Separation by Sex

The Lord Jesus Christ commanded that those follow Him must separate themselves completely from the world. The more a Christian learns to obey God’s word, the more separated from the world he becomes.

It is interesting to note, that God explains the requirements of true repentance, before the Messiah will come back to save those in Jerusalem. The final requirement is that the Jewish people separate by sex. Each extended family will meet together, but the women will meet separately. This same command extends to war, purification, and divine service. As the apostle Paul said, the best work for God is done by those who are single, and not encumbered with pleasing their spouse. A single person really should not try to become married. God has a special plan for those that are single, that he cannot give to those that are married.

When it comes to true repentance, we have to step away from our marriage is to truly accomplish it. For it to be real, it cannot be coed.

It is a very interesting thing to watch; when a woman enters a room with there is only men. That lone woman becomes the center of every individual man’s attention. It does not matter what the men were doing before she entered. They might’ve been praying, pouring out their hearts to God, or intently studying Scripture, but a woman enters the room, and every man becomes distracted. They cannot focus on what they’re doing anymore; their concern goes out to the woman.

In order for men to focus, they cannot have a woman present. They can have other men present, but they cannot have any females present. The same follows when men repent, they cannot be around even a single woman. They must be around other men. Not being a woman, I suspect the opposite is true as well. Women cannot truly be themselves, and be honest, unless they are with those of their same sex and family.

It used to be unheard of, in any Christian church that the men and women would sit together. Men would sit on their side, or in front, and the women on their side or in back. Children sit with the womenfolk, but as they mature, the boys would move to sit with the men. It is often very interesting to notice that in churches today, once the romantic intrigue ends up dating and courting, this seems to naturally happen. The wives go off by themselves in the nursery, and spend the church hour socializing with other women and children. Whoever is in charge of keeping order in the church, knows that they must visit the nursery and kick out as many women as possible. Even the teenage girls like to hang out there, unless they are trying to catch the eye of some stupid fellow.

Jesus warned us that we must separate ourselves from the world, forcing racial integration, imposing coed living, and worshiping in a coed environment, has done much to break down both the appeal and effect of our churches today. We may not be able to change the status quo, and we may feel like we are stuck with a coed lifestyle, but if we dared to be different, and dared to be holy, maybe we would find out that God’s way is actually better! Of course it always is!

From Zechariah 12.

Joining the Military Has Repercussions

When a young person goes off to join the military, whether the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, or some foreign army, there is a direct impact on the whole family. This idea is usually ignored and the person is told to just think about themselves and what they want.

In Zechariah 12:9 there is quite a different statement. God declares that the whole family of the military member that joins up with those that go to remove Jerusalem and the Jewish people that have reassembled there will be exterminated forever. In other words, anybody in the military that has a family back home is not only going to be slaughtered on that date, but the whole rest of their family is going to be exterminated as well.

God does judge each individual person for what they do and have done. This does not mean that there are not implications and a direct influence that is not reflected on the whole family. A family is identified and known by its members. Just because a member in the family does not want to identify with his family, or feels like an outsider, does not make it so.

Being a child of God means that we must learn to think as our adoptive Father. God established the family unit, and it is the only way to properly nourish and train children. Leaving the care of children to the government only creates a subversive military unit. This has been proven over and again throughout history. Children have to be formally taught that they are part of a family unit, and that their every choice directly reflects upon the name of the family. There is a whole lot more to think about than just how they feel about something or what they want. Fulfillment comes from fulfilling the requirements and obligations of being part of a family, and that family part of a specific society.

There is only one area provided for as an exception to the rule. That one area has to do with God. When a family is corrupt and evil, when one becomes a child of God, that person must begin to make choices and taking a stand. That person must stand for righteousness. That person still has to work within the confines of the family, and the society that the family belongs to, but that person needs to face the reality that they may become expelled. When things are going right, the family will convert as well, and they will establish a new and better reputation. However there are times, when a person must identify with church, and its family of people, and leave behind the family and friends they were born into.

As Christians, we cannot go along with the world’s teaching that everyone should follow their own heart. There is a whole lot more to life and being responsible family members. We cannot just think about whether or not a decision is right and proper, or whether a decision makes us happy, we need to take thought about the family, our greater family impact, and the reflection on the family of God. When our decisions go against these basic units, this foundation in our life, we not only bring evil upon ourselves, but there is a blotch and sentence hung over our true friends and family.

Messiah not a single issue Savior

It is time I step out from behind my shadow and share some amazing words of God. Zechariah 12:7 is where I currently have been meditating and it is a glorious verse.

God spends a great deal of time talking of the glory of Jerusalem, the City of David, Mount Zion, etc. It is going to be something totally different from cities of history, and it will actually be a glorious city, not because of architectural prowess, or strangeness, or amusements, but because God will be there in “person.” It will be the earthly city of God. This makes Jerusalem the ultimate city, and as such the city all words want to control and have today. 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As long as the Jewish people are restricted from their capital city, they are being kept from experiencing the fulfillment of God’s promises to them. When the Jewish people finally take custody of their divine inheritance, they will become the actual leaders of the world. The United Nations and the many political unions will be broken in power and will be removed. God has made the promise, and the Devil and this anti-Messiah world fight desperately to keep it from happening every moment of every day. This is why the Arab nations can speak of nothing else and live in real fear of the Jewish people. They see a Jewish conspiracy everywhere and in everything. They know they are going to lose, and when they lose, it will not just be a piece of land, it will be their very own lives, people and countries. There will be a complete elimination of all who oppose God and His people.

God however is not just about the glory of the Jewish people. He is not just about elevating the lineage and royal family of David. He is not just about some city. To prove that, He will not just seek to save David’s family, but will instead start wide: He will save the tent cities of Judah. The Jewish people are going to be driven from their homeland again. They will become slaves to the peoples of the world and be sold off to the highest bidders. There will be another holocaust.  Yet, again, it will not last. It will be quite short, even though deadly. Jewish people will be deported from their homes and held as slaves to those who want them dead. They will be abused once again, but they will escape again to their homeland, and will again live in tent cities in faith to their Messiah. They will establish sacrifices and the priesthood just after that and this time is united and sincere in their efforts to worship God, and ignore the rules of mere mortal people.

God will demonstrate His love for all these Jewish refugees, who gather to defy the world because they believe God rather than the world. The world armies will assemble to completely extinguish the Jewish remnant that defied them, and that remnant will be saved miraculously, and first. Those Jewish faithful will be granted amazing powers to overcome their enemies, so the splendor of Jerusalem and David’s house is shared and not just about a single issue. God will in this manner demonstrate His love and regard to all the Jewish people.first. Those Jewish faithful will be granted amazing powers to overcome their enemies, so the splendor of Jerusalem and David’s house is shared and not just about a single issue. God will in this manner demonstrate His love and regard to all the Jewish people.first.first.first.first. Those Jewish faithful will be granted amazing powers to overcome their enemies, so the splendor of Jerusalem and David’s house is shared and not just about a single issue. God will in this manner demonstrate His love and regard to all the Jewish people.first. Those Jewish faithful will be granted amazing powers to overcome their enemies, so the splendor of Jerusalem and David’s house is shared and not just about a single issue. God will in this manner demonstrate His love and regard to all the Jewish people.first. Those Jewish faithful will be granted amazing powers to overcome their enemies, so the splendor of Jerusalem and David’s house is shared and not just about a single issue. God will in this manner demonstrate His love and regard to all the Jewish people.first. Those Jewish faithful will be granted amazing powers to overcome their enemies, so the splendor of Jerusalem and David’s house is shared and not just about a single issue. God will in this manner demonstrate His love and regard to all the Jewish people..first. Those Jewish faithful will be granted amazing powers to overcome their enemies, so the splendor of Jerusalem and David’s house is shared and not just about a single issue. God will in this manner demonstrate His love and regard to all the Jewish people.first. Those Jewish faithful will be granted amazing powers to overcome their enemies, so the splendor of Jerusalem and David’s house is shared and not just about a single issue. God will in this manner demonstrate His love and regard to all the Jewish people.first. Those Jewish faithful will be granted amazing powers to overcome their enemies, so the splendor of Jerusalem and David’s house is shared and not just about a single issue. God will in this manner demonstrate His love and regard to all the Jewish people.first. Those Jewish faithful will be granted amazing powers to overcome their enemies, so the splendor of Jerusalem and David’s house is shared and not just about a single issue. God will in this manner demonstrate His love and regard to all the Jewish people.first. Those Jewish faithful will be granted amazing powers to overcome their enemies, so the splendor of Jerusalem and David’s house is shared and not just about a single issue. God will in this manner demonstrate His love and regard to all the Jewish people.first. Those Jewish faithful will be granted amazing powers to overcome their enemies, so the splendor of Jerusalem and David’s house is shared and not just about a single issue. God will in this manner demonstrate His love and regard to all the Jewish people.

The Christians will already be gone and eliminated first. They will not be in the picture to help the Jewish people, having been removed in the Rapture and the subsequent tribulation against the true Christian, or saint of God. The Jewish people, without this evangelical support, will seem to be alone and powerless against the world and its hatred of them. It will force them to see they never be able to just be a quiet little subculture somewhere or even a liberalized and integrated culture. They must claim their inheritance and rights of birth and trust them to be real and true. They must ignore the many false teachers among them and cleave to God’s Word alone. This will be the only motive to go against all the powers of the world that have removed their only support system today. God will respect that and finally provide the miraculous way for them to return to their land and occupy it and possess it.

The world may have one more volley to try on a united front to eliminate the single real threat to their world domination, but it will fail. The attempt a thousand years later will also fail, and there will never again be a person in the world that hates Jewish people, and the Jewish people will indeed act like the people of God they are called to be.

See this amazing verse in our Prophecy Guide: Zechariah 12:7

Even the King of Babylon Dies

The Bible study for today, taken from Isaiah 14:16, make some important statements about the coming Antichrist. From the context we learn that Antichrist will be indwelt by Lucifer, and is identified as the king of Babylon.

 

When this terrifying, deified, horror of a man is killed, the world will gain perspective, realizing that at the end of the day, humans are just humans. They do not have powers that last beyond their grave. Once her soul is committed to hell, there is no need to be afraid of them. While there are alive, they may terrify everyone, and seem unstoppable, but once they’re dead, they’re dead.

 

The words used in the text make it clear that those that look on the carcass of the king of Babylon will suddenly become aware of what defines being human. They will also gain perspective on the limits of power. It will finally occur to them how important it is to honor God and not those that try to supplant Him. It is the death of the king of Babylon that causes the earth to learn a lesson.

 

This is not at all a surprise to the child of God who studies the Word of God. God uses everything for the benefit of His children. Not only will the saints of God in heaven rejoice over the destruction of the Man of Sin, there is benefit derived from it. In this situation those still living on the earth, having survived the destruction that the king of Babylon wreaked upon them, and having survived the multiple disasters that God sent to purify and cleanse the earth, will learn an important lesson in leadership and politics. God is not a man. God alone is to be honored. God alone is to be revered. Anyone that claims to have answers outside of God has no right to be in leadership.

Lucifer Darkness

Our devotions have brought us to Isaiah 14:12 again. What an amazing verse.

A deep look at the Hebrew words causes the meaning to be a bit different than the English rendering implies.

First of all, Lucifer is a Latin term, and it was superimposed upon the text from Latin translations.

Second, Lucifer is simply “bright” or “shiny.” This means that he is not made of skin, as we are, but a different being with a shiny appearance instead of dull.

Third, the word for Lucifer is tightly tied to mourning. Meetings with this personage bring mourning in its wake. It is the opposite of an inspiring figure, it is the infamous and degrading figure.

Fourth, “Son of the morning” is a very poor rendering and translation. He is the Son of the predawn. This is quite different from the dawn or the early morning. It is the coldest, most miserable, and darkest time before dawning. But this is the one concept that brings hope. With Satan in the King of Babylon, the world can know that there will be a bright morning soon. It is the Darkest of the Dark Age and soon light and warmth will come and the darkness, cold, and suffering will be over.

The only reason Satan can be an “angel of light” is because it is so dark, he can make a shiney appearance. In the light, he is nothing. In the dark, he almost can be noticed. Christ in contrast, shines light throught the realm when He is present, and scatters darkness. Satan needs darkness to be noticeable. In the light, he is just another creature.

Democracy

We’re back! It’s been a while since we entered a thought about Bible Prophecy from our studies, but we are hopefully ready to return to this feature.

Today, the study was in Isaiah 14! Yes, that chapter!

The situation we find is that people are programmed in this humanistic age to believe the Biblical way of doing things is by democracy, or majority rule! It is very funny how much California is considered a very liberal minded Democratic state, yet the vote of the people is overwhelmingly ignored and rejected by the courts, leaders and in fact, everyone!

We vote on important laws about English is the language of the state, or about the marriage being only between a man and a woman, or about how drug laws must be upped, or about all sorts of good things. But you can always count on the fact that the majority decision will be overthrown by a select few pompous clowns somewhere in the government, who believe they have the better decision making abilities that the public.

Frankly, the State of California is a dictatorship. The very few, usually appointed fools, run the state and the rest of the world can just go jump! To make matters even weirder, voter fraud is a huge open problem, but the few say this is not to be tampered with! Interesting.

There are also a huge number of stupid things the public will vote for (or we are lead to believe they voted for by those same suspected poll numbers). These almost always will go through without a hitch, and become law instantly!

The Bible makes it clear that majority rule is almost always going to be wrong in our world today. There cannot be a possibility of Godly, moral, ethical, righteous decisions that will ever come from a majority position. The majority will always side with the wrong, evil, distorted, selfish, hateful approach to a solution. It will go on until there is world unity about a world government, and this world governor will be the embodiment of the Devil, Satan, the great deceiver. He will sit on the throne ruling all nations in a very powerful way to remove all the Saints from the earth, and every Jewish person as well. He will be openly vile and evil, yet the world will worship at his feet.

But, Isaiah paints a very interesting picture that is so typical of human nature. We set up gods and then just as quickly as we swore undying commitment to this god, we turn on it and revel in its destruction! Talk about fickleness! Talk about being driven about by every wind of doctrine and opinion. Talk about not being able to recognize truth when we are staring it in the face!

All the world will be unified to come together under the most vile leader of all times, and then soon afterwards, when God smashes him, the world will be surprised that the leader has been just another hollow creature of a man, just as weak and stupid as the “majority” of people on the earth.

Broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many there are that go down that road. The lonely but solid and safe road is the one of righteousness and careful plodding, that follows what is right and true and in unity with the Holy Bible instruction we study each day. So, are you in the majority of the wild crowds that destroy? Or are you one of the few, brave, and strong?

John Robinson sermon

Today is an amazing day and one where you could say that was the real beginning of our Country: The United States of America.

It was spend fasting and praying and listening to an exhortation from a dear old preacher on the importance of not relying on man for help, and instead facing insurmountable difficulties and dangers with God’s help alone. There were over 100 people that gathered this day 393 years ago to seek God’s face, repent of sin, and beg for God’s blessing for each one of them.

Tomorrow is the day when those staying in Holland put on a big feast, or “last meal” together for those leaving. They sang the Psalms in a most beautiful and harmonic fashion, since they were well trained in music. The walk to the Mayflower was a quiet one, with each person’s heart breaking at the thought they may not see each other ever again, and the grimness of what lay ahead of the travellers.

Those first Pilgrims, having to flee Europe’s decadence, immorality, agnosticism, anti-Saints spirit, and general humanism; were setting forth to face a fierce battle just trying to extricate themselves from England. But that was only the beginning of the sorrows and depravations they would endure. They were praying for God’s help in crossing the great Ocean, protection from the most savage people on earth (yes, Savages!), and protection from the French and Spanish, and even other Englishmen in establishing a Biblically based colony.

If such a place could open up today, would we go or stay in this filthy world? It is getting harder for real Christians (saints) to manage living in cities and towns. There is a real effort underfoot, not only politically, but socially, and economically to drive every true Bible believing person from this earth into what they think is oblivion.

Heaven is not a place for patsies, or worldly “Christians.” It is the abode for eternity for those who overcame through the blood of the Lamb!

The link: John Robinson and the Farewell Sermon

Dangerous Existence

Isaiah 24:17 presents a very real picture of the dangers of living after major catastrophes in areas where mankind has lived. Cities especially are filled with dangerous traps, sink holes from all the underground passageways and sewer systems. The rubble left behind is a maze of death traps. After a major disaster, the survivors have to get about to find food and shelter, but the process takes their lives, especially when they are lone survivors.

Before the Savior of the World can come with his mighty saints, the world is going to be devastated. The world socialist system is going to destroy much of the world’s production industry, and it is also going to destroy city maintenance and repair systems. The “natural” disasters of the world wide fires and earthquakes will destroy the rest that is left from the world-wide plunder of a world wide government system.

The few that survive the holocaust of this world are going to find life very precarious. There are numbers of things to be alert and aware of, in a time when a person is famished, weak, wounded and in very poor condition. As they emerge from the rubbles that held them, they will be confronted by the remains of a thousand death traps. Areas they enter will be unstable and ready to fall on them in an instant. The ground they walk on could give way at any moment to the chambers below and trap them there.

The verse begins with the terror that overcomes people that still remain alive. They will be very easily spooked and overwhelmed with fear. Anything could spell the end of their lives and they know it. They will be very careful when they move, watching for anything that might be a threat to their safety and survival. Only God will be able to help them, since living on earth has become so dangerous.

An area not mentioned in this verse is the state of animals. They too will be dangerous and in danger.

In this state of precariousness, where life is hanging on by a thread, people will finally be ready to glorify God and beg for his help, the world over. There will be a revival, but only after the world and its systems are completely trashed and destroyed. All hope of mankind being able to wage a war against God must be removed before mankind will turn to Him for help. It is amazing how stubborn mankind is when it comes to that which is right and holy. It is a shame that God has to let things get so terribly bad before He can be accepted for who He is.

Accept God today, and don’t wait to the bitter end when things will get this bad!

Link: Isaiah 24:17 in the Prophecy Guide

Eliza Hewitt & hymns

Eliza Hewitt remained unmarried all her life and suffered greatly after trying to discipline a boy in school. She was an invalid for several months and had to endure a body cast so her back could heal. During this time, she developed a heart for God and children. She also discovered the value of the pen and began writing poems for church and Sunday School. These were soon found by the song writers and set to music. She also began writing Sunday School material to help teachers reach their students.

Once she was able to get about again, she was thrilled and put her endeavors into the Sunday School movement, doing all she could to teach and reach children with the gospel and Christian ideals. At one point she had a class of 200 students in the Presbyterian church where she was a member.

To see her photo and story use the following links. From that page there are links to the hymn stories she wrote.

Eliza Hewitt, songwriter.

Theodore Roosevelt

We have an article on Theodore Roosevelt, but it needed some more clarification and fact checking. Deborah Macomber, my oldest daughter, did that for us last weekend. She was not able to prove the story about him having his cabinet members search Bibles for the basis of the Monroe Doctrine, but it appears this was not something out of character for him. Can you imagine the last four presidents asking their Cabinet members to come to an emergency meeting to help him find verses in the Bible about an issue that impacts this country? We can only dream of such things, but our Presidents of the past thought nothing of doing such things!

Use this link to find out more: The Extraordinary Theodore Roosevelt.