Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Mechanics Of Faith - Restrospection

PLEASE NOTE: This discussion series in seven installments are currently (from May 2016 C.E. onward) undergoing a revamp to take it from being a foundation discussions towards being a full discussion. This is to keep this blog discussion consistent with the all other Christian discussion blogs of this author which began to be upgraded to a full (i.e. more detail and in depth) discussion sometime back in 2012 C.E. after the post ‘Readers' Question: Why Do Innocents Suffer If GOD Is Just’  began publishing as a life discussion back in 2012 C.E.

What this translate as is every post will increase significantly in volume (of words) and with more extensive references to Scriptural passages. But due to the severe restriction to the author's functional resources the revamping works have been not progressing accordingly and were mostly not progressing (i.e. stagnant) at all. But all limitations and restrictions notwithstanding the author is unwavering in his resolve and commitment to get all of them done (GOD willing). 

But due to this author biting off more than I can chew, most of the editorial works (error checking, typo corrections, sentences restructuring to improve readability and embedding of keyword links) was not done in many posted discussion. This work originally started in Windows Live Spaces and later moved to Blogger, first started out as a foundation discussion intend to teach the author's daughter the fundamental of the family faith and worship of the CREATOR GOD.

The Faith That Pleases GOD
[1] The Faith That Pleases GOD
[2] Building The Faith That Pleases GOD
[3] What Is GOD, What Is HE Like
[4] The Attributes Of GOD
[5] Building The Faith That Trust GOD
[6] The Mechanics Of Faith
[7[ The Basis Of Our Relationship With GOD
[8] The Ultimate Key To Pleasing GOD

The Mechanics Of Faith – Retrospection 

Scientists and just about everyone else all generally agree that human beings are intelligent or possess intelligence (or so called cognitive capabilities). This however does not mean that scientists and other members of mankind don't consider certain people, which may include everyone else other than themselves and those they hold in high esteem if there are any, to be stupid.

This author too considers mankind generally to be quite stupid, himself not excluding. That (the subject of human kind being stupid) however is not the main topic of this discussion but of another which should be publishing soon (meaning as a matter of course) in another blog of this author. And the reason that this author considers mankind to be generally stupid is not because mankind generally are not intelligent or do not possess the minds capable of understanding the complexity of this life or this physical existence, and even to a certain extend the entirety of reality and existence. The reason this author considers mankind to be generally stupid is (as is very obviously evident, fully expressed in the human social order of today) that, despite their incredibly intelligent minds, mankind have for the most part, chosen to be incredibly stupid out of their insatiable lust and greed in near all aspect of their lives and pursuits. 

Today more than before in the past, scientists are beginning to say that animals, or at least certain animals too are intelligent. Some scientists may even at this very moment be trying to prove that plants too (or at least certain kinds of plants), are intelligent.

What all these translate to is that our supremely brilliant men (and women): whether the illustrious scientists; the deep thinking philosophers; the analytically shrewd psychologists; and the magnificent leaders of the human social order, don't fully understand what intelligence actually is. Unfortunately this has also led them into totally not understanding what exactly intelligence is. And so ,just as it is with the physical universe, as also it is with life and reality, our proclaimed and acclaimed Superlatives scientists and other supremely brilliant minds of the human social order all got themselves totally ‘lost in the forest from being micro focused on the trees’.

While the subject of what intelligence actually is, is not the topic of discussion here, nonetheless we need to understand a very important element of intelligence which is needed to build the faith that is so essential to please GOD. In fact being intelligent (or having intelligence), is absolutely essential to building a positive relationship with anyone, and all the more so with the all knowing (omniscience) GOD who made mankind. That was exactly what the Holy Christian Scripture meant, when it recorded that GOD made man, male and female, in HIS image and likeness. Man (and includes woman), were made with the intelligence and self awareness that would allow them to have a GOD Family level relationship (i.e. bond) with GOD. From this, those of you who are reading this who are effectively intelligent (as opposed to being ultra mega supreme super genius level intelligent) would (or should anyway) begin to see, that the concept of intelligence that is being discussed here (and as it is understood by this author) defers significantly from the concept that our brilliant men and women of science have chosen to define intelligence to be. This is because science, all the proclaimed and acclaimed Superlatives of science, must never ever recognized purpose, not even functional purpose as to do so will totally and completely wiped out all the justifications they now have to lust and ego supergorge themselves to insanity.

And for those of you who fully understand concepts, contexts and perspectives, you would understand that this difference is not so much that of definition, but of context. And that is because unlike the brilliant men and women of science, this author did make use of the faculty of memory so that he did not become micro focused on the indicative to lose sight of the definitive.

So, if we can agree, we should know that being intelligent and being self aware are intrinsic to our being able to have a trusting,  loving and meaningful family based relationship with GOD. And if we understand what it means to be intelligent we would also understand that part of the reason we are intelligent is because we have what is called memory retention. And if we are really intelligent (as opposed to being stupidly intelligent) we would understand that having memory or memory retention or of being able to remember what we have learned and we have experience, is one of the elements of our minds' cognitive ability that make us self aware and intelligent, that make us into freewill intelligent personages.

The Lord said, “Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them.
Genesis 11:6 (NASB)

And herein lie the number one reason why mankind is generally and basically stupid despite being endowed with a mind that is supremely and brilliantly intelligent. Yes, even the supremely supreme geniuses men (and women) whether: the illustrious rocket scientists (or boffin); the deep thinking and highly respected and worshiped philosophers; the analytically brilliant psychologists and psychoanalysts; and all the other supremely supreme great leaders of the human social order. Everyone has become incredibly stupid because they chose not to remember, chose to mostly or totally ignore one of the intrinsic elements of their intelligence. Anyone who is truly sane and intelligent will know that insanity basically is the inability to know what is obviously real from what is not. Now can anyone disagree that to purposely ignore a contributory element that makes us self aware and intelligent, is not only very stupid but will also cause us to become partially (and in some cases totally) insane, through losing a perspective of who and what we really are? Yet this is what has been happening to almost every single human being of the human social order for the longest time since.

Remember [rmbr]

When Moses led the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt after the LORD GOD had freed them from their Egyptian slavery, he led them to Horeb and had them camped before the foot of Mount Sinai. This was after they had cried out to the LORD GOD of their fathers because of the hard bondage they were subjected to by their Egyptians masters.
Please read the post ‘The New Covenant Part 1: Noah, Abraham And David’ in the blog ‘The Holy Bible Expounded’ for the discussion on why GOD made covenants with men before they can become HIS people.
Here Moses as the mediator of the Old Covenant between the LORD GOD (WHO was later born as the SON of man, JESUS CHRIST) and the Israelite, he had the children of Israel prepared themselves to be ready to enter into a Covenant with CREATOR GOD to accept HIM as their GOD, and to become HIS people and nation(s) as the only physical geographical nation(s) in the whole earth (at that time from ever since after the Antediluvian Flood, until this very day) to have the CREATOR GOD as their GOD.

“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
Exodus 20:8 – 11

Then at the appointed day and time, the LORD GOD thundered from Mount Sinai the words of HIS Covenant with them. And that Covenant was literally, the Ten Commandments.

One particular commandment took them back to a time long ago before they existed. Long before even their fathers, the Biblical Patriarchs existed. And this was the fourth commandment, which was to keep the Sabbath Holy, because GOD made it and sanctified it for man, the day following after HE had made the first family of man, Adam and Eve.

It was also using this specific commandment that the children of Israel were first taught of the need to faithfully and fully obey the GOD of their fathers, the LORD GOD of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Today because of the evil lies and evil doctrines of the Christmas religion (and also other evil religions masquerading as the religion (i.e. faith and worship) of Abraham the Father of the Faithful), both of the Great Harlot mother and all of her harlots daughters, over two billion people who “believed” that they are Christians have no knowledge that the ancient Israelite who were enslaved in Egypt were never the people of the CREATOR GOD of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob at anytime. The Israelite, from the time they first went into Egypt with the Patriarch Jacob were never the people or subject of GOD, until the time they agreed to and entered into the Ten Commandment Covenant mediated by Moses in Horeb. When the Patriarch Jacob migrated to Egypt with all his family and servants, only he and his son Joseph had the CREATOR GOD as their GOD and SOVEREIGN. That was the reason these Israelite totally have no knowledge of the Royal Laws and Holy Commandments of the CREATOR GOD, and they had to be taught to obey HIM and to honor, keep and perform (i.e. fulfill in carrying out) HIS laws starting with the fourth commandment (Exodus 16:1 – 34).

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you. And the people shall go out and gather a certain quota every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in My law or not. And it shall be on the sixth day that they shall prepare what they bring in, and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.”
Exodus 16:4 – 5

And so it was, on the sixth day, that they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for each one. And all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses. Then he said to them, “This is what the Lord has said: ‘Tomorrow is a Sabbath rest, a holy Sabbath to the Lord. Bake what you will bake today, and boil what you will boil; and lay up for yourselves all that remains, to be kept until morning.’” So they laid it up till morning, as Moses commanded; and it did not stink, nor were there any worms in it. Then Moses said, “Eat that today, for today is a Sabbath to the Lord; today you will not find it in the field. Six days you shall gather it, but on the seventh day, the Sabbath, there will be none.”
Now it happened that some of the people went out on the seventh day to gather, but they found none. And the Lord said to Moses, “How long do you refuse to keep My commandments and My laws?

Exodus 16:22 – 28

Even Moses, who was called by GOD to represent HIM to the Egyptians, did not know the GOD of his fathers, the Biblical Patriarch, until GOD called him from out of the midst of the burning bush.

So when the Lord saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!”
And he said, “Here I am.”
Then He said, “Do not draw near this place. Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.” Moreover He said, “I am the God of your father—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look upon God.
Exodus 3:4 – 6

So Moses came and told the people all the words of the Lord and all the judgments. And all the people answered with one voice and said, “All the words which the Lord has said we will do.”
Exodus 24:3

Even as Moses had (in principle) accepted the GOD of his fathers as his GOD from that point of the burning bush event, Moses did not actually (legally and technically) become the subject of GOD until the epic meeting in Horeb when GOD spoke in the thunder (Exodus 20:1 – 19; Deuteronomy 5:4 – 31) the very words of the Ten Commandments and the Israelite agreed to accept the Covenant. This is the exact same manner when people having believe the testimonies of the Christian Holy Scriptures, to accept GOD the FATHER as their GOD and LORD JESUS as their LORD, still need to go through the process of baptism before they can partake of the Passover Covenant which is commemorated annually on the exact same date (and time) of the Sacred Calendar as their Everlasting Covenant with GOD, the FATHER and LORD JESUS.

The Lord talked with you face to face on the mountain from the midst of the fire. I stood between the Lord and you at that time, to declare to you the word of the Lord; for you were afraid because of the fire, and you did not go up the mountain. He said:
‘I am the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
‘You shall have no other gods before Me.
Deuteronomy 5:4 – 7 (also verses 8 – 27) 

Choosing To Forget [forgetting]

After the Israelite had willingly of their own free will without being coerced accepted and entered into the Covenant with GOD to become HIS subjects and people, and while Moses went up Mount Sinai and was there for forty days to receive the Ten Commandment Covenant written on two tablets of stone from GOD, the Israelite began to play the harlot making for themselves a golden calf as their God.

Here was the beginning (or rather false start) for a whole nation of people numbering over a million who were enslaved under harsh bondage. They cried to the GOD of their fathers whom they do not know (i.e. have no relationship with) and HE sent HIS servant chosen from among them to free them. With powerful miracles HE forced the Pharaoh of Egypt to free them and then destroyed the armies of Egypt who pursued after them. Then GOD fed them with manna from heaven, after which then HE thundered the Ten Commandments Covenant from Mount Sinai as the Covenant for them to become HIS subjects and people. But when the Israelite just lost sight of Moses for a few days, they completely forgot all that. Obviously ‘shock and awe’ registered zero in their memories with this group of griping, greed driven mass of humanity. The only things that registered with this group were their carnal greedy lust and irrational high dramas phobias of dying of thirst and starvation.

Fast forward some one thousand five hundred years later, to a small (three remaining tribes of the original twelve) remnant of this nation now just a vassal state of Rome. After so much time had passed and with so much history including a very well documented religious Scripture record behind them, you would expect this remnants of a once fully sovereign nation of people with a highly educated religious elite who pride themselves as being the epitome of religious righteousness, that they would had at the very least learned some important lesson from their history recorded as a part of their religious Scriptures. Obviously not, they were still driven by their greedy lust albeit minus the griping of their forefathers who died in the wilderness never to step foot on the Promise Land to inherit the promise.

Our memory is such an essential part of us, it is almost entirely who we are currently, or who we have become through the process of our lives. What we retain and what we choose to keep in mind are revealing of our focus and our basic values, what we really believe in (what we actually are fully convinced is true), are passionate about and fixated on. And here is one of the most basic key to knowing who we really are, and that is by what we choose to remember, what we cycle through our minds each time unit of our consciousness. Yes, we do exercise a very large control over what we keep in mind and focus on, and what we choose not to remember. This is the most true when it is the things we experienced in our lives and the knowledge and lessons we chose to retain fresh in mind or to ignore (and thus to not call to mind).

Now when the people saw that Moses delayed coming down from the mountain, the people gathered together to Aaron, and said to him, “Come, make us gods that shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.
Exodus 32:1

If we were to just think a little about the ancient Israelite, how they completely ignored all the things that had just happened and the fact that they had manna rained down from heaven for six days every week to feed them. Then for them to totally ignoring all the things they experienced to EFFECTIVELY say to Aaron, 'Let us forget about this Moses and this GOD of our fathers whom we cried to when we were oppressed in bondage and servitude, and let us disregard all the powerful miracles HE performed to free us and our agreement that commitment us to fully obey HIM. Let us just make gods for ourselves to protect us so we can go wherever we want to do whatever we want.'

They did not really forget, they just chose to ignored and disregard all that had happened. They have no inclination to do anything except to pursue their lust and greed in life. And that was exactly the attitude that was reflected throughout their forty years wandering in the wilderness until all of them had died never to enter the Promise Land. And this was exactly what GOD told Moses up on the mountain that they were an evil, rebellious people who think only of themselves, fixated and obsessed forever on their lust and their greed.

And the Lord said to Moses, “I have seen this people, and indeed it is a stiff-necked people! Now therefore, let Me alone, that My wrath may burn hot against them and I may consume them. And I will make of you a great nation.”
Exodus 32:9 – 10

Again let us fast forward to some one thousand five hundred years later to the remnant of this people now just a vassal nation of Rome. Here were these people who pretended that they were eagerly awaiting the arrival of the MESSIAH. This was what JESUS said of them:

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.
Matthew 5:27 – 28

These Jews especially those who were the religious leaders and authorities were just as bent in the pursuit of greed and lust in living out their lives as their ancient forefathers who were freed from Egyptian slavery. But these leaders, experts and authorities were a lot worse because they had some one thousand five hundred years of well recorded history, which they considered as their Holy Scripture, behind them. But far, far worst is the fact that they actually held themselves to such high regard from self deception out of the same unbridled greed and lust, only this time not deprived of the food they lusted after, it was the supergorging of their egos.

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous, and say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.’
Therefore you are witnesses against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers’ guilt. Serpents, brood of vipers! How can you escape the condemnation of hell**? Therefore, indeed, I send you prophets, wise men, and scribes: some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues and persecute from city to city, that on you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar. Assuredly, I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation.
Matthew 23:29 – 36 
**hell i.e. from the Hebrew word Geenna or Gehenna meaning a place where trash are burnt up, symbolic as a Type for eternal destruction.

JESUS called them murderers, the murderers of all the righteous servants of GOD. And not only that, JESUS also called them the servants and disciples (i.e. symbolically sons) of Satan the Devil.

“I know that you are Abraham’s descendants, but you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you. I speak what I have seen with My Father, and you do what you have seen with your father.”
They answered and said to Him, “Abraham is our father.”
Jesus said to them, “If you were Abraham’s children, you would do the works of Abraham. But now you seek to kill Me, a Man who has told you the truth which I heard from God. Abraham did not do this. You do the deeds of your father.”
Then they said to Him, “We were not born of fornication; we have one Father—God.”
Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me. Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me. Which of you convicts Me of sin? And if I tell the truth, why do you not believe Me? He who is of God hears God’s words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God.”
John 8:37 – 47

Of course the evil experts and masters of the Christmas religions would have you believe that it was only the Jews who murdered JESUS. And they would most probably quote the above Scripture passage to support this evil assertion.

From the time that Great Harlot Church had gained political power over the nations in and around Europe, she had persecuted and murdered GOD's Elect until much of her political sway over these nations were restricted or thwarted in the Protestant Reformation. This so called reformation saw this Great Harlot Church spawning her daughter's harlots churches of various denominations and varying doctrinal emphasis, but all still bent on stamping out the Elect and the other designated inheritors (the genealogical descendants of the sons of Jacob aka Israel) to the promises GOD made to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. These they do either through direct persecutions whenever they were able to, but without their tyrannical political clout today, they are doing this mostly through disinformation and misinformation and through adopting some of the teachings and doctrines of the Church of GOD and the Saints but with various twists and spins added that would effectively hide the complete true message of the Gospel (and the Christian Holy Scriptures) so that all who followed after them thinking of themselves as Christian would not be obeying GOD to keep, perform and honor the New Covenant or the Royal Laws and Holy Commandments of GOD.

If you know history well, especially the history of the first to fifteen century of Europe and the Middle East, you would know of the persecution of the Elect (the servants of GOD through the New Covenant) by first the Jewish religious authorities, then the Imperial Roman Empire which worshiped their Emperors as Gods. Later not long after the Great Harlot Church had gained political power, the Elect of GOD were forbidden on pains of torture and murder to commemorate the New Covenant (the Passover) and to obey the Ten Commandments (specifically the fourth commandment) through the Satan the Devil's convened Council of Nicaea which outlawed both the New Covenant and the Sabbath created by GOD when HE created mankind. This effectively would have the Elect of GOD for centuries to be hunted down, tortured and murdered at the behest of the Great Harlot Church, the Mother of Harlots And of The Abominations of the Earth of Revelation 17.

So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. And on her forehead a name was written:
I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement.
Revelation 17:3 – 6

Today with a world population of over seven billion people (as July 2013 C.E.), a fairly large segment of the more educated population living in the better off countries in this world have been either totally or partially sold to the idea that the Jews were the sole murderers of LORD JESUS and many also embraced as a religious truth that the world is being dominated and manipulated by Jews. This is thanks in no small part to the evil doctrines of the Great Harlot and some of her harlot daughters.

But to the people who believe and understand the message of the Christian Holy Scriptures, they would know that everyone who practice and pursue evil as a recourse in the process of their life to get what they need, want, crave and/or are obsessed with, are all complicit and have a hand in the murder of the JESUS.

When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. And they cried with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?”
Revelation 6:9 – 10

Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, “Go and pour out the bowls of the wrath of God on the earth.”
So the first went and poured out his bowl upon the earth, and a foul and loathsome sore came upon the men who had the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image.
Then the second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it became blood as of a dead man; and every living creature in the sea died.
Then the third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood. And I heard the angel of the waters saying:
“You are righteous, O Lord,
The One who is and who was and who is to be,
Because You have judged these things.
For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets,
And You have given them blood to drink.
For it is their just due.”

Revelation 16:1 – 6

But the main culprits, whose hands are dripping with the blood of JESUS and many of HIS faithful disciples and Brethren, are the evil leaders and masters of all the anti GOD religions and all those who have been complicit with them, supporting them and zealously practicing their doctrines of abuse, carnage and evil.

Then Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked letters from him to the synagogues of Damascus, so that if he found any who were of the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.
As he journeyed he came near Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven. Then he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?”
And he said, “Who are You, Lord?”
Then the Lord said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the goads.”
Acts 9:1  5

These are the religions that directly target the Elect of GOD beginning with the ancients Prophets of GOD from the time of the ancient Kingdoms of Israel and Judah, through the period of the Jewish exiles in Babylon and the Jews during the period they were returned to their lands, until JESUS was murdered by them. From that period onward these are all the nations and religious orders that directly target all the true disciples of JESUS CHRIST who keep the New Passover Covenant and practice and live by the Royal Laws and Holy Commandments of GOD.

Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
1 John 2:3 – 4

The Saints And Elect Failing To Remember [f2mbr]

One of the very clear teachings in the Christian Holy Scriptures is that failing to remember and choosing to disregard their Covenant with GOD to obey HIS commandments to love HIM and to love one another, is not just the behavior of ungodly stubborn people or those who are unconverted. There were numerous records in the Christian Holy Scriptures of the Elect choosing to disregard their covenant with their MAKER to take to the path of evil to get what they need, want and craved. 

You probably have read of and are familiar with the accounts of men like the Prophet Balaam and King Saul, both who were Spirit begotten converted 'Christians', meaning they both had received the HOLY SPIRIT sometime in their journey through their Covenants with GOD. And if you have been a sincere student of the Christian Holy Scriptures and also a regular reader of the work of this author, you would know that both these men totally disregarded (gave no due recognition and commitment to honor) their Covenants with their GOD and BENEFACTOR. And they did this because of their greed and lust, choosing to disregard and forget about how they had attained to their privileged position in their life, one of the them a highly regarded Prophet of GOD and the other the king over the nation(s) of GOD, ancient Israel (and also Judah). Both were pretentious liars pretending to want to obey, serve and please GOD when they were both driven solely by their lust and greed, focused on enriching themselves with worthless temporary treasures of this perishing universe.

And Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly together before the rock; and he said to them, “Hear now, you rebels! Must we bring water for you out of this rock?” Then Moses lifted his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod; and water came out abundantly, and the congregation and their animals drank.
Then the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not believe Me, to hallow Me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them.”
Numbers 20:10 – 12

And some of you might actually know and understand that even Moses, one of the greatest Prophets of the Christian Bible, in a momentary lapse fueled by anger, chose to disregard the direct command of GOD. Moses giving in to his anger against the Israelite disregarded the direct command of GOD to speak to the ROCK, instead struck it, thus directly disobeying GOD. Because of this sin, GOD did not allow Moses to enter into, to inherit the Promise Land.

Though we should be angry at evil and at people sowing evil, we must be careful in our anger to not allow it to cause us to lose sight of our Covenant to be faithfully obeying our GOD and FATHER. Just as food feeds hunger and water feeds thirsts, uncontrolled anger often time feeds the ego lust which is the self image element in the human psyche. That was the lesson of Moses anger against the Israelite; he lost control of his anger and dishonored the GOD who had appointed him to his position of great honor and authority.

So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
James 1:19 – 20

This was the same situation with another man of GOD, one of the three most righteous men recorded in the Christian Holy Scriptures

Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
John 20:29

And this man had never seen or heard GOD personally in all this life until that point. His faith and obedience to GOD was faultless even though he only knew of GOD indirectly through his upbringing. This man was so righteous that GOD challenged Satan the Devil to find a single fault in him.

Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil?”
Job 1:8

Many among the elders and leadership among GOD's Elect in this current generation hold that this man whom GOD had personally testified as, ‘that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man’, to be guilty of a very serious sin - the sin of self righteousness.

Here was Job undergoing the most horrifying suffering of his life at the hands of Satan the Devil; his children all dead, his position and prestige in his social order and his sustenance all but wiped out; struck with boils from head to foot. There were his three supposed friends doing the work of Satan the Devil to without reason or justification or proof accused Job implying that Job must be a wicked sinner just because misfortune and disaster struck him. I rather have a thousand enemies than one false friend. And all these leaders of GOD's people who should know better are lifting up their hearts in ego supergorging lust and arrogance disregarding the very words that GOD had recorded, to label and judge Job as a self righteous sinner, Job the man GOD testified of as ‘there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man’.

And all these elders and leadership claimed that they believe in GOD, that they believe GOD. They are so puffed up through the super feeding of their egos, they think ‘to believeGOD actually meant ‘to not believe’ what GOD said. So how do they explain this? Hopefully not as all the masters, leading experts and authorities of the Christmas religions, have been doing for centuries with all the Holy Christian Scriptures. And in this case it would be to say that this is a figure of speech which must then be interpreted to say that blameless and upright meant a self righteousness sinner.

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye?
Matthew 7:1 – 3

If you think you can believe this author, the identifying or definitive trait of the sin of self righteousness is the sin of judging, labeling and condemning others as sinners without proof or lawful basis, while secretly and self deceptively looking at oneself as being righteous and superior. So if you think you can believe this author, anyone and everyone who arrogantly looked down on Job and read about all that this blameless and upright man went through at the hands of Satan the Devil and even his own judgmental and self righteous friends, then judged and labeled him as being self righteous, are the ones who are guilty of the sin of self righteousness. Not only that, they are also guilty of the sin of hypocrisy and bigotry. But that is not all, they have also set themselves higher and greater than GOD, to not only disbelieve GOD but to pronounce GOD to be a liar. And this, if they have not become too stupid to understand because of the super feeding of their egos, is blasphemy.

But of course that is far, very far from all. Today (in 2013 to as far back as 1989, and even further back than that, all the way back to the Apostolic days, from most to nearly all the Elect, the lay members, the elders, the leaders and the very Messengers to the Church of GOD in almost every era of the Church's journey), most to nearly all of the Elect have been explicitly blaspheming GOD calling GOD a liar by refusing to really believe the testimonies of the Christian Holy Scriptures, all just putting on a show, a pretense, that they believed. Read this disclosure in the post, ‘The False Prophet Part 2’ of the blog ‘End of The Age How And When’ of this work.

Have I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the truth?
Galatians 4:16

Do not think that I write this to judge or to condemn anyone. I do not write to judge or condemn anyone, but to urge that everyone who had chosen to disbelieve GOD to the extend of pronouncing GOD to be a liar should sober up from their drunken stupor of the supergorging of their egos and repent.

Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come.
Matthew 12:31 – 32

Let all who read understand, all those who sinned and blasphemed GOD because your hearts were lifted up by ego supergorging lust. Now you both heard and know the truth, do not hardened your hearts in refusing to believe what had been clearly shown and proven to you, that you would willfully continue to blaspheme GOD sinning the unpardonable sin of blasphemy against the HOLY SPIRIT, a sin for which there is no forgiveness, ever. To this the Holy Christian Scriptures had explicitly testified.

“Assuredly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they may utter; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation
Mark 12:28 – 29

For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries.
Hebrews 10:26 – 27

The story of Job if you have not read it, was that Job was eventually provoked to anger by his three supposed friends, and in the process of his grievous anger against his friends over their baseless accusations, he lost control over his anger (James 1:20) and behaved presumptuously to charge that GOD had wronged him for afflicting him who was blameless, thus sinning the sin of blasphemy (in the asserting or accusing something of GOD that is not true). Satan the Devil (no clueless dolt as many religions which claimed themselves as the real, real thing ridiculously advanced) knew very well that Job was not just upright and blameless, but that he has integrity, something that not a single human being alive today has. Integrity means total truthfulness, without deceit or deception way over and above honesty and sincerity. And Satan the Devil who has been around for billions of (human) years and has managed to get a third of the Angels of GOD to follow and be complicit with him to work to subvert GOD's government, is the defining cunning manipulator and deceiver. Satan the Devil of course knew that the only way to get Job to sin was to provoke him to loose control over his emotions after already severely weakening Job through a series of traumatic afflictions to his very life (i.e. nephesh). The easiest emotion to provoke that will cause us to sin is anger (also bitterness) as this directly feeds the self image component of our psyche.

One of the most detailed examples recorded in Christian Holy Scriptures of a Saint choosing to forget the GOD who had led him all his life and WHO had given great honor, authority and everything that he could want, was a man the Scriptures hailed as a man after GOD's own heart. This man had everything a man of his time could possibly want, yet he wanted something he could not legally have, something he had no right to take. He took it and in the process of covering up his vile deed, he totally chose to not remember the GOD who had delivered him from all his enemies and set him high over everyone in the land. Once started on this path of evil, he went further and further into evil trying to cover up his first evil deed.

Then the Lord sent Nathan to David. And he came to him, and said to him: “There were two men in one city, one rich and the other poor. The rich man had exceedingly many flocks and herds. But the poor man had nothing, except one little ewe lamb which he had bought and nourished; and it grew up together with him and with his children. It ate of his own food and drank from his own cup and lay in his bosom; and it was like a daughter to him. And a traveler came to the rich man, who refused to take from his own flock and from his own herd to prepare one for the wayfaring man who had come to him; but he took the poor man’s lamb and prepared it for the man who had come to him.”
2 Samuel 12:1 – 4

Then Nathan said to David, “You are the man! Thus says the Lord God of Israel: ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul. I gave you your master’s house and your master’s wives into your keeping, and gave you the house of Israel and Judah. And if that had been too little, I also would have given you much more! Why have you despised the commandment of the Lord, to do evil in His sight? You have killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword; you have taken his wife to be your wife, and have killed him with the sword of the people of Ammon.
2 Samuel 12:7 – 9

One thing you should notice about all these Elect who forgot (i.e. disregarded) GOD and sinned, many turned and repented when they were corrected. These never protested or try to justify what they had done; they admitted their sins and repented. That is something called integrity, an attitude of truthfulness. Now this may not be the same word concept of integrity as used by the world but that is the meaning of the original text rendered into the English word integrity by the translators. The whole of the social order of this world was built on the foundation of Satan the Devil's lie and manipulation so that things that really matters cannot be understood painted over with twisted truths, manufactured spins and outright lies.

But of those Elect who never turned form their sins thus departing from their Covenant with GOD; the missing ingredient was that there was no truthfulness in them, no integrity and sincerity of attitude. They pretended, they protested, they justified their actions and themselves. They are always blaspheming, always implicitly calling GOD a fool and a liar. By pretending, they are effectively saying they think GOD do not know what's in their hearts, their real intents (read as  they think that GOD knows nothing) and they protested and they justified their actions directly accusing GOD of being unjust. All these blasphemers have all been so fixated and obsessed by greed, lust and pride that they have lost all sense of sanity as their brazenly lied and insinuated that GOD is unrighteous and willfully ignorant. Exactly as have been all those who being wicked not only refused to believe GOD but in their willful arrogance twisted the very Word of GOD to say that it meant something else.

Behold, I am against those who prophesy false dreams,” says the Lord, “and tell them, and cause My people to err by their lies and by their recklessness. Yet I did not send them or command them; therefore they shall not profit this people at all,” says the Lord.
Jeremiah 23:32

Today (from 1989 to 2013 C.E. and beyond) many are the blasphemies that the Elect, those people who have accepted and entered into the Covenant mediated by the LORD JESUS CHRIST, have been teaching and advancing, such as: of GOD's love being unconditional; of sin being to fall short of the perfection of GOD; of polygamy being a sin; of GOD needing to choose to not know; of a Philadelphia period faithful remnants in the Laodicea period; and of the taking of GOD's Sacred and Holy name in their mouths to pronounce all kinds and manner of things about GOD that are not true leading all to explicitly break the second commandment and by extension the First and Great Commandment.


Unless the Lord of hosts Had left to us a very small remnant, We would have become like Sodom, We would have been made like Gomorrah.
Isaiah 1:9

The Elect of Today Failing To Remember [fail]

One of the most important key to understand the prophecies of the Christian Holy Scripture is that of the Dualism symbolism. Almost every major prophecy of the Scriptures were revealed in the Dualism symbolism from creation week, the first Adam, the Sabbath, the Flood of Noah, the enslavement of the Israelite, the plagues to free the Israelite from their bondage, Moses as the mediator of the first covenant where the Israelite accepted GOD, the Passover and the ordained Feasts commanded as the celebratory Feasts of GOD to the ancient Israelite, the first Covenant of the Ten Commandments through to the unfaithfulness (read - harlotry) of the Jews during JESUS First Advent. All of these have one or more Type fulfillment in the Bible times but many also have a post Biblical period (the time from after the after the last of the twelve Apostles personally picked (i.e. called) by LORD JESUS had died) fulfillment of which many are to be fulfilled during the period the Scriptures called the Time of the End or the End of the Age. Any true Christians today, those who have believed and accepted then entered into the New Covenant mediated by the LORD JESUS through HIS shed BLOOD as the LAMB of GOD, but do not know about or understand the Dualism key, could only have been either Spiritual asleep or have gotten totally drunk through imbibing the wine (i.e doctrines) of the Great Harlot.

The Prophet Malachi was the one of the last of the Old Testament Prophets of GOD before John the Baptist ushered in the New Testament Christian Holy Scriptures. Even though effectively John the Baptist was the last of the Old Testament Prophets, his testimonies were only recorded by the New Testament Apostles and disciples. This was because unlike most of the Old Testament era Prophets who were raised up to testified to the children of Israel of their unfaithfulness and disobedience, John the Baptist's main role was to announce the advent of the MESSIAH, the MEDIATOR of the New Covenant of which Moses the first of GOD's Prophet to the children of Israel testified that GOD would raise up for them a Prophet like Moses (Deuteronomy 18:15). This was in the context of his role as the mediator of the first Covenant, The Ten Commandment Covenant (Exodus 34:28). Moses' role as the mediator of the Old Covenant is a Type (of the Dualism symbolism) of the role of JESUS as the MEDIATOR (aka MESSENGER) of THE Covenant (Malachi 3:1; Hebrews 8:6, 9:15, 12:24), the New Covenant instituted in the Passover which saves all mankind who will repent whether in this Age of Man or in the Day of the Great Judgment of GOD.

“The Lord your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren. Him you shall hear, according to all you desired of the Lord your God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, ‘Let me not hear again the voice of the Lord my God, nor let me see this great fire anymore, lest I die.’
“And the Lord said to me: ‘What they have spoken is good. I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him. And it shall be that whoever will not hear My words, which He speaks in My name, I will require it of him.
Deuteronomy 18:15 – 19

The book of Malachi spoke of the unfaithfulness of the people of GOD during JESUS First Advent as a Type with the actual being the people of GOD (those who have in repentance entered into the New Covenant through baptism). So the whole of book of Malachi was about the people of GOD at two different times separated by around two thousand years. One was the Jews (the type fulfillment of the Dualism symbolism) of the Old Covenant in Judea, and the other (the actual fulfillment of the Dualism symbolism) the Christian of the New Covenant, both were at the door of JESUS CHRIST's coming. The first a type which was of JESUS coming in the flesh to mediate the New Covenant as the LAMB of GOD, and the second, the actual, of LORD JESUS returning as LORD of Lords and KING of Kings to execute vengeance and in judgment destroy the wicked as HE restored the Kingdom to the Promise Land.

The Prophecies of Daniel and the Revelation To LORD JESUS Given to the Apostle John

While serving under the Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the lineage of the Medes, who was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans, Daniel the Prophet was given a prophetic vision (Daniel 9:24 – 27) through the Angel of the LORD Gabriel, where GOD revealed to him the time setting of the coming the MESSENGER of the Covenant.

Seventy weeks are determined
For your people and for your holy city,
To finish the transgression,
To make an end of sins,
To make reconciliation for iniquity,
To bring in everlasting righteousness,
To seal up vision and prophecy,
And to anoint the Most Holy.
Know therefore and understand,
That from the going forth of the command
To restore and build Jerusalem
Until Messiah the Prince,
There shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks;
The street shall be built again, and the wall,
Even in troublesome times.
Daniel 9:24 – 25

Though the Jewish religious experts and authorities during those prophesied time understood the time frame of the coming of the JUST ONE, they refused to accept JESUS, then plotted and had HIM murdered because HE did not praise them but instead rebuke them for the evil they had been doing and told them to repent.

Today the religious experts and authorities of the pagan religion of Judaism, who claimed to be the descendants of the same Jewish people and vassal nation to Rome who had screamed for and demanded JESUS death, are all pretending that they do not understand the prophecies of the Prophet Daniel pertaining to coming of the MESSIAH the PRINCE, the MESSENGER of the Covenant.

And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
Matthew 16:18

In the same way too in all the numerous congregations, the leaders and elders ruling over the scattered Elect, the people of GOD of the New Covenant, everyone of these claiming themselves to be the faithful zealous Church of GOD, and all are pretending to not understand what the Scriptures recorded when it wrote that JESUS proclaimed that HE will build HIS Church, the one, single united Church, Assembly or Congregation under the leadership of one Messenger at any one and all given period of time duration (Revelation 2:1, 8, 12, 18: 3:1, 7, 14), GOD is not a God of confusion and disorder, contrary to the lies of the all the wickedly self expedient elders and leaders among the Elect of today.

Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child. But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent. So the serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood. But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon had spewed out of his mouth. And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Revelation 12:13 – 17

They are all also deliberately pretending to be stupid so as not to understand in order to purposely misrepresent (with twists and added spins) to the revelation of LORD JESUS gave to the Apostle John recorded in the book of Revelation chapter 2 and 3 of the Christian Holy Scriptures of the Biblical symbolism of the woman (one, a single woman) in Revelation chapter 12 verses 13 to 17.

And just as JESUS message to the Jews and the religious Jewish authorities were that they should stop their wickedness and repent, so it is the same message to the one Church of GOD and also all the people of GOD in all the scattered congregations who are claiming themselves as the faithful and zealous Church of GOD.

Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked— I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.
Revelation 3:17 19

But will they listen? Will they believe? Or will they continue to persist to pretend to be stupid so they won't know what the Scriptures meant when it testified against them just as the religious authorities and experts of Judaism continued to this very day pretending they do not understand the prophecies of the Prophet Daniel. Some two thousand and more years ago GOD revealed to HIS Prophets from Isaiah to Malachi that HIS people by Covenant, the true Christian living in the days leading to the Second Advent, would be just as unfaithful as the self righteous religious Jews during the days when JESUS came born as a SON of man to redeem mankind as the LAMB of GOD, the process where JESUS mediated the New Covenant in the Passover made through and in HIS BLOOD.

For He is our God,
And we are the people of His pasture,
And the sheep of His hand.
Today, if you will hear His voice:
“Do not harden your hearts
, as in the rebellion,
As in the day of trial in the wilderness

Psalm 95:7 – 8

In HIS testimony to HIS disciples speaking of the ‘Time of End’ aka ‘End of the Age’, JESUS asked the rhetorical question about the time when HE will return to avenge HIS persecuted people just prior to restoring the Kingdom of GOD to the Promise Land, a time when HIS people by Covenant would face a persecution like no other that had ever happened before (Matthew 24:21 – 22):

And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”
Luke 18:7 – 8

When JESUS came to HIS people, the Jews living in Judea and the surrounding areas, all of them were pretending, self deceivingly lying to themselves that they were so pious and full of zeal, eagerly waiting for HIM to be revealed. The religious authorities and experts were all looking at themselves holding themselves up as the epitome of righteousness, religious piousness and holiness declaring,  ‘If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets’ (Matthew 23:30).

But JESUS said of them:

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.
Matthew 23:27 – 28

And exactly as the Jewish religious authorities of the time of the Gospel testimony, the leaders and elders of GOD's people have been holding themselves up as the ‘faithful Philadelphians remnants’, ‘these sons of Zedok’, and these ‘noble Bereans’, pretending to be piously and earnestly waiting for  LORD JESUS CHRIST's return while they continued to choose not to understand the testimonies of the Scriptures which testified against them, commanding them to repent (Revelation 3:19). All of them, choosing to willfully disregard the testimonies of the Scriptures against them, puffed up in their self righteousness and blaspheming GOD in declaring all manner of lies to insult and mock the righteousness of GOD.

One of the biggest weaknesses of mankind is not having any hindsight so lets us not even begin to talk about foresight. By foresight I do not mean making detail action plans with all known factors and contingencies taken in account. That is strictly speaking not foresight but strategic planning. When it comes to regulating our lives and improving the quality of life in the social order, mankind are just totally focused on get, get and get of more, more and more, not even remotely aware that the entire social order is headed towards massive lawlessness and anarchy with the inevitable end to all life on this planet (again) in just a few short years from now (were it not for GOD's intention to intervene).

The ancient Israelite soon after they were freed from the bondage in Egypt through great powerful miracles, turned saying to Aaron to make god to lead them, directly rebelling against the GOD they had just sworn to obey after agreeing to be HIS nation and people. King David, years after his anointing by Samuel, finally succeeding to the throne over the nation of Israel and Judah, then lost focus of his journey with GOD to desire then to commit adultery with a married woman, after which for fear of being exposed, engineered to have the husband of the woman murdered.

Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition
2 Thessalonians 2:3

The people of GOD today for years and years in the Church of GOD being taught and learning all the truth that the world have no idea of, of GOD's commandments and the things that were ordained. Year after year they took of the New Covenant in the commemoration of the Passover, eating and drinking the symbolic flesh and BLOOD of the LAMB of GOD sacrificed to redeem them. Along came the ‘Man of Sin, the Son of Perdition’ taking over the Church, turning it apostate as indeed the Christian Holy Scriptures literally, plainly, explicitly and clearly prophesied. Yet many to most of these Elect just conveniently forget their life's entire journey as a convert Christian and all the things they knew, having it taught to them every Sabbath and Holy Day. They totally disregarded everything they had learned, turning and casting them aside to corrupt themselves imbibing of the wine (doctrines) and partaking in the reveries (celebrations) of the Great Harlot, embracing the apostasy of the Man of Sin, the Son of Perdition and his cohorts.

And all the rest, the others spewed out (Revelation 3:16) around the period before and during the ‘Falling Away’ (2 Thessalonians 2:3) to the apostasy when the Son of Perdition took over that first administration after the death of the first Messenger of the Church of GOD in Laodicea, every leader and elder setting their eyes only on themselves, totally ignoring and disregarding (Revelation 3:16 especially the latter part of this verse, of) the Scriptures. They were focused only on elevating themselves to position of vain prestige and glory. While all the rest of the lay members, all scattered scrambling, not to find GOD, but to find a congregation that appealed to them, what they wanted and expected, not bothering with what the Scriptures recorded, taught and explicitly commanded (Revelation 3:18 – 19), but only on how they felt and what they presumptuously perceived through their carnal self reasoning and motivations, all having no foundation or relevance to the Word of GOD; nor any in sincere prayer seeking direction from the GOD they claimed to believe in. The truth if they would not deceive themselves, is that they only believed in themselves.

Remembering And Retrospection A Key Element To Building The Faith That Pleases GOD [RnR]

“Therefore you shall lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land of which the Lord swore to your fathers to give them, like the days of the heavens above the earth.
Deuteronomy 11:18 – 21

As the children of Israel prepared to cross the river Jordan to take possession after their fathers have all died wandering in the wilderness for forty years, they were again reminded to remember their Covenant with GOD and to constantly remind themselves and to teach their children of this Covenant and their need to be committed to be faithfully obedience to GOD as their SOVEREIGN and LORD (OWNER).

Now it happened, when David and his men came to Ziklag, on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the South and Ziklag, attacked Ziklag and burned it with fire, and had taken captive the women and those who were there, from small to great; they did not kill anyone, but carried them away and went their way. So David and his men came to the city, and there it was, burned with fire; and their wives, their sons, and their daughters had been taken captive. Then David and the people who were with him lifted up their voices and wept, until they had no more power to weep. And David’s two wives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the widow of Nabal the Carmelite, had been taken captive. Now David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.
1 Samuel 30:1 – 6

When David was in Ziklag because King Saul seek to kill him, while David and his men went raiding, his own camp was raided. All his and all his men's possession including their wives and children were carried off by the raiders. His followers were so distressed and grief stricken that they wanted to vent their distress and grief by stoning David. David however did not let the disaster that had just struck him make him lose sight and focus on GOD. He turned to GOD remembering his life journey that GOD had led him through and in remembering he strengthened himself in GOD. The rest of that account had David and his men not just recovering all they had lost but also gaining all the loot of the raiders from their other forays.

The entirety of the Christian Holy Scriptures are full of lessons and examples of the men (and women) of GOD who chose to remember, keeping their faith in GOD, to fully obey GOD; and also of the greedily self expedient who didn't. Anyone who having believed and repented, got baptized and became partaker of the New Covenant with GOD, then chose to not remember, choosing to disregard all the things they have learned throughout the journey since their conversion, their hearts and minds totally bent on the pursuit of things tangible and intangible to feed their lust and greed and the lifting up of their hearts (in self exaltation's in ego gorging lust) seeking only to secure and exalt their positions in this life, they would surely understand why millions of GOD's Elect are going to be tortured and martyred (Revelation 12:17) in the Tribulation (Matthew 24:21 – 22; Mark 13:19 – 20) in the last three and a half years of this age after GOD would have led HIS one true Church to the place to be protected (Revelation 12:13 – 16) from the wrath of the Beast power and the rage of Satan the Devil after he had been cast down (Revelation 12:7 – 9).

Please read the post title ‘GOD’ in ‘The Scripture Of Truth’ blog on what the term ‘GOD’ actually meant when GOD had it recorded in the Holy Christian Scriptures the several words used to denote and address the GOD of these Scriptures.

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Last Updated: 2017 07 08
First Posted: 2013 08 08