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.
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.
Genesis 11:6 (NASB)
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.
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.
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.”
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
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.
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:
Deuteronomy 5:4 – 7 (also verses 8 – 27)
Choosing To Forget [forgetting]
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
“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.’
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.
“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.”
John 8:37 – 47
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.
THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS
AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS
OF THE EARTH.
Revelation 17:3 – 6
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:
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
Acts 9:1 – 5
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]
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.
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?”
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 believe’ GOD 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?
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?
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.
“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
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 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
The Elect of Today Failing To Remember [fail]
The Prophecies of Daniel and the Revelation To LORD JESUS Given to the Apostle John
“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
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
For He is our God,
And we are the people of His pasture,
And the sheep of His hand.
“Do not harden your hearts, as in the rebellion,
As in the day of trial in the wilderness
Psalm 95:7 – 8
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?”
Matthew 23:27 – 28
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.
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.
THE FAITH THAT PLEASES GOD
      
1. Words in italic referenced titles or proper names where this applies, otherwise these are personal notes to selected people who are familiar with them.
2. I have intentionally left out many scriptural references as anyone who wants to prove or disprove what is written here should read the Christian Bible thoroughly and extensively (from cover to cover at least three or more times).
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