Proverbs 7:2 Keep My commandments and live! Guard My teaching as the apple of your eye!
What the Great Betrayal I spoke of in my last entry did was effectively break up and ruin the friendship between God and Man (Psalm 55).
Jeremiah 20:7a O L-RD, thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived: thou art stronger than I, and hast prevailed:
1 Kings 22:20b-22 “One suggested this, and another that. Finally, a spirit came forward, stood before HaShem and said, ‘I will entice him.’ “‘By what means?’ HaShem asked. “‘I will go out and be a deceiving spirit in the mouths of all his prophets,’ he said. “‘You will succeed in enticing him,’ said HaShem. ‘Go and do it.’
Prophecy is a strange and ever living and fulfilling thing, and no one knows the Way of the Spirit save the Spirit Itself.
For example, Isaiah 35:5 is a prophetic word unto Saul of Tarsus about his healing in Acts 9:15-20; and so it may be with all that pertains to Saul/Paul and his gospel and ministry unto the Gentiles.
It is when their hearing is healed and they begin with the Sense to realize how profound their error has been and may begin to repent, make amends and atone for their trespass great and almost unforgivable. That they may recognize openly that they are of the House of Israel and not just a horde of lunatics presumptuous, self-willed and grievously idolatrous.
It is a time when they may ‘return and learn doctrine’ (Isaiah 29:24). Their trespass is found to be hateful indeed and spiteful as a collection of souls held captive by the evil inclination all Legion and very much ‘fallen’ from grace as any could be. Sensual, carnal and devilish as Paul admits himself to be in a rather impishly impenitent way.
Romans 7:25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.
A contradiction in terms alway, Paul is never easy to understand, and doesn’t necessarily have to or may be required to be so. It is the hearer’s and reader’s responsibility to try the spirits and test the words of anyone publishing good news, a gospel or holy writ to see if the same complies with the unchanging Word of God (Acts 17:11 ).
Matthew 5:19 Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
Paul is dallying with utter ruin and damnation as if he had authority to speak for God within himself, which he did to an extent, for God’s own reasons unsearchable and not easily found out. Such is why Jesus often spoke in parables unto the people. Not all would understand what he was saying, but every man thinks he is wise and understanding. Only the truly wise recognize that only God is wise. Paul sets many a bold snare in his gospel, in which many and all his followers are eventually caught, except Jesus and Jews and disciples who know the difference between Shiites and Shining Angels of the L-RD.
Now what We have is not a hearing problem but a fearing problem. We don’t know what the fear of the L-RD is nor how to fear the adversary so as not to be made merchandise of unawares. (Psalms 111:10; Proverbs 1:7; 9:10; 15:3; Luke 12:5; 1 Peter 5:8).
2 Corinthians 12:16 But be that as it may, I did not burden you myself; nevertheless, crafty fellow that I am, I took you in by deceit.
Psalm 145:19 He will fulfill the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.
After all, as all true Sages of Israel and Torah know, there is a very fine line betwixt praise and presumption, merit worthy study and deed and unworthy priest craft born of self-confidence and delusion (Deuteronomy 13:1; Jeremiah 23:28 ). Many a man has professed to have had a vision or dreamed a dream that was naught but the workings of his own deluded subconscious and the adversary’s bewitching enchantments and suggestions evil and false.
Moroni 7:14-16 Wherefore, take heed, my beloved brethren, that ye do not judge that which is evil to be of God, or that which is good and of God to be of the devil. For behold, my brethren, it is given unto you to judge, that ye may know good from evil; and the way to judge is as plain, that ye may know with a perfect knowledge, as the daylight is from the dark night. For the Spirit of Christ is given to every man, that he may know good from evil; wherefore, I show unto you the way to judge; for every thing which inviteth to do good, and to persuade to believe in Christ, is sent forth by the power and gift of Christ; wherefore ye may know with a perfect knowledge it is of God.
Repentance for many is but a fleeting moment of guilt stirred into action or deed of a redeeming type or quality, which satisfies the momentary need to assuage the conscience of condemnation. But real teshuva is a life long devotion to acts of chesed or mitzvot worthy revealed in Scripture as an absolute necessity for gaining forgiveness and acceptance with God.
It’s a small Idumea after all.
Doctrine and Covenants 1:34-37 And again, verily I say unto you, O inhabitants of the earth: I HaShem am willing to make these things known unto all flesh; For I am no respecter of persons, and will that all men shall know that the day speedily cometh; the hour is not yet, but is nigh at hand, when peace shall be taken from the earth, and the devil shall have power over his own dominion. And also HaShem shall have power over his saints, and Messiah shall reign in their midst, and shall come down in judgment upon Idumea, or the world. Search these commandments, for they are true and faithful, and the prophecies and promises which are in them shall all be fulfilled.
Doctrine and Covenants 88:32-34 And they who remain shall also be quickened; nevertheless, they shall return again to their own place, to enjoy that which they are willing to receive, because they were not willing to enjoy that which they might have received. For what doth it profit a man if a gift is bestowed upon him, and he receive not the gift? Behold, he rejoices not in that which is given unto him, neither rejoices in him who is the giver of the gift. And again, verily I say unto you, that which is governed by law is also preserved by law and perfected and sanctified by the same.
Fear of an unintelligent sort (and when I say unintelligent I mean ignorance of the Way) makes fools of the majority of those taken in the Paulian/Christian Net. A hegemony of devils against another will claim its adversary to be teaching a doctrine of demons (1 Timothy 4:1) and to be of the house of satan (1 Thessalonians 2:18). But when the pot calls the kettle black, the pot is the one sinning. If you claim any part of the Bible as true, the Whole of It must be so (Paul’s opinion admitted to be the same or a lie even in part does not need to be true) and the Word must be revealed as the Word and not as opinion or as one claiming to speak for or in preference to the Word. Jesus’ Word will prove true – John 19:11; Revelation 3:9. Satan must tempt you and you must agree to perform his will, or be led astray. He is not often granted permission to do much more than tempt, notwithstanding the account of Job. But if he does gain power to claim you his, he may do worse than he did to Job (Luke 13:16). Ha-satan is a terribly abhorrent fellow! He is void of all good attributes, especially those in Messiah and God. Thus we pray, “The good One are you and to you it is appropriate to give praise.” And not even Jesus claims to be good, perhaps because he knew that in another generation and age he would come back ignorant of his own identity as it was before his ministry famous. For Messiah endures forever but not always as the perfect, sinless one offered for the sins of the world. Ignorance of this and of his meaning when he spoke to his disciples and the crowds is a big reason for the success of the enemy in ruining our experience in God and our world shared with the heathen, the mohalim haGoyim and lost tribes of Israel who are not lost unto God. If Paul prevents anyone it is often God or His prophets or servants block-headed, confused and led astray from the Way of Holiness by an otherwise minded populace of a reality fantastic yet full of tell tale signs that not many in our midst are free nor happy, blessed and prosperous in real abundance and true riches. Most do not enjoy reality at all, and favor lving vicariously through another, and who better than Christ(Acts 17:28 )? But the foot does not always recognize the hand nor the eye the nose, though it can’t escape being part of the body by this unwillingness or inability (1 Corinthians 12).
One might say Paul did too good a job of what he was chosen, called and sent to do for Y’shua and HaShem of Hosts, for the Faith he teaches is miraculous and a comfort for all; but the way he teaches is a stumbling block unto most, even converting or convincing Jews to lay aside the Torah and regard Faith without works as sufficient because of Grace. But grace without confirmation is not grace at all, but preference, and there is no preference or partiality with HaShem. With the mohalim haGoyim there is nothing but preferential treatment and partial judgment compromised by hope, trust and investment in something other than His Kingdom. They speak in tongues, they walk in craft, they think in terms of gainsay and reason without pure intentions always. And who should be amazed at this? The world is a wilderness unto the mohalim haGoyim.
They and we are not unwise to all these truths. They and we use the same tricks Jews and everyone else in Creation use to snare whomever they may and judge expedient in HaShem, if it be deemed wisdom to do so. Everyone must play by the Book, and the wise do so from the womb to the grave, and the wicked are often more cunning than the righteous (Luke 16:8), In the end, it will prove superior to ‘choose life’ and wisdom to be Lawful, kind and good alway. All is not fair in love and war. The wicked, though strong and prosperous for a season in life, are ruined forever, and their reign is short yet long in affliction by iniquity. They are never assured of a future or present moment’s rest and safety (Psalm 1:4-5; 49:19; 92:7; Proverbs 11:2; 28:1).
There are many letters and books penned by Paul that not even an Orthodox Jew’s translation of may help make sense of or verify as true, and for all I know, that was his intent! So be careful when straying from the Word of God (Proverbs 30:5), lest when you go into battle clothed with Paul’s armor it be unsuitable for you as it were for David (1 Samuel 17:39)!
All of what Paul says is certainly possible and even true after a fashion, but such doesn’t guarantee anyone will do what he says or follow along as Paul himself indicates in Philippians 1:15-18.
Real Religion defies priest craft altogether and leaves no opportunity to practice it as easily as “preaching the gospel” may.
As Paul says “For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But [if] each one must examine his own work, then he will have reason for boasting in regard to himself alone, and not in regard to another. And each will bear his own load [be held accountable for his own actions/deeds, thoughts and words] (Matthew 12:36-37; Galatians 6:3-5).
Moses and the Prophets spoke as God’s mouth. Paul needed convincing that the Word is, was and shall be Living and Active, sharp and cutting and always fulfilled (Joshua 21:45; Isaiah 40:8; 55:11; Jeremiah 1:12; Ezekiel 12:25; Matthew 24:35). The veil over the eyes of the Jews when hearing the Old (2 Corinthians 3:14) is no veil at all, but a trying Faith, a Holy stubbornness in devotion to a Testimony sealed, Covenant and Promise Eternal and Law unchanging. Which is yirat Hashem יִרְאַת יהוה, Fear/Awe of the L-RD.
Loopholes there may be, depending on judges, mercy and justice, repentance, sacrifice and teshuva; but there are no two ways about It. There is no straying to the right or the left upon the Way narrow and Gate strait (Joshua 23:6; Isaiah 30:21; Proverbs 4:27; Matthew 7:13-14; Mosiah 4:29).
It is a Way that to find fulfillment in this world of wayward souls and opposed wills, of a necessity must be surrounded and even protected by that which has no part or portion in the Way Itself, nor desire for the rewards found exclusively Therein (Isaiah 35:8).
Paul was at the very first told and knows it “hurts him to kick against the goads/pricks” (Acts 26:14), but and nevertheless, Paul is Saul and seems to revel in doing just that on many occasions after being warned about it. But that is the spirit of Paul/Saul (1 CORINTHIANS 2:11 ).
The Word Itself is something that is given to those who sit in the dark and the darkness often fails to comprehend It as It is, was and shall be (Isaiah 9:2; John 1:5, Doctrine and Covenants 45:24-38).
What Paul does somehow receive is authority from satan according to the Way and Its inevitability, rewards and punishments, fringe benefits and penalties otherwise.
One man’s terror is another man’s joy (Job 41:22; D & C 45:70). There is no created being or thing that is not subject to God’s Law. Crazy-ville is inhabited by people and beings who believe it is advantageous always to be considered as not under the Law but under Grace, yet True Grace could never reach humanity or the fallen worlds if not for the Gift of the Law. Otherwise, we would still be in Eden and not part of a fallen race, in need of Grace under the Law’s protection and guidance, without which justice would claim the creature which mercy could not. It is only after all we may do that we acknowledge we are saved by Grace.
For we labor diligently to write, to persuade our children, and also our brethren, to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled to God; for we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do (2 Nephi 25:23).
The Great Plan of Happiness (Alma 42:8) therefore, is not but the Way (Acts 9:2) which is why Paul was bound in chains, for breaking the Law, and become chief advocate of sinners or for the Law breakers or lawless ones or sons of anarchy yet not necessarily perdition and what better way to conceal the fact than to claim to know all about ha-satan and to be exposing his mischief (2 Thessalonians 2:4-10)? Is not such even tempting the devil? God cannot be tempted but the Adversary is a mass of absurdities known as temptations, betrayals, and lashon hara, a lying tongue, tale bearer or evil speaking/slander. Such might also cause Messiah to hesitate in himself and to doubt his right to claim his own and his responsibility to HaShem to fulfill his own office or his part in God’s Word. (Isaiah 53:12; 3 Nephi 21:10).
Mosiah 14:10-12 Yet it pleased HaShem to bruise him; He hath put him to grief; when Thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of HaShem shall prosper in his hand. He shall see the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied; by his knowledge shall My righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death; and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bore the sins of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
If you want nothing out of the Faith, plan to put nothing into It as a Way of Life from the Dead or invest nothing or very little of yourself in It; spurn Its’ obligations and observances, rewards and restrictions, and then you will be found, de facto, part of those found wanting, whose portion unwanted will be taken from them and given to those who will or may make use of It and produce fruits meet for the Kingdom on earth as It may be in heaven. You will feel and know the difference between what it is to be happy and unhappy still by sore experience and tell tale signs that follow such ungrateful souls as care little about being aware and held accountable for what they do or fail to do on behalf of the Gift freely imparted to all.
1 Peter 2:2; 2 Peter 1:20?
Isaiah 28:9-13 “To whom will he teach knowledge, and to whom will he explain the message? Those who are weaned from the milk, those taken from the breast? For it is precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little.” For by people of strange lips and with a foreign tongue HaShem will speak to this people, to whom he has said,“This is rest; give rest to the weary; and this is repose“; yet they would not hear. And the word of HaShem will be to them precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little,that they may go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.
Hebrews 5:14 But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. [clean and unclean].
1 Nephi 13:21-33 And the angel said unto me: Knowest thou the meaning of the book? And I said unto him: I know not. And he said: Behold it proceedeth out of the mouth of a Jew. And I, Nephi, beheld it; and he said unto me: The book that thou beholdest is a record of the Jews, which contains the covenants of HaShem, which he hath made unto the house of Israel; and it also containeth many of the prophecies of the holy prophets; and it is a record like unto the engravings which are upon the plates of brass, save there are not so many; nevertheless, they contain the covenants of HaShem, which he hath made unto the house of Israel; wherefore, they are of great worth unto the Gentiles. And the angel of HaShem said unto me: Thou hast beheld that the book proceeded forth from the mouth of a Jew; and when it proceeded forth from the mouth of a Jew it contained the fulness of the gospel of Messiah, of whom the twelve apostles bear record; and they bear record according to the truth which is in the Lamb of God. Wherefore, these things go forth from the Jews in purity unto the Gentiles, according to the truth which is in God. And after they go forth by the hand of the twelve apostles of the Lamb, from the Jews unto the Gentiles, thou seest the formation of that great and abominable church, which is most abominable above all other churches; for behold, they have taken away from the gospel of the Lamb many parts which are plain and most precious; and also many covenants of HaShem have they taken away. And all this have they done that they might pervert the right ways of HaShem, that they might blind the eyes and harden the hearts of the children of men. Wherefore, thou seest that after the book hath gone forth through the hands of the great and abominable church, that there are many plain and precious things taken away from the book, which is the book of the Lamb of God. And after these plain and precious things were taken away it goeth forth unto all the nations of the Gentiles; and after it goeth forth unto all the nations of the Gentiles, yea, even across the many waters which thou hast seen with the Gentiles which have gone forth out of captivity, thou seest—because of the many plain and precious things which have been taken out of the book, which were plain unto the understanding of the children of men, according to the plainness which is in the Lamb of God—because of these things which are taken away out of the gospel of the Lamb, an exceedingly great many do stumble, yea, insomuch that ha-satan hath great power over them. Nevertheless, thou beholdest that the Gentiles who have gone forth out of captivity, and have been lifted up by the power of God above all other nations, upon the face of the land which is choice above all other lands, which is the land that HaShem God hath covenanted with thy father that his seed should have for the land of their inheritance; wherefore, thou seest that HaShem God will not suffer that the Gentiles will utterly destroy the mixture of thy seed, which are among thy brethren. Neither will he suffer that the Gentiles shall destroy the seed of thy brethren. Neither will HaShem God suffer that the Gentiles shall forever remain in that awful state of blindness, which thou beholdest they are in, because of the plain and most precious parts of the gospel of the Lamb which have been kept back by that abominable church, whose formation thou hast seen. Wherefore saith the Lamb of God: I will be merciful unto the Gentiles, unto the visiting of the remnant of the house of Israel in great judgment.
2 Nephi 28:30-31 For behold, thus saith HaShem God: I will give unto the children of men line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little; and blessed are those who hearken unto my precepts, and lend an ear unto my counsel, for they shall learn wisdom; for unto him that receiveth I will give more; and from them that shall say, We have enough, from them shall be taken away even that which they have. Cursed is he that putteth his trust in man, or maketh flesh his arm, or shall hearken unto the precepts of men, save their precepts shall be given by the power of the Holy Ghost.
Those who have enjoyed no more than a vicarious baptism, faith, love and experience of the Way Holy think very little of committing the unforgivable sin, or rather commit it without thinking. And as a populace damned, living and dying, representing hell upon earth, do such things as Paul (and God) are aware they do and may indeed consider himself the enemy of in carnal warfare and/or game play. The hard part to realize or recognize about Paul is that, however corrupted by his choice to war a good warfare in chains, and as a fallen warrior and apostle’s state of being, he would very much like to be found upon the L-RD’s right hand in the battle for redemption and salvation with the brethren and so be a means of “saving some” if not all his hearers by doing something preemptive on their behalf that cost’s him a considerable sacrifice and is therein and therefore very rewarding in that context. “Knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel (Philippians 1:16).
The Mucinex Tribe who in the desert craved Egyptian meat rather than manna from heaven or “Holy Oil” for their lamps and wicks, bodies and wits; ate so much meat in one month’s sitting it was coming out of their nostrils and was loathsome unto them as they must have felt unto themselves when leanness came into their souls as a reward for their craving (Job 19:17-18). Nevertheless – James 5:11 should cheer the heart of the most wretched of believers.
However, they who heard the Word gladly and readily (Mark 12:35-37), ate and drank of the Spiritual meat and drink, receiving fresh stores of “Holy Oil” within themselves (Numbers 11:8 ~ “fresh oil”). Those who have “no light in them” are darkness indeed, yet they catch glimpses of the Sun shining in Its’ Righteousness, and can’t help but be affected in one way or another; making them either grateful or ashamed, in either case, the Light may save them, if they do not reject It and close the shades, or put them on (except at night). The dark is as the light with HaShem, and the darkness cannot hide from Him (Psalm 139:12).
The Mother of Harlot’s Mary-Go-Round kingdom is of HaShem’s making, yet of the devil’s crafting, which may be hard to be understood, but makes perfect sense to those with ‘sense’ (Nehemiah 8:9). As Paul rejoiced when Christ was preached all the more because of his lie, so did the ha-satan which knew that it would be all the more likely that Jesus would be taken in the sin of idolatry of self worship/pride, or be guilty of turning himself into an idol or regard himself as one rather than One Who Teaches and Preaches in Spirit and in Truth and receives all the more of the same from the Father, HaShem of Hosts in each succeeding generation and age.
“The request for forgiveness includes all. “. . . Almost all prayer . . . was written in the first person plural — “Forgive us,” “Teach us,” “Bring us to our Land.” Although private prayer was certainly permitted, the individual was urged to join a congregation (minyan) when he prays and to incorporate the needs of the minyan in his prayers.”” ~(Encyclopedia Judaica Jr.)~
The problem is that no One; and this is true particularly among the mixed multitudes, but no One wants Messiah on a Mercy Seat or Throne of Judgment at all. They want him lowly and seated upon the foal of an ass forever. This creates a kingdom no one ever strives to enter until it is too late, and by then absolutely wants no part in = No Kingdom There (Isaiah 34:12).
Legitimate Kings like David, Solomon, Hezekiah, Josiah, Mosiah, Benjamin and others are the anti-thesis of king Saul and Popery. The latter only realize their error and trespass when it is too late to avoid it and are cut off from the land of the living, whose light goes out in obscurity. Hindsight is indeed, 20/20.
Proverbs 20:20 Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.
Nevertheless, recovery and restoration is certainly possible (Isaiah 58:10; Micah 7:8; Romans 11:15-27; 2 Peter 1:19).
Without fresh stores of oil, virgins lamps go out, men range about in broad daylight with torches and either lay down in sorrow at end of day. If ever a man had something to be fearful of, it is a coven of young females left in the dark to take up the practice of necromancy in a nunnery, who have made the same a national pastime and worldview, dependent upon electricity, invention and devices many; intent on making solar power of no benefit to the human race. Spitefully keeping back or off track all progress legitimate with hatred most vile established upon thrones in the Abyss. Everybody wants to rule the underworld. Christianity under these tails has become the most hateful game in all of creation, and is more dependent upon the Law than Judaism authentic which the Goyim use ‘as scoundrels within the bounds of Torah’ in defying the same and God in paying back enemies who shouldn’t have been enemies in the first place, getting rich and glutting themselves any which (witch) way they may. They must always ask “Mother, may I?” Rather than plead “Father, save I and what wouldst Thou have me to do?”
And men have joined them for the greater part.
John 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
There are no qualms about sinning once you are damned if you do or don’t or feel yourself to be; only queries about what might be the best sin in damning others for a reward by indecent proposal or suggestion, act or unworthy speculation and decision (Proverbs 4:16).
Ezekiel 18:20-22 The person who sins will die. The son will not bear the punishment for the father’s iniquity, nor will the father bear the punishment for the son’s iniquity; the righteousness of the righteous will be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked will be upon himself. But if the wicked man turns from all his sins which he has committed and observes all My statutes and practices justice and righteousness, he shall surely live; he shall not die. All his transgressions which he has committed will not be remembered against him; because of his righteousness which he has practiced, he will live.
Alma 14:1-15 And now, my son, I have somewhat to say concerning the restoration of which has been spoken; for behold, some have wrested the scriptures, and have gone far astray because of this thing. And I perceive that thy mind has been worried also concerning this thing. But behold, I will explain it unto thee. I say unto thee, my son, that the plan of restoration is requisite with the justice of God; for it is requisite that all things should be restored to their proper order. It is requisite and just, according to the power and resurrection of Christ, that the soul of man should be restored to its body, and that every part of the body should be restored to itself. And it is requisite with the justice of God that men should be judged according to their works; and if their works were good in this life, and the desires of their hearts were good, that they should also, at the last day, be restored unto that which is good. And if their works are evil they shall be restored unto them for evil. Therefore, all things shall be restored to their proper order, every thing to its natural frame—mortality raised to immortality, corruption to incorruption—raised to endless happiness to inherit the kingdom of God, or to endless misery to inherit the kingdom of the devil, the one on one hand, the other on the other— The one raised to happiness according to his desires of happiness, or good according to his desires of good; and the other to evil according to his desires of evil; for as he has desired to do evil all the day long even so shall he have his reward of evil when the night cometh. And so it is on the other hand. If he hath repented of his sins, and desired righteousness until the end of his days, even so he shall be rewarded unto righteousness. These are they that are redeemed of HaShem; yea, these are they that are taken out, that are delivered from that endless night of darkness; and thus they stand or fall; for behold, they are their own judges, whether to do good or do evil. Now, the decrees of God are unalterable; therefore, the way is prepared that whosoever will may walk therein and be saved. And now behold, my son, do not risk one more offense against your God upon those points of doctrine, which ye have hitherto risked to commit sin. Do not suppose, because it has been spoken concerning restoration, that ye shall be restored from sin to happiness. Behold, I say unto you, wickedness never was happiness. And now, my son, all men that are in a state of nature, or I would say, in a carnal state, are in the gall of bitterness and in the bonds of iniquity; they are without God in the world, and they have gone contrary to the nature of God; therefore, they are in a state contrary to the nature of happiness. And now, is the meaning of the word restoration to take a thing of a natural state and place it in an unnatural state, or to place it in a state opposite to its nature? O, my son, this is not the case; but the meaning of the word restoration is to bring back again evil for evil, or carnal for carnal, or devilish for devilish—good for that which is good; righteous for that which is righteous; just for that which is just; merciful for that which is merciful. Therefore, my son, see that you are merciful unto your brethren; deal justly, judge righteously, and do good continually; and if ye do all these things then shall ye receive your reward; yea, ye shall have mercy restored unto you again; ye shall have justice restored unto you again; ye shall have a righteous judgment restored unto you again; and ye shall have good rewarded unto you again. For that which ye do send out shall return unto you again, and be restored; therefore, the word restoration more fully condemneth the sinner, and justifieth him not at all.
‘Why then will you die, O house of Israel?’ (Ezekiel 18:31; 33:11).
Zechariah 13 was/is supposed to be about an end to all idolatry but what has the church made of it and verse 6 which states “And one will say to him, ‘What are these ‘makkot‘ (strokes, marks of strokes, scars, wounds) on your hands?’ Then he will say, ‘Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends,’? Apparently, most learn how to be friendly towards others or how to make an idol out of a friend, rather than do as that friend commanded (John 15:13-15).
Rather than speak to the Rock “communicate to him that teaches” (Numbers 20:8-11; Galatians 6:3-7) the church smites him always and never-endingly and brother and friend betray brother and friend unto the grave and no man wants any part in the house of David (2 Samuel 20:1; 1 Kings 12:16; 2 Chronicles 10:16), the Branch or Messiah who came from HaShem and in whom HaShem dwells (Exodus 23:21).
The plague of Dumbaskus is spread by asking at all of those who profess religion without confessing daily that they walk on in complete darkness at noon day and haven’t a clue beyond an evil inclination and the ha-satan’s advice what to do with their probationary time they call ‘freedom’ but is all treachery in captivity and slavery desired more than life and liberty, peace and happiness.
DisUnity is not of or in HaShem, and real religion and faith may still be found among scattered peoples in dispersion/diaspora, and perhaps is even more distinct and important to the whole world than ancient Israel may have been able to be at its’ greatest moment of success short lived because of sin. (Genesis 48:11; Leviticus 26:33; Deuteronomy 4:27; 28:64; 1 Kings 14:15; Nehemiah 1:8; Psalm 44:11; 106:27; 107:1-3; Lamentations 4:16; Jeremiah 9:16; 13:24; 18:17; 30:11; Ezekiel 5:10; 11:16; 12:14-15; 20:23; 22:15; 36:19; Zechariah 2:6; 7:15; 10:9; 1 Nephi 10:12–13; 21:1; 22:3–4); 2 Nephi 8:11; 10:7; 25:15; 30:7; Luke 21:24; D&C 45:18–21, 24; 110:11; 113:6; 133:30-34).
Messiah could do no miracle among unbelievers, yet the whole of Creation experiences the gifts of the Faith United in members of the body of Christ, though they are at work in a chaotic Universe, it is wonderful to perceive and recognize when it comes to pass (Romans 8:28). The result is the same all over, relatively speaking, though but few are true witness to the Divinely Manifested Miracles in We The People. The love of God constrains the mightiest and convinces the most hateful of the futility and error in the otherwise minded. Given time and room, it may just make all necks less stiff and all hearts alive with passion worth striving to perfect to the glory of God, as all must surely come to recognize and be thankful for both the good and the bad, living and dying while working as debtors even for Peanuts Golden or the most meek and humble portion a being may enjoy and be sated with as our daily bread (Matthew 5:6-16; Luke 11:3).
Jesus + The Way = Kingdom
Jesus – The Way = Failure
Psalm 119:126, 136 It is time for thee, L-RD, to work: for they have made void thy Law. Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy Law.
Hebrews 5:8 Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered.
There is Oil for the Lamps and also snuffers to put them out…
Then you shall make its lamps seven in number; and they shall mount its lamps so as to shed light on the space in front of it. Its snuffers and their trays shall be of pure gold (Exodus 25:37-38).
These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand and walks among the seven golden lampstands (Revelation 2:1).
“Above all else, to thine own self be true.” ~W.S.
A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out, till he has brought justice through to victory (Isaiah 42:3).
The widow in 1 Kings 17 believed and did as instructed and her supply of oil did not run dry. Five virgins among ten did not believe or do as instructed and they had no oil and were shut out of the Kingdom.
Love should not have to suffer long but will because it is Love.
“Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned,” spoken by Zara in Act III, Scene VIII The Mourning Bride (1697) by William Congreve. (This is usually paraphrased as “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” and misattributed to William Shakespeare).
There is no absurdity on earth like love scorned/spurned, and its’ result. Yet many, as satan, fall in love with themselves, and glory in perversity (Moses 5:31,49) in the context of betrayal and revenge undue and unjust, taken on behalf of themselves rather than justice appropriate and fitting, and in these absurd and hateful circumstances harden their hearts and stiffen their necks rather than own the truth of a wounded soul or heart’s longing and in rewarding repentance seek reconciliation with the offender as the offended or vice versa. Envy, pride and wrath are awful sins!
Job 5:2 For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.
But even such may be made friends through Christ (Luke 23:12).
Pilate found there was no friend like an old enemy, and the same may never be equal to a first love or old friend or brother offended, lost and found, as a lost sheep worth the search and rescue (Psalm 119:176; Luke 15:6). Banishment and enmity cherished long and lamentable are of no avail and fail altogether to accomplish the intended affect apart from seeking council from the L-RD and having the assurance and confidence that One is doing the right thing, however difficult and contrary to the people you are in the midst of (Psalm 110:2; Jeremiah 18, 19, & 20).
But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more (Luke 12:48).
He who said to them, “Here is rest, give rest to the weary,” And, “Here is repose,” but they would not listen (Isaiah 28:12). Therefore…
A little sleep; a little slumber (Proverbs 6:10; 24:33), and want shall come upon you as an armed man and therefore…
Ma’-gor-mis-sa-bib = Terror and Terror’s Sister is Hor’-mah “Utter Destruction.”
The real source of terror means business and not destruction, but its’ affect is just as stupid and the result the same – desolation at end of road headed nowhere (Zephaniah 1). But if the L-RD build the city and keep watch over it (Psalm 127:1) He means Kingdom Come and gives you an expected end (Jeremiah 29:11).
Kavanah, kavanah, kavanah, intention, intention, intention…no matter what the location, location, location is the single most important and perhaps only significant dictum of insight useful to be weighed in and of We The People’s newly arranged Way of Life and Government, whether our members be counted among the quick or the dead. Such will be the deciding factor (thumbs up or thumbs down) in our fate as a nation, and individually as members of it, whether our end be unto death or life and ultimately life from the dead for they who decide wisely for this life and world, in this life and world and the One to come’s interest in His Will be done – For God so loved the world that He will fulfill His own Promises and Perform His Own Will upon the face of it and in the face of all those who doubt He may or would (Psalm 2:8; Psalm 58:10; Psalm 110:2; Isaiah 43:4; Luke 18:8; John 3:16; Revelation 3:9).
Therefore if you say you see or understand, your sin remaineth and you know nothing as you may yet come to know in days ahead (Proverbs 29:7; John 9:41; Corinthians 8:21).
Belief in a leader’s divine appointment and anointment is crucial to our common welfare, goal and world view/vision new age, which has nothing to do with the Pope’s new prescription eye glasses.
Whether said leader is placed upon a Mercy Seat or Throne, in a Oval Office or among seats of house and congress, or in a Parliament of Lords and Lepers, or imprisoned in shackles and chains as Jeremiah or Zedekiah were, is not so important as We The People’s willingness to hear and heed the voice of Moses and the Prophets and God’s advice and guiding Light. To heed that Prophet’s Voice (3 Nephi 21:11) and the One who sent him is of greater worth and more importance to the lives of all concerned, and whether or not they will receive more and more Light and abundance of all things needful and/or expedient unto the pursuit of happiness in the context of Life and Liberty gifted even as grace poured out and upon captives set free (Isaiah 61:2; Matthew 3:2; Mark 1:15; Luke 4:19; Acts 2:38).
“On each of the seven days of the Feast [Tabernacles] the priest went out with music and the choir of the Levites to draw water in a golden vessel from the spring of Siloam.” ~E.G. White
2 Nephi 26:1 And after Christ shall have risen from the dead he shall show himself unto you, my children, and my beloved brethren; and the words which he shall speak unto you shall be the law which ye shall do.
The Catholic and Christian bodies so-called have been striking the rock for centuries rather than speaking to or inquiring of or listening to and hearing the Word. We have been through a great wilderness and suffered a great hunger and famine because of the fact (Amos 8:11). When we might have been gaining Life through Its’ reply, instruction and Word wholly willing and able to spring up and give the Water of Life to all who come unto Him in Faith, believing that we might receive, if only we should search for Him with all our might, mind and strength as He commanded we must if we expect to be rewarded as Promised (John 6:63; Genesis 25:22-23; Exodus 33:7; Numbers 27:18-21; Deuteronomy 4:29; 6:5; Judges 13:17; 20:18, 20-28; 1 Samuel 9:6-10; 10:20-22; 14:36-42; 22:10; 23:2; 28:6; 30:8; 2 Samuel 2:1; 5:19-23; 1 Kings 22:6-9; 2 Kings 3:11; 22:11-20; 1 Chronicles 10:13-14; 13:3; 14:10-14; 15:13; 28:9; 2 Chronicles 1:5; 18:5-8; 20:1-17; 34:19-28; Zephaniah 1:4-6; Jeremiah 10:21; 21:1-7; 37:6-8; 29:13; Ezekiel 14:1-11; 20:1-3, 30-31; Matthew 7:7; Mark 12:30; John 16:13-15, 23-24; Acts 1:24-26; Romans 8:32; Revelation 12:11; 21:6; Doctrine and Covenants 4:1-7).
Moses was disbarred from entering the Promised Land (Numbers 20:12; Psalm 106:32-33) and an entire generation of evil inclined mixed multitudes and Israelite’s died out in the wilderness because of their inclination to speak lashon hara, grumble and murmur, lie and perjure themselves when not asked or even spoken to and strike when not struck and that just out of aggravation brought upon themselves by their own very wicked sins and unbelief. Striking the innocent and undeserving of their ire, more oft than not. They drove Moses so crazy, he spoke unadvisedly and rashly with his lips just once, but the people sinned the great transgression (Psalm 19:13) every minute and step of the way, following dejectedly their shepherds and leaders chosen, but destined for their sake to suffer a like end in resignation. Only now, after ages of suffering, rebellion and craft, do we even begin to understand just why Moses was not permitted to enter the Promised Land for the sin he committed was of greater magnitude than all hell combined, which is what it was the expression of and all have followed in committing from age to age, and yet they have the temerity to claim they are ‘saved’?! Can that which openly and zealously hates God be saved? (Isaiah 58:4; Matthew 15:8; Mark 7:8).
As a wild or tamed ox given to goring victims (Exodus 21:29), which should have been put to death at first or second attempt depending upon the damage done, so the entire nation had come to deal with anything that bothered them. Never seeking a solution from HaShem or opportunity for reconciliation, but only every opportunity to strike with the fist of wickedness and malice or stone in the presumption of judgment (Isaiah 58:4; Acts 8:1, 22:20). Is such a fast? Nay, it is to deal justly and render unto every man his due – Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness according to the Great Plan thereof.
Most are doomed to perish in the way of unbelief, error and presumption. Demanding the Messiah be crucified any time they are frustrated, aggravated or in a bad mood which equals the unforgivable sin the church of ha-satan has been perpetually guilty of for centuries of generations now. Limiting the Holy One of Israel to a single day out of a year’s recognition in mockery of all Messiah tried to do for mankind, HaShem’s investment in mankind and mankind’s complete unwilling and ungrateful intention to do with God and Messiah anything but that which is Lawful, Just and True. We make no use of any moment present, past or future in preparation for the work and reward in manifesting the Glory of God’s Name in us and our works. Our limitations, scant measures and offering accursed and personal inventory is all members of the body so-called are concerned with or aware of because we are led about by ha-satan who relishes every foolish, stupid, wasteful, abusive and insulting use of probationary and preparatory time he guides mankind and the two-fold sons of hell into and through with all the hateful intention and deceitful guile and subtlety a serpent is expert in.
“Hashem said, `Because the outcry of Sodom and Gomorrah has become great, and because their sin has been very grave. I will descend and see . . .” (Genesis 18:20-21)
“Avraham came forward and said, `Will You also stamp out the righteous along with the wicked?'” (18:23)
HaShem was willing to come down to our level and understand our fallen state. From this He reassured Himself that His Plan would work, and Messiah was being prepared for the Great Work ahead of Us. Nevertheless, while focusing on the redemption of the lost and dead, we must be equally or more so concerned with keeping the Living Way Pure amongst ourselves and guiding others in It, that we may save all the more and so our work does not have to become more difficult than it already is and it is a very difficult work, saving souls who would rather perish in spite and enmity, sin and love of self. Think of how difficult it is just to cheer up a friend who is going through a traumatic time and make that seven-fold as difficult and yet press on, and that is what we’re up against with an enemy who desires our failure and giving up. Endangering our own lives for the dead is not wisdom and will only result in us joining them. But if we stand firm in the Faith, we may convert the most miserable, wayward and angry souls to repent, find reason to thank God even for despair and discomfort, and perhaps to know and be comforted by the fact that in gaining forgiveness even in our dying hour is assurance of life everlasting thereafter thanks to Our Savior, Y’shua HaMashiach, son of David, and the Holy One of Israel.
Discouragement breeds contempt and spreads rebellion like wild fire. One must be very careful how he pleads with the L-RD for the living and the dead, and that much more careful in entreating souls to take hold of His strength, convert and be saved.
“He who refrains from passing judgment rids himself of enmity, robbery and vain oaths.” (Ethics of the Fathers 4:7)
People, believers and especially, Christians so-called, have no idea and little respect for the fact that they owe the Jews a great apology and amount of thanks and reward they will never be able to produce for the fact that the Messiah’s Grace continues to be sufficient to save, and without their tender care for their crucified King, we should have lost him as the same in the ages which have followed, in which it has been our privilege to enjoy all the direct and vicarious rewards of being in relationship with our God and Savior, during which only the prayers of righteous Jews have been the source of our protection, well being and abiding grace. We are never so ignorant as we are when we think we know something for ourselves and are good enough to be numbered among the righteous, when we don’t even have the least comprehension of what it means to be righteous.
Sins of Ignorance
And it shall be forgiven them; for it is ignorance. (Numbers 15:25)
“Because of our ignorance we are not fully aware of our sins of ignorance. Yet we may be sure they are many, in the form both of commission and omission. We may be doing in all sincerity, as a service to God, that which He has never commanded and can never accept. HaShem knows these sins of ignorance every one. This may well alarm us, since in justice He will require these trespasses at our hand; but on the other hand, faith spies comfort in this fact, for HaShem will see to it that stains unseen by us shall yet be washed away. He sees the sin that He may cease to see it by casting it behind His back. Our great comfort is that Jesus, the true priest, has made atonement for all the congregation of the children of Israel. That atonement secures the pardon of unknown sins. His Word cleanses us from all sin. Whether our eyes have seen it and wept over it or not, God has seen it, Christ has atoned for it, the Spirit bears witness to the pardon of it, and so we have a threefold peace. O my Father, I praise Thy divine knowledge, which not only perceives my iniquities but provides an atonement which delivers me from the guilt of them, even before I know that I am guilty.”
Charles Haddad Spurgeon
It is written that Messiah himself shall be ‘cut off’ (Daniel 9:24-27). But I’ll say no more even as Daniel was told to ask no more (Daniel 12:9-10).
The false claims and errors of Paulian doctrine are pretty shrewd and would have to be to derail the train to Zion permanently. We without the Jews cannot be made perfect or complete, even as we cannot enter the Kingdom without observance of the commandments and the guidance of our teacher(s).
Doctrine and Covenants 128:18 …[Of Elijah’s calling] the earth will be smitten with a curse unless there is a welding link of some kind or other between the fathers and the children, upon some subject or other [baptism for the ‘dead’]…For we without them cannot be made perfect; neither can they without us be made perfect. Neither can they nor we be made perfect without those who have died in the gospel also; for it is necessary in the ushering in of the dispensation of the fullness of times, which dispensation is now beginning to usher in, that a whole and complete and perfect union, and welding together of dispensations, and keys, and powers, and glories should take place, and be revealed from the days of Adam even to the present time. And not only this, but those things which never have been revealed from the foundation of the world, but have been kept hid from the wise and prudent, shall be revealed unto babes and sucklings in this, the dispensation of the fullness of times.
“They are members of one family, separated by distance and time, who now seem to be coming together. In former days we may have heard, “How odd of God to choose the Jews;” and now in latter days we may hear, “There are complaints He chose the Saints.” (Nonetheless) Saints and Jews, we are a family, a chosen family!”
And as Hebrews 11:40 says they without us cannot be made perfect, so much the more we cannot be made perfect without them [the Jews]! He [Avraham] considered that God is able to raise people even from the dead, from which he also received him back as a type (Hebrews 11:19). “The Binding” הָ)עֲקֵידָה), the Akedah.
This is why, contrary to Paul’s assertion or advisement, the outward appearance and ‘shew’ of men does matter. Whatever may be in their hearts is strikingly evident or only that much more disguised and bent on mischief and deception when their show of faith is completely left to their own judgment, design and imagination. Which is not to say the truth of his advice is not worthy or untrue in many cases, but that in many more whether such started out as deception may become desperately so in due time. The Oral Torah and Inspired prayers of the Sages and Rabbis of Israel who have devoted their entire existence and history as a people chosen, set apart come directly from and are composed of the very Word spoken by HaShem and become action oriented in fulfillment by design and inspirational life of each member of the Body worthy or not, to be judged of and by the same both now, yesterday and at the end of days. “The very words which I have spoken will condemn you at the last day” (John 12:48).
The thing that makes this difficult for Gentiles is they always want to be recognized in the here and now for their works and the Jews shun all recognition except among themselves, quietly but passionately and with great zeal. Even Gentile modesty is mostly a boast.
The Body of Christ, if It truly wants and desires to be That and to represent God in Spirit and in Truth must learn to turn Its’ Faith into a Lifestyle of worship Whose Unity is known and seen in outward show of members of the Body.
3 Nephi 20
Chaos, confusion, opinion, disputations and disunity are signs and tell tale indicators that the sheep of God’s Hand are otherwise minded and inclined to go this way or that, and that all have gone far astray of the Way is evident in the psychological mess humanity has become in self-seeking defiance of the Way of Holiness. Harlotry, idolatry, pride and indifference toward one another’s welfare and sins of hardness of heart are likewise indicators blatantly telling that our Unity is feigned at best and our concern for one another is fraudulent and forced by what is on all counts no more than slavery self imposed but no less unrewarding, exceedingly more futile and pointless as a result than bricks without straw (Exodus 5).
Broken cisterns all open maw and paw.
Psalm 79 & Jeremiah 12:11-17
Nevertheless, Faith keeps believers together to some extent but tends to compromise the Body and members of It in a self-destructive manner that the treacherous and knavish make merchandise of to our mutual shame, loss and dishonor.
The Way Holy obligates Us not only to do those things contained in the Law, which keeps us honest toward God, and enables us to care for and encourage one another daily in a Way that prevents all evil from so corrupting the Body that there is no choice but to compromise, assimilate, negotiate and endanger the flocks of His Hand and Care.
Leviticus 19:17 Do not nurse hatred in your heart for any of your relatives. Confront people directly and discreetly so you will not be held guilty for their sin.
Matthew 18:15 If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over.
1 Corinthians 6:1 If any of you has a dispute with another, do you dare to take it before the ungodly for judgment instead of before HaShem’s people?
Leviticus 19:15-17 You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor nor defer to the great, but you are to judge your neighbor fairly. You shall not go about as a slanderer among your people, and you are not to act against the life of your neighbor; I am the L-RD. You shall not hate your fellow countryman in your heart; you may surely reprove your neighbor, but shall not incur sin because of him. (better translation than above but both give accurate insight).
This is the Love of God the Body of Christ has all but rejected and disregarded as Wisdom’s Gift Gracious to all who may claim and show themselves to be Jews indeed. Honest care and concern are rare occurrences within the context of humanity’s tolerant, morally relative freedom of choice and speech reckless and deceptive as a Mother of Abominations must be in order to raise her offspring upon the blood of Saints and prophets, sons and daughters of the Most High all slain in a way made so chaotic, sloppy, dishonest and messy with the filth of its’ own doings and decisions made law and statute among those whose only arts and skills or talents telling which prove willing and able are all whoredom, witch craft and the like. The New Age so-called of the pope’s nightmare come to pass and dawn of the dead like is a science fiction horror fiasco entirely backwards in momentum dictum whatever-um where the only ones who stand to prosper by way of desolating disturbances are the cave men who created Latin in their idle days or yore, or the dinosaurs of the Catholic Church or Ham’s House of Ham, whose religion is entirely the ‘precepts of men’ who will not speak to or listen to the Rock, but smite It until and as if to bleed God’s people dry as the wilderness they create in terrible wayward sooth-say that is all curse inward and feigned praise outward with absolutely no Scriptural rational for any rite or performance they observe to do. All Mouth/Grave/Belly all the time with Zero Heart Sacred and Holy. They leave no place, body, space, ideation or imagination undefiled by intent devilish and hell bound. And as for contrition or penitence, they would rather lose limbs and don’t require any nor seek atonement for sins, but with prayers to idols by idolized men absolve murderers and infanticidal maniacs of sins unto death and murder in secret and by design any observant Jews and Faithful believers in Messiah however they may get away with doing so and not be too obnoxiously arrogant about it never. This is a religion led by something so dark and obscure, it should not be known or mentioned, and I won’t, for such would be sin. Its’ way easy is to hunt all who may be ignorant of the Law by perversion and reckless endangerment of any born under the Law, especially Messiah.
The Body of Catholics is composed of spots and blemishes in red caps and capes fornicating under holly trees in the dead of winter, which is of course a Cardinal Rule…2 Peter 2:12-22; Jude 1:10-13.
The aim of True Religion is to avoid that inevitability of “Light going out in obscurity,” (Proverbs 20:20, Matthew 12:37) by keeping adherents mindful and in the Path flooded with Light of the Living Torah – Christ.
3 Nephi 15:9 Behold, I am the law, and the light. Look unto me, and endure to the end, and ye shall live; for unto him that endureth to the end will I give eternal life.
Part of pure religion may be to visit widows and such in their affliction and want but One could hardly remain pure and unspotted by the world if One intends to visit the same. And for this intent do Catholics seek out widows and fatherless children:
2 Timothy 3:5-7 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Judaism practiced, the Way of Holiness known and experienced with all Its’ joy and wonders, hardships and afflictions is tailor-made and Its’ Pathway of Light strewn with observances and rites for cleansing and atonement on a daily basis when necessary and One in which converts and even wayward fools may not err in and which all of the manor born are constantly reminded of the Commandments, obligations, do’s and don’t’s, and verily if you wish to be perfect entails instructions for every minute detail of every day life’s comings and goings, from how to put on yours shoes to when to pray and wear your hat or kippah, what to have for breakfast and when not to wear deodorant or perfumes, etc. That your in goings and out goings may be blessed in very deed! I do mean everything and it is worth it to those who know the joys of holiness and wist to be spotless though defiled by the very Gift of existence no man may escape and has not been made to since the Garden of Eden’s first tenants were evicted for being deceitful and disobedient, two qualities the L-RD abhors and we all may observe in serpents and such. This foolish generation would rather justify and pamper serpents than bother with raising children worthy of the L-RD. It is very a very depraved state of affairs we have inherited from our parents and theirs.
“The significance of the Jewish economy is not yet fully comprehended. Truths vast and profound are shadowed forth in its rites and symbols. The Gospel is the key that unlocks its mysteries. Through a knowledge of the plan of redemption, its truths are opened to the understanding.” ~Ellen G. White
For then shall I have respect unto all Thy commandments, when I learn Thy righteous ordinances (Psalm 119).
Those who receive Catholic Communion eat and drink damnation unto their souls! Be warned and stay far from it.
1 Corinthians 8:4-10; 10:27-28.
2 Timothy 2:23-26 Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. But refuse foolish and ignorant speculations, knowing that they produce quarrels. The Messiah’s bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged, with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth,and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will.
2 Nephi 28:18-21 But behold, that great and abominable church, the whore of all the earth, must tumble to the earth, and great must be the fall thereof. For the kingdom of the devil must shake, and they which belong to it must needs be stirred up unto repentance, or the devil will grasp them with his everlasting chains, and they be stirred up to anger, and perish; For behold, at that day shall he rage in the hearts of the children of men, and stir them up to anger against that which is good. And others will he pacify, and lull them away into carnal security, that they will say: All is well in Zion; yea, Zion prospereth, all is well-and thus the devil cheateth their souls, and leadeth them away carefully down to hell.
To return and learn doctrine is not some self-fulfilling, seeker’s journey upon a path less taken, which is not but the paths of the destroyer coyly disguised as adventure. Nor is it a purpose-driven life so much as a sincere desire to be searched out by the Spirit of the all knowing, Omnipotent Creator of the Universe; and if there be any wicked way in you, then you must long for the L-RD to cleanse you of it in every whit (Psalm 51).
“Search me, O God and know my anxieties, etc…Cleanse me thoroughly from my iniquity and sin, keep me from back sliding or failing to walk in the Way Everlasting with a new heart and mind to know You. Etc.”
Such was the Psalmist’s plea, and such must be your daily thought upon rising up and at night when you commit your soul into his safekeeping.
Alma 37:37 Counsel with HaShem in all thy doings, and He will direct thee for good; yea, when thou liest down at night lie down unto HaShem, that He may watch over you in your sleep; and when thou risest in the morning let thy heart be full of thanks unto God; and if ye do these things, ye shall be lifted up at the last day [Olam Haba].
An important question posed in the Book of Mormon about faith and knowledge is “Is this real?”
Alma 32:35-37 O then, is not this real? I say unto you, Yea, because it is light; and whatsoever is light, is good, because it is discernible, therefore ye must know that it is good; and now behold, after ye have tasted this light is your knowledge perfect? Behold I say unto you, Nay; neither must ye lay aside your faith, for ye have only exercised your faith to plant the seed that ye might try the experiment to know if the seed was good. And behold, as the tree beginneth to grow, ye will say: Let us nourish it with great care, that it may get root, that it may grow up, and bring forth fruit unto us. And now behold, if ye nourish it with much care it will get root, and grow up, and bring forth fruit.
A Grandly Deluded majority who profess to have saving faith are profanely sacrilegious and hypocritical, found wanting and willing to do anything to have anything but the faith they once professed to have and supplied all their need and to have been all important to them. The blasphemy of God’s Name is a routine exclamation of exasperation and surprise inconsequential and trivial or of disappointment expressed offhandedly as many times a day as the day He has created for our benefit and rejoicing in may afford One and all as may be unconcerned with the sin as with all sin and any sin whatsoever we have come to take for granted as common place occurrences not worth sighing over. This is the result of too many purpose driven lives converging in never-never land which have no purpose whatever and very little to none living testimony to the fact that they are alive or have any faith at all apart from a collective consciousness of doom and poverty of sense multiplied by zero concern for a fate completely resolved to suffer the consequences of sin no matter what said consequences may be without recognizing or admitting to the fact that they have indeed sinned at all and that unto death which explains the ‘at all.’
If such a mindset is ever appropriate, it is only in youth and that is precisely when One should at least be encouraged to begin to change youthful folly into rewarding awareness of the joys and blessings many and never-ending to all who will and may speak unto the Rock, take hold of His Righteousness and strive to live a life worthy and honorably disposed, distinctly different and dramatically designed to fear no dislocation or disaster that may come upon the wicked lawless world about you, in the midst of which you are part of a generation which shines as stars of the heavenliest in a corrupt reality (Philippians 2:15). L’Chaim!
Once more, while focusing upon the redemption of our dead we must be equally or more so concerned with keeping the living in the Way that we and they may save all the more. Endangering our own lives for the dead will only result in us joining them for whom their is no other hope but the living.
May your supply of oil be heaven sent and never failing.
Shabbat Shalom, Happy Feast of Forbidden Fruits (Halloween) All Soul’s Day ~ 17 Chesvan 5776…
Adieu and so long…
“We are all as an unclean thing.”—Isaiah 64:6.
“THE believer is a new creature, he belongs to a holy generation and a peculiar people—the Spirit of God is in him, and in all respects he is far removed from the natural man; but for all that the Jew is a sinner still. He is so from the imperfection of his nature, and will continue so to the end of his earthly life. The black fingers of sin leave smuts upon our fairest robes. Sin mars our repentance, ere the great Potter has finished it, upon the wheel. Selfishness defiles our tears, and unbelief tampers with our faith. The best thing we ever did apart from the merit of Grace, freely imparted, only swelled the number of our sins; for when we have been most pure in our own sight, yet, like the heavens, we are not pure in God’s sight; and as He charged His angels with folly, much more must He charge us with it, even in our most angelic frames of mind. The song which thrills to heaven, and seeks to emulate seraphic strains, hath human discords in it. The prayer which moves the arm of God is still a bruised and battered prayer, and only moves that arm because the sinless One, the great Mediator, has stepped in to take away the sin of our supplication. The most golden faith or the purest degree of sanctification to which a Jew ever attained on earth, has still so much alloy in it as to be only worthy of the flames, in itself considered. Every night we look in the glass we see a sinner, and had need confess, “We are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags.” Oh, how precious the blood of Covenant and Condescension of God to such hearts as ours! How priceless a gift is His perfect righteousness! And how bright the hope of perfect holiness hereafter! Even now, though sin dwells in us, its power is broken. It has no dominion; it is a broken-backed snake; we are in bitter conflict with it, but it is with a vanquished foe that we have to deal. Yet a little while and we shall enter victoriously into the city where nothing defileth.”
Charles Haddad Spurgeon ~ Prince of Preachers
It is time for us to meet Chesed’s Sister and Bride, Mercy and their Best Man and Big Brother Justice.
Alma 42:22-31 But there is a law given, and a punishment affixed, and a repentance granted; which repentance, mercy claimeth; otherwise, justice claimeth the creature and executeth the law, and the law inflicteth the punishment; if not so, the works of justice would be destroyed, and God would cease to be God. But God ceaseth not to be God, and mercy claimeth the penitent, and mercy cometh because of the atonement; and the atonement bringeth to pass the resurrection of the dead; and the resurrection of the dead bringeth back men into the presence of God; and thus they are restored into his presence, to be judged according to their works, according to the law and justice. For behold, justice exerciseth all his demands, and also mercy claimeth all which is her own; and thus, none but the truly penitent are saved. What, do ye suppose that mercy can rob justice? I say unto you, Nay; not one whit. If so, God would cease to be God. And thus God bringeth about his great and eternal purposes, which were prepared from the foundation of the world. And thus cometh about the salvation and the redemption of men, and also their destruction and misery. Therefore, O my son, whosoever will come may come and partake of the waters of life freely; and whosoever will not come the same is not compelled to come; but in the last day it shall be restored unto him according to his deeds. If he has desired to do evil, and has not repented in his days, behold, evil shall be done unto him, according to the restoration of God. And now, my son, I desire that ye should let these things trouble you no more, and only let your sins trouble you, with that trouble which shall bring you down unto repentance. O my son, I desire that ye should deny the justice of God no more. Do not endeavor to excuse yourself in the least point because of your sins, by denying the justice of God; but do you let the justice of God, and his mercy, and his long-suffering have full sway in your heart; and let it bring you down to the dust in humility. And now, O my son, ye are called of God to preach the word unto this people. And now, my son, go thy way, declare the word with truth and soberness, that thou mayest bring souls unto repentance, that the great plan of mercy may have claim upon them. And may God grant unto you even according to my words. Amen.