Deuteronomy 4 & 5
Without respect unto the Covenant Eternal, a door decorated and gate garlanded, an helping hand outstretched, welcome unwearied, invitation inclusive and immigration plan paternal (Isaiah 60:16) any other feigns to be and is based upon so many laws and policies as may outnumber the stars of heaven and grains of sand upon the seashore and is more to be feared than a nomadic existence and odds of survival in a wilderness full of wild beasts and animals of prey. Any society built upon agreement in secret combination and abomination (Alma 37:28-31) awaits the refugee in States run by whim of very loosely associated nations tribal who belittle and betray one another with every decision and Lawless venture aGREED upon in Opposition to a Republic denied representation of, for, or by We The People owned and uninterested in what We may do for you or they, but what your inclusion or exclusion may mean to We or They who own We and list to own U2. There exist both known and unknown rigors of testing through tribulation and contribution which must be fully met, received, and judged worthy by both devoted and devotee before any may take either/or seriously and the idea of citizenship won plausible as even possible. A safe haven outside of HaShem’s Covenant with Israel and the Nations well guarded as a noble’s lifeblood and jewels familial does not exist. But within this context is very real, blessed, and secured by assent and willing witness of all who may take hold of HaShem’s Righteousness and keep His Covenant Holy as the Apple of His Eye.
There does exist many a hunting ground covetously kept and with selfish violence preserved against freedom by wickedness like-minded and co-invested occupation and despoilment by force whenever possible or if necessary. But such is not a good or worthy example of Whom We The People listed to become in our nativity and verily are in our heart of hearts at any rate. Sadly, freedom authentic is no longer an American novelty known, nor dream shared nor reality desired and anticipated with virtuous ardor, and zealous hope in a better world created by a people with very little in common and much less shared among them, save enmity and distrust.
It will be some time yet before the United States may boast of being United never mind the idea of charity for virtue’s sake and goodwill’s opportunity had because both or either have been spurned like Passover Observance for vanity and the covetous madness of the Pagan Christmas Cult and its membership unreasonably proud, wanting, selfish, stupid, gluttonous and insanely illicit in form and fashion, season and reason, whose senseless insensibility denies the L-RD, the L-RD’s People, The L-RD’s Way, Justice, Mercy and all Attributes Divine, conditions, commandments and obligations fitting, wise and altogether ignored by a people bent on waywardness and rebellion, apostasy and apocalyptic desires exemplified by mockery and mischief of a body wholly devilish, carnal (Alma 41:11), and opposed to rites and requisite costs or sacrifices due the reward of atonement annual if not day to day, in the evening to evening thereof, which from the foundation have made a Day Whole and One the L-RD has made (Psalm 118:24) for We to enjoy and rejoice in at our best and weep and mourn through at our worst (Joel 2:12). They to whom there remains no opportunity to take hold of His Righteousness, having procrastinated the Day of salvation until it be everlastingly too late, we need to be careful of not fearful of (2 Timothy 1:7), but to be counseled wisely in the reality of so as to avoid the probability of them becoming a threat of ‘terror’ and/or remove the likelihood of their becoming an inconvenience unwanted.
Helaman 13:36-39 O that we had repented in the day that the word of HaShem came unto us; for behold the land is cursed, and all things are become slippery, and we cannot hold them. Behold, we are surrounded by demons, yea, we are encircled about by the angels of him who hath sought to destroy our souls. Behold, our iniquities are great. O Ad’ni, canst thou not turn away thine anger from us? And this shall be your language in those days. But behold, your days of probation are past; ye have procrastinated the day of your salvation until it is everlastingly too late, and your destruction is made sure; yea, for ye have sought all the days of your lives for that which ye could not obtain; and ye have sought for happiness in doing iniquity, which thing is contrary to the nature of that righteousness which is in our great and Eternal Head. O ye people of the land, that ye would hear my words! And I pray that the anger of HaShem be turned away from you and that ye would repent and be saved.
But godliness with contentment (1 Timothy 6:6) remains great gain unto those who may possess their own souls in patient endurance (Luke 21:19) and long-suffering of Yankee defiance and holy devotion in an otherwise faithless nation what has abandoned the Faith of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the holy prophets. They have for generations had their government organized by crime and planned by the Evil one who is the head and tail of the Gadianton robbers(3 Nephi 3:15; Helaman 7:4; Mormon 1:18; 3 Nephi 2:18;etc.), Master Mahan(Moses 5:29–31), Sons of Cain (Moses 5:49) and Chaos, Anarchy and Sedition kept in check and within bounds by violent law enforcement of lawless statutes and demands as absurd as outcome always – desolation, destruction and perpetual wastes inhabited fearfully by captives of a Power and State more unreasonable than residents on the moon whom in their youth waltzed blindly into mists of darkness prepared to meet the hateful and the wicked souls born for destruction (Numbers 16:30; 17:10; Romans 9:22; 2 Peter 2:12; Ephesians 2:3) and those who in ignorance followed blindly into their traps and snares many and merciless.
Nevertheless, by Divine Decree (Exodus 12:49) and Decision (Isaiah 59:1) from above the same may be converted to the true faith ( 1 Timothy 2:3-4) and enrolled, educated and employed as debtors in deed, thought, action (2 Corinthians 13:5), and wages (Romans 6:23) sans the covering of lies and misrepresentation provided for by a government mostly imaginary and just as defective as effectively defeated by itself as a mad hare’s tea party and rabid race for its life as a no kingdom there’s reality may be (Isaiah 34:12); whose ideas of prosperity and abundance are all Zoo and Animal Farm politic owned and operated, watched, held captive, and fed off of as knavery led slavery has always been (Alma 41:10-11). A servant of sin is a slave of sin and not a free man (John 8:34).
For all and particularly such the Law was created(D&C 84:27-28), that they being cut off from the presence of the L-RD and His righteousness might still abide among the living and provide for the same sans killing. Judaism authentic unlike Christianity wrested and unfair as life on the Titanic sunk by an iceberg and become Atlantis-like in chilling fatality of insane decree and design of the dead living (or rather dying) unto death instead of unto That which may raise the same to life; not to be destroyed body and soul after a pointless life and death unrewarding, uncertain and unfair as a brood of clowns in a hall of mirrors, smoke-choked and broke by well-poked adherents to madness and mayhem granted a once a year only rest and holiday cheer sans the crippling fear that fills the remainder of the calendar girl year (which means to forsake the L-RD for harlotry Hosea 1:2) with days of depravity and haughty bestial pass time and productivity if not wholly absent than unto plague and futility, all waste and zero nobility of liberal beneficence and good will’s stability of our times (Isaiah 33:6).
We might otherwise institute abundance and peaceful assurance in Holy Might’s Right from every evening to evening, with divine thoughts adorning each way and path flooded with Light from His Word (Psalm 119:105) and from within (Luke 17:21) each member or body of a crew all Jew and Jew indeed (Romans 2:29) all true and that true blue because of the Free Gift of Life Everlasting planted in our midst by Messiah with the Gist otherwise known as Holy Torah.
Why Christmas never revealed this nor made us feel this is because Christ never died to ring in a year of forgetfulness devoted to as many cups of consolation as unbelievers should not be receivers of and would swill down (Jeremiah 16:5-8) for auld lang syne’s sake from whom the L-RD in His Wisdom has taken away His loving kindnesses and tender mercies surely guaranteed to the House of David on condition of repentance and works worthy of our Father Abraham and all such as keep His commandments and do those things which please Him (John 8:29), i.e., Judaism dressed in its rejoicing clothes of daily living unto the G-d of Life! Christ willingly took the place of His sheep or people that they might realize the price, worth and value of being G-d’s Chosen and Elect and that through every letter of the 119th Psalm a lost sheep may find its Way Home and reveal G-d and Kingdom within each and every thought, word and deed performed unto Him in a manner worthy of such a Gift as the G-d of all Creation may bestow upon those willing and covenanted by sacrifice (Psalm 50:5) costly if servants and precious beyond ascription if sons (Galatians 4:6).
Luke 20:37-38 But that the dead are raised, even Moses showed, in the passage about the burning bush, where he calls the L-rd THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, AND THE GOD OF ISAAC, AND THE GOD OF JACOB.Now He is not the God of the dead but of the living; for all live to Him.
Again, Gentiles are not by nature Covenant Keepers. The Law is not revealed unto them nor is it in them, and I repeat for good reason, they are in nowise a law unto themselves.
“Salvation is of the Jews.” ~John 4:22.
“In Spirit and in Truth,” two attributes of God which may lead to no other conclusion than One God and the Singularly marked Holy Order of His Sons and Servants (Alma 13:13-20). The dead praise not G-d nor do any who go down to the Pit (Psalm 115:17). It is the Sole Prerogative and Divine Right of HaShem alone to raise the dead or rescue, redeem and restore any who may be ransomed and absolutely none may be if all are found out of the Way, or caught and remaining in their sins die as such; dead in trespass and unmoved by the invitation to atone by working out their own salvation with fear and trembling before G-d (Philippians 2:12-13) Who is as a devouring fire (Hebrews 12:29) or a still small voice (1 Kings 19:12) depending on how and in what manner and by what means we may approach Him – the Unchanging Creator and Compassionate Father, HaShem of Hosts Who has exalted His Word above all His Name (Psalm 138:2).
Christmas is a mostly Gentile phenomena in fantasy and ritual of psychological abuse bestowed upon children hated, scorned and treated with insulting contempt and perversity of heartless intention that in the long term wreaks worse soul bereavement than would a life of affliction and sorrow or disability for which one knew the cause and reason for his/her affliction.
Proverbs 15:17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.
Deuteronomy 28:13 & Isaiah 63 & Psalm 129
“And if you never hear from him That just means he didn’t call or vice versa That depends on wherever you’re at…” Domino Lyrics Van Morison.
Don’t get your hopes up! Nor set your dopes up! Become wise in submission to whatever G-d brings upon His people for their ultimate good and benefit eternal. Whether good or evil, be prepared to endure and with a submissive spirit to a Will and Knowledge quite beyond us, receive gratefully both good and bad from the Hand of the L-RD.
Hananiah’s Falsehood and Doom
And it happened in the same year, at the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the fourth year and in the fifth month, that Hananiah the son of Azur the prophet, who was from Gibeon, spoke to me in the house of HaShem in the presence of the priests and of all the people, saying, “Thus speaks HaShem of hosts, the G-d of Israel, saying: ‘I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon. Within two full years I will bring back to this place all the vessels of the L-RD’s house, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon took away from this place and carried to Babylon. And I will bring back to this place Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, with all the captives of Judah who went to Babylon,’ says HaShem, ‘for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon.’” Then the prophet Jeremiah spoke to the prophet Hananiah in the presence of the priests and in the presence of all the people who stood in the house of HaShem, and the prophet Jeremiah said, “Amen! HaShem do so; HaShem perform your words which you have prophesied, to bring back the vessels of the L-RD’s house and all who were carried away captive, from Babylon to this place. Nevertheless hear now this word that I speak in your hearing and in the hearing of all the people: The prophets who have been before me and before you of old prophesied against many countries and great kingdoms—of war and disaster and pestilence. As for the prophet who prophesies of peace, when the word of the prophet comes to pass, the prophet will be known as one whom HaShem has truly sent.”
Hope for the best, prepare for the worst is an old adage and probably the reason the L-RD ever choose a king like Nebuchadnezzar. He had such a mind in him though it puffed him up above that which is right in the sight of HaShem for a man to clothe himself with.
Micah 6:8 He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does HaShem require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
Never presume to know anything of thine own self and will, but keep your walk consistent, circumspect and true to form acceptable before the L-RD (Psalm 61:7-8).
People naturally want what’s best but rarely know what best is, so for them to be prepared for good or evil with the same grateful heart’s wisdom is what may be termed ‘best’ indeed (Job 2:10).
“The amazement of the assembled council of nations knew no bounds when Jeremiah, carrying the yoke of subjection about his neck, made known to them the will of G-d.
“Jeremiah, in the presence of the priests and people, earnestly entreated them to submit to the king of Babylon for the time the L-RD specified. He cited the men of Judah to the prophecies of Hosea, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, and others whose messages of reproof and warning had been similar to his own. He referred them to events which had taken place in the fulfillment of prophecies of retribution for unrepented sin. In the past the judgments of God had been visited upon the impenitent in exact fulfillment of His Purpose as revealed through His messengers.” Ellen G. White