As your days so shall your strength be (Deuteronomy 33 25).
Pride and envy are weaknesses that most people don’t realize they suffer from and are such until it is too late to reverse what damage psychological they may do One and all, and too late to repent of as sin and ask God to provide atonement for.
How One receives a Gift undeserved means more than most believers so-called may realize, appreciate and be aware of. They are instead guilty of the blood and body of Christ from generation to generation and age to age unreal.
Taking anyone for granted is a sin; taking God for granted is seven times seventy fold so.
Spite and hardness of heart are the children of pride and envy.
Gentiles have an awful time with guilt and prefer to escape the consequences of sin with denial and a ‘turn about is fair play’ attitude of an ill-begotten nature, and dismissive haughtiness toward God and His Free Gift. They become unwitting accomplices and completely complicit and allegiant tools of the Master of all subtlety, deception and hate that burns to the very center of Creation (Jeremiah 6:29; 7:20) as a destructive cancer evident as poison in every member of the body opposed to Life and Goodwill. What the devil longs for is what they long for – to smite God and somehow destroy His Holiness and Authority Omniscient and Almighty.
Fired by animosity born in its infancy and spoiled as a festering boil of the size and largess of Egypt; embittered enmity of a brother of a lesser promise, covenant and inheritance never satisfied with nor thankful for; This body has destroyed civilizations, peoples, nations, lands, consciences, and the psyche, heart and soul of anything which possesses Life and especially any people who recognize Life’s essential Holiness and Blessedness working in those who worship the God who favored them with Life and a Covenant Everlasting of Peace and assured Mercies many and consoling alway (Psalm 94:19).
This Opposition has through all history destroyed, denied, confused, rearranged, copped-out of, refurbished, and resold as something otherwise, or other than it is what it is, in endeavoring to create what it is not through bloody theft, murder and inconceivable wrongs innumerable they are overly proud and glad to have gotten away with or at least fancy they have. Especially if it means they may be liberated from every good and honest trait a thankful, happy and generous heart may attribute rightly and deservedly to its Creator rather than in any sense of self worthiness or due recognition their own or their masters too many, puff themselves up in and explode in due time and season to their everlasting shame and infamy, as a field of blood purchased for the sake of exulting in treachery and dishonor, in which they list to grow gardens of all the worst sorts of flora feigning graces and delighting in obnoxious ostentatious of show and pretense (Isaiah 66:17).
Nations whose entire populations died of heart disease in the womb brought on by the evil inclination and the incapacity of the fallen will to overcome or escape the same by unwillingness and disregard for the Creator’s Holy Will and Plan for their redemption they may have no part in the Glory of mostly because they list not to be, yet if they possess any desire at all it is to make the entire world entirely insensible and militantly ignorant of its true origins.
God does not demand recognition nor would He accept His children’s unwilling service and guileful affections. God’s Heart, if it could be explained in human terms (Isaiah 55:8-9), is nothing like humanity’s “love” agape so imagined and perversely perpetuated by heartless beings of nil conception of what it is to care and be cared for, nevermind so loved that One would lay down and sacrifice Life for the same. The same equation makes no sense to the human family, the fallen creature, the child of the world. We have not the intelligence necessary to wrap our minds around the idea as we fancy and profess we do.
Fallen creation is cut off from the Presence of the L-RD, and no man in the flesh could endure the Holiness of His Reality for so much as a moment’s being.
Will ye believe in the day of your visitation—when the L-RD shall come, yea, even that great day when the elements shall melt with fervent heat, yea, in that great day when ye shall be brought to stand before the Lamb of God—then will ye say that there is no God? Then will ye longer deny the Christ, or can ye behold the Lamb of God? Do ye suppose that ye shall dwell with him under a consciousness of your guilt? Do ye suppose that ye could be happy to dwell with that holy Being, when your souls are racked with a consciousness of guilt that ye have ever abused his laws? Behold, I say unto you that ye would be more miserable to dwell with a holy and just God, under a consciousness of your filthiness before him, than ye would to dwell with the damned souls in hell. For when ye shall be brought to see your nakedness before God, and also the glory of God, and the holiness of Jesus Christ, it will kindle a flame of unquenchable fire upon you.
Yet, while God’s long suffering endures, not because of any merit of ours, mankind thinks nothing of His Divine Forbearance and Condescension and Mercy and spitefully manipulates the same and all of reality with such hateful and indifferent guile, most if not all are completely unaware of just how much we owe Him and could not possibly even attempt to repay Him by Way of sacrifice or afford a gift for Him, our Creator (Job 41:11), for the Gift of existence itself and a thousand times so for the Gift of Salvation freely imparted through His own sacrifice on our behalf.
A heathen’s heart is an unreal heart. and one which shall never understand itself nor desire to be known for its secret passion, nor ever be able to appreciate a Jewish heart’s gratefulness to God for His Gift of Eternal Covenant Grace, whether understood of the so-called ‘Old’ or ‘New’, but especially in a renewed sense (Jeremiah 31:31-34).
All people, and especially religious people so manipulate the Faith and hearts of the faithful remnant people chosen and elect of HaShem by so endeavoring to disqualify the same with guileful entreaty unforgivable, they quite desperately need forgetfulness and sedation to create a mind-benumbed state of existence unconcerned yet busy as all hell using whatever stage of life available to put on a show of altruistic labors and presumably righteous works rejected from the foundation of the world (Deuteronomy 9:5; Isaiah 57:12; Ezekiel 33:12; Romans 8:33), that they might gloss over the every true intention evil and deceitful as a demon’s heart must to glut upon whenever and in whatsoever manner it may feed upon the gullibility easy to be entreated of the sinless and guileless children of Abraham or his promised seed which is Christ (Mosiah 15:11-14).
Such is a deep mire of trespass never repented of nor aware of and absolutely refuses to be mindful of a need for atonement and reconciliation for sin and sinners wayward and lost. It is otherwise know as the Great Transgression of presumption (Psalm 19:13).
Surviving in hell or fallen creation opposed to the Way has a price which no man can afford but all know too well and have been broken by and shall never escape or be made whole or well again apart from God’s decree (Luke 8:50).
Psalm 42 = Yedid Nefesh!
A believer must be so passionate about his or her need of God, and our striving after reconciliation must be such an all consuming passion we often feel ourselves ‘crucified with Christ’ and burned with the heat of the all-consuming fire of God’s wrath within, so intently living our lives to His Glory, we have little awareness nor care for what the world around us may demand or require of anyone that we don’t really feel a connection or state of being here nor responsibility toward humanity, involved in this world’s current uproar or whatever other descriptive One may fashion for the worldling’s passion and desires wholly alien to a new born heart and soul. Although we are keenly aware of the difference and danger we are constantly threatened by, we also know of a surety we don’t share in a like fate.
2 Corinthians 7:10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
And so we find the world’s demands obnoxious, lacking integrity and representation authoritative and due respect not reciprocated, and the world regards our expectations and faith as completely at odds and alien to itself, which is to say a beast all carnal, devilish and wicked.
The world is a covetous whore endeavoring to prove a point that may never be proved. Its will is fundamentally opposed to holiness and in its heart of hearts it is contrary to all sound judgment and reason, void of heavenly affection.
Deuteronomy 21:15-17; 20-23; Psalm 44:21; Jeremiah 5:30-31; 6:11, 18
Mosiah 15:19 For were it not for the redemption which he hath made for his people, which was prepared from the foundation of the world, I say unto you, were it not for this, all mankind must have perished.
Happy Fifth Night of Hanukkah 28/29 Kislev 5776, may God shine upon your observance!