Enemies in Our Gates

Hopefully people are learning that Scripture is always true. Problems happen when those of false religions come to one’s land.

Isaiah 26:10 “Let favor be shown to the wicked, yet he will not learn righteousness. In the land of uprightness he will deal wrongfully, and will not see Yahweh’s majesty.”

The news is full of examples of what happens when a Christian nation invites the wicked to their land. This is being done without requiring them to agree to behave by Yahweh God’s Law as required by Yahweh God’s Law. Foreigners should be required to agree to obey by God’s Law if they want to visit a Christian nation.

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Yahweh’s Special Treasure

Matthew 13:44 “Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like treasure hidden in the field, which a man found, and hid. In his joy, he goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field.”

It is commonly taught that Christ came to save the entire world.

Matthew 15:24 “I have not been sent except to the put away and punished sheep of the house of Israel!”

In Matthew 13:44 Christ is the man who found his peculiar or special treasure hidden in the world. He re-hid His treasure. The identity of his special people is mostly not known even today. Christ then purchased the world with his death. What was the special treasure?

Exodus 19:5 “Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine”.

Deuteronomy 7:6 “For thou art an holy people unto Yahweh thy God: Yahweh thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.”

Deuteronomy 14:2 “For thou art an holy people unto Yahweh thy God, and Yahweh hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.”

Deuteronomy 26:18  “And Yahweh hath avouched thee this day to be his peculiar people, as he hath promised thee, and that thou should keep all his commandments”.

Psalm 135:4 “For Yah hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.”

Titus 2:14 “Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.”

1 Peter 2:9 “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light”.

The special treasure is still hidden in the world and because of an impostor many are deceived as to who is the special kingdom of heaven treasure of Yahweh.

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Cain Killed by Accident

Lamech is mentioned in Genesis 4:19-24. Lamech is a very misunderstood man.

Genesis 4:23-24 “And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt. If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.”

We learn from an extra Biblical source a little more about what happened.

Jasher 2:26-31 And Lamech was old and advanced in years, and his eyes were dim that he could not see, and Tubal Cain, his son, was leading him and it was one day that Lamech went into the field and Tubal Cain his son was with him, and whilst they were walking in the field, Cain the son of Adam advanced towards them; for Lamech was very old and could not see much, and Tubal Cain his son was very young. And Tubal Cain told his father to draw his bow, and with the arrows he smote Cain, who was yet far off, and he slew him, for he appeared to them to be an animal. And the arrows entered Cain’s body although he was distant from them, and he fell to the ground and died. And the Lord requited Cain’s evil according to his wickedness, which he had done to his brother Abel, according to the word of the Lord which he had spoken. And it came to pass when Cain had died, that Lamech and Tubal went to see the animal which they had slain, and they saw, and behold Cain their grandfather was fallen dead upon the earth. And Lamech was very much grieved at having done this, and in clapping his hands together he struck his son and caused his death.

Lamech’s wives separated from him because of this, but they later returned to him at the advice of Adam.

Many disregard this source because it isn’t scripture. They are correct it is not scripture, but it is information. Those same people who reject this will pick up any number of other various sources and have no problem believing what they print. They are also not scripture. Perhaps we should consider that God has preserved the Book of Jasher for our benefit? What other book can you think of that we have that scripture tells us to look at?

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Only Separated

Malachi 2:14-16 “Yet you say, ‘Why?’ Because Yahweh has been witness between you and the wife of your youth, against whom you have dealt treacherously, though she is your companion, and the wife of your covenant. Did he not make you one, although he had the residue of the Spirit? Why one? He sought godly offspring. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let no one deal treacherously against the wife of his youth. For I hate the putting away (separation, shalach H7971)”, says Yahweh, the God of Israel, “and him who covers his garment with violence!” says Yahweh of Armies. “Therefore take heed to your spirit, that you don’t deal treacherously.”

Verses 14-16 are about men who kicked out a wife without cause refusing to give her a bill of divorcement so that she could continue coverature under another man. This was violence and evil in the sight of Yahweh. The man and his wife were only separated, not divorced. The word divorce is not found in the Hebrew text. This verse is not about divorce.

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Another Clue

Similar to the clue in Romans 9:24-25, here is another clue in Romans 2.

Romans 2:14-15a “(for when Gentiles who don’t have the law do by nature the things of the law, these, not having the law, are a law to themselves, in that they show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience testifying with them”.

Here are some people called “Gentiles”, but they have the Law written on the heart. Based on Jeremiah 31:31-33 and Hebrews 8:8-10 those “Gentiles” must be Israelites of the dispersion, the ten tribes. Once one realizes the correct meanings for words like Jew and Gentile, many clues given to us in scripture are understood.

The word Gentile does not mean non-Jew. The Greek ethnos is nation/race. Ethnos is sometimes translated as Gentile. Gentile is the Latin word for nation/kin. Nation would have been the best translation for ethnos. However, nation has sort of lost it’s meaning today. A nation, by definition, is a group of people of the same kin or race. They are a related people. Once more than one race of people try to live in the same land, the word nation does not really apply.

When one sees the word Gentile in scripture it is necessary to discover who is being discussed. Context and a knowledge of the history of the peoples who are mentioned in the new testament is helpful.

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Clues in Scripture

Scripture is full of clues that can be fun to find. Here is one.

Romans 9:24-25 “us, whom he also called, not from the Judeans only, but also from the Gentiles? As he says also in Hosea, “I will call them ‘my people,’ which were not my people; and her ‘beloved,’ who was not beloved.”

So here Paul tells us that some “Gentiles” will be “my people” and “beloved”. He sends us back to Hosea to find out who are these Gentiles. Read chapter one of Hosea. These Gentiles are the ten northern tribes of Israel who were divorced by God and sent into exile. They were never to return to the land of Israel, but they would return to God. Notice the wording and the promises at the end of the chapter. The appointed head is Christ. History records that they did return to God upon hearing the Gospel. Our God does not break promises nor give them to “other people”.

Hosea 1:10-11 “Yet the number of the children of Israel will be as the sand of the sea, which can’t be measured or counted; and it will come to pass that, in the place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’ they will be called ‘sons of the living God.’ The children of Judah and the children of Israel will be gathered together, and they will appoint themselves one head, and will go up from the land; for great will be the day of Jezreel.”

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Not so Harmless

Here is another instance of poor translation.

Philippians 2:15 “that you may be blameless and harmless, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation…”.

Based on the Greek “harmless” should be “unmixed”. How did they get harmless from unmixed? Also the word generation in the Greek has the root word “kin”. This is where we get the word genetics. A more accurate translation for the verse:

“that you may be blameless and unmixed, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse race, among whom you are seen as lights in society”.

This is not a one time mention of mixed people in the new testament. It is mentioned quite a bit in the old testament. It is a violation of Thou Shall not commit adultery. This is not politically correct. It is exactly as prophesied. The world views scripture as evil.

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The Kingdom will be Restored to Israel

After Christ’s resurrection from the dead Acts 1:3 says,

“appearing to them over a period of forty days, and speaking about God’s Kingdom.”

In response to this teaching about the kingdom in verse 6 the disciples asked,

“Lord, are you now restoring the kingdom to Israel?”

Some preachers teach that after 40 days teaching the disciples still didn’t understand, but that is not true. Christ did not rebuke their question. In verse 7 Christ

“said to them, “It isn’t for you to know…”

The kingdom will be restored to true Israel in the future.

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Wolves, Witches and Even Ogres are the Bad Guys.

We live in an upside down world. This was emphasized when we started seeing cartoon movies that made the bad guys into funny, cute or misunderstood characters.

Jeremiah 13:23 “Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may you also do good, who are accustomed to do evil.”

Many of the old tales were stories of Lost Israel being rescued by the Prince. Those who are wolves or witches wish to dominate Israel. In the stories they are destroyed by the Prince rescuing Christian Israel.

Whenever one encounters someone who doesn’t understand Jeremiah 13:23 it is a good idea to have them read Romans chapters 8 and 9.

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Hell is Cold

Several people posted a picture to Facebook that declared a few things that do not match actual scripture. So I modified it a bit.

“We need teachers who preach that hell is the grave, heaven is the abode of God, that sin in scripture has never changed, some things churches teach as sin never were and some things churches teach as righteous are sin, that the whole Bible is God’s word, but the English translations do not always faithfully show it or its unity, and that Jesus is the only way of salvation even though many churches teach another path for some people. We need preachers who preach what the Bible actually teaches rather political correctness or church doctrine.”

It is not as nice and concise and clever, but it is more truthful than the original post.

So hell is not hot. We are not going to spend eternity in heaven, but rather on a new or renewed earth. Yes sin is still sin. Unfortunately the churches threw away God’s Law and added a few of their own laws. They did get it right with the Bible being God’s word and Jesus as the only way to salvation.

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