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BE STILL, THEN YOU CAN HEAR !!!!![Part 3]

SCRIPTURE 1Ki 19:11-12                                                                                                                           August, 2008

And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind
rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

SUBJECT BE STILL, THEN YOU CAN HEAR !!!!![Part 3]

Last month, when I left off, I was describing the conditions of society, and how we got there.

And it all started when the public schools, started to eliminate any recognition of God, by teaching the 'theory of evolution', and then removing prayer.

Even though the 'theory evolution' was the first change to be made, it didn't have as much of an impact as the removal of prayer did. That is why I listed it as the first major problem our society has.

God, speaking to us through the bible, tells us, John 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. He is letting us know that there is not one single thing that we can do, apart from Him. We can't get up in the morning, we can't breathe, we can't watch over ourselves while we sleep, and we certainly can't prosper, without His guidance.

But yet, we want to send our kids to schools that not only deny Him, but actually wage war against Him.

What is the result of this foolishness??

Just look around you.

The kids that were in the public schools, after the removal of prayer, are now parents, and grandparents, and if you take a serious look at their beliefs, they are totally oblivious to just what is right, and wrong.

They see everything through the eyes of their own wisdom, which essentially says, 'All of these [threats] about God's judgment coming on us, because we are sinners, is really overstated, because no one is perfect. Therefore those that preach such things are going to hell as well because they aren't perfect.'

So what do they do??

They ignore anything that tells them different. And that is a lot of ignoring.

Their refusing to stop, and think about anything that challenges their [intelligence]. It's a sign of their own foolish thinking, that has been passed on to their children, and their children's children, and you can see the result of it running the streets everyday.

It's God speaking to us, telling us to, 'Rom 12:2 And be not conformed to [the intelligence of, or think like] this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.'

Thinking like God says we should think, will make us look absolutely foolish to the carnal [worldly] mind, which goes to show you just where this world is heading.

People that like to use the idea that no one is perfect, need to consider this, GOD USES IMPERFECT PEOPLE, TO DELIVER HIS PERFECT MESSAGE!!!' He does so, because no one is perfect, but He expects us to strive to be perfect. Remember what Jesus told us, 'Mat 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.'

The only way, you, or I, are going to get in to Heaven, is if we are perfect, in God's eyes.

People that use the 'nobody is perfect' response to someone that challenges their behavior, are really trying to hide themselves in the ignorance that, in the end will condemn them to hell, both in this life, and in eternity. And what is worse, is the fact that they are sending their kids, and their kids, kids down that same path.

Now, when I talk about being still, so that you can hear God, I am not talking only about your being too busy to hear Him, but moreso, not being willing to hear Him, or His word, or even read it.

I would be willing to say, that over 90 percent of the households in this nation, have at least 1 bible in them. And I would dare say, it sits in a prominent location (meaning, if one wanted to read it, they know exactly where to go find it. Yet, out of those same households, only about 10 percent of the people in them, ever read it.

Why??

Because they claim that they can't understand it, or they don't want to read it because they are afraid of what they may find out about themselves. Well, with the first excuse, that is moot, because there are many translations that are written in plain English, so they are easy to understand. As far as the second excuse, that is about the same thing as being afraid of going to the doctor, because of what he/she, may tell you about your health. And that my friend, is a dangerous choice.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to look around and see the condition of this nation, as far as its morality, and other critical issues. But, when it comes to finding solutions to them, a Harvard degree, won't even come close. Why? Because the solutions to these problems, rests in that book, that you have sitting on the coffee table, or on the mantle, or even on the dashboard of your car.

When one takes the time, to endeavor to read the bible, or listen to what someone is saying positively about it, [you would be surprised how many are eager to listen to someone speaking negatively about it], God will begin to show them things that, to the average, or even the above average person [intellectually speaking], will make no sense at all. And the reason for this, is because it is too simple.

Example.

We spend billions of dollars a month, trying to find cures for all sorts of diseases, afflictions, and conditions that plague humanity, when the solution is staring most of us right in the face. That solution is, the Word of God.

When He said, 'Without Me, you can do nothing', that means, you can't find cures for anything, even when they are sitting right in front of you, without His help. You will just continue to suffer, and be destroyed. And that goes for your children as well. All because you are too busy, or don't want to hear it.

Then, when you find yourself in a mess, you call out to Him, and He sends someone to you to tell you what you need to hear, but your response is, 'Talk to the hand!!'

It is not, as I mentioned earlier, the fact that God doesn't speak to us anymore, as much as it is, we don't want to hear Him. Have you ever noticed how many times you see the phrase in the bible, 'He that hath an ear to hear, let him hear'? It is in there for a reason. And that is to let us know, that He is speaking to us, and all we have to do, is be willing to hear what He has to say.

As I mentioned in part 1, now that I am retired, and spend most of my time at home, with a lot of free time, God just bombards me with things, that show me the dangers, and pitfalls that are in our paths, that not many Christians are willing to see.

For one, we have an upcoming election, which is monumental, because, for the first time, an African American man, is positioned to be the first of his kind, to run as a legitimate candidate for president. And blacks all over this nation, and around the world, are just giddy about it. Everyone is talking about what this would mean if he wins the presidency. They are saying, this would show that we have turned to corner as it pertains to the specter of America being racist, and not allowing a black person to achieve the highest office in the land.

And while I would agree with some of that, God has shown me something that not many are willing to see, let alone hear about, and that is that absolute danger of what would happen if this man wins.

The danger, comes, not from the man himself, but rather from what the ramifications of his election will mean, as far as the path this nation will take.

Here is what I mean.

Barack Obama, is running on a platform of 'change.' He is running on the notion that a 'change' in Washington, will help this nation be what it is supposed to be, and that is a light to the rest of the world. He is running on, putting this nation in the position of being liked, by the rest of the world. He is running on ending the war in Iraq. And there are other things that I don't have the space to mention. But, needless to say, multitudes of people from both parties, are really behind what this man is saying, as well as most church folk.

The problem is, for one, Obama can't do anything, without God's help, and, the last time I checked, Jesus said, that what is happening in the world today, is part of God's plan, ushering in, the second coming of Christ. 2Tim3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2Tim 3:2-5 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. And, Mat 24:6-13 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

So, all of these 'wars, famines, floods, spreading of diseases, poverty, people losing their jobs', and such, are just the signs of the times. And they are not going to change, regardless of who, gets in office.

Next, being liked by the rest of the world, means, compromising on some things that, as a Christian, neither I, or anybody else, that names the name of Christ, should do.

The majority of the Democratic party, especially the leadership, supports, and is supported by the most extreme groups that are as Antichrist, as you can find. That means they openly are at war with God. Now, while Obama may not hold many of their views, the candidates for congress, and Senate, do. And since most voters, voting for Obama, will probably vote a straight ticket, meaning that since he is a Democrat, all of the candidates on the Democratic ticket, will benefit from his being elected. They will be riding his coat tails, right in to office.

And what you will have, is a government, more at war with God, than you do now. And what do you think God's response to this will be??

Do you remember the Carter years 1976-1980??

T
hat was the last time that the Democrats had total control over Washington. Back then, any piece of legislation they wanted passed, they could do it. That is because there weren't enough Republicans to stop anything they wanted to do. And you know where that got us. Hundreds of thousands of jobs lost, because of legislation requiring automakers install emissions control devices on their cars, which effectively destroyed the industry.

Over 90 percent of the problems we have today, jobs going overseas, gas at $4.00+ per gallon, people losing their homes and such, are a direct result of the legislation they passed back then, that is kicking in today.

Republicans have been able to thwart a lot of other things they want to do. But, their numbers are dwindling.

If Obama gets elected, and a new crop of Democrats get in, and they get complete control again, then we are all in for a rough ride. Because, if Obama sees some legislation that he doesn't like, and vetoes it, then these Democrats will have enough votes to override his veto.

You need to know that the Democrats are about raising taxes on business, which will ultimately lead to layoffs and plant closures, just like their global warming stance.

You may not like it, but an Obama victory, will mean disaster for all of us.

More, next month. *****************************************************************************************

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