—Holiness — Self-Sacrifice — Abraham — Martin Luther — Alien Immigration — End Time Survival of the Remnant

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Until true Christians with each breath pray with me, “God send a pestilence!  Send a pestilence on the wicked and on those who hate You and on those who are trying to destroy Christendom” and “Pour out Your Holy Spirit on Your people and convict them of their sins (especially those who think that they don’t sin, because they don’t even know what sin is) and bring them to repentance so that You can hear our prayers and deliver us!”... He is just going to send more evil.

King David, the only man God declared to be a man after the Lord’s Own Heart declared,

“21    Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate Thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against Thee?

22    I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.

23    Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:

24    And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting." (Psalm 139)

 

Why a pestilence...?

Well, if you have not read other of my Ruminations and my recent books, Christendom has become so overpopulated with evil (because we sinned against God and helped the heathen—in violation of His clear Commands—to the point that the heathen have so overgrown their nations, their nations cannot contain them and they want to come and take ours from us).

[Don’t confuse the coming of the heathen with anything “positive” in the Word of God.  They are not coming so that we can “evangelize” them.  They are not coming because they love our God.  They are not coming because they see our God has blessed us and they want the overflow of blessing.  They are coming for the same reason that seagulls follow a fishing vessel (for handouts and whatever they can steal).  They are coming the same reason that a pirate ship follows a merchant or cruise ship.  They are coming for the same reason that vultures follow a dying animal!  They are coming because God said that because of the sins of His people He would send the worst of the heathen to dispossess us.  They are coming because the Dragon / Serpent has spewed forth a flood to drown the woman and her child.  God did not say to attempt to “evangelize” the heathen coming to dispossess us or “witness to” the flood that the Dragon vomits out of His mouth.  Those Bible “teachers” and “leaders” who teach such blasphemy are false prophets and do not understand the Word of God and have polluted minds.  They themselves will be some who die at the very hands of the savages—and they will not be “martyrs”, but they will die as traitors.  Christ never said for us to lay down our lives for the dogs but to seek out the lost sheep.  These pulpit traitors, however, cannot escape God’s pestilence either.  Showing their hypocrisy, they live in ivory towers with body guards, well insulated (just like the politicians) from all the vile heathen they think are so wonderful.  “Be sure your sin will find you out.”  

     However, at some point, if enough of God’s people actually repent, God declares that He will have the earth to help the woman and her child and the earth will receive / swallow up the flood.  God send a pestilence!  The earth, in one way or another, will open up to receive the flood.  

     Understand: This does not mean that God will remove all the heathen, all the perverts, all the wicked, all the antichrists, all those who hate Him, all those who are not His people, His sheep, His plants.  That will not take place until the very end.  However, like stopping a toilet from overflowing, like a pressure-release valve that is in place to prevent an explosion, like the eye of the storm, God will deal with the immediate overflow that threatens us—and then at the end He will even draw those days short lest no flesh of the elect survive.  

     We are God's people (see my Uncovering the Mysteries of Your Hidden Inheritance, God’s Chosen People, and / or Are You An Anti-Semite?).  The “Jews” or “Israelis” are not God’s people; they are actually the Edomite and other Canaanites who replaced the true Israelites over 2,500 years—even as we see the peoples of Christendom being completely replaced by alien peoples before our very eyes!  The Jews are the ones behind this invasion and they brag about it.  The entire world is at war with Christendom.  All these heathen have been killing us slowly in our nations for many decades (and the politicians and the controlled media cover it up and even distort it).  But the heathen are earnest now.  Like sharks, they smell blood in the water.  They are gathering for a feast.  They are sending their soldiers and they come in raping and murdering—and the corrupt politicians pooh-pooh it (from their ivory towers with their armed body guards) as “mere hiccups on the rainbow road to diversity”—and defame the true citizens as “racists” who oppose being raped, murdered, robbed, and displaced.  Such politicians have no right to diversify our nations or give our nations away.  They are guilty of High Treason and are lying traitors.  They deserve to be tried for their cimes and sentenced accordingly.]

Not only are we outnumbered, but our own people have been brainwashed and perverted through the public (and private) schools, churches, media, entertainment, advertising, and government—so much so that the vast majority of our people think white is black and black is white and evil is good and good is evil, and would side with the enemy instead of with us;* and what tiny percentage of our people who are not brainwashed are apathetic, indolent, listless, cowardly, and complacent.  Our people are so incapacitated by delusion and fear because God has sent the delusion and fear because of our sins.  God is culling His herd and will cull out all those who are godless lovers of the world and its filth, and those who refuse to obey God and do what is right.  A pestilence is the only thing that can remove the wicked and leave the righteous untouched because God will be the one who tailor fits and governs the pestilence.  God says he will have the earth help... and receive the flood.  People who die in pestilence drop like flies and the ground absorbs them, the fowl and vermin of the earth eat them and reduce them to poop which the earth absorbs.  God said that He would do it.  Evil is to be removed.  The vessels of wrath are to be destroyed; that is why they were made.  Those raping Christ’s bride and murdering His children and perverting the rest need to be stopped and only God can stop them or they will overtake us a like a tsunami.  A pestilence of worldwide magnitude is what it will take.  It will take something similar to the Black Death, the Bubonic Plague that depopulated all of Europe by 2/3s, as well as millions more in Asia.

[* If Christ was born today and grew and began to teach true Bible Doctrine and what the Word of God really teaches and what God commands, the majority of Christians would crucify Christ again! but they would not wait 33 years—they might even abort Him before He was even born, if Herod discovered that He had been conceived!  It is truly amazing that those who condemn Hitler (and I am not saying that he was a good person) for what they think that he did, are in favor of doing those very things themselves, justifying it in their own minds.  How then are they any better than those whom they villify and demonize?  Christ Himself warned us of what those who think that they are good “Christians” will do to those who hold to the true faith:

“2They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.  3And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor Me” (John 16).]

Now, I have no intrinsic desire for anyone to suffer and die.  I call now the entire world to repent before the One True God—put away your false gods, put away your violence (your violation of everything that God commanded); put away your perversion (perverting everything that God declared to be good), confess and turn from your sins, ask God’s forgiveness, read His Word and live as He commanded.  If you refuse to, then embrace your destiny—for it is coming for you.  Go ahead and blaspheme the true God, the God of Heaven, the true Christian God whom most “Christians” don’t even know.*  God ahead, blaspheme the True God.  Insult Him.  Revile Him.  Insult His Son.  But most importantly, blaspheme God’s Holy Spirit—declare that God’s Holy Spirit is actually the Devil: Satan.  Blasphemy against God’s Holy Spirit is the one sin that God said that He will not forgive.  So make sure you sin the sin that counts!  Now, I would prefer that all repent, but if you are not going to, then fill up the Full Measure of God’s Wrath.

[* Many “Christians” don’t even believe in Hell.  Those that believe it “half-way” think that it is merely a “hot sauna” where people will “sweat off a few sinful pounds” and “dump a few toxins” and then the “new you” will be released to enjoy Heaven.  In fact, the majority of “Christians” not only don’t believe in Hell, they don’t even believe that God exists (though they don’t realize that is what they believe)—if they did, they would fear and obey Him; which they don’t.  They worship a false, world-pleasing god who only chastens people with a feather duster!  They believe in a false god who changes, compromises, abolished His Law, and loves everyone (contradicting what He declared in His Word).  They believe that the god of the New Testament is an entirely different god than the God of the Old Testament; they may not actually realize that is what they believe, but it is.  Tell me, how many of God’s Attributes (Divine Perfections—declarations of Truth that God revealed about His Own Nature) can you remove from the picture of God in your mind, until it is no longer God?  

     Take a digital photo of anyone, open the file in Photoshop (or some similar photo manipulation program), and begin to copy the eyes, nose, ears, lips, chin, foreheaed, hair from a picture of yourself and replace those features on the photo of the other person with your own features or with anyone elses features or—with the features from a dozen different people!  Tell me, how many facial features can you change and that photo still actually, truthfully depict that other person?  If the person whose picture you took (then altered) was arriving at the airport and you sent someone to pick that person up—and gave to the person picking him up that altered photo, will he find that person in the crowd at the airport?  Additionally, if the person arriving is named “Steve” and you told the person picking him up to should for “Carl”, what is the likelihood that he will find the real Steve?  How can you find the real person when you believe in a fake one?  

     How much can medicine be watered down until it no longer has any effect?  

     If you are looking on the beach for diamonds, and you are looking for what people think of when they think of diamonds—that is, the final, cut, faceted, polished diamond shape—you will never find a diamond, even though you may pick some up and throw them away.  

     God is as He declared Himself to be; not as sinful man wants to imagine Him as.  God is Immutable.  That means He does not change.  He is Perfect.  Any change would be to imperfection.  He is Holy.  He is True.  For more-detailed discussion, see my book, Does God Repent? — Can God Change His Mind?

     Those who think that God changed have polluted minds and cannot understand God and they cannot please God because they don’t obey what God commanded because they think that changed too.  Morality never changes.  Rape will never be something wonderful and wholesome (though evil savages believe otherwise).  It is no different with any law that God established: for each law defines morality.  The majority of “Christians” believe in a false religion, worship a false god, and follow a false christ.  Instead of being upset by that indictment, get out the Bible and compare the true God and the real Christ with the photo-shopped image in your mind.]

The psalmist declared in Psalm 91:

“1    He that dwelleth in the Secret Place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

[It is Christ (and the Holy Spirit*) Who ushers the true believer into this Secret Place.  

* Who leads those who are truly converted to walk in obedience to God.  God will not hear the prayers of, or bless or protect those “Christians” who are in sin—who reject His Law: which is the Moral Code by which He commanded us to live throughout all our generations forever.

Revelation 14:12 informs us what constitutes the “patience [or more properly, the perseverance] of the saints”: “they that keep* the Commandments of God, and the Faith of Jesus.”  

* This Greek word tey-REH-o (long o) does not merely mean obey—it means “guard, maintain, preserve”...! 

     Those who hold to and defend sound Doctrine—the faith once delivered.  Anything else is accursed.
Likewise Revelation 12:17 reveals that the Dragon is wroth with that “remnant” (a tiny few who are still left—whom he is trying to destroy) “which keep* the Commandments of God, and have* the Testimony of Christ Jesus”.  

* keep - This is the same Greek word. Have - which means, “hold, possess, use”.

     Understand this: If the Dragon is not wroth with you it is because you are not of God’s remnant.  God promised to preserve a remnant—not of any miscellaneous assortment of people, but of His people.  If Satan can utterly mongrelize the bride of Christ, Christ has no bride to which to return.  If Satan can utterly exterminate or breed out of existence God’s people, then God will have failed—and if God can fail in any one area, then He is not the Perfect, Immutable, Omnipotent God that He claims to be.  Thus, if God fails to preserve a remnant Satan will renew his efforts with hope that he can eventually defeat and overthrow God entirely.  Have no fear of God being unseated—but understand: We are the bargaining chips!  That is why the entire Third World is flooding in to wipe up us out.  It is Satano-genocide.  That is why they are raping and murdering.  That is why the antichrist government mouth pieces (churches, institutions of learning, media, entertainment) are teaching the peoples of Christendom to intermarry and pollute their heritage and destroy it forever—to commit racial suicide!  Again, Christ said that unless God draws those days of Vengeance short no flesh of the elect of His people would survive.  THAT is what it is all about.  THAT is why this is happening.  

     Why are your preachers and Bible “teachers” not teaching this?  Why are the watchmen on the wall of Christendom asleep?  [THIS ONE isn’t.] —because they are in blindness themselves: dumb dogs that cannot bark; or they are co-conspirators and traitors of God who have sold out the flock to the wolves.  Leave them.  REBUKE them.  EXPOSE them on your way out!  Stop supporting them.  Even as those who lie down with dogs shall arise with fleas, those who lie down with the Beast shall arise with the Mark of the Beast.  “Come out of her My people and share not in her plagues!”]

2    I will say of the LORD, He is my Refuge and My Fortress: my God; in Him will I trust.

3    Surely He shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome [ravenous] pestilence.

4    He shall cover thee with His Feathers, and under His Wings shalt thou trust: His Truth shall be thy Shield and Buckler.

[Feathers / wings - even as a mother hen guards her chicks.  Shield - a large defensive barrier of protection.  Buckler - a smaller shield used in an offensive position while going out to engage in combat.]

5    Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

6    Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

7    A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

[They shall fall, not “by” the power of your own hand, but by the pestilence—even as God’s “Messenger”, commonly called “the Angel of Death”, hovered over the land of Egypt and took only those whom God had marked for destruction and touched none of His elect.]

8    Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

9    Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my Refuge, even the Most-High, thy Habitation;

[God is not your Habitation if you only use Him, like a summer house, for a week or two out of the entire year.  God is your Secret Place, your full-time Habitation, if you “walk in the Spirit”, if you “meditate upon His Law day and night” to know what He requires, if you are daily (as a result of reading His Word and searching your own heart by the Holy Spirit through prayer) being transformed more and more into the Image of Christ in which Adam was created.  God is not your Habitation if He is merely a “time share” resort you go to when it is convenient for you.  If that is what He is to you, in your time of need, you will find the doors locked, the locks changed, and your contract cancelled.]

10    There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

11    For He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

12    They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

13    Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

14    Because he [the one who dwells in His Secret Place] hath set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known My Name.

[Knowing His Name is not a passive activity.  Knowing His Name means you fear Him—because you know that He is Holy and Just and must punish sin.  Fearing Him is obeying Him.  Those who don’t keep the Law—which is the only source of morality, the “House Rules” that He gave us and commanded us to keep to 1,000 generations (currently, from Adam to today, it is about 185 generations*) are not of God.  John wrote in his first epistle that those who don’t keep God’s Commandments don’t even know God.  Making up “novel excuses” for why you don’t obey is not an “acceptable alternative” for obedience (there is no acceptable alternative)  Solomon wrote that if we turn our ears from hearing God’s Law that even our prayers will be abominations to God.  Isaiah wrote that our sins have stopped God’s Ears so that He will not hear.  David said that if we regard iniquity in our hearts the Lord will not hear our prayers.  Hosea wrote that if we forgot [abandoned] God’s Law that He would forget [abandon] our children—our children is the next generation of us.  If we have no more children there is no more “us”.  

* See my, Coordinated Chronological Table of the Patriarchs, full-color wall chart.

All this evil that is befalling Christendom is not happening because God is “happy” with us.  What the Apostate Church has to offer is poison.  What deluded Christians have been “trying” (if it can even be called that”)—ain’t working!  Only a fool keeps going onward—ignoring the instructions or directions—when everything is failing and falling apart around him and he does not even recognize where he is going.  Those children raised during chaos and war, with bombed-out buildings and rubble-ladened roads and explosions and gunfire going on all around them, all the time think that is “normal” and “that is how life is” (it is called “Brainwashing” and it is called “Learned Helplessness”).  Likewise, those raised in the past few generations think that all this evil and filth that pervades Christendom is “normal” and that it is “how it is supposed to be” and it is “how it always has been”—but it is NOT.  “Be ye transformed by the renewing of your minds!”]

15    He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

16    With long life will I satisfy him, and show him My Salvation.”

 

How can a “Christian” truly love God if he does not truly hate what God hates?

How can a “Christian” be day by day transformed into the Image of Christ if he does not love what Christ loves and hate what Christ hates?

Christ is not merely a fluffy lamb.  He is returning as a LION.  Lions are not merely regal-looking creatures that pose for pictures.  If you don’t know what lions do, rent a nature special! or the movie Ghost of the Darkness with Val Kilmer and Michael Douglas.  Christ is not only Creator of the world, not only Redeemer of the elect of His people of the world—He is returning to be the JUDGE of this wicked world.

Those who don’t hate evil do not know God.  He commanded us to hate evil.  To not hate evil is to not understand the nature of evil and it is to be as equally utterly ignorant of God’s Holiness.

Visit a cancer ward.  Visit a leper colony.  View pictures of genocide (real pictures, not invented ones) such as what the Bolsheviks did... or what the dark black Ruandans did to nearly a million lighter black Ruandans, or what Africans in all of Africa (or anywhere else they are) do to each other (and the host nation) every day.  Do a google image search for what Mexican drug lords and gangs do.  Visit the infectious disease ward or a ward (or photos) of people with parasites such as “burning dragon” a.k.a. Guinea worm (Dracunculus medinensis).  Visit a morgue, a funeral home, a cemetery.  Tell me, after viewing all such to the point that you no longer have the stomach to look any more, do you hate those things? —well (and hopefully you said “yes”, if not, you can just stop reading, it will just be a waste of your time and you are not worthy of reading any more)... that should be your reaction to ALL sin (everything that God declared to be sin: which never changes) because that is the result of sin!

Read a real description of what scourging and the crucifiction was like (see my Sacred Truth Expository Commentary on John 18-21).  It was 1,000 times more brutal than most people imagine.  Many did not survive the scourging (which was not a mere whipping, but with metal or glass imbedded in ends of each of the straps of the cat-o-nine-tails, the sharp metal or glass stuck into the victim’s flesh and then was ripped back and raked along the flesh literally plowing it open).  When the legs were broken at the end, for those who refused to give up and had not suffocated to death or died of blood loss or stroke, the general thought of the knee caps being broken by a sledge hammer is generally assumed, and while not a pleasant thought, that would have been “merciful” compared to what actually happened.  Picture something more of a mobster with a baseball bat.  The crude Roman soldiers who were often barbarians themselves (often not Romans or even Goths, but whatever alien peoples whom the Roman Empire absorbed and put to work), godless, immoral soldiers simply behaved as most do in a “dog-eat-dog world” and “When in Rome do as the Romans”.  In the “trickle down” paradigm of “the pecking order”, people who are abused by those above them generally abuse those below them.  Thus, often any Roman soldier had opportunity to unleash his malicious revenge on anyone, he relished it.  When the legs were broken, a large club like a baseball bat was used and not merely the knee caps were broken, the sadistic soldier had batting practice and crushed the legs from thigh to shin.  Tell me, do you hate such torture and brutality, such inhumanity? —well that should be your reaction to ALL sin (everything that God declared to be sin: which never changes) because that is the result of sin! and that is the result of your (and my) sin!

God commanded us to HATE evil, not befriend it, not ignore it, not tolerate it.  Until we hate it and ask God to destroy it, He will just give us MORE.  Like a father spanking his child who well deserves it... the strong-willed child refuses to cry out in pain, to show how strong he is, and to exert his stubborn will over the father’s authority; so the father has to keep spanking, and hard, to break the child’s will until he finally cries out.

LIBERALS and GODLESS “Christians” would think that is “cruelty”.  —REALLY?  and what do you call not making certain that your child learns to obey and turns from evil in order to prevent him from becoming a whore-mongering drug addict, thief, rapist, or murderer?  What do you call not preventing him from turning into a corrupt politician who will help to destroy our nation and all of Christendom?  What do you call not preventing him from falling in with the wrong crowd, or leaving him unsupervised where a pedophile might rape him and destroy his mind and soul for the rest of his life?  

The minds of liberals and most “Christians” are PERVERSE.  There is only ONE WAY.  The Way that God commanded.  Everything else is death hidden under the delusion of being “wonderful”.  Christ, the Personification of Wisdom, crieth out to all who will hear (to all whose ears God has opened to enable them to hear):

“But he that sinneth against Me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate Me love death.” (Proverbs 8:36)

You reap what you sow.  Why should God deliver you from what you are willing to tolerate?  How can you truly love God if you are perfectly fine with tolerating a plethora of evil that is destroying Christendom—destroying the lives of our people, destroying the nations that our people founded and which nations were once Christian...?  Why is it that the majority of Christians will not hate evil until it effects them personally? —and even then, they most often learn to “develop a taste for it”, “adapt” to it, and learn to tolerate it still more.  We should hate evil because even if the rapist does not rape (today) someone in my family whom I love and care about, they are raping loved ones in other families of our people.  God says that our people are one body and when one member suffers all should suffer.  Guess what...? —if the rest of the body is suffering and you don’t feel pain, that is a good sign that you are not a part of the body!  Either you never were or God has already amputated you!

Modern Christians know nothing of “sacrifice".  I wrote an entire article on sacrifice a week or so ago.  How many read it?  How many took it to heart?  God no longer requires burnt offerings but that does not mean that He does not require sacrifice.  You are bought with a price (if you are truly His—and if you are His why do you act like you are yours?) and we are to present our lives as a living sacrifice—and how can Christians do that if they don’t obey what God commanded.  Obeying God entails sacrificing your own sinful desires (and delusions about your own sinfulness and the recognition of what sin even is, that is, what you are willing to “recognize” as sin).  How can a “Christian” be obedient if he does not do what God commanded? —if he believes that he does not need to obey?  Whatever is the reason that he believes that he does not need to obey is irrelevant and antichrist: because Christ said that He did not come to destroy the Law and not one letter or the slightest pen stroke would pass aay from the Law.  Morality never changes.  Morality is what God commanded in all things: “Thou shalt not!” and “This shalt thou do!”  What God declared to be sin and abominations will never be acceptable behaviour.  Those who don’t keep God’s Commandments don’t even know God.  If they knew Him they would fear Him and obey.  If they loved Him they would want to please Him and be honorable sons. Corpses don’t have godly desires.  God has never regenerated them.

How can “Christians” present their bodies and lives as living sacrifices when they defile those bodies left and right with utter ill concern doing everything that God forbade?  How can “Christians” present their bodies and lives as living sacrifices when they go about their own business, like planning the itinerary of a vacation, and God is never consulted (or invited)...?  We are not here on a pleasure cruise, we are here as His ambassadors.  How can we represent Him when we don’t obey what He commanded? when we don’t know His Will? when we don’t speak His Words? if we don’t report daily for duty?  How can we love Him if we don’t even share His Mind—have the same thoughts, adopt His Will and Principles and Standards and Law as our own...?  If we don’t love what He loves and if we don’t hate what He hates how can we love Him...?  You cannot love God and mammon.  You cannot love God and the world.  You cannot love God and self / the flesh.  You cannot love God and also love His enemies.  You cannot love God and share the world’s philosophy.  No man can serve two masters and it is TREASON against God to even try.

“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” (James 4:4)

Christ said that we are to love our personal enemies—that is, our own sinful brethren* who mistreat us.  Christ did NOT say that we are to love God’s enemies—those whom He cursed and from whom He commanded us to be separate and to not love, not help, not seek their peace or prosperity forever, not join unto them, not marry, not fellowship with, not bid God speed and if we do we do so then we are partakers with them in their evil (and will thus share in their Judgment); and if we do so we do not even know God and the Truth (Christ, the Holy Spirit) is not in us.  Those who cannot see that Scripture speaks of two entirely different classes of people, using the same words (“world”, “all”, “stranger”, “enemy”) are in profound spiritual blindness and cannot even begin to comprehend the Word of God beyond, “See Moses.  See Moses run.”  It is no different with pronouns (“he”, “she”, “him”, “her”, “them”, etc.)—the words are generic.  Context alone reveals to whom those words apply.  God is not double minded.  He cannot contradict Himself.  Morality never changes.  Right from wrong never changes.  Abominations never change into wholesome behaviour.  God will never tell us to embrace the people whom He forbade us to embrace.  It is not God who is confused.  Those who embrace the world’s ever-changing notions of “morality” are friends of the world and thus, they themselves are the enemies of God; while entertaining the delusion that they are so “spiritual” and that God is “so happy” with them.  But, the delusion will one day have a rude awakening—the mother-of-all collision courses with reality.  Those in this self-righteous delusion shall hear Christ declare, “Depart from Me ye that work iniquity [lawlessness] I never knew you”.  Christ said that there will be MANY who thought that they were doing “wonderful things in His Name” that will hear that devastating denouncement and find themselves cast into unremittant Judgment.  There is no neutrality in the war of God against the world.  There is no neutrality in the war of Good against evil—and those who would fraternize with the enemy, like Esau—abandon the people of God and join with God’s enemies.  God’s enemies will never become God’s Family.  Those who join with God’s enemies exit God’s Family.

[* brethren means “kinsmen”; the Greek word for brethren is adelphos and means, “from the same womb”—God commanded us to be separate and therefore our only brethren, our only neighbors, and the only “strangers” whom we should receive are our own kinsmen.  Those who do otherwise sin against God and cooperate in the destruction of Christendom—help murder God’s children; help those who will rape Christ’s bride.  In Hebrew, the word used for neighbor is #7453 rey-ah, and more properly refers to "nearby kinsmen", literally, the word would mean something like “fellow-sheep”.  This is especially evident in the prophecy of Judgment that God declared on David for his sin with Bathsheba, that another of David’s own house would defile David’s wives—and that one of David’s own house is also referred to as David’s "neighbour": and we know that it was David’s son, Absalom, who did it (II Samuel 22:11).]

Note the sacrifice that Abraham made of Isaac.  What amazing faith!  Abraham knew that God would either stop the sacrifice or He would raise Isaac from the dead.  I discuss this in great detail in my Sacred Truth Expository Commentary on Genesis / Judges (not the entire books of Genesis and Judges, but key chapters), which I wrote 8 years ago, and which paints such a vivid portrait from Abraham to the 12 tribes numerous people have said that it was almost like watching a movie and they understand that portion of history as never before, it also cleared up numerous mysteries.

Isaac was around 25 years old when Abraham was commanded to sacrifice him (despite ignorant artists depictions).  It is antithetical with Isaac symbolizing Christ (who laid His Life down) for Abraham to have overpowered or knocked Isaac out—and Abraham certainly would not have deceived or lied to Isaac!  The only solution is that Abraham explained to Isaac and Isaac submitted!  Yes, he was bound; that was to prevent any thrashing around once pain entered the equation—and the sacrifice was not supposed to be thrashing around in the dirt having fallen off the altar.  The sacrifice is holy because of what it represents.

That is two incredible testimonies to stupendous faith!

About 28 years ago my dad gave me a copy of Here I Stand, A Life of Martin Luther.  He gave me a lot of books.  Unfortunately, I was not the reader that he was and never read the majority of books that he gave me, until recently.  I am not a fast reader, but I absorb what I read and it is woven into the fabric of truth and understanding.  I wish I could read as fast as he did.

[Incidentally, to show you where my dad’s mind was, even when he was about 26 years old, fresh out of medical school and a psychiatrist, he named his firstborn, my older brother “John Martin”.  I asked my dad one time why those names?, since no one in the family, that I knew of, had either name.  

{I had a great uncle named Rob on my dad’s maternal side and a great-uncle Bob on my mom’s paternal side (neither of which I remember—when very young I heard my dad and his brother talking that Uncle Rob had a heart attack and died; I didn’t know what a heart attack was; I imagined a bunch of natives in grass skirts throwing spears at his heart; it didn’t sound too good).  My dad liked Alan Ladd as an actor because he was clean cut, not vulgar, but still a man’s man (at least, the image known of him at the time, and I don’t know anything else that has refuted that image).  It is thus I derived my first and middle name.}

Regardless my dad told me that he named my other brother after John Calvin and Martin Luther.  That’s one of the few times that I have ever been jealous of my older brother; well, I am sure I could think of more if I tried, but none would top that one!]

Regardless, I finally decided to read Here I Stand (after having read some 30 books over the past 8 years that my dad had given to me).  I have about 20 pages left to read.  Part of what I read today inspired me to write what I have today to “share with the class”.  It is a very good book, with only minor flaws.  I have it in stock, Hb. 20.00 + P&H.  I’ve read and reprinted many books on the Reformers and the Reformation, but this book presents many things on Luther in a greater light, in more detail.  Cousin Luther certainly had flaws, all of us do; rising above them by God’s Grace is what counts; and that he did.

Sometimes in his sermons or writings Luther takes a little too much liberty in explaining how a passage or narrative appeared to him in his mind, as if he were the one experiencing it (too much liberty, in that, sometimes he is a bit off in his understanding, a bit too colloquializing at times).  Often there is good insight; there is also at times some false inference.  Regardless, Luther here does a wonderful job explaining Abraham in his 3-day journey to sacrifice Isaac; and indeed, Luther himself imagined that Abraham explained what was to happen and Isaac consented to being tied up.

Here is what Luther had to say (at least, what Bainton excerpts).

 

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