God’s Will For You

God’s Will For You

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 KJV “Rejoice evermore. [17] PRAY WITHOUT CEASING. [18] In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

We just read God’s will for us all. Let’s be honest, doing what the passage above says can be a challenge. With all the fear mongering in our worldly media it can be tough. We can forget to REJOICE ALWAYS, to PRAY WITHOUT CEASING, and to GIVE THANKS IN EVERYTHING.

Though Jesus tells us to be watchful we must be careful not to watch what the other side is doing so much that it depresses us. I have to admit I recently made that mistake. It’s so easy to get sucked into the alternative or mainstream news media. There’s always something wickedly weird going on. But we must fight to keep our joy always, make time to pray always, and remember to give thanks in everything. We must keep our eyes on Jesus more than this world’s latest freak show. Anything that hinders keeping our eyes on Christ must be eradicated; pulled up by the roots, and burned.

PRAY ALWAYS

Luke 21:36 KJV “Watch ye therefore, and PRAY ALWAYS, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.”

After describing the many evils that would come to pass in the last days Jesus encouraged His disciples to PRAY ALWAYS that they may be counted worthy to escape all the terrible things that would come on the earth. Again, if we’re always watching the news even to see how Bible prophecy is being fulfilled, but we’re not always earnestly praying, that’s not good. We must spend more time in prayer.

Recently I prayed to God asking him why I was feeling so down. He revealed to me I was doing too much watching (YouTube videos etcetera) and not enough praying. What we take into our eyes and ears through TV, videos, etcetera really affects us. We must be careful that what we deem as good doesn’t become bad. Think about it, what would benefit us more, spending much time watching what the evil one and his team are doing? Or spending more time in prayer with God? If we choose the latter we will feel a whole lot better. Over-watching everything can be so depressing. Moderation is definitely encouraged here. Knowing everything in the news is not what will make us escape what is coming. But having a good relationship with God through prayer is our safety net.

Proverbs 18:10 KJV “The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.”

‘I AM ABOUT TO UPROOT’

Jeremiah 45:4-5 KJV “Thus shalt thou say unto him, The Lord saith thus; Behold, that which I have built will I break down, and that which I have planted I will pluck up, even this whole land. [5] And seekest thou great things for thyself? seek them not: for, behold, I will bring evil upon all flesh, saith the Lord: but thy life will I give unto thee for a prey in all places whither thou goest.”

These words above were spoken under inspiration of the Holy Spirit by Jeremiah to his assistant Baruch. At a certain point in Jeremiah’s ministry Baruch wrote down in a scroll the words of God as he heard them from Jeremiah’s mouth. He also read these words in the presence of all the people. When the scroll was read to king Jehoiakim he burned it. He also ordered that Jeremiah and Baruch be arrested. But they could not be found because the Lord hid them. Why was the king so furious at the words in the scroll? Because they prophesied doom for his kingdom. God decreed that the whole land would be destroyed by king Nebuchadnezzar the king of of Babylon because of the Jews constant unfaithfulness to Him.

Do you see a parallel in our world today? The Bible says:

Psalm 9:17 KJV “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.”

The nation that forgets God will perish! It’s happened all throughout history. Kingdoms come and kingdoms go. No matter where you live on earth today it is apparent that we are living in a time similar to Jeremiah’s. There is wickedness and chaos everywhere! The whole world is falling apart. They’re trying to hold it all together by selling the masses a fake peace and security where we all come together as one. But as Jehu told Jezebel’s son king Joram:

2 Kings 9:22 NLT “How can there be peace as long as the idolatry and witchcraft of your mother, Jezebel, are all around us?”

Our world is steeped in idolatry and witchcraft! (1 Samuel 15:23)

The Jezebel spirit permeates the world. There can be no real peace as long as this exist. It’s all a facade. Hence God is about to destroy all who hate Him and love this filthy world! Then there will be true peace and security. The only way to avoid God’s judgment is to individually repent. Some of us have. But the world has a way of still tugging at us. Hence, God’s question to Baruch in Jeremiah 45:5 can be posed to us:

Jeremiah 45:5 MEV “But are you seeking great things for yourself? Do not seek them. For I will bring disaster upon all flesh, says the Lord, but I will give your life to you as booty in all the places where you go.”

God is saying to us, “Wake up!” just as He told Baruch. Though he wrote down and even read all the words in the scroll to the people Baruch was distracted. The judgments of God depressed him so much that he couldn’t rest. Some of us feel the same way today. Jeremiah told Baruch:

Jeremiah 45:2-5 MEV “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, to you, O Baruch: You said, “Alas, WOE IS ME! For THE LORD HAS ADDED GRIEF TO MY SORROW. I fainted in my sighing, and I FIND NO REST.” Thus you shall say to him, “Thus says the Lord: That which I have built I will break down, and that which I have planted I will pluck up, even this whole land. But are you seeking great things for yourself? Do not seek them. For I will bring disaster upon all flesh, says the Lord, but I will give your life to you as booty in all the places where you go.”

God got to the root of Baruch’s problem and encouraged him to repent. Baruch was seeking great things for himself. He did not want life as he knew it to come to an end. This is why it was so hard for him to accept what God was about to do to the nation. His whole world was falling apart. There was something great that Baruch was seeking. And now was not the time to be searching for it God said. God’s plan to bring destruction on the whole land must have looked to Baruch like his goal would never be attained. But God was lovingly telling him to, ‘Let it go, this is all about to be destroyed. But you will escape with your life!’ God did not want what happened to Lot’s wife to happen to Baruch.

Luke 17:32 NIV “Remember Lot’s wife!”

Do we hear God lovingly telling us to, “Let it go,” because He’s about to bring destruction on the whole land? Has God added grief to our sorrow?’ Just when we’re about to accomplish this or that, does it look like it’s all about to come to an end?

BE ENCOURAGED

What God has decreed must take place. God would not be a righteous God and a God of justice if He did not bring this wicked world to an end. And like king Jehoiakim the rulers and peoples of this world system have burned God’s words. They want nothing to do with God. They have outlawed God’s words in one country after another. Last I checked the Bible and Christianity was banned in over 52 countries. And right now in the United States in the state of California they are trying to get a law passed that would ban the Bible as hate speech. Oh yeah, imagine what happens next. Idolatry and witchcraft is EVERYWHERE! Just as it was in Jeremiah’s day. Do you think that America and all the other nations will be immune from God’s punishment?

Let’s accept the counsel that God gave to Baruch: “STOP SEEKING GREAT THINGS FOR YOURSELF! SEEK THEM NOT!” You don’t have to go down with this world. God promised Baruch (and he promises us too) that he would escape with his life as a reward. But that did not mean he would be immune from all hardship while his nation was being destroyed. Think about it.

Proverbs 14:32 KJV “The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.”

Instead of seeking great things for ourselves in this world let’s follow the counsel below:

Matthew 6:33 KJV “But SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

1 John 2:15-17 KJV “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. [16] For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. [17] And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.”

Also remember:

Luke 21:36 KJV “Watch ye therefore, and PRAY ALWAYS, that YE MAY BE ACCOUNTED WORTHY TO ESCAPE all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.”

Fall out of love with this world. It’s going down!

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Is The New World Order New?

Is The New World Order New?

Revelation 17:8 KJV “THE BEAST that thou sawest WAS, and is not; and SHALL ASCEND OUT OF THE BOTTOMLESS PIT, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they BEHOLD THE BEAST THAT WAS, and is not, AND YET IS.”

In the Bible book of Daniel the angel of the Lord explains to Daniel that beasts are kingdoms or governments. (Daniel 7:23) In the passage above the angel of the Lord explains to John that a particular beast or government system will return that was once here before (“the beast that was”). This would take place in the time of the end. The time we’re living in right now.

YOU DON’T HEAR MUCH ABOUT …

Why do we not hear much about mankind’s history before the flood of Noah’s day? One reason is that would be admitting there was actually a flood. And that would make some believe that the Bible is right, which is counter productive to those who control the world. But have you ever asked yourself what kind of government or kingdom ruled the world back then? The Bible has the answer:

Genesis 6:1-5 KJV “And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, [2] That the sons of God [spirit beings] saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. [3] And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. [4] There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. [5] And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”

No wonder they hide all the giant’s skeletons and bones they find all over the earth. Some of these skeletal remains are taller than trees. Some group doesn’t want us to know about the time period when giant Nephilim hybrids roamed the earth and ruled it mercilessly. This ancient world order is referred to by some as The Golden Age, or the antediluvian period, when the angels, “the sons of God,” rebelled and left heaven in order to mingle (have sex) with women on earth, creating their own crossbred offspring. These were the bully tyrants, the mighty men of renown (celebrities), the rulers of old. Merriam Webster’s definition of, “Golden Age,” is: “a period of great happiness, prosperity, and achievement.” Oh there were many achievements that took place but it was everything but peaceful and happy. As God said, “And God saw that THE WICKEDNESS OF MAN WAS GREAT in the earth, and that EVERY IMAGINATION of the THOUGHTS OF HIS HEART WAS ONLY EVIL CONTINUALLY.” (Genesis 6:5 KJV) Do you see any similarities with that world and ours today?

Imagine living in a world ruled by fallen angels and their hybrid offspring. Imagine being a hybrid: part angel, part human? The advantages you would have over the average human being would be staggering! You could systematically wipe out all normal human beings! Hmmmmmmm, is that going on today? 🤔

According to the Bible manipulation of human DNA is nothing new. It happened thousands of years ago in Noah’s day. Now it’s back again in everything from cloning to creating designer babies. Hmmmmmmm,🤔 could this also be what Jesus was talking about when He said:

Matthew 24:37-39 NIV “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. [38] For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; [39] and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.”

PYRAMIDS DEBUNKED

It’s been proven that the pyramids were not built by the Egyptians, and they were not tombs of the Pharaohs. Need proof? Just do a little research on the subject. Did you know that these megaliths have been discovered all over the world, not just in Egypt. It’s been reported by achaeologist and others that THOUSANDS, yes THOUSANDS of pyramids have been found worldwide; from Asia, to Europe, to Africa, the Americas, etcetera. Who knows how many more there are? What else is of interest is they are eerily constructed in a similar way. Most are perplexed as to how they were built. The greatest architects and engineers can’t figure this out. What else is strange is they all have evidence of being fully submerged under water. Hmmmmmmm,🤔 this proves they were all built and existed around the same time period; the period before the flood of Noah’s day, the period fallen angels and their hybrid offspring controlled the whole earth. How else could thousands of pyramids worldwide experience total water submersion? And the fact that there are so many of them in so many places (WORLDWIDE) proves these pyramids were all part of a world governing system of sorts. There is definitely a universal connection here.

As you look deeper into how the pyramids were built and the materials that were used to make them you will find they were perfect for conducting wireless electricity. That’s right, wireless energy such as we have today! The pyramids were far from tombs of dead Pharaohs. Do your research.😀

THERE’S NOTHING NEW

The new world order or the one world government system ruled by rebellious angels and their hybrid children (some call them aliens) is nothing new. It was here before in Noah’s day:

Ecclesiastes 1:9 NIV “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.”

Ecclesiastes 3:15 KJV “That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.”

If you think all of this is too far fetched or it sounds like something out of a Hollywood movie remember this; the Bible was written way before Hollywood existed. Also remember these next texts that were written thousands of years ago that said something similar would happen in the time of the end just as in Noah’s day:

Revelation 12:9 KJV “And the great DRAGON WAS CAST OUT, that old serpent, CALLED THE DEVIL, and SATAN, which DECEIVETH THE WHOLE WORLD: he WAS CAST OUT INTO THE EARTH, and HIS ANGELS WERE CAST OUT WITH HIM.”😱

Fallen angels and their leader Satan are here on earth again today. And concerning the last government system to rule the world before the end of time the Bible says:

Daniel 2:43 KJV “And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, THEY SHALL MINGLE THEMSELVES WITH THE SEED [or offspring] OF MEN.”😱

Wasn’t that done in Noah’s day? Truly there is nothing new under the sun.

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The Stronger Serve The Weaker

The Stronger Serve The Weaker

Mark 10:44-45 KJV “And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. [45] For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.”

God’s kingdom is totally different from the kingdom of darkness that rules the kingdoms of this world. In this world the weaker serve the stronger. But in God’s kingdom the stronger serve the weaker. The Bible says God made mankind lower than angels. (Psalm 8:4-5) Yet angels serve us:

Hebrews 1:14 AMP “Are not all the angels ministering spirits sent out [by God] to serve (accompany, protect) those who will inherit salvation? [Of course they are!]”

See how God guides and protects us with His angels?

In marriage God says the woman is the weaker vessel. Yet the husband is to honor and serve his wife, so that his prayers will not be hidered:

1 Peter 3:7 KJV “Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.”

Ephesians 5:25-33 KJV “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; [26] That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, [27] That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. [28] So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. [29] For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: [30] For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. [31] For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. [32] This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. [33] Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.”

Wow! Look at how things go in God’s kingdom. The husband is to be a respectful, loving, self-sacrificing servant to his wife. Just like Christ is to His church. Husbands are to love their wives as they love themselves. Christ gave His life for the church. A husband must be armed with the same attitude regarding his wife. Christ washes and sanctifies the church with the word of God. A husband must do the same for his wife. Christ is patient with the church. Husbands must be with their wives. Christ cares for all of the churches physical, spiritual, and emotional needs. HUSBANDS MUST DO THE SAME for their wives. The husband is head of his wife just as Christ is head of the church. (Ephesians 5:23) But in God’s kingdom being the head means being the biggest servant.😁 It does not mean you’re the boss. That’s how Satan’s kingdom operates. Husbands, treat your wives the way God says or your prayers will be hindered (you will lose fellowship with God). If need be repent. Earnestly ask God to help you serve your wife the same way Christ serves the church.

Elders also are servants of the church. But in Satan’s kingdom (that is in phony churches) the church serves the Pastor. Not so in God’s kingdom:

1 Peter 5:2‭-‬4 MEV “Shepherd the flock of God that is among you, take care of them, not by constraint, but willingly, not for dishonest gain, but eagerly. Do not Lord over those in your charge, but be examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive a crown of glory that will not fade away.”

Matthew 20:25-26 BSB “But Jesus called them aside and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their superiors exercise authority over them. 26 It shall not be this way among you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant.”

There it is again. Those in positions of authority in God’s kingdom serve in His church and elsewhere. They are examples to others. Pastors, Apostles, Teachers, Evangelist, and Prophets care for God’s church. They serve willingly. Not under compulsion. Not for money. They are not Lords and demigods over others. That’s how Satan’s kingdom operates.

THE GREATEST EXAMPLE

Who has more authority than God? No one. Yet God is the greatest servant of all! He serves all of mankind! Even His enemies. Everything exists and keeps on working because of Him. The sun continues to shine, the rains continue to come, the seasons change, night and day appear, life, breath, and air, etcetera, are all because of God. God has given mankind everything he needs not only to survive but also for his enjoyment. But greedy men, those who Lord over others, hoard and squander God’s gifts to us all. And although these men seem to be doing all they can to destroy the earth it still keeps on working. God is such a great servant he serves even these scoundrels too:

Matthew 5:43-48 NLT “You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. [44] But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! [45] In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. [46] If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. [47] If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? Even pagans do that. [48] But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.”

Isn’t God awesome?😁 No one on will have an excuse on judgment day. God is righteous. How can you argue with someone in court who continued to show you love and do good towards you even though you hated Him all of your life? God is indeed the righteous judge and the greatest servant of all!!!

In conclusion as I ponder how God’s kingdom works (the stronger serving the weaker) I think about Satan who was once called Lucifer in heaven. He lost everything. He lost his mind, his reputation, his home, his high position with God, eternity, he lost it all. The Bible says he was a Cherub. Cherubs are the highest ranking angels in heaven. As such Lucifer would have had to be a bigger servant. But somewhere along the lines this was no longer a good idea to him, and he sinned. Instead of serving he wanted to be served. He even thought he could become as high as God. He exalted himself. This caused him to fall. And many other angels followed him to their doom as well. This is why the world operates in the same spirit of self-exaltation. (Revelation 12:9) The god of this world is Satan formerly know as the fallen angel Lucifer.

Those of us who are children of light let us follow our great example:

Philippians 2:2-11 KJV “Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. [3] Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. [4] Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. [5] Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: [6] Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: [7] But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: [8] And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. [9] Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: [10] That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; [11] And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

Matthew 23:12 NIV “For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

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“I’m Blessed?”

I’m Blessed

Matthew 5:10-12 NIV “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. [11] “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. [12] Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

How often do we hear people today say, “I’m blessed?” Are they being persecuted (pursued) for righteousness sake? Are they being insulted for the name of Jesus? Do people say all kinds of evil against them for believing in Christ? Jesus said this is what being blessed means. Wouldn’t Jesus know more about blessings than us? There are many reasons why people feel, “blessed.” We will discuss a few.

“I’M BLESSED I WOKE UP THIS MORNING”

Ask enough people, “How are you doing?” and it won’t be long before you hear, “I’m blessed, I woke up this morning.” I would have to agree that waking up in the morning can be a blessing, but is that what it means to BE BLESSED? It can’t be because a lot of cursed people woke up this morning too. Here’s proof:

Jeremiah 17:5 NIV “This is what the Lord says: “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the Lord.”

Proverbs 17:13 GW “Whoever pays back evil for good–evil will never leave his home.”

Proverbs 24:24-25 KJV “He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him: [25] But to them that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them.”

Isaiah 5:20-24 KJV “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! [21] Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! [22] Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: [23] Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him! [24] Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the Lord of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.”

Many of these people woke up this morning too. And they are all cursed! They’re not blessed. People who, “cast away,” (do away with) the law of the Lord (God’s word) are cursed.” People who call evil good and good evil are cursed. People who justify wicked people for unjust profits are cursed. People who trust in man for strength are cursed. People who return evil for good are cursed. People who call wicked people righteous are cursed. People who are wise in their own eyes are cursed. People who are drunkards are cursed, etcetera. Many of these people woke up this morning too. So just waking up in the morning is not the definition of what it means to blessed.

The Devil loves religious cliches like, “I’m blessed, I woke up this morning,” because these kinds of sayings blind people from the truth. You are only blessed if you are a true follower of Jesus Christ, which will bring persecution for His name. Waking up in the morning doesn’t give you automatic, “Blessed,” status with God. In fact if you are truly serving Jesus Christ your most blessed day will be when you don’t wake up anymore. Because then you will be with Him in heaven forever!😂

Philippians 1:21 NLT “For to me, living means living for Christ, and dying is even better.”

Ecclesiastes 7:1 NLT “A good reputation is more valuable than costly perfume. And the day you die is better than the day you are born.”

John 11:25 KJV “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.”

“I GOT MONEY, I’M BLESSED”

Athough waking up in the morning and having money can be blessings these are not the definitions of what it means to BE BLESSED. Need proof on this regarding money? Read below:

James 5:1-6 NIV “Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. [2] Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. [3] Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. [4] Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. [5] You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter. [6] You have condemned and murdered the innocent one, who was not opposing you.”

WOW! Most people believe once they become rich they’ve got it made. But God says, “Woe,” to many rich people because they are cursed. They practice injustice and are greedy.

James 1:9-12 KJV “Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted: [10] But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away. [11] For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways. [12] Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.”

Righteous folks endure trials and will be crowned with life. The wicked who have money buy their way out of trouble (so they think) and are crowned with the second death (Revelation 21:8). WOW! According to God’s word the poor man is blessed not the rich man. God says the rich man will fade away and all of his ways. That includes all of his achievements. So being rich or having money doesn’t give you automatic, “Blessed,” status either. It’s a lie from the Devil.

1 Timothy 6:8-10 KJV “And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. [9] But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. [10] For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”

So many desiring to be rich have destroyed themselves God says. Because they have made money their God and are under a curse.

“I’M BEAUTIFUL, SO I’M BLESSED”

Hah hah hah I just had to talk about this one. How many Esther’s do we have out there? Women who’s beauty put them in influential positions in life, then their inner beauty shines even more, and they are used by God to save a nation of people from genocide? Hmmmmmm.🤔 If you’re not familiar with the story of Esther I encourage you to read about Queen Esther in the Bible Book Of Esther. There you will find what a beautiful, blessed woman looks like.

Today we have many pretty people who are Jezebels. That goes for males and females. We have narcissists who use their looks to gain control of and destroy others. I once had a manager (a female) who was desperately trying to gain control over me. She wasn’t drop dead gorgeous but she had some beauty. I was her #1 sales rep out of 350 employees but that wasn’t enough. She wanted more. She wanted my soul. She would sit in provocative poses at work and call my name with this sexual look on her face. I would ignore her and keep working. One day she called me in her office and said, “I know you can look at me and tell that I’m blessed!” WOW! What arrogance. Poor woman. Long story short I never gave in to her advances but instead rebuked her for pretending to be a Christian. I wound up losing that job and she saw to it that I did not receive my last pay check.

Here’s proof that being pretty or beautiful doesn’t mean you are blessed:

Proverbs 31:30 ISV “Charm is deceitful and beauty fades; but a woman who fears the LORD will be praised.”

The woman that fears the Lord is beautiful. She has a beauty that will never fade away.

1 Peter 3:3-4 KJV ‘Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; [4] But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.”

It’s not how a woman looks or what she wears that makes her beautiful to God. It’s her inner self that can’t be corrupted; her meek and quiet spirit. Women like this are of GREAT PRICE TO GOD! So, for someone to say about themselves or about someone else they are blessed just because they are beautiful (outwardly) is a lie.

Let’s be truly blessed by seeking what God tells us being blessed means.

Psalm 1:1-2 KJV “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. [2] But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.”

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Prayers Of Vengeance And Curses

Prayers Of Vengeance And Curses

Romans 1:18-19 KJV “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; [19] Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.”

People know that God exist. Yet they choose to hold the truth in unrighteousness. They play dumb and use every excuse in the book to not serve Him. But there is no excuse because God has made Himself plain to us all. He’s made Himself, “MANIFEST IN THEM,” the Bible says. That means God has revealed Himself, “IN,” our minds. In Moses’ day when the third of the 10 plagues was being poured out on Egypt even Pharaoh’s magicians/witches/wizards had to exclaim, “This is the finger of God.” God made Himself known or, “manifest IN them,” as well:

Exodus 8:18-19 KJV “And the magicians did so with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not: so there were lice upon man, and upon beast. Then the magicians said unto Pharaoh, THIS IS THE FINGER OF GOD: and Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, and he hearkened not unto them; as the Lord had said.”

The same goes on today; God makes Himself known one way or another to people yet their hearts become hardened toward God just like Pharaoh. We know how the story ended for Pharaoh, his army, and the Egyptians. News flash: GOD HAS NOT CHANGED.

GOD STILL HANDS DOWN CURSES

If you think God is only in the, “Blessings,” business you don’t know God, think again! God also hands down curses to the wicked; to those who would harm His people:

Revelation 11:3-6 NLT “And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will be clothed in burlap and will prophesy during those 1,260 days.” [4] These two prophets are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of all the earth. [5] IF ANYONE TRIES TO HARM THEM, FIRE FLASHES FROM THEIR MOUTHS AND CONSUMES THEIR ENEMIES. This is how ANYONE WHO TRIES TO HARM THEM MUST DIE. [6] They have power to shut the sky so that no rain will fall for as long as they prophesy. And they have the power to turn the rivers and oceans into blood, and to STRIKE THE EARTH WITH EVERY KIND OF PLAGUE AS OFTEN AS THEY WISH.”

In these last days God gives His people power to prophesy. He knew there would be those who would try to stop (harm) them. So God gives His witnesses authority to pronounce fiery judgment (curses) on those who would harm them. And this is how they must die. While they are prophesying God’s people also have power to strike the earth with plagues (curses) as often as they wish! God gives His people the same authority to strike the earth with calamities that he gave to Elijah and Moses. 😱 This is written. You just read it. If you know God this really shouldn’t shock you, or what you’re about to read next. Remember, GOD DOESN’T CHANGE:

Jeremiah 11:18-23 NIV “Because the Lord revealed their plot to me, I knew it, for at that time he showed me what they were doing. [19] I had been like a gentle lamb led to the slaughter; I did not realize that they had plotted against me, saying, “Let us destroy the tree and its fruit; let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name be remembered no more.” [20] But you, Lord Almighty, who judge righteously and test the heart and mind, LET ME SEE YOUR VENGEANCE ON THEM, for to you I have committed my cause. [21] Therefore this is what the Lord says about the people of Anathoth who are threatening to kill you, saying, “Do not prophesy in the name of the Lord or you will die by our hands”— [22] therefore this is what THE LORD ALMIGHTY SAYS: “I WILL PUNISH THEM. Their young men will die by the sword, their sons and daughters by famine. [23] Not even a remnant will be left to them, because I will bring disaster on the people of Anathoth in the year of their punishment.”

God told Jeremiah that his prayer of vengeance and curses against his enemies would be answered:

Jeremiah 18:19-23 NIV “Listen to me, Lord; hear what my accusers are saying! [20] Should good be repaid with evil? Yet they have dug a pit for me. Remember that I stood before you and spoke in their behalf to turn your wrath away from them. [21] So give their children over to famine; hand them over to the power of the sword. Let their wives be made childless and widows; let their men be put to death, their young men slain by the sword in battle. [22] Let a cry be heard from their houses when you suddenly bring invaders against them, for they have dug a pit to capture me and have hidden snares for my feet. [23] But YOU, LORD, KNOW ALL THEIR PLOTS TO KILL ME. Do not forgive their crimes or blot out their sins from your sight. Let them be overthrown before you; deal with them in the time of your anger.”

What? Prophets of God pray prayers like that? Yes. Are you puzzled about this? If so you’ve been believing wrong things about God. Maybe you’ve been listening to those false preachers who speak only about, “BLESSINGS,” and, “PROSPERITY,” all the time. God is not contradicting Himself when He says to pray for and love your enemies. If you paid close attention to what you just read you would have seen that Jeremiah did just that. He said he prayed for his enemies asking God to turn His wrath away from them. (Jeremiah 18:20) Yet they were still slandering Him and trying to kill Him. Why? For speaking God’s truth. They rewarded his good with evil. God’s curse is on anyone who does this! God’s own written word says so. So Jeremiah’s prayers that switched from mercy to vengeance was in perfect harmony with God’s will. And this is why God honored his prayer:

1 John 5:14 KJV “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, IF WE ASK ANYTHING ACCORDING TO HIS WILL, HE HEARETH US:”

Proverbs 17:13 KJV “Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.”

This is God’s curse on the evildoer’s entire household!

DAVID PRAYED THE SAME WAY

Psalm 109:1-31 KJV “Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise; [2] For THE MOUTH OF THE WICKED and THE MOUTH OF THE DECEITFUL ARE OPENED AGAINST ME: they have spoken AGAINST ME WITH A LYING TONGUE. [3] They compassed me about also with WORDS OF HATRED; and fought against me without a cause. [4] FOR MY LOVE THEY ARE MY ADVERSARIES [evil for good]: but I give myself unto prayer. [5] And THEY HAVE REWARDED ME EVIL FOR GOOD, and HATRED FOR MY LOVE. [6] Set thou a wicked man over him: and LET SATAN STAND AT HIS RIGHT HAND.😱 [7] When he shall be judged, LET HIM BE CONDEMNED: and let his prayer become sin. [8] Let his days be few; and let another take his office. [9] Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow. [10] Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places. [11] Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the strangers spoil his labour. [12] Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favour his fatherless children. [13] Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out. [14] Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the Lord; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out. [15] Let them be before the Lord continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth. [16] Because that he remembered not to shew mercy, but PERSECUTED THE POOR AND NEEDY man, that he might even slay the broken in heart. [17] AS HE LOVED CURSING, SO LET IT COME UNTO HIM: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him. [18] As he clothed himself with cursing like as with his garment, so let it come into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones. [19] Let it be unto him as the garment which covereth him, and for a girdle wherewith he is girded continually. [20] Let this be the reward of mine adversaries from the Lord, and of them that speak evil against my soul. [21] But do thou for me, O God the Lord, for thy name’s sake: because thy mercy is good, deliver thou me. [22] For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me. [23] I am gone like the shadow when it declineth: I am tossed up and down as the locust. [24] My knees are weak through fasting; and my flesh faileth of fatness. [25] I became also a reproach unto them: when they looked upon me they shaked their heads. [26] Help me, O Lord my God: O save me according to thy mercy: [27] That they may know that this is thy hand; that thou, Lord, hast done it. [28] Let them curse, but bless thou: when they arise, let them be ashamed; but let thy servant rejoice. [29] Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame, and let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a mantle. [30] I will greatly praise the Lord with my mouth; yea, I will praise him among the multitude. [31] For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul.”

There you have it again. David prayed for vengeance on his enemies just like Jeremiah did. And God honored David’s prayer as well. Did you notice the common threads in David’s and Jeremiah’s lives? They both had enemies who were slandering them. These enemies were constantly trying to kill them. These enemies rewarded them with evil for good. David and Jeremiah were innocent. They had done these folks no wrong. They both were men of prayer. They both praised God and spoke the truth about Him. They were both hated for speaking God’s truth. They were both righteous.

If you read God’s law He gave through Moses you will find the very same curses that David and Jeremiah prayed about. These are the same curses that God wrote He would bring on anyone who flagrantly broke His laws, just like David and Jeremiah’s enemies had done. David and Jeremiah knew God. Hence they knew that what they were praying for (vengeance and curses on their and God’s enemies) was in perfect harmony with God’s will. It’s no different today. Remember, GOD DOESN’T CHANGE.

HE REALLY DOESN’T CHANGE

There are some who will say, “Well, I hear what you’re saying, but you gotta understand that’s how God dealt with people in the old testament under the law. Now that Jesus has come in the New Testament we are all under God’s grace.” I would respond to that with some New Testament passages below that shows God is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8):

2 Timothy 4:14 KJV “Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the LORD REWARD HIM ACCORDING TO HIS WORKS.”

Paul did not pray that the Lord would forgive Alexander, but that the Lord would reward him according to his own evil works.

Revelation 6:9-11 KJV “And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar THE SOULS OF THEM THAT WERE SLAIN FOR THE WORD OF GOD, and for the testimony which they held: [10] And THEY CRIED WITH A LOUD VOICE, saying, HOW LONG, O LORD, holy and true, DOST THOU NOT JUDGE AND AVENGE OUR BLOOD ON THEM THAT DWELL ON THE EARTH? [11] And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.”

These souls that are under God’s altar in heaven are those who have been killed for speaking the word of God. They pray to God with a loud voice asking him, ‘How long will it be before you avenge our blood Lord?’ And he tells them to wait just a little while longer. God doesn’t rebuke them and say, “You know it’s wrong to pray for vengeance.”

Acts 5:1-11 NIV “Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property. [2] With his wife’s full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles’ feet. [3] Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? [4] Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn’t the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied just to human beings but to God.” [5] When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died [a curse]. And great fear seized all who heard what had happened. [6] Then some young men came forward, wrapped up his body, and carried him out and buried him. [7] About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. [8] Peter asked her, “Tell me, is this the price you and Ananias got for the land?” “Yes,” she said, “that is the price.” [9] Peter said to her, “How could you conspire to test the Spirit of the Lord? Listen! The feet of the men who buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out also.” [10] At that moment she fell down at his feet and died [a curse]. Then the young men came in and, finding her dead, carried her out and buried her beside her husband. [11] Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events.”

Acts 12:21-23 NIV “On the appointed day Herod, wearing his royal robes, sat on his throne and delivered a public address to the people. [22] They shouted, “This is the voice of a god, not of a man.” [23] Immediately, because Herod did not give praise to God, an angel of the Lord struck him down, and HE WAS EATEN BY WORMS AND DIED [a curse].”

Acts 13:6-12 KJV “And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, THEY FOUND A CERTAIN SORCERER, A FALSE PROPHET, a Jew, whose name was Bar-jesus: [7] Which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God. [8] But ELYMAS THE SORCERER (for so is his name by interpretation) WITHSTOOD THEM, SEEKING TO TURN AWAY THE DEPUTY FROM THE FAITH. [9] Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him, [10] And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord? [11] And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and THOU SHALT BE BLIND [a curse], not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand. [12] Then the deputy, when he saw what was done.” believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord.”

Revelation 2:20-23 NIV “Nevertheless, I have this against you: YOU TOLERATE THAT WOMAN JEZEBEL, WHO CALLS HERSELF A PROPHET. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols. [21] I have given her time to repent of her immorality, but she is unwilling. [22] So I WILL CAST HER ON A BED OF SUFFERING [a curse], and I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely [a curse], unless they repent of her ways. [23] I will strike her children dead [a curse]. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I WILL REPAY EACH OF YOU ACCORDING TO YOUR DEEDS.”

So much for, ‘God only dealt with people that way in the Old Testament.’

In conclusion, God is not some big mamsy-pamsy God in the sky that does nothing when the wicked come against Him and His people. He has a great day appointed to deal with all evil. But even until then there are many who are under His curse, and are feeling it. The only way out is repentance.

Hopefully the scriptures in this article helped those who truly believe in God understand why sometimes we feel like praying the same way David and Jeremiah did. No, we’re not doing or thinking wrong for praying and feeling these ways if our lives fit the same circumstances as David’s and Jeremiah’s. Are we innocent? Do we praise the Lord? Do we speak the truth? Have we done good to our enemies? Even prayed for the well being of those who persecute us? And besides all this are they still returning evil for good? Are our enemies slandering us? Are our enemies still trying to kill us, etcetera, just like David’s and Jeremiah’s? If the answer is, “Yes,” to all these questions then you too have the right to pray as they did. But if we are just as wicked as our enemies, and are going around throwing around curses like a witch, God will not hear these prayers. He will bring our wickedness on our own heads! Remember:

Proverbs 17:13 GW “Whoever pays back evil for good–evil will never leave his home.”

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