“Famine – 101”…Blog.
Have you ever… seen pictures of a ‘Famine’ ravaged area, in Africa? Perhaps with the current Earthquake damage in ‘Haiti & Chile’, there too is a ‘Famine’. All of these tragedies result in a ‘Famine’… of those “Necessities of Life!” We have a ‘Famine’ of employment here, which was caused by a ‘Famine’… of sound “Wall Street Practices”, resulting in profits, for a select group. Chile is the fourth largest importer of wine into the USA. Will that cause a wine ‘Famine’, here in the US…? I think not, as other alcohol products will make up the backlog.
*** (Genesis 12:10) And = there was a famine = in the land: = and = Abram went down = into Egypt to sojourn there; = for = the famine = was grievous in the land.
The word ‘Famine’… is used over 100 times in the Bible. We here, have a ‘Famine’ of proper education, both in the secular and the private schools. I remember some years ago, at Annapolis and the Air Force Academies, upper classmen were discharged, for cheating. Only the best of the best, are appointed for openings, there was a ‘Famine’ of honesty. So too here in Florida, several public school teachers were arrested, for sexual battery, with their students. Both teacher and students… have a ‘Famine’ of morals.
*** (Exodus 20:13-to-16) You = shall not = Kill.
(Exodus 20:14) You = shall not = Commit Adultery [Sexual Immorality].
(Exodus 20:15) You = shall not = Steal.
(Exodus 20:16) You = shall not = Bear False Witness = against your neighbor.
These are practiced today… without so much as a Blush. “Hollywood, Cable TV and DVD’s are welcomed into our ‘homes & families’ and have produced a ‘Famine’ of decency. Pornography has made its ‘easy access’ into every area of entertainment and literature, all in the name of what? Surely the next generation will be, more polluted, than the preceding one. How about a, ‘Famine’ for life…? With the killing of Innocent Babies in their mother’s womb, and the euthanasia of the seniors, legalized in Washington and Oregon… “Hardly anyone cares for the Unborn and Dying!”
*** (Amos 8:11) Behold, = the days come, = says the Lord Jehovah, = that = I = will send = “a famine” = in the land; = not a famine of bread = nor a thirst for water, = but of hearing = the Words of Jehovah.
There is a “Famine”… that has lifelong and eternal consequences. It is a ‘Famine’… for the Word of God. Churches and Denominations… have moved away from the Word of God, and ‘substituted’… their teachings, for God’s Truth. In a 2006 study of 10,000 Pastors, Bible school and Seminary professors… “Less than 35%... believed the Truth of the Word of God. What does that mean for the persons receiving the message?” Situational ethics, have replace Truth.
*** (Isaiah 24:2) And = as it is = with the people, = so it shall be = with the priest [pastor]; = as with the servant, = so with the master; = as with the handmaid, = so it is with her mistress; = as with the buyer, = so with the seller; = as with the lender, = so with the borrower; = as with the creditor, = so with the debtor.
Justice is ‘not’… equally proportioned… and the Law is manipulated only for the privileged few. Did, Paris Hilton… serve all her jail sentence? Did OJ Simpson… get away with murder? F Lee Bailey, in one of his speeches, identified five separate legal systems, available for the privileged few. What happened to the “Equal protection under the Law”… of our Constitution…? Foreign Military Combatants… are wrongly afforded Americans’ rights. Is something wrong… or is it just me…? There is a ‘Famine’ for justice.
*** (Ecclesiastes 8:11) Because, = ‘sentence’ = against = an “evil” work = is not executed = speedily, = therefore = the heart = of the sons of men = is fully set = in them = to do evil.
*** (Judges 21:25) In = those days = there was = no king in Israel. = “Every man” = did = the right = in = his ‘own’ eyes.
God’s Standard… was replaced with ‘Each One’… determining, what was right and what was wrong. They ‘justified’ their actions, much like today. ‘Sounds Like’… “Well, I know it is right, because so ‘many’, are doing it”. Just as the ‘Judas Cow’… leads the pack… into the slaughter house, for meat packing. One leads and the others… follow. Did you ever notice, places of worship are not called, churches, but fellowships, new ways and the list goes on and on. Their ‘Names’ have changed, to validate their own interpretation of… “God’s Truth”… found in the Bible.
*** (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14) Let us = ‘hear’ the conclusion = of the whole matter. = “Fear God”, = and = ‘keep’ = His commandments. = For this is = the whole ‘duty’ = of man.
(Eccl 12:14) For God = shall = bring ‘every’ work = into judgment, = with = ‘every’ = secret [hidden] thing, = whether it is = good, = or = whether evil.
When I share… Gods’ Bible Truth… it is often ‘rebutted’, with a differing opinion. The hostility against, the “Truth of God’s Word”… often causes ‘friction’, among those that ‘say’, they are Christians. Some ‘only’ want to hear the… “Love of God”… without the “Judgment of God”. The Bible actually speaks, verse for verse, more about Damnation and Judgment, than about Heaven and Rewards. Does that mean… there is a ‘Famine’ of the Hearing of the Word of God…? Yes!
*** (Matthew 23:23) Woe to you, = scribes and Pharisees, = hypocrites! = For you pay tithes = of mint and dill and cumin, = and = you have left ‘undone’ = the weightier matters = of the Law, = judgment, = mercy, = and faith. = You ought to have done these = and = not to leave the other undone.
*** (Luke 11:42) But woe to you, = Pharisees! = For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, = and = pass over = “judgment” = and = the love of God. = You ‘ought’ to have done these, = and = not to leave the other undone.
Did you read, the “Order of Usage”…? ‘Judgment’, was first in both verses and why was that…? After reading “Ecclesiastes 12:13-14”, in the above posting… do you think that it is of a… “Critical Importance”… in the presentation of the Gospel…? How about it today, when was the Last time, you heard a ‘Sermon or Message’… on the “Judgment of God”…? Leaving out His Judgment, makes Him look impotent. Do you not know, that… “All Judgment”… has been given over to ‘Christ Jesus’… and He will simply use… “His Word!”
*** (John 12:47-to-50) And = if any one = hears My Words = and does ‘not’ believe, = I do not judge him [now], = for = I do not come = to judge the world [this time, but the next], = but to = save the world [offer salvation this time].
(John 12:48) He who = rejects Me = and = does ‘not’ receive = My Words = has one = who judges him; = “The Word” = that I have spoken, = the ‘same’ = shall judge him = in the = last day.
(John 12:49) For = I [Jesus] = have not spoken = of Myself, = but = the Father = Who sent Me = gave Me a command, = what I should “say”, = and = what = I should “speak”.
(John 12:50) And = I know = that His command = is life everlasting. = Therefore = “whatever” = I speak, = even as the Father = said to Me, = so I speak.
Wow! Did You ever “Read & Understand”… those verses…? As I read it, all the words that Jesus spoke were ‘not’ His, but God the Father, told Him, what to “Say” and what to “Speak!” When you read those verses, do you get that same meaning? How ‘important’ is, the “Truth of the Word of God”… in the lives of those, who call the “Blessed Name of Christ Jesus”…? Is there a ‘Famine’… for the hearing of Gods’ Word… or not? He came the ‘First’ time as the Savior for all mankind! The next time…He will be… The Judge of All!
*** (1Cointhians 2:14) But = the natural man = does “Not” = Receive the things = of the Spirit of God, = for they are = “FOOLISHNESS” = to him; = “Neither” = can he know them, = because = they are spiritually discerned.
*** (Isaiah 28:13) But = the Word of Jehovah [God] = was = to them = precept on precept, = precept on precept; = line on line, = line on line; = here a little, = there a little; = that they = might go, = and = fall backward, = and = be broken = and = snared = and = taken.
*** (Romans 3:18) “There = is no = fear of God = before = their eyes.”
(Psalms 138:2) I will worship = toward Your holy temple, = and = praise Your Name = for Your loving-kindness = and = for “Your Truth's” sake; = for You [God] = have magnified = Your Word = ‘above all’ = Your Name. = [Psalms 119:18 & 1Samuel 3:21 & Deuteronomy 29:29]
"NO”… Real Christian... ‘Fears’, = The Truth = of the Word of God... “Unless”… ‘they are’… Out of … “Obedience & Fellowship” …with ‘GOD’… and with “His Word”...!"
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