“The ‘Substitution’ – 101” …Blog.
*** (2Peter 2:3) And through covetousness = they will ‘use’ you for gain = with ‘well-turned’ [deceptive] words; = for whom ‘judgment’ from of old does not linger, = and their ‘destruction’ does not sleep.
*** (Romans 1:22-23) Professing to be ‘wise’, = they became ‘fools’
(Rom 1:23) and changed the glory of the incorruptible God = into an image made like corruptible man, = and birds, = and four-footed animals, = and creeping things.
*** (1Samuel 5:3-4) And when those of Ashdod arose early on the next day, = behold, Dagon had fallen upon his face to the earth = before the ark of Jehovah. = And they took Dagon = and set him in his place again.
(1Sam 5:4) And = when they arose early on the next morning, = behold, Dagon had fallen on his face to the earth = before the ark of Jehovah. = And the head of Dagon, = and both the palms of his hands, = were cut off upon the threshold. = “Only” the stump of Dagon = was left to him.
Have you used… one of those “Sugar Substitute” products yet? Ever wonder if; it is really safe for human consumption? Simply find an aunt pile outside and put some of that ‘sugar substitute’ there and see “If the ants eat It!” If they don’t, it surely can’t be good for you! In the same way… those above People… have ‘substituted’ the True & Living God… for a false one. With deception, they have given you death; instead of the promise of life… from God!
*** (1Corinthians 14:40) Let all things = be done decently = and in order.
*** (Proverbs 14:34) Righteousness lifts up a nation, = but sin = is a shame to any people.
Many things in this life… are used as… “Substitutes”… which are really ‘harmful’ to us. Anyone remember the promise of “Change?” How about the “Promise” that the US Economy; will somehow “Magically Heal Itself”… by throwing “Trillions of Dollars” after it…? The “TRUTH”; has been… “Substituted”… by Lie after Lie after Lie! Most simply go on in their lives… without wanting to know; the reasons for the demise… of our or any nation or peoples.
*** (1Corinthians 14:38) But if any = is ignorant, = let him be ignorant.
*** (1Corinthians 14:32) And = the spirits of the prophets = are subject = to the prophets. [True or False]
*** (Proverbs 12:22) Lying lips = are abomination to the LORD: = but they that deal truly = are His delight.
*** (Proverbs 14:15) The simple ‘believes’ every word, = but the wise man ‘watches’ his step.
*** (1John 4:1) Beloved, = ‘do not’ believe every spirit, = but ‘try’ the spirits = to see if they are of God, = because = many false prophets have gone out into the world.
Perhaps the word “Agenda”… will convey this point? Every song is a Sermon! Every speech has an ‘Agenda!’ Every news report… is a Sermon! Their “Agenda & Sermons”… will either reflect Truth… or be a “Blend of Truth & Lies!” Even those polls you hear about… have gendered questions… to elicit a specific response! And who believes those “Advertisements”… you see on TV? Surely… there is ‘No Such Thing’ as… “Anti-Aging Cream!” If there were; we would not have to be getting older! …LOL! Surely you can’t ‘believe’ anyone… who is out to get; ‘your’ money… into ‘their’ pocket. Remember it is “Not Illegal”… according to man’s law… to “LIE!”
“Just because; you are ‘Not’ caught in a “Lie”… does ‘not’ mean; You… “Told… the ‘Truth’…!”
*** (Luke 4:4) Jesus answered him, = “It is written”, = “One must not live on bread alone, = but on every word of God.”
*** (James 1:22) Keep on being = Doers of the Word, = and = Not merely hearers = who Deceive themselves.
Can you name… some ‘Substitutions’ in the Holy Word of God? Adam & Eve… “Substituted”… ‘Obedience’ to God… for the ‘curse &death’, to ‘all; mankind! Abraham… “Substituted”… the promise of an ‘Heir’ from God… for a son from Hagar; which has come full circle to the ‘Hatred’ of Israel, God’s people and high gas prices. King Saul… “Substituted”… ‘Obedience’ to God’s from Samuel the prophet… lost the Holy Spirit; and the kingdom and his sons. King David… “Substituted”… Adultery with Bathsheba; for a moment of pleasure and his contiguous kingdom. The Nation Israel… “Substituted”… ‘Obedience’ to God’s Word; and received repeated Chastening and national oppression from their enemies! The list goes on and on and on…!
*** (John 8:42-43-44) Jesus said to them, = If God were your father, = you would love Me, = for I went forth = and came from God; = for I did not come of Myself, = but He sent Me.
(Joh 8:43) Why do you not know My speech? = Because you ‘cannot’ = hear My Word.
(Joh 8:44) You are of the Devil as father, = and the lusts of your father = you ‘will’ do. = He was a murderer from the beginning, = and = did ‘not’ abide in the Truth = because = there is ‘no’ Truth in him. = When he speaks a ‘Lie’, = he speaks of his ‘own’, = for he is a Liar = and the ‘father’ of it [lies].
*** (Mark 7:5-to-9) Then the Pharisees and scribes asked Him [Jesus], = Why do your disciples ‘not’ walk according to = the tradition of the elders, = but eat loaves with unwashed hands?
(Mar 7:6) But He answered = and said to them, = Well has Isaiah ‘prophesied’ = of you hypocrites, = as it is written, = “This people honors Me [God] = with their lips, = but their heart is ‘far’ from Me.”
(Mar 7:7) However, = they worship Me [God] in vain, = teaching for doctrines = the ‘commandments’ of men.”
(Mar 7:8) For laying aside = the commandment of God, = you ‘hold’ the tradition of men, = the dippings of pots and cups. = And ‘many’ = other ‘such’ things = you do.
(Mar 7:9) And He said to them, = Do you do well to ‘set aside’ = the commandment of God, = so that you may = ‘keep’ your own tradition?
The Jews of Jesus’ day… “Substituted”… their ‘traditions’; for the Holy Word of God. They… “Substituted”… the Truth of the Holy Word of God; for their lies and ‘refusal’ of Jesus as the Messiah! Stephen was stoned to death because the Jews ‘refused’ the “Truth of the Risen Christ” and… “Substituted”… their soon ending way with Lies. Peter… “Substituted”… his Jewish tradition; and separated himself from the Gentiles and became a Jewish bigot… only to be “Rebuked by Paul”. The Corinthian Church… “Substituted”… The Truth of God; for internal strife; for adultery; defrauding brothers; drunkenness at communion and a list of other sins.
*** (1Corinthians 11:30) That's why = so ‘many’ of you are = weak = and sick = and = a considerable number are dying.
*** (1Peter 4:17-18) For the time has come = for the ‘judgment’ to begin = from the house of God. = And ‘if’ it first begins from us, = what will be the end of those = disobeying the gospel of God?
(1Pe 4:18) And ‘if’ the righteous one is scarcely saved, = where shall the ungodly = and the sinner appear?
Throughout history… men & women have… “Substituted”… God’s standard of ‘Sexual Purity’ before and after marriage; for the perversion of “Homosexuality and Sodomy”. They have taken the marital fidelity and… “Substituted”… Adultery; Divorce’ and ‘Remarriage Adultery’… justifying their actions as… ‘Under Grace’. They have… “Substituted”… the ‘Family Unit’… for Murdering Innocent Babies… in their mothers’ wombs… by abortion. And did they really think… that God, The God of the Bible… would… “Not Notice?”
*** (Exodus 20:14) You shall not commit = sexual sins.
*** (Leviticus 20:13-to-16) If a man also lies with mankind, = as he lies with a woman, = both of them ‘have’ committed an abomination. = They shall surely be put to death. = Their blood shall be on them.
(Lev 20:14) And if a man takes a wife = and her mother, = it is wickedness. = They shall be ‘burned’ with fire, = ‘both’ he and they, = so that there may be ‘no’ wickedness among you.
(Lev 20:15) And if a man lies with an animal, = he shall surely be put to death. = And you shall kill the animal.
(Lev 20:16) And if a woman = goes up to any animal = and lies down with it, = you shall ‘kill’ the woman and the animal. = They shall ‘surely’ = be put to death; = their blood shall be on them.
*** (Romans 1:25-to-28) They exchanged God's Truth = for a Lie = and = worshipped and served the creation = rather than the Creator, = Who is blessed forever. = Amen.
(Rom 1:26) For this reason, = God gave them over = to ‘degrading’ passions. =Even their females = exchanged their natural sexual function = for one that is unnatural. [Substitution]
(Rom 1:27) In the same way, = their males ‘also’ abandoned the natural sexual function of females = and = burned with lust for one another. = Males committed indecent acts with males, = and = received in themselves = the appropriate ‘penalty’ for their Perversion. [Substitution]
(Rom 1:28) Furthermore, = because they did ‘not’ think it worthwhile to retain = the full knowledge of God, = God gave them over to ‘degraded’ minds = to perform acts = that should ‘not’ be done. [Substitution]
What about the Church Today…? Have they… “Substituted”… the Truth of the Holy Word of God; for fables; for half–truths; for pseudo Christian Music; for Christian Entertainment; for Christian Videos; and for the like of this “Laodicean Age?” Say it isn’t So…? Have they… “Substituted”… the Holy Word of God; for their denominational teachings; for what their Church said instead for what God said? Have they… “Substituted”… time with Him, by His Holy Spirit teaching them; for the half truths of others?
*** (Amos 8:11) Behold, the days come, = says the Lord Jehovah [God], = 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.
*** (Acts 5:29) But Peter and the apostles answered, = “We ‘must’ = ‘obey’ God = rather than men”.
*** (John 16:13) Yet when the [Holy] Spirit of Truth comes, = He will guide you into all Truth. For he will ‘not’ speak on his own accord, = but will speak whatever He hears = and will declare to you the things that are to come.
(Joh 16:14) He will glorify Me [Jesus], = for He will take what is mine = and declare it to you.
*** (1Peter 2:2-3) desire the sincere milk of the Word, = as newborn babies, = so that you may grow by it;
(1Pet 2:3) if truly = you have tasted = that the Lord is gracious.
*** (2Timothy 3:15-16-17) and that from a child = you have known = the Holy Scriptures, = which are able to make you wise = to salvation = through faith in Christ Jesus.
(2Ti 3:16) All Scripture is God-breathed, = and is profitable = for Doctrine, = for Reproof, = for Correction, = for Instruction in Righteousness,
(2Ti 3:17) that the man of God = may be perfected, = thoroughly furnished = to every good work.
What have… ‘You’… “Substituted… for God’s Holy Word”…? ? ?
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Thanks, Love in Christ, Roger / Ezekiel 3:18-to-21.