Thursday, November 20, 2008

New Study

There is neither any Rock like our God

Ezekiel 6:1-14

And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face toward the mountains of Israel, and prophesy against them, And say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord God; Thus saith the Lord God to the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys; Behold, I, even I, will bring a sword upon you, and I will destroy your high places. And your altars shall be desolate, and your images shall be broken: and I will cast down your slain men before your idols. And I will lay the dead carcasses of the children of Israel before their idols: and I will scatter your bones round about altars. In all your dwelling places the cities shall be laid waste, and the high places shall be desolate; that your altars may be laid waste and made desolate, and your idols may be broken and cease, and your images may be cut down, and your works may be abolished. And the slain shall fall in the midst of your, and ye shall know that I am the LORD. Yet will I leave a remnant, that ye may have some that shall escape the sword among the nations, when ye shall be scattered throught the countries. And they that escape of you shall remember me among the nations whither they shall be carried captives, because I am broken with their whorish heart, which hath departed from me, and with their eyes which go a whoring after their idols: and they shall lothe them selves for the evils which they have committed in all their abominations. And they shall know that I am the LORD, and that I have not said in vain that I would do this evil unto them. Thus saith the Lord God; Smite with thine hand, and stamp with thy foot, and say alas for all the evil abominations of the houses of Israel! for they shall fall by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence. He that is far off shall die of pestilence; and he that is near shall fall by the sword and he that remaineth and is besieged shall die by the famine: thus will I accomplish my fury upon them. Then shall ye know that I am the LORD, when their slain men shall be among their idols round about their altars, upon every high hill, in all the tops of the mountains, and under every green tree, and under every thick oak, the place where they did offer sweet savour to all their idols. So will I stretch out my hand upon them, and make the land desolate, yea, more desolate then the wilderness toward Diblath, in all their habitations: and they shall know that I am the LORD.

A great many times, the phase comes up. and they will know that I am the LORD. Also all threw out the Old testament this phase comes up. The Jews know what he meant when that was said. That meant The One True God, all powerful, all knowing, is in charge. Not them. God isn't like any other gods or those we think up. Psalm 96: 4-8 tells us that gods are just Idols. that have eyes but see not, that have ears, but hear not, that are useless to everyone. God on the other hand, has no eyes, but sees all, has no ears but hears all, has no body and is everywhere, has no head but wears the Crown, has no legs but sits on a throne. Nobody is like our God. No other god has kept there people threw each struggle, who has righteously judged his people, kept his Word. neither has he removed them from the World, he's protecting them keeping them threw his power. And this passage I just wrote clearly tells us that he is just, he is holy, he is not going to tolerate sin. Also says there that he is going to keep a remnant of his people for the last day, when he will bring Jerusalem back together and set up his kingdom.

Well lets go to psalm 100:1-5

Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are this people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

There's so much written there in such a little chapter about the LORD. Make a Joyful noise, Serve the Lord with gladness: We are to sing unto him, giving praise ever, as it says in 1 Thessalonians 5:16, Rejoice EVERMORE, pray WITHOUT ceasing, in EVERYTHING give thanks. and also note at the end of it, ALL ye lands everyone everywhere is called to praise him. Because he is Holy, He is Just, and as we will see later on his other works.

Then the Next point: Know ye that the LORD He IS GOD it is He that has made us and not we our selves; we are his people and the sheep of his pasture. Right there should tell us all Christians, that he deserves all honour, all praise, all glory. In Revelation 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. and also chapter 5:12-13b saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honour and glory and blessing. Blessing and honour and glory and power be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. So we see that God is worthy, and that HE is the LORD.

For the LORD is good; and his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations: that right there also states that he is and has and always will be in charge of the world, and everything that happens in it. His word stands and will always be true, to all generations. so we know that the same God that kept his people, and kept his nation, is still today with love and mercy watching over us

Here in these chapters is written each thing that the Jews knew to be true, and yet turned from him, what are you Christian, who has a better way and understanding then that of the Jews had, going to spend your life. will you also turn away, or go fully after him as the psalmist did, and love him with all your heart soul and mind.

Friday, November 14, 2008

All things were made good

All things were made good

Beautiful is the clouds and the moon that show
Beautiful is the stars and the sky that glow
Beautiful is the ground and the trees that grow
Beautiful is the water and the reflections that flow

Beautiful is the people and the feelings that know
Beautiful is the speach and the words that go
Beautiful is the feet and the walk below
Beautiful is the hands and the fields they hoe

Beautiful is everything, that God has made
Beautiful is His love that cannot fade
Beautiful is His Law that he hath laid
Beautiful is everything, that God has made

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Something I will pray when I have a son

A Father's Prayer
by Douglas MacArthur

Build me a son, O lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid; one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.
Build me a son, whose wishes will not take the place of deeds; a son who will know thee--and that to know himself is the foundation stone of knowledge.
Lead him, I pray, not in the path of ease and comfort, but under stress and spur of difficulties and challenge. Here let him learn to stand up in the storm; here let him learn compassion for those who fail.
Build me a son whose heart will be clear, whose goal will be high, a son who will master himself before he seeks to master other men, one who will reach into the future, yet never forget the past.
And after all these things are his, add, I pray, enough of a sense of humor so that he may always be serious, yet never take himself too seriously. Give him humility so that he may always remember the simplicity of true greatness, the open mind of true wisdom, and the meekness of true strength.
Then I, his father, will dare to whisper, "I have not lived in vain."

Douglas prayed this each morning while he was over in the Philippines, fighting the Japanese.