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THE GOLDEN GATE OF JERUSALEM (see reference cited below)

 

Today, reply is on the morality of America using barriers and walls at its Southern border to discourage immigration and to keep out criminals, refugees, the poor, and the homeless. In the light of devastating hurricane and wildfire events around the country, that the Chief Executive Officer for the United States of America would institute a policy of shutting down the government to ensure border security and control immigration has more the appearance of criminal fraud, incompetence, and the violation of trust more than the appearance of sound management. All are being reminded that, in the modern world, there are those who believe government is to control its elected officers, legislators, and the electorate by using every available tool that may manipulate their emotional, material, mental, and spiritual person. Included are propaganda and devices that impose brutality, conflict, cruelty, disappointments, fear, indebtedness, violence, and problems that have no clear solutions. Christians are warned not to indulge judging others and pronouncing damnation, consequently, many Christians feel that all conflict, division, fighting, and quarrels are a bad thing, and should be avoided or concluded as quickly as possible. Even so, mankind also must acknowledge accountability for their own attitudes, behavior and conduct while they live, and for the conditions in the earth as their sphere of life. For Christian believers, questions of moral content for events, operations, and human process should be answered applying discernment of the character, makeup, and spiritual substance that is displayed from the divine fullness (i.e., divinity; the Godhead; the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit). Believers are to receive and pass on inseparable aspects of life essence from divinity that include faith, farsightedness, forbearance, holiness, longsuffering, lovingkindness, oneness without sameness, righteousness, wisdom, and wrath against sin. There are multiple unmet needs and a broad range of motives among those seeking shelter within the Nation; and just as it may not be assumed that every denial of requests by those from other cultures and peoples are expressions of bias, ethnic arrogance, discrimination, hate, prejudice, racism or stubbornness, neither should it be assumed that there is unlawful damnation, wrongful judgment, a hardness of heart, and indifference toward the humanity of others. A writer in the “Yahoo! Answers” Religion and Spirituality Internet public forum who uses the ID “Christian sinner” (Level 7 with 217,275 points, a member since November 28, 2006) posted the following:

 

There are walls around Jerusalem, there are walls around the Jewish temples and the Christian churches. Are they immoral?

Update: A wall, in my view, is an immorality. It’s the least effective way to protect the border and the most costly. I can’t think of any reason why anyone would think it’s a good idea — unless this has something to do with something else,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said shortly before the government shutdown.

https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/…

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW: I lifted up mine eyes again, and looked, and behold a man with a measuring line in his hand. Then said I, Whither goest thou? And he said unto me, To measure Jerusalem, to see what is the breadth thereof, and what is the length thereof. And, behold, the angel that talked with me went forth, and another angel went out to meet him, And said unto him, Run, speak to this young man, saying, Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls for the multitude of men and cattle therein: For I, saith the LORD, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her. (Zechariah 2: 1-5, King James Version, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER: On Diversity and Equality (05/22/2018); Bible Borders and Walls (08/29/2017); Righteousness Exalts A Nation (07/04/2017); Installing The New President (01/20/2017); Can Christians Be Racists? (07/25/2016); Cultural, Political, Spiritual Growth? (07/10/2016); Religion And Moral Progress? (10/23/2015); Because We Are Certain (12/30/2014)

 

Christian sinner”, politics have a process and structure different than that for communities of faith, corporations, or government agencies, and therefore may be seen as an overlay, and even, a parasite that seeks to maintain its own life by controlling the distribution of resources belonging to a lawful sovereign body (we say, nation; state). While there has been talk of crisis and emergencies emerging from border security issues, the sacrifice of American government workers we are now witnessing is not in compliance with constitutional principles, standard operations, existing programs, or the projections that now serve as the blueprint and “vision” for the Nation’s future.

Many developing Christian believers look to the holy writings for commentary and guidance regarding a wall to separate America from her neighbor, because it strikes them that it opposes the will of GOD to use devices that divide and separate kindreds, tongues, peoples, and nations, at a time when his eternal purpose revealed through Jesus Christ is to transform mankind to exist as immortal, incorruptible companions of divinity. The living are to be restored through repentance and rebirth, joined together through workings of imparted, indwelling spirit, and unselfishly serve as vessels of sacred spirit substance who are offspring of GOD and a new creation.

From ancient times, landmarks, natural features (e.g., forests, lakes, rivers), walls, and other structures were used as barriers against enemy invasions, and boundaries to specify the property and territory within their dominion and jurisdiction. An example of this is seen with the city of Jericho. For Jerusalem and the regions within Canaan that were visited by Abraham, the Friend of GOD, covenant promises, divinely provided law, inheritance, priestly relationship, prophecy, and a lifestyle that included worship of a living GOD who continued among them (within the Tabernacle/the Temple), divinity would be as a wall of fire by day and a pillar of cloud by night sanctifying (we say, setting apart) the tribes of Jacob as a “peculiar people” for service to divine fullness, and to be those who would occupy the land. Similarly, the followers of Jesus as High Priest and Messiah are to be recognizable through their lifestyle and day to day routines that include discovery, gradual growth, praise, prayer, renewing ones mind, rest, unselfish service, and worship. Consider again the following that uses language from the Bible:

1. Ephesians 1: 9-14, King James Version (KJV): 9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: 10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: 11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: 12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. 13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, 14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

2. Ephesians 4: 4-7, KJV: 4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. 7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

3. Ephesians 4: 11-16, KJV: 11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: 16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

There is far more that should be said, correctly examined, and spiritually apprehended. (For example, 4. Romans 8: 5-9, KJV: 5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. 9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.) Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful. Be it unto you according to your faith.

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The splendor of Solomon portrayed by Edward Poynter (1890) The Visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon (see reference below)

 

Today, reply is on the figure of King Solomon, and divine process as continuous and unfolding, yet, fixed and unchanging. Mankind exists on the earth as humanity’s sphere of life, and also must respond to mechanical and natural law. The idea of predestination introduces spiritual confusion by using language that denies sacred law, eternal purpose and divine order are the primary origin for human events, while mankind’s expression of self-will is the primary determinant for the carnal, material, and social aspects of ones life experience. A fighter in the “Yahoo! Answers” public forum on Religion and Spirituality, who uses the ID “Stonehaven” (Level 1 with 1 points, a member since March 21, 2018) posted the following:

 

Solomon was predestined to be a Great King or not?

As Solomon was one of the Great Kings of the Old Testament it would seem to suggest that his career was predestined by the Creator.

Since we know that all of the Major and Minor prophets of the Old Testament have been predestined in some way: Isaiah 46:10.

The mere fact that Solomon was born at all is predestined by the Creator.

Which begs the question: Did God have anything to do with King David’s adultery with Bathsheba and the death of her husband Uriah the Hittite in the specific context of “God creating evil” in Isaiah 45:7?

Had David not committed adultery nor killed Uriah, Solomon would never had been born at all; but we seem to think that the latter was predestined to do great things.

So, was God behind David’s adultery and the death of Uriah in the specific context of Isaiah 45:7?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW: For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. (2nd Corinthians 4: 6-11, King James Version, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER: A Descendent of David? (03/18/2018); Neither “All-knowing” Nor “Omniscient” (11/07/2017); The Bible on “Soulmates”? (03/12/2017); Divine Knowing, Finite Will? (09/28/2016); Solomon Punished For Sins Of David? (08/28/2015); Errors of King Solomon? (06/13/2013); Salvation for Atheists? (06/14/2013); GOD Knows Tomorrow? (04/12/2013); The Priesthood of Kings (10/17/2012); Childlike Faith (10/18/2012)

 

Stonehaven”, here are some points intended for Christian believers that you may find useful; our focus is to be on the greatness of GOD, rather than on any carnal, material, or social element:

1. Within the revelation of Jesus Christ, Solomon appears as a figure or type (the Son of David) who is to display and embody the greatness of divinity (we may say, divine fullness; the Godhead; the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit).

2. Sacred gifts to mankind were to become visible through Israel in covenant relationship and through an inheritance of dynasty provided to King David, that included faith, forbearance, forgiveness, longsuffering, lovingkindness, priesthood, prophecy, and sacred wisdom.

3. The prophetic demonstration wherein Solomon was married to 700 wives and was joined to 300 concubines speaks to the condition of Israel as married to her maker who is GOD. Viewed as a political or secular fact from the life of Solomon, his marriages appear only as abuse, exaggeration and spiritual confusion from a man in the flesh expressing sexual desire, lust, and passion.

4. The character, makeup, and process of GOD revealed to Moses was that of Lawgiver and the GOD of judgment, who does not punish the children for the sins of the parents, yet, challenges the offspring by continuing the conditions and consequences of parental transgressions for as much as 160 years (the 4th generation). The offenses of King David included failing to command his household in the matters of Tamar and Absalom as well as the infidelity demonstrated when the King commanded that a census be taken.

5. By the workings of human events and finite self-will, rather than eternal purpose, there would be division; and Israel would become two kingdoms: the two tribes, Judah and Benjamin (the Southern Kingdom) and the ten tribes (Israel, Samaria; the Northern Kingdom). Israel existed as a united kingdom only during the reigns of King David and his heir, King Solomon. (Solomon was anointed and crowned king while David was still alive; and Israel briefly had both father and son as ruler at the same time.)

There is far more that should be said, correctly examined, and spiritually apprehended. (For example, (6.) Solomon understood his anointing from GOD to be no less that that bestowed upon David. In addition to being authorized as builder of a permanent house for GOD (a palace; a temple), he himself would be judge, king, priest, and prophet. Even so, David’s offenses were coupled with King Solomon’s indulgence of idolatry by his foreign wives, and the arrogance expressed by Solomon’s lawful heir to the throne, Rehoboam. The ten tribes would elect as their king Jeroboam the son of Nebat, the enemy Solomon had forced out and who returned from Egypt at Solomon’s death. It was Jeroboam who then introduced worship of the golden calf in two separate places.) Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful. Be it unto you according to your faith.

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Culture, judgment, peace, and war are topics, today, along with more on whether those serving in certain roles should also use firearms.  A “Yahoo! Answers” fighter using the ID “Cody” (Level 4 with 2,786 points, a member since July 18, 2010) posted the following:

 

Christianity: Peaceful religion or culture of war? 

A lot of people will misunderstand what I’m trying to say because of mistranslation, their own biases, and because of their perception overall. christianity Isn’t the religion of peace that people make it out to be. And Jesus wasn’t an entirely divine and passive, caring person. He was actually a lot like the Israelis and Egyptians and reflected their culture.

And [Jesus] made a scourge of cords, and drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen; and he poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables

“I tell you that to everyone who has, more shall be given, but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away. But these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slay them in my presence.”

“I have come to cast fire upon the earth; and how I wish it were already kindled! But I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished! Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, but rather division”

Update 1: @Simple Jack:

The 1st one still doesn’t make Jesus any less violent. He whipped them and when psycho.

The 2nd one is not part of the parable. He said that after having finished the parable.

The 3rd one says he wants war against those who don’t believe.

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  Needing Guns To Serve? (03/19/2014)—4.  Justification.  All believers accept that they must appear before Christ  in judgment, and that no created beings and living creatures are justified before GOD on the basis of their deeds that proceed from their animal nature, intellect, material conditions (we say, circumstances) or physical characteristics.  By acknowledgement of their own divine content from GOD, believers are accounted as justified through the ministry of Jesus Christ.  Saying this another way, atonement (the application of holy blood that carries life essence) has been made for their errors and sins through the life and death of Jesus.  Believers are justified only as we acknowledge, further, and repeat the deeds of Jesus.  5.  Sanctification.  To be cleansed and set apart for divine service is called sanctification.  Certainly, believers are set apart by their spirit content, and the sacred knowledge that should fill their awareness.  However, a believer is also distinguished by their attitudes, behavior, conduct, expectations (we say, hope), and life choices while still upon the earth, and pursuing the various aspects of human experience.  6.  Weapons.  Guns are tools that sometimes must be used like pliers, screwdrivers, and wrenches.  Ones setting, and the tasks they must perform can dictate the tools that must be brought to work, and are necessary to accomplish ones purpose, so to speak.  Courage and defense against brutality, cruelty, ignorance, and physical aggression may appear to be called for at the same time as compassion, forgiveness, and medical assistance.  To avoid inaction, hesitation, and paralysis through conflict, as much as possible, such decisions ought to be made beforehand.  7.  Martyrdom.  Christian believers are not asked to die for Jesus, or for Almighty GOD.  Rather, it is the duty of believers to continue in the earth as living sacrifices to GOD.  When persecuted (i.e., systematically attacked and suppressed through the combined action of government and religious organizations) the believer need make no violent defense of life and property.  As joint heirs with Christ, believers surrender their lives to GOD, not to any created being or living creature who threatens as an enemy.  8.  Intercession not Intervention.  Given their fresh endowment of divine spirit, all believers are equipped to perform intercession, where they may not be prepared, or supplied to intervene.  Interventions may require authority, money, and a network of supporters that does not exist for the believer.  Thus, believers could “beat up” those committing abuse of their spouse, however, violence begets only more violence.  The need is for changes of spirit, awareness, and self-will that may be provided only by GOD.  9.  Two Masters.  Believers must make their choices and decisions in such as way as to minimize conflict and confusion for themselves as well as for others.  Commitment to the military must be a total acceptance of duty, policy, procedures, and standards based upon trust (i.e., emotional, intellectual, and psychological understandings).  Once submitted to military authority—like it, don’t like—one is obligated to conform, cooperate, and obey.  Similarly, believers must accept baptism (death of ones inborn nature, and rebirth having the divine nature) that is followed by continuous growth, obedience of divine law, and constant sacred practice.  Those making such choice should know the various “limitations” they are taking upon themselves before their contract and covenant is sealed.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD.  And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,  Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.  And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped.  And he said, If now I have found grace in thy sight, O LORD, let my LORD, I pray thee, go among us; for it is a stiffnecked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for thine inheritance.  And he said, Behold, I make a covenant:  before all thy people I will do marvels, such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation:  and all the people among which thou art shall see the work of the LORD:  for it is a terrible thing that I will do with thee.  Observe thou that which I command thee this day:  behold, I drive out before thee the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite.  Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee:  But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves:  For thou shalt worship no other god:  for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:  (Exodus 34:  5-14, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Scriptures and Judging Others (03/12/2014); Faith Given By GOD (03/13/2014); Bible Justice? (01/26/2014); GOD Inhabits Praise (01/27/2014); Lawful Revenge? (01/02/2014); As GOD Loves Us? (01/03/2014); Understanding Peace? (11/20/2013); Adversary or Servant? (11/21/2013); A GOD of War? (03/12/2013); “Authorized Personnel Only” (03/13/2013)

 

“Cody”, yours is a big question that takes a big answer.  What you have written is clear enough, however, it misses the mark for productive spiritual faith, and Christian belief.  Like divine love, the peace of GOD may not be understood using the terms of carnal experience.  Here are a few points to consider:

(1.)  The Kingdom of GOD is not a cultural, geopolitical, intellectual  or social sphere.  The kingdom is a pattern within the spirit matter of created beings and living creatures.  Through the ministry of Jesus Christ as Risen Lord, believers receive a fresh endowment of the same Spirit that was imparted to Adam as the “breath of life.”  Believers receive inseparable aspects of divinity that include such sacred spirit substance as faith, holiness, righteousness, truth, wisdom, and wrath against sin.

(2.)  Christianity acknowledges a “god of judgment.”  Therefore, divine law, correction, mercy, punishment, and reward are recurring themes.  Focus for the judgment of GOD is not merely upon bad attitudes, naughty behavior, and unsavory conduct.  The living are examined for their expressions of the divine nature, and the possibility of their permanent and continuing value as “life companions” of Christ.

There is a lot more to be said, correctly applied, thoroughly examined, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (3.)  Death is GOD’s tool, however, life is GOD’s intent.  The divine use of death pertains to completion of mortality, purification, rebirth, and the renewal of spirit matter damaged through the operations of sin.  Sin is no material or physical thing a person can hold in their hand, nor is sin spirit matter put forth by GOD.  Sin opposes the continued existence of divine law, Sacred Person, and all Creation.  Yet sin may dominate awareness and self-will in the living.  Death allows resurrection, that does not eliminate sin, yet, permits operations to establish immortality, incorruptibility, and all the other elements of eternal life.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.  No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.  And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.  (2nd Timothy 2:  3-5, KJV)

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Continuing the Scriptures on Scripture format, discernment, judgment and recognizing spirit content in action and speech are in view, today.

 

SOME THOUGHTS ON

12  For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.  (Hebrews 4:  12, KJV)

 

Genesis 2:  7 (KJV)  7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

 

Genesis 6:  5-6 (KJV)  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.  6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

 

1st Chronicles 28:  9 (KJV)  9 And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind:  for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts:  if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.

 

Psalms 10:  4-7 (KJV)  4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God:  God is not in all his thoughts.  5 His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight:  as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.  6 He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved:  for I shall never be in adversity.  7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud:  under his tongue is mischief and vanity.

 

Ecclesiastes 8:  11 (KJV)  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.

 

Psalm 40:  4-6 (KJV)  4 Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.  5 Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward:  they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee:  if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.  6 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened:  burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.

 

Psalms 94:  16-23 (KJV)  16 Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?  17 Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.  18 When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD, held me up.  19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.  20 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?  21 They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.  22 But the LORD is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.  23 And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the LORD our God shall cut them off.

 

Psalms 139:  14-20 (KJV)  14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.  15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.  16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.  17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!  18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.  19 Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God:  depart from me therefore, ye bloody men.  20 For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain.

 

Isaiah 55:  6-13 (KJV)  6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:  7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts:  and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.  8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.  9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.  10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:  11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth:  it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.  12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.  13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree:  and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.

 

Matthew 12:  24-26 (KJV)  24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.  25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:  26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?

 

Revelation 19:  11-16 (KJV)  11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.  12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.  13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood:  and his name is called The Word of God.  14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.  15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations:  and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.  16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

 

There is far more to be said, correctly shared, and spiritually understood.  Readers are encouraged to share Scriptures they feel should be added in the Comments area (see the example, below).  I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.  Jesus is coming.

 

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