Psalm 86:17 God’s Favor

“Show me a sign for good, that those who hate me may see it and be ashamed, because You, LORD, have helped me and comforted me.”

Psalm 86:17

Shew me a token for good – Hebrew, “Make me a sign for good”. That is, Do that for me in my trouble which will be evidence that You favor me and will save me.

Let there be such an obvious intervention on my behalf that others may see it and be convinced that You are God and that you are the Protector and Friend of those who put their trust in The Lord ….

We need not suppose that the psalmist refers to a miracle. Any intervention which would save him from the hands of his enemies and would rescue him when there seemed to be no help, would be evidence enough so that they could not doubt that he was the friend of God.

“And be ashamed” That is, they would be disappointed and confounded and there would be proof that God was the Protector of all who put their trust in Him.

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Matthew 4:4 Temptation

But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.

Matthew 4:4

“But He answered and said” In reply to this artful temptation, Christ answered by a quotation from the Old Testament.

The passage is found in Deuteronomy 8:3. In that place the discourse is concerning manna. Moses says that the Lord humbled the people and fed them with manna, an unusual kind of food so that they might learn that man did not live by bread only but that there were other things to support life and that everything which God had commanded was proper for this.

From this temptation we may learn:

1. That Satan often takes advantage of our circumstances and wants to tempt us. He often tempts those in need to be discontent and complain and to be dishonest in order to supply their necessities.

2. Satan’s temptations are often the strongest immediately after we have been remarkably favored. Jesus had just been called the Son of God and Satan took this opportunity to try Him. He often attempts to fill us with pride and vain self-conceit then will urge us to do something in an attempt to cause us to sin.

3. His temptations are plausible. They often seem to be only urging us to do what is good and proper. They seem to even sometimes urge us to promote the glory of God and to honor Him. Some of the most powerful temptations of Satan occur when he seems to be urging us to do what might be for the glory of God. We fail in this discernment because of our blind use of pagan holidays …

4. We are to meet the temptations of Satan, as the Saviour did, with the plain and positive declarations of Scripture.

We must understand and realize that Jesus came to us as God in the “flesh” to know what it is to be human, and to be sacrificed as a man for us.

 

Ezekiel 3:21 Warning

“Nevertheless if you warn the righteous man that the righteous should not sin, and he does not sin, he shall surely live because he took warning; also you will have delivered your soul.”

Ezekiel 3:21

This mission made the holy angels rejoice. All this was to convince Ezekiel that the God who sent him had power to bear him out in his work.

He was overwhelmed with grief for the sins and miseries of his people and overpowered by the glory of the vision he had seen. And however sweet retirement, meditation, and communion with God may be, the servant of the Lord must prepare to serve his generation.

The Lord told the prophet He had appointed him a watchman to the house of Israel. If we warn the wicked, we are not chargeable with their ruin.

Though such passages refer to the national covenant made with Israel, they are to be equally applied to the final state of all men under every dispensation.

We are not only to encourage and comfort those who appear to be righteous, but they are to be warned, for many have grown high-minded and secure, have fallen, and even died in their sins.

Surely then the hearers of the gospel should desire warnings and even reproofs.

Self Entitlement

“As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a loyal heart and with a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts and understands all the intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will cast you off forever.”

1 Chronicles 28:9

Know thou the God of thy father – “Knowing God,” in the sense of having a trust in Him, is an unusual phrase in the earlier Scriptures. It rarely occurs anywhere else in the historical books. David, however, uses the phrase in his Psalm 36:10; and its occurrence here may be accepted as evidence that the entire speech is recorded in the actual words of the monarch.

During David’s last sickness, many chief priests and Levites were at Jerusalem. Finding himself able, David spoke of his purpose to build a temple for God and of God’s disallowing that purpose. He opened to them God’s gracious purposes concerning Solomon.

David charged them to cleave stedfastly to God and their duty.

David says, Know thou the God of thy father, and serve Him with a perfect heart and a willing mind. God is made known by His works and word. Revelation alone shows the whole character of God, in His providence, His Holy law, the condemnation of sinners, His blessed gospel, and the ministration of the Spirit to all true believers.

The natural man cannot receive this knowledge of God. But we learn the value of the Saviour’s atonement and of the sanctification of the Holy Spirit, and are influenced to walk in all the Lord’s commandments.

It brings a sinner to his proper place at the foot of the cross as a poor, guilty, helpless person deserving wrath, yet expecting everything from the free mercy and grace of God our Father, the Lord Jesus. Having been forgiven much, the pardoned sinner learns to love much.

Too many people seek forgiveness, yet do not seek change, truth and wisdom. Many believe they are doing right by God, but are decieved and misguided.

Lack of discernment or lack of caring or both are lost to the whole of society. God’s Holy law has been forsaken by us and yet we have the audacity to believe He us has forsaken us …

Self entitlement has been the ruination of churches and societies throughout the ages. Today it’s a far worse plague on mankind than it has ever been.

New World Country Fried

​Folks look. 

This is not the new year. The year doesn’t begin anew until spring. God’s new year, the Passover.

If a product says it’s not a GMO product, it is. If a product says it’s made in the U.S., it wasn’t.

When our soldiers go into the field, it’s to mass murder and pillage for corporate tyranny. They don’t fight for us, they protect an ungodly way of life.

Recently I have read many upon many Scripture that we all ignore or forget about. These things I’ve stated are only few matters covered by those verses. 

In my times of long suffering and overwhelming loss I was witness and victim to more reality and truth about this country, the church and the people in it than most dare to even ponder.

During those times I feared for my soul as much as for so many others. I’ve grown tired of trying to be a messenger. Nobody understands that the church alone is responsible for the foundation of a society. No one is willing to accept that the churches in this country are not being persecuted and shut down simply because they are not in the truth. They’re just like society, pagan and conformed to a false way of life, a counterfeit Christianity. A cult of Christianity. 

Idolatry and fake government has us so badly divided. Protection racket law enforcement has us fearing the wrong things and trusting the wrong people. 

Protesting and letter writing, town meetings and voting are false means for making change. They are deceptive methods of a system created and designed specifically to keep us from going to God and ourselves for self sufficiency …

When this nation was invaded by Columbus and his slave trade ships they started calling it the New World …

Think about that. The last days have been around for centuries. There are only a small number of truly godly hearted people left in this country keeping from being fried. 

We should all endeavor to be counted as one of them … 

Content In Faith And Giving

“Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we may boldly say: “The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”

Hebrews 13:5-6

Here are earnest exhortations to several Christian duties, especially contentment. The sin opposed to this grace and duty is covetousness, an over-eager desire for the wealth of this world, with envy of those who have more than ourselves.

Having treasures in heaven, we may be content with moderate things here. Those who cannot be so would not be content though God raised their condition.

Adam was in paradise yet not content; some angels in heaven were not content; but the apostle Paul, though abased and empty, had learned in every state, in any state, to be content.

Christians have reason to be content with their present lot. This promise contains the sum and substance of all the promises; I will never, no, never leave thee, no, never forsake thee.

In the original there are no less than five negatives put together, to confirm the promise: the true believer shall have the gracious presence of God with him in life, at death, and forever. Men can do nothing against God and God can make all that men do against His people, to turn to their good.

“And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.”

2 Corinthians 9:8

Not the large, anybody come community meals and these organized, regulated systems of handouts. That does more to enable the users than helping the genuine needy …

Money bestowed in charity, may to the carnal mind seem thrown away, but when given from proper principles, it is seed sown, from which a valuable increase may be expected.

It should be given carefully. Works of charity, like other good works, should be done with thought and design. Due thought, as to our circumstances, and those we are about to relieve, will direct our gifts for charitable uses.

Help should be given freely, be it more or less; not grudgingly, but cheerfully.

While some scatter, and yet increase; others withhold more than is fitting, and it tends to poverty.

If we had more faith and love, we should waste less on ourselves, and sow more in hope of a plentiful increase.

Can a man lose by doing that with which God is pleased?

He is able to make all grace abound towards us, and to abound in us; to give a large increase of spiritual and of temporal good things. He can make us to have enough in all things; and to be content with what we have.

God gives not only enough for ourselves, but that also wherewith we may supply the wants of others, and this should be as seed to be sown.

We must show the reality of our subjection to the gospel, by works of charity. This will be for the credit of our profession, and to the praise and glory of God.

Let us endeavor to copy the example of Christ, being unwearied in doing good, and deeming it more blessed to give than to receive.

Blessed be God for the unspeakable gift of His grace, whereby He enables and inclines some of His people to bestow upon others, and others to be grateful for it; and blessed be his glorious name to all eternity, for Jesus Christ, that inestimable gift of His love, through whom this and every other good thing, pertaining to life and godliness, are freely given unto us, beyond all expression, measure, or bounds.