IS THE LORD GOD THE AUTHOR OF MORAL EVIL? (six)

 God created the universe

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(6)          As ineffably large God is, in whom alone is contained all knowledge, time and space, you will not find an infinitesimally small evil lurking anywhere in Him. Archives and archives of unfathomable knowledge both known and undisclosed are in Him. Three dimensional is the creationism of time. Scientifically incalculable is the number hidden inside the eternity past; borrowed from eternity is the allotment of time given to created intelligence; and still absolutely indeterminable is the calculation of eternity to come! How big is the scientific measurement of the phenomenon, called the universe? The diameter of the observable universe is approximately 93 billion light-years. If 1 light-year = 9,460,730,472,580,800 metres (exactly), then 1 light-year in km. is 9,460,730,472,580,800 ÷ 1000 which comes to 9,460,730,472,580.8 km. The volume of the universe will be 4⁄3πr³. Half of 93b = 46.5 billion km which brings the calculations to 4/3 × 22/7 × 46,500,000,000 × 46,500,000,000 × 46,500,000,000 × 9,460,730,472,580.8 cu. km. Its calculation is a mind blowing number!

                It comes to the staggering 8,572,232,605,953,543,425,739,632,000,000,000,000,000cu. km. (eight tredecillion, five hundred and seventy two duodecillion, two hundred and thirty two undecillion, six hundred and five decillion, nine hundred and fifty three nonillion, five hundred and forty three octillion, four hundred and twenty five septillion, seven hundred and thirty nine sextillion, six hundred and thirty two quintillion cubic kilometres). Is it not very interesting to note that this humongous space of the universe excludes the very third heaven abode of Divine Majesty? The minutest of evil, the size of the least of the fraction of an office pin poke cannot find its containerising incursion into the Holy One of Israel.

The awesomeness of HIS presence to Moses’ ocular experience

It is quite germane to quote Scriptures to betoken theological didacticism. Isaiah 7:14-15 reads “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. 15) Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.” Immanuel is the exact image of the Most High, God the Father (John 1:14; John 1:18; John 12:45; John 14:9; John 14:10; John 15:24; 2Cor.4:4; Phil 2:6; Col 1:15; Heb 1:3). Immanuel, that is, God, deeming it fit to make man His habitation, prophet Isaiah prophesied, will refuse to do evil. The word ‘refuse’ is ma’ac (maw-as’): ‘1. to spurn. 2. (intransitively) to disappear.’ The ‘evil’ in this verse is the same Hebrew word ra` (rah) adjרָעָהra`ah (raw-awh’), a feminine noun used in every ‘evil’ found in all the verses given, meaning: ‘1. bad. 2. (as noun) evil (natural or moral).’

The LORD God visited Abraham

Numbers 32:13 “And the LORD’S anger was kindled against Israel, and he made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation, that had done evil in the sight of the LORD, was consumed.”  God told them somewhere in Scripture which has the Peterine quoting of “Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy” (1Peter 1:16). The word ‘holy’, hagios (hag’-ee-os), has its origin from hagos (an awful thing) and it means: ‘most holy thing, a saint, sacred (physically pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially consecrated).’ Jehovah is sacredly different from other gods and their goddesses counterparts, whose final destination is hell. Again in Deuteronomy 1:35, the holy God’s anger against intolerable evil is, “Surely there shall not one of these men of this evil generation see that good land, which I sware to give unto your fathers,” which resulted in the annihilation of about two million Israelites, in the wilderness. God gave His covenant word of preserving Abraham’s seeds (Genesis 17:7) but He is too holy to compromise.

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Rid your mind of unscriptural thoughts. Get born again. Say this simple prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”

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UNFORGIVING JEHOVAH? (VI)

”Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?”

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VI)         Judas was bent on this heinous mission of betrayal. I, honestly, do not see the reason why he should not have allowed table manners (since they were eating) to instruct him that wanting more money (having stolen from the ministry’s bag) is tantamount to gluttony, punishable by stoning, according to Divine Law of Moses. The incorrigibility stance of him had wedged stones in his dark heart to enable him to allow the reverberation of “but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born” in his Israelite mind.

Guilty of filthy lucre!

                The offending word ‘betray’ is paradidōmi (par-ad-id’-o-mee) which has a definition of: ‘to give a city or person into another’s hands, (according to Herodotus) esp. as an hostage, to deliver up, surrender, (Latin) dedere, (Herodotus), (Thucydides), etc.; also, with notion of treachery, to betray.’ Judas did not know that he was embarking on a treacherous escapade against the LORD, his God. The truth is that after Judas realized his wrong doing, the Bible says of him in Matthew 27:3 to have “repented himself” the Greek of which is metamellomai (met-am-el’-lom-ahee) meaning: ‘self-pity or regret;’ which is quite different from metanoeō (met-an-o-eh’-o) ‘to think differently or afterwards that is reconsider (morally to feel  compunction)’ of Matthew 3:2. Metanoeō or metanoia (met-an’-oy-ah) –of 2Peter 3:9– is the ‘repentance’ that leads to salvation.

But without faith it is impossible to please him (God): (Hebrews 11:6)

                Faithlessness and disobedience are opprobrious oppugnance to the persona of His awed Deity. These flaws of human proclivity prevent God from His providential role. To those who have been affected by the psyche of Satanism, it is an occasion to thank these human flaws which, according to their thinking, aid the calibration of God’s strength, ergo, His weakness as well. God? Weak!? It can only be a brew from the elements of turpitude! ‘Almighty’ in Greek is pantokratōr (pan-tok-rat’-ore) –which comes from pas (pas) ‘all, any, every, the whole’ & kratos (krat’-os): ‘force, strength;’– and it means: ‘he who holds sway over all things; the ruler of all.’ The opprobry of our faithlessness does not rob God of His dignity. It only informs Him of the choice of our moral agency. The LORD God is a Gentleman!

                The title ‘Almighty’ shows up 57 times in the Bible. 48 times in the Old Testament and 9 times in the New Testament (all begin with a capital letter) and each one is in connection with none other than JEHOVAH God. That any person will, from whatever perception, dump or smear the Living Jehovah God with the persona of asthenia is not only blasphemous and aberrational, it is a didacticism from the philosophical dyslogy of Satanism. As the Almighty, He does not just know all omnisciently, His nonpareil ubiquity is so phenomenal and His omnipotence is magnificently awe inspiring! How can any fool allow his audacity to trace even an infinitesimal debilitation to this God?

                The logical reasoning of fallen man will lead his dementia to a discovery of circumstantially known etiolated breach of God’s nonpareil power. They have no idea who the LORD God truly is. “It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in: 23) That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity” [Isaiah 40:22-23]. If doubt is an element of faith, as propounded by Tillich, it follows that God could probably had betrayed an element of doubt when creating the world by His faith! Beware of these misleading philosophers!  

                Verses 25 & 26 “To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One. 26) Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth.” The erudition of the Old Testament prophet continues his writing in Isaiah 40:28-31 “Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. 29) He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. 30) Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: 31) But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

                God, from the above verses, is this great, powerful and omniscient yet He found it expedient to come to our world to save erring mankind! Pauline insight into Divine protocol scripts in Romans 5:8 pointing out that, But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. How unforgiving can God be? Selah!

Judas, you brought this on yourself!   

            Wash yourself clean from the original sin that takes one to hell for eternity. Get born again by saying this simple prayer:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”  

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UNFORGIVING JEHOVAH? (V)

Samson, the reckless Judge of Israel.

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V)           If God had not an intention to use Samson to destroy Philistine, his office as a Judge in Israel would have been an absolute waste! Let us see what we have in Judges 14:3 “Then his father and his mother said unto him, Is there never a woman among the daughters of thy brethren, or among all my people, that thou goest to take a wife of the uncircumcised Philistines? And Samson said unto his father, Get her for me; for she pleaseth me well.” Samson had got it all wrong from day number one, if you ask me. A national revival did commence in Israel with the putting away of strange wives even to the inclusion of children born into such anomalous families in Ezra 10:3! That was done in conferment with Deuteronomy 7:3. Tragic was the end of Samson, of whom is the true historical recording of the world’s strongest individual ever.

David gripped by the lust of the flesh

                Did David not know what he was getting himself into? Part one of his evil deed is mentioned here: 2Samuel 11:2-4 And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king’s house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon. 3) And David sent and enquired after the woman. And one said, Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite? 4) And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her; for she was purified from her uncleanness: and she returned unto her house.”

“…and hast taken his wife to be thy wife…”

            This is part two of Davidic escapade. And it came to pass in the morning, that David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah. 15) And he wrote in the letter, saying, Set ye Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle, and retire ye from him, that he may be smitten, and die” (2Sam 11:14-15). Whose deed would not face any trial? This is David’s. 2Samuel 12:9 Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in his sight? thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and hast taken his wife to be thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon.”

 David, you’re guilty as charged!

            The consequence of every ill act is an attendant sentence. David’s are found in 2Samuel 12:10, “Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thine house; because thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be thy wife;” and in 2Samuel 12:14 Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also that is born unto thee shall surely die.” Guilty, most definitely, was David, as charged. His first act was against the law of Exodus 20:17 “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.”

Thou shalt not commit adultery -with Bathsheba

                Exodus 20:14 “Thou shalt not commit adultery.” David had carnal knowledge of Bathsheba, the legal wife of, not just another man, but a dutiful soldier, currently fighting for the glory of Israel, of which David is the king! Ironic! Exodus 20:13 says, Thou shalt not kill.” David wrote, edited and directed the plot that sniffed out the life of an innocent Uriah! Exodus 20:15, “Thou shalt not steal.” One of the definitions of ‘taken’ in 2Samuel 12:10, which is lâqach (law-kakh’) means ‘seize’ which implies the use of force. Sleeping with another man’s wife is nothing short of purloining. Murdering her husband with the intention of marrying her is theft as well.

His heart attitude was the bane of Judas’ destruction.

          The heart attitude of Judas, which he could not manage, destroyed him. Matthew 26:21-24 “And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.”  22)“And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I? 23) And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me. 24) The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born.”

(…to be concluded…)

                Wash yourself clean from the original sin that takes one to hell for eternity. Get born again by saying this simple prayer:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”

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UNFORGIVING JEHOVAH? (III)

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III)        They (Zimri & Cozby of Numbers 25:6-15) lack the conduciveness of the comfortable love of God. They must be of Midian i.e. midyân (mid-yawn’) which means: ‘strife.’ Midian is the son of Abraham by Keturah and progenitor of the tribe of Midianites or Arabians defined as: ‘strife, contention, brawling’ the origin of which is a variation for mâdôn (maw-dohn’): ‘object of contention; a contest or quarrel.’ Take a good look at Quranic teachings of Islam and you will understand that the Arabian begotten Islam is in a contest, with the Bible, for the True God. To them, He is nothing but Allah, never JEHOVAH. Their Allah, the creator of determinism that involves intentionalism, from Quranic point, made sure that some people were created for hell fire torture! The Logos, Christ, secernates the Bible from the Qur’an.

Is this inscription not anti-Christianity? Where is the Islamic salaam (peace)?  

            A wise individual will often allow himself a rewarding dose of ratiocinatio. The wise one will not waste time in asking God for the forgiveness of all sins. Praise the Lord!

Lucifer wanted to be the forth in the Godhead!

                Lucifer stepped out of the boundary of mercy, when he led the first putsch against the rainbow administration of the LORD God. Before the celestial treasonable felony, Prophet Ezekiel made known what had transpired billions of years past: Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee (Ezekiel 28:15). Lucifer meant to raise an insurrection when the Bible recorded Revelation 12:4, And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven…” And to perfect his nefariousness, Revelation 12:7 & 8 say, And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8) And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. He earned hell for himself together with the evil fallen angels.

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Cain! Why? How many brothers were on earth?

                Cain stupidly rejected the LORD’s offer. The LORD God spoke to Cain like a good Father does. Genesis 4:6 And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? Cain, like Lucifer, his evil father, busied himself with too much sulking and would not give any respect to his Creator! If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him (Genesis 4:7). The words ‘doest well’ in Hebrew is yatab (yaw-tab’): ‘1. to be (causative) make well, literally (sound, beautiful) or figuratively (happy, successful, right).’ S‘eth (seh-ayth’) is the word for ‘be accepted’ and it means: ‘1. an elevation or leprous scab 2. (figuratively) elation or cheerfulness 3. exaltation in rank or character.’ Cain, how could you display such an egregious audacity before the LORD God, even the Creator?

                Cain would have had his firstborn rank reinstated only if he had followed divine protocol by offering the right sacrifice. ‘Sin,’ from this verse is chatta’ah (khat-taw-aw’) (or chattacth {khat-tawth’}) ‘1. an offence (sometimes habitual sinfulness), and its penalty, occasion, sacrifice, or expiation 2. (concretely) an offender.’ Chatta’ah comes from chata’ (khaw-taw’): ‘1. (properly) to miss 2. (hence, figuratively and generally) to sin 3. (by inference) to forfeit, lack, expiate, repent 4. (causatively) to lead astray, condemn.’ Sin offering, contextually, was all the Lord God was asking for to expiate his disobedience. The verb ‘lieth’ is rabats (raw-bats’): ‘1. to crouch (on all four legs folded, like a recumbent animal) 2. by implication, to recline, repose, brood, lurk, imbed.’ The animal that crouches on all fours is the sacrificial lamb or goat. Do you not have them in abundance, O! Cain!?

They were forewarned in Genesis 2:17

                Adam and his wife knew what was in store for them. Genesis 2:16, And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: The Hebrew for ‘commanded’ is tsavah (tsaw-vaw’) ‘1. (intensively) to constitute, enjoin.’ This constitution makes man a free moral agent. Absolute freedom is chaotic. A codicil comes to make Adam responsible for disobedience in Genesis 2:17, But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. Did he and his wife, Adam the female not know that they would be cutting their lives short by the disobedience? Satanic knowledge killed them.

                Pharaoh knew that the God of Moses could only be the Omnipotent Deity. Exodus 9:13 “And the LORD said unto Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me.” This is the Almighty God, the Creator. He had come to exercise His Almighty power over the mighty Pharaoh and his pantheons of Egyptian adoration. Pharaoh’s rejection of the True God was his destruction. Anyone who rejects the worship of Jehovah, is an Antichrist. Hell bound. The remaining verses were not threats. They served as soteriological evangelism to a heathen Pharaoh and the entire Egypt.

(…to be continued…)

                Wash yourself clean from the original sin that takes one to hell for eternity. Get born again by saying this simple prayer:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”      

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UNFORGIVING JEHOVAH? (II)

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Phinehas had to act like God

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II)       The ‘javelin’ he used is rômach (ro’-makh) meaning: ‘to hurl i.e. spear, lance.’ Phinehas did what Cain (whose name speaks of javelin), the first born of mankind would not do. Phinehas did not fail to protect God’s word and His people. God is no respecter of persons, ergo, the judgment began, possibly with the back of the Israelite -a misrepresentation of God’s own Israel- through the belly of the Midianitish –a representation of heathenish practice of religion– woman. ‘Belly’ in Hebrew is: qôbâh (ko’-baw): ‘maw, stomach (of sacrificial victim); belly (of woman), the abdomen (as a cavity).” The word qôbâh comes from qâbab (kaw-bab’): ‘to curse, to scoop out, that is, (figuratively) to malign or execrate (that is, stab with words).’ God’s child uses nothing but the word of his Saviour to war against the works of evil.

YESHUAH: VERY GOD OF VERY GOD! AMEN!

                God’s child uses nothing but the word of his Saviour to war against the works of evil. God’s Church is a woman. The Midian woman is the falsehood of religion. The Israelite knew how Jehovah hates idolatry. His audacity was quite inexcusable. There is no mercy for a wanton disregard for God’s word. His Word is an Eternal Personality: Jesus Christ; who was, who is and is to come; the Almighty. Amen.

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            Verse 10 of Numbers chapter 25 says, “And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 11) Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, while he was zealous for my sake among them, that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy.  12) Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto him my covenant of peace:  13) And he shall have it, and his seed after him, even the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was zealous for his God, and made an atonement for the children of Israel.” Many times the reason why certain actions are taken is not out of retaliation or bitterness of ill will. Divine indignation calls on one who is sensitive to the directive of the Holy Spirit to address certain issues. Consequences, as a matter of divine adjudicatory exigency, must be faced sometimes. Punishment. Jehovah is not an unforgiving Entity. Equity demands a satiation even from the Ultimate Judge, not because He is subservient to circumstances but simply because it is the law of His eternal Word. The Eternal One will not break even His own law. Amen.

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            It does not surprise me that Phinehas had to feel so responsible. Good people of God should emulate him, not by killing any offender of God’s word, though. Phinehas is the Hebrew pı̂ynechâs (pee-nekh-aws’): ‘mouth of brass or mouth of serpent -which comes from peh (mouth) and nâchâsh (serpent).’ Brass is a scriptural symbolism of judgment. Christians serve as judges of the righteousness of the LORD, their God. Phinehas is the son of Eleazar i.e. el‛âzâr (el-aw-zawr’) meaning: ‘God has helped.’ You cannot do work in His vineyard without His full backing. The Holy Spirit continually infuses you with His divine energy. And without the knowledge of the True Light, Jesus Christ, you lack the wisdom to carry out God’s judgment. Phinehas is well rooted in the name of his grandfather, Aaron, called ‘ahărôn (a-har-one’) in Hebrew and means: ‘light bringer.’ The beam of His light uncovers every iniquity upon which fairness of judgment must consume. Amen! What God’s child does is just to beam the light of Scripture on any issue. Any act of scriptural negation is of the enemy of God. Simple.

Phinehas rid Israel of idolatrous lust

            This is the spiritual credentials of God’s enemy who comes under the gavel of righteousness. Verses 14 and 15 read, “Now the name of the Israelite that was slain, even that was slain with the Midianitish woman, was Zimri, the son of Salu, a prince of a chief house among the Simeonites. 15) And the name of the Midianitish woman that was slain was Cozbi, the daughter of Zur; he was head over a people, and of a chief house in Midian.” Zimri is the Hebraic zimrı̂y (zim-ree’): ‘my music.’ Lucifer, by experience, knows that the very moment he began to sing songs of his own was when he began to drive himself into perdition. Zimri sang and danced to the music that would not eulogise the Creator. Zimri allowed the Devil to provide him with the tenets of his own earthly father called Salu. In Hebrew Salucan besalû, salû’, sâlû’, or sallay (sal-loo’). It has a definition of ‘weighed’ and it comes from sâlâh (saw-law’): ‘to make light of, toss aside; to hang up, that is, weigh, or (figuratively) contemn.’

 The sting of death is sin (1Corinthians 15:56)

                As a matter of fact no Israelite is expected to be this far drawn into apostasy. Zimri refused to be an honourable Simeonite. Simeonites or shim‛ônı̂y (shim-o-nee’) are descendants of Simeon which means: ‘harkening.’ He forsook the words of Jehovah and joined himself to the despicable heathenish Cozbi kozbı̂y (koz-bee’). Cozbi means:my lie, falsehood.’ Falsehood of Satanism is an affront to the eternal existence of God. Cozbi’s father is Zur i.e. tsûr (tsoor): “rock” i.e. precipitous edge of cliff. The ways of falsehood always treads on the dangerous, pathetic paths of precipitousness.

                Wash yourself clean from the original sin that takes one to hell for eternity. Get born again by saying this simple prayer:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”      

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UNFORGIVING JEHOVAH? (I)

“Had I known” has always come too late! Achan!

1)            “Oh yes! It’s perfectly clear to me that you’re such an unforgiving soul!” A wife vented her anger on her husband’s allusion to a past event. “You call yourself a Christian,” she resumed, “but won’t allow my brother the luxury of a teeny-weeny taste of forgiveness for what he did decades ago! Shame on you!” As far as the wife was concerned, “You are a deviation from your Father in heaven.” After moments of what she deemed a ratiocinative venture I heard her whisper, “Well, this God can be so unforgiving sometimes.”

Only eight souls survived the great Deluge

            He should have forgiven the pristine parents of Eden and used that occasion to shame the Devil. Should He not have manifestly appear in Person to warn the Antedeluvian Age of the impending annihilation? If He had shown that magnanimity He would not need come down to meet the Nimrod ruled world to remind them of what their grandparents told them about the deluge and its destruction. So many questions make man think he is or could be smarter than God. Why, ergo, would God choose the path of unforgiveness? Come to the scriptural voyage with me.

            In the book of Exodus 23:20-21 we read of His warning to Israel. 20)“Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. 21) Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him.” This cannot be a created angel. No angel of creationism is vested with pardoning of transgressions in Scripture. This is Christ in His preincarnational walk with the work of His creation. He proved His absolvent equality with the Father in Luke 5:24, “But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house.” We understand from Scripture that “the Father is in me (Jesus), and I in him (Eternal Father) [John 10:38]; and these following verses are in agreement: John 10:30; John 14:11; John 14:20; John 17:11; John 17:21.

                Is Jehovah’s name in Christ? Yes! “Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am” [John 8:58]. ‘I AM’ is God’s title and here in the Book of John it is the Greek Ego Eime, the same as “I AM THAT I AM” of Exodus 3:14. All the names of God are telescoped into the name of Jesus. Remember “…All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth” of Matthew 28:18? When the same God proclaimed Himself He made it crystal clear in Exodus 34:6-7, “And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, 7) 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.”

                This words cannot be that of Joshua as some believe, or from the praying lips of Moses as the Jerusalem Targum scripts and also as Vulgate Latin version puts it. The allusive prayer of Moses in Numbers 14:17-18, “And now, I beseech thee, let the power of my Lord be great, according as thou hast spoken, saying ……” is quite evident the proclamation is from Jehovah. He is merciful and forgiving but He will never condone any act of disobedience. The love of God is, of course, longsuffering but never eternal suffering. Disobedience is an affront to His persona. A classic example is the situation in Israeli camp.

            It is recorded in the Book of Numbers chapter 25 from verse 6 to the 15th. 6) “And, behold, one of the children of Israel came and brought unto his brethren a Midianitish woman in the sight of Moses, and in the sight of all the congregation of the children of Israel, who were weeping before the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.” This looks like a record breaking egregious affront!

The LORD, the LORD…forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin

            Verse 7 reads,“And when Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from among the congregation, and took a javelin in his hand; 8) And he went after the man of Israel into the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her belly. So the plague was stayed from the children of Israel. 9) And those that died in the plague were twenty and four thousand.” Phinehas did what the LORD God would have done to the audacity of his affront.

          Wash yourself clean from the original sin that takes one to hell for eternity. Get born again by saying this simple prayer:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”      

(…to be continued…)

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