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Thursday, October 23 2014

Job 13: Distant Eyes

"But having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the Earth"

Many people today are still spiritually-retarded (don't worry, their time of joyous healing is coming - just like it did for all before them; see The Healing Spirit and The Harvest Prophecies) by the very foolish delusion that those who look to and live by the Holy Bible are "behind the times." The reality however is that those who understand the Word of God are far ahead of the expiring "Babylon" world of confusion ("Babylon" literally means confusion) and putrid perversion that physically destroys those who fall into it.

The carnal world of Satanic rebellion (the LORD offers true freedom, while Satan peddles his dead-end "free-dumb"; see Liberation, Not Liberal-ation) is going to cease to exist, while the Kingdom of God is going to be forever. The people of the LORD (Who was and is Jesus Christ - see Genesis 1: In The Beginning Was The Word and The Kingdom Of The LORD God i.e. Moses was "Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt" verse 26 below), from the most ancient times, all knew it.


"11:8 By faith Abraham [see A Biography Of Abraham: The Genealogy Of Abram], when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. 11:9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: 11:10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God." (Hebrews 11:8-10 KJV)

"11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. 11:14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. 11:15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. 11:16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city." (Hebrews 11:13-16 KJV)

11:24 By faith Moses [see Israel In History and Prophecy: Moses], when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter; 11:25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; 11:26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward. 11:27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible. 11:28 Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them." (Hebrews 11:24-28 KJV)

The courage of the people of the LORD was based upon their ability to "see" the future time when the LORD is going to restore the Earth to the Paradise of which it was created.

"11:32 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets: 11:33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 11:34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. 11:35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection: 11:36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: 11:37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; 11:38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

11:39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: 11:40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect." (Hebrews 11:32-40 KJV)

Amidst the great tribulation that was inflicted upon him by Satan (see How Did The Devil Challenge Job To Commit A Satan? and What Did Satan Do To Job's Soul?) and the false accusations by his friends (see Innocent Until Proven Guilty and A Friend In Deed), Job too, saw it all very well: "Lo, mine eye hath seen all this, mine ear hath heard and understood it" (see Job's Prophecy Of The Resurrection; also What Was In The Heart Of Job's Tabernacle?, Let Both Grow Together Until The Harvest, The Seed Of Fools, The Appointed Time, The Spirit Of The Mountains and The Thinker From The Soil).

"13:1 Lo, mine eye hath seen all this, mine ear hath heard and understood it.

13:2 What ye know, the same do I know also: I am not inferior unto you. 13:3 Surely I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God. 13:4 But ye are forgers of lies, ye are all physicians of no value. 13:5 O that ye would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom. 13:6 Hear now my reasoning, and hearken to the pleadings of my lips. 13:7 Will ye speak wickedly for God? and talk deceitfully for him? 13:8 Will ye accept his person? will ye contend for God? 13:9 Is it good that he should search you out? or as one man mocketh another, do ye so mock him? 13:10 He will surely reprove you, if ye do secretly accept persons. 13:11 Shall not his excellency make you afraid? and his dread fall upon you? 13:12 Your remembrances are like unto ashes, your bodies to bodies of clay.

13:13 Hold your peace, let me alone, that I may speak, and let come on me what will. 13:14 Wherefore do I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in mine hand? 13:15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him. 13:16 He also shall be my salvation: for an hypocrite shall not come before him. 13:17 Hear diligently my speech, and my declaration with your ears. 13:18 Behold now, I have ordered my cause; I know that I shall be justified. 13:19 Who is he that will plead with me? for now, if I hold my tongue, I shall give up the ghost.

13:20 Only do not two things unto me: then will I not hide myself from thee. 13:21 Withdraw thine hand far from me: and let not thy dread make me afraid. 13:22 Then call thou, and I will answer: or let me speak, and answer thou me. 13:23 How many are mine iniquities and sins? make me to know my transgression and my sin. 13:24 Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and holdest me for thine enemy? 13:25 Wilt thou break a leaf driven to and fro? and wilt thou pursue the dry stubble? 13:26 For thou writest bitter things against me, and makest me to possess the iniquities of my youth. 13:27 Thou puttest my feet also in the stocks, and lookest narrowly unto all my paths; thou settest a print upon the heels of my feet. 13:28 And he, as a rotten thing, consumeth, as a garment that is moth eaten." (Job 13:1-28 KJV)

Fact Finder: What does the Word of God mean by "they were strangers and pilgrims on the Earth"?
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This Day In History, October 23

42 BC: During Rome's Republic-era civil wars (see The Politics Of Rome), Mark Antony (a later ally of Cleopatra; see The Cleopatra Connection) and Octavian (Octavian, later known as Caesar Augustus, was the Roman imperial king who declared the famous census that resulted in Jesus Christ fulfilling the prophecy of being born in Bethlehem i.e. "2:1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed" Luke 2:1 KJV; see Does Rome Have Christ's Birth Certificate? and A History Of Jerusalem: Pompey And The Caesars) defeated the forces of Brutus at the Second Battle of Philippi. Brutus (best known for taking a leading role in the assassination of Julius Caesar) committed suicide after the battle.

The Assassination of Julius Caesar

425: Amidst the political and military crumbling of the Roman Empire, Valentinian III was proclaimed Roman Emperor at the age of 6. The original Roman Empire was superseded by the German Empire (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).

1086: Almoravid armies defeated Alfonso of Castile near Badajoz, thereby establishing a Muslim foothold in Spain (see also The Prophet Daniel: Kings Of The North and South).

The Muslim World

1295: The first treaty of the "Auld Alliance" between Scotland and France against England was signed in Paris.

1641: Over 50,000 people were massacred when Catholics rebelled against Protestants in Ireland.

1642: The Battle of Edgehill was fought. It was the first major conflict of the English Civil War between royalists under King Charles I and the Parliamentarians. Both sides claimed victory.

1679: The "Meal Tub Plot" against James II of England.

1694: British (82 years before the rebellion of the New England colonies that Britain established in the wilderness over a century earlier, and decades before the English of "New England" took control of "New France") colonial forces led by Sir William Phipps failed in their attempt to seize Quebec from France. After a battle in which Phipps lost over 400 men, he sailed back to Boston.

1707: The first Parliament of Britain began.

1861: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln suspended the legal writ of habeas corpus for all military-related cases.

1867: The Canadian Senate was established by Royal Proclamation.

1911: The first use of aircraft in war; an Italian observation plane in Libya during the war between Turkey and Italy to decide which country would rule Libya.

1942: During the Second World War, British tanks and mechanized infantry under Bernard Montgomery launched a major offensive against Adolf Hitler's Nazi army (see Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion) under Erwin Rommel at El Alamein in Egypt. It was one of the major tank battles of human history (listen also to our Sermon The European World Wars).

1944: The Soviet Union invaded Hungary.

1946: The second part of the first assembly of the United Nations began in New York. The first part had been held in London in January and February.

1954: Allied control permitted occupied West Germany to become a sovereign state. It was then allowed to rebuild its military and join NATO (see Ein Volk! Ein Reich! Ein Euro!).

1956: The Hungarian Revolution against their communist leaders and the Soviet presence began with a large demonstration in Budapest. In the days that followed, the Stalinist leader Erno Gero resigned, and reformer communist Imre Nagy stepped in to form a new government that included several non-communists; he also announced the restoration of a multi-party system, that Hungary would withdraw from the Warsaw Pact, and declared the country's neutrality. The Soviet army invaded and put down the revolution less than 2 weeks later.

1973: U.S. President Richard Nixon agreed to release Oval Office tape recordings to Watergate criminal investigators.

1973: A United Nations sanctioned cease-fire officially ended the Yom Kippur war between Israel and Syria (see A History Of Jerusalem: War And Peace).

1983: 237 U.S. Marines were killed when a suicide bomber drove a truck filled with explosives into the barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. Another bomber attacked the French military installation and killed 58 troops there.

1996: Pope John Paul II released a statement saying that Darwin's theory of evolution is "more than a hypothesis." The statement was considered the Vatican's clearest and most comprehensive in support of the un-Biblical theory of a Godless "creation." The supposed logic of Darwin's "clear and overwhelming" evidence (despite the "missing link" never having been found, because it never existed, although a number of later-proven fakes have been assembled and displayed over the years by supposed men of science who were determined, at all costs, to "prove" their hypothesis - and the fact that Darwin himself never taught evolution in the way that people today say that he did - listen to our Sermon Darwin's Theory of Evolution) is very similar to when humans, including "great men of science," believed that the sun orbited the earth. Despite the "overwhelming evidence" that the sun moved across the sky, it was an illusion that millions of intelligent people were wrong about - the apparent movement of the sun across the sky is caused by the rotation of the earth (a reality that Bible-believers were well aware of thousands of years before "science" realized that the earth was a spinning globe - see No 'Flat Earth' In The Bible).

1998: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat signed the Wye River Memorandum (a "land for peace" agreement) in Washington.

2011: A powerful magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck Van Province, Turkey, killing 582 people and injuring thousands.


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