God gives us specific, high standards to uphold, but when
they are not upheld according to instructions, God gets our attention any
way possible. The leaders in the Bible were told to build Noah's Ark, the
Ark of the Covenant and Solomon's Temple to God’s exact specifications.
Mishandling was not tolerated and could lead to death. When King David
sinned, he was punished along with a multitude of citizens, and only when
David repented and followed God's instructions did he set the example as a
national leader for all others to follow. When it came to cleansing the
nation for the coming of Christ, it was Ezra and Nehemiah who set God's
What would happen if the LORD was about to return, and He
saw that His land had been taken over by Christ-hating blasphemers who
removed the Ten Commandments and replaced them with temple prostitutes,
gambling palaces and the tables of the moneychangers? I think He has seen
it by the speed with which judgment has arrived. Since sin is described in
the Bible as the transgression of the Law, and few know or care, that
explains why we are under judgment and our enemies rule over us as
described in Deut. 28 among other places. Divided
loyalties are unacceptable.
A televangelist's newsman in the Israeli nation once taped
the visiting Chinese leader who was complimenting the Israelis on their
Communist conspiracy, but the Virginia evangelist declared that if we
don't help the Israelis, God will be angry at us. However, if we help the
ungodly and those who hate the LORD, God says He will bring His wrath down
upon us as He is doing. The story of the Gibeonites is a warning about
enemies in disguise. We are making the same mistake that Joshua made
to his sorrow.
A man on Glenn Beck's television news said that it is the
international corporations that are bringing this nation down, and that
the Israeli Lobby and the oil companies are wrecking our foreign policy.
However, the sheep are the ones who line up for the anti-Christian
schools, junk food, dangerous medicine, shots and dentistry, raunchy
entertainment and faulty merchandise. They are ones who celebrate all of
the heathen holidays. It is also the sheep who have allowed God's house to
become a den of thieves and a second Tower of Babel.
Jesus said that no one can have two masters.
We are told to
distinguish between the holy and profane. The many nations of Jacob are
called holy, but the small nation of his twin brother, Esau, is called
profane. Like the rest of the heathen, the Red Edomites always followed
the Jacobites around to benefit from their bounty. One group of Reds
returned to the Middle East, but the other stayed in the West to fulfill
Volume 3, 2008