For Those Who Believe in the Bible…

Protecting Your Family in the Days to Come

We tried to make this a quick study, as we know that time is a valuable commodity that many have in short supply. I know you’re probably tired of Scriptures being thrown at you, but bear with us, and read them thoroughly. So let’s get started.

Genesis 26:5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

The father of the faithful kept everything God gave him and we are instructed to do the same. Keeping of God’s Commandments and law runs throughout the Bible.

Deuteronomy 4:40 Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, for ever.

Deuteronomy 5:10 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.

He offers mercy to those who do, and it allows us to show Him we love Him.

Deuteronomy 5:29 O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!

Keeping Commandments shows Him that we want our children taken care of.

Deuteronomy 7:9 Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;

That would include even us.

Deuteronomy 8:11 Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day:

See, forgetting God comes from not keeping the Commandments. We are not told by God to memorize His Commandments, but to wear them and to apply them to our homes.

Deuteronomy 6:8-9 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.

That’s enough from the Law, let’s go into the Prophets.

Proverbs 2:6 For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of His mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs:3:1-2 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments; for length of days, and long life, and peace shall they add to thee.

So, the Lord gives us wisdom, and we should keep the commandments in our hearts. How do we do that?

Proverbs 6:20-21 My son, keep thy father’s commandments, and forsake not the law of thy mother. Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck.

Proverbs 5:7 Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth.

Keep them, be faithful to His Word for He is faithful

Psalm 121:7 The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.

Must evil effect every family as thoroughly as death, before people will act. Obey God, He is head of America. When someone approaches us, we don’t know their intent, we don’t/can’t read their heart. God can and every Christian should protect themselves utilizing His help.

Psalm 121:8 The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

Protect your family, your home, your belongings. Wrap everything in the words of His mouth. Remember, they come to still, kill and destroy.

Psalm 121:5 The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.

And now for the New Testament.

Matthew 5:19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

God gave us His written Word that we may teach them to our children. And establish them in our home.

John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.

John 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

John 15:10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.

Revelation 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

It seems like we are back to God’s advice about keeping His Commandments, and the law of thy mother. I’ll give you one hint, we call it a ‘motherland’ for a reason.

Our Trinity.
Spoken Word = Ten Commandments
Written Word = Ten Commandments
God’s Word made flesh = Jesus, the Law that hung on the cross = Ten Commandments. Can you see Holy, Holy, Holy? That “law” that hung on the cross was Jesus. That Law God wrote on your heart is Jesus.

2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Proverbs 2:1 My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;

Our preachers tell us to give everything to God. That would be binding His Word and applying it to everything. Your family, your home and all belongings.

Proverbs 3:24 When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.

Deuteronomy 6:24 And the LORD commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as it is at this day.

Might I suggest you look up the word “commandments” or “words of my mouth” on http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org

May God go with you and yours to protect and keep all you hold dear.

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Change Courses

I’m sure you know by now that voting season is upon us. If not, how have you navigated the internet? I truly would like to know your secret.

Well, back to my point. It’s voting season, and this year is a presidential run. Our choices are what they are, and being that isn’t the point of this article, I’ll not get into them here. Suffice it to say, that many are concerned about the direction our country is heading in.

Now I have a novel way to see our parties. Picture a path that forks every so often. This would be the road that America is heading down, the forks in the path represents election years. Now, picture America having a nickel, and she flips it. Heads, and she takes the right-handed path. Tails, and she takes the left.

Theoretically, America is getting the same nickel. But, if America goes too far down the left-handed branches, she ends up in a totalitarian government of communism or fascism. And if America goes too far down the right-handed paths, she will end up in another style of totalitarian government, this one a theocracy.

Totalitarian governments are ruled by men. It’s where these men claim their power that is different. Communism and fascism both claim the good of the people as their power source, the only difference is in scope. Fascism is concerned with a certain country, whereas communism wants the world. A theocracy claims the will of God as it’s power source, or–more accurately–a man is claiming that his will is the will of God.

Our Founders didn’t want any form of totalitarianism. So our only answer is, if we have been heading down one series of branches for too long, then we change course. That means, if a left-leaning viewpoint is in power for too long, switch to a right-leaning viewpoint. It’s not easy. The status quo doesn’t like change, no matter how many people cry for it.

Let’s keep America on the middle pathway. The ditch is deep, and it’s a long, and probably deadly, fall if we stray too far to the left or the right. Let’s not be afraid of change. Let’s know our God has us. Switch courses, before you, your family, neighbors, and, yes, our very country, falls off of the cliff.

The Absolute Truth?

I’m sure you’ve seen the memes about how “what’s true for you, isn’t necessarilly true for me.” Oddly enough, this seems to be a popular idea. Even, the more recent Star Wars’ films got into the idea by claiming, “Only the Sith deal in absolutes. ” I may be parphrasing, that was the gist of the matter.

But that isn’t true. There are absolute truths. there’s the law of gravity, for one thing. Mathematics is considered a universal lanuage for a good reason. 1 + 1 better equal two wherever you are, unless you are trying to explain procreation to you child.

If you take the idea of absolute truths away, you find that personal responsibility starts to fade away. Lawlessness begins to rule. Why? Simply because truth has become relative. Just because you see stealing as wrong, doesn’t mean that the mugger on the street does.

The is why confusion and ignorance is running rampant. Truth has been darkened by too many grey areas. Either gravity exists or it doesn’t. Absolute truth exists for if it doesn’t then humanity has no hope. There must be a standard to raise people with strong morals and wisdom.

Keeping the Commandments?

God’s prophets, our preachers, Jesus’ disciples, everyone continues to tell us to ‘keep’ the Commandments of God. Yet, only God Himself tells us how to do so in Deuteronomy. Maybe God is trying to protect us with His Word, His Spirit. Why else would He tell us to wear Them?

Would you consider trying it God’s way? Comment below.

Sacrifices?

If you took a tenth of your income, or tenth of your labor, or a tenth of your time, whatever you see that God is giving you, and applied it toward the good of your family, nation, or world, is your sacrifice any less than the one who gave more? If you’ve given what you can, then no sacrifice is greater.

What do you think? Comment below.

Separation of Church and State?

Many of us think there should be separation between church and state. And I would agree with you in part. Let me explain. I see Jesus as King, which would put Him over the state. And I see Jesus as Priest, which would put Him over the church. It’s not that one handles religion and the other must stay away and out of their churches etc.. But each had their job to do and one should not try to do the other.

But, in either position they each have an important job to do. The Government should believe in Jesus, as does the church. It isn’t for the Government to overtake the churches, no more than any church should overtake the government.

No single church should run the government as the government should never run the church. So you see, I believe our children should be taught the Ten Commandments in school. Just as well they need instruction on the Constitution. Those writings that made America should be given to our children. The Law of their Mother, as well as the Commandments of their Heavenly Father, should be well known by every adult.

Those who serve us should know Jesus, some as King, some as Priest. And everyone should come to know Jesus personally.

Teach your children what made America great, teach them to cling to it, and teach their children, and every generation after them. May what made America great remain forever in the hearts and minds of all who dwell therein. Amen.