Our Bible, a History Book?

It has been said that the Bible is just a history book. That might be correct. But by receiving the Bible we can see why, what, when, and where things went wrong, as well as who was to blame. We can look upon that Book and see things that we can change. Like they say, hindsight is 20/20.

So, do we just believe it is all over, done away with, absolutely out of our hands? Or do we realize history repeats itself? By reading and learning the Bible, we can infer the ending, whether it’s of allowing our humanity to overcome us, or by accepting God’s wisdom and help.

Revelations shows us no real ending. That’s because, like many things, that ending is a reflection of our beliefs. The end is up to our actions, beliefs, and the very talent given us to change human nature.

Do we interpret the Bible literally or spiritually? How about we take it according to our understanding? Would that be such a bad idea? Every word normally has more than one definition. So, if we just understand it according to our own personal levels, we all would probably have answers that we can all discuss. It is called a debate, where you state where you are, another brings up what they know and understand, then we get to compare what we know to what went wrong, by whom, where, why etc..

Church shouldn’t be lectures without a following debate or discussion. We aren’t in a hierarchy in the Body of Christ. There isn’t a head honcho to listen to other than God Almighty. Picture a family reading the Bible. There are several points found: a dad’s view, mom’s, children, and when they are finished, they discuss what they got from those Scriptures. At least that’s what would happen in an ideal setting. That is, however, what a good church should be. Family discovering the views of each member in order to discover the truth of the Scriptures. Men’s, women’s and children’s point of view. All should be heard because any one of them can shed more light on what you think you know. As the Apostles wrote, ‘iron sharpens iron’.

How and why did Israel fall, or how, why, when did the Christians’ fail? We can ask God and search the Scriptures for our answers. Most of all, what did God do when His people failed Him? And what can we expect if we continue on the path this world is going?

We don’t have to go through the Tribulation. We don’t have to let evil overtake us. We just have to learn and look upon the Scriptures with a 20/20 vision. Life can and will be great when we begin to seek one another’s view. There appears to be too many teachers and never enough students.

People seem to live on fear. Somehow they want tribulation, drama, etc. around. They want blood, they want anyone who isn’t like them to just go away, hoping someone else will do away with them. The hate of people, speech, ethnicities, everything seems to have something that will ‘trigger’ someone else. They don’t realize that there are different parts of the body and not all parts function in the same manner.

Think about it, we could end up in Paradise, or hell. It’s all our choice. If it is paradise that we wish to see, then dwell in the love of The Father and The Son by “keeping” the law (Ten Commandments) and testimony (Sermon on the Mount), as directed by God in Deut.6:8-9. May we all one day find Paradise.

Take Away All Sickness

Deuteronomy 7:15
And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee.

Exodus 15:26
And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.

It is with the wisdom of The Father we are told how to avoid diseases. If we obey Him in Deut. 6:8-9 and give heed to His voice by “keeping” the Ten Commandments as directed that we can avoid these problems.

If you believe in The Father and The Son, then give heed to the Sermon on the Mount as well. “Keep” both the law and testimony. For from the heart the mouth speaks. Who’s voice will you give ear to?

Jesus’ Roles?

Most of us know Jesus is The Son of God. What most don’t understand is that He is also The Word of God.

It seems most people think only those who preach are ‘called’, but not so. We need no man teach us if we see ourselves as children of God. We have a Father and a Mother but everyone alive is a child of God, all made in His image. So we are the children, and they are the parents. We all can hear, love and obey our Father and Mother. We need no other to teach us or tell us what God has to say, we can read it all for ourselves and allow His Spirit to both lead and guide us home.

Jesus is The Word, John 1:1-5
The Word God spoke: Exodus 20:1
The Word God wrote: Deuteronomy 4:13
and The Word God made flesh John 1:14. He is our example of The Trinity.

Jesus told us that the road to follow Him would be hard. The Word goes on to say we will go through much tribulation. We must prepare to make it through that tribulation and stand in His day. Let’s not let the world overcome us and prepare for the time when they come to steal, kill, and destroy everything we have accomplished.

It is because of Jesus all things are possible. That we come to know The Father, who we are, and our goal in life. We are told we must obey God, to love Jesus, so how do we do that? That is only two things we must learn to do.

We are told to “keep” God’s commandments so we look up on how to “keep” the Ten Commandments. This is how we are to obey God. So what better way to figure it out than to follow our Perfect Example?

Jesus tells us that if we love Him to “keep” His word even as He kept His Father’s. So how did Jesus “keep” His Father’s Word? That is found in Deut. 6:8-9. So we take the Sermon on the Mount and obey our instructions in Deut..

It is up to those who know and trust in our Lord Jesus Christ to show, preach and teach others who our God is. We have to show how He protects and preserves us and our life’s work. And that requires evidence of our faith. Learn to “keep” both the law and testimony, to wear it, set your borders and protect all you love and own.

Get in the spirit of our God.

Do we even know what that Spirit is? The word from the mouth of God and the words from the mouth of Jesus. In Deut.6:8-9 God teaches us how to get into His Son. If we would get in The Word and learn to love Jesus, we would have the law and testimony we will need to overcome the spirit of the world. Their weapons will not prevail against us if we will learn how to ‘keep’ those things we hold dear.

We can give life, getting it from the book of life, our Bibles. To “keep” The Law (Ten Commandments) and the Testimony (Sermon on the Mount) which gives life, we can overcome our enemies. Let us all learn to keep the Words of God and overcome the spirit of the world. They cannot beat the life our God gives us. Our faith in our God can overcome our enemies. May our God fight for us and help us when we show Him we are His children and we have an enemy who is stronger than us. Obey God, Love Jesus, not too hard, right??