Are You a Hypocrite?

If you have seen the news much at all in the last few days, you have seen the very people preaching acceptance of a decision that you don’t like, protesting a decision that they don’t like. It seems like God might be trying to show us something.

Could it be that what God is showing us by using the immigrants, both illegal and those who don’t wish to assimilate, and the protesters, is that Christians themselves are hypocrites, as well as ignorant. You see, many Christians want those who come to their native countries to learn their ways and abide by their laws. Yet, they want, and expect, to enter God and Jesus’ Kingdom, and never change. They refuse to abide by Their Law or learn Their ways. Isn’t that the definition of a hypocrite? Or is it more like stupidity? Maybe both?

If you have a job that wants to transfer you and yours to another nation, would you want to learn that nation’s ways as not to offend them? And maybe, you would learn their laws so you could stay out of jail? Have we forgotten the old proverb “when in Rome do as the Romans”?

Do you really thing our Father will allow those who refuse His Ways as well as refuse His Laws, into His Kingdom? I think not. If you think He will, you might do well to think again!

God gave Israel His Laws, we call them The Ten Commandments and they are found in Exodus 20. He also gave Moses His Ways. One would do well to learn and practice His Laws and Ways, if you are wanting to dwell in His Kingdom. You may not get it right, but at least you will know more than you do, and your effort will show God that you are looking forward to dwelling in His perfect paradise.

He gave us both His Laws and His ways, just in case there is anyone alive today who wants to live with Him. I’m one, how about you? At least we will show Him, however clumsy we might be, that we are His children!

Returning the Love and Respect Given Us

Is God focused on perfection? And if so, is it physical, spiritual, or both? If you’ve read the laws in the first five books of the Bible, the five books of Moses, it does appear as if God was obsessed with physical perfection. Is that really true though? Can those obsessed with the ideas of a ‘master race’ be right? I think we may have missed the glaringly obvious.

How many times have you heard that The Ten Commandments deal with our relationship with God, and our relationship with our neighbor? If you live in the “Bible Belt,” it’s a lot. Now for the glaringly obvious. If the greatest laws of God’s kingdom, The Ten Commandments, deal with respect for God and respect for your fellow man, then wouldn’t the rest of God’s laws follow suit?

You see, the rest of the laws in the Books of Moses expand upon The Ten Commandments. So, we need to look at these laws within that framework.

Let’s not get into the sexual laws. These laws tend to anger people for the fact that God doesn’t like certain lifestyle choices, and I’m not getting into any fights. If you have a problem, take it up with God.

If we take God’s guidelines for the priestly line, you’ll notice a similar vein running through it. If you have pimples, you are either too young to be a temple priest, or you might be sick. Hunchbacks were either too old to be serving, or it was a bad back. Do you remember what was a t stake for a temple-priest? There was a lot of lifting, hauling, burning, cleaning, and otherwise strenuous labor. God’s guidelines had it so that only those in the prime of their lives, at the peak of their strength could be temple-priests. The others could always volunteer, but they wouldn’t risk their lives trying to haul slabs of beef and oxen around.

Even the fact that God advises women to stay in their father’s house until they are married, is a sign of respect. God is trying to tell women that there are some sneaky boys out there that will take advantage of a single woman.

Just remember that God is not a man. And, unlike men, God follows His own law. God wouldn’t tell us to not respect one person over another, and then do so Himself. He does things a certain way for our benefit, just like any loving Father would. Maybe it’s time we start viewing those laws in the proper manner. It’s like Momma and Daddy telling you to stay in the yard. Besides, Jesus brought His expansion to The Ten Commandments to an even higher standard. When you do things out of love for God and your fellow man, you do them with respect.

When you love someone, you will try to please them. God wants us to have a pleasant life. It’s time we start returning that love.

Seal, Mark, or Sign

I am not one who likes to use fear in order to get people to see or do what I think they should do.

So, being a simple but to the point kinda person that I am, I will state it like I see it and let you react in the manner you think appropriate.

Fist let’s see the difference between the seal, mark and sign.

Seal–This would be the Ten Commandments themselves.

Mark–This is something that is forced upon you or someone else. There is no choice in the matter.

Sign–This is something that you choose to put upon yourself! This is key, you made the choice.

So you see, no reason to fear. People just need to act now and apply the seal they want before they receive the mark of the beast. Act now, while you have a choice, or wait and it will be made for you by the beast. Not a problem.

Remember the seal of God is the whole Ten Commandments, bound and placed in a pocket or hem. We make what we call leaves. Just a knitted or crocheted work big enough to hold the Ten Commandments. Then it can be tied onto anything or anyone.

Also know that most people tend to want to shorten or change the Ten Commandments. DO NOT DO THIS! Add nothing to nor take anything from the Commandments. I use a cut and paste as to make no mistakes. Biblegateway.com has a good copy from the King James translation. Choose King James (it’s out of copyright, public domain, you can’t get in trouble for using it’s verses.) and then look up Exodus 20:2-17.

Seal your family, house, stuff etc.. Give everything to God by tagging everything. Leave the beast nothing.

If you don’t believe in God, kindly disregard this article/site.

The Ten Commandments

Up until the mid-1950’s, American schools showcased the Ten Commandments. Sometimes they were immortalized in plaques, other times it was on posterboard. Then, Ms. O’Hair came on the scene. On the surface, it would seem that she was acting out of her desire to see all references of God removed from the schools. But, could it be otherwise?

Let me ask you something. Could it be that God used Ms. O’Hair in order to encourage those of us who believe in His Word to bring it home, so to speak? It is a common thread throughout the Bible that God’s Word was for the individual. Yes, there were laws specific to the kings and the priests, but we aren’t talking about those. The Laws God spoke to the whole congregation of Israel, to both man and woman, adult and child, servant and freeman, were the Ten Commandments. These are things we should be applying personally.

Jesus warned us to worry about the log in our own eyes before we start nit-picking other people’s problems. So, all of you who are condemning America for removing God from the schools, answer me something. Do you have God in your home? Have you asked Him to protect your borders? How about your children and your own body?

I’m guessing that at most, you have the Ten Commandments in one room. And that’s if you don’t think that it’ll ruin the décor. Call me cynical, but it seems to me that crosses are easier to beautify.

Well, guess what. God doesn’t say that you have to be blatant about the Ten Commandments. In fact, Jesus condemned the Pharisees over the showy aspects of their faith. All God says you should do is to bind the Ten Commandments and wear them on your head and hand, to stick them to your doorposts, and even to your gates. This idea means that nobody has to know. It becomes something private between you and your God.

That amount of privacy means that you can look like you are just wearing a cap or hat, but you would have God watching your thoughts. It may appear that you’re wearing a wristband in support of fighting a certain disease, but you have God watching out for you. That pretty doily on a table, just might be hiding the Ten Commandments.

You see, it’s not that hard to hide God’s Word in your house, or on your body. That means no atheist can grouse over the Ten Commandments being in public. Plus, God may be willing to reward you for your private worship.

Before you say that if you can’t read the Ten Commandments then what good are they, let’s consider something. Is there any sane person who thinks that just because you can’t see a virus, germ, or bacteria with the naked eye, they become harmless? This is part of God rewarding in public that which He sees in secret. Publicity, in this area, is vastly overrated. Viruses can be deadly and you can’t see them. Why can’t God’s Word heal in the same minutiae? And if your preacher says that you don’t have to do the Old Testament, just drop the tithes one week and see if he changes his tune.

The Big Debate?

We are a small group of people who came together by the grace of God. Together we have: read, studied, and practiced the Bible.

We are not debaters, nor teachers or preachers, but we are just people who found some interesting things in our 30-40 years of study etc.. We thought we would share them with those who might care to know. Those whose minds are open to trying the “hail Mary” play. Those who, maybe, have tried everything else.

These days, many are searching for God. Soon, we pray, He will witness with someone and we will know “His people”. Until then all we can do is share information and keep trying.

“Keeping Commandments” seems to be the big debate. As we see it, keeping Commandments is a choice. God made His Law for Him. It is His Law and our choice is, do we want to live under His Law or die under our own?

You see God really does love us. He didn’t have to make sure we received His Law. He could have denied us the Life His Law gives. Love, yeah, you’ve heard it all before. But we aren’t talking about the type of love you use when you describe your favorite flavor of ice cream.

God stood upon the mount and spoke His Commandments, His Word.

Then God, with His own finger, wrote the Ten Commandments, His Word.

The He did something that will boggle your mind. He took His Word, had Him born through a woman and calls Him Jesus. Jesus is “The Word”, and that’s how The Law, God’s Law was hung on the cross.

So The Ten Commandments is Jesus, in spirit, in word, and in flesh. Our Trinity. Three, yet one. Our God is One. The Word (Commandments).

More to the heart of the matter: Our Founding Fathers saw them so important, that God’s Word was engraved in many of our capital buildings. They set our gate at Ellis Island with The Commandments. They opened schools where the Bible could be read and discussed.

This land was blessed because of the work of our Founding Fathers. But they didn’t quit there. They went on to grace us with the ultimate Constitution (God’s providence?). So if we fail now it is only ourselves to blame. To “keep” the Commandments and forsake not the law of our Mother, should be our goal of life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness and to honor our Mother and Father.

So the most important choice one has in this lifetime is whether or not you will cling, keep, abide in truth, The Commandments.

Psalms 119:151 Thou art near, O Lord; and all thy commandments are truth.

Psalms 119:142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.

Let’s not argue with those who won’t keep the Commandments, after all, they, too, have a right to choose. Each in their own time, maybe we all will come to repentance, real repentance.

Amen

Please feel free to peruse the remaining pages in this blog. Much of what we believe is explained therein.

The Spoken Word, Written Word, and Word Made Flesh of God

Exodus 20:1 And God spake all these words, saying,

2 I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

7 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:

11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

13 Thou shalt not kill.

14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.

15 Thou shalt not steal.

16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

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.
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As it was mentioned in the comments, this is something that I think should be well-known.