The authenticity-invincibility of the Word of God

Have you ever wondered if the Bible is reliable source of information? Well it is, and here is why! The Bible was written over a period of at least fifteen centuries. Representing a host of different cultures, customs, and languages. With very dissimilar agenda’s considering the varying times that separated their lives. Yet they were able to put together a prophetic story with stunning accuracy. How? Read On!

This included reasons for errors based upon endless translations through the centuries. Where all of the above complexities could come into play and ruin this great godly road map for humanities long historical prophetic journey. Written by the greatest collection of prophetic historians assembled by none other than the WORD of GOD. Who is this mysterious character?

What is to follow is just a short journey, as to why the WORD of GOD is authentic and therefore dependable. This great manual the scriptures, has the answer for what plagues individuals. And what plagues individuals, dooms the nations. The cure is at our finger tips  Our scriptures, is it a perfect manual? No! It contains oversights, mistakes here and there, but errors distorting the eternal message no! It contains the perfect prescription for what ails humanity and providing the cure. Thus preserving, in our case America.

It started this way, “Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the LORD said unto me, Behold! I have put my words into your mouth,” Jeremiah 1:9. A theme that runs from Genesis through Revelation. Forever sealing that God would always preserve his word through time. Do not attempt to understand it because it’s beyond human understanding. It’s a supernatural miracle by God into the affairs of his creation. Just like it’s impossible to comprehend the birth of an infant. Which has no life, until God moves upon that child miraculously and breathes the breath of life into it, and then the child becomes a soul. Grounded as truth and not opinion from, Genesis 2:7.

It manifests itself in this manner, “For this cause, also we thank God without ceasing. Because when you received the WORD of GOD which you heard from us, you received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the WORD of GOD which effectually works also in you that believe.” 1 Thessalonians 2:13.

And when the WORD of GOD works effectually in a believer-from the far past-to the present-and well into the future. The authenticity of the WORD of GOD will be preserved, as invincible. It is the eternal promise, as God said to Jeremiah, Behold! I have put my words in your mouth. With that theme continuing, “For the WORD of GOD is living and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword. Piercing even to the dividing asunder of the soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow. And is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart,” Hebrews 4:12. Slowly, and carefully reread those words because it guarantees the perseverance of the WORD of GOD for all eternity. Because the WORD of God is the blood drenched persona grata of Jesus Christ! (Scriptural texts:Revelation 19:13).

Meaning to keep secure the authenticity and invincibility of the WORD of GOD in spite of the seemingly insurmountable difficulties. As authentic and invincible as the following, “The grass withers, and the flower fads, but the WORD of GOD shall stand forever,” Isaiah 40:8. Because, “In the beginning the WORD of GOD was with GOD and the WORD was GOD,” John 1:1. “And the WORD was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory as the only begotten of the Father, full of truth,” John 1:14. Indissoluble by the very breath of God which dwells in us. Because it is what made us human in the beginning, and continues today as God’s testimony to humanity. It’s His historical documentation for life and time stamped from Genesis 2:7.

One last thought, when God in his providence, withdraws His breath, that is what extinguishes life. Man can’t live on his, or die on his own. That is what is meant by man’s days are numbered from beginning to end, Job 14:5. But there is a future which will be discussed tomorrow.

A date with happenchance

With war and baseball on the horizon. Here’s a tale about happenchance that involves both of them. Happenchance is about being in the right place at the right time. Even during the intensity of major war battles, where death is more probable.

Our protagonist, a rather unknown fellow, now deceased. But death, though it wanted him in a desperate way, had to wait eighty five years to capture him.

During the battles that claimed thousands of American lives, the Normandy invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. There he emerged unscratched, but four times a soldier next to him was killed.

When our American heroes shipped home in 1945, he was bumped from a transport flight at the last minute. Happenchance was on his side again, as death couldn’t capture him. Although all those on board for home never made it alive, as the plane crashed.

Now home, he resumed his baseball career. Traveling with the class B Spokane Indians on a bus trip across Washington. Perhaps death had staked it claim of him once again. But the bus stopped for food, and he was informed that he had been promoted to triple A baseball. He grabbed his gear and hitchhiked to Spokane. The bus departed and crashed into a canyon killing nine of his former teammates.

Everything takes time, but despite his escapes from the cold grip of death. It was that last incident that Jack Lohrke became known as Lucky Lohrke. But death can only be denied so many times, for at age eighty five death finally captured him. When death inflicted Lucky Lohrke with a deadly stroke. (source: Sports Illustrated, Scoreboard page 20, 11 May 2009)

So from the perspective of Jesus, was Lucky Lohrke less of a sinner because he escaped death so many times? Or, did death capture the others because they were bad people?

Jesus shared this incident with us, saying, “Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them. Do you think that they were  worse sinners than all other people who dwell in Jerusalem? I tell you no; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish,” Luke 13:4-5.

When death strikes at an inopportune time, we mortals often express wonderment. Saying that the deceased was in the wrong place at the wrong time. According to Jesus; it’s not a matter of being in the right or wrong place, when death appears. It’s just a matter of *happenchance* with Jesus offering this perspective. He makes the sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and unjust. (cp Matthew 5:45).

With all of this, what was most important to Jesus was expressed in Luke 13:5, which was that he didn’t want anyone to perish. Because they, failed to repent of their sins. And believe, what is taught in John 3:16. Which is that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life. Gently we should guide our people in a simple three step process. The confession of sin, belief in Jesus as ones only way to avoid the ultimate which is to perish and then to be baptized. Peter answering the question, what shall we do? “Repent, and let everyone of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit,” Acts 2:38.

Why the United States flag will not be there

After the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, a ranking officer in their military was reported to have said that he feared that his country had provoked a sleeping giant to war. True indeed, as the United States nuked Japan, ending their resistance to fight.

The United States emerged from the second world war, as a super power. And the worlds defender, against tyranny. It seems that her great power created a prosperous nation. Her citizens enjoyed prosperity that the rest of the world envied. Causing people to immigrate to America in search of the American dream. To much success can cause an attitude that is said to make one to big for their breeches (Genesis 3:7). Whereby a pompous state of invincibility occurs, causing a state of forgetfulness as how one became prosperous. God seemed to understand that mind set, as an American attitude. For he had John write, “In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, ‘I set as queen and am no widow and will not see sorrow.'” “Therefore her plagues will come in one day. Death and mourning and famine. And she shall be utterly burned by fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her.” (Scriptural texts:Revelation 18:7-8).

The supremacy of the United States is under sever challenge. Here are words of warning for the daughter of Babylon, America. “They shall hold the bow and the lance; they are cruel and shall not show mercy. Their voice shall roar like the sea; they shall ride on horses, set in array, like man for battle against you, O daughter of Babylon.” (Scriptural text:Jeremiah 50:42). And from the Psalmist, “O daughter of Babylon, who are to be destroyed. Happy the one who repays you, as you have served us! Happy the one who takes and dashes your little ones against the rock!” (Scriptural Texts:Psalms 137:8-9).

Recall from yesterday that it was the merchants of the oceans who were made rich by her wealth who wept. When seeing her burn, and asked, “What is like this great city?” That statement and question is the most compelling argument that the burning Babylon of Revelation 18:16-19, is the United States and not ancient Babylon under King Nebuchadnezzar. Ancient Babylon lacked the kind of sea ports necessary to make the sea merchants of the world wealthy. While the United States has an abundance of sea ports to accommodate merchants of the oceans from all over the world. Few if, any nations in the history ocean commerce have equal or more accommodating sea ports than the daughter of Babylon.

I did not say it but love it I do

Here it is another day, and our Greek philosopher greets us whit this advice. “A fox had lost his tail in a trap and was so ashamed of the disfigurement that he felt life was not worth living. So he decided to persuade all the other foxes to maim themselves in the same way; then, he thought, his own loss would not be so conspicuous. He collected them all and advised them to cut of their tails. A tail he argued was merely a superfluous appendage. Ugly to look at and heavy to carry. But one of the others replied, ‘look here! You only give us this advice because it suits your own book.’ ”

“This Aesop tale satirizes those who offer advice to their neighbors not out of benevolence but from self interest.” (source:Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop-“Cut of your tails to save My Face”)

But on another day much earlier, an apostle of Jesus Christ was on a journey to the city of Philippi and wrote this; “For all seek their own, and not the things which are Jesus Christ’s, Philippians 2:21.

The ancient prophet of wisdom, Isaiah captured the moment this way, “Yea they are greedy dogs that can never have enough, and they are shepherds that can not understand; they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter, ” Isaiah 56:11.

Right to the ageless one who had no beginning because he always was, who said, “My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways, my ways, saith the LORD, Isaiah 55:8. And with certainty also said, “So shall my word be that goes out of my mouth; it shall not return to me void, but shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper that in the thing whereto I sent it,” Isaiah 55:11.

And could it be, that Joseph, who by the Apostles was surnamed Barnabas, meaning the son of consolation …. Having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the Apostle’s feet, Acts 4:36-37. “…, as had others, and distribution was made unto every person according to his need,” Acts 4:34-35.

The secret of prosperity according to Jesus, comes about this way. “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust does corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust does corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. For where your treasure, there will be your heart also,” Matthew 6:19-21.