it went around now it is coming back pt 12

Job remained silent as Zliphaz launches his diatribe that people ultimately get what they deserve. No doubt insinuating that Job got what he deserved, as everything important to him was decimated.

Zliphaz concludes, that if he himself were ever to experienced the hell Job had endured. He’d seek God, and before God, he would present his cause. Because God does great things, whose finality is beyond being in error. So marvelous are His interventions that they are beyond number.

Suggesting to Job, that afflictions do not arise from the dust of the ground, nor suddenly spring forth from out of the earth. No, afflictions arise upon people who deserve them. It’s natures way, just as sparks fly upward.

Job bearing a sense of disappointment feeling that his friend had betrayed him. So Job tries to make things right between them. By offering this response to Eliphaz, hoping that he’ll see his calamities from a different perspective.

Oh, that my grief were fully weighed, and my calamities laid upon the scales! For they would be heavier than the combined sands of the seas.

Those words may sound somewhat foolhardy. If so it’s only because the arrows of the Almighty are within me. My spirit drinks in their poison, and the terror of God is arrayed against me.

Oh, that I might have my request, that God would grant me the thing that I long for! That it would please God to crush me, that He would free His hand and cut me off. Then I would have comfort, though in anguish, nevertheless, I would feel extreme happiness.

Eliphaz, I have suffered unbearable tragedies. Should not my friend show me some sympathy? Even though I have forsaken any fear of the Almighty! (cp. Job 6:2-14).

Through out my multiple life threatening agonies did I ask you for help, offer you money to drive away my enemies?

Teach me, and I will hold my tongue; cause me to understand wherein I have erred? (cp. Job 6:22-24).

Job after satisfying himself that he had made right Eliphaz’s rash judgement over his tragic misfortunes, now turns to offer a rebuttal to his friend.

How forceful are the right words! But, what does your criticism prove? Do you intend to counter what I have said, the speeches of a distraught friend, which are as fleeting wind?

Yes, you overwhelmed a friend, who lost all of ten of his children, as a result of a horrific wind storm while they were having dinner together. And by so doing, you betrayed your friend. Now therefore, look at me, for I would never lie!

Yield now, let the matter be settled between us. Yes! Concede that my righteousness still stands! Has there been an injustice issued from my tongue? My taste cannot pick out any thing morally offensive! (cp Job 6:25-30).

Who has not traveled the pathways of life where misunderstandings have not jeopardized friendships?

The discourse between Eliphaz, and Job might serve as a picturesque prelude, for all of us, who will someday find  ourselves standing before Jesus. Giving a full account of ourselves. Of everything we have done during our lifetime, good or bad. (cp. Revelation 20:11-14).

Those of us made righteous through Jesus will find the bad as being non-existent because of His shed blood for the forgiveness of our sins. Not so for everyone. (Revelation 20:15).

Not one of us? Join our Christ family through the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10. Then notice verses 11-13, all of which gives us the universality so many seek. And if our lives do not cross in this world, they will in the next.

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the whereabouts of death – B

Death the last known encounter one engages in before exiting this world. But, when does death occur? Not always, when life’s vital signs fail to register. The suspected corpse may not be dead, just sleeping. It is not an unknown phenomenon!

Those, who practice in the mortuary sciences certainly don’t want that to get out, because it could be bad for business.

How long could one be just sleeping? Perhaps as long as long as four days, maybe longer. We’ll take a look at those incidences most likely tomorrow.

The reader might find yesterday’s discussion helpful. During pregnancy the unborn maintains life through its umbilical cord. The life stream between the the unborn and their Creator. Ones umbilical cord is of human origin. Divine Intelligence declares it to be the following. And, is the standard for when one dies.

“Remember your Creator before the silver cord is loosed, or the golden bowl is broken. or the pitcher shattered at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the well. (cp. Ecclesiastes 12:6). Then the body declared to be dust will return to the earth as it was, And the spirit will return to God, who gave it.” (cp, Ecclesiastes 12:7).

Even after birth, when that life stream is disconnected, the God force remains within us. Death occurs, after that God force leaves its temple the human body. When, does that occur? It varies! But it is certain, as noted above.

Our Creator had this recorded for all of us. “For a thousand years in your sight, are like yesterday, when it is past, and like a watch in the night, you carry them away like a flood. They are like a sleep in the morning. They are like grass which grows up, in the evening it is cut down and withers.” (cp, Psalms 90:4-6).

“The days of our lives are seventy years, and if by reason of strength they are eighty years. Yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off.” (cp. Psalms 90:10).

“So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” (cp. Psalms 90:12). And let this be known, “Since their days are determined, the number of their months is with You. You have appointed their limits, so that they cannot exceed them.” Job 14:5).

During this excursion called life a variety of help is available. “He shall give His angels charge over you. To keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.” (cp. Psalms 91:11-12).

And in the interim of this experience called life, this is recorded. “Vanity of vanities says the Preacher, all is vanity. And because the Preacher was wise, He still taught the people knowledge; yes, He pondered and sought out, and set in order many proverbs. The Preacher sought to find acceptable words; so that what was written was upright and were words of truth.” (cp. Ecclesiastes 12:8-10).

“The words of the wise are like prodding’s, and the words of scholars are like well driven nails given by one Shepard. And furthermore, He admonished the making of many books  there is no end, and much studying is wearisome to the body.” (cp. Ecclesiastes 12:11-12).

“So lets hear the conclusion of the whole matter. Fear God, and keep His commandments, for this is everyone’s all. For God will bring every work into judgement, including every secret thing, whether good or evil.” (cp. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14).

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double dipping

“There’s only one tactical principle which is not subject to change. ‘It’s, ‘To use the means at hand to inflict the maximum amount of wounds, death and destruction on the enemy in the minimum amount of time,'” Gen. George S. Patton.

For we mortals the goal is the same but minus the violence. God will take care of the violence, if called for. God’s first approach is mercy causing repentance. If that doesn’t work, God evokes violence. And violence wears many faces. Know your Bible, know yourself and the world beyond.

“Men have called me mad. but the question is not settled, whether madness, is or is not, the loftiest of intelligence – whether much that is glorious – whether all that is profound — does not spring from disease of thought – – from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect.

They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who only dream by night. In their gray visions they contain glimpses of eternity, and thrill, in waking, to find that they have been privileged great secrets. In snatches, they learn something which is good. Reaching beyond mere knowledge. They have penetrate the rudderless and  compass less navigation systems. Into the vast ocean of light defying expression or description.

Experience shows, and true philosophy will always show that a vast, perhaps the larger portions of truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant, Edgar Allan Poe.

Another person privy to such great secrets was the writer of the biblical book of Revelation. Declaring so with this statement, “I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as a trumpet.”

Even greater than what Poe or anyone else had experienced. Saying,” I am the first and the last! What you see write in a book.” Then I turned to see the voice that spoke to me. And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His hand on me, saying to me, “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forever more! And have the keys to Hades and death!” (cp. Revelation 1:10-18).

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angels and demons

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in heavenly places. (cp. Ephesians 6:12).

Translated to mean we mortals struggle against beings, who are not human, and, who reside within established territories. There is a hierarchy of leadership that is cruel, wicked, and is opposed to human relationships with Jesus. Who attack, we mortals from places where don’t have access to.

This is what we know about their hierarchy. Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD. And the LORD said to Satan, “From where do you come.” So Satan answered, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it.” (cp. Job 2:1-2).

Here’s a Satan/demonic attack reaching back to the dawn of human existence upon this planet. With a particular interesting event. About a creature some think had the ability to turn itself into something it wasn’t. Like from a ground crawling creature into a humanoid. Who, then was neither, but was of demonic lineage.

Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which God had made. And he said to the woman, Has God indeed said, “You shall not eat of every tree in the the garden?” (cp. Genesis 3:1). In verses two-five, the two interacted conversationally. Now the woman by hook line and sinker swallowed all the bait tossed her way, and ate the forbidden fruit dangling from that tree. As did her husband v. six. And from that experience misery and death enter the world. (cp. Genesis 3:7-19.

We find Daniel praying, when suddenly a hand touched him. Which made him tremble on his knees and on the palms of my hands.

And he said to me, “O Daniel, man greatly loved, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright, for I have now been sent to you.”

While he was speaking to me, I stood trembling. Then he said to me, “Do nor fear Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come because of your words.

But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty one days, and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia.

Now I have come to make you understand what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision refers to many days yet to come.” (cp. Daniel 10:10-14).

From this discussion, we have been presented with three intriguing scenarios. Concerning entities of mixed abilities to interfere with the well being of we humanoids directly and indirectly. So the question, do they exist today? Most probably because of the following declaration by the Apostle Paul. Who was destined by the All Mighty to represent the mind our Creator during the church age. An age very different from all other historical ages. Who wrote, “And no wonder, for Satan himself transforms himself into and angel of light.” (cp. 2 Corinthians 2:14).

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freakish things about a place called heaven

When most think of heaven, they don’t think of a place of boisterous raucous combustion. Which seem to be adequate description of that place called heaven. So lets take a peek into God’s throne room and see what’s there.

Said a guy named John, I looked up, and behold! I saw an opened door to the heavens. A little startled I was because I often look to the heavens and marvel at there changing beauty. And wondered what’s up there, and what secrets do they hide. Never did I ever see a path way of entrance beyond my sight. It was very different today. Suddenly a thunderous voice roared. COME UP HERE! And I will show you things which have, or will take place.

So up I went, but not as my usual self. It was a very different experience maybe because of being oxygen deprived, or by the speed that I was being propelled. Or who knows, perhaps it was all illusionary on my part. With heaven coming down to meet me, and to suck me into its midst.

When I finally regained my equilibrium, I saw a throne with someone sitting on it. If it was God. Yes I’m sure it was Him. It was the God I served before I was exiled to a place of island seclusion. Because I was always talking about Him in ways the that upset the religious, and political authorities.

His appearance was one of incomprehensible human understanding. Best characterized by the solidness of the jasper and sardius stones. Stones of beauty not easily penetrable designed to endure. Then there was this magnificent rainbow engulfing His throne. It too had the beauty and strength of a stone. And because it was green in color, perhaps it also represented constant newness and purity. All of it signifying ever lasting durability.

There I stood flabbergasted because of seeing twenty four people also sitting on thrones. They were dressed in white robes and wore golden crowns on their heads. And from their thrones came flashing bolts of lightning, followed by roaring thunder claps. Including unidentifiable voices.

More bizarre were the seven lamps of fire burning before the throne that God sat on. Were those seven lamps of fire really His seven Spirits? What is this I mused? One God having seven Spirits within Him? Eventually concluding that the seven lamps of fire represented seven spirits of different gods. Which is, more consistent with other contextual recordings. Like this historical declaration, “God stands in the congregation of the mighty; He judges among the gods.”

I thought, am I having a frankkenstein experience? Because then. I noticed before His throne there appeared a substance like clear glass. There around His throne were four living creatures. The strangest sight that I’ve ever seen. They had eyes not just on their faces but also on the back of their heads. Only one had a face of a human. The other three looked like a lion, calf and eagle.

Even more bizarre each creature had six wings, and were full of eyes around and within. Astonishing as it might sound they did not rest by day or night. What was there purpose? Were they a protective security force to safe guard heaven and its ultimate authority? Announcing to any nefarious entities the following 24/7. “Holy, holy, holly, Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!”

How much of this can I endure, John must have pondered. For this day it’s almost over. With John observing the following. Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him, who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever. The twenty four elders fall down before Him, who sits on the throne and they worship Him who lives forever and ever, and casting their crowns before the throne saying, “You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor. For you, created all things!”

For the curious see, Revelation 4:1-11; Revelation 1:9; Psalms 82:1.

You might want to read yesterdays discussion, as it revealed some give and takes, between God and His assembly of associated or lesser god’s.

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scared u should b but most r not

 

Keep what you are about to read. And as, time unflods fill in the data. Because the confederacy for troublesome times is arriving on time.

“For behold, Your enemies make a tumult; and those who hate You have lifted up their head. They have taken crafty counsel against Your sheltered ones. They have said, ‘Come and let us cut them off from being a nation, that the name of Israel may be remembered no more. For they have consulted together with one consent; they form a confedercy against You.'” See Psalms 83:2-5.

Just how is this confederacy to destroy Israel occurring? Through a global body sphere headed by a charismatic leader. Who will convince this global body that he is a peace maker, who will settle the out of control conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. Threatening to ignite the global community in global warfare. He’ll do just that by signing a peace treaty between this world body and the antagonists. It’ll work temporarily, but will end up being disasterious for Israel.

The above paragraph has a biblical bases. Instead of enumerating all the details it’ll have greater authenticity, if readers discovers them for themselves. Here though are some helpful hints. Watch global events, as they unfold through the always available global news media. Then match them biblically from ones research.

The Bible reveals a global institution with many tentacles for global influence. A prototype for such an institution exists today known as the United Nations. And if one is news observer, then one is aware that the United Nations is becoming more powerful as it ages. Slowly, but surely using its tentacles to strangle international behaviors. Working to create a world community where nations legislate laws that adheres to its legislation.

The Bible identifies its leaders, as being the false prophet and the anti-christ. Sphere headed by that infamous fallen angel known as Satan.