Our Weekly Day of Rest and Worship
5-6-21, MonkeyWerx -- Over the past 10 or so years, I’ve been watching and researching volcanic activity all the way back to the third century when the Ancient Roman’s began to suffer due to droughts and crop failures - all impacted by volcanic activity. If you haven’t noticed, there is a significant uptick in volcanic activity around the planet. Currently, we’ve some 45 active volcanoes - an unprecedented number - some spewing ash miles into the atmosphere. Think about it, if one or two volcanoes were enough to impact Ancient Rome, what are 45 of them going to do? Volcanic ash disrupts supply and travel, it can cause health issues relative to the lungs in animals and humans including death, and it can cause the planet temperature to cool by the smoke and ash blocking the sun - thus stunting the growth of vegetation [our food].
Mix this with the things that are already taking place around the world we are headed into massive food shortages on a global scale… and the volcanic impacts haven’t even begun yet. [..]
I’ve been watching volcanoes because during my biblical studies I noticed one thing that was evident when it came to “The Day of the Lord” and that's scripture reminiscent of volcanic activity. For example, Revelation 6:12 “When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood.” Across both Old Testament and New Testament they’re describing very similar things that the “Day of the Lord” - His ultimate judgment on mankind, would very likely involve some type of volcanic activity along with an earthquake that will be like nothing mankind has seen to date.
- God touched the mountains and they smoke: Psalm 104:32, 144:5
- Sun and stars will not give their light. Isaiah 13:10
- Sun, moon & stars grow dark. God will display wonders in the sky… fire and columns of smoke. Joel 2:10, 30, 3:15
- After tribulation of those days ‘the sun will be darkened’ Matthew 24:29; Mark 13:24
- A third of sun, moon & stars darkened. Smoke arose out of the pit. Kingdom plunged into darkness men gnawed their tongues in anguish. Revelation 8:12, 9:2, 16:10
God Has Our Best Interests
We must have faith and persevere...
'Tho He slay me, yet will I trust Him!'
From Archives of Oswald Chambers here
Since April 17, 1952 United States Has Had a National Day of Prayer
today; and we sure need it. 1 John 2:1; Proverbs 29:2; 2 Timothy 3:1-7
*Excerpted: Full original message from Bill Wilson, Daily Jot here
The Lord said, “If you will not obey My commands, you will be punished. If you refuse to obey My laws and commands and break the covenant I have made with you, I will punish you."
Leviticus 26:14, 43; Deuteronomy 28:15-68; 1 Samuel 15:1-9; 1 Kings 13:11-34 🙏🏻
The World is being punished ...
Israel: Jewish Lag B'Omer 2021 Commemoration Ends in Tragedy
“From the day after the Sabbath, the day you brought the sheaf [omer] of the wave offering, count off seven full weeks. Count off fifty days up to the day after the seventh Sabbath and then present an offering of new grain to the Lord.”
4-29-21, JERUSALEM (AP) — This annual Jewish one-day holiday is celebrated between the Passover and Shavuot (Weeks/ Pentecost). Although, this holiday was instituted by the rabbis , it does fall within the Biblically mandated observance of counting the Omer, the period of time linking Passover (the exodus from Egypt) with Shavuot (the giving of the Torah). Lag is the number 33 and Omer is a unit of measure, means “sheaves of a harvested crop.
In ancient times, the Jewish People cut down an omer of barley and brought it to the Temple as an offering on the second day of Passover. The Torah commanded the Jewish people to count from the time of this ‘wave offering’ the seven weeks until the evening of Shavuot [aka Pentecost] May 23, 2021.
“Count off seven weeks from the time you begin to put the sickle to the standing grain. Then celebrate the Feast of Weeks [Shavuot] to the Lord your God by giving a freewill offering in proportion to the blessings the Lord your God has given you.” Deuteronomy 16:9–10
[In modern day this commemoration does have some wonderful history for born again Believers in Messiah the Lord Jesus. It was during the counting of the Omer that Yeshua (Jesus) appeared to His disciples after the resurrection.]
The tone of the Counting of the Omer is not one of joy, but of somber introspection, as people prepare themselves to receive the Torah by reflecting on how to be a better person.
This year a stampede broke out injuring and trampling more than 100 people, dozens critically.
Yes ... Lag b’Omer: Yearning for the Messiah
Apostle John Explains About
The Lord Jesus' Promises of 'SHALL NOT'
Source: John D. Morris, PhD
Fearing God is a Good Thing!
The secret of the Lord is with them who fear Him!
The fear of the Lord is a good thing; He loves us and has our best interests. He's always watching and IF we fear His punishment - we will obey His commands and the laws of the land.
Romans 13:1-2; Psalm 25:14 🙏🏻
Wisdom for the Family
We read in the Bible's Old Testament about Daniel and his friends who were given wisdom, knowledge and intelligence. Daniel is brought before the king, and the king says, “Now I have heard about you, that the Spirit of God is in you and that illumination insight and extraordinary wisdom has been found in you.”
Daniel 1:17, 5:12, 6:3
5-2-21, Pastor John MacArthur speaks about wisdom and foolishness. In spite of the fact that we live in a world of exploding knowledge that we can barely keep up with, we are still described in the Scripture as fools.
In Romans 1:22 it describes humanity as “professing to be wise, but having become fools.” Romans 1 says that “men became futile in their speculations and their foolish heart was darkened.”
Essentially, men are described, no matter how much knowledge they have, as fools.
Now if we break that down a little bit and ask the question, “What characterizes or marks the fool?” All fools reject God. We read in:
Psalm 14:1 “The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds; there is no one who does good. The Lord has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God. They have all turned aside, together they have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.” Romans 1:21-22, 23-26, 27-32
Transcript of sermon here
More here: Video 28 mins here
In 1200 BC the Trojan Horse was a huge wooden horse used by the Greeks, during the ten year Trojan War. It was used to trick the occupants of the city of Troy [modern day Turkey] to enter the city and win the war.
In the Aeneid by Virgil, the Greeks constructed a giant wooden horse hiding soldiers inside. It was rolled up to the gates of the city when the Greeks pretended to sail away.
The Trojans opened the gates pulling the horse into their city as a victory trophy.
During the night the Greek soldiers crept out of the horse and opened the gates for the rest of the Greek army who had sailed back under cover of night and destroyed the city of Troy, ending the war.
Metaphorically, a "Trojan horse" has come to mean any trick or stratagem that causes a target to invite a foe into a securely protected bastion or place. In the modern world of computers, the malicious computer program that tricks users into willingly running it is also called a "Trojan horse" that destroys their computers.
William Tyndale Was Burned At the Stake for Printing the Latin Bible in English
Jesus said: 'My words will never pass away."
Jesus said, "I say unto you, till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled." Matthew 5:18
"They are upheld forever and ever, enacted in truth and uprightness." Psalm 111:8
"The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever." Isaiah 40:8
More here about Miles Cloverdale:
Jesus said, “because thou hast seen Me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.” V8 Apostle Paul said, “Whom [Jesus] having not seen, ye love; in Whom, though now ye see Him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:” v2Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when Jesus shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is.”
Source Archives Oswald Chambers here
The Oracles of God
Unto them were committed the oracles of God. For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? Certainly not! Make God be true and every man a liar.
In 1996 Rev Joe Wright Prayed in the Kansas State Legislature
asking God to heal the land of the USA from her wickedness.
Twenty five years later in 2021 ... what is the result?
"Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!" Isaiah 5:20
We pray for God to heal our land ... but God has conditions:
2 Chronicles 7:14
Beware of the Least Likely Temptation
Joab had defected to Adonijah, though he had not defected to Absalom.
1 Kings 2:28; 2 Samuel 11:2, 11-12
4-19-21, Archives of Oswald Chambers -- Joab withstood the greatest test of his life, remaining absolutely loyal to King David by not turning to follow after the fascinating and ambitious son of David, Absalom. Yet toward the end of his life he turned to follow after the cowardly Adonijah.
We must always remain alert to the fact that where one person has turned back is exactly where anyone may be tempted to turn back against God (see 1 Corinthians 10:11-13). We may have just victoriously gone through a great crisis, but now when things appear to be the least likely to tempt us; beware. Thinking that the areas of our life where we have experienced victory in the past are now the least likely to cause us to stumble and fall in the future ... they may!
We are apt to say, “It is not at all likely that - that sin of ______ will cause me to stumble!”
We must not try to predict where the temptation will come; it's the least likely thing that is the real danger. If we're not careful; they'll trip us up! We have to remain true to God especially under great and intense trials — being aware of the potential for undercurrent. Staying alert keep our memory sharp before God.
Unguarded strength is actually a double weakness, because that is where the least likely temptations will be effective.
Heroes of the Bible often stumbled over their strong points, never their weak ones.
“…kept by the power of God…”— that is the only safety. 1 Peter 1:5
"Even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient."
4-25-21, Brother John Haller in Ohio USA brings news of the world. It is a window looking at the wicked world as we focus on God. Listen closely. Do you hear it? Watch the horizon. Do you see it? Test your Spirit. Do you feel it? There are storm clouds gathering and coming with it will be the judgment of God on a world who has gone out of its way to disregard and discredit His place of honor and worship.
It's a mistake on a global scale and the world will soon realize the gravity of their ignorance. Daniel 12:10
"All that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works." 2 Timothy 3:12-17
Video: one hour twenty eight minutes here
Facing Death Without Fear
According to Jesus’ promise, we look for new heavens
and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
2 Peter 3:13
4-23-21, Before we have the peace and assurance that we are born again in the Lord Jesus [John 3:3, 7] most of us wonder and even fear death: Where will I go? What will it be like? Will I go to Hell? However, after reading God’s promise book THE BIBLE we should no longer fear death, but feel it’s a wonderful eternal journey with God. Following are encouraging Bible verses of life with Jesus after we stop breathing on this earth:
Learning From Failure
Read the Bible here
Proverbs 31:10, 28; Matthew 13:46
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