Who was the book of Isaiah written to? Who is the “them” referred to in this verse; “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil,…”? Isaiah was a prophet to…whom? Where was Isaiah living?
It would be preposterous to say that he was living in Africa or Asia or South America, or North America or Europe. Isaiah didn’t live on any of these continents…he lived in the southern kingdom of Judah. He was a prophet to the Southern kingdom of Judah. He was a contemporary to King Hezekiah [king of Judah] and prayed with him when the remnant kingdom was hopelessly involved in a situation that almost spelled the doom of his kingdom. The “them” in this verse is referring to the people in the southern kingdom of Judah—no one else.
This verse tells of one of the many “woes of Judah” that was pronounced upon them. Isaiah tells them that everything that they feel like doing is right in their own eyes; they call evil just as good as good itself. Darkness to them is as light itself; bitter is as sweet as sweet itself. In fact, they love darkness more than light. They are confused as to what darkness is…they call it light.
What is one thing that you know about Manasseh’s father—Hezekiah? Hezekiah did what was right in the eyes of the LORD God; his son did just the opposite. Hezekiah ruled for 29 years over the kingdom of Judah. The northern kingdom was taken captive by Assyria by the end of Hezekiah’s sixth year of reign. The northern kingdom was placed in the land of Assyria where they eventually went on to the lands of the northwest. Why were they captured? Because “…they obeyed not the voice of the LORD their God, but transgressed His covenant, and all that Moses the servant of the LORD commanded, and would not hear them, nor do them” (2 Kings 18:12). But what happened to the southern kingdom?
Scripture Reading: 2 Timothy 3:4 “Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God”
We are living in a world that is up-side down in its moral activities. What used to be a sin is now politically correct. The BLM movement is one of the communistic change agents that is trying to transform our nation.
Scripture Reading: Nehemiah 9:26“Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against Thee, and cast Thy law behind their backs, and slew Thy prophets which testified against them to turn them to Thee, and they wrought great provocations.”
In the above introductory verse, who do the pronouns “they” and “their” and “them” represent and who does “Thee” and “Thy” represent? Who is Nehemiah talking about? You can’t understand what the prophet is saying unless you understand who the pronouns stand in place of in the sentence.
The story of universalism is based on the common ancestry of all people. You have heard these precepts of anti-Christ doctrine constantly: All races are created equal. All races are descended from Noah. All races are descended from Adam and Eve. Every one of earth are brothers to each other.
Where are the verses in the Bible that back these statements up?
There were several articles in the Cincinnati Enquirer that were disturbing to me since my last sermon. The first one was from the June 27, 2020 Sports page, in an article entitled, “CLUBHOUSE ALLIES; Reds' pitchers use platforms for Black Lives Matter support:
Cincinnati Reds' pitcher Matt Bowman doesn’t have a large social media platform. He has a little more than 2,000 followers on Twitter, with most of his tweets from four or five years ago.
With people protesting around the country for racial equality, Bowman felt it was a moment when he needed to speak out. He was inspired by social media posts from outspoken Black players around the league and wanted to publicly show support for them. He reached out to teammate Jesse Biddle, who had nearly 9,000 followers on Instagram, and a few other players about matching donations to social justice charities, like the NAACP, Equal Justice Initiative and the Southern Poverty Law Center, along with a clean-up fund in Minneapolis…”
Naomi, her husband and two married sons, had died. They had been living in the “country or land of Moab” for over 10 years.The Moabites had been living there but had been driven out for over 300 years. There were no Moabites who were living there at this time.
Her two sons, Mahlon and Chilon, were married to Ruth and Orpah. What were they to do after they were all widowed? The famine, the reason they had left Bethlehem, was over. Naomi suggested that they return to Bethlehem. But only Ruth said that she would return to Bethlehem with her, while her sister-in-law would go elsewhere. Where did she go? Did she find someone else to marry?
Let’s reason together for a little bit. Does the Bible depict two different seed lines that hate one another? Does the Bible tell of two different seed lines that have a different destiny? Does the Bible instruct us that these two different seed lines are enemies of each other? Let’s consider one place where this is very true.
Let’s look at the individuals who were living in Judea at the time of Christ. Were they all Israelites? We’re not talking about Galilee or Samaria, but Judea. Were all the Judaeans of that time Israelites? Were they all of one seed or were they of two seeds?
Let’s look at which of the three sections (Galilee, Samaria or Judea) the following took place:
Has does Israel's enemies control the minds of the people of God? They buy and control the media. For the last two hundred years they have done this with much success. In this sermon I give some examples of what has happened because they have controlled of the media.
In Richard Hoskin’s book, “In the Beginning… The story of The International Trade Cartel”, Chapter 4, it takes the first four pages talking about a town in Virginia. It was a town that was in Buckingham County on the banks of the James River. The James River was named after King James I of England as was Jamestown, Virginia, the first settlement of the English in 1607.
What kind of town was this, that Richard Hoskins went to see? On page 31 of his book, “In the Beginning”, he stated that:
“…there were 750 acres in Yogaville, and perhaps 60 Swamis (teachers), both male and female. Private interest have [has] bought 250 acres across the road which are in the process of being subdivided into building lots. It was a town built for the Hindus.”
When did the Jews immigrate to Britain for the first time?
What city did they migrate from?
There is no record of Jews in Britain in Roman times. There had been none of them who ever lived there for a thousand years after the birth of Jesus the Christ. There were Jews in Spain, France and Germany; but none in Britain. And that was the way that it was. The Saxons in England retained their freedoms from the Roman Catholic feudal system and its tax system.
So, when and how did the Jews come to live in Britain? Was it by war? Was it by immigration? Was it by invitation? And in what city did they used to live before they came to Britain?
There are wolves in the United States Senate, House of Representatives, Supreme Court and White House. There are wolves that are CEOs, ball players, music stars, television anchors, journalists, “Christian” leaders, actors, doctors, bankers, etc. The wolves are having a feast eating the sheep. They won’t stop until all the sheep are gone. The wolves are getting very obese.
What did Jesus the Christ speak about to His believers during the forty days between His resurrection and His ascension? Wouldn’t the topic be one of great importance? What did our Savior discuss with select Israelites for forty days before He went to be with His Father? The Bible tells us the answer. This verse says that after His resurrection, He spoke about things that were pertaining to the “kingdom of God.” He didn’t talk about Roman oppression of Judea.
Almost every church in the world today says very little about the kingdom of God. It is missing from their services. What they have substituted is the preaching of “salvation” to each lost person in the earth. They are off the tracks. They are teaching that which is missing in the Bible texts.
The United States, as it is now, is not the kingdom of God. First, it doesn’t have a king. Every KINGdom must have a king, or it is not a kingdom. It is something else.
The Stuart Kings of England were terrible. They were horrible. King James I; his son, Charles I; his son, Charles II; and Charles II’s brother, James II were the lowest of the low. James I was the first king of the Stuarts, who was not just king over three countries, but ruled with two different parliaments in three different nations which had three different prominent religions:
Scotland had just turned Presbyterian,
England was Pope-less Catholic; called Episcopalian in the United States; the Church of England or Anglican in England, and
Ireland was predominately Catholic.
Presbyterian was from the bottom up; the people chose the clergy. The Church of England was from the top down; the clergy was appointed by the king. Catholicism was from the top down; the clergy was appointed by the Pope’s staff.
A notable event happened in the early days of King James I’s reign. On November 5, 1605, a group of English Catholics attempted to assassinate the king and destroy Parliament in the Palace of Westminster. However, the Gunpowder Plot was exposed and prevented, and the convicted plotters were hanged, drawn, and quartered.
Here are two competing grains in these two verses: tares and wheat. One is evil, the other is good. The instructions given to the gatherers is to gather the tares first, bind them in bundles and burn them; but the wheat gather them into His barn. But they had to wait until the proper time—the harvest. Why? So, the reapers could tell them apart. Notice, the tares are to be taken first.
This was God’s warning to the Israelites through his general Joshua that if they let the Canaanites remain in the land of Palestine, they would no longer be driven out from before them. They would be snares, traps, scourges and thorns to the Israelites. The enemy would provide the harm that would result from Israel’s disobedience to keep them living in the land that they were promised.
DOES AMERICA HAVE THE BEST GOVERNMENT IN THE WORLD?
Compiled from the sermon notes of Pastor Don Elmore
January 5, 2020
Scripture Reading: 2 Samuel 1:13-16
Who was the stranger that David had killed for testifying that he had slain King Saul, the LORD’s anointed? He was an Amalekite. Who was an Amalekite? He was a descendant of Amalek, grandson of Esau, who was part of the Canaanites. So, it was the descendant of Esau and the Canaanites who said that he murdered the LORD’s anointed—the king of Israel. Remember, this was something that the future king refused to do, even when he had the opportunity.
In a recent speech, Nancy Pelosi said some confusing things. For example, she said that America had formed a new government, a republic, starting with “We the people.” Then she said, “For centuries Americans have fought and died to defend democracy for the people. But, very sadly now, our founders’ vision of a republic is under threat from actions from the white house.”
And it wasn’t just the speaker of the House. It was many of the Democrats, when they spoke they said in one breathe that we were a republic and in another that we were a democracy. The two words were used interchangeably, and the meaning was the same.
But they are not interchangeable. Benjamin Rush (signor of the Declaration of Independence) said that “a democracy was the devil’s own government.”