“The LORD hath sought Him a man after his own heart”
by Walter Gidding
November 20, 2022
Scripture Reading: 1 Samuel 13:10-14.
What was in David’s heart that caused God to have the Prophet Samuel say, “the LORD hath sought him a man after his own heart”? This is said once in 1 Samuel 13:15 Why does this stick in many people’s minds? What was in David’s heart that caused God to call him “a man after his own heart”? Why is David the only member of Adam’s Race to be called of God “a man after his own heart”?
Are the words “sex”, “sexual”,and “sexuality”loaded words that are best avoided in polite company?! How many of you here are ready, right now, to avoid these loaded words?There is so much occurring in American social intercourse that constitutes perverse “in your face” provocation, it resembles assault by legion!
Pastor Dan Gayman once asked: Did the Constitution fail us or did we fail the Constitution? This message discusses the events of the Boston Tea Party and the subsequent actions of King George and the British Parliament to lie about and criminalize dissenters and compares that to what is happening to America today under the Biden regime.
Who among us has witnessed “rebuke before all” in any church assembly? Who has witnessed someone in church assembly being rebuked “before all”? Is this rare or nonexistent? According to the verse above, when are we commanded to rebuke? Are we commanded to rebuke when sin is in active commission?Is watching the Stupid Bowl a sin? Greetings kindred and fellow sheep. Who here does not see the need for this lesson?
Luke 17:3 Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.
If Jesus was in this pulpit right now, and said “take heed to yourselves”, what would we do? Does it sound very dangerous if we do not “take heed” to ourselves? Is it unthinkable to mess this up?! How difficult is it to think of ourselves being in law enforcement? Does rebuking someone sound risky? Before we try this risky rebuking stuff, would we want to know a lot more about it?
What is “rebuke”?Rebuke is translated from the Koine Greek word G2008 epitimao, ep-ee-tee-mah’-o, whose seed meaning is to censure. Have we heard of legislative bodies censuring one or more of its members? G2008 epitimaho is also translated elsewhere charge. In two places in The Gospels Jesus charged the Apostles not to tell anyone he is The Christ, or Messiah.
This is going to be more of a Bible word study than a sermon this morning, but I think the subject matter is very important, because if one reads the Old Testament and doesn’t understand this word we are going to talk about this morning, one can get rather confused, and also see what seem to be contradictions in the scriptures.
The word we are going to look at this morning is going to be the word Stranger, or what has been translated as Stranger in English from the Hebrew in the Old Testament. I think maybe a good title for this message would be Stranger Danger, like the Neighborhood Watch program’s slogan. Because if one does not understand what the Hebrew word is being used when Stranger is translated in to English in the Old Testament, this person is in for some dangerous theological errors.
Does secession break the American Covenant of Perpetual Union?
Have Americans, We the People, become the Enemies of The God of The Bible? What made this question so alarming is that the behavior of We the People in succeeding generations precisely mirrors the behavior of Israel. Israel,in succeeding generations, rejected the Covenant they made with The God of The Bible!We the People, in succeeding generations, rejected the American Covenant of Perpetual Union our forefathers made with The God of The Bible?Did The Framers of The Republic believe The God of The Bible to be a Covenant God?
Greetings Kindred and fellow Sheep. Is Sin blinding? Are People who practice Idolatry convinced that they do no such thing?Is our world in America today levels of both deception and extortion? Has this world of Malice ever been a friend to Jesus?
Can we hear our kindred now from Churchianity? “That word’s for Israel; it is not for us. All that is old stuff; it’s done away!”
Jeremiah 10:2 “Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.”
“Learn not the way of the heathen.” Should Christians today learn the way of the heathen? Does that even sound good? Or should we learn “the way” of Jesus?
Greetings Fellow Sheep, Kindred, and Neighbours. My name is Walter. We meet to share Resources in order to change what will happen tomorrow. Our desire to change what will happen tomorrow is the basis of our Unity. In a previous Lesson, The Birth of America, we asked:How do we discern between what works and what does not work to change what will happen tomorrow? What was Our Answer ? Understanding The History of We the People reveals what works and what will not work.
We discovered in our Lesson, The Birth of America, the “Action of Second Continental Congress, July 4, 1776,” was not the fruit of Rebellion. Has anyone of the 27 charges against King George the III ever been disproven? Did we see The Evidence in our 1st Lesson, The Birth of America, that King George breached The Charters of all 13 Colonies and persuaded Parliament to treat them as Enemies? Did we see from The Evidence that The King of the British Empire violated all 13 Contracts of Government? Is Breach of Contract a serious charge in any Court?
We meet to share Resources in order to change what will happen tomorrow. Our desire to change what will happen tomorrow is the basis of our Unity. In our previous lesson, The Birth of America, we asked a question: How do we know what will work, and what will not work? Answer?
History! History prevents We the People from making the same mistakes twice! Are we witnessing repeated attempts to corrupt the history of We the People? Are corruptions intended to prevent our knowing what works and what does not work? Do repeated attempts to corrupt History have “in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States”?
In the last message titled Painting, the Holy Spirit led me to explain what our thoughts should be on and that we should include God in all that we do. The Holy Spirit had me point out a couple of passages for this message.
Do we have faith the size of a mustard seed? Have we moved mountains? This message is going to attempt to explain what mountain represents and sycamine tree represents and whether or not we are using our ability to have faith the size of a mustard seed.