How many of us have felt that we are permanently trapped, even encased in Mystery Babylon? How many of us feel like we are helplessly, hopelessly trapped in Mystery Babylon, handcuffed to the rail in the last boxcar on a speeding express freight train going into the abyss! The bridge is out! (Revelation 18:2-4). How many of us feel we are permanently ensnared in Babylon with no hope of escape from being “partakers of her sins” and receivers “of her plagues”?
(The 23rd Psalm, verse 3). Whose name? What is in a name? In the Hebrew of The Bible we are told that this is “A Psalm of David”:
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth
me in the paths of righteousness for
his name’s sake. The Twenty-Third Psalm.
It is “TheLORD”.“He” it is who restores our souls; “He” it is who leads us in the paths of righteousness “for his name’s sake”. In this instance “The LORD” translates the Hebrew tetragrammaton H3064, Yod, he, vav, he, a repeated form of the Hebrew verb “to be,” the I Am that I Am, or the Great I Am, for short. (Exodus 3:13-15). All Israel did not know “his name” until Moses asked God this question at the Burning Bush:
(Matthew 7:13-14). Does the mainstream media love The Truth? Does the mainstream church preach The Truth? Does Jesus equate The Truth to himself?Is the word mainstream equivalent to the broad “way that leadeth to destruction”?
p 13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for
wide is the gate, and broad is the
way, that leadeth to destruction,
and many there be that go in thereat :
c 14 Because strait is the gate, and nar-
row is the way, which leadeth unto
life, and few there be that find it.
Matthew chapter seven.
“Few there be that find it.” Why so few?!! Would The God of our Fathers fail to admonish us; would He fail to warn us?
Why were calves worshiped at Mt Sinai? Why are they worshiped in churches today?
Golden calves represent a symbol of a god (catholic symbols)
Golden calves can be seen as a visible god (Pictures of Christ)
Golden calves are a substitute for God (The anti-Christ today)
Golden calves are idols (Idols brought into churches)
Golden calves were hated by God
Does God hate how most Israelites worship today?
“(Ross 2020) An important context is that the people who worshipped before the golden calf had personally and recently witnessed some of the greatest miracles God had ever performed. Yet, despite these awesome numerous miracles they had recently experienced, after forty days of Moses’ absence they doubted both the existence of God and Moses.
Greetings kindred and fellow sheep. We are on a first name basis here. My name is Walter. I am your classmate in God’s Classroom. The Holy Spirit whose name is Jesus Christ is our Teacher. Our Saviour prophesied the Destruction of the Temple:
1 And Jesus went out and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.
2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? Verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another that shall not be thrown down.
What was the fulfillment of this Prophecy? Within the years named Anno Domini (Latin for the year of our LORD), do we have a temple in Jerusalem? What happened to the Temple after Jesus ascended?
“The LORD hath sought Him a man after his own heart.”
by Walter Giddings
January 29, 2023
Scripture Reading: 1 Chronicles 21:13, 17
Does the way The Scriptures present David as a man of God “after His own heart” indicate to us The Author expects us to know what was in David’s heart? Does anyone get the sense God expects us to know what was in David’s heart from The Scriptures we have shared?
Classmates: we covered part Two of this evidence [Jan. 1]. Part One was [Nov. 20]. After Part One Pastor Don said something that stuck with me. David’s calling before he was anointed by Samuel was Shepherd. The God of Israel is the Good Shepherd in Jesus Christ our LORD! Both Jesus and David are Shepherds in Israel!!!
The word Pastor is misused in a lot of Churchianity today, and if we look back in history and in the Bible, we see a totally different picture of what a Pastor is supposed to be than what we see today. Today it is not uncommon for a so-called Pastor to be a very effeminate, weak physically and mentally man, who doesn’t know the Bible, and in many cases the Pastor may even be a woman.
“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.