This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,
Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity:
Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me.
And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.
Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.
Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.
O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.
The Jews had light, and gladness, and joy, and honour.
For those who have reared chickens before might easily understand the verse in Matthew 23:37.
My dad liked to rear chickens and ducks occasionally. He would buy newly hatched chicks and place them in a box of shredded newspapers and place a warm light bulb just slightly above the box. In the afternoon, he would bring them out to the garden to play under the warm sunlight and at night he would switch on the light bulb to keep the chicks warm. All the chicks would gather themselves near the light bulb to keep warm. One thing we noticed is that chicks can die off relatively fast if left out in the cold. (sorry to say that there were a day or two when we forgot to switch on the light bulb at night or the light bulb burnt out during the night)
In kampung/rural village areas one can always get to see chickens running around the compound. Chicks depend heavily on the hen’s protection, comfort and warmth during the night or rainy seasons by hiding or snuggling under the hen’s wings.
2nd Kings 4:32
And when Elisha was come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid upon his bed.
2nd Kings 4:33
He went in therefore, and shut the door upon them twain, and prayed unto the LORD.
2nd Kings 4:34
And he went up, and lay upon the child, and put his mouth upon his mouth, and his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon his hands: and stretched himself upon the child; and the flesh of the child waxed warm.
2nd Kings 4:35
Then he returned, and walked in the house to and fro; and went up, and stretched himself upon him: and the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes.
Our dependence on the LORD is NOT a sign of weakness or insecurity, as it is for our own protection and guidance because we are still very young and there is so much more to know and learn from the LORD. One of the main things to master is to be responsible for our own actions.
“There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed.”
In the Bible, we are often referred to as “little children”. We often think we have grown up at the age of 16 or 61 but in fact we are very much relatively still young, naïve and ignorant. Think of the times of Adam and Eve when people lived to around one thousand years old. Noah was well over 400 years old when he got married. In Noah’s time, the world was already in deep moral decay.
In the Biblical timing of 1 day is equivalent to 1000 years.
It can be used as a parable from the LORD that in 1 day God made man; that is only after 1000 years can a person “begin” to grasp (not even “fully” yet) what it is to be a responsible man; before that you are still basically a child.
Today the age of consent should be at least 21 years old instead of 13 or 16 in many countries.
If it were up to me, there is NO consent under any age until the day you die or at least until the day you are physically and spiritually ready to take FULL responsibility for your own actions and 16 years old is hardly the age of responsibility, more like an age of the illusion of responsibility when a 16 year old child wants to be free and thinks that he or she is not answerable to anyone but himself. But the FACT is, a child is a child and at 16 you do not have the number of years to garner enough experience to be responsible.
Just ENJOY your childhood for heaven’s sake. Do you want to be bogged down by the heavy responsibility of broken hearts or raising children when you are basically still a child yourself?
A child should be given enough time and protection to enjoy their childhood innocence. Protection and nurturing should be the primary objective for parents to give to their children – not expensive toys and pretty clothes.
Anyone who wants to get married should ask permission from their parents before doing so. For those who are alone, who do not have parents and no senior members in their family or no senior Church elders in their communities should still seek God’s guidance and consent in prayer before venturing out into the world.
For it is the day of the LORD's vengeance, and the year of recompences for the controversy of
And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into a brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch.
It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up for ever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it for ever and ever.
But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it: and he shall stretch out upon it the line of confusion, and the stones of emptiness.
They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but none shall be there, and all her princes shall be nothing.
People who chose to believe and teach evolution of species from nothingness/water/stone just because they do not wish to acknowledge that there is a Creator looking out for their well being. Evolutionists in a way, is not wrong; man was made from the dust of the earth and from nothing was the earth made. But who gave man animation and a perpetual spirit? Evolutionists just left the Creator out of their picture and it is not wrong that if their Creator is left out of the picture, then they will return back to their theory of nothingness where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth in total darkness.
Even so, for those who believe and pray to rocks and images of idols, statues of “Mary” so called mother of Jesus and many others so called saints; do so just to "spite" the Lord’s Ten Commandments.
[by the way, the real Mary who gave birth to Jesus is safe in her heavenly abode – she does not hear your prayers because she is not your Creator. Only your Creator, the LORD Most High listens to your prayers and makes decisions on what to do with your prayers. - how many times do we have to hammer the Ten Commandments into the heads of the Roman Catholics before they understand where they went wrong? If they still do not understand, then it is very clear that they are worshipping ANOTHER Jesus who is an Antichrist because the Jesus who came to us 2000 years ago, he came as a Jew. ]
Who then is the one normally associated with so much spitefulness and malevolence? Lucifer and his fallen angels (also known as ANTICHRISTS) have separated themselves from their Creator, the giver of life. If you leave and separate yourselves from the light and life, what is left is only darkness and death. Lucifer and Mammon used to sit at the right and left hand of the LORD Most High. After their departure, the LORD has replaced them with Michael on His right hand side and Gabriel on His left hand side.
Luciferians Christians may display a few similar attributes as anointed Christians and may even preach similar topics as Christians do because know and understand that Lucifer used to work for the LORD Most High long before man was created; Lucifer knows all the workings of the LORD and he has been trying to get people to worship him the same way as they are suppose to worship the LORD Most High. That is why the devil is able to confuse, deceive and seduce even the elect of God.
(I will attempt to describe in more detail next time)
For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
Then shall it be for a man to burn: for he will take thereof, and warm himself; yea, he kindleth it, and baketh bread; yea, he maketh a god, and worshippeth it; he maketh it a graven image, and falleth down thereto.
He burneth part thereof in the fire; with part thereof he eateth flesh; he roasteth roast, and is satisfied: yea, he warmeth himself, and saith, Aha, I am warm, I have seen the fire:
And the residue thereof he maketh a god, even his graven image: he falleth down unto it, and worshippeth it, and prayeth unto it, and saith, Deliver me; for thou art my god.
They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand.
And none considereth in his heart, neither is there knowledge nor understanding to say, I have burned part of it in the fire; yea, also I have baked bread upon the coals thereof; I have roasted flesh, and eaten it: and shall I make the residue thereof an abomination? shall I fall down to the stock of a tree?
He feedeth on ashes: a deceived heart hath turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?
Recently an acquaintance of mine took his own life because he made a few honest mistakes and lost all of his client’s money. He was an investment broker/banker. Why is a white-collar job just as hazardous as a person working in a nuclear facility or a policeman or in the army?
If you join the army or police force, you are directly prepared to accept the risk of death.Why God did not intervene to save his life? He believed in God and is a Christian.
Is money a form or part of the mark of the beast?
We are not allowed to buy or sell without it.
Millions and Billions of people throughout the centuries have died and are crushed because of it.
Men have set themselves on fire because they are overwhelmed by it.
Revelation 13:17"And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."
"And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name."
Corrupt people have worshipped money by letting money dictate who they are and what they do.
Filthy rich men have thought of themselves as gods, when they surround themselves with lots of money and fame. They give thought to nothing else but ways to find money.
I am pretty sure that they jolly well know that there is NO WAY for them to bring all those money that they have stolen to the grave with them onto the next life.
So why do they still worship money?
Those people who worship money simply because they DO NOT want to honour the Living God who created them.
Tares have to find other means and ways to replace the LORD Most High; and what has taken in the place of GOD, is an antigod, an antichrist.
For those who would bring honour to the Lord Most High, they do not idolize money.
Worldly people have coveted money, gold and precious commodities in all forms and manner. Because of money, people are wiling to kill, steal and destroy in order to get it.Greedy people, are willing to kill millions of people by hunger so that they can keep the price of commodities high.
They are willing to go through great lengths and device complicated methods (stock market / complicated banking and investment & debt transfers) in order to steal what they cannot earn.
They have no qualms or conscience when it comes to destroying other people, destroying the earth, and in the process, destroying themselves in order to make a quick buck.
The Police and the Army learn to defend themselves by physical combat and psychological warfare; and yet they are NOT immune to death.
What about the rest of us?
What about the rest of us?
How can we defend ourselves from ravenous wolves (antichrists)?
How can you defend yourselves from the world of
Money (the mark of the beast) tells a money worshipper that the monetarily poor people are worthless because they do not have any money in their pockets.
So, what is the “worth” of a person?
“The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.”
How do you fight to survive in
There are no bystanders in this fallen world of
Learn therefore to defend yourselves with the ARMOUR OF GOD. (Ephesians 6:11-17)
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter.
Wherefore I praised the dead which are already dead more than the living which are yet alive.
Yea, better is he than both they, which hath not yet been, who hath not seen the evil work that is done under the sun.
Again, I considered all travail, and every right work, that for this a man is envied of his neighbour. This is also vanity and vexation of spirit.
The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh.
Better is an handful with quietness, than both the hands full with travail and vexation of spirit.
Then I returned, and I saw vanity under the sun.
There is one alone, and there is not a second; yea, he hath neither child nor brother: yet is there no end of all his labour; neither is his eye satisfied with riches; neither saith he, For whom do I labour, and bereave my soul of good? This is also vanity, yea, it is a sore travail.
Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.
For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.
Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone?
And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
Better is a poor and a wise child than an old and foolish king, who will no more be admonished.
For out of prison he cometh to reign; whereas also he that is born in his kingdom becometh poor.
I considered all the living which walk under the sun, with the second child that shall stand up in his stead.
There is no end of all the people, even of all that have been before them: they also that come after shall not rejoice in him. Surely this also is vanity and vexation of spirit.