Sunday, April 29, 2018

Animals Have GOD's Given Wisdom

Job 38:36, "Who endowed the ibis with wisdom...

"...and gave the cock his intelligence?"

"Animals obey GOD and are full of His wisdom. GOD gives wisdom to all His creatures. This isn't referring to human intellect or feelings. Human wisdom is different from spiritual wisdom (insight) that GOD gives to the non-human animals as so His elect angels. Man can obtain spiritual wisdom through the Holy Spirit. Animals are born with it." (Mary Buddemeyer-Porter)

Jeremiah 8:7, "Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times;

"...and the turtle...

"...and the crane...

"...and the swallow...

"...observe the time of their coming; but My people know not the judgment of the LORD." 

Animals have an obedience to and wisdom of GOD.  Balaam's donkey obeyed the angel of GOD (II Peter 2:16). Balaam's donkey talked. See Numbers 22:20-33. 

GOD commanded the whale in the Book of Jonah to swallow up Jonah. (Jonah 1:17) The whale heard and obeyed. 

GOD requires obedience from His highest members of creation (mankind) to the lower members (the animal kingdom).

GOD gives wisdom. "There are four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceedingly wise:

"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer.

The conies are but a feeble folk, yet they make their house in the rocks;

"The locusts have no king, yet they go forth all of them in bands;

"The spider takes hold with her hands, and is in king's palaces." (Proverbs 30:24-28)

Because man brought down all of creation due to sinning against GOD, many struggle to fight against the wisdom He wants to depart to them. Salvation in Christ alone brings about this reconciliation with our Almighty GOD. The animals didn't sin, yet they suffer because of man. However, they don't fight the wisdom GOD departs to them. They could never survive otherwise. Even then it is a battle of the fittest due to man's sin bringing the world to its fallen state. One day GOD is going to create His New Heaven, New Earth, and New Jerusalem. It will be a Heavenly eternal existence with our Awesome, Almighty, Creator, Savior, Holy Father GOD for us and His animal kingdom revived. Romans 8:21, "The creatures themselves will be liberated from death and decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of GOD." 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Armor of GOD - Belt of Truth

Ephesians 6:13-14, "Therefore put on the full armor of GOD so that when the day of evil comes you may be able to stand your ground. Stand firm then with the belt of truth buckled around your waist." 

What is this belt of truth? In Isaiah 11:5 it is called righteousness. "Righteousness will be his belt and faithfulness the sash around his waist."  We are made righteous in Christ when we come to His salvation. II Corinthians 5:21 shares, "GOD made Him (Jesus) Who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him (Jesus) we might become the righteousness of GOD."

Have you received the righteousness of our Almighty, Creator, Savior GOD? All you need do is from your heart admit that you are a sinner and repent from your sin to Him and you will received the conformation of His Holy Spirit in You!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

The Animals Know What the Hand of Their Creator Has Done

Job 12:7-10, " Ask the animals and they will teach you...

"...ask the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth  and it will teach you...

"...or let the fish of the sea inform you. WHICH OF THESE DOES NOT KNOW THAT THE HAND OF THE LORD HAS DONE THIS! In His hand is the life of every creature AND the breath of all mankind."

Animals know their Creator GOD! He has a relationship with them that man cannot even begin to! But then (in eternity) we will know our Awesome, Almighty, Creator, Savior, Holy Father GOD and His righteousness for all He has created, saved mankind and His animal kingdom. Again Romans 8:21 clarifies this so clearly, "The creatures (animal kingdom) themselves will be liberated from death and decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of GOD!"

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Full Armor of GOD

Ephesians 6:10-13, "Be strong in the LORD and His mighty power. Put on the full armor of GOD so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle (in this world) is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, the authorities, the powers of this dark world, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore, put on the full armor of GOD, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground."

In the picture above, it shows six different strengths the LORD gives to us to stand firm in His will for our lives as we live in this fallen world. The next six weeks I will go into detail of each of these strengths GOD Almighty gives to us to attain His will for our lives.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Spirits and Souls of Animals

Ecclesiastes 3:18-20, "How can anyone be sure if a man's spirit goes upward while an animal's spirit goes downward?" Salvation in Jesus Christ has given his believers the assurance of being with Him. "To be absent from the body is to be present with the LORD." (II Corinthians chapter 5) Quoting from Mary Buddemeyer-Porter's book, "Will I See Fido in Heaven?" - "Animals also have spirits from GOD...they are attached to GOD. The spirit of animals and the elect angels have never been separated from GOD. (From) The Book of Numbers, animals can recognize spirit-beings and their spirits are tuned in to GOD's Wisdom." (Numbers 22:21-31). Timelessness cannot physically be understood, yet spiritually time does not exist. Because of man's sin, because man has dominion over the animal kingdom, the animals must wait for OUR redemption for them to receive theirs. Romans 8:21 promises them this, "The creatures (animal kingdom) themselves will be liberated from death and decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of GOD." Come to Jesus for salvation and experience all He has in store for us and His animal kingdom in His glorious eternity of His New Heaven, New Earth, and New Jerusalem!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Slaves and Masters

So in essence every single human being was, is, and will be a slave to sin. The masters? Satan and other human beings. Praise Jesus Christ, He has taken away our sins upon the Cross, if you know Him as your personal savior. He then becomes your Eternal Master and one day in eternity you will no longer be a slave to sin; for sin will no longer be in existence! 

While in this fallen world, everyone is a slave to one thing or another: a slave to work in order to keep our families going; a slave to politicians that make many laws people don't agree to; a slave to taxes and insurances "up the gum stump!" Victims of Identity Thief, victims of severe crime, victims of abuse. It can go on and on.........

Jesus' Words above include every person. "For ALL have sinned and fallen short of the glory of GOD." (Romans 3:23)

Ephesians 6:4-9, "Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect, fear, and sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ. Obey them not to win their favor, but like slaves of Christ, doing the will of GOD from your heart. Serve  wholeheartedly as if you were serving the LORD, not men, because you know your LORD will reward everyone for whatever good is done whether you are a slave or free.  Masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them since you know that He Who is both their Master and yours is in heaven and there is no favor with Him."

Slavery of every kind comes under the bonds of sin which mankind is under.  "Nothing impure will ever enter heaven, nor anyone who does what is shameful, or deceitful, but only whose names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life." Revelation 21:27 Have you repented? Have you asked Jesus to forgive your sins and come into your heart? If you have and your have a true heart in doing so, your name in Written in His Book of eternal life!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

The Four Living Creatures of Ezekiel and Revelation

Ezekiel 1:4-15, (Revelation 4:6-11),  "I saw an immense cloud with flashing lightning and surrounded by brilliant light. The center of the fire looked like glowing metal and in the fire was what looked like Four Living Creatures. In appearance their form was that of a man. (In verse 10) Each had a face of a man. On the right side each had the face of a lion, the left side of their face was that of an ox. Each also had the face of an eagle. Such was their faces... They gleamed like burnished bronze. Under their wings on their four sides they had the hands of a man.

"As I looked, I saw a wheel on the ground beside each creature. The structure of the wheels sparkled like chrysolite. Each wheel intersected a wheel. As they moved they would go in any one of the four directions the creatures faced. The wheels did not turn about as the creatures went. The rims were high and awesome and all four rims were full of eyes all around!"

Again, animals are mentioned AND in one of the most Holy witness of an unexplained sight of not just the Prophet Ezekiel, but also of John in Revelation! Our brains have the incapacity to truly realize what they saw. They themselves could only explain with a limited vocabulary! But, animals as well as man are mentioned! These four creatures continually worship GOD (Revelation 4:8)

"It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of a Holy GOD." (Hebrews 10:31) 

The judgment for those who have rejected GOD's mercy through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is a great cause to worry; everlasting, eternal punishment in the Lake of Fire.

Accept the LORD Jesus, GOD in the Flesh, Who took upon Him all your sins. Ask His forgiveness of your sins and He will! Begin a new life and KNOW His blessings of eternal life for you with Him, all His saved of Israel, His Church, His angelic beings, and His animal kingdom for all eternity!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Children and Parents

Ephesians 6:1-4, "Children, obey your parents in the LORD for this is right. 'Honor your father and mother' which is the first commandment with a promise 'that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.'

"Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the LORD."

Promises from GOD occur not just for the children, but also the parents. For the children obeying their parents, it is a gift of a long life. (Ephesians 6:4) For the parents, proper training leads their children to not forget it when they are older. "Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it." (Proverbs 22:6) That also works in reverse! If children have parents that don't teach them right from wrong, they will be led astray! It is sad many children today don't have the responsibility to make good choices because they were not taught by parents being good examples for them. To those who have, they are a blessing to their parents. Are you an honorable child to your heavenly Father? Do you live the life Christ Jesus gave as an example for you to live? Honor your heavenly Father and the Love He has for you to be with Him for all eternity. Come to the salvation He has for you through Christ Jesus paying your penalty for sin and begin being taught by your Father GOD!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

He Has Indeed, Risen!

Matthew 27:51-53, 28:2-15; "The earth quaked and the rocks split. The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people WHO HAD DIED were raised to life. They came out of the tombs and after Jesus' Resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many people.

"There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the LORD came down from heaven, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat upon it.

"His appearance was like lightening and his clothes were as white as snow. The guards were so afraid they were like dead men. The angel said, 'Do not be afraid, for I know you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; He is risen, just as He said. Come see the place where He lay.

"Suddenly Jesus met the women. 'Greetings' He said to them and they fell at His feet and worshiped Him. 'Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers I will see them at Galilee.'

"When the guards at the tomb went into the city to report to the chief priests, the chief priests devised a plan and gave the soldiers a large sum of money telling them, ' Say His disciples came during the night and stole Him away while you were asleep. This report to the governor will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.' So they took the money and did as they were instructed. This story has been widely circulated among the Jews to this very day."

Jesus said, "I Am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me will live even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in Me will never die! DO YOU BELIEVE THIS?" (John 11:25-26) 

If you do, you have eternal life with Christ Jesus. Death from this fallen life only leads to eternal life with our Awesome, Almighty, Creator, Savior, Holy Father GOD forevermore! Hallelujah to His Holy Name!!!