Entry Submitted by Bill at 4:03 PM EST on November 14, 2016
Thank you so much for the tough LOVE Brother
"Tough Love" - Republic Update - Monday - November 14, 2016
I will use the WORD of GOD which is for our learning, and the examples God has given us. So, I will paraphrase from the word. I will speak from the word. We know the story of Abram to Abraham and that God made the convent with Himself because Abram or Abraham was a sleep the word said. God also told Abraham that his descendants would be enslaved or in bondage for 400 years, and God would deliver them. Many other things take place in that time frame that I will jump over. Then we go to Moses and the deliverance and the people being FREED from Egypt and here we see the heart of the people. They could have had the promise land in 12 days if they would have believed the Word of the Lord. We know they did not after the spies went in and came back only two believed what God said and ten did not, so over the next forty years they all died but the two that believed God. Here we are at a place like that with this Blessing coming and we are being set FREE from our enslavement, or are we going to do any better than Israel?
The bible talks about 600,000 men plus women and children here are not counted in that number, and only 2 men made it to the promise land, some of the others wanted to go back into enslavement life because they thought it would be easier, as our brother said in his tough love, other died for other reasons, we also know the teenage boys may have been part of that 600,000 because after 14 to 16 years old they become men. So, the thing I asked myself after reading Tough Love was I one of the two because I believe GOD with all my Heart. Then they went into the promise land, and witnessed God’s hand over the city of Jericho, so they would believe God was going to give them the land as promised years before. God asked them to kill all the people, as like the evil one of today, it was the cursed race of Ham’s line of descends that lived in the promised land as the Bible said. Was this God’s tough LOVE to get all the evil off the earth at that time??? We see they did not do it and God said it would infect them going forward with Him. Here we go to judges and God giving them over to their hearts and because of it they are enslaved again, and God sends a judge to free them, and that over and over again by many different nations around them at that time.
We can talk about Samuel when he came on the scene because of the corrupt priest hood at the time. Then the people asked for a king and not a prophet to lead them as other nations. Here God gave them a man out for himself or a man in the flesh this can go back to the first and second ADAM, one of the flesh and one of the spirit as in Galatians 4:21- 31 and because the second son always got the birth right. So, after Saul we see David a man after God’s heart, not a perfect one, he tried to hear God’s voice in all things, and when he did the works in the flesh we got to see it or read about it. Then we see Solomon become king and that has been compared to the 1000-year reign in revelation as people have talked about that with this blessing coming. Solomon had peace his whole reign and abundance like it never happened before, as we are about to see in our life, but Solomon let it go to his head or his wife’s led him away from God, but in his heart, did he understand? Then we start the cycle again as Rehoboam Listened to friends and not the wise men of the time. Here we have the 10 and 2 again or the division of the 12 tribes, 10 went after other gods and two stayed with the Lord GOD, and we know that the 10 tribes went into exile till God reveals them. Then you can look at Christ’s life, and today and where we are and the blessing we are looking at and the true choices we have, as my Brother put it in Tough LOVE.
The question we must ask ourselves is are we going to repeat history or are we going change it and rise up and make this USA back for GOD or repeat the mistake of the past as the bible shows us???? I pray that the spirit of God Leads each one to the choice that brings glory to God.