oh God help them

Johor Bahru, Malaysia

#6012 Jul 19, 2013
Prophets receive no respect, compensation, or honor from their own people.

Some prophets are seduced by money, fame, position or lusts, such as Koriah and Balaam. They received from God the reward for their folly. Therefore, the prophets make an extra effort to remain true to God.

Today there are very many doctrines and practices that have strayed from the path that God has set for His people. Holidays such as Easter, Halloween, and Christmas are celebrations that are offensive to God, but men have made them a part of their tradition.

For the prophets who sound the warnings to the church to abandon these practices, there is only rejection and persecution. It is today as it has always been, so is the life of the prophet. The suffering of the prophet will be rewarded greatly in heaven. As long as there are obedient prophets, the world will always have the word of truth

He can see ahead of the everyday person. The position of the watchman allows him to see much farther than the people on the ground.

From the spiritual perspective this means that the prophets commitment to God allows him to have insight into things and events that are not available to people.

Because the prophet is the messenger of God to his, the prophet has access to visions of the future, the present, and the past.

It is this foresight that guides the people in the way that God would have them to go. The Holy Spirit reveals those things that the prophet need in order to warn the people of danger.

Whether or not the world is saved will determine on whether or not it heeds the warning of THE WATCHMAN.
oh God help them

Johor Bahru, Malaysia

#6013 Jul 19, 2013
He is the first to be seen and attacked by the enemy.
The watchman is responsible for sounding the alarm that rallies the people to war. His high post on the tower makes him an easy target to spot.

If the enemy is to gain advantage or entry into the castle, he must first neutralize the watchman.
Therefore the watchman is the first to be attacked in the battle, whether military or spiritual.

The Devil attacks the prophet for the same reason. The Devil seeks to silence the prophet by bringing him down from the high status he holds in the church.
If there are any embarrassing sins or weaknesses in the life of the prophet, the Devil seeks to expose them to the people.

The strategy is to use the weakness of the prophet to discredit his warning. If people ignore the prophet for whatever reason, they ignore the warning from God.
This allows the enemy to overtake the church unaware. Many great prophets of God have been discredited because of failings in their personal life.

Their flocks were then scattered and many were devoured by the Devil. The church should not look to perfection in any man other than Jesus, so that, should an embarrassing fact be unearthed about a prophet, do not let that shake you faith in Jesus or in the word of God..

He must have Integrity. A watchman must be of such a high degree of integrity that the enemy cannot bribe him. The easiest way to attack the castle is to bride the watchman to keep silent at your approach. The devil desires to bribe the prophets of God with everything from money to fame.

Unfortunately this tactic has been successful with some. The Devil’s strategy is first to put you under great stress, then to provide you with an ungodly way in which you can escape.
oh God help them

Johor Bahru, Malaysia

#6014 Jul 19, 2013
This way will lead to a long-term indulgence in some worldly activity that is contrary to the calling of the prophet. Once the prophet has been distracted, the attack on the truth can begin.

After the Devil gets what he wants through his attack, he then withdraws anything that he may have given the prophet for the sake of distraction.
A prophet must have integrity and loyalty. He must remain faithful and diligent to his calling and avoid comparing himself with others.
A watchman must resist temptations.
God’s designation of the prophet as a watchman is perfect. It focuses on the importance of a solitary figure on the entire kingdom of God.

It highlights the exceptional commitment that must be made by the prophet and it explains the close relationship that a prophet has with God.

The actions of the prophet affect the lives of all the people. In the book of Jonah, we see that it is only the prophet that stands between the complete destruction of a people or their survival.

Had God not forced Jonah to return to Nineveh, all the people of Nineveh would have died, and all of their blood would have been on Jonah’s head. When Pashur the prophet (Jeremiah 20)refused to bring the word of God to the people, he in effect robbed them of the guidance and warning from God. The punishment for refusing was that he went into captivity with all the people and he died in captivity.

God has placed prophets in the midst of His people to sound a warning. The words of the prophets are often unpopular or critical, but they are necessary for the people to remain righteous in the sight of God. Prophets are laughed at, scorned, persecuted, and even killed by the very people they are trying to save.

Prophets receive no respect, compensation, or honor from their own people. Some prophets are seduced by money, fame, position or lusts, such as Koriah and Balaam. They received from God the reward for their folly. Therefore, the prophets make an extra effort to remain true to God.

Today there are very many doctrines and practices that have strayed from the path that God has set for His people. Holidays such as Easter, Halloween, and Christmas are celebrations that are offensive to God, but men have made them a part of their tradition.
For the prophets who sound the warnings to the church to abandon these practices, there is only rejection and persecution. It is today as it has always been, so is the life of the prophet. The suffering of the prophet will be rewarded greatly in heaven. As long as there are obedient prophets, the world will always have the word of truth

He can see ahead of the everyday person. The position of the watchman allows him to see much farther than the people on the ground.
From the spiritual perspective this means that the prophets commitment to God allows him to have insight into things and events that are not available to people. Because the prophet is the messenger of God to his, the prophet has access to visions of the future, the present, and the past.

It is this foresight that guides the people in the way that God would have them to go. The Holy Spirit reveals those things that the prophet need in order to warn the people of danger.
yea

Johor Bahru, Malaysia

#6015 Jul 19, 2013
"And whether they heed or resist — for they are a rebellious house — they shall know that a prophet has been among them." —Ezekiel 2:5
Adam

Frankfurt Am Main, Germany

#6016 Jul 20, 2013
yea wrote:
"And whether they heed or resist — for they are a rebellious house — they shall know that a prophet has been among them." —Ezekiel 2:5
You jews seems to be everywhere in the world.
Adam

Frankfurt Am Main, Germany

#6017 Jul 20, 2013
The jews are the children of the devil.Jesus suffered much by the Jews. Hitler did the right job when he put the jews in the concentrastion camps. You jews are the scum of the earth.

Below here are some verses why the holocaust happened.

Moed Kattan 17a: If a Jew is tempted to do evil he should go to a city where he is not known and do the evil there.

Erubin 21b. Whosoever disobeys the rabbis deserves death and will be punished by being boiled in hot excrement in hell.

Sanhedrin 58b. If a heathen (gentile) hits a Jew, the gentile must be killed.

Sanhedrin 57a . A Jew need not pay a gentile ("Cuthean") the wages owed him for work.

Baba Kamma 37b. "If an ox of an Israelite gores an ox of a Canaanite there is no liability; but if an ox of a Canaanite gores an ox of an Israelite...the payment is to be in full."

Baba Mezia 24a . If a Jew finds an object lost by a gentile ("heathen") it does not have to be returned.(Affirmed also in Baba Kamma 113b). Sanhedrin 76a. God will not spare a Jew who "marries his daughter to an old man or takes a wife for his infant son or returns a lost article to a Cuthean..."

Sanhedrin 57a . When a Jew murders a gentile ("Cuthean"), there will be no death penalty. What a Jew steals from a gentile he may keep.

Baba Kamma 37b. The gentiles are outside the protection of the law and God has "exposed their money to Israel."

Baba Kamma 113a. Jews may use lies ("subterfuges") to circumvent a Gentile.

Yebamoth 98a. All gentile children are animals.

Abodah Zarah 36b. Gentile girls are in a state of niddah (filth) from birth.

Abodah Zarah 22a-22b . Gentiles prefer sex with cows
Jerusalem be blessed

Johor Bahru, Malaysia

#6018 Jul 21, 2013
Isaiah 56:10-12 – The Who What Why What of Watchmen

By I Gordon

Introduction:

As I read through Isaiah chapter 56 there was a little passage in verses 10-12 that got me thinking about ‘Watchmen’.‘Watching’ is a very important topic and as riveting as it is, we are not talking ‘bird watching’ here. This passage is obviously about watchman so we’ll ask ourselves four questions concerning watchman –
1. Who were the watchman?
2. What were they watching for?
3. Why did they watch?
4. What were they longing for?

So this is the Who, What, Why, What of Watchman... So many questions... so little time. Actually we won’t get it all done in one go so a second study on this will be added. This study will just look at the first two questions. It should also be mentioned that we may not stay too long in Isaiah itself because my wee study on this important topic soon led me out of the Old and into the New. Argh, testaments that is. But let’s start with a general description of the role of a watchman in the Old Testament.

The Watchmen of old...

Israel has always had many enemies (then and now unfortunately) and historically the city of Jerusalem had thick high walls around the entire city. In fact many great cities in olden days had walls around them for protection. For example, we read in scripture about the walls surrounding Babylon and the great walls of Jericho. Now Israel’s watchmen were guards who would stand upon the walls of Jerusalem and in the towers and lookout upon the land. The Hebrew word for watchman is ‘tsaphah’ and it has the meaning ‘to lean forward, to peer into the distance; by implication means to observe, behold, spy out, wait for, keep the watch.’ So they would be in their towers and upon the walls and would literally be peering forward, looking out into the distance, on the watch for messengers, unusual activity, or mostly importantly, any sign of an enemy or approaching army. A very, very important job! With that in mind, let’s have a look at God’s assessment of Israel’s watchmen in the days of Isaiah.
Jerusalem be blessed

Johor Bahru, Malaysia

#6019 Jul 22, 2013
Do you think such a person would get the job? Not exactly attributes that look good on the CV are they? Yet that was God’s assessment of Israel’s watchmen in the days of Isaiah! Now obviously God was talking about more than just the watchmen upon the walls here. This was His assessment concerning Israel’s spiritual leaders at the time of Isaiah. This was His assessment of those whose responsibility it was to spiritually guard God’s very own people. Let’s quickly run through those impressive attributes again:
he sends warning to all

Johor Bahru, Malaysia

#6020 Jul 22, 2013
Has God used tragedy and economic collapse to warn America? To incite the nation to turn back to Him?

Jonathan Cahn is author of The Harbinger: The Ancient Mystery that Holds the Secret of America’s Future. The book discusses God’s warnings to Israel before the nation’s judgment and downfall, and how the same signs of destruction have manifested in the United States in the past decade.

“Before God judges a nation, He sends warning,” Cahn has said.“But America, like Israel, has not responded with repentance, but with defiance.”

Cahn grew up a Reform Jew, became an atheist, then surrendered his life to Christ at 20 years old. A Messianic Jew, he serves as senior pastor and rabbi of the Beth Israel Worship Center in Wayne, N.J., and leads Hope of the World Ministries, an evangelistic outreach.

In The Harbinger, Cahn picks apart Isaiah 9:10 where Israel determines to rebuild its devastated country by its own means, defying God. God had repeatedly warned the people of impending danger if they didn’t acknowledge Him, and they paid the price for failing to listen.

America, in a more modern way, is receiving the same warnings, Cahn argues, and points out the declaration by some public figures that the country will come back stronger than ever — the same idea expressed in Isaiah 9:10.

Some Christian critics have questioned whether God would send the same kind of warning signs again or whether the Bible really alludes to America. Some differ on when the parallel prophecies began. But virtually all have agreed on Cahn’s bottom line: America is in trouble if its people continue ignoring God.

The Harbinger became a New York Times best-seller the first week of its release in early 2012 and has been circulated on Capitol Hill. The documentary version, called The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment, continues to be a best-selling faith film in America.

Yet with all the talk of impending judgment on America, Cahn leaves room for hope. Some people ask him if there will be judgment or revival.

“It can be both,” he said, adding that “if there was no hope, there would be no warning.”

It would “take a miracle” for revival, Cahn said, but “God’s got heart and He’s into miracles.”

He cites 2 Chronicles 7:14:“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

“It’s got to begin with us,… with repentance,” he said.“As we watch the culture getting darker, we have to not be afraid. We have to not shrink back. We have to shine brighter.”

If Christians were the “light” they are supposed to be, he said, America might not be this dark.

So what can we do?

“Being bold to spread the Gospel is crucial. Crucial,” he said, even when others try to silence it.

Cahn warns Christians not to be “lukewarm.” He emphasizes the power of prayer and urges believers to speak up and take action on issues that affect the moral fiber of the nation. A nationwide outreach called My Hope America with Billy Graham, he said, is one way to communicate hope in Christ and potentially change people’s lives.

“God is real. He is over everything. He is calling.… We need as believers to take His calling … seriously,” he said.“The time is now. Not tomorrow. The time is now.”

Cahn will be at the Billy Graham Library from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 20, for a book signing.
he sends warning to all

Johor Bahru, Malaysia

#6021 Jul 22, 2013
. A prophet does not have a denomination; he is a prophet of the one true God. A prophet cannot have his vision colored by politics, finances, or other things that have led the church into error. A prophet has vision, both of the present and of the future. A prophet sees the spiritual side of war and well as the military side, and he is able to tell the church what will happens in the future as a result of the present actions. A prophet has greater vision.
he sends warning to all

Johor Bahru, Malaysia

#6022 Jul 22, 2013
He spends a lonely existence.

The life of a watchman is spent on a solitary pursuit of his duty to safeguard the kingdom. The prophet spends his life in the same manner. Things of the world that are normal and everyday pursuits are not a part of the life of a prophet. There are many things and people in the world that would be distracting to a prophet and cause him to lose focus. To avoid distractions and devote himself more fully to God, the prophet must abstain from many worldly associations. Although his job is the protection of the people, the watchman does not spend his time moving among the people. The watchman’s station is a small and solitary place in which he devotes as much attention as possible to carrying out the job God has assigned. His existence is made lonely not only because the high tower separates him physically, but that he is also separated spiritually by the high level of devotion to duty.
he sends warning to all

Johor Bahru, Malaysia

#6023 Jul 22, 2013
Things of the world that are normal and everyday pursuits are not a part of the life of a prophet. There are many things and people in the world that would be distracting to a prophet and cause him to lose focus. To avoid distractions and devote himself more fully to God, the prophet must abstain from many worldly associations.
he sends warning to all

Johor Bahru, Malaysia

#6024 Jul 22, 2013
He must not be caught up in the trends of today, but must remain clear and adamant about the word of God. A prophet does not have a denomination; he is a prophet of the one true God.
focus focus focus

Johor Bahru, Malaysia

#6025 Jul 22, 2013
Things of the world that are normal and everyday pursuits are not a part of the life of a prophet...!!!

There are many things and people in the world that would be distracting to a prophet and cause him to lose focus..!!!

To avoid distractions and devote himself more fully to God, the prophet must abstain from many worldly associations..!!!
abstain from worldly

Johor Bahru, Malaysia

#6026 Jul 22, 2013
To avoid distractions and devote himself more fully to God, the prophet must abstain from many worldly associations..!!!

To avoid distractions and devote himself more fully to God, the prophet must abstain from many worldly associations..!!!

To avoid distractions and devote himself more fully to God, the prophet must abstain from many worldly associations..!!!
abstain from worldly

Johor Bahru, Malaysia

#6027 Jul 22, 2013
James 1:15

King James Version (KJV)

15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
seek God n find

Johor Bahru, Malaysia

#6028 Jul 22, 2013
God is the rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
bow to Yah

Johor Bahru, Malaysia

#6030 Jul 24, 2013
.....the Hebrew word for bless (barak) as "to kneel; to kneel for prayer, praise ... hence to praise, to thank, to salute, to wish well to.""

The word has to do with worship, and the point I want to make is this: For the soul of man to truly worship God it must first bow before God.

Only then can the soul praise God properly. When David commanded his soul to bless God, he commanded his soul to bow before Almighty God in worship.

The motives for bowing one's soul before Jehovah are respect, awe and godly fear. The soul that reverences God will worship him. The soul that bows before God expresses that respect.

Thus, bowing is the proper posture of the soul in worship.(Bowing the soul has primarily to do with the attitude of the soul -- one can bow one's soul before Jehovah while standing -- but sometimes, especially during times of prayer or worship, it is most appropriate to bow one's body before Jehovah.

Some traditional liturgical churches have kneeling benches in their pews for this very purpose.)
bow to Yah

Johor Bahru, Malaysia

#6031 Jul 24, 2013
The Book of Revelation, a book of worship, reinforces the principle of bowing in worship.

For instance, the twenty-four elders seated around the throne "fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever" (Revelation 4;10).(The Greek word for worship, proskuneo, carries the meaning of prostration oneself.)

In Revelation 5, after the lamb took hold of the scroll, "the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints" (Rev. 5:8).

From the prostrate position they sang a 'new song' which celebrates the worthiness of the lamb, the redemption of the church into a kingdom, the constituting of the church kingdom into a priesthood, and the promise to the church to reign on the earth.

Finally, chapter 5 of Revelation closes with these words: "And the twenty-four elders fell down and worshiped Him who lives forever and ever." In short, the Revelation pictures worshipers who were bowed in body and soul.

Only God is worthy of such reverence. The object of David's worship was Jehovah, the "I AM THAT I AM," the unchangeable, omnipotent, transcendent, holy, merciful God.

We worship the same Jehovah, and Jesus Christ His only begotten Son. Our mortality must bow before the immortal God. Our flesh must yield to the Holy Spirit of God. Our humanity must acknowledge and praise its maker.

Bowing to God positions us to receive His mercies. Notice the connection between fear (or reverence) and mercy in the following texts, which are taken from Psalm 103:


"For as the heavens are high above the earth, So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him" (Ps. 103:11).

"As a father pities his children,
So the LORD pities those who fear Him" (Ps. 103:13) "But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting
On those who fear Him" (Ps. 103:17)
bow to Yah

Johor Bahru, Malaysia

#6032 Jul 24, 2013
The lesson is simple: As we fear God, we receive His mercies.

If you're short on mercy, maybe you've been short on reverence ... Friend, the bowing Christian will receive God's mercies. The Christian who benefits from God's mercies will stand among men.

A Christendom which bows before Jehovah will rule the earth. David worshiped and ruled his world in his day. Let us do the same in ours ."O come let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker For He is our God, And we are the people of His pasture, And the sheep of His hand" (Ps. 95:6)

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