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Topsy Turvy dom

Topsy-Turvy

  1. with the top where the bottom should be; upside down.
  2. in or into a reversed condition or order
  3. in or into a state of confusion or disorder

We people have understood in times past that up is up and down is down.  Now we have a condition in our society and the world where authorities are saying that up is not up, and down is not down.  We are being told, “you must change your thinking going forward”.  “It is for the best of  people and for the planet.”  We the people are being manipulated to an end. We are not being told what this end is going to look like, other than it is apparently for the best. One area in a state of topsy-turvy is human sexuality.  Authorities are saying that biological evidence is not a fact to be considered in human sexuality.  “If you  choose to be a man then be a man.”  “Men can bear children if they are in possession of a uterus, hormones, and other materials needed for childbearing.”

We are losing our minds.  We are being given over to a mind that cannot think logically and straight, or perhaps, a mind that refuses to do so.  The consequence of this is believing  lies and falsehoods.  Living in an unreal state and in mental illness.  Our mental wishes do not  change reality.  Men are not in possession of altering what is real in nature, and yet, this is exactly what is being attempted in sexual identity.  If we look at this in Biblical scripture, we are trying to call what is perverse and distorted about sexuality ‘normal’ in our day.  And yet, we see more and more perversions of sexuality as concessions are being made by society as a whole.  We are heading toward an abysmal state of debauchery and unnatural,  wicked expressions of sexuality in our world. We will become worse than ‘animals’ by far.

Where is this coming from?  It appears it is coming from the upper levels of our society.  Our leaders.  What can be going on in their lives that they would try to make these kind of changes to our society, and to our laws?  Who can be guiding them or influencing them?  What benefit is before these leaders to cause them to capitulate to the current thinking about human sexuality?  Many people in upper society espouse this type of thinking.   They agree with it, and think that all is ok.

As believers we cannot accept the current teachings about human sexuality as being ‘normal’.  Clearly, the types of sexual behavior being encouraged today are set out in the Bible as being perverse, abnormal, and against nature.

 


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Be Filled with the Spirit

We read in Romans chapter one an admonition to worship God and to realize our state and condition without God in our lives.  In this chapter we read that people can be filled with unrighteousness.  We can be given over to unnatural passions and wickedness if we exchange truth for lies.  This is what is happening today in North American society.  Truth is being suppressed and strong efforts are being made to insert lies in its place.   One of these lies is that men can rule themselves, control themselves, and deal with themselves.  But we read in Romans chapter one that the condition of a person without God progresses into all manner of evil, unrighteousness, wickedness, envy, covetousness, malice, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness, gossips, slanderers,  haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, and ruthless.

We need to realize the great and marvelous benefits of worshiping and serving God.    Rather than allowing wickedness into our lives we need to open our hearts and lives to the governing of the Spirit of God.  We need to embrace and stand with the Spirit of God in our day.  How much better are God’s ways then the ways of men.  Peace, joy, hope, love, compassion, mercy, faithfulness, thankfulness, wisdom, obedience to what is right, good, righteousness, humbleness, care, sharing, gladness, good works, and holiness.

God has some better thing planned for those who submit to him.  It’s time to take our stand and declare our position for righteousness in this world.  We stand on the side of God even unto death.  There can be no other position for the saint who will go on to eternal life in the Spirit of Christ.


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Seeking God and his counsel

In the Old Testament we read of  times and circumstances when the leaders and officials of Israel sought the counsel of God through the prophets and seers of their day.   “Should I go against this nation?” “Will I  have victory?” “You’re adversaries are at the door, what should I do?” The high priest used the Urim and Thummim with the breastplate of judgment to inquire of God.

Today we have tough issues that need to be addressed for the Christian.  One of these is sexual identity.  Christian leaders of our day seem to be saying, “I’ll leave it up to you the individual as to how you want to think about this”.  What are we paying these leaders for if not to guide us through  the difficult times we are experiencing today as Christians?  Leaders do not want to address this issue openly to their congregation because they accept money and benefits from those in positions of government who ask them not to.   Benefits such as tax breaks for themselves, their ministry, and their congregants based on how they comply with the conditions for obtaining these benefits.  Also, they do not want to alienate members of their congregation who may be struggling with these issues, or alienate those in their congregations who have adopted the politically correct ideology of our current day.

I think what we need to know today in our churches is how does the Bible address this issue of sexual identity and how can we display compassion but also uphold the way of the Lord.  These are tough issues and they need to be addressed for the believer.  In the churches we need our leaders wrestling with these issues, seeking God, and guiding their congregants through these minefields.  Leaders need to know the mind and counsel of God in these matters.  When Jesus was asked by his adversaries ‘Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?’ he replied, “Show me a coin. Whose inscription is on this coin?” ‘Caesars’, they replied.  “Then give to Caesars what is Caesar’s, and give to God what is God’s”.

We need this kind of wisdom today from our Christian leaders.

 


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God’s Covenant with his people

In the book of Jeremiah we read that the covenant God made with his people during the time of the Exodus was not the Law of Sinai.  He did not establish the decrees and the Ten Commandments as the covenant with his redeemed people until after the Exodus.  The Law was added later by Moses and confirmed through angels, the Bible says.  This is the covenant that God established with his people at the beginning. ” Listen to my voice, and do all that I command you.” “So shall you be my people, and I will be your God, that I may confirm the oath that I swore to your fathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, as at this day.”  This is also the covenant that God established with Abraham.  The Bible says ‘Abraham believed God, and it was  counted to him as righteousness’.  In Hebrews we are told that it was Abraham’s obedience in his willingness to sacrifice Isaac that typifies God’s sacrifice of his own son Jesus on the Cross.

Obedience is better than sacrifice, the Bible says.  “If you love me”, Jesus says, “you will obey my commandments”. ” If I am in you and you are in me you will not sin”, Jesus says. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your mind and all your strength.  It is the overcomer who inherits the kingdom of God the scriptures say.  “Be faithful unto death and I will give you a crown of life”.  These are not the sayings of someone who has already done it all for us.  We have a part to play in our salvation.  We have a covenant to keep with God.  We have a cross to bear.  The word of the Lord to us today is “my yoke is easy and my burden is light”.

God is a covenant keeping God, we need to be a covenant keeping people.  It is becoming more treacherous for the believer in the world and we need to be able to run to God and to the everlasting arms and protection that only he can provide.  Nothing else will protect you in the coming days.

 


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Evil in the Land, Jeremiah chapter 7

Jeremiah was  to speak the word of the Lord to those going into the house of God to worship.  “Amend your ways and your deeds and you will remain in the land, execute justice, do not shed innocent blood, do not steal, murder, commit adultery, swear falsely, or go after other gods you have not known”.  There were deceptive words that the leaders and people of Judah were relying on to protect them.  “This is the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD”.  meaning that because God’s temple was with them they would not experience God’s judgment and their enemies would not conquer them.

We see the same thing happening in our Christian teaching today.  Christian leaders say “you are Gods’ people, you will not experience judgment”, “this is God’s house, he will not leave, there is no where else for God to go”,  “this is the ‘church of the LORD, the church of the LORD, the church of the LORD”. “God does not require righteousness from you, Jesus did it all”.  Commit sin and then come to the house of the LORD and say “we are delivered, we are delivered!” only to go on doing all these abominations?  What did God reply?  “Go now to my place that was in Shiloh, where I made my name dwell at first, and see what I did to it”.  God rejected and forsook Israel, he cast them out of his sight.  He did the  same to Judah throwing them out of the land as captives to Babylonia.

Another of God’s complaints against his people during this time was their refusal to listen to him.  “This is the nation that did not obey the voice of the LORD their God, and did not accept discipline; truth has perished; it is cut off from their lips”.  This is what is happening today.  Truth is perishing at a rapid rate in the church and outside the church. God’s people don’t want to hear his word.  They want to hear that it does not matter what they do because God can never reject them.  This is false teaching.

 

 


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Desolation and Starting Over

In Jeremiah we see a picture that looks like the beginning of creation as set out in the book of Genesis.  I think this portion of scripture is describing the end.  In other parts of the Bible it talks about the heavens passing away, the stars falling from heaven, the heavens being rolled away like a scroll the lights of the heavens going dark. God says, “heaven and earth will pass away, but my word will not pass away.”  The Bible talks about God making a new heaven and new earth.

Men plot and plan their evil deeds thinking that they have become wise.  They deceive and feign friendship with a companion while planning an ambush in their heart.  They call evil good and good evil.  They reward those who behave badly insisting that others do what they themselves are doing.  They love unjust reward and robbery. They oppress and enslave the weak and powerless.  They have no compassion for the widow or the orphan.

Jeremiah chapter 4:23-26

“I looked on the earth, and behold, it was without form and void; and to the heavens, and  they had no light. I looked on the mountains, and behold, they were quaking, and all the hills moved to and fro.  I looked, and behold, there was no man, and all the birds of the air had fled. I looked, and behold, the fruitful land was a desert, and all its cities were laid in ruins before the LORD, before his fierce anger.

 

 

 


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Nations to be Judged

In the book of Jeremiah it lists the complaints God had against Israel and Judah.  Their unfaithfulness to him,  their going after other ‘gods’, their refusal to admit that they had sinned against God and needed to return to him,  their pretense of righteousness toward God while all the while plotting evil in their hearts.  The response from God was that these two nations were taken into captivity and the land was totally destroyed and left desolate by Assyria and then by Babylon.

The New World of North America adopted the God of the Bible as the god of these lands.  He was the God of the USA and Canada until about 1970 when supposedly new prosperous  and progressive thinking was introduced into these nations.  The ways and methods of Asian countries became popular here. Transcendental meditation, yoga, an assortment of spiritual arts, the thinking of Buddhism, Socialism, Hinduism, etc became contemporary wisdom for us to seek after and practice here.  Our leaders today currently refuse to say that they are doing anything wrong by leaving God out of our government, our education systems, and our own personal conduct in North America.  These leaders have said that we do not need God and that we have the ability to lead and make good decisions for ourselves.  This independence from God has been the popular and official position in Canada and the USA for several decades now.  Christianity is mostly rejected here, and all other religions and various practices of immorality are honored and included as equally benefiting to people in western nations and in our modern world.

We have seen what happened to Europe.  Some say Europe will never recover. They have been destroyed because of the policies and laws implemented by different governments and their leaders.  Historical monuments and reminders of history are being dismantled in nations all over the world today.  The USA has experienced some of this recently with the destruction of historical monuments in Virginia, North Carolina, and other places in the USA where there has been loud complaints from some millennials about these reminders of history in our society.

The USA and Canada are two nations readied to be judged by God which have been served up to judgment by the ungodly who live among us.