January 7, 2013

For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.

Isaiah 9:16 (AV)

(16) For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.

When our leaders are more impressed with how many millions of dollars are managed or available.  When our leaders seek material things and appear to believe wealth is the proof of the blessing of GOD.   It puts the whole body on a pathway which leads to spiritual irrelevance.  Do we really think we impress GOD?

Proverbs  14:12 “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” 

God has shown us what He requires, we appear to seek the wisdom of man instead of the wisdom of GOD.

Jeremiah 6:16 (AV)

(16) “Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.”

(1)The burden which Habakkuk the prophet did see. (2) “O LORD, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save! (3) “Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention. (4) “Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth. (5) “Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously: for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you. (6) “For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwellingplaces that are not theirs. (7) “They are terrible and dreadful: their judgment and their dignity shall proceed of themselves. (8) “Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves: and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from far; they shall fly as the eagle that hasteth to eat. (9) “They shall come all for violence: their faces shall sup up as the east wind, and they shall gather the captivity as the sand. (10) “And they shall scoff at the kings, and the princes shall be a scorn unto them: they shall deride every strong hold; for they shall heap dust, and take it. (11) “Then shall his mind change, and he shall pass over, and offend, imputing this his power unto his god. (12) “Art thou not from everlasting, O LORD my God, mine Holy One? we shall not die. O LORD, thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty God, thou hast established them for correction.

Psalm 94:1–10 (AV)

(1) O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself.(2) “Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud. (3) “LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph? (4) “How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves? (5) “They break in pieces thy people, O LORD, and afflict thine heritage. (6) “They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless. (7) “Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it. (8) “Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise? (9) “He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see? (10) “He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know?

We as members of the church, Children of GOD, in a desire to please GOD heap accolades and praise on our leaders.  As the Bible says in 1 Timothy 5: 17

 “Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.”

However we notice it does not say those who rule are worthy of double honour, but it says  those who rule well are worthy.

No matter how good our intentions are, apart from GOD all our plans will fail.  The fact, that the things we are hearing of even exist among we who are called “saints” lets us know judgement has begun.   We have to make a choice, just as in Jerimiah 6:16, shall we choose the good path, or shall we go our way.

You can always tell when men rule well, they follow the Word of GOD.  They esteem the Word of GOD above all else.   GOD magnifies His Word above His Name. (Ps. 138:2)  What value do we place on it?

Psalm 138:2 (AV)

(2)I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy loving kindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

In Matthew 28:18-20 in what is called the Great Commission, we must ask ourselves, does our stated goal agree with what GOD says.  If our goals are different from those of  GOD, why are we surprised when HE does not accept our actions.  When we esteem mans programs over GODS programs, when we are impressed by money and power instead of the Word of GOD.  Why are we surprised with the outcome.  GOD Himself tells us when He said in Amos 5:21–24 (AV)

(21)I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies. (22) “Though ye offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I will not accept them: neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts. (23) “Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols. (24) “But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream..

Is our infamous “Cogic sound” an affront to GOD when we don’t follow His Word?

Here is what GOD commissioned us to do, are we following His instructions?

Matthew 28:18–20 (AV)

(18) And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. (19) Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: (20)  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world”. Amen


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