Holy Writings prophecies affect all of our lives on this planet, whether we believe in a benevolent creator or not. In His holy writings, he has left us a written record of these prophecies as a marker or map so we can have a full understanding as to why these things are taking place.
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This Prophecy today is a lesson in patience, faith, endurance, and trust.
The majority of us, if not all of us have suffered some form of injustice in our lives at some time or another, for some, it’s an ongoing situation, leading them to the belief that there is no justice in the world. Based on how this system operates, we can honestly say that, there is no justice in the world, has a ring of truth. The only justice that exists in the world, is the justifying of the few who orchestrated this system and put things in place, and justify to themselves why things are the way they are.
This type of justification will not go on forever, there will be an end to it. Take for example a few characters from the Holy Writings, Joseph and Job. Let’s first take a brief look a Joseph the younger of these two men. At about age 17 he was sold as a slave, taken into Egypt, then because of a lie he was imprisoned for over a decade. There isn’t anywhere in the Holy Writing that states he retaliated against his assailants. He did not sat imprisoned and did nothing either. Here is where patience and endurance came in. While patiently waiting for an opportunity to state his case, he endured the injustices heaped upon him.
“And the family heads became jealous of Joseph and sold him into Egypt. But God was with him, and he rescued him out of all his tribulations and gave him favor and wisdom before Pharʹaoh king of Egypt. And he appointed him to govern Egypt and his whole house.”
Joseph taught us the value in patiently waiting for the right moment to act even if it took years.
“Return evil for evil to no one. Take into consideration what is fine from the viewpoint of all men. If possible, as far as it depends on you, be peaceable with all men. Do not avenge yourselves, beloved, but yield place to the wrath; for it is written: “‘Vengeance is mine; I will repay,’ says Jehovah.”
Now, let’s take a look a Job, a very wealthy man who literally lost everything with the exception of his wife and his life, he lost everything else. Then three friends came to comfort him, but instead, they said very hurtful things to him, they were certainly no friends of comfort. Job patiently endured throughout his trials and tribulations
Job said these words
“It is unthinkable for me to declare you men righteous! Until I die, I will not renounce my integrity!”
The writer of the book of Job also reported that, “There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job. He was an upright man of integrity; he feared God and shunned what was bad.
Joseph and Job both had faith in the God that they worshiped, they trusted that, in time, he will deliver them out of their trials and tribulations, and he did. We see how things worked out for Joseph, he went from the jailhouse or prisoner, to being second to the Pharaoh. Continue to read throughout the book of Job to experience his outcome.
We in this Global Community have a tendency to be impatient, not a good trait. When injustices are heaped upon us, we want justice to be done swiftly. As we see from Joseph and Job how things turned out due to their patience, endurance, trust and faith, a lesson we all can learn from.
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- The Holy Writing is very clear about things taking place during the last days, for one thing, please take note of what it states about the attitude of people today. The sacred text state, “But know this, that in the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here. For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal, having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, without love of goodness, betrayers, headstrong, puffed up with pride, lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God, having an appearance of godliness but proving false to its power; and from these turn away.”
No one that steak the claim that they are awake will disagree that millions of not billions in the Global Community display much of the attitudes listed in that holy text. To recap a few, let’s start with individuals who are our leaders and should be setting the example to those in their charge. Who would not agree that our leaders are, boastful, haughty, headstrong, puffed up with pride, and have BETRAYED its citizens.
Who of us do not know of someone who is a lover of themselves, lover of money and will do just about anything to obtain it, most of us also know of people who are out of control, they have lost control in just about every aspect of their lives. They lack self-control physically, emotionally, mentally, and most importantly spiritually. A sad reality in this fact is that some of these very people are people we love, admire, and adore, however, at some point in time they became lost, blinded, lured into duplicity, and the end result they have lost all control and cannot seem to gain it back. We look at these individuals and we feel totally helpless because nothing we have done was able to help these ones come back. And again, as we see the Holy Writings accuracy these ones become fierce, without love of goodness, and have “gone past all moral sense,”
Many of us can personalized the fact that in our very own families, we have experienced, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal, having no natural affection. Have we seen an unprecedented rise in disobedient children? Unthankfulness in the family circle, family members displayed attitudes such as, things are owed to them or they are entitled. The LOVE and necessities that are given to them are never good enough. Disloyal? This seems to be a word that is not understood in marriages. Disloyalty causes 50% of marriage in this land to end in divorce. Adultery, fornication, and other disloyal activities exists in marriages that seems to be keeping it together. We see clearly that natural affection has vanished in some families. Parents and children have cultivated and nurtured hatred between each other, it has gone to point that parents have killed their children and children has killed their parents.
Yes, last, but not in any way the least, those with an appearance of godliness, those who are first and foremost in their houses of worship pretending to be godly or godlike. The Holy Writings state, they hide who they really are, “whitewashed graves, which outwardly indeed appear beautiful but inside are full of dead men’s bones and of every sort of uncleanness.” The holy texts also says’ of them, “This people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far removed from me. It is in vain that they keep worshipping me“.
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“Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
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- Many people wonder, how do we know that Jehovah God wants us to draw close to him as a friend?
In the publication “What can the bible teach us”? Chapter 1 paragraph 19 says the following.
How can you become God’s friend? Jesus said: “This means everlasting life, their coming to know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ.” Keep on learning, and you will come to know Jehovah and Jesus. And then you can have everlasting life. For example, we have already learned that “God is love.” But he also has many other beautiful qualities. The Bible tells us that Jehovah is “merciful and compassionate, slow to anger and abundant in loyal love and truth.” Jehovah is “good and ready to forgive.” God is patient and loyal. You will learn much more about his beautiful qualities as you read about him in the Bible.
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- Does God have a personal name?
When we meet a stranger, and happen to engage in a conversation/s with them at some point in the conversation we do introduce ourselves, and in turn ask the person their name. Sometimes because we feel a connection, the person is very knowledgeable on the subject on which you both were speaking, this is a friendly person that I would like to become friends with him or her, or, both of you want to continue the conversation, then the next step is the exchange of phone numbers.
The same is true with God, if we want to form a personal relationship with him, we have to continue conversing with him. As the above paragraph stated, having an ongoing conversation with someone, at some point you will know each other names, that’s how relationships are made and built. Whether it’s a relationship of friends, workmates, classmates, passing associates, cyber associates, names are known, some people who have ill and malicious intent choose to give a false name, nevertheless they give a name.
We see how necessary and important a name is, It identifies who we are and in many cases what we are, and what we are about. The God of the Holy Writings are known to many by the titles god, lord, father, almighty, and other titles, which are correct, but the Holy Writings does states that he has a personal name.
The Holy Writings states: “May people know that you, whose name is Jehovah, You alone are the Most High over all the earth.” So according to this verse in the Holy Writings, God do have a personal name, Jehovah. It’s a wonderful thing to know God’s name, that name is the key to building a personal relationship with God. Though it it’s impossible to know everything about God we should not stop learning everything we can about him.
Other holy text to reference:
“You must pray, then, this way: “‘Our Father in the heavens, let your name be sanctified.”
“I have made your name known to them and will make it known,”
King James Version “this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
King James Version “And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it”
This is the way the two above texts are translated in the King James version. In the case of what many calls the “our father prayer” This prayer is repeated by millions in the Global Community, most of which does not know God’s personal name or either refrains from using it. However, it seems that those who repeat this holy text, have not reason on one important fact. If I am told to hallow or sanctify a person’s name, should I not know what that name is?
How do we know that Jehovah God wants us to draw close to him as a friend?
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- There are many things in the Global Community that cause suffering and reap havoc in the lives of all of us, in varying degrees.
Lets take a look at just three, though the list goes on.
1. Illnesses. What has Jehovah God promised, as supposed to illness: “And no resident will say: “I am sick. ”The people dwelling in the land will be pardoned for their error.”
2. Wars. He, Jehovah God has also promised to put an end to wars: “He is bringing an end to wars throughout the earth. He breaks the bow and shatters the spear; He burns the military wagons with fire”
3. Death. Yes death, the most formidable of mankind’s enemy: “He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces. The reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, For Jehovah himself has spoken it.”
The Global Community rulers speak of global peace and unity, has this been accomplished?
They have also spoken and promise of a better and healthier world, are we healthier than ever before? And as for the most formidable of mankind’s enemy, death. Mankind cannot stop death neither can they resurrect any one who has died. Our benevolent creator has provided proof in the past that he has the power in his hand to resurrect, and will do so on a massive scale in the near future.
Other holy text to reference:
1. “When he came ashore, he saw a large crowd, and he felt pity for them, and he cured their sick ones.”
2. “He will render judgment among the nations And set matters straight respecting many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares And their spears into pruning shears. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, Nor will they learn war anymore.”
3. “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them.4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
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- How do we know that our suffering is not punishment from God? ....“When under trial, let no one say: “I am being tried by God.” For with evil things God cannot be tried, nor does he himself try anyone”
When trials and tribulations come upon us some of us are made to believe that their trials are from God. Some even ask. Why would God do this to us? Or, Where was God? Or How can God let this happen to us? Then there are others who struggle to understand why bad things happen.
Why do we suffer ....“We know that we originate with God, but the whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one.”
We should ask ourselves, who control the world, is it God or is it someone else? As we look intently at the world we can see evidence that the Holy Writings are correct that the wicked one satan the devil rules the world. In other parts of the Holy Writings, we can see that satan’s influence lead to a severe breakdown of genuine morals and standards, leading up to death for all mankind. We can recognize that God does not cause our sufferings, but he does care about it.
How does God feel about our suffering? The Holy Writings supply us with comforting answers.
.... “During all their distress it was distressing to him. And his own personal messenger saved them. In his love and compassion he repurchased them, And he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old.” According to this holy text we can see how God feels about his ancient people, their sufferings hurt him too. He did more than felt for them, he was moved to action, in due time God took action to end their suffering. In the mean time he comforted them to help them to endure it. The same is true today. We all can apply the above holy text to ourselves. During all our distress, it is distressing to God, and if we allow him to. He will comfort and support us also. He promises that in due time he will end all suffering forever.
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- Have you ever wondered how does God feel about those who sincerely seek him? Well, the Holy Writings always have reliable answers, let's see!
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time, while you throw all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.”
There is our answer, He cares for us. But then, this leads to another question.
To what extent does God pay attention to us as individuals?
“Two sparrows sell for a coin of small value, do they not? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father’s knowledge. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. So have no fear; you are worth more than many sparrows.”
The Holy Writings tells us that He has numbered the very hair on each individuals head. When we read about the counting of human hair, it is always preface with the words about, or average. We mere mortals do not have the ability to have that definitive number. Too many microscopic hair follicles’ I suppose.
How do we know that God understands us? Again, reliable answers from the Holy Writings, and the Psalmist personalized the answer, helping us to discern that our relationship with our benevolent creator is very personal.
“O Jehovah, you have searched through me, and you know me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up. You discern my thoughts from afar…….There is not a word on my tongue, But look! O Jehovah, you already know it well.”
How can God's care can benefit us?
We are benefited having reliable answers, answers that brings us out of the darkness and into His light. We are no longer asleep, in fear anything, including death , giving us the prospects of living eternally to enjoy and be with our universal family. Most importantly, we learn vital truths about our benevolent creator.
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“At that time the eyes of the blind will be opened, And the ears of the deaf will be unstopped. At that time the lame will leap like the deer, And the tongue of the speechless will shout for joy. For waters will burst forth in the wilderness, And streams in the desert plain.”
When our planet is set free from enslavement from corruption we Will see many of the blessings as listed above.
“that the creation itself will also be set free from enslavement to corruption and have the glorious free-dom of the children of God”0 0 0 0
- As promised, on August 30th, 2018, our community will have the pleasure of reading the teaser from my book, “FOUNDATION.” At year’s end, 2018, the community will have the added pleasure oF reading “FOUNDATION,” in its entirety.
“the solid foundation of God remains standing,“
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