-“…how long will they be incapable of Purity?”-
Self righteousness. Or pride.
Careful I do not make being Christian a curse to those around me.
-“… Go to Bethel and sin; go to Gilgal and sin yet more. Bring your sacrifices every morning, your tithes every thrid year.
Burn leavened bread as a thank you offering and brag about your freewill offerings –
boast about them, you Israelites, for this is what you love to do,” declares the Sovereign LORD.
-“…And afterward, I will pour out my spirit on all people.
Your son’s and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.-“
-“…for I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgement of God rather than burnt offerings.”-
-He instructed me and said to me,
“Daniel, I have now come to give you insight and understanding.
As soon as you began to pray, an answer was given, which I have come to tell you, for you are highly esteemed.
Therefore consider the message and understand the vision…-
-“Instead, you have set yourself up against the Lord of heaven.
You had the goblets from his Temple brought to you, and you and your nobles, your wives and your concubines drank wine from them.
You praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood and stone, which cannot see or hear or understand.
But you did not honor the God who holds in his hand your life and all your ways.”-
I’d like a Mercedes.
I really would. Nice wood trim, gentle ride, strong engine.
I’d like not to have to think about having money again.
When I have these things, do I remember where I am going?
-“…they are to teach my people the difference between the Holy and the common and show them how to distinguish between the unclean and the clean…”-
Cleanliness in thought and in action.
I can only hope that the blood of Christ is enough to cover my uncleanness which even though I try my outmost, fails willingly and by choice.
My purity is broken by lust so completely that when the spell is bound, I cannot break it.
What happens when I see the situation I am walking into and yet cannot escape it?
I understand now what cleanliness is.
Sometimes it’s hard to be forgiven and still be in punishment.
– Lamentations 3:39 –
-“Why should any living man complain when punished for his sins?”-
Punishment hurts. Most times it is not necessary but sometimes it is. Sometimes Justice and Restoration cannot be accomplished without punishment.
It’s so hard.
– Lamentations 3:57 –
-You came near when I called you, and you said, “Do not fear.”-
“If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath
and from doing as you please on my holy day,
if you call the Sabbath a delight
and the Lord’s holy day honorable,
and if you honor it by not going your own way
and not doing as you please or speaking idle words,
then you will find your joy in the Lord,
and I will cause you to ride in triumph on the heights of the land
and to feast on the inheritance of your father Jacob.”
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.