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The Old Covenant is filled with stories of God’s reaction to the apostasy of the Jewish people. Romans 11: 21  For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee. There you have it; if God needed to discipline His children for their rebellion against Him and His Word, He will also take action against those of us today who likewise ignore and/or rebel against Him and His Word.  Unbelievers have action taken against them but not by God; unbelievers choose not to have the Light, so the Light removes or withdraws Himself, which leaves the unbeliever subject to darkness and in the hands of the enemy who rules the darkness. But we who have received Him and become His children of this dispensation, He will in His mercy correct, discipline, and guide us because He loves us and wants only the best for us. Romans 8: 38  For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39  Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.  

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Study for  August 20, 2016

Prior to the study of Tisha B’Av which occurred last weekend, we had touched on spiritual growth in God as exemplified in the Scriptures which refer to “fathers, young men, children” and “the way, the truth, and the life” and the example of God’s tabernacle, etc., all revealing that spiritual growth is a process. It is the carnal or baby Christian that says, “I’m saved, so I don’t have to do any more – once saved, always saved. It’s all good.” Such folks are looking for “fire insurance” and therefore are content to live in accordance with the world around them. O.k. but let’s look at the basics again. We live in a physical world which was created from a spiritual world. Hebrews 11: 3  Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. [Emphasis added.] Things we see around us derive from things we do not see, things which exist in a different realm – the spiritual realm. There are two realms: the first or original existing realm is the spiritual realm and from that spiritual realm the physical realm was developed or created. The spiritual realm has trees in it, mountains, rivers, animals dwelling places, etc. and of course, the throne room of the Almighty God, Author of it all. Anything we have down here which is beautiful and wonderful exists in the spiritual realm or, we could say, in Heaven; all the beautiful music originated from heavenly inspiration (consider Handel’s Messiah – heavenly and awesome), all the inventions which make life easier and more convenient for us came also from heavenly inspiration. Yes, God is still the Author of it all.

The problem with the earth and the physical realm is that all of God’s good gifts which He initially gave us have been exposed to the enemy of God (because of the fall and the curse) and  over 6000 years  have been perverted, marred, destroyed, and/or otherwise corrupted and compromised such that they lost their original “goodness”. Man, who was God’s crowning creation, has been so “marred” by the enemy that he forgets God and/or figures he can live totally without God – which in truth would be funny if it weren’t so sad. Consider: Isaiah 29: 16  Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding? That is the thinking of most of the world’s population today – the “I’m here, it’s all about me now” population. Very sad when the very breath they breathe is dependent on God, in particular, Jesus Christ: Hebrews 1: 3  Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; and Acts 17: 25  …, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; Our life here on earth should be to work WITH God, not against Him. Many reject Him, rebel against Him, and refuse to acknowledge Him to their own hurt, sadly.

In summary we have the two realms: we came from the spiritual realm (Hebrews 12: 9  Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of (all) spirits, and live?) and to the spiritual realm we will return when our days in the physical realm are completed. A person can deny this reality “til the cows come home” but it will not change its truth. It really doesn’t matter whether society or an individual (no matter how brilliant) declares that God is dead or that there is no God. God is and that is fact! God’s Word is truth, there is life after death (=after we leave this earthly life) and what is outlined above will be the life pattern of every person birthed into earth. God does lay out in His Word that every man (incl. man with a womb or woman) is given choice; God did not make us robots. Choice is up to us. Now choice is difficult to do without the accompanying information to help us make right choices, good choices and therein lays the very reason for the Word of God – the tool or instrument for helping man make right choices. Now if a person chooses to never open up the Word of God, he/she will never know how to make the wise choices; he/she will have ample opportunity, in addition to “unique demonic help”, to make all wrong choices in life. Wrong choices lead to death: Deuteronomy 30: 19  I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: Now when a person stands before God, they will know that it was all in the choices they made for their lives. They will not be able to make excuses; they will not be able to blame anyone else; they will not be able to play the victim. The choices were theirs alone and they will have to accept the responsibility for making those choices.

It is hard to understand why people ignore God and His Word. Thinking (that is, choosing to think) He doesn’t exist will never make it true. Therefore because He is, one would think people would take the time to do the research to find out “truth”. We all do extensive research before making decisions about all sorts of activities such as buying a car, choosing a school, looking for a job, planning retirement, even before the purchase of any household appliance; Consumer Reports is a tool to help the individual analyze most of the such decisions. There are, of course, many other examples; yet with all of that, people still can’t find time each day to research God and find out His truth. Just consider the impact: all of the research noted above is for items of temporary duration; to know God is a choice of eternal consequence. His Word and truth are out there, in every form of media (tapes, CDs, DVDs, internet and television programs, etc.) so that again there is really no excuse. When this earthly life is done, there is another life or dimension of life to follow – in the spiritual realm, and our choices about God in this life, here in the physical realm determine the nature of our life in the spiritual realm life – the where of it, and the “rewards” of it. The more we receive of the spiritual realm the more we grow in the spiritual realm, and thus we grow in God which ultimately improves the nature of our life there.