Well before The coming of The LORD it was spoken of and so many prophets, individuals in The House of The LORD were led to speak of it. We read one such ‘foresight’ into what would, speaking of The LORD – Jesus:
“Thus says the Father- GOD:
“I, too, will take from the crest of the cedar,
from its topmost branches tear off a tender shoot,
and plant it on a high and lofty mountain;
on the mountain heights of Israel I will plant it.
It shall put forth branches and bear fruit,
and become a majestic cedar.
Birds of every kind shall dwell beneath it,
every winged thing in the shade of its boughs.
And all the trees of the field shall know
that I, The LORD,
bring low the high tree,
lift high the lowly tree,
wither up the green tree,
and make the withered tree bloom.
As I, The LORD, have spoken, so will I do.”
Remember! The LORD spoke and it was/IS, Amen
What is spoken is! He does NOT Will that ANY perish, but that ALL come to The knowledge of Him. We were made to enjoy the fullness of Earth.
Check this out, before the flood the ground was what with dew:
Without straying too far off we return to our main topic.
The LORD knows ALL. What will occur has occurred in the Spirit realm. What WILL be has been spoken! Nothing can change what is set.
God does not want that any perish, but that ALL come to the knowledge and Fellowship with Him.
Amazing that “Fellowship” in English means two ‘Male’ species getting together. But, we have said in the next realm, there is NO gender, Amen.
Thus ‘Fellowship’ means meeting together to praise The LORD or coming together to bind, loose, proclaim and have established in The Spiritual!
Let us as one ‘Fellowship’ together in the Spirit, Amen.
These bodies are a cloak for our spirit, which will be shed eventually. Lessons, schools of thought, knowledge, wisdom are garnered in the spiritual.
ALL is known, we exist in The known. Our decisions are key! Yes, things are in the way they are. The decision to make is ours. In a way, we make the decision, but we are moved in many cases to make The decision as we were predestined to make.
Funny enough, Job did ‘exceedingly’ well and this was noticed AND known of The LORD, Who built a hedge around him! What occurred next, we are cognizant of! God was asked to lift His hand from the ‘fence’ that was placed around Job. Job lost all, ALL and yet, he would NOT blame The LORD! Financial/physical woes beset him and yet, he would NOT blame The LORD.
Here, we must pause and consider. ALL that he had came from a source! He attributed it to The LORD, and lived his Earthly life as so. Even when things he could not understand besot him, he held on; stating “Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship and said:
“Naked I came from my mother’s womb,
and naked I will depart.
The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away;
may The name of The LORD be praised.”
“Though He slay me, yet will I hope in Him;
I will surely defend my ways to His face.”
“I have not departed from the commands of His lips;
I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my daily bread.”
Here we see how important was The Word to Job. He did and lived as directed, Amen
Do we? There are so many excuses, given as ‘reasons.’ Hold up! Do we NOT have a reason to Worship The LORD? We have been given so many! Amazingly, trials are permitted because there is ALWAYS a way out!
has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted
beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted,
He will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.:
1 Corinthians 10:13
This brings us to the early Christian’s who were killed for their beliefs: Being thrown into fiery furnaces, being thrown in boiling oil, fed to ravenous lions (first Daniel, the early Chrstians)…
There is always a way. I will once again give the example of apostle John on Patmos.
The text of Revelation states that John was on Patmos, a Greek island where, by most biblical historians, he is considered to be in exile as a result of anti-Christian persecution under the Roman emperor Domitian.
I will actually refer to some non-biblical studies here:
Again, he was exiled to die there; yet not only did he experience a vision that led to the penning (or inking) of Revelation.
Amazingly, John was the only one of the original disciples not to die a violent death. Instead, he passed away peacefully in Patmos in his old age, sometime around 100 AD.
As a brief review, let us examine the life and deaths of many of the disciples:
Where do you stand?