Thursday 1/16/20 Minor Prophets Hosea 2:20 – 4:9

Thursday 1/16/20 Minor Prophets Hosea 2:20 – 4:9


– [Announcer] Welcome
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Pastor Arnold Murray. – Good day to you. God bless you. Say welcome to the
Shepherd’s Chapel. Welcome to this Family
Bible Study Hour. Back in our Father’s word. Well, we come to chapter two
and along about verse 20. I want to recap just a little
bit what we covered so far. The minor prophets are not minor because they’re of
less importance. They’re minor just
because they’re shorter, and Hosea being the first
really of the minor prophets, and some even feel
many of the major, because of the in the
beginning statement. But in the mother,
who was the harlot, that’s to say Gomer, he
would say in that 11th verse of this second chapter, I will also cause all
her mirth to cease, her feast days, her new
moons, her sabbaths, and her solemn feasts. Now, I don’t want you
to read over that, and I want you to understand
how God dislikes her feast, not God’s feast,
not God’s sabbath, but these false religions
that make religions out of days and moons and
feast days of their own. As an example, the high
sabbath always comes at the sunset of the
14th day of the new year. That’s when the Spring
Equinox cuts it, 14 days and the 15th. That’s the true sabbath, okay. But when we switched calendars
to the Gregorian calendar, which we now use,
they had 11 days that they threw away, didn’t
know what to do with it. Now, there is no way you
can throw 11 days away and have Saturday still
mean the original Saturday. It will not fly, okay. So and this is the way
people that listen to man and man’s traditions and
follow man’s way of worship rather than the
knowledge of God. Well, how do I obtain
knowledge of God? From the letter
he’s written to you. He’s letting you know
here, I’m fed up with her. I don’t appreciate her
religion, because it’s false. And of course I went
in to that and I said, well many today would
say, well thank goodness our church doesn’t do that,
and they worship Ishtar, a pagan fertility rite,
instead of Passover. The word Ishtar or Easter is
not even in the manuscripts. You’ll find it only one place
in the English King James in the Book of Acts,
but if you take your Strong’s
Concordance and go back, you will find it’s not Ishtar. It’s Pascha, which is the
Greek word for Passover. So a lot of people
deceive themselves, and our Father doesn’t
consider it funny, because these are the high
holy days of Christianity. Father’s days, not
man’s traditions. So this is why he was so upset,
but his loving kindness is that even after he tells
Hosea to go marry a harlot, and then these
children were born, being symbolic of how God
would reclaim his people… He makes it very clear that
he intends to take her back and that in verse 16 they
would no longer call him master but call him husband, (foreign
word) in the Hebrew tongue. And so it is. Even to this day that
our Father continues, he sent the Savior, which
Hosea means salvation. That’s why this is
such an important book. And Yeshua in the Hebrew
tongue, that’s Yahove’s Savior, it’s Jesus, okay, so the Christ. So we pick it up
then with verse 20, as he’s stating,
I’m gonna reclaim, and he’s talking to the
children here, not the harlot. He’s talking to the children. If you straighten up, because
the children can’t help it. If the parent bite
on a sour grape, it doesn’t set the children’s
teeth on edge, okay, got it? Verse 20 of chapter two
with a word of wisdom from our Father. Let’s go with it, and it reads, I will even betroth thee
unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the Lord. It is that knowledge, that
knowing that sets you apart, because there are some people
that don’t want to know, could care less about knowing,
and certainly their faith is a little slack, okay. They’re faithless rather
than faithfulness. The knowledge of God
is a wonderful thing. It will set you free
if you will learn it. It sets you free from the
hangups of this earth age and bring you blessings from
on high, from our Father. Verse 21. And it shall come
to pass, not maybe, it shall come to pass in
that day, I will hear, saith the Lord, I
will hear the heavens, and they shall hear the earth. And that is his promise, and
that is the future balance of God’s control. Verse 22. And the earth shall hear
the corn, and the wine, and the oil; and they
shall hear Jezreel. This is why he said,
name that boy Jezreel. Why? Because in the Hebrew tongue
it has twofold meaning. It means to scatter,
but it also means to sow with the thought
of broadcasting. That’s the way you scatter
seed and that sows it. But what he meant was,
spiritually speaking, he was gonna take those
10 northern tribes, which this is written
to and concerning, that they would
go into captivity. He would scatter them
all over the world, but in the end times
they would be sown and that truth
would come forward. That’s why this great nation,
America, is in God’s word. That’s why it is blessed. That’s why that God will
continue to bless her with correcting things
along when people, if they should ever try to
go to socialism or communism or something of that nature, which does away with
Christianity, God
put a stop to it, abruptly, and he will
get people’s attention. Our Father, when he
knocks on the door and gets attention, you
want to pay attention. But God is not going
to forsake his people. He says, I’m going
to betroth them. That’s why when Christ
returns at the seventh trump he wants a virgin bride. He doesn’t want someone
that’s been catting around with the false Christ, so you
want to really pay attention. Knowing your faithfulness
to stay true to the Father, not fall off to the
antichrist, and to know him, to know God’s truth
is to set you free. It’s to bring you
sown as God would do, scattered and sown. Our Father knows
exactly what he’s doing. Do you remember the names
of the other two children? They’re gonna come up now. I’ll call it to your attention. Verse 23. And I will sow her
unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her
that had not obtained mercy. Now, what is her name? Mercy, had no mercy. Lo-ruhamah, okay, and
Lo-ruhamah means not loved, but he says, I’m
gonna have mercy. In other words, she’s gonna
be called Ruhamah, not Lo, because I love her. And I will say to them
that were not my people. What is not my people
in the Hebrew tongue? Lo-ammi. Name that boy Lo-ammi,
not my people. He said, you take that one
that was not my people. Thou art my people. In other words, Ammi,
I will call them Ammi, and they shall say,
thou art my God. When they finally
wake up and realize. Is it not amazing? We can put our hands in our
pocket and take out a coin and it will say,
in God we trust. How many really know the
significance of that? This great nation,
and the free world, the Christian
nations of the world, how that God looks over
them, how God blesses them. They’re free. They’re not in bondage as
some would try to have them. Don’t ever try it. It will not work. Why? Because God is on the throne,
and God is in control. He will betroth her. He will reclaim her. He knows exactly
what he’s doing. But do not ever
think that causes or one to escape correction,
because as long as God loves you, he will chastise
you if you step out of line. Otherwise he loves you
and will bless you. Chapter three and verse one. Then said the Lord
unto me, go yet, love a woman beloved
of her friend. This needs a little bit of work. Let’s assume, some think that this is still
speaking of Gomer. It isn’t. Gomer apparently had
passed away or something, because the word yet
should be translated again. Go again. Love a woman beloved
of her friend. Her friend of course
was Hosea, her husband. Yet an adulteress, according
to the love of the Lord toward the children of Israel, who look to other gods,
and love flagons of wine. It should say raisin
cakes, double cakes, okay. They’re drunkards,
excessive in everything. And what I want you to do, there’s sort of a
reclamation in this that God is reclaiming,
and he’s telling Hosea, you go take her. And there will be
considerable discipline exercised within this. The translation of
some of these verses is a little bit
on the tough side, but not if you just let it flow. You with Companion Bibles, it
will help you a great deal. Verse two. So I brought her to me
for 15 pieces of silver. That’s the price of redeeming
or reclaiming a slave. And for an homer of barley,
and an half homer of barley. And so, here he was,
and verse three. And I said unto her, thou
shalt abide for me many days. You’re sequestered. You’re not going anywhere. You’re not gonna
be catting around. You are going to sit. You’re going to stay with me. I have paid the
price, and so it is. Thou shalt not play the
harlot, and thou shalt not be for another man: so
will I also be for thee. In other words, you’re
gonna wait for me. I’m waiting for you. Period, that’s it. And we see here that God
wants to reclaim Israel, and this is what
repentance is about. When you repent, you have a
clean slate, a fresh start. Verse four. For the children of Israel
shall abide many days without a king,
undisciplined so to speak. Why? Most of them don’t
even know who they are. Those 10 tribes that went north
over the Caucasus Mountains settled Europe, many
of them later moving to Canada and the Americas,
they haven’t got a clue. They don’t have a king. Why? Well, because when
Joabam dispersed by the captivity
of the Assyrian, they don’t even know who they
are a nation to have a king. And without a prince,
and without a sacrifice. They’re not gonna be
sacrificing to the Lord living God, okay. And without an image,
and without an ephod, and without a teraphim. I’m gonna take all
that junk away from ya. Do you know what he’s
gonna replace it with? You don’t want to get all
nervous about the teraphim and this that and
the other being gone. He’s gonna replace it with
the Lord Jesus Christ. That’s for everyone, for
all whom will believe, and so it is. It’s going to happen. It’s gonna take a long time. I’m taking the tools of your
trade, your false religions, and throwing them out. Verse five, afterward shall
the children of Israel return, and seek the Lord their God. They’re finally gonna wake up. And David their king;
and shall fear the Lord and his goodness
in the latter days. Why? Because it’s talking
about the Savior. He’s going to send
the offspring of David out of the stem of
Jesse, which is to say the Lord Jesus Christ. And the children will
return at that time. We’ll wake up. We’ll recognize who they are. Now chapter four has
to do with knowledge, and God’s people suffer
for a lack of knowledge. Well, why would you say that? Because it brings blessings. If you seek knowledge, well
I don’t learn real quick. Well, pray about it. A child can understand
the word of God if you just take a little time and let the Holy Spirit
lead and guide you, and forget about all
the junk of religions, false teachings,
traditions of man that make void the word of God. Listen to it and let it flow. That’s kind of what
this chapter is about. Chapter four verse one. Hear the word of the Lord. That’s not difficult, is it? Ye children of Israel: for
the Lord hath a controversy with the inhabitants
of the land, because there is no
truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of
God in the land. They’ve lost him. They have no idea. They have no king over
the 10-tribed Israel. The 10 tribes of Israel,
God didn’t lose them. They lost their own way. They don’t know
the glory of God. They don’t know that
all they have to do is follow him and be
blessed, to be prosperous. Why? Because God loves his children. Verse two. By swearing, and lying,
and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery,
they break out, and blood toucheth blood. It’s just murder,
one after another. But do you know what
the real murder is here? It’s the murder of souls. It is bad enough for
someone to shed the blood and murder someone, but
when a false preacher kills the very spirit
and brings about the spiritual death of someone that really wants to follow
God, by his false teachings, his ego, or something
else, that’s really bad, and that’s what God
is talking about here. Because of lack of knowledge, many people don’t know who to
follow, and it’s so simple. All you’ve got to do
is prove a man or woman or even a child out
in the word of God. It’s that simple. It’s there before
you all the time. I don’t know, can you read? And if you can’t,
many people can’t. Then God does send
a teacher for those, to assist and to help
them in that respect, to understand the language,
to understand the metaphors, the idioms, figures of speech, because our people are
always rich and using those, and sometimes from the ancient
it can be very confusing. But yet at the same
time, let it flow, and be on guard, and when
something isn’t clear, all you’ve got to do is ask him. That is to say if it doesn’t
come clear, tell him. That’s the way you pray. Father, I don’t quite
understand this. Please let me see the light. Now man many times
will confuse the word, so you’ve got to take
that into consideration and go to the original
and go from there. What’s happening, rightly
dividing that word to put everything
in its proper place. Verse 33. Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth
therein shall languish, even the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea
also shall be taken away. When God withdraws his
blessings, the nation suffers. And many, we have
pollution to the point that you’ve got to be careful
what kind of fish you eat and you get
overloaded on mercury. You’ve got to be real careful. And God does when
the land mourns. You mess around, let’s just
be honest with ourselves. When you play stupid, God
will correct you for it, and any time that a nation that is high-tech as
we are, allows itself to have to depend on foreign oil to the point of $700
billion a year, it’s stupid. Talk about the land mourning. No one, no one can live
under those circumstances. You’re gonna pay. It’s time for the
nation to look around and say, where did we go wrong? You got away from God’s plan. And you know, when
you go from one foot to deeper into the
grave and try to leave God’s free will and
way out and bring in the sister of communism,
you’re really getting into it. Talk about a nation
that’ll mourn. But that’s the way God operates. You know, he’s gonna
give us a little example. Let’s listen to it. Verse four. Yet let no man strive,
nor reprove another: for thy people are as they
that strive with the priest. Well, what’s he talking about? The priest that’s
appointed by God. Do you know where this happened? You go back to Deuteronomy
chapter 16 verse one. What happened? Well, Korah and a
few of the other boys came up to Moses
and Aaron and said, you all take too
much on yourself. We’re breaking away from you, don’t want to have
anything to do with you. We’re a lot holier than you are. And Moses began to pray and
there was a great division in the camp. These boys wanted to take over. It was God that instructed
Moses to lead the people. It was God that touched Aaron and put him in charge, not man. It was God’s anointing. And there came a time,
he said Moses told him, you’d better get your incense, you better get
your act together, and you better
pray to the Father, and the Lord told him, he
says, hey, get them out there, but you separate
yourself from those that want to go the other way. I mean, they’re arguing with
the priests of God here, Moses and Aaron. I’m paraphrasing in a sense the
16th chapter of Deuteronomy, and what they did the next day, they go out and here’s
Moses and the people that followed him that were
true to God on this side of the line. The line was drawn. And here’s Korah and
all the rest of them over on that side, and God cracked
the earth asunder, and all those that would argue with the true priests of
God fell into that crevice and the crevice fell all
their cattle, their houses, their stock, their
tents, their dwellings, their families, and the
crevice closed in over ’em and they perished. That’s what God’s talking about. In other words, what God is
saying, I won’t put up with it. Don’t argue with the word. It is written, and as it
is written, so it shall be, and that’s what our
Father means by this. If you ever want to get a lesson of how God can correct, you
want to read that 16th chapter of Deuteronomy. It was a sad state of affairs. Verse five to continue
in this fourth chapter of Hosea, salvation. Therefore shalt thou
fall in the day, and the prophet, this
is the false one here, the false prophet also shall
fall with thee in the night, and I will destroy thy mother. In other words, destroy means
I’m gonna cut off Israel. Cut her off, you
know, from blessings, and boy does it show sometimes when the nation pains,
when the nation hurts, ’cause it’s been cut off. Verse six. My people, listen carefully,
my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast
rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be
no priest to me: seeing thou hast
forgotten the law of God. You don’t teach God’s
word chapter by chapter and verse by verse,
you get some one-verse revolving realm and
go off on tangents. I will also forget thy children. That’s your congregation. That’s sad. Children and the people
perish for lack of knowledge, when Father sent the
wisest council in the world that there’s ever been
is the word of God, telling you how to blessed
and how to be happy, how to be prosperous. You know, the nation
can be going in a basket right straight down, but if you’re blessed,
then you’re fine. God takes care of his own. He gave us that
shining example of that of Shadrach, Meshach, and
Abednego in the fiery furnace. I mean, that was
getting pretty bad when Nebuchadnezzar had
to toss them in there, heating it seven times
hotter than necessary, and they were just fine,
right in the middle of all the turmoil
they succeeded. Why? You can’t touch God’s children, or God will do as he did in
the days of Moses and Aaron, there in Deuteronomy chapter 16. Our Father takes
care of his own. If you want to perish because
of lack of knowledge, why? God sent you the knowledge. If you reject it,
hey, have a good trip. Everyone, you know,
you have free will to make your own mind
up about everything. If you want to reject
God’s word, fantastic. Just go right on about your way. It’s all right. You won’t have anyone begging
you to go the other way. You make up your own mind,
but you make your own bed and boy are you
gonna sleep in it. That’s your choice, and
that’s the way it should be. That’s the way God intended it. You want to make it hard
on yourself, have to it. Or you can seek the
knowledge of God and prosper, have peace of mind,
sleep good at night, have a happy family,
be blessed of God right in the middle of
turmoil, because you love him and you seek that knowledge
and you seek that wisdom. Do not ever reject
the word of God or the whole
congregation suffers. It is real sad. While many might say,
well, we go to church. Do you really? Well what happens
in that building? And I’m not knocking
churches per se. There’s good churches. But if God’s word isn’t taught
there it’s a waste of time, and you’re flat
wasting your time, because knowledge keeps
you from perishing. It brings God’s blessings
and causes you to prosper, you and the church. You know, if churches
would teach God’s word chapter by chapter
and verse by verse, you wouldn’t have these
people sending these letters begging all the time. Begging for money. Why? Because God will prosper you. You don’t have to beg,
to have a ministry that teaches God’s
word properly. But when you find one
of these ministers that spend half their
time begging for money, then you might say, well,
you just have to support us or we won’t be here anymore. Oh, well hey, if that’s the case and they spend half
their time doing that, God probably wants them gone. That’s the way it is. People perish for
lack of knowledge, and knowledge is
the word of God. What did the first verse, line, sentence in this chapter say? Hear the word of the Lord. Verse seven. As they were increased,
they multiplied, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change
their glory into shame. This needs a little
bit of work on it. You with Companion Bibles it’ll
straighten it out for you. It should read, you notice the
word therefore is supplied. It doesn’t need it. What it says is, as
they were increased, they sinned and changed
my glory to shame. Changed God’s glory to shame. Verse eight. They eat up the
sin of my people, and they set their
heart on their iniquity. In other words, what does
it mean they eat up the sin? They eat up the sin offering. No one, absolutely
no one, no priest was ever to eat or partake
of the sin offering. That was strictly
to the fathers. No priest should
ever have touched it. He said, you gobble it up. And you expect
God to bless that? And they set their
heart on their iniquity. In other words, they encourage
people to do what’s wrong. You know, you like to think,
well is it in ignorance, or is it just carelessness,
or is it to go with the flow? And I suppose in
this generation, with the way people
are educated, it possibly is go with the flow. Just go with the flow. I’m gonna tell you something. If you don’t go with
the flow of God, that is to say to gain knowledge
and wisdom from his word, you’re not gonna
be blessed, period. Do not partake of
the sin offering. Verse nine. And there shall be, like
people, like priest: and I will punish
them for their ways, and reward them their doings. I’m gonna treat ’em the same. I’m not only gonna
punish the priests. You see, judgment
begins at the pulpit. That’s why if God
calls you to teach, you better know
coming out the gate, he’s gonna judge you
first for what you do, and that is a charge
that is accepted by any person that’s
called into the ministry, is you better do your
homework real good because you’re gonna
be judged first by it, and you mislead people
and as we started out, if you cause someone to sin, to cause their spirit to
be deader than a hammer, that is to say to drift away
from God, you’re responsible. That’s murder. That’s spiritual murder,
is to cause someone to be spiritually dead. Dead to what? Dead to the truth. People are destroyed
for lack of knowledge, so you want to bring
people to the word of God. So what he’s saying
is, I’m gonna do it. I’m gonna punish them all. Why? Because everyone
can read basically, and God sends teachers
to those that can’t. I don’t handicap people. I don’t want you to feel bad. God always takes care of
his own, loves his children. But those that know
better and can, he’s gonna hold you responsible for not digging into the
letter he sent to you telling you how to overcome
in this wicked world, in this wicked time, to
know and to understand and to follow our
Heavenly Father. Okay, so, our people are
destroyed for lack of knowledge. Think about it. Don’t ever be caught
short in that department. Strive for the mark. Strive to gain that knowledge. Let God be in your life,
and God will lead you. All right, bless your hearts. You listen a moment,
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Eve from Texas. On Thursday morning
a question segment, you mentioned something
about not receiving offering of the harlots or dogs. Please show me in what
book and chapter and verse I may find this. Thank you for your teaching. Well, you’ll find it in
Deuteronomy chapter 23 verse 18, and I’ll say that again. Deuteronomy 23:18. But you’re not going
to understand it quite in the English
because it’s an idiom. What it means is
don’t bring the price of a female or male prostitute
into the church, the temple. It has nothing to
do with a canine other than the male prostitute’s
method of prostitution. Don’t have it in the temple. That’s what it means. Deuteronomy 23:18. Tony from Washington. If we are still in flesh bodies when we know that the
true Christ is not here. That’s right. When we are in spirit
bodies, will we know for sure that we are in spiritual bodies? Of course you will. Why? Because the seventh
trump will have sounded and Christ will be here,
and the destruction and falseness will
certainly have taken place. Senor Murray, hello
and God bless you, sir. My name is Cesar Risa from
Albuquerque, New Mexico, and I would like to ask
you about Genesis 3:11 where God asked Adam, who
told you that thou was naked? Was the fruit of the
tree which is ultimately the seed of that
tree spoken words and was Cain the
seed of that fruit? You will find that he
was and it’s documented in Matthew chapter
13 verses 38 and 39 where Christ is talking
about the wicked seed that was planted by the devil, the children of the devil, okay. And gracias and de nada. Marty from Washington. My question is, why does
Ecclesiastes 12:6 and seven and 1 Corinthians 15:51
and 52 speak differently about the spirit
returning back to God, such as the dead
shall rise first and they shall be in the ground or spirit waiting or
shall we be raised now? Well, you’re kind of
messing yourself up, because you’re quoting,
you’re not quoting 1 Corinthians 15:51
and 52 when you say that the dead rise first. You’re quoting 1
Thessalonians chapter four verses 16 and 17, and
there is no contradiction. What is the difference
in saying Ecclesiastes chapter 12:6 and seven. Instantly your spirit, the
intellect of your soul, returns to the
Father that gave it, and this flesh
goes back to dirt. What is the difference
in saying that and saying the dead
in Christ rise first? It means, the word resurrect
has a threefold meaning. It means to raise to a
higher level of thinking, that’s to say loving Christ, it means to accept
Christ and his teachings, and it means to
resurrect in the sense of going from flesh body
into spiritual body. That’s a higher level,
because our spiritual bodies are far higher above these
withering, sickly flesh bodies. So, there’s no difference. The dead rise first. They rise instantly. What you want to do, you missed
the whole subject matter, what probably is hanging you up is 1 Thessalonians
chapter four verse 13, where the subject is fixed. You’ve always got to
go with that subject. What does it say? It’s Paul teaching, and he says, I don’t want you to be
ignorant like the heathen are about where the dead are,
is what the subject is. If you believe Christ rose
from the dead out of that tomb, and you have to or
you’re not a Christian, then you have to also
believe those that are asleep or dead in him are with him. They’ve risen also. So that’s where
the subject begins, and then pick it up from
there and you’ll do fine. God’s word does not
contradict itself, but many times through
translations man
can confuse himself. Jamie from Florida. I was baptized by
a false teacher and I’m wondering if I
need to be re-baptized. Your baptism took
place between you and the Lord Jesus
Christ, not some preacher. The real truth of the matter, a preacher doesn’t have
anything to do with it. I know that upsets some
reverends right there, okay, for me to say that,
but it’s true. Baptism is a very personal thing between the individual
and the Lord Jesus Christ and our Father, the Holy Spirit, that’s the say the
Spirit of both of them. If you knew when you
were being baptized that you were being baptized
to the Lord Jesus Christ, that fake’s not gonna have
anything to do with it. But at the same time, if you
feel you’re not cleansed, then by all means go ahead,
but it isn’t necessary if your mind was
in the right frame. It doesn’t matter
whether his was or not. Annie from Indiana. My sister and others
in my past have told me we are not supposed
to read the Bible in order of front
cover to the end. Is this true? Well, you can read the
Bible any way you want to, or however you. I believe that Father
leads us to study as he would like us to, and
I’m a believer of what I teach. So if you feel that’s
true, then it is. I don’t believe it. Is there somewhere in the Bible
to prove or disprove this? I’m planning to read the
Bible from front to back in that order. I want to share the truth. Please help me. My life began to be
blessed when our Father brought your
program into my life and less than two years ago. I trust your teachings
because it has brought me to the light. With love and appreciation. You are so welcome,
Annie from Indiana. Darlin’, you just study the word however you feel
led of God, okay? I truly feel that God
leads each one of us, but rightly dividing
the word of God, I mean, don’t just
read it to be reading, but read in study and
understanding, carefully, and you’ll do just fine. You’re in good shape, okay? Shawn from, I don’t
know where Shawn is. Will God come when I’m 13? Sincerely, Shawn. Well Shawn, how old are you now? Somewhere this has been set. Well wait a minute. Maybe this is part of it. Let’s see here. Pastor Murray, I
have a question. I’m seven years old. I’m Madeline from Ohio. Does God get really mad
when people don’t study? I love Madeline from Ohio. God’s work rocks. Well it sure does. It rocks in a good way too. No… God is happy when people study, but different people
have different appetites, and when people don’t
study God’s word at all, yeah, he gets a little upset. I’m gonna assume that
Shawn is your brother, and you tell him that
only the Lord knows when that time is, but
we’re getting closer to it. David from Kentucky. If someone like
me that used to do a lot of everything
bad, drink, drugs, never dependable, stolen things, had when a teenager
didn’t believe in God, could I still be one
of Father’s elect if I have turned
from my evil doings, because I can’t wait
to stand against Satan. Well, what kind of
example did Paul set? I mean, Paul persecuted
the church with zeal. Before he was converted, he
was just as hard on the church being against it as he was
for it after the conversion, and God struck him down
on the road to Damascus when he had a
letter in his pocket giving him permission to go to Damascus and
destroy the church. Drag him right
out in the street, and God struck him
down and converted him. God can use whomever he will. Now, that’s not a good
set of credentials, okay. You know, I’ve
heard preachers say, I was a drunk and I was
this and God touched me. I don’t like
credentials like that. I really do not. I believe God can
use whomever he will, but I wouldn’t use
that for credentials to put myself down the road
into understanding God’s word, but yeah, you could certainly
be one of God’s elect. Danny from Iowa. My question is, when
we get to heaven, will we remember
the first earth age? I think we will. As a matter of fact, the mind is a fantastic
thing, and do you know, you can’t invent a
computer that can do what our minds can store,
and I’ve always marveled at Patton, General Patton,
World War II, George Patton. Great man, strong man. But he worshiped the
art of strategy, of war. I mean, when he was in
Greece, he would marvel. And he knew every
battle, how it went. I kind of feel like somebody
that is that attached to ancient wars and
what happened there was peeping a little maybe
even before he was born and it kind of came back. Now is that possible? It’s not written. Who knows? But we all have
those little moments. It seems like I’ve
been here before. It seemed like I
should know that and the way God deals with us. It’s an interesting thing. Yes, we will definitely
remember the first earth age at that time. Tom from Wisconsin. For a person who has never
had an earthly father, how can that person love
their Heavenly Father? Well, it’s real simple. He’s your real Father anyway. You know, I never
was around my father. I was raised by my
grandparents and others, and other people. I was never really
around my father, but boy do I love
my Heavenly Father, so you’re looking
at a prime example that just takes your
little old theory and just whacks it
right down the middle. Don’t you ever try to
use that as an excuse. Poor boy, you
didn’t got no daddy? You get a hold of
your bootstraps and
you pick yourself up and you act like a man,
and if you have children, you show them what
a father is like. Don’t you be crying
in your beer. You be a man and
you play the man. There’ll be some that’ll say, well, you were too hard on him. I’m an old Marine
sergeant, okay, and I don’t like wimps and I don’t like people
putting shortcomings off onto other people. I think every person
is responsible for
their own actions. Not being around your father doesn’t keep you from
loving our Heavenly Father. Shirley from Nevada. Will eternity look
exactly as it did in the first earth age,
and will the dinosaurs and our present-day
animals all dwell together with us as in the
first earth age? There won’t be the same,
because as it is written in Isaiah chapter 11,
there’s no carnivores. You don’t have one animal
trying to eat another, because they’re all
in spiritual bodies. So we can’t really say
it’s just the same, because we’ll all be
in different bodies. Even the body we will
be in, the spiritual, the eternal, spiritual
body will not be like the one in the first
earth age or in this, and this is why Jesus would
say, when they would say, which of her husbands
will she be with, and he said, you don’t know
what you’re talking about, because you don’t give or
take in marriage in heaven, which is to say that third body. Joan from Alabama. Will taking pain pills for
back pain after surgery keep me from going to heaven? Of course not. Of course not. You know, Luke, the writer
of the Gospel of Luke was a physician. He was a medical doctor. That’s why we
students of God’s word can spot Luke’s
work when he wrote, even was the scribe for Paul, is he uses medical
terms in the Greek, and man we can spot him as
sticks out like a sore thumb. But God gives us these
things to utilize in the right way,
not in the wrong way, but in the right way,
and after surgery there’s nothing
certainly wrong with it. Naturally get off of
them as quick as you can when the pain subsides. Don’t get hooked on ’em,
but there’s certainly nothing wrong with taking them. Frank from Indiana. I’ve heard you refer to Job 40 saying the behemoth
as dinosaurs. I’ve looked up behemoth
in the Strong’s and it’s 930 Hebrews says
it is a hippopotamus. Please explain. Well, let me tell you something. We can’t have… Human beings are not perfect, but I want you go to back to 40 and I want you to read
what behemoth had. What did behemoth
have for a tail? The behemoth had a tail
like a cedar of Lebanon. That thing was many feet long. If you’ve ever seen
a hippopotamus, he’s got a little pig tail. It won’t fit, okay? So you have to put the
gray matter in gear, and God is very good at
describing something. He said the hind legs on
that thing were powerful. It’s an exact example
of a dinosaur. So don’t let books. Sometimes you have to
give a little credit, but watch what you’re reading. Recognize a pig’s
tail when you see one, and know what a
dinosaur’s tail is when you see one of them,
hopefully not soon, but. Kim from Minnesota. If there are no female angels, why did God make the males
so they could reproduce? It’s for this earth age. For this earth age. It was different in the
first earth age, all right? Marsha from Michigan. I’d like to ask that if
we don’t go to church on a regular basis, but we
read the Bible at our home, is that really bad? No, it’s not bad at all. It’s good. You know, especially
if you go to a church where they don’t
teach the Bible. If you go to church
and spend a whole hour and only one verse is
covered from God’s word, and then you listen to some
man yacking for an hour, what good did it do to go there? How many verses did
you read at home when you were
studying the Bible? And I know it may sound like
I’m teaching against churches. I’m not. Thank goodness, they do
what they can I guess, but the thing is,
you personally, if you have that desire
to study the Bible more, that even if you have
to stay home to do it, then by all means
study God’s word. Our people perish for lack
of knowledge of God’s word, and you’re doing good. Carol from Kentucky. Is it okay to pray that
my dad has found peace in heaven at this time? I am not, something… I’m not judging, just asking. No, it doesn’t do
any harm, okay? Our Father loves for
you to talk to him and to pray that he
touch your father. Our God is a God of love. He loves his children. It’s sure not gonna do any harm, and it might do a lot
of good too, you know. Our Father, it is
written in one place that our righteous acts
cover a multitude of sins. In other words, our Father
hits the even balance of what we’re, your
life balance is out and naturally we’re
judged by what’s written in the book of life,
and when you repent, all the bad is erased,
but that good stays there. Talking to our Father,
which is what prayer is, is a wonderful thing. You can do it driving a car. You can do it while
you’re working. Don’t do it out loud at work, because that’s the wrong place to try to plant seeds
sometimes is where you work to sustain yourself, but
you can talk to the Father without even opening your mouth. You can pray any time, anywhere. Julie from Kentucky. Will you please explain
Deuteronomy 22 verse five? People say that means
not to wear pants. The woman shall not wear
that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a
man put on a woman’s garment, for all that do so
are an abomination unto the Lord thy God. My parents raised me to wear
long dresses and no pants. We could not cut our hair. No dolls considered,
no TV, so many things I felt I was neglected of. I’m now 35 years
old and still wonder about the wearing pants. Is it wrong? Well, let’s go back to when
Deuteronomy 22:5 was written. What kind of clothes
did men wear? What did it mean to
gird yourself up? Men wore dresses. They wore skirts. And when you girt yourself,
you take your belt off and you pull that skirt
up between your legs so your legs are free
so you can do battle, run from the enemy,
or fight the enemy, whichever the case might be. Women, if you were
to wear a dress then, you would be wearing. It is speaking of sex,
and what it means is, and you could read of it
again in Romans chapter one. A woman should never
take a man’s place in a sexual act, nor vice versa. That’s all it means. And it’s too bad that some
churches show ignorance of what it does
mean, and I’m sorry, but it didn’t harm you. Now you’re 35. Think for yourself. And cutting your hair, it
means keep the veil of Christ over your head, 1 Corinthians
chapter 11 verse 10, because of the angels
that are gonna be kicked out of heaven soon. It has nothing to
do really with hair but keeping Christ
over your head. I hope that helps you. I’m out of time. Hey, I love you all
because you enjoy studying our Father’s word. Most of all, God
loves you for it. It makes his day. When you make his day,
he’s gonna make yours. We’re brought to you by
your tithes and offerings. If we’ve helped you, you
help us keep coming to you. Bless God, he will
always bless you. But do you know
what’s most important? Tell you what it is. It’s that you stay in his word. Every day in his
word is a good day, gaining that knowledge. A good day why? Even with trouble, because
Jesus Yeshua is the living word. – [Announcer] Hearing God’s
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