...We might have, who have fled along to grasp, the fore-lying hope, Which we have, as an anchor of the soul, both secure and firm, and entering into the interior of the veil: Where a forerunner in our behalf hath entered, even Jesus, who, according to the rank of Melchizedek, hath become, a high-priest unto times age-abiding. (Heb. 6:18-20)
Hebrew is the foundation of Yahweh's Word. When a person desires to discuss the 'soul,' we must ask, 'What Hebrew word are you referring to?' The Hebrew word, nephesh, translated soul, is not immortal neither does a person posses one but rather animals are called living nepheshes (souls) (Gen. 1:20). Josiah did not please men but rather rent his garment when he discovered Yahweh's will, thereby changing direction and cleaning up his house.
"If I were the devil..."
by Paul Harvey 1964
“If I were the devil … If I were the Prince of Darkness, I’d want to engulf the whole world in darkness. And I’d have a third of its real estate, and four-fifths of its population, but I wouldn’t be happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree — Thee. So I’d set about however necessary to take over the United States. I’d subvert the churches first — I’d begin with a campaign of whispers. With the wisdom of a serpent, I would whisper to you as I whispered to Eve: ‘Do as you please.
To the young, I would whisper that ‘The Bible is a myth.’ I would convince them that man created God instead of the other way around. I would confide that what’s bad is good, and what’s good is ‘square.’ And the old, I would teach to pray, after me, ‘Our Father, which art in Washington…
And then I’d get organized. I’d educate authors in how to make lurid literature exciting, so that anything else would appear dull and uninteresting. I’d threaten TV with dirtier movies and vice versa. I’d pedal narcotics to whom I could. I’d sell alcohol to ladies and gentlemen of distinction. I’d tranquilize the rest with pills.
If I were the devil I’d soon have families at war with themselves, churches at war with themselves, and nations at war with themselves; until each in its turn was consumed. And with promises of higher ratings I’d have mesmerizing media fanning the flames. If I were the devil I would encourage schools to refine young intellects, but neglect to discipline emotions — just let those run wild, until before you knew it, you’d have to have drug sniffing dogs and metal detectors at every schoolhouse door.
Within a decade I’d have prisons overflowing, I’d have judges promoting pornography — soon I could evict God from the courthouse, then from the schoolhouse, and then from the houses of Congress. And in His own churches I would substitute psychology for religion, and deify science. I would lure priests and pastors into misusing boys and girls, and church money. If I were the devil I’d make the symbols of Easter an egg and the symbol of Christmas a bottle.
If I were the devil I’d take from those who have, and give to those who want until I had killed the incentive of the ambitious.
And what do you bet I could get whole states to promote gambling as the way to get rich? I would caution against extremes and hard work in Patriotism, in moral conduct. I would convince the young that marriage is old-fashioned, that swinging is more fun, that what you see on the TV is the way to be. And thus, I could undress you in public, and I could lure you into bed with diseases for which there is no cure. In other words, if I were the devil I’d just keep right on doing what he’s doing.”
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Nehemiah was attacked from without and within, but he overcame, beholding the adversaries. Abraham Lincon said, "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."
Yahweh, by way of ruah (spirit), will renew your strength as an Eagle, who rides the currents of the air, ascending higher and higher, not by his effort but by the ruah (wind) underneath his Wings. (Is. 40:28-31) "Hast thou not known, Hast thou not heard, That, The God of age-past time—Yahweh, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Fainteth not, neither groweth weary—There is no, searching of his understanding: Giving, to him that fainteth, strength, And, to him that hath no, vigour, he causeth, power, to abound? Youths, both faint and grow weary, And, young warriors—they fall, they fall; But, they who wait for Yahweh, shall renew their strength, They shall mount on strong pinion, like eagles,—They shall run, and not grow weary, They shall walk, and not faint."
July 4th 2020 testimony on Pathway to Victory.
As far back as I can remember I wasn't normal like other boys and girls. My body was twisted and crippled and deformed. I guess I will never forget that awful feeling of no hope. I know how it feels to have the family doctor look in my face and say, "Betty, there is no hope." Also to be carried from one hospital to another and see the specialists shake their heads and say, "There is nothing medical science can do."
I was born with a curve in my spine. Every vertebra was out of place; the bones were twisted and matted together. As you know the nerves are centered on the spine. The x-rays showed that the bones were twisted and matted together; therefore, my nervous system was wrecked. One day as I lay in the University hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota, I began to shake all over. It was sort of a trembling at first but soon I was shaking violently from head to toe. I shook out of my bed and fell on the floor. The doctor rushed in and put me back on the bed. He said, "This is what I have been expecting. She now has St. Vitus dance and there is nothing to do but send her home..."
As Gideon had to destroy his father's Baal and Sacred Stem, to begins their deliverance from the Midianites, so also must we destroy the idols in our lives (Government, Doctrines of Men etc.), in order to receive Yahweh's deliverance.
In recent months we have been witnessing the formation of two opposing sides that I would call Biblical: the children of light and the children of darkness. The children of light constitute the most conspicuous part of humanity, while the children of darkness represent an absolute minority. And yet the former are the object of a sort of discrimination which places them in a situation of moral inferiority with respect to their adversaries, who often hold strategic positions in government, in politics, in the economy and in the media. In an apparently inexplicable way, the good are held hostage by the wicked and by those who help them either out of self-interest or fearfulness.
Are you currently offending Yahweh? Do scriptures contradict the Church's teaching on John 1:1? Does Jesus have a God? Manasseh, Josiah & Zedekiah offended Yahweh through the traditions of religious men. They had to choose whether to please men or repent and please Yahweh, turning religious men against them.