Send Me! Should be our Heart's Desire Each Day. "Then said I—Woe to me!—for I am undone, Because, a man of unclean lips, am, I, And, in the midst of a people of unclean lips, do, I, dwell,—For, the King, Yahweh of hosts, have mine eyes seen...Then heard I the voice of My Lord, saying, Whom, shall I send? And who, will go for us? And I said—Here am I,—send me." (Is. 6:5-8)
1 Corinthians 14 commands that we all prophesy that the assembly will be built-up. This teaching was done many years ago at a conference.
Purge ye out the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump,—even as ye are unleavened...I wrote unto you in my letter—not to be mixing yourselves up with fornicators...But, now, I have written unto you not to be mixing yourselves up,—if anyone named a brother, be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner, with such a one as this, not so much, as to be eating together, (1 Cor. 5: 7-11)
The question should be, 'Can a Christian reject Christ as his Lord? Can a Christian refuse to bow to Christ? Can a Christian refuse to live on the New Earth where Christ will reign? Do Christians have freedom of will? All these questions will be answered.
Do business, till I come...And, unto the by-standers, he said—Take, from him, the mina, and give unto him that hath, the ten minas; — And they said to him, Lord! he hath ten minas; — I tell you—Unto everyone that hath, shall be given, whereas, from him that hath not, even what he hath, shall be taken away. (Lk. 19:13, 24-26)
...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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