Churches that will accept Masons into their fellowship are apostate:

Psalm 33:12  “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.”

Why and when nations fall

Why nations fall: Proverbs 28:2 (NLT) When there is moral rot within a nation, its government topples easily. But wise and knowledgeable leaders bring stability”

When nations fall: Genesis 15:16 (NLT) “ After four generations your descendants will return here to this land, for the sins of the Amorites do not yet warrant their destruction.” Nations fall when the people’s sins demand it.



WORSHIP GOD

 Most Christians want to follow the preacher that most people are following. They think this is the right thing to do, but it usually is not. Follow the Lord first and foremost. Don’t go to God for things. Go to Him for the purpose of worshiping Him and Him alone, but it is good to ask for things as long as everything is kept in perspective. If you understand what I am saying in light of the following Scriptures then you have the wisdom of God.

1 Corinthians 1:21-31

21For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

 22For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:

 23But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;

 24But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

 25Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

 26For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:

 27But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

 28And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:

 29That no flesh should glory in his presence.

 30But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

 31That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 2:1-5 

1And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.

 2For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

 3And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.

 4And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:

 5That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

 

I know of no church in our city that would ask Paul to come back, if they did not know him, and if he had come to them as he did to the Corinthians.


Look not to your accomplishments for joy and satisfaction look to God Himself.



The Providence Of God

God told Abraham his descendants would be in bondage to a foreign nation for 400 years. (I realize there is disagreement over how many years Israel was in Egypt). That 400 yrs. came to pass just as God said it would.

Next, God sends a deliverer in the form of a very beautiful boy baby. But wait a minute. Pharaoh had decreed that every Jewish male child, born in Egypt, was to be killed at birth. But this child's mother protected him until she could hide him no longer. (So what does God do?) 

His mother placed him in a basket and put it afloat on the river. Pharaoh's daughter heard him crying and had him rescued from out the water--Oh, he was a cute, precious baby boy and no one would harm one like that. (Notice how God worked to protect him.)

From that day baby Moses was in the protective custody of Pharaoh's daughter. Yes, no one would dare lay a hand on him there.

                Forty years later Moses (He was named Moses because he was drawn out the water.) decided to deliver his people.  Oh, the time is right, he surely thought. What better time and place could God have chosen for Moses to deliver the children of Israel, because Moses was a prince of pharaoh’s palace?     

 He killed an Egyptian who was mistreating one of his brethren and as a result Pharaoh, when he found out about it, wanted to kill him, but this time he wasn't delivered from the grasp of Pharaoh’s mighty hand by a basket floating in a river. This time as Satan was trying to kill him he fled through a desert and there on the backside of that desert he married, began a family, and was a lowly sheep herder. “I am a failure,” Moses must have thought.

Moses was now 80 years old and one day, as he was herding the sheep, he saw a burning bush, but it was different from all the other burning bushes he had seen. This one wouldn’t burn-up. So, he turned aside to observe this strange sight, and as he neared it a voice spoke from the flame. It was the "Angel of the Lord" (Ex. 3:2)  speaking, not from a palace, but from a bush.

There, from the burning bush, God told Moses He wanted to use him to deliver His people from bondage. Moses ran backwards--he had tried that before and it didn’t work. But I AM wasn’t impressed by his excuses.

Finally, God ask Moses what he had in his hand. But it was only a lowly shepherd’s staff not a missile launcher. How is anyone going to achieve anything as great as that with a stick?  But that stick in the hands of the right man of God wrecked Egypt, parted the Red Sea and destroyed Pharaoh’s army and delivered Israel from Egyptian bondage. But it wasn’t really the stick. It was The Great I AM at work.

Be patient, and let God work. Stop “thinking”, for that is when we get into trouble. Hide your eyes, for what you see won’t look “right”.

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