Have you ever thought about where the water coming from the tap comes from? What about that bottled water you purchased at the store? Is it from a surface water source or is it from groundwater source?
Why should you care about the location of the water in which you drink? Public water from municipalities and counties contains fluoride and chlorine. Both of these chemicals are poisonous.
Fluoride is used to make rat poison and as a pesticide (See the youtube video posted in references). In countries where fluoride is added to the water, there are high rates of Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. In countries where fluoride is not used, their rates of these diseases are low. The African countries of the Rift Valley have naturally occurring fluoride, due to volcano deposits. All of these countries have high rates of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Fluoride also removes the enamel from your teeth, causing tooth decay. That is why dentists always give you a tube of toothpaste with fluoride in it when you leave their office. It creates repeat business. This is why we have a dentist office on every corner. Fluoride also affects thyroid function and can cause lethargy and depression. Fluoride also affects IQ and memory.
The facts about chlorine are more startling. Chlorine is used in industry, to make bleach and was used to kill soldiers during World War I. According to the U.S. Council of Environmental Quality, the cancer risk to people that drink chlorinated water is 93% higher than those that don’t. The Council also reports chlorinated water increases risks for heart problems, kidney problems, headache, dizziness, asthma, skin rashes, weakened immune system, eye, sinus, and throat irritation, birth defects, miscarriages, and low sperm count. So chlorinated water kills bacteria but introduces other risks.
The use of these chemicals in public water supplies is protected by the Chemical Manufacturers Association, the American Dental Association, and the corporations that lobby, donate and control the U.S. Congress and the FDA.
Bottled water gets mixed reviews. Much of the bottled water is just tap water from a public water source. Some bottled water is pure spring water. Other bottled water contains added sweeteners and chemicals. Read the labels on the bottles. “Pure Water” does not mean anything. It may be pure fluorinated, chlorinated water.
Public water supplies may come from rivers, reservoirs or drilled wells. Sometimes the same river that is the source for the public water supply is also carrying the waste from the sewerage treatment plant upriver. If the source is a river, find out which municipalities dump their sewerage upstream in that river. Also, find out how many times the sewerage plant was breached and raw sewerage was dumped into the river. You have to do some research to find out. You might be in for some big, big surprises. Find out where the source of your public water supply is. Your health and your families’ health depend on it. by Larry Kuka
References: http://www.webmd.com/women/news/20150225/fluoride-in-drinking-water-tied-to-higher-rates-of-underactive-thyroid http://www.fluoride-history.de/p-insecticides.htm http://www.healthychoices.co.uk/fluoride.html
http://www.parkinsonsandfluoride.com/ http://www.healthy-communications.com/fluorideasratpoison.html http://emergency.cdc.gov/agent/chlorine/basics/facts.asp http://www.mercola.com/Downloads/bonus/chlorine/default.htm http://www.waterbenefitshealth.com/chlorine-in-drinking-water.html
Every one born of a woman is born of sin, God created us in His own image and deposited His spirit within us. However, the corruption of sin inherited by blood, must be sanctified to unveil and manifest the spirit of God in us which has been shrouded in darkness. We must remove every property of sin that hinders and then bring the property of Christ, the original landlord of the house, because we are the ones who kicked him out and now he is standing at the door knocking.
You have to make up your mind absolutely, not partly but absolutely, anyone who wants to following Him must deny himself ( of all pleasures ) take up his cross and follow Him anywhere, even into darkness, because there'll be dark times ahead to test your faithfulness, but fear not, be of good cheer for He has overcome the world. And anyone who puts his hand to the plough must not look back.
For anyone born again, his heart has been laid on the foundation of the Lord Jesus and there's a build process to be made into completion, a temple of God, where God's dwells within. For this structure to be built, a man must genuinely repent of his old and follow Jesus.
Repentance is a total rejection of your past, to following Jesus. There's no such things as rise and fall, The Lord said;
1 John 3:9
" No one who is born of God will continue in sin, because God's seed remains in him."
This part is complex, when you start you might fall back at times, even I too fell so many times, but don't use this to encourage yourself, I was not serious then. Be alert, we are at the end time, a spiritual age, where every spirit of evil wants to find expression in the hearts of men. Light and darkness are fighting ferociously to fill the vacuum in a man's heart. If you fall back in this era you'll become worse than you were, therefore finding it difficult to get back. Jesus has given us grace before the beginning of time and this grace was revealed to us on the cross but He said,
" Shall we continue in sin that grace might abound."
Don't get discouraged or comforted that one do fall at times, there is a way out. When a man recieves the holy spirit, there are still works to be done. He needs to build and grow that which he has been given. There is the height you'll get to, even when sin comes, you can command it and it will flee. But there are requirements to get there, and these are;
- meditate on the word of God day and night
Faithfulness, also is obedience. Without obedience we cannot be saved. A man who is not faithful to spend time in God's presence to secure that which has been sown in his heart cannot be trusted by God. God is searching for men, men of standard who are qualified to rule and reign with Him, if you're not serious, then you're not serious also for God's kingdom. To the degree you yield your heart in obedience to God's word, our Lord Jesus is willing to give salvation, because salvation lies at the end for those who endure.
When a man accepts Jesus, he is still a child, he has to grow into maturity to stand firm in Christ Jesus. Being a child, he is weak, but as he strives, with the word backing him up and with prayers also to secure himself, the Lord judges his heart by his righteousness to see his genuineness. If he is genuine, then he'll be saved, the Lord will stretch out His hand and snatch him out of the drowning waters.
Being born again is on war, it's like being recruited into the army. The moment you become a child of God, you become an enemy of Satan, he fights you with his every breath. This is where the word comes in. The word of God is Jesus in personality, as seen in John 1:1-3
" In the beginning was the word ( Jesus ), and the word ( Jesus ) was with God, and the word ( Jesus ) was God, He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made."
God's word is life, and anyone who drinks of this water of life shall never, ever thirst again. Any man who has not drank of the water of life, has not drank of Jesus, he does not have Jesus in him. The souls of the ungodly are weary, they're spiritually dead because they lack the water of life.
Every other water a man drinks quenches his thirst temporarily, that is; the effort of a man to overcome sin without the help of God's word. But he that drinks of the water of life, shall never thirst again, his strength shall be renewed for eternity as he drinks of the water of Jesus, this is the water that gives the strength to overcome the evil one. One cannot do anything when he's dehydrated. When you're faithful in the faith, the more you spend time in God's word, your jars of water overflows into a river of life, it is the overflow of this river of life in your heart, you can give salvation to others just as you were given.
God's word is also the sword of the spirit. His word is sharper than two edged sword, cutting through bones and marrows, piercing through the heart and soul dividing it asunder. What is it dividing? It is dividing darkness from light. God's word is unstoppable, and it never goes back to God void. God's word pierces the hearts of men cutting down every bondages of sin that has entangled the hearts of men.
Unless these cords of sin are broken, unless these dark clouds are swept off by light a man cannot receive salvation. However, man remains the problem, a man can decide if the word, the sword of the spirit should cut him free or not. You see the reason why, when you give the gospel at times the ungodly man might get angry, because a sword has pierces his heart but if he's willing to change, he'll allow God's word to bring him salvation
God's word is power and authority. The power to overcome sin is in the word, for it is the power of God unto our salvation. I'm a testimony, if it were not true I wouldn’t be writing this, because it takes the holy spirit in a man to give God's word with life. if anyone says he overcame sin without consuming God's word to become part of him he is a liar. It is the word dominating out heart, that gives birth in us the holy spirit to live a holy life. The holy spirit acts in accordance to God's word coming our heart to live a holy life.
Studying the word of God daily builds Christ's personality in us, since Jesus is the word, the more you meditate on it, the more Jesus Christ fills your heart, the more he gets hold of you.
" Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him."
This means; the more you consume the word as your spiritual food which is the same thing as eating Jesus, it sounds weird right? but is part of the mystery, the more you become like him. When you study the word and Christ is in you, the word will automatically act in you to live a new life, you'll no longer be the one living but God acting in you according to His will for His purpose. Just like when you were eating the food of sin, Satan was the one living in you.
How do we meditate on the word ? By studying it slowly, attentively and repeatedly. You must first have a free heart without sin and then ask the Holy spirit to teach and interpret the word because He's the one who teaches.
Prayers is not child's play, the word of God and prayers can't walk alone they must go together, but let's not get there. Without God's word dominating your heart, you render lifeless prayer. The word of God is the substance, and prayer is a means to carry the substance word unto God as a fragrance offering. Our heart matters a lot to God, the degree God's word dominate your heart, is to that degree you can release faith, your heavenly currency unto God as an offering. Cain and Abel is a typical example of heart offering.
The moment you say " Lord Jesus, I'll following you to the end " war breaks out. And how do we win this war? It is on prayers, prayers is our warfare artillery to bring down every territory of darkness, God's word empowers and strengthens us to take up our artillery and fight tirelessly and victoriously with power and might. The more God's word dominate your heart the more artillery you can wield, the more Angels of God you can mobilize.
A soldier who has grown in rank by feeding on God's word can make a call through prayers giving a command, and the heavens will be open to back him up.
A prayerful man is a powerful man, no demon can touch him. You can't overcome sin without prayers, just as God's word is the power of God unto our deliverance from sin, prayer is also. The more you pray the more God is willing to listen, sometimes it might seem like He's not hearing, but don't worry, He does always, as long as you're righteous;
" For the prayer of a sinner is an abomination unto God " and for the righteous, His eyes are always on them and His ears always attentive to their prayers."
Prayer is our security, if you don't call out, no one will respond. Prayer also is a relationship with God, the more we talk with God in our heart to grow spiritually, the more He becomes more intimate with us. A man who is more intimate with God is he who God entrust with his kingdom business.
If you're still bound to sin, say this prayer;
Lord Jesus I'm a sinner, come into my heart, forgive me my sins, I turn my back on my sin and I renounce any spirit that has me bound, take more of me and give me more of you Lord Jesus, thank you Jesus, Amen!
Life and living are concerned about the possession of a physical body, and as the Lord Jesus has always been the One-of-a-kind Son of God, He now and will ever also be the One-of-a-kind divine Human (theanthropic, as the writer shows); all of which results greatly in additional glory and joy for Christ and the Father—via Their Holy Spirit of course!
As we were created in God’s image, so has His Son permanently taken on the addition of our form of physicality in order that we may see the degree of nearness we are to Them. The Son—divine, sinless and human; His saints—human and eventually sinless! No closer can we be to the Father and His Son than for His Son to be forever-human with us. Christ’s life ever in us (Col 3:4) and God’s Spirit residing with us (Jhn 14:16; Rev 22:1); that we may be one with and in Them (Jhn 17:11, 22)—now and forever more!
The Hypostatic Union
The Lord Jesus Christ was not only an equal member in the Godhead before His incarnation, but He retained that reality in “the days of His flesh” (Heb 5:7—the Son being deity can do all things, as being born a divine babe, then grow and remain divinely human. So great expression of love in such a willingness of humility!—NC). But the experience of the incarnation by which two (lives) natures are united in one Person belongs only to the Son (I’m of the preference conceiving that Jesus is two forms; Son of God and human, but only one nature, divine. Conversely, believers are two natures but one form, human. The nature after Adam’s humanity is sinful; the nature after Jesus’ humanity is divine, which divinity is incommunicable with the created, e. g. man and angels)—NC).
The Father and the Spirit are seen to be associated and active in all that concerns the Son; but it was the Son alone who took upon Him the human form and who is, therefore, through glorification, a Kinsman in the human family; and as complex and difficult as it may be to our human minds, the original Trinitarian unity abides as perfectly after the incarnation as before (cf. John 10:30; 14:9, 11).
By means of the incarnation the Lord Jesus assumed a complete and perfect humanity (with exception to the infirmities of the body that He endured for us—NC). This He did not possess before, and its addition to His eternal Deity has resulted in the God-man which He presently is. Though His Deity is (has always been—NC) eternal, the humanity was gained in time. Therefore, the theanthropic Person—destined to be such forever—began with the incarnation.
It is also revealed that though the assumption of His humanity was first a condescension and afterwards a humiliation (Act 8:33; Phl 2:8, 9), through His death, resurrection and ascension He acquired a surpassing glory (the addition of being the Head of the Father’s children—NC). There was a joy which was “set before Him” (Heb 12:2), and, because of the obedience manifested in the Cross, God “hath highly exalted Him” (Phl 2:9). Reference is thus made to a glory and joy exceeding every glory and joy that had been His before.
A glorified man whose humanity has not been renounced is in heaven. As such ministers on behalf of His own who are in the world, and as such He is seated upon the Father’s throne expecting until, by the authority and power of the Father committed unto Him, His enemies shall be made the footstool of His feet (Heb 10:12, 13), and the kingdoms of this world are become “the kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ” (Rev 11:15). Therefore, it is to be recognized that the theanthropic Person is very God and very man, and that His humanity, perfect and complete, is as enduring as is His Deity.
The truth that is so evidently taught in the New Testament is that undiminished Deity—none other than the second Person, whom He eternally is—has been incorporated into His Being that perfect humanity which He acquired and ever will retain. Of these two natures (lives) it may be affirmed from the evidence which Scripture provides, that they united in one Person, and not two; that in this union, that which is divine is in no way degraded by its amalgamation with that which is human; and, in the same manner and completeness, that which is human is in no way exalted or aggrandized above that which is unfallen humanity.
It is only natural to suppose that the divine nature would be injured to some extent if combined with that which is human, and the human nature would be exalted out of its precise limitations if combined with the divine. The teaching of the Scriptures serve to save us from such natural conclusions. The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ is unimpaired by its union in the one Person with that which is unfallen human nature, and the unfallen humanity retains its normal limitations. The confusion and uncertainty that would follow if these natures were subject to problematical alterations are beyond estimation.
- L S Chafer (1871 – 1952)
Excerpt from MJS devotional “None but the Hungry Heart” for September 18 (which addresses what I believe is not a commonly known problematic issue in contemporary Christendom and still has delayed many in the growth of their faith in the last few centuries, i.e. admixture of law and grace—NC).
“The Reformation, for all of its rise from Rome, to this day has never really gotten off the ground” (-Miles J Stanford).
"Almost all the theology of the various ‘creeds of Christendom’ dates back to the Reformation, which went triumphantly to the end of Romans Five, and, so far as theological development or presentation of the truth was concerned, stopped there. Therefore, you must not regard yourself as bound to accept all that legal doctrine of sanctification, which has been and still is predominantly, the sine qua non of orthodox belief." - William R Newell (1868 – 1956)
"The contrast is painful in the extreme between the uniform language of the New Testament about Christians as thus called to worship in liberty and joy and nearness to the Father, and that of liturgies ancient and modern; and this because the results of redemption soon became merged and hidden in Jewish forms, and the law was recalled to the place of the Holy Spirit, and man in the flesh intruded wholesale into realms which belong only to those solemnly accredited as God’s Church, the Body of Christ.
"The liturgies of ritualism merely fall back upon the feelings of man, with a slight tincture of Gospel and a large infusion of law. There may be sublime language and glowing ideas, chiefly borrowed from the Old Testament; but in substance they are utterly beneath spiritual or even intelligent Christian use."
– William Kelly (1821 – 1906)
When a marathon race is run, everybody crosses the finish line, some gets the prize, others won't. That's how the race of sport is. However this race I'm talking about, it's not our normal sport, many will run and many have been running this race. Not everybody runs the race, but I tell you, no! I came to warn and remind you that many who are running this race won't get to the finish line.
In this race anyone who crosses the finish line gets the prize, but I'm sorry to say, not everybody will cross, because many will branch off from the race track, thinking that path is shortcut which will also lead to the finish line. Many who are standing in the streets doing nothing will cut in and overtake those who are off the track, even if it's just few seconds to the finish line, they'll cut in and finish within a short distance, compared to those who has covered long distances, such an abnormal race, isn't it.
We as Christian should be encouraging and admonishing one another on how to grow spiritually. For how long will most of us remain as children, it is not meant to be so, the gospel came for the salvation of the lost, but you who have heard and received the gospel before, you should be building your spiritual life, Instead most of us aren't. How then shall we talk of our spirit man strengthening, how then shall we talk about being restored unto sonship, that relationship with God we had lost because of sin, how? when we aren't ready to grow, some still rise and fall in sin.
Unless we decide to stand firm, only then can we talk on spiritual growth, it is no wonder we continue hearing messages of repentance, and we'll continue to hear it until we decide to grow. Though they're those who are growing in spirit, but you who won't repent can't you see that you're hindering another man's growth in the church, by letting a pastor called by God preach more on repentance over and over again. Let me tell you a story;
I saw a lady i knew, well i had always known her to be an unbeliever even though she tries posing as a born again, though she engages in things concerning the church which seems right to normal judgement, but her heart isn't right before God. I saw her some time ago, if I hadn't seen her face I wouldn't have noticed she was the one, she was giving out invitation for a church program, but her dressing to seduce gave her away even though she was wearing a gown. You can see it is not only about exposing your body, but even with the body covered from head to toe, the content of the heart matters, of what content is your heart?
The content of her immorality in her heart to look attractive to seduce was expressed on the outside. To her, she might be giving out invitation, doing the work of Christ, but in reality the spirit of sin in her is giving out an invitation for sexual immortality, because some of the weak brothers won't come for salvation but for her, or for others because of the spirit personality they encountered in a lady . You can now see that: although she thinks her ways are right, but the end of it might leads to her death if she doesn't wake up. With this Jesus said:
The task collectors and the prostitutes will repent and enter Into the entering the kingdom of God ahead of some church goers.
The church is like some of the Jews, though elected by God, though chosen first by God, m going to church, being born in a Christian home. All these doesn't qualify them for knowing Christ, they only knew Him by name, but not in spirit.
Though they go to church, but being blinded by the devil thinking religion will save them, keeps them in their bondages of sin, " after all Grace will save us," they'll say. In this, men continue in their sin, but God shall not contend with man anymore. One was telling me a time that;
" who I'm i to say he'll end up in hell if he doesn't change, don't you know that God can call me to be a pastor," he said.
I pitied him, God will make him a pastor? this is not a generation for pastors, it is a generation where God is raising up an army who'll stand for Him, a generation where mighty Apostles will be raised. Even if you become a pastor, which church do you want to pastor when the church age is coming to an end.
Don't sit around and fold your hands thinking God will call you like He did Paul, He has been calling you right from time, but you! are you willing to accept Him, you want Him to accept you, but you won't accept Him, how is that possible. Nobody wants to suffer before enjoyment, some even use others and the scripture to back up their sins. I saw a young man foolishly giving bible references of Solomon marrying many wives and still enter the kingdom, and about David's adultery not do this. Making excuses out of foolishness, but never asking himself, in the midst of their sins didn't those people had a repentant heart and went back to the Lord.
God is losing interest in the church due to their unwillingness to seek Him, so He has and is raising an army to set the captive free, those wandering in the streets. You church goers your days are numbered if you don't remember your God, retrace your steps and chase after that which you have forsaken, for it would be better you hadn't heard the gospel on the day of your judgment.
Salvation is free, but is the evil one willing to let you walk home free with that which you've received. If you won a lottery won't you be escorted with security till you get to the transaction point.
Lazy generation, you don't want to pay the price, but you want to eat of that which you didn't fight for. The path way to the kingdom is on war, if you're not ready to pay the price by denying your flesh, by losing your life to find it, in other words dropping off every property not of Christ in you, if you're not ready to suffer, if you don't suffer, then know you're not a Christian.
The Lord has been working even before you were created, and He has gathered men like fishes in a net both bad and good through the gospel. Just as Jesus said in the parable of the King's banquet, everybody came with a wedding dress, except for a man. Everyone is called, but not everyone is willing to pay the price to get the wedding dress, they rather think they can fool God by sneaking into the banquet. These are those who go to church, to cover their sins, they go to church and still go back immediately into fornication, masturbation, smoking, drunkenness, orgies, parties, cheating, lying and so on.
The people who were first invited to the banquet, that is; the people closest to the master, are the religious people born in the church, born in a Christian home, born in a less persecuted region, rejected his invitation. Therefore the master said; these my friends and relatives aren't serious, they are taking me for granted. Go give unto the strangers in the streets, they surely will attend if invited. These strangers are the lost who don't even know Christ, or those so deep in sin, like the prostitutes, the occult and so on.
Do away with whatever will hinder you, all of you that have a thousand friends on Facebook, well you don't have the spirit of God so you won't know if it's wrong or right, he that spends time with God does not spend all his time with men, and things that'll keep him from God. You have twenty-four hours a day, give to God your heart, and most of your hours to God. This is the man who truly worships his God in spirit and in truth. Live a holy life and let your heart overflow with thankfulness unto the Lord, for this is how we give our life time to him.
Pay the price to get your wedding dress to enter the banquet, though it will be difficult, but at the end you'll be fed and entertained to your fill. Those of us who are standing firm in Christ, do not let the issues of life choke the word in you, give Him your life's time, as you eat three times a day, study the word also, for it is food for your soul, for your strengthening, then you'll see and testify of the power of God that delivers from sin and makes all things possible, for faith cometh from the word, if you don't have the word you can never have faith.
Know this, he that is not sure of his salvation, he that is not sure deep down in his heart he'll enter the kingdom of God, is not ready to enter. You must be sure of your salvation by the fruits of the spirit produced in you and the manifestation of God in your life.
Obedience, is all that God desire from us, it's not that difficult, it's just too simple, " obedience. " God does not beg anyone to obey Him, you should know that by now. Whatever the Lord wants with men, the dealings of the Lord with men has been expressed practically, in the times of old. If you're an Israeli reading this please don't mind me, one could say the Israelites were like an experiment in the lab to make us have fear of the Lord our God. In an experiment there are always many failed attempt and few success. Just as the conclusion has been reached, it is made a law for the next generation to adhere to.
However, men are not like that, we live to forget, we live at our own desire as if we came here on our own, we have made experiments that suits us which are not in line with the original given by God. And that's why the world is in shambles, the world is in a dire situation, not because of demons, not because of natural disasters, not because of this and that, but because of disobedience in the hearts of men.
The moment a man disobeys God and drift into sin, he is creating gate ways for the evil one to invade, when one man disobeys, an enemy infiltrates, two people disobeys, two enemy breaches, what happens if billions of people disobeys, billions of demons invades. It is the operation of demons through men as a medium that has turned the whole world into chaos. It is the spirit of evil living in a man that causes him to do evil.
Now the question is; who allowed that spirit of evil dwell in a man’s heart ? of course he's the one, because he refused to be saved through the blood of Jesus. It's like a zombie infection, with a quarantine, a cure for it. Because people refused to be quarantined they become zombies controlled by the virus of sin thereby causing destruction. Jesus is the doctor with the cure serum.
The Lord gave us the ten commandments, and every sin in this world is under each of the ten commandments being broken, every sin cannot be written down, even the scripture says;
" men will invent new ways to sin, "
and that’s is why we have the holy spirit, the teacher of our age to teach, guide and remind us of the word at all time. if you don't have the holy spirit you won't know if what you're doing might be wrong. when a man recieves the holy spirit, then he’ll know that there are many thing that will take a man to hell he's not aware of. This is not our messages for today, it is a broad message on its own. Men has disobeyed God in so many ways, and the devil himself is not static, just as God changes the devil also upgrades, and one of the common act of disobedience is “ idolatry."
One will say; but I don't worship idols, what ever you give more of your time, forsaking God is idolatry. Spirits don't need you to build a statue or an alter for them anymore, today men worship men, celebrities, men worship their gadgets, like handsets, video games, TV, so many things that draws men from Jesus to the world, it could be money.
All these are all designed and programmed by the devil to get us entangled to the spirit of the world, to worship and glorify that spirit and not God. Some people will wake up, the first thing they'd do is smoking, some their gadget. Chatting! chatting! and chatting! or doing whatever else, all these are idolatry, which is very detestable before God, or don't you know that love for the world is hatred towards God.
Disobedience has wrecked the life of many, because it takes away the presence of God from us, and once He's gone you're handed over to the devil to be used as rags. Israel is a practical example. Israel was once a very beautiful country, very beautiful than anywhere else in the world, it would have still been beautiful if only they had obeyed God. If you read about Solomon and what he did with the vast wisdom God gave him, you'd know Israel was the most beautiful and enriched place on Earth, that Kings and queens came from all over the world to behold the beauty and glory of God and also to hear of the wisdom of God bestowed upon a man.
Solomon was a celebrity who young ladies don't run after like it is today, rather Kings and people of high status flocked to Israel because of him. He was the first botanist, the first zoologist, the first marine biologist. All these claims by scientists about men being the first biologist are just lies because they have no record and knowledge of Solomon's work.
He was the greatest mathematician and architect, his imaginary potential was far more than human, he is the greatest linguist being able to speak any language his guest spoke, he built and designed the temple of God and his palace with golds and high quality and costly materials, Israel was so wealthy at that time, that silver was common like biscuits.
The temple and the palace was so beautiful that words could not describe, until seen with the eyes. All these glory we would have seen till this day if not of disobedience, because of his disobedience and the perpetual disobedience of the Israelites, Israel depreciated little by little, all it's gold, riches and everything was taken away as plunder. In their continual evil, they were attacked frequently, but still continue in their disobedience until it was raised to the ground and reduced to nothing by the Babylonian and that why you can't find much of the glory of Israel today.
Where is their glory? where is their wealth? This is what happens to a man when he disobeys God, he is wretched and lives a life he's not supposed to live in captivity of the Babylonians. The life he lives, even though rich, is not the one God designed for him.
Disobedience depreciate a man slowly and slowly until God leaves completely, the life of that man becomes finished and he's handed over fully to the evil one to be used as a slave. Disobedience in anyway takes away the presence of God, slowly, yes! But if there is any sin that takes away the presence of God immediately it's sexual immorality, because he has defiled the temple of God. Do you not know your body is the temple of God, and when a man does this, it is difficult for him to turn back to Jesus, because that little seed deposit of God in him has been trampled upon and renders him nothing, it takes the grace of God. Unfortunately this spirit has seized majority of the world.
When you disobey God;
- He'll cut you off from His presence,.
- You cannot relate to God,
- He is no longer your shield and defender, whatever is to happen will happen to you, anything goes, if an accident is to happen now even if You're not supposed to die, because you're not of God and you happen to be there it might take you along.
- He'll take his peace away form you, all your life will be filled with worry, anxiety and fear.
- You'd be like a wanderer, playing survival of the fittest.
When a man disobeys God, He reduces him to a water can and hand him over to the evil one. You know when little children plays with an empty can as football, they kick it anyhow, scratch it on the floor, smash it together against their legs, screech it on the hard concrete, until it has become flattened and without shape unrecognizable, and when they're done they leave it there till someone else tosses it in the trash for long. If only by grace you're recycled.
Jesus has come to restore us, only He can, there's no other way, He is the only way, as long as nothing stands in the way as a hindrance, that is just a false spirit to block you from meeting Jesus. He needs only a sincere heart of repentance to live in obedience to his every word faithfully without faltering. Obedience is better than sacrifice, yes! still you cannot obey without sacrifices, if it wasn't on sacrifice the Israelites wouldn't have find it difficult they found it discomfort, because they refuse to make sacrifices to let go and accept a new life.
When a wreckage has been done, although you're born again the wreckage is still there and all things needs to be started anew, restructured, but it takes time. When a man has gone astray, though he might return back to Jesus, but the damages caused by sin are still there, and the Lord will restore him back in his own way, not in the way of the man, but in God's own way. Everything is processing, though the process is slow but the end of the project, there's joy.
Finally, he that obeys will be kept form the wrath of God, because a time of trial, of great despair such as the world has never seen and will never see again will come to test those who are remaining on the earth. As the Lord tried the Israelites in the course of their journey, so it will be. But all those who obey and endure to the end before that time will be saved and delivered from that dreadful time. Because Josiah obeyed God, God told him.
" surely I'll gather you with you to your fathers, and you'll be buried in peace. Your eyes will not see all the disasters I'm going to bring on this place. "
2 king 22:20