Trust in God, Not in Military Strength

I think Joshua met Jesus and not an angel in this passage. Joshua worshipped the Commander of the army of the Lord.

13 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, a Man stood opposite him with His sword drawn in His hand. And Joshua went to Him and said to Him, “Are You for us or for our adversaries?”

14 So He said, “No, but as Commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.”

And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped, and said to Him, “What does my Lord say to His servant?”

15 Then the Commander of the Lord’s army said to Joshua, “Take your sandal off your foot, for the place where you stand is holy.” And Joshua did so.
Joshua 5:13-15 NKJV

God’s angels don’t want man’s worship!

Now I, John, saw and heard these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things.

Then he said to me, “See that you do not do that. For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.”
Revelation 22:8-9 NKJV

I want to point out Joshua’s first question and Jesus’ answer.

13 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, a Man stood opposite him with His sword drawn in His hand. And Joshua went to Him and said to Him, “Are You for us or for our adversaries?

14 So He said, “No, but as Commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.”
Joshua 5:13-14a NKJV

I think the lesson is very clear. The question is not, “Is God for us or for our adversaries?” The right question is, “Are WE on God’s side?” For right-is-wrong, wrong-is-right, abortion-filled America, the answer is a loud and resounding “No.” No, the present USA is not on God’s side!

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Isaiah 5:20 NKJV

20 “‘And you took your sons and daughters whom you bore to me and sacrificed them as food to the idols. Was your prostitution not enough? 21 You slaughtered my children and sacrificed them to the idols.’”
Ezekiel 16:20-21 NIV

So beware trusting in America’s military might! One time God used four lepers to make a whole army flee.

Now there were four leprous men at the entrance of the gate; and they said to one another, “Why are we sitting here until we die? If we say, ‘We will enter the city,’ the famine is in the city, and we shall die there. And if we sit here, we die also. Now therefore, come, let us surrender to the army of the Syrians. If they keep us alive, we shall live; and if they kill us, we shall only die.” And they rose at twilight to go to the camp of the Syrians; and when they had come to the outskirts of the Syrian camp, to their surprise no one was there. For the Lord had caused the army of the Syrians to hear the noise of chariots and the noise of horses—the noise of a great army; so they said to one another, “Look, the king of Israel has hired against us the kings of the Hittites and the kings of the Egyptians to attack us!” Therefore they arose and fled at twilight, and left the camp intact—their tents, their horses, and their donkeys—and they fled for their lives.
2 Kings 7:3-7 NKJV

Another time God used a single angel to wipe out an army.

Then the angel of the Lord went out, and killed in the camp of the Assyrians one hundred and eighty-five thousand; and when people arose early in the morning, there were the corpses—all dead.
Isaiah 37:36 NKJV

Here are just three of many applicable Scriptures.

Unless the Lord builds the house,
They labor in vain who build it;
Unless the Lord guards the city,
The watchman stays awake in vain.
Psalms 127:1 NKJV

And he said, “Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! Thus says the Lord to you: ‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.’”
2 Chronicles 20:15 NKJV

The horse is prepared for the day of battle,
But deliverance is of the Lord.
Proverbs 21:31 NKJV

Things continue to heat up in the Middle East, and I don’t see the superpower USA listed as a combatant in the Ezekiel 38 & 39 war. How can that be? I think the USA will cease to be a superpower. In about an hour, when it happens.

In at least a spiritual sense, have you come out of the world?

And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her. In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.’ Therefore her plagues will come in one day—death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her.
Revelation 18:4-8 NKJV

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You should.
Your plan sucks.
It really, really sucks.
Suckage Maximus.

Most people are WRONG! WRONG! WRONG!

Jesus is coming.
Are you ready to meet Him?
Give your life to Jesus Christ.
Time is running out.

The Revelation 12 Eagle

In Revelation 12 the woman Israel escapes the devil by eagle’s wings. Some people believe the eagle is the USA.

13 Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child. 14 But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.
Revelation 12:13-14 NKJV

But consider this conversation between God and Moses, after God had led the children of Israel out of Egypt.

And Moses went up to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain, saying, “Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel: You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself. Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel.”
Exodus 19:3-6 NKJV

God Himself is the eagles’ wings!

Consider: Would God use the filthy instrument of the USA, which now in some states allows full-term abortions, to carry out His holy will? Or, like the exodus from Egypt, would it be obvious to those delivered that God Himself was the deliverer?

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You should.
Your plan sucks.
It really, really sucks.
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Most people are WRONG! WRONG! WRONG!

Jesus is coming.
Are you ready to meet Him?
Give your life to Jesus Christ.
Time is running out.

Rage Is Ok, Sometimes

Reading Psalms 119 last night helped me understand some of my feelings.

Rage has seized me because of the wrong
Who forsake Your Torah.
‭‭Tehillim (Psalms)‬ ‭119:53‬ ‭TS2009‬‬  (Other Translations)

Jesus Himself said all the Law and the Prophets can be summarized into one principle of behavior: Do to others as you would have them do to you!

In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.”
Matthew 7:12 NASB

I see the pictures of smiling, happy New Yorkers, because they can now stick a scissors into the brain of a full-term baby and kill him or her just before birth. Is that how they want people to treat them? No! But they have forsaken the Bible!

Rage has seized me because of the wrong
Who forsake Your Torah.
‭‭Tehillim (Psalms)‬ ‭119:53‬ ‭TS2009‬‬  (Other Translations)

Oh, I’m not going to do anything about the rage; that is not my part. But the feeling is natural and Biblical. The Lord Himself will act!

For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
James 1:20 KJV

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.
Romans 12:19 ESV

I am praying about it!

It is time for יהוה to act!
For they have broken Your Torah.
‭‭Tehillim (Psalms)‬ ‭119:126‬ ‭TS2009‬‬  (Other Translations)

And give Him no rest until He establishes
And makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
Isaiah 62:7 NASB

Things are going to change! The Lord is going to act!

11 “But you are those who forsake the Lord,
Who forget My holy mountain,
Who prepare a table for Gad,
And who furnish a drink offering for Meni.
12 Therefore I will number you for the sword,
And you shall all bow down to the slaughter;
Because, when I called, you did not answer;
When I spoke, you did not hear,
But did evil before My eyes,
And chose that in which I do not delight.
Isaiah 65:11-12 NKJV

Are you on the winning side?

17 For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth;
And the former shall not be remembered or come to mind.
18 But be glad and rejoice forever in what I create;
For behold, I create Jerusalem as a rejoicing,
And her people a joy.
19 I will rejoice in Jerusalem,
And joy in My people;
The voice of weeping shall no longer be heard in her,
Nor the voice of crying.
Isaiah 65:17-19 NKJV

Are you following God's plan for your life?    
You should.
Your plan sucks.
It really, really sucks.
Suckage Maximus.

Most people are WRONG! WRONG! WRONG!

Jesus is coming.
Are you ready to meet Him?
Give your life to Jesus Christ.
Time is running out.

Why Infant Sacrifice and Abortion?

Throughout human history infant sacrifice has been a tragic fact in many cultures. In our day we have abortion, to end their lives before they are even infants.

Why?

This well-known Scripture hit me like a ton of bricks a few minutes ago.

Out of the mouth of babes and infants
You have founded strength,
Because of Your adversaries,
To put an end to enemy and avenger.
Tehillim (Psalms) 8:2 TS2009

Do you see it? Here is the NKJV, the NIV and the AMP.

Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants
You have ordained strength,
Because of Your enemies,
That You may silence the enemy and the avenger.
Psalms 8:2 NKJV

Through the praise of children and infants
    you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
    to silence the foe and the avenger.
Psalms 8:2 NIV

Out of the mouths of infants and nursing babes
You have established strength

Because of Your adversaries,
That You might silence the enemy and make the revengeful cease.
Psalms 8:2 AMP

Sometimes, I suppose, those “happy baby noises” are just happy baby noises. But other times – maybe all the time – those “happy baby noises” are beating up on the devil and his kingdom! They are silencing the enemy and the avenger! God made babies and infants great spiritual warriors, and the devil hates it. So the devil tries to get rid of all the babies he can. They beat him up!

Here is Psalms 8:2 in other translations. BibleGateway BibleHub Bible

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Amos – Nations Are Punished for Sin

Consider these verses from Amos 1 and Amos 2.

This is what the Lord says:
For three sins of Damascus,
    even for four, I will not relent.
Because she threshed Gilead
    with sledges having iron teeth,
I will send fire on the house of Hazael
    that will consume the fortresses of Ben-Hadad.
I will break down the gate of Damascus;
    I will destroy the king who is in the Valley of Aven
and the one who holds the scepter in Beth Eden.
    The people of Aram will go into exile to Kir,”
says the Lord.

This is what the Lord says:
For three sins of Gaza,
    even for four, I will not relent.
Because she took captive whole communities
    and sold them to Edom,
I will send fire on the walls of Gaza
    that will consume her fortresses.
I will destroy the king of Ashdod
    and the one who holds the scepter in Ashkelon.
I will turn my hand against Ekron,
    till the last of the Philistines are dead,”
says the Sovereign Lord.

This is what the Lord says:
“For three sins of Tyre,
    even for four, I will not relent.
Because she sold whole communities of captives to Edom,
    disregarding a treaty of brotherhood,
10 I will send fire on the walls of Tyre
    that will consume her fortresses.”

11 This is what the Lord says:
“For three sins of Edom,
    even for four, I will not relent.
Because he pursued his brother with a sword
    and slaughtered the women of the land,
because his anger raged continually
    and his fury flamed unchecked,
12 I will send fire on Teman
    that will consume the fortresses of Bozrah.”

13 This is what the Lord says:
For three sins of Ammon,
    even for four, I will not relent.
Because he ripped open the pregnant women of Gilead
    in order to extend his borders,
14 I will set fire to the walls of Rabbah
    that will consume her fortresses
amid war cries on the day of battle,
    amid violent winds on a stormy day.
15 Her king will go into exile,
    he and his officials together,”
says the Lord.

This is what the Lord says:
“For three sins of Moab,
    even for four, I will not relent.
Because he burned to ashes
    the bones of Edom’s king,
I will send fire on Moab
    that will consume the fortresses of Kerioth.
Moab will go down in great tumult
    amid war cries and the blast of the trumpet.
I will destroy her ruler
    and kill all her officials with him,”
says the Lord.

This is what the Lord says:
“For three sins of Judah,
    even for four, I will not relent.
Because they have rejected the law of the Lord
    and have not kept his decrees,
because they have been led astray by false gods,
    the gods their ancestors followed,
I will send fire on Judah
    that will consume the fortresses of Jerusalem.”

This is what the Lord says:
For three sins of Israel,
    even for four, I will not relent.
They sell the innocent for silver,
    and the needy for a pair of sandals.
They trample on the heads of the poor
    as on the dust of the ground
    and deny justice to the oppressed.
Father and son use the same girl
    and so profane my holy name.
They lie down beside every altar
    on garments taken in pledge.
In the house of their god
    they drink wine taken as fines.

“Yet I destroyed the Amorites before them,
    though they were tall as the cedars
    and strong as the oaks.
I destroyed their fruit above
    and their roots below.
10 I brought you up out of Egypt
    and led you forty years in the wilderness
    to give you the land of the Amorites.

11 “I also raised up prophets from among your children
    and Nazirites from among your youths.
Is this not true, people of Israel?”
declares the Lord.
12 “But you made the Nazirites drink wine
    and commanded the prophets not to prophesy.

13 “Now then, I will crush you
    as a cart crushes when loaded with grain.
14 The swift will not escape,
    the strong will not muster their strength,
    and the warrior will not save his life.
15 The archer will not stand his ground,
    the fleet-footed soldier will not get away,
    and the horseman will not save his life.
16 Even the bravest warriors
    will flee naked on that day,”
declares the Lord.
Amos 1:3-2:16 NIV

Do you think America will escape being punished for the sin of abortion? I don’t. Notice in the next Scripture God calls the slaughtered, my children!

20 “‘And you took your sons and daughters whom you bore to me and sacrificed them as food to the idols. Was your prostitution not enough? 21 You slaughtered my children and sacrificed them to the idols.’”
Ezekiel 16:20-21 NIV

Their blood cries out!

Now Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.” While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.

Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?”

“I don’t know,” he replied. “Am I my brother’s keeper?”

10 The Lord said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground.
Genesis 4:8-10 NIV

America will never be great while abortion continues. At some point, she will be punished.

Are you following God's plan for your life?    
You should.
Your plan sucks.
It really, really sucks.
Suckage Maximus.

Most people are WRONG! WRONG! WRONG!

Jesus is coming.
Are you ready to meet Him?
Give your life to Jesus Christ.
Time is running out.

Is the USA a “Christian Nation” Now?

In my view, NO! A “Christian Nation” would not abort 2000+ babies a day, chop up the remains, and sell them.

American Christians, if you believe in Make America Great Again I urge you to seek God to understand how He feels about the USA.

Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils,
And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.
Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.
Therefore was the wrath of the Lord kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance.
Psalms 106:37-40 KJV

In his days Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim became his vassal for three years. Then he turned and rebelled against him. And the Lord sent against him raiding bands of Chaldeans, bands of Syrians, bands of Moabites, and bands of the people of Ammon; He sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the Lord which He had spoken by His servants the prophets. Surely at the commandment of the Lord this came upon Judah, to remove them from His sight because of the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he had done, and also because of the innocent blood that he had shed; for he had filled Jerusalem with innocent blood, which the Lord would not pardon.
II Kings 24:1-4 NKJV

Are you following God's plan for your life? 
   You should.
      Your plan sucks.
      It really, really sucks.
      Suckage Maximus.

Most people are WRONG! WRONG! WRONG!

Jesus is coming.
   Are you ready to meet Him?
   Give your life to Jesus Christ.
   Time is running out.

 

Was America Ever ‘Great’?

Consider these Bible passages.

34 But when the Pharisees heard that He had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. 35 Then one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, and saying, 36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?”
37 Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment.39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.
Matthew 22:34-40 NKJV

Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
Matthew 7:12 NKJV

I don’t see a lot of “loving your neighbor as yourself” and “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” in these historical facts of the USA.

  1. Slavery and segregation.
  2. The treatment of native populations, such as The Trail of Tears and The Wounded Knee Massacre.
  3. Over 60,669,000 abortions performed since Roe v Wade in 1973.

May we in the USA pray this promise more passionately and accurately.

14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14 NKJV

Are you following God's plan for your life? 
   You should.
      Your plan sucks.
      It really, really sucks.
      Suckage Maximus.

Most people are WRONG! WRONG! WRONG!

Jesus is coming.
   Are you ready to meet Him?
   Give your life to Jesus Christ.
   Time is running out.