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Protection Old and Present

4/12/2020: The Judeo-Christian Biblical world view requires the blood of the lamb for a protective covering. The first time was for the Jews in Egypt. The second time was for the first Christians, the Messianic Jews in Israel. Then evermore for those that recognize Jesus Christ of Nazareth as the Messiah. The literature in Number 9:1-14 describes the first Passover. In verse 5 the instructions are that “the lamb be unblemished”. In verse 7 the instructions are given on where and how to make the blood covering: “They are to take some of the blood and put it on the sides and tops of the doorframes of the houses where they eat the lambs.” In verse 13 the protection thereof is declared; “The blood on the houses where you are staying will distinguish them; when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No plague will fall on you to destroy you….” After nine fair warnings from the Lord God of Israel to Pharaoh of the consequences of not granting liberty and freedom for His people the Jews, this is what happened. “Now at midnight the LORD struck down every firstborn male in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh, who sat on his throne, to the firstborn of the prisoner in the dungeon, as well as all the firstborn among the livestock. During the night Pharaoh got up—he and all his officials and all the Egyptians—and there was loud wailing in Egypt; for there was no house without someone dead.” Those with the blood covering were spared. This deliverance is memorialized annually at the Feast of Passover. The second sheading of blood was at Calvary, which was consistent with the Jewish law and faith. According a letter written to the Hebrews (9:22) of that day it is recorded, “And according to the Law, one may almost say, all things are cleansed with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.” This sheading of blood was also from an unblemished lamb, the Lamb of God, Jesus the Christ. The initial intent was for the forgiveness of sin as a person agrees with the written document concerning the validity. However, the validity is not an intellectual agreement alone, it is one of agreement of the person’s will, their very soul. At this moment the human spirit is born again by the Holy Spirit. The new indwelling Holy Spirit then communicates with the person’s being in a manner not previously experienced, thereby giving spiritual confirmation to the person and also then to their intellect. This blood covering brings liberty and frees the believer from the bondage of sin, past, present and amazingly future. This blood protects the believer from the death angel as they are granted eternal life after their born-again spirit leaves their earth suit (body). Interesting parallel in a day we are looking for protection.

Easter Sun and Son

4/12/2020: The sun is a powerful energy source. The son is a powerful energy source. Romans 8: 11: But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. Notice the “but if”.

Why God is not doing something

4/4/2020: This lesson was personal for me.  It may be for you as well. Christians are praying for God to do something about the coronavirus.  The presumption seems reasonable that only God could intervein.  However, nothing seems to be happening.  So, we pray more frequently and fervently.  God returns with the response, “it is up to you”.  How could that be?  “I already have told you how to achieve healing.”  When was the method given and where is documented? 2 Chronicles 7:14 King James Version (KJV) If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. Look at this carefully for the conditions. If my people, which are called by my name (Christians in this dispensation; that is me) Do what? shall humble themselves (no pride) and pray (intercede) and seek my face (intimate relationship and no faking it) and turn from their wicked ways (oops).  I thought we had to get the non-believers to change their ways to have things improve.  No, it is me and maybe you.  Yes, it is me.  I have complied. The above is necessary to get a hearing and a response.  then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. We are to go about it as instructed in Romans 12: 1-3. I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.  (It is not unreasonable.) And be not conformed to this world (No conformity to the ways of the world) but be ye transformed (Changed and How?) by the renewing of your mind, (What is that going to prove?) that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (Further instruction is point-on for most of us) For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. That takes me back to the first word of instruction to get change started; humbling myself.

Tampa Pastor should be arrested

3/30/2020: Pastor Rodney Howard-Brown in Tampa should be arrested.  He violated the law and put his parishioners at risk.  He has a long history of non-Biblical practices including recommending Christians bark like dogs when “worshiping” God.  Crazy again.

Sales Job with 90% commission

3/11/2020:  There is a sales job with a 90% commission.  The sales job is as outlined in Bible in Mark 16:16.  The 90% commission is outlined in Malachi 3: 8-10 where only 10% goes back to the management and the salesperson will not have enough existing room to contain the 90% benefits. From my new book @ hondocarpenter.com/product/things-my-fathers-told-me/ Download for donation of any amount to the ministry.

Making it look easy

2/16/2020:”If you want to make your accomplishments appear easy, then work hard.”

Debt, debt, and more debt

2/12/2020: Debt, debt, and debt.  The government, corporate and personal debt is higher today than yesterday and will be higher yet tomorrow. www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2019/08/26/us-national-debt-is-growing-rapidly-infographic/#4fdeafb53a9e www.mckinsey.com/~/media/mckinsey/business%20functions/strategy%20and%20corporate%20finance/our%20insights/rising%20corporate%20debt%20peril%20or%20promise/rising-corporate-debt-peril-or-promise-web-final.ashx finance.yahoo.com/news/u-household-debt-exceeds-14-160303784.html Debt is a financial killer.  What ever happened to the ancient proverb that says to owe no one anything but to love them.  The truth that the borrower is the slave of the lender has not gone away.