The Paradox of David
And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth to battle, that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried still at Jerusalem. And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon. And David sent and enquired after the woman. And one said, Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite? And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her; for she was purified from her uncleanness: and she returned unto her house.
2Sam 11:1-4 (it's recommended to read the entire chapter)
David's life was one of many paradoxes, many flaws, imperfections, many tests, trials, and yet God called him a man after his own heart.
In chapter 11 of 2Samuel we are given the account of his fall with Bathsheba. Some important points in this story are:
It happened in the spring of the year, at the time when kings go out to battle, that David sent Joab and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the people of Ammon and besieged Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem. In this region wars weren't normally fought in the winter, cold weather made travel too difficult.
David should have been out at the battle but he remained behind. This opened the way for Satan's trap to unfold, and take root. Laying idle on his bed, he rises and wanders to his roof, and sees in full view Bathsheba bathing. This was all the spark the devil needed to get the fireball of sin rolling.
However, this was not the beginning of David's history of events with numerous women in his life, long before Bathsheba. David had shown no regard for fidelity in marriage years before when he took more than one wife. (1Sam 25:42-43, 2Sam 3: 2-5) He had shown no restraint when it came to his passions and indulgences with women, and it proved to produce a lifetime of trouble, both with the women, and the children he produced with these various women.
As David watched this woman bathing, he committed adultery in his heart on the roof. When he had her brought to the him, he committed adultery with her in practice-which is much worse.
David could have ended the temptation with Bathsheba if he had fled the roof, and gotten away from the sight of her, and gotten his hands busy doing the Kings' business. But, he didn't, he pursued it further and sent and inquired about her. From here, David's heart turns very dark, and the plot to kill Uriah develops in his mind. One sin, gives birth to another, and more wicked, and more vile than the first. In this, he totally abandoned everything he knew of honor as a King-lust was now ruling his heart and soul. He ignored every warning and way of escape God had set in front of him.
The unfortunate pattern of unchecked passions, indulgences and descent into wickedness and murder of Uriah can be seen as a climax of things going on in David for over 20 years. David had 8 wives: Michal Ahinoam Abigail Maachah Haggith Abital Eglah Bathsheba. No one knows how many concubines he had, 2Sam 5:13 reads "And David took him more concubines and wives out of Jerusalem, and after he was come from Hebron: and there were yet sons and daughters born to David; and 10 are mentioned in 2Sam 15:16. In 2Sam 16, we see the root of rebellion in his son Absalom when he takes David's concubines, and lays with them:
2Sa 16:22 So they spread Absalom a tent upon the top of the house; and Absalom went in unto his father's concubines in the sight of all Israel.
This principle is shown again in the life of his son Solomon, who had 700 wives and 300 concubines. Like father, like son-only worse. It can be seen, what the obvious influence David had on Solomon. He followed in his father's steps, and lusts; which ultimately destroyed Solomon. The life of these men teaches us if one woman isn't sufficient, 1000 wouldn't be enough.
If David had known the cost of his lusts, acting on impulses and feelings instead of sound godly thinking, he may well have averted many sorrows, some in this list:
• An unwanted pregnancy
• The murder of a trusted friend-trying to cover up the sin of laying with Bathsheba, and her pregnancy. Trying to cover his sin, instead of repentance. He wanted to draw Uriah back home to have relations with Bathsheba to give a reason for her pregnancy. But, when this didn't work, he orders him in the frontline of battle, knowing he would be killed.
• A dead baby
• His daughter raped by his son
• One son murdered by another son
• A civil war led by one of his sons
• A son who imitates David’s lack of self-control and it leads him and much of Israel away from God
The same kind of ruin comes of adultery today. Many children go to bed every night without daddy in the house, because of adultery.
David learned the hard lesson that trying to cover one sin, leads to deeper sin, more treacherous deceptions and disaster. David's life continued to spiral out of control, and blind to his own darkness, until God sent Nathan the prophet to him, and confronted David, forcing him to see what he had done and that he had sinned greatly in the eyes of the Lord. Psalm 51 gives us David's prayer of humble repentance, and restoration. But, it didn't exempt David from living the rest of his life with many consequences of his actions.
GIVING REIN TO SELF-INDULGENCE
The important points we can glean from this is, what God's view of the unrepentant sinner is, and how he deals with us. Some important quotes that give good insight are:
“The real question for us all is: Are we prepared to face sin? Not to discuss someone else’s sin, but to face our own.” (Redpath)
The answer to hidden sin is confession and repentance. To whom should we confess? The answer is in the question, “Whom have we sinned against?” “If you sin secretly, confess secretly, admitting publicly that you need the victory but keeping details to yourself. If you sin openly confess openly to remove stumbling blocks from those whom you have hindered. (J. Edwin Orr)
“As soon as ever we are conscious of sin, the right thing is not to begin to reason with the sin, or to wait until we have brought ourselves into a proper state of heart about it, but to go at once and confess the transgression unto the Lord, there and then.” (Spurgeon)
Over the years, as I've studied this account of David's fall with Bathsheba I've thought, what would the churches, the religious leaders, and the world do with David today if he was here, and lived like this, and fell like this? Think about it.
In The Fulness of Time-Christ Came
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. Matt. 2:1-2
Throughout the day today the Holy Spirit has been giving me some insights into some similarities, and comparisons between Herod king of Israel during the time of Jesus' birth-and Klaus Schwab; yes, I was saying "no"-wagging my head also. I said to the Lord, "You will have to make some clear examples to help me see this, if I'm hearing you correctly."
But, as I read the account in Matthew chapter 2, and Herod's cunning deceit and attempt to kill Jesus several times, and knowing some statements Schwab and Yuval Noah Harari a Jewish man who works for him have been making lately in the news, I came to see the same pattern between them. The same demons that owned Herod and worked through him to try to kill Jesus, are working in Schwab and Yuval Noah Harari. They both hate God, and hate Christians. Their both working to try to undermine Christianity, and claim to have acquired "divine powers" (yes, demons). Both of them exhibit the same evil ambitions and openly tell us they believe God is dead. They are their own god, for them, there's no room for Jesus. He's in the way of their goal of world dominance. The last three years with the diabolical plans they are pushing to force the NWO onto everyone, is from Satan himself. It will culminate in the battle of the ages, when Christ returns.
Out of His mercy, and restraint they continue on with their blasphemies, and hubris. But, like Herod, their days are numbered. Just as he died and met his judgment, Klaus Schwab and Yuval Noah Harari will one day breath their last, and find themselves in hell, with their master the devil.
If you picked up your bible and read the account of Christs birth, and cross referenced the prophesies given hundreds of years before it happened-it would send chills down your back. It would also remove all doubt, who Jesus is-He is is exactly who He says He is, God in the flesh. This is why the devil works tirelessly to keep people away from the bible, and puts every entertainment in front of them to entice them away from reading it. He knows if you ever began to research it yourself, and read the historical truth, he would be exposed. Hopefully, this may spark an interest in your heart, and open your spirit to how exciting this book is-there's no greater drama than this, and it holds the truth, and food for our souls.
Jesus came the first time, in the fulness of time. Just as he was foretold by the prophets, He will come again, just like he said.
Gal 4:4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
Gal 4:5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
Herod couldn't stop him, and Klaus Schwab nor his co-worker won't stop him. He will come again, and receive us unto Himself. We can count on it.
Joh 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
Joh 14:2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
Joh 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
Joh 14:4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
It is these promises coming from the mouth of Jesus to his disciples, and us, that brings great joy and the true meaning to the believer- Merry Christmas.
The day will come when the Klaus Schwab's of the world, the God-haters, and those who hate his people will see Him coming in power and great glory in the clouds, and with His holy angels-and they will weep, and mourn, but, too late. Those of us who have been watching a long time-we can hardly wait. Even so, come Lord Jesus. You may say-what if he doesn't come in your lifetime-I've lost nothing. I'll either see Him coming in the clouds, or will go to Him in death-either way, I win.
Lastly, after reading this, you may not see the same comparisons, and feel I'm totally off. That's ok, take it to the Lord yourself, and pray about it. Ask the Lord for His view of this, and see what happens. Pick up your Bible yourself, study, and seek God's insights, and be willing to learn. I do not ask anyone to just believe me, check everything out, by prayer, and the word of God.
Klaus Schwab Says ‘God Is Dead’ And The WEF Is ‘Acquiring Divine Powers’ (Video)
BLASPHEMY!: God is dead, according to the World Economic Forum, who have also declared that “Jesus is fake news,” and that WEF leaders have “acquired divine powers” to rule over humanity.
The Shepherds and the Angels
Luk 2:8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
Luk 2:9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
Luk 2:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
Luk 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
Luk 2:12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
Luk 2:13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Luk 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Luk 2:15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
Luk 2:16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
Luk 2:17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
Luk 2:18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
Luk 2:19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
Luk 2:20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time
without sin unto salvation.
Everyone born of women, will face a set appointment. That appointment date is unique, and the day and hour is known only to God-but it comes for everyone. No one escapes it. The day of our death.
There's important facts concerning this appointment. This short devotion will break down this verse, and bring these points to the surface.
It is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment. Just as that is obvious, so it is plain that Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. For the writer to the Hebrews, the truth that it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment is an indisputable principle.
We do not die and live and die and live and some number of lives down the road face an eternal reckoning. This life is it, and then we face judgment. This means that there are no second chances beyond the grave. Now is the time to choose for Jesus Christ, because when we die, it is simply after this the judgment.
The fixed order for all men is to die once only, and to be judged after death. When they die, finality is stamped, on their life work.
There has set in of late a strange foolhardiness, as if in the present age it were an agreed point among all people of discernment that judgment to come is an idle tale. Very seductive this must be to the young. Even if there be a judgment after death, death to them seems a long way off; and society does a very good job of giving them every entertainment, and pleasure, so they regard death as a very long way off, and nothing serious to deal with. Many a young person has died, and found themselves in hell, and the devil laughs at those in the world who do his work of brainwashing for him.
There is no undoing the past altogether. When the books are opened, we shall be judged out of the things which are written in the books, notwithstanding the book of life. The days of swine-keeping leave their mark. There is no fear of his being judged unjustly. He will appear in the form of what he is. The dominant affections that are in him will manifest themselves whether we are made out of heaven, for heaven; or made out of the elements of, for the world of sulfur and smoke and its dusky associates. We shall have to keep the appointment that is made for us. All the laws without us and all the laws within us will urge us on to our own place. The works of the flesh he reveled in while on earth, will be exposed to the Light-and seen for what they are, and judged accordingly. Where he/she is sent in the compartments of hell-will be according to their own deeds-they will be without excuse.
Rom 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Rom 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Heathenism is not simply a misfortune in the world the vast majority of men are ensnared by. It is a crime—a huge, next to world-wide, age-long crime, with its roots in a deep hatred of God, and bearing a prolific crop of utterly inexcusable and hideous vices.
Gal 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
Gal 5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Gal 5:21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
In luke chapter 16:19-31 Jesus tells a story of a rich man and a beggar named Lazarus. The rich man died and was sent to hell, the beggar Lazarus was carried to heaven. At the end of the discourse the rich man begs for someone to go to his family and warn them, that they wouldn't end up in that place of torment, where he was. The answer he was given was chilling.
Luk 16:31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
This is the way the vast majority of people are today-and it's very sad to watch them go on with their lives, never believing they'll ever face what the rich man was warning. They think it will never happen, until the day of their appointment comes, and it's too late.
In contrast, by the mercy and power of the grace of Christ, we see as an example of His inner working; the woman of the city, to whom much was forgiven, loved much. Luke 7:44-48
Luk 7:44 And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.
Luk 7:45 Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.
Luk 7:46 My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment.
Luk 7:47 Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.
Luk 7:48 And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.
The entire story should be read from Luke 7:36-50
In the story of this woman, we see the redemptive power of Jesus to forgive and restore anyone, no matter the sin. This woman, a great sinner, shows that she is forgiven by her great love. Her faith in Jesus led her to trust for forgiveness.
Her faith brought her to the feet of Christ, a contrite and weeping sinner.
Those who come to Christ with this faith and humility-find forgiveness, and peace. At the day of their appointment with death- they will go out of this world as David describes in Palm 37:
Psa 37:37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.
For the believer, Christ stands as our advocate. He appears in heaven for us who believe and belong to Him, as our Intercessor and Mediator, presenting our prayers mingled with the rich incense of His merit, and acting as the ground of our beseechings, Rev_8:3.
He will appear the second time.
All the saints who desire his appearing; to them he shall appear a second time, at his second advent, sinless and the mighty Savior. He becomes a sin offering but once, and appears the second time without a sin offering, because he hath done the work once and forever.
Death opens a new door, and we pass from behind our curtains and disguises into the great sunlight. God is the eternal sunlight. God is truth. If, with the unveiled face of our heart, we form the habit of beholding His face in Jesus, the glory of His face will change us into the same image, and our glorious Lord will be glorified in us.
Joh 5:26 For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;
Joh 5:27 And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.
Joh 5:28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
Joh 5:29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
To those who read this-it's my prayer it will be taken as a solemn reminder, and warning. Consider your appointment, and take stock of your life, now, while you are still here. Be honest with yourself, and with God. No one is guaranteed tomorrow-this may be the day of your appointment.
All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. That is why Jesus came, He's standing waiting for you to simply come to Him as you are, admit you are a sinner, and receive His forgiveness. Now is the day of salvation, now is the accepted time to make a turn, an eternal change in your life-from darkness to light-the Light of the Son of God.
Joh 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
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The Lord Will Pour Out His Spirit
And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.
But this is that which was spoken by the
And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: