Taken from his sermon of Dec. 13, 2014.
This title's question. . . .FOOLS? let's see what God has caused to be written in His Word, shall we?
This word "Fool" appears 62 times in the KJB R edition, none are complimentary, nor meant to be! for example;;;;;
Proverbs 10:8-10 "The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall. He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known. He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall."
Psalms 14:1 <
NOTE: If anyone, fully and honestly looks at the questions, and there are legions of them, at the whole idea of evolution, would not one need to be fool, to swallow that man-made line? Just look at the "facts" they give to hold it up as fact!
1. In the fossil record, there is nothing at one "age" layer, then the very next layer we find millions of fossils from 1,000's of life forms, yet "THEY" the "Intellectuals?" then go on to say that evolution is an ever changing procession, and a progression of life from the single celled forms, right up to life forms we see today. So where is this progression shown in the fossil record? IT'S NOT THERE! [If a "fish"? is half way between a fish and a salamander, how can it be equipped to escape being lunch? Dead things do NOT evolve!
2. IF.... as "THEY" claim earth is 4.5 Billion years old, and that ALL DNA life forms, have a self-healing property within, bones heal, cuts heal, tree limbs not fully severed keep on growing, then WHY. . .why is there still death? Why has not the "Survival of the Fittest, and evolution not conquered all ills, and death?
3: The human, Second Law of Thermodynamics, says simply: "Anything put in motion, must degrade into non-motion and disorder, unless there is an outside force." as paraphrased. So if earth began spinning on its axis at just over 1,000 miles per hour, giving earth a 24 hour day, How come earth has not, as far as know lost even a second, UNLESS there is an outside force?
Colossians 1:16-17 "For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist."
NOTE: please look up the word consist, for its meaning!
Most of us, know the "Christmas" story and the part of the three Wise Men, right? However, most only ASSUME, this number because three gifts are mentioned. This is the "Wise Men Mystery", for the Bible says only they came from the East. It does not tell us from where, but only the why, they followed A Star. Men and woman have "Invented more theories" about what celestial even this could be, than a small do has hairs! There's no room for that here.
The fool will reject learning, but the wise man, will never cease to learn, to increase his knowledge base, thus gain wisdom.
Proverbs 8:11 "For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it."
If you think God favors wisdom over the foolish thing just think....j in the O.T. fools appears 62 times, while wisdom is used 176 times, more than a 2;1 ratio. THINK! Knowledge is NOT wisdom, we all know one or two people, who are very well learned, but do some of the most foolish, and unwise, things. Wisdom is the PROPER application of knowledge to fit the situation! Driving square pegs into round holes is not wisdom, but brute force.
One clue we have is that no matter how far anyone is from God The Father, no matter if they be Pagan or whatever, He, will attempt to reach them, because He IS love, and that's His nature! Yet Satan has deceived most, into thinking all bad things, men do, or nature does, is "An act of God", yet it is he, Satan, whom God gives some lee-way, to give all trails, to gather up storms etc. Why can this be said?
God is The Creator, but the devil is the destroyer, and the only thing he can created is trouble for us. He can only hurt and kill, not heal nor raise the dead, nor create anything but disorder.
2 Corinthians 12:7 "And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure."
Back to the three wise men, one MUST know that Jews at this time, viewed all non-Jews as barbarians, not fit to be associated with Yet the simple fact, that they "Followed a star", must mean that they knew very well the way the Heavens look, at any point of the year. Thus something must have appeared to come together, by the human eye, and must have been so, for some time, as horse or camel travel is not as an airplane.
The point is they made a huge effort to find the Christ Child, and knew the prophecy given within the God's Word, that they were looking for King born in Bethlehem [House of Bread. John 6:33 "For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world." John 6:48 "I am that bread of life." Genesis 48:7 "And as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died by me in the land of Canaan in the way, when yet there was but a little way to come unto Ephrath: and I buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the same is Bethlehem."
Numbers 24:17 "I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth."
However, look at all the Jewish Temple Leaders, NOT A ONE, came to see The Christ-child, yet they knew, or should have known all the Bible's fore-telling about His coming, especially from within Daniel, who gives the exact year of His baptism, ministry and death. They did not visit, yet "Pagans", in their eyes, did!
Hebrews 11:8-10 " By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God."
NOTE: Which city was this Abraham saw in a vision?
Revelation 21:1-3 "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God."
John 14:1-7 "Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 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. 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. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him."
Matthew 2:9-11 "When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh"
When we, humans bow down, kneel, or lay flat on our belly, it is sign of submission, the surrender to God's Authority, and our Creator.Which is the opposite of these peoples....
Matthew 7:17-23 " Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."
We began this exercise with a statement and question, but look......
Matthew 7:24-27 "Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it."
Can we then extend this idea to living and planning out our lives? YES! A wise man builds His life upon the Rock meaning Christ, but the fool builds his upon sand!
How is this for a promise, from with the Book of Revelation, a book many preacher/teacher [ Rick Warren, Purpose Driven Life author and Church leader comes to mind] say it's not for us to study or use?
Revelation 3:20-22 "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches."
Matthew 2:12-15 "And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way. And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him. When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt: And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son"
.Psalms 95:3-7 " For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also. The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land. O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker. For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice,"
Note: Is anyone guaranteed tomorrow?
Therefore today, now is the time to call upon Jesus, and ask HIM to teach YOU His ways, in love and truth.
By the way December 25th is but a Pagan day, for it is the winter Solstice, the say the Sun died and is reborn. John the Baptist was born , as Luke 1 shows nine months after our June 20 24th, conceived after The Course of Abia , the previous 7 days, or June 13-19th.and notice...
Luke 1:36 "And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren."
Luke 1:39-45 "And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Judah; And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth. And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord."
NOTE: John the Baptist, at 6 months old, knew that the Christ Child was near! DO Y O U now know the why of....
Matthew 24:3-4 "And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you."
Dear READER: yes Y O U, we are surrounded by Prophetic signs, since 1999, telling us the end of the age of flesh man is near! Chose ye this day whom YE will serve God or man? Sabbath or Sunday? God or the Beast's Image? Read of them in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21, and learn the Book of Daniel which is an "overlay" for Revelation.
Thanking you for your time. Questions? Comments? John at email@example.com
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