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"In strength shall My House be established"

The cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becomes meaningless.

My Father-God, who was, and is, and evermore shall be; who holds within thy hands the scales of justice and of right; Who in the boundlessness of love has made all men to equal be. The white, the black, the yellow, and the red can look up in thy face and say, Our Father-God. Thou Father of the human race, I praise thy name.

Where are the alleged "Men of God"?

 Do you not see the world around you? Have you not read the lastest about "men killing men"? It matters not whether they be children, women, men, policeman, or protester, people are killing people, no matter what race, religion, creed, or color.

Where are these men of the communities whom call themselves "church" leaders of large individualized religions? Both Christian, and non-Christian? Whether you be Protestant, Catholic, Mormon, Orthodox Christian, Jehovah's Witness? Whether you be Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Or Hindu? Whether you be Atheist, Agnostic, or nothing in particular?

Why are you so divided? Do you think your religion is more pious than the other religions? What ever your faith may be, where are you crying aloud? In the wilderness? On the street corner like hypocrites?

Where have you stood before the world together and renounced the violence? Where is your voice crying aloud to the world together in the name of the Lord as one human race? 

Whom gave man the authority to destroy the image of God? Whom is it that believes they have a right to decide that they may end of a life of a child of the most high God? You can justify you actions according to man's law?

You are his children, no matter what religion you claim. He knows your ways. Walk in his ways.

Where is your charity?

What good is it my brethren, if a man says, 'I have faith', and he does not have deeds? Can his faith save him?  And if a brother or sister is naked and lacking daily food, and any of you will say to them, "Go in peace, be warm, be full", and he would not give them the bodily necessities, what good is that?  So also faith alone without works is dead.

For a man may say to you, "You and I have faith*; I have works. Show me your faith without* works, and I shall show you my faith by my works." You believe that God is One; you do well; the demons also believe and tremble. Are you willing to know, oh feeble man, that faith without works is dead*?

Was not our father Abraham justified by works when he offered up Isaac his son upon the altar? Do you see that his faith upheld his deeds and by deeds his faith was perfected?  And the Scripture was fulfilled which said, "Abraham believed in God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness", and he was called the friend* of God.  You see that by works a man is justified and not from faith alone.

In this way also, was not Rahab the harlot justified by works when she received the scouts and sent them out by another way?

Just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.

Money changers

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

Did you take that statement to be the avenue to justify your means? Your wealth? your righteousness? Your nobility?

Who was it profitable to? Profitable to those who are led to righteousness? Or was it profitable for those who are led to your self righteousness?

Hypocrites! You do not follow the Written Law. Do not anger the Lord.

Teaching your flock to be "prosperous"?

So you teach your sheep about being "prosperous" by making money? You justify your earnings by verses like this; "Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that [there shall] not [be room] enough [to receive it]."? Where do you believe your synagogue is a "storehouse"? Do you not know where the Lord's house is? Truly I tell you, it is not your brick and mortar building.

Did you not understand what a son of man called Jesus taught? And you are eagerly awaiting his return to punish those you judge a evil? Whom is evil, the thief, or the liar?

Repent!

So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. ...

Why have you not led the flock to the Lord instead you lead the flock yourself? Do you believe the church is yours? Whence did you receive such authority? How will you save them? Repent!

Is it not written; Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?

Woe, woe to Ariel...

Woe, woe to Ariel, the town where David dwelt! I will dismantle Ariel, and she shall groan and weep: And I will camp against her round about with hostile posts; And I will bring her low and she shall speak out of the earth; with muffled voice like a familiar spirit shall she speak; yea she shall only whisper forth her speech; And foes unnumbered, like the grains of dust, shall come upon her suddenly. The Lord of Hosts will visit her with thunder and with tempest, and with storm; with earthquake, and with devouring flames.

Lo, all these people have deserted me. They draw to me with speech, and with their lips they honour me; their hearts are far removed from me; their fear for me is that inspired by man. And I will breath upon my people, Israel; the wisdom of their wise men shall be lost; the understanding of their prudent men shall not be found.

My people seek to hide their counsel from the Lord, so that their works may not be seen. They fain would cover up their works with darkness of the night, and say, Who sees us now? Who knows us now? Poor, foolish men! shall that which has been made say of its maker, He is naught, I made myself? Or shall the pot speak out and say to him, who made the pot, You have no skill; you do not know?

But this will not for ever be; the time will come when Lebanon will be a fruitful field, and fruitful fields will be transformed to groves. And on that day the deaf will hear the words of God; the blind will read the Book of God's Remembrance. And suffering ones will be relieved, and they will have abundant joy; and every one that needs will be supplied; and it will come to pass that all the foolish will be wise.

The people will return and sanctify the Holy One, and in their heart of hearts, lo, they will reverence him.

Understand that?

The Ariel of the prophet is our own Jerusalem. By selfishness and cruelty this people has become a stench unto the Elohim. The prophet saw these days from far, and of these times he wrote.

Our doctors, lawyers, priests and scribes oppress the poor, while they themselves in luxury live. The sacrifices and the offerings of Israel are but abomination unto God. They only sacrifice that God requires is self.

Because of this injustice and this cruelty of man to man, the Holy One has spoken of this commonwealth: Lo, I will overturn, yes, I will overturn, it shall be overturned, and it shall be no more until he comes whose right it is and I will give it unto him.

In all the world there is one law of right, and he who breaks that law will suffer grief; for God is just. And Israel has gone far astray; has not regarded justice, nor the rights of man, and God demands that Israel shall reform, and turn again to ways of holiness. And if our people will not hear the voice of God, lo, nations from afar will come and sack Jerusalem, and tear our temple down, and take our people captive into foreign lands.

But this will not for ever be; though they be scattered far and wide, and wander here and there among the nations of the earth, like sheep that have no shepherd guide. The time will come when God will bring again the captive hosts; for Israel shall return and dwell in peace. And after many years our temple our temple shall be built again, and one whom God will honour, one in whom the pure in heart delights will come and glorify the house of God, and reign in righteousness.

 

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