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C & C: I Submit to You that You Do Not Love YOUR CHILD OR YOUR CHILDREN!

Connections and Comparisons is an ongoing weekly series that deals with many scriptures in the Bible, some of which are not commonly addressed.  The purpose of this series is to examine the scriptures at hand comparing what is said and looking at the connections within.

Proverbs 20:11
11 Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.

Bring your children to Jesus and teach them the Word of God!!

Mark 10:13-16
13 And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.
14 But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
15 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.
16 And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.

Bring your children to Jesus and teach them by your own submission to the Word of God!!

Matthew 18:1-6
1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,
3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.
6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

I Submit to You that You Do Not Love YOUR CHILD OR YOUR CHILDREN!

Hebrews 12:9
9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?

Fathers you are the head of your family and you must enforce correction and discipline if you love your child or your children!!

Ephesians 5:22-28
22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.

Wives if you are not submitting yourself to your husband and are rebellious against your husband’s authority over you, you are rebellious against God and his divine order given to us!!  You are to submit to your husband as unto the Lord!!  For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church!!

24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.

Husbands if you do not love your wives even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it then you are failing God and your family!! So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself!!

1 Samuel 15:23
23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.

Fathers and Mothers must correct their children as the Bible teaches or you do not love your child or your children!!

And they shall keep the way of the LORD!!

Genesis 18:18-19
18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?
19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.

Husbands you are the head of the home and you must obey the Lord and instruct your family in the ways of the Lord!!  Or you have failed God, your wife, and your children!!

Joshua 24:15
15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

Proverbs 22:6
6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 9:9
9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

Proverbs 19:18
18 Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.

I Submit to You that You Do Not Love YOUR CHILD OR YOUR CHILDREN!! YOU HATE YOUR SOUL AND YOU HATE THEIR SOULS!!

Ephesians 5:29
29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:

YOU LOVE YOUR OWN SELF AND YOUR FLESHLY, LUSTFUL DESIRES!!  YOU HAVE BECOME YOUR OWN GOD!!  A WORSHIPER OF YOUR OWN SELF!!

Proverbs 8:33-36
33 Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.
34 Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
35 For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD.
36 But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.

Proverbs 15:32-33
32 He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.
33 The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.

Proverbs 13:24
24 He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

Betimes: Early; quickly.—King James Dictionary

IT DOESN’T GET ANY PLAINER THAN THAT!!  IF YOU SPARE THE ROD YOU HATE YOUR CHILD OR YOUR CHILDREN!!  IF YOU LOVE THEM YOU WILL CORRECT THEM SPEEDILY!!

Proverbs 23:12-15
12 Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.
13 Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.
14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.
15 My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine.

Proverbs 29:15
15 The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself  bringeth his mother to shame.

Proverbs 29:15-17
17 Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.

YOU ACTUALLY HATE YOUR CHILD’S SOUL!!  LOVERS OF FLESHLY LUSTS AND FLESHLY DESIRES WHOSE GOD IS YOUR BELLY!!

2 Timothy 3:16-17
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

FATHERS AND MOTHERS YOU ARE TO DILIGENTLY TEACH YOUR CHILD OR CHILDREN THE WORD OF GOD!!

Deuteronomy 4:9
9 Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons’ sons;

Deuteronomy 6:6-9
6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.

FATHERS AND MOTHERS YOU ARE TO DILIGENTLY TEACH YOUR CHILD OR CHILDREN THE WORD OF GOD!!  NOT JUST STORY BOOK PICTURES AND FAIRY TALES!!  BE DILIGENT AND WISE!!

Isaiah 54:13-14
13 And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children.
14 In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee.

Isaiah 38:19
19 The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do this day: the father to the children shall make known thy truth.

FATHERS AND MOTHERS YOU MUST LOVE YOUR CHILD OR CHILDREN!! CORRECTING THEM ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES AND YOU YOURSELF MUST ALSO NOT BE A HYPOCRITE!! BUT TEACHING THEM BY YOUR EXAMPLE!!

2 Timothy 1:3-5
3 I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day;
4 Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy;
5 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.

2 Timothy 3:14-15
14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 6:1-4
1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
2 Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)
3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

FATHERS!! STOP NEGLECTING YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AS THE HEAD OF THE FAMILY!!  YOU ARE COMMANDED TO BRING YOUR CHILD OR CHILDREN UP IN THE NURTURE AND ADMONITION OF THE LORD!!  TO DO THIS YOU MUST STOP WORSHIPING YOUR OWN SELF AND START LOVING JESUS CHRIST AND LEARN OF HIM SO THAT YOU CAN BE THE HUSBAND AND FATHER YOUR FAMILY NEEDS YOU TO BE!!

Proverbs 19:26-27
26 He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach.
27 Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.

Children are an Heritage of the LORD: and the Fruit of the Womb is HIS REWARD!!

Psalms 127:1-5
1 Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
3 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
5 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.

Proverbs 6:16-19
16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

STOP SHEDDING INNOCENT BLOOD!!  STOP MURDERING YOUR CHILD OR CHILDREN IN THE WOMB OR OTHERWISE!!  CHILDREN ARE AN HERITAGE OF THE LORD: AND THE FRUIT OF THE WOMB IS HIS REWARD!!

Proverbs 17:6
6 Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.

The Midwives of Egypt Refused Pharaoh’s Command to Murder the Hebrews’ Children BECAUSE THEY FEARED GOD!!

Exodus 1:15-22
15 And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah:
16 And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live.
17 But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.
18 And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men children alive?
19 And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwives come in unto them.
20 Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.
21 And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses.
22 And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive.

THE MIDWIVES OF EGYPT REFUSED PHARAOH’S COMMAND TO MURDER THE HEBREWS’ CHILDREN BECAUSE THEY FEARED GOD!!  BUT THEY WHO MURDER THEIR CHILD OR CHILDREN DO NOT FEAR GOD AND “IT IS A FEARFUL THING TO FALL INTO THE HANDS OF THE LIVING GOD.” (Hebrews 10:31)

Exodus 2:1-10
1 And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi.
2 And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.
3 And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river’s brink.
4 And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him.
5 And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river’s side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it.
6 And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews’ children.
7 Then said his sister to Pharaoh’s daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee?
8 And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child’s mother.
9 And Pharaoh’s daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the woman took the child, and nursed it.
10 And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.

WHAT IF THE MIDWIVES OR MOSES’ PARENTS OBEYED PHARAOH?  WHY THEN DO YOU OBEY DOCTORS AND YOUR PARENTS WHO DEMAND YOU TO KILL YOUR CHILD OR CHILDREN AGAINST THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD???

Hebrews 11:23-29
23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment.
24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter;
25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
28 Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.
29 By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.

To those of you that believe a baby that is not yet fully formed in the womb and is thereby ok to kill you greatly err concerning the scriptures and to those of you who have already lived through this nightmare of killing your child or children, God is a loving and forgiving God that is full of mercy to those who repent of their sins and are sure that they have been born again of water and of the Spirit as instructed by Jesus Christ in John chapter 3:1-7.   When we are born again we gain eternal life through Jesus Christ and are set free from the bondage of sin and death as stated in Romans chapter 8:1-4.  You will not be held accountable for this sin and tragedy.  But you must not only repent of your sins you must be born again.  This is how we are to be born again of water and of the Spirit as Jesus instructed us: “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.” (Acts 2:38-39) If you have not partook of this then you are not yet saved from your sins and need to apply this in your life immediately as your time is always with you.  “Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready.” (John 7:6)

Psalms 139:13-16
13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.

Jeremiah 1:4-5
4 Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

IT IS THE LORD THAT FORMS A CHILD IN THE WOMB AND LIFE TAKES PLACE IMMEDIATELY UPON CONCEPTION.  THE PROPHET JEREMIAH WAS SANCTIFIED BEFORE HE CAME FORTH OUT OF HIS MOTHER’S WOMB!!  STOP SHEDDING INNOCENT BLOOD!!  STOP MURDERING YOUR CHILD OR CHILDREN IN THE WOMB OR OTHERWISE!!  CHILDREN ARE AN HERITAGE OF THE LORD: AND THE FRUIT OF THE WOMB IS HIS REWARD!!

JOHN THE BAPTIST WAS FILLED WITH THE HOLY GHOST, EVEN FROM HIS MOTHER’S WOMB!!

Luke 1:15
15 For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother’s womb.

Acts 2:29-32
29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.
30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;
31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.

Luke 1:30-35
30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

John 16:21
21 A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.

James 1:17
17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

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Come let us Grow Together: In the Steps of that Faith

Come let us Grow Together is a weekly series that deals with the many topical categories that exist within the Word of God.  The purpose of this series is to grow in wisdom, knowledge, and understanding in things pertaining to God.

Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin. Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness. How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision. And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also: And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised. (Rom 4:8-12)

We as the children of Abraham are to follow after the steps of faithful Abraham.  In order for us to observe the faith of faithful Abraham, we need to turn our focus to the walk that faithful Abraham had as he followed after the Lord.

Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will show thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran. (Gen 12:1-4)

Abraham was faithful to the call of God to leave his country.  By faith he believed what the Lord had promised to him and left his country behind to pursue the Lord.

And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land. And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon: Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive. Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee. (Gen 12:10-13)

Even though Abraham had faith in the promises of God, he made mistakes just as you and I do.  This is walking in the steps of that faith of faithful Abraham.

And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:  For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever. And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered. Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee. (Gen 13:14-17)

Sometimes when we have faith in the promises of God we make wrong decisions as to how the Lord will bring them about.

Now Sarai Abram’s wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar. And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai. (Gen 16:1-2)

Sometimes we may lack the faith to believe in how God will perform the individual processes that ultimately bring us to the promise of God that we believe in.

And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her. Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear? (Gen 17:15-17)

Even though Abraham was a man of great faith, we see that there were times in his walk that his faith was low during the process of the fulfilling of the promise of God.

And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the south country, and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar. And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah. But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; for she is a man’s wife. But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, Lord, wilt thou slay also a righteous nation? (Gen 20:1-4)

Let us learn from the example of faithful Abraham as we too walk in the steps of that faith.  Let us recognize that God will bring to pass what He has promised even though there will be times during our walk that it appears that it will not take place.  Let us remember to put our full trust in God and not to lean upon our own understanding.

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Forget not your Beginnings!!

Ezekiel 16:1-52
1  Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2  Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations,
3  And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto Jerusalem; Thy birth and thy nativity is of the land of Canaan; thy father was an Amorite, and thy mother an Hittite.
4  And as for thy nativity, in the day thou wast born thy navel was not cut, neither wast thou washed in water to supple thee; thou wast not salted at all, nor swaddled at all.
5  None eye pitied thee, to do any of these unto thee, to have compassion upon thee; but thou wast cast out in the open field, to the loathing of thy person, in the day that thou wast born.

Do not forget your Beginnings!!  Where did God bring you from?  Where did God find you laying?  Where did God lead you out of?  What did you leave behind??

6  And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted in thine own blood, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live; yea, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live.

When did God pass by you and speak to you, Live; yea… I say unto you Live!!

7  I have caused thee to multiply as the bud of the field, and thou hast increased and waxen great, and thou art come to excellent ornaments: thy breasts are fashioned, and thine hair is grown, whereas thou wast naked and bare.

Do not forget your Beginnings!!  Where God brought you from!!  Remember who you are!!  Who you were!!  How you were dying in yours sins!!  And how the Lord God had pity upon you.

8  Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of love; and I spread my skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness: yea, I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord GOD, and thou becamest mine.

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?  For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. (1 Cor 6:19-20)  Do not forget your Beginnings!!

9  Then washed I thee with water; yea, I thoroughly washed away thy blood from thee, and I anointed thee with oil.

Forget not when God washed away your sins!!  Forget not when God anointed you with the Holy Ghost oil!!  Forget not your Beginnings!!

10  I clothed thee also with broidered work, and shod thee with badgers’ skin, and I girded thee about with fine linen, and I covered thee with silk.

Forget not you are the Bride of Christ!!  Forget not who you are!! Forget not who has called you out of darkness into His marvellous light!! Forget not your Beginnings!!

11  I decked thee also with ornaments, and I put bracelets upon thy hands, and a chain on thy neck.
12  And I put a jewel on thy forehead, and earrings in thine ears, and a beautiful crown upon thine head.
13  Thus wast thou decked with gold and silver; and thy raiment was of fine linen, and silk, and broidered work; thou didst eat fine flour, and honey, and oil: and thou wast exceeding beautiful, and thou didst prosper into a kingdom.

Forget not your Righteousness which God has imputed unto you!!  Forget not how he has clothed you with Holiness unto the LORD!!  Grieve not the Spirit of God!!

14  And thy renown went forth among the heathen for thy beauty: for it was perfect through my comeliness, which I had put upon thee, saith the Lord GOD.

For the Lord is the Justifier of many and not you yourself!!  Forget not it is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not!!  It is not your comeliness but it is the Lord’s comeliness that has given you your beauty!! Forget not your Beginnings!!

15  But thou didst trust in thine own beauty, and playedst the harlot because of thy renown, and pouredst out thy fornications on every one that passed by; his it was.
16  And of thy garments thou didst take, and deckedst thy high places with divers colours, and playedst the harlot thereupon: the like things shall not come, neither shall it be so.
17  Thou hast also taken thy fair jewels of my gold and of my silver, which I had given thee, and madest to thyself images of men, and didst commit whoredom with them,
18  And tookest thy broidered garments, and coveredst them: and thou hast set mine oil and mine incense before them.

Who or what are you placing before God!!  Who or what are you committing spiritual whoredom with!!

19  My meat also which I gave thee, fine flour, and oil, and honey, wherewith I fed thee, thou hast even set it before them for a sweet savour: and thus it was, saith the Lord GOD.
20  Moreover thou hast taken thy sons and thy daughters, whom thou hast borne unto me, and these hast thou sacrificed unto them to be devoured. Is this of thy whoredoms a small matter,
21  That thou hast slain my children, and delivered them to cause them to pass through the fire for them?

Be not as the children of Jerusalem who forgot their beginnings!!  Who committed whoredoms greater than the nations who God drove out from before then to cleanse the land!!

22  And in all thine abominations and thy whoredoms thou hast not remembered the days of thy youth, when thou wast naked and bare, and wast polluted in thy blood.
23  And it came to pass after all thy wickedness, (woe, woe unto thee! saith the Lord GOD;)
24  That thou hast also built unto thee an eminent place, and hast made thee an high place in every street.
25  Thou hast built thy high place at every head of the way, and hast made thy beauty to be abhorred, and hast opened thy feet to every one that passed by, and multiplied thy whoredoms.
26  Thou hast also committed fornication with the Egyptians thy neighbours, great of flesh; and hast increased thy whoredoms, to provoke me to anger.

Forget not your Beginnings!!  Forget not where God has taken you from!!  Be not as the children of Jerusalem who forgot their beginnings!!

27  Behold, therefore I have stretched out my hand over thee, and have diminished thine ordinary food, and delivered thee unto the will of them that hate thee, the daughters of the Philistines, which are ashamed of thy lewd way.
28  Thou hast played the whore also with the Assyrians, because thou wast unsatiable; yea, thou hast played the harlot with them, and yet couldest not be satisfied.

Sin will always take you further than you want to go!!  If you let it grow it will become an unsatiable desire to fulfill the lusts of your flesh!!  Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied. (Pro 27:20)

29  Thou hast moreover multiplied thy fornication in the land of Canaan unto Chaldea; and yet thou wast not satisfied herewith.
30  How weak is thine heart, saith the Lord GOD, seeing thou doest all these things, the work of an imperious [a vixen] whorish woman;
31  In that thou buildest thine eminent place in the head of every way, and makest thine high place in every street; and hast not been as an harlot, in that thou scornest hire;

Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? (1 Cor 5:6b ) Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils. (1 Cor 10:21)

Jerusalem was so bad off in her whoredoms against God that she was not even taking hire as other harlots, but was paying her lovers to come unto her!!

32  But as a wife that committeth adultery, which taketh strangers instead of her husband!
33  They give gifts to all whores: but thou givest thy gifts to all thy lovers, and hirest them, that they may come unto thee on every side for thy whoredom.
34  And the contrary is in thee from other women in thy whoredoms, whereas none followeth thee to commit whoredoms: and in that thou givest a reward, and no reward is given unto thee, therefore thou art contrary.

For this reason God turned to a people who were not a people!!  For this reason God decided to provoke the nation of Israel to jealousy with a people who were not a people!!  It is because of their continual whoredoms and because they forgot their beginnings that we Gentiles were grafted into the gospel!!

What should have been for the nation of Israel was found of a people that sought not for it!!  This is the Lord’s doing and it is marvellous in our eyes!!

Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. (Rom 11:22)

Forget not your Beginnings!!  Forget not where God has taken you from!!

35  Wherefore, O harlot, hear the word of the LORD:
36  Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thy filthiness was poured out, and thy nakedness discovered through thy whoredoms with thy lovers, and with all the idols of thy abominations, and by the blood of thy children, which thou didst give unto them;
37  Behold, therefore I will gather all thy lovers, with whom thou hast taken pleasure, and all them that thou hast loved, with all them that thou hast hated; I will even gather them round about against thee, and will discover thy nakedness unto them, that they may see all thy nakedness.
38  And I will judge thee, as women that break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will give thee blood in fury and jealousy.

What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. (1 Cor 6:16-18)

And I will also give thee into their hand, and they shall throw down thine eminent place, and shall break down thy high places: they shall strip thee also of thy clothes, and shall take thy fair jewels, and leave thee naked and bare.

This is what sin will do to you!!  This is what will happen to you if you wonder into Egypt to sin against the LORD!!

40  They shall also bring up a company against thee, and they shall stone thee with stones, and thrust thee through with their swords.
41  And they shall burn thine houses with fire, and execute judgments upon thee in the sight of many women: and I will cause thee to cease from playing the harlot, and thou also shalt give no hire any more.

Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? (Rom 6:16)

Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. (Rom 8:12-13)

Forget not your Beginnings!!  Do not get high and lifted up!!  Do not forget where God has brought you from!!  Do not entangle yourself again with the bondage of this world!!

Come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, (2 Cor 6:17)

42  So will I make my fury toward thee to rest, and my jealousy shall depart from thee, and I will be quiet, and will be no more angry.
43  Because thou hast not remembered the days of thy youth, but hast fretted me in all these things; behold, therefore I also will recompense thy way upon thine head, saith the Lord GOD: and thou shalt not commit this lewdness above all thine abominations.
44  Behold, every one that useth proverbs shall use this proverb against thee, saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter.
45  Thou art thy mother’s daughter, that loatheth her husband and her children; and thou art the sister of thy sisters, which loathed their husbands and their children: your mother was an Hittite, and your father an Amorite.

Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) (Eph 2:2-5)

Forget not your Beginnings!!  Forget not the gutter wherein God picked you up out of!!  Forget not the great love wherewith God has loved you!!

46  And thine elder sister is Samaria, she and her daughters that dwell at thy left hand: and thy younger sister, that dwelleth at thy right hand, is Sodom and her daughters.
47  Yet hast thou not walked after their ways, nor done after their abominations: but, as if that were a very little thing, thou wast corrupted more than they in all thy ways.

What’s worse than a child of God, the Bride of Christ, walking hand in hand with the world!!   But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire. (2 Pet 2:22)

48  As I live, saith the Lord GOD, Sodom thy sister hath not done, she nor her daughters, as thou hast done, thou and thy daughters.
49  Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.
50  And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good.

Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned? Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned? So he that goeth in to his neighbour’s wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent. (Pro 6:27-29)

Forget not your Beginnings!!  Forget not where God has taken you from!! Make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof!! (Rom 13:14b)

51  Neither hath Samaria committed half of thy sins; but thou hast multiplied thine abominations more than they, and hast justified thy sisters in all thine abominations which thou hast done.
52  Thou also, which hast judged thy sisters, bear thine own shame for thy sins that thou hast committed more abominable than they: they are more righteous than thou: yea, be thou confounded also, and bear thy shame, in that thou hast justified thy sisters.

Let us not be as the children of Jerusalem!!  Let us forget not our Beginnings!!  Lest we come to a similar fate!! For our God is a consuming fire!! (Heb 12:29) Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. (Rev 16:15)

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Come Let us Grow Together: Developing a Relationship with Jesus Christ

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. (Eph 5:22)

The foundation of the development of a relationship with Jesus Christ is to Love the Lord with all the heart, mind, soul, and strength.

For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. (Eph 5:23)

For you are the Body of Christ and the Body of Christ is the Bride of Christ.  Therefore let us be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live!

Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. (Eph 5:24)

For obedience is what the Lord desires from each one of us.  Let us walk even as He walked.  For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. (1 Jn 5:3)

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; (Eph 5:25)

For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. (Rom 5:6) 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. (Rom 12:1)

That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. (Eph 5:26-28)

My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. (1 Jn 3:18)

For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: (Eph 5:29)

But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love. (Eph 4:15-16)

For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. (Eph 5:30)

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. (1 Cor 6:19-20)

For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. (Eph 5:31)

But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. (1 Cor 6:17)

This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. (Eph 5:32)

For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many. (1 Cor 12:13-14)

Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband. (Eph 5:33)

But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God. (1 Cor 11:3)

If we then subject ourselves to the hierarchal headship of God as we were taught and fulfill our roles that have been given unto us as a man and woman, and also as a husband and wife; we will then further develop our relationship with Jesus Christ, because of our obedience unto the Word of God of which He has set forth for us to follow according to whether or not you are a man or a woman and whether or not you are the husband or the wife.

Let us go on unto perfection and Let us fulfill our roles!!

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