This Battle is The Lord's
February 12, 2017
Gen 6:5 - And GOD saw that the wickedness (anti-God behavior)) of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil (evil - mischief, harm, hurt) continually.
This is the way the world was in the days of Noah, just before the Lord God, Jehovah Elohim, poured out His judgment on mankind. . The LORD gave America the kind of leader(s) we deserved because of our rebellious, self-centered ways. God’s people began to suffer at the hands of lawless, corrupt administrations years ago, but it accelerated about eight years ago!.
Right became wrong, abominations, as defined by the LORD, were openly paraded as right and those who disagreed were labeled bigots, racist, and homophobes (fear of queers). People of the Book were ridiculed for telling the truth, and the People’s House was bathed in the lights of LGBT perversion as if it were a normal lifestyle and something to be proud of. We could not get our government to punish the evil-doers, or refuse to finance their forays into sin, shame, and compromise.
Believers, as well as conservative unbelievers looked forward to the end of this corrupt and unlawful administration, but all we saw was the same old go-along-to-get-along, establishment politicos vying to replace the open corruption of the left. One stood out from the pack of testosterone-challenged, same-old-rhetoric candidates; he really wasn’t a politician, but a business man whose ears were tuned to the cries of the remnant of God’s people and conservative citizens. He said what "we the people" were saying, and we were heartened when he willingly stood out from the pack as well as the current corruption vying for the keys to the White House.
It seemed to many of the remnant of Bible-believers, that this one non-politician who stood out from all the rest, just might be a gift from the Lord in the last hours of these last days. Among these are modern “Noahs” of the last days, who saw a ray of light from above which carried a conditional promise which said in the words of 2 Chronicles 7:14, that IF my Believers would repent, THEN He would hear from Heaven and heal our land.
We all rejoiced at the opportunity it seemed the Lord was giving us. Pro 29:2 - When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
With the election of this non-politician “promise keeper” the Believers and conservatives turned from over eight years of mourning, to rejoicing in the possibilities of returning to the Lord and to a nation of laws the Creator / Saviour had given to our nation’s forefathers.
The modern-day “Noahs” began proclaiming the truth of the LORD God that this was indeed a Divinely-granted opportunity for our nation to turn back (repent) to the goodness that made America great, the envy and hope of the world.
Pro 8:15 - By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.
However, the left-overs from the corruption of the previous eight-plus years, exhibited the chaos, destruction, and wrath that is symptomatic of those who are offspring of the father of their motives and motivation! Rev 12:12 -… for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
Now we see the corrupt left with their partners from the establishment right (RINOs), along with heretics and apostate preachers, teachers, and pastors, uniting against the Lord God, His people, and the newly-elected non-politician (2Pe 2:1) - …false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
The battle is now set in array. As in the days of Noah, Divine judgment is at hand; it is set and will not tarry. The satanic multitudes have and will continue to use lies, deceit, chaos, and destruction, to further their satanic globalist cause, just as in the days of Nimrod;
but the people of God must learn to be people of the Book, and seek out the pastors and teachers who are the called according to God’s heart (Jer 3:15), whom He has called Eph 4:12 - For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
This battle will be won only by the Creator’s eternal truth which will expose the lies and deceit. The knowledge and understanding of God’s Word is paramount in this battle. II Chron 20:15-...Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's. RSB
About "Climate Change"
January 25, 2017
Gen 8:22 - While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
Among the beauties of being born again of incorruptible seed, which is the Word of God which liveth and abideth for ever, (1Pet 1:23), and recognizing that the Word of God is infallible, inerrant, inspired, and perfectly preserved in the King James Bible, is the fact that our Saviour/Creator has given us, in that Word, a foundation by which to understand the verity (truth) of what we hear, see, touch, taste, and smell – and even the thoughts and intents of the heart. What a treasure that indeed is!
For such Believers, this is called our “worldview,” our Biblical Worldview. Allow me to take a moment to define “worldview” and then, understanding it, we will be far less susceptible or vulnerable, to all error and deceit.
Col 2:8 - Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
Basically stated, “worldview” is the overall perspective from which one sees and interprets the world. A Biblical worldview is based on the infallible Word of God and less than 9% of professing Believers know about or have a “Biblical Worldview.” It is a crime God, through His Word, is not consulted in this matter, as it should be in all matters! He is the Creator and nothing escapes His perfect understanding of all things.
This ignorance and lack of understanding of "worldview" is a satanic thrust is to keep all people, including Believers, ignorant of God and His eternal truth.
That said, I will apply my Biblical Worldview to the political hot potato called “global warming,” a.k.a. “Climate change.” Satan’s crowd went from “Global Warming” to “Climate Change” when the truth came out from Climatologist whistle-blowers that the “GW” crowd was fudging the numbers to support their view.
Well, the Creator, my Saviour, said in His Book which He hath given, that “seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease for as long as the earth remaineth.(Gen 8:22).
However, Lk 21:33 says the earth shall pass away and that passing away is described in 2 Pet 3:10. Chronologically, that is after the Millennial Reign of Christ on this present earth, and after the Great White Throne Judgment. After that, the present earth, and all three heavens with all the works therein will be dissolved in a nuclear event; (2Pet3:12)...
...but those of us with a Biblical Worldview,(2Pet 3:14) look for new heavens and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness, according to His promise. (2 Pet 3:12)
In vs 17 of 2 Pet 3, Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.
Consequently, when we hear left-wing globalists, DNC and liberal GOP, lying politicians talk about “Climate change,” who will ye believe? God’s Eternal Word or satanic liars?
I recall Algore and the like, talking about ½ degree warmer average temperature change across the globe, I marvel at that! ½ Degree change, globally, is not change, it is control!
The expensive digital thermostat in my house will not control the average temperature within ½ degree! When it operates within its specified limits, it controls within +/- 3 degrees; and that is CONTROL!
The Creator, Jehovah Elohim, designed the seasons (Gen 8:22), and the paths of the wind:
Ecc 1:6 - The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits.
It is the same with the rain: Ecc 1:7 - All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.
These are cycles designed by the Creator, my Saviour, described for me, a Believer, in the Eternal Book He has given. The Biblical worldview is not the only worldview; it is, however, the only correct worldview; it is the only worldview that allows me to understand the Creation – defined as "all that may be observed or discerned."
Those that get all upset over liberal proclamations of global climate change, which are false, are simply ignorant of the Biblical worldview:
Luk 21:26 - Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
The same is true of those scoffers that cannot see the signs of the times:
2Pe 3:4 - …saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
In either case, the Believer who sees all things through a Biblical worldview, can remain on a faith-full even-keel as he knows our Creator-Saviour is in complete control, allowing man to exercise his freewill within boundaries! RSB
Learning then Doing Better
R.S. Brewer, Pastor
December 11, 2016
Jas 4:17 - Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. While we expect unbelievers to adhere to the pagan ways of the “religious” world, During my frequent ponderings while reflecting upon the condition of professing Christianity, I am saddened by our attitudes against conforming to the revealed will of the only Begotten Son of God.
He purchased our salvation with His own blood and I am amazed at the ingratitude and resistance of those professing to be saved to the changes our Saviour wants in our lives that were pagan while we were begging to be delivered from the bondage of the world. The truth is, we, volitionally, brought that pagan ball and chain of slavery with us, and even after receiving His free gift of eternal life, professing believers steadfastly refuse to put it down.
We are now only shackled to the life of slavery by the exercise of our own free will! We unlearned some of the lying traditions past down to us like that of the lies surrounding the birth of our Lord Jesus, the Sacrificial Lamb of God, but seem incapable and/or unwilling, of applying this knew found knowledge and understanding to correcting the error from our old life.
As a 20th century child, we readily accepted that Jesus, was born in a manger in Bethlehem in the dead of winter on December 25th. That simply is not true! While Jesus was born in stable and laid in a manger, in the country town of Bethlehem, the center of an agricultural area, because there was no room in the only Inn in town, it was in the Spring when lambs are born; not winter, not fall!
Few of us every asked the question as to why there was no room in the Inn, nor did we have pastor’s that taught us why a country Inn in a little farming area should be packed out. Was it because there was a meeting of the FFA? (Future Farmers of America). Also, why were the shepherds living (abiding) in the fields by night and watching over their flocks? Luk 2:8 - And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. We just accepted that shepherds of sheep do that in the dead of winter. Well, had we asked our pastor’s and if they were called after God’s own heart ,(Jer 3:15) they could have told you what I was never told because my pastor’s were still living in Egypt, so to speak.
As most deer, sheep, and elk hunters know, the young of these animals are conceived in the fall during the "rut" and born in the early spring, sometime after the vernal equinox. Bethlehem was a sheep-raising center. When the lambs are born in the spring, the predatory animals that were in the area, lions, bears, wolves, etc., went where the newborn lambs were for an easy meal. Most of the aforementioned predatory animals are nocturnal hunters—that is, they hunt at night and sleep during the day. The Shepherds in Luke 2, were out watching over their flocks to keep the predators from the new lambs. The new lambs which met the stringent Biblical requirements were sold to the Jews who came from Jerusalem to purchase their Passover lambs in preparation for the 14th of Abib.
Abib, the first month by decree of the LORD God, (Jehovah Elohim) roughly corresponds to the Gregorian month of April. On or about the first of the month Abib, Bethlehem became a very busy little town with many Jews making the 6-mile or more trek from Jerusalem. They would take up the rooms in the Inn, waiting for their lamb to take back to Jerusalem for the Passover Feast.
Jesus, the sacrificial Lamb of God, was born during that time in a stable and laid in a manger, because the Inn had no vacancies available. In 33 years, Jesus, the Lamb of God, would be crucified on the 14th of Abib, in the early spring, paying the price for the sins of the whole world.
Those are the basic facts and there are many amazing details, too numerous to mention in this venue. This being factual, what meaneth this winter season with Babylonian phallic-symbol trees, green wreaths representing the womb and fertility. What meaneth this winter solstice celebration, and a gluttonous, long haired, vagrant, who purportedly knows all? I can find none of it in the pages of Holy Writ, except as a warning from Jehovah Elohim through his messengers the prophets.
Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. (Jer 10:2)
Knowing this or learning this, why then, do professing Believers allow themselves to be enslaved by these pagan observances? If we can’t give “something” up that is not right, that “something” has us in bondage and we are enslaved to it. Christmas, decorated trees, green wreaths, satan claws, are not for believers.
To keep our pagan traditions, Believers say, “but we do not worship the Xmas tree;” The word “worship” means “to bow down, prostrate oneself.” Now as you kneel down to place your presents/offerings beneath the tree, have someone take your picture. Then tell me about "worship! Further, they say, “It might be pagan, but this is one idol, I cannot forsake! The Lord pardon thy servant in this thing, but we are not going to give it up!” (see 2 Ki 5:18) Are we connecting the dots yet, brethren? RSB
CREATION AND NATURAL LAW
November 20th, 2016
Ezek 18:20 - The soul that sinneth, it shall die. Rom 3:23 - The wages of sin is death. Other than the obvious meaning that we apply in our every day lives, these two versus are the Biblical version of what science has relatively termed the Second Law of Thermodynamics or the Law of Entropy. This law, created by God, affects more of the lives of mankind than people realize. Let me briefly explain the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics. Both are universally accepted as fact. The fact is, both of these scientific laws prove evolution is less than a myth. “Evolution” is a lie—a false religion, which is anti-Christ and anti-God. Only this religion of the evolutionist keeps them from admitting the truth of this. But these laws go far beyond merely proving that Charles Darwin was a fool. Allow me to briefly explain both laws. The First Law says Energy or matter, can be transferred from one place to another, or transformed from one form to another, but it can be neither created nor destroyed. Or we can put it another way: The total quantity of energy in the universe is constant. When the total quantity of something does not change, we say that it is conserved. The two statements given above, then, are two ways of expressing “the law of conservation of energy.” This law is considered the most powerful and most fundamental generalization about the universe that scientists have ever been able to make. The reason why no energy can now be created is because only God can create energy or matter, and because God has rested (or ceased) from all His work which He created and made (Genesis 2:3). This, of course, refers to the physical creation. The reason why energy cannot now be destroyed is because the Lord is now …upholding all things by the word of His power. Hebrews 1:3. I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be forever: nothing can be put to it, nor anything taken from it"
Col 1:17 - and he is before all things, and by him all things consist. One way of stating the Second Law is: ‘The universe (everything physical) is constantly getting more disorderly! Viewed that way, we can see the Second Law is all about us. We have to work hard to straighten a room, but left to itself it becomes a mess again, very quickly and very easily. Even if we never enter it, it becomes dusty and musty. How difficult to maintain houses, and machinery, and our own bodies, in perfect, or less-than-perfect working order; how easily and quickly they deteriorate. In fact, all we have to do is ignore them; that is, do nothing, and everything deteriorates, collapses, breaks down, wears out, all by itself. That is what the Second Law is all about. Only a superior outside force can counter the effects of the Second Law. Only God can be creative. The First Law is proof that God is, and is the Creator. Man cannot do or undo what God has done. The Second Law says that man and the physical creation will, in all ways, decay and die without intervention from the Creator. Without the guiding, maintaining, preserving, hand of God, disorder and corruption, have free run. An anti-God individual will decay morally and physically. Like a person with a weak or no immune system, he will sink into moral degradation. Man was not designed to succeed without God. That is the Second Law. Society is made of individuals. A society made up of individuals who do not see the proof of God and believe that He is, is a society upon which the Second Law will have no mercy. I wonder if that could be why Rock n Roll musicians average just over 40years of life expectancy? Man or society that ignores God, misses the maintenance and preservation of the only One who is the Lawgiver. Sin still takes its toll– consequently, we all die - physically. The house we live in- our body -is under the curse of sin. The new man that lives in that house is born of God and literally cannot sin (1Jn 3:9) As it was in Noah’s day, so it is today. Man and society have turned their backs on the only Source of redemptive, creative power. Consequently, evil men and seducers are waxing worse and worse deceiving and being deceived. (II Tim 3:13) The truth that sets man free, God’s Word, like the dove Noah sent from the ark (Gen 8:9), is having a tough time finding a place to land. All the while, the truth that sets mankind free is obvious and all around us. Yet people ignore it like they do God. Despite the fact that the religion of evolution violates all known scientific laws, the high priests of these lies find large supportive audiences. After all, if there is no God, say the foolish and the fools, I will not have to face or answer to Him!….RSB
RENEWAL of AMERICA
September 4, 2016
Jhn 8:36 - If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. While reading comments about the presidential election, recently, two things caught my attention: First, people are commenting that as a result of an apparent Trump election, America and Americans will gain back the many freedoms and liberties we have lost, while sending the pagan Islamic criminals back to the cesspool countries their pagan religion has produced. Secondly, other comments have to do with the satanic nature of the Obama-Hillary-DNC and Establishment GOP opposition. If there is an election, and I am still here for it, I will cast my vote for Trump. I am looking for the LORD's return in obedience to His command to watch. You can't see the day coming if you do not know what to watch for!
Heb 10:25 - Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
However, from a Scriptural perspective, Trump cannot be the saviour the majority of voting Americans think he could be. America’s pride in thinking our country can simply pick itself up, dust itself off and return to the relative greatness it knew in days gone by is simply foolish thinking.
America has turned from the LORD God that gave her the liberties at America’s inception because the new American’s, pilgrims, were looking not to be free FROM God but to be free to serve God; learning to make His preserved Word (KJB) their rule of faith and practice in all aspects of their lives.
Today, America is under God’s judgment and it is evidenced by the growth of the satanic-darkness invading our land. The DNC and the RINO’s are part of the manifestation of that Divine judgment, as the Lord our Protector is removing His hand of protection and allowing us to be invaded by Philistines (Islam). The DNC and RINO’s think they’ll be able to control these poor deceived people that Jehovah describes as “wild men” (Gen 16:12). As Rome has covertly used the 1.5 billion Muslims, so the DNC has used the American black people, pandering to them with the likes of Obama-phones, to get their votes. After which, they are kept in poverty and forgotten! It is interesting to note that the DNC was part of and financed the KKK! As Americans moved away from the Lord God, they became less discerning, believing the lies of the Democrat and Establishment GOP politicians.
Note: In reference to the Lord, our Creator and Saviour, I will differentiate Him from the Catholic's Baal the sun- god, and Islam's Allah the moon-god by using His name "Jehovah."
Exo 6:3 - And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.
Psa 83:18 - That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.
Rome is and always has been behind the Philistine Goliath we call Islam today. Rome is and always has been, since its inception, a political ideology of chaos seeking to achieve global domination and is responsible for much of the Middle East hatred, the attacks on and the desire to destroy Israel. This destruction includes the Jews, and Biblical Believers who support Israel; even if we do not agree with Judaism’s theology concerning the Messiah, Jesus.
Rome put on the “mask of religion” in 325 AD at the Council of Nicea with her first pope, Constantine. The “Roman church” (patterned after Babylon) found great obstacles in her attempt to conquer Jerusalem to allow the pope to sit in the Temple on the Temple Mount. (Exactly what the Antichrist desires to do in the Tribulation, and the Tribulation Temple (already in existence in the time of Rev 11:1) that will be built where the Dome of the Rock is preparing to fall!
Rome tried to yoke the strength of the Arab people, using the charismatic, pedophile, criminal, Mohammed, whom they groomed, trained and financed, but found that the Arabs simply could not be controlled.(Gen 16:12)
Rome even embedded a beautiful Arab-Catholic woman with the young Mohammed, who wrote and/or greatly influenced the writing of the Koran, in an attempt to harness the Arab’s strength of numbers for the purpose of overthrowing Israel and Jerusalem.
Rome was even complicit in America’s Civil War, trying to conquer the young but Strong America, and assassinating the beloved President Lincoln by Jesuits. Lincoln was onto Rome’s ploy, and with God’s help, defeated Rome who allied herself to the South and Jefferson Davis, reputed to be the “Pope’s boy.” .
However, Rome has not relented – Islam with her moon-god Allah, like her mother, Rome and her sun-god Baal are still political ideologies of world domination, still wearing the mask of a religion. America and Israel are still in Rome’s sights. Using the Muslims like canon-fodder, they attack that which Jehovah Elohim loves and died for in the person of Jesus Christ. Rome’s and her sun-god, Baal, covertly yoking Islam for plausible deniability reasons, using the numerical strength of Islam and her moon-god, Allah, are on the tools of the satanic attack that many in America sense in this election cycle. The Jesuit Pope Francis of Rome is an evil, wicked, corrupt, globalist and is, no doubt, the false prophet described in Rev 13:11-17. The Antichrist (Rev 13:1, 18) Henry K. (Kissinger = 666) and the false prophet, Francis have a date with a summary judgment, (Rev 19:20) both by-passing the Great White Throne and being cast into the Lake of Fire!
Rev 18:3 - For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies
Biblically, Islam will become an insignificant or non-entity after the Russian organized and led Gog-Magog war, recorded in Eze 38 and 39. (Gog and Magog #2 being at the end of the millennium (Rev 20:8)), in an attack on Israel in the which Jehovah Elohim will intercede.(Eze 38:17-23) The “Woman on the Beast” is Roman Catholicism and the Beast is the 10 Member Nations of the WEU, partly strong and partly weak (Rev 17:9, 12 / Dan 2:34-41).
Electing Donald Trump is not the way to prevent an invasion and crippling of the US, though, as I said, he would get my vote IF we are here and there is an election. America’s hope is through 2 Chronicles 7:14 – where saved people “my people” begin to seek His face. Then, the LORD God would intervene and Mr. Trump could be effective. However, God’s Word tell us in 2Ti 4:3 - For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; (see 2 Thess 2:3)
Consequently, since this is what God saw for the days in which we live, my desires and hopes for a Spiritual revival in America have been dashed on the rocks of this apostate generation. What is next? Mat 24:37 - But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. RSB
Last Days Deception
By Pastor R.S. Brewer
It is time, once again, to set the record straight - as a man, called of God ought to do. Many of my Pastor colleagues, some even Independent Baptists, are leading their people astray - some are themselves deceived and say the issues and standards of God's unchanging Word do not matter any more, but I maintain they do not matter any less! Some professed brethren are using using "the god's of Egypt" as promotional material to increase attendance on pagan holidays and attracting crowds by any means, totally leaving out the primary ministry of a New Testament Church - the ministry of the WORD, which God's Word say he must give himself to CONTINUALLY.
A true man of God would teach his people about these errors and lead them away from it. Like Substituting the OT name for Joshua in place of Jesus:
"JESUS" or "Yahshua"
"Yahshua" is NOT a Hebrew Word for "Jesus". It is an anglicized form of "Yĕhowshuwa`" used 218 times in the OT and ALWAYS of "Joshua" and meaning, "Jehovah Delivers" - defined Biblically. (i.e.- I Chron 11:14)
The Hebrews were only aware of a promised Messiah and that He would be called "Immanuel." (Isa 7:14) However, the name of "Jesus," is not found in the Old Testament Hebrew language. Jesus' name was first used in Matthew chapter 1and verse 1, and a total of 5 times in that chapter and it is NEVER synonymous with "Joshua" anywhere in the New Testament.
Jesus, Biblically defined means, "Saviour of His People" (Mat 1:21) and is the name that is above all names:
Phl 2:9 - Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
Phl 2:10 - That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
Phl 2:11 - And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
So, I offer up the preceding brief Bible-based lesson for those who want to know. Those of you who do not want to know - stick your fingers in your ears, and cover eyes and continue down the Christ-dishonoring path. May the Lord help us! Pastor Brewer.
John 8:32 - And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free
MY FELLOW LABORERS
By Pastor R.S. Brewer
Someone attended our services sometime ago and after the service asked what I was mad about. Taken back by his inquiry, I inquired as to his meaning. He said, " You sound like you are mad at the people you are preaching to. My reply was this: Sir, I see a bridge out ahead, I see a fire down below, and a freight train bearing down on us. Sir, what may have sounded like anger to you, was merely a passionate pastor trying to rescue, then prepare, as many as possible for what is about to happen - the bridge is out; there is a fire below; there is a freight train bearing down on us - we need to move!
WHERE IS YOUR HEART?
Jhn 14:15 - If ye love me, keep my commandments.
I have been preaching now, approaching the 44 year mark; though a slow learner, I have learned a few things during these last 4-plus decades in the ministry.
Among the things I’ve learned is this: God gave me two ears and one mouth. That must mean he designed me to listen twice as much as I talk. However, we see man would rather talk than listen. It is like he wants to put his ignorance and lack of understanding on display. You know, mouth in motion before brain is in gear!
Learning this, I have made it a practice to listen much more than I talk (preaching being the exception – then, I am just giving the sense of God’s Word)) I learned to ask some of the great men of God, I’ve been privileged to meet, some question that has perplexed me; then shut up and let him answer.
I have done the same in college where the science of electronics is concerned as well as college professors teaching God’s Word.II Chron 7:14 calls that “seeking his face!”
Listening usually pays big dividends because you not only gain knowledge and understanding, but the one speaking will unwittingly reveal what is really in his heart.
Luk 6:45 - A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh
“The heart” is that part of the soul that harbors our emotional attachments – “what we love.” Where saved people are concerned, most of what we love came with us as baggage from Egypt, so-to-speak.
After salvation, we are supposed to learn to love what the Lord loves and hate what He hates, throwing off that old and unneeded baggage from the old life that weighs us down.
For the most part, professing believers could care less about God’s heart; being caught up trying to be a god ourselves and doing that which is right in our own eyes! (See Gen 3:5)
Consequently, people talk, predominantly, about what they love and what they treasure. They talk about that which they love or, “where their treasure is!”
For most, it is money, material, possessions, family or friends, and things of this world; but seldom is it the Lord and the things of the Word of God! What you treasure most is what you love the most – and most of their treasure is what they brought from Egypt. How do I know that? Well, it isn’t that I am innately smart and discerning; but when you fall in love with the Lord and His Word you learn to discern these things based upon the Creator’s Word.
Heb 4:12 - For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Those who tell me that they love the Lord, but never do what He says, are the same who really could care less about what He loves and wants for their lives. They have, at the very best, a very feeble love for Him who gave all for us.
It is impossible to walk with the Lord and at the same time, with the World – it simply cannot be done!
Jhn 15:14 - Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
“Friends” are chosen from among many acquaintances. Friends are people with whom you identify and have much in common. These characteristics do not allow a loving relationship with worldly friends and Christ also; it just cannot happen.
So the Word of God says of these whose heart is with the world.
Mat 7:23 - And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
You cannot walk with Christ and with the world or with those who are of the world. Now this is speaking of saved people, (i.e.- Kingdom of God)
Luk 13:27 - But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity. Jesus relates the same words to religious but lost people (i.e.- kingdom of heaven) in Mathew 7:23.
We are speaking of the saved (Lk 13:27) who took Christ up on His gift of eternal life, but did not pursue the things that accompany salvation (Heb 6:9).
Where is your Heart? RSB
Gilbert Independent Baptist Church is an old fashioned Bible-believing (KJB) Baptist Church and we believe and preach that God’s Word, and His Word only, is our rule of faith and practice! We love the Lord and people enough to tell them the truth of God’s Word.
R.S. Brewer, Pastor