Archive: March 2012
"Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people." Exodus 22:28
"For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many.) 1 Corinthians 8:5
The very substance of Musashi's Dokkodo can be found in one of the previous postings on this blog. The Bible scripture verse is from the King James Bible. I will share with you my own understanding.
As Christians, we should not be cursing things or people for no reason. In fact, we should be known for what we support, rather what we are against. We may be against following man-made "gods", but we need to be presenting Christ to them. He did NOT tear down people and things, but said, "Follow Me".
When I say "man-made gods", I'm talking about people looking up to celebrities instead of looking to Jesus Christ. All I'm saying here is that we need to show Christ with our individual lives, as opposed to tearing down other people or things.
Matthew 15:4 says: "For God commanded, saying, Honor thy father and mother: and, he that curses father or mother, let him die the death."
Revelation 2:22, 23 says:"Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am He which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works."
2 Corinthians 13:1 says: "This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established."
All Scriptures here are quoted from the King James Bible (KJV)
The end result of all this, is that Christians will lose their freedom to openly teach God's Word. History proves it true. We must pray that it NEVER happens in America.
This is sad, especially here in America, when there is an abundance of sources to get Bible study materials.
Here's the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick%27s_Day
But David thought to himself, "One of these days I will be destroyed by the hand of Saul. The best thing I can do is to escape to the land of the Philistines. Then Saul will give up searching for me anywhere in Israel, and I will slip out of his hand." So David and the 600 men with him left and went over to Achish son of Maoch king of Gath. David and his men settled in Gath with Achish. Each man had his family with him, and David had his two wives: Ahinoam of Jezreel and Abigail of Carmel, the widow of Nabal. When Saul was told that David had fled to Gath, he no longer searched for him. Then David said to Achish, "If I have found favor inb your eyes, let a place be assigned to me in one of the country towns, that I may live there. Why should your servant live in the royal city with you?" Then Achish gave him Ziklag, and it has belonged to the kings of Judah ever since. David lived in Philistine territory a year and four months. Now David and his men went up and raided the Geshurites, the Girzites, and the Amalekites. (From ancient times these peoples had lived in the land extending to Shur and Egypt.) Whenever David attacked an area, he did not leave a man or woman alive, but took sheep and cattle, donkeys and camels, and clothes. Then he returned to Achish. When Achish asked, "Where did you go raiding today?" David would say, "Against the Negev of Judah" or "Against the Negev of Jerahmeel" or " Against the Negev the Kenites." He did not leave a man or woman alive to be brought to Gath, for he thought, "They might inform on us and say, 'This is what David did.'" And such was his practice as long as he lived in Philistine territory. Achish trusted David and said to himself, "He has become so odious to his people, the Israelites, that he will be my servant forever."
This portion of Scripture came to mind while sitting in church one Sunday morning last year. The pastor was talking about using our gifts. He went on to say why a lot of celebrities go to the world to profit from their gifts. It's because the church did not validate their gifts. We, as churches, have to be careful with our leadership. I believe that everydody has something to offer, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem to others. If a church's leaders are abusive, repressive (holding someone back unnecessarily), jealous, or narrow-minded, then we risk losing some very gifted people to the things of this world. We need to help people find the right place for their talents and abilities, instead of pushing people away just because somebody feels threatened by another person's anointing. Saul was fully aware of David's giftedness, and tried 21 times to kill him out of envy (according to the notations in the Dake's Annotated Reference Bible, King James Version).
If the church does not give people a chance, we may lose them to the world, and end up having a lot to answer to God.
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