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Proverbs 28:13: NKJV: He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.  

 

Covering our sins not only increases our transgressions and makes the transgressor unrighteous, unholy and virtually worthless. We often cover our sins with a public display to say we are sorry, wish to be baptized and join a church. This public display is superficial and generally cannot last since all mankind must forsake past sin and turn to our one God with a contrite (grieving) and humble heart. This must be done privately in a one to one relationship in prayer with our Heavenly Father (Matthew 6:6).   Isaiah 30:1: Woe to the rebellious children, says the Lord, who take counsel, but not of ME. And who devise plans but not of MY Spirit, that they may add sin to sin.

 

 Because of the sorrows of this evil world, many think the counsel of Pastors, Priests, Ministers and Rabbis can save their souls which translates in Greek and Hebrew as breath of life (Genesis 2:7). The soul is the spirit of our Lord God who continues to seek those good enough for eternal life in the new world. This numbered soul (life) is assigned to every human once the egg is fertilized in the womb of a woman. This numbered soul (life) has a special number within the DNA formation and is recorded in God’s special book (Psalm 139:16. This special number records our entire soul (life) until the day we die in the sleep of death. In the first resurrection, many will be awakened with this special and personal number by the Spirit of our Creator God, when the Messiah returns before all flesh with breath of life, including animals, on earth is destroyed Matthew (24:22). Verse 31: And HE will send HIS angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together HIS elect from the four winds from one end of heaven to the other.  ** The elect are those few the Messiah spoke of in Luke 13:24: Strive to enter through the narrow gate (into the Kingdom), for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able.     **   With true repentance by following the narrow road leading into the Kingdom, we humbly keep the commands of all God’s laws to strive to become elect.

 

1 Samuel 15:24: Then Saul said to Samuel: I have sinned, for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord and your words because I feared the people and obeyed their voice. ** The world then and even more in this age continues to transgress the commandments of the Lord with a false repentance such as King Saul who admitted his wrong by crying out in trouble with his selfish heart; but not his inner heart crying out in spirit to God for help. The King lost not only his crown, his earthly life, but at judgment the gate to eternal life may also close. The King had no broken or contrite heart as in Psalm 51:17: The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart---these, O God, YOU will not despise. ** The world has turned to the world worse than before the flood that even takes pride in their sinful nature, even glorifying their shame. Genesis 4:23: Then Lamech said to his wives: Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; wives of Lamech, listen to my speech! For I have killed a man for wounding me, even a young man for hurting me.  **Lamech followed the wide road of shame as did Cain for killing his brother and lying about it, refusing to confess his wickedness in Genesis 4:9: Then the Lord said to Cain: Where is Abel your brother?  He said: I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?  ** Striving to seek true repentance means to stop trying to ‘keep up with the Jones’s’ by greedily seeking the rules and teachings of man to possess more earthly goods instead of the permanent heavenly goods and teachings of our Lord God. The rules and teachings of man have replaced all of God’s Seven Commanded Sabbath Feasts (Leviticus, chapter 23). These commands have all been replaced with holidays of man which are not the commands of our Lord God documented in HIS Holy Word. Just as Eve listened in Eden, this world follows the one with no truth in him, the father of liars, the Devil (John 8:44). Mankind continues to listen and follow this present wicked god, the Devil, who minister greed and lies in a fallen sinful world.

 

As this fallen, sinful and disobedient world approaches the year 5772 of the Hebrew calendar, few make ‘about face’ to turn back to follow the commands of God. The true elect must follow Jesus Christ and God’s chosen prophets/apostles/believers that helped establish the Church of God on the Holy day of Pentecost in 41 A.D.  Because mankind desires to not return to the God of love in keeping HIS commandments, the troubles of Jacob are just over the hill top as prophesied. This includes most of the world. The wicked descendants of the wicked ‘lost ten tribes’ of Israel were scattered and mingles with the heathen 136 years prior (722 B.C.) to the fall of Jerusalem in 586 B. C.   Jeremiah 30:7: Alas! For that day is great (soon approaching), so that none is like it; and it is the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it. Obadiah 18: The house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, but the house of Esau (Arabs) shall be stubble.  They shall kindle them and devour them, and no survivor shall remain of the house of Esau. For the Lord has spoken.

 

Jeremiah 30:24: The fierce anger of the Lord will not return until HE has done it, and until HE has performed the intents of HIS heart. In the latter days (fast approaching) you will consider it. ** Return to our merciful God and keep HIS holy commandments of love and life. Thereby, you have documented hope to live forever (John 14:15 and more). In HIS Kingdom there is no pain or sorrow. Revelation 21:3-4: Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and HE will dwell with them, and they shall be HIS people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.

 

Every human given the gift of the breath of life, often feels all alone in this evil world! Even the atheist experiences this terrible sadness of being alone! This is homesickness to go home to the one caring God of Love! Shalom Aleichem is Hebrew for peace be upon you!