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Proverbs 15:3: NKJV: The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.

 

The very rich often hide riches in Swiss Bank Accounts. Others, who do not trust any bank, may hide treasure by burying it on the property where they live. ** The Messiah spoke these words in Mark 4:22: For there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, nor has anything been kept secret but that is should come to light. ** The word secret and hidden is translated from the same Greek word ‘apokruphos’ whereby Apocrypha means hidden or kept secret.  The hoarding of self-gain or stolen gain becomes an idol of worship beginning with greed and coveting treasures of this evil world. This single action likely breaks many of the holy ten commandments of love. 1. You shall not covet. 2. You shall have no other gods before Me. 3. You shall not bear false witness (lie) against your neighbor. 4. You shall not steal. 5. You shall not murder. * Murder takes place for your earthly hidden treasure has deprived food, clothing and shelter to the poor, sick and needy, resulting in death by starvation. Death of many may result as in the case of coveting by A ‘Chan, tribe of Judah.

 

Joshua 7:19-21: Now Joshua said to A ‘Chan: My son, I beg you, give glory to the Lord God of Israel, and make confession to HIM, and tell me now what you have done; do not hide it from me. And A ‘Chan answered Joshua and said: Indeed I have sinned against the Lord God of Israel, and this is what I have done. When I saw among the spoils a beautiful Babylonian garment, two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold weighting fifty shekels, I coveted them and took them. And there they are, hidden in the earth in the midst of my tent with the sliver under it.

 

There is no report of a single Israelite that was killed in the battle of Jericho.  Yet because of the sin of one man (remember Adam), all Israel was guilty of disobedience which caused the death of 36 men in the next battle of Ai and Israel was defeated. Our Lord won the battle of Jericho and a theft of HIS treasury was not to be taken lightly. The Lord’s treasury consisted of the harlot Ra’hab and her family for she hid the Lord’s spies at the expense of possibly causing her own death. Also, all silver and gold were also part of HIS treasury. ** Joshua 6:19:  But all the silver and gold, and vessels of bronze and iron, are consecrated (sacred) to the Lord; they shall come into the treasury of the Lord.

 

 The theft from the Lord’ treasury amounted to many thousands of dollars in the market of today, and the penalty of the debt by death had to be made. Admitting to the sin and burying the treasure in his tent in the presence of his deceitful family was not true confession. The Lord said in Joshua 7:12: ….Neither will I be with you anymore, unless you destroy the accursed from among you. ** Verse 15: Then it shall be that he who is taken with the accursed thing shall be burned with fire, he and all that he has (his deceitful family also), because he has transgressed the covenant of the Lord, and because he has done a disgraceful thing in Israel. ** Verse 25: And Joshua said (to A ‘Chan): Why have you troubled us? The Lord will trouble you this day. So all Israel stoned him with stones; and they burned them with fire after they had stoned them with stones.

 

After making atonement (Leviticus 23:27-29) by destroying A ‘Chan, family and all his possessions, the Lord returned to battle to win with the children of Israel. These are the children who keep the commandments of love to this day (Exodus chapter 20, Leviticus 23:2-41). The Lord was with the progressive defeat of Ai and many other wicked cities within the land of Canaan. This same scattered group of children of love from all nations will likewise defeat the nations as a resurrected family of God in the soon coming new heaven and new earth. The Messiah, Christ Jesus tells us we can move a mountain and place it on top of an approaching army of hate which our Lord God cannot tolerate.

 

Matthew: 17:20: Because of your unbelief (teachers of the law then and now); for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, move from here to there, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. ** In this present life form, strong faith is the faith of hope for the coming divine promise of a Devine power granted to those that remain in HIS laws of commanded love. Currently, with fasting, prayer and pleading for power we will overcome the surrounding worldly mountain of hate. ** Hebrews 10:31: It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. **

 

Joshua 1:7-8: Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses MY servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left that you may prosper wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. ** Joshua set an example for the keepers of the laws of love even in this age. The Lord will therefore help you when you ask. He will accept you and help you succeed and therefore reward you for your labor for the Lord God of Israel.  HE will bless the people that obey HIM, in past, present and future ages!

 

James: 1:22-25: But the doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it (Ten commandments, Deuteronomy, chapter 5 & Leviticus 23:2-41), and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.

 

Repent before it is too late like A’ Chan, be immersed in water as the Messiah, Christ Jesus. Ask the Lord to help you keep all HIS Holy rules of Love with the power of HIS Holy Spirit!

 

 

Be blessed until we meet again!