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    Dear Friends,

    Please read the articles I post on my forum and then please comment after you read.

    I do not know what the reaction is unless you comment. It is difficult to write when you get no feedback.

    Jesus says He will be there wherever two or more gather.

    Leviticus 26:8
    ◦King James Version
    And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.
    We see here that 5 people chase 100 enemy, or every person defeats 20.

    BUT 100 will chase 10,000, or every person defeats 100.

    Or there is LIFE when people get together. We get together by communicating with one another.

    So please comment.

    You might tell how the Lord glorified Himself when you read it.

    Or you might say that you do not know what to think about the article.

    You might post some scriptures that agree with the article.

    You might post some scriptures that you feel do not agree with the article.

    You might say that you agree, but you do not know why.

    You might say you disagree but you do not know why.

    You might thank the author for his work.

    You might tell how you were helped in some way by reading the article.

    Please do not think that your comments are not valuable. I have received revelations from The Lord by reading the most simple comments. The Lord Jesus desires to speak to us.

    TO COMMENT CLICK ON THE "REPLY TO THREAD" AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE

    THEN AFTER YOU TYPE YOUR COMMENT - CLICK ON THE "SUBMIT REPLY" BUTTON.

    YOUR COMMENT WILL NOT APPEAR UNTIL I READ IT AND POST IT. - That is to protect from obscene or rude comments.

    Grace to you,

    Lou Newton
    Bond servant of Jesus
    Last edited by Lou Newton; August 10, 2014, 10:39 AM.

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    Thanks for your time and effort brother. I will try to post a reply but it is not always easy to do. ..... Steve
    Last edited by Lou Newton; October 7, 2014, 09:40 PM.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Steve Hollander View Post
      Thanks for your time and effort brother. I will try to post a reply but it is not always easy to do. ..... Steve
      You are certainly welcome dear brother. Thanks for this comment......................Lou

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      • #4
        Hi, Lou,

        I really appreciate what you write. I really appreciate what you all write. I guess you can't sense me nodding. Just kidding! =)

        I know you can't read my mind. I am in the long habit of not posting unless I have something substantial to say. Or maybe I think it's meaty, but it's more like warm custard. I will try and break that habit here. I am discovering that if I rely on others to post once in a while and cover my lapses, we don't have enough people really to fill those gaps yet. So you make a very good point, Lou. We ought to comment no matter what, cause you know..........CRICKETS....................

        Please be aware I'm challenged to find time this week, until after next Monday. So if I seem to be absent from the buzz, it is because I am. And not because I don't love you all.

        Sincerely,

        Baruch

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Baruch View Post
          Hi, Lou,

          I really appreciate what you write. I really appreciate what you all write. I guess you can't sense me nodding. Just kidding! =)

          I know you can't read my mind. I am in the long habit of not posting unless I have something substantial to say. Or maybe I think it's meaty, but it's more like warm custard. I will try and break that habit here. I am discovering that if I rely on others to post once in a while and cover my lapses, we don't have enough people really to fill those gaps yet. So you make a very good point, Lou. We ought to comment no matter what, cause you know..........CRICKETS....................

          Please be aware I'm challenged to find time this week, until after next Monday. So if I seem to be absent from the buzz, it is because I am. And not because I don't love you all.

          Sincerely,

          Baruch
          Thanks for the comment Baruch. We will look forward to your full return next Tuesday.........................Lou

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          • #6
            I have read this post about three times without feeling the need to comment.
            You are using verse 8 as an analogy for "“there is LIFE when people get together. We get together by communicating with one another"” to suggest that in our posting and comments we are stronger. I agree with this aspect of communal communication but not that this verse supports that idea.

            Leviticus 26 is the evidence that what was recorded in Deuteronomy concerning the blessings and curses of the covenant was first revealed with the first four books of the Pentateuch. Leviticus 26 describes everything in detail.

            Many scholars place the dating of Deuteronomy to the time of its discovery resulting in the reforms by King Josiah in about 620 B.C. (Western history dating - 2 Chronicles 34:8 - 21; Jeremiah 11). Liberal scholars even claim the first four books did not exist in four combined scrolls as the Books of Moses until the period of the Babylonian exile sometime after 586 B.C. However, Leviticus 26 could be seen as a source for the blessings and curses in Deuteronomy 28-30. This would mean that Leviticus 26 had been available in 620 B.C. if it were used as a source of Deuteronomy 28-30. It is just a small hole in the speculations of liberal scholarship.

            Leviticus 26 ought to be every believer'’s weekly reminder of what is at stake in their relationship with the Lord. These words offer both a confidence with assurances while describing the consequences of being unfaithful to the Lord. Leviticus 26 is both encouraging and terrifying.

            Leviticus 26

            Covenant conditions 1-3

            Prohibits idols
            Keep Sabbath
            Obey commandments
            Observe statues

            Provisions of the Lord 4-13

            Rain
            Land will yield produce
            Longer growing season
            Security
            Remove wild beasts
            Victory over enemies (verses 7&8)
            Fruitful
            Increase population
            Stores of food
            Tabernacle in your midst
            The Lord will no longer loathe Israel.

            Consequences of unfaithfulness 14-17

            Sudden terror
            Tuberculosis and fever
            Your eyes will fail
            Your life will waste away.
            You’ll plant in vain.
            Your enemies will consume what you plant.
            The Lord will set His face against you.
            You’ll be defeated before your enemies.
            Those who hate you will have dominion over you.
            You’ll keep fleeing even when no one is pursuing you.

            Consequences of unfaithfulness 18-20

            The Lord will punish you seven times more.
            The heavens will be like iron.
            The ground will be like bronze.
            Your strength will be spent in vain.
            Your land won’t yield its produce.
            The trees of the land won’t yield their fruit.

            Consequences of unfaithfulness 21-23a

            Your wounds will be seven times more on account of your sins.
            Wild beasts will be sent against and kill your children, destroy your cattle, and decrease your number so that your roads become desolate.
            The Lord will oppose you.

            Consequences of unfaithfulness 23b-26

            The Lord will take vengeance against you seven fold on account of your sins
            The Lord will bring the sword against you to execute the vengeance of my covenant
            The Lord will send a pestilence to the cities you defend
            You’ll be delivered into the control of your enemies
            The Lord will destroy the source of your bread so that there is so little flour that ten women will bake bread in one oven
            What you eat will not satisfy

            Consequences of unfaithfulness 27-32

            Again the Lord will punish you seven fold on account of your sin
            The Lord will oppose you with vicious rage.
            You’ll eat the flesh of your sons and you’ll eat the flesh of your daughters.
            The Lord will destroy your high places and cut down your sun pillars.
            The Lord will cast your dead bodies on top of the bodies of your idols.
            The Lord will loathe you.
            The Lord will lay your cities to waste and destroy your sanctuaries so I don’t have to smell the scent of your soothing odors.
            The Lord will make the land so desolate that your enemies who live in it will be astonished.”

            Consequences of unfaithfulness as captivity among the nations 33-39

            The Lord will scatter you among the nations.
            The Lord will draw the sword after you so that your land becomes desolate and your towns become ruins.
            The land will finally be pleased with its Sabbaths as long as it lies desolate while you are in the land of your enemies.
            At that time, the land will rest and take its Sabbaths.
            As long as it lies desolate, it will have rest that it will not have had during your Sabbaths when you were living in it.
            As for the surviving remnants among you, the Lord will bring despair in the hearts in the land of their enemies so that even the sound of a blown leaf will chase them and they flee as though pursued by the sword and fall when no one is pursuing.
            The surviving remnant will stumble over each other as though fleeing before the sword, even though no one is pursuing.
            The surviving remnant will not have power to resist your enemies.
            You’ll perish among the nations and the land of your enemies will consume you.
            The remnants among you will waste away in the land of your enemies due to their iniquity.
            Indeed, they’ll also waste away on account of the iniquities of their ancestors.

            Repentance of the Exiles 40-46

            They will leave the land so it can rest while it lies desolate without them.
            They will have rejected His ordinances and despised His statutes.
            They will receive the punishment of their iniquity.
            The Lord will oppose them and take them to the land of their enemies so that the uncircumcised foreskin of their hearts can be humbled and so that they accept the punishment of their iniquity.

            When they confess their iniquity.
            When they confess the iniquity of their ancestors.
            When they confess their unfaithfulness.
            When they confess they acted unfaithfully against Him by living life contrary to the Lord.

            Then the Lord will not reject or despise them so as to completely destroy them and by doing so violate my covenant with them, because I am the Lord their God.
            The Lord will remember His covenant with their ancestors when I brought them out of the land of Egypt.
            The Lord will remember His covenant with Jacob.
            The Lord will remember His covenant with Isaac.
            The Lord will remember His covenant with Abraham.
            The Lord will remember the land.

            These are the statutes, ordinances, and laws that the Lord made between himself and the Israelis on Mount Sinai, as recorded by the hand of Moses.
            Last edited by glen smith; November 15, 2017, 08:26 PM.

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            • #7
              These are the statutes, ordinances, and laws that the Lord made between himself and the Israelis on Mount Sinai, as recorded by the hand of Moses.
              Almost nobody keeps these statutes.but neither do we. Perhaps if we endeavor to try, just to try, maybe He would not be ready to chastised us but rather heal us

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Steve Hollander View Post
                These are the statutes, ordinances, and laws that the Lord made between himself and the Israelis on Mount Sinai, as recorded by the hand of Moses.
                Almost nobody keeps these statutes.but neither do we. Perhaps if we endeavor to try, just to try, maybe He would not be ready to chastised us but rather heal us
                Steve,
                The Apostle Paul observes that the Law increases sin in that it makes us aware of our failures.

                If I had been a 5th century Judean scribe in Babylon, the Old Testament would read differently. Just like the heroic stories of the Greeks, or the victory inscriptions on stone in Egypt and Babylon, or the heroic tales and legends of other cultures, the story would have been about how great and wonderful and obedient were the followers of the Lord. All the texts about Israel’s and Judah’s apostasy, idol worship, fornication, adultery, homosexuality, treatment of the poor and widows, and other injustices would have been destroyed and replaced with glorious versions of a faithful, righteous heroic people who were obedient to the LORD. None of their defeats would have been by the hand of the Lord but a defeat by evil powers in their sacrifice to serve the Lord. All the prophets would have recorded a faithful and mistreated people by foreign nations and the kings would have been noble leaders who followed the commandments of the LORD. For starters Eve would not have succumb to temptation. King Saul would have been a hero killed in battle and King David would not be guilty of adultery and murder. Most of the Psalms would have been disregarded. The Old Testament would record a history of a people almost entirely opposite of what has been recorded. Everybody would have been like Daniel, Chananyah, Mishael, and Azaryah.

                The question is why did the scribes not do this very thing since that is what all the cultures of the world have done? The texts themselves bear witness to a different Power guiding their recording. The very existence of the texts demonstrates He is a Power not interested in recording a history which would exalt a people but to accomplish His plan.
                This single observation declares a text not by men but by the Lord.

                1 Corinthians 10:1-11 (ESV)
                10 For I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, 2 and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, 3 and all ate the same spiritual food, 4 and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from the spiritual Rock that followed them, and the Rock was Christ. 5 Nevertheless, with most of them God was not pleased, for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
                6 Now these things took place as examples for us, that we might not desire evil as they did. 7 Do not be idolaters as some of them were; as it is written, “The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play.” 8 We must not indulge in sexual immorality as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in a single day. 9 We must not put Christ to the test, as some of them did and were destroyed by serpents, 10 nor grumble, as some of them did and were destroyed by the Destroyer. 11 Now these things happened to them as an example, but they were written down for our instruction, on whom the end of the ages has come.

                Accordingly, Christians ought to understand the Old Testament, never as a story of a failed rebellious people, but as a testimony of how the Lord relates both to a people and individuals. Those before us suffered so that we might correctly receive our salvation. Therefore, when we use their individual names or the names of their tribes or country or the names of a people, such words must be breathed with humility and gratitude. It is through the peoples of these names the Lord executed His plan and delivered to us so great a salvation in that it is by grace we are saved and not through the Law.

                PS. A couple of blocks from my home was a retail store with the best quality and supply of kitchen equipment. It was about fifty years old when it closed last year. The building was very well designed and continues to look new. I miss the store because of its convenience and its products. But what I really miss is seeing the name which was incorporated into the building's structure because seeing the name always gave me a warm sense of belonging to the Lord. The name? Asher's.



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