Pastor Charles Lawson teaches on some of the different judgments from scripture.
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Be careful. We were warned!
Matthew 24:23-27 KJVThen if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
 Behold, I have told you before.
 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
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Faith of Dennis Quaid – The Story Behind On My Way To Heaven
And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
Verse 5 isn’t talking about people having weak moments; the picture here is a total and complete corruption of the human heart. The people here were “hell-bent” on anything and everything except for God. In this moment, we see God’s desire for justice. Yet, Noah found favor. The KJV says that Noah found grace. God is Just, and God gives grace. The cost of sin is death and we are saved from that cost by Jesus. God’s wrath for all sin hit Jesus instead of us. That makes Jesus “the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Him”. (John 14:6)
Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.
Exactly what formed my opinion or my thought? Honestly I am certainly not alone. I find it interesting to ask someone. “You know that verse in the bible that talks about how a lion and a lamb will lie together?” They ALWAYS say, “Oh YES!” I love it when you can say, “well, that is not what it says”. As a matter of fact I did that yesterday with a coworker. She had a bible on her desk and so I said get your bible and see what it says. She did and she read it. The look on her face was priceless. NOW, let me be clear, I certainly had the same look of bewilderment on my face when I first became aware of this. I was in the privacy of my home in personal study instead of someone telling me about it. It was a couple of years ago when I realized this was incorrect memory of scripture . Really, I never memorized it, but it was just a thing in my mind where I thought that was what scripture said because I always heard that. BUT WHY? Why do so many say the bible has been changed? Well, I ran across a comment someone made on a video I was watching. I am so glad that I saw it! It cleared up the MYSTERY! I am in my 50’s! The commenter had said the Lion and the Lamb was written in the well known literature by Mark Twain. This is classic literature right? Who hasn’t had to study and read that book at some point in school? Who maybe has even watched the movie? The comment didn’t say where it was in the book so I went on a search. Finally I found it. It is in chapter 5 of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Below I have copied it from the online book I found. I would ask you to read the short part.
Ask yourself, is it possible that most of us believed that is what was written in the bible although many of us probably at one time couldn’t have told you where it was, but we thought it because of this book we were ALMOST ALL exposed to growing up? I find it interesting that in a fictional book we would all cling so closely in our minds to something written it it as truth. Why? Is it because it was a fictional pastor who said it in the fictional book?
Now that we know why that might be in our minds I would challenge everyone to go out and ask your bible savvy friends if they like the verse about the lion and the lamb and if they don’t call you out on it then tell them they are incorrect and that it says wolf and ask them to look up verse Isaiah 11:6 And read it.
Then, share what just might be the reason why.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. …taken from chapter 5- by Mark Twain
The minister gave out his text and droned along monotonously through an argument that was so prosy that many a head by and by began to nod —and yet it was an argument that dealt in limitless fire and brimstone and tdownhinned the predestined elect down to a company so small as to be hardly worth the saving. Tom counted the pages of the sermon; after church he always knew how many pages there had been, but he seldom knew anything else about the discourse. However, this time he was really interested for a little while. The minister made a grand and moving picture of the assembling together of the world’s hosts at the millennium when the lion and the lamb should lie down together and a little child should lead them. But the pathos, the lesson, the moral of the great spectacle were lost upon the boy; he only thought of the conspicuousness of the principal character before the on–looking nations; his face lit with the thought, and he said to himself that he wished he could be that child, if it was a tame lion.
Here is what the scripture actually says.
Isaiah 11:6 KJV
The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.
And the wolf will dwell with the lamb,
And the leopard will lie down with the young goat,
And the calf and the young lion and the fatling together;
And a little boy will lead them.
American Standard Version
And the wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.
Warnings have been shown. Warnings have been spoken. Be prepared with the sword of the Spirit. Be ready to give an answer to anyone asking a question.
Psalm 1:1 KJVS
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
My thoughts : First part of the verse, saying if you walk NOT in the council of those who are ungodly. Let’s simply say; we shouldn’t be heeding the advice of those who clearly don’t know God and His word. If you find yourself needing help in direction concerning a life problem, we should pray, seek answers as we read the word of God. If we find we need more discernment then seek truly godly friends out, seek council from a good pastor or seek christian counseling. (If you are going with a christian counselor it us important to ask about what type of belief they have. What makes them put “christian” in the title of their work. All those calling themselves christian are not all the same. If you are a rose and your counselor is a daisy, you are both flowers but are clearly different flowers altogether. Some Christians may have more ‘new age’ doctrine and if you are truly following Jesus Christ of the bible you certainly don’t want to get any direction from a new age belief system. (Only saying don’t fall prey to anyone calling themselves christian.)
The next part: nor standing in the way of sinners.
What exactly does that mean? Possibly it means not to constantly be nagging a loved one concerning their choices. If they are not saved but are living in the world they simply are not going to gain anything out of YOU telling them constantly that they are going to burn in hell if they do this or that. We can let them know what we believe and why and then just live our lives accordingly so they can SEE what that looks like. While it is hard to watch those we love make bad choices I think we should pray for them and just be there for them on that day they approach you and ask, “so why are you happy, or is your God really able to help me, or I know you are a seemingly good person so what would you do?” When desperate they will go to a person they can trust and not all those friends who let them down. Don’t burn your bridge by being a I TOLD YOU TO STOP YOUR WICKED WAYS. Maybe that also goes into the last part too. Don’t sit in the seat of the scornful. Sometimes we can get on our so called high horse if not careful and humble. Remember we are living in a world full of unbelievers. We can’t just say…you better do this or that and expect them to suddenly awake to the truth of God. Be an example everyday. Sometimes we try to scare them into heaven. Unless the Holy Spirit penetrates their heart they won’t GET IT. Don’t be angry because they ignore or push you away. Simply, pray always for their salvation and seek God and if given an opportunity to share then pray you are prepared.
Romans 8:35-36 KJVS
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
8:35, 36 (Commentary from KJVS)
These words were written to a church that would soon undergo terrible persecution. In just a few years, Paul’s hypothetical situations would turn into painful realities. This passage reaffirms God’s profound love for his people. No matter what happens to us, no matter where we are, we can never be separated from his love. Suffering should not drive us away from God but help us to identify with him and allow his love to heal us.
May God be glorified!
May God be glorified!
Be bold and courageous!
On fire for God!
Pastor JD Farag