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Updated on April 14, 2020
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Gary studies the Word of God and shares what he learns freely. He has a Ph.D. from the Bible University of Canada.

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This day the wind is blowing forty-five miles an hour and there are snow showers popping up occasioning. It is beautiful but cold as a northern New England day can be.

The shards of snow are blowing up to the second floor where I am past the window in response to the wind. Down south I saw where the Gulf Coast was going to hit 80 degrees today. We will not even hit 20 degrees here.

Our country is living on a ragged edge with God and needs to repent with a day set aside for that purpose. Not enough people read my writings to even suggests that this would get back to the President who has the power to do this desperate action. So be it.

I was rumbling through some of the moving boxes from five years ago that were stored in the basement and found some that I will share with you. The writing seems like a good friend of mine now if you can relate to that. I wrote then: True faith in God is always based on His Word (John 15.7; Roman 10.17)

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not talking about individually, but as a country, America has lost the fire down in the belly for Jesus Christ. His Word will, like a mirror, reveal His will for us individually.

One of God’s Nuggets: The purpose of prayer is not to get mankind’s will done in heaven but to get God’s will done on the earth.

A strong prayer life, which you can do anywhere anytime, is God’s way of enlisting you in what He is doing around where you live!

A nugget of gold: Don’t be surprised that people are deaf to the Word of God if they deny Him as the Creator. The same ones will also be a stumbling block to your time in the Word and Prayer life because they will try to change you to their way of thinking.

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Another important principle: You only learn of God’s redemption through His Word. We are without excuse not to recognize Him as the Creator. Our God is first a jealous God.

I realize I am bouncing around like a basketball, but I want to teach some important principles in this short essay. Next, an academic term – expositional constancy – which means the Holy Ghost uses the same Idioms constantly throughout the sixty-six books that make up the cannon we have.

Some examples are:

The Olive Tree, Fig Tree, and the Vine all are symbolic of Israel as well as the Bramble. The Olive Tree represents valuable oil and their Genealogy. The Fig Tree represents sweet fruit and Israel’s Political future which seems cursed.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary, states, "A strife of interest masquerading as a contest of principles; The Vine represents sweet wine or the Spiritual side which is still countering the evil in the world and saving people who are in the Lamb’s Book of Life. Now the Bramble where there is no fruit but fuel for the fire and Satan’s Empire."

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If you read Isaiah 5.1-7 you see how God predicted the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. by Titus and his Roman troops ended any semblance of self-rule by the Jews which they had previously enjoyed.

How sad a passage written by the prophet Isaiah when you read that passage carefully. It will test whether you are smug or not?Also read Matthew 21.43,

“The Kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.”

Jesus Christ is the Rock that has been preached in this country for over 240 years and are we any better than the Jews who did not see God in the desert for forty years? And before you answer that to quickly stop and think it over.

I mentioned the Olive Trees and this is part of a very busy Tuesday believe it or not.

1) Matthew 11.27-33 The Source of our Lord’s Authority

2) Matthew 12.1-12 The Parable of the Vineyard and Husbandmen

3) Matthew 12.13-17 A Question about Taxation

4) Matthew 12.18-27 The Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ

5) Matthew 12.28-34 The Greatest Commandment

6) Matthew 12.33-40 The Messiah’s Relationship to David

7) Matthew 12.41-44 Widow’s Gift of Two Mites

One very busy day, sad, but true for the Lord Jesus Christ. I want you to read this slowly and think about it. It is a sin to disobey this.

The familiar words of the sh’ma (“hear”) Deuteronomy 6.4-5“Hear O Israel” This great confession of faith is quoted by the pious morning and evening. It is inserted in the little muzuzahs that adorn most Jewish doorposts and also is the capstone engraving in the logo of KI of which I am a member. But seriously, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.”

Jesus Christ was asked by the Sanhedrin In Matthew 37-40 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’

This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

What is the “heart” …” the soul” …and the might or mind”? Do we use these terms without precision? I would suggest we do. I would also suggest that our relationship with God is without a doubt the most important relationship we neglect and the number one priority in our life we need to get straightened out. Do you agree?

Jesus said that was the most important commandment to keep and this is just as important: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the Lord.” (Leviticus 19.18) Both commandments that Jesus Christ said summed up the Law were about relationships and love. We do not live by rules made by man, but by relationships and the love of God which surpasses the understanding of the world.

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Jesus Christ was asked by the Sanhedrin In Matthew 37-40 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

What is the “heart” …” the soul” …and the might or mind”? Do we use these terms without precision? I would suggest we do. I would also suggest that our relationship with God is without a doubt the most important relationship we neglect and the number one priority in our life we need to get straightened out. Do you agree?

Jesus said that was the most important commandment to keep and this is just as important: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the Lord.” (Leviticus 19.18) Both commandments that Jesus Christ said summed up the Law were about relationships and love. We do not live by rules made by man, but by relationships and the love of God which surpasses the understanding of the world.


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My Conclusions

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My Conclusions

There are several things I wish:

  • I would like to write a page like a Web Pro for Hub Pages.
  • I would like to write more inspiring pages for the Lord
  • I would like to have more subscribers and feedback on my writing

I will have to study up and see how this is done. The nuthouse concept will allow me to change the page with content almost anytime I have new materials. I hope you like the concept. Conclusion: I am in chronic pain just like a lot of you in the world.

We have to live in it. Mine is whole body with nephropathy so I can sympathize with those in similar pain. It is not an easy road to go but one with have to go. I hope you enjoy the small essay and can learn from it. It is packed with information and you can take notes and study from it and come to your own conclusions.

Historical Notes: Who were the Herodians who are mentioned in the New Testament occasionally with the Pharisees although they did not agree with each other philosophically. The Herodians supported the family of Herod as well as the Romans who gave them the power to rule.

The Pharisees considered the Herod clan to be evil usurpers of the throne of David. Herod was an Eodomite, not even a Jew. The Pharisees opposed the poll tax that the Romans had inflicted on Judea and they resented the very presence of Rome in their land.

A similar trend is visible on the world horizon in the redefining of NATO and its invasion of Kosovo has drawn China and Russia as traditional adversaries into each others arms;they now jointly practice strategic military operations against the United States.

I have tracked down some references to the Herodians and you will find them here for your own research:

(Mark 3:6, 12:13; Matthew 22:16; cf. also Mark 8:15, Luke 13:31-32, Acts 4:27).

God’s blessings to you and have a great week. God's blessings, Gary

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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      Gary E Hill 

      4 weeks ago from Madawaska, Maine 04756

      Thank you Hans for your comments. At least you took the time to let me know. There was a lot of research and work that went into the page, not only mine but many others here at Hub Pages. Peace be to you, Gary

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      Hans Kabbalah 

      6 weeks ago

      What a great page. Loaded with Biblical information for me to share in my group tonight. Thank you. I will share your name. Hans.

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