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TO WHOM MUCH IS GIVEN: PART VIII — SEEK OUT THAT BOOK!

THE ONE PLACE TO FIND THE TRUTH IS THE ONE PLACE BEING TOTALLY IGNORED!

Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them.”[1]

Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.  Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.  Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.  Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.  Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the LORD thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee.  Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:  Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.  For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.  For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:  So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.  For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.  Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.”

“Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.  Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.  Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.  Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.  For verily I say unto you, ‘Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.’  Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”

“For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth.  He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.  By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.  he gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses.  Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.  For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.  The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.  The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.  Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.”

Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh thine house, O LORD, for ever.”

SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC PANIC, WE HAVE HEARD FROM JUST ABOUT EVERY SECTOR OF SOCIETY on how to combat the spread of it. We have heard daily, nightly, even hourly, how the spread of the Coronavirus has touched and affected literally every segment of worldwide society, with a FOX News report, at the time of this writing, that speaks of the homeless of Los Angeles now infected.  We are seeing — with Coronavirus Maps, COVID-19 Trackers, and story after story after story after mind-numbingly-sensationalized story on the Coronavirus Pandemic — coverage of this pandemic panic 24/7.  We are seeing the media trumpet the need for fear, panic, hysteria, and pandemonium, insomuch that governments, sporting organizations, celebrities, and any and many other sectors of 21st century society literally shutting down in order to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  To where and to whom and how should we go to get peace during this time?

THE TRUTH IS *NOT* TO BE FOUND IN THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA! It has already been explained, time and again, that the media not only cannot be trusted, but has no moral compass.  Because the mainstream media worldwide, but especially so in the United States of America, has rejected GOD, there is no standard by which journalists and journalism abide to broadcast, publish, and report with any kind of integrity.  An interesting quote…

More than a decade ago, educator Neil Postman described the ascendancy of the Age of Television and the decline of the Age of Print as ‘the most significant American cultural fact of the second half of the twentieth century’ (Amusing Ourselves to Death, p. 8). Modern media executives acknowledge that ‘television is undeniably the most powerful influence in our society today… we can communicate anything we choose almost anywhere in the world… instantaneously, in a puff of electrons’ (Down the Tube, Baker & Dessart, pp. x, xiv)” 

Friends, when GOD is eliminated, there is no standard…

“For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.”

“He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.  And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.  For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.  But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.”

“The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.  He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”

“Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:  But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.”

“In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes.”[2]

This, friends, is why the Mainstream Media cannot be trusted.  Long ago, the American Mainstream Media left off these important truths…

“A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:  To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.  My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:  For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.” 

“Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.  For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.  If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.  A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing.  For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city, To call passengers who go right on their ways:  ‘Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither:’ and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him, ‘Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.’  But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.”

Nick Kangadis, of the Media Research Center (MRC), recently shared some sound advice in his video, One Lesson to Learn From Our Current Situation: Stop Watching The Leftist News:

“‘Whatever you hear on the news, believe the opposite.’  I have a new message, specifically for this current situation that we’re in:  ‘Unless its a virus task force, or CDC briefing, don’t watch any news on any channel.  Period…before they are news outlets, they are businesses, first…they have betrayed any trust that might have been left between them and the public…’”

We see this blatantly played out in how FOX News handled Trish Regan, a now-dismissed reporter who aired the truth with regards to the Democratic Party’s and Media’s sensationalizing and using as a weapon the panic of the Coronavirus.  It turns out, Ms. Regan was spot-on-the-money correct…

“House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday announced a new select House committee to review the Trump administration’s response to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.

“In addition to probing the Trump administration’s response efforts, the panel will review the management of the $2 trillion economic relief package, which is aimed at easing the financial strain caused by the outbreak. As part of the package, the government has set up a $500 billion corporate liquidity fund and will provide $377 billion in small business aide.“The committee will “examine all aspects of the federal response to the coronavirus and ensure the taxpayer’s dollars are being wisely and efficiently spent,” the speaker told reporters on a conference call.”

“Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said Monday he will introduce a bill to create a “nonpartisan commission” to study ‘our mistakes’ on coronavirus — which spread while Schiff was leading the effort to impeach and remove the president.

“As Breitbart News has noted, Democrats handed over the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on the very day the first coronavirus victim landed in the U.S. from China. Congress spent the next 20 days on the impeachment trial, led by Schiff as head impeachment manager and chair of the House Intelligence Committee. It was not until Trump was acquitted Feb. 5 that a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee held a hearing on coronavirus.”

This passage, as we have seen, describes the Modern American Mainstream Media and its political allies to a “T”…

“Let favour be shewed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD.  LORD, when thy hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy at the people; yea, the fire of thine enemies shall devour them.”

TO WHERE DO WE TURN IN TIMES OF CRISIS?  WE’RE GLAD YOU ASKED!  We simply need to do as David did when he faced horrific crises…

“So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives.  Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep.  And David’s two wives were taken captives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite.  And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.  And David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech’s son, ‘I pray thee, bring me hither the ephod.’ And Abiathar brought thither the ephod to David.”

“But when the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines came up to seek David; and David heard of it, and went down to the hold.  The Philistines also came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.  And David enquired of the LORD, saying, ‘Shall I go up to the Philistines? wilt thou deliver them into mine hand?’ And the LORD said unto David, ‘Go up: for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into thine hand.’”

“And the Philistines came up yet again, and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.  And when David enquired of the LORD, he said, ‘Thou shalt not go up; but fetch a compass behind them, and come upon them over against the mulberry trees.  And let it be, when thou hearest the sound of a going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt bestir thyself: for then shall the LORD go out before thee, to smite the host of the Philistines.’  And David did so, as the LORD had commanded him; and smote the Philistines from Geba until thou come to Gazer.”

In these three times of crisis (and there were MANY others), David sought the LORD GOD, and the LORD delivered him each and every time he sought him.  We need to follow David’s (and that of many others who did so) Example: seek the LORD!  In fact, here is a very earnest and severe warning from The Book of Amos

“‘Behold, the days come,’ saith the Lord GOD, ‘that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:  And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.  In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst.  They that swear by the sin of Samaria, and say, “Thy god, O Dan, liveth;” and, “The manner of Beersheba liveth;” even they shall fall, and never rise up again.’”

Isaiah repeats this warning…

Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near…”

Here’s what happens when someone does NOT seek the LORD…

And he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the LORD.”

PROMISES, PROMISES AND ALL OF THEM ARE TRUE!  We have been given incredible promises from GOD!

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” 

“LORD, thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast wrought all our works in us.”

“‘For I know the thoughts that I think toward you,’ saith the LORD, ‘thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.  Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.  And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.  And I will be found of you,’ saith the LORD: ‘and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you,’ saith the LORD; ‘and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive.’”

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.  In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.  And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.”

“That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.  He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”

“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”

Friends, with these promises, with GOD in control, we can find Peace, Truth, and Strength to get through this Coronavirus thing.

THE BOTTOM LINE:  SEEK THAT BOOK!  Friends, if you’re trying to get through this without GOD, without the Bible, without the Holy Ghost, you’re on a Fool’s Errand.

“Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.  They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.”

“And Samuel said, ‘Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.  For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.’ And Saul said unto Samuel, ‘I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice.  Now therefore, I pray thee, pardon my sin, and turn again with me, that I may worship the LORD.’  And Samuel said unto Saul, ‘I will not return with thee: for thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, and the LORD hath rejected thee from being king over Israel.’”

CONCLUSION:  WHO WILL YOU SERVE?  Friends, the question stands before us:  Who will you serve?

“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”Heed this advice, this call…!“I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live…”

PRAYER — Heavenly Father, we see so many promises in you and in your written Word.  Will you help us to trust them and, ultimately, trust and trust in you?  Blessed be thy Name!  We pray all of these things in Jesus the Messiah’s name, Amen!

THE LAST WORD — “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.  Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”  (Joshua i. 8–9)

NOTES — 1. All Scripture is taken from THE AUTHORIZED KING JAMES VERSION OF THE ENGLISH BIBLE.  London, England, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK).  Initial publication 1611AD

2. Author’s Note:  Similarly is written by Barlkannah, Samuel. THE BOOK OF THE JUDGES.  Shiloh, Tribe of Ephraim, Land of Israel.  14th—12th Centuries BC.  Ch. xxi, v. 35:  “In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.”

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