used by permission: The Poor Catholic- The Road to Grace, by Angelo Paul Ramunni
The Offer of Life or Death -Deuteronomy 30:11-20
It is written: “Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, ‘Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?’ Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, ‘Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?’ No the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.
See I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. For I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.
But if your heart turns away and you are not obedient, and if you are drawn away to bow down to other gods and worship them, I declare to you this day that you will certainly be destroyed. You will not live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess. This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.”
Death and destruction in “real time”>
It is written: “God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. … If anyone says ‘I love God,’ yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother.” -1 John 4:16, 20,21
Not even the United Nations has the perfect answers!
“STEPS TO CHRIST, by Ellen G. White, published in 100 languages, has sold more than 15 million copies. This edition represents perhaps the largest single printing of any religious book in history. The continued demand attests to its timelessness and the universality of its clear, direct, and simple message.” -United Publishers ©1892, 1908, 1956, 1973 Page 76: “When the word of God Is opened without reverence and without prayer; when the thoughts and affections are not fixed upon God, or in harmony with His will, the mind is clouded with doubts; and in the very study of the Bible, skepticism strengthens. The enemy takes control of the thoughts, and he suggests interpretations that are not correct. Whenever men are not in word and deed seeking to be in harmony with God, then, however learned they may be, they are liable to err in their understanding of Scripture, and it is not safe to trust their explanations. Those who look to the Scriptures to find discrepancies, have not spiritual insight. With distorted vision they will see many causes for doubt and unbelief in things that are really plain and simple.”
A time will come when instead of shepherds feeding the sheep, the church will have clowns entertaining the goats. “- C. H. Spurgeon
It is written: Jesus: “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.” -Matthew 10:16
Wolves and sheep
Exhortation to the Congregations/Churches, by Bud Millington, 12-18-12
The Holy Spirit spoke to me a great deal about wolves. Wolves are all about dominance, all about being in control of others (but have NO SELF control.) They live by killing the sheep and feeding off their flesh. Your life means nothing to them, only fulfilling their ravenous appetite matters – no matter what it costs OTHERS, they just don’t care. Me myself and I are their unholy trinity.
Wolves spend all their time searching for a weakness in others, and when they find one they instantly pounce on it and attempt to tear their prey apart. Wolves spend all their time fighting and killing and manipulating and scheming to be “top dog” and they see all of life as a “king of the hill” never ending war and battle, and their goal in life is to be the master who rules over absolutely everyone else with an iron fist, forcing all others to submit to their own selfish will. Their only god is their selfish desires.
YHVH has revealed to me that SO MANY of His people act this way, they are hell bent on self will. (This is why America is being judged.) They act like believers, look like believers, but when they don’t get their way, WATCH OUT as all hell breaks loose, and their true self comes out – A GROWLING, SNARLING, WOLF! YHVH said, that’s why I said wolves in sheep’s clothing, they act like sheep, they look like sheep, you can’t tell they are wolves UNTIL they don’t get their way, UNTIL you move by the Holy Spirit (wolves HATE the Holy Spirit…not matter how much they talk Jesus, God, church…they REFUSE to actually obey Him…because wolves only want their own selfish desires, not what God wants!) The prophet spoke of them, “They honor me with their mouths, but their hearts are VERY far from God.) When their selfish desires aren’t fulfilled, then the fangs and claws come out as they seek to destroy anyone who gets in their way, or doesn’t give them what they want. And MANY religious people, Gentile and Jew are likewise…I know as the Holy Spirit revealed it to me. Yeshua said, “In the kingdoms of the heathen, they do always seek to gain power and dominion over everyone else, but in My Kingdom, it shall not be so. Whosoever seeks to be great in My Kingdom must become servant (the least) of all.”
Exhortation: No human being- even churchgoers, ministers, priests, rabbis- have been granted the right to specify that certain humans are “qualified” to be claimed by God. There is a Spiritual Nation governed by God himself. This spiritual nation exists both now, in this present world, and in the heavenly realm, in the life to come. The earthly geographical location, and the racial origin of the inhabitants of God’s spiritual nation do not matter at all! “Membership” in a specific denominational church does not open the gate to this nation. Human will and effort do not bring about admission into God’s spiritual nation.