TODAY’S SABBATH DAY MESSAGE / “Setting Things Straight”

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Have you noticed that the Christian Church has changed to imitate the protocols and methods of the world? More and more churches are seeking Pastors with Masters and Doctorate degrees. They are more concerned about the prospective pastor’s credentials than they are about his morals and his salvation. Some even set the pastor’s salary according to what level of education he has achieved. This is worldly and has no foundation in Holy Scripture. THIS IS NOT OF GOD!

Education is good. We should get as much education as we can afford or that is afforded to us. The more tools and skills that we have to use for the work of the kingdom of God the better. BUT DON’T GET IT TWISTED! We cannot qualify or certify to be God’s Preacher and Servant through Bible Colleges or Seminaries. God is not impressed with your diplomas, degrees, certificates or any such man contrived prerequisites.

  • You must first have heard and believed the TRUE Gospel of Salvation through Yehowshua HaMashiach – Jesus the Christ). ( Mark 1:15)
  • You must be born-again of the water and of the Spirit according to the scriptures. (John 3:3-7 and Acts 2:38)
  • You must spend time in the presence of GOD and with the Messiah – God’s Living Word. 
  • You must wait to be sent by God and not by man’s institutions of religious organizations. (Romans 10:15)
  • Then you must go forth in the assurance and power of the Holy Ghost – being led by the Spirit and not by the flesh. (Acts 20:28)

These five points do not take the place of an education but place education in its rightful place.

REPENT!

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TODAY’S SABBATH DAY MESSAGE / “IS YHVH SUPERNATURAL?”

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Let’s make this perfectly clear.

GOD’S IS NOT SUPERNATURAL!!!

Satan is supernatural. And those who refer to YHVH and/or The MESSIAH as “supernatural” are ignorantly attributing a demonic description and title to our HOLY FATHER GOD and SAVIOR. They are committing the sin of “BLASPHEMY.”

I find it extremely offensive to refer to GOD, THE MESSIAH, THE HOLY SPIRIT and/or Their work as supernatural.  The practitioners of such vile filth place themselves in danger of eternal damnation. And regardless of the intentions of their hearts, which are deceitful and desperately wicked, calling YHVH supernatural is the same as calling HIM the devil. (Jeremiah 17:9) 

I am sure Satan is very pleased with himself after deceiving so many believers into calling GOD evil.

Search the HOLY Scriptures for yourselves and see if you can find one reference to YHVH or to CHRIST as being supernatural.

We must stop being lazy, unrepentful, arrogant, self-righteous and ignorant and search and research GOD’S HOLY WORD for ourselves so that we will not offend GOD in your speech and in our worship and in our praise.

If your salvation is truly important to you, then work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear. So, dear brothers and sisters, work hard to prove that you really are among those God has called and chosen. Do these things and you will never fall away. (2 Peter 1:10 and Philippians 2:12)

HEAR WHAT THE SCRIPTURES ARE SAYING IN Matthew 12:22-37 (CEV).

Some people brought to Jesus a man who was blind and could not talk because he had a demon in him. Jesus healed the man, and then he was able to talk and see. The crowds were so amazed that they asked, “Could Jesus be the Son of David?”

When the Pharisees heard this, they said, “He forces out demons by the power of Beelzebul, the ruler of the demons!”  [He forces out demons supernaturally.]

Jesus knew what they were thinking, and he said to them:

Any kingdom where people fight each other will end up ruined. And a town or family that fights will soon destroy itself. So if Satan fights against himself, how can his kingdom last? If I use the power of Beelzebul to force out demons, whose power do your own followers use to force them out? Your followers are the ones who will judge you. But when I force out demons by the power of God’s Spirit, it proves that God’s kingdom has already come to you. How can anyone break into a strong man’s house and steal his things, unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can take everything.

If you are not on my side, you are against me. If you don’t gather in the harvest with me, you scatter it. I tell you that any sinful thing you do or say can be forgiven. Even if you speak against the Son of Man, you can be forgiven. But if you speak against the Holy Spirit, you can never be forgiven, either in this life or in the life to come.

A good tree produces only good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit. You can tell what a tree is like by the fruit it produces. You are a bunch of evil snakes, so how can you say anything good? Your words show what is in your hearts. Good people bring good things out of their hearts, but evil people bring evil things out of their hearts. I promise you that on the Day of Judgment, everyone will have to account for every careless word they have spoken. On that day they will be told that they are either innocent or guilty because of the things they have said.

Don’t allow your mouth and your words to write a check that your soul will be charged with for all eternity.

REPENT!!!

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THIS IS TRUTH MINISTRY – "There Are Racists In The Christian Church"

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Racism In America Is Not Just A Problem of Classism, Discrimination, Injustice and Segregation.  Racism In America Is A Sin Problem In The Pulpit.  There are Christian racists everywhere in the Christian Church.  They are either racist by silent consent or racist by indifference or racist by personal ideologies of White supremacy.

Racism in America Could Have Been Solved From The Pulpits Of American Christian Churches, If the Pulpits Were Preaching God’s Truth OUT OF God’s Word In The Spirit of God’s Holiness Instead of Preaching Status Quo Ideologies Birthed Out Of Demonic Theological Standards of Humanism and Clandestine Racial Supremacy.

We Could Have Solved Racism, Slavery and All Of The Other Race Related Ills of Our Culture and Society From The Pulpit If Christianity And Christian Preachers Would Have Stood Together As One Saintly, Baptized, Holy Spirit Led Body of Christ Instead of An Amalgamation Of Various Perverted Social, Cultural, Political, Pagan And Racial Philosophies And Religions Competing For Supremacy, Celebrity, Power and Wealth.

The so-called Christian CHURCH and her many divisions – Protestant and Catholic denominations, have been so divided that they have rendered themselves virtually ineffective and mute on the issue of racism and totally blasphemous on the issue of salvation.

They can’t tell anyone else how to get along and be saved until they repent of their culpability in slavery and their deafening silence in the horrors of racial terrorism and discrimination.

If The Christian Churches Would Repent and Dissolve Their individual Distinctions and Return To the Authentic and Unadulterated and Theologically Uncorrupted Eternal Saving Plan Of God and Keep God’s Commandments like the Original Chosen Apostles of CHRIST Did and Taught, Racism Wouldn’t Stand a Chance and Slavery Would Have Ended Before It Began.

But it was Christian Church men and women who Enslaved, Tortured, Castrated, Humiliated, Dehumanized, Demonized, Raped, Burned Alive, Lynched and Slaughtered Blacks with Impunity and with Extreme Prejudice.

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And although Christians and Christian Pastors are better educated these days, the divisive clandestine factions and hateful spirits still occupy many pulpits and pews and give safe haven and comfort to the enemies of racial equality, fairness, justice and unity.

We have always known that racism and bigotry exists in Law Enforcement and the American Judicial and penal system but we have failed to expose its insidious nature hiding in the pulpits and the churches of American Christian culture.

But no more.

Wake-up people!!! There Are Racists In The Christian Church.

I know that everyone is not a racist and that all churches aren’t the same nor do all churches remain silent on the sin of racism.  However, a significant number of Christians and Christian churches and their Pastors have been too quiet about the obvious systemic racism, judicial disparity and the blatant murdering of Black Children, men and woman by racist elements in authority and I am calling them out on their cowardly and surreptitious behavior.

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God Is The God Of All People and All Races but most especially He is the ONE TRUE GOD of the poor in spirit, the oppressed, shattered, crushed and brokenhearted. And He Is The God of The Pure In Heart and the Peacemakers.

Truly there is only ONE GOD – YHVH!
There is ONE SAVIOR – CHRIST THE LORD!
There Is Only One Body (Ekklesia) Of Christ.
There is One race – the human race.

There isn’t a Black Church or a White Church or an Asian Church or an Hispanic Church or an Arab Church or an  Armenian Church. 

There Is Only ONE TRUE and HOLY Body of repented, buried in water in the name of Christ Jesus, Holy Spirit Gifted Ekklesia of Christ and of God.  And in CHRIST there aren’t any racial distinctions – Only The Blood Of Christ and The Spirit of God.

“And from one blood he made the whole world of humanity to be dwelling on the whole surface of The Earth and he marked out the times in his decrees and set the coasts of the dwelling places of humanity.” (Acts 17:26)

Many Preachers and Christians have refused to accept the Holy Scriptures’ Testimony That All Humanity Is Related Through One Blood.  And they compound their sin by disobeying the Apostolic command not to be denominated or divisive.  AND IF THEY CAN’T BELIEVE AND ACCEPT THAT TRUTH, THEN THEY DISQUALIFY THEMSELVES FROM HAVING THE BLOOD OF CHRIST WASH AWAY THEIR SINS. FOR THE POWER OF RACIAL UNITY IS IN THE BLOOD

These Folks Are Not Of God But Are Lost.  

May God Have Mercy On Us All!

Amen!

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A CRUMB FROM THE MASTER’S TABLE / “THE ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS”

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Does going to church make you a child of God?

No! Devils attend church services too and many are pastors and church officers too.

Does praising GOD make you a saint of GOD?

No! Every tongue – good and evil – shall confess that Jesus Christ is LORD.

Does believing in GOD and CHRIST make you a follower of CHRIST?

No! Demons believe and know that there is only ONE GOD but they follow Satan.

Does confessing Christ with your mouth and believing in your heart make you born again?

No! Confession without genuine repentance is a lie. And belief without corresponding obedience is wishful thinking.

There is only ONE authentic God-authorized WAY to be born again and that is to surrender to GOD and TRUST and OBEY ALL of GOD’S ETERNAL COMMANDMENTS IN CHRIST, including HIS Command to Be Born of the Water and of the Spirit.

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A CRUMB FROM THE MASTER’S TABLE / “ALL TO CHRIST I OWE”

Jesus PAID IT ALL

You can tell folks who have had a real personal encounter with death or who have had to suffer with a life-threatening illness and have been through the valley of the shadow of death and have not died.  You can tell folks who have had a personal encounter with GOD’S GRACE and have been resurrected with Christ and forgiven from a debt that they could not pay.

These folks appear more grateful than folks who think that they deserve and are entitled to everything that they have. They seem to be more aware of the value of life and the enormous Grace of GOD that allowed them just to live another day.

They don’t want to argue or fight. They don’t want to waste too much time worrying about the world and things of the world. They appear to live in expectation of an ending of all things human and relentlessly prepare for all things eternal and divine. They are grateful souls who, after having been redeemed, realized what great a price was paid for their salvation.  And they are highly motivated to redeem the time by bringing GOD PRAISES and WORSHIP through a committed life OF SERVICE and HOLINESS.

You can tell folks who have had a genuine encounter with THE LORD and who have seen their own worthless wretched condition against the backdrop of YHVH’S HOLINESS and realized that their absolute best moral behavior is as a dung rag in the sight of the ONLY HOLY GOD.

You can tell grateful Saints from Christians because Christians tend to understand that they need to join a church, pay tithes and offerings into an organized Christian institution and believe the gospel in their hearts and confess Christ with their lips and serve in a CATHOLIC or PROTESTANT Faith and they will be saved.

However, Saints know that there is nothing that we can do of our own, no religious institution that we can build and join and no amount of money could we pay that can redeem our lost souls. We are insufficient of ourselves.  Our intellect is too retarded whereas God can take the simple things of the world and confound the minds of the wise.  Our strength is too feeble whereas the storms (Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Floods, Lightening and Thunder and Dark Clouds) that GOD rides upon annihilates the creations of man.  Nothing man-made can withstand even the breath of GOD.  Our righteous account is bankrupt and our reservoir of hope is depleted.  We Need Redemption.  We Need A Savior.  And Jesus Paid It All.

Yes, we can tell folks who have been with Jesus.  They will be the first to say…

“ALL TO CHRIST I OWE.”

 

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A CRUMB FROM THE MASTER’S TABLE – “MERRY CHRISTMAS”

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I was driving past some elaborate Christmas displays this evening and became sick in my spirit as I was made to understand through the revelation of the HOLY SPIRIT that all of the elaborate Christmas scenes, decorations, colorful lights, fairy tale images of Santa Clause, reindeer, elves, Christmas trees, toys and gifts were all a part of the overall plan of Satan to distract, misdirect, deceive and capture the world and devour the soul of the would-be saint and claim the LORD’s Glory for himself in the name and disguise of the “Christmas spirit.” And we know that the pagan festival of CHRISTMAS , which the world has run after, holds no godly significance to Christ or divine Scriptural or prophetic reference to His birth nor God’s plan and purpose for saving the world. (2 Corinthians 11:14)

And now that I have been gifted by YHVH’S HOLY SPIRIT to actually see how Satan and his religious systems of beliefs have twisted the TRUTH and the True message of Christ birth into something steeped in paganism and  doctrines of demons and man-made traditions, I cannot help but to cry out, “Woe is me. I am ruined for I am a man who lives among a wicked and perverted people who have committed great evil and idolatry in the land in the name of “CHRISTMAS.”

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I can hardly believe that I didn’t see this earlier. How can a world that rejects Christ, who celebrates sexual immorality, same-sex marriage and abominations and who doesn’t obey any of God’s eternal moral Commandments and who is void of the Ruah Ha-Kodesh make any claim of knowing anything about CHRIST or what is Holy unto God? (Ezekiel 13)

How can a pagan winter festival that neither Christ nor His Apostles ever acknowledged suddenly be renamed and become the center of attraction to the world and central to Christianity? If the world loves it and celebrates it, shouldn’t the Saints of Yahweh be alarmed? (John 4:4)

If none believers, immoral practitioners and whole towns, cities, countries and nations are running after Christmas when they have refused to run after holiness in Christ, shouldn’t that sound an alarm and indicate caution for the Saints?

Since when has the devil and the wicked cooperated together to worship and honor the TRUE and LIVING God in Spirit and TRUTH? Their worship is not true worship but a well disguised activity of Satan meant to rob, steal and destroy the believers and place their mortal souls at odds with God and with Christ. (1 Peter 5:8)

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Through Religious Propaganda, Scriptural Corruption and The Mass Deviation From The Teachings Of Christ and His Apostles By The Great Whore of Babylon and Her Offspring, Satan has infected a lot of Christians with what I term “SPIRITUAL DISSONANCE.” 

SPIRITUAL DISSONANCE maybe defined as a fundamental spiritual conflict resulting from simultaneously held incompatible and reconcilable beliefs, attitudes and practices as with a born again Saint who has a fondness for the pagan practices of Christmas, Valentines and Easter but knows that God forbids His children from engaging in these pagan festivals as they are acts of worship toward idol gods. And we should have no other God except YHVH. (Exodus 20:3, Deuteronomy 12:4 and Jeremiah 10:2)

Many believers in Christ are “Christmas Christians” as opposed to being obedient children of YHVH in Christ. They have been infected with the Christmas spirit as opposed to being filled with the HOLY SPIRIT. They are conflicted and confused – deceived and infected with Spiritual Dissonance.

It is my prayer that the LORD reveals to the readers of this article the damning and sinful ugliness that is so well disguised in the brightness and colorfulness of “Christmas.”

I pray that the HOLY SPIRIT convicts us of violating God’s Eternal Holy Commandments and compels us to repent and diligently seek the righteousness of the KINGDOM of GOD.

I pray for the salvation of every reader of this post and for you to be empowered by GOD’S HOLY SPIRIT to overcome the internal conflict that is SPIRITUAL DISSONANCE and the spiritual blindness that is religion and embrace the marvelous LIGHT of GOD’S Living and HOLY WORD. Amen.

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I LOVE TO BE HATED

[This article is directed at Pastors and Preachers of the Gospel of Christ.  Be warned that God can’t use no coward soldier.]

Hated for my names sake If you want to be loved by everyone and applauded for your sermons and your ministry, then speak those things that are pleasing to the listeners and do not challenge their wicked and evil ways.

If you want to be popular and well paid, then preach entertaining messages. Use religious platitudes and song lyrics as doctrine. And only speak those things that folks think that they already know and understand.

If you can’t stand to be criticized, ridiculed, destitute and abandoned, then go along with the established traditions and theologies. Acquiesce to the social and religious pressures to conform to the world’s way of thinking and its ideas about what church and salvation should be.

If you want to be looked upon as a successful Preacher/Pastor and loved and admired by everyone, don’t preach repentance and don’t expose the sinful opulence, greed, idolatry, selfishness and spiritual corruption and perversions that exist in the churches of men.

Be warned that if you stand for Christ and Speak The Eternal Living WORD of God as moved by the HOLY SPIRIT, you may be hated by the world and her children.

If in deed you are truly born again and gifted with the HOLY SPIRIT and you preach the preaching that the PREACHER bids you to preach, the world and her ministers will despise you.

If you truly are filled with the Spirit of Holiness and Stand with God and Christ against gender role exchange within the body of Christ, vulgarity, lewdness, nakedness, sexual immorality and perversions, lies and false doctrines, you are probably already labeled as a “Christian heretic” and an enemy of the churches of the world.

But know this!

To Be Hated By The World and Her Ministers Is A Good Thing.

1 John 4:4-6
You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. They are from the world; therefore they speak as from the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God; he who knows God listens to us; he who is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

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“If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, YOU DO NOT BELONG TO THE WORLD, but I HAVE CHOSEN YOU OUT OF THE WORLD. That is why THE WORLD HATES YOU.”

Therefore,

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TODAY’S SABBATH DAY MESSAGE For Saturday, September 19, 2015 – WAKE-UP PEOPLE!

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People and religious industries are selling their ideas and notions to the public disguised as worship and faith in God. (Matthew 7:21-23)

They are deceivers and are themselves deceived.

If you stop and think about it instead of assuming that you already know and understand, you may begin to realize the insanity and outright blasphemy that some folks are trying get you to believe in and participate in.

For instance, worship and the preaching of the Word of God is treated like an entertainment event by many so-called believers and Pastors. They are promoting their churches and ministries like a business enterprise with ticket sales, colorful themes, catchy phrases, feature choirs, feature soloists and dancers and crowd drawing, people-pleasing guest speakers and performers.

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It is all a Hollywood type worship production that is choreographed to give a “worship experience” without requiring any real worship of Father Yahweh or repentance of sins or change of morals. The only ones that really get worshiped are the performers and the preachers.

These orchestrated and well rehearsed worship events do not effectuate a transformation of spirit, mind and heart but a stimulation of human imagination, emotions and thoughts – creating a temporary feeling of euphoria and well-being whereby one may be deceived into thinking that they have been in the presence of God when in fact they were only well entertained.

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Talents, skills and charisma are often purposely confused with divine anointing and anything that produces strong emotional release is said to be of the Holy Spirit.  This is the lie and deception of Satan.  If you think about, the same type emotional experiences happen during sexual ecstasy where even the name of God is repeatedly called out but that experience is not said to be highly anointed or of the Holy Ghost.

Satan and her ministers have twisted and perverted everything.

We better wake-up before it is too late.

We better watch those churches, ministries and preachers who seek to sell the Gospel and make a commodity and a profit out of Christ and Salvation or else we may hear the LORD say to us, “I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.” (Matthew 7:21-23)

REPENT!

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ONLY GOD HAS THAT POWER

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There is something that has troubled me for a long time and that is folks who say that they are watching their words because they don’t want to put anything negative out into the atmosphere.

When they say this, they are usually referring to the verbal acknowledging of illnesses, medical diagnosis, negative medical commentary and/or unfavorable medical reports.

I must say that I can hardly keep from laughing at some of the silliness that I have witnessed around such pagan beliefs.

These deceived and misguided souls tend to think that their feeble human words have the divine power to effect changes and manifest things out of thin air (the Atmosphere).

Do they even know what they are saying?

I don’t think so.

Some folks have been known to say that they aren’t “claiming” an illness or a diagnosis or negative medical report.  So what?  By not claiming it does that change the facts? No!

If you are diagnosed with an exposed nerve and cavity in one of your teeth, by not claiming it or saying it make the exposed nerve and decayed teeth go away?  Will your teeth and jaw hurt any less?

If your leg is badly mangled in a car wreck and must be amputated, does not claiming it or saying it make your leg normal again?

If you are blinded by acid, does not claiming it or saying it change your condition and enable you to see again?

If you are being evicted from your apartment because of your failure to pay the rent, does not claiming it or saying it change your homeless situation or pay your rent for you?

How has human words “changed” or positively impacted the atmosphere whereas those who are suffering with HIV/AIDS are totally cured?  How has humanly spoken words effectuated total healing in terminally ill or slightly sick folks whereby the doctors and medicines are no longer needed and cancer, asthma, heart disease, dementia, Alzheimer, Lupus and other chronic diseases are all cured?

Ephesians 2:2 indicates that Satan is the prince of the power of the air (Atmosphere) and of the spirit that works in the children of disobedience.

In Luke 10:18, Yehowshua the Christ gives witness that he watched Satan fall (be expelled) from Heaven like lighting (an atmospheric phenomenon).

It is evident in HOLY SCRIPTURE that Satan has power in the earth, including the atmosphere/Air. (Job 2:2, Daniel 7:25, 2 Corinthians 4:4 and 1 John 5:19)

Human beings can’t change the color of one hair on their own heads without assistance of some kind.  Therefore, from what authority do men words receive their power to change or impact the atmosphere?

Jesus told his disciples that apart from him they could do nothing.

So where do all of this speaking thing into existence and into the atmosphere comes from?

The answer is Satan – The Father of Errors and Lies and the prince of the spirit of disobedience and rebellion.

Many well-intentioned believers have been deceived by the deceiver to audaciously assume divine power and authority that belongs only to God for only God “calls the things that are not, as though they were.” (Romans 4:17)

Only YHVH’s Words Has Power To Accomplished Whatever He Sends It Forth To Do.

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DON”T GET IT TWISTED!!!!!

Stop Talking Nonsense and Acting Foolish!  

Instead of lazily trying to change things with meaningless and powerless words that come from an unconverted, deceived and perverted heart, change your mind about disobeying God and His Eternal Holy Commandments and REPENT!!!!!!!

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A CRUMB FROM THE MASTER’S TABLE – “GRUMBLE AND STUMBLE”

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Numbers 13:25-33 English Standard Version (ESV)

Report of the Spies

25 At the end of forty days they returned from spying out the land. 26 And they came to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation of the people of Israel in the wilderness of Paran, at Kadesh. They brought back word to them and to all the congregation, and showed them the fruit of the land. 27 And they told him, “We came to the land to which you sent us. It flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. 28 However, the people who dwell in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large. And besides, we saw the descendants of Anak there. 29 The Amalekites dwell in the land of the Negeb. The Hittites, the Jebusites, and the Amorites dwell in the hill country. And the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and along the Jordan.”

30 But Caleb quieted the people before Moses and said, “Let us go up at once and occupy it, for we are well able to overcome it.” 31 Then the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we are.” 32 So they brought to the people of Israel a bad report of the land that they had spied out, saying, “The land, through which we have gone to spy it out, is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people that we saw in it are of great height. 33 And there we saw the Nephilim (the sons of Anak, who come from the Nephilim), and we seemed to ourselves like grasshoppers, and so we seemed to them.”

Numbers 14 Common English Bible (CEB)

The Israelites’ complaint

The entire community raised their voice and the people wept that night. 2 All the Israelites criticized Moses and Aaron. The entire community said to them, “If only we had died in the land of Egypt or if only we had died in this desert! 3 Why is the Lord bringing us to this land to fall by the sword? Our wives and our children will be taken by force. Wouldn’t it be better for us to return to Egypt?” 4 So they said to each other, “Let’s pick a leader and let’s go back to Egypt…”

The Israelites’ punishment

26 The Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron: 27 How long will this wicked community complain against me? I’ve heard the Israelites’ dissent as they continue to complain against me. 28 Say to them, “As I live,” says the Lord, “just as I’ve heard you say, so I’ll do to you. 29 Your dead bodies will fall in this desert. None of you who were enlisted and were registered from 20 years old and above, who complained against me, 30 will enter the land in which I promised to settle you, with the exception of Caleb, Jephunneh’s son, and Joshua, Nun’s son.

Philippians 2:14-16 Common English Bible (CEB)

14 Do everything without grumbling and arguing 15 so that you may be blameless and pure, innocent children of God surrounded by people who are crooked and corrupt. Among these people you shine like stars in the world 16 because you hold on to the word of life.

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