DARE YOU LOOK
- AND STOP TO THINK?
WHO hasn't heard that "because of sin, these woes have come upon us"? "COME:
join our church - that you may be saved"! Or, perhaps: "There is only one true church - even the FIRST: through apostolic succession WE have the Keys delivered unto Peter. WE can open the pearly gate unto OUR communicants.
A simple man believes anything, but a prudent man gives thought to his steps.
Glib words come easy: they ever have! Simple panaceas have ever been the work of the shrewd and avaricious.
Decades ago the press reported John F. Kennedy as having said: "businessmen are S.O.B.'s!"
Might we not suppose that he should have known!
Among the few great truths which the apostle Paul wrote was this:
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
1 Tim 6:10
THAT ties in beautifully with the reported words by John F. Kennedy.
Throughout more than three decades, my work has been to bring the light of understanding unto the seeker.
The ancient prophet beholding the future age of glory, substantially wrote:
"For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea"! Hab 2:14
That prophet was trying to tell us that when man has arrived at understanding: when he knows the will of the Creator - having unraveled "the riddle of life", THEN is there no more sorrow, sickness, suffering and pain!
That is the objective of this treatise: that you may open the portal unto the life triumphant. (That is, the prerequisite understanding; but its fullness is beyond the scope of this treatise.)
Now, unless you are still sold on some 'quick fix' by the unscrupulous, let us proceed to survey the past; for only thereby can we behold the follies of the simple, the greed of the unscrupulous, and the Way unto Happiness for the individual (as of now).
Or perhaps you think that Karl Marx set forth the Key unto man's Utopia?
"The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good." !
God is demonstrable unto whomsoever; but "the simple believe every word" uttered by the shrewd, the blind and unscrupulous!
Or maybe you think that multiplied thousands indoctrinated by the treasonable - demonstrating for disarmament, can wash away the 'leopard's spots' ? (How fervently the Kremlin works for that: then their taking us over into servitude would be simple. . .)
But Christ the Lord when He cleaned house, overthrew THE SEATS OR THOSE THAT 'SOLD DOVES' !
So now, let's look back.
THE AARONITE PRIESTHOOD
According to the record, God spoke to Moses from out of a flaming bush. God wanted Moses to liberate Israel from slavery in Egypt; but Moses was reluctant - fearing failure. Seemingly, God became convinced He should grant unto Moses A HELPER! (Repeatedly, the record purports to show that Moses changed God's mind! But never!! It is but MAN which is granted the opportunity to express the RIGHT and the GOOD.)
By the fact that the Lord urged Moses to go, was intended to tell us that DIVINE RULE - by media of one person - was and is God's perfect will for man - rather than by a carnal priesthood.
Perhaps in less than five months Aaron manifested his unworthiness - even his villainy - by fashioning a golden calf; telling the people that these were the gods which brought them forth from Egypt! (See Aaron's vapid excuse unto Moses: Exodus 32:22-24.) Again - much later - in the spirit of self-seeking, he had the gall to speak against his brother Moses…
THUS was the nativity of the Aaronite Priesthood even a cursable gangster clan!
"And the LORD was angry enough with Aaron to destroy him." Duet 9:20
"As marauders lie in ambush for a man, so do bands of priests; they murder on the road to Shechem, committing shameful crimes." Hos 6:9
"the sins of her prophets and the iniquities of her priests, who shed within her the blood of the righteous." Lam 4:13
"My people have been lost sheep; their shepherds have led them astray and caused them to roam on the mountains. They wandered over mountain and hill and forgot their own resting place."
These few, plus many others, declare God's indictment of the Aaronite priesthood. Christ also lambasted them! And it was the high-priest Caiaphas who decided to murder the Christ - not because He had done wickedly, but because His continuance would overthrow their own position of power!
"If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and then the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation." John 11:48-50
They also knew that He was their Messiah - as indicated by the Lord's parable:
But the tenants said to one another, `This is the heir. Come, let's kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.' Mark 12:7
Even at the very commencement of His ministry, they knew - as implied by the words of Nicodemus when in conference with Jesus at night. They were well aware of John the Baptist's pinpointed declaration as he identified the Christ. They could not help but be aware of the report by the shepherds thirty years previously, which was "filled with awe, and throughout the hill country of Judea people were talking about all these things." (Lk 1:65). It also seems probable that they were aware of His birth in Bethlehem, because we are told of their diligent inquiry at the lips of John the Baptist. Wherefore, when One far greater appeared, would they not similarly inquire? Yet one more perspective, the resultant verdict of which becomes indisputable:
"... They will strike Israel's ruler on the cheek with a rod. "But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times." Therefore Israel will be abandoned until the time when she who is in labor gives birth." Micah 5:1-3
Although God may lay "a few stripes" upon those which err in ignorance would you say that the horrendous horrors-in-suffering the Jews endured in 70 AD; plus their being driven 'from pillar to post' without a homeland throughout 1878 years not to overlook the suffering and massacre of millions under Hitler's regime, WERE BUT "A FEW STRIPES" ? ?
I repeat: the facts of horrendous history PROVE INDISPUTABLY that Aaron's cursable GANGSTER-clan knew they were murdering the Son of God - even their own Messiah ! IF that is not true, then was God's judgment upon that people MONSTROUS!!
Looking back to the Micah prophecy, we see that the Chosen people are to be "given up until she which travails has brought forth."
It is that which I have explained and referred to throughout 3 decades! "She which travails to bring forth" shall be the people of Israel which enter into a phase of hysteria WHEN the 144,000 Firstfruits vanish into thin air, but Israel left behind to bitterly weep!
Again with reference to Aaron's gangster clan: to me it appears incredible that the rabbis of today and back through the centuries - are not keenly aware that their forefathers murdered their Messiah! The priests are supposed to know the ancient Scriptures. Daniel's prophecies pinpointed the time of the Messiah's appearance. The Micah 5 prophecy TALKS so clearly in view of history, that the facts-in-horror shout at them! While numerous prophecies in Isaiah graph the details of Jesus' life, the farcical trial, crucifixion, death and resurrection ! I repeat: INCREDIBLE beyond words that they are not fully aware of the facts: pin-pointed by Scripture, underscored by the record of history!
In view of which: WHERE do the rabbis stand today? Much the same as the ancient gang under Caiaphas ! ("Lest the Romans come and take away our place"!) Precisely the same today! For, if they were to confess the facts unto their flocks, there could be no more synagogue worship: THEY WOULD BE OUT OF A JOB!!! Even the selfsame perspective as that of the devil Caiaphas!
About a decade ago I had an interview with a rabbi. Offhand I would say he was close to 100 pounds overweight! Towards the conclusion, I asked him as to how the rabbis believe their Messiah will manifest: descending from heaven; a man growing up in their midst; or someone rising from the dead ? Substantially he answered:
"We do not know. He must be a phase of God. Therefore, since God is without form, it becomes impossible to predetermine how He will manifest" !!
Is God without form? "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness" Gen 1:26
When before a large mirror: do you see the reflection of something "WITHOUT FORM"?? And are we to believe they are not aware of the Isaiah prophecies which foretold of the 'child to be born: a Son given, on whose shoulders should be the government of the people; whose name would be Emmanuel - even the mighty God and everlasting Father ? ?
It calls for no Solomon to discern the truth of the indictment their Messiah threw in their teeth: "Hypocrites", "generation of vipers...!" Neither has the leopard changed its spots.
I have no interest in denouncing the Jew THAT is not my point by the foregoing criticisms. (A little later you will understand.)
I love my Lord and Redeemer: HE was a Jew! I believe that even today there are a great many good, true and beautiful characters within world Jewry.
Many years ago, the American Surgeon General declared cigarette smoking dangerous to health.
Did the tobacco companies commence folding up? Are they not still maintaining that there is NO PROOF that smoking in moderation is bad? Or have the distillers of alcohol decided they should quit ? Or have bad politicians demonstrated even half the righteousness of Judas Iscariot who decided to do away with that abomination he eventually realized he was? But no! They go on from bad to worse!
Could the late John F. Kennedy have been far wrong when he said that "Businessmen are S.O.B.'s" ? (Presumably, he did not have the small ones in mind.)
IT IS 'HUMAN NATURE'!
Who wants to forsake a good income ? Who wants to turn his back on prestige and power? When have the rich said: I have more than sufficient: I will no longer strive for another dollar ?"