Class Notes: 10/25/2020
Jonah, Nineveh, and Nemesis part 13
Psa 119:165; KJV Those who love your Word of truth have peace of mind and nothing can offend them.
Exodus 20:2-5; "I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
3 "You shall have no other gods before Me.
4 "You shall not make for yourself an idol (covid), or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth.
5 "You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me,
Jer 17:5; Thus says the Lord, "Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind And makes flesh his strength, And whose heart turns away from the Lord.
Psalm 91:1-9; (NET) 1 As for you, the one who lives in the shelter of the sovereign One, and resides in the protective shadow of the mighty king -
2 I say this about the Lord, my shelter and my stronghold, my God in whom I trust
3 he will certainly rescue you from the snare of the hunter and from the destructive plague.
4 He will shelter you with his wings; you will find safety under his wings. His faithfulness is like a shield or a protective wall.
5 You need not fear the terrors of the night, the arrow that flies by day,
6 the plague that comes in the darkness, or the disease that comes at noon.
7 Though a thousand may fall beside you, and a multitude on your right side, it will not reach you.
8 Certainly you will see it with your very own eyes - you will see the wicked paid back.
9 For you have taken refuge in the Lord, my shelter, the sovereign One.
Heb 2:14-15; NET Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, he likewise shared in their humanity, so that through death he could destroy the one who holds the power of death (that is, the devil),
15 and set free those who were held in slavery all their lives by their fear of death.1Peter 2:16; Live as free people, not using your freedom as a pretext for evil (destroying liberty), but as God's slaves.
Dan 3:16-18; Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego replied to King Nebuchadnezzar (CCP)"We do not need to give you a reply concerning this.
17 If our God whom we are serving exists, he is able to rescue us from the furnace of blazing fire, and he will rescue us, O king, from your power as well.
18 But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we don't serve your gods, and we will not pay homage to the golden statue (covid) that you have erected."
Rev 13:16-17; He also caused everyone (small and great, rich and poor, free and slave) to obtain a mark on their right hand or on their forehead.
17 Thus no one was allowed to buy or sell things unless he bore the mark of the beast - that is, his name or his number.
We are presently in a study of Jonah, Nineveh and Nemesis and now Israel Judah Assyria and Nemesis where we see God's policy of grace before judgment. God always provides the opportunity for repentance before he executes judgment.
Some principles we can derive from of our brief study of Jonah, Nineveh, Israel, Judah, Assyria and Nemesis is that anyone can repent, because God extends His mercy even to the merciless and help to the helpless but judgment is always waiting in the wings because ultimately the truth wins because God is truth and He cannot deny himself. 2Cor 13:8; John 17:17; 2Tim 2:13;
Last time we were noting the Rabshakeh's assault on God's Word of truth in Isaiah 36:18-20; and comparing his assault on the Jews to the leftist assault on God's Word of truth in client nation USA.
We noted that the true motivation for the leftist's secular statist socialist assault on God's Word of truth and those who believe it is that hey believe that anyone who believes in a literal interpretation of the Bible results in the development of an authoritarian patriarchy that is the basis of prejudice and injustice.
Arrogant leftists falsely conflate Doctrinal truth with prejudice, injustice and intolerance.
Political correctness, multiculturalism, diversity, and globalism are all methods that satan uses to tear down all systems of divine establishment authority so he can establish his own leftist globalist socialist statist society.
Satan was the first anti-authoritarian. But he and all anti-authoritarians who followed are not opposed to all authority, they are really only opposed to authority that they do not control. This is clearly illustrated with the leftist's tyrannical reaction to the China virus.
In fact, leftists promote the removal of all systems of restraint except those that would restrain them. The authoritarian systems that restrain satan in the Church Age are Bible doctrine, advancing believers, and client nations. That is why they are the primary targets in his Invisible War.
Believers under the influence of demon doctrines do not have an accurate frame of reference from God's Word of truth so they fail quickly and a client nation robbed of the influence of a pivot of mature believers will quickly fail to the influence of demonic viewpoint.
God's Word clearly reveals that human sin is motivated by the genetically formed sin nature and that sin is the product of a free will choice to disobey God's Word of truth.
If Christians, because of divine viewpoint, identify certain attitudes, statements, and behaviors as sin, the leftists accuse them of being bigoted and judgmental because leftists don't believe in God, Jesus, or His Word of absolute truth.
They do believe that people have genetic tendencies but they do not believe in sin because God's Word of truth is what defines sin and they reject God and His Word of truth.
They believe that what the "flesh" does is not sinful but instead it is an expression of individual rights. As long as this expression does not interfere with any other person's "rights" then there should be no law against it.
Mental propensities" must not be criticized but understood as being inherited. If thoughts, statements, or behaviors violate another's "rights" then the indiscretion is addressed by counseling and, should this fail, treated with drugs.
If however, the indiscretion is viewed as a criticism of another's thoughts, speech, or behavior from an establishment viewpoint then the accuser is the one who has the problem.
The one with establishment viewpoint must be "re-educated" by means of sensitivity training and, should this fail, disciplinary measures that ostracize the person and condemn them as intolerant, mean-spirited, and judgmental. This is the "cancel culture."
Public confession of wrongdoing is equivalent to rebound followed by strict adherence to political correctness which is equivalent to spiritual growth.
The leftists have made great progress in advancing satan's campaign to discredit the influence of doctrinal believers on society while neutralizing the impact of our client nation in the world by using these methods.
The Assyrian Rabshakeh promotes this same politically correct lie of "equality" in his propaganda against the citizens of Jerusalem. He proposes that their "god" is simply incompetent to stand up under the onslaught of Assyrian military power and recites recent history to confirm it.
His question regarding where were the "gods" of Hamath, Arpad, and Sepharvaim when the Assyrian army arrived equated them to the True God of Israel. The people depended upon them to defend their land but they could not.
He then implies that the God of Israel will not be able to defend Judah against the power of Assyria because He did not protect the Northern Kingdom from Assyria in 721BC.
Rabshakeh's problem is that he does not have the doctrine required to properly analyze the function of God's will. God's omnipotence is employed to defend an ascendant client nation but it is often withheld when that same client nation is in decline.
The inventory of doctrinal truth in believers' thinking determines this ebb and flow. If Assyria was successful in subduing the Northern Kingdom it was because God's permissive will allowed it but God's withholding of His omnipotence was a disciplinary measure against Israel it was not an indication of His approval of Assyria.
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