Viewing The World
Basic Instructions: If you read the Koran, it instructs readers to pay heed to the Torah (the first five books of the O.T.), to pay heed to the Gospels (the first four books of the N.T.), and not to make a distinction between the prophets (i.e. treat them all equally). Also, it advises people that none can change His Word, GOD'S Word (i.e. the sense remains the same regardless of the language or millennia). All must be placed in context.
Revelation speaks of two witnesses (Christians and Muslims) as both are saying the same basic things. However, Matthew and Luke speak of two false witnesses (Matthew 24:50-51; Luke 19:44). Revelation 11:9 speaks of them laying dead in the streets for 3½ days (i.e. 3 ½ millennial days from the 5 BC Birth of Jesus). The latter are those who disregard the whole Word of GOD, insert substitutions (like the rapture, etc.), as they don't have the foggiest idea of what's going on and freely scoff at the Word. For example, why do people substitute the eighth day of the week (the first day of the following week) for GOD'S fourth commandment? The position and role of the Seventh Day should be obvious. Why do people follow a murderer when "no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him" (I John 3:15)? Is Scripture warning readers?
Slightly Disguised: Now the Koran is presented in parables just like the O.T. and N.T. O.K., when someone quotes the Koran that says, "Jesus is not the Son of GOD"; just ask them, "Are we not all children of GOD be we good or evil?" The obvious answer is yes! So, what is the Koran actually saying? Try putting it all in context. GOD did not come and have sex with Mary, He simply willed that she be with child and she was.
Remember, even the Hindu Vedas speak of GOD, His Right and His Left (Psalm 28:5; Isaiah 5:12). Only instead of GOD, Jesus, and Satan the Vedas call them Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva or Shiva. The Koran calls "The GOD" Allah while His Right and Left are still Jesus and Satan. Obviously the languages are different but the words mean the same. All refer to the same Triad. So, where did all these strange religions get started; and, since The Word has been around from the beginning: What did GOD promise disobedient humanity? (Deuteronomy 29:28; 31:16-21,28-29; 32:16-21; Job 13:24; Jeremiah 18:11-17).
People Have A Choice: People who keep GOD'S Holy Days and other laws know GOD'S schedule; whereas, those males who shave off their male facial hair to make themselves look more like women including those who sport the sign of the leper with their upper lip covered or wear the sign of the goat (the goatee) will have 1,000 years or far longer to figure out the difference between obedience and disobedience. Signs are everywhere! Signs have meanings … provide direction or identification.
The North Versus The South: Those who understand Scripture realize that the whole world is described as "the land of the North" (Satan's world) and we've all been living in it (Luke 4:5-7; Daniel 2:28,37-38; Jeremiah 25:11; 29:10-14). When the Firstfruits are established under Jesus the South emerges but until then we're still all dwelling in the North (Jeremiah 3:18; 16:14-15; 23:7-8; Isaiah 43:5-6). So again, beware of following a murderer (I John 3:15).
Through the years people have believed a great delusion. It's like the people of Florida believing that they are dwelling in the South. Oh, when the weather is 80 degrees outside and the sun is shining it's great especially when others are experiencing snow, ice, freezing rain, and temperatures hovering near zero while the wind howls outside. Nevertheless, Florida is still in the Northern Hemisphere. It's exactly the same when one considers the Four Great Powers called "beasts" (destroyers) in Satan's world. People who serve them well are serving Satan at the Left hand of GOD. It's complete with false righteousness, fantastic rewards for selected servants of evil, etc.; but, like the example of Florida, everyone is still dwelling in the North while for some it's dwelling in a false or make believe South.
Walk In The Word Not In Their Dung: Oh, it's easy to recognize Belshazzar's wise men (and women) when one examines Scripture versus the dung that comes out of their mouths. Scripture speaks of eating it (Ezekiel 4:12-17) but even stepping in it should induce anorexia. Just turn on a TV and anyone can view it. The secret is to distinguish the truth versus garbage. Again, check it all out in Scripture. Then find Daniel who has been gaining and dispensing Wisdom since the Spring of 1978 AD, i.e. beginning 40 years before the glorious Solemn Assembly (Micah 7:15; Leviticus 23:36,39; Isaiah 49:5-6; Numbers 27:16-17; Malachi 4:5-6; Exodus 23:20-25; etc.).
There Is A Difference: Yes, it's easy for anyone who wants to see ... to recognize the North (with its false South) and the absence of the True South. So, what is it like to live in the North? Scripture mentions, for example, that David's men have full beards and uncut hair while the incestuous children of Lot, the Moabites, are balded and shaven. Then, GOD'S Marriage Laws versus man's laws and practices make it quite obvious that multitudes are dwelling in whoredom despite that piece of paper issued by the State and "blessings" by preachers. Check out GOD'S Holy Days: His weekly Seventh Day, His monthly New Moon fast days, and His Seven Annual Holy Periods (Leviticus 23; Colossians 2:16-17). The heathen holidays are too numerous to mention but multitudes celebrate them in lieu of GOD'S Holy Days. Amazing!!! Even GOD'S Food Laws and His admonition to make a difference between the clean and the unclean are ignored as much of humanity even eat the dead and products made therefrom (Isaiah 22:13-14; 66:3,17; 65:3-5; Jeremiah 16:8; Leviticus 10:9-10). In the land of the North even the Canaanites, the children of Solomon, falsely call themselves Israel as they freely kill and oppress the Palestinian people. It's been going on for more than 50 years while the world, the land of the North, has aided and abetted those Holy Land invaders (Zechariah 14:21). Then in early 1985 those same Canaanite invaders took GOD'S Holy Ark captive by their threats, guns, and total failure to cooperate despite dire warnings in Scripture (Zechariah 5:4; Joshua 7:1-26). Thus Bozrah, the sheep pen, has been gradually filling for the promised slaughter. And people refuse to even warn the invaders of pending consequences (Ezekiel 3:17-21; 33:3-16).
Indeed, there are differences for those who obey GOD'S Commandments versus those who do not.
"He that saith, I know Him, and keepeth not His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him."
I John 2:4
Check out Deuteronomy 28:1-2 versus 28:15.
Scripture forewarns that even the prayers of the disobedient are an abomination unto GOD (Proverbs 28:9; Isaiah 1:15-20; John 7:49). So, who answers the prayers of the disobedient ... the Left or the Right, North or South?
Remember, Jesus didn't die to allow people to serve Satan with impunity and immunity. The disobedient will surely have 1,000 years or far more to think it over.
A CLOSER LOOK
AT THE WORLD WE LIVE IN
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George & Dana Brown
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