|What The Bible Says Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice|
Msg #1952 America's Religiosity and Abandonment
What The Bible Says
Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice
The story of Jonah is written with such fine grain that things are often overlooked. The phrase “The word of the LORD came unto” is found over a hundred times in the Bible. Is that an audible voice, intuition, dream, vision or is it written down? Yes! A quick search of the phrase comes up with all of the above, but for the two times it is found for Jonah, the message was clear enough. The words, “...unto Jonah the son of Amittai” are striking because he knows my name, first, last, and middle! Ezra writing Chronicles seemed infatuated with names, but God breathed on that ready scribe and gave him those thousand names to write. Our solar system is a spec in God's created universe, our planet a spec in that, and our soul a spec there, but he knows your name. “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it;...”, Nineveh, capital city of Assyria, already had a background. Noah's son Ham bear a son Cush (Hbrw-black) and Cush begat Himrod (Hbrw-rebellion & valiant) and the beginning of his kingdom was Babel (Hbrw-confusion), and out of that land went forth Asshur (Assyria, Hbrw-a step) and builded Nineveh (Gen 10). Thus while Babylon symbolizes Gentile national confusion, Nineveh symbolizes Gentile national religiosity. In Jonah Nineveh finds Godly repentance and salvation, in Nahum, a hundred-and-fifty years hence, Nineveh has, “Woe to the bloody city! it is all full of lies and robbery;... and I will cast abominable filth upon thee and make thee vile, and will set thee as a gazing stock” (Nahum 3:1,6). A great people, who once held the truth in righteousness, and in time turn from truth, will find themselves in such a straight. God has blessed America, and look at her now.
An Essay for week #52 Dec 29, 2019
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