Michael Colunga (16 Apr 2011)
"To:  Phil--"5 Doves""

 
Hello, John and Doves,
 
Phil, maybe you're saying through the inspiration of the Ruach HaKodesh,
    "Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you...."  Leviticus 18:24
 
Or perhaps,
    "Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I [am] the LORD your God."  Leviticus 19:31
 
After all, Jesus quoted from Leviticus more than from any other book of the Tanakh.
 
Indeed, of the unrighteous, the LORD says through Isaiah,
    "The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant."  Isaiah 24:5
 
And yet, there are those who please God:
    "For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
    "Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
    "Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
    "Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works."  Titus 2:11-14
 
In the same way that you delicately and deliberately delivered that dove out of its house of bondage [Exodus 20:1-3], so shall God deliver us who follow Him.
 
For it is written,
    "Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear."  Isaiah 59:1
And it is written,
    "Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them."  Hebrews 7:25
 
The ninety and nine shall not prevent the one lost sheep from being found.
 
It is written,
    " 'What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying?
    " 'And if he should find it, assuredly, I say to you, he rejoices more over that sheep than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray.
    " 'Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.' "  Matthew 18:12-14
 
In HaShem,
Mike C.
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Phil (14 Apr 2011)
"5 Doves"


John and Doves,
 
Don't laugh, ok? This is true.
 
Early this morning I went into a public toilet with 5 cubicles and as I did a frightened bird flew out of #5,
the one at the end of the row.
As it flew around I could see that it was a Dove. It went back into #5 and rested on the floor where I was
nearly able to pick it up and let it fly away to freedom. By the droppings on the floor in #5 it looked like it
may have been there all night. It flew away again and landed near the door so I was able to open it and
let it out and it quickly flew up into a tree.
 
Is that a sign or what?
 
Keep looking up.
 
Phil.