Dayna (5 Nov 2011)
"Re: Nicole-Moses and the children of Israel in the desert"

 
Hi, Nicole and doves
     I normally don't write, I'd rather read what others have to say and
contemplate, but the children in the desert being an example to us and that we

really need to pay close attention to what the children of Israel did and what
The Lord's response was is extremely important.
 First of all, God does not change. We do. Malachi 3:6
Second, Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8)
 Third, Paul said that these things were written as an example or a warning to
US, the believers, NOT the unbelievers  

Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are  written for
our admonition, upon whom the ends

of the ages are come...(1 Corinthians 10:11)
      Can we all agree that we are at the end of the age ? So we need to see
what the examples for us are.

1. Now these things happened as examples FOR US that we should not crave evil
things, as they also craved.
    1Corinthians 10:6
    Someone once told me that if there is any doubt about whether or not
something is sin or evil it's just best to abstain.
   Better to be labeled a "holy roller" than to live carelessly in this wicked
and evil generation and risk sinning against The Lord.
2. And do not be idolators, as some of them were, as it is written..."The people
sat down to eat and drink and stood up to play"
   1Corinthians 10:7
   Is eating sin? no Is drinking sin? no.  So what is this talking about?
Jesus said that before He comes back to get us, that there will be those who
will say

"But if that slave says in his heart, 'My master will be a long time in  
coming,' and begins to beat the slaves, both men and women, and to eat  and
drink and get drunk; The master of that servant will come on a day when he does
not expect  him and at an hour he is not aware of. He will cut him to pieces and  
assign him a place with the unbelievers. Luke 12:45-46
3.Nor let us act immorally as some of them did and twenty-three thousand fell in
one day. 1 Corinthians 10:8
4. Nor let us try the Lord as some of them did and were destroyed by the
serpents. 1 Corinthians 10:9
5. Nor grumble as some of them did, and were destroyed by the destroyer 1
Corinthians 10:10
and that's another thing... what is it with this attitude amongst "believers"
that sin is not a horrible serious thing? That

oh, I'll repent later like the sin they want to commit is no big thing.  That
"no big thing" cost My Heavenly Father His only begotten Son. That "no big
thing" was laid on my Savior at the cross and HE suffered  horribly,because of
"that no big thing"so that I (and everyone else who will  repent of their sins)
can be cleansed by His blood and be adopted by the  Father. I am accepted
THROUGH Jesus, no other way.
so let's not treat these sins as of no consequence and insult the precious blood
by which we've been bought and paid for.

Brothers and sisters, these are not small things. This is not a game of one
upmanship of who debates the best. The book of James says that if we are friends
of the world we make ourselves the enemy of God. Quickly our Lord and Savior is
going to grab us out of this world, so please... get ready. Make sure that
you're washed in the blood. Ask the Lord to show you what you need to repent of
and then do it without delay.Please let's let the Word of God be our guide and
final authority. Not what we feel or think. Not what the traditions of this
world tell us. Are we not bought with a price? Are we not in this world but not
of it? What brings persecution is living a Godly life. For those who would live
Godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. So if you are suffering
persecution for living for Christ, then rejoice. A servant is no greater than
His master. If they hated Him...they will hate you. Is the world comfortable
around you? Then something is wrong, for The Holy Spirit who dwells in you
convicts this world of it's sins and the judgement to come. Doves, let's not
spend these final days and hours arguing amongst ourselves, seeing how close we
can live like the world and get away with it. Instead, let's see how close we
can follow the Savior. Let's be like Enoch, not Lot.

And if you are reading this and you don't belong to Jesus, turn from your
sins... what good have they done you? They may be pleasurable for awhile, but
they end in death. Repent, turn away from them and ask Jesus to forgive you and
cleanse you with His blood. Then read the Bible, God's love letter to His
children. Ask the Holy Spirit to lead teach and guide you into all truth.  Then
obey what you've learned. Let our conversation be seasoned with salt and let us
be at peace with one another.

on a separate thought... isn't it amazing that in spite of all the rebellion in
the wilderness, the cloud by day never left, the pillar of fire never left, the
manna continued to show up, their clothes never wore out they were provided for,
and protected from their enemies... so if The Lord will do that for the
rebellious... how much more will He provide for those who love and obey Him?

Please think on these things.
With much love to all the doves both who write or just read.
Dayna