GOD, the Creator of man, alone now had established the family constitution. ‘God setteth the solitary in families,’ Ps. 68:6. As to the design of this constitution, we are expressly informed in Malachi 2:15. ‘And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the Spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed.’ And it is declared that ‘a seed shall serve him,’ Ps. 22:30. A godly seed generation requires both male and female.. If then the design of God, in the family constitution, is to raise up a holy seed to serve him, it is incumbent on those who have the charge of families train them up properely and it is imperative we all do keep God’s appointed family unity as well. “In the nature and design of the family constitution, therefore, arises a solemn duty resting upon parents and masters, to train up their children and servants in the way in which they should go, in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, so that when they come to the years of discretion and self-government, they may not depart from it, but become ‘a godly seed’ to serve the Lord.”(Prov 22:6 KJV) Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
All families are to have one male head as well. (Eph 5:23 KJV) For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. 24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
“The head of a family sustains to his household the threefold relation of a king, a prophet, and a priest. As a king, he rules his house, and administers its government. As a prophet, it is his business to impart suitable instruction to his children and servants. And as a priest, he should conduct the worship, and lead the social devotions of the family. These duties are strictly of a religious character, and are enjoined by Divine authority. They arise naturally out of the family constitution; and their conscientious and faithful performance, with the Divine blessing, can alone secure the great end of that institution.”
“The family constitution is the original, elementary, and therefore the simplest form of society. All public communities, whether civil or ecclesiastical, are composed of families. The forms of public societies, and their modes of government, have undergone, and are still undergoing, great and important changes; but that of the family remains, amid all these revolutions, essentially the same as when originally constituted… Families continue on the earth, that the wise object of their establishment, may be effected. ”
“Families are the appointed nurseries of both Church and State. They are to furnish civil society with virtuous and worthy members, and the church with active, useful, and devoted Christians. Both worlds may, therefore, be said to meet in the family society, and bring with them those considerations which enhance to an awful degree, the weighty responsibilities which rest upon the family head. ”
It is important to understand what the devil himself tries to break down god’s given natural order.. it is to bring curses upon all of the violators.. “From this divinely established fountain of influences, shall issue blessings or curses upon the nation and the Church. Into this fountain, then, must be thrown the salt, that its streams may be purified and purifying. Otherwise they will convey pollution and death whithersoever they flow.
(Deu 28:15 KJV) But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:
(2 Tim 3:15 KJV) And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
(2 Tim 4:1 KJV) I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
(Lev 18:22 KJV) Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
(Lev 18:23 KJV) Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion.
(Lev 20:16 KJV) And if a woman approach unto any beast, and lie down thereto, thou shalt kill the woman, and the beast: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
(Lev 20:13 KJV) If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
(Lev 20:15 KJV) And if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to death: and ye shall slay the beast.
(Lev 20:12 KJV) And if a man lie with his daughter in law, both of them shall surely be put to death: they have wrought confusion; their blood shall be upon them
(Exo 22:16 KJV) And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife.
(Jer 5:8 KJV) They were as fed horses in the morning: every one neighed after his neighbour’s wife.
(Jer 5:9 KJV) Shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD: and shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
(Jer 5:10 KJV) Go ye up upon her walls, and destroy; but make not a full end: take away her battlements; for they are not the LORD’S.
(Num 23:19 KJV) God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
I personally have no doubts at all rightfully that a real Hell is the final destination of all of the unrepentant Divorcees, Adulterers, fornicators, gays.
(1 Cor 6:9 KJV) Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
(1 Cor 6:10 KJV) Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
(Mat 18:3 KJV) And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
(Acts 17:11 KJV) These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word ( the apostlic Bible now) with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures ( the Bible) daily, whether those things were so.
George Whitefield was a great preacher but
(Acts 20:30 KJV) Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.
Most people are really personally ignorant of what the Bible actually says and thus they falsely believe what their so called leaders, men tell them as to what the Bible says.. but there is no excuse to be personally ignorant of what the Bible actually says..
(2 Tim 2:15 KJV) Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
we are to firstly study the Bible firstly itself and not the others rather
(2 Tim 2:16 KJV) But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
I still can not forget my first personal shock, horrification to discover that a Bible school student room mate was stealing my food, cause he was saving his money to take girls out on a date. I had the opportunity to revaluate the spirituality of many these related Bible students, and the same Calgary Bible school still had mostly no effect on the bad ones, they came out just as bad as they had gone it for the most parts. One reason was they had too many bad teachers now too.. for the affiliated Bible school Pastors were also stealing and committing adultery… the Judas crowd
(Eccl 11:10 KJV) Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh: for childhood and youth are vanity.
(Eccl 12:1 KJV) Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;
(Eccl 12:12 KJV) And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
(Eccl 12:13 KJV) Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
(Eccl 12:14 KJV) For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
(Rev 12:11 KJV) And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
(Heb 13:5 KJV) Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.16 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
The grass is not greener really in the neighbor’s yard, we tend to have the same common temptations, trials, hardships, problems too even sooner or later and we all even will face the same death too.
Satan the evil spirit himself uses now the very common approaches towards us all as well, the same he uses on others, in the past, present, future as well.. he personally will harass you maninly in your mind, and if he can’t succeed in this he next will send a real person to try to do that as well.. Don’t accept any of it still.
(James 4:7 KJV) Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
(James 4:8 KJV) Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
(James 4:9 KJV) Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
(James 4:10 KJV) Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
(Eccl 7:14 KJV) In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.
(Eccl 7:16 KJV) Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself?
(Eccl 7:17 KJV) Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?
(Eccl 7:18 KJV) It is good that thou shouldest take hold of this; yea, also from this withdraw not thine hand: for he that feareth God shall come forth of them all.
(Prov 24:10 KJV) If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.
(Prov 24:11 KJV) If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain;12 If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?
(Eccl 1:14 KJV) I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit. 15 That which is crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.
I have had some real rough times in my life, not just when too many people tried to kill me, robbed me, lied and slandered me.. even when I got really sick too.. but they it never got so bad that Jesus was not there and not in control… and he got me out of all, all of the bad jams always too.
But I have had some really good times in my life as well.. I have had good and bad times.. good times when I had owned a jeep,had a nice fully furnished apartment and a steady nice monthly income supplied by God himself.. .. and I used too then often travel around the country side of the foothills and rocky mountains of the province of Alberta Canada admiring the great scenes and listening to my Christian music, Scripture in song..
I really would love to return to the good old days but never to these really bad and dark days..
There are two types of of afflictions we do face, It is still significant that the words, afflictions, trouble, tribulation, etc., often comes from one and the same word in the Greek and Hebrew texts. For example, the Hebrew word oni (pronounced on-ee), often translated affliction in the Old Testament, means depression, misery, trouble and the afflictions associated with the works of the gospel. Sin, Satan and bad people do help to make it all worse.
One of Satan’s most common and successful tactic is to accuse or blame someone else for your trouble. He will also tell you that if you were rid of this person or situation your problems would cease.
Satan will tell you to do something, that your problems are due to the place, the country you live in.. and tell you to move.. as long as you are looking elsewhere you are not dealing with Satan the accuser of the brethren.
James 3:14-15 tell you where these negative and tormenting thoughts come from. “But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.”
(Gen 47:24 KJV) And it shall come to pass in the increase, that ye shall give the fifth part unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own, for seed of the field, and for your food, and for them of your households, and for food for your little ones.
(Isa 30:15 KJV) For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.
(Isa 61:5 KJV) And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vine dressers.
(Mat 23:11 KJV) But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
(Mark 10:43 KJV) But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister:
Don’t worry Satan will still send people to you, false apostles even claiming to be helpful, godly persons too. Be aware,
(Mat 10:17 KJV) But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues;
(Mat 10:18 KJV) And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.
(Mat 10:19 KJV) But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.
(Mat 10:20 KJV) For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.
(Mat 10:21 KJV) And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.
(Mat 10:22 KJV) And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
(Mat 10:23 KJV) But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.
(John 16:33 KJV) These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
(Psa 23:1 KJV) The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
(Psa 23:2 KJV) He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
(Psa 23:3 KJV) He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
(Psa 23:4 KJV) Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
(Psa 23:5 KJV) Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
(Psa 23:6 KJV) Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
Psalm 139:14-15 I will praise Thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are Thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from Thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Psalm 139:17-18 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with Thee.
Jeremiah 31:3 The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.
Psalm 37:7-9 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.
Psalm 103:2-5 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle
Isaiah 55:6-7 Seek ye the LORD while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.
Philippians 4:6-7 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.