The American Wisdom Series

Presents Pamphlet #1174  Ezek kc 36-2

The record book is called the "Book of Life".

Ezekiel 20:11 And I gave them my statutes, and shewed them my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them.

Notice the big IF!

Every individual must make his own choice
concerning his relationship with our Father.

There's a proverb that goes around which says,
"If it's going to be, it's up to me!"

The laws, the statutes, and the judgments of God
have been determined and set forth and they are not going to change.

Here's the deal:

Deut. 30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
So a person is FREE to CHOOSE
to be either Pro-choice or Pro-misery and Pro-death,
though your Father obviously wants you to choose Life,
doesn't He? (He wants you to choose life for your "seed" too!)

Oh, and by the way.
It looks like the choices one makes will be recorded, right?

The record book is called the "Book of Life".

Rev. 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
A person's "works" are determined by the "choices" he makes.

We need to bring back the laws of Leviticus and Deuteronomy
and enforce them in this nation.

You see,
God's law says that when a person is convicted of premeditated murder
that he or she is to be publicly executed
and the next of kin gets to pull the guillotine lever
or flip on the high-voltage switch.
(Maybe that concept would work as a new slogan for a bumper sticker,
"Eliminate Criminals, not Guns".)

Ezekiel 20:12 Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them.
If God's children would just keep His sabbaths (which means rests)
as He commanded,
they would not be so easily thrown off track
and do things like hunt Ishtar eggs and bring symbols of fertility,
like bunny rabbits, into the house of God.

The first sabbath and the most important one,
the "Highest Day" in all of Christianity, is the Passover.
It is to be observed forever (though now not with the killing of a lamb)
because Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, became our Passover (1 Cor. 5:7).

He IS the sign between God and man.

[13] But the house of Israel rebelled against me in the wilderness: they walked not in my statutes, and they despised my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them; and my sabbaths they greatly polluted: then I said, I would pour out my fury upon them in the wilderness, to consume them.
Today, the "Traditions of Men" (bull)
have replaced His Word and His sabbaths
JUST AS the molten calves replaced them in the days of Jeroboam.

Our Father was NOT happy with idolatrous worship then,
and He is not happy with it NOW!

[14]But I wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted before the heathen, in whose sight I brought them out.
Our Father loves the heathen too,
for they also are His children.

Of course He wants them to know as well
that He is the One and only God.

Ezekiel 20:15
Yet also I lifted up my hand unto them in the wilderness, that I would not bring them into the land which I had given them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands;
When God "lifts up His hand", watch out!

Someone is about to get spanked!
How about for disobedience?

Isn't that why you discipline your children?

[16]Because they despised my judgments, and walked not in my statutes, but polluted my sabbaths: for their heart went after their idols.
the Lord's passover has become polluted with a tradition of man
called "Easter",
which is NOT even to be found in the New Testament manuscripts.

So where did it come from?

[17] Nevertheless mine eye spared them from destroying them, neither did I make an end of them in the wilderness.
Notice our Father does not act or react upon emotions,
but all His decisions are based on what is RIGHT
and what is good for all of His children.
[18] But I said unto their children in the wilderness, Walk ye not in the statutes of your fathers, neither observe their judgments, nor defile yourselves with their idols:
The parents wouldn't listen,
so He told their children to quit observing the religious practices of their parents.

How about you?

What about the religion of your parents.
Of course they were or are good people,
but have you checked out what you have been taught to believe
with what the Bible actually says?

You say you don't feel there's any need to check it out?

If it was good enough for grandma and grandpa
it is good enough for you too?

Bad choice!

That will recorded in the book.
Count on it!

This might be a good time to quote
one of the greatest Christian scholars of all time, E.W. Bullinger,
wrote the following in the introduction to one of his books titled,
"How to Enjoy the Bible", American Christian Press, 1983, pg. 6:

"When we come to ask ourselves, and say,
'Where did I learn this?'
'How did I get this?'
'Who taught me this?'
it is astonishing to find how much we have imbibed from man,
and from tradition;
and not directly and for ourselves,
from the Word of God.

All that we have learned from our youth up
must be tested and proved by the Word of God.

Where we find it is true we must learn it all over again, from God.

And where it will not stand the test of His Word
we must be not only content,
but thankful to give it up;
and receive Divine revelation in the place of man's imagination."

Not very many people have the courage to seek the truth from His Word.
Ezekiel 20:19
I am the LORD your God; walk in my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them;
This is the first commandment, repeated here:
"I am the LORD your God."
[20]And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the LORD your God.
There's commandment # 4 too.

I guess this means the Easter Bunny is going to have to go, doesn't it?

The practices and worship of Easter (Ishtar)
are an abomination to our Father.

Perhaps most of our parents kept it or keep it.

What should we do now?
Get to work and start studying!

2 Tim. 2:15 "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."

And DO 1 Thes. 5:21:

 1 Thes. 5:21 "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good."

Of course the choice is an individual one.
We don't have to do our homework,
but we should expect the Teacher will record an
"F" in the book beside our name, shouldn't we?

It would seem however,
that if a person believes Jesus Christ when He said
that many would be deceived by the traditions of men in these last days,
that the probability is pretty high that that person
has been covered by bull manure and stinks to high heaven
like the elders of Israel.

One can take his chances or do his homework.

To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.

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