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Pamphlet 1605 Jonah kc 4-2

Do not throw away your mercy in this final generation
by following the traditions of men
and doing that which seems right in your own eyes!

Jonah 2:7 When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.
When times are tough and we suffer trials and tribulation we are quick to turn to God.

But when Jeshurun waxes fat (Deut. 32:15), i.e. when times are good as in when we are "fat and happy" and healthy and prosperous, that is when we forsake Him, and take lightly what the LORD our Rock has done for us.

Deut. 32:15
But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
In that sense, and this is extremely important to understand, the greater test of your faith and obedience to God is when times are good, not bad!

Therefore it is more easily understood that the Great Tribulation of Satan as the false-christ, who brings peace and prosperity to all the world, brings about a greater apostasy than would occur during the trials and tribulations of adversity and of bloodshed and war.

For when "the chips are down", our people cry out, but it seems that when they are "rolling in the chips" they ignore Him.

I mean, who needs Him then?

Jonah 2:8
They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.
This is a very important verse for our generation so let it serve as a warning.

Do not throw away your mercy in this final generation by following the traditions of men and doing that which seems right in your own eyes!

Proverbs 14:12 "There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death."

You stick to God's Word and His Plan exactly as it is written. Love Him with all your heart and mind and soul (Deut. 11:13, Mark 12:30), which is to "sacrifice unto Him with the voice of thanksgiving", and "pay that which you have vowed", which is to strive to "keep His commands"!

Jesus said in John 14:15, "If ye love me, keep my commandments." So when He tells you in His Word to do a thing, even like "learn the parable of the fig tree" which He commanded us to do in Mat. 24:32, Mark 13:28, then do it.

Be a doer of the Word and stay off of the commercial ships of Tarshish headed in the wrong direction.

Jonah 2:9
But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.
Jesus Christ paid the price by His death on the cross and there is none other name and none other way by which a person can be saved, for as it is written, "none can keep alive his own soul (Ps. 22:29)".

It is fitting that we conclude today's study with the final words of Psalm 22.

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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