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Pamphlet 1994 Hebrews kc 24-1

Do you have a purpose and a destiny?

If so, Paul has given you instruction to cast aside those things that burden you
and weigh you down and "run the race (do Father's will) which is set before us."

In so doing, learn to be disciplined IN the Word of God
and walk in His ways while at the same time learning to be disciplined (be chastised) BY the Word of God.

Therefore, keep your eyes "looking up",
focused on Jesus Christ, and stand up and "run the race set before us"
with patient endurance.

In other words, God's elect must first stand up tall
and be strong in His Word and disciplined in His ways
so as to be able to serve Him by helping to "strengthen" others!

That is what running the race, which is doing God's will, is all about.

Hebrews 12:12 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;
How can one defend himself if he is weak and his "hands hang down"?

How can one run the race if his knees are feeble?

The point is that the great spiritual battle of these last days
requires the strengthening of one's mind which can only come from the proper spiritual nourishment
obtained by "eating" and "absorbing" the Word of God.

It is the duty of the watchman, of whom EZEK-I-EL (whose name means "God is my Strength"
or "Whom God Strengthens") was the forerunner,
the type given for our "ensample",
to first "eat the roll written within and without",
i.e. the entire Word of God,and then bring forth and teach that Word which both
lifts up and strengthens to his brothers and sisters (see Ezek. 2:9-3:4).

[13] And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it [him] rather be healed.
It is Jesus Christ, the Word of God, who does the spiritual "healing" of the blind and the lame and raises up the spiritually dead, even those "dry bones" of Ezek. 37 & Matthew 11:5 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.

Side thought on Matthew 11:5
Matthew 11:4 Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and show John again those things which ye do hear and see:
Matthew 11:5 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.
Editors Note: I read verse 5 several times. Did I miss the part about the poor recieving welfare checks stolen from others in the form of Federal taxes?

Let's continue our study "Do you have a purpose and a destiny?" Sorry for the interuption! I couldn't resist.

So stay on course by being disciplined and following the truth of God's Word
and do not stray to the right nor to the left to follow after the paths of man's traditions
which will lead you down the wrong road and worse yet, cause others to follow.

Do as Paul just said, quoting from the scriptures,
and "Make straight paths for your feet" so that others who follow you do not stumble,
are not tripped up, and are not lead astray by the path you follow!

We find these same "words to the wise" in the book of Proverbs.

Proverbs 4:26 Ponder [prepare] the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.
To be "established" is to be firmly rooted in the Word of God
so that you cannot be shaken by the wind.

It is to have that solid foundation (the substance of faith)
under you whereby you stand unmovable upon the Rock!

There is a great shaking coming and all that is not firmly established in truth and justice shall be destroyed.

[27] Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.
Most people when they talk about "walking the straight and narrow path"
think it means that you must be a "goody, goody two shoes"
and never sin in the flesh,
which to their carnal (flesh oriented) minds means if you smoke a cigarette or drink an adult beverage, etc.,
you have strayed the path.

However, the path we are discussing are His "ways" of Truth and Justice
which flow from the mercy seat, from the Word of God.

You see, there was once a "morning star" whose name was Lucifer (which means "morning star")
who walked the straight and narrow path in adhering to and protecting the mercy seat.

In fact, he was appointed by God to do just that, to cover (protect) truth and justice as an anointed cherub.

We can read about him (Satan) in Ezek. 28:

Ezekiel 28:14-16 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.

[15] Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.

At one time he "made straight the paths of his feet"
but then because of pride and for self gain he began to introduce liberalism
into all the righteous paths of God and pervert truth and corrupt justice
"by the multitude of his merchandising".

However, the big problem was that he "drew a third of the stars (Rev. 12:4)",
God's children, away from the mercy seat to follow after his crooked paths!

[16] By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
The word "sinned" used in this verse is the Hebrew word "chata", Strong's #2398,
which in the causative sense means to "lead astray".

It was because of his "chata" that Satan was judged and sentenced to perish,
to be destroyed as the above verse documents.

The point is, make straight the paths of your feet and don't wander away from the truth of God's Word
and thereby cause others to follow the wrong path which are the "ways" patterned after the vain traditions of men.

Out Father doesn't like it, which is an understatement for sure! Perhaps you are "wise"
enough to see what has happened to our nation's judicial, educational, economic, and religion systems,
which have become so "liberalized" with the "leaven of the scribes and Pharisees"
as to now be filled with corruption, dilution, oppression, and perversity.
See pamphlet #1012

Thank God it won't be this way much longer,
because after the "chastisement" brought about by the king of Babylon (antichrist),
our people who now choose to remain ignorant of their Father's Word
and thus learn the "hard way",
will have their eyes and ears opened and desire to return to His ways and walk in His paths.

Isaiah 2:3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
Until Jesus Christ returns at the sound of the 7th Trump,
and walk in His ways shall be among the firstfruits at His coming.

So let us be about our Father's business and run the race
and declare His righteousness (Ps. 22:31)
by strengthening the hands that hang down
and the feeble knees that others may join in the race and take part in the joy of healing and being healed.

Let us now review Heb. 12:12-13 through the words of Isaiah the prophet: See pamphlet #1995

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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