Date Posted：02/01/2016 12:58 AMCopy HTML
Recipe for success or failure
Deut 17: 14 When thou art come unto the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, and shalt possess it, and shalt dwell therein, and shalt say, I will set a king over me, like as all the nations that are about me;
15 Thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee, whom the Lord thy God shall choose: one from among thy brethren shalt thou set king over thee: thou mayest not set a stranger over thee, which is not thy brother.
16 But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses: forasmuch as the Lord hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way.
17 Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.
18 And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites:
19 And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the Lord his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them:
20 That his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left: to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of Israel.
Steps to keeping a nation or ‘church’ right with God:
God did not want Israel to set up a king, but since they wanted this, they wanted to be like the nations around them….this was to their downfall.
God told them to only choose one that God chose, from among their brethren. He said you may not set a stranger over thee, which is not thy brother.
This is a bad decision for our own nation at this time in that they chose a stranger who is not our brother. He is not one of us and does not care for us, therefore, he will be to the downfall of our nation.
It is the same with any church. When you choose a strange to be over you, to rule over you and he is not one of you, he will be to your downfall. When a church does not pray and seek God’s will in choosing a man to be over them, they are going to get a man of satan, who will lead them far away from God.
Verse 16 shows that the ruler should not multiply riches of any sort to himself. If he does, it will corrupt him and be your downfall. All the kings and our presidents went directly against this rule of God, set themselves up in riches and above the people. All pastors of churches do the same thing. They must be PAID to preach. Any church which falls into this foolish and hurtful practice, is going to become nothing more than a social gathering place. Know of any that are not? I do not know of any. It is the sure mark of the BEAST to pay or receive pay for preaching, teaching or any work for God. Jesus said this must be freely done.
Then God said for the king, (which would apply to our president, your pastor, or any leader), to get a copy of the Word of God and read in it everyday, all the days of his life so he can learn to fear and obey the Lord.
You see our nation has fallen into total destruction right now. Murder on top of murder every single day. Disease eating away at the very core of our nation. This is true of the churches also. They may continue to get together, but they are spiritually DEAD. Why do they not seek for prophecies for the things that are wrong in our land? What to do? When one is sick, why not seek a prophecy for them…what is wrong…how to heal it. But no, people have forgotten that God is a God of wonders and gifts to take care of every need that may arise. No, they do not turn to God or even believe He would or could do such a thing.
Why? They have failed to obey this very scripture…to read the Word of God every day all their lives. You think it is not necessary and yet it is the most needful thing there is.
Look carefully at verse 20. ..that his heart be not lifted up above his brethren…. wow! Are not pastors set up far above their brethren? And they would have it no other way…special chair, up front, so he can be gazed upon and adored = worship.
He must be paid. He must be the most respected. He must be the only one who can teach and say what is truth. People must obey this person. It will be your destruction. See that God is against this thing of lifting one above another.
The presidents, or kings are so far above their brethren till they cannot possible be one of us and do the thing that is needful for the people. It is not God’s way, so it leads to destruction and violence. Jesus Christ never lifted himself above anyone. He was meek and lowly and humble. This is hard to find in people anymore.
In obeying God all the way, not turning to the right or left, he could prolong his days and his kingdom, or church.
But no. They must follow satan and his worldly ways. Do not study the word of God. Do not go by his Word. Do not be just like the brethren. They must be rich and worshiped and do as they please, not what pleases God.
And so nation after nation; church after church, has and will continue to fall into destruction and sickness until they return to God’s ways. I do not see it happening.
I don’t even see a hand-full of people who even care for these messages, which teach the truth and the ways of God. See, it comes from one who reads the Word, loves the Word, and is being taught by the Holy Ghost and receives no pay or honor for this work. Jesus said, the reproaches of those that reproached God, fell on him.
So I gladly also accept the reproach of serving Jesus in truth and in Spirit.
By: Jo Smith, Jan 31.. 2016