The Land Vomits Up Its Inhabitants When They Engage In Same – Sex Relationships

In this day and age, truth has been exchanged for a lie but God is good for this write up…

Power of Prayer, Praise and the Word of God

1. Theland vomits up the inhabitants of nations which engage in same – sex relationships

In the previous post , we discovered that the Holy Scriptures Of Truth clearly revealed that same – sex relationships are perverse sexual practices.  God also warned Israel to heed the judgement of the Canaanites who were engaged in these practices. 

God said that the judgment of the Canaanites was twofold. First, the land would vomit up or spue out the inhabitants and secondly, they would be cast out of the land.  Israel would suffer the same judgment if they disobeyed the laws of God regarding sexual conduct:

Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it [is] abomination (H8441) (Leviticus 18: 22)

‘You shall not lie with a man, as with a woman. That is detestible (HNV)

Do not practice homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman. It is a…

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He who controls your desires controls your life

If you want to control a person, control them from the point of what they desire. Expose them to something that they develop a desire for it and then create a threat to restrict access to it. E.g. desire for fame, glamour, comfort, etc. Once they taste it and a threat of loss lingers, they will do anything to keep it.
Daniel 1:5 says And the king appointed for them a daily provision of the king’s delicacies and of the wine which he drank, and three years of training for them, so that at the end of that time they might serve before the king.
I believe in serving them with the King’s meals, there was a trick to get them hooked to the comforts and then get their loyalty lest they lose out.

Blessings through obedience

We may disagree with those in authority but we can only be blessed when we obey authority.. Even when you are more talented that they that are in authority.
– Romans 13:1 Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.
– 1 Samuel 26:9 But David said to Abishai, “Do not destroy him; for who can stretch out his hand against the Lord’s anointed, and be guiltless?”
– 1 Samuel 24:6 And he said to his men, “The Lord forbid that I should do this thing to my master, the Lord’s anointed, to stretch out my hand against him, seeing he is the anointed of the Lord.”
– 2 Samuel 1:14 So David said to him, “How was it you were not afraid to put forth your hand to destroy the Lord’s anointed?”
You will only be promoted basing on how you heed authority.
– 1 Samuel 15:22 Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams.

Why you should not trust the news: the view of a news editor

One night, probably in 1880, John Swinton, then the preeminent New York journalist, was the guest of honour at a banquet given him by the leaders of his craft. Someone who knew neither the press nor Swinton offered a toast to the independent press. Swinton outraged his colleagues by replying:

“There is no such thing, at this date of the world’s history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it.

“There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty_four hours my occupation would be gone.

“The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press?

“We are the tools and vessels of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.”

Though this was said before 1900’s the place of newsroom staff has not changed at all.

Beauty is beyond mustache and biceps: the big questions

I have failed in relationships. I have failed even when I have had the best intentions to make every effort to make things work. I believe many young people find themselves in situations when it comes to relationships because of lack of guidance. Trues to scripture, Hosea 4:9: …… my people perish because of lack of knowledge. Many have the right intentions but lack knowledge of what to do.

They say beauty is skin deep. This statement came at a time when women were predominantly selected on the basis of their looks. So, parents and elders advised the lads to look beyond the skin. What equal and yet imposing question can be said of men. We live in very interesting times. With the advent of social media young and old men have adopted greater attention to their looks.

In their book “What every woman wants in a woman: What every man wants in a woman”, John and Diana Hagee (2004) list the factors that women want in a man per age group. Though punctuated with strips of pun and comic relief lines, John and Diana point to the fact that looks become less important to a woman as she ages. Again, we live in very interesting times. Young men from next door are trying to look like the next top models while men past their fifties are hanging onto the fountain of youth. The stylish model-like looking wannabes and dreamers are getting the girls. So, what is the girl to ask before rending one’s heart to a godlike looking imbecile? The time is nigh to tell the girls that looks are only bicep and moustache deep.
A great man, whose name keeps out of my memory once said, “the quality of life one is to live depends on the type of questions one asks. It can also be said that the quality of relationship depends on the quality of the questions that the prospective participants in the relationship have of themselves and the other party in the relationship.

I have prepared some key questions that one ought to ask one’s self before one chooses to engage in a relationship. I have also prepared fundamental questions to ask the other party before opening up one’s heart.
a) Critical questions to ask one’s self to ask one’s self.
Deception in all its forms is not noble. It is not for a civilized person to live a life of deception even when everyone does it regularly. Of greater importance is to avoid self-deception. Self-deception involves one lying to one’s self and believing the lie. These questions are to be answered very honestly (Do not deceive self)
1. What is my family background?
a. Were my parents lawfully married or was there cohabitation?
b. Was there polygamy?
c. What is relationship I have with my siblings (including half siblings and step siblings)
d. Was there divorce (Have I come to terms with this divorce?)
i. Who do I blame for the divorce?
e. What economic activities did my parents (or guardians) engage in?
i. Was I comfortable with this kind of work?
f. What was the place of religion in my family?
g. Is tribe important to me?
h. Is race important to me?

All these affect our way of seeing value in others and relations?
2. What is my view of responsibility in a relationship? (Who is charged with what?)
3. What is my view of work?
a. What is my view of money? (In a relationship, am I okay with my partner having more money than me?
b. Am I okay with my partner pursuing a profession or an income generating passion?
4. Have I been in a relationship before?
a. Why did it fail? (Who was to blame?)
b. How many sexual partners have I been with?
c. Do I expect to engage in sexual relationship? If so, at what stage?
5. What is my health status?
a. What is my blood group?
b. What is my HIV, Sickle cell status?
c. Do I have any allergies or long term health issues? How am I coping?
6. What is my view of religion?
a. Is it okay for me to be with a person who subscribes to a different religious affiliation?
b. Do I answer to a religious authority?
7. How organised am I?
a. In my work?
b. In my place of abode?
8. How important are my friends in my decision-making processes?
a. Do the opinions of my friends influence what I choose in my life?
b. What are the opinions of my friends on relationships and marriage?
9. What do I do for a living?
a. Do I have a profession or a passion am pursuing?
b. How important is work to me?
10. How educated am I (let us face it we live in education times)?
a. Is education important to me in selecting a mate?
b. Am I still in school? (At what stage am I?)
i. Can I juggle education pursuits with a relationship?
11. Why do I want to be in a relationship?
a. Do I have time for one?
b

Do not slander thy fellow pilgrim

We have all sinned and fallen short of the mark. There ain’t a man alive what hasn’t done something that he’s ashamed of or better yet, not very proud of. Maybe it was something big or maybe something small; maybe everybody knew of it or maybe it was he alone that knew of it. Regardless, though, it was a failure to him, and he most likely took it very personal. It caused angst in his life and to some degree diminished his self-worth, and getting’ past it probably took a bit of doing. Yet, having accepted his responsibility for and learning from his mistake, he need not dwell on it any longer.
Integrity is a man’s moral compass, helping to guide him how best to handle situations that arise each and every day as he goes through life. Yet, keep in mind, men are human… and as such, we sometimes fail miserably. After having recognized their failure or mistake for what it was – a regrettable, yet brief, lapse in judgment – most men try their damnedest to get back on the right path, ‘cause like I said… a man’s level of integrity is what defines him.
Knowing that we are all human let us stop and think from now on before you speak in regards to what’s in a man’s past. No man wants nor needs be reminded of his past failures or mistakes, no matter how innocently nor in jest a comment may be. Doing so is akin to throwing that man’s low point, his failure up in his face; effectively reminding him of a time when he was lesser than the man he desires to be.

Let me end this with a few biblical treasures regarding slander.
Leviticus 19:16 says “Do not go about spreading slander among your people. Do not do anything that endangers your neighbor’s life. I am the Lord.”
Proverbs 10:18 further notes “Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips and spreads slander is a fool.”
Proverbs 30:10, “Do not slander a servant to their master, or they will curse you, and you will pay for it.”
Jeremiah 9:4 “Beware of your friends; do not trust anyone in your clan. For every one of them is a deceiver, and every friend a slanderer.”

May those that slander not be established in our families, companies and land. May the violent be crushed.