Summary of Bible references on the Rapture

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Proverbs 29:14-16 Blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s correction

14 If a king judges the poor with fairness, his throne will be established forever.

The poor are totally focused on what is fair. As a teacher children would always argue that some rule or other wasn’t fair. I would always correct them and point out that what they mean is that the rule isn’t right. Since the rule is applied the same to everyone by definition it is fair, they aren’t arguing that I am not applying it to everyone the same they are arguing that it shouldn’t be a rule in the first place. I would then say that their objection had been noted. It is like rules in a game. Should we have a 3 point line in basketball? How far should it be? As long as the rule is fair to both sides it really doesn’t matter. Should the half be thirty minutes or 40 minutes? Again, as long as it is applied fairly it doesn’t really matter. The key point for a ruler is the same as the key point for a teacher, just be fair, be transparent. Everyone needs to know what the rules are and how they are applied. As long as the kids know you are fair, you don’t have the “teacher’s pet” you don’t have some bias against some kid that gets under your skin then they will all stand up for you. If you have 150 students one of them will try to get by with some phony accusation of bias. When that happens the principal will call in other students from the class to hear what they say. If it is phony all the kids will make it clear that you are fair and have no bias. Once the principal has trust in you then your “throne will be established”. This is the basic rule in classroom management.

15 A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom, but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother.

Do you reflect on the discipline you have received, on the rods you have received? The headmaster of a high school that I went to recently died and so I wrote a personal testimony concerning him. I said that my fondest memory of him was when he caned me. I had broken the rules, I pointed out that he was very fair about it and although he wanted to punish me much more severely he felt that would not be fair. I thought that was a very stand up thing for him to do. But on top of that when I tell others that I was caned in high school they are stunned, it has quickly turned into one of my best stories. Today I am very happy that I was caned, everyone is so focused on “being wronged” it really helps mollify all these SJW’s (social justice warriors).

16 When the wicked thrive, so does sin, but the righteous will see their downfall.

What a wonderful promise. This refers to the rapture and the day of the Lord. The righteous will be raptured, they will be delivered, snatched out of the way of harm, but they will also see the downfall of the wicked. This is one of the blessings of heeding wisdom’s correction.
 

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Jeremiah 6:28-30 They are called rejected silver

28 They are all hardened rebels, going about to slander. They are bronze and iron; they all act corruptly. 29 The bellows blow fiercely to burn away the lead with fire, but the refining goes on in vain; the wicked are not purged out. 30 They are called rejected silver, because the Lord has rejected them.”

“They are called rejected silver” -- can’t get any clearer than that. He is talking about those who are left behind after the rapture.
 

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Hebrews 7:1-4 -- What does Sodom and Gomorrah have to do with the First Rapture?

1 This Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of God Most High. He met Abraham returning from the defeat of the kings and blessed him, 2 and Abraham gave him a tenth of everything. First, the name Melchizedek means “king of righteousness”; then also, “king of Salem” means “king of peace.” 3 Without father or mother, without genealogy, without beginning of days or end of life, resembling the Son of God, he remains a priest forever.

They give us an overview of the key points, but I think it is important to go back and read the whole story.

Genesis 14:1 At the time when Amraphel was king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Kedorlaomer king of Elam and Tidal king of Goyim, 2 these kings went to war against Bera king of Sodom, Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, Shemeber king of Zeboyim, and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar). 3 All these latter kings joined forces in the Valley of Siddim (that is, the Dead Sea Valley). 4 For twelve years they had been subject to Kedorlaomer, but in the thirteenth year they rebelled. 5 In the fourteenth year, Kedorlaomer and the kings allied with him went out and defeated the Rephaites in Ashteroth Karnaim, the Zuzites in Ham, the Emites in Shaveh Kiriathaim 6 and the Horites in the hill country of Seir, as far as El Parannear the desert. 7 Then they turned back and went to En Mishpat (that is, Kadesh), and they conquered the whole territory of the Amalekites, as well as the Amorites who were living in Hazezon Tamar. 8 Then the king of Sodom, the king of Gomorrah, the king of Admah, the king of Zeboyim and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar) marched out and drew up their battle lines in the Valley of Siddim 9 against Kedorlaomer king of Elam, Tidal king of Goyim, Amraphel king of Shinar and Arioch king of Ellasar—four kings against five. 10 Now the Valley of Siddim Was full of tar pits, and when the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, some of the men fell into them and the rest fled to the hills. 11 The four kings seized all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah and all their food; then they went away. 12 They also carried off Abram’s nephew Lot and his possessions, since he was living in Sodom. 13 A man who had escaped came and reported this to Abram the Hebrew. Now Abram was living near the great trees of Mamre the Amorite, a brother of Eshkol and Aner, all of whom were allied with Abram. 14 When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he called out the 318 trained men born in his household and went in pursuit as far as Dan. 15 During the night Abram divided his men to attack them and he routed them, pursuing them as far as Hobah, north of Damascus. 16 He recovered all the goods and brought back his relative Lot and his possessions, together with the women and the other people.

So if you read this carefully this is not some skirmish or raiding party. This has been war and conquest which has been going on in this area for 14 years. That is a long time, just as long as from the 2008 Mortgage meltdown to 2022. It seems to involve every single group of people being allied with one side or the other and fighting. And even though there are so many groups of people they have formed two alliances, one versus the other. The only thing is that it seems none of these “kings” (apparently all these different groups like to call their leader a king) included Abraham into their political machinations. So we have Abraham the father of faith and the household of faith rising up as an army and pursuing after them all the way to Dan. This is a very weird way to describe it as Dan is Abraham’s great grandson, and Northern Israel was not called Dan until long after Moses is dead. You are using the border of a coming kingdom to describe this particular battle.

17 After Abram returned from defeating Kedorlaomer and the kings allied with him, the king of Sodom came out to meet him in the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley).

The story makes it clear that Abraham was not in any way involved in the political future or present of Sodom, but rather his relative lived there so he went to save him. To make a modern comparison you have the "globalists" battling the "nationalists" in the US. The globalists seem to have won but then Abraham representing the household of faith rides in to save the day.

18 Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High, 19 and he blessed Abram, saying, “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth. 20 And praise be to God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand.” We also see that God is involved because Abraham was involved. It was God who delivered the enemies into his hand.

Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.

21 The king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give me the people and keep the goods for yourself.” 22 But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “With raised hand I have sworn an oath to the Lord, God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth, 23 that I will accept nothing belonging to you, not even a thread or the strap of a sandal, so that you will never be able to say, ‘I made Abram rich.’ 24 I will accept nothing but what my men have eaten and the share that belongs to the men who went with me—to Aner, Eshkol and Mamre. Let them have their share.”

First, Abraham swore an oath as he pursued the enemy, since God answered him he was bound by that oath. The oath was that all glory and honor would go to God. The king of Sodom was a liar and Abraham knew it, if he took so much as the tiniest trinket this king would rewrite the history that Abraham was his hired servant and that the king of Sodom had engineered this victory. This story resulted in praise and glory to God because God’s camp, God’s army was revealed to be the true power in the land.

4 Just think how great he was: Even the patriarch Abraham gave him a tenth of the plunder!

In this story we have God, we have the household of faith that has been built into an army, we have all the evil and corrupt worldly forces and we have Melchizedek which we learn here in Hebrews represent Jesus Christ in His ascension. Jesus is not declared to be a priest after the order of Melchizedek until He ascends to the throne. Not only so but He is the King of righteousness and the King of peace. This is a picture of Jesus Christ, glorious lord of all, coming to meet His people at the end of the age, after they have stood by faith to prevent their house from being broken into. This story depicts the coming of the Lord after His people win this victory through faith in Him. Many say “what does the US have to do with the Lord’s coming?” Well, what does Sodom and Gomorrah have to do with the Lord’s coming? There are two raptures of God’s people, in one the Lord Jesus likened it to Noah entering the ark with his family, and in the other He likened it to Lot escaping Sodom by the skin of his teeth. When fire falls on Sodom that is depicting the situation in the great tribulation and how some believers will be pulled from the fire. This depicts the rapture before that time as a reward and a blessing to those who were victorious over sin and death. However, when Jesus said it would be as the days of Sodom and Gomorrah He wasn't just referring to Lot being rescued from fire and brimstone but also Lot being rescued by Abraham. You have the first and the second "harpazo" being depicted in this story. Hebrews 11 gives us the first Harpazo.
 

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Proverbs 29 17-19 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; and so shall ye be my disciples.

17 Discipline your children, and they will give you peace; they will bring you the delights you desire.

Discipline does not mean punish. When I was a teacher we learned the importance of having positive habits in the classroom. You don’t do the same thing every day, but you have a routine that the kids are familiar with so they know from the very get go what to do. It helps them redeem the time. Then I learned that our kids were very poor at the open ended questions so I began the day, every day, with a few of these questions. You walk in, take the sheet and work on them. This habit became a discipline. On days we used computers you could not get a computer until you completed in a satisfactory way the questions. I would stand by the computers, they would bring me their paper and if it was completely correct they get a computer. I would mark the questions that were right and wrong so if you got two right and one wrong you needed to go back and fix that one. Soon kids around the class had computers so if someone is having trouble I might give them a hint or I might tell them to ask a friend of theirs to help them. The first ten times we did this there was a lot of resistance and kids who seemed lost. But after the second month it was just a routine, most kids had no trouble, a few kids had some trouble and every now and then there would be one kid who needed special attention. But after five or six months this became very easy for the kids. By the end of the year they were disciplined by this practice.

18 Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction.

Really, what is the point of working hard? I would begin each year with a little statistical analysis of the top Earth Science programs in NY city and show them where the previous year’s class stood. I would give them a vision that I expected my class to compete with the very best students in the city. This was an inner city school that is generally scoring at the bottom of any analysis. However, this wasn’t hype, I was showing them the data, they could talk to the kids who were in the class the year before. The point was they could be excellent, they could be champions, they could do something they would be proud of.

19 Servants cannot be corrected by mere words; though they understand, they will not respond.

Don’t tell me how to do it better, show me. I don’t want to hear your sales pitch, I want to see the evidence, the facts, the truth. There are two very different lessons from this verse. One is do not just speak something and think you “taught that lesson”. The other is you have to change people’s mindset from being a servant. If you are an owner you are fully focused on your business, all you need to do is hear one word and you will jump into action. But servants don’t have that attitude. A servant is not worried about the money flow or financial health of the company, they just assume that will be OK, not their problem, and they simply want to do their job. You want kids to take ownership of their education, of their future. A change in mindset will result in them being better students.
 

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Hebrews 7:5-28 The hope is that we would become men like Elijah, men who God hears their prayers

5 Now the law requires the descendants of Levi who become priests to collect a tenth from the people—that is, from their fellow Israelites—even though they also are descended from Abraham.6 This man, however, did not trace his descent from Levi, yet he collected a tenth from Abraham and blessed him who had the promises. 7 And without doubt the lesser is blessed by the greater. 8 In the one case, the tenth is collected by people who die; but in the other case, by him who is declared to be living. 9 One might even say that Levi, who collects the tenth, paid the tenth through Abraham, 10 because when Melchizedek met Abraham, Levi was still in the body of his ancestor.

This is talking about the church. We, for the most part, don’t trace our lineage to Levi. We are sons of Abraham because we believe. We are members of the household of faith because of our faith, not our flesh. On the one hand Jesus is a Jew and of the household of Judah. He is a son of Abraham, son of David. But on the other hand He is the Lord of glory, the eternal one without beginning or end.

11 If perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood—and indeed the law given to the people established that priesthood—why was there still need for another priest to come, one in the order of Melchizedek, not in the order of Aaron? 12 For when the priesthood is changed, the law must be changed also. 13 He of whom these things are said belonged to a different tribe, and no one from that tribe has ever served at the altar.14 For it is clear that our Lord descended from Judah, and in regard to that tribe Moses said nothing about priests. 15 And what we have said is even more clear if another priest like Melchizedek appears,16 one who has become a priest not on the basis of a regulation as to his ancestry but on the basis of the power of an indestructible life. 17 For it is declared: “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.”

“If perfection could have been attained”. This is what the book of James refers to, how to do a perfect work. When Hebrews tells us to move on from the elemental teachings it is telling us to move on from all the regulations found in the priesthood of the Levitical priests to the priesthood of Melchizedek. Keeping the regulations of the levitical priesthood can never make you perfect, only the resurrection life can do that.

18 The former regulation is set aside because it was weak and useless 19 (for the law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God.

What is the hope in the book of James? The hope is that we would become men like Elijah, men that God hears their prayers and answers their prayers. Men who can overthrow the wicked Jezebel by their prayers. Think about Karl Marx and the communist manifesto. A basic theme in this theory is that you have an oppressive ruling class and a working class that is being oppressed. Let's assume he was right, what is he going to do about it? All of these ones who complain about being oppressed and the leaders being corrupt, what are they going to do about it? No one has a solution. Recently one of the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement bought a 1.4 million dollar home in an an all white neighborhood (99% white). The communist rulers in China and Russia are just as corrupt as the Czar or KMT were. Being poor is not proof that you are not corrupt and being rich is not proof that you are. Communism has not made anything perfect, neither has democracy. They are both weak and useless at dealing with the corruption on display in Sodom and Gomorrah.

20 And it was not without an oath! Others became priests without any oath, 21 but he became a priest with an oath when God said to him: “The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind: ‘You are a priest forever.’”


This matter of the oath is an essential theme to the first rapture. Elizabeth, who gave birth to John, refers to our oath with God. Hanukkah is the feast of rededication, it refers to us renewing our vows to God. The story of Esther which is referenced in the book of Zechariah is also a reference to our oath with God. This story of Abraham refers to his living and walking according to his solemn oath with God. This is a two way street, those who are raptured in this first rapture have a solemn oath with God that they keep and in return He also keeps His oath with them. Joe Biden took an oath to protect and defend the constitution, two months later he is saying that the amendments in the constitution are not "absolute" and he is issuing executive orders that infringe on those rights. People who are corrupt will violate their oath.

22 Because of this oath, Jesus has become the guarantor of a better covenant. 23 Now there have been many of those priests, since death prevented them from continuing in office; 24 but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. 25 Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God Through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.

What is a priest’s function? When people need help that only God can provide they can go to the priest who will intercede for them. Our election was stolen and the US has been taken over by thieves. We need help. We have appealed to the law courts and the legislators and they have shirked their responsibility. We need the Lord. He made an oath to save us completely.

26 Such a high priest truly meets our need—one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens.27 Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself. 28 For the law appoints as high priests men in all their weakness; but the oath, which came after the law, appointed the Son, who has been made perfect forever.
 

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Psalm 120:2 Deliver my soul, O Jehovah, from lying lips, And from a deceitful tongue.

I realize that not everyone fully appreciates that they have been lying to us about the pandemic.

When the pandemic first hit it was reasonable to call for a shutdown for two weeks to "flatten the curve". Not nationwide but in places where the hospital was overwhelmed. But when they did that I felt I needed to really pay attention to what is going on because I am a science teacher and I wanted to be able to explain to the kids what is going on.

They taught us to practice social distancing, that made sense, you can reduce the viral load that you get exposed to when you get exposed.

But they kept the lockdown going and never did they talk about the cost of this, only the benefit. This was crushing business, crushing schools, hurting kids and I have always been taught to do a "cost benefit analysis". So I was looking for them to walk us through the cost benefit analysis but they never did.

Instead Cuomo was held up as the gold standard of how to deal with this and Desantis was vilified. I paid attention to that and was looking for the "superspreader" events to lead to catastrophe but they never did. Instead Florida which didn't shut down and had big rallys did much better than NY. I paid attention to that.

I was looking for the data to show the kids and realized that kids are not getting sick and outdoor events were not bad. It also showed that the lockdown in NYC was not beneficial in the full analysis.

So at this point I had a bunch of issues. They said 2 weeks and it was turning into a year. They said Cuomo was the gold standard and yet the data said he was the worst. They said Desantis was the worst and the data said he was the best.

Then they shut down churches but kept Las Vegas and Atlantic City open. That seemed idiotic to me, a transparent lie.

If masks work why aren't they working?
If shutdowns work why aren't they working?
If the vaccine works why isn't the vaccine working?

Then they compared the mandate of this vaccine with the mandates of other vaccines like Polio or Measles. But that was a total lie. Polio and Measles vaccines took 50 years before we had a safe and effective vaccine. For 50 years we were told the various attempts were safe and effective only for the data to prove they weren't. I felt this was just a way to lie to those who were uninformed. You need 12 years of data to know if a vaccine is safe and effective.

Fauci at this point was being peppered with questions and he responded that "to question him was to question science". That was when I became clear he was a liar. I teach science and the history of science has always been all kinds of questions and debates back and forth.

That is when I learned that he had funded bioweapons research at the Wuhan lab with Coronavirus. Whether or not he had worked on Covid19 he should have immediately told the president this and contacted all his people in Wuhan to find out what they knew. Instead he deceitfully tried to steer all attention away from the Wuhan lab.

I then learned that the Democrats, the ones responsible for slavery, the Civil war and Jim Crow that they were saying because of all the terrible things done to blacks in the past they wanted blacks to go to the head of the line to get the shot. These are deceitful liars, there is no fruit of righteousness, no evidence of repentance, no way anyone should trust them.

I also learned that Africa had one of the lowest vaccination rates, around 2% and they had seen the pandemic virtually extinguished.

I also learned from an insurance company CEO that actuarial data shows a 40% increase in deaths among 18-64 year olds who are working. A 10% increase would be 3 standard deviations. A 40% increase is unprecedented and indicates the most horrific event imaginable and this could not be attributed to Covid because he was comparing the 3rd quarter of 2021 with all of 2020 when we had a pandemic.
 

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Proverbs 29:20-23 Pride brings a person low

20 Do you see someone who speaks in haste? There is more hope for a fool than for them.

Foot in mouth disease. Biden makes a campaign ad about Kyle Rittenhouse being a militia man. CNN accuses some kids of being insulting to a native American and wind up losing a massive lawsuit. Lebron James blames the police for shooting Jacob Blake. Before spouting off find out what actually happened.

21 A servant pampered from youth will turn out to be insolent.


It is amazing how insolent the kids are that grow up in the public school system. Everyone is so pampered. You cannot imagine the arm twisting that goes on to make sure no kid gets a failing grade. There are kids who commit felonies and the pressure that is put on the administration and the victims to downgrade to a misdemeanor. Kids cursing out teachers is nothing these days. Meanwhile they are being taught that their failures are all due to systemic racism. It is a toxic mix of pampering and supporting self justification.
22 An angry person stirs up conflict, and a hot-tempered person commits many sins.

Antifa is an angry person that is stirring up conflict. They are hot tempered. I heard that 93% of the BLM protests were peaceful. However, when you did the numbers based on all the BLM protests 7% came to something like 500 violent protests in less than a year! Looting, fires, murder, all committed during these riots.

23 Pride brings a person low, but the lowly in spirit gain honor.

That is the root of the problem. Lebron James is proud, thinks he can pass judgment on anyone, same with CNN and Biden. That pride will bring them low. Kids in the public school, failing all their exams, yet being pushed through the system, becoming insolent and untrainable. They are proud, full of self justification, but they will be brought low when they discover no employer wants them. My wife worked in the prison system, she refused to get the vaccine and so resigned. She was responsible to do all kinds of shift reports that her colleagues avoided doing. But once she and a few others left they had no choice and were soon fired for falsifying reports. We have since heard that those quality people who didn’t resign are now in the process of leaving because the whole situation is like a house of cards collapsing. The vaccine mandates were like a game of jenga where they pulled out a few of the pegs holding up the entire structure. The same people who talked a big game and promised the moon have been discovered to be just as incompetent as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
 

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Proverbs 29:24-27 Separating the wheat from the tares

24 The accomplices of thieves are their own enemies; they are put under oath and dare not testify.

This is where the real keystone cops are. After the 2020 election Time magazine ran a cover story trying to claim credit for stealing the election. Then there were Antifa that wanted to post on social media to claim credit for January 6th. Think about it, some punk kid could be involved in major historical events of epic consequences and he can’t say anything or else he will be confessing to treason, sedition, and other serious felonies. But if he says nothing everyone thinks he is a loser who can’t do anything. People’s ego is a major problem. Sure you got paid and they specifically paid you to keep your mouth shut and yet you learn what is the point if I am despised as a total loser?

25 Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.

This is where the true leaders emerge because they aren’t afraid of man. Margorie Taylor Green is an excellent example of that, a junior member of congress, Pelosi stripped her of all committees, and yet she has emerged as a major leader in the Republican party simply because she, unlike most other Republicans, is not afraid of man.

26 Many seek an audience with a ruler, but it is from the Lord that one gets justice.

Yes, we have all learned that we need to pray. I appreciate those who are joining precincts or going to school board meetings, or speaking the truth, or battling election fraud in the courts. All of that is great, but praying for justice has become clearly the only way we will get justice.

27 The righteous detest the dishonest; the wicked detest the upright.

There you have it, this is why the country is polarized. The wicked detest the upright, this is why Hillary Clinton called them the “deplorables and irredeemable”. She is wicked and she detests the upright. On the other hand the righteous detest the dishonest. We see videos of them stuffing ballots, or pulling the ballots out of hiding, or read emails from Fauci that reveal how dishonest he is, or see the hypocrisy of people concerning January 6th, etc., etc. We detest these lies that Psaki tells us everyday or Fauci tells us everyday or Harris tells us everyday. This is the end of the age and we see the tares being tied up into bundles and the wheat being gathered into their bundles and their is a very clear separation between the two. The Lord is separating out the wicked from the righteous.
 

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"You are sick but we have this potion that will make it better"


"Prepare my people to leave"
 

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Proverbs 19:13-29 Navigating through the fog

13 A foolish child is a father’s ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like the constant dripping of a leaky roof.

My father taught me the importance of navigating away from the rocks. We had a small boat and I went out with him before school to check our lobster pots. One morning the fog came in and once we dropped the pots back down we couldn’t see five feet in front of the boat. Our lobster pots were in among the rocks so this was quite scary, go the wrong way and we’ll be on the rocks. On the other hand you can’t just sit there because the tide and wind will push you onto the rocks. What to do? We could hear a bell buoy nearby so my dad decided to head towards it with me on the bow watching for rocks with an oar. Still once you get to the bell buoy you are now on the edge of the channel, but which edge? We got up to the buoy and my dad asked for the number, I didn’t realize these things had numbers, but I found it and told him. He then pulled out the map found the number and we were then able to figure out almost where we were. We then headed to the next bell buoy and when we had that number we knew exactly where we were. I never understood before why we needed that map. The Bible is our map, it helps us navigate in the most extreme circumstances.

14 Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the Lord.

The forefathers of this nation left us all kinds of great assets. The constitution, the bill of rights, a country that goes from sea to shining sea. But if you want a congress that is prudent, that is from the Lord. You look at the corruption, the lies, the hypocrisy overflowing from the Capitol you are seeing that we have lost the Lord’s favor. We have rejected Him and He is rejecting us. The issue is not a phony impeachment or a rigged election. The issue is that God’s people have rejected the Lord. We are the foolish child who had no idea what the map was for. Now, when you listen to the news it is like a quarrelsome wife, a leaky roof, a constant drip, drip, drip.

15 Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless go hungry.


So many people didn’t want anything to do with the government, didn’t care about the news, let someone else worry about that, they have more important things. They would rather watch football or some Hollywood movie than pay attention to what is going on. While you slept the thieves crept in. Until you deal with your laziness there will be no solution. We have discovered that many in America are in a deep sleep. They aren't wicked, they aren't evil, they were lazy and spent their time being hypnotized by the TV. I have found that the one constant factor in all those who are awake to what is going on is that they are not watching TV.

16 Whoever keeps commandments keeps their life, but whoever shows contempt for their ways will die.

To reject the laws of God is to show contempt for your ways. There are certain rules for a navigator. They know how to tell their location using the North Star and a clock. If your clock doesn’t work you have a real problem which is why Britain didn’t just develop a world class navy they also developed world class clocks. But what if you can’t see the North Star because of clouds? As a result they would have maps of the entire sky. The problem is the stars you can see at night change with the seasons. So not only did they have maps of all the stars, they had copies of these maps for every month. The navigator got a big room on a ship with these maps. You look and all you can see is the ocean in every direction, but a navigator who keeps these maps, these commandments, can see exactly where you are on that big wide open sea. I used to have contempt for that map my dad had, but once I gained an appreciation for it I realized that map could save my life.

17 Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done.


You want some investment advice? Be kind to the poor.

18 Discipline your children, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to their death.


No one likes to be mocked, ridiculed and insulted. When people are foolish and are deceived they may do this thinking they are doing the right thing. Even a father could be so offended he decides to let his son follow his foolishness to his death. Wisdom is not wisdom if it does not include faith, hope and love.

19 A hot-tempered person must pay the penalty; rescue them, and you will have to do it again.


Sometimes the only remedy, the only cure is to pay the penalty. We call this tough love. A person who gets into a bar fight, maybe it is better to spend six months in jail than for others to make excuses about how they are really a good person. When you do that you minimize the severity of their crime. This could lead to domestic violence. Every person who has rioted and looted this year must be prosecuted and pay the penalty. It is disgusting to me to hear of Kamala Harris and others bailing them out and letting them take part in more riots.

20 Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise.


Really? I remember as a kid I was a fool. I was completely clueless about what wisdom was, it was a total mystery. Could it really be this simple, listen to advice and accept discipline? Consider Malcolm X, he is counted among the wise today but in his youth he was one of the biggest fools.

21 Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.


Denzel Washington said “no one plans to fail, they fail to plan”. But that wasn’t the only thing he said in that speech. He also said that when you go to bed push your slippers way under the bed so in the morning you will have to get on your knees to get them, and while down there pray to God. The Lord’s purpose will prevail, are you aligned with the Lord’s purpose? Pray. Read the word and little by little you will be.

22 What a person desires is unfailing love; better to be poor than a liar.


A liar is truly a big flashing red light alarm. If you are dating a girl and she is a liar, that is all you need to know, extricate yourself from that relationship as soon as you can. If you are in business with someone and learn they are a liar, remove yourself from that contract as soon as possible. If you learn that the NY Times is a liar, or CNN, or MSNBC, or Facebook, or Twitter, or Google then terminate your relationship with them. It is better to be poor, use a different search engine, use a different source for your news. Everyone wants unfailing love, it is very hard to find, so you will find liars promising that. Don’t fall for it.

23 The fear of the Lord leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble.


Really, untouched by trouble? There are a lot of scary things happening today and so far I have been “untouched”. That doesn’t mean I have hid in the basement, no I have been on the streets protesting injustice. When DeBlasio put in the mandate for the vaccine my wife and I both resigned from our jobs and now we are moving to a state where we can work. Everything is working out just fine so far, we feel like we are being led to life and to resting content.

24 A sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he will not even bring it back to his mouth!


We got into this situation with a corrupt government selling us out to foreign nations because we were lazy and we slept. Now it is time to rise and eat. These giants are our food. Slay them. CNN lost 90% of their viewers this year. Twitter also took a major hit.

25 Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke the discerning, and they will gain knowledge.

When Twitter’s stock price collapses, when the board of directors fires the CEO and other key personnel, when the lawsuits hit their backs like lashes from a whip. Then the simple in other companies will learn prudence. The discerning will gain knowledge from this rebuke.

26 Whoever robs their father and drives out their mother is a child who brings shame and disgrace.


Twitter kicked out their biggest and best accounts how idiotic is that. With the investors and advertisers this will bring shame and disgrace. Twitter censored the people who use the service with bogus excuses and prevented the truth from getting out about Biden prior to the election. The main value of Twitter is to disseminate the truth that everyone needs quickly and widely. They violated their entire reason for existence.

27 Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.


Wisdom is not once for all. Just ask the captain of the Exxon Valdez what happens if you stray from the path.

28 A corrupt witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil.


This has been on full display these last three months as they claim there has been no evidence of election fraud and the lawsuits are frivolous.

29 Penalties are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.


Amen and Amen.
 

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Jeremiah 9:1-9 -- They make ready their tongues like bows to shoot lies

1 Oh, that my head were a spring of water and my eyes a fountain of tears! I would weep day and night for the slain of my people. 2 Oh, that I had in the desert a lodging place for travelers, so that I might leave my people and go away from them; for they are all adulterers, a crowd of unfaithful people.

We have a covenant, a contract, a constitution. The politicians sell themselves out to the highest bidder. We are seeing evidence of the Biden family doing this for years, working together with the Kerry family. There is a list of all the key figures in the government doing this as well. We see the FBI is involved, the tech giants, and the major media outlets.

3 “They make ready their tongue like a bow, to shoot lies; it is not by truth that they triumph in the land. They go from one sin to another; they do not acknowledge me,” declares the Lord.

“They make ready their tongues like a bow to shoot lies.” What a fantastic description of what we are seeing happening right now. First, we have polls telling us for months how Biden was leading by 10-14%. With a lead like that this should have been a huge sweep. Yet with our own eyes we could not see anyone interested in his rally’s and we saw all of the interest in the Trump rallies. We saw crowds like we have never seen at any political rally before. They are all clearly Trump supporters. We heard the Biden camp encourage all their voters to mail in the votes because “of the pandemic”. This sets the stage to believe that most mail in votes are for Biden. Then we saw them change the laws in Pennsylvania to count votes that arrive days after the election. This allows them to count how many they will need before stuffing the ballots. Finally, they change the laws to allow ballots that don’t have a postmark and where the signatures don’t match. “They have made their tongues ready like a bow to shoot lies”. They are not interested in triumphing by truth. One sin to the next, cover up the past sins so that we can go on to the next sins. The changes to the laws all are like loading an arrow into your bow.

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.

There are many who hate Trump because he is a “slanderer”. I tell them that this is irrelevant, the question is not why do those who don’t vote for him not vote for him, the real question is why do those who do vote for him do that? So I was told he was buying their votes. So I asked this person how much would it cost to buy their vote? They were outraged at even the suggestion that they would be so corrupt as to sell their vote. So I pointed out how slanderous and insulting it was to accuse these voters of that. They responded “you can say whatever you want, it just goes in one ear and out the other, I don’t pay that any mind, I’m a Christian”. I said, OK, do you treat the Lord’s words that way as well? No? Well what about “with what judgement you judge you shall be judged?”

5 Friend deceives friend, and no one speaks the truth. They have taught their tongues to lie; they weary themselves with sinning.

They have been taught these lies from the media.

6 You live in the midst of deception; in their deceit they refuse to acknowledge me,” declares the Lord.


No one can deny that in the US the laws and government have refused to acknowledge the Lord now for years, decades.

7 Therefore this is what the Lord Almighty says: “See, I will refine and test them, for what else can I do because of the sin of my people? 8 Their tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaks deceitfully. With their mouths they all speak cordially to their neighbors, but in their hearts they set traps for them. 9 Should I not punish them for this?” declares the Lord. “Should I not avenge myself on such a nation as this?”

I am a teacher and have learned to expect these kinds of traps every year from the parents of students. For example a parent was not happy that I require a 50% score or better on an online assignment before I will put it in the gradebook. The student can redo them, I only keep the highest grade, and I give them the answers to half the questions on a video where I work out the first half of the assignment. Still she wasn’t happy so she complained that she “didn’t like the tone” of my grading policy where I say “I do not accept grades less than 50%” and wanted it changed to a much more kid friendly “I don’t want to accept grades less than 50%”. But if you say that then it isn’t clear, do you accept them or not. It was a trap.