Thoughts on Isaiah 2

I just randomly opened my Bible to read a bit, and turned to Isaiah 2:5-12. While this is spoken against Israel, it also sounds a lot like America.

O house of Jacob, come and let us walk in the light of the LORD.

2:5-9 For You (God) have forsaken Your people, the house of Jacob, because they are filled with eastern ways. They are soothsayers like the Philistines, and they are pleased with (or shake hands to make bargains with) the children of foreigners.

Their land is also full of silver and gold, and there is no end to their treasures. There land is also full of horses, and there is no end to their chariots.

Their land is also full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made.

People bow down, and each man humbles himself; Therefor do not forgive them.
Many of the biggest names in Christianity promote necromancy (grave soaking), make wild prophesies that rarely if ever come true, encourage people to pursue foreign gods (Chrislam, New Age heresies, etc). Our leaders are frequently siding with foreigners over our own people, such as importing Muslim refugees, knowing for a fact that some of them will probably be terrorists.

We are among the wealthiest countries in the world. Most people have at least one car (chariot/horse).

We practice all kinds of idolatry, whether the entertainment industry, sports industry, or our own works. Rather than walking in the light of God Almighty, we humble ourselves before our idols, lift up our hands in worship of “musicians” who openly glorify satan in their music and shows.


2:10-12 Enter into the rock, and hide in the dust, from the terror of the LORD and from the glory of His majesty. The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day. For the Day of the LORD of hosts shall come upon everything proud and lofty, upon everything lifted up- and it shall be brought low.

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Spiritual Inertia

The scientific law of inertia says that an object in motion tends to stay in motion, and an object at rest tends to stay at rest, unless acted upon by an outside force. This law not only applies to the physical world, but also to spirituality.

Proverbs 19:15, 16 Laziness casts one into a deep sleep, and an idle person will suffer hunger. He who keeps the commandments keeps his soul, but he who is careless of his ways will die.

One of the things that plagues many Christians is spiritual laziness, and this keeps them in a deep sleep, spiritually. I have been guilty of falling into this trap, which is why I have not posted anything in a while. I work long hours at times, at a job that is somewhat stressful, plus I tend to be a low energy person. I allowed this to be my excuse for being overly lazy when I was at home. Instead of spending some time in the Word of God and communication with God, I came home and vegetated in front of the computer, scrolling through Facebook and not really giving any heed to my spiritual walk. I had become an object at spiritual rest. This does not mean that I had fallen away from the faith, but merely that I was lazy about it.


When you are spiritually lazy, weeds will spring up in your garden. In Matthew 13, Jesus tells a parable about four types of soil. With one type, weeds spring up resulting in choking out spiritual fruit. This is a dangerous place to be, for it can choke your life to the point where you cease to be fruitful. Jesus warned in John 15 that any branch in Him that does not bear fruit will be cast out as a branch and burned in the fire.

Weeds are not merely the concerns about daily living, or just the tiredness that comes with living. You also become blind to areas where you are not keeping the commandments God has given you. In other words, you become blind to areas of sin in your life or stop engaging in spiritual warfare against those areas. Hebrews says to lay aside the sin that so easily entangles like wild vines, and press on toward the goal. Get moving.

I said earlier that many Christians are in this spiritual place in their lives. They go to church and worship God, but when they are home they do not keep pressing toward the goal, but just live like the rest of the world. Perhaps they were on fire for God at one point, but got comfortable in the faith and stopped pursuing righteousness. Or maybe they trusted in Christ for salvation, but never really looked into the Word to find out what it means to be a Believer, what God expects from us as His children, how to grow to spiritual maturity. Or maybe, like me, they just got so busy with life in this world that they found excuses for spiritual laziness.

The thing about spiritual laziness is that it puts you into a deep sleep – you are largely unaware just how unfruitful you have become, or how many weeds have sprung up in your garden. You go to church, you pray before meals, but are oblivious to the fact that you are not really worshiping God or genuinely communicating with Him. In Revelation 2 and 3, Jesus describes several types of church. One type thinks they are alive, but they are really dead. Other church types have some good things, but also have serious problems such as spiritual adultery. One of the root causes for their issues is spiritual laziness. They may be active in good works, but they are still spiritually idle – they are not pursuing God and His Word, merely works.

You see, God’s Word is like a mirror through which we can examine ourselves. It is a lamp to our feet, showing us the direction we must go, the path before us. It is water that washes us from the filth of the world system as we go on our journey. It is the full counsel of God, and we need to get into the Word to keep from going astray, to see the weeds in our garden so we can pull them.

Those who are lazy will suffer hunger, rather than be filled. Matthew 5 says that those who hunger and thirst for righteousness will be filled, but you cannot be filled if you are lazy – there will be no fruit to fill you. Some of the fruits of the Spirit include joy and peace. If you diligently seek to enter His rest, you will have these fruits manifest in your heart, even in the midst of trials. But if you are spiritually idle, you will suffer hunger, you will not have these fruits.

Our key verses say that he who keeps the commandments keeps his soul. Those who pursue the righteousness of God will be filled, will find fulfillment. But the one who is careless about or despises His way will die.


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Sunday Sound-Bites

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Sound bites

Titus 2:1,7-8

“But as for you, speak the things which are proper for sound doctrine…In all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works, in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility, sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.”

SOUND: The meaning in the Greek is simply to have healthy doctrine, true doctrine, and whole doctrine.  This was Paul’s desire for Timothy, this was Paul’s desire here for Titus, it is Paul’s desire for the church, but most importantly, as Scripture is given by inspiration of the Holy Spirit, it is God’s desire for the body of Christ.

Doctrine then, should be wholesome, well rounded and true!  As stated here in our text, our doctrine should always show incorruptibility, there is never a margin for error and we should…

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Reasons Why Being Good Will Not Save You

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The Trinity

One of the core beliefs of true Christian faith is the doctrine of the Trinity. This is simply defined: There is only one God, who is revealed in three, eternally-existent persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. All three are separate Persons, all three are God, yet there is only one God.

This concept can be difficult for some to understand and accept, which has led to many people rejecting this truth. One of the signs of a cult (false religion claiming to be Christian) is the denial that Jesus Christ, as the only begotten Son of God, is fully God. One of the reason the Jews reject Jesus as their Messiah is for this reason. Muslims, who claim to worship the same God as the Jews, also deny that God has a Son – which is why they hate Christians so much, because of the Antichrist spirit that permeates their religion.

Romans 1:20: For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead…

His majesty and omnipotence is seen in His magnficent, seemingly infinite creation. We see it from the universe, the brilliant galaxies and stars and planets. We see it clear down to the microscopic level and even smaller – the particles that make up the protons, neutrons, and electrons that are the parts of atoms.

God’s justice is also seen in creation. The non-theistic religions (Buddhism and Hinduism) have a concept called karma, which in part teaches that you get back what you dish out. The Bible calls it reaping what you sow, and attributes it to the justice of God. So even false religions see God’s justice at work, but refuse to give God the glory.

Likewise, the tri-une attribute (three-in-one, Trinity) can also be seen in creation. Now some have tried to compare the trinity to a three-leafed clover, or to cutting a fruit pie into three pieces, or other things. But most of these illustrations fall short of explaining the Trinity.

The best representation for the Trinity is the three dimensions of physical space. (Yes, I know that mathematically there are more dimensions, but we can only actually physically see three. His attributes are clearly seen.) This is typically illustrated with a cube.

Each dimension can be separately measured, yet there is only one cube. Further, no matter at what point you choose within that cube, it is represented by three variables that describe its position in relation to each dimension. In other words, no matter where you go in space, it takes all three dimensions to describe where you are – all three dimensions exist at every location. Yet all three dimensions can be measured separately, height, width, depth. A cube is mathematically illustrated as 1 X 1 X 1 = 1, or one cubed equals one. Another way of putting it, there is one space, revealed in three dimensions

The same is true for the Trinity. People get messed up when they try to make the mathematical representation 1 + 1 + 1 = 1, because it just doesn’t add up. Thus they reject this doctrine.

Each “dimension” of the Godhead can be recognized and measured separately. They each have their own role in creation and salvation. The Holy Spirit convicts and guides us. Jesus saved us by His shed blood on Calvary, and all things were created by Him and for Him. The Father is the Director over it all.

Each One is declared to be God in Scripture, repeatedly. Yet the Bible just as clearly says there is only one God. The correct mathematical representation of the Trinity is the same as for space. There is only one God, revealed in three Persons.

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