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Helping the Wicked

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Was it worth it, Jehoshaphat?

Here’s a little lesson from the Bible that any number of churches, to say nothing of individual Christians, seem to have forgotten–if they ever knew it.

In 2 Chronicles, Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, in all other respects a righteous man, gave military assistance to Ahab, king of Israel–a most unrighteous man. Ahab lost the battle and his life, and Jehoshaphat himself came near to being killed. Then he came home, and was met by a prophet, Jehu, who said to him:

“Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the LORD? Because of this, the wrath of the LORD is on you.”  –2 Chronicles 19:2 (NIV)

Slow to understand the lesson, Jehoshaphat went into business with Ahab’s successor, Ahaziah. Together they built a trading fleet–which God destroyed before it ever left port (2 Chronicles 20:37).

Personal righteousness does not include helping the ungodly to carry out their schemes. Nor should we seek their help in carrying out our own projects.

Need we say any more?


Romans 3:4 | God is Justified

“Let God be true, and every man a liar”: one of my favorite Bible verses   –LD

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Is God of the Bible true? Is God trustworthy? These are big questions that if they are to be answered then God himself would need to provide the answer. He can’t remain silent on this topic. The good news is that God has revealed himself and his nature to us that we may know for sure that he is true and that he is trustworthy.

4 By no means! Let God be true though every one were a liar, as it is written, “That you may be justified in your words, and prevail when you are judged.” Romans 3:4 ESV

God is the standard and truth can be measured against him. God since the creation of the world has made himself known to human kind. If an individual denies that God exists or denies what God has done to reconcile humanity through Jesus Christ then that person is calling God…

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Hebrews 9:28 KJV HALLELUJAH and more Blessings!!

We’ve had enough bad news for today. Here’s the Good News, at Kristi Ann’s Haven.   –LD

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Hebrews 9:28 KJV ) “So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for HIM shall HE Appear the Second Time Without sin unto Salvation.”!!

Romans 3:23 KJV ) “For all have sinned, and come Short of the Glory of GOD,”!!

Romans 5:8 KJV ) “But GOD Commendeth His LOVE toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us”!! Christ Jesus-Yeshua Loved Everyone FIRST!!

Romans 6:23 KJV ) “For the wages of sin is death; but the Gift of GOD is Eternal Life through Jesus-Yeshua Christ our LORD.”!!

Romans 10:9-10 KJV ) “That if thou shalt Confess with thy mouth the LORD Jesus, and shalt Believe in thine Heart that GOD hath Raised HIM from the Dead, thou shalt be Saved. For with the…

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Fruits of Surrendered Aggravation

From Lisa Beth’s blog, “The Burning Lamp”

It’s those minor irritations that really test you. I ought to know: I fail.   –LD

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According to the famous Strongs Bible Concordance, “aggravation” is not in the Bible.  As part of our flesh nature, I’m sure it’s there.  Irritation, agitation, annoyance, anger, aggravation arose up in some beloved saints and others.   Naaman the Syrian traveled far to reach Elisha but, aggravated, left with a demonstrative huff, almost forfeiting his infamous healing.    After receiving God’s call and chastisement, then witnessing the Lord’s mercy upon Nineveh, Jonah is stewing in aggravation by chapter 4.

Was Moses aggravated, when he disobeyed God, striking the Rock?  This fleshly outburst woefully cost him entry into the treasured promised land.

But examples of godly longsuffering patience abound and stand tall upon spiritual pedestals.   Joseph, Daniel, the Apostle Paul…God’s people harassed, provoked, deprived and mocked while faithfully enduring with patience, longsuffering and trust in the Sovereign God.

2018-01-30-14.14.48The Lord can bring us to a breaking point, revealing what’s in us and…

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Now I’m Cheesed Off!

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Once you go down there, you can never come back up

Back in September some perky publicist pitched me a book “re-telling Bible stories without an angry God.” I didn’t think we needed anything like that. We’ve already gotten enough to incur a spiritual pollution. So I told them to get lost.

https://leeduigon.com/2019/09/26/bible-stories-without-god/

Would you believe it? He’s back! Back with another invitation to read and review this monstrosity. I mean, come on! “Gay lovers in the sanctuary cities of Sodom and Gomorrha”? Does this come with a barf bag, or do you have to provide your own?

Apparently my first refusal, months ago, struck the perky publicist as somehow ambiguous. So I guess I’ll have to try again.

No, no, no! Not if you put a gun to my head! I will not soil myself, I will not insult my own soul, by reading this toxic, heretical trash. And you’ve signed yourself up for a long, long stay at Club Hell, unless you repent now and tell the author you will not represent him anymore.

Personally, if it were up to me, I’d smite the pair of you with lightning and be done with it today: “So perish all who do the same!” You’re lucky the God you hate is much more merciful than I am.

But if He listens to me, he’d smite you.


‘The Persistence of Leftism’ (2017)

Painting a couple of melted clocks seems like a lot of trouble to go to, for very little gain, but it made Salvador Dali famous.

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Even more persistent than Dali’s memory is the evil in the human heart that leads us to leftism.

https://leeduigon.com/2017/01/24/the-persistence-of-leftism/

“The human heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked. Who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9)

It’s important to defeat the Left wherever and whenever it reaches out for power; but remember that unless the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it (Psalm 127:1).

(If you were wondering where was the link to the original 2017 post–well, I forgot to include it! The error has been rectified.)


‘The Lost River of Eden’ (2015)

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The Bible preserves knowledge of ancient things that would otherwise be lost–such as this ancient river that once flowed across Arabia, but whose course can now be detected only by satellite photography.

https://leeduigon.com/2015/12/20/the-lost-river-of-eden/

At the very latest, scientists say, this river stopped flowing around 2,000 B.C.–if not much sooner. Yet there it is in the Book of Genesis.

Maybe the Bible scribes had satellite photos of it?


Happy New Year “2020”

A New Year’s message from Dawn’s blog, Drawing Closer to Christ. We are not alone!

Drawing Closer to Christ

Isaiah 40:31 AMP, ”But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.

Happy New Year to you! It is my prayer that you have a Spirit lead 2020 as you wait in expectancy for all God has planned for you. May you continue to draw closer to Christ and find comfort, peace, healing, and direction in the truth of His unfailing Word. I pray that you would find security and strength in knowing that God’s presence is with you and that His love for you will never cease.

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A Warning from Malachi

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“Well, ya see, all religions, like, they’re all true and it don’t matter what you believe or what you worship, as long as you’re sincere… so you can worship stuff like this!”

My daily Bible reading this morning brought me to this verse, Malachi 2:17–

Ye have wearied the Lord with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied Him? when ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the Lord, and He delighteth in them; or, Where is the God of judgment?

Through the prophet Malachi, God aimed this rebuke and warning at the church leaders of those days, the priests of the Temple in Jerusalem.

“Hmmm, let’s see, what can we do to get with the times? And win some worldly praise!  How about some gay marriages? We can say the Bible’s wrong about that. Ooh-ooh! How about this–bring an effigy of an Amazon river goddess into the holy place and have the clergy treat it as if it were really some kind of deity?”

Can today’s churchmen, who make it all up as they go along, honestly believe that God is pleased with them? And yet they ask, “Where is the God of judgment?” Which means, “See? We’re getting away with it! God won’t stop us!”

Yo, sunshine! Do you think God won’t judge you? Do you think he sees the things you do, and hears the things you say, and takes delight in you?

He’s talking to you, babe. And you’d better listen.


‘You’ve Got to Read This’ (2016)

Notes on the Parables of Our Lord

Notes on the Parables of Our Lord, by Richard Chenevix Trench–doesn’t sound all that inviting, does it? But if you’re looking for an after-Christmas present for yourself or someone that you love, this little book is golden.

https://leeduigon.com/2016/05/29/youve-got-to-read-this/

The thing about Our Lord’s parables, as John MacArthur observes, is, you’ve got to study them. Devote some thought to them. The more, the better. And you’ll be amazed by the unexpected treasures you discover.

Rev. Trench, speaking to us out of the 19th century, can help us make discoveries in Scripture.

What better way to start the year?


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