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Monday, January 30, 2017


Why Do Bad Things Happen To Seemingly Good And Innocent People?


With all of the death, murders, injury and crime, even read about in ancient biblical times, haven't we all asked ourselves this question at one time or another? Seems now days disasters and calamities only truly get our attention when they are massively horrific, directly effect us or someone we know.

Have you ever asked yourself why these events take place?

We all remember a time, when if we heard or read about a heinous crime, everyone was aghast and spoke for days of how terrible it was. But unfortunately, today terrible crimes and murders are so typical, we simply turn the page or channel and go our individual ways.

Many of us go to church every week seeking direction, blessings, help, some just out of plain old habit or tradition. But we're never taught who or what God really is. Some churches teach God is a figment of man's imagination, a baby, an angel, a prophet! And if they teach God at all, they never explain how, or who God truly is!

There are some people who even believe that God is a Cow or an animal of some sort. 

Never knowing, therefore always underestimating his power, might, his majesty and mercy! And never knowing how to honor, worship, or simply obey him. Or even how to approach him. 

1 Samuel 2: 6 The LORD killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.

7 The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.

8 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, and he hath set the world upon them.

9 He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

King David wrote in Psalms 104: 23 Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening. 24 O LORD, how manifold are thy works? In wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches. 28 That thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good.

29 Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust. 35 Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless thou the LORD, O my soul. Praise ye the LORD.


The Blessings And The Cursings! Even The Chastisements (of The Lord)!

Deuteronomy 32: 39 See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no God with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand. 

But in case you don't believe, lets read for example what the Lord said about the penalty for those who worship other Gods;

Psalms 16: 4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.

According to the word of God, this means; When we pray to the Father in Jesus name, Jesus, who is our High Priest will not intercede to the Father on our behalf!

Hebrews 4: 14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. 

15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. 

And why is that important?

All good things come from the FATHER!

1 John 2: 1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: 2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. 4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. 6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

Jeremiah 25: 4 And the LORD hath sent unto you all his servants the prophets, rising early and sending them; but ye have not hearkened, nor inclined your ear to hear. 5 They said, Turn ye again now every one from his evil way, and from the evil of your doings, and dwell in the land that the LORD hath given unto you and to your fathers for ever and ever: 

6 And go not after other gods to serve them, and to worship them, and provoke me not to anger with the works of your hands; and I will do you no hurt. 7 Yet ye have not hearkened unto me, saith the LORD; that ye might provoke me to anger with the works of your hands to your own hurt. 

Jesus Just Told Us He Will Not Hurt Us If We Do Not PROVOKE Him! 
(read Jesus The God of The Old and New Testament, linked below)

Everyday we're seeing an increase in world disasters, wars, murders, robberies, and wickedness! Among many of our Leaders, Politicians, Ministers, within our neighborhoods, with family members, friends and for some of us, even our own lives.

Matthew wrote in; 24: 3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?

Jesus told his disciples things that (we) living in this time should look for. (Sisters and brothers, The disciples of course are dead!)

Verse :4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

Many of the aforementioned are currently taking place! Even as you're reading this article.

In John 7: 6, Jesus told man "your time is always"!   

Because our very lives, well being and prosperity even eternally is ultimately decided by the Lord, often times based on our actions!

‭Ezekiel‬ ‭33:1‭-‬6‬ ‭KJV‬
[1] Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, [2] Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman: [3] if when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people; [4] then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. [5] He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul. [6] But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand.
[8] When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. [9] Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
[11] Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel? [12] Therefore, thou son of man, say unto the children of thy people, The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression: as for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall thereby in the day that he turneth from his wickedness; neither shall the righteous be able to live for his righteousness in the day that he sinneth. [13] When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live; if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, all his righteousnesses shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity that he hath committed, he shall die for it. [14] Again, when I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right; [15] if the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had robbed, walk in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die. [16] None of his sins that he hath committed shall be mentioned unto him: he hath done that which is lawful and right; he shall surely live.
[18] When the righteous turneth from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, he shall even die thereby. [19] But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall live thereby. 

My hope in these last days, is that we all seek to understand more how the Lord operates, perhaps even if out of fear!

Why? Because fear is the best place to start!

Proverbs 1: 7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. 23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you. 24 Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; 25 But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:

26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; 27 When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. 28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: 29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: 30 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. 31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. 32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

(The Prayer of A Sinner Is An Abomination To The Lord!)

1 Samuel 2: 2 There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.

3 Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.

Proverbs 9: 9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning. 10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. 11 For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.

Most importantly when it comes to fear; King Solomon wrote;

Ecclesiastes 12: 13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: FEAR GOD AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS: for this is the whole duty of man. 14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.





Many pastors preach about the gentleness, love, and longsuffering of God. As well they tell us of the peace, blessings and prosperity associated with the (Sun) Sunday God, mix it all together then stamp the Lord's name "Jesus" on it! You know, that other Jesus that Paul warned us about, in 2 Corinthians 11: 4. I'm sure we've all heard of him!

The (Sweet baby Jesus, that loves everyone)! 

But these same preachers will not teach about the real Jesus of the Bible. That Great and Terrible God in Nehemiah 1: 5. The God of the old testament that destroyed Sodom and Gomorah, and drowned the whole earth, the Jesus that kills! "The Word"! The one whose vesture will be bathed in blood when he returns! The (SAME GOD) that John wrote about in the new testament, Revelations.

We've never heard the Father nor seen his shape!


But if more people understood the operation of the true and living God, the penalties and rewards associated with our behavior and our relationships, we might make a more deliberate effort to learn and adhere to God's laws, statutes and ordinances.

So we can protect ourselves, our children and loved ones from the evil that God brings upon us and the evil day that is to come, that Matthew wrote about in Chapter 6: 13.

More importantly so we can gain access to the coming opportunity that the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel has made available to every person! The opportunity to enter into the Kingdom - Government, even the (family) of God! The Godhead!

Even the 1st Resurrection!

Why Do Bad Things Happen To "Good People?

Brothers and sisters, "Good" is a relative term! "Good" according to whom? We're going to read from a biblical perspective how the Lord defines good! Then we'll read how our being NAKED and our being "GOOD" are totally antithetical to each other! And how being Naked greatly increases the possibility for evil to hurt or even kill every one of us !


Paul wrote to the Romans 12: 21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

Of course that applies to every person seeking eternal salvation!

Good behavior in the Eyes of God can best be defined in one (1) word!




Romans 3: 21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; 22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: 23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.
28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.

What? Could This Really Be? Yes And Here's How!!

Brothers and sisters the blessings of God, Righteousness And The Commandments (Laws) Of Our Father God, Are Synonymous With One Another!

Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord .  What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?  Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.  Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.  The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.  The face of the Lord is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.  The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.  Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.  He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.  Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.

Psalms 34:11‭-‬17‭, ‬19‭-‬21 KJV

Check this out!

Luke 1: 5 There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. 6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.

They were both Righteous before God!


They both we're "walking in all  the COMMANDMENTS and ORDINANCES of the Lord BLAMELESS."

Roman 10: 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Look at the behavior of Noah, and the results of his belief and works.

Genesis 6: 5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. 7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.

Genesis 7: 1 And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation. 4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth. 5 And Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded him.

(Noah believed God and built The Ark! He Worked!)

Father Abraham's faith was counted as righteousness right?

Speaking of Abraham, Jesus told us in Genesis 15: 6 And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.


Like Noah, Father Abraham believed in God, he believed God, then Abraham did as he was commanded! 

He (WORKED)! Because faith without WORKS is what? Dead! James 2: 26.

Belief and faith are one and the same!

Hebrews 11: 6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

David wrote; Psalms 37: 23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. 24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand. 29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever. 31 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.

(That law that is in his heart (mind), are the Commandments!)

Let's read who else was blameless in the law, in addition to Elisabeth?

Philipians 3: 5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee; 6 Concerning zeal, persecuting; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.

That's right, the very Apostle that wrote to the Romans that many of the lawless quote to attempt to kill the commandments, Paul a Pharisee, was not only raised in the law, he knew the law, and kept the Commandments too! 

Which meant after he was knocked to the Ground and blinded, (Paul got up repented and entered into God's Covenant - Baptism Acts 9: 18), he then too was a righteous person in the eyes of the Lord!

Isn't that what we just read?




Romans 3:  23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

So although Paul thought himself a servant of God, taught and raised in the Laws of God, he did not become a Christian (Christ like) until he entered into the covenant with God! (Jesus Christ)! 

So when you read or when someone attempts to teach you about the law that "Paul said" we're not under or that if righteousness could have been by the law..., you know now he could NOT have been talking about the Royal law, (Commandments)!

Because Paul kept THE LAWS OF GOD!


Who else should also be Blameless?

1 Corinthians 1: 7 So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

8 Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be BLAMELESS in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.


And Paul received the Baptism - Covenant in JESUS name!

In fact, Paul was speaking about the Sacrificial laws Jesus nailed to the cross!

It was our schoolmaster! 


Different Topic all together! Different Time!

You may be interested to know that the people who assumed Israel's identity, then moved into Jerusalem after God's Priest went into captivity in 70ad (Jacob's fraternal twin brother Esau - Idumeans), are currently preparing to reinstate the Animal Sacrificial that Jesus did away with more than 2,000 years ago!



So let's take a look at man's definition of righteousness;

1. (of a person or conduct) morally right or justifiable; virtuous.
"he is a good, righteous man, I am sure"
synonyms: good, virtuous, upright, upstanding, decent;

Looks like someone may have read the Word of God huh?

Many people celebrated the October 31st anniversary of Martin Luther's - (Catholic Church's) faith justification doctrine;

We're reminded that many pastors and evangelist incorrectly teach that same ole "you don't have to keep them old commandments, Jesus Christ nailed the law to the cross, just belieeeeeve", the "do no works doctrine," promoted by the Mother Church who insist her doctrine is not of the Bible!


Once again, the other Jesus Apostle Paul warned us about in 2 Corinthians 11: 4!


Interesting how that works huh?


Remember we just read in Matthew 24: 5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 11And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

They tell you yes, Jesus is the Christ, but then slide that false "faith justification" Jesus in front of ya!

They regurgitate the same lie Satan used to kick things off in the beginning with Adam and Eve.

Satan told Eve she didn't need to obey either! So she in turn told Adam and the two of them ran with it! They disobeyed, and their (disobedience) slew the whole of creation!

But when we are taught this lie, believe it and practice it, not only does our disobedience to God's commands, statutes and ordinances make us willful sinners just like Adam and Eve; but much worse.

When we choose death by rejecting Gods laws and commandments statutes and ordinances, as with Adam and Eve our defiance makes us NAKED, open to injury, harm and death! Even Eternal Death, BY THE JUDGMENT OF GOD!! 

Man was not created to die, Romans 5: 12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.

When someone willfully sins, something has to die!

Check this out!!

Look what God said; Genesis 3: 17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.

Where did God get the skins from? Animals! They had to die!

The same  disobedience of Adam and Eve leaves us and those around us unprotected by God's holy spirit and leaves us vulnerable to any and all evil and unholy spirit! 

Psalms  34: 7 the angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.

Many think sin is drinking, dancing, smoking, ..... While drinking and smoking may indeed be bad for ones health, according to the Word of God, none of those are sins. The biblical definition of sin is;

1 John 3: 4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

Now you understand why you keep running into those "keep the commandments" verses all throughout the Old and New Testaments, including Revelation, the last chapter in the last book in the book! 

Although Jesus nailed the sacrificial law to the cross Colossians 2:14, Jesus has several sets of laws that he gave every man (species) to keep!

1. Dietary Law!
2. Cleanliness Law!
3. Feast Days!
4. Royal Law!

These laws allow for our spiritual growth (instruction in righteousness), salvation and our protection. They allow man the opportunity God has given us to develop his mind in us, so in the 1st resurrection the elect according to knowledge, will become God! Because his word is the mind of God. Don't we raise our children to become like their parents good or bad?

Well God is creating his children to become like himself ....God!

Psalms 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.

In fact, brothers and sisters, the entire Bible is a law! A Blueprint for Eternal Life! The Ultimate reward for keeping the laws statutes and ordinances of God, according to what Jesus had written are incomprehensibly enormous!

2 Timothy 3: 13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. 14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; 15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

Brothers and Sisters, Good Works = Keeping The Commandments, Statutes and Ordinances of GOD!


1 Peter 4: 8 16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. 17For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

18And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? 19Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.





Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerneth both time and judgment.  Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great upon him.



Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.  Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.  In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.

1 John 3:4‭, ‬6‭-‬11 KJV


And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?  And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: BUT IF THOU WILT ENTER INTO LIFE, KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS.


















Brother Jeshurun J. 

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