Sunday, November 26, 2017

A Word for the Season - Freedom from the Bondage of Tradition

If you are new to The Open Scroll you might get the impression that we are not fans of the goddess, and you would be right! The reason has to do with honoring the Most High God, of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The first two of the ten commandments are as follows.

1 Then God spoke all these words, saying, 2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. 3 “You shall have no other gods before Me. 4 “You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. 5 You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me, 6 but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments. ~ Exodus 20:1-6

In post after post and many videos, too, we offer compelling illustrations of the violation of these commandments. Sometimes the goddess is openly exalted, and sometimes it is done with great subtlety, and the world responds to this spirit with worship that can be very overt yet is more often well cloaked in the expression of this idolatry, this spiritual adultery. The worshipers of the goddess will very often not even make such an admission, not even to themselves.

You must know that no great number of folks will come here to read this, but here you are. How is it with you and your house? Is it such that the iniquity of the fathers is being visited upon your generation, or your offspring? Are you keeping His commandments, which is the sincere show of love?

Here is a timely passage of scripture from Jeremiah.

16 As for you, do not pray for this people, and do not lift up cry or prayer for them, and do not intercede with Me; for I do not hear you. 17 Do you not see what they are doing in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem?18 The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead dough to make cakes for the queen of heaven; and they pour out drink offerings to other gods in order to spite Me. 19 Do they spite Me?” declares the LORD. “Is it not themselves they spite, to their own shame?” 20 Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, “Behold, My anger and My wrath will be poured out on this place, on man and on beast and on the trees of the field and on the fruit of the ground; and it will burn and not be quenched.” ~ Jeremiah 7:16-20

Today, worshiping the goddess and the other gods is still a family affair. Look at the traditions of Easter, and of the current holiday season. Christmas. Have you studied up on the history? It's not commercialism and greed that is the problem. It's idolatry. Look at your own traditions, what you are doing now, or what you are still cherishing in your heart. Be honest. If you are like most of us, you need help, and if you find conviction about this, you need more help to get free of it. The Lord Himself will fill the voids, the cravings, the feelings of loneliness or isolation. He will break the bindings, the emotional ties and every attendant supernaturalism. Ask Him for help as you need it. Cry out to Him, who shows lovingkindness according to His promise, which is a conditional promise, to those who meet the conditions. Embrace Him and His family that has His great love in common.

We have entered recently into a really very strange season. Signs of judgment are manifest in the present, yet it should be known that the wrath of God is being withheld, in His great patience. His plan is being worked out to perfection, and we, Aaron and I, are more convinced of this than ever. If He is drawing you to Him, brothers and sisters, or those of you who have not yet found forgiveness of sin in repentence and salvation in the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Y'shua haMashiach, allow yourself to be brought near. He is worth it, worth everything!

We are so grateful for our spiritual family!

Enduring in Yshua's joy and strength,
Bob (and Aaron)

5 comments:

  1. Beautiful words, blessings to you and Aaron!

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  2. Very timely indeed, this is the second year I have removed the tradition of Christmas from our home. With a 16,9, and 7 year old children that attend a " Christian school. Wow I really admire my children for the stand they are taking. I went to 119 Ministries looking for their teaching ( Sunburned ), but they have removed it, for some good reasons. So we are experiencing those feelings you mentioned Bob. Please lift us up to the Most High God our Heavenly Father. Thank you friend.

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    1. Our God is so very good to us!

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  3. Only last night late last night I lay on my bed, literally crying out for His help and guidance His reassurance. It was good, very good to find this only this morning. Thank you again.

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    1. It is an honor to serve with you.

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