More Good News

The book manuscript for Lies of the Shepherds has been submitted to Seleer Press and accepted for publication. I am told that it should be in print by the end of September. God willing, this controversial book will touch many hearts and become a souce of motivation to all kinds of people to take a longer and closer look at the Holy Scriptures. And God willing, the income from the sale of it will fund the administrative costs of the operation of End Starvation Foundation, so that all of the contributions from anyone will go directly toward the work of the foundation, feeding the starving, providing clean drinking water, and teaching them how to produce food crops.

JUDGMENT IS COMING

The Lord Jehovah had warned his people that they would suffer plague, famine, and the sword for disobedience, but they disobeyed anyway. Ezekiel was sent to warn the evildoers of Judah and Jerusalem who had turned away from faithfully following God in all things. Ezekiel was told that, if he failed to warn an evildoer of the consequence of his sin, Ezekiel would be guilty of that person’s blood, which God would require at Ezekiel’s hand. God’s people disobeyed in remarkable ways, and were severely punished for it.
The apostle Paul revealed in Romans 11 that the people of God have become a tree in which the unnatural branches, who are the gentiles, have become grafted in among the natural branches, who are Israel, and that “all Israel will be saved,” once they are no longer blind. So today the body of Christ stands among the people of God. The body of Christ are to do according to the commands of Christ and the will of God.
But today there are so many in the body of Christ who have not conformed their way of life to the will of God. So many live in disobedience to God, although they claim to be Christians. Ask yourself, if God brought destruction against his people Israel, would He not do so against those of the body of Christ who commit similar acts today as those committed by Israel in antiquity? In fact, the word of God says that He will.
Many in the church of Christ feel confident about their standing in Christ while teaching lies as doctrine and doing things that God detests. Unless they repent and follow Christ according to his doctrine, they will be destroyed. That is what the doctrine of Christ says.
Examine yourself and repent. This Christian walk is not a game, and we do not make the rules of our salvation.

IT MATTERS

Whom do you honor?

Whom do you obey?

Whom do you trust?

Whom do you believe?

Whom do you serve?

That is the one you worship.

With each act that we carry out, we are demonstrating whom it is that we believe, obey, trust, honor, and serve.

It is not simply a matter of what you claim to believe, but of what your acts demonstrate you believe.

The word of God says that we are a spectacle (See 1 Corinthians 4:9 and Hebrew 10:32-34). And remember how God pointed out his faithful servant to Satan the devil in Job 2, where He says: 3…“Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil? And still he holds fast to his integrity, although you incited Me against him, to destroy him without cause.”

We are not here by accident. We are not here alone. And what we do matters. God has said in Proverbs 27:11: My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, That I may answer him who reproaches me.

God said to Adam in the Garden that on the day he ate of that fruit, he would surely die. Satan said it was a lie. The same controversy continues and each of us must show whom we believe, honor, obey, serve, and trust. Soon the matter will be settled concerning which of the two is trustworthy, and which is our enemy. But for those of us who already know the answer to that, each of our acts shows whom we honor, trust, obey, serve, and believe.

We are a spectacle in the war between God and Satan. Be aware.

ALL CHRISTIANS ARE CALLED TO BE LIGHT

I am still awaiting word from the Internal Revenue Service with regard to the application filed four months ago for tax-exempt status for End Starvation Foundation. I decided not to go forward with fundraising efforts, until receiving a final status decision from the IRS, so all is in suspended animation.
I also submitted a book manuscript to a publisher fo…r review, and await a response on that, hoping that the book will be published, and become a dramatically lucrative commercial success, in order to fund the administrative/day-to-day costs of the foundation. But whether it does become a commercial success or not, I still want everyone to read it.
The foundation is a result of understanding that God’s will includes feeding those who cannot feed themselves, which I was fortunate to learn, finally, when one day the meaning of Matthew 25 became clear to me. The book is intended to clarify other issues that obscure the truth within the church of Christ, and also has a chapter that deals with doing God’s will.
What makes me think that I am qualified to speak for God? The scriptures say that all in the body of Christ are called to participate in ministry, and are called to be ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through them: imploring all on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. I may be the worst qualified in this regard, but I want to do God’s will, which also means that I must reach out to those who need to hear his message.
I want to reach out to spread the message of Christ, registered in Matthew 25:31-46, because that is what we should be paying attention to, but which too many are ignoring. I know that too many are ignoring it, since if we were not, the world would not be the place that it is. Those who believe in Jesus Christ are meant to be light. Jesus said that his followers are the light of the world, and we could be light, if we paid closer attention to what he expects us to do in the world.
We can disagree among ourselves about this doctrine or that doctrine, but if we are not doing what he said we should do, we are not being light. And if we are not being light, we are being darkness. What will happen to my book and what will happen with the foundation? I do not know. I am awaiting God’s direction and blessing.
But whatever happens to them, the greater question is what are you going to do to comply with the expectations of Jesus Christ? If you are a follower of Christ, he has a ministry for you. Pay attention. We are supposed to be light.