Wednesday, September 14, 2011
As you look at members of Congress today, the US government as a whole today, as you watch what the illegal unconstitutional administration of obama is doing today, don't you wonder where they learned to be such liars and thieves?
Did you know that Generals and Admirals in the US Pentagon call in Bible prophecy scholars to explain Bible prophecy to them so that they can prepare for the next war? Yes, those very same US Generals that ordered the burning of the New Testaments in Afghanistan, call upon Bible prophecy scholars to help them figure out when and where the next war(s) will be. Doesn't that tell you that men and women in our own government do study the Bible, but not for the good of mankind, but for the simple and selfish reasons of greed?
How did our good politicians learn to steal? How did they learn the lessons of the more money that passes through your hands the more you can skim, steal, get in graft or bribes?
Turn with me to John Chapter Twelve.
1 Then, Jesus, six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom He raised from the dead. 2 There they made Him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with Him. 3 Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.
4 Then saith one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray Him, 5 "why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?" 6 This he(Judas Iscariot) said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.
7 Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of My burying hath she kept this. 8 For the poor always ye have with you; but Me ye have not always. John 12:1-8 ACP/KJV
Notice how a woman had brought to God a very costly gift and she used that gift on the Lord, yet the one who carried the money, the one who we would today call Government, objected to this expensive gift being used on God but instead wanted it turned into cash and given to him to dole out to the poor, but, just like government today, Judas Iscariot didn't care a bit about the poor. What he knew was that the more money he had, the more he could find a way to keep for himself.
Read again: "Then saith one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray Him, 'why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?' This he(Judas Iscariot) said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein."
You see, it is very difficult to steal if you are not trusted to handle the money. It is real easy to steal when you not only are entrusted with the money but are entrusted with where and how it is going to be spent. Let me show you another lesson the politicians learned from the Bible concerning the stealing of money.
Luke Chapter Sixteen
1 And He said also unto His disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods. 2 And he called him, and said unto him, 'How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward.'
3 Then the steward said within himself, 'What shall I do? for my lord taketh away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed. 4 I am resolved(I have decided) what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they(those who he helps cheat his master in verses 5-7) may receive me into their houses.'
5 So he called every one of his lord's debtors unto him, and said unto the first, 'How much owest thou unto my lord?' 6 And he said, 'a hundred measures of oil.' And he said unto him, 'Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty.' 7 Then said he to another, 'And how much owest thou?' And he said, 'A hundred measures of wheat.' And he said unto him, 'Take thy bill, and write fourscore.'
From Luke 16:1-7 those in Government have learned how to get legal bribes, they say "Take your bill and make it this much more than what the Government really owes you and put half the extra into my reelection campaign, or buy this much of the product you need to fill the contract from this company I control, or hire this company I control to do a study for you."
You see, while many study the Bible, it is not to glorify God, nor to see others come to a saving knowledge of Christ. Rather, it is for ways to make money for themselves, to garner power unto themselves, to use you and me as vehicles for their own selfish and personal gain. You be different. Study God's word so that you can serve Him better, so that you can answer anyone who has questions about God's word, so that when someone says to you, "What must I do to be Saved?" you can answer him or her.
For Jesus also tells us this: you cannot serve God and money, and don't fear him who can only kill you, but fear God who can both kill you and then cast you into the lake of fire for all eternity. So, don't be like the politician who serves money and will do anything, like Judas Iscariot did, for the gain of money, but instead Fear God.
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