THE ROCK IN HOREB

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by Pastor Jeromy John Visser

(Introduction:)

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(James, the Brother of Christ:)

Now James of course was the brother of Christ and James would know Jesus Christ more so than many other people - more so than perhaps any other disciple. He says in James chapter four verse one;

"From whence come wars and fightings among you?" James 4:1 (KJV)

Stopping right there - it's a very simple question. The revised says; "what causes wars what causes fightings amongst you?" So tying perfectly into tonight's topic "where do wars come from?" All we need to do oftentimes is follow the paper trail follow who it is who profits for being compensated for the war...we have somebody on the line, "southwest Pennsylvania" did you have anything to say dear brother?

Ah, this is a brother from Nueun town and - um - I just got on today and I got out the military service and my brothers said "Come on this line today and you know I was going to be blessed, you know?"

I hear it - are you down with the clown from Mexican town?

Mexican town? No I'm not from Mexican town.

I hear you, I hear you. Well, what I was going to say is "where do wars come from?" What's your take on that?

What you mean war?

Wars!

You mean the war of the enemy?

Exactly - that war!

Well let me tell you something. He is really, really busy and me and my mother is on here with you tonight and I was preaching today - I'm on TalkShoe, too and I preach on TalkShoe - and today I was preaching about "Now is your Time, Now is your Season." What's going on, right now it's going on 9:30. 9:30 is our time. But right now this is a season of witches. So the devil is being busy - uh - trying...see the devil comes to kill, steal and destroy but God gives to you love, power and sound mind. So you gotta' find out which way you're going - are you going the devil's way, or are you going God's way? Understand: we all have come short to his glory but it's the thing about where we're going at. See? The past is the past, we're going for the future.

I hear you. I have been telling people the first thing a man must obtain is twelve jewels.

Uh-huh.

Definitely, we have another caller - "northern middle Tennessee" did you have something to say?

Ah, hey Pastor Visser this is Andrew I'm just a first time caller to any talk show but I really enjoy your shows and your preaching and I was wondering - I'd heard about about how Eli had been talking about how the Ford company sold vehicles and parts and such to North Vietnam. I was wondering if you had heard the same thing about the Ford company doing the same thing for the Germans in the second world war? Or is that just reverse propaganda or what?

I would definitely have no idea but I will say this it seems like in every war our country is usually there funding the enemy. Even with Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden it's interesting how the American public forgets that our presidents were making gun deals with them just years before.

Exactly. Exactly - I've kind of been into the whole Ford thing and I realize that the Jews bought them out - the Ford foundation and so now they're trying to say that he really was actually Jew and all this kind of stuff himself and he was also - you know he wrote "The International Jew" and such - I was just kinda fascinated with it and then Eli brought it up. Hey, I'm going to hang up and keep continue listening - I appreciate you being out there.

Thank you. I definitely appreciate your input, brother.

Absolutely, thank you - have a good one!

Definitely - you, too.

...and continuing on! So the question was that James was asking is "where do these wars come from?" The wars come from here, he continues on...

"Come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?" James 4:1 (KJV)

The revised standard says this;

"Is it not your passions that are at war in your members?" James 4:1 (RSV)

So once again, it's James the brother Jesus Christ who is going to straightforwardly tell you where the source of wars come from. Now of course here in America it's easy to look at the money trails, it's easy to see that the Jew profits on both ends just as they did in the late 60's. If they weren't the beatnik poets like Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg profiting on there beatneck propaganda trying to get white women to race trade back then then they were sitting behind the desks being the pencil pushers who were signing the buttons. There is a reason outside the gate - outside the kingdom - in the book of Revelation is not only "whosoever loveth and maketh a lie" or dwells within that but also the warmongers. Those who had pleasure in bloodshed, malice and so many other things. Of course there were provisions in the word of God. The children of Israel were told many times to go (for example) into the land of Canaan to kill every resident, to knock down their idols, to kill and destroy every person within them - but those are wars of God and every war of man will always wax more and more unprofitable. So where do wars come from? Even of your lusts that war in your members! Pay close attention - the general epistle of James chapter 4 verse two;

"Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain : ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not." James 4:2 (KJV)

You desire, you don't have - that's exactly what every war is after. Whether it's land or the desire to increase what land they have. Markers, dotted lines that man wants to put to destroy mother earth (if you will) to fence it. To say "this is mine." Not even understanding that Scripture straightforwardly says "the earth and the fullness thereof belong to Yahweh God" (Psalm 24:1). They don't have that respect and that is what governments of men do - they take place of God, they want to be reverenced as God. They want to be there to bail you out any time there's a disaster. So what should be pointed out is that mankind lusts because they don't have enough - they kill because they desire to have land, people's wives, people's properties, people's cars, this is why the average negro in the street will carjack you when you drive through parts of College Park, GA after dark. Don't make that mistake!

You fight in wars yet you have not. Why? Because you don't ask! Why? Verse three in James 4;

"Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts." James 4:3 (KJV)

So understand it - Jesus Christ many times would collect his own disciples and say you don't know what spirit you are of, you don't know which manner in which you should pray. Because many times we do not. We lean to our own understanding and every time man does that he will fail. So dear kinsfolk do not make that mistake! Stand strong within the faith and whatever you do, do so for the side of truth! Stand whether it is in a time of war. Whether it is in Vietnam or this conflict we are in today in the year 2013 stand for truth. Of course, John 17:17 says the word of God is truth. Jesus says "I am the way I in the truth I am the life."

(Massah and Meribah:)

I now want to study to show you that "there is no new thing under the sun." All the way back in the book of Exodus - it's the second book of the Pentateuch - Exodus chapter 17. This is part of the exodus from Egypt to wit Yahweh God sent Moses and Aaron and Moses and Aaron did many miracles in the sight of Pharaoh. Pharaoh would carbon copy - pervert, if you will - and do his magician's tricks to try counter them. Through all of these things Yahweh God delivered. Through ten plagues that he sent upon the people of Israel (and Egypt) culminating and ending with the death of their own firstborn the children of Israel would rather go back and be slaves in Egypt! They were the type of people who looked back like Lot's wife. They said we want to go back to Egypt where we can worship Anubis the golden calf. They said "Well, we want to go and be over here with our Egyptian taskmasters." Why? Because at least they gave us straw to be slaves and pound brinks into mud! And "there is no new thing under the sun." This is the American we live in today but there's truly none so blind as those who refuse to see. So while the average person out there can slip into apostasy because of the cares of the world - because of his job - it never once dawns on them that this is leading down the path of the slippery slope of apostasy. But many people know about Meribah and Meribah is what I want to discuss tonight. Exodus chapter 17. Meribah was a small place through the exodus where the children of Israel were incamped. It is a story about apostasy (or falling away) and we're going to cover it very briefly here. Exodus chapter 17 beginning in verse one, King James Version this time;

All the congregation of the people of Israel moved on from the wilderness of Sin by stages, according to the commandment of the Yahweh, and camped at Reph'idim; but there was no water for the people to drink. Therefore the people found fault with Moses, and said, "Give us water to drink." And Moses said to them, "Why do you find fault with me? Why do you put the LORD to the proof?" Exodus 17:1-2 (KJV)

Now stopping right there we'll see that Moses answered the children of Israel who were being a "Hasatan" (or adversary) to him at the time much in the same manner that Jesus Christ answered Satan during His "temptations" and that is "Thou shalt not tempt the Lord your God" (Luke 4:12). Was Moses saying he was God? No! Rather he was the one who was codifying the Word of God. While man comes along and says "You know what? God didn't write the ten Commandments, Moses did." Oh, yes - Yahweh did write the ten Commandments and the very first set of the ten Commandments were written with the holy finger of God. While it was Moses who destroyed them that's a side point. There was no water and the Israelites were saying "Moses, give us something to drink. Wah!" Verse three in Exodus chapter 17;

But the people thirsted there for water, and the people murmured against Moses, and said, "Why did you bring us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst?" Exodus 17:3 (KJV)

...and so here we see an overlying of the children of Israel all the way back then to today's society because today's society will never be satisfied with any amount of blessings from Yahweh God. In fact, seemingly the more Yahweh God blesses us as a nation the more we slip further into apostasy. The more we "chide" with God and tempt Him and saying "God, I know You delivered me out of Egypt, You delivered me out of slavery, You delivered me from being all these horrible things but now I need a drink of water!" Jesus Christ said that "any man who drinks of Me will never thirst again" (John 4:14) and it's overlaid here. They wanted water and the people thirsted for water. Verse four;

So Moses cried to the LORD, "What shall I do with this people? They are almost ready to stone me." And the LORD said to Moses, "Pass on before the people, taking with you some of the elders of Israel; and take in your hand the rod with which you struck the Nile, and go. Exodus 17:4-5 (KJV)

So stopping right there we see a list of commandments that God gives to Moses. A specific chain of events and when God speaks He means exactly what He says. This is the reason why Jesus Christ could say "Man doesn't live by bread alone but by every Word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God" and I might add that also was said to the Devil when he was attempting to come along and tempt Him with those things "non-tempting." But here God told him (specifically) "Okay, the children of Israel want to stone you because they're thirsty. Because they're ungrateful. Because they're an insatiable lot. Then go before the people, take the elders, bring your rod!" Verse six;

Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock at Horeb; and you shall strike the rock, and water shall come out of it, that the people may drink." And Moses did so, in the sight of the elders of Israel. And he called the name of the place Massah and Mer'ibah, because of the faultfinding of the children of Israel, and because they put the LORD to the proof by saying, "Is the LORD among us or not?" Exodus 17:6-7 (KJV)

What a dumb question, dear kinsfolk! For Yahweh God had already delivered them out of a long-term slavery. Yahweh God already delivered them into the wilderness. Delivered them through the Red Sea - parted the Red Sea for them. To bring them over here and what's the first instinct and the first thought that the Israelite has but the flesh? "Where am I going to get a drink of water?" Well, why do you think it was the Devil came to tempt Jesus Christ after He was baptized, after He fasted 40 days and 40 nights? Jesus Christ came to do it so you could see how to avoid apostasy! Like right here - and this is exactly what's being said: "Don't tempt the Lord your God!" If you want to tempt God by showing your faithlessness when you're supposed to believe that we live on every Word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God - then you can have your drink of water! But woe unto the price that may come with it. So God said if you smite the rock I'll be there so that the children of Israel can have drink but the children of Israel tempted Yahweh God saying "Is Yahweh among us or not?" This is no different than the atheistic's claim to come along and say "Well, if God really exists I want Him to send down a lightning bolt to strike me dead right here" tempting Yahweh God. This is no different than the children of the Devil who sat at the feet of the cross and told Jesus Christ "Well, you believed in Yahweh have Yahweh God deliver you now" in mockery. Attempting to mock the sacrifice that Jesus Christ had already made. So, "there is no new thing under the Sun" but continuing on - verse eight of Exodus Chapter 17;

Then came Am'alek and fought with Israel at Reph'idim. And Moses said to Joshua, "Choose for us men, and go out, fight with Am'alek; tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand." So Joshua did as Moses told him, and fought with Am'alek; and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. Whenever Moses held up his hand, Israel prevailed; and whenever he lowered his hand, Am'alek prevailed. Exodus 17:8-11 (KJV)

So what was the symbology of Moses' staff? Why was there a serpent affixed to the tip of it and what was the power source? Because I assure you dear kinsfolk the power source was not from Moses' staff itself. That was a mistake that the temple (or the court) magicians made in Pharaoh's court. The power came through the charge of God saying "I will do this and you will do this. If you do your part I will do my part." This is why when Moses held up his hand, held up his staff Israel prevailed but when he let down his hand Amalek prevailed. The enemy prevailed! This is also why Peter when He was walking on water COULD walk on water as long as He kept his eyes on Jesus Christ but as soon as He took his eyes off of Jesus Christ? Well he sunk into the mire of the world. He sunk into the water itself - water according to Revelation is symbolic of peoples (Revelation 17:15), it's symbolic of "the world."

(Amalek: Blotted From Heaven:) Half-Edited

In essence, we could say Peter was engulfed by "the world's cares" just as we've already covered in Matthew chapter 13 verses 20 through 23 (that I covered at the end of last week's broadcast) where a sower went out and he sowed seed. Seed also requires light to grow. Seed also requires one other element in addition to soil and light and that is water. Jesus Christ Is Considered to Be "the Rock" More Specifically He Said to Petros or Peter, that rock - "upon the premise" - the fact that Jesus Christ is God, the Son of the Most High God, the only begotten Son of God I will establish my church. We must establish our foundation if you will upon the Rock that is Jesus Christ. Here we see it being overshadowed and overlaid all the way back in the Book of Exodus. Jesus Christ taught no different! He said you must build your house upon a good foundation or else it'll be like a "house of sand" and it'll wash away when the cares of the world come in. Very similar to His parable of the seeds that cannot grow. So seeds cannot grow with too little water but on the same token seeds cannot grow with too much water or they'll be flooded out and washed away. So, Joshua did as Moses had said unto him and fought with Amalek and Moses, Aaron and Hur went to the top of the hill - verse 11;

"Whenever Moses held up his hand, Israel prevailed; and whenever he lowered his hand, Am'alek prevailed. But Moses' hands grew weary; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat upon it, and Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; so his hands were steady until the going down of the sun."

So here we see that Moses had some support from fellow Israelites, from the Elders they brought up. More specifically, we can see the reason why God told Moses to take some elders up with him because He knew they would be tiring and You Did Durkin Spoke Time the Truth can Become Tiring and Wear on the Person. Do you You Really Think Many of Us Enjoy Going through Life Being Lied against a False Witness against Doesn't Really Matter in the Grand Scheme of Things That Is a Side Effect of Being a Truth Speaker. Why? Because They Don't Hate You Which They Represent the Fact For Example faggots don't like hearing That they Should Be Stoned According to Scripture Don't Know What You Should Be Stoned If They Found out to Not Be As Such, They Hate Nature Godly Hatred Bible and They Hate the Message That You Are Nine Times Out Of 10 the Person Who Has the Adult Video Tell Them the Truth and Paul Taught in a Different Path That Have I Become Your Enemy Because I've Told You the Truth in Media and Indeed You Will Durkin Spoke Many Times so Verse 13 in Exodus 17;

"And Joshua mowed down Am'alek and his people with the edge of the sword."

The RSV says;

"And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword"

With All Says This Struck down an Hour Kick in His People with the Edge of the Sword and Yahweh Said Moses like This for a Memorial in a Book and Rehearse It in the User Joshua Fry Are Very Proud of Remembrance of Amalek from under Heaven and Moses Built an Altar and Called the Name of Jehovah and He Present Because Yahweh Have Sworn That the Yahweh Will Have War with Amalek from Generation to Generation

"And Joshua mowed down Am'alek and his people with the edge of the sword. And the LORD said to Moses, "Write this as a memorial in a book and recite it in the ears of Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Am'alek from under heaven." And Moses built an altar and called the name of it, The LORD is my banner, saying, "A hand upon the banner of the LORD! The LORD will have war with Am'alek from generation to generation."

That is the gainsaying of Meribah if you will which is entirely different than the Gainsaying of Core but It Was on That Same Road and It Was on That Same Path! Much Later in the "gainsaying of Korah" they turned around and They Go on My Vista Quot; and They Directed Their Own Golden Image Elected Their Own If You Will to Worship the Matter That God through Moses Gave Them Water to Drink the Matter That Moses Being a Friend of God Were like Abraham Did Lot on the Plains of Mamre He Made Manifest through Prayer and like a Any Set of What Mattered Was That It Was a Purging Process Just like the Parable of the Tares and Wheat. Just like the apostate and those who will Backsliding. The reason people "backslide" is the same reason Satan must exist or "the knowledge of good and evil" if you will. Is Because You Are Regardless to Try to Tempt to Test You to See If You Will Serve Him in the Fall the Traditions of Men. There's really nothing quite as sad as people who are spoon-fed lies and accept them as truth. Whether it be through the television, whether it be from another pastor, whether it's Just sitting behind the Sunday School Church Pulpit (for Lack of a Better Term) - there's none so sad as those who truly think they are free but are not and we see this with the Children of Israel in Egypt.

Egypt - for lack of a better term - would have been seen as an economic slavery. It's not as if every man, woman and Israelite child had chains and shackles around their feet. They had homes even though they were slave quarters. That had food, even though they were the bread crumbs from their masters' table and because They the how come they were able to go against Moses. They were able to go against even Joshua who was a foreshadowing of Jesus Christ on the Plains of Mamre He and before entering into the land of Canaan and kvetch and cry saying "We're thirsty NOW! Where are you Yahweh God?"

Our Community Have in Blacků Such Route Do Not Make That Mistake Today Dear Kinsfolk Today If You Hear His Voice Hard Match Your Heart Is in the Day of Provocation That's Exactly What Ferriday and While Pharaoh Hardened His Heart One Time two Times for Even Three Times Eventually Yahweh God Took over in Hardened It for Him Meaning That God True When His Promise Found All the Way of the New Testament and Romans Chapter 1 Verse 28; " and That Is Seen As a Do Not like to Retain God in Their Knowledge God Will Give Them over a Reprobate Mind " but paying close attention He Gives Them a Reprobate Mind to Work That Which Is Unseemly Much like the Reason God Allows for Prophets to Exist in the Land According to Second Peter Chapter 2 Is Available Truth Will Be Evil Spoken of Having Your 2013 Make Accommodates People like Me Pastor Peter Catholicks of Your Wing Warmongers Were All of These Things but Guess What? Yahweh God Is the Same Today Tomorrow and Forever. That We God Will Not Change from God Belly God Will Not Change the Reason We're Not Change According the Very Last Book Familiar Prophets in the Old Testament That Is Malachi Is of the Sons of Jacob Will Not Be Consumed. This Is the Reason Why Shorten the Days of That the Elect of the Zadok Would Not Be Consumed Because They could Be Happy Not so Take That to the Bank with That Helps of Meekness Took Kinsfolk and Understand It Even the Elect Can Be Deceived and God Not Shorten the Days and You Better Be on Your Knees and the Dust from the Perfect I Got a Created You from an upon Price to Him for Coffee Out Of the Darkness of It Shall Be Able to See That Simple Truth. That Is Something That the Unbelieving World out There Simply Does Not Half. Is Something That We Have the Blessed Assurance and While the World May Come along and Call Arrogance It Simply Is Not. It is blessed assurance! So with that being established dear kinsfolk I'd once again invite you to swing by next Wednesday 7 PM (Eastern Standard Time) where Obadiah 1:18 of the Christian Identity Form.net and yours truly Pastor Visser of Covenant People's Ministry.org will be bringing you another study based on the King James or the Amplified King James Version of the Bible. So until next time, this is Pastor Visser once again wishing you and yours great studies. War for Christ! Amen.

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