Sunday July 29, 2012

It just keeps getting better and better! God is opening Jerry’s understanding to greater and greater things.  Not only are individual words defined, spiritually, phrases also need definition. Sometimes a phrase can more specifically identify something.

We will do a search on the phrase “poor and needy” and notice what comes up.

    The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation. Psalm 37

Here is where you can get the correct understanding of the bent bow.

A bent bow is a counterfeit bible. Notice that it is not God’s bow, but “their bow” that is bent, specifically to cast down the poor. Now we want to positively identify the poor,… in an opposite manner. We are going to the Spirit of Prophecy to show harmony too.

    These poor souls, I saw, were deceived by Satan. They flatter themselves that they are all right, and in favor with God, rich in spiritual discernment, when they are blind, poor, and wretched. They are doing the work of Satan, and thinking they have a zeal for God. p. 11, Para. 5, [23OT].

Laodicea figures herself to be “rich,” therefore, poor being the opposite, means a lack of spiritual discernment.

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:3

Now search on the phrase “the Lord thy God” and see what you get. I was amazed!!
I am letting you do this one on your own. All must take the steps themselves. There are no shortcuts. My part is to point you to Christ and allow the Holy Spirit to work with you personally.

God Bless your Study

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