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Wicked for the Day of Evil

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    In this chapter we will be looking into several passages from the Bible all proving that it is Yahweh Himself who sends wickedness and iniquity upon his people and only does so when they fall away from His perfect Law or start to serve other gods before Him. There's a very important (and often overlooked) verse found in Micah 4:5 that reads; “For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of Yahweh our God forever and ever.” This aspect becomes more apparent in a genuine Christian walk as the remnant are the most persecuted of all Christians, if not the only group who experience true Christian suffering due to their unwavering belief in Jesus as God and the infallibility of the Holy scriptures. We will also examine why Yahweh says He is “gracious to whom I will gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy” (Exodus 33:19) and more importantly, why “Many are called, but few are chosen” (Matthew 22:14). This is a very important study because not once did our Savior teach us to go door to door making a general nuisance of ourselves trying to "sell" Jesus to those who He hasn't given “eyes to see and ears to hear (Matthew 13:15).”


    In order to drive home this point, we should turn to one of the numerous anti-homosexual New Testament passages found in Paul's epistle to the Romans; “The invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are withoutexcuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things” (Romans 1:20-23). We should notice from these verses that there is no excuse for not 'seeing' Yahweh in the very world around us because He isclearly seen in His creation; this includes the fact that Jesus is God or part of the perfect Godhead.


    There are many snakes that love turning Christians against Jesus by teaching contrary to his equality with Yahweh or saying that He wasn't “God with us” (Matthew 1:23) or “God manifest in the flesh” (1 Timothy 3:16). Beware of this type of so-called teaching, it falls directly under the Biblical definition of antichrist and also causes well-meaning Christians to serve false gods other than the Creator Jesus Christ (Colossians 1:16-18). Also, notice that foolishness accompanies "educated thought" because while “professing themselves to be wise, they became fools” meaning that their eyes are blinded by Yahweh so Satan is then allowed to play upon their intellect -- most times convincing the unfortunate host that he doesn't exist. The God of Israel is perfect, let's never forget this. Let's read some more; “Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshiped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet” (Romans 1:24-27).


    Only a God of love would give such unruly children what they want by giving them the very filth that they desire. This type of "tough love" was exhibited in the teachings of Jesus like when He said; “Woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation” (Luke 6:4) or “When thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward” (Matthew 6:5). Saying that they have their reward or have received their consolation means that their fleshly desires, whether it is riches or pleasures, will be all they will ever get. Sadly for them, being forsaken by Yahweh is no real reward at all and it's amazing how the homosexuals will still assert the false claim that the New Testament isn't anti-queer. In these passages, we can learn that there is a “natural use” for men and women and that lustful homosexuals work that which is unseemly or “indecent” (Strong's # G808) in the eyes of Yahweh. It's because of this hatred towards God and His perfect Law that Yahweh forsakes them.


    Now, let's finish this chapter; “Even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters,haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them” (Romans 1:28-32). Here we can see that Yahweh Himself gives them the reprobate mind to do those things non-convenient or not “becoming (Strong's # G2520).” In short, they are simply considered vessels of dishonor that can only be used to bring about Yahweh's perfect will on earth, even if the so-called reprobate isn't aware of it.


    Paul also provides us with some distinguishing traits of those given the spirit of slumber, they are straight-out haters of God and the very covenant that He made with Israel among a few. The Bible tells us that there are many false prophets among us (II Peter 2:1) and in order to be a false prophet one must be working within the movement so let's be aware of the many devices of the Judas-inspired enemy. Let's also do all that we can to serve our Jealous God by adapting our lives around His perfect commandments or Law, even when our human understanding doesn't comprehend why it's commanded. Let's stay in Romans but hop over to the 9th chapter and pick it up on verse 13; “As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated. What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid. For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that showeth mercy” (Romans 9:13-16).


    It's amazing that so many Christiansfeel like an omnipotent God doesn't possess the ability to hate when it's written in our very scriptures. "It is written" in Malachi 1:2-3; “I have loved you, saith Yahweh. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? saith Yahweh: yet I loved Jacob, And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.” Notice here that Paul says there is no unrighteousness with God as it is never our place to question His motives, instead we should be only thankful and humble that He has chosen us at all. In keeping with the topic, Paul even quotes Exodus 33:19 which reads; “And he said [to Moses], I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of Yahweh before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.” This is more Biblical proof that it is God that does the choosing and while He may use His people to spread the Gospel, only the gift of the Holy Spirit can give them actual eyes to see or the ability to discern what is plainly written in our beloved scriptures.


    Let's continue; “For the Scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might show my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth. Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth. Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will? Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honor, and another unto dishonor” (Romans 9:17-21)? In chapter five you will see that Yahweh Himself hardened Pharaoh's heart and it’s here that we discover the reason for Him doing so - “He might show His power in Pharaoh, and that His name might be declared throughout all the earth.” Paul than continues to compare Israel to pots formed by the potter which is a very fitting analogy because the ruddy Adam was formed from the red soil in the Garden of Eden.


    Nonetheless, we learn that Yahweh makes some of these vessels (or people) for honor and others for dishonor to “show His power” and bring about His will. No man can question Yahweh as to why they were created to be a certain way and no amount of arguing will make a person see a truth that is not intended for them - it's like forcing someone to read somebody else's mail, they won't understand what is written. Fortunately, Paul teaches Christians what they must do to be vessels of honor over in 2 Timothy 2:15-20; “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some. Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honor, and some to dishonor. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.”


    In order to be a vessel of honor and "fit for use" by Yahweh we must study the Word of God and rightly divide that Truth. We must also shun or refuse false doctrine here called profane vain babblings such as any new doctrines that might rear their ugly heads along our Christian walk. It also says that those who say that "the resurrection is past already" or that Jesus will never return again are to be resisted and surprisingly there are still sects of "Pharisee Christians" that like to teach against the second coming of Jesus or Kingdom age. It should already be apparent that Yahweh knows them that are his and through spiritual discernment it becomes second-nature for Christians to spot those who are His as well. Fellowship is important, but let's all be sure that we purge ourselves from these false doctrines and trust in the Ever-Living Word before approaching the Father in any request. We should always set time aside to listen for His voice in nature, in the Bible, inside us or by any of the many ways that Yahweh chooses to speak to His elect

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    Jesus teaches that “thy word is truth” in Matthew 17:17 and almost every piece of “the whole amour of God” (Ephesians 6:13-17) is the Word of Yahweh so we must always use our swords (Hebrews 4:12) against the enemy and their false doctrines. The serpentile enemy loves to sugarcoat their many lies with a wee-bit of truth and without the Word we have no chance against them. This was taught in the actions of Jesus when He was "tempted" by Satan in the wilderness, He corrected Lucifer numerous times by saying “It is written” showing the importance of knowing twisted scripture when we see it. Study is a commandment. Let's now move on to Romans 11:1; “I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the Scripture saith of Elijah? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying, Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life. But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to Baal” (Romans 11:1-4).


    Paul tells us all in the Word of God that he is an Israelite descended from the tribe of Benjamin which is an important fact within itself. He then continues to explain that Yahweh hasn't cast away His chosen race but has even chosen Himself seven thousand people, or the elect remnant. Baal was the false god of Jezebel and in a futurist sense would also be the government "god" or church because he was also the god of Jezebel's husband King Ahab. My how things don't change! Even in today's sad state of affairs with churchianity twisting doctrine right and left there is a remnant of believers as Paul soon explains. Continuing on; “Even so then at this present time also there is a remnantaccording to the election of grace. And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work. What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded. (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day. And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompense unto them: Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back always” (Romans 11:5-10).


    Like typical, even the remnant is saved according to grace in compliance with Ephesians 2:8-9; “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Paul continues to teach the Romans that “God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear” just like promised and as it is written. This concept of slumber dates all the way back to Deuteronomy 29:4 where Moses says to certain men of Israel; “Yet Yahweh hath not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day.” Turn with me now to Isaiah 29:6-10; “Thou shalt be visited of Yahweh of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire. And the multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel, even all that fight against her and her munition, and that distress her, shall be as a dream of a night vision. It shall even be as when an hungry man dreameth, and, behold, he eateth; but he awaketh, and his soul is empty: or as when a thirsty man dreameth, and, behold, he drinketh; but he awaketh, and, behold, he is faint, and his soul hath appetite: so shall the multitude of all the nations be, that fight against mount Zion. Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink. For Yahweh hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.”


    Most Christians should be familiar with this account in Isaiah, it's from this same chapter that we read; “Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near mewith their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men” (Isaiah 29:13). Jesus would later teach on this same verse when dealing with the hypocrites or "pretend Christians" of His day in Matthew 15:7-8; “Hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching fordoctrines the commandments of men.” We should all be able to notice here that our Savior teaches that there are men at large, ones with a slumbered spirit no less, who are teaching for doctrine their own commandments or "the precepts of men." In short, there are many people who consider themselves to be followers of the Way but are in fact no more Christian than Lucifer himself.


    One merely need to look around at the type of baloney that is spewed out from behind the modern-day pulpit in this day and age to see this is true because a majority of what government churches teach cannot be substantiated within the pages of the Bible. Such false concepts like "the prosperity doctrine, judeo-Christianity or the pre-tribulation rapture" are all dreamed up by men who have removed their heart far from Yahweh and to put it more bluntly - they can only offer "lip service" to Jesus because they're blinded in reality. We will now be examining the actual verses that prove Yahweh plainly sends evil itself upon His people when they are unruly to His Law. So far, we've covered three major aspects all taken from the book of Romans leading up to this very aspect - the reprobate mind, the dishonorable vessel and the slumbered spirit. Like allthings, even these three appalling characteristics are from our Creator Jesus. The Holy Bible says; “Yahweh hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil (Proverbs 16:4).”


    For most Christians, the concept of an omnipotent or "all things" God is the key to understanding the very oracles of the Ever-Living Yahweh. There are many false prophets at large who love to attack this harmony by asserting the lie that Jesus isn't God or Satan doesn't exist but somehow there's another "higher power" at work within our own minds that should be harkened to. Beware of snakes that push anything new whether it is a new age, new doctrines or new Bibles. This author is of the conviction that an evil person can spend their entire life pretending to be Christian just to sow discord from within the ranks. This is why Jesus taught so adamantly against the hypocrites or "stage players" and would also teach us; “Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you” (Matthew 7:6). Never before have so many tares been apparent as they are in today's apostasy.


    A good place to study about dogs and pigs would be in 1st Samuel 16:11-15; “Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither. And he sent, and brought him [David] in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And Yahweh said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he. Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of Yahweh came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah. But the Spirit of Yahweh departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from Yahweh troubled him. And Saul's servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee.” This is the choosing of David for Yahweh done through the prophet Samuel and we should all notice that even as a youth David was ruddy possessing "the ability to blush" as we can also read during the account of David and Goliath; “When the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance” (1 Samuel 17:42). However, what I'd like to focus on is the fact that as soon as the mighty David was chosen to receive the Holy Spirit, that same Spirit completely left king Saul and an evil one entered into him to replace it.


    There's another account of a certain evil spirit found in Acts 19:11-16; “God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul: So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them. Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. And there were seven sons of Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so. And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.” Notice that these uncalled jews attempt to exorcize evil spirits “by Jesus whom Paul preacheth” and they were practically beaten down for their attempt and instead fled from the house naked and wounded? We should pay close attention to these passages to see why this happened -- this evil spirit asks the false exorcists “Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?” before unleashing his fury? In light of this story remember the words of James; “Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble” (James 2:19).


    For a moment, let's think about the legion of demons that Jesus Christ cast into the filthy swine as we'll read from Luke 8:26-33; “They [Jesus and His disciples] arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee. And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs. When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not. (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.) And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him. And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep [nothingness]. And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them. Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked.”


    From this account as well we can see that evil-spirited demons know who are the sons of Yahweh in contrast to their own - the unfortunate certain man, or "host" for the evil spirits. Friends, we can choose either the Holy Spirit or an evil spirit, it's one or the other so let's keep our vessels as clean as possible so the proper Spirit can abide within us always. Jesus cast the demons into the pigs because they are Biblically considered unclean and this is yet another proof-text that swine are an abomination. Before moving on to lying spirits we should quickly look at two more accounts that further drive home the very point I'm trying to make. In Luke 9:49-50 it reads; “John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us. And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.” Now, contrast these unnamed followers who used Jesus name to rebuke demons instead of “by Jesus whom Paul preacheth” as we just read a moment ago. Never could truer Words be spoken than “He that is not against us is for us” because in certain cases, false brethren can only be against us and will do all they can to destroy Biblical truth or sow discord.


    In the Gospel of Matthew 17:14-21 it reads; “When they [the disciples] were come to the multitude, there came to him a man, kneeling down to him, and saying, Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him. Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me. And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he [singular] departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.” From what we've just read we should be able to see that many of the disciples themselves held an 'unbelief' in demons or evil spirits just like we find many Christians today that refuse to acknowledge the existence of Satan or power of Jesus' name.


    Interesting also is the fact that a lunatic is considered demon possessed agreeing with a majority of recorded history, that is - until the pharmakeia (pharmaceutical industry) gained major footing in the poisoning our people with unnecessary vaccines and developed so-called "mental health" facilities during this last century. Evil spirits are real and they are sent by Yahweh. “The king of Israel [Ahab] said unto Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell thee that he [Elijah] would prophesy no good concerning me, but evil? And he said, Hear thou therefore the word of Yahweh: I saw Yahweh sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left. And Yahweh said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner. And there came forth a spirit, and stood before Yahweh, and said, I will persuade him. And Yahweh said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade and prevail also: go forth, and do so. Now therefore, behold, Yahweh hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and Yahweh hath spoken evil concerning thee” (1 Kings 22:18-23).


    This is scriptural truth that the God of Israel can and does put a lying spirit in the mouth of certain "prophets" irregardless of their heritage. Bearing false witness is not only a violation of numerous Mosaic Laws but a serious offense of the ninth commandment (Exodus 20:16) so those who choose to participate in such activities, especially amongst the chosen remnant of Yahweh's Holy people, should already be rebuked as a false prophet that contains a lying spirit. In this particular account “there came forth a spirit, and stood before Yahweh and said I will persuade him.” Compare this with the story of Job that reads; “There was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before Yahweh, and Satan came also among them” (Job 1:6). Many false prophets who deny the fact that Satan is a real deity like to point out that the word "tempter" means “put to the test or tempt” and "devil" means “false accuser or slanderer” as if this fact supports their claims. The way I look at names is like this - every name in the Bible has a specific meaning. For example, Emmanuel means “God with us” but it was without a doubt still Jesus. Peter means "rock" but he wasn't stone. Andrew means "manly" but he was still ole' Andy. Phillip means "fond of horses" but did he own any? Beelzebub means "dung god" and he most likely was. Just because Lucifer (as a noun-masculine name) means "light-bringer" doesn't mean that he's not the fallen one.


    There's a second rendering of this account found in 2 Chronicles 18:17-21; “The king of Israel [Ahab] said to Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell thee that he [Elijah] would not prophesy good unto me, but evil? Again he said, Therefore hear the word of Yahweh; I saw Yahweh sitting upon his throne, and all the host of heaven standing on his right hand and on his left. And Yahweh said, Who shall entice Ahab king of Israel, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one spake saying after this manner, and another saying after that manner. Then there came out a spirit, and stood before Yahweh, and said, I will entice him. And Yahweh said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go out, and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And Yahweh said, Thou shalt entice and thou shalt also prevail: go out, and do so. Now therefore, behold, Yahweh hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of these thy prophets, and Yahweh hath spoken evil against thee.” In comparing the two accounts we can notice the only major difference is with the "spirit that came forth" - in Kings it says he would "persuade" the false prophets and in Chronicles it says he will "entice" them. Both words are taken from the verbpâthâh (pronounced paw-thaw') and it literally means “allure, deceive, enlarge, entice, flatter, persuade or make one silly” (Strong's # H6601). Both books of the Bible say that it was Yahweh Himself that put a lying spirit in the mouth of the prophets and spoke evil against them. Lying spirits are real and they are also sent by Yahweh.


    In light of this evidence about lying spirits consider this awesome passage found in Isaiah 45:4-7; “For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me. I am Yahweh, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me: That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am Yahweh, and there is none else. I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I Yahweh do all these.” An omnipotent God is just that - all things. Often, people ask themselves “Why would a God of love do such things?” The fact of the matter is the Bible never once states that Yahweh is only love, rather He possesses the abilities of both hate and love like His children that are formed in His image. We can further verify this fact in Malachi 1:3 and Romans 9:13 where god himself says; “Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.” We will cover the reasons why Yahweh chooses some people over others in more depth later in this book and it's to multiply His signs and wonders to both the heathen and the world.
     
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