To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; To give subtilty (prudence and caution) to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion. A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels. To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. – Proverbs 1:2-7.
I can make great speeches and tell long tales. Yet, if I have no wisdom, I have no understanding. I can lead a man to waters and tell him to drink. Yet, if I give him no vessel in which to draw out the water, his gasping stays the same. A man who believes that he is something when he is not is a fool before the eyes of the LORD. To fear the LORD brings discretion and judgment. And knowledge of guilt leads to repentance…
Below is a very brief trailer for two Scriptural videos that follow. If it intrigues you or causes you to raise an eyebrow, stick around and watch both videos. It’s less than two hours and thirty minutes of your time.
The Mark Of The Beast – The Seal And The 144000 – Mystery Babylon And The Servants (Trailer)
The Mark Of The Beast – The Seal And The 144000 – Mystery Babylon And The Servants – Full Presentation
Part Two – The 144,000 & The Remnant – The Locusts – The Dead In Christ
Within the Old Testament we learn of the story of Lot and his wife. Most of us are probably aware of the story. Looking back, she was turned into a pillar of salt. We see that she was still holding onto things in the world, unable to fully let them go. We are taught in this moment, a very valuable lesson. Jesus parallels this within His teachings. As we consider the angel of the LORD taking Lot by the hand, and leading him out of the city, he is told, “Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.” Jesus says the same things to his followers in Luke chapter 9.
“And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God. And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house. And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”
Is the LORD leading you and taking you by the right hand, pleading with you to flee Babylon? Is He teaching you in the paths of knowledge and discretion? Are you beginning to understand the meaning of forsaking all that you have? Let us now consider the word’s of Paul. “I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before.”
Now, let’s tie it into the last video that we just looked at and consider Joel 2. “A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.” – Joel 2:3.
“Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. Who knoweth if he will return and repent, and leave a blessing behind him; even a meat offering and a drink offering unto the LORD your God?” – Joel 2:12-14.
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