Understanding Semantics when WORDS MATTER; Pay Attention to ISRAEL
LISTEN NOW! Greg, John, and Pat discuss the importance of understanding semantics when words matter especially when words are thrown out regarding Israel. You can say something in so many different ways; semantics matter. So many words in the Bible have been taken captive. Right not we need to know the meaning of words that are being used around the world. For instance they talk about what the word hegemony and what it means. This is a word that is being used and we don’t even know what the word means. It means to rule the world; to have complete control of the world. This is what Hitler wanted; it is what the caliphate is all about. They continue to discuss and question as to why things are not being said the way they truly are and how important it is for Christians to speak things the way they are. We must talk plainly. There are those who want world domination. They continue to discuss what was written by Jeff Goldberg in the “Bloomberg View” regarding what the President conveyed to him. “President Barack Obama will tell him (P.M. Netanyahu) that his country could face a bleak future — one of international isolation and demographic disaster — if he refuses to endorse a U.S.-drafted framework agreement for peace with the Palestinians.” The President allegedly predicted a bleak future for Israel if she did not agree to the Palestinian peace agreement. All the while in times pass Secretary John Kerry warned Israel of another intifada. Israel was threatened with the extinction of its race. They continue to discuss how much of what we are seeing unfold on the global scene does not make sense to most but it does make sense to those who are using Alinsky tactics to bring these events to pass. There is no true agenda but the ultimate agenda. Our only hope is God especially from those who try to control and manipulate. It’s important to understand what is being said especially when they are using words like hegemony which means ruling the world. They continue to share what Prophet Chuck Pierce said regarding how the root of racism is found in anti-Semitism. If we don’t deal with anti- Semitism we can’t break racism in our country. What we are seeing is nothing more than Saul Alinksy tactics of which he wrote about in his book Rules for Radicals, right now it’s all about pushing bipolar narratives. We are seeing right before our own eyes the world being organized. They encourage not giving up standing up for the truth.
It Seems Right; LET’S JUST DO IT?
Greg, John, and Pat discuss in this abiding moment how many feel that if it seems right; they should just do it. They continue to discuss the approach of two of Israel’s Kings; King David and King Hezekiah. It seemed right to David that when bringing in the ark of the covenant that it should be brought in with singing, dancing, and closely guarded with two of his best men. It also seemed right to one of David’s men that when the oxen stumbled to reach out his hand to steady the ark and for that action he was struck dead. They continued to discuss that although David did what seemed right to him it ultimately was not right before God. This is in contrast to what King Hezekiah did when he approached the things of God and how he made certain decisions. King Hezekiah began to teach people the word of God and he sent heralds out to tell the people to consecrate themselves before they celebrate the Passover. Some didn’t take too kind to that and they began to scorn the messengers. Hezekiah wanted to do the same thing David did in terms of bringing God’s people into the presence of God. However, the people scorned the messengers almost much like what is being done today with so many believers polling people to find out what they think ; finding enough people who will agree with them instead of them finding out what God’s word says. That did not affect Hezekiah because he was focused on what God’s word says. Hezekiah moved with the people who agreed with God that this was good. He found out what God’s word said and did it God’s way. Hezekiah had compassion and began asking God to forgive the priest for their sins. They continue to discuss what they observed in King Hezekiah’s life that just because things seemed good you just can’t run with it; you need to study God’s word and find out what God’s word says about it. There is an order when it comes to doing things for God; it’s completely God’s way. He is a holy God; a consuming fire and He will shake the whole earth to teach righteousness. The truth is not everybody will follow God and they may even ridicule you and scorn you but take it as confirmation and love those who ridicule you. Don’t get bitter you must love the church; the presence of the Lord will come if we do this after all that is our heart’s desire; His presence.