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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

GOD OWES SODOM AND GOMORRAH NO APOLOGY


By my own plan and thought I should be writing on a network of praise or the completion of one of my stories. But the Holy Spirit, my Teacher, our Teacher put in in me to write that GOD OWES SODOM AND GOMORRAH NO APOLOGY. His will supersedes mine. In fact, my will is defined by and embedded in His will. This is not to counter a popular saying or to respond to a growing sentiment that God, by the spread of same-sex viral acts in this generation, owes Sodom and Gomorrah an apology for destroying them with fire. I think that when I heard that statement, I agreed or just couldn’t think otherwise. I watched a minister said it on the television some years ago and that has spread- such will spread. I know I have not felt the need to react for I simply believed that now is worse than then and this current world seem lost beyond hope. But today, 20th of June, 2017, around 5:30 p.m. while I wash some clothes, pondering on something else, the word had come to me, “God owes Sodom and Gomorrah no apology.” I knew it’s the Teacher speaking to my spirit. I knew he’d explain.
GOD IS TERRIBLE
We know He is our Father but that is the great privilege that we have had in Christ through adoption. And so are we. However, there’s no binding covenant that reduces God’s majesty and there can never be any of such covenant at any time. It is in democracy that there is freedom of speech and then the government can be challenged. God’s supreme. He’s sovereign. He’s a dictator- that is, He’s unconstrained by law. He Himself is the law by which He operates. No one teaches Him what to do. The Godness of YHWH is totalitarian. Indeed, He is unquestionable.
Psalm 47:2 For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.  
The Amplified Version explains that ‘terrible’ as dread. Some versions declare that He is to be feared. He’s a great King over all the earth. His greatness is beyond any challenge because the whole earth is His footstool; the whole earth is like a drop of water; countries are like grasshopper. Shall a lizard, oh lizard is big; shall a grasshopper stand to challenge Cyclops? Unimaginable!
Joel 2:11 And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?  
The Lord is terrible such that when His day comes it will be terrible. And who shall endure it? Well, in Christ we’re saved. But when the time comes for God to appear on the Mount Sinai, the people were warned to observe strict cleanliness and decorum. They weren’t to come near at all. He is very fearsome. Thank God that through Christ we can now get closer to God. But no matter how closer we get, we can’t ever be as closer as Moses was because after Him there shall no one arise up to Him. We shall not compare the person of Christ with Moses even if we can draw foreshadowing or parallel. And Moses knew by experience that no familiarity should make us lose consciousness of the terribleness of God. We love Him, He loves us. We get closer but we cannot ridicule Him.
Hebrews 12:21 And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)  
The people ran and said that Moses only should wait. But even Moses feared and quaked. God is terrible.
He asks me to tell you, “I’m the one who kills and boasts of it.” You remember what he told Moses in Deuteronomy 32:49-50, Get thee up into this mountain Abarim, unto mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, that is over against Jericho; and behold the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel for a possession:  And die in the mount whither thou goest up, and be gathered unto thy people; as Aaron thy brother died in mount Hor, and was gathered unto his people.” Moses didn’t argue. He just blessed each tribe and went up and died. Aaron had been told to go up, hand over to his son and die.
Numbers 20:23 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in mount Hor, by the coast of the land of Edom, saying,  
24 Aaron shall be gathered unto his people: for he shall not enter into the land which I have given unto the children of Israel, because ye rebelled against my word at the water of Meribah.  
25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and bring them up unto mount Hor:  
26 And strip Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son: and Aaron shall be gathered unto his people, and shall die there.  
28 And Moses stripped Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son; and Aaron died there in the top of the mount: and Moses and Eleazar came down from the mount.  
He sent Isaiah to King Hezekiah, “prepare your will, set your house in order, you will die,” it’s simply put, “Hezekiah, set everything in order, I want you to die.” He wants it. Hezekiah pleaded and He decides to allow him more years. That is YHWH. He is absolutely beyond contestations. Never think of it. Never ridicule God. Do you know Him? He is terrible. Many have thought at a time that it’s unjust to remove Saul and retain David if their sins are weighted. That’s not the focus now. And I just must say that to imagine contesting God’s doings is unimaginable and unacceptable.
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May we never attempt to ridicule God either by joke or by seriousness! Far be it from God to apologise, he’s never going to owe anybody an explanation. And will never owe anyone an apology. HE IS YHWH!