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Peace is the state of man without warring…
there is no need to seek or strive for a
superiority of thought, mind or condition…
and this is true no matter what man will say,
find truth and grasp for it, grab onto it and
don’t let go, especially to search for love,
love grants mankind sure reason to sing…
and to be as light as a heaven sent dove,
see if you can force someone to love you…
you cannot but when it’s done so willingly
is when time almost stands still, an eternal
moment shared, despite oneself so plainly.

 

Indifference: lack of interest, concern, or sympathy. Unimportant.

Is this the new face of tolerance?

What mankind has done, with or without God, is important enough to God to allow for His own Son to take on human form… and to die for the condition we all were found in- a sinful state. This is love and a way to life itself, a life beyond this one, a life of true abundance- life eternal and forever. I know it is hard to wrap your mind around this concept when you can be wrapped up with living the life we have (right now) but know one thing… this is not where we are to have such abundance or even to imagine the splendor of heaven itself.

What people need to understand is the difference between the vengeance of God, those that commit to it (His own), and the vengeance of man in the name of their god. Nothing can be thought of as it being the same… nothing but the results. Motivation is the biggest difference here and will continue based on world perception- and as it is seen of God the world would seek their own view over God Himself. When it comes to God… there is nothing man can do to best Him of His will- what He tells us He will do is final.

The best thing man can do is understand the patience God has shown us all, as back in the days of Noah… by waiting one hundred and twenty years for people to repent and change their ways. How best to consider the outcome, when it affects our views of love and its effects on others.

Ezekiel 25:14- 17 14 And I will lay my vengeance upon Edom by the hand of my people Israel: and they shall do in Edom according to mine anger and according to my fury; and they shall know my vengeance, saith the Lord GOD. 15 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because the Philistines have dealt by revenge, and have taken vengeance with a despiteful heart, to destroy it for the old hatred; 16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will stretch out mine hand upon the Philistines, and I will cut off the Cherethims, and destroy the remnant of the sea coast. 17 And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious rebukes; and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall lay my vengeance upon them.

[In the scripture above is found ‘the old hatred‘ and it comes from this Hebrew understanding of it. Likewise, despiteful comes to us from this understanding.]

Luke 6:27 KJV
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27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,

The New Testament (the New Covenant) shares the new view for us all to see (clearly), and this shared expectation is plainly expressed. There is left all humanity no doubts to what is said so tersely and pithy, relating the commands of God to mankind- actions all believers should take to their own heart and employ its truest meaning. This is what God has also done Himself, and Jesus, being the fulfillment of the law, would not break this covenant… this truth. Let us pray a blessing on those that would do us harm- for Jesus said,”Forgive them for they know not what they do.” This was applied to us all, as sinners, and here for those that do not choose to see Him for who He really is… God Himself.

Can humanity itself be this spiteful?

Luke 6: 36-38 36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. 37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: 38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

Merciful: showing or exercising mercy; bringing someone relief from something unpleasant.

{Below comes by way of Matthew Henry’s Commentary, found here, for Ezekiel 44.]

Christ is the high priest of our profession, who entered himself into the holy place, and opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers.

“No stranger shall enter into my sanctuary till he has first submitted to the laws of it.’’ But, lest any should think that this excluded the penitent believing Gentiles from the church, the stranger here is described to be one that is uncircumcised in heart, not in sincerity consenting to the covenant, nor putting away the filth of the flesh; whereas the believing Gentiles were circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, Col. 2:11. This circumcision of the heart, in the spirit, not in the letter, was what the unbelieving Jews were strangers to and unconcerned about, while yet they were zealous to keep out of the sanctuary uncircumcised Gentiles, witness their rage against Paul when they did but suspect him to have brought Greeks into the temple, Acts. 21:28.

[This one below is from here, and from Ezekiel 47, explained with Deuteronomy 29:23 and seen here with help of Matthew Henry’s Commentary on Deuteronomy 29.]

Those that will not be watered with the grace of God, and made fruitful, shall be abandoned to their own hearts’ lusts, and left for ever unfruitful.

Ye stand this day all of you before the Lord your God–The whole congregation of Israel, of all ages and conditions, all–young as well as old; menials as well as masters; native Israelites as well as naturalized strangers–all were assembled before the tabernacle to renew the Sinaitic covenant. None of them were allowed to consider themselves as exempt from the terms of that national compact, lest any lapsing into idolatry might prove a root of bitterness, spreading its noxious seed and corrupt influence all around (compare Hebrews 12:15). It was of the greatest consequence thus to reach the heart and conscience of everyone, for some might delude themselves with the vain idea that by taking the oath by which they engaged themselves in covenant with God, they would surely secure its blessings. Then, even though they would not rigidly adhere to His worship and commands, but would follow the devices and inclinations of their own hearts, yet they would think that He would wink at such liberties and not punish them. It was of the greatest consequence to impress all with the strong and abiding conviction, that while the covenant of grace had special blessings belonging to it, it at the same time had curses in reserve for transgressors, the infliction of which would be as certain, as lasting and severe. The picture of a once rich and flourishing region, blasted and doomed in consequence of the sins of its inhabitants, is very striking, and calculated to awaken awe in every reflecting mind. Such is, and long has been, the desolate state of Palestine; and, in looking at its ruined cities, its blasted coast, its naked mountains, its sterile and parched soil–all the sad and unmistakable evidences of a land lying under a curse–numbers of travelers from Europe, America, and the Indies (“strangers from a far country,” Deuteronomy 29:22 ) in the present day see that the Lord has executed His threatening.

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