Monday, September 29, 2014

Solomons Cry..Solomons Lessons.....deno....share freely.

      Is our hearts love, faith, convictions, and religion more about pleasing us or more about pleasing Jesus.? You know, King Solomon after God had appeared to him in a vision when he was a child when he received the promise of wisdom, wealth, honor, and riches from the Lord, for a while afterwards Solomon served the Lord, but eventually the world got in to him, unbridled non covenant gentile women got in to him, and the sin nature that we all have in our flesh took him down roads that when he was a child he thought he would never go down such roads contrary to the will of the God. 
       How many of us have done this very same thing as Solomon did? We started out loving the Lord. He was so real and beautiful to us. Our days were filled with His smile and His brightness blessings, but the tempter came and hissed at us hiding behind something or someone, and the next thing we know we are up to our neck in sin and disobedience and we start to live for our own good pleasure after the flesh again, instead of the Lords good pleasure after the Spirit,  a pleasure that we were created to give Him in the first place and when we backslid or fell in the temptations, we lost the joy of the Lord and His Manifested Presence that we were so deliciously tasting and enjoying. God has seen this over and over again in us the church and its many members.....
      Well for years God saw this same thing, this same kind of behavior in King Solomon, even to the degree of abominations. Solomon in his temptations and in his sin craving for relations with all those un-covenant gentile women began to take the wealth God put in his trust and hands, and he began to use that wealth to make those ladies who were IDOL WORSHIPERS temples for their Idols so that they could bow their knee to them, a thing which also Solomon did from time to time and that was the major sin of his sin legacy. The king of Israel that built the magnificent Temple of the Lord, went from that holy sacred place and built for his forbidden gentile wives TEMPLES TO for their idols to be worshiped in as well...
       Yet as time and age began to take its toil on Solomon he began his elder-ish level reflections of the life he lived on earth before God and before man. What he saw concerned him as it should have and as it should concern us all as we also look into the reflection of the real truth about us and about our lives on earth and how we have lived our life before God and before man. After all, the bible tells us that it is a terrible thing to fall into the hands of the Living God, esp. when your not on his good side, and not possessing his favor, mercy, and approval. As it is written, He shall judge the world in righteousness....
      Well, Solomon as he was more seriously reflecting back on his life, he, if i may put it this way, broke down in tears at how so often he had failed God. He saw how so often he had put his interest and pleasures and lust above Gods interest and holy pleasure when God had been so kind and gracious to him in so many ways, even after the Lord had appeared to him......
      In his reflecting of times past, he remembered the 2 times that the Lord had Himself appeared to him about those forbidden gentile women that He had specifically told him and all the men in Israel, Do Not Go Into Them,  and all those temples he had built with the money and wealth that God supplied him from his youth as if they (those idols) should be compared to Jehovah, the one true God and the glorious temple in Jerusalem. He recalled how when the Lord appeared to him when he was in his sin crazed madness and was marrying the gentile women and built their idols temples after God had warned all of Israel including himself to NEVER DO SUCH ABOMINABLE things and told him of these greater sins of his, how that he refused to repent. Yes the bible says that after the Lord himself had appeared to Solomon and addressed to him about these sins and these issues, it says yet Solomon did not repent.(AMAZING). He said no face to face to God and lived to tell about it. God said, I will be merciful to him that I will be merciful unto. God was exceedingly merciful to Solomon mainly for King David his fathers sake....
       He began to reflect back on all those wine infested banquet parties he used to have as king of Israel and all that that strong drink caused to erupt in Israel from the kings headquarters and party feast.. It was a big time party in the days of the great king Solomon.....
       But now that life and age was wearing him down as it does us all in its season, Solomon became a more broken down man if i may put it that way, and his heart then was TURNED TOWARD HIS CHILDREN to plead with them from his own life's sins and mistakes, to warn them from his own experience and wisdom banks, of the two paths that exist in life. The path of life and real blessings that comes by living only for Gods good pleasure and obeying His Commandments, verses the path of death and shame, and hurt and dishonor that comes from knowing God but not living a life that honors and pleases God above everything else and above every one else....
      As we read all this GOING ON AS HE PENNED in the Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, we hear the heart of an aging Solomon crying out in his wisdom and from the deep depths of his experiences pleading with his sons and all his children to choose wisdom and life, over death and shame. Over and over again we hear him cry, Hearken unto my words my son and attend unto my sayings, for they are life to those that find them and they are health to all their flesh, and they will show you in their light the path that leads to life from the path of darkness and of death. He would preach, listen , read, study, cherish my words and my sayings; Bind them about thy neck and never depart from them and it will go well with you in the land of the living.....He finished the multi-paged cry with this. He said in Ecclesiastes 12:13-14) He said...Children, let us hear the conclusion of the purpose of all this that i have said and penned, and of its whole matter, We all from our youth should love and fear God, and keep His commandment and ways, for this is the whole duty of man. 14) Why? For God shall bring every work into judgement, with every secret thing whether it be good , or whether it be evil........
      The fire of God and the heart of a most beautiful consecrated christian lady who loves God with all her heart and soul has helped me to also more perfectly see and come to this life purpose and calling that God has called us all unto. Solomons' long, drawn out sermon written in the whole 2 books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes combined called THE WHOLE DUTY OF MAN (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14-- the sermons beginning and ending text..There exist nothing in life more important, nor of higher achievement than this, than to love Jesus our Lord and our God and to believe and obey His Words. Keep His Commanndments. And Do His Will......Amen......deno.....please share freely.