Do You Truly Guard your Heart?

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Do You Truly Guard your Heart?

Job asked:

“Why (seeing times are not hidden from the Almighty) do they that know Him not see His days [when God shall judge the world]?

“Some remove the landmarks [the old established beliefs & doctrines]; they violently take away flocks, and feed thereof” (Job 24:1-2)

That is, they (the false shepherds) chase after those “sheep” who have been nurtured up on the old truths, and shake up their established thoughts with complex questions meant to confuse, and with lying sophistry.

These sophisticated theories or arguments cause turbulence, and muddy the still waters, making it foul for the flock to drink. And so then, the false shepherds feed on stolen pastures, which have been stolen through the grazing on the green grass of tithes and/or offerings.

In days of old, in order to establish territory, flat stones would be placed at intervals on the boundary line. Robbers, would then displace the stones and locate them further back on to their neighboring pastures.

There were some shepherds who would steal another’s flock, and then set them out to pasture – to mingle with their own sheep.

So the wicked not only stole sheep from others, but would even grow fat on pilfered pastures.

Lucifer, set out to “remove the landmarks” that God had established through His 10 Words – the laws, a transcript of God’s very character.

The Dragon took the established “stones” of truth, set out by God along His territory “boundary line,” moved them back (ever so slightly) and claimed God’s pastures, and ultimately His sheep that fed thereon, as his own!

Roughly, one-third the angels joined the Adversary’s cause. They had been deceived as well, but God had opened their eyes. Nevertheless, out of deep love and admiration for their leader, these angels decided to take the risk and cast their lot on Lucifer’s side (Revelation 12).

The Serpent had set out to confuse Eve’s ordered mind by inserting doubt about God, what He had specifically told Adam about the tree – and ALL trees. even causing her to question her own beautiful husband, who God had given her in Love and matrimonial bliss.

Was her husband not telling her everything? Had he withheld some truth that God had confided in him, “alone”? After all, God had spoken to Adam only, relaying His instructions and restrictions concerning the trees (Genesis 2:16-18).

It was then Adam’s duty to faithfully communicate God’s will to Eve, which has been spelled out for us, in Paul’s letter to Timothy. [1]

This slight of tongue (within the question put forth to Eve) was the Devil’s hidden agenda seed, that nestled nicely within the forbidden fruit of thought (concerning God’s will). Lucifer had planted this seed beside the forbidden tree. This thought planted, then inextricably linked its tentacles to the benign tree growing peaceably in the Garden. “The tree of the knowledge of good and evil” was never meant to be forever banned.

Nevertheless, the harmless forbidden tree (tainted as well by the poison words) had previously existed in God’s Truth, alone – a single signal of identifying God’s property. An identifier of God’s Law and Property ONLY.

Though God OWNS ALL, including the creatures throughout the vast unlimitable space, whether in the nebulous heavens, or within the fiery stars, or on the solid grounds of abounding planets; yet, due to Lucifer’s accusations, it was now necessary to set up clear boundaries (on planets where creatures dwelt) that were as a SIGNAL to ALL universal inhabitants and a TEST of their loyalty.

Only one missed the “signal and failed the “test.”

Eventually, if no one had eaten of its fruit, the ban would have lifted. There was nothing inherently wrong with the tree or its fruit. After all – Eve was right, “she saw that it was pleasant to the eyes and good for food” (Genesis 3:6)

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Unfortunately, she received a double portion of poison when:
• she took and ate of the benign tree (belonging to God) of her own accord, and
• she also absorbed and ate the words of the Devil’s poisoned apple, that was laced
with error. This poison bore fruit of distrusting husbands in DNA of later
generations
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There has never been anything wrong or evil in anything God has created, including “forbidden trees” or living creatures. Even, in the creation of Lucifer, God has said that everything He created was “very good”! (Gen.1:31).

The problem has always been with the heart, and it’s connection with free will. Though God created perfect hearts – he gave them to the control of each and every creature.

God’s greatest quest was to have the hearts of all His creatures. If God has your heart, He has everything!

It has always been for us to choose whether or not, we would keep the heart for selfish desires or give it back to God for Him to keep (for us) forever.

At creation, the race was then on – God chased His loves across the eons. Who would win the hearts of those in doubt?

In the End, there will never be even one soul, who will ever doubt again. We will all live in eternal security and with eternal harmonious bliss, in God’s Great Heart of “Love.”

“What do ye imagine against the LORD? he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time.” “For God is Love” [2]

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The Title question asked: “Do You Truly Guard Your Heart?”
The answer is: “I Choose to Give God my Heart to Guard!”
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Footnotes ?
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[1] “Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression” (1 Tim.2:11-14).

This arrangement was NOT meant to demean the fairer sex, but to be as a pattern, and/or demonstration of the order in which the Godhead operate. Compare what Paul said in 1 Corinthians 15:28.

You may quickly discern an hierarchical system within the Godhead in verse 28. Yet in order to grasp the deeper significance of this one verse, a thorough Bible study is necessary.

[2] (Nahum 1:9; 1 John 4:8)
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“OOPS!” Note?
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Due to unforeseen circumstances, I was unable to work on Part 2 of “How Old the Universe…”. I know, I know – I’m just as disappointed as you are, may be more so (because I get twice the pleasure in researching & writing). Well I should be raring to go this week & have something REALLY REALLY GOOD! So stay tuned, give me some kind of signal and also let me know if you think I should start posting twice a week.

You know the drill: either “like,” “comment,” or even 😦 “frown” – but no matter what, I’m glad when you “follow” and VERY happy that you even take the time to read the stuff I “post”!

God bless you guys – I ❤ to hear from you, no matter what, even if to criticize! — Well, not really – but at least I won’t get mad :-/ and I’ll consider carefully what you write 🙂
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