Cause And Effect

Answer The Call

“And there came an angel of the Lord, and sat under
an oak which was in Oph’rah, that pertained unto
Jo’ash the A’bi-ez’rite: and his son Gideon threshed
wheat by the winepress, to hide it from the Mid’i-anites.”
Judges 6:11.

Often the remarks will be said “Well, it just happened that way”.   This comment is not true and anyone who makes this statement does not have knowledge as to how this world operates.

In our life there is always what we call cause and effect. Circumstances are brought about due to some action that triggers a subsequent act either what we see or what is known as a fact by us through our knowledge.

The Lord, Jehovah has given to people a place for this existence. This means we have a territory that fits our bodies. This may seem strange to us now but this happened to Noah’s 3 sons when the waters of the flood receded. There was an assignment for them personally. This can be read in Genesis 9:25-27.

“And he said, cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants
Shall he be unto his brethren.
And he said, Blessed be the Lord God of Shem; and Canaan
shall be unto his brethren.
God shall enlarge Ja’pheth, and he shall dwell in the tents
of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.”
This can be further read about in Genesis 11:9.

“Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord
Did there confound the language of all the earth: and from
thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all
the earth.”

The point which is made by reading this observation is each race has a place on the globe. The black race has a special environment in what we call Africa. It’s near the equator. The Oriental race does far better in places like China and the lands nearby. This summer of 2016 has had blood sprinkled – especially in the United States. The leftlist President actually has fomented this type of action. Then such creatures as George Soros, the moneyed Jew, gave money to “Black lives Matter”. His attitude is to stir up trouble and make money off of the rebellion.

God has provided a plan for animals and people to live on this terrestrial ball which he hung in space.

There is in Africa a county named Tanzania, which has an area of 1,000C square miles. This land mass has been given a name that a few people are familiar. It is called the Serengeti. Humans are restricted from going there except by special permission. The different beasts that survive here is so unique. I have never read the number of species which survive there. The ecosystem is actually grasslands savanna and woodlands. Each allows certain types of creatures to be there.

The study of all this by agricultural people can teach us how to create greater productions for us in the United States.

The conclusion which is sought by this observation of the Serengeti is that the Lord has drawn a plan for us to survive on the earth. Remember the Lord God wants to assist and support us on our stay here. We should be careful how the Lord’s commands are fulfilled.



After Moses told the Hebrew children where they were going; it became obvious there were two (2) reasons why Jehovah was instructing them. First, he had told Abraham, Isaac and Jacob this was to be their plot on the earth. A race was to be preserved here. Second, from this group a special person would arrive. To the Christian this was to be Jesus Christ. His only son. Just as soon as Joshua did then the advisory caused these people to rebel.

Judges 6:1 begins the rebellion of these stiff necked Jews.

“And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the
Lord: and the Lord delivered them into the hand of
Mid’i-an seven years.”

Various invaders came and brought sorrow and brutality onto the Jews because of their denial. In the story we have in this chapter it was Midianites who sought to remove the Jews from the earth. Judges 6:2-3, lays out why this happened.

“And the hand of Mid’i-an prevailed against Israel:
and because of the Mid’i-anites the children of Israel
made them the dens which are in the mountains,
and caves, and strong holds
And so it was, when Israel had sown, that the
Mid’i-an-ites came up, and the Am’a-lek-ites and the
children of the east, even they came up against them.”

For safety, it was required for these Jews to hide not only themselves – but also their food so the race could be kept intact.

The formula which can be found is from God and its preservation will continue. Our day and time is following the same pattern. We are ruled by a marxist-leaning muslim over us. He is without a doubt one who is anti-Christian.

Just as Israel was impoverished, we have commenced the same way. The data about the poor, the food stamps, the welfare enhancements and Medicare tell us the same story.

What could be an abundance for people has become a drought. Sad but true. What we must do is: never rely on any political system or political party.



It is always the same in response by people when trouble is upon them. The response is ask, petition and pray to God. It is then the Lord reminds us of what He has accomplished in the past.

The Jews went through all of this again and again. Judges 6:8-10, sets it out for us.

“That the Lord sent a prophet unto the children of Israel,
which said unto them, thus saith the Lord God of Israel,
I brought you up from Egypt, and brought you forth out
of the house of bondage;
And I delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and
out of the hand of all that oppresses you, and drove them
out from before you, and gave you their land
And I said unto you I am the Lord your God; fear not though
Gods of the Am’or-ites, in whose land ye dwell: but ye have
Not obeyed my voice.”

About two years ago Odessa, Texas and also the entire Permian Basin went through a huge period of time when no moisture fell. It was dry, dry and more dry. Man’s prayers were uttered. Then when rain fell there were no prayers of thanks given. There was no time of praise and honor to God.


So many times leaders are called out.  We wonder how that person could ever become someone who would be responsible for fulfilling a particular task that had to accomplished. Each one of us has our own warts and blemishes for fulfilling.

When WWII started, Dwight D. Eisenhower was only a lieutenant colonel. He was a field grade officer. He was not even a general officer. The general officer was George Marshall.

Theodore Roosevelt was put in the Vice-President’s office to literally get rid of him politically.  But, when the President was assassinated that changed history forever.  Also, Ronald Reagan was never supposed to run for the office of President – but he did.  God intervened.

This is what supposedly happened to Gideon. So much was against him. Judges 6:11-13, gives us a choice known but to God.

“And there came an angel of the Lord, and sat under
an oak which was in Oph’rah, that pertained unto
Jo’ash the A’ bi-ez’rite: and his son Gideon threshed
Wheat by the winepress, to hide it from the Mid’i-anites.
And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him, and said
unto him, the Lord is with thee, thou mighty man of valour
And Gideon said unto him, oh my Lord, if the Lord be with
us, why then is all the be fallen us? And where be all his
miracles which our fathers told us of, saying, did not the
Lord bring us up from Egypt? But now the Lord hath
forsaken us, and delivered us into the hands of the

The average person looking at Gideon would have said Gideon was nothing.

The excuses began to flow even from Gideon.

Tell me why is it you have not listened to God when He spoke to you. There are some of excuses made by you:

1. I’m too old
2. I have no training – education
3. I grew tired very easily
4. I have no friends who can assist me
5. I have no place to meet
6. I have no desire to help
7. I have no car
8. I have no pastor who will assist me.

Not one of these eight excuses are valid. Please note, I didn’t say “reason” –  but used the word “excuse”.

There was a conversation with an angel. What we have is probably a short version of what was said by these two beings.

All of this happened suddenly but Gideon was hospitable to the man. He was certainly willing to give substance to the angel. Judges 6:19-20.

“And Gideon went in, and made ready a kid, and
unleavened cakes of an ephah of flour: the flesh
he put in a basket, and he put the broth in a pot,
and brought it out unto him under the oak, and
presented it.
And the angel of God said unto him. Take the flesh
and the unleavened cakes, and lay them upon this
rock, and pour out the broth. And he did so.”

You and I have no reason that we are not meeting our destiny. Today’s church seemingly is populated by the following people:

• Lazy members
• Hiding members
• Uncorrected members
• Illiterate members
• Fearful members
• Confused members
• Non-caring members.
Prieto’s Rule of 20/80 still is valid.



It is suggested that the reader of this blog read carefully Judges 6:1-20, and then you see it as a whole. One should look at the Holy Scripture for what it is. It is the inspired word of Jehovah God. These twenty verses set out certain rules we are adhere. Look at the situation around you and then see if there can be found a like or similar set facts in the Bible. When such is found then attempt to apply the message the Lord gives to us so we understand the facts.

Always remember that the message for your life and my life are within THE Book.





Jesus is tenderly calling me home
Calling today, calling today
Why from the sunshine of love will thou roam
Farther and farther away?

Calling today, calling today
Jesus is calling, is tenderly calling today.

Jesus is calling the weary to rest
Calling today, calling today
Bring Him thy burden and thou shalt be blessed
He will not turn thee away.

Calling today, calling today
Jesus is calling, is tenderly calling today.

Jesus is pleading, O list to His voice
Hear Him today, hear Him today
They who believe on His Name shall rejoice
Quickly arise and away.

Calling today, calling today
Jesus is calling, He is tenderly calling today.



July 10, 2016

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