Plagues

“And afterward, he read all the Words of the Law,
The blessings and cursings,
According to all that is written
In the book of the Law.”
Joshua 8:34.

When people begin to talk about the present plague, there is the mental statement that this coronavirus is the most terrible of all plagues. The following is a partial list of the epidemics which have caused havoc on the human race.

Your author obtained this from the American Free Press, May – 2020 edition. The list is long, but it is meant to show our present plague is not the first one.

Grid image of 21 plagues.

 

This will not be the last plague inflicted on us – because we humans live contrary to how God wants us to live.

 

 

There was a curse that the Europeans brought to America. In places various diseases have decimated tribes. These were the blights:

• Influenza,
• Leprosy,
• Malaria,
• Smallpox,
• Tuberculosis.

 

As always, if the right question is not asked, then we never have the correct answers. The experts will not ask what should have been asked. The experts, scientist will dodge issues or claim the answer is not known.

 

God has given us the only rebuttal.

 

 

This issue is always: where did this originate? Next, how can we stop the spread of the plague? Admitting the truth is always a satisfying event. The solution has already been set out in God’s Holy Word. However, men will not even acknowledge this. So, the turmoil will continue.

 

In our day, we have been taught that the only people who can make a proper decision about the injury which has happened, are the experts who supposedly have made a definitive study of this area which is under consideration.

 

Sometimes, it happens that the expert pays little or no attention to those who have lived with the problem. Thus, the advice and recommendation become eschewed. The expert may not even know how to bring an end to the problem.

 

Once, there was an oil field old-timer who solved a problem. When the experts could not or would not give an answer as to how to move the oil to a special place. Finally, an oil field worker said he could solve the dilemma. He had no educational background. In fact, he was merely an oilfield hand. This rough man gave the answer to a puzzle that had been over the head of the learned experts.

On April 27, 2020, at 2:30 p.m. I listened to Governor Abbott tell the people of Texas what had to be done to have business people and workers to get back to work because they had been paid to be off for about 30 days. This was causing havoc in the financial community.

When Governor Abbott commenced to speak his first 15 or 20 minutes was about the names of people. They were considered the experts.

When Governor Abbott started instructing which people could return to their jobs. He said that the barbers – would have to wait until May 18, 2020 to know if they could start their trade again.

 

 

Well, I looked at Governor Abbott and it was clear to me, that he had had a haircut within the last 30 days!

 

And, here he was telling the barbers, beauticians, bar owners, and health spas, they could do not do their trade for another three weeks. Personally, this was quite the hypocritical statement.

 

Common sense has often not been used in these situations. Jesus had a run in and with the religious leaders of his culture. They were the experts who could not see the signs of the times. Luke 12:55-57, tells how narrow-minded they were.

“And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it cometh to pass. Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time? Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?”

 

This does not mean to say experts are never to be accepted. Yes, they should be listened to – up to a point. But, common sense must enter into the equation also.

There seems to be no common sense in the decisions about the quarantine of the American people because of the Coronavirus. To tell certain groups they cannot meet, and function is unpatriotic as well as despicable. The decision cannot be tested because the plague will be gone. [We hope and pray.]

 

The United States Constitution in the IV Amendment states:

“The right of the people to be
secure in their persons, houses, papers,
and effects against unreasonable searches
and seizures …” grants us to keep our property.”

 

Recently. I was discussing this pandemic with a minister. My remark to him was that this entire colossal upheaval was because God was displeased with the people in the United States, due to this disregard of His Laws. Now judgement is upon us.

His reply was he has his doubts and my observation was not correct. His background was of a liberal persuasion. Judgement should not even be considered.

 

The social well-being of a nation is tied to the obedience to the Lord’s way.

 

This is not a well-accepted view of our actions. There are several ways the Almighty shows his view for how we conduct ourselves. Yes, Jehovah Lord may show his anger. It can be to the person. It can be to a group. It can be to a nation.

We normally use the word plague as to some disease that increased rapidly and it has terminated large numbers of the population. However, the other use of the word plague can be used to describe other situations. Here are examples which illustrate their point:

• Evil ways of people,
• Use of narcotics,
• Use of prescription drugs,
• Eating incorrectly,
• Lying politicians,
• Emphasis on style,
• Overuse of credit cards,
• Buying a new car every 3 years,
• Refusing to worship God, and
• Complaining.

 

Each of the 10 listed above cause a society to be punished – if not stopped.

 

The Holy Word is a collection of historical points which were and are totally true. The Holy Word is a collection of how to have peace in this world. The Holy Word is a collection of several prophecies that are for us today. The Holy Word is a collection for a plan for a nation to exist. The Holy Word is a collection of a plan on what to do to create wealth. Each one of these could inform us the way a plan can be carried out.

When the plan is not carried out, then one word always comes into our life. The Lord is judgement. When the Puritans came to this continent, they saw this task. It was told to them by Christ in Matthew 5:14.

“Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.”

 

Matthew 28:19-20, tells us what our task is to do.

“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

 

Some will argue that the Lord’s law does not apply to what we do in today’s world. It is a fact that some Christians believe there is a zone of moral neutrality. God states some sins will not be a call for judgment. God does not have jurisdiction over all the universe. Then he has set strong judgement for those who break the laws. He has set out in the Holy Word. The plans made for us by sinners who are wrapped in evil make the plans unsafe.

 

In the book of Leviticus, was an instruction how we people are to be pure. Levi was the son of Jacob and Lea. The book of Leviticus was spoken by God directly to Moses. The children of Israel, Jacob, had been contaminated for 430 years in Egypt. Now, the Lord sought to cleanse the 12 tribes so that their lives would be pure and sanitary.

 

We who believe the Holy Word of God know there was a reason why he spoke to Moses from the tabernacle. There was to be no devotion in what the Lord spoke.

 

This blog started out telling the reader there is a way to remain in health. It is to accept and follow His Way because His instruction was, and is for the benefit of all mankind. Try as we may, it cannot be improved. This blog is basically, a group of identifications for us.

 

Since we Americans are meat eaters then the passage Leviticus 11:3-7, is for us also.

“Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is clovenfooted*, and cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that shall ye eat. Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the hoof: as the camel, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you. And the coney, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you. And the hare, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.
And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted*, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.”

 

He also gave instruction as to animals that come from the waters. This is found in Leviticus 11:9-12.

“These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them shall ye eat. And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you: They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in abomination. Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination unto you.”

 

This is basically done. Another remark was for the benefit of these wanderers as set out in Leviticus 7:23-27. Americans eat fat.

“Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, Ye shall eat no manner of fat, of ox, or of sheep, or of goat. And the fat of the beast that dieth of itself, and the fat of that which is torn with beasts, may be used in any other use: but ye shall in no wise eat of it. For whosoever eateth the fat of the beast, of which men offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD, even the soul that eateth it shall be cut off from his people .Moreover ye shall eat no manner of blood, whether it be of fowl or of beast, in any of your dwellings. Whatsoever soul it be that eateth any manner of blood, even that soul shall be cut off from his people.”

 

A special comment was given as to the utensils and the method of cleaning them as set out in Leviticus 11:32.

“And upon whatsoever any of them, when they are dead, doth fall, it shall be unclean; whether it be any vessel of wood, or raiment, or skin, or sack, whatsoever vessel it be, wherein any work is done, it must be put into water, and it shall be unclean until the even; so it shall be cleansed.”

 

He even told them about such birds or fowls which were forbidden in Leviticus 11:13-16.

“And these are they which ye shall have in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the ospray, And the vulture, and the kite after his kind; Every raven after his kind; And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckow, and the hawk after his kind.”

 

Alcohol was to be omitted also in Leviticus 10:8-11.

“And the LORD spake unto Aaron, saying, Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations:And that ye may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean. And that ye may teach the children of Israel all the statutes which the LORD hath spoken unto them by the hand of Moses.”

 

After childbirth, for males and females there was two sets of rules as told in Leviticus 12:2.

“Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a woman have conceived seed, and born a man child: then she shall be unclean seven days; according to the days of the separation for her infirmity shall she be unclean.”

 

When some disease plagues us then what should be observed cautiously such as we are going through now with Coronavirus, is to follow Leviticus Chapter 13-14. The last few verses of Leviticus 14:54-57, are.

“This is the law for all manner of plague of leprosy, and scall, And for the leprosy of a garment, and of a house, And for a rising, and for a scab, and for a bright spot: To teach when it is unclean, and when it is clean: this is the law of leprosy.”

 

When there are series or pattern can be followed in Leviticus 15:2-4.

“Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When any man hath a running issue out of his flesh, because of his issue he is unclean. And this shall be his uncleanness in his issue: whether his flesh run with his issue, or his flesh be stopped from his issue, it is his uncleanness.”

 

The animals tested which can be eaten are really gross and leave eaters. From the very beginning, we know that Genesis 1:29, tells us that plants are made for us.

“And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.”

 

The statements are given thus for are mainly about food. Soon I shall discuss other commands.

 

CONCLUSION

1. The Bible tells us what to consume.
2. We control our own destiny
3. Use the Bible for health.
4. Food for us.

God Bless Our Republic.

KEEP THE FAITH!

 

BREAD OF HEAVEN

Choir
“Bread of Heaven , Bread of Heaven
Feed me till I want no more.
Bread of Heaven , Bread of Heaven
Feed me till I want no more.

Leader
Guide me, oh Thou Great Jehovah,
Pilgrim through this barren land.
I am weak but Thou are Mighty.
Bread of Heaven , Bread of Heaven
Feed me till I want no more.

Choir
Bread of Heaven , Bread of Heaven
Feed me till I want no more.
Bread of Heaven , Bread of Heaven
Feed me till I want no more.

Leader
Guide me oh thou Great Jehovah,
Pilgrim through this barren land.
I am weak but thou are Mighty.
Bread of Heaven , Bread of Heaven
Feed me till I want no more.

Choir
Bread of Heaven , Bread of Heaven
Feed me till I want no more.
Bread of Heaven , Bread of Heaven
Feed me till I want no more.

Leader
Feed me, feed me, feed me, feed me,
Feed me till I want no more.

Choir
Feed me, feed me, feed me,
Feed me, feed me till I want no more.
Feed me till I want no more
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Feed me till I want no more.”

 

 

 

Gerald K. Fugit
412 N Texas Ave
Odessa, TX 79761

 

 

 

 

 

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