“And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: God hath shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do. The seven good kine are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years: the dream is one. And the seven thin and ill favoured kine that came up after them are seven years; and the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind shall be seven years of famine. This is the thing which I have spoken unto Pharaoh: What God is about to do he sheweth unto Pharaoh. Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt: And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume the land; And the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine following; for it shall be very grievous. And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass. Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt. Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint officers over the land, and take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous years. And let them gather all the food of those good years that come, and lay up corn under the hand of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the cities. And that food shall be for store to the land against the seven years of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land perish not through the famine. And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants. And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?” (Genesis 41:25-38)
In my “The Bible was the First Soap Opera Too!” Blog Joseph developed his gift. People are developing their gift, but not developing their character. Developing our character is where “the Spirit of God” comes from. The gift and the person must be the same. The gift and the person not being the same is why people fall. Their gift may get them there, but if they do not have any character they fall. When the gift and the person are the same your gift will make room for you and you will be able to stand:
“A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.” (Proverbs 18:16)
I said in my “People must Stop making same-sex marriage about Discrimination!” and in my “Dream!” Blog “If a bakery does not want to create a cake with two men on it find another bakery that will.” CBS “The Good Wife” had an episode about that titled, “Loser Edit.” In the episode they went from bakery to a wedding planner. They had a mock trial to see how a real trial would go. The attorney asked the wedding planner did Jesus ever condemn homosexuality and she said never. Then the attorney asked her how many times did Jesus talked about divorce and she said three times, but four if you count Mark’s account of the same situation.
The point the attorney was making was since the wedding planner would not plan a homosexual wedding she should not plan a wedding for divorced people either. Needless to say the Judge ruled against the wedding planner. These are the four times she was talking about:
“It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:” (Matthew 5:31)
“But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.” (Matthew 5:32)
“And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him. And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you? And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away. And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept. But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.” (Mark 10:2-6)
“The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away? He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.” (Matthew 19:3-8)
The reason same-sex marriage is not being fought effectively is because it is not being fought with the Word of God. Marriage belongs to God and people must fight for Marriage with the Word of God. People cannot fight for God if they do not know His Word. That is why it is so important for people to know the Word of God. People are not able to fight effectively when they do not know what they are talking about.
Matthew is my favorite New Testament Book. I like Matthew because he talks about everything. Besides Jesus’ Birth, Baptism, Death, Burial and Resurrection it doesn’t seem like Matthew is in any particular order.
In this case fighting with the Word of God would have been Jesus did not talk about divorce. He was asked a question about divorce. “Talking” and “Answering a question” are two different things.
Matthew 5 was Jesus dealing with the Old Testament not specifically divorce. He talked about murder to love from the Old Testament. Matthew does not seem to be in any particular order so Matthew 19 could have happened before Matthew 5. Since they had already asked Jesus or He already knew they were going to ask Him about divorce Jesus probably just brought it up.
Sodom and Gomorrah had already been destroyed so people were probably not bringing up or talking about homosexuality. Much less asking Jesus a question about homosexuality. People then understood what people do not understand today. God destroying Sodom and Gomorrah is God telling people how He feels about homosexuality. Jesus did not have to condemn it because God already did when He destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. There was nothing to talk about!
People have no problem twisting the Word of God and trying to use it to their advantage. satan loves to use and twist the Word of God. That is why it is so important for people to know the Word of God for their selves.
As long as that same-sex marriage door is open it is only going to get worse. Homosexuals have so much “having to be in the closet built up anger” they do not care what they do. The article, “The New York Times Wants Us to Rewrite the Bible” is an example of that hate. It also shows nothing is excluded from that hate including the Bible: (Article posted @ Facebook and Twitter)
How can the religious community live in peace and harmony with the LGBT community? New York Times columnist Frank Bruni has the solution. Just rewrite the Bible.
In his April 3rd column, “Bigotry, the Bible and the Lessons of Indiana,” Bruni, himself gay, recognizes that Christian beliefs are not necessarily grounded in hatred. The problem, he claims, is that, “beliefs ossified over centuries aren’t easily shaken.”
Bruni, for his part, wants to shake us free from our fossilized faith.
According to Bruni, who evidences little or no understanding of how believers view the Scriptures (namely, as God’s inspired Word), if we hold to the view that homosexual practice is sinful, this is our “decision” and “choice.”
So, ironically, whereas homosexuality was once considered a choice, now what we believe about homosexuality is a choice.
After all, he argues, the belief that homosexual practice is sinful “prioritizes scattered passages of ancient texts over all that has been learned since—as if time had stood still, as if the advances of science and knowledge meant nothing.”
So, Bruni thinks he can simply dismiss the Scriptures as “ancient texts,” explaining that “all writings reflect the biases and blind spots of their authors, cultures and eras.”
My daily Bible reading was also Joseph’s Resurrection Level of “God’s Process:” (Posted at this Website)
“And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art: Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt. And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph’s hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck; And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.” (Genesis 41:39-44)
It is so important to me to prove everything I say. Proving it is what makes it Truth. It is not my words I want people to believe. It is the Word of God I want people to believe because the Bible is Truth. That is why I back everything up in the Bible.
My daily Bible reading today is Joseph’s Ascension Level of God’s Process:
“Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said unto his sons, Why do ye look one upon another? And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt: get you down thither, and buy for us from thence; that we may live, and not die. And Joseph’s ten brethren went down to buy corn in Egypt. But Benjamin, Joseph’s brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren; for he said, Lest peradventure mischief befall him. And the sons of Israel came to buy corn among those that came: for the famine was in the land of Canaan. And Joseph was the governor over the land, and he it was that sold to all the people of the land: and Joseph’s brethren came, and bowed down themselves before him with their faces to the earth.” (Genesis 42:1-6)
In my Blogs I have shown Jesus, Noah, Abraham and now Joseph’s Death, Burial, Resurrection and Ascension Levels of God’s Process. Another word for “threefold cord” is “Anchor.” The “threefold cord” people need is “The Word of God,” “The Holy Spirit” and “Purpose.” God’s Process is what gets us to our Purpose. The three together is our “Anchor:”
“Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;” (Hebrews 6:19)