(出エジプト２３：4-５= "If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again. If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, and wouldest fobear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him."【Authorised/King James Version】 ｢もし、あなたが敵の牛または、ろばの迷っているのに会う時は、必ずこれを彼の所に連れて行って、帰さなければならない。もしあなたを憎む者のろばが、その荷物の下に倒れ伏しているのを見る時は、これを見捨てて置かないように気をつけ、必ずその人に手を貸して、これを起さなければならない。｣【口語訳聖書１９５５】） & (I John 5:2) "By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep His commandments." (Authorised/King James Version) 主を知らない目には最初は愚かに見えるのですが。 (ガラテア1:10=「今わたしは、人に喜ばれようとしているのか、それとも、神に喜ばれようとしているのか。あるいは、人の歓心を買おうと努めているのか。もし、今もなお人の歓心を買おうとしているとすれば、わたしはキリストの僕ではあるまい。」)
He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.
But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.
... for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
13 This wisdom have I seen also under the sun, and it seemed great unto me:
14 There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great
king against it, and besieged it, and built great bullwarks against it:
15 Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom
delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.
16 Then said I, Wisom is better than strength: nevertheless the
poor man's wisdom is despised, and his works are not heard.
17 The works of wise men are heard in quiet more than the cry of
him that ruleth among fools.
18 Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth
I Kings 19:11-13
11 And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD.
And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the
mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD
was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was
not in the earthquake:
12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and
after the fire a still small voice.
13 And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his
mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And,
behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my
ways, saith the LORD.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher
than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 For as the rain cometh down, and returneth not thither, but watereth
the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the
sower, and bread to the eater:
11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shalll not
return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it
shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains
and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the
field shall clap their hands.
【忘れない説教 その１】： by Lance Lambert at Richmond
"Isaiah54:11-12" & "Formation of Gems&Pearls"
11 O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest,
and not comforted,
behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours,
and lay thy foundations with sapphires.
12 And I will make thy windows of agates,
and thy gates of carbuncles,
and all thy borders of pleasant stones.
======= Formation of Gemstones and Pearls =======
["gemstones", process, formation]
International Gem Society:
-One of the principles of crystalization:
"As the temperature of a liquid drops, the amount of solid ingredients it can
hold in suspension drops as well."
-" it takes the proper combination of pressure and temperature for
minerals to crystalize."
-"Two other conditions are needed for crystalization; time and space."
& "They all need room to grow."
-" The chemical rich fluid supplies the necessary ingredients &
The cavity offer space to grow,and the temperature and pressure are
"As the fluid moves through the crust, it cools enough for cxrystalization to
"=Time is required.
-...This is a highly tumulutous environment:
・ The passages are constantly opening and collapsing.
・ Often crystals start to form, and then the passage feeding the
fluid is closed off.
・ At this point, all growth stops.
・ -If the passage reopens, growth will begin again. "
" Often this on and off growth pattern is undetectable in a
"At other times, the successive layers of growth will have a slightly
different chemical composition.
When this happens, you see colour zoning in the crystal.
-In some occasions, the new layers will have different orientation.
This is the cause of twinning.
Still other times, the new layers will not bond completely with each other.
When you see parting on s star ruby, it is because the layers did not
[Emphases & arrangements of the lines & rephrasings = by me]
So a pearl is a foreign substance covered with layers of nacre.
[Emphases & 【Insertions】 = by me]
Rev. Mark Fitzpatrick
Armann Reformed Baptist
1 Now it came to pass, when Sanballat, and Tobiah, and Geshem the Arabian,
and the rest of our enemies, heard that I had builded the wall, and that there
was no breach left therein; (though at that time I had not set up upon the
2 That Sanballat and Geshem set unto me, saying, Come, let us meet together
in some one of the villages in the plain of Ono. But they thought to do me
3 And I sent messengers unto them, saying, I am doing a great work, so that
I cannot come down: why should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and some
down to you?
4 Yet they sent unto me four times after this sort; and I answered them after
the same manner.
5 Then sent Sanballat his servant unto me in like manner the fifth time with an
open letter in his hand;
6 Wherein was written, It is reported among the heathen, and Gashmu said it,
that thou and the Jews think to rebel: for which cause thou buildest the wall,
that thou mayest be their king according to these words.
7 And thou hast also appointed prophets to preach of thee at Jesusalem,
saying, There is a king in Judah: and now shall it be reported to the king
according to these words, Come now therefore, and let us take counsel to-
8 Then I sent unto him, saying, There are no such things done as thou sayest,
but thou feignest them out of thine own heart.
9 For they all made us afraid, saying, Their hands shall be weakened from the
work, that it be not done. Now therefore, O God, strengthen my hands.
MP3: Shanballat's Slander
The first and foremost, they'd say, "what are you?", you know, and then
We need to be known more by what we "do" than by some title.
But then, secondly: Always beware of open letters. Always beware of an open
letter. "... like manner the fifth time with an open letter," verse 5, "in his hand;"
This letter was not primarily for Nehemiah, but it was written ultimately for the
eyes and the attention of the king. Sanballat once again shows his true colours.
The application here is obvious; We will not have to wait long for false Christians
to reveal themselves. Within this one verse, we realise the motive of Sanballat
Somebody has said this: "Truth and time go hand-in-hand."
Give them enough time and truth will come out. All we have to do is to
remain faithful to the truth, and they will not be able to contain them-
selves those who are enemies.
But then, the content of the letter is in verses 6 and 7; notice that the thing
we know of the letter is first and foremost and the two verses describe what's
in the letter is nothing but lies. The letter is written in of lies. It's not anything
that reflects the truth. Sanballat again, like Satan, has no rules of combat, no
rules of war. He uses lies to attack Nehemiah. And the enemies will use any a
nd every means to achieve its wicked ends.
In John Chapter 8 verse 44 , the Lord Jesus speaks of the Devil, and says.
"When he speaks a lie, he speaketh of his own."
It is his own language, it is his native tongue, "for he is a liar, and the father,"
-a very strong language here, "and a father of", in other words, "he begets lies."
He is the (pro challenger) of lying; he's the one that gives life to lies.
And here Sanballat attacks Nehemiah not with- and he doesn't care that they
are liars because at the end of the day, Sanballat's goal is not for truth, and the
enemy's goal is not for truth.
And when the Devil attacked the Lord Jesus, he lied. He told him at one point,
that he would give him all the kingdoms of the world, number one they weren't
his to give, and number two, they didn't have the power to give.
So, he couldn't do what he says, but afterwards, it was irrelevant. He's a liar
and the father of it.
Now the lie number one: in the verse, "it is reported among the heathen," there
was no such report. In fact, Nehemiah, in verse 8, says so. "There are no such
thing as thou sayest." So Nehemiah responds and clarified himself. And the
application here is important. We must remind ourselves continually of the attack
of the enemy and the attack of the Devil and the attack of the spiritual wicked-
ness against us will not represent a true picture even when it attacks our con-
science and attacks us morally; it won't be according to truth. There will be an
exaggeration of truth, yes, there will be certain things that the Devil can say,-
Absolutely, and esaggerates-
And I mean the exaggeration of the truth, too, is a lie. And when the enemy c
omes to us, there is no desire to remain truthful. So we must remind ourselves
of that. [End of MP3]
If we want the Devil comes to and says, "You know, Samson, you're no good."
It's not true. There was much good. The number one that's he was good was
that "God has chosen me." It was not what the Lord says, when the Devil
comes to attack Joshua, the high priest, and Zechariah, this is a brand plucked
from the fire. A brand plucked from the flints.
The Sin of Slander F.mp3
The word "another" or "neighbour" as it says in the New Americal Standard
Bible reflects possiblly what Jesus said in Matthew 20 through 39 when he
was answering the question by that lawyer, he said there, the second great-
est commandment, "You shall love your neighbours as yourself."
Well, I believe neighbour in that context will refer to anybody.
But I believe "another" or "neighbour" having one in, translated in this verse,
I believe in context, you should be reffering to "fellow believer"; the one
you're condemning. Who do you think you are, condemning your brother?
" I wanna close by showing what happens when you don't heed the warning
of James gives in this passage. I want to do that by reading to you a story.
There was a happy little family that lived in a small town in North Dakota.
And even though the young mother had not been entirely well since the birth
of her second baby, but each evening their neighbours were aware of the
warmth in their hearts when they see the husband and father've been met at
the gate with his wife and his two small children. There was a laughter in the
evening, too, when the weather was nice, and father and children walked
together in the back lawn road, their mother was looking on with a happy
And then one day, the village gossip had started a story, saying that the
father was being unfaithful to his wife, a story that was entirely without a
foundation. But the individuals came to the ears of the young wife, and it was
more than she could bear. Reason left its throne. And that night, when her
husband came home, there was no one to meet him at the gate or laughter in
a house with the fragrant aroma coming from the kitchen; only coldness, and
something that chilled his heart with fear. Down in the basement he found
the three of them hanging from the beam. Sickened in despair, the young
mother had taken the lives of two children and of her own. In the days that
followed, the truth of what happened came out. The gossips turned an
untrue story a terrible tragedy. If only we could see the deavstating effects
of this sunken hell. We can either build up, or we can tear down. And the
natural men loves to tear down, not build up.
As a child of God, you've been given the ability to build up. So we need to
do that. Amen?
The Sin of Slander L.mp3
Heavenly Father, we thank you for Your word today.
We ask that You would first of all forgive us for we are guilty of the sin of
And then, Heavenly Fahter, I pray that You would help us to build up and not
And You help us to love and not hate; hate is inconsistent with who You are,
and inconsistent with Your Gospel.
I know many times we are misunderstood, and Lord, many time it's not a
whole lot we can do without that When we're speaking the truth and we're
not seeking to defame any other person
AndLord, in these times when we do hear things or we have the opportunity
to say things, Lord, give us discernment.
Cuase us to walk by Your Spirit at all times just as walking seems to indicate
one step at a time.
Help us to do that daily, moment by moment.
Help us to love one another as we love ourselves.
Lord, we thank You for this truth that You taught us today.
Help us to never forget who we are, what kind of people that exist in this
room that (no other than the ones who) love Jesus Christ, the fellow heirs of
the Kingdom of God, those that we will rule togehter in Heaven and bow
before Your Throne.
We pray these things in Jesus' Name. Amen.
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MP3 ! : 'WhyEvil?' -1
" (We've) been invited by God tonight from the passage that are already been
read from, that's the Book of Job, and the First Chapter of the book, and we
read just again, the final verse this moment, verse 22.
In the light of all that's happened, in the Chapter One here, tragedy upon
tragedy, disaster after disaster; We read in verse 22, in all bits, "Job sinned not,
nor charged God foolishly." The title of this message is "Why Is there Evil in This
World", "Why Is there Evil in This World", and I suppose that we can ask the
question. Giving the title today is actually it's the fourth anniversary of the 9/11.
In the light of 7/7 in London, many other events at the hands of the Islamic
terrorists, in the light of the Katrina hurricane, in the light of the Asain Tunami,
and many other events... In the light of these, "Why Is There Evil in This World".
And you'll know that, We have been doing a little bit of disjointed series on the
"Why" questions, now we again come to them. And this is another in that series
that will, God willing, be built up as a time goes on, and the other question
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MP3 ! : 'WhyEvil' -2
" Why do we suffer from evil? Who should we seek during evil ? And that
merges into the third and final question, "What should we say about evil?" What
should we say about evil? There is one thing that we should remember: When
the sky is black, when God is silent, we are in the deepest throes of darkest
disaster, we must remember God is always in complete control. When God
allowed Satan to light the furnace, He always keeps His own hand on the
Thermostat. That's why He says to Job, in Job 41:10 and 11,
"10 None is so fierce that dare stir him up: who then is able to stand
11 Who hath gone before/preceded (prevented-KJV) me, that I should
whatsoever under the whole heaven is mine."
Jesus Himself has said something that is interesting about evil. He told of the
parable of the wheat and the tares in Matthew 13: 24 to 43. He told when the
enemy came in during the night time, sowed those tares among the wheat.
Now, "among the wheat:" That expression in the Greek is a strong one that
means, "all through the midst of the wheat, between the wheat, and on top
of the wheat"! So the picture is the roots had become so inexplicably
intertwined that any attempt to pull them out will torn out the wheat as well.
So when the servants asked, "well, then, we go and gather them up, " the
householder responded, "Nay, that by ye gather up the tares, ye will root up
also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest, and in
the time of harvest, I will say to the reapers, 'Gather ye together first the tares,
bind them and bundle to burn them; but garner the wheat into my barn.'"
Jesus said you can't root out the bad without rooting out the good. Wait until
the harvest. When them all be rooted out, and then you will separate the
good from the bad.
Remember this, the tares of the evil do not worry the Master. He will take c
are of them in due time. He has wheat till He bring it through this world. And
He will make sure every piece of that wheat is gathered into His gerner at the
end. God's in control! He's never interrupted, His sovereignty is never
challenged successfully. His World, that His (bid) is His field, and He'll tend it
How do we really know this is true? Because He tells us that God can take
the greatest evil and bring out the greatest good. God can take the greatest
evil, and bring about the greatest good. Take out the genealogy of Christ,
the list of family names, His family tree. You'll find the name Rahab; a former
harlot is in there, and you'll find the name Manasseh a most wicked king, in
fact THE most wicked king Judah ever had, he's there, (all right), of that
corrupt trunk, seeping evil. God brought the beautiful and a pure branch,
His Son and our Saviour Lord Jesus. Exhibited once again as a Cross of Jesus
Christ, humanity cannot, humanity will not ever experience any greater depth
of evil than that exhibited by the crucifixion of Jesus. Yet because of that C
ross, and because of that empty tomb, Satan's greatest strike against God,
out of that brought forth man's eternal Salvation.
No wonder Paul said in Romans 8 and 28, we know that,
" 28 All things work together for good to them that love God, to
them who are the called according to His purpose."
Out of that evil work, the Crucifixion of Christ, our Lord brought the
Salvation, eternal Salvation for His people. [~34:57]
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