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Jones Interview: War with Iran

By Nathan Jones
Lamb & Lion Ministries

In December 2009 I was interviewed by Bill Salus, author of the popular Psalm 83-themed book Isralestine, host of the radio program "Prophecy Update," and evangelist on the end times website Prophecy Depot. Bill and I spent much of the interview discussing the Rapture, Middle East politics and my "left behind" video "Jesus Came. What's Next?"

Bill has been kind enough to allow The Christ in Prophecy Journal to reproduce the "Caught Up in the Pre-Trib Rapture" interview in transcript form, edited into an article series. To listen to the original radio program in mp3 format, I invite you to visit Prophecy Depot or KWBB.

In this segment, Bill and I will be discussing why there's a better chance of a Psalm 83-type war happening before the Ezekiel 38-39 Gog-Magog Battle between Iran and Israel.

Case for Psalm 83 Happening Next

Bill Salus: A lot of people have sort of an "Ezekiel 38-39 fervor" going on right now, and rightfully so.

Nathan Jones: Like you've been saying in Isralestine, though, the nations that comprise Ezekiel 38-39 do not border Israel. If we look at the modern names of the nations listed in Ezekiel 38-39, we easily see this absence. The players are Rosh, which is Russia, the ancient Scythian people. Turkey is listed, as well as Armenia. Turkey just signed a pact with Armenia recently. Libya is on the list, as well as the Sudan and all these lesser nation. Persia is now called Iran.

All of the Ezekiel 38-39 nations form an outer ring around Israel. One day they will plan on getting together to attack Israel, prompted by God Himself. Ezekiel 38-39 says God will put hooks in the leader of this coalition — a leader who will be designated "Gog" — and drag them down to their destruction.

But, we look around the nations surrounding Israel like Egypt, Lebanon and Syria and Jordan, and we've got to wonder why they are sitting the Gog-Magog invasion out? Hezbollah has 40,000 rockets now pointed south from Lebanon at Israel. So, these are definitely countries that hate Israel with a passion and who everyday are yelling they want to destroy Israel, and yet they are sitting out the Ezekiel 38-39 invasion.

So, yes, you are right. I think we definitely have going on a very great expectation in seeing Ezekiel 38-39 happen soon, but I really believe you came across something with your Psalm 83 theory, because those nations will certainly not want to sit out the destruction of Israel.

Bill Salus: And those surrounding nations are coincidentally all listed in Psalm 83. We are talking about the nations of Lebanon where Hezbollah is, Syria, Jordan, the Palestinians of course, Hamas in the old Philistine area of Gaza, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Those nations are the inner ring who closely border the nation of Israel today.

I agree that it is certainly worth exploring and thinking about why they aren't listed in the Ezekiel 38-39 Gog-Magog invasion. Is it because Israel deals with them prior in the Psalm 83 episode. Of course, that is the central theme of Israelistine.

Speculation on Explosive Events

Bill Salus: Dare we talk about how close some explosive events in the Middle East could be? Unlike my mentor Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum who likes to have a "wait and see attitude" and not speculate, occasionally I go out on the fringe and speculate just a little bit. So, I am going to do that a little bit.

What I am trying to do here is to give people encouragement. In other words, we need to be courageous if the events we are talking about happen while we are still around to talk about them. These wars will have an adverse effect on all of humanity because theMiddle East is the primary oil wealthy region of the world.

Nathan Jones: Too true. Iran has already threatened to close down the Strait of Hormuz where 40 percent of our oil travels through. So, it's not like this is something far out in theMiddle East that no one in the West has to worry about. A big Middle Eastern war will affect the entire world.

Going on to the Gog-Magog Battle of Ezekiel 38-39, there will be some tremendous fallout from that. The world finally acknowledges God. There won't be an atheist left after Ezekiel 38-39! God is going to destroy those invading armies miraculously. We are talking about hail and fire and the armies turning on each other. Along with the supernatural destruction of the invading armies in the "mountains of Israel, Ezekiel 39:6 says there will also be fire falling on the invading nations' homelands, those nations that feel they are in safety. Whatever Ezekiel 38-39 results in, it results will also be felt worldwide.

I don't believe Christians will witness the battle of Ezekiel 38-39. It is more related to the Tribulation because the nations of the Earth end up acknowledging God. That revelation is a very Tribulation type of event.

But, I think we could be here to witness a Psalm 83 War. Israel right now really has no friends. They are surrounded by hostile enemies. We have Iran which nobody is doing anything serious about, and certainly the United States isn't. The European Union is trying to divide up Jerusalem. Israel has to do something now about the Iranian nuclear threat. One of Israel's generals came out recently and said that the next war Israel has to face will be an all-country war because the enemy missiles now can finally hit any part of Israel. Fortunately, the Israeli Defense Forces are very smart and they know how to fight. I think they will have to do something about their surrounding neighbors. Maybe a Psalm 83 war will be enough to push Iran and these other outer ring nations to back up a little while and catch their breath before they make an Ezekiel 38-39 coalition and attack.

Bill Salus: Right. The Wall Street Journal came out I think it was in October or November of '09 and reported that should Israel plan a strike on Iran, Iran will follow through with their threat to shut down the Strait of Hormuz causing the price of oil to go up to possibly $300 a barrel. Presently oil is closing in around $70-$80 a barrel.

War with Iran will have a dramatic effect.

 

 

 

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One Thousand Years: Genesage " A Rose is a Rose?" (Chp 4:10)

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" A Rose is a Rose?"

(Chp 4:10)

Brother Michael had closed his eyes.

He did not stop seeing, she was looking at him. He knew she was looking at him, he had seen her. He had looked only briefly but it was enough.

His breathing was quick. It was deep and he could not evade the feelings that were pursuing him. Feelings rushing after him, chasing him, seeking to engulf him as he fled their familiar response.

The feelings so long lost to him and forgotten never to be remembered were stirred.

Moving him, they arrested him. Binding him in ways he would have preferred to forget.  Trapped, he saw the feelings all over again in the love he had felt. The love he had known. The love long ago suppressed and not dealt with.

But the look had….,

The look had…made him…remember.

She had been his fiancée, but now she was gone.

Crashing realities of expressive memories sought to entangle his moment of perception with clarity far beyond his comprehension. There was no way he could be thinking what he was thinking. It was impossible that his rationale mind could be impinging upon his present reality when he had locked those thoughts far away from him.

How could he be thinking them now?

It was what he saw in Rose. What he “beheld” in those eyes. What he felt was the same “look” he had once known, and he recognized it again. Recognized it in a place it was impossible for it to be.

In Rose.

The “fullness of living” the “completeness of being” the sheer reality of all that Rose was completed a link in his mind he had denied himself for so long. To love.

The loss of love he had accepted. To love again he had rejected. Every day he was alive he denied himself to consider, feel and release. He would not, he could not, he dare not love again. The pain of gain then the loss was too great.

Yet there was love staring him in the face.

He saw it in Rose Eyes

Dare he “feel” that way again?

In agony he let go and was free.

Rachael not far away considered the warmth and feelings she had, they swarmed from her loins and flowed to her heart. They made her want to cry out and run. Run and never stop.

To laugh and to cry, to run and be set free, to dance and to enjoy. She wanted to go forward and dare not yet. In some way her soul felt for and embraced her, Rose, the PlantKind.

She felt she the great need to protect her, to console her, to help her, to be near her. She had never felt so "maternal" before. It ached in her breasts, it burned in her belly, she felt akin to the oneness Rose was in Creation. She felt the greatest ache she had ever known in her life and agonized to be fulfilled in that moment she “looked” into those eyes.

Nehevivor was struggling to remain calm. He wanted to run away. He couldn't think, he couldn't move  The air was stifling for him. He needed to get away. He needed to think this out. It was too much raw emotion. He didn't know how to deal with it. He was overwhelmed. He felt as though walls were chasing him. He wanted to get away before they got him. He could not get away.

They were closing in on him. He..,

Donald was surprised. All his instincts and survival skills told him this wasn't possible. This couldn't be what he was seeing, yet he was feeling it none the less.

A Rose bush of all things.

Donald felt as though he were standing completely naked, bereft of all pretenses and with no pride now. No ego, merely a child to be encouraged to grow up, grow strong, mature.

Donald who always felt mature, in control, in command, for the first time while held in the Gaze of Rose, felt like a little boy in comparison to what he felt like looking in those eyes. He struggled to remain calm and keep his composure.

Donald was not succeeding.

Everyone was reacting differently. If there was anything uniform about the effect of the “Gaze of Rose” it was that it was universal. Everyone was affected, no one was excluded. Everyone had retreated to their own inner sanctum and found someone there.

Someone foreign, someone they could not take their eyes off of. Someone or something that was not a threat exactly, for all the emotions were one of sympathy, compassion, love, from Rose.

Yet to have a total stranger to be inside your very emotional center affecting it was disconcerting.

Those who had wanted transparency in their previous life now had a dose of what that was really like. With the Gaze of Rose lasting so short, none were sure that transparency was something to be desired after all.

Sane people required limits and parameters. Place to hide behind. This was too wide open emote with no boundaries apparent. Everyone except Eben had recoiled from that contact. They were unprepared.

But Eben had embraced it.

Not only did they find someone foreign touching the very center of their being, but in transmigration to the “Center of Rose” they began to see themselves through someone else's eyes. That was uncomfortable. Discombobulating  to almost all of them.

Especially so since most did not really see themselves as they truly were.

Nor did they even see themselves as they thought they were.

They saw themselves through the filter of the “Heart of Rose”.

They could see through Rose colored glasses with themselves appearing better than they were. Yet the purity of the sight was exhilarating. It was humbling and unique to each one separately. No one who met that Gaze, and all did, was left without a clearer vision of themselves.

No one hid when Rose had Gazed upon them, none could.

Rose saw them, and they….saw Rose.

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Do you have areas of your personal life that are out of control? (107-2)

The fruits of the Spirit of God are love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, self-control and patience. It is interesting that leaders great or unknown, empowered or restricted, experienced or at the beginning of their journey, wealthy or without financial resources can all experience the fruits of the Spirit without limit or restriction.

Every leader should look introspectively on a regular basis and determine if these gifts from God are present, increasing or decreasing. One of the fruits that tends to be a gatekeeper to enjoying all the others is self-control. As we move through the first 9 chapters of 1 Chronicles it is good to stop and look at one leader that lost it all because of lack of self-control. Read 1 Chronicles 3:1.

In the genealogy of King David, Amnon was his first born. One might suppose the firstborn son of a great king was foreordained to do great things for his people. Yet Amnon will end up little more than a footnote in Israel’s history and forfeited any claim to leadership because of his lack of self-control (2 Samuel 13:1-19). Amnon’s lack of self-control led to the disgrace of his family, destroyed his half-sister’s life and eventually resulted in his own death at the hands of a vengeful half-brother.

When self-control was lost by one member of a family, it created a situation that caused the loss of love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and patience for the entire family for a generation.

Is your leadership marked with self-control or do you struggle in certain areas such as honesty and fairness? Do you have areas of your personal life that are out of control i.e. lust or pride or anger?

Any area of a leader’s life that lacks self-control will eventually limit their ability to lead effectively and will diminish or eliminate the other fruits of the spirit. Wise leaders understand the power of self-control.

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What would you do my friend if you found yourself in a situation where all of a sudden your convictions, your beliefs were put on trial, where you had a decision to make and there were people standing around wondering, wondering if you would give in, wondering if you would compromise, wondering if you would just brush the situation off or if you would take it as an opportunity to serve God?

What would you do?

PART ONE

In our last program I introduced you to the story of Esther An Kim. Esther An Kim was a Korean woman who lived in Korea during the World War II. And the Japanese had occupied Korea. And in their occupation of Korea, because the war was not going their way, they became very, very panicked and they decided that the Koreans needed to bow down and worship their gods at the Shinto Shrine.

And so they would all of a sudden call a time when everybody would empty the schools and they would walk up to the Shinto Shrine and there at the sound of the gong, they would all bow down. This was to appease their gods.

This was to help them to win the war, a war that they felt that they were in and that they should win and that would make them so powerful. Well Esther An Kim was a teacher in a Christian school and Esther An Kim, every time they had to do something like that, she happened to be absent. But this one day they were all gathered together and the principal said we are required to take the children and go to the Shinto Shrine and to bow down and worship their god.

Now I know that some of you do not believe in their god and I know Esther An Kim, that you do not believe in their god, but I’m telling you today that it will not hurt for you to bow down because you know in your heart that you love God. And I’m a Christian too, I’m going to bow down because God understands, because if we don’t we’re going to incur the wrath of the Japanese on this school and don’t you do that to me Esther An Kim.

Don’t you refuse to bow down. Well as they started up in this procession and all the school walking together, Miss Kim was wondering what do I do God? And she heard the children behind her and she knew that what she did would impact the others, that it would send a very strong message. And as she walked and prayed the Lord brought to her mind the three young men that we’ve been studying in Daniel, chapter 3, Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego.

They did not bow. They would not bow. They were willing to burn before they bowed. And she knew that she could not bow. And so when the gong went off, when they struck the gong and everybody was to bow so very, very low, there was one lone figure standing up. It was Esther An Kim.

The police saw her. They seized her; they grabbed her out of that crowd and they hauled her off to the local jail. And this captain was just absolutely furious with her and yelling at her and threatening her because she had not bowed down because she had ah defied the royal imperial Japanese army. And all of a sudden as he was getting ready to beat her and put her in prison, all of a sudden he was called out of the office. It was very urgent. She sat there in the office and all of a sudden it was as if a voice spoke aloud to her and that voice said to her, run, run.

And so she took off. She ran out of that office and she ran, and she ran into hiding.

And the Japanese began to look for her and yet she was protected. She was protected for a while. And then God laid another mission on her heart. Because she spoke fluent Japanese, God laid on her heart that she was to get on a train and that she was to travel and she was to travel across Korea. She was to get into Japan and she was to go to the Japanese Diet.

And when she got to the Japanese Diet, God had instructed her that she was to drop from the balcony of that meeting place… Now the Japanese Diet is like our congress or like our senate. And she was to drop a scroll and the message on that scroll was to be this: If Japan does not repent then God will send fire and destruction from heaven on Japan; an awful, awful thing that would happen to them and she was required to tell them. She went with a man that God sent to her door.

This man had been praying and God had laid on her heart, on his heart that he had called this woman Esther An Kim to go and do something for the Lord and that he was to go and he was to accompany her. When he showed up at her door, he just looked at her. She was so small; she looked so frail; she looked so weak.

And he looked at her and he says God told me that I am to come and I’m to help you do what God has called you to do. But what are you? You’re just a woman, so I’m to go along as a man. Well she could get her passport into Japan because of the work that she had done and because she spoke fluent Japanese, but he had no passport. They got on the transportation. They got on the train. As they were going through and traveling through Japan, they were coming through and checking passports. And that man just sat up in the train just like this; he has no passport.

She looked behind; she was absolutely disgusted with him. She knew that they would come past her, go to him and he didn’t have a passport and why wasn’t he hiding, or why wasn’t he doing something? And she sat there just in absolute terror. She showed her passport. The officer walked beyond her checking every other passport. When and she kind of turned around, and when he got to the man that was her traveling companion he walked right past him as if he never saw him. He never asked for the passport.

They got to the Japanese Diet. They took that scroll and when it was in session they dropped that scroll from the balcony. This time she was arrested. This time she was taken to prison. You ought to read the book. You ought to read the book. It’s absolutely incredible. But this is when she was released from prison. She spent a long time in that prison.

Her health was broken, but God honored her faith. She was released from prison on the day that the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. God had rained down fire, the fire of judgment on Japan. There is a God in heaven. And when He calls you to do a task for Him, when He calls you to be His child He never leaves you, He never forsakes you.

You can boldly say the Lord is my helper. I will not fear what man shall do unto me. Listen, any trial that you and I go through, any fiery furnace, any furnace of blazing fire that we walk into, whether it’s a literal furnace or whether it is a figurative furnace, we never walk alone. There is a fourth man, so to speak, in the fire with us and he is one like the Son of God. He is the Son of God.

And He will never leave you. He will never forsake you. So you need to determine that whatever circumstance you find yourself in, that a sovereign God has permitted that circumstance. And that sovereign God has promised you as 1 Corinthians 10:13 says, it is not more than you can bear.

God will make a way of escape that you might be able to bear it. And that way of escape, many times, is just in a sense, feeling His arm under your arm, that unseen arm, that unseen touch on your shoulder, that unheard voice to the rest of the people saying be faithful. You’re not alone. I am standing with you. I will not leave you, nor forsake you.

This is your opportunity to show people the reality of your faith. And that’s what Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego did. They showed the reality of their faith in Yahweh. Remember now, and I want to take you back to Daniel, chapter 3. It says in verse 26: Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the door of the furnace of blazing fire and you want to mark that again. And he responded and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, come out you servants of the Most High God. This is the first time that this name of God is used in the book of Daniel.

It’s used for the first time in Genesis, chapter 14, verse 18. But here it is used for the first time in the book of Daniel. And this is what he says: Come out you servants of El Elyon, E-l, and then another word E-l-y-o-n, the Most High God. Because what has Nebuchadnezzar realized now? Nebuchadnezzar has realized now that there is a God that is the Most High God and He is higher than his god.

Because remember, what did Nebuchadnezzar say to those young men? And who is able to deliver you out of my hand, if you don’t bend, if you don’t bow? And you and I always need to know what Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego knew; and that is God is able. He is the God of the impossible. He is the God of all flesh, he says in Jeremiah, and nothing is too difficult for Him. So he goes on to say come out you servants of Most High God and come here.

Then Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego came out of the midst of the fire. And the satraps, and the prefects, and the governors and the king’s high officials gathered around and saw in regard to these men; now listen carefully, that the fire had no effect on their bodies, on the bodies of these men, nor was the hair of their head singed, nor were their trousers damaged, nor had the smell of fire even come upon them.

Listen, when they came out a fire, a fire permitted by God and when they refused to bow, they refused to bend, and they walked into that fire trusting the God of the impossible, they came out and they didn’t even smell like smoke. That’s what’s going to happen to you and me beloved when we walk into those fires and we stand for God. 

 

PART TWO

When you look at these three guys. When they went into the fire, they were all tied up. I mean they were tied up in their trousers and their shirt and everything. They went into that fire bound. Listen; when they came out there was no ties on them, nothing to bind them up. And this is what happens when you stand for the Lord, when you refuse to bend, when you refuse to bound, ah, bow, when you say I’d rather burn than bend or bow, than compromise my God.

I’d rather take the consequences. I want to tell you something. There is a freedom there because you, all of a sudden, are let loose from those cords that bind you to the approbation of man, or bind you to your desires. And all of a sudden you’ve gone through the fire, you come out; there’s a new freedom, there’s a new understanding, there’s a new strength because you have been victorious because you did not compromise. Let me show it to you in the Word of God. Let me take you to the New Testament. I want to take you to Romans, chapter 5. In Romans, chapter 5 he’s talking about what we can exult in, because we stand permanently in the grace of God once we come to know the Lord Jesus Christ.

And so he says this in verse 3: Not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, knowing that it brings about perseverance and perseverance, proven character. And it says it brings proven character and proven character, hope. I mean you talk about those cords being let loose. I mean you’ve gone into the fire. You’ve stood for the Lord. You’ve proved that and that proven character brings forth hope. And hope does not disappoint because you see the reality of your faith.

You’ve put it to the test or it’s been put to the test and you have come out and you are no longer bound because when you were in that fire you knew the presence of God. You knew the assurance of God. You knew the victory of faith. I want to take you to one other scripture and it’s 1 Peter, chapter 4. Listen to what it says.

Therefore, verse 1, since Christ has suffered in the flesh arm yourselves also with the same purpose. In other words, be ready to suffer. Be ready to suffer in the flesh. Be ready to suffer now, while you’re living in this body, in this society, in this culture as a child of God. So he says arm yourselves with the same purpose. Why? Because he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin. In other words, when you determine that you’re going to believe God, then you’re not going to sin.

You see the root of all sin is unbelief.

So when you determine that you’re willing to suffer, that you’re willing to stand, that you’re not going to compromise, that you’re not going to give in, that you’re not going to bend, that you’re not going to bow, that you’ll burn first, then you have ceased from sin. You have made a choice for the side of righteousness. You have made a choice to stand as a faithful one for the King of kings and to further the kingdom of God and let people see in your life the reality of your faith, so that it’s not just all words, but it is deeds that follow it. And that’s what the world needs to see.

They need to see the deeds.

They hear the words all the time, but they need to see the action. They need to see the back up of, of the fact that you’re not just going to say that you believe, but you’re going to act like you believe and you’re not going to compromise because you do believe and you’re going to stand fast for the Lord. So let’s go back now to Daniel, chapter 3, in verse 28: And Nebuchadnezzar responded and said, blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego.

Remember they changed their names and they put them under the command of Accu and they put them as a servant of Nebo. But now he says O know, blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego. Blessed be the God of Esther An Kim. Blessed be the God of all the faithful who have been willing to stand and not compromise because they know that there is a God in heaven.

And when they know there’s a God in heaven and we act like that on earth, then the people on earth see who our God is and they stand in awe because they know that if it had been them, they wouldn’t have done what we have done.

And it says who has sent His angel and delivered His servants who put their trust in Him. In every trial, in every situation, beloved, you have a choice. Are you going to put your trust in Him or are you going to put your trust in the arm of flesh? Jeremiah, chapter 17 says when you put your trust in the arm of flesh it’s going to fail you. But when you trust in God and you trust God, you trust in who He is and you trust Him, then you are blessed by God.

So it says who put their trust in God, violating the king’s command and yielded up their bodies so as not to serve or worship any god except their God. In other words, you’re monotheistic, aren’t you? You have one God and you’re not going to bow before any other god. And Nebuchadnezzar, this man that was full of rage, this man that was full of wrath, this man who heated up and you could see it in his body and you could see it in his countenance, you could hear it in his words, this man who heated up the furnace seven times hotter is now, just all docile because he has seen God in action. He has seen the reality of their faith and he has seen that they are right.

You need not worship any other god except their own. Therefore, therefore, I make a decree that any people, nation or tongue that speaks anything offensive against the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego shall be torn limb from limb and their houses reduced to a rubbish heap. O my gosh, he’s said that before. Now why, why? Because this is how brutal the Babylonians were.

They literally took the disobedient and they literally tore them limb from limb. They just put ropes on them and tear them until eventually they; they’d pop out of the skin.

They literally took their houses and made them a rubbish heap. Now you know that could be translated a latrine. And so remember a lot of people didn’t have indoor plumbing and so they would just take their house and say okay, this house has now become a public latrine. You can, anybody can use it. And so that’s what they would do. He says in as much as there is no other god who is able to deliver in this way.

What did Nebuchadnezzar see?

He saw three men who understood the supremacy of their God, the power of their God, the faithfulness of their God, and were willing, willing to die for Him even if He chose not to deliver them. They were willing to die because they were not willing to compromise.

Do you realize what would happen in this nation if you and I had that kind of faith, if you and I would stand so true to God and refuse to bend, refuse to bow and instead, if we needed to, to burn.

It says this: Then the king caused Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego to prosper in the province of Babylon. Do not compromise your God. Because when you compromise your convictions, when you act contrary to what you have said, then what you are doing beloved, is you are compromising God.

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For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.
Leviticus 17:11

Scientists will never understand the human soul. Sure, they've come a long way in understanding the human body -- how it works, why it breaks down, what helps it heal -- but our bodies are merely temporary, earthly encasements for our souls. We are more than flesh and blood. Because we have a soul, we have the ability to love. Because we have a soul, we can make moral decisions. And so, because we have a soul, we can be made guilty of sin, knowing its consequences. After all, if we know the difference between right and wrong, and still do wrong, we are guilty. Indeed, Romans 3:23 tells us that we are all guilty of sin. Fortunately, God is a merciful God! In fact, long before He ever sent His Son to die on a cross for our sins, God was a merciful God. But where there was sin, there would be blood.

Leviticus 17:11 shows us that God so loved the Israelites that He provided a way for them to make atonement for their souls. By all means, He didn't have to. God had every right to demand the death of anyone who sinned. But, of course, no one would have lived. So, since "the life of the flesh is in the blood," He accepted the sacrificial blood of animals, rather than requiring the blood of the guilty, that the guilty might live. Do you realize how merciful God was to do this? Can you see how much God must have loved His people to give them a second chance, a third chance, a fourth, and on and on?

How much greater, then, that the Lord poured out His own blood, that we might live. Praise the Lord that Jesus sacrificed His life and allowed His flesh to be brutally killed, that by His blood, our souls might live -- not only here on earth, but with God for eternity! You see, just as the life of the flesh is the blood, so the life of the soul is His blood. Unless He poured out His blood, our souls could not live.

The world will never see a greater act of mercy than that of Jesus Christ sacrificing His life on a cross for our sins. It was a merciful act from an already-merciful God. Truly, since the day Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden, God has demonstrated unfathomable mercy. Today, may the blood of Jesus be life to your soul. May you rest in His mercy, knowing that He loves you more than you will ever understand. And may His mercy inspire you to be more like Him in everything you do.

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