“Let no man be saying when he is being solicited to sin, By God I am being solicited to sin, for God is incapable of being solicited to sin, the source of the solicitations being evils, [such as soliciting man to sin], and He himself solicits no one to sin. But each one is being solicited to sin when he is taken in tow and enticed by his own craving. Then when the aforementioned craving has conceived, it gives birth to sin, and this sin when it is full grown brings forth death.” (James 1:13-14)(Bold added)(Italics added)
“ . . . but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.’” (Genesis 3:3) (Bold added)(Caps added)(Italics added)
Die; מוּת; mûṯ; mooth; verb
Outline of Biblical Usage:
to die, kill, have one executed
to die (as penalty), be put to death
to die, perish (of a nation)
to die prematurely (by neglect of wise moral conduct)
(Polel) to kill, put to death, dispatch
(Hiphil) to kill, put to death
to be killed, be put to death
to die prematurely
Die as a penalty = be put to death; Inflicted by God, (Gen 3:3)
“AND WHOEVER RECEIVES ONE SUCH CHILD IN MY NAME RECEIVES ME . . .” (Matthew 18:5-6)(NASB) (Bold added)(Caps added)(Italics added)
WHAT DOES THE SCRIPTURE, MATTHEW 18 VV. 5 THROUGH 6 MEAN IN LAYMAN’S TERMS? . . .
Example: The picture above is of “me,” of [God]; the triune; three persons in one.
HEBREW and GREEK WORDS CAN HAVE MULTIPLE MEANINGS, (AS YOU JUST SAW ABOVE). THE MEANING ORIGINATES FROM THE AUTHOR’sINTENT AND THE CONTEXT IN WHICH THE TEXT WAS WRITTEN.
AS AN EXAMPLE, THE LITTLE ONES CAN ALSO BE PERCEIVED AS GOD’s FRUIT . . .
FRUIT MEANING FROM A TREE . . .
YOU SAY, “HOW CAN THAT BE?”. . . HOW CAN JESUS’ SEEDBE ESTABLISHED FOREVER WHEN JESUSDOESN’THAVE ANY CHILDREN?
THE ANSWER TO THIS MYSTERY BEGINS WITH THE GENEALOGY OF JESUS IN MATTHEW 1, vv. 1 THROUGH 17 AS FOLLOWS . . .
“This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham:
Abraham was the father of Isaac,
Isaac the father of Jacob,
Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,
Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar,
Perez the father of Hezron,
Hezron the father of Ram,
Ram the father of Amminadab,
Amminadab the father of Nahshon,
Nahshon the father of Salmon,
Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab,
Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth,
Obed the father of Jesse,
and Jesse the father of King David.
David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah’s wife,
Solomon the father of Rehoboam,
Rehoboam the father of Abijah,
Abijah the father of Asa,
Asa the father of Jehoshaphat,
Jehoshaphat the father of Jehoram,
Jehoram the father of Uzziah,
Uzziah the father of Jotham,
Jotham the father of Ahaz,
Ahaz the father of Hezekiah,
Hezekiah the father of Manasseh,
Manasseh the father of Amon,
Amon the father of Josiah,
and Josiah the father of Jeconiah and his brothers at the time of the exile to Babylon.
After the exile to Babylon:
Jeconiah was the father of Shealtiel,
Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel,
Zerubbabel the father of Abihud,
Abihud the father of Eliakim,
Eliakim the father of Azor,
Azor the father of Zadok,
Zadok the father of Akim,
Akim the father of Elihud,
Elihud the father of Eleazar,
Eleazar the father of Matthan,
Matthan the father of Jacob,
and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, and Mary was the mother of Jesus who is called the Messiah.
Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Messiah.” (Matthew 1:1-17)(Bold added)(Italics added)
DID YOU NOTE FROM THAT SCRIPTURE ABOVE THAT “JESSE” WAS THE FATHER OF KING DAVID, WHICH ESTABLISHES THETHRONEMENTIONED IN PSALM 89:4?
“I will establish your seed forever
And build upyour throne toall generations.”(Psalms 89:4)(Bold added)(Italics added)
DID YOU ALSO NOTE THAT THE GENEALOGY BEGAN WITH “JESUS THE MESSIAH THE SON OF DAVID?”
“This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham. . .”(Matthew 1:1)(Bold added)(Italics added)
FINALLY, AT THE VERY BOTTOM OF THE GENEALOGY, IT INTRODUCES JOSEPH, (THE HUSBAND OF MARY) JESUS’ THE MESSIAH’S MOTHER.
“Joseph, the husband of Mary, and Mary was the mother of Jesus who is called the Messiah.””(Matthew 1:16)(Bold added)(Caps added)(Italics added)
NOW THAT YOU KNOW JESUS’ GENEALOGY, YOU’RE EVEN MORE CONFUSED HOW THE FRUIT OF A TREE CAN BE SYNONYMOUS TOLITTLE ONE’S? . . . THE ANSWER BEGINS WITH ISAIAH 11 v. 1 . . .
SCRIPTURE FOCUS: “And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots . . .”(Isa 11:1, KING JAMES TRANSLATION) (Bold added)(Caps added)(Italics added)
SAME SCRIPTURE DIFFERENT TRANSLATION: Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, And a branch from his rootswillbear fruit.” (Isa 11:1, NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE TRANSLATION)
I a. “AND THERE SHALL COME FORTH . . .”(Isa 11:1, KJV) THESEEDOF A PLANT. (Bold added)(Caps added)(Italics added)
1 c. SCRIPTURE FOCUS: “And there shall come fortha rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots . . .”(Isa 11:1, KING JAMES TRANSLATION) (Bold added)(Caps added)(Italics added)
2 a. “. . . A ROD . . .”(Isa 11:1, KJV) THESTEMOF A PLANT. (Bold added)(Caps added)(Italics added)
2 c. SCRIPTURE FOCUS: “And there shall come forth a rodout of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots . . .”(Isa 11:1, KING JAMES TRANSLATION) (Bold added)(Caps added)(Italics added)
3 a. “. . . OUT OF THE STEM . . .”(Isa 11:1, KJV) THESTEMOF A PLANT. (Bold added)(Caps added)(Italics added)
out of the stem; גֶּזַע; gezaʿ; geh’-zah; masculine noun; From an unused root meaning to cut down (trees)
Outline of Biblical Usage:
stem, trunk, stock (of trees)
3 b. “. . . OUT OF THE STEM . . .”(Isa 11:1, KJV) THESTEMOF A HUMAN. (Bold added)(Caps added)(Italics added)
3 c. SCRIPTURE FOCUS: “And there shall come forth a rodout of the stemof Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots . . .”(Isa 11:1, KING JAMES TRANSLATION) (Bold added)(Caps added)(Italics added)
4 a. “ . . . OF JESSE . . .”(ISA 11:1, KJV)IN THIS CASE, A PLANT; STEMMING FROM A SEED PLANTED FOURTEEN GENERATIONS AGO. (Bold added)(Caps added)(Italics added)
A primitive root; פָּרָה; pārâ; paw-raw’; verb
Outline of Biblical Usage:
to bear fruit, be fruitful, branch off
(Qal) to bear fruit, be fruitful
to cause to bear fruit
to make fruitful
to show fruitfulness, bear fruit
8 b. “ WILL BEAR FRUIT . . . “ FROM A HUMAN SEED.(Isa 11:1, NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE TRANSLATION)(Bold added)(Caps added)(Italics added)
“Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
So are the children of one’s youth.
How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them;
They will not be ashamed
When they speak with their enemies in the gate.”(Psa 127:3-5) (Bold added)(Italics added)
WHAT DOES ALL OF THIS MEAN? . . .
“Then shall the King say to those on His right hand, Come, my Father’s blessed ones. Inherit the kingdom which has been prepared for you from the foundation of the universe; for I was hungry and you gave me to eat, I was thirsty, and you gave me to drink, I was a stranger and you received me hospitably, naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, in prison I was and you came to me. Then the righteous ones shall answer Him, saying, Lord, when did we see you hungering and feed you, or thirsting and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and hospitably received you, or naked, and clothed you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and we came to you? And answering, the King shall say to them, Assuredly, I am saying to you, in so far as you did this to one of these my brethren, to the least, to me you did it.”(Matthew 25:34-40)
“BUT HE WHO JOINS HIMSELF TO THE LORD ISONE SPIRIT [WITH HIM].” (1 CORINTHIANS 6:13c – 20) (Bold added)(Caps added)(Italics added)
“But the body is not for fornication but for the Lord, and the Lord is for the body. And God raised up the Lord and will also raise us up through His power. Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Having taken then the members of Christ, shall I make them members of a harlot? Let not such a thing take place. Or, do you not know that he who joins himself with his harlot is one body [with her]? For they shall become, He says, these two, one flesh. But he who joins himself to the Lord is one spirit [with Him].Be fleeing from fornication. Everyact of sin which a man may do is outside of his body, but he who commits a fornication is sinningagainst his ownbody. Or do you not know that your body is an inner sanctuaryof the Holy Spirit,whom you have fromGod, and that youare not your own? For you were purchased at a price. Now therefore, glorify God in yourbody.” (1 Corinthians 6:13c – 20) (Bold added)(Italics added)
WHEN YOU RAPE OR HAVE SEX WITH THESE LITTLE ONES,YOU RAPE AND HAVE SEX WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT . . . (Bold added)(Italics added)
“But he who joins himself to the Lord is one spirit [with Him]. . . Or do you not know that your body is an inner sanctuaryof the Holy Spirit, whom you have fromGod.”(Bold added)(Italics added)
“ANYONE WHO GOES TOO FAR AND DOES NOT ABIDE IN THE TEACHING OF CHRIST, DOES NOT HAVE GOD; THE ONE WHO ABIDES IN THE TEACHING, HE HAS THE FATHER AND THE SON.”(2 JOHN 9)
NINTH STEP: “WE MADE DIRECT AMENDS TO SUCH PEOPLE WHENEVER POSSIBLE, EXCEPT WHEN TO DO SO WOULD INJURE THEM OR OTHERS.”
“. . . EXCEPT WHEN TO DO SO WOULD INJURE THEM OR OTHERS . “
“Shooting suspect cites priest’s abuse” by Del Quentin Wilber and John Rivera, The Baltimore Sun, 05/15/2002
“Stokes testified that Blackwellraped him nine years ago and said that, at the time of the shooting, he was confronting the priest on a West Baltimore street to find“reconciliation”. . . The allegations of abuse surfaced in 1993 when Stokes told a therapist his priest raped him.” (Allison Klein, The Baltimore Sun, 12/17/2002)(Bold added)(Italics added)
VICTIM CONSEQUENCES . . . SPIRITUAL WARFARE
“Stokes said he has gone through an ordeal – first having been a victim of abuse and then having been doubted by authorities investigating his rapeclaims.”https://www.baltimoresun.com/bal-te.md.stokes17dec17-story.html (Bold added)
“Police said Stokes told them he shotBlackwell because the priest rebuffed his demand for an apology over the allegedsexual assault, which friends and relatives say tormentsStokes. . . He could not push aside his years-long frustration as an allegedsexual abuse victim.”(Bold added)(Italics added)(Wilber and Rivera, The Baltimore Sun, 05/15/2002). (Bold added)(Italics added)
“. . . ‘Stokes had been suffering from depression and threatened suicide. . . Stokes told detectives that he “wanted an apology,’ police said, and did notreceive one.”(Bold added)(Italics added)
“Brown, his attorney, told the jury the shooting was driven by a mental disorderStokes had been sufferingbecause of the alleged abuse.”(Allison Klein, The Baltimore Sun, 12/17/2002) (Bold added)(Italics added)
Stokes testified that he felt “outside of my body” when heshot Blackwell and said he tried to reach for his own hand to stop himself from firing his silver-plated .357 Magnum handgun. . . “This was not an intentional act of violence . . . “This was something that was a result of the violence that was done to me. . .”(Allison Klein, The Baltimore Sun, 12/17/2002)(Bold added)(Italics added)
“AND IF BY THESE THINGS YOU ARE NOT TURNED TO ME, BUT ACT HOSTILITY AGAINST ME, THEN I WILL ACT WITH HOSTILITY AGAINST YOU; AND I, EVEN I, WILL STRIKE YOU SEVEN TIMES FOR YOUR SINS.” (LEVITICUS 26:23-24)
IF YOU ARE A RAPIST, IF YOU ARE REPRESENTING CHRIST AND HAVE RAPED, MOLESTED, COMMITTED ADULTERY, INVOLVED IN HOMOSEXUALITY, AND HARMING LITTLE ONES, COMPLETING A “NINTH STEP” AND MAKING AMENDS TO THE PEOPLE YOU HAVE VIOLATED, IT WILL INJURE YOU AND THEM!.
DO NOTBE DECEIVED, GOD IS NOT MOCKED; FOR WHATEVER A MANSOWS, THIS HEWILL ALSO REAP. (GAL 6:7)
BECAUSE OF YOUR SINS, AT THIS VERY MOMENT, THE MEN ARE WAITING AT THE DOOR TO CARRY YOU OUT!!!! . . . WHY NOT TURN FROM YOUR SINS? EVEN THE THEIF ON THE CROSS ENTERED INTO HEAVEN BECAUSE HE CONFESSED HIS SINS ON THE CROSS! IF YOU SAY YOU HAVE NO SINS, YOU MAKE GOD TO BE A LIE!
IF YOU HAVE CONFESSED YOUR SINS AND YOU ARE READY TO TURN FROM YOUR SINS, REPEAT AFTER ME . . .
FATHER, PLEASE FORGIVE ME ONCE AND FOR ALL! DO NOT ALLOW ME TO CONTINUE IN SIN! I REALIZE BECAUSE OF YOUR WORD, I DESERVE DEATH! I ALSO REALIZE BECAUSE OF YOUR SON, JESUS WHO DIED, WAS BURIED AND ROSE AGAIN THAT I MIGHT HAVE LIFE EVERLASTING, BUT IT IS BECAUSE OF YOUR GRACE AND YOUR GRACE ALONE THAT I DESIRE SANCTIFICATION!
I BELIEVE YOU LORD AND I NEED YOU LORD, JESUS THE CHRIST AS MY LORD AND SAVIOR! I WANT YOU AT THIS VERY MOMENT TO COME INTO MY LIFE. BE PRESENT IN MY HEART, MIND AND SPIRIT AND DELIVER ME ONCE AND FOR ALL FROM MY SINFUL WAYS. . . PLEASE LORD! . . . I LOVE YOU LORD! . . . IN YOUR MATCHLESS AND MIGHTY NAME I PRAY! . . . AMEN!