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Breaking All Chains
Setting The Captives Free
Another Reason For Suffering
By Peter James from: www.peterjamesx.com
My two most recent documents, gave a great deal of detail,
why suffering exists in the world.
They should both be read, before studying this document.
Beyond Tears Part 2 This document explains the consequences
of unclean living, whether it is by eating forbidden food,
or carrying out abominable forbidden sexual acts.
Beyond Tears explains that rebellion leads to suffering.
This document is going to show, that additionally there is yet another
angle to suffering.
When great difficulties arise, It is common for people to ask, ‘Why Me’?
Some would blame the Eternal God, for allowing these things
to happen to them.
Others would state or meditate, on all the good things
that they do, which they feel, should save them from all sorts of suffering.
Others just blame Satan.
Some go further, and claim that they are experiencing a ‘Job Trial’,
as they equate themselves with Job, of the book of Job, in the Old Testament.
From what they say, and do, it is clear, that these people are in open rebellion,
against the Most High God, and that they are determined not to repent,
and change, but to continue in their sin.
This was the description of Job, by the Eternal God.
Job 1:1 ¶ There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job;
and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God,
and eschewed (removed himself from) evil.
In a few more verses, we are clearly told, that there was none like him
in the whole earth. When anyone elevates him/herself to this position,
it certainly confirms how mistaken, and misquided one is.
There are not many people, whom the Eternal God calls perfect,
but Job was one such man. He was also a man of integrity,
just as he said himself, and he feared God,
therefore he was not in rebellion against Him,
and furthermore he hated evil.
Job 1:8 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job,
that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man,
one that feareth God, and escheweth (removed himself from) evil?
It is almost my daily experience, that people,
keep making the same mistakes, but they expect a different result.
This is completely absurd.
It is like walking into a fire, but strangely thinking,
that at some point, they will get a different, or even better result,
than they did last time, that they walked into a fire.
The reality is that they will simply just get burned again.
Somehow, they never learn the lesson.
They prefer their own choice, which is to remain in rebellion.
As I have previously discussed the ‘Health and Wealth’ gospel,
has countless millions firmly in its grasp, although I believe,
that the vast majority, are neither healthy nor wealthy,
but like winning the lottery, hope is firmly embedded in their human breast.
Many have their long list of requests, which is frequently updated,
for the Eternal God to supply daily.
This is precisely where the problem lies.
As long as the Eternal God dutifully supplies their every need.
Such things as,
if I only could have a partner, who is a little nicer than the one I have,
if I could have a slightly better job, where I could earn 15 – 20% more,
if I could only have a slightly bigger, and better house,
and the same applies to the car, that would be great,
and so the list goes on.
If the Eternal God supplied all these things, and more,
would it make this person any happier ?
The answer is of course, it will not do so.
If all your requests were granted,
would you stop asking for more?
The answer is of course, you will not do so.
Ecclesiastes 1:8 All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it:
the eye is not satisfied with seeing,
nor the ear filled with hearing.
As I often say,’Enough is never Enough’.
A one sided relationship, where only one partner gives,
is a very unhappy union, and it will eventually fail.
A relationship based on things, or self centredness,
is a partnership without a foundation.
The relationship is not even built on sand.
When times get even a little rough, or tough,
and it does not take, even really stormy weather,
to most surely have a ship wreck.
This is the situation with most human relationships.
They are associations of tolerance, no more than that.
Most activities are merely chores,
which are performed purely, and simply as duties.
In fact in many cases, these people are in very secure
prisons without bars.
The reality is that this life, is a meagre, and miserable existence.
What about our relationship with the Eternal God?
Are we a ‘Cost Centre’, or a ‘Profit Centre’.
A Cost Centre just makes demands, which are withdrawals, on his account.
A Profit Centre, puts something into his account on a regular basis.
In Matthew Chapter 25, we see that Christ expected a return
on His investment. I will just select an example,
but you can read the who report for yourself.
The more that you are given, the more is expected of you.
The unprofitable servant was a Cost Centre,
when he should have been a Profit Centre.
Precisely what are you?
Matthew 25:14 ¶ For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling
into a far country, who called his own servants,
and delivered unto them his goods.
Matthew 25:15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two,
and to another one; to every man according to his several ability;
and straightway took his journey.
Matthew 25:16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded
with the same, and made them other five talents.
Matthew 25:21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful
servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things,
I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
Matthew 25:24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said,
Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown,
and gathering where thou hast not strawed:
Matthew 25:25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth:
lo, there thou hast that is thine.
Matthew 25:26 His lord answered and said unto him,
Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where
I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:
We can see that whilst we can be in the get mode,
as a Cost Centre, Christ is expecting a profit from His investment in us.
We have to be a Profit Centre.
Matthew 25:27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money
to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received
mine own with usury.
Matthew 25:28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him
which hath ten talents.
Matthew 25:29 For unto every one that hath shall be given,
and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken
away even that which he hath.
Matthew 25:30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness:
there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Are we in this relationship, for what we can get,
and are we, even quoting the bible to justify our get attitude?
Pope Francis said:
POPE Francis Warns ANY "Personal Relationship with Jesus is Dangerous"
(There is a warning on this web page link that it is dangerous,
I have looked at it any way, they are trying to keep us away from it.)
With respect, a direct personal relationship with Christ,
bypassing the countless paedophile priests, of all ranks,
is the best possible thing, that you can have.
The reward is eternal life, as opposed to the alternative death of damnation.
In Satan’s system, his lackeys consider us, and all of our activities,
as ‘Profit Centres’. Therefore the entire system is in place
to make a profit out of us, in every area of life,
even if this means, killing us in the process, and even then,
when we die, there is a profit to be made in many ways.
In the Eternal’s plan, He blesses us on a minute by minute basis, every day,
but the normal human response is ingratitude, unthankfulness,
There is a severe penalty for ingratitude.
Deuteronomy 28:47 Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God
with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;
Deuteronomy 28:48 Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which
the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst,
and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron
upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.
The Eternal God wants us to be converted, and completely changed,
this is His major foundational plan for us,
so that, we will listen to Him, and obey Him, in all things.
So much so, that listening and obeying,
will become an intrinsic part of our very being,
regardless of our physical condition.
What is the method, that is used to teach us, that our obedience,
and this means our love for Him,
is not dependant on any physical thing, at all.
It is based on a direct relationship with Him.
We are not in this relationship, for what we can get out of it.
This should not be the case, whether we are speaking about
the Eternal God, or a fellow human being.
If you are in a get mode, you will not make it.
It is really that simple.
Our priority in life should be to have love, and outgoing concern
for our Creator, and our fellow men, in that order.
If everyone on earth were to do that,
the whole planet, would be clothed in a garment of absolute
peace and joy, and not war, war.
This means, that whether Christ gives us things,
or takes away things, such as our health,
and our miniscule wealth, our love for Him,
is utterly unshakeable.
You will only know that a relationship is absolutely rock solid,
if it survives through very difficult periods.
It has to be tested.
Whilst we are looking for an easy pain free life,
this is what awaits all of us.
We and our works will be tested by fire.
1 Peter 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial
which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
1 Corinthians 3:13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest:
for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire;
and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.
A new boat, or aircraft has to be fully tested, to its limits,
before it can be put into use.
A boat which only sails on a canal, cannot claim to be sea worthy,
until it has proved, that it can cope with the wild winds and rough seas.
Similarly an aircraft has countless tests to ensure that it will
perform in bad weather, or when something goes wrong.
A two engined passenger aircraft, has to be able to fly fully loaded,
to its destination or the nearest airport, with only one engine operational,
even if it is crossing the Atlantic.
In human relationships, you do not have to take away,
the wealth and/or the health,
just the threat of loss of these things, can spell doom for the relationship.
Most times the relationship will quickly vanish as a mist,
disappears, when wind makes an appearance,
before the severe storm actually arrives.
The wonderful thing about the report regarding Job,
is that he was unshakeable in his faith,
and he never sinned with his mouth, as many of us do on a daily basis.
Job 42:7 ¶ And it was so, that after the LORD had spoken these words
unto Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite,
My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends:
for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right,
as my servant Job hath.
Job 42:8 Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams,
and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering;
and my servant Job shall pray for you: for him will I accept:
lest I deal with you after your folly,
in that ye have not spoken of me the thing which is right, like my servant Job.
Job’s problem, was that he did not appreciate, that the empowerment,
which he had to live the life, which he lived, was not his own,
but it was a gift from the Eternal God to him.
This is the lesson that Job learned, from his whole very painful experience.
Can you now see, that the Eternal God desires, that we fully understand,
that regardless of our circumstances, we will keep Him happy on His throne,
and we will happily give Him our love, praise, honour, glory, thanks,
and pleasure as the great God, that He is.
The Eternal God is not learning a thing about us.
It is we, who are the ones, who are learning about ourselves.
Pain, suffering and trials, and even sore trials, teach us that,
the foundation of our relationship, with the Eternal God,
cannot be based on how He blesses us, but rather on the fact
that He is God, and we are just the work of His hands.
Some genuine believers, think and feel,
that as they are doing their best, to do all that is required,
there is no reason, why they should not be healhy,
and even wealthy.
They foolishly reason, that they are being treated unfairly.
Of course this makes them more righteous than the Eternal God.
This is blasphemy.
As I said in my last document Beyond Tears Part 2,
This is how we look as sinners before the Eternal God.
There is another important thing to understand from this.
To solve our selfishness and sinfulness, is beyond our capability
to do so. It is bigger that us.
We really need to understand this.
No human being can resolve this man’s pitiful condition.
Neither can any man solve his own pitiful condition.
We need to humber ourselves and accept the sadness of our situation.
Only the Eternal God can do this.
It is a fact that in my life, people come into my life, and people go.
Things also come into my life, and they also go.
Neither of these events, affect my relationship with our Eternal God.
Regarding the recent tragedy in France,
where we are told many people were killed,
there was a big cry to pray from all over the world.
My question is precisely for what am I to pray?
We cannot sin either individually or nationally,
and be exceedingly wicked, and then when judgment arrives,
we want to pray our way out of it.
I get many requests for prayers.
I ask precisely, for what do you want me to pray?
Sometimes suffering, and trials are to try to wake up wake up people,
and bring them to their senses.
This will be a surprise to many, but the Eternal God says that there are
situations, when people are in rebellion, that we are told that we must
not pray for them. I believe, that this is because,
He is personally dealing with these people, and He does not want
us interfering in His work.
Three times Jeremiah was told not to pray for the nation.
We can see whether the prophet Jeremiah or the people, themselves
prayed because of their rebellion, the Eternal God said that He would not
answer their prayers.
Jeremiah 7:16 ¶ Therefore pray not thou for this people,
neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me:
for I will not hear thee.
Jeremiah 11:14 Therefore pray not thou for this people,
neither lift up a cry or prayer for them: for I will not hear
in the time that they cry unto me for their trouble.
Jeremiah 14:11 Then said the LORD unto me,
Pray not for this people for their good.
Jeremiah 14:12 When they fast, I will not hear their cry;
and when they offer burnt offering and an oblation,
I will not accept them: but I will consume them by the sword,
and by the famine, and by the pestilence.
Of course we can make requests to the Eternal God,
but we do not have to constantly pester Him,
to answer our prayers immediately.
He requires that we wait patiently on Him.
If our requests are beneficial, He will supply our needs,
at the very best time.
If you relentlessly ask for something, that will not be beneficial to you,
He might well let you have it, then what will you do?
Matthew 6:8 Be not ye therefore like unto them:
for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of,
before ye ask him.
The following verse is very telling.
It is a two part process.
We have to get our lives in order and have the right priorities.
Psalms 37:4 (1) Delight thyself also in the LORD;
and (2) he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
Maybe Pope Francis would like to explain,
how we can delight the LORD, if we do not have a relationship with the LORD!
Does he think that by going to his abominable church,
that we will delight the Eternal God?
My advice is to seek to delight the Eternal God, in thought, word and deed,
every single day, this is the purpose of our existence.
Revelation 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord,
to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things,
and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
By Peter James from: www.peterjamesx.com