Faith
Wednesday December 62, 2012
Hartsville News Journal
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FAITH COMMENTARY
" SCATTERED BY GOD "

Throughout scripture God uses the word scattered and Him using it so often may peak your interest enough to ask: Is He talking to me? If He is, James 1:1 (KJV) includes you when addressing the Twelve Tribes that have been SCATTERED BY GOD:

James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.

Have you ever considered yourself to be one that God has scattered?

Your thoughts are important and the facts difficult to see; it is just as difficult for you to see yourself as an Israeli as it was for those in Romans 11:1 KJV to see that Paul was not a gentile; his bloodline shows him to be a Benjamite:

I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.

You may be experiencing difficulty similar to that faced by Paul when you and others learn, as those following Paul learned, that your bloodline connects you to one of the Twelve Tribes.

And seeing that God scattered you and the tribes may even be more difficult to see, especially when asked if God scattered the Twelve Tribes, who are the ones now living in Israel that claim to be Jews? Revelation 2:9 (KJV) addresses this question:

I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

Even though some residing in Israel today are of Israeli blood, the vast majority of those Christ is addressing are of the synagogue of Satan.

1 Chronicles 2:55 (KJV) shows them to be Kenites passing themselves off as Judaists, the bloodline of Judah to whom this chapter speaks:

And the families of the scribes which dwelt at Jabez; the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and Suchathites. These are the Kenites that came of Hemath, the father of the house of Rechab.

God allowing Satan to mislead you is purposely done; it is Him confusing you to the point that you fail to recognize your bloodline and now Deut. 28:64 KJV addresses you and the tribes God is scattering:

And the Lord shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.

Have you joined the lost, living in a world that serves other God’s?

Deut. 32:26 KJV adds that God, in addition to scattering you, takes away the remembrance of who you are:

 

 

 

 


 

I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men:

This verse lays the groundwork for you to see the scattered and to learn how they remain scattered; Romans 11:8 (KJV) shows how:

(According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.

God scattering and slumbering you is Him protecting His chosen, however, you without eyes to see is not a forever thing.

Psalm 121:4 (KJV) shows you waking up and knowing who you are. This is what must happen if you are to keepeth Israel:

Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

Waking up is your destiny and you being asleep in Nahum 3:18 (KJV) in no way reflects you staying there.

Thy shepherds slumber, O king of Assyria: thy nobles shall dwell in the dust: thy people is scattered upon the mountains, and no man gathereth them.

You being SCATTERED BY GOD are something He chooses to do. Serving His purpose, it includes you becoming an awake shepherd, one thirsting to help God; He needs you with Him gathering His scattered.

Waking up is simply a matter of knowing who you are and when you get there, you know it; you then become God’s helper but until it takes place, He awaits you.

Ezekiel 11:17 (KJV) shows you waking, gathering and receiving:

Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even gather you from the people, and assemble you out of the countries where ye have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.

Hopefully this writing helps you to see God tugging and waking you; He is looking forward to you helping Him return to Israel the ones He has scattered.

Is scripture encouraging you to research your bloodline ?

Is your desire to help those SCATTERED BY GOD find their way home?

 

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Pastor Billy Johnson can be reached by email at billy@lakeshorebible.info or viewed online at www.lakeshorebible.com