~ Rejoice and Be Thou Ravished ~

Written by Dot McGinnis

~ Rejoice and Be Thou Ravished ~

“Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice withrepparttar wife of thy youth. Let her be asrepparttar 135075 loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love." Proverbs 5:18-19

When interpreting Scripture, we must always keep in mind thatrepparttar 135076 manners and customs, in Bible days, differed greatly from those we have today. For example, when dealing with what some would consider “delicate subjects”, they did so freely; readily discussing sexual and personal matters in mixed company, and often inrepparttar 135077 presence of their children. Their discussions were done in an open manner; with a frankness and a bluntness that would make many people, in today’s society, blush. We need to keep these things in mind when interpreting verses like those above. Verse 18 begins, “Let thy fountain be blessed.” The Hebrew word for fountain is maw-kore’ andrepparttar 135078 way it is used here is as a euphemism, forrepparttar 135079 female pudenda;repparttar 135080 female genitals or sexual organs. This verse goes on to say, “and rejoice with” (not apart from, but together with), “the wife of your youth.” This is talking aboutrepparttar 135081 sexual act, which is to be a joyous experience for both partners, within a marriage. It is talking here about marriage and marital relationships, not premarital, or extra-marital relationships. Verse 19 says, “Let her be asrepparttar 135082 loving hind,” (female deer) “and pleasant roe” (wild climbing goat). The Hebrew word for loving is ah’hab, which speaks of affection; sexual or otherwise. Pleasant or khane means well-favored, or gracious; precious, an object of beauty.

Which of you convinceth me of sin?

Written by Rev.Anthony Smith

Which of you convinceth me of sin? by Anthony Smith

John 8:42-8:49

Which of you convinceth me of sin? There are some who ask, ”Where do you receive your inspiration to write messages from God?” Andrepparttar answer I give them is some what unorthadoxed. Most of my inspiration comes fromrepparttar 135074 hatred of this world forrepparttar 135075 truth. Some times it comes from hatred from Christians, that become offended byrepparttar 135076 truth of Scripture. The Bible is not a book of conciliation but a book of truths. God offers no compromise in His word, but He offers reasoning between Him and us. Jesus knew that there would be many that would become offended byrepparttar 135077 truth just as whenrepparttar 135078 Pharisees came against Him in John 8:42-49. But this did not stop Him from tellingrepparttar 135079 truth. There are many verses in Scripture that I remember but these next stand outrepparttar 135080 most. Matthew 13:57 And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house. Matthew 24:10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. James 3:1 My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receiverepparttar 135081 greater condemnation. Our condemnation comes from many sources,repparttar 135082 lost,repparttar 135083 world, Satan,repparttar 135084 establishment of mans science, and yes, sometimes from Christians andrepparttar 135085 Church. Why are we as ministers ofrepparttar 135086 Gospel condemned so harshly? “For in many things we offend all.” We offend because we userepparttar 135087 word of God to rebuke, reprove and teach,repparttar 135088 word of Truth. Call no Man Father, No drunker-ed shall enter intorepparttar 135089 Kingdom of Heaven, Homo-sexuality is an abomination to God, Who hasrepparttar 135090 correct intrepretation, ect, ect. James 3:2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word,repparttar 135091 same is a perfect man, and able also to bridlerepparttar 135092 whole body. There is no perfect man, no one who can bridlerepparttar 135093 whole body, nor take controll ofrepparttar 135094 tong. I’ve never seen any one walk on water nor perform any myrical. A minister is not a crowd pleaser but an ambasidor of Christ. He’s not a comedian but a messenger ofrepparttar 135095 truth. He’s not a puppet but a master withrepparttar 135096 ordination from God. He’s is not an orator of just Good news but a sword of righteousness who preaches salvation and punishment of Hell Fire and Brimstone to those who refuse to believe. A minister is not a baby sitter for your salvation but an a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. So you say, ”If a Minister is not a, crowd pleaser, comedian, puppet, baby sitter or an orator,Then what is a Minister?” Romans 13:4 For he isrepparttar 135097 minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth notrepparttar 135098 sword in vain: for he isrepparttar 135099 minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Which of you convinceth me of sin?

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