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Friday, March 6, 2015

The Lords Countenance VRS. Precious Metals

Note: I was going to post a detailed message on hope, the lord changed the message for me to post.




I see on just about every site I go to, they sell precious metals. Many great economists push the only security we will soon have is in gold and silver. You see it, you hear it, buy Gold, buy Silver, it is your only hope for survival. The lord showed me long ago. Do not be one that thinks precious metals will keep you and yours secure. They indeed will not, they will be worthless.

First look at History, Gold was confiscated was it not, it will be again.
To prove this point, not just by history, what does the bible say when Judgments fall, when a place is in famine?

Pro 11:4  Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.

Barnes:

The day of wrath - Words true in their highest sense of the great “Desirae” of the future, or of any “day of the Lord,” any time of judgment, when men or nations receive the chastisement of their sins. At such a time “riches profit not.”

Zep 1:15  That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness,

Zep 1:16  A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers.

Zep 1:17  And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung.

Cross Ref.

Isa 59:10  We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noonday as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men.


Zep 1:18  Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.

CR.

Eze 7:19  They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels: because it is the stumbling block of their iniquity.

That reader is what the bible says; the facts, take the bible, history and you have the fact of things to come concerning precious metals.

The proof is the bible, how can you dispute what the bible says. The thing more valuable, beyond compare, is the lord’s countenance.

Let’s look at that;


Psa 44:3  For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto them.

Psa 4:6  There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.

Barnes:

Lord, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us - That is, in contrast with the feelings and plans of others.

In the pursuit of what “they” regarded as good they were engaged in purposes of gain, of pleasure, or of ambition; he, on the contrary, asked only the favor of God - the light of the divine countenance. The phrase, “to lift up the light of the countenance” on one, is of frequent occurrence in the Scriptures, and is expressive of favor and friendship.

When we are angry or displeased, the face seems covered with a dark cloud; when pleased, it brightens up and expresses benignity. There is undoubtedly allusion in this expression to the sun as it rises free from clouds and tempests, seeming to smile upon the world. The language here was not improbably derived from the benediction which the high priest was commanded to pronounce when he blessed the people of Israel Num_6:24-26, “The Lord bless thee, and keep thee; the Lord make his face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee; the Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.” It may be added here, that what the psalmist regarded as the “supreme good” - the favor and friendship of God - is expressive of true piety in all ages and at all times. While the world is busy in seeking happiness in other things - in wealth, pleasure, gaiety, ambition, sensual delights - the child of God feels that true happiness is to be found only in religion, and in the service and friendship of the Creator; and, after all the anxious inquiries which men make, and the various experiments tried in succeeding ages, to find the source of true happiness, all who ever find it will be led to seek it where the psalmist said his happiness was found - in the light of the countenance of God.

Ps 4 has a lot of truith, it is a short Psalm so I will paste it before we go any further.

Psa 4:1  To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm of David. Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

Psa 4:2  O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.

Psa 4:3  But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.

Psa 4:4  Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.

Psa 4:5  Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.

Psa 4:6  There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.

Psa 4:7  Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.

Psa 4:8  I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.

What does this Psalm say our saftey is? verse 7 says it all;

Psa 4:7  Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.

The word countenance;

Psa 4:6  There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.

The word countenance is used in the KJV bible, 1,977 times.

BDB;

H6440
פּנה  /  פּנים
pânı̂ym  /  pâneh
BDB Definition:
1) face
1a) face, faces
1b) presence, person
1c) face (of seraphim or cherubim)
1d) face (of animals)
1e) face, surface (of ground)
1f) as adverb of loc/temp
1f1) before and behind, toward, in front of, forward, formerly, from beforetime, before
1g) with preposition
1g1) in front of, before, to the front of, in the presence of, in the face of, at the face or front of, from the presence of, from before, from before the face of

This is taken from the word;

H6437
פּנה
pânâh
BDB Definition:
1) to turn
1a) (Qal)
1a1) to turn toward or from or away
1a2) to turn and do
1a3) to turn, decline (of day)
1a4) to turn toward, approach (of evening)
1a5) to turn and look, look, look back or at or after or for
1b) (Piel) to turn away, put out of the way, make clear, clear away
1c) (Hiphil)
1c1) to turn
1c2) to make a turn, show signs of turning, turn back
1d) (Hophal) to be turned back

Webster says:

Countenance
COUNTENANCE, n. [L., to hold.]

1. Literally, the contents of a body; the outline and extent which constitutes the whole figure or external appearance. Appropriately, the human face; the whole form of the face, or system of features; visage.

A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance. Prov 15.

Be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance. Mat 6.

2. Air; look; aspect; appearance of the face; as in the phrase, to change or alter the countenance.

3. The face or look of a beast; as a horse of a good countenance.

4. Favor; good will; kindness.

Thou hast made him glad with thy countenance. Psa 21.

Hence in scriptural language, the light of Gods countenance is his smiles or favorable regards, his favor and grace; and to hide his face or countenance is to manifest his displeasure, and withdraw his gracious aids. So the rebuke of his countenance indicates his anger and frowns. Psa 80.

This application of face or countenance, which seems to be of high antiquity, proceeded probably from the practice of turning away the face to express anger, displeasure and refusal; a practice still common, but probably universal among rude nations. The opposite conduct would of course express favor. The grant of a petition is accompanied with a look directed to the petitioner; the refusal or denial, with an averted face. Hence,

5. Support; aid; patronage; encouragement; favor in promoting and maintaining a person or cause.

It is the province of the magistrate, to give countenance to piety and virtue.

Let religion enjoy the countenance of the laws.

Give no countenance to violations of moral duty.

6. Show; resemblance; superficial appearance.

The election being done, he made countenance of great discontent thereat.

7. In law, credit or estimation.

To keep the countenance, is to preserve a calm, composed or natural look, unruffled by passion; to refrain from expressing laughter, joy, anger or other passion, by an unchanged countenance.

In countenance, in favor; in estimation.


To keep in countenance, to give assurance or courage to; to support; to aid by favor; to prevent from shame or dismay.

To put in countenance, to give assurance; to encourage; or to bring into favor; to support.

Out of countenance, confounded; abashed; with the countenance cast down; not bold or assured.

To put out of countenance, to cause the countenance to fall; to abash; to intimidate; to disconcert.

COUNTENANCE, v.t.

1. To favor; to encourage by opinion or words.

The design was made known to the minister, but he said nothing to countenance it.

2. To aid; to support; to encourage; to abet; to vindicate; by any means.

Neither shalt thou countenance a poor man in his cause. Exo 23.

3. To encourage; to appear in defense.

He countenanced the landing in his long boat.

4. To make a show of.

Each to these ladies love did countenance.

5. To keep an appearance.

We have clearly seen the big deference of the lord’s favor, and precious metals. I want to paste in what Webster said on a point;

A. To keep in countenance, to give assurance or courage to; to support; to aid by favor; to prevent from shame or dismay.

B. To put in countenance, to give assurance; to encourage; or to bring into favor; to support.

C. To encourage; to appear in defense.

Read that a few times, get that deep in you. The ABC, of the matter, or 1,2,3 step by step, simple, what do you chose? If you are really one of his, you are under the lord’s favor. His face shines in Jesus, Jesus by the spirit Shines in us, through us. It is a thing we must chose over winning the lottery, more happy than a bonus, or a gift, it is all Jesus. This the lords shining favor, blessing is what matters today, and in the days to come, not precious metals.

Act 3:6  Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.


Isa 60:1  Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.

We are to arise and than the lord will shine on, and in us, he does not shine in us and we arise, the words are put in order for a reason, we are to arise, and He will shine. Simple, the favor of our lord, his blessing, presence is what we should seek daily after.

We are to take up our bed and walk. Arise, it is time to arise and he will shine, he will protect, he will provide, he will defend, he owns all the silver and gold, and the cattle on a thousand hills, he is God of God’s the only true one, there is no other. Chose whom this day you will serve, Mammon or treasure in heaven.

 You can not lose what you give away to the lord’s service. Even if it is a small amount, or holy humble service of your time, gifts to help others to arise, so they can shine, you see, we read gold and silver can tarnish, but if we stay , abide in Jesus, we will shine with a shine of victory that will not go dull, if it does, we are to blame.

We are tried in fire as gold is, but it gets more shinny, not dull, we get dull, if we embrace anything and do it in thanks, we will shine for Jesus, so I say, arise and shine, because the Glory of the lord is risen upon you. You rise, he shines. It is that simple. Think on this.















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