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LAGNIAPPE AND CHRYSTAL WEDDING


LAGNIAPPE AND CHRYSTAL WEDDING OATS

William Andrew Dillard
Parson to Person

Lagniappe” is a French word pronounced (lan-yap) that is well known in pockets of French culture such as Louisiana. South Arkansas, Quebec, Canada, etc. It means “A little something extra” as a favor from a merchant to a customer or something thrown in for good measure. In the little community of my childhood, it was always a practice, and in some areas, it is a custom presently.
This recalls corporate practice in childhood as well. We did not purchase much at stores beyond absolute necessities, but when it came to breakfast food, washing detergents, and cow feed. four things determined choice. In breakfast cereals it was always Chrystal Wedding oats and Nabisco shredded wheat, because there was a nice crystal-like drinking glass in every box of the oats. These lined our shelves. In every box of washing detergent there was a nice, free dish cloth. These filled cabinet drawers. In cereal, I begged my parents to buy Nabisco Shredded Wheat. I hated the stuff, but there were illustrated “Straight Arrow” cards separating the wheat loafs that taught me how to build an Indian shelter out in the woods. Finally, in cow feed, every gingham type sack of 100 pounds of feed must be clean and not torn because we would be wearing it as a shirt from momma’s hands very soon.
“Lagniappe!” What a good and helpful practice it was to poor families recovering from the Great Depression. A little something extra to the primary purchase. It brings to mind, the great goodness of our Savior. He loves us so much that He died to save us, and all who call upon Him in repentance finds that gift of salvation in full power as it was at the beginning.
However, if that were not enough, it goes on and on from that initial gift. His spirit guides us and illuminates us to the marvelous truth of His Word, so that peace beyond understanding, promises that are staggering, and comprehension to the harmony, unity, and symmetry of His ingested Word renews the mind, and implants an insatiable desire to know more, and to receive their fulfillment. His gifts are “Lagniappe” forever and ever.

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CRYBABY LOSERS ON RECKONING DAY


HEBREW HONEYCOMB

William Andrew Dillard
CRYBABY LOSERS ON RECKONING DAY

In the world of Christian discipleship there are as many classes of folks as there are fruit producers in the parable of the seed and the sower, Matthew 13:2-8. The lifestyle of these folks parallel the seed effects falling on the wayside, in stony ground; among thorns, and in fertile soil. The latter ones are blessed beyond imagination whether they fit into the thirty, sixty, or hundredfold producers. The former categories forecast the sad state of those who choose another way of life than that which is produced by the nourished seed of faith. In attempts of self-justification, they may point to the failure to understand, and blame the forces of evil (birds) for snatching away the opportunity to understand wondrous truths when it was they who refused to open their heart, mind, and Bible. Then there are those whose lives reflect no depth of root and are scorched by the pressures of a sinful world.
Finally, there are those who will not deal with the social concerns, financial opportunities and other pressures of life promoted by the flesh, and who, as a result, miserably fail in discipleship. It just seems easier to give in to the world than do the proverbial paddling upstream of Christian discipline. Such as these do have a long lineage; a primary example of which is ancient Esau. To Esau, the things that could be his in the future paled in comparison to what he could have in the present, even if it was just a bowl of soup. He was hungry! So, why worry about pie in the sky when there is steak on the ground? Esau thus lost his birthright: a double portion of his father goods. He also lost out in the blessings of life that patriarchs were empowered to confer on their offspring. Upon realization of his miserable failure, Esau, saddened and enraged, lamented much, but to no avail. Crybaby projections are so unflattering and useless in foolish adults!
So, let all be warned. The scriptures do not say what they say in vain. The writer of Hebrews states quite forcefully that churches should be aware of the spiritual condition of their members to ensure their spiritual well-being. He said we should look diligently: “Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.”
Some may be repulsed by this in the belief that reward is not to be gained or lost, but such an idea is foreign, even opposed to the scriptures. The Judgment Seat of Christ is for Christians, I Cor. 3:9-15. John’s admonition to avoid loss is to God’s people, 2 John 1:8. Let us not live so as to be Crybaby Losers on Reckoning Day! Judging the present state of “Christianity,” by standards of the Word, there will be plenty of them.

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CHALLENGE OF THE MUSTARD SEED?


HEBREW HONEYCOMB
CHALLENGE OF THE MUSTARD SEED?

It is nothing short of staggering! Jesus said if one had faith as a grain of mustard seed, he could remove mountains. Matt. 13 & 17. Now think with me for a minute about this.
The tiny mustard seed slips through the fingers of a clinched fist, yet it makes a tree-like plant. The possibility is simple but awesomely complex: God programmed it to do so. Were the tiny mustard seed blessed with a brain, it would surely object to the prospect.
The mustard seed might say, “do not plant me in the ground. It is cold, dark and lonely there, and I would not be happy.” It may also offer: “to expect me to produce a mighty plant is ridiculous.” Furthermore, it might offer: “even if I did sprout, the chances are too great that a flood or drought would kill me, and if that were not enough, the sod is too hard to break, and even if I did someone would step on me, and that would be the end of that.” The negative odds are overwhelming.
I submit that the success of the mustard seed lies in its absence of a brain, so it simply does what God programmed it to do. One cannot escape the idea that if the tiny mustard seed succeeds in such a mighty, formidable task, what could the Christian do who is resigned to follow the will of God? Regardless of the “mountains” of potential opposition, he would accomplish mighty things!
Dwelling on the subject at hand reminds one of an old story. It seems a tavern was to be built in a town that had always been dry. Christians in that town opposed it and called for a prayer rally. They asked God to intervene in the proposal. The next day, lightening struck the tavern then under construction and it burned down. The tavern owner filed a lawsuit against the town churches, declaring them responsible for his loss. The churches hired a lawyer, and denied all responsibility. Responding to this unique case, the judge declared that regardless of how the case comes out, it is evident that the tavern owner believes in prayer and the churches do not.
Ouch! That is close enough to home to hurt! Yet, it illustrates human reaction in contrast to mustard seed programming.
But is it possible to have faith as a grain of mustard seed? Readers should consider the faith of Job in agony; of Daniel in the lion’s den; of the three Hebrew children in the fiery furnace; of the church praying for imprisoned Peter; of Prisoner Paul in cold, wet shipwreck. If that is not enough, some time should be spent meditating on the eleventh chapter of Hebrews.
The apostle Peter walked on water so long as his attention was on Jesus, but the sad reality of modern day saints is that they are like those other disciples on the sea that night: they never get out of the boat. “If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed. . . “

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DOES THE MAYFLOWER LIVE ON?


 

DOES THE MAYFLOWER LIVE ON?

William Andrew Dillard
Parson to Person

The Mayflower, as early history students learn, brought the first pilgrims to America. It returned to England and was decommissioned in the 1620s. It is known that it made at least one more voyage to western Europe laden with merchandise, but soon after the ower died. How long it sat before being auctioned off as scrap is not known, but its present state has been featured in respectable magazines such as National Geographic and others as presently a barn in Jordans, England, outside London.
It was my privilege to visit that place where there is also a cemetery hosting the grave of William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania. While enjoying tea and crumpets, I could not help but notice the resemblance of a large barn-like structure to an inverted ship. Upon inquiry, I was told that it was the Mayflower. Asked how this could possibly be, I was told that the lack of wood in England made decommissioned ships valuable as building material. So the ship was bought at auction, disassembled, then reassembled upside down as a barn structure. A visit to the inside was fascinating.
In the United States, most anything that is a century old is considered old, but in England hardly anything is considered old unless it exceeds four to five hundred years of existence. I was privileged to stay in a hotel and dine in a banquet room that dates back to the 1200s. A.D. The antiquity of the room was apparent, and hosted an aroma of age, but the large timbers were quite structurally sound.
So, perhaps the Mayflower lives on as a useful structure, but not as originally intended. I was reminded, that unlike the Mayflower the ship of our life has deposited us as pilgrims in a Christ-rejecting world. However we will live on in Christ Jesus, not downgraded, but upgraded: mortality swallowed up of immortality. Praises be to the Lord Jesus Christ Who took our dross, and Who made His own righteousness available by faith to all who receive Him! 2 Cor. 5:21 states it this way, “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”

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RECONCILIATION AND NONSENSE


HEBREW HONEYCOMB

William Andrew Dillard
RECONCILIATION AND NONSENSE

The subject of reconciliation is heard across much of the religious world today. But it appears to be as much secular as religious, and in some cases outright nonsense. Think with me a minute.
Just what does the word mean in the context of current usage? Largely it is calling upon churches to apologize to the black community for the sins of fathers three or four generations ago when slavery was common. The hoped for outcome is peace and acceptance with others who harbor ill feelings over the actions of that era.
The truth is that those who harbor such feelings are wrong to do so. They were never wronged, and the present generation never did wrong to apologize for what they never did, and are unable to do for what past generations did. Moreover, history reveals that many black people owned slaves as well. Additionally, the Bible never condemns slavery as a way of life, rather presents it as the ideal of relationship of man with God. The term “doulos” meaning bond slave, is an oft repeated New Testament term of obedient man’s relationship with God. Furthermore, One may repent of his own sins, but he cannot repent of the sins of another. The same is true of apologies. So the whole thing is a farce!
The New Testament presentation of reconciliation is that of man being reconciled to God which is possible only through repentance and faith on the merits of Christ Jesus and the truth of His Word. If one is to enjoy the blessings of God in growing in knowledge and grace, he must be submissive, that is, reconciled to the leadership of the Holy Spirit in connective terms of the Holy Word. Reconciliation measures one against the pattern set down in Holy Writ, and only that which matches is acceptable.
Reconciliation is not some high and lofty rule to which man always fails to attain, neither is it burdensome as some ascetics may indicate. Rather it is a state which is beyond man’s reach entirely, but perfectly attained by the Man, Christ Jesus. Thus faith in Him, His Word, His Person, His work, will bring the spirit of a wayward sinner into the spiritual state of reconciliation with the Holy God. It is not that we achieve a level above all sin, but that our faith is counted as the Faith of Christ Jesus who did just that! Beyond that, we are given the blessed privilege of reconciling our day to day life to God through understanding and application of the faith once delivered to the saints; hence, the apostolic plea, “. . . as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.” 2 Cor. 5:20.
The theological presentation of reconciliation is beautiful, but as so many other terms and ideas. it may be twisted out of context and presented in a way never intended. Such as that is not the presentation of the harmonious scriptures, but the nonsense of a religious world that thinks it can deal with God’s Word anyway it wants.

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CONQUERING THE COSMOS


HEBREW HONEYCOMB
CONQUERING THE COSMOS

A supposed contradiction in scripture presented to this writer a few years ago goes like this: God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son. . .” contrasted with “Love not the world . . .” I John 2:15. Are we to conclude then that the Bible is telling us to not love what God loves? That is contradictory. Well, think with me a minute.
God created a cosmos (order of things). It was so perfect, so beautiful, so desirable from every viewpoint. Its zenith was manifest in Eden when the climax of creation (mankind) was made the federal head of it.
Willful transgression by the federal head, caused the entire cosmos to be cast down. From that casting down, the Lamb slain was the plan of God to redeem it unto Himself. Rev. 13:8. Thus were the works finished from the foundation of the world (casting down of the cosmos). Hebrews 4:3.
Inasmuch as mankind was made from the earth and installed as the federal head of it, all of creation became subject to his actions. When sin entered into mankind, it changed the then known and wonderful cosmos of peace and life into a cosmos operating on the laws of sin and death. Moreover, all of creation was subjected to that disastrous decision of man, and it groans, awaiting its liberation which will occur in the final liberation of the people of God in the resurrection and rapture heralding the beginning of a new age. Romans 8:19-23.
That being said, thoughts return to the supposed contradiction, and how these thoughts apply to it. God loves the work of His hands. When all the work was finished, He beheld it, and it was very good! Gen 1:31. It is then the purpose of God to redeem His work from the “cast down” state to the fullness of His plans for it during the millennium, and on to the ultimate goal of it in the heaven ages to follow.
It is the cosmos that God so loved, and that Jesus came to redeem. However the cosmos that the Bible commands us to not love is the present one of sin and death. It is destined to eternal removal from the presence of God. Of it, John wrote, “Love not the world (cosmos) neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” 1 John 2:15.
Alas, we are all in the cosmos and doomed with it except for the success of the second Adam, Christ Jesus. Being born from above and following Him involves one in a dimension of life unknown to the present cosmos. It is an earnest of the inheritance that is to come in all of its unspeakable joy, peace and beauty. As the decision of one man cast down the cosmos and all in it, so through repentance and faith in the work of one man, Jesus, one escapes the laws of sin and death, and is admitted to the wonderful laws of life in the redeemed cosmos!

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VALUE OF CHURCH


A Church goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday. ‘I’ve gone for 30 years now,’ he wrote, ‘and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons. But for the life of me, I can’t remember a single one of them. So, I think I’m wasting my time and the pastor is wasting his by giving sermons at all.’

This started a real controversy in the ‘Letters to the Editor’ column. Much to the delight of the editor, it went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher: ‘I’ve been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But, for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals.

But I do know this… They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today. Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!’

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RE-THINKING THE TALE OF DEAD MEN


RE-THINKING THE TALE OF DEAD MEN
Parson to Person – By W.A. Dillard

The proverb heard over and over is: “Dead men tell no tales.” However, practical evidence abounds that this proverb is wrong and needs to be righted. “Dead men do tell tales!” Think with me for a moment.
An estimated fifty thousand martyrs since the days of Jesus on earth testify that the Christian faith is worth dying for. Moreover, the uniform stones of a military cemetery declare that democracy and freedom are worth dying for. There is much biblical evidence that “Dead men do tell tales!”
Wisdom comes to us from the voices of those who have gone before us. What is most important to them will be most important to each of us. So, what is the tale that dead men tell?
They tell of the foundational character of faith: that it is essential to salvation, Eph, 2:8-9. That it is essential to a good relationship with God, Heb. 11:6, and that it is first in the order of spiritual gifts, I Cor. 13:13. Additionally, everything that is not of faith is sin, Rom. 14:23.
Dead men tell us of the potential power of faith in the believer, Matt. 17:20, and of its importance at death when the claim of the grave, the great equalizer of earthly distinctions, will not be denied. Here genius, heroics, wealth, statesmanship invention, philanthropy, etc., all fade into the background, and the all important issue is: was this a person of faith in God?
Who are these dead men who tell such tales? Just to name a few, consider Enoch, Noah, Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Jacob, Joseph, Moses and his parents, Joshua, Rahab, and an innumerable host of others. Hebrews 11:4 points out Abel, who by faith offered a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, “. . . by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and by it he being dead yet speaketh.”
Furthermore, there is another who speaks through the vicissitudes of time. It is a certain rich man who lived contemporarily with Lazarus. Luke 16. Millenniums of time have come and gone, but he still is desirous of a drop of water on his burning tongue. He wants to warn others to not follow his path. Truly, dead men do have a tale to tell. Wise people listen and act appropriately.

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Bestiality Brothels are Big Business!


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Bestiality Brothels are Big Business!    Posted: 21 Aug 2017 05:03 PM PDT

Don Boys, Ph.D.

http://donboys.cstnews.com/bestiality-brothels-are-big-business

This is not your father’s world! Sex with the dead is more common than you think and sex with animals is big business. Believe it or not. And such squalid, shameful, sorry, and sordid debauchery is further indication that man has cut his mooring and is drifting swiftly and surely onto deadly reefs.

Philosopher Peter Singer of Princeton University has no problem with necrophilia which is sickos who have sex with the dead–as long as consent was given when the person was alive! The Princeton professor suggests that the not-yet-dead person must give his or her permission before the event. But then, even a Princeton professor would have difficulty getting permission after death. 

News flash: a funeral worker admitted to having sex with more than a hundred dead women! 

But, it gets worse, if that is possible, because Singer says that sex with animals is acceptable! In a disgusting essay, Singer says sex across the species barrier is not an “offence to our status and dignity as human beings.” Devastating news for Singer: his saying it does not make it true.

The shocking news out of Germany is that many Germans have opted for a lifestyle of bestiality! In fact, bestial brothels are big business. Moreover, some “zoos” are not in fact zoos but places where one can go to “pet” llamas, goats, horses, etc. Sex with animals is not illegal in Germany (since 1969); however, it is illegal if a pervert whispers in the ear of his animal friend that dedicated Muslims are a threat to the nation or that the holocaust did not happen!

Dailymail.co.uk  states that “bestiality brothels are spreading through Germany faster than ever thanks to a law that makes animal porn illegal but sex with animals legal.” Animal porn is a no- no but performing animal perversion is yes-yes!

Of course, the perverts came out from under the rocks and out of the closets to oppose any law that would infringe on their “rights.” One such pervert said, “Mere concepts of morality have no business being law.” He does not know that laws are based on concepts of morality! It is illegal to have animal porn but it is legal to sexually assault an animal! My, my but those Germans are great lawmakers.

It’s also very interesting that “A 2002 study found that 96 percent of juveniles who had sexual conduct with animals also admitted to sex offenses against humans.” Any justification of animal sex is greasing the skids to sex attacks on humans.

The Daily Mail reported a case where a Southwest German farmer noticed that his sheep were beginning to shy away from humans, contrary to what had been their usual behavior. The farmer installed a television camera in his barn and discovered that multiple men paid a call on his sheep and raped them during the night. No surprise that the sheep became sheepish or human-shy. It seems the sheep had higher standards than those of the perverts.

A local deviate defensively declared, “The law states that doing so is perfectly legal, so long as the animal involved does not suffer any harm.” But how is “harm” defined? 

One such pervert said of his female ass, I don’t have to buy her clothes. I don’t have to buy her shoes.” Sure, that’s enough reason to commit a sin against nature and join one of the most despicable groups in the world.

Dogs are the number one choice followed by horses, donkeys, sheep, camels, and chickens. Yes, really!

Only God knows what diseases may mutate and infect the human race since all sin has its consequences. Last week fifteen teenagers were treated for rabies after they reportedly sexually assaulted an infected donkey in Sidi Kamel, Morocco, according to local media reports. Yes, sin has consequences.

A documentary entitled Asses of the Caribbean chronicled the activities in which pubescent boys were having sex with donkeys in Columbia. It is thought by the thoughtless that such activity will increase the size of the penis and enhance their relations after marriage. Some even continue to visit their donkey friends after marriage. Many women, under those circumstances, would do a “Lorena Bobbit” on the pervert and no donkey would have to be concerned with him again.

Brazil is known for sunshine and beautiful women but a study of men with penile cancer revealed that 45% of the men had sex with animals! Live Science reported that men who have sex with animals are twice as likely to get penile cancer as those who don’t and had higher incidences of sexually transmitted diseases. The subjects reported a variety of frequencies for their sex acts, “ranging from monthly to daily.”

Animal sex is legal in Hungary and they are one of the largest producers of animal sex videos. They have many animal brothels in that nation. They went out of their way to legalize animal sex in 1971.

South Africa has its problems with animal sex as revealed when a woman was arrested for having sex with two dogs! And a man was shot for resisting arrest for having sex with his pig. While animal sex is illegal in South Africa, officials believe there are thousands of unreported cases of animal sex each year.

The Danes in Denmark are big into animal sex and are known for animal sex tourism with 24% of the people not wanting stricter laws. The Independent newspaper reported that there has been “a rise in the underground animal sex tourism in Denmark.” The cost in Danish bestiality brothels depends on the animal chosen, ranging from $85 to $170! Perversion ain’t cheap.

The Swedes also have a problem with animal sex and they love to rave about being the “perfect society.” Sure.

Mexico is notorious for animal sex especially the Donkey Show in “Boys’ Town” on the U.S. border. Young men from the U.S. and Mexico can watch Mexican señoritas have sex with a donkey.

Even the U.S. has states where animal sex is legal! Washington State finally made animal sex illegal after a 45-year-old Boeing aerospace engineer died from being anally sodomized by a stallion! All caught on camera!

U.S. states where animal sex is legal are Nevada, Texas, West Virginia, Wyoming, and Washington, D.C.

God warned about this perversion in Lev. 18:23 where He said, “Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion.”

He warned again of animal sex in Deut. 27:21: “Cursed be he that lieth with any manner of beast. And all the people shall say, Amen.”

God revealed His displeasure with animal sex when He added the death penalty for animal sex in Ex. 22:19: “Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death.” 

But then, homosexuality and adultery are forbidden in Scripture but that hasn’t stopped American lawmakers from giving such sins the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval.

Such perverts are traveling in the fast lane and may someday realize that they were traveling in the wrong lane–that has a dead end.

Boys’ new book  Muslim Invasion: The Fuse is Burning! was published by Barbwire Books; to get your copy,  click here

. An eBook edition is also available.

(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives; ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis, wrote columns for USA Today for eight years; authored 16 books and hundreds of columns and articles for Internet and print media publications; defended his beliefs on hundreds of talk shows. These columns go to newspapers, magazines, television, and radio stations and may be used without change from title through the end tag. His web sites are www.cstnews.com and www.Muslimfact.com and www.thegodhaters.com

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Publishers Note: Paul the Apostle stressed two things to Timothy, his young son in the ministry.  In the last days believers could expect persecution and wickedness would increase.

Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. 

But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. 2Ti 3:12,13

After reading this entry of Dr. Boys today, all we can say is, surely the Lord’s coming draweth nigh.  We also posted this article to warn any that would be so foolish as to be enticed by Satan to become involved in such vile and dangerous activity that surely will bring on a premature death and will only cause not only physical death here but eternal death in hell. As sickening as it is to carry it, we felt that we must warn.  Also, these Christian believers that say we are now under the New Covenant, since bestiality is not mentioned specifically in the New Testament, do they say it is all right under the New Covenant?  Maybe they need to adjust their thinking.

 

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HEBREW HONEYCOMB


William Andrew Dillard
FIRST DENTAL HYGIENIST

Dental Hygienists may be glad to learn that theirs is a profession of antiquity. Most would think it a fairly new thing of the last century or so. As a matter of fact, God Himself was the first dental hygienist. Think with me a moment.
When the Hebrews were following the pillar of cloud by day, and the pillar of fire by night in the long trek from Egyptian bondage to the Promised Land, they were mightily blessed of the Lord. He dropped bread on them every night save the Sabbath eve; provided them with water in the desert; kept them in clothing and shoes that simply would not wear out, etc.
But, they began to complain because of the light bread, which, though tasty, they had come to disdain. So, they lamented over the leeks, onions, melons, fleshpots they had in Egypt, but here all they had was light bread. Their cry became “give us flesh to eat!”
God gave them flesh, and He also smote them while the flesh was in their mouth, Numbers 11. Much later, in their backslidden condition, the Lord dealt with them differently. The people were exposed to a dental cleaning. This is underscored by the prophet Amos who cried out against the children of Israel in these words: “And I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, and want of bread in all your places: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the Lord.” Amos 4:6.
So, the Loving God Who dealt with them severely in the wilderness wanderings to fill their teeth with flesh, also provided them with cleanness of teeth (famine), but they still did not turn to the Lord from their sinful ways . It is descriptive of a condition afflicting a lot of folk nowadays.
It seems people want the prayers of Christians when they are ill, but they do not want healing in order to serve God, they want it so they can continue their sinful lifestyle. Should they have a wreck in their automobile, they will seek a safer, more indestructible car rather than humbly submit to God’s working in their life. Should they have a blowout, they will not reckon with their actions, but simply seek blowout proof tires. Such is the status of a large percentage of what is called Christianity in general, and Baptists in particular.
There is a saying that those who forget history are doomed to relive it. Remember, the cleanness of teeth that the Lord provided His people was altogether good, but not to be desired. Those who are wise recall I Cor. 10 in which it is expressly stated that all those things that happened to Israel are recorded for our admonition upon whom the ends of the world are come.
It is obviously better for every Christian to keep his teeth (heart) clean lest a visit to the first dental hygienist be in order.

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