Updated: Jul 25
We think, we breathe, we speak, we walk and talk. As a living and biological being we understand from a biblical point of view the life of the flesh is in the blood (Lev.17:11). It's a lot deeper than that though. So what is man? Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away. (Ps 144:4) A low blow when all things considered that man was made in the image of God, drawn from the dust of the earth. Although a great honor, God's chosen seed: Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, no pride, vaingloriness or egotism should not be in the members of God's chosen children, for all is vanity. Let's get some more understanding, because even when some of us think we got it all figured out, we don't. You could be the top college graduate from the most prestigious University, then you get a great paying job excelling on all levels. You could be the fastest runner in the world, the greatest basketball player, soccer player or football player. God does not care about all that, even in your best estate, for it is written: Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah. (Psalms 39:5) The heavenly Father has given you life as an handbreadth meaning short life, meanwhile he's eternal, the ancient of days, and every man at his best state is all vanity. Is there a Hebrews 4:12 moment taking place right now? Good, henceforth check your spirt. Everybody has to examine themselves. We all have some leaven that needs to be purged out. In addition to this, didn't the most High say in Sirach to offend less and Paul said in his epistle that he died daily. Meditate on that. As Israelites, we need to surrender and submit ourselves in truth unto the one true God, the Holy One of Israel. Hath not the potter have power over the clay? Of course he does; in like manner our Creator has power over us and we are to conduct ourselves the way he wants us to. For it is written: the Israelites received the use of the five operations of the Lord which are your five senses, the sixth sense he gave them understanding, in the seventh speech and the capacity to think. He also gave them the ability to counsel, a tongue, eyes, ears and a heart to understand. (Sirach 17:5-6) Now we have established through the scriptures that man have received these abilities from God and man cannot misuse them anyway he or she chooses. There is no such thing as free will, it is not biblical and it's not of God. Here are some ways to effectively use these little members. Let's start with the eyes:
Job 31:1 I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?
The eyes God gave you should not be watching elicit videos such as twerking and pornography. You must not wallow in lustful thoughts of women whenever you see them. For it is better to marry than to burn in lust. (1Cor. 7:9) and (Heb. 13:4)
Ecclesiasticus 9:5 Gaze not on a maid, that thou fall not by those things that are precious in her.
Once again the bible is clear on how the eyes of the Israelite man or woman ought to be used when it comes to men or women. We all know what's precious to a woman. Therefore, gazing entices lust and going after that lust to defile your brother or sister bringeth forth sin.
Psalms 101:3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.
Sitting in front of your computer or phone filtering filth through your eyes for hours at a time should not be apart of your daily, weekly or monthly schedule. All that leads to is lust, temptation, folly and sin. How do you combat that? Occupy that free time with spiritual brothers and sisters or find something constructive to do. (Sirach 33:27)
The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
It's a righteous thing to keep the laws of God which brings happiness to the heart which is your mind. His commandments are pure: untainted, unmixed and undiluted; enlightening your eyes providing knowledge and understanding which are imperative especially in these last days.
Proverbs 17:24 Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.
Meaning what? When you fear the Lord and keep his laws that's wisdom and understanding because judgement can come at any moment; but he or she that has their eyes set on the American Dream, thinking it's going to go on forever! You have your eyes set on the wrong things and you're a fool for doing so.
The ears: What should we be listening to?
Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. First and foremost you should be hearing the words of God daily. Whether its watching classes online or even listening to the audio bible when you're driving down the road. So guess what!? That's how you're going to increase your faith. By constantly listening and absorbing this fine wine, this milk, this honey, this gold: the words of the living God! James 1:22-25 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. You see that brothers and sisters? That's a strait commandment indeed. Hearing that you're an Israelite calls for action, whereas proper application of the laws must be administered on a daily basis. However, neglecting to do so just keeps you in your natural unrepented state having no wisdom, ignoring what God requires of you. Nevertheless, whosoever takes heed to the perfect law that guarantees liberation when applied, he or she being not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the the laws he or she shall be blessed. Isaiah 55:2-3 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David. We spend, spend, spend on frivolous things that's unprofitable to us. We need this spiritual bread of the LORD, labouring in righteousness is the only satisfaction that's going to make the difference in these last days. We need to hearken Israel, meaning: to listen, unto your God and eat that which is good which is the commandments (Romans 7:12) and let your soul delight itself in fatness: which is wisdom and understanding. The LORD keeps repeating himself time and time again giving instructions. So incline your ear, listen, hear and your soul shall live. Your obedience will grant an everlasting covenant with the LORD, even the sure mercies of David. John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: How blessed are you that the Most High has opened your ears to hear him call you by his spirit? Think about that. Whether it was by street teaching, a YouTube video or someone handing you a flyer. It's a marvelous thing hearing the scriptures being broken down by a true prophet of God (piece meal) even a child could understand. Therefore, through process of time you start keeping the commandments. As it is written: Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth. (Luke 15:10) These socalled Pastors in these churches should be ashamed. Worldly music is a no no! Haggai 1:5 Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways. You cant be in the truth and still listening to trap music or mumble rap. If you are you need to consider your ways about the negative connotations that's being absorbed listening to these fake thugs screaming in your ear. Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. As repented Israelites we should be listening to music that are just, pure and honest. Godly lyrics lifting up the heavenly Father, anything otherwise will get you out the spirit because it's wicked as hell. 1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. All these wordly music is about the lust of the flesh, the lust of the world, the pride of life, cars, women, mansions and marijuana. All these are of the world which shall pass away like the chaff. Ecclesiasticus 40:13 The goods of the unjust shall be dried up like a river, and shall vanish with noise, like a great thunder in rain. All the fancy dreams these rappers sell in their lyrics: the cars, money, mansions, women and fame will be dried up by nuclear fire. These evil communications will corrupt you and they will not last. The effects of music: 1 Samuel 16:14-15,23 But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him. And Saul's servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee. Let our lord now command thy servants, which are before thee, to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on an harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well. And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him. If you think the record labels that sign these rap artists dont know that music has an effect on people. You are out of your mind. That's why its pushed so heavily throughout our society to destroy the minds of our people. On that note, have you ever heard a song by a country singer doing a "ride by" shooting on his horse on some cowboys across the farm, or at the Honky Tonk? Do they degrade the country girls in their lyrics? Is that persona captivated in that genre of music? Absolutely not! Think Israel! Your Mind: Should your mind go a million miles nowhere?
At times speaking with some folks and they use the expression "I have God in my heart" with their hand on their chest. This however is very wrong. So what is your mind and what is your heart? Your heart is an organ which pumps blood throughout your body. The mind consists of intellectual faculties which cause you to have a conscience, imagination, memory and emotion as the LORD marvellously ascribed in Sirach 17. However, throughout the scriptures references of the heart is mentioned constantly but it's really talking about your mind.
Mark 7:21-23 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
All these evil things come from within, and defile the man. Can your beating heart do all these things? Of course not. Remember the function of your beating heart is to pump blood throughout your body. Therefore, the heart being spoken of here is your mind. Let's get some more:
Jeremiah 17:9-10 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
Check that out; did you find out something new about yourself? The mind of a man or woman is deceitful and desperately wicked. It has the ability to give false or misleading impressions and goes to extreme measures to birth them into existence. As it is written, who can know it? God knows how far down the rabbit hole you can pull someone in with crazy ideologies newly dreamt up, such as Esau is the Arabs, morning Sabbath and chicken on Passover. In addition to that; you can't hide your thoughts because the Lord searches it. He try the reins, meaning he reads your thoughts, taps into the seat of your feelings and passions, ultimately finding out what makes you tick. For the LORD has a reward according to everyone's doings which could lead to life or death. So if you're a man or woman filled with the evil characteristics mentioned in Mark 7. You might want to consider your ways and break up your folly ground.
Reform your mind. 2 Esdras 14:34 Therefore if so be that ye will subdue your own understanding, and reform your hearts, ye shall be kept alive and after death ye shall obtain mercy.
Brothers and sisters you have to subdue your own understanding and reform: meaning change our minds. All the superficial fluff we've learned in white man Christianity must be subdued, laid aside and put far from thee. Then, you must be retaught the laws of God to keep you alive and after death ye shall obtain mercy.
We need to have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
That is a great question Paul is asking. Who and where is he? Is he walking around the earth today? I think not for it is written: For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. (Isaiah 55:8) Wherefore we have the mind of Christ. Whereas we keep the laws as Christ himself kept the laws.
The Tongue: Better watch your speech.
Ecclesiasticus 37:18 Four manner of things appear: good and evil, life and death: but the tongue ruleth over them continually. Four things that manifests itself all which are just weights and balances of the Heavenly Father and the tongue rules over them continually. Think about it, we can speak things that are good, we can speak of evil things, we can speak life to someone and lift the spirit of a brother or sister. Lastly, you can speak death into someone's life and all these are brought about by the power of the tongue. That's a powerful little member and as Israelites we all have to learn how to use it. Let's take a look on some ways the tongue can be used correctly and incorrectly. The tongue used for: GOOD Proverbs 10:31-32 The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out. The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness. Who are the just? The Israelite man, woman and child; therefore, whenever we speak we should bring forth wisdom and not folly. For the froward tongue: meaning one whose speech is childish, mischievous, evil, wicked, rude and impolite. As Israelites we need to learn how to speak one to another. A simple law of civility: a practice of good manners, showing kindness and courtesy to your people shows the difference between the righteous and the unrighteous. The righteous will speak things that are acceptable, satisfactory, good, decent or as simple as OK. But, the froward and the wicked will do the complete opposite. The laws of the LORD are indeed perfect. Proverbs 16:23 The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips. Remember your heart is your mind and the wise is one that keep the commandments. This is an example how these members work together and the importance of repentance because if your mind is right, your speech will be right. Therefore, proper application of the laws will teach his or her mouth what to say, when to say, how to say or who to say to; so on and so forth. Proverbs 16:13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right. We are a nation of kings. Therefore, as a king; exercising righteous speech from your lips should be a joy and a delight. As a result, you'll be esteemed a person of value, earned respect and reverence simply by speaking rightly. Destructive uses of the tongue: EVIL Leviticus 19:16 Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour: I am the LORD. In the world I used to hear the term chatterbox. Once, at face-value; I thought it meant: one who's talkative, conversational or chatty as society teaches. Nevertheless, there are more underlining definitions that go along with that word such as: betrayer, informant, stool pigeon and at times tattletale. So what's the biblical definition of a talebearer? A talebearer is one that spreads gossip or rumors. It can be against a person or an organization. This is a wicked spirit to have to stand against the blood of your neighbor. Meaning what? You can't be a false witness against your brother or sister in judgement. Are there talebearers in Israel today? You better believe it! Notwithstanding, Lord's will they'll repent. Ecclesiasticus 51:5-6 From the depth of the belly of hell, from an unclean tongue, and from lying words. By an accusation to the king from an unrighteous tongue my soul drew near even unto death, my life was near to the hell beneath. Whenever someone forge lies within their mind it's from the depths of hell, from Satan, who sits on the left hand side. A lying tongue by way of false accusations by an unrighteous devil can send a man or woman to the grave. Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. In case you forgot the thought. This tongue is a mighty little member brothers and sisters. We need to learn how to control it. For with it, you can speak death to someone by breaking their spirit and tearing them down. Or, speak life into someone by speaking righteous words to build their spirit up. However, they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. Basically reaping whatsoever you sow. You speak death, you reap death. You speak life, you reap life. James 3:5-6 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. Think about those enormous cargo ships that sail the ocean blue. They are massive! Yet they are navigated by a small wheel controlling the ships rudder for steering. In like manner so is the tongue. In addition to this; being a small and fiery member which establishes itself as a sinful world of it's own. What world is that? This present world. It has the ability to do significant damages to demoralize, paralyze, corrupt or destroy, brotherhood, sisterhood and the normal functioning of nation building. Also, to cause to turn aside or away from what is good, true or morally right. A great example of this is the Christian Church. A den of thieves and hypocrites, who constantly teach our people lies on top of lies on what is good, God's truth and the moral laws of the Bible. Hands: Are they clean?
Isaiah 1:15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood. With unclean hands the LORD will hide his eyes from you. Why? You have not ceased from doing evil in the eyes of the LORD. Such things include: not knowing your nationality, the Sabbath, celebrating pagan holidays such as Christmas, Easter, birthdays and Thanksgiving. The word of the LORD at the moment has free course enlightening the minds of the people. However, to some and not all; those that remain in their rebellion against God he will not hear your prayers of them with bloody hands. For it is written, the LORD heareth not sinners (John 9:31), even your prayers are an abomination unto him (Pro. 28:9). So wash yourselves with the words of the LORD and be clean. For as your sins remain red as scarlet, the laws of the LORD shall make you clean, white as snow. 2 Corinthians 6:17-18 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. Come from among them Israel and touch not the unclean thing. The Lord never intended for us to be intertwined with any other nation. We are a holy nation, a choice vine of the Lord and we need to uphold that. Also, this could be a unbelieving spouse, relative or friend. Are you married to a heathen? Someone who's not an Israelite? If so, come from among them and be ye separate. Do you eat pork, shrimp, crab, lobster, calamari, conch fritters and other socalled "seafood delicacies?" If you do, you are in sin! The dietary law in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14 clearly specifies what's clean and unclean to the Israelite man, woman and child. Titus 1:7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre; Paul wrote to Titus and gave him the orders of a bishop which he ought to be blameless. One of those criterias is that he cannot be a striker! Meaning what? He should not be striking, hitting or beating on his wife at all. The scriptures clearly clarifies in marriage they twain become one flesh and man should love the wife of thy vanity in this lifetime because that's your portion. Revelation 14:9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, Who is the beast? Esau, Edom, the socalled whiteman. What's his image? The false "white" image of Christ which is Cesare Borgia, Pope Alexander the VI son painted by Leonardo Davinci. What's his mark in the forehead? His doctrines and policies which are engrained in the mind. The mark in hands goes into commerce, trade, buying and selling. Moreover, it also goes into the financial support of his religious system as well. How? The Sunday Church! People go into these whorehouses to get a feel good sermon and tithe 10% with no understanding what tithing is which is the increase of your corn, oil, wine and cattle. (Deut. 14:22-23)
Feet: Going somewhere?
Ephesians 6:15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; In this walk; as Israelites, we ought to have our feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace. We as a people need peace and we need rest from this captivity. We have been riding this slave train for over 500 years; whereas, we have been beaten, raped, robbed and murdered all the day long by our oppressors. America, Babylon the Great, is just a prison house for the nation of Israel. We are bound up, brokenhearted and we need liberation. Wherefore, it should be a delight and an alarming wake up call to our people about the truth of God. As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! (Rom. 10:15) Did you know there's an example in the Bible written for our learning in regards to someone who operated without putting these members into subjection?
2 Kings 9:33-35 And he said, Throw her down. So they threw her down: and some of her blood was sprinkled on the wall, and on the horses: and he trode her under foot. And when he was come in, he did eat and drink, and said, Go, see now this cursed woman, and bury her: for she is a king's daughter. And they went to bury her: but they found no more of her than the skull, and the feet, and the palms of her hands.
The dogs did not eat Jezebel's head, feet and hands rendering her carcass unrecognizable. However, take this with a grain of salt. Could it be, the dogs left those members because her head which includes eyes, ears and mouth was used to devise wicked imaginations? Her wretched hands she used to write letters of deceit and her crooked feet was swift to go and shed blood? (Pro. 6:16) Meditate on that!
I'm positive we all have something we're battling with. Therefore, we must mortify (control) our members and put them into subjection. Howbeit, if you think all is well with you and are in no need for a fix. You are completely wrong. For the LORD hath said:
Isaiah 1:5-6 Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment. From the sole of our foot unto our head we are a sick people. This is a result of this captivity which is by far the worst because we've been destroyed for a lack of knowledge. (Jer. 17:4) Wherefore, we have erred in the knowledge of God and have lived in the great war of ignorance. Falsely believing and accepting the ways of the heathen, giving heed unto idols and despising righteousness. (WOS 14:22) Therefore, as the day of doom approaches, we all have to do a diligent search on each and everyone of these little members. As God's chosen seed, we must hate iniquity and there's no way around that Israel. Don't be neglectful, careless, lazy or slack, failing to exercise the care needed for salvation. This is your soul! I warn you; don't continue in your offenses! Fear the eyes of the Lord, which are 10,000 times brighter than the sun. For with them, he beholds your imperfectness which cannot be hid, whereas; in his book all our "members" (sins) are written. (Ps 139:16) For the LORD of host, when he returns shall search out every sin upon the earth. (2 Esd. 16:50). Lastly, repent and give attendance to reading. Apply whatsoever you have read and learn to offend less. Now what does that mean? For example, you have 10 sins. This week you work on 1 sin and the next week 2 or 3 sins. Now you went from having 10 sins to 7 sins, with this application; you my friend are offending less. (Sirach 17:25)
Written by Shamgar Israel