Calamities Chase Chastisement Part II  (or Payday AnyDay)

Introduction:

  1. Most know the fate of Korah who took it upon himself to usurp the authority of God, the end result was immediately the earth opened to swallow him, his whole family, and household goods.  The 250 men were burned with fire. A plague came on the whole congregation when they protested what happened to Korah, his family, and the 250, and 14,700 children of God died.

As soon as he finished saying all this, the ground under them split apart  and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them and their households, and all those associated with Korah, together with their possessions.  They went down alive into the realm of the dead, with everything they owned; the earth closed over them, and they perished and were gone from the community.   At their cries, all the Israelites around them fled, shouting, “The earth is going to swallow us too!”

And fire came out from the Lord and consumed the 250 men who were offering the incense.”  (Numbers 16:31-35)

In the Rabbinical literature, they say that anything associated with Korah and crowd anywhere in the community was further sucked up into the abyss.

  1. Hopefully, first and right now if you have not done so, will you read Part I of Calamities Chase Chastisement, available on a SunGrist web page and free download.  God is far more active in our time and our generation with calamities, even though he promise in his word of Acts that all during the last days starting with the Day of Pentecost there would continually be “blood, fire, and vapor of smoke”, and so there is in droughts and fires, in hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes, and far too many calamities to mention.
  2. http://sungrist.org/CalamitiesChaseChastisement.html .
  3. http://biblecombibleman.com/CalamitiesChaseChastisement.pdf .
  4. http://sungrist.org/ChastisementInTheBible.html .
  5. http://sungrist.org/CalamitiesSince911.html .
  6. http://biblecombibleman.com/163.pdf .
  7. http://sungrist.org/WhatHappenedToSBCandProtestanism.html .
  8. http://sungrist.org/CauseCureCurseOfIdolatry.html .
  9. http://sungrist.org/DayOfTheLORD.html .
  10. http://sungrist.org/AMOSandJONAH.html .
  11. http://sungrist.org/TexasDrought.html .
  12. http://sungrist.org/ArkansasFloodAndGulfOilSpill.html .
  13. http://sungrist.org/HaitiShakesInLabor.html .
  14. There is no way with this sermon PAYDAY ANYTIME for competing with my pastor Dr. R. G. Lee’s PAYDAY SOMEDAY. No one can fill his pulpit although like his said In Menace of Mediocrity, “Wrens made prey where eagles dare not perch”.  {Sadly with Adrian Rogers that was already true, a football wren perching in the pulpit where a Lee preached, who led in the SBC split and the false claims of “conservative resurgence” while they knew a literal Bible does not include the words of rapture, dispensationalism, and the millennium, not one time.}  The day after Dr. Lee married us, during the worship service as he presented a license to preach the request was made if I had something to say; and as I said “No” the congregation laughed since they knew like myself that we could not fill that pulpit.

 

  1. The Rebellion against God and His called leaders grows:

“It is against the Lord that you and all your followers have banded together. Who is Aaron that you should grumble against him?”  (Numbers 16:11)

  1. Korah and his crew were men of renown.  They had status in the community but not the same status with God.
  1. Under Moses and God they were not getting what they wanted.
  2. They were not happy with their prosperity.
  3. They thought they had equal responsibility and rights with Moses and Aaron, and like today the American democratic faith, although great and which we love, encouraged many church members to take unto themselves the gifts of the Ascended Christ for apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, and evangelists.

“And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers…”  (Ephesians 4:11)

A lot of people today are usurping to themselves the authority of Christ by falsely calling themselves “apostles” and “prophets”; women without the authorized qualifications of evangelists are calling themselves evangelists because like Korah they can get a crowd behind them; and often deacons rebel against God, get a crowd to sympathize with them and back them to become deacons when no divorced deacon or pastor to authorized according to the Bible, the word and authority of God, to be a deacon or pastor, likewise homosexuals, gays, and lesbians are disqualified as pastors and teachers by the clear Word of God in Romans chapter 1. {Now, listen to it carefully for these are truly the defiles of the flesh in one category of the book of Jude.}

“Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature.  Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful;  who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.”  (Romans 1:24-32)

NOTE:  If time permits, later exegesis will be done on the Word of God in Romans 1, but the bottom line is that gays and lesbians are a society and family problem, when any family does not think about and give God respect—alias do not retain God in their thinking—then with generations without the retention of God in their thinking, God lets them have the debased mind of a homosexual.  Brutal, but true!

 

  1. These people were treating the national leader, Moses, and the high priest, Aaron, like dirt.  It reminds one of what Jude has to say about evil seducers that usurp the author of God and His appointed leaders—

 “Likewise also these dreamers defile the flesh, reject authority, and speak evil of  dignitaries. Yet Michael the archangel, in contending with the devil, when he disputed about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a reviling accusation, but said, “The Lord rebuke you!”  But these speak evil of whatever they do not know; and whatever they know naturally, like brute beasts, in these things they corrupt themselves.  Woe to them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, have run greedily in the error of Balaam for profit, and perished in the rebellion of Korah.”  (Jude 8-11)

Did you get the exegesis of Jude 8-11?

  • These evil seducers of leadership were dreamers much like the false prophets of the days of Jeremiah who had a message of peace, preach when there was not peace.  Peace messages are good unless God has already ordained as He did for Israel, that there would be captivity.
  1. They defiled the flesh, which is difficult to understand until we look at II Timothy 4—

But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God—  having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.

They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires,  always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth. Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these teachers oppose the truth. They are men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected.  But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men, their folly will be clear to everyone. (II Timothy 3:1-9)

NOTE:  Some human judgment of follies has already come on Page Patterson, fired as the SWBTS President for sexual discrimination, and on Judge Pressler, under indictment for the rape of young men. Also Charles Stanley has been divorced by his wife, the FBC of Atlanta allowing him to only be a Preaching Pastor and saying that if he remarried he would be removed completely, which is a compromise of Bible on the part of the whole congregation, or least the deacons.  Certainly losing a wife of many years is a calamity, losing the position of President by being fired is a calamity; and certainly the legal and public awareness of the sexual calamities of Judge Pressler is also a calamity. Surely the public recognition and legal trial of 300 pedophile priests in PA is a calamity to the Pope, the Vatican, and devoted Catholics, and of course the priests.

  1. They reject authority and speak evil of dignitaries like many of low morality are doing today with our elected President.
  2. They speak evil of what they do not know. Such is the case with Stanley as he fought to replace God appointed “teachers” in SWBTS and other Baptist schools and on Baptist boards and positions. And, of course, all of the Big 10 did the same.
  3. Whatever they know naturally they corrupt themselves. Surely the public will see that the obsession with Stanley (Charles and Andy) with the greed and godless philosophy of Napoleon Hill was a natural corruption.
  4. They have gone the way of Cain who killed Abel because he offered the proper gift of service and worship to God. The big 10, as far as known, did not draw blood but they did destroy hundreds, and maybe even thousands if you include their families and those they influenced; however they did destroy careers and reputations.
  5. They run greedily with the gospel of prosperity like Balaam, once a good profit of God, but turned to making his own profit and gain. Surely like Balaam who started out well as a prophet of God then turned to greed, these men like Stanley, Rogers, and Criswell started well enough to become comfortable in large churches, perhaps too comfortable and secure and prosperous.
  6. They have perished in the rebellion of Korah. Not all have perished yet!  There has been no public atonement of the fuedamentalists of the fundamentalists, like Patterson and Presley, for (1) clearly divisions and (2) substituting warfare for love and unity, the very things Jesus taught would convince the world and southern Baptist to believe in Jesus.
  • That brings us naturally the question why do so many evil seducers today do not perish immediately like Korah did?  In other words why is not Payday Someday like our pastor said so often, also Payday Immediately and anytime?
  1. How payday was immediate for Korah and crowd.  (and Cain and Balaam)

As soon as he finished saying all this, the ground under them split apart  and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them and their households, and all those associated with Korah, together with their possessions.  They went down alive into the realm of the dead, with everything they owned; the earth closed over them, and they perished and were gone from the community.  At their cries, all the Israelites around them fled, shouting, “The earth is going to swallow us too!”

NOTE:  The whole congregation recognized they were wrong and deserved punishment.

And fire came out from the Lord and consumed the 250 men who were offering the incense.”  (Numbers 16:31-35)

  1. Why not Payday Immediately Now?  Well, first of all God graciously has chosen milder forms for the discipline of His own people.
  2. Second, God choses but we do not recognize or give him the credit to wipe out church buildings with hurricanes, and you hear it more often, to allow sickness not as bad as a plague.
  3. God has made it know that revenge is His and has appointed a day in the immediate future and given definite NOTICE.

“Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, ‘Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.” (Jude 14,15)

  1. Service to God is holy and not to be desecrated by personal ambition or personal gain, that is the consistent message of the Bible against what is called EVIL SEDUCERS.  Since they attract or seduce away the congregation or congregations from God and true leadership, some of the severest judgment of God is reserved for them, and perhaps even PAYDAY Now with Calamites.
  2. Like Korah and his followers, and at one point the whole larger congregation, thought they were holier than thou, and take too much on themselves.  Increasing there are rebellions in churches who think if the majority votes on anything it is right.
  3. It is hard to prove, but it is very possible that the Patterson/Pressler followers in the 10 year Takeover of the SBC starting with Charles Stanley were Korahnites, Cainites, or Baalamnites. Certainly it is obvious that most of the big 10 were Scofield mites, the infamous “that sort” and “what sort” of II Thessalonians that believe in a secret rapture. See the following references for THAT SORT.
  4. A “That Sort” Outline of II Timothy and “What sort” with the web page at:
  5. http://sungrist.org/IITimothyOutline.html and the free download at http://www.biblecombibleman.com/OutlineIITimothy.pdf ;
  6. http://sungrist.org/WhatSort.html webpage and for the free download at http://www.biblecombibleman.com/WhatSort.pdf .

 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.  And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already {and a secret resurrection}; and overthrow the faith of some.”  (II Timothy 2:16-18)

  1. Since it so hurt the work of God, we oft wonder why they were allowed to live. { These are sensual* persons, who cause divisions, (split the SBC into 3 denominations) not having the Spirit.“ (Jude 19 * sensual means soulish or worldly} Of course only Stanley and a few more of the big 10 elected Presidents are still alive, Criswell, Adrian Rogers and others are dead. Of course, in balance the so called moderate Winfred Moore is also dead, the opponent of Stanley that lost, and further many of those appointed by these 10 Presidents are still alive and kicking like Thom Ranier the CEO of Lifeway that strives to ordain and promote Beth Moore as an evangelist because his Lifeway book store makes so much profit from her books, and because she brought a church outside of Houston for her son in law.
  2. How do we know of a surety that God is not calling some of the Christian and SBC leaders today? Simply they are violating the rules, the rules of His Word.  For example Stanley uses the godless book of Napoleon Hill, THINK AND GROW RICH, as a guideline for church growth and reads through it every year as also a persona guide.  It worked on the persona level for him as the estimated worth is 1.5 million.  Yes, surprise and online in his interviews, he brags about being a servant of Satan and the gospel of prosperity and success. “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.”

 

 

 

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