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She Doesn’t Want To Live With Him

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She Doesn’t Want To Live With Him

Is. 4:1 And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.

As a young man this scripture seemed unbelievable. I could not fathom a scenario where seven women would be desperate enough that they would fall all over themselves to have some man’s name.

I was thrilled to find one woman who wanted to take my name. But Isaiah speaks of a seven to one ratio. That’s a lot. I understand the literal interpretation of the scripture in it’s context. However, I see that verse in an additional light today.

The number Seven in Scripture may refer to more than just a number. It may also include in it’s meaning, things like perfection, completeness, and fullness.

In the Book of Revelation the number SEVEN is used throughout. There are SEVEN churches, SEVEN Spirits, SEVEN stars, SEVEN seals, SEVEN trumpets, SEVEN vials, SEVEN personages, SEVEN dooms, and SEVEN new things. SEVEN symbolizes Spiritual Perfection. All of life revolves around this number. SEVEN is used over 700 times in the Bible. It is used 54 times in the Book of Revelation.

All of that is impressive, but what about today? Christianity is demonstrating that verse in a very vivid manner. It’s quite easy to see it everywhere.

Many denominations believe in prayer and healing. They believe in miracles as well. They also pray invoking the name of Jesus to heal, to save, and to deliver. Some even believe in the Holy Ghost.

Most stop short of Holiness and the complete Acts 2:38 experience. Some have left the Acts 2:38 experience and turned their backs on Holiness and separation from the world.

It’s as if they are saying to the Lord:

We want your permission to use your Name in Prayer and in everyday life. But:

  • We want to set our own standards.
  • We want to workout our own life style.
  • We want to dress like we want to.
  • We want to make our own rules.
  • We want to live the way we are comfortable with. Without undo interference in our life from your Scriptures.
  • We don’t think all of your requirements are necessary.
  • We ONLY want your Name.
  • We don’t care to really LIVE with you.

And there, in my opinion is the sad story of this modern-day. They love the Lord and say His name. They wish to use it when they need it or get in trouble. They just don’t like ‘Living’ in His Word or in His world. They wish to continue in theirs.

Written by Martyn Ballestero

January 29, 2011 at 6:41 am

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  1. How true.Never have seen a time like this.Great article.

    Marian June Davis

    January 29, 2011 at 9:30 am

  2. WOW!!!So very, very sadly true!!! Thank you for writing this!

    Marisa Hartzell

    January 29, 2011 at 10:29 am

  3. So sad, so true.

    Nila Marxer

    January 29, 2011 at 11:45 am

  4. Right on target. There is a prime example of that in Cucamonga. They have tossed away all Bible Standards of Holiness, saying that those Standards are man made. It wont work, God will still hold them accountable to the teaching that they have received concerning Women cutting their hair, a Bible Doctrine. Wearing jewlery, a Bible Doctrine. Modesty, a Bible Doctrine, and many, many more, ALL BIBLE DOCTRINES, not man made.

    Howard Davis

    January 29, 2011 at 12:29 pm

  5. This mentality is starting to affect once true and blue Apostolic members.

    I am so frustrated with backsliders who have no fear of what they have become. They talk about praying for others, still say they commune with God and are living such precarious lifestyles. Not realizing that grace never bypasses an unrepentant heart, living holy and/or faithful attendance to church.

    I’m afraid they will get to the place they will believe a lie and be damned. So sad.

    Mark McKinney

    January 29, 2011 at 3:23 pm

  6. Incredible

    kennethbow

    January 29, 2011 at 4:16 pm

  7. Amen. I love Him and everything about living for Him.

    Kevin Archer

    February 2, 2011 at 12:18 pm

  8. Awesome article! It’s very true.

    Joseph Miller

    February 7, 2011 at 9:56 pm


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