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Hear Ye The Rod! Judgment’s Voice


“…Hear   Ye   The   Rod…”

The LORD’S voice crieth unto the city, and the man of wisdom shall see thy name: hear ye the rod, and who hath appointed it.”

(Micah 6:9)

In Micah 6:6-9 the Lord has a controversy with


Not ignorance in general, I’m talking about willful ignorance… being stupid on purpose. People don’t like it when you say this or that is God’s judgment.

You want controversy?  Just say Katrina was the judgment of God or tell people Haiti’s earthquake was the judgment of Almighty God.  If you really want to stir them up, say that AIDS is God’s judgment on sodomites.

That’s when people tell you what they really think. Oh, “You’re not very Christlike… Jesus preached love… Jesus said you shouldn’t judge… He said let him that is without sin cast the first stone…” and all that other stuff liberal Devils love to twist and take out of context. (See picture to right)

But even they have to admit, whether you’re talking about AIDS, whether you’re talking about 9/11 or some natural disaster, God still knew about it before it happened… He knew who would get hurt; He knew how many people would die; but He let it happen anyway!

God rules and overrules in the affairs of men and there’s not a tragedy in this world that has ever taken Him by surprise.  In fact I believe He does things to shake us up every now and then… get us out of our comfort zone. “Hear ye the rod!

The purpose of a rod is to bring the pain.  It’s got no mouth but it speaks volumes.  Let me illustrate.  My nephew is a great kid but he can be every bit as stubborn as his uncle Jason.  Mom can say, “Seth, stop that…” But he won’t pay her a bit of attention. She can say, “Stop that or I’ll call your dad…” and he’ll probably hand her the phone.

But when he hears Papa’s belt unbuckle and that pap-pap-pap sound it makes coming out of the belt loops… son, does he ever get cooperative!  He knows he’s sinned and he’s real anxious to get it right.  He hears the rod! And because he hears it, he might not have to feel it.

The problem we have in this country is the same problem Israel had.  We FEEL the rod but we don’t HEAR it. “For the people turneth not unto him that smiteth them, neither do they seek the LORD of hosts.” (Isaiah 9:13)


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NIV Test – Does The NIV Have The Answers?

Try Answering These From Your NIV

By Rex L. Cobb

INSTRUCTIONS:  Using the New International Version Bible, answer the following questions. Do not rely on your memory. As the Bible is the final authority, you must take the answer from the Bible verse (not from footnotes but from the text).

1.        Fill in the missing words in Matthew 5:44. “Love your enemies,________ them that curse you, _________ to them that hate you, and pray for them that _______ and persecute you.”

2.        According to Matthew 17:21, what two things are required to cast out this type of demon?     a. ______ b. _______

3.        According to Matthew 18:11, why did Jesus come to earth? _______________

4.        According to Matthew 27:2, what was Pilate’s first name? ________

5.        In Matthew 27:35, when the wicked soldiers parted His garments, they were fulfilling the words of the prophet. Copy what the prophet said in Matthew 27:35 from the NIV. ________________

6.        In Mark 3:15, Jesus gave the apostles power to cast out demons and to: ____________

7.        According to Mark 7:16, what does a man need to be able to hear? ____________

8.        According to Luke 7:28, what was John? (teacher, prophet, carpenter, etc.). What is his title or last name? _____________

9.        In Luke 9:55, what did the disciples not know? _______________

10.     In Luke 9:56, what did the Son of man not come to do? _______ .According to this verse, what did He come to do? ________

11.     In Luke 22:14, how many apostles were with Jesus? ___

12.     According to Luke 23:38, in what three languages was the superscription written?   a. _______ b. _______ c. ________

13.     In Luke 24:42, what did they give Jesus to eat with His fish? ______________

14.     John 3:13 is a very important verse, proving the deity of Christ. According to this verse (as Jesus spoke), where is the Son of man? __________

15.     What happened each year as told in John 5:4? ____________

16.     In John 7:50, what time of day did Nicodemus come to Jesus? _______

17.     In Acts 8:37, what is the one requirement for baptism? _______

18.     What did Saul ask Jesus in Acts 9:6? _______

19.     Write the name of the man mentioned in Acts 15:34. _______

20.     Study Acts 24:6-8. What would the Jew have done with Paul? _______ What was the chief captain’s name? _______ What did the chief captain command? _______

21.     Copy Romans 16:24 word for word from the NIV. _____________

22.     First Timothy 3:16 is perhaps the greatest verse in the New Testament concerning the deity of Christ. In this verse, who was manifested in the flesh? _______

23.     In the second part of First Peter 4:14, how do [they] speak of Christ? _______. And, what do we Christians do? _______

24.     Who are the three Persons of the Trinity in 1 John 5:7? a. ___ b. ___ c. ___

25.     Revelation 1:11 is another very important verse that proves the deity of Christ. In the first part of this verse Jesus said, “I am the A______ and O______, the ______ and the _____:”

Conclusion: Little space is provided for your answers, but it’s much more than needed. If you followed the instructions above, you not only failed the test, you receive a big goose egg. (Ed. These are all missing in the NIV.)

So now what do you think of your “accurate, easy to understand, up to date Bible”?

If you would like to improve your score, and in fact score 100%, you can take this test using the Authorized (King James) Bible.

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