Wednesday, September 27, 2023

The Children Of Ephraim Were Prepared For Battle, But Turned Back In The Day Of Battle

Psalms 78:9-11, “The children of Ephraim, being armed, and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle They kept not the covenant of God, and refused to walk in his law; And forgat his works, and his wonders that he had shewed them.”

Joseph was the son of Jacob and Rachel. Joseph was sold into slavery and taken to Egypt. Through the providence of God, Joseph ascended to become the governor over all of Egypt, second only to Pharaoh. Pharaoh gave Asenath to Joseph to be his wife. God gave them two children, which they named Manasseh and Ephraim. The descendants of Ephraim's became known as “the 
children of Ephraim.

Our text passage from Psalms 78:9-11 says that the children of Ephraim were armed. They were prepared to go to battle, to war. They carried bow and arrows, which they were skilled at using. Yet, when the time came to go fight, they chickened out. They chose not to keep the covenant which God has made with His people, the Jews. The Ephraimites refused to obey God's laws, to walk in them.

This precious passage of Scripture sadly reminds me of today's spiritually dead churches and umpteen corrupt Bible colleges. Tragically, one corrupt Bible colleges adversely affects hundreds if not thousands of churches whom their graduates pastor and work in. Case in point is Pensacola Christian College (PCC). The PCC camp do not contend for the faith. I am not aware of even one PCC graduate who preaches against the demonic cult at Bob Jones University (BJU), a cesspool of the Devil's Calvinist Lordship Salvation heresy! I fully agree with Dr. Curtis Hutson (1934-1995) that 'Lordship Salvation Is A Perversion Of The Gospel.'

There are churches all over today who use the inspired King James Bible. Yet, when it comes time to contend for the faith, they chicken out. PCC uses the King James Bible, and they know the truth, and yet they pander to the ungodly BJU cult. The children of Ephraim were prepared for battle, but they turned back in the day of battle. Likewise, Christian pastors and laymen today have turned back from the battle. Instead of rising up to fight the good fight of faith, they are sitting idle for God. When they should be Standing On The Promises, they are idly Sitting On The Premises!!! Matthew 20:6, “And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?

May we all be diligent to fight the good fight of faith, and not just let the world go to Hell unwarned. Every saint of God ought to be a soul-warner. Thank you for reading.

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