The Parodies of Animal For Man
The prophesy depicting animal in cooperation with an infant and a little child leading was not referring to animal nor a child,that passage is a parody showing mankind in every shields of personalities with the servant of God as the little child leading the pack,it pictured some as violent as the Lion like military personal, buccaneers and intemperate persons, it shows the strong like an Ox or wealthy persons,it shows the clever persons as the serpent or criminal or lawyers, it pictured the Mob members as the Wolf who do not operate independently like the partisan politician,it talks of the poor, weak and laid-back persons like the lamb, the ignorant and innocent as a child and the anachronism that violent became for mankind. If we remember the directive to inter the kingdom of God man have to reflect the little child mentation hence the leadership by the little child See Isaiah: 6 to 9, “The Wolf will live with the Lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the Calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little Child will lead them. The Cow will feed with the bear, their young will lie down together, and the lion will eat Straw like the Ox. The infant will play near the hole of the cobra, and the young Child put his hand into the viper’s nest. They will neither harm nor destroy on my entire Holy Mountain, for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea” This is made possible from new information made available by the servant of God, the world took a new turn like the last statement clearly states “The earth will be full of the knowledge of the lord as the waters cover the sea” Violence is not a vocation like mankind had it with (The funding of military institutions) before now; every person knows the limit they can’t exceed in a relationship that point when we can’t kill a human being none harm our neighbor in revenge. The limit when we say a push come to a shove is when an argument comes to a head it is resolved on oath calling on God as witness. That moment when an unstoppable object collides with an unmovable object the result is mutual destruction for both objects. Mankind is not an object, mankind is created a rational being over and above objects, man was created by Almighty God who said vengeance is His, so why treat the word of God with levity? By seeking vengeance against our neighbor who may have offended us it mean we have no respect for the command of God, at such times we should give Him thanks and move on, we don’t know some good may yet come from such offence if we handle the situation right (That was why He said in all things give thanks) or alternatively we could seek judicial intervention from the public. Obedience of God’s word is what God call worships not our facadious display of righteousness before man while we turn round to be worst than the beast See Romans 12: 19. “Do not take revenge, my friends but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: it is mine to avenge; I will repay, says the Lord”.See Leviticus 19: 18. Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord. See 2nd Corinthians 8: 21. For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of men See Psalm 94: 1 to 3. “O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongs, shine forth. Rise up, O judge of the earth; pay back to the proud what they deserve. How long will the wicked, O Lord, how long will the wicked be jubilant?”
Why does mankind look forward to a future with wild beast because of these parodies? A wild beast will remain a wild beast in spite of every attempt at taming her. That is way it’s called a wild beast. Do not go near a wild beast because of these parodies. It’s a fixture of the scriptures literary styles of presentation. “I am a God who call things that are not as if they are, and call things that are as if they are not” The scriptures address the servant of God as beast and childlike on different occasion See Psalm 131: 2, “But I have stilled and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with its mother, like a weaned child is my soul within me” See Matthew 18: 3 and 4 “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of God. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of God”. See Jeremiah 4: 7 to 9 “A Lion has come out of his lair; a destroyer of nations has set out. He has left his place to lay waste your land. Your towns will lie in ruins without inhabitant. So put on sackcloth, lament and wail, for the fierce anger of the Lord has not turned away from us. In that day,” declares the Lord, the king and his officers will lose heart, the priests will be horrified, and the prophets will be appalled.” A lamb, “He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a Sheep before her shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.” Finally God address his servant as a deer; See Psalm 18: 32 and 33. “It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; He enables me to stand on the heights”. Don’t go near a lion or any unfamiliar beast because of these parodies, except such beast is your meal you can eat with thanks. Don’t attempt to hug a deer, shake a lion or touch a serpent, these animals will feel threatened; you either hunt them for food or put a good distance between them and your family. Do not reach for them as some uninformed persons have done in the past to their peril.
The Day of the Lord: Most persons will be disappointed the kingdom of God did not turn out the shangri-la they anticipated it will be, review Amos 5:18–27. “Woe to you who long for the day of the Lord! Why do you long for the day of the Lord? That day will be darkness, not light. It will be as though a man fled from a lion only to meet a bear, as though he entered his house and rested his hand on the wall only to have a snake bite him. Will not the day of the Lord be darkness, not light- pitch-dark, without a ray of brightness? I hate, I despise your religious feasts; I cannot stand your assemblies. Even though you bring me burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them. Though you bring choice fellowship offerings, I will have no regard for them. Away with the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps. But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never- failing stream! Did you bring me sacrifices and offerings forty years in the desert, O house of Israel? You have lifted up the shrine of your king, the pedestal of your idols, the star of your god- which you made for yourselves. Therefore I will send you into exile beyond Damascus says the Lord, whose name is Almighty God.” See Malachi 3: 1–4 “See, I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Than suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to His temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come,” says the Lord Almighty. But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner’s fire or a launderer’s soap. He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Than the Lord will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness, and the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem will be acceptable to the Lord, as in days gone by, as in former year” For further on the day of the lord see 2nd Peter 3: 10,11,12 and 13 “But the of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.”