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Summary: Do we recall the fish, cucumbers, melons. leeks, and onions of this world and forget about the slavery and bondage? God has a better idea.

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WE REMEMBER THE FISH AND GARLIC

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com

INTRODUCTION:

There was a beautiful young dove. She was not only beautiful she was smart

and very educated. Pretty Dove was raised in church and Sunday School was

a love for her. Pretty Dove was taught the Bible and she learned right from

wrong. Pretty Dove's parents were leaders in their community as well as in their

church. Pretty Dove was a great example for the other young doves around her.

One day Pretty Dove was out at the local Shoney's and Buzzard was hanging

around. Buzzard was much different than any male Pretty Dove ever met. Buzzard

was rough and had a great appeal to her.

Buzzard was exciting and very physical. Pretty Dove loved the attention Buzzard

gave her. Buzzard kept Pretty Dove out passed her normal time. Pretty Dove

started smelling like Buzzard.

One night Momma Dove waited up and had a serious talk about Buzzard and

how his life style was against everything they taught.

Pretty Dove said: MOM, YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW BUZZAED MAKES ME FEEL...

I LOVE HIM AND BESIDE THAT ALL YOU DOVES TALK NEGATIVE ABOUT BUZZARDS

AND YOU DON'T GIVE THEM A CHANCE. Mom, I can change BUZZAED. Quit being

so prejudice.

Pretty Dove went to bed crying.

The next morning was Sunday, and Preacher Dove asked to speak with Pretty Dove.

Preacher Dove said I have noticed a serious change in your appearance. Pretty Dove

you have bad attitudes and you are headed down a SLIPPERY SLOPE. Pretty Dove

got very angry at Preacher and told him: PREACHER, YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND.

I LOVE BUZZARD AND I AM GOING TO CHANGE HIM.

Pretty Dove wanted her FREEDOM from all the cruel rules and judgmentalism of

her parents and the people at church. So Pretty Dove moved out of the house and

stayed with her friends here and there. Pretty Dove started spending more and more

time with Buzzard.

She would go to the old dead varmints just to hang with Buzzard. It was not to long

until Pretty Dove had fleas and then later lice that Buzzard gave her. They would hang

together with many other Buzzards and the smell got horrible.

Pretty Dove accepted the invitation to move in with Buzzard. Then Pretty Dove

was so happy. Buzzard quit taking Pretty Dove out with him. One night Buzzard never

came home all night. When he came home Buzzard was mean and pushed Pretty Dove

around. Pretty Dove cried all night. Pretty Dove prayed and asked God to help change

Buzzard. Buzzard would not listen.

Pretty Dove felt trapped. She could not leave. She could not admit that her Mother and

that the Preacher was right. Pretty Dove called the Jerry Springer Show and even tried

to get on MAURY as she wanted others to know: BUZZARDS ARE BUZZARDS AND CAN

NEVER BE MADE INTO DOVES.

I. THERE IS A WONDERFUL TOOL IN FRIENDSHIPS ---

SPIRITUAL COMPROMISE CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS...

COMPROMISE:

A. Mutual settlement of a dispute

Intermediate state of conflicting opinions or actions

Mutually settle a dispute

To modify opinion or demand

B. We are not saved by COMPROMISE!

We are saved by GRACE and MERCY that will always defeat justice.

The LETTER OF THE LAW KILLS --- IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT BRINGS NEW LIFE...

II. NOT TO FAR AWAY

PHAROAH IS A WISE POLITICIAN AND HE HAS LANGUAGE SKILLS TO

MANIPULATE, WORLDLY WISDOM WANTS TO KEEP A SECURITY BRIDGE

THAT LEAVES THE AVENUE OF COMPROMISE OPEN...

Exodus 8:28 And Pharaoh said, I will let you go, that ye may sacrifice to the Lord

your God in the wilderness; only ye shall not go very far away: intreat for me.

A. LET US MAKE A POTICIAL COMPROMISE AND A REAL BARGAIN:

PHAROAH WILL LET YOU GO... IT SHALL NOT BE VERY FAR AWAY...

B. LET US COMPROMISE AND STAY IN MODERATION...

C. NOT FAR AWAY... LEAVE IT EASY TO RETURN...

NOT FAR AWAY... TO MAKE THE ESCAPE IMPOSSIBLE

NOT FAR AWAY... TO KEEP GOD'S CHILLDREN UNDER EGYPTIAN CONTROL

NOT FAR AWAY... TO KEEP PHAROAH'S ARMY AND POWERS TO MANIPULATE

NOT FAR AWAY... TO KEEP THE GOSSIP AND BIG MOUTHS TALKING ABOUT

THE FISH, LEEKS, GARLICS, CUMCUMBERS...

D. PHAROAH WOULD NEVER CARE IF GOD'S CHILDREN KEPT CONFORMING

TO HIS DICTATES...

E. Compromise would demand the ISRAELI'S STAY WORLD AND LINKED TO THE

FLESHLY SATIISFACTION and SECURITY of Egypt...

F. COME ON NOW, LET'S BE SPIIRITUALLY MINDED BUT FOR 400 YEARS THIS

HAS BECOME HOME...

G. DON'T CLOUD THE TRUTH WITH THE FACTS...

III. PHAROAH OFFERS A SECOND BARGAIN OF COMPROMISE:

OK, I WILL LET YOU GO...

JUST LEAVE YOU FAMILIES BEHIND... THANK GOD FOR LEADERSHIP

THAT REFUSES TO COMPROMISE...

Exodus 10:10 And he said unto them, Let the Lord be so with you, as I will let

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