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Summary: God's blessings bestowed upon man, not enjoyed to the extent of His will for man's striving on earth is plagued with modern issues---the same issues that plagued man in early years, taxation shows the struggle of man in God's plan on earth.

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What Can Man Do? (WCMD)

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Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid (April 12, 2015)

“And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them, The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them” (Numbers 6: 22-27, King James Version (KJV) [The form of blessing the people]).

Greetings In The Holy Name Of Jesus,

My brothers and sisters, Do you hear their cries? And, man could not heal himself even with the breath of a living soul inside of them, from God Almighty. Do you remember when God said his spirit would not always strive with man because man was flesh? (Genesis 6:3, KJV [God's wrath provoked].

You must remember God's wrath that destroyed man from the earth when the sons of God multiplied had daughters born of them---saw their daughters were fair and took them as their wives who bared them children---mighty men-giants (children of old men of renown status). Yet, God saw great wickedness in the earth (every imagination of the thoughts of man's heart was continually evil) which made God repent he made man on earth so much God's heart grieved his creation of man (God decided to destroy men on earth except one family---Noah, Genesis 6:1-8, KJV [Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD verse 8---Was this the beginning of man's grace and the promise of Christ Jesus, the Son of God, the Godman, the Son of Man to come to earth?]).

Do you remember how great the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah? How grievous their sin? Do you remember God went down (angels of the LORD to confirm) whether they did exactly according to the cry---of what happened---that came unto God, if not he would know (Genesis 18:20-22). Lot the nephew of Abraham was there in the wicked land. What could man do (WCMD)?

“...Jesus answered and said unto him (Nicodemus),...For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” [Nicodemus belief in earthly things in question before God (he did not receive the witness) whether he could believe heavenly things that the Son of God came down from heaven to save the world and must be lifted up back to heaven]” (John 3:9-17, KJV [Nicodemus disbelief; Witness of Jesus through witness of John]. Most importantly, what can man do (WCMD)--- even with the saving grace of the Son of God, the blood of the lamb? The first twelve disciples (apostles) (Mark 6:7, KJV [Jesus sent out with power over unclean spirits;] of Christ Jesus were killed (Judas Iscariot as a result of his betrayal of Jesus) including Apostle Paul who wrote half of the New Testament Gospel--save John who was exiled to the island of Patmos [Jesus saith unto him (Peter), If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? Follow thou me John 21:22, KJV] where he wrote Revelation, also Jesus left him to take care of his mother Mary (However, Christ Jesus appointed 70 other disciples and sent them out [After those things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come” Luke 10:1, KJV [Seventy disciples sent out]). Truly, it is a wonder---a miracle after killing practically every disciple and the Apostle Paul that the faith survived the overseer, Jewish priest and the Roman soldiers in Jerusalem only for witnessing the faith of Christ Jesus to establish the Vatican City in Rome---as a separate governing city.


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