The ongoing debacle concerning comments Ps. Brian Tamaki has caught my attention and I’ve felt compelled to highlight some things about God that are being overlooked or disbelief or just out right rejected in spite of the Word of God reveals. The topic clearly has engaged a major river of emotions however we must move out from that river and draw from a well which reveals TRUTH. God’s Word.
Someone incredibly dear to my heart in NZ wrote.
“Most of these poor affected people in Kaikoura are probably not homosexual or having affairs so why point the finger”
I replied Sadly your observation is correct people who are not “homosexual or adulterers, Fornicators (see 1 Cor 6:9)” etc. will suffer consequences of the guilt why because their “compliance and acceptance” of what is “wrong as being right.” If the people stood up and made their voice heard to political player’s maybe they would not have been bold to embrace and legalize what GOD declares is an abomination before him. A big league item in Gods list of Do Not….
Doing such things gains God’s attention in a manner which if unheeded will spell calamity and judgements to a nation. There is just no escape from that reality Im bound to say “cause and effect”. Nobody thumbs up their nose at God and walks away with no consequences foolish is the man or nation which does so or thinks so.
I then went on to point out “Im must reiterate my thoughts are not driven to defend Tamaki I don’t agree with his word of faith doctrine however I do defend Gods word and truth. I’m looking at “is God shaking” (fig.) The nation to get its attention, that I could not in good conscience rule out the possiblity that it is (please also be clear I am not saying it is either) there sure is firm reason to believe that may well be the case, but what’s happening now is nothing to the moment when God metes out a Nations punishments it will be far more unpleasant and far reaching and devastating that I can a sure all. When God’s says enough. No more.”
The Question to be asked: Is or could be God speaking and a Nation is not Listening?
Also a special person and I consider a friend wrote “I have found my God to be a God of love. and compassion, and He doesn’t work in ways that this minister describes”
My reply was: True … “God is LOVE” However GOD does work in the manner Ps. Tamaki speaks of its clearly in the word of God, and the God of Love also is the Judge and metes out chastisements and judgements to individuals and nations, that too is clear in the word of God, Consider the flood of Noah, consider the sin of Ai consider Israel’s final destruction in AD-70, which laid in effect until 1948 or Ananias and Sapphira, let alone what’s describe yet to come in the book of revelations which is judgements by the same Loving God you’ve talk about.
LOVE AND JUDGE AND JUST IS GOD HE IS LIGHT AND IN HIM IS NO SHADOW OF TURNING, SOVEREIGN IS HE WEIGHING AND BALANCING NATIONS AND PEOPLES HE DOES.
And we know the sin of one can effect a whole nation the sin of Ai clearly shows this to be so. I then also to this friend went on to point out “Im must reiterate my thoughts are not driven to defend Tamaki I don’t agree with his word of faith doctrine however I do defend Gods word and truth. I’m looking at “is God shaking” (fig.) The nation to get its attention, that I could not rule out there sure is firm reason to believe that may well be the case, but what’s happening now is nothing to the moment when God metes out a Nations punishments it will be far more unpleasant and far reaching and devastating that I can a sure all. When God’s says enough. No more.”
Again I hear the echo of: “Is or could be God speaking and a Nation is not Listening?“
I can’t help but wonder and I’m reminded of the account of the Vineyard and the Owner recorded in the new testament we must remember the earth and all there is belongs to GOD not us we as just likened to the “husbandmen (tenant farmers)” It would wise to be very careful we are not behaving just as the account recorded below because the final outcome is not pleasant
Luke 20:9-19 KJV
9 Then began he to speak to the people this parable; A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen, and went into a far country for a long time.
10 And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty.
11 And again he sent another servant: and they beat him also, and entreated him shamefully, and sent him away empty.
12 And again he sent a third: and they wounded him also, and cast him out.
13 Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when they see him.
14 But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.
15 So they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What therefore shall the lord of the vineyard do unto them?
16 He shall come and destroy these husbandmen, and shall give the vineyard to others. And when they heard it, they said, God forbid.
17 And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner?
18 Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
19 And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay hands on him; and they feared the people: for they perceived that he had spoken this parable against them.
Luke 20:9-19 NLT
Parable of the Evil Farmers
9 Now Jesus turned to the people again and told them this story: “A man planted a vineyard, leased it to tenant farmers, and moved to another country to live for several years. 10 At the time of the grape harvest, he sent one of his servants to collect his share of the crop. But the farmers attacked the servant, beat him up, and sent him back empty-handed. 11 So the owner sent another servant, but they also insulted him, beat him up, and sent him away empty-handed. 12 A third man was sent, and they wounded him and chased him away.
13 “‘What will I do?’ the owner asked himself. ‘I know! I’ll send my cherished son. Surely they will respect him.’
14 “But when the tenant farmers saw his son, they said to each other, ‘Here comes the heir to this estate. Let’s kill him and get the estate for ourselves!’ 15 So they dragged him out of the vineyard and murdered him.
“What do you suppose the owner of the vineyard will do to them?”Jesus asked. 16 “I’ll tell you—he will come and kill those farmers and lease the vineyard to others.”
“How terrible that such a thing should ever happen,” his listeners protested.
17 Jesus looked at them and said, “Then what does this Scripture mean?
‘The stone that the builders rejected
has now become the cornerstone.’1)see Ps 20:17 KJV Ps 118:22 KJV
18 Everyone who stumbles over that stone will be broken to pieces, and it will crush anyone it falls on.”
19 The teachers of religious law and the leading priests wanted to arrest Jesus immediately because they realized he was telling the story against them—they were the wicked farmers. But they were afraid of the people’s reaction.
See 18 Nov: Straight Talking “The Tamaki Shakes”
See 19 Nov: Another perspective on the “Tamaki Shake”
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