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Newsletter #258 - April 2000
Dr. Arnold Murray, DRE
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Although David was king of all Israel, I am withered like grass.
he often compared himself to a sp,arrow I W....£
in humility. Most of us feel as insignifi- David is having a real "pity party" for
cant as a sparrow from time to time. It ""
is at such times that we must take strength and courage
from our Father. He is in control, and with His guidance
you can change the world. Many fear the day that they
will be delivered up before the false messiah. I believe
-God gave me -message for those of you -that-are
fearful of this event. If you are of the elect, this event
is your moment to witness for the true Messiah. God
provides for the least of His creations, the sparrow. How
much more do you think He cares for His elect? God
takes care of His own. Let's begin our study with a Psalm
PSALMS 102:1-2 Hear my prayer, 0 LORD, And let
my cry come unto Thee. g Hide not Thy face from me
in the day when I am in trouble; Incline Thine ear unto
me: In the day when I call answer me speedily.
When you call out to the Father, He hears you
instantly. Trust Him enough to know that he will only
do what is in your best interest.
PSALMS 102:3-4 For my days are consumed like smoke,
And my bones are burned as an hearth. !1 My heart is
smitten, and withered like grass; So that I forget to eat
David is feeling a little low as he writes this. He
has no appetite.
PSALMS 102:5-7 By reason of the voice of my groaning
My bones cleave to my skin. 2 I am like a pelican of
the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert. z I watch,
and am As a sparrow alone upon the house top.
The pelican and owl are both unclean birds. David's
day has gone up in smoke, he isn't hungry, and he feels
unclean. I believe David is doing this for our benefit.
The house top is for watchmen. David feels as insignifi
cant as a sparrow as far as getting things done. Be careful
when you feel this way. Get out of your rut.
PSALMS 102:8-9 Mine enemies reproach me all the
day; And they that are mad against me are sworn
against me. For I have eaten ashes like bread, And
mingled my drink with weeping,
When you work for the Lord, your enemies will
swear lies about you. Don't allow them to sting you. If
you are serving God, those that lie about you are God's
enemies as well.
PSALMS 102: 10-11 Because of Thine indignation and
Thy wrath: For Thou hast lifted me up, and cast me
down. 1.1 My days are like a shadow that declineth; And
himself. When God does chastise you, it is
because He loves you. We should count God's chastisement
as a blessing and correct that which is wrong about our
PSALMS 102:12 But Thou, 0 LORD, shalt endure for ever;
And- Thy remembrance unto aflgeneraffiJns.
God is in control forever. Have faith in Him to do what
is fair and right.
PSALMS 102:13 Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon
Zion: For the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.
Prophetically speaking, there is a set time established
within this verse. It refers to the seventy weeks of Daniel.
The last week is the set time you will be delivered up
before anti christ. Do we know the time? No. But, you can
rest assured God does, and He is preparing some of His
children to be ready.
PSALMS 102:14 For Thy servants take pleasure in her
stones, And favour the dust thereof.
There will not be one stone left standing upon another
in Zion; however, His servants that rebuild the temple will
take pleasure in it.
PSALMS 102:15-16 So the heathen shall fear the name
of the LORD, And all the kings of the earth Thy glory.
1Q When the LORD shall build up Zion, He shall appear
in His glory.
Every knee shall bow.
PSALMS 102:17-18 He will regard the prayer of the
destitute, And not despise their prayer. 112 This shall be
written for the generation to come: And the People which
shall be created shall praise THE LORD.
This is written for your generation, beloved. Zion will
be restored. Will you have a part in that restoration? I hope
so. Let's continue our study concerning the sparrow in
Matthew. We will pick it up with Jesus just having told
us that some would be delivered up to the councils and
hated of all men for His name's sake. When you are
delivered up to the synagogue of Satan, take no thought
what you will say. The Holy Spirit will give it to you in
that very hour. Now, the reason we are going to Matthew.
MA TTHEW 10:26 Fear them not therefore: for there is
nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that
shall not be known.
God touc},,,s minds and His st1rvants gain a working
knowledge of their Father's plan. The ',name Revelation means
to reveal. Nothing is hid from those who study God's
Word. There is nothing to fear.
MATTHEW 10:27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak
ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach
ye upon the housetops.
What the Holy Spirit gives you in this world of
darkness speak it loud and clear to bring light forth, that
is to say truth.
MATTHEW 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body,
but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him Which
is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Only God has the power to cause your soul to perish.
MATTHEW 10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing?
and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your
A sparrow doesn't fall to the ground without your
Father's knowledge. Do you think He doesn't know your
MATTHEW 10:30-31 But the very hairs of your head
are all numbered. JJ. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more
value than many sparrows.
God will take care of you when you are delivered
up. He will even tell you what to say through the Holy
Spirit. What do you have to fear?
MATTHEW 10:32-33 Whosoever therefore shall confess
Me before men, him will I confess also before My Father
Which is in heaven. 3.J But whosoever shall deny Me
before men, him will I also deny before My Father Which
is in heaven.
This refers to the unforgivable sin. This is why you
can't allow yourself to fear men. For the elect to refuse
the Holy Spirit to speak through them is unpardonable.
You can't afford to be afraid at that moment. Replace your
fear with the faith that God knows when one sparrow falls.
MATTHEW 10:34-35 Think not that I am come to send
peace on the earth: I came not to send peace, but a
sword. M For I am come to set a man at variance against
his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the
daughter in law against her mother in law.
Those who are deceived by antichrist will betray the
elect to the false messiah.
MATTHEW 10:36-37 And a man's foes shall be they
of his own household. JZ He that loveth father or mother
more than Me is not worthy of Me: and he that loveth
son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.
If one of the elect gives in to a relative that has been
deceived rather than witnessing against antichrist, they are
not worthy of Christ.
MATTHEW 10:38-39 And he that taketh not his cross,
and followeth after Me, is not worthy of Me. ~ He that
findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life
for My sake shall find it.
Only the two witnesses will be killed; however, all
of the elect should be willing to be crucified on the cross
as Christ was, if that is what it takes. Don't allow anyone
that threatens your flesh body to cause you to be afraid.
This is the point of these verses. In conclusion, let's turn
to Luke. We're going to look at a side profile of the
Scripture we just covered.
LUKE 12:1 In the mean time, when there were gathered
together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch
that they trode one upon another, He began to say unto
His disciples first of all, "Beware ye of the leaven of
the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
Beware of the doctrine of the religious community
who are caught up in the traditions of men. You find
the doctrine you should learn in God's Word.
LUKE 12:2-3 For there is nothing covered, that shall
not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.
,2 Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness
shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have
spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon
I hope you help bring light to our brothers and
sisters who are in darkness.
LUKE 12:4 And I say unto you My friends, Be not
afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have
. no more that they can do.
Don't fear men. Revere God.
LUKE 12:5-6 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall
fear: Fear Him, Which after He hath killed hath power
to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear Him. § Are
not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one
of them is forgotten before God?
God doesn't forget one sparrow. He certainly will not
LUKE 12:7-8 But even the very hairs of your head are
all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value
than many sparrows. § Also I say unto you, Whosoever
shall confess Me before men, him shall the Son of man
also confess before the angels of God:
You are a child of the Living God. When you do
righteous things and make your Father proud, even the
LUKE 12:9-10 But he that denieth Me before men shall
be denied before the angels of God 1Q And whosoever
shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be
forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the
Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.
It is unforgiveable for one of the elect to refuse the
Holy Spirit. Why? Because you know better. Do you find
Satan tempting? Don't allow him or anyone to tempt you.
LUKE 12:11-12 And when they bring you unto the
synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye
no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what
ye shall say: 12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in
the same hour what ye ought to say."
Don't turn your back on the Holy Spirit, friend. Don't
allow fear of men to cause you to turn away from Him.
Beware of men, but don't fear men. Remember, God
knows when one of His sparrows falls to the ground.
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