Chapter 11



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(Eccl 3:18)  I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them [to make apparent to them], and that they might see [discern] that they themselves are beasts [(wild) animals].

WILD = Dict: 1. living in a state of nature, as animals that have not been tamed or domesticated. 2. growing or produced without cultivation or the care of man, as plants, flowers, fruit, honey, etc. 3. uncultivated, uninhabited, or waste, as land. 4. uncivilized or barbarous, as tribes or savages. 5. of unrestrained violence, fury, intensity, etc.; violent; furious: wild strife, wild storms. 6. characterized by or indicating violent excitement, as actions, the appearance, etc. 7. frantic; distracted, crazy, or mad: to drive someone wild. 8. violently excited: wild with rage, fear, or pain. 9. undisciplined, unruly, lawless, or turbulent: wild boys, a wild crew. 10. unrestrained, untrammeled, or unbridled: wild gaiety, wild orgies. 11. disregardful of moral restraints as to pleasurable indulgence. 12. unrestrained by reason or prudence: wild schemes. 13. extravagant or fantastic: wild fancies. 14. disorderly or disheveled: wild locks. 15. wide of the mark: a wild throw.

1.       Synonym: 1. undomesticated, untamed, feral, ferine, savage. 5. boisterous, stormy, tempestuous. 6. enthusiastic, eager. 9. self-willed, ungoverned, unrestrained, riotous, wayward. 12. reckless, rash, extravagant, impracticable. 13. queer, grotesque, bizarre.

2.       Antonym: 1. tame.


(Mark 5:1-5)  And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes [a land east of the Jordan]. And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs [graves (in caves)] a [naked] man with an unclean [demonic] spirit, Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains: Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him. And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.

(Mark 5:6-13)  But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him, And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not. For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit. And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion [a Roman legion contained 6,000 soldiers]: for we are many. And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country. Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine [pigs] feeding. And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them. And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.

(Mark 5:14-17)  And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that was done. And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid. And they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning the swine. And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts.

1.      right mind = Gk: sophroneo, so-fron-eh'-o; to be of sound mind, i.e. sane, (fig.) moderate:--be in right mind, be sober (minded), soberly /// safe (sound) in mind, i.e. self-controlled (moderate as to opinion or passion):--discreet, sober, temperate. [i.e. TAME]

2.       (2 Tim 1:7) For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. [i.e. TAME]

3.       sound mind = Gk: sophronismos, so-fron-is-mos'; discipline, i.e. self-control:--sound mind /// to make of sound mind, i.e. (fig.) to discipline or correct:--teach to be sober /// safe (sound) in mind, i.e. self-controlled (moderate as to opinion or passion):--discreet, sober, temperate. [i.e. TAME]

4.       (Gen 16:11,12)  And the angel of the LORD said unto her [Hagar, Sarai's maid], Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction. And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.

5.       Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary: Mohammed claimed Ishmael as his ancestor, as do most Arabs.



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. (Mat 10:

(Rescue Mission monthly newsletter dated 08-01-06). God bless you dear brothers and sisters. It is my biblical but sad duty to inform you that we are at war. We are all very concerned about the war in the Middle-East that is currently being fought between the country of Israel and the terrorist organization called Hezbollah, an organization that presently receives its finances, munitions, and ideological support and direction from Syria and Iran. Please allow me to briefly set forth my personal opinion in the form of a general synopsis of this war from a big-picture point of view.

At some time in the fairly recent past, this world entered into World War III, the final war, the war to truly end all wars. This is a religious war for control of the entire world. A war in which Muslims, who represent approximately 20% of the world’s population, have pitted themselves to the death, according to their holy Koran, against Judeo-Christians and every other religion or person in the world that is not a conforming Muslim. That pattern of behavior is defined as “Jihad,” a Muslim holy war against infidels (all non-believers) to the death (ours or theirs).

Make no mistake, let no man deceive you, most of the thousands of Muslims who are engaged in the actual fighting, and certainly this last generation of the 1,300,000,000 (1.3 billion) Muslims in the world, have been and are now being thoroughly indoctrinated from infancy in the scriptures of the Koran at “Madarsas” (Islamic schools) funded primarily by Saudi Arabia. Islam means “submission” in Arabic – practically speaking, our submission, one way or another (an ominous but definitely applicable overtone). These “graduates” are trained fanatical ideologues, suicidal extremists, true believers who are ruthlessly (to non-believers) and single-mindedly striving under the blessings of their god Allah for the supremacy of their own “One World Religion,” or the Paradise of the Koran accompanied by seventy virgins, whichever may come first.

For a taste of the very near future in America (violently proselytizing Islam is already spreading in the world – the African Sudan, India, Iraq, etc.), please digest just a few of these quite normal quotations from the Koran with my boldface type and parenthetical interjections added:


Slay them [non-believers] wherever you find them. Drive them out of the places from which they drove you. Idolatry [worshiping gods other than Allah] is worse than carnage [Dictionary: the slaughter of a great number, as in battle; butchery; massacre]…. If they attack you put them to the sword. Thus shall all unbelievers be rewarded: but if they desist [submit, and be converted to Islam], God is forgiving and merciful. Fight against them until idolatry is no more and God’s religion [Islam] reigns supreme. But if they desist [submit, and be converted to Islam], fight none except the evil-doers [non-believers]” (Koran sura 2:190-93). 

Fighting is obligatory [Dictionary: a binding requirement as to action; duty] for you,        much as you dislike it. But you may hate a thing although it is not good for you, and love a thing although it is bad for you. God knows, but you know not” (Koran sura 2:216).

 “You see many among them [believers] making friends with unbelievers. Evil is that to which their souls prompt them. They have incurred the wrath of God and shall endure eternal torment…. You will find that the most implacable [Dictionary: not placable; not to be appeased or pacified; inexorable] of men in their enmity [Dictionary: feeling or condition of hostility; hatred; ill will; animosity; antagonism] to the faithful [Muslims] are the Jews and the pagans, and that the nearest in affection to them are those who say: ‘We are Christians’ ” (Koran sura 5:80-82).

 "FEAR NOT" (63x in the Bible)

So then dear brothers and sisters, what’s the deal?  J  The deal is, have faith in God. Our God will still bless you, eternally. Yes indeed, we are all very concerned about war in the Middle-East, and some who are thinking ahead are even concerned about the inevitability of what will soon happen here, because this is A WORLD WAR, but… we are not to be distracted from our purpose - either. Perhaps you have asked or might ask the Lord “Lord, what would you have me to do?” Well, I cannot answer you directly for the Lord, but I do know that the Lord Jesus Christ said “If ye love me, keep my commandments” (John 14:15), and I know that immediately after we each became born-again, the Lord gave us our first command:

(Mark 16:15)  And he said unto them [His disciples], Go ye into all the world [Gk: kosmos (universe)], and preach [Gk: to herald (as a public crier), espec. divine truth (the gospel): preach, proclaim, publish] the gospel to every creature. 

And I have not heard a contradictory command, have you? You see, there really is no human way to satisfactorily resolve a global war involving millions of devout religious fanatics on opposing sides without utterly putting to death all of one side or the other. ??? Oh, did I neglect to mention that I am a fanatic too… aren’t you? Yes, to the death! Thank you Lord. But the solution of putting to death all religious opposition, while perfectly scriptural in the Koran for Muslims, is not at all scriptural in the Bible for Christians. Therefore our course of action is quite simple really, we are to stay focused on Jesus Christ. We are to keep on preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ at every opportunity, we are to keep on feeding thousands of impoverished families and homeless persons, we are to keep on ministering to poor widows and orphans, and we are to keep on visiting the jailed and the sick. We are to keep on praising Him from whom all blessings flow, and while we are doing all the latter, we are to keep on having godly patience, knowing deep in our hearts as only a born-again Christian can that we are waiting for the imminent return of Jesus Christ, for He has already told us “In your patience possess ye your souls.” (Luke 21;19). Jesus Christ will resolve these issues, for only He can. Trust Him, always. Thank you for your generous prayers and financial support. God bless you.


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