(406) – THE LOVE OF JEHOVAH 2

According to Theology, Jehovah is the only god, and there is no other besides him (Is. 44:6; 45:21). And Jehovah declares that he announces the end from the beginning; and from the ancient times, the things that have not happened (Is. 46:9-10). Therefore Jehovah knows the future.

Jehovah, as Adam, felt lonely. There was not a helper for him that would be before him. Then Jehovah chose a people among all the peoples over the earth to form his companion and wife. As Jehovah knows the future, he announced his purpose to Abram, his servant, 400 years before it happened (Gen. 15:13-14). Jehovah, in his divine wisdom, led Jacob and 66 souls who were his direct descendants to Egypt (Gen. 46:26). He was 130 years old when he arrived there; therefore 215 years after Jehovah spoke with Abram (Gen. 47:9). When Joseph, the son of Jacob and governor of Egypt, died, 71 years after that, the Egyptian yoke of slavery, which lasted about 120 years, began. During this time the people multiplied a great deal and was corrupted, for there was not any morals in Egypt. The very Jehovah declares it in Ezek. 23:1-4: “The word of Jehovah came again to me, saying, “Son of man, there were two women, the daughters of one mother: and they played the prostitute in Egypt; they played the prostitute in their youth; there were their breasts pressed, and there was handled the bosom of their virginity. The names of them were Oholah the elder, and Oholibah her sister: and they became mine, and they bore sons and daughters. As for their names, Samaria is Oholah, and Jerusalem Oholibah”.

Theology will not be able to convince anyone that Jehovah, who affirmed to know the future, did not know that his people were going to be corrupted in Egypt, for the plan was carefully prepared for 400 years. Jehovah prepared his Eve feeding her with the milk of the dragon, and the dragon is Satan (Ezek. 29:3; Rev. 12:9). And Jehovah also knew that Israel, his people, was corrupt from the womb (Is. 48:8). And Jehovah loved this woman (Hos. 11:1). And he loved her while she was being nurtured in Egypt.

Jehovah tells how the marriage happened (Ezek. 16:7-8). Jehovah, after his marriage, anointed the wife with oil and, after washing her with water to clean off the blood, covered her with embroidery, dressed her in fine linen and enveloped her in silk. He adorned her with ornaments, put bracelets on her wrists, and a necklace on her neck. He put a jewel on her forehead and earrings on her ears, and a crown of glory on her head. This wife of Jehovah, covered with gold and silver, was extremely beautiful (Ezek. 16:9-14). Jehovah acted contrary to the New Testament, where we read that the beauty should not be what is on the exterior, but what is in the interior (1 Tim. 2:9-10; 1 Pet. 3:3-4). It is obvious that the adornments with which Jehovah adorned his wife were not the virtues, for if they were, his wife would not have been corrupted (Ezek. 16:15).

Jehovah, then, zealous of his love for his wife, and jealous, used all kinds of tortures to make her come back home. When Ben-hadad, the king of Assyria, besieged Samaria, the siege was so prolonged, and the famine inside its walls so unbearable, that the mothers, poor mothers, boiled their little children to eat and satiate their hunger. This is found in 2 Kings 6:24-30. It happened again at the time of the Babylonian captivity. Jehovah says with a loud voice: “Therefore thus says the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I, even I, am against you; and I will execute judgments in the midst of you in the sight of the nations. I will do in you that which I have not done, and whereunto I will not do any more the like, because of all your abominations. Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in the midst of you, and the sons shall eat their fathers; and I will execute judgments on you; and the whole remnant of you will I scatter to all the winds” (Ezek. 5:8-10). Jehovah declares that he had never done this before, but he is lying, for in the time of Joram, son of Ahab, 280 years before, the women already ate their tender little children (2 Kings 6:24-30). Beth, não pode ser essa citação, porque ela fala do tempo de Ben-hadad, one o verso já foi citado — acima And all the times in which the banquet of Tistes was practiced (parents eating their children), it was a work of Jehovah, for he prophesied this in the curses against the wife, that is to say, Israel (Deut. 28:53-58).

In Deut. 28:57 we read that when the mother gives birth she eats the placenta, and after that, the newborn baby. The worst thing about it is that, since Israel was the wife of Jehovah, the little ones eaten were the children of Jehovah. Job says: “The members of his body shall be devoured. The firstborn of death shall devour his members” (Job 18:13). Jesus was not the firstborn child of death, but the firstborn of the dead, for he is the first that was raised from the dead (Col. 1:18; Acts 26:23). The firstborn of death is the first one to enter in death, and the firstborn of the dead is the first one to exit from among the dead (Rev. 1:18).

Jehovah cast terrible curses (Deut. 28:15-68) on the divorced woman (Is. 50:1).

Jehovah used to torment his wife; rather, he presently torments (Lev. 26:16).

Jehovah terrorizes his people (Jer. 8:15).

Jehovah avenged evil on his wife until the end (Jer. 44:27; Dan. 9:14).

Jehovah hated the wife, to whom he pledged eternal love (Jer. 31:3). The text says: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn you”. Is loving kindness to reject his wife? Is loving  kindness to bring Ben-hadad to besiege Israel until famine forced mother to eat their children? Is loving kindness to send wild animals to destroy and kill? Is it to send poisonous arrows? Is it to kill through the pestilence and the sword? (Deut. 32:22-25).

Jehovah cursed the blessings already given, and corrupted the offspring (Mal. 2:1-3). Love that was changed into hatred has never been love.

Love that imposes slavery to the wife has never been love (2 Chr. 12:7-8).

Love that oppresses the woman has never been love (2 Kings 17:20).

Jehovah’s love is so small that he set the face against the woman for evil, not for good (Jer. 21:10).

The love of Christ for his wife is so great, that he delivered himself for her (Eph. 5:25).

Love that sacrifices the loved one, loves only because he is interested in being glorified (Is. 43:7).

True love sacrifices for the one it loves (John 15:13).

By Pastor Olavo Silveira Pereira

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