God Remembers

God does not forget, nor does He need to be reminded. The Hebrew zakhar  doesn’t always mean remember the way English does. It can also mean; protecting, deliver, to do a favor for, or keep a promise, intervene on behalf of, or grant a request,

Noah’s Ark by Edward Hicks – 1846

But God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the cattle that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind blow over the earth, and the waters subsided; Gen. 8:1 

Then God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her and opened her womb. Gen. 30:22 

Joseph used ‘remember in the same way when he asked Pharaoh’s butler to give a favorable report to Pharaoh about Joseph’s talents.

But remember me, when it is well with you, and do me the kindness, I pray you, to make mention of me to Pharaoh, and so get me out of this house. Gen. 40:14 

Broken Covenant

. . . then I will remember my covenant with Jacob, and I will remember my covenant with Isaac and my covenant with Abraham, and I will remember the land.  Lev. 26:42 

And when you go to war in your land against the adversary who oppresses you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, that you may be remembered before the LORD your God, and you shall be saved from your enemies. Num. 10:9 

The children of Israel may not keep their end of the bargain, however God will keep His promise.

Samson

Samson’s Fight with the Lion by Lucas Cranach the Elder – 1525

Then Samson called to the LORD and said, “O Lord GOD, remember me, I pray thee, and strengthen me, I pray thee, only this once, O God, that I may be avenged upon the Philistines for one of my two eyes.” Judg. 16:28 ¶

When Samson asked to be remembered, it is not that he thought God had forgotten him, but rather that somehow the prophecy of his life would come to fulfillment.

. . . for lo, you shall conceive and bear a son. No razor shall come upon his head, for the boy shall be a Nazirite to God from birth; and he shall begin to deliver Israel from the hand of the Philistines.” Judg. 13:5

Samuel

And she vowed a vow and said, “O LORD of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thy maidservant, and remember me, and not forget thy maidservant, but wilt give to thy maidservant a son, then I will give him to the LORD all the days of his life, and no razor shall touch his head.” 1Sam. 1:11

Hannah asked for the blessing of a son and when the blessing was granted the Hebrew uses this phrase that she was remembered.

They rose early in the morning and worshiped before the LORD; then they went back to their house at Ramah. And Elkanah knew Hannah his wife, and the LORD remembered her; 1Sam. 1:19 

Forgetting

The only time God forgets, is when He has done it on purpose. God promises a blessing in that He will not remember His children’s sin.

For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.” Heb. 8:12

Remembering a Curse

The corrupted Church of Rome is cursed to drink Babylon’s cup.

The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell, and God remembered great Babylon, to make her drain the cup of the fury of his wrath. Rev. 16:19 

What cup you may ask, why the same one ancient Babylon had made.

Babylon was a golden cup in the LORD’s hand, making all the earth drunken; the nations drank of her wine, therefore the nations went mad. Jer. 51:7

The drunkenness of Babylon is the false Religion of the Mysteries started at the Tower, where the main teachings is that a priest will stand between a person and the god. These priest always teach that all roads lead to God, and there is a mother goddess. The great mystery is that all gods are the same god only he is called by different names in different places.

The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and bedecked with gold and jewels and pearls, holding in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of her fornication; Rev. 17:4

Render to her as she herself has rendered, and repay her double for her deeds; mix a double draught for her in the cup she mixed. Rev. 18:6 

I have no idea what a double draught of the Crusades and INQUISITION might look like, but I think I will watch from the other side of the globe.

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