The Lord commanded that His people to welcome strangers and new members, to His Encampment. For how we treat
others is how the Lord shall treat us ....
Leviticus 19:34 But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto
you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye
were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
Deuteronomy 10:19 Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were
strangers in the land of Egypt.
It was this law of love that the Sodomites abused so horribly in persecuting any strangers that came to their gates
. (SEE Sins of Sodom )
For they didn't follow the Lord's nor Webster's definitionof `welcome'â€¦.
1 : received gladly into one's presence or
2 : giving pleasure : received with gladness or delight
especially in response to a need
3 : willingly permitted or admitted
Yet taking care of strangers on their journey was part of the hospitality of the Holy Land even giving them sexual hospitality ..
For it wasn't just good enough to say to them, `Be thou warmed and fed and yet not give to them.'
James 2:15-16 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of
daily food, And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye
warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things
which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?
And so the people in the Middle East countries like so many other countries around the world were used to supplying the
physical and sexual needs of their visitors. It wasn't a sin, but an expected grace and hospitality for those in need.
Welcome, wasn't just a greeting but an action of love in meeting all their needs, with sex being one of them. And
interestingly, when you break down welcome into the two words of `Well' and `Come' (Cum) you can understand it better. As
in sexual terms, you can see it as coming to the `Well' of life (SEE Wells of a Woman ). For what greater and more beautiful
well is there to behold, than the Lord's perfectly designed "Well of Living Water", after a journey through the desert of life.
What is more welcoming than to see the divine beauty of her unfolded gates ? For is there any other vision that is more
welcoming and reassuring than that ?
Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting
doors; and the King of glory shall come in. (Psalms 24)
SOS 4: 15
For sex was not a sin if given in love but rather an act of love and a blessing to either give or receive.
So welcome new members and its good to see you came, even though we have little idea of what route you took in getting
Here. We hope, you refresh your heart, soul, mind, and body HERE, and then continue in helping others and WELCOMING
others in His Love, where-ever you go.
Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give
into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. (Luke 6: 38)
Dave and Trixie