I was musing about how stubbornly many representatives in D.C. and the media are about NOT wanting to know the truth about the U.S. presidential election. They won’t even LOOK at the mountains of evidence of mountains of fraud, much less the mountains of corruption by certain elected officials and family members in recent years.
In the Bible, when someone is stubborn, he or she is called “stiff-necked.” That goes for people who are hard-hearted, antagonistic, obstinate, won’t change their minds, and insist on piling on all kinds of irrelevant details instead of really considering an opposing argument.
The phrase “stiff-necked” is used throughout: Exodus 33:3, Deuteronomy 9:13, Nehemiah 9:16, Isaiah 41:8-9, Jeremiah &:21-24, Exodus 19:5-6, etc. But what does it mean? Massive sinus infections or pulled neck muscles?!?
So I looked it up. As with many, many Bible allusions, “stiff-necked” has to do with agriculture. The ancient Israelites depended a great deal on the mighty ox to plow, grind grain, pull carts, etc. Most people think oxen are stupid, but that’s not true. They are strong-willed and want their own way sometimes. Sometimes, an ox in the yoke didn’t want to speed up or turn aside. He was being “stiff-necked.” So the farmer would whack him with an ox goad on the neck. That usually did the trick.
I picture the Holy Spirit of Truth right now in this country, hovering over those yeehaws who deny that illegal and unconstitutional votes tipped the scales for Joe Biden. And I pray that in the next few days, the Holy Spirit will resort to using some kind of a stupendous ox goad of persuasion on them. Lord, please get them to see the truth, and at the very least, order a pause for a professional audit, before moving forward.
Otherwise, what we will have in this country will be no yoke. It will be massive amounts of what you usually have after an ox has walked by . . . making all of us step in it, bigtime. Sure hope not!!!! †
Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears,
ye do always resist the Holy Ghost:
as your fathers did, so do ye.
By Susan Darst Williams | www.RadiantBeams.org | Animals & Pets | © 2020