Fat is Fat-al
“But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the Lord shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume: into smoke shall they consume away” - (Ps.37:20).
“And he shall burn all his fat upon the altar, as the fat of the sacrifice of peace offerings: and the priest shall make an atonement for him as concerning his sin, and it shall be forgiven him” - (Lev.4:26).
“But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation” - (Du.32:15).
The definition of fat is (cells distended with oily or greasy matter - big obese - prosperous and wealthy, a fat bank account - something in excess). For 1500 years the Jews sacrificed millions of animals on the altar for atonement for sins and special mention is made that the fat is to be burnt. They were forbidden to eat the fat of sacrifices. God was teaching man with the burnt sacrifices for sin that if we don’t have the sacrifice for sin we’ll burn in hell. And the fat is the worst part of the sin sacrifice: it is sinning in excess - fat sinning. Jesus Christ is God’s perfect, supreme, human sacrifice for sin, and if you’re not saved by Him you'll burn in hell.
We all know that in the physical realm, fat is fatal. We know that eating fat and being fat is bad for our health, and can lead to death. We know that a fat-free diet is best for our health. We know that fat is fat-al, especially sin fat. It’s the same in the spiritual realm: the fatness of sin will lead to the second death in the lake of fire - (Rev.20:14,15). The unsaved sinner doesn’t have a ‘fat chance’ of escaping hell. When their ruin comes, they shall be as the fat of the sacrifices on the altar and burn forever. Fat is fat-al - amen.
God warns us of fat bank accounts of the rich - “Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches. Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish” - (Ps.73:12,7). They have fat money eyes and love worldly things and the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life - (I Jn.2:16). Again - “And they shall have eaten and filled themselves, and waxen fat: then shall they turn unto other gods, and serve them, and provoke me, and break my covenant” - (Du.31:20). And this is where we are in America: we are fat and prosperous and wicked. Most in the U.S. are too fat, including children, and we have forsaken Christ, the Rock of our salvation and our godly pilgrim fathers that landed on Plymouth Rock. We are worshipping false devil gods and judgment is coming soon. God will burn the fat and I don’t mean by exercise.
Soon comes the great and dreadful day of the Lord, the Great Tribulation, that culminates in a fiery Armageddon. God will gather all the nations together against Israel to battle, and they shall be as the O.T. sacrifices “fattened for the slaughter.” It’s the day of the Lord’s vengeance and indignation - “For the indignation of the Lord is upon all nations, and his fury upon all their armies: he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter. The sword of the Lord is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, and with the blood of lambs and goats, and with the fat of the kidneys of rams... And their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness. For it is the day of the Lord’s vengeance... “ - (Is.34:2,6,7,8). This whole world will be a giant nuclear burnt offering upon all the wicked who have rejected God’s sacrifice of His beloved Son on the cross. God will allow wicked men to burn up the world with nuclear bombs - (2 Pet.3:10).
The U.S. exploded the first A-bomb in New Mexico on July 16, 1945, and then blasphemously called it ‘Trinity,’ and on Aug. 9, 1945 dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki called ‘Fat Man.’ Surely this is a portent of Armageddon and God’s giant burnt offering upon the wicked and burning the fat. Fat is fat-al. Eglon, King of Moab, was a ‘fat man’ fattened for the slaughter. Ehud killed him by stabbing his two-edged sword into his fat belly, and then Ehud raised an army and defeated Moab and delivered Israel. Fat is fat-al - amen. The U.S. is sinning to excess - fat sinning.
The U.S. needs to ‘burn the fat,’ not by physical exercise, but by exercising ourselves unto Godliness or the wrath of God will fall upon U.S. and burn the fat in judgment. “...and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things...” - (I Tim.4:7,8). Jesus said – “Woe unto you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye make clean the outside of the cup and platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess” – (Mt.23:25). Christ is talking about eating and drinking and having a clean heart, not clean hands and dishes. It’s not the outward that Christ is concerned about, it’s the inward, it’s not skin but sin. It’s not the excess of outward fat, but the inward fat, excessive sins like extortion.
O do not spurn the love and grace of God’s beloved Son on the cross as the perfect, supreme sacrifice for sin, or the wrath of God abides upon you. Repent of your sins and believe in Christ in your heart by faith and you will receive forgiveness of sins and be saved from hell and become a newborn creature in Christ having eternal life. “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” - (Rom.6:23). “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire” - (Rev.20:14,15).
Is your name written there?
Pastor Mike Storti
5000 N. LaCholla- Lot 76
Tucson, AZ 85705
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