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44 As soon
as they hear [shema`] ['ozen] of me, they shall
obey [shama`] me: the strangers [ben] [nekar] shall submit [kachash] themselves unto me. KJV-Interlinear
44 As soon
as they hear, they obey me; Foreigners submit to me. NASB
Obey, 'shama,' refers to obedience, or to make the noise of obedience, to act out overtly as though one is obedient.
Submit, 'kachash,' means to feign, to fake, to lie, to act out in a hypocritical fashion, to make overt ovations, but in fact are really thinking the opposite.
And so the spiritually negative person, is aware of the reputation and power of God, and when they come face to face with His awesome power, they bow low with an overt expression, but are really thinking hate, disrespect, indifference in their hearts.
When David defeated enemy after enemy, still others came along with hypocritical attitudes and no respect for David as a king, as a national leader, as a military strategist.
And yet Davids reputation preceded him in the piles of corpses he left on the battlefield.
And so during the Tribulation, and when Christ returns at the Second Advent, He too will leave corpses stacked as high as the horses bridle on battlefields worldwide.
When that future period of history arrives, during that entire seven year period, not one single family will be untouched by the judgments and death that will inundate the planet. And for the entire seven years, the storms, disasters, gang violence, organized atrocities and worse will escalate more and more, on an unprecedented scale.
And even then, in the face of the most horrendous terror and judgments ever in history, people will still mock God, people will still make false ovations, people will still pretend obedience, but will really hate and resent God with a passion.
And doesn't that seem rather odd, when people are faced with God awesome power and have nothing of their own to counter it?
But then, people even today, make phony endorsements, pretend obedience, but really pursue things that are convenient and acceptable to them, rather than things that are consistent with Gods will.
What do you suppose they can expect when their individual judgment day arrives?
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