Knee-Mail: Drusilla! How Could You Do That?

Knee-Mail:    Drusilla! How Could You Do That?
From:    Kent Hovind
Sent:    September 25, 2009
Posted: June 11, 2010
To:    Drusilla
Subject:    Injustice and Money
Acts 24: 24-27    24And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ.  25And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.  26He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.  27But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix room: and Felix, willing to show the Jes a pleasure, left Paul bound.

kh:    Lord, the more I talk with people who have been hurt by the injustices in our land, the more I wonder how evil people can do what they do and still sleep at night. Doesn’t their conscience bother them?

GOD:    At first, it does. But if a person does evil long enough, their conscience becomes seared with a hot iron (1 Timothy 4:2). They lose feeling and can do evil and sleep just fine. It’s like they are walking dead men (Ephesians 4:19; Jude 12-16). Several people in My Word got that way. Let’s go visit Drusilla. She’s a good example. …There she is, Son. Enjoy your visit.

kh:    Thanks, Lord.

KH:    Excuse me ma’am. May I talk with you for a minute?

Drusilla (Dru): Yes. How can I help you?

KH:    Well, you look like a queen of some kind. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself?

Dru:    Yes. I’m a Jew (Acts 24:24) and I am married to Felix the procurator of Judah.

KH:    What does a procurator do?

Dru:    He is a governor of sorts, but he answers directly to Caesar instead of the Roman Senate. Caesar puts them in charge of provinces that cause trouble. People say my husband is cruel and greedy, but he simply has a hard job to do. Two years ago he heard a case involving a man named Paul. I sat in on that one. It was obvious Paul was innocent, but Felix felt it was best to leave him in prison. Sometimes people will pay money to get out of prison.

KH:    Sort of like ransom?

Dru:    We look at it more like the cost of doing business. And besides, we were worried about what the Jews would think (Acts 24:26-27). In this troubled province, it’s simply easier not to make waves.

KH:    But what about the fact that Paul sits in prison for two years even though he didn’t break any laws?

Dru:    That’s just an unfortunate side of politics.

KH:    Does it bother you?

Dru:    It did at first. It really bothered my husband for a while after Paul preached (Acts 24:25).

KH:    What did he preach about that bothered your husband?

Dru:    Oh, it bothered both of us! He preached about righteousness and we don’t have much of that. My great grandfather killed a bunch of babies in Bethlehem years ago. It had to be done to protect the throne. My dad Herod Agrippa I, killed James (Acts 12:1-2). My brother, Herod Agrippa II, married our sister Bernice. That upset lots of people!

Paul also preached about self-control. Ha! We definitely don’t have much of that! But the worst part was when he preached about a coming judgment (Acts 24:25)!  My husband was shaking! He sent Paul away until he calmed down. After that, he talked with Paul a lot (Acts 24:26), but it never bothered him as much as that first time.

KH:    Does it bother him now?

Dru:    Oh, we don’t talk about it or worry about it much. We just go about our life. Paul gets fed and we let him write letters and stuff, so he’s fine.

KH:    How can you say he’s fine? He’s unjustly imprisoned.

Dru:    We don’t look at it that way. His peers think he did something wrong even though we couldn’t find any evidence to substantiate that, so we simply blame Paul’s condition on his peers. They are happy as long as he is imprisoned. We keep hinting that Paul could be released if he offered enough money (Acts 24:26), but no one has met our price yet.

KH:    So it’s all about the money (1 Timothy 6:10)?

Dru:    Isn’t it always?

KH:    Yes. Just like in the movie,  “Follow the yellow brick road.”

Dru:    What’s a movie?

KH:    Never mind. That would take a while to explain! So do you sleep alright at night.

Dru:    Most nights. If I have trouble there are plenty of drugs or drinks to help with sleep.

KH:    I see. Well, thanks for your time. I need to go.

Dru:    You are most welcome.   …

kh:    Some things never change do they, Lord?

GOD:    Not yet, Son; but, they will when I take over! Go walk the track. I’ve got your back.

6 Comments

  1. baycommander June 12, 2010 6:53 am Reply

    Dear Dr. Hovind,
    This post really helped me personally, as I am dealing with a dishonest boss. I believe the Lord is training me to deal with widespread persecution and a generally socialist mentality. What to do? What Paul did-the Lord’s will! And I thank Him for faithful contemporary examples like you. I am collecting and memorizing verses to strengthen me. So far Isaiah 41:12, 13 and 2 Chronicles 32:8 have been an enormous encouragement.
    In Christ,
    Kathy Jaggers for the family

  2. javin1012000 June 17, 2010 10:33 pm Reply

    Dr. Hovind, you probably don’t remember me but i was a student at Brownsville Revival School of Ministry in p’cola. I got to work with you on a presentation you made there. I have never forgotten it. I got to sit beside you and assisted you in what you needed. It was a great experience getting to hear you speak on creation!! I even applied at the dino land! I hope you and the Mrs. are well. I am praying for y

    Also, believe it or not i was lost when i lived in pensacola 2000-2002. I got saved on Dec. 12 2004. Praise the Lord…but i have never forgotten certain teachings and yours has been one i refer to when i speak now in Youth!!

    I currently meet
    Brian Estell from GA. He also teaches creation…we have enjoyed talking about what we believe and always refer back to you…Dr. Dino.

    The Lord is our strength!!

    Javin Arrington

  3. for Jesus’ name: Phillip-George (c)1974 June 18, 2010 6:33 am Reply

    brother Kent – this blog has become so quiet! slow news I suppose.
    Carl Wieland of Brisbane’s Creation Minitries International travelled to HongKong to meet the recent Noah’s Ark Expedition team. His “interim” findings/ conclusion is that they are victims of a hoax. He suggests the timbers “discovered” show signs of modern planing/ milling technology.
    To me it seemed inconceivable anyone would haul heavy timbers 14,000 feet[?] up a mountain to construct anything. But perhaps the economics of a successful hoax was reason enough? The photos posted didn’t impress me as “covered within and without with pitch” – but I thought, maybe “inner” rooms/ chambers were not?

    Josephus seems to have indicated portions of the Ark were still visible in his day?

    Perhaps there is still work for another team, and a final uncovering.

    http://creation.com/noahs-ark-or-what

    the earthquakes have kept on coming. talk soon I hope.

  4. rohanmeyer June 21, 2010 7:47 am Reply

    Bro Hovind,

    You’re ministry have done a lot to establish the factuality of the Bible in so many people I know. Thanks for that!

    We still pray for you and the CSE ministry. We pray that the LORD will help you and your family in this time, also that God would lead your son, Eric, to be prudent and successful in running CSE. Let us not remove the ancient landmarks which our fathers have set. Let us ask for the old paths wherein is the way of life, and walk therein.

    The faithful Creator will reward us if we keep on walking in the path of true Christian seperation from heresy. I must say I am a bit concerned with what appears to be somewhat of a ‘friendliness’ with pseudo-Christian organisations such as TBN, lately. (Forgive me if I’m wrong.)

    Nevertheless, I pray for you all.

    May the LORD use the work that you do to break down this curse of evolution in the minds of deceived people. May the LORD grant you wisdom.

    In Christ,
    Meyer family from England

  5. Chris Smart September 6, 2010 3:43 pm Reply

    Dear Kent,
    The soft back book you requested and I sent, has been returned unopened. It was refused despite having ‘book’ and ‘soft media’ written on the outside. The sticker said No Package Authorisation. Do I need permission to post? Please could you advise me by email or otherwise where I can send this to you via a relative or friend that could deliver it to you?

    Just watched a video of yours on Youtube explaining about the KJV, very interesting.

    God Bless You

  6. Larry Sayers September 9, 2010 9:13 pm Reply

    Dr. Hovind, I have your siminar and debate tapes. They have been a great blessing to me personally. You are one of the most brilliant speakers I have ever heard. I am of the opinion that you are where you are because God did not deem some of your audience worthy of your messasge. Perhaps He has given up on some of them and given them over to their own confusion and delusion. If the rapture does not occur before you get out, when you do get out, hopefully there will be more of your audience worthy of your message. May the Lord continue to bless you and yours and reward you all mightily for your faithfulness.

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