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I could write on this subject all day long but due we only get three thousand characters to use I will get to the point. Phil.2:10That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.12Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. We who are stronger in faith are to win them who are foundering with love and kindness, as our Lord did for us while we were yet sinners He dies for us, Ro.2:4Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
So I’m only posting a short interview of one side of an opinion which is bound by Biblical views because quite frankly they are the only ones that are going to be eternally written. Ps.119:89Forever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven. Man must remember who the creator is (Ex.33:19) and who is created and who is to serve whom! Ro.12:1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.2And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.3For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
It doesn’t matter how many gay rights laws they pass or how many governments bow down to Confuses Philosophical terms of misconception and plainly just immoral acts upon a society. Confusion is an abomination (Deu.22:5) to our Lord and it is up to us to try our best with all loving kindness to return a wayward soul back into right thinking; for example, Jms.5:19Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; 20Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins. Mt.7:12Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. Therefore if any on my brothers or sisters sees me falling by the wayside I would hope someone would care enough to stop and administer some aid as the good Samaritan or as they were commanded in the Old Testament as well: Deu.22:4Thou shalt not see thy brother’s ass or his ox fall down by the way, and hide thyself from them: thou shalt surely help him to lift them up again. Same principle at work here! If we see someone who has made an incorrect choice in their sexual orientation and habits we who are stronger in faith are to help steer them back onto the narrow path; Mt.7:13Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in there at: 14Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. If anyone tells you different they are a false prophet or teacher- preacher, see the next verse (15ffs.)! Final comment Gal.6:7Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
Why do we men go on in this short life span of ours thinking we are it and there is none else? With all the expanses of technology and learning into astronomical realms of understandings, we should come to the point, that knowing all there is to know is not going to help us learn anymore about eternity! What we need to know has already been given to us by our forefathers in the Holy Scriptures!
2 Pt.1:20Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. Knowing this that they who wrote it were with God Almighty on earth as seen in Mt.1:23Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us! As we see also in Is.40:3The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God! Is this not what John the Baptist did? Sure it was! Isaiah knew exactly who God was going to be as seen yet again in scripture, as we look to Is.9:6For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. 7Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this. This is the sure mercies of David; that his lineage would sit on the throne of Israel and on the throne in heaven as well, because God is Lord of All, Ac.10:36 and Ac.2:36 both Lord and the Christ! They knew this because the Spirit of the Holy Ghost had lead them into all truths (Jn.14:6-18 and 26 see also Jn.15:1-26) because it is the Spirit of Jesus Christ working in them even from the foundation of creation as seen in 1 Pt.1:11Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. 12Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into. 13Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 14As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: 15But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; 16Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. 17And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear: 18Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: 20Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, 21Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God. 22Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: 23Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever. 24For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: 25But the word of the Lord endureth forever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
Let men understand that he is not the ruler of eternity; he has been given dominion over this planet we call earth and to rule over Satan as seen in Gen.4:5But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. 6And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?
7If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him! Satan was sent here for his exile for being contentious (disobedient) and his covetous, desiring to be ruler over God and His creation, just like man today! We have been given full authority over God’s planet and to rule over the demons and Satan, we are supposed to be the Son’s of God as seen in Jn.10:34Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? 35If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken; 36Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God? 37If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.
You see it is going just like scripture said it would be in these last days before His coming; you will know them by their fruits if they are of God or not! Mt.7:15Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit; neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. 21Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. 24Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 25And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. 26And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 27And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. 28And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: 29For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. Because they were being taught of God and by God in the very flesh; showing them all His own will, Mt.12:31Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. 32And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, and neither in the world to come. We see this picked up again in the 46While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. 47Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. 48But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? 49And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! 50For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother. All those who agree are seen in this verse as well as those who do not agree: 30He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad. We either gather with His word in full authority in our hearts and minds with all our soul and strength as given in the first commandment as well as the second most important commandment as see in Mk.8:29And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: 30And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. 31And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. Or you end up as the guy who cleaned his house, which was his mind with right thinking being born-again of a right spirit, and the cares and philosophies of this world were allowed to be regenerated into a corrupt thinking process seen in our medial streaming coming out of Hollywood as well as almost all the so called entertainment industries polluting our mind set with filth and pornography which comes for Satan himself; he is the price of the air isn’t he? The sad thing is that they even have a gullible society buying their worthless products: That are leading many straight to Hell with their antichrist propaganda and false doctrines of so called wise men; which is nothing but foolishness to our great God! They will end up as seen back in chapter 12 of Matthew: 43When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. 44Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. 45Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation! This is exactly what we are seeing today isn’t it? The Lord’s words will not come back void from its intended target! Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy as seen in Rev.19:10! If anyone knew what they were talking about it was Him!
This is the season of Christ’s birthday celebration for coming into the world; God Almighty robed Himself in flesh and became what He intended all His people to be; servants to their brothers and to do what they would have them do unto him-self: What did He do? He died for every one of us, should we not do the same? We would if we are His disciples (Jn.8:51; Lk.11:28 see Lk.6:46!)! Jn.14:6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. The perfect example of what we are to be doing with our lives that He gave to us! See Ecc.12:7Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. As well as Is.57:16For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls which I have made. The maker of our spirits and the very maker of our own soul is He who created it! We have all been purchased with the very same blood of God; Ac.20:28Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood! This is exactly what Thomas learned also, as we look to scripture yet again; Jn.20:28And Thomas answered and said unto him, My LORD and my God! If Thomas was in error Jesus would have had to correct him right here, but that is exactly who Jesus had been saying who He was; Jn.8:24I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins. If we do not understand Jesus is the I Am of the Old Testament, Ex.3:14 as well as the New Testament as seen in verse 58Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I Am!
Now that we know who God is; we are now able to worship Him as we were instructed to do: Jn.4:23But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. We cannot do this until we know Him and His commandments living in our hearts, with His own Spirit leading us into His truths; not the worlds vain philosophies! We must know His Sovereign words of truth for our lives and be in Him and He is us in His words living in us, which are His Spirit in us, for the flesh profiteth nothing; Jn.6:63It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life! We either live by them or we will die without them! The true terminology or definition for the word to die or death; is to stop living in the realms of the living but you will step into eternity; for there is no such thing as being dead. We are and have an immortal soul and our spirit and our soul which were both made by our creator will be in charge of the place that they will be forever more! Lk.12:4And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. 5But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him. Ps.119:118Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes: for their deceit is falsehood. 119Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love thy testimonies. 120My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments. You see the fear of the Lord is the beginning of all wisdom! Fear not what the advertisers and the media or what the entertainment industry can do to you, but fear Him who is the maker of existence and everything in it! Before we step into eternity we had better know His ways are the eternal ways and if we find ourselves contrary to His word; who are we trying to fight with and make understand our impressions of life as we understand them to be? It matters not what we think is right! The only thing that is of righteousness; is if His own words are living in us, then His righteousness will be accounted as ours as seen in 2 Cor.5:17Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 18And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 19To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. 20Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. 21For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. This is when He starts walking in us and we then become His temples; 2 Cor.6:14Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 15And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 16And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
17Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. 18And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. Without Holiness and righteousness that exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and the Pharisees we are not going to be with Him for eternity! You see the scribes new the scriptures and were trained in them from a young age; they could recite the Old Testament without any help, but they never learned its meanings! Knowing scripture is not going to cut it; it must be in practice in our lives before we can bear His fruits or we will be cut off from Him for eternity! Therefore we cannot just go to any church on the corner and think everything is going to be all right in the end! We must work out our own salvation, Phil.2:12!
We must know who we are worshipping and how He wants it done! The Old Testament church of God in the wilderness could worship God in one fashion; or you ended up as Nadab and Abihu, worshipping Him their way cost them their lives! This was done for our example; we were to learn from it! We get one chance to get this right and it doesn’t matter what this world says and how they live their lives; it matters what we do with the time His has given to us and what we do with it, which makes all the differences in eternity, how we spend that time! This is our training grounds and many are failing miserably!
In this Christmas time the greatest gift we could give anyone is the gift of eternal salvation of their spirit and their soul! It won’t be found under a Christmas tree either, unless you give someone a KJV Holy Bible, then they might stand a chance if they read it and take it to heart and the Holy Spirit leads them into all truths in it; for it is the Father that leads any man to Christ Jesus, Jn.6:44No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. The Father knows who will receive Him in spirit and in truth: 2 Tm.2:19Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let everyone that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. 20But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. 21If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work. We cannot have good works unless we have had a Holy Ghost experience and He now resides in us! Jesus said it best; Jn.3:3Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? 5Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. 8The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. This is only done if He Himself comes inside you as seen in Jn.1:12But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. This is receiving His repentances, Ac.11:15And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning. 16Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost. 17Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as he did unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I, that I could withstand God? 18When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life. This was spoken of the family of Cornelius in the previous chapter who had assembled to here the Apostle Peter tell them the way to salvation! What happened there when this occurred? Ac.10:27And as he talked with him, he went in, and found many that were come together. 28And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean. 29Therefore came I unto you without gainsaying, as soon as I was sent for: I ask therefore for what intent ye have sent for me? 30And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing, 31And said, Cornelius, thy prayer is heard, and thine alms are had in remembrance in the sight of God. 32Send therefore to Joppa, and call hither Simon, whose surname is Peter; he is lodged in the house of one Simon a tanner by the sea side: who, when he cometh, shall speak unto thee. 33Immediately therefore I sent to thee; and thou hast well done that thou art come. Now therefore are we all here present before God, to hear all things that are commanded thee of God. 34Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: 35But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him. 36The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:) 37That word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached; 38How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. 39And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree: 40Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly; 41Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead. 42And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead. 43To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.
44While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. 45And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. 46For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter, 47Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we? 48And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days. Must I remind you that God changes not and every time He comes upon a man He will give him a perfect tongue! 2 Sam.23:2The Spirit of the LORD spake by me, and his word was in my tongue. Is this not what we are seeing in these last days as foretold in Joel 2:28And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy (Rev.19:10; Jn.1:17!), your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: 29And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. This is exactly what the Apostle Peter said was done on the day of the birth of the Pentecostal Church of God! Ac.2:1And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 4And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. (Mal.3:6 and Heb.13:8) 5And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. 6Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. 7And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans? 8And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born? 9Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, 10Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, 11Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God. 12And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?
13Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine. 14But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words: 15For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day. 16But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; 17And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: 18And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: 19And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: 20The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come: 21And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. 22Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: 23Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: 24Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. 25For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved: 26Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope: 27Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. 28Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance. 29Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. 30Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne; 31He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. 32This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. 33Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. 34For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, 35Until I make thy foes thy footstool. 36Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.
37Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? 38Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 39For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the LORD our God shall call. 40And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.
Even the Apostle to the Gentiles taught the same thing because he received his revelations form Jesus Christ Himself in the deserts of Arabia (See Gal. for his verifications of Ordainment! As well as Ac.9:1-22 ffs.). The Apostle Paul taught the same way to the disciples of John the Baptist who were already were baptized; Ac.19:1And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples, 2He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. 3And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John’s baptism. 4Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. 5When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus: 6And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied. 7And all the men were about twelve. This is the New Testament covenant to receive His repentances upon us who are sinners and are dead in our sins! We must be justified in order to be able to stand before our Lord who is an all consuming fire (Heb.12:29)!
The New Testament Covenant; The mandatory Christmas gift!
1 Cor.6:11And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
See Ro.6:1What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 2God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? 3Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? 4Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 5For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: 6Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. 7For he that is dead is freed from sin. 8Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: 9Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. 10For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. 11Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. 12Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. As well as Col.2:1For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh; 2That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; 3In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. 4And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words. 5For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ. 6As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: 7Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. 8Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. 9For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 10And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: 11In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:
12Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. 13And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; 14Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross. 15And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. Who have received His repentance to do you harm because you were once a sinner but now have received His repentance to do you harm because you are not any longer a sinner and sin no longer has a place in your life because you are not your own any longer you have been purchased with a blood baptism and with a name that has all power attached to it, the glorious name of Jesus Christ at your New Testament Covenant Baptism, Jn.14:14 if we keep His commandments He will do all things for us when we seek Him in His righteousness, Mt.6:33 but we need to be in His Righteousness in order to receive Him in His purity; we need to have a heart that has been purified by His name being baptized in water going down in the watery grave and being reborn in His likeness! He told the paralyzed man who He had made whole to go and sin no more or a worse thing will come upon him (Jn.5:14 see also 8:11 Jesus told the adulteress the same thing! Mal.3:6 He changes not, the world does but not our Lord, Holiness and Righteousness is required to enter into His Kingdom!)! Salvation and His word being applied to our lives is impossible without His Holy Spirit in you! What could be a more perfect gift for Christmas? Then the perfect gift of Jesus’ own Spirit in you! Is that not a requirement to be with Him who is perfect? Mt.5:48Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. This is impossible for man but with God in you all things are then possible, Mt.19:26! This is the only way to heaven and that is when Jesus is in you; Mt.12:28 and see Lk.11:20But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you. Mt.4:17From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Jesus is that Kingdom we are seeking if we show works worthy of repentance as the Apostle Paul preached to King Agrippa in Ac.26:19Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision: 20But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance. For is this not what we will be judged against? According to Jesus it is! Rv.22:1And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. 2In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: 4And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. 5And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign forever and ever. 6And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done. 7Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book. 8And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things. 9Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God. 10And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. 11He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. 12And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. 13I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. 14Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. 15For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. 16I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. 17And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. 18For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. 20He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. 21The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. Is this not the perfect Christmas gift, life everlasting with our King of kings and LORD of lords! Surely it must be!
It will only come to lose few who have His everlasting Spirit in them and it breathes in them and walks in them as seen in Jer.31:31Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: 32Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD: 33But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. 34And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. To all of these who keep a sharp eye out for their own countenances and make sure we judge ourselves according to His life giving words as seen in 1 Cor.11:31For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. 32But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world. If we would judge ourselves to His word we would see where exactly we really stood in His likenesses! Are we really trying to please God or are we trying to have Him bless us in our sins and end up having God work for us and our lying ways of hypocrisy? Will we pass the true test of truth His Truths? We will if we walk in His way and His life is our life and His Truths are our truths as well! This is called putting our beliefs to practice with more than just believing we have put it in our lives and live our faith with works and fruits worthy of His Repentance for us! This is having a pure heart worthy of His loving kindness which leads us to repentance, Ro.2:4! We must have this kind of love for all His creatures and men who are all our brothers, for all the Law is revealed and carried out in this one verse; to love your brother as yourself. You see our great God became flesh and blood for our Salvation so that we can be saved by the blood of God! So when we do this to our brothers and to the least of these, we do it unto our Lord who became our Brother as well as our LORD GOD! So when we do as commanded in His saying, precepts, judgments, Commandments, as well as line upon line, here a little and there a little being led by His Holy Spirit into all scriptures which are His sovereign perfect Spirit working in us we become perfect in Him! Or we end up like those in verse thirteen of Is.28:9Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. 10For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: 11For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people. 12To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.
13But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken. These are those who Jesus was talking about in the seeds sown in different types of soil; the word of God is the seed being planted in us and we are to be found in different types of soil; only one soil produced a crop worthy of being harvested yielding much fruits. One out of four seeds sown came to production and yielding a harvest!
Many are called by few will be chosen in the end, who have made themselves ready for His coming! Mt.7:13Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in there at: 14Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Mt.20:16So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen: And finally sees yet again in Mt.22:14For many are called, but few are chosen. I think the Lord was trying His best to warn us to beware of false preacher, teachers and prophets; it is going to take a miracle for us to go and be with Him! It is His supernatural miracle we are looking for to be in Him and Him in us; why would today’s preachers say that these things are not for us today? Has God changed? No He is the same yesterday, today and forevermore! It takes a supernatural experience to become one with Him and His life leading us to Him, working in us, bring forth fruits worthy of repentances! You will know them by their fruits, do we cloth the naked, do we feed the hungry, do we visit the widows and orphans? According to James this is being perfect and Christ in us, Jm.1:18Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. 19Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: 20For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. 21Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. 22But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. 25But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. 26If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain. 27Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. This is the basis to the beginning of the next chapter which he bring it all home; if we have not works worthy of faith that is more than just believing! Even the demons believe in One Lord God and tremble, Jms.2:19; what happened to men’s trembling, fear, reverence, and most of all their respect for the Almighty God?
This is the greatest gift anyone could receive; and that is a calling to serve our Lord and His gospel; see Mk.8:34And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 35For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it. 36For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? 37Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? 38Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.
Only those who are found living in His truths with all their pure hearts will be His token living stones, Mal.3:16Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name. 17And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. 18Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not. 1 Pt.2: Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speaking: 2As newborn babies, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: 3If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. 4To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, 5Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. 6Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. 7Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, 8And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. 9But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light; 10Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. 11Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; 12Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
We are called to be a Holy Priestly Nation, 1 Pt.1:13Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 14As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: 15But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; 16Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. 17And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear: 18Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: 20Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, 21Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God. 22Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: 23Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever. 24For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: 25But the word of the Lord endureth forever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you. From New Testament to Old the Lord stays the same; Ex.19:5Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: 6And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel. Did we not come from Adam? Are we not his seed too? Are we not to be blessed with all the nations as spoken to Abraham in Gen.12:3And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. Who do what? Ecc.12:10The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth: 11The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd. 12And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh. 13Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil. We as the created have our jobs to do; we must adhere to all His sayings, which are our scriptures given to us for our edification as we see in scripture yet again: 2 Tm.3:12Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. 13But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. 14But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; 15And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. Because unless man is born-again he cannot come to understand the importance of living a sanctified, consecrated; Holy life of Righteousness being one with God in faithful trust in every word given to us for our eternal heath! Jesus said it best; Jn.10:35If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came and the scripture cannot be broken; If we live by His word and His words live in us we are the Son’s of God and scripture cannot be broken and we are one with Him and He is one with us, Jn.10:30I and my Father are one. Will they not pick up stones to stone us as well? It seems so, all the liberals and Homosexuals seem to be the most upset with us at present! We don’t mean to be hateful or sarcastic; we must teach the Lord’s truths because He changes not and anything that is not of Him will be cast into the eternal fire for purging and cleansing for eternity to come! The only things that belong in there are the things that left their first estate, which were the evil spirits who were led away by Satan and his blasphemous ideas which he taught to Adam and Eve, which is disobedience to God’s word! The only way to God is to have faith in Him and His word or we are still in sin as Adam and Eve were before the Lord brought them the skins for clothing which came from the first sacrifices for their sins!
How many of us are going to Hell because we have not the greatest gift that one could receive at Christmas, the blood of God brought to bear for our sins and to cover them never to be seen again! We have this race to run but it must be run by His rules not the rules of this world but by having a relationship with God, living in His truths not yours or the world’s, but of His! Only those found in the book of life will see Him for eternity, all others are headed for Hell, where the worm dieth not and the fire is never quenched; and you become the fuel for the fire, see Eze.21:31-32 and Eze.22:30-31! Lk.14:25And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them, 26If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. 27And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. 28For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? 29Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, 30Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. 31Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? 32Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace. 33So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple. 34Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned? 35It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. The only thing salt that has lost its flavor is good for is putting on ice and snow; but then it becomes dissipated into the earth, it even kills the grass unless it is dissipated enough not to harm it. Salt then becomes one with the earth again and in the end the earth itself is going to be burned up and purified with God’s Holy Fire: 2 Pt.3:1This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance: 2That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour: 3Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 4And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. 5For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: 6Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: 7But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. 8But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 10But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 11Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 12Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? 13Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. 14Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. 15And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; 16As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. This brings us to Peter’s last farewell warning:17Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. 18But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen.
You see we have to follow everything Jesus told us to do, even His then Disciples who then turned into Jesus’ Ordained Apostles; Jn.15:1- 14Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. 15Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. 16Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. 17These things I command you, that ye love one another. 18If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. 19If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
20Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
21But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me.
22If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin.
23He that hateth me hateth my Father also.
24If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.
25But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause. 26But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
27And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning. Have we not all been with the Lord from all eternity; He who knows the beginning from the end? Who knows who will keep His words for eternity! Only those who have His words placed on our hearts will be in Him and Him in us forever! Only if we keep growing in knowledge and faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord of all, who is in all; If you have been born-again of His Spirit in you or you are none of His yet still, Ro.8:1-9 and you are only deceiving yourselves with your vain imaginations!
Hag.1:5Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts: Consider your ways.
Rv.2:5Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
Lord’s Way Ministries
Rev. G. L. Boyett
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