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Mt.25:40And the King shall answer and say unto them: Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. See also 1 Jn.4:16Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren (Are we not all one flesh under Adam and Eve? If so then all the world is our brethren!). 17But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?18My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth! 19And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him!
And James; Jms.2:14What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? 15If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, 16And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? 17Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone!
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The Biggest Lie Ever Told:
Is That It Is Impossible To Live Without Sinning!
(1Jn.5:18We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not!)
Heb.10: 26For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
27But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
28He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
29Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden underfoot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
30For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
31It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
I was reading the an article someone wrote on anointing, and how that is the only way to defeat Satan, like I do with all those who want to teach the word of God right up to the point where they made a mistake…then I stopped because if they made one assumption and it was wrong all the rest are in question also, and I don’t have the time to go around correcting everyone. They said man does not have the power over Satan without God’s anointing, or the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit, which is the anointing. I bring you to Cain in Genesis 4:7If 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. Him seen here is none other than Satan, which in the Old Testament the people were only endowed with the Holy Spirit when it was needed for God’s purposes as in prophets, and Judges on occasions when a miracle was needed; and kings as well at certain times.
You see God made earth so that He could cleanse Heaven and throw out the unclean angels who left their first estate; God made man made out of the dirt of the earth to have Dominion over all the Earth, even Satan!
Adam and Eve lost their relationship and union which was the in filling of God’s Holy Spirit in them, because God is that Spirit, seen and talked about by Jesus in Jn.4:24 who is Holy but God, Rev.4:8 and we are to be Holy Because He is Holy, 1 Pt.1:16Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I AM Holy. From Lev.11:44-45 as well as many other places seen scattered out all through the Holy Bible. When Adam and Eve sinned they lost that special union with the Holy Spirit in them, they were in fact forgiven, by the shedding of the blood of an innocent animal, from wince they got their new clothing; which God had made them, by the sacrificing for the remittance or God’s repentance of having to destroy them, for the wages of sin is death to the sinner, because God changes not, Mal.3:6. Adam and Eve died just as God said they would when they had committed sin, because God cannot lie, Num.23:19 see also 11:23; 1 Sam.15:29; 1 Kin.8:56; Jms.1:16-17; see also Tit.1:2 and Heb.6:17-18 as well as Heb.13:8!
My point though is this, that Cain even when God knew Cain’s heart still gave Cain a way and the ability to go and sin no more, even before Cain killed his brother. Just as Jesus told the Adulteress to go and sin no more (Jn.8:11) without the in filling of the Holy Spirit, as well as the Cripple seen in Jn.5:14. All of this was done before the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon all flesh, that is being done in these Latter Days as prophesied by Joel 2:28 as well as a few other places in the Book of Acts for example. Because as of yet the Holy Spirit had not been poured out as seen in Jn.7: 39(But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.). Even still God had given us, the human race; the ability to govern our emotions, our minds, and our free will; so that we can chose to do that which is right or we would never have been at fault at any time! If this was the case it would then be impossible to sin, if we had no choice in the matter; if we had no abilities to keep from doing it in the first place would we? There could have never been sin at all unless we had been given freewill! Satan can have no power over anyone unless they submit to him and allow their minds to be controlled, just as our teachings are leading some to righteousness and holiness or in some cases when people do not clearly understand all scripture with the true anointing of God’s own Spirit in us, who inspired the whole Holy Bible seen in 2 Tm.3:16-17, as well as seen in 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. Which is the Spirit of this one seen here in the previous verse; 19We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: Who is none other than God in the flesh of Jesus Christ who spoke to the men of old about His own demise as seen in 1 Pt.1:9Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. 10Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: 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.
Which is shown to us in Paul’s writings as well, seen here in Ro.8:9But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
If we do not have the Spirit of God which is the Spirit, the Spirit of Jesus Christ we have nothing; and we are none of His yet still! Only those who have been truly born-again of water and of the Spirit are those who are in fact called and chosen of God 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. Who had received God’s own repentance seen in 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.
You see Cornelius was baptized the same as the Apostles who were in the upper room seen in 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.
We see here it filled the whole room or house (Some even think this happened in the Temple but it did not, for the Apostles were still in hiding behind locked doors, being afraid of the Sanhedrin!), but the Holy Spirit which is Jesus’ own Spirit coming to be with them who will teach them of all that Jesus ever instructed them and to bring back to their recall the ability to receive from Jesus what is His to give them, from the Father who is Jesus’ own Spirit, Jn.14:18I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. This is the Spirit that the world cannot have because it knows not who Jesus is, seen in the prior verses; 17Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. Was not Jesus dwelling with them here? Which came to them as He said He would? As we look to these other scriptures as proof:
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! Jesus is the manifestation of God who is the Holy Spirit, because Jesus said God is a Spirit in Jn.4:24, and when we see Jesus we see the invisible God in Jesus, Jn.12:45And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me. Because they are one in the same person, Jn.10:30I and my Father are one. Because that which is Flesh is flesh and that which is Spirit is spirit and all spirits will return to the one who gave it, seen in Ecc.12:7Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
Jesus is God manifested in the flesh as seen in scripture, 1 Tm.3:16And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
We too cannot worship God in Spirit and in Truth unless we too have His Spiritual baptism in us, or we are none of His yet still until we too speak in His Heavenly Languages! This was shown to us in 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! Many are preaching this is not for us today as well, they too are the ones who have no rest in their spirit’s as well! They too are described in the very next verse; 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.
All because they had not the True Holy Spirit living in them and they could not receive the word of God correctly and lost hope of understanding His words that He gave to us for our Grace of the Gospel seen in Ac.20: 24But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God. Which is the word of God to us so we will know His will of our lives as seen in a few verses on down from this one here; seen in this verse, 32And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified. We are sanctified by God’s word living in us, which is the Holy Spirit which is the word of God made flesh seen in Jn.1:1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2The same was in the beginning with God. 3All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. 6There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. 8He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. 9That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. 10He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 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. 14And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Jesus is the light seen in Gen.1:3 and then again in Jn.8:12 because Jesus is the I AM, seen here too: Look to Ex.3:14 and then we see why the Priests always wanted to stone Jesus as seen here as well; Jn.8: 58Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I AM! Because the priest knew exactly what Jesus was saying here that He is God, just as the scriptures say He is, such as this one as well; 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! Who is conceived of God who is the Father seen here, who is in fact the Holy Spirit who is the power of the HIGHEST seen in Lk.1:35And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing (HOLY ONE) which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. Which is the adopted flesh of King David so all prophecy could be fulfilled in Jesus Christ, who is now the Son of God by or according to the flesh used! 2 Sam.7:4-16 shows us the sure mercies given to David as he is now the adopted flesh and Son of God, seen in Ps.110:1The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
You see it takes all scripture to come to God correctly, not just the ones we want to use, we must have the only interpreter given who can rightfully teach us what He meant when He had it written! Jesus is that Spirit (Jn.1:17), of grace, which is the gospel and the word of God (Ac.20:24 and 32) made flesh and now glorified flesh as seen here in Jn.16:27For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. 28I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: AGAIN, I leave the world, and go to the Father. Jesus is the Father seen here in Jn.14:7If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him (The Father is dwelling in Jesus and must be the Holy Spirit, that doeth the works! Which was reavealed to us two times in the book of Matthew, seen in Mt.3:17 where God from heaven spoke and said “In Him I AM, well pleased!” As well as in Mt.17:5! While we were told to listen to Jesus because He is the manifested word of God to us, Jn.17:3 and if we believe in God we should believe in Jesus, Jn.14:1 for they are one in the same, Jn.10:30, 1 Tm.3:16, Gal.3:20, and Zec,14:9; 12:10 and the will look upon Me whom they have pierced!). 8Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us. 9Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father? 10Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. (The Father is the Holy Spirit, which worketh in Jesus Christ!)
Because Jesus is the I AM, seen here to: Jn.14:6Jesus saith unto him, I AM the WAY, (I AM) the Truth (Jn.1:17 who is the begotten God in verse 18 in many original Greek manuscripts!), and (I AM) the Life (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!): no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Jesus is the gateway to the Kingdom of God because Jesus is the Kingdom of God seen here in these verses as well; Mt.12:28But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. You see Jesus when He started His ministry said for the people to repent for the Kingdom of God was at hand, Mt.4:17! Jesus is the finger of God seen here in Lk.11:20But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you. One cannot come to the Spirit without repenting and opening the door of their hearts and then He will come in and dine with them, but they must be married to the groom before they can become the bride, who is without spot, wrinkle and who keeps herself without blemish, Eph.5:27! This is done by keeping one self within the parameters of God’s commandments, which is talked about in Jn.14:15 and seen also in 1 Jn.1- chapters 5 that talks about living without sin in your life, for those who are righteous keep themselves from the wicked one.
We do this by spirit and by the flesh as well because the flesh cannot please God, Ro.8:1There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 2For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. 3For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: 4That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 5For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. 6For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 8So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. 9But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. 10And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. 12Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. 13For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. 14For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
We cannot have the correct theology unless we have the Spirit of Almighty God living in us then we will have the mind of Christ Jesus, seen in 1 Cor.2:1And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. 2For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. 3And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. 4And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: 5That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. 6Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: 7But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: 8Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 10But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 11For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. 12Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 13Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 16For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ.
God has hard wired us to come to Him because he has made us in His image, and if we just listen to the Spirit which has been poured out on all flesh since the birth of the bride which was done on the day of Pentecost, we too can have a right mind as well, if we just step out from being among the wicked which is of the world, seen in 1 Jn.5:19. This is exactly what Peter taught in his first sermon when about 3000 souls were won to Christ Jesus. Because they too heard the word of God and it rung true in their ears and followed their hearts, and gave their flesh over unto the Holy Spirit and were reconciled to God, by the word of God being preached, which is sharper that a two edged sword, and cut through their sin and hardened hearts, because the word of God is that which cleanses us, Jn.15:3, and we only abide in Jesus when we abide in the word of God given to us in His Holy Bible for this one reason, to be reconciled unto Jesus Christ for the remission of our sins, 2 Cor.5:19-21! That is why we must have a right mind in which we can come and find the true way to God and His reward for us, when we too come and find ourselves walking in unity once again in Spirit and in His Truths not man’s. We cannot be Jesus’ unless we have His name, just as the bride cannot be the wife of her husband unless she takes His name, and how can we too be the bride of Jesus Christ unless we have been buried in the grave of a watery death to self, unless we too have been buried in the water like Jesus did in the Jordan, but we must be buried as He has shown us, He who has no sin, became sin for us, when He took on our sin. So we cannot be His and follow Him in His righteousness unless we too have His name given to us as seen in Ac.2:38-40 and further verses. We too must come out from among this untoward generation before we can receive His Spirit in us, so that this shows we too can come out from among the sin of this world and turn to righteousness, which is being just, and right thinking, as seen in Mt.5:17Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 18For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. 19Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Unless our righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees we will not enter into His kingdom, that is what repentance is all about, we must repent before we can receive his Spirit in us, that is done all by ourselves making a right decision, even before we receive the anointing of God as shown to us in Ac.10: With Cornelius and all his house with him. They received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues as the Spirit gave them the utterance! Then they too were baptized in the only name by which salvation comes, seen in Ac.4:12 which is the name of the groom, in Jesus’ name or we are not saved yet still: It takes being justified before we are seen as regenerated, and reconciled unto God by the name of Jesus Christ! Because we believe in that name as required in scripture, Jn.3.15That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God!
Jesus said we search scripture for salvation, for that is the soul reason God gave us His word, so we could become His bride and be reconciled unto Him, and all scripture from Gen.1:1 to Rev.22:21 is about one subject becoming God’s children and the wife of the Groom, which are of Jesus Christ seen in Jn.5:39Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me! All power is attached to that one name, Jn.14:14 and that is why we do and ask for everything in that name because it is required of us in scripture, Col.3:17And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. If we are His we will do the same as the Apostles did as well, because they knew all power was in the only name by which salvation comes, Ac.4:12Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. That is the only way to be justified before God is by having His name called out over us in our marriage ceremony, in baptism, seen in Ro.6:4 and Col.2:12 the New Testament Covenant. For that one reason we too must follow after the Apostles because Jesus said we would in Jn.15:20Remember 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. The Apostles were Jesus’ only Ordained Disciples who carried out His will as seen in Jn.8:47 and in Jn.8:51Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. All Because they too knew for a fact who Jesus was, that He was the true God with us, Mt.1:23 and if we do not understand who Jesus is we too will die in our sins; 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. before Abraham Jesus is the I AM, Jn.8:58!
You see I too fell for all the teachings of the Roman Catholics too, with the trinity, because it was handed down to me from others who had not read the Holy Bible regularly, and sought is out as is required of us in Phil.2:12Wherefore, 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. You see it takes someone with the Holy Spirit in them to lead you to all the scriptures in the right order to see what God was talking about as seen in 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: and yet they would not hear! You see we cannot be drawn away with religious services or tradition of men as shown to us in 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 (You see Paul did not say a word about the Holy Spirit here because Paul knew who God is and that God is that Holy Spirit who is the Father in Jesus Christ which doeth the works talked about in Jn.14:7-10.); 3In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge (1 Cor.2:16). 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 fullness 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 (As we too are called out to do as well, if we too are going to follow Jesus Christ in word, in deed, and in our lives, Jn.14:6!). 16Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holy day, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days: 17Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ. 18Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, 19And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God. 20Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances, 21(Touch not; taste not; handle not; 22Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men? 23Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body: not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.
All that is required of us is to keep Jesus’s commandments as well as His Apostles commandments as seen in 1 Cor.11:1Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. 2Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you. If we have been bought with a price no man can repay, then we have no reason to keep unto all His words or ordinances if we cannot help but sin. This too is a lie from the devil! All men have the capabilities of leading a righteous and holy life; if not it would not have been commanded by God, seen in Gen.17:1 as well as God in the flesh in Mt.5:48Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. Otherwise we have no right to call ourselves Christians unless we walk Christ like, 1 Jn.2:1My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: 2And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. 3And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. 4He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. 6He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked. Even as Jesus Himself taught us too: Lk.6:46And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? When we do we will then be seen as one of these here: 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.
Which we all who have had the baptism of the Holy Spirit are more than easily able to accomplish this because we have the very Spirit of God in us, because we are to be His Holy Temples, 1 Cor.3:16Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 17If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. So if you are truly of God you will not defile His Temple, and sin will have no hold on you because you are more than he that is in the world because greater is He that is in you; 1 Jn.4:4! With man this is impossible, but with God in you, all things then become possible, Mt.19:26! If man has made a decision to repent and go and sin no more, then God will give him the power to accomplish this task if his salvation is at cost here. God will always make a way when there is no way, to them who are called by His name! How are we to be the Temple of God unless God live in us? This too shows us who God is, just as the Father was in Jesus who is God so then we too who have Jesus’ name then too have His Holy Spirit in us as well, if we have had His supernatural event given to us as His gift of His Repentance of what He was going to do to us until we became His servant, 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! Because we have conformed to His will for us! Otherwise we are still in our will and that is the same as presumptuous sin by being in our will, saying to ourselves it doesn’t matter. This is worshipping God in your fashion and not in truth as required for us if we are really the true children of God! We have more than enough power given to us even before the baptism of the Holy Ghost to go and live sin free; if we put our heart and soul into it! How else is one to come to God with a pure heart that is required unless He has given us that ability?
2 Tm.2:19Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let every one 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. 22Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
You see no man can come to Jesus unless the Father draweth him, Mt.11:44No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. So you see especially today after the Holy Spirit has been poured out on all flesh can we receive what is required of us in the word of God, because every word is eternal life to us our eternal death to them who receive not His word! The LORD is not willing that any should be lost and that all come to repentance, 2 Pt.3:9The 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. But only those who are of God will receive His word (Jn.8:47) because the world cannot receive this word, 1 Jn.4:5They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. 6We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. That is how we too discern the spirits whether they are of God or not! The word of the world will never line up with God’s because the world lies in wickedness, 1 Jn.5:19!
Many, many people who call themselves Christians have not understood that being called a Christian means to be Christ Like! How can they when they have never really actually ever really repented yet! They say the received Jesus into their lives and then go back and live as those in the world which still lies in wickedness so then how in truth was there ever a conversion? You cannot drink of the cup of this world and live in sin still and call yourself a child of the living God! God will not and never will live in an unclean vessel and that vessel, if it is to be clean, must live and abide in His every word given to us in the Holy Bible so that we would know His will for us; which is our purpose! Otherwise we worship in a false religion made up in our own minds; this is no better than rebellion which is being contentious, see 1 Sam.15:22And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD (This speaks of continual repentances, is just the same as re-crucifying Jesus daily, as we live in sin! This is called presumptuous sin of being out of the will of God purposely, which is the unforgivable sin in any age, Mt.12:31-32 and 46-50!)?
Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. 23For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king (If God rejected the King of Israel He will reject you as well; because God changes not, Heb.13:8!). You see here just mentioned, another perfect example of where someone was instructed to do that which was commanded of him and he chose not to; because of whatever reason, it doesn’t matter what that reason was or is, to obey God is being a perfect and willing sacrifice to Him! Prov.15:8The sacrifice (Your life and even your prayer!) of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight. Prov.28:9He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination. The word of God is our Law, which is the Holy Bible, every word of it, not just the ones we want to keep! Or our prayers will be nothing more than an abomination to God! How are we to be a peculiar and Holy people unto God and walk as those in the world; as well as dress, talk, and think as they do? There’s nothing peculiar and Holy (Which means separated and consecrated for the LORD’s use!) about you then is there? Conforming to God’s will is a life changing event not just saying some words and walking off and doing just as you did before, thinking you are forgiven while you still live in the sin of this world!
I don’t buy it and neither will God who sees to your very soul. That doesn’t sound like being perfect and without spot or wrinkle which is being without blemish, that is required of Him, who wants a pure bride! Jesus Himself warned us all in scripture too: Look to these scriptures here: Mt.10:32Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. 33But whosoever shall deny me (Which is His Word, that bears eternal life!) before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. 34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword (Is not the Word of God sharper than a teo edged Sword?). 35For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. 36And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. 37He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
38And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me! 39He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it!
That right there is the cost of discipleship for us!
As seen in Mark as well!
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 (Jn.8:31-32 and 51!). 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.
Many will talk a good show and even preach quite well but will mess up on some of the little details which will tell on them, but how are we to know unless we too research and can rightly divide the word of God as required of us seen in 2 Tm.2:15! Even the Brerean’s studied the word as seen here in Ac.17:10And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. 11These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
So too here in these verses as well; 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.
Jesus gave His all for us and that is exactly what He is looking for in them who are called by His name! Otherwise you are no better than these; 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 (They go to Hell!). 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!
You see it takes a supernatural event in ones life in order to be really and truly called a “Saint of God;” here is the reason why: Look at the word Saint in the Greek original language, 1 Cor.1:1Paul called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother, 2Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both their’s and our’s: the word used here in the Greek is holy, ἁγίοις, hagiois, that is a requirement of God for His children to be Holy and Righteous or you are only fooling yourselves, with your vain imaginations! This is exactly what St. John warned us about in the last verse of 1 Jn.5:21Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen. This is when we make up a god we can serve, which is in fact no god at all; instead of realizing what it actually is that God wants from all of us!
It is truly so simple that even a child can get this theology, we need to be humble, innocent just as a child who has a pure heart, Mt.18:1At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven! 4Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven!
We cannot come to Jesus but by Jesus’ way, which is His every word to us, it is mandatory! This was shown to us numerous times in scripture which I have presented today as well in my lesson!
We cannot have God our way unless we seek Him His way! In the truth there can be no part of a lie and vice versa! Just as it is seen here in Jn.20:28And Thomas answered and said unto him, My LORD and my God. If Jesus were not God Jesus would have had to straighten out Thomas here if Thomas was mistaken in what he was seeing! Because God cannot be part of a lie or misunderstanding! So if we do not have a correct understanding of who Jesus is we too cannot please Him and we too will die in our sins as seen in Jn.8:24! Therefore the only way to be Holy as he is Holy is to walk as he walked because He is the Way, the only Truth, and the only Life we too must have or we will not be able to stay and stand in His presence! The only way we will be able to be with Him forever is to be with Him now in Truth and in Spirit which is His word to us! 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. That is how we live in the Spirit and not in the flesh, because the flesh always wars against the Spirit. The flesh always wants what the flesh wants until you train it to walk in the Spirit according to God’s word to us for this purpose! It is really quite simple, all we have to do is ask ourselves before we do something; is this what Jesus would do? If Jesus is the way, truth, and life we are to lead in order to go to the Father, which is the Holy Spirit in Him, for he doeth the works, and is the power of the HIGHEST, and being God is the Highest, it only stands to reason we too must walk in the Spirit, which is the word of God! Or we will find ourselves ashamed in the end! Here is how God sees a shame to be; Dan.1:2And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. Mt.25:46And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous (right thinking who have been found to be just in judgment!) into life eternal.
You cannot have the right thinking unless, you have the correct theology, and you cannot have the correct philosophy, unless your theology lines up with God’s word, which is having a perfect psychology, which is having the mind of Jesus Christ living inside of you, 1 Cor.2:16!
When you do you will no longer live in sin, it will be an abomination to you, just as it is to Him!!!
Lord’s Way Ministries
Rev. G. L. Boyett