WISDOM WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING IS HAVING NO KNOWLEDGE AT ALL!
This is my answer, in more than 250 words, to this comment:
That’s a little extreme son. Let’s not forget the Bible was written by men not God and the things men say tend to change over time especially the interpretation of another person’s thoughts. That was an answer to my comment here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/14/environmental-advocates-killed_n_5148325.html
About Environmental activist who are killed trying to protect God’s earth that is predetermined according to the Holy Bible to be wasted by man in man’s wickedness, that God will repay with man’s own devices as seen in scripture, Eze.21: 31And I will pour out mine indignation upon thee, I will blow against thee in the fire of my wrath, and deliver thee into the hand of brutish men, and skilful to destroy. 32Thou shalt be for fuel to the fire; thy blood shall be in the midst of the land; thou shalt be no more remembered: for I the LORD have spoken it. As well as Eze.22:30And I sought for a man among them that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none. 31Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord GOD. Jer.7:19Do they provoke me to anger? Saith the LORD: do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces? 20Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, mine anger and my fury shall be poured out upon this place, upon man, and upon beast, and upon the trees of the field, and upon the fruit of the ground; and it shall burn, and shall not be quenched.
Very soon not too far in the future God will pull all the Holy and Righteous men and women out of the way of His wrath and they, the whole world will know His fury, as foretold in the Holy Word of God seen in His writings such as 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. 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. All because mankind did not do this last verse seen here in 2 Peter; 18But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen. And they mankind will die in there sin because they didn’t know the One True God seen in 1 Jn.5:20, (20And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ: This is the true God, and eternal life!), that Jesus warned us about in 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.
The killing will probably increase, people are getting meaner around the world as resources and water decrease and the general population refuse to slow down and stop having children. Starvation is the result and a welcome one if the Earth is expected to survive.
My Bible says it is on its way out; that is the Earth as we know it, soon all will be a blaze, as the Lord will repay mankind with its own deeds Eze.22: 30And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.
31Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord GOD.
Very Soon now all who are still standing in the gap will be removed, and then the world will be all yours, to do with what you want. I suggest you read 2 Pt.3:1-18 to see how this world ends up!
That’s a little extreme son. Let’s not forget the Bible was written by men not God and the things men say tend to change over time especially the interpretation of another person’s thoughts.
To my answer below:
I think you need to understand, that you maybe need a fresh anointing of the Spirit who had the Holy Bible written, It was written by men as you say but they were Holy men, that is what makes all the difference in the world here as seen in 2 Pt.1:20-21 who were inspired by the Day Star (verse 19 here…), which should have been Capitalized if translated correctly because it was the Title of our Lord Almighty, who also was also given Titles as seen in Is.9:6 as well as Is.7:14 carried over and used in Mt.1:23 as our Immanuel, who is our God with us as seen in Rv.2:28 Where Jesus is saying He will give the overcomers of this world, those separated from the world in Holiness Ac.2:38-40 and who do everything in word and in deed in Jesus’ name only, Col.3:17, because Jesus is God in the flesh, 1 Tm.3:16, reconciling the whole world unto Himself as seen in 2 Cor.5:19-21 in order for Holy men to be seen as Righteous men that exceeds that of the scribes as required in Mt.5:20, that we can be perfect in Jesus as required in Mt.5:48; a people who is without spot, wrinkle or blemish as required in Eph.5:27: Seen in 2 Pt.1:19-21; which is seen in 1 Pt.1:9-11, which is the Spirit of Jesus Christ, our Immanuel, God with us (Is.7:14 and Mt.1:23), and by the way, these mere men you spoke of were in fact ordained by our God with us in Jn.15:16 and if we will obey Jesus’ words we will obey there’s too, Jn.15:20; 1 Cor.11:1-2.
With that said anyone who wants to pick and choose which scriptures they want to keep and perhaps throw out because they don’t fit your life style are they who are contentious; and contentious people will not be in heaven, do a word study on this term and those who are a shame in the eyes of our Lord God. For shame look to Dan.12:1-2; Rv.22:18-19, Deu.4:2! The Bible study is a continuous one, every time you read it through, if you are lucky enough to be endowed with the Spirit who wrote while using holy men of Old and of the New Testament, we should be able to glean new revelation from His words to us as we grow in knowledge of Jesus Christ who it to be our LORD of ALL, seen in Ac.10:36 and 2 Pt.3:18But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen.
The most problems men have today is that they never receive a calling because they do not really know the One True God in Jesus and have not been Ordained From Him Only! They went to some man’s theological seminary and learned the Dogma of the World’s teaching, which is foolishness to the God that was, and is, and is to come, the One True God Jesus Christ and if we do not know Him as Both LORD and the CHRIST seen in Ac.2:38 who is LORD of ALL, Ac.10:36; We 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. All because we do not know Him as the True I Am of the Old Testament as well as the New Testament, as seen in Jn.8:58Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I AM! 59Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by. Why because Jesus just revealed Himself to be our God in the flesh as foretold in scripture, 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. Jesus is the fulfilment of every name God has ever had in the flesh, 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. The glory of God that would not and never be given to another but God Almighty will retain for Himself, Is.42:8I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images. Is.48:11For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? And I will not give my glory unto another. The same glory that was given to God at Jesus’ feet by the Leper; Lk.17:11And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. 12And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: 13And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. 14And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. 15And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, 16And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. 17And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?
18There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger!
The same glory Jesus showed us in Jn.11:40Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God? The glory that none could have but God with us, Mt.1:23! Jesus who was given the Spirit without measure because God is Omni-everything! Jn.4:24God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. The only way to worship God in Spirit and in His Truths is to know that they crucified the LORD of all Glory 1 Cor.2:8Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. When we receive the true Spirit of God we too then will have His mind, not the mind of this world’s teachings, see the remaining verses here in 1 Cor.2:9But 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, because the fullness of God is in Jesus, the Spirit without measure, who is the Father in Jesus who doeth the works, Jn.14: 6Jesus saith unto him, I AM the (Only) Way, (I Am) the (Only) Truth, and (I AM) the (Only) Life (That we are to know and believe in, Col.3:17): no man cometh unto the Father, but by ME; Because they are one in the same, Jn.10:30I and my Father are one. And when you have seen Jesus you have seen God, Jn.12:45And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me. Because there is no Salvation outside of Jesus Christ, Jn.5:39Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. All the world will perish if they do not know Jesus is the glory of God with man and if we do not give glory to Jesus we are not giving God His glory He deserves as Jesus said in the remaining verses here; 40And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. 41I receive not honour from men. 42But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you. 43I Am come in my Father’s name (Which means Salvation our only redeemer and mighty one of Jacob seen in Is.49:26, who by the way is the Olive Tree we are to be grafted into Paul talked about in his Epistles; Ro.11:11I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy. 12Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fullness? 13For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office: 14If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them. 15For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead? 16For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches. 17And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree; 18Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. 19Thou wilt say then: The branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in. 20Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not high-minded, but fear: 21For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee. 22Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. 23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be grafted in: for God is able to graft them in again. 24For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree? 25For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in. 26And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: 27For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. 28As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the father’s sakes. 29For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. 30For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief: 31Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy. 32For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all. 33O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! 34For who hath known the mind of the Lord? Or who hath been his counsellor? 35Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? 36For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory forever. Which will be accomplished at the return of our God Jesus Christ, Amen! And Jesus said: And ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. 44How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?
Jn.14:7If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
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 (Clearly showing us the Father is none other than the Holy Spirit seen in Ac.20:28 as well! Who doeth all the Works and is the works done by the Word, which is Spiritual LIFE to us, Jn.6:63 who believe Jesus is God with us and who can believe He is God in the Flesh, God Incarnate, 1 Tm.3:16 and Jn.1:18 who is the begotten God in many manuscripts, who is in the bosom of the Father who is omnipresent as seen in Jn.3:13 as the Son of man is; who has come to us as He did before as we notice in jn.16:27-18 where Jesus uses the word Again here! The words that I (Jesus) speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works! (The Holy Spirit is the Father by which Jesus was conceived, Mt.1:20 and Lk.1:35 the Power of the Highest because there is no other but God who is spirit as told to us by Jesus who ought to know, Jn.4:24!
11Believe me that I AM in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.
12Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father (See Jn.16:25These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father. 26At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you: 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. 29His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb. The Father revealed in Jesus so they apostles clearly understood Jesus to say He is the Father in the Flesh, that originated in the Spirit, being God is the Only one Holy and we are called to be holy as He is Holy making God the Holy Spirit, from Which Jesus had come from being manifested in the seed of Mary, who is the daughter of the King of the Israelites, the ancestor of the Adopted Son of God King David as seen in 2 Sam.7:1-16!
13And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son (Flesh of God so that God will give Him the glory that only belongs to God! When we glorify God with our bodies he will inhabit them and bring glory to us, through Him being in us as he was in Jesus’ flesh, which is the seed of Mary, the handmaiden of God, Lk.1:38!).
14If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
15If ye love me, keep MY commandments; because the words Jesus speak are not His own but God’s words in Him because the Holy Bible was written by Holy Men as they were carried along in the Holy Spirit, who gave them the words of who? Of God in them, seen in 2 P.t1:20-21 who is the Day Star in verse 19: See Rv.22:16 who is the Morning Star!
16And I will pray the Father, and HE shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever;
17Even the Spirit of truth (Jn.1:17); whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth HIM not, neither knoweth HIM: but ye know HIM; for HE dwelleth with you (And was standing with them and dwelling with them then while being in the flesh!), and shall be in you! (And here is who it is that came back to them who was with them after the resurrection, the unspeakable joy that none would be able to take away from them, for they knew who God was in Jesus reconciling the world unto Himself seen in 2 Cor.5:19-21! 18I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you! And be in them as shown in Jn.17:1These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:
2As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.
3And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
4I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
5And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
6I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.
7Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.
8For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.
9I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. (Those who know who Jesus is because he has revealed Himself to them who are His as seen in Mt.11:27All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him!)
10And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them, (Col.3:17).
11And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me that they may be one, as we are. (Not all three of us are one!)
12While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
13And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
14I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
15I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
16They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
17Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. How is one to worship in truth if they know not who God is? They cannot they worship a god of their own imagination, unless they worship the One True God Jesus Christ, 1 Jn.5:20 or you will be seen in the next verse worshipping idols, all three of them called the Trinity!
18As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.
19And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth (The Word of God made flesh, Jn.1:1-14! Because the Word is Spirit, the Holy Spirit who is God, the one and only True God made flesh, 1 Tm.3:16, seen in Is.9:6! Who was prepared a way for by John the Baptist, Mt.3:3 as foretold by Isaiah 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 that not what happened in Mt.3: 2And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
3For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying: The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.).
20Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; 21That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 22And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: 23I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. They who know the One True God in Jesus Christ, who shed His blood the blood of God, for us who know Him as seen in 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. Who call upon God as Stephen did in Ac.7:59And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.
24Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
25O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee (and if they do not they to will die in their sin, Jn.8:24!): but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me (because Jesus has revealed Himself to the Apostles and to all His Disciples who know who Jesus really is, Mt.11:27!).
26And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them! Jn.14:18, forevermore! When you have seen Jesus you have seen the One True invisible God and the glory of God in the face of Jesus, 2 Cor.4:6For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. If they had known that they would have never crucified the Lord of all glory, 1 Cor.2:8Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. Unless we know that; Christ cannot be our all in all, Col.3:10And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: 11Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.
From Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21 we have one running theme in this whole word of God and that is to bring unity of God’s Kingdom back unto Him, by Him and Through Him alone, not by god number1, god number 2, or god number 3; whether you call them persons it matters not to me, I know my God said I have no god besides Me, Is.44:6Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God. 7And who, as I, shall call, and shall declare it, and set it in order for me, since I appointed the ancient people? and the things that are coming, and shall come, let them shew unto them. 8Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? Yea, there is no God; I know not any.
Only those who make imaginary gods of persons of characteristics of God’s nature with meta-philosophies of propositions from faulty prepositions, by starting from the heathens and pagans of the early philosophers to begin with! Unless your theology, doctrine, teachings, can line up with all scripture and be true you have the wrong interpretation, and unless the Holy Spirit who wrote the Holy Bible by Holy men being carried along by Him, you have been listening to the wrong interpreter!
Is.45:5I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me: 6That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else. Not much has changed has it, mankind still is clueless to who Jesus really is, but when they see him High and Lifted up in all His Glory, they will surely know that Jesus is the One True God who was, and is, and is to come, seen in Rv.1:8I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty (Is.9:6 is that not Jesus?). Rv.1:14His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; See Gen.49:8Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father’s children shall bow down before thee. 9Judah is a lion’s whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up? 10The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. 11Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass’s colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes: 12His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk. Is this not God our Lord and Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob, Is.49:26? Sure it is! Rv.1:16And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two edged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.
17And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: (Is.48:
18I AM he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I AM alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. Ex.3:14 there is only one I AM! We or Us or Our (were not the angels present with God when He spoke, yes they are always with Him saying Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who too were also made in His image, being ministering spirits, who were manifested and made long before man was fashioned out of the dirt of the ground! Were not these they of the countless numbers of the mighty host, who the lord was speaking too in the third person plural; beings there is not God besides Him?), do not make an I and never will! Is.45:11Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me. 12I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded. 13I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives, not for price nor reward, saith the LORD of hosts. 14Thus saith the LORD, The labour of Egypt, and merchandise of Ethiopia and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over unto thee, and they shall be thine: they shall come after thee; in chains they shall come over, and they shall fall down unto thee, they shall make supplication unto thee, saying, Surely God is in thee; and there is none else, there is no God. 15Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel, the Saviour. 16They shall be ashamed, and also confounded, all of them: they shall go to confusion together that are makers of idols. 17But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end. 18For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.
This is what the Apostles taught us in 2 Cor.5:19To 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. Without this knowledge we cannot be the righteousness of God in Jesus without this understanding, without truth in knowledge, there can never be Righteousness that is required for us to be in His Kingdom; Mt.12:28But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. 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. Do not look for the Kingdom of God here or there for it will be with you and in you: Lk.17:20And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: 21Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
If we have the true Holy Spirit which is God, he would reveal Himself to us, by His own spirit leading us into His Truths, just as who said, was it not Jesus? Who said he would reveal the Father to us in Mt.11:27All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. So why is it not many people know that Jesus is God in the flesh as scriptures have plainly told us, as seen in 1 Tm.3:16 and 6:13I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession; 14That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: 15Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; 16Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting! Amen!
Jesus has already told us why; in 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. (Love of God and of our brothers around the world has waxed cold and even lukewarm and are about to be spewed out of His mouth!): 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. Jesus is that Gate we all must inter into or the Father will never come inside of us, unless we are pure, Mt.5:8 and 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. 22Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. No one can have a pure heart unless they know who Jesus is and have received God’s Repentance, 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. Which is the baptism of His Holy Spirit in you, as seen in Ac.10:44While 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.
Who have received the justification of the Name of God, Ac.4:12, which is Jesus Christ, for there is no other name given by which salvation comes! Only when you have been sealed in the name of God and His Spirit is in you with evidences of supernatural gifts following by confirmation (1 Thes.5:21Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.), can we be found justified in Spirit and in his Truths, 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. Only then can you actually be His Temple when HE resides in you; 17But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit (not three or do the persons of the trinity not have their own spirits?). 19What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20For ye are bought with a price (Ac.20:28): therefore glorify God (Who is supposed to be) in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. Otherwise you will never be one with Him as these are; 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 (The world who knows not God in Jesus Christ!), 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!
Can two walk together in harmony unless they know one another and agree, Amos3:3? For this reason few that there will be who will be with Jesus at His wedding feast, because not everyone will put on the wedding garment, which is Righteousness and Holiness that is required to be in His Kingdom and for His Spirit to dwell in His Temples, for God will not dwell in an unholy vessel or a heart that is not pure! That is the reason we see these verses here; 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.
Those verses were written for so called holy men who teach and preach the word of God incorrectly and will be found being tested as one of these, Ro.3:4God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged. That is why James said this in Jms.3:1My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. 2For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.
Mt.20:6So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen! Mt.22:14For many are called, but few are chosen! All because they would not listen to the words of God, which were spoken by God who was with us, Mt.1:23, who gave us the words of eternal life, Jn.6:63 and verse 68! Seen in Mt.24:35Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. All because man sought not the ways fog do which are higher than man’s, Is.55:6Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: 7Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. 8For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 9For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
If man would have done what it says in the Holy Bible man would have been received and all things would then be added unto him, if man would have sought God in His Righteousness, Mt.6:33, but this can only be done through Repentance and works worthy of Repentance, which is seen in the Word of God as was told to Paul, because that is what Paul was told to preach, Ac.26:19-20! When God is living in men, that man will go and sin no more as commanded by Jesus in Jn.8:11 and in Jn.5:14, or a worse thing will come upon you too!
Only when we are found in obedience to God’s words to us can we be found in Truth and Cleaned by His word, Jn.15:3! Unless we are clean, without sin, and found perfect can we be in True Fellowship with God! 1 Jn.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. Because when Jesus comes for His own, we will be as he is, while on this earth: 1 Jn.4:17Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the Day of Judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world!
Only can one do this when they actually know who Jesus is or they will die in their 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! Just as Jesus told His Jewish brothers in Jn.8: 58Jesus said unto them: Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I AM! What was the next thing they tried to do? They picked up stones to throw at Jesus, who made Himself equal to God, who would do that but God in the flesh? Or God would have made sure Jesus would have been killed right then and there; if Jesus were not God! So Repent come to know the One True God in Jesus, redeeming the whole world unto Himself, just as scripture says, and not man’s Dogma, based on philosophical propositions, built on faulty axioms called a trinity! Jesus said if we ask the Father for the Holy Spirit He would give us Him, Lk.11:13If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? If we are not with Jesus we are not helping Him and are actually helping to scatter, only when we abide in Him and we walk in His words to us can we be found faithful because we put or faith in His words to us in practical everyday use in our lives, this is faith which works! This is what Jesus is looking for in us as well as in these verses here from Luke as well; Lk.11:23He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth. 24When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out. 25And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished. 26Then goeth he, and taketh to him 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. 27And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him: Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked. 28But he (Jesus) said: Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it! The word of who? Yes Jesus said the word of God, who was then bringing the words of God to the Jews who worship One God, I suggest we start doing the same beings we are to be grafted into that Olive Tree! We are the wild olive branches Paul talked about being grafted into the Natural Olive Tree of the Israelites, who received the ordinances of God, and the promise of redemption by circumcision, which is a blood covenant between two people and Jesus is the mediator, but God is still one, Gal.3:20Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one. Just as seen in Zech.14:9And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one. If Jesus said He is the I Am, then Jesus has shown all who He is in His person, the One True God; that was before Abraham, just like He said!
Only the church of Philadelphia will be taken out of the way so it will not have to be in the trials and tribulations of the times of Jacobs woes, as well as the whole world, who will be tried, this is foretold to us in Rv.3:7And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; 8I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name (The only name by which salvation comes, the name of Jesus, Ac.4:12 and all those who have kept His name in word and in deed, Col.3:17, will be those who are sealed in His name by which all prayer is answered, Jn.14:14, because all power and wisdom is attached to that one name, 1 Cor.1:24; they are those who have been found baptized in Jesus’ name who have fulfilled these verse here in Jn.3:3-18 and Ac.2:38-40; who have come out from among this untoward generation as told to do by God’s Ordained Apostles! This is abiding in Jesus and Him abiding in you, that id the only hope of bearing His fruits or you will be cut off and thrown into the burn pile and become fuel for the Eternal Fire, where the worm dieth not and the Fire is never quenched!)! 9Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. 10Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth! 11Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown (By vain philosophies of men’s teachings, warned to us in Col.2:1-ffs!). 12Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. 13He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
How is one to overcome unless they are in Jesus and Jesus in them? You cannot have Jesus unless you take His name by which all authority has been given to that one name, Mt.28:18; only when we understand Jesus is our god with us just as scriptures say can we see the invisible God manifested in Jesus, Col.1:9For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding (1 Cor.1:24, the power and the wisdom of God in Jesus Christ!); 10That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God (2 Pt.3:18); 11Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; 12Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints (The Same word that is used for Holy is used for Saints of God!) in light: 13Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son (who is God incarnate, 1 Tm.3:16!): 14In whom we have redemption through his blood (Ac.20:28; see Jn.20:28, if Jesus were not God Jesus would have had to straighten out what Thomas had just said if it were not true! God cannot be part of a lie, Tit.1:2; Heb.6:17-18!), even the forgiveness of sins: 15Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16For by him (Jesus) were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17And he is before all things, and by him all things consist! The almighty God is all sufficient to adequately accomplish all that He needed to do all by himself without help of some man made trinity of helpers. There is by one god we have our Salvation and that is from the blood of the Holy Spirit made flesh as seen in 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. Who is the Father by operation of the power and wisdom resting in the seed of Mary the daughter of King David, the adopted Son of God, seen in 2 Sam.7:1-16, who was given the throne of Israel for forevermore! How was this going to get accomplished unless God became man, and KING of kings and LORD of lords, this cannot be done unless God became God-Man! Beings God is the Holy Spirit and has no blood to give, He had to allow Himself to be robed in the flesh, and took upon Himself the role of a servant, who would give Himself for all humanity, only the blood of God could redeem the sins of all flesh from Adam to the last one saved, who He puts His Spirit in them, which are then sealed for His redemption!
We cannot be redeemed if we grieve the Spirit and walk in our will, which is contrary to the will of the Holy Spirit, Mt.12:31-32! We violate the will of God which is His wisdom for us, which is given to us in His word, therefore those who violate his word cannot be in His will, they are in their own will and that is the unforgivable sin in any age! Jn.8:51Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. With man this is impossible, that is the reason why the disciples asked Jesus, will many be saved? Mt.19:25When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? 26But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible (only when man receives God’s Repentance for him can that man be saved as well as forgiven, Ac.11:15-18!). 27Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore? 28And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life. 30But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first. Only when we learn to obey Jesus’ words and live as Jesus has shown us in His lifetime can we then be as Jesus and be a true follower of Jesus in Spirit and in Truth as required in scripture, Jn.4:23-24! That is when we learn how to put this flesh down and live according to the Spirit leading us into the rest that is for each of us who have known the Lord and who have His mind, 1 Cor.2:1-16! Only then can you be one with Him in full agreement; and few that there will be, that will know the One True God, who is God all by Himself, who knows no gods besides Him! This Jesus Christ our God with us! The one who was and is and is to come, the judge of the quick and the dead, Phil.2:10, therefore work out your own salvation Phil.2:12, with fear and trembling, for that is the beginning of wisdom and understanding!
Lord’s Way Ministries
Rev. G. L. Boyett\
Written in the Last Days, 4/18/2014