Before Anyone Can Pay Back Anything Something Hast To Be Paid Forward First!
Lords Way Ministries
Rev. G. L. Boyett
Ro.5:8But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Ep.2:4But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: 7That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. 8For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9Not of works, lest any man should boast. 10For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
What Paul was saying here is this; no one can pay back what God has done for us, in that, we were once “Dead in our sins,” and surely all we had to look forward to was a “Day of Reckoning,” Phil.2:10! Yet while we were yet in our sins God in His wisdom and mercy had anticipated a way in which He could save the world, beings He created it; He alone knew what it would take that would satisfy the judgment of the law. It took blood to satisfy the law against sin, which was death to the sinner; this was first done by an innocent sacrifice, without blemish, an animal’s blood was only a temporary fix; but it was never enough, for next year it was to be done again because it was not done in love, it was done in the fear of God. The only way sin could be eradicated forever with one sacrifice, which would be a propitiational sacrifice, is one of LOVE! An “Unconditional love of a supernatural love:” which can only come from God. So God who is Spirit, (Jn.4:24; who is the Holy Spirit, Ac.7:44Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as he had appointed, speaking unto Moses, that he should make it according to the fashion that he had seen. 45Which also our fathers that came after brought in with Jesus into the possession of the Gentiles, whom God drave out before the face of our fathers, unto the days of David; 46Who found favour before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob. 47But Solomon built him an house. 48Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet, 49Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest? 50Hath not my hand made all these things? 51Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye. And finally see Ac.20:28Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood! This explains 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.). It took the very Blood of God to cover our sins, the blood of the Holy Spirit, but God being a Spirit had no blood to shed, so God being infinite in wisdom and power, devised a way in which He could be our propitiational sacrifice, once and forevermore; before the first “Let there be,” was ever spoken; God had a plan of Salvation set in place! 2 Tm.1:8Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; 9Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, 10But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel: 11Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.
Jn.6:62What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?
63It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life (Jn.1:1-14 the Word became flesh and we beheld His Glory, see Is.42:8 and 48:11, God will not give His glory to another, so Jesus must be God in order to have His glory seen in His face, 2 Cor.4:6!).
64But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.
Just As It Is Today As Well, While Man Teaches Man’s Doctrines As Commandments Of God!
Eph.1:1Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus: 2Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: 4According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
5Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself (2 Cor.5:19-21), according to the good pleasure of his (God’s) will (1 Cor.1:24), 6To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved (Jesus). 7In whom we have redemption through his blood (Ac.20:28), the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his (God’s or Jesus’ same thing!) grace (Jn.1:17); 8Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; 9Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself (By Jesus, Mt.11:27): 10That in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him (Our One True God seen in 1 Jn.5:20): 11In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will (Ro.4:7Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered (By the Blood of God). 8Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.): 12That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. 13In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise (Jn.14:18), 14Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory!
There is only one way to repay this purchased price we all must give back for our Salvation, which is a free gift of God’s grace, which came by Jesus Christ, who is both LORD and the CHRIST and who is LORD OF ALL, Ac.2:36 and 10:36! The plan of Salvation was predestinated before the foundations of time; we were all placed in a perpetual plan of God’s own will for us to be born at a certain time, just as a time as this; so we can be found in His everlasting mercies and His supernatural Love! Without this regenerated Love in us we cannot again function as one of His chosen children of His Grace, which is the earnest of our inheritance! If we have not His Spirit in us we are still none of His, Ro.8:9, because we have not the supernatural Love it takes to live in Him and to have a pure heart that is required in scriptures to be one with Him! Can two walk together unless they agree? Amos 3:3. How can we agree with that which is Holy and be Holy as He is Holy which is yet again commanded for His children to be unless we are as He is? Mt.5:48Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
We cannot be therefore “Perfect” unless we have been supernaturally refashioned or regenerated as seen in Tit.3:4But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, 5Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; 6Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour (Jn.14:18); 7That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. 8This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men! Without the Blood covering of God’s Holy Blood being imparted upon our souls and the regeneration of His own Spirit in us, we are still in our sins and still separated from His grace, mercy, which is His Favour and supernatural LOVE; and we are still in our sins!
Eph.4:1I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, 2With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; 3Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5One Lord, one faith, one baptism,6One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. See Col.3:9Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; 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 (This is having God in you! 2 Cor.6:16!)! By the one who created us, that we might be seen in His image, Jn14:6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, (I am) the truth, and (I am) the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by ME! No one comes to the Father but by Jesus, because Jesus is the vessel in which the Father is housed, Jn.14:7If ye had known me (Jesus), ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. (For God was in Him just as He said in Mt.3:17 and again in Mt.17:5! Because God is the Father of all Spirits as seen in Heb.12:9, which by all spirits exist and will return to, Ecc.12:7!)
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! (Who is the power of the HIGHEST, Lk.1:35! Who is but only the HOLY SPIRIT that is GOD! Now manifested in the flesh, 1 Tm.3:16 and shown to us as the Word that became flesh, Jn.1:1-14 and the begotten God in many manuscripts in verse 18! As seen as our Immanuel, Mt.1:23, who is God with us! That was foretold of in Is.7:14; who John the Baptist, was going to be prepared a way for as seen 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!)
11Believe me that I AM in the Father, and the Father in ME: or else believe ME for the very WORKS’ sake. If we are born-again in His image, we too will have works, such as His, if we are to follow Him in word and in deed, Col.3:17 being Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life we are to live, to be as He is; if we are to be His children! With man this is impossible, but with God in us all things are then possible, Mt.19:26; therefore we all must be born-again of Him for it is He in us who doeth the Works! Mk.16:20And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.
Jn.14:12Verily, 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.
13And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. (Here is one of the Keys to Salvation, for there are more than just one, there are at least four (and even more than that to become an Apostle of Jesus Christ) to be truly Born-Again!)
15If ye love me, keep my commandments. (Here is another one of the Keys! Before you can have a Pure Heart as of a child, who is the greatest in His kingdom (Mt.18:1-ffs), because of their innocence and Purity, which is another Key to Salvation!)
16And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter (Who is the Parakletos, the one who is called alongside of help us, The Comforter, who is Wonderful and our Councilor, who will lead us into all Truths, (Jn.1:17), which will come to us as seen in verse 18 here as well as in Is.9:6, who is but our Eternal Father, The Mighty God, and that is the Prince of Peace!) , that HE may abide with you forever;
17Even the (Holy) Spirit of Truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth HIM not (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!), neither knoweth Him: but ye know Him; for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. 18I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you! This is seen in Ro.8:8So 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. Man must be Born of the Spirit to be regenerated as seen in Jesus’ teachings, Mt.19:28And 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. Which is also seen in Rv.2:26And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: 27And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. 28And I will give him the morning star (Which should have been written as “Morning Star!” Because Jesus is that Morning Star, Rv.22:16 shows us this!). 29He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. Which will be given to the overcomers of the flesh and this world of wickedness, 1 Jn.5:19!
Regeneration Precedes Re-Payment of God’s Debt we owe to Him Alone!
Just as Jesus gave us His all at Calvary, with His very life, we owe the same to Him as well; we are not our own any longer, we have been purchased; with a Price we can never repay on our own! After the regeneration and being born-again of the Holy Spirit all things then become possible for a true child of God, and with a new heart fashioned in God’s Love, we can then repay what is necessary for Salvation, with a lifetime of service, as a faithful servant of the most High God, Ro.12:1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God!
3For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. 4For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: 5So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
6Having then gifts differing according to the grace (Grace is much more than just favour, it is wisdom in understanding God’s Word to us, which is His mind and will to us and for us! Ac.20:24 and verse 32 shows us some of the things God’s grace is for!), that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; 7Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; 8Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness. 9Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good!
10Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; 11Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; 12Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; 13Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. 14Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
15Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. 16Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. 17Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. 18If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. 19Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. 20Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. 21Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good!
These are the duties of a Saint of God! With man who lives in the flesh, these things are impossible with mankind and the world is perfect evidences of this! For it is still bound in its carnality and selfishness of the flesh and the pride of life as seen in 1 Jn.2:15Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever.
18Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. Who teach man’s doctrines as Commandments of God, Mt.15:7Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, 8This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. 9But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. This too was warned of in 1 Jn.5:21Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen. This is done when men stand and give an account of themselves as being justified in their own doings as if it were righteous, which it is in their own eyes, the justification of fools, Pro.14:12There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death: 16:25There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. Pro.12:15The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise. 16A fool’s wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame. 17He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit. 18There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health. 19The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment. 20Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy. 21There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief. 22Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight. 23A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness. 24The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute. 25Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad. 26The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them. 27The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious. 28In the way of righteousness is life: and in the pathway thereof there is no death! Without Holiness and Righteousness of God in us, there can be no union or salvation!
The Righteousness and Holiness that is required for us to be one with our Lord Jesus is seen in scriptures only! 2 Tm.3:16All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works!
For someone who preached saved by faith and grace alone Paul sure seems to be repeating Himself here to show us we all have to have good works and be found perfect! So all those who fail to bring all scripture to light are those who are piecemeal-ling their doctrines, which is forbidden in scripture itself as well, Deu.4:1Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers giveth you. 2Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you: 12:32What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it. As seen as well in the last book in the Holy Bible for that same reason; Rv.22:18For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. This Holy Testament was sealed up right here and it is our Last Word and Testament, our Covenant from our GREAT GOD! I SUGGEST WE USE IT, ALL OF IT! This is called not going to the right hand or the left, Deu.5:31But as for thee, stand thou here by me, and I will speak unto thee all the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which thou shalt teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess it. 32Ye shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left!
33Ye shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess. See Deu.17:20; 28:14; Josh.1:7; 23:6; Pro.4:27; Mal.3:6For I am the LORD, I change not; Heb.13:8Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever. God’s words are forever; 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. And Mt.24:35Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. Only God’s words are forever and are truth and cannot lie; Num.23:19God is not a man, that he should lie; Tit.1:1Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness (The sum total of Holiness, Righteousness, as well as Sanctification and Consecration is Godliness!); 2In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; 3But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour; 4To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour (For they (those titles) are one in the same person!)! To know the Lord Jesus is to know our God and Saviour, who purchased us with His own blood, 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 (the Holy Spirit which is the object of this subject of the verb, made, feed and purchased, in this verse!), hath purchased with His own blood! Beings God cannot lie; Heb.6:17Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: 18That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation (A promise), who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:19Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil (Jn.20:28); Which is Christ Jesus; Who sits on the Mercy seat! For He alone is greater than the Temple; Jesus said in Mt.12:6But I say unto you: That in this place is one greater than the temple. He was referring to Himself here, because He was standing in front of the Sanhedrin in the temple, where He was teaching! Because he is LORD of the Sabbath! Who is but God who is to be worshipped on the Sabbath Day!
Being God is the Spirit of the Highest (Lk.1:35) and He alone cannot lie, and by which we receive all scripture, as shown to us in the scriptures themselves, as in 2 Pt.1:19We 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 (should be written “Day Star” here as well! Beings the Day Star is the same as the Morning Star, seen in Rv.2:26 and 22:16 is Jesus!), arise in your hearts: Here is a very important clue as to the identity of the Holy Spirit! I refer you to Rv.2:26 and Rv.22:16I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star (should be “Morning Star”).
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 was shown to us in 1 Pt.1:6Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: 7That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: 8Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: 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. 12Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.
Who is the manifestation of the Holy Spirit made flesh as seen in 1 Tm.3:16 and they will look upon Him whom they have pierced seen in Zach.12:10, written 530 years before the fact! By Him who told Zachariah what to write, the same is He whom they will pierce, or He would have used Him in this verse, but it says Me whom they have pierced! Showing us God Himself will be pierced here! The God who cannot lie and by all scriptures we find our Salvation, Jn.5:39Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. 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, 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?
Jesus has repeatedly in the scriptures shown us who He alone is! For there is only One True God, Jn.1:5:20! Zech.14:9And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name ONE. Is.44:6Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his (Israel’s) Redeemer the LORD of hosts; I AM the First, and I AM the Last; and beside ME there is no God! 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)! Rv.1:17And 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: 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. Jesus is the I Am of the Old Testament seen in Ex.3:14 as well as Jn.8:58Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I AM! And what did the Jews do here, they picked up stones to try and stone Jesus, for not making Himself out to be God, but for showing them “Who He Is!” And if we do not know who He 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!
Why will we die in our sins? Here is the answer; we do not worship Him in His Holy Spirit and in His Truths, Jn.4:23But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship Him. 24God is a (Rv.4:8 Holy) Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth (Jn.14:6: We must worship Him who is in Jesus (2 Cor.5:19-21) who is the Grace of God and His Truths, Jn.1:17, 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 (Eternal) Life! Even Peter knew this seen in verse 68!). For the flesh cannot please God, Ro.8:8! Therefore we must be born of His likeness who is the Holy Spirit or we are none of His yet still!
Salvation Comes by Perfection of a heart that is Pure!
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 (Which is what? Jesus is that name here!). 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 (LOVE), peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
Everything we do and say must be done in Jesus’ name (Col.3:17) to be able for it to be found prefect, and if we do or say anything that doesn’t line up with His teachings or the Ordained Apostles’ of Jesus as seen in Jn.15:20 who were ordained in verse 16! We are in error of the words of God and are not worshipping in His Spirit and in His Truths are we? The only way to keep this from happening is to be Born-Again in His likeness! This is as seen in 1 Cor.1:24 having His Spirit is to have the wisdom and power of God seen in 1 Cor.1:24But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God! This is having all the fullness of the Godhead in Jesus in us as we then will be found complete, Col.2:8Beware 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 (Jesus) in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with Him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised Him from the dead!
This is seen as well in Ro.6:3Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? 4Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 5For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: 6Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin!
This cannot be done and never will be done, until a true man of God walks as Jesus told us to walk, as He walked, but actually does it in their own lives as well; then can this be a true man or “Saint or Holy man of God!” This is worshipping God in Spirit and in Truth, which is every word of this Holy Bible that was given for this exact reason, that we may grow in the knowledge (Righteousness) of Jesus Christ who is LORD of ALL (Ac.10:36), see 2 Pt.3:15And 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. 18But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forever: Amen!
This kind of glory, the glory that God will not give to another, 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. As seen in 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! Which glory Jesus revealed to us time and time again, Jn.11:40Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God? Lk.17:15And 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! You see from the Old Testament only God was allowed to be bowed down to, for it was a commandment; and If Jesus were not God He would be sinning right then (Ex.20:3-5; 23:24; Deu.4:24 and Heb.12:9; Ecc.12:7, God changes not!), Just as God is the bread that came down from Heaven called manna, Jesus is the bread that has come down from Heaven, Jn.6:38-40 and whosoever believeth on Him shall have everlasting life, as long as they abide in Him and His words abide in you, Mt.4:4But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God! And Jn.15:1-ffs! The whole of the Bible is so constructed as to be a revelation of what it is that our Great God is looking for in us so we can have a relationship with Him. This is the Grace of His words to us by which we are cleansed, Jn.15:3! If His words are not in us and being used how are we His and clean then? We are in our sin and filth still, living a lie! We cannot even begin to live in his words to us until we have been refashioned in His likeness! This cannot be done until we have heard His teachings and the Doctrines of the Apostles (All of Them, 2 Tm.3:16-17!) who had the Keys to bind in heaven as well as loosen, just the same as on earth as well as in heaven! Only they had the Keys to heaven given to them by Jesus, who has the Key of death and Hell! Only by the actual words of God do we have Eternal life, and they alone must be used His way for the power of God to work in our lives! Only He knows the heart of man, and unless we take time to know Him and His words to us as we search for Him, so we can know Him in Spirit and in His Truths can we then find His Salvation, 2 Pt.3;18!
Repentance, Remission, Sanctification, Consecration, Equals Holiness, Obedience to His Word Equals Righteousness and Redemption!
Without Righteousness and Holiness, there is no Salvation!
The very Blood of God is transferred to us at Baptism, but we cannot have this until we do something first! We must come seeking God in His righteousness, Mt.6:33! Righteousness cannot be obtained until we have Repented of our wicked ways, this means to turn around and go a new direction, by understanding we are born in sin and that we are in need of a Saviour! When we make up our minds that we cannot do this on our own, and that we must come to the terms of God’s agreements or His covenants, the Old and the New Testaments, because scripture cannot be broken, Jn.10:35, and if Jesus kept all the commandments, statutes, sayings, judgments, line upon line and precept upon precept and if we are to follow Him in word and indeed, then we too are called to follow Jesus as He walked on earth! We are to be grafted into that same vine, which is Jesus seen in Jn.15:1-ffs, and the olive tree Paul talked about, which is Israel (Ro.11:1-36)! We are to be grafted into the olive tree as well as the remnant of Israel, who have found Jesus as their Messiah!
When we abide in the word of God we are in full compliance of all the Law when we love our brethren, we have then fulfilled all the law! This is the Law and the Prophets or Testimonies, Rv.19:10, which is having Jesus’ mind in us, 1 Cor.2:1-16; this cannot be done until His Spirit is in us! This is the “One Baptism” Paul talked about in Eph.4:4-5. We cannot be part of that One Body unless we have that One Spirit in us, which was seen on the Day of the birth of the first Church of God in Jesus Christ, on the day of Pentecost.
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! This is the promise given by Jesus in 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? Which was given to Joel as well, Joel 2:28And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: 29And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
This is how God is to teach His children by his Spirit in them, and they will all be taught of God, Jn.6:45 as seen in Is.54:13And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children. Seen in Jer.31:31-34, and this is the rest that Isaiah talked about 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. All that would not hear it are seen 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!
The Apostle Paul made a comment in scripture that is one of the most misquoted verses in the Bible that Peter was talking about if they would misinterpret it to their own destruction; it is found in 1 Cor.12:29Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all workers of miracles? 30Have all the gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? 31But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way. Which was shown in the next chapter on Love!
This (Do they all speak with tongues?) is talked about earlier in regards to speaking in tongues here. People have been known to say that tongues is not for everyone as though it is a special gift which is a singular gift, but Paul was speaking of the gift of (diverse) multiple tongues, as seen in verse; 10To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers (many) kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: but all who have been baptized into the Holy Spirit have all spoken with another tongue as the Holy Spirit gives them the utterances (Ac.2:1-4 it fell on all of them as it sat on each of them!), for the gifts of God which are from above are without variances, Jms. 1:16-17. As seen in the word of God as well, as shown to us for evidence of the baptism of the Holy Spirit was the same as it was on all the Apostles for this one reason. For confirmation! Let’s us look back to Ac.8:16(For as yet He (Jesus’ Holy Spirit, See Ro.8:9; Jn.14:18.) was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.) 17Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost!
Water baptism is not a prerequisite for receiving the Holy Spirit, it comes upon each of us at different times, and it will not happen until you seek it in faith that it is for you, even today! The next time it is shown to us for confirmation is at Cornelius’ house in Acts chapter 10. Ac.10:34Then Peter opened his mouth, and said: Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: 35But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him (This shows Repentance!). 36The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:) 37That word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached; 38How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power (See Lk.1:35): who went about doing good (If Jesus went about doing good, we must do so too!), and healing (Hear as well, we must bring healing words of salvation to all we meet!) all that were oppressed of the devil (By the word of God and His authority we can cast out devils and demons!); for God was with him (And is with all who have been born-again!). 39And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree:
40Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly; 41Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead. 42And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead. 43To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins. 44While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. 45And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. 46For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter, 47Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we? (The evidences of the Holy Spirit’s baptism!) 48And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord (Ac.4:12 shows us there in no other name given by which we may receive Salvation but in the glorious name of Jesus, Col.3:17; Jn.14:14!). Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.
This is when Peter got called up to the council in Jerusalem and give an explanation to all the apostles, who were Jews; as it was not according to the law that a Jew come unto the Gentiles and eat let alone stay over as a guest for a few days, as seen in the last verse in Ac.10:48; Then prayed they him to tarry certain days. This up to now was forbidden of a Jew according to the law of the Pharisees and Sadducees, which were some more of the doctrines of men that were given as commandments of God, that Jesus rebuked the Sanhedrin of! Because Jesus had told the Apostles to take this gospel to all nations and make disciples of all nations, Mt.28:19-20 and seen in Mk.16:15-18! Peter Justified himself to the council by rehearsing all that happened at Cornelius’ house to the elders of the council in Jerusalem. Ac.11:15And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning! (The baptism of God’s Spirit in them all, who have received His Repentance to what He was supposed to do to them who were in their sin, but He redeemed them and restored them to a Righteousness and a Holiness which is Justification, as seen in 1 Cor.6:11!),
16Then remembered (Peter) 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 (Could withstand who? Yes God, yes Peter knew who was 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 (the one true baptism unto Eternal Life, to be sealed with His Spirit in you!)!
This was shown to Paul at of Ephesus as well. Ac.19:1And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples, 2He said unto them: Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him: We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. 3And he said unto them: Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John’s baptism. 4Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people: that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. 5When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus! 6And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied (they all had a testimony of Jesus Christ in them Rv.19:10!)! 7And all the men were about twelve.
These were all baptized already, but they were baptized under John the Baptist’s baptism, which was of repentance, and as Paul showed thema more excellent way, there is but one baptism and it must be done in the only name by which Salvation comes, Ac.4:12, because if we pray and ask for anything in Jesus’ name we will receive it, in faith believing, Jn.14:14! So there can be no Salvation given in any other name; given by which we MUST be saved! 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.
*This is in complete fulfillment of Mt.28:19-20; I will show you why here; Jesus came in His Father’s name, Jn.5:43, Jesus’ name is Yeshua or Joshua which means God is Salvation, Jesus is God manifested in the flesh as shown to us in 1 Tm.3:16 so the Father who is the Father of all spirits as seen in Heb.12:9 as well as Ecc.12:7, whom to all spirits will return! The Holy Spirit will be called in Jesus’ name, Jn.14:26But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you (Jn.14:18; Jn.1:17 and Jn.6:63)! He that comes from heaven has the words of God, Jn.3:24For John was not yet cast into prison.
25Then there arose a question between some of John’s disciples and the Jews about purifying.
26And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him.
27John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.
28Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.
29He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.
30He must increase, but I must decrease.
31He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all. 32And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony. 33He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true.
34For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the (Holy) Spirit by measure unto Him (Jesus, Ro.8:9 the self-same Spirit for they are one in the same, Jn.10:30 and 12:45; when you have seen Jesus, you have seen the one who sent Him! See 1 Jn.5:20, The One True God!).
35The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. 36He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
1 Pt.4:21The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:
Ac.2:38Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 39For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the LORD our God shall call. 40And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation!
We must come out from among this untoward generation, which lies in wickedness, 1 Jn.5:19 or we have not come out from among them and are still in our filth being still married to the world and have become once again still as seen to be married to the world and still an adulterer and in condemnation as seen in Jms.4:4Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God! If we follow after the things of this world and the traditions of men we are being contentious to the worlds of God for us; in order for us to keep our righteousness, we will still be seen in God’s words living us! This is when we have God walking in us seen in 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.
How can we be the Holy Temple of God, unless we have been baptized in His directions by His Ordained Apostles to us, Jn.15:20? If we will keep Jesus’ saying we will keep theirs also, it is a commandment of God! There can be no forgiveness of sins unless we repent as he said to do, Mt.4:17, for Jesus is the Kingdom of God, see 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. A scribe questioned Jesus one day; Mk.12:28And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all? 29And Jesus answered him: The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: 30And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment! 31And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. 32And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he: 33And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices. 34And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God! And no man after that durst ask him any question. For Jesus was standing right there in front of the scribe, and Jesus is the One Gate we all must pass through to get into the Kingdom of the Father, the gate is still part of the Kingdom is it not? I refer you to John chapter 10:1-ffs! Jesus is the Straight gate seen in Mt.7:13Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in there at: 14Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Which is a bible lesson all of its own… see Lk.13:23Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, 24 Strive (Used here in the Greek is the word we get our word Agonize from!) to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. 25When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are: 26Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. 27But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity. 28There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out. Are you a prophet of God, do you have a testimony in your heart you share with all about what God has done for you in your life? Then most likely if you don’t you will be one of those who are gnashing their teeth right about now because you are going to be left out, Mk.8:34-38 says so! We must give ourselves for Jesus and His word the gospel message as we live our lives spreading this message making disciples out of all nations, as a good disciple of Jesus Christ is supposed to be doing with the remainder of His life! This is what Jesus was talking about, a brother will give his life for another brother’s! Jms.5:19Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; 20Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sin
Many will come in that day and think they are going into heaven but their feet will never get off the ground at the rapture or the catching away! This was warned of Jesus in several verses, Mt.14 finishes with and few that there will be, that find the gate, on the strict, narrow meaning difficult, tight restrictive, path in and on which we must travel to find the right path that has the Holy Gate which is Jesus standing in the entrance of God’s Kingdom and no one will pass him without His Spirit being in them! He warned us many times; Mt.20:16So 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. Only those who have given Jesus their souls will be reformed into His likeness, as a servant of all humanity, only these will be first come the day of judgment, because Judgment starts with the church of God first. 1 Pt.4:17For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? (Hell: Is the only answer that there can be given here!) 18And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? (Again same answer here maybe given too!) 19Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator. We must be found in Him and doing well, or good works, which is faith that works! See Jms.2:1-ffs, we are to be found without spot, wrinkle and to be found without blemish, Eph.5:27; with man this is impossible, but not for a child of the living God, who has allowed God to walk in them and take up residency in their own souls! Then and only then are all things possible, when God lives in you, “That which is First will be Last” Jesus living in us! Only then can we fulfill this verse here, 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. This is being mature in the Holy Spirit by which we test all spirits and can discern them and from wince they come, because anything that is not of scripture you can bet it is from the adversary! Who is the Father of all lies, who comes to kill, steal, and to destroy! Only that which is found in our instruction book called this Holy Bible, will get us to the Promised Land!
Or you will find yourself as one of 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. 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. Only when we find ourselves digging to bedrock found in the next few verses here do we see that we have dug down to the, “The Rock” (of our salvation) which is Christ Jesus! This means we have to do something here, we have to dig through the scriptures and make sure we are rightly divining the word of God, 2 Tm.2:15! We cannot do this without Him in us doing the divining or translating of His words He had written for us! Only he knows what it is He meant to say in them. That is the reason scripture is not of any private interpretation, it must be discerned by His mind in us, showing His Truths!
The only baptism I will trust in, is given to us in Ac.2:38-40, it was good enough for about 3000 souls on the “Birth Day of the Church of God” it is good enough for me too! For this exact reason Paul told us all to work out our own Salvation, with fear and trembling, and trust me on this once you ever get in front of Jesus, there will not be any problem with the trembling part, as I and the Apostle John know all too well, Rv.1:14His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; 15And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. 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 (I saw that!). And He laid His right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I AM the First and the Last: 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! Only by abiding in Jesus’ own words to us can we too expect to walk into eternity with Him, Ps.48;14, as he will wlak you inot eternity Himself; or we will end up saying what Jesus said on the cross, He knew exactly what He was doing up there on the cross and why He had to be there, it was no secret with Him who knows the end from the beginning; Mt.27:46And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? That is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? These words were just as prophetic as they were when they were used in Ps.22:1My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring? Because you have not worked out your salvation correctly, according to His Ways, His Truths, and His Life, given for our example to follow in! Only when our lives are as His, can we be found in perfectness and found with good works that is required of all His Saints (1 Jn.3:1Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 2Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 3And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.), which by the way is the Greek word used here for Saint is the same word that is used for the word Holy, in that is what all True Saints of God are to be, seperated from the world; for the Lord’s use only!
As He is Holy, we are called out to be Holy, 1 Pt.1:14As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: 15But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation (Conversation here means conduct in word and in deed, Col.3:17); 16Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. 17And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear: 18Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation (doctrines of fools for commandments of God!) received by tradition from your fathers; 19But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: 20Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, 21Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God. 22Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently (How many of us can say that in truth?): 23Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever. Do we measure up to Jesus’ standards? If not; we will not be found with our feet leaving the ground come the Trump and the shout of the angel will we? If you think I’m trying to convict you here it is not me doing it, it is the Holy Spirit and His words to us, which will do the convicting before the Last Day!
We either live by the words of everlasting life or live as you want for now, for it will be the best time of your eternal life; come judgment day all that will change forevermore for you!
By your works you will be rewarded!
Rv.22:11He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. 12And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. 13I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
Jesus cannot lie, His words are Truth and we will all be judged by his words to us, that are the books that will be opened in the Day of Judgment, all 66 of them! Only these kind of people will be found in the “Lamb’s Book of Life,” seen in, 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 (the Lamb’s Book of life and only those whose name is in it will receive eternal life!). 17And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels (Rv.2:17He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone (God’s gems for His diadems!), and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.); 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. Only God’s love in you can cast out all fear and then it will not be able for you to force out the fear (Reverence) of God in you; if you have at any time in your life really been in His presence. You will have no problem trembling at the mere thought of Him! Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom and to walk as He walked is to have understanding of Him and His ways! The ways that are required of His children, the true Sons of God, who are supposed to bring glory to the Father! To honor Father and Mother is the first commandment with promise that our days will be lengthened as in forevermore, in the land of promise, Jn.14:1Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. It is prepared for all of them who have prepared themselves for Him! Who have strived to find that narrow path, to that one straight gate called Jesus and He only, can bring you through that single gate on the narrow path, called this life of ours!
This loving and just God of ours is about to show His other side and who will be able to stand it? Are we stronger than He? If we would judge ourselves now according to His words to us, we would not be judged later, all of these things are told to us in his words, why are we not using them for our advantage? Our Eternal Advantage! If we are true children of God we will be found in His fields of labor, for it is our jobs, to every one of us who have been purchased with His blood! Mt.24:35Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. 36But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. 37But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, 39And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 40Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 41Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 42Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. 43But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. 44Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. 45Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? 46Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. 47Verily I say unto you: That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
48But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; 49And shall begin to smite his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; 50The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, 51And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth!
There are only two types of people, those who are entering into His righteousness and the promises that have been from the beginning or those who are thrust out into outer darkness, and there will be gnashing of teeth.
Love is the Only Way to Heaven!
1 Cor.13:1Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 2And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. 3And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. All the way to the last verse here in this chapter;13And now abideth faith, hope, charity (LOVE), these three; but the greatest of these is charity (LOVE)!
1 Jn.4:4Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 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 (discerning of Spirits). 7Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 8He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 9In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 10Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. 12No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us (Ro.8:9)!
If His love is perfected in us we too then are perfected in His love, this is the requirement seen in Mt.5:48 that we are to be perfect as He is perfect! By His love in us, given to us at our regeneration at our being Born-again, we have then been found to be perfect in His love for us, because of our Pure Heart! This can only be done when we are put back into perfect relationship with God! This cannot be done without a supernatural event taking place in that person’s life! Not just an emotional event but when you receive power and wisdom from on high, you will be given gifts for confirmation!
We are to test the spirits, 1 Jn.4:1, 1 Thes.5:9For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, 10Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. 11Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. 12And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; 13And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves. 14Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak; be patient toward all men. 15See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. 16Rejoice evermore. 17Pray without ceasing. 18In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 19Quench not the Spirit. 20Despise not prophesyings. 21Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 22Abstain from all appearance of evil. 23And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it. 25Brethren, pray for us. 26Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss. 27I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren. 28The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. Are we found doing these things in our lives? If not, how is God’s grace going to be given to one who is not living in God’s words to us; if God’s words are not found in our faith by our works then how is that faith, Jesus said we would know them by their fruits or works; you cannot have fruits without working for them, Jn.15:1-ffs? Faith without works is just belief and even the devils believe and are going to Hell, which is prepared for them, Jms.2:19Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. Is it because there is no one in your house who fears the Lord? Why then do the devils fear the Lord and you are without fear? Is it because you have not been born-again? If you had all wisdom; that is brought with His Spirit in you, I guarantee you there would be fear (Reverence) of Him in you! You would know Him and be speaking in a heavenly language because our natural language in not sufficient to describe and testify of Him or His ways!
Paying it forward as it was given to us first!
Mt.20:26But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; 27And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: 28Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
So must we all too, if we are to follow Him, Jn.14:6, in Spirit and in Truth!
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. (Are we really doing what Jesus did in our lives, are we testifying of His goodness, are we praying for the sick and are they being healed, are we bringing salvation to our neighbors, friends, and even to our own families?) 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. (Are we giving our lives away for Him and His gospel for all our brothers of the world, this is what it meant to give your life for another, not by giving it up in a war or fighting, we are to give up our lives preaching and teaching this gospel, in love to all men (Jms.5:19-20), being disciples of Jesus Christ, knowing His scriptures; we are to know His Words better than the scribes and Pharisees, Mt.5:20! If anyone teaches not to keep the commandments, he will be the least in the kingdom of God, where is the least place in God’s universe? It is Hell on the other side of the gulf which no one can ever pass over once there! Lk.16:19-31)36For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? (The only way to redeem your souls is to give it away to Him who can bring it back to its normal condition before sin entered into the world!) 37Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? (Will anything buy your soul back once lost forever, Mt.12:31-32? It is lost without salvation and only repentance will purchase your soul back when done in love for Him or you only waste your time! Don’t forget He sees to the very heart of man’s heart, your very conscience will tell on you; if you are trying to win your salvation just to escape His wrath to come, you have failed already, your soul’s can only be bought back with Love, a supernatural love for what He has done for you, in giving of Himself for you as you are to do for Him in return!)
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. We cannot be found as a true child of God and reject His words to us. We must be found in truth of them alone, in love with them for they are our strong tower, our shield of defense, and most important His words are our sword, which is a two edged sword, cutting both direction, clear down to the bone and marrow of your hardened hearts! His words will touch even the most hardened hearts, it is the seed and it will grow in them who will hear it without their knowing it, and before long it will bring forth fruits some thirty some sixty and some hundred fold! His words cannot go out and return void of what they went forth to do! Heaven and earth will pass away but His words to us are forever, Mt.24:35!
He opens a door for us no one can shut, and He shuts the door no one can open, whom He will not allow to open! Those who have been found to have a regenerated heart that is pure, is able to open all doors, Mt.6:33 and 7:7-8, show us this! The heart of a child of God who has given themselves over for His use, no longer are they their own, they have all been purchased with His Spirit in them by the blood that covers their past sins (because once His we are to go and sin no more and sin not, Jn.8:11 and Jn.5:14 as seen in 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.), and if we have been truly born again of Him, we will keep ourselves from all sin that has been running rampant in this world since Adam’s indiscretion of disobedience!
The original sin, is to lose your righteousness in your own lusts putting your will before His will, this was how the angles lost their first estate as well, because Adam and Eve lost their first love as well because of listening to someone else instead of God only! When we rely on anyone but God we have just left our first love who loved us first! He has no choice but to turn His back to us and even then; our own prayers to Him will be as a tainted sacrifice of an unclean source, Pr.15:8The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight. 9The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness. 10Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die. 11Hell and destruction are before the LORD: how much more than the hearts of the children of men? Pr.28:9He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination. 10Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good things in possession. 11The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out. 12When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden. 13He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.
So many believe they have nothing to forgive or have no need of repentance and they too will find no mercy when it is too late for them to receive it, if they seek it not now, while mercy and grace are being poured out on all flesh, by His Spirit being available to whosoever will ask for it (Lk.11:13)! When Jesus returns we must be found as a faithful servant or we to will die in our hypocrisy, just as all the others who believe and yet put not forth effort. We must be making our beliefs, into faith, that works by obedience to His words to us! God will never confirm His words to you unless you step out in faith and believe He is for you and you are His servant through the trials of this life, by living as He lived so shall His servants too, Jn.16:33! That is how we are purified in the fires of God that is the testing of our faith while using the word of God, given to us for our strength and our wisdom in Understanding all His Mysteries! We prove we know Him by working in His fields of labor according to His instructions found in His word to us for this exact reason, so the world will know without a doubt we are in fact sold out to our LORD of lords and KING of kings, in everything!
Without faith it is impossible to please God (Heb.11:6) how are we to have shown our faith without being in the service of our LORD in our own lives, to His ways? We can’t, it is foolishness of man’s teachings, which Jesus called Hypocrisy, seen in Matthew chapter 23! Unless we have been found tested and approved (1 Thes.5:21; 2 Tm.2:15 and 2 Tm.3:16-17); we have not done our part because we are ashamed of His words, He too then has no choice but to be ashamed of you: Here is that shame, Dan.12:1And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. 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. Not a place I want to be in and I think none hast to say where it is either!
If we do not prove ourselves in this lifetime of testing of trials and tribulations of this time we are in now, we will never handle it when all the world will perish, for there is a rapture and only those who have found themselves approved in the word of God, who have rightly divided it, will find themselves working in His fields of harvest when He comes or you are backslidden even now, in your contempt and contentiousness!
The Holy Spirit inspired all the words of God to us; and it is the will of God that He spoke to all the world in those very words to us for our Salvation Jn.5:39; if we ignore them, and turn our back on them we will then be found to have blasphemed the Holy Spirit and have even cursed His words to us; which is His will for us by putting our will before His, with our presumptuous sin! This will not be acceptable in any age as I refer you to Num.15:13All that are born of the country shall do these things after this manner, in offering an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD. 14And if a stranger sojourn with you, or whosoever be among you in your generations, and will offer an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD; as ye do, so he shall do. 15One ordinance shall be both for you of the congregation, and also for the stranger that sojourneth with you, an ordinance forever in your generations: as ye are, so shall the stranger be before the LORD. 16One law and one manner shall be for you, and for the stranger that sojourneth with you.
17And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 18Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land whither I bring you, 19Then it shall be, that, when ye eat of the bread of the land, ye shall offer up an heave offering unto the LORD. 20Ye shall offer up a cake of the first of your dough for a heave offering: as ye do the heave offering of the threshing floor, so shall ye heave it. 21Of the first of your dough ye shall give unto the LORD a heave offering in your generations. 22And if ye have erred, and not observed all these commandments, which the LORD hath spoken unto Moses, 23Even all that the LORD hath commanded you by the hand of Moses, from the day that the LORD commanded Moses, and henceforward among your generations; 24Then it shall be, if ought be committed by ignorance without the knowledge of the congregation, that all the congregation shall offer one young bullock for a burnt offering, for a sweet savour unto the LORD, with his meat offering, and his drink offering, according to the manner, and one kid of the goats for a sin offering. 25And the priest shall make an atonement for all the congregation of the children of Israel, and it shall be forgiven them; for it is ignorance: and they shall bring their offering, a sacrifice made by fire unto the LORD, and their sin offering before the LORD, for their ignorance: 26And it shall be forgiven all the congregation of the children of Israel, and the stranger that sojourneth among them; seeing all the people were in ignorance.
27And if any soul sin through ignorance, then he shall bring a she goat of the first year for a sin offering. 28And the priest shall make an atonement for the soul that sinneth ignorantly, when he sinneth by ignorance before the LORD, to make an atonement for him; and it shall be forgiven him. 29Ye shall have one law for him that sinneth through ignorance, both for him that is born among the children of Israel, and for the stranger that sojourneth among them!
Here’s what presumptuous sin brings!
30But the soul that doeth ought presumptuously, whether he be born in the land, or a stranger, the same reproacheth the LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from among his people (You will be cast into Hell, Mt.12:30-32!). 31Because he hath despised the word of the LORD, and hath broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be upon him. 32And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man that gathered sticks upon the Sabbath day. 33And they that found him gathering sticks brought him unto Moses and Aaron, and unto all the congregation. 34And they put him in ward (They separated him from the all the house of Israel, Ac.2:40, 2 Cor.6:14-18!), because it was not declared what should be done to him. 35And the LORD said unto Moses, The man shall be surely put to death: all the congregation shall stone him with stones without the camp. 36And all the congregation brought him without the camp, and stoned him with stones, and he died; as the LORD commanded Moses. 37And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 38Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribband of blue: 39And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them (see Lk.9:62) ; and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring: 40That ye may remember, and do all my commandments, and be holy unto your God. 41I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am the LORD your God, see 1 Pt.1:13Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 14As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: 15But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; 16Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
God will have one law for us as well as for the gentile and all those who sojourn with the natural olive tree, who have been grafted in! Only the sin of ignorance will be forgivable, the sin of presumptuous sin will never be forgiven unless repented of, Mk.3:28Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: 29But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation; because of 2 Tm.3:16-17!
Only when we fall down on our knees and ask Jesus for his mercy and forgiveness, can we be found with a pure heart, seeking to please God with all our hearts can we be found righteous and innocent as a true child of God, see in 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 (Regenerated or born-again in your original innocence, as in a state that was first seen in Adam, the First will be Last and the Last First!), 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. 5And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. 6But whoso shall offend one of these little ones (who have been born-again) which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. 7Woe unto the world because of offences! For it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh! 8Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire. 9And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire. 10Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you: That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. 11For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. Is that not our job as well? To be found going after that one lost sheep, who has lost its way! The worm dieth not and the fire is never quenched night and day and you will be the fuel for it, 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. If you are not teaching and preaching this word and giving a testimony of Jesus Christ in your life, you are not standing in the gap are you? See also 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.7:20Therefore 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. 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.
Jms 5:19Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; 20Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins. Let us now be found doing God’s will with the remainder of our lives on His earth, which is our testing and proving grounds! Even our idle words will be judged, Mt.12:36But I say unto you: That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the Day of Judgment. 37For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. If our words do not confirm His words in us and our actions do not line up with the true translations of His words to His intent to us, we will be found as liars, 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. Have we really gone out of our way to bring the lost sheep back to his master? Have you been baptized in Jesus’ name? Do you speak in tongues as the Holy Spirit gives you the utterance? Have you found the wisdom of God and the power of God in your life? Rev.2:5Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
Salvation is of the Lord, done By Him, His Way, knowing the operations of the LORD!
Col.2:8Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. 9For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 10And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: 11In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: 12Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.
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.
The Keys to Salvation are the same Keys to heaven!
In order to go to Heaven we all must be justified before our Great God! Just that simple, we must have been washed in the blood of the Lamb of God, in order for our sins never to be seen again! There is but one way to get this blood of atonement for our sins applied to our souls and that is through the name of Jesus Christ, who is the sacrificial antidote and Propitiational Answer to the Law of death to the sinner! There is only one name in the entire Bible that has been given all authority to it and that is Jesus’ name, Mt.28:18 and if we ask for anything in that name He will give it to us, Jn.14:14! That alone is why the Apostles knew Jesus’ name was all powerful and all sin could be forgiven only in that name in baptism! See Col.3:17 for example: 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! God and the Father is the Holy Spirit by which all spirits must return to Ecc.12:7Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. Heb.12:9Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? Ac.7:47But Solomon built him a house. 48Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet, 49Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? Saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest? 50Hath not my hand made all these things (A Euphemism, because our God spoke everything into existence from nothing! Just as Jesus at the right hand of God is another euphemism for being in all power and authority! As Joseph was at the right hand of the Pharaoh meaning Joseph had all power and authority given to him from the Pharaoh, no one was higher than Joseph, only the Pharaoh was equal to the power of Joseph, for Joseph wore the ring of authority!)? Stephan said: 51Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye. God is the Holy Spirit the Schechinah glory that God will give to no other, which was revealed in 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. Jesus is the only one who resides in that Schechinah Glory which no man can approach, 1 Tm.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.
All because God had been manifested in the flesh of humanity: 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 begotten God in Jn.1:18 in many Greek manuscripts, who is in the bosom of the Father, and that cannot be done unless the Father was the Holy Spirit which is omnipresent and everything is in His bosom, or He would not be omnipresent, would He? As well as being the power of the “Highest” seen in Lk.1:35; which is the mind of God, and His will, seen in Jesus, 1 Cor.1:24But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. And that God was in Jesus reconciling the whole world unto Himself as seen in scripture yet again, I refer you to 2 Cor.5:19To wit (Know), 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. Which is the gospel of God’s Grace to us 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. God’s Grace is seen here as well; Ac.20:32And 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!
Without being sanctified and sacrificed, we cannot be one of the Lord’s chosen few! Many are called few will be chosen, three times in Matthew alone this was called out to us in the scriptures because the pathway to Heaven is very narrow, or restrictive, or as shown to be difficult as the word used in Luke was strive, from which we get the word that was used in the Greek was Agōnizesthe, from which we get our Agonize in the English! This only means one thing to us here; that to get in the grace of God we must be in the gospel of salvation and we must also be willing to be in the word of God to us, plus we must be sanctified, consecrated in order to be reconciled! How is one to get all this done correctly? There is only one way to God’s grace and that is by His words to us being completed in full compliance to His will for us! This can only be done in obedience to His words to us that are in fact His will for us; being all scripture is Holy Spirit inspired (2 Pt.1:19-21), 2 Tm.3:16All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. Now with this said we must also understand that the New Testament had not been written yet, it was just now being written, and even some of it were still in the minds of its authors being mellowed as the Holy Spirit was still teaching them the right way to go and leading them into all truths, when Paul was writing all His Epistles to the churches. Even though this last letter to Timothy was at the end of Paul’s life, and Paul’s course was about finished here, so most if not all of the Epistles were already written or being written during this one, while he was yet in prison in Rome. [Neither the Bible nor other sources say how or when Paul died, but Ignatius, probably around 110, writes that Paul was martyred. Christian tradition holds that Paul was beheaded in Rome during the reign of Nero around the mid-60s at Tre Fontane Abbey (English: Three Fountains Abbey).]
Justification before God must come by compliance to the words of God used for salvation or we waste our time doing a “ritual of tradition” man’s way, which is not the Lord’s way, being the Lord’s Way is so much higher than man’s way as shown to us in Isaiah chapter 55, I suggest we do it Jesus’ way, because it is His blood of propitiation we are looking for to be applied to our souls is it not? Jesus told the Ordained Apostles, who were to be sent out to give the correct way to Salvation, they had the Keys to Heaven, see 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! When this was said they were already “Ordained,” which was done in verse 16, just prior to this one here. Jesus gave the Keys to salvation to them alone and the keys are not transferable; only Jesus has the right to Ordain Apostles and to send them out, not man. Mt.16:18And I say also unto thee: That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 19And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Peter used these Keys very wisely as shown to us on the day of the Birth of the church of God in Jesus Christ, in Jerusalem, on the day of Pentecost. First of all the Lord our God provided a baptism of the Holy Spirit, which was Paid forward in a sense of what still had to be accomplished yet still; Jesus said in Jn.3:3Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4Nicodemus saith unto him: How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? 5Jesus answered: Verily, verily, I say unto thee: Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7Marvel not that I said unto thee: Ye must be born again. 8The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
Here we see that Jesus has now returned to the state of being the Father as He was before (2 Cor.5:16-17), this is shown to us in 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. They understood Jesus was going to be as he always was so that He could accomplish this verse in Jn.14:16And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; 17Even the Spirit of truth (Jesus is the Spirit of grace (the Word see Jn.1:1-14; 6:63; and Mt.4:4!) and 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 shall be in you. 18I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you Ro.8:9. So we see here that Jesus beings He is God with us, Mt.1:23 has operated just as He has from the beginning of time here and has shown Himself consistent with Himself in the order of operations, just as in the beginning of the creation. He always made sure everything was in place before something else was going to be needing something of a necessity for its survival. In this case it was being paid forward with the Holy Spirit being poured out on all flesh, and the first to receive it was the ones who were going to make up the foundation of the first church of God in history; who were in one place and of one mind and one accord. The 120 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. How else would Peter have known to use the proper Keys in the correct order, if the Holy Spirit had not come and lead him into all truths first?
After Peter’s first Sermon the whole area that had filled up with people around the house where they were at wanted to know what it was that they all must do to receive forgiveness of their sins and Salvation for eternal life. I will show you what it is we all must do, just as it is written in the word of God to us for this perfect and only way to Heaven given by the authorized Ordained Apostles who had been sent out for this reason, to reconcile the world to God. Ac.2:37Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
- 38Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
- 39For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the LORD our God shall call.
- 40And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.
The three Keys in a nutshell; Repent Mt.4:17 just as Jesus started His ministry on earth, Peter started off his ministry as well; Baptized in water as shown to us in Jn.3:5Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. Unless we are washed in baptism of water, there can be no remission of sin, and unless we use the only name by which Salvation comes, that has all power and authority given to it, Mt.28:18 and if we ask anything in that one name we shall have it, Jn.14:14, we had better use Jesus’ name, which is the name of the LORD GOD, who is the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, for these three titles are one person in Jesus Christ, seen in 1 Jn.5:20And 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!
The epitome of all that St. John had written; compiled into the last verse of His Epistle here to show us the One True God who has Eternal Life and that is Jesus Christ! For that reason Peter baptized in Jesus’ name on the day of the birth of the first church of God, on the day of Pentecost! After receiving the baptism of water and of the Holy Spirit two of the necessary keys are used, there is one remaining, the sanctification or consecration to God, by being Holy meaning to be separated for God’s own use, and this was accomplished in verse 40. With many more words did Peter exhort to them who had received salvation gladly, with an open heart of an innocent child, after being convicted for their sinful actions in crucifying their own Lord and Saviour. They had obeyed the Apostles’ doctrines and now they would learn what it is to follow Jesus and become His disciple, by separating themselves from the world of sin and carnality, and to go and sin no more as was taught by Jesus, Jn.8:11 and Jn.5:14Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee. This cannot be done unless we have His mind and His power in us and that is why it is mandatory to be baptized in the Holy Spirit with evidences of speaking in tongues given for this one purpose, to show we are in fact children of the most High God (Lk.11:13), 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!
That my friends is the plan of salvation, repent, be ye baptized in the only name by which salvation comes(See Ac.4:12), in the name of Jesus Christ our LORD. Receive ye the baptism of the Holy Spirit the union and reconciliation with God, so God can walk in you as you come out from among this untoward generation who lies in wickedness, and go and sin no more! 1 Jn.5:19. Also seen in 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. This cannot be done unless we comply with all scripture as seen as I have shown earlier in 2 Tm.3:16-17, that a man of God maybe perfect, Mt.5:8 and verse 48, and have shown himself approved having good works. The word used in the Greek for good is not how it is meant today in our language, as the way we understand the word good to mean. It is good in a perfect way, intrinsic in that it is a Godly good, an innate good that is from God alone kind of good! With man this is impossible so all must be Born-Again as was prescribed; just as a doctor would prescribe a remedy; we too will have to follow the directions of the most High God here if we want His Salvational Remedy, Ac.11:15-18!
The only way we can repay God back for what he did for us when He paid it forward to us, is to forgive ourselves and others and realize we are in need of a Saviour and that we are all born in iniquity. We must understand that we can only have the salvation if we understand that we are not our own, we have been purchased with the blood of the Holy Spirit; 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. The only way to receive that blood that is our propitiational salvation is to be washed in it in the baptism of death to self and carnality in a watery grave as seen in Ro.6:4 and again in Col.2:12 for it is the operations of God that will reunite us to Him. We must comply with His directions, not man’s traditions and rituals: Which were handed down to us from the Roman Catholic Church, who believe in three gods of the same substance, no matter how you stack it, three gods is still Tritheism! Three Persons is three people, Tri 3 Theism god equals Tri-theism every time! Only when we know God in Jesus reconciling the world unto Himself by Jesus, can we know the “One true God” and only then can we really understand God in His sense of His Spirit and of His Truths, which is required in Jn.4:23-24! As well as 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! St John warned us of this in the last verse in chapter 5 of his first Epistle in verse 21Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen. If we worship God anyway other that what has been given to us in His scriptures we are worshipping a god of our own vain imaginations, which is Idolatry! Jesus is the I Am that was before Abraham, Jn.8:58! Or 1 Tm.3:16 would not make the same sense as it does now, 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. And 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. Which was finished to us to 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! Which we now understand in its literal sense, God with Us, our Jesus who is both LORD and the Christ, Ac.2:36 and who is LORD of ALL, Ac.10:36, the One True God, 1 Jn.5:20, who has Eternal Life for us, when we obey His doctrines not man’s commandments!
Faith can only be faith when it is in Operation!
Jms.2:15If 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. 18Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. 19Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. 20But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? 21Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? 22Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? 23And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness (Obedience to the word of God is our righteousness!): and he was called the Friend of God (And so will you and I, when we comply with God’s words to us, Jn.15:3!). 24Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. 25Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way? 26For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also!
Being found perfect in the eyes of God!
Mt.5:48Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
This is not an impossible command to keep in light of how it was being used in connection with brotherly love! For when we have loved our brothers as ourselves we have fulfilled all the law according to Paul (Gal.5:14) and Jesus as well (Mt.22:39-40)! This is the only way to be found perfect, after assuming you have complied with all other requirements of the written words of God in all scriptures given to us, 2 Tm.3:16-17 so a man can be perfect with all good works; in obedience to all scriptures not just the ones you want to keep that are easy for you. All scripture is our New Testament, because scripture cannot be broken, Jn.10:35, as told to us by Jesus Himself!
In order to be found perfect we have already covered being born-again of water and of the Holy Spirit with evidences given for a confirmation of that fact. Now we must comply with all scriptures as given to us for our perfection so we can be found perfect, as “God is perfect,” so we must too be found in His light!
In light of God’s designs we must comply with all His sayings as shown in Is.28:9-12 or we find ourselves in verse 13 as shown earlier. How can we do that unless we comply with all scriptures such as even James has shown us in chapter 1? Jms.1:25But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. 26If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain. 27Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this: To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world!
A True Christian, a Child of the Most High God, Will be found following the words of God!
Mt.25:31When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: 32And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: 33And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. 34Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35For I was a hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: 36Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 37Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee a hungred, and fed thee? Or thirsty, and gave thee drink? 38When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? Or naked, and clothed thee? 39Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 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!
41Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: 42For I was a hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: 43I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. 44Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee a hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? 45Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me! 46And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal!
How are we to prove our faith in what we believe unless we contribute to those who are in the actual fields of labor doing God’s will? I know we all cannot go out in the fields of other countries but we can help those who do go there and live there, called missionaries; and even give to Pasters who Minister to the least of these! We can even become involved in other’s ministries who you can built a relationship with over the Internet, in supporting their ministries! We need to reach out to the lost in all the most impoverished nations for they are the least of these that Jesus was talking about, here in these scriptures above! It is important to comply with all scriptures if we are true children of Jesus Christ who is supposed to be living in us! If we are really born-again we will have more than just a wanting to help here; it should be a hunger to feed and clothe them, as Jesus said to do. We are to look for those who are in need and seek them out and bring this gospel message to all nations, to all that hath breath! What good is it if we do not pay it forward as Jesus did for us when He robed Himself in flesh and died on the cross for our salvation; if we do not give ourselves for our brothers of another country as well as our Father in Heaven has shown us to do as He did for us? Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life we all must live if we are true followers of Him, in word and in deed! He is our example here and it is “High Time” we reach out to the lost, starving, naked, orphaned, and widows too, of the world; in order for us to be found perfect, in His prefect eyes who sees everything!
Right now I’m about to give a call to all who read this letter from God’s own heart who lives in me. I will give everyone an opportunity to not only give but adopt a nation, a region, or territory, or just a single tribe or even just one other church in another country or even my own in my home; we need to reach out to those who are in worse shape than we are and pick up a weaker brother and get them back on the narrow path of righteousness; as well as of sound heath, mentally, physically, and psychologically, to have the mind of Christ in them as well as us! In fulfilling scriptures in our lives we show we not only understand God’s words to us, but we prove our beliefs by our faith in action, which is faith that works, by the evidences given by our own actions. Jesus said if we had faith the size of a mustard seed we could and can move mountains. Well we have a world of poverty out here and I’m asking people to come stand with me in removing this mountain of human need! Below I will give some contact information and it will be up to you to pray and listen to God as He talks to your heart. He will guide you in what direction He wants you to move in; and if you are not sure of what to do, you are too far from Him now and are in all reality already backslidden. We must have an active relationship with God and an active prayer life or we have no union with God at all; it is all in your own mind if you do not know the sound of Jesus’ own voice, you are in need of praying back through to the Holy Ghost.
We all need to get involved with a program of this kind in sharing what God has graciously given to us in our bountiful lives as we share with others less fortunate. Even if we are in poverty ourselves we too are to find a way to serve God in our abilities we have no excuses in this matter, we are all servants of God and must be found working in His fields of harvest in some way possible or He will not be one you will want to see, if you are not! The servant who did listen to His master was bound hand and foot and cast out into outer darkness, where there will be gnashing of teeth, as in forevermore too! Here is a link to a brief history of tithing; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tithe. We are supposed to feed and make sure our own are taken care of or we are less than an infidel; 1 Tm.5:8But if any provide not for his own, and especially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel. See also Gal.6:7Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 8For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. 9And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. 10As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith! As far back as I can think in the bible we are seen to come from one set of parents called Adam and Eve, so that my friends makes the entire world our brothers and sisters in one family of the world. So if we do not help them we are less than an infidel! On the other hand, when we have done good things to those who are the least of these we have done them unto Jesus and we will be separated from the goats of the world, that lies in wickedness come judgment day! Not by works but by obedience to God’s own words to us, as we obey in faith that works!
I am in need for a few people I am working with in other countries, one is in Kenya, Africa. He is a full time evangelical minister who has adopted a girl and is struggling to keep her in a school and needs our help.
I have another need as well as I have a full time minister who is preaching the gospel to the poor and needy in his home town and has also adopted two children besides his two and he is in need or he will have to move out of his home unless he receives some financial help from others as well.
There are lists and stacks of mail at my home from people needing Bibles for their people in their own towns and outside areas in other little villages they are trying to minister to.
I have another minister who has recently has gone through heart surgery and is still in the healing stages but is in need of assistance. The list goes on and on with these and other needs as well, I need a laptop computer that sells for $350.00 U. S. dollars, so I can set up another teaching point in Kumasi Africa; for a woman and her family who is hungry to hear the truth of Jesus as our Lord and Saviour, for her and her village and nearby neighbors, via Skype over the Internet. (Now 2 lapstops are needed, 5/9/2014, Kenya teaching point now needs one.)
There are basic needs we see here also for mosquito nets and drugs for malaria and antibiotics as well as other basic medical needs.
The people I’m trying to reach are scattered out over a vast area and there is no way I can do it all, I’m in over my head and that is where I like it. I’m doing all that is humanly possible for anyone to do and I’m asking for a few people to get involved with my ministry and help me do the same. Our rewards will be given in heaven, with a mansion that is already under construction, where moth cannot eat it, and the rust of cankered money is not found. We have a home in our Lords Kingdom that money cannot buy, only our actions on earth can purchase this home as we give ourselves away as Jesus showed to do and how it must be done: With our own lives in return for His, when we too give our all for Him and His work here on earth. The world is our trial and testing grounds! We either prove we are His now in this short lifetime of ours or we find ourselves forever cast out of His presence; as unfaithful servant who hid his talent in the ground!
The only way we can find our way to the Lord’s heart is when we use our own for Him and His works He has given us for this perfect situation, to prove our perfect love for Him! Below I will give my address and phone number and contact points for sending donations, Bibles, clothes, or anything else you can send that I too may send ahead to those who are in need of the items you have donated. If you have a special area God has laid on your heart just drop a line or call me and let me know when and what you are donating and where it is directed by you to go and I will see that it is done according to your requests.
Lord’s Way Ministries
Rev. G. L. Boyett
My address is 1500 W. Center St. Apt.702
Rogers AR. 72756
My phone # is 1-479-270-4645
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Any and all donations will be forwarded to the fields of service without losing one dime to anyone but to its intended party, we have no service charges in my ministries and we keep no part of your donations. 100% of it goes to its destinations. It’s the LORD’s money not ours, it is for His work; not to make us wealthy.
Repent every one of you and be ye all baptized in Jesus’ name, and be ye filled with the Holy Spirit and keep only unto Him and come out from among this untoward generation, and then go to work in His fields of labor, and find your own ministry and quit relying on others to do your share!
Lord’s Way Ministries
Rev. G. L. Boyett
Come and help us in our ministries until you get yours up and running and God will do the blessing! Get ahold of me and I will teach you how to start your own ministry.