Are we truly the chosen?
The first will be last and the Last will be First Matt.19:30.
Matt.20:16: for many are called, but few be chosen!
(See Mt.7:13-14; 20:16; as well as 22:14)
First and foremost I want to call your attention to one important fact, I am nothing and you are nothing but another of life’s distractions, in life’s grand scheme of things to come. The point is whether we are being used to His, Jesus’ glory. For many are called and few are chosen, so then, let us look into this teaching that our Lord was trying to teach us. For our God is an all consuming fire, Hebrews 12:29. In the entire Bible we see a passage of a sort, a porthole, yes a pathway to Jesus. For this bible is our God’s mind, and His way to Him, if indeed we are chosen. This is not my way to Him. I feel that this journey is to be taken by each individual. For each of us are to seek out, and to work his or her own salvation Phil.2:12, for this reason we cannot blame the ministers the preachers, or even the Pope in this matter, of our eternal salvation. We who preach this gospel will be held accountable, for this reason I will not deviate from scripture, for whoever preaches any other gospel is a cursed thing Gal.1:8, 9, two times, it is this important to get this right. For this reason I do not plan to please anyone with this kind of preaching, but the Lord has given me this, to preach to you. In the next verse 10 for do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I yet pleased men, I should not be a servant of Jesus Christ.
If we are to make a decision on where we were to live with our children for the rest of our days as well as theirs, we would hopefully do some praying and fasting beforehand and seek His guidance. Is not our salvation eternal, without end; for me forever is a long time. For we are to seek out His plan to salvation for there is but one way to Him and that is His way. For Jesus said in Matt.7:13, 14 Enter ye at the straight gate (narrow): for wide is the gate, (seek ye the kingdom and His righteousness) and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction and many there be which go in there at: 14: Because straight is the gate (How narrow) and narrow (difficult or confined) is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Matt. 7: 21 Not everyone 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. Now with all this brought to light any time in the Bible that we see a scripture used in more than one Book of the Bible you had better plan on it becoming doctrine, a truth that we can use for our salvation. For there is one baptism,
Ephesians 4 Walk in Unity
1 I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, 2 with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, 3 endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. With this being said we have not yet been chosen: this should be our calling. Unless we do the will of the Father we are not going to see Him. So if we do not have a daily walk with Him, and talk with Him how then, are we to learn what our calling is, what indeed is His plan for you?
For our calling into His service, we must train and prepare for His will. But with any placement into His service we are to be anointed, and there is only one anointing oil to be used, and that is from Him. By His anointing oil the very Spirit of Jesus Himself, we are to come to know Him, before we can be of any use to Him. For the Spirit of Truth is the mind of God our Lord Jesus Christ.
6 However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. 7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, 8 which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
9 But as it is written:
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
nor have entered into the heart of man
the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”
10 But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.
13 These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14 But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he
know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one. 16 For “who has known the mind of the LORD that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ.
Only if we truly have His Spirit in us with power and with evidences of speaking in tongues, this is the Fire that John the Baptist was speaking of. Matt. 3:1111 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 12 His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather His wheat into the barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.” For our plan of salvation has to be right or we will be in His hand, Heb. 10:31. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. Now all of these words are meaningless unless we come to understand, that Jesus our Lord and savior has given us everything we need to come to Him in His words of Truth and Life for no one will come to the Father but through Him and unless we believe every verse in this Book of Life. For these very words are God given, God breathed to His chosen vassals, the prophets, apostles or God Himself when He spoke them through Jesus. For if we do not know that JESUS is God then we are lost already. 1 Tim. 3:16 for let us first look at 2 Tim.
The Man of God and the Word of God
10 But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance, 11 persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra—what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me. 12 Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. 13 But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, 15 and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly (furnished) equipped for every good work. Equipped for every good purpose is only being provided through the power of His Spirit, which is given according to our faith. For the Lord our Jesus told us to be ye perfect for your Father which is in heaven is perfect. Matt. 5:48. And if we see that God does not change neither does His scriptures or what are we to do with them. 2 Cor.5:19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and hascommitted to us the word of reconciliation. Mal.3: 6 “For I am the LORD, I do not change; therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob. 7 Yet from the days of your fathers You have gone away from My ordinances
And have not kept them.
Return to Me, and I will return to you,”
Says the LORD of hosts.
“ But you said,
‘ In what way shall we return?’ and the answer is return to your first Love. Rev. 2 5 Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent. For if we do not preach this gospel of Jesus as Lord God almighty we are not in harmony with scripture at all. For all scripture must be harmonized together, for God is not the author of confusion. For 1 Tim 3:16 tells us who God is for there is only one who was manifested in the flesh and crucified for the remission of our sins.
The Great Mystery
14 These things I write to you, though I hope to come to you shortly; 15 but if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. 16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness:
God was manifested in the flesh,
Justified in the Spirit,
Seen by angels,
Preached among the Gentiles,
Believed on in the world,
Received up in glory. And God said I will not share my Glory.
Gen. 3:15 And I will put enmity
Between you and the woman,
And between your seed and her Seed;
He shall bruise your head,
And you shall bruise His heel.”
Isa. 42:8 I am the Lord: that is my name:
And My glory I will not give to another,
Nor My praise to carved images.
Behold, the former things have come to pass,
And new things I declare;
Before they spring forth I tell you of them.”
We see in Isa. 9: 6.
For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace
For our Lord humbled himself and came to earth in the flesh, for God is immortal, God is a Spirit, John 4:24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” God cannot die, so then who would have the sinless blood for us if it were not from him manifesting Himself in the flesh; there could not be any other perfect sacrifice.
John 4: 23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” In order to pay the price of sin for His people, by God Himself with His very own blood,
11 For My own sake, for My own sake, I will do it;
For how should My name be profaned?
And I will not give My glory to another.
So we see here that beforehand He indeed told us His plans, by His prophets and His chosen vassals.
Gen. 3:15 And I will put enmity
Between you and the woman,
And between your seed and her Seed;
He shall bruise your head,
And you shall bruise His heel.”
We see Jesus teaching on this same subject. We see Jesus, revealing Himself to us through His scriptures. John 10:30. “I and My Father are one.” For God is the Word for only in His word is there life, the one who speaks things into existence.
John1: The Eternal Word
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. John 1: 10 He was in the world and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not. Jesus said before Abraham He was and that Abraham saw His day and rejoiced. John 8: 58 Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.” For if we do not know Jesus as Lord and God Almighty we are condemned already.
23 And He said to them, “You are from beneath; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. 24 Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.” Even doubting Thomas figured it out in the end.
Seeing and Believing John 20
24 Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 The other disciples therefore said to him, “We have seen the Lord.”
So he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.”
26 And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, “Peace to you!” 27 Then He said to Thomas, “Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.”
28 And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!”
29 Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” The Old Testament is the shadows of Jesus, and we can actually see Him in the New Testament, being scripture fulfilled. From every book of the Bible form Gen. to Rev, we see Jesus revealing Himself to us. Rev.1:10 “I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet, 11 saying, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last,”
The Lord of all and all Revelation
17 And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, “Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. 18 I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death. So on this gospel I will stand and profess Jesus is Lord. For God said Beside Me there is no other, I am Lord, Savior, and our Redeemer.
For your Maker is your husband,
The LORD of hosts is His name;
And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel;
He is called the God of the whole earth.
10 “You are my witnesses,” says the LORD, “And My servant whom I have chosen,
that you may know and believe Me,
and understand that I am He.
Before me there was no God formed,
nor shall there be after Me.
11 I, even I, am the LORD,
And besides Me there is no savior. For these things are brought to bring forth light of His coming.
Isa. 28: 10, 11, 12
10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept,
Line upon line, line upon line,
Here a little, there a little.”
11 For with stammering lips and another tongue
He will speak to this people, (This is the evidence of the Holy Spirit filled testimony of His saints, bring revelation to light in a dark, ever seeking but never perceiving world, because they knew not the Holy Ghost)
12 To whom He said, “This is the rest with which; You may cause the weary to rest,”
And, “This is the refreshing”: Yet they would not hear: Because the wisdom of God is but foolishness to man.
Coming of the Holy Spirit
1 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. For we see that Peter and the disciples received the keys to the kingdom of heaven. For they were shown the truth and the way by Jesus Himself: For this reason should not we follow their teaching and scripture to the letter? For God our Lord and Savior gave to them the proper ways. For this is the Rock that His church is founded.
Now if we perceive the word correctly we must have the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. Just how we are to obtain this Holy Spirit was revealed in Acts 2:1-3, 38, and 39. For in John Jesus speaks to Nicodeamus;
The New Birth
1 There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2 This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.”
3 Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
4 Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”
5 Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
9 Nicodemus answered and said to Him, “How can these things be?”
10 Jesus answered and said to him, “Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things? 11 Most assuredly, I say to you, we speak what we know and testify what we have seen, and you do not receive our witness. 12 If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things? 13 No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven. 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
18 “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”
John the Baptist Exalts Christ
Jn.3:22 After these things Jesus and His disciples came into the land of Judea, and there He remained with them and baptized. 23 Now John also was baptizing in Aenon near Salim, because there was much water there. And they came and were baptized. 24 For John had not yet been thrown into prison.
25 Then there arose a dispute between some of John’s disciples and the Jews about purification. 26 And they came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, He who was with you beyond the Jordan, to whom you have testified—behold, He is baptizing, and all are coming to Him!”
27 John answered and said, “A man can receive nothing unless it has been given to him from heaven. 28 You yourselves bear me witness that I said, ‘I am not the Christ,’ but, ‘I have been sent before Him.’ 29 He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice. Therefore this joy of mine is fulfilled. 30 He must increase, but I must decrease. 31 He who comes from above is above all; he who is of the earth is earthly and speaks of the earth. He who comes from heaven is above all. 32 And what He has seen and heard, that He testifies; and no one receives His testimony. 33 He who has received His testimony has certified that God is true. 34 For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God does not give the Spirit by measure. 35 The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into His hand. 36 He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” So we are back to John 8: 24, where Jesus Himself says it more plainly, clearer than any of us could ever do. For His word will not come back void. 24 Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.” Isa 53 says 11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;
It shall not return to Me void,
But it shall accomplish what I please,
And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
12 “For you shall go out with joy,
and be led out with peace;
The Mountains and the hills
shall break forth into singing before you,
and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress tree,
And instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree;
and it shall be to the LORD for a name,
for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.” For this reason the Holy Spirit must be preached, for this is the rest and unspeakable joy that is spoken of. Acts 2: 16 But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:
17 ‘ And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God,
That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh;
Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
Your young men shall see visions,
Your old men shall dream dreams.
18 And on My menservants and on my maidservants
I will pour out My Spirit in those days;
and they shall prophesy. (And then will come the end times, that will be revealed after the rapture)
19 I will show wonders in heaven above
and signs in the earth beneath:
Blood and fire and vapor of smoke.
20 The sun shall be turned into darkness,
and the moon into blood,
before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD. (But His children still will need to act now, and follow these last scriptures now, before it is too late.)
21 And it shall come to pass
that whoever calls on the name of the LORD
shall be saved.
For this very reason, we must know the name in which there is salvation and that very name is Jesus. For without the blood of Jesus applied to us at baptism, by His name being spoken over us at baptism, there is no remission of sins. The power is in the name of Jesus. For in the days of the Old Testament the blood of the sacrifice was applied to the mercy seat, and the sin rolled over till the next year. This is the atonement, but Jesus came that none should be lost, and all should be saved forever by His name. This is the remittance or remission of sins, once and for all forever. Acts 2: 38, 39, 38 Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.” So we see here the only way by which we must be saved. Acts4:12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
For in the beginning when Moses was to build or set up the Tabernacle (the church in the wilderness) he was to do it exactly as the Lord described to him, down to who was to do the work, as in the craftsmen to do the work, as in who the High priest was going to be, as well as who was to be his attendants. We are to worship Him according to His requirements, not in our ways. Because His ways are not our ways: For we are to worship Him in Truth and in Spirit.
So we see that when we apply the blood of Jesus to our souls we become His property ready to receive His Spirit; it takes repentance, baptism in His name, and the infilling of His Spirit to be reborn, then we can become His chosen, ready to lead an overcoming life. For by this same spirit will we be raised up in the last days, Romans 8:11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. John 8:18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have the power to lay it down and to take it again. This commandment have I received of My Father. For if we are of Him, we will then do the will of the Father; John8: 29, for I do always those things that please Him. 51 Verily, Verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. For the Lord does know who will receive His word. John6:33 For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”
34 Then they said to Him, “Lord, give us this bread always.”
35 And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me shall never hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst. 36 But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. 37 All that the Father gives me will come to me, and the one who comes to me I will by no means cast out. 38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. (The Holy Spirit now manifested in the flesh) 39 This is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day. 40 And this is the will of Him who sent me that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.”
The gifts of the Spirit
In order for us to receive His Spirit we must be of the Father by the washing away of our sins by the blood, in His name, for the remission of sins. If we were indeed baptized in any other way we must be re-baptized in His name, otherwise Paul would not have rebaptized the other 12 of John the Baptist’s disciples in
Paul at Ephesus
1 And it happened, while Apollos was at Corinth, that Paul, having passed through the upper regions, came to Ephesus. And finding some disciples 2 he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?”
So they said to him, “We have not so much as heard whether there is a Holy Spirit.”
3 And he said to them, “Into what then were you baptized?”
So they said, “Into John’s baptism.”
4 Then Paul said, “John indeed baptized with a baptism of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe on Him who would come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.”
5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 6 And when Paul had laid hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke with tongues and prophesied. The Lord changes not neither does His word, and we see only one scripture that says that there is a day that no one may do the works, John9:4 I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. (After the Rapture) 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” This light is His Spirit working in us to the Glory of the Father. For after we are lifted up to Him at the rapture then His Spirit will also be lifted up and the antichrist will be revealed, in the beginning of the last days. For if the Lord did not spare Israel from the first three plagues in the Exodus He is not going to spare His elect, He said if the days were not shortened even the elect would have perished (So His chosen, who have made themselves ready, by the power of the Holy Ghost, will be pulled before the tribulations start). Matt.24:22 and Mark 13: 20 And unless the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake, which He chose, He shortened the days. Speaking of the Israelites, for this is the testing and fire in which He will be with them that they burn not. These last days will wax more and more detestable before the rapture; we will still have to prove ourselves worthy of His calling, for faith without works is dead, James 2:
Faith without Works Is Dead
14 What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? 17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
18 But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. 19 You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble! 20 But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar?
For in Daniel we see the faith by which God our Lord Jesus is looking for. Dan.3: 24 Then King Nebuchadnezzar was astonished; and he rose in haste and spoke, saying to his counselors, “Did we not cast three men bound into the midst of the fire?”
They answered and said to the king, “True, O king.”
25 “Look!” he answered, “I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.” There is only one way to have this kind of faith and that is the baptism of the Holy Ghost for this reason we must give evidence of His presence in us, by our fruit we will be known of whom we belong to. So by indeed, we are saved by His grace, but the grace that is being talked about is the grace of God that has revealed Himself to us in order for us to be saved in His name.
For we are predestined for He knew who would receive His word before hand, His chosen. Romans8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groaning which cannot be uttered. 27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. When the Spirit is present in us we have not just understanding and peace that passes all understanding. Phil4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!
5 Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.(this being the Holy Spirit in you)
6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Evidence of the Fruit of the Spirit
Bear fruit worthy of repentance and of your salvation John 3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, “Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8 Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance, 9 and do not think to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones. 10 And even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees. Therefore every tree which does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. (If you have not this Holy Ghost with the Fire, you had better start looking into it, for it is this Spirit that will bring forth those out of the grave and raise those that are still left alive.) 12 His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather His wheat into the barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire (those without His Spirit). For we will see that speaking in tongues, prophesying, sighs and wonders these are the evidence of the Spirit. Nowhere in my Bible does it say that these are not for today,
Acts 10:30 So Cornelius said, “Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing, 31 and said, ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard, and your alms are remembered in the sight of God. 32 Send therefore to Joppa and call Simon here, whose surname is Peter. He is lodging in the house of Simon, a tanner, by the sea. When he comes, he will speak to you.’ 33 So I sent to you immediately, and you have done well to come. Now therefore, we are all present before God, to hear all the things commanded you by God.”
Preaching to Cornelius’ Household
34 Then Peter opened his mouth and said: “In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. 35 But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him. 36 The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ—He is Lord of all— 37 that word you know, which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee after the baptism which John preached: 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with (In) Him. 39 And we are witnesses of all things which He did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem, whom they killed by hanging on a tree. 40 Him God raised up on the third day, and showed Him openly, 41 not to all the people, but to witnesses chosen before by God, even to us who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead. 42 And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who was ordained by God to be Judge of the living and the dead. 43 To Him all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins.”
The Holy Spirit Falls on the Gentiles
44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word. 45 And those of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also. 46 For they heard them speak with tongues and magnify God.
Then Peter answered, 47 “Can anyone forbid water, that these should not be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” 48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then they asked him to stay a few days. Jesus in John says in Chapter 14 verses 15 through 23; 15 “If you love Me, keep My commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.
Indwelling of the Father and the Son
19 “A little while longer and the world will see me no more, but you will see me. Because I live, you will live also. 20 At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in me, and I in you. 21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”
22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?”
23 Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. 24 He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me, John 14:
The Father Revealed
7 “If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.” Col.2: 6 As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, 7 rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.
8 Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.(This Trinity Doctrine it is not in the scriptures, it was started by the Roman Catholic Church, God dwells in Christ Jesus, get over it, look to John 10:30) 9 For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; 10 and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power. For in this we see that there is no power in this man made tradition of the Trinity baptism, which was issued by the Council of Nicaea in 325. For all power and authority is and was given to the Lord our God in the Flesh, this man Jesus. For Jesus said I come in my Father’s name, I and the Father are one John10:30 and John 14: Explains the gift of the Holy Spirit.
The Gift of His Peace
25 “These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. 26 But the Helper, (The Comforter) the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. So then we see that if you were indeed a disciple of Jesus and you had been with Him from the beginning, then you would most certainly know what the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit should be, especially after seeing the Transfiguration in the garden on Mt. Olive for in Matt. 28:
The Great Commission
16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them. 17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted.
18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name(it is singular, there is only one name that fits here and that is Jesus)
of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (these are titles of one Spirit manifested in different respects to time and function), 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. For in this passage we see that the word name is in the singular tense, and all of the disciples of Jesus knew who He was, for they were with Him at His transfiguration in the garden. For this reason Jesus gave the keys to heaven to the disciples and the power to bind in heaven and on earth. This is the very reason why we must be baptized in His name for there is no other way to salvation but through Him the simple fact is that the power of His name is what is required in order for the blood of the sacrifice to be applied to beneficiary.
The Way, the Truth, and the Life
1 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In 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. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. 4 And where I go you know, and the way you know.” 5 Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?” 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. (So you had better get baptized in the only name that counts)
The Father Revealed
7 “If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.”
8 Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.”
9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. 11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves. (Jesus and God are one in the same, this is the only way we can harmonize 1Tim3:16 as well as Isaiah, Jer. Zech. on and on.) Now how does one come to God?
We have seen up to now that we are to repent of our sins (this is a turning away from all sins, changing OF ONES MIND) and to turn away from the flesh and from the world of death which is the sin that is present in all flesh. For if we seek our lives then we will
lose it, but if we lose our lives for Him then we will gain it John12:24 Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. 25 He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor. For this is unto the Royal Law that we Love him as ourselves, and that we seek His will above and beyond ours James2: 8 If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you do well; 9 but if you show partiality, you commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors. For we were purchased for a price that is beyond our knowledge and understanding 1 Cor.6:19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you (if you speak in tongues), whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. John 10:27 “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them and they follow Me. For we must pick up our cross and die daily for Him, Matt.10:38 & 16:24, Luke9:23 & 14:27 and Mark 8:34 When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. We see this in all the books of the gospels and in Acts also, so I feel we have a president to set doctrine here. This is a must do. But we see that not all are willing to bare the cross, for the cost of it is all that we have. For unless we seek Jesus with all of our hearts mind, spirit, strength, and soul, and come in a child like Love and faith; then we have missed His mark already.
Counting the cost
We in all honesty must approach the throne of grace with caution, for the Lord our God sees to the heart of man. For nothing is hidden by which He cannot see it. We must be able to approach this with the Love of a child, for Jesus said that the kingdom is liken unto them, we had better be that innocent.
Who Is the Greatest?
1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2 Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, 3 and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me. For we need a humble child like Love so that we can be of service to our brothers and sisters before we even look to the cost
to our own personal happiness, for if we are doing God’s will, this should be our unspeakable joys, for our name will be written in the Book of Life. For eternity from or apart from God is just too unbearable to consider. If we seek the kingdom with all of our hearts, mind, spirit, strength, and soul then all things will be added to us, to begin His work in us. For Jesus commissioned us to do the will of the Father. For we see in Luke Jesus at twelve years old knows what He is to be doing, for this is our example to follow as well, Luke 2:49 And He said unto them, How is it that ye sought Me? Wist (knew) ye not that I must be about My Father’s business?
For we must, for the Love and the Fear of the lord, we must be doing His will when He comes back.
Jesus Teaches the Fear of God
Luke 12:4 “And I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. 5 But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you, fear Him! There for we are to be seeking His kingdom at all times, this is our job. For He is the creator and we are His creation; we are put here to have fellowship with our Lord.
The Faithful Servant and the Evil Servant
Luke12:35 “Let your waist be girded and your lamps burning; 36 and you yourselves be like men who wait for their master, when he will return from the wedding, that when he comes and knocks they may open to him immediately. 37 Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them. 38 And if he should come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. 39 But know this that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. 40 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” 41 Then Peter said to Him, “Lord, do You speak this parable only to us, or to all people?” 42 And the Lord said, “Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his master will make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of food in due season? 43 Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. 44 Truly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all that he has. 45 But if that servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’ and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and be drunk, 46 the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the
unbelievers(These are those who say I will wait for a more appropriate day to be saved and be convert).47 And that servant who knew his master’s will, and did not prepare himself or do according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. 48 But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.
The scriptures are our recipe for our portion, the food we will eat, for He is the bread of life. We must keep His sayings, His teachings, His will for us this is mandatory.
The Narrow Way
Luke13:22 And He went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem. 23 Then one said to Him, “Lord, are there few who are saved?”
And He said to them, 24 “Strive to enter through the narrow(on the difficult path)gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able. 25 When once the Master of the house has risen up and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open for us,’ and He will answer and say to you, ‘I do not know you, where you are from,’ 26 then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught in our streets.’ 27 But He will say, ‘I tell you I do not know you, where you are from. Depart from Me, all you workers of iniquity.’ 28 There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and yourselves thrust out. 29 They will come from the east and the west, from the north and the south, and sit down in the kingdom of God. 30 And indeed there are last who will be first, and there are first who will be last.”
The order of First and Last
Now if we indeed have learned anything from this teaching, lesson, or sermon which ever you chosen to call it. We must find in our hearts the true way to Jesus. Heb. 8:
A New Covenant
7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second. 8 Because finding fault with them, He says: “Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah— 9 not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they did not continue in My covenant, and I disregarded them, says the LORD. 10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I
will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 11 None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, ‘‘Know the LORD,’ for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them.12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”
13 In that He says, “A new covenant,” He has made the first obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.
Now this is where it gets tricky, for so many people think that they have the knowledge to discern the word of God, but unless you have the Holy Spirit to be able to discern His gospel and realize His true meanings, you are on a slippery slope. For we see that if we seek Him in all humbleness, and in a worship of giving Him all the glory, He will reveal all things to us: If we are sincerely seeking His face and heart with all of our hearts. For God is Love and unless we approach Him in Love for Him and His people we will not find any answers. It was not till I learned to humble myself, for His glory, for His people and to pray intercessory prayer for others, with all my heart, with all my faith, did our Lord start to reveal His secrets, and speak unto me as a friend, and let me know His will for me. This is the reason I have decided to make Him first and foremost in all things in my life. For Jesus said in Luke 8: 21 And He answered and said unto them, My mother and My brethren are these which hear My words, and do it. So then if we put ourselves in a role of the servant to all, then we shall be the greatest. But we are to do this in the Love of Jesus, and He will sort out the rest, for if we seek this out just to keep the door open to us so that we may see eternity, then we have still missed the mark. For nothing can be done on our own but the will of the Father in us, He does the works by the power and authority of His Spirit. For Jesus said I can do nothing on My own Luke 5:30 I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me (And who is in Him). So then when we learn to be last we automatically become first, but this is by His choice. For then we become His chosen. To be about His business, an heir to His throne; which is an all consuming business to be in for there is no room for mistakes. For there is no time for debating for consideration, we must be ready and willing to follow Him at all cost, for if anything is between you and Him and He is not first and center of your priorities seeking the Love of the Lord, we will find ourselves in trouble in His eyes.
The Cost of Discipleship
Luke 9:57 Now it happened as they journeyed on the road, that someone said to Him, “Lord, I will follow You wherever You go.”
58 And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.” 59 Then He said to another, “Follow Me.”
But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.”
60 Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and preach the kingdom of God.” 61 And another also said, “Lord, I will follow You, but let me first go and bid them farewell who are at my house.” 62 But Jesus said to him, “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” This is the cost we must bear; for we must put behind us the old ways, and never look back, just forward to seeing Him, and hearing those special words. Well done My good and faithful servant with whom I am well pleased, come and dine with Me at My table.
So in the end we find the secrets to salvation, repent, be baptized in Jesus name, and be baptized in the Holy Spirit with evidence of speaking in tongues, be about your Fathers’ business in all that we do and say, for if we are ashamed of this gospel then He will be ashamed of us also. This is the day of salvation, for there is no other, when the Lord gives an opportunity to seek Him and we chose to pass it by; then we have committed blasphemy (because you have put your ways over His and consider His ways of no value, you have put yourself above the maker, you are saying His ways are a cursed way not needing you attention) and have considered the blood of Jesus of no account or importance. Still the sad thing is that you have not even cared about yourself and the eternity you are going to spend without our Lord and Savior, because you called Him a liar, because you heeded not the call. That unbearable heat of that Lake of Fire, and the never ending thirst, and torment from the tormentor, I just don’t see how anyone could stand up to that for eternity!
Christ Brings Division
Matt.10:34 “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. 35 For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; 36 and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’[e] 37 He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. 38 And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. 39 He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.
This is how we become the First when we become last. His chosen! Repent! Be one of His chosen right now! Come to the Lord! Come to Jesus! Jesus is calling! The alternative is weeping and gnashing of teeth and the lake of fire, where the worm dieth not.
The Son of Man Will Judge the Nations
31 “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. 33 And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. 34 Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? 38 When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? 39 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’ 41 “Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: 42 for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink; 43 I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.’
44 “Then they also will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’ 45 Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ 46 And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
For if the righteous scarcely be saved, 1 Peter 4: 17 For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?
18 Now “If the righteous one is scarcely saved,
where will the ungodly and the sinner appear?”
19 Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator.
Isa.66:24“And they shall go forth and look
Upon the corpses of the men
Who have transgressed against Me.
For their worm does not die,
And their fire is not quenched.
They shall be abhorrence to all flesh.”
Jer. 7: 20 Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: “Behold, My anger and My fury will be poured out on this place—on man and on beast, on the trees of the field and on the fruit of the ground. And it will burn and not be quenched.”
Sounds to me to be a bad day that never ends and as many times as we see in these scriptures in the Bible, I’ll guarantee it’s not going to be a place that I would want to be around! Heed ye the word of the Lord!
Lords Way Ministries
G. L. Boyett
Lords Way Ministries
By G. L. Boyett;
1Tm.3:16 & 6:11-21; Isaiah60:1-22
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Rev. G. L. Boyett:
Gal.4:16Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?
~ Even so, if I be persecuted for His sake, I find myself in good company, in the company of the Elect! ~
(Isaiah59:1-21) The Lord will always have a prophet, for His generation, (Rev.19:10)
Ecc.12:7-14; Ps.2:1-12; Is.55:1-13; Mal.3:16-18