WHO WERE THE EPISTLES WRITTEN TO?
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.
The birth of the first church of Jesus Christ was at Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit was poured out on whosoever God will call; as seen in verse 39:39For 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. Not all people are God Called! For the Lord knows who are His; 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. Not everyone will know the name of Christ, even though they know, “The Christ” was Jesus. This doesn’t mean they know the name of Christ and who He is, therefore they will die in their iniquity or sin as Jesus has told them all who know not who He is, 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.
This first church of Jesus Christ had and still do have a distinct quality still intact to them alone, to this very day; they all speak in a heavenly language given to them by the Holy Spirit, which is seen in Rev.19:10And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. As well as Ac.19:1And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples, 2He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him: We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. 3And he said unto them: Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John’s baptism. 4Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people; that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. 5When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 6And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied. 7And all the men were about twelve.
This had been a distinct trait from the upper room experience, seen in previous verses, clear to the first church in Samaria who were all baptized in Jesus’ name. Ac.8:14Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John: 15Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost: 16(For as yet he 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.
Even when this phenomenon or supernatural experience came upon them, the Apostles knew the people had received the Holy Spirit by one important fact! They, Peter and John, the Lord Jesus’ “Ordained Apostles,” had heard all of them speak in other tongues as the Holy Spirit gave them the utterances!
This is shown to us in the same way when the first Gentiles were then proselyted into the Church of Jesus Christ, with the same evidences that they all had experienced themselves! This too was recorded for our own understanding as to what to look for when receiving the Baptism of the Holy Spirit! Ac.10:44While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. 45And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. 46For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter, 47Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we? 48And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord.
So the Ordained Apostle Peter took these who had received the same baptism that they all had received themselves to water and baptized them in the water of remission of sin, in the only name by which all salvation must come! For there is no 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. There is only one LORD, one Faith, and one Baptism, Eph.4:4There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5One Lord, one faith, one baptism! This one baptism has just been explained by the recorded facts of the first Ordained Apostles of God! Only they had the Keys given to them by God with us, our Immanuel, seen in Mt.1:23. Only when we know Jesus as the vessel of the Father in flesh as seen in 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. Can we know the One True God, St John was leading up to in his first epistle to the Church of Jesus Christ, seen in the culmination or the epitome of all that was written by St. John 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. You see St. John was there when Jesus revealed Himself to an entire country, even His own and they knew Him not, for who He was, or they would never had crucified the LORD of All GLORY: 1 Cor.2:8Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
St John even tried to show us this in one of his gospel teachings that was recorded in the cannon writings, Jn.1:1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2The same was in the beginning with God. 3All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made. 4In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. In the beginning God made heaven and earth and began to make it what He intended for it to be for His own likening. He began to make it the very exact way He wanted it to be all by Himself, before there was anything else. Before there was the first let there be ever spoken by Him He knew the end from the beginning! There is not one thing He had not foreseen or have knowledge of, yet He must let what must have been let to happen for He alone designed it all the run on freewill, for He is not a God that will force Himself on anyone, He is lowly, and is humble; and we are to learn of Him, Mt.11:25At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. 26Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight. 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. 28Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
You see the First Church of Jesus Christ, was in fact the First Church of God! All the Apostles knew who Jesus was, or they would never asked Him this, “Are you going to establish the Kingdom of Israel at this time?” Ac.1:6When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? The Father was standing right there in front of them, they knew who Jesus was or they would have never called Him Lord! You see we must never forget this one important fact, these men were with Jesus from the beginning of time, for all spirits come from the Father above, 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? To whom we all will return; Ecc.12:7Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. Whom the LORD our God had known before we were ever placed in our mother’s womb’s. Just as Jerimiah, was called to be the Lord’s prophet before he was ever born, just as Samson, even Samuel! Even Jesus was placed in the seed of the King of Israel’s lineage, King David; for that reason so God could be King of kings and LORD of lords in Heaven and on Earth! When Jesus showed up the Kingdom of God revealed itself to mankind!
Mt.4:17From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Mt.12:28But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. You notice here that Jesus said He did these things by the Spirit of God, for the Spirit of God is in Him, and He doeth the works! Jesus is God’s own Spirit manifested in the flesh, because God is the Holy Spirit, Jn.4:24God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. As scripture has told us repeatedly, Rev.4:8And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, LORD God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. Lev.11:44For I am the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 45For I am the LORD that bringeth you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy. We the true people of God are all called to be Holy for He is Holy: 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. We cannot be Holy unto the LORD God unless we know Him for who He is or we can never worship Him in Spirit and in Truth unless we have His Holy Spirit in us, or the Kingdom of God will never be with us, as prophesied by Jesus; Lk.17:21Neither shall they say, Lo here! Or, lo there! For, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. This was seen on the Day of Pentecost and Jesus fulfilled 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; 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!
Jesus said He would return to the be the Father in Jn.16:24Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. 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.
This explains what Isaiah saw when God revealed Himself to him in his dreams and visions so Isaiah wrote so we could understand him and what it is he was trying to tell us in Is.9:6For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace! The Apostle Thomas learned this too, before it was too late for him as well, seen in Jn.20:28And Thomas answered and said unto him, My LORD and my God. You see if Jesus were not God, He would have been sinning against the Law of Moses, when He allowed people to fall down and worship Him praising God, if He were not God in the flesh, Lk.17:11And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem; that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. 12And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: 13And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. 14And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. 15And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, 16And fell down on his face at his (Jesus’) 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. 19And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole! The man’s faith had made him whole because he fell at the very feet of God and he praised Him for what He did for him. Jesus did not speak blaspheme when He said, when you have see Me; you have seen the Father and from now on you hath seen Him and known Him, Jn.14:7! When you see Jesus you see the very one who sent Him, Jn.12:45 for the Spirit became flesh and now are one in Jesus, Jn.10:30, not some imagination of a bunch of philosophers that wrote some stuff 450 years after the last Ordained Apostle had died. They ratified this so called Holy Trinity and cursed anyone who would not believe in it as if they had any power to curse anyone at all, with their so called anathema. Then they set about killing and supporting all kinds of supporters, rulers, and emperors who would set them up as rulers of their state’s religious affairs and pay them, this did not the True Apostles of God.
You see the Apostle Paul wrote his Epistles too all those whom he knew were converted as he was, for Paul was baptized in the same Holy Spirit as all the other Apostles, and was taught of God by Jesus in the wilderness of his conversion as shown in the book of Galatians. We see Paul told us what the real church of God would do after they have been converted by the Holy Spirit in them and to whom all the Epistles of God were really written to in the first place; the true Church of Jesus Christ, this is seen in 1 Cor.1:1Paul called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother, 2Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours: 3Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 4I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ; 5That in everything ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge; 6Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you: 7So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ: 8Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ!
9God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. You see what throws everyone is when they say the son of God, did not God use the flesh of King David’s lineage from the tribe of Judah as foretold in Gen.49:8Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father’s children shall bow down before thee. 9Judah is a lion’s whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up? 10The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. 11Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass’s colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes: 12His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk. You see Jesus is the God that was, the God that is, and the God that will come to receive His own, for His own will seek God for His salvation, and Jesus said this; Jn.5:39Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life (Salvation and Redemption, Is.49:26!): 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? 45Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust. 46For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me; for he wrote of me. 47But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words? Who did Moses write of but God with them in the wilderness, leading them to the Promised Land!
Did not Moses write about God being inside the camp of Israel and giving the Laws of God to His own people? This is the God who is the I Am! Exo.3:14And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and He said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. This I Am is seen in Jesus telling the Israelites again who He is in Jn.8:58Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I AM! Jesus said if we do not know Him we too would die in our sins as well; Jn.8:24I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I AM, ye shall die in your sins. You cannot go to the Father unless we go through Jesus, Jn.14:6Jesus saith unto him, I AM the Way, (I Am) the Truth (See Jn.1:17), and (I Am) the Life (See Jn.11:25-26): no man cometh unto the Father, but by ME!
Unless we know who Jesus is we cannot worship in His Spirit and in His Truths, for it is His Spirit that will lead us into all His Truths, for only the Spirit is the very mind of God, which is His will, which was manifested in the flesh of King David making Jesus the very God and the Son of God too, therefore explaining Ps.110:1The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. As God talked to the then Son of God that was adopted of God in 2 Sam.7:1And it came to pass, when the king sat in his house, and the LORD had given him rest roundabout from all his enemies; 2That the king said unto Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in an house of cedar, but the ark of God dwelleth within curtains. 3And Nathan said to the king, Go, do all that is in thine heart; for the LORD is with thee. 4And it came to pass that night, that the word of the LORD came unto Nathan, saying, 5Go and tell my servant David, Thus saith the LORD, Shalt thou build me an house for me to dwell in? 6Whereas I have not dwelt in any house since the time that I brought up the children of Israel out of Egypt, even to this day, but have walked in a tent and in a tabernacle. 7In all the places wherein I have walked with all the children of Israel spake I a word with any of the tribes of Israel, whom I commanded to feed my people Israel, saying, Why build ye not me a house of cedar? 8Now therefore so shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be ruler over my people, over Israel: 9And I was with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies out of thy sight, and have made thee a great name, like unto the name of the great men that are in the earth. 10Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them anymore, as before time, 11And as since the time that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel, and have caused thee to rest from all thine enemies. Also the LORD telleth thee that he will make thee a house. 12And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom. 13He shall build a house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom forever. 14I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men: 15But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee. 16And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established forever. 17According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.
Therefore let us fulfill all scripture in Jesus as He said in Mt.5:17Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 18For verily I say unto you: Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. 19Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20For I say unto you: That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. Without Holiness and Righteousness that is of God living in you we cannot enter into His Kingdom, Jn.3:3-8, unless we are baptized into His Holy Spirit in us we cannot fulfill all scripture in us as called to do, how can we be blown where the Spirit wants us to be blown unless we have this Holy Spirit teaching us His way and His will for us; as called out in Jer.31:31Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: 32Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD: 33But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. 34And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
Even Paul told us this in his very first Epistle to the Roman’s; 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. We can never fulfill this scripture right here in Matthew without the Holy Spirit showing us His will, Mt.12:30He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad. 31Wherefore I say unto you: All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. 32And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, and neither in the world to come. Here is the reason why, all scripture is inspired of the Holy Spirit who shed His blood for us, 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. To know who Jesus is, is to know the Holy Spirit who is God manifested in the flesh, who was and is and is to come! Who has revealed His words to us so we can know His will, who instructed the men of old who were being carried along in the Holy Spirit as seen 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 (Jn.8:12), until the day dawn, and the “DAY STAR” arise in your hearts: 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 (From which we get the Greek word of Saint!) spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. Who is the Day Star? Peter talked about Him in his first Epistle, 1 Pt.1:9Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. 10Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: 11Searching what, or what manner of time “the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify”, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow (See Zach.12:10, for an example of this as well!). 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. To have the Holy Spirit is to have Jesus’ mind, 1 Cor.2:1And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. 2For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. 3And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. 4And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: 5That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God (1 Cor.1:24). 6Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: 7But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: 8Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory (See is.42:8 and 48:11-12). 9But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him. 10But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea the deep things of God. 11For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? Even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. 12Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 13Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 16For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ!
We are to prove all things, 1 Thes.5:21Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.22Abstain from all appearance of evil: Even this will be done by a True church of the living God! We cannot say that about most religions can we, therefore we will know them by their fruits as told to us by Jesus Himself in 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.
Any denomination who will let their sons and daughters go to war with any country is not of the church of the living God, for we cannot do an evil so a good might come of it, according to scripture; we are to give to them who despitefully use us and to repay evil with kindness, according to the words of God as brought forth by Jesus and His true Apostles, if we will obey Jesus’ words we will obey His Ordained Apostles, Jn..15:20! This is how we are to see who the false apostles are and the antichrists just as the Brereans did in Ac.17:10And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. 11These were nobler than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so!
Rev.2:1Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; 2I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: 3And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted. 4Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. 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. 6But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate. 7He 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 tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
We see here Jesus’ own first warning to the first church of Jesus Christ! What is a Nicolaitan? Here is what it means, Nico form the word Niko meaning conqueror or to vanquish, to lord over! Laitian is from the word laity meaning the poor humble masses or more to the point the congregation of the Lord God. The presbyters or elders even the members of the community who are to be won to the Lord by Kindness that leads to Repentance as seen in Ro.2:4! That is the true way of our One True God! Anyone who used force is not and I repeat is Not of God and never will be in His covenant relationship! Unless they Repent!
Only when the Holy Spirit comes in us and gives us gifts of His supernatural Spirit, Wisdom and Power as seen in scripture, 1 Cor.1:24But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God: Seen in us can we too be classified as one of Jesus’ children! This was confirmed in all of them who were of the First church of Jesus Christ, when they had, they were first called Christians for a reason; they were Christ like in power and in deed, this is what the word conversation means in many scriptures, to walk as Jesus in word and in Deed Col.3:17! We cannot abide in Jesus unless He and His words abide in us as well or we too will never bear His fruits, Mk.8:34And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them: Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 35For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it. 36For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? 37Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? 38Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. If we walk any other way than this we too are become as one of those in Is.28:13But 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. This is being in a backslidden condition! The cure… pray through to the baptism of the Holy Ghost in you… 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? Will not Jesus come to us if we call for Him in His name? According to His word He will if we seek Him in His righteousness, all things then will be added unto you, Mt.6:33 if we seek we shall find, Mt.7:7-8 in Jesus’ name what we ask for will be given, Jn.14:14, If we keep His commandments. Jn.14:15! It is all conditional just as it was back in the wilderness, we must walk in His will or we are in our own will and have left our first love, He who loved us first, whether we loved Him at all! Unless we find that love that Adam and Eve lost we too will be forever lost too! God’s will is that all love Him for being who He is, our creator, our very beginning, the maker of mankind! The very one who reads the hearts and thoughts of man! Therefore God knows who are His and who it is that will serve Him with their own lives just to be found as His faithful servant! Lk.17:7But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat? 8And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink? 9Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not. 10So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say: We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do (Ro.12:1-3).
They the true children of God who walk as He walked doing that which Jesus did in their own lives; if we are not we are living a lie and the truth is not in us as we too will be found a liar, Ro.3:1What advantage then hath the Jew? Or what profit is there of circumcision? 2Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God. 3For what if some did not believe? Shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? 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. 5But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man) 6God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world? 7For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner? 8And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? Whose damnation is just. 9What then? Are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin; 10As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: 11There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. 12They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. 13Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: 14Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: 15Their feet are swift to shed blood: 16Destruction and misery are in their ways: 17And the way of peace have they not known: 18There is no fear of God before their eyes. Mt.24:4And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in diverse places. 8All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. 10And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. 14And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. 15When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand;) 16Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: 17Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take anything out of his house: 18Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. 19And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! 20But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day: 21For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
When you see the Pope stand up in church and demand every one worship him in the place of God and say he is the vicar of Jesus Christ Himself and who is god in earth, then know we are in the times of tribulations. He washes the feet of the poor and homeless and then asks the rulers of earth to come and kiss his toes and the very ring on his hand, while he tells them that he forgives their sin and requires their penances be paid to him from their own peoples treasuries of the very poor themselves! This is who divided God up so mankind could worship three gods instead of One the Holy Scriptures call for us to worship! This is of the antichrist, he that preaches another gospel than the one delivered unto us; as called out by Paul himself in Gal.1:6I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 8But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. It didn’t even take 130 years after the last apostle was put in the ground, before they left the first gospel of Jesus Christ who is God with us, Mt.1:23! From Theophilus of Antioch to Tertullian the one true Gospel of Jesus Christ fell apart by the so called theologians, philosophers, heathenism, as well as paganologians that formed the New Emerging Church called Catholic or Universal by the Roman seat of the devil himself. The lust and love of money is the root of all evil, who is the wealthiest church in the world? Who do the most people belong too? This should tell everyone right off who they are serving, for the world cannot receive this teaching: 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. 4Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. 5And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. 6Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. 7Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. 8He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 9Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. The only way for the Roman Catholic Church to appear righteous is to rewrite the Holy Bible with their own! Which they did with all their own catechisms, in their Pope worship, their Saint’s worship, even their Mariology worship! As the Lord God told us not to seek the dead for the living, then why should we pray to them and worship and even kiss their statues, which is idolatry itself, as they even worship the dead and dried bones of the saints of God! This is the true worship of all that is not of God or asked of by Him! If it is not of God we then know who it is of don’t we? The Antichrist and their Trinity, the wisdom of men which is foolishness to our God!
We are all called to come back and repent and do the first works; this is to follow Jesus only and to Him will we serve! Not man and man’s dogma as commandments of men, Mk.7:6He answered and said unto them: Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. 7Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men!
Only one church will be removed before the Great Day of the Lord’s vengeance on the wicked begins: Rev.3:7And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; 8I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. 9Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. 10Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. 11Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. 12Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. 13He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
The True Church of Jesus Christ is the church who will die for Him and those of the world and will give themselves for the effort of winning the lost, this is dying daily, and this means picking up your cross and following after He who died for us! This is a true disciple of Jesus Christ who listened to Him (Jn.8:31-32) and did as He instructed; they will never see death, Jn.8:51! Jesus will walk with us through the gateway of death to eternal life, Ps.48:14For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death. There is no death for them who know Jesus and walk as He did, for they are the few who will be His Elect, many are called but few will be chosen, Mt.7:14; Mt.20;16 and Mt.22:14 because they love God and walk in His Truths Mt.24:35; as called out in Jn.4:23-24! This is the word that the world cannot receive because it loves its own, and the world lies in wickedness, 1 Jn.5:19, and they seek after the gods of this world: 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.
This is required of all those who are called by who’s name? The only name by which all salvation comes! In the glorious name of Jesus Christ, for there is no other name by which we must be saved! Then why are they baptized by reciting a verse instead of doing what that verse said to do? It said to baptize in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit! What is that name? Jesus is the answer and never was there any clearer instructions given in 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 very Keys to heaven used right here! As confirmed 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. From the Old Testament: Lev.26:12; Jer.31:33; 32:38; Eze.37:26-27; Is.52:11; 2 Sam.7:14; Jer.31:1 and verse 9 [Rev.21:7] [Jn.1:12-13; Ro.8:14; Gal.4:5-7] Phil.2:15; 1 Jn.3:1. You know why all these verses are related from Old Testament to the New Testament? Here is why; it is answered in scripture because the word of God cannot be broken, Jn.10:35 as seen in Mal.3:6For I am the LORD, I change not! If the Lord our God wanted us to wear clothes that are modest and affordable that get the job done that He wanted it to do, then why do we need expensive clothes, jewelry, cars, homes, and furnishings. When we can get by on more conservative means and give our money to the less fortunate as told to do? Is it because we do not love our brother in the same way as the Lord loves us? I think maybe so! We have one way of thinking towards God and another way towards or brothers and sisters of the world or there would not be any blood being shed today! So who is really worshipping in the Holy Spirit and in His Truth? Only the True Church of the One True Living God our Lord Jesus, who is both LORD and THE CHRIST, Ac.2:36 who is LORD of ALL, Ac.10:36!
Repent be ye baptized in Jesus’ name and receive ye the Holy Spirit, and enter into His rest! Or do as everyone else says to do and die in you sins! As for me and my House we will serve the Lord God Jesus Christ and Him only will we serve!
Lord’s Way Ministries
Rev. G. L. Boyett
Written in the Last Days, 06/16/2014