Matt.5:14. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.
Let me start first with prayer: then let us move on to the lesson for the day. I want to start with the book of Revelation in chapter 3, because if we don’t have a clear picture of what our Lord expects we are blind and will be spewed out of His mouth; and right now we need clear revelation in order to spend eternity with Him who is perfect. Did He not give us a commandment to be ye perfect as your Father which is in heaven is perfect in Matt.5:48Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect?
The seventh church in the Book of Revelation in chapter 3 was Laodicea. The most notable rebuke of the Lord was that this church was not Hot or Cold and she was in need of nothing. First we can imagine that she was haughty and had a proud look about her because she felt that she was in need of nothing. We all know how the Lord fells about a proud heart and up lifted eyes of a haughty heart. Prov.6:16These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: 17A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood (Minister’s who do not preach the truth the blood of their sheep will be on their heads!), 18An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations , feet that be swift in running to mischief, (Walking as if they are in the truth but have false doctrine of Hypocrites and are playing next to the carnal world and have not separated themselves from this untoward generation.) 19A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.(False Prophets), 20My son, keep thy father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: 21Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck. Did Laodicea do these things on purpose, no! John14:15; 14:24; 15:14; See also Matt.12:50 those who do the Father’s will are those who will inherit the kingdom!
This church had stopped growing in the Lord (2 Pt.3:18), thus they have declined into a state of perpetual backsliding: not even realizing or are they aware of it. For they felt they were in need of nothing. When you stop growing in the Lord it is the same as being backslidden! God forbid that we ever come to this point, that we are blind to our own filth before our Lord! We always need to pray for a discerning heart that is sensitive to the heart and mind of Christ and His will in the Holy Ghost! Let us pray right now……….
Now this church that is on the hill is in need of nothing according to them, for they are comfortable and in need for nothing so they think and feel that all of their blessing are from the Lord but in reality they have allowed the world to settle into their midst, in the church of the Living God, they have allowed material possessions and the fact that they have to work to provide for themselves, give them the chance to see what is going on in the world every day at work and they have let the world and carnality to creep in. Because they have been so blessed they are falling into the pattern of the Israelites, everytime the Lord blessed Israel she started by receiving material possessions and then she waxed great and went playing the harlot. It is so easy for the church to become an adulterous, in the since that she has left her first love, our Lord and His commandments. Now it all starts because they have gone back into the world and not kept themselves separated as to the Lord as His chosen vessels a Holy priestly nation.
Now this church on the hill is totally unaware to its condition because Satan has them right where he wants them. They have been deceived into thinking that since they are so blessed, it must be of course from God. They have not figured it out (1 Jn.2:15-17). They think since they are doing so well that nothing is wrong with them but in all actuality, it is because they are not being persecuted and have waxed fat with material possessions and have allowed themselves to become worldly just because their head church has because their fore-fathers have passed on and are no longer there to watch over them and keep them on the narrow way (difficult path) because straight is the gate and broad is the way to destruction (Matt7:13-14). Each generation keeps getting a little further from the truth of true apostolic doctrine (Judg.2:10-11). The sad thing about this whole condition is that the Lord has done exactly as He did in the past and sent them prophets to bring them the Lord’s word and they chose to ignore it, because it has appeared to them from an unlikely source, they had lost their discernment. Satan has them right where he wants them; this is the reason they have not had tribulations from the outside world because they have become as the world is: They (The church on the hill) have the same dress code and hair cutting requirements but that is not such a bad price to pay for doing as the flesh wants, just as long as they get to do what they want and keep the name: They will get their own food and dress and take care of themselves because they are in need of nothing! Is.4:1And in that day seven women (the seven churches) shall take hold of one man, saying, we will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.
In the last days there will be a falling away in His churches on every hill. (1 Tm.4: 1Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron). 1 Tm.4:10For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, especially of those that believe; and 2 Tm.4: 3For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. These things always start to happen when you keep from doing the first things. The gifts of the Spirit always fall away when you stop praying and fasting and dying daily and picking up your cross: Jesus said if they do not pick up their cross and still follow after Him (worship Him the way they want and not His way) that they are not worthy of Him and are as a white washed sepulcher, handsome on the outside but full of dead men’s bones. All of this because they left their first love!
They have become lukewarm which the Lord hates; do you know why? Jesus was on fire for the Father (Holy Ghost, Jn.4:24) because He always did the will of the Father. If Jesus had not been on fire for the Lord He would have never crawled up on that cross so they could nail Him to it! Because of the perfect Holy Love that He had for you and me: Where is our commitment and Holy Ghost fire? Jesus said if you love Me you will keep My commandments! (Jn.14:15)
1 Tm.4:16Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee (for they are the very words of God).
You see the church on the hill became lukewarm and did not keep all the commandments, they had forgotten this first truth; 2 Tm.3: 16All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. They had lost their first love Jesus and His doctrines, because they had great faith but no works of reaching the lost! James2:26For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. James1: 22But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. You cannot tell me that they have not forgotten what they, this church on the hill, what they really look like to the Lord!
Jesus said the Laodicean church was 1. You are wretched. 2. You art miserable. 3. You art poor. 4. You art blind. 5. You art naked. Could it be because they had lost their five pillars? Could it be that they had lost the anointing of the Holy Ghost and they had stopped having or receiving their God given anointed pillars; 1 Cor.12:28And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. They had an attitude of stay, pray, pay, and obey; just let us keep our programs and our fellowship among ourselves and our occasional trips into the world to get our refreshing of filth and carnality so that we can be like…the Emerging Churches; this scripture comes to mind, Like Luke18: 11The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. 12I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. You know this church believes it is in the truth and has no faults and is haughty, pious, and proud of itself. For they always bring home the first place trophies from Bible quizzing and the parade float every Christmas; we all know what the Lord said about putting children, parents, etc. first before Him. Matt.10:36And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. 37He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. 39He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it. 40He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me (God the Holy Ghost Gen.1; Jn.2:24-25; Matt.19:17And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good (perfect, Holy, and Righteous)? there is none good but one, that is, (God, Jn.4:24): but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.). You see this church on the hill has all that it needs to be exalted for it is the last on the list, it is number 7, the last church on the list, and we all know that the last will be first in the kingdom of God! They had just lost their direction and since of priorities and were lukewarm and backslidden!
These things cannot be; for a church to be of the Lord’s it has to be a perfect living sacrifice unto the Lord (Ro.12:1-2). To worship Him in perfection that is required in Jn.4:24God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. You see they had lost the truth of true direction from the Holy Spirit, in following the Lord’s will: They had lost the fire! This same church worship was just as offensive to the Lord as Israel bringing lame, blind, and crippled sacrifices as well as not paying their tithes; it is an abomination to Him, just because they had lost the fire! Romans12: 1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind (Fire igniting time), that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Why, because they were lukewarm, they figured they were under grace and would be forgiven. Satan can deceive even the elect!
Have we not learned anything from our brothers and sisters the Israelites? Every time the Lord blessed them and they grew great and had all that they wanted they became lukewarm and stumbled in their own conceit because they had the name of the Lord and went back into the world (1 Jn.5:19)! The Lord would chastise them and lead them away from Him till their stink was not before Him constantly. Until the next generation that knew not evil, for this reason He says we must come to Him as a child, one that knows not the ways of the world and is innocent in heart and has an open mind to accept His teachings. From Egypt to Babylonia Israel had their eyes blinded so they could be a perfect example for the people (the gentile church that was adopted in) to know what to do and most importantly what not to do! Here we find the Laodicean church that is on top of the hill that all can see, doing what not to do so all can see and learn from them and their mistakes! If the righteous barely escape, what will happen to our church as well as theirs, 1 Pt.4:17-18? Judgment starts in the house of God and we are held to His standards not ours, Prov.14:12There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the ends thereof are the ways of death. We cannot worship the Lord our way and think He will allow it: But in this age we are under grace and do not have to face these hard judgments immediately as the earlier fore fathers did and be chastised and then return home years later because the door for the Holy Spirit (the Knowledge of the Will of God) is open and is being poured out onto who so ever will receive, Act2:39; we are to have the mind of Christ Jesus, 1 Cor.2:1-16. But this door is about to close forever and when it is shut no man can open it; this day is at the door as I speak to you; Gabriel has the trumpet to his lips right now waiting for the shout, the very order to blow it for our Lord Jesus right now! This is the day of salvation and to make ourselves ready and to become an overcomer spoken of in Rev.2 and 3. Our daily lives are this worship that He must approve of; this is what got Saul in trouble with the Lord. He didn’t kill Agag the king of the Amalekites. He blamed not doing what he was told to do on his men and being afraid of them, He blamed them for they wanted to sacrifice them (the animals, for Samuel said to Saul; 1 Sam.15: 14And Samuel said, What meaneth then this bleating of the sheep in mine ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear? 15And Saul said, They have brought them from the Amalekites: for the people spared the best of the sheep and of the oxen, to sacrifice unto the LORD thy God; and the rest we have utterly destroyed.) he said; like many of today’s preachers scared to run some off and lose those that don’t want to walk in the truth and in the true light of the Lord. The Lord Wants actions faith that works, not sacrifice (prayers of continual repentance); this is how Saul lost his kingdom, for not doing the very word of the Lord, in carrying out all the details, that he was instructed to do (Read Chapter 15 in 1 Samuel), which is the very heart of the story, the truth of the thing! Now I’m reminded of this; we are to bring in someone that we know is about to or is doing something wrong in the eyes of the Lord, for we will give an account for every minute, second, etc. for every day that we are living out of the Lord’s will and if our brothers sin; we need to be about His (our Lord’s) will and bring them back in line with His word in order to be in His will, Jms.5:19-20! Matt.12:35A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. 36But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the Day of Judgment. 37For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned, Gal.6:7. We are instructed to do this scripture right here! 1 Pt.4:11If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through (in) Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion forever and ever. Amen. But Love covers a multitude of sins as well as this, the heart of the matter; James5:19Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; 20Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins. This is our jobs people!
The Heart of the matter; The Truth of the Thing:
We do the same when we don’t preach the heart of the matter if we cannot put His seal or name on our walk in this world, which is our worship, (Cor3:17And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.), what we do and say in this world and time we have here; then will it not be judged in condemnation? Are we so arrogant that we cannot see the folly in this? Why have we lost the first wise thing that we had ever learned from our Lord and that is to fear Him; Luke12: 49I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled? Now many people take this scripture in context with the scriptures around it and claim it is a prophecy of end times and rightly so but also Jesus was looking on the other hand of the issues (the very heart of the matters or scriptures) at hand here. That just maybe, oh how He wished, the Holy Ghost could fall and bring the Fire of the Spirit right now and people could understand all His teaching and be not physically healed but Spiritually Healed in the Holy Ghost as well, we can go to heaven maimed but we cannot go therein without true salvation, which comes from a true, Holy and Righteous Life style, living in the presence of the Holy Ghost, Ro.8:9!
So we have no excuses because the Lord has given us His Holy Scripture as well as His Holy Spirit and by the blood which we were purchased (Ac.20:28), if we do not repent as the Laodicean’s were instructed to do then we too will face the same damnation, gnashing of teeth and casting out into outer darkness! But you see; that would have happened if we had not been forewarned by His Holy Scriptures; now all we have to look forward to is the Lake of Fire (Heb.10:26-31). I bet then you wish you would have taken this prophets advice and caught back on fire for the Lord as you did when you first received the Holy Ghost! And spoke in tongues as the His Holy Spirit gave the utterances and if you don’t or you didn’t speak in tongues your still in trouble for this is the evidences for a sign to those who have been baptized into His glorious Spirit otherwise it would have not gone forth. James1: 16Do not err, my beloved brethren. 17Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. The Lord does not change, He is the same today, tomorrow, as well as forever (Heb.13:8); if we are not experiencing the power of the Holy Ghost moving in our lives it is because of lack of faith and this scripture right here that all the others rest upon Jn.14:15If ye love me, keep my commandments. If you do this then He will do His part, Mt.6:33 and Mt.7:7-8! If you want a move of God then sometimes you need to be separated from the non believers as when Jesus and some of the great prophets of old did when they put everyone out of the room so God could do a work. If we have a bunch of people in our churches that feel the Spirit is not moving the way He used to, then you will never have a move of God with miracles, signs and wonders! Jesus did not do many miracles in His own home town because of non believers (lack of faith), same thing today, this is why we must separate from the unclean and the worldly church that is still walking and going into the world and not pertaining to Godly activities in all things in word and deed; what part did we miss? Our daily activities that we must control with all our hearts, spirits, and souls (Ro.8:13); for we must rest upon His commandments, which is His words to us that are our scriptures by which we will find His grace, through obedience to His every word to us, 2 Tm.3:14-17!
Repent seek ye the Lord and His ways or perish! Put Him first in all things. When we wake up in the mornings we should have Jesus’ name on our lips praising Him! If we don’t we have a problem! Mt.7:7Ask and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you: 8For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened (Jms.4:6-10). So the first step to return to Him is this; to separate yourself from this untoward generation and this carnal world and seek His will and do it (2 Cor.6:14-18)! Return to your first love just as you did at salvation, and return to humbleness through praying and fasting! There is only one way to His throne room and that is by your prayers and on your knees and to humble self! Then He will exalt you. I once heard a great saying, “The way up, is down on your knees!”
The Lord Jesus died on that cross for every one of you! We all were buried in the watery grave with Him in His name, the name above all names; the only name that has the power of God attached to it, (Mt.28:18; Jn.14:14) with all the operations of the Holy Spirit as well (Col.2:9-10)! He stayed in the ground three days and rose again by the power of the Holy Ghost! If we lose His power and His Spirit leaves us because God cannot use a proud, sinful, filthy vessel that is in a state of rebellion (2 Tm.2:19-22)! Is that not what we do when we take care of this flesh before His Spirit? 1 Jn.2:15Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world (Every one of us have to many personal possessions that we cannot pay for because we have over burdened ourselves with paying them off so we have to go into that world to get our money to pay all our debts. And while there we pick up filth that gets harder and harder to wash off in just two days of church for a couple of hours, it is not enough time to get refreshed and cleansed properly, but that is another lesson in of itself!). If any man loves 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, are not of the Father, but is of the world (1 Jn.5:19). 17And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever. Without the Holy Spirit it is impossible to overcome this world, let alone to know the will of God for your life: At all cost this salvation must be kept first or the other alternative is unthinkable to me! Just for the mere fact of hurting my Lord’s heart, for if we live in sin then we crucify Him daily (Jn.8:11; Jn.5:14)! Do you not know He will handle you harshly and trust me, you who have blasphemed His Spirit, for failing to keep His commandments; for this is the unforgivable sin to blasphemy the Holy Ghost, God is a Spirit Jn.4:24 and this is the great mystery spoke of in 1Tm.3:16. Jn.8:24 the true I Am, Jn.8:58, who was, and is, and is to come; the First and the Last, the One True God, 1 Jn.5:20!
This same fear that sweeps through a person’s soul at the thought of going to hell and the Lake of Fire should be up front and present in each of our hearts, Mt.10:28; Lk.12:5But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him! If not we have lost the love of Christ in our hearts; what a dreadful thought! To know that we are living in the moment, the flesh, instead of for our eternal soul! The ones who know the truth will be severely tortured! Let it be known to you right here and now, that the Lord has shown me things to utterly horrible that words in our language cannot describe; this Satan of His, is a perfect torturer and he is perfect for his job because God allowed him to get that way because God doesn’t make anything that is not perfect! If we truly love someone we would give our lives for them just as we would to save a child from running out in front of a car, as long as we don’t get off the path called Spirit and truth: I’m sorry it is not right to do an evil in order for a good to come from it, you’re still going to pay for leaving the truth; forever you will pay for it! But think about this will you, that if you had to go to hell because you didn’t give someone the same information someone gave you so you could be saved, would you not give them that message? Peter and John said to the lame man silver and gold have I none but what I do have receive, this is exactly what the scriptures say to us because I hate miss quoting scripture so I won’t so here it is, Ac.3:6Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: how much more is expected of us who have received the baptism of the Holy Ghost?! The Lord said if anyone is ashamed of me I will be ashamed of him, is it not our job to do as our apostles and follow their ways too, Jn.15:20! The first thing Paul asked strangers is this; have you received the Holy Spirit after you had believed? Acts chapter 19 is there for a reason, there is one baptism and that is in Jesus name this unlocks everything spoken of in Eph.4. For this world is dying for they know not that Jesus is the express image of the His person (singular) the invisible God (Jn.4:24), not some third person from some philosophers (that want to be theologians) desk, that is so confusing they argued over it for hundreds of years and still never got it right. My Lord is not suffering from psycho-schizophrenia, a multiple persons disorder, which is man’s problem from psychologist that study Philosophy and should have stayed out of Theology because Theology is a study of scriptures and the Lords words, that should be done after you are speaking in tongues as the Holy Ghost has given you the utterances of truth Jn.14:26; Jn.16:12I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. 13Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come (See Jn.1:17), he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. Because in this age He the Holy Spirit is allowing the truth to be illustrated from His manifestations, but in the Ages to come He will be all in all, 1 Cor.15:25For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. 26The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. 27For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted (set apart, not accepted), which did put all things under him (which was the Holy Ghost). 28And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him (God the Holy Spirit, Jn.4:24, for the flesh will always be subject to the will of the Holy Spirit, Mt.12:31-32!) that put all things under him, that God may be all in all. If we are not getting this preached to us we are in big trouble, search the scriptures, it was the Holy Ghost that hovered over Mary this is why Jesus is the express image of His person (Heb.1:3) (singular here One person many different manifestations but of one God as the development of the world matured so did His expressions of Himself.) This is why we must be baptized in His Spirit so we can know the truth by His Spirit teaching us, Jer.31:31-34, see Is.28:9-13! When you start speaking in tongues you’re getting close! That is the entrance into His Realms and justification as well as sanctification, 1 Cor.6:11. This is how to achieve some of which I have instructed you; 1 Thes.5:14Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, and be patient toward all men. 15See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.16Rejoice evermore.17Pray without ceasing.18In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.19Quench not the Spirit.20Despise not prophesyings.21Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 22Abstain from all appearance of evil.23And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless (perfect Mt.5:48 Eph.5:25Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word (Jn.15:3), 27That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.) unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.24Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
Jn.14:26But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. And I’ll finish it up with Jn.15:26But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father (Jn.16:23-29), he shall testify of me: and this is the reason why Jn.4:23But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in Spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in Spirit and in Truth, Jn.1:17, Jesus is Grace and Truth, Rv.19:10!
Just a thought about the trinity theory and that is just what it should be called, you can blasphemy the father (Title) and you can blasphemy the Son (Title) but you cannot blasphemy the Holy Ghost for this is God’s (Title His name is Jesus) so the Holy Ghost must be the first and only Spirit form which all spirits come, Heb.12:9, Ecc.12:7 and that which is spirit is otherness, Jn.3:6, of the so called trinity of man’s vain philosophies; is He not the one that hovered over the waters and gave proper order to creation and life to all in it (see Gen.1:3 and Jn.8:12; 12:45-50), Jn.11:25-26; Jn.8:51? Plus He was the one the hovered over Mary so He is the originator which if there was a trinity should have made Him first because to become a Father it is an action of someone the originator (1 Tm.3:16) the first so if you can find one flaw with a doctrine and it does not have any scripture to back it up calling for a trinity anywhere in the Bible we must disregard it (Is.48:11-12, Jesus is the First and the Last, the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End!); The reason He alone knows the mind and heart of Christ and the Father is because He is the originator of all action and the word Father is just that a word of an action this does not substantiate another individual person, he didn’t get that position till He became flesh and blood a living soul that can truly die otherwise He would still be Spirit, for this reason so that He alone could be saviour and redeemer of the world unto Himself (2 Cor.5:19-21), the manifestation of Himself in her, the Son (flesh thus the God-Man, the sure mercies given to King David’s lineage, to be the adopted Son of God, Ps.110:1; 2 Sam.7:1-17!), bottom line is this, He was the originator of the curse and only He could come back and remove it and take death out of the way, for death was the effect of sin and God is what says sin is sin and the cause of the curse the cause and the effect death cannot be removed unless God does it. The Holy Spirit is the very Essence of God’s being and without this Essence nothing would exist, even God who is the Highest (Lk.1:35; Mt.12:31-32.), 1 Cor.1:24! And He can manifest Himself anyway He wants but will only use one method at a time because He is one person, Theanthropos the first man as in God-man singular, one person (1 Tm.3:16; see Is.49:26; Is.9:6 our Immanuel, Mt.1:23!), and is not the author of confusion!) God’s nature and attributes and characteristics as well as actions cannot constitute persons otherwise He would be countless which He is; Omni (ALL) is always used for this very reason talking about any of God’s attributes, or the Godhead His nature! The Spirit always supersedes the material world, so after this age and in the next when all has been put under Jesus’ feet, His immortal flesh; Jesus too will always submit to the Spirit (God), even immortal flesh is still put down and the Lord will be all in all once again just Spirit and we will all be as He is because we are made in His image, and God is not the author of confusion. (1 Cor.15:28; 1 Cor.14:33) The thing that is talked about in the Godhead is omnipresence, omnipotence, and omniscience this is what substantiates the Godhead! (And Jesus is the fulness of the Godhead, Jesus is identical to God’s Spirit in the flesh because The Spirit and soul of God was in Him, one person united in the flesh of mankind. The incarnated God, Jn.1:18 in some manuscripts, who is still in the bosom of the omnipresent Father of all spirits, Heb.12:9, in which all things consist!) Col.2:9For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.10And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: 11In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: 12Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God (By the power of the Holy Ghost the very power of God in Himself alone, Jn.10:17Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. 18No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father (the Holy Ghost who came upon Mary, Jesus the true and only Father manifested in Mary (1 Tm.3:16) the seed of King David, from the Tribe of Judah, Gal.49:8-12; 1 Tm.6:13-16; the only Potentate, 1 Jn.5:20, who is the True God!). The flesh submitting to the Spirit.), who hath raised him from the dead. If we then are not baptized in His name we are none of His, this is what opens the doors to all of God’s secret and all knowledge, if you receive the gift of the Holy Ghost the very Spirit of God in Jesus (Jn.14:7 see Jn.10:30 and 12:45!). With evidences of speaking in a heavenly language for this was His chosen sign and method of showing His presence in His children! For the tongue can no man rule but our Lord God by his power as seen in the Tower of Babel, Gen.11:1-9, God divided all the nations of the world and gave each a new tongue, and now in these last days, he is gathering all nations under another heavenly language, with speaking in tongues as His Holy spirit gives us the utterances. The new Church at the top of His High Hill to be a light unto all nations!
This is our job to bring all the lost to Him that is of the world, we are to be in the world but not of the world! Our job is to keep ourselves spotless and to overcome this world or we are worse off than before we had received His words! This is it in a nutshell, Matt.12:43When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. 44Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. 45Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation. 46While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. 47Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. 48But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? And who are my brethren? 49And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! 50. For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother. Now this is the heart of the matter; Ecc.12:13Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil. Now we just have to do it, simple! The Bible is not half as difficult as people make it; it is difficult though, because without the Holy Ghost as your interpreter you will never get it right, for it is truly Him that leads us into all truths, Jn.14:18; 2 pt.1:19-21 see 1 Pt.1:9-11, Jesus has always been that Spirit; Zach.12:10And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced!
This is what I have to say, as for me and my house we will serve the Lord and Him only! I suggest if you have been baptized in His name and received the Holy Spirit, get to work and seek that which is lost in His fields of harvest, Mk.8:34-38! He that hath an ear let him hear what the Lord has said! If anyone has not been baptized in Jesus’ name you cannot see heaven unless you have, Ac.4:12! Eph.4:4There is one body, and one Spirit (one body one spirit equals one person in my book 1 Tm.3:16 should make you aware that the Holy scripture was referring to Jesus), even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5One Lord, one faith (one church), one baptism (1 Cor.6:11), there is no other name by which salvation comes and that name is Jesus (Ac.4:12). We see in Ac.2:38Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 39For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the LORD our God shall call. By invoking Jesus’ name over you at baptism you apply the blood of the sinless sacrifice (This is God’s foreordained method (Ac.20:28; without the shedding of blood of a sinless sacrifice there is no remission of sin, Heb.9:1-28!) of remission of sin from the old testament to the new (when something goes into remission what does it do? It stops what it was doing, in this case sinning, Jn.8:11 and Jn.5:14 show this very same fact by Jesus himself, for our admonition!), God changes not, there has to be blood applied in order for atonement or our propitiation, this is why Jesus had to be given up for the propitiation for sin, once and for all times. This is truly worshipping Him His way and not ours! According to His Ordained operations, for only he knows what will remove His wrath to come! So the world can share in His glorious Grace!)! This is why Paul rebaptized the disciples of John the Baptist in Ac.19 we need to be baptized in Jesus name! Today is no different from the days in the Sinai desert, the Lord had one way for the His children to worship Him, we are bound in no less fashion! Peter and the Apostles were given the keys to heaven by Jesus and Jesus said no one comes to the Father but by Me: Jn.14:6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. 7If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him (impossible to see a Spirit so the Spirit manifested Himself; God in Jesus one person, Jn.10:30 for the spirit and the Flesh became one, and when you see Jesus you have seen the One who sent Him, Jn.12:45! For they are one in the same person! Jn.4:24 God is a Spirit as in Holy Spirit. Rv.4:8! This is why Jesus’ name and God’s title are one in the same and interchangeable one for the other; God and Jesus are both called the head of the church (Mt.16:18 and 1 Cor.10:32 and look to Ro.8:9 because in order to harmonize these verses together you can’t unless you come to one understanding that God and Jesus are One and the same refer to 1 Tm.3:16 Jesus is the fulness of the Godhead, Jn.10:30; 20:28, see Ac.20:28; if this were not a true statement Jesus would have straightened out Doubting-Thomas, don’t you think?!) as well as if we do not have the Spirit of God or Jesus in us (with speaking in tongues as evidence) we are none of His, (Ro.8:9But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man has not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.) The reason why the Lord used tongues is this, the heart of the matter, in James we see that if man cannot rule his tongue he will be lost Mt.12:36-37, now this is impossible without the leading of the Holy Ghost so that when He comes upon you He will take over your tongue as the His Spirit gives you the utterance, but this will not happen till you humble yourself and truly give over everything to Jesus (Lk.11:13); Spirit is of Spirit, flesh is of flesh (Jn.3:6), Ro.8:1-39, Jn.3:3, 5-6. Now if you are not baptized in His Spirit as called out for in Jn.3:3 and 5Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. Because this is the Spirit that will raise you at His coming, the same Spirit that is spoken of in Ro.8:9, because of Col.2:9For in him (Jesus) dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily (Jn.3:24-36). 10And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power (Is.9:6): 11In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: 12Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. This is why we must be baptized in Jesus’ name. This is the true operation of the Lord and all we have to do is fulfill scripture and our salvation assured; if we have a pure heart, Mt.5:8 and 2 Tm.2:19-22! If you Love Me keep My commandments. (Jn.14:15) How can we be blown by the Holy Spirit wherever His will blows us unless he is in us, doing the works? Just as Jesus di the works of the Father in Him, Jn.4:34Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
You see God in Jesus was reconciling the world unto Himself by Jesus and has now given us a ministry of reconciliation! 2 Cor5:17Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 18And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 19To wit (to know and understand), that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself (singular), not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. 20Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. 21For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of (God in him (Jesus 1 Tm.3:16)).
And to this in closing be ye reconciled to Christ Jesus our God in the flesh! 1 Tm.3:16And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. This is why we must not follow (vain philosophy of men) the same fate as the church at the top of the hill, without the true Light of God in them! We must never grow cold and worst yet; never, never, ever grow lukewarm, Mt.3:9 catch his fire or perish, walking in your own lusts of the flesh which does burn in iniquity! His words are true and He cannot lie, He will spew you out! And there will be gnashing of teeth and a Lake of Fire involved in the next turn of events, where the worm dieth not and you become the fuel for the eternal fires if Hell (See Eze.21:30-31 as well as Eze.22:29-30, God will return your own ways upon your own head, Gal.6:7!)! Trust me on this, I’ve seen it and don’t want to go!!!
This is the time to come back to Him, to the one that can forgive all, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, (Gal.1:8-9; Deu.4:2 to Rev.22:18-19, it takes all scripture living in us to be one with Him!)! If we are not growing in the Lord daily then we have started to backslide (2 Pt.3:18), repent and come to Him now the door is about to close as I speak! When the door is closed no one will open it, and they will be outside and there will be crying and wailing and gnashing of teeth with people saying Lord, Lord. Mt.7:22Many 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 (Lk.6:46). The time is short and today is the day of salvation, repent and be ye saved from this untoward generation, hurry His alter is open, He will not call forever, I will not either, come and be saved! Repent and give yourself to Jesus and let Him heal your hardened heart and be ye saved! You backsliders have more to lose than the rest, come, come, hurry and repent be forgiven renew your faith in Him and receive the Fire again like you once had sinner, pray through! You know the Lord is speaking to you right now!
Then can we will start in prayer, fasting and seeking His presence to come forth in a miraculous way in our lives so that we may minister to our Father’s children, who are lost in this wicked world of carnality! Then can we make disciples of all nations and raise up a true church of God at the top of the Hill that will bring His light to a world in darkness still!
Rev. G. L. Boyett,
Saturday November 19, 2011
Re-edited in “The last Days,” 6/19/2014