Are You Going Up? A Relationship with God: Built on the Necessities of Eternal life: Truth and Obedience: Righteousness and Holiness Equals Eternal Salvation!

Are

You Going

Up?

A Relationship with God: Built on the

Necessities of Eternal life: Truth and Obedience:

Righteousness and Holiness Equals Eternal Salvation!

 

  1st order of business is to start off with prayer and thanks giving, and that Jesus would open our hard hearted hearts to see what thus saith the Lord to His children. That He might use me to bring us what He wants all His children to know and obey by His forever living words of Truth! In Jesus name; Amen!

First order of God’s work for us is that we must know what a necessity is: In reality in the world that we live in, we must have a clear understanding of what a necessity truly is: For example a necessity is anything in which we must have in our possession; for us to use at any given time to sustain ourselves so that we may keep living and keep life in our bodies; to supply our spirit with enough fuel for our bodies to convert to energy which keeps us in the living world; by the force of our spirit’s Will or Necessity of Will. As we have heard in the Holy Bible; we have seen scripture which talks about, “He gave up the ghost or his spirit left him and he died.” Many things are needed to sustain man’s life, Air, Water, and Food; it is said the average man can live three minutes without air, and three days without water and three weeks without food before he passes into the realms of Spiritual existence, as most Christians believe. As we commonly say about one who passes from this life into the next that he or she has passed on and gone to their maker or Lord. Air, water, and food are some necessities which all mankind need to sustain us from leaving this world of the living: We must know from where our Will or our natural inherited necessity of will originates: It comes from our Heaven Father which is God: Which are just titles of the same essence; Jn4:24 Jesus tells us God is a Spirit. He has put in all of us a natural amount of inherited necessity of will in each and every human being; which when brought to our attention or to the light of our intelligence or cognition; gives man the ability to recognize that man is made in God’s image and not made of himself, but has a creator which is God who is called Man: Adam’s name means mankind; which is translated “in the image of man” which is God! When God or man put His natural features and mental faculties into Adam, which is humanity, the “Son of Man,” God breathed the breath of life into Adam and he became a living soul as well as all the rest of humanity. God breathed into Adam the necessity of Will which is a spiritual force, which drives us to Live or life itself; a living spirit which is housed in our eternal souls.

He, our God, gave unto us a simple plan of life, we were instructed to take care of the earth in which He gave us dominion over; we are to inhabit it and to multiply; the earth is a necessity to sustain us, to feed us, to cloth us, and to shelter us from the elements, and to sustain us for a certain amount of time, in which we live on earth; which only God knows how long each individual will live here. He told us to multiply and to increase, so we would not die off or go extinct. But He told us the single most important useful bit of information; He told Adam one thing he could not do. You see just as soon as God gave Adam (Which is Humanity), a choice; either to follow God and keep His Word, or on the other hand; Adam (Humanity) could chose to follow their own minds, spirit, soul, or Will. This then is the basis in which we call the ability to choose a right choice from wrong choice is known as our free will. We are not forced by anything one way or another but by our moral agency, which can discern right from wrong, which is free will. The ability to make right choices then becomes our Necessity of Will; in order to live with a perfect God, man must maintain a perfect relationship to his God. God gave us a choice to walk before God, Gen.17:1 and to keep His Word which is His Will for us, or to follow ours, which is naturally evil, and carnal since the fall of Adam (1Jn.5:19); Only God is perfect and is perfect love which is the very essence of a pure, good, 100% totally blameless God! If anyone or anything falls out of a state of this totally purity of love which is blameless; one has fallen into a state of a sinful nature; because you have indeed left your first estate, or position in the sight of God! That which is not of a truth is of a lie and has thus become sin! God has given us His number 1 fundamental principle; which is never go against God’s Word which is His Will! All the Law and the Prophets or testimonies, scriptures, which are a compilation of God’s own heart, or mind, which He expressed in actions of love by which He speaks to us, through the Holy Bible or sacred scripture is for our purification, sanctification, and our cleansing, for we are cleansed by God’s words, Jn.15:3-16; so that we may be honorable vessels for His work that He has for us as we serve Him 2 Tm.2:19-26. If we are not moved to follow His Word or Will for us and we have not come into a desired relationship with Him; He is just like a natural father and God will chastise the ones He loves, trying to bring them back into unity with Him in His Godliness: A Godliness that humanity of man can comprehend in its simplest form is right or wrong thinking which leads to right and wrong Actions, which is of truth or a lie, Deu.5:32-33, Lk.1:5-6, Mt.5:48! God is perfect in all His sovereign ways, which is the mystery of Godliness: Godliness that is to keep humanity in a perfect place of unity with our loving God is relatively simple. We must be righteous, meaning a state of no wrong; and we must be in accordance with the Word which is the Will of God, Mt.12:30-32 & 46-50. We must be in a state of holiness, for as our heavenly Father is Holy, His people who are (Called by His name) in truth and in unity with Him will be Holy as well; this is living in God’s Truths, where we reflect His person in our daily lives!

The next part of God’s threefold cord which is not easily broken is that we must have God’s own Holy Spirit in us; in order for Him to be in total unity with His children, 1 Cor.6:11. In other words we must be truly in love with God and then He will come into our love for Him and make us once again complete, as was Adam (humanity), before he left his first estate, just like the fallen angels who left their first estate. They left their first love; they did not lose it! They did lose their first position but they left it on their own volition: Which is the sin of disobedience: As well as all humanity, which has indeed left the Lord for their own destruction; along with all the world of carnal flesh, who has sought their own ways, instead of returning to their first estate, which is in the will of God, being led by the Holy Spirit; for this is the fulfillment of all of God’s Law for us, Gal.5:16-18; and the only way to do this is to be in love with God and His creation which is humanity, Gal.5:14 and Mt.22:36-40 as seen in Mk.12:29ffs from Deu.6:4!

When Adam or humanity sinned or disobeyed God’s Word; it was the cause of a great upheaval in the spiritual world as well as the real world. Now that evil exists it is defined as either being obedient to God or disobedient to God’s word, His will, which is always evil, Mt.12:31-32! Evil which is now unleashed upon the earth and all of mankind, which in turn affects the angels as well; for they look unto man and minister unto us for God. So in order to do that they must fight against the devil or evil spirits for the sake of God’s children who are called by His name!

God knows in order to have a perfect relationship with His creation; it must be founded on Love; for He is Love! On the opposite end of this spectrum or pole as speaking in terms from one end to another; God has a perfect hate! God has the innate ability to love the creature and to hate sin or disobedience; at the same time the Love of God has great concern for the souls of humanity and the soul of a sinner who has lost his way! You see God did not want to be surrounded by spirits who had no ability to stay and serve Him without any choice. God is not a tyrant; He will not force His way with you or anyone else for that matter. God’s motives and reasoning’s is strictly pure and made or done out of love, for He is love and wants to be loved in return: This is the simplicity in Christ Jesus! Jesus is God’s love manifested in the flesh! Which is God’s Will and Word, Jn.1:1-14, 1 Tm.3:16, Mt.1:23! In fact this is the simplicity that Jesus referred to in Mt.18:1At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying: Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.

In order for God to set up a reality of righteousness, there must be an exact opposite pole to exist; right for wrong, good for bad, and truth and a lie; obedience or disobedience which is a shame, Dan.12:2And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt! This allows all humanity to choose which end of the poles to operate in; which is called Freewill, God will not force anyone to obey Him; it must be a freewill offering to God, out of love for Him, as a faithful servant would serve his master’s every word, because he loved him; not because he would receive a beating if he did not obey, but just because the servant loves his master, because his master does provide for the servants every need or necessity. Only one end of the pole is considered worthy to be called holiness, which our Lord God is looking for in His servants: When you put the love of God before, yourself, your friends, your children, your spouse, and even the world; even before your next breath. You would rather die than to disappoint your God! You must even surrender your own soul; yes your eternal soul must be surrendered unto God for His use and His use only! 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. Gen.17:1And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. This theme is even carried over to the New Testament as well; Mt.5:48Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. This perfection is the Love of God and the love we have for our fellow man. This is the perfection God is looking for in us; and that is to love our brethren as we love ourselves, this is the fulfillment of all the law, Gal.5:13-14; Ro.13:8 etc. Whosoever humbles himself before God and his fellow man will be the greatest in the kingdom to come: Mt.18:4Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. We are to be like Jesus and not be ministered to but minister to all mankind as well as our brethren; Mt.20:25But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. 26But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your *servant; 27And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your *slave: 28Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered (be served) unto, but to minister (serve), and to give his life a ransom for many. * According to the Greek manuscripts!

Jesus came to show us exactly what God is looking for in His children who are called by His name; Jn.14:6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Now God will have no one worship Him but one way! He has a set of operations in which we must meet and follow in order to have our worship accepted by Him: Just as Abel offered a more perfect sacrifice than Cain: You see Abel saw the sacrifices that Adam gave to God, or Adam told Abel and Cain what happened when they first began to wear clothes, and why: Because of sin their eyes were opened and they realized they were naked, and were ashamed of their nakedness before the great almighty God so they hid themselves. They tried to make loin cloths to cover their shame and nakedness out of vines and plants woven together. God knew exactly what happened as soon as they hid themselves from Him; but He asked them anyway to give them a chance to repent and confess their sins and ask for forgiveness. Adam tried to blame Eve, and Eve blamed the serpent who had beguiled her. Thus the promise of salvation to all mankind had to be initiated by God; for the sin that had entered the world through disobedience of not following His every Word which is His Will for us! God spoke to Eve and the serpent; Gen.3:15And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it (Eves seed) shall bruise thy head, and thou (Satan) shalt bruise his heel.

You see when Adam and Eve found out they were naked they made loin coverings from plants and vines just enough to cover the bare essentials; but God saw their nakedness and made a sacrifice of enough animals, to cover their nakedness the way He saw fit and made them tunics (kethoneth or kuttoneth: a tunic which translated as long skirts and sleeves; this just shows how little man tries to make things right in his own eyes, and how God looks at sin; He needs it to be completely covered up! Gen.3:21Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.

You see this was a sacrifice of blood of an innocent animal; it took the shedding of blood to cover their sins, from a spotless, unblemished sheep, goat, or bullocks for the forgiveness of sin. No man’s sin can be covered or forgiven in order for God not to see it unless it has the blood of an innocent animal being killed in the place of the sinner. For the penalty of sin is death to the sinner: God told Adam as soon as he ate from the tree of good and evil that he would surly die; Gen.2:17But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. As soon as Adam and Eve ate of the fruit of that tree; their minds were opened and enlightened with knowledge of both good and evil. This is when they started to die a slow death (But they had experienced a sudden death of separation of God’s Holy Spirit indwelling in them, which causes all to die the eternal death, of separation from God which is our life source, which keeps us eternally young!), now they will die an eternal death that all sinners must face unless they are forgiven, by the exact operations of God’s Holy Words! For this reason we must keep our Salvation intact by following all of God’s Holy Sacred Scriptures in order to be redeemed His way and not by our own contrivances or rituals of man’s ways, which will not work for salvation: For salvation only comes when we stay to God’s chosen words and instructions! God only has one way to worship Him; and that is in Spirit and in Truth, according to His Holy Words; Jn.4:24! Adam and Eve were now estranged from a special union that they had with God, which is called being in fellowship with Him, now ruined and no longer will it ever be the same as it was before; because of disobedience of not following God’s instructions.

God had made man in His own image, this is fine when the Holy Spirit is inside man, helping to lead man into all righteousness; but after the fall, man with his inherited abilities to create, and invent, with the ability to use his imagination and put his thoughts, ideas, dreams, and the ability to conceptualize new things in our imagination, which then turns into reality; many things we start to think and then to speak, begin to appear; just as our Lord has done in times past, we are of his creation with many powers; when His Spirit is in us; even in our own inherited natural spirits, we had from the beginning of creation, is all we need to get us into all the trouble we cannot handle or that we can’t get out of on our own, without God’s help: When God speaks; whatever He said happens at God’s directed time and then is apparent to all those who He chooses to see it or make it known to them; before He does it so that all mankind knows without a doubt it was from God, who spoke it into existence. Many things God chooses to do or say, the world is not aware of: for example 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! This is the baptism of the Holy Ghost which is God’s own Spirit dwelling in you; for this reason Jesus said in verse 18, I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. This is the indwelling of Jesus’ own Holy Spirit in us! This is being once again tied in perfect union with God who is the Father of all creation which is the Holy Spirit in Gen.1:1In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. God is a word or a title and the word Father is another descriptive word representing the same entity; which is a noun or sometimes used as a descriptive verb which shows us what He or someone has done, or is about to do or is doing at the present time; the word father is used many times just to show when someone originates something for the first time as in, building a system, or a company, or a government, even new set of original ideas, and even to show that he has sired an offspring from his loins, or in the case of Jesus, the Holy Spirit put himself in the seed of Mary and allowed her to carry Him to full term and then was born of the flesh, Is.7:14; Is.9:6; Mt.1:23; 1 Tm.3:16 and the begotten God in the Greek manuscript in Jn.1:18, which translated meanings; God now manifested in the flesh which is of the same essence from the original substance; but in a different form now materialized which is still God incarnated, Jn.1:1-14; 1 Jn.5:20! Even a person who starts a new philosophy is sometimes referred to the father of it. So you see the word father does not necessitate a person according to God’s terminologies! Jesus has shown us the correct terminology when He said that which is spirit is spirit; and that which is flesh is flesh; meaning that which is flesh and blood is a person of flesh and blood and is a person a living soul, a spirit is not and never will be a person in the same regards as flesh and blood which is a living soul and constitutes a person of material form! We must always use Jesus’ philosophies in order to be correct not man’s! Not until man had the breath of life blown into him did he become a living soul which is a person! A person is of flesh and blood as we have said earlier; with this being said we can now move on, God a noun or title, Father a noun or a word that describes and action which is a verb or adjective, not another person! A noun is a person place or thing; we should always remember that God as Jesus described Him, is a Spirit and there is but one Holy; thus making God the Holy Spirit and not a person but total other as to which is not another like unto His Essence, He is in a class of His own, totally other and is no way a person as we know one to be a person, until He became Jesus; Heb10:5Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me; now a person! Jesus has shown us exactly who God is, in Jn.4:24God is a Spirit! We know that God is perfect, righteous, holy, blameless, and Omni-everything, only He knows the beginning from the end. He alone is the one who allows anything, to be able to come into existence; He alone gives us the ability to know what is in existence or can on the other hand, give a person strong delusions and make themselves think something that they are not; for example in the book of Daniel; The Lord made a King of Babylon think he was an ox and he was in the field for seven seasons (7 years) eating grass, Dan.4:1-37 just to make a king know who was Ruler of Heaven and Earth and anything that He alone allows to exist! Whatever it is; anything is subject to God our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ, Mt.24:35; 28:18! He is above all things in the Universe; and He only is Sacred & Sovereign! He alone is the one who allows anything that can possibly be or come into existence to exist or allows it the ability to be known; is subject to God’s allowing it to exist: Whatever it is! He of all things in the universe is Sovereign and Sacred, in all that He says and does and allows to be! Thus God is a Spirit who in fact is the only one who could Possibly be Holy: for this reason God has Angels and Seraphim’s who constantly sing Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty, before Him always, Rev.4:8!

God did not become a living soul until He manifested Himself in the seed of woman as told in Gen.3:15 and Mt.1:18; 20; and 23, the promise unto the world (Gen.12:3) and to the Universe for that matter, to incarnate Himself (Heb.10:5) as our Saviour, Tit.2:10-15, Is.7:14; 9:6; 44:6; which had to be God, for only God, can be a perfect sinless sacrifice, 1 Cor.5:18And 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), that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. 20Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though (Greek word hós: as, like as, even as, when, since, as long as: When or As or even as and even) God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God (1 Jn.5:20). 21For he (God) hath made him (Jesus is God in the flesh, 1 Tm.3:16!), to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him (Jesus)! We will know Jesus no more after the flesh; 1 Cor.5:16Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more (Jn.14:18). He has sent Himself to us as the Holy Spirit; that which is first will be last; and that which is last will be first, Jesus is first and the last in all things, fore only He is Alpha and Omega, Rv.1:8! And when He comes again we will be like Him; Holy Spirits manifested in immortal bodies, Ecc.12:7Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. And we will be as He is; 1 Jn.3:2Beloved, 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. So that we will be like Him when He appears! We must be perfect according to His word, and the Holy Bible is His word; all of it! 2 Tm.3:14But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; 15And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus (Jn.5:39-40). 16All scripture is given by inspiration of God (1Pt1:11 & 2 Pt.1:21), 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!

Jesus has sent Himself to us as the Word of God in you, when you speak in tongues and prophecy and speak of the glories of the Lord; this is having a testimony of your experience with Him in you, 2 Sam.23:2! The Holy Spirit by which He is known and called today, which has been supplied to you by Jesus Christ, 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.1:17), he shall testify of me: Because Jesus is the Spirit of Truth and Grace, Jn.1:17For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. Grace and Truth and all that is God manifested in the flesh for the whole world to behold, and follow as our living example of God’s perfectness! Because God hath made Him (Jesus our God) to be both, LORD and the Christ (Son of God according to the flesh adopted from the tribe of Judah and King David, 2Sam.22:51!), Ac.2:36 and Lord of All, Ac.10:36 which is all in all, Col.3:11, 1 Cor.15:28!

Jesus has told us repeatedly who He is; The I Am of the Old Testament as well clear into the New Testament, He cannot deny Himself, and who He is; Jn.8:24; 36; 58; Jesus is the light of the Universe and all mankind; Gen.1:3; Jn.8:12; Jn.12:36; 44-45; 46-50, every word Jesus spoke is Holy Spirit inspired and is all powerful! Jesus has always been the mediator between man and God to Moses on Mt. Sinai; to Joshua after Joshua got Israel put back in sanctification after crossing the Jordan which was a antitype of a baptism, Joshua did all that which was required of the Lord; and then Jesus shows up, Josh.5:13-15; and in the New Testament as well; Jn.16:26At 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 that is Jesus, Jn.14:7-9; 20:28), because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. 28I came forth from the Father (or as the Father!), and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father (and return to as He is; the Holy Spirit; Hence forth we will know Him no longer after the flesh, Jn.6:62-63!). Jesus repeatedly told us “I Am He”, Jn.8:24, 28, and 58! For there can only be one mediator between God and man Christ Jesus, but God is One, Gal.3:20; and 1 Tm.2:5 as we have clearly shown in Jn.16:26-29 & 6:62-63 & 68. Again Jesus is returning to the Father meaning to His natural state, now immortal flesh in the Holy Spirit His natural Essence! For this reason it was expedient for Him to return to the Father which is Heaven the Kingdom of God, Mt12:28; Lk.11:20But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you. And in Mt.4:17From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. When Jesus announced who He was; He told all mankind that the Kingdom of God was now in their presence; Jn.15:22If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin. 24If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father. Because they are One, Jn.10:30I and my Father are one. 31Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. Jesus God in the flesh, and His own want to kill Him; fulfilling prophecy yet again; Zech.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, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. This will happen when Jesus comes back to set up His kingdom for a thousand years in Jerusalem, for that is the place He chose to put His name!

After Jesus had accomplished what He was manifested to do, He returned to His original position as on the throne from wince He came and it was expedient for Him to go away so that He could send His Holy Spirit unto us, so He could tell us, as He told us He would do, clear back in the Old Testament; Joel2:27And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed. 28And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: 29And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. This was fulfilled on the day of Pentecost, in Ac.2:1And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 4And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. And the Lord is not one to repent, Ro.11:29For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. Jms.1:16Do 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. Because God changes not, Mal.3:6! This Holy Spirit Baptism is for all of us for we are the children who are afar off; Ac.2:39For 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. Therefore we have been called to come out from among this untoward generation, (Ac.2:40) who knows not who Jesus really is, because they have not made themselves ready to receive Him according to His ways; and have sought the ways of man instead; Jn.5:43I 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? We need to seek this honor that cometh from God only by His ever living word, His ever loving words of Truth and return to the Only Holy Word of God that is in the Holy Scriptures of His word called the Holy Bible which cometh from God only! God will make Himself known to His people who are called by His name, for this reason Jesus had to return to the throne room of all glory, because He is the glory, God said He would never share with anyone, Is.42:8 and Is.48:11 as we see the apostle Paul explain that if they had known who Jesus really was they would never had killed the Lord of all glory, 1 Cor.2:8! Jesus returned to His natural position so He could send His Spirit to us in fulfilling scripture which He had written. Otherwise to have more than one manifestation of God at one time would be confusion, which is a sin to God and an abomination to Him! Jesus said we must come to Him as a child so in fact coming to God in Jesus is so simple, a child can understand what is necessary or a necessity for salvation, from which, we receive from, His Holy Scriptures alone, by the preaching of His word!

God will allow Himself to be known to His people, just as Joel2:28-29ff, has said, at any given time, by His voice to them, or through His word the Holy Bible, or in some cases even in His actual presence will He allow you to come to Him or manifest Himself to you in person, as with Paul and myself as well! I know firsthand what I’m talking about! I have been ordained by Him with a special calling to bring forth that which is the Heart of the thing (scripture) and the Truth of the matter (the contextual meanings), which He was talking about in His word, His scriptures by His indwelling Holy Spirit; for He chooses the base things to confound the wise, 1 Cor.1:25-31 and the weak and humble things to have great faith! Which I am the smallest of all, in the ways of the world, Jms.4:4Ye adulterers and adulteresses know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God! How can we say we have His Holy Spirit living in us and in control of our life’s necessities and live like the world around us; as if we had never repented? Your fruit you bear contradicts your speech, thus you have made yourself a liar, when we walk not as Jesus walked, for we cannot bear fruit unless we abide in Him, Jn.15:1-16, the ordained of God walk differently from the world! It is not my word which convicts you it is the word of God, Jn.14:6, we must walk as Jesus walked or we are not like Him and will not be allowed to enter into His Kingdom!!! If we walk otherwise it is confusion, which is an abomination to our Lord! In order for Jesus to be omnipresent (Jn.3:13), He had to return to the Father position He held before He incarnated Himself as man to show man how to live in harmony with Him and His universe and to take away the power of sin; which is death to the sinner by His redeeming blood of a perfect human being, a sinless sacrifice; for the justification to all who will receive Him (1 Cor.6:11) and His word which is His Spirit, Jn.1:1-14 & Jn.6:63It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. Just as God is omnipresent, as His word is spread around the world to all nations, Mt.24:14; Mt.28:19-20 & Ac.1:8, and to all mankind, His word which is spirit is becoming ingrained into our hearing and then the power of the Holy Spirit which has been poured out on all flesh can gather it; us as manna from heaven which feeds us with God’s divine inspiration which when received in faith as a child will in fact save the soul unto salvation; only*If*, we love Him and keep His commandments, Jn14:15! This means His words, which is His Spirit living in you as well as the power of His Holy Spirit indwelling and allowed to lead you into all truths; which is His Will for everyone. The Lord wishes none to be lost but that all will come to the understanding of God’s love through His everlasting Words: Which is His Holy Spirit’s intentions and instructions, for the whole world to come to repentance and turn from their wicked ways!

He equips His people for His service

  Ro.8:9But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwells in you: Now if any man has not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. If we have not the Holy Spirit dwelling in us how then do we have His Word dwelling in us either? The only way this next scripture is going to be fulfilled is if God’s eternal Holy Spirit is living in union with our spirit’s; 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. And when we do this correctly we will be able to come and reign with Him in His Millennium Kingdom fulfilling this scripture, 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: But the remaining part of this verse is still yet for later, after the Millennium Kingdom and all has been but in order and the world is finally tried for its iniquity, and burned as Peter talks about in 2 Pt.3:10But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Then the New Heavens and the New Earth with the Lord’s Kingdom and our mansions will be let down from heaven and we will all be gathered into His eternal kingdom forever then will the end of Jer.31:24 be completed after the final judgment; for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. For those who have overcome this world and its ways and kept to His sovereign Truths!

He equips those who are called, chosen, and predestinated to serve Him as we learn to be apostles and seek after the best gifts; Ro.8:27And he (Jesus’ Holy Spirit) that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit (He searches that which is lacking in you; and brings it to your mind by His convicting Spirit in you, thus equipping you to further your expansions into His realms of the supernatural gifts by increasing your knowledge, thus increasing your beliefs and strengthening your faith exponentially, as Paul told us in 1 Cor.12:31!), because he (Jesus’ Holy Spirit) maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God (because only the Holy Spirit knows the mind of Jesus; for they are one in the same, and will teach you all truths that the world cannot receive because it knows Him not and has never seen Him but you will; for He will dwell in you as Jesus told His disciples in Jn.14 and chapter 15!), 28And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 29For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. 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. By the empowering of the Lord’ Holy Spirit in you; as you allow Him to operate in your life; He will add all things unto you the more you seek Him as you stay in His righteousness; as in Mt.6:33But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. While you stay in the word of God and actually put it to practice in your life; He will keep His word to you! 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. Only to those who truly love Him and keep His ways dear to them and next to their hearts; and always walking in the truths of His Word; this is the fulfillment of Jn.4:24God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. When we figure that out; that each day of our lives is our proving grounds on how well we have learned the master’s way; and walk therein, Jn14:6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no  man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Jesus is our example to follow just as all the Apostles did! We are to do the same or perish; live in the truth or live a lie and perish; the simplicity of Jesus Christ! With man this is impossible but with God’s Holy Spirit living in you then and only then are all things become possible for you! Without His living Spirit in us we are nothing and with Him in us we then become more than conquerors; 1 Jn.4:4Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 5They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. 6We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. This is how we know who is of our Lord and who is not; by the fruits of their walk in their lives! Are they truly in the harvest fields of our Lord Jesus Christ? Are they producing real fruits as they abide in the Lord’s words and walk as He walked? If not we are contrary to what has been written and we will answer to Him for walking our way and not His, Mt.12:46While 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! 50For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother. When we put our will before Jesus’; we leave and have left our first love Jesus, and have then become adulterers and adulteresses; and sought our will and not the will of our heavenly Father’s will; this is the unforgivable sin and is blasphemy to put our ways in front of God’s designs for His creatures to obey Him, 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, neither in the world to come, 1 Pt.1:21ffs. 33Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit. 34O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. 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. We live or die by this word; we live and walk in it, in truth or we will be found out by Him, who knows all and sees all; and He will show you to be a liar! You will then be bound to hell for eternity with all liars; who are in the world and walk contrary to His living Words, Rv.21:27!!!

We must have His Spirit living in us as well as his word! Once His Spirit is in you; you are more than able to accomplish all things that are His will for you to do! Those things that are His will, are in fact, what He has chosen for us to know or what He has revealed to us in His Holy Scriptures in the Holy Bible from Gen. to Rev. and everything in between, 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. When we understand that this Holy Bible is the will of God in written form and use it as though we are on the narrow path, which is the path of life, therefore, we must obey His word in order to stay on the path of His will for us, Mt.7:12-14 and there will be few that find His path to the straight gate which is Jesus Christ! Man naturally seeks the path with the least resistance, which is the broad way, which leads to destruction; which is following your own desires and not the way of the Lord! If we seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness we will then have all things added unto us that are needed for salvation, Mt.6:33! For the word of God is quick and sharper than a two edged sword! If we will hear His word and take it and apply it to our hearts, and keep them always before our mind and when we put God first; all His grace comes into play, and then we can draw on His supernatural Holy Spirit to help us and lead us into His Truths by the grace of God, Ac.20:32! His word is truth and it is spirit; Jn.6: 63It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. From the Book of Genesis to the book of Revelation in this Holy Bible is the world of God in written form and spiritual form when we actually do it in our lives! This word of God which is the Holy Spirit which became flesh; which is Jesus Christ who is the first and is the last; totally God and totally man; in whom we are complete because all the God-head is in Jesus; Col.2:6As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: 7Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. 8Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. 9For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 10And ye are complete in him (Jesus, Mt.28:18), 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 (The new covenant with our Lord in the New Testament!), who hath raised him from the dead. This is the mystery of Godliness, which became man spoken of in 1 Tm.3:16; Is.7:14; Mt.1:23; Is.9:6; Is.40:3; 42:8; and 48:11 the glory of God manifested in the flesh; the glory He would give to no other, was and is the manifestation of Jesus Christ, 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. Jesus’ name is God manifested in the flesh; Jesus’ name means Saviour! For this reason the Holy Spirit spoke into the ears of all those who were around Jesus; after raising Lazarus from the grave; I have glorified it and I will glorify it again, Jn.12:24-32! When we die for our brethren as Jesus died for all of us; we have fulfilled all the law; when we draw all meant (All men, women, and children!) to us; so that the Lord’s words of life can save us as well as them, Jm.5: 19Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; 20Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins! The mediator between God and man is Christ Jesus; 1 Tm.2:1I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 3For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth: 5For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 6Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. This is that time! We are living in the end times are we not?

We must learn to hear His voice by His living words, which the Holy Spirit had men of old write as they were moved and carried away in the spirit, 2 Pt.1:21 and we see that this same spirit which moved on men who were the prophets of old were told of the suffering of Jesus Christ known to them as the Messiah the Holy one or the Lord’s Anointed one! As we see in 1 Pt.1:11 and Zech12:10And 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, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. This is the same Spirit that told Isaiah to write the words of the suffering servant in Isaiah and chapter 53:1-12. For this reason the Apostle Paul was told to write in 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. Jesus told us the same thing in Jn.3:3-8; if we were truly born-again of the water and His Holy Spirit in us we would be blown to wherever the Lord needs us to go, by the power of the Holy Spirit’s leading; as faithful servants of God spreading the gospel, 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? We are dying daily whether we admit it or not, the only difference is this, are we living by denying self and dying daily spreading God’s word, and living as perfect examples of our Lord Jesus Christ and His Holy Scriptures? This is the only true worship our Lord and Saviour will accept from us; we were told to worship Him in truth and in spirit, Jn.4:24; His Spirit is the word of Jesus Christ made flesh by which we will receive the resurrection if we obey His words, Jn6:63It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. Jn.8:51

His words of truth living in us by His indwelling Holy Spirit in us will lead us into all of His truths; which the world cannot receive because it seeth Him not, Jn14:16And 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. This is accomplished when He does this in the next verse! 18I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

We must learn to believe that which is not seen which is from the Holy Spirit: For the things we see in the flesh are temporary and will not last forever, only the things not seen are forever! All that is of the flesh and the world is going to be consumed in the fire; only the works we have done for our Lord Jesus Christ are the things that will endure forever! 2 Pt.3:1-18; for this reason we were commanded to grow in grace and in the knowledge of Jesus Christ, 2 Pt.3:18. To Him be all glory now and forever; Amen! This is yet again another passage proving the deity of Jesus Christ as our God and Saviour that has been foretold of the Old Testament prophets; Is.42:8 & 48:11; as well as the promised eternal king to sit on the throne of the lineage of King David, fulfilling yet again prophecy, which is the word of God, 2 Sam.7:12-13! The promises of God are forever! This Holy Bible is our Words the Lord gave us for Salvation which is of Jesus Christ, Jn.5:39Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. Jesus is the eternal life, Jn.11:25Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believeth you this? If you answer yes you shall live forever when His Spirit comes to live inside you! The promises of God are forever! Only those who come to God His way; according to His word is going to be the correct way in which the Lord gave us to receive salvation, when we worship Him in Spirit and in His truths; this is the correct operation of our God, which will establish us forever in His operations and not those of our doing and the rituals of men! All other ways are heresy and heretical; for there is but one way to God; His way! All other ways are of man’s and will end up in folly, thus saith the Lord! Thus saith the Lord of Hosts in Is.55:6Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: 7Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. 8For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 9For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Jesus already prophesied we would follow another man’s ways before His in Jn.5:39Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. 40And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. 41I receive not honour from men. 42But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you. 43I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. 44How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only? 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? Jesus said we would follow another man’s words to our own destruction, because we put man’s word above our Lord’s own teachings and His word, which is the sin that will never be forgiven in this lifetime or the next: Which constitutes disobedience as we see in 1 Sam.15:22And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices (Continual repentances for sin that should be conquered, instead of living in!), as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. 23For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king. We are called to come out of the world and become a nation of Priests and a Holy people in the Old Testament as well as the New Testament, 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. We must follow the instructions Jesus gave us in 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. As well as these verses following the others, Mt.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 (So much for once saved always saved!). Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation. These are those who return to the world after receiving the words of salvation and then fall back into temptation and the ways of the world; and this man’s state ends up worse than if he had never known the plan of salvation! 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! 50For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother. Only those who are in the will of the Father will inherit the Kingdom of God, and be His children! If we are not in the Father’s will, which is His every word, we cannot be in a right relationship; let alone in union with Him! We are to be Holy vessels of the Holy Spirit to live in us and we need to keep pure; Holy vessels sanctified and cleansed by the Lord’s perfect word and then consecrated for the master’s use; we then will be justified in His name and by His indwelling Spirit in us, 1 Cor.6:11, a chosen vessel from before the beginning of time, chosen to go and do all that God has for us to do for him, 2 Tm.2:19-26!

We are to be the vessels of the Holy Spirit, 1 Cor.3:16-17; 1 Cor.6:15-20; 2 Cor.6:14-18; and He will not live in an unholy vessel which is sinful and corrupt! We must be Holy as He is Holy or He will not dwell with us, 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 (Greek anastrophe meaning conduct, speaking as well as doing, Jm.2:1-26!); 16Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. 17And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear (reverent aw of God and His word, Ecc.12:12-14): 18Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation (Same as above), received by tradition from your fathers; 19But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: 20Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, 21Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God. To be a consecrated vessel unto the Lord; I refer you to 2 Tm.2:19Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let everyone that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. 20But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. 21If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work. 22Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. (Here we see the separation of God’s children again; we are to be with them, the people who rely on God and His word for everything they do and say, for this is being Holy and sanctified and consecrated unto Him for His use!) 23But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. 24And the servant of the Lord must not strive (Be contentious of His word!); but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, 25In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; 26And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will. Only God has known us before our mother’s womb; He knows who are His and who will not give themselves to Him; Beings He alone sees the beginning from the end; Ecc.12:7Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. Jms.1:5If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. Ps.139:1O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. 2Thou knowest my down sitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. 3Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. 4For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether. 5Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. 6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. 7Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? 8If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. 9If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; 10Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. 11If I say, surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. 12Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee. 13For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. 14I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. 15My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. 16Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being imperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. 17How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them! 18If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee. 19Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men. 20For they speak against thee wickedly; and thine enemies take thy name in vain. 21Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? And am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? 22I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies. 23Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: 24And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Is.46:9Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, 10Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: Saith the Lord of the Hosts! Is.45:21Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? Who hath told it from that time? Have not I the LORD? And there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me. 22Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. For there is no other God we must serve! For there is no God before Him and there is no God after Him, Is.43:10-11; 44:6; 45:5-7 (Jn.8:12 & 24 the I Am of verse 51; Jn14:6!); Mk.12:29; Eph.4:5; 1 Tm.3:16; Jn.14:7-9; 20:28 Is.9:6 The Almighty God Son of God according to the flesh, Ro.1:3! For there is no salvation but what has come forth out of His mouth;  23I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear. Mt.4:4But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Lk.4:4And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God. The word has gone forth out of God’s mouth and will not return void from which it was sent to do! Those that turn to God will not be ashamed and will be saved; those who do not turn to God will be ashamed, Jn.8:24: Let us look to Dan.12:2 to see what a shame is; 2And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. You see that a shame is also an abomination to God, which is worthy of being cut off from the Tribe of Israel and the bride of Christ, Lev. Chapters 17-27 are Holiness chapters! God changes not Mal.3:6 and Jesus is the same now and forever, Heb.13:8, Mt.5:18For 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. And this heaven and earth has not passed just yet has it? We who are in the word of God are above the Law because the law is for them who sin; that they may be aware that they have fallen into sin and are now under the curse of death to the sinner; but with Jesus’ Commandments living in us we keep ourselves from wrong doing so as not to lose our witness and testimonies which is our Ministry (2 Cor.6:1-18), for His use, 1 Cor.6:12All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. Paul was talking about Holidays, food and the man made laws all the priests made up, not the law of Moses that God had given Him in the desert; because God still calls us to be righteousness exceeding that of the scribes and Pharisees, Mt.5:20 and without Holiness (Separation unto God alone, called to be consecrated to God; for His use and sanctified unto His word, which is Righteousness, Jn.17:17!) no man will enter into His kingdom, Heb.12:14-16 (For the grace of God given to us is His word, Ac.20:28-32 sanctified by and in His word! Jn.6:63)! See Jesus fulfilled all the laws and was sinless and He told us to walk as He walked and to live in the Truth of His words and that He was the life; in which we were to emulate so we could be His first fruits or we would not enter into His Kingdom, Jn.14:6; Mt.5:17-20; 2 Tm.3:16-17; 1 Pt.1:11; 2 Pt.1:21; Ro.8:9!

In order to stand before the Lord our God; we must be justified before our God; in order to stand in His Almighty presence without perishing in His presence; and to be seen as without sin, this is being perfect according to His word, Gen.17:1; Lev.11:44-45; Lev.19:2; Lk.6:40 & verse 46; Mt.5:48; 1 Cor.1:26-31, 4:8-16; Jms.1:1-5; 1 Pt.1:15-25; Eph.1:1-23 & 6:1-24, See also 1 Thes.5:1-28! For if you know it to be a sin then it is a sin unto you, Ro.14:23And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin. Titus 1:15Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. This is pertaining to the laws of the Pharisees and the Sadducees which were over what was given in Moses’ day, not about the laws of morality and the workings of carnality; for they are covered in reference to the next verse!

Tit.1:16They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate. You see there are many people who profess to know God and His word and do not understand what is being instructed by the Apostles! They have a form of Godliness and yet lack the powers to walk in the ways of our Lord’s commandments, statutes, saying, scriptures, judgment, and precepts, etc. which constitute His every word in this Holy Bible! Jesus said it best, Jn.8:34Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. As well as St. John who heard it very clearly as well; 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 (The scriptures are the Law and Word of God, 2 Tm.3:16-17!). 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. If we are truly the sons of God; we will keep ourselves from all sin because we know how to test all the spirits; whether they are from God or not, which is either right or wrong; one or the other; there are just two spirits, one of a truth and the other is false, by searching scriptures we know how to react to each, as in Ac.17:11, for the Berea’s found themselves approved for they searched the scriptures daily and declared unto the rest who was a false prophet, because that person spoke not according to scriptures of the Apostles and of the Old Testament as well, Rev.3:7-11! Sin is sin and sin can be nothing else but death to the sinner, Jm.1:13-15! If we come to find out we have sinned and do not repent of it and continue to live in sin against the word of God; this becomes presumptuous sin, which will not be forgiving in this life time or the next; unless dealt with right away as soon as it is known to us, so as not to lose our faithfulness to His sovereign words of Truth! Jesus did not remove sin from off the face of the earth, he only took away the penalty of sin, that is death to the sinner who confesses his sins and asks for redemption or forgiveness and promises to keep from sinning ever again against the word of God, this is remission of sin, when something stops it goes into remission just as Jesus told the adulteress in Jn.8:10When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? 11She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more. As well as the cripple at the pool of Bethesda; Jn5:14Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee. Presumptuous sin is talked about in Hebrews chapter 12:1-29 and Apostle Paul talks about not sinning that we do not get out of Grace with our Lord in Ro.6:1-23 for the wages of sin is death! Eternal death in the Lake of fire where the worm dieth not and the fire is never quenched. Is.66:24; Mk.9:43-50 we will be tried and tested in this lifetime, Jn16:33, this is our purification by trial of fire, the Apostle Paul was talking about; whatever is not burned up will be rewarded for a job well done (1 Cor.3:1-23); Jn.16:33These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. We are called to do a job for our Lord as His servants, which Jesus has shown us an example of in 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.

If any man glorieth let him glory in that he has only done what his master had him to do; where then is the glory he has not done anything that any other of the Lord’s servants before him have done, 2 Cor.10:1-33! There is no sin, that will be covered by grace, (God’s Favour, Blessing, and Prosperity, for His Blessings are for right thinking, right walking in the truth of His every word, because He is the love of your life, and all your strength, time, energy, faith, and love and all that you do or say is wrapped up in Him and His Word in perfection, all because you have been endowed with power to resist all wrong by His Grace, thus where sin does abound the power of Grace to sustain you from falling into iniquity; doeth much more abound! This is what grace is about; it is not the pillow God gives you to rest your sinful head on so you can sleep at night while your conscience gets more and more hardened until God just gives you over to your own strong delusions; God and sin will never coexist together, for this reason He came to overpower Satan and sin, to give us a way where before we had no way; but by His indwelling Holy Spirit we are more than overcomers, *if*, we are right in our walk and our teaching, Mt.5:19Whosoever 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.

Let us now define grace somewhat; Grace according to the New International Dictionary of the Bible by J. D. Douglas & Merrill C. Tenney; defines grace this way; by the Hebrew word hen, pronounced with a long e sound; and the Greek word for grace is charis. A term used by the biblical writers with a considerable variety of meanings: (1.) Properly speaking, that (being God’s Will) which affords joy, pleasure, delight, charm, sweetness, loveliness; (2.) good, will, loving-kindness. Mercy, etc; (3.) the kindness of a master towards a slave: Thus by analogy, grace has come to signify the kindness of God to man (Lk.1:30 for an example of God’s favour but a better example is in verse: 28And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. This is God’s grace to those who are truly in His favour according to His nature, His favour, His Will, His Word, according to His scriptures given to us so that we may know Him and how to please Him; this is His grace to us that He may educate us in His ways so that we might have salvation and complete union, in a relationship with Him, which pleases Him, and to bring our master pleasure in His creation, by interacting in favour with them in their obedience to Him, which bring pleasure and joy to Him as well as us; and not chastisement, condemnation, and eternal Hell for the disobedient and contentious! One or the other: The simplicity of God that even a child can get!), The New Testament writers at the end of their letters, (Epistles sacred documents, given for our edification and admonition, 2 Tm.3:16-17 so we could be perfectly equipped in serving God His way and not our way, Ps.2:1-5 & 10-12! This is our duty to serve Him His way and He has graciously made His ways known to us that we may come to Him in complete harmony with His eternal desires for us so we can be His obedient servants: Ecc.12:12And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh. (You see He gave us 66 books in this Holy Bible to use to come to know Him and just what He wants us to do; we must use it or find ourselves ashamed in missing His resurrection to everlasting salvation!), 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.), The New Testament writers at the end of their letters, frequently invoked God’s gracious favour on their readers (Ro.16:20-24 ff,; 2 Cor.8:9 & 13:14; Col.4:18; 1 Thes.5:28 and Rev.22:21!). In addition, the word “grace” is often used to express the concept of kindness given to someone who doesn’t deserve it: hence, undeserved favour sometimes called unmerited favour, Ro.2:4, especially that kind or degree of favour bestowed on sinners through Jesus Christ (Eph.2:4-7 plus the following verses in conjunction to the whole Bible by the word of God, which is His Spirit being manifested in word of eternal life Jn.6:63; for in His words are the power of His name and His Holy Spirit tied directly together, when we live in His word in faith, keeping His promises, then do we realize a justification of Holiness and Righteousness by which we become acceptable to Him so that He in turn comes to live in us as we are the temple of God’s own presence, His Holy Spirit living in His chosen generation, who have made themselves into His fashioning and likeness, so that at His appearing we will be known as He is: 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. Just as we are to purify ourselves according to His words and not our own, 2 Tm.2:19Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let everyone that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. 20But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. 21If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work. 22Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart, Jn.4:23-24. His grace is free, we cannot buy it, by good works, but when someone is truly repented of their sins and endowed with God’s own presence in them, they have His grace which empowers them to live an overcoming life, one not of the flesh (For if you live in the flesh you will surly die, Ro.8:1-39!) but of the Holy Spirit living inside you leading you into all righteousness of God in Jesus Christ, 1 Cor.5:21! This is living in the grace of God through obedience to His every word, Mt.4:4But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God! We obey every word out of the mouth of God or you walk in the manner of all fools who heed not the word of their only Lord and eternal Saviour! Man’s ways are not God’s way and never can they be until we become like Him with His Spirit leading us and not ourselves, Is.55:6Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: (God’s grace right here the invitation to come and be with Him; but it must be His way!) 7Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. 8For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 9For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts! Grace is extended to sinners so that they may be brought into a right relationship with He who created them and all things but it is up to us to maintain that right relationship or we have fallen from God’s grace, by our own doing! 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. 33Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit. We cannot bear good fruit on our own we must abide in Him or our fruits will not be acceptable to Him and we will prove ourselves as one of the unfaithful to His promises:  as in the lesson Jesus gave us in Jn.15:1-10! Grace, therefore is the unmerited favour of God toward fallen man whereby, for the sake or love of the Son of God Christ Jesus our only Lord God and saviour, Is 7:14; 9;6; 40:3; Mt.1:23; Tit.2:1-15, 1 Tm.3:16; the only begotten God according to the Greek manuscripts of Jn.1:18- He has provided for man’s redemption. He has from all eternity determined to extend favour toward all who have faith in Christ Jesus as Lord and Saviour.

The relationship between the law and grace is one of the major themes of Paul’s writings (Ro.5:1-2ff, 15-17 all of Chapter 6 and 8:1-39; Gal.5:4-7 obeying truth is the theme; Eph.2:1-10ff, Mt.10:27-42 He that does not pick up his cross and yet still follows after the Lord is not worthy of Him, Mt.10:38 but we are to be His tools of service for His gospel, Mk.8:35-38!). Grace is likewise without equivocation (the wrong conclusion by facts being presented which have different meanings, which may or may not apply in certain cases, in other words sometimes with ambiguous terms are applied to something incorrectly, making it a lie! Such as saying grace is a covering for our sins, when we chose not to apply God’s words to our hearts, minds, and especially to our actions, which is our daily worship called our walk in Christ Jesus, which is our testimony or our witness to how God has brought us out of the world and of the flesh, Ro.8:1-14 & Jms.4:4 & 1 Jn.2:15-17 & 1 Jn.3:1-10 wherein is the grace of God proved that we are in fact the righteousness of God in Jesus Christ 1 Cor.5:21 because we have been reconciled to His word by which we are cleansed and justified by His name and His Holy Spirit in us 1 Cor.6:11, thus we have become ordained in Him Jn.15:1-20, through the ordinances of the operations of God’s own truths, Jn.4:24!) Grace without equivocation by our authors of this dictionary have given us Tit.2:11 for an example but should include all the verses attached to it, for it is in fact one long sentence; with  more than one requirement to stay in grace as we see here; 11For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, (Which was Jesus who taught us a better way in which we are to become one with Him in word and deed, Col.3:17!) 12Teaching us (Means we need to learn His Truths!) that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world (Requirements for God’s grace His favour to be given when we obey Him!); 13Looking for that blessed hope (See we aren’t saved until we hear well done My good and faithful servant!), and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ (Ac.20:28); 14Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works (Who have humbled themselves and complied to His teachings in fulfillment of Jn.14:6!). The Doctrine of Grace runs deep and is only substantiated in works of faith which prove we love Him because we have shown works worthy of repentance and are worthy of Repentance, Ac.20:19Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision: 20But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance. This is how we get God’s grace to stay with us or we have fallen from grace, by our own deceptions, and delusions serving God our way and not by His every word, Mt.4:4But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. By the infilling of His Holy Spirit which is the second act of God’s grace we are endowed with His power and strength by His every word being imprinted in our psyche or our consciousness of true understanding between right and wrong spirits, which is called discernment to live a Holy, and Righteous lifestyle so that we may obtain the prize of our High Calling, to be a special peculiar people with a zeal for purity in love as we follow Him as being true sons of God, exactly what He called us to be, Mt.5:48Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. We are perfected by living our lives in His words, 2 Sam.2:31As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him. 32For who is God, save the LORD? And who is a rock, save our God? 33God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect. How does He maketh my way perfect but by living in obedience to His word that is tried and true and perfect as He is perfect, from Old Treatment to the New Testament, God’s words changes not, Gen.17:1 & again in Mt.5:48 all scripture will be fulfilled by Jesus Christ, it would be easier for heaven and earth to pass away before God’s word from being fulfilled, Mt.5:17Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. 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! All scriptures are the word of God and is law; 2 Tm.3:14But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; 15And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 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. All scripture is given for our salvation, this is His word not mine! We either love the Lord our God enough to obey Him and His Word or do our own thing and die the death of all liars who walk in a false reality of truths as to what God wants us to do, Phil.2:12Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling! You fall from grace when you do not let God control your destiny and stay in His will that He has for you; When you take back a hold of the reigns and try to run your life your way again, just as you did before; you fall from His grace! (I know what I’m talking about I learned this the hard way: Through His chastisement!) 13For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Not yours! We need to stay in His will for us or we are in our will which is contrary to His ways, lean not unto your own understanding: Pro.3:1My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: 2For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee (We keep His words and He gives us grace, His favour, the simplicity of God through obedience!). 3Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: 4So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man. 5Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths (Col.3:17). 7Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil (Obedience). 8It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones. 9Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: 10So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine (Rewards for Faithfulness to His word!). 11My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction: 12For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth (For He teaches us when we sin and we know it not, this is the forgivable sin the unknown sin, not presumptuous sin!). 13Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. 14For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. 15She (Obedience which is wisdom in keeping His words of truth, which then is called understanding because you obeyed His will for you!) is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. 16Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour. 17Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. 18She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her. 19The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding (His doing) hath he established the heavens. 20By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew. 21My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion: 22So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck. 23Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.

You shall never fall from Grace when we obey His truths (Jn.1:1-17; Jn.17:17!) and we worship in truth and in His Holy Spirit’s leadings; in faith believing in every word He has said, that must we do Ps.37:1-40 is all about trusting in the Lord’s ways and His word! See also Jer.9:23Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: 24But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD. Also 1 Tm.6:3If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; 4He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, 5Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. 6But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 8And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. 9But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. 11But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. 12Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. We must not only live this life style but we must profess it among the people in the world for a witness and a testimony! Jms.2:1-26! Talk is cheap grace but true grace in faith in action, believing in actions, bearing His fruits, is the grace which is the priceless grace which cometh from Him only!

God’s grace is for us so that we can preserver through temptations and trials when we are lead by the power of the Holy Spirit, for He will not lead us into anything we cannot bear without giving us a way to escape, 1Cor.10:1-13; All the things done to Israel was to show us what they did wrong in the eyes of God and what they did right in the eyes of God and only in obedience were they rewarded with His presence; in and with them, such as in the Book of Joshua1:1-through chapter 5:1-15; they did as they were instructed and God showed up to help fight their battles with them! When we get right with God He will show up to lead us into the promised land, for He gave us His word Ps.48:14; and God cannot lie, Tit.1:2; Heb.6:18 and Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever, Heb.13:8! Therefore to abide in God’s grace we can only do that if we abide in His word! Anything other than that is disobedience and is folly of the world’s teaching and doctrines of fools; who are the blind leading the blind straight to the pits of Hell, which is the broad path that leadeth to destruction, Mt.7:12-14, many are called; as a matter of fact all the world is called, for God would not that any be lost but all come to repentance and be saved, but many are called and few will be chosen, Mt.7:14; 20:16; and 22:14; 24:35! Grace is not the hat that a sinner can wear and be saved by grace and faith alone, the fundamental properties of Holiness are these as shown in Hag.2:10In the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet, saying, 11Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Ask now the priests concerning the law, saying, 12If one bear holy flesh in the skirt of his garment, and with his skirt do touch bread, or pottage, or wine, or oil, or any meat, shall it be holy? And the priests answered and said, No. 13Then said Haggai, If one that is unclean by a dead body touch any of these, shall it be unclean? And the priests answered and said, It shall be unclean. 14Then answered Haggai, and said, So is this people, and so is this nation before me, saith the LORD; and so is every work of their hands; and that which they offer there is unclean. We can go to a Holy Temple and worship in it but that does not make us Holy; we can commune with righteous people but that does not make us righteous; we must be about the Father’s business and denying our flesh, picking up our crosses and following everything Jesus and His Apostles have told us to do in accordance to scriptures, Jn.15:20Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. If we keep the Lord’s saying the world is most likely going to hate us as it hated Him, Jn.15:18If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. 19If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. God’s grace is token proof that you are still in His will; 2 Cor.1:5ffs. Those who excel in being humble are in fact imparted with an abundance of grace; Jms.4:6ffs, and 1 Pt.5:5ff. Grace of God can further your capacity in being imparted with a divine life; 1 Pt.1:1-25; Jn.1:12 & 16, as the Apostles received grace upon grace or for our grace we as faithful servants of God and His word we received more grace, when we bless the Lord, with all our souls; He will do the same for us! God’s favour and blessings which constitutes His grace is not limited; as we grow in grace He leads us into all divine truths which is His knowledge; 1 Cor.1:4-10ffs; 2 Pt.3:14Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. 15And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; 16As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. 17Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. 18But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen. A commandment to grow in God’s grace by diligently seeking Him first and His righteousness and all things will be added unto you, Mt.6:33; this is His word and He will keep it, *If* we will! We cannot have this kind of grace without service; we must be worthy servants of God’s honor before we get all His blessing added unto us!!! Otherwise it is as if we are making God a slave to justify our sins of indulgences and that is not His job as creator of the universe, where His angles are singing Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord God Almighty nonstop; so how is it you, being so called born-again and are not growing in grace and the knowledge of the Lord, 2 Pt.3:18; He said be ye Holy for I am Holy, Lev.11:44-45 and 1 Pt.1:13-21, we are to grow up in grace and the hope of God; and keep to His words of life, Ro.12:1-21!  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 (Do you have the true revelation of just who Jesus Christ really is? Jn.8:24); 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 (obedience, Col.3:17); 16Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. 1 Cor.6:16And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 17Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. 18And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. This is grace staying in the will of God, Mt.12:47Then 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! 50For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother. Staying in the will of God insures us we are in His favour, so He can then give to us favour for His unmerited favour was given already for us in our propitiation of our original sins; and we are to grow in Him and His grace and we are to be above sins, foolishness, and be mature in our walk in Christ Jesus according to His word and fashioned to His likeness, Jn. 8:11She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her: Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more. 5:14Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee. How much more are we to do; we who are called by His name: Who are His children? Jn.14:6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. For Jesus is that gate (Greek thyra a gate, or door, or an opportunity as in 1 Cor.16:9.) at the end of that narrow path; that must be opened to enter into the Kingdom of God, Mt.7:13-14: I refer you to Jn.10:7-18. Has He not shown us the true way in which He lived? He did not lie to us; but in deed and in truth Jesus walked in righteousness in all that He did; are we not to do the same as followers of Him in order to be His Disciples, Jn.8:31-32; 51 & 58 Jesus is the I Am of the Old and the New Testament so I know for a fact Jesus kept all the written word which is and has become the Law of God; Jn.14:23ffs? If not we will not enter into His kingdom; He said we wouldn’t and I for one believe Him! When we grow in grace we grow in the knowledge of Him in us and He equips us for His service; if we allow Him to move in our lives and approach Him with a servant’s attitude! Our ministry that the Lord gave us ought to be more important to us than to abuse His grace; with the lusts of the flesh and revert back to idolatry of the world and serve mammon and carnality again; thinking we cannot sin anymore as some preach because all that we do is covered by His grace; if this were true why did Jesus say if you love Me; Keep My commandants, Jn.14:15; 15:14; We are to love Him and our brethren enough to correct them and bring them back to a right path with our Lord God! Here are a few verses to support this theology: Mt.18:14Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish. 15Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. 16But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. 17And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglects to hear the church, let him be unto thee as a heathen man and a publican. Gal.6:1Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. 2Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Ro.11:14If by any means I may provoke to emulation (show them a right way) them which are my flesh, and might save some of them. 1 Cor.1:21For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God; it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. Jms.1:21Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. Pro.10:12Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins, ffs. 1 Pt.4:1Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; 2That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. 3For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts (According to our own wants and desires according to the flesh!), excess of wine, revellings, banquetings (Today’s gluttony still running rampant in our own ranks of Pentecostals and well as other denominations! For they have made food their idol!), and abominable idolatries (The Love of this world and all that is in it before our God; We will stand at odds with Him, Jms,4:4 being friends with this world is being an enemy with our God! Mt.6:24; Josh.24:15!): 4Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you: 5Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead. 6For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit. 7But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. 8And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. 9Use hospitality one to another without grudging. 10As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 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 Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Have we done all that we can, to stand before our great God?

  In order to stand before our God; we must have been justified before God (appear as not to have any guilt), and to be seen without sin! If we continue to go on about our lives without living directly attached to His every word we will find ourselves to be liars of His truths because in fact we have not shown our- selves to have repented from which we walked prior to salvation! For we have not truly repented and turned and gone in another direction, have we? Ac.2:38Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 39For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the LORD our God shall call. 40And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. How are we to save ourselves from this untoward generation unless we become brand new and go a new and different way; This is truly being Born-Again into a new creature, transformed into His likeness according to His every word, Mt.4:4But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God!

For if you know it to be a sin then it is a sin unto you, Jms.4:17! Even if we know it not to be a sin for us but we have a weaker brother who is not so enlightened; we should not do something in which it causes our weaker brother to stumble in His faith; and cause Him to sin according to His conscience; 1 Cor.8:9But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumbling block to them that are weak. Ro.14:17For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. 18For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men. 19Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another: 22Hast thou faith? Have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth. 23And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin. These things are pertaining to dietary restrictions, as to things offered to idols and such; but the principle is the same as to all our necessities of life; All things are legal to us but we should never be brought under subjection to anything; 1 Cor.6:12All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. 13Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body. That is the whole point about being born-again; not to live after the flesh anymore but after the Holy Spirit; Ro.8:1There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 2For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. 3For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: 4That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 5For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. 6For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 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 (Which is His Word which is His truths by which we are sanctified, Jn.17:17!). Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his (We need not only to be baptized in His Holy Spirit but in the water of remission of sin in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and to have His word instilled in us by the power of His Spirit allowed to work in us by our free will as a sacrifice unto our Lord God, Ro.12:1-2!). 10And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness (In obedience to His will which is His word!). 11But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you, Jn.6:63. 12Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. 13For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. 14For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. So in reality, are we in fact working in the realms of the Spirit or are we still in fact tied and bound to the flesh and the wills of the flesh? Who is in control of our lives; the Holy Spirit of God leading us into all righteousness or are we blinding ourselves to our own beliefs and putting our will before God’s; which in fact becomes disbelief and disillusionment; it boils down to this are we serving ourselves or are we being a servant to God’s Will for us in reaching a lost world, Mt.12:30? And are we working in the realms of the supernatural that in all rights should be our natural state of operations! How many hours a day do we pray to God; are we actively praying and fasting seeking God’s direction in our lives? That is what He gave us His Spirit to do with; Mk.16:15And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. If we live in sin how can we truly be able to convert the sinner who knows he is living in sin, when there is no differences between us and them; there is no reason for him to convert over to a religious system that has no boundaries! We are above the law of the flesh when we abide in His every word for they are His Spirit; Jn.6:63It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. How are we to have eternal life unless we abide in His word? If we don’t, we find ourselves to be only fooling ourselves with fantasies of the doctrines of fools; who are perishing because they live in their truths and not God’s Truths! That is presumptuous sin that cannot be forgiven in this age or the next because you put your will above our God’s own desires for you and you have become self serving, Mk.8:33But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men. 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! You see if we abide not in His every word, we will not be lifted up in the rapture because we sought our own will and not His divine will, for those He has called into His services: Many are called but few will be chosen for this very reason! If we are ashamed to preach this word He will be ashamed of us and we will not abide with Him, Mt.12:30; let alone keep His words of life! Man will find every excuse in the book why he doesn’t have to do something he doesn’t want to do; he will twist every scripture to make it suit his own tastes no matter how far he hast to use it out of its original contextual meanings!

God’s grace was never brought into being but to restore man into a right relationship with God through the plan of salvation which Jesus wrought by the shedding of His blood and the laying down of His life for ours; He was whipped for our transgressions; and not according to Jewish customs either! The Jewish custom was 40 less 1 or 39 stripes but no more, Deu.25:3 the Roman’s cared not for any of the Jewish customs when it came to being scourged or being crucified! God cares not whether we make our own laws; His ways are always supreme over man’s schemes and wisdom everyday!

God’s Grace a Doctrine not just some word to cover the sin of disobedience!

Title

This is best described as a study of

The Mystery:

Of the Doctrine of Grace

By F. W. Krummacher (1796 – 1868)

A German Lutheran Chaplin.

What is the principle thing in Christianity? On what does all finally depend and what is the surest sign of a state of grace? These questions, my brethren, are not difficult to answer. The principal thing, and the surest touchstone of Christianity, is this: that our godliness should shine forth in our life, business, and all our walk and conversation; in our sufferings, in avoiding of evil, in patience, in meekness, in peacefulness, in compassion, in industry, and in a faithful discharge of our daily calling. “Let your light so shine before men,” said the Lord, “That they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” “Not everyone that says unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he that does the will of My Father which is in heaven.” “By their fruit you shall know them.” “Show me your faith by your works,” says James. And Paul says, “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.” “You are,” exclaimed Peter, “a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people, that you should show forth the praises of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”

 

In these, and many other passages of Holy Scripture, all our boasted godliness and fancied merit, are pronounced worthless and hypocritical; yes, even judged and condemned, when they do not so affect our hearts, as to produce a virtuous life, fruitful in good works. “Without holiness,” says God “no man shall see the Lord.” And in the first epistle of John we find, “He that commits sin is of the devil; and whoever is born of God, does not commit sin; for His seed remains in him: and he cannot commit sin, because he is born of God.” “Whoever is born of God, sins not.” This is a remarkable passage; how are we to understand it? Are they who are born again really free from all sin? Need they no longer daily renew the complaints and sighs of a contrite heart, that they have been so remiss in their most sacred obligations; in love to their God, and to their brethren? Does not John himself declare, “If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us”; yes, we make God a liar. How then can we bring these two passages, which seem to contradict each other, into unison? This will not be so difficult, my brethren, if we look more closely at the context. John tells us explicitly why the regenerated do not sin. He says, “He does not commit sin, because His seed (the seed of God, the seed of the new life from God, Christ Jesus, who is the true life) remains in him.

 

Whoever is truly born of God, has obtained another nature, a new life: he has become a new creature in Christ Jesus; he sees sin in its most frightful form, and abhors it as the greatest evil; he hates it as an act of enmity towards God—as the murderer of his Savior, his own life, his salvation. Nothing is so horrible, so odious to him, as sin; he bears in his heart a deep and sincere desire, and an earnest prayer renewed daily and hourly, to be delivered from the bondage of this tyrant, and to serve the Lord in the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. The Savior has enlightened him from pure mercy, so that he has recognized his wretched condition through sin; He has atoned for his sins by the death struggle on the cross; He has forgiven his transgressions, and purified him in His own blood, and made him blessed and holy, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit. This astonishing grace, this unspeakable mercy has eternally estranged him from sin; sin has become detestable to him, it is a crying abomination, a most unnatural ingratitude, and therefore he hates, avoids, flies, and curses sin; and prays, strives, sighs, and uses his utmost endeavors to root it from his heart.

 

But how is this possible? Does not the seed of the serpent yet reign within him? Do not the most beloved children of grace still sigh and groan under the weight of their transgressions? Is not the Christian’s pillow often moistened with the tears of godly sorrow and repentance? Truly it is, but yet even in this distress and lamentation, this strife against sin, and this imploring of the sanctifying power of the blood of Christ, there is proof given, that he who is born again has received a new nature which cannot sin, to which sin is a strange, disgusting, and unfriendly element; and that the old Adam, which exists in sin, has, nevertheless, received a death wound which will by degrees cause his destruction.

 

We ought to try and examine ourselves, sincerely as before the sight of God, whether we know this new life by experience. Many deceive themselves, many pretend to have the seed of God in them, many imagine themselves in a state of grace when it is not so; and the consequence of this will be, that they will turn the grace of God into licentiousness, and still continue to go on in sin. Where grace has really been experienced, it breathes death against the pleasures of sin. We will now consider this so frequent an abuse—not of grace, but of the doctrine of grace.

 

In Your light, oh Lord! Shall we see light? Lift up the light of Your countenance upon us, that we may be healed. Your mercy is great to those that fear You. How unnumbered are the wonders which You do to Your children! Your affections yearn with compassion; You had pity upon the miserable, Oh God! Give us the eye of faith? You gave Your only beloved Son, Your heart’s treasure, to be despised on earth, in the deepest lowliness, in contempt, to bear grief, death, and the curse; You allowed Him to be trodden under the foot of sinners, that Your enemies, Your despisers, might not be lost. Oh Lord! Give us the eye of faith; give us a heart to understand heavenly things; let us but be aware of a part of You, and Your Son our Savior’s overflowing mercy; then shall we forever be removed into Your comfort, and show forth Your praise in time and in eternity. Give us to understand the true nature of sin, so that the name of Jesus may be precious to us above all things. Declare unto us something of the riches of Your compassion, of the stability of Your truth, of the unchangeableness of Your promises, of the all-sufficiency of the holy sacrifice of Golgotha, and especially of our own nothingness and our deep guilt, that it may lead us to depend daily on You, and to look to You for grace, as our only means of existence. Oh, Lord! Guard us from hypocrisy, which is an abomination to You. Let Your grace and truth dwell within us, that we may never, like the foolish virgins, call in vain: “Lord, Lord, open to us!” Grant us a pure, sincere, and upright heart, a spirit free from guile, a single eye! But if we are without the humble, childlike spirit; if, instead of truth itself, we have only the words of truth; and if we have only as yet attained to that degree of knowledge and sense which leaves us unfruitful, slothful, cold, proud, impure, without the daily fervent communion of prayer with You, without chastisement, without desire for sanctification; then remove the scales from our eyes, and break the white sepulcher of our hearts, that from it we may run in terror, and fall in sincere contrition at Your feet to acknowledge from the deepest heartfelt experience, that You are perfect grace and truth. Then shall we, oppressed by hatred of sin, moved by Your unmerited love and faithfulness, animated by Your Spirit, clothed with the garment of Your righteousness, overpowered by Your free grace, “give diligence to make our calling and election sure, for if we do this we shall never fall.” Lord, be merciful to us, and bless Your Word to us! Amen.

 

“What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid! How shall we that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?” Romans6:1, 2.

 

Guided by these words, we will consider the abuse of the doctrine of grace under the three following heads.

1. How is it possible that the abuse of the doctrine of grace is so easy, and therefore so frequent and customary?

2. That it is a crime, and therefore worthy of punishment.

3. How can a man be delivered from that error, and attain the right use of this doctrine?

 

And while this important subject is under our consideration, may our merciful God shed His blessing upon us, and make His truth powerful in our hearts for Christ’s sake.

 

Before, however, we commence a close examination of these three heads. We will make a few remarks upon the subject of grace in general. We are necessitated to do so by the words of our text, which stand in intimate connection with the preceding verses. In the fifth chapter Paul describes the riches of the grace of God in Christ Jesus. The riches of this grace are superabundantly great; so great that none can number them; yes, speech will fail if they are only reflected upon. We, miserable, condemned, cursed, sinners, can and shall be saved in the midst of all our wretchedness. We have deserved that God should take no more heed of us, but leave us to take our course the way of destruction. We have derided and despised His law, His love, His mercy, His truth, His representations, His entreaties, His calls to repentance, His earthly and spiritual blessings. Our conscience bears witness to the truth of this. It is written in burning characters which cannot be quenched, though you were to pour a sea of streams upon them. But, behold, all these sins God will overlook. The Lord of glory appeared to us, clothed in flesh and blood like ours, tangible and audible to our senses, like a human being, but poor; He veiled the rays of His Divine majesty that we might not fear Him and flee from Him; but might draw near to Him with childlike simplicity, as to our equal. Further, He stepped into the gap; He bowed Himself beneath the law, and accomplished it as an obedient servant, for love of us, and in our stead. All He said and did was performed for our benefit, and it all has a meritorious property, and is all-sufficient as an expiation. Finally, He submitted to the torments of hell and condemnation, which we have deserved, and was made a curse instead of us, and died the bitter death of a malefactor. “God made Him to be sin for us who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.”

 

Yes, God offers a complete justification in the Son of His love, to all poor, miserable, condemned sinners. We may thus appear in His presence, not only free from the curse, from punishment and sin, but holy, righteous, guiltless, without blemish, clothed in the beaming, spotless robe of the righteousness of our Surety, in which even the eyes of the Holy God can discern no stain of sin. We may approach the most wretched sinner, and say to him, “There is a Redeemer, a Comforter, a Surety, a Savior for you, who can fill you with the peace of God, who can pour into your breast the most blessed hopes of future glory, who can even in the midst of the valley of tears build you a habitation of peace, against which all the waves, storms, and floods in the world, will spend their strength in vain!

 

When his tears and prayers have been for some time answered, and he can lay hold of Jesus with the hand of faith, then the Savior plucks him as a brand from the burning, and presents him before the presence of His Father as a pardoned child of God, to whom all things have worked together for good. Mark! Not merely for his salvation, but for his good! It is true that we lost much—no all by Adam’s sin. The image of God was destroyed, and we are reduced to so powerless a state, that we cannot stretch forth the withered hand to pluck the fruit from the tree of life. But behold! Listen! Be astonished, and pray! There is a free grace of God, which without any respect of persons, can save to the uttermost, and pardon sins of the deepest dye! We speak to all sinners—to old sinners, to young sinners, to adulterers, thieves, murderers, slanderers, blasphemers, the voluptuary, the deceiver, and the Sabbath breaker—however deformed and soiled by sin, though they may deserve eternal condemnation a thousand fold, we call to you aloud, our heart impressed with the sincerest love for your souls: You may now be delivered from all your guilt, yes even today you may gain justification of life in Jesus Christ.

 

You need bring nothing of your own; you can be cured permanently and gratuitously of all your own sins and misdeeds; Jesus will absolve you from all; and give you forgiveness of sins, a new birth, faith, sanctification, safety and glorification; He will save you, convert, justify, favor, and bless you; yes, He will dwell in you, and walk in you, and you shall be in Him what He was and is, the holy and beloved One of God!

O my brethren, how blessed is the man, who, overcome by this free grace, is removed out of himself and incorporated with Christ. His grace swallows up all our sins, and all our evil, like a fathomless sea; and introduces all the treasures of heavenly glory into our souls. This grace raises us above all cares, and leads us to repose in the depths of the eternal love of God; this grace finishes the work begun in us; and never ceases from correcting, healing, strengthening, and blessing us; it screens, and arms us against all the enemies of our salvation; it helps us to bear our cross; it conducts us through the narrow path of death, to the regions of eternal glory; it constitutes our song of praise throughout eternity.

 

Then what shall I say, my brothers and sisters, but that whoever is born of this blessed mother, to the light of life; whoever has experienced anything of the riches of its tenderness and truth, and has truly been convinced, by the light of God’s Word, of the depth and extent of his wretched condition, must feel that it is impossible to describe the value of this grace. We cannot sufficiently appreciate its unspeakable value; the most ardent songs of praise are but poor and weak in comparison. And yet it is a melancholy truth, which bears fearful testimony to the deep corruption of the human heart that though the prophets and apostles zealously applied themselves to guard this precious doctrine from corruption, yet it was necessary at all times, notwithstanding and it is to the present day, to preach with unabated zeal against its abuse.

 

1. We have already said that this abuse of the doctrine of the free grace of God in Christ Jesus is very easy. Is it truly thus? If I am in danger of sinking in a deep and muddy stream and a compassionate savior throws himself into the water and rescues me at the hazard of his own life; should I forget my preserver and his deed of love, and throw myself afresh into the stream, the depths of which threatened to destroy me? Should I not rather, all my life long, be eager to testify my gratitude to my faithful benefactor? Should I not anxiously avoid the dark stream and its frightful depths, and sincerely hate and abhor it?

 

Oh my brethren, whoever has experienced real grace, who knows grace in its true character, and sees clearly that the Lord might justly have left him to perish, but that He has saved him, out of His free mercy, by the offering up of His own life; and not only that, but has also chosen him from the foundation of the world, looked upon him as a righteous child of God, and made him blessed to all eternity; he ought to dread nothing so much as a continuance in sin, and daily desire nothing more fervently than to be faithful to this Savior until death. But, truly, this experience does not fall to the lot of every man, and hence the abuse of it.

 

Men talk about free grace without having the slightest acquaintance with it from personal experience; instead of living in the element of grace, they have nothing but a mere head knowledge, or a superficial perception of it in their hearts; a complete break with the world, the flesh, and the devil, has not yet taken place; the conscience sleeps the sleep of death, and Christ is regarded as a mere substitute, whom the sinner thinks will make up the deficiency of his own fancied merit. Thus the abuse of this doctrine becomes very easy. When the whole head, the whole heart is filled with false premises, how can we be surprised that they should lead to the most false—no, infamous conclusions? What wonder is it that such a man, who chatters about grace without having become acquainted with it from heartfelt experience, with the tears of repentance, should appropriate the kindness of this Redeemer to himself, in such a manner as to leave his heart and life unchanged.

 

Only imagine to yourself a man who has yet to learn his deeply sinful condition in the sight of God. He hears how Christ has atoned for all; how He has offered a perfect sacrifice for the salvation of sinners, that His blood washes out all sin; that nothing further remains to be completed; that man must be saved by free grace, without the merit of works; he hears, that all which serves to advance a godly life and walk, must be bestowed by the Savior; and that we can do literally nothing without Him. The sinner’s own inability is to him welcome intelligence; it is like an agreeable pillow to repose on. “This,” thinks he “may be turned to some account.” “You have sinned,” says he to himself, “consequently the Savior belongs to you, He has blotted out your sins; His merits, His righteousness, are yours.”

 

He torments himself, and labors to bring his opinions to these truths; he appeals as being entirely orthodox to the promises of the Word of God; he believes himself called to repel all the accusations of the law, and of his own conscience, and allows himself to go on quite smoothly, as though everything were in the best possible condition. He has perhaps wept once over his sins; has accused himself, by a few strong expressions, as a lost sinner; has experienced the insufficiency of his own resolutions, and has deduced from a superficial insight into the demands of the law that he cannot stand before God in his present state.

 

He now places Christ before him, and firmly persuades himself that he belongs to the elect of God, and that none can have anything against him. He troubles not himself as to whether he daily experiences the workings of grace in his heart, whether he is become a new creature, and sin is destroyed within him; he thinks that in his own perception of the doctrine of grace, and in the humble acknowledgments which he makes of his necessity of it, he possesses the fullest security that he belongs to the people of God; and considers—truly in a manner which excites horror when closely viewed—that this and every other declaration of the Bible may be brought forward to justify his apparent Christianity. Yes, he may perhaps be a zealous advocate for free grace; while he himself is still lying under the wrath of God, and has no spark of grace in his heart.

 

Perhaps you think that this abuse of the doctrine of grace is of infrequent occurrence, By no means. Most men are sick with the same disease. Why is it, that you are so quiet, so careless, so happy, so confident, so gay, so merry, while you belong to the children of this world? With which do you comfort yourself? You must die; you are traveling towards eternity! You must appear before the judgment seat of God; you have broken the law of God, and deserved the wrath of the Almighty. This you cannot deny. If your mouth says, No! No! Your heart cries, Yes, Amen, it is true. How can your heart have rest while these truths are existing; while the reproaches of your conscience are loud, and warnings of death, and the judgment to come, fill your breast?

 

“God is gracious,” you say; and with this you try to cover your sins, and to still the goading of your conscience, as well as you can. But, in God’s name how can you believe in the grace of that God whom you despise; whose Word and commandment you reject; and whom you daily and hourly offend by your sins against Him? But you answer, notwithstanding, “God is merciful”; and thus you continue in your sins, in your impenitence, in your enmity against God; you lie and deceive, revel and rage, hate and covet, curse and swear; and spend your day in vain title tattle. Is not this abusing the grace of God? Do we not continually abuse His patience more and more, while we walk along the broad way of destruction as unconverted men?

 

But what shall we say of those who have really an insight into the grace of God, in the Gospel, and yet knowingly and willingly continue in their sins, or even only in one single sin? Have these hypocrites disappeared, or can we speak of such people as monsters, who are not to be met with in our country? Would to God it were so, but sad experience teaches us to the contrary. Even here, among us in this country, where the knowledge of Christianity has the pre-eminence; where it is less subject to reproach than elsewhere; where the name of the Lord Jesus is acknowledged, even in our neighborhood, it is beyond all things necessary to warn you against the abuse of the doctrine of grace.

 

Even here there is a very large number of such, who have certainly the appearance of leading a godly life, while they deny the power of it, and declare by their actions, that though they can talk fluently about free grace they have always resisted its chastisement, which would have subdued their ungodly dispositions. Alas! There are but few who earnestly engage in a determined warfare against sin. Most people content themselves with mere knowledge, thoughts, feelings, acknowledgments, and speeches; while they, more or less, willfully turn the comforting truths of the Gospel into a pillow for their sins to rest upon. Thus the free grace of God is extolled by many who openly continue in their sins; and publicly mark themselves, by their pride or indolence; by their judging arrogance and uncharitable speeches; by their fraud and reveling; by their falsehood, avarice, and other vices, as men who know not the true life in grace.

 

We meet with many people who are zealous defenders of the truth, while in the observance of their domestic and civil duties they come far behind the great mass of the carnally minded and careless children of the world. They are always extolling the Savior, His merits, His free mercy, while they daily make Him the servant of sin. Men are anxious, truly, to be preserved from the curse, from the final punishment of sin; but they submit to the dominion of this or that sin, without any serious combat. And if men are urgently called to combat sin, they call it all legality, while they make the Gospel, in a carnal manner, favor their indolence and impurity, and run the doctrine of grace into an intoxicating draught, against the voice of the law and of their conscience.

 

Alas! The number of those who are true believers, and who in all points grow up to the full measure of the stature of Christ, living in the element of free grace, with the greatest purity, is very small; many, many hearts are filled with the leaven of the Pharisees; and the dangerous disease of the abuse of the doctrine of grace is an epidemic which snatches away numberless victims.

 

2. But this is very melancholy—it cries to heaven, it is beyond all measure lamentable. For what is as criminal as for man to degrade Jesus to the rank of a servant of sin, and His Gospel to be a passport for all immorality, to a resting place for his own indolence? What! Has the Son of God trembled and mourned beneath the weight of your sins? Has He endured the floods of torment, and the pains of hell? Has He, forsaken by God, hung upon the cross, and breathed out His precious life there, in order that you might in carnal indolence serve dead idols? Behold, the Eternal God opens His whole heart to you; He follows you, in all your goings; He blesses and delights you in a thousand different ways; He sets before you the most splendid offers for the redemption of your soul; He sends His Divine grace to meet you; and is ready, like a tender mother, to take care of you, to refresh you; and yet you continue with your dead heart to praise his love with your mouth, yet turning this same love into a cloak for your wickedness.

 

What are these sins which you commit? Are they not, as it were so many blows from your hand, directed against the infinite love of God? Are they not like the traitor kiss of Judas, worthy of the deepest abhorrence? You say, “God has chosen me, saved me, regenerated me; He has snatched me as a brand from the burning; He has forgiven me my sins; He has received me among the number of His elect, and has embraced me with His free grace.”

 

If God has done all this for you, how can you endure the thought of daily crucifying your merciful Redeemer afresh, and causing him to mourn? Talk not of your awakening, talk not of the grace of God; you have as yet never known the hellish nature of sin, nor have you experienced the true meaning of pardon. If the Lord has chosen, saved, favored, and blessed you, should you not in deep humility bow yourself to the dust? Your heartfelt love for God, who has thus loved you, should daily incite you to gratitude: “For to this end has God chosen us,” says Paul, “that we should be holy and unblameable before Him in love.” If you can so far abuse the Gospel of the grace of God, as to bear to continue even in one single sin, without contrition, striving, and fighting against it, and without the most earnest wish to subdue it; you are a dreadful hypocrite, and your sins are by far more hateful and abominable than the sins of those who do not possess your knowledge.

 

If, however, the abuse of the doctrine of grace is such a horrible and crying sin, such an unnatural wickedness, its punishment will likewise be fearful. We see a proof of this in Judas Iscariot, the traitor. This ungodly wretch imagined that he was in the favor of Jesus, and belonged to the number of His elect; but he deceived himself, it was not so. He was in secret alliance with sin. He was devoted to avarice; and he coveted, and stole, under the very eyes of Him whose disciple he pretended to be. He even journeyed about with the other Apostles; preached the name of Jesus; and who knows but that he was not more conversant with the doctrines of the Gospel than the rest of the Apostles put together?

 

But what did it avail him? Discord gnawed at his vitals; an evil conscience tormented him as often as he came under his Master’s eye; a warning from the lips of his Lord sounded in his ear, as the thunder of the judgment; until at last the flames of despair; which consumed his vitals, burst forth—until he, finally, in the grasp of this despair, put an end to himself with horror and dread.

 

Yes, if you apprehend the doctrine of grace, only carnally; if you leave it as a useless treasure of knowledge, to dwell only in the head, instead of within the heart; if you lend but a finger to Satan, while you pretend to be giving your whole hand to Jesus, and are knowingly and willfully under the dominion of the least appearance of sin; then you are on the direct road which Judas took to eternal damnation. The abuse of this doctrine is the most dreadful ingratitude, the most fearful mockery of the living God, which men can commit—the most hateful insult which we can show to the Lord. What wonder is it that the Lord, who will not be mocked, threatens it with the most dreadful punishments?

 

*3. Yes! Our compassionate God guards and warns us, that we may not in future receive our portion with the hypocrites. He assists us in His mercy, which we may be secured from the abuse of His grace, and may attain to the right and proper use of it. How does this appear? How are we to attain to it? We will shortly, in the last place, consider this. We have seen already how this abominable sin is very easy to commit; how common it is; and how criminal, and therefore how worthy of punishment. If you have attentively and considerately followed what has been hitherto said, you will have remarked, that we spoke not so much of the abuse of grace itself, as of the abuse of the doctrine of grace. There is a wide difference between the two.

 

The doctrine of grace may be viewed in a false, sinful light, and looked at only on one side, so as to have no influence—at least, no deep, essential influence—upon the reason and actions of the man. But is this possible with grace itself? “God forbid,” says Paul, “that we who are dead to sin should live any longer therein!” True grace contains a death blow to all sin, and a powerful incitement to all goodness. Whoever has truly found grace in the eyes of the Lord, has seen sin in all its most hateful forms, and knows its curse, its deserving of condemnation, and has engaged in warm combat against it; bearing a bitter hatred towards it in his heart, and not even having any inward desire in his soul but this, to consecrate his whole heart, his whole life to the Lord, who has in so unmerited a manner saved him, and drawn him to Himself.

 

But whoever can grieve this Eternal Comforter, by even one single sin; whoever can reconcile his heart to take pleasure in any sinful deed or desire, has placed a phantom, an airy conception of his brain, in the stead of real grace; and does not belong to those who have experienced the grace of God, and are become partakers of it. If you wish then to be freed from the abuse of grace, and to attain to the right use of it, behold I can give you no other advice than this: Learn to know the grace of God by experience. In grace alone, where it is in truth experienced lays all saving power. Learn to see what you are in the sight of God; what you deserve according to His law; learn to know, how it is only through His free mercy that your salvation can be affected; and that He has affected it. You must descend from the proud height of your imagined righteousness, until you know yourself, as Paul did, to be the chief of sinners, who has deserved everlasting wrath, curse, damnation, and hell; but who is not worthy of the least benefit from God.

 

When you have learned this in deep humility, then the grace of God will become great and precious to you; then you will perceive what a hateful hellish monster all sin, and every sin, is; then it will be your chief desire daily and hourly to destroy all and each sin; yes, then will your heart lay hold of the free grace of God, so that in the deepest heartfelt humility, love, and thankfulness, you will offer yourself as a living sacrifice for the great love with which the Lord has loved you, and will ever love you.

 

Means of grace are not lacking to us. If it is the real intention of your heart—and not only of your lips—to attain to grace; if the Spirit of God has kindled a longing after God in you, then you will faithfully employ the Word of God, prayer, and the holy sacraments; and avoid all occasions of sin, and frivolous, vain, worldly society; and strive with all your efforts, and all the powers at your command, to attain the goal—the everlasting blessedness of your soul. Thus we return anew to begging and entreating you, and admonishing you in Christ’s stead: “be reconciled to God.” No longer reject the saving hand of your Surety; fall at His feet, and become His blessed heritage. With all the riches of His house, with all the precious blood-bought treasures of His kingdom, with all His most holy merits, with his spotless righteousness, with endless peace, with joy which infinitely outweighs all earthly pleasures, the Everlasting Comforter appears before your soul to crown it with grace and mercy. Oh, receive the presents of this bountiful Lord. Draw Him towards yourself with all the treasures of His grace, and He will establish, strengthen, and settle you in the blessed experience, that His grace shall never depart from you, or the covenant of His peace fail.

God’s Will and His Grace go hand in hand according to His will not yours:

He has poured out His Grace on all flesh with the opportunity to come and repent of sins and be born-again of His Holy Spirit and to be sanctified in His Glorious name in order for us to be called the children of God; who have been buried with Him in His name in water and of the Spiritual baptism; this is true justification which enables us to be redeemed and to raise up to meet Him in the air when He comes for His church who has made herself ready, who is without spot, and without wrinkle who is blameless! Now have you done all to stand before the Almighty God in the Day of His coming?

Hag.1:5Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts: Consider your ways.

In Conclusion part two: Presumptuous Sin

When you sin presumptuously; you are in fact telling God you don’t care what He said; it’s going to be your way and if He doesn’t like it tuff; your calling out or choosing to appear to fight with God, He that the universe has to obey by His mere voice being spoken to it, and you are telling Him you’re more powerful than He is. Are you self existent? Can you bring life back into your own self? Answer the questions God gave to Job! Can you bring dirt into a form and breathe life into it and make it a living soul and give it a spirit (life), which must come back to you, Ecc.12:7? Can you speak into existence the beginning from the end? The answer is no to all these questions and infinite more just like it! So you tell the Lord, why you didn’t do as instructed in His Holy Manual of Safety Instructions & Operations for Eternal Life; called the Holy Bible, Jn.15:20Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; *if*they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. Jn.14:15If ye love me, keep my commandments. Jesus is commanding us all; to take heed and follow Him in word and deed, Col.3:17! Or die the death of all non believers in the death of fire where the worm dieth not and you are the fuel for the fire forever burning; where the fire quencheth not, Eze.21:31-32 & 22:30-31! Hag.1:7Thus saith the LORD of hosts: Consider your ways!

When you sin a presumptuous sin you are telling God and all mankind alike that your will is more important than God’s Will and His Word for His creatures He created; how presumptuous is that? This did not work in the Old Testament and it won’t work for us today either, because God changes not and He is not one to repent from His principles for His servants either, Num.23:19; 1 Sam.15:29; Mal.3:6; Jms.1:16-17; Num.11:23; 1 Kgs.8:56-58, Mt.24:35; Tit.1:2; Heb.6:18; 13:8; just to name a few of the scriptures and all of Job is a directive to trust in God’s word no matter what we are going through; for He can create what the world and Satan destroys and give it over into a more abundance than you had previously, or He can allow you to be drug to the pits of Hell screaming in error and horror all the way; and there will be gnashing of teeth; I guarantee it! I asked the Lord for more compassion, so what He did was to show me Hell and the torments of the times of Jacob’s troubles which are not fit for mankind, let alone a saint of God, but for those who are to be redeemed by being decapitated and the mutilation of their bodies in the last days! Everyone is going to face judgment here and now or later which is not going to be a choice I would care to make!

New or Old Testament it doesn’t matter which; we have only one option to us who live on this planet that was created by someone greater than ourselves; we must obey His living words or trust in our understanding and die the death of all unbelievers! Jesus didn’t come to play games but to show us a way where we had none before; and we have none yet unless we do as He directed us to do as a faithful child of God, who is directed by His Word! Therefore we need to read it and clearly understand all of its meanings; not just the easy ones! Hint if you clearly understand the easy ones and do them; He will make a way for you to get the hard ones too, 2 Pt.3:1-*13-18*; Mt.6:33; 7:7-8; Jms.1:5 & 5:19-20; etc! As children of God we need to use the Bible as our source for; references, resources, and requirements, Jn.14:15; 1 Sam.15:22-23 & 29! Jesus said if we Love Him we need to keep His Commandments, which are His words of instruction to us! His sayings, His statutes, His judgments, and His precepts, His lines upon lines, here a little, there a little, Is.28:9-13 don’t be as the ones in verse thirteen, who fall backwards back into the world, but be of those overcomers (Rev. Chapters, 2 & 3) who prosper by using his word to live life to its fullest. All scripture is given for our admonition (warnings, learning, and comprehension for wisdom and understanding), 2 Tm.3:12Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. 13But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. 14But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; 15And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 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. As being servants of God we have our job description right here that we be thoroughly furnished, perfectly equipped unto all good works! We must be about His business when He returns, Lk.2:49; or face the retribution that comes to all those unfaithful servants who went about their business instead of their masters: Mt.24:45-51; 50The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, 51And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Jesus gave us lessons to learn in Mt.25:1-46 for our benefit so we would be as the wise and not as the foolish!

God gives us His Holy Scriptures to use for our instructions: for us to use not just to talk about and do something contrary to His word; just because we don’t like what He said! If you truly love someone, you do everything you can to please them (like a child), many times we do things to please someone even when it goes against our own nature, just to try and make them pleased with us (As Husbands and Wives do for each other, not as Adam and Eve of course! So do the children of God to please Him! Mt.18:1-35): How much more should we do for our Lord and Master? Like so many people in this world, people do these nice things just for what that person can do for them; kind of like what Peter was talking about, when he said master we have left all to follow you what will we get in return; Mt.19:27Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore? 28And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life. 30But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first. Rewards are nice but maybe we ought to be just wanting to please our Lord and master because we will be in His house and be loyal servants, without any privileges, just being able to be in His house is reward enough, as this lesson was teaching: 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. You see we are to be servants the last will be first and the first will be last; those who humbly serve Him today out of the limelight, who are just faithful servants working in the fields of labor out of the limelight of man’s glories in himself and what he has done for the Lord, Mt.7:21-23; These humble servants who work in secret, or as prayer warriors interceding for others; will be rewarded in heaven in public to sit at the Lord’s table and He Himself will serve you, and sit you at the highest seat at His tables; you will then be the guest of honor, *If* you are found working in His fields of labor, ready to open the door unto the Lord when He returns no matter what hour of the day or night, Lk.12:34-37! Mt.6:4That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly. Simple little verse which carries very great principles, which hardly anyone notices: but He sees all things and looks to the very heart of the matter, to what our motives are! Are we doing this to win admiration from our Lord and His favours or are we just doing what a humble servant would be doing everyday for His master just so His master would be pleased and thankful that He had such a kind servant who did things without being told, just to see His smile, as the Roman Centurion that came seeking Jesus’ help to save his servant who pleased him, Mt.8:5-13! Just for His love and affection: let the others have the rewards; I want His love and admiration for doing a job well done as His faithful servant!

You see this is what Adam did, he took his eyes off the Lord and His commandment for him to obey, and started wanting to please Eve and her ways of doing things in the garden, like eating forbidden fruits! This dilemma has gone on for six ages and is about to wrap up into the rapture of His church; who has made herself ready for Him and then the final Millennium and the final judgment of all the fallen angels and all the reprobates who followed their callings instead of His! The sin of disobedience is a long line which stretches from Adam’s generation clear to John the Baptist’s; after this the Age of God’s Grace began and the same sin continues on still; Nevertheless, the age of Salvation to those who choose to be wise and Heed the Words of our Lord and Master Jesus Christ; who have like Paul said to the Corinthian’s a more excellent way, 1 Cor.12:31But covet earnestly the best gifts (Of God’s grace): and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way: Which is founded on the very next chapter, Chapter thirteen so founded on Love of God and the Brethren of all the world not just your family, friends, and church but the whole human race is our brethren which needs our love; just as Jesus instructed us, Mt.5:43-48: Love of all people is a Bible study in and of itself, just as when you invite a guest to a party or dinner; go get someone you know who can never repay you; for this is pleasing in the eyes of the Almighty:

The cost of Discipleship

Luke 14

1And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the Sabbath day, that they watched him. 2And, behold, there was a certain man before him which had the dropsy. 3And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day? 4And they held their peace. And he took him, and healed him, and let him go; 5And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the sabbath day? 6And they could not answer him again to these things. 7And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms (or seats); saying unto them. 8When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room (seat); lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him; 9And he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room (place). 10But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee. 11For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. 12Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee. 13But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: 14And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just. 15And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God. 16Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: 17And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. 18And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. 19And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. 20And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. 21So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. 22And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. 23And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. 24For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper. 25And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them, 26If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. 27And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. 28For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? (We see here that there is definitely a cost of discipleship and a great decision must be made in order to say in fact that I am Christ’s disciple and servant!) 29Lest  haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, 30Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish; (So are all those who come to Jesus and then cannot separate from the world, (Ac.2:40; 2 Cor.6:17-18) and fully repent and go another way, (Col.3:17) which is to follow Jesus in word and deed, Is.28:13 and the five virgins who let their oil run out, Mt.25:1-12.). 31Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? 32Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace. 33So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple. 34Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned? 35It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. So are you going to be the salt of the earth or are you going to be washed away into nothing! You see salt is not even good for landfill; it cannot be compacted into a substance worthy to be built upon, for it dissolves in water into many single ions that only the Lord could find each and every one and bring them back together (Lk.12:4-5) to get dried out, forever in the fire which is never quenched!

The sin of Disobedience has been carried on in ever age, generation after generation; including this age which is about to be judged! For example we see Saul of the Tribe of Benjamin, who was the son of Kish, the first king of Israel. Saul allowed his men to fly upon the spoils of war that had been taken from the Amalekites after acting as a High Priest and offered a sacrifice unto the Lord which was the Levites job, who was Samuel, all trying to do things man’s ways and not in the Lord’s correct operations; according to divine intercessions between God and man which at this time was Samuel the Lord’s Prophet! 1 Sam.13:13-14 & again in 1 Sam.15:1-9 then God rejects Saul for not obeying God’s every word; God is not a man that can be trifled with about words! Or the meanings of words: We are to obey God, just as any good and faithful servant would! Jesus has given us Parables about servants of the Lord. Starting at Mt.24:45-51 & Lk.12:42-46 & [Ac.20:28]; refer to Rev.16:15; see Mt.25:21, and 23 & Lk.22:29; 2 Pt.3:4-9; Mt.24:50 see Mk.13:32; see Mt.8:12; 25:30; as we have seen in scripture there will be those cut asunder (cut in two pieces, one sent to outer darkness and the other sent to Hell, for God can divide the body, the soul, and the Spirit from each other! 1 Thes.5:23.) as seen in Jn.15:1-17 for there is no greater commandments than to love the Lord thy God with all thy might and to keep His words in our hearts; on and before our minds continuously, and to pass them to our children and train them up as they should go; being admonished by God’s every word and the 2nd commandment is liken unto the first; and when it is kept, it is the fulfillment of all the Law and that is to lay down your life for your brethren as faithful servants leading them into all righteousness, which is the fulfillment of His every word in obedience! To Love God and our Brethren and the entire world before our own selves, a true Christian should never have an enemy, for God causes the rain to fall on the just and the unjust, He alone is Judge and Jury (Mt.5:44-48), this is the fulfillment of all the Law, Pr.10:12; 1 Cor.13:4-7 & 13; Mt.22:38-40; Mk.12:28-34; Ro.12:19-21; 13:8-10; Gal.5:14ffs; 4:19; till Christ be formed in you! We have but one who will be judge and jury to the world; who are we to judge another man’s servant; for God is able to make him stand in due time? For vengeance belongeth to Me thus saith the Lord, Ro.12:17-21. We are not to judge less we be judged, Mt.7: We will be met out with the same mercy we have dealt out unto others as well, Jms.2:12-13!

We must learn the Doctrine and Theology of God’s Philosophies & Psychologies: His ways; for His ways are to be our ways, just as He told Abraham to walk before Him and be ye perfect, Gen.17:1; as well as Jesus Mt.5:48; Jesus did not come to destroy the law or the prophets (testimonies or scriptures given to men of old as they were moved under His Spirits leadings, 1 Pt.1:11; 2 Pt.1:21; Rev.19:10 for Jesus is the Spirit of prophecy which is a testimony or prophecy of the Lord’s will which is His word and our scriptures, Jn.1:1-14!) but to fulfill all scripture so must we as He showed us by example, Jn.14:6! The prophets were men, God had put His word in them, God had told them what they should say; which in fact become our scriptures; God’s irrefutable and inerrant words for us to use; in so much as God cannot lie, Tit.1:2; Num.23:19; also Heb.6:18. God the Holy Spirit made flesh; the begotten God according to the Greek manuscripts in Jn.1:18 the very spoken word of God which is spirit as Jesus said in Jn.6:63, when you have seen Jesus you have seen the Father and hence forth ye know Him and have seen Him, Jn.12:45; and 10:30; as well as Jn.14:7-9; Philip, questioned Jesus in verse 8 and said, “Lord show us the Father and it will be sufficient” to them; and Jesus gave him the response in verse 9; Jesus said have I been so long with you Phillip and you have not known Me, Phillip? He that hath seen Me has seen the Father: and how sayest you then, show us the Father?! Just as Jesus had shown all along before this; I and My Father are One, Jn.10:30! Also in these verses; Jn.12:45; 20:28; for we are complete in Jesus and in need of nothing else but Jesus according to Col.2:6As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: 7Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. 8Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. 9For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 10And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: 11In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: 12Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. 13And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; 14Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; 15And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

Jesus has called us into His ministry of reconciliation as seen in 2 Cor.5:14For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: 15And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. 16Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. 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, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. 20Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. 21For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. (Hag.1:5 & vs.7) We are to be the righteousness of God in Jesus Christ! This is to be before the Lord totally perfect, when we stand before Him after we have repented, turned away from the flesh and carnality of this world; by adhering to God’s every word just as Israel’s King David said in 2 Sam.22:33God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect. When talking about perfection look to these verses, Heb.13:21; Ps.101:2ff, We must be perfect in Jesus’ eyes not the world’s idea of perfect but Jesus’ according to His word; I behave myself wisely in a perfect way; (because the Spirit of God comes in our hearts, and our minds, and puts in us His perfect power, and His perfect ways, His perfect word is then written upon our hearts, minds, souls as His word says it will be: Jer.31:31-34), part B of Ps.101:2; O when wilt you come unto me? Speaking of the Holy Spirit the Lord’s very own presence living in man had not come on men back then but for a short amount of time so they could accomplish a task; very few men were endowed with the Spirit of God from birth in the Old Testament. He came on them from time to time to give them divine instructions or to judge Israel and to accomplish great feats of strength as in Samson for example, but in the latter times as prophesied by Joel, God will pour out His Spirit on all flesh in the latter day rain, as we saw start up again in the 1900’s to today, as prophesied by Joel in 2:28 & Jer.31:31-34, this truly is the age of His grace, His blessings to whosoever will receive it in faith believing it is for him today as well as back then in the first century church in Jerusalem; which spread all around the world, and is still being poured out! Joe.2:28 and Act.2:1-4; 2:39, shows us God’s will in action; for this is the birth of the age of all grace indwelling in all flesh who is truly the one faith Paul talked about in Eph.4:5; who will receive it, those of the bride the church of Jesus Christ; who has made herself ready, without spot, and wrinkle, acceptable to the groom Jesus Christ: Who have not grown cold or even lukewarm and they will present themselves to the Lord Jesus as a chase bride; perfect in all her ways; who are ministers of fire, Heb.1:7 from, Ps.104:4! By keeping her-self only unto her husband’s every word; just to please Him as being a dutiful wife should! Perfect means to be without any fault to be blameless and we can only obtain that kind of perfection by answering to God’s call of obedience! Our position as a child of God is conditional, just as the prodigal son who repented of his evil ways of the flesh and carnality of the world; when he spent his inheritance in the lusts of this world’s lifestyles! God gives us what we need to sustain ourselves. It is up to us to make sure we don’t hoard God’s entire blessing only on our own lives, we must share what He gives us; for it is better to give than to receive!

Just as we take care of our children we should also take care of our family’s older children of God as well; for he who takes not care of his own is less than an infidel, 1 Tm.5:8. We must walk before our God as the Apostles have taught us as we seen in Jms.1:25But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. 26If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain. 27Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

We must not forget to keep ourselves busy about our Father’s business in word and indeed; we must be able to show ourselves approved; just as Jesus did when He was just 12 years old, Lk.2:49And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me: Wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business? This is fulfilling Col.3:17And 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. Bottom line is this: Phil.2:10 & 12Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. We must all stand before Jesus who hung on the cross for each and every one of us! So that we might be redeemed from our filth of sin! How can we stand before Him who gave His life’s blood, spirit and His very soul that was laid before the wrath of God, His back laid open as if He has slid down the side of a cliff which was covered with barbed wire and glass imbedded in the side of it; just for your sins! God poured out His blood for our sins, Ac.20:28. The sins of His Church; the bride who became His own on the day of Pentecost! When He poured out His Spirit on all flesh; to whosoever will receive it. It’s free, its ours to whosoever will diligently search and seek Him with exactly what He gave to us, 2 Chr.15:2; Heb.11:6; Jm.4:8ff: He gave to us all that was in His being, that He had for us, it was His undying love for us! How much more should we give to Him in return also; in that all we have must be given unto Him as well just as He did for us! Just as Jesus surrendered to His Father’s will (Which is every word of the Old Testament!) so must we all, it is required of all of us who are called by His name as well, Lk.6:46! Jesus said I always do that which pleases the Father; This is why the Father loves Him because our flesh must submit to the Holy Spirit just like the Apostle Paul wrote in Ro.8:1-39 & 12:1-21; if we obey the Lord and His word no one will be able to separate us from the love of God; but us in our own disobediences!

All it takes is one act of presumptuous disobedience to lose your place of perfection; does it not? The reason Mt. chap. 25 is in the Holy Bible and such chaps. like it; are for all of you once saved always saved, just as well as Mt.7:12-29 our salvation comes by one thing our obedience to His every word, Mt.12:30, out of love for Him!  His mercy is what we should be asking for: When we sin we allow Satan to gain a foothold in our lives! Satan our adversary says what about this and what about that! Satan doesn’t need to read your mind, he has all the evidences he needs by your sinful actions in the way you walk in this life to bring accusations against you; by your fruits you shall know them, Mt.7:15-23ffs! Like I have always said; our walk before the Lord is our worship to Him; just as in Col.3:17 and everything we say and do is how we represent our God in our lives and it had better be in Spirit and in Truth, Lev.26:12; Eze.37:27; Jn.4:24; Ac.2:40; 2 Cor.6:16-18; search out the word Holiness; it means to be separated from the world, consecrated to God, for God’s use! Everything we say and do is a reflection of God in us to the whole world around us for all to see, Mt.5:14-16! Are we about our Heavenly Father’s business or not?! Jn.4:34Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. 35Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. 36And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together. 37And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth. 38I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours (The labors of all the prophets who have written these words of salvation, which are in the Old Testament as well as the New, Jn.5:39-40ffs!). We are to be the feet of Jesus, some are to be the legs that support the body, some are the body which makes sure the body has sufficient, funds, food, equipment, and necessary necessities to function properly; we need someone at the head; an apostle who has direct communication with the Lord and knows His will for us according to Jesus’ Truths for only Jesus is the head of His Church! Then the prophets who have the word of God spoken to him from the Lord’s own Holy Spirit, pointing the way in which our Lord wants us to go or to admonish us and bring us back into His unity according to the Lord’s own scriptures; for they will always agree with what has been written; in this way we know who is not the prophet of God; for that prophets walk will line up with all of God’s scriptures or he is a false prophet and apostle as those in Ephesus that Jesus was talking about in the book of Revelation chapter 2:2. But they even had something the Lord found against them in that they had left their first works: What was the first thing Jesus told us to do when we were to be saved? He said to Repent for the kingdom of God is at hand, Mt.4:17; we must never return to the ways of the world from which we left, walk not by the flesh but by the Holy Spirit; for those in the flesh cannot please God and will perish, Ro.8:1-9! The body of the church is more than just the fivefold ministry; it takes all the members to make a church of God; fitted and tightly joined together as one building to be of one spirit, 1 Cor.1:10; Eph.4:4-5; tied to the rock which is our foundation, which Jesus Christ and Him crucified (1 Cor.2:1-13) for the transgressions of the world, 1 Cor.3:1-23; Gal.1:8-9! A church of God takes all its members working in unison as one body; for each of us have everyone a special gift from God to strengthen his body as a whole, not one handicapped but all perfectly fit together as one perfect beautiful body of Jesus Christ’s bride, a chase virgin set out by herself just for Him alone!

We need to evangelize and reach a lost world with the word of God, then comes the shepherd who will lead the sheep to calm waters, and feed the flock pure scriptures of green grass in good pastures of Righteousness and Holiness; void of lions, bears, and wolves of the carnal world, 1 Jn.5:19! Next we need qualified teachers, teaching all levels of maturity in the congregation, 2 Pt.3:18; those who can rightly divide the word and translate the word of God in a right manner, 2 Tm.2:15-26, so that we all can pick up our brethren who has stumbled and fallen off the righteous path and bring them back into the fold of the flock, Jms.5:19-20, who is protected by the shepherd; Jesus is our shepherd and our Bishop, 1 Pt.2:25! This is our job of reconciliation, 2 Cor.5:19-21!

Just as Jesus who is our God who changes not, Mal.3:6; Ro.11:29; Heb.13:8; and Jms.1:16-17 and we are to be Christ Jesus’ first fruits; and if we die doing His word, Mk.8:35-38, then our seed is planted in all who see the work we do for God’s kingdom, Rev.22:12-13. God’s word and blessings are without repentances, Ro.11:29; to those who love God as a child, Mt.18:1-5. For God looks after His children who love Him with all their hearts, mind, spirit, soul, and strength: You see it takes every fiber of our being, to be directed by our own eternal will; to be all that God wants us to be in the power of the Holy Spirit in us leading us into all truths! It is not enough for us to do everything we want to do; it takes praying and fasting, putting down this flesh and putting our bodies under subjection; to submit to His will, Mt.12:46-50, that He has laid out for us to do! We need to seek His divine will and guidance for those He wants us to reach! Here’s a hint if anyone is in front of you, God put them there for you to testify to, Ac.19:1-7 use this method it works! Or just ask them; “Have you done all that you can possibly do; in order to stand before God Almighty in His presence and not perish in Hell?” If the answer is no then you need to pray back through and repent for leaving your first love, Rv.2:4-5! If one has never repented or never repented correctly, they need to seek after the salvation that comes only by the Apostolic method for only they had the keys to heaven, Mt.16:19; Ac.2:38-40; Ac.4:12 and Ac.19:1-7 for this is Jesus’ orders that we should follow Him and His Apostles, Jn.15:20, because only Jesus can Ordain His Ministers, Jn.15:16!

Each and every one of us knows enough people who are in the world; who have lost their direction in their lives! Each and every one of us could build a church and be a pastor of a very effective local assembly of 50 -100 souls just in our daily walk of life; our families, people we work with, people who supply things to us, as in every checkout person who checks our groceries out in every store we go to or people who supply our insurance, friends, neighbors, and the community around us in a one block radius around our homes; We need to keep expanding and all whom we reach do the same! This is that story Christ told about the mustard seed; when planted it grows to be the largest of the herbs; which is the idea of the church of God growing so large that the birds of the air will come and build their homes and nurture their families in the branches of the tree which is His Church who live in the word of God! You see we can have two different types of birds living in the branches of His tree; one type of bird is the bird of truth, righteousness, holiness, the three fold cord kind of love bird! The others are these kinds, the birds of the world, who come into the same tree who bring in lies, unethical standards, or immoralities, and just vain deceitful birds of hate and untruths, because they are Satan’s birds of prey seeking to devour any and all helpless birds who have lost their way, a naturally hateful bird! These are the wheat and the tares which reside in every church, many are called and few will be chosen! This was the story of the Parables of Mt.13:1-58 in which we see the Church of God in Jesus Christ functioning today! So we must still beware of who we sit next to and who we worship with! Are we worshipping next to the wheat or the tare? One is for the burn pile and the other is seeds of life as we give food to the hungry world that need God’s words, His seeds which grow up into the tree of life, to one who is dying and doesn’t even know it! This is being in the true vine which is Jesus Christ as He spoke to the disciples; that is who we are to grown up to be, true disciples of Jesus Christ and stewards of His truths, Jn.8:31-32 & 51; 14:16-18; Jn.15:1-12! We are to Love one another and grown up with the vine bringing us nourishment which is the Holy Spirit; then we can provide precious fruit worthy of the master’s vine!

If we produce no fruit, we will be cut back (chastised by God; He is trying to get our attention! To return to Him who is the sap of the true vine which causes the vine to grow; without His sap the Holy Spirit we cannot produce fruit for him unless we abide in Him!).

If you are going through life and have all you need, and you’re all right with all that is going on in your life; which is going on around you, and you’re fine with it; Then Satan has you right where he wants you! You’re not producing fruit for God so you are no threat to Satan; are you, Mt.12:30; Mk.8:38; 1 Cor.16:22?! If you are living like this and you’re not being chastised by God then He has already given you over to a reprobate mind and given you strong delusions and as the author of Hebrews now calls you a bastard not knowing God as your Father and His wrath to guide you back into His ways; He has given you over to the world and its ways and your own devices, Jms.4:4; 1 Jn.2:15-17; 1 Jn.5:19! These are the braches that are finally cut off from the vine, left to their own, which dry up not being fed the right nourishment, that end up good for nothing but the burn pile, Jn.15:6! So God’s bottom line is this; are we going to be productive fruit bearers or are we going to be thrown in the burn pile? Hag.1:5Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts: Consider your ways. Hag.1:7Thus saith the LORD of hosts: Consider your ways. Eze.22:30And I (Jesus) sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge (be a wall of defense against Satan and the ways of the world and to bring them who are in the world back inside the walls of the strong tower! This man, any man, who knows the will of God and has discerned a right spirit about him and in him, will lead his brethren back to the right ways of the Lord! This is standing in the gap as James told us in Chapter 5:19Brethren, if any of you do err (means wonder for the truth of God’s divine word and sacred words which in fact is His Will, Mt.12:30-32 & 44-50; look them up on your own I’m trying to close here or I’ll end up preaching till the Sunday before the Lord comes for His bride; Oh I feel another sermon coming on already!), A man who stands in the gap is this one right here; One who goes and returns a wayward brother from the error of his ways; who has wondered off the narrow path, Mt.7:13-14 because they failed to do what was required in verse 12 in view of Mt.7:12-14! 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. (Not only for him who has been redeemed but also for you as well that are the unknown sins!) This is what is meant by standing in the gap; Eze.22: and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: (This is what Moses did so the children of Israel would not be totally destroyed before the angry God: The Lord told Moses to get away from them; for He was going to destroy them and make a new covenant children out of the loins of Moses’ seed in Ex.32:1-11; But Moses stood in the gap! When God our Lord Jesus comes again and finds not one person to stand in the gap; then He will come and bring fire by the word that proceedeth out of His mouth and consume all who stand in opposition to Him and His Truths, Lk.6:46; 18:8! Mt.24:14; Jn.8:51; When this gospel is preached in all nations, Mt.24:14 which is any day now; then He will return: for a people who are walking as He walked and talking as He talked and living as He lived; being a humble servant to all His brethren and to the whole world, that are in His creation who have chosen Jesus, for their only love! Those who I just have finished talking about are those who stand in the gap! Not these Ezekiel was talking about: Let us look to the conclusion of the Matter! When the Lord found none, no not one to stand in the gap: As we shall soon see; because there is going to be a rapture of all the true Saints of God who are Spotless, they love their brethren with a true heart of love and with the same Spirit that Jesus has, a Spirit of Zeal for the lost; Which is the true Spirit of the Holy Ghost and with Fire talked about by John the Baptist, Mt.3:11 & Lk.3:16; for the things of God! His true Saints who have not grown cold or even lukewarm; because if we lose this Holy Ghost zeal or fire we will be cast into the fire of the eternal Hell, that Ezekiel talked about in Ezek.22:31Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them (Who despise His Will, which is His word!); I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath (Just as St. Peter told us in 2 Pt.3:8-18, and to be found without spot, and blameless. Comes back to Mt.5:48 from Gen.17:1; Heb.13:8; Mt.24:35; His word will not come back void from which it is sent out to do; for it has been spoken and will be accomplished at the proper time which it was sent to do; in today’s timeline we are living in!):  Ezek.22:31, their own way have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord GOD. This means God is going to let us destroy our own selves with all the evil that this naturally evil man can accomplish on each other; until they literally consume each and every one of themselves by their own evil, Esther.7:10; Ps.7:15; 35:8; 64:8-9; 141:10; Pr.26:27; 28:10; Ecc.10:8 etc: A nuclear fire followed by a nuclear Ice age where even the atmosphere will not exist and the world as we know it will be cast out into eternal outer darkness where there will be gnashing of teeth in the bosom of earth’s pits and rooms of Hell forever being fuel for the fire that is never quenched because you are the fuel for the fire where the worm dieth not and you are never fully consumed; you keep regenerating forever over and over again; for as soon as you are consumed and wasted you regenerate back into the same hideousness and wickedness that you have always been in the eyes of the Lord’s perfect vision: Which sees clear to your heart, and knows all your ways! Thus saith the Lord in His perfect hate for sin: Sin and God our Lord Jesus will never co-exist together forever! God is about to make final cleansing and only those who have overcome this world and even their own flesh; who can truly find themselves approved in the eyes of our perfect God and Lord Jesus Christ who always did the will of the Father, the Holy Spirit indwelling in Jesus showing Jesus all that the Father did; so Jesus could do it and show us exactly what we must be doing in His place! Or be likened unto those who listen to the world and the men of the world and not according to His Holy Bible: The true living word of God, Jn.5:39-47!

For if I preach any other gospel than the word of God; I will then be cursed, Gal.1:8-9; Deu.4:2; Rev.22:18-19! These curses and blessing are some of those found in Deu.28, for blessing of obedience 14 verses, one of warning verse and curses for disobedience there are 53, meaning going to the right hand or the left (The Lord is serious about walking in the truth wouldn’t you say?); you have wondered off the straight and narrow path, Josh.1:7-9; for if we do not wonder off the chosen path of God, we will be found in God’s favour: This is what God’s grace is all about, the power to be found truly faithful to every word that proceedeth out of God’s mouth, Mt.4:4 & Lk.4:4! Otherwise we are cursed! Obey or disobey and follow your own courses! Only God’s chosen way leads to eternal life! Not our own ways or the ways of this lying world who St. John said, “lies in wickedness,” in 1 Jn.5:19, and we know that we are of God (because we love God for God is Love and all who truly love God; love His word and His will before their own lives! And we love the brethren and the entire world with His perfect love and same selfishless-ness love for all humanity: for He wishes all to come to repentance and to be saved from the wrath to come! For those who heed not the Lord’s anointed prophet will face the eternal wrath of God: and we have an understanding: that we may know Him that is true, (Who cannot Lie), and we are in Him that is true, even in His Son Jesus Christ (Son according to the flesh, adopted from the tribe of Judah and from the house of King David His father according to the flesh!) This is the true God and eternal life 1 Jn.5:20. 21 Little children, (St. John was now speaking to all the children who have not matured off the breast of mother’s milk, speaking of not being able to handle and understand sound doctrines that are for the advanced pupils, stewards, or disciples, little children are those not advancing to apostleship, they must be warned to stay away from covetness which then becomes idolatry!), keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

Those who do not know exactly what the Lord is looking for and become confused and start following after any and all strange doctrines that are in the world; and not that which is from the Holy Bible, 2 Tm.4:3-4! The little children who have not the Holy Spirit in them leading them into all truths are lead astray and have found ministers who will lead them down the very same path the world wants to follow: 2 Tm.4:1-4 and then they in turn make up imaginary idols and find a false god that is real only in their minds who they serve (Sometimes even three gods, called the holy trinity started by the Catholic church!); because they lack the strength to fight the good fight of faith that only the Holy Spirit provides with power to overcome the world and its false doctrines; We need the Good fight of faith that Paul spoke about; because while we are here we will have tribulations, Jn.16:33; our own Lord Jesus had told us so: so why do we find it strange if our ways are not the ways of the world: Jesus told us to not be discouraged, for He has overcome the world and so have we if we are truly in Him and He in us! 1 Jn.4:4; for greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world! For this reason He said we must be born-again of the water and of the spirit: Speaking of the Holy Spirit baptism, Jn.3:3-8; 1 Cor.6:11! The very same God, the Holy Spirit in Jesus Christ living in us! There is only one Lord, one faith, and one Baptism given by our Lord by which we must be saved: and it was given by Jesus’ own Apostles: they had the keys to heaven, to loosen and to bind: the gifts and the operations of God’s Will for us which are in heaven; These are the important ways in which God will accept our worship. Just as in the Old Testament days, all of God’s children had to worship God a certain way or fire of God’s wrath would pour out on them and  destroy them as Nadab and Abihu found out; as told in Lev. in the 10th Chapter: And God changes not, Mal.3:6: Mt.5:18 heaven and earth will pass away but Jesus’ words are forever, Mt.24:35! We need to understand the Lord’s means of operation in order to worship Him according to His wants or Will in scriptural truth so that we are found being worthy of His grace, Jn.4:24, for there are entirely too many people worshipping Jesus the way they want and not the way He needs them to understand Him and His operations! The Bible shows us two types of people in it, those who do what the Lord needs them to do, the way He wants them to do it; and them who do not, many times by missing what they were supposed to do by one small point or instruction; such as King Saul in 1 Samuel chapter 15.

This is the reason the apostle Paul told us all to work out our own salvation, with fear and trembling, Phil.2:12! You see the wrath of God is forever! Once His judgment comes down it is forever! Moses found that out also, when the Lord told him to speak to the rock; Moses should never have struck it; we are to follow the Lord’s commandments to the letter not just the way we want or we will find ourselves in the same situation as those who were left out of the promised land! We are not to add to His word or take away from, Deu.4:1Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers giveth you. 2Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you. And the Lord changes not: Mt.5:17Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. 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. Jn.14:15If ye love me, keep my commandments. Mt.24:35Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. And few will find the Kingdom of God because they fail to follow the directions of God; from the only source we are to listen to; His Holy Spirit and it always agrees with His written word in the Holy Bible, they will not contradict one or the other, because the Holy Spirit is the very heart and mind of God’s essence; along with being all powerful to up hold what He has said forever; for there is no such thing as time with God! Disobedience to God’s living word is a death penalty in the lake of fire forever, where you will meet Saul and Judas because they did not follow orders but they took their own lives; which is destroying the vessel of their life’s spirit which the Lord gave to all of us at birth, Ecc.12: 7Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it! Which in essence they had lost their faith that God could help them with their situations, and they gave up on God! They could have been forgiven if they would have repented and come to the Lord and sought forgiveness, for God’s mercy is forever, Ps.136:1-26 to them who follow His commandments! Never think the law of what God has said is annulled from existing, it is written on our hearts and should be a part of our psyche, our physical being should be wrapped around His word and living in it as well; for it is our protection from All harm; just as the man who sought the Lord’s heart found out, 2 Sam.22:1-51! When you seek the Lord and His word, His ways, and His will for His children and walk therein; He awards His faithful with promises of Himself being with them, to guide them through all of life’s difficulties, just as He overcame all, Jn.16:33These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. And we His children are instructed to do the same: Rev.2:7He 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. Rev.2:11He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death. Rev.2:17He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it. And to those who have finished the race well done as a good and faithful servant will hear these words from our Lord and Saviour! Rev.2:25But that which ye have already hold fast till I come. 26And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: 27And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. 28And I will give him the morning star. 29He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. Here we see the power of God’s words; for we have a hope of this salvation; for we have this race to run which is called life and we will be tried here and we must have been found an overcomer of life and the lusts of this world of the flesh; for the whole world lies in wickedness just as our Apostle St. John has told us in 1 Jn.5:19And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. We must come out from among them who enjoy the entrapments of the world and its entertainments, 1 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. (All the types and shadows of the commandments in the Old Testament are carried to fruition and into existence in the New Testament for us to follow as Jesus fulfilled all the law and has shown us He is the Way in which we should walk also, Jn.14:6, Mt.5:17-19, heaven and earth as far as I know have not passed away just yet have they? So are not all these things supposed to be fulfilled by us who are as He is, if we are called by His name, Mt.5:19? Lk.6:46!): 18And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. Carried forth right from the Old Testament, so you see God changes not, Holiness and Righteousness according to His word is mandatory to receive His eternal rewards in paradise! We are still called out to be a Holy Priestly Nation a Child of the Most High God; they are a peculiar people, Deu.14:2: Ro.12:1-2; Heb.12:14; 1 Pt.1:15-17!

This is why Jesus gave the keys (Plural, it takes more than one key to unlock His Gate, Jn.3:3-8; Jn.14:6 His Way, His Truth, and His Life (Eph.4:5) is needed to find Him in heaven! With man it is impossible but with God all things are possible, Mt.19:16-30: The First will be humble servants who will be the last to serve themselves and the first to serve all mankind before themselves, they will be the first!) to Heaven to His Apostles: In Matthew chapter 16 we see Jesus giving the keys to heaven to the apostles, which Peter became one of the leaders of the others but yet we see in verse 20 that Jesus told them all who were standing there that they should not tell the people He was the Christ; this tells us more than just Peter was standing there in Jesus’ hearing and saying distance, at least the three chosen anyway, Peter, James, and John, most likely; but for all we know even Judas was with them but that is highly doubtful, but being Jesus is omniscient and knows the beginning from the end and knows all things He knew Judas would not be able to carry out any binding or loosening of anything, for in fact he was chosen for dishonor, 2 Tm.2:19-20, so are we going to stay to His word or are we going to find ourselves vessels of dishonor and disillusionment, just like Judas was?! Everyone thinks Jesus was talking about Peter being the rock upon which Jesus was building His church, but Peter here means pebble or small stone (4074 Pétros (a masculine noun) – properly, a stone (pebble), such as a small rock found along a pathway. 4074 /Pétros (“small stone”) then stands in contrast to 4073 /pétra (“cliff, boulder,” Abbott-Smith), and we see in the verse Jesus said on this rock I will build My church, and rock is a different word meaning: “4074 (Pétros) is an isolated rock and 4073 (pétra) is a cliff” (TDNT, 3, 100). “4074 (Pétros) always means a stone . . . such as a man may throw, . . . versus 4073 (pétra), a projecting rock, cliff” (S. Zodhiates, Dict). So we see that Jesus and His teachings are what He in fact means by being founded in the truth and is solid and stable as an unmovable object is what Jesus is going to build His Church on! On these principles Jesus was going to build His church, because He was instructing them on His death and burial and resurrection that was to follow as read further in the following verses; we must always remember to use these scriptures in total context of the scene that the Lord is presenting to us; sometimes the previous chapter and the one following also for the complete contextual meanings sometimes! And here are His principles for us to follow in His word:  21From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. 22Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee. 23But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men. (Stay to the Holy Bible and leave man’s commentaries alone, *If* you have the Holy Spirit as your interpreter to help you translate His own words, 1 Jn.2:20-29; *If* you truly have been born-again of the Holy Spirit’s baptism, where you speak in another tongue as the Holy Spirit gives the utterances, as given to us in the founding of His church (Ac.20:28) in Ac.2:1-4, for His gifts are without repentances, Ro.11:29; Jms.1:16-17.) 24Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 25For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. 26For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? 27For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. 28Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom. These are our instructions to be disciples of Jesus Christ or we are none of His yet still! We must be buried in His likeness as is symbolic of the watery grave in Baptism, which according to Ac.4:12 must be done in His name for there can be no other salvation given by which man must be saved; and in accordance with Col.3:17 everything we do in word and indeed must be done in Jesus’ name; fulfilling Jn.3:16-18 and Mt.28:19, for Mt.28:19 says to baptize in the name of the Son and that name is Jesus, which is the name of the Father; Jn.14:7-9; Jn.10:30; Jn.5:43 & 12:45; because you see when you see Jesus you have seen the Father and hence forth ye shall know Him and have seen Him, Jn.14:7, because Jesus comes in His Father’s name, Jn.5:43I am come in my Father’s name (Jesus is the manifestation of the name of God in the flesh which means Saviour!), and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. And I will have the Father send the comforter (which is the Holy Spirit the Paraklētos) which will be sent in My name: So the Father is Jesus’ name and the Holy Spirit is Jesus’ name by which we must be saved, Ac.4:12; as fulfilled by His Apostles who buried all their converts in Jesus’ name, Ac.2:38-40; Ac.8:16; Ac.10:47-48; Ac.19:1-7 by the Apostle Paul who even admitted that the Lord had not called him in the ministry to baptize in 1 Cor.1:17 but yet when Paul administered the baptism ritual according to the Holy Spirit leading him into all truths he came up with the correct manner, for we do all things in Jesus’ name, as children of Jesus Christ! This is being buried in His likeness, so that we can be raised in his likeness also, for this is the operation of our Almighty God, Is.7:14; 9:6; Col.2:8Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. 9For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 10And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: 11In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: 12Buried with him (In Jesus’ name! Jn.14:14; 15:4) in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead! If we have not been buried with Him in His name what makes us think we will be raised in His likeness either?!!! That’s man’s wisdom to think we can do anything we want and it will please our God, tell that to Adam and Eve who were made robes after fashioning themselves whatever they thought would be sufficient to wear in front of God to cover their shame! Tell that to Moses who struck the rock instead of just speaking to it! Tell that to Saul who did just exactly what he thought would make God happy with the Amalekites, because he was afraid to tell his men they could not have the sheep and the cattle, because they were the Lord’s first fruits of Saul’s new Kingdom for His chosen people, just as the first born of Egypt were for Israel’s sin as they learned to worship pagan gods and goddesses in Egypt; What happened when Joshua got all Israel up out of the Jordan river; (the baptism), and they made themselves markers for remembrance of all the great things God has done for them as a stone of remembrance (Gilgal means circle of stones.), to tell and show their children so they would never forget the great things God has done for His people, that He chose to put His name in them! They circumcised themselves (showing to humble the flesh and put it under subjection, they made a flesh and blood covenant with the Lord; they mortified their bodies as told for us also in Ro.8:1-39!), they killed and sacrificed according to God’s ordinances according to His instructions; and in Chapter 5; after getting all things in the proper order with their God; even He shows up Himself to go to battle with Israel,  Josh.5:6For the children of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, till all the people that were men of war, which came out of Egypt, were consumed, because they obeyed not the voice of the LORD: unto whom the LORD sware that he would not shew them the land, which the LORD sware unto their fathers that he would give us, a land that floweth with milk and honey, Mal.3:6; Mt.24:35.

7And their children, whom he raised up in their stead, them Joshua circumcised: for they were uncircumcised, because they had not circumcised them by the way (Hebrew word Gibeath-haaraloth meaning hill of foreskin vs.3.). 8And it came to pass, when they had done circumcising all the people, that they abode in their places in the camp, till they were whole. 9And the LORD said unto Joshua, This day have I rolled away the reproach of Egypt from off you. Wherefore the name of the place is called Gilgal unto this day. 10And the children of Israel encamped in Gilgal, and kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the month at even in the plains of Jericho. 11And they did eat of the old corn of the land on the morrow after the Passover, unleavened cakes, and parched corn in the selfsame day. 12And the manna ceased on the morrow after they had eaten of the old corn of the land; neither had the children of Israel manna anymore; but they did eat of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year.

13And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries?

14And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my Lord unto his servant?

15And the captain of the LORD’s host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place where on thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so. As you see here when we get ourselves in a right relationship with our Lord and Saviour He shows up with His Holy Spirit and fulfills all scripture in us, who are truly redeemed according to His truths, Jn.4:24! When we finally understand our walk in this lifetime of ours, is our worship, we can then and only then, come into union with the Almighty God, once we get righteous in His sight, Mt.6:33 & 7:7-8! We must do our part or God doesn’t have to honor His part of the Testaments or Covenants; even if the testator’s alive, there are sometimes put on the inheritor’s prohibitions in order for them to receive the inheritance, is it not according to the one dying that his honor is due him? How much more so, to the only one by which Salvation comes! Should we not do according to all His testimonies for us in His Word; in order for us to receive such a great inheritance that He has in store for us? Jesus is that rock the chief corner stone of that church, which people are rejecting today as they follow man’s doctrines, traditions, and rituals, instead of His Holy Sacred Scriptures, 2 Tm.3:16-17! Jesus is that rock (the Word) the builders rejected back then who did not produce fruit worthy of repentance; just as today! Mt.24:33Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country: 34And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it. 35And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. 36Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise. 37But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son. 38But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance. 39And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him. 40When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen? 41They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons. 42Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes? 43Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. (Are you a fruit-bearer, Ac.26:20?) 44And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. 45And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them. 46But when they sought to lay hands on him: You see not much has changed today as well; when we start preaching Holiness and Righteousness according to the word of God everyone starts saying, legalism, and Jesus came and did away with the Law; but He did not! Matthew chapter 5 shows us a totally different picture than this and His Apostles didn’t change it either, Mt.5:17Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. 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. If the apostles told us to keep to the word of God and His statutes, saying, precepts, judgments, and commandments and Paul included all scripture did he not, in 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. And is not our works we do for the Lord is what we will be rewarded for in His kingdom to come? Mt.16:27For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. & Rev.22:10And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. 11He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still: 12And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. 13I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. 14Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. 15For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie (Who deceive their own selves with man’s doctrines of foolishness!). 16I Jesus have sent mine angel (Lord’s messenger) to testify unto you these things in the churches (Me, Rev. Gary L. Boyett!). I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. 17And the Spirit (Holy Spirit) and the bride (His Church) say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. 18For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. 20He which testifieth these things saith: “Surely I come quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. 21The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. This Holy Bible is sealed by the apostle John the oldest living Apostle of Jesus Christ; the only one who could possibly bind in heaven and bind on earth and loosen in heaven and on earth was the Apostle St. John! The only one with this authority as an ordained apostle of Jesus Christ, who has been instructed by Him and knows His ways and they cannot disagree with scriptures already given! If they do, this will be a false apostle or prophet of the antichrist! For many will come in the form of godliness but lacking the power thereof to walk in true Holiness and Righteousness of the Word of God by which we must judge all things to their trustworthiness to God’s irrefutable words which are inerrant! We will live by them and be judged according to the 66 books of this Holy Document that our Lord has seen fit to give us just for this reason, Jn.12:49-50! Blessed is he who is broken on this rock which is Christ Jesus but woo to him whom this rock falls on and crushes to powder, Mt.21:44And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. Zech.12:3And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. And He will cast them into the eternal lake of fire, where the worm dieth not and the fire is never quenched!

This brings me back to where I was at; when I said in conclusion part two; so you see I have not lost sight of my target area yet: and I’m still on the bull’s-eye, I have not yet left the word of God at any time; if you will just follow with me for a little while longer! We are nothing but fuel for the fire of God’s wrath; unless we learn to live by the operations of His words, which were told to us by Him and by His Anointed Apostles who had the keys to heaven! To loosen in heaven and loosen on earth or to bind in heaven or bind on earth; and what is bound on earth is still bound on heaven and whatever is loosened on earth is loosened in heaven by Jesus’ own words: Let us look to Jn.15:20 Jesus told His disciples if we would listen to His words; that we would listen to His Apostles words too! Because He was training them in the operations of the Lord; If they (you and I) will receive Jesus as Lord and Saviour, we will abide in His ways and His words, and the words of His Apostles who were the first fruits of His anointing of the Holy Spirit; who were the first to be ordained from on high by the indwelling of Jesus Christ’s Holy Spirit in them! Who is the very Spirit of God manifested in the flesh of Jesus Christ, (that which is first will be last and that which is last will be first for they are One, Zech.14:9; Is.40:3!), is now in His Ordained Apostles and the remaining disciples in the upper room where the Holy Spirit was poured out upon, (Ac.2:1-4), these who are now ordained with grace and truth, Jn.1:17 & 16 for He gave unto the Apostles Grace for Grace meaning all favour, for they gave to Him all their favour; this is what is meant by grace for grace: When we abide in His every word we then become friends with God and no longer servants! This is what Jn.15:8-22 is talking about from the parable of the vine, Jn.15:1-7: When we have followed everything our Lord God has told us to do, because we love Him as a faithful servant, then He will exalt the humble servant that has given himself to His master, to become a friend to God and God will allow His friends to know what He does, and how He does them! The operations of Salvation are given to them who diligently seek Him “First, In All Righteousness”, Mt.6:33, after we repent, when we have turned from our wicked ways and the ways of the world! We can now work out our own salvation according to His word by the operations (leading) of the Holy Spirit (Once we have been baptized in His Holy Spirit with signs and evidences following, Ac.2:1-4! When we receive the Holy Spirit everyone will know it, which is there to witness it because it is so profound that none will be able not to see it all over you!) and His word and those of His Apostles, in complete agreement with all scriptures, this is walking before God in perfection or being perfect and blameless (Eph.5:27), as required by God Himself, Gen.17:1; Mt.5:48 & 2 Sam.22:1-*31-33*-51! This is exactly what the Lord told the apostle Paul to tell us in Phil.2:1-16 for I indeed do not intend to labor in vain; therefore I will not deviate from the word of God either! Remember Paul was trained by Jesus Himself in the desert of Damascus for three years before they sought to kill him and Paul was let over the wall in a basket tied to ropes held by his friends one dark night because they watched the gate for him so they could kill him: Long before he met one of the apostles in Jerusalem! You see when the Holy Spirit equips you with a calling, He will train you in all the necessary things you will need, I too know this well! You see when we see that the Lord has called someone to the ministry we need to offer them the right hand of fellowship as the apostles did to Paul and Barnabas; when they had heard how the Lord had given grace unto Paul for the gentile’s salvation; God’s grace which worked in him mightily, blessed is our Lord Jesus, Amen! The Apostles in Jerusalem gave the hand of friendship to Paul and Barnabus, who brought Paul to them so that they could be the apostles to the gentiles, that is you and me, we are instructed to take this gospel to all nations, Mt.28:19-20 and to Baptize these converts so they will not be damned, Mk.16:16!

Paul told the Ephesians’ that there is but one Lord, one faith, and one baptism, Ehp.4:5; and all scripture when translated by the power of the Holy Ghost will always strengthen all other scripture and will always give glory to God: And will always be good for correction, reproof, and instruction 2 Tm.3:16-17 so that a man will be throughly furnished and perfect unto all good works for God; this is being a man of God, the tree will be known by its fruits! All God’s scriptures are for the way in which we must go, in order to be called by His name! Being Christian is more than just being called by a name; it is a walk of life, after the manner of He whom we are called, and when He shall come, we will be like Him as He is, Jn.14:6; 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; (Because we already know what He wants us to be in Him! For we walk just as He walked and we have His truth just as the truth was in Him, for we have His life dwelling in us leading and guiding us into all life; which is in Him! Col.3:17): for we shall see him as he is. 3And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure!

So after Peter preached his first sermon on the day of Pentecost (The birth of the Lord’s true Church, which is of , one Lord, one faith, and one baptism!); with great danger to himself and the others as well who were with him, who attended the upper room where the Holy Spirit fell and it appeared unto them as cloven tongues of fire and it sat on each of them was noised about abroad; and all the men of Jerusalem that had come from all over the world from their own nation; heard them speak of the glories of God in their own native language. They said what meaneth this and Peter was embolden by the power of the Holy Spirit said unto the crowd; men and brethren this is what the prophet Joel did prophecy that in the latter days the Lord would pour out His Spirit on all flesh; this is what Jesus promised us in Jn.14: 15If ye love me, keep my commandments. 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. See God’s promises are conditional; we must obey Him in order for Him to richly pour out His grace and favour on you: 2 Pt.3:17Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. 18But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen. You see Jesus had told the disciples to meet Him in Galilee, and after meeting them there, He told them to go to Jerusalem, and to wait there until they had been endowed with power from on high; the disciples did all according to Jesus’ words and Jesus filled them with Himself as promised; He rewarded them for their patience and faithfulness and obedience to His word; did not our Lord say try Me and see if I will not pour out on you a blessing that they could not contain, Mal.3:10, if He will do it over a little thing like our money given in tithing, how much more will He do for us when we give of our time, our strength, our minds, our bodies, our everything, just as He did for us; will He not make us heirs of the throne with Him, Rev.3:21To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. Do you not think the King of Israel, King David does not have a throne in the throne-room in heaven with Jesus and the other 23 elders, who obeyed our Lord? Obedience comes with great promises, blessing, favour, and rewards to those who truly love Him; keep His commandments; for they will be the greatest in His kingdom, who teach others to them as well, Mt.5:19-20!

The Holy Spirit is the power of God from on High and it is the Holy Spirit which leads the apostle’s of God into all His truths! The Apostles knew Jesus was God manifested in the flesh, Mt.1:23; Jn.20:28; Is.40:3! 1 Tm.3:16And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit (1 Cor.6:11), seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. Mt.1:23Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us! Jn.20:28And Thomas answered and said unto him, My LORD and my God! Is.40:3The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God! Is.7:14Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. 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. Deu.6:4Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: 5And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. Mk.12:29And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: 30And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. The I Am of the Old Testament is the I Am of the New as well; 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. 28Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I Am He, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. 47He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. 58Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I Am. Jn.18:5They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I Am He. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them. 6As soon then as he had said unto them, I Am He, they went backward, and fell to the ground. 7Then asked he them again, Whom seek ye? And they said, Jesus of Nazareth. 8Jesus answered, I have told you that I Am He: if therefore ye seek me, let these go their way: Jn.14:6Jesus saith unto him, I Am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Jesus is the kingdom of God among us; 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. Lk.11:20But if I with the finger of God (Who’s finger?) cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you. Jesus is the Father and there is no other; Jn.14:7If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. 8Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us. 9Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? He that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father? Jn.10:30I and my Father are one. Jn.12:45And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me. Jn.5:39Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me (the Holy Bible is about God and His Salvation, is it not?). 40And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life, Is.49:26: and all flesh shall know that I the LORD, I am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob. Jn.6:41The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven. Mt.44But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Gen.1:3And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. Jn.8:12Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. Jn.12:35Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. 36While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them. Jn.12:45And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me: 46I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. 47And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. 48He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. 49For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. 50And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak. Who was Jesus’ Father? Mt.1:for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost; Jn.4:24God is a Spirit: Gen.1:1In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. (There should have never been a period set here for they are one verse with the conjunction word and being placed here; God is the Holy Spirit made 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; Here a little there a little, Is.28: 9Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. 10For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: 11For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people. 12To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.). 2And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. The word for of or from is not in the original language which is “mim” as in Ruth; Which I cannot find in the original writings as this instructor of Hebrew claims in the following: The above answerers are mostly correct, however they discussed MODERN Hebrew “shel” to indicate possession which isn’t a feature of BIBLICAL Hebrew (as far as I’m aware).

So to kind of go over what the others already mentioned, the translation of ‘of’ depends on the context.

1) ‘Of’ in the sense of ‘from’ is either ‘min’ or ‘m-‘, e.g.:
Ruth of Moab -> Ruth min Moav (= Ruth ‘from’ Moab)
The old man of Jerusalem -> hazakayn mIrushalaim (= the old man from Jerusalem)

Compare with Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), where the word for ‘from’ is exactly the same as the Hebrew word, i.e., ‘min’, e.g.:
Ahmed of Damascus -> Ahmed min Dimashq (= Ahmed from Damascus)

2a) For possessives, ‘of’ isn’t an actual independent word, rather words co-joined by ‘of’ are often put into what is called a ‘construct chain’ which occassionally causes changes in the spelling and/or phonetics of the noun which is possessed, e.g.:
the house of Abraham -> bayt Avraham (= [the] house [of] Abraham)
the family of David -> mishpahat David (= [the] family [of] David)
brothers of a king -> akhay melekh (= brothers [of] a king)

2b) Personal possession in BIBLICAL Hebrew was shown usually by suffixes affixed directly to the noun being possessed (just as is found in MSA). For example:

Biblical Hebrew:
name = shaym
the name of mine -> sh’mi (= my name).

Compare, MSA:
name = ism
the name of mine -> ismi (= my name) all these comparisons were not in the original texts of the Holy Bible; so the correct translation for Gen.1:1-2 is as follows:

 

NASB © Hebrew Transliteration Strong’s Definition Origin
In the beginning בְּרֵאשִׁ֖ית be·re·shit 7225 beginning, chief from rosh
God אֱלֹהִ֑ים e·lo·him; 430 God, god pl. of eloah
created בָּרָ֣א ba·ra 1254a to shape, create a prim. root
the heavens הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם ha·sha·ma·yim 8064 heaven, sky from an unused word
and the earth. הָאָֽרֶץ׃ ha·’a·retz. 776 earth, land a prim. root

KJV Lexicon
In the beginning
re’shiyth  (ray-sheeth’)
the first, in place, time, order or rank (specifically, a firstfruit) — beginning, chief(-est), first(-fruits, part, time), principal thing.

God
‘elohiym  (el-o-heem’)
angels, exceeding, God (gods)(-dess, -ly), (very) great, judges, mighty.

created
bara’  (baw-raw’)
(absolutely) to create; (qualified) to cut down (a wood), select, feed (as formative processes) — choose, create (creator), cut down, dispatch, do, make (fat).
‘eth  (ayth)
self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely) — (as such unrepresented in English).

the heaven
shamayim  (shaw-mah’-yim)
air, astrologer, heaven(-s).

and
‘eth  (ayth)
self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely) — (as such unrepresented in English).

the earth
‘erets  (eh’-rets)
the earth (at large, or partitively a land) — common, country, earth, field, ground, land, natins, way, + wilderness, world.

And verse two:

 

NASB © Hebrew Transliteration Strong’s Definition Origin
The earth וְהָאָ֗רֶץ ve·ha·’a·retz 776 earth, land a prim. root
was formless תֹ֙הוּ֙ to·hu 8414 formlessness, confusion, unreality, emptiness from an unused word
and void, וָבֹ֔הוּ va·vo·hu, 922 emptiness from an unused word
and darkness וְחֹ֖שֶׁךְ ve·cho·shech 2822 darkness, obscurity from chashak
was over עַל־ al- 5921 upon, above, over from alah
the surface פְּנֵ֣י pe·nei 6440 face, faces from panah
of the deep, תְהֹ֑ום te·ho·vm; 8415 deep, sea, abyss from an unused word
and the Spirit וְר֣וּחַ ve·ru·ach 7307 breath, wind, spirit from an unused word
of God אֱלֹהִ֔ים e·lo·him, 430 God, god pl. of eloah
was moving מְרַחֶ֖פֶת me·ra·che·fet 7363b to hover a prim. root
over עַל־ al- 5921 upon, above, over from alah
the surface פְּנֵ֥י pe·nei 6440 face, faces from panah
of the waters. הַמָּֽיִם׃ ham·ma·yim. 4325 waters, water a prim. root

KJV Lexicon
And the earth
‘erets  (eh’-rets)
the earth (at large, or partitively a land) — common, country, earth, field, ground, land, natins, way, + wilderness, world.

was
hayah  (haw-yaw)
to exist, i.e. be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary)

without form
tohuw  (to’-hoo)
a desolation (of surface), i.e. desert; figuratively, a worthless thing; adverbially, in vain — confusion, empty place, without form, nothing, (thing of) nought, vain, vanity, waste, wilderness.

and void
bohuw  (bo’-hoo)
a vacuity, i.e. (superficially) an undistinguishable ruin — emptiness, void.

and darkness
choshek  (kho-shek’)
the dark; hence (literally) darkness; figuratively, misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness — dark(-ness), night, obscurity.

was upon the face
paniym  (paw-neem’)
the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.)

of the deep
thowm  (teh-home’)
an abyss (as a surging mass of water), especially the deep (the main sea or the subterranean water-supply) — deep (place), depth.

And the Spirit
ruwach  (roo’-akh)
wind; by resemblance breath, i.e. a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively, life, anger, unsubstantiality; by extension, a region of the sky; by resemblance spirit, but only of a rational being

of God
‘elohiym  (el-o-heem’)
angels, exceeding, God (gods)(-dess, -ly), (very) great, judges, mighty.

moved
rachaph  (raw-khaf’)
to brood; by implication, to be relaxed — flutter, move, shake.

upon
`al  (al)
above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications (as follow)

the face
paniym  (paw-neem’)
the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.)

of the waters
mayim  (mah’-yim)
water; figuratively, juice; by euphemism, urine, semen — + piss, wasting, water(-ing, (-course, -flood, -spring).

So we see here that many of the words used to connect the other words were never in the original document and without punctuations, as of, the, in the, upon the, and, or, and was! Without these words translated it reads somewhat different: God, created, heaven, earth; earth, formless, emptiness, darkness or obscurity, upon or above or over, face or faces, deep- sea- or abyss, breath-wind or Spirit (beings it is God spirit should be capitalized as I have shown here), God (Spirit-God no of), hover, upon-above-or over, face or faces, water and on and on till this chapter was finished or continued on till the whole book was completed: When it is all said and done it agrees with Jesus description of God as God. Which reads Spirit is God or God is Spirit, Jn.4:24, and beings there is only one who is Good, Perfect, Blameless and totally “Other or Otherness, in His nature or essence” makes Him the Holy Spirit as Jesus’ own spirit, Gal.1:15-16, Father according to the flesh, as in Mt.1:18 & 20 says, but still all God and all man, 1 Tm.3:16! Now we know who God is, not the third person of some manmade trinity, which comes from the wisest men of the Roman Catholic Church (Which in Revelation is the whore of Babylon which sits on seven hills! Rev.17:1-18): Which is but foolishness to our one, (Zech.14:9; Deu.6:4 and Mk.12:29!), and Great God Jesus Christ who was manifested from the Holy Spirit, 1 Tm.3:16 from the seed of woman, Gen.3:15 and as God told Abram in Gen.12:3And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

The problem with man today is that he just keeps overlooking the simple solutions right in front of him! The Lord gave Himself to be our redeemer (Is.49:26), and the world tries to make Christ less than He really is; when God, the glory from on High, made Jesus to be both LORD (GOD) and the CHRIST (The Anointed One, The Redeemer, The Almighty God, Is.9:6!) , Ac.2:36 and LORD of All, Ac.10:36, if they had known that they would never had killed the Lord of Glory (Is.42:8; and 48:11), 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. This same glory He said He would not give to another was manifested in the flesh, Is.42:8I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images. Is.48:11For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? And I will not give my glory unto another. 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! Jesus said that He had many things to tell the disciples but they could not bear it until the Holy Spirit had come upon them and He would reveal all truths to them, Jn.16:12-15 because that which was the Holy Spirit’s is now the Holy Spirit’s flesh who owns all things unto Himself 2 Cor.5:19! The Apostles knew all these things after their eyes were opened to these facts, by Jesus, Lk.24:44And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. 45Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, 46And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: 47And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. This shows us yet again we can do nothing of ourselves, we must use Jesus’ name for all power and authority is in that name of Jesus, Mt.28:18! 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. For this reason all the Apostles baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins! For there is no other way by which we can be saved but in His Glorious Name, Eph.4:5, the name that is above all names, Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour from this world of deceit, lies, and wickedness of its false doctrines of none believers and the worldly wise!

This is exactly why the apostles baptized in Jesus name because all power is in that name, Jn.14:12Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. 13And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. Col.3:17And 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. Everything we say and do must be for Jesus Christ or we work in vain and it will come to nothing! We can do nothing unless we abide in Him, Jn.15:1-17: This is what separates us from the world! Anyone can say I’m a Christian but it is proved in their walk, their dress, their speech, and by the fruit of their worship. Are they bringing any new converts into the kingdom of God (Mt.12:30) or are they just side line worshippers or are they actually in the game, Mk.8:35-38! Truly, when God is in us, it shows up on the outside; it is impossible for God’s Holy Spirit to be manifested into a child of God and it not show up on the outside as well! Unless you have the Holy Ghost without the fire, which the world speaks of receiving at baptism, but I’m talking about a real baptism of the Holy Ghost and with fire that makes its members, ministers a flame of fire, Ps.104:4; and Heb.1:7! Who are anything but lukewarm, they have a zeal that is mistaken for arrogance but it is what Paul asked for us to pray for; him to boldly preach this message to the whole world; are your ministers boldly preaching His word to you? Eph.6:10Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world (Today’s Educational Systems and even many Seminaries who preach three persons in the God-head called the trinity of the Roman Catholic Church who brought in pagan idolatry into the Universal Church of the World’s Doctrines! Study your History people and see from where they get their doctrines from!), against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; 19And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. You notice something here; all the armor is for going forward, never in retreat, we must always be growing in the Lord, we are to be moving ahead into all truths 2 Pt.3:18! The day we stop growing in His truths is the day we start backsliding into apostasy of man’s rituals and traditions, unless we keep to His Holy Bible, which is from the original translation which is the KJV or NKJV and some of Zondervan’s NIV transcripts! Look to Ps.138: and verse two to see how it is translated and it should read as follows: 2 I will bow down facing your holy temple. I will praise your name, because you are loving and faithful. You have honored your name and your word more than anything else. Or 2 I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word. Many NIV Bibles are not this translation which is the closest to the original language used!

Servant hood

We are the Lord’s servants to do His Will, are we doing His will or are we just satisfying our own will? We must be found working in His fields of harvest when He returns, or we will find ourselves ashamed in servicing our own wants and needs instead of our brethren’s needs of salvation! For one lost soul in eternities flames, is one too many! When we look around at all the empty seats in our churches of the truth in Jesus Christ; it should cause us to have a fear of God that we will be found to be a shame to our Lord; look to Dan.12:2 to see what a shame is to our Lord; 2And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. Are we going to be found to be a shame to our Lord? He said to His servants to go out into the highways and byways and compel them to come to the feast so that His house would be full, Lk.14:16Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: 17And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. 18And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. 19And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. 20And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come (He was so arrogant that he didn’t even ask to be excused!). 21So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. 22And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. 23And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. 24For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper. 25And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them, 26If any man come to me, and hate (means love less in the slightest meaning of the word, do a word search here and understand what Jesus is saying!) not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple (We must put Him first in all things or you are in a faulty relationship with Him!). 27And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple! (So guess who will not be going to heaven unless you are a disciple of Jesus Christ Mk.8:35-38!). So let me ask you something are we in fact bound to our master as these slaves were in this parable; are we in fact out in the highways and byways compelling people to come to the house of the Lord? This is the sin of empty pews! For the Lord’s servants should be harder at work, lest they be found as the lazy servant who thought that his master delayed His coming and caught His servant unawares, taking care of his own needs and whipping the other servants, and not caring about His master’s Will, Mt.24:48But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; 49And shall begin to smite his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; 50The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, 51And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Just as there is but one plan of salvation there is but one job we must be doing and that is winning the lost and edifying, teaching, and admonishing, the existing members to do more for our Lord so we can be found to be good and faithful servants when He returns; Lk.18:7And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? 8I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? Those doing what they are supposed to be doing! I think not, my Bible tells a different story; Mt.7:12Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. 13Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in there at: 14Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Mt.20:16So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen. Mt.22:9Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. 10So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. 11And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: 12And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. 13Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 14For many are called, but few are chosen. Are you going to be found wearing the right wedding garment, that He wants you to wear or are you like these seven women who sought after one man in Is.4:1And in that day seven women 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. These women are the churches of today, they want to worship God their way and eat their own foods they have provided for themselves; only they cannot do one thing, they cannot take away their own shame, it takes the name of the Lord Jesus Christ to do that, by His ways, His truths, and His operations or you are doing everything your way and will end up like the man who came to the feast with his own clothes on, just as these seven women seen here; for they will be cast out, where there will be gnashing of teeth into outer darkness at the Lord’s rebuke, where the flame is never quenched and they become the fuel for the fire and food for the hungry worms that dieth not, that live in the flames that are never quenched! Out of those seven churches the wheat and the tares will be divided and little wheat there will be in that day of the Lord’s harvest who have made themselves as our apostles, have told us to be found; without spot or wrinkle, and be ye blameless, as our Lord requires us to be, Mt.5:48Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. Because they were found as the Lord is, His servants will be like He is when He comes back, 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. 10In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother. 11For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another! You see if we truly loved our brethren we would speak to them when we saw that they were drifting further away from God, than they should! We all should be a shepherd to our weaker brothers and lead them back to the paths of righteousness, the narrow path to His straight gate, which only His keys open, which are His truths, that are locked up in His words, they are the keys to open His straight gate, by living a life devoted to His words of life and sharing them with the world, Jn.8:51! Whosoever is ashamed of His words; He will be ashamed of them when He comes in the His glory, 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! That is being a disciple of our Lord and savour, when we abide in His every word!

Eph.4:5One Lord, one faith, one baptism, and we get one chance, which is called this life time that we have, that He gave us, to get right with our Lord, and to have done all to be able to stand before Him on that great and terrible day of Judgment; to be found justified in our flesh, having put it under subjection and mortified it as scripture tells us in Ro.8:1-14, who have now allowed the word of God to be in them and surround us in the liberty of Jesus’ words as we dwell in His glorious light of truth! This is being justified in the name and in the Holy Spirit, Jn.3:3-8 being blown to where ever our Lord needs us to go for Him and in 1 Cor.6:11And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God! Just because God became flesh does not mean He lost His Omnipresence He still remains the Holy Spirit which is all and all,Jn.3:13; Col.3:11; 1 Cor.15:28!

Salvation

  For this reason all the people came to Peter on the day of Pentecost and asked him, brethren what must we do to be saved, Ac.2:36Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. 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. You see the apostles of Jesus Christ are the only ones who had the keys given to them by Jesus, thus Jesus Ordained them to teach the hidden ways and the mysteries of faith in our Lord which leads to salvation! For only they had the keys (Showing a plural here meaning it takes more than one operation of God to be truly saved. We must follow all scripture, for it is given for our instructions!), to heaven! Ac.2:38-40 is given for our admonition, instruction by which the Lord has given us; by His Holy, Anointed, Ordained, Apostles for our salvation; in the only way we can be redeemed of God and forgiven for all our sins of the past and future unknown sins; for only sins of ignorance will be forgiven; for if you know it to be a sin to you, then it is a sin, and when sin is conceived, by our lusts of the flesh and the pride of life and the lust of the eyes, we will perish with it as well as all sin, for sin is death to the sinner, and never can sin enter into God’s Kingdom, Jms.1:12Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. 13Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: 14But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. 15Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death! When we put to death sin in our lives we put death to this flesh as well; we must have dominion over our flesh for it wars against the spirit Gal.5:17 & Ro.7:18-Ro.8:5ff; and live according to the Holy Spirit and His words of eternal life! And God has given us His Grace (Power, Favour, Blessings, and Equips us in all truths so we can discern right from wrong spirits, which lead to righteousness or death, this is how to become overcomers of this world in order to enter into His Kingdom!), to overcome sin in our lives and this wicked world, 1 Jn.5:19! If we leave the word of God, we have entered back into the world’s thinking and theologies, and philosophies of vain men who lead the simple away; back into heresy and hearsay, which is the horror of error, which leads to the Lake of Fire! Leaving the word of God is getting off the narrow chosen path to the straight gate given by which we enter into heaven! If we try to use any other way to get into heaven it is man’s way and not our Lord’s Way!!! It must be by His word only, and the instructions of His Holy Spirit leading us into all truths, by fulfilling all scripture, as recorded in 2 Tm.3:16-17 that we may be throughly furnished and equipped to be perfect in the works of our Lord Jesus Christ! When we disobey God’s designs with our own we return to those spoken of in Ezekiel; God will return man’s ways back onto their own heads, this is falling into the pit we have dug for ourselves, when the blind lead the blind! 2 Pt.2:18For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error. 19While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. 20For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. 21For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. 22But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire. Your last condition is worst than if you had never know the word of God, because it is presumptuous sinning! A knowingly willful sin! 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, neither in the world to come. 2 Pt.1:19We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star 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 spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. You see when we violate scripture we are violating the Holy Spirit’s words and this is blaspheme to put your word above His, for your ways are not His ways and neither can they be; unless you put down your prideful flesh and humble yourselves before Him as a young innocent child would, for their loving parents, Mt.18! Then will God exalt us, and show us all His ways so we can live in them and be His children! If not we are like those hateful children seen in Ezekiel, 22:31Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them (Those who disobey God’s word for man’s word and man’s rituals of religion; instead of what God’s only Apostles told us and instructed us in the ways of truth and salvation, will be seen in heaven!!!); I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I recompensed upon their heads (This is as good as if it were already done because God’s words cannot come back void from which they were sent out to do! This is the reason He told Ezekiel to tell it in the present tense; because He changes not, disobedience will be handled the same way forever, as if His wrath has already been done; this is certain in any age! This was not only for the age in which Israel’s folly is being done but for any age to come, this prophecy applies to all ages to come as well who fall into disobedience!!!), saith the Lord GOD. Their own way shall be upon their own heads just as when Israel rebelled against God in the wilderness: Num.14: 2And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! Or would God we had died in this wilderness! So God recompensed this back upon their own heads and rewarded them with exactly what they asked for! God can even get you to a point where you will even curse your own self when you are disobedient! Give you over to your own grand delusions and prideful self! But God rewards the Humble at heart: Lk.14:7And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them. 8When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him; 9And he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room. 10But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee. 11For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. 12Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee. 13But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: 14And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just. 15And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God. For there is no greater in the Kingdom of God than a humble child of God who submits to all His commandments! This child will be exalted in the age to come for obedience to his Master in all the little things therefore God will make this child ruler over many things!

When we try to save ourselves any other way than His way, it ends up in the folly of the Lake of Fire! Saith the Lord! The Lord even brings this analogy even further along by Ezekiel in Chapter 21 and verse  31And I will pour out mine indignation upon thee, I will blow against thee in the fire of my wrath, and deliver thee into the hand of brutish men, and skilful to destroy. For this very reason Satan is allowed to exist as well as all the fallen angels, they were in fact predetermined to be the rulers of darkness (Disobedience) and they don’t even realize it!!! Just as all who put their ways before our God’s, He knew before the first let there be was uttered out of His mouth who were His; He knew all of this and who are His too; 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. He knows who is going to be obedient or follow their own ways to destruction! Or come by patiently following everything Jesus and His Ordained Apostles told us to do! Not man’s ordained so called wantta be apostles, prophets, evangelist, preachers and teachers, because the Lord does the calling and He does the equipping for their tasks to be done His way! According to His scriptures because the word of God and the man of God will never be in conflict with one another because the man of God will walk in light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ! Which will resemble this 1 Thes.5:11Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. 12And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; 13And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves. 14Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men: 15See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men; 16Rejoice evermore; 17Pray without ceasing. 18In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 19Quench not the Spirit; 20Despise not prophesyings; 21Prove all things; hold fast that which is good: 22Abstain from all appearance of evil! 23And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it. 25Brethren, pray for us; 26Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss. 27I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren. 28The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. This is perfection of a faithful servant to God our Lord Jesus Christ, 1 Cor.13:1-13, without Love for Jesus Christ and the entire world, we work in vain, Ro.12:1-21; 1 Cor.13:1Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 2And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. 3And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing!

As always on the other hand He shows us what is to be expected in disobedience: Ezek.21:31And I will pour out mine indignation upon thee (Those who walk according to their own philosophies and theology! Prv.3:5Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. 7Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. 8It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones. And your soul, spirit, and body will then be blameless in the day of the Lord’s coming! So you will not have to have him do these next verses to you!), I will blow against thee in the fire of my wrath, and deliver thee into the hand of brutish men, and skilful to destroy. 32Thou shalt be for fuel to the fire; thy blood shall be in the midst of the land; thou shalt be no more remembered: for I the LORD have spoken it. The Lord will personally hand you over to him who has been perfectly appointed unto this job, because he (Satan) hates all the people without respect of persons; especially those who call themselves by the Lord’s name and walk contrary to His word: Lk.6: 46And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? Those will be appointed a new councilor called Satan, beings they have been tricked and deceived into believing a lie and followed after their own ways; just as Satan does, so you two ought to get along just fine together in the age to come, beings you’re serving him here and now! Only those who love the Lord and follow Him with all their hearts, mind, spirit, soul and strength will be overcomers! Because it is impossible to do these things that He requires unless you have been born-again of a perfect love; which only comes from His indwelling Holy Spirit in the redeemed saints of God, who He has regenerated; their old hardened hearts to a brand new one, just like His! Who have been sealed by the Holy Spirit! Eph.1:7In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; 8Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; 9Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: 10That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: 11In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: 12That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. 13In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, 14Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. The seal of a saint is to walk in God’s glory and integrity: Eph.4:17This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, 18Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: 19Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. 20But ye have not so learned Christ; 21If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: 22That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; 23And be renewed in the spirit of your mind (Our spirit and the Lord’s Spirit must agree with one another!); 24And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. 25Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another. 26Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: 27Neither give place to the devil. 28Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. 29Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. 30And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. 31Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: 32And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. Little does Satan know what is about to befall on him as well as All the Disobedient who follow after him without carrying about what God says, you know the ones who say I’m saved by grace and faith alone and walk the same as they did before they were supposively converted as in saved; when you walk as you did before, there is no repentance is there? Where’s the rebirth, the regeneration and the being born-again that is needed to be in fellowship with our LORD and KING, 1 Cor.6:17-20; 2 Cor.6:17-18? Jms.4:4; 1 Jn.2:15-17 & 5:19!!! Satan is on a short leash that the Lord allows him to run around on; Satan in just a puppet on a string who cannot do anything to one of God’s elect who have His blood and name applied to their souls; one of His anointed with His own Spirit in them! Only those who give Satan power are his slaves! Satan cannot do anything to mankind unless God says he can in order for man to be chastised so he will return to God and His favour!

Those who heed not this warning are headed just as those people were in Ezekiel’s day were headed; Ezekiel came warning them as do I; get ready FOR THE WRATH OF GOD TO COME! It is a warning to any generation for God changes not, Mal.3:6! Satan and the fallen angels of Hell are the brutish men in these verses, which will be your new task masters! These are the brutish men that God will unleash on all those souls who heed not the warning of God! It is a warning to seek God and His ways while He may be found; Jesus told us in Mt.7:7Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you (If you first seek God and His righteousness and then all these things will be added unto you, Mt.6:33!): 8For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. For our God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek after Him, Heb.11:6But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. But only to those who love Him and keep themselves only unto Him will he allow into His kingdom: Lk.13:23Then said one unto him (Jesus), Lord, are there few that be saved? And he (Jesus) said unto them, 24Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. 25When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are: 26Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. 27But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity. 28There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out. 29And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God. 30And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last. Strive to enter into the straight gate; meaning it is going to be difficult, for the gate is narrow meaning small as if restrictive, meaning one way passage, so small a natural man cannot go through but a supernatural man who is filled with Jesus’ own Spirit can pass right through without even opening, just as his Lord and master has shown him to do, Jn.20:19Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. You see with Jesus in you all things are possible which are normally impossible with man! A man who seeks God His way will never make it to the narrow gate let alone try and go through it! It takes the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit just to make it to that straight gate on the narrow path! And it takes the power of God to open that gate for His Saint who bears His name; who was buried with Him in baptism! In the only name that has all power attached to that name which is Jesus Christ for the remission (forgiveness and the stopping power to sin no more, something goes into remission it stops what it was doing and that means sinning, Jn.5:14; 8:11!) of sin! This Holy Spirit power is by which our feet will leave the ground and rise to meet Jesus in the air, this is that gate, the gate that separates the natural from the supernatural! The supernatural to leave through that gate which is over the grave called the world, which the natural man will never pass through! You must be born-again of His Holy Spirit to get the power to overcome the gate of death and the fires of Hell, which is in store for all natural men in the world, who have not these truths in them!

If you have not these supernatural powers you will be left for those brutish men in Ezekiel’s prophecies! Those brutish men who seek to steal, kill, and destroy, all people in the world just because they will not have the Lord’s ways for themselves! These brutish men who will torment and have no concerns about your freewill, that you so proudly used to justify yourself, we will see how well it holds up to their treatment of your eternal soul, in the Fires of Hell Forevermore!!! Verse 32 You shalt be fuel for the fire: they blood shall be (On your own head), in the midst of the land (meaning you will inhabit the earth for eternity as it melts as told by St. Peter, with fervent heat! 2 Pt.3:10But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. So how is it that you heed not these words of mine; for are they not His words written in His Holy Scriptures! So you see I speak no lies unto you, if we are not found in His ways when He returns; we will face His wrath to come, because we sought our own council and unwise brethren who will lead all twitching ears to where ever they want to go, just to have your money, food, and clothing, even your children, they care not for you; unless they bring the word of truth, that convicts your heart of your sins! While they of the world, preach just another feel good sermon and pat you on the bottom and send you out on your way to Hell, because you have not been weaned off milk and ready for strong foods worthy of students, teachers, stewards, disciples, preachers, evangelists, prophets, and even Apostles who need edification from all the brethren working and tightly fit together in perfect union with one another, in God’s truths!) If not you will be remembered no more; these things are written in the book of life: Rev.21:1And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea (Water on Earth or heavens only a fiery wrath of God, Rv.6:9-10!). 2And I John saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 4And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. 5And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. 6And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. 7He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

8But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death, which is the earth as we know it to be, after the Millennium! The true children of God do not belong here we are just traveling through, to our New Home in Heaven created for us by our God which is Jesus Christ, for only He is the fulness of the Godhead, and will come to bring us home to be where He is, Jn.14:1-3, Col.2:8Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world (theologies of the Roman Catholic Church the Nicolaitans Rev.2:1-7!), and not after Christ. 9For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 10And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: 11In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: 12Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. The sinner will never be remembered again (Is.43:18Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Rv.21:4And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.), from that time forward, because time as we know it will cease into eternity! All sinners will be fuel for the eternal Fire of Hell! It will be for all those who are interested in seeking God in their own ways and by the ways of man and the religions of the world around us; who is not of His divine Words; are much like Israel’s example to us, perfect in disobedience for us to see in His written words for our admonitions; for they worshipped God their way instead of His way; for this reason Jesus cursed that fig tree that did not have any fruit on it, which is symbolic of Israel as a nation; Which Jesus took away from them, as the people who were supposed to build His Church, who is His Bride who has made herself ready for her groom (Is.43:21 the gentile nation who are called by His name!), spotless and without wrinkle, blameless! For this is what Jesus is expecting from His people and few that there will be!!! Is.43:1-28

Those who try not to walk in the ways of God but still worship Him are these who will not be worthy of Him, Mt.10:37He 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. See you can talk any game in town you want to talk but it is how we serve our Lord, which makes us His children of the Light because He illuminates our ways into the promised lands of milk and honey! Those who follow after their own ways are these; Jer.16:1-21:

Only those who have known God by His name shall inherit the Kingdom of God; who are now called by His name; will enter into His rest, spoken of by Joel. For all who seek God their way will perish in the Fire that they themselves have kindled by their own ways; stick by stick; we either build for ourselves mansions in heaven where we have laid our treasures or we build the biggest bonfire the world is about to see and he who disobeys is the fuel for this great and terrible Fire of Hell; Liars of God’s truths will be the fuel for the biggest bonfire in Hell the world has ever seen and will ever see that will burn continually forever; because sin can only be purified by Fire in the eternal Lake of Fire; For the sinner must be cut asunder and cast out from among the children of God so they will not be contaminated with its filth, because unanswered sin just keeps growing as we see it growing today, just like an out of control plague, for that is the nature of sin, it’s just like fire that wants more wood to consume, Just as in this generation of ours, that is in Prv.30:12There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness. 13There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up. 14There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men. 15The horseleech hath two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not, It is enough: 16The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that saith not, It is enough. 17The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it! Are those who love their own truths and walk according to the World and Words of Sinners, Jn.15:19; 17:14ffs; 1 Jn.4:5ffs!!! Are you hated in the world? There is never enough sin for their tastes in this world! This is the reason the Lord speaks to the people in Ezekiel’s day as if it is of today as well; this is the reason we cry repent for the wrath of God is at hand! Is.40:3The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. He is about to come for His people who are called by His Name, who have studied this word and have been found approved in rightly divining His scriptures, as they have been written, 2 Tm.2:15! For this is the whole duty of man and that is to serve our Lord God in reverence and Godly fear, Ecc.12:13-14 & Mal.3:16-18, for when He speaks who can stand against it, no one will be able to stand before Him, who has sin in them, they will perish before they get into His presence just as Nadab and Abihu were destroyed before they even got to the Tabernacle of the Holy of Holies, even before the sanctuary itself, Lev.10:4! God and sin will not co-habitat together with one another! This is the reason Jesus was in the ground for three days after all sin of the whole world was laid upon Him; He was in the ground for three days to get sanctified as the priest of old did; they had to go through a three day period for sanctification; Exo.19:10And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their clothes, 11And be ready against the third day: for the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai. This is the reason Jesus said on the cross my God my God why have you forsaken me (Those words were prophetic, for all those who believe they are in the will of God and walk by their own ways, they will say in that day my God my God why have you forsaken me? Mt.7:12-14 & 21-23; Mt.12:30-32; Mk.8:35-38!); because the very presence of God in Jesus had to leave Jesus’ body while all the sin of the whole world was laid upon Jesus’ flesh as the wrath of God had been poured out on this sacrifice that He had prepared for Himself, that the Lord had prepared Himself for, Heb.10:1For  the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect. 2For then would they not have ceased to be offered? Because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins. 3But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year. 4For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.

 5Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: 6In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.

7Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me (The Holy Bible) Jesus, Jn.5:39 for every scripture is from God about God to come and take away our sins, Ac.20:28 it took the blood of God to do that!) to do thy will, O God. 8Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law; 9Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second. Mal.3:6; Mt.5:17-18; Mt.24:35; Heb.13:8! The second shall confirm the first and will agree and give glory to God in Jesus Christ for His reconciling the world unto Himself! 2 Cor.5:19-21! 10By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. 11And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: 12But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of God (Meaning Jesus is now in full authority, Mt.28:18 etc. God is the Holy Spirit and needs no hands, and for existence to exist God the Holy Spirit must allow it to exist beings He is preexistent, Jn.1:1-14!); 13From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. 14For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. 15Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before, 16This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; 17And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. 18Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin. 19Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; 21And having an high priest over the house of God; 22Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. 23Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised 😉

24And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 25Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. 26For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, (This is the sin of presumptuous sin, I was talking about earlier; we don’t get to do anything we feel is right in the flesh, Gal.5:16-18ffs; we must have Jesus’ laws, rules, statutes, judgments, sayings, scriptures, commandments, precepts, and lines upon lines written in our hearts, our minds, and our souls, for our spirit to live out; without the sprinkling of an evil conscience; we must be honest and trustworthy to our own selves in faith believing that we have done all that is required of us in the Lord’s words given to us by which we are supposed to live in; in order to co-habitat with our God supreme with a pure conscience knowing we have truthfully done all we could to be able to stand at His coming, so that when He does appear we will in fact be like Him in the Holy Spirit, pure with a heart just like Jesus’ who loves his brother enough to give their very own life for them, so that they may be found in a Righteuousness and Holiness that the Lord will accept of them and ourselves! This is perfection that our Lord is looking for in His servants, a pure heart, 2 Tm.2:21; just like the one King David had; a pure heart for he sought the heart of our Lord, 1 Sam.13:14; Ac.13:22: Is that all we are looking for today in our own selves?

27But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. Those who have filled their hearts with their own vain imaginations of what God will accept and what He will allow in a person’s walk, for so many say we are saved by grace and faith alone, without showing any good works, or the assembling, or fruits worthy of repentances, that are written in His scriptures; we are to bear His fruits in us or we are none of His yet still; how can the Holy Spirit reside in a supposively born-again Christian and not show forth fruits as our Lord said they would, Mk.16:15-20; unless they were of the sort who were about to be cut off, because they have not taken hold of the pruning and the cutting back in order for that branch to produce more fruits (the chastisement of our Lord) and are now about to be pruned for the final time and cut clear off and thrown into the burn pile; There is no once saved always saved, for we have a hope of salvation; but it is conditional on our response to our Lord’s calling on our lives; are we in fact in His Will yet still, Mt.12:46-50? Are we upholding our portion of the contract; to show forth good faith according to His word and works worthy of repentance, Lk.18:8; for this reason the apostle Paul wrote in Ac.26:19Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision: 20But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance. When Jesus comes inside us we are not of the world so how can we still say we have Jesus and still look identical to the world we are supposed to have come out of? Where is the separation, to be a Holy people set apart a Holy Nation, a priestly nation, of God’s righteousness in us and we are to be the righteousness of God in Jesus Christ, Jn.10:35; Lk.16:16-17; 2 Tm.3:16-17; 2 Cor.5:21; 2 Cor.6:16-18! Without Holiness and Righteousness no one will enter into the Lord’s Kingdom, Mt.5:20 & Heb.12:14Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: Right above this passage of scriptures it talks about the chastising of God to His children and how the Holy Spirit speaks to our hearts to let us know what the Lord wants for us to do in our lives and how we are to present His servant (You and Me) to the public; if we have turned off our hearing to what thus saith the Lord we had better get it turned back on (This is called to pray back through!)! Or we walk in our presumptuous sin in ignorance to what God has for us to be doing for Him! If we in our walk or worship, do not line up with the scriptures in our life, it is not the scriptures that are wrong my friends! For we have deceived ourselves into the same old disobedience Adam and Eve fell for; Satan said “did God really say to do that?” When we start questioning scripture for its accuracy, or judging whether God really wanted us to do those things written in His words we put our self as judging God and His word; we are the created trying to judge the creator, just as the parables about the potter and the clay; the pot can’t tell the potter what to make and how to make it! So who do you think you are? We must abide in Him and His word or be found deceitful, contentious, and presumptuous as hypocrites and liars still; as we are seen as a liar, lying to our own-selves as we lead ourselves to the open pit of Hell and jump in because we have allowed Satan to cause us to question our faith in God as Adam and Eve, Saul, and Judas did, just to name a few! When we lose faith and return to the world, it would have been better for us, never to have known the way of truth; than to leave it and go back into the world of lusts of the flesh and the pride of life and the lusts of the eyes; this is exactly what the Apostle Peter was talking about, the dog returning to its vomit and the pig to its wallow! (2 Pt.2:18For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error. 19While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. 20For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. 21For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. 22But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire. So much for once saved always saved!): Heb.10:28He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: 29Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden underfoot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? (God’s grace is not some magical blanket that covers up your sins and makes them invisible to God; God’s grace is the power to confront sin head on and put it under you and behind your back just as Jesus told Satan to get thee hence from me in Mt.4:10; we are to have dominion over all sin and put it under us and behind us, not to sit and wallow in it, Gen.4:7!) 30For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. 31It is a fearful thing (To lie to thine own self and to be found a liar of self righteousness!), to fall into the hands of the living God. 32But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions; 33Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used (To those who no longer go and do the things they used to do, or dress the way they used to dress or talk the way they used to talk, because they have become new persons or new creatures of God Born-again, Jn.1:12-13; like their creator who created them into Himself and they are found to be like Him, that is not of this world, Jn.17:14! Mal.3:16Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name. 17And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. 18Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.). 34For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance. 35Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. 36For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. 37For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. 38Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man drawback, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. 39But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul. For we seek a kingdom that is not made with hands, for everything we see and touch in this word is passing away with a fiery fervent heat as heaven and earth pass away, never to be remembered anymore! And those found to remain in faith believing in God’s Holy Words; will be found in the Lambs Book of Life, in the New Heavens and the New Jerusalem which cometh from our Lord Jesus Christ the maker of all things, Jn.1:1-14; 8:31-32 & 51; Col.1:9-28; Ro.1-32; 11:36! Because they meditated on His words day and night and have been found approved, Ac.17:11; rightly divining His words correctly to their salvation 2 Tm.2:15! Showing forth fruits worthy of good works according to the Lord’s divine calling placed upon their lives by Him as He Ordained them each and every one of them for a special specific portion of work in His fields of Labor and they will all bear His fruits! Some a hundred fold, some sixty, some thirty fold but they will be found in His fields working when He returns to bring them home, for they will be found standing at the door when He calls, “open to me that I may come in and dine with you!,” Mt.24:45-46; Lk.12:37; Rv.16:15: Because those of Jesus Christ know the sound of His voice and know it when He speaks to them, can you hear His voice today, as He calls you to come and dine with Him and enjoy His word as you eat it as your bread of life; for every word out of His mouth is our bread of life, Mt.4:4; Lk.4:4! What are you feeding on today, man’s word or to the words of the hope of salvation that is in Christ Jesus’ own words of truth that He has already shared with all of us, “I am the way, the truth and the life,” in which you must live in order to see the Father, Jn.14:6! As He said to all His disciples; follow Me! Jn.8:31Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free, Jn.1:17. So how is it you know not the word of God or His voice; is it because you have been deceived and are in fact listening to the world and its doctrines of man and have not been truly born-again of water and His Spirit according to His operations which are in His words of truth? If Jesus walked in all the law and no sin was found in Him who was sinless and was made sin for us so that we could be saved; how is it that He said to follow Him and do as He did when He kept all the law and told us to follow Him and to keep His commandments, doesn’t sound to me that there is no law anymore, because it is supposed to be written in our hearts and upon our minds so where did it go? Can no one hear what thus saith the Lord anymore? They are as the seed that fell among the weeds and the cares of this world and its propaganda of vain philosophies, psychologies and theologies of the Catholicism, Lutheranism, Wesleyanism, Calvinism, Arminianism, or whateverism have choked out the word of God to where they of the world cannot ever remember what His voice or His word sounds like anymore! We have Commentaried ourselves to death with man’s doctrines instead of relying on God and His word to do its job in faith trusting in what He gave to us to bring to others, for their salvation! We need no gimmicks, or programs, or special holidays to bring in those lost in the world; for it is God who calls the lost to Him; Jn.6:44No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. 45It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me. Therefore if any man seeks God they will find Him if they are truly His, because they are already predestined, 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. So God’s children depart from iniquity and no longer live in sin! These are our laws to live in or we are just fooling ourselves with all the rest of them who live in sin trying to justify their own actions and deceiving others to come along with them and join them in their shame, Dan.12:2! Apostasy is apostasy and there is no such thing as a white lie or doing evil that a good may come out of it as Paul spoke to us in these verses: 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. 19Now we know that what things so ever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. 20Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. 21But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; 22Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: 23For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 24Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 25Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission (Stopping) of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; 26To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. 27Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. 28Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. 29Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also: 30Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith. 31Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law. You see we establish the law of the written word of God in our lives by adhering to it with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength as we love God with referent fear and follow after Him in word and deed, Jms.2:1My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons. 2For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment; 3And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool: 4Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts? 5Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him? 6But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats? 7Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called? 8If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well: 9But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors. 10For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. 11For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law. 12So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty. 13For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment. 14What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? 15If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, 16And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? 17Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. 18Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. 19Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. 20But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? 21Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? 22Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? 23And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. 24Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. 25Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way? 26For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. (Ac.26:20 Faith in salvation in and by the word of God; requires fruits worthy of repentance!) You see we are a law unto ourselves in faith believing in every word that has been brought forth out of the mouth of God and His Apostles, using them in the proper context for our advantage in truth not in deception or to hide our shame of the lusts of the flesh and the self seeking pride of self will, we must be as innocent children of God in order to come and live with Him in perfection; who can only lay at His feet in purity, bowed down to Him in submission, to His every word, as our faithful God and Lord of ALL Mt.4:4; Mt.12:46-50 because the will of God is the Holy Spirit’s own will, Mt.12:31-32, if we work in contentiousness against his word which is His will for us, it will be to our own detriment!

So who are the children of God supposed to listen too? We are to listen to what thus saith the Lord by the Holy Spirit and His Holy Anointed Ordained Prophets, and Apostles that have written the beginning and the ending of the Holy Bible which St. John sealed with Rev.22:18-19 and obey those written words of truth within its front cover clear to the back cover and every word in between 2 Tm.3:16-17; Lk.16:16-17: And we are to know His words of truth and have them memorized in our hearts and always before our hearts, minds, souls, spirits, and our bodies; His word must be all over every aspect of our lives and when someone speaks contrary to His word we should feel the hair on the back of our necks begin to rise up as our voices begin to correct that false prophet, preacher, evangelist, teacher or whatever they maybe who speak in error! We should be as the Berea’s 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 more noble 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. 12Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few. Who searched the word daily and were found approved of! It is one thing to read the word and quite another to read the word and then walk therein and to be found approved, working in the parameters of every word in its practical contextual truths, 2 Tm.2:15-26 to recover the lost who walk in error! We who are the children of God are supposed to listen to those who have been equipped and Ordained of God to provide for His people shepherds, who will lay down their lives for their sheep! Who would never think about saying anything that would compromise the word of God or their standing in the heavenly councils, where each minister will be judged more harshly that anyone else, Jms.3:1; Lk.12:45But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; 46The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. 47And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. 48But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more. 49I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled? You see we will be judged according to what we bring forth to you and everyone we preach to and exegesis (translate) His word and bring forth what He wants His children to seek; which is only Him and leave the world to them who love it, for there is a time which is rapidly approaching where we should not approach or keep approaching the same people over and over again, for that is casting your pearls before swine and you are wasting your God given precious time on an infidel who after two or three admonishing (Doesn’t mean we quit interceding for them in prayer, that our Lord will bring them back to salvation!) we should give over to Satan (Tit.3:10-11) so that he may be chastised to bring him back to the Lord and save his soul; if that one will repent and seek the Lord for forgiveness, then we have won our brother again and covered a multitude of sins, Jms.5:19-20! These are just a few of the things children of God are supposed to do for Him! In everything we say and do must be for His glory or it is for our own selfish wants, for all we really need is Jesus Christ and He will provide all that we will ever truly need, Pr.30:8-9; Lk.22:35; 1 Tm.6:6-8;! We must never let our want to, to over ride our salvational needs (necessities), of love for just Him and His way (Word or Will for us!), it must over ride our earthly wants and desires of the flesh! There is but “One Lord” and “One faith” (Built on trust of His Word, this is called faith in Him and His Truths by abiding in Him and His Word!), that is truly related to Him, His word is His will in our lives, forever His children, who must unfortunately reside in the same church with the tares; but we will know who is who by their fruits they bear, Mt.7:15-21! In these last days there will be many who profess a right way in which to go by the written word of God but they will walk according to the world (2 Tm.3:5), they will have a form of godliness but lack the power thereof, to put sin behind them, and they will continue to walk as the world as if it’s ok and they will say that the grace of God will over ride your sins as some king of magical blanket which covers sin because evidently they failed to get what Paul was talking about in Ro. Chapter 6, if you believe that kind of doctrine, you need to read Ro.6 and 1 and 2 Timothy again as well as Titus, (2 Tm.3:16-17); Those kind of teachers, leading all those who do not even try to live in God’s Righteousness yet alone Holiness that is required in our Lord’s Holy Words and in His Holy called out and separated people called His bride 2 Cor.5:21 & 2 Cor.6:17-18; They believe in what is called cheap grace that cost you nothing; these are those who are the least in the kingdom of God, Mt.5: 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. If you have any doubt where the least place is, let me clear it up for you right here, Hell is part of the Kingdom of God even though there is a great gulf between the two realms of God: Heaven and Hell are still in the realms of His Universe as seen in Lk.16:19-31; and Jesus and His word is the only bridge that you can have access to, that can bring you across that gulf that lies between Heaven and Hell, Mt.7:13-14 and He alone is that gate which protects Heaven from sin entering therein, Jn.10:1-11 Phil.2:10!

The Five Fold Ministry (1 Cor.12:27-28; Eph.4:11-12; Ro.12:1-21), that God has set in order and is fulfilled or carried out by His Ordained preachers who have set apart their own lives for Jesus’ service (Sanctified & Consecrated) and keeping Jesus’ peoples safe, these the Lord will equip (Ordain by His Word, Jn.15:16), for His service, for He alone knows their needs, their strengths, and their weaknesses, that He needs to build up for them! Man’s schools help in training but its God who does the Calling, Ordaining, Anointing, Equipping, and the sending, He will make a way for them to go and open and shut the doors He needs us to go through and to stay away from, through praying and fasting, for that is our link and our communication line to Jesus’ own heart! Jesus’ only five fold ministry will only use one reference book for our traveling through this life and it is going to be His Book of life called the Holy Bible, for in it contains all our instructions to His Holy Land we are headed for. The Promised Land of Milk and Honey that He alone has put in order for us; who have called our God by His name, and Jesus will bring us Home to Him who are called by His name, and have made themselves without spot and without wrinkle; the few that are perfect and Blameless! The true Children of Jesus Christ’s way, truth, and life will be with the Father of all in all (Col.3:11) because we have submitted to His will and His Word! The true children of God are those who are kept by His Holy Bible and love of His word as Himself for they are inseparable, you cannot have one without the other no matter what any man says; Lk.16:15And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. 16The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it. 17And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail! This is our only guide given to us whereby we must be saved in Jesus’ name Ac.4:12. There is no salvation given to man from under heaven by which we must be saved! For all power of Heaven and in the earth and under the earth is tied to that one name and that name is Jesus’ very own name, Mt.28:18 and that is the reason the Apostles knew to baptize in Jesus’ name, for we are to be buried in His likeness, and the Father never died which is the Holy Spirit as we see in Jn.4:24God is a Spirit: and there is but one good as Jesus said, which used in the Greek means agathose which means goodness that originates from God, meaning blameless, pure or Holy, thus the Holy Spirit which is tied directly to the first two verses in the Holy Bible, Gen.1:1-2 which became light in verse three, Jn.8:12Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life! For this reason the apostles knew who Jesus was when Jesus never corrected doubting Thomas in Jn.20:24But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. 25The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the LORD. But he said unto them: Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe. 26And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut (Kekleismenon meaning locked), and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. 27Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. 28And Thomas answered and said unto him, My LORD and my God. (You see Jesus is God because God cannot lie, Tit.1:2; Heb.6:18 and God will not be of any part of a lie, and if Jesus were not God Jesus would have to have cleared up His disciples incorrect interpretation of what he was witnessing; if he had the wrong interpretation of the scene he was seeing!), 29Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. 30And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: 31But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God (according to the flesh of His earthly father King David; Jesus is fully God and fully Man, Mt.1:23; Col.2:9-10; Is.40:3!); and that believing ye might have life through his name, Jn.3:3-8! In the water baptism in His name, buried with Him in the watery grave, (Ro.6:1-10; Gal.3:27; Col.2:12 the New Testament Covenant of the Lord Jesus Christ! Jn.15:20), and in His Holy Spirit we become one, Jn.17:19-26, Zech.14:9And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name ONE, 1 Tm.2:5-6; Gal.3:20; Jms.2:19. To only those who are called by His name, knowing who He is Jn.4:24 in Truth (Jn.6:44-46; 8:47), and that He is not part of anything called some manmade theology called the trinity: He is God in All and of All, Col.3:11, Ac.2:36; 10:36! He is both LORD and the CHRIST the only God with Us, Mt.1:23, Is.7:14 our Immanuel! The First and the Last, who was living and was dead and lives forevermore, Rev.1:18I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death! For this reason we are baptized in the only name by which salvation came! In word or deed do all in the name of Jesus Christ to the glory of God the Father by Him (Jesus) because they are One, Jn.10:30 because when we see Jesus we see Him (God) that sent Him (Jesus) Jn.12:45, Jesus is God manifested for our very own salvation for the children of God 1 Tm.3:16; which He purchased with His own blood, Ac.20:28! When we have Jesus we are complete and are in need of nothing else for our salvation is complete Col.2:8-12 and we are wholly justified by His name and His Spirit in us, 1 Cor.6:11, we are washed sanctified, and ordained by His words, Jn.15:1-16, when we abide in His words and keep unto Him only (Sanctified) and serve Him as He served the will of the Holy Spirit in His flesh and when we do the same He will be our comforter Jn.14:15-18 and be alongside in our hearts leading us into all His truths Jn.14:26, that where He is, we may be also, Jn.14:1-4, bringing glory to the Father by His sons (You and I) living for the Father they love; keeping to ever word and saying, given to us for our admonishing 2 Tm.3:16-17, to keep us for His use as faithful servants of the most High God, the Almighty God, Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ, The Lord’s Messiah, the King of Kings and LORD of Lords, the Lord of the Host, those who are called by His name! Is.9:6 our Immanuel meaning God with us, Mt.1:23, the same God John the Baptist was clearing a way for as told in Is.40:3 for our God, Mt.17:12-13!

Only He can bring us into salvation in which must meet His approval (Operations, Col.2:12), for only He knows what He will accept for sin to be covered and seen no more, and that cannot be done without the blood of Jesus being applied to our soul after repentance and at Baptism (Where the blood is applied to the soul!) in the only name by which salvation comes, Ac.4:12 which gives the power to be forgiven of all sins and the power to go and sin no more; when we turn from our wicked ways and bring a public confession of faith in baptism in the only name by which salvation is obtained, in the written word of God, by which we must be saved because it hast to be His operation to make it justified before His Holy eyes and by the power of His Holy name which has all power attached to it, in which we can accomplish all things in Jesus’ name, Jn.14:14, and no other way is permitted by His sovereign words, they must be obeyed, Jn.8:51 & 15:20, or you follow man’s rituals which will never save anyone! It is God’s words and His operations which redeem the lost, as all His Apostles knew quite well; for this reason they did as directed by the Holy Spirit by which we all will be saved or lost in disobedience to His word! Ac.2:38-40; Ac.8:16; 10:45-47; as well as the Apostle Paul’s baptism unto the gentiles and the disciples of John the Baptist who Paul found in Ephesus, Ac.19:1-7 Paul told the Corinthians that he was not called to baptize but to preach this gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified for our sins, not with wisdom of man’s words but in the power of the Holy Spirit, so that he may show that he was called by our Lord Jesus and was equipped for His service, so he should know how baptism should be done, being he was trained in the deserts of Arabia by way of Damascus for three years by revelation of God’s Son in him, (Gal.1:1-(15-16)-24) before Paul met any of the Apostles in Jerusalem, as he told us in Galatians chapter 1. Paul was taught by revelation from Jesus Himself, through praying and fasting seeking the face of God in the wilderness! Therefore Paul was baptizing correctly as we see in Ac.19:1-7 which agreed with all the other Apostle’s way also; he Paul, showed us there is but one right way to be baptized for remission of sin; and to receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost from on high by the very name of Jesus Christ; we are instructed today as well to do whatever needs to be done in that same name which holds all power from on High as Paul instructed, Jn.14:14 in Col.3:17! Jesus’ name was given to His Apostles for this very purpose, which all glory will come to the Father by the son’s of God! Jn.14:13 Whatever we ask for in Jesus name will be granted if we ask that which is in His will, for we must know what we are to pray for, for some things are not in the Lord’s will as the apostle John has shown us in 1 Jn.5:15And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him. 16If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he (you or I) shall pray for it, (Mt.12:31-32).17All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death (The sin of ignorance of His will for us; therefore we have been commanded to grow in knowledge of Him and His grace, 2 Pt.3:13-18; Eph.4:11-20 till Christ be formed in us, Gal.4:18-19!). A sin of ignorance to God’s truths, Words, and Ways; because presumptuous sin will be forever seen as blasphemy of the Holy Spirit’s words, for all scripture was written by men who have been carried along in the Holy Ghost, 2 Pt.1:21 which is the Spirit of Christ Jesus in them, 1 Pt.1:11; men who were the tool or the pin dipped in the red ink of His blood, Ac.20:28, the Holy anointing ink of the Holy Ghost in the hand of our Lord! 1 Pt.1:11; 2 Pt.1:21; 2 Tm.3:16-17, all scripture is Holy Ghost inspired word of God, for our correction, reproof, admonition and doctrine for instructions for righteousness, by which we will be throughly furnished and equipped for every good work, it takes all of these things before we can be Holy in the sight of God! 1Jn.5:18We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not. 19And we know that we are of God and the whole world lieth in wickedness. 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.

Many people try to get by with just what is required of the Lord; they seek the Lord with the wrong attitude and seek to serve Him their way. They will never make it to the Promised Land because they have an attitude like the Israelites in the desert, they sought the Lord for what He could do for them and not what they were supposed to be doing for Him as faithful children and servants; This was carried into the New Church of God as well in Ananias and Sapphira even Peter before his conversion Mt.19:27, who wanted to be part of the New Church of Jesus Christ but failed to put their trust in the Lord and tried to withhold back of some of the money they had from selling their land and lied to the Apostles about the money; trying to deceive the others, you see they just wanted to do what they had to do, but they still wanted all the blessings of God while they worshipped Him their way, Acts Chapter 5! The Lord sees our hearts; we can’t hide it from Him, He sees it as if we were made of glass! Our sin in our hearts is just as black as if it was lying on a bed of new snow; there is no hiding it from our Lord! Ananias and Sapphira learned this the hard way for our admonition, to warn us that the Holy Spirit will bring all truths to light whether wrong or right, we must serve our God with a right heart, as a loving child not as a disobedient brat who needs constant supervision! To Ananias and Sapphira it cost them their own lives trying to deceive the Holy Spirit, how much do we think we can get away with? Our God changed not! If we don’t serve Him with all our hearts why should we even try, He doesn’t want a part time Christian; it won’t work with our Lord who gave His all! When it comes to us we must give Him our all as He did for us, nothing else will do; for our example Ananias and Sapphira: Lost their lives and were put in the ground for their deception of obedience! We aren’t fooling anyone but our own selves when we try to worship the Lord our way and not His! Jn.4:24 says we must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth, He sees all, clear into our hearts; He knows our mind, our heart, our souls and our spirit, there is no hiding anything from our God! All sin will come out and be shouted from the rooftops everything done in secret will be manifested in the light and made known to all, at judgment, when the book of life is opened up! Your life will be displayed for all to see, and the Lord will say if it were not for this, you could have entered in, but you decided to do this your way and not mine, right here I sent you a word and you would not receive it! You said to yourself surly the Lord will forgive this; it is not that bad, I know I’m supposed to do it this way but He will understand and let me do it my way, surly God will understand I’m just flesh and blood, I’m not like Him, all humans are weak, He will understand, surly He will! That’s exactly what Satan said to Eve! Then she talked her way right out of her blessing didn’t she? So is everyone else who serves the Lord their way and not His, we have one way in which we can serve our Lord and that is in His will and doing things His way! Or you go the way of Ananias and Sapphira and Nadab and Abihu, which were given over to Satan beings they listened to him; they gave Satan all their power in walking a lie, our walk is our worship in God’s eyes! If we will be judged by every idle word think how much more we will be judged by what we do with this lifetime He gave us; that is what chapter 12 of Matthew and Romans of the same chapter was all about, keeping yourself as worthy children in the will of their Father; we need to use this Holy Bible and use these verses in it by their contextual meanings and put them in action in our lives: not to just read and understand the meaning and walk away as if they meant nothing to us as one of the none believers; otherwise, we are found to be a hypocrite, a self righteous fraud with no understanding, wisdom, or knowledge that has no understanding! Unless we put this Holy Bible to work in our lives we walk in vain serving the Lord our way without picking up our cross and we will be found not worthy of Him; that is what chapter 10 & 16 of Matthew is all about, serving the Lord His way not ours! Our way will not save anyone because our ways are not His ways, Is.55:6Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: 7Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. 8For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 9For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts (Are not these thoughts and ways of our Lord supposed to be ours after receiving His Spirit in us. Teaching us His Truths? These ways that are above our ways should now be part of our life and written in our minds and always on our hearts to be displayed for the world to see; a child of the Lord Jesus Christ not having to conform to the ways of carnal man and this evil world anymore: That the glory of God can now shine in our faces as it did in Jesus’, 2 Cor.4:6! Hag.1:5Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts: Consider your ways.). That is what Isaiah chapter 55 is all about, coming to the Lord His way and not how we think it ought to be done, for our ways are not His ways and we will always add something to it or take something that needs to be done left undone, Deu.4: 2Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you. Old Testament to New Testament God is the same, Rev.22:18For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. This is what is meant by; going not to the right hand or the left: Deu.5:29O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children forever! 30Go say to them, Get you into your tents again (Just like children God sent them to their rooms so they could think about what they have heard!). 31But as for thee (Moses), stand thou here by me, and I will speak unto thee all the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which thou shalt teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess it. 32Ye shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. 33Ye shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess. God changes not: Deu.17:20; 28:14; Josh.1:7; 23:6; Prov.4:25Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. 26Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. 27Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil; & the New Testament; Heb.12:13And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed. 14Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: 15Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled; 16Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. 17For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears! God changes not and the sin of man abounds when left to his own devises; Pro.5:21For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings. 22His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins. 23He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray. Because sin has entered into the world and man puts his flesh first instead of his eternal soul, for this reason we must be born-again of the Holy Spirit and let Him teach us how to live in the Spirit and put our flesh under control and to not walk by sight of man but let our Lord’s words lead us into all Righteousness and Holiness for without which no man will enter into His kingdom without that which we need; for it will be a covering for us and we will be arrayed in fine robes of white, with a banner of royal blue with Holiness written in scarlet letters across it as we present ourselves to Him as a chase bride who has made herself ready for her groom, with royal robes dressed to the wrists and to the floor, without spot or wrinkle, perfectly blameless, and glorious to His sight! His children who are Christ centered in word and deed, with all His words written in their hearts and on their minds before anything we do or say let it be done as an oracle of God: Let us be found with His name written on our foreheads, Rv.7:3; 9:4; 1 Pt.4:11-14, as ministers of God, His ministers a flame of fire, the overcomers written in chapters 2 and 3 of Revelations of Jesus Christ to John; those who have finished their race well, who have a hope of salvation, Ro.8:24, for we have no salvation until we hear His faithful words. “Well done My good and faithful servant,” then will we have salvation but until then we are in the trials and tribulations to overcome as faithful children of God; Who know all His high standards and ways, which is His words of eternal life, Jn.8:51; Jn16:33, that are higher than man’s ways of this world, Is.55:8-9!

The only job the apostles had to do was use what the Lord had given them for the salvation of their brethren who will receive their testimonies of their witness! Their only job was to give to the world exactly what our Lord gave to them to bring to us exactly what He wanted us to have and to use; why would we try and change one word of it? St. John finished the Holy Bible according to the Lord’s own testimonies to John, and sealed it with curses and blessing just as Moses finishes the Lord’s testimonies in the Old Testament, that are still current today, for the righteousness of God changes not for time, man can change all he wants but God’s ways are written in stone, meaning that if we will not follow them He will raise up those stones and they will cry out against us! Just as Jesus carried them forward in His testimonies as He fulfilled each and every one of the Old Testament commandments which were just shadows of things to come in the New Testament for us to live out in our lives and we are to follow Him in word and deed, or we will find ourselves fighting against our Lord and God, as the Sanhedrin found them-selves to be doing in synoptic gospels and the book of Acts!

Now let all of us who are gathered here, to hear Jesus’ words from His Holy Anointed vessels obey His words, repent from our wicked ways and the ways of man, and the rituals of the world’s religions after traditions of man’s worship and return to what thus saith the Lord our God out of His Holy Writings; And remember the last supper as Christ Jesus told us to do in remembrance of him; and keep His message of being our brothers servant while we wash his feet and pray a prayer of faith over our brethren to have the Lord’s ways be in grained in our minds and upon our hearts to never depart from them and keep them to us as they in return keep us from the sin of world around us! By His sovereign words of life, we will be sustained forever to reap His rewards for He has not given up on us; He would that none should be lost and whosoever will receive Him, can come and drink of the water of life freely, Is.55:1Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. 2Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? Hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. 3Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David. 4Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people. 5Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the LORD thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee. 6Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: 7Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For this reason Jesus came that we might have life and have it more abundantly, and be filled with Him as He promised that He would not forsake us but come to us and dwell inside us, to bring us to where He is, that we might be with Him forever in His glory! Jn.14:1Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. 4And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. 5Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? 6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. As Jesus lived we are to do the same as He did and His followers the Apostles, who have left for us perfect examples to follow after, in our own lives! This is how we gain the best gifts we were told to covet after by the Apostle Paul, 1 Cor.12:31But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way. Which Paul did in the very next chapter; which is all about love, and for the love of God (1 Jn.4:1-13), and love for our fellow man is the fulfillment of all the law (Mt.7:1-14; Mk.8:35-38; Gal.5:14; Ro.13:8-10 are just a few!) and the prophets (testimonies, or scriptures, and prophecies, which are a testimony of Jesus as our LORD of Lords and KING of Kings, Jn.5:39; Rv.19:10 because God is love and has redeemed us with His manifested love for all humanity, that none should be lost but all come to repentance and to be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins, Ac.2:38-40!)! We are admonished to do the same and treat no man with evil even if we are despitefully treated, repay not evil with evil, Ro.12:21Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

Is this not what is wrong with our country as we try and bomb our enemies into submission with bombs and bullets? Would not our great God do what He said He would and protect those who feed the hungry and clothe the naked, and give drink to the thirsty AND BLESS HIS ENEMIES as His word says to do (Pr.25:21-22; Ro.12:20-21), and when we work to bring peace with love and faithfulness to Him who has the perfect plan of life, would not He protect us with Himself and be a strong tower for all of us to run into Ps.18:1-3; Ps.61:1-3; Pr.18:10; Heb.2:13? How can anyone try to attack you when you are loving them, feeding them, clothing them, making sure they have plenty of water to drink and food to eat; with all God’s blessings He has for His children’s needs to live righteously, He said when we do these things to the least of men we do it to Him Mt.25:40; and He would make sure we would be blessed, for doing His word! Is this not our nations motto; “In God we trust”? Why then don’t we try it and let Him prove Himself Mal.3:10, and His word beings He can’t lie! Should not we do like Joshua and we and all those in our house serve the Lord, and keep all His commandments; as a one nation under God! All of our nations founding forefathers would be ashamed of us right now if they could see the state of this country, which their blood bought for us! How much more is our God ashamed of us who say they are a Christian? Right now our Lord is saying: Is.29:13Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men: You see right now men are learning what to say to us from college professors in college seminaries instead of what thus sayeth the Lord! We need to hear what Jesus has told us here also; for He quoted from Is.29 Himself! Mt.15:7Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, 8This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. 9But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. You see we have done and are still doing the same exact thing as they did back then; we will not hear a man unless he has one of their diplomas or degrees or PhDs. But our Lord does the equipping, and the ordaining not men! Jn.15:16Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. Just give me a man who went to the school of Jesus as our brother Paul went to in Damascus for three years the same amount of time the Apostles were with Jesus in the fields of His operations before His crucifixion!

The Lord will not look you over for degrees and for PhDs and diplomas; but He will look you over for scars you received in the service of Him and His gospel! Mk.8:33But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men. 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! Seek not the things of men but what sayeth the Lord: Hag.1:5Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts: Consider your ways. And in Hag.1: verse 6Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes. 7Thus saith the LORD of hosts: Consider your ways. Because you listen to them who tell you to send them your money and tithing’s and the Lord will increase your finances which the Bible tells us to run from them, who proclaim godliness in financial gains; 1 Tm.6:3If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; 4He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, 5Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. 6But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7For we brought nothing into this world and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 8And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. 9But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. We don’t need to send our tithes to them who do not even know God in Christ reconciling the world unto His own self! 2 Cor.5:19 or 1 Tm.3:16 or Mt.1:23 that Jesus is God with Us, because God is One, Mk.12:29 from Deu.6:4 because God changes not, He is God all by Himself, Zech12:10And 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, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. 1 Pt.1:11 & 2 Pt.1:21 When we get to the understanding God is the Holy Spirit (Jn.4:24) and that He became flesh we understand the Father in the Son and the Son in the Father 2 Jn.8-11!!! Then why do we send money and tithing to them who do not even know who God is in Jesus Christ both Lord and Christ as Peter said in Ac.2:36 and Ac.10:36 Lord of All as Apostle Paul said Col.3:11but Christ is all, and in all. Titus 2:1But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine: 2That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience. 3The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; 4That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, 5To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. 6Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded. 7In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, 8Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you. 9Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again; 10Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things. 11For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

13Looking for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Which agrees with the Apostle John’s writings; 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! (Because He God used the flesh of the tribe of Judah fulfilling the promise to King David that his descendants would sit on the throne of the Kingdom of Israel forever and ever: the only way that could happen is if God became there King as well as their God: Both Lord and Christ the Lord’s Holy One and Anointed One! Ac.2:36 All God and All man! Son of God according to the flesh because He is LORD (Jesus’ Holy Spirit) unto my Lord (to David the Lord’s Prophet and King of Israel, Ps.110:1; 2 Sam.7:12-16ffs; Which then became the Holy Spirit speaking to Jesus His own flesh, LORD said to my Lord for the flesh will always submit to the Holy Spirit, Jn.3:6; 8:29, 1 Cor.15:28 who has the only blasphemy clause in the whole Holy Bible placed upon the Holy Spirit; is given to the Holy Spirit because God is Spirit, Jn.2:24!), Ps.110:1The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool!)

Tit.2:14Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. 15These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee. We are to be a zealous people proving who we really are in Christ Jesus, showing signs, miracles, and wonders, having dreams and tongues with interpretations and old men will have dreams and your young men will having visions, Joel.2:28ff! So are you living the word of God or the word of men?

Jesus said: Jn.8:51Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.

You notice it says “saying” in the singular tense; there is but one saying in this set of passages that stands out, but Jesus was talking about all that was said in this Holy Bible as His saying Jn.5:39; Because He was speaking to Holy men as they were carried along in the Holy Spirit by Him as they wrote or had written for them (As Jeremiah did with Baruch in Jer.36:4) that they would know Him when He came to them by His given word, Jn.8:47; 1 Pt.1:11; 2 Pt.1:21! Even to the point of having His word rewritten when it was damaged or burned up as we see in Jeremiah chapter 36 in verses 1-32Then took Jeremiah another roll, and gave it to Baruch the scribe, the son of Neriah; who wrote therein from the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of the book which Jehoiakim king of Judah had burned in the fire: and there were added besides unto them many like words. When the Lord does the adding to a curse it isn’t going to end well for those who heed not what thus sayeth the Lord! Therefore we must keep unto the word He gave us to do! And if we do not believe Jesus is who He says He is, when He says, if you believe in God then believe in Me, Jn.14:1 as well as here in Jn.8:24I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I Am He, ye shall die in your sins. It isn’t going to end well with you either! Therefore take note of what thus sayeth the Lord’s prophet, the word I speak!

Repent from your wicked ways and return to Him who Loves you!

Repentance and remission of sin is carried out by none other than Jesus Himself; for there is no salvation in any name given under heaven by which we must be saved! Is that not what a child of God is to do, but follow every word our sweet Jesus gave us to do for Him! And come and follow His Apostles and what they have done and obey them for they were of Him, Jn.15:20; and come as our apostles and obey what thus saith the Lord our God; for only they had the keys to God’s heavenly gate! The straight gate where nothing crooked can pass through! We are called to strive, meaning it is going to be difficult but not impossible with His Spirit inside us leading us in the paths of His righteousness, we become more than conquerors, for greater is He that is in us who is greater than he that is in the world, 1 Jn4:4! Why would we be happy with anything this world has to offer when we can have eternity in Jesus Christ, worshipping Him and praising that which is the greatest of all! Is there anything in this world worth having that comes close to be compared to Jesus Christ and what is in store for His bride; who He loves and will give all things to her? If you even have to think about it, you don’t know Jesus the way you should, and I stand in doubt of you my friends! For there is nothing but Him and His words of life to me, that I’m making my own! The straight gate that we have been told to strive for by Jesus is the way to His heart, which pricks our hearts so that only Jesus can heal them, with a single touch of the Masters hand, for our hearts are not going to be complete till we have Jesus with us and in us! He is the one who makes us whole, with a new heart one designed for worship, praising, praying and fasting, the keys to His straight gate which opens His heart and where He can lead us to the land of promise, Ps.48:14!

St. Peter told us to repent and be baptized every one of you! In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the Remission of our sins Ac.2:38-40! Then comes our blessings; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit! For this is the promise unto you and your children’s, children, and to all that are a far off; even to as many as our Lord our God shall call. And with many others words did Peter testify and exhort, saying save yourselves from this untoward generation. We are to humble ourselves to the Almighty God and all of His words! Without obedience to Jesus and His words we are just as lost as the world who knows Him not still! Without obedience we have no rights to the inheritance which is tied directly to the power of His everlasting words!

I end this with a call: Many are called but few will be chosen: Mt.7:13-14; 20:16; 22:14 & Lk.13:23-30; for the first will be last and the last will be first; and you in the last days will be first to be with our Lord and saviour, but His children who are the first will be the last which will become the first because He has used them for our instructions and admonitions, they have humbled themselves to His every word and now prove the words our Lord has said to us: by living in them! Jesus’ words that allowed us to be grafted into the natural olive tree, we being wild branches! So we should never let ourselves be thinking ourselves exalted; for God can graft into that natural olive tree the natural braches that He pruned off to make room for us, easier than He grafted us who are wild by our nature into that same holy tree! For what the Lord made holy for His use is sanctified to be redeemed at His will! Why is it; the next generation is always thinking it is better than the one before it? Is it not the creator who has created all things and allowed the next to come and replace that which is worn out, from His goodness and loving kindness to be seen, Ro.2:4! Then why is it that His goodness and kindness cannot be resembled in those who come to replace that which was before them? Many are called but few will find their way to the one straight gate on the narrow path! Is that not our greatest calling; to put our Lord before our own self and see how He can complete in us what He wants and let His work become perfect in us in His way? That is faith and what it is all about; trusting in Him which is not seen but felt in your own spirit leading us to Him like steel be drawn to a magnet!

So no matter what we have learned today, in all the doctrines of our Lord; we must obey His every word to be one of the called and chosen few who obey His word!

So if we are sanctified and cleaned and washed by the word of God; we must be obedient to it in everything we do and say! Just like Noah following the Lord and doing what the Lord told him as the neighbors around him called him every crazy thing under the then sunny, then cloudy, then pouring skies; to their own shame and detriment! Only those who are obedient to His words are going to be saved, from the wrath to come; According to Scripture not according to me but according to God’s own Word! Only those who obey God are actually in His favour or Grace! We have seen by the very words of God; that His children who are called by His name, will be in heaven at the end of time: as we know it, for it’s coming, very, very, very soon!!!

So how do we get His name, His blood that covers all sin, to never be seen again; from the only perfect eyes that sees all sin! We must take His name at baptism; and be buried in the watery grave in His likeness and die to self, this is the New Testament Covenant, by using His name in burial we will have His blood applied to our souls to cover our sins so we will then be justified, *If* we receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost as well: (Ro.6:3-4ff; Gal.3:27; Col.2:12; 1 Cor.6:11 for there is only one New Testament Baptism as called out in Eph.4:5 and I have given you the correct way to have it done according to His words not mine, Ac.2:38-40; 8:16; 10:44-48 19:1-7!) and by the power attached to His name: When we believe in faith as Jn.3:16, calls us to believe in the name of Jesus and anyone who does not is condemned already according to the 18th verse of Jn.1:18 & Jn.3:18; because he (you or I or anyone else!), hath not believed in the only name of the begotten Son of God! Which is the begotten God according to the Greek original transcripts (Monogenous means one of the same substance which created it, Holy Spirit became flesh, 1 Tm.3:16! Jn.1:1-14!) There is no difference in substance but in a new manifestation only being no longer transparent or a light which no man can approach, 1 Tm.6:16; (Jn.4:24), but finally a material substance of flesh, bone and blood a living soul, came from the flesh of King David; where we can cry thou son of David have mercy on us, His flesh with a soul of life breathed into Him, now a person for the first time!: For that which is spirit is spirit and that which is flesh is flesh is a person, Jn.3:6! The Immanuel our God with us! We either believe in that name and are buried in that watery grave in the only name by which if we die on this earth has the power to raise us up and bring us out of that earthly grave to meet those in the air who have been redeemed according to His words of instruction and a pure heart, 2 Tm.2:19-22, for the dead which are first will raise and that last (Who are His children and working servants called by His name!) who have received Christ who are still alive and serving Him by the will of love; to complete all that the Lord has for us to do: we will meet them in the air, for faithful service of obedience to His every word here on earth!

Come and let us all repent from our sins and even from our unknown sins; that we may say in faith of all that is Righteous, and Holy, let us now seek Him in His forever ways of truth and life eternal, Jn.14:6 Jesus is the way, the truth, the life, no man cometh to the Father, but by Jesus’ Words! For this reason we are saved by God’s grace which is His favour or in other words His blessings and His revelations, when we use His Words; this is our works we will be judged by that Jesus talked about to St. John in Rv.22:1-21 to seal not up this prophecy, Rv.22:10, which St. John closed or sealed up the book at the end of these verses that no man can add to or take away from without being cursed! Seal not up this book for the time is at hand, Rev.1:1-8. For us to use every word of this Holy and sacred writing from our Lord and Saviour! He that is unjust (disobedient) let him be unjust still; Let him that is filthy, (Jn.15:3-4, He who has not had His sins cleansed by the word of God for we cannot bear fruit and grow and be part of the Holy vine unless we abide in Jesus Christ and His Words!), Eph.5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience; Be ye not therefore partakers with them; for you were sometimes darkness; but now you are the light in the Lord: walk as children of the light (means we must worship God with our everyday walk as we walk in His likeness!), (for the fruit of the spirit is in all goodness and righteousness which is Truth!; Proving (means we have the Spirit of discernment between right and wrong, Good and Evil, with a righteous mind being able to discern the ways of our Lord; He has called us to walk therein! Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord! Not what the world thinks; but what is acceptable of our Heavenly Father! Let him who is filthy be filthy still (Are they which are still in the world, Jms.4:4): Now on the other side of the Universe we find the chosen few! And he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is Holy let him be Holy still!

And behold Jesus will come quickly; and His reward is with Him (We will never be cast away from Him; we will always be where He is!) to give every man according as his work shall be: Did we obey all of God’s word or just some of them; you know only the ones you wanted to follow! Our reward will be as done according to our obedience to His word: Either to cursing and eternal wrath of God or to Eternal life being blessed in His peace and presence, Dan.12:2! One or the other, it is not I who condemn you or judge you; it is the very word of God, Jn.6:63-64; 12:45-50! Rev.22:13I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. 14Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. Jesus is the tree of life that is outside the city, that we must partake of; the 12 fruits which is the words of life that are renewed each month, and the leaves that we are healed by which is on both banks of the river Jordan (Death) that we must each cross, Ps.136:1-26 and Ps.48:14; (Ro.12:1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.), That is the fruit of God’s tree that which is acceptable, Holy, Righteous, Worthy of God’s goodness which is His grace, mercy, favour, kindness, longsuffering, healing, provisions, wisdom, knowledge, understanding, sanctification, consecration and salvation! This is what we are supposed to be, His trees of life which bear fruit and feed and heal our brethren by the intercessory praying of a prayer warrior, which lead men to God so that they can become a tree of life to others as well! We are called to become teachers of this truth (Mt.12:30; Mk.8:38) and to lead all to the Lord our God; who is coming after a people that are zealous, a peculiar people, called and a chosen few, who have prepared themselves just for Him and His use, 2 Cor.6:17-18! The tree of life which grows and produces 12 different kinds of fruit each month, can we say this about our faith and walk in the Lord Jesus Christ? How much fruit are we really producing for Him? Are we fruit producers or are we weak just eating all the fruits that the others are producing? Have we become gluttons on the fruit of others and become fat and obese on His blessings, not putting this flesh under subjection? Our flesh is not our own it has been purchased with a price we can never repay; we are supposed to be His living Temples for Him to dwell in; are we abusing His body? Blessed are those who keep His commandments, for they have a right to eat freely at the tree of life and to enter into His Kingdom, the Kingdom of God!

Cursed are all those who have not obeyed His Words of life and have not found themselves to be perfect and justified before our Perfect Lord: Who changes not! Rev.22:15For without are dogs, and sorcerers (Those who teach a lie and follow after their own divinations or worse yet are those who preach the truth and walk a different narrow path than the one our Jesus told us to walk, who have found themselves once again friends of this world’s ways and say we are under His grace and walk in the world as if it were nothing to them and all the time they are grieving the Spirit, Mt.7:15-23! Eph.4:30): and whoremongers (Those who have married all those false doctrines of the world, for those with twitching ears! Who find themselves preachers who will teach them doctrines of man’s folly, for those who seek after every vain thing under the sun and after every spirit, which is the wind of fool’s teachings and the prince of the air of this world!), and murderers (For you have become as a murderer, for you have murdered your own soul and sold it for another feel good sermon: You will not find one from me, For I am called to bring truth into light, and if I preach any other doctrine or gospel I will be just as cursed as the world only three times more: For who has been given much; the more is required of them: Deu.4:2; Gal.1:8-9; and in a few more verses, yet again another curse from God to those who add or take away from His words: I will not be cursed so you can have a feel good sermon and patted on the back as I watch you follow blindly with the rest of the world as they march off over the edge into the pits of Hell; with all the rest of today’s religious fools who have left the word of God for the doctrines of those who teach in seminaries of other men’s teachings and not the teachings of the Holy Bible; God’s own word by the inspiration and leading of His Spirit who teaches us all things!), and idolaters (People who have made up a imaginary gods (trinity) who they can serve, who will receive all men no matter what they do or say, because someone has told them they are saved by grace and faith alone and to just believe in the name and that is all you have to do and are under God’s grace! While Jesus keeps telling us we will be judged by every idle word we say, and if this be so how much more so by every idle deed: In word or deed let all be done in Jesus’ name Col.3:17, can we put our Lord’s name on everything we are doing today? Hag.1:5Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts: Consider your ways!), and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. (All those who do not try the spirits and learn to discern between God’s truths and the wickedness and the deception that lies in the world! 1 Jn.5:19) Rev.22:16I Jesus have sent mine angel (His minister’s of Fire, Ps.104:4; Heb.1:7! Who preach the living word of God and His word only do they preach!), to testify unto you these things in the churches (If you have not received these words and scriptures in this manner before it is because the pastor you have been listening to has not your best interest in mind which is your salvation, your eternal soul! All he did was make you feel good and pick your pocket! He watched you walk away no better than when you came to him; he received of yours which was intended for the Lord’s work!). I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. Jesus is the root and offspring of King David and the bright and morning star! Jesus is not only the King of all kings on earth but He is that one and only bright and morning star by which the universe will receive eternal light! Rev.22:17And the Spirit (Jesus is that eternal Spirit manifested in now immortal flesh!); and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely, (Who will bear the cross of discipleship, there is a cost associated with our Lord and His calling, spoken of in the Parable of the man who started a tower in Lk.14:25And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them, 26If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. 27And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. 28For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it (Find Salvation)? 29Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him (When he goes back into the world’s ways! Mt.12:43-45), 30Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. 31Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? 32Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace. 33So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple. (The true cost of discipleship!) Did you come seeking the Lord for what He could do for you and His rewards or did you come to be His faithful servant and abide in His house to serve Him? (Lk.17:7-10) Attitude makes all the difference in the world, whether you come to Love Him and to serve Him! Or for what you think He can do for you! Did you come to serve or be served?  Now comes to yet again the third curse I spoke about earlier, to those who add to this word or take away from it! Rev.22:18For I (Jesus speaking through St. John) testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall (Not maybe but shall, means, be of assurance it is done!) take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

From Genesis to Revelation this Holy Bible is our instruction book of what to do and what not to do! We either listen and heed to His word well or find ourselves fooling our own selves and find ourselves falling head first into the bottomless Pit of Hell; where the worm dieth not and the Fire is never quenched and you are the fuel for the Fire; Just as Heaven is a real place so is Hell for those who are disobedient to His every word; our perfect God is not a man to be trifled with or a man that will repent of His words! If He said to walk before Him and be ye perfect He meant it! We either serve Him with everything we have in our possession and all our strength or we find ourselves serving our own selves right into Hell with the rest of the world, who cannot think past their own selves and the now or the past, Lk9:62 and who are still walking in the flesh! The Lord gave to us His all, that we have, should not we give to Him, all that we have? Because He gave His all for us on the cross of Calvary, henceforth He gave to us the chance, Ro.2:4, or choice, to have the breath of eternal life with Him. If we Love Him and Keep His Commandments, Jn.14:15; 15:14 & Jn.8:31-32 & 51; 10:35; Lk.16:16-17; 2 Tm.3:16-17! Our making it to heaven is conditional to our service to Him, in this we have the Hope of salvation, if the apostle Paul had the Hope of obtaining the prize at the end of his race; it means we have nothing until we have finished our race, and if we played by the Lord’s rules! Otherwise you lose by default, you might come in first but if you missed one of the check points along the way, you might as well have cut across the course to come in first, Jn.10:1, you will still lose the race because you failed to keep on course and failed to follow the rules of the game of life; that the Lord gave for us to follow! This is what Jesus was saying when He said My sheep know My voice and they follow Me as we see in John chapter 10:1Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber (Jesus’ words and eternal life is that gate or door we must go through! We see here in this verse above, Jesus was talking about those who follow Satan’s words which are the world’s ideologies, philosophies, psychologies and mythologies of the world’s Doctrines of men! The whore of Babylon the Roman Catholic Church: Which sits on seven Hills in Rome! Jesus tore down the wall of separation between God and man why would we let any man or group of men separate us from the love of God again; who say that salvation can only come through them! Satan can only have power over the children of God, only if we give it to him or them and their trinity of three gods in one, this is the foolishness of man the Apostle Paul was talking about to the Ephesian church in Ac.20:28Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. 29For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. 30Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. (The Nicolaitans who made themselves priests again over all the people known as the Pope who they say is infallible and above scripture and the only legal one able to translate it; which came up with this trinity doctrine of worldly wise men, (Rv.2:1-7; 1 Jn.5:19), which is the foolishness to God in Christ reconciling the world unto Himself, 2 Cor.5:19-21 the one true God and eternal life, 1 Jn.5:20) 31Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears. 32And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified!). 2But he (The faithful follower of Jesus Christ a true Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Preacher and Teacher!) that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3To him the porter (Jesus) openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. 4And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. 5And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers. 6This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them. 7Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. 8All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. 9I am the door: by me if any man enters in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. 10The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy (1Jn.5:18We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not. 19And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. 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. 21Little children, keep yourselves from idols (False gods, money, gold, silver, pearls, and gods of this world (materialism and capitalism), and of your own making in you vain imaginations; to follow after these are the idols this scripture is talking about;  instead of Jesus Christ and Him only for He is truly God Himself, Mt.1:23; Jn.1:1-14!). Amen.

I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. 11I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. 12But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep (Mt.12:30He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad. Those of the Trinity Broadcasting Corp. Those who do not know Jesus is God all by Himself, our Immanuel God with Us, Mt.1:23! These and those like them who are always trying to divide God into less than He really is, are the Hirelings who feed off widows homes and fill their own bellies with the tithing that belongs to Jesus’ Church for His true works of feeding the hungry, clothing and sheltering the naked, visiting the orphans and the widows, and helping the rest to remain spotless and blameless and to preach the whole gospel to the whole world, Mk.16:15, Mt.5:19, this is the true work of God’s Church, Jms.1:27 and to keep yourself spotless!). 13The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep, (Phil.3:18-19). 14I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine (Because we know His name, the only name of the only God with us is Jesus Christ who gave Himself for His sheep (Ac.20:28) who are called by His name and buried in the water of repentance and remission of sin in His name which will be raised in power of His name, at His calling them for we know His voice because we are His sheep Jn.6:40 and 63!). 15As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring (The gentiles who are called by and in His name, buried with Him in the only name by which salvation comes, Ac.4:12; Is.53:5; 1 Pt.2:24-25!), and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. 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 Spirit living in Jesus: For the flesh profiteth (Jn.3:5-7) nothing, it is the Spirit that quickeneth for the flesh was created for the sacrifice and healing of the world’s sin, Jn.6:63: And to be the eternal King of the tribes of Israel our shepherd and Bishop and soon to be God in our actual presence! All because Israel didn’t want an invisible God to be ruler over them they wanted a king to rule over them as the countries around them had, that were filled with evil idolizers, so God beings He is God knew all this before the first “let there be” was ever said, He knew He would have to come and bring salvation to a lost world that was cursed by Him because of sin; only God can have a way to supersede a commandment that came from His lips, the lips of the carnate Jesus! He had to come and be incarnated so He could bring the only blood of redemption that had the perfect power of salvation attached to it, 2 Cor.5:18-21, so He became sin for us who knew no sin! We are reconciled unto God in Jesus Christ, 2 Cor.5:14-21!). Jn.10:19There was a division therefore again among the Jews for these sayings. 20And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him? 21Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind? 22And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter. 23And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch. 24Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly. 25Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me. 26But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. 27My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28And I give unto them eternal life (I refer you to Jn.8:47); and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. 29My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. 30I and my Father are one (the Holy Spirit manifested in the flesh the Son of God according to the flesh of King David! 1 Tm.3:16). 31Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. The trinitarians are just waiting to stone us too, for they believe Jesus is some part of God and not complete as our scriptures confirm to us, Col.2:8Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ: (The Roman Catholic Church who started the Trinity Doctrines and bringing pagan ideologies and mythologies of the Greek’s and of the world’s religions into what they try to pass off as the true church of God; trying to build a Universal Church of man’s Dogmalistic and Formalistic ways; man’s systematic theologies of higher education so we have to pay them to learn what they think, which is foolishness to our God, Is.29:14; 1 Cor.1:19-31!)

9For in him (Jesus Christ) dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily!

10And ye are complete in him (lacking nothing for salvation for He is the manifestation of the Holy Spirit in the flesh, 1 Tm.3:16!), which is the head of all principality and power (Who is the head of all principalities of our God Almighty, 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. Is.40:3The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God!) 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 (Where you take His name (Ac.2:38-39; 19:1-7!), the name that has all the power of God attached to it (Jn.14:1 & 14 we must believe in the name of Jesus Christ in Jn.3:16-18 or you are condemned, Jn.8:24!), Where you get His blood applied to your soul by the power of His name; for there is no other name given by which salvation is obtained, Ac.4:12, for this is the Baptism that Paul talked about in Eph.4:4There is one body (Church of Jesus Christ), and one Spirit (Which is His Holy Spirit, Ro.8:9), even as ye are called in one hope (Salvation, Mt.4:4, Jn.8:51) of your calling (Mt.4:17From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Ac.2:38Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 39For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the LORD our God shall call. 40And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation; Eph.4:5One Lord, one faith, one baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him (Jesus) through the faith of the operation of God (That worketh in Jesus is the Holy Spirit! For God is That Spirit, Jn.4:24! For there is but one good; our Father which is in heaven, for the flesh profiteth nothing but in the salvation from which the blood of God came, Ac.20:28, covers us from a multitude of sins Jm.5:20, it is the Spirit that Jesus spoke, is that which quickeneth, Jn.6:63!), who hath raised him from the dead (and us by the very words He spoke for they were Spirit, by being God, He has the power over all things and by Him all things exist; He spoke His life to be raised up from the dead by His very word being spoken by Him, Jn.10:17-18!). Now finishing in Rev.22:20 He (St. John, as well as “Humbled Rev. Gary” as given to you from our Lord Jesus Christ) which testifieth of all these things saith, Surely I (Jesus) Come quickly! Amen! Yes Lord Come, “Let it be so!” So we must search our hearts and know for sure if we are anathema or Maranatha, 1 Cor.16:22 if any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ let him be cursed, nevertheless, “The Lord Cometh!” Whether you’re ready or not He Cometh! Today, tomorrow, the next day or the next second, we and all the earth will hear the trump of God and the shout from the Arch angel Michael for all the angels of heaven to come and receive Jesus’ bride who is calling us all home, because Gabriel already has the Horn of God to his lips as I now speak; Gabriel’s waiting for the word from Jesus’ own lips, to call all His children home with a trumpet blast that all the world will hear! Come while He many still be found, with mercy and forgiveness! Or you will find His wrath waiting for you Jn.7:17-18!

Psalm 11Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 3And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. 4The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. 5Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. 6For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Remember we are commanded to seek out our own salvation with fear and trembling as we see the day of His coming approaching closer still; Phil.2:12 For we will all stand before the judgment seat and be awarded for our recompense Phil.2:10; Rv.22:12And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. 13I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. 14Blessed are they that do his commandments; that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

Lord’s Way Ministries

By Rev. G. L. Boyett

GaryLordsWay@aol.com

Written 03-01-13 and edited on 5-13-13 six months shy of my eighth year serving the LORD and 83 days shy of it being three years since my “Ordination from our LORD Jesus Christ Himself!”

“Death is not the end but where we step into eternity!” Ps.48:14; Rev. G.L.B.

Emerson said, “The greatest homage we can pay to truth is to use it.”

Stopfard A. Brooke said, “If a thousand old beliefs were ruined in our march for truth, we must still march on.”

Rev. G. L. Boyett said, “The Lord our God gave us every single verse in the Holy Bible, and beings He changes not we had better learn how to make each and every verse work together to give God all the Glory, as we use it in our lives!” Lk.16:16The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.” The principle of Laws, Morals, and Ethics! Jn.10:35and the scripture cannot be broken; and if it has come to us; we must be the Sons of God! Jn.8:47He that is of God heareth God’s words: The End

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From the Archives: Entitled Doctrines of Grace

This is best described as a study of 

The Mystery Doctrine of Grace

 By F. W. Krummacher (1796 – 1868)

What is the principle thing in Christianity? On what does all finally depend and what is the surest sign of a state of grace? These questions, my brethren, are not difficult to answer. The principal thing, and the surest touchstone of Christianity, is this: that our godliness should shine forth in our life, business, and all our walk and conversation; in our sufferings, in avoiding of evil, in patience, in meekness, in peacefulness, in compassion, in industry, and in a faithful discharge of our daily calling. “Let your light so shine before men,” said the Lord, “That they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” “Not everyone that says unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he that does the will of My Father which is in heaven.” “By their fruit you shall know them.” “Show me your faith by your works,” says James. And Paul says, “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.” “You are,” exclaimed Peter, “a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people, that you should show forth the praises of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”

In these, and many other passages of Holy Scripture, all our boasted godliness and fancied merit, are pronounced worthless and hypocritical; yes, even judged and condemned, when they do not so affect our hearts, as to produce a virtuous life, fruitful in good works. “Without holiness,” says God “no man shall see the Lord.” And in the first epistle of John we find, “He that commits sin is of the devil; and whoever is born of God, does not commit sin; for His seed remains in him: and he cannot commit sin, because he is born of God.” “Whoever is born of God, sins not.” This is a remarkable passage; how are we to understand it? Are they who are born again really free from all sin? Need they no longer daily renew the complaints and sighs of a contrite heart, that they have been so remiss in their most sacred obligations; in love to their God, and to their brethren? Does not John himself declare, “If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us”; yes, we make God a liar. How then can we bring these two passages, which seem to contradict each other, into unison? This will not be so difficult, my brethren, if we look more closely at the context. John tells us explicitly why the regenerated do not sin. He says, “He does not commit sin, because His seed (the seed of God, the seed of the new life from God, Christ Jesus, who is the true life) remains in him.

Whoever is truly born of God, has obtained another nature, a new life: he has become a new creature in Christ Jesus; he sees sin in its most frightful form, and abhors it as the greatest evil; he hates it as an act of enmity towards God—as the murderer of his Savior, his own life, his salvation. Nothing is so horrible, so odious to him, as sin; he bears in his heart a deep and sincere desire, and an earnest prayer renewed daily and hourly, to be delivered from the bondage of this tyrant, and to serve the Lord in the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. The Savior has enlightened him from pure mercy, so that he has recognized his wretched condition through sin; He has atoned for his sins by the death struggle on the cross; He has forgiven his transgressions, and purified him in His own blood, and made him blessed and holy, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit. This astonishing grace, this unspeakable mercy has eternally estranged him from sin; sin has become detestable to him, it is a crying abomination, a most unnatural ingratitude, and therefore he hates, avoids, flies, and curses sin; and prays, strives, sighs, and uses his utmost endeavors to root it from his heart.

But how is this possible? Does not the seed of the serpent yet reign within him? Do not the most beloved children of grace still sigh and groan under the weight of their transgressions? Is not the Christian’s pillow often moistened with the tears of godly sorrow and repentance? Truly it is, but yet even in this distress and lamentation, this strife against sin, and this imploring of the sanctifying power of the blood of Christ, there is proof given, that he who is born again has received a new nature which cannot sin, to which sin is a strange, disgusting, and unfriendly element; and that the old Adam, which exists in sin, has, nevertheless, received a death wound which will by degrees cause his destruction.

We ought to try and examine ourselves, sincerely as before the sight of God, whether we know this new life by experience. Many deceive themselves, many pretend to have the seed of God in them, many imagine themselves in a state of grace when it is not so; and the consequence of this will be, that they will turn the grace of God into licentiousness, and still continue to go on in sin. Where grace has really been experienced, it breathes death against the pleasures of sin. We will now consider this so frequent an abuse—not of grace, but of the doctrine of grace.

In Your light, oh Lord! Shall we see light? Lift up the light of Your countenance upon us, that we may be healed. Your mercy is great to those that fear You. How unnumbered are the wonders which You do to Your children! Your affections yearn with compassion; You had pity upon the miserable, Oh God! Give us the eye of faith? You gave Your only beloved Son, Your heart’s treasure, to be despised on earth, in the deepest lowliness, in contempt, to bear grief, death, and the curse; You allowed Him to be trodden under the foot of sinners, that Your enemies, Your despisers, might not be lost. Oh Lord! Give us the eye of faith; give us a heart to understand heavenly things; let us but be aware of a part of Your, and Your Son our Savior’s overflowing mercy; then shall we forever be removed into Your comfort, and show forth Your praise in time and in eternity. Give us to understand the true nature of sin, so that the name of Jesus may be precious to us above all things. Declare unto us something of the riches of Your compassion, of the stability of Your truth, of the unchangeableness of Your promises, of the all-sufficiency of the holy sacrifice of Golgotha, and especially of our own nothingness and our deep guilt, that it may lead us to depend daily on You, and to look to You for grace, as our only means of existence. Oh, Lord! Guard us from hypocrisy, which is an abomination to You. Let Your grace and truth dwell within us, that we may never, like the foolish virgins, call in vain: “Lord, Lord, open to us!” Grant us a pure, sincere, and upright heart, a spirit free from guile, a single eye! But if we are without the humble, childlike spirit; if, instead of truth itself, we have only the words of truth; and if we have only as yet attained to that degree of knowledge and sense which leaves us unfruitful, slothful, cold, proud, impure, without the daily fervent communion of prayer with You, without chastisement, without desire for sanctification; then remove the scales from our eyes, and break the white sepulcher of our hearts, that from it we may run in terror, and fall in sincere contrition at Your feet to acknowledge from the deepest heartfelt experience, that You are perfect grace and truth. Then shall we, oppressed by hatred of sin, moved by Your unmerited love and faithfulness, animated by Your Spirit, clothed with the garment of Your righteousness, overpowered by Your free grace, “give diligence to make our calling and election sure, for if we do this we shall never fall.” Lord, be merciful to us, and bless Your Word to us! Amen.
“What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid! How shall we that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?” Romans6:1, 2.

Guided by these words, we will consider the abuse of the doctrine of grace under the three following heads.

1. How is it possible that the abuse of the doctrine of grace is so easy, and therefore so frequent and customary?

2. That it is a crime, and therefore worthy of punishment.

3. How can a man be delivered from that error, and attain the right use of this doctrine?

And while this important subject is under our consideration, may our merciful God shed His blessing upon us, and make His truth powerful in our hearts for Christ’s sake.

Before, however, we commence a close examination of these three heads. We will make a few remarks upon the subject of grace in general. We are necessitated to do so by the words of our text, which stand in intimate connection with the preceding verses. In the fifth chapter Paul describes the riches of the grace of God in Christ Jesus. The riches of this grace are superabundantly great; so great that none can number them; yes, speech will fail if they are only reflected upon. We, miserable, condemned, cursed, sinners, can and shall be saved in the midst of all our wretchedness. We have deserved that God should take no more heed of us, but leave us to take our course the way of destruction. We have derided and despised His law, His love, His mercy, His truth, His representations, His entreaties, His calls to repentance, His earthly and spiritual blessings. Our conscience bears witness to the truth of this. It is written in burning characters which cannot be quenched, though you were to pour a sea of streams upon them. But, behold, all these sins God will overlook. The Lord of glory appeared to us, clothed in flesh and blood like ours, tangible and audible to our senses, like a human being, but poor; He veiled the rays of His Divine majesty that we might not fear Him and flee from Him; but might draw near to Him with childlike simplicity, as to our equal. Further, He stepped into the gap; He bowed Himself beneath the law, and accomplished it as an obedient servant, for love of us, and in our stead. All He said and did was performed for our benefit, and it all has a meritorious property, and is all-sufficient as an expiation. Finally, He submitted to the torments of hell and condemnation, which we have deserved, and was made a curse instead of us, and died the bitter death of a malefactor. “God made Him to be sin for us who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.”

Yes, God offers a complete justification in the Son of His love, to all poor, miserable, condemned sinners. We may thus appear in His presence, not only free from the curse, from punishment and sin, but holy, righteous, guiltless, without blemish, clothed in the beaming, spotless robe of the righteousness of our Surety, in which even the eyes of the Holy God can discern no stain of sin. We may approach the most wretched sinner, and say to him, “There is a Redeemer, a Comforter, a Surety, a Savior for you, who can fill you with the peace of God, who can pour into your breast the most blessed hopes of future glory, who can even in the midst of the valley of tears build you a habitation of peace, against which all the waves, storms, and floods in the world, will spend their strength in vain!
When his tears and prayers have been for some time answered, and he can lay hold of Jesus with the hand of faith, then the Savior plucks him as a brand from the burning, and presents him before the presence of His Father as a pardoned child of God, to whom all things have worked together for good. Mark! Not merely for his salvation, but for his good! It is true that we lost much—no all by Adam’s sin. The image of God was destroyed, and we are reduced to so powerless a state, that we cannot stretch forth the withered hand to pluck the fruit from the tree of life. But behold! Listen! Be astonished, and pray! There is a free grace of God, which without any respect of persons, can save to the uttermost, and pardon sins of the deepest dye! We speak to all sinners—to old sinners, to young sinners, to adulterers, thieves, murderers, slanderers, blasphemers, the voluptuary, the deceiver, and the Sabbath breaker—however deformed and soiled by sin, though they may deserve eternal condemnation a thousand fold, we call to you aloud, our heart impressed with the sincerest love for your souls: You may now be delivered from all your guilt, yes even today you may gain justification of life in Jesus Christ.

You need bring nothing of your own; you can be cured permanently and gratuitously of all your own sins and misdeeds; Jesus will absolve you from all; and give you forgiveness of sins, a new birth, faith, sanctification, safety and glorification; He will save you, convert, justify, favor, and bless you; yes, He will dwell in you, and walk in you, and you shall be in Him what He was and is, the holy and beloved One of God!

O my brethren, how blessed is the man, who, overcome by this free grace, is removed out of himself and incorporated with Christ. His grace swallows up all our sins, and all our evil, like a fathomless sea; and introduces all the treasures of heavenly glory into our souls. This grace raises us above all cares, and leads us to repose in the depths of the eternal love of God; this grace finishes the work begun in us; and never ceases from correcting, healing, strengthening, and blessing us; it screens, and arms us against all the enemies of our salvation; it helps us to bear our cross; it conducts us through the narrow path of death, to the regions of eternal glory; it constitutes our song of praise throughout eternity.

Then what shall I say, my brothers and sisters, but that whoever is born of this blessed mother, to the light of life; whoever has experienced anything of the riches of its tenderness and truth, and has truly been convinced, by the light of God’s Word, of the depth and extent of his wretched condition, must feel that it is impossible to describe the value of this grace. We cannot sufficiently appreciate its unspeakable value; the most ardent songs of praise are but poor and weak in comparison. And yet it is a melancholy truth, which bears fearful testimony to the deep corruption of the human heart that though the prophets and apostles zealously applied themselves to guard this precious doctrine from corruption, yet it was necessary at all times, notwithstanding and it is to the present day, to preach with unabated zeal against its abuse.

1. We have already said that this abuse of the doctrine of the free grace of God in Christ Jesus is very easy. Is it truly thus? If I am in danger of sinking in a deep and muddy stream and a

compassionate savior throws himself into the water and rescues me at the hazard of his own life; should I forget my preserver and his deed of love, and throw myself afresh into the stream, the depths of which threatened to destroy me? Should I not rather, all my life long, be eager to testify my gratitude to my faithful benefactor? Should I not anxiously avoid the dark stream and its frightful depths, and sincerely hate and abhor it?

Oh my brethren, whoever has experienced real grace, who knows grace in its true character, and sees clearly that the Lord might justly have left him to perish, but that He has saved him, out of His free mercy, by the offering up of His own life; and not only that, but has also chosen him from the foundation of the world, looked upon him as a righteous child of God, and made him blessed to all eternity; he ought to dread nothing so much as a continuance in sin, and daily desire nothing more fervently than to be faithful to this Savior until death. But, truly, this experience does not fall to the lot of every man, and hence the abuse of it.

Men talk about free grace without having the slightest acquaintance with it from personal experience; instead of living in the element of grace, they have nothing but a mere head knowledge, or a superficial perception of it in their hearts; a complete break with the world, the flesh, and the devil, has not yet taken place; the conscience sleeps the sleep of death, and Christ is regarded as a mere substitute, whom the sinner thinks will make up the deficiency of his own fancied merit. Thus the abuse of this doctrine becomes very easy. When the whole head, the whole heart is filled with false premises, how can we be surprised that they should lead to the most false—no, infamous conclusions? What wonder is it that such a man, who chatters about grace without having become acquainted with it from heartfelt experience, with the tears of repentance, should appropriate the kindness of this Redeemer to himself, in such a manner as to leave his heart and life unchanged.

Only imagine to yourself a man who has yet to learn his deeply sinful condition in the sight of God. He hears how Christ has atoned for all; how He has offered a perfect sacrifice for the salvation of sinners, that His blood washes out all sin; that nothing further remains to be completed; that man must be saved by free grace, without the merit of works; he hears, that all which serves to advance a godly life and walk, must be bestowed by the Savior; and that we can do literally nothing without Him. The sinner’s own inability is to him welcome intelligence; it is like an agreeable pillow to repose on. “This,” thinks he “may be turned to some account.” “You have sinned,” says he to himself, “consequently the Savior belongs to you, He has blotted out your sins; His merits, His righteousness, are yours.”

He torments himself, and labors to bring his opinions to these truths; he appeals as being entirely orthodox to the promises of the Word of God; he believes himself called to repel all the accusations of the law, and of his own conscience, and allows himself to go on quite smoothly, as though everything were in the best possible condition. He has perhaps wept once over his sins; has accused himself, by a few strong expressions, as a lost sinner; has experienced the insufficiency of his own resolutions, and has deduced from a superficial insight into the demands of the law that he cannot stand before God in his present state. He now places Christ before him, and firmly persuades himself that he belongs to the elect of God and that none can have anything against him. He troubles not himself as to whether he daily experiences the workings of grace in his heart, whether he is become a new creature, and sin is destroyed within him; he thinks that in his own perception of the doctrine of grace, and in the humble acknowledgments which he makes of his necessity of it, he possesses the fullest security that he belongs to the people of God; and considers—truly in a manner which excites horror when closely viewed—that this and every other declaration of the Bible may be brought forward to justify his apparent Christianity. Yes, he may perhaps be a zealous advocate for free grace; while he himself is still lying under the wrath of God, and has no spark of grace in his heart.
Perhaps you think that this abuse of the doctrine of grace is of infrequent occurrence, By no means. Most men are sick with the same disease. Why is it, that you are so quiet, so careless, so happy, so confident, so gay, so merry, while you belong to the children of this world? With which do you comfort yourself? You must die; you are traveling towards eternity! You must appear before the judgment seat of God; you have broken the law of God, and deserved the wrath of the Almighty. This you cannot deny. If your mouth says, No! No! Your heart cries, Yes, Amen, it is true. How can your heart have rest while these truths are existing; while the reproaches of your conscience are loud, and warnings of death, and the judgment to come, fill your breast?

“God is gracious,” you say; and with this you try to cover your sins, and to still the goading of your conscience, as well as you can. But, in God’s name how can you believe in the grace of that God whom you despise; whose Word and commandment you reject; and whom you daily and hourly offend by your sins against Him? But you answer, notwithstanding, “God is merciful”; and thus you continue in your sins, in your impenitence, in your enmity against God; you lie and deceive, revel and rage, hate and covet, curse and swear; and spend your day in vain title tattle. Is not this abusing the grace of God? Do we not continually abuse His patience more and more, while we walk along the broad way of destruction as unconverted men?

But what shall we say of those who have really an insight into the grace of God, in the Gospel, and yet knowingly and willingly continue in their sins, or even only in one single sin? Have these hypocrites disappeared, or can we speak of such people as monsters, who are not to be met with in our country? Would to God it were so, but sad experience teaches us to the contrary. Even here, among us in this country, where the knowledge of Christianity has the pre-eminence; where it is less subject to reproach than elsewhere; where the name of the Lord Jesus is acknowledged, even in our neighborhood, it is beyond all things necessary to warn you against the abuse of the doctrine of grace.

Even here there is a very large number of such, who have certainly the appearance of leading a godly life, while they deny the power of it, and declare by their actions, that though they can talk fluently about free grace they have always resisted its chastisement, which would have subdued their ungodly dispositions. Alas! There are but few who earnestly engage in a determined warfare against sin. Most people content themselves with mere knowledge, thoughts, feelings, acknowledgments, and speeches; while they, more or less, willfully turn the comforting truths of the Gospel into a pillow for their sins to rest upon. Thus the free grace of God is extolled by many who openly continue in their sins; and publicly mark themselves, by their pride or

indolence; by their judging arrogance and uncharitable speeches; by their fraud and reveling; by

their falsehood, avarice, and other vices, as men who know not the true life in grace.
We meet with many people who are zealous defenders of the truth, while in the observance of their domestic and civil duties they come far behind the great mass of the carnally minded and careless children of the world. They are always extolling the Savior, His merits, His free mercy, while they daily make Him the servant of sin. Men are anxious, truly, to be preserved from the curse, from the final punishment of sin; but they submit to the dominion of this or that sin, without any serious combat. And if men are urgently called to combat sin, they call it all legality, while they make the Gospel, in a carnal manner, favor their indolence and impurity, and run the doctrine of grace into an intoxicating draught, against the voice of the law and of their conscience.

Alas! The number of those who are true believers, and who in all points grow up to the full measure of the stature of Christ, living in the element of free grace, with the greatest purity, is very small; many, many hearts are filled with the leaven of the Pharisees; and the dangerous disease of the abuse of the doctrine of grace is an epidemic which snatches away numberless victims.

2. But this is very melancholy—it cries to heaven, it is beyond all measure lamentable. For what is as criminal as for man to degrade Jesus to the rank of a servant of sin, and His Gospel to be a passport for all immorality, to a resting place for his own indolence? What! Has the Son of God trembled and mourned beneath the weight of your sins? Has He endured the floods of torment, and the pains of hell? Has He, forsaken by God, hung upon the cross, and breathed out His precious life there, in order that you might in carnal indolence serve dead idols? Behold, the Eternal God opens His whole heart to you; He follows you, in all your goings; He blesses and delights you in a thousand different ways; He sets before you the most splendid offers for the redemption of your soul; He sends His Divine grace to meet you; and is ready, like a tender mother, to take care of you, to refresh you; and yet you continue with your dead heart to praise his love with your mouth, yet turning this same love into a cloak for your wickedness.

What are these sins which you commit? Are they not, as it were so many blows from your hand, directed against the infinite love of God? Are they not like the traitor kiss of Judas, worthy of the deepest abhorrence? You say, “God has chosen me, saved me, regenerated me; He has snatched me as a brand from the burning; He has forgiven me my sins; He has received me among the number of His elect, and has embraced me with His free grace.”

If God has done all this for you, how can you endure the thought of daily crucifying your merciful Redeemer afresh, and causing him to mourn? Talk not of your awakening, talk not of the grace of God; you have as yet never known the hellish nature of sin, nor have you experienced the true meaning of pardon. If the Lord has chosen, saved, favored, and blessed you, should you not in deep humility bow yourself to the dust? Your heartfelt love for God, who has thus loved you, should daily incite you to gratitude: “For to this end has God chosen us,” says Paul, “that we should be holy and unblameable before Him in love.” If you can so far abuse the Gospel of the grace of God, as to bear to continue even in one single sin, without contrition, striving, and fighting against it, and without the most earnest wish to subdue it; you are a dreadful hypocrite, and your sins are by far more hateful and abominable than the sins of those who do not possess your knowledge.

If, however, the abuse of the doctrine of grace is such a horrible and crying sin, such an unnatural wickedness, its punishment will likewise be fearful. We see a proof of this in Judas Iscariot, the traitor. This ungodly wretch imagined that he was in the favor of Jesus, and belonged to the number of His elect; but he deceived himself, it was not so. He was in secret alliance with sin. He was devoted to avarice; and he coveted, and stole, under the very eyes of Him whose disciple he pretended to be. He even journeyed about with the other Apostles; preached the name of Jesus; and who knows but that he was not more conversant with the doctrines of the Gospel than the rest of the Apostles put together?

But what did it avail him? Discord gnawed at his vitals; an evil conscience tormented him as often as he came under his Master’s eye; a warning from the lips of his Lord sounded in his ear, as the thunder of the judgment; until at last the flames of despair; which consumed his vitals, burst forth—until he, finally, in the grasp of this despair, put an end to himself with horror and dread.

Yes, if you apprehend the doctrine of grace, only carnally; if you leave it as a useless treasure of knowledge, to dwell only in the head, instead of within the heart; if you lend but a finger to Satan, while you pretend to be giving your whole hand to Jesus, and are knowingly and willfully under the dominion of the least appearance of sin; then you are on the direct road which Judas took to eternal damnation. The abuse of this doctrine is the most dreadful ingratitude, the most fearful mockery of the living God, which men can commit—the most hateful insult which we can show to the Lord. What wonder is it that the Lord, who will not be mocked, threatens it with the most dreadful punishments?

3. Yes! Our compassionate God guards and warns us, that we may not in future receive our portion with the hypocrites. He assists us in His mercy, which we may be secured from the abuse of His grace, and may attain to the right and proper use of it. How does this appear? How are we to attain to it? We will shortly, in the last place, consider this. We have seen already how this abominable sin is very easy to commit; how common it is; and how criminal, and therefore how worthy of punishment. If you have attentively and considerately followed what has been hitherto said, you will have remarked, that we spoke not so much of the abuse of grace itself, as of the abuse of the doctrine of grace. There is a wide difference between the two.

The doctrine of grace may be viewed in a false, sinful light, and looked at only on one side, so as to have no influence—at least, no deep, essential influence—upon the reason and actions of the man. But is this possible with grace itself? “God forbid,” says Paul, “that we who are dead to sin should live any longer therein!” True grace contains a death blow to all sin, and a powerful incitement to all goodness. Whoever has truly found grace in the eyes of the Lord, has seen sin in all its most hateful forms, and knows its curse, its deserving of condemnation, and has engaged in warm combat against it; bearing a bitter hatred towards it in his heart, and not even having any inward desire in his soul but this, to consecrate his whole heart, his whole life to the Lord, who has in so unmerited a manner saved him, and drawn him to Himself.

But whoever can grieve this Eternal Comforter, by even one single sin; whoever can reconcile his heart to take pleasure in any sinful deed or desire, has placed a phantom, an airy conception of his brain, in the stead of real grace; and does not belong to those who have experienced the grace of God, and are become partakers of it. If you wish then to be freed from the abuse of grace, and to attain to the right use of it, behold I can give you no other advice than this: Learn to know the grace of God by experience. In grace alone, where it is in truth experienced lays all saving power. Learn to see what you are in the sight of God; what you deserve according to His law; learn to know, how it is only through His free mercy that your salvation can be affected; and that He has affected it. You must descend from the proud height of your imagined righteousness, until you know yourself, as Paul did, to be the chief of sinners, who has deserved everlasting wrath, curse, damnation, and hell; but who is not worthy of the least benefit from God.
When you have learned this in deep humility, then the grace of God will become great and precious to you; then you will perceive what a hateful hellish monster all sin, and every sin, is; then it will be your chief desire daily and hourly to destroy all and each sin; yes, then will your heart lay hold of the free grace of God, so that in the deepest heartfelt humility, love, and thankfulness, you will offer yourself as a living sacrifice for the great love with which the Lord has loved you, and will ever love you.

Means of grace are not lacking to us. If it is the real intention of your heart—and not only of your lips—to attain to grace; if the Spirit of God has kindled a longing after God in you, then you will faithfully employ the Word of God, prayer, and the holy sacraments; and avoid all occasions of sin, and frivolous, vain, worldly society; and strive with all your efforts, and all the powers at your command, to attain the goal—the everlasting blessedness of your soul.

Thus we return anew to begging and entreating you, and admonishing you in Christ’s stead: “be reconciled to God.” No longer reject the saving hand of your Surety; fall at His feet, and become His blessed heritage. With all the riches of His house, with all the precious blood-bought treasures of His kingdom, with all His most holy merits, with his spotless righteousness, with endless peace, with joy which infinitely outweighs all earthly pleasures, the Everlasting Comforter appears before your soul to crown it with grace and mercy. Oh, receive the presents of this bountiful Lord. Draw Him towards yourself with all the treasures of His grace, and He will establish, strengthen, and settle you in the blessed experience, that His grace shall never depart from you, or the covenant of His peace fail.

 

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 G.L. Boyett

Suffering in the flesh for our LORD

Suffering in the flesh for our LORD

 

Ro.8: 13For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

14For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

Ro.8:16The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

17And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

Jesus said: Jn.16:33These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Jesus said the flesh profiteth nothing; we are saved by His word, Mt.4:4 and Lk.4:4! When we face hardships, it is for two reasons, sometimes it is just life, and sometimes we do it to ourselves in our lifestyles that disagree with His given word for chastisement, Rev.3:19-22. God told Elijah that He was not in the earth quake, nor in the fire, nor in the wind, but answered Elijah in a small voice: 1 Kgs.19:11And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake:

12And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

One good thing to note, if we are being chastised from the Lord Jesus, it is because we are still His and not an orphan that He has given over to strong delusions and given us up to a reprobate heart, for He is still trying to lead you to Him, so it is a good thing in the realms of salvation, for He has not given up on you. It sometimes is hard on us at the time to bear with Him but it is for us to draw closer to Him, and seek Him in the fulness of His Words: For when we do this, it brings in our acts of faith knowing He is God and that we are His servants and that we must rely on His benevolence to sustain us! In all actuality He is giving us an opportunity to put our faith to work; our time on this earth is a test and how we handle these tests is how we rely on His Word. This life we have is in fact, our trial grounds where we prove to all and Him we are true Christians; if we are judged now and found approved by His Word, we will not face the second judgment to come,1 Cor.10:21, 1 Cor.11:31-32, 1 Pt.4:17For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

18And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?

19Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator. See Ro.12:1-2!

Jesus said it is better for a man to enter into His kingdom lame than to enter into Hell whole. In all our trials and being bound to this flesh, for a small amount of time we have; is nothing compared to if we are healed and still found not right before our Lord Jesus Christ at His coming or in our death to this temporary life of ours, when we were supposed to be seeking Him in Spirit and in Truth and in all righteousness, 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. (Mt.6:33But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.)

24God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. The question is, how are we to know the truth? The Lord gives us the answer in the writings of the Apostle Paul to Timothy in, 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.

If you have been baptized in the trinity formula you worship you know not what, just as the Samaritan women at Jacobs well, Jn.4:22Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. We are grafted into that vine, by Jesus Christ the one that came from His own Spirit put in the seed of women the LORD thus called the Christ the Lord’s ANOINTED ONE or in Old Testament they always looked for the one that was to be called the HOLY ONE. Well Jesus fits this title! Jesus’ name means “Lord is our saviour.”Titus2:10Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things. 11For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; 13Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 14Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. 15These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

When we understand that Jesus is not a second person of some imagined holy trinity (man’s heresy from 225 AD. and finally ratified somewhere around 500-558 AD. by the council of Nicaea; you can see it did not take long for man to start misinterpreting scriptures after the last apostle had died off!) and know Him for who He truly is, then we can worship Him in Spirit and in truth: Jesus said if you do not know that I Am [He], you will die in your sins, Jn.8:24 & 58 Jesus is the I Am of the New Testament as well as the Old because He was the I Am before Abram, Jn.16:28I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father! Jesus has the power to lay down His life and to take it up again because He is God and all creation and laws of reality and physical properties are bound by His word and must obey Him who established them to begin with; the one who said they could exist in the first place are still bound to His word! (Jn.10:18No 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.). The only way to truly know Jesus is by His irrefutable word of life (Jn.11:25-26 and verse 40, then look to Is.42:8 and Is.48:11-12!); 1 Pt.1:10Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: (Jn.1:17For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

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. And that Jesus is in fact the Holy Spirit which all scripture was inspired to be written by:

2 Pt.1:20Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation (Zach.12:10)!

21For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but Holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. (The same Holy Ghost that is supposed to be dwelling inside of us, or we are none of Jesus’ yet still, Ro.8:9, The same Holy Spirit that is supposed to tell you what He meant by writing these scriptures; we are told as a commandment to rightly divide (1 Cor.24-29 and all of 1 Cor.2:1-16), 2 Tm.2:15Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. How can we unless we have been baptized in His Spirit by which the word was inspired by, in the first place?)

Then this allows us to understand the importance of knowing why we must adhere to every word of His Holy Bible in order for our salvation to be true, because it is His will for us, that none should be lost! Because God changes not, Mal.3: 6For I am the LORD, I change not; and this again is true when the writer of Hebrews shows us in Heb.13:8Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever. And by Jesus Himself, Mt.24: 35Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. This is His Holy Bible is it not? Why did we receive His word? That we could be redeemed from the sin of Adam and Eve, when they sinned in the Garden of Eden for disobedience of His word! You see the mysteries of God in Jesus reconciling the word unto Himself, 2 Cor.5:17Therefore 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 (know), that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

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. For God and Jesus are one in the same, Jn.10:30, Mt.1:23, who is God with us, our Immanuel!

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.

For us to do that we must know who Jesus is in reality of scripture evidences; not some manmade doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church started in 225AD. And was finished and ratified by the Pope who put Himself above scripture, and added to scripture and takes away from which is in direct violation of it, Deu.4:2, Rev.22:18For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

19And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

Which is in agreement with Paul 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.

You see all scripture must agree with the Old Testament as well as the New, we must find common context or meaning in our translation or we do not have the right translation! This is why we know who Jesus is and How the Father can be in Him and He in the Father when we understand that the Spirit is the Father and that God is a Spirit and the only one I know who is Holy is the Holy Spirit, Rev.4:8; which is God not the third person of any man’s trinity (Just like man to put the first last in number and place! Mt.12:31-32, who only has a blaspheme clause attached to Him?); And we see according to scripture, which is the irrefutable word of God; that God was manifest 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 harmonizes with:

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. 6There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.

8He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. (Refer to Gen.1:3And God said, Let there be light: and there was light; And Jn.8:12Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.)

9That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

Jn.12:36While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them. And again further in John same chapter; 44Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me.

45And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me!

46I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. 47And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. 48He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. 49For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. 50And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.) Back to Jn.1

Jn.1:10He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

11He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

12But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

13Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God: (Born of the baptism of the Holy Spirit being born-again, Jn.3:3-8).

14And the Word (Which was God, Jn.1:1-3) was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father (in some manuscripts of the Greek translation and NIV Which was begotten God meaning incarnated something heavenly inspired or created :), full of grace and truth. You see God said He would not give His Glory to another, Is.42:8I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.  And in Is.48:11For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? And I will not give my glory unto another.

12Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he (Jn.8:24 & 58 Jesus is the same I am in the Old and in the New Testament); I am the first, I also am the last also in the New testament talking about Jesus in Revelation: Which shows us that Jesus is truly the name of the Father by which Jesus said I come in my Father’s name, because He was the Father the Holy Spirit manifested in the flesh, 1 Tm.3:16! This is the reason Paul spoke about the Priests of the Pharisees and Sadducees called the Sanhedrin killing the Lord of 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. And that Peter who had the keys to heaven spoke of in 1 Pt.1:6Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:

7That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Because they knew that Jesus was the glory of the Father manifested in the flesh, in Mt.17 Jesus manifested His glory unto them on the mount of transfiguration. This is the reason Jesus told Phillip what He did in Jn.14:6Jesus saith unto him, I Am the way, (I Am) the truth, and (I Am) the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by ME!

7If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him!  As well as Paul, for he witnessed who God was; by which we are truly saved, Ac.20:27For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.

28Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which He hath purchased with His own blood (The very blood of the Holy Ghost is the blood of Jesus Christ! God manifested in the flesh, 1 Tm.3:16!).

29For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

 30Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. They are the Papist, those who vainly puffed up with their own doctrines so that men should fall and be drug off by their vain philosophy of the trinity and dogma; Deu.6:4 Tells us: “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD!” Which is the greatest commandment that Jesus spoke of when asked by the scribe in Mk.12:28And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him: Which is the first commandment of all?

29And Jesus answered him: The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: which harmonizes with Zech.14:9And the LORD shall be King over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and His name One!

Jesus said He came in His Father’s name and that when He goes back to the Father, which means becomes immortal, that He would have the Father which is His Spirit send the Holy Spirit that is called by His name to the apostles (Jn.14:18), so when we baptize in Jesus name according to Acts 2:38-39 we are fulfilling Matthew 24:19-20 because the scripture says to baptize in the name of the Father and Son and Holy Spirit and we have already established that all these are merely titles of the same person which is Jesus our God incarnated; not three separate persons, or substances (ousia) of the same essence (Jn.3:6). All authority was given to Jesus because God was in Him and He was alone given all the Spirit without measure (Col.2:8-10), Jn.3:33He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true.

34For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.

35The Father loveth the Son (The adobted flesh of King David’s lineage, the sure mercies givne to David in 2 Sam.7:1-16 and verse 29!), and hath given all things into his hand.

36He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him (Jn.8:24 see verses 31-32 and verse 51.).

This is the reason it does not matter what man says, or those who say we need to be baptized in the name of the Father the Son and the Holy Ghost, is because the name of Jesus is how we receive the blood of Justification at baptism which gives us the power to stop sinning by applying His name to our souls, Jn.14:14, all power and authority is attached to that one name, Ac.4:12, that is why we baptize in Jesus’ name only, just as the Apostles have shown us, for it is the very name of the Fatherand of the Son and of the Holy Spirit for the Holy Ghost will come in the name of Jesus too, Jn.14:26; therefore this is the New Testament covenant for our Salvation seen 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 (1 Cor.6:11 our justification!)!

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 (Is.28:9-12 or you end up as those seen in verse 13 here in Isaiah!).

This was in response to Jn.3:2The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with (or within) him (Mt.19:26, Lk.1:37).

3Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

4Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?

5Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

8The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

You see the apostles were in fact carrying out exactly what Jesus told them to do; unless we have His name pronounced over us at baptism we are not buried in His likeness, and have not put on Christ; Ro.6:3Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?

4Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

5For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:

6Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

7For he that is dead is freed from sin.

8Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:

9Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.

10For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.

This is what Jesus was talking about in Jn.3:15That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son*, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. To go and sin no more! *(Son; the flesh of God incarnated of the tribe of Judah by the flesh of Mary a descendant from King David’s lineage, in full accordance to prophecy, that David’s throne would live on forever and that he would always have a son of man to stay on his throne, a ruler over God’s kingdom, we who get grafted into by the name of Jesus Christ at our baptism which is our ordination as of the priest of old before they were to serve in the performance of the Lord’s work to be given to God for service in consecration for His use, 2 Tm.2:19-22!)

17For God sent not his Son (His flesh, 1 Tm.3;16) into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him (The God-man Jesus Christ, who is both LORD and the CHRIST, Ac.2:36, who is LORD of ALL, Ac.10:36; because God theHoly Spirit had no blood to give, Ac.20:28, so he created or incarnated Himslef a body form the seed of King David’s lineage, Ps.110:1! So we…) might be saved!

18He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son (Flesh and Blood) of God.

19And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world (Refer back to Gen.1:3, Heb.1:1-ffs.), and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

Because man seeks God after vain theology and philosophies of men instead of the simplicity that is in Christ Jesus for all the Godhead was in Him; Col.2:8Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

9For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

10And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:

11In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:

 12Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

13And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;

14Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;

15And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

Why should we get baptized in Jesus name? Because Jesus said If you love Me you will keep my commandments, Jn.14:15; this is what The Apostle Peter was doing in Ac.2:38-39 the apostle’s first sermon after he was giving the keys to salvation; the only one who had the keys to heaven! Mt.16:18And I say also unto thee: That thou art Peter (petros Strong’s # 4074), and upon this rock (Meaning Jesus Christ, the chief corner stone the builders rejected, on this stone…which was a different Greek word used here instead of Peter, meaning small pepple or similar small detached stone, not Rock petra used here for cliff or stone rising up out of native ground, Strong’s # 4073.) I (Jesus) will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 19And I will give unto thee the keys (plural) of the kingdom of heaven (menaing it will take all the keys to enter therein! Jn.3:3-8, Mt.4:17, Ac.2:38-40, Jn.15:20, Jn.14:15, Jn.8:51, Lk.11:28; Lk.6:46 and Mt.7:13-29; Mt.4:4, Jesus is the Bread of life that came down from heaven, and it still takes the word of God living in us to be cleansed by his words to us, Jn.6:63 and Jn.8:47, that St. John also showed to us in 1 Jn. (2:20 & 27), 4:1-6!): and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

So who we listen to is in fact how we are going to be saved, by the teachings of His anointed Holy Spirit filled Apostles who were getting spoken to by Him who is the Holy Spirit manifested in the flesh now immortal flesh (Jn.(1:17 grace and Truth came by Jesus Christ!), 14:18 & 26), or are we going to die in our sins not knowing the true God in Jesus saving His own people who are called by His name! We receive that name at baptism (Gal.3:27), for all power is in that name, the name of Jesus: Jesus said ask anything in my name and I will do it (Jn.14:14)! But it is conditional, If you love Me keep My commandments (Jn.14:15): 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!

Our works are abiding in His word, we are saved by grace of God in faith by putting His words into our actions and serving Him according to His Will and His WORD should be our will too or we are none of His and are not perfect because we put our will before His (Mt.12:30-32; Mk.8:34-38)! Should we not do as the apostles have told us to do (Jn.15:20)? The very ones who hold the keys to heaven; where we are trying to arrive, one soon coming day!

This is how we become perfect as our Father which is in heaven is perfect, through His love that has been regenerated in us, (Titus chapter three): Mt.5:48Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. We have to seek Him in all righteousness, Mt.6:33. The only way to do that is by asking, by knocking, by seeking, and He will open to you all scripture after you know who He is and worship Him in Spirit and in Truth, Mt.7:7-8, Jn.4:23-24, this same Spirit is for those who will receive Him, for they are truly the ones who obey His every word (Jn.8:47), by keeping in obedience of His Word and not that of man (1 Cor.1:24)!

When the men that Peter was preaching to, who were asking what meaneth this; for they all did hear the 120 in the upper room speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gave the utterance! Peter explained that this was in fact that which Joel prophesied about, that in these latter days The Lord’s Spirit would be poured out on all flesh; this is the sign of Holy Spirit baptism of Jn.3 that was talked about when Jesus said we must be born again of Water in His name and by receiving the baptism of His Holy Spirit in us (Jn.14:18), Ro.8:1There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. (So this shows us we must have the Spirit; what was the evidences of the Spirit? Speaking in Tongues and Prophesying, Ac.(10:44-48 and told again to thew council at Jerusalem in Ac.11:15-18), Ac.19:1-6!)

2For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

3For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son (The son of King David according to the natural flesh!) in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

 4That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

5For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh (Gal.5:17); but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit (Gal.5:16 & 18).

6For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

7Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

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 (therefore read down to verse 13, Mt.10:32-42 & Mk.8:34-38, Mt.12:30-32 & 43-50!).

How do we receive His Spirit? We must diligently seek after Him alone, with a pure heart, Mt.5:8 a heart of an innocent child, seeking God’s love Mt.18:1-5, by heeding to His every scripture and by putting Him first in our lives! He is a jealous God, and if we do not worship Him first and foremost, out of Love for Him, then we have missed the mark! How are we to show Him our love which removes all sin: by being faithful to His Eternal Life Giving Words (through Repentance, Mt.4:17; Ac.2:38-40; Ac.26:19-20!), given to us by His Anointed Apostles, for they alone had the keys to heaven! When we keep His words in faith believing we receive His salvation, by His Words (Jn.6:63 and see Jn.6:68), this is the operations of the Lord; Col.2:12Buried 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. We receive salvation by the operations or by keeping His Word! These are the signs of those who have been baptized in Water and in His Spirit, Mk.16:16He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

17And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

18They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover! Which harmonizes with Ac.2:38-40 and Ac.8: 12But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.

13Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.

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. Which agrees with; Ac.10:29Therefore came I unto you without gainsaying, as soon as I was sent for: I ask therefore for what intent ye have sent for me?

30And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing,

31And said, Cornelius, thy prayer is heard, and thine alms are had in remembrance in the sight of God.

32Send therefore to Joppa, and call hither Simon, whose surname is Peter; he is lodged in the house of one Simon a tanner by the sea side: who, when he cometh, shall speak unto thee.

33Immediately therefore I sent to thee; and thou hast well done that thou art come. Now therefore are we all here present before God, to hear all things that are commanded thee of God.

34Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:

 35But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him! (Repentance in action equals Faith, Jms.2:1-26, Ac.26:19-20; 2 Tm.3:16-17!)

36The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (He is Lord of all:)

37That word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached;

38How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with Him.

39And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree:

40Him God raised up the third day and shewed Him openly:

41Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before God, even to us, who did eat and drink with Him after He rose from the dead.

42And He commanded us to preach unto the people and to testify that it is He which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead. (Is.45:23; Ro.14:10-12; Phil.2:10-12!)

43To him give all the prophets witness (1 Pt.1:9-11; 2 Pt.1:19-21), that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins (Ac.11:15-18).

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 (1 Cor.6:11)?

By these scriptures we discover the sign of the Spiritual Baptism of the Holy Spirit because it was given as evidence that they were indeed baptized as the apostles when they first received it and was given for conformation as indeed the only evidences that one was baptized in His Spirit, Ac.11:1-18, were Peter rehearsed all that was done for Cornelius by believing in Jesus Christ as our true Lord and saviour by which this salvation comes, being baptized in His name for this reason Paul baptized the 12 in Ephesus the same way, 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.These are some of the gifts or fruits of the Spirit but the evidence of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit is always speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives the utterances!   

7And all the men were about twelve.

For this reason God honors our faith when we keep His Words at baptism and we receive Him in faith using His Words because we know in God there is no variances, Jm.1:16Do 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.

And we know Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever, because Jesus is God in the flesh and that with God He changes not, Mal.3:6, for this reason if we keep not His words we have committed the greatest sin for we put our words before the Holy Spirit, by which all scripture is inspired  from 2 Pt.1:19-21, 2 Tm.3:16-17, Mt.12:31Wherefore 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, neither in the world to come.

This is the reason people are going to Hell because they put their beliefs and worship God according to their own desires and vain imaginations instead of by His Holy Scriptures! 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.

Was that not a requirement, being perfect? Mt.5:48; for He is Holy so we must be Holy as He is Holy, Rev.4:8! See 1Pt.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 (Lev.11:44-45 etc).

Because we have taught who Jesus really is, God Almighty in the flesh our Immanuel Mt.1:23, Is.7:14, 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. And in Mt.1:23Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Jesus is that God with us Is.40:3 seen in Matthew chapter three; 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. Even His name is the revelation of who He is which means Lord or God is our saviour: Jude verse 24Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

25To the only wise God our Saviour (Is.49:29), be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen (Ro.9:5 and Ro.16:27).

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. Redemption and Salvation is all in Jesus Christ, (Jn.5:39-44, Jn.6:62-63; Jn.11:25-26 & 40)!

The only way to receive this righteousness is when we receive Jesus as our God and Saviour! By receiving Jesus we become the righteousness of God in Jesus, 2 Cor.5:19To wit (know), that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation!

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.

This is the reason why Jesus said unless our righteousness exceeds that of the Pharisees we will not enter into His kingdom, 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! (2 Pt.3:18)

We must be born again of water and Spirit, for we are powerless in our frailty and in our flesh to live an overcoming life, that which is going to be needed in order to enter into His rest, these are those who are being spoken of, as overcomers in Rev. chapters 2 and 3! Those who are not lukewarm, but have the Holy Ghost with Fire (Ps.104:4 and Heb.1:7), Mt.3:11I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance. But he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: (Jn.3:3-7) 12Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.

Jesus is our creator who created heaven and earth; by Him were all things made and by all things exist and are help in place by the power of His Word, which was made flesh, Jn.1:14! Phil.2:10That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth (Is.45:23; 48:11-12!); For this reason He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him, Heb.11:6But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

If we go through all the hoops and follow His every word it will not do us any good unless we have a servants heart and receive His Spirit and He gives us a new regenerated heart; a Godly heart, full of love for all mankind, for love covereth a multitude of sins: 1 Pt.1:22Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: 23Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever. 24For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: 25But the word of the Lord endureth forever (Mt.5:17-20 and Mt.24:35)!

This is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you. See also; 1 Pt.4:7But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. 8And above all things have fervent charity (love) among yourselves: for charity (agape kind of love) shall cover the multitude of sins (Mt.5:38-48, See all of chapter 12 of Ro.12:1-21; Lev.19:18; Deu.32:35).

Also Jm.5:19Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; 20Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins. This one too; Pr.10:12Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.

This is that Godly love all His disciples were to be known by the Royal Law: Jm.2:8If ye fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well (Gal.5:13-14): and Jn.13:34-35; this is what we are to do with what He has given us; we are to preach this gospel to all nations, that is what I’m trying to do right now! If we preach any other gospel other than Christ and Him crucified and you being baptized any other way than what the Apostles’ gave for us to preach then I will be under a curse too, Gal.1:8-9 and Rev. 22:18-19 given twice in scripture so would I not be doubly cursed if I preached a false doctrine, even three times cursed, Deu.4:2; Deu.5:31-33; Josh.1:7; 23:6-8; Prov.4:27? For this reason Paul told us to seek out our own salvation with fear and trembling, Phil.2:12. Jesus said no man draweth near to Him unless the Father sends him; Jn.6:43Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves. 44No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. 45It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto Me! 46Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father. 47Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. He alone is the teacher of all things so if you still have a problem with knowing God in Jesus and Jesus in God, Jn.14:7-9 then you need to seek Him and He alone will reveal Himself to you. Mt.11:27-30; Jn.8:31-32 and Jesus will set you free and who he has set free is free indeed, verse 36!

This is what is meant by John saying that we need not that any man teach us if we are lead by His Spirit, 1 Jn.2:23Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also(for they are one in the same, Jn.10:30, two titles, one person, Gal.3:20!): 24Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father (Is.9:6; Is.43:10-11 Jesus is the manifestation of the First and the Last, He who was, and was dead, and who is to come, and is alive forevermore, God Almighty all by Himself, for there is not god besides Him, 1 Jn.5:20!). 25And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life. 26These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. 27But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. 28And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming. 29If ye know that he is righteous; ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.

This is how we receive the righteousness that the world cannot receive, because the world knew Him not or His Spirit; Jn.14:17Even 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. How do we receive Him?

Jn.14:14If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. 15If ye love me, keep my commandments Is.28:9-12 and all others will fall in disobedience to His words to us, as seen in verse 13, for they have not the interpreter living in them, who wrote the Holy Bible by holy men, used for His ready pen!).

This is all that I have told you to do; keep His word in faith believing with love in your heart to become His and to serve Him only or perish Ro.12:1-2 ffs, Mt.10:32Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. 33But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. 34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. 35For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. 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! (Jn.12:26If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.) 40He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me (Jn.12:45 God incarnate!).

Jesus told the apostles; “You shall receive power after He comes upon you;” so will those who follow after His word and believe in Him, and believe that Jesus will come to you, Jn.14:18; the apostle Peter said this gift is unto them that are afar off meaning generations, as in your children’s, children until this age of grace is over, Jn.14:18I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. This is the indwelling Spirit of Jesus Christ in you (Ro.8:9)!

41He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. (Eternal life for a true prophet is he who has a testimony of being with Jesus Christ and has been in His presence (Rev.19:10)! And is taught by Him! (Is.54:13And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children. 14In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee. Jer.31:31-34.)

42And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

You see salvation is free in faith believing but it is by the works of the Holy Spirit we receive eternal life, the flesh profiteth noting it is the Spirit that quickens, and we will be as He is when He returns for His church, who is His bride, who has made herself worthy, and spotless, by works in faith believing in His every word and by us keeping them, with all our hearts or else we are still none of His still (Eph.5:27, till Christ be formed in us, Gal.4:19): With man this is impossible but with God in you all things then become possible, for greater is He that is in you than He that is in the world, 1 Jn.4:4; Mt.19:26 and Lk.1:37! Only if you have evidences of His Spirit in you! Is.28:11-12; Joel 2:28-29 ffs; Mk.16:17; Ac.2:1-4; Ac.8:16-19; Ac.10:44-48; Ac.11:15-18; Ac.19:1-6!

Jm.2:1My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory (is.42:8 and 48:11-12, see 2 Cor.4:6 and 1 Cor.2:8, as well as Jn.11:40 and Lk.17:18, Jn.5:39-44!), with respect of persons. 2For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment; 3And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool: 4Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts? 5Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him? 6But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats? 7Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called (Are you called by Jesus’ name? have you beeb baptized in his name by which all salvation comes? Ac.4:12!)?

8If ye fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well: 9But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors. 10For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. 11For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law (Ro.8:1-13, for the law is for those who are contentious, and they will not be one of those who will enter into His Kingdom, (1 Cor.6:9-10; 1 Cor.11:4-16; Ro.2:6-14, Gal.5:19-21; Gal.6:7!).

12So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty (2 Pt.2:1-22). 13For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment. 14What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? 15If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, 16And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit (Mt.5:42)? 17Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. 18Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. 19Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble!

20But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? 21Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? 22Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? 23And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. 24Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. 25Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way? 26For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

When we keep His scriptures we are obeying His every word, those who do not keep His words are those who fall back into perdition, that Isaiah was speaking about in these verses; Is.28:9Whom shall he teach knowledge? And whom shall he make to understand doctrine? Them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.

10For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:

 11For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.

12To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear (Today’s emerging church who says this is not for us anymore. Therefore they cannot rightly divide the word of God, 2 Tm.2:15! So they get bored with trying to understand the mysteries we all have been taught of by God, because we have the mind of Christ, 1 Cor.2:16!). 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.

Verse 11 gives the all importance clue on how to receive His words and to understand them and translate them correctly by receiving the one who wrote them, Jesus Christ the Holy Spirit manifested in the flesh, 1 Pt.1:9-11; 2 Pt.1:19-21 the Day Star and the Morning Star (Rev.2:28 and Rev.22:16.) for they are one in the same, Ro.8:9 shows us the Spirit is interchangeable with God and Jesus Christ for without His Spirit we are none of His singular tense not plural. Because God is our saviour by which we are washed in His blood, Ac.20:28Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

When we accept these truths then and only then can we start to receive Him and His revelations that He alone gave us in His Scriptures!

Saul the first king of Israel lost his throne because he would not hear from the man of God, which was Samuel and disobeyed God’s word to him, for his instructions! The same disobedience that kept Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden! Disobediences of not answering His call, is that unforgivable sin, when we do not answer and obey His every word results in one thing, eternal death in the Lake of Fire where the worm dieth not and the fire is never quenched (Rev.3:19-22)!

We must answer the call with all our hearts out of love for Him alone; so that we can become like He is, children of the true living God in Jesus, being reconciled unto Him alone!

Peter answered unto the men when they said what must we do to be saved: 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.

This untoward generation Peter was talking about are those who heed not His words (1 Jn.5:19 see Jms.4:1-4!), and follow after tradition of men instead of the simplicity of Christ Jesus and the true revelation of salvation by those who had the keys to salvation given to them by Jesus Christ, who is our redemption, by His blood we were purchased, if we have truly been born-again of his Holy Spirit, 1 Cor.3:16-17; 1 Cor.6:19-20, and 2 Cor.6:14-18!)! Should we not heed His word given to us by His apostles; who had the His keys to His heavenly kingdom? God’s irrefutable words are irrefutable no matter what man says or traditions of men or their rituals, we cannot add to it or take away from the Holy Bible, this is what was meant in these verses in Mt.7:12Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. 13Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in there at: 14Because strait (Righteousness and Holiness) is the gate, and narrow (Difficult, meaning there is but one way, Eph.4:4-6; Jn.14:6; Jn.4:24; Jn.8:24; Jn.14:1 Jn.17:3 and Jn.12:43-50.), is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. And Lk.6:46And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? Mt.7:21Not 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.

Deu.4:2Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you. Mt.5:18For 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. Did not jesus keep all that was written? Beings He is the Word of God in the flesh and did no sin, then we too must do as Jesus did if we are to follow after Him, Jn.14:6!

23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity

So you see we are compelled to obey His every word or perish, if we know not Him in Spirit and in truth we worship Him in vain (1 Jn.5:21, which is idolatry, worshipping a god we made up in our vain immaginations, which is not of the truth, Jn.4:23-24, as required!), and our worship is not of the Spirit of truth; unless His Spirit lives in us and we are His children according to the water and Spirit, Jn.3:3-7; 1 Cor.6:11! How can we say we are His and not receive His name at baptism? We remain in our sins still because without the blood of the covenant being applied to you at baptism there is no remission (or forgiveness) of sin: Remission is for us to go and sin no more as scripture told us to do; when Jesus told the adulteress and the cripple to go and sin no more unless a worse thing come upon you too; that is worse, Jn.5:14; 8:11, this meant all those who come to Jesus as well, because they were made whole by His forgiveness to go and live a sinless life, because we have the power and authority to put down strongholds of sin and the devil and his ways 1 Jn.5:18; this is the same warning Jesus gave to Cain, when He warned Cain that sin lieth at the door and he was to have dominion over it, Gen.4:7If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? And if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him! See we have but one choice we must answer to God with Amen, and carry out all His scriptures in our heart in obedience!

Eph.4:5One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

6One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

7But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. This was well spoken to those who had been confirmed with evidences of the Holy Spirit baptism as well as all the church epistles the apostles wrote to them alone, (1 Cor.1:8); the apostles knew who they were preaching to; those who had already been filled with the Holy Spirit with confirmation of speaking in tongues and gifts following after them, as seen in Mark chpater 16 as well! If you have not been baptized in the apostle’s doctrines then all we did was get wet in a man made tradition and ritual of ceremony; if we were baptized in any other way than Ac.2:38; 10:48; 19:1-6! For the blood that covers sin is given in baptism in His name, all power is attached to His name Mt.28:18 and Jn.14;14, for there is no remission of sin without the blood of the covenant being applied to and for the sinner, Heb.9:1-28: Jn.316For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

17For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

18He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. Mt.28:19Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: (What is that name? 2 Tm.2:19-22, who knows the name of Christ and has a pure heart!)

20Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Jesus said I and my Father are one, Jn.10:30; Jesus said I come in My Father’s name, Jn.12:43I 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? This is why Jesus’ name is so important, it is the name that is above all names, Ps.138:2I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy loving kindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word, above all, thy NAME! His name is magnified above all; otherwise the word would be all above thy name, AS IT IS PREACHED TODAY BY THOSE WHO KNOW HIM NOT! We must submit to His name and then carryout His word, because the word became flesh and the word was God but all things are held and are under His authority by His name BY WHICH OUR WORDS HAVE ITS AUTHORITY, due to the name expounded over them! For there is no other name 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. Which was rejected by the Roman Catholic Church, when they recited Mt.28:19 instead of obeying the scripture and using His name which is Jesus Christ by which we are saved, for that scripture says baptize in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost: What is the subject of the sentence we must baptize in the Name in order for the operation of the object of the sentence can be establishes in obedience! This is the operation of that sentence being carried out when we baptize in Jesus’ name, in that scriptures fulfillment; it is one thing to recite a scripture over someone and quite another to carry out what that scripture said to do, in its entirety! Jesus said, Jn.12:45And he that seeth me, seeth him that sent me! To see Jesus is to look into God’s eyes! Jesus is the name of the Father which is the Holy Spirit, Jn.4:24; Rev.4:8, lev.11:44-45; 1 Pt.1:15-16: 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! because they were taught by God! Because this Spirit is Jesus’ same Spirit which is counselor or Paraklet0s, 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 First and the Last, Is.48:12, who is the Alpha and the Omega, Rev.1:8 and Rev.22:12-16! How else are we to know how to receive His salvation unless we receive His name and His Spirit, otherwise we are none of His, yet still!!! Ro.8:9!

There is but one salvation from one person from one God and His name is Jesus Christ because He alone is Lord of all, Ac.10:36 and God has made Him both Lord and Christ, Ac.2:36 What about all power and authority is His don’t we get, Mt.28:18; Rev.4:8? Dan.7:14And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed. Jesus is that one that was dead Rev.1:18I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. This is the same that said five hundred years before it happened said to Zechariah.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, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. That was none other than Jesus, Zech.13:6And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends. Even further back Ps.22:16For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.

17I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.

18They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture. Jn.19:36For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.

Jn.19:37by Jesus himself! “And again another scripture saith, They shall look on Him whom they pierced.” Jesus is by what all scripture was given, 1 Pt.1:9-11! Jesus is that Holy Spirit that was manifested in Mary the handmaiden of the Lord, the Holy thing (hagios, ia, ov- which is written on,  is only mentioned in the Greek as hagion or HOLY ONE which means Holy, which even the Saints of God are called, who are One with God because they know who their Father is, Mt.11:27, for He alone has revealed Himself to us!) that was in her, Mt.20But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost, Jn.4:24, God is a Spirit! The Holy Spirit, Rev.4:8!

The very reason we need His name at baptism and His Spirit to have full salvation according to His Word, because baptism in water and baptism in the Holy Ghost are in fact two separate events, they may happen before one another but both need to be completed before resurrection can take place, Ro.8:9 and Jn.3:3-18; is contingent on calling out Jesus’ name, just as Jesus’ apostles did, Jn.14:14! Rv.1:7Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him: Even so, Amen. How shall we live if we reject so great a salvation, we won’t we will be consumed in the Lake of Fire where the worm dieth not and the Fire is never quenched; in Hell forever tormented because you lacked faith in His word and did not properly fulfill His Commandments, 2 Tm.3:16-17, with a regenerated pure heart of an innocent child, who will be the greatest in the Kingdom of God, Mt.18:1-11 ffs!

All one has to do is look to Mathew chapter 23 and we see what really perturbs Jesus the most! When His ministers preach man’s doctrines above His word, and walk another way from which they preached, Mk.7:6-9! There is no way to call these actions but by what this action is called according to Jesus. He called them hypocrites! Is this not the greatest sin? Not walking before the Lord in Spirit and in truth; for this is the first sin of Adam and Eve, for this reason God came to us Himself for only He can change a commandment that was given by Him. He had to answer for sin once and forever by His sinless blood that was to redeem all men, and all peoples of all nations, that is how powerful His blood is! But it is only for those who will receive His scriptures and do them, Ro.12:1-2! We are saved by grace and faith, but that grace is still contingent on following Him in word and deed, Col.3:17, James said, “be ye not a hearer of the word but a doer”, Jm.1:22; Jn.8:31-32 & 51, Mt.12:48But 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!

50For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother. Jn.14:23Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. Jn.8:31Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;

32And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. And those who know the truth and are in His grace will be those who are saved from the second death! Because we have mortified this flesh and pursued the only salvation given for us to receive and that is in Jesus in His name, 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!

We have but one choice if we want to live forever with our Father this Jesus, for when we have Him we have the Father, 1 Jn.2:23Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also, Jn.10:30; Rev.4:8; Jesus who is the First and the Last!

All of this only works, only if you know the Father is the Holy Spirit not the third person of the trinity; which they put His Spirit that is His Essence last this Spirit (who is the power of the Highest and who is the wisdom of God by His will) is what Jesus’ life is sustained by His indwelling Spirit that is the reason Jesus said the flesh profiteth nothing, it is the Spirit that quickeneth, Jn.6:62-63! All Spirits will return to God from which all spirits went out from, (Ecc.12:7, Heb.12:9) if those Spirits remain true to God they will or else those spirits will go to their new leader Satan and he will be your new task master who you have been serving all along (Ro.6:16) because you have not received Jesus’ Testimony, Jn.14:1Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. This is the simplicity of Jesus that you are having trouble with (2 Cro.11:1-3)! Jn.17:3 Jesus manifested God’s name in Jesus’ flesh; “LORD is SAVIOUR!” God the redeemer, Is.49:29, The Mighty One of Jacob, the only potentate, 1 Tm.6:15-16, our King of kings and our One LORD of lords, Zach.14:9!

1 Jn.2:24Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father, Jn.5:39-44, that cometh from God only!

25And this is the promise that he (He is singular and in most translations is capitalized showing that the he is Lord (NKJV) hath promised us, even eternal life.

26These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. (Those who say we are not going to do these things according to scripture anymore, therefore, we don’t have signs and wonders and that there is no more tongues because we have out grown it; Heresy all! They have changed the truth and walk in error and are not of God for they preach to those who have itching ears, 2 Tm.4:3! Those that have itching ears are those going to the Roman Catholic Church, because they teach Pope is supreme above God’s Word; for Jesus said we are to be about God’s business according to scripture before man’s words, just that simple! Who are we to answer to God or man? Phil.2:10)

27But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you (True believers washed in the blood by His name and justified and sanctified by His Holy Spirit (1 Cor.6:11), which seals us, Eph.1:12-14, Eph.4:30, Ro.8:9!), and ye need not that any man teach you (If you are truly lead by His Spirit in His Truth of His irrefutable scripture 1 Cor.2:1-16, for you should have the mind of Christ and he has given us a sound mind, 2 Tm.1:7; Jn.16:33!): but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, (Jn.14:17 & 26 along with 15:26 this is that Spirit of truth that no man can come into Jesus’ presence without!), and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. (This is true obedience out of love for Him, because you revere Him because He is your God and you are in fact His servant, which man was called to be and to tend to His creation, that was Adam’s job now ours, if you are truly born again of water and His Spirit!) 28And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming. 29If ye know that he is righteous; ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.

Jesus said to the disciples I have shown you what your master has done to you do also in remembrance of Me, He said I Am the way, (means doing, having faith in action, working for our Lord serving Him!), the truth, (no liar will enter into His heaven, especially those who lie to themselves about who Jesus is and what He is not or what He will not allow, 2 Pt.2:1-22! We must seek Him in all righteousness, which means being right and just in our descisions before His eyes not the eyes of the world, Ro.3:4; 1 Pt.4:7-11!), and the life, (meaning we have to serve Him according to His Will for us (Mt.12:30-32; Mk.8:34-38!), all people have a calling if they have truly been baptized in water in Jesus’ name and in His Spirit, this is what the power of the Holy Ghost is for: So we too can be about our Father’s business, Lk.2:49, Just as jesus has shown us, Jn.4:34! Serving our Lord that His Grace which is His unmerited favour can continually fall on us!), No one will come to Heaven (meaning the Father, Ecc.12:7) but by Jesus Christ our Lord and SAVIOUR, unless we know who Jesus is, Jn.8:24 as the true I Am, Jn.8:58; Rev.4:8!), Jn.14:6Jesus saith unto him, I am (The I Am of the Old testament as well as the New, our God Almighty, Is.9:6!) the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me!

Jesus gave us a way to salvation and it is up to us to trust in His Word and obey scriptures not man’s doctrines or Dogma: We must adhere to those who had His keys to Heaven, you notice that it said keys meaning plural there are more than just one! That is why Jesus said we must be born again of Water and of The Holy Spirit, Jn.3:3-8 so that we can hear His Spirit teaching us His scriptures our words of life to live according to His guidance, through putting our faith in action and abiding in His Word, Ac.26:19-20! We must be Baptized in His name according to Ac.4:12; and Ac.2:38-40 there is but one road to salvation, Mt.7:12-14 and few be there that find it, many are called but few chosen!

Mt.22:1And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, 2The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, 3And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding (The Jews and the Bride of Christ Jesus, the Gentiles or whosoever will!): and they would not come. 4Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage (The Rapture). 5But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: 6And the remnant took his servants (Prophets, Apostles, and Ministers of Jesus Christ’ Words), and entreated them spitefully, and slew them. 7But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. 8Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy. 9Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage (The Gentiles who will be grafted in and those who will not put on the robes of righteousness!).

10So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests (Today’s end time churches).

11And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: (Those who have not heard this report and taken it to heart; maybe the words of our Lord don’t affect your heart, only those who the Father calls, will hear His words and respond, Jn.8:47: The rest end up going to Hell with those who are being lead by the devil, Satan is a liar! This gospel is for everyone; Hell is intended for Satan and one third of the angels that have left their first domain or estate, they left in their own disobedience because they were a respecter of Satan and pride of heart of self before our LORD; this is exactly where those are going right along with all of them that Satan is deceiving right now; are you going to be the next to go to eternity, in the Lake of Fire where the Worm dieth not and the fire is never quenched?

The next verses are addressing those people who are going to Hell! Those who deny that Jesus is God to the Glory of the Father; for they have not put on the wedding garment and prepared themselves to enter into His dinner, Rv.3:19As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. 20Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. 21To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne (heaven), even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne (Sits in all authority in His Kingdom, Ecc.12:7Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.). 22He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.)  12And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. 13Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 14For many are called, but few are chosen.

Lk.8:21And he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it, Lk.11:28. Mt.12:48But 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! 50For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

John the Baptist said  in Jn.3:31He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all! 32And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony. 33He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. 34For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God (because Jesus is God): for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. 35The Father loveth the Son (His flesh), and hath given all things into his hand Mt.28:18 Jeuss the Mighty God, Is.9:6. 36He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

If we are not answering God’s call then we have put ourselves and our flesh before God and we will never be one of His elect, who has given all to be just a servant of the Most High God our Lord Jesus Christ, Mt.10:32Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. 33But whosoever shall deny me before men (who will not receive His word and do it; when it is preached unto you!), him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. 34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. 35For I am (Jn.8:24 & 58), come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. 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.   (I am indeed being sent to you this day!)

41He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. (Eternal Life) 42And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

Here is a verse that I know has never been preached this way that I know of; but yet when you think about hidden meanings of scripture from literal sense to a figurative one, it is still true only if taken figuratively: if you take that scripture and use it in a contextual way that is still from the first literal translation: Mt.10:21And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death: We who preach these living words have given  you eternal life, however, those being put to death are those who hear not His words of life and refuse to repent, and be baptized in His Glorious Name, the only name that saves one from eternal damnation; those who refuse to believe that they can have this gift of Eternal Life and the Holy Spirit baptism with speaking in a heavenly language as the Spirit gives the utterance! If they do accept your testimony then they still have one worry!

Then we must not be one of those who fall back into legalism, but have a work of faith in which our righteousness resembles who we are in Jesus Christ; for answering to His call for He said be ye Holy for I Am Holy! (1 Pt.1:13-16) We are to follow His commandments or we are none of His still! (Jn.14:15 ; 15:14), if we keep His saying, statutes, percepts, judgments, and line upon line hear a little there a little, Is.28:9Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.

10For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:

11For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.

12To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear. Those who heed not His Word are those who fall back into perdition because they have not His Spirit in order to understand (means to know and do, 2 Tm.2:15Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth!), and hear His Word and follow through and do it! Those who do not are these seen in the very next verse: 13But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken! Obedience to the words of God, is life eternal, those who do not recieve it ar ethey who will find their own lives in Hell, in the second death!

The people who do not understand His word and cannot live according to His scriptures because they have not His name and they have not His Spirit to teach them His ways, His truths, and His life; they do not understand and cannot follow it because they have not the love of God in them: Which only comes from being one with the Father because Jesus is the Father, Jn.10:30 I and my father are one! And you will not come to Him so you can be saved; Jn.5:39Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. 40And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.

God was manifested in the flesh to come and redeem those who know Him and love Him: He is theirs, just for the ones who He is the creator; we His created made in His likeness that we might come to know Him as He knows us in Spirit and in truth!

He came to finish the work of the eternal creation, to put things in place that none should be lost so that all will come to Him in His glory and in His true likeness as Adam was before he fell in to perdition for being disobedient to God’s words like today’s generation (Judges 2:10-13) and now my elders who hear not these words and believe a lie of man’s tradition over God’s saving words; this scripture (Mt.7:15-23; 10:21-22) today is being fulfilled, unless we heed His word and use them in our lives! Jesus’ words are life or death; we either use them and live forever in His Kingdom or we blow them off and perish to the Lake of Fire that was intended for Satan and his followers who follow after their own ways; those who need not this gospel because Satan has lied to them and you if you have not Jesus according to His Word! Are you the next to carry on in your filth of being deceived by Satan?

The only way to get to Him our Lord Jesus is to be born-again in His likeness by water in His name, with a pure heart; by His indwelling Spirit with speaking in tongues as evidences of the initial out pouring just as our Apostles received so shall we all who are truly His that is the confirmation, for it is His heavenly language we must know and speak; that intercedes for us when we know not what to pray or how to go about asking Him for His will in our lives, to show us a better way, a more perfect way always seeking to please Him because we are His faithful servants, 2 Pt.3:18! This is what you do when you are sold out on Jesus; It has to be a passion to please Him for He gave us His all and that is exactly what we must do for Him, give Him our all or we just play like we are religious and we make ourselves into liars at the same time, Ro.3:4! He knows we cannot fool Him, don’t you know you can’t either. Does He not know the beginning from the end? We either live by His word that He gave us for this reason to worship Him in Spirit and in truth or fall by the wayside as the seed spoken of in His parables Mt.13:1-23. The seed (the words of God) who did not fall into toiled or prepared soil (our souls) that is constantly being reworked as His Spirit gives us more revelation of His word, Eph4:11-16 ffs; 2 Tm.3:16-17! The day we quite growing in His likeness is the day we start down a slippery slope back into perdition, 1 Pt.4:13-19!

We must be about His business (Lk.18:7-8) or perish with all the unbelievers who have lost faith or never really had any because when we know Him and His word our faith increases and we seek to do more for Him because we are truly sold out to Him alone for He is our All in All! That is why the Lord gave us preaching to reach a lost and dying world that none should perish but all could come to Him in faith believing or forever be lost with Satan and his followers in his lake of fire where he will be your new master forever!

I know first hand what it was like for Jonah who kept trying to run away from the Lord. If we are to be the Lord’s and He wants you for a special calling He will get your attention and you will start losing things, if they are in His way, (Heb.12:7If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? 8But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.), you have put them before our Master! He is a jealous God and will have no part of it; you will come back in line and under His dominion or you will face His wrath! It almost cost me my life till I answered His call! He will chastise His own if He doesn’t, then you are one of the nameless bastards that are still finding their way to Hell and the trials of tribulations and the death of a sinner who is forever lost! Never to be remembered again in the lake of fire screaming and crying out for eternity, were the worm dieth not and there will be gnashing of teeth! You will be crying out to Him but He will not forgive you and Satan will never relinquish his hold on you because you have given yourself to him by not heeding this preacher’s word; the words of Jesus Christ calling out for you to repent, for the time is at hand, salvation has come to you this day 2 Cor.6:2! It is time to get out of the miry clay that has you bound to this earth with all its carnalities, materialist views, and religion of the Papist fools going to Hell because they did not listen to John when he wrote the Book of Revelation: John said by the Holy Spirit: Rv.22:18For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

Which was confirmed also in Paul’s writing in the Holy Spirit as well in Gal.1:8But 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.

Jesus preached one of His first public sermons; what was the first thing Jesus required? It was in Mt.4:17From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand*. What was that, that Peter preached also at his first sermon after receiving Jesus’ Holy Spirit? We see in Acts chapter 2 the men asked what they must do to receive this salvation of Jesus Christ. The man that had the keys given to him by the very same one that redeemed us with His very own blood, our LORD JESUS! Peter preached repentance! What did Jesus do when He started His ministry? He went and had John the Baptist baptized Him so all righteousness could be fulfilled, not that He had sin, He had no sin so that all the sin of the universe and eternity could be laid on Him who created it for Himself! Only God could have enough Holiness and Righteousness to change sin from death to eternal life by covering sin with His own blood, by which we were bought from the slavery of death to eternal life! What was the next key Peter used to get us into Heaven; which is called His Kingdom? After Peter said to repent he ordered, no he commanded, that everyone is to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of sins: Remission or forgiveness but more for remission; when something goes into remission it stops what it was doing this is in fact full repentance which brings forth forgiveness! We see Jesus said to go and sin no more to one and to another He said go and sin no more unless a worse thing come upon you, Jn.5:14; 8:11! Peter still had another key to use before anyone could be truly saved: Peter said; “and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” Which is Jesus’ very own Spirit in us in fulfillment of Jn.14:18I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. Also in fulfillment of Joel2:28And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions Rev.19:10: 29And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.

Therefore, we see that Jesus’ words by His prophets, disciples, and apostles still are and always will be kept in this time and the next, Amos3:7-8! Who can shut after my Lord opens and who can open after my Lord shuts? No one but he who had the keys to bind in heaven and in earth or loosen in heaven or to loosen on earth and that was Peter and the apostles, no one else, this chapter in history of binding or loosening left with John and he sealed God’s Holy Book, the one we call this Holy Bible of ours by which our salvation will come; if we use it correctly in faith believing in Jesus’ words of Life, Jn.6:62-63! It all boils down to this, are we going to forsake all to come to Him so He can receive us unto Himself or are we going to keep deceiving ourselves into Hell? We won’t have this preacher to blame in Hell or the next person; Paul told us to work out our own salvation, Phil.2:12! If we receive Jesus in faith believing in His every word instead of man’s doctrines; He will finish a good work in you if He alone is the author and finisher of your faith: Phil.1:5For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now;

6Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: (Speaking of the baptism of the Holy Spirit and the catching away!). Without the Holy Spirit in us we are lost still for our salvation is not complete, 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. Even if you have the Spirit and you have not received His name you are still lost; unless you have the baptism which was done in His name (Gal.3:27); in the Name of Jesus Christ, the only name by which salvation comes, Ac.4:12 according to His words, all of them or none of Jesus you will be!

In order to walk in the Spirit we must have it first and foremost, and His words imprinted upon our hearts and in our minds before us always, Jer.31:31-34! Do you speak in tongues as the Spirit gives you the utterances!? If you answered no then you’re not going to heaven because you believe not His words of life! It is not me pronouncing eternal damnation on you but His very words of life or death to those who choose not to receive His salvation according to His words!

Lk.6:47Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them; and Jn.8:31Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. Free from sin and forever being tormented every second forever, just because you did not hear this preachers words spoken by His Holy anointing, for they are not my words but His given to me; from me to you by Him! When you get to heaven you will stand before Him and these very same books that are in the Holy Bible will be opened up and you will be judged by them Jn.12:35-50! The only ones found in His Book of Life who are going to be these: 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. And these; Mal.3:16Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought (meditated) upon his name.

17And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.

18Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not. So let me ask a final question are you one of these?

If not, repent and be baptized in the Glorious name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit for it is unto you and to all those who are a far off, even to as many as the Lord our God shall call! Many are called but few will be chosen are you going to be one of the few? Seek ye the Lord, today is the day of salvation, by His word we will overcome this flesh and this world of carnality by the empowering of His very Spirit we can fulfill our calling and His destiny for all His children by His very will we stand in faith believing 1 Jn.4:4. His every word or perish in the eternal lake of fire, were the worm dieth not and you are the fuel for the fire that is never quenched, Eze.21:31-32 and seen again in Eze.22:30-31! I have heard Him myself and He told me that the door of salvation was about to be closed forever: Everyone who heeds not His word will be left outside saying; “My Lord my Lord why have you forsaken me?” Mt.7:21Not 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.

The reasons are many why someone would fail to enter into His rest but there is but one way to Him and that is by His scriptures and not man’s doctrines and Dogma of others, Mk.7:6-9! All the commentaries we will ever need are in His Holy Spirit, by the leading of His apostles and disciples, Matthew, Mark, Luke, Paul, Peter, John even James, Jude and Paul’s writings to Timothy and Titus and the Epistles to all the churches of God, for they are our instructions so we will be found Holy and Righteous in his eyes!

So are you going to be one of the workers in His harvest fields that are doing His will?  However, you could be one of those who are going to be eternally roasted in His Lake of Fire; that is for those who hear not His words! One of those who are continually condemned forever, Mt.12:31Wherefore 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, neither in the world to come. All because you put your own doctrine above His word! This is the sin that will never be forgiven of unless we leave this shameful heart and mind behind and be transformed into His likeness, being born again by His Spirit with evidences of faith being fruitful witnesses harvesting souls in His fields! Those are the ones who have a true testimony of what God has done for them and how He brought them out of a life of sin and the roaring lions mouth, seeking whom he may devour! These are those who have a true testimony because they have been in His presence and felt Him working and changing their hearts and minds into a new creature; one designed for His use! It is as easy as believing and then putting your faith in action, by stepping out and repenting, being baptized in the water of remission of sin in Jesus’ name and trusting for His gifts as He promised (Lk.11:13), for they are for anyone who believes in Him and His Word, Mt.5:18; 24:35! This is the faith He is going to be looking for when He returns: Lk.18:7And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? 8I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? He will if you do as this preacher has warned you to do:

Ro.12:1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. 3For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. 4For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: 5So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. 6Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; 7Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; 8Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness. 9Let love be without dissimulation (Disguising or hiding true feelings). Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. 10Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;

 11Not slothful in business (not your business but His business just as Jesus was at 12 years of age, Lk.2:49); fervent in spirit (Holy Ghost and with Fire); serving the Lord (by which His grace has been given to serve Him, this is what John was talking about in Jn.1:16And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.);

12Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; 13Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. 14Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. 15Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. 16Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. 17Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. 18If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. 19Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. 20Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. 21Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

Ever word of this Holy Bible is our bread of life: Mt.4:4But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Lk.4:4And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God. Do you not know that the Lord did this to make it easier to remember the most important scriptures in the world! And the second set most important is next to it in meaning as well; 2Tm.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. Even these; 1Pt.1:9-11; 2 Pt.1:19-21; That’s right we can become perfect if we live according to His words, Mt.5:48, because Jesus gave us this commandment, Mt.5:48Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect (Inb a Regenerated Love of God in you!). This is only done by abiding in His word and meditating on His scriptures, day and night and allowing Him to minister to you through His word and His Spirit or you are none of His!

Guess what, if you walk according to this world’s standards and have not mortified the flesh you are not one of His still! Those of the flesh will reap rewards of the flesh and die the death of all those who worship carnality Gal.5:17, Ro.8:1There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 2For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. 3For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: 4That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit! 5For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. 6For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 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. 10And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. Which harmonizes with Mt.5:20 and 1 Pt.1:15-16 which coincides with these verses:

Holiness without which no man enters into His Kingdom

Heb.12:14

Be Ye Holy:  Be holy in all manner of life, Col.3:17 In word and deed do all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ:

1 Pet 1:15-16- as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of life; because it is written, be ye holy; for I am holy.

Lev 11:44-45- I am the Lord your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy.

Leviticus 19:2- Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy.

Lev 20:26- ye shall be holy unto me: for I the Lord am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.

Leviticus 20:7- Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the LORD your God

2 Cor.6:17Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate (sanctify yourselves and be ye Holy), 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.

Deuteronomy 7:6- For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special (sanctified to be Holy, A People Consecrated ) people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth, the Elect a chosen generation.

Deuteronomy 14:2- For thou art a holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar (a sanctified and Holy) people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.

Deuteronomy 28:9- The LORD shall establish thee a holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, and walk in his ways (You shall be a Holy people!).

Psalm 4:3- But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly (a Holy, Godly man) for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him: because you have kept His commandments, Jn.14:15.

Numbers 15:40- That ye may remember, and do all my commandments, and be holy unto your God.

1 Samuel 2:2- There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.

Psalm 99:5- Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy.

Psalm 99:9- Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the LORD our God is holy.

 

We are called unto holiness and not immorality

Titus 2:12- we should deny ungodliness and worldly lusts, and should live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world.

2Pet 3:11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy behavior and godliness.

1Thess 4:7- God hath not called us unto immorality, but unto holiness

2Cor 7:1- let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

James 1:21- cast away all flthiness and evildoing.

So without a doubt these things are the requirements to be His for they are commandments all, and if anyone teaches not to keep His commandments they will be the least of His Kingdom! Hell is still a part of His kingdom so in a fact will all those who keep not these words of life will go to the lowest portion of His Kingdom?

Here is the bottom line God will not look you over for PhDs, M.A.s, Masters and Literary Degrees, but he will look you over for scares that you have received in worshipping and serving Him in Spirit and in Truth quote from Elbert Hubbard and Reverend Brother G. L. Boyett!

If we uphold not His word in our deeds how are we to be expected to receive Him for ourselves when we have not given ourselves to Him to begin with: if we do such things as to refuse to honor His superiority as Creator and we HIS created, we fail to make Him our own! Exo.33:19And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy. These that put Him first in word and deed and live by His very words are those who He will show mercy to; because He alone is sovereign!

If we keep not His word we fail most miserably into our own miss conceptions and our vain imagination of who this almighty God is and what we are to do for Him! If truly we are His servants headed for His Kingdom, we must be about His business doing His will in faith putting down this flesh that is not of the Spirit. If you want to do something because the flesh thinks its fun guess what, it is not of the Spirit, for the flesh wars against the Spirit until you put down the old man Satan that still lives in this world; that we are to have dominion over!

Receive ye the Lord and uphold His scriptures in your life and live forever in peace and tranquility. Behold the Lord cometh with His saints; are you going to be one of them?

*Note from Mt.4:17From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Many commentaries has near for a translation of at hand; which is untrue according to harmonizing scriptures; for Jesus said in other verses that if things He was doing were being done by the finger of God then assuredly the Kingdom of God has indeed come unto to you! Lk.11:20But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you. And Mt.12:28But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. 29Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man (The Devil)? And then he will spoil his house (Those who are in the world, carnally minded and do the things of this world (Jms.4:4) instead of seeking Him in His righteousness, (Mt.6:33), so that all things will be added to you by Him if you will receive Him and His name!) 30He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.

Lords Way Ministries                                                                                                                                                                     By Rev. G. L. Boyett

1Tm.3:16 & 6:11-21; Is.60:1-22; 2Tm.3:16-17; Gen.17:1; Mt.5:48; Heb.13:8; Amos3:1-8

Gal.4:16Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?

~ Even so, if I be persecuted for His sake, I find myself in good company, in the company of the Elect! ~                                                                                                                                                                                                Quote from: Rev. Bro. G. L. Boyett

This was given to me from our Lord Jesus Christ personally;

For all who will hear what thus saieth the Lord!  

Isaiah59:1-21 The Lord will always have a prophet, for His generation,Rev.19:10; Ecc.12:7-14; Ps.2:1-12; Is.55:1-13; Mal.3:16-18; Deu.28:14; Josh.1:7; Deu.5:32-33; Jn.14:15; Mt.7:13Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in there at:  14Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Mt.22:14For many are called, but few are chosen. Lk.6:46And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? 47Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:  48He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. 49But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.

Mt.10: 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.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, neither in the world to come. 1Pt1: 20Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. 2Tm.3:16-17.

Mt5:48; 6:33: All of this is that you will never have to say: Eli, Eli, lama Sabachthani? Are you; Anathema? You are if you have not been baptized, Mt.4:17, in the only name by which salvation comes, Ac.4:12; 2:38-39; Mk.16:16! Your sins keep your prayers from Me, Pr.15:8; 28:9; Man created a false since of religion that is not according to My scripture; so how can a man stand before Me when he comes to Me; to have an answer for himself; for all those who think they are mine; just because you say I’m a Christian and yet you still live in sin, you are living in a lie, Lk.6:46 you will not stand, Phip.2:10, you will bow before being drug off screaming! Sinners will see the error in horror and say Lord if I had known, I would have done better; and I will answer and say, “Did I not send Paul, and my prophets, apostles, and disciples to you telling you to emulate him and Me; in a more excellent way, 1Pt.1:11-16, Mt.5:48; and to work out your salvation with fear and trembling? You have not, because you have lost your first love, Me and My Way, and My way is My Will, Lk.11:28But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it!

Every word My Spirit has uttered unto My prophets has been foretold to you and you receive it not; that you may have salvation and you keep regarding it as hearsay and heresy and put thine own words above mine; you have not because you always ask a miss! Even when I came to you myself you reject Me and the words I  have spoken unto you all things that are eternal life, with Me, fore I change not, Mal.3:6, Mt.24:35! For I told you that I spoke that which had been given unto Me from my Father which is my Spirit, because the flesh is always to please the Spirit and if you had known Me you would have known My Father for we are One in the same, Jn.10:30; 12:45; 14:7-9; 20:28 is not My name Immanuel? Jesus is My Greek name, My name in My children’s language is Yashuah this Joshua, meaning Lord is Salvation am I not your saviour, Titus2:10-15, that has bought you with My own blood, Ac.20:28, Jn.8:24, and 58 the I am, Jude 1:25; Jn.17:3?! Ecc.12:7; 1Tm.3:16; Ro.8:1-9, unless you have Me, you are none of Mine without My Spirit in you, Jn.3:3-18, 14:18; Ro.8:9!

For this reason I told you to be baptized in My name, by my disciples did I not? Ac.4:12; 2:38-39; 10:44-48; 19:1-7? Have not I given them the keys to heaven and whatever they bind on earth will be, and is bound in heaven, and has not My prophet John sealed the Book of Life, Rv.22:18-19, that none should add to it or take away from it; so how is it you have not heeded every Holy Spirit filled word that I have given you, mt.4:4; Lk.4:4; Gal.1:8-9? 2 Tm.3:16-17!

This is the blasphemy that will never be forgiven in this age or the next that I spoke of: Mt.12:30He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad. 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, neither in the world to come: Because you have not kept My Commandments and have put your words above Mine!

If you had Loved Me unconditionally as I loved you, you would have had a fervent desire, a fire that could not have been quenched because it would have been a supernatural fire, Ro.12:1-12, to know Me and My Will for you,  but you would not have My Word for your Counsellor, Jn.1:14; Is.9:6, Mt.12:48-50?

But you sought unwise council because you had twitching ears, you had no desire to reach out to your brother, Mt.12:30, Jn.15:13 as I have done for you; with the same love that I showed unto you: While you were yet sinners I gave Myself for you that you should not have to bear My wrath to come, Ro.2:4, you said you would at repentance, and yet you returned to the mire from which I pulled you out, Heb12:25-29: Yet I told you to go and sin no more, unless a worse thing come upon you did I not, Jn.5:14; 8:11?! Now I will hear you say, “my God my God why have you forsaken me?!”  Now are my angels and saints saying, “Maranatha”  fore I am about to shut the door, and I have given you strong delusions, because you seek your path and have gotten far from Me! Gabriel has the Trumpet to His lips and Michael awaits My command to give the shout for Me to receive My Bride, who has made herself ready for Me; who shout, “Maranatha!!!“

 Holiness and Oneness Verses

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: see Mt.1:23 and Is.9:6 Jesus is God Almighty, the God of All in All, 1Cor.15:28 and God all by Himself; whether you want to admit it or not! There is no other God besides Him ye I know not any; Is.44:6Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his (Israel’s Bride who has made themselves spotless!) redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God. 7And who, as I, shall call, and shall declare it, and set it in order for me, since I appointed the ancient people? and the things that are coming, and shall come, let them shew unto them. 8Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.

Is.41:4Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I the LORD, the first, and with the last; I am he: is.43:10Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. 11I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour. Is.45:5I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me: 6That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else. 7I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things. 8Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have created it.

Deu.4:35Unto thee it was shewed, that thou mightest know that the LORD he is God; there is none else beside him. Deu.32:39See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand. 40For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live forever. 41If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me. 42I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh; and that with the blood of the slain and of the captives, from the beginning of revenges upon the enemy. 43Rejoice, O ye nations, with his people: for he will avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land, and to his people.

1 Sam.2:2There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God. 2 Sam.22:31As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him. 32For who is God, save the LORD? and who is a rock, save our God? Joel2:27And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed. All of this is for nought if we don’t come to grips with these verses and tie them all together; just as He is one, zech.14:9And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one!

Mk.12:29And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: 30And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And this by Jesus himself: Jn.10:30 I and the Father are One; Jn.8:24 You will die in your sins if you do not believe I Am He: Jn.20:28And Thomas answered and said unto him, My LORD and my God. Mt.1:23call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us! Jn.12:45And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me! Jn.14:7If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. 8Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us. 9Jesus saith unto him: “Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?”

Lord’s Way ministries

Rev. G. L. Boyett

GaryLordsWay@aol.com

 

Staying in God’s Will According to God’s Word!

Staying in God’s Will, According to God’s Word!

  As always we lead off with prayer and supplication for His divine truths to appear to us from His living words! In Jesus name we always pray Amen!

This sermon that I started before it was taken over by My Lord God was about some of these things namely: His Statutes, His Judgments, His Ordinances, His Sayings, His Testimonies which He has given us to live by, for it is the only way to His eternal Kingdom to come but is yet still here, for it dwells in each and every truly born-again of the water in His name and baptized in His glorious Spirit in us which gives us the ability to prophecy for it is truly Him that gives to each of us a Holiness, and a Righteousness that we never had before He came to live inside us! For it is truly His Righteousness and Holiness which is His Godliness that shows up on the outside and not of us according to 2 Cor.5:19-21!

All I have to say is this: If we are to be called by His name we must adhere to all His scriptures; for to do otherwise is blasphemy of His Almighty Name! By our words we shall be judged for they will either convict us or justify us, but only those words which align up with our walk will be those that will be rewarded, for by our faith in His words we will do as He instructed, if we love Him with all our hearts, minds, souls and strengths, we will be those who are able to carry on in His words of truth Jn.4:24! It takes a Holy Anointing to be able to walk in entirety according to His every word! Many will get some of them (Scriptures), some will get a few of them done and some will not even try for they have been told, just to believe and you are or will be saved, without doing a thing! Make a public confession get some water sprinkled on you a few times; you know once for the Father once for the Son and once for the Holy Spirit which is actually two too many sprinkles! For grace and truth came by Jesus Christ and when He left He said He would have the Father sent the Holy Spirit which is called by Jesus’ name (Jn.14:26 & 15:26) which is the Spirit of Truth which Jesus is in human form (Jn.1:17 & Mt.1:23), which He said when you have seen Me you have seen the one who sent Him (Jn.12:45), as well as I and My Father are One (Jn.10:30) which is the Spirit of Truth (Jn.14:16-18), the Holy Spirit which hovered over Mary the same as He did in the day He said Let there be in Gen.1:1-2! For 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, 1 Tm.3:16; See Ac.20:28! This is the same God and our saviour Jesus Christ, the Apostle Paul was teaching Titus! As we see in Tit.2:9Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again; 10Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things. 11For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; 13Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 14Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. 15These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee. Paul here is teaching the same things Jesus taught as well; look to Mt.4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Now look to what Paul was teaching in Ac.26:19 Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision: 20 But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.

As well as the Apostle John who has once again shown us throughout His epistles who the great God in Jesus Christ really is starting at Jn.1:1 and 1 Jn.1:1; finishing with verse 18; the only begotten God according to the Greek manuscripts as well as 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. Jesus even told us Himself; John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If one doesn’t know Jesus to be God in the flesh, then one must have Him show you this revelation as we see in Matthew 11:27 All 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. See Jn.14:7-9 and He will show you, if you are truly born-again of His Spirit! If not you still have work to do, don’t you?

I will yet show just one more time exactly who God (Jn.4:24 who is the Holy Spirit!), is in Jesus Christ as shown by Matthew in the very first chapter, Mt.1:23Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us! Our God with us is now been identified for one and for all! It was foreordained of God that He would come to redeem for Himself a bride who has made herself ready for Him who is spotless and without wrinkle, meaning to be blameless! As we look to the great prophet Isaiah; which the Lord gave him to write to us in his word; Is.7:14Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Is.40:3The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God! Is this not what John the Baptist did for Jesus? Or should I just go ahead and say our Great God the LORD of the hosts! The KING of Kings and LORD of Lords as Isaiah told us yet again in Is.9:6For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government (World’s authority, statutes, sayings, precepts, judgments, ordinances, testimonies, Commandments, Lk.16:16-17); shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. A Prince of Peace the Son of David a man after God’s own heart and Son of God according to the flesh which was adopted in by our Great God in 2 Sam.7:29; Ps.2:7; Ac.13:33, our great God adopted the tribe of Judah and the lineage of King David as told by Jacob the Lord’s prophet that the scepter would never depart from between the knees of the tribe of Judah till Shiloh (Which means “He who it is” Jesus the Messiah meaning Holy One or Anointed One! There is but one blameless and sinless our God! 1 Cor.5:21) come, Gen.49:8-12! Now that we know and understand who the Father is in Jesus Christ reconciling the world unto Himself by Jesus Christ as St. John has explained to us in 1 Jn.5:20 but in 1 Jn.5:19And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. So that, whatever this world says we are not to believe it; but only in our God and His word that He has given us for our redemption as Jesus said: Jn.5:39Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. 40And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. Jesus and His word is our eternal life that we must abide in before we can say we are a Christian! To be a Christian you must be Christ like! Gal.4:19My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,

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.

21Little children, keep your selves from idols. (Which is being covetous and being self willed which is being contentious of His given words of truth to us; for we must worship in truth and in His Spirit or we are only deceiving ourselves to the pits of Hell!) Amen. I refer you to 1 Sam.15:22And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice (continual repentances), and to hearken (To hear and obey is better than all,) the fat of rams (for Continual Repentances of sin!  See also Jn.5:14 & Jn.8:11 If you have been truly born-again you will put sin away from you; for sin is death to the sinner, Ro.6:23!).23For rebellion (Against God’s Word is unforgiveable as seen in Mt.12:31-32 because you gather not with our Lord as seen in verse 30!) is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king. We find ourselves no better than King Saul which ended up killing himself because he had lost his faith in his God! Is that not what we do when we disobey His mighty words of life? We chose to handle life’s concerns our way, instead of our Lord’s way; which is not being in His Will for us, Mt.12:46-50! In everything we say and do it must be to the glory of Jesus Christ, Col.3:17, even Baptism; for there is no other name by which salvation comes, Ac.4:12!

From the Old Testament to the New; the Lord and His words of Holiness and Righteousness stay the same through obedience! The Lord our God told Abraham to walk before Him in perfection (Gen.17:1: In perfection of what? The Covenant God was giving to Abraham; this means obedience was needed to stay in a covenant relationship with God, just as today, because God our LORD Jesus does not change, Mt.5:17-20; 24:35; Heb.13:8 and Mal.3:6 notice in this section what God is looking for in His people, go on down to verses 16-18 ffs!): and this is exactly what our LORD in the flesh told us to do in Matthew 5:48Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect (In love!). The Lord changes not and we must press into His word as seen in Lk.16:16The law and the prophets were until John (The Baptist): since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it (Must obey it, Jn.10:35-38!). 17And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail. And can two walk together unless they agree (Amos.3:3); we cannot be equally yoked with our Lord and His truth unless we take His word unto our self for our very own (Mt.5:1-*17-20*-*48*!) & (Gen.1:1 through Rev.22:21)! And then when we are yoked with Him in truth (Jn.4:24): And in obedience to His word (Jn.8:51; Lk.11:28) we will know the truth and it will set us free and we will be free (From eternal death of a sinner!) indeed (Jn.8:31-32 For sure! And in the action of completing what He has said for us to do!)!Means the doing of His word this is true understanding which is of more worth, than the priceless gold and rubies or pearls and even the stars above in their glory is not as beautiful in the eyes of our Lord as a faithful servant who obeys his master!

The problem with man today is that he doesn’t know we are to be slaves to our God and after we have proven ourselves He makes us servants in His own house; and then we get to be proven some more and grow in the fulness of Him and we then become friends as the disciples were because they obey their master who had the words of Life! Jn.8:51Verily, verily, I say unto you: If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. Pretty straight forward no beating around the bush even a child can get this theology! God’s Psychology is the only Philosophy, we should build our theology on; which is according to His Living Word: Which is His Will for us; which is His Revelation being given to us: Which is His Grace of Salvation for our Redemption: Which is only in Jesus Christ, Jn.14:6 who gives us the way, the truth, and the life by which we must go Mt.7:13-14; Mt.20:16; and Mt.22:14, and few that there will be that find it!

We must have His mind, 1 Cor.2:1-16: Which is Spiritually Discerned! See 1 Jn.2:20 & 27 and 2 Pt.1:15-21, it is by the Holy Spirit we receive our enlightenments (1 Pt.1:9-11), Jn.14:16-18 (1-28)! The Father in Jesus is greater than I He said because the Father in Me, He doeth the works, who was that but the Holy Spirit who is God, for God is a Spirit, Jn.4:24; The power of the Highest, Lk.1:35, you cannot be the power of the Highest unless you are the Almighty God, (Is.9:6, the Eternal Everlasting Father, who is the Prince of Peace!)! Gen.1:1-3 which became light:John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. Whatever was written about God in the Old Testament you can find it written about Jesus in the New Testament! See Judges chp.13:18 the angel’s name is secret meaning “Wonderful” see Is.9:6 which is the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; and yet again to chp.7-8 notice the verses in chp.6:1-14 and then the angel of the Lord took His staff and the rock gave forth fire and consumed the sacrifice; well what angel has a staff but our Lord the shepherd Jesus Christ as we see in Jn.10:1-38! Just as Zech.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! 1 Pt.1:10Of 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 (Ro.8:9). 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. Beings the Angels are ministering spirits unto all those who receive Jesus Christ as their saviour, it is up to them to be our ministering spirits to look into our welfare, as we become His ministers of flames of fire, Heb.1:7 & Ps.104:4!

Staying in the will of God-According to His Word!

Lev.18:4Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I am the LORD your God.5Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD.

Lev.19:37Therefore shall ye observe all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: I am the LORD.

Jn.14:15If ye love me, keep my commandments.

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.

We see here Jesus told us yet again that He did not come to abolish the word of God because He is the word of God manifested in the very flesh of King David, have mercy on us you Son of King David of Jesse! Jesus is the Holy Spirit which revealed Himself to creation first as light in Gen.1:3 as Jesus said that to know Him is the have the light of the world; Jn.8:12Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. Which Jesus is the very light of life in this darkened world of sin! For it is the Spirit that quickeneth and He is that Spirit that has been from the beginning that came from above; Jn.6:62What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?63It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. This is that great God who has come to us several times in different manners (Heb.1:1-4); Jn.8:19Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered: Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also. If you know who Jesus is, you know the Father for they are One, Jn.10:30I and my Father are one.31Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. Why because they knew exactly what Jesus said, He and God are One! God with us and 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. Because God is a Spirit Jesus ought to know: Jn.4:24God is a Spirit: and they that worship him *must* worship him in *spirit* and in *truth*. When we receive this revelation, Henceforth, in order for us to worship Jesus our God in the truth, we must know these things are true in our spirits’: When we do then we can worship Him in faith believing all things are really for us and we were put here to rule over Satan and all the misfit angels who left their first estate as told in Jude:6And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. Which the Lord told Cain to have dominion over Satan because sin lieth at the door and we are to keep him under our control and sin not, as Jesus has told us to do: Jn.5:14Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee. As well as Jn.8:11She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her: Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more. So if these could do that even before the Holy Spirit was poured out on all flesh, how much more should we be above all the Law and the Prophets who have supposively been born-again of His Holy Spirit indwelling in them; writing all His ways, wills, and Commandments in and on our mind’s (Jer.31:31-34; Jn.6:45); being we are given a new heart that is made of His love for mankind and the whole world, just as His is and who abhors sin, just like Him! This is living in His Grace abiding in His words of Life, which are Words of Eternal Life to all who have faith in His words to us and uphold them in their lives!

This is why people who profess to be “A Christian” walk as they did in the world before they were allegedly converted or born-again and have not come out of the world (Jms.4:4) and obey not His living words of life (Jn.8:31-32; and 51; There is a cost to discipleship; Mk.8:34-38; Read Mt.10 and chap. 16! If you do not pick up your cross and still follow Him; you are still not worthy of Him! Because you do not worship Him in Spirit and in Truth!); because they have been deceived by the power of this world (1 Jn.5:19) called sin and his name is Satan the devil, the father of all lies; without true repentance there is no remission or forgiveness of sins, the power to go and sin no more!

You must be born-again of the water of baptism in Jesus’ name for this is the New Testament Covenant (1 Cor.6:11; Gal.3:27) to be buried in the watery grave with Jesus Christ, Ro.6:1What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?2God forbid: How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? 3Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? 4Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 5For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: 6Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. 7For he that is dead is freed from sin. 8Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: 9Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him: 10For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. 11Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. 12Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof: 13Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. 14For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. 15What then? Shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. 16Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness (The Word of God!)? 17But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. 18Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. 19I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness (Without which no man will enter into His Kingdom, see Mt.5:20 and Heb.12:14, unless they are pure of heart, Mt.5:8 see also 2 Tm.2:19-22!). 20For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. 21What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. 22But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit (Works-obedience to the Word of God, Ro.12:1-2!) unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. 23For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life In Jesus Christ our Lord!

We have to stay in the operations of our Lord God according to His word or we are using our words which do nothing, we must come to Jesus His way in order to be redeemed by His word! I refer you yet again to scripture for I will not leave it: Col.2:6As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:7Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving: 8Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. 9For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 10And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: 11In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: 12Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. 13And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; 14Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; 15And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. As the Apostle Paul told us to be rooted in Jesus Christ and to imitate Paul as he imitated Jesus Christ as he said seek after and covet the best gifts; and I will show you a more excellent way, 1 Cor.12:31But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way: And 1 Cor.4:16Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me: 1 Cor.11:1Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.2Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you. Because that is what Jesus told the disciples too, if we would listen to Jesus, we would listen to them also, Jn.15:20Remember the word that I said unto you: The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. Because not only were they taught by God in the flesh they were the first to receive His Holy Spirit and to have a much more sure prophecy as told by St. Peter: 2 Pt.1:19We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the “Day Star” (or Morning Star, Rev.2:28 and 22:16) 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 (Saint’s) of God” spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost!

If we have not the His Holy Spirit how are we to translate His Holy Words by His reckoning, for they are Spiritually discerned, (1 Cor.2:1-16; 1 Jn.4:1)? We can’t, for this reason Jesus said we must be born-again of water and Spirit or we cannot go to heaven: Jn.3:3Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4Nicodemus saith unto him: How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? 5Jesus answered: Verily, verily, I say unto thee: Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit (See Jn.1:12-13 also.). 7Marvel not that I said unto thee: Ye must be born again (Ac.2:1-4 and many like verses in the book of Acts shows us the signs of being born-again of the Holy Spirit even under Paul’s ministry also seen in Chap. 19:1-7! See Ro.8:1-9 ffs to 12:1-2 to verse 21 as well!). 8The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. 9Nicodemus answered and said unto him: How can these things be (Mt.19:26 and Lk.1:37)? 10Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? 11Verily, verily, I say unto thee: We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. 12If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things (Jn.8:23; Jn.6:62, as well as Jn.16:27-28 and notice the word Jesus used here in these verses, He used the word Again, as coming to earth and to present Himself to mankind many times before as well!)?

God’s ways are not our ways, Is.55:6Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: 7Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. 8For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD (Prov.14:12 and Prov.16:25). 9For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. Therefore let’s only obey His written word to us because God cannot lie, Tit.1:1Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness; 2In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; 3But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour; Heb.6:17-18That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: And finally just to show you our Lord Changes not from the Old Testament to the New Testament; God changes not, Mal.3:6 and Num.23:19God is not a man, that he should lie;neither the son of man (Which is the Lord’s Prophet and Anointed One or Holy One, Lk.1:35!), that he should repent (change His ways Heb.13:8; Mt.5:17-18 & Mt.24:35!): hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

Now that we have the basics out of the way, let us return to what thus sayeth the Lord our God! After we know who Jesus is and that He is the manifested Spirit and word of God in human form; we must learn to abide in Him only! For to do otherwise is a grave mistake that will end as you being fuel for the fire as talked about by another prophet of our Lord God; Look to Eze.21:31And I will pour out mine indignation upon thee, I will blow against thee in the fire of my wrath (Heb.12:29), and deliver thee into the hand of brutish men, and skilful to destroy. 32Thou shalt be for fuel to the fire; thy blood shall be in the midst of the land; thou shalt be no more remembered: for I the LORD have spoken it. The children of Israel were given to us for an example of God’s children who were stiffnecked for they will be tried in the fires of tribulation because of their disobedience to the word of God: Eze.22:30And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none. 31Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord GOD. (Gal.6:7-8; Phil.2:10-12!) As soon as we are pulled out of the way and removed to our new training grounds in heaven for a few years before we come back to set up our Lord’s Kingdom here on earth; we must stand in the gap, but after we are removed; then the great and terrible day of the Lord’s divine wrath is unleashed on earth called the great tribulations were Satan is given full reign and freedom to cause as much grief as he can (Rev.3:7-13)! If you can’t live for the Lord now, you surely won’t get it done then! You will be bitter at the Lord for all your calamities that has befallen you! But that is another prophetic sermon yet to come later!

Now I will return to what thus sayeth My Lord to us today!

  Staying in the word of God according to His will for us is how we have eternal life with Him! What I want to know is: If a person can’t worship and praise and give thanksgiving to our Lord; why do they want to go to heaven? That’s all we will be doing in heaven for eternity: Giving Praise to our Lord and King of kings the Mighty God Himself our Lord Jesus, who is the Only Potentate, (1 Tm.6:12-16)! The first and the last! The one that was and was dead and now living forevermore, the Almighty God!

Statutes, Judgments, Ordinances, Sayings, and Testimonies!

Gen.17:1And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect! Mt.5:48Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Staying in the will of God according to His Word!

Lev.18:4Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I am the LORD your God. 5Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD.

Lev.19:37Therefore shall ye observe all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: I am the LORD.

Things of man and of this world are not for us any longer in Jesus Christ!

After receiving the keys to heaven Peter rebuked the Lord Jesus for saying that He must be killed by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes in Jerusalem; and Peter said these things must not be so. And Jesus saidunto Peter and the rest of the disciples so that they all would hear and understand that they were no longer to seek after things of this world and our own ways but to look to our God which knows all things which we don’t understand now but will later! Jesus said to Peter; Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.

Jesus had said these things for our doctrinal truths that were very profound; He is giving the keys to heaven one second and as soon as Peter was in fault the Lord Jesus took everything away from him and called him Satan and told him to get thee behind him for you are an offence to Me: For thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men! Mt.16:24Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 25For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. 26For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? 27For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works (The Rapture!). Jesus said we will know them who are His by the fruits they bring forth as in Mt.7:12Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets (meaning: testimonies, statues, saying, and Ordinances or Commandments!). 13Enter ye in at the strait gate (Which is Jesus Christ): for wide is the gate, and broad is the way (Of the world, 1 Jn.5:19), that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in there at: 14Because strait is the gate (One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism, Eph.4!), and narrow is the way (Jn.10:1-18 & Jn.14:6!), which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it (Mt.20:16; 22:14!). 15Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves (Who speak according to their Philosophies and vain theologies, which do not line up with the word of God or have the power to walk therein, Mk.7:6-9; 2 Tm.3:5-7 to 16-17 & Tit.2:7-15; 3:1-8!). 16Ye shall know them by their fruits. (They will talk one way and walk another which is contrary to our Lords words of truth (2 Pt.2:1-22): For they will still abide in the world as they did before and as the world does now! 1 Jn.5:19, where is the evidence of repentance in that?). 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 (Lk.6:46); 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. 24Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 25And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. (Of Christ Jesus the chief corner stone, Ps.118:22; Ac.4:10-12!) 26And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand (The world’s doctrines of fools, Catholicism the Trinity theologies; Man’s wisdom fails ever time! This one verse dispels the Trinity Doctrine, Jn.10:30! Mk.12:29; Deu.6:4; Mt.1:23 and so on and so ondonec infinitatem, until infinity! 1 Jn.5:20!): 27And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it (They who know not who Jesus is!). 28And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: 29For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. (Why? Because they were taught of God: Jn.6:45It is written in the prophets: And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto ME!46Not that any man hath seen the Father, save He which is of God, He hath seen the Father. So if one cannot see the Father in Jesus Christ maybe they are not of the Father, because they are not of God and cannot hear His words (Jn.8:47) or the Father would reveal Himself to them in Jesus Christ for they are One (Jn.10:30) and undividable (Mt.11:27; Jn.6:65 & 68; Ecc.12:7 and Heb.12:9; Jn.1:12-13!); when something is omnipresent it is undividable! That which is spirit is spirit and that which is flesh is flesh and when flesh and blood has a living soul in it, it then becomes a living person and only then did our Lord God become a person in Jesus Christ, otherwise our Lord God is the Holy Spirit which is totally other in essence, ousia! See Ac.20:28; Jn.20:28)!

Repentance our first works, Mt.4:17; Ac.2;38-40; Rev.2:4-5, in love of God!

Rev.2: 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.

 

Mt.4:17From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. For Jesus is the Kingdom of God as He has shown us in these verses that we shall look to for our direction: Mt.12:28But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. And finally this one where Jesus shows us whose finger does all these things: Lk.11:20But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you. If we open our doors (Souls) to Him He will come in and sup with us Rev.3:20-22! This is repentance turning from that which you were and walk in a different and new direction from which you came an “about face,” “To Repent a military term” (http://www.happyheralds.org/repentancetext.htm)!

True Repentances will show forth fruits, which are works worthy of repentances as told by Paul Himself in Ac.26:19-20But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance. These are by the works (fruits) our Lord Jesus will reward us for in His Kingdom, Deu.4:2; Rev.22:1-(18-19)-21!

Jesus began to preach in Mt.4:17 repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand! Jesus is that eternal life given to all mankind (Jn.6:44-71)! His words of truth are for us to receive Him and worship Him in Spirit of His word and in Truth by obedience to His word! Lev.19:37Therefore shall ye observe all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: I am the LORD! Notice Jesus has told us the same unequivocal thing; to His addresses, to His Statutes, Sayings and Precepts, Ordinances and Judgments, in the beatitudes of Testimonies. Mt.5: through chapter 7:27 anyone who heareth not these saying of mine and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man:which built his house upon the sand: 27And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. 28And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: 29For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

Mt.5:17Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. (Prophets)

Prophétés: a prophet (an interpreter or forth-teller of the divine will)

Original Word: προφήτης, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: prophétés
Phonetic Spelling: (prof-ay’-tace)
Short Definition: a prophet, poet
Definition: a prophet, poet; a person gifted at expositing divine truth.

Cognate: 4396 prophtēs (from 4253 /pró, “beforehand” and 5346 /phēmí, “elevating/asserting one idea over another, especially through the spoken-word”) – properly, one who speaks forth by the inspiration of God; a prophet. See 4394 (prophēteia).

A prophet (4396 /prophtēs) declares the mind (message) of God, which sometimes predicts the future (foretelling) – and more commonly, speaks forth His message for a particular situation. 4396 /prophtēs (“a prophet”) then is someone inspired by God to foretell or tell-forth (forthtell) the Word of God. Or has a testimony from God what God has done for him and to him, Ac.11:18 see the story of Cornelius ac.10:1-, 11:1-18! And Rev.19:10!

Think not that I have come to destroy the Law or the Prophets (Testimonies of others,): Mt.5:18For 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. (Mt.24:35; Is.55:11!)

Evidences of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit Ac.11:1-*17*-18

When they had received the baptism of the Holy Spirit; they did speak with other tongues and did prophecy! He has given them not only a testimony but also the ability to know what thus sayeth the Lord our God! Ac.2:*1-4* see also 26-*38-40*ffs to verse 47; 8:14-17; 10:1-*36-48* and 19:1-*5 and 6*-7!

A Prophet is one that speaks the mind of our Lord God by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit drawing them into all truths! He is able to foretell and to tellforth what thus sayeth the Lord our God; and it will always agree with His written words to us! Those who have been truly born again should have these abilities for the gifts of our Great God are without repentance, Ro.11:29 and are from the Father of lights (Jn.12:45-50) which are from above as James speaks in Jm.1:16Do not err, my beloved brethren. 17Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above I (Jn.6:62), and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

My Ordination from Jesus Himself!

For I could not tell if I went to Him, Jesus our Lord God or He came to me in a dream: He told me I was to know the heart of the matter and the truth of the thing and I was to bring forth his true definition to all, that He would reveal to me: And I told the Lord, who am I that they will believe me? He told me that He had chosen me to bring forth His mind and to bring His words to His people; He said, for My people will hear your words and know that I have spoken them unto you; by My words I will give you to tell them. For My children know My voice and they have heard My words and the words that have come from Me from the beginning for I change not! Those that hear my words are of God, for this reason, those of this world will not receive or hear them and they will not hear you: This is how you shall tell the righteous from the unrighteous. They of this world cannot not receive My words, for they are of the world and will never obey My words because they cannot bear them: For they are servants of this world and the children of its master, the devil!

Therefore this is how you may discern the spirits of truth and of a lie. Whosoever doeth My words are those who shall have eternal life with their Lord.

For there are many today who say they are called by My name but they prove over and over again who they really serve by their speech, for it does not line up with their actions: These are those who profess a religious conversion: But they have not My Spirit living in them or they would be about My words of life and would bear My fruit as that which I bore unto all the world. I have told you that you would do greater things than I have done while I was with you! My people who are My bride will be about all that I have said to do in My word to you! For My people are working as I have told My disciples to do, for you must abide in Me and My word for we are one! This is the truth of the matter and the heart of the thing, for my children will press into all scriptures and not leave one thing undone because My Love for them have I put in their heart and they cannot get enough of Me or My Word; for it is their life and it is by which their treasures are being built in My Kingdom. For Where your heart is, is to whom you will serve; some to everlasting contempt and a few will be to everlasting life; Thus sayeth the Lord!

Just as I have told My Apostles before their conversion, I have many more things to say to you but you cannot bear them now. You must come to Me with a revival spirit that is renewed daily unto Me! For it is I only who can redeem you unto Myself and it is by My word that I bring to you My Ordained and Anointed ones! Only they in these last days will speak My heart unto you and it will be the same heart that brought you all scripture; by which your everlasting souls are called to hear and obey!

Therefore keep unto My Word for they are your life unto you! My Prophets of Old are as they of this day, you will know them for their words that they speak will not forsake the word that you already have been fed for it is the bread of life unto you; it is the cup of My Spirit that will forever live in My people who are called by, My name; for they obey My Word!

The people of this world hear the voices of them who speak of themselves and this world heareth them.

The words I have spoken unto you while I was with you are the same as I gave unto My children in the wilderness and My children will press into these Holy Things, just as I am Holy My children of any age are Holy! They must walk before Me and be perfect as I am perfect. This is how My Grace that I have poured out will be recognized, for My children draw closer to Me and I will draw closer to them so that they may operate in My Spirit; with signs, miracles, and wonders, for they truly bear My name with aw and reverend fear, these are My people who speak My word and do it! For this reason have I poured out My Spirit on all flesh in these last days so that My Grace which is My revelation to you in My word that are of Me and My Ways for you to know My Will for you, that you may have the power to live above this world and its sin and wickedness for it is continually evil and is this way till the end that I will come and judge it for its iniquities, for they leave out and add to My word what I have said and what I have not said; to their own destruction! I will come quickly and avenge My own but will I find faith when I return? Those that do My sayings are these who have proven their faith to Me and I will reward ever man for his works; therefore lay up in heaven all thy treasures for that is where your heart shall be one with Mine!

My Children to know My word for you and to do it is to know My love for you! For My servants who do as I have instructed; are those who admonish you. I have sent them to chastise you with My word for it is life unto you; Those who Keep My word and separate themselves from the actions of this wicked world are My Ordained Servants who I have Ordained for you, not man! For My Ordained will not turn to the right hand or the left but will keep their eyes only unto Me and My Word for you! Thus sayeth the LORD of the host: Consider your way and to My Church consider your ways also and do the first works before I come and take your candle stick out of his place, therefore repent and do the first works, for you have fallen remember from where you have fallen, I say again repent, consider your ways thus sayeth the LORD! Fear not them who can only kill the body, but I say fear Me who can divide and cut asunder body, soul, and spirit: for all spirits will return unto Me from whence they have come. I alone redeem and I alone cast out into outer darkness and there will be gnashing of teeth.

There is a fire being kindled in My heart for all those who heed not My words and great destruction lies ahead for those of disobedience to My Words of Eternal Life or Eternal Death to those who are contentious and disobedient to My every word, therefore thus sayeth your God; Consider your ways and complete My instructions to you from My Ordained Apostles that I have given you in My Holy Word that you call your Holy Bible for every word in it I have given you for your eternal salvation and only those who are found doing this word of Mine are written in My Book of Life! Therefore thus sayeth your Lord God consider your ways! Look upon your actions and compare them to Me for I Am the Way, I Am your Truth. And I Am your Eternal Life, therefore heed My warnings unto you; Bring forth works worthy of repentance as My Apostle Paul has done and instructed you to do; Be ye an imitator of My Apostles for this reason I have given them to you!

Why should I therefore cause My children; the children of the world I have created come to nothing? Why should My children be destroyed who call themselves by My name and yet do not what I have instructed them to do? They are destroyed for lack of knowledge and Understanding! Is this not what I have had My prophets of old to tell you, for I have instructed Hosea to tell you these things, were they not written, did not my Son of man Ezekiel tell the same to you also, that if you did not send forth into those who I have told you to go, that their blood be upon your soul as I have instructed the Apostles also to take this word to your own children and to the world and to all nations, When all nations receive this word I will come and judge it but My word must be preached to all nations and then the end will come that I have forewarned you of! For what I have spoken will be done! For you will stand before Me and give an account of yourself and as to why you could not abide in My Will for you! Take heed and listen therefore to My prophet for he has My words of Life for you! If you do not abide in Me, I will and I must send you to that place I have prepared before the foundation of time, the place of no return, you will be forever tormented in the Lake of Fire, where the worm dieth not and you are the fuel of My wrath for as My great love for you, I have the same grate hate for your sins! Your sin must leave you before I can receive you to Myself! As Great as I Love you I must plead for your souls, your spirit which is your life will return to Me from whence it came but I will have no part of your eternal soul unto Me until it is sanctified, consecrated, proven, and tested in the fire of tribulations and found to be pure and Godly, Holy, as I Am Holy! So must you be also, Have not I so instructed you in My word?

My Love for you is simplistic; as for My Commandments, do them or reap what you sow! If you Love Me you would have kept My Commandments and pressed into them by My indwelling Spirit in You! For My Spirit is My Truths and My Spirit would lead you down the narrow path that no mortal man can walk, it must be and can only be walked on by a supernatural man who has My Spirit; which has My Will in him leading you in the direction I have for only you to go! It is your path that I must bring you down to Me who is your gate to forever!

The path I have for you may be as those who have gone on before you, but you must adhere to My directions for you, for they are not for anyone else. Many are on the same path as you but they have different turns at different places I need them to go! My Word and My Spirit will show you what it is you must do for me and My Kingdom, for there is work for you to do here on earth as it is done in heaven! I have warned all My children be not as My children that is called by My name Israel, for because of disbelief they will face a fire here on earth that I wish on none of My children called by My prophet Jeremiah and it is even the times of Jacob’s troubles; for only My children of the seed of Abraham will escape these days! All else will fall by the way!

I am soon to come for a people who have made themselves ready for their King and Groom and have heeded unto My Word! She will be pleasing to look upon, for I have adorned Her with My Righteousness, My Holiness, and My Godliness; for she will be forever without spot or wrinkle for I have found her to be blameless and Holy before My eyes! For only she has kept to her King’s Words and is found Herself approved of by Him! This My Children is the Love that I Am requiring of all My people who say I Am A Christian! They will not have to prove it to Me for I will see the scars that they received from the people of this untoward generation; a vile generation as those of Joshua who kept not My covenant with them for they did not remove the vile children of the Canaanites, when they were released to go into their own lands; that I gave them. For they did not instruct their children in the ways of their LORD God, the captain of the hosts! They did as it is this day, they have raised up a generation who knows not their God and to have a fear of Him! As it is this day also! For this child of today has a new doctrine of the worldly wise that is not of Me! For they preach today that I will make a way for all to come to Me; before the day of My wrath and this is not so! I have given you all that is available to come to Me if a man’s heart is right before Me I will receive him and pour out My Spirit in him and I will be one with him and he with me. I Am the LORD your GOD and My Word is faithful and true; shall I not keep it to a Righteous Man? One who I have found Holy and true, shall I such as I Am, not do what I said I would do? Yes and even more so also than this for I Am, The Almighty God!

Many are called through every age but few will be My chosen! Only those who have died to self and picked up their cross and have followed after Me are those who are My chosen, for only they are worthy of Me because they have spoken only what I have given them to speak! You have heard these things I have given My prophet to be written unto you. Heed My Word for He speaks not of Himself but that which is in the heart of the thing and the Truth of the Matter which I the Lord of the hosts has given to him for your salvation! Seek Me and My Holy Scriptures, abide in them and you abide in Me: I will come and receive those who abide in Me and My Word only will I receive: Therefore My Children Consider Your Ways for My eyes run to and fro looking for that one which does right according to My Holy Scriptures for they are your statues from Me! Thus sayeth the Lord your God!

These things I have written for your consideration and it is up to you to determine if they are from our Lord or not! I have given them to you as closely as I can so that it is not of me but of Him! He confirmed it to Me in a book I opened up to read that He led me to on my book shelf; it was a book of Charles Spurgeon’s Sermons and I opened it up to this Sermon for confirmation of what I have given you for your consideration:

 

Sermon IV

The Fruitless Vine

“and the word of the Lord came unto me, saying Son of man, What is the vine-tree more than any tree, or than a branch which is among the trees of the forest?”—Ezekiel, xv.1, 2.

The Jewish nation had arrogant ideas of themselves; when they sinned against God, they supposed that on account of the superior sanctity of their fore fathers, or by reason of some special sanctity in themselves, they would be delivered, sin as they pleased. In consequence of the infinite mercy of Jehovah, which he had displayed toward them, in delivering them out of so many distresses, they gradually came to imagine that they were the favorite children of Providence, and that God could by no means ever cast them away. God, therefore, in order to humble their pride, tells them that they in themselves were nothing more than any other nation; and he asks them what there was about them to recommend them? “I have often called you a vine; I have planted you, and nurtured you in a very fruitful hill, but now you bring forth no fruit; what is there in you why I should continue you in my favor? If you imagine there is anything about you more than about any other nation, you’re mightily mistaken”. “What is the vine-tree more than any tree, or than a branch which is among the trees of the forest?”

Let us remember that these things might be said without implying that God in the least degree alters his eternal purpose toward any chosen vessel of mercy; for the Israelitish nation was not chosen to eternal salvation, as a nation, but chosen to special privileges; a type and shadow of the eternal person election which Christ has given to his church. From his own elect church God will never withdraw his love; but from the outward visible church he sometimes may. From his own people he never will take away his affections but from professors, from those who merely stand in his people’s external condition, and are not his children, he may, yea, and he will, withdraw every token of his favor. God humbles Israel, by reminding them that they have nothing which other nations had not; that, in fact, they were a contemptible nation, not worthy to be set side by side with the cedar of Babylon, or with the oak of Samaria; they were of no use, they were worthless, unless they brought forth fruit to him. He checks their pride and humbles them, with the parable we have here before us.

Beloved, we shall, by God’s help, use this parable for ourselves, and learn from it. The first shall be a lesson on humility for saints; and second, a lesson of searching for all who are professors.

   I. First, here is A Lesson of Humility for all you who have “tasted that the Lord is gracious.” “What is the vine-tree more than any tree, or branch which is among the trees of the forest?”

In looking upon all the various trees, we observe that the vine is distinguishable among them; so that, in the old parable of Jotham (reference to Judges9:1-21), the trees waited upon the vine-tree, and said unto it “Come thou and reign over us.” But merely looking at the vine, without regard to its fruitfulness, we should not see any kingship in it over the other trees. In size, form or beauty, or utility, it has not the slightest advantage. We can do nothing with the wood of the vine. “shall wood be taken thereof to do any work? Or will men make a pin of it to hang any vessel thereon?” It is useless plant apart from its fruitfulness. We sometimes see it in beauty, trained up by the side of our walls, and in the east it might be seen in all luxuriance, and great care is bestowed in its training; but leave the vine to itself, and consider it apart from its fruitfulness, it is the most insignificant and despicable of all the things that bear the name of trees. Now beloved this is humbling of God’s people. They are called God’s vine; but what are they; yea, some others are even greater and better than they. They, by God’s goodness, have become fruitful, have been planted in a good soil; the Lord hath trained them upon the walls of the sanctuary, and they bring forth fruit to his glory. But what are they without their God? What are they without the continual influence of the Holy Spirit, begetting fruitfulness in them? Are they not the least among the sons of men, and the most to be despised of those that have been brought forth of women? Look upon this, believer.

“What was there in thee to merit esteem,                                                                                                          Or give the Creator delight?”

Yea, look uponthyself as thou art now. Doth not thy conscience reproach thee? Do not thy thousands wanderings stand before thee, and tell thee that thou art unworthy to be called his son? Does not the weakness of thy mental power, the frailty of thy moral power, thy continual unbelief, and thy perpetual backsliding from God, tell thee that thou art less than the least of the all the saints? And if he hath made thee anything, art thou not thereby taught that it is grace, free, sovereign grace, which hath made thee to differ? Should any here, supposing themselves to be the children of God, imagine that there is some reason in them why they should have been chosen, let them know, that as yet they are in the dark concerning the first principles of grace, and have not yet learned the gospel. If ever they had known the gospel, they would, on the other hand, confess that they were less than the least  the offscouring of all things  unworthy, ill-deserving, undeserving, and hell-deserving, and ascribe it all to distinguishing grace, which has made them to differ; and to discriminating love, which has chosen them out from the rest of the world. Great Christian, thou wouldest have been a great sinner if God had not made thee to differ. O! thou who art valiant for truth, thou wouldest have been as valiant for the devil if grace had not laid hold of thee. A seat in heaven shall one day be thine; but a chain in hell would have been thine if grace had not changed thee. Thou canst now sing his love; but a licentious song might have been on thy lips, if grace had not washed thee in the blood of Jesus. Thou art now sanctified, thou art quickened, thou art justified; but what wouldst thou have been to-day if it had not been for the interposition of the divine hand? There is not a crime thou mightest not have committed; there is not a folly into which thou mightest not have run. Even murder itself thou mightest have committed if grace had not kept thee. Thou shalt be like the angels; but thou wouldst have been like the devil if thou hadst not been changed by grace. Therefore, never be proud; all thy garments thou hast from above; rags were thine only heritage. Be not proud, though thou hast a large estate, a wide domain of grace; thou hadst once not a single thing to call thine own, except thy sin and misery. Thou art now wrapped up in the golden righteousness of the Saviour, and accepted in the garments of the beloved; but thou wouldst have been buried under the black mountain of sin, and clothed with the filthy rags of unrighteousness, if he had not changed thee. And art thou proud? Dost thou exalt thyself? O! strange mystery, that thou, who hast borrowed everything, should exalt thyself; that thou, who hast nothing of thine own, but hast still to draw upon grace, shouldest be proud; a poor dependent pensioner upon the bounty of thy Saviour, and yet proud; one who hath a life which can only live by fresh streams of life from Jesus, and yet proud! Go, hang thy pride upon the gallows, as high as Haman; hang it there to rot, and stand thou beneath, and execrate it to all eternity; for sure of all things most to be cursed and despised is the pride of a Christian. He, of all men, has ten thousand times more reason than any other to be humble, and walk lowly with his God, and kindly and humbly toward his fellow-creatures. Let this, then, humble thee, Christian, that the vine-tree is nothing more than any other tree, save only for the fruitfulness which God has given it.

II. But now here comes A LESSON OF SEARCH. As the vine without its fruit is useless and worthless; so, too, the professor, without fruit, is useless and worthless; yea, he is the most useless thing in the wide world.

Now, let us dwell upon this point. A fruitless profession: And while I am preaching on it, let the words go round to each one, and let the minister, and let his deacons, and let his hearers all try their hearts and search their reins, and see whether they have a fruitless profession.

1. First, a fruitless professor. How do we know him? What is his character? Secondly: What is the reason he is fruitless? Thirdly: What is the estimation God holds him in? He is good for nothing at all. And, then, fourthly: What will be his end? He is to be burned with fire.

First: Where are we to find fruitless professors? Everywhere, dear friends, everywhere—down here, up there, everywhere; in pulpits and in pews. False professors are to be found in every church. Let us leave other denominations alone, then. They are to be found in this church; they are to be found in this present assembly. To whatever denomination you belong, there are some false and fruitless professors in it. How know you that you may not belong to those who bring forth no fruit? There are fruitless professors to be found in every position of the church, and in every part of society. You may find the false professor among the rich; he hath much wealth, and he is hailed with gladness by the church. God hath given him much of this world’s good; and therefore, the church, forgetful that God hath chosen the poor, giveth him honor, and what doth she get from him? She getteth but little to help her. Her poor are still neglected, and her means not in the least recruited by his riches. Or if she gain a portion of his riches, yet she getteth none of his prayers; nor is she in the least supported by his holy living, for he that hath riches often liveth in sin, and rolleth in uncleanness; and, then, weareth his profession as a uniform, wherewith to cover his guilt. Rich men have sometimes been false professors; and they are to be found among poor men too. Full many a poor man has entered into the church, and been cordially received. He has been poor, and they have thought it a good thing that poverty and grace should go together—that grace should cheer his hovel, and make his poverty-stricken home a glad one. But then, this poor man hath turned aside to follies, and hath degraded himself with drunkenness, hath sworn, and by unworthy conduct dishonored his God; or, if not, he hath been idle, and sat still, and been of little service to the church; and so he hath been false and fruitless in his profession.

False professors are to be found in the men that lead the vanguard of God’s army; the men who preach eloquently, whose opinion is law, who speak like prophets, and whose language seems to be inspired. They have brought forth the fruit of popularity, ay, and the fruit of philanthropy too, but their heart has not been right with God, therefore, the fruit, good in itself, was not fruit unto holiness; the moral benefit of their labors does not extend to everlasting life. They have not brought forth the fruits of the Spirit, seeing that they were not living branches of the living vine. Then there have been false professors in obscurity; modest people, who have said nothing, and seldom been heard of; they have glided into their pews on the Sunday morning, taken their seats, gone out, and satisfied themselves that by their presence they had fulfilled a religious duty. They have been so silent, quiet, and retired: Lazy fellows, doing nothing. You may think that all the fruitless trees grow in the hedge outside of the garden. No they don’t. There are some fruitless trees in the inside of it in the very center of it. There are some false professors to be found in obscurity as well as in publicity; some among the poor as well as among the rich.

And there are false professors to be found among men that doubt a great deal. They are always afraid they do not love Jesus, and always saying, “Ah, if I did but know I were his!

“‘Tis a point I long to know,                                                                                           Oft it causes anxious thought.”

Yes, and it ought to cause them anxious thought, too, if they are bringing forth no fruit and giving no “diligence to make their calling and election sure.” Fruitless professors are to be found, on the other hand, among the confident men, who say, without a blush, “I know whom I have believed; I know I am a Christian, let who will doubt. I am sure and certain my sins cannot destroy me, and my righteousness cannot save me. I may do what I like; I know I am one of the Lord’s.” Ah! Fruitless professor again; just as fruitless as the other man, who had all doubts and no faith, and did nothing for his Master.

And then there is the fruitless professor, who, when he is asked to pray at the prayer meeting, never does so; and who neglects family prayer. We will not say anything about private devotion; no doubt he neglects that too: he is a fruitless one. Ah! but there may be another, who stands up and prays such an eloquent prayer for a quarter of an hour, perhaps, just as fruitless a professor as the silent one; with plenty of words, but no realities; many leaves, but no fruits; great gifts of utterance, but no gifts of consistency; able to talk well, but not to walk well; to speak piously, but not to walk humbly with his God, and serve him with gladness. I do not know your individual characters; but I know enough of you to say that your position, however honorable in the church, and your character, however fair before men, is not enough to warrant any of you in concluding at once that you are not a fruitless professor. For fruitless professors are of every character and every rank, from the highest to the lowest, from the most talented to the most illiterate, from the richest to the poorest, from the most retiring to the most conspicuous. Fruitless professors there are in every part of the church.

Now, shall I tell you who is a fruitless professor? The man who neglects private prayer, and does not walk with his God in public; that man whose carriage and conversation before God are hypocritical; who cheats in trade and robs in business, yet wraps it up, and comes out with a fair face, like the hypocrite with a widow’s house sticking in his throat, and says, “Lord, I thank thee I am not as other men are!” There is a man for you, who brings forth no fruit to perfection. Another one is he who lives right morally and excellently, and depends upon his works, and hopes to be saved by his righteousness; who comes before God, and asks for pardon, with a lie in his right hand, for he has brought his own self-righteousness with him. Such a man is a fruitless professor; he has brought forth no fruit. That man, again, is a fruitless professor who talks big words about high doctrine, and likes sound truth, but he does not like sound living; his pretensions are high, but not his practice. He can bear to hear it said,

“Once in Christ,                                                                                                              in Christ forever.”

But as for himself, he never was in Christ at all, for he neither loves nor serves his Master, but lives in sin that grace may abound. There is another fruitless vine for you.

But why need I stop to pick you out? May the Lord find you out to-night! There are many of you here, concerning whom the curse of Meroz might be uttered. “Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of the Lord, curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof, because they came not to the help of the Lord; to the help of the Lord against the mighty (Judg5:23).” Many of you are content to eat the fat and drink the sweet, and bring forth no fruit to God; nor do you serve him—lazy Issachars, crouching down like a strong ass between two burdens, (Gen.49:14-15); neither speaking for Christ; nor praying for Christ, nor giving to Christ, nor living to Christ; but having a name to live, while you are dead; wrapping yourselves up in a profession, while you are not living to Christ, nor consecrating your being to him. Judge ye what I say; if ye were put into the sieve this night, how many of you would come out clean in this matter? Are there not many high-flying professors here, who fly high, but who do nothing; who can talk fast, but live as slowly as you like; who, perhaps, delight in hearing the truth, but who never practice the truth in serving their God, nor living to his honor? Such as you, sirs, are the most useless and worthless of all creatures in the world! For, like the vine, you would be honorable if you were fruitful; but without fruit, as the vine is despicable, so are you good for nothing but to be cast out and burned.

2. And now I come to the second question—Why is it that these men are fruitless, and must be cast away? The reason is, because they have no roots. Many, many professors have no roots; fine professors they are, beautiful to look at, but they have no roots whatever. Don’t you remember your childish freak, when you had a little garden of your own; when you plucked some flowers, and put them in the ground, and said that was your garden; and when you went the next day, and found that all the flowers were withered and dead? Such are many professors—pretty flowers, plucked off without roots; having no adherence to the soil, drawing no sap and no nourishment from it. And therefore it is they die, and bring forth no fruit. You come to us; and say, “I wish to join the church.” We question you as far as we are able; you solemnly tell us that your hearts are right with God. We baptize you, receive you into our number; but then there was no root in many of you, and after a while you die; when the sun has risen with a burning heat you perish; or if you maintain a tolerably fair profession, yet there is never any fruit upon you, because you did not get the root first; you got this notion first, and then thought you would get the root afterward. I do tremble for many young people in my church—I will not exclude my own church. They get an idea into their heads that they are converted: the work was not true, not genuine, not real; it was an excitement; it was a stir in the conscience for a while, and it will not last. But the worst of it is, that though it does not last, they last as professors. When they have been received into the church, they say, “I am sure enough!” Preach about them as long as you please, you cannot get at them. They are church members, they are baptized persons, they have passed the Rubicon; what do they want more? You can do little for them. I do tremble for these. For my most hard-hearted hearers I weep before God; but for these people I need to have four eyes to weep with. For who can make an impression upon them, when they are firmly persuaded that they are right, and have had the seal of the church that they are right, though they are deceiving themselves and others, and are still “in the gall of bitterness and in the bond of iniquity (Ac.8:18-24).” My young friends, I do not want to check any of you in joining a church; but I do say to you, make sure work before you make a profession (Lk.14:25-35). I would say to as many of you as love the Lord, come forward and unite with God’s people; but, I beseech you, do be sure; do “search you hearts and try your reins (Jer.17:10).” Many have thought themselves converted when they were not; hundreds of thousands have had an impression, a kind of conversion, not real, which for a while endured, but afterward it passed away as summer’s dream. It was but a little while ago that I had in my house a gentleman, an excellent man, and I believe a true child of God, who told me he had been brought seriously under impression, on account of sin, through hearing a sermon of late: “But,” said he, “I was baptized in my childhood. When I was but young, there was a revival in our village, in New England. Mine was the hardest heart in the village; but I was found out at last. There was scarcely a girl or boy that did not join the church, and I was at last brought under deep impression. I used to weep before God, and pray to him. I went to the minister and told him I was converted, deceived him, and was baptized.” And then he went on to tell me that he had dived into the blackest crimes, and gone far away, even from the profession of religion; that after going to college he had been struck off the church-roll on account of wickedness, and that up to this time he had been an infidel, and had not so much as thought of the things of the kingdom. Take heed, many of you, that you do not get a sham religion. Many jump out of it again, when they find the world pays them better (2 Pt.2:18-22). And many there are who will just come and say they are the Lord’s, and they think they are, but there is no root in them, and therefore by-and-by their impressions pass away. O we have many fruitless professors in our midst, because they do not look well to their beginnings; they did not take heed at their starting point, they did not watch well the first dawn; they thought the little farthing rushlight of their own hopes was the dawning of the Sun of righteousness; they thought the bleeding of their own conscience was a killing by the hand of God, whereas it was a deeper, and better and surer, and more entire work that they needed, than that which they received. Let us take heed, my brethren, that we do not put too much trust in our experiences, and take too much for granted while it is not yet proved in our beginnings; let us often go back and begin again; let us often go to Christ with the old cry,

“Nothing in my hands I bring,                                                                                 Simply to thy cross I cling;

“For remember that these bad beginnings have had a great effect in making a man fruitless.

3. And again, thirdly—What is God’s estimation of fruitless professors? I shall not ask you their own; for there are many men who are professors of religion, with whom you might make your fortune very speedily if you could buy them at your price and sell them at their own. There are many, too, that have a very good opinion of themselves, which they have gained from the church. The minister thinks well of them; the church thinks well of them; they are respectable people; it is so nice to have them come, it helps the cause so, to see such respectable people sitting in the pews! Really, I do think he would do for a deacon! Everybody thinks well of him. Now we have nothing to do with this kind of opinion to-night; our business is with God’s opinion of such a man. And God’s opinion of a man, who makes a profession without being sincere, is this—that he is the most useless thing in the world. And now let me try to prove it. Is there any one that will prove that this man is of any use at all? I will ask the church—Here is a man that brings forth no fruit, and has only a profession: Members of the church, what is the use of this man? Will he comfort any of you in your distress? Will he hold up the pastor’s hands in prayer, when he is weary? Will he lead the troops to battle? Will he be of any service to you? I see you unanimously lift up your hands, and say, “The man is of no use to us whatever, if he brings forth no fruit; if his life be not consistent with his profession; strike his name off the church-roll; let him go; he is of no use.” Where has he gone to? He has gone to the world. Bring the worldling up. What do you think of this man? He makes a profession of religion. Is he of any use to you? “No,” they say, “we do not want such a fellow as that. The man is Jack-of-both-sides; he is sometimes a professor of religion, and sometimes a sinner in the world. We will have nothing to do with him; turn him out of our company.” Where shall we sell him then? How shall we dispose of him? He seems to be of no use either to the church or the world. Is he of any use to his family? Ask his eldest son. “John, is your father any good to you?” “No, sir; none at all. He used to pray the Lord to save us with seeming earnestness, and rise from his knees to give vent to his temper. Many a violent blow has he given me without any reasonable provocation. He was always a passionate man. He used to go to chapel on Sunday and take us with him and then we know what he used to do on Monday; he would get drunk, or swear. A deal of use he was ever to me! He made me an infidel, sir!” And his wife, “Well, what do you think of this good husband of yours? He has long made a profession of religion.” “Ah! sir, it is not for me to say a word about my husband; but he has made me a miserable woman. I think I should have joined your church long ago, if it had not been for his miserable inconsistencies. But really he has grieved my heart; he has always been a stumbling-block to me; and what to do with him I do not know.” Well, Jane, we will have you our of the kitchen. “What think you of your master; he makes a profession of religion, yet does not live a right life. What do you think of him?” “Well, I did think that Christians were a good sort of people, and that I should like to live with them; but if this be Christianity, sir, I will take five pounds a year less to live with a worldly man; that’s all I can say.” Well, what is the use of him? I suppose he does something in business. He is a grand professor. He keeps a shop; everybody thinks him a most respectable man. Has he not given a hundred pounds just now to the building of a new church? Is he not always known to subscribe liberally to ragged schools? We will ask his men. “What do you think of your master?” “What do we think of him? Why, we would think a great deal more of him if he would give us a half-crown a week more wages; for he is the worst paymaster in the parish.” “That is nothing, perhaps. But what do you think of him?” “Why, that he is an unutterable cant! Some of us did go to a place of worship, but we are honest, and we would rather stay away than go with such a miserable hypocrite.” I am describing real cases and not fictions. I need not to go further than between this and London Bridge to knock at the door and wake them up, some of them. What is the good of such professors? If they would speak fairly out, and say, “I am no Christian,” there would be some sense in it. For if Baal be God, let Baal be served; and if the world be worth serving, let a man serve it out and out; and let him get the credit of candor—not cheating the devil. But if God be God and a man live in sin, and talk about grace, then of what use is he? God himself will disown him. Ask him if this man has been of any use, and he replies, “No, of no use whatever.” The vine is of no use unless it bring forth fruit; and this man, making a profession, is worse than worthless, because he does not live up to it. My dear friends, I would not say an extravagant thing, but I will say this very coolly—if any of you, who make a profession of religion, are deceiving others, by not living up to it, I do request you—and I say it advisedly—I do request you to give up your profession, unless God give you grace to live up to it. Do not, I beseech you, halt between two opinions; if God be God, serve him, and do it thoroughly; do not tell lies about it. If Baal be God; if he be a nice master; if you would like to serve him, and win his wages, serve him; but do not mix the two together; be one thing, or else the other. Renounce your profession, and serve the devil thoroughly, or else keep your profession, and serve God with your heart—one thing, or else the other. I solemnly exhort you to choose which you will have, but never think that you can keep both; for “no man can serve two masters.” “Ye cannot serve God and mammon (Lk.16:13).”
4. And now let me close up by mentioning what is to become of this fruitless tree? We are told it is to be devoured in the fire (Jn.15:6). When an old vine is pulled off the wall, after having brought forth no fruit, what becomes of it? You know there is a lot of weeds raked up in the corner of the garden, and the gardener, without taking any notice of it, just throws the vine on the heap of weeds, and it is burned up (Mk.9:33-50; Mk.8:35-38). If it were any other kind of a tree he would at least reserve it for chopping up to make a fire within the master’s house; but this is much an ignominious thing, he throws it away in the corner and burns it up with the weeds. If it were a stout old oak, it might have the funeral of the yule log, with honor in its burning, and brightness in its flame; but the fruitless vine is treated with contempt, and left to smolder with the weeds, the refuse, and rubbish. It is a miserable thing. Just so with professors; all men that love not God must perish (Mt.22:35-40; Mk.12:29ffs.). But those who profess to love him, and do not, shall perish with singular ignominy. “They shall not come into the sepulchers of the kings (Jer.16:4).” Something like the ancient king, of whom it was said, “He shall be buried with the burial of an ass, drawn and cast forth beyond the gates of Jerusalem.” The damnation of a professor will be the most horrible and ignominious sight that ever hell itself has seen! When Satan fell from heaven, with his black Satanic malice against God, there was a kind of grandeur in his devilry; there was an awful, terrific sublimity in his damnation; and when a great blasphemer and a hard swearer shall be sent at last to perdition, there shall be something of sublimity in it, because he has been consistent with his profession. But when a professor of religion finds himself in hell, it shall be the most miserable, contemptible, and yet terrible mode of damnation wherewith men were ever damned. I think I see honest blasphemers lifting themselves from their chains of fire, and hissing between their teeth at the minister who comes there, after having been a deceiver—”Aha! aha! aha! art thou here with us? Thou didst warn us of our drunkenness, and tell us of our curse; ah! art thou come into the drunkard’s hell thyself?” “Pshaw!” says another, “that is your strict Pharisee. Ah! I remember how he told me one night that I should perish, unless I made a profession of religion. Take that, sir!” and he spits upon him. “Thou art a loathsome thing. I perished; but I served my master well. Thou—thou didst pretend to serve God, and yet thou art a sneaking hypocrite!” Says another, yelling from the corner of the pit, “Let us have a Methodist hymn, sir; quote a promise from the Bible; tell us about election. Let us have a little of your fine preaching now.” And round hell there goes the hiss, and the “aha! aha! aha!” and the yell of spitefulness and scorn upon the man who professed to be a Christian, but became a castaway, because his heart was not right in the matter. I confess, I should dread above all things the unutterable hell of hells of hypocritical apostates, of men that stand in the ranks, profess to love God, prate godliness, that sit in the pews and uphold Christianity, that take the sacrament, and speak about communion, that stand up to pray, and talk about being heard for their faith, who are all the while committing abominations, and under cover of their professions are cheating the poor, robbing the fatherless, and doing all kinds of iniquity (Mt.7:13-23; Lk.6:46). I confess, I as much dread the excess of their damnation, above the damnation of others, as I dread to be damned at all. It is as if in hell another hell had been made, to damn those that sin above others, to damn them after being damned—for hypocrites, for men who have been with us, and not of us; who professed to be Christ’s, and yet have been mean deceivers after all. O! sirs, if ye would not make your chains more heavy, if ye would not stir the fire to a more furious heat, if ye would not make your yells more hideous, quit your professions this night, if ye are not worthy of them. Go out of this place, and send in your resignation to the church; or else, sirs, be honest, and bend your knee before God, and ask him to search you, and try you, and make you sincere and upright before him. Be one thing, or else the other; do not cloak yourself in the robes of sanctity to hide the corruptions that all the while fester beneath. Stand out, bold, brave sinners; and do not be mean, sneaking sinners, that wear the masks of saints. “What is the vine more than any other tree?” Without fruit it is worse than any other. It must perish more dolefully, more horribly than any other, if there be on it no fruit brought to perfection. Does not this shake us? Ah! it will shake you, very likely, that do not want the shaking; but the men that want arousing will keep just as they were. It will go into the hearts of some of you, like the cry, “Howl, Moab, howl, Moab (Jer.48:1-47)!” but alas! Moab will not howl. You will weep for Kirhareseth but Kirhareseth will not weep for herself. You will weep for your hypocritical friends; but they will rub their eyes, and say, “A strong sermon; but it has nothing to do with me.” And they will go out with cool presumption; sin with one hand, and take the sacramental cup with the other; sing the lascivious song one night, and then sing,

“Jesus, lover of my soul,”

the day after. Meet Christ here, and take the devil yonder, and bid him God speed in all his freaks of devilry. Ah! sirs, sirs, sirs, take heed, take heed, I beseech you, of this matter. Let us each search our hearts, lest we should have been deceived. And may God bring us to a right understanding in this matter, that we may be clear before him. “Search me, O God, and know my ways; try me, and know my thoughts, and see if there be any wicked thing in me; and lead me in the way everlasting (Ps.139:23-24).”

And, now, I must not send you away until I have had a word with my friend in the aisle there. He says, “I like that, I like that; I am no professor, I am not; I am all right. No one can call me a hypocrite.” Well, my dear friend, I am very glad you are not, because you say you are no Christian. But let me tell you, you must not expect to be a wonderful deal the better off for that. Suppose two men are brought up before the Lord Mayor, and one says, “Your worship, I am an honest man and not guilty;” and he blushes that an imputation should be cast on his character. Well, he is proved to be guilty, and gets committed to prison for three months. Up comes the other one, and says, “Your worship, I am a guilty man; I always was a rogue, and I always shall be; I don’t make a profession at all.” “I think I must give you six months,” says his worship, “for really I think you must be the more determined rascal of the two.” So if any of you say, “I don’t make a profession, I shall be all right,” let me tell you, that to make a lying profession is a very fearful thing; but for you to think of getting off because you make no profession at all, is equally bad. Take heed you do not deceive yourselves; it must be the new heart and the right spirit with God, or else, profession or no profession, we must perish. O! that God would give us grace to go to our houses, and cry to him for mercy, and would help us to repent of our sins, and bring us to put our trust simply and wholly upon the Lord Jesus Christ! So should we be saved now, and saved for ever. The End!

You see the Lord uses many things to bring us a word in our daily lives if only we care to seek Him and His ways for they are not grievous to us who are His elect! We find joy in the master’s ways, for they should bring us delight to know that we are not only pleasing to ourselves but mostly to His continual praise to His servants who are called by His name; for He does bestow great grace on us for His favour to show this world a right way in which they should go! We are to be that light house on top of every hill for the world to see and draw closer so they can come out of the darkness and bring their sin into the light of forgiveness, never to be seen again, when our Master wipes all tears of remorse out of the way and away never to be seen again!

If we fall from the path of His righteousness it may be impossible to come back to the way of righteousness as we see of those Jesus talked about who have cleaned out their house and drive out the spirits that beset him; when they leave and the man is not careful and continues not to grow in grace and favour; that spirit will find that man and see that his house is all cleaned and garnished; and will go and find seven more spirits more evil than he and the last state of the man is worse than the first: eight times worse; This is what Peter talked about in 2 Pt.2:20For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. 21For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. 22But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire. We must be growing in scripture and the fruits of the Spirit as these: 2 Pt.3:11Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 12Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? 13Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. 14Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. 15And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; 16As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. 17Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. 18But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen.

We are to study this word and show ourselves approved rightly divining the word of God, 2 Tm.2:15; When we study this scripture we need to remember it all comes together and is found coming to fruition as the Old Testament was but a shadow of the real thing in the New Testament by a Holy Spirit baptism being able to do all things in the name of our God Jesus Christ, knowing He has given us all authority over sin and this world by a Spirit of the most High God living in His Children who can do all things in His name, Just as our Father did and greater things than these can we do because we are of Him and He is in us and dwelling and ruling over our lives in word and deed, as He has instructed us to believe in Him and His words of truth and Eternal Life! It takes all scripture for our edification: 2 Tm.3:12Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.13But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. 14But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; 15And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 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. Yea be of good cheer; for if they have persecuted Me they will persecute you also: but be of good cheer for I have overcome the world; and so will those called by My name who walk in My word as it is their own; for they shall be where I Am Also, thus sayeth the Lord your God and Redeemer! ~

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Reflect On Repentance
Recent Update

by Dr. Fred Wittman

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Some time ago during a conversation with a young assistant pastor in Australia, the request was made to discuss repentance in a future issue of Hermeneuo, a quarterly publication for pastors, prospective students, and supporters of Australian Bible Seminary. That conversation prompted the sincere question, “What is repentance?” It led to a consideration of ‘easy believism.’ Later in discussion with a fellow-servant of The Lord who ministers among the Aboriginal people, the need for evidence of repentance was accentuated as he lamented what he termed, ‘shallow believism.’ It is apparent that there are legitimate concerns among church leaders over the amount of people that profess faith in Christ, but do not give recognizable evidence of the new life in Christ.

How should the young pastor’s sincere question, “What is repentance?” be answered? How does repentance pertain to The God’s plan of salvation? How can one harmonize the sovereignty of God on the one hand with the responsibility of man on the other hand in order to maintain a balanced view of theology in the matter of salvation?

The Meaning of Repentance

The New Testament Scriptures in English use the word ‘repent’ to translate two different Greek words, only one of which refers to salvation.Metamélomai means “to change one’s care for” or “to regret” or “to be remorseful” and carries the connotation of ‘afterwards.’ It is used to describe the willful son who refused to do the will of his father and go into the vineyard to work, but later decided to go (Matt. 21:29). It is also used by Matthew to describe the remorse of Judas Iscariot after he betrayed Jesus Christ for thirty pieces of silver (Mt. 27:3).

The Greek word for repentance which pertains to salvation is metanoéo, which means “to change one’s mind so as to change the direction one is going.” It contains the negative concept of turning away from something, as well as the positive act of turning to something. In the New Testament usage, the Lord Jesus emphasized the need for repentance by cities which rejected Him and His teaching (Matt. 11:21; Luke 10:13,11:32 cf. Jonah 3:5). He stated that they would demonstrate repentance by sitting in sackcloth and ashes. This has led some throughout church history to put an emphasis on a ‘sorrow for sin’ or ‘doing penance’ to be composite in the meaning of ‘repent.’ However, though sorrow for sin may be and usually is a by-product of repentance, it is not contained in the meaning of the word.

Etymology and Historical Use

To get a full understanding of the function of a word, it is necessary to study its etymology; and where possible, to trace its use historically. Etymologically metanoéo comes from noé0, “to perceive, apprehend, understand, gain insight to, be minded to, or to consider,” plus the prefixed preposition metá which can mean “association, succession, transfer, or change” when used in combination. Thus the meaning “to change one’s mind” or “to be minded to change” is derived. Historically, metanoéo had a special use, in addition to the common use when used in the imperative mood.

A Military Term

It was used by the Greek army as a military command, much like the command, “About turn!” is used by the Australian Army today. The United States Army uses, “To the rear, march!” Picture in your mind a Greek army of Spartans marching across a mesa to battle. All of a sudden, the commander sees a steep precipice ahead and recognizes the immediate danger to his troops. He calls out, “Metanoáysate!” Unless each one changes his mind about the direction he is going, and reverses direction, he will plunge to his death over the precipice. The command is to repent, change direction before it is too late. How appropriate is the likeness to God’s command to mankind, to illustrate its spiritual meaning!

“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way . . .” Isa. 53:6). Each one is going down on the broad way that will plunge us into eternal destruction unless direction is reversed (Matt. 7:13,14). “Unless you repent, you shall all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3,5). Each one must change his mind about the direction he is going, about the way he is living, about the way he is treating God. Each one must repent or shall plunge into eternity to perish forever! Now God “. . . commandeth all men (humans) everywhere to repent (Acts 17:30).

God’s Sovereignty and Man’s Responsibility

The gospel Paul preached included the finished work of Christ on Calvary: His enduring the wrath of The God and shedding His blood for us, the resurrection of Christ from the dead, and the ascension of Christ to apply His blood on the Mercy Seat in Heaven. The Lord Jesus Christ procured eternal salvation. The work is done! Paul emphasized the sovereignty of God in providing salvation and drawing men to Christ (John 6:44) and the ministry of the Holy Spirit convicting, revealing truth, illuminating, and regenerating those whom He has chosen (2 Thes. 2:13, Eph. 1:4). He also emphasized two aspects of man’s responsibility. These can be seen in his charge to the Ephesian elders on the Isle of Miletus, recorded in Acts 20:17-35,

“. . . I did not shrink back from any one of the expedient things in order to announce to you and to teach you publicly and from house to house, earnestly testifying both to Jews and to Greeks the repentance unto The God and the faith unto The Lord of ours, Jesus Christ” (Acts 20:20,21 A Precise Translation)

God has done it all! Now it remains for man to respond. Paul taught that man’s responsibility is to respond to the gospel and that man must respond through repentance and faith. Some will say, “But the Gospel of John does not contain the word repent.” And they are correct. However, when Jesus explained the new birth to Nicodemus, he used an illustration that depicted man’s responsibility as well as God’s ability and sovereignty. He referred to the event when Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness. Immediately this master teacher of Israel, Nicodemus remembered the event that was recorded in the Torah (Num. 21:5-9).

When the people of Israel, who had been marvelously redeemed by the blood of a lamb shed in Egypt and applied to the side and upper door posts and later redeemed by power being led through the Red Sea, were traveling from Edom, they became hungry for bread and thirsty for the lack of water, although God had provided manna daily and miraculously provided water when desperately needed, they spoke against Moses and against God. As a result, God sent poisonous fiery serpents that bit the people and they were dying off. Then they came to Moses, confessed their sin and asked him to pray for them. When he prayed, The Lord told Moses to make a serpent of brass and lifted it up on a pole. Then when anyone bitten by a fiery serpent turned and looked up to that brazen serpent, he lived. Since repentance requires turning from Sin and confessing that one is a sinner, both Nicodemus and later John understood that the people repented whenever they turned to look at that serpent of brass on a wooden pole. The Jews understood well the need for repentance, therefore John emphasized the sovereignty of The God in regeneration. Furthermore, the term “believe” which John used is a word that has lost its full significance of meaning. It means “to commit trust.” When one totally commits trust to Jesus Christ, he or she abandons trusting himself and his former life and turns to Jesus Christ for His life and totally, persistently commits trust unto The Lord Jesus Christ, that may well be repentance if indeed that one understands he or she is repenting. Repentance and Faith cannot be separated for salvation.

The Other Side of the Coin

God requires faith (committed trust)! Jesus emphasized the necessity of faith (John 3:16-18,36; 8:24; etc.). Jesus also emphasized repentance (Luke 13:3,5; Matt. 9:13,4:17). God commands repentance (Acts 17:30)! Repentance is the other side of the coin. Repentance pertains to the mind and Scriptural faith pertains to the heart. Repentance and Scriptural faith go hand in hand. Repentance without Scriptural faith will not save! It will reform, but will not redeem. Neither will faith without repentance save! To believe without repenting is to exercise mental faith, to assent. He who exercises mental faith is 18 inches (46 cm) away from salvation. Paul proclaimed, “. . . that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” (Rom. 10:9). Faith must be exercised with all the heart. One cannot believe with less than the whole heart. Saving faith is exercised with all the heart, not just the mind. It is totally committing oneself to the Lord Jesus Christ with confidence that he will keep His Word and completely save.

One going one’s own way away from The God, with his or her back turned to The God (Isa. 53:6) and his or her hands behind him asking for The God’s consecrated gift of salvation while expecting God to place the consecrated gift in his hands, is not believing with all his heart. He must turn around in determination not to go back in order to commit trust and receive The God’s consecrated gift of salvation and eternal life (John 1:12, Rom. 6:23). That turning around in determination not to go back but to receive salvation is repentance demonstrated. Repentance and Faith are two sides of the same Scriptural coin. Both are needed to respond to God’s offer of salvation. Both go together.

Faith, Not Logic

Attempts have been made by learned and capable scholars to explain how faith and repentance logically relate to salvation. Many have been sidetracked by deep involvement in seeking to determine which comes first in the invisible workings of God in salvation. Faith or repentance. God has not clearly shown in His Word how He works. His ways are past finding out (Rom. 11:33). What He has revealed, He expects to be acknowledged and acted upon explicitly. The deep things of God are not known by the natural human, but are searched out by His Spirit (1 Cor. 2:10,11; John 3:8). Let us rejoice and be obedient to the things The God has revealed to us in His Word.

Although God has not revealed how salvation and eternal life is wrought by His Spirit, He has revealed what is required of the human to obtain, or if you prefer, to receive this great salvation. Mark recorded that the order in which The Lord Jesus Christ proclaimed the requirements to enter the Kingdom of The God was, “Repent and believe The Gospel!” (Mk. 1:14,15). Thus repentance first, then faith according to The Lord Jesus Christ.

Later, Paul clearly stated in his farewell to the Ephesian elders at Miletus in Acts 20:21 that the order in which he persistently proclaimed to people the requirements to receive salvation was: “. . . repentance toward God and faithtoward our Lord Jesus Christ.” So Paul also used the same order as The Lord Jesus Christ, which is repentance first, then faith. This is the order we are to present to the unregenerate human his responsibility of correct response to the gospel. It may not fit human reasoning and logic, but it may be confidently affirmed by faith in The God’s Holy Word.

Not Works, but Willingness

Repentance is not works, but a determined willingness to yield to God, a determined willingness to receive eternal life and salvation, a determined willingness to make Christ Lord of one’s life. The emphasis that Jesus put on the result of repentance (Matt. 1 1:21; Luke 10:13, 11:32 cf. Jonah 3:5) has led some leaders of Christendom to wrongly stress penance as an, indication of repentance. Penance is indeed a form of works: this cannot be denied. Penance is an act of self-abasement or mortification to show sorrow for sin. It is a punishment undergone as a token of penitence for sin. It is unfortunate that the distinction between the Scriptural word ‘repentance’ and the religious word ‘penance’ was not maintained through history. Even the Reformers often did not make proper distinction. The Latin word poenitentiae “was used by Calvin, as by his medieval predecessors, for both repentance and penance” (Calvin: Institutesof the Christian Religion, Vol. I, Edited by John T. McNeill, ed. note p. 592) Such lack of distinction may lead many readers and scholars to misinterpret his meaning with reference to repentance and faith. This is most unfortunate. Calvin’s term “total depravity” is interpreted by extreme Calvinists to mean “total inability.” Yet Calvin himself speaks of our ability as unregenerate humans, that in “depravity and corruption, we recognize that true light of wisdom, . . . we are prompted by our own ills to contemplate the good things of God; and we cannot seriously aspire to Him before we begin to become displeased with ourselves”(Calvin: ibid. pp. 36,37).

Thus Calvin indicates his belief that man can aspire to God when he becomes displeased with himself. Is not that what Scriptural repentance really is? Man becomes aware of his true condition before God. He becomes displeased with himself and turns in aspiration to God in total commitment, placing his unconditional and unending trust in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Reflect on repentance! Repentance is a change of mind which results in a change of direction, a turning to The God from Sin. It is coupled with faith to appropriate salvation and eternal life through the work of The Lord Jesus Christ. A balanced view of theology recognizes on one hand the sovereignty of The God in providing salvation, choosing, drawing to Christ, and saving the human by His grace. On the other hand the responsibility of the human to appropriate that salvation through repentance and faith.

A gospel that does not demand repentance is a gospel of easy believism. It is “another gospel” (Gal. 1:6-8; 2 Cor. 11:4). A gospel that does not call for total commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ is a gospel of “shallow believism.” Let us proclaim a Scriptural gospel of repentance and faith which saves from the gutter most to the uttermost, lest we be accursed!

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This article appeared in Hermeneuo Vol. 5, July 1986. Hermeneuo was a publication of the Australian Bible Seminary, registered by Australia Post, Publication No. NBG7689. Dr. Wittman was the Principal of the Seminary, and also the Editor of Hermeneuo at that time. He is currently retired from Australian Bible Seminary and lives in Wilmington, Delaware, USA; where he writes, lectures, teaches, disciples, and continues serving the fellowship of believers.

I have a question: Whose field are you laboring in?

I have a question: Whose field are you laboring in?

By Rev. G. L. Boyett

Jn.4:34Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. 35Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? Behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. 36And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together. 37And herein is that saying true: One soweth, and another reapeth. 38I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.

Mt.9:35And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. 36But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. 37Then saith he unto his disciples: The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; 38Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest; that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

Jn.14:6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Jn.15:1I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 2Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. 3Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. 4Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. 5I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. 6If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. 7If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. 8Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

Jn.8:31Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

Jn.8:51Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.

Jn.6:62What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? 63It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

If we want to go to the Father we must go to Jesus: Jn.6:44No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. 45It is written in the prophets: And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me!

They were ALL being taught of God right here, for it was God in the flesh bringing the message; 1 Tm.3:16And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

The Holy bible is God’s inerrant, irrefutable, and pure words to us; Ps.12:6The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. 7Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation forever.

Then if we have been given God’s words to us for our lives and scripture cannot be broken or ruled of no effect or account by mankind: Then why is not the world at least fearing God? Why is it, man has no fear of Him; He who can cast into outer darkness and the separating of the soul, body and spirit? 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 unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Have we, who are called by His name really picked up our armor as seen in Eph.6:10Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11Put on the whole armour of God; that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God; that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand (Have we done all to stand before the Almighty God? Sounds to me like we are going to have to work at it, Lk.13:24, Mt.7:12-14, and Phil.2:12. )! 14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; 19And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

These are commandments; for if we will keep Jesus’ sayings we will keep His ordained Apostles says to, Jn.15:20Remember the word that I said unto you: The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. The key operative word here is that hated little two letter word…IF! That little word is going to send a lot of people straight to Hell: For it calls for a choice to be made! How many people today are making all the wrong choices? All it takes is one sin to separate us from the love of God, which is His grace, His favour! His word to us is His grace to us, Ac.20:24But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God. The gospel is the grace of God to us which comes from His words to us if we believe and keep only unto Him and His words of Grace, which is His will for us (See Mt.12:30-32 and 42-50)! Ac.20:32And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified. Just as His words to us are pure; we too are purified by them when we incorporate them into our lives; otherwise, how are we to see God or even say we know Him and are one of His children? Mt.5:8Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

How are we to see God? This is shown to us in 2 Tm.2:19Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are His. And, let everyone that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity! 20But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. 21If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the Master’s use, and prepared unto every good work. 22Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart!

How can we depart from iniquity? We must repent, go in a new direction! We must follow all the words given to us in His Holy Bible so we can be found to be sanctified, consecrated, and justified in His eyes only! 1 Cor.6:11And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified (found pure) in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God (Indwelling in you!). Or you can never really know His mind at all; without His Holy Spirit in you, 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. 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, and 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 (Jn.4:24, God is a Spirit and only the Spirit of God is His mind and will!). 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.

If we are to have the mind of Christ, why is there so many so called Christians walking around as the world around them that lies in wickedness, 1 Jn.5:16If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it. 17All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death (The sin of ignorance, Numbers chapter 15!). 18We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not!

19And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness!

How then is there so many Christians still walking as if they are enemies to God? Jms.4:1From whence come wars and fightings among you? Come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? 2Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. 3Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. 4Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world (and its ways) is the enemy of God!

Why then had their repentance not taken hold? Could it be that the power and wisdom of God was never placed over the person getting baptized, by the only name which carries all power; Ref. Mt.28:18 and Ac.4:12? 1 Cor.1:24But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. All authority has been given to one person only and that was Jesus Christ, Mt.28:18And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying: All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth! Our God in the flesh (1 Tm.3:16), our Immanuel, Mt.1:23Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us! Jesus came in His Father’s name, Jn.5:43I am come in my Father’s name (Which means Salvation!), and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. The Holy Spirit will be called by the name of Jesus, 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. Which is the Spirit of Jesus in you, Jn.14:18I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you: Which is the Spirit of God, 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 have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His: because God is a Spirit, Jn.4:24God is a Spirit: Where they stand around in heaven saying what? 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. Is not Jesus coming for us and is the one who is to come? Jesus is God all by Himself, for the Holy Spirit who is the power of the most High conceived that Holy One, which was in Mary’s seed, Lk.1:35! You can’t be the Almighty God and the most powerful unless you are God, and this God who is Spirit manifested Himself in the flesh, 1 Tm.3:16 or there could never be a begotten God seen in many manuscripts, as in Jn.1:18 in the Greek original! That is what incarnate means to be incarnated! Meaning God becoming human as the God-man! Without being two or three in persons; Jn.6: 62What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? 63It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. Jesus is the very Spirit of God, for God is the word and the word was God, 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: And the word became flesh and dwelt among us, Jn.1:14 and the world knew Him not, Jn.1:10!

Only they who have repented, and have been washed in His blood can have regeneration, by the power and the wisdom of God being given or imparted to them who have a pure heart; with the heart of a willing servant, just as a child, who is humble and obedient to their parents: Jn.1:12But as many as received him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name (What is that name? 2 Tm.2:19): 13Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh (Gal.5:17), nor of the will of man (Prov.14:12 and 16:25 for the ways of man is death!), but of God.

What did Adam and Eve lose on the day they ate of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil? They lost their imputed Righteousness and Holiness that was imputed for them for their good, or God’s grace, His favour for them. Which caused a separation, and they were driven out of His presence, from the Garden of Eden! Satan had won his first converts by tearing away Adam and Eve’s trust in God’s word to them. Adam and Eve lost their position by changing their perceptions or minds. They walked in the Spirit before by obedience to the will of God and His words to them. As soon as they listened to another, their own flesh that wars against the Spirit, Gal.5:17; they too fell from their first love, who was God, and left their first place or position, the same things all the “Fallen Angels” did; they too fell because they had a different perception or change of mind! This my friends is freewill or being a free agent to do as one wills for their own selves. Anything that is contrary to God’s will for us, that is seen in His words to us, is against His will and results in the sin that can never be forgiven! The sin of presumptuous sin, which must be repented of, or you too will be taken away screaming: “My God my God why have you forsaken me?”

All scripture is our lesson, all scripture is Holy Spirit inspired by the will of God for us! Let us look first to 2 Tm.3:14But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; 15And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 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.

You see the Apostle Paul wrote this letter to Timothy just before he was to be executed. Paul was laying out for Timothy all that was required for the church and a true man of God was to do to keep him prepared and necessary, which is required for the work of our Lord God for a true Holy Vessel for Him to live in and work through! Without Holiness and Righteousness no man will enter into His presence for very long and stay there. All sinners will be destroyed in His fiery wrath because He is a consuming Fire, Heb.12:29! Anything that is impure will never be a vessel that He will reside in. Unless we have Him residing in us we can never be in His presence but just long enough to be convicted and ordered out of His presence to be sentenced to hell for an eternity! All because we never had a supernatural experience of regeneration of the thing that was lost in the Garden of Eden! The imputation of God’s righteousness, which is a good, just, and a true decision that is based on God’s words which are pure! Righteousness and Holiness that is required for all of us to be in His presence and for His indwelling cannot be seen in us without us becoming His Godliness! Which is impossible for man, which is why we must adhere to all that Jesus has told us to do; for nothing is impossible with our Lord God, Lk.1:37!

Unless we get regenerated His way by His pure words to us, we are listening to men and their traditions. Only the operations of God will do anything that is supernatural that is required for righteousness, holiness, which is of God; that brings with it “True Salvation!” That has already been purchased for us by the very blood of God, Ac.20:28Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over that which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which He hath purchased with His own blood. God manifested in the flesh has purchased our Salvation and Redemption, with His own blood! Therefore if we want to be overseers of His church, we too must be slaves to our new Master, we are no longer our own! Ro.12:1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God! This means we have to be in the perfect will of God, with man this is impossible but with God in you all things then become natural for us to be in the supernatural! Which is the perfect will of God by obedience to His every word to us for they are ingrained upon our hearts and minds by His Holy Spirit living in us! 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. Who have separated themselves from the wickedness of the world around them; to be in the world but not of it! Or you have never really repented at all, have you?

Without repentance there can be no remission of sin or forgiveness, the Lord knows the end from the beginning. He knows you before you were ever born; for He is the Father of all spirits, 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? He is the one who all spirits will return to; Ecc.12:7Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. If we are His, He will lead us right into eternity, Ps.48:14For this God is our God for ever and ever: He will be our guide even unto death. All those who have done as they will or as they please with no regard to His written words to us will be one of these seen here: 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 (Or at any age because God changes not!). You will recognize them as one of these:Mt.7:15Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves (Professing liberty, see 2 Pt.2:1-22!). 16Ye shall know them by their fruits (Works)! 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.

God Almighty came to earth and wrapped Himself in flesh in the seed of King David’s linage so his “sure mercies” could be given, that David would then have a seed on the throne of not only Israel but of all the world; who is the KING of kings and the LORD of lords, who is the one and only Potentate all by Himself, and who knows no other god besides Him alone, Isaiah chapters 44 and 45 explain this all too well! Who alone is the First and the Last, Is.48:12!

Why did God who created all things come to earth and have a man He created baptize Him? The answer is so all Righteousness could be fulfilled, Mt.3:15! What is the righteousness of God? His word by which all things were created and by which His government stands firm, unmovable, that cannot be changed; Is.55:11So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. God had John the Baptist baptize Him for one reason, so all righteousness which is His words to us will never be broken, from Old Testament to the New Testament, scripture cannot be broken, Jn.10:35. Even Jesus who was God was subject to His own words to us while He was in the flesh to give us our direction in following Him: Jn.14:6Jesus saith unto him, I Am the way, (I Am) the truth, and (I Am) the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by ME! Because the Father and Jesus, are One in the same, Jn.10:30! When you have seen Jesus, you have seen the One who sent Him, Jn.12:45, seen in Jesus’ own description of who He is; Jn.14:7If ye had known Me, ye should have known My Father also: and from henceforth ye know Him, and have seen Him! 8Philip saith unto Him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us. 9Jesus saith unto him: “Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip?” He that hath seen Me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?

Unless we know who the Father is and who Jesus is we have no Truth yet still! Therefore we too will die in our sins; Jn.8:24I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I Am, ye shall die in your sins! What happened every time God revealed Himself to them who He came to save, that were called by His name? Jn.8:58Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I Am! Jesus clearly shows them who He is so all prophecy could be fulfilled, Jesus allowed their eyes to remain closed so all of God’s words could come to pass! That is why every time Jesus said I Am He, they picked up stones to stone Him and of course He couldn’t allow that to happen because He had to die on the cross of Calvary so all Righteousness could be fulfilled in Him alone! It takes the blood of an all-powerful God to wash away the sin of the world, to whosever will receive it His way!

Only when we have been baptized into Christ Jesus can we put on Christ by His Holy Spirit leading us into all His Truths! That is who the Epistles were written to; those who had it confirmed in them that they too had a supernatural experience of regeneration in their own lives! BY obedience to His Apostles who had the Keys to Heaven, who can loosen or bind on earth and in heaven. If we are given the perfect instructions on how to get in the presence of God, why would we not use them? Only those who listen to another will be left out from the glory that is to come; by being self-willed and listening to people who are being led astray by their own flesh; instead of listening to the only instructions that will ever be used in Salvation! For it is the operation of God that makes us Righteous by being obedient to His will for us! All others are man’s ways. Prov.14:12There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. Prov.16:25There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. For the wages of sin is death Ro.6:21What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. 22But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. 23For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Then why would anyone not do as instructed by Jesus? Jn.3:3Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee: Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4Nicodemus saith unto him: How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? 5Jesus answered: Verily, verily, I say unto thee: Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7Marvel not that I said unto thee: Ye must be born again. 8The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. Prov.12:15The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise. I suggest we consider wise council and return to the words of God for our Salvation and Him only can we trust with our eternal souls; which is His words to us for they are Truth and they alone are Pure!

How are we to be blown where the spirit needs us to go? Unless we use the Keys God gave us to His Heaven; given to us from Peter and the Apostles that were in their words to us, seen in Holy Scripture! I refer you to scripture, not my word or my theologies or philosophies but hard facts of scriptural truths! 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. This was a proven method for we see in the very next verse the results of these verses and why they were given to us for our Salvation! Ac.2:41Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. The birth of the Apostolic Church of God in Jesus Christ! Who were given Jesus Christ’s name at baptism, Ac.4:12Neither is there salvation in any other: For there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved! This is the fulfillment of Mt.28:19-20, if we too go and make disciples of all nations, with the only plan of Salvation that we have just seen in His scriptures!

So I have a question; whose fields of labor are you working in today? Your own fields or your Lord’s harvest fields, who is your Master; if you are truly His in word and in deed, Col.3:17! As for me and my house we will serve the Lord Jesus as He has shown us to do Himself, Lk.2:49And he said unto them: How is it that ye sought me? Wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business? I will teach Jesus and Him doing signs, wonders, and miracles of a supernatural kind. Jesus who taught us in the way which we are to go. Jesus who showed us how we are to walk in the truth of His mighty words to us that we might have His truths in us! So that we can have His eternal life with Him and He with us! As Jesus showed His love for us when he died for us; we too, must be of the same nature for our brothers and sisters. This cannot come unless we have been regenerated into His image, as the first Adam was, in a perfect nature! Mt.5:48Be ye  therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. This is a commandment by Jesus and it can only be accomplished His way! With a new birth of a love for God we all have lost in Adam. We too must be regenerated into His likeness by His Holy Spirit showing us His true nature that is love, 1 Jn.4:1Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 2Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: 3And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. 4Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 5They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. 6We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. 7Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 8He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 9In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 10Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. 12No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. 13Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. 14And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. 15Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. 16And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. 17Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world!

A more excellent way!

1 Cor.13:1Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity (agapēn, LOVE a Godly love! Strong’s number 26!), I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 2And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity (LOVE), I am nothing. 3And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. 4Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, 5Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; 6Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; 7Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. 8Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. 9For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. 10But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. 11When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. 13And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity (agape LOVE)! That is how one is made perfect seen in Matthew chapter five, Mt.5:38Ye have heard that it hath been said: An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: 39But I say unto you: That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also. 41And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. 42Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away. 43Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 45That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. 46For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? Do not even the publicans the same? 47And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? Do not even the publicans so? 48Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

A True child of God will keep unto scripture only because it is Truth and that is what makes a true disciple of Jesus Christ, Jn.8:31Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. And you will be free indeed so why is there fighting for freedom if we already have it through our Lord Jesus? Because it is the ways of men that are of death, by living in their philosophies, instead of the only philosophy that is eternal and will be always of Righteousness because Jesus is Righteous, Holy, and True; all else is man’s ideologies, that lead to eternal death in the lake of Fire where the worm dieth not and the fire is never quenched! Seek ye wise council, it can only be found in one Book that is Holy as He is Holy and was given by the inspiration of Holy men as they were carried along in the Holy Spirit, that were used as His pin to write with, 2 Pt.1:19We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the Day Star arise in your hearts (Being born-again of Jesus’ Holy Spirit! For only Jesus is the Morning Star, Rev.2:28 and Rev.22:16! How can we have His interpretation of His scriptures unless we have Him inside of us to enlighten us in our reading His words? Unless He who wrote it resides in us!): 20Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. This is shown to us in 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 (Jn.1:17): 11Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. 12Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into. In 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: As well as Is.40:3The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God! Is that not what John the Baptist did? Prepare the way for our God, who was, and is, and is to come! Zach.14:9And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and His name one. What is that name? If you do not know, you too will die in your sins!

Therefore let us be found doing as our Lord God has told us to do, Rev.2:4Nevertheless 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. If you too are lukewarm He will spew you out of His mouth! For His ministers are servants who are a flame of fire, Ps.104:4Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire: As he is a consuming fire; we too are called to be as He is when He returns for His bride who is without spot or wrinkle, who are holy and blameless, Eph.5:27! We see again a true child of God will be perfect as He is perfect and will reflect His true nature for all the world to see as a light at the top of a hill. Mt.5:8Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. 9Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. 10Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. 13Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. 14Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. 15Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. 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 (Where is the least place in the Kingdom of God? Is it not Hell, Lk.16:19-31!): 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!

Most so called Christians can’t even get out of the book of Matthew before they are messed up in their own lives so how can they lead others to salvation? They can’t! There is one way to God and that is His way, Eph.4:1I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, 2With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; 3Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. 7But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. 8Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. 9(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? 10He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) 11And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 14That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 15But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: 16From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love. Everything is centered on agape, love of God in us that extends to all the world no matter what and no matter who, we are to repay no evil with evil in return, Ro.12:9Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. 10Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; 11Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; 12Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; 13Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. 14Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. 15Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. 16Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. 17Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. 18If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. 19Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. 20Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. 21Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

If you can’t live up to these you are none of His yet still, you only deceive yourself with vain imaginations of idolatry, 1 Jn.5:21Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen. Only when we know the One True God in Jesus reconciling the whole world unto Himself can we become one with Him in Spirit and in His Truths, 2 Cor.2:5:19-21! Only then can we too be found as the Righteousness of God in Jesus! For we have come out from among this untoward generation and have been found purified and sanctified by his word that cleanses us, Jn.15:3! Then and only then, can we be found as a true child of the Most High God in obedience to His every word spoken to us for our admonition: 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.

Then why would anyone listen to another that would lead them back into the world of carnality? The flesh wants what the flesh wants, for it desires pleasure! The spirit desires Holiness, Righteousness, which is not a lie but a Truth, that cometh from God only! Seek ye the Lord God while He may be found for very soon now they who think they are of the way, really need to pray back through, to seek a higher spiritual revelation of the real truth of God in their lives, with real works of repentance, Ac.26:19-20! Which are good works unto perfectness, Tit.3:1Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work, 2To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men. 3For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. 4But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, 5Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; 6Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; 7That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. 8This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men. For a man of God that was mightily used of God, that many men say he taught we are saved by faith and grace alone, we see the Apostle Paul telling us works is included in a perfect child of God just as James’ taught in Jms.2:1My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons. 2For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment; 3And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool: 4Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts? 5Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him? 6But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats? 7Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by which ye are called? 8If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well: 9But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors. 10For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. 11For he that said: Do not commit adultery, said also: Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law. 12So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty. 13For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment. 14What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? Can faith save him? 15If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, 16And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? 17Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. 18Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. 19Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. 20But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? 21Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? 22Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? 23And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. 24Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. 25Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way? 26For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also! Faith cannot be faith unless it has works that show the truth of all the words of God living in you! 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. The New Testament was not even written yet the scriptures Paul was talking about to Timothy here was the Old Testament and a few Epistles the others apostles and disciples had written, such as Mark, Luke, Acts, and Hebrews. It takes all scripture to be found in us for our righteousness and by living it in our lives we become His Holiness by being separated from this untoward generation, sanctified, consecrated, for God’s own use and nothing else, this is Holiness that leads to Godliness; that is required for a true child of God in Pure Supernatural Perfection; which is only accomplished by His Holy presence in us, Mt.19:26! Mt.19:25When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying: Who then can be saved? 26But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them: With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. 27Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore? 28And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you: That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life. When we learn who is the First and Last and learn how to serve as He has shown us; He who was First became a servant for all the world and was Last so we could be just like Him, then and only then can we too become First in His eternal Kingdom as a child of God, Mt.18:1At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3And said, Verily I say unto you: Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven (Jn.8:51, Lk.11:28, and Mt.4:4 as seen in Lk.4:4, not a coincidence! Nothing with God is ever by chance, it is always by design!). 5And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. 6But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me (The bride of Christ who is the real church of God, the wheat who will be divided from the tares!), it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. 7Woe unto the world because of offences! For it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh! Mt.19:30But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first. When we are last we become first in Jesus’ eyes and He will never leave us or forsake us, when we too love like He does! That’s when we are like Him when He returns, as it is called out in scripture for us to be, 1 Jn.2:5But whoso keepeth His word, in Him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in Him. 6He that saith he abideth in Him ought himself also so to walk, even as He walked! As the Apostles have shown us in their gospels, 1 Cor.11:1Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. 2Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you: Therefore, 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 (Ro.8:9). 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! I suggest we do it for our eternal soul’s sake! Humble yourself before God and exult Him and He will exalt you in due time! Not exulting ourselves as the world does!

Lord’s Way Ministries

Rev. G. L. Boyett

Waxing Cold in the Last Days!

 

Thank you for your comments…they are appreciated. You certainly can share this on your blog. My husband, Ron Graham, wrote this quite awhile ago and it is always good to see that the older commentaries are still being red. Ron died in March of 2013 and left many commentaries that he had started. His ministry is still continuing.

 

God bless

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Nathele Graham (Ron’s wife)

By Ron Graham

“And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” Matthew 24:12. Jesus, speaking to four of His disciples about the times just before His Second Advent, tells them that because sin will be so rampant, so commonplace in the last days that the love people once had for one another will become, for the most part, nonexistent. The Greek word “polys” is translated into our English word as “many”. It’s used in numerous places throughout the New Testament denoting multitudes, great and very significant numbers. Imagine, if you can, a world made up ofpeople thoroughly devoid of “love” for their fellow man.

 

I believe Jesus is alluding to the seven year tribulation period that will begin just after the Rapture of His Church. It stands to reason that this “loveless” generation Jesus speaks about as being full of iniquity(wickedness) doesn’t just appear one day after the Rapture,but that societies would graduallymigrate toward degeneracy and ultimately to a crescendo of rampant and overwhelming depravity.

 

In the verse aboveJesus speaks of love which will waxor grow)cold. Since we are living in the last days just prior to His return I believe that the lack of love for our fellow man has begun to spiral toward that final climax. I suppose, then, that it shouldn’t be surprising to biblically literate students of scripture when we see such cold heartedness infiltrating our society. But was Jesus including believers in that mix of folks whose love would progressively wax colder and colder?

 

What has happened to the once well known demeanor of those who profess to being born again? It seems, to me at least, that the once loving, caring attitude held by those who faithfully follow Jesus Christ is diminishing as we draw nearer to the last days before Christ’s return.

 

 

Because we can now enjoy much more frank discussions which span what once was considered almost impossible barriers, believers can now communicate with one another worldwide, instantaneously, and with little or no accountability. We can join and contribute to forums and use email to express ourselves and if we so desire we can accomplish this new form of communicating with complete anonymity.

 

As believer’s views are attacked by other believers they, in many instances, attack right back instead of responding in love. Over the past few years I’ve noticed an increased hostility amongst believers who disagree on Bible interpretation.

 

All of us are confronted almost daily with what seems to be knee-jerkreactions instead of well thought-out and studied responses made through a love for one another and thorough devotion to God’s truth. Where has all the love gone? It seems that among believers today when it comes to discussing God’s inerrant word,love has been jettisoned. “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another” 1 John 1:7. How is true fellowship possible when the brethren continue in constant disagreement and strife?

 

Why must Christ’s Church argue so? This unholy trend is not hard to see as we peruse various Christian websites and forums. The anger that persists in discussions among believers is very disheartening. At times the very hostility that once was relegated to the heartless, unbelieving, and lost world has now crept into the lives of many believers. “Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.” Mark 9:50.

 

We’re witnessing a chasm growing between Christians today; there are so many different Bible interpretations being promoted that without well studied parameters (context is everything) many can’t distinguish clear and concise teaching from the erroneous. This inability to distinguish truth leads many believers today to argue amongst themselves on subjects such as doctrine and interpretation even though they may be completely wrong.

 

I believe this absence of love among the brethren can more easily be attributed to being conformed to the world than to a lack of Bible knowledge. Love is the bridge that will span any chasm no matter how big. Where is our Christian love? Are we to conform to the world or to Christ? “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son” Romans 8:29. The image of Christ is not seen in all this bickering.

 

The world is only going to corrupt its inhabitants, that’s all unbelievers can expect from this fallen, sin-filledworld which they call their home. But believers don’t call planet earth home,we are only sojourners here and thus we should not become conformed to the world. Certainly we aren’t to have the same self-absorbed and prideful attitude as the unbelieving masses. If we allow the world to dilute our souls and corrupt our hearts and minds we will become as hateful and eventually just as loveless as many of those who have no hope. Then where does that leave our Christian witness?

 

God gives discernment to those who diligently seek His counsel; most believers know this to be so. There are those who will listen to a Bible teacher or a pastor and take everything they say as truth, never to be questioned. Are these teachers and pastors always correct? Not necessarily. In Acts 17:11 Luke tells us to search the scriptures daily to see if what we are being taught is truly following the scriptures (paraphrase mine). By searching the scriptures for ourselves we learn to rightly divide the word of God.

 

The problemand how it’s affecting the Church today stems from biblically illiterate Christians who only parrot what they’ve heard or been taught. Because many will believe the false teachers of the day they will argue a false doctrine to the exclusion of all else. And when these arguments get heated what emerges is bitterness and mistrust. Satan must be eating this stuff up.

 

It seems that believers are moving away from following Jesus’ commandment to love one another and beginning to embrace worldly debate as well as confrontation. Christians arebecoming conformed to this world. “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:2.

 

I am completely aware of the need for correction today in the Church. But all correction should be tied directly to brotherly love. I’m convinced that Paul addresses the occasional need for correction in 2 Timothy. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” 2 Timothy 3:16, 17. God’s word does the correcting when it is interpreted as His literal, inerrant word. We love one another and therefore we instruct and correct with loving convicted hearts. There is no room for contention and strife amongst believers.

 

As followers of Christ our words and our actions should emulate Christ. If we have a disagreement with a brother about a certain verse in the Bible or even doctrine,we should consider the ramifications of a prolonged and heated public argument on a forum, such as how others might be adversely influenced. Discussion is one thing but when the discussion turns heated something is out of whack. “He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.” 1 John 2:9. In a public setting,such as a Christian forum,we should never allow heated arguments to develop.

 

So to what may we contribute much of the bitterness and prideful attitudes being displayed today by believers? The very fact that believers are allowing some of the most depraved visual effects to permeate their minds these days is quite revealing. The more we are confronted with evil passing itself off as entertainment the more our minds will become influenced and guided toward darkness. Television and movies are both culpritsin guiding believers away from God. The internet has also become a huge influence in the lives of many believers and non-believers alike. Garbage in garbage out as the old saying goes. Although information is plentiful on the net it isn’t all edifying to the saints. We must beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing.

 

 

There’s always going to be disagreements along the lines of Bible interpretation andChristian doctrine. All of Christendom, for one reason or another, simply won’t agree. If we are truly born again then we are brothers and sisters in Christ and Jesus is watching our every move. He can’t be pleased with the current trend towards bickering which in most instances ends up in an attitude of bitterness aimed at others in His family.

 

“And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.”

1 John 3:23. John, twice in this verse, places the emphases on the fact that Jesus gave us a commandment, first that we should believe on His name and secondly we’re to love one another. We would do well to heed all His commandments.

 

Anytime we are in a discussion with anyone, love must never be replaced with anger. Anger will lead to hate. Jesus’ words come crashing down upon us whenever we forget one of His most basic tenets. “If ye love me, keep my commandments” John 14:15. Love one another.

 

Nothing constructive can be achieved through all the bickering and anger associated with believers debating different Bible interpretations. It will only lead to bitterness and that’s something no believer should allow into their hearts. Bitterness, hate, strife, confusion are all strongholds where the enemy will certainly take up residence.

 

As faithful believers we should always be prepared to take loving correction whenever it applies and even rebuke if applicable. But outright bitterness as an approach to one another in what started out as a simple discussion brings reproach on the Church as a whole. Arguing is wrong and divisive, and it might stumble a brother “He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.” 1 John 2:10. Even worse is how this constant arguing will send unbelievers scurrying for cover anywhere but to the side of a Christian. “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” Matthew 24:12.

 

Even in His Church? God forbid!

 

God bless you all,

Ron Graham

twotug@embarqmail.com

All scripture is from the KJV