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