A Study of God’s Church
What Must We Do to Be in His Church and what will It Look Like?
Rv.1:3Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand!
1st. order of business as always, the Lord tells us yet again to hear His Words of this Prophesy, and keep those things that are written therein! For the time is at hand! 1st. order of business as always, the Lord tells us yet again to hear His prophetic Words of things that must come to be, just as we are told, and we are to be doing it when He returns! Be a hearer and a doer of His word, Jm.2, faith without works is dead, just as we will be if we are found sleeping when He returns and finds us not working in His harvest fields!
2nd. Order of business is to have grace (God’s favour, but how are we to do this?) and peace (peace is where we have Love, for our Lord and saviour, because God is Love and in Love we find all truth and happiness by upholding His Will because all we do is Love Him as He loved us! This is how we find His Grace!) Because in love there can be no fear, if it is a true love of God, 1Jn.4:18There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. (Read 1Jn.4:1-21) We are to love then will we become perfect, Mt.5:48; 1Jn.4:16And 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. With this hope: Pr.10:12Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.
Grace from our Lord is the same as being continually tapped into His power and blessings. This is truly being in His favour! With man this is impossible but with God, all things are yours, being the children of God: How? The only way staying in His Will! Keep His Word first and repent for all known and even the unknown sins, believe me we have them: You are flesh aren’t you; the flesh wants what the flesh wants? The Spirit and the flesh war with each other every second, until you can rule over it! Ps.138:2: for you hast magnified they word above all they name. Is.42:21The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness’ sake; he will magnify the law (Word), and make it honourable.
3rd. To be kings and priests; Jesus hath made us to be, because we were bought by His blood and it is by His name we have received forgiveness of our sins, Ac.4:12; 2:38-40; Col.3:17, etc. in all things we do or say we do unto Him because He is our King and we are His servants to do His Will not ours! Mt12:46While 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.
4th. Order of business: We are to be in tribulations: We are constantly warring against our own lust of the flesh that our Spirit is in! We must take dominion over our own flesh or perish with this world of carnality and worldly desires; we are to walk not by sight but by faith in His Spirit in us leading us into His Will or we are none of His to begin with! And are lost still!!! We are to be last and God first. That God by faith will bring us to where He needs us to be! Spiritually and logistically! Jn.3:8The 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. No man has a greater love than that he would lay down his life for another! We die every day, our lives get shorter by nature every day, we draw one less breath till death comes; are we dying to our will or are we doing our Kings Work?! He has made those who have His Spirit, His kings and priests; are we doing our Kings Work gathering or are we scattering?! Lk.11:23He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth. Mt.12:30He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad. If we are not drawing with Him we scattereth with all them who are going to the Lake of Fire! He said learn of me, take my yoke; He came to give His life so that none should be lost! This makes it our job too! We are to give our lives for our brother and sisters bringing them to Christ, so none should perish! If we are not about our Father’s business like Jesus was when He was just 12 years old, we are not about His business are we? He was about His Father’s business when Joseph and Mary found Him in the Temple with the scribes and priest talking about the Word of God. After baptism of Water and Spirit this is our new job, to go out and to make disciples of all nations and preach this word to the whole world, and then the end will come! Mt.21:14; 24:35; 28:19-20. This is our job description after receiving His Spirit, anointing, and fire, Ps104:4 and Heb.1:7; Ro.12:1-21! We all have a testimony to share so we can all win souls. No matter where you fit in His Kingdom, be doing His Work in faith, believing when He comes or perish, Lk.18:7-8; His Words were given for this one reason, so that we can follow Him and have eternal life with Him, Jn.6:63! Feed My sheep and you still need to follow Me. How many of us are willing to give our all to do that? Mt.19:21.
5th. Order of business: We are to be just like Jesus and be long suffering Ro.2:4Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? Long suffering worketh to bring us into a mature faith. Lk.18:1-8; Jm.1:3-5; 2Pt1:1-12. How many of us is our Lord going to find doing all these things as one of His Apostles, 1 Cor.11:1-2; that we would face prison for our Lord’s Word and Work, Mt.5:10-12; Jn.15:18-21; 1Pt.4:12-14: We will, before we are called up in these last days! Did not Israel go through the first three plagues (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plagues_of_Egypt), after the Israelites suffered when the first original task was made more difficult, by having to gather straw as well as making the same amount of bricks?
The Lord will test those that are His to build a faith worthy of His worship! Just as Joshua, he lead the people out of the wilderness, they conquered Moab and Ammon for Gad and Rueben and half of the tribe of Manasseh. They built new homes, then all the men of war went with Joshua to Jordan, we see the Lord is honoring faithfulness. The Lord stopped the Jordan, Israel passed over Jordan they took up stones and made a memorial as a testament to the Lord’s greatness and His miracles, goodness, and His faithfulness as well as an alter to sacrifice to Him for all His wondrous works! Then the men gave themselves holy to the Lord with circumcision which would leave them vulnerable to their enemies if it had not been for the fear of the Lord that was put on all the nations around them by hearing (faith cometh by hearing) of all the great things that the Lord did work for Israel. The nations were beside themselves, all of them! Joshua held the Passover, so we see in a type of repentance, when they pledged themselves in circumcision with a flesh and blood oath. After the Baptism of water in passing through the Jordan (The Lord washed the sins of Egypt and the desert off them) they worshipped and held a ceremony that was commanded to be kept by all generations. After they prayed and worshipped what happened? God showed up, Jesus the Lord and Captain of Host (singular, for all are His, heaven and earth) Jesus shows up with His sword to do battle alongside and for His people! We know it was God because Joshua fell down and worshipped Him and He told Joshua to take off his shoes for he was in the presence of Holiness and on His ground. Joshua was in the presence of God Almighty, our Lord Jesus incarnate, because if it were just an angel, the angel would have told Joshua to get up (Deu.5:1-9 and Jn.16:28; see Rev.19:10 as well as Rev.22:9.).
Jesus has always been the mediator between God (the Holy Spirit Jn.4:24 and see Rev.4:8, if God is a Spirit and He is Holy and we are called to be Holy He must be the power of the Highest, Lk.1:35, beings He is omnipotent and the only Potentate, 1 Tm.6:13-16, for all scripture is about our God’s salvation, Jn.5:39-44, that cometh from God only!) and man 1Tm.3:16. That which is conceived, manifested, incarnated of the Holy Spirit, Jesus is the Father incarnate, who purchased us with His own blood, Ac.20:28, Jn.10:30 because the Father was in Him and He cometh from the Father, Ecc.12:7, Heb.12:9; that is the reason we will know Him no more according to the flesh! 2Cor.5:16 that when we see Him again we will see Him as He truly is, immortal flesh of man that has been manifested from the Holy Spirit; for this reason Jesus said to Mary woman what have I to do with thee. Jesus is totally God-man 1Tm.3:16, Spirit manifested in the flesh, Jn.4:24 God is a Spirit, there is but one good (perfect, blameless, Holy) Lk.18:18-27. The flesh profiteth nothing; it is the Holy Spirit which quickens all flesh, Eph.4:30. All the God head was in Him, Jesus our Christ and Saviour by which we are saved and we are complete in Him alone! God the Spirit (Jn.4:24) has made this Jesus both Lord and Christ, Ac.2:36 and LORD of ALL, Ac.10:36; 2Cor.5:17-21; Col.2:8-15. If you want to see the Father look no further than Jesus Himself (Jn.12:45); He said the Father and I are one (Jn10:30), the Father is in Me and I am in the Father and finally Jn.14:6-18: Which ends with Jesus in us, by the infilling of the Holy Ghost (Ro.8:9)! By His Spirit in us we are healed and become our Father’s Sons true Son’s of God Born Again! Jn.3:7 Bottom lines to all this is Ecc.12:13-14; Mal.3:6 & 16-18 which brings us back to Revelation of Jesus to St. John; And the church in chapters 1-3 of Rev. Let us look at Laodicea’s church in chapter 3, which teaches His church, that when we overcome the flesh and this world of wickedness, that we become jewels fit for His crown with a name written on it that only we will know, true diadems for His Crown, (The Pergamos church Rev.2:17; Mal.3:16-18)!
He truly is our Emmanuel (Mt.1:23), God with us because He, Jesus, is our God who is in us by the Holy Ghost, which is the Spirit of God our Jesus’ own Spirit by which we were purchased, Ac.20:28; Is.7:13-14! Jn.14:18; Is.9:6-7; Ro.8:1-9; therefore the children of God are called to mortify their flesh natures, Ro.8:13; that they may be found to be the true children of God! If we have not His Spirit in us we are none of His yet still! We will be known and show this by our fruits of Love because God is Love (1Jn.4:16And 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.)! Need we forget that God is longsuffering, Ro.2:4Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
We are to feed, cloth, and shelter the homeless, sinner and saint alike, Jms.1:27, we are not to repay evil with evil, Ro.12:21. We are that least of the seven churches till Jesus comes, to make His last church for a thousand years, that the first will be last and the last will be first. That will be the last day in creation (the 7th day) or age in Gen.1:2; the great day and age of rest, when we will reign with Him and rule right alongside with our Lord God in His creation; then this age will be completed (1Cor.15:23-28), then will God be all in all! For the Spirit is always first order from which all things come and are sustained, for the Father in me, He doeth the Works (Jn.14:10), for He is greater than I (Jn.14:28), The Spirit is always greater than the flesh and all things return to the Spirit from wince it came, Ecc.12:7, some to condemnation, some to everlasting life!
6th The true church of the living God will respect all of its members equally for we are not to be a respecter of persons Jm.2. For all prophecy, interpretation, and all the gifts of the Spirit are freely given to those who diligently seek Him; for the edification of the body, Mt.6:33 and Mt.7:7-8. All have an understanding by His Spirit and the Lord has given to men of different levels of faith by which, that man may prophesy and give interpretation of scripture so that the church of the living God may edify themselves by His direction, and not by man’s interference 1Jn.2:20 and verse 27. The servant to all will be the leader, the one who submits to God first and the Lord’s people, to feed the flock and follow the Lord in Word and Deed. With one calling to love all as Christ loved us and gave Himself for us; that is who will lead His church, who He appoints, the Lord’s anointed. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. If the leaders of the church fall, its members are to pick them up, their own fallen and help restore him, Jms.5:19-20, if they repent: So that none should be lost! Chastise, rebuke, but still love and make them to see the error of their ways, as which all members are held to, for the judgment of God will start with us first, 1Pt.4:17-19!
How are we to win souls to God if we keep not all His Commandments, Mt.5:18? Heaven and earth will pass away; 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. Mt24:35Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. Jesus’ church must keep all His commandments, Mt.5:19-20. His church will be Holy because He is Holy, be ye perfect for your Father which is in heaven is perfect, Mt.5:48, Gen.6:9; 17:1, Mal.3:6For I am the LORD, I change not; so His church must adhere to His doctrine and that of the apostles ONLY, for Jesus gave them alone the keys to heaven, they are not transferable it starts at Gen. and ends with Revelation of Jesus to St. John. Deu.4:2, Gal.1:8-9 and Rev.22:18-19. All that is needed to be His saint, apostle, and member of His congregation has already been given to us to follow, Jn.14:6! The path is narrow and the gate is straight by which Jesus already told His church how to come to Him, Jn.14:6, by Him and follow His life’s example; will His people come to be with Him: He is the gate that all must pass through before His sheep can dwell in His pasture, Jn.10:1-17. When we lay our lives down for Him and His Work as He did, Jn.4:34, with His own blood; have we resisted unto blood, Heb.12:4? He will restore to us our eternal peace that only He can give!
7th By His Word, which is our sword, we will overcome this flesh and this world and its natural wickedness of its ruler Satan, the prince of the air by upholding Truth in our lives, Mt.4:4; Lk.4:4. By His Word we have authority by the power of His Spirit to rebuke and have dominion of this world and its ruler! With Jesus’ authority we can condemn Satan to hell and order him to get thee behind the Lord’s elect, Mt.16:1-20! Mt.4:10. All members will have the same authority and equal vote and equal position in all matters. His church will be governed by prayer and fasting, and the leading of its members in the Holy Ghost; so without the evidence of the Holy Ghost and speaking in tongues, (you are not a Born Again (Jn.3:3-7) member of His church, Ac.2:1-4, Ac.11:15-18, for they have been found and confirmed with gifts of the Holy Spirit in them. See 1Cor.1:1-8.), and the discernment of the Holy Ghost, in His church members, of His church, given by Him, shall we rule and make decision! Thus the Title of His church will called “The Lord’s Way Church” or “The Lord’s Way Ministries”; we will be a church that will reach a lost world! While keeping ourselves spotless, we will start from the pulpit and alter from the front to the back doors, on into the city, county, and state; and then to all nations as the Lord will call us to evangelize. Not only by our trained ministers, but we will endeavor to help all to evangelize, we will help all to spread His Oneness Gospel, Deu.6:4, Mk.12:29, Hear ye this world, the Lord your God is one Lord! Is.43:10-14; Jn.8:24 & 58; Jn.10:30; 12:45; 17:3; 20:28; Ac.20:28.
8th That His church labors with patients and long suffering, mercy, and justly! It will shun sin and strife; no one will be allowed to covet anyone or anything for all will have the same position as ministers to the gospel of Jesus Christ and be held accountable to Him alone, Phil.2:10, we will test all proclaiming to be anything to see from which Spirit they are coming from, 1Jn.4:1-8, Ac.17:10-11: By judging them according to scripture to be our authority to all actions and decision regarding its members and Works. We will endeavor to keep to His Work until His return and faint not, till we hear His blessed Words; well done My good and faithful servants! His church will always remember to do the first things that brought His church to Him in the beginning, the first works, repent, and be baptized in His glorious name and keep the fire of His Spirit stoked up! With prayer and fasting continually!!! His church will be a prayer warrior church! With Love to all sinners as well as saints alike, (Mt.13:30Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.) His church will, as soon as the Spirit reveals sin to it; His church will rebuke it and repent of it, so that their prayers will not be hindered, Jms.5:16, or their prayers will be seen by their God as an abomination, Prov.15:8 and 28:9! Holding fast to what has been delivered to the church by the word of God! Jesus’ church will be an overcoming church! By our fruits we will be known, show forth fruits worthy of repentance, Mt.3:8-9 and Ac.26:19-20!
9th His church will not endeavor to be rich in material gains or money, it will be happy to give more than it receives, freely was it given by our Lord Jesus and freely given will it be distributed to all in need; and all things which the Lord has given to His church, in return His church will do likewise! Neither tribulation of man nor this world will keep us from our work, which He has given for us to do, until death of our flesh! Jesus gave His all, which is what He expects from His church, (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,(And the gospel’s sake Mk.8:34-38; Mt.12:30; Lk.11:23). 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. Rev.22:12.), when Jesus returns, His churches works will be judged, 1Pt.4:17-18! Let all His church members pray always that we will be found doing just that. Let us all be busy doing His work when He returns, 1Thes.5:1-28; 2Tm.3:16-17, with works of perfection, thoroughly prepared by the Holy Words of God to us, Jn.6:63, for it is our eternal life to all they of His Church! To teach those doctrines only, those that are given in His Holy Bible and to shun all word of men of this world and that of the Nicolaitans; as to common wives and all sexual indecencies, of any kind as described in the Holy Bible as concerning sodomy or man with man and woman with woman etc. Jm.4:17Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. Ro.14:1-(17-19)-23, see also Ro.15:1-4, for we are sanctified by the His Holy Spirit which is to lead us into all Truths so that we will know the right way in which to go, which will always agree with His written worlds to us! By our faith in the Lord will we be judged by our God and it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of an angry God and the all consuming fire of God’s presence, Heb.12:29, Phil.2:1-12. Every knee will bow before our creator, Phil.2:10. No member will cause another to fall by his own faith, we will be always mindful of the weaker vessels in His church, 2Tm.2:19-26. We are His vessels, 1Cor3:16-23; 2Cor.6:1-(*16, 17*)-18. What part of a His light has anything to do with darkness? We are His church set on top of a hill for all to see, we cannot be hid, Mt.5:14.
10th The Lord’s church will be as stated previously, with works, charities, and services that depend on our never quenching Faith, Patients, longsuffering!
This flesh and world will continue building our faith by trials and persecutions, for His name’s sake: Will His church submit to all adversities? It will, believing that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him with all our heart, mind, soul, and most of all, all our strength!
Rebuke any and all disputers of His sovereign word; Heb.13:8Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever; Mal.3:6For I am the LORD, I change not. This world will change to be more and more defiled, but God’s church will separate herself and keep her manner, that is to Jesus’ self same manners! We will not add to or take away from His divine truths set forth by His Holy Apostles, Prophets, and Holy Ghost filled men in His Holy Bible! His Word is irrefutable, He said it, He had it said, and He alone keeps it the living Word of salvation in His name, for His name and most importantly His person (singular Jehovah is Salvation): He has it said, for it was spoken out of the mouth of God, and He alone maintains that Word, that it will not be added to or taken away from without His curse being attached to it, Deu.4;2, Gal.1:8-9 and Rev.22;18-19! So His church will endeavor to attend to keep every dot and title intact; without falling away from it or its meaning, with all straight forwardness! He said it, so it is finished, He said it so it is settled for all eternity; whether the world or anyone else believes it or not, like the Lord said it all on the cross; it is finished! His Word has been said and done and it was nailed to His cross at Calvary! We live by His Word or perish by it! Simple you have two choices, you have eternal peace and happiness or eternal Hell and damnation where the worm dieth not and the Fire is never quenched your choice! His church will find the former! His church will be doing so with greater power, fire and charity in the latter days than the former days because of Him in His church working through those called, by faith believing, ever growing in Him (2Pt.3:18) and His love in them, Jm.4:8Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you! If we keep His commandments, He will draw Himself to us because He cannot lie, Jn.14:15, 18, and 21. He will dwell among those in His church, Mt.18:20, 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. Jesus’ prayer will be fulfilled in us; that the Will of the Father will be done in us: Mt.6:10-ffs; 18:1-35. By how His church deals with others is how it will be judged, forgive and it will be forgiven you, show mercy and it will be given in return, be an intercessory prayer warrior and God will show boundless forgiveness and blessing to his children. Faith with works produces larger and purer faith (Lk.18:1-18), which comes from a pure source that has been tested in the fires, seven times, untarnished and a polished faith, which will cause such a brilliant shine on our shields that nothing can stand before it! When the church puts on the whole armor of God, 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. 14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness (Fait & Love, 1Thes.5:8 =s a Pure Heart which is behind the breast plate armor: Protect your love for all hangs on it alone! 1Cor.13:1-13, Gal.5:14, Mt.22:37-40); 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. This is what we are to do!
We should preach this gospel boldly, with gentleness and all meekness, being able to teach all out of the Love of God for His lost sheep who have gone astray! Let His church help to bring home all prodigal sons of God! Knowing that the converting of a sinner will not only save that soul but cover a multitude of sins, Jm.5:19-20 and 1Pt.4:8And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. Jesus’ church will work mightily in His Grace (favours, works, and gifts of the Spirit), Heb.12:28Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: 29For our God is a consuming fire. 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. Jesus is the Kingdom of God the bright and Morning Star, Rev.22:16.
11th Jesus’ church will always be praying with a repented Spirit of a contrite heart for the unknown sins, that the Lord will continue to direct her path or the churches path and keep her foot sure and stedfast in His Doctrines, Truths, and Service to others! In this way His Work will not be hindered by spirit of pride, for it is He who builds the house, and does the Works therein, WHICH BRINGS THE INCREASE! Let all seek deeper Spiritual growth and revelation in the Holy Ghost by which all faith comes!
12th For His church will never ever without a doubt let this Holy Spirit die from among them, or its fire to be put out, by the troubles of this world or the flesh of man! The Spirit quickens, strengthens, and is the source to all knowledge, wisdom, and keeps her (His Church) stepping in a righteous path that leads to His gate by which it will pass into His Garden
Which is the Everlasting Kingdom, with free access to the living water and the tree of life. BY staying in His all powerful Word, the church not only heals, but is healed, and He alone protects His church, they are the apple of His eye, Ro.8:1-39! When His church walks by His Spirit then all things become possible!
His church will be just as Joshua, and serve only God, our Lord Jesus Christ, Josh.24:15 as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. By carrying out all of His statutes, precepts, testimonies, sayings, truths, and Commandments faithfully! We will pray constantly for Him to bring forth any hidden sins or wrong spirits in His church body as well as His members, in the field laboring for the harvest! That we may put the sin away from us, because His church knows that the Lord will not be partaking with our sin whatsoever! When sin is in His house there can be no blessing, signs, or miracles, according to His promise, because He will not be mocked! The only sin that is forgivable is the unintended or unintentional sin of ignorance, after we have been baptized in water and in His Spirit! All presumptuous sin will be handled knowing all we can expect is death, for sin is death and a fearful look from Him who judges a man’s heart and to heart of all matters! 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 comer’s 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,) 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. 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; 13From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. 14For by one offering he hath perfected forever 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 willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, 27But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. 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? 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 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. 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.
That the man of God draw not back into perdition, as the unwise servant did that Got cut asunder and cast into Outer Darkness, Mt.24:43But know this, that if the Goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. 44Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. 45Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? 46Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. 47Verily I say unto you: That he shall make him ruler over all his goods. 48But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; 49And shall begin to smite his fellowservant, 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.
In Love this could never happen to anyone who searches his heart at all times making sure he does one thing correctly, to Love the Lord with all his might, spirit, soul, and mind and all that he has! : For when man does this his works and fruit bear witness that this man or church has laid up in store a bountiful storehouse of blessings and treasures, stored up for them in heaven! God’s Words will never fail and neither can a true saint of God, when that saint has done all that he can to stay in the Father’s Will!
We are as well gone home already for our Lord doth fight for us! If we show ourselves true to His Word; we must keep zealously after His Word, as not to forget one thing, or how shall we enter into His presence and His rest when we have not kept the fire burning, not kept the faith growing, and not the first things done? : That we have obtained in faith, believing when we had a fire burning our souls and no longer can get excited being in His presence; speaking in tongues and interpretations and working In the Holy Spirit, we are in His presence when this is going on saints of God: Where two or more are gathered in My name I will be amongst them, Mt.18:20! What’s next after the camp fire goes out? Nothing but total darkness, stay in Jesus Christ and in His light or perish into total Utter Darkness that is a compression darkness that will squeeze so tight you will never be able to be released and you will cry out in such a great measure of misery most Eternal as you feel yourself being expelled out from every cell of your body and every orifice! Then again you could have presumptuous sin and head for the Lake of Fire with no coast lines, forever burning, in the hideous acid of sulfur, brimstones ground up to a paste the pulls you down and then brings you up in a bubble back up to the top to do this over and over forever, but you will get to have a pet, it is a worm that dieth not, that will play with you forever eating on you with jagged teeth because you keep pulling on its ears trying to keep from going down again! Forever playing this endless game! All the while knowing you could have stayed in His eternal blessing, but thought oh God won’t care if I sin one more time because it’s all under grace right? The only ones that have grace imputed upon them are those who live righteously according to His will; that is why His Word says be ye Holy for I am Holy, be ye Perfect for I am Perfect, and unless our Righteousness exceeds that of His children, the Priest and scribes: Where do you expect to go? His Word is What He is and we are to be Like Him if we have His Spirit in us, without sin, 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! Jn.8:11She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her: Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more. His Law, all scripture, and 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. All scripture was given to make us perfect so that we could become like Him and dwell with Him forever, and it starts down here, this is our training grounds! We either make the team down here or perish forever in the Lake with no shores, the bottomless pit of Hell!
But we are not to be those who slide back into perdition so once saved always saved is a false doctrine! We need to test our lives up against His Word not this forsaken going to Hell’s World’s words, Mt.6:24No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon (World and the Flesh). 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. There is but one way to the Father and Jesus and His way is it, that is why He said learn of Me and Follow Me, Jn14:6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. In Word and Deed are ye a doer of the Word? : Jm.2:26For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. Falling back into perdition is just as possible, just as soon as we follow after our will instead of His Will; Achan in Joshua was just as saved as all the rest of Israel after they went across the Jordan, and were circumcised, and attended the feast of Passover and the sacrifices for a peace offering as well as the rest! But Achan saw the detestable things that were accursed by God, and was succumbed by desires of the eyes and he gave into greed and desires of the flesh; Sin brings with it more sin and it just keeps growing until you have a hardened heart and are unable to see sin, and start making up all kinds of interpretations of scripture to fulfill the lusts of the flesh! Mt.5:13Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt has 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. So you see you can lose your salvation just as soon as your, will, pride, and self confidence overcome your Holy Ghost fear of Him!
Without the fire of the Holy Ghost we start losing the fear and awesome respect our God deserves! What happens after the fire goes out but total darkness: Without His Fire burning in us, we have no light and fall back into perdition; otherwise those scriptures would not have been put in His Holy Bible! If once we were saved; as many preach that once saved, we are always saved then why did Jesus tell them to go and sin no more, unless they could indeed sin again! And I know what the worst thing is that will come upon them and as well as all those who put their will before our Father’s! This is the form of adultery that was being talked about such as idolatry, false doctrines, pride, fear, hate against your brother, even your enemy is wrong, bless them who despitefully use you, and let the Lord work His own vengeances! Turn the cheek! If they take your shirt; give him your coat too! This you can do if you are full of His Love, even unto death, while you forgive them at the same time, Ac.7:60!
I think even Spurgeon’s (Which was a Trinitarian, and will hear Jesus say to him, “What part of the Father and I are One didn’t you get?” (Deu.6:4; Mk.12:29; Jn.10:30; 12:45 etc.) Just prior to going to Hell, sounds harsh doesn’t it; before you condemn me look to Jn.8:24) would have said it about like this: What could be worse than losing one’s life, whether by a suffering disease or by lapidating (stoning to death), but methinketh that it would to be most fearful to fall into the “Hands of an Angry God” (Jonathan Edwards)! Mt.10:28; Lk.12:1In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. 2For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. 3Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light (Mt.12:36-37; Ro.3:4-8); and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops. 4And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. 5But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him. 6Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? 7But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows. 8Also I say unto you, whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God: 9But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God. 10And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven. 11And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: 12For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say. Those who take His Word to none effect are blasphemy His Word, the Holy Ghost has given the Word (2Pt.1:19-21, that is the Sprit of Jesus Christ in them, 1 Pt.1:9-11) and the word was made flesh (Jn.1:1-14), and if we keep not His every Word in our heart, we blasphemy His Word with our actions and put our will above His Will, which is His Word! We will die the death but since we live in the age of grace and God is longsuffering, that maybe by His goodness you will come to repentance, Ro.2:4: He will hold off the death penalty while we live; unless He has had enough! And then all is for nought, you are lose most assuredly, in this life time and the next! It is by the Holy Ghost that we learn what is expected of us! For anything that is bound to earth is going to perish and pass away in His presence! This is why His Church and people are bound to Him, the Holy Spirit’s Word, and if we violate His Word We Blasphemy the Spirit of Truth, Grace, and His Will and are going to be forever lost! Repent turn ye to the Lord Jesus Christ, Be Baptized in His Name and be Born Again of His Spirit and Live forever in His Presence! : Or be cast out into the Lake of Fire reserved for all those who put their will over His and commit the unforgiveable Sin in this Lifetime and the Next!
The Lord only listens to one prayer a sinner will pray and that is for forgiveness; all other prayers are an ABOMINATION TO HIM, Pr.15:8The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight. Pr.28:9He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination. And those who preaching another gospel are these, 10Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: 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. We can’t add to this word or take away from it, or go to the right hand or the left, stay in His (NARROW) path and receive His grace which is Eternal Peace in His House where your mansion (Heart: we are His Temples) is supposed to be, Mt.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, (Why, What did Jesus mean here is it possible He was saying He is God? Jn.1:1-14). 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, (I Am) the truth, and (I Am) the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me! (Jn.14:7-9) When you have seen Jesus you have seen the Father, for they are one in the same, Jn.10:30, Jesus is the I Am that was before Abraham, Jn.8:58!
Last thoughts and I will be done; if we are ashamed of Him and His Word, He will be ashamed of us, (Mk.8:38; Lk.9:26): When He comes to bring His kingdom into the presence of all people! We show our devotion to Him by keeping His Word, present in our lives (This is true Worship when our daily lives become our worship in word and deed (Col.3:17), staying in the Spirit in Unity of Faith! Lk.18:8), for a witness to this world by words and our conduct! We either present ourselves as living sacrifices unto God most High or perish. We either present ourselves as Godly, with a Godly Holiness and Godly Righteousness or He is going to be ashamed of us and cast us all off just as He would an unbeliever and all hypocrites! We are held to a Godly Standard not a worldly standard!
We must eat and sleep in this truth, therefore we must walk, talk, and live in this truth or we are hypocrites. No one can read Matthew chapter 23 without knowing that judgment is going to fall hard on all hypocrisy and all those who deceive themselves and believe a lie of their own vain imaginations, 1Jn.5:21. That we are saved by grace and faith alone, it takes all scripture working in our lives to be able come to Jesus, His way! He left nothing undone so neither shall His people! For truly His people have overcome this flesh and this materialistic world of pride and carnality: That believes the more you have, that the more the Lord is blessing you! Be it known that the more you have here on earth, the more you have to worry about losing it and keeping it: Which takes time away from following Him. The more you have, the more you are going to be cursed; being bound to serve mammon more then God: You cannot serve both! You are only fooling yourself all by yourself. God sees your heart, you can say what you want, but the more stuff you have just ties you tighter and binds you ever so tightly to this world: Whether it be Son, Daughter, Wife, Car, Boat, Truck or Money; if we have but one thing between Him and us it was one thing too many!
As for me and my house we will serve the Lord and Him only! “Come Follow Me”, Jesus said, that is what it is going to take to come to Him, making disciples of all people and nations! If we are not about His Work when He returns, then He will know that we have no faith, (Lk.18:8), and without faith it is impossible to please Him: So take a big flying leap, and guess, where those THAT HAVE NO FAITH OR WORKS are headed, it has everything to do with gnashing of teeth! What more can be said, But REPENT!!!! SEEK YE THE LORD AND BE YE SAVED!!!!
Lords Way Ministries 1Tm.3:16 & 6:11-21
Gal.4:16Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?
~ Even so, if I be persecuted for His sake, I find myself in good company, in the company of the Elect! ~
(Isaiah59:1-21) The Lord will always have a prophet, for His generation, (Rev.19:10)
Ecc.12:10-14; Is.55:1-13; Mal.3:16-18
Gary L. Boyett, Tuesday, July 03, 2012