A study of Holiness, Righteousness, Godliness, Backsliding,
Salvation & Oneness
The Lord led me to start with 1Peter1:14As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: 15But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; 16Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. 17And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear: 18Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: 20Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, 21Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God. 22Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: 23Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever. 24For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away (all corruptible flesh will pass away, dust from which we came, unto dust we will return, Gen.1:19): 25But the word of the Lord endureth forever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
The Lord has given us a calling if we have been truly baptized in His Spirit; just as those God chose thousands of years ago. God changes not, Lev.11:44For I am the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 45For I am the LORD that bringeth you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy. 46This is the law of the beasts, and of the fowl, and of every living creature that moveth in the waters, and of every creature that creepeth upon the earth: 47To make a difference between the unclean and the clean, and between the beast that may be eaten and the beast that may not be eaten. The Lord expects the same from His people today as well as back then. We are to submit to our living God with fear: for to fall into the hands of the living God is going to be a fearful thing; Heb.10: 31It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
Lev.11:44 leads us to Ex.6:7 where we see that we must be in His righteousness; 7And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians: As well as the burdens of this carnal world that we live in.
Now this leads us to Lev22:31Therefore shall ye keep my commandments, and do them: I am the LORD. 32Neither shall ye profane my holy name; but I will be hallowed among the children of Israel: I am the LORD which hallow (make you holy, without the Lord we have no Holiness, man on his own can have no holiness unless he walks with God) you; 33That brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am the LORD. In order for His people to be holy we need to have Him hallow us; we cannot do it ourselves all by ourselves without His presence in us. It takes the Lord’s holy operations to make His people holy!
We see in verse 44 (A) of Lev. That we are to sanctify ourselves, (B of the same verse) regards to Holiness now this sends us to Ex.19:6And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel. Lev.19:2Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy. Lev.20:7Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the LORD your God. As well as verse 26And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed (we must have some separation between God’s people and the world we are to be set apart for His use) you from other people, that ye should be mine. We see after chasing these scriptures that they send us to Amos3:3Can two walk together, except (separated and together with the Lord) they be agreed? Can we indeed be part of the Lord’s church unless we agree to be His? Matt 5: 48Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. 1Thes.4:7For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. We are back to where we started at 1Peter. On the holiness issue, looks to me like we had better get Holy; with the Lord leading in our lives and stay that way!
Rev22: 11He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. This is used to connect the two verses from which I am drawing into a new subject which needs to be built on that will end up being the adverb to a subject of a verb which is to be work. When we work out our righteousness and holiness when we are to work out our salvation, Philp.2:12Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence; work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
If we truly have the Spirit of God in us, Rom.8:9But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if any man has not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. 1Cor6:17But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. When we talk about having God’s Spirit in us; if we have not the Spirit of Jesus Christ we are none of God’s, because when we read this verse Paul is showing us when we have one we have the other because they are one in the same!! God is still Spirit and Jesus Christ forever! 1Tim3:16And 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. Col2:8Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. 9For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 10And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: 12Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. & 17Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ. But the body is of Christ so we must keep our bodies unto Jesus for His Spirit to work in us by the operations of God’s Spirit in Jesus working through or in us. Our bodies are not our own but have been bought at a great price, this is why our bodies are to be holy for they are the vessel of His Spirit in us. 1Cor.3:16Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 17If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. 18Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. 19For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. We are His to do with at His good will. 1Cor6:19What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. These are not miscellaneous words in some book these are words direct from our Lord, God our Saviour Jesus Christ himself. Romans12:1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. We cannot be in the Lord’s way and be in this world’s doctrines at the same time!
Lev.11:44: I will take you for a people, and I will be to you a God. Lev.22: 31Therefore shall ye keep my commandments, and do them: I am the LORD. 32Neither shall ye profane my holy name; but I will be hallowed among the children of Israel: I am the LORD which hallow you, 33That brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am the LORD: And we are to keep His commandments! First and foremost to be His people today tomorrow and forever after, just like in the days of old we are to do this today as well! God changes not! Mal.3: 6For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. Neither are we because God is long suffering but our redemption draweth near!
Therefore we are not consumed if your salvation rests on Jesus Christ because no one comes to the Father but through Me (Jesus) John14:6-9; John10:30; John20:28.
Lev11:44 tells us to look at Lev.25:38, this should be about sanctification (being one of God’s children set apart) or turning to God for our salvation. God declares to be our God but you see this is still a freewill offering of yourself. God will be your God but you have to accept Him as your God and submit to Him; and His authority as your God! This cannot be done unless you have faith, the forty years in the desert was doing just that, teaching the Israelites how to have faith in their God, just like today we need to be trained how to have faith in our God; and this comes by patients; James1:1-27 teaches the Lord’s people how to operate in the Spirit with the ending verse on the simplicity of keeping ones salvation; to keep yourself unspotted from this world that is around you, that is trying it’s best to soil what God has joined together, you see this repentance is in fact a marriage contract between you and God; you coming out of the world sanctifying yourself to God and then it’s Satan who tries to put asunder. John20:28And Thomas answered and said unto him, My LORD and my God.29Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. 30And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: 31But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name. So that we may believe because our faith rest on things not seen!!
We see here that Thomas had to see to believe but blessed are those who have not seen and believe; this is how we build our faith muscles by believing His word. How are they going to believe unless it is preached Rom.10: 14How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? 15And how shall they preach, except they be sent? As it is written, how beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! 16But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? This is what is wrong today no one wants to believe our report! This is the reason we must always build on Christ Jesus because he is the corner stone on which His Church of the living God is built on and each of us are to build on it, we are all to turn into master builders, some are architects, some engineers, some carpenters, some plumbers, and on and on it keeps going we are all to build up the church in our own way: This is the reason why we can never be stagnant and stop growing in the Lord; Once you do the church stops growing too 1Cor3:1-23. Read vs.8-14! We must be constantly building onto His church, adding souls to it!
Let us move back to Lev.11:44 this verse we see in the footnotes that it send us to Lev.26:45 again this is to sanctify ourselves to our living God, the only salvation unto His people. Isa48: 17Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go; There is only one God the redeemer and our salvation depends on Him alone, this is Jesus in the Spirit speaking here: Refer to Zech.12: 10And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. Jesus is God in the flesh, God in the Spirit is reliving something that has not even happened yet, and sees it as though He is living it right then and there. If God and Jesus were two persons God would have told Zachariah to say look on Him who they have pierced. Finally God said He would not give His glory to another, and yet we see Jesus has His glory at transfiguration, so they have to be one in the same, this is the reason John who was one of the three that went to the transfiguration the day with Peter and James saw the Lord in His real dimensions’, for this reason the last verse in 1John5: 18We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not. 19And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. 20And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
Looking back at Lev.22:42-46 we see that even when God’s children sin and return with a REPENTANT heart; God is sure (faithful) to forgive to the uttermost to forgive because of His righteousness sake, not ours but His! So how much more are we to be the righteous-ness of God in us? If you do not abhor sin in your life, as our God does, than how can you profess His Spirit in you!!? I refer you to 1John5:18 these are commandments from the Holy Spirit written by His apostles to you and I! 2Tim3:16, 17: unless our righteousness exceeds that of the Pharisees we shall not enter into His Kingdom. Also I refer you to 1Peter4:18And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? (I know where!) Without the Holy Spirit in our lives working daily, hourly, and every minute and every second, we are doomed without His righteousness, Holiness, and perfectness in us, leading our way!! No man can do this on His own without God in him, no one is perfect enough for God because of the inherited sin of Adam, and therefore we all must come to the cross!! Matt5:20; we see here this is going to require works; faith alone is nothing but faith, if you were baptized in the father son and holy ghost you have not put on the name of Jesus or His blood of remission for your sins, the power is in the name of God; by actually invoking the name aloud in a verbal voice we activate the promise, in faith believing! We see this in James2:1- 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 righteous-ness: 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. All I can say is get busy!! Phil.2:11-13For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. So if God is working in you then you have access to all the gifts of God if you only believe in Him to finish a good work in which He started; if we glorify God He will glorify His children and confirm His presence in them. Never let anyone tell you the power of the gifts are not present in this age any longer, they are for those who have faith enough to stand in God’s presence and confirm their faith in public, who are stepping out in true faith believing in miracles, prophesying, laying on of hands, etc, I never read anywhere in His Holy Bible I will give these things for awhile and take them back, what Jesus said was while it is still light He must be about His Father’s work, soon the night or darkness will come and no man may do a work, but what he was referring to was after the rapture; when the Holy Spirit in all His children or the church of Christ, will be removed, for the revealing of the Antichrist.
Now let us return to the lesson at hand: Returning to our study of Righteousness and Holiness:
Lev.11:44 part B of the verse sends us to look for holiness; for without it, it is impossible to please God and to have a relationship with Him: Because God changes not and He said to be holy for I am holy; Exo.19:6 and you shall be unto Me a Holy nation; God said and I quote “And ye shall be unto Me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation.” Need I remind you yet again that God changes not? He requires the same today as He did yesterday. Jesus said I came not to change one dot or title of the word of God; but to fulfil all prophesy (scripture). Jesus said My words shall not pass away, the earth and the heavens will but His word will not, refer to Psa.102:25-28; Isa.51:6-8; Matt.24:35; Mark-13:31; Luke21:33; See when Jesus said His words will never pass away it was because He is God and God’s words cannot come back void they will accomplish what He sent them forth to do! John12:45And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me. Short and sweet they are one in the same, ONE PERSON!!! Isa.45:22- 22Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. 23I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear. 24Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed. 25In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory. Isa.55:6Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: 7Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. 8For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 9For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. 10For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: 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.
Let us resume with the works part of our faith: refer to Matt.5:16Let 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: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. If anyone is teaching or preaching anything but commandments, statutes, judg-ments, and sayings they are going to be the least on the day of judgment and I would not want to be standing in the vicinity of them when the Lord brings them into His presence; for I feel it is going to get really hot around them in His presence, you know when people start whining and gnashing of teeth!
The only grace we have in this age is that the Lord is holding off judgment for whosoever will that will receive Him; this is the grace that He is allowing our hearts to find our saviour, and that is all grace is about, opening a blind eye, and softening a hardened heart so it can become a healed heart, by your strips Lord we are healed!! (Romans2: 4Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?) This is the grace! Not to do anything you want and it will be over looked, whoever believes this kind of preaching is going to be sorry when the day of the Lord comes. Sweet Jesus; please open our eyes so that we may see!!
Let us return to our pursuit of Holiness from the scripture of Lev.11:44 we see to look to Lev.19:2; 20:7, 26. Lev.19:2 simply put; states it again; we see God saying for His people to be holy because He is Holy: Leviticus 19:1And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 2Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy. We next look to 20:7Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the LORD your God. 8And ye shall keep my statutes, and do them: I am the LORD which sanctify you: And verse 26; 26And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine. This means come out from among the filth of this world; to separate yourself, to lead others in the way of our Lord and saviour! He is coming for a NATION of people who have overcome this world, Rev.2; 3 He said for I am the Lord your God. This is a commandment of God. If we have one unholy thing in our lives we must remove it to be with our Lord, it is a God given commandment! A heaven and hell issue! Oh Lord cleanse us of our sins Lord Jesus; take away all our sins so that we may be enlightened by your words Lord for they are the works of thy hand to bring us to you; 2Tim3:16, 17 is given for one reason for our redemption and we must work out our salvation; by every word that proceedeth from His mouth, man does not live by bread alone, but by every written word of thy Holy Bible: For it is life everlasting; his words will never pass away and neither will His requirements!!! Now let us look at 20:6 of this same chapter and ye shall be holy unto me: for I am holy, and have severed you from all people, that you should be mine. This is another requirement of God’s people to be separated from this carnal world and their worldly life styles of a people who are lost that are on the face of His planet. If we are getting alone with the rest of this world and you look just like everyone else, that is doing sinful, lust full, and self indulgent things, then you have not denied yourself or picked up His cross, and there is in fact no separation, or repentances of which can bear fruit worthy of repentances spoken of by John the Baptist, and you have not given up this carnal flesh, and you are not walking in the Spirit. We are to be set apart, community of Godly priests, righteous, holy, sanctified Godly people to be His children, this is another heaven and hell issue!! We are called to come out from among the heathen world of carnality! John14:15!!
Lev.11:44 sends us to Amos3:3Can two walk together, except (this is not an error, for we must be apart from this world to be agreed with God) they be agreed? We cannot be God’s unless we agree with Him and keep His commandments, saying, statutes, judgments and so on, if it is in this Bible it is a heaven or hell issue, Matt.4:4 from Deu.8:3 to Luke4:4 coincidences, I think not! We can see how this fits perfectly with our subject matter! God will not have fellowship with a people that are unholy; for our text or the context of these passages of God are showing us why He has punished Israel for not walking in his ways, “Can two walk together unless they are agreed”? This is showing action here we are to work at our salvation we are to work at our relationship with our Lord just like a marriage; if we get a divorce on this one we will die, because Satan will be your new husband!!
This marriage to God requires commitment, involvement, and hard work, no one said it would be easy, Matt.7:13-14; Luke13:24-30, Jesus said to take on His yoke upon us for it was not going to be heavy, which it is not if you have His Spirit in you; otherwise you will never stand the pressure, refer to John3:5, 6.
Unless we are agreed, in other words be like God and act like it, we are to be Son’s of God refer to Matt5:48; and 1John3:1-10, if we do not pick up our cross and have a burden and a love of our brothers and share this glorious word we are none of His. When His Spirit comes upon you , you cannot but love all of mankind, because God is Love, and He wants that none should perish, this is commandment time again, Matt28:19-20 go and make disciples of all nations!! This means whoever reads His word and believes, this means you too if indeed you believe!!
Oh how I wish I could get his word to the whole world, so that they may be saved and be with our Lord forever!! Now let us return to our lesson; we see that as we study Lev.11:44 we find ourselves at Matt5:48. In the New Testament showing us yet again that we are to be perfect, this requires action to take place, so faith alone saves no one, it takes a committed individual to consecrate themselves to God and only Him and to fulfill His will, in other words keep His commandments, and this cannot be done without action! The Be -attitudes in Matt 5 are just that, we are to be His words, these are all commandments!! It ends up with a climax, yet most feel it is an impossible requirement such as in verse 48 it says for us to be perfect; which is impossible with man, but God has a way that no man has, with God all things are possible, this is why we need His Spirit in us and to be just what the scripture says, born again in the Spirit of God, then all things are possible to those who believe because He told us to, and if we do then, He will confirm it in His children, this is what we must preach in these latter days, of His Spirit being poured out spoken of in Joel2:28. The Lord has not lost any of His power and neither has His people who are truly filled with His Spirit!!! James3:17But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. 18And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace. Gods’ power and ways change not; it is this world who is trying to take away our faith so that His Spirit cannot work in His children, the true Son’s of God!
Matt5:48 are Jesus’ very own words; these are commandments, so that if He spoke them they must be obtainable! “Be ye therefore (now and forever) perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect”: Because Jesus and the Father are one in the same refer to John10:30 and John12: 45And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me.46I am come a light into the world (Gen.1:4, God separated good from evil), that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness (Evil).
How long are you going to lay around in the darkness before you learn who Jesus really is John8:23And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. 24I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he (God), ye shall die in your sins. Don’t be like the Samaritan woman in John4:22Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. 23But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24God is a Spirit (The one and only Holy Spirit Himself, God): and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth (The Comforter, John14:26 refer to John10:30 for they are one in the same, made flesh in Jesus 1Tim3:16.).
I’m sorry I have to do a little preaching here: We see up to this point God has a set of para-meters, for His people to walk in! This is not our way but God’s way; walk therein live or die!! Jesus and God both one in the same; say and to do one thing! Jesus is the manifestation of God in the flesh refer to 1Tim3:16 and John8:24; Look at 2Cor4:3But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 4In whom the god of this world hath blinded (Satan is the god of this world of sin) the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. 5For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord (God); and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness (Gen1:4 Jesus in the mind of God before the foundations of the world, John17:1-10 Jesus’ prayer to the Holy Ghost (God) climaxes at the revelation in 11And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father (The Holy Ghost), keep through thine own name (Lord Jesus His name) those whom thou hast given me, that they may be (one), as we are. (One) Jesus and God which is called the Father a title of God not another person but the Holy Spirit Himself in Jesus are manifested as ONE (GodMan) now in the flesh which was given by the seed of man through Mary, Gen.3:15 the promise that was given to Abraham in Gen.) hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 7But we have this treasure (The Holy Spirit which is Christ Jesus, Rom.8:9 & John14:18) in earthen vessels, that the Excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us (John3:5-7).
If you fail to see this point as well as the point that there is going to be one church, one people; the overcomers’ who have made themselves ready, refer to Rev.2:3, 22. Jesus will make them a pillar of His temple with their new names on a stone which He will give them that no one will know but Him that receives it, and whoever they will let it be known too, Rev2:17He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches (sayeth to all the churches on the seven continents, for each continent will have one church of the living God on it, just one with Jesus Christ’s name on it); To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it. & Rev3:12Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name (for they are one in the same): And we will be forever in His presence! We will receive the bright and “Morning Star” that is referred to in Rev.2:28 we see who the bright and morning start is in Rev.22:16I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. If we do not learn how to, worship, walk, talk, and do as our Lord Jesus requires us to then we will perish! We have one chance to get this right and that is happening right now as I speak, this is in fact the testing grounds of our faith! His Holy Scripture is given for one reason, so that none should perish and be lost, God in the flesh came and died on the cross because His Spirit the essence of which He is can never die, so He had to become flesh, for His curse established a commandment that blood had to be shed for sin, death is required for sin, the blood of a perfectly sinless sacrifice (just some of the operations of God), this is the reason man was allowed to use animals for his sin sacrifices because they knew not right from wrong. Adam and Eve made themselves little loin clothes out of plants, that is how they tried to clean and hide themselves and to hide their shame from being seen before our God, this is the way modern man and this emerging church of the modern era think just like Adam and Eve think as well, they fall short of the glory in which it takes to come to know Him, for God made Adam and Eve coats (from an animal sacrifices) (tunics, robes as in full length, down the arms to the wrists to below the knees, you see God requires much more than man ever thought of when it comes to morality in covering up the flesh, need I remind any of you that God changes not so why has His so called churches?). The only one who made the commandment can come and take away its curse and create a salvation plan that was acceptable to Him who gave of Himself so that His creation could come to know Him and be with Him, only if they understand and come to know who He is and what His name is!! Only a supernatural sacrifice could take away a supernatural curse that required death of the sinner, and who had the power to raise Himself again from the grave could put the curse of death away forever! (John10:17-18 & 1Cor.15:55-57 if we keep: 58Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. Refer to Matt.10:39; 16:25; Luk.9:24 and Mark8:35,36For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? These are life or death issues don’t let Satan deceive you; your soul needs wisdom and true fear of the Lord to survive this world!)
This is the covenant, that all are to die once for sin, but unless you receive power from the baptism of the Holy Ghost John3:5 you are still lost. There is one requirement (I call the three R’s Repentance (Matt.4:17; Mark1:15 etc.), Remission of sin at baptism (John3:3, 5; Acts2:38 etc.) and Reborn again in the Holy Ghost Acts2:39; 4:12; etc.) and that is confess your sins to the Lord your God (Jesus), that sin is to be removed by His blood, to cover them and to be buried with Him in His name in the ground (water baptism by immersion, the method described in Acts2:38, by Peter who had the keys to heaven given to him from Jesus, for there is only one Baptism Eph.4:5.) and die to sin, and to be reborn again in the Spirit! Speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, Acts2:3-7 only if you are baptized in Jesus name Acts2:38 because of Acts4:12 we see that no other name given can give remission of sins!! The power is in the name that is above all names!! Col.3:17And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him (for they are all one in the same).
There is no other name by which we must be saved refer to John3:16 and then we are to go about doing God’s work and making disciples of all nations; if we are not about His work when He returns we will perish! Those who do not pick up their cross but still (you can have all the religion in the world and be lost; Matt.7:13-27; Matt.10:28-42; Matt.11:27-30; boils down to this Matt.12:50 unless we do the will of the Lord we are all but lost (yes Hell is still hell, it too is still too Hot Deep and Wide to ever escape from, it too has not changed it is just like God also, it changes not, where the WORM DIETH NOT, AND THE FIRE IN NOT QUENCHED, Mark9:44-50 all because we do not know who God is and what His name is and His will for us!) and we will hear these words in Matt7:23 and then look out for the wrath of God, this does not sound like a walk on the beach to me, look at Matt24:50-51, Oh the foolishnesses of man!!) follow Him are not worthy of Him, because they have not kept all His commandments! John14:15 and John15:14 coincidences I think not, but we all must keep John14:23 or be lost! Jesus said “My mother, my brother, my sister, are these who do my commandments”, Matt.12:49-50 Mark3:33-35 and then Matt.10:34-39. If we do not lose our lives fulfilling His commandments then we are not worthy of Him and we will perish because whoever is ashamed of Him He will be ashamed of us, Matt.10:28 and 32-33. Fear the Lord your God and do His will or perish in the Lake of Fire!!
Lev11:44 still sends us to further scripture about holiness 1Thes.4:7For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. 1Peter1:15But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; 16Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
When we let our fleshly nature rear his ugly head in our lives and yet we take our requests before the Lord; we are putting the Lord second behind our wants and desires and we have just demoted Him from where His natural place is; and that is being the creator and us the created; which is the natural order of things refer to Ecc.12: 13Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil. If Satan ever tells you that we can do whatever we want and it will be covered by God’s grace, you had better read James1:12Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. 13Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth (eth on the ending means continually) he any man: 14But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. 15Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. 16Do not err, my beloved brethren. Our Lord will test us to prove our faith to see whether we will follow Him, Deu.13:3Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth (test) you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. How are we to know whether we are being tested or not, unless we know the Lord and His words by understanding and rereading continuously His scriptures and knowing them by heart; what the Lord has truly said? Because God does not tempt us we do that all by ourselves with Satan’s help, James4:17Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
The Lord will test His children to whether they are His or not and to prove your faith to make it stronger. We have two choices live or die one or the other! Those who preach or teach to follow all of His commandments will be great in His kingdom, but woe, to them who do otherwise for they will be the least of the kingdom of God. It would be better for a mill-stone to be tied around their necks and they drown in the ocean before you hurt one of these little ones, all of God’s children; all people are His little ones no matter their age! When anyone comes with a doctrine that is not of the Lord they will be the least, their new home will be the Lake of Fire refer to Gal.1:8-9 and Rev.22:18-19 also Deu.4:2Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you. Deu.17: 12And the man that will do presumptuously, and will not hearken unto the priest that standeth to minister there before the LORD thy God, or unto the judge, even that man shall die: and thou shalt put away the evil from Israel.13And all the people shall hear, and fear, and do no more presumptuously. God is serious about His word, His holiness, His righteousness, and being perfect, so should His children without fail, these are life and eternal death issues!!
We are to remain His and to put away evil and to shun it with everything that is in us. We are to remove it from God’s people and to remove all appearances of evil 1Thes.5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil. Matt5:19-20 these are commandments refer to 1Thes5:23-28 we are to pray for each other and to make intercessory prayer for and to take on each other’s; trials, joys, pain and sorrow, as well as happiness; and the work of God’s people to stay in the way, this is our job, if you truly believe in His word 1Tim4: 11These things command and teach.12Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.13Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.14Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. 15Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.16Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
Last reference for Lev.11:44 is [Rev.22.11, 14] these marks mean that these verses have direct affiliation to the verses previously stated in the source verse. Those that are of God will incline their ear to what is being said and search it out diligently. He that is unjust let him be unjust still: and he that is filthy let him be filthy still: he that is righteous let him be righteous still: him that is holy let him be holy still. The next is the verse I like even better still; in 12 and; behold I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. Don’t tell me you can do as you want and all will be forgiven you: repent means turning from the direction from which you came, to turn away from sin from which all men are in until they receive salvation, and have become born again, Gal.6: 8For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. 7Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for what-soever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. When we preach about grace you cannot do grace proper respect without preaching Paul’s account of grace in Romans6:1-23 for the wages of sin is death: But on the other hand if we keep our Lord’s commandments then we are entitled to the gift of eternal life through Christ Jesus, Rev.22:13-14, Matt6:33.
We see in Exodus that the Lord requires His people to be priests, and to be a holy nation Exo.19:5-11 these people were to sanctify themselves, set themselves apart, and declare to the Lord that they would become His people, to repent they were to wash (and to cleanse themselves with water) or a type of baptism. And were to wait three days sanctifying them-selves as in a type of burial with the Lord in the grave for three days, then they were to come to the Lord as a chosen people. The Lord knows who is going to be His and who is not, for the Lord sees to the heart of man. A chosen people for many are called but few are chosen, Acts2:39For 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. To save them from this untoward generation means to come out from among them. And the Lord will come down just like He did at Mount Sinai in the desert, He will come down from among the clouds, in the rapture and come to claim His chosen bride of a race of priestly people who have made themselves ready for Him: If you believe any different than Rev.2 & 3 where Jesus is talking about those who have made themselves ready and He calls them overcomers for one reason: We have overcome the flesh and walk in the Spirit and those people will have no part of the second death: If anyone believes anything different, you are listening to Satan himself!!
So, who are you going to believe? God’s irrefutable words 2Tim3:16; Deu.4:2; 12:32; Rev22:18-19 a holy sanctified peculiar people, Deu.14:2 refer to Lev.20:26 But let us go to the New Testament and follow the New Covenant for awhile in our studies. We will see God’s words and thoughts have not diminished any from the Old Testament to the New Testament, Romans12:1 I beseech (I beg of you brethren) you therefore (ever lastingly, or forever more) brethren, by the mercies of God to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable into God, which is your reasonable service. 2And be not conformed to this world (come out from among them): 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. If we are in the will of God we then will be perfect! These verses lead us to 2Cor10:1-4 is for the A part of verse #1 that we studied and now the B part leads us to Heb.10:18, 20. God told Abraham in Gen.17:1 God told Abraham to walk before Him and be ye perfect. In other words do as you’re told, and put all your faith in Him, this you will do if you truly Love Him!
Heb10:16This 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 con-science, and our bodies washed with pure water. 23Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised) and this vain philosophy of once saved always saved is just that vain thinking that Satan is trying to get the Lord’s people, God’s pearls, and Satan is trying to get us to cast ourselves into the swine’s pin to be rent and torn asunder. We must read how that once we know the truth we must keep it. Heb.10: 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; those who think that we can sin and God’s grace will cover it! Romans6:1-23 is the scripture you had better be reading!! Heb.10:26-31 If you know what the Lord’s scriptures are saying and heed not His words you are dis-obeying God’s commandments and are blaspheming His words and for this there is no forgiveness!! Matt.12:31 Mark3:28-29 Luke12:10 (let me make one thing crystal clear here; that God’s words are life of the Spirit and in the Spirit for all of Jesus’ words are God’s gifts of grace to us: refer to John12:45-50 and you will see if we keep not His words we are in actuality blaspheming the Spirit, putting ourselves over His righteousness and we are putting ourselves and our words and behaviors before His: In our actions which lead to the unforgiveable sin!): If we are born again as the Bible says we are to become: If we truly are, we can no longer return to our sinful life’s as we once had before, and be in the world again. After we have known and tasted the true holiness and the power to come and the joy that we will behold; there can be no way that we would or should, return to this carnal flesh again if we are truly born again, Heb6:1-6. For to keep sinning is the same as crucifying the Lord daily everytime we sin!! If anyone does continue to sin then in fact they have never repented of their sins and are still in sin; so then, if this is the case then how was salvation obtained? There is no salvation unless there is remission of sin from a fully repentant heart: Which comes from our love for the heavenly Father, for it is not, because you have not repented, and you are in sin still, if you continue to offend Him in word or deed or not knowing who He truly is: You will die in your sins, John8:21-24 Jesus said if I had not come they would have not have sinned, but now they have seen and have no excuses for any of them, John9:41; 15:22. Now we have God’s Holy Bible and His words and now we also have no excuses; Jesus says every knee will bow and come to know exactly who He is, refer to Isa.9:6-7 these verses sums it up. Jesus has been called each and every one of these names in the scriptures at one place or another, they all referred to Him! Search scripture and see if it is not true; if you search scripture correctly you will come to understand that Jesus is our Lord God Almighty, John8:24. If you don’t believe that I am He then you will die in your sins!!!
If we are truly in the New Covenant of salvation which comes from Jesus Christ as our saviour; we would be doing what God has called all His children to do: And that is to preach this gospel to all nations and then the end will come, we should be hurrying to see that this is being fulfilled so we could get Him to return quicker, if we truly loved Him and wanted to see His coming in the heavens, so we could meet Him in the sky!! Jesus said the He hoped that when He returns the He would still find faith, Luke18:8. Now Luke18:8 tells us to go and look at Heb10:37 and 2Peter3:8-9.
Now let us look at Heb10: 37For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry: Which is from Hab.2:3, 4 but the next verse in Hebrews is going to be but by what we are going to be tested and that is our faith: 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. We need so desper-ately the power of the Holy Spirit keeping the fire in us burning but it is up to the Lord’s servants to keep that fire stoked up and burning hot within us! (Romans12:1-2) Rev.315I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. 16So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
Remember to do as our brother Paul has instructed the churches in Romans12:2And 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. It is up to every one of us to keep the Lord’s fire ragging in us!! And that is done by getting into His presence at an apostolic (Apostles doctrines taught church), Holy Ghost filled service, where two or more are gathered in His name, He will be among us, the spirit is moving in amongst us when we worship this is the only way to be in His presence at worshipping; worshipping is a hands on experience, you have to be there to be with a true worshipper in truth and in Spirit, Matt.18:20; Heb.10:25; John4:23, 24! I know of no other experience on earth which is better than to be in His presence, dancing in the Holy Ghost, and speaking in tongues as the spirit gives the utterances, lost in the Spirit, dancing with and before the Lord; in Jesus name Amen!!
Now let us look at 2Peter3:8But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. And in verse 11we see that not only are we to have holiness but godliness also: 11Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness: So we can see one thing here to be a disciple of the Lord we need to be studying continuously and whatever we do never become as the Nicolaitans, whom the Lord hated! Sounds like another Bible study on what not to do. We see that in the before ment-ioned verses; which send us to 1Peter1:and 16, Jesus never said it was going to be easy to come to Him (Matt.7:13-14); He said to take His yoke upon you and that it was not heavy which it is not if you get rid of all the sin out of your life, then His yoke is light as a feather, not having the weight of your conscience burying you in today’s filth, with the weight of all your sins off of your back you can leap for joy without that burden!! But God; helps them who help themselves (2Tim2:21-22), those who are wise and heed the word of God! But may the Lord have mercy on you if you do not heed the word of God!! With man this is impossible to please the Lord; without Holy Ghost’s intersession for us we are all but lost! This is why Jesus told Nicodeamus that we all have to be born again; John3:3, 5. But with God all things are possible Matt19:26; Mark10:27; Luke18:27. You find the same thing written in the gospels or anywhere else in the Bible for that matter; you can bet your life that this is a must to believe to get into heaven! If we truly believe, we will have no problems, but a man can not have room in himself for any doubt; we must seek the Lord with everything we have in us!! We must find our way to repentance in Jesus name for the forgiveness of sin; for there is no other name given by which we must be saved or by which salvation comes (Acts4:12); not from reciting of someone’s spoken sinners’ prayer, that is some minister’s or preacher’s and I use those terms loosely here, confession for you; you need to confess in your own words for your own sins to God; for this is marriage and promise time, we are making an oath to God here in faith, to be held for you or against you forever, you will either carry out your promises (life) or fail to keep them (the second death); this is why you must speak your own confession, this is another one of those operations of God, that we all have to keep, to be His children, we must confess to Him, all of our sins, not individually but collectively, by ourselves to Him: We must enter into the closet and pray to Him secretly, (figuratively), at the altar of confession, even if people are or are not standing around you, we all must come to Him so He can reward us openly to all, with speaking in tongues as evidence of Him in you as His Spirit gives the utterances, this was given to us for this reason for a sign of who is His and who is not!! This has to come from you from the bottom of your heart to God or it will never be received, and in everything we do or say, do it in the name of Jesus, because He is God, and there is power in that name, because it is the name above all names given above the heavens or below the earth, there is no other name by which we must be saved, Acts4:12 & Col.3:17: This confession has to come from your heart to God’s, you must win His heart for God see’s directly into yours. He knows the beginning from the end He knows who will and who will not keep His laws, statutes, and commandments. If we seek Him just to have Eternal life so that we can save ourselves from the eternal fire, we have missed why we should be seeking God. God is not going to accept anyone’s worship unless he truly loves Him for who He is (our creator) and for what He has done for our salvation (He poured out His spirit (blood, life of the flesh, the flesh spirit is gone and it is in hates for our sins, that was the price of the curse for sin, your soul in Hell, only Jesus’ fleshly spirit went there instead, for you and me; and He is all God now, the man part of God died on the cross, now immortal flesh raise from the grave Psa.16:10For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.) on the ground for you and me) by His blood we are saved! Unless you will come to Him in the same manor, don’t even try it, won’t work, He will be able to see if you truly love Him or not, God sees to the heart of man: 1Sam16: 7But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart; 1Kings8:39Then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according to his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou, even thou only, knowest the hearts of all the children of men;) 40That they may fear thee all the days that they live in the land which thou gavest unto our fathers. The lord knows who is going to fear Him in reverence, in awe of His majesty!!
Read Psa.52 for the Lord knows who His are; you must learn to come to know Him; 2Tim20-22 will get you started at what the Lord is looking for in a Godly heart; all scripture and the prophets words, hang off of one word, LOVE!! Matt.22:37Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38This is the first and great commandment. 39And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets (LOVE). This is why we must die to self and be born again of the Spirit; otherwise we have no fear of the Lord; Prov.1:7; 9:10 & Psa.111:10. Salvation comes not from some sinner’s prayer recited from a mass confession, from some minister or preacher that knows nothing of your sins: It has to come from your heart to the Lord’s asking for forgiveness in faith BELIEVING, this is God’s way, His way not our way, forgiveness comes when you confess with your own lips out loud, that you know you have sinned against the Lord and you ask Him for forgiveness for what you’ve done. You don’t have to name each and every one of them He knows them because they happened yesterday to God, one thousand years are but a second to God and a second is a thousand years frozen in time to God, for everything is at it is with the Lord. Without beginning and without end, Eternal! No one can come to the cross for you; this is going to be a personal journey. Everyone has to come to Jesus for deliverance of and from sin. No one comes to the Father but through Me says Jesus in John14:6 because He who knew no sin became sin for us; so that we can have everlasting life. Jesus’ blood shed on the cross of Calvary has bought each and every one of us, we are no longer our own! Jesus paid the price of the curse of sin for us; for all sin forever was paid by God’s own all powerful blood for eternity, see when you mess around with God it is forever! This is why we must come to Him as scripture tells us (John6:36-71 because Jesus is from above and is of God the Father a title not another person or identity, I’m a Father of my son, as well as a son of my Father and I am a man, I have a spirit or a personality and a eternal soul, this doesn’t make me 3-5 person’s does it? This is confusion and that is a sin to God which is One Deu.6:4; 4:35; Mark12:29; John17:3; 1Cor.8:4, 6; 1John5:20; John10:30; John20:28; John12:45 When people finally understand that God is the Holy Spirit then everything comes into focus, this is why that you can blasphemy the Father, the Son, and God, are merely titles, but you cannot blasphemy the Holy Spirit this is the unpardonable sin because the Holy One is the Holy Spirit Himself not some part of a trinity John4:24 Jesus tells us who God is, God is a Spirit and there is only one in the universe who is good which in the Greek used by Jesus good being translated means perfect, Matt.19:17; Mark10:18; Read Psalms86 and you will see that it is talking about one God and saviour of all nations which is Jesus refer to Rev. John8:24; 28-29 because The Holy Spirit, called God the Father is still present in Jesus and they are one, John10:30, 20:28 One person God in the flesh 1Tim.3:16; John1:14; 1Peter1:20-25; 1John1:1-3; there is only one who knows no sin and that is the one that is manifested of God, 1John3:5And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.) or we will still be lost and cast in to Hell’s fire, reserved just for those who will not hear these words of mine, given to you by Him in me; we must purge ourselves from sin and this worldly flesh or we are none of Him 1John3:1-10, John3:6; Roman8:9 we must be in the Spirit to be with Him and Him in us, John14:23. He gave us this Bible for this reason so people can come to know Him and to come to Him. We must come to Him in the manner in which He chose for us to come to Him, We see this in how God had the Hebrew’s worship Him in the desert, He told Moses how to build the Tabernacle as well as how the services, the sacrifices, and the order of operation of the proceedings, don’t tell me it doesn’t matter today, and don’t let anyone tell you different, it matters or He would not have given us this Holy Scripture. God has a set of Holy Traditions that man had better keep in order to worship Him correctly, the apostolic way, like the last super and foot washing, He said to do these things in remembrance of Him till His coming! Our churches better never lose sight of this either! These services are for one thing to let us humble ourselves to Him (Our Teacher, OUR CREATOR, John6:45 Jesus is letting everyone know yet again who He is, those who have an ear let them hear what the Lord is saying.) so He can pick us (the students) up and exalt us to where He wants to place His servants at His table; Luke14: 10But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee.11For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. We are to be His servants for His church! Jesus humbled Himself and gave of Himself all the way to the cross, are we not to follow Him? If any man come after Me let him deny himself pick up his cross daily and follow after me, Luke9:23! James4: 10Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
When Jesus started His ministry the first thing He said was Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand (in other words God is here people look at Mark1:15 at hand does not mean near, is at hand means is present, and is at hand, touch it, for God is here!! Mark12:34 for that man was right in front of God and never knew it), Matt.4:17; because Jesus was the kingdom that was at hand. Man cannot come to God anyway that man sees fit, we must come to God His way, and God’s ways are not our ways Prov.14:12There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death; Isa.55:6-11; the Lord has a way in which He wants us to come to Him, He told us the way in His righteous scriptures. Repent, be ye baptized in Jesus name, and be reborn in the Holy Ghost, speaking in tongues as the spirit gives us the utterances, prophesying, signs and wonders will follow them who have been redeemed,Matt.28:19-20; Acts2:1-47; Mark16:15-18. If this were not true the good Lord would have had that scripture removed one way or another out of His Holy Bible (refer to Jer.36-23-32 The Lord will have a word!)!
With God all things are possible, and are we not the Son’s of God bound only by our disbelief and lack of faith?! John14:12-15, 23 unless we keep His commandments why would He do anything for an unrepentant people who are lacking faith? This why we need to pray that the Lord will heal our unbelief, Mark9:24 and Luke17:5 the disciples asked the Lord to help increase their faith. James1:1-7; Luke18:1-8 will the Lord Find faith when He returns I ‘m starting to wonder, I know of at least two; who He will find that will be on their knees praying and seeking Him?! Men ought to pray and faint not! Keep petitioning the Lord, which shows the Lord our faith as well as knowing Him, which He will grant our petitions if we ask in faith believing, especially if it will glorify the Father, be not afraid, seek and you shall find, Matt.7:7; 17:20-21; 21:21-22.
We all can do this because we are created in the image of our God and His will be done in all His children; Jesus said in verse 6 (Luke17) if you had faith the size of the mustard seed we could move mountains, fig trees or whatever was a hindrance, this is what that verse was about not the literal mountain, but yes even the mountain could and can disappear at His command if we ask Him to do it, in His name, and if it will give the Father glory, you can bet that mountain would be history (I used to move mountains of dirt everyday in the business I used to be in, so don’t tell me it can’t be done, literally and figuratively as well). Jesus said if we had faith the size of a mustard seed, I have a question; how big is your brain? This is where your faith is housed, much larger than a mustard seed I would say, so let not your minds hinder you with disbelief, but believe!! Chase disbelief out and belief in, it’s your mind; do with it what the Lord wants you to do with it!! Are you not capable of controlling your thoughts? Then use your mind to the glory of the Father our Lord Jesus. 2Tim3:16-17 we rest our case! Reference book: The Disciplined Mind by Richard S. Taylor read it!
Jesus is the foundation that we all must build our church and our ministry on as Paul preached: He is the chief corner stone of the church of the living God: If God were anything other than Jesus, one (God) or the other (Jesus) would have to be the head of the church. Or there would have been two churches according to the Trinity doctrine we could have four churches, one for the Father (Title of an act), one for the Son (Title of another act), one for the Holy Ghost (Title of a substance, or essence, the Spirit), and one for God (Title which is the Holy Spirit, John4:24) since all of them are God to them, but we know Jesus is the express image of God manifested in the flesh 1Tim3:16 and Heb1:3, because when the angel said the holy thing will be of God meaning no separation (Matt.1:20-23), if he were to be separated as in another person the angel would have said from God but Jesus proceedeth forth of the Father, John8:23-24, 28-29, 31-32, 42, 47, 54, 56, 58 Be for Abraham I am; Jesus is eternally God; (The Holy Ghost) John10:30, John20:28 John14:45 Ehp.4: 3Endeavouring to keep the unity (no confusion this is important to God) 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 (John12:45), who is above all, and through all, and in you all (Romans8:9). When you have seen Me you have seen the Father, for they are one in the same, get over it (Isa.45:22). God is not the author of confusion and God said you will not have any others before Me, the Father, the Son the Holy Ghost are Titles or subjects to the object that we must be worshipping which is Jesus, 1Tim3:16!! Col2: 8Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men (research and find out for yourself where this Trinitarian doctrine came from, The Romanist, men who made deities of themselves over and above scripture, The Holy Bible, one example of them interpreting and even adding scripture to try and build up their case for the trinity doctrine, that they originated trying to convince people of their abilities to write scripture because they felt they had just as much authority as the apostles, so they wrote this 7For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. 8And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one. (The words in red are not from the original translation, and were wrote in by those trying to build up their doctrine of the trinity and that if you put those two partial sentences together to make one we see its original intent or context was to be talking about Jesus; that God was indeed manifested in the flesh. Verse 7 should have read: 7For there are three that bear record 8the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one (One God Jesus) refer to 1John5:20.) after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. 9For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 10And ye are complete in him (Jesus), which is the head of all principality and power: 11In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: 12Buried with him in baptism (Acts2:38-39), (those who have been baptized in Jesus name have had His blood put upon the door posts and across the header of the door of our hearts; we would sooner perish than to let sin in to mingle with our Lord and saviour, for sin will not enter into His kingdom and it as well as you, if you indeed have any sin left, active in your life, you will perish in the Eternal Lake of Hell’s Fire!) where in also ye are raised with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead (John6:37-47). By which if we have our faith in Jesus, He will raise us up in the last day or we will meet Him in the air if we are still alive when He returns, because Jesus is God’s very own manifestation of Himself now in immortal flesh raised by His own power ; John10:18No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father (which is the Holy Ghost you know…God John4:24). John10:30I and my Father are one. When you have seen Me you have seen the one who sent me!!! John12: 45And he that seeth me seeth him (singular) that sent me.
Study the doctrine of the trinity and see where it came from, for it came from man and is vain philosophy of man’s mind that have placed themselves as deities above God’s Holy Bible. The Bible itself tells you to find out for yourself Acts17:11These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. Eph1:1-23 & 1Tim4:15Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. 16Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
Jesus is the corner stone (Matt.21:42-44), the Pharisees and the Sadducees rejected (John1:11) the very people of the Lord our God that were called out of darkness to come out from among this heathen world into the light of the Lord; why would anyone let Satan lead them a stray with vain philosophy of man’s tradition: I found two quotes that need to be pondered upon: From a book by Fred J. Foster. 1st. Emerson said, “The greatest homage we can pay to truth is to use It.” the 2nd. Is this by Stopfard A. Brooke said, “If a thousand old beliefs were ruined in our march to truth, we must still march on.” From the book called “Their Story: 20th. Century Pentecostals”. I do not care what any man says unless it is Jesus Himself, no man or church can be above God’s Holy Bible and His scriptures given to us by the Holy Spirit moving and carrying God’s Holy Apostles, prophets, and scribes along in the spirit, writing as they were instructed from the Lord, and that is NOT what the Romanist’s did when they came up with this Trinity Doctrine is the Foolishness of Men spoke of in Proverbs. The Lord your God wants your worship and Him alone will you worship, one as in the singular tense, Jesus said God is a Spirit as in one Spirit so there goes the trinity doctrine; God is a Spirit and can manifest Himself into anything He wants; we saw this with Abraham, and with Jacob in the desert of Padan-aram and later with the Israelites in the desert of Sinai, look you chase this subject all over the Bible but Jesus says it best in verse28 in John16: 28I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father. The manifestation of God in Jesus has happened more than once with the word again being used in the former verse. He sat down and ate and drank with Abraham and even thought and decided to tell Abraham about Sodom and Gomorrah in the book of Gen. He didn’t have to but He did because Abraham is the Father of many nations.
That is why we find verses saying God is the head of the church (yes one church, one God, one faith, etc. Eph.4) as well as Jesus: refer to Matt.16:18 and we see God being used in 1Cor10:32 because when we look to Romans8: 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 you see they are one in the same, one person not three persons of some manmade doctrine!! When you describe God you have to say one thing and that is, He is Love!! Unless you are as Esau whom He hated because he gave up his birth right for a bowl of soup; are you going to give up your birthrights for a world of carnality and manmade doctrines search the scriptures for yourself and see if I’m not telling the truths of who Jesus is!! When you have seen Me you have seen Him who sent Me: Jesus is God made flesh period one person!! John14:45, Gen.1:1-2 tells who God is and what He consist of and what He is!?? From Gen. to Rev. every book reveals Jesus as God as One there are none besides Me I know not any, refer to John8:58!
John12:25He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. 26If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour. Let me do a little philosophy for ya; See the Father was past manifestation of creation or a title for an action, creation being formed and done by the Spirit (but it was still the Spirit (Holy Spirit God) that hovered over the face of the deep Gen.1:1-2) The Son of God is also past and has brought salvation to the world (for this reason have I come into this world and for this reason have I been born to be king John18:37 God manifested in the flesh, who else was supposed to be King of Kings from the House of David, in order for the covenanted promise from God to David to stay in effect, that the House of David would have his house or blood be on the throne of Israel forever, God in the flesh had to come from the line of Adam who He first gave dominion of the world to, so man could indeed return to all power and authority of His creation? 1Tim3:16) which we will see in the future but will at some time or another give authority back to God the Spirit and He alone will be exalted: 1Cor.15: 25For he (Jesus the flesh) must reign, till he (Jesus the Spirit ) hath put all enemies under his (Jesus the flesh) feet. 26The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. 27For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted (as made separate from the other), (Spirit) which did put all things under him (Jesus the flesh). 28And when all things shall be subdued unto him (the flesh) then shall the Son also himself (Jesus’ immortal flesh is still to be subject just as we are, our flesh is to be subjected as in secondary to the Spirit) be subject unto him (The Holy Spirit) that put all things under him (Jesus), that God may be all in all (100% Spirit again as in Gen1:1-2 and Jesus’ immortal body will be King of Kings over God’s people the New Israel with a New Name, John14:23.). This tells me that after this age and the next millennium is over. Then in the next age, God and the rest of us will have not immortal bodies anymore or any such thing but we will be one with the Father in Spirit and in truth, so like then as well as now we need to worship the Spirit of God in Christ Jesus for right now they are one in the same, but the flesh whether mortal or immortal is always subject to God which is the Holy Spirit, Matt.26:41!!
Back to our study; 1Tim3:16 Jesus was God in the flesh and still is only in the immortal flesh, risen from the grave for this reason (to break the curse of sin which is death, because God’s anger is now appeased), so we can prove our faith that when we believe in His act of salvation for this world’s sins and that all can come to the Father because Jesus and the Father are one in the same, John10:30; John14:6, 7, 9; 20: 28And Thomas answered and said unto him, My LORD and my God. Jesus would have told Thomas of his error if he had miss spoken of the Father and the Lord and of Jesus being different persons but you will never find that in scripture, because God is all about unity oneness and there is no other besides Me, anytime there is a plural since it is because Jesus’ in the flesh is speaking for the Spirit in Him which is in heaven too because God is all over as in omnipresent, and comes into whoever will allow himself to be used of God! God will not force Himself on anyone!! Isa.44:8 and God told the prophet Zech.12:10And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him (him because Jesus’ flesh is from them from Adam and Eve’s stock all the way through Abraham to David and so on.), as one mourneth for his only son (The King of Israel out of the House of King David to reign for eternity), and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. If God were not Jesus He would have told Zech. To say upon Him whom they pierced. We see this unity in Rom.8:9 both God’s Spirit and Jesus’ are one in the same if you are going to be of Him as in being complete with not from as in apart. If we have not the Spirit we cannot be of Him and He will not be of or with us. We will be in actuality none of His! And if anyone says that we cannot perform miracles, sign, and wonders then they have not the Spirit of my God in them; again Rom.8:10And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you: You cannot tell me that My Lord has lost any power and if He is dwelling in you then look out, we can have a move of God anytime My God wants to!! If only you believe, so maybe you need to stretch out that faith muscle of yours and start working it out making it stronger, by getting on those knees of yours, Matt.17: 21Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting!!!
But God steps in and all thing become new, and things never before seen become apparent and we see all things new because He has opened our blind eyes, and has opened our deaf ears, and He alone heals broken hearts better than new!! If you don’t believe how are you going to be raised in the last days, if you can believe that, you can believe in a little miracle, can’t you?
We cannot by the power of ourselves, be able to be apart from our sin unless we are baptized in His Spirit. This is the power (the operations) of God working in us that allows us to be sanctified and justified and to be raised on the day of the Lord’s coming, in the sky in like manor like He left, Acts1:10-11.
We are to purify ourselves in order to be with God; we need holiness, righteousness, and to be spotless; James1:27; 1John3:3; 2Cor7: 1Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. 2Pete3: 14Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. James4: 8Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Eph5:27That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. We need to be purified and to be children of righteousness; now with man this is impossible but with God all things are possible, 1John2:28-29. If any man transgresses the law he is a sinner and has no part of our Lord 1John3:6-7. If you sin you are not from God for righteousness will seek righteousness, refer to Matt6:33. Jesus came to destroy the works and the workings of the devil, so how can we say we live with God and have sin in our lives, 1John3: 8He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 9Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God, refer to Matt.5:48.
Whosoever is born of God doeth not commit sin; for His seed remaineth in Him and He cannot sin because He is born of God. It all comes down to love of God in us, if we have love of God in us we will have a love for our brother and also a perfect hate of sin in us, so we will have a burden for their souls; all of our brothers and sisters, for their salvation, and this will lead us to preach the gospel to all that have breath, Matt.5:43-47: So no man should be lost 1John3:16Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. The children of God must have love for all that is in this world if we don’t we are not of God because God is Love 1John4: 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. 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. 19We love him, because he first loved us. 20If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? 21And this commandment have we from him, that he who loveth God love his brother also. A true Lover of God in Christ Jesus will have no foe or enemy we are all children of God and need to be treated as one would like to be treated, Matt5:44-45; Romans12:20-21.
John14:15 If you love Me you will keep My commandments. Ecc.12:12-13 let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter, fear God keep His commandments for this is the whole duty of man. Ecc12:14For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
Romans14:11 if we do anything that we are unsure of and we cannot tell if it is a sin or not, then it is a sin to us, 1Thes5: 22Abstain from all appearance of evil. Romans14:23And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin. Even if it is not a sin to us but it is to a brother than we should not let our faith condemn our brother with our faith. We must not be a stumbling block for our weaker brother: Romans14: 18For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.19Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.20For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence.21It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak. 22Hast thou faith? Have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.23And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.
Now a good rule of thumb is, if you can imagine God doing what you’re doing then most likely you are fine because we know God is the personification, the epitome of perfection and all Righteousness, Holiness and Glory; but we all know God is pure and perfect, so if there is any doubt then it is to be shunned, Roman14:22-23. The Holy Ghost will condemn you if you are at fault Romans14:16-17, bottom line is this, we are to keep unity in God’s church, we must not let our faith stand in the way of a weaker vessel and cause them to stumble. We are not to offend Jew, gentile, or anyone else, Romans15:13. Now the God of hope (our faith) fill you with all joy and peace in believing that you may abound in hope (faith) through (in) the power of the Holy Ghost. Without it (the Holy Ghost) we are con-tinually and eternally lost: Even when you have been baptized in the Spirit and you are not allowing the Spirit to lead you then you are worse off than before: For much that has been given the much more will be required of you Luke12:48 now we know and much is required from us and we will be beaten with many stripes Luke12:47, which may mean that we might have a beating continually for eternity, where there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth and the worm dieth not. If you know what God requires of His children; then without a doubt you better heed the warning. Jesus said to deny the flesh and to pick up your cross and follow Him, because if we pick not up our cross and still follow Him, He said we would not be worthy of Him Matt.10:38 and we will not be a disciple of Jesus’ and he will be ashamed of us in the Holy Ghost: we will be worshipping Him our way and not the proper way, which is out of love and humbling righteousness to be His holy Spiritual children filled with Him and we in Him and He in us. How can we not act like our Father if we let the Spirit move and guide us in all truths? We get the mind of Christ by letting His Spirit move in us, take control. Come all ye that are heavy laden Mat11:28-30 we must come to know who Jesus is our Lord God Saviour our All in All. Isa.44:6, 8; Rev.1:8, 18-19 refer to Isa44: 6Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his (Israel’s) redeemer (Deu.7:8-9 Jesus) the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last (Rev.1:8, 18.); and beside me there is no God (Isa.41:4, One God Eph.4:4-7; Rev.3:7). Hebrew13: 8Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever. Psa102: 27But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end (Jesus always has been God the Holy Spirit, recently manifested in the flesh, died for us on the cross for our sins, raised the third day, now immortal flesh reigning as Lord of Lords, King of Kings, God Almighty refer to Isa.9:6-7 received up into glory 1Tim3:16 (for God said He would not share His glory with another, Isa42:8; 48:10; John17:5): sitting, or standing at the right hand of God is a metaphor for being in the authority of all power of God, which is His Glory and He will not share His glory with another, Isa.42:8.
Degeneration of our faith is the attack of Satan, this is the first thing Satan attacked in the garden, and he went about causing doubt. Satan wins if he can get us to doubt our heritage of being or knowing just who we are, and that is God’s children; God’s private servants, his elect, his chosen, for no other Lord and saviour our Jesus Christ our king of kings our Immanuel, Matt.1:23.
When Satan put the idea in some Trinitarian’s mind that the Holy Ghost wasn’t being poured out the same way it always has been from the day of Pentecost, we saw a great falling away and damage done to the overall faith of God’s church. Someone started preaching that you got the Holy Ghost when you were baptized and came up out of the water automatically, no matter how you went to the grave, if you are going to send someone to the grave, of death to sin, then you had better bury them in the name of Jesus Christ (Acts2:38-39) because that is the only name by which we must find salvation in there is no other name given, Acts4:12; Col.3:17. This is true in some cases, but if you want to do a study on the pouring out of the Spirit all one has to do is read the book of Acts; and that book will tell you how the Spirit is being poured out in these last days from the day of Pentecost at the start of the new church of God; we have not changed thru the ages and we are still in the age of grace as we were back then and the operation of the Spirit is the same as it was back then; the only thing lacking right now is proper preaching on the gifts of the Spirit and following all of the scripture and trusting in faith as the Lord instructed us to do, and of course a committed prayer and fasting life!! If we don’t Satan wins!! Preach scripture and leave vain philosophy out of it, faith comes by hearing and we need to preach faith in the Spirit, this is still and very much appropriate for today, tomorrow and forever, till our Lord comes and picks His church up and then look out because then and only then will the Spirit be lifted up off the face of this earth (John9:4). Romans10: 17So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. What does scripture say? If there is conflict guess who is causing it, Satan is the father of lies and the author of confusion, God is consistent and always conformed to unity and has one way and it is in His Holy Scripture. If you’ve got a question; it can be answered in His instruction book The Holy Bible. If you’re not having your sermons preached by the anointing of the Holy Ghost then you’re not in the right church, I’m sorry, if they don’t speak in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, and there are no healings, prophesying, interpretation, and speaking in multiple tongues and interpretation then you are in a worldly church and unless they repent and come back to the anointing of the Holy Ghost they are still worshipping God in their fashion; the fashion of the world, Jesus gives us one way to worship in the gospels, John4:24God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth, 2Cor3:17: That’s it one way, because the Spirit intercedes for us and prays for us because the Spirit is the heart and mind of Christ, Jesus said I am the….John14:6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Romans8: 9But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. You see this is the Spiritual way, there is but one church of God, our Lord Jesus’ church and we operate in the Spiritual realms of God as He sees fit to operate in us!! Unless you have this kind of faith it is impossible to please God; read chapter 11 of Hebrews and Romans12 and you will begin to get the picture of what the church of Christ will look like!
Now that I got that out of the way let us return to our lesson. Satan put that idea in some teachers’ minds that God’s Holy Spirit is not being poured out the same way as the day of Pentecost anymore; this was the first step of Satan in getting all of God’s churches to start doubting: Now Satan knows, not all of God’s people will buy that one, so Satan went on further and started this rumor about the gifts of the Spirit are not for us today, as well as we don’t need to speak in tongues to have the Holy Spirit as in the days of the apostles. Now if Satan can get God’s people to believe just one of these lies he wins and you fry in the lake of fire, just that simple. When you are operating in all of God’s powers and in the realm of the Spiritual, we find a state that John was speaking of in 1John5:1-21 and if you have the proper faith we will be filled with the Love of God and have no longer have any fear in our lives1John4:1-21. If Satan can get you to doubt or have any lusts for this world or anything in it you lose: that is why Jesus said you cannot plow a row looking back, if you cannot keep your eyes on Jesus (Matt.14:31) you lose that simple, look at what our Lord says in Luke9:62And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God. Look back a little further in the same chapter verses 23-27: 23And he said to them all, if any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. 24For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it. 25For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away? 26For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father’s, and of the holy angels. 27But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God. Go back and read what happened with Lot’s wife when she looked back on the world she wanted to stay in, Gen.19:26 get the picture? You keep yourself to John14:15 and Matt.6:33 and yes the Lord will open up your understanding of things to come and He will show you things to be in the age to come, the Lord cannot lie and He will do it if you ask Him in faith believing, I’ve seen some of it, end of subject!
Now Satan even has a story out there now that if anyone is operating in the Spirit realm or showing signs and wonders it is from Satan, because supposedly there is no more miracles or signs that the Lord is not working with us in the Holy Ghost anymore; His pride and Joy; the apple of His eye, His crowning achievement in creation, the only thing that He created in His image and the only thing He would put His Spirit in and yet His spirit is supposed to come without power; only Satan could start a lie like this and have people believe it!! These are just some of the doctrines of this new emerging church: As for me and my house we will serve the Lord and Him only will I serve, Josh24:15.
When you turn away from God’s word it’s the first part of backsliding. We are to grow in Christ till we have the mind of Christ and we come to be in His presence and hear those words all of us should be longing to hear: Enter in My good and faithful servant, I have overcome this world as you have, come sit at My table and eat my good and faithful servant! This is what our Bible is for; so that we may learn to know the Lord’s mind and to fall in love with our creator, who gave of Himself on a cross for our salvation, if He died for us; we should be able to do the same for our God and King if we truly Love Him!! Matt.16:25, 26; Luke9:24, 26; 17:32-37. He died for us, we are to die daily for Him and pick up our cross!!
Matt.10:39 these are just a few scriptures that explain what God is looking for in us His chosen. Now if Satan can get at our love of man or of God he wins! If Satan gets to our faith game over, he wins the greatest prize that God has ever created; every one of His elect because we are all called to come to God, Matt22:14; 28:29 making disciples of all nations. If we deny the power of the Holy Ghost and His presence in us and speaking in tongues and the gifts of the spirit; Satan wins game over, Matt.28:20; Mark16:15-20 if we can just get the people to believe then God will confirm His word in us!! See we find that these are just some of Satan’s lies: God is and will be pouring out His Spirit on whoever will; you just have to want Him and come to Him in faith believing, Acts2:39 on whosoever will as many as the Lord our God shall call. Maybe some of those people need to open their deaf ears so they can hear the call of the Lord, but first you need to show up with a grain of a mustard seed of faith. This is the reason He gave us the sign of the Spirit’s presence in us so we would know and those around us would know that we have indeed had the Lord call on us to become one of His chosen, with the gift of tongues to confirm His presence. You believe and God will confirm His Spirit in you with miracles, sign, and wonders, by our trust and our faith in our God and He will do it. 13And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. John14:14If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. 15If ye love me, keep my commandments.
Here are your keys to the kingdom of God if you love Him and keep His commandments then you are one of His Elect His chosen children: Matt7:11If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? 12Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. 13Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in there at: 14Because strait (Holy, Righteous, and Perfect) is the gate, and narrow (difficult) is the way, which leadeth unto life (Salvation), and few there be that find it. This is impossible for them who are in the world for all of this is foolishness to them, but this is unto the power of God to us, which are seeking Him with all of our being, and have been given power from on high, for it is His Righteousness, Holiness and His Perfectness that we are experiencing from the anointing of His Spirit in us! This cannot and is never obtainable from anything that man can do on his own; it is the gift of the Father which is in heaven, just as Joel2:28 and the rest of what has been and still is preached if you are in the right church. You see God will pour out His Spirit on whoever will receive it for like the good book says He knows who are His from the foundations of the earth, but we can find hope if we truly look hard enough, He will honor our diligence; look to 2Tim2:20But 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 purging himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work: All it takes is Love of God and He will reward your Love with Himself in you, and will give gifts of the Spirit as your faith will allow, Matt.6:33, just that simple, believing in faith we have eternal life and everything that comes with it in Jesus’ name!!
Eph4 was put in the Bible for one reason; God is one in Jesus and it stops there and that is as far as it goes, James2:19; if we believe anything else we are no better off than the Samaritan woman, John4:23, you know not what you worship; the answers in the next verse 24. (God is A Spirit) as in there is only one that is Holy (Luke18:19; Mark10:18) the Holy Spirit that is God He is the one and only Holy Spirit, the Spirit is God not some part of God’s essence of some trinity, the Holy Spirit is the core of God, without the Holy Spirit there is no God or Jesus because Jesus came and proceedeth forth of the Spirit and is the Spirit manifested in the visible flesh (1Tim3:16) so that we may know Him and have seen Him, John1:1-14, and Jesus is God Man the first and the last, one person period, all the fullness of the God head was (and still is) in Him and we are complete in Him, the beginning and the end, Col.2:9-10.
The Lord our God gave this earth to man, that was Adam and Adam lost it to Satan when sin entered therein, now only God could reconcile the word unto Himself and only God could do that by removing the curse of sin by offering a perfect sinless sacrifice, for blood was the only way to cover sin so it could not be seen again (forgiven). And the only way God could do that is if He came back Himself in the flesh to remove the curse that He placed on earth and on man, only God could do that, only God had the power to correct a curse of God, and He knew from the foundation of the earth before He even created it; He knew what was going to be required of Him before He ever said let there be! He knew He had to come if He was going to be part of His creation and have a relationship with us, now if God can humble Himself unto death, then that is exactly what it is going to take to come to Him, no ifs ands or buts! Only God could take away a curse that He originated and this is exactly what He did in Christ Jesus, He came back in the flesh, grew up to be a man and humbled Himself to die the death of a CURSED THING on the cross for that is just what sin is a cursed thing, so how could we live in sin any longer if we truly are His servant, His child, and the Son’s of God spoken of in the Psalms82:6, John10:34-38, Matt5:48 Gen17:1 walk ye before Me and be ye perfect, this is a commandment, if you love Me you will keep My commandments and then all things will be added unto you, Matt6:33.
The out pouring of the Spirit that was spoken about in Joel is just what Satan is trying to keep everyone from receiving, now if he (Satan) can convince the people of this by our so called preachers practicing some vain false doctrine from some school of Worldly Philo-sophy some worldly academy of manmade theology and traditions, then Satan wins again, for the same reason the Israelites were ruined because a generation grew up without knowledge of God and who He is and what He can do! God gave us His Holy Bible so this exact thing could not happen again: Now if we are not fluent in His scriptures we have only ourselves to blame and Satan wins again. Because God’s words are our weapons against Satan Eph6 put on the whole armor of God. If we are not marching forward we are falling back thus we become backsliders because we are not about our Father’s business and Jesus was always moving forward, He never retreated, He even helped to climb onto the cross to get nailed to it for all of mankind, (they didn’t have to drag him onto it) to save us from Satan and the Lake of Fire. Look to scripture and see if I am not preaching good gospel, this is foundational gospel, this is good preaching, when you preach Jesus crucified, buried three days risen and seen in the world and carried up to glory and is sitting at the right hand of all power and authority, for you and I to come to know Him, that is good preaching! For this is the reason why He has the name of God on Him, the name that has power in the mere mentioning of His name, Satan trembles, James2:19Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. If you cannot back up your belief with scriptures then you had better come to an understanding, that you are putting your eternal soul in whoever is standing behind some pulpit; your eternal soul has a long time to spend in Hell if someone is leading you down some road you know nothing about. Work out your won salvation because you’re not going to get away with it, (when you are standing in front of God and say “well I didn’t know God I’m sorry, I guess I should have done as Gary said and read your Holy Bible, for myself and understood it”) you had a life time on earth to figure this stuff out and if you were baptized in the Holy Ghost you definitely have no excuses because He is the enlightener of all truth in scripture and in our life, without Him (the Holy Spirit) we are still lost, John3:3, 5, and know nothing at all and will perish in the lake of fire, Phil.2:12 was put in the Bible for this reason, so you can’t get to heaven and then beg off that some preacher told us wrong, if you knew scripture like you were supposed to, you would have figured this stuff out on your own that he (the preacher) was feeding you false doctrines and then you could of found the church of the living God; and worshiped God correctly because there is only one way to worship and praise the Lord and that is in holiness and righteousness 1Tim2:8-9; and 1Peter4:16-19; 18And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
Do you think God has lost any power? Do you know we are in the same age that the first church was in at Pentecost? When Jesus started pouring out His Spirit, yes Jesus’ Spirit is the same as God’s Spirit for they are one in the same, if you have doubt Satan wins again, look to Romans8:9 and John14:16-18, 26 read 23 thru 25 this is why the disciples know God in the flesh has truly come and that they bear witness to it! We see this by Paul’s preaching because you see Paul was brought into revelation by the Lord Jesus Himself (Gal.1-24), to a Pharisee there could be only one person that could be called Lord (Isa.42:8) and that was God almighty and you know who answered Paul, no other than Jesus our Lord God (Gal.1:1 John10:30; 12:45), Acts9. Paul was carried away by the Spirit into his desert you might say and learned by revelation from God Himself in the wilderness of Damascus; for Paul was going to be a chosen vessel of the Lord’s to preach Jesus unto the gentiles, because the Lord said He would have Paul suffer for Him by His grace being poured out upon him. Which Paul accounted that to his glory to be known that he was going to suffer as the Lord did, this is how we know when we are truly on the right tract when we start getting persecuted, for our beliefs and our actions of holiness and righteousness and how we feel the conviction that comes from only God in us, people will speak evil of you and say we are legalistic and we are to heavenly to be of any earthly good, I’ve heard that one before! Why would we want to be of any earthly good anyway, when this world is going to pass away?
Jesus taught Paul the mysteries of things to come and how things are to be. When you come to meet with the Lord in spirit and in truth you do not need to ask anyone if you have been saved and washed in the blood of the Lamb of God, because His Spirit is too over-whelming, you will know it, you won’t have to ask anyone if you got it, it will be all over you, you don’t have to ask anyone if you touched electricity do you, you will feel it?! Paul was filled, and was used mightily, just as it is today, according to our faith! Paul had one job to bring those “of the way” back to Jerusalem to kill them, those of the way as it was called back then, and now he was preaching Jesus as the messiah in Damascus and now is being called to Antioch, no one showed him the gospel of Jesus but God! Now it is the same today as well as back then if you will seek Him in truth and all honesty, you can too have a private tutor (John6:45; 14:26), when you listen to the Holy Spirit, walls and barriers come down and we get lifted to new realms of truth in the scriptures and He just keeps enlightening His children; every time I read something, He shows me some thing new! Peter, Paul, John and the rest of the apostles had to fight with un-enlightened vain philosophers back then as well as today, there is no differences, without the leading of the Spirit we all would be lost and gone astray!
We have one characteristic that stands out from all those in this world, even in our own church the true followers of the Lord are still known by this one trait, we have no enemies for we love all God’s creatures all men are our brethren, even those who hate us, we must love them too. God said vengeance is mine and He alone will judge, judge not lest ye be judged. God gave us one job, to make disciples of all nations, let us be about our job reverently seeking His grace upon us to do His will. There are three traits you might say the three fold cord is not easily broken; first fold of the cord is repentance, the second is baptism in water of remission of sins, the third is the baptism of the Spirit, (the three R’s, Repentance, Remission, Rebirth equals salvation in Jesus name) and this cord which is Jesus, cannot be easily broken (Ecc.4:12) if you keep His commandments, Jesus said; He did not come to change the law but to fulfill all prophesy, this means today as well we must stay in the statutes, sayings, judgments, and commandments. But when you stop to think about the goodness of God and His eternal blessing upon His children we can say that the last three strands could be considered just one thread of the first strand the next three strand thread could be righteousness holiness and spotlessness, the next thread containing three strands is grace mercy and love, and all of these three threads of nine strands make the cord that cannot be broken called Lord our Jesus Christ! You can see where I’m going with this analogy, God is unlimited, and we could add strands to this thread count to the countless power and still not find the cord to cease from growing in dimension and in strength, because our God is still growing in size just as our universe keeps expanding, because where there is a thought or any form of mental consciousness God is there before that thought could exist, thus God is before existence! Because there could be no existence without God allowing it to happen! Enough philosophy for all philosophy is in vain it will not help you get one bit closer to God; only God can do that, seek ye the Lord and ALL things will be added unto you, John6:37, 39, 40, 44, 47.
Back to the age of grace subject: We are in the same age of grace; if it was for the apost-les back then it is for us today because we have not come into the next age yet, so we have just as much power as the apostles and the disciples of the apostles had back then, there is no difference, but in faith, if we see not the gifts of the spirit being utilized then it is our lack of faith which is hindering the Holy Spirit from moving, even Jesus could not do much in His own home town because of lack of faith, the gifts of the spirit are bound when there is no faith, for this reason sometimes you have to put unbelievers out of the room to have a move of God where a miracle is needed, I learned this the hard way too, refer to 1kings17:19-23; 2kings4:32-33; Matt.6:6; Acts9:40 and Jesus said and greater things than these would His children do, John5: 19Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. 20For the Father loveth the Son and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel: Maybe you just need to have the Father start showing you a few things, John14:12-14, but it all hinges on verse 15 and the biggest two letter word of doubt I know IF. When your faith gets bigger than if you see God moving in a new realm in your life!
You see here is one thing I’ve learned, there is never a problem with God it is always on man’s inability to come to know Him and the true power of God’s Spirit in us, because we are limited in our imagination and our faith, if you can imagine it and see it in your minds eye then you should have faith that it is possible, if only you would believe, so it is up to you, if it truly will bring glory to God, He will do it! So the Father will be glorified by the Son, verse13. Now, if Jesus glorified the Father which is the Holy Spirit, think how much more we will be glorified when we do as the spirit wills for us and we glorify our Father which is in heaven, our Lord Jesus, when we step out in faith, knowing and believing and trusting God to confirm His presence in us. Sometimes we need to press upon our faith as shown by Jesus in the story about the woman that kept coming to the king’s throne room wanting justice, Luke18:1-8. The Lord works on His time table not ours, and with God all things are possible. The gifts of God, there are no variances James1:16Do not err, my beloved brethren. 17Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. If there is any short sidedness it is on man’s side not God’s. If you have no power, it is from not believing or you are none of His, and have not been baptized in His Spirit with speaking in tongues as well as the other gifts; and you never will get any unless it is preached to you because faith comes by hearing or seeing, get in the right church of the living God’s Spirit that is allowed to move and you will have a move when you believe! If Satan can keep the pulpit from preaching faith, in the gifts of the Spirit, Satan wins yet again, just that simple, Satan wins and you are toast in the all consuming fire of the Lord’s presence, remember the words of John the Baptist in Matt.3:11-12.
If you are not receiving good old fashion apostolic preaching whose fault is it, is it maybe you can’t humble your proud self and come to know Him as a child under submission to the Father of creation after all you are the created and He the creator! Or maybe you’re just too lazy to get off your rear end at come to know Him in fellowship with His children, you know God is in the midst of two or three gathered in His name; worshipping comes from a gathering in His name, you can’t do that in the privacy of your home watching it on TV, you can praise Him and pray to Him in your own home, but worshipping means coming to the house of God with other worshippers to be in His presence. Worshipping God is a hands on experience, Keep the Sabbath and to fellowship with His people are commandments, Look it up search scripture you’ll see! Or I guess you can wait and He’ll point this out to you when you see Him. If the Lord told you to go to church it was for a reason, the same reason He told us to keep the Sabbath, a Holy day of sacred worship for one reason to worship Him then we are to do it, it is a commandment do or fry kind of thing! You know it would be a real bummer to die once and then have to do it again for eternity continually! For I’m really afraid, if you can’t take the time or you’re just too lazy to go to church; I think He will most likely give you the same compliment and not bother you or tire you out on the day of the rapture, He won’t want to put you out! You’re too good to go get in His presence now; you will be too good for the day of rapture too I’m sure of it. Kind of one of those things damned if you do and damned if you don’t, because if you go because you feel you have to, to be saved, then you’re going for the wrong reason anyway and you are going to be damned. There is only one reason why you should be there, to worship Him, and that is out of the deep sincere love of your heart, which is the only way any of us are going to make heaven.
This is one of our new jobs and that is to be in His presence in worshipping Him, and the other is following the leading of His Spirit or His will in other words, we are called His servants for a reason we are to serve Him if we aren’t, then we are like the servant that hid the Lord’s talent and I guarantee, if you are not about His business when He returns He will take from what He gave you and you’re not going to like what’s coming next with all the gnashing of teeth and everything, doesn’t sound like something I want to get involved in! If you don’t get into fellowship with God’s people and receive and pray and worship God in the Holy Ghost; for those who do are those who are the overcomers mentioned in Rev.2:25-29 and chapter 3 for we find the overcomers will receive the bright and morning star which is Jesus in Rev.22: 16I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. God changes not neither do His gifts, James1:17 and 1Cor13:13 leads us to the next topic Love.
The greatest gift that we get is love, without it we fry in Hell, Love the Lord your God is the first commandment, to love means to love man as yourself, which is the Royal Law spoken of in James2:8 and Matt.7:12. We see in the 2nd. Chapter of James he talks about love but in the first chapter we see the most important point that he wants to start off with is our faith. Without our faith all of this is in vain, now if Satan can make you lose your faith in one aspect of God’s will for you Satan wins. This is a war people; we wrestle not with powers of this world but against supernatural powers of evil. How are we going to win a war unless we take on the weapons of a supernatural saviour, Eph.6:1-24? These scriptures teach us how we are to accomplish this, all of our marching orders are in the Bible; all of our hidden routes to the kingdom of God are in the Bible. All of our secret tactics, weapons, defenses, and all of God’s love is our ace in the whole. When all else fails we can fall on our face and repent and ask our merciful God to pick us up and put the pieces of our lives back together again, Luk.18:13-14.
It doesn’t matter when it comes to salvation and who has come and gone on before us, and how they did it when it comes to the Lord, this is your journey. The Bible is God’s way of revealing His plan of salvation; we cannot add to or take away from anything in it. We see a lot of ministers not preaching hell and the saving power of the blood of the Lamb of God for our sins and the infilling of the Holy Ghost, these subjects are what they feel are to spooky or are not sophisticated enough for today’s church, but I would rather preach it and not lose one soul than to have them fry not knowing it! They think that kind of preaching is dark ages but it is unto salvation and it is by the blood of Christ that we are saved, this is why they preach man’s religion instead of the gospels because they feel today’s man is too sophisticated for salvation of the truth which is revealed in the gospels, because it is easier to preach what today’s people want because they have twitching ears, Gal.1:8-9; Rev.22:18-19 and 2Tim4:1I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; 2Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. 3For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
If we take off on our own agenda while we are preaching we are in fact taking you to the right hand or the left off the straight and narrow path spoken of by Jesus, Matt7:14; modern preacher do not want to preach that we must deny ourselves but God does, Rom.8:5-8. Hard to take but this is God’s way, Jesus said to deny self and to pick up our cross, there is no other way to put it, we are to give up our lives to Him if we don’t, we are in fact saying one thing, that we are ashamed to be associated with our Lord. If we have not picked up our cross but yet we are still trying to follow Him in trying to be religious we are fooling ourselves because we are in fact worshipping Him the way we want to and not His way! We are still lost and He will say depart from Me, I never knew you and many will profess, Lord we have cast out demons in your name but, I will profess I never knew you depart from Me you worker of iniquities, Matt.7:13-23, see worship is just like salvation, it is done His way not ours!
When it comes to the Holy Ghost you either speak in tongues as the spirit gives the utterance or you have fallen short of the blessed event. When you do receive it you are going to want to tell everyone all about it. Plus you will be able to prophesy, according to your faith; you will have gifts of the Spirit for the Spirit will equip you for your calling. Many are called few are chosen, those who have humbled themselves and used their faith are those who can move mountains, by the power of our Lord God working in us just as He did when He was on earth, read the scriptures, Jesus wants us to do miracles so the Father will be glorified, if anyone is preaching otherwise, I guess we know who gave him his theology degree, he got it straight from Satan.
God gives everyone a measure of faith, but it is up to us to exercise our faith in order for it to grow. Just like a child does when he listens to every word his parents say to him, it takes that kind of faith, a dying faith. Children do as they are told until they find out they want what they want and can get away with it, this is the inherited sin nature taking hold at a young age. This is the nature of sin it is just this strong.
Paul was instructing Timothy in how to get people ready for God to use them, there are many people in God’s kingdom, some are chosen before they born to do great and wond-rous things these are those who are made of gold and silver that we see in 2Tim.2: 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: we see these vessels being made all the way down to earth and clay vessels; these are those who are of base or filthy or an abomination to God’s presence. But God; has a way where there could not have been a way, but God makes a way when someone purges himself and comes to know God in all righteousness. We see this is verse 21 of 2Tim. From these (as in the worldly people and this worlds emerging church) the Lord will pull out from among them, those He can use to be a vessel unto honor (something our Lord God Jesus will use) sanctified (set apart, a peculiar people) and meet (good) for the masters use and prepared unto (for everything) every good work (with confirmation of power of the Holy Spirit): Which can only be about His, our Lord’s Business making disciples of all nations, then will the end come when all nations have had the gospel of our Lord Jesus as saviour preached to them and when the last person receives the gift of the Holy Ghost He will return for His church, the overcomers who have made themselves ready for Him, Matt24:14; Marl13:10 and Revelations. These are God’s own words and God cannot lie.
If you have not, it is because you ask a miss James4:3 but God will find the base things of this earth to use to confound the wisdom of man’s thinking, such as the debased and filthy, those who have been redeemed, like me to preach His word. God is not a respecter of man and when we lose our respect for ourselves and give ourselves to Him with all our hearts, then He will use us for His glory, this is the only way to become His. To be used by Him for His glory and His kingdom to come; this is why we must reach out to others to come to Him, because this is a commandment, Matt.28:19-20; Mark16:15; Luke24:47.
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We see in Jeremiah that he was trying to get Israel back from backsliding. Today we face the same problems in our churches, we find that if one is not progressing toward God in coming to know who He is and His name, we are still backsliding because we have not moved forward in the truth of His scriptures, John8:24. Jesus said that you will die in your sins, for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins. This tells me one thing, if we are not seeking the mind of Christ we are backsliding because we are not getting any closer to knowing who Jesus is. Many people think they know God but they are taught about the Father as a person of the Godhead, God only has one head and that is attached to Jesus, God is the same Spirit that hovered over the water in Gen.1:2 and the same Spirit we worship in truth and in Spirit, John4:23-24: Which the true worshippers of the true church of God all know the God manifested Himself in the flesh and that Jesus is that flesh. We are to worship Him. 1Tim3:16 and John1:1-14 we see God became flesh we beheld His glory. The disciples Peter, James, and John the author of this Book of the gospel, saw His glory when Jesus transformed Himself. He is letting us know who He is in Isa.44: 6Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God. 7And who, as I, shall call, and shall declare it, and set it in order for me, since I appointed the ancient people? And the things that are coming, and shall come, let them shew unto them, and Jesus fulfilled all of this in the flesh.
The Angel of God (Gabriel) told Joseph not to put Mary away because the Holy thing that she conceived is of God, this means that 1st. the Holy thing spoken of is the Holy Spirit which is God and is of God and not separated from God the Holy Thing being born to Mary is of God as in Himself or it would be from God. Jesus said I and My Father are one in John10:30 so this blows the trinity theory out of the water because the trinity says they are separate. Jesus is the manifestation of Holy Spirit, God in the flesh. This leads us to Isa.9: 6For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, and The Prince of Peace. See all these are not persons but they are all titles of one person Jesus!
The Mighty God is confirmed in the new age of grace with a new covenant of salvation brought from God for His chosen people who know His name. By confirmation of an angel from God, Gabriel, came by God’s direction to give us revelation of what God was doing by faith we receive, Matt.1:18. Mary was found with child of the Holy Ghost which is God in her, because God is a spirit and cannot be separated from Himself when He is omnipresent to begin with, A house divided cannot stand, Matt.12:25; Mark3:25, John4:23. If anyone would know He was God Himself in the flesh it was Jesus; I and the Father which is the title of God are One John10:30; 12:45 God is not the author of confusion, what is more confusing, God being manifested in the flesh and is in fact Jesus, or some Trinity thing where we are supposed to worship three deities that proceed from some Godhead, now this sounds more confusing than the oneness of God in Jesus as our Lord and saviour? This is why we cannot worship the Father as part of the God head; all the aspects or characteristics and natures of God and His actions are all holy and righteous, just because He created earth and the universe and everything in it and got the title of Father doesn’t make a person, if we were to worship that we would be worshipping His abilities of creating material substances (which is a form of idolatry) from God instead of worshipping the originator of the substances.
In the theory of the triune God we see that God is made up of three persons that make up one God head. First off Jesus said My Father and I are one, John10:30, so this means Jesus is God because the Father is God. The Holy Spirit is God not some part of the trinity, John4:24. So there cannot be three parts or persons of anything when Jesus is one with God the Father who is the Holy Ghost that put Himself in Mary, John8:23And He (Jesus) said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. John3: 31He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all. 32And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony. 33He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true, John15:26. 34For He (Jesus) whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit (Himself) by measure unto him (Thus all the fulness of the Godhead was in Jesus reconciling the world unto Himself 2Cor.5:19). 35The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. 36He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. Because Jesus is God with all the spirit without measure means just that because there is no division of the Spirit it is still one as in the whole Spirit of God dwelling in Jesus without limits without measure as in one. John8: 24I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am He (God as in one you shall not have any other God before Me, God cannot be divided or taken apart, omnipresent), ye shall die in your sins 1John5:20.
Some philosopher said that the Spirit of God is the essence of God that does the physical work of God and is sent out to do the will of God and that the Father has the same ability to usher out the Spirit and the Spirit proceeds from the Son as well but stop and think about it God has angels for His servants and us to do His will and the angels get their orders from God, God is the Holy Spirit (John4:24) and if He wants something done He does it Himself as the Holy Spirit and speaks it into existence, or allows one of His children do it in faith, Gen. remind you of anything as in, let there be, the Spirit is the Father but the Father is just that a title of an action which cannot be a true person with flesh and blood as Jesus is a true person, of the Spirit thus the Father (Title of God) and I are One this is why Jesus could do nothing but what the Spirit had Him do, and this is why Jesus was in such agony in the garden and sweat blood Luke22:44, but if you were learned in the scriptures we would have no need for this teaching as in Heb.5:11Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing. 12For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. 13For every one that useth milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. 14But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
The Holy Ghost is God not some external spirit proceeding forth of His will but in fact is God in action and at rest, they (God and the Holy Spirit) are ONE IN THE SAME; God is undividable, God is all around us and permeates through us just as He holds the universe together by His word but not only that, He is around it and through it, all at the same time, thus He is one with it and us, what or whoever He puts Himself in Just as with Mary He put Himself in Her and her seed with Him in it grew in Her until it was full God Man in Jesus all man and all God, John1:1-14; Col2: 9For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead (Omnipresence, Omnipotence, Omniscience this is the Godhead) bodily.
The Holy Ghost is who God is even in Jesus human form, it was the spirit in Him who did the works I can do nothing of Myself it is the Father (title of God who is the Holy Spirit refer to John4:24) in Me He doeth the works, John14: 10Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
God said you shall not have any Gods before Me, so why would anyone upset God worshipping one of His Holy actions instead of worshipping Him, in person, in the flesh to the very one that redeemed us. Who is going to have every knee bowed before Him on judgment day? Acts4:12: There is no other name given by which we must be saved Acts 4:12; we find out why in Romans8:9-8So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. 9But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. 10And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
If Christ is in you, you have God in you, they are one in the same all the fulness just as scripture says all the fulness of the Godhead was in Jesus Christ our God in the flesh, 2Cor5:19. Col.2:1-15, because this was the operation of God in person, which we might be saved in His Name in baptism and washed in the blood of the Lamb of God and filled with God’s, own Spirit in Christ Jesus, Romans8:9.
Man was created in God’s image, so God is the first original man and we all are copies of God and Jesus is the first time God made Himself flesh thus the Son (flesh) of Man (God), this is not to say Jesus is the son of God as another person. And we are all God’s children whether we are obedient or rebellious, we are His children to scold correct or to bless and give joy, and peace of mind knowing we are in His will doing His blessedness in Judgment, and in truth= Righteousness, Exo.33:19; 34:10 and remember the Lord is the same today yesterday and tomorrow!
Jesus was God made of flesh of a woman this is why He who knew no sin became sin for all of us, Jesus was baptized of John the Baptist so all righteousness was done, one reason in the Old Testament, the sacrifice was always washed (baptized) in the basin before you could offer it up in the fire for a sweet savor unto the Lord. The sacrifice must be sanctified first before it can be accepted. These are some of the operations God put forth in order to worship Him correctly, God changes not He has a set of proper proceedings as in some traditions as well as a scriptural way to worship Him it is not our way it is His way in order for our worship to be of righteousness to Him!
Jesus who knew no sin but was all flesh and the Spirit of our God in Him, Jesus still had to purify the flesh because of the inherited sin from Adam that was inherited to all of humanity from the Garden of Eden to Mary and to you and me as well, Rom.3:23.
For all righteousness to be fulfilled we must be baptized in the name of Jesus, to receive remission of sins by invoking His name over us at baptism. This is the operation God has given His children to be saved; then He will give us His Spirit if we ask Him, sometimes you receive the Holy Ghost before baptism many of those people have a calling on them from the Lord to go out and be of public service to Him, Acts2:38-39. Even after one has repented and baptized in Jesus name and receives the Holy Spirit, the flesh and carnality can become a problem and start ruling man’s heart again, this is called backsliding but we can backslide without going back to the flesh, we can backslide by staying still and not learning how to have the mind of Christ our Lord Jesus, unless we know what God wants from us how are we going to be in His will and be saved?
Jesus said He wants us to go deny ourselves and pick up our cross and be about His work that the Father gave Him we also must be about the same work, 1st things first that none should perish, thus go forth and make disciples of all nations, starting in your own family, home town, and spreading out from there. So many churches of today are like those of Rev. 3:14-22 they have a form of Godliness but lack the power thereof because they worship according to their way and not in truth of a pure faith and in the proper ways of the Lord because we must not forget that His ways are not ours, we must worship Him as He ordained His church to worship Him in Spirit and in truth. In Full Faith of His Glory in Us in All Faith of the Operations of Signs and Wonders, Mark16:15-20!! They that are in the flesh cannot please God, so we had better start learning how to operate in the Spiritual realm to be one with God in the Spirit because God is a Spirit, John4:24. We should strive to get to the upper levels of spirituality so that as we work in the supernatural it becomes our true natural state and no longer called supernatural but our natural state! If we are His children we will in Faith believing!
There are only three ways of reaching this perfection as to what we are supposed to be looking for if we are truly God’s children, Matt5:48. God did not put this scripture here in His instruction Book if it were not obtainable, with man this is impossible but God all things are possible in faith believing or Jesus would not have preached on it! Any preaching of this sort is not in any of our new emerging churches! Preachers who have not a clue of the presence of being baptized in the Holy Ghost because they do not speak in tongues to begin with, or felt the power of God in them or they would be preaching this doctrine, Gal.1:8-9 refer to Rev.22:18-19; Deu.4:2!
Satan can attack our faith and have us doubt one thing that God has given us in His words and Satan wins our souls, 2Cor12:7 if Satan will attack Paul and try to mess with his mind Satan will do it to you too, because without faith it is impossible to please God period, in our weaknesses God is made strong, so that when a sign or a wonder happens or dare yet I say it, a miracle happens, there is no doubt from which it comes, but our Lord in us! Heb.11:6! Read Hebrew6:1-20 shows us that we are powerful and have the promises of God and if Jesus said we could have it then we can have it because God cannot lie, His word will not come back void of its intentions, it is from our lack of faith, get with the program of God and He will confirm His working in you!
We have no choice; we must believe every one of God’s irrefutable scriptures as stated in 2Tim3:16-17 or perish! 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: This is how we get perfect as in Matt.5:48. Both verses it means the same thing that man might obtain a unity with the Lord our God in a Spiritual nature, which some call a supernatural nature but it should be natural to God’s children: Which it is, if you go to the correct churches, who preach His truths, and the gospel of the apostles, Acts2:42, 47; Ehp.4:4.
If we are to be His chosen children we cannot be any part of this world in our flesh nature, we must be set apart from the world as a peculiar people. We must shun all of this world’s natural thoughts and endeavors; to be of a carnal nature is (Romans8:7-8) to have the second death reign in our lives. God’s Holy Bible is just that, it is His Holy Words that His people will learn to live or die by; it is up to us which one it will be! We either follow His words and live or do as we see fit and die, one or the other there is not a middle gray area! I refer you to Ecc.12: 11The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies (Apostles of Jesus), which are given from one shepherd (Jesus). 12And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.13Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil. Be ye Holy for I am Holy Lev.11:44-45 and 1Thes.4:7 God changes not, if we are to be judged we will not be judged by this world’s rules, Jesus said the words that He spoke will judge the world because He spoke the words from the Spirit or the Father (John10:30) by God speaking to us by Himself in the flesh. If we want to live with God we and better know every scripture in this Holy Bible and His commandments, John14:15. If you love Me you will keep My commandments, real simple for God’s people to understand. From Gen. to Rev. those who have made themselves ready are those who have made themselves Holy, Righteous and Perfect allowing the will of God to move in them and to direct their every move. By God’s righteousness and holiness in us we will overcome this world and its lusts of the flesh! When we give ourselves to Him unconditionally! If we have anything between God and ourselves we might as well be worshipping an idol, John12:25-26 and verses 45-50.
Because Jesus is the Father John10:45; 14:1-31 if you can read through these verses and not find out who Jesus is then you need divine revelation from Jesus Himself like He gave to Paul, because no one comes to Jesus unless the Father (Holy Spirit, God Himself) shows you who He is and how He does things and why and without the Baptism of the Holy Spirit this is only possible with God enlightening you, John6:44, 65 don’t be like those in verse 66. John14:16-31, this same Spirit is Jesus’ Spirit refer to verse18 Jesus said He would come to us which He does in the baptism of the Holy Ghost spoken of by Jesus in John3:5, this is when we become enlightened in all truths which gives us the ability to seek out His word and understand them, by doing them and turning away from this carnal nature and submitting to the will of God in all things by keeping all of His commandments not just the ones we want to, all of them, this is how we truly become His mothers, brothers, and sisters, Matt.10:34-42. When we lose ourselves and submit to God by doing His work, we then will find ourselves destined for Eternal Glory, and not until then, we must put God first in our lives will all of our hearts, mind, soul, and strength or we are burnt toast in the lake of fire forever, just that simple we must judge ourselves according to His scriptures in order to make His heaven, we are just fooling ourselves and are going to perish if we do not!
The flesh cannot please God so we must change and be born anew, born again, in the Spirit or perish forever in the Lake of Fire, prepared for those who say we don’t have to speak in tongues anymore or the Holy Spirit’s gifts aren’t being poured out anymore these are false doctrines from Satan himself to get God’s elect, by creating a lack of faith.
God changes not, He requires the same standards today as He did in Adam and Eve’s days we need to be Holy, Righteous, Perfect, as in Moral in dress and Hair and clothes jewelry, in what we watch, what we listen to, who we hang around and socialize with. We are going to be judged according to God’s rules and by every scripture in His Holy Bible so we had better learn every verse in it; if we are going to be judged by His word, this is our eternal life we are talking about. Jesus said what if a man will gain the world, but what will he give for his soul? There is nothing we can give that Jesus wants but our love and service to Him, by doing all of His commandments and His will for us, so we had better learn what that is and be doing it when He gets back, or you’re not going to like your new home! Those who keep not the Lord’s commandments are sinners, that plain and simple to the Lord, we are to obey the Lord and to tremble and fear His wrath because He is God the creator and we are the created!
Live it or die, you might as well go join the atheist society, if you leave one thing undone you might as well have been in the world. God must come first in our being or we will be lost and unless you truly love Him he will not be yours. This is hard preaching, but good preaching, it is to get you stirred up in your spirit, but yet it is good preaching because it is scriptural, John14:15 and 15:14 funny how the Lord works isn’t it? The outcome won’t be too funny though, if we miss the mark, and don’t learn to come to know Him as our Lord and keep all of His words. He gave us these words of His so none would perish so all could have life eternal! Which is no problem to those who have His Spirit in control of their lives and study scripture daily and keep if fresh in their minds, Matt.12:48-50; Luke8:15; John15:14 as well you can chase this subject all over the Bible because it is going to be required and is a requirement of the Lord, unless we have a daily walk with God we are lost He said pick up our cross daily means to pray and seek His face while being on ours.
When God’s children have received revelation from God we are to run with it to all of families, friends and whosoever will. But God our Lord has given us revelation to draw them in that none should perish. If we do not relay what He has given us He will take it away from us, the ability to discern as well as the other gifts if you don’t use them you are going to lose them because if you are ashamed of Him he will withdraw Himself from you. Luke8:15-21 these are those who have received His words and we put ourselves on a Hill as a beacon or a candle on top of a candle stick so that we can draw all to us so that they may see the light and the error of their ways. If we do not use what we have been given, then in fact this is a form of backsliding in the ways of the Lord, because all Jesus ever did was to go on and on teaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, so that everyone could find their way to God. If we ever get to a point where we stop growing in Christ we are in danger of backsliding straight to Hell. Paul teaches us that we have to be careful how we build onto the church of God, we are called to preach and teach and to edify His church with our presence and in working for the Lord, 1Cor.1:26-31, so this means even you are to be used of God in teaching and preaching.
These things that are weak and of no account of man’s world, God uses to save those that are lost. The same that were lost, even those that at one time were reprobates, God can fill with the Holy Ghost and use to confound this world, so no man may glory in himself, to God be the glory we have been redeemed! Not to sit idly by, but to participate in His world to redeem the lost, John4:35. 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. Just do it we must be about His business when He returns or perish. This is the reason why Jesus said we must be born again in order to keep His commandments and to be able to do His work that He sent us to go and do!! John3:3; 5.
We must seek His Spirit, in us so that we can add to His church correctly by the leading of His Spirit and His word from the only book that brings life to all who hear His words given by His prophets, scribes, and apostles, moved or picked up by the Holy Spirit and wrote His words as being lifted up and lead along with Him leading them into all truths.
This is how we will overcome by being able to be in the Spirit with our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ by being in the Spirit when He comes back, Luke18:8. We lose our faith in just one of God’s scriptures we have lost everything; to lose salvation for an inch you might as well stay in the world and lose it by a mile. Matt.10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. 35For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. 36And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. 37He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me (They are Hell bound). 39He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it. 40He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. 41He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward (Rev.19:10, Jesus is the spirit of prophesy); and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. 42And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward. We are called to be sent out and to preach this gospel of Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God!
In these last days Satan is pulling out all his tricks because he knows his time is short, he is not going to stop at anything; we have the power over Satan, if you have been born again in the Spirit with evidences of speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives the utterances. Satan only has power if we give it to him! God changes not and whatever God does He has always made it known by His Spirit filled apostles, prophets, evangelist, preachers, and teachers.
We have too many teaching without the Spirit of truth given by one power, one authority, and one church, Ehp.4. We must attend church because it is a commandment, for sake not the assembly for we must keep to His word in these last days even more so, Heb.10: 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. As we see the day approaching why would or should we back off as He is coming so much nearer. We should be drawn closer to Him by His words in our hearts.
The Lord said to come out from among this untoward generation, to set ourselves apart from the nations and to become a priestly nation a Godly people; it was for Israel back in the Old Testament and it is for us today in God’s church, Exo.19:6 and Isa.43:3-4. We are precious in His sight if we keep ourselves to Him in all His ways, statutes, sayings, judgments, and commandments, because we have to keep them all. This doesn’t mean we get to do as we always have from the beginning so the grace may abound, God will receive you in your sinful state but you must have repented and continue to repent and keep your-self holy and righteous, 1Pet.4:16-19; Rom.6:1-23. Remember unless our righteousness exceeds that of the Pharisees we are in trouble and in no wise enter into the Kingdom of God., Matt.5:20. This is our gospel which is hid from the world because this world has been blinded from the truth by Satan; Satan is working overtime turning this world away from the truth as much and as far as possible. Even those who think they are the elect, which seems to be all those people that want God there way; the way where you don’t have to change and everyone in the church looks just like everyone in the world. These are all lies being brought out by a church that neither knows God and has not a clue to the operations of God’s church, 2Cor.4:1-18. We are not to be looking for things of this world or the knowledge of this world but of the knowledge that is given by the Spirit of truth, that this world cannot receive, John14:17.
If your church does not operate or preach by anointing of the Holy Ghost, if you are in a worldly church you will know that when you walk into it and the people look just like the people that are in the world. For many of them could not even go out of the way to put on different clothes to wear in the presence of God than what they wear in the world.
God told woman not to cut their hair because it is her glory, her crown of glory, this is her separation from man and in her child bearing she will be sanctified for the propitiation of mankind came through her seed as well as our saviour. These are some of the things that the angels look into because the angels are to keep the children of God safe after birth from the woman.
God took all the jewelry from the Israelites in the desert because they became vain with their haughtiness and when the man of God left to receive word from God they used their jewelry to make themselves a god and they began to worship the pagan god of the calf and to have sexual fornications, and orgies which stemmed from being in Egypt to long and worshipping the Egyptians gods and with all the jewelry they were acting out the same way we become when we are prideful and flaunt our possessions as Hezekiah did that lost the kingdom after his death. These little sins, they in turn become big sins against God without our even knowing it.
God put a distinction between man and woman because it was not good for him to be by himself, God said I will give man a help meet. This is why woman is for man from man, man today as well as back then is supposed to have preeminence over woman. Today we see woman running for political office but yet this is part of prophetic scripture coming true, scripture says in the last days we will be governed by women and children, Isa3:12. This is not the original intent of God because God does not allow confusion for it is an abomination (SIN) to Him; when scripture talks about something being a shame; a shame is the same as a sin to God. For this reason women are not to cut their hair for it is a shame for her to worship with her head uncovered or cut. This is how the pagan women worshipped with their hair shorn or shaved for the act of fornication in the pagan high places, 1Cor.11:6. Women are not to wear pants for there is a distinction between man and woman, and man, it is a shame to wear long hair as a woman, these are sins (confusion an abomination) to God. 1Cor.11:1-34 these are God’s rules and His righteousness, that are carried out by His children in remembrance of our Father’s wishes to us but commandments to those who do not want to submit, to those we have no such ordinances, 16But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God. Because they are none of His and are foolishness to this man’s worldly churches!
We have to become His totally or He will be ashamed of us. Men are not to wear their hair long, no earrings, tattoos, body piercing, now this does not mean He will not accept you if you have these things, but once you come to know Him, we are bought with a price and are in fact no longer ours but His temple for the Holy Ghost to dwell in, bottom line is this we are to be a holy people set apart a peculiar people unto the Lord our God, Deu.14:2; Lev.19:28; 1Kings18:28; 1Tim.6:3-5 etc. Check these scriptures also, Like1:75; Acts3:12; Rom.1:4; 2Cor.7:1; Eph.4:24; Titus2:3; Heb.12:10.
He gave us His ordinances, sayings, statutes, judgments, doctrines, and commandments, they are all the same to be followed and adhered to, this is what is going to separate His church from the world. Those who have made His will; their own will; and have prepared themselves for His coming; these are the true overcomers that was spoken of in Rev.1, 2 and 3: For we are about to see the greatest event that has ever been witnessed by man for two thousand years; our Lord God and saviour, walking and talking to us in person on earth, that is the reason I believe His rapture is coming for us to get us ready to come back with Him to rule with a rod when He comes back to get His people the Israelites, we will rule with Him in that millennium period or age. This is one of the mysteries that are spoken of in the world, which is no mystery at all if you look to scripture. God has always had a people; He will always have a people who have seriously received His word: As truth and are attempting to live it out in the power of the Holy Ghost. We of ourselves are flesh in human nature unless we put on the Spirit of the Holy Ghost and allow Him to operate in our lives we are then in the Spirit and if we are anything but in the Spirit we are in the flesh and are filthy still, Rev.22:11. Unless we allow God to rule in our hearts, mind, and soul, we have not overcome this world. We cannot worship two masters, this world and those in it or God; it has to be one or the other. We can’t love or treasure this world, for what you love and treasure this is where your heart is also, Matt.6:19-24.
If we are slack in one thing we will be slack in many. It is a commandment to seek the Lord out with all diligence, Lu.16:10-17. It is easier for earth to pass away than for one of God’s commandments to pass away. This is exactly what is going to happen, the heavens and earth will pass away, but My (Jesus’) words will never pass away, Isa.40:8; 1Peter1:25; Psa.119:89; Matt.24:35: For my truth lies in His word, Isa.40:7-13. We are only as righteous as we allow the Lord our God Jesus the room to work in us. Lord help me strip myself clean so I can have more room for you in my life, more of you Lord and less of me, in Jesus name, John3:30 we all must decrease to allow Jesus to increase in us, Gal.3:1-18.
Flesh cannot please God we must remove ourselves from our carnal fleshly nature and learn to be like our lord and saviour freely giving to others unto death of self so that we can take on the heart and mind of Christ in us, Romans8:39. Spirit, we find life, the flesh we find the second death, oh, how miserable we are without our Lord’s Spirit in us!! John3:3, 5; Acts2:38, 39, Acts4:12. In word or deed all things must be done in the name of the Lord, 1Cor10:31; Col.3:17. Live by the word of God or perish by the word of God your choice, 1Cor.3:16Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 17If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. If you have been born of the Spirit and speak as the Spirit gives you the utterance, then you are none of His, Ro.8:9, Acts2:1-47 we are to follow all the apostles doctrines and no others!
We can go to all the Sunday school classes and attend all the services but unless we believe as we hear and do as we are being taught, we are just fooling ourselves. We talk a good story and we know all scripture but live a lie, for our faith is lying dormant without works to shine in the glory of God’s grace. The Lord requires total obedience, hopefully we can still remember Saul, in the book of Samuel, God was and still is looking for obedience not sacrifices of repentances over and over for the same thing over and over again, that we know in our hearts God doesn’t want to see us doing; God seeks obeying servants, who put God first in their lives, just as the old adage “actions speak louder than words”. Search the scriptures and see if it is not true, we need total devotion to the Lord for our salvation to be affective; 14And Samuel said, What meaneth then this bleating of the sheep in mine ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear? We can think we are in the Lord’s way and still be doing just what we want just like Saul and be on our way to Hades with him: 1Sam.15:22, 23; Psa.40:6-8 see I’m preaching good stuff here refer to verse 9; Isa.1:10-20 better listen to what the Lord our God has to say! Mic.6:8-9; 2Tim2:1-26; 2Cor.6:1-18; Last the church of this new Emerging Church Era Rev.18; repent, get right, and get ready to leave this age!
This Bible; God’s own words, are our Eternal future to God’s Kingdom if we abide in them, as scripture beseeches us to do!! Receive ye the words of the Lord: Today is the day of salvation; for the door is going closed, to never open again and outside there will be gnashing of teeth, wailing, and a worm that dieth not, chasing you to the bottomless pit of Hell’s Fire, filled with: remorse, filled with: the things left undone, filled with: things that are too late to correct, filled with: a time left too late to heal wounds of relationships, filled with: a time that is too late for you, to be redeemed by our Lord and Saviour our God our sweet Jesus, He is calling all of us to come to know Him and to seek Him with all our hearts, minds, strength, and most importantly of all our souls!! Eternity without the Lord is going to be too long for any to bear, but you will have plenty of company, you will have this fleshy, worldly, people, and all the carnality you can stand; with all of Satan’s perfect tormentors: for this reason God has left them in place for that one reason; for all that think they have all they need and need not a God or a Lord teaching, instructing, and loving a child trying to get that unruly child back in line, Romans2: 3And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God? 4Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? So I will end this with a few last verses for you to look up and meditate on: Jer.16:11-12; 21: Read the first part of chapter 16 of Jer. if the Lord will not spare His children how much more are the true Gentiles (the unbelievers and those who say we have time yet still to repent) going to suffer? 2Cor.5:19, 20, 21 and 2Cor.6:2!! Jeremiah17:4: for ye have kindled a fire in mine anger, which shall burn forever. Luke12:49I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled? But Jesus was talking about the Holy Spirit that was to follow Him after He has been glorified. Jesus was talking about the Holy Spirit when He was talking to Nicodemus in Jn.3:3-8. We must be born again of water and His Spirit or we are none of Him, Ro.8:9. This was the baptism John the Baptist was speaking of when He said one coming after me was preferred before him because He was before him, as in from eternity, He will baptize you not many days from hence, with the baptism of the Holy Ghost and with Fire!
Evidences of the Fire!
Is.28:9Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.
10For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:
11For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.
12To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.
13But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.
14Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.
15Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
16Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
Joel.2: 28And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
29And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
Acts2:1And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
2And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
3And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
4And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance: (Evidence of the Indwelling of “The Holy Spirit!”)!
1Thes.5: 11Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
12And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;
13And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves.
14Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.
15See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
17Pray without ceasing.
18In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
19Quench not the Spirit.
20Despise not prophesyings.
21Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
22Abstain from all appearance of evil.
23And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
24Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
25Brethren, pray for us.
26Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss.
27I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.
28The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
This is why we don’t have revival in our churches because the ministers are not preaching faith in God’s Holy Bible, every word is God breathed by the Holy Spirit and we will be held accountable to every word spoken in His Book of salvation! Jesus died and the Holy Spirit printed this book with the blood of the martyrs, prophets, disciples, ministers, preachers, and Apostles who have followed Jesus in word and deed. How much more are we to do? None are; we are to do all the above and whatever His Spirit calls us to do! This is walking in the Spirit and not by sight of the flesh! Mt.12:48But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?
49And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!
50For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother. These are those who have answered the call, many are called but few will be chosen… why? Because they have done just as James said, you must do and hear not just hear only; we must be a doer and a hearer, Jm.2:20But 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.
You see we can talk all about the Lord and know all things which He has said, but if we do not put our faith in working order and walk in faith believing in Him and His every word we will be lost still! Without faith it is impossible to please God! Jesus said, “If you love Me, Keep My commandments, Jn.14:15 Jesus said I am the way the truth and the life no one comes to the Father but by Me, and we cannot be by Him unless He is dwelling inside our Spirit and we are one with Him and if we are one with Him would we not be doing as He did? With man this is impossible but with Jesus in us we become and can do all things in His name believing, just as His word said, He cannot lie, His word has been spoken and cannot come back void of what it was intended to do! If we have no power than you are not of Him! 2Tm.3:5Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. These kind of people are why our churches have no power, they have never been baptized in Jesus’ name, the only name by which salvation comes with the power of remission to sin, Ac.4:12; 2:38-39 without which how can they receive His Spiritual baptism if they have not kept the letter of the commandment of His Word? It won’t work any other way but His way. Mt.4:4 and Lk.4:4And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God. When we start doing just exactly what our Lord told us to do by His Holy Prophets and Apostles, then we will experience life changing revivals, with signs, miracles, and wonders! Heb.13:8Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever. Mal.3:6For I am the LORD, I change not; You see the Lord changes not and we cannot have these supernatural things unless we become like Him in our flesh, which is impossible unless we put the flesh down or under subjection and allow our Spirit to become one with His as in Jn.15:1-17 all stems from keeping His word, then Chapter 17 is for those who do as he said to do! We need to become one with our Lord in Spirit and in Truth, Jn.4:23-24 because He has poured out His Spirit on all flesh it is a gift but we have to learn how to pick it up and use it! We cannot use it without faith, and faith cometh by the hearing of His word and speaking it in His name, for there is all power in that name! We have no power because you believe not, you have no faith because our ministers are preaching this none since that this is not for us anymore, we cannot have any miracles unless we agree with our God and let Him work through us, Amos.3:3Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
James said it perfectly you have not because you ask a miss! People are always asking for things to help them and their little miserable existence in this natural world! I am and will always have thorns in my side as Paul did but I will not seek a prayer that will not bring glory to my Lord and His name! Out of my weakness my Lord’s glory is manifested because I am a walking miracle! I would rather go to heaven lame and broken, but saved; speaking in tongues glorifying our Lord in a heavenly language, prophesying of His great glories and majesty, with a testimony, of how wonderful His mercy is on those who call on the name of Jesus with a sincere heart, with a contrite heart, with a broken heart, full of repentances ready to do just as our Lord instructed us, Go and sin no more; unless a worse thing come upon you, Jn.5:14 and 8:11, every word of this Bible is Gospel which means Word of God, “God’s Good News,” Jesus said you search scriptures and think you have salvation but they are of Me, from Gen. to Rev. every word is Jesus’ own Words given to us by His Spirit, Jn.14:18, when He poured out the Holy Spirit upon all flesh this prophecy became fact, He surely did come unto us who have received Him! Beings Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever; then we must have all power just as the disciples who have received His Spirit in the upper room, we are in the same age and have received the same Spirit as they did, and all gifts from above are with repentance or changing, Ro.11:29 and Jm.1:17! Jesus said if we have faith we can move mountains, so if we do not teach on faith and believing His every word how are we to believe? Faith cometh by hearing and how are they to hear unless we preach it and how are we to preach it unless we have been called! So evidently there are a lot of ministers just getting their bellies fed by His word, and are deceiving a lot of people preaching another gospel that Pau was speaking about to those who have twitching ears, why; because they cannot humble their proud selves to our Lord and saviour! They have not received this gift of the Spirit which when received allows us to move mountains in all faith! They receive not because they ask a miss, they have not humbled themselves unto death to self, and allowed Jesus to come in and operate in them. Because they have not the proper love it takes to submit everything we have and to give it all to Jesus and let Him have us and everything we are; to be used for His Glory! This is how we become His servants a minister is a servant to all not just Jesus but to all people we have no dominion over anyone or ourselves we are blown where the Spirit blows us for His Glory to Glory and grace to grace, Jn.1:16-17! With one objective and that is to receive the lost and make them our Lord’s new servants making disciples everywhere we go! These are commandments by our Lord; He said if we are ashamed of Him before man He will be ashamed of us before all! Anything that is a shame to our Lord is an abomination and will not be in His presence, it will be drug off screaming, “my God my God why have You forsaken me?” Those words on the cross were prophetic, God knew what He was doing on that cross, He was there so you and I would not have to face His wrath, of being without His presence, His Spirit in us, Ecc.12:7! This is why we are His temples, some for honor and some for dishonor, read 2Tm.2:19-26 we must rightly divide this word and teach those who oppose themselves to adhere to every word or perish under a false religion of their imagination! If a person puts their word before Holy Scripture they have committed blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, God is a Spirit, and every word is and was written by Holy Spirit filled prophets as they were moved and blown alone in the Spirit and they wrote it as the Spirit moved them, 2Pt.1:21, if we put our word before the Holy Spirit’s words we have just thrown away our salvation, Jesus said I speak as My Father tells me and when we understand the God is a Spirit and there is none but one that is holy as spoken to the young ruler seeking salvation Jesus told him there is none good but my Father which is in heaven, good in Greek and Hebrew meant blameless as in perfect, and there is none perfect but the Spirit, for flesh profiteth nothing, that which is flesh is perishing, so we must adhere to the Spiritual things that our Lord has given us in order to come to Him in Spirit and truth, and when we don’t; we put our word before His we have committed presumptuous sin! Which is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit that was manifested in the flesh and Jesus will judge all sinners with their just rewards, Phip.2:10, unless they come to their senses, 2Tm.2:26: Presumptuous sin will not be forgiven in this life time or the next: That is why many are called and few will be chosen, because they have never truly repented or submitted to the Will of God in their lives! Ro.2:5-11; Gal.6:1-8.
Mt.12:30He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.
31Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.
32And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
So let me ask you something are you gathering or scattering, are you baptized and baptizing converts in the of Jesus Christ and in the Holy Ghost speaking in tongues showing sign, wonder, and prophesying, and have a testimony of our Lord and saviour our God Almighty this Jesus, or are you ashamed and sitting on your talent waiting to give it back to the master and about to hear His scornful words; you that will be thrown to outer darkness were the worm dieth not and the Fire is never quenched, forever to remain unto thine own self, still seeking your own salvation, because if you were seeking His salvation; it only comes by following Him and His Word: Mt.10:37He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
38And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
39He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
40He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.
41He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward, (Rev.19:10); and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward, Mt.5:20.
42And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.
So let me ask you something, are you going to enter into His rest or be forever fighting a worm that dieth not? Which is the least in our natural habitation? Is it not a worm, now who to Jesus is a worm but the lowest life form also; would this not be Satan? Meet your new companion, Amos.3:3Can two walk together, except they be agreed? Did he not say surely you will not die? He was telling the truth, you will not surely die; you will spend eternity in Hell right alongside your new task master! 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. And to all those who believe on His Word as I do, may the Lord open your hardened hearts and receive ye the Holy Spirit and be born-again into a new creature fit for the masters use! Many are called but few will be chosen, Mt.22:12-14: Mt.6:33, Mt.7:7-8; Mt.5:48 Be ye perfect this is what it takes!
With man this is impossible but with the Holy Spirit all things become possible to those who believe!!! if we will only walk in His words ot us, Mt.4:4 and Lk.4:4 see Lk.6:46!