A Jeweled Crown of Glory,
or Fruits of the Spoil to Satan
By Rev. G. L. Boyett
Written in the Last Days, 7/27/2016.
I want to start this lesson off with the word jewel, because we are special jewels unto the Lord. We see in Mal.3:17 And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.
This is because of some people getting together much like today, whenever two or more are gathered in My name I will be in the midst of them. Just for coming together to praise and worship Him we get put in a book of remembrance. Mal.3:16 17 Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name. When we take on His name at our wedding with Him when we go down in the water we become His property, but so much more than that. We become one with Him a bride and a joy, a precious jewel, the apple of His eye, Deu.32:10 He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.
He found us wondering around on His planet earth, and made Himself known to us in Romans 1 we see this, starting in verse 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead (Theiotes; His Eternal Divinity, as the One True God, 1 Jn.5:20; Gal.3:20; Seen in Deu.6:4 & 8:3 and Mt.4:4!); so that they are without excuse: This is the gift of grace given to us for our redemption, because He loved us from creation. He wanted a relationship with someone of His kind that is a living soul who has a spirit, which will return to Him Ecc.12:7 & Heb.12:9, if we are Holy Heb.12:14 as He is Holy, Jn.14:6 see 1 Jn.2:1-6: If we are taught of God and not man’s wisdom, Jer.31:31-34 as seen also in chapter 37 of Ezekiel.
We are one of a kind to Him and in everything else that there is that was created, there is nothing like us that does exist, this is why when we come to Him and are raised out of the water of death to self and into a new world, we become a special person; a Disciple of Jesus Christ born again speaking in a Heavenly Tongue Ac.2:1-4, seen in Jn.3:3-8 Ready to be blown, where He needs us to go for Him. When we receive His Holy Spirit (Jn.20:22 & Ac.11:1-18) and we become one with Him, we become a peculiar people. His jewels, He then cannot keep His eyes off of us. He is always before us in the spirit trying to keep His own in all righteousness; if only we will allow the Spirit to operate in us. For in us lives all truth, and righteousness, when we keep ourselves holy unto Him (Jn.6:63 & 68 & Jn.4:23-24!): we are a well designed tool, even a weapon if you will, when we are wielding His scriptures to the lost souls or against the adversary. Eph.6:13-17 says put on the whole armor of God.
Thanks to Adam and Eve which were God’s first jewels He created in His likeness; sin entered into God’s perfect creation: (Because they listened to someone else instead of Him alone!), which in turn will take a Godly solution to correct the sin, (The temporary solution: The blood of the animals was spilled, for the skins; that God clothed them with, Gen.3:22!). Because of sins power to alter everything in God’s perfect creation (Gen.3:17-19), sin will not be able to be removed until God sees fit to remove it (With His purifications see 2 Pt.3:1-13 and Zech.13:9!). We are very much as like a jewel or gem that is in the ruff (in sin), before we come to the Lord.
If you don’t know what you are looking for and without a well trained eye you could in fact pick up something that looked like a plain old rock; but if you were to throw it away; you would be in fact, in all actuality be throwing away a perfectly good fortune. This is how we appear to God before He picks us up and cleans us off (when we repent) polishes us up (baptism in the only name that counts, in Jesus name) and He starts cutting the facets (He anoints us with His oil the Holy Spirit we are reborn or Born Again, again into His likeness, a new sinless creation of God, 2 Cor.5:17-21) we become jewels (a Diadem), fit for a righteous King; a KING of kings and LORD of lords; Golden Crown. Ex.19:5Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure (His special jewels) unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: 6And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel (as we are grafted into the vine we draw from the root, Romans 11:12-27). This is why we must be in the world, to lead those that are lost back to Him, but not of this world (Ac.2:40; 2 Cor.6:14-18 and Jms.4:1-4!), for to be worldly is to be carnally minded and be of the flesh, which leads to death. Rom.8:4. That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit (Jn.6:63 & 68; Jn.4:24 and 1 Tm.3:16, God is that HOLY Spirit made flesh, as seen in Jn.1:1-18 & Rev.4:8). 5For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. 6For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 8So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. See 1 Jn.2:15-17-ffs. & 1 Jn.5:17-18 too!
This can only happen if we put all of our faith in God Almighty (Is.9:6-7), by the power given us at our rebirth when Jesus’ Spirit was put in us (Jn.14:18 & Jn.20:22, seen in Ac.11:1-18 as well as Jn.17:1-ffs.), for all the fullness of the Godhead (Theiotes, Divinity, Jn.3:34), is in JESUS our savior. Col.2:9For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead (Strong’s # 2320; Theotetos, meaning Deity) bodily (1 Tm.3:16). 10And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: 11In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: 12Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead (Jesus is God’s firstfruits, Himself in the flesh raised by His own power, JN.10:1-18). 13And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; 14Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; 15And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. 16Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of a holyday, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days: 17Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ (Jn.14:15 & Jn.15:20). Which when we realize God has manifested Himself in the flesh, seen in 1 Tim.3:16, we find out who this Jesus really is (See Is.40:3 and Mt.3:3)!
As seen in 1 John 5:19And 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, who is the Son of God by being the adopted son of King David. This is the true God, and eternal life, Jn.3:16-18! See Ps.110:1 The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool: With understanding comes our brilliance and glorious shimmering shine, as we are tempered in the trials of this world, we are becoming more like Him who knew no sin in His flesh, this Jesus of Nazareth. This is the big secret and the world’s greatest mystery a stone of offense laid in Zion, this Jesus the stone (God Himself in the flesh to remove sin in a supernatural way (Jn.4:34) in which only He could do) which the builders (Israelite priests) rejected: I have made the chief corner stone (the foundation of salvation from sin) in which I will build My Church. This Jesus, who we (because we are all sinners in heart) have crucified because of our sins that we inherited from Adam your natural father; God has raised up Jesus from the dead and made Him Lord and The Christ (Ac.2:36 & 10:36); Man, the Israelites, and all of us are responsible for Christ death on the cross, because of sin and how wide spread and powerful it is. It was by the grace of God that He is opening your eyes to see that He came so that you would not be lost; like one of those that are still lost and in the world who have not received His salvation today but think they are saved because some man told them so. Where is the proof of the Spirit in us? 1 Jn.4:1, we are to test the spirits! That is what Ac.2:1-14 is for as seen in Ac.11:1-18 because of Cornelius’s baptism, seen in Ac.10:44-48!
He (Jesus) that knew no sin became sin for you and me, so that we might receive salvation, not having our conscience seared over with a hot iron; for if we do not answer this call, right now we are as good as those that are still lost. Ready to be devoured by the roaring lion Eze.22:24Son of man, say unto her, Thou art the land that is not cleansed, nor rained upon in the day of indignation. 25There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things; they have made her many widows in the midst thereof.
This is what happens when people listen to this world and the people that are not speaking in the Holy Spirit of the Lord. Satan of this world gets them, and they are now being deceived as we speak (2 Cor.11:12 But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we.13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.): But there is another LION more powerful than the one of this world, the Lion of the pride and tribe of Judah: Jesus Christ the one who has overcome this world, death, Hell and the grave, and has the keys to Hell! John16:33These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. Rev.1:18I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
As long as we keep in His commandments and do as He says in His Holy Scriptures, we will become His overcomers; Rev.2:25But that which ye have already hold fast till I come. 26And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: 27And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. 28And I will give him the morning star. 29He that hath an ear let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches!
The bright and morning star
The bright and morning star is no less than our very own Lord and savior Jesus Christ. He will be our crowning jewel. When we overcome this world and the flesh that wars against the Spirit (Gal.5:17) and love our brothers as we are taught to do, (Mt.5:1-48 & Gal.5:14), we have fulfilled all the law and He will give us a stone with our new name on it, which only He and you will know. Rev.2:17He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it. This white stone may very well be a simple lime stone (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140811124628.htm), but oh what a special and precious gem it really is, for it is the stone in which was rolled away at His resurrection, which brings life to those who except Jesus Christ as their personal savior: when they ask Him to come into their hearts; those that want to start a new life all over again (Ro.3:25), with the slate wiped clean; free for all sin that has come into their life. Jesus hung on the cross and drained His life giving blood, His very own Spirit out on the ground for you and I (Ac.20:28), can we deny Him any longer, for to do so is to be in a fire of Hell everlasting!
The heat we face each and every day for Him now is nothing compared to the glory we will receive when we hear those priceless words from Him, “Well done My good and faithful servant!” These trials of these last days on this world are only His furnace tempering His jewels to perfection, hardening them and adding those unique colors to the nature of the stone He wants us to be, different from all the rest, each a special master piece by our Master Gemologist, who created all thing unto Himself for Himself Col.1:16-17.
We see in the Stong’s Exhaustive Concordance that there are only three scriptures that have the word jewel in them, but we also see in the His word we see jewels being in the plural case we have it used 23 times. Only once is it used by God in a certain way, Mal.3:17 And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.
These are those who rightly fear the Lord in reverence and in Honoring Him in word and deed (Col.3:17). These are His overcomers of this world. God came to earth to have sin removed from His presence as well as ours (Jn.5:14 & 8:11), but only after we receive Him and His salvation and His Holy Spirit in us; to have power over sin and the flesh (Ro.8:1-13). And then sin is removed on a personal level, not anymore to be on a worldly level (Jms.4:1-4). He cannot and will not remove it forever until after the end of this age because of freewill or there would be no freewill at all; but after His thousand year reign, only the Righteous and Holy will be His children (Mt.5:20 & Heb.12:14). His redeemed people are the most important thing to Him that there can be, for we are His pride and his glorious achievement, because we are created in His image. This means before sin entered into the picture, we were perfect in every way. Let me see if I can give some light to the use of this word jewel, which is only mentioned once in the Book of Life, for this particular meaning. Number 5459 in the Hebrew is used only 8 times all for this definition: ce- short e sound cegullah- seg-ool-law’ it is in the Fem. Gen. passive participle. From a unused root word so this means it is to be a root word in which one could build other words from or compound words or phrases. This is an important word when you can use it to build a word never used before, by combining another word to it. For in its context we see it used in reference to God taking His Bride or His Church, His people, who call on His name, and are called by His Name; and mean it rightly (Jn5:39-44; Ac.4:12; Gal.3:26-27 & Eph.5:26-27). This word is described thusly: to shut up wealth (as closely shut up):–Jewel, (peculiar, special treasure), proper, good (perfect), special (virginity, pure Mt.5:8 & 48 Perfect as He is Perfect?). I get the sense we see here, beings we are talking about a bride it is a virgin who is spotless and is perfect in every way who has kept herself for one purpose; to be His bride and a glory to Him, a priceless jewel without measure; bought by the very blood of God, Ac.20:28!
I hope I have brought some kind of perspective to the Love in which the Father has for His children, for He looks on us like this because we are His bride. He wishes to pour out on us His blessing which are priceless jewels, if you will; for no one else can receive them but His children who have taken His name. We are adopted into the tribe of Judah, and at least 144,000 from the tribes of Israel to be His bride to come. This is His Church, and the love of His very being. The reason He created the universe! To Love those made in His Image!
Let us look at this so great love of our Husband: we see in Ezek. That God is about to use His most valuable jewels to adorn His bride, because we are in fact His brightest jewels He has in His tray to use in His crown. In chapter 16 we read this;
God’s Love for Jerusalem
1 Again the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 2 “Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations, 3 and say, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD to Jerusalem: “Your birth and your nativity are from the land of Canaan; your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite. 4 As for your nativity, on the day you were born your navel cord was not cut, nor were you washed in water to cleanse you; you were not rubbed with salt nor wrapped in swaddling cloths. 5 No eye pitied you, to do any of these things for you, to have compassion on you; but you were thrown out into the open field, when you yourself were loathed on the day you were born.
6 “And when I passed by you and saw you struggling in your own blood, I said to you in your blood, ‘Live!’ Yes, I said to you in your blood, ‘Live!’ 7 I made you thrive like a plant in the field; and you grew, matured, and became very beautiful. Your breasts were formed, your hair grew, but you were naked and bare.
8 “When I passed by you again and looked upon you, indeed your time was the time of love; so I spread My wing over you and covered your nakedness. Yes, I swore an oath to you and entered into a covenant with you, and you became Mine,” says the Lord GOD. 9 “Then I washed you in water; yes, I thoroughly washed off your blood, and I anointed you with oil. 10 I clothed you in embroidered cloth and gave you sandals of badger skin; I clothed you with fine linen and covered you with silk. 11 I adorned you with ornaments, put bracelets on your wrists, and a chain on your neck. 12 And I put a jewel in your nose, earrings in your ears, and a beautiful crown on your head. 13 Thus you were adorned with gold and silver, and your clothing was of fine linen, silk, and embroidered cloth. You ate pastry of fine flour, honey, and oil. You were exceedingly beautiful, and succeeded to royalty. 14 Your fame went out among the nations because of your beauty, for it was perfect through My splendor which I had bestowed on you,” says the Lord GOD.
We have seen for ourselves just how great a love the Lord has for us, so much He came and humbled Himself; the creator of the universe our God your savior Jesus Christ, who knew no sin became sin for us:
2Cor.5: Be Reconciled to God, as Apostle Paul told us:
12 For we do not commend ourselves again to you, but give you opportunity to boast on our behalf, that you may have an answer for those who boast in appearance and not in heart (those in the world). 13 For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; or if we are of sound mind, it is for you. 14 For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; 15 and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again. 16 Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. (We are to make disciples of all people and all nations Mk.8:34-38); 20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. 21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. See Ac.2:36 7 10:36, for Jesus is LORD GOD OF ALL!
We are to receive Christ Jesus for our salvation and to rest on AND IN HIM, Jn.17:1-ffs.: and nothing or no one else but Jesus Christ our Savior, for He was nailed to the cross of redemption and reconciliation, and by the blood of the sacrifice, His precious blood, we are redeemed by the power of Him and His name (Jn.14:14 & Ps.138:2 for thou hast magnified thy word, above all, thy name!), the name above all names, the only name by which salvation comes. (Ac.4:12 neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. See Lk.24:47!) Let no one preach any other gospel to you than this, Gal.1:8-9, or let them be cursed!
Not Philosophy but Christ Jesus, says Apostle Paul:
1 For I want you to know what a great conflict I have for you and those in Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh, 2 that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge (See 1 Cor.2:1-16, have you this? And you call yourself saved? Not if you do not have His Truths, Jn.4:23-24!). 4 Now this I say lest anyone should deceive you with persuasive words. 5 For though I am absent in the flesh, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ. 6 As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, 7 rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. 8 Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. 9 For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead (Theotetes, Deity, of Strong’s Concordance # 2320) bodily; 10 and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power. (This is why we baptize in Jesus name, ONLY! Jn.10:30 & 14:7-18, He is the comforter who comes along side the Parakletos # 3875; that is who Jesus is, 1 Tm.3:16!)
1Tim.3:16And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh (Jn.1:1-18, read the Greek first, to see why I say these things to you!), justified in the Spirit (Jn.4:24, see in Rev.4:8 and 1 Tm.6:13-16 as well, Jesus is that Holy One which was conceived in Mary’s womb of Himself, Lk.1:35, see in Is.9:6-7!), seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. This Jesus, God in the flesh has now immortal body that is in heaven sitting on the right hand of God (sitting at the right hand is a synonymous for being in full power or authority, for God is a Spirit, (Jn.4:24) and has no hands unless He decides to manifest Himself in another way again.) in His glory that He had before the foundations of the earth, seen and represented in 1 Tm.6:13-16 and Jn.16:28, seen in Jn.3:13 as well!
Jn.17:3And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. 4I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do (Jn.4:34). 5And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was (Heb.12:9), from where all spirits come from and will return to Ecc.12:7! Jesus was always in the mind of God (Foretold, Predestinated and the Mighty One of Jacob, Is.49:26!), from before anything was created Col.1:16-17, for Himself and by Himself; God had a plan and always will have a way that is above our understanding that we can’t comprehend; but all things will be in accordance to His predestined will, for He has made everything that we need to know, He has made it known to us by His prophets, and apostles: For they are the foundation to the Church of the living God with Jesus as the chief corner stone Ac.4:11-12, see Mt.21:44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
We are all predestined to fit into His plans of creation in that we are to be built up or tore down, depending on how we react to His plan of salvation (Freewill in action!); the choice is all up to us, to live or to die a second death of separation, to be cutoff, to live eternally in “Hell’s Lake of Fire”, read Mark chapter 9 and Is.66:24 as well as the whole book of Revelations!
2 Tim2:19Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are His. And, let everyone that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity (those who receive Jesus as Lord and savior, these are those who take His name). 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 (those who receive His plan of salvation), and some to dishonour (these are the people that God knows will not receive His message of hope and LOVE; who will not be reconciled to Him, Prov.14:12 & 16:25.). 21If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the Master’s use, and prepared unto every GOOD WORK. 22Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity (out of all the gifts the Lord gives us is Love for all the commandments, prophesies, Laws, statutes, sayings, and judgments hang on Love, WITHOUT Love we do all things in vain if we do not have His (Tit.3:1-8 & Jms.5:19-20; and 1 Pt.4:1-19.), God’s Agape; LOVE, in our hearts for our fellow man, this is our burden, or it should be, that non be lost, 2 Pt.3:9.) peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart! Jn.1:12-13, that only God can manufacture in us by His regeneration, in being Born Again of Him, His way, according to all His words to us, Is.28:9-12, so we too can find His rest, otherwise it is verse 13 of Isaiah 28 for you! Much like these in Mt.7:15-23!
We have to make up our own minds because God wants all to come to Him out of love, He will have it no other way. He knows who is going to be His from the start, He sees to the heart of man, there is no hiding your true feeling: all you need to know is that you need to love Him and seek Him out and ask Him to show you Himself so that you can start to build a relationship. Ps.34:8O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. When we put our faith in Him as Lord and Savior, and confess Him as our God our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ; He will remove all our sins and cover them with His blood of forgiveness never to be seen or heard of again. In regeneration we find His Holy Spirit Lk.11:13 when we ask for it; then we have the power to go and sin no more, to have His mind, to know His will for us that is only found in all His words to us, that is His grace Ac.20:24 & 32! This too is seen in Jn.1:16-17, for all Grace and Truth lay in obedience to His every word to us, so we too can be found perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all Good and Prefect Works, 2 Tm.34-17, 2 Pt.1:19-21!
We can either be the brightest gem, jewel, and Diadem in His tray, or we can become as one of those condemned to die the second death in the Lake of Hell’s Fire!!! “Satan’s Spoils”. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of an angry God, Heb.10:30-31; Gal.6:1-7; Mt.16:27 and Rev.14:13; see all of chapter 22. If anyone can get anything out of the Bible it should be not to get God angry Heb.12:29 and Ps.2:1-12! Look what God has to say about His pride and joy, His bride when they rejected Him, Dan.12:1-3. Mal.3:18 Then you shall again discern between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God And one who does not serve Him.
The Great Day of God
1 “For behold, the day is coming,
Burning like an oven,
And all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble.
And the day which is coming shall burn them up,”
Says the LORD of hosts, (to all nations of the gentiles around the world and to the elect that does not heed to God’s commandments judgments, saying and statutes yes all of them, God changes not, Mt.5:17-20!),
“That will leave them neither root nor branch.
But this is to the Israelites and those of us grafted in that are saved by faith in Jesus:
2 But to you who fear My name
The Sun of Righteousness shall arise
With healing in His wings;
And you shall go out
And grow fat like stall-fed calves.
3 You shall trample the wicked,
For they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet
On the day that I do this,”
Says the LORD of hosts.
4 “Remember the Law of Moses, My servant,
Which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel, With the statutes and judgments. 5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet
Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD. (Mt.11:1-15 and Mt.17:10-13!)
6 And he will turn
The hearts of the fathers to the children,
And the hearts of the children to their fathers,
Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.”
Israel will have a plan and does have a plan that has been in place since the foundations of the earth, to be redeemed by Jesus, for God will send two prophets of old to change the hearts of the Israelites just before judgment falls on the earth. But the gentiles fit under a different category for our fore-father’s were Esau which God hated, because He was in sin, for Esau’s heart was not right in the sight of God just as Cain’s was not right before God. We will use Malachi for this next example of how God can show His wrath:
Malachi 1 (New International Version)
Malachi 1:1 A prophecy: The word of the LORD to Israel through Malachi.
Israel Doubts God’s Love: 2 “I have loved you,” says the LORD. “But you ask, ‘How have you loved us?’ “Was not Esau Jacob’s brother?” declares the LORD. “Yet I have loved Jacob, 3 but Esau I have hated (actually means to like less or unloved, which men take to extreme, not God, for God is Love, 1 Jn.4:1-fs.), and I have turned his hill country into a wasteland and left his inheritance to the desert jackals.”; (Because of Esau’s descendants actions because he never taught them the ways of God and Abraham!).
4 Edom may say, “Though we have been crushed, we will rebuild the ruins.”
But this is what the LORD Almighty says: “They may build, but I will demolish. They will be called the Wicked Land, a people always under the wrath of the LORD. 5 You will see it with your own eyes and say, ‘Great is the LORD—even beyond the borders of Israel!’
God is either Hot with a burning passionate love of His children, the apple of His eye, the best of His crown jewels: or Cold as glacier’s run off waters for those that reject His plan of salvation, after one rejects His plan of salvation it just gets harder and harder to come to Him. Satan is always in your ear saying we have time to do this later, we don’t need to do it right now, and we can wait. I like this one he used on me; you will never be able to be as good as He wants you to be so don’t you even try, because He won’t accept you. I used them all myself and have even heard worse than that from Satan; at one time or another, but Satan is the father of all lies, we do not have to believe him (Jms.4:7). We can rebuke him with God’s words and put him in his place and send him running from God’s child, simply by telling him to get thee behind me, I am the Lord God’s Almighty’s child, and start praising God and the devil has no choice in the matter they must flee from you (Jms.4:7Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you!). Satan only has power over you if you let him have it; we have dominion over this earth (Gen.4:7, even back then!), because God gave this right to Adam in Genesis. God even instructed Cain before he fell into sin in Gen.4 that sin was at the door, if he didn’t control himself and put sin in its place and control it, we have this power over the devil, if we would just use it! This is what faith is all about, using our beliefs with a strong heart and mind without doubts and fears! If we truly do have the Spirit of Jesus in us we can and do have this power and authority: Romans8:1There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
2For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
3For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
4That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. See Jn.6:63 & 68! For the Word is God and the Word is Spirit and Truth Jn.1:1-16-17, seen in verse 18 the begotten Theos, God, seen in Jn.4:24! Made flesh, 1 Tm.3:16!
5For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. Mt.4:4; Lk.4:4 Jn.14:15 and Jn.15:20 as seen in Jn.8:47 & 51, for the children always do that which pleases the Father Jn.8:29!
6For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
7Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
8So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God!
9But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if any man has not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
If we accept this plan of salvation and ask the Lord to come into our hearts and dwell in us as we dwell with Him in our lives then we can be born again; and be one in His Spirit of Truth. Jesus said He was the way, the truth and the life, John14:6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
We must become one with Jesus in order to have a relationship with the Father (See 1 Jn.2:1-29).
Except a man be born again he can no wise enter into the kingdom of God. John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again; he cannot see the kingdom of God!
We have two choices to either be Jewels unto the Lord to be used for His glory, or to be a harlot of the world, and live after the flesh and to be carnally minded, which is a death sentence, you are either condemned or you are saved one or the other: When we turn our backs on God; He looks at us with contempt, as a harlot; look at some scripture that shows Israel’s harlotry; these are the scriptures that are right after the scriptures where He raised up Israel out of the wilderness, as if someone had cast out a baby into an open country side, left to die after just being born with the umbilical cord still attached, as earlier stated; well let’s just look at Ezek.16: Ezekiel 16
1Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations,
3And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto Jerusalem; Thy birth and thy nativity is of the land of Canaan; thy father was an Amorite, and thy mother an Hittite.
4And as for thy nativity, in the day thou wast born thy navel was not cut, neither wast thou washed in water to supple thee; thou wast not salted at all, nor swaddled at all.
5None eye pitied thee, to do any of these unto thee, to have compassion upon thee; but thou wast cast out in the open field, to the lothing of thy person, in the day that thou wast born.
6And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted in thine own blood, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live; yea, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live.
7I have caused thee to multiply as the bud of the field, and thou hast increased and waxen great, and thou art come to excellent ornaments: thy breasts are fashioned, and thine hair is grown, whereas thou wast naked and bare.
8Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of love; and I spread my skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness: yea, I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord GOD, and thou becamest mine.
9Then washed I thee with water; yea, I throughly washed away thy blood from thee, and I anointed thee with oil.
10I clothed thee also with broidered work, and shod thee with badgers’ skin, and I girded thee about with fine linen, and I covered thee with silk.
11I decked thee also with ornaments, and I put bracelets upon thy hands, and a chain on thy neck.
12And I put a jewel on thy forehead, and earrings in thine ears, and a beautiful crown upon thine head.
13Thus wast thou decked with gold and silver; and thy raiment was of fine linen, and silk, and broidered work; thou didst eat fine flour, and honey, and oil: and thou wast exceeding beautiful, and thou didst prosper into a kingdom.
14And thy renown went forth among the heathen for thy beauty: for it was perfect through my comeliness, which I had put upon thee, saith the Lord GOD.
Israel plays the Harlot
After receiving a blessing from the Lord and being exulted; Israel does the unthinkable:
Ezek.16:15But thou didst trust in thine own beauty and playedst the harlot because of thy renown, and pouredst out thy fornications on every one that passed by; his it was.
16And of thy garments thou didst take, and deckedst thy high places with divers colours and playedst the harlot thereupon: the like things shall not come, neither shall it be so.
17Thou hast also taken thy fair jewels of my gold and of my silver, which I had given thee, and madest to thyself images of men, and didst commit whoredom with them,
18And tookest thy broidered garments and coveredst them: and thou hast set mine oil and mine incense before them.
19My meat also which I gave thee, fine flour, and oil, and honey, wherewith I fed thee, thou hast even set it before them for a sweet savour: and thus it was, saith the Lord GOD.
20Moreover thou hast taken thy sons and thy daughters, whom thou hast borne unto me, and these hast thou sacrificed unto them to be devoured (In endless and mindless wars upon wars!). Is this of thy whoredoms a small matter,
21That thou hast slain my children, and delivered them to cause them to pass through the fire for them?
22And in all thine abominations and thy whoredoms thou hast not remembered the days of thy youth, when thou wast naked and bare, and wast polluted in thy blood.
23And it came to pass after all thy wickedness, (woe, woe unto thee! saith the LORD GOD),
24That thou hast also built unto thee an eminent place, and hast made thee an high place in every street.
25Thou hast built thy high place at every head of the way, and hast made thy beauty to be abhorred, and hast opened thy feet to everyone that passed by, and multiplied thy whoredoms.
26Thou hast also committed fornication with the Egyptians thy neighbours, great of flesh; and hast increased thy whoredoms, to provoke me to anger.
27Behold, therefore I have stretched out my hand over thee, and have diminished thine ordinary food, and delivered thee unto the will of them that hate thee, the daughters of the Philistines, which are ashamed of thy lewd way.
28Thou hast played the whore also with the Assyrians, because thou wast unsatiable; yea, thou hast played the harlot with them, and yet couldest not be satisfied.
29Thou hast moreover multiplied thy fornication in the land of Canaan unto Chaldea; and yet thou wast not satisfied therewith.
30How weak is thine heart, saith the LORD GOD, seeing thou doest all these things, the work of an imperious whorish woman;
31In that thou buildest thine eminent place in the head of every way, and makest thine high place in every street; and hast not been as an harlot, in that thou scornest hire;
32But as a wife that committeth adultery, which taketh strangers instead of her husband!
33They give gifts to all whores: but thou givest thy gifts to all thy lovers, and hirest them, that they may come unto thee on every side for thy whoredom.
34And the contrary is in thee from other women in thy whoredoms, whereas none followeth thee to commit whoredoms: and in that thou givest a reward, and no reward is given unto thee, therefore thou art contrary.
35Wherefore, O harlot, hear the word of the LORD:
36Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thy filthiness was poured out, and thy nakedness discovered through thy whoredoms with thy lovers, and with all the idols of thy abominations, and by the blood of thy children, which thou didst give unto them;
37Behold, therefore I will gather all thy lovers, with whom thou hast taken pleasure, and all them that thou hast loved, with all them that thou hast hated; I will even gather them roundabout against thee, and will discover thy nakedness unto them, that they may see all thy nakedness.
38And I will judge thee, as women that break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will give thee blood in fury and jealousy.
39And I will also give thee into their hand, and they shall throw down thine eminent place, and shall break down thy high places: they shall strip thee also of thy clothes, and shall take thy fair jewels, and leave thee naked and bare.
40They shall also bring up a company against thee, and they shall stone thee with stones, and thrust thee through with their swords.
41And they shall burn thine houses with fire, and execute judgments upon thee in the sight of many women: and I will cause thee to cease from playing the harlot, and thou also shalt give no hire any more.
Only because of the covenants with the Father’s (Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob)
of Israel will God relent from His wrath on Israel:
42So will I make my fury toward thee to rest, and my jealousy shall depart from thee, and I will be quiet, and will be no more angry.
43Because thou hast not remembered the days of thy youth, but hast fretted me in all these things; behold, therefore I also will recompense thy way upon thine head, saith the Lord GOD: and thou shalt not commit this lewdness above all thine abominations.
44Behold, every one that useth proverbs shall use this proverb against thee, saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter.
45Thou art thy mother’s daughter, that lotheth her husband and her children; and thou art the sister of thy sisters, which lothed their husbands and their children: your mother was an Hittite, and your father an Amorite.
46And thine elder sister is Samaria, she and her daughters that dwell at thy left hand: and thy younger sister that dwelleth at thy right hand is Sodom and her daughters.
47Yet hast thou not walked after their ways, nor done after their abominations: but, as if that were a very little thing, thou wast corrupted more than they in all thy ways.
48As I live, saith the Lord GOD, Sodom thy sister hath not done, she nor her daughters, as thou hast done, thou and thy daughters.
49Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.
50And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good.
51Neither hath Samaria committed half of thy sins; but thou hast multiplied thine abominations more than they, and hast justified thy sisters in all thine abominations which thou hast done.
52Thou also, which hast judged thy sisters, bear thine own shame for thy sins that thou hast committed more abominable than they: they are more righteous than thou: yea, be thou confounded also, and bear thy shame, in that thou hast justified thy sisters.
53When I shall bring again their captivity, the captivity of Sodom and her daughters, and the captivity of Samaria and her daughters, then will I bring again the captivity of thy captives in the midst of them:
54That thou mayest bear thine own shame, and mayest be confounded in all that thou hast done, in that thou art a comfort unto them.
55When thy sisters, Sodom and her daughters, shall return to their former estate, and Samaria and her daughters shall return to their former estate, then thou and thy daughters shall return to your former estate.
56For thy sister Sodom was not mentioned by thy mouth in the day of thy pride,
57Before thy wickedness was discovered, as at the time of thy reproach of the daughters of Syria, and all that are round about her, the daughters of the Philistines, which despise thee round about.
58Thou hast borne thy lewdness and thine abominations, saith the LORD.
59For thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even deal with thee as thou hast done, which hast despised the oath in breaking the covenant.
60Nevertheless I will remember my covenant with thee in the days of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee an everlasting covenant. (God showing His unmerited favor with His children, because of His righteousness not because of theirs)
61Then thou shalt remember thy ways, and be ashamed, when thou shalt receive thy sisters, thine elder and thy younger: and I will give them unto thee for daughters, but not by thy covenant.
62And I will establish my covenant with thee; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD:
63That thou mayest remember, and be confounded, and never open thy mouth anymore because of thy shame, when I am pacified toward thee for all that thou hast done, saith the Lord GOD.
We are now in those days when God is working out his last covenant, first with the gentiles, a people that are no people, to cause Israel to become jealous for their Lord and God, to see a nation of gentiles now becoming God’s children, instead of Israel. Right now the door of opportunity is open to who so ever will. Anyone can receive the blessed hope of eternal salvation, and learn to become an overcomer an heir to the throne of God. To have a name that no one knows written on your stone (jewel) and receive the Morning Star, The Brightest gem of them all; Rev. ch.2-3 to become a jewel in our Lords crown of glory!
Today is the day of salvation; for we never know when or what is going to happen next; at this time in our history, we have seen more catastrophes, and lives being just wiped off the face of this planet. Homes, lives, businesses, and jobs are just gone in an instant. And I can assure you it is just going to become more and more rapid between each of these catastrophes; which are going to become larger, closer together and more ferocious with each passing day. The closer we come to the rapture of the church, the more horrible these events will become. Everything that God had the prophets write down in the Bible have come to pass and we are seeing more of the prophet’s prophesies coming to pass each day, it is just like the Johnny Cash song “It’s going by the Book”. The Lord’s word cannot and will not come back void, Isaiah55:11 So 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.
2 Cor6:1We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain. (We are making an appeal to your good senses your conscience sake of your very soul, receive Jesus and spare yourself from eternity of shame and the Lake of Fire which was made before the foundations of time just for the sinners to come and share in.)
2(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured (helped, given aid to. Shown unmerited favor, by the grace of God we are saved, because He has opened our eyes to what will happen to those who reject His salvation, etc.) thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
I urge you if you have loved ones, get them and get to a house of the Lord that teaches apostolic scriptural doctrines strait out of the Bible without adding or subtracting from them and start your own Home-churches. We have one way in which to come to Jesus and that is His way. Not some way that was thought up in the dark ages when the church had lost the guiding of the Holy Ghost. We must repent, change direction in our lives, be baptized in the only name given in the Bible for the remission of sins, in Jesus name, and be baptized in the Holy Spirit, with evidences’ of speaking in tongues, and you may just get something else added in at the same time like prophesying, Rev.19:10. Acts 2:38-40, these scriptures explain all that is needed for salvation in the name above all names, in the only name that has the power of God connected to it JN.14:14. Just the mention of His name and the devils and Satan tremble, Jms.2:19!
For each of us that bring in another lost soul we will be rewarded with untold riches, and unspeakable joy to know that we have saved someone’s soul from eternity in hell’s lake of fire and the devils tormentors. We have just gained another jewel in the Lords crown, which will be added to ours as well. Lay up in heaven riches untold that will not perish. Matt.6:19Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 20But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. For if we lose our life for Him we will gain it forever; Mt.10:39He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it. In Mt.16 we find out why; 24Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
25For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
26For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Mk.8:34-38 and the Gospel’s sake!
27For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
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 (these are those who do not follow all the commandments, statutes, judgments, and sayings, you know the ones who do not deny the flesh etc.), and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. (These are the ones that seek out salvation on their terms, not according to scripture, they just try and do right, you know compared to the world’s standards instead of scriptural standards, you know like get baptized any old way, like in a bunch of titles instead of the name that is called out in the sentence, the sentence says to baptize in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. There is only one name that is to be used that meets those requirements, the name of Jesus.)
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 (Better hope it’s not a false prophet’s reward too!); and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. (Seen in Mt.5:17-20!);
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 right here and now you have to make up your mind to receive the Father, the Son, the who is Man, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, for the remission of your sins, or risk going to hell for eternity. The risk is far greater not receiving Him, with disasters waiting and lurking around each and every corner. The glory and the abundances that He will pour out is beyond measure that we could never contain in our imaginations or on earth, when He starts pouring out blessing Mal.3: 10Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. This is how much He loves us, if we will come to Him we will not be able to contain Him; He will pour out of every part of our being, after we receive His spirit in us: We become His children with power to give evidences of His presence in us, that is how noticeable it is when we receive Him in His glory.
So we have to make a decision right here in front of God and all of His creation to claim Him as Lord and Savior, or give all of your God given jewels over to Satan for his bounty of the spoils. Nothing gives Satan more joy when He can get one of God’s saints, one of God’s prize possessions, His crown jewels. You think the trials of this age are bad; you wait till the Rapture comes and then the end of this age, and then when you think it can’t get any worse the end of time comes when the judgment takes place, and you get thrown into outer darkness of hopelessness and the Lake of Fire with all of the devils tormentors and the rest of your sinful so called friends of this world; you wait to see how they will be in Hell!
Where there is no right from wrong just one pile of a decrepit waste of humanity all piled on top of each other, in a never ending ball of human filth, all crying out at the same time from all the torment, what part of crying and gnashing of teeth do we not get? God in His wisdom has made all things perfect, even Satan was an Arch Angel before he stepped out of line with God. So can you imagine how bad he can make it on those God has put him over, the Father of all lies and deceit, he will be your new provider, and giver of everything you don’t need, but that I’m sure you’ll receive an abundant supply of grief, for he was intended for this very job to begin with; God knows the beginning from the end, so can you imagine just how perfect Satan is going to be at his job?
The devil is not going to put anything over on anybody but you! You see what happened when Eve listened to just one thing he said that led all of us down a road headed straight to Hell; by one little statement Gen.3:4And the serpent said unto the woman, “Ye shall not surely die: 5For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil”. He is a liar then and he is a liar now and will continue to be forever. He was right though we did learn good from evil, and now we know what sin looks like; but we are far from being Gods. Until we put benevolent graciousness, that only the Spirit of Jesus Christ can give or we are lost in our sin still!
However, if you read to the end of the Book that Satan is trying to keep you from reading; His, Jesus’ Holy Bible, in it comes all of God’s words that bring life eternal. The power of God’s words are beyond our imagination, we see how this age ends and who wins in the end, let me give you a clue; God does and all the saints of God, they win a life of eternal glory and riches with Jesus Christ our God and Saviour in the immortal flesh, with all His angels waiting on us to provide for our every need; as we serve Him with Glory, Worship and Praise! Come forward and receive salvation if this sounds like where you need to be, and become a jewel instead of the “Spoils of this Holy War” that we are engaged in; we have to make up our minds to make a change (repent, go a new direction away from sin and the flesh) that will lead to righteousness, holiness, for if we don’t none will find him: For God said walk before Me and be ye perfect, God told Abraham (Gen.17:1) to walk before Him and be ye perfect and in Mt.5:48 we see Jesus saying the same thing 48Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect (See why in Mal.3:6 & Heb.13:8!). From front to back cover of this Bible God stays the same, we are to be a peculiar people called out separated a Holy nation, 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. To 1 Peter1:15But 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 Jn.4:24, the Holy Spirit, the Father Lk.1:35, made flesh 1 Tm.3:16, who is Immanuel, Mt.1:23 God with us, made a way by John the Baptist in the spirit of Elijah, Mt.11:1-15 seen in Mt.17:10-13 in Is.40:3 who made a way for God! You see the word of God cannot be broken Jn.10:35, because it is forever Mt.24:35. Therefore add nothing to it and take nothing away from it either Deu.4:2 and keep it all Deu.8:3, Mt.4:4, Lk.11:28, Jn.12:45-40 and Mt.12:46-50 too!
We are to sanctify ourselves this means to set ourselves apart from this world, to keep ourselves for a service of work unto the Lord’s will. For if the righteous scarcely be saved, 1 Pt.4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
18And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.
With all this said, we are not to have the appearance of any evil either; 1 Thes.5:22, but to overcome evil with good Ro.12:1-21. That we may find ourselves perfect in the will of God
Ro.12:1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
With man this is impossible but by the power of His Holy Spirit in us we can easily accomplish this and more, in the name of Jesus, we can do all things LK.1:37.
We have to learn to love all with all our hearts for a child of God will have not one enemy, a child of God can overcome any enemy with love for there is no defense against it. Prov.10:12Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.
1 Cor.13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.3And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. 4Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, 5Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; 6Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; 7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. 13And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity (love).
If we cannot find our way to Jesus in love we are doomed without His love in us or we have nothing! Jesus gave of Himself out of love for us and we cannot come to him in any less fashion, this is required, everything in the Bible hinges on LOVE: As a child gives, innocent, and pure! For this reason they are the greatest in the Kingdom of God! Only Jesus can teach you how to love like this, after we receive Him and His Spirit in us, then this becomes no problem if we put self out of the equation, our flesh, and all of His children first and foremost in our lives we become the first of the last, when we humble ourselves; He will raise us up as long as we serve others before ourselves. Mark10:31But many that are first shall be last; and the last first. John14:15If ye love me, keep my commandments. This makes a disciple of God!
We are either:
Jewels of the Crown of Glory
Or Fruits of the Spoil to Satan!
Lords Way Ministries
- L. Boyett 4-1-2011
Revised 2/27/2016, in the Last Days!