Ashes to Ashes and Dust to Dust
The Curse of Adam
Gen.3: 17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
Rev. Gary L. Boyett
For: Lord’s Way Ministries International & Bible College
Many times I have written many articles, sermons, lectures, theses or Dissertations; only to be ridiculed, shunned and set aside or even excommunicated from my own friends and family. So yes I too know what Jesus has gone through, and as Paul I too bear the marks of my Lord, Gal.6:17. My body is scarred by operations to remove various body organs, which were no longer needed. It seemed every time I went into that hospital there was someone the Lord wanted me to talk to about Him and it cost me dearly to bring that word of Truth to them.
Recently I posted on my cousin’s site a few words of our Lord’s sayings and some that His Apostles had written, for instruction on how we are to govern our own lives in word and in deed, as it says in Col.3:17. Then I was accused of using words that weren’t thought appropriate and even judgmental.
You see Paul said this in Gal.5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Now for anyone to have this kind of LOVE that our Apostle Paul was speaking of they must have been Born Again, as seen in Ac.2:1-4; 8:16-17; 10:44-48; Ac.11:1-18; or Ac.19:1-7, that even Paul went through as well in Ac.22:16 in Jesus’ own name or we are still none of His yet still; as seen in Gal.3:26-27 and Ac.4:12, for it is the only name to use in Baptism called out by Jesus Himself in Lk.24:47: And in Eph.4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)
11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
So our main goal in life is to become perfect as seen in Mt.5:48 of a pure heart, Mt.5:8 in all Righteousness Mt.5:17-20 that exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and the Pharisees, I might add, who knew the law, which was then the will of God, that even Jesus upheld in word and in deed. You see Jesus was without sin because He alone was and is Divine and is Sovereign God the I Am, Jn.8:24 & 58 who was before Abraham! ~
So if anyone knew the law as it was intended to be used, it was Him. He alone knew what love consisted of and that was OBEDIENCE! ~ Not to just one thing here and another thing or statement here and another one there where it suited us but He was adamant about us keeping all of His sayings; as seen in Deu.4:2 Ye 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. Even seen in Deu.8:1 All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers.
2 And thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.
3 And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live!
These primary rules or commandments are carried all the way into the New Testament, as seen in Mt.4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. That is seen also in Lk.4:4 and Jn.8:47 & 51, for only the children of God hear His words and keep them. This is what makes a child of God His child an obedient child who hears and does all that is Commanded of them in Word and in Deed, Col.3:17. These are fundamental truths, which faith is founded on before His Grace can be initiated as seen in Jn.1:16, where it says Grace upon or for Grace. We draw closer to Him and then He draws closer to us. We have to initiate contact by Repentance, Lk.24:47 and Mt.4:17 first as seen in Ac.26:19-20, that shows or intentions, that we have changed and are walking towards God and His directions and His commandments are for us; and we now understand and are willing to be obedient, to His every single word to us. Or we have not really repented at all have we? If we continue down this train wreck of thought, we see many in this world who have gone through all the rituals and traditions and yet they have never actually fulfilled the very first commandment have they? To Repent! ~
Therefore they call themselves by His name and say they are a Christian but yet they still do not understand that to be a Christian you have to be Christ Like! To do that means to be without sin, if truly Born Again. For with His Spirit in us all things are then possible, Mt.19:26 as seen in Lk.1:37 as well! Jesus even told some to go and sin no more didn’t He? Jn.8:11 and Jn.5:14 or a worse thing will come upon you as well as them. So if it was possible for them it is for us today with Him living in us, Lk.17:20-21, as seen in 1 Cor.3:16-17; 1 Cor.6:19-20; and 2 Cor.5:17-21 Born Again of a New Creature of Righteousness. Without righteousness and holiness no man will enter into His Kingdom, Mt.5:20 seen earlier and Heb.12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: which is tied directly to the next two verses here for the complete thought: 15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;
16 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.
Many sell their birthright by disobedience or in rebellion from the words of God or His Apostles; this too is found in the scriptures; Jn.14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments. And in Jn.15:20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. This was spoken by Jesus to His soon to be Apostles, who were to teach us after Jesus was crucified on the cross at Calvary for our sins. We either obey them as we did Jesus or we are not a true Christian are we?
We also see Love is tied directly to Obedience to His every single word to us; as well as all those words out of the Apostles mouths as well. Why? You might ask yourself. Here is the Golden Answer all seem to forget because they were inspired of God’s Own Holy Spirit, 2 Tm.3:14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works!
We cannot have any good works that are perfect unless they agree with the very scriptures of God! ~ This separates the Children of God and those who are just called by His name doesn’t it? 2 Cor.6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?
15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.
18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. And even the next verse as well in chapter 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
Unless we are willing to do all these things we cannot be saved can we? So it shows us not many are willing to give up everything and walk before our Lord God in His Righteousness are they? They will put family and friends before walking with our God, in Spirit and in Truth, that I might add is a requirement of His as well, seen in Jn.4:23-24. Because God is the Holy Spirit by which all Sacred Scripture is written in 2 Pt.1: 19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
This Holy Spirit is none other than God with us, Mt.1:23 our Immanuel, made flesh, 1 Tm.3: 16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
This too is seen in Jn.1 and verse 18 as it is read in the Greek, Monogenes Theos, meaning One Mono Genes Beginning as in Genesis and Theos God One God the Holy One of Heaven and Earth Zech.14:9 And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one!
That my friends is seen in 1 Jn.5: 19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.
20 And 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.
21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.
If anyone heeds not to these words of mine they are vain and in idolatry as seen in 1 Sam.15: As Samuel told King Saul: 22 And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams!
23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king!
This too is seen in Rev.22: 18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book!
You can call yourself a Christian if you want to but know this every time you do you are blaspheming God’s own words against you, and you are bring the irreversible sin against you; the sin against the Holy Spirit who spoke all these words into existence, Mt.12: 31 Wherefore 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.
32 And 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.
You can speak against me and against Jesus and against the Apostles, but when you speak against the Sacred Scriptures used for our own admonishment by the Holy Spirit, you speak against your own self right into destruction of the eternal kind, without a chance of repentance in your own rebellion, the same rebellion that is Idolatry, 1 Jn.5:21 warned about!
See Ro.3:1 What advantage then hath the Jew? Or what profit is there of circumcision?
2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.
3 For what if some did not believe? Shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?
4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written: That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
5 But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man)
6 God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?
7 For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?
You may think you are bringing glory to God in your own sayings, but if they do not line up with God’s own words to us, it is you who will be found the liar.
All liars go where? Same with Hypocrites, where do they go? TO HELL! ~
If we speak let us all speak as an Oracle of God, 1 Pt.4:11. Or let us keep our traps shut, for our every word we speak will have to be accounted for, Mt.12:36-37. As seen in Gal.6:1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
2 Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.
4 But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.
5 For every man shall bear his own burden.
6 Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.
7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
8 For 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.
9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
So you see even Paul was all about good works, just as James was in chapter 2 as well as Jms.5: 19 Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him;
20 Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.
This too is seen in Prov.10:12 it is a child of God’s own duty to bring back them who have gotten off the narrow way back onto the paths of Righteousness and Holiness which is Godliness that profiteth at all times, 1 Tm.4: 6 If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.
7 But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.
8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
9 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.
10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, especially of those that believe.
11 These things command and teach.
12 Let 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.
13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
This in the end is all of our jobs, even the laymen of the church of the living God, if they are to be belong to Jesus’ Assemblies!~
Written in the Last Days, 3/2/2017, take heed and Repent now before it is too late, for He stands at the door and knocks; to come in and to dwell with us and to dine with us in Spirit and in Truth, Lk.17:20-21 or we are lost still!~