God will have the last word!

God will have the last word! Or will it be a Question?

God will have the last Word!

Habebit verbum ultimum!

Ο Θεός θα έχει την τελευταία λέξη!

!אלוהים יהיה המילה האחרונה

Aut quaerimus?

(Or will it be a Question?)

Ή θα είναι μια ερώτηση?

 

Let us lead off with prayer as always; Lord let us come to where you need us to be in righteousness and holiness according to thy word to us from your Holy Spirit which will lead us and guide us into all truths; just as you have declared to those who follow you with a pure heart; those Lord who think not of their own lives Lord but in serving you and your gospel Lord, will be those you call home; we who have been faithful working in your fields of harvest, just as you instructed us to do Lord! We thank you for your word which is your grace to us and how you have enlightened us in revelation to know how it is we must be, in order for us to find ourselves approved of by you Lord; not by this world standards Lord but according to thy will as a Father instructs His children, you have given us what we need to know to keep us out of all harm and the snares of this world and Satan its master! We give you all thanksgiving, honor, and praise Lord; as we enter into your word today Lord, let it come into our hearts and take hold of our consciousness and sprinkle its goodness on us so we can keep your word close to us, in and always on our minds so we never lose the depth of understanding and the knowledge that it takes to know that if we put not your word to work for us and our brethren that are lost in this world; we have lost sight of what your word is really all about Lord and that is to reach the lost and dying world with your words of salvation and Love! We thank you Lord for all the gifts of the Spirit that you have bestowed on your church Lord so we can be a light on top of that hill which all the world can see in these last days, now I ask you Lord let us receive what you have for us great God so we draw off your eternal power so we never lose our preserving flavor which flows directly from under your throne, out of your throne room and directly to your children as they meditate on your word day and night and let it flow out of our bellies as your living waters: Anoint us with thy own self Lord as we go out into the highways and byways searching, trying our best to get thy house full and over flowing as you give the increase Lord! Jesus this is my prayer Lord that we will be found as good and faithful servants working in your fields of harvest when you return, and be that ready servant that will open up the door immediately at your return, no matter what time it is when you return, day or night, just so we can hear our master’s words; “Well done My good and faithful servant, you have been faithful with a few things, now I will make you lord over many; Come and sit and I will prepare a feast for you and serve you myself; that where I am you may be also!” Let us come to you now and hear what you have for us today Lord! In Jesus name we pray, Amen and Amen!

What thus sayeth the Lord?

מה כה אמר ה ‘?

Τι είπε Ούτω λέγει ο Κύριος?

Quid hæc dicit Dominus?

Many times our Lord Jesus talked to us in the Bible, using straight forward statements such as this one I will talk about in just a minute: When Jesus began His ministry just after being led into the wilderness by the Holy Spirit for forty days and forty nights, He was tempted (Which should be translated to be proved or to be tested by the tempter or tester!) by Satan (Which is called the Tempter or Tester or One who proves, here in verse 3. While James says Jm.1:13Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth 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.): So the devil as used in verse 5 which means (diabolos: slanderous, accusing falsely), tested Jesus in His state of frailty of being flesh, bone, and blood: Jesus used scriptures (Which were His words to begin with, 1 Pt.1:11 & 2 Pt.1:21 is the same person just in different forms, refer to Ro.8:9; 1 Tm.3:16 & 1 Jn.5:20!), to ward off Satan’s attach of His human character and living soul, which was still housing God’s Deity that only belongs to God the Holy Spirit which is His power and Glory, Is.42:8 & 48:11: Where He says I will not give my Glory to another; Jesus showed everyone just exactly who He was in Mt.4:7Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. Jesus hid His glory from the people most of the time so that all scripture could be fulfilled and all the glory would then be transferred to the Holy Spirit from whence it came. But beings Jesus is Lord He was not really tempted at all because He knew all things were His now and forever; Jesus knew at twelve years of age who He was as we see in Lk.2:49And he said unto them: How is it that ye sought me: Wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business? Jesus was saying this to His natural mother and His adopted father, which adopted Him because the Holy Spirit adopted Joseph’s father King David and his son King Solomon, to be His perpetual Son forever to sit on the throne of Israel 2 Sam.7:14 several centuries before in Jerusalem so that He could not only be their King of kings but LORD of Lords: Both Lord and the Christ, Ac.2:36!  This is the reason Jesus answered the tester, the false accuser of the brethren, the adversary, and the father of all lies; with what we all are to take to heart; which was the answer to the first test in verse four: 4But 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 (Jesus told everyone He is the bread of Life that cometh down from heaven but we must be sustained by the word of God, that proceeded out of Jesus’ mouth! Jn.6:63It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life! Jn.6:31-35). And this is “What thus sayeth the Lord our God!” Eternal Salvation is by the word of God, Jn.5:39Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me (Your God Jesus! 1 Tm.3:16). 40And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. 41I receive not honour from men. 42But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you. That our God the Holy Spirit became flesh and blood for us and died for us and you still will not walk in the light of His words! This world is doing exactly what He said they would do; 44How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only? 43I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not (Which means Yashuah or Joshua which means; Yahweh, LORD is Salvation): if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. Today’s world and man’s theologies, philosophies, psychologies, metaphysics, dogmas, religious rituals of vain traditions and worldly pagan festival’s designed for the merchants to sell and to drive the world to materialism and capitalism, which is lust of the flesh, the pride of life, and the lust of the eyes, 1 Jn.2:15-17 and we who are of Jesus Christ know that this whole world lies in wickedness, 1 Jn.5:19And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness! And all humanity run along as if everything is just fine and dandy as they run straight for Hell! Just because they listened to some preacher tell them they are saved by faith and grace alone! Let me do as my master does by asking a question: How is it we say we are Christian’s and keep not His words of Truth by which salvation comes? Let us hope it is from ignorance to what His scriptures say; for many think because if they know not much; it will protect them from the wrath to come. I guess they are referring to: Lk.12:47And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. 48But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more. Well guess what, if you are going through trials and tribulations, maybe, just maybe, our Lord is trying to get your attention and get you back on the straight and narrow before it is too late for you and He just gets tired of trying to reach a degenerate heart and gives you over to your own strong delusions, which are contrary to His living Word! Hag.1:7Thus saith the LORD of hosts: Consider your ways!

The very next verse here in Luke says this: Lk.12:49I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled? This was a verse of Judgment to come as Peter warns in 2 Pt.3:7But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word, are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the Day of Judgment and perdition of ungodly men. 10But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. And 12Looking for and hasting unto the coming of The Day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? But I tell you Jesus wanted to send the fire of Judgment on the Sanhedrin which consisted of the Pharisees and Sadducees! Jesus wanted to send that convicting fire of the Holy Ghost Baptism spoken of by John the Baptist in Mt.3:11I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance. but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: Every Evangelist wants a revival even Jesus; who is the greatest evangelist the world has ever seen, God in the flesh with us, Mt.1:23!!! Lk.3:16John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire: 17Whose fan is in his (Jesus’) hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable. And Peter knew this as well, as we saw earlier in his scriptures the Holy Spirit laid on Peter’s heart to minister to us! Peter instructed us to be found in a certain condition of being; 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. 11Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness (Meaning word and deed!), 12Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God 13Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. 14Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. 15And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; 16As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. 17Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.

18But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen.

This is the pure heart tested in the fire of this world who has repented from their sins and have turned around and put their lives in a new direction, Ac.2:40; 2 Cor.6:17-18, and have done as our Master, our King, our Eternal Father has told us to do; Jn.14:15If ye love me, keep my commandments. He told His disciples to follow Him; and that is exactly what we are to do too! Jn.14:6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Jesus was our perfect example we are to follow or we will not come to the Father! What manner of person ought we to be? Without Holiness, and Righteousness no man will see the Kingdom of God! This is why we need to have a Holy Conversion and be found with Godliness or we have missed the mark by our ignorance not knowing what the word of God has told us as Peter said of those who could not understand Paul’s testimonies to their own destruction! You see the Apostle Paul knew Jesus had told the Apostles those who hear their words and keep their words are these, Jn.8:47He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. These are the same who find every reason in the world not to follow after scripture (This is called being contentious! Do a Bible study on that word!)  and try to justify themselves by saying that they do not want to be found as being a legalist, but the Apostle Paul told us we must have works worthy of repentance, Ac.26:20But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance. You see all scripture is our Law; 2 Tm.3:13But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. 14But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; 15And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. You see if we keep unto His (Jesus’) words of truth and do as instructed by Jesus; we will follow Him in all truth and in all scripture as required by Jesus Himself in Jn.15:20Remember the word that I said unto you: The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. Exactly as Paul was talking about just prior to 2 Tm.3:16-17 if we abide in the truth of scripture we will find ourselves being persecuted today as well, as we look back to Paul’s writings in the same place we were earlier, 2 Tm.3:1This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4Traitors, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away!

(They preach a good song and dance and speak the gospel word for truth but they walk in the world still and are friends with it, Jms.4:4 as they continue to love this world and their lives all the more, such a one as this, cannot be a disciple of Jesus Christ, Lk.14:26-27! Because they are not bearing a cross and putting their flesh under subjection, Ro.8:1-14 by the renewing of their minds, Ro.12:1-2; or we are not being lead by the Holy Spirit but are in the flesh still so we only deceive ourselves by our own actions, Mt.7:15Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. 21Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity! This is exactly what the Apostle Paul told the Ephesus Church, Ac.20:16-38, namely this, 28Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. 29For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. 30Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. 31Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears. 32And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified. We must be sanctified to God and His word of His Grace; The word of God is His grace to us when we abide in it! Then He can show us His favour! This is the same thing Jesus was telling the disciples in Jn.15:1-27 that we must abide in Him and His word or we are with those that are still without and have not committed their own self to Jesus only and are headed for Hell! You cannot drink from two cups; the cup of the world called mammon, which will end in the cup of wrath, Mt.6:24No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

You can have the right mental attitude but without putting the flesh under subjection to our minds Will and the Holy Spirit’s Will, we are not in the truth as a true worshipper in truth and in spirit, Jn.4:24! And they that worship him *must* *worship him* (Jesus!) *in spirit* and *in truth*! Of What? The Gospel of Jesus Christ that starts at Gen.1:1 and ends at Rv.22:21, Jn.5:39Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. 40And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. We must come to Him and His word in order to have Him and be His servant which is a child of God! This is what the Lord’s brother the Apostle James was talking about when he said we need to have faith with works which shows our understanding of God’s Will for us in our lives as we obey His divine words, Jm.2:1-26For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also! Jms.1:25But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. 26If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain. 27Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.)

Back to 2 Tm.3:

6For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. 9But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was. 10But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, 11Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra (Can we say the same about our lives we are leading for our Great God?); what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me. 12Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. (Are we suffering persecution for our Lord? Then the Lord has a word for you! Hag.1:7Thus saith the LORD of hosts: Consider your ways!)

13But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. These are those who walk after the Lord in their own fashion as if Jesus wasn’t serious about obedience to this Holy Bible which is His Will for us yesterday, today, and forever (Heb.13:8) because God changes not, Mal.3:6For I am the LORD, I change not; The Only way to keep from the wrath to come is to be found approved of God in keeping His every word in perfection, this is what Peter and Paul were talking about as well as Jesus, Mt.5:48Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect: 2 Pt.3:14Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

You ask well; how are we to do that? By studying this word and find yourself approved of God fulfilling all His scriptures; Peter told you: 18But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! Which is impossible with man who has not been born again of water and spirit as Jesus told us to do in Jn.3:3Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? 5Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. (Refer to Jn.1:12-13). 7Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. 8The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. 9Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be? 10Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? 11Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. 12If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? Hag.1:5Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts: Consider your ways!

There is no repentance were a person does nothing different from before they asked the Lord of all Glory to forgive their sins and then go away and walk the same as they did before, that is not repenting! Jesus started His ministry after the testing by our adversary of this world and owner and ruler of this world, for it will be his home forever, in the lake of fire; and we are to have dominion over him, Gen.4:7If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? And if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him!

Jesus said in Mt.4:17From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Because the Kingdom of God was with man as we see these verses here, Mt.12:28But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. Which explains whose finger was casting out all these demons and spirit possessed children of God in Lk.11:20But if I *with the finger of God* cast out devils, *no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you*. For this reason Jesus had to go back from wince He came, Jn.3:13And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven: As Jesus explained yet again in another verse in the same book just a little further along, 16:27For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. 28I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: *again, I leave the world, and go to the Father*. Jn.8:23And 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, ye shall die in your sins. Jesus is the I Am look a little further in the same chapter, 58Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I Am. Moses was told by God that His name is ’eh·yeh (I Am) ’ă·šer (Who, What, or That) ’eh·yeh (I Am) in other words I Am What I Am or I Will be what I will be He is everything we will ever need Him to be in a God for us and Him alone, Deu.6:4Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: Mk.12:29And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord! Zech.14:9And the LORD (God our Jesus!) shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one. Eph.4:5One Lord, one faith, one baptism!

Jn.8:59Then took they up stones to cast at him (Jesus): but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by. The Priest knew exactly who Jesus was saying He was: He was saying to them I Am the I Am! Just as Isaiah prophesied, Is.7:14Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name *Immanuel (Meaning God with Us! Mt.1:23!)*; look to another verse in Is.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, The Prince of Peace. (All these titles are just one person our LORD OF Lords and KING of Kings: “Jesus the CHRIST!”: “The HOLY ONE”!)

Which Isaiah prophesied that one would go before Him and prepare the way of our Lord and God; Is.40:3The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.  Is this not our description of John the Baptist preparing the way for Jesus? Jesus the Christ which is both LORD and the CHRIST as we see in Acts.2:36Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. This same God has made Jesus LORD of ALL, Mt.28:18; Ac.10:36The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (He is Lord of all!). This same God who said He would not share His glory with another in Is.42:8I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images. As well as seen in Is.48:11For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? And I will not give my glory unto another. As the Apostle Paul exclaimed in 1 Cor.6:8Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. Paul knew who Jesus was because he was trained by Him in the deserts of Arabia and returned again and went to Damascus; Gal.1:15-17 and Paul preached if we preach any other gospel than what is in this Holy Bible we will be accursed, Gal.1:8-9 twice cursed and three times cursed counting John’s curse given to him by Jesus Himself in Rv.22:18-19 which is exactly what was told to Moses in his desert wonderings to tell the children of Israel, Deu.5:32-33; 17:20; 28:14; Josh.1:7 and finally in Pro.4:

20My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.

21Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.

22For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

23Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

24Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.

25Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.

26Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.

27Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.

This is the same thing the Lord told Joshua in Deuteronomy as well as in Josh.1:7Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper withersoever thou goest.

8This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

9Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

(By the things we see in this world of evil and shame, Dan.12:1And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. 2And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.) We are in that age of trouble and we are not to be distracted by the ways of this world but we are to be held to a higher calling from our Lord God and we are called to be the righteousness of God in Jesus Christ, 1 Cor.5:21! If we are not we will be a shame to our great God Jesus Christ reconciling the world unto Himself, a bride who is spotless and without wrinkle, totally blameless! Who meditate on His word day and night as we have been instructed to do, these laws of Holiness and Righteousness change not just as our God changes not! I have shown you this in Mal.3:6For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. And you are not consumed yet because God is longsuffering and calling all to repentance so none should be lost; but no one knows how to repent properly according to His word; not man’s idea of repentance but Jesus’; He is the way the truth and the life that we must live to have a life shown to be of repentance according to His sovereign Words of Life: Jn.6:63It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. When we fulfill His words of life we have shown ourselves repented and are in His Will for us as in these scriptures for us to live by: Mal.3:16Then 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.

17And 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.

18Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not. In the Millennium to come as told to John the revelator in Rv.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.

So you see God’s Will for us and His word from the Old Testament to the New are perpetual meaning they transcend time and are of His heart and mind and will never change no matter what this God hating world does! It does not matter how low this world falls into condemnation, we are to be a shining light of the word of God in a dying world; We are to be the living words of God as God lives in us for the whole world to see (2 Cor.6:16for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 17Wherefore come out from among them(of the world), and be ye separate (A Holy Nation of Children of God!), saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. 18And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty)! If we do not understand what was written it is to our own shame, Dan.12:2And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

This means because you know not the word of God and His Statutes, Laws, Commandments, Sayings, Precepts, and Lines upon Lines as Is.28 has stated you will not be allowed to become rulers with Him in His millennium to come because you have not prepared yourself according to His Way and His Word which is His Will for you and all His children, Mt.12:46While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. 47Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. 48But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? 49And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! 50For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

You have become one of these instead: Is.28:13But 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. Just like St. Peter said because you wrest with the scriptures to your own detriment, shame and condemnation! And the answer is because you really never read all the scriptures and saw how they are all harmonious to His glory and His wisdom and not the wisdom of this world that is about to pass away at any time! How are we to learn His words of truth and get them imbedded in our minds and always upon our hearts, with man this is impossible but with God in us all things then become possible; it takes a supernatural act of redemption so that we can be taught by God Himself as Isaiah was talking about just a few verses earlier in this passage; 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. With a stammering lip and another tongue will He speak to this people, this is the one who had all scriptures written, it was the Spirit of God as we see in 1 Pt.1:11Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. Which is the Holy Spirit, 2 Pt.1:21For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost: 20Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 19We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: 18And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount. You see it takes the Holy Spirit to lead you to all truths as our Lord Jesus said He would; Jn.14:16And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; 17Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. 18I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. Jesus is that Spirit leading us to all truths in His scriptures in just the right order to understand what He wants us to do as Isaiah said: 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: (Mature in Doctrine of the Apostles and the Lord God in Jesus Christ!) 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. Jesus told us He would not leave us comfortless and He will come to us and He will be in us, the Spirit of truth that the world cannot have unless they have been born-again His way, Eph.4:5One Lord, one faith, one baptism: It’s not man’s ritual of baptism that reveals God in Jesus Christ it is His Baptism, Jn.1:12But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. The same Baptism Jesus was talking about here: Jn.3:3Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? 5Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

So only those who have been truly born-again of the water and of the spirit (Holy Spirit) are these who have been born as the Apostles baptized their converts who had truly repented and came up out of the water speaking in tongues as the Holy Spirit gave the utterances; For only Jesus’ ordained Apostles (Jn.15:16) had the keys to heaven and could bind on earth and in heaven with their words given to them by the Holy Spirit operating in their lives; as we see in the Book of Acts! They had the true baptism formula for baptizing the way Jesus wanted them to, as seen in Ac.2:38-40; 8:16; 10:44-48; which Peter brought to the council in Jerusalem showing how God had poured out upon the gentiles the Holy Spirit the same way that they had received it! By speaking in tongues and prophesying the same as they did when the whole world of Judea asked what meaneth this as Peter exclaimed that this is what Joel prophesied about in Joel.2:28 which is happening now today as well as back then as Peter said it would in Ac.2:39 for this is for us and our children’s children; to all of us who are afar off, we are still in the same age of Grace as when these apostles and the church of Jesus Christ was birthed on the day of Pentecost! As we see the Apostle Paul who was taught by God our Lord Jesus out in the deserts of Arabia and Damascus received the same revelation as shown when he met up with the disciples of John the Baptist in Ephesus, He asked them in: Ac.19:1And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples, 2He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. 3And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said: Unto John’s baptism. 4Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. 5When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus: 6And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied. 7And all the men were about twelve.

So how is it that with so much evidence in the written word of God, has the world not received what our Lord has told them to do? I will show you yet again why: The world and her churches are as these that were prophesied in Isaiah as we look to Is.4:1And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach. These are the seven churches of God through the seven ages that are talked about in Revelation chapter 2 and 3, they were all of the Lord’s churches but He has something against them, they had all fallen into worldly doctrine and had left their first call or first love, they had forgotten to keep in repentance and then came back into the world and sought after our Lord their way as these women in Is. 4, they wanted to feed their own selves the way they wanted to eat or receive the word, and they wanted to dress their self the way they wanted just as those who want their religion and the dress of this world, they wanted only the man’s name to take away their shame which is their eternal condemnation which the Lord will never Marry and allow to become His Bride! This is what is the matter with this world’s churches of anything goes: Just come to Jesus the way you are and all will be all right as long as you just believe! Jesus said *If* you Love Me; Keep My Commandments! This means prove it! How are we going to prove it? We must be about Him and His business when He comes for His church, Lk.2:49And he said unto them: How is it that ye sought me: Wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business? This is exactly what Jesus told His disciples: Jn.4:35Say 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. Mk.8:35For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it. 36For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? 37Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? 38Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. Mk.16:15And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. 17And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. 19So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. 20And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

Unless we receive this message of His, with a child like heart just for Him and His love for us; and unless we have received it and let it come in and do a work in our lives; then we will be saved when we follow Him as He told us to do: Or we have heard and have head knowledge and walk away just as before without doing anything about it, we are as those who are without understanding talked about in scripture: Is.55:7Let 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. Pr.15:15The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: Just as those seven women in Is.4:1; Pr.21:2Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts. 3To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. (Meaning why are you continually repenting for the same sins you keep doing when supposively you have repented? Could it be that you have not the power of the Holy Spirit in control of your life and you have not given yourself over to Him yet; this is the covetness and contentiousness; that the King Saul found himself in and lost his kingdom because of disobedience, 1 Sam.15:22And 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. 23For 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 is the same as receiving Jesus into your life and returning back into the world you should have come out of; your last state will be worst then the first one! All because you failed to receive the Lord as a child; Mt.18:1At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

4Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Those seven ladies talked about in Is.4:1 is not the way to heaven and unless we humble ourselves in full accordance to His living words of truth and allow them to be in us and we following Him only; or we have fallen short and are still being deceived by the ruler of this world, who continually says did the Lord really say that? Surely you will not die but you will be as gods and know all things, good and evil, so how is it we cannot discern yet still, to keep away from this world and its evil ways and doctrines of the foolish worldly wise; 1 Jn.5:19And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. We are to be in the world but not of it, Ac.2:40And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. 2 Cor.6:17Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. 18And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. Just as Jesus said in John chapter 17 we are to be as one with Him as He is one with His Father the Holy Spirit, Jn.10:30I and my Father are one. If we were as one with our Father the Lord Jesus; the world would still want to pick up stones and throw at us today as they did in Jesus’ day! Jm.4:4Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. But if we humble ourselves to Him and His word we will then be in a position for Him to draw closer to us; 6But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. 7Submit yourselves therefore to God: Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. 9Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. 10Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. 1 Jn.4:4Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 5They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. 6We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

You see I have shown how we must surrender all of our heart, minds, souls, spirits, and strengths over to Him for His use and go forth and seek a lost world who seeks their own destruction and they follow the leaders of this world instead of the one and only true leader we should be following and that is Jesus Christ and His Apostles’ who had the keys to heaven, and they used them and have shown us how we are to proceed to come to the Father our Lord Jesus Christ; Jn.12:45And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me. Jesus is the express image of God in man, 1 Tm.3:16And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. When we have seen Jesus we have seen the Father, Jn.14:7-9! Now that we know for a fact that Jesus is God in the flesh we had better figure out how we can serve Him according to His will or we will find ourselves as the unforgiveable in this age or the age to come; Mt.12:31Wherefore 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. All because we didn’t do as instructed, in the verse right before these; 30He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad. All because we worshipped Him our way instead of His way; is it because we are ashamed of Him and His word? So then, it will be ok with you if He is ashamed of you then, when He comes in the glory of His Father! Mk.8:38Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. I would not want to be you in that day! You sow what you reap, are we sowing for the Lord or reaping for the Lord or ourselves to our own shame? Dan.12:2And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. Mt.25:31When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: 32And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: 33And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. 34Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: 36Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 37Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? 38When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? 39Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 40And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. 41Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: 42For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: 43I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. 44Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? 45Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. 46And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal. 30And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. All because you didn’t do anything with what our Lord had given you to use for His glory! You are the servant hiding his Lord’s talent and not using it so that it can accomplish what it was sent forth to do, we must use His calling He put on us for His kingdom to come or we are exactly as that servant that will be cut asunder and cast out into outer darkness where there will be gnashing of teeth! When we keep His word and doeth them we are liken unto a wise man who built his house on a foundation which was dug deep into the word of God clear down to the rock which is Christ Jesus, in which He said on this rock I will build my church and it was the rock of truth of this gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified for our forgiveness and unless we are baptized His way we have not received the Blood of Atonement to our souls for the forgiveness of our sins! It must be done His way because all things that are Holy and Sacred are tied directly to His name! Jn.14:14If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. When we keep His Commandments, If we love Him, Jn.14:15! If we do then He will keep His part of the covenant agreement when we are buried in His likeness; Col.2:6As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: 7Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. 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: 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.

The New Testament Covenant; Ro.6:1What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 2God forbid: How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? 3Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? 4Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. Is it because you have not been buried in His name that you cannot live an overcoming life as required in Revelation chapter 2 and 3! Because you have not been planted in His likeness, buried in the water of remission of sin, when something goes into remission it stops what it was doing before! Jesus said to go and sin no more (Jn.8:11) in order to be made whole, Jn.5:14; go and sin no more unless a worse thing come upon you! For man’s doctrine tells us that Jesus took all sin out of the world and once saved your always saved! Jesus never said that: he said go and sin no more, meaning there is still the possibility of losing your salvation through disobedience to His word, this is the unforgiveable sin of disobedience to what He has said to do! Jn.8:10When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? Hath no man condemned thee? 11She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her: Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more. As well as St. Peter in 2 Pt.2:20For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. 21For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. 22But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire. Just as Jesus talked about he that had received the Lord and had his house meaning his soul all clean up and garnished and the evil spirits that were thrown out came back upon the man, with seven more worst than the first one; and his last state was worse than the first and that man ends up being eight times more wicked than he was at the first! Mt.12:43When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. 44Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. 45Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation. Unless we stay in the word of God as our direction for us, in this world that is lost and dying in its sin; we will find ourselves entangled in its webs of lies and deceit just as in these scriptures given for our admonition! Unless we use all of God’s scriptures (2 Tm.3:16-17) we are not in His will yet, as we see in Mt.12:46While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. 47Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. 48But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? 49And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! 50For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

Only those who strive to enter in at the straight gate on the narrow path of life, that is according to His word will enter into His Kingdom as Jesus said, Jn.14:6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. He is our gate we must travel through by going His way in His truths (words) and by walking the way He walked just as the Apostle Paul instructed us, 1 Cor.12:31But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way. Which he did in the very next chapter; 1 Cor.13:1Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 2And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity (Love), I am nothing: 3And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity (LOVE), it profiteth me nothing. We can do everything just the way Jesus said to do it and all the Apostles and still find ourselves left outside of the Kingdom of God! All because we did have not the right attitude; the attitude of Love for Him and Him only, which is obedience to His every word (because we love Him and for no other reason!)! Many just go through life with the attitude to do just what hast to be done to get into heaven; here’s a clue for ya; they aint going in! There heart is not right just like Simon the sorcerer who tried to buy the Holy Spirit with money! Without the proper heart and attitude you’re not going into the Kingdom of God because you have not received His heart at the sacred rebirth experience where you get a heart like His which is Love for your fellow sinner that must be saved just like you! That is your cross to bear, just as Ezekiel was to tell whoever God instructed him to tell of his faults and to repent or if he didn’t do as the Lord said that man’s blood would be on him!

The watchman!

Ezek.3:16And it came to pass at the end of seven days, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 17Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. 18When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. 19Yet if thou warn the wicked; and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul. 20Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumbling-block before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand. 21Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul. Are we not all watchmen who have been given this word of truth? To bring this gospel message of the Kingdom of God, to all nations and then the end of time will come and is even at the door? Mt.24:14 Yes it is so! So it is our job! Or you have fallen back into sin and complacency of this world by its distractions! We must adhere to all scripture as these below and then I’ll be finishing up!

Being Planted (Buried in Baptism), in the New Testament Covenant  

Ro.6:5For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: 6Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. 7For he that is dead is freed from sin. 8Now if we be dead with Christ (Ac.2:38-40; through 19:1-7 to 2 Tm.3:16-17: Brings us to all scripture is by the inspiration of God, so that we may be perfect, etc!), we believe that we shall also live with him: 9Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. 10For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. 11Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. 12Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof: 13Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. 14For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. 15What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. 16Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? 17But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. 18Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. 19I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness. 20For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. 21What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. 22But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

23For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. So if you live as you did before your baptism you have not had a true conversion and have not truly been born-again of the watery grave in His name in the only name by which salvation comes, Ac.4:9If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole; 10Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. 11This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.

12Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Closing with questions being answered with questions

  1. Matthew 9:14-15 (NIV) 14 Then John’s disciples came and asked him, “How is it that we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?”  15 Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them?
  2. Matthew 15:1-3 (NIV) Then some Pharisees and teachers of the law came to Jesus from Jerusalem and asked, 2 “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They don’t wash their hands before they eat!”  3 Jesus replied, “And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition?
  3. Matthew 15:32-34 (NIV) 33 His disciples answered, “Where could we get enough bread in this remote place to feed such a crowd?”  34 “How many loaves do you have?” Jesus asked.
  4. Matthew 17:24-26 (NIV) 24 After Jesus and his disciples arrived in Capernaum, the collectors of the two-drachma tax came to Peter and asked, “Doesn’t your teacher pay the temple tax?” 25 “Yes, he does,” he replied.  When Peter came into the house, Jesus was the first to speak. “What do you think, Simon?” he asked. “From whom do the kings of the earth collect duty and taxes—from their own sons or from others?”
  5. Matthew 21:16 (NIV) 16 “Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked him.  “Yes,” replied Jesus, “have you never read, “‘From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise’?”
  6. Matthew 26:6-10 (NIV)  6 While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of a man known as Simon the Leper, 7 a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table.  8 When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked. 9 “This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.”  10 Aware of this, Jesus said to them, “Why are you bothering this woman?”
  7. Mark 2:1-11 (NIV) 5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”  6 Now some teachers of the law were sitting there, thinking to themselves, 7 “Why does this fellow talk like that? He’s blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?”  8 Immediately Jesus knew in his spirit that this was what they were thinking in their hearts, and he said to them, “Why are you thinking these things? 9 Which is easier: to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, take your mat and walk’? 10 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins….” He said to the paralytic, 11 “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.”
  8. Mark 4:10, 13 (NIV) 10 When he was alone, the Twelve and the others around him asked him about the parables…13 Then Jesus said to them, “Don’t you understand this parable? How then will you understand any parable?
  9. Mark 4:38, 40 (NIV) 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” 40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
  10. Mark 7:17-18 (NIV) 17 After he had left the crowd and entered the house, his disciples asked him about this parable. 18 “Are you so dull?” he asked.
  11. Mark 10:2-3 (NIV) 2 Some Pharisees came and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?”  3 “What did Moses command you?” he replied.
  12. Mark 12:14-17 (NIV) 14 They came to him and said, “Teacher, we know you are a man of integrity. You aren’t swayed by men, because you pay no attention to who they are; but you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not? 15 Should we pay or shouldn’t we?”  But Jesus knew their hypocrisy. “Why are you trying to trap me?” he asked. “Bring me a denarius and let me look at it.” 16 They brought the coin, and he asked them, “Whose portrait is this? And whose inscription?” “Caesar’s,” they replied.  17 Then Jesus said to them, “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.” And they were amazed at him.
  13. Mark 12:18, 20-24 (NIV) 18 Then the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question… 20 Now there were seven brothers. The first one married and died without leaving any children. 21 The second one married the widow, but he also died, leaving no child. It was the same with the third. 22 In fact, none of the seven left any children. Last of all, the woman died too. 23 At the resurrection whose wife will she be, since the seven were married to her?”  24 Jesus replied, “Are you not in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God?
  14. Luke 2:48-49 (NIV) 48 When his parents saw him, they were astonished. His mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you.”  49 “Why were you searching for me?” he asked. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?”

  These are just a few, for there are many more to draw from as well! But Jesus made a statement which was in the form of a question on the cross at Calvary He said: Ps.22:  1My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Which Jesus spoke on the very cross of Calvary for one reason and one reason only; it was and still is prophetic in its nature! Jesus knew exactly who He was and why He was on the cross and the cup He was made to drink; for all humanity is required to drink from the dregs of the sin of wrath to come, for all have sinned and come short of God’s glory, and are required to pay for their sins with their lives, for the punishment of sin is death to the sinner, it is a commandment of God, which is still in effect!

He has made us quite aware of the price to be paid for our sin; and He has shown us how we can have power over sin and death and the grave! But it is up to us to use what He has given to us so that we can decide for ourselves which is called free will, to either accept His offer and walk in His ordinances or walk as they, which walk in the world of wickedness! Just as the seven women who wanted their own food and clothing but wanted a name of the man to take away their shame (their sin and condemnation)!

Jesus has shown us in His words of life how we must be saved by His Ordained Apostles who had the keys to heaven! You notice they had keys to heaven, the word keys is plural for a reason, it takes all scripture to be righteous and it takes separation from this world and keep only unto Jesus Christ in order to be Holy as in consecrated for His use because we are supposed to be His Holy Temple that He will use to walk in this world, in us!

Many in that last day will be outside just as the unwise virgins who let their Holy Oil run out which is symbolic of their Holy Spirit Baptism, you see it hast to be renewed daily, 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. If we are not in the will of God we are in our will which is the same as saying we don’t need those things that the Lord has for us; we will do as we think is right and that is the sin that is never forgiven in this age or the next! Mt.12:31Wherefore 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 (Who inspired all the scriptures to be written by God’s (Jn.4:24) Grace, Eph.4:29-30; Mt.12:36-37), it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come. Because all scripture is Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit inspired and you have decided to put your word and your truths above our God’s, you are the clay pot trying to tell the potter what he must make! Who are you that can stand against this world’s only God and creator? Ro.3:3For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? 4God 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. 5But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man) 6God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world? You can believe any way you want but will it justify you when you stand before your God who will judge all that you have ever said and believed? This is the reason God gave us the story of the man named Job! All His friends believed wrong and God commanded that they all bring sacrifices for their sin and to have Job the only correct one among them pray for them and God would receive Job’s interceding prayer of sacrifice for them so He would not have to consume them in their sin of being incorrect! Even if we preach His word and lead all the world to Christ Jesus and we are still found to be in our own ways, living in the world the way we want and not the way He wants His children to live; we find ourselves still in His wrath to come! To be cast out just like the unwise servant who was cut asunder and cast out into outer darkness where there will be gnashing of teeth! These words are not some kind of fairy tale or some myth thought up through the ages! Is.55:11So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. Our God cannot lie, Tit.1:2In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; Num.23:19God is not a man, that he should lie; Heb.6:18That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: You see we have a hope of salvation just as the Apostle Paul preached that he would run his race well and not fall short of his calling and that he would be crowned with a crown of glory for holding onto the truths of his salvation he received for doing all that God our Lord Jesus had for him to do! The Apostle Paul was for all of us an example to follow just as his Lord was! 2 Tm.4:1I 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. 5But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. 6For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. 7I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

8Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. Do you really Love His Appearing? Or are you afraid? If sin is in your life be very, very, afraid for the wrath of our God is Hell for all who have sinned and have not correctly been baptized in His Name according to His Apostles and even Himself in Mt.28:19Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Jesus said I and My Father are One and I will send the Holy Ghost which is called by My name so we see the name of the Father and the name of the Holy Spirit is Jesus Christ! Because He is God with us, Mt.1:23! And when we baptize in the very name of Jesus Christ as required by scriptures we are in full agreement with all scripture in baptizing in this manner, 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.

So finally I will say this last thing and then I’m done; Many people in that last day will be outside of the gate and not allowed in because they have left something undone such as these: Mt.7:21Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. These verses are for Teachers, Preachers, Evangelist, Prophets, and Apostles who have not kept their faith in accordance to His word and have gotten out of line with their doctrines who lead people astray, Mt.5:19Whosoever 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. Anyone who says we are not to worry about His commandments is not your friend, for they are the least in the kingdom of God which will be Hell because that is going to be the least place in God’s Universe because their righteousness was not exceeding that of the scribes and Pharisees, who knew all the scriptures but did not walk in them, are you going to be the same as they?

If you are you will be just like one of those who thought this is no big deal somehow God will make a way for all sinners to get to heaven somehow, that is even what the Pope is preaching today, he says even the atheist will make it to heaven as long as they do good! This was on the welcome page of AOL’s web site on Huffington Post news article on May 23rd 2013 Where we have also found articles today of men who say they are the antichrist which was miss interpreted and was really meant to say another Christ as incarnated again in the flesh, which he tells his followers to have his mark, the mark 666 on their person and has a religious following who say he is Jesus! Which he says there is no heaven and no hell, heaven which is this earth is heaven and it is only hell to those who do not follow him! These are the end times my friends, are you going to be left outside when Jesus comes to take His bride home? Many in that day will say My God My God why have you forsaken me?! And Jesus in His usual style will have one of His question scriptures ready for you too! Like this one; Lk.6:46And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? Hag.1:5Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts: Consider your ways! Mal.1:6A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name? 7Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the LORD is contemptible. 8And if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? and if ye offer the lame and sick, is it not evil? offer it now unto thy governor; will he be pleased with thee, or accept thy person? saith the LORD of hosts.

You see every time we offer up prayers and we have sin in our lives we are something detestable to Him because we offer up lame sacrifices of uncleanness and our stink is always before His nostrils as we offer up profane prayer! Look to these scriptures, Pr.15:8The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight. 9The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness. Pr.28:9He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination. 10Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good things in possession.

The Apostle Paul told us something so profound and yet I see this world walking around like nothing is going on; Paul told us to work out our own salvation, with fear and trembling! Phil.2:12 we cannot wait till we get to heaven and try and defend our way of life on what someone else said was going to be ok! We must have His sure mercies over our lives or we find ourselves coming up short every time! Only those who obey His word will find eternal happiness waiting for them Jn.8:51! Just as Jesus has said; Jn.14:6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. 7If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. When we do things Jesus’ way we do things just like the Father wants us to do! Real simple even a child can get this theology! Disobedience goes to Hell, Righteousness and Holiness goes to be with Jesus in Heaven by obedience to His word pretty simple! Do as His Ordained Apostles have told you or find yourself in Hell! Eph.4:1I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, 2With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; 3Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all (Ac.10:36; Col.3:11-17; 1 Jn.5:20; 1 Cor.6:11!). 7But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Ac.2:38Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 39For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the LORD our God shall call. 40And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

So are you going to be one of those who end up saying, “My God My God why have you forsaken Me?”

You will hear the Lord ask you some of these questions: How is it you could not discern the times?

How is it you thought you could come to My feast that is for My Children and not have on the proper wedding garment?

How is it you are not clothed with Righteousness and Holiness and that you are not found to be Blameless as I told you to be?

How is it you wish to speak with Me now and you know not my heavenly language, the supernatural tongue that I have given all My children for a sign?

How is it you have no testimony and cannot prophecy as all My children do?

Did I not tell you that you must be born again of the water and of the spirit, before you could enter into My Kingdom?

Did I not tell you that if you would listen to My words that you should listen to My Apostles Doctrines, teachings, which are words of life, also?

Did I not tell you that in order for you to have eternal life in peace and happiness you must abide in Me which is My word?

Did I not tell you that to live with Me forever you had to do what I told you to do?

Did I not say, “If you love Me to keep My Commandments?

Did not My Apostles who I gave instruction to, not tell you, “Everyone of you to be Baptized in My own name for the remission (forgiveness) of your sins”?

How is it that you believe man’s ways in place of My ways, which are eternal, for I change not?

Did I not give you the Holy Bible which is filled with My instructions to Heaven and life eternal?

How is it you are found with none of My life giving words in you?

Did I not tell everyone who wanted to live forever that they needed to eat of My flesh which is My Word?

Did I not say to drink of My blood and you would live forever in Me and I in you?

How is it you did not know My blood was the baptism of the Holy Spirit which is My Spirit in you and you become one with Me?

Did I not say I was the bread that came down from Heaven, that you were to eat in order to live forever with Me?

Were there never signs in the earth and in the heavens for you to know that there was a God who has allowed all this to be?

How is it you do not know I Am A God who DEMANDS OBEDIENCE, before sacrifice of continual repentances?!

Did you not know the prayers of a promiscuous and presumptuous sinner is an ABOMINATION TO ME?

Did you not know to cut your hair and to worship Me it is to be a shame to you and that your hair was to be uncut and was to be for you a covering, for it is your glory?

Is My glory for you of little or no worth to you?

Did I not tell My men children not to round the corners of their hair or their beards?

Did I not tell you to come out from among the ungodly and for you to be a holy and righteous people and I would be your God?

Did I not say in Daniel that a shame was going to be in condemnation to whoever was a shame to Me?

Have you never read the history of My people and My children that I admonished them continually for disobedience of My Law that I have written and put in their minds and on their hearts or do you even know My Commandments for your instructions?

If you do not know My ways and My Laws then how are you equipped to come back with Me in My Millennium reign and rule with a rod for Me?

Did not I chastise My own children as a good Father is supposed to do and to raise your children in the fear of the Lord; then how is it you have no fear of Me?

How is it now that I cannot allow you to come into My presence?

Why is it now that I cannot allow you to come into the Grooms Feast for His Bride who has made herself ready for Her Groom?

Did I not warn you not to give away your inheritance as that vain Esau did who even came weeping and could not receive his blessing from his father just like you today?

Did I not have My Apostle Paul warn you to work out your salvation with fear and trembling?

Why is it you are not trembling now as My servant warns you yet again?

How is it that the world does not hate you; is it because you and the world that is evil are in league together and serve the same master?

Can you answer Me these things and countless more I will have for you on the Day of your Judgment?

No you cannot, now I will finish with what you will hear in that day you stand before Me in My Day of Judgment upon you!

Mt.7:23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Ps.5:5The foolish shall not stand in My sight: I hatest all workers of iniquity.

Ps.6:8Depart from Me, all ye workers of iniquity;

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.

Mt.10: 14And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.

15Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city. And for you who have not received My servants words I have given him! For he has spoken only of my words that I have given you before!

Mt.10:28but rather fear Me which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Mt.11:22But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you. At least they repented at the words of the Lord’s prophet!  24But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.

Mt.12:36Be ye careful how you answer yourself today and for your conscience sake disregard not my Word which is my Spirit: 37for I will hold you accountable for every idle word you speak, not only to anyone around you but to your own heart, I will hold you accountable!

Mt.13: Why should you be found bundled together with the tares and carried to My burn pile in Hell? Should not you be gathered to My barn with the rest of My wheat, who are called by My name?  49So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,

50And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Mt.13:57How is it My prophet cannot even receive honor in his own house; have not I given him My words of truth; for you to understand which will save you from My wrath to come, and you receive him not just as you do away with My Word to you that is your eternal life to you?

Mt.13:58And I will not do mighty works for you because you have lost your faith, in Me and My words, as well as My servants!

Mt.14:31O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

Mt.14:14Why have you listened to man’s sayings and not Mine, for they are the blind leading the blind and they both shall fall into the ditch; that is greased, that is sloped steep for all your lies to slide down into the pits of Hell, where there will be gnashing of teeth and the worm dieth not and the fire is never quenched!

Let you therefore hear what thus sayeth the Lord of hosts; For your sins I have been crucified! I did it for My own name’s sake, for how should My name and My world that I have created be polluted and My glorious name be blasphemed by not making a way for My children to escape Hell and not to have a way to My Kingdom? For I have not only given Myself to you but I have shown you in My words; how your hearts must be Sanctified, Consecrated and Purified unto Me by My own Words; that are eternal life to you!

Therefore thus sayeth the Lord: Consider you ways! Repent everyone of you and be baptized in My name; in the only name by which salvation comes; in the Holy Glorious name of Jesus Christ for I will remit your sins from you and give you the power to go and sin no more, and ye shall ask anything in My name and I shall do it for you, when you become one with Me and I with you and I give you the utterance of a heavenly tongue and you prophecy to the glories of being one with Me, for I will give you a testimony all of your own which is only for you! Then strive to enter into the straight gate on My narrow path of this life of yours and I will receive you unto My own self and I will give you a stone with a name that no one will know but you and I!

Repent while I may still be found, and receive My words and my truths and worship Me in Spirit and in Truth that I require of all My children who are called by My name and are in the midst of My Bride who has made herself ready for Me, who is without spot and without wrinkle who has strived to be found blameless for her husband; which is My Church called by My name, which I have purchased with My own blood! You are not your own I have purchased you and have paid a price that no one is able to repay, for this is My gift to you but you must seek it out for yourselves; for it is not hard to find the way to My heart, it is in my words of Life that I had written for you by my prophets of old and My servants who became My friends who are My Apostles, who I have instructed to write what I have given for them to write unto you!

I Am the same yesterday, today and I Am able to be that forever, for My words will not come back void from wince I sent them out to accomplish! I Myself have spoken and it will be done at My letting, so beware and heed My servants warning that I have had him write unto you; seek Me while I may be found in peace, and loving kindness for My longsuffering is about to come to an end, for the time is nearer now than ever before for My coming! There is not much time remaining before all things will come to pass that have been spoken of in my living Word!

Seek ye men who stay in My word without adding anything to it or without taking anything away as I have instructed; for these are truly My Ordained and Anointed! Many will come in My name but I have not sent them, they are there because they have taken their fathers roles on them by tradition and not by My Calling Them! In these last days many will come and say things that are in My word and you will find them to right according to My doctrines but they will walk far from Me and lead many into the world from wince I called you out of! They will make it hard for you not to fall in love with them and their speech, but I say unto you that they have not your best interest in mind for they are looking out for their own bellies and feeding themselves from My table and will lead many astray with doctrines that they will bring in that are not My own once they have won your favour and your trust! Even though they have many good fruits that seem to be honorable they will turn to corruption and be far from Me in the end! Many are in the world as I now speak unto you and are for your testing, for only those who know My word will be able to tell who is a deceiver, by the way I speak to you in the Spirit, you will know that they are not of Me, for if I have sent them they will only speak the truth of My written word to you! Anything less than this is an Abomination and Confusion; which I will correct in a most harsh and quick end of it will I make!

My children be patient for just a little while longer and I will come and receive you unto Myself and where I am you will be also, In My Kingdom are many mansions that you have prepared by doing what I have instructed you to do, for that is where you have chosen to place your heart and I have carried it out for those who receive My word and put them in their hearts and display them in this vile world for all to ridicule, for I have seen how the world looks upon My true children, who I have chosen to place My name! I know the trials and tribulations that you must overcome to be with Me, but your reward is far greater than anything you have seen or will see in this world you live in now! As I told you in my word be of good cheer for I have overcome this world and so must you also, for it is your trials and tribulation and is your testing grounds for purification; for If you overcome the world now you will not have to go through the times of Jacob’s troubles that are for my disobedient children who have hardened their hearts to Me and my word!

As I have told you these things that are upon you are for signs and wonders that you may see and know that the time is near for My coming; I have told you so you would know it is so; receive My word in what I have had written for you it is for your edification and admonishment to prepare you for what is to come and to know that those who have my name will have no fear in these last days for it is all in My hands and is being accomplished just as I have said it would be so that you know it is from Me! For I have told you from dispensation to dispensation what to watch for and what to do in each, for what I open no one is able to shut and what I shut no one is able to open and when I speak it will be so as if it is done already, for it is in My sight and will be in your also! Therefore take heed to My instructions, keep to My word and live! For My word is my Spirit and if you blaspheme my Spirit it will not be forgiven of you in this age or any age to come, for I change not! Therefore pray and fast that what comes upon this world will not come upon you for I have warned you by My servant; Thus sayeth the Lord; Consider your ways and your heart and make sure it is on Me and my Will for you which is My word that I have given you for your instruction! Keep thyself only unto Me and I will have you with Me forevermore; thus sayeth the Lord of host!

Lord I thank you for your words to us your children, for you know who your children are and who will heed the word you have given us today! You are so faithful to those who worship you and are thrilled to be called by your name and those who have a love for their fellow man even those who are their enemies for we know that Hell is too hot and it is forever and was made for the adversary and your fallen spirits who have left their first estate and all spirits will end up returning to you who gave it Lord; for you to judge as you judge with all righteousness; Lord I ask that we hear what thus sayeth our Lord and I ask that we put it in our hearts and keep it always before our faces as not to ever fall from it as those who are going to that despicable place called Hell because of disobedience that you have warned us about repeatedly! I thank you Lord that you have not given up on us and continue to give us answers to our prayers and that we can still have a move of your wondrous power with signs and miracles when a child who is called by your name prays in the Holy Spirit and grows in the spirit with moaning that only you know what it is that we are in need of as we intercede for our own selves and others; even those who need to come to you oh LORD our GOD Jesus Christ for we know if we ask anything in your name it will be done because we only ask for those things that are in your will for us to have! I thank you Lord for thy Holy Spirit who lets us know what it is that we really need and what is only a want or a desire, for only you know the difference of a necessity of will!

Thank you Lord for your plan of salvation that you have given to us by your Holy Anointed Ordained Apostles who told us as Peter, who did testify and exhort to us many words that you had for us to receive for our salvation when he said in Ac.2:38Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 39For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the LORD our God shall call. 40And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

And to your messenger to the gentiles who were really a far off but yet they were given a promise by you in the Book of Gen.12:3And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. By you who was your spirit being manifested in the flesh for our salvation and to know who you really are, are indeed really the only ones who are worshipping you in truth and in your Holy Spirit! Because of your Holy Anointed Apostle Paul who taught the gentiles the same baptism that Peter did by your Holy Spirit’s leading him into your truths Lord Jesus; when he said to the disciples of John the Baptist; have you received the Holy Spirit since ye believed? They said we have not so much as even heard there be any Holy Spirit such as these in this world today for they believe it is not for them as some preach, which is against your word Lord, and we will not err as they did my Lord; for your gifts are without repentance and all gifts from heaven above and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. So we know that the whole world lieth in wickedness and is being deceived as we study your word today; who are being led to their own destruction because they sought not their own salvation with fear and trembling! For Lord we know the act of disobedience to your word brought with it a death penalty in the lake of fire in the Old Testament as well as in the New testament; your word has not changed but is still true and heaven and earth must pass away before your word will ever change to a New Dispensational Covenant but your obedience will still always be required forever as it is today with you because you change not!

Lord my prayer is that this word you have given me will touch each and every heart that reads it and studies upon it for their edification Lord; that none should be lost as it is your will also according to your own words!

Therefore thus sayeth the Lord’s servant to you: Repent and every one of you be baptized in the only name by which salvation and all prayers are answered; in that glorious name of Jesus Christ for the Remission and forgiveness of your sins; and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit for it is a gift to you and to your children’s children and to whosoever will receive it and unto them who are a far off even to as many as our Lord Jesus Christ shall call! For their is but One Lord, One Faith which has been discussed here today, and only One Baptism that our Lord Jesus Christ has put in place for all to receive who believe in His word alone and not man’s vain traditions but according to His word we will be saved!

So if you have not been baptized according to His Will for you, you are at fault because you have listened to man instead of praying through till you received the Holy Spirit who would lead you into all these truths that are in Jesus’ word given to us by His Holy Spirit filled ordained men who put His word before their very own lives! If we speak at all let it be done as an oracle of our Lord Jesus Christ! Come while Jesus may be found while there is time; very soon now the door to heaven’s gate will be closed forever and you will find yourself outside as was talked about by Jesus Himself in;

Matthew 25

1Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. 2And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: 4But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. 6And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. 7Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. 8And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. 9But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. 10And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. 11Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 12But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

We can never let our Holy Spirit leak out we must keep it renewed daily or we will find ourselves left outside as these five virgins who were just as saved as the first five were but they left their duties undone in disobedience and will be left outside the same as you or I if we keep not only to Jesus’ Will that is His Words of Eternal Life for us who obey Him and glorify Him with our own selves serving Him just because we can’t do enough for him! Are you doing that for Him today as a loving child of God should? Repent!!!

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. Ro.14:10But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. 11For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. 12So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

God will have the Last Word!

Is.57:21There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.

Is.48:22There is no peace, saith the LORD, unto the wicked.

Ezek.21: 31And I will pour out mine indignation upon thee, I will blow against thee in the fire of my wrath, and deliver thee into the hand of brutish men, and skilful to destroy. 32Thou shalt be for fuel to the fire; thy blood shall be in the midst of the land; thou shalt be no more remembered: for I the LORD have spoken it.

Ezek.22:30And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none. 31Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord GOD.

Ro.6:23For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our LORD. The Lord will show you the way, 1 Cor.2:9-16!

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Rev. G. L. Boyett                                                              May 24th 2013

“Why do believers fall away from Christianity?”

A sermon called

“The answer to a Question”

“Why do believers fall away from Christianity?”

One Sunday not long ago there was asked a question: of why do people fall away from the Lord and lose their faithfulness to come and worship as they did at the first?

The answer is not difficult: For even Jesus gives us the answer in the Parables of the farmer with the seed. (Mt.13:1-13; see also Mk.4:1-20). Let us turn to Matthew chapter13!

Matthew 13

1The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side. 2And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore. 3And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow; 4And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: 5Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: 6And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. 7And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: 8But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold. 9Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. 10And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? 11He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. 12For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. 13Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

14And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:

15For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. 16But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. 17For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them. 18Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. 19When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side. 20But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; 21Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended. 22He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. 23But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. 24Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: 25But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 26But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 27So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? 28He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? 29But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. 30Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. 31Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: 32Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof. 33Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. 34All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: 35That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world. 36Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. 37He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; 38The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; 39The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. 40As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. 41The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; 42And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. 44Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. 45Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: 46Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it. 47Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: 48Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. 49So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, 50And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 51Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord. 52Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old. 53And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence. 54And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works? 55Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? 56And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things? 57And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house. 58And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

So many so called believers or those who profess conversion; fall away from the Lord by circumstances in their lifetime, just as the seed sown in uncultivated soil that has been not well tended! For they start off good and spring up quickly but have no roots because they have not continued past all the emotional highs of being forgiven and now diligently sought the Lord, to His fulness, to be truly justified, by His name at Baptism and by His indwelling Holy Spirit in them, 1 Cor.6:11And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. Being justified in the Lord is what all of us are supposed to be looking for! To be seen without fault by the eyes of the Lord who sees all! This is only done by staying in the truth and the only truth in this world is God’s own irrefutable, inerrant and Holy Word given to us by His own self and by the Apostles, for all scripture was given by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, 2Pt.1:20Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

21For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. So you see here it is impossible to translate scripture without His Spirit being in you! For this reason all of us who have been endowed with His presence and His Holy Spirit infilling as required by scripture itself, which is God’s Truthful Word as seen in;

Romans 8

 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. 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. 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. 12Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. 13For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. 14For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. If we don’t make it past this far in the scriptures we will never be able to complete the rest of these verses!

15For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 16The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. 18For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. 19For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. 20For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, 21Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. 22For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. 23And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. 24For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? 25But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. 26Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. 28And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 29For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. 31What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? 32He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? 33Who shall lay anything to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. 34Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. 35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the daylong; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

 39Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. To be used at the end of this sermon or lesson, whatever you chose to call it!

But let us return to what Jesus said earlier in verse 14 of Matthew chapter 13: 14And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: but taken in context it shows us that there will in the end be few that will make it to the divine end that will be a glorious one: I refer you now to Is.6:8Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. 9And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. 10Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed. 11Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate, 12And the LORD have removed men far away, and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land. 13But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in them, when they cast their leaves: so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof. So you see we will have to face great tribulations if we are truly grafted into the vine of Israel as Jesus says we are in John 15:

1I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 2Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit (This means we will face trials to prove our faith and the trials also help to build more faith in which we can then become as all those who Jesus is looking for; the called and the few Mt.7:12-14; Mt.20:16; Mt.22:14!; the overcomers; Jn16:33 and Rev2:25But 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.) . 3Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. 4Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. 5I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. 6If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. Throws out that once saved always saved theology doesn’t it! 7If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. (This is when true Grace is applied as in Jn.1:16And of his fulness have all we (all truly born-again of His Name and His Holy Spirit infilling! Jn.3:3-8) received, and grace for grace (favour upon favour!). 17For the law was given by Moses, but grace (God’s favour which is the revelation of who God is!) and truth came by Jesus Christ. Which is Jesus revealing himself to be the Father in the flesh (Jn.14:6-9; Jn.8:24; 36; 58 The great I Am! of the Old Testament and now of the New Testament as well! Look at Jn.16:27-28 key in on the word again! Jn.6:62What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?) the word of God now flesh, Jn.1:14 the truth of God being the Holy Spirit, Jn.4:24 that was made and had become the only begotten God Jn.1:18 (In the original Greek copy), that was verified by the Apostle Paul; 1 Tm.3:16And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

8Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

9As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.

 10If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.

11These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

 12This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

 13Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

14Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. All these things are conditional when we stay in love with Him; who all love begins in and to who He gives it; His favour, His grace, when we abide in Him and His word in all things we say and do, for it must be done in Jesus name; Col.3:17!

15Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. God’s true favour is His revelation of what God wants all His true children to say and do! We who are called are ordained by Him to bring this gospel to all nations! Hag.1:5 & 7; 5Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways. & 7Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways.

Jn.15:16Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

 17These things I command you, that ye love one another. This is that commandment that most fail on; for they cannot forgive all that has happened to them, and have not forgiven others as Christ forgives you! For this reason Christ put a child on His lap and said unless we become as a child we will not enter into His kingdom, for there is none greater in His kingdom than a child for that exact reason, they have a child’s heart of a loving nature from its inherited source at birth, from Him who gave them their new souls as He blew the breath of life into them!

18If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. Does the world hate you or are you doing just fine in it? I refer you once again to scripture, for I will not leave it; or forsake it; James.4:4Ye adulterers and adulteresses (Those who have left their first love! Just as the church in this last age; the Laodiceans; for they have become lukewarm and in need of nothing in their own self righteous eyes!), know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. 5Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain: The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? (The Spirit lusteth to envy because we put our flesh in the way and heed to its desires rather than the Holy Spirit’s will for us; This is that unforgiveable sin that will not be forgiven in this age or the next (Mt.12:31-32 and Mk.3:28-30 ends the same way Matthew does with not a way to be forgiven if one has done this great blasphemy of the Holy Spirit; it will end in the death of all none believers in the Lake of Fire where the worm dieth not and the fire is never quenched because you are the fuel for it, Eze.21:31And I will pour out mine indignation upon thee, I will blow against thee in the fire of my wrath, and deliver thee into the hand of brutish men, and skilful to destroy. 32Thou shalt be for fuel to the fire; thy blood shall be in the midst of the land; thou shalt be no more remembered: for I the LORD have spoken it. & Eze.22:30And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none. 31Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord GOD.) unless you change your self righteous attitudes and become once again a true servant to our Lord Jesus Christ as seen in Lk.17:7But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat? 8And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink? 9Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not! 10So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say: We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do. (Ecc.12:12-14).  This is a true servant’s attitude we are just doing our duty which was allowed to us, by Him allowing us into the master’s house; He could have just as well, left you to your own devices that would had led to the lake of eternal fire! But God gives true Grace to those who He has chosen to serve Him! Ecc.12:7: God knows us long before we have entered into our mother’s wombs! Mal.1:3 & Ro.9:12-13; from Gen.25:23, God alone knows the beginning from the end, and He alone knows who will truly serve Him without any conditions or limitations, as to what that servant’s position should be! For they alone have sold out all that is within them and have given freely to Him alone!

6But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble: 7Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. 9Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. 10Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

Jn.15:19If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Are you truly being hated in this world? You would be if you have sold out your heart and soul to Christ Jesus; for the world cannot receive this salvation unless they have been born–again! For this indwelling Spirit is not for the whole world for the world cannot receive it; if they did then they would have to be converted and walk in a new light; the Light of Jesus Christ as their redeemer; Jn.14:15If ye love me, keep my commandments. 16And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; 17Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. 18I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. This is Jesus living inside you! Which is the righteousness of God in Him, 2 Cor.5:16Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. 17Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 18And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 19To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. 20Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. 21For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him (Jesus). Then if Christ be in us we are a new creature waiting for the time when we will meet Him and be as He is and we too will be as He is! This is that eternal prize we all must strive for, when we truly do mortify this flesh, with all its carnal desires! Means to put it under subjection and to control it and to dominate it and its desires for they are always contrary to the Spirit, as Jesus told His Apostles who could not stay awake on that last night in the Garden of Gethsemane, which Jesus would live for the last time, with His Brethren as they had known Him! Mt.26:40-43.

 20Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. Are you adhering to every word of this Holy Bible? If not why should you be called by His name or even try to call Him: I yet refer you yet again to scripture for I will be accursed like those who hear not His words and keep them: Gal.1:8But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. Rev.22:18For 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: 19And 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. Mt.5:17-20 & Mt.24:35, This is that which we all must do to enter into His Rest: When we find ourselves approved of by Him, when we have done all that we could possibly do to stand! God will not look you over for degrees and special commendations of man’s ways, but He will look you over for scares that you have received in the battle of life in His services! Quote by Rev. G. L. Boyett:

Lk.6:46And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? Pr.15:8The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight. 9The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness. Gal.4:Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth? For every man will stand before Jesus and give an account for himself and what you did with His grace, His favour, to you and how you used it for yourself or for others, Phil.2:10 Therefore I give this to you; to take heed and to take care of these little things by which if handled correctly, will then be given unto you in great abundances, to look after for our Lord and Saviour; when He comes to square your accounts! And if we learn His ways which are not of this world; that is when His persecution begins that He was talking about; for the world will not receive our message unless He draws them; Jn.6:43Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves. 44No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. 45It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me. 46Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father. 47Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.

We can have all the pagan holidays in our churches we want (Just like the universal church of the Catholics; that’s what Catholic means; it is a Latin word for Universal, the combining the Pagan and the Christian theologies into one religious state!), just so we can them to get them to come into His house but if they have not come to hear the words of God it is to no avail for only those who seek after God come to know who He is in Jesus Christ; for it is said that they will be taught of God; it is His words that will bring in the increases not our programs such as this pagan holiday of the Easter bunny! It is God who gives the increase 1 Cor.3:5Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? 6I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. 7So then neither is he that planteth anything, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. 8Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour. 9For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building. 10According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. 11For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; 13Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. 14If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. 15If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. 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. So are we going to build on sound theological principles or are we going the way of the world and its carnality to sell more candy to yet once more satisfy the greed of man’s divinations or are we going to honor our Lord and God Almighty and just be happy to serve Him as a faithful servant and allow Him to reward us in His eternal way?

Jn.15:21But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me. The world will not receive our message because they have taken man’s word above our Lord’s, Jn.5:39Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. 40And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. 41I receive not honour from men. 42But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you. 43I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive (Calvinism, Wesleyanism, Lutheranism , Arminianism or Popeism). 44How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only? 45Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust. 46For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me; for he wrote of me. 47But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words? Jesus told all who He was; for if you have seen Jesus you have seen to one who sent Him; Jn.10:30; 12:45 and Jn.14:7-9 and yet we still have not come to where even we who profess to be oneness have not allowed ourselves to just walk in His simple-ness of His every word as a loving child is called to do! For Jesus said IF you love Me keep My commandments; Jn.15:15! Where there is no commandments there is no law and where there is no law there can be no sin but Jesus came to bring out a way to in which we can overcome sin! By His every word, Jn.14:6 for He alone is the light of the world, Jn.8:12Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life!

Jn.15:22If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin. But now that Jesus has come unto us and shown us a more excellent way as Paul has told us to seek after the best gifts of our Lord; but we are to seek after a more excellent way, 1 Cor.12:31 Which he did in the very next chapter: 1 Cor.13:1Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 2And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing: 3And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. 4Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, 5Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; 6Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; 7Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. 8Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. 9For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. 10But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. 11When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. 13And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. Now that we have put on Christ let us walk as He did with compassion for all men; for they know not the Lord and what is expected of them for they have not been regenerated into His likeness; as we have supposedly! For if we know we are to walk in His ways and come out from among them who is not in the way of salvation; how can we then go back and be in them and do the same As they do; is this not returning to the vomit and to the wallow after being washed in Christ blood?  2 Pt.2:18For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error. 19While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. 20For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. 21For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. 22But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire. This is all those who adhere not to Jesus’ own words and say we are saved through grace and faith alone: while Paul and the rest of the disciples as well as Jesus the final word; tells us we will be judged by our fruits we bear! Let us look to scriptures yet again for it is given for us to our salvation; Rev.22: 10And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. 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. 12And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. 13I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.  Jn.15:23He that hateth me hateth my Father also.

24If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.

25But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause. See also: 1 Jn.2:23; Ps.35:19; 69:4; 109:3-5, for they will be turned over to him they serve, in verse 6 of Ps.109:  And they who serve God whom they do serve will return unto Him, Ecc.12:7! Mal.3:16-18

 26But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth (Which is Jesus in Jn.1:17), which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

 27And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.  You see this brings us back to those words of yet another Old Testament Prophet in Isaiah in the 28Th chapter starting at verse: 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. (Those who have diligently sought Him in all truth and sincerity, righteousness, and His Holiness, Mt.6: 33But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Mt.7:7Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.) Jn.5:14Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee. Jn.8:11She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more. 1 Jn.2:15Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever. 1 Jn.3:1Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 2Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 3And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. (To those of us who actually study this gospel and put God’s word first and foremost in our lives; who have studied and shown themselves approved, rightly dividing this word, 2 Tm.2:15; Who have diligently caused ourselves to walk as He walked, Jn.14:6, we are those few that will be as Jesus is when He returns; for we are so heavenly minded that we are no longer need this world and thus we will know Him as He truly is: For all we do now is for Him alone as he did for us back then; to seek that which is lost!

4Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. 5And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. 6Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. 7Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. 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. (So if we have truly been born-again as we say we have! We have overcome our carnal desires; and thus Satan will no longer seek after that which he knows is truly, sanctified and consecrated unto the Lord for His service! Because those that are evil and work for Satan will in fact know our names, as well as they knew all the Apostles Names as well: This is being a true servant of God!)

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. 10In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother. 11For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

 For I know of no other way to teach but by using the Lord’s own words of life! For all those who have truly been baptized into Jesus and buried in His name have put Him on with His indwelling Holy Spirit; the Holy Spirit of Love; for God is Love and without His love in you; and you are none of His yet still; Ro.8:9 without His Holy Spirit of Love! 1 Jn.4: 1Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 2Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: 3And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. 4Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 5They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. 6We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. 7Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 8He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 9In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 10Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. 12No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. 13Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. 14And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. 15Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. 16And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. 17Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the Day of Judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. 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. When we get this far into the Lord’s love for us and our brethren and to those who are lost in this world that is dying as I even now speak unto you! We in turn find His compassion that He had for us, so that we in turn will have for those who have lost their way or have not yet found it! Jm.5:19Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; 20Let 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. Not only your sins but His too! For precept must be upon precept, line upon line and we are to adhere to all of them not just the ones we want too, 2 Tm.3:16All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. This is what God our Lord Jesus was teaching us in His life on this earth we call our temporary home; for we are to be passing through as travelers looking for Home to come which is from Him our Heavenly Father to come! This is why we keep to precept upon precept as in this next verse of Isaiah: 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. For with a stammering lip the one and only true sign of the baptism of His heavenly Spirit is when He takes over your tongue and you prophecy in a heavenly language from Him that only His people know and understand! For it is by this Spirit that He teaches His scriptures and the truth of the matter and the heart of the thing!

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. For these are those people who never fully were justified in His name and in His Spiritual Baptism and well as being baptized in His name, for we are to be buried with Him in His likeness: For the Father the Holy Spirit never died for us but it was the man Christ Jesus that all the sin was laid upon, and was whipped for our iniquities; that by His stripes we are healed or our sins! Those stripes that were meant for us He took and laid them upon His back: so how much more are we to suffer for our Lord and saviour: Heb.12:3For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. 4Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin. 5And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: 6For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. 7If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? 8But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons: 9Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? 10For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. 11Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby. Therefore if we are suffering for the Lord He is drawing us toward Himself and not away from Him while there is time to be trained by Him; for if we have not been given a conscientiousness that brings us before Him how are we to be judged in this age to correct those things before He comes to judge all mankind? For we must purge out this fleshiness of ours and seek a Spiritual connection with Him in word and deed! For without His Holiness and His Righteousness in us we are none of Him yet still, for He said to be ye holy for I Am holy! 1 Pt.4:14As 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 (conversation used here is supposed to be translated from the Greek anastrophe meaning conducts); *16Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. (For if we judge ourselves against His living words of life; then we will purge out all filthiness of our carnal man and we will then be able to stand before Him in all righteousness: for righteousness starts with us in the house of God; and we will be judged first; 1 Pt.4:17-19!) 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 (anestrophes manner of life), received by tradition from your fathers; (For if we judge ourselves now against His living words; then we will purge out all filthiness of our carnal man; and we will then be able to stand before Him in all righteousness: For righteousness starts with us in the house of god and we will be judged first, 1 Pt.4:17-19!)

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: 25But the word of the Lord endureth forever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you. We are to seek after His salvation that comes by His words not ours! 2 Tm.2:19Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let everyone that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. 20But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. 21If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work. 22Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 23But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. 24And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, 25In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; 26And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will. *This is our new jobs to seek and save that which is lost; bring them into the light which is in Christ Jesus; this is in fact how we save ourselves at the same time!*

Those who do not hear these words of mine and my Lord’s are these people still left to talk about in Isaiah:

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 (We will never lose sight of what we are to be in His will for us! We will be found at His return in His fields of labor as a good servant (Jn.4:35) who stands at the door to immediately let in His master when He comes home! Lk.12:34-40)! You shall not make hast you will abide in His loving words forever and thus this is how we know who are His; for we will never depart from His loving living words of truth and righteousness and Holiness by which all men must in likewise fashion to themselves in word and deed so that we can be the righteousness of God in Him Jesus Christ! With man this is impossible; but with Him in us all things then become possible; for greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world 1 Jn.4:4: for this reason I say I want to be no earthy good but in fact be as Heavenly good as Christ can be in a man such as I am! Therefore consider your was thus sayeth the Lord, Hag.1:5 & 7Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways.

This is that answer to the question at the beginning; they who sought after God either seek Him as He really is or they in turn make up a God that they can follow and worship Him there way; who does not look for any sin and sees only good and judges no one; so why then would they need to go worshipping Him who has taken all sin away from all men! For they do not believe that there is a God that will come and judge a unfaithful servant and cut him asunder as scripture says; where the Lord said when He comes and finds His servant not doing as he was told then He would then cut him asunder in two and cast that unthankful servant into otter darkness where there will be gnashing of teeth! Mt.24-50-51 & Mt.25:30!

These are those who have lost their first love and are now considered adulteresses and adulterers who have fell out of love with our Lord and Saviour and keep not His saying, precept, statutes, saying, judgments, commandments, and line upon lines, which are our very scriptures that He gave us to use, not just think about but to put into practice! This is how we find the true Grace upon Grace that all His Apostles found and had their prayers answered for they obeyed His every word!

Jn.14 but instead read these verses backwards: 15If ye love me, keep my commandments.  14If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. 13And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 12Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. Jesus went back to His natural position as the Father and now it is time for His sons to step up and glorify the Father; that is you and I my brothers and sisters! This is that which Isaiah was talking about, to those who cannot find His words in themselves are those in fact that stumble and fall backwards that Isaiah was talking about in verse  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. All because they had not finished seeking all that there is in the Lord; which can never be done until we are perfect in Him (Truly Baptized in His Holy Spirit) and we are as He is! In this natural lifetime we will never be able to stop seeking higher grounds in our Lord’s ways and His will for us. The day that we think we have all that is needed; is that very same day we start our perpetual backsliding to the bottomless pit of hells ever increasing bottom! For this earth is going to be consumed for eternity and beings that there are some who like it so much, they will be awarded it forever more, 2 Pt.3:1This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance: 2That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour: 3Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 4And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. 5For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: 6Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: 7But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. 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. 10But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 11Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 12Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? 13Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. 14Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. 15And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; 16As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. 17Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.

 18But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen.

Therefore this is what I’ll be doing just as Joshua said in verse 24:15And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. For I will not go to the right hand or the left of God’s forever words of life! Josh.1:7Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper withersoever thou goest. Deu.4: 1Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers giveth you.

 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.

We are to be a royal priestly nation 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. 1 Pt.2:9But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light; 10Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. 11Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; 12Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation. 2 Cor.4: 6For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, 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 in earthen vessels, that the Excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. 8We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; 10Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. This is our Lord’s way for His people I will not turn away from my calling! I will not go to the right hand or to the left I will always stay to His forever chosen path for me as long as I stay in His will for me and keep only unto Him! For it is not my pleasure I seek but His in me! For this reasons people leave the Lord unfulfilled and it had been better for them to never to have known the Lord; 2 Pt.2:  21For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.

And we all know the Lord changes not. Mal.3:6For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. Mt.24:35Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.  Heb.13:8Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever. Hag.1:5Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways. 7Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways.

As for me and my family we will serve only the Lord and Him only will I serve; to God be all the glory!

Lords Way ministries

Rev. G. L. Boyett

A Word from the LORD on Rewarding and Destruction

A Word from the LORD on Rewarding and Destruction

Jer.35: 12 Then came the word of the Lord unto Jeremiah, saying,

13 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Go and tell the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, Will ye not receive instruction to hearken to my words? Saith the Lord.

14 The words of Jonadab the son of Rechab, that he commanded his sons not to drink wine, are performed; for unto this day they drink none, but obey their father’s commandment: notwithstanding I have spoken unto you, rising early and speaking; but ye hearkened not unto me.

15 I have sent also unto you all my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them, saying, Return ye now every man from his evil way, and amend your doings, and go not after other gods to serve them, and ye shall dwell in the land which I have given to you and to your fathers: but ye have not inclined your ear, nor hearkened unto me.

16 Because the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have performed the commandment of their father, which he commanded them; but this people hath not hearkened unto me:

17 Therefore thus saith the Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring upon Judah and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem all the evil that I have pronounced against them (See Deuteronomy chapter 28! (11-68)), because I have spoken unto them, but they have not heard; and I have called unto them, but they have not answered.

18 And Jeremiah said unto the house of the Rechabites, Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Because ye have obeyed the commandment of Jonadab your father, and kept all his precepts, and done according unto all that he hath commanded you:

19 Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Jonadab the son of Rechab shall not want a man to stand before me forever!

A Prophetic Message from the LORD JESUS who is LORD of all!

Given to Rev. Gary L. Boyett

On

8/27/2017

[Ac.10:36 see Ac.2:36 as well!]

This is what the Lord our God says, He has risen up early and has given you prophets and you have not heard them in the least. I the Lord of the Hosts has sent My Holy Ones, many words; and you heed them not: So thus sayeth the Lord of the Hosts, if you will not repent and turn from your wicked ways, I have no other choice but to do to you that which I did to the house of Israel and her runaway sister Judah. Are they who will not heed My word to My runaway daughters? Even my wife. My own bride who calls herself by My name is and has gone astray from My words to them from My Apostles, therefore: Thus sayeth the Lord of the Hosts repent and do the first things or I will come and take even your lampstand out from among the midst of the others, return to Me and do away with the wrong things and put them away from you; Heed my warning, my wrath is about to be poured out and who can stop it? No one but the prayers of the righteous who seek My face day and night, Those that love me I will hear and protect from what is about to fall on all the world.

See what I have done to the past Kings when they will not listen to My prophets, even Jeremiah. When the righteous sons of Jaazaniah the sons of Jeremiah, the son of Habaziniah, and his brethren, and all his sons, and the whole house of the Rechabites; and their sons and brought them into My house and offered them wine from My servant Jeremiah, and they would not receive it even in that day I offered it to them in My private chambers but they would not partake of it. They did not for the fear of their father, he told them they were never to have wine or fields of the vine. They were told not to build houses, but to be sojourners of the land and to live in tents and wander with their herds, which they had done unto the day of their testing, to give example to the children of Israel and Judah; My whoring daughters who have gone from the narrow way in which I have told them to go. So in My anger, I will drive them out as I have done into many nations; for My wrath with them was sore against them, for all their wrongs they had done in My sight.

There is a time coming when I again will pour out My wrath on all nations and tribes who have all gone astray, they have left the narrow way and have found the broad path that leads to My destruction, that I have warned you about that is to come. I have told you repeatedly that obedience is better than sacrifices, as I have told Saul, and I even I have taken his kingdom away from him and given it to another who is better than him and is a man after my own heart. This is all that I too Am looking for today as well, as My servant Malachi has said, “God changes not”, because of My Grace to you therefore you are not consumed today, but this was so you would return unto Me, in the ways that I have told you to go, by My commandments, and the instructions of My Ordained Apostles that I have given to you for My messengers of My words to you; but you have done to their words as you have done to My Prophets of old. If My Apostles that I had given the Gospel to would have lived today, they too, would be killed in your streets today, or arrested for being a nuisance and thought of as demented and deranged, locked up and put away from your delicate ears, for none wants to take My message to the streets as before and are ashamed of Me; so I too will be ashamed of them and their children, when I come to gather all Mine house unto Me. This sayeth the Lord of the Hosts!

The ways of the Lord are without repentance!

Ro.11:29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.

Jms.1:16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.

17 Every 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.

Just like the story in Jeremiah chapter 35, the real life Parable of how the truths are in the world, against the very words of God by His own children who are called by His name, so it is in today’s churches, that are even called by His name as well; for they too have gone astray from the original words of God to His children as well; as it is seen today!

Obedience means everything to our God, stay to the word of God or you have fallen off the narrow path and have fallen back onto the broad path that leads to nowhere but Destruction in Hell’s Fire; where the worm dieth not for a reason because you will never die either, for it is an eternal fire that is never quenched! Mk.9:1 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.

And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them.

And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them.

And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus.

And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.

For he wist not what to say; for they were sore afraid.

And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.

And suddenly, when they had looked round about, they saw no man any more, save Jesus only with themselves.

And as they came down from the mountain, he charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, till the Son of man were risen from the dead.

10 And they kept that saying with themselves, questioning one with another what the rising from the dead should mean.

11 And they asked him, saying: Why say the scribes that Elias must first come?

12 And he answered and told them, Elias verily cometh first, and restoreth all things; and how it is written of the Son of man, that he must suffer many things, and be set at nought.

13 But I say unto you, That Elias is indeed come, and they have done unto him whatsoever they listed, as it is written of him!

14 And when he came to his disciples, he saw a great multitude about them, and the scribes questioning with them.

15 And straightway all the people, when they beheld him, were greatly amazed, and running to him saluted him.

16 And he asked the scribes: What question ye with them?

17 And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit;

18 And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not.

19 He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I suffer you? Bring him unto me.

20 And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming.

21 And he asked his father: How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, of a child.

22 And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do anything, have compassion on us, and help us.

23 Jesus said unto him: If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

24 And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.

25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.

26 And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead.

27 But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose.

28 And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately: Why could not we cast him out?

29 And he said unto them: This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.

30 And they departed thence, and passed through Galilee; and he would not that any man should know it.

31 For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and after that he is killed, he shall rise the third day.

32 But they understood not that saying, and were afraid to ask him.

33 And he came to Capernaum: and being in the house he asked them: What was it that ye disputed among yourselves by the way?

34 But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest.

35 And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them: If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.

36 And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them,

37 Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me.

Now the part I will deal with here:

38 And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us. (Sounds like today and the fivefold ministry teachings of man’s Dogma, doesn’t it? If you are not licensed by us you cannot baptize anyone, according to their teachings of the UPCI anyway.).

39 But Jesus said: Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name that can lightly speak evil of me. (A servant of God has just as much authority to do all the works of the gifts of the Spirit, for it is God’s Spirit in them and there is nothing He cannot do, Lk.1:37!).

40 For he that is not against us is on our part. (We can do anything Jesus said we can do and much, much, more in fact if we will only believe and worship Him in Spirit and in His Truths! Jn.14:10-14, if you keep His commandments Jn.14:15: If you agape; a verb means to do something, LOVE HIM, BY KEEPING ALL OF HIS SAYS TO US (2 Tm.3:14-17, 2 Pt.1:19-21 & 3:18!)! And those of His Apostle’s words to us Jn.15:3, 20 and 26!).

41 For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward. (See Rev.14:13 and 22:1-21, our rewards are based on our faith by showing our faith in our fruits or works of faith as seen in Jms.2:1-26, see 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 (Sacred) 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.).

 

42 And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea. (With all disobedience, it too comes with the wrath of God, until it is repented of, unless He has already given you over to a reprobate mind and has given you then a strong delusion and will be bound for Hell in your unbelief.).

43 And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: (The condemnation of the Lord is just, or how would it be that He could judge anyone, if He were not Sovereign? See Ex.33:19 and Ro.9:15 & 18 and all surrounding verse that are with them to get the full message of the context that most fall short on! Sometimes you even have to read the chapter in front of it and the one past it as well to understand correctly!).

44 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched! (Why will not their worm die? Could it be because they will never die either being they are in their Immortal bodies? That will never die either? I think maybe so beings all Spirits will go to the very one they serve Ecc.12:7 or to Hell, where the ruler there will be old Lucifer himself, see Ro.6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? If you live for Jesus and His words abide in you they will cleanse you from all sin, Jn.15:1-3-ffs. Or you will live with your other ruler who will never die either, who is a spirit of God as well as you. See Heb.12:9.).

45 And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:

46 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched! (Not that I am teaching Darwinism, because I am not…But there are a lot of scriptures describing man as nothing greater than a worm in the site of our Great God! Job.25:How much less man that is a worm? And the son of man, which is a worm? The KJV says in the Thomas Nelson study bible that  this word is Sheol (or worm), but the word used in Job 25:6 is rimmah a noun number 7415 of the Strong’s numbering system, its meaning is used as a noun and means a maggot singular and plural, one of each used in the Bible, sometimes for the animal and sometimes metaphorically as decay or decaying or even death or dying or dead: See Ex.16:24, Is.14;11, Job.7:5, Job 17:14, Job 21:6, Job. 24:20. This is seven times this word is used in the Holy Word of God, but we do have other words that mean worm. This word is even used as something that breeds fast as in a fly laying many eggs in something decaying for her young to feed on, they multiply very fast. וְ֝רִמָּ֗ה וְרִמָּ֖ה ורמה לָֽרִמָּֽה׃ לרמה׃ רִ֭מָּה רִמָּ֑ה רִמָּ֔ה רִמָּ֗ה רמה lā·rim·māh LarimMah lārimmāh rim·māh Rimmah rimmāh verimMah wə·rim·māh wərimmāh, check your Strong’s for other words for Worm, used for man figurative, allegorically, or metaphorically, in a Hebraism.).

47 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:

48 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

49 For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.

50 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another. (If we lose our favour and our flavour, we will be of no use but to be used as Jesus said, not even good for the Dung Hill! But to be (trode or tread) under foot!)

Now if you go to a site that has a good Interlinear Exegesis Department you will find the truth in these words instead of listening to those who say there is no eternal Hell and you are destroyed and vanish into nothingness, well that would not make you made in the Image of God then would it? If you can be destroyed you are nothing like God who is eternal in His nature and you with an eternal soul, after all Jesus said fear not men who can only kill the body. Mt.10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. The word destroy here is apollumi (ap-ol-loo-mee) Strong’s # 622 Grk. Definition: from, away from, and olethros, Strong’s # 3639: meaning destruction but not extinction or annihilation but as in cut off from another, to be utterly destroyed does not mean to be extinct or dissolved into nothingness! For your study: http://biblehub.com/greek/3639.htm but fear Him who can cast both the body and the soul into Hell’s fires; yes Jesus said fear Him!

Lk.12:1 In the meantime, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.

Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops. (Mt.12:36-37, you will be held accountable for every idle word you speak! Rev.14:13 still in effect here as well! Prov.18:21).

And I say unto you my friends, be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.

But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him!

See Jn.12:45 And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me! Means you have then seen God then doesn’t it? For the Father and Jesus are One, Jn.10:30! See Jn.14:7 for verification of scripture proving scripture!

46 I am come a light into the world (Gen.1:3), that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.

47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. (Col.3:17)

48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day! (Jesus is that word made flesh: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5MhwTK7xJk&feature=autoshare):(Prov.18:1-21, Prov.21:23, as well as, Jms.3:2).

49 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. See Jn.14:7 so you can see the Father in Jesus, who is the Holy Spirit of Righteousness and Truth, Jn.1:17! Brings new meaning to 2 Cor.5:17-21!).

50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting (The worm and the eternal death as well as life of unspeakable joy, peace and happiness, one or the other!): whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak. Jesus is that word made flesh, remember? Jn.1:1-18 the begotten God in the transliteral translation seen at: http://biblehub.com/interlinear/john/1.htm.

We either live to God His way and are rewarded with His honor and respect for doing all that He has commanded or we face His eternal wrath, that is the simplicity that is in Christ Jesus as well  Jn.14:15 and Jn.15:3-14 and 20-26, which is seen in 1 Cor.11:1 and 1 Cor.14:37 as well as 2 Tm.3:14-17, Rev.22:18-19, we either hold to all scripture or we fail most miserably as they of Israel and of Judah, when God drove them out of their homes and country, into many nations all over the world, in His wrath for their works of unrighteousness! For He came to His own and they knew Him not, but that was to fulfill the scriptures, which was why they were blinded so the fulness of the Gentiles would and could come in, Joel.2:28-ffs seen in Ac.2:16-ffs!

This too is seen in Jer.35:1: The word which came unto Jeremiah from the Lord in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, saying,

Go unto the house of the Rechabites, and speak unto them, and bring them into the house of the Lord, into one of the chambers, and give them wine to drink.

Then I took Jaazaniah the son of Jeremiah, the son of Habaziniah, and his brethren, and all his sons, and the whole house of the Rechabites;

And I brought them into the house of the Lord, into the chamber of the sons of Hanan, the son of Igdaliah, a man of God, which was by the chamber of the princes, which was above the chamber of Maaseiah the son of Shallum, the keeper of the door:

And I set before the sons of the house of the Rechabites pots full of wine, and cups, and I said unto them, Drink ye wine.

But they said: We will drink no wine: for Jonadab the son of Rechab our father commanded us, saying: Ye shall drink no wine, neither ye, nor your sons forever:

Neither shall ye build house, nor sow seed, nor plant vineyard, nor have any: but all your days ye shall dwell in tents; that ye may live many days in the land where ye be strangers.

Thus have we obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab our father in all that he hath charged us, to drink no wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons, nor our daughters;

Nor to build houses for us to dwell in: neither have we vineyard, nor field, nor seed:

10 But we have dwelt in tents, and have obeyed, and done according to all that Jonadab our father commanded us.

11 But it came to pass, when Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon came up into the land, that we said, Come, and let us go to Jerusalem for fear of the army of the Chaldeans, and for fear of the army of the Syrians: so we dwell at Jerusalem.

12 Then came the word of the Lord unto Jeremiah, saying,

13 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Go and tell the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, Will ye not receive instruction to hearken to my words? Saith the Lord.

14 The words of Jonadab the son of Rechab, that he commanded his sons not to drink wine, are performed; for unto this day they drink none, but obey their father’s commandment: notwithstanding I have spoken unto you, rising early and speaking; but ye hearkened not unto me.

15 I have sent also unto you all my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them, saying, Return ye now every man from his evil way, and amend your doings, and go not after other gods to serve them, and ye shall dwell in the land which I have given to you and to your fathers: but ye have not inclined your ear, nor hearkened unto me.

16 Because the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have performed the commandment of their father, which he commanded them; but this people hath not hearkened unto me:

17 Therefore thus saith the Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring upon Judah and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem all the evil that I have pronounced against them (Deu.28:11-68): because I have spoken unto them, but they have not heard; and I have called unto them, but they have not answered.

18 And Jeremiah said unto the house of the Rechabites, Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Because ye have obeyed the commandment of Jonadab your father, and kept all his precepts, and done according unto all that he hath commanded you:

19 Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Jonadab the son of Rechab shall not want a man to stand before me forever!

Such a great praise of God to them who honor their fathers, the fifth commandment of God, which comes with a promise of many days on this earth or in other words a long life. (Eternal Life Jn.6:68, Jn.12:45-50)!

If we wait on the Lord and keep His commandments, will He not pour out on us a blessing that we will not be able to contain? This is the blessing He gave to the Midianites, the Father-in-law of Moses, who was Reuel otherwise known as Jethro. He was of the tribes of Abraham as well from Keturah that Abraham took to be his wife after Sarah died. Jethro was the father of the Midianites as Ishmael the Ishmaelites, which is used virtually interchangeably according to Thomas Nelson pg.104 of Exodus chapter 2-3. The thing that is interesting even though the children of the other tribes Abraham sired, did well and listened to their father Abraham’s teachings; they were blessed as God told Hagar at the well, but God blessed Ishmael earlier than that when he was but thirteen and being circumcised, God blessed and covenanted in Gen.17:20 that God would indeed bless Ishmael. God also takes care of Ishmael again in Gen.20:9-21, as he had promised, for He is faithful to keep his words to us and to one and all. That is His way! He changes not and will not lie!

There is another article that a new friend I have found, (that is a friend of God); who has written an article about rewards and people being blessed for obedience to the words of their father’s, how much more will we be blessed if we listen to our Heavenly Father? How much more when we actually realize that Jesus is the Heavenly Father robbed in flesh 1 Tm.3:16? Here is His article if you care to read it, please be kind and comment on his article; that way we know it is being read and what we do is not wasted time and that we are doing all that we can for our God, while we have the light with us!  https://edgeinducedcohesion.wordpress.com/2012/04/28/jonadab-the-son-of-rechab-shall-not-lack-a-man-to-stand-before-me-forever/#comment-20880, I have posted it on my face book page as well and it can be read there, or at least the link should be there as well.

Lk.1:37 For with God nothing shall be impossible! Dunamis (Miraculous) Power!

We have an excellent story given to us by Jesus Himself, that if you follow the will of the Lord, He will bless those who praise His Holy Name by their love for Him in their actions, their dunamis: (miraculous) power, might, strength, by His Holy Spirit in them, after all is our Lord’s hand slack? Lk.1:37 says there is nothing He cannot do, that is what I am going to put my faith on, in Him and His words to us, those called in His name and born-again in the water in His name, Ac.4:12, Ro.6:4 and Col.2:12, then we have a right to be called by His name when we have put Him on at our funeral being buried in that watery death to self and the flesh Ro.8:13, Gal.3:26-27, who have been regenerated in the Love of God by a righteous Love of God that has been rebirthed in us as the receiving of His Holy Spirit with speaking in tongues and with power, DUNAMIS POWER THAT IS IN GOD ALONE! This power and Spirit are confirmable and are to be tested and proved, after all we are to test the spirits 1 Jn.4:1; and to prove all things, 1 Thes.5:21! These are my words because they are the Apostle’s words as well as God’s words to us by them! We either live according to these words that will judge us or we will be found guilty, when we are tested first, 1 Pt.4:17-19!

Mt.7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. (Who can we judge? Only they who are on the inside of the house of God, 1 Cor.5:I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:

10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.

11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolator, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

12 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? Do not ye judge them that are within?

13 But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person. You see we are to judge and rule over them who are within, and show them a right way in which they are to go Gal.6:1-7, Jms.5:19-20 and Rev.2:2-29 etc! Those who have ear to hear let them hear what thus sayeth the Lord to His people!).

For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. (Therefore you might want to speak as an oracle of the Lord, 1 Pt.4:11 and then do all that you have spoken to others for them to do, do you yourself the same! So that you will not be found a liar and a hypocrite Ro.3:1-ffs!).

And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you. (After the first or second admonishment, cast them out from among you, Tit.3:9-11. See even 1 Tm.6:1-16 as well as 2 Cor.6:14-18 and Ac.2:40, put the unclean things and people away from you! 2 Tm.2:19-26).

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. (If you live according to God’s righteousness Mt.6:33, everything that is of God is conditional except His love for you, He will even love you while you are a sinner hoping that you will come to repentance, 2 Pt.3:9! For He is not willing that any be lost, but all come to repentance!).

Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

11 If 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? (Lk.11:13 who ask the Father for His Spirit, He will give to all or whosoeverwill, that the Lord our God shall call, Ac.2:37-40!).

12 Therefore 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. (All the law and the prophets are hung on these two verses, Mt.22: 33 And when the multitude heard this, they were astonished at his doctrine. (Gal.5:14 & Jms.2:8 the Royal Law)!

34 But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together.

35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,

36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?

37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

38 This is the first and great commandment.

39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.). (Whoever is not with us is against us and only helps to scatter, Mt.12:30-32!).

13 Enter 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 thereat: (They make up a god that they can serve the way they want to serve Him 1 Jn.5:21, see Is.4:1 and the seven women who are the churches of today!).

14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. (Very few will find the straight gate for they have to walk the narrow path, that word used for narrow means difficult, and few will be able to walk it even with the Holy Spirit, for many will fall back into destruction as seen in Heb.10:1-ff to chapter 12:29, for our God is a consuming fire! And few will be they who will bring fruits some 30 some 60 and some 100 fold! Mt.13:3-23.).

Only one quarter of all the seed sown brought forth its fruits, that is only 25% of the actual seed sown, not very good odds or even a return; but God, with that little can do a lot, for He knows who are His from the end to the beginning (Mt.5:8 & 48), this doesn’t mean He determined it at all just because He knows the outcome and who they are, or if He did arrange the order of life to that extent that He placed His will that certain people would be saved and others not, then He would have killed of freewill then wouldn’t it and God is a just God (See Genesis chapter 19, to see that God is a just God!)? Well, there goes Calvin’s predetermination theory, so much for his hypothesis! After all he did study under the Roman Catholics so what he came up with in his theories at best is still fictional, do to his teachers, who taught him their philosophies of Platonism!

The same can be said about Luther as well if we go with His theory we would be removing over half the New Testament, with this faith and grace alone theory, my Bible says we cannot add one word to this word of God or take one word out of it, it is the Holy Spirit who will lead us into all truths and some of it is here and some of it is there, Is.28: Whom shall he teach knowledge? And whom shall he make to understand doctrine? Them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.

10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:

11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people!

12 To 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! (Today’s churches that say tongues is not for us today, have failed to read 1 Cor.l4:37-40 or Gal.1:8-9 seen in Deu.4:2 and Rev.22:18-19 as well.)!

The only ones who can hear the words of God and understand them and keep them are they who have the power, the Dunamis Power of the real Holy Spirit (Ro.8:9 and Jn.8:47), in us to bring us on the right way to go let alone to an understanding of His mind 1 Cor.2:1-16 by His Spirit in us to lead us into His Truths Jn.1:12-13 and 17, that are of Jesus Jn.14:6, to walk and talk with authority of His words being alive in Him, as well as us who are His Holy Temple (1Cor.3:16-17 and 6:18-20 seen in 2 Cor.6:14-18), or we are still in the world (See 1 Jn.5:19), and an enemy of God, Jms.4:1 From whence come wars and fightings among you? Come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members (Gal.5:17),  (See 1 Jn.2:15-17)?

Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not (See Hag.1:5-7).

Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts (See Porv.15:8, Prov.21:27 and Prov.28:9!).

Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God! (Gal.6:11-18: See Ac.2:40, 2 Cor.6:14-18)

Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain: The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy (See Gal.5:17)?

But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith: God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded, (See Is.4:1, the New Age Church of Unity at the cost of Truth!)!

Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.

10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

11 Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.

12 There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?

13 Go to now, ye that say: Today or tomorrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:

14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.

16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.

17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin!

After all it is just as the word of God says, the word is known by those who are His Jn.8:47, and they that do the will of God, which is His living words to us, that is His will for us that we too will be found Holy, Godly, Righteous, and Pure of heart, a perfect man without guile! Mt.5:48 seen in Eph.5:27 That 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. This too is seen in the word of God Jn.14:6 as well as 1 Jn.2:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:

And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked. ~ 15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever. & 29 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that everyone that doeth righteousness is born of him.

1 Jn.3:And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.

Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him!

Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous!

He 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!

Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God!

10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother!

11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning (Of Time!), that we should love one another.

12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.

13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.

14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.

15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

16 Hereby 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.

17 But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but indeed and in truth.

19 And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.

20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.

21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.

22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

23 And this is his commandment: That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.

24 And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.

Those that are not of God cannot live up to these commandments, for they sin and kill their brothers all day long, even in their own minds they kill one another with their hate! Even to their enemy that we are told to bless and to give drink and if he is hungry, to feed him, Mt.5:1-48 and Ro.12:1 I 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.

And 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.

For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:

So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and everyone members one of another.

Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;

Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;

Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

Let love be without dissimulation (Let Love be sincere! That is how it should be translated! See http://biblehub.com/interlinear/romans/12-9.htm): Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;

11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.

15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.

17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

Repay no evil with another evil: If you do it only begets more evil of the same kind or worse, it escalates in intensity! We have to stop the chain reaction, or it continually grows worse and bigger in every way, with man’s philosophies of war and confrontation and of contentious conversations and confrontations, only condemnation can be the outcome of their actions! The New Age Doctrines of folly and of War! We either live by the word of God or die by it, one or the other, I choose to die each day using it in my own life, reaching another lost soul, for the Lord my God: Jesus Christ is His name, Immanuel, our God with us! Not the second of a triune or Trinity (See Zech.14:9) but the One True God of Truth, 1 Jn.5:20; who is LORD of all Ac.10:36, who is God now in immortal flesh, who lives in the Schechinah Glory (See 1 Tm.6:13-16 the only Potentate), that Glory will not be given to another for it is His and His alone Is.42:8 and 48:11-12, the one True God in the very face of Jesus 2 Cor.4:6, if they had known this they would not have crucified the LORD of all GLORY, seen in Jn.11:40, and 1 Cor.2:8 WHO WAS PREPARED A WAY FOR BY Elijah in John the Baptist’s own body (Is.40:3 & Mt.3:3), Mt.17:11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.

12 But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them!

For the things that our Lord says must come to pass and you are His or you are none of His and your reward that you should have had, will not be given to you either; but the condemnation will, for being a reprobate in your own heart, for not coming to know your true God in His Grace and the Knowledge of Jesus and who He is 2 Pt.3:18! The Great I Am, that was before Abraham, Jn.8:58! If you do not know Jesus as the I Am, that was before Abraham, you too will die in your sins, Jn.8:24, now that is True Monotheism, of Zech.14:9, that so many theologians have missed and continue to miss because they were not taught that way in their schools of Divinity, Theology and Philosophy today! It can only be taught of God by His Holy Spirit revelations, Is.54:13, Jer.31:31-34 [Jn.6:45, 1 Cor.2:10]; 1 Thes.4:9; [1 Jn.2:20 & 27] bPs.119:165.

But as for me and my house we will worship and serve the Lord in Spirit and in Truth Josh.24:15, Jn.4:23-24, by His every word is given to us, of the Holy Spirit 2 Pt.1:19-21, that are God breathed in every word we have from Him and His Holy Prophets and Apostles! Only when we know who Jesus is can we really be worshipping in Spirit and Truth Jn.1:17, His truths! They are the only truths that will save us Jn.6:63 and they are the only words of Eternal life, Jn.6:68! Only if we use them in our daily lives Jn.15:3 and conversations;

(http://biblehub.net/searchstrongs.php?q=conversation)

Study that word conversation (http://biblehub.net/searchstrongs.php?q=conversation), and learn how to come to understand, how to use wisdom. You only prove to have understanding when you know what to do with wisdom and use it for your good and the good for others as well! That then is called understanding: That bring good communications by good actions!

Prov.4:1 Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.

For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.

For I was my father’s son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.

He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.

Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.

Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding!

Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.

She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.

10 Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.

11 I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.

12 When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straightened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.

13 Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.

From Old Testament to the New Testament the very word of God cannot be broken Jn.10:35, use it and live forevermore with Him in His Heavenly Kingdom to come, or be a worm, and go get ready to play the barbequed worm for evermore, with Lucifer and all his demons forevermore with all of them with you in the Fires for Hell, that are never quenched, for eternity!

~ One Last Though or In Closing~

 From the first chapter of the last book in the Bible: Rev.2: Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.

Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

If the churches of today want to see tomorrow with their Lord Jesus Christ, they have a few things they need to come back to or be forever lost, some of them never have learned the commandments at all in the first place; they are still too close to Rome and the Dogma of the Pagan Church of Lucifer, with their triune godhead, which is no god or head at all; only a pagan belief system of Greek mythology from Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, or a Neo-Platonism as well as Neo-Gnosticism of the New Agers, that are all getting ready to head for Hell’s gate as soon as my LORD and MASTER COMES! Therefore every one of you repent and do the first works or perish! Return to the Lord of all with all your hearts, minds, strengths, and souls, or get ready to face His eternal WRATH! You have been warned repeatedly by me, His messenger!

 

Lord’s Way Ministries International

Servant and Friend of God

Rev. G. L. Boyett

Written in the Last Days, 8/27/2015 and re-edited om 11/22/2015!

The decree went forth in 1947, and that generation will not pass before all these things come to pass and the return of the Son (FLESH) of God COMES FOR THOSE WHO ARE CALLED BY HIS NAME, GAL.3:26-27, WHO HAVE PUT ON CHRIST JESUS! 1947+70=2017, GET READY FOR A SHAKING, LIKE NOTHING YOU HAVE EVER SEEN BEFORE!

Every Idle Word we Speak, We will Give an Answer For!

God is One make sure you Know who he is as the I Am, Jn.8:24 that is who Jesus our Lord God is!

Every Idle Word We Speak, We Will Give An Answer For!

Prov.30:

Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

 

Mt.12:36 But I say unto you: That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the Day of Judgment!

37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned!

See Jn.12:46 I am come a Light into the world, that whosoever believeth on Me should not abide in darkness.

47 And if any man hear My words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

48 He that rejecteth Me, and receiveth not My words, hath One that judgeth him: the Word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the Last Day!

 49 For I have not spoken of Myself; but the Father (Holy Spirit Mt.1:18, 20 & 23; Lk.1:35 and 37!) which sent Me, He gave Me a Commandment (a Decree, a Royal Sacred Word, Even Dogma!), what I should say, and what I should speak!

50 And I know that His Commandment is Life Everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto Me (His Body, His Vessel Rev.19:10, Jesus is the Grace & Truth, the Holy Word of God in the Flesh, Jn.1:1-18.), so I speak!

You see Jesus and the Father the Holy Spirit are One in the same, Jn.10:30 as seen in Jn.12:45, the I Am manifested in the Daylight of Humanity Jn.1:1-18 & 1 Tm.3:16 explains all of this very well, if we will just receive it in its simplicity!

The Lord will not be mocked, 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 (Phil.2:12), and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.

5 For every man shall bear his own burden! We cannot have someone else stand before our God in judgment for us we must stand on our own merits of repentance, baptism, and infilling of the Holy Spirit as required in Jn.3:3-8, to be found justified in the minimum required of us to do, to make ourselves ready for Him to be able to live inside of us: So we can be His Holy Temples, 1 Cor.3:1-ff, 1 Cor.6:1-ff & 2 Cor.6:14-18 as well.

6 Let Him (Is.54:13; Jer.31:31-34; Heb.8:8-13, see Jn.14:18 & 26; Jn.15:20 & 26, Jn.16:13 etc. such as Is.28:9-12 or you will end up as all those being taught by men as seen in verse 13-ffs!), that is taught in the Word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things. (Same as on verse 10).

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. (See Gal.5:1-ffs & Ro.8:1-ffs).

9 And let us not be weary in well-doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. (This is talking about a reaping of a harvest of the Gospel that is to be sown by us, so we can reap some 30, some 60 and some 100 fold!). See this link: http://biblehub.com/interlinear/galatians/6.htm,

10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good, (Be perfect 18 agathós – inherently (intrinsically) good; as to the believer, 18(agathós) describes what originates from God and is empowered by Him in their life, through faith.) unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.  (not everyone is eligible in this class of people, just as this word was used for blood kin or of another classification these went through Ac.2:1-47! http://biblehub.com/greek/3609.htm).

Joel said in the Last Days that the Lord will pour out His Spirit (Jn.14:18 see all of Jn.17:1-27 so we all could be one of the same type, God Breathed, Jn.1:12-13 seen in Ac.2:1-47 having done all to stand before our Maker on that day 1 Pt.4:17-19!), upon all flesh, and then they too will have to decide whom they will serve, Ro.6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

Your works do follow you (Rev.14:13 many verses are attached to this one verse in my Thomson Nelson Student Study Bible for studying, these concepts further on out!), clear unto death by which you will be judged by every idle word you have spoken Mt.12:36-37, for the very word of God will judge us all, Jn.12:48-50: How will your word match up to the Almighty’s Ro.3:-ffs? Or will you be found lacking and worse yet no better than a LIAR? Are you living in the will of God which is His words of Righteousness and our Holiness is the obedience to them all:  (http://biblehub.com/interlinear/2_timothy/3.htm).

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! (http://biblehub.com/interlinear/2_timothy/3-17.htm).

We have all been called unto repentance (http://biblehub.net/searchstrongs.php?q=Repentance), first before anything, we are to have turned and gotten right with God, and gone a new and a better way, for we were once sinners, now we are called to be of a right mind, to be the Light of the world (Mt.5:14-16)! To have been turned a new direction, as Jesus Himself told the adulteress that was thrown down at His feet; He told her to go and sin no more; just as the cripple at the pool of Bethesda;

Jn.5:1 After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.

3 In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.

4 For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.

5 And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.

6 When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, He saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole?

7 The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.

8 Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.

9 And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the Sabbath.

10 The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured: It is the Sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed.

11 He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed, and walk.

12 Then asked they him: What man is that which said unto thee, Take up thy bed, and walk?

13 And he that was healed wist not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in that place.

14 Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee!

15 The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole.

16 And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the Sabbath day.

17 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.

18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill Him, because He not only had broken the Sabbath, but said also that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God! See Lk.1:35 God the power of the Highest is God and that is what Jesus is full of, without measure, manifested (Miraculously http://biblehub.net/searchstrongs.php?q=miraculous) in the flesh of Mary’s seed, under the Law, see Mt.5:17-20! That is what we have to work with just like Jesus did, His own words to us, Jn.14:6 now go and do all that I have said to do (See Mt.21:21-22; Mt.6:33 & 7:7-8 and believe.)!

Unless we know that it is possible, to go and sin no more by walking in God’s Truths; and follow after all that our God with us said to do, for it is by His words alone that cleanse us, only when we keep His promises to us (Jn.15:3; Mt.6:33 & 7:7-8), that are His individual words put into sentences, that make up His eternal will for us to go and be found PERFECT as He is perfect Mt.5:48; for they who have a pure Heart are they that live all these words given to them by His Holy Spirit Mt.5:8, who had them all written 2 Pt.1:19-21, all scripture is God breathed and written upon our hearts and always on our minds (1 Cor.2:1-16), that is how you have the Mind of Jesus, Jn.14:6, walking as he walked with us!

Jn.16:12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now!

13 Howbeit when He, the Spirit of Truth (See Jn.1:17, Jesus is the Spirit of Truth Jn.14:18 & 26; 15:26.), is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak Mt.10:20: and He will shew you things to come Rev.19:10 Jesus is that Spirit of Prophecy see Is.55:1-13 and Zech.12:10; 530 years before the actual fact the Spirit tells Zechariah that they will look upon Me whom they will pierce! Not Him but Me, whom they will pierce in the cross at Calvary (Jn.19:37)!

14 He shall glorify me: for He shall receive of Mine, and shall shew it unto you Is.54:13 Jer.31:31-34 and Heb.8:8-13!

15 All things that the Father hath are Mine (See Jn.14:7-9; Mt.28:18 etc.): therefore said I, that He shall take of Mine, and shall shew it unto you (Mt.28:18, Jn.10:30 & 12:45!). Because the Father is in Jesus (Lk.1:35), without measure, God is a Spirit Jn.4:24, we are all called to be Holy as He is Holy (Rev.4:8; 1 Pt.1:13-16; Ex.19:6 etc.), and Jesus has that very same Spirit in Him without measure Jn.3:34, for the words that come down from above are from Him who is from above (Jn.3:13, 31-34 & Jn.6:62 see Jn.5:39-44, that are of God alone!), which is Jesus Himself the I Am that was before Abraham Jn.8:58, and unless we know Jesus in this Truth by His Spirit, meaning Supernatural Spirit, that is all-powerful and in us, there is nothing He or The True Saints of God cannot do (See Lk.1:37 & Heb.6:1-12). Unless we know Jesus and His very own Spirit that is being poured out upon all flesh in these last days in this way as seen in Ac.2:1-4, we have not been converted, regenerated, transformed, or born again at all!

Without His Holy Spirit there is no justification 1 Cor.6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. (Jn.3:3-8 mandatory see Ro.8:9, it is a MUST do, the same as Ac.4:12 and 2:38-40-ffs as well. It takes all scripture living in us to have His mind and His Spirit, which is His Word and Will for all of us to live in and by! Mt12:30-32 & 46-50).

Without the Holy Spirit who breathed all the Sacred Words of God (His Grace and Favour) to mankind helping us to know exactly what He wanted us to know, there cannot be perfect truth in us because first we have not the Spirit manifested in us to teach us the way, the truth, and the life we are to go, and without the Holy Spirit we cannot enter into Heavenly realms either, without the supernatural power of the Almighty God being in us (Eph.1:1-14).

See Ro.8:8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit (If you are truly a Saint of God Born Again! That is who all the Epistles are written too, those who have had the Ac.2:1-4 experience! See Ac.11:1-18 for the councils confirmation being given that God has truly given the gift of Salvation to the Gentiles who spoke in tongues, Ac.10:44-48 and were baptized in Jesus’ mighty name Ac.4:12, for it is required of us to do it that way by Jesus Himself Lk.24:47!), 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!

Unless we worship the Lord first by knowing who Jesus is as the I Am, Jn.8:24, there is no salvation because there is still no truth in us, which is mandatory, it is required of us, to be found perfect without Spot or Wrinkle, to be Holy means to have done all to stand before our Lord with all being done that was required of us by Him and His words to us; so we too can be found perfect and without blemish, Eph.5:27, Phil.2:12 & 2 Tm.2:19-22-26 & Mk.8:34-38! This is no problem when the Almighty lives in you (Is.9:6-7) but impossible if He does not!

No one can fake it to heaven and into heavenly realms, read Jn.10:1-ffs, this is what Jesus was talking about those who try to climb into the sheepfold another way, very much like all those wanna be preachers and teachers who preach and teach to those itching ears; here is what they will be saying on that day when the Lord comes to give everyone a chance to give an account of themselves on judgment day (1 Pt.4:17-19), here is what all the televangelist will be saying on that day seen in Mt.7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? (Do they still look like all the word or have they made a change in their lives and come out of the unclean one, Jms.4:1-ffs! If we remain as the word where is the repentance and the proof of it, Ac.26:19-20 we are to prove all things, 1 Thes.5:1-28, we are to not even have an appearance of the world that is still in its wickedness 1 Jn.5:19, in us! See 1 Jn.5:18, we are to be without sin in our lives, when we live in the Spirit we are law setters, we establish the Law Ro.3:31 see Ro.7:25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin. We keep our flesh in subjection to the law of sin to make sure we do not sin, for the law is the bare minimum that the flesh must abide in but if we are being led by the Holy Spirit we will be above the law of the flesh and of the Spirit which is a higher standard of our God’s own Will for us to live as Holy beings made in his likeness! Remember we have been buried with Christ Jesus and are dead to sin of this world, but we are to mortify this flesh that wars against the Holy Spirit too, Gal.5:17 and 1 Cor.6:12, see Ro.8:13 & being an Overcomer in Revelation chapter 2 & 3: http://biblehub.com/1_corinthians/6-12.htm).

17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. (See Jn.15:1-ffs).

20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. (We have to have fruits and works that bear witness of our conversion and regeneration of repentance Ac.26:19-20 and further like verses if one wants to find them they are there to be found!)

21 Not everyone that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in heaven! (See Jn.3:13 as well Jesus is Omnipresent as well as Jn.6:62)!

22 Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy Name? And in thy Name have cast out devils? And in thy Name done many wonderful works?

23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity!

They will be those who say those words seen in Ps.22:1 My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Those same words Jesus spoke on the cross were a prophetic warning to all those who would think to lead others astray for mere monetary gains in the world of Preaching and Teaching the Truth they know nothing about! (Prov.21:27 The sacrifice (Prayer Offerings) of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind?)! They have no true wisdom that cometh from above:

Prov.1:20 Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:

21 She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,

22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? And the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?

23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.

24 Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;

25 But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:

26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;

27 When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.

28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:

29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord:

30 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.

31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. (Is.4:1).

32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

33 But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.

We either win this race of ours legally by the rules set forth by our LORD that are in His every word to us 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!

We cannot win our race that Apostle Paul was talking about which is our life’s race to Heaven’s gate without playing by the rules set forth by our Great God! He is not a man first of all, He is Spirit, the Holy Spirit that became man, begotten, incarnated, or manifested 1 Tm.3:16, whatever; He the Holy Spirit robbed Himself in flesh came down to us because He so loved the entire world (Jn.3:16-ffs) that was at risk here from sin that had entered into His Universe, that God had to figure out a way to cleanse it, or destroy the whole thing and start over, with either water for cleansing or with fire, as in Baptism, washing away the filth of the flesh (1 Pt.3:21; Mt.3:11; Lk.3:16 and with Fire, Ac.2:1-4!), not the sin, for the blood of God covers all past sins, (Ro.3:25), God’s Grace or Favour is not for covering future sins; it is the power to live above sin, that is how you live in God’s Favour, we go and sin no more EVER!

We are to repent and go a new direction, not being led by the flesh! That was buried and died in the water of Baptism, the watery grave, in Jesus’ name, Ro.6:4, Col.2:12, that is how we put on Jesus (Gal.3:26-27, Lk.24:47), by dying to self and being born again of a new creature, born of a New Spirit of a new heart of God’s Eternal Love that is pure in us; (Ac.2:1-4, that is how we know a Saint, meaning Hagios, Holy, because they have been born again of the Holy One, Lk.1:35, in Spirit and in Truth, in a new fleshly body, a Holy One!), this is who all the Epistles were written to: 2 Cor.5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:

3 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.

4 For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.

5 Now He that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.

6 Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:

7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)

8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of Him!

10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that everyone may receive the things done in His body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. We have been bought we are no longer our own, we are to be His Body! See 1 Cor.3:1-16-17 and 1 Cor.6:1-19-20 as well as 2 Cor.6:14-18; see 1 Pt.2:1-25. We are to be Holy and Priestly Nation of God’s chosen children, abiding in One Shepherd watching our Souls!

11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.

12 For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer them which glory in appearance, and not in heart! (They have an appearance of godliness but no power, dunamis power, Strong’s number 1411!). (http://biblehub.net/searchstrongs.php?q=dunamai)

13 For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause.

14 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:

15 And that He died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto Him which died for them, and rose again! (That right there is the difference of a True Saint of God or one who just calls himself a Christian because they know of Him and believe in Him but that is all they do! One has surrendered themselves over to His Will and His Word s to us that we actually live by!)

16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we Him no more.

17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he (Holy being bought by God’s own blood, which paid for the price of our sins! He the Saint…) is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.

21 For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him. (Jesus Christ our LORD and Saviour! Ac.2:36 & Ac.10:36, Jesus is LORD of ALL!).

Those who have run their course well and have listened to every word of the Lord, and have fulfilled it, with love for Him, as a faithful servant not grudgingly; for the commandments of God are not grievous to us. 1 Jn.5:3 for they keep us from all sin: 1 Jn.5:18 We 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. (See Jn.14:6, that is who we are to follow in Word and in Deed Col.3:17! Or we fail most miserably, being still in our sins of being self-willed and reprobates of hardened hearts of stony flesh! Jn.8:47, We either hear the word of God and do it or we are of the other that are still in the world of the lusts of the flesh, that will not enter into His rest, 1 Jn.2:15-17! See is.28:9-12 & 13 who are the other ones, who will not hear the word of God in their ears and be healed of their wickedness! But we of the word are they who will return with Him to reign with Him in His Kingdom to come!). That’s because His Spirit is in us to keep us from all wrong, when we are led by the His Holy Spirit and not by the flesh that wars against the Spirit:

Gal.5:13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

15 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.

16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.

19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God!

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law!

24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts!

25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit!

26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another!

We have the words of the Apostles, who follow after Christ Jesus, who told us to follow them as they follow Him, see Jn.15:3, 14, 20 & 26! We either keep all that is given to us or fall short being partially right, with sin in our lives, but know this that one sin is enough to keep anyone out of Heaven, for sin is death!

Ro.6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.

18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.

19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.

20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.

21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death! (Sin is a death sentence and we will be cut off from our God due to any sin in our lives!).

22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God (Lk.17:7-10), ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life! (We have our own jobs to do for the Lord, and we had better be found doing them when He returns for His Bride who has made herself ready for Him: That means we have to do something with our faith;

(See Jms.2:1 My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.

For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment;

And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:

Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?

Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which He hath promised to them that love him?

But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?

Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?

If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:

But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.

10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

11 For He that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.

12 So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.

13 For He shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.

14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? Can faith save him?

15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,

16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?

17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone! (You can believe all day long but without works how is your beliefs substantiated, without fruits or works bearing an act of repentance, Ac.26:19-20!).

18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.

19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble! (Can you name Him? If not there is still work to do here isn’t there?).

20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?

22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made PERFECT?

23 And 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.

24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.

25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?

26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also! It takes living by all scriptures in us to be found whole, and pure in the eyes of Him who sees all! Mt.5:48)

Ro.6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Without the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with speaking in tongues as given for evidence and confirmation of testing the spirits (1 Jn.4:1 & 1 Cor.14:39!), we have no rules to test with do we but the confirmation that was given to us in the Words of God for our testing Ac.17:10-11; Ac.2:1-4, 8:16-17, 10:44-48, 11:1-18, 19:1-7 and even in Ac.22:16 and again in Ac.26:19-20, that we too must have works worthy of repentance, it is a commandment Ac.17:10-11. You cannot be born again without it showing up on the outside as you grow closer to God He will draw closer to you, and you will learn what it is that our Great God expects from each of us! And it is not just to believe and you are saved either that is some kind of Lutheran Dogma of the Roman Catholic’s stuff trying to get rid of some more of the Holy Sacred Words of God, by cutting them out God’s own Words of life to us: Even from the life we are to live and to rely on without a priest for absolution but Jesus is the only mediator between God and man, Gal.3:20, but God is still One! See Zech.14:9, we have to have all scripture complement each other or we have the wrong Exegesis of it!

We must be doers of all the words of God, or we too will lose our place in heaven as Saul did in 1 Sam.15:1 Samuel also said unto Saul, The Lord sent me to anoint thee to be king over His people, over Israel: now therefore hearken thou unto the voice of the words of the Lord.

2 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, I remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid wait for him in the way, when he came up from Egypt.

3 Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.

4 And Saul gathered the people together, and numbered them in Telaim, two hundred thousand footmen, and ten thousand men of Judah.

5 And Saul came to a city of Amalek, and laid wait in the valley.

6 And Saul said unto the Kenites, Go, depart, get you down from among the Amalekites, lest I destroy you with them: for ye shewed kindness to all the children of Israel, when they came up out of Egypt. So the Kenites departed from among the Amalekites.

7 And Saul smote the Amalekites from Havilah until thou comest to Shur that is over against Egypt.

8 And he took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword.

9 But Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them: but everything that was vile and refuse, that they destroyed utterly! (The down fall of Saul, he spared Agag for one and then he kept back all that was perfect for breeding and for sacrificing, which they were not told to do!).

10 Then came the word of the Lord unto Samuel, saying,

11 It repenteth Me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned back from following Me, and hath not performed My Commandments. And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto the Lord all night.

12 And when Samuel rose early to meet Saul in the morning, it was told Samuel, saying, Saul came to Carmel, and, behold, he set him up a place, and is gone about, and passed on, and gone down to Gilgal.

13 And Samuel came to Saul: and Saul said unto him: Blessed be thou of the Lord: I have performed the commandment of the Lord.

14 And Samuel said: (One of my favorite verses in the whole Bible right here!): What meaneth then this bleating of the sheep in mine ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?

15 And Saul said: They have brought them from the Amalekites: For the people spared the best of the sheep and of the oxen, to sacrifice unto the Lord thy God; and the rest we have utterly destroyed.

16 Then Samuel said unto Saul: Stay, and I will tell thee what the Lord hath said to me this night. And he said unto him, Say on.

17 And Samuel said: When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the Lord anointed thee king over Israel?

18 And the Lord sent thee on a journey, and said: Go and utterly destroy the sinners the Amalekites, and fight against them until they be consumed.

19 Wherefore then didst thou not obey the voice of the Lord, but didst fly upon the spoil, and didst evil in the sight of the Lord?

20 And Saul said unto Samuel, Yea, I have obeyed the voice of the Lord, and have gone the way which the Lord sent me, and have brought Agag the king of Amalek (Another failure and Saul doesn’t even see it, much like those in the churches of today is it not? They have blinded themselves with their own wants and desires of the flesh which is more important than the words of God to them! Just like Saul! They only do the part of the words of God that seem right unto them!), and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites.

21 But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of the things which should have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice unto the Lord thy God in Gilgal.

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!

24 And Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice (Mt.10:16-42).

25 Now therefore, I pray thee, pardon my sin, and turn again with me, that I may worship the Lord.

26 And Samuel said unto Saul, I will not return with thee: for thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, and the Lord hath rejected thee from being king over Israel.

27 And as Samuel turned about to go away, he laid hold upon the skirt of his mantle, and it rent.

28 And Samuel said unto him, The Lord hath rent the kingdom of Israel from thee this day, and hath given it to a neighbour of thine, that is better than thou.

29 And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for He is not a man that He should repent! (Samuel was right here as well God is not a man, God is a Spirit who is Holy and Righteous in all His ways! Ex.33:19 & Ro.9:15 & 18.).

30 Then he said, I have sinned: yet honour me now, I pray thee, before the elders of my people, and before Israel, and turn again with me, that I may worship the Lord thy God.

31 So Samuel turned again after Saul; and Saul worshipped the Lord. (After all the Lord might have mercy on Saul if he repents with a pure heart. After all He changes not, and He would that all come to repentance, 2 Pt.3:9.).

32 Then said Samuel, Bring ye hither to me Agag the king of the Amalekites. And Agag came unto him delicately. And Agag said: Surely the bitterness of death is past.

33 And Samuel said: As thy sword hath made women childless, so shall thy mother be childless among women. And Samuel hewed Agag in pieces before the Lord in Gilgal.

34 Then Samuel went to Ramah; and Saul went up to his house to Gibeah of Saul.

35 And Samuel came no more to see Saul until the day of his death: nevertheless Samuel mourned for Saul: and the Lord repented that He had made Saul king over Israel.

Saul lost it all because he was afraid of his men, so he said, but he was just looking for someone to blame other than his own foolishness and self-will, after all he was the King of Israel. His power went to his head and he became a respecter of persons, rather than to obey the word of God-given to him by the Lord’s own Prophet! That is a Dangerous mistake at any age to come, for God will always have at least one Prophet, which He can use, look at Elijah. He thought he was the only one left that worshipped God, but God had 7000 that had not bowed a knee to Baal. He will always have a remnant, Mt.7:13 Enter 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 thereat:

14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it! (Mt.20:16 & Mt.22:14 as well!).
I have warned you repeatedly, this is what He is looking for in us, to repent, Rev.2:4-5, and do the first works, be baptized every one of you in the only name by which salvation comes, Ac.4:12, that is answering what Jesus said to do in Lk.24:47: Let’s read it; Lk.24:45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,

46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:

47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem!

48 And ye are witnesses of these things.

We are all witnesses of these things for the word of God cannot lie and are all true! Therefore that is what the first church of God in Jesus Christ did, when about 3000 souls joined the church of the living God on the day of Pentecost, when Peter preached his first sermon! When they asked men and brethren what must we do to be saved? Here is the answer to all salvation: Ac.2:38 Then 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.

39 For 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.

40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying: Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.

44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common;

45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.

46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,

47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved! Not man with his programs in a assembly of believers but God our Lord Jesus searched their very hearts and found the pure of heart and anointed them with His Holy Spirit, and he added unto them daily that are drawn to the Father all find Jesus for that same reason He is the Father always has been and always will be, he is the First and the Last, the Aleph Tav, the Alpha and Omega, there is none other Zech.14:9, the One True God 1 Jn.5:20!

There is the answer, the simplicity of it! All others are just hocus pocus, rituals and traditions, we either keep to the Apostle’s doctrines or walk any old way we want, and you had better get all the enjoyment out of it as you can for eternity awaits just ahead; so are you going to live for the flesh of pleasure or walk in Spirit and in Truth, mortifying the flesh that wars against the Spirit? That is what the Holy Word of God says we must do: Jn.4:23 But 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 (Jn.1:12-13).

24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth (See Jn.1:17).

Jesus says that if we are His we will keep all His commandments as well Jn.14:15, Jesus even says only the children of God will hear His words to them, Jn.8:47!

All I know is that God cannot lie, Num.23:19, 1 Sam.15:29, we can preach no other gospel or we too will be accursed three or four times for adding to and taking away from the words of God, Deu.4:2, Deu.5:31-33, Josh.1:7 Heb.13:8-9 and Rev.22:18-19 but our God cannot lie in either the New Testament Heb.6:18, seen in Mal.3:6, because He changes not and is looking for this from us as well: Mal.3:16 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.

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.

18 Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.

He changes not therefore consider your ways:

Hag.1:5 Now therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts: Consider your ways.

6 Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes.

7 Thus saith the Lord of hosts: Consider your ways.

You are supposed to be the Living Temples for God’s Holy Spirit to be in us. That is why we are to come out from among the unclean generations because the world that is un-repented is still in its sin and is wicked and in an unclean state 1 Jn.5:19, and we are to be a Holy Nation set apart from the world Ex.19:6, we are to be Holy Priests of God, who are His children! From Old to New Testament God stays the same, He has called us to Holiness and Righteousness; His way or we have not overcome this flesh nature yet still and will die in our sins until we have cleansed ourselves by doing all that He has told us to do His way, in His words to us:

2 Tm.2:19 Nevertheless 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.

20 But 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.

21 If 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!

22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart! (Please continue to the end of this chapter as well it is that important for every one of us to read this and understand it so we know what it is that we are to be doing when our Lord returns for those who are in His fields of labour!)

When we have done that; we are to go to work doing all that He wants us to go and do for Him, this is in answer to:

Jn.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.

4 Nicodemus saith unto him: How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?

5 Jesus answered: Verily, verily, I say unto thee: Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God!

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee: Ye must be born again.

8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit (See Mk.8:34-38)!

When we get our heart right with God, we look to Him with the heart of a servant, which was formed by a Great God, we are the clay, He is the Potter, can the clay tell the Potter what and how to make itself? No God will have mercy on whom He will have mercy on, this too was started in Ex.33:19 with Moses, and is carried over to the New Testament as well in Ro.9:15 & 18, we either live by the word of God because He is our Sovereign God and love Him or we perish with a wrong heart and a rebellious spirit, the choice is all ours!

As for me and my house I choose the Lord our God to serve, for He is merciful and His loving kindness are from generation to generation to all them who love Him with a pure heart! If you need help with anything I have told you today or anytime every. Do not hesitate, get a hold of me and let’s talk about it, Hell’s fires are too hot, and are never quenched. To be getting one thing wrong in our walk with our Great God, whose NAME is above every name; Jesus our LORD and Christ Ac.2:36, who is LORD of all Ac.10:36 and that is all we have to remember, that there is but One God and His name is Jesus of Nazareth Rev.4:8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

And only the Overcomers of the flesh will be found at His dinner table in Heaven: Rev.3:6 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith He that is Holy, He that is true, He that hath the key of David, He that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;

8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.

9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patients, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth! (And few that there will be, Mt.20:16 and 22:14!).

11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown!

12 Him 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!

13 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches!

You have only one chance to get this right in this lifetime or for eternity be left out wailing and crying, “My God my God why have you forsaken me?” Get a hold of me let us talk and reason together, for the Lord would that none be lost and all come to repentance, and to grow in Grace in the word of God, so you can follow Him in word and in deed (Col.3:17) so you too can find His favour, and mercy forevermore in the Knowledge of Jesus Christ 2 Pt.3:18!

Lord’s Way International
Rev. G. L. Boyett
Written in the Last Days, 9/2/2015!

The Children of the Lord Shall not Want or Lack!

Knowledge of Truth of Jesus Christ and who He really is! God with us, our Immanuel, Mt.1:23!

The Children of the Lord Shall not Want or Lack

(Ps.34:9-10)

O fear the Lord, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.

10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.

This is a new form for me to do a study, without just letting the Lord flow through me; so we shall see how long this style will last before He takes hold of this work and goes to town with it.

Using a search engine on the Internet, I have entered into it this quote: “The Children of God will not want.” This was the heading it came up with:

http://search.aol.com/aol/search?v_t=client97_searchbox&page=1&q=the+Lord%27s+children+shall+not+lack&s_it=spelling&oreq=0f6d86c56d1649348041adf38fff6cfb

From these we will see what we can deduce from all this. The first listing it came up with was Ps.34:10, but I included nine as well because it set up ten for clearer understanding of the topic we are looking at: Will in fact the children really not want or lack.

There is in fact, that there are two types of the children of God; the ones who are really saved and have found truth and are justified in the ways of the Lord Jesus, just as it was told to them to be found in His eyes: We will talk about this type later. Then again there is another type of the children of the lord who think they are saved and have found His salvation by listening to them who have not even found it for themselves, that came out of the Roman Catholic era or epoch of church History: You can read it for yourself here at this site:

http://www.ccel.org/s/schaff/history/About.htm

This type are they who call themselves by His name and really know nothing about Him or His Grace, which is actually the power to live above sin, seen in Eph.5:27, we are to live an overcoming lifestyle, that is without blame or blemish, as Jesus said to do in Mt.5:48, to be ye perfect as our Father in Heaven is Perfect! Unfortunately some of these Priests in the Roman Catholic tradition have told their converts this is not possible for mankind to do, as some of them, even Luther told them they are saved by Grace and Faith alone! Well by doing that, the Roman Catholic just imprisoned their congregations to the Priests who are to keep giving them their absolutions and indulgences (After all they, the indulgences and the absolutions are for sale from your local Catholic Priest.) so that they can keep their steady cash flow going. No one wants a hungry Priest now do we? But in Apostle John’s teachings He tells us that if we have the Holy Spirit in us, we have no need of a teacher 1 Jn.2:20 & 27. We have the Lord God who had all the scriptures ever written teaching us, see 2 Pt.1:19-21, this is the same Spirit of Jesus Christ, as seen in 1 Pt.1:9-17, who is the First and the Last seen in Zech.12:10 And 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: This was written 530-550 years before the very fact, so this too was Prophetic in its nature; we see in Rev.19:10 who that same Spirit that I am talking about belongs to, as we read it here in Revelations 19: we see the marriage of the Lamb of God, to His bride the True Saints of God; who have made themselves ready for their Groom: Starting at verse 5 as St. John saw it: And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great.

And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready! (See 2 Tm.2:19-22, shows us we have to do something, so the Lord will use us as His vessel. The vessel has to be Holy, Sanctified and Consecrated for His use, it must be cleansed Jn.15:3 by His words to us! They must be living words that live and be active in our lives, Col.3:17, explains this as well.)

And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. (Righteousness as Jesus said to John the Baptist, “So all Righteousness can be fulfilled by Jesus’ Baptism, He joined the Old Testament with the New Testament, so all Righteousness can be fulfilled in Him! See Mt.3:15, where this was spoken by Jesus. John the Baptist is the last Old Testament Prophet of God, who was in all actuality the Spirit of Elijah as called out in Mt.17:11-12, who was to prepare the way for the Lord. Mal.4:5 & Is.40:3).

And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me: These are the true sayings of God.

10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus, worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy! (See Mt.10:16-20, here as well).

We see here that Saint John the Apostle of Jesus Christ fell down to worship another prophet, the same as him only in his glorified immortal state, but yet just another prophet the same as John. John was told to get up, for it was not becoming to bow down but before the Lord God only (See Ex.20:1-5-ffs). In this case we see that is none other than Jesus Christ who is the very same Spirit of all Prophecy, which these Holy Sacred words of God were written by, for we see in Is.55: that the words of God will not come back void, from that which they were sent out to do. That is why we too need to be taught of or by God. We see God is a Spirit, Jn.4:24, the Holy Spirit, because we have been told to be Holy as He is Holy, from the Old Testament (Ex.19:6) to the New, seen in 1 Pt.1:Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,

Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied. (See 2 Cor.5:19-21 for a clearer definition of the God in Jesus reconciling the world unto Himself by Jesus!).

*Blessed is the God and Father the Lord of us Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, *This is how it reads in the Greek original. Then all scripture goes back to KJV, in # 4 below.

To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,

Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:

That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:

Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

10 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:

11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.

12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.

13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;

14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:

15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;

16 Because it is written: Be ye holy; for I am holy.

17 And 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:

18 Forasmuch 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;

19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: (Which we too are to follow Jn.14:6 says so! As well as Jn.14:15 and many other like scriptures, that no one wants to preach on!)

20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, (Jn.1:18 see Greek Original language for a true textual context that is of God in the translation of this verse! The Begotten, Incarnated, or Manifested God, 1 Tm.3:16.).

http://biblehub.com/interlinear/john/1-18.htm

21 Who 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. (See Lk.1:35, that Spirit that was in Christ Jesus without measure seen in Jn.3:25-ffs there as well! As well as all of John chapter 10, Jesus has the power to lay His Life down as well as pick it back up again too! That is why He came to put to death, the death sentence of sin, and to have power to be above sin by His Grace, to live in all the ways of His words to us; see Ac.20:24 & 32 on what the word Grace is tied directly to, which is His word to us: Jn.1:1-18, that the Word became flesh and we beheld His glory (Jn.1:17). The glory that will not be given to another, Is.42:8 and 48:11-12, that belongs to God only, seen in 2 Cor.4:6 as well as Jn.11:40, because Jesus’ words are life, Jn.6:68, seen in Jn.11:25-26, if they had known this they would not have crucified the LORD of Glory, 1 Cor.2:8! See Is.40:3 on the topic of who Jesus is, as the I Am, Ex.3:14 seen in Jn.8:58, and if we do not know Jesus as our God with us, Mt.1:23, we too will die in our sins Jn.8:24!)

22 Seeing 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:

23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever. (Mt.24:35 etc. God’s words are eternal for He changes not Mal.3:6, see Amos 3:3 as well.).

24 For 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:

25 But the word of the Lord endureth forever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

The reason I am going through all this preliminary teachings is that if we are not saved in the truth of who Jesus really is as the One True God 1 Jn.5:20, all of this teaching and all of those who think they are saved who are not, living with the Roman Catholic tradition of the Trinity, which is a lie, then all of this is for nothing! Then they are really in want; aren’t they? See Zech.14:9, this is true Monotheism!

Back to the Topic of Want or Lack:

You see the true children of God know to be content with just that which is needed, as Jesus said, be happy first of all that your names are written in the book of life! That has to come first, then that you have food and raiment, 1 Tm.6:1 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.

And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.

If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;

He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

But godliness with contentment is great gain.

For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. (See Rev.14:13, this will follow us, and by which many will be judged by! See Rev.22:1-21),

And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. (We will talk about some other scriptures from this scripture later.).

But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.

10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. (See 1 Jn.2:15-17, which in all actuality is the lust to covet anything, to make it your God or anything that comes between you and Him, this is being covetous that will separate you from the love you had for your God. He needs to be our first thought and love or we just stepped back into destruction, Heb.10:19-39! See Mt.10:32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. He has to be first in our lives in everything we do and say!)

33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. (See 1 Tm.6:13-16 and see and understand that the flesh of Jesus is still under subjection  to the Holy Spirit, till He has been Glorified, then 1 Cor.15:28 takes effect! So God can be all in all in Jesus, Mt.28:18, which has been given all power and authority, after He has been glorified, when He puts the Death Sentence to death, for us!)

34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.

35 For 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.

36 And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.

37 He 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!

38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me!

39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it!

40 He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

41 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward (Rev.19:10, for you are sealed by the Holy Spirit, for God’s use! Eph.1:13-14; 2 Cor.1:20-22); and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. (See Mt.5:17-20, for only if your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and the Pharisees can you enter into His Kingdom! See Heb.12:14, without Holiness you cannot enter into His Kingdom either! Holiness and Righteousness are required in order to enter into the Kingdom of God! This is His Commandment to us and mine as well now that He said it! It too has now become my gospel as well!)

42 And 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.

If He is not first in our lives, which is Jesus, our lives are being lived for nothing but pain and suffering that will come later: This too is seen in Mark chapter 9:1-ffs! You know where it talks about your worm dieth not but in the Greek it makes it sound as if you are that worm that dieth not, in the fires that are never quenched, you know as is for eternity, the wrath of God is being poured out upon all them who will not receive Him and His salvation. All others are like the women that are seen in Is.4:1, they want the name of salvation but they want it their way. They will eat their own food, and they will wear their own clothes, they want God’s salvation their way not His way! All they will find is the verses of the Lord as in Lk.6:46, as well as all the verses below Mt.7:13-14, those that are seen in verses 15-22, that is what they will find for themselves, all His verses of condemnation, for they are mere reprobates, living a lie of hypocrisy! They worship a god of their own vain religious imaginations. This too was warned of by St. John as well in 1 Jn.5:21!

Verse 8 of 1 Tm.6, also leads us to Prov.30:8, this verse was not listed in the Search Engines findings. So let us see what it has to say that is related to 1 Tm.6:8:

Proverbs 30 King James Version (KJV)

The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, even the prophecy: the man spake unto Ithiel, even unto Ithiel and Ucal,

Surely I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man.

I neither learned wisdom, nor have the knowledge of the holy.

Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? Who hath gathered the wind in his fists? Who hath bound the waters in a garment? Who hath established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son’s name, if thou canst tell? Easy, that name is above every name: for that name is Yeshua, the Lord Jesus Christ, who is LORD of all Ac.10:36, seen in Ac.2:36! See Jn.5:30-*44*-47 in regards to this topic.

Every word of God is pure (He cannot lie Num.23:19, 1 Sam.15:29, Tit.1:2 and Heb.6:18, for our God is the same yesterday, today, forever, Heb.13:8 & 9, as well as all of His words to us Mal.3:6 because He changes not: He is a shield unto them that put their trust in Him.

Add thou not unto His words, lest He reprove thee, and thou be found a liar. (See Ro.3:1-ffs, Deu.4:2, Deu.5:31-33; 17:20; 28:14; Josh.1:7; 23:6; Prov.4:27; Gal.1:8-9 Heb.13:8-9 and Rev.22:18-19.)

Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die:

Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:

Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say: Who is the Lord? Or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain. We only make it to Heaven when we run our race by His rules and Commandments!

  Let us go back to Ps.34:

Starting at verse 1 I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.

O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.

I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.

This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.

The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.

O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him!

O fear the Lord, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him!

10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing!

11 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

12 What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good? (If you desire to see these things; then here is what you’re going to have to do!)

13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

15 The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry!

16 The face of the Lord is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth!

17 The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles!

18 The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit!

19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all!

20 He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken. (A Messianic verse.)

21 Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.

22 The Lord redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate!

Now the thing about Psalms 34 is that it was written by King David, when he was not yet King of Israel, but was running from King Saul, that God had repented that He had ever made Saul King at all, due to His disobedience, as stated in 1 Sam.15:22-23, read the entire story. As soon as Saul was made King, and even before, he had a history of not keeping instructions given to him by the prophet of God, who was Samuel.

So we have to do a little searching out for the real truth in this Psalm, did David write it before he came to Abimelech, when he made as if he were a crazy man? Was this to keep Abimelech from hiring David as a Mercenary? Or to keep Abimelech from killing him because David wondered into his territory, while David and his men were looking for food? Who was Abimelech anyway? And why Psalms 34 was ever written to begin with; after all some of the scriptures used in it are in reference to the Messiah to come; such as none of His bones were ever broken, verse number 20.

The story behind Psalm 34 will be found in 1 Sam.21:1-ff through further chapters as well; when David was separated from Saul due to the evil spirit that Saul was possessed with, thinking David was going to kill him and take his seat as King of Israel. This was all due to pride and ego, after the maidens started singing the song of David. The words went something like this; Saul killed his thousands but David killed his ten-thousands, which hurt Saul’s masculinity! So Saul started to believe that the people liked David more than Him. After all it was David, which killed Goliath, the Philistine! After all nobody offered to go out and fight for Israel to put the Philistines under them. So that all Philistine would have to become their slaves or to put them under tribute. No one but David who was full of faith, that the fight belonged to the Lord of Hosts, and not of his own. David was the weapon in the hand of the Lord that day.

Also there is a little problem with Abimelech here as well in verse 1 of Psalm 34. For Abimelech was the Priest of Nob, where David in his haste left without weapons or rations. He went into Nob seeking food for him and a few men that he ran into on the way, or were set to be his body guards that had sworn and oath to him, to fight with him until they die. This also were spoken of in 1 Sam.21:1-15, David left Abimelech without acting crazy in the least.

When David left Abimelech the Priest of Nob, he headed for Gath, this is where Achish the King of Gath was. This is where the town and all its people started saying the same thing about David; that got Saul upset at David. David killed his ten thousands and Saul his thousands, so David acted the part of a crazed fiend who drooled when he talked; this too made the King of Gath think he was crazy and sent him and his men away. After all it would be unkind in the least to hurt even the poorest of God’s creatures, who have lost their minds wouldn’t it? But we do it day after day here in the United States of America, while calling wrong right and right wrong! We seek after our own pleasures in America without regards to the very words of life! That will judge us all in the end of days (See Jn.12:48-50 & Deu.18:15-22), for judgment starts with the saints of God first, 1 Pt.4:17-19. If the Righteous scarcely be saved, what will the ungodly do and where will they go? We all know the answer to that little question; which has with it, a big Eternal Consequences, don’t we! They will go to Hell, where the KJV says their worm dieth not, and the Greek says they being that worm, after all man is but a worm, before His Great God. After they have immortality they will never die, therefore that is the reason the Fire is never quenched, as we see in 2 Pt.3:1 This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:

That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:

Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

And saying: Where is the promise of his coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:

Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:

But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the Day of Judgment and perdition of ungodly men! (This is what the world was made for, by our Great God, who knows the end from the beginning, that mankind would sin and all that is in it would have to be purified with fire, the next time, for He used water the first time to purify the world. He promised us He would never do that again and sealed His covenant with us with the Rainbow, Gen.9:13-17.).

But, 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. (Man will be on Earth for seven thousand years. Six thousand will man reign but on the seventh as in the Sabbath, Christ will reign for a thousand years, and we who are His will rule with Him with a rod of Iron, Rev.2:25-29.)

The 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. (See Lk.24:47, this is where Ac.2:1-4 is seen in Jn.3:3-8. As well as Ac.4:12, which is the commandment of Jesus in Lk.24:47! That too is fulfilled in Mt.28:19-20, and carried out in Ac.2:38-40 as well!).

10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. (Now many think that will happen at the first coming of the Lord but this is for another time, that which will be in the end of time, at the end of Christ’s reign, at the end of the Millennium, that will be the day and the hour no man knows but I think we will by that time when it will come; He always brings it to His prophets first so all know it is of Him and is of His doing it. Then will all the first and second heavens be rolled up as a scroll! Then time will be no more and the second judgment will commence, Phil.2:10! Only they who had not made it in the catching away, and those who failed to keep the words of the Lord during the Millennium of Jesus Christ who failed to keep all that is said in the word of the instruction book will fail to make it to the end of the reign of Christ, because they are a stiff-necked people! Then all who have been put away either in the waters, or killed by evil men, who were evil, and all those who heeded not the words of God and were fighting in wars, who kept not Ro.12:1-21 or Mt.5:1-48, will find the wrath of God abiding on them that are said to be asleep, will find their judgment at this time. All those who made it to the catching away of the first judgment will be kept from this judgment as well! See Rev.20:5-6-ffs this shows us how these things will rap-up. Then comes the New Heavens and the New Earth and the New Jerusalem, which will come down from Heaven! Then the New order or Covenants will be set up, very much like that which is seen in chapter 22!)

11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,

12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? (What type of people are we to be? All who call themselves a Christian need to look up this word in the KJV and study the meanings of conversation and how many different words, and its meanings they have for this in the Greek; Check it out:

http://biblehub.net/searchstrongs.php?q=conversation).

13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. (Which will come after the Millennium reign; Without Holiness and Righteousness which is Godliness none shall enter into the Kingdom of God, which will come after the Millennium, Jn.14:1-4. 2 Pt.3:10 & 13 seen here.)

14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. (Well that is going to be a tough one to keep when they are preaching today that no one can live life without sinning, isn’t it? You can’t unless you have been Born again of God’s Spirit of a Righteous Love of God 1 Jn.5:18, then and only then can you too have the Love of God in you that passes all understanding, this is what Jesus was talking about in Jn.3:3-8 and to be blown where the Spirit blows you where He needs us to go for Him! That is being led by the Spirit seen in Ro.8:1-ffs. This must be seen first in the regeneration process, Ac.2:1-4, that is what caught the attention of the council in Jerusalem for the house of Cornelius, they who were with Peter heard Cornelius and his household speaking and praising the Lord in tongues other than their natural languages; Ac.10:1-48, seen in Ac.11:1-18, that is the confirmation of the Holy Spirit, the speaking in tongues! That is the test of the spirits 1 Jn.4:1, we are to test the spirits to see from where they come, just as it says prove all things: 1Thes.5:21, Ac.17:10-11!).

15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;

16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. (Why do they wrest the scriptures Peter was talking about here? Because they have not the Holy Spirit in them who wrote them in Paul’s heart, to give to the newly formed Christians who were coming out of pagan religious rights and beliefs, as well as all those Greeks who have read Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle as well as the Neo-Gnostics as well as the Neoplatonism (Catholicism) spreading about, that the Christian Gospel had to contend with then as well, even as today, that is seen in the History of the Jews:

http://www.ecatholic2000.com/history6/untitled-02.shtml#_Toc386828392).

17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. (See 1 Cor.5:1-13, see that no man take away your new found salvation, with another gospel that is no gospel Gal.1:8-9, let them be a cursed if they preach or teach another gospel to anyone!).

18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen.

Means never stop growing in the Spirit and of knowledge of Jesus Christ until all the gifts of His Spirit are yours, keep growing in maturity! See Jer.31:31-34; Is.54:13, [Jn.6:45; 1 Cor.2:10]; 1 Thes.4:9; [1 Jn.2:20 & 27], with all this said and much, much more; we have among us a group of religious people who have a very good show of holiness and godliness but there is only one problem with them all; they have the form of godliness, but no power to live that overcoming lifestyle of the flesh and their covetous or contentious flesh; and no covetous or contentious person will enter into Heaven! You have to mortify the flesh that wars against the spirit, Gal.5:17 (16-26; Ro.8:13.). Those that are really of the Lord and even their children will not be wanting or lacking the things that are really needed, even bread; Ps.37:25 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. From start to end of Psalms # 37: Those who walk with the Lord our God Jesus Christ will not have need of anything, for they who have learned to fear the Lord our God! To fear is to have awesome respect for the Lord or in other words, the fear of the Lord is the beginning of all WISDOM:

Ps.37:1 Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.

For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.

Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.

Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.

For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.

10 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.

11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

12 The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.

13 The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.

14 The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation.

15 Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.

16 A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.

17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the Lord upholdeth the righteous.

18 The Lord knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be forever.

19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.

20 But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the Lord shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.

21 The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.

22 For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they that be cursed of him shall be cut off.

23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.

24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.

25 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

26 He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.

27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.

28 For the Lord loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved forever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein forever.

30 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.

31 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.

32 The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him.

33 The Lord will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.

34 Wait on the Lord, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.

35 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.

36 Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.

37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.

38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off.

39 But the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord: he is their strength in the time of trouble.

40 And the Lord shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.

Our faith is best established on the trusting of His words to us, because He cannot lie to us. We can break His covenant and lose our salvation but it will never be because of Him backing away from us!

See Jms.4:1 From whence come wars and fightings among you? Come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? (Man’s Philosophies of today!).

Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. (See Porv.15:8; Prov.21:27 and Prov.28:9, God will not listen to the prayers of sinners, they are an abomination to Him of a sacrifice that is tainted with blemishes and spots on it! See Hag.1:5-7.).

Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. (Flesh waring against the Spirit again, but first they have to have the Holy Spirit Lk.11:13 they have to ask for it!).

Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. (Because you have not separated yourself from the unclean generation or their customs and evil ways, 1 Jn.5:19, Ac.2:40 & 2 Cor.6:14-18!).

Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain: The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? (Gal.5:1-ffs).

But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Those who have a broken and contrite heart that is pure they will see God Mt.5:8 & 2 Tm.2:19-22, who do God’s will, Mt.12:48-50, Lk.11:28, Jn.8:51, Jn.14:15 & Jn.15:20 etc.).

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. (Study to rightly divide the word of God, study the Greek and the Hebrew of it!).

Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. (Look at the world around you in its wickedness 1 Jn.5:19 who are lost and headed for an eternity of Hell’s Fires!).

10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. (Ac.2:38-40 the Keys to Salvation, Rev.2:4-5, Repent and do the first works, love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, soul, strength, spirit, and anything you have; give it to Him to use for His glory!).

Now that is what we are to be doing when He returns for a people called by in His name, we are to be found winning the lost to the Lord Mk.8:34-38, we are His servants doing what it is He has directed us to do for Him; that is our required labours Lk.17:But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat?

And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink?

Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not.

10 So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say: We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do!

See Ecc.12:Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.

Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity.

And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs.

10 The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth.

11 The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd! (Those taught of God, or by God’s own Spirit, Jn.14:26 and Jn.16:13, then will you know all things that are needed of us!).

12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man!

14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil!

And in closing, last but not least Mal.3:16 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.

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.

18 Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.

There are two kinds of Christians today, the ones who actually know who Jesus is and actually serve him as a faithful servant, and who keep all His commandments, sayings, precepts, judgments, statutes, and His decrees Is.28:9-12, they will be those who have found His rest and then there are those seen in Is.28:13-ffs. We see two kinds of servants in Mt.24:44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?

46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing! 47 Verily I say unto you: That he shall make him ruler over all his goods!

48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart: My lord delayeth his coming; (Then you have the other kind of Christian by belief only, who has not engaged their faith with the proofs of works, Jms.2:1-26 or 2 Tm.3:14-17, NOT, living in all the words of God to us! MT.4:4 & Lk.4:4 or Jn.14:15 and Jn.15:20!).

49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;

50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,

51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Which one will you be in the Last Days; that we are in now?

Remember Rev.2:Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.

Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

Unfortunately we have so many today that can’t even remember how to do that! The First Works!

Lord’s Way Ministries International

Rev. G. L. Boyett

Written in the Last Days, 8/25/2015, before our Lord Jesus’ return.

The End!

Or is this the Day of your New Life of Eternal Salvation, Calling on the Name of Jesus Christ who is Lord of all and knowing Him now as you Immanuel, the Great I Am? Then you stand a chance of receiving His Spirit when you know Him in Truth, Jn.4:23-24, seen in Jn.3:3-8! Only by His Spirit are you sealed and found justified, 1 Cor.6:11! Do you speak in tongues Ac.2:14? If not you had better start working on that, it is mandatory, Lk.11:13, Ac.11:1-18, that is His Grace!

The Last will be First and the First will be Last.

The Last will be First and the First will be Last.

Mt.19:30, Mt.20:16 & Lk.13:30

30 But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.

16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

30 And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last.

See also Mt.22:14

14 For many are called, but few are chosen.

This bring me to the subject I was led by the Lord to bring today to His children who will hear His words Jn.8:47! This message is about how the children of God must handle their work for Him as well as their first directive of Jesus Christ Himself to His ministers or servants; see Mk.8:34 And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.

36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

37 Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

That is all of our jobs to do for Him, if we are truly called and commissioned to go and preach this gospel message to the lost world who lay in their own wickedness 1 Jn.5:19 and they do not even know it; most of them, for they grew up in a house who knew not God as seen in Judges 2:10 And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the Lord, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel.

If we do not pick up our cross and still follow after Jesus Christ, we will be found not worthy of Him and He will rebuke us for not denying ourselves daily and picking up His yoke (Mt.11:28-30), let us examine some scripture to back up this claim (See Hag.1:5 & 7 and Lam.3:40-41, let us now rebuild our LORD’S Temples, 2 Cor.6:14-18, for we are that Temple that is to come out of the world around us and be Holy as He is Holy so He can dwell in us and we in Him in the end of days!); we do not want to be found being cursed for preaching the Gospel incorrectly, as seen in Gal.1:8-9, do we? Simply stated, we do not want to be found a liar for preaching or teaching the Gospel incorrectly; for no liar will be found in heaven! So let us see this scripture that shows us His will for us while being His servants: We have first Mt.10:32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.

33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.

35 For 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.

36 And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.

37 He 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!

38 And he that taketh NOT his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me!

39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake (and the Gospel’s Mk.8:34-38) shall find it! See Is.52:7 & Ro.10:15: Blessed are the feet of those who bring glad tidings of good news, and there is no better good news than how to find Salvation in Jesus Christ is there? Wouldn’t think so, but that is just me!

40 He that receiveth you receiveth Me, and he that receiveth Me receiveth Him that sent me! Why? They are ONE in the SAME! ~

41 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet (See Rev.19:10, which is the Spirit of Jesus in you Jn.14:18! For His word is His will and it too will not ever come back void from that which it was intended to do!), shall receive a prophet’s reward (So in order to be a Prophet of God we must have His Holy Spirit in us right? Amen and Amen! See Jn.3:3-8 as well as Lk.11:13, we are to ask for the Holy Spirit of God our Father who is Spirit Jn.4:24!); and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. (Without Righteousness & Holiness that is of God, no man will enter into the kingdom of God! Mt.5:8, 2 Tm.2:19-22-26):

42 And 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 we have learned many things here in the last few minutes haven’t we? We have to preach this Gospel of Jesus Christ His way by His Spirit being in us as seen in Mt.10:1 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.

Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;

Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;

Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying: Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:

But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

And as ye go, preach, saying: The kingdom of heaven is at hand! (See Mt.12:28 & Lk.11:20, Jesus is the Kingdom of God and when His Spirit is with you so is His Kingdom, Lk.17:21):

Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, and raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give! (Doesn’t mean we have to be paid to work for Jesus! We are to work our own jobs, with our own hands or we will not eat as Paul has told us! 2 Thes.3:1-10-ffs)

Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses,

10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat. (It is enough to have food and raiment to sustain our lives is it not?)

11 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence.

12 And when ye come into a house, salute it.

13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.

14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.

15 Verily I say unto you: It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the Day of Judgment, than for that city.

16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues;

18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.

19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak!

20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you! (See Jn.4:24 and then read Jn.14:7-18, that is the Holy Spirit in you that Jesus is talking about in John chapter17! Being one with the Father in Jesus and Jesus One in the Father just as John said in his later epistle to the church, 1 Jn.2:23-25; When you have Jesus you have the Father also and vice versa, when you have the Father you have Jesus see Jn.10:30 & Jn.12:45, simply said by Jesus in Jn.14:1! Further reference for this subject read Isaiah chapters 43-45! Or Is.40:3, that is who John the Baptist made a way for, he was the spirit of Elijah Mt.17:11-12!),

21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.

22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. (If we live for Jesus we too will be persecuted as He was or we are not preaching and teaching right see John chapter 15:1-ffs & Jn.16:33! This is that Spirit that all the world cannot receive, Jn14:17, see Jn.1:17 Jesus is that Spirit of Grace & Truth as called out in Jn.14:18-21-ffs, see Is.9:6! See Is.28:9-12 but those on will not have the Spirit in them so they cannot receive the things of the children of God, either for lack of freewill to do it and get it done for submission and humbling is required and then He will exalt His own Jn.1:12-13, who are of Him!),

23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you: Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come. (See Mt.24:14 Here!)

24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.

25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord (See Lk.17:7-10). If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household? (For all the false prophets they loved but all the true prophets of God they stoned, beat, tortured, and killed, will it not be the same in the end?!)

26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. Ecc.12:13-14, Ecc.11:9 & Rev.14:13; 22:10-16!

27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.

28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell!

29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? And one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.

30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.

32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. Where the Spirit is there is Heaven also (because we are the temple and Mansions of God see 2 Cor.6:14-18, that is from 1 Cor.3 & 6!), see Mt.12:28 and Lk.11:20 Jesus is the Spirit manifested in the flesh (1 Tm.3:16) and where Jesus or His Spirit is there is Heaven and liberty for His words live in you and guide you in word and deed, Jer.31:31-34, Is.54:13, Jn.6:44-47 as well! See Lk.17:20-37, see Mt.24:14 here as well to complete this thought!

Now if we are to be as our Lord of all Jesus Christ, we too must be as He is as well, Jn.14:6 that Saint John also talked about in the first Epistles to the children of God (Who are Saints Hagios meaning HOLY ONES see Jn.1:12-13 here as well!) that must be studied and secured in our hearts and minds due to what Jesus told in this scripture, 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 (Jesus was talking to the disciples soon to be Apostles here! This means we are to keep their commandments also see Ac.2:40 & 1 Cor.11:1 etc.!). This too was called out in Ac.2:37 Now 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?

38 Then 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!

39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off (Ro.11:29 and Jms.1:161-7 here as well!), even as many as the Lord our God shall call! The Lord would that all be saved and come to repentance but some are the seed of Satan, Gen.3:15; for whom you serve, that is your lord and master! See Dan.12:1-2 and more! That is how you receive a mark of whom you serve whether it be for the Lord and receive His mark or the other world’s mark, which we were strictly told to come out from among the unclean in Ac.2:40 by an Apostle were we not? And again in Paul’s writings as well (2 Cor.6:14-18), that were mirrored all the way back from the Old Testament as seen in these passages: verse 14 see also these scriptures: 1 Cor.5:9 part b covers Eph.5:6-11. Thomson goes down to verse 16 next and covers scriptures for 16 as follows: a [1 Cor.3:16, 17:6:19] b Lev.26:12, Jer.31:33; 32:38; Eze.37:26-27: Verse 17 a Is.52:11, and of course Ac.2:40 as well. Verse 18 a 2 Sam.7:14; Jer.31:1, 9; [Rev.21:7] b [Jn.1:12; Ro.8:14; Gal.4:5-7]: Phi.2:15; 1 Jn.3:1 end.

40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying: Save yourselves from this untoward generation. See also Ac.26:19 Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision:

20 But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance!

This also corresponds with Lk.24:44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me (See Mt.5:17-20; Jn.5:39-44, the entire Bible was written for Jesus and for you to find Salvation that comes from no other name, Ac.4:12! Because He is God alone all by Himself!).

45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, (That is why it is required to have His Spirit in you or you are none of His yet still, Jn.3:3-8 and Ro.8:9!)

46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:

47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his (Jesus’) name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem!

48 And ye are witnesses of these things.

49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.

This was the day of Pentecost (Acts chapter 2:1-47) and birth of the true church of the living God in Jesus Christ (2 Cor.5:19-21) who is both LORD and the CHRIST, Ac.2:36, who is LORD OF ALL Ac.10:36, who would that none should perish but all come to repentance 2 Pt.3:The 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.

This brings us back to Salvation that can only come from Jesus who shed His blood on the cross for one and for all, who will seek forgiveness (Jn.6:44-47), and ask for His Spirit, Lk.11:13 the Spirit of the Father, from which all spirits come from Heb.12:9, and will return to Ecc.12:7, so let us also follow what King Solomon said in the Old Testament as well because God changes not, right? Mal.3:6! Let us see what Solomon said in Ecc.12:Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.

Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity.

And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs.

10 The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth!

11 The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd! (Gal.3:20 & 1 Tm.2:5, Jesus is God and that Man the Holy One & Mediator! He is the First and the Last, Rev.4:8!),

12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man! (Lk.17:7-10).

14 FOR GOD SHALL BRING EVERY WORK INTO JUDGMENT, WITH EVERY SECRET THING, WHETHER IT BE GOOD, OR WHETHER IT BE EVIL!

We are found saved by faith when we believe with our lives (Heb.12:4) that what we have read is true and the living words of God that bring to us and all them who believe in them eternal life: Jn.6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life!

Even Peter back then in all his doubts knew Jesus was the only one who had the words of life, as we look to Jn.6:68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? THOU HAST THE WORDS OF ETERNAL LIFE!

So if we are Christ Jesus’ we too have to put on Christ, Gal.3:26-27, so how do we do that? We obey all of Jesus’ commandments, Jn.14:15! If we love Him we will, keep all His Commandments! This is how we receive everlasting salvation by faith, we put our lives on the line and live according to all His words to us (Jn.15:1-ffs)! His Word is His Will for us because Jesus is that Word that was with God and was God, Jn.1:1, and if we or even you, believe in God you do well; then if you do you well believe in Jesus as our God in the flesh (Mt.1:23 our Immanuel! Meaning God with us!), you do even better, 1 Tm.3:16 because that is how we are to believe in Him or we too will die in our sins; because Jesus is the I Am, that was before Abraham, Jn.8:58! Then Jesus said in Jn.8:24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I Am [he], ye shall die in your sins!

Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forevermore because He changes not and always has been the I Am, and never the we are, when you have the Father you have the Son also, for they are one in the same, Jn.10:30, when you have seen Jesus you have seen the very one who sent Him, Jn.12:45 because He is from above and has come down from Heaven Jn.3:26 And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him.

27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.

28 Ye yourselves bear me witness, which I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him (Is.40:3, Read it!).

29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom (GOD): but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.

30 He must increase, but I must decrease (As you and I too must do! In order to be one of His chosen few!).

31 He 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! What part of this did we miss?

32 And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony.

33 He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true!

34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him!

35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand! God the Father is the Holy Spirit that has put all of His spirit in the man Christ Jesus, who now is the Father with us, God manifested in the flesh, 1 Tm.3:16 our Immanuel, meaning God with us! Scripture is true and let every man be a liar, Ro.3:4!

36 He 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!

Why? Because they, (the world all those who join Roman Catholicism and their trinity!) are not worshipping in Spirit and in Truth as they are told to do, Jn.4:23-24, we are all told to know this Jesus in Spirit and in Truth and unless we know Him as the One True God, 1 Jn.5:20 we know Him not at all and we have no life in us; and worship a vain god of our own imaginations! One that we can serve our way, the ways of man (Prov.14:12 and Prov.16:25, shows here also to see Ro.6:1-23 and Prov.12:15 as well; no one can argue with those scriptures!), where all can worship a god of their own choosing, that they have made up in their own minds; that is no god at all but vanity upon vanity! Never leave the Word of God, for it is His truths as well as His will and mind for us to know Him, who came in the flesh to finish His works, that only He could do Himself see Jn.4:34, and we are to be as He is or we are not obeying His commandments see all of St. John’s first Epistles here and study it for it is life unto you or death to them who will not receive it as Paul says in 2 Cor.4:1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God!

But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

In whom the god of this world hath blinded 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 (Gen.1:3 & Jn.8:12 & Jn.12:35-50, that is our judgment, His very words He speaks to us)!

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake!

For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ!

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels (See 2 Cor.6:14-18), that the Excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us!

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

11 For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh! We walk as Jesus walked and sin not or the Truth is not in us, 1 Jn.2:1-6, read it now!

12 So then death worketh in us, but life in you.

13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;

14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.

15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal!

For this is not our home, we are sojourners here on our way to a New Jerusalem and a Heavenly Kingdom come down from the Father of all lights, whose gifts are without perishing and without repentance or variance, Ro.11:29; Jms.1:16-17.

Therefore as we are to be His children washed in His blood of Remission, we too have to be baptized in His name, Ac.4:1 And as they spake unto the people, the priests, and the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees, came upon them,

Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead.

And they laid hands on them, and put them in hold unto the next day: for it was now eventide.

Howbeit many of them which heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand.

And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers, and elders, and scribes,

And Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem.

And when they had set them in the midst, they asked: By what power, or by what name, have ye done this?

Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost (See Jn.14:18; that Jesus’ own Spirit would be with them: Mt.10:20 here yet again! Peter spoke as he was being questions and examined by the Sanhedrin by the Father who is the Holy Spirit, there is no confusion here either! Jn.10:30 and Jhjn.12:45 as seen in Ac.2:36 and Ac.10:36! When you have Jesus or His Spirit you have the Holy Spirit, for He is the Spirit of all Prophecy Revc.19:10 that is of God!), said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,

If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole;

10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole!

11 This is the stone (Lithos lee-thos, used here http://biblehub.com/greek/3037.htm  a stone; met: of Jesus as the chief stone in a building.), which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner!

12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved!(or build a church upon! For only Jesus can be the head and chief corner stone for it was His blood that has bought us Ac.20:28 the very blood of the Holy Ghost, manifested in the flesh. Lk.1:35 & 37!!! That is how God does things that are impossible with others, He does them Himself alone! Who else could finish His work? Jn.4:34 but Jesus only!)

If we ask anything in Jesus’ name He will do it! It says so in Jn.14:14 and IF we want to be covered in the blood of the Lamb slain for our remission and propitiation of sin, we had better use the name of the sacrifice who was slain for us because without blood (His Holy and Righteous & Perfect Blood, there can be no Propitiation once and forevermore, it has to be Jesus’ blood and His name or nothing will work; all else in mere traditions, rituals, ceremonies, endless masses and sorcery!); there can be no remission of sin so we had better use the blood of the only sacrifice given for all mankind to be saved in; Jesus’ the Lamb of God slain from the foundation of the earth! Now if we are to be His chosen disciples and obeying everything He said to do (Jn.8:51, 14:15 and 12:44-50, see Mt.4:4; Lk.4:4 and Lk.11:28, Mt.10:48-50- and so on!), as His Apostles did as well: (1 Cor.1:11:1, Eph.5:1-11, Ro.16:17-20!), for Jesus gave them (The Apostles and us who bear His Spirit in us, for that is where His words dwell as well, in Spirit and in Truth; His Truths, Jer.31:34, Is.54:13; Jn.6:44-47, Jn.8: (31-36), 47-51!), the Keys (His Keys!) but that was what they (and us), were and are restricted to do as in follow His every word and not deviate off the narrow path, Mt.7:13 Enter 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 thereat:

14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it!

All who do not do as the Lord of all said, will be found as one of these in the next few verses here!

15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

21 Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven (see Lk.6:46); but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works?

For many in that day will say have we not done many things in your name and done great deeds and then what will Jesus say to them?

23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity!

If we are to be Jesus’ Disciples we too must know how to operate in His word by having His Spirit (WORD) in us which is His word to us (Jn.6:63 & 68 also Jn.11:25-26 & 40!); see 2 Pt.1:19-21 and then to 1 Pt.1:9-17, that shows us that Jesus is that same said Spirit the Holy Spirit by which all the Holy men of Old testified and Prophesied in the name of the Lord (Zech.12:10, 530 years before that day came Jesus said by the Holy Spirit; “they will look upon Me whom they have pierced, not Him but Me!), that was written of Old as well as the New, for the word of God cannot be broken Jn.10:35, as seen in Heb.13:8-9! We too have to keep all His words to us as we live in them and they too become one with us in our own hearts and minds and given to us by Him, as we speak to the world that is lost in its sin, see Jn.8:31-36 and 51 for only the children of God will hear His words and do them Jn.8:47, Col.3:17 in Word and in Deed and bring glory to the Father, Jn.1:12-13 by Jesus Christ! As seen below: In the finishing scriptures of Matthew chapter 7:

24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock (Rock as in Mountain: not stone like Peter, Pétros is not a Petra, there is a difference between a Rock as in Mountain and a stone for throwing! Jesus is that Mountain the church is built upon that the gated of Hell will not prevail against!),

25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house (Church); and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock (Christ Jesus who is the head of it!)!

26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it (Mt.12:31-32 & 48-50).

28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:

29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. That my friends is a true Disciple of Jesus Christ, that teaches in all authority by staying in the will of God which is His words to us!

So in closing we see that we too have to be Last to be First in the Lord’s eyes, whoever exalts himself will be abased but whoever humbles himself and does all that is written by our Lord and Saviour will be exalted to the Maximus by our God, must be as an innocent child, for they are the greatest in the Kingdom of God! We too must be ready to give everything away for Him and to our neighbors just as Jesus told the rich young man to go and sell all that he had and to give to the poor and then come and follow Him, and the young man could not for He was very rich! If the young man had done as the Lord Jesus had said to do; he would have been given riches untold, maybe not here in the material world that is all vanity and about to fade away but for sure in the Spiritual realms, that is eternal, this young ruler would have rewards and riches untold, that the eye cannot fathom or the mind perceive or comprehend!

We too who are His are to be as Jesus who washed His disciples feet or they too would not have a part in Him or His Ministry, for He did this to show them that if they wanted to be great they had to be all servants and a servant to all! Only when we humble ourselves in Him can He make Himself be shown strong when we are weak! That is when He will show Himself to be marvelous, gracious and Merciful! To all those who will repent as the Politian did in (Lk.18:9-14):

Lk.18:1 And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:

And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.

And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself: Though I fear not God, nor regard man;

Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.

And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.

And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?

I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? He will if He finds us obeying and humbling ourselves to His words to us, for they are for our Eternal Life to us!

And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:

10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.

11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.

12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.

13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.

14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

15 And they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them.

16 But Jesus called them unto him, and said: Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

17 Verily I say unto you: Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.

Unless we too are as innocent as a child who knows no wrong and is forgivable as seen in all those who know not and are ignorant; as seen in Numbers chapter 15 from top to bottom read it, for it too carries the same weight today as well as shown to us in the Prophecy of Matthew chapter 24! If we are not found innocent and as a child of God, pure of heart, and are going to heaven (Mt.18:1-35, this is all one though here that must be followed form start to finish!); we have no right to be a disciple of God or a servant trying to save others if we do not even know how to save ourselves correctly according to His every word to us! Line upon line, precept upon precept, Is.28:Whom shall he teach knowledge? And whom shall he make to understand doctrine? Them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.

10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:

11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people (Ac.2:1-4; Joel.2:28 seen in Ac.2:16-ffs).

12 To 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! This too tells the story of today as well, the word has no time to hear what thus sayeth the Lord of the Hosts to them! Rev.2:4-5, Hag.1:5 & 7! Ecc.12:13-14 and Mal.3:16-18 do it and save yourself today in Christ Jesus, who is willing to save to the uttermost! The alternative no one can bear (Lk.23:30-31; Rev.6:16-17)!

How could they not hear? They had not the Spirit of Grace and Truth Jn.1:17 of Jesus Christ living in them or they would hear all that He has given to them to hear so that He himself would be their teacher as seen in 1 Jn.2:20 & 27 and they too would not have need of a teacher, for they would have the Spirit who had all the words of Truth ever written in them and they would then have His rest, wouldn’t they? See Jn.6:44-47, Is.54:13 and Jer.31:31-34, for these are the real children of God who are found without Spot or Wrinkle, who are Holy and without blame or blemish, who are perfect as He is perfect, Eph.5:27 who are the Bride of Christ Grafted into the One true Olive Tree that One True Church of the living God, Eph.4:1-ffs! Or you too will end up as those in verse 13 (Of Is.28), and on here as well: 13 But 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. Just as those who know not the true Gospel and preach and teach another gospel that is no gospel, for they too will be cursed!

Gal.1:But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed!

As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed!

We are never to add one word to this finished work as seen in Deu.4:2 all the way through to Rev.22:18-19, or we too will be found a liar as seen in Ro.3:1-4; Jms.3:1! That is why we must be mindful to seek the work of a teacher Jms.3:1 or as a deacon or bishop, for these are worthy callings and anyone who is looking for this position must be found perfect according to all scripture 2 Tm.3:14-17, because we are not our own anymore; we have been bought, 1 Cor.3:1 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.

I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.

For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?

For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?

Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?

I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

So then neither is he that planteth anything, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.

Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour!

For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building. (There is no substantiation for this fivefold ministry stuff, whoever exalts himself will be abased! It is just that simple, we are all workmen in Christ Jesus’ Church!),

10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.

11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;

13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is!

14 If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.

15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are! Quick question here…How many are defiling the Temple the Holy Temple of God our own body and injuring it with covetousness with their own god now being food and pleasing the flesh that wars against the Spirit? Gal.5:17 and Ro.8:1-13 for the flesh cannot please God! Then why are we living to satisfy it all of the time until we are ruining our own health? Shall we sin that Grace may abound, God forbid is Exclaimed here! See Ro.6:1-ffs!

18 Let 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.

19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

20 And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.

21 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours;

22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours;

23 And you moreover Christ; and Christ moreover God (See http://biblehub.com/interlinear/1_corinthians/3-23.htm)! The word for “OF” was not used here in the Greek so Jesus cannot be God’s when HE IS GOD IN THE FLESH, 1 Tm.3:16 seen in Mt.1:23! I think Paul knew who Jesus was here but the translator or scribe evidently not, which was most likely Tyndale a Deist or even worse one who studies Catholicism! (See 1 Cor.15:28 for the flesh, even Christ Jesus’ will always obey the Holy Spirit by which we get the Mind of God (1 Cor.2:1-16) in His Word to us that is Christ Jesus manifested in the flesh to finish His works here on Earth for our Salvation so God can be all in all; and in you all Mt.12:31-32 & 48-50!)!

We too must be found as the true children of God working in His fields of harvest when He returns for us! As seen in 1 Cor.6:1 Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?

Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? And if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?

Know ye not that we shall judge angels? How much more things that pertain to this life?

If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church! Does your church do this? Are we not all One in Christ Jesus?

I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? No, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?

But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers.

Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? Why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?

Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God (Gal.6:7-10)? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

12 All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

13 Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.

14 And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.

15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.

16 What? Know ye not that he which is joined to a harlot is one body? For two, saith he, shall be one flesh.

17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

19 What? 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?

20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s!

(Here a little study has to be done here as well: We need to understand that these Epistles that are written here are for the church and not those outside of its walls because they have not been washed in the blood and filled with God’s own Spirit in them yet to be found justified, 1 Cor.6:11, these Epistles were written to the Saints meaning Holy ones as in Hagios of God, redeemed and Regenerated (Tit.1 through chapter 3) of a lost Spirit placed back in them that Adam lost by eating and listening to Eve, Gen.3:17 everything got cursed! So only they who have been refashioned or Regenerated and Born-again, Jn.3:3-8, can have and understand that which is Spiritual, which is the word of God and is spiritually discerned by His Spirit in you teaching you, Jn.6:44-47; Is.54:13 & Jer.31:31-34!),

We are not our own; we have to live and have our being in Christ Jesus, if we have in fact put on Christ Jesus as seen in Gal.3:26-27, then we too have to live according to all that He has ever told us to do Mt.4:4 & Lk.4:4, for they are all His words to us which we all will be held accountable to come judgment day Jn.12:45-50! That my friends is the long and short of it; is it not?

Then if we too must be as our Lord God who walked with man for that reason to show us the way to the Father, Jn.14:6 which is in Him Gal.5:14 and now who is our Brother too as well as King and Lord of all, we too must comply with all His statutes, sayings, precepts, judgments, and Commandments etc.! All of them or we will face His wrath (Rev.22:18-19), for He did not give them to us to be casually thrown to the side and forgotten! He will hold us accountable to His every word, given to us by His Spirit, for that is His Will for us to have and to hold as our own for it is life to us and eternal life with Him forevermore! Mt.12:31-32 and 48-50, Lk.11:28! So if we ever want to be first we then must put ourselves last for it is better to give than to receive in everything we do and say. Let Lord Jesus walk in you and do His will in every aspect of your life before we do anything ask Him is this what you would do, my Lord Jesus?

We are to be His Holy & Righteous (Vessels of Godliness!), vessels which is Holy or He will not reside in it, He will never be a partaker of sin and He will never be found second or He will not be your Lord for very long! We are to be a member of His Body that is fit and tightly jointed together lacking nothing we will have a form of Godliness and Power to live a Holy, Overcoming life style, we will win the war of the flesh every time or we cannot please Him Ro.8:8 or His Spirit is not really in you is it? If you had the Power and the Spirit of Almighty God in you it would and could not help but show up on the outside! That is the God I know! We are the building that He dwells in so we are the Home Church who is the member of the Holy Bride that is chase for a reason; it is without sin 1 Jn.3:9-10; 1 Jn.5:18! We live every day all day long every breath we breathe, we breathe for Him, so that it is not us that liveth but Him in us! That is being reconciled to our Lord and Saviour that is seen in 2 Cor.5:19-21, that is living with God and God with us and Him being our God 2 Cor.6:14-18! Want to be first, then set yourself last and give your life for Him or you will lose it! That is the secret to living and being a true Disciple of Jesus Christ, Living in Spirit and in His Truths, Jn.4:23-24! Figure that out before trying to be more in Him, first seek Him and His Righteousness and then all things will be added unto you! Mt.6:33, get hold of the small things first and grow in the maturity and knowledge of His mind 1 Cor.2:1-16 and then seek and you shall find, Mt.7:7-8! Now go and do your job right, by the very word of God or don’t even try!

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The reason why there is no power in the churches today: No Discipleship and Stewardship!

DISCIPLESHIP AND STEWARDSHIP

A Cure for Doctrinal Chaos and Organizational Disunity

By

Rev. G. L. Boyett

  At some point in the timelessness of eternity, the Sovereign God embarked upon the greatest and grandest of all His creations; He began the process of creating beings just like Himself (Phil.3:21; 1 Jn.3:1-3). It is His intent to bring these beings into His family as His children and to share with them all He has created and all that He will ever create throughout eternity. Moreover, it is His intent to grant His children the same life essence that He possesses, which is the highest form of life-immortality on the divine plane of existence (i.e., life that springs forth from itself and is not dependent on any other source to sustain it because it is self-sustaining, thus a living soul, which lives for eternity! Mt.10:28). See 1 Cor.15:51-54; Rom.2:7; 2 Tim.1:9-10; 1 Pet.4:6; Rev.20:6. Although it is the Sovereign Father’s intent to increase His heavenly family, He will not bestow immortality upon a person or allow a person entry into His heavenly realm until He has absolute confidence in their commitment and loyalty to Him and His way of life, 2 Tm.2:19 He knows the beginning form the end so He alone knows who are is and who is not, Mk12:24-27! Therefore, He has set in place a process through which each potential spirit-son must demonstrate their commitment and loyalty. During this process, each potential spirit-son must develop the character and the qualities that are a part of God the Father and The Son of Man, which is God in the flesh, Jn.1:1-18 the begotten God, as Jesus Christ’s examples, Jn.14:6. See Lev. 11:44-45; 19:1-37; 1 Pet.1-16; 1 Tim.3:16; Mt.1:23; 5:17-20; Ro.12:1-2. The process of proving one’s commitment and loyalty to the Father and His way of life begins in earnest the moment the Father adopts a person into His earthly family as a king-priest and continues until He is absolutely sure of a person’s commitment and loyalty to Him and His way of life. To be truly Born-Again of Water and of His Holy Spirit, Jn.3:3-8; Ac.2:38-40; 2 Cor.5:21; 6:17-18. A true Disciple puts on Christ, as Jesus dwells in him, Jn.14:18; 1 Cor.3:16-17; 6:18-19; we are to be the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, 2 Cor.5:21.

Questions That Need to be Answered

In this present phase of the Sovereign Father’s plan for the salvation of His human creation, many within the Father’s earthly family of king-priests not only have to combat the human side of their nature; the evil of the world around them but also the evil that permeates many congregations of His people, because they lose sight of their callings, Mt.10:32-42. Moreover, many are perplexed by doctrinal chaos and disunity within the Father’s family. Because this condition should not exist among the Father’s chosen ones, many feel that if the root cause were known, these problems could be eliminated or at least minimized. In their quest for a solution to these problems, many have asked themselves some or all of the following questions:

  • Why is the Father’s family not a single, unified, and structured organization?
  • What is the root cause of the doctrinal chaos within the Father’s family?
  • Why is there a lack of powerful and dynamic spiritual leaders within his family?
  • Why are the twenty one plus spiritual gifts noted in the New Testament not being manifested in a major way within his family?
  • What is the root cause of this pathetic condition that exists within the Father’s family during this age?
  • Is this root cause poor spiritual leadership, rebellious family members, some external force, and world conditions during this age, or is it something entirely different?

If you have asked yourself some or all of these questions, read this entire study and you will find that the cause of doctrinal chaos and                             organizational disunity is something surprisingly basic that can be corrected with a small amount of effort from each member of the Father’s family. Believe it or not, the root cause for the pathetic condition that exists within the Father’s family during this age is not from any outside source; it comes from a purely internal source. That source is each and every member of the Father’s earthly family. Yes, you and I are the collective cause of this pathetic situation. Not only are we the cause but also the solution. If the biblical concepts of discipleship and stewardship were clearly understood and diligently practiced during this age, doctrinal chaos and the lack of unity within the Father’s family would be reduced to the point of being easily managed. If you believe that the Sovereign Father’s invitation to become a member of His earthly and heavenly family of king-priests is worthy of your total attention and commitment, and that all other priorities, concerns, and endeavors are insignificant and unimportant when they are compared to the opportunity to be an immortal member of the Family of God, then understanding the significance of discipleship and stewardship is vitally important to you. The reason it is vitally important to understand discipleship and stewardship is that these are the basic elements of the process that has been set in place during this age through which each person the Father calls to salvation can demonstrate their commitment and loyalty to Him and His way of life. The following study examines the process of discipleship and stewardship as practiced by the early church.

Being a Disciple

At the beginning of Christ’s ministry, He chose twelve men to be his disciples and close companions to help Him proclaim the coming Kingdom of God. He also chose seventy others and commissioned them to proclaim the same message. It is important to note that each of the men Jesus chose had the ability to learn what He had to teach them and to perform the task set before them. All that these men needed was to be taught what to proclaim, to be given the tools with which to carry out their task, and to be sent forth to fulfill their task. See Matt.10:1-8; Lk.10:1-24. Christ did not choose a few thousand or a few hundred men, put them through years of preparation, He picked the twelve who were the most qualified for more intense instruction, and then sent the seventy lesser qualified out to prepare people for His arrival to proclaim His Father’s good news message. He chose these eighty two men, because they had the ability to perform the task that they would be given to perform. The same is true of everyone whom the Father calls to salvation during this age. All that is necessary for one to succeed is to be taught what is expected of them and how to successfully perform what is expected; to be given the tools with which to carry out the task; and to be sent forth to fulfill the task. See Isa.48:17; 2 Pet.1:10;              1 Thes.5:1-25.

The Commission

After His death and resurrection, Jesus met with His disciples and told them, “I have been given all authority in heaven and earth. Therefore go and make disciples in all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and then teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you; and be sure of this, that I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matt.28:18-20 TLB Para.). Most people view the commission Jesus gave His disciples only as marching orders to proclaim the good news message in order to convert people throughout the world to the Sovereign Father’s truth and way of truth in order for them to be saved from eternal death and have eternal life. However, is this, the totality of what Christ meant, or is there much more to the making of disciples? Yes, we must also look to Mathew3:11 John the Baptist says, “I indeed baptize you in water unto repentance: but He that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: He shall baptize with the Holy Ghost and with fire.” Now John the Baptist was indeed preparing the way for the teachings of Jesus our God; look to the ending of this verse in Is.40:3 which John the Baptist quoted from: make straight in the desert a highway for our God. For in the Book of John in Chapter 3, Jesus tells Nicodemus in verses 3 thru 21 we see how to prepare for the kingdom of God, and how to become His ministers. We must be born again, or we will not be allowed into the kingdom. Verse 5 tells us that we must be born of water and of the Spirit or we will not see the kingdom, let alone be able to teach, preach, or discern scriptures in order to receive doctrinal truths! Until we receive the Spirit, the Comforter, the discerner of all Truths John 16:13, we will not be able to discern the Father’s will for us, for if we indeed have this Holy Spirit, then we will be as those in verse 8, “The wind bloweth where it wishes, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh or goeth: so it is with every one that is born of the Spirit.”, but in verse 14. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you. This is so important that Jesus goes on to explain it again in verse 15. All things that the Father hath are mine; (because they are one in the same, Jn.10:30) therefore said I, that he will take of mine, and shall show it unto you, Jn.12:45; 1 Jn.5:20.

Therefore take up the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Eph.6:14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— Eph.4-6; There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; For if you indeed have the Spirit in you, you would have no idea, where you are going or what the Lord has for you to do, and with whom, until the Lord leads you in the Spirit to where He wants you to minister or serve. For whom ever the Lord puts in front of you is there for a reason. And that reason is for you to be a minister, as in servant, or an ambassador of the Lord, who has called you, to them, so we must be sensitive to the Spirit’s leading as well as to whatever the people’s needs are.

Their spiritual as well as their material needs, Jm.2. We must look to a person’s soul first as in their salvation, Ac.19:1-7, as in receiving the Lord as their savior; in keeping their eternal salvation, then look to any personal needs as they arise; as the Holy Spirits instructs all of us to edify our brethren, Ro.15. So with this in mind let us prepare ourselves with the whole armor of the Lord, Eph.6:13-18. Eph.4:5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all:” So we must learn the one way that our Lord wants all to operate in!

So without the Spirit we will never have a clue as to what our calling is, so let us learn how to baptize correctly, for we must teach Repentance first; as the apostle’s have shown us in Ac.2:38-39, as well as Jesus in Mt.4:17; Mk.16:16, for indeed the apostles were the first to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit, which is the gift of Grace and Truth, Jn.1:16-17. For the Lord Jesus told them not to leave until they were endued with power, after the Spirit has come upon you, Act 1:8, and we see Jesus delivered on his promise in Acts 2:1-4, we see that 120 were baptized in the Holy Spirit; And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and It sat on each of them. This was to be the sign of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. This is why we must be baptized in the name of Jesus, Ac.4:12, for our disciples have shown us by example. For they were given the keys to bind in Heaven and on Earth, from Jesus Himself, in Matt.16:19 he gave this right to Peter, as well as those around him and to all that are endued with power from on High, to whom the Lord will call. We see in Acts 2:38-39 we see the proper way to be baptized, for in verse 36 and 37 we learn why we must, “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ, (Is.9:6; 43:11; 48:17; 53:1-12; Zech.14:9). Now when they hear this they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren what must we do? The only proper answer is the one given. Verse 38 and 39 explain it all so well, Then Peter said unto them, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” And this next verse is so important to our churches of today, for this is how we are to receive our authority and power to do all that the disciples have done! 39, “For this is the promise unto you, and your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.” And from this point on we see how to properly maintain a church, for the rest of the epistles are our instructions. 40And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. 42And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. 46And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, 47Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

Disciple’s instruction Book: are seen in the scriptures!

For in 2 Tim 3:16-17 we can hold on to the Truths of our God given instructions for this life: 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. Now let us move to one of the most important discovery in the scriptures, in John 8:24 we can see that Jesus is Lord of all. There is no other. 24, “I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if you believe not that I am He, ye shall die in your sins.” And if you still have any doubt about Jesus, who He really is, all we have to do is look to 1 Tim.3:16. And without controversy great is the mystery of Godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of by angels, preaches unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. But let us use Jesus’ words, that he expounds to us himself, Jn.8:58, Jesus said unto them, “Verily, Verily, I say unto you, before Abraham was, I Am.” but the one I like the most is John10:30,”I and my Father are one.” John 4:23, “But the hour cometh and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship Him.” 24 “God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.”  And in John14, 15, 16, 17, we get our lessons from the Teacher, Master, Father and Lord God Almighty in the flesh, Is.9:6. John14:6-11; Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. Is.54:13; Jer.31:31-34; Jn.6:45; 1 Cor.2:10.

The Father Revealed Jn.4:24

Jn.14:7 “If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.” 8 Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.” 9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works (The Holy Spirit is the Father our God which is manifested in now immortal flesh of Jesus Christ the Holy One!). 11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves. These last verses prove Jesus is Lord, and if you can’t see this by now then you really, need not go any further with our Lessons, and return to the Top and Start Over! Seek Jesus and He will show all who He is, Mt.6:33; 7:7-8; Mt.11:27-30; Jn.8:24 & 58: The I Am!        

Understanding the Commission

The Lord’s commission given to the disciples and, by extension, to all, the Sovereign Father calls to become a part of His earthly family of king-priests has the following two basic parts:

  • The first part is to proclaim the Father’s good news message to the world and to perform the rituals that facilitate the transformation of a person who believes this message into one of the Father’s earthly children.
  • The second part is to teach these individuals the truth and way of truth in order to help them grow in Grace, in Faith, in Righteousness, in Holiness, and in the knowledge of the Father and Jesus Christ, living a righteous life, which will glorify our Lord. To pray without ceasing, Matt.5:48 Jesus says, 48 “Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.” 19:26 “But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Come to know the deep things of God, and enter the Father’s kingdom as an immortal spirit-being. To go and sin no more, Jn.5:14; 8:11.

Although both parts of Christ’s commission to the elect are simple and direct, in the centuries since this commission was given, the elect have had great difficulty with the second part which deals with discipleship, along with stewardship; within the Father’s family.

What Is a Disciple?

Over time, the pragmatic meaning of the Greek word for disciple has taken on a completely different meaning in the minds of most who profess to follow the teachings of the Bible. Although some modern word dictionaries get close to defining a disciple as a student, most only define a disciple as a follower of Christ or one who follows a teacher. Therefore, the interpretation of the Greek word for disciple and the true essence of a disciple of Christ are left to the interpretation of each individual. The English word ‘disciples’ in Matthew 28:18-20 is translated from the Greek word ‘matheteuo’, which means intransitively ‘to become a pupil’ and transitively ‘to make pupils’, or ‘to enroll as a scholar’ (i.e., a student) 3101 mathēts (from math-, the “mental effort needed to think something through”) – properly, a learner; a disciple, a follower of Christ who learns the doctrines of Scripture and the lifestyle they require; someone catechized with proper instruction from the Bible with its necessary follow-through (life-applications). See also 3100 / mathēteúō (“to disciple” Walk in the way of the LORD).

As a group, the Father’s earthly children are identified 26 times in the Book of Acts by the Greek word ‘matheteuo’ (i.e., a pupil/student) and individually the elect are identified as ‘mathetes’ and ‘mathetria’, which mean respectively, a ‘learner’ ‘and a ‘female pupil’.

A disciple is simply a person who is being educated in a certain discipline. For one who is a disciple of Christ, that discipline is the Father’s Will, (The Holy Spirit, Jn.4:24. We will worship in truth and in Spirit. For God is that Holy Spirit manifested into flesh, 1 Tm.3:16 our Jesus Christ who is God in the flesh the Immanuel in Mt.1:23 which is God with us!!!), truth and way of truth in faith believing as a child for they are the greatest in His kingdom because of simplicity and a pure heart! Discipleship is the process through which the Father’s adopted children are taught His truth, His way of truth, the rules of conduct for the members of His family, and the philosophy behind these rules that make them holy, just, and good (Rom.7:12). It is through one’s voluntary proactive compliance to His truth, His way of truth, and His rules of conduct that one becomes a viable and beneficial member within His family of king-priests. The English word ‘teach’ in Matthew 28:20 is translated from the Greek word ‘didasko’, which is a prolonged (causative) form of a primary verb ‘dao’ (to learn) or ‘to teach’ (in the same broad application). Didasko simply means to hold discourse with others in order to instruct them. Because Jesus gave an instruction to enroll students from every nation to be taught the truth and way of truth, it seems logical that, if these students are to be taught, there would be an organizational system and a curriculum in place to facilitate their education. This is exactly what we see within the early church. We see an educational system in place; whereby, a newly enrolled student is taught and guided through the educational process by the Holy Spirit and by more spiritually mature individuals within a community of students, student scholars, and stewards of truth and the way of truth. From the many references that identify the Father’s earthly family and nation of king-priests as students who are being taught the Father’s truth and way of truth, it is clearly important to understand what is to be taught and what a student’s responsibilities are while being taught.

What does the average person know about being a responsible student of the Father’s truth and way of truth before and after baptism? Sadly, in most cases not much. After baptism, few are taught what it actually means to be a responsible student or how to fulfill this aspect of one’s spiritual development. Most are left to determine this for themselves, which sometimes leads many away from the path of righteousness and down a path to leads to spiritual destruction, Phip.2:12 says to work out your own salvation with fear and trembling which is not the case today!

The Early Church

In order to gain a clear understanding of the importance of being a perpetual student of truth and a steward in the Father’s family, it is necessary to know something about how and why the early church was modeled after the structure of ancient Israel. The following are some of the things the Bible tells us about the organizational structure of national Israel, the Father’s holy nation of earthly children, and the reasons for their existence:

Ancient Israel

  • The organizational structure of national Israel in the wilderness and in the Promised Land was a theocracy. (Monotheism) One God, Isa.44:6 Thus 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.
  • Ancient Israel was to be a nation of holy people who were to present themselves as an example of God’s truth and way of truth to the nations of the world.
  • The organizational structure of Israel fractured and eventually disappeared after God granted their request for a king to govern them. (Polytheism) if the King was given God like status as in The Roman Empire Caesars, were to be worshiped, as well as their other Gods.

    The Early Church of Jesus Christ (He has been given all authority)

  • The organizational structure established by Christ for his holy nation of king-priests on earth is a theocracy. One God our LORD and His name is Jesus!
  • The Father’s children are a nation of holy people who are to present themselves as an example of his truth and way of truth and proclaim his good news message and his coming kingdom to the nations of the world. (Lev.11:44-45; Mt.28:19-20)
  • The organizational structure of the early church fractured and eventually disappeared when its members failed to continue in the “Faith Once Delivered” (Jude 1:1-25) we see why our Churches began to fail, for there were some that did not practice the truth, and teachings of the Apostles’.

Within both of these organizational structures, there were teachers, students, and stewards of God’s laws, precepts, and principles for the purpose of perpetuating the organizational structure and the perfecting of the knowledge, the understanding, and the practice of the truth and the way of truth among a holy people in order for them to carry out the purpose for their existence.

The Creator told the Israelites that He would teach them His statutes and judgments, so they could continue to live and to possess the land He would give them (See. Deut.4:1-5). He instructed them to diligently teach His ways to their children throughout their generations (See Deut.6:1-9). He taught them His civil law, His dietary law, and His law of worship, and He instructed them to observe His festivals in order to learn to have great respect for Him, (See Deut.14:21-24). He forewarned any future king of Israel that he must write a copy of the law and review it throughout his life, so he would learn to have great respect for God, (See Deut.17:1-20). The ancient Israelites were to be perpetual students of God’s truth and the way of truth as noted in many texts that speak of this learning process. In this respect, it is no different for the Father’s holy nation of king-priests today. The Father’s earthly children are also to be perpetual students and stewards of truth and the way of truth. Although there are similarities between the educational process of the physical nation of ancient Israel and the Father’s elect, which are a physical and a spiritual nation, there is a great difference between the educational goals set for ancient Israel and the Father’s elect children. The Father’s children are to learn both the letter and the spirit of His law, His plan for the salvation of humanity, and they are to proclaim His message to the world as a witness. Moreover, they are to learn what it means to be holy as He is holy and practice His truth and way of truth in order to become spiritually mature and enter His heavenly kingdom as immortal spirit-beings. The entire educational process for the Father’s family and nation of king-priests is to take place under the tutelage of their elder brothers (the apostles) in the Epistles, and Jesus who is also their Savior, High Priest, and head of the Father’s earthly family, Jn.15:20. Moreover, this educational process was established to function as a self-governing and self-perpetuating entity, through the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Without the Holy Spirit how are we going to learn our Spiritual Fathers’ Truths, so that we can feed His sheep? All scripture is the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, 2 Tm.3:16-17; 1 Pt.1:11;   2 Pt.1:21, Ro.8:9, when you have the Holy Spirit you have the Spirit of God, our Lord Jesus’ Spirit, for they are one in the same!

Feed My Sheep

In His account of the third time that Christ met with His disciples after His death and resurrection, John says that Christ asked Peter three times if he truly loved Him and that, if he did, he should feed His sheep (Jn.21:4-17). In this account, there are two Greek words translated into the English word ‘feed’. The first Greek word translated into the English word ‘feed’ in this account is ‘bosko’, which means to pasture. By extension, it means ‘to fodder’, or ‘to graze’. The second Greek word in this verse is ‘poimaino, which’ means ‘to tend as a shepherd’. The meanings of the two Greek words ‘bosko’ and ‘poimaino’ help to make the meaning of Christ’s allegorical instruction to Peter understandable. Peter was to shepherd those of the Father’s, our Lord Jesus’ family whom He had placed under the Apostles’ authority. This shepherding not only included care and protection as a diligent, caring, and conscientious shepherd, but also the feeding of spiritual nourishment to the Father’s children in order to facilitate their spiritual growth. Christ’s allegorical instruction for Peter to feed his sheep clearly shows the necessity for an educational system within the church to teach all elements of the Father’s truth and way of truth to His earthly children. Because the Father’s Holy family and nation of king-priests is a self-governing entity with an educational process that is to be self-perpetuating, all of its members must participate in the process or there will be doctrinal chaos, a lack of unity, a nebulous (not clear, distinct, or definite), concept of what the Father expects from each individual, and a general lack of spiritual power, which is exactly the condition that exists among the congregations and scattered members of the Father’s earthly family during this age.

Organizational Structure

According to the apostle Paul, the following was the basic organizational structure of the early church:“Now you are the body of Christ, and members in particular. And God has set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after those miracles, then gifts of healing, helps, governments, diversities of languages. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all workers of miracles? Have all the gifts of healing? Do all speak other languages? Do all interpret? But earnestly desire the best gifts. . .”       (1 Cor.12:27-31 KJV Para.).

In Ephesians, chapter four, Paul gives us more insight into the structure of the early church and clearly explains the purpose and work of the church and the reason for its educational system: “And He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: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; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into Him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplies, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, makes increase of the body to the edifying of itself in love” (Eph.4:11-16 KJV).

The Foundation of the Church of the Living God is to glorify Him

Three of the primary reasons for this organizational structure are “The perfecting of the saints, the work of the ministry, and the building of the body of Christ (i.e., the Father’s earthly family).” None of these things can be accomplished in a major way without the teaching, the learning, and the practicing of the Father’s truth, His way of truth, and the rules of conduct for members of His family on an ongoing basis by students who clearly understand the goals of the educational process and the result of practicing what is learned through the Holy Spirit’s guidance. The apostle Paul clearly revealed to the Corinthians and Ephesians that, besides the other functions and responsibilities within the church, there were teachers of truth and the way of truth. Clearly, there would be no need for teachers if all members of the Father’s family knew everything that there was to know about the Father, the Savior, and the truth and the way of truth.

The Early Church and Today

Shortly after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we find a dynamic evangelizing church spreading The Father’s truth throughout the world. However, as dynamic as this church was, it virtually disappeared from history after the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D… From 70 to 120 A.D., there was very little recorded about the Father’s true church. When historians began to write about the church again, they wrote of a dramatically different church from the one that embraced the teachings of Jesus Christ and the apostles. Today, we find churches that call themselves followers of Christ, yet the vast majority, do not even faintly resemble the early church. Why did the early church disappear? The simple truth is that those of the early church failed to continue to be diligent and responsible students and stewards of the Father’s truth and way of truth, and keep a fresh in filling of the Holy Spirit. For we all must worship in Spirit and in the Truth, Jn.4:24. This failure of the students and stewards caused the failure of the educational system, (Jgs.2:10), to be perpetuated within the early church, which has led to the continual fulfillment of the following prophecy: The prophet Hosea was inspired to record, My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you shall not serve Me as priest. Because you have forgotten your God’s law, I will also forget your children” (Hos.4:6 Para.).

Those who are called

The scriptures clearly shows that all who are a part of the Father’s earthly family of king-priests are being groomed for positions of leadership within His heavenly family; therefore, it should come as no surprise that an educational system was set in place in the early church to educate the Father’s children for their positions of ruler-ship and service in His heavenly kingdom. See Matt.5:1-48, chapter 6 and 7 continuously, etc., 19:27-30; 1 Cor.6:1-5; 2 Tim.2:12; 3:16-17; Rev. 2:26-29, 5:1-10; Rv.20:6.

Correcting the Educational processes

Why is there no common formal educational system set in place within all the congregations of the Father’s children to facilitate their education in his truth, his way of truth, and his rules of conduct for the members of his family? Could the reason be a lack of being taught individual and collective ownership of true discipleship and stewardship within the Father’s family?

Why is it important to be educated in the Father’s truth, His way of truth, and His rules of conduct, and the philosophy behind this truth and these rules? It is important because this knowledge and understanding will help you understand how to fulfill your functions and responsibilities within the Father’s family and in your spiritual walk. The following are things a disciple and a steward of the truth should know, understand, and do:

  • Know the solutions to some of the spiritually life threatening situations that exist today.
  • Improve your chances to participate in the first resurrection and enter the Kingdom of God.
  • Become a more powerful and effective member of the Father’s royal family and holy nation.
  • Understand why doctrinal confusion and organizational disunity exists within the Father’s royal family.
  • Recognize your spiritual enemies and know how to deal with them through the Holy Spirit and to do all of Jesus’ teachings for he alone was and is the fulfillment of all the law and we are to hold Him as our example, Jn.14:6, 1 Jn.3:1-6 ff., for narrow is the path and strait is the gate, Mt.7:13-14; Mt.22:14; Lk.6:46 Why do we call Him LORD unless we are going to follow His teachings?

The apostle Paul also foretold a time when the Father’s earthly children would reject his truth and way of truth: “For the time will come when they [the elect] will not accept sound teaching . . . And they shall not pay attention to the truth, and shall turn it away, and shall be turned instead to fables” (2 Tim.4:3-4 Para.).

Many who fellow-shipped in the congregations of the early church would not accept sound teaching. They sought out teachers who would teach things that were pleasing to them and things that did not require their obedience to the Father’s laws, precepts, and principles. In order to deceive the gullible and the spiritually lazy, these teachers replaced truth with error and taught mysticism and other philosophies that appeal to human nature. The answers to the perplexing questions concerning the demise and disappearance of the early church are only answered in part by the warnings of Jesus and the apostles. Additional answers are found hidden in the prophecy of Zechariah. Matthew, Mark, and John all record Jesus quoting Zechariah’s prophecy, which foretold the scattering of Jesus’ disciples after his death:

“All you shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd and the sheep shall be scattered abroad” (Matt.26:31 KJV). See also Mk.14:27; Jn.16:32.

This is an extremely important prophecy because the rest of the prophecy, which Jesus did not quote, allows us to understand why the apostolic church ceased to function and exist as a powerful entity:

“Awake, O sword, against my shepherd [Jesus], and against the man that is my fellow, says the Lord of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep [the disciples] shall be scattered: and I will turn my hand upon [against] the little ones [the Father’s elect children] (Zech.13:7 KJV).

The ‘little ones’ mentioned here are the Father’s elect, which are noted in many scriptures as being ‘little ones” (See Matt.8:12, 18:3-10, 19:13-14; Mk.9:42). Why would the Lord of hosts turn against the ‘little ones’? And why did Jesus omit this portion of the prophecy? We see that the Jewish people were and still are blinded from the truths; this is due to the Lord trying to make them jealous, of the new covenant by a people that are not called by my name meaning the gentiles, Gen.12:3, but all will be revealed to them in the Latter Days. For this reason many of the doctrines, were changed due to them, as well as others, coming into the church, as well as the deceiver himself using people with prideful hearts and not a love for their brethren, in which those that lack the Holy Spirit, are allowed to teach in churches of today. Titus 1:1-*12*-16

The reason for the rejection of the ‘little ones’ is that they would reject the “Faith Once Delivered” and cease to be zealous students and stewards of truth, Rv.3:14-22. The reason that Jesus did not quote the rest of Zechariah’s prophecy, is because it was a different prophecy, which would be fulfilled at a different time. Zechariah’s prophecy begins its fulfillment during the apostolic church age and will continue until shortly before Christ’s return. Along with the demise and disappearance of the early church and its central governing structure, its educational system is also fractured and splintered into the haphazard system we see today. During the centuries that followed the early churches’ demise, individuals and congregations were influenced by many counterfeits of the Father’s truth and way of truth. Moreover, much of what is taught as truth today is false and was not taught or practiced by the early church.

What happened to one of our first commandments by Jesus: Matt.28:19 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. Do you know that name? What is the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit for these are titles! Ac.4:12, 2:38-38 so that we can come out from among the heathens and the works of the flesh, 2 Cor.6:17-18. Jesus said I come in the name of my father and I will have the Holy Spirit, which is called the comforter that is called in my name! Jesus is that name of all names manifested in the flesh, 1 Tm.3:16; our Immanuel, God with us! Is 40:3The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

One of the aspects and beliefs of the pseudo-Christianity that is pervasive within congregations of the Father’s children is that disciples and stewards are people that have been baptized, received the Holy Spirit, financially support the church, and assemble with others of like mind, fellowship with them, and listen to sermons. One individual aptly sums up the basic philosophy taught within many congregations of the Father’s children during this age in the following four words: pray, pay, stay, and obey. Although many see nothing wrong with this philosophy, it is not what Christ meant when he said, “Go and enroll students in all the nations.” The biblical definition of what it means to be a student of truth and a steward within the Sovereign Father’s earthly family of king-priests is much more than what has been commonly taught for decades within the various congregations of the Father’s elect. The reason for a lack of the vital knowledge and understanding of the meaning of discipleship and stewardship is that the educational system of the early church has been replaced with that of false Christianity and its concept of discipleship and stewardship. The only way for the true meaning of discipleship and stewardship to be reestablished within the Father’s earthly family is to institute the biblically based educational and organizational system of the early church along with all of the laws that governed this system.

Knowledge and Understanding

You are not given perfect knowledge and understanding of the Father’s laws, precepts, and principles and the mysteries that are hidden within the Bible at the instant you receive the Holy Spirit. You must be educated in the things of the spirit, and this educational process takes time and effort. This is one of the reasons that the apostle Paul instructed the evangelist Timothy to “Earnestly study to show yourself approved to God a worker unashamed” (2 Tim.2:15 Para.). See also 1 Thes.4:10-12; 2 Pet.3:13-18. One who is newly adopted into the Father’s family is not expected to immediately know and understand everything contained within the Bible. Moreover, you are not expected to know everything about the Father, our Lord Jesus, during this lifetime. However, it is the Father’s will that we grow in spiritual knowledge and understanding in order for us to fulfill the goals He has for us individually and collectively. Did the early church study what is commonly called the New Testament today? The answer is no. They did not have these writings in the format in which we have them today. The early church studied the law and the prophets and the writings set forth prior to the advent of Christ, as well as the writings of the apostles as they were made available to them. See Acts 1:20, 7:42, 15:13-31, 24:14, 28:23; 2 Tim.3:13-17.

We must be Reading the whole Bible Yearly and study it daily!

You must diligently study the entire Bible if you are to have a depth of knowledge and understanding about the Sovereign Father and our Savior; the Father’s plan of salvation for humanity, what it means to be a student of truth and the way of truth, what it means to be a steward in the Father’s family, and how to gain his approval as a steward in His earthly family. King Solomon, to whom God gave great knowledge and wisdom, gave the following advice to a righteous person: “The heart of him that has understanding seeks knowledge: but the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness” (Pro.15:14 KJV). “The heart of the righteous studies how to answer: but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things” (Pro.15:28 KJV). “The heart of the prudent gets knowledge; and the ear of the wise seek knowledge” (Pro.18:15 KJV). See also Pro.4:5-7, 16:16; Psa.119:103-105. Solomon’s observations on this subject are worthy of careful consideration because of the current doctrinal chaos and lack of unity within the Father’s family. Solomon also gave the following advice about trusting one’s own intellect in spiritual matters: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not rely on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil” (Pro.3:5-7 Para.). If we rely on our own intellect to provide knowledge and understanding into the Father’s truth and way of truth and His hidden mysteries, we will fail miserably. The prophet Isaiah recorded this about the great difference between God’s thoughts and ways and ours: “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Isa.55:8-9 Para.). This is the reason why we are hopelessly lost without the help of the Holy Spirit. Even though we are of the new creation, our thoughts and ways are not always in harmony with our Heavenly Father’s simply because we are still subject to the human perspective and thought process. Our Father’s thoughts are from His perspective; therefore, His thoughts are so far above our own that we cannot begin to comprehend the difference until we begin to think like Him.

How are we to overcome the obstacle of our human perspective and thought process in order to think like the Father, live in harmony with His ways, and fulfill our functions and responsibilities within His earthly family? In order to do this, we must diligently seek to be educated in His thoughts and His ways and practice them to the best of our ability (Heb.5:14; 11:6; Is.28:9-13, who are lead by the Holy Spirit into all truths, 1 Jn.2:23-29 through 3:1-24 for Love covers a multitude of sins, 1 Pt.4:8, Jm.5:19-20; Pv.10:12!). Only then will we begin to know what and how He thinks, the greatness of His plan for us and humanity, and how to become a responsible and profitable steward in His family. As our Lord in His life time on this earth humbled Himself to be every man’s servant so must we all come to the understanding to put others needs before our own! Seek the lost and save his eternal soul from the adversary (Satan)! To teach our brethren how to operate in the Holy Spirit so he can defend himself; from the carnality of this world and this flesh that we are now trapped in; until the translation comes from on High!

We need to take Personal Responsibility for our Education!

The apostle Peter gave this important instruction to those who are to learn and practice truth and the way of truth: Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.” (1 Pet.2:1-3 NIV). Just as a mother’s milk gives an infant certain protection from disease and sustains its rapid development during its first few months of life, pure spiritual nourishment helps a child of God grow in God’s truth and way of truth. Moreover, pure spiritual milk not only nourishes and sustains you in the early stages of your spiritual development but also helps you to grow into and maintain spiritual maturity. This Spiritual milk is maintained by one distinct manor, meditation, prayer, and fasting!

Add These Things to Your Daily Walk

After the apostle Peter’s greeting in his second letter, he said this about things that must be added to one’s spiritual make-up: “Diligently add to your faith virtue; to virtue knowledge; to knowledge temperance; to temperance patience; to patience godliness; to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things are in you, and abound, they make you that you shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Pet.1:5-8). You cannot add to what you do not already possess. You cannot come to understand the essence of these godly attributes if they are not clearly explained to you. Of all of the causes of doctrinal chaos and lack of unity among the congregations and scattered members of the Father’s earthly family during this age, the single most damaging is the lack of a clearly defined and structured educational system to guide a newly adopted son from spiritual infancy to spiritual maturity. A major cause of a dysfunctional educational system within the scattered congregations of the elect is that many who lead the Father’s children are not seeking to improve their spiritual knowledge, add to it, or perfect the basic truths that they currently understand. Because these spiritual leaders hesitate to venture into areas of study that are challenging or uncomfortable and do not attempt to broaden their knowledge of the things of God, most of those they teach and serve also stand still in their spiritual growth. They just hold on to what they have and do not add to or perfect their spiritual knowledge. Going over and over the same basic knowledge that one has already learned does have its advantages. However, if this is all that is taught, it does little to expand one’s knowledge of the Father’s truth and way of truth and limits growth in the grace and the knowledge of the Father and the Son (the humanity of the Father as He revealed Himself to humanity that He alone created, Jn.1:1-14; Is.40:3; Jn.1:23 this is that God in Is.40:3).

Regardless of whether or not one has the opportunity to be taught by a knowledgeable Holy Spirit-filled teacher within the Father’s earthly family, each person is personally responsible to extend the boundaries of their spiritual education in order to grow in spiritual maturity and to equip themselves to fully carry out their personal responsibilities and functions within the Father’s extended family. In many of Paul’s letters, he spoke of the necessity for a person to become educated in the things pertaining to one’s calling. To the Colossians and Philippians he said the following:

“For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that you might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; That you might walk worthy of the Lord to all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God” (Col.1:9-10 KJV). And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;

  That you may approve things that are excellent; that you may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ” (Phil.1:9-10 KJV), and Phil.2:12-13 Therefore, my beloved, as you 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; 13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure. For we will give an account for how we spent His time that He gave us on this earth that He made for us, Mt.12:36-37 for not all that say Lord, Lord will enter into His kingdom: Mt.7:16Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. 21Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. 24Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: The only thing that separates those who go to heaven and those who do not is, they who are filled with the Holy Spirit and those who do not go to heaven, Ro.8:9. It is by abiding in His every Word, those who hear and obey; the doers of His Word! Either we keep to His word or fail most miserable to hell forever!

Notice that all of the godly qualities and knowledge that Peter and Paul mention must be learned, some of which take more effort to learn than others. The only way that a person can follow these instructions of Peter and Paul is to be a willing, dedicated, responsible, and teachable student of the Father’s truth and way of truth, which are Holy Spirit filled and have been re-birthed with His heart of Love for all mankind, with man this is impossible but with the Holy Spirit all things then become possible! Notice also that some of the reasons for being educated in these things are to have the intellectual tools to help you live and perfect a righteous lifestyle and be able to perform good works of the Holy Spirit.

Putting God first is the First and Only Fundamental Issue!

The fundamental issue that each person who is called to salvation during this age must come to grips with is whether or not to perform the Father’s will in their life to the best of their ability and put forth a diligent effort to hold in check the old nature. When all is said and done, the tests and trials of this life are over, and you stand before the Jesus to be judged for what you have done with the opportunity that you were given, the fundamental issue that will determine whether or not you are granted immortal life along with rewards and positions of authority in the Kingdom of God will be how you have performed the Father’s will during your physical life, Mt.12:30, Mk.8:35. What does knowing the Father’s will and performing it have to do with discipleship and stewardship? It has everything to do with being a student of truth and a steward of your functions and responsibilities in the Father’s earthly family, because you cannot adequately fulfill either without knowing the Father’s will for your life. Lk.2:49 at 12 Jesus knew what He was to be doing!

The Holy Spirit will show you Jesus’ will

Jesus said that He came to do the will of His heavenly Father and to be an example of how to please Him. If you want to know and understand the Father’s will and how to please Him, you must first look to the Father’s teachings through Christ and the apostles, Jn.15:20:

“All who listen to my instructions and follow them are wise, like a man who builds his house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents, and the floods rise and the storm winds beat against his house, it won’t collapse, for it is built on a rock. But those who hear my instructions and ignore them are foolish, like a man who builds his house on the sand. For when the rains and floods come, and storm winds beat against his house, it will fall with a mighty crash” (Matt.7:24-27 LBP). See also 1 Jn.2:5-6; Phil.2:5; 1 Tim.6:17-19; 2 Pet.3:18.

“I, of myself can do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not my own will, but the will of the Father who has sent me” (Jn.5:30 KJV Para.). See also Jn.6:38; 62-63; 65 & 68; 12:45; Mt.11:25-30: We must take His yoke upon us it is his commandment, Amos.3:3; Mal.3:6; Heb.13:8; Mt.24:35.

The scriptures clearly show that the Father’s will (i.e., his purpose) for His earthly children is no secret, and it can and must be known and understood if one is to grow toward spiritual maturity. How do you determine and understand the Father’s will well enough to be able to set the correct course throughout your life, and how do you gain the knowledge and understanding to make correct spiritual decisions? Ancient Israel relied on the priests and the prophets to reveal God’s will to them, but during this age, there is no central authority on earth governing and clearly and concisely teaching the Sovereign Father’s truth to His family of king-priests who are scattered throughout the nations. Because of this current situation, you must rely on the written word of God and the guidance from the Holy Spirit to reveal the Father’s will to you. See Jn.14:26; 15:26; 16:12-15; 20:28; then they believed!

Be wise as well as Diligent!

The apostle Paul cautioned the Ephesians’, “Do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is” (Eph.5:17 Para.). How important is it to know, understand, and do the Father’s will in your life? Knowing, understanding, and doing the Father’s will is important to being a productive and beneficial member and citizen within the Father’s earthly family and holy nation of king-priests. The apostle Paul said to the Ephesians concerning doing the Father’s will, “As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received” (Eph.4:1-3 NIV). See also Col.1:1-17; Also Mt.12:48-50; 1 Thes.2:12; 2 Thes.1:11-12; Rev.3:4-6. To know, understand, and do the Father’s will is vitally important to your salvation; because, if you  do not do what you know and understand to be the Father’s will for your life, you are not truly a member of the Father’s family in truth and spirit, you are no more than a hypocrite, Mt.23:1-39. Concerning His Father’s will, Jesus said, “Whoever does the will of God, that person is my brother, and my sister, and mother” (Mk.3:35 KJV; Mt.12:48-50). The following warning of Jesus’ clearly shows the result of not knowing, understanding, and doing the Father’s will in your life to the best your ability: “Not everyone that says to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he that does the will of the Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name, and in your name cast out devils and in your name done many wonderful works? But, I will say to them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work lawlessness” (Matt.7:21-23 KJV Para. See also Lk.6:46 etc. Mt.10:28). See also Rom.12:1-16 for true believers walking in the Spirit: To see the proper way to follow the Lords will. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Look also to Rom.2:1-29 for Love is the fulfillment of the Law, Ro.13:8! Without Love for God first and our brother second we are nothing yet still!

These are two different types of people who sincerely thought they were living in obedience to God and were worthy of eternal life, (Mt.25:1-13). However, the path that they chose is actually in opposition to God’s way of life. Although these people have done great works, they have missed the mark and their efforts have been in vain, because they have been practicing lawlessness. They have either never been on the path of righteousness or they have veered off of it and onto a path that has led them away from God, Pr.4:27; Deu.5:32-33; 17:20; 28:14; Josh.1:7; 23:6; Rev.22:18-19, means the same thing go not to the right hand or the left do not add to this word or take away from it, Deu.4:2! From the Old Testament to the New we find the Lord stays the same, Heb.13:8; Mal.3:6! Because it is the Father’s will that we live in harmony with His laws, it should be obvious that to avoid the violation of these laws you must first be educated in what is lawful and what is not. This is one of the reasons the educational system was instituted within the Father’s earthly family and one of the reasons that you must be a perpetual student of truth. Whenever you see a word with eth on the end of it, it means to keep doing it continuously forever, very much as our words ending with ing, present tense of do as in doing in I am, first person singular, but doeth means continually I am doing which makes a disciple and a good steward unto the Lord!

Jesus said that only those who do the Father’s will, can be granted entry into his Father’s heavenly realm, family, and kingdom. Therefore, it is essential to know what the Father’s will is and how to perform it in regard to being a student of His truth and a steward of the functions and responsibilities that He has assigned you as a member of His earthly family. You must be doing the Father’s will to the extent of your understanding of His will; otherwise, you are a worker of lawlessness, which is rebellion against His will. Anyone in rebellion against God will have their life terminated in the Lake of Fire. Mt.12:31-32. This is the second death from which there is no return. In the end of this age, there will be many of the Father’s children who truly know the Father’s will concerning their lives, but for some reason they will refuse to do what they know they should do. To these unfaithful servants Jesus gives the following warning: 46The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.  47And that servant, who knew his master’s will, and did not prepare himself, and did not perform according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes” (Lk.12:46-47 Para.). These are individuals who talk the talk of righteousness, but do not walk the walk of a truly righteous person, who should be interested in learning the truth and the way of truth in order to practice it. When the warnings in Matthew 7:21-23 and Luke 12:47 are viewed in the context of being a student of the Father’s truth and way of truth, your stewardship, your functions and responsibilities within the Father’s family, and the punishment of the six churches mentioned in the Book of Revelation, the seriousness of knowing, understanding, and performing the Father’s will to the best of your ability should motivate you to action. See Revelation, chapters 2 and 3 we must be overcomers of this flesh and this world of ours, we must take back dominion over Satan and the forces of evil.

God’s Will Can Be Known and Done Through the Holy Spirit

If we do not know the Father’s will, we cannot be expected to do what He wants us to do; therefore, He gives us an understanding of His will. Moreover, it does not take much study into the Bible to know and understand what He wants us to do with our life here on earth. Just as the ancient Israelites could come to know and understand the Creator’s Will: God’s will through the study of His written word, the Father’s earthly children can also know and understand His will in this way too. Although the Sovereign Father has intentionally hidden much of His awesome purpose from most people, His will for His earthly children is made known to them if they make a diligent effort to search for it.  The apostle Paul said the following about your ability to know and understand what the Father’s will is for you: “See that you walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore, you do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is” (Eph.5:15-17 Para.) See also Col.1:7-10; Phil.2:12.

“Therefore, don’t you be conformed to this world: but you are transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you can prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Rom.12:2 KJV Para.). See also Dan.12:4, 10; Eph.1:9-11; 1 Pet.1:12-17; 1 Jn.2:15-17.

Yes; the Father’s will can be known and understood by those whom He has called to salvation, because knowing and understanding His will is a part of one’s calling, 2 Tm.2:15. Each person whom the Father has called to salvation during this age must know and prove what His will is for their life. Concerning God’s will, King David said, “Teach me to do your will; for you are my God: Your spirit is good; lead me into the land of righteousness” (Psa.143:10 KJV).  David understood that he had to be taught to do God’s will, and that he had to be led by the Creator God      (**the teacher** Jn.14:26 refer to verses 16 and 17 of chapter 14 as well for it will be the Spirit of Jesus that will come to you, 1 Pt.1:11 and 2 Pt.1:21 and Ro.8:9 for it is one in the same Spirit, Heb.3:4-12; 1 Tm.3:16!). In order to know how to be righteous we must know who God is in order to worship in truth! In order to be mentally equipped to serve and please the Father, you must be a diligent student of His truth and way of truth so that you will know what He expects of us and how to accomplish what is expected. Because knowing and understanding the Father’s will is vitally important to those He calls to salvation, He has provided two easily understood methods through which His children can receive help to gain this knowledge and understanding. These two methods are communicating with Him and studying and meditating on His truth and way of truth that is contained in the Bible, Mal.3:6 & 16-18. Who pray and meditate on His Word and keep it to their hearts and to the brethren for edification of His church that He purchased with the Blood of God, Ac.20:28!

But He That Does Not Believe

Mark records the following much overlooked and misunderstood warning given by Christ along with the instruction to proclaim the Gospel and enroll students in the truth and way of truth: “You go into the entire world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that has faith and is baptized shall be saved; but he that does not believe shall be damned” (Mk.16:15-16 Para). Many view this warning as meant only for those who dismiss the good news message when they hear it. Although there is much truth to this viewpoint, there is a serious warning here for those who initially have faith in the message, accept the opportunity of salvation, receive the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, and then do not follow through with their commitment to the Father, Mt.10:32-42; 16:(23)-24-27; Mt.12:30. Being a member of the Father’s family and a pupil of Christ is much more than just simple belief. True belief includes a lifetime commitment to fulfilling the functions and responsibilities of your calling. A major part of this commitment is becoming conversant with the Father’s truth, His way of truth, and His rules of conduct for members of His family and then diligently performing your responsibility as a member of the Father’s earthly family.

Being a Dedicated and Responsible Student: Being a Follower of Christ

Being a follower of Christ and a student of truth go far beyond a profession of faith, asking forgiveness of your sins, being immersed in water in Jesus name Ac.2:38-40 by reason of Ac.4:12; 10:36 for He alone is LORD of ALL both Lord and Christ, Ac.2:36, and receiving the Holy Spirit by reason of Ac.2:39. These things are just the prerequisites to becoming a follower of Christ and a student of truth as a member of the Father’s earthly family. Being a follower of Christ and a student of truth does not stop at baptism and the infilling of the Holy Spirit; this is just the starting point. A new born Spiritual Child of Christ! Receiving the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and being adopted into the Father’s earthly family is only the beginning of a journey through life that will bring you to the point of spiritual perfection and being transformed into an immortal spirit-being in the Father’s Heavenly Kingdom and Family. Beyond the point of adoption into the Father’s family, are the ongoing process of spiritual growth and the fulfilling of your functions and responsibilities within the Father’s earthly family. See Rom.12:1-2; 2 Tim.2:15-26; 2 Pet.3:17-18; Jm.5:19Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; 20Let 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.

Being a Good and Useful Servant

There seem to be at least three phases of being a student of truth that must operate concurrently throughout one’s physical life.

  • The first phase is the beginning of one’s tenure as a student in which the Father’s foundational laws, precepts, and principles are being learned and put into practice.
  • The second phase is that of an apprentice student whose task is to put into practice and perfect what is being learned through practical application over time.
  • The third phase seems to be that of a student teacher who is still learning, but is able to educate others in what they have learned. So that their pupils will end up carrying on in the same like manor as the teacher; training others as well, to do the same, over and over till the Lord cometh!

Christ Pleased His Father

Matthew records that, when Jesus was baptized, a voice from the sky said, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am, well pleased” (Matt.3:17) and at the mount of transfiguration, a voice out of the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am, well pleased; you listen to him” (Matt.17:5). The apostle John records the following single most important reason that the Sovereign Father which is the Holy Spirit, Jn.4:24, was pleased with his earthly son: While teaching in the temple treasury Jesus said, “When you have lifted up the Son of man, then you shall know that I am He, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father has taught me, I speak these things. And he that sent me is with me: the Father has not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him (Jn.8:28-29 KJV). For I and the Father are One, Jn.10:30!

Why was the Father pleased with his son? Because The Father was in Jesus and Jesus was in the Father for they are one, 1 Tm.3:16. It was because His son lived in harmony with His laws, precepts, and principles and did the things that were expected of Him as a Son (Adopted from the tribe of Judah from the lineage of King David clear back to Adam and Eve, God-Man Jesus The Lord’s anointed the Holy One, Son meaning Flesh of God, for there is but one good, which is my Father which is in heaven, for the flesh profiteth nothing it is the Spirit that quickeneth, Jn.6:63 God came in the flesh, (1 Tm.3:16), to provide Salvation, Ac.20:28!). Clearly, it is impossible to please the Father unless you live in harmony with His truth and His way of truth and perform the functions and responsibilities that He has called you to perform. However, it is impossible for you to do what He expects if you do not know and understand His laws, precepts, and principles. This is the reason that one of the functions of the Holy Spirit is that of a teacher of truth (Jn.14:*18*; 25-26; 15:1-26; 16:12-15). It is also the reason why one of the more important functions and responsibilities in the Father’s earthly family is that of a teacher and an instructor in the Father’s truth and way of truth (1 Cor.12:28-31; 2 Cor.5:1-21 for He hath given us a message and a teaching of reconciliation of the lost world!). If we also want the Father to be pleased with us, we must also do the things that please Him. We must not only learn His laws, precepts, and principles but also perfect them in our life and perform the functions and responsibilities of our calling. If you are serious about pleasing the Father and moving forward in your spiritual life, you must be a willing, dedicated, responsible, and teachable student of the Father’s truth and way of truth. Being a willing, dedicated, and responsible student is much more than just acquiring knowledge for the sake of knowledge alone. Having perception and being aware of the meaning of a fact, an event, or a set of circumstances is something very different from understanding (the doing of them), we must have discernment of good and evil, 1 Cor.10:23, & 32-33; Ro.6:1-23. Academic knowledge of the Bible is important, but understanding the meaning of this knowledge is much more important. We also must learn to let the Holy Spirit have first priority in our services as we allow Him space to move and the freedom to follow His leading in the services! In his second letter to Timothy, Paul speaks of individuals who have a form of godliness but are far from being godly. Paul said that these individuals are continually acquiring knowledge but are never able to come to the knowledge of the truth (2 Tim.3:1-10). The point is that knowledge for knowledge’s sake alone is not profitable to one seeking to gain spiritual insight into the Father’s mind-set. In his letter to the elect at Rome, the apostle Paul urged them to present themselves as a living sacrifice acceptable to God, which was for them a logical act of worship, Ro.12;1-21. He also urged them not to copy the lifestyles of their time but to be transformed by the renovation of their mind in order for them to prove the good, acceptable, and perfect will of God (Rom.12:1-21; Ac.17:11). The only way that Paul’s instructions to the elect at Rome can be followed is through putting forth the time and effort in thoughtful study of the Father’s truth and way of truth and asking the Father to grant you understanding of His truth in order to serve Him and be the kind of person He wants you to be, Jn.15:1-12.

Grow in Grace, Knowledge, and Love!

In the apostle Peter’s opening and closing statements of his second letter, he makes the following statement concerning grace and knowledge: “Grace and peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord” (2 Pet.1:2). At the end of this letter, Peter gives the following instruction: “But grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. . .” (2 Pet.3:18). There are a number of fundamental concepts in what Peter said in the beginning and ending and throughout his letter to us; that are extremely important to being a dedicated, responsible, and teachable student of truth and the way of truth. In order to gain a partial understanding of why Peter spoke of grace and knowledge in verses 2 and 18 and what it means to our responsibility as a student of truth and the way of truth, we need to examine the meanings of some of the Greek words in Peter’s greeting and His instruction at the end of his letter. The English word ‘grace’ in verses 2 and 18 is translated from the Greek word ‘charis’, which can mean ‘that which affords joy’, ‘pleasure’, ‘delight’, ‘sweetness’, ‘charm’, ‘loveliness’, ‘grace of speech’, ‘good-will’, ‘loving-kindness’, ‘favor’, and ‘what is due to grace’. This word can also mean the spiritual condition of one governed by the power of divine influence, divine influence upon the heart, the reflection of divine influence in one’s life, and a token or a proof of grace (the Father’s favour as He alone pours out His love on His Elect! Jn.1:16: This is what we need to start working for in our lives as we seek to enrich others in His Grace!). A key to understanding the meaning of ‘charis’ in verse 2 and 18 is that, in verse 2, ‘charis’ is to be ‘plethuno’ (i.e., multiplied) and in verse 18 ‘charis’ is to be ‘auzano’ (increased). In both verses, ‘charis’ is to be enlarged through knowledge and insight into the Father and Christ which we see are one in verse 2 of 2 Pt.1 where Peter says God of us and Saviour Jesus Christ! Regardless of the nuance of its usage in the scriptures, all ‘charis’ (all grace) that is bestowed upon us or becomes a part of our character has its origin with our Heavenly Father, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. See 2 Jn.5:20; Rom.1:7-10 by prayer making our request be known; 1 Cor.1:1-8; 1 Tim.1:2; Tit.1:4 & 2:10-15.

The primary purpose for the educational system within the Father’s family is to teach His children His truth, His way of truth, and His rules of conduct that we must practice in order to acquire the attitude, behavior, and character that He the Son of Man has, Jn.3:8-13. Therefore, it makes perfect sense that Peter would open and close his letter of encouragement and warnings with the instruction to grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In a conversation with the Pharisees Jesus said, “You neither know me, nor my Father: if you had known me, you should have also known my Father” (Jn.8:13-19 Look also to 12:45!). And in a conversation with His disciples about His going back to His Heavenly Father and His death and resurrection, Jesus explained to them that, if they would have had an intimate knowledge of Him, they would have known what the Father was like, because He was a reflection of His Father because they are one in the same. See John 14:1-11. It is through having an intimate knowledge and understanding of Christ’s attitude, behavior, character, and teachings that we are able to know what the Farther is like, because Christ is a reflection of His Heavenly Father the invisible Holy Spirit, Jn.4:24 Jesus has always been the manifestation of God to man, Jn.16:27-28 key into the word and again I go to the Father, Jesus is the Lamb slain before the first Let there be, before the foundations of time!. Therefore, it seems that the apostle Peter used the word charis to indicate the increase of divine influence that should be reflected in our life. The increase of a godly attitude, behavior, and character in your life are the results of allowing the Father our Lord and Savior, which is the Holy Spirit to influence your life in the revelation of Jesus Christ and what it means to be His Servant, Jn.15:10-20 to keep His words to become friends of Jesus as the Apostles were! It is also evident that, in order to become more like our Father and our Savior, we must cultivate these godly qualities to increase them in our lives. An important point to note is that Peter says grace must be multiplied and increased through the knowledge of the Father and Jesus our Lord (verses 2 and 18). This is important because it reinforces the necessity to be a willing, dedicated, responsible, and teachable student in order to learn and practice the attitude, behavior, and character of the Father and Christ, Jn.17:1-26 that we may be one as they (duel in nature but singular in person, the Holy Spirit made flesh All the fulness of the Godhead in the seed of Mary, Mt.1:23 God with us the Immanuel, Gen.3:15; 12:3!) are one in the same!

Have the Mind of Christ

In his letter to the Philippians, the apostle Paul said in reference to their attitude and behavior during their journey through the experience of life, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ” (Phil.2:5). How can you think like Christ if you do not have an intimate knowledge of His life and His teachings and His Spirit dwelling in you? The answer is that you cannot. Foremost in the minds of the apostles was the need for their brothers and sisters in the faith to have spiritual knowledge and a clear understanding of the necessity to become a spiritually mature member of the Father’s family in order for them to fulfill His purpose for calling them to salvation during that age. Almost the totality of the writings of the apostles are centered around encouraging and urging their brothers and sisters in the faith to become educated in the things that will help them conform to and practice a holy lifestyle while developing a godly attitude, behavior, and character though acquiring godly knowledge and understanding. In holiness and in righteousness in trying to be as the Father is perfect, Gen.17:1; Num.23:19God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?: Mal.3:6For I am the LORD, I change not; Mt.24:35; Heb.13:8Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever. We should maintain the highest standards of professing a perfect relationship with our Lord and Savior, so that we may not lose our witness to proclaim the good news of salvation of Jesus, and that He is still on the thrown of Glory, and in control of all things. Mt.5:48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect. 1 Jn.3:1Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 2Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 3And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. 4Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. 5And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. 6Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. 7Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. 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. 10In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother. 11For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.  18My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. To the end of chapter 3; 19And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. 20For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. 21Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. 22And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. 23And this is his commandment, that we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. 24And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.

Ro.4:6-8; Ps.32:2 because we establish the Law by keeping it in faith walking in truth, Ro.3:1-31!

Spiritual Growth Through Education

Over the centuries, the many tools that the Father has provided to facilitate spiritual growth within His family have mostly fallen into disuse by the majority of His elect. There are over twenty-one separate authorizations and responsibilities given through the Holy Spirit by God the Father and administered to His earthly children through Jesus Christ for the edification of the Father’s family and the performance of its work. See Rom.12:1-21; 1 Cor.12:1-14, 27-30; Eph.4:1-16.

A lack of a true understanding of what it means to be a student of truth and a steward within the Father’s earthly family has made it virtually impossible for the gifts of the spirit to be accessed or used in a major way within the Father’s family. This lack of understanding has resulted in doctrinal chaos, the lack of unity, and the general lack of spiritual power that exists among the congregations and scattered members of the Father’s family during this age. The lack of unity and the lack of seeking His face all day every day! In order to eliminate this doctrinal chaos, lack of unity, and lack of spiritual power, each member of the Father’s family must truly come to understand their responsibility to be a student of truth and a steward of their function and responsibility within the Father’s family. There is no excuse for one whom the Father has called to salvation to not fulfill their obligation and opportunity to become educated in the discipline of holiness, successfully live a righteous lifestyle, and to obtain immortality. The apostle Peter says the following to all who have been called to salvation: “Therefore, gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the favor that is brought to you by the revelation of Jesus Christ; As obedient children, do not pattern yourselves after the ignorance of your former desires. But as he who has called you is holy, so you be holy in all manner of behavior; Because it is written, You be holy; because I am holy” (1 Pet.1:13-16 Para.). From Old Testament God’s word changes not; Lev.11:44-45, we are called to be Priestly nation called out unto all righteousness and holiness without which no man will enter into His Kingdom, Heb.12:1-29 for it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of an angry God for He is a consuming fire! Is.49:6; Ex.19:4-6; 1 Pt.2:1-12 a people called out by our God, the Elect of this world, waiting for our mansions on high, Jn.14:1-3!

The Enabling Power of the Holy Spirit

The instruction is clear. Those who are members of the Father’s family must be holy as He is holy. The only way you can be holy as He is holy and practice a holy lifestyle is to first know and understand what it means to be holy. In order to acquire this spiritual knowledge and understanding, you must be a willing, dedicated, responsible, and teachable student of the Father’s truth and way of truth. In this age, there are many books one can use in order to gain an academic knowledge of what is written in the Bible. However, understanding the meaning of what is written in the Bible for the Father’s children can only be acquired through the gifts of the Holy Spirit and the exercise of Grace in the teaching function of Faith in the Holy Spirit. One of the gifts of the Spirit that each person is provided at the moment they receive the Father’s Holy Spirit is a sound mind: “God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind (2 Tim.1:7 KJV), So we must learn to use it correctly! A person with a sound mind is able to learn and understand the things that are being taught to them through the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The Father would not have called you to salvation if He had not had confidence that you would be able to succeed when given the tools for success. Each person who receives the Holy Spirit also receives the tools with which to be successful. Therefore, success is assured if these tools are used for their intended purpose.

The Power of the Holy Spirit

A short review of Jesus’ and the apostles’ teachings show that the indwelling of the Holy Spirit is capable of imparting knowledge, discernment, wisdom, and understanding to the Father’s elect children. However, if you rarely study and meditate on God’s word or rarely communicate with the Father through prayer, these attributes that are necessary to fulfill your calling cannot be acquired and their benefits cannot be realized. Before his death and resurrection, Jesus told his closest students and companions these things about the Spirit of truth that would come to teach them: “But when the Father sends the Comforter–and by the Comforter I mean the Holy Spirit (the paraklētos, means helper) –He [it] will teach you much, as well as remind you of everything I myself have told you” (Jn.14:26 LBP). “I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. However, when the Spirit of truth, is come, it will guide you into all truth: for it shall not speak of Itself; but whatever It shall hear, that shall It speak;” (Jn.16:12-13 KJV Para.). See also 1 Cor.2:1-16,               1 Pet.1:11-12; 2 Pt.1:21;  2 Tm.3:16-17.

Why would Christ’s followers need to be taught something more than what He taught them while He was with them? The answer is that they needed to know and understand more in order to have the knowledge and understanding to be able to perfect a godly attitude, behavior, and character, and to have the spiritual resources to be able to fulfill their calling and purpose for existence. The importance of being taught the Father’s truth, His way of truth, and His rules of conduct, and the practice of these things within His family should be self-evident; by the leading of scripture and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Without being instructed in these things and gaining insight into the attitude, behavior, and character of our Heavenly Father and our Lord Jesus, no progress can be made toward the goal of spiritual perfection and maturity. Moreover, these things must be learned and internalized in order for the truth, the way of truth, our Heavenly Father, and our Savior to be represented correctly in our lives and to other people. The Holy Spirit is our teacher and reminder of the things He taught as Christ while He was here on earth, as well as the things He taught as God. 2 Cor.5:17-21: Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through 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.

As the teaching function of the Holy Spirit is accessed and exercised, it conveys knowledge and understanding of the Father’s truth, His way of truth, and the attitude, behavior, and characteristics that He and His first-born son (the begotten God, Jn.1:18) have as a part of His being. Paul also confirms that the Father’s Holy Spirit has the power to transfer spiritual knowledge to his earthly children: “It has been written, ‘Eye has not seen, and ear has not heard,’ nor has it risen up in the heart of man, ‘the things which God has prepared for those that love Him. But God revealed them to us by His Spirit, for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God. For who among men knows the things of a man, except the Spirit of man within him? So also no one has known the things of God except the Spirit of God” (1 Cor.2:9-11 Para. Because God is a Spirit, Jn.4:24 now immortal flesh, 1 Tm.3:16!). Notice that this transfer of knowledge and understanding is possible because each of the elect has been given the Father’s Holy Spirit and the essence of Christ’s mind as a part of their mental make-up. Now we have not received the Spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; so that we can know the things that are freely given to us from God. Which things we also speak, that are not the words that man’s wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Spirit teaches; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. However, the natural man does not receive the things of God’s Spirit; because, to the natural man they are foolishness. Neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual can discerns all things, yet he himself cannot be understood by the natural man. Moreover, who has known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ (1 Cor.2:12-16 Para.). Clearly, the Father and Christ speak to us through the Bible and the Holy Spirit that resides within us; therefore, we should diligently study the Bible and ask for spiritual enlightenment so that we can know and understand the Father’s will in order to do what pleases him. It should be the goal of each individual to become conversant in the truth and way of truth in order to understand the deep meanings of the mysteries of God, to have a strong spiritual foundation, to know and understand our functions and responsibilities within the Father’s family, and to be able to explain our hope of salvation to others. Why? Because this is what we are instructed to do as a member of the Father’s family in order to fulfill the purpose of our calling. 2 Cor.5:12 we must diligently know this word and what is really being said by our Lord as to correct wrong exegesis, (translations) of his scriptures! 1 Tm.4:1-16 All of Timothy 1st and 2nd are for instruction as to keep the house of God and ourselves straight before our Lord and Saviour! All the Epistles are from God’s teachers, Jn.15:20!

Spiritual Growth

Although each newly converted person becomes Christ’s pupil at baptism of the Holy Spirit, the process of being taught spiritual laws, concepts, and principles cannot begin in earnest until you have surrendered every aspect of your life to the Father and understand that you have been called to participate whole-heartedly as an integral part of His family. Moreover, if you refuse to advance as a student of truth, you become unfruitful and can become an impediment to the progress of other family members. A child of God cannot remain static in their spiritual growth for very long. You either go forward toward spiritual maturity and the fulfillment of the functions and responsibilities for which you are called during this age or you regress toward your old behavior. See Jesus’ admonition to the Ephesians and Laodicean’s in Revelation 2:5-6 and 3:15-19.

Prerequisites for Knowledge and Understanding

The following are some of the prerequisites for the acquisition of spiritual knowledge and understanding that the scriptures clearly show as necessary:

  • You must be seeking to know and understand the Father’s will for your life.
  • You must ask for knowledge, understanding, and wisdom.
  • You must study the Father’s truth and way of truth.
  • You must be in obedience to the Father and His way of life.

If you fail to do these things, you will not gain spiritual knowledge and understanding. Other things that can cause a lack of knowledge and understanding are quenching the power of the Holy Spirit, rebelling against God, or allowing something or someone to take priority in your life above your commitment to the Father. Paul exhorted the Thessalonians to do the things that would promote spiritual growth and warned them not to restrain or suppress the power of the Holy Spirit in their life. See1 Thes.4:1-12 & 1 Thes.5:1-28; Lk.19:12-26; Lk.17:7-10: “Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Quench not the Spirit. . .”              (1 Thes.5:17-19 KJV). If you become lazy and refuse to put forth the effort to pray, show gratitude to the Father, study, meditate, and yield your life to the Father, the power of the Holy Spirit becomes weak and useless within you. When this happens, you are in danger of losing the power of the Spirit in your life: Without a dedicated Prayer Life you will fail! If you walk contrary to His Will and his scripture and you are not corrected, it will result in eternal death, Mt.12:30-32; 2 Tm.3:16-17; 1 Pt.1:11; 2 Pt.1:21 Grieve not the Holy Spirit, Eph.4:30! However, when you exercise the Holy Spirit in a positive manner, you can grow spiritually and become a productive member in the Father’s family as Grace is given for Grace, Jn.1:16; 1 Cor.1:5-8 seeking the best gifts, refer to 1 Cor.12; 13; and 14 but ye must have love for Jesus above all and for all man-kind, first before any of the other gifts will come, as He calls you for more and more services! He will equip you before He will ask you to do anything special!

A Beginning and Progress

Unless you become the best student of the truth and the way of truth that you can be, there is little likelihood that you will make much progress in the knowledge and understanding of things of the Spirit or fulfill the functions and responsibilities for which you were called to perform as a member of the Father’s family; let alone bear fruit in the Spirit by His Grace!

The Process

It is a given that those who proclaim the Father’s good news message as evangelists, must clearly know and understand what they are talking about. It is also a given that those who occupy an official function or responsibility of service to their brothers and sisters within the Father’s family must be well versed and practiced in the Father’s truth and way of truth before being allowed to fulfill an official position of service. See 1 Tim.3:1-16. But, where do these individuals obtain the knowledge, understanding, and wisdom necessary to fulfill their functions and responsibilities within the church? These individuals must learn these things through the process of being willing, dedicated, and teachable students of truth. The simple truth is that no one can learn the Father’s will for their life or become conversant with his laws, precepts, and principles by osmosis. You cannot do what you are not equipped to do! If you desire to please the Father with your life and become a beneficial member of His family, you must put forth the time and effort to be a dedicated and responsible student of His truth and way of truth: Or have been endowed with the Holy Spirit’s gifts of wisdom and knowledge that will come from the gifts of Understanding God’s nature and His essence being imparted to you supernaturally! This is Grace upon grace where He allows you to know His operations and what He has in store for all those who diligently seek Him in Spiritual LOVE and TRUTH! Praying in the Holy Ghost as often as you can! 1 Cor.1:1-31 and all of 1 Cor.13 for all the Law and the prophets (translations of God’s scripture and will is tied up and bound in love of Him or you get nothing!), Jesus gave us His ALL and that is ALL He will except (set aside) and accept (allow to be received) from us; who are called or commissioned! He alone Ordains who He will!

COMMITMENT

To those who are truly serious about their calling, Jesus leaves no doubt as to the type of commitment that must be made in order to truly follow His teachings as a student of truth:

“Anyone who comes to Me must love Me more than he does his own father, mother, wife, children, brothers, or sisters, and yes, even more than his own life, otherwise he cannot be my pupil [Greek: disciple]. And no one can be my pupil who does not bear his own cross and follow me. . . whoever of you that will not forsake everything he has, cannot be my pupil” (Lk.14:26-27,33 Para.). Mt.10:38And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. You will not be allowed into His kingdom you are not worthy! 39He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it. And in Mk.8:35For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it. If we don’t lose our lives in this gospel how are we to expect to be saved from the world that cares not about His Word? If we are not a doer and a hearer of His word we are just as the world around us; there is no difference with the non-believers who walk contrary to His word!

Seek the Kingdom of God First

 “Don’t be anxious, saying, what shall we eat? Or, what shall we drink? Or, how will we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek 🙂 for your heavenly Father knows that you need all of these things. But seek you first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be supplied to you. Don’t be anxious about tomorrow; because, tomorrow will take care of itself. . . (Matt.6:31-34 KJV Para.). Those who are serious about their calling should not be overly concerned with the things of this life, Jm.4:4; they should be concerned about the things that will last forever, 1 Jn.2:15-17. The apostle Paul told Timothy that anyone who is serious about doing a work for the Father cannot become overly involved with the cares of this physical life; therefore, you must be single-minded in your service to the Father. True discipleship and stewardship requires a total commitment to the Sovereign Father, Jesus Christ, and your calling: “No one serving as a solider gets entangled with the affairs of this life, so that he can please the one whom he serves and those who compete in athletic events must follow the rules or they will be disqualified and not win the prize”          (2 Tim.2:4-5 Para.).

Summary for Part 1

Every one of the Father’s children is a disciple (i.e., a student) of His truth and way of truth. Some are in the beginning phases of their spiritual education, some are more advanced students, and some have advanced enough in their spiritual growth and maturity to become teachers of God’s truth while continuing their responsibility as a student. Regardless of what level of spiritual maturity you have attained or what function or responsibility you perform as a member of the Father’s family, you are to remain a student of the truth and the way of truth throughout your life. Being a perpetual student of the Father’s truth and way of truth is a lifestyle with a purpose. It is an active participation in a process of growing in favor with the Father, learning His truth and way of truth and applying what is learned in your daily life. Discipleship is a dynamic activity; it is not static: As true disciples with whom the Father has placed tremendous spiritual resources; who is willing to learn and grow in grace and in the knowledge of Jesus Christ. Moreover, a disciple should trust in their ability to successfully overcome the obstacles of this present life and become an immortal spirit-being in the Father’s heavenly kingdom.

Students of Truth

In chapters, four, five, and six of Paul’s letter to the elect at Ephesus, he speaks of the Father’s collective earthly family and how it should work together to accomplish the purpose for its existence. Paul also explains that the Father’s elect should not think and behave like people without God’s Spirit, Lk.6:46; Mt.7:20-23. Moreover, he says that the elect should set aside the attitudes and behaviors of their past life that were in opposition to righteousness; instead, they should think and behave in a godly manner. See also Col.3:1-25, 4:1-6; 1 Pt.4:1-5.

It is the transforming of your former thought process, attitude, and behavior into that which is godly that most of the commentary and instruction in the New Testament deals with. This process of transformation cannot be ignored if you desire to enter into the Father’s heavenly kingdom as an immortal spirit-being. This process as shown throughout the Bible involves being both a student and steward of the Father’s truth and way of truth within His earthly family of king-priests. If you are truly serious about your salvation and being a viable productive member of the Father’s earthly family, being educated in the Father’s truth and way of truth and performing your role as a steward in His family are vital to your spiritual success.

Although this study explains the meaning of discipleship and stewardship and the importance of fulfilling these responsibilities within the Father’s family, the following questions need to be answered in order to fulfill these responsibilities:

  • How do you become educated in the Father’s truth, His way of truth, and His rules of conduct for his family?
  • What are the first subjects that you should study and apply in your life?
  • How do you fulfill your personal obligation as a steward within the Father’s family?

Personal Commitments and Goals

Setting goals to become educated in the Father’s truth and to become a productive steward in His family are obviously necessary if you are to progress spiritually. However, setting goals and accomplishing them are two very different things. It should also be obvious that, in order to make any progress toward accomplishing these goals, you must have a plan of action. Without an action plan, little or no progress will be made toward accomplishing your goals. The following are some suggestions as to how to produce a personal action plan for spiritual success.

  1. Let the Father know through prayer (and fasting if you feel the need, trust me you should feel the need!), that you are serious about knowing and understanding His will for your life, growing in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior, His truth, and His way of truth, and serving Him to the best of your ability. Ask the Father to provide you with spiritual knowledge, understanding, discernment, and gifts of the Spirit that are necessary for you to fulfill His purpose for your life. Will the Father hear and answer this type of commitment and request? Absolutely, he will if done in love, in faith, believing you are truly His; for whatever task lay ahead for you, putting your trust completely in Him alone, to finish a good work that He started in you! While speaking to a multitude of people, Jesus said the following about the Father’s willingness to give good things to his children: “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you: For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?” (Matt.7:7-11 KJV). See also Jn.14:14-15, 15:1-7; Heb.4:16, Jms.4:1-10. Phil.2:12-13. In this example, Jesus reveals a major key that will help unlock the great truths to be found in the Bible. A person must not only desire to have spiritual knowledge and understanding but also go to the Father and ask to be given this knowledge and understanding, and then diligently seek it by making a sincere effort to study and meditate on his words and show himself approved by adhering to all scripture in Spirit and in truth!

“Blessed are they which hunger and thirst after righteousness; for they shall be filled” (Matt.5:6 Para.). See also Ps.119:33-40 ff.; Jer.10:23-24; 31:31-34 for He will put His will and commandments that He wants all to keep, in your heart.

The Father is more than willing to give knowledge and understanding of the things that will benefit those He has called to salvation. It is His desire to give us the spiritual nourishment that is necessary for spiritual growth. See 1 Pet.2:2.

  1. Define your goals. What is the ultimate goal that the Father has for each individual He calls during this age of salvation, (Jn.6:37-40; 2 Pt.3:1-18)? The Father’s goal is for each individual He calls to become a member of His heavenly family and kingdom as an immortal spirit-being. Therefore, your primary goal should be the same: (See 1 Cor.15:35-54; Rv.21:5-7; 22:14-21, for then you will accomplish 1-7 of Rv.22.). All other goals are merely an extension of this primary goal and should serve to accomplish it. When you actually know who Jesus really is and you have a testimony of Him then you get to prophecy, Rv.19:10 and worship God in Truth! Because you know the One and only True God, Deu.6:4, Mk.12:29; Zech.14:9; 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! The Holy Spirit said 500 years before it happened they will look upon Me whom they have pierced! Bearing record of Jesus, 1 Tm.3:16 that God was manifested in the flesh as stated in Is.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, The Prince of Peace. This is prophesying about God, that He will make Himself known to them that are His; Mt.11:27; Jn.8:24I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins. 58Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. 59Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by. Just like today, man’s theology will argue that Jesus is the second person of some vain trinity trying to come to an understanding of how God can be in Jesus and Jesus is in God for they cannot understand that God is not and never will be dividable, God did not become a person until He became flesh and blood and became a living soul, I refer you back to Jesus Himself in John3 and 6That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit! His flesh profiteth nothing but eternal salvation for the eternal world, past and present, to all eternity; to all that will accept that Jesus is He: Jn.8:23And 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, ye shall die in your sins. Is.43:3-15 there is no God besides Me, I Am He the beginning and the end the First and the Last beside Me there is no other god formed before or after Me! Is.44:6 & 8; 45:5 & 22; 46:9; Hos. 13:4; Deu.32:39; 4:39; 6:4; Jn.16:27-28 and again I go to the Father to be as He was before creation, 2 Cor.5:16 For He will come to us as the Holy Spirit until times and times again when He comes for His bride who has made herself ready, who is without spot or wrinkle, Zech.13:8And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. 9And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.

Planning for Success

  1. Develop a personal action plan for success and then put this plan into action. The following are three important reasons that you must develop a personal action plan for success:
  • It is evident that during this age, no central authority exists on earth governing the Sovereign Father’s family of king-priests scattered throughout the nations or teaching them His truth and way of truth clearly and concisely.
  • There are many who teach within the congregations of the elect who are unqualified to teach truth for one reason or another. See Matt.7:15, 24:11, 24; 2 Pet.2:1-3; 1 Jn.4:1.
  • Each individual the Father calls to salvation is totally responsible for their own spiritual success or failure. See Phil.2:12-16; Eph.4:21-24; Rom.12:1-21, 14:10-23; 2 Cor.5:10-21. These are but a few scriptures to study and show thy self approved! 2 Tm.3:16-17 for scripture cannot be broken it all must be assembled

together in a way that glorifies God and does not contradict one another in scriptural translation (exegesis) in the context for which it was originally used!

The Instruction Manual

The Bible is the instruction manual for those who have been called to salvation and it contains all of the knowledge and understanding necessary in order for you to grow spiritually and succeed in the performance of your functions and responsibilities within the Father’s earthly family. Therefore, before providing some tips on how to develop a personal plan for spiritual success, there are some important issues and concepts that need to be clarified concerning the Bible and its study.

Bible Contradictions

The first thing to firmly fix in your mind prior to studying the Bible is that God’s written word is truth and there are no contradictions in what he has caused to be written.

Jesus said of God’s word, “Your word is truth” (Jn.17:17) and “The scripture cannot be broken” (Jn.10:35). God inspired the Bible to be written and it is impossible for God to lie (Num.23:19; Mt.24:35; Heb.6:18; Tit.1:2: Heb.13:8; Mal.3:6 He changes not!); therefore, God’s word will always be true (Rom.3:4).

The problem with seemingly contradictory scriptures is never with what God has inspired to be written; it is always with people’s perspective or understanding of what has been written or with how it has been translated or interpreted from the original writing.  Consider this for a moment: If God is a God of truth who cannot lie and He has said that He inspired and instructed His prophets, servants, and apostles to record all that is His sacred word; there cannot be any errors, lies, or contradictions in his originally inspired written word.

Solving Contradictions

Seemingly unsolvable scriptural contradictions are normally the product of one or more of the following:

  • An error in translation from the original language.
  • An error in the interpretation of the original language.
  • Insufficient research on the subject.
  • Translated from an erroneous or incomplete copy of the original text.

Because the above conditions may exist, doctrine should never be established by using vague or difficult to understand scriptures. All major teachings of the Bible, such as those concerning God and His plan of salvation, should be expounded with clear concise statements that prove their validity to anyone whom God is calling to salvation.

Textual Errors

A major error that should be avoided when studying the Bible and related documents is the belief that the more ancient a manuscript or a document is, the more accurate it is. This is a very dangerous assumption to make. Just because a document is ancient, does not make it accurate. The test of accuracy is the test of truth and the continuity of truth. If an ancient writing does not conform to proven Biblical truth and departs from the overall theme and continuity of the Bible, it should not be used to establish doctrine.

Because no original writings of the scriptures are available and centuries have passed since their writing, all modern translations and interpretations of the original text contain some error due to one or more of the following:

  • Additions or omissions due to private interpretation
  • Justification by translators for false teaching
  • Lack of attention to detail
  • Lack of the correct linguistic information
  • Poor scholarship

Truth Will Endure

God has promised that His truth will never be lost. Although there may be copy errors or translation errors of the original writings, the truth and the will of God can still be found and understood by those to whom He chooses to reveal it. See Jer.33:3; Lk.11:9-13; Jn.14:16-18, 26; 16:12-13; 1 Cor.2:9-16.

The Bible Interprets Itself

Trying to justify preconceived ideas and beliefs are a major obstacle to gaining a correct understanding of any biblical subject. The proper approach to understanding the Bible should be an open-minded, unbiased attempt to understand what is truly written and not what a person thinks is written. However, this is very difficult to do because of the vast amount of false teaching about God and the Bible today. Because of the way the Bible has been written, it will literally interpret itself if you are willing to collect all of the relevant facts and references and let the Holy Spirit guide your mind into truth. Defending the Bible is like trying to defend a1200 pound Grizzly bear, you don’t; you just turn it loose, and let it defend its self.

Precept upon Precept

Those who think that the Bible sometimes contradicts itself have failed to understand that the Bible is a complex book, which must be studied as a whole if its mysteries are to be understood. One of the most fascinating and inspiring aspects of the Bible’s construction is the way various subjects are interwoven throughout its pages. Because of this, it is sometimes necessary to collect all of the references to a subject before you can begin to understand what is being taught:

“For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little” (Isa.28:10 KJV). See also Isa.28:9-13. But the true interpreter is the Holy Spirit who wrote it, look at the other verses around this one for example, Is.28:9-13 must be taken into context before making any interpretations. For with a stammering lip will he teach them, this is the evidences of the Holy Spirit in a person as he is being in-filled with the presence of God, just before he starts speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives the utterances. Without His presence in you there can be no clear interpretation of His Words of Truth because they are spiritually discerned! Jn.3:6That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. For this reason we must be born again in order to understand His will and His Word before instructing others! The only way to come off of the breast is to grow up in the spirit and allow God to use you in new ways; with man this is impossible but with God all things become natural in the supernatural! As your revelations become more intense and clearer to you your faith increases exponentially as revelation is increased along with your faith, for what you know to be true is easy to believe and when you can believe it then it becomes faith as it keeps growing by new revelations! Not growing is being spiritually backslidden!

Continuity of Truth

There is a continuity of truth throughout the entire Bible which is very helpful in separating truth from error. Each specific teaching or doctrine of the Bible will conform to the overall theme and purpose of the entire Bible. If any teaching or doctrine is found to be in conflict with another, one or both of the teachings may be based upon false assumptions or incorrectly understood scriptures.

Acquiring Knowledge and Understanding

Many feel that a person must be highly educated or very intelligent to understand the Bible, but this is not true. All those whom the Father calls to salvation can understand what He has caused to be written for their inspiration, correction, and edification. Because the Father wants His children to succeed in their calling and to perform His will in their lives, He has provided a way for them to learn and understand His truth. Among the many promises Jesus makes to those who believe in Him, is that He will send the Holy Spirit as a teacher to guide them into all truths. See Jn.14:26; 15:26; 16:12-13. One way that the Holy Spirit carries out teaching and guiding is through the written word of God. Refer to Joel 2 for you old men will have dreams and your young men will have visions in these last days! The acquisition of truth, spiritual knowledge, and understanding with the help of the Holy Spirit requires effort on the part of the one being called to study the Bible and related information. Pray, fast, and meditation will stand the test of time!

Whom Shall God Teach?

“Whom shall He teach knowledge? And whom shall He make to understand doctrine? Them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts” (Isa.28:9).

Just as there is a physical growth process from infancy to adulthood, there is a spiritual growth process in the acquisition of spiritual knowledge and understanding. The more you learn and the more you practice what you have learned, the more spiritually mature you become and the more spiritual knowledge and understanding God can reveal to you. See Is.66:1-2.

Study for Spiritual Growth

If you only study the Bible for information, very little understanding that is profitable for spiritual growth will be gained. However, your studies will become spiritually profitable if you study the Bible in order to do the following things:

  • To understand the Father’s plan for humanity
  • To know the Father’s will in your life
  • To learn what the Father’s expects of you
  • To grow toward spiritual maturity
  • To serve the Father and His children
  • To understand how to fulfill your particular calling

If you study the Bible for these reasons, the Father will honor your request for Him to reveal the mysteries of the Bible that will benefit you and others with whom you come into contact.

Prerequisites and Requirements

The Bible itself reveals the prerequisites and requirements that are necessary to be successful in its study. The following are some of the major things that you must do in order to acquire more knowledge and a deeper understanding of God the Father in Jesus Christ, and His awesome plan for humanity:

Ask the Father for spiritual knowledge and understanding.  Have a serious desire to understand the things of God and study with an open mind. Jms.1:1-8

  • Make what is learned a part of your life.
  • Meditate on God’s law in order to improve spiritual under-standing.
  • Remember and practice the things which are already understood to be the truth of God until they are habitual in your nature.
  • Remove obstacles to learning by putting away improper attitudes and behavior.
  • Study to grow spiritually, to serve others, and to fulfill your calling.

Remove Obstacles to Learning

The Apostle Peter lists some of the things that hamper spiritual growth which should be replaced with a desire to understand God’s truth and way of truth:

“Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speaking, as newborn babies, desire the sincere milk of the word, that you may grow thereby” (1 Pet.2:1-2 Para.).

In order to gain understanding into the more difficult things of God, you must be practicing the basic truths of God in your life: “But whoever keeps his [God’s] word, in him truly is the love of God perfected . . .” (1 Jn.2:5 KJV).

Meditate on God’s Word

“Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in His law does he meditate day and night” (Ps.1:1-2 KJV). See also Ps.119:115-148; 1 Tim.4:12-16.

There are tremendous blessings for those who perform the will of God in their life. The person who is being blessed loves God and His law (i.e., God’s way of life) and is constantly thinking about both (Col.3:17).

Prove all Things (Ac.17:11)

“Test all things; and hold fast that which is good” (1 Thes.5:21 Para.). See also Rom.12:1-2; 1 Jn.4:1; Phip.4:1-8. Put on Christ and look to the things not seen in this world but to the spiritual things to come, for that is what will endure forever in time, Lk.9:62! Let the apostles be our guide for they were the Lord’s anointed to instruct His children in all truths, Jn.15:20! This statement is in the context of a person doing the Father’s will in their life. Paul refers to the testing or examining of what you are doing in your life and comparing it against the righteous standards of behavior that the Father has established, Ac.17:11. Notice that Paul says to, “Hold fast that which is good”. You can only know what is good if you understand the word of God. Therefore, you must study the Bible in order to fulfill Paul’s instruction. The kind of true enduring belief that the Father desires for His children to have is based in the knowledge and understanding of Him and His ways. The only place this kind of knowledge and understanding is available is in the Bible. The Bible was written to be understood; it is not a book of theory, philosophy, or meaningless stories; it is a logical factual presentation of the things that God wants His children to know, understand, and practice. Along with stories showing the errors of those who fail to heed His directions and walk according to their own heart’s desires which lead to destruction and being cut-off!

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Part 2

A Disciple will Plan for Success to become a Steward

An action plan containing goals for spiritual success is a valuable tool that can help you maintain focus on your goals to grow in the Father’s truth and to perform your stewardship within His family. The following are some tips on how to develop a personal plan for spiritual success, some important subjects to make a part of your study plan, and some important attitudes and behaviors to cultivate as you learn and practice the Father’s truth and way of truth:

  1. Write your plan in a binder or hard bound book in order to more easily store, access, review, and edit your vision for growth.
  2. Make a list of topics categories, and sub-topics to study and things to accomplish, such as attitudes and behaviors that need to be cultivated and become a part of your character and unrighteous attitudes and behaviors that need to be discarded. The items in this list should be clearly defined and simply stated.
  3. Leave enough space under each item in your list or place each item on a separate piece of paper in order for you to keep your notes and comments close to each item.
  4. Prioritize your list and check off items as you complete them.
  5. Make your action plan a flexible tool that you can modify periodically to fit your needs.
  6. Review your plan often in order to check your progress and add or edit items to maintain focus on your goals and outcomes! Keep a journal of your spiritual growth in the Lord; as well as what He has revealed to you along the way!

Creating Your Study Plan

Regardless of how you structure your action plan for learning and understanding the Father’s truth and will for your life, a high priority should be given to reading the entire Bible from cover to cover at least once every year; have daily devotional reading as well on the things you need to work on in your personal development, as you grow in spiritual maturity!

There are many translations of the Bible and each has its own particular strengths and weaknesses. Some help clarify difficult scriptures and concepts, while others do the opposite–they introduce heretical teachings. Because there is no totally accurate translation of the original text, the admonition of Paul to Timothy becomes very important to those who are serious about building a strong spiritual foundation based upon the word of God:

“Study to show yourself approved to God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Tim.2:15). All scripture is the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and must be meditated on studied from all angles and all interpretations and then let the Holy Spirit guide you into all truths, Mal.3:16-18! When we gather together and pray and let the Lord lead us in Bible studies with others, we will gather His fruit for our spiritual dinner and He will not leave us hungry but will fill to the uttermost, for His knowledge is unfathomable and is just foolishness to man but to those who are born of a new Holy Spirit are unsearchable to us without the Holy Spirit leading us into depths of the Lord that cannot be comprehended by normal man! God’s power is unlimited as well as His knowledge, and we must pray to enter into His realms of thought, as He will allow us to go further and further into His realms as we keep seeking Him, for all things will be added unto those who diligently seek Him in full righteousness! Walking and studying and keeping His Words alive in our very souls as He pours Himself into all who actually and truly love Him without measure as He did us!

No Original Text Available

When reading the Bible, it is important to remember that there are no original copies of the various writings which comprise the Bible available for use by Bible scholars or the general public. Therefore, it is impossible to confirm or deny what was originally written with physical evidence. What we have today are copies of the originals and translations of these copies.

The King James Version

The King James Authorized Version of the Old and the New Testaments, written in early modern English in 1611, was translated from the Masoretic text and the Received text. From the historical evidence and the continuity of truth that is revealed through both the Masoretic text and the Received text, it appears that both of these are reference works through which God is conveying His truth and His will today. Because of the King James Versions’ archaic language, it is helpful to have some modern translations along with Greek and Hebrew dictionaries in order to help clarify difficult passages. The New International Version and the Living Bible can sometimes be helpful in translating concepts that are difficult to understand because of the language of the King James Version. You may also find it helpful to purchase a narrated version of the Bible to listen to while reading, while traveling, or while being unoccupied with other endeavors. Even take it upon yourself to learn these languages so that you can become familiar with verb usage and noun meanings as well as adverbs and pronouns and to learn sentence structure from the Greek to the Hebrew as well as Latin, for when you do this it is like seeing the Bible in color instead of  black and white! He will honor your studies and help you with learning new things when done in order to come closer to Him, just because you love Him and want more of Him, He will provide a way when there seems to be no way!

Topical Studies

Many people take one scripture (sometimes out of context) and build an entire teaching around it. However, the Prophet Isaiah tells us that God’s truth is scattered throughout His written word (Isa.28:9-13) and that these truths, concepts, and principles are built one on the other. Therefore, it seems logical that you must perform a search of the entire Bible in order to gain a thorough understanding of a subject or topic. Personally, I have found that topical studies are the best way to understand the teachings contained in the Bible.

God’s Law

A short review of the first five books of the Bible, clearly reveal that God is a God of law. The agreement with the twelve tribes of national Israel contains 613 to 759 including the oral laws, plus statutes, judgments, and commandments, depending on who is doing the counting. The special agreement that the Sovereign Father has with His earthly family of king-priests also contains laws and instructions that govern their relationship with Him, their relationship with brothers and sisters in His holy family, and with other people. A study of the law with the goal of understanding both the letter and the spirit of the law will give insight into the minds of the Sovereign Father who is our Savior, His character, attitude, and behavior which is built on love, for God is love, 1 Jn.4:8. Moreover, these laws reveal how one who is attempting to live a holy lifestyle should think and behave.

Love towards God

The first laws given to national Israel were the Ten Commandments. Matthew and Mark both record that Christ said the whole law was held together by just two commandments–love for God and love for neighbor: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with your entire mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is similar to it; you shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets” (Matt 22:37-40 KJV). See also MK.12:28-34. If you truly have love and respect for your heavenly Father, you will want to please Him with your life by following Jesus’ example of a righteous life. The Father said of Christ at his baptism, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am, well pleased” (Matt.3:17). The scriptures show us that love and respect for the Father are expressed through one’s attitude and behavior toward Him and obedience and respect for the law He has set in place to govern the lives of His children. Regarding His behavior toward the Father, Jesus said, “For I do always those things that please Him” (Jn.8:29). Concerning the expression of godly love, the apostle John said, “By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. His commandments are not grievous.” (1 Jn.5:2-3) All of God’s law for mankind hinge on the two basic themes of love for God and love for neighbor, but there are many overlapping concepts and principles contained within this body of law which explain and expound upon these two basic themes.

Attitudes and Behaviors

The scriptures instruct the Father’s children to subdue and keep in check their old nature which is in opposition to the holy nature imparted through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. See Rom.6:6-12; 8:1-14; Eph.4:21-24: Col.3:9-10 & 17. The apostles Peter and Paul list a number of righteous attitudes and behaviors that need to be cultivated and become a part of your character and a number unrighteous attitudes and behaviors that need to be discarded. Many of these attitudes and behaviors are noted in the following scriptures and are worthy of careful study: all of first and second Peter; Rom.12:1-21; 13:1-14 and chapter 14; 1 Cor.13:1-13; Eph.4:21-32; Col.3:3-17; Jm.4:4; all of first second and third John, 1 Jn.2:15-17. Cultivate charity, forgiveness, honesty, humility, kindness, longsuffering, meekness, mercy, peace, tenderheartedness, and truthfulness. Discard anger, bitterness, blasphemy, drunkenness, envy, evil desires, extortion, filthy speech, fornication, guile, hypocrisy, idolatry, inordinate affection, lying, malice, rioting, theft, uncleanness, and wrath. Added to the list of attitudes and behaviors to be discarded are things that are clearly in opposition to a righteous lifestyle, such as some personal associations, habits, hobbies, as well as religious holidays, festivals, and celebrations that belong to this world’s religions. See 1 Pet.1:15-16; Deut.12:30-32; Jer.10:1-15. Holidays that are from the former lusts of the flesh should be avoided, as well as Christmas trees for that came out of Druids and pagan beliefs as in worshipping under every tree and even looking to the sunrise for services for they stemmed from worshipping the Sun as a god: Eze.8:15-16, in the courtyard of His Holy Temple were they doing these things without taking notice to how their God felt about it just as today; people do things by tradition that ought not to be! Just as the songs they sing watch out for the words used in them!

Learn to have Rules of Conduct

Although, it is important to become conversant with all aspects of the Father’s truth, there are some basic rules of conduct that apply within His family which need to be clearly understood and practiced if you are to grow spiritually and become a viable and beneficial member of His family. These rules of conduct and the philosophy behind them are set forth in the Bible as the standards of acceptable and unacceptable attitudes and behaviors for all members of the Father’s family. All of these rules are clearly spelled out in many scriptures and should be among the first things you learn and make a part of your lifestyle as a member of the Father’s earthly family. Without knowing and understanding these rules of conduct, it is virtually impossible to be a good steward of the functions and responsibilities that you have been called to perform. Moreover, these rules also reveal how to express love (i.e., an outgoing concern) for family members and produce peace and harmony within the family. The apostle John said the following about walking in truth (i.e., following the Father’s rules for your life) and the rule to love one another within the family: “I rejoiced greatly that I found of your children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father. And now I beseech you, lady (The Church, His Bride), not as though I wrote a new commandment to you, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another. And this is love that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, that, as you have heard from the beginning; you should walk in it… Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another” (2 Jn.4-6 KJV). See also Gal.5:13-14; 1 Pet.1:22, 2:17; Jm.2:8; 1 Jn.3:13-16, 4:20-21; 1 Cor.13:1-13 and chapter 14. Although some of the rules of conduct are clearly intended to be applied to individuals occupying positions of service within the family or are gender specific, most apply in principle to all family members regardless of position of service or gender. The following are some of these rules of conduct with which each member should be conversant and practice as a part of their stewardship within the family:

General Rules

  • Attitude and behavior toward doctrinally deceptive individuals (1 Jn.2:4-11)
  • Commandment keeping (1 Jn.5:1-3, Mt.4:4; Lk.4:4; 2 Tm.3:16-17; Is.28:9-12)
  • Compassion (1 Pet.3:8; 1 Jn.3:17-18)
  • Forbearance and forgiveness (Matt.5:23-24; 7:1-2; Lk.17:3-4; Ro.2:4; Eph.4:32; Col.3:13; 2 Pt.3:9)
  • Honor/Respect/Value other people: (Eph.6:2; 1 Tim.5:3; 1 Pet.2:17, 3:7)
  • Love for each family member (Rom.12:9-10; 1 Pet.4:7-8; 1 Jn.4:21)
  • Patience (Eph:4:2; Mt.18:21-35; Ro.5:1-5)
  • Reconciliation (Matt.5:21-24; Eph.2:11-22)

Older Men

Be circumspect, be honorable, have self control, be incorruptible in the faith, be benevolent, and be consistent (Titus 2:2). Look to the requirements for deacon!

Young Men

Be sound minded, be a model of virtuous works reflecting righteousness, have integrity, be dignified, and have speech that cannot be condemned (Titus 2:6-7).

Older Women

Be circumspect, be honorable, have self control, be incorruptible in the faith, be benevolent, be consistent, have holy behavior, shun evil behavior, drink wine in moderation, and be a teacher of that which is righteous (Titus 2:3-4).

Servants (voluntary or indentured)

Be subordinate and obedient to your master, make an effort to please one’s master, do not be argumentative, and be an example of your Saviors instructions (Titus 2:9-10; Col.3:22).

Husband and Wife Relationships

  • Sexual relations (1 Cor.7:3-5)
  • Unconverted spouse (1 Cor.7:12-16 )
  • Submission, love, and honor (Eph.5:22-25; Col.3:18-19; 1 Pet.3:1-7)
  • Divorce (Matt.5:32, 19:9; Lk.16:18)

Young Married Women

Be discreet, be morally beyond reproach, be maternal, be affectionate and subordinate to one’s husband, and be modest in dress and appearance (Titus 2:4-5; 1 Pet.3:1-3).

YOU’RE SPEECH

  • Do not attack another person’s character (Titus 3:2).
  • Avoid absurd questions about genealogies, as well as arguments and controversy about God’s law (Titus 3:9 as well as in teachings of Timothy).
  • Shun profane babbling (2 Tim.2:16).
  • Do not utter foul speech (Eph.4:29-30; 1 Pet.3:10).

Official Capacity

The following scriptures contain a number of rules that apply to those who serve within the family in an official capacity. See 1 Cor.4:1-2;        1 Tim.3:1-11, 5:1-3; 2 Tim.2:24-25; 1 Pet.5:1-7; Titus 1:5-10.

Judicial System

The Judicial system for resolving personal and collective problems within the Father’s earthly family is clearly set forth in Matthew, chapter 18 and should be studied and understood. In this chapter, Christ sets forth a step-by-step procedure that each member should follow in order to resolve problems within the collective church. The following is a short list of judicial rules of conduct and instructions concerning how to deal with specific situations within the Father’s family:

  • Accusation, rebuke, and sanction of an elder (1 Tim.5:19-21)
  • Conflict resolution (1 Cor.6:1-9.)
  • Rebuke and forgiveness (Lk.17:3-4; Matt.18:15, 18-22)
  • Punishment (Matt.18:17; 1 Tim.5:20)
  • How to treat a heretic after failure to heed two reprimands (Titus 3:10)
  • Withdraw from the disorderly brethren (Rom.16:17-18; 1 Cor.5:9-11; 2 Thes.3:6, 14-15; 1 Tim.6:5)

Due Diligence

As previously stated in this study, the simple truth is that no one can learn the Father’s will for their life or become conversant with His laws, precepts, and principles by osmosis. Learning and practicing the Father’s truth and way of truth in faith, takes time and effort. If you are serious about being educated in the Father’s truth and way of truth, it is your responsibility to do one or both of the following: 1. Seek out spiritual leaders whom you believe are teaching truth and study their teachings as they relate to biblical topics; Keep to those who hold true to scripture and walk as they teach! 2. Design your own course of study without a spiritual leader or teacher, allowing the Holy Spirit to move on you and enlighten you through meditation, prayer, and fasting! Regardless of what method of study you choose to pursue, it is your responsibility as a student of truth to put forth a diligent effort to determine whether or not what is being taught or studied conforms to the Father’s truth and way of truth in faith, for whatever is not of faith is a sin, for whatever we do we must bring it before the throne of His Grace and see whether it is right before His eyes: our walk must be as contained in the Bible. See 2 Tim.2:15-16; Phil.2:12-13; Heb.11:6. Does it measure up to scripture and will our walk stand before our Lord without perishing in his presence? Mt.4:4 Lk.4:4; 2 Tm.3:16-17; Lk.6:46 by His word we stand or fall!!!

STEWARDSHIP

There is a tremendous misconception during this age of the church that only the ministry and those in official positions of service to the collective church are stewards of the church. This misconception has for generations effectively neutralized the Father’s family as a powerful and effective instrument of Christ to proclaim the Father’s plan of salvation for humanity (My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge, Hosea4:6; Jgs.2:10-12; Tit.1:15-16.), to proclaim His soon coming kingdom to the world, and to prepare a people to rule the world with Him after His return. What is a steward and what is stewardship? Who are the stewards and what is the function of stewardship within the Sovereign Father’s earthly family of king-priests? The English word ‘steward’ as used in the New Testament is translated from the Greek words ‘epitropos’ and ‘oikonomos’ and their various derivatives. Depending on the context in which they are used, these words can mean the following:

  • A commissioner
  • A domestic manager or guardian
  • The management of a household, lands, or an estate and its affairs, specifically, the administration, management, or oversight of another person’s property.
  • One who has the care and tutelage of children.
  • One to who’s care or honor or anything that has been entrusted, an overseer, (i.e., an employee in that capacity). By extension, a fiscal agent, treasurer of household affairs; especially a manager or a superintendent.

Although there are many nuances to the meaning of stewardship and the aspects of stewardship within the Father’s earthly family, the basic function of a steward and stewardship is to care for another person’s affairs or possessions with which one has been entrusted. The Father’s children are His possessions, which He has given in trust to Jesus who has purchased it for himself, (Ac.20:28; 2 Cor.5:16-21; Col.2:8-12.), who’s apostles were to oversee while teaching His truth and way of truth to them and administering His work on earth through them. See Mt.16:18-19; Jn.15:20; Eph.1:15-23, 5:23; Col.1:16-18. Under the stewardship of Christ, the Father has entrusted His children with stewardship over His truth and way of truth, which His children are to learn and practice to the best of their ability while administering their individual skills, talents, gifts of the spirit, and functions and responsibilities within His family as king-priests. See 1 Pet.4:1-19. Because judgment starts with us first and moves outwards!

A Steward

A steward within the Father’s family is simply a student of His truth, His way of truth, and His rules of conduct for His earthly family and himself. A steward in the Father’s family is responsible for practicing and perfecting what is being learned in the context of fulfilling their personal functions and responsibilities within His family. See Eph.4:11-16 See also, 1 Cor.12:27-28, everyone will have his place that is suited best for them; by the power of the Holy Spirit are the gifts given Eph.1:12; 1 Cor.12:11. Stewardship is the most difficult and the most rewarding phase of discipleship. Stewardship within the Father’s earthly family of king-priests requires you to be proactive in administering your personal skills, talents, gifts of the spirit, and your functions and responsibilities within the Father’s earthly family. Stewardship is the process through which the Father’s adopted children perfect a holy attitude, holy behavior, and holy character (1 Pet.1:13-16; Lev.11:44-45.) while exercising His purpose for them through diligent and active participation in the affairs of His earthly family. See 2 Tim.4:16-17; Jms.1:22-27; 3:13; 2 Pet.3:10-14.

Being a proactive steward requires you to make and carry out personal decisions predicated on your education in the Father’s truth, His way of truth, and His rules of conduct for members of His earthly family of king-priests. It is through voluntary active involvement in the affairs of the Father’s earthly family as a steward of His truth, His way of truth, and the practice and enforcement of His rules of conduct within His family of king-priests, that you can truly grow spiritually and become a viable, productive, and beneficial member within His family. Each member of the Father’s earthly family is bought and paid for with the blood of God in Christ, Ac.20:28. Therefore, each member is obliged to be a trustworthy steward of their own mind and body, because they belong to the Father by right of purchase: “What? Don’t you know that your body is the temple of the holy spirit which is in you, which you have of God, and you are not your own? For you are bought with a price: therefore honor God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s” (1 Cor.6:19-20 Para.). “For one that is called in the Lord, being a slave is the Lord’s freeman: likewise also one that is called, being free, is Christ’s slave. You are bought with a price; do not be the slaves of men” (1 Cor.7:22-23 Para.)

Stewardship Begins

Stewardship within the Sovereign Father’s earthly family begins the instant you receive the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. From this point forward the things that come under your stewardship continue to increase as your spiritual knowledge, understanding, and gifts of the spirit are increased. Likewise, the things that you are responsible to increase in value for the Father also increase in number. The simple fact is that everyone who is adopted into the Father’s family of earthly king-priests is a steward within His family. All who are called to participate in the first resurrection are expected to perform certain tasks and fulfill certain responsibilities for God while living in the flesh. However, few realize this important fact and therefore most are ill prepared for their role as a steward within the Father’s family. This situation exists because of a lack of education in the Father’s truth, His way of truth, and a steward’s functions and responsibilities within His family.

Profitable and Unprofitable Stewards

In the parable about the events that will precede his return, Jesus explains the need for each steward in the Father’s earthly family to be actively working to increase the value of what has been entrusted to them. It is no accident that Matthew records the parable of the unprofitable servant after the parable of the Ten Virgins, which tells us that we should always be prepared to meet Christ at his coming.

Matthew 25:14-30

“It will be like a man going on a journey, which called his servants and entrusted his property to them. To one he gave five talents of money, to another two talents, and to another one talent, each according to his ability. . .” (Vs.14-15 NIV).  When Jesus returns, each steward within the Father’s earthly family must give an account of what they have done with that which has been placed in their trust (2 Cor.5:10-15). The faithful stewards are the ones who increase the value of what was placed with them to increase. These individuals receive a reward that is representative of their efforts (Matt25:20-23). However, some individuals will not try to increase what is entrusted to them: “Then the man who had received the one talent came.’Master’, he said, I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. So I was afraid and went out and hid your talent in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you” (vs.24-25 NIV). Notice what happens to the person who does nothing with the opportunities, that have come in their lives, and the spiritual blessings and gifts that are given to them to increase in value: “His master replied, you wicked, lazy servant! You knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed [i.e., you understood what I was doing and yet you did nothing]. You should have at least put my money in the hands of an investor [should have worked for the pastors and the deacons and tried to edify the church under their leadership!], and then I would have received my money back with some interest added to it. … Take the talent from him and give it to the one who has the ten talents. … And throw that worthless servant outside, into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth [means you’re going to hell]” (vs.26, 28-30 NIV Para.). There are many important lessons that can be learned from what is said to this unprofitable individual:

  1. When the Father calls a person to salvation, that person has enough personal attributes to be spiritually successful and secure salvation with the help of the Holy Spirit dwelling in them; otherwise, that person would not have been called.
  2. At the proper time, each person is given additional attributes according to their potential to produce value for the Father. See Rom.12:3-8; 1 Cor.12:8-10, 27-30; Eph.4:11-16.
  1. Although, each individual may have different opportunities, attributes, skills, talents, and spiritual gifts to work with, each person is required to add to the value of what they have.
  2. The parable clearly shows that, if a person feels inadequate or is unable because of some valid reason to do an individual work by them self, he or she should find a way to place their skills, talents, or spiritual gifts under the direction of someone who is more able to use them to produce a positive result for the Master.
  3. The parable infers that, if a person will make an effort to accomplish something of worth for the Master, they will receive a reward for that effort.
  4. Unprofitable individuals will not be punished because of a feeling of inadequacy or because of being unable to increase that which they were to increase; the punishment is the result of doing nothing.
  5. The reward that the unprofitable person should have received for being a faithful steward will be given to those individuals who seize opportunity and are willing to extend themselves and make an effort to increase that which they were given to increase.

Personal Works

While reprimanding the Corinthians for their cliquish attitude and behavior, the apostle Paul speaks to a person’s personal work as a member of the Father’s family. Paul explains that your work will be tested for its worth. If the work does not endure the test of fire, there will be no reward for the effort. But if the work endures (i.e., has benefit to the Father), there will be a reward. Regardless of the worth of your work, you will still gain immortal life; if you do indeed put forth an effort to do a work for the Father. See 1 Cor.3:1-15. When Paul’s reprimand is viewed along with the parable of the talents (Matt.25:14-30), it becomes crystal clear that each member of the Father’s family is expected to put forth an effort to do something beneficial for him, Mt.10:37-39; Mk.8:35. Clearly, each member of the Father’s family must increase their personal worth for the benefit of the Father, and each member must help to increase the overall value of the entire family through fulfilling their functions and responsibilities within His family. You are to accomplish something of value that the Father can claim, to be His very own. If you do nothing with what is given to you, you are considered unprofitable and will not be granted immortality. See Matt.25:14-30; Lk.19:12-27; 2 Cor.5:10; Rev.22:12.

The Faithful and Unfaithful Stewards

Many of the parables that Jesus spoke are clearly set in the context of stewardship in the Father’s family at the end of the age. These parables consistently show rewards for faithful and consistent performance of one’s calling and punishment for failure to perform the Father’s will in one’s life. The context of the parable of the faithful and unfaithful steward in Luke 12:42-48 is no different and leaves no doubt as to the outcome of these two opposite attitudes and behaviors: Jesus says, “Who is that faithful and wise steward whom his Lord shall make ruler over his household . . .? Blessed is that servant who his Lord [Jesus Christ] when he comes shall find so doing. The Lord shall make him ruler over all he has.” (Lk.12:42-44 Para. Look to Mt.5:19-20) Here, Jesus gives the keys to understanding what is required in order to be a faithful and wise steward who is blessed at His coming. These keys[to the gate in Mt.7:13-14] that will help to secure your place in the first resurrection are faithfulness, wisdom, and perseverance in your walk with God.

A Warning

(Be about your Father’s business when He returns!)

“But if the servant [the elect] says in his heart, the Lord delays his coming [which all ten of the virgins did; but 5 were prepared to go back to work after they had rested for awhile] and they begin to beat their fellow servants, and they eat and drink and get drunk. The Lord will come in the day when he is not looking for him, . . . and the Lord will cut him apart and appoint him his portion with the unbelievers” (Lk.12:36-37 & 45-46 Para.).

If you become lazy in your calling; neglect your responsibility to grow in grace and in the knowledge of the Father and the Son; neglect diligently to carry out your functions and responsibilities as a steward of the things the Father has entrusted to you (being backslidden); or become abusive to others within the Father’s family you are in serious danger of losing your salvation. These types of attitudes and behaviors occurred during the first age of the church and can easily be found within the Father’s earthly family during this age. Being cut apart or torn asunder [cut in two] and being seen as an unbeliever alludes to the punishment of the second death from which there is no return [cut off!].

“That servant who knew his lord’s will, and did not prepare, neither did his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But if he did not know [i.e., was ignorant], and did things worthy of stripes he shall be beaten with few. For to whom much is given much is required. . .” (Lk.12:47-48 Para.). This is also the beginning of a lesson for Presumptuous Sin which will not be forgiven in this life time or the next, which is the sin John talks about that we should not pray to forgive; whoever that has committed this sin must repent or be lost forever, Mk.3:28-29! Num.15:25-41 and I need not remind you that the Lord changes not, Mal.3:6; Heb.13:8 and Mt.24:35!

The context of verses 47 and 48 concerns the difference between knowing and not knowing what your responsibilities are before God the Father the Lord Jesus Christ, Jn.12:43-45 till verse 50, Jesus is the Word made flesh and the Word was God, Jn.1:1-14. If you know the Father’s will and know what is expected of you, but you do not faithfully do it, you will be severely punished by Jesus Christ, Phil.2:10 to whom every knee will bow! The more that has been entrusted to you; the narrower the path becomes that leads to the straight gate!

A person who is ignorant of what is required, will receive a lighter punishment, but not because he or she is guiltless, but because he or she is not guilty of blatant and willful rebellion if done in ignorance. Instead, that person is guilty of being lazy and faithless in pursuit of the Father’s will in their life. See also Revelation, chapters 2 and 3. The point in verses 47 and 48 in Luke12, is that the more you know about the Father’s will for your life, the greater the opportunity to grow spiritually, the greater the opportunity to serve the Father and His family, and the greater the requirement to do what you know is His will in a thoughtful and diligent manner as the more you learn the path becomes more restrictive as well, Mt.7:13-14 and few there be that find it, the straight gate, Mt.22:14. Whether you have a great or a small amount of skill, talent, spiritual gifts, or spiritual knowledge and understanding, you are expected to diligently seek and perform the Father’s will in your life. Are we not to increase in our ability to know Him and His will for us as we mature in Christ Jesus? 2 Pt.3:18; Eph.4:13-15; Col.1:9-10; Phil.3:9-15 and many, many, more always growing in Christ Jesus or just as a coin that is rolling on the floor moving forward stays upright; as soon as it stops it fall over, this is the same as stopping to grow in Christ when this accrues; next is lack of desire to move forward and thus backsliding is easy to begin the new direction just as the coin has fallen over so have you, you have fallen from grace (God’s Favour)! True love of God grows, as He increases knowledge and truths, our grace should never quite growing either.

Due Diligence

The following observations by William Barclay concisely states the necessity for those who believe they are followers of the God of the Bible to diligently seek and perform the Father’s will in their life. In The Daily Study Bible Series, The Gospel of Mark, Barclay says, “No man can tell the day or hour when eternity will invade time and the summons will come. We would like him to find us with our work completed. If we really know what Christianity means we will know that there is no part of life when the master is away. We are working and living forever in our great task master’s eyes. There is nothing so fatal as to feel that we have plenty of time” (pp.167-168). In The Daily Study Bible Series, Gospel of Matthew Volume II, Barclay observes, ”The parable has two universal meanings; it warns us that there are certain things which cannot be obtained at the last minute. It is far too late for a student to be preparing when the day of the examination is come. It is too late for a man to acquire a skill or character if he does not already possess it. It warns us there are certain things which cannot be borrowed. A man cannot borrow a relationship with God; he must possess it for himself. We cannot always be living on a spiritual capital which others have amassed.” (pp. 320-321) We must amass our own relationship with Him personally!

The Parable of the Seeds

Jesus spoke the parable of the sown seeds to a large crowd and ended it with this warning: “who has ears let him hear” (Matt.13:4-9). This means that those who understand must pay attention. Who are those who have ears to hear in this age? Those who have ears to hear are those who have the Holy Spirit dwelling in them. These are the ones who have the ability to understand the things of the spirit. See              1 Cor.2:9-16; Jn.3:9-12; 14:15-18 & 26, 16:12-15, seek ye the kingdom and His righteousness and all things will be added unto you, Matt.6:33. The parable of the seeds can be summarized as follows: Within the Father’s earthly family, there are three basic categories of people:

  • Those who Go Backwards: These individuals endure for a while, but allow the things of the world to become more important than the pursuit of righteousness and revert to their former lifestyle.
  • Those who Stand still: These individuals stand still spiritually because they are spiritually lazy, lethargic, and lukewarm and never grow. These have little or no desire to grow in grace and knowledge or actively fulfill the functions and responsibilities to which they were called to perform.
  • Those who Go forward: These individuals understand that they are expected to do the Father’s will in their life and use the physical and spiritual gifts that He gives them to produce something of value for Him. These individuals are willing, dedicated, teachable, and responsible students of truth and the way of truth, they grow in grace and in the knowledge of the Father and His Son, and are a reflection of the Father’s influence in their life. These are spiritually successful stewards who are doing the Father’s will in their life because they truly would rather die than to let Him down. As he gave all for us we in return should do the same for our Master; we should be willing to die for Him and this gospel, Mk.8:35! These are the ones who become teachers, preachers, evangelists, prophets, and then Apostleship!

A Dangerous Attitude

Of all the seven groupings of the Father’s earthly children directly spoken to by Jesus Christ, those having the Laodicean attitude are the most pointedly reprimanded and condemned by Him:

“To the angel [messenger: the Holy Spirit says: to the prophets and ministers] of the church of the Laodicean’s write: These things say the Amen [Jesus Christ], the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot: I wished that you were either cold or hot. So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I am about to vomit you out of My mouth” (Rev.3:14-16 Para.). These are stewards in the Father’s family who are neither faithful nor unbelieving; rather, they are completely indifferent. Their indifference and lack of commitment to the truth and the way of truth is sickening to Jesus. These individuals are so self-satisfied that they think everything is fine and that they are doing great works. They view themselves as the recipients of great spiritual understanding, but they have practically none.

Jesus Says to those of the Laodicean attitude: “Because you say, ‘I am rich; and have need of nothing, and do not know that you are wretched, and miserable and poor and blind and naked. I advise you to buy from me gold having been refined in the fire by me, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, and your shame and nakedness may not be revealed. And anoint your eyes with eye-salve that you may see” (Rev.3:17-18 Para.). Here, we see a people who are so apathetic and lazy because of their perceived knowledge and spirituality that they are in danger of being cast away from God. They are self-deceived into thinking that they are spiritually rich; however, they are spiritually poor. Christ is giving them their last opportunity to repent and become zealous for God. If these people will hear and heed what He is saying, He will again establish fellowship with them. If not, they will be cast into the Lake of Fire with the unrepentant wicked. These individuals are clearly in danger of falling into the category of the unprofitable steward noted in Matthew, chapter 25, verses 24-30. Their indifference has left them self-deluded and they do not realize they are spiritually poor, miserable, wretched, blind, and naked. Those who lead such a people and do not repent themselves are in deep trouble. These individuals have no real commitment to spiritual growth and they feel secure as long as they associate with a particular group of people. This kind of attitude leads to indifference and complacency, which will result in intense trials in the hope of awaking them to their need of genuine repentance and the performance of their commitment to the Father: “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Be zealous then, and repent. Behold I stand at the door and knock; If any one hears my voice and opens the door, I will go in to him, and I will dine with him and he with me” (Rev.3:19-20 Para.).

The kind of rebuke that Jesus speaks of here is a severe rebuke that compels a person to see the error of their ways. Christ is showing, in an extremely strong way that some of the elect who are in this decadent condition can expect extremely severe trials that come directly from him. He says he is at the door knocking (Rev.3:19-20), hoping these wayward children will let Him back into their hearts and minds. But He will not force His way into their lives. These individuals have to make a decision to repent of their nauseating quality of being spiritually lukewarm, self-satisfied, complacent, and in need of nothing: These are the ones who have stopped trying to grow!

Failure to be Responsive to God’s Will

The writer to the Hebrews gave the following reprimand to those of the Father’s family who should have graduated past the beginning phases of their spiritual education and into the more advanced student-teacher function and responsibility: “By this time you ought to be teaching others, however, you need someone to again teach you the things which are the first principles of the words of God. You have become as infants in need of milk, and not of solid food. Everyone who drinks only milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness and is an infant. Solid food is for those who have matured through having their senses exercised to discern both good and evil” (Heb.5:12-14 Para.). The English word ‘ought’ is translated from the Greek word ‘opheilo’, which is a word that conveys the idea of accruing or to owe. Figuratively, it means to be under an obligation just as the word unto. Whoever these Hebrew were, they were not fulfilling one of the reasons for their being called to salvation during that age. These individuals could not understand anything further about the Father and Christ, (Ac.2:36; 10:36 both LORD and CHRIST, Zach.14:9; Is.9:6, Mk.12:29), the truth, and way of truth. Because these individuals were lazy in their pursuit of spiritual knowledge, they were going backward instead of forward in their spiritual understanding. They were losing sight of the Father’s vision and goal for their lives as well as the rest of humanity. As Jesus was the fulfillment of all the Law of Moses in human form we are to do the same, we are to keep all His commandments for us in the same manner as He did, Jn.14:6 we are to pick up His yoke and follow Him in all respects to this world as He lived in it so should we all! He said learn of Me this is a commandment and the truth will set you free and free you will be in deed, Jn.8:31-32, Mt.11:29-20. When we become humble and find a servant’s heart and mind; then the Lord will teach you all righteousness! Mt.23:12; Jms.4:10; Lk.4:11; 1 Pt.5:6; Pr.29:23.

Why were they not fulfilling this responsibility? There are only two logical answers to this question. These individuals were either not mentally capable of instructing others in the Father’s truth and way of truth or they were too lazy to spend the time and effort that is necessary to become well versed in the Father’s truth and way of truth. Because the scriptures tell us that the Father has given the spirit of a sound mind (i.e., a mind capable of discipline and self-control) to those who are His and has given the Holy Spirit to lead one into truth, it must have been that they were simply lazy 2 Tim.1:7 & 11; Jn.16:13.

The English word ‘teach’ in verse 11is translated from the Greek word ‘didaskalos’, which means ‘an instructor’ and is used in a number of scriptures in reference to the apostles and those who taught among the elect. See 1 Cor.12:28; 1 Tim. 2:7; also in 2 Tim.1:11, 4:3. Here, we have individuals who are in spiritual jeopardy because they have not advanced past the first learning phase of their spiritual walk and have allowed the things they did learn to slip away.

Teaching with Caution and Due Diligence

The importance of teaching is self-evident. Without being instructed in the Father’s truth, way of truth, and His rules of conduct for His earthly family, no progress can be made toward the goal of spiritual perfection and the Father’s truth and way of truth cannot be represented correctly.

The function of teaching within the church carries with it the responsibility to make sure that what one teaches is truth, because if what one teaches is not correct or not thoroughly explained, it has the potential to adversely affect a person’s life and spiritual growth. This is why the apostle James said, “My brothers, not many of you should be teachers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more severely.” (Jms.3:1 Para.) Lk.12:48.

It should be obvious that new students of truth are not equipped to teach what they do not yet fully know or understand. However, a more advanced student who is conversant with the foundational elements of the truth and the way of truth should be able to explain basic concepts and principles to others. This type of knowledge falls well within what the apostle Peter said about sanctifying the Lord God in our hearts and always being ready to explain the reason that we have a hope of salvation (See 1 Pet.3:15-17).

Three things are necessary in order to fulfill the teaching function:

  1. A teacher must know and understand the subject that is to be taught.
  2. A teacher must be able to present the subject to be taught in an understandable fashion.
  3. A teacher must have students who are willing to be taught and grow in maturity: Which leads to those who want to become teachers themselves, so that they can spread the good news, called the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Before a person can assume the function of teaching within the Father’s family, that person must clearly know and understand what is to be taught. The understanding of what to teach comes through the process of learning and experiencing the truth and the way of truth and growing in grace and in the knowledge of the Father and Son our Savior, 1 Tm.3:16. As a person grows in knowledge and understanding, they will naturally be able to explain what they know to another person. The reprimand by the writer to the Hebrews can easily apply to other functions and responsibilities that are to be performed within the Father’s earthly family. Many other functions and responsibilities also require a depth of knowledge, understanding, and wisdom in the Father’s truth and way of truth before a person can adequately fulfill them. Therefore, being a willing, diligent, and teachable student of truth is a prerequisite to fulfilling your functions and responsibilities. You cannot do anything unless you are equipped to do it!

Not a Novice

(We must learn to walk before he can run)

The apostle Paul told Timothy that there are many prerequisites that must first be in place before a person who desires to serve his brothers and sisters in the faith as a bishop (an overseer) or a deacon (one who minister to others) can take on these responsibilities. Moreover, Paul forbids a person who is just beginning to learn the truth and way of truth to fulfill such positions. See 1 Tim.3:1-13. Although it is neither necessary nor possible for everyone to fulfill every function and responsibility within the Father’s family, there comes a time when you should be able to make the transition from a novice to a mature steward in order to adequately fulfill your functions and responsibilities within the family. The goal of each student of truth should be to grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Father and our Savior, (Is.44:6Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his (Israel’s) redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God. This is who Jesus is! 1 Tm.3:16): in order to more effectively carry out their particular functions and responsibilities within the family. This type of growth is only possible through yielding to the Father’s will for one’s life and through diligent prayerful study and meditation in His laws, precepts, and principles and the fulfilling of one’s current functions and responsibilities in His earthly family to the best of one’s ability.

Grace, Faith, Works, and Stewardship

The scriptures clearly reveal that there are two kinds of faith: faith that is belief and faith that is power. Both types of faith have a positive result within a person’s life and within the Father’s family to the furtherance of His purpose for His family and the work He has given it to do. In order to successfully exercise faith that is true belief, there are two actions that must be taken:

  1. You must truly believe in the promises of God the Father in Jesus Christ.
  2. You must exercise this belief by doing what you know to be the Father’s will in your life. To know that the Lord’s will is that none should be lost, but that all come to repentance and receive the baptism of water in Jesus’ name and be gloriously filled with His indwelling Holy Spirit and to become one in like faithfulness in unity to the brethren of Jesus Christ a true Disciple in word and deed! Then grow to be an Apostle, being the LORD’S husbandman of sown fields; reaping where others have sown and graft into the living vine of the Lord’s church, and then begin to teach others to do the same!

Although the Father through Jesus Christ is extremely concerned about our well-being and has great pleasure in fulfilling His promise to help us in our efforts toward spiritual maturity and perfection, He expects us to exercise faith and works as a part of our stewardship’s functions and responsibilities within the family.

Notice what the apostle James was inspired to record about the subject of faith and works: (James 2:14-17 LBP) “Dear brothers, what’s the use of saying that you have faith and are Christians if you aren’t proving it by helping others? Will that kind of faith save anyone? If you have a friend who is in need of food and clothing, and you say to him, “Well, good-bye and God bless you; stay warm and eat hearty,” and then don’t give him clothes or food, what good does that do? So you see, it isn’t enough just to have faith. You must also do good to prove that you have it. Faith that doesn’t show itself by good works is no faith at all–it is dead and useless” (vs.14-17). Please read and study the entire second chapter of James (No useful servant of God, will do the Father any good unless; He study all scripture and use it according to context correctly; for this reason Paul exclaimed all scripture is for doctrine, reproof, correction etc. 2 Tm.3:16-17: We use it to His glory or fall short of our calling!). Notice that you will be judged by what you do as well as what you believe. It is very important to understand what James is saying about works. James says it takes physical effort as well as the correct attitude to fulfill God’s laws, precepts, and principles in your life,Jn.14:15 which can only be done correctly if your love for Jesus is right before Him! It is not enough just to have faith that is belief, because belief without works is no belief at all; it is dead and useless. However, you should not try to prove your faith by doing works; true faith produces good works of itself, because it is the fruit of God’s Holy Spirit being manifested in your life, which is the love of God as He loved humanity; it will show itself in you and in others as well! For that which is of Righteousness is from the Righteous one, 1 Jn.3:7!

True faith that is belief and righteous works come from an internal desire to do what is right and good, not from a desire to prove something to another person. True faith and good works are the natural result of yielding to the influence of the Holy Spirit, being a dedicated and responsible student of the Father’s truth and way of truth in your life, and being a good steward of the functions and responsibilities that Jesus has assigned you as a member of His earthly family.

A Doer of the Word with Deeds

Stewardship has to do with being proactive in administering your personal skills, talents, gifts of the spirit and your functions and responsibilities within the Father’s earthly family. This is why the apostle James emphasized the need for faith together with works:

“But you be doers of the word, not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone hears the word, and does not do it, he is like to a man looking at his face in a mirror. Because he looks at himself and departs, and right away forgets what kind of man he was. But whoever looks into the perfect law of liberty, and continues in it , he is not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed because of his work” (Jms.1:22-25 Para.)

This analogy pictures the following two categories of the elect:

  1. The person who truly understands their calling and what is required of them but does nothing about it soon forgets the awesome opportunity and responsibility as member of the Father’s family of king-priests.
  2. The person who truly understands their awesome calling and what is required of them, and do what they know they should be doing in order to be blessed for their effort, but more importantly to be a blessing to all around them, in word and deed, Ro.12:18-21; Heb.12:14-16, turn not back to the world and the care thereof!

Your attitude toward your calling determines which of these two categories you are in. In James’ analogy, self-deception seems to be the result of truly understanding the Father’s will for one’s life, but believing that it is not necessary to practice his will. In order to avoid being self-deceived, you must truly know the Father’s will and diligently practice what you know to be His will for your life. It is important to understand that James sets this instructional analogy within the context of an active pursuit of a righteous lifestyle and the various attitudes, behaviors, trials, temptations, problems, and situations that commonly occur as you work out your salvation, Jn.14:15. These are the tests and trials that will be our character building blocks, so that we will be tried by or in the fire of this world to harden and purify our hearts into hearts that are like our Fathers’ of pure Gold, of Love and Righteousness, Jn.16:33.

Lip Service

While speaking to those at Rome about the law (in the context of all that is set forth as a way of life for those who truly believe and follow the teachings of the Sovereign God), the apostle Paul states a principle that will help you bring the Father’s vision and goal for your life and salvation into focus: “For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified” (Rom.2:13 KJV). Many people hear the law (i.e., the truth and the way of truth and translate it as legalism), but just hearing does not translate into a positive result in a person’s life. Paul explains that a person is justified (made righteous) by what one does as well as what one believes. It is the application of truth and your faith, which brings a positive result in one’s life. When we step out in Faith it is accounted to us as in Righteousness by works, the act of doing something is in fact our justification through our faith in glorifying the Father. Learning the Father’s truth, His way of truth, and His rules of conduct for His earthly family is meaningless unless what is learned is put into practice in such a way that it furthers the Sovereign Father’s purpose for one’s calling and one’s existence as a member of his family; as well as edifying the whole church family. The failure of the majority of the Father’s children to diligently apply His truth, His way of truth, and His rules of conduct for His earthly family as a function of their stewardship is a root cause of the doctrinal chaos and the lack of unity within His family during this age. For this is our reasonable service to the Father; to carry our His will and commandments, Romans12:1-2. This is the reason of lack of power in today’s churches, for they lack unity in prayer, fasting, Holiness, Righteousness, and accountability for what has been learned! The doing of it! Jesus said If we love Him we will keep His commandments, this means doing them and He will reward them with what they pray for! Because they know and do His will they know how and what to pray and how to pray for it, in the power of the Holy Spirit in them! This is what makes an Apostle, one who is as the Father is! He walks in truth and lives in the scriptures! Otherwise how can we say that we have put on Christ Jesus and not walk therein?

Rules of Conduct

Once the rules of conduct that govern the Father’s earthly family are

taught, learned, and diligently practiced, internal problems within the family can be easily managed.    The following are some of the beneficial results of teaching, learning, and diligently practicing these rules of conduct. We must teach accountability!

  • Expose an errant member’s attitudes and behaviors regardless of their function or responsibility within the family. See Gal.2:11-21; 2 Tim.3:1-9; 2 Thes.3:6-15; Titus 3:9-11; 2 Jn.1:6-11
  • Provide quick and just resolution to attitudinal and behavioral problems, which usually stems from our adversary, and getting away from scripture! See Matt.8:16; 1 Cor.5:6-13; Rom.16:17; 1 Tim.6:1-5.
  • Maintain peace and harmony within the family. See Matt.5:21-25 settle matters quickly between brethren; Acts 15:1-41; Rom.12:9-10, 14:1-23; Eph.4:1-3; Col.3:12-17; 1 Jn.5:14-17. Disciples and stewards should strive to model themselves after Romans chapter 8; & 12; and the rest of the Epistles for that is, what they are for, to keep order in our Father’s earthy house our church that He purchased with His own blood, Ac.20:28, and move ever forward in unity, strength and maturity, in the hope of our salvation in all faith. The last possible course of action to take is in, 1 Tm.1:20, sometimes you must give them over to Satan and hope they will come to their senses and repent after the Lord chastises them sufficiently!

Your Unity and Purpose

It is clear that the Father’s holy nation and family of king-priests on earth was originally conceived and established to function as a team effort to accomplish its task; the Lord knew Adam could not do it on his own so He (God) made him a help meet to bring joint endeavors to be; because two working together is better than one by himself and a threefold cord is not easily broken, Ecc.4:8-12, how much more will the impact of our church be, if all get in tune and step with our Lord’s Holy Spirit leading the way in unity! Those called to be students and stewards within His holy nation and family are intended to be loving and caring individuals who, while proclaiming His good news message (the gospel), are to exhibit the holy lifestyle taught to them to be as an example to this world, to be part of it but not to be of it, 2 Cor.6:17-18, Ac.2:40, Jm.4:4; 1 Jn.2:15-17; without holiness and righteousness no man will enter into His kingdom!

During this age, there is no central authority on earth governing the Sovereign Father’s family of king-priests scattered throughout the nations, and there is no central authority clearly and concisely teaching the Father’s truth and way of truth to His scattered children. However, His family and nation does exist. The task given to His family to proclaim His message and educate His newly adopted children has not changed. The requirements for living a righteous lifestyle and being a willing, dedicated, responsible, and teachable student (or vessel,            1 Cor.3:16-17 do not defile it, spiritually or physically!) of truth and the way of truth has not changed. Moreover, the requirement to be a faithful and profitable steward of the functions and responsibilities with which one is entrusted has not changed. So what has changed? The only thing that has changed is the perception of what it means to be a dedicated, diligent, teachable student of truth and a profitable steward in the Father’s earthly family of king-priests. Paul explained to the Corinthians that all members of the Father’s earthly family have an important function and responsibility within the family and are vital to its success. This is why we must endeavor to make sure all members receive the Holy Spirit, for without the Holy Spirit we labor in vain. For how are we to know God’s will for us unless we are led and taught by the Holy Spirit? We are to pick up the weaker brother and not let Him founder in being unlearned, for he will become the weak link in our chain! Mt.9:25 and Peter in Ac.9:40, for where there in unbelief it will keep an act of God’s glory and mercy from being fulfilled!

Distribution of Power and a Unified Body

1 Corinthians 12:1-27:

“Now God gives many kinds of special abilities, but it is the same Holy Spirit which is the source of them all. There are different kinds of service to God, but it is the same Lord we are serving. There are many ways in which God works in our lives, but it is the same God who does the work in and through all of us who are His. The spirit displays God’s power through each of us as a means of helping the entire church” (vs.4-7 LPB) Paul says that different authorizations, gifts, and powers are given for the benefit of the entire family: “For to one is given by the spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same spirit; To another faith by the same spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of languages; To another the interpretation of languages” (vs.8-10 KJV). There are three very important things to learn about spiritual authorizations and powers from these three verses:

  1. Not everyone is given the same authorization or power.
  2. It is one spirit through which these authorizations and powers flow. (98)
  3. That it is possible to grow in these spiritual gifts, through prayer and fasting, so that we may glorify the Father in our service to Him. Ask and you shall receive, Mt.6:33; 7:7-8, etc till Mt.5:48 becomes a reality.

Distribution of Power

The distribution of spiritual gifts within the family is for the purpose of unifying the body into a single powerful and effective force in order to accomplish the Father’s goals for its existence: “But the one and same spirit works all these things, distributing separately to each as he wills. For as the body is one, and has many members, but all the members of the one body, being many, is one body: so also is Christ. For also we all were baptized by one spirit into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, even all were given to drink into one spirit” (1 Corinthians 12:11-13 Para.). What seems to escape many of the Father’s children during this age is that the Father’s family is a single entity within which each individual member has stewardship over important functions and responsibilities that must be performed for the benefit of the entire family and its collective work.

A Powerful and Unified Body

  “For the body is not one member, but many. If the foot says, because I am not the hand, I am not a part of the body. Is this true? And if the ear says, because I am not the eye, I am not a part of the body. Is this true? If the whole body were an eye, how could it hear? If the whole were an ear, how could it smell? But God has set each and every member in the body as it has pleased him”: If the body was only one part, how could it be a body? But, the body is made up of many differing parts, yet, it is one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, I do not need you, nor the head to the feet, I do not need you:” (Vs.14-21 Para.), of 1 Cor.12.

If each member of the Father’s family is necessary for it to function properly and perform its collective responsibility, why is it not functioning as a unified entity during this age? The answer to this question is simple. The family as a whole is dysfunctional in this age, because few of its members know and understand what it means to be a student of the truth and the way of truth and a steward of their individual and collective functions and responsibilities. Moreover, most of those who do know and understand these things are not practicing them or fulfilling their personal and collective functions and responsibilities in a diligent and expeditious manner. See Revelation, chapters 2 and 3–“he that has an ear, let him hear what the spirit says to the called ones.” We must learn to overcome this world and our very own flesh which doeth hinder us! We must learn to operate in the Holy Spirit, that which is flesh is flesh and that which is Spirit is Spirit, Jn.3:6! The flesh profiteth nothing it is the Spirit that quickeneth, Jn.6:63! We must learn to walk not by sight but by the Holy Spirit leading us into all truths and powers! The more we know to be true the more our faith grows! Mt.17:20-21; 21:21-22: Keys to the power of God!

Paul completes his reprimand and instruction to the Corinthians with the following facts and an appeal for them to put aside their pettiness; concerning who has the greater gift, who holds the greater position of honor, and who is the more important member of the family:

“The parts of the body, which seem to be weak and less important and are extremely necessary. And those parts of the body, which we feel less worthwhile we pay more attention; therefore, these parts become more important in relation to the other parts of the body. Moreover, the other parts need less attention. Therefore, God has assembled the body, so that the seeming less important parts will receive greater attention in order to eliminate division in the body and so that each member receives the same care. And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or one member receives honor, all the members rejoice with that member. Now you are the body of Christ as individual members” (vs.22-27). For a great work to be accomplished during this age, individuals who are dedicated, responsible, and teachable students and stewards of the truth and way of truth having unity of thought and purpose must come together. The apostle Paul has this advice to the church regarding unity of purpose and spirit:

“Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited” (Rom.12:16 NIV).

“Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment” (1 Cor.1:10 KJV). See also Eph.4:1-16; 1 Pet.4:1-2.

Although Paul spoke to the Corinthians specifically concerning the stewardship of the ministry, his instruction clearly applies to all members in the Father’s family, because all have stewardship over their particular functions and responsibilities to himself and within his family (The Church family, as well as being ministers at home in their own homes among all their children, as well as all members of their extended families!).

“Let a man so account of us, as of the servants of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards that a man is found faithful” 1 Cor.4:1-2 KJV.

Judgment and Rewards

The Father promises immortal life to all who live a righteous lifestyle during this age; however, the authority, the office, and the glory that you will receive in the Father’s heavenly family and kingdom are predicated on how you carry out your stewardship of your skills, talents, gifts of the spirit, and functions and responsibilities with which you are entrusted. See Dan.12:3; Matt.25:14-30; 2 Cor.9:6-15.

Judgment

Because judgment and rewards are predicated on what you do with your skills, talents, gifts of the spirit, and the functions and responsibilities with which you are entrusted. It is extremely important for you to seek to know what these gifts are, (when you step out believing in faith all things are possible, the Lord will make a way, He will confirm your faith, so until you know for sure what your gifts are go forth just knowing if it is in God’s will than it will happen, it may not be a instantaneous, but it will happen if you can see it as if it has already happened, then it will, especially if two or more agree together with one another.), and then diligently use them to the best of your ability for the benefit of the Father, His family, and your spiritual growth. The following scriptures reinforce the fact that each person who has been made a part of the Father’s holy nation and royal family on earth is required to do works: “For we all must appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what we did, whether good or bad” (2 Cor.5:10 Para.). Every day we die daily whether we want to admit it or not; what we do with the time the Lord gives us is extremely important, what we do with it and who is being served by our actions! Are you being served for your own needs or is God and His kingdom being served?

Make no mistake. There will be a judgment of the elect of God and all of humanity. For the faithful elect, this judgment will be at the first resurrection because a life filled with learning the Father’s truth and way of truth, practicing this truth, and being a profitable trustworthy steward in His family, will be rewarded whether good or bad, 1 Pt.4:16-19. Those of the first resurrection will not be judged at the second resurrection as in, Matt.25:32-40. For the rebellious unprofitable steward within the Father’s family, there will be the resurrection to death from which there is no return because of a life filled with evil works or a life of no works at all as noted in Matthew 25:14-30. See also Matt.25:41-46; Lk.19:12-27. Because Jesus is head of the church and the administrator of the Father’s kingdom (Jesus is the builder of that house, for all things were created for Him and by Him; who has more honor the house or the builder of the house: Heb.3:1-15, Jn.1:1-5 refer to Jn.8:12 refer to Gen.1:3 God created himself to be light and divide the world into two realms good and evil, which was orderly and one of confusion. And then in verse 4 He separated everything and made order of it! Then He went about putting creation in order; but this is another lesson not for now!), He will judge the quality of each person’s works for the Father: “But why do you judge your brother? Or why do you despise your brother? For all shall stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it has been written, I live, says the Lord, every knee will bow to me, and every tongue confess to God. So then each one of us will give account concerning himself to God” (Rom.14:10-12 KJV Para.). See also 2 Cor.5:10-11(so let us judge ourselves to His standards, for we are to judge no one, but we are to judge ourselves most seriously because of His standards, by His Word we will stand or be cut asunder!: Mt.4:4; Lk.6:46; Mt.24:35!). Each of the Father’s children must give an account of their life and the works that they have or have not done.

Rewards

For those who have been given the opportunity to participate in the first resurrection, the rewards that can be received for diligent service to the Father our Lord Jesus Christ, are awesome and far above any offered to those who come after them. See 1 Cor.1:9-31; 2:9-16; (Jms.2:5; Lk.12:1-59; Ex.20:6); Heb.11:35; 1 Cor.13:1-2. The apostles, John and Paul, recorded the following concerning attitudes, behaviors, and rewards for spiritual work during this age of salvation: “And he said to me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he who 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. And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be” (Rev.22:10-12 KJV). See also Rom.2:7; Matt.19:16-17; Lk.10:25-28; 18:18-27. “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, and then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your sting? O grave, where is your victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be you steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord” (1 Cor.15:52-58 KJV). See also Heb.6:10.

Summary Comments Part 2

A Student and Steward of Truth

Being a student and steward of the Father’s truth and way of truth is not an optional commitment within the Father’s earthly family and holy nation; being a student and steward is mandatory. When you become a part of the Father’s earthly family, you automatically become a student and steward of truth and are to participate in a lifelong process of learning, practicing, and perfecting the concepts and principles of His truth under the tutelage of Christ and through the teaching and guidance of His Holy Spirit dwelling within you, Jn.14:18, (let this be an forever kindled Fire!!). Moreover, as you begin to mature spiritually, you must begin to assume the functions and responsibilities that you have been called to perform as a member of the Father’s family.

It is at this point that the educational process and the practice of being a profitable steward within the Father’s family have mostly broken down during this age of the church. Since the demise of the early church, the teachings of Christ and the apostles concerning stewardship have been watered down and have given way too many of the teachings of counterfeit Christianity. Because of this, most of the spiritual leaders among the elect have assumed many of the functions and responsibilities that clearly belong to each individual member of the Father’s family. The removal of these functions and responsibilities from their rightful owners has robbed many family members not only of opportunities to grow spiritually but also of potential opportunities to serve the Father, their fellow king-priests, and of the potential rewards for this service.

For most of the Father’s family, the lack of understanding true discipleship and the lack of performance of true stewardship has existed for many centuries. Although the solution to this problem is simple, few are willing to implement it for various reasons that are in opposition to the letter and spirit of the Father’s truth and way of truth. The reality is that, the solution will not be implemented throughout the Father’s entire Family; however, it can be implemented and exercised on a personal level in the minds, hearts, and actions of those who truly understand their responsibility; to be a willing and dedicated student and steward of the Father’s truth and way of truth and learn to serve others with His kind of love for all mankind!

Being an Active Steward

Because your performance as a steward within the Father’s family will determine your eternal destiny, it is important to again state the following:

  • The basic function of a steward is to care for another person’s affairs or possessions with which the steward is entrusted.
  • Under the stewardship of Christ which is the Father, Jn.10:30, Ac.10:36 Lord of all, Jn.14:6, has entrusted His children with stewardship over His truth and way of truth, which they are to learn and practice to the best of their ability while administering their individual skills, talents, gifts of the spirit, and functions and responsibilities within His family as king-priests. See 1 Pet.4:1-13 because if we are living according to His statutes we will suffer persecution and tribulations in this life time, Jn.16:33 and we will be glorified as He was also! We must overcome this world and its carnalities of the flesh or perish with all non-believers to the Lake of Fire were the worm dieth not and you are the fuel for the fire, Eze.21:32!
  • A steward within the Father’s family is a student of the Father’s truth, His way of truth, and His rules of conduct for His earthly family and is responsible for practicing and perfecting what is being learned. See Eph.4:11-16.
  • One thing we all can do right off the start, is start a intercessory prayer ministry, for the sick, those in prison, and those with special needs, work, jobs, and a city wide and worldwide Church Revival and for your church as well; to reach lost souls, and ask Him to let you grow in the Lord daily, for this is where we will get the most work done at the beginning; for we can do nothing on our own unless He is in it, Jn.15:1-9. By the power of the Holy Spirit (Which is LOVE! 1 Jn.4:8!) we become His overcomers.
  • Every new convert must establish a constant prayer life and learn how to pray without ceasing in order to grow in function and maturity!

Functions and Responsibilities

There are clearly functions and responsibilities of stewardship that belong to those in official positions of service within the Father’s family, such as the ministry, Eph.4:11And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: and individuals assigned to assist widows, orphans, (Jm.1:27Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.). However, these individuals are not the only ones within the Father’s family who are obligated to be stewards. Stewardship is a function and a responsibility assigned to each member of the Father’s family. This is noted in many of Christ’s parables and the teachings of the apostles. The question is whether or not all the members in the Father’s family of earthly king-priest are stewards, because all members are commanded to be stewards. The question is what are the specific functions and responsibilities of a steward within the Father’s family? In order to answer this question a person must diligently search and study the scriptures to know and understand these functions and responsibilities and their application within the family. Clearly in order to perform certain stewardship functions and responsibilities, a person must be an active participant in a local congregation of the elect. However, the performance of many functions and responsibilities of stewardship within the Father’s family do not require being a member of a local congregation, for we could be part of many. The following is a short list of some of the many stewardship functions and responsibilities that apply to each member within the Father’s earthly family of king-priests.

Active Stewardship

  • Administration of your natural skills, talents, and spiritual gifts (Eph.4:1-16; 1 Cor.14:12)
  • Function as an active team member within the Father’s family (Eph.4:16)
  • Love for each family member (Rom.12:1-21; 1 Pet.1:22-23, 4:1-19; 1Jn.4:21)
  • Understand your opportunity of salvation (2 Cor.5:9-10; Phil.2:10 & 12)
  • Be a righteous example to the ungodly (Matt.5:14-16, 19-20, 21-48 through chapter 7:1-27; Eph.5:8-10; 1 Thes.5:22; 2 Pet.1:19-21, for our righteousness is brought to us from on High by His Prophets and Apostles in His Word; if we obey their words and commandments, Jn.15:20, that were given to us from on High by the Holy Spirit Himself!!! Mt.12:31-32 remember verse 30 if we don’t gather with Him we had better be scattering His seed which is the gospel or He will have none of us! Mk.8:35; Mt.10:28-42)
  • Be responsible for your discipleship (2 Tim.2:15; Titus 3:14; Rom.14:11-12)
  • Be responsible for your spirit and spiritual growth (2 Tim.2:15; 2 Tim.3:16-17; 1 Pet.3:16-17)
  • Work out your salvation (Phil.2:12; 1 Thes.5:21 read all of 1 Thes. 5.)
  • Take responsibility for the conduct and teaching of your children (1 Tim.3:4-5, & 12; Prov.22:6)
  • Serve family members (Gal.5:13-14)
  • Practice God’s law (Jms.2:8; 1 Jn.2:4-6 & 15-17; 3:22-24, 5:3-4, *20*)
  • Preserve knowledge and understanding of the truth (Heb.4:14, 10:23-25; Rev.2:25-29, 3:3, 5, 12, 19-22 remember to listen: 22He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.)
  • Submit to authority (Rom.13:1-2 ff.-10; 1 Pet.2:15-17; Heb.13:17; Titus 3:1-2)
  • Share and be hospitable (Rom.12:13; 1 Pet.4:9-10)
  • Visit the sick and remain pure (Jms.1:27)

Problem Resolution

It is obvious from the many problems within the various congregations of the Father’s family that few see the benefit or the urgency in handling ministerial, interpersonal, or collective problems in accordance with the judicial system set forth by Christ and the apostles. However, problem resolution is an important function and responsibility of each member of the Father’s family.

The cure for problems within the Father’s family is amazingly simple–the cure is adhering to the Father’s rules of conduct for His family members. However, few are willing to implement the cure because of peer pressure, a misguided sense of loyalty or duty, or the fear of loss of friends, fellowship, or position in the church. All of these are the wrong reasons for not carrying out one’s stewardship concerning problem solving within the Father’s family. Rebuke, conflict resolution, or punishment of an errant Family member is mostly unpleasant experiences; nonetheless, these are functions and responsibilities of each steward (Who is in Ministerial position refer to Eph.4:11 for the five fold ministry, for teaching!), in the Father’s family. When problem resolution is administered correctly, it yields the fruit of righteousness.

 Priestly Functions within the Father’s Family

  • Help resolve personal problems (Gal.6:1-2)
  • Intercede to the Father on behalf of all family members (Eph.6:18; Jms.5:16)
  • Intercede to the Father on behalf of an errant family member (1 Jn.5:14-17; Jms.5:16)
  • Reprimand and forgive (Lk.17:3-4)
  • Practice the sacrifice of ministerial support (Phil.4:16-18)
  • Practice the sacrifice of praise (Heb.13:15-16)
  • Serve and sacrifice (Rom.12:1-2). All of Romans in chapter 8 & 12 can be an in-depth study of how to walk in God’s favor. (We find favour with God when we adhere to all scriptures; for that is how we become perfect and mature, 2 Tm.3:16-17; Jn.15:20 we must adhere to the apostles doctrines without fail!)

Due Diligence as a Steward

Your basic responsibility as a steward is to manage everything that the Father has given into your care, whether physical possessions (as well as your own finances, Pr.22:7), skills, personal skills, talents, and gifts of the spirit, or a position of service within his family. Each steward is required to use what they have been given in order to increase their personal worth to the Father and accomplish something of value for Him to claim as His own when they give an account of their life’s work. See Matt.25:14-30; 2 Cor.5:10. A person who is serious about their salvation will make an every effort to become educated in the various aspects of stewardship within the Father’s family, and then actively perform the functions and responsibilities that apply to them to the best of their ability; happily for they are knowing that they are laying up a treasure of unspeakable joy to come, with a crown of life with countless jewels of glory in it, for all the lost souls being brought to the Lord: For we are His living stones, 1 Peter 2:5 and (jewels) Rev. 2; 3; Mal.3:16-18.

Final Summary

Although discipleship and stewardship are different in execution, one is dependent on the other because neither can fulfill the purpose for which it was designed without the other. Moreover, both discipleship and stewardship must be performed simultaneously in order for one to be a viable and productive member of the Father’s family. Discipleship is learning the Father’s truth and way of truth and stewardship is practicing what one has learned. Discipleship and stewardship within the Fathers family is to be a cooperative effort, not a competition to see who can obtain the highest position of honor and prominence within the family it is to build and to edify what already exists! Discipleship and stewardship should be performed to help build the family into a more spiritually mature entity in order to perform the work for which it was established. The importance of discipleship and stewardship goes to the very core of one’s relationship with God the Father our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; with one’s brothers and sisters in the faith, and the work of church.

Clearly, if you are serious about your eternal destiny, you should pay careful attention to the many instructions concerning your discipleship and stewardship within the Father’s family. The writer to the Hebrews said the following concerning the awesome opportunity offered to those called to salvation during this age: “But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool? Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? Therefore, we ought (to owe or pay back a dept or to take upon you a requirement to be fulfilled as in following a commandment; as when the Lord says to go see unto it! The thing must be done or we will face His wrath to come!); to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward; How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by them that heard him [i.e., Christ] . . .” (Heb.1:13-14; 2:1-3 KJV).

The Decision Is Yours

The decision of whether or not to become a willing, dedicated, responsible, and teachable student of truth and a faithful steward of the skills, talents, gifts of the spirit, and functions and responsibilities with which you have been entrusted belongs unto you alone. You must decide what to do with the awesome opportunity to become an immortal spirit-being within the Father’s family and kingdom, because our heavenly Father in Jesus Christ will not decide for you, you must seek a position on your own, and most assuredly if you fail to accept a position that He has instructed you to do or use His gifts wisely or unwisely, and do not fulfill your obligation to Him you will be held accountable just as Jonah was; even the servant that was torn asunder and cast out to outer darkness were there will be gnashing of teeth.

Each individual can quit, standstill, or go forward in their relationship with the Sovereign Father and Savior. This decision is ours alone. Whether we succeed or fail is entirely our responsibility. Our eternal destiny is totally in our control. Regarding each individuals responsibility to choose; this is the free will given to all, which is of God; the Creator God told ancient Israel in Deuteronomy 30:15-16: “See, I have set before you this day life and good, and death and evil; In that I command you this day to love the Lord your God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that you may live and multiply: and the Lord your God shall bless you in the land where you go to possess.” The Creator God gave ancient Israel an opportunity of life or death, just as the Sovereign Father is giving the opportunity of life and death to those He calls to salvation during this age. This is why Paul said the following to the elect at Philippi: “Wherefore, my beloved, as you 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. For it is God which works in you both to will and to do his good pleasure” (Phil.2:12-13 KJV). See also, 1 Cor.10:13; Gal.6:3-10; 2 Tm.2:19-22. The instruction to “work out your own salvation” means that you must manage your life in such a way that it conforms to God’s laws, precepts, and principles, Is.28:9-13. To do this, you must expend a sincere amount of time and diligent effort to learn the Father’s truth and way of truth and diligently practice it within your life in faith believing God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him, Heb.11:6.

Only when you sincerely seek to learn, understand, and live according to the Father’s laws, precepts, and principles and respect, love, obey, and please Him, can He work His will and purpose in your life. Whether or not you are fortunate enough to have fellowship with other members of the Father’s family, or not, it is your responsibility to contribute to the success of His entire earthly family of king-priests through being educated in His truth and way of truth and being the best steward within His family that you can be. The Father and our Lord Jesus has committed himself and His tremendous resources to helping us succeed and obtain the goal of salvation. In order to succeed, all one has to do is put forth an honest effort. See Matt.6:25-34; Heb.13:5-7 remember Jesus is the same yesterday today and forever, Heb.13:8; Jn.14:12-14; Rom.14:11-18; Phil.2:12. Because God the Father our Lord Jesus Christ wants us to succeed, He has given us a manual for our success, it is the Bible. All we have to do is study that manual, take it to heart what is recorded in it, and diligently apply what is learned in it, to our life. If we do this, success is guaranteed if you truly Love Him without His kind of love in you, you will not succeed: It takes the Holy Ghost kind of love in order to succeed!!!

In order to be His we have to allow ourselves to be used as He was; without care to self just follow the Holy Spirit’s leading in all we say or do and allow Him to lead us into all truths, in holiness and righteousness, without which no man will enter into His kingdom, Heb.12:14!

Jesus said He is the way, the truth, and the life we are to be as Him in this present day and age not conforming to this world and its doctrines of social economies; as in lust of money, for covetousness of anything but God is putting something before Him which will lead to all mankind’s fall, See, 2 Chr.9:13 the mark of the beast 666 capitalism the love of money is the root of all evil, 1 Tm.6:10.

We must be conformed into Jesus Christ by being baptized in His name, Ac.4:12, putting on Christ and being born-again, 1 Cor.5:9-21 we see in Gal.3:27For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. 29And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. We have the promise of life eternal in peace with our heavenly Father our Lord Jesus Christ who has purchased us with His own blood, Ac.20:28Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which He hath purchased with his own blood.

If we fail to gather in the gifts of the Lord we cannot perform all that is in the Father’s will for His children; His children are to be strong in faith and in works of His kind as in the supernatural realms which are to be natural to those who are born again of the Holy Spirit; without which no man will see the eternal kingdom, Ro.8:9, but fall into perdition with this world and its sort who cannot come to believe in all scripture, for it takes all scripture to come to Jesus and be His forever living in His truth and the power of His eternal Spirit living in you!

Grow in maturity and study to show thyself approved rightly dividing His word by living correctly in it; the scriptures, should be seen in you and be apparent by your conduct, by your speech, and most importantly by your actions towards all; in and out of the family of God, we must have a good report with all people, not just the church! Live in the Lord and grow daily as we become ever closer to being like Jesus Christ until we have sacrificed all, from love of God, towards all men! He gave His all to all; we must do the same if we dare think ourselves His disciples, let alone stewards of His grace!

He gave all to the whole world and we must do the same to be like Him, do we not? If He gave all; that is all He will be looking for in us, as well!

By: B.L. Cocherell & By:

Lords Way Ministries
Humble servant and Reverend G. L. Boyett

Holiness and Oneness Scriptures; for your individual studies!

2 Cor.6:14Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 15And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 16And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 17Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. 18And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty: see Mt.1:23 and Is.9:6 Jesus is God Almighty, the God of All in All, 1Cor.15:28 and God all by Himself; whether you want to admit it or not! There is no other God besides Him ye I know not any; Is.44:6Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his (Jacob Israel’s Bride who has made themselves spotless and those gentiles, who have been grafted in!) 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. 8Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.

Is.41:4Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I the LORD, the first, and with the last; I am he: Is.43:10Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. 11I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour. Is.45:5I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me: 6That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else. 7I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things. 8Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have created it.

Deu.4:35Unto thee it was shewed, that thou mightest know that the LORD he is God; there is none else beside him. Deu.32:39See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand. 40For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live forever. 41If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me. 42I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh; and that with the blood of the slain and of the captives, from the beginning of revenges upon the enemy. 43Rejoice, O ye nations, with his people: for he will avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land, and to his people.

1 Sam.2:2There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God. 2 Sam.22:31As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him. 32For who is God, save the LORD? and who is a rock, save our God? Joel2:27And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed. All of this is for nought if we don’t come to grips with these verses and tie them all together; just as He is one, Zech.14:9And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one!

Mk.12:29And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: 30And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And this by Jesus himself: Jn.10:30 I and the Father are One; Jn.8:24 You will die in your sins if you do not believe I Am He: Jn.20:28And Thomas answered and said unto him, My LORD and my God. Mt.1:23 call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us! Jn.12:45And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me! Jn.14:7If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. 8Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us. 9Jesus saith unto him: “Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?”

This was given to me from our Lord Jesus Christ personally; For all who will hear what thus sayeth the Lord!

Isaiah59:1-21 The Lord will always have a prophet, for His generation; BY Rev. G. L. Boyett. Rev.19:10; Ecc.12:7-14; Ps.2:1-12; Is.55:1-13; Mal.3:16-18; Deu.28:14; Josh.1:7; Deu.5:32-33; Jn.14:15; Mt.7:13Enter 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 is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Mt.22:14For many are called, but few are chosen. Lk.6:46And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? 47Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:  48He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. 49But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.

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. See what I have said in Mk.8:35 are you doing the same for Me?  40He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. 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. 1Pt1: 20Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. 2Tm.3:16-17. 1 Pt.1:10Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: 11Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. Have I not spoken it shall it not surely come to pass? My words have left My mouth and will not come back empty, for they will accomplish all that I have said for them to do, or My name is not the Lord of Hosts!

Mt5:48; 6:33: Jn.5:14; 8:11: All of this is that you will never have to say: Eli, Eli, lama Sabachthani? Are you; Anathema? You are if you have not been baptized, Mt.4:17, in the only name by which salvation comes, Ac.4:12; 2:38-39; Mk.16:16! Your sins keep your prayers from Me, Pr.15:8; 28:9; Man created a false since of religion that is not according to My scripture; so how can a man stand before Me when he comes to Me; to have an answer for himself; for all those who think they are mine; just because you say I’m a Christian and yet you still live in sin, you are living in a lie, Lk.6:46 you will not stand, Phip.2:10, you will bow before being drug off screaming! Sinners will see the error in horror and say Lord if I had known, I would have done better; and I will answer and say, “Did I not send Paul, and my prophets, apostles, and disciples to you telling you to emulate him and Me; in a more excellent way 1 Cor.12:31; 1Pt.1:11-16, Mt.5:48; and to work out your salvation with fear and trembling? You have not, because you have lost your first love, Me and My Way, and My way is My Will, Lk.11:28But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it!

Every word My Spirit has uttered unto My prophets has been foretold to you and you receive it not; that you may have salvation and you keep regarding it as hearsay and heresy and put thine own words above mine; you have not because you always ask a miss! Even when I came to you myself you reject Me and the words I  have spoken unto you all things that are eternal life, with Me, fore I change not, Mal.3:6, Mt.24:35! For I told you that I spoke that which had been given unto Me from my Father which is my Spirit, because the flesh is always to please the Spirit and if you had known Me you would have known My Father for we are One in the same, Jn.10:30; 12:45; 14:7-9; 20:28 is not My name Immanuel? Jesus is My Greek name, My name in My children’s language is Yashuah this Joshua, meaning Lord is Salvation, am I not your saviour, Titus2:10-15, that has bought you with My own blood, Ac.20:28, Jn.8:24, and 58 I am, the I am, Jude 1:25; Jn.17:3?! Ecc.12:7; 1Tm.3:16; Ro.8:1-9, unless you have Me, you are none of Mine without My Spirit in you, Jn.3:3-18, 14:18; Ro.8:9!For this reason I told you to be baptized in My name, by my disciples did I not? Ac.4:12; 2:38-39; 10:44-48; 19:1-7? Have not I given them the keys to heaven and whatever they bind on earth will be, and is bound in heaven, and has not My prophet John sealed the Book of Life, Rv.22:18-19, that none should add to it or take away from it; so how is it you have not heeded every Holy Spirit filled word that I have given you, Mt.4:4; Lk.4:4; Gal.1:8-9? 2 Tm.3:16-17!

This is the blasphemy that will never be forgiven in this age or the next that I spoke of: Mt.12:30He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad. 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: Because you have not kept My Commandments and have put your words above Mine! If you had Loved Me unconditionally as I loved you, you would have had a fervent desire, a fire that could not have been quenched because it would have been a supernatural fire, Ro.12:1-12, to know Me and My Will for you,  but you would not have My Word for your Counsellor, Jn.1:14; Is.9:6, Mt.12:48-50?

But you sought unwise council because you had twitching ears, you had no desire to reach out to your brother, Mt.12:30, Jn.15:13 as I have done for you; with the same love that I showed unto you: While you were yet sinners I gave Myself for you that you should not have to bear My wrath to come, Ro.2:4, you said you would at repentance, and yet you returned to the mire from which I pulled you out, Heb.12:25-29: Yet I told you to go and sin no more, unless a worse thing come upon you did I not, Jn.5:14; 8:11?! Now I will hear you say, “my God my God why have you forsaken me?!” Lk.6:46; Mt.7:21-23: Now are my angels and saints saying, “Maranatha”  fore I am about to shut the door, and I have given you strong delusions, because you seek your path and have gotten far from Me! Gabriel has the Trumpet to His lips and Michael awaits My command to give the shout for Me to receive My Bride, who has made herself ready for Me; who shout, “Maranatha!!!”

Is Not The Whole World Lost: That Has Not Been Redeemed?

The Lord of Hosts will not look you over for metals of honor, he will not look you over for all your educational degrees, but He will look you over for scars you received waging war against the world and its master, the adversary of truth! Only those who have a child like love in their hearts will enter into His; the Lord’s kingdom! Those who have cried and prayed; countless tears and prayers, for their families and friends and more importantly for all those, who are lost! Those souls who will spend eternity in Hell that was designed for Satan and all the fallen angels, who left their first estate and became lost in disbelief and disobedience!

The sin of Adam and Eve still working today as well, with the same line Satan used on Eve, Satan said, “Did the Lord really say that you would surly die?” “You will not surly die you will be as they and know all things, you will not surly die!” Satan was right you will not surly die, for you will live forever, in the Lake of Fire and he will be your new task master with all the fallen angels tormenting you forever, as you become the fuel for the fire, Eze.21:32, in a land that will not remember you anymore; forever forgotten, screaming in vain, where no one cares or will even hear your cries! No one will have sympathy for you; were you are going! Sin is sin, Ro.6:23; 1 Jn.2:15-17; 1 Jn.3:1-11 without His Love in you; you are in sin, Ro.8:9, no matter how small; all sin will be punished in the lake of fire!

Only those who have given their hearts, minds, spirits, souls, and spend all their strength living for the Lord, with a pure heart,                 2 Tm.2:22, will make it to heaven and be in His presence forever, Mt.22:14 and few there will be! I fail to see how anyone can enjoy this earth and their presence here with all the sin laying at the door, waiting to devour even the strongest, which have lost sight of Jesus just for a moment, Lk.9:62; who have fallen back into perdition, because they failed to keep growing in the Lord’s grace. To be forever backsliding into Hell! Satan is pouring out the oil to the floor in which man steps every day; to try and cause him to slide into perdition Forever Lost!

We are at war; and all  of mankind does not even want to admit who we are fighting: Satan and His imps who have given themselves over to carnality and worldly views such as Hollywood with TV shows of gay and lesbianism couples raising children, while allowing those children to be exposed to that kind of life style as the new norm; which teaches liberalism, and amendments to our constitutional rights to live in a God fearing nation as our original founding father’s fought and died for: Our rights are vanishing; to anything goes coconsciousness (means to be unaware of what is going on around you, living in a false reality of opposite realms where bad is really good and good is really bad, this is the world of today), of immorality and lewdness, the lost reality of our founding fathers ideology turned over to idolatry and covetous and gain seeking wealth and riches for popularity at the cost of souls; to all those children plugged into their schemes to monopolize them into their way of thinking and life styles that they pose as correct and free loving!

The new age of escapism and living in a world of make believe; just as other in our own ranks worship a God who is not according to scripture, for they have made Him up in their own minds! Those who say I’m saved by grace and faith alone, never heeding His (Jesus’, our LORD and SAVIOUR, GOG, ALMIGHTY! Is.9:6; Mt.1:23; 1 Tm.3:16; Jn.10:30; 20:28!), words, Jn.15:20Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. Where is our persecution? Well guess what if you believe the way I believe it is coming and very soon; we will get the opportunity to die for our Lord! They have already labeled us as preaching hate just because our Lord and saviour new that homosexuality is not a natural act! It is lust of the flesh and is a decision; they were not born that way, they decided to act upon their lustful desires; which can be converted over to right thinking, if they are truly born again of His Holy Spirit, which are perfect as He is perfect without spot or blemish, Mt.5:48!

With all that we should be doing for the Lord and looking to reach the lost how can we find any joy here in this temporary home: Jm.4:7Submit your selves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. 9Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. 10Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up; How can we enjoy this world when it is all going to be burning for eternity, when the Lord makes a final end to it, 2 Pt.3:10But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 11Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 12Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? 13Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. 14Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

Jms.4:4Ye adulterers and adulteresses (Those who seek the world and live in the flesh of it! Ro.8:6For 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!), Back to Jms.4:4, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. The Lord is looking for a bride who has made herself ready (The ELITE of the Elect!), she is without spot and wrinkle; how is one to do this? With man it is impossible but with God all things become as it were already fulfilled! Ps.32:1Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. 2Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile. Ro.8:4That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Ro.4:8Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin. The Elect the Redeemed! Those who strive with this world everyday to make sure we find Jesus in our lives as we let Him walk in us and lead us to His glory land! Not by might not by power but by my Spirit thus sayeth the Lord, Zech.4:6: If we walk not in the Spirit how are we to go forward?

Draw near to like minded men of God and seek ye the best way in which to go. Look around and find you a seeker of God and follow him to the house of the Lord and find ye salvation in the Lord of Hosts’ name, Ac.4:12 for there is no salvation but in Jesus’ name and in the baptism of grace washing away all your sins in the pool of remission of sin, Ac.2:38-40, then go and sin no more unless a worse thing come upon you, Jn.5:14; 8:11! Let us seek the Lord while He may be found, for very soon all will vanish away; just as the door on the ark went under water, never to be seen again, until the justified were brought forth, to finish the work of the Lord that He had for them to do! In all the world only eight was found saved, and in this time only one third will be found worthy of our Lord’s Blood, Zech.13:7Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones. 8And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. 9And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God. If the Lord spared not Israel during the first three trials in Egypt why do you think we will not be tried in the fire to come? For at least these: Dan.12:12Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. This is the times and times and a half Daniel spoke of Dan.12:7, in which the author of Hebrews let known we will have to resist unto blood, Heb.12:4Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.

Only those who have been tried will be brought to glory who have proved their heart with actions of loyalty to His word and His Name for His word will be exalted above all His name. Psalm 138:1I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee. 2I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy loving kindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word, above all, thy name: 3In the day when I cried thou answeredst me and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul. 4All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O LORD, when they hear the words of thy mouth. 5Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the LORD: for great is the glory of the LORD. 6Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off. 7Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me. 8The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth forever: forsake not the works of thine own hands. That means to finish what He hath started making right, which will be tried as Jesus was tried and tested, for when we suffer as He did then will we be glorified with Him! Jn.16:33These 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. Ro.8:16The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. 18For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. 19For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.

We will have to suffer this world and all its carnality and cry unto the Lord daily until He avenge us from all this filthiness, Lk.18:7And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? 8I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? Only to those who persevere in all these trials and temptations; be of the world but not of it, touch not the unclean thing and He will be our God, in which we will find our righteousness which dwells in every Holy Spirit filled saint of God; who has truly pledged his heart and purged it according to scripture (2 Tm.3:16-17) with a pure heart, 2 Tm.2:19-26, mind, spirit, soul, and strength, 1 Cor.6:16And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 17Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. 18And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. And few that there will be, Mt.22:14; Mt.24:35!! Mt.7:13Enter 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 is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Do you know where the gate is and do you have the keys to unlock it? Just finding it is going to be a chore for most, but do you have what it takes to go all the way to be with our Master the Lord of Lord’s our Jesus Christ, who is, God Almighty, Is.9:6 Who is perfect in all His ways looking for the same in us as we are to grow into His likeness, 2 Cor.5:21! Or are you going to be one of the foolish who come to Jesus and say Lord I want to see God can you take me to Him? Beings you believe Jesus is the second person of some magical Trinity! My Lord says I am and besides Me there is no other God and if you do not believe I am He you will die in your sins, Jn.8:24! For Jesus was there before Abraham; look to verse 58 of the same chapter: 58Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. 59Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by. That’s right they took up stones because Jesus said He was equal to God that IS WHAT MAKES Him the Immanuel, Mt.1:23 GOD WITH US!!!

Jesus said to Zechariah 500 years before the fact that they will look upon Me whom they have pierced in, Zach.12:10. The Holy Spirit which is Jesus before the flesh, See 1 Tm.3:16 The Holy Spirit saw it as if it has Already Happened! God is a Spirit Jn.4:24 and that Spirit which is God is Holy and is the only Holy Spirit there was an ever will there be; and that Spirit was incarnated in the flesh, Jn.1:1-18; read it, the begotten God, according to the Greek translation! Now let us learn to walk before the Lord in Righteousness as in He is Holy so all of His people are Holy as He is or they will be none of His!!! Ex. 19:5-6, a Holy nation of Priests, above all the people of the earth! Lv.11:44-45 and Peter new this as well, 1 Pt.1:14-17 all these are Holiness verses, so that tells me His people are to be Holy people, for the Lord changes not! The Lord told Peter to get thee behind Him because Peter wanted the things of man and this world; and not the things of God, and Peter was called Satan; for allowing his pride and carnality to take a hold of him in the fear of losing his master which was revealing all things to them that were the words of life, Jn.6:68Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life. So without Jesus we have no eternal life: and we have no eternal hope unless we Keep His Commandments in our love for Him, Jn.14:15: 2 Tm.3:15-17: All scripture, is how we find eternal rest as we die daily in His Word. Jesus Is LORD Of ALL, Ac.10:36 and God hath made Him both LORD and Christ it was His own doings, Ac.2:36! Follow Jesus or perish for eternity in Hell, Jn.14:6 He is the WAY the TRUTH and the LIFE no one goes to the Father but in, through, by, and with Jesus’ Spirit in them, Ro.8:9! Speaking in tongues was given for this evidence so you would know when you had received Him; you will not have to ask anyone if you got it, everyone around you will know it already; it will be all over you and getting on them!

If you got baptized in any other way than was spoken of by our apostles then all you did was get wet and follow some religious ritual. You must be born again of water and of the Holy Spirit or you are none of Jesus’, Ac.2:38Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 39For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the LORD our God shall call. 40And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. This is that narrow path to the straight gate; now if you do all these things in faith believing and with a pure heart just for the Love of Christ Jesus who died for us, to redeem us from our sins then and only then; after you are speaking with the Holy Spirit giving you the utterances; then you will have the keys to His gate to enter into His realm and His kingdom to come! Repent find ye the Lord today while He may be found; time is about to be no more and we will step into eternity with or without our Lord; one way or the other! Study the Lord’s scripture and show thy self approved, a workman not being ashamed at His coming, for He is coming for His bride who has made herself without spot and wrinkle! Today is the day of salvation; for all have sinned and come short of His glory! All have to repent even for the unknown sins of which we are ignorant of! Are ye washed in the Blood of the Lamb slain from before the foundations of Creation! Ac.4:12; Salvation comes in no other name but in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins! And all of His people say in Jesus name: Amen and Amen!!!

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Rev. Brother G. L. Boyett

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1Tm.3:16 & 6:11-21; Is.60:1-22; 2Tm.3:16-17; Gen.17:1; Mt.5:48; Heb.13:8; Amos3:1-8

Gal.4:16Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?

~ Even so, if I be persecuted for His sake, I find myself in good company, in the company of the Élite of the Elect! ~                                                                                                                                                                                                Quote from: Rev. Bro. G. L. Boyett