What are we supposed to give to our God?

From the beginning of time, the people of God gave to the House of God~!!~ Even unto this very day~!!!~

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What are we supposed to give to our God?

Jn.14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.

Gen.28: 16 And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not.

17 And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.

18 And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.

19 And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.

20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,

21 So that I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall the Lord be my God:

22 And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God’s house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.

 

Giving to God: (Thompson Chain Reference Bible: Sec.2120)

Ex.25:1 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring me an offering: of every man that giveth it willingly with his heart ye shall take my offering. (Ex.35:And Moses spake unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying, This is the thing which the Lord commanded, saying,

Take ye from among you an offering unto the Lord: whosoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it, an offering of the Lord).

Nu.31:50 We have therefore brought an oblation for the Lord, what every man hath gotten, of jewels of gold, chains, and bracelets, rings, earrings, and tablets, to make an atonement for our souls before the Lord. 51 And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold of them, even all wrought jewels.

52 And all the gold of the offering that they offered up to the Lord, of the captains of thousands, and of the captains of hundreds, was sixteen thousand seven hundred and fifty shekels.

53 (For the men of war had taken spoil, every man for himself.)

54 And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold of the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and brought it into the tabernacle of the congregation, for a memorial for the children of Israel before the Lord.

2 Sam.8:10 Then Toi sent Joram his son unto king David, to salute him, and to bless him, because he had fought against Hadadezer, and smitten him: for Hadadezer had wars with Toi. And Joram brought with him vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and vessels of brass:

11 Which also king David did dedicate unto the Lord, with the silver and gold that he had dedicated of all nations which he subdued;

12 Of Syria, and of Moab, and of the children of Ammon, and of the Philistines, and of Amalek, and of the spoil of Hadadezer, son of Rehob, king of Zobah.

1 Chr.29:Then the people rejoiced, for that they offered willingly, because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the Lord: and David the king also rejoiced with great joy.

10 Wherefore David blessed the Lord before all the congregation: and David said, Blessed be thou, Lord God of Israel our father, for ever and ever.

11 Thine, O Lord is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all.

12 Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.

13 Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.

14 But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.

15 For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding.

16 O Lord our God, all this store that we have prepared to build thee an house for thine holy name cometh of thine hand, and is all thine own.

17 I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy thy people, which are present here, to offer willingly unto thee.

18 O Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep this forever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of thy people, and prepare their heart unto thee:

19 And give unto Solomon my son a perfect heart, to keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy statutes, and to do all these things, and to build the palace, for the which I have made provision.

20 And David said to all the congregation, Now bless the Lord your God. And all the congregation blessed the Lord God of their fathers, and bowed down their heads, and worshipped the Lord, and the king.

21 And they sacrificed sacrifices unto the Lord, and offered burnt offerings unto the Lord, on the morrow after that day, even a thousand bullocks, a thousand rams, and a thousand lambs, with their drink offerings, and sacrifices in abundance for all Israel:

22 And did eat and drink before the Lord on that day with great gladness. And they made Solomon the son of David king the second time, and anointed him unto the Lord to be the chief governor, and Zadok to be priest. (2Chr.15:18 And he brought into the house of God the things that his father had dedicated, and that he himself had dedicated, silver, and gold, and vessels.

19 And there was no more war unto the five and thirtieth year of the reign of Asa.) When we keep the Lord’s Commandments, He keeps His words to us as well; and we dwell in peace and safety.

Ezr.8:23 So we fasted and besought our God for this: and he was intreated of us.

24 Then I separated twelve of the chief of the priests, Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their brethren with them,

25 And weighed unto them the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, even the offering of the house of our God, which the king, and his counsellors, and his lords, and all Israel there present, had offered:

26 I even weighed unto their hand six hundred and fifty talents of silver, and silver vessels an hundred talents, and of gold an hundred talents;

27 Also twenty basons of gold, of a thousand drams; and two vessels of fine copper, precious as gold.

28 And I said unto them, Ye are holy unto the Lord; the vessels are holy also; and the silver and the gold are a freewill offering unto the Lord God of your fathers.

29 Watch ye, and keep them, until ye weigh them before the chief of the priests and the Levites, and chief of the fathers of Israel, at Jerusalem, in the chambers of the house of the Lord.

30 So took the priests and the Levites the weight of the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, to bring them to Jerusalem unto the house of our God.

Prov.3:9 Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:

10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine. (Mich.4:13 Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many people: and I will consecrate their gain unto the Lord, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth.)

As we look to Offerings: (Thompson Chain # 2625-2636) Offerings that are Acceptable to the Lord:

2625: Lev.1:1 And the Lord called unto Moses, and spake unto him out of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying,

Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man of you bring an offering unto the Lord, ye shall bring your offering of the cattle, even of the herd, and of the flock.

If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish: he shall offer it of his own voluntary will at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the Lord.

And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.

Is.56:1 Thus saith the Lord, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.

Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.

Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the Lord, speak, saying, The Lord hath utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.

For thus saith the Lord unto the eunuchs that keep my Sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant;

Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, which shall not be cut off.

Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the Lord, to serve him, and to love the name of the Lord, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant;

Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called a house of prayer for all people.

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, which ye may prove; what is that good and acceptable and perfect, will of God.

Phil.4:Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity.

11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: everywhere and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

14 Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye did communicate with my affliction.

15 Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only.

16 For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity.

17 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.

18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, well pleasing to God.

19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Heb.13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

16 But to do well and to communicate (word & deed) forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased!

1 Pt.2:1 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speaking,

As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, which ye may grow thereby:

If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,

Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices (Words and Deeds, Jn.14:6), acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

 

We will not go into Burnt Offerings, Drink, Freewill, Heave, Meat, Peace, Sin, Thank Offerings due to Jesus being all those to us~!~

Benevolence in Giving (Principle):

Deu.15:Beware that there be not a thought in thy wicked heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and thine eye be evil against thy poor brother, and thou givest him nought; and he cry unto the Lord against thee, and it be sin unto thee.

10 Thou shalt surely give him, and thine heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him: because that for this thing the Lord thy God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that thou puttest thine hand unto.

11 For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land.

12 And if thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and serve thee six years; then in the seventh year thou shalt let him go free from thee.

13 And when thou sendest him out free from thee, thou shalt not let him go away empty:

14 Thou shalt furnish him liberally out of thy flock, and out of thy floor, and out of thy winepress: of that wherewith the Lord thy God hath blessed thee thou shalt give unto him.

15 And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt, and the Lord thy God redeemed thee: therefore I command thee this thing to day.

The Wise Man Advice:

Prov.25:21 If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:

22 For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the Lord shall reward thee.

Ecc.11:1 Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.

Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.

 

The Prophets Words of Advice:

Is.58: Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?

Jesus Christ’s Demands:

Mt.5:42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.

44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. (Lk.3: 11 He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.)

Lk.12:33 Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.

34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

35 Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;

36 And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.

Mk.12:41 And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much.

42 And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.

43 And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury:

44 For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.

37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.

Paul’s Exhortations:

Ac.20:35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

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:

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

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.

Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.

But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.

For every man shall bear his own burden.

Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

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.

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

1 Tm.6:18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

This was not of Paul’s hands~!!!~

Heb.13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

16 But to do good and to communicate (In Word and in Deed!), forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

Encouraged to give, # 2118 Thompson Chain Student Study Bible [pg. 1462]

2 Chr.31:10 And Azariah the chief priest of the house of Zadok answered him, and said, Since the people began to bring the offerings into the house of the Lord, we have had enough to eat, and have left plenty: for the Lord hath blessed his people; and that which is left is this great store.

11 Then Hezekiah commanded to prepare chambers in the house of the Lord; and they prepared them,

12 And brought in the offerings and the tithes and the dedicated things faithfully: over which Cononiah the Levite was ruler, and Shimei his brother was the next.

Ps.112:He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.

Pr.11:24 There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.

25 The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.

Pr.22:He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.

Is.58:10 And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noon day:

11 And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.

Mal.3:For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the Lord of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return?

Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.

Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.

10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts.

12 And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the Lord of hosts.

Lk.6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

2 Cor.9:1 For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you:

For I know the forwardness of your mind, for which I boast of you to them of Macedonia, that Achaia was ready a year ago; and your zeal hath provoked very many.

Yet have I sent the brethren, lest our boasting of you should be in vain in this behalf; that, as I said, ye may be ready:

Lest haply if they of Macedonia come with me, and find you unprepared, we (that we say not, ye) should be ashamed in this same confident boasting.

Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brethren, that they would go before unto you, and make up beforehand your bounty, whereof ye had notice before, that the same might be ready, as a matter of bounty, and not as of covetousness.

But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.

Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

(As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth forever.

10 Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness):

11 Being enriched in everything to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.

12 For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God;

13 Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men;

14 And by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding grace of God in you.

15 Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.

Then there is the Promises to the Liberal: # 2882; which we will not cover at this time, for it is self-evident, to all who give unsparingly.

Collections; # 2119:

2 Chr.24:And he gathered together the priests and the Levites, and said to them, Go out unto the cities of Judah, and gather of all Israel money to repair the house of your God from year to year, and see that ye hasten the matter. Howbeit the Levites hastened it not.

And the king called for Jehoiada the chief, and said unto him, Why hast thou not required of the Levites to bring in out of Judah and out of Jerusalem the collection, according to the commandment of Moses the servant of the Lord, and of the congregation of Israel, for the tabernacle of witness?

1 Cor.16:1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye.

Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.

Scriptural Rules for Giving: # 2121 Thompson Chain Ref. Bible [pg.1462]

According to Income:

Deu.16:17 Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord thy God which he hath given thee.

Mt.5: 42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

Without Ostentation:

Mt.6:1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.

Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:

That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.

Freely:

Mt.10:Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

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. (We are to give to the workmen of the Lord’s Work~!!~)

(Lk.6:38; 12:33)

With Simplicity:

Ro.12: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.

Regularly, Every Week:

1 Cor.16:1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye.

Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.

Cheerfully:

2 Cor.9:Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brethren, that they would go before unto you, and make up beforehand your bounty, whereof ye had notice before, that the same might be ready, as a matter of bounty, and not as of covetousness.

But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.

Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

(As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth forever.

10 Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness):

11 Being enriched in everything to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.

12 For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God;

13 Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men;

14 And by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding grace of God in you.

15 Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.

Giving According to Ability; # 2122, Thompson Chain Ref. Bible, [pg.1462]

Lev.14:30 And he shall offer the one of the turtledoves, or of the young pigeons, such as he can get;

31 Even such as he is able to get, the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering, with the meat offering: and the priest shall make an atonement for him that is to be cleansed before the Lord.

(Lev.27:8; Deu.16:17)

Ezr.2:69 They gave after their ability unto the treasure of the work threescore and one thousand drams of gold, and five thousand pound of silver, and one hundred priests’ garments. (Ne.5:8)

Ac.11:29 Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea:

30 Which also they did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.

2 Cor.8:1 Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia;

How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.

For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves;

Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.

And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.

Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also finish in you the same grace also.

Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.

I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.

For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.

10 And herein I give my advice: for this is expedient for you, who have begun before, not only to do, but also to be forward a year ago.

11 Now therefore perform the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to will, so there may be a performance also out of that which ye have.

12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.

13 For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened:

14 But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality:

15 As it is written, He that had gathered much had nothing over; and he that had gathered little had no lack.

Giving of Tithes: # 2123, Thompson Chain Ref. Bible [pg.1462]

Ge.14:20 And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.

Ge.28:20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,

21 So that I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall the Lord be my God:

22 And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God’s house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.

Lev.27:30 And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the Lord’s: it is holy unto the Lord. (Num.18:21; Deu.12:6; 14:28; 26:12)

2 Chr.31:And as soon as the commandment came abroad, the children of Israel brought in abundance the firstfruits of corn, wine, and oil, and honey, and of all the increase of the field; and the tithe of all things brought they in abundantly. (Neb.10:38; 12:44; 13:12)

Mal.3:10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. (Mt.23:23; Lk.18:12)

Munificent Giving: # 2124, Thompson Chain Ref. Bible [pg.1462]

NU.7:13; 1 Kng.3:4; 8:63; 10:10; 2 Kng.5:5; 8:9; 1 Chr.28:14; 29:3; 2 Chr.1:6; 5:6; 7:5; 9:9; Ezr.6:9; Mk.12:43; 2 Cor.8:30, see # 2120;

Giving of Presents; # 2125, Thompson Chain Ref. Bible, [pg.1463]

Gen.24:53; 45:22; 1 Sam.9:8; 25:27; 30:26; 1 Kng.10:10, 13; 14:3; 2 Kng.8:9; Jb.42:11; Mt.2:11: See Parental Gifts; # 1639

Almsgiving general advice; Thompson Chain Ref. Bible [pg.1463]

Lev.25:35 And if thy brother be waxen poor, and fallen in decay with thee; then thou shalt relieve him: yea, though he be a stranger, or a sojourner; that he may live with thee.

Deu.15:1 At the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release.

And this is the manner of the release: Every creditor that lendeth ought unto his neighbour shall release it; he shall not exact it of his neighbour, or of his brother; because it is called the Lord’s release.

Of a foreigner thou mayest exact it again: but that which is thine with thy brother thine hand shall release;

Save when there shall be no poor among you; for the Lord shall greatly bless thee in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it:

Only if thou carefully hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all these commandments which I command thee this day.

For the Lord thy God blesseth thee, as he promised thee: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, but thou shalt not borrow; and thou shalt reign over many nations, but they shall not reign over thee.

If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother:

But thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he wanteth.

Beware that there be not a thought in thy wicked heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and thine eye be evil against thy poor brother, and thou givest him nought; and he cry unto the Lord against thee, and it be sin unto thee.

10 Thou shalt surely give him, and thine heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him: because that for this thing the Lord thy God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that thou puttest thine hand unto.

11 For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land.

Prov.31:20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

Mt.6:1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.

Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:

That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.

Mt.19:21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.

Lk.11:41 But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you.

42 But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. (Lk.12:33; 18:22; 19:8; 1 Cor.13:3)

Poor Widows Offerings: # 2115, Thompson Chain Ref. Bible, [pg.1461]

Lk.21:1 And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.

And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.

And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all:

For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.

Liberality in the Early Church;

Ac.4:34 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,

35 And laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need. (Ac.11:29; 2 Cor.8:2; Phil.4:16)

Support of the Priests; Under Mosaic Law: Thompson Chain Ref. Bible, [pg.1460] also see Inheritance under # 2063

2095

Lev.2:3; 10:13; 27:21; Num.3:48; 5:9; 18:9, 12, 21; Deu.18:3; 2 Kng.12:16

Support in the Christian Church; # 2096

Mt.10:10; 1 Cor.9:14; Gal.6:6; Phil.4:14; 1 Tm.5:18

Self-Support as Practiced by Paul; # 2097, Thompson Chain Ref. Bible [pg.1460]

Ac.18:3; 20:34; 28:30; 1 Cor.9:15; 1 Thes.2:9; 2 Thes.3:8

What are the members of the church to do?

 

We are to work with our own hands as seen in countless scriptures so that we to can give to all that have a need~!!~ If we will not work with our own hands we will not eat the bread of others, for even a laborer is worth his hire, even to those who labour to seek out the Spiritual things so that they can reap the carnal things of those they labour for~!!~ The church is to set aside each week a tenth that the Lord has given to them, as done by Apostle to the lowest Saint of God that are all equal in stature as each are part of the whole body, that Christ fit us all together so that none should be lacking, but that the whole body makes sure the whole congregation/assembly gives of their increase and gives to the poor/needy/orphan/widow, as seen in Jsm.1:27 or we are as those seen in 1 Tm.5:8 and infidel, who will not take care of his own that is in the assembly of Jesus Christ~!!~ Will not they who do this holding back lack the blessings of God and will they not have to give an account come judgment day for not obeying the Commandments of God, for to not do one is a sin and to sin is death to the sinner~!!!~ Eternity without union with their God who died for them and gave of Himself to every poor and needy that this world has been given, so that when we bless them, God will bless us in return, as stated in the scriptures; do not let your left hand know what the right hand doeth, for what is done in secret will be openly repaid by our God, to us.

Therefore from the top of the Church hierarchy to the poor laity; all will give what is their share, no more and no less will they give each week, so that the house of God will not be lacking, and will always have a surplus for the weary traveler on his sojourning, wherever they might be going in this land of evilness; let them always find food, shelter and a loving and kind assembly to welcome one and all into their presence, always~!!~

In the house of brotherly love will the children of God be found, as Jesus said to His own, by your love for one another will you be known~!!~ Then this way they will know the true Church of the Lord Jesus Christ who is still the Lord of all and the Lord of His Sabbath~!!~

Rev. G. L. Boyett, written in the Last Days, 7/31/2017.

Divine Requirements

Divine Requirements

Jn.14: 15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.

Spiritual Necessities: To walk in Obedience of God’s Every Word to us, Deu.8:1 All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers.

And thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.

And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live.

To remember God changes not, Mal.3:For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. For this reason God will save those who hear Him and seek His favour/Grace…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.

These are the Divine Necessities:

Due.10:12 And now, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of thee, but to fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,

13 To keep the commandments of the Lord, and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good?

14 Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the Lord’s thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is.

Mic.6:He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

Zech.7:Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and shew mercy and compassions every man to his brother:

10 And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.

Mic.8:16 These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates:

17 And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate, saith the Lord.

Mt.19:17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

We will go to True Religion next after this section:

Spiritual Necessities:

Inward Righteousness; Childlike purity/honesty/innocence:

Mt.5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

19 Whosoever 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.

20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

A childlike Spirit:

Mt.18:1At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?

And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,

And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.

Repentance:

Mt.4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Lk.13:And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things?

I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

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.

The New Birth:

Jn.3:1There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:

The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.

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.

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?

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.

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

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

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.

Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?

10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?

11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.

12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?

13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.

14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:

15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

The New Testament New Birth:

Ac.2:1And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Who were finally saved by obedience of Jn.15:20 seen in Ac.2:16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;

17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:

20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come:

21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:

23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:

24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.

25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:

26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:

27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.

29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David: that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.

30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;

31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.

32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.

33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.

34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,

35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool.

36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.

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, 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.

For it takes all scripture living in us before we are saved, Jn.6:62-63 & 68 in our own hearts and minds before we too can have the very mind of Christ Jesus seen in 1 Cor.2:1-16~!~

Spiritual Worship:

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.

24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

God is the giver of all spirits Heb.12:9, for He knows the end from the beginning and He alone knows who will seek Him with a pure heart honestly~!~

Spiritual Food:

Jn.6:48 I am that bread of life.

49 Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.

50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.

51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

52 The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying: How can this man give us his flesh to eat?

53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you: Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.

54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.

55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.

56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.

57 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.

58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live forever.

Personal Faith and Understanding of Who Jesus is:

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.

25 Then said they unto him: Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning. (From Gen.1:1-3 to that very day. Even to this very day, Jesus is the God who was before Abraham, Jn.8:58.)~!~

26 I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.

27 They understood not that he spoke to them of the Father.

28 Then said Jesus unto them: When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.

29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.

30 As he spake these words, many believed on him.

31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him: If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;

32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

33 They answered him: We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou: Ye shall be made free?

34 Jesus answered them: Verily, verily, I say unto you: Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.

35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.

36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

See verse 58, 58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

59 Then 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.

Why did they want to stone Jesus for blaspheme? Because they didn’t understand God could come in the flesh of men, they limited their own Almighty God in their own understandings just like so many today believe men’s sayings instead of Holy Ghost filled Saints of God who have seen God in the flesh that is called out in the Holy Scriptures of our own God to us, even as He was in Jesus reconciling the whole world unto Himself by Jesus our Immanuel Mt.1:23 seen in 2 Cor.5:17-21~!~ Baptized in Jesus’ own name who are in Him and He is in them, seen in Gal.3:26-27 and found in Eph.1:13-14 sealed by His promises to us Jn.1:12-13, that God will elect and call His own to follow Him in Spirit and in Truth His truths that ordinary men cannot even fathom because His spirit in us is the only one who can bring all things to us to His light as seen in 1 Cor.2:1-16 that must be Spiritually discerned by Him in us doing it, Jn.3:3-8 and blowing us where He needs us to go for Him.

To these Saints, are the Epistles written to, those who have Jesus living and speaking to their own hearts and minds, where we store up and treasure what this world will never find on its own~!~

This too will be found in His words of Promise to those who answer His call in Spirit and in Truth.

Deu.30:1And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the Lord thy God hath driven thee,

And shalt return unto the Lord thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul;

That then the Lord thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the Lord thy God hath scattered thee.

If any of thine be driven out unto the outmost parts of heaven, from thence will the Lord thy God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee:

And the Lord thy God will bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it; and he will do thee good, and multiply thee above thy fathers.

And the Lord thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.

Is.54:13 And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children.

 

Jer.31:31 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:

32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the Lord:

33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

Hab.2:14 For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.

Eze.36:19 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:

20 That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.

21 But as for them whose heart walketh after the heart of their detestable things and their abominations, I will recompense their way upon their own heads, saith the Lord God.

Mt.11:27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.

Lk.10:22 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.

Jn.3:34 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.

Jn.6:43 Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves.

44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

45 It 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.

46 Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father.

47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.

48 I am that bread of life.

49 Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.

50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.

51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

Living Water Flowing from Their Bellies:

Jn.7:38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)

40 Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet.

For all Prophets Must Have Jesus’ Spirit in them:

Gal.1:1-24 as seen by Paul’s own words to us as well Gal.1:15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace,

16 To reveal Himself as the Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:

17 Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.

18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days.

19 But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord’s brother.

20 Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I lie not.

21 Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia;

22 And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judaea which were in Christ:

23 But they had heard only: That he which persecuted us in times past now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed.

24 And they glorified God in me~!~

Rev.19:10 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.

These are the Saints seen in Rev.2:25 But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.

26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:

27 And 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.

28 And I will give him the morning star.

29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

Those found in the Church of the Catching Away:

Rev.3: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;

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.

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 patience, 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.

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.

These are they who have Obeyed all that the Lord our God has called us to hear and obey, these that have found that narrow way to His strait gate, called Jesus Christ the home of the Righteous and the Holy, who have made themselves, in His likeness seen in Godliness~!~These are the few who have strived to enter into His Kingdom of the sin free Saints of the Living God who dwells in them, 1 Cor.3:16-17 seen in chapter 6:19-20; 2 Cor.5:17-21; and 2 Cor.6:14- to chapter 7:1 who live every word in these scriptures because God has taught them and placed them in their hearts and uncircumcised hearts, so they too can have the very heart of God in them, which is Love to all their brethren, who have no enemy anywhere in Heaven or in Earth~!~ Then and only then can we know God is dwelling in us~!~ When we too have His love abiding in us for all mankind and we are willing to reach all; that none should be lost, 2 Pt.3:1-18~!~ Even deciphering the writings of Paul correctly in obedience of all that is written in the glorious words of our Apostles and the Prophets of God to all mankind~!~ Only God can give that perfect love and another tongue~!~

Rev. G. L. Boyett written in these Last Days, 7/23/2-17~!~

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A STUDY ON THE WORD: “WORK”

A STUDY ON THE WORD:

“WORK”

For references I will use;

Mt.4:4 & Jn.14:15

Written by

Rev. G. L. Boyett

Date: 4/29/2015

 

Once upon a time, a monk who was dishearten about the Roman Catholic Church and all its indulgences, he became rebellious: His name was Martin Luther. He wrote and Exhortation called the “95 Thesis” some traditions have it he even nailed it to the door of a chapel of his district, this was at that time a hand written legal notification, for a private party to call and address a situation that was being done wrong in the church, that must be corrected immediately. In other words Martin Luther could be committing suicide for going against the Standard Protocol of the Authorized Church of the Pope and his Bulls! You can learn more about this topic at this link: http://search.aol.com/aol/search?s_it=topsearchbox.search&v_t=client-desktop-wscreen&q=martin+luther%27s+95+theses&s_qt=ac

Now I will go into my topic of discussion, Work, works and all that work that even Jesus came to finish for the Father, Jn.4: 34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. (Who could finish God’s own work but God manifested in the flesh? 1 Tm.3:16~!~).

35 Say 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.

36 And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.

37 And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.

38 I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.

Right here we who are Disciples of our One and True Holy Master who is both LORD and the CHIRST, Ac.2:36, who is the One True God seen in 1 Jn.5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ: This is the true God, and eternal life! Who is our Immanuel Mt.1:23, is the one and same LORD of all Ac.10:36. Now that we know who Jesus really is, our God Almighty, Is.9:6, that was made a way for by John the Baptist as foretold in Is.40:3, which shows the same result. The same result that Apostles Paul made in 1 Tm.3:16, that God was manifested in the flesh, just as St. John said as well in Jn.1:1-18, in the Greek originals!

Well good old Martin Luther was doing the best he could, he was getting clues all over the place when he had access to the original writings and oh, how he found all the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church of Pagan Theologies, a den of sakes and charmers!

Well Mr. Luther came up with a couple of doozies as well himself, with this “Saved by Grace and Faith alone” because Grace of God and Fait need more to join in together as in 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! You notice the last word here as well? It is works. If we have not works that our Lord and Master has shown us that he did Himself, then for us to be found “Perfect as He is Perfect” seen in Mt.5:48, then we too must be found walking or having works, just as Jesus did in our lives as well, this too is seen in Jn.14:6.

Beings everyone thinks I’m redundant or long winded: I will start closing

Now with all this said, I would like to start wrapping this up because I have already shown that even Apostle Paul to the Gentiles, showed we too must have works worthy of Repentances Ac.26:19-20. This too can only be done one way, by being Born Again, of the Holy Spirit, Jn.3:3-8; that is seen with evidences of confirmation till we are filled with all the gifts of the Spirit seen in 1 Cor.1:1-ffs and seen in 1 Cor.12:1-ffs, just as soon as we receive the Heart of God and His mind seen in 1 Cor.2:1-16, that is only accomplished in 2 Cor.5:17-21, when we are truly reconciled unto God our Lord of all Jesus Christ, can we then have His mind seen in Jn.14:18 & 26. The and only then can we do the works of our Father which is in Heaven and be found walking as He has shown us as well as told us in the right way in which to go, Mt.7:13-14 and few that there will be that find the narrow Path to the only Straight Gate, which is Jesus Christ alone! This is when all His words come to you in a flash, Mt.10: 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.

So with all this said, I will leave you for your Bible study on the word we all must come to grips with, “WORKS”, without it we cannot have FAITH         or the knowledge or the Understanding of the word Grace; which itself needs a study of its own, on Grace’s Doctrines, and its Spirit, that is only found in God’s own Mercy! One last example; Jms.2: 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.

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.

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.

Now that I’m done, let everyone hear this last thing, for the Lord God, which He has instructed me to say: When you understand all the scriptures and they become one in your heart, they will cleanse you as you walk in Truth (Righteousness, Jms.5:16,)  or bear fruits worthy of Repentance, to walk in Jesus’ True Light, that starts from Gen.1:1 through Rev.22:21 and we can leave nothing undone in our race to His Heavenly Kingdom, for the few, that will search for the Way, The Truth and the Life of Jesus Christ living in us and working through us as we too, leave not one word out of the Holy Bible in our own walks or Works that cleanses as well as Justifies us, 1 Cor.6:11, Jn.15:3 Rev.22:18-19 that came from Deu.4:2, because our Great God changes not, Mal.3:3 nor does His Doctrines, Heb.13:8-9!

Lord’s Way Ministries International

Rev. G. L. Boyett

Written in the Last Days, 4/29/2015

The Parable of the Shameful Shepherd

For all so called Ministers of God’s Sheep!~

The Parable of the Shameful Shepherd

Prov.14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

  Long, long, ago, there was a kingdom that had a great king who had conquered the entire world, known to the inhabitants of all the lands. The Lord of the kingdom called all the subjects together for a great feast. While at the feast He gave all that were there anything their hearts desired and privileges and any indulgences their hearts could desire. This He did so that He could find out who the wisest servants are in His kingdom: Those who knew how to act with maturity and not to act unwisely. At the end of the feast, He called His servants that were left standing, those who had not defiled themselves with the lusts of the flesh and made them masters over all the regions of His kingdom. Now the King put in place a set of Royal Laws and left to conquer new worlds and left His masters to rule over His lands.

Now many years had passed and the Kings masters of His world were becoming unruly and had become wicked with their new found authority. The King found favor with one man out of all these shameful rulers and put him in charge of His world. This wise master was very just and the entire kingdom loved the Kings new master very much. All the people wanted to be in the service of the new master and live in his house and serve only him.

The master was very kind and generous to those who were willing to work for him and his people loved him with all their hearts. All the people wanted to do is please the master so they would be blessed by him and all the people and the master’s kingdom increased with great abundance.

Many servants wanted to be head Shepherd over all the masters flocks because it was a highly honored position to be the master’s Royal Shepherd. One day the master came and gave orders to all his servants to take his flocks to their new pastures, but the master held back his prize flock to the most accomplished servants. All his servants wanted to tend this very prized flock for the master loved this flock more than the others of all the flocks in the whole world he loved this flock! Now the master was very wise, He gave a few sheep to one servant with his pasture that he was to take the sheep that he was in charge of and sent him on his way. He did the same with all the rest. He came to the last, the seventh servant and told him where to go and how to get there, now the directions he gave his servant were not very many or very complicated so the servant had no problem repeating the directions back to his master, he knew all he was to do. He swore an oath to his master that he would give his life for the master’s sheep and would bring every one of them safely home again: If not he would give his life for all of them or even if one was not returned to his beloved master.

Now this Shepherd went his way as instructed. He went by a field which had some sheep in it already, which had very tall green lavish grass in it. He went a little further and saw the field he was instructed to go to. When he went into the field the grass was not as high and was not as green and lush as the field with the other sheep he had passed by earlier. The Shepherd started thinking to himself about all the rewards his master would give him for his job well done. He thought to himself, now the sheep that were in the field he had passed earlier looked as good to him as the sheep he had in his care. He began to think about the possibilities of great praises he would receive from his Lord if he were to come home with more sheep than what he left with, he thought surely I would be allowed to be Royal Shepherd over all my Lord’s flocks and receive great honor from all the people in the kingdoms.

So the Shepherd gathered all his master’s sheep and returned to the pasture he had passed earlier. He even thought how much better his master’s sheep would be feed in the taller and greener grass and how fast and fat they would grow in the lush grass.

Now he had no idea what laid in store for him and the sheep under his care. When he got them all inside the pasture he started looking around and found that some of the sheep were getting stuck in the mud around the pond because the sides were too soft and steep, so he went to help them get water without drowning. His mind started racing what would happen to him if he didn’t bring every one of his master’s sheep home with him what he would do or say. Now this scared the Shepherd terribly and he began to tremble in fear at the thought of what would happen when he returned if one were missing, for he swore an Oath to his Lord.

While he was working so hard to get his flock out of the pond he thought to himself how he wished he had done exactly as his wise master had instructed him. He was desperately trying with all his strength to get one out and another would get stuck just as soon as he got the other one out. Mean while he was working to free the sheep from their watery grave, there came into the pasture a bear. Now the bear chased some of the sheep to the end of the valley and there was a very rocky ravine and some of the sheep fell down the ravine and were torn asunder and crushed on the rocks below.

The Shepherd went to the end of the valley to kill the bear so that he could prove to the master that he had not lost the sheep and show him the bear’s carcass that had killed the master’s beloved sheep. While he was down at the end of the valley, a lion and her cubs came out of one of the caves, and began to carry off some of the others. There was nothing the Shepherd could do but watch in horror as his master’s flock disappeared before his very eyes. After he killed the bear and started back he thought well maybe he gained enough sheep from the sheep that were already in the pasture that no one would notice any missing from the head count that he left with.

When he made it all the way back, he started working to free the last of the sheep that were stuck, as he came up the steep bank of the pond, he saw a pack of wolves had come into the valley and they started chasing the sheep to the end of the valley towards the ravine. There were too many of them but he was determined to try and save some of them. When the wolves carried away all they could carry he could do nothing but watch in horror.

He gathered up the remaining sheep and left this pasture and went back to the pasture his Lord told him to take them to at the first. When he finally got them into the pasture, his Lord came with all of his men. He asked the shameful Shepherd were all of his beloved flock was and as he was explaining to his master the sheep began to die in the field; one by one, the rest of the Lord’s prize and loved sheep died before all of them in their presence.

Now the Lord asked the shameful Shepherd what he had done. The Shepherd told his Lord all the tale of the matter and all that befell the flock. The master listened quietly as the Shepherd explained himself. The master when the devastated Shepherd had finished his tale had tears in his eyes over the loss of the sheep but not so much for the flock but for the Shepherd who had not done as instructed and sworn by an Oath.

The Lord began to tell the Shepherd the things the Lord had done before he had instructed him to go to this pasture. The master had already cleared the pasture that the Shepherd was to take his prize flock to; all of the master’s men had already chased all the wolves and the lion and her cubs as well as the bear away earlier. The sheep that were in the valley pasture that he had passed were diseased and had been sent there to be destroyed and the field burned because of the sickness that was in the field and the contaminated sheep.

Now the master said I would have forgiven all, and his tears welled up in his eyes and started to run down into his beard; But because you swore an oath on your own, I must carry out your own Oath, that you swore to protect my children, and you have not fulfilled your Oath and now I must turn you over to the torturers, where there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

This is the moral of the parable, the Shepherd is the Lord’s ministers to His people the seven churches, the pond with the steep sides that the sheep were getting stuck in represents the cares of the world and the necessities of life, and the ravine represents what happens when the Lord’s people get to far from the flock and the watchful eye of the Shepherd. The bear was the flesh of man and the Lion and her cubs represent pride of self and the wolves are the lust of the eyes and the diseased flock represents the carnal world and its filth that can kill without being seen.

 

So in the end the Shameful Shepherd had a good heart and wanted the best for his flock as well as he wanted his master’s respect but it was his vain glory that he thought he would get for increasing the Lord’s flock that got him in all the trouble, with the thought of great rewards and honor from all the kingdom for being the Lord’s best Shepherd, he lost all. When you do not follow the Lord’s commandments and instructions to the letter you will lose all. The Lord is who gives the increase if done correctly, His way!

Lord’s Way Ministries
G. L. Boyett Tuesday November 16, 2011

The End of Volume 2

  1. L. Boyett

Are you sure you are One with the LORD our God?!~

Are you sure you are One with the LORD our God?!~

Today’s message for one and for all; who call themselves by His name!~That say they are saved by Faith and Grace alone!~

Learn this well or perish walking in your own light, sayeth the Lord our God!~

See Mal.3:6 & 16-18 and those who are of the “TRUTH” Jn.17:17 in Jesus Only!~

After all He alone is LORD GOD OF ALL Ac.10:36 and if we are to have His Grace, we must also learn that Grace comes from Obedience to His every word to us, as seen in FAITH, Ro.1:5 and Ro.16:26-27, that is founded in the book of Romans to OBEDIENCE, with Repentance that has fruits worthy of repentance Ac.26:19-20, that is what Paul taught, as we search out how many times Paul told us in Timothy and Titus that faith without works is dead just as seen in James chapter 2!~

We see this all the way through with Jesus’ teachings as well, all the way to Rev.22:1-21, without obedience to God’s every word to us Deu.8:3 to Mt.4:4; Lk.4:4 seen in Jn.8:47 & 51 that is founded in Mt.5:8 and 48, we have no hope of being found saved by His Grace, Jn.1:16 in His truths Jn.1:17 & Jn.17:17, sanctified for His use, as His Holy Temple and Messengers of His Truths!~

Now then this is the truth of the thing and the heart of all that matters to Him!~

Jn.14:15 and Jn.15:20 seen in 2 Tm.3:14-17 and Col.3:17 to be found as one of these Gal.3:26-27 and Eph.5:26-27, called of God, and found to be His friends knowing all that is in His mind, 1 Cor.2:1-16, that Paul had talked about to the true Saints of God the Holy Ones of God; who are as He is 1 Jn.2:1-6, right now and today, in their everyday life, Jn.14:6!~

Rev. G. L. Boyett, written in the Last Days, 3/20/2017.

Ashes to Ashes or The Curse of Adam

Will you be one of the few? Mt.7:12-23!~

Ashes to Ashes and Dust to Dust

OR

The Curse of Adam

Gen.3: 17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;

19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

By

Rev. Gary L. Boyett

Date: 3/2/2017

For: Lord’s Way Ministries International & Bible College

FINAL EXAM:

 Many times I have written many articles, sermons, lectures, theses or Dissertations; only to be ridiculed, shunned and set aside or even excommunicated from my own friends and family. So yes I too know what Jesus has gone through, and as Paul I too bear the marks of my Lord, Gal.6:17. My body is scarred by operations to remove various body organs, which were no longer needed. It seemed every time I went into that hospital there was someone the Lord wanted me to talk to about Him and it cost me dearly to bring that word of Truth to them.

Recently I posted on my cousin’s site a few words of our Lord’s sayings and some that His Apostles had written, for instruction on how we are to govern our own lives in word and in deed, as it says in Col.3:17. Then I was accused of using words that weren’t thought appropriate and even judgmental.

You see Paul said this in Gal.5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Now for anyone to have this kind of LOVE that our Apostle Paul was speaking of they must have been Born Again, as seen in Ac.2:1-4; 8:16-17; 10:44-48; Ac.11:1-18; or Ac.19:1-7, that even Paul went through as well in Ac.22:16 in Jesus’ own name or we are still none of His yet still; as seen in Gal.3:26-27 and Ac.4:12, for it is the only name to use in Baptism called out by Jesus Himself in Lk.24:47: And in Eph.4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,

With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;

Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;

One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.

(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?

10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)

11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

So our main goal in life is to become perfect as seen in Mt.5:48 of a pure heart, Mt.5:8 in all Righteousness Mt.5:17-20 that exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and the Pharisees, I might add, who knew the law, which was then the will of God, that even Jesus upheld in word and in deed. You see Jesus was without sin because He alone was and is Divine and is Sovereign God the I Am, Jn.8:24 & 58 who was before Abraham! ~

So if anyone knew the law as it was intended to be used, it was Him. He alone knew what love consisted of and that was OBEDIENCE! ~ Not to just one thing here and another thing or statement here and another one there where it suited us but He was adamant about us keeping all of His sayings; as seen in Deu.4:2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you. Even seen in Deu.8:1 All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers.

And thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.

And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live!

These primary rules or commandments are carried all the way into the New Testament, as seen in Mt.4:But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. That is seen also in Lk.4:4 and Jn.8:47 & 51, for only the children of God hear His words and keep them. This is what makes a child of God His child an obedient child who hears and does all that is Commanded of them in Word and in Deed, Col.3:17. These are fundamental truths, which faith is founded on before His Grace can be initiated as seen in Jn.1:16, where it says Grace upon or for Grace. We draw closer to Him and then He draws closer to us. We have to initiate contact by Repentance, Lk.24:47 and Mt.4:17 first as seen in Ac.26:19-20, that shows or intentions, that we have changed and are walking towards God and His directions and His commandments are for us; and we now understand and are willing to be obedient, to His every single word to us. Or we have not really repented at all have we? If we continue down this train wreck of thought, we see many in this world who have gone through all the rituals and traditions and yet they have never actually fulfilled the very first commandment have they? To Repent! ~

Therefore they call themselves by His name and say they are a Christian but yet they still do not understand that to be a Christian you have to be Christ Like! To do that means to be without sin, if truly Born Again. For with His Spirit in us all things are then possible, Mt.19:26 as seen in Lk.1:37 as well! Jesus even told some to go and sin no more didn’t He? Jn.8:11 and Jn.5:14 or a worse thing will come upon you as well as them. So if it was possible for them it is for us today with Him living in us, Lk.17:20-21, as seen in 1 Cor.3:16-17; 1 Cor.6:19-20; and 2 Cor.5:17-21 Born Again of a New Creature of Righteousness. Without righteousness and holiness no man will enter into His Kingdom, Mt.5:20 seen earlier and Heb.12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: which is tied directly to the next two verses here for the complete thought: 15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;

16 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.

Many sell their birthright by disobedience or in rebellion from the words of God or His Apostles; this too is found in the scriptures; Jn.14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments. And in Jn.15:20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. This was spoken by Jesus to His soon to be Apostles, who were to teach us after Jesus was crucified on the cross at Calvary for our sins. We either obey them as we did Jesus or we are not a true Christian are we?

We also see Love is tied directly to Obedience to His every single word to us; as well as all those words out of the Apostles mouths as well. Why? You might ask yourself. Here is the Golden Answer all seem to forget because they were inspired of God’s Own Holy Spirit, 2 Tm.3:14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works!

We cannot have any good works that are perfect unless they agree with the very scriptures of God! ~ This separates the Children of God and those who are just called by His name doesn’t it? 2 Cor.6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?

15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.

18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. And even the next verse as well in chapter 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

Unless we are willing to do all these things we cannot be saved can we? So it shows us not many are willing to give up everything and walk before our Lord God in His Righteousness are they? They will put family and friends before walking with our God, in Spirit and in Truth, that I might add is a requirement of His as well, seen in Jn.4:23-24. Because God is the Holy Spirit by which all Sacred Scripture is written in 2 Pt.1: 19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:

20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

This Holy Spirit is none other than God with us, Mt.1:23 our Immanuel, made flesh, 1 Tm.3: 16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

This too is seen in Jn.1 and verse 18 as it is read in the Greek, Monogenes Theos, meaning One Mono Genes Beginning as in Genesis and Theos God One God the Holy One of Heaven and Earth Zech.14:9 And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one!

That my friends is seen in 1 Jn.5: 19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.

20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

If anyone heeds not to these words of mine they are vain and in idolatry as seen in 1 Sam.15: As Samuel told King Saul: 22 And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams!

23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king!

This too is seen in Rev.22: 18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book!

In Closing:

You can call yourself a Christian if you want to but know this every time you do you are blaspheming God’s own words against you, and you are bring the irreversible sin against you; the sin against the Holy Spirit who spoke all these words into existence, Mt.12: 31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.

32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.

You can speak against me and against Jesus and against the Apostles, but when you speak against the Sacred Scriptures used for our own admonishment by the Holy Spirit, you speak against your own self right into destruction of the eternal kind, without a chance of repentance in your own rebellion, the same rebellion that is Idolatry, 1 Jn.5:21 warned about!

See Ro.3:1 What advantage then hath the Jew? Or what profit is there of circumcision?

Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.

For what if some did not believe? Shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?

God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written: That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.

But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man)

God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?

For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?

You may think you are bringing glory to God in your own sayings, but if they do not line up with God’s own words to us, it is you who will be found the liar.

All liars go where? Same with Hypocrites, where do they go? TO HELL! ~

If we speak let us all speak as an Oracle of God, 1 Pt.4:11. Or let us keep our traps shut, for our every word we speak will have to be accounted for, Mt.12:36-37. As seen in Gal.6:1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.

But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.

For every man shall bear his own burden.

Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

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.

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

So you see even Paul was all about good works, just as James was in chapter 2 as well as Jms.5: 19 Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him;

20 Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

This too is seen in Prov.10:12 it is a child of God’s own duty to bring back them who have gotten off the narrow way back onto the paths of Righteousness and Holiness which is Godliness that profiteth at all times, 1 Tm.4: If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.

But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.

For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.

10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, especially of those that believe.

11 These things command and teach.

12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.

14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.

15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.

16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.

This in the end is all of our jobs, even the laymen of the church of the living God, if they are to be belong to Jesus’ Assemblies!~

Written in the Last Days, 3/2/2017, take heed and Repent now before it is too late, for He stands at the door and knocks; to come in and to dwell with us and to dine with us in Spirit and in Truth, Lk.17:20-21 or we are lost still!~