Strive to Enter In!
Lk.13:23Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, 24Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. 25When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are: 26Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. 27But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.28There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out. 29And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God. 30And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last.
(Strive)Which is transliterated from the Greek (word Strive, means), to agonize from Agonizomai, Strong’s number 75, brings new meaning to Mt.7:13-14: which is centered on verse just before these; 12Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
You see the law and the word prophets used here means testimonies of all who have a testimony of Jesus Christ from the Old Testament to the New Tesatment; Jesus was, and is, and is to come to be testified about, Rev.19:10 shows us this:10And 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 (Ac.19:1-7)! You see scripture cannot be broken, Jn.10:35If he called them gods (magistrates, judges, and princes as well as kings), unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken; and it must be broken down His way in order for it to be understood (In His contextual agreement, for which His scripture and words originally ment to say, in the beginning, to whoever it was originally intended; that is how God ment it to be used!) for His will to be seen in your lives: Is.28:9Whom shall he teach knowledge? And whom shall he make to understand doctrine? Them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. 10For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: 11For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people. 12To whom he said: This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear!
If this (Exegesis) is not done by the Holy Spirit who inspired all scripture to be written in the first place, we have not the right interpretation of it, according to His will for us and our lives (Then you end up as those seen in verse 13: 13But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken!)! The one who had scripture written is He who is to interpret it for us, as seen in Peter’s Epistles to us!
2 Pt.1:19We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the “DAY STAR!” arise in your hearts:
20Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost! Who is the Holy Ghost but the Day Star! This is the Morning Star is it not?
The Morning Star is seen in Rev.2:26And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: 27And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. 28And I will give him the “Morning Star!” 29He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. And again in Rev.22:16I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I Am the root and the offspring of David, and “The Bright and Morning Star!”
This is again seen in 1 Pt.1:9Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. 10Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: 11Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. 12Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into! The Spirit of Christ is the Spirit of the Holy Ghost as seen in Ro.8:9But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you: Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His.
If we have not His Spirit we are none of His; because that which is Holy must show us what Holy is, for us to be prefect as Jesus is perfect, Mt.5:48! All the scriptures and the law, which are all the scriptures, which are righteous and spiritual, are how we are to become righteousness of God in Jesus, as seen in Jn.15:1I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 2Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. 3Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. 4Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. 5I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. 6If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
Only when we abide in Jesus’ words do we receive God’s grace or favour, for only the words of God have the power to save, heal, and to regenerate a wayward soul back to its intended perfect original condition as it was before Adam and Eve’s folly! This is then seen in the very next verses here as well, 7If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. 8Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. 9As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
This all goes right back to the very verses that were seen for us before we can find the narrow path and the straight gate! The LOVE of God in us, because God is LOVE, 1 Jn.4:1Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 2Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: 3And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. 4Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 5They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. 6We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. 7Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 8He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
Therefore as we see in Mt.7:12Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. Is all tied directly to Mt.5:48Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. Which is the last verse to the Beatitudes, the epitome of all that was written just prior (The first primary axiom!) to what is seen here: 43Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44But 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; 45That 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. 46For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? Do not even the publicans the same? 47And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? Do not even the publicans so? 48Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
Unless we quit letting our sons and daughters go off to war or we quit spending our money on a world that hell bent on destroying itself and each other, we are just as bad as they are by condoning the established philosophies of hatred of our enemies! This is not abiding in Jesus’ words is it? If we believe the Holy Bible is the WORD of God to His people we had better start walking in it: If we call ourselves Christians or we just bring damnation on ourselves by our own hypocrisy! All people come from Adam and Eve, and if so and we believe in the flood as God’s judgment for a world that was lying in wickedness and doing things continually evil; we too must believe that we all come from just Shem, Japheth, and the cursed Ham. Gen.9:19These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread. Noah is laid to rest in the following verses: 28And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years. 29And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and he died. No more children so we see that Shem, Japheth, and old cursed Ham started the remaining people of humanity that is seen on the earth! I suggest we quite killing our brothers and sisters, which goes against the very word of God! Even to help a government to do such a thing is to become one with them, who are in darkness still! We were called to come out of them, this untoward generation; were we not, see Ac.2:40? Touch not the unclean things of this world: 2 Cor.6:14Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 15And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 16And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God (If you have been truly Born-again His way! By the operations of God’s repentace, Ac.11:15-18; seen in Ac.10:44-48!); as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 17Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. 18And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. They will be taught of God; Jn.6:45It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto ME (The Lord Jesus)! Or our God with us, Mt.1:23 our Immanuel, Is.7:14; our Prince of Peace, Is.9:6!
How can we be one with the Father and live as the heathens do? Where is the repentance if there is no change and we still look and talk, see and do, as the world around us, 1 Jn.5:19? Then there has not been any repentance at all, Ac.26:19-20, that have works worthy of repentance!
Then to have the audacity to say proudly, I’m a Christian, how preposterous! Unless we are found in God’s love and His love found in us for all people of this earth called our brothers and sisters, we had better quit trying to fool our own selves to Hell’s Gate! Did not Jesus talking to the first Church in Ephesus, Rev.2:5; tell them to return to the first things they did and to repent and do the first WORKS; by falling back in love with Him, seen in the previous verse: 4Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love!
We all will be judged by our own works (1 Pt.4:15But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters. 16Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. 17For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? 18And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? 19Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator!): Rev.22:11He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. 12And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be!
13I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. 14Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
15For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. 16I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I Am, the root and the offspring of David, and the Bright and Morning Star!
17And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. 18For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book! 19And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book!
All scripture is given by the inspiration of God, it is our law from the first to the last of it, not one scripture can be left out of our lives just as Jesus walked in the ways of the Old Testament, we too must follow suit, for He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life we are to live in order to be one with Him, before we can have the Father live in us as He did in Jesus, Ac.20:28; 2 Cor.5:19-21! This is shown to us in 2 Tm.3:12Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. 13But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. 14But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; 15And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
This was written to Timothy before the New Testament was written! The scriptures referred to here were the Old Testament verses! As well as all that were being written by the Apostle’s to the churches, which I might add all agree with each other and are in complete harmony; or you have the wrong interpretation of them! God will never allow confusion in His church, everything must be done in order and in righteousness, which is just judgment; that is True! Grace and Truth came by none other than Jesus Christ (Jn.1:17), who is both LORD, and the CHRIST, Ac.2:36; who is LORD of ALL, Ac.10:36, by which all salvation comes, for no other name brings salvation to the world but Jesus’ own name being submitted for God’s repentance and for the remission of sins, Ac.4:12 and Ac.11:15-18; With the Baptism of His Holy Spirit in you; by which we are sealed unto the day of redemption, Eph.4:30-32!
Where is our persecution that Jesus warned His disciples of; I have mine, who is persecuting you? If you are getting along just fine in this world, guess what you’re among them who are in wickedness of the flesh! Ro.8:1There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit! 2For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. 3For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: 4That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit!
5For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. 6For to be carnally minded is death; but to be Spiritually minded is life and peace. 7Because the carnal mind is enmity against God (focus on Gal.5:17, but see verse 16 till the end of this chapter!): for it (The flesh) is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 8So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God!
9But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you: Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His. 10And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness (living by the words of God which cleanses you, Jn.15:3! The word of God also sanctifies you too as shown to us in John chapter 17, because it is His Grace and His Truth for our eteranal lives; read Jn.6:63 for Jesus has the words of life, seen in verse 68 as Peter knew all too well!). 11But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His Holy Spirit that dwelleth in you. 12Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. 13For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live! 14For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God!
People love to use just the scriptures they like to make the Holy Bible work for them, just as Luther did! Luther wanted the church to keep the book of James out of the Cannon, the Holy Bible because it messed with his theology, of faith and grace alone for salvation! You see Luther loved Paul’s writing in Romans chapter 5, 6 and 7, as long as you don’t read the last verse in chapter 7:25I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin! Paul was saying here that He put his own flesh under subjection to the law of sin, so the soul which is tied directly to the flesh, would not be condemned by the law that reveals sin! For the law is spiritual as well as holy because it came from God; by which even Jesus submitted to it (Mt.5:17-20)! This is carried forth in chapter 8 of Roman’s! It takes all scripture to bring forth “True Doctrine of God in all its fulness, just as all the fulness of the Godhead was in Jesus it must be in us as well, Col.2:8-10!” This is living in the Spirit of God by allowing all scripture which is our law from God to be active in our lives from the First unto the Last; From Genesis to Revelation of Jesus Christ to St. John! We are to leave nothing undone, or we fail to win our race for salvation by obedience to His given word to us, Jn.8:31-32 and verse 51! Rev.22:18For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. So much for once saved always saved! Our lives are to be dedicated to service of His words to us, as faithful servants of God whome we serve, Lk.17:7-10!
Ro.12:1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God!
3For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. 4For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: 5So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. 6Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; 7Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; 8Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity ( haplotés (hap-lot’-ace) meaning simplicity, sincerity, purity, graciousness.): (the original Greek is here for this chapter,http://biblehub.com/interlinear/romans/12.htm); he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness. 9Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. 10Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; 11Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; 12Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; 13Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. 14Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. 15Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. 16Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. 17Recompense to no man evil for evil!
Provide things honest in the sight of all men. 18If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. 19Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. 20Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. 21Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good! All of these scriptures are our commandments from God’s heart to us; for us to live not just read and not do; blessed in the man who hears the word of God and does it, Lk.11:28!
We either live by the word of God or walk in the flesh and die the death of all the world that lies in wickedness, (1 Jn.5:19)! Mt.4:4But he answered and said, “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God!” Jesus is the bread of life that came down from Heaven, (as told in John chapter 6) but His words to us are for our eternal lives (Jn.11:25-26; Jn.8:51! Blessed is he who hears the words of God and does them, Lk.11:28, for they are true disciples of Jesus Christ; who are set free, Jn.8:31-32!), for they come from the Father in Him, Jn.6:62What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? 63It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are Spirit, and they are Life, (See Jn.1:1-14)!
Peter knew who Jesus was: Jn.6:68Then Simon Peter answered Him, Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life! I suggest we start living by them forevermore in our lives too! How can we have God’s grace and not be found living in His Truths for our lives? His grace is the gospel given to us; as the apostle Paul talks about in Ac.20:24But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God, (Jn.5:39)!
For the word of God is His grace to us: Ac.20:32And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified! We are sanctified by His word living in us because it is His Spirit at work in our lives, which cleanses us or we are filthy still, (Jn.15:3)!
Only when the word of God is alive in us and working can we be found to have faith, and without faith it is impossible to please God, Heb.11:6But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him! If we seek God in anything other than righteousness it is of vain search (Mt.6:33), for we can never be purified without His Spirit living in us! Only they who have a pure heart will see God, Mt.5:8! For God knows who are His; 2 Tm.2:19Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are His. And, let everyone that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. 20But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. 21If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work! 22Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart!
These words to us can only be found by His operations and living with the right frame of mind, as we are His servants, He formed us, and He is our creator! Lk.17:7But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat? 8And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink? 9Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not. 10So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do! Our duty to go and sin no more, Jn.8:11 or a worse thing will come upon you, Jn.5:14!
We have been bought with a price that can only be paid with what it cost Jesus, with our own lives dedicated to the one who purchased us! Ro.12:1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service! 2And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God!
3For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. 4For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: 5So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. 6Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; 7Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; 8Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity (In your librerality, your purity, in generousity); he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness. 9Let love be without dissimulation (without being a respector of persons)! Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. 10Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another (See Gal.3:27For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ!); 11Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; 12Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; 13Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. 14Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. 15Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. 16Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. 17Recompense to no man evil for evil (See vengeth is mine thuis saith the Lord, Deu.32:35!)! Provide things honest in the sight of all men. 18If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. 19Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord! 20Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head! 21Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good! Commandments all! Do them or perish living in your own will, Mt.12:30-32 & 43-50, see also Mk.8:34-38, these are commandments for disciples of Jesus Christ!
This is who the Epistles were written to, those who had been converted, through repentance, and baptized in the only name by which salvation comes, and had been filled with the baptism of the Holy Spirit in them, which it was confirmed with evidences, as called out in 1 Cor.1:1Paul called to be an Apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother, 2Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours: 3Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 4I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ; 5That in everything ye are enriched by Him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge (1 Cor.1:24, they who have the mind of Christ Jesus seen in, 1 Cor.2:1-16);
6Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you (With supernatural gifts following conversion or you cannot be found as perfect and blameless! If you have not supernatural gifts given by His presence in you; you are still none of His yet still today, S3ee Ro.8:9! Or you would know who Jesus is for He would have revealed Himself to us, Mt.11:27All 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. 28Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me (2 Pt.3:18); for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Are we not supposed to learn of God only, for there is but one God (Gal.3:20), and we are not to have any other gods before us, so If Jesus were not God in the flesh as Thomas discovered in Jn.20:28, Jesus would be a blasphemer as the Priest’s had said! Then why is it we don’t know who Jesus really is according to the Holy Bible, but instead, rely on men’s teachings to bring us to Hell, with their Trinity theory as Doctrines of men as commandments, warened to us by Jesus Himself in Mk.7:6He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from ME! 7Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men! 8For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men!): Now Back to 1 Cor.1:7So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ: 8Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. Have you been confirmed and proved the Spirit you recieved at baptism? 1 Thes.5:20, we are to try and test the spirits to see if they are from God or not, 1 Jn.4:1 & 5They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. 6We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error! Jn.8:47He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, (If you do not hear His words its) because ye are not of God.
You all do what you want for each of us must work out our own salvation ( Phil.2:12 & Josh.24:15but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD!), for each of us must run our own race and finish it well! As for me and my house I will serve the Lord God and His name is Jesus Christ, who is LORD OF ALL, Ac.10:36!
Lords Way Ministries
Rev. G. L. Boyett;
1 Tm.3:16 & 6:11-21; Is.60:1-22; Is.40:3; Mt.3:3 worshipping in Spirit and in Truth, Jn.1:17; the one true God in Jesus reconciling the world unto Himself, 2 Cor.5:19-21 so that we to can come out from among this world that lies in wickedness, 1 Jn.5:19 and worship the One True God Jesus Christ seen in 1 Jn.5:20; Is.9:6 who is the Mighty God! The First and the Last, Rev.4:8, who is the Holy Spirit manifested in the flesh, 1 Tm.3:16 because God is a Spirit seen and talked about by Jesus Himself in Jn.4:24; and when you have seen Jesus, you have seen the one who sent Him, Jn.12:45; for they are one in the same, Jn.10:30!
Gal.4:16Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?
~ Even so, if I be persecuted for His sake, I find myself in good company, in the company of the Elect! ~
Rev. G. L. Boyett
(Isaiah59:1-21) The Lord will always have a prophet, for His generation, (Rev.19:10)
Ecc.12:7-14; Ps.2:1-12; Is.55:1-13; Mal.3:16-18
Please feel free to join with me in Africa Missions work, where I too am helping to build an orphanage in Accra, Ghana, Africa, with Pastor Ify Davies for the Sechinah Glory Assemblies. An Apostolic Denomination.
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Gary Boyett or
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Contact point in Africa:
Rev.IfyDavies@aol.com or at yahoo.com
for The Schechinah Glory Assemblies of Accra, Ghana Africa.
Contact Point in Pakistan
Pastor Waseem Waris
House No. P-99 Street No. 4
Barket Pura, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Teaching Point in Africa
Pastor Bernard Onyanko Ouko
P. O. Box 212 Code: 40305
Mbita, Kenya, Africa.
It isn’t about a building it’s about a Walk with God!
Help us build a House of God where it is needed, among the poor, homeless, widowed and orphaned!
Mt.25: 40And the King shall answer and say unto them: Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. See also 1 Jn.4: 16Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren (Are we not all one flesh under Adam and Eve? If so then all the world is our brethren!). 17But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? 18My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but indeed and in truth! 19And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him! And James; Jms.2:14What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? Can faith save him? 15If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, 16And 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? 17Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone! Jms.1:27Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
We need Donations for the Widows, Orphaned, Naked, Sick and Poor; Church Building Fund for Accra and Kumasi, Ghana, and all of Africa: And (Brother Davies at “The Shekinah Glory Assembly” is just one of the few we all must help!): For Bibles and church furniture: Under Construction. The foundation is in, most the brick walls are up on outside, still needed a few hundred more bricks, some more bags of concrete and few more loads of sand (they are small truck loads) plus now we need to start funding for the roofing materials, windows, and doors to enclose the building. 100% of your donations go to the field of operations (make sure and label your offering for what area of operations) and to the people it is intended to help! Lord’s Way Ministries is going to support these efforts, in any way we can; all your help will be directly routed to Accra, and Kumasi just to name a few in Ghana, Africa as well as around the world, even in India, Israel, Asia, and Pakistan; thank you for your support.
You can also pay at Dwolla at this link below: https://forms.dwollalabs.com/lords-way-ministries thank you for your support and God will greatly bless you for being a faithful servant, whose works are found to be prefect, Mt.5:48; Lk.17:7-10; Jms.1:27! Mt.25:40And the King shall answer and say unto them: Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me! And those who heed not the word of God are these:41Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: 42For I was an hungered, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: 43I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. 44Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee a hungered, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? 45Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. 46And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.