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Col 3:16  Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

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  1. The old man is our condition as a marred vessel of clay, made that way purposefully by the Lord. In our carnal and natural condition, we are incapable of doing good and obeying His commandments. Those deluded by the lie of free will and that is up to us to stop sinning based on our supposed free will have not a clue and are in utter darkness and how great is that darkness (Mat 6:23). We all come into this world not created perfect and sinless as the churches of men teach. No we are created marred.

    Jer 18:1 The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
    Jer 18:2 Arise, and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words.
    Jer 18:3 Then I went down to the potter’s house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.
    Jer 18:4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.

    and this is all His work. We are purposefully made marred, we have no choice in the matter.

    Rom 8:20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
    Rom 8:21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

    Psa 51:5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

    The word translated marred in Jeremiah if you look it up how it is used most of the time, it is the word destroyed. The first vessel, the old man is made to be destroyed and this on purpose. This destruction comes by living thru God’s judgments and having His wrath poured out upon our carnal mind and sinful ways. That is how we are saved, this is how we as the people of God (and ultimately all people) are redeemed.

    Exo 6:6 Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments:

    Being judged now in this life, is what happens to the chosen few of the Lord. This is His church, the little flock, His Elect, the bride of Christ, many names and symbols in Scripture. But it is not those in Babylon that are still under the influences of the harlot and her 200 million lies (Rev 9:16).

    1Pe 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

    The wisdom of God is foolishness to the natural man (1 Cor 2:14). We gain our live by loosing our life. We avoid judgment (the wrath to come) by going thru judgment right here and right now. God’s Elect are the first to go thru this process in this life. For everyone else it will be when they are resurrected in spiritual bodies then they will be judged and that judgment is what will save them (redeem them).

    1Co 11:31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
    1Co 11:32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

    This all seems so contradictory to the carnal mind. This is why it must be given for us to see and to hear the mysteries of the kingdom of God.

    Mat 13:9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
    Mat 13:10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
    Mat 13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
    Mat 13:12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
    Mat 13:13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
    Mat 13:14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:

    I am hoping you are hearing some Steve. Only the Lord can do this. He must MAKE KNOWN His words to you and me. He must cause our ears to hear as Jeremiah 18:2 at the top of this email also says.

    Pro 1:23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.

    Psa 10:17 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

    How do you think we obey the Lord? We don’t choose of our own free will, we have no free will. We are caused to obey Him with time by learning He really is the Lord and is in charge of all things. The scourging grace of the Lord, HIS JUDGMENTS is what saves us, it is what delivers us from our sins. Maybe now some things will begin to fall into place for you.

    Eze 36:27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

    Christ does not come to make peace with our old man. He comes with a sword. He comes to divide and separate us from the world and our wicked ways. This is the true grace of God and what a loving Father does to teach us.

    Heb 12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

    That is the definition of the Love of God.

    1Jn 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

    2Jn 1:6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.

    The old man aka the beast will always be there while we are in these marred vessels of clay. Like Christ we will not be perfected until the THIRD day which is when we get new bodies. That beast was, is not yet is and here we see that Scripture.

    Rev 17:8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

    There is no healing in Babylon, that healing is superficial (Jer 8:11). The only true healing is for our old man to be crucified with Christ and suffering many trials and us losing our old way of life. There is no other way. Here is the only way to enter the kingdom, the temple which is Christ. All that bad stuff in the book of revelation must be lived out by you and me. That is the judgment of God and that is how Christ is revealed in us. The kingdom of God is within you!!!! It is not out there, look inside.

    Rev 15:8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.

    The real Jesus is not attractive to flesh. We would never willingly go there, we must indeed be dragged just as Jesus said.

    Joh 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me drag him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

  2. Just ruminating on the topic of the clouds some more. Once one begins to see the truth hidden in the spirit then they indeed have a new bible to learn and a lot of false doctrines to unlearn.

    Isa_5:6 And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.

    The rains that comes from the clouds is the word of God that waters the land, washes us clean and gives life to the new man within us. As we see time and time again, whether or not someone has ears to hear the word is indeed given to them. So the Lord commands His Christ (the clouds) on whom we are to speak with and who we are not. We don’t engage with heretics that is for sure and only feed the few sheep and lambs the Lord brings our way, but in any case, we wait upon the Lord. So here in ISAIAH 5 we see this truth again that the Lord will command the clouds not to rain on the earth, which is not speaking of this physical planet. Oh earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the Lord! (Jeremiah 22:29)

    Isa_14:14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

    Here we have a verse showing us how we (not Satan) will be puffed up and think we actually bring something to God, denying we are all His work. While those in the Body are Christ, they are not the head and when we get puffed up like this, the Lord cannot use us and we are headed for a fall. The Nicolatian spirit is one that wants to rise above the clouds, to be the head of the witnesses that make up the body of Christ.

    Nah_1:3 The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.

    This is speaking to the Lord working every aspect of our life, including the good and the bad and using that to bring judgment to us. That primarily comes from hearing the WORD, the words of fire spoken by the His Body (Jer 5:14). The Elect of God are these clouds and are the feet of the Lord, being His very body.

    Mat_17:5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

    The manifestation of the sons of God will come from the CLOUD. It will come from the Body of Christ who will recognize who is of God and who is not by trying the spirits and testing their doctrine. Anyone that denies Christ IS come in the flesh of this Body is the antichirst and a liar.

    Mat_26:64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.

    All of us in our day of the Lord, in our day of judgment, in our day of salvation (all one and the same); will see the son of man, Christ in the flesh, coming in the clouds of heaven which is the BODY OF CHRIST. We will get it and a door to heaven in our mind would have been opened up by being given this understanding.

    Luk_9:34 While he thus spake, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud.
    Luk_9:35 And here came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.

    The whole story of the transfiguration is about seeing Christ in the spirit while still being in a body of sinful flesh. We all see this but not until we are on the mount and in the body of Christ, IN THE CLOUDS. These truths of course will be foolishness to the natural man who cannot receive the true things of God even though they may fancy themselves a student of the bible and a religious person.

    1Th_4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

    This is Paul speaking of what happens to us spiritually the day we are brought together in Christ with ears to hear and eyes to see. It happens in the clouds of course and while this does have an outward application as well, the word of God always being IS, WAS and WILL BE, the point I am making is what happens in the here and now when we coming into the marvelous light that is THE BODY OF CHRIST. The same cloud that is sheer darkness to those on the other side of the veil of flesh, being YET CARNAL.

    Jud_1:12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;

    Here we see clouds in the negative sense. There are many of the mixed multitude spirit that have a lot of truth but are not given to move beyond on to maturity. They get puffed up and hang around the body of Christ, warming themselves by the fire but yet deny Christ continually by not separating from the world and its traditions or fearing men more than fearing God. These kind, whom I have mad many dealing with, are clouds without spirit, there is leaven in their doctrine, they are carried about by lies, their fruit does not last and ….We are to get these kind OUT OF THE BODY if we cannot convert them from their errors and that is exactly why we have church discipline, the need for watchman etc

    Rev_10:1 And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:

    Christ dwells in His people and is this mighty angel. He is clothed in the clouds which means resides in HIS body (dwells among and within HIS people), he is our covering. Collectively the body is Christ and are these pillars that keep the way to the tree of life. Nobody enters the temple that is Christ except by coming thru the pillars.

    Rev_11:12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.

    When we are truly born again with the true spirit of Christ, we ascend into the cloud that is the Body of Christ and from there are enemies will behold us. This may well be our families as it may cost us everything to follow Christ just as told the Apostles.

    Rev_14:14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.
    Rev_14:15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.
    Rev_14:16 And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.

    The saints shall judge the world in righteousness. We do this of course by the words we speak that are fire and that is what consumes the adversaries of God. These verses from Revelation tell of what happens to us when we abide in the eternal fire of His word while in the BODY OF CHRIST, in the clouds of heaven.

    Hope this was edifying to some. PETE peterjwilson56@gmail.com

  3. I wanted to add a few other verses to my already long post on Meeting Christ In The Clouds.

    Here are some witnesses from the old and new about being fed with judgment, the verse I cited from Ezekiel 34

    Eze 34:16 I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.

    This is what the word does when we “hear” it in Spirit and a door is opened in heaven (in our hearts and minds). This happens to precious few as you know. But here are other witnesses to this same mystery, the one Babylon has completely flip flopped.

    Rev 10:9 And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.
    Rev 10:10 And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.

    John eating the book is referencing him hearing the word in heaven and that word which is a fire coming to consume and ultimately destroy his old man and carnal nature. Ezekiel said the same, the sum of God’s word does not waiver or contradict.

    Eze 2:8 But thou, son of man, hear what I say unto thee; Be not thou rebellious like that rebellious house: open thy mouth, and eat that I give thee.
    Eze 2:9 And when I looked, behold, an hand was sent unto me; and, lo, a roll of a book was therein;
    Eze 2:10 And he spread it before me; and it was written within and without: and there was written therein lamentations, and mourning, and woe.

    if one can understand these things and come to know that being afflicted, IS THE WAY, it is the trials that are the hailstones that sweep away the refuge of lies and dis-annuls the covenant we all make with spiritual death (being yet carnal), then one is blessed indeed. This is the strange work of the Lord!!!!!

    Isa 28:14 Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.
    Isa 28:15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
    Isa 28:16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
    Isa 28:17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place. (THE TRIALS IS WHAT WRITES LAWS ON OUR HEART AND BURNS UP THE LIES)
    Isa 28:18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.

    Judgment is sweeter than honey and more desirable than gold. It is how we learn true righteousness and it must begin with God’s Elect in this age.

    1Pe 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

  4. The disease of babylon is its false doctrines. One of the most insidious that even well read bible people that are yet carnal cannot get beyond is the idea that salvation means avoiding going thru God’s judgment against our sins and enduring the wrath of God. The fact, is the exact opposite is true.

    Exo 6:6 Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments:

    Here is a second witness on what the Lord feeds His sheep with.

    Eze 34:16 I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.

    It is only by going thru God’s great judgments that we will be saved. That is in fact the only we learn righteousness, when judgment is on the earth (and we are the earth, our bodies, our old man).

    Isa 26:9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

    The only way to Christ, who is the way, is by living thru the wrath of God. NO MAN enters any other way

    Rev 15:8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.

    Judgment must begin only in God’s Elect (the house of God) in this age.

    1Pe 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

    That is the blessing that comes to a few. It comes with a steep price as we must lose our life to gain it, but afterwords it yields the peaceable fruit of true righteousness. If we are judged now in this life (AION) then we will be the judges of the world in the ages to come.

    1Co 11:31 For if we would judge ourselves (NOW), we should not be judged (later in the lake of fire)
    1Co 11:32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

    If we are given to endure thru our judgment now, we ourselves will be the judges of the entire world at the 2nd resurrection. That is the HIGHER calling of God of God’s Elect.

    1Co 6:2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
    1Co 6:3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?

    Mat 19:28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

    Judgment is how we are redeemed. There is not other way. This is what the fire of God’s word accomplishes. That is how all men shall be saved but only in the appointed times they are given ears to hear and eyes to see.

    1Co 3:15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

    It is going thru this process and being crushed to powder that we become usable to the Lord. This is how we are delivered of the slavery to sin and the lusts of this world.

    Exo 6:7 And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.

    This process of judgment is how we enter into the promised land, the rest of Christ that is only given to his people in this age but will ultimately come upon all men the same way.

    Exo 6:8 And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for an heritage: I am the LORD.

    This is a reminder of why God’s judgments are sweeter than honey and more desirable than gold.

    Psa 19:9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
    Psa 19:10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

    Unless our righteousness is that of Christ, and comes from being judged NOW in this life, we shall in no way enter the kingdom of God that is within us and we will remain full of death and be nothing more than a white washed tomb.

    Mat 5:20 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.

    The religious people of orthodoxy are the scribes and pharisees and their works represent SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS, when we mistakenly believe the lie of free will. We actually think it is up to us to save ourselves and while we may do many good works, they are all an abomination to the Lord.

    Isa 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

    It is when we think we need no repentance, have no need of a physician when we are in this self righteous stage. We actually think we do God a service in our carnal delusion. But the Lord is working all things, even sending that delusion and a day will come when we will see how blind we really were and then we will be granted repentance from our old ways.

    Joh 9:39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.

    It is precious thing to find a lamb, one of the few that have been shown some of these things and to escort them home into the true Body of Christ.

    Luk 15:3 And he spake this parable unto them, saying,
    Luk 15:4 What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?
    Luk 15:5 And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
    Luk 15:6 And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.
    Luk 15:7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.

    It is those following babylonian lies like eternal hell, free will, the trinity that think they need no repentance. They just have not yet been given eyes to see and ears to hear and don’t yet see their own nakedness, it has not been exposed to them. Their judgment has not yet come and hence their day of the Lord that will save them is yet future.

    Joh 12:48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

  5. The secret place of the Lord is in fact being dragged thru the veil of flesh and brought into a dwelling place with the real Body of Christ, the very Elect of God. To get thru that veil, we must be able to get beyond the bondage of the law of Moses and the inherent self righteousness (denies God’s sovereignty over all things). Few are dragged there and will never see the secret place of the Lord. To them that are still dead spiritually, being yet carnal, the secret place which is THE BODY OF CHRIST (THE ELECT) will of course be utter darkness.

    To those not yet given eyes to see or ears to hear and as the Egyptians chased the Isreal of God and Moses went up to the mountain that is Christ, this cloud of witnesses, the ELECT, that is also Christ will appear as thick darkness.

    Deu_4:11 And ye came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire unto the midst of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and thick darkness.

    I saw several Babylonian signs yesterday that reminded me of Psalm 91. The flesh takes this outwardly and wrongly applies these words and makes one think they can say outward words and be protected from physical calamities. They use this to promote God and country and to promote direct disobedience of the Lord’s commandments to resist not evil. There is even a Christian radio station where I used to live called Psalm 91.1 all based on the Babylonian lies

    Psa 91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

    Christ is His Body and this is the refuge and the fortress in which He dwells and His Elect dwell. This is in fact collectively heaven, the city of angels and the new Jerusalem spoken of in Scripture. One day all men will be in this city as the gates are never shut we are told.

    Psa 91:2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

    It is in this refuge that we unlearn all the lies we first learn in Babylon. It is here we are delivered of the false doctrines which is the snare of the fowler (birds of the air) and the pestilence that comes upon us when we are in Egypt and still carnal.

    Psa 91:3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

    The feathers of the Lord are His doctrines and the understanding of them that must be given to us that collectively make up His wings on which we overcome and soar above in the heavens. This only takes place in the might fortress that is the Body of Christ.

    Psa 91:4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

    When the inevitable trials and tribulations come, which is the only way to enter into the kingdom, we shall not fear. In fact we won’t think it strange as Peter tells us in 1 Peter 4:12, but will rejoice knowing what the Lord is doing and that His fire, which is His spoken word spoken by His Elect (Christ) that represent His Body and His hands, feet, arms, shoulders, mouth etc., is what consumes the old man within us, brings judgment upon us and is what ultimately sanctifies us and saves us.

    Psa 91:5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

    The old man will very much be afraid but the new man will not because His trust will be in the Lord. We won’t be deceived any longer or led astray by the lies of this world. We will not go beyond what is written and stand on the WORD and not the principals of this world and science falsely so called.

    Psa 91:6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

    We will see multitudes of people, the crowd, fall victim to the lies the worldly logic. But we if we are God’s Elect will not fall. We will stand strong in this world, being in it but not of it. The Lord, thru His Body, the strong tower will hold us up just as Moses hands were help in the wilderness during the battles.

    Psa 91:7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

    We will see and understand how the Lord is deceiving the entire world now and only giving truth to His precious few. We will know the wicked are rewarded to help reinforce the strong delusion of free will but we will not trust in such carnal thinking. To be carnally minded is in fact death.

    Psa 91:8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
    Psa 91:9 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

    Lord willing we will remain in the dwelling place of the Lord which is with His people, His very Elect. He is not in some building, He is in His precious few that He alone has chosen and dragged from many nations, tongues and tribes into a special secret dwelling place.

    Psa 91:10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

    And the angels of the Lord, which are His Elect will keep charge over us. We will sharpen each other and edify one another and bring judgment to one another by speaking and obeying the WORD. This is how we wash each others feet spiritually speaking and how we are kept in the ways of the Lord.

    Psa 91:11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

    This abiding and speaking often to one another, is what being in a refiners fire of Malachi is all about. Out feet, which means our walk will not be bruised, we will not stumble if we are made faithful to abide in this secret place.

    Psa 91:12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

    While we are in the Body we will tread upon all the lies and false doctrines of the world and orthodox Christianity. Lying spirits will not enter into our spiritual houses and we will put down the beast our old man is at heart. As Christ we will subdue our enemies within and our own earth will be our footstool just as Scripture tell us.

    Psa 91:13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

    Being given His name, is being given the NATURE of Christ. This is salvation, this is sanctification. This is the remaking of the marred vessel of clay as Jeremiah 18 and Romans 9 speak about. This is what being given a new name means in Revelation 3. This only takes place if one is dragged into the BODY OF CHRIST after coming out of the orthodox churches and then wondering even longer in the wilderness.

    Psa 91:14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

    But once in the BODY, in this secret place, we will call upon the Lord and HE will answer us. He will deliver us and will exalt us in due time. This is how we are conformed to the image of God’s son, it is a process that does not even begin until we first enter into the gates of the city of the living God. We cannot find this city on our own, we indeed must be dragged.

    Joh 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me drag him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

    Psa 91:15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

    And it is then we shall have eternal life, which is long life. This is defined for us in John 17:3 which says eternal life is to know the Lord and His Father and this is only found when we are abiding in the secret place. This is the place of salvation, it is only shown to us here.

    Psa 91:16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

    We have nothing to do with this, this is all the Lord’s work and His timing. I hope this has helped some of you and if there are questions please let me know. peterjwilson56@gmail.com

  6. Some true bread from heaven regarding the so called “Lord’s Prayer”

    Mat 6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
    Mat 6:10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

    The kingdom of God is within us.

    Luk 17:20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
    Luk 17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

    Heaven is not some place out there, it is the hearts and minds of God’s Elect. That is where heaven is and that is also the throne of Jesus Christ.

    Isa 66:1 Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?

    If we are God’s Elect and given the mind of Christ, we too are seated in the heavens with Christ, in the hearts and minds of His Elect right now in down payment form.

    Eph 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heaven (NOT HEAVENLY PLACES) in Christ Jesus:

    The whole concept of prayer is becoming a doer of the WORD not just a hearer. The Lord’s advice on praying was not speaking of physically reciting rote words, he was speaking of having us to ask the Lord to take what we know in the heavens (THE TRUTH, HIS WORD) and have that become manifest in the earth. We are the earth, His church, the real one, His Body is the earth and that is where He will be Lord over putting that under His feet. Guess who are the feet of Christ? That’s right, it is HIS BODY, His Elect.

    So praying for thy will be done in the earth as it is in heaven is to hasten the coming of the Lord to our earth. It is to get along the work of salvation in our life which is our sanctification.

    1Th 4:3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:

    Abstaining from fornication means to get out of our walk the mixing of wordly logic and beliefs with the truths of God’s word. That is spiritual fornication. His bride will be spotless and cleanses of all those lies and will truly be made separate.

    The sooner our earth will hear the WORD of the Lord the sooner this process will be completed and what is already bound in heaven will then be bound upon the earth, our earth.

    Jer 22:29 O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD.

    I hope you hear these words and they help you in this ongoing is was and will be process of the Lord.

    Isa 1:2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.

  7. There remains a real rest of God’s very Elect. Only they will attain to it in this age.

    Heb 4:9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
    Heb 4:10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.

    That rest is really accepting the absolute sovereignty of God in every aspect of our life. This includes the good and the evil. This includes the sin and the obedience.

    Isa 63:17 O LORD, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and hardened our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servants’ sake, the tribes of thine inheritance.

    Eze 36:27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

    The Lord is in fact the LORD of our heavens and our earth. If you know what those things are then you will know and believe the Lord in fact works all things for the counsel of His will. Yet so very few believe the Scriptures, especially the ones that think they know and make a ministry going around accusing others. But even that delusion in the work of the Lord.

    Eph 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

    We can be right there at the door to the tabernacle that is Christ and know the truths in our heavens but not have it come into being in our earth. We should pray that as it is in heaven is so shall also be in our earth. This means we will walk the talk and be a doer of the WORD, not just a hearer.

    But we must strive against the many trials and tests of our faith the Lord will bring to us. We must be willing to forsake the ways of the world and reject its wisdom and philosophy that may seem wise but our built upon lies and unbelief.

    Heb 4:11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

    If one truly has been given ears to hear and eyes to see and judgment has come upon them, then the WORD will not return voice. It will accomplish its purposes in our lives right on schedule

    Heb 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

    Heb 4:13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

    Believing in this truth and getting past the strong delusion of free will is a chasm so great it is impossible to bridge unless and until the Lord does it.

    Luk 16:26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.

  8. When we are still carnal and under the influences of Babylonian doctrine, we will not understand the spiritual truths of God’s Word. We will be looking outwardly versus inwardly and will see things as a history lessons versus words that we ourselves are actually living. But make no mistake, whether we know it right now or not, this is the truth.

    Mat 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

    When you see any name on the pages of Scripture, that is YOU, it not someone else. YOU ARE THE MAN. Those are living words.

    2Sa 12:7 And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul;

    Let’s look at how this might apply to some well known passages, ones that are typically taken dispensationally only, as some future event.

    Luk 17:20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
    Luk 17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

    Christ is the word and that word, IS, WAS AND WILL BE in the lives of ever man every born. IS, is the most important, if you are God’s Elect that word IS working in you right now. You are living those words, you as part of His Body are Christ. The was and the will be are certainly applicable and will come to pass in the inward and the outward, but for God’s Elect the most important thing is the IS.

    1Pe 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

    The “house of God” is His temple, which is the BODY OF CHRIST, the few in which He now dwells.

    1Co 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

    Eze 37:27 My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

    Luke 17 tells us of the outward process (Will Be) aspect of the WORD but also WAS and most importantly the IS aspect that will take place first in the hearts and minds of God’s very Elect.

    Luk 17:22 And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it.
    Luk 17:23 And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them.

    The Lord will stir the hearts of His Elect and they will seek truth and desire the purging of their sins and finding the righteousness of Christ as their judgment begins and they are shown their innate sinfulness. We are warned not to follow after all the false prophets and liars out there, even though we will first do exactly that was we live by every word and are tossed and turned by every wind of doctrine.

    Eph 4:14 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;

    In these “end times” for us personally, we will be tossed and turned and think we are learning in our deception.

    2Ti 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
    2Ti 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
    2Ti 3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
    2Ti 3:4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
    2Ti 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
    2Ti 3:6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
    2Ti 3:7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
    2Ti 3:8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
    2Ti 3:9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.

    But then suddenly a day will come. It will be THAT DAY, the day of the Lord for us, the day written in our books since before we were born, a day or hour that no man knows but the Father. And henceforth everything will change and it will happen suddenly.

    Luk 17:24 For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.

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    Luk 17:25 But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.
    Luk 17:26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
    Luk 17:27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
    Luk 17:28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
    Luk 17:29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
    Luk 17:30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
    Luk 17:31 In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.
    Luk 17:32 Remember Lot’s wife.
    Luk 17:33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
    Luk 17:34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.
    Luk 17:35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
    Luk 17:36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
    Luk 17:37 And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.

  9. AUTUMN Writes: In your latest post you say “Jesus is both darkness and light”. What do you make of this scripture that says that this isnt the truth? 1 John 1:5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.

    Pete’s Reply
    : The answer to your question requires one to appreciate, understand and apply the principle that says THE SUM OF GOD’s WORD IS TRUTH.

    1 John 1:5 is absolutely true. Yet one must rightfully divide what is being said in the context of ALL the Scriptures. There is no darkness “in Him”. But what is really being said by that one Scripture? What does IN HIM mean? Does this Scripture say God does not blind people, send strong delusion, cause sin or send evil spirits, create evil or speak it forth? No it does not say that at all as we have many Scriptures that say just that very thing. So we have to apply the SUM OF THY WORD to find the truth and take into account the macro truth of what God is doing if we are given to know these things.

    I hope you will be given to see the mistake you are making in trying to take 1 John 1:5 all by itself and pit it against many other Scriptures. That is no way to find the truth. THE SUM must be taken.

    Psa 119:160 The sum of thy word is truth; And every one of thy righteous ordinances endureth for ever.

    Which is the same thing Peter tells us here.

    2Pe 1:20 knowing this first, that no prophecy of scripture is of its own explanation

    Our carnal minds and the doctrines of all the orthodox churches (aka Babylon) violate these commandments and truths and take SOME, not the SUM to create their own doctrines. This is likened to making one’s own bread.

    Isa 4:1 And seven women shall take hold of one man in that day, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name; take thou away our reproach.

    We must remember the Scriptures are all written in parables so they mean what they mean not what they literally say. The Lord, who changes not, has always used His prophets to speak His truths and have them speak in parables and similitude’s (symbolized words). This is how His Elect speak today and few are given the ability to hear and receive the truth. It is God’s plan to keep most people in darkness (spiritually blind).

    Hos 12:10 I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes, by the ministry of the prophets.

    Mar 4:11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, ALL these things are done in parables:

    Eze 2:7 And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear: for they are most rebellious.

    So words like darkness don’t simply mean what we might think of darkness in the physical; there is a deeper meaning. We as God’s Elect, if we are God’s Elect and priests and kings of the Lord, must dig deep for the truth.

    Pro 25:2 It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.

    It is the glory of God to conceal the truths and it is only thru trials, afflictions and sufferings (the glory) that we learn the truth (righteousness) with time. But we must never fall victim to the carnal mind and its trap of applying things only outwardly forgetting it’s all a parable and pitting one Scripture against others that seem to say the opposite. BIG MISTAKE.

    Christ is Everything
    Christ is everything and yes that includes dark things. The Alpha and the Omega and everything in between. Please see my recent posts on that topic for a complete vetting of that concept. He is the first and the last. He is the sinful Adam and the new man from heaven. ALL THINGS being of God means just that. So when we see these words, they do not negate the truth that the Lord is working ALL THINGS they simply expand the understanding that when we are given to follow Him, we will from that point forward in our walk, no longer walk being deceived by the false doctrines of the apostate church and the traditions and philosophy of the world.

    Luk_11:35 Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.

    Col 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ (The true doctrines, held and kept by His Body).

    Jesus Christ is the light of the world. When we follow “Him” we shall not walk in darkness but shall having living within us and guiding us the true doctrines of Christ which are the light of life. Such truths will be death to the old man but life to the new man. And in the same way His Father sent Him, so does Christ sends “His Christ”, which is His Very Elect.

    Joh 20:21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

    1Jn 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

    BEING “IN HIM”
    Jesus Christ is the light of the world but so is His Christ. In both cases the same things is being said Christ is the light of the world because He and His Body are inseparable.

    Mat 5:14 Ye (Christ, My Body) are the light of the world. A city (New Jerusalem, Christ, Lamb’s Bride, The Body, etc.) that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

    Joh 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

    If we are not in this city, we are walking in darkness. At the revelation of Jesus Christ to us personally we will see this holy city with new spiritual eyes as it appears in our inward heavens. This is where “light” is found and there is NO DARKNESS.

    Rev 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

    Rev 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

    So 1 John 1:5 is clearly speaking of the truth of where the true light of pure doctrine and the word is found. That is only found in the Body of Christ, the few chosen, the very Elect of the Lord who as Christ is the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

    If anyone says they are in the BODY of Christ (i.e. “IN HIM”) and walk around following and believing lies, they are liars and are not in the true body of Christ. Any believing and following false doctrines is IN DARKNESS and they are not in the Body of Christ. That is what it means to NOT BE IN HIM.

    1Jn_1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness (believing false doctrines), we lie, and do not the truth:

    This is also the quick and easy way to see who is of God and who is not. We must try the spirits which means TEST THEIR DOCTRINE against what is written.

    1Jn 4:6 We 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.

    Anyone believing in eternal torment, free will, the trinity, once saved always saved, man made perfect then fell in the garden, is walking in sheer darkness and is blind as a bat. None of those “doctrines” are million miles of the truth but even that delusion is all the Lord’s work. He is the one that made man blind, deaf and dumb.

    Exo 4:11 And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man’s mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD?

    In the same way He wounds, He also heals and in the appointed time and causes us to hear His word and see His truths we could not see previously.

    Pro_20:12 The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them.

    So much for the free will doctrine, it has zero place to stand yet billions believe it. I hope you will ponder these truths and challenge in your heavens the lie that man, you and me, has any role in coming to the true light and coming out of spiritual darkness. No, we don’t choose the real Jesus, He chooses us and any other doctrine is false — it is another jesus, it is thick darkness. Anyone thinking it was up to them is wearing the garment of self righteousness (wearing their own apparel, making their own bread/doctrine per ISA 4:1) and just doesn’t not know it yet.

    Joh 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you

    Being IN CHRIST is topic that very few understand what is being said. To begin with we must know that Jesus Christ very much identifies with HIS BODY. As was said earlier but needs to be pounded into our carnal minds and ways of thinking, Jesus Christ The Lord is inseparable from Christ His Body. He is the head but we are His Body if indeed we have been dragged to that Body.

    Eph 5:30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

    This is where most carnally minded people will lose it and not be able to see the plain truth the Scriptures I am showing plainly in this post. Many, myself included in the past will falsely accuse those speaking these truths of blasphemy just like they did to our Lord. But such is the narrow way, God’s Elect are given to follow in the foot steps of the Lord. Here is something to think long and hard about.

    Saul of Tarsus never physically persecuted Jesus Christ before He was crucified or even later. But look at what the Lord says about who Saul was persecuting.

    Act 22:7 And I fell unto the ground, and heard a voice saying unto me, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? (MY BODY)
    Act 22:8 And I answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me, I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou persecutest.

    We must come to understand what being IN HIM means and then we will know what 1 John 1:5 is really speaking about. It is not saying the Lord does not cause darkness or cause evil things to happen because He absolutely does. HE is the creator and Lord of all things, even darkness, even evil, even sins, all things is indeed all things if you can believe the truth.

    As we saw above, the Body of Christ is the Light that is in this world. It is when we are this body that we are “In Him” and not walking in darkness. The Babylonian mindset does not understand the reason and purposes for God’s Elect and have greatly expanded the narrow road making it very broad only requiring one’s exercise of a free will decision for Christ. Nothing could be further from the truth, that doctrines is utter darkness.

    Being “in Christ” does not mean we belong to a church or profess His name. Billions do and say such things but have never known the Lord.

    Mat 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
    Mat 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
    Mat 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

    This will of course be all of us at some point but in due time a very few (the few chosen) will come to know the Lord and be IN CHRIST. That is only His Elect, not the multitudes plagued by babylonian false doctrines. We all are kept blind, bound in chains of “spiritual darkness” awaiting our day of judgment that begins with ears to hear and eyes to see given to us. This verse from Jude is not speaking of some event for those “evil people over there”. It is speaking to the event that will come to all men, you and me included but in our appointed times, in our day of the Lord, on THAT DAY!

    Jud 1:6 And the angels (messengers) which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.

    When we cannot yet hear the word (no ears to hear), we continue to reject God and His truths and therefore our judgment has not begun.

    Joh 12:48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

    That veil over our eyes, keeps us in darkness and unable to see the kingdom of God or know Christ. That veil is His flesh, it is His Body.

    Heb 10:20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh

    What we call light will be turned into utter darkness the moment our judgment begins and our new man begins to be crucified with Christ. Then this veil that separates us from God is rent in our midst just as we are told.

    Luk_23:45 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.

    When what we believe are the lies of Babylon and its false doctrines we are in darkness and how great is that darkness. We all first think we serve God yet like Saul of Tarsus, the light that is in us is actually utter darkness and we will unknowingly be kicking against the pricks.

    Mat 6:23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!

    This is where we are when we attack and persecute the truth that all men shall be saved. This is the darkness we abide in when we judge another man’s servant and blame men rather than God for the events in our life and the world under the strong delusion of free will.

    We all will be blinded until the day this veil of flesh is removed from us and then we shall see and enter into the tabernacle that is Christ beyond that veil. Few are given to do this in each generation because many are called and few are chosen.

    2Co 3:14 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.

    This great truths are right there in our bibles but we simply cannot see them when the veil is over our face. We think being IN HIM means we only do good things and by our own free will stop sinning and obey God. We have no clue of God’s absolute sovereignty at this stage but one day we will come to see and believe the Scriptures, all of them and truly tremble at His word. And that very much includes darkness and yes even our very sins.

    The Creation Story
    We all see that in the creation story, applying it outwardly but it also applies inwardly, HIS WORDS ARE SPIRIT. God created Darkness and He created it all thru Jesus Christ as the SUM OF THY WORD TELLS US.

    Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
    Gen 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
    Gen 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
    Gen 1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

    God dividing the light from the darkness is how Christ is formed in us. The old man is decreased, cut off and the new man is increased, comes forth. This is all the work of the Lord in our lives, HE IS THE POTTER and we the clay. We are indeed the works of HIS HANDS. I beat these Scriptures up, but they are so true.

    Php 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

    Isa 64:8 But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.

    These words from Genesis Chapter 1, like all Scripture have an outward meaning but their meaning is first and foremost primarily INWARDLY. Yet the carnal mind always applies them outwardly as a history lesson first and that is how the Lord keeps all but His Elect in “darkness”. These are words you and me and all men shall live. We live by all of them (Matthew 4:4, Luke 4:4 etc). These words are first and foremost SPIRIT.

    Joh 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

    Christ created it all:

    Col 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
    Col 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
    Col 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

    There is no room to exclude darkness from what the Lord is doing. It is God who causes and works all things, even dark things, even evil things.

    Eph 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

    Isa 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.

    Lam 3:37 Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass, when the Lord commandeth it not?
    Lam 3:38 Out of the mouth of the most High proceedeth not evil and good?

    Isa 63:17 O LORD, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and hardened our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servants’ sake, the tribes of thine inheritance.

    Nothing we do is apart from Christ, NOTHING.
    Do you believe these words of Scripture? Very few do despite what they claim.

    Joh 15:1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
    Joh 15:2 Every 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.
    Joh 15:3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
    Joh 15:4 Abide 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.
    Joh 15:5 I 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.

    Everything is IN HIM. If it does not bear fruit, it is eventually cut off but those works are still IN HIM. Apart from Him we can do nothing means exactly what it says in this case and is consistent with THE SUM OF GODS WORD. He is the Lord, He rules in the hearts and minds of men, even evil men whether they know it or not.

    Pro 16:4 The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

    Dan 4:35 And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?

    So few believe the Scriptures, they only believe “some” of them and their eyes and ears cannot see or hear the truth. I hope you hear because you have challenged the truth several times with me and all I do is keep pointing you back to the Scriptures which in total are the truth.

    Lightness and darkness is the same to the Lord. Can it be any clearer than this?

    Psa 139:12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.

    The truth that is Christ and His Body, the cloud, is light to those with eyes to see and ears to hear and to those spiritual Egyptians the truth of God’s sovereignty and salvation of all and all other truths of God’s words are indeed utter darkness.

    Exo 14:20 And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night.

    This dichotomy is what separates the true people of God, His Very Elect from the Babylonians and the multitudes that claim His name yet make their own bread and wear their own clothes as we saw earlier from Isaiah 4:1.

    To the carnal mind, the true things of the Lord are foolishness (1 Cor 2:14) which is the same as darkness. Although God is light and there is no darkness IN HIM (as will be discussed below), that same light is in fact darkness when we are yet carnal and do not have the gift of faith nor ears to hear nor eyes to see the true doctrines of Christ. That is what these stories tell us in type and shadow.

    Exo_20:21 And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.

    Being “far off” means we have not yet been dragged to the Lord where God is. At this point the light of the true doctrines of Christ is thick darkness.

    Deut 4:11 And ye came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire unto the midst of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and thick darkness.

    When we first approach Christ (the mountain) there is great fire and darkness and clouds in our inward heavens of our hearts and minds. It takes time for the fire to burn away the darkness and show to us the true light that is the pure doctrines of Christ and not the lies of Babylon that first must fill our heavens.

    Deut 5:22 These words the LORD spake unto all your assembly in the mount out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great voice: and he added no more. And he wrote them in two tables of stone, and delivered them unto me.

    Thick darkness is in fact strong delusion, one and the same.

    2Th 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
    2Th 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

    Who sends the strong delusion? Make no mistake it is the LORD. It serves His plan and purpose to give sight and ears to hear to a very few and blind and make deaf everyone else.

    Mat 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.
    He sends and creates the darkness be it on the physical earth or the spiritual earth.

    Isa_60:2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

    Luk_23:44 And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.

    Also note that we all take pleasure in unrighteousness and will first fall far away from the truth. This is a prerequisite for Christ to come. Who we truly are, a self righteous religious beast must be revealed to us first!

    2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
    2Th 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

    We won’t see (come out of darkness) until we come to see we are blind.

    Joh 9:39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.

    It is those who think they see (not in darkness, not in need of repentance, don’t need a healer….) who are actually made blind and kept in strong delusion. Oh the strange ways of the Lord!

    We all will be and are by nature self righteous as brute beasts made to be destroyed in our day of judgment. But to a remnant, to the Elect this darkness will be removed and we will enter INTO HIM, we will become part of the BODY OF CHRIST and that is where there will be no darkness and we will receive the true light and pure doctrines of Christ as our spiritual food.

    This strong delusion that the Lord sends to keep the entire world in darkness except for His very Elect.

    Rom 11:7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the (ONLY) election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded
    Rom 11:8 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.

    The truth that God does this on purpose is hidden from the eyes of those in Babylon, but here it is plain as day.

    Mat 13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
    Mat 13:12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
    Mat 13:13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

    Darkness in Scripture means the absence of light. But these things again speak primarily of SPIRITUAL THINGS. They speak of truth and whether one has the true doctrines of Christ or not. Eternal hell is darkness. Man having free will is utter darkness the opposite of light. This is why 1 John 1:5 says what it says. If one is so blessed to be in CHRIST, in HIS BODY, there is no darkness there. Only the true doctrines are taught, the lies and leaven is all purged out, even a little bit.

    1Jn_1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

    This Scripture does not negate the fact the Lord is causing all things even evil things. This in no ways passes the buck and responsibility for man for the evil things of this world.

    Amo 3:6 Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it?

    The SUM of God’s word makes it perfectly clear that God is doing it all thru the Lord. And we are told very many times that this includes working evil for good in the end. This is not darkness, this is just the Lord’s plan as the Scriptures plainly teach to those with eyes to see and ears to hear.

    Gen 50:20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.

    Please read this post about the origins of evil to see many more witnesses to the Lord’s ways.

    http://truthinscripture.com/2014/09/22/who-is-responsible-for-evil/

    The Lord calls His Elect OUT OF DARKNESS and into His light. He actually drags us there as has been written about. But we all must first walk in darkness, we live by every word and that includes first being in thick darkness. Then in the appointed times we are shown a great light. A light is shone to light our path and that is how we come out of darkness little by little. Here are some Scriptures that state this MO of the Lord’s.

    Isa_9:2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.

    Isa_29:18 And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.

    Isa_42:7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.

    The healing of blind men is what the Lord does when He comes to us in truth and in Spirit. It begins by opening our eyes to see and giving us ears to hear. We won’t see the light of day until that day comes spiritually and it has nothing to do with our so called free will, which is itself darkness.

    Joh 9:1 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. (ALL OF US)
    Joh 9:2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?
    Joh 9:3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.

    The works of God is being transformed, calling light out of the darkness. It is being born again and seeing and hearing the truth of God’s word and His doctrines for the very first time.

    I shared this story and these Scriptures when I was first given my sight and led out the darkness I was in, even though I thought it was light. This is how it works for all of us in our appointed times, we are these two blind men who begin to hear Jesus and we cry out to Him (His Body) for the truth. We won’t be given sight until we are first given to acknowledge our blindness. Then we shall see.

    Mat 20:30 And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David.
    Mat 20:31 And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David.
    Mat 20:32 And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you?
    Mat 20:33 They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.
    Mat 20:34 So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.

    This is the ministry of Christ, and the greater works that God’s Elect will do in this age.

    Luk 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

    Receiving our eyesight is walking in the light but know all the days walking in darkness are still the Lord’s work in us.

    Lam_3:2 He hath led me, and brought me into darkness, but not into light.

    Joe_2:31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.

    These words are Spirit and speak of spiritual things happening in the kingdom of God within us.

    All things are indeed of the Lord, even the days appointed for us to walk in darkness all the while claiming falsely that we know Him and keep His commandments. Why do we call Him Lord Lord and not do what He says? But when our day of the Lord comes, our judgment will begin and then we will indeed learn righteousness, the true kind that is found only IN CHRIST.

    Amo_5:20 Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?

    God is working all things for the counsel of His will and that is to bring salvation to all in the end. His plan is to call light out of the darkness that is within us all but only in His appointed times. Here is that account again from Genesis

    Gen 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
    Gen 1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

    I have spoken the light of truth to those who have read this article. At first, all of us being birthed in darkness and deaf and blind to the truth, do not receive the light when it is shined upon us.

    Joh 1:5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

    But a day comes when that changes and let him who has ears to hear, hear the word of the Lord.

    Jesus through HIS BODY, that does the greater works is touching the eyes and ears of those precious few the Lord has ordained to be given their sight and hearing in this age. There is no greater work than feeding and nourishing the lambs of God.

    Sincere questions and comments can be emailed to me at peterjwilson56@gmail.com or you can comment below.

    Pete

  10. In your latest post you say “Jesus is both darkness and light”. What do you make of this scripture that says that this isnt the truth?

    1 John 1:5

    This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.

  11. We all have to be dragged to Christ. No man comes any other way. So much for the delusion of free will that ensnares everyone and so few escape from that trap in this life.

    Joh 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me drag him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

    (Yes the word is dragged, not draw. Go dig up the truth using your concordance and how this word is used, along with its root elsewhere)

    We don’t choose Christ (John 15:16), He choose us. Our old man would never voluntarily walk into a furnace of affliction, yet that is the way we all must come to know the Lord.

    Isa 48:10 Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.

    To those enduring these fiery trials it can be very painful yet it is by knowing how the Lord works and that these trials and sufferings are HIS ways, is how we find the inner true peace of Christ.

    Col 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church:

    So much for the finished works of the cross false doctrine, but that is another topic.

    To those few of you enduring this as the Lord shows you more of His plan and opens your mind to understand the Scriptures, I say welcome to the club or should I say the house of the Lord!!!!!

    1Pe 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

    These trials and afflictions are the Lord’s MO. All of God’s Elect will share this struggle.

    Ecc 9:2 All things come alike to all: there is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked; to the good and to the clean, and to the unclean; to him that sacrificeth, and to him that sacrificeth not: as is the good, so is the sinner; and he that sweareth, as he that feareth an oath.

    I myself have had many months in a row of outwardly being in a furnace, a living hell, under tremendous pressure, being choked off from praying, studying the word, fellowshipping, relaxing …… the whole thing. Every single area of my outward life is oppressed. If I did not have faith in the Lord’s plan and MO I could not stand. Thankfully I also have a godly wife who without which I am not sure I would have made it. In times like this our carnal minds will feel forsaken of the Lord but we know that is a lie. Yet the Lord will do this for a little while in order to destroy the old man and beastly nature within our flesh and carnal mind.

    Isa 54:6 For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God.
    Isa 54:7 For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.
    Isa 54:8 In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer.

    When we go thru these trials we just need to be patient and wait upon the Lord. This is the patience of the saints to be tormented for a season (not burned in eternal hell forever!)

    Rev 14:9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
    Rev 14:10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
    Rev 14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for (for an age abiding time set by God needed for us, not for ever and ever) ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
    Rev 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

    These verses are not disconnected. The patience of God’s Elect, THE SAINTS, is being tormented in the presence of the lamb. This is the patience of God’s Elect to keep the commandments of God and endure thru the wrath poured out upon our old man. Life only comes thru death and this is all the Lord’s work in us.

    Php 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

    But for seasons the Lord will do these things to you, bring this affliction and torment to you in order that your faith my be tried and that is how you grow.

    1Pe 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

    Jas 1:3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

    These words should comfort us when we are brought low and suffer thru a famine of the word. What we as God’s Elect experience in this age is going thru is the ONLY WAY into the temple that is Christ. NO MAN comes any other way and not until the plagues are fulfilled. THis is a giant Scripture that nobody in Babylon has a clue what it says.

    Rev 15:8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.

    All of these things are for our sakes. The Lord has not left us, we just need to learn that the Babylonian idea that the Lord is blessing us outwardly in the flesh and that the peace if outwardly is not the Lord’s way.

    Mat 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.

    Those looking for outward blissful life are looking for the other jesus.

    His way is to give mercy to us. The mercy of God is in fact His bringing the trials upon us in this life. As God’s Elect, we go thru this first (now) so later we can be the means the Lord uses to have mercy on all.

    Mat 5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
    Mat 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

    Rom 11:31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.

    That is how he brings forth the new man and conforms us to the image of His son. It is a process of judgment and wrath poured out upon our old man. It takes time and patience and is indeed a furnace of affliction. We all share this experience Paul writes about in our own seasons.

    2Co 4:8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
    2Co 4:9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
    2Co 4:10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
    2Co 4:11 For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
    2Co 4:12 So then death worketh in us, but life in you.


    This is the furnace of affliction we are dragged to. These are the seven last plagues that we must fulfill in our lives in order to enter into Christ. There is no other way.

    2Co 4:13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;
    2Co 4:14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.
    2Co 4:15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

    All things are for our sakes as God’s Elect. Every word, every thought, ever storm, be it spiritually or physical, ALL THINGS, even history, even our very sins are for our sakes. This is how the potter remakes the marred vessels of clay we all are into the image of His son.

    Jer 18:3 Then I went down to the potter’s house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.
    Jer 18:4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.

    We are indeed the works of His hands. Our sufferings, the trials and afflictions along with our salvation our HIS WORK, we have nothing to do with it.

    Isa 64:8 But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.

    This is what results from this period of torment and our sufferings.

    Rev 21:5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

    Blessed are those who can see and hear this things, for theirs is the kingdom of God NOW.

    Mat 13:16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
    Mat 13:17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

  12. It is all within. Those are the profound words a dear brother in the Lord told me that really summed up the mysteries of the kingdom of God. As I have matured, it turns out this brother was spot on and was just echoing the words of our Lord.

    Luk 17:20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
    Luk 17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

    It is hard to receive these truths, it indeed takes time and we learn thru the process of judgment, which is the process of salvation that takes place inwardly the heavens and the earth.

    Isa 1:2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.

    Isa 51:13 And forgettest the LORD thy maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? and where is the fury of the oppressor?

    Dan_4:17 This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.

    The Lord is ruling right now in the lives of every creature alive. He is not depending upon someone’s free will to choose Him. Such nonsense.

    Act 17:28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

    Joh 15:5 I 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.

    We will need to learn to stop thinking outwardly but instead turn our eyes inwardly to the Kingdom of God. While there is outward application of Scripture, their meaning is first and foremost inwardly.

    Joh 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

    Scripture means what it means and not what is literally says which is why we must be GIVEN ears to hear if we are indeed to hear in the spirit.

    Jer 18:2 Arise, and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words.

    Psa 10:17 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

    Job 33:16 Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,

    Mat 13:13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

    Pro_20:12 The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them.

    Which is why Christ said many times: Let him who has ears to hear, hear. The others won’t hear plain and simple.

    The words of Christ never pass away. Every one of them is applicable to every man of every age, it only matters the times appointed before hand by God as to when we will actually live them.

    Mat 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

    Our delusion of free will when we are yet carnal won’t save us, as all things, even our salvation is all of the Lord.

    So simple yet utter darkness to the natural man.

    1Co 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

    Just because the natural man (all men before given eyes to see and ears to hear) cannot discern the truth does not change the truth that is given only to God’s very elect in this and every age and all the generations of man. Of course this is all by grace and not of our own doing but it is still a truth hated by the blind multitudes.

    Rom 11:5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
    Rom 11:6 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.
    Rom 11:7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded
    Rom 11:8 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear😉 unto this day.
    Rom 11:9 And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them:
    Rom 11:10 Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway.

    Some of the most profound but least understood words of Scripture are these words from the Apostle.

    1Co 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
    1Co 3:20 And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.
    1Co 3:21 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours;
    1Co 3:22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours;
    1Co 3:23 And ye are Christ’s; and Christ is God’s.

    So before we apply some of this principle in looking at some examples in Scripture, let’s remind our selves of the fact that all that we do is done IN CHRIST. He truly is the Lord of heaven and earth, if we know what those terms refer to and all things are of God.

    Rev 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

    We are indeed His workmanship, God is responsible for 100% of it.

    Isa 64:8 But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.

  13. Many a heretic will use verses such as these from Ezekiel to keep their strong delusion of eternal torment alive and well. Such carnal babes who know Christ only in the flesh have no clue what these verses actually say.

    Eze 33:3 If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;
    Eze 33:4 Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.
    Eze 33:5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.

    First off, the Lord is speaking to His prophets, which means only to His Elect. He is not speaking to those outside the covenant of faith and without ears to hear or eyes to see. He tells His prophet to speak unto the children of thy people, which means outwardly THE BODY OF CHRIST, only to the Elect. Inwardly which is always the primary meaning; the children of thy people are the new mindsets we have within the new man that is increasing in our heavens. These are the maturing minds as we grow in grace from being of our father the devil to having the mind of Christ.

    Eze 33:1 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
    Eze 33:2 Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman:

    So when anyone outside the covenant of true faith, the kind that is given to us by God uses these verses, they will always err not knowing the Scripture nor the power of God. When these verses are somehow used to say one better stop sinning or else, or somehow suggest we are responsible for our own sins and it is up to our free will, then another jesus is being taught and the doctrine is an absolute lie in direct contradiction to the truth.

    Isa 63:17 O LORD, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and hardened our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servants’ sake, the tribes of thine inheritance.

    Joh 15:5 I 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. (NOT EVEN SIN)

    The Scriptures mean what they mean, they do not mean what they say. What these verses are talking about is how we are to conduct ourselves in the temple of God which is within HIS BODY, the very Elect. We are to take seriously all false doctrines and purge it from our midst. We are to obey God and confront evil and not be fooled into calling tolerating lies as love. When we see a brother or sister in the body straying from the way, we go to that brother or sister in hopes we can win them over. But if we do not, then we have clear commandments on what to do.

    Mat 18:15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.
    Mat 18:16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
    Mat 18:17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.

    Love is not staying in fellowship with those openly breaking the commandments of God without repentance. That is the strong delusion of the carnal mind. Here is what the love of God is.

    1Jn 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

    I am hoping the heretic who sent me such carnal nonsense will be made to be ashamed of his words and look in the mirror and see his own wretched sinfulness. The real Jesus does not come to those who are self righteous. He does not come to those who think they are in no need of a physician. Woe unto such ones, their judgment is yet future. It will be the beginning of salvation for them the day they can say this is true about themselves TODAY,

    1Ti 1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

    Mat 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

  14. One of the most blasphemous lies of orthodox Christianity is the one that says God will punish sinners forever with eternal hell fire. Many a carnal mind has taken these words of the Lord from Matthew 25 (and others verses), to the contrary of the rest of the Scriptures and the poor KJV translation of the word AIONIOUS to support their false doctrines.

    Mat 25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting (AIONIOUS) fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

    This verse of Scripture is absolutely true but does not mean what these blind men believe. Fire is good, judgment is good, it is how everyone that will be saved is saved in the appointed times. Such utter folly of those the Lord has blinded in this age (AION). Age abiding fire (AIONIOUS, not everlasting) is the best thing that will ever happen to any man.

    1Co 3:15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

    This verse from Matthew 25 is actually speaking of ushering in one of most wonderful events that will ever take place, the exact opposite of what those the Lord has blinded think this verse means.

    The lake of fire is going to be the greatest chastening event in God’s plan. It is thru this fire that all men and all of his creation, even Satan will be purified. The angels of the devil are nothing more than the billions of carnally minded men who have lived since time began who did not know the Lord nor have the mind of Christ. They were of their father the devil since they could not yet hear the words of Christ.

    When “Christ” and His angels (messengers) speak the truth today we get the same reaction because as is our Lord so is His Christ (John 20:21).

    Joh 8:43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
    Joh 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
    Joh 8:45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.

    God’s wisdom confounds the wisdom of the wise after the flesh. Sure fire destroys and fire will punish but only the the age abiding time (THE AION) necessary to bring about correction. All shall be saved by fire, not tormented in eternal hell forever in the appointed time. Here is what God’s judgment, God’s wrath poured out upon our old man and carnal lusts is spoken about from the perspective of the NEW MAN.

    Psa 19:9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
    Psa 19:10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

    This process begins with God’s Elect in this age, in this life. We are judged first by this fire.

    1Pe 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

    And guess who abides in the fire? It is not sinners burning in hell forever, it is God’s Elect.

    Isa 33:14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?
    Isa 33:15 He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;

    Yes, even Satan who was never created perfect and never rebelled against God using his so called free will will be saved in the end. That is just a lie of Babylon we all must learn and ultimately have burned out of us by the fire of the truth. No Satan was a murderer from the beginning and was created a very good serpent, a very good adversary for the purposes the Lord made him.

    Job 26:13 By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked serpent.

    Gen 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made.

    At the white throne judgment to come at the end of the millinium reign, is when the 2nd resurrection will take place and this is where most of mankind will live out the words Christ spoke in Matthew 25. At that point, they will be given eyes to see and ears to hear and the process of having all their carnality burned out of them and their self righteous doctrines, will be burned up by abiding in the lake of fire and hearing the word of God for the first time.

    Heb 12:26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
    Heb 12:27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
    Heb 12:28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
    Heb 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.

    And when that fire has consumed the wood that is the carnal thoughts and lusts, then that fire shall go out.

    Pro 26:20 Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.

    His mercy does indeed endure forever.

    It is those God loves now (HIS ELECT) who are scourged first. That is His way which is contrary to the ways of man. It is not those wicked sinners over there the Lord chastens and scourges, look at who it really is.

    Heb 12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

    The mercy of God is actually living thru the trials and being scourged right now in this age.

    1Pe 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
    1Pe 4:13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

    How foolish the ways of the carnally minded who think they serve God but just kick against the pricks as they live thru the seasons the lord has ordained for their lives. The word of God is a parable to the spiritually blind who can only think and apply scripture outward as a history lesson being totally ignorant of the blindness. These are the trials for the few of us that do see, having to contend with and show mercy to those God has purposefully blinded in this age.

    Mat 13:13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
    Mat 13:14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:

    The salvation of all men is sure, it only awaits the times appointed. So few believe even this most basic doctrine and truth. Anything else is another jesus.

    Luk 3:6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

    Many think they have come out of Babylon because they left the churches of men. Yet they still are blinded by the logs of eternal hell and free will, both gigantic logs that keep them from seeing any truth and having any clue of who the Lord really is. A day will come, and that most likely will be in the lake of fire when they will hear in spirit those words Christ quoted in Matthew 25. Then they will begin to be save yet as by fire.

    Mat 25:41 Then 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:

    Then and only then will they be tormented (their old man) in the presence of the Body of Christ who is the lamb.

    Rev 14:9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
    Rev 14:10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
    Rev 14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

  15. Lessons Regarding The Land

    The land that we inherit and given to Israel is the kingdom of the Lord. Such kingdoms are all within us.

    Luk 17:20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
    Luk 17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

    It is these kingdoms that must be conquered and the land cleared of all that defiles in order for the new man, Christ within us, to enter the kingdom of God. All of those things were written not as a history lesson but as spiritual lessons and experiences WE as God’s Elect must live by. No exceptions.

    1Co 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

    Mat 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

    1Co 3:21 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours;

    It is a wonderful thing to know what the Lord is doing in our lives. He always tells His prophets (His Elect) what He is about to do.

    Amo 3:7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

    It is pretty fascinating and it takes the gift of faith to know that all things that have happened and will happen are for our sake.

    2Co 4:15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

    And lest you still doubt this truth, I hope you can hear and understand this profound truth Peter wrote about. This lesson here is of gigantic importance in learning how to rightly divide the word of truth. A door to your heaven will surely be opened if you can understand and apply this principle.

    1Pe 1:10 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:
    1Pe 1:11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
    1Pe 1:12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.

    To paraphrase this, everything that was written in the Scriptures were not written for those people that lived back then, they were written down and preserved to become the ensamples and spiritual lessons that would be used to teach and mature God’s Elect who would not even come till many years later. WOW!

    IN THE BEGINNING…..in God’s Elect….In the firtfruits…..

    This includes Genesis 1:1 and everything later in the book. In fact the first sentence of the Bible even contains the secret to this mystery. The Bible is written for and to God’s very Elect, they tell of us, they tell the story of Christ and Christ is His Body.

    Gen 1:1 In the beginningH7225 GodH430 createdH1254 (H853) the heavenH8064 and the earth.H776

    The word translated as beginning is actually the Hebrew word for firstfruits as the KJC makes quite clear below.

    H7225
    ראשׁית
    rê’shı̂yth
    Total KJV Occurrences: 53

    beginning, 18
    Gen_1:1 (2), Gen_10:10, Gen_49:3, Deu_11:12, Deu_21:17, Job_8:7, Job_42:12, Psa_111:10, Pro_1:7, Pro_8:22, Pro_17:14, Ecc_7:8, Isa_46:10, Jer_28:1 (3), Jer_49:34, Mic_1:13

    first, 11
    Exo_23:19, Exo_34:26, Num_15:20-21 (2), Num_24:20, Deu_18:4, Deu_26:2, Deu_33:21, Eze_44:30 (2), Hos_9:10

    firstfruits, 11
    Lev_2:12, Lev_23:10, Num_18:12, Deu_26:10, 2Ch_31:5, Neh_10:37, Neh_12:44, Pro_3:9, Jer_2:3, Eze_20:40, Eze_48:14

    chief, 8
    1Sa_15:21, Job_40:19, Psa_78:51, Psa_105:36, Jer_49:35, Dan_11:41, Amo_6:1, Amo_6:6

    chiefest, 1
    1Sa_2:29

    firstfruit, 1
    Deu_18:4

    much, 1
    2Ki_12:10

    principal, 1
    Pro_4:7

    time, 1
    Hos_9:10

    And putting this together with the sum of thy word, we know who the firstfruits unto God are:

    Jas 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of <em>firstfruits</em> of his creatures.

    Rom 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

    1Co 15:23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.

    So with this understanding of where the kingdom of God is and remembering why all these things were written down for and also keeping this in mind:

    Joh 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

    One can hopefully being to learn by comparing spiritual things with spiritual things using the sum of thy word. That is how the Holy Spirit teaches us.

    1Co 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

    The Land

    The promised land is the kingdom of God. We enter into and possess the land has nothing to do in actuality with the physical jews entering into a physical land, as we saw above those things happened and were written for the admonition of God’s very Elect who would come later. So when you see references to the land, turn your eyes inwardly to see what is truly being spoken about. The Lord will bring salvation to all men in due time, all flesh shall see it. And He does that by bringing judgment upon us, that is what comes and cleanses the land of all the lies and sins that defile it. That indeed is the entire message in the book of Exodus that portends this war that takes place in our heavens.

    Exo_9:23 And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and the LORD sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along upon the ground; and the LORD rained hail upon the land of Egypt.

    All men sin and defile the land, no exceptions. When we are first called of the Lord and He brings us into this land, we all will defile it and make His heritage an abomination.

    Jer_2:7 And I brought you into a plentiful country, to eat the fruit thereof and the goodness thereof; but when ye entered, ye defiled my land, and made mine heritage an abomination.

    Yet when judgment truly has come upon us, the fire and the sword will bring forth the death of the old man of sin within us all. Nobody can stand against this fire, it in facts is what shall save us.

    Eze_21:32 Thou shalt be for fuel to the fire; thy blood shall be in the midst of the land; thou shalt be no more remembered: for I the LORD have spoken it.

    Jer_15:14 And I will make thee to pass with thine enemies into a land which thou knowest not: for a fire is kindled in mine anger, which shall burn upon you.

    Psa_105:32 He gave them hail for rain, and flaming fire in their land.

    The Lord make all things new and this land is totally cleansed and nothing shall escape the light, all will be burned up.

    Joe_2:3 A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.

    And contrary to the delusion of free will, this was the plan for day 1. It is what must be, it is how we learn good and evil and become like god when the process if finished in the next resurrection.

    Jer 18:4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.

    The Word and THE EVENTS are parables too

    The events themselves also portend spiritual lessons, wisdoms and experience we must live out as Christ is indeed the alpha and the omega.

    Mar 4:11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:

    That did not start in the NT, it is how the Lord has always spoken thru His prophets which todaY are His Elect.

    Hos 12:10 I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes, by the ministry of the prophets.

    A classic application is the journey of Israel and who those stories show what must happen to us also. The Lord changes not. So for example when we first are dragged out the world we are carnal babes in Christ and have much learning and maturing to do. The Lord will not tempt us beyond what we can bear, so we do not go directly into battles against the pulls of our flesh, those giants and their removal come later in walk.

    Exo 13:17 And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt:
    Exo 13:18 But God led the people about, through the way of the wilderness of the Red sea: and the children of Israel went up harnessed out of the land of Egypt.

    The Philistines represent the pulls of our flesh in the Promised Land (uncircumcised) yet still in the kingdom of God. We won’t battle with those giants and slay Goliath with the sword until much later in our walk.

    1 Sa 17:51 Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they fled.
    1Sa 17:52 And the men of Israel and of Judah arose, and shouted, and pursued the Philistines, until thou come to the valley, and to the gates of Ekron. And the wounded of the Philistines fell down by the way to Shaaraim, even unto Gath, and unto Ekron.

    One dear brother, strong in the faith correctly says it this way. “I see my name on every page of the Bible. When I see a name, I just put my name there instead”. That is why Christ meant when coining these words, I repeat here:

    Luk 4:4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

    Once we are converted and are brought to Christ we will have coals of fire burning in our inward lands and there we shall be given to eat both bread and meat (fish).

    Joh_21:9 As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread.

    Our eating and fellowshipping with Christ will be our taking to heart and growing in the knowledge and understanding of the true doctrines of Jesus Christ. This is what will be heaped upon the enemies within our heavens.

    Rom 12:20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

    The battles in the OT are all words you and I shall live by and that battle will take place in our heaven.

    Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

    I hope my sharing of the concept will help some lambs be feed the bread of life and give drink of the living waters.

  16. Briars and Thorns Will Be Burned Up

    Those in Babylon and those still having mystery Babylon living inside of them and all of its plagues and false doctrines have no use for most of the Scriptures. It seems the topic of late always come back to some extend to focus on doctrine as it is just that important. If we want to be fruitful we are going to need the rain to do it and that is exactly what the living waters represent – the truth or aka sound doctrine.

    Deu 32:1 Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.
    Deu 32:2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:

    The concept of tolerating differences in doctrine is nowhere to be found in Scripture and is a lie of the adversary who would have you believe love is anything other than this.

    1Jn 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

    But a day will come when the briars and thorns which represent the false doctrines we all first must learn will be burned away with fire.

    Heb 6:8 But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.

    Many a carnal babe believe these words speak of eternal damnation but nothing could be further from the truth.
    If we don’t obey the Lord and purge the false prophets and liars from our fellowship and our inward thought life, we will never inherit the land and find the true peace of knowing the Lord and possessing eternal life here and now. These are serious commandments often repeated scores of times lest we not miss them and get snared by the false love doctrine of the carnal mind. Those with briars and thorns in their midst are blind as bats spiritually speaking yet will claim they see.

    Num_33:55 But if ye will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you; then it shall come to pass, that those which ye let remain of them shall be pricks in your eyes, and thorns in your sides, and shall vex you in the land wherein ye dwell.

    Jos_23:13 Know for a certainty that the LORD your God will no more drive out any of these nations from before you; but they shall be snares and traps unto you, and scourges in your sides, and thorns in your eyes, until ye perish from off this good land which the LORD your God hath given you.

    That is how we get carried away into Babylon in the first place, it is by being bound by these thorns and put into spiritual prison thinking we know the Lord when we do not.

    2Ch_33:11 Wherefore the LORD brought upon them the captains of the host of the king of Assyria, which took Manasseh among the thorns, and bound him with fetters, and carried him to Babylon.

    Pro_15:19 The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.

    Pro_22:5 Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them.

    Isa_5:6 And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.

    Isa_7:23 And it shall come to pass in that day, that every place shall be, where there were a thousand vines at a thousand silverlings, it shall even be for briers and thorns.
    Isa_7:24 With arrows and with bows shall men come thither; because all the land shall become briers and thorns.

    If we add to or take away any part of the WORD, THE SWORD, THE FIRE….. we have no part in Christ which is the holy city.

    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:
    Rev 22:19 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.

    What this means is we will be without the Body. We will be outside the covenant of faith and this ties in perfectly with what God’s Elect are supposed to do in obedience to the Lord when confronting those bringing in and teaching lies to the flock. We are to get them out of there.

    Mat 18:17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.

    1Co 5:5 To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
    1Co 5:6 Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?
    1Co 5:7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:

    This does not seem very loving to the carnal mind but those that think that way are not strong in the faith and do not yet know the importance of sound doctrine and why we have all the stories and ensamples about keeping our houses pure and only eating clean meats.

    2Jn 1:9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
    2Jn 1:10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
    2Jn 1:11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

    Here is what godly men do when others try to bring herey into their fellowship.

    1Ti 6:3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;
    1Ti 6:4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
    1Ti 6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

    Those in Babylon and those still having mystery Babylon living inside of them and all of its plagues and false doctrines have no use for these Scriptures. The concept of tolerating differences in doctrine is nowhere to be found in Scripture and is a lie of the adversary who would have you believe love is anything other than this. This cannot be stressed enough. Fitting in with this world and being buddies with many people is not the narrow way.

    That is how we get carried away into Babylon in the first place, it is by being bound by these thorns and put into spiritual prison thinking we know the Lord when we do not.

    2Ch_33:11 Wherefore the LORD brought upon them the captains of the host of the king of Assyria, which took Manasseh among the thorns, and bound him with fetters, and carried him to Babylon.

    When you are given real ears to hear you will hear the cry to come of out of her.

    Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

  17. Have been itching to write a post but just cannot find the time right now. But I will perhaps hit the highlights in a comment. “DOCTRINE SMOCTRINE” is what is on my heart.

    I see so many people that have come to see the lies of the harlot church and nibbling on some crumbs and drinking some spiritual milk of the salvation all, getting totally ensnared by a lying spirit that teaches this false love concept. Let’s just love everybody and quit judging is the mantra and it sounds oh so good to the carnal mind especially if one has come out of the lie of eternal torment.

    While I can argue that maybe this deception that has a false view of love and does not understand what grace is or its function in our walk is actually better than believing in eternal damnation, it is still another jesus being worshipped and the beast that we all are is still sitting quite comfortable on the throne of the hearts of those who believe these lies.

    Of course none of us know we are deceived when we are deceived, we all thing we have the truth and are being used in service to the Lord. Yet many are called and very very few are chosen and even of those few chosen even fewer will be found faithful to endure in the truth to the end.

    Mat 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.

    Rev 17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

    Those that hold to this false love, sleazy grace type of gospel have no use for doctrine nor do any of the scores of warnings and stories about keeping our doctrine pure mean anything to them. All one has to do is say they believe in Jesus and have faith and that is good enough for them. There is no trying the spirits nor is there any rembereance that many will come in His name claiming Christ but wont even know Him and they will indeed deceive the many called.

    1Jn 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

    Mat 24:5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

    The Lord has used this disappointment I have felt to humble me and to remind me how precious it truly is to have ears to hear and eyes to see. These words carry a lot more weight with me.

    Mat 13:16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
    Mat 13:17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

    Yep this post is an important one and needs to be written, it is long over due and I hope a few lambs now snared by this deception will be awoken to the truth and come out of Babylon which is all this camp of loving “spiritual minded” Christians represent. They are still under the spell of Babylon’s doctrines and are blinded to the truth. A little closer than orthodox Christianity but still in the court of the Gentiles. Their time has not come to be measured.

    Rev 11:1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.
    Rev 11:2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.

    Anyone thinking doctrine is not important has not a clue about the word of God. It is horribly important and we had best take heed of our doctrine. Doctrine is the rain the waters the land and is necessary for the fruit of the Lord to be born and to grow unto maturity.

    Deu 32:1 Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.
    Deu 32:2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:

    It does not take much error to spoil doctrine and ruin the feast. It takes only very little.

    1Co 5:6 Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?
    1Co 5:7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:
    1Co 5:8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

    It may seem unloving to the carnal mind but we are to have nothing to do with those who preach and teach false doctrine and will not repent of their error when shown. Love is obeying the commandments of God to not fellowship with those so deceived. DONT Break bread and and discuss the word of God with such people.

    1Co 5:9 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:
    1Co 5:10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.
    1Co 5:11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

    2Jn 1:9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
    2Jn 1:10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
    2Jn 1:11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

    And I will end this little primer here, but we best remember two things.

    TAKE HEED OUR DOCTRINE

    1Ti 4:16 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.

    THE DEFINITION OF LOVE

    1Jn 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

  18. Felt led to share Isaiah 52 today. This is speaking like all of Scripture only to God’s Very Elect, who is symbolized in numerous symbols and here speaks of us as ZION. Salvation is of the Lord and comes to us only by the process of judgment. God’s Elect will be the first to live by every word and that includes these words spoken by Christ thru the prophet Isaiah.

    Isa 52:1 Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.

    When the Lord awakens us to HIS true RIGHTEOUSNESS, not the lies of Babylon, then we are given our coat of many colors and clothed in HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS and not the self righteousness that we wore when in Babylon. We are brought into fellowship with the true BODY, which is the holy city and once we enter there is no turning back, we shall no more come into the unclean and uncircumcised.

    Isa 52:2 Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.

    We must shake off the carnal doctrines and lies that keep us in bondage to sin, self and the lies of the apostate church. We must be loosed from that which binds us and that includes sin and false doctrines. But Christ comes to set the captives free and He will finish the good work He starts in us.

    Isa 52:3 For thus saith the LORD, Ye have sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money.

    Our own works that we thought had redeemed us and proved us as belonging to God will be shown to be the filthy rages they truly are. We will begin to see that we are the self righteous beast, worshiping ourselves and all the while thinking we serve God. But the Lord will redeem HIS ELECT in the appointed times and it won’t cost us any money, it will cost us everything, our very way of living.

    Isa 52:4 For thus saith the Lord GOD, My people went down aforetime into Egypt to sojourn there; and the Assyrian oppressed them without cause.

    As Jeremiah 29 tells us and Hosea 11 also, our time in the WORLD (EGYPT) and in the false church (Babylon or Assyria) and the resulting oppression of the new man in us, is now over. The Lord is going to DRAG us out of Babylon and we will henceforth be free in the city of the living God and in the company of the heavenly angels who are God’s Very Elect.

    Isa 52:5 Now therefore, what have I here, saith the LORD, that my people is taken away for nought? they that rule over them make them to howl, saith the LORD; and my name continually every day is blasphemed.

    Yet the Lord caused all of this, it was His plan for us to go into strong delusion first and to serve other Gods and in the appointed time He comes again to show us who we are in the flesh and begin the process of remaking the clay that we are into another vessel (JEREMIAH 18:2-4, Romans 9:21, etc). It is God who sends the strong delusion, it is Him who deceives the false prophets and turns us over to the idols of our hearts (Ezek 14:3-9)

    Isa 52:6 Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is I.

    But we will know His name in truth and in spirit in that day that has been appointed for all men. We will be given ears to hear and He will speak to us thru HIS BODY. This is how we are sanctified and judgment comes upon the house of God by hearing the word which is a fire.

    Isa 52:7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!

    God’s Elect are His beloved, the apple of His eye. The Lord is well pleased with those who bring the good tidings and serve Him and His Body and speak to the brethren that are in Zion, dwelling together in unity having the MIND OF CHRIST.

    Isa 52:8 Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the LORD shall bring again Zion.

    There is no variation in Christ, there is singleness of mind and eyes. The watchmen will lift up their voices to protect the flock and purge out the leaven and cast away the heretics and false doctrines that seek to enter into the holy city that is HIS ELECT.

    Isa 52:9 Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem: for the LORD hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem.

    We are blessed beyond description if we are truly HIS and dwelling in ZION. We sing a new song, and sing together in spirit the truth and goodness of the Lord. We are comforted and given the faith to trust in the Lord and His promises and no longer have any confidence in the flesh and the delusion that carnal man has that they have freewill of any kind.

    Isa 52:10 The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.

    The BODY of Christ is the arm of the Lord and we are the holy angels that minister and speak the words of fire to those the Lord has prepared to hear His word. When we hear and when we speak the truth of God, that word does not return void, it accomplishes what it is sent to do (our sanctification) and all the ends of our earth (our bodies, heart and minds) shall see the salvation of God, we will be made new, all things. Ultimately this also applies outwardly and will result in the salvation of all men at the 2nd Resurrection in the lake of fire.

    Isa 52:11 Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the LORD.

    The vessels of the Lord is His word and His doctrine. Only His Elect, the Sons of Aaron in type and Shadow can bear the ark of the Lord. Everyone else will die if they so much as touch it. If we are His Elect we will come out of the world and out of Babylon and no longer be partakers of the sins of the harlot.

    Isa 52:12 For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: for the LORD will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your rereward.

    The coming out of her is a process, it does not happen quickly. It took years to learn all the lies of the harlot and the false doctrines of orthodox Christianity and it will take time to unlearn them and have the truth planted and growing in our spiritual hearts. We mature in the spirit the same way we mature in the physical and it takes time. REMEMBER Luke 21:19 in our patience we possess our souls (lives)

    Isa 52:13 Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.

    As the very Elect we are God’s anointed. We are Christ in this world. If we are led to endure to the end and be faithful we will receive the crown of life. We will share in the highest honor God can bestow upon man and that is to be His kings and priests and to rule and reign with Him during the reign of Christ on the earth. This is what we press onward and upward for, this is the higher calling of God that very few are chosen to attain to and even fewer will be found faithful to the end and actually make it.

    Isa 52:14 As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:

    We will be mocked and scoffed and be a spectacle unto all those that walk after the flesh. We will be marred in the physical sense and those the Lord chooses and puts into HIS BODY and makes them THE CHRIST are not those the world esteems. If you doubt this, please go read 1 COR 1 and ISAIAH 53 (next chapter) to remind yourself who it is the Lord chooses and why.

    Isa 52:15 So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.

    As Christ, we are the people thru whom the Lord works in each generation. There are only few chosen and very many called yet we will sprinkle the pure water and truth of His doctrines on the people the Lord leads us to and some of them will be made clean and join us in the BODY OF CHRIST. In that day, we will see things we never could see before and we will things we could not hear before. This is a day of rejoicing, this is the day the angels in heaven, the ELECT will rejoice over the lost sheep that has found its way home.

    I hope you have enjoyed my expounding upon ISAIAH 52, a wonderful chapter that speaks to the promises and role the Lord has for HIS CHRIST.

    Joh 20:21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

    I have been very busy and hope the Lord will give me time to get back to some writing. I have many things I would love to share with some of my readers who I believe the Lord is working with.

    Mat 13:9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

    Your brother in Christ, PETE

  19. Pete, Particularly appreciated this thought: “Pete has learned not to measure and compare with others, we are all exactly where we are supposed to be. We are to judge no man’s servant, knowing the LORD is working all things. Judging righteous judgment is learning put down these carnal tugs on our heart and mind.” – Wise words we all should keep!! Wondering if you saw my email on the “Many Chosen who sit with Abraham”
    God Bless,
    Glenn

  20. I have been very busy and a bit quiet on the blog site. Yet I am full of ideas and thoughts to share about the wonderful workings of the Lord to His Elect, His spiritual children in this age. A brother asked a good question this morning on a Scripture that has become quite profound to me. So it prompted me to share and shake off my writers cramps of late. Here is the Scripture.

    2Co 10:12 For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.

    This brother takes this Scripture to mean to say we should compare ourselves to Christ only he alone is our measuring stick. He added that if we non teachers or non leaders were to compare ourselves to them then we are short changing ourselves which makes us unwise as the verse above says, and vice versa. So the leaders in the Body of Chrtist should not do the same or they risk getting puffed up.

    Pete’s Perspective: This verse from 2 Cor 10 has OFTEN ministered to me. When I look at others thru the carnal mind, I judge them in the flesh. Left unchecked this leads to all kinds of evil surmisings. What results is feelings and emotions of condemnation, envy, jealousy, judgmentalism, ….all the above. So this verse you cite has kept a check on me to know when I am straying and when to take thoughts captive. I think earlier in this chapter of 2 Cor 10, Paul told us of this battle we would constantly fight.

    2Co 10:3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
    2Co 10:4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
    2Co 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

    I have struggled mightily in this area but God has used those in this BODY to speak words of fire to me that bring light on this wickedness and are burning it out with the fire that is the WORD. To me, knowing no man after the flesh, is to STOP all of this comparing of one against the other.

    2Co 5:16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.

    Pete has learned not to measure and compare with others, we are all exactly where we are supposed to be. We are to judge no man’s servant, knowing the LORD is working all things. Judging righteous judgment is learning put down these carnal tugs on our heart and mind.

    Joh 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

    I must admit to this BODY and anyone reading, that I have been puffed up many times and this often happens when we compare ourselves and measure ourselves IN THE FLESH against others. In the same vein I have felt down, totally unworthy and I am sure many have felt this when we feel inadequate and far behind others in our understanding, gaining dominion over sin etc. Doing such things is not wise as this verse says at the end. We must embrace God’s absolute sovereignty in ALL THINGS and judge nothing before the time.

    1Co 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.

    I do agree with you that we are to compare ourselves to Christ. That is the standard of godliness we should strive for with our every breath and action.

    1Pe 1:13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
    1Pe 1:14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:
    1Pe 1:15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
    1Pe 1:16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

    Thanks for giving me the opportunity to share what was on my mind with regards to that verse of Scripture. Lord willing, I will finish up some posts that have been lingering in the work in process mode for some weeks.

    Your grateful brother, PETE

  21. Jesus Christ is the one who must give us ears to hear and eyes to see. I was just discussing this with a dear sister in context of my failed evangelism meeting. The truth of this is throughout our bibles, we just can’t see it when we walk in the strong delusion of free will of man. The Potter closes and opens eyes and ears. This is true both in the physical and the spirit.

    Deu 4:10 Specially the day that thou stoodest before the LORD thy God in Horeb, when the LORD said unto me, Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children.

    Jer 18:2 Arise, and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words.

    Job 33:16 Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,

    This theme is everywhere. Only God’s Elect have ears to hear and eyes to see. We don’t boast over that because indeed it is all a gift that must be GIVEN to us

    Mat 13:9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
    Mat 13:10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
    Mat 13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

    Rom 11:7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded
    Rom 11:8 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.

    Flesh and carnal minds HATE these words and this idea. But for those precious few who have been given this gift we come to learn how precious and blessed we really are.

    Mat 13:16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
    Mat 13:17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

    We will always be falsely accussed of exalting ourselves when we speak this truth. But to deny it is to bring Christ down and exalt man. The fact is the whole congregation of the people of God ARE NOT HOLY. Only the Elect and that too by the gift of faith.

    Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
    Eph 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

    Those in Babylon and diseased with spiritual leprosy will come against us as did Korah using the same and carnal and fleshly minded arguments.

    Num 16:1 Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men:
    Num 16:2 And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown:
    Num 16:3 And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them: wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the LORD?

    There you have it, the same carnal accusation against God’s Elect. Everyone is Holy why do you think you are so special is the accusation. And I hope you know how this rebellion turned out. Korah and all his followers, the men of reknown all were swallowed up by the earth and perished in their gainsaying. Their carnal doctrines and lies of Babylon consumed them and they did not live.

    Num 16:31 And it came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them:
    Num 16:32 And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods.
    Num 16:33 They, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit, and the earth closed upon them: and they perished from among the congregation

    The fact is those that walk after the flesh, which is all but a few, shall have no place in the congregation of God, His Christ and His Body, the Very Elect. My friends, these are not stories of history of Israel, these are events, living words that you will live by every word in the appointed times. We all will first be Korah and be a false witness for the Lord walking in the flesh and we will perish in this gainsaying and the delusion of free will. We are nothing more than brute beasts at this stage of our walk but do not know it.

    Jud 1:10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
    Jud 1:11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.

    Only after the Lord returns to us a second time and gives us ears to hear and eyes to see, then and only then we will see our own nakedness and that heretofore we were blind as bats. Now we will be able to buy the true gold from Christ by abiding in His word with God given ears to hear.

    Rev 3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
    Rev 3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
    Rev 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

    It is good but fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. This is what He does to every son He loves and drags to HIMSELF. He scourges us with fire which brings judgment to us and purifies the heavens thru the sacrifice of the new man.

    Heb 12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

    If we be without this scourging, we are presently NOT SONS but bastards.

    Heb 12:8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

    Oh the wonders of the Lord. His ways are truly higher than ours.

    Isa 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
    Isa 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

    Judgment begins at the house of God and it always comes from the north. The Lord gathers His Elect in each generation and assembles His body and gives His true witnesses eyes to see and ears to hear.

    Isa 43:8 Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have ears.
    Isa 43:9 Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled: who among them can declare this, and shew us former things? let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified: or let them hear, and say, It is truth.
    Isa 43:10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.

  22. The Lord has been answering my prayers I did not even realize it until today. I had a horrible meeting with some people I was hopeful were prepared to be evangelized and hear the truth, but that was not the case. But what this was, was a test of my faith to teach patience and I failed miserably but I learned something so another demonstration of how God uses evil for good and works all things for the council of His will. Lord willing next time, I will be more patient and apply the diligence in laying hand suddenly on no man and making sure God has prepared their hearts. Secondly, if heretics are among me, I will learn to deal with them firmly but with more patience and gentleness. I definitely lacked those things when listening to blind guides blaspheming the true God in our conversation. HERE IS THE ORIGINAL comment I wrote on this ill fated meetup with supposed saints of God.

    I met with some people today that unbeknownst to me belong to the crowd that likes to talk about the anointing and believe they can listen to words in their head and trust in dreams and visions and that is being led in the Spirit. They had no appreciation for the word and the warnings to God’s people to not even think above what is written.

    1Co 4:6 And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.

    And there in was the entire problem with this meeting. These folks claimed the name of the Lord but did not have His doctrines and did not have an entreatable spirit, they had already arrived and were quickly puffed up against the truth. This is exactly what happens when people are taken hold of by a lying spirit, the one claiming this anointing and basing one’s walk on their feelings and emotions. There were several heresies they brought up and each time I tried to correct them or ask for their Scriptural reference for that, they ignored the questions, changed the subject and eventually came against me as trying to teach them rather than just have fellowship. The meeting was ended as I have learned the folly of arguing with those the Lord has blinded and not given the gift of faith and the ears to hear and eyes to see.

    1Co 5:11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

    2Jn 1:9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
    2Jn 1:10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
    2Jn 1:11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

    Tit 3:9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
    Tit 3:10 A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject;

    To the weak in the faith or those that walk in the flesh, this may seem unloving but it is exactly what Christ did when His words were not received. As the Christ we will follow our Lord and will live by every word.

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

    And here is another example from Christ’s journey that we too will live by every word in our appointed times.

    Luk 4:28 And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,
    Luk 4:29 And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.
    Luk 4:30 But he passing through the midst of them went his way,

    The true anointing is when we are given ears to hear and eyes to see the truth of God’s word. That is given to very few. Which is why we are not to throw the truth that brings spiritual healing out to quickly less those not prepared of the Lord turn and rend us just as happened in this meeting.

    Mat 7:6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

    1Ti 5:22 Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men’s sins: keep thyself pure.

    Incidentally the meeting got off to a very bad start when the first words out of the ladies mouth was speaking about the annointing and praising the ministry of Joseph Prince. I mentioned he believed in eternal hell and free will of man and was most certainly a heretic so it only got worse from there. I got home, I checked out Prince’s website and you can read the blasphemy of the truth right here on this page. WARNING: THIS PAGE IS FULL OF LIES AND BLASPHEMY AGAINST GOD, but it is a good example of the how Babylon packages God’s words with lies and tells us smooth things.

    http://www.josephprince.org/daily-grace/articles/single/follow-the-anointing-within-and-rise-up-in-godly-leadership/

    Isa 30:9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:
    Isa 30:10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things (go with your feelings, let the annointing lead you…), prophesy deceits:

    And there it is “the annointing will teach you”. That as their spirit and the spirit I have seen in our fellowship recently. It is a lying spirit that takes part of the word of God to the exclusion of the SUM and tries to convince you that you don’t need a man or a body to teach you. Just listen to the voice in your head. Our feelings and emotions are not to be trusted. Our faith must stand on the WORD, the most sure foundation.

    Jer 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

    When we build on anything but the WORD, the house is not going to last. Building on deceitful feelings, which is the doctrine of these and many other deceivers, is a recipe for great ruin. Here we have the parable reminding us on what we are to build and the consequences thereof.

    Luk 6:48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
    Luk 6:49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation (Our human carnal feelings and emotions) built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.

    These heretics forgot to mention or even see all the Scriptures that clearly tell us NO MAN COMES TO GOD except thru THE CHRIST. Jesus Christ is His Body.

    Joh 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

    The only way to God is thru the Body of Christ and in that Body there are most certainly appointed teachers and elders.

    Eph 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
    Eph 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
    Eph 4:13 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:

    1Co 12:28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
    1Co 12:29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?
    1Co 12:30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?
    1Co 12:31 But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.

    The lady tried to convince me her emotions and feelings were trustworthy and that is how she knew something was from God. The Scriptures had no place in her walk, she was led by the anointing or what they called the Spirit. This is a very insidious new age lie that is another jesus all together.

    They spoke proudly on their involvement in deliverance ministries despite prior discussion I had with them about the Lord sending all evil and us to not resist evil in the world. With great zeal they wanted to tell us stories about people that were doing soul travel. I tried to interject the lie of the immortal soul and challenged them that we are not spirits have a physical experience, but they were not there to listen or learn. The final straw came when they were bragging on their fasting, all the weight the lady had lost and that abstaining for food for many days was how they drew closer to God. I asked them if they knew about Isaiah 58 and the fast the Lord desires and they did not take kindly to my implicit criticism of their outward ritual. So at this point the niceties of the conversation were gone and it was time to leave.

    Lesson learned. I will never again meet strangers that claim to know the Lord and on the phone say they believe the same things I do without doing further due diligence. Today was another stark reminder that many are indeed called but few, very few are chosen.

    Mat 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.

    Mat 13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

    It is certainly not these peoples fault they are heretics. I too was one before the Lord had mercy. But it is hard to obey God in this regard and not engage in strife with arguments with those He has purposefully blinded for this age.

    Mat 13:16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
    Mat 13:17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

    When evangelizing in the future I will be more careful to discern an entreatable spirit. Those the Lord is working with and dragging to Himself will have questions and will know they have not the truth and will be hungry to hear it from the angels of God. None of us can enter into Christ unless and until we come to the WORD in this manner.

    Mat 18:3 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.
    Mat 18:4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

    We all must learn to wait on the Lord to bring us sheep He has prepared for the word. This has taking me many lessons to learn and evidently I still have some more learning written in my book.

    Psa 10:17 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

  23. THE ACCUSER OF THE BRETHREN CAST DOWN

    Rev 12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
    Rev 12:8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
    Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
    Rev 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
    Rev 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

    I have been fixated on these Scriptures lately. I want to say something about them but have writers block at the moment. There is a lot more in here than meets the eye. This is what happens when salvation comes to us, it is preceded by a war in our inner heavens. Michael and his angels refers to the Spirit of God along with the Elect fighting against the dragon that is our natural father of the first Adam.

    Rev 12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

    When our day of judgment begins and this war takes place, victory is assured. The beast and that old serpent the devil will be defeated and will no longer be found in heaven, which is our heart and mind. We have groups of angels fighting each other. Servants of sin fighting servants of righteousness, the flesh versus the spirit, The Lord versus the Devil. This is all out war and it takes place in heaven in the kingdom of God. Which remember is….

    Luk 17:20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
    Luk 17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

    So this war is taking place in the hearts and minds of God’s Elect, this is nothing less than judgment falling upon the house of God and we know who is going to lose. The old man and that old serpent the devil, along with the beast and false prophet are all going down. It is not of matter of if, but only when this has been ordained of the Lord.

    Rev 12:8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

    And the devil that deceives ALL MEN — THE ENTIRE WORLD (NO EXCEPTIONS) — will be cast into the earth and out of heaven.

    Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

    Heaven is not some planet out in space, it is IN US, where the kingdom of God is and where Christ sits, if HE is in us. These Satanic messengers (same word as angels) are the dogs we are told to beware of, that claim Christ name but have not His true doctrines. The true people of God have to separate from the world and especially from those who claim His name yet bring false doctrines. Many commandments that seem so harsh and unloving yet if we fail to take heed, we will not endure to the every end. For example:

    2Jn 1:9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
    2Jn 1:10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
    2Jn 1:11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

    When salvation comes to our heavens, the accuser of our brethren is cast down and is kicked out of heaven. There is so much depth to this event, I now want to expand upon it primarily.

    Rev 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
    Rev 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

    WORK IN PROCESS…….

  24. The truth is everywhere, repeated countless times over and over. But unless we are given ears to hear and eyes to see, we just cannot get the understanding. I read again from Ezekiel today and saw right here in a few verses the Lord’s plan for His Elect and the Sovereignty of God in action.

    Eze 20:33 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out, will I rule over you:

    There is no free will in this verse or anywhere in the Bible.

    Eze 20:34 And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out.

    Jesus is not sitting around waiting on people to choose Him. He is actively building His church and this is how He builds it.

    Eze 20:35 And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face.

    He will deal with you once He has pulled you out of the apostate churches. That is the beginning, not the end of the process of coming to know Him.

    Eze 20:36 Like as I pleaded with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I plead with you, saith the Lord GOD.
    Eze 20:37 And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant:

    We will be scourged, we will learn to obey Him and to fear Him and know without a doubt that He is causing it all. He causes us to pass under the rod, which is His word and means we will be caused to OBEY HIM by chastening grace. All those people speaking about us choosing Christ speaks in vain, that is faith of man, not the faith of Christ. THe faith of Christ, given to us in measure is what saves. THe Lord even brings us into covenant. HE MAKES IT FOR US.

    Eze 20:37 And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant:

    I am greatly encouraged because I have heard from a couple readers that are beginning to get it. it comes little by little but this was a great encouragement for me. I pray you all will stay the course and the Lord will open a door into your heavens and pour out even more understanding. When this happens to you, you will know where heaven is and know who sits on the throne, you will see Him in the Spirit.

    Rev 4:1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.
    Rev 4:2 And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.

    The Lord is gathering His people that He has scattered abroad. The few are being brought together and the Body of Christ indeed lives and Jesus Christ has come in the flesh, the flesh of His people. Anyone who denies this and can’t see it, is not now of God. Jesus Christ is His Body and that is what those verses mean in 1 John.

    1Jn 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.

    1Jn 4:3 And 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.

    We have to be dragged thru the veil of flesh and then we will see it.

    Heb_10:20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;

    Here is who the flesh of Jesus is:

    Eph 5:30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

    Jesus very much identifies HIS BODY as being Himself.

    Act 9:4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
    Act 9:5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

    Do you know Jesus Christ? Jesus said many will come claiming His names but He will say I never knew you.

    Mat 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
    Mat 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

  25. God is not a man that He should lie nor does He change.

    Num 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie

    Mal 3:6 For I am the LORD, I change not

    The Lord made covenants with Noah and Abraham among others. These covenants in type and shadow portend the salvation of all men in the appointed time. The Lord will bring it to pass, HIS WILL, will be done and HE does not need our help to do it. The orthodox Christian doctrines of eternal torment (Calvinists and Armenians) all call God a liar and they do not understand His promise.

    Gen 22:17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;

    You cannot count the stars, or the gains of sand in the sea, they are innumerable. These symbols and this language is simply a metaphor for ALL MEN. ALL MEN will be saved and another way of saying this is they will possess the gate of his enemies. Our enemies are sin, wickedness and the ways of the world. We will be given dominion over them, we will rule over them in due season. Even Cain, who murdered his brother Abel (which is me and you also in our time) will be saved in the end. Cain will rule over sin, and that my friends is salvation and the promise of God.

    Gen 4:7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him (SIN).

    Likewise after the great flood when only a few were saved, the Lord made a covenant with Noah that He would establish covenant will all of Noah’s seed.

    Gen 9:9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;

    Well guess what. ALL MEN came from Noah and this too is just another promise of the good news and the salvation that will come to all men. It will happen in the Lord’s time, not on man’s time or according to his delusion of free will. In this age, Jesus Christ alone is building His church, men are not building it and are just toiling in vain.

    Mat 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

    God is not a liar, He does what He says but not in the time frame man in his carnal mind thinks.

    Heb 6:13 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,
    Heb 6:14 Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee.

    The Lord is working all things. He is the one who as Lord of our earth, turns us away from following his true laws. He turns us away from seeking godliness and makes us offended at His truths being yet carnal. Yet the same Lord will also turn us back to Him and bring salvation to us.

    Psa 90:3 Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.

    Trust in the Lord. Believe on the Scriptures and the promises of God and you will be saved in this life, in this age if you are given to remain faithful until death.

    Rev 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

  26. Ezr 7:11 Now this is the copy of the letter that the king Artaxerxes gave unto Ezra the priest, the scribe, even a scribe of the words of the commandments of the LORD, and of his statutes to Israel.
    Ezr 7:12 Artaxerxes, king of kings, unto Ezra the priest, a scribe of the law of the God of heaven, perfect peace, and at such a time.
    Ezr 7:13 I make a decree, that all they of the people of Israel, and of his priests and Levites, in my realm, which are minded of their own freewill to go up to Jerusalem, go with thee.
    Ezr 7:14 Forasmuch as thou art sent of the king, and of his seven counsellors, to enquire concerning Judah and Jerusalem, according to the law of thy God which is in thine hand;
    Ezr 7:15 And to carry the silver and gold, which the king and his counsellors have freely offered unto the God of Israel, whose habitation is in Jerusalem,
    Ezr 7:16 And all the silver and gold that thou canst find in all the province of Babylon, with the freewill offering of the people, and of the priests, offering willingly for the house of their God which is in Jerusalem:

    (bold emphasis above added by Pete to focus in on the point being made)

    Luk 4:4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

    If man has no freewill, what do you do with this scripture?

    PETE ANSWER:

    Mark, I believe you are still struggling to apply the sum of God’s word in your analysis and application of Scripture. Translation errors such as anything labelled freewill can readily be sorted out applying the principle of the sum of God’s word is truth and knowing this…..

    2Pe 1:20 knowing this first, that no prophecy of scripture at all is becoming its own explanation

    If you would just dig elsewhere, even in the book of Ezra the truth becomes clear. I believe this question was answered quite well in this post at the link below. The question came about from the same chapter 7 of Ezra and was about freewill. It is under the FAQ section but here is a direct link. We do have a will but that will is certainly not free by any means and if we are given to dig thru the sum of God’s word shows this quite clearly. The KJV translators did a horrible misrepresentations when they used the words free will in the text. This post goes thru it great detail and I hope you see it. Coming to see that we are indeed clay in the hands of the Potter is the first step to knowing the truth and goodness of God.

    http://truthinscripture.com/faqs/freewill-in-the-old-testament/

  27. The Way of The Truth

    The way of the truth is VERY narrow with huge ditches on either side. These ditches represent the false doctrines of the flesh and carnal mindedness of man. No man can overcome this unless the Lord works His faith into our lives by His chastening grace.

    Rom 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
    Rom 5:2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

    The chastening grace of God will scourge us and help keep us from going back into the ditches on each side of this road. That is the purpose and what the fire of God’s judgment falling upon you will accomplish.

    Heb 12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

    1Co 3:15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

    Amazing how blind we are when we are so self righteous and think we are good and look down upon other people’s sins. We know not yet that we ourselves are blind, miserable and naked. But we will learn true obedience thru much afflictions.

    Heb 5:8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered

    This is how we all learn but only in our appointed time of judgment. For most that will be in the next age, after they are resurrected. They will learn obedience in the lake of fire, that is the purpose of judgment.

    The more we learn and grow, the narrower the way of truth becomes and we begin to appreciate how few in the truth there will be. This serves God’s purpose and is His plan and that is why….

    Mat 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.

    Mat 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
    Mat 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

    All of orthodox Christianity is on the broad road (tolerate false doctrines, mistakenly calling that love) and they have made the gate to enter into the kingdom of God very wide, you could drive a bus thru it. The harlot churches of men, aka BABYLON, mistakenly believe in the carnal mind that it is up to them to build the church for God. So they make the criteria for joining easy and all about the exercise of man’s free will to choose Christ. But that is another gospel and Christ indeed build His church by choosing the few that will be dragged into the narrow gate.

    Mat 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

    He does not need any of us. Contrary to popular Babylonian doctrine, Christ is not counting on you.

    Act 17:25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;
    Act 17:26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
    Act 17:27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:
    Act 17:28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

    And also contrary to Babylonian lies, we don’t choose the real Christ, He chooses us.

    Joh 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you

    No one comes unless they are dragged. We never would choose the real Christ, we have to be dragged to God and indeed that is the Lord’s way.

    Joh 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me DRAG him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

    But I digress a little as is my custom…..

    But that road and that gate is truly another gospel and another jesus. Jesus did not come to unite people in the faith, He came to divide the few chosen from the rest of mankind.

    Luk 12:51 Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:

    The true church of God, the BODY OF CHRIST is guaranteed to be despised and rejected by the mainstream and all that are still in living like the world being yet carnal.

    Mat 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

    Amazing how many people look up to the thousands of Babylonian preachers and teachers that are very outgoing and popular “men of God”. These words mean nothing to them, nary a gut check.

    Luk 6:26 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.

    Mat 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

    It is the false prophets and false teachers who are always spoken well of. The human senses are easily deceived especially by those who can speak on the Scriptures with outward authority in the sight of men.

    Rev 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.

    Rev 13:13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
    Rev 13:14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

    The carnal mind loves to have its ears tickled and be told smooth things rather than the offense that is the doctrines of Jesus Christ.

    Isa 30:10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:

    2Ti 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

    2Ti 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

    The Christ is called Evil and a Cult

    Flesh will always take offense at Christ. And the result of God’s plan is that the way of the truth, the very narrow way, that extremely few are chosen to find will be spoken of as evil by the multitudes that call themselves the people of God. The true church which is the Body of Christ is falsely accused of being a cult. That was the case back then and is the promise of how it will always be.

    Act 28:21 And they said unto him, We neither received letters out of Judaea concerning thee, neither any of the brethren that came shewed or spake any harm of thee.
    Act 28:22 But we desire to hear of thee what thou thinkest: for as concerning this sect, we know that every where it is spoken against.

    Always spoken evil against. Men cannot help themselves, because the carnal mind is at enmity with God and is offended by Jesus Christ and His doctrines. But these are the spiritually dead because that what being carnal is.

    Rom 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
    Rom 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

    The false teachers and prophets, who are many in Babylon will deceive everyone but the very Elect and will speak evil of the way of truth.

    2Pe 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
    2Pe 2:2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.

    I am living this in my life now on a scale I never imagined when I was less mature in the true faith. But I count it all joy to be counted worthy to suffer the same reproach and shame heaped upon our Lord.

    1Ti 4:10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.

    Like our Lord, the Elect of God will be false accused of being of the devil.

    Mat 10:24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.
    Mat 10:25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?

    The anointed of God, The Elect are The Christ and are not many as the words of the Lord tell those who have ears to hear.

    Mat 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.

    Luk 12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure towards give you the kingdom.

    Yet we must have mercy on our accusers knowing they truly know not what they are doing. Those that reject God’s Elect hate God and they do not even know the Lord despite claiming His name. They are of the world and live like the world, there being no difference outside of the membership in the churches of Babylon. When the Lord call us out, we are brought out, we are dragged out and have no choice in the matter.

    Joh 15:18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
    Joh 15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
    Joh 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.
    Joh 15:21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me.

    But we have mercy because they know not the Lord nor the Father that sent Christ. They are being sacrificed for our benefit. We have our faith because they have been purposefully blinded and been sent strong delusion by the Lord.

    Rom 11:30 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:
    Rom 11:31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.

    Mat 13:10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
    Mat 13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

    This is just the way the Lord has designed it. The trials of carrying a cross is to be hated and rejected of all men, including those of our own household, physical and spiritual.

    Mat 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
    Mat 10:35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
    Mat 10:36 And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.

    It is knowing these truths and the deep mysteries of the Lord and His plan for the ages, that gives the Elect great peace and joy in the midst of otherwise what are great trials and debilitating circumstances. And here are two often quoted passages that really take on new meaning when God’s Elect have matured into the truth and are given to eat the meat of the word and have the faith to believe God.

    Php 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
    Php 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

    1Pe 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
    1Pe 4:13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

    Your brother in Christ, Pete

  28. Obediah’s vision is an important part of the SUM OF THY WORD. These words from this one chapter prophetic book are living words of God that the Elect shall live by without exception.

    Mat 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

    When we are risen from the dead, called to ARISE, and then we go fight EDOM, which represents the flesh and carnal mindedness of all men including our own.

    Oba 1:1 The vision of Obadiah. Thus saith the Lord GOD concerning Edom; We have heard a rumour from the LORD, and an ambassador is sent among the heathen, Arise ye, and let us rise up against her in battle.

    God’s Elect are these ambassadors of Christ. It is not us, it is Christ IN US, the hope of glory that rises up inwardly to defeat and overcome the pulls of our flesh which in type and shadow is EDOM. Praise the Lord.

    Oba 1:2 Behold, I have made thee small among the heathen: thou art greatly despised.

    Only the FEW chosen will understand this and be dragged out of the world and the lies of Babylon. We like our head, the LORD will be greatly despised. We should rejoice and be exceedingly glad when we are persecuted for righteousness sakes, that is the calling of God’s Elect.

    Oba 1:3 The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?
    Oba 1:4 Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD.

    We all must be humbled in our day of judgment. The pride of man must be cut down. We hide ourselves and deceive ourselves in the clefts of the rocks on the mountains of flesh (EDOM and ESAU). When in Babylon thinking we have arrived and need no repentance, we are exalted in our delusions but know not yet where we really stand with the Lord. All the dark and hidden things of the flesh will be made manifest in the appointed times. We will be shown for who we really are, oh wretched men that we all are in these clay vessels.

    Oba 1:5 If thieves came to thee, if robbers by night, (how art thou cut off!) would they not have stolen till they had enough? if the grapegatherers came to thee, would they not leave some grapes?
    Oba 1:6 How are the things of Esau searched out! how are his hidden things sought up!

    The Lord will come inspect the land in our day of judgement. As Zephaniah and Ezekiel also speaks out, the land will be inspected and all the hidden things will have the light of the SON shined upon them.

    Zep 1:12 And it shall come to pass at that time, that I will search Jerusalem with candles, and punish the men that are settled on their lees: that say in their heart, The LORD will not do good, neither will he do evil.

    Eze 9:4 And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.
    Eze 9:5 And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity:
    Eze 9:6 Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house.

    We all will rebel against the Lord and HIS LAW and will be deceived by the smooth talking deceivers of Babylon. We will eat their defiled bread and walk in strong delusion all the while claiming we see and serve the Lord. But we have no clue, we have no understanding of the truth within us.

    Oba 1:7 All the men of thy confederacy have brought thee even to the border: the men that were at peace with thee have deceived thee, and prevailed against thee; they that eat thy bread have laid a wound under thee: there is none understanding in him.

    There is NO UNDERSTANDING in Babylon. When we are without the Spirit, the book is totally sealed and we cannot open it to eat the bread of life that is inside.

    Rev 5:3 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.
    Rev 5:4 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.

    But a day has been set for all men, the day and hour no man knows but the FATHER not even Christ knows this day. But in that day, the wise and their understanding, WILL BE DESTROYED. This is actually very good news, it is the process of salvation yet to the carnal mind it is confusion.

    Oba 1:8 Shall I not in that day, saith the LORD, even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau?
    Oba 1:9 And thy mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed, to the end that every one of the mount of Esau may be cut off by slaughter.
    Oba 1:10 For thy violence against thy brother Jacob shame shall cover thee, and thou shalt be cut off for ever.

    This all speaks to the same thing, the same process of having our flesh and carnal mind destroyed. It happens via judgment, by hearing this fiery word with spiritual ears given to us by God and the WORD is spoken by The CHRIST.

    Eze 7:9 And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will recompense thee according to thy ways and thine abominations that are in the midst of thee; and ye shall know that I am the LORD that smiteth.
    Eze 7:10 Behold the day, behold, it is come: the morning is gone forth; the rod hath blossomed, pride hath budded.
    Eze 7:11 Violence is risen up into a rod of wickedness: none of them shall remain, nor of their multitude, nor of any of theirs: neither shall there be wailing for them.

    This really is good news. The flesh must be cut off for the new man, the spiritual man to come forth. We all will be on the wrong side of God before we are in His mercy granted to be on His side. We all will persecute God’s Elect and will blaspheme the truths of God’s word and sound doctrine when supporting BABYLON and all of its 200 MILLION LIES (Rev 9:16)

    Oba 1:11 In the day that thou stoodest on the other side, in the day that the strangers carried away captive his forces, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even thou wast as one of them.
    Oba 1:12 But thou shouldest not have looked on the day of thy brother in the day that he became a stranger; neither shouldest thou have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction; neither shouldest thou have spoken proudly in the day of distress.

    We can be sure when we are given commandments that we will break them and that is how we learn good and evil. That is God’s process to teach us via chastening grace and scourging. So Babylon and the lies of orthodox Christianity all serve His purposes to perfection. We should not go into the harlot but we all will do it. We all will think we serve God when there and will persecute God’s Elect just like Saul of Tarsus did. We will all war against Christ in our ignorance.

    Oba 1:13 Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate of my people in the day of their calamity; yea, thou shouldest not have looked on their affliction in the day of their calamity, nor have laid hands on their substance in the day of their calamity;
    Oba 1:14 Neither shouldest thou have stood in the crossway, to cut off those of his that did escape; neither shouldest thou have delivered up those of his that did remain in the day of distress.

    The beast which is our carnal mind is this king, the abomination causing desolation ruling our earth within and persecuting Christ to keep itself sitting on God’s throne in our hearts.

    Act 4:26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.

    Yet we will learn we do indeed reap what we sow. We will think we can get away with our rebellion and sins against God and His Christ. But the day of judgment will bring all this to light and the Lord will get recompense.

    Oba 1:15 For the day of the LORD is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head.
    Oba 1:16 For as ye have drunk upon my holy mountain, so shall all the heathen drink continually, yea, they shall drink, and they shall swallow down, and they shall be as though they had not been.

    There is no escaping drinking of the cup of God’s wrath. That is the process of salvation, it is the way we learn righteousness. Heed the words of His prophets.

    Jer 25:28 And it shall be, if they refuse to take the cup at thine hand to drink, then shalt thou say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Ye shall certainly drink.

    Isa 26:9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

    Mat 20:23 And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.

    But God is merciful and our judgment is not forever, it is not eternal like Babylon believes. It is there to teach us just as we love our own kids and punish them to teach them to be good people. So it works for the Lord. A day will come when we will be brought to Mt. Zion, which is type and shadow means brought into the Christ. And the long sought after deliverance will come via this process of judgment. It will not come as we think it will come but we will learn the ways of the Lord by hearing His fiery word spoken by His prophets. Jeremiah speaks of this process also.

    Jer 5:14 Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.
    Jer 5:15 Lo, I will bring a nation upon you from far, O house of Israel, saith the LORD: it is a mighty nation, it is an ancient nation, a nation whose language thou knowest not, neither understandest what they say.
    Jer 5:16 Their quiver is as an open sepulchre, they are all mighty men.

    This foreign language, the true heavenly tongue, the ability to understand the things of God will become known to us in that day. And that is how we are saved thru the WORD and the washing and the baptism by fire that it brings. God’s Elect are His ministers of flame, we are the fire that speak the word in truth and will be used of God to bring all men to know the Lord in due time. Here is that prophecy at the end of Obediah that speaks to this wonderful event of chastening grace thru which all men shall be delivered.

    Oba 1:17 But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.
    Oba 1:18 And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for the LORD hath spoken it.

    And all the cities and kingdoms within us will be conquered by Christ, the living WORD in us, the hope of glory. The pulls of the flesh and the carnal minds will be no more once judgment has run its course. We will be free, we will be delivered of the power of sin in our lives. Hallelujah!!!!

    Oba 1:19 And they of the south shall possess the mount of Esau; and they of the plain the Philistines: and they shall possess the fields of Ephraim, and the fields of Samaria: and Benjamin shall possess Gilead.
    Oba 1:20 And the captivity of this host of the children of Israel shall possess that of the Canaanites, even unto Zarephath; and the captivity of Jerusalem, which is in Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the south.

    In the end all flesh shall see the salvation of the LORD (Luke 3:6). The lake of fire is the means by which the NON ELECT shall be saved. This will happen after the 2nd Resurrection and will be the biggest act of chastening grace in the history of man. It has been prophesied and it will come to pass. God’s very Elect will be these saviors.

    Oba 1:21 And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD’S.

    Neh 9:27 Therefore thou deliveredst them into the hand of their enemies, who vexed them: and in the time of their trouble, when they cried unto thee, thou heardest them from heaven; and according to thy manifold mercies thou gavest them saviours, who saved them out of the hand of their enemies.

    This is one of the greatest honors in God’s Kingdom. To be these saviours, to be appointed to be the judges of all men.

    Mat 19:28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

    1Co 6:2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
    1Co 6:3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?

    Rev 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshiped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

    I can tell you, the Lord knows what HE is doing. He is in the process of raising up in each generation, His Elect who will be judged now, in this age and be given tons of experience in judging righteous judgment. We are going to learn how to be merciful and show compassion but also to shine light on sins that need to be repented of. It is indeed a deep mystery, the strange act of Isaiah 28 by which Christ in us is formed.

    Col 1:25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;
    Col 1:26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:
    Col 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
    Col 1:28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:

  29. WORRYING ABOUT TOMORROW

    The carnal mind worries about tomorrow. The mind of Christ has peace knowing who is Lord of all. Those yet carnal will not have true peace, they will not have been given the ability to rest from their own works and enter into Christ. We have to labour, to strive to stay on the narrow path and stay in that rest. It is so easy to revert back to carnal thinking especially when our faith is tested and the fiery trials and rejection of the world are all around us.

    Heb 4:9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
    Heb 4:10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
    Heb 4:11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

    Those not yet given the gift of faith (only God’s Elect) cannot help themselves. The carnal mind does not believe in the Scriptures because it cannot believe in the scriptures. This is true even though they can read the same words someone with faith reads, but the understanding is simply not given because many are called and only a few are chosen.

    Rom 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

    Joh 12:39 Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again,
    Joh 12:40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.

    Mat 13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

    It works the same way today as it is God’s purpose to save few in this age and keep the rest blinded. Only God’s Elect are GIVEN to see, given the gift of faith and all the rest are blinded despite their claims to see to the contrary.

    Rom 11:7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the ELECTION hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded
    Rom 11:8 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.

    We all live these words and are the blind, thinking we see, before we actually are given eyes to see and ears to hear. That is the first thing Christ changes when He appears to us.

    Joh 9:39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.

    The answer to the question is not many, very few, only the very Elect. And the answer to this day confounds the wisdom of the wise.

    Isa 53:1 Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?

    When we worry about tomorrow we are actually contending with the Lord and not trusting in Him. Being prudent is not worrying there is indeed a narrow way and so many turn God’s sovereignty into a license for sin and being slothful.

    Pro 6:6 Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise,
    Pro 6:7 Which, having no captain, Overseer or ruler,
    Pro 6:8 Provides her supplies in the summer, And gathers her food in the harvest.
    Pro 6:9 How long will you slumber, O sluggard? When will you rise from your sleep?
    Pro 6:10 A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to sleep—
    Pro 6:11 So shall your poverty come on you like a prowler, And your need like an armed man.

    The realm of the spirit versus the flesh is a great divide than no man can cross on their own initiative. The wonderful works of God to the children of men are hidden right under the nose of all those yet carnal. They cannot understand and this is part of the cross God’s Elect have to carry that separates and divides the true church from the church in the wilderness (Babylon). Notice all of this closing of spiritual eyes and ears, sending STRONG DELUSION, is the Lord’s doing in us. We have no role in whether we see or do not see spiritual truths. Real faith and the eyes to see and ears to hear is truly a gift from God.

    Isa 29:10 For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.
    Isa 29:11 And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed:
    Isa 29:12 And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.
    Isa 29:13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
    Isa 29:14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.

    As we mature in the faith, we truly learn to trust God and worry not about tomorrow. These verses below take on a whole new meaning. Our seeming disinterest in the affairs of this world and nonchalant attitude about things going on around us, are in all actuality the response of the mind of faith to the fact the Lord is working ALL THINGS for the counsel of His will. When you stop judging in the flesh.

    Mat 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
    Mat 6:25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

    WHO CAN TAKE NO THOUGHT FOR YOUR LIFE OR WHAT YOU WILL EAT OR DRINK? That is impossible for the carnal mind and can only be done by having the MIND OF CHRIST, that comes via the GIFT of faith, given to the few chosen.

    Mat 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.

    The Lord is going to test all faith given to His Elect. This is how we are purified and matured, thru these fiery trials, thru this much tribulation.

    1Pe 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
    1Pe 4:13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

    It is coming to the place of rejoicing in this furnace of affliction that is very hard yet when we get there Lord willing, there is great gain and that is the place where true godliness is finally found. We have to stand on the Lord’s promises and how He will reveal His glory IN US, thru the destruction of our old man, thru us being crucified with Christ. We have to hang in there, we have to endure to the end and yet count it all as joy.

    Rom 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
    Rom 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.

    Worrying about tomorrow is not enduring to the end. It is actually sin because it is not of faith.
    When we worry and fear the things of this world and the events in our life, we are NOT BELIEVING in the Lord. He is the Lord of LORDS and King of KINGS. That is what LORD means, He is ruler of all, both the inward and the outward. He rules in the heavens within! He stretched forth the heavens and the earth, speaking of the things in our hearts and minds.

    Isa 44:24 Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;

    The Lord is doing it all. He not only creates the storms ON PURPOSE, He calms the storms. He is working all things for the counsel of His will, even our evil deeds and sins are His work in us. Yet billions believe God does not create evil or cause these “bad things” to happen. Such god is another jesus and not the one in the Scriptures.

    Psa 107:25 For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.

    THE LORD CREATES THE STORMS OF OUR LIVES

    Psa 107:26 They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.
    Psa 107:27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits’ end.
    Psa 107:28 Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.
    Psa 107:29 He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.

    THE LORD CALMS THE STORMS ONCE THEY HAVE SERVED HIS PURPOSES

    Psa 107:30 Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.

    So knowing this and really believing it (by a God given GIFT), we will not worry about tomorrow as today indeed has enough trouble of its own. It is these very tribulations we must endure to enter the kingdom of God. The idea of that is not for God’s people is another of Babylon’s insidious lies.

    Act 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

    I tend to use these verses a lot, the same ones you never hear a sermon preached and Billy Graham does not even see.

    Isa 63:17 O LORD, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and hardened our heart from thy fear?

    Isa 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.

    Pro 16:4 The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

    Joh 15:5 I 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.

    So coming to know this as we grow by the chastening grace of God that scourges the old man, we learn to heed Christ’s words.

    Mat 6:27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
    Mat 6:28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
    Mat 6:29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
    Mat 6:30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
    Mat 6:31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
    Mat 6:32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

    Knowing these trials are sent by God is His way of teaching us to focus on heavenly things and not worry about the things going on in the flesh around us or within us. He wants all of our heart, mind and soul, our very thoughts focused on Him. That is what disciples indeed do, they abide in the WORD (Christ) 24 x 7 X 365. We seek the righteousness of God FIRST because we have been made to seek it, we did not choose to seek it in our carnal mind. We were dragged there and shown by much scourging, that HE IS THE LORD and that is how we are taught to tremble at the WORD and no longer worry about other things in the world or in our physical life.

    Mat 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
    Mat 6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

    We live in this present evil age and the whole purpose of this life in the flesh is to humble us, a necessary part of learning good and evil and becoming like God.

    Ecc 1:13 I applied my heart to inquiring and exploring by wisdom concerning all that is done under the heavens:it is an experience of evil Elohim has given to the sons of humanity to humble them by it.

    Gen 3:22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

    We will not learn evil unless we experience it. We will experience it in our day of judgment and this is when we will say what Paul said.

    Rom 7:24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
    Rom 7:25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

    Selah

  30. Death smells. It stinks, it has a horrible stench to our natural and carnal senses. The things in the physical explain how things work in the spiritual without exception. Amazing how the Lord has worked this truth and yet nobody sees it.

    Rom 1:20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,

    Death is necessary for new life to come forth. The old man and carnal mind we all have must die in order for the new man to come forth.

    Joh 12:24 Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.
    Joh 12:25 He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

    And that is why we are dragged and have no choice in our salvation. None of us would willingly choose to die and so it is in the realm of the Spirit and how the Lord works His mysteries right under the nose of billions of people but they can’t see it thru their spiritual blindness. Christ and His work are to one side darkness but to His people it is the light of the world that they cling to like a barnacle. What man cannot consider when yet carnal is this.

    Psa 139:12 Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, But the night shines as the day; The darkness and the light are both alike to You.

    Which is the same thing shown many places, even here one of my favorites.

    Exo 14:20 So it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel. Thus it was a cloud and darkness to the one, and it gave light by night to the other, so that the one did not come near the other all that night.

    When judgment falls upon us as God’s Elect, and as that old man and carnal mind is destroyed and is in process of dying; we will be the stench of death to those still carnal and outside the covenant of faith. Yet to those within Christ we are the fragrance of life. This is absolutely amazing to see it and I hope you are seeing it if you read this.

    2Co 2:14 Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.
    2Co 2:15 For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.
    2Co 2:16 To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life. And who is sufficient for these things?
    2Co 2:17 For we are not, as so many, peddling the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as from God, we speak in the sight of God in Christ.

    The stench of death we will give off to those still in the world and yet carnal, especially those in Babylon with their false jesus, will be what separates and divides us. This is the enmity that God puts between those of the spirit and those yet carnal.

    Gen 3:14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
    Gen 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

    Rom 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

    Salvation comes to us by death. Salvation comes by Christ coming back to us a second time and dying with us. Like our Lord, to be glorified we too must be crucified and die on the cross with Him as His Christ. Yet Babylon thinks it was all finished 2,000 years ago and they are spared having to die the same painful death of our Lord. But this truth which is light to the real church is utter darkness to those yet blinded by the Lord. Do these verses agree with the idea Christ died so you don’t have to die? No they do not.

    1Co 15:31 I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.

    Php 1:29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;

    Gal 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

    Col 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church:

    Heb 2:10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

    1Pe 4:1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;

    We have to lose our life. That is the only way to know Christ and this fact is foolishness to the natural man.

    Luk 14:27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.

    Mat 16:24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
    Mat 16:25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.

    This is a lot more involved than us cleaning the outside of the cup up, getting off drugs, cigarettes or alcohol. There are tons of great stories where people have been delivered of these outward sins and addictions, yet those deliverances do not change the hearts. We can get off drugs but still be just as carnal and separated from God by the veil of flesh. Those miracles and signs are the lying signs and wonders the Lord uses to keep the whole world deceived and worshiping after the inward beast thinking we serve the living God. But we are still sitting in Babylon when this is going on. This is our first man adam, the carnal man, the beast that all flesh represents thinking we serve God and being deceived by these outward signs.

    Rev 13:11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon.
    Rev 13:12 And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
    Rev 13:13 He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.
    Rev 13:14 And he deceives those who dwell on the earth—by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived.

    When we do not run after Babylon and get involved with all of its activities we are doing what the disciples and Jesus did when they did not engage in all those outward cleaning the outside of the cup, washing their hands spiritually speaking — looking good to the flesh type of activities. The religious people judged Jesus and the disciples for not doing these things and the religious of each generation will do the same to THE CHRIST. But notice what Christ will say in response and these words have not passed away.

    Mar 7:4 When they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they wash. And there are many other things which they have received and hold, like the washing of cups, pitchers, copper vessels, and couches.
    Mar 7:5 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked Him, “Why do Your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands?”
    Mar 7:6 He answered and said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: ‘THIS PEOPLE HONORS ME WITH THEIR LIPS, BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR FROM ME.
    Mar 7:7 AND IN VAIN THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE COMMANDMENTS OF MEN.’

    The Pharisees in Scripture represent the organized church of whatever generation we live in. Being yet carnal and led by men according the the traditions of the world, the focus will be on the outside – looking good to others and winning and maintaining their esteem. Many good works is the method that helps the abominable beast our old man represents to be say sitting on the throne of God in our hearts. Yet Jesus nor His disciples will follow this pattern. They won’t partake of all those traditions and practices that look good, sound good but are only the means by which the whole world is deceived. God starts on the inside and works outward, man starts in the outside and tries to go inward but only deceives himself by trusting in his self righteous good works.

    Luk 11:38 When the Pharisee saw it, he marveled that He had not first washed before dinner.
    Luk 11:39 Then the Lord said to him, “Now you Pharisees make the outside of the cup and dish clean, but your inward part is full of greed and wickedness.
    Luk 11:40 Foolish ones! Did not He who made the outside make the inside also?
    Luk 11:41 But rather give alms of such things as you have; then indeed all things are clean to you.

    To Babylon we are filthy stinking walking dead people. But that is a sweet smelling savour to the Lord. The stench is from the death of our old man, being burned by the fire of God. Judgment begins at HIS HOUSE, the Elect are judged first, in this age if we are so blessed. But we stink to those in the world.

    Joe 2:20 “But I will remove far from you the northern army, And will drive him away into a barren and desolate land, With his face toward the eastern sea And his back toward the western sea; His stench will come up, And his foul odor will rise, Because he has done monstrous things.”

    He does not want our sacrifices which are all those many good works, He wants our obedience. Obedience kills the old man and it makes us stink to those in the world, which is the professing church.

    1Sa 15:22 So Samuel said: “Has 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 heed than the fat of rams.

    Losing our life in truth and in spirit, involves having the pride of life and the lusts of the flesh WITHIN us burned with fire and destroyed by the sword, both of which are the WORD that brings judgment to our heavens. ALL IN THE APPOINTED TIMES.

    Speaking the word of God in truth and in sincerity is the work of God and is what disciples of Christ do. Very few will hear us and receive us and when that precious is found we rejoice.

    Luk 15:7 I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.
    Luk 15:8 “Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it?
    Luk 15:9 And when she has found it, she calls her friends and neighbors together, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the piece which I lost!’
    Luk 15:10 Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

    I am hopeful the Lord will open some ears of some I love very much and given them a glimpse into the truth of how it is HE working this death in us as Christ forms in us and the old man perishes day by day. With that understanding the stench of death is turned into the sweet smelling savour of the Lord. There are nearly 50 instances in the bible of the sweet smelling savour to the Lord. Those are speaking about us dying with Christ and becoming the living sacrifice and an offering for the trespasses of the people

    2Co_2:15 For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:

    Gen_8:21 And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.

    Exo_29:18 And thou shalt burn the whole ram upon the altar: it is a burnt offering unto the LORD: it is a sweet savour, an offering made by fire unto the LORD.

    Exo_29:25 And thou shalt receive them of their hands, and burn them upon the altar for a burnt offering, for a sweet savour before the LORD: it is an offering made by fire unto the LORD.

    Exo_29:41 And the other lamb thou shalt offer at even, and shalt do thereto according to the meat offering of the morning, and according to the drink offering thereof, for a sweet savour, an offering made by fire unto the LORD

    Lev_1:9 But his inwards and his legs shall he wash in water: and the priest shall burn all on the altar, to be a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.

    The sweet savour to the Lord is the death and dying of our old man. We have been bought with a price as God’s Elect and we owe our very lives to Christ.

    Rom 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.

    Losing our life in this flesh, against the desires our flesh and carnal mind is the only way we come to know Jesus Christ. It is us losing our life to gain it and coming to know Christ. That is the very definition of ETERNAL LIFE.

    Joh 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

  31. Before we come to know the truth and be GIVEN ears to hear and eyes to see the spiritual truths of God’s word, we will wander around bring drunk on false doctrines. This is all the Lord’s plan. He sends these lying spirits to us and puts us into deep spiritual sleep and closes our eyes and stops our ears from being able to hear the truth spoken by God’s Elect.

    Isa 29:9 Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.
    Isa 29:10 For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.

    Try as we might in the flesh is sealed. Only when He comes to us a second time are the ears unstopped and our eyes opened.

    Job 33:15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;
    Job 33:16 Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,

    Even the learned men in the flesh, the most educated and degreed DOCTORS of DIVINITY and of course all of us prideful men will claim we see and understand. Yet we are blind and deaf. The LORD must open eyes and ears and the ability to understand the truth is given to us.

    Isa 29:11 And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed:
    Isa 29:12 And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.

    You see it is not until the end of the age (our carnal age, to us individually) that the book will be unsealed and knowledge of the truth will increase. It happens in the day or hour no man knows but the FATHER.

    Dan 12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

    But the day will come when we have new eyes and ears and we will then see and hear the angel proclaiming that this book is now being opened in our lives.

    Rev 5:2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?
    Rev 5:3 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.
    Rev 5:4 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.

    A day will come shortly thereafter when we will be sent to take the book of Scriptures and open them and begin to eat the true living word that will form Christ in us.

    Rev 10:9 And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.

    But all the days we are appointed to be in Babylon we will claim to see and hear just fine. We will draw near to Christ with our lips but we will not know Him and will have no clue following another jesus. We will be followers of men and will not hear the voice of the true shepherd even though we will vehemently claim otherwise.

    Isa 29:13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me (i.e. ETERNAL TORMENT – THE LIE) is taught by the precept of men:

    Yet the Lord is stronger than man and all of this strong delusion is sent by God and serving its purposes. He will in the appointed time do a wondrous work to those He has chosen. This work come by the mystery of how Christ is formed in us which is the process of being judged and having our old man and carnal mind destroyed by the brightness of the Lord’s coming within us. That wonderfull work includes be shown all we knew was a lie and that we are blind as bats.

    It truly is a PREREQUISITE to be come to see we were are blind even though we claim we see. That is why Christ comes to us, it is the first thing we are shown.

    Joh 9:39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.

    And here is the same truth told in Isaiah 29.

    Isa 29:14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.

    When you see the words WOE being spoken, think JUDGMENT IS COMING. When we are yet carnal and think we know the truth, we actually in our strong delusion think we can hide things from the Lord.

    Isa 29:15 Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?

    Yet once judgement comes upon the house of God, HIS ELECT, we will no longer be able to blaspheme God and say God has no understanding. HE KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING, it is us, the clay kept in the dark who has no clue what the Lord is doing until it is revealed to us by fire.

    Isa 29:16 Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter’s clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?

    When judgement comes us it will come quickly. The time is at hand as Revelation 1:3 says. We will quickly come to see the forest that represents the true Body of Christ that we could not see before.

    Isa 29:17 Is it not yet a very little while, and Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest?

    And then we will have ears to hear and eyes to see. It will be like a light turned on in a dark room.

    Isa 29:18 And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.

    And as we are decreased by the fire of judgment, Christ in us increases over time. We are made meek and poor of spirit as our old man and prideful mind is destroyed by the righteous judgment of God.

    Isa 29:19 The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
    Isa 29:20 For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off:
    Isa 29:21 That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nought.

    Yet the ELECT, ie the house of Jacob shall not be ashamed because this destruction of our old man and the exposing our nakedness and sinful ways is all how the Lord brings new life to us and raises up the new man within.

    Isa 29:22 Therefore thus saith the LORD, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob, Jacob shall not now be ashamed, neither shall his face now wax pale.
    Isa 29:23 But when he seeth his children, the work of mine hands, in the midst of him, they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear the God of Israel.

    And we will unlearn all the lies of Babylon and with a prepared and ears to hear, we will come to understanding of the truth and will be weaned off the milk and learn the true doctrines of Jesus Christ that Few are given to understand

    Isa 29:24 They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.

    We need to first be given to drink of the milk and know the true gospel and the salvation of all men. Then Lord willing we will be drawn away from the breasts and be fed the meat of the WORD and come to learn the doctrines of Jesus Christ by being an active member of the Body of Christ.

    Isa 28:9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.

  32. Getting to The Wedding Feast

    Luk 14:7 And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden (called to wedding feast), when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them,

    Jesus always speaks to the multitudes in parables (without a parable he spoke not to them) and we know the purposes of parables are to hide the meaning and keep the many called from getting the understanding with only the disciples being given to know the mysteries.

    Mat 13:10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
    Mat 13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

    So few understand or believe these words of Christ and the answer as to why He speaks in parables. He is still speaking in parables today as His words never pass away and are IS, WAS and WILL BE.

    When we prepare a spiritual meal to serve, we are to invite those fellow brethren who know that there is nothing good in them, those in need of a physician and in need of repentance. Anotherwords the harlots and tax collectors spiritually speaking. That is who Christ comes to and who He eats with and this greatly offends the religious establishment of each generation.

    Luk 14:12 Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee.
    Luk 14:13 But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:
    Luk 14:14 And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.

    This is who “Christ” eats with, and I am speaking of spiritual food as that is what is really being discussed here for those with eyes to see and ears to hear, it is all a parable.

    Mat 9:10 And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.
    Mat 9:11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?
    Mat 9:12 But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
    Mat 9:13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

    As a recent post on Judging Righteous Judgment covered, we are to judge those only within the Body of Christ. Those without we do not judge, we let God judge. But when we have a so called brother in the Lord who brings in false doctrines (spiritual fornicator and other spiritual sins) with such a one we are not to even eat, meaning do not discuss the things of God.

    1Co 5:11 But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner—not even to eat with such a person.

    God is quite serious about keeping the house clean and His Body eating only pure bread.

    When we are still in outer darkness blinded totally by Babylonian doctrines we can’t see any of this. The sleazy grace side of Babylon takes these verses to mean we can interact, live and act just like the world and that is love. The fire and damnation side of Babylon will even deny Christ ate with sinners and teach these events are misstated.

    But we are indeed blessed indeed, NOT IN THE FLESH, and NOT IN THE WAY THE WORLD THINKS when we are given to eat bread in the kingdom of God. This means we have been given ears to hear and eyes to see and can now partake of the TRUE DOCTRINES of Christ and thereby begin to grow spiritually and have the judgment of God fall upon our old man, carnal minds and sins.

    Luk 14:15 And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.

    Jesus goes on to tell us more about how this will happen. Many are called and few are chosen to attend this spiritual feast.

    Luk 14:16 Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many:
    Luk 14:17 And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.

    Until we are dragged to Christ, we all make excuses. Nobody has time to abide in the word 24x7x365, we all have life’s to live. It is those very lives that must be lost for us to gain AIONIOUS or eternal life and come to know Christ and His Father.

    Luk 14:18 And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.
    Luk 14:19 And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused.
    Luk 14:20 And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.

    There is great significance to these excuses but we will cover that in a future comment. Matthew 22 adds to the sum of God’s word on this feast and how we get there. We all will first persecute the true disciples of Christ and be Saul of Tarsus before we become Paul the Apostle. We will kill (by hating them and their doctrines).

    Mat 22:6 And the rest seized his servants, treated them spitefully, and killed them.

    Yet if the Lord has chosen us to come, we will come and our rebellious old man that persecuted His Elect and refuses to come will be destroyed by God’s armies. Our carnal minded cites within (the land, where the kingdom of God is) will be burned to the ground and made desolate.

    Mat 22:7 But when the king heard about it, he was furious. And he sent out his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. (by hearing the WORD)
    Mat 22:8 Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy.

    The old man is not worthy and will not and cannot come to the feast. But when our time has come to be judged and to begin to eat with Christ, the Master will not be denied. The Body of Christ will be given to drag in those the Lord has shown are poor, maimed and blind. With our new eyes we will see that WE ARE THAT MAN, we are the wretched man, the abomonination, the 1 sheep out of 100 that needs true repentance. That is how this works.

    Luk 14:21 So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.
    Luk 14:22 And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.

    And everyone who comes is indeed compelled to come. THEY ARE DRAGGED just as John 6:44 tells. Our flesh is never attracted to the true Christ and to His doctrines, they are repulsive to us as a recent post focused on. A rock of offense is a rock of offense.

    Luk 14:23 And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.

    This reminds me of the man who was compelled to carry the cross of Christ. That is how it will work for all of us in our appointed times. Nobody picks up and carries a cross willingly. Being crucified is painful, it hurts and we must be compelled to do so.

    Mat 27:32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.

    I hope some of you are getting this. Only those few chosen to get it will get it and perhaps these words of Christ rarely preached upon will begin to take on new meaning to you.

    Luk 14:24 For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.
    Luk 14:25 And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them,
    Luk 14:26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
    Luk 14:27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.

    We know that to hate is to murder someone, and the use of the translated word here as “hate not” above truly means to LOVE LESS. Trust me on that or do your own study but applying the SUM OF THY WORD, Jesus us telling us HE MUST BE FIRST. HE will have the preeminence in His Chosen Few life. We must love the Lord thy God with ALL OUR HEART, MIND AND SOUL. We would never hate anyone, much less our physical families. Here is what we would do instead, even with Christ being #1.

    1Ti 5:8 But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

    If any of us know the true cost of being a disciple, we would never be willing to pay.

    Luk 14:28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
    Luk 14:29 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,
    Luk 14:30 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
    Luk 14:31 Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?
    Luk 14:32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.
    Luk 14:33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.

    Thankfully the Lord promises us to only give us what we can bear. We are only shown what is to come a little bit ahead as otherwise we would not have the strength or faith to pay the cost.

    Joh 16:12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.

    There was a very good reason, Israel was led around to avoid the confrontations when they first left Egypt. They could not have endured it then. The LORD knows what He is doing! When first called out of Egypt into Babylon, we are not given to engage in warfare against the pulls of our flesh (Philistines in type and shadow). That war in our heavens takes place much later in God’s process of salvation.

    Exo 13:17 Then it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, “Lest perhaps the people change their minds when they see war, and return to Egypt.”

    So we can never become complacent always remaining vigilant. Being salted with the fire of our trials is the walk of a true disciple. The Lord is perfecting us by these sufferings. We should learn to count this as joy, knowing the work the Lord is working in our life and not lose our saltiness which is what happens when the fire stops.

    Luk 14:34 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned?
    Luk 14:35 It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

  33. The word of God is a fire that burns inside of His disciples. It is something we chew on 24 X 7 X 365. That is what abiding in His word means. We don’t choose to do this, this is given to us. But make no mistake the disciples of Christ, if they are disciples INDEED will be abiding in this WORD 24 x 7 x 365.

    Joh 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye abide in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
    Joh 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

    It is a very good thing to be a “disciple indeed”. Abiding in His word is living and breathing it, chewing on it, meditating in constantly. That is the mind of Christ and is given to just a few.

    Mat 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.

    It is impossible for us to shut up within us, the fire of the word that the Lord has put into us. Jeremiah 20 speaks of this fact and event that we all will live by in our appointed times. We will all live by every word even these from Jeremiah and we will experience this daily derision and mocking by those that think we are now fools.

    Jer 20:7 O LORD, thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived: thou art stronger than I, and hast prevailed: I am in derision daily, every one mocketh me.

    When we speak the word and share it with others, they will be offended and our best attempts and sharing the good news and the truth will like Christ experienced be rejected of men.

    Jer 20:8 For since I spake, I cried out, I cried violence and spoil; because the word of the LORD was made a reproach unto me, and a derision, daily.

    Try as we might to surpress this and make ourselves more amenable to those in the world, we cannot suppress the fire that is in us. We will speak this word, we cannot help it, it is a fire that burns hot within us.

    Jer 20:9 Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.

    Those closest to us will try to intercede and halt our work for the Lord. They just don’t understand and it will be a trial to explain what they cannot receive. But the Lord and His word, which is a fire is stronger than flesh and blood. The fire that burns within cannot be suppressed, it goes forth where the Lord sends it. He creates the fruit of our lips.

    Isa 57:19 I create the fruit of the lips

    The enemies against the word of God (i.e all flesh and carnal minds) shall not prevail against Christ, which is HIS WORD.

    Jer 20:10 For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, say they, and we will report it. All my familiars watched for my halting, saying, Peradventure he will be enticed, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.
    Jer 20:11 But the LORD is with me as a mighty terrible one: therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail: they shall be greatly ashamed; for they shall not prosper: their everlasting confusion shall never be forgotten.

    A day will come when those who persecuted God’s Elect will he ashamed. I have mercifully already lived those words but we all will live that experience of being shown our shame and we will wail, out faces will melt in agony and horror at what we have done. This day is actually a great day, but to the old man and the carnal mind it is the great and terrible day of the Lord.

    Isa 13:6 Wail, for the day of the LORD is at hand! It will come as destruction from the Almighty.
    Isa 13:7 Therefore all hands will be limp, Every man’s heart will melt,
    Isa 13:8 And they will be afraid. Pangs and sorrows will take hold of them; They will be in pain as a woman in childbirth; They will be amazed at one another; Their faces will be like flames.
    Isa 13:9 Behold, the day of the LORD comes, Cruel, with both wrath and fierce anger, To lay the land desolate; And He will destroy its sinners from it.
    Isa 13:10 For the stars of heaven and their constellations Will not give their light; The sun will be darkened in its going forth, And the moon will not cause its light to shine.
    Isa 13:11 “I will punish the world for its evil, And the wicked for their iniquity; I will halt the arrogance of the proud, And will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
    Isa 13:12 I will make a mortal more rare than fine gold, A man more than the golden wedge of Ophir.
    Isa 13:13 Therefore I will shake the heavens, And the earth will move out of her place, In the wrath of the LORD of hosts And in the day of His fierce anger.

    We may have to wait until the lake of fire to prevail and for our enemies to admit they were wrong and had persecuted Jesus Christ. God’s Elect will have been prepared to be merciful judges when the truth is made known. We will forgive just as Jesus forgave for the rejection and persecution given to us for simply doing what the Lord had given us to speak. Knowing this does not make me arrogant, it makes me merciful and brings great compassion to my mind.

    Rev 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

    I will forgive them the same way my Lord forgave me and those that claimed to be God’s people yet crucified Him. I am guilty of that and so will all men be before they are shown the truth and given the faith that saves ALL MEN.

  34. The Lord is the potter and we are the clay. Orthodox Christianity will think it is blasphemy in the same way Jesus was accused of speaking blasphemy; — but the truth that will set you free is to come to know and believe that it is GOD (and not man) who is responsible for all things including evil and sin.

    Php 2:13 For it is God (NOT YOU or your delusion of free will) which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

    Eph 2:10 For we are his workmanship(GOD IS RESPONSIBLE), created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

    You won’t hear any sermons preached on these verses among many others in Babylon.

    Isa 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.

    Pro 16:4 The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

    Isa 63:17 O LORD, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and hardened our heart from thy fear?

    When judgment falls upon us, it is the Lord’s intentions to show us what we as flesh and blood are really made of. We are going to be shown that there is nothing good that dwells in our flesh and that we are indeed beasts and are wretched men in need of a savior. Maybe the words of Christ will begin to make more sense to you if you can be given to understand this truth, that the Lord is doing it all, even the bad stuff.

    Mar 2:17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

    You see Christ 1) does not come to those who need no repentance, 2) does not come to those who do not need a physician and 3) when he comes, he makes the blind see and those that claim they see, blind.

    Joh 9:39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.

    NO FLESH IS GOING TO BE GLORYING IN THE LORD. HE SHARES IT WITH NO MAN. The garment we are given in Babylon are garments of self righteousness and we will have to be shown who and what we are before we can be given the true garments of salvation.

    Isa 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

    We cannot come into the wedding feast with the wrong garments on. We will be cast into outer darkness, which is not eternal hell. Fire will ensure it is not dark, what outer darkness means is we will be WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING. Another words, blind as bats spiritually speaking which is in fact where the whole world is except for the chosen few. Don’t take my word for it but believe the words of Jesus.

    Mat 22:11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
    Mat 22:12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
    Mat 22:13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
    Mat 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.

    The Lord will work events in our life once judgment has begun and we will come to know that we are the abomination of desolation. That is the BEGINNING of the process of salvation

    Mat 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

    We have to come to see that we like Paul are the chief of sinners and that nothing good dwells in our flesh. Gods plan is to show that to us, that is the early stages of salvation. Until then we are not being judged

    These words are not understood at all by any orthodox church. But the Elect are given to know what this means, we are living it right now. The very thing we don’t want to do (sin) is the very thing we will be caused to do and that is how are brought into a place of true humility, brought to our wits ends where we will cry out and then be delivered. Twice Paul says here, it is not him, but sin that dwells in him. It is the law of sin and death put into marred vessels of clay that CAUSES US TO STRAY FROM HIS WAYS (See ISA 63:17 again)

    Rom 7:14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.
    Rom 7:15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.
    Rom 7:16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.
    Rom 7:17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
    Rom 7:18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.
    Rom 7:19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.
    Rom 7:20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
    Rom 7:21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.
    Rom 7:22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
    Rom 7:23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.
    Rom 7:24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

    We will also come to see that we like King David ARE THE MAN!!!!!

    2Sa 12:1 And the LORD sent Nathan unto David. And he came unto him, and said unto him, There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor.
    2Sa 12:2 The rich man had exceeding many flocks and herds:
    2Sa 12:3 But the poor man had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up: and it grew up together with him, and with his children; it did eat of his own meat, and drank of his own cup, and lay in his bosom, and was unto him as a daughter.
    2Sa 12:4 And there came a traveller unto the rich man, and he spared to take of his own flock and of his own herd, to dress for the wayfaring man that was come unto him; but took the poor man’s lamb, and dressed it for the man that was come to him.
    2Sa 12:5 And David’s anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, As the LORD liveth, the man that hath done this thing shall surely die:
    2Sa 12:6 And he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.
    2Sa 12:7 And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul;
    2Sa 12:8 And I gave thee thy master’s house, and thy master’s wives into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah; and if that had been too little, I would moreover have given unto thee such and such things.
    2Sa 12:9 Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in his sight? thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and hast taken his wife to be thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon.

    What happens is a sword (the word of God that brings judgment against our old man) will never depart from our inward house.

    2Sa 12:10 Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thine house; because thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be thy wife.

    The Lord then manifests evil out of our own house in order to bring fiery judgment upon us. He causes this to be done in the open, to shame and embarrass us, the very things you saw happen. THIS IS VERY PAINFUL I can speak with experience.

    2Sa 12:11 Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thine own house, and I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give them unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun.
    2Sa 12:12 For thou didst it secretly: but I will do this thing before all Israel, and before the sun.
    2Sa 12:13 And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the LORD. And Nathan said unto David, The LORD also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die.

    This is all done to show us what Paul came to see and acknowledge.

    1Ti 1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

    When we are in Babylon we don’t see ourselves as this wretched man. We think we are like JOB, doing all these good works and can’t see past our self righteousness. We know not what ISA 64:6 is saying, that our righteousness (not our unrighteousness) is filthy rags. This is so because we are taking partial credit for it and denying the Lord and that HE IS THE POTTER and we the clay.

    JESUS said that His coming the second time (which is inwardly in our hearts and minds, i.e. Heaven) comes when we see this. It is a MUST that you see that YOU ARE THIS ABOMINATION. Otherwise your judgment is yet future and could be in the lake of fire.

    Mat 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

    Which is the same things as these words speaking of when the Lord returns.

    2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; (YOU, ME, ALL MEN ARE THIS MAN OF SIN)
    2Th 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

    I AM THAT MAN OF SIN. WE ALL ARE THAT MAN OF SIN yet before Christ comes to us inwardly we will think we are pretty good people. But we have not been given to see who we really are yet. God does this, works evil in us, in the cities within our heart so we will come to see this and know it is true 10000%.

    Ecc 3:18 I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.

    No one is good, no one not even ONE. Flesh and blood is marred. It cannot inherit the kingdom of God and must be destroyed and that begins with the house of God, HIS ELECT and we have our old man and carnal mind destroyed NOW in this age.

    1Pe 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

    ld go on and on with examples, as this is repeated in Scripture throughout. Do we then excuse sin ands turn grace into lasciviousness? NO, we strive to depart from inequity but know when we do fail, that is all of the Lord’s doing as He seeks occasion against our flesh and yet we cry out to Him and ask this question

    Isa 63:17 O LORD, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and hardened our heart from thy fear?

    We are the clay and He is the Potter. We will mourn and sigh and cry over all the abominations we have committed against the Lord and His Christ. But that is good news, it means we have been given eyes to see and ears to hear and judgment has fallen on us NOW.

    Eze 9:4 And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city (INWARDLY), through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.

    And if we want to be in that first resurrection, we darn well better be being judged RIGHT NOW

    1Co 11:31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
    1Co 11:32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

    Far better to be judged now and chastened now, losing your life now, so we can be kings and priests and rule and reign with Christ and be the very ones that will judge the world in righteousness at the 2nd resurrection.

    1Co 6:2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
    1Co 6:3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?

    I consider all the things I am giving up to be dung to be counted worthy the name of Christ.

  35. Mar 4:11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:

    The Scriptures are a parable, not only the words but the events. These things are impossible to understand with the carnal mind as that understanding is indeed given to us as Jesus said

    Mat 13:10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
    Mat 13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is NOT given.

    Here in John 5 we have a man who was diseased/lame for 38 years. This of course is speaking about all of us born carnal, blind as bats spiritually and separated from God with no ears to hear or eyes to see. Then one day as we cry out for healing at the gate, seeking the kingdom of God, …. as the Lord has been dragging us out of Babylon and into the light; Christ appears to us and we are healed. And we immediately get up from our sleeping/rest and begin to walk in newness if life, following the ways of Christ.

    Joh 5:8 Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.
    Joh 5:9 And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.

    But the organized religion of the day, BABYLON in every generation will look down upon this and find fault. They want to know about this man that healed us, they want to know who this was, what Jesus was this.

    Joh 5:10 The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed.
    Joh 5:11 He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed, and walk.
    Joh 5:12 Then asked they him, What man is that which said unto thee, Take up thy bed, and walk?
    Joh 5:13 And he that was healed wist not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in that place.

    But Jesus does not come and hang with the multitudes. He is with His Elect the few only and won’t be found in Babylon, that is another jesus that is found there.

    Christ will take up residency in His temple within us. And now being healed by faith we are not under the law but the chastening grace of God which is the worse things that will come upon us. This is how we learn to fear the Lord and are caused over time to overcome sin.

    Joh 5:14 Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.

    And we will all return to Babylon and our friends and family to tell them what has happened to us and that we have been healed and given ears to hear and eyes to see. But they will not hear us, a prophet of God is never received in his own town. The Christ being formed in us will be hated by all and they will seek to slay Him all because Jesus does not keep their rules and especially the idols of days, times and seasons, which in type was the Sabbath

    Joh 5:15 The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole.
    Joh 5:16 And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.

    Anyone who has been given the living word in them has a burning fire to go speak it and it will not be surpressed. The words of Christ will be spoken forth by His Elect and they will not return to Him void. Those ordained to hear will hear.

    Joh 5:17 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.

    The more Christ (including His Body) speaks the word (does the work of God), the more hated and the more the Babylonians will seek to kill Christ in us.

    Psa 107:2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so

    Those in Babylon (The Pharisees of our day) will be utterly disgusted when we call ourselves the chosen sons of God (His Elect) and no longer keep their rituals and customs regarding times, days and seasons. If only Jesus would have kept the Sabbath, He would not have had to go to the cross and it is the same for us in our times.

    Joh 5:18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.

    But the sons of God, The Christ, know that we can do nothing on our own initiative and that all we do is the work of the Lord in us as we are mere pieces of clay. We so and we say what is given to us to do and to say. And nobody outside the covenant of faith will believe us.

    Joh 5:19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.

    The way is indeed narrow and few are given the ability to find it

    Joh 15:5 I 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.

  36. Romans 1: I am using this in another post but felt led to share this excerpt

    Salvation comes by faith, to everyone who really believes. This faith of course must be given to us as the SUM of God’s word tells us. It comes to God’s Elect first, the spiritual Jew and then it will also come to the Greek or the Gentiles in the ages to come at the resurrection of the dead.

    Rom 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

    And when faith comes to us, then and only then is the righteousness of God revealed to us. Then we are freed from the law and henceforth under the chastening grace that scourges our old man. This is the love of God made manifest to us and it is marvelous to those that understand.

    Rom 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

    All men, no exceptions are marred in the Potter’s hands and cannot help but sin. In our day of judgment, that comes with faith, the wrath of God is revealed in our inner heavens against all our ungodliness and unrighteousness. We reap what we sow and as soon as we truly learn this, then the fear of God will be forever before our very eyes. But until then, we will live in outer darkness holding the truth of God in our unrighteousness, the kind that the world teaches us. We just won’t know it in our ignorance.

    Rom 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

    God has established all things in the natural to show us how the invisible things of the Spirit actually work. Once faith comes and God’s wrath is poured out on our sins, then we begin to learn these things. WOW is all I can say, every day I learn more and more simply by applying this principle.

    Rom 1:19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
    Rom 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

    Before faith comes, we know God in the flesh and thus glorify Him not as God. We bring Him down and exalt man in our delusions of free will and our worship which is not done in truth and in spirit. We are not thankful, we feel we get what we earn of our own free will and hard work and in our vain faith and imaginations created by the lies of Babylon and the adversary, our already foolish hearts of flesh are darkened and the light of the Son is blotted out.

    Rom 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

    Professing to be wise and claiming we know God we all first become fools. Getting puffed up and boasting in our self righteousness and many good works. And the Lord is the one who has planned for us to walk in strong delusion first. He turns us over to the deception in our own wicked hearts. If a prophet of the Lord is deceived, He the Lord has deceived that prophet (Ezek 14:9).

    Rom 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
    Rom 1:23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
    Rom 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

    And we all will canker God’s truth and turn it into lies and worship and serve the beast, the man of sin that has unknowingly been installed on the throne of God in our hearts. And this is where we will be until the rock that is Christ falls upon us.

    Rom 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

    The mystery of how Christ is formed in us. These marvelous works of God to the children of men are indeed foolishness to the natural man.

    Mat 21:44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

    Come Lord Jesus Come. Finish the good work you have started and grind the old man to fine powder.

    The sacrifices of the Lord, the living ones we are as His people must be beaten or scourged for the light that is Christ to burn always in us, His temple.

    Exo 27:20 And thou shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always.

  37. Pork was not allowed to be eaten under the law of Moses, it was considered unclean. Pigs or swine were off limits and we are given specific reasons why those animals are considered unclean yet those lessons are spiritual and have a big meaning if we are given to understand the mysteries of the kingdom and apply Scriptures properly.

    Joh 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

    These rules of old Israel regarding physical meats were given for admonition and they are spiritual examples that teach us the things of the Lord.

    1Co 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written (including what animals to eat or not to eat) for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

    Swine appear very similar to the clean animals that Israel is allowed to eat. We are commanded not to eat swine because primarily swine do not chew the cud. The whole concept of what we eat is also a spiritual lesson and when we have real communion we are breaking bread with Christ and eating of His body. But we are commanded not to eat with any so called brother who has not the doctrines of Christ.

    1Co 5:11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

    Those in Babylon are spiritually speaking swine. This is where we all were before we are dragged across the veil of flesh and given eyes to see and ears to hear. Babylon does eat the word of God but they do not chew the cud and what that means symbolically in meditating day and night on the word of God and being taught the way the Holy Spirit teaches is hugely important. In this Babylonian condition, we nor those still in Babylon do not know how to compare spiritual with spiritual which is how the Holy Spirit teaches.

    1Co 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

    Chewing the cud is letting the Bible interpret itself by applying the SUM OF GODS word as truth.

    Psa 119:160 The sum of Your word is truth

    Swine tells us symbolically what we do while in Babylon. We wallow in the mud, the mixture of God’s word with carnal doctrines and we eat the word but without knowledge. When we partake of God’s word without chewing we will remain without understanding and never find the truth.

    2Ti 3:6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
    2Ti 3:7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

    The book remains sealed to them even though they read it in the flesh. We are tossed and turned by every wave of doctrine in our search for the truth and will stagger in drunkenness.

    Isa 29:9 Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.

    This walking in strong delusion is all the Lord’s doing. HE DOES IT ALL.

    Isa 29:10 For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.

    And the book is sealed and we will remain in outer darkness until the day the Lord restores our eyesight and hearing.

    Isa 29:11 And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed:
    Isa 29:12 And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.
    Isa 29:13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
    Isa 29:14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.

    Of course this walking in darkness begins at the house of God who are judged first in the process of man living by e every word God spoke. God’s Elect all start out as spiritual swine while in Babylon and it is not until the Lord comes the second time to us that we begin to take seriously our doctrine and tremble at every word, the jots and the tittles. We learn to come to appreciate how serious is the doctrines of Jesus Christ.

    1Ti 4:16 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.

    The real disciples, are called DISCIPLES INDEED by Jesus and that is because they meditate on God’s word, chew the cud, day and night non stop. This is what defines a disciple indeed.

    Joh 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
    Joh 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

    We do know the truth and it is that truth that sets us free from Babylonian oppression.

    When we are yet carnal and eating the word but not chewing the cud, we are outside the body of Christ and are really unbelievers. We are at this point believing in Jesus but are still of our father the devil being carnal and at enmity with the Lord.

    Joh 8:30 As he spake these words, many believed on him……..

    Joh 8:43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
    Joh 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

    Many people know Scripture in the flesh but have not the doctrines of Jesus Christ because they have not been given ears to hear and they remain spiritual swine, unable to chew the cud. God’s Elect have to be careful around such people and not allow them to entangle us in strife and debates about doctrines that they cannot now receive as God has blinded them. I just had a brother I felt was close to coming thru the door that is Christ turn on me harshly and try to bring his false doctrines into our breaking of bread. Even though he did not understand it, I had to obey the commandments of the Lord and separate from those that bring not the doctrines of Christ.

    1Ti 6:1 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.
    1Ti 6:2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.
    1Ti 6:3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;
    1Ti 6:4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
    1Ti 6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

    Rom 16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
    Rom 16:18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.

    DOCTRINE, DOCTRINE, DOCTRINE. The Lord is serious about HIS Doctrine and HIS DISCIPLES indeed will know it and do it,

    2Jn 1:9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
    2Jn 1:10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
    2Jn 1:11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

    Jesus tells His people not to cast pearls before swine. When it becomes obvious someone has not been given to chew the cud and compare spiritual with spiritual we are to be silent. There is a time to speak and there is a time not to speak.

    Mat 7:6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

    If we disobey this, which I have in my zeal to save some people from error, they will only trample the truths under their feet and turn and attack us.

    These are the tests and trials of our faith that to the Lord are more precious than anything.

    1Pe 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

    The only people that will know the true doctrines will be those dragged away from the milk and fed the meat by the hand of the Lord.

    Isa 28:9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.

    We have to move on to maturity and get beyond the milk of the word. Milk is a great place to start and if that milk is pure (free of lies like eternal torment and free will) then we will begin to grow. But if we are to be overcomers and be found faithful to be in the first resurrection, we will need to move on to maturity. This we will do if the Lord permits.

    Heb 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
    Heb 6:2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
    Heb 6:3 And this will we do, if God permit.

    If your interest was tweaked on understanding more about spiritual swine and how the stories of the OT teach us spiritual lessons today, you should read this article about swine on the IWWB site.

    http://www.iswasandwillbe.com/significance-of-swine/

  38. Do you know Jesus Christ? I hope you do because to know Him is to possess eternal life.

    Joh 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

    Yet Christ tells us that nearly all (that is what many means) that claim His name do not actually know Him. They know another jesus.

    Mat 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
    Mat 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
    Mat 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

    It is the “many” called of God in which Christ is speaking about here.

    Mat 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.

    The many called and few chosen are represented by the Levites vs the Son of Aaron (priests of God).Only the priests could handle the instruments of the temple (THE WORD) and eat at the altar of God. The Levites have no such right to eat there or so much as be allowed past the veil lest they die.

    Heb 13:10 We (The Elect) have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle.

    The OT gives us this truth and was written for our admonition upon whom the ends of the carnal age have come.

    Num 4:15 And when Aaron and his sons have made an end of covering the sanctuary, and all the vessels of the sanctuary, as the camp is to set forward; after that, the sons of Kohath shall come to bear it: but they shall not touch any holy thing, lest they die. These things are the burden of the sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of the congregation.
    Num 4:16 And to the office of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest pertaineth the oil for the light, and the sweet incense, and the daily meat offering, and the anointing oil, and the oversight of all the tabernacle, and of all that therein is, in the sanctuary, and in the vessels thereof.

    The many called represent the multitudes that make up/comprise Babylon and the churches of men. They make their own apparel and think they can enter the wedding feast that way.

    Isa 4:1 And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.

    But Christ and His Christ are not fooled. The garments that must be given to us by the Lord are easy to spot and to see spiritually.

    Mat 22:11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
    Mat 22:12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
    Mat 22:13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

    The way truly is narrow and few there be shall find the way.

    Mat 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
    Mat 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

    Those on the broad way don’t take serious the WORD, they have not the zeal nor the fear of the Lord abiding in their house. They have fallen for the adversaries lies that everyone is holy and it is by the will of the flesh that we choose God and are born again. They simply have not been given to apply the SUM OF GODs word is true or learn from the examples of the Old Testament written for our admonition.

    Joh 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
    Joh 1:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

    In type and shadow, the multitudes are Korah who come against God’s Elect and the true doctrines of Jesus Christ.

    Num 16:1 Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men:

    It is the proud, well respected, princes and famous, well known Christians who most oppose the teachings of Jesus Christ and His Elect who come speaking the truth which are words of fire.

    Num 16:2 And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown:

    Here is the false accusation always made against Gods Elect by carnal babes. The pride of man will have them accusing CHRIST of being prideful but it is their carnal mind that is at enmity with the true things of God.

    Num 16:3 And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them: wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the LORD?

    All the congregation is not holy. Not everyone who calls themselves a Christian is a Christians in truth and in spirit. Why? Simply because many are called and few are chosen, that is God’s way.

    This enmity is all part of the trial and serves God’s purposes for both parties. The end of the matter is that Korah and his carnal understanding will be destroyed in the end. But those who have such a mind will first be swallowed up by the flesh doctrines of Babylon and go spend their appointed and symbolic 70 years in captivity.

    Num 16:28 And Moses said, Hereby ye shall know that the LORD hath sent me to do all these works; for I have not done them of mine own mind.
    Num 16:29 If these men die the common death of all men, or if they be visited after the visitation of all men; then the LORD hath not sent me.
    Num 16:30 But if the LORD make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down quick into the pit; then ye shall understand that these men have provoked the LORD.
    Num 16:31 And it came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them:
    Num 16:32 And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods.
    Num 16:33 They, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit, and the earth closed upon them: and they perished from among the congregation.
    Num 16:34 And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them: for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up also.
    Num 16:35 And there came out a fire from the LORD, and consumed the two hundred and fifty men that offered incense.

    Being in this pit deep in the earth is symbolic of us being yet carnal thinking we know and serve the Lord but remaining on the outside of the true covenant of faith. Anyone with a belief in free will is yet carnal and has confidence in the flesh of men. They are what the Bible refers to as dogs.

    Php 3:2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.
    Php 3:3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.

    Of course a dog does not know he is a dog until the Lord comes and blinds him and then sends a His messengers to restore spiritual eyesight and understanding.

    This is how the Lord builds His true church. One lamb at a time. He appears to us and send His angels to feed us and to nourish us with meat. And we angels will learn not to judge in the flesh and think men earn the gift of God as Ananias soon learned from Jesus regarding Paul’s chosen status.

    Act 9:10 And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord.
    Act 9:11 And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth,
    Act 9:12 And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight.
    Act 9:13 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:
    Act 9:14 And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name.
    Act 9:15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:

    And lest you think being chosen means your flesh is blessed, think again. Those so chosen of God, that truly know Him, have been appointed to suffer. Losing your life to gain it is not a blessing to the flesh.

    Act 9:16 For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name’s sake.
    Act 9:17 And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.
    Act 9:18 And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.
    Act 9:19 And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus.

    I hope some of you are able to eat of this meal and move past knowing just Jesus Christ and Him Crucified

  39. When the light we have in us is actually darkness, how great is that darkness. When we are in Babylon doing our many good works, seeing outward changes in our life we truly believe we have arrived and are in the truth and stand righteous before God. But we do not as of this point even know the Lord. He has not come to us the second time for salvation without sin. Until He comes to us, we will remain in darkness knowing Him only in the flesh and processing Scripture in the letter looking outwardly.

    Mat 6:23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!

    When we believe lies like eternal hell, the trinity, the free will of man, the fall of mankind etc, those doctrines that we consider light are actually a very great darkness, caused by the locusts (false doctrines) that cover our earth and block out the light of the SON/SUN.

    Even if we are God’s Elect, we still must first go into Babylon and be deceived. All men go backwards and get snared when they first come to Christ, it is a requirement and part of living by every word. We see this throughout the word of God both in words and in deeds that all point to the truth. When we first come to Christ in the flesh, we fall backwards to the ground (the carnal logic of Babylon).

    Joh 18:6 As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.

    Nobody is going to cut out the part of going into Babylon and being snared.

    Isa 28:13 But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.

    Of course we all think we are too smart to fall for this deception.

    Mat 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

    Yet we don’t know nor can we appreciate we are blind even though we think we see. Christ has to come the second time to shows us our blindness so then we will see.

    Joh 9:39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.

    What makes the deception we all first so compelling is the fire from heaven we experience. This is the word even though it is cankered with flesh doctrines and especially compelling is the many good works that the false churches engage people in as if the Lord needed them.

    The “fire from heaven” is the word of God. The Adversary is aware that most will not be able to separate themselves from a man who has been used to do so many good works.

    Rev 13:13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

    Mat 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

    But fire from heaven and many wonderful works are not what distinguish God’s elect from the many called. We are not told to “try their works.” Here is what we are told to do at a time such as this:

    1Jo 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God:because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

    I wish my loved ones would be made to see the seriousness of this test and quit judging in the flesh. Looking at the outside of the cup makes us easy prey for the wolves in sheep’s clothing that stand in the pulpits of every church building in the world. These ministers of unrighteousness do not confess that Jesus Christ IS come in the flesh. They teach the opposite of the truth and deny the Lord is building His church, the little flock and does not need any man to do it.

    Act 17:25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;

    If you hear a message that Christ is counting on you, know that is the false apostle speaking, the voice of a stranger who confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh.

    1Jo 4:2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
    1Jo 4:3 And 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.
    1Jo 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
    1Jo 4:5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.

    God’s Elect will not be heard by those in Babylon unless the time has come for a lost sheep, one of the few to come out of her my people.

    1Jo 4:6 We 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.

    FEW WILL HEAR US as many are called and few are chosen.

    A false prophet is known by whether he is teaching the “doctrine of Christ.” Here is what real love is and what we are to do if we come into contact with someone not bringing HIS doctrines. We should take seriously and not want to be partakers of their evil deeds and false works in the name of God.

    2Jo 1:9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
    2Jo 1:10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your [spiritual] house, neither bid him God speed:
    2Jo 1:11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

    Where is the examination in the hearts and minds of the multitudes? It is not there. The Lord must put into us the love of the truth and the zeal to dig deep for His treasure. If we don’t have that and are not digging we won’t know the truth and will stay in strong delusion.

    Pro 25:2 It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.

    This too, the strong delusion is the work of the Lord as are ALL THINGS. He must put that zeal for His house into us.

    2Th 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
    2Th 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
    2Th 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

    Once that zeal is put there for the truth by God, then we will begin to know the truth and the lies will begin to be eaten up.

    Joh 2:17 And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.

  40. There is NO truth in any churches of men. There is not even one doctrine that is not leavened and pure, it is all cankered with carnal reasoning and the traditions of an apostate church that fell away 2,000 years ago. The truth was removed as part of the Lord’s plan and that is what ISA 3 and 4 says to those God has given ears to hear and eyes to see.

    Isa 3:1 For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water,

    Bread and water are not literal things, they refer to the doctrines of Jesus Christ, the living waters one must drink of and the living bread one must eat of to partake of eternal life in this age. Yet we all, no exception if we are Gods Elect must go into Babylon for our appointed years and be held captive and in bondage to the lies of the apostate churches. The Lord has worked an amazing deception in creating the wolves in sheep’s clothing and false apostles and ministers of unrighteousness who speak flowing words of vanity in the babylon churches.

    Isa 3:2 The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient,
    Isa 3:3 The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the counsellor, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator.

    The result of this working of God is that the Lord causes babes, children in the faith with no spiritual maturity whatsoever to rule over us all the while we are in Babylon

    Isa 3:4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.

    And while we are there we will be oppressed and will become very self righteous thinking we have arrived and relying on our many good works. We will all persecute God’s Elect that and look down upon them and hate their doctrines.

    Isa 3:5 And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable.

    The carnal babes in Babylon, us/all men, will behave proudly against God’s Elect. But a day comes when Jesus comes to us a second time for salvation without sin, IN THE SPIRIT to set us free.

    Luk 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

    I have been set free from the oppression of Babylon. God caused me to go into Babylon and He is also the one that causes us to come out of her just as we are told.

    Jer 29:14 And I will be found of you, saith the LORD: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the LORD; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive.

    The Lord is doing all of this please note. Causing us to go into Babylon and causing us to come out of her.
    The Lord indeed is working all things for the counsel of HIS will and it depends not upon the delusion of man’s free will. That doctrine is the log that blinds the entire world and keeps them from seeing what the Lord is doing and understanding His ways and purposes in life.

    Isa 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
    Isa 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

    I am frustrated and impatient with being attacked for standing on the word of God and the true doctrines of Christ and the trial the Lord has given me in surrounding me with the spiritually deaf and blind. It is uncomfortable yet I know a necessary experience by which I will be humbled and learn patience.

    Rev 14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
    Rev 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

    The carnal mind has led to the building of very many churches where doctrine is mixed with flesh and the word of GOD is cankered and leavened such that it is another gospel. This is a popular spot that we all must spend time in and a few if we are so blessed will hear the call to come out of her my people. We will not be given the garments of salvation by Christ until we do come out and will continue to eat our own bread (make up doctrines) and wear our own self righteous clothing based on our many good works.

    Isa 4:1 And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.

    A day will come when we will be caused to go down to the Potter’s house and see what the Lord is doing and are ears will be opened to the truth.

    Jer 18:1 The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
    Jer 18:2 Arise, and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words.
    Jer 18:3 Then I went down to the potter’s house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.
    Jer 18:4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.

  41. Jesus Christ IS Come In the Flesh

    The carnal mind will look at this key passage and claim all it says is one has to believe Jesus came 2,000 years ago in the body of a man and died on a cross and if they say that, then they are not an antichrist.

    1Jn 4:3 And 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.

    I have actually seen people insist that someone actually say the words “Jesus Christ has come in the flesh” to prove they are not an antichrist. LOL. That is all such carnal reasoning. Christ coming in the flesh, the same likeness of sinful flesh as us is a key truth one must understand but this passage like all passages is not to be taken literally. All that immaculate conception doctrines or beliefs that Christ had a special kind of flesh is all a lie of the adversary. Jesus Christ came and comes in the same sinful flesh, marred in the hands of the Potter as we do, yet He did not commit a sin.

    Rom 8:3 For 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:

    Heb 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil

    2Co 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin

    But the truth is far greater than just the man Jesus Christ. Christ in you and me is Christ coming in sinful flesh. We as HIS BODY are fulfilling these prophecies as Christ did. Yet we have to be given the ability to see past the letter and stop looking at the Bible as a History lesson.

    Joh 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

    Hos 12:10 I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes, by the ministry of the prophets.

    When one sees that the words that I speak and all of Scripture are Spirit and not about flesh or to be taken literally. This verse in 1 John 4:3 has nothing to do with someone physically speaking out some words.

    An antichrist is one who is opposed to Christ and His Doctrines and His Body. This person is identified by looking in the mirror as all men are antichrist, the entire world lies in darkness and is at enmity with God until and unless they are given the gift of faith and have all those lies burned out of them by enduring the righteous judgment of God. Of course this blessing comes to very few in this age and in every generation.

    Mat 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.

    1Pe 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God

    Mat 13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

    His doctrines are an offense, a virtual stumblingblock to the carnal minded and can only be received by the gift of faith. That gift and the understanding and faith to believe is given to extremely few, only to the very Elect. All men without exception will be denying Christ with their doctrines until they are shown the truth and the revelation of Jesus Christ is given to them. We all naturally hate Christ’s doctrines. We might say we love our enemies but I can assure you we all will first hate them and most certainly will not be blessing them but cursing them.

    Mat 5:44 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

    Those that deny Jesus is The Christ (all mankind) are the true antichrist in this world today. These Scriptures have a much deeper meaning than how they are typically understood, especially by the carnal mind. The fact that Jesus has His Christ through whom He operates is shielded from the entire world and only revealed to His Elect through the gift of faith.

    Mat 16:15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
    Mat 16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
    Mat 16:17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

    Rom 11:7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded
    Rom 11:8 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.

    Mere men do not reveal the true gospel or Jesus Christ to us, we are taught it by coming to see who is Jesus Christ. We all learn the truth the same way Paul was taught it, BY THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST.

    Gal 1:11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.
    Gal 1:12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.

    Knowing Jesus Christ is the very definition of ETERNAL LIFE (John 17:3). Until we are given to hear and see we won’t understand that Jesus Christ is HIS BODY. Jesus is the Lord, but He needs a place to rest His head and that is THE CHRIST. When Jesus made this statement He was not telling us to sell our houses and become homeless, He was speaking of the mystery of THE CHRIST.

    Mat 8:20 And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.

    He is the head and His Elect are His Body. Christ wanted to get on with the building of His Kingdom that comes through His Christ. He said the same thing here, just a different way for those that have been given understanding of the symbolism.

    Luk 12:49 I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled?

    He is the WORD which is the fire that appears in our earth that brings judgment upon the old man. But this mystery of CHRIST having come IN THE FLESH is much larger than we ever contemplated when we are in Babylon. IF Christ is in us, we are HIS FLESH and once you are given the ability to apply this in the Scriptures then a door to heaven has truly been opened by God.

    Eph 5:30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

    Let’s consider what Jesus Himself tells us about His body. When Saul persecuted the early church, Jesus was already ascended into the heavens and Saul had not seen Jesus literally in the flesh. But what did Jesus tell Him?

    Act 9:4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him,Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
    Act 9:5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

    Christ is come in the flesh and is, was and will be in all generations in the hearts and minds of His Elect. We all Saul of Tarsus will persecute Jesus Christ before we come to see this truth as man must live by every word.

    So those who deny that Jesus IS come in the flesh are those that deny Jesus has His Christ, the very Elect, the few chosen through which He operates. These are the only ones who know Him and see and hear His words in the spirit.

    Mat 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.

    It takes time to learn this and to understand it fully. But to the carnal mind this will all be blasphemy and those that claim they are God’s Elect will be accused of being prideful, just for claiming who they are in Christ.

    Psa 107:2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so

    I like all of those in Babylon thought that these words shown again in 1 John 4:3 below referred to anyone saying Jesus was not the son of God and did not come in the body of a man and die on a cross for us. While it does mean that, it means so much more than that.

    1Jn 4:3 And 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.

    Any spirit that denies Jesus is living and working through His chosen few, the Elect is an antichrist.

    One has to be dragged thru the veil of flesh into the spirit to see any of this. But once we are so dragged, then we begin to understand who Jesus Christ is and that He in fact lives in and among His people today. He is the head over the house of God whose temple we are if in fact Christ is in you.

    Heb 10:19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
    Heb 10:20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
    Heb 10:21 And having an high priest over the house of God;

    Jesus Christ is the first adam and the second adam IN US ALL eventually. He is the alpha and the omega, that is what those verses are speaking to and it is a marvelous truth. If we are to be born again and move onto to maturity then we will learn to know Jesus Christ no more in the flesh. We will no more be thinking of Him as the man that walked 2000 years ago but will be thinking of Him as The Lord sitting as the Head over His Body, the church.

    Eph 5:30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

    1Co 12:12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is THE CHRIST.

    This is a great mystery revealed unto babes in their appointed times. To come to see who is THE CHRIST and that He is in fact His Body.

    1Co 12:14 For the body is not one member, but many.
    1Co 12:15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
    1Co 12:16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
    1Co 12:17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?
    1Co 12:18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.
    1Co 12:19 And if they were all one member, where were the body?
    1Co 12:20 But now are they many members, yet but one body.

    Meditate on this verse if you are still struggling to see what I am saying. Christ is His Body and we are told right hear that THE CHRIST, HIS ELECT are the FULLNESS of HIM that will eventually fill all in all meaning the salvation of all.

    Eph 1:22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
    Eph 1:23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

    Act 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.

    Act 4:26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.

    Rev 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

    Very few people know and appreciate this truth which is why these statements from John are such an easy litmus test to identify the spirit in a person we are discussing the things of God. This spirit of antichrist was already running rampant in the early church.

    1 John 4:3 And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world

    It has only gotten much worse now and Paul’s prophecy were fulfilled 2,000 years ago and the harlot churches of men are the result and they are chock full of antichrist’s.

    Act 20:29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
    Act 20:30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

    HERE IS THE TRUTH THE WHOLE WORLD CANNOT RECEIVE OR UNDERSTAND !!!!

    2 John 1:7 – For many (many means nearly ALL if you dig into this word) deceivers have gone out into the world who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist

    There is not one orthodox church I know of that speaks to the truth of Christ already having come to His little flock who is His Elect, the Bride, His Body, the clouds, His witnesses, His angels, His messengers, and many other labels to describe the wondrous works of God to the children of men.

    All men are deceivers until they are given the gift of faith. They do this in ignorance, as the Lord simply is not yet working with those outside the covenant of faith. He is the one creating and causing His doctrines and truths to be opposed. Both the deceived and the deceiver are His, they belong to the Lord and are in His hands.

    Job 12:16 With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his.

    Rom 11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

    I pray this is helping the few the Lord may lead here with a heart prepared to hear the truth.

  42. THE FOOLISHNESS OF THE CROSS

    The true gospel and doctrines of Jesus Christ are foolishness to the carnal mind and can only be discerned (received) thru the gift of faith via the Holy Spirit.

    1Co 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

    God’s plan and purposes for His Elect, THE CHRIST , HIS very body and light bearing witnesses to this dark and evil world is a deep mystery that must be revealed to us in due time. The very same cloud that is Christ is to God’s Elect a bright light (the truth) but to those outside the BODY (the camp of Israel), it is a great darkness and indeed is foolishness.

    Exo 14:19 And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them:
    Exo 14:20 And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night.

    In fact the gospel is very simple and can be referenced with one sentence but these same words have two distinct meanings to the carnal multitudes versus the chosen Elect whom the Lord has GIVEN the understanding.

    1Co 2:2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

    The more I grow in the knowledge of the Lord the more I see how profound the two edged sword is to serve the purpose of deceiving the old man and revealing truth and righteousness to the new man. The word, never returns void, it always accomplishes its purposes for which it was sent to any of us.

    Heb 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

    The purpose of the word is first to deceive us when we know Christ in the flesh. To Babylonians (those that claim Christ but have not His doctrines) who know Christ after the flesh, this refers to Jesus Christ coming and dying on a cross 2,000 years ago for the sins of the world. That is all they care and have the ability to know. To God’s Elect this same sentence “Jesus Christ and Him Crucified” reveals the greater truth that from the first Adam (all men) in due time, will come the second Adam, the Lord from heaven and this process of being remade in the Potters hands comes by us following the walk of our Lord Jesus.

    Just as Jesus Christ was sent by God to do a mission, so sends Jesus His Christ to finish the work and usher in the plan of God.

    Joh 20:21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

    1Jn 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

    Eph 5:30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

    Gal 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

    Paul could only speak to the Corinthians on the milk of the word because they were yet carnal and could not at that time receive the meat. Such is it for all of us as we must wait upon the Lord to prepare us and give us ears to hear where we can move on to maturity and understand the things of the spirit.

    1Co 3:1 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.
    1Co 3:2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.

    The book of Hebrews more than any other Epistle gets into the heavier and more meatier things of the Spirit. Yet in speaking about Christ, Paul explains he has many things to say but their hearing is yet dull (carnal) and explains the difference between babes and the mature in the faith and then continues on in Hebrews 6 to define the so called “milk doctrines” from which some of us, Lord willing, will move beyond on to perfection.

    Heb 5:8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
    Heb 5:9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;
    Heb 5:10 Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.
    Heb 5:11 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing.
    Heb 5:12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
    Heb 5:13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
    Heb 5:14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

    Heb 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
    Heb 6:2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
    Heb 6:3 And this will we do, if God permit.

    Coming to know Christ brings new meaning to Jesus Christ and Him crucified. When are blessed to know God’s plan and purposes then we can begin to count it all joy when our lives are destroyed and lost by the process of enduring the judgment of God against our flesh.

    Heb 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

    We won’t be able to see this as joy if we are without understanding of the true gospel and God’s ways and purposes.

    LOSING OUR LIFE TO GAIN IT

    Mat 16:25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.

    New life cannot come until death occurs. The old man must die, you shall surely die God told Adam and by extension you and me. Mankind did not fall, that was God’s Plan A all along, that we die (the wages of sin is death) and then HE would remake the marred vessel. Jesus said it a different way but it is the same principle.

    Joh 12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
    Joh 12:25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

    Death of the flesh and the old man and carnal mind is very good. Better is the day of ones death than the day of ones birth now makes a lot more sense from ECC and JOB.

    Nobody chooses to die, our flesh is incapable of doing that. It is only by Christ being in us that we are dragged out of Babylon and begin to follow Christ carrying our cross and losing our life and all the things we once esteemed in this world. As Paul said, we will learn to count them all as dung to gain Christ.

    Luk 9:23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

    Php 3:7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
    Php 3:8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,

    Coming to know and be part of the Body of Christ is what Paul meant. This is the wedding feast where we feast on the bread of life, eating His flesh and drinking His blood. Our bodies are broken for the sake of church.

    Col 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church:

    This concept is the hardest of all things to accept as we grow in the knowledge of the Lord. We truly must lose the life we knew in the flesh otherwise we will have no part in Christ in this life and will not be in the first resurrection. Maybe no pain no gain does have some merit, but seriously, this is the strong meat that will offend all of us when we first hear of it. Jesus lost most of His disciples when He spoke of it and said these words which are all speaking of spiritual truths.

    Joh 6:53 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.
    Joh 6:54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
    Joh 6:55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
    Joh 6:56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.

    The fact is we must partake (eat) of his body of death and drink of His blood by losing our life to gain. If we don’t suffer now with Christ, if God does not make us willing, we will not be reigning with Him in the Millenium.

    2Ti 2:12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:

    This message is the truth and it does not attract a crowd. The prosperity gospel and the ones that speaks of Christ blessing in the flesh is what sells and that is why we have so many churches of men and famous preachers that speak these lies about the word of God. It brings in not only the money but the people. Who wants to hear that we have been appointed to suffer?

    Php 1:29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;

    Who will willingly volunteer for a life defined in these terms? NOBODY

    2Co 4:8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
    2Co 4:9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
    2Co 4:10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
    2Co 4:11 For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
    2Co 4:12 So then death worketh in us, but life in you.

    This prophecy applies to Christ both the Lord and His Body.

    Isa 53:7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

    The preaching of the cross that God’s Elect carry is indeed foolishness to the natural man. But to those being saved by this process, it is the power of God. Paul began his first epistle to the Corinthians speaking about the preaching of this cross and how it was foolishness to all but the very Elect who had ears to hear the truth. Let’s review this to end this segment.

    1Co 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

    All the wisdom of this world will perish and its traditions will prove to be folly once we enter into the camp of the saints. When the veil of flesh is removed then we will see the foolishness of man’s wisdom and all the lies we learned in Babylon

    1Co 1:19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
    1Co 1:20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
    1Co 1:21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

    To the world what I am doing looks quit foolish. But here is why I do it.

    Rom 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
    Rom 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

    I don’t expect many to hear or understand as it is a miracle when someone truly comes asking questions with a contrite heart and a gentle spirit. That is why I no longer allow comments on posts, it was just engaging in strife with people God has blinded and I learned over the year the futility of that process.

    The world either looks for an outward sign or they want worldly wisdom to explain the mysteries God has purposefully hidden from their eyes.

    1Co 1:22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:

    But as Christ said, no sign shall be given except the sign of Jonas. That parable speaks to the sign of Him coming to bring judgment to us in our heavens. So we do preach Christ and Him crucified which is foolishness to the world and that means Babylon.

    1Co 1:23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;

    It is foolishness to Babylon because they do not know who Jesus Christ is, they do not understand or see that Christ is His Body. They believe the lies that say salvation means avoiding judgment rather than seeing the truth that salvation comes by being judged and being scourged by the chastening grace of God. They cannot apply what losing your life to gain it means nor can they see that the Lord is sovereign over all the affairs of men and when and where and how they are judged among ALL THINGS.

    1Co 1:24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
    1Co 1:25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

    What makes Christ look like darkness and evil to the world is that the Lord does not choose or pick His people based on worldly standards. Christ including HIS BODY, those chosen of God look like fools to those in the world and are despised and rejected of all men. This idea a pretty faced good looking Jesus just perpetuate the lies and lead to other false gods. Flesh is repulsed by the real CHRIST, there is natural enmity put there by God.

    Isa 53:2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
    Isa 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

    To the world’s eye, the body of Christ does not look very impressive with very few noble looking people.

    1Co 1:26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
    1Co 1:27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

    And the reason the Lord does this is 1) to keep the multitudes blinded but also keep in mind as Paul tells us here and this is very important; 2) that no flesh shall glory in the Lord. Nobody in the Body is going to be boasting of anything after being in the fire for very long. The Lord is going to burn all the SELF out of us and His people will be humbled so they can be exalted in Christ.

    1Co 1:28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
    1Co 1:29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.
    1Co 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
    1Co 1:31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

    I am putting together a paper on this and these are raw notes that I will continue to add a few pages as I finish it Lord willing. The Lord has put the zeal in me to do these things and I am not sure where He is leading me given there is not much of a market for the truth of God’s word. Yet if even one lamb is returned it is all worth it as I want the same blessing that has fallen upon me to come to all men and it will in due time.

    Act 13:41 Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe, though a man declare it unto you.

  43. Question: Pete, If I have not the freewill to either choose to forgive or actually do the forgiving then it’s foolishness to try and tell me to do something I have no control over.

    M_______

    Answer: M____, To the natural mind this indeed sounds like foolishness. This question you ask is pretty typical of us all as we come to see the truth of God’s sovereignty and has been answered many times before on this blog in posts and in discussion notes. I myself had to ask it as I was dragged to the truth and it does take time to grow into the knowledge of the truth. THE SUM OF THY WORD IS TRUE not some of it.

    If one can get the milk right (Hebrews 6:1-3 the so called “milk doctrines”), the salvation of all men in the appointed times and understand that AIONIAN JUDGMENT is the process by which God remakes us from the marred vessel of clay into a new creation….; then we are in a spot when the ways of God begin to make perfect sense. Salvation comes by the process of judgment.

    Adam and Eve did not fall. They were made SIN (that is what flesh is) and had no choice in the matter. Long before they ate of the tree, they were naked which means SINNING. And they were not ashamed.

    Gen 2:25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

    They were not ashamed because a law had not yet been given. The command to not eat of the tree is just a shadow of the law of Moses which is a shadow to the Law of Christ. By giving us a standard and then having us fail to meet it, the Lord brings about an occasion to bring judgment upon us. That M_____ is the mystery of how we learn righteousness.

    Isa 26:9 …for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

    It is very good for us that we are judged. That is the only way we are remade into the image of God over time via the process. The fall of mankind is an insidious lie of Babylon before we even get out of Genesis chapter 3. They have another gospel already and build on that lie with wood, hay and stubble. Adam and Eve like ALL MEN were made into bodies of sinful flesh and filled with the lust of the flesh and the pride of life. God was not finished with us, He was just beginning the process of making man into His image, but He was far from done. I don’t have time to go into it, but the carnal translators of the KJV erred and should have written God is MAKING (ING) man into His own image. Some of the literal translations got it right with their words.

    Gen 1:27 (CLV) And creating is the Elohim humanity in His image. In the image of the Elohim He creates it. Male and female He creates them.

    The rest of Scripture, THE SUM OF THY WORD, makes this perfectly clear, the two step process.

    Jer 18:3 Then I went down to the potter’s house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.
    Jer 18:4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.

    Rom 9:21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump (You, me, all men will be both vessels in God’s timing, first the corrupt flesh, then the spiritual) to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?

    Here is Romans 9:21 expanded upon in more detail….

    1Co 15:46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
    1Co 15:47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.
    1Co 15:48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
    1Co 15:49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

    Adam and Eve nor do any of us have any choice of being made in a body of sinful flesh, subjected to vanity by the will of God. How Babylon can miss these truths is amazing once you are given your eyesight.

    Rom 8:20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,

    Rev 21:5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

    This REMAKING comes about by the process of judgment. It begins AT THE HOUSE OF GOD, and we are told it is a wonderful thing for the new man, sweeter than honey and more desirable than gold. Only the Elect are judged in this age, the rest will be judged and remade in the lake of fire. In all cases, it is the chastening grace, the scourging of God, His very wrath poured out upon our sins, old man, carnal mind (enmity against God) that performs this work. This indeed is a great mystery, the strange act that no man will believe even if we declare it unto them. It can only be received by the gift of faith.

    Act 13:41 Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe, though a man declare it unto you.

    So what it comes down to, is the Lord seeks an occasion against our flesh when He brings judgment. He manifests the evil from within us in order to then bring sword against us. That is how the old man is destoryed and the new man comes forth. I have many posts that speak of this mystery and I cannot make you see it or hear it. The story of Samson marrying a Philistine tells of this mystery. Israelite’s are a type of God’s Elect are forbidden from marrying outsiders (in type marrying another than the true Jesus), yet the Lord causes those things to happen in order to bring judgment upon our old man who is represented in Scriptures by the Philistines (FLESH). Here is the story if you can receive it. The Lord caused it to seek an occasion against the flesh.

    Jdg 14:3 Then his father and his mother said unto him, Is there never a woman among the daughters of thy brethren, or among all my people, that thou goest to take a wife of the uncircumcised Philistines? And Samson said unto his father, Get her for me; for she pleaseth me well.
    Jdg 14:4 But his father and his mother knew not that it was of the LORD, that he sought an occasion against the Philistines: for at that time the Philistines (your flesh) had dominion over Israel (your new man).

    These is powerful symbolism in all of Scripture and this story here is a big one. Another giant lesson comes from 2 Sam 12. We all so easily can see the sin in others and are quick to judge and condemn them but we have a hard time seeing our own sin and the self righteousness that lives in the deep of our flesh (sea). But we are all THAT MAN as David learned. God seeks an occasion, justification to bring His fiery judgments upon us and we all do indeed reap what we are made to sow, all in the Lord’s timing.

    2Sa 12:5 And David’s anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, As the LORD liveth, the man that hath done this thing shall surely die:
    2Sa 12:6 And he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.
    2Sa 12:7 And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul;
    2Sa 12:8 And I gave thee thy master’s house, and thy master’s wives into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah; and if that had been too little, I would moreover have given unto thee such and such things.
    2Sa 12:9 Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in his sight? thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and hast taken his wife to be thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon.
    2Sa 12:10 Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thine house; because thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be thy wife.
    2Sa 12:11 Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thine own house, and I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give them unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun.

    Later we see David’s first born son, our old man in type and shadow must die. So M________, I appreciate your question and hope you will be given the faith to know the Lord is working all things for the counsel of His will and His plan and purposes are all for good and His mercy endures forever.

    You still are struggling to see the truth in what God is doing and believing the Scriptures, ALL OF THEM rather than just some of them. I would encourage you again to go read again the Potter and Clay passages. Why don’t you believe them?

    Rom 9:19 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will?
    Rom 9:20 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?
    Rom 9:21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
    Rom 9:22 What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:
    Rom 9:23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,

    We are doing nothing less than striving with our Maker when we are yet carnal and asking these things in our minds, being at enmity with God.

    Isa 45:9 Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?
    Isa 45:10 Woe unto him that saith unto his father, What begettest thou? or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth?
    Isa 45:11 Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me.

    If only we would think inwardly and know what the earth is and where are the heavens, then we could believe what the Lord says here, HE STRETCHES THEM FORTH, we have no will in it.

    Isa 45:12 I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.

    The carnal mind does not understand the ways of the Lord, they are indeed foolishness to the natural man. The carnal mind can only see in the letter and picks and chooses scripture, failing to apply the SUM of thy word is truth. I wrote an example on this recently on how some use Phil 2:12 to promote their eternal torment and free will doctrines but don’t even read the next verse.

    Php 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
    Php 2:13 For it is God (NOT THE FREE WILL OF MEN) which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

    We have “to do” many things to be saved and come to know the Lord. We have to work it out M_____ but that does not change the greater truth, THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH, that it is God working ALL THINGS.

    Eph 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

    So the truth needs to be told to those God intends to hear it, which is not many in this age. But whether anyone is going to be faithful and obedient in the moment, is not up to someone’s free will, it is up to the Lord. Jesus meant what He said, when He said apart from Him we can do NOTHING. So few belief or have the ability to know and understand the SUM OF THY WORD IS TRUTH.

    Joh 15:5 I 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.

    So with forgiveness, we absolutely have to forgive FROM THE HEART. But whether or not we actually will do this is not up to us in the end, it is up to the Lord who is working all things and has declared the end from the beginning.

    Rom 11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are ALL THINGS: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

    Isa 46:9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,
    Isa 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

    2Co 5:18 And all things are of God

    Where can free will exists in light of the Lord saying I WILL DO ALL MY PLEASURE and ALL THINGS are of God. Free will is the strong delusion that ensnares the entire world. The job of God’s chosen few is to believe and rest from our own carnal minded works. That is the WORK OF GOD.

    Joh 6:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.

    When we believe in free will, we are not believing on God nor Christ, we are trusting in the flesh of men and are therefore outside the covenant of faith. Few enter in.

    Php 3:2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.
    Php 3:3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.

    Free will proponents have confidence in flesh. They don’t yet know the Lord. The Lord has not yet come to them and brought judgment as otherwise the evil would have been raised up in their house and they would know that nothing good dwells in their flesh.

    Rom 7:18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.
    Rom 7:19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.
    Rom 7:20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
    Rom 7:21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.

    Note: Only 1 lawgiver = God. He put the law of sin and death into all of us, that is the marred vessel of clay that needs to be remade by His judgments.

    Rom 7:22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
    Rom 7:23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.
    Rom 7:24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

    Until we can say we are the chief of sinners and mean it, knowing that we are vile and wicked, then our judgment and knowing of the Lord is still future. It is a blessing given VERY FEW, to be judged now, so they will not be judged later with the rest of mankind in the lake of fire.

    1Co 11:31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged (later in the lake of fire).
    1Co 11:32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world (later in the lake of fire).

    A day will come like came to JOB when our judgment will begin and during that process we will be brought to see the truth and see our good works for the filthy rags they are.

    Job 40:1 Moreover the LORD answered Job, and said,
    Job 40:2 Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproveth God, let him answer it.
    Job 40:3 Then Job answered the LORD, and said,
    Job 40:4 Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth.
    Job 40:5 Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed no further.
    Job 40:6 Then answered the LORD unto Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
    Job 40:7 Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.
    Job 40:8 Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?

    I hope this has helped you. It is all in the Lord’s hand as He must give the increase.

    PETE

  44. Forgiving from the Heart

    Mat 18:35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye FROM YOUR HEARTS forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.

    Unless we forgive our brothers and sisters FROM THE HEART, we are not forgiven of our sins and trespasses and will be in constant inner torment. That is the message Jesus gave us in Matthew 18 as confirmed by the SUM of God’s word.

    Mat 18:32 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me:
    Mat 18:33 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?
    Mat 18:34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.
    Mat 18:35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not EVERY ONE his brother their trespasses.

    Our flesh cannot forgive from the heart. That is the work of the Lord in us. Only HE can change hearts. Men forgive each other from the mouth all the time, but not from the heart. Those that deny the absolute sovereignty of God will continue to blame people for things that happen, holding them responsible and not the LORD. Such will be judging men in the flesh and will know not what the Lord is doing. We have to learn Lord willing how to judge righteous judgment, and that is knowing God is causing all things, even the offenses that make us mad, sad, hurt or bitter.

    Joh 8:15 Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.

    Joh 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

    God’s Elect judge NO MAN because they know and believe that all things really means ALL THINGS.

    Rom 11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

    God’s Elect will learn as they mature not to blame any man for anything but say thank you Lord for whatever happens. This can only be done by the gift of faith to believe the Scriptures.

    Act 17:28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

    Eph 5:20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

    Few are given to understand these things. And it does take time I can attest to truly walk in this truth as the carnal logic we all are raised under takes much time to burn out of us to the point we will no longer look upon men without knowing the situation at hand is the work of the Lord.

    2Co 5:16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.
    2Co 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

    Transforming our minds as Romans 12 speaks of is unlearning and rejecting the carnal logic of men who deny the Lord and blame men rather than God for what happens.

    Rom 12:2 And be not conformed to this world (and its false wisdom such as the delusion of free will): 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.

    It is a very sad place to be to be making judgments and condemnations towards those people that are bringing offenses to us. It is place of inner torment where there is no rest day or night in our heavens, which is our minds.

    Isa 64:8 But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.

    If only we can come to understand the Potter and the Clay and believe what the Scriptures say.

    Isa 45:9 Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?
    Isa 45:10 Woe unto him that saith unto his father, What begettest thou? or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth?
    Isa 45:11 Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me.
    Isa 45:12 I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.

    Yet we all will at first think we forgive people but our forgiveness will only be by our mouths and not in our heart. We will kids ourselves and put on a good show on the outside of the cup, but inside we are still bitter and resentful. This too is the work of the Lord in our life as He seeks occasions against our flesh to bring judgment against it in due time.

    Pro 20:24 Man’s goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?

    As clay in the hands of the Lord and as His kings and priests, HE is directing our every step.

    Proverbs 21:1 The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.

    Jer 10:23 O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.

    Our hearts are not in our hands, they are in the Lord’s hands. HE IS TURNING US AND CAUSING men to do what they do, whether that be good or evil. Carnal minds will always continue to deny the Lord and underestimate the power of God.

    Mat 22:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

    Isa 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.

    So whether we forgive from our heart or not is all the Lord’s doing, we have no real say so in that whatsoever as free will is the strong delusion and the epitome of unbelief in the Scriptures. I know of loved ones suffering immensely for their lack of knowledge in this area. And because they walk in unbelief, they are separated from the peace of God and are being tossed and turned by the false and superficial healing promoted in the apostate Babylonian churches.

    Hos 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

    Jer 8:11 For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people superfically saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

    Relying on books and studies written by carnal men who do not know the mind of Christ is folly. It will keep us in darkness and in ongoing bondage and inner torment. Far better if the Lord wills that we follow His advice and the examples given to us. That advice and those examples will have us forgiving all men for all things and no longer blaming them acknowledging that God is working all things for the counsel of His will.

    Eph 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

    1Pe 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:

    God’s ways are the OPPOSITE of what we all learn in the world. The world says to get mad and get angry and hold men responsible for their actions. God says to count it all joy and rejoice in the suffering and the wrongs that others inflict upon us.

    1Pe 4:13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

    Eph 5:20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

    Jas 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
    Jas 1:3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
    Jas 1:4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

    If we are still blaming people for the hurts we feel, then we are contending with God. We are not standing in faith and we have forgotten totally where and whom we are battling.

    Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

    Until we come to know the true Christ, the one who is working all things and causing all things, then we will still be in prison and captive to the elementary principles of a carnally minded world that is in opposition to the doctrines of Christ.

    Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

    In due time all men will be given ears to hear and an angel/messenger of the Lord will speak words of fire to them and those words will be heard and will consume the wood of their false idols and gods.

    Jer 5:14 Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.

    When we are given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God and grow in the knowledge of His true grace, then we will have the mind of Christ. This is what the mind of Christ does when we are harmed or hurt by others.

    Luk 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.

    Flesh wants to blame men and make them pay. The Spirit gives all the glory to God for all things.

    Act 7:59 And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.
    Act 7:60 And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge.

    2Ti 4:16 At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.

    These examples above of Jesus, Stephen and Paul shows how we forgive from the heart. When we acknowledge and believe in God’s sovereignty over ALL THINGS, that He is allowing nothing and causing everything; THEN we will be able to forgive from the heart. This is all the work of the Lord, this changing of the heart to be able to do this, is all His work, we have no part in it.

    Col 2:11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:

    The entire model for prayer given to us by Christ tells us how we as HIS people are to live.

    Mat 6:11 Give us this day our daily bread.
    Mat 6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
    Mat 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
    Mat 6:14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
    Mat 6:15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

    Don’t live any longer in bitterness and resentment. Jesus sends His messengers to us to free us from this prison.

    I pray those of you holding bitterness and resentment in your hearts, that are judging men in the flesh, blaming THEM, will be shown the understanding of the truth I have shared here. Without such understanding you will not have the peace that transcends all understanding.

    Php 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
    Php 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus

  45. The Journey From the Desert to the Highway of Holiness

    Jesus tells us that the way into the wedding feast, which is to sit and eat with God’s Elect is by being dragged/compelled to come in and get on this highway of holiness.

    Luk 14:23 And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.

    The reason we are dragged in, is because the true things of God in opposition to our flesh and what it desires. No flesh wants to be crucified and have the wrath of God poured out upon it. But the old man must be destroyed to make room for the new man, Christ in us to increase. Such is the good news the whole world cannot receive. When Christ chooses you, the dragging process to Him will begin.

    Joh 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me drag him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

    Here in Isaiah 34 we have this judgment poured out upon God’s rebellious people. That is you and me, if we are God’s Elect and part of us living by every word God spoke. It is a wonderful thing the mystery of how Christ is formed in us.

    Isa 34:1 Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all things that come forth of it.
    Isa 34:2 For the indignation of the LORD is upon all nations, and his fury upon all their armies: he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter.
    Isa 34:3 Their slain also shall be cast out, and their stink shall come up out of their carcases, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood.

    We will look like utter fools to those in the world. To them we stink but to the Lord we are becoming a sweet smelling savior, a living sacrifice.

    2Co 2:15 For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:
    2Co 2:16 To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things?

    All things will be remade. The entire heavens of the old man and carnal mind will be dissolved. The beast that we are will be chopped down and humbled by the working of the Lord making war in our heavens.

    Isa 34:4 And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree.
    Isa 34:5 For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my curse, to judgment.

    God will demand all of us, the whole must be sacrificed. So like sheep and bulls we are led to a slaughter and are soaked with blood. As offensive as this sounds to Babylon, this is the narrow and only way into the true kingdom of God.

    Isa 34:6 The sword of the LORD is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, and with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams: for the LORD hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea.
    Isa 34:7 And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness.
    Isa 34:8 For it is the day of the LORD’S vengeance, and the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion.

    The entire land, our whole earth shall be made desolate and burned with the fire of God’s word and the fiery judgment in temptations and trials of our faith. While our outward man perishes in these afflictions, our inner man will be rejoicing.

    Isa 34:9 And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch.
    Isa 34:10 It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up for ever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it for ever and ever.

    Revelation 14 speaks of the same process spoken of here. It is enduring thru, living thru the 7 vials of wrath that we possess our souls. This is the patience of the saints.

    Rev 14:10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
    Rev 14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
    Rev 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

    As we enter into God’s judgment and the WORD works it way in our life, the sword abiding upon hour house forever (2 Sam 12), will be tossed and turned and shaken as never shaken before. We will feel forsaken just as our Lord did on the cross and as we will as we live thru our cross spiritually speaking. None of our worldly or Babylonian princes or god will have any ability to save us once the Lord begins His process.

    Isa 34:11 But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it: and he shall stretch out upon it the line of confusion, and the stones of emptiness.
    Isa 34:12 They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but none shall be there, and all her princes shall be nothing.

    The doctrines we believe and follow will be thorns and briars. This is still Babylon which is a dwelling place of demons which is the same thing as a habitation of dragons and a court of owls (an unclean bird)

    Isa 34:13 And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be an habitation of dragons, and a court for owls.

    Such briars and thorns (false doctrines) are reserved for fire in the appointed day.

    Heb 6:8 But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.

    Thank God these lies are all burned out of us! Yet it is the Lord’s purpose to keep us in Babylon for our appointed 70 and symbolic years. We will meet with other beasts and hang out with all kinds of unclean birds (false doctrines and demons) that devour the dead like vultures.

    Isa 34:14 The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild beasts of the island, and the satyr shall cry to his fellow; the screech owl also shall rest there, and find for herself a place of rest.
    Isa 34:15 There shall the great owl make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow: there shall the vultures also be gathered, every one with her mate.

    But for those the Lord has chosen to come out of her, a day will come when they will hear the voice of the Lord and they will seek out the Book, the Scriptures will take on new meaning. They will be given the zeal for thine house and will begin to dig deep for the buried treasures.

    Isa 34:16 Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them.
    Isa 34:17 And he hath cast the lot for them, and his hand hath divided it unto them by line: they shall possess it for ever, from generation to generation shall they dwell therein.

    And this is how God’s Elect will get to Isaiah 35 and ultimately up onto the Highway of Holiness. It begins when we are healed spiritually. It starts when the Lord has prepared our hearts and one of His Elect speak the words of truth to us and voila. The veil is removed and we see with our eyes and hear with our ears. Praise God.

    Isa 35:5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.

    Then the lame (us the chief of sinners, wretched man, humbled) will leap as a deer and for the first time be singing a new song, speaking the truth of God’s word, no longer being dumb to the true light. Livings waters will break out in the desert and wilderness where we have spent our entire lives going in circles seeking the truth.

    Isa 35:6 Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.
    Isa 35:7 And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.

    New life will spring up in us. Carnal babes to be hungry lambs and need to fed. The more mature won’t be breaking these tender reeds or rushes and the Body will be edified. We will have found the way by the mercy of the Lord.

    Isa 35:8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.

    There won’t be anymore lions, and wolves in sheep’s clothing deceiving us or devouring us on false pretenses. We will follow the Spirit of the Lord and earnestly seek the fellowship and company of our like minded brethren who have the mind of Christ.

    Isa 35:9 No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there:
    Isa 35:10 And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

    God is good. It is a wonderful thing to come to know these things. It is a mystery of a rock falling upon us and grinding us to powder. We will never understand it until after we live thru it and are shown it in due time. We all will come to know the truth when the revelation of Jesus Christ is given to us on that great day of the Lord.

    Rev 1:10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet

    When we are given to know this strange act of the Lord then we will be able to sing the song that no man can learn any other way.

    Rev 14:3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.

    Pete

  46. The Way to Christ is only thru the Body of Christ

    The carnal mind is always at enmity with the word of the Lord and will naturally seek to pervert and twist the word to make it say what it the flesh wants it to say. Such is the state and spirit that defines ALL organized churches no matter the denomination or the persuasion.

    2Ti 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears

    Flesh does not want to hear that it has to die, suffer, it wants to be blessed. So this is what men do.

    Isa 30:10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:

    And when I say, all I mean exactly ALL, as the Scriptures declares it so as does any testing of the spirits preached in buildings and named organizations. I share this verse often as this entire section of Isaiah 3 and into Isaiah 4 tells us about the churches built by men (i.e Judah and Jerusalem as symbols for the people who call themselves the people of God but are not). These places are devoid of bread and water which is not talking about literal bread or literal water. THE TRUTH IS NOT THERE in any way shape or form. It is all a variety of different jesus’s.

    Isa 3:1 For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water

    The great falling away is something we all will live thru before we ever come to know the truth.This is God’s plan for the multitudes that call themselves by His name but do not know Him. Women being churches and seven being the number for spiritual completion, we will all spend are appointed time in these false churches, making up our own doctrines (eating our own bread) and putting on our own garments (not those given by Christ). As Isaiah wrote, this is so we can be called Christians and have the reproach taken away for our sins and self righteousness.

    Isa 4:1 And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.

    This is simply strong delusion that is ordained for all men to live, it is a pre-requisite before we will know He is the Lord. Yet Christ will have no part of it. Nobody is sneaking in the back door to the wedding feast. Our garments will give it away.

    Mat 22:11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
    Mat 22:12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
    Mat 22:13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
    Mat 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.

    The fact is a lot of good works get done, the outside of the cup (outward sins) are purged and people feel blessed in the flesh during their time in Babylon. But such time does not bring the greater works Christ says we would perform nor does it bringing lasting peace and permanent healing.

    Jer 8:11 For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people superficially, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

    I am going thru a tough time as I have tried to share the truth with my physical family and even some former Babylonian friends. But part of the trial for me is that God has continued to harden their hearts from the truth. My dealing with this rejection is a cross that I am learning more and more I must carry for my own good. My motives are godly to usher them into the knowledge of the truth yet I have been slow to learn when to speak and when not to speak. I want to share my joy with them and to bring them into the marvelous light that is knowing the Lord and His Father thru Jesus Christ HIS BODY. No one comes any other way.

    Joh 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

    Coming by me is coming by way of THE CHRIST. That is the function of the Body of Christ among other things. These are the greater works Christ said HIS real church would be doing. This truth is throughout the Bible yet is hidden in a mystery from carnal eyes. The Cherubim’s and the creatures Ezekiel saw are God’s Elect who guard the way to Christ, who is the tree of life.

    Gen 3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims (GODs ELECT), and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

    Jer 5:14 Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.

    Eze 10:5 And the sound of the cherubims’ wings was heard even to the outer court, as the voice of the Almighty God when he speaketh.
    Eze 10:6 And it came to pass, that when he had commanded the man clothed with linen, saying, Take fire from between the wheels, from between the cherubims; then he went in, and stood beside the wheels.
    Eze 10:7 And one cherub stretched forth his hand from between the cherubims unto the fire that was between the cherubims, and took thereof, and put it into the hands of him that was clothed with linen: who took it, and went out.
    Eze 10:8 And there appeared in the cherubims the form of a man’s hand under their wings.

    At the end of the day, that is the main role of God’s Elect. It is how the church is built in this age thru the few chosen speaking the words of fire to those God has prepared to hear it. There will be just a few lambs and a few sheep to feed in this age, but in the lake of fire there will be many multitudes that cannot be numbered.

    Joh 21:15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him,>Feed my lambs.

    Oba 1:21 And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD’S.

    Those without faith trust in the world. They have confidence in the flesh of men (dogs), rely on magicians and sorcerers (the shadows of Egypt) and are fornicating with the world. They don’t know it as the strong delusion has blinded them to what is obvious to God’s Elect who have been mercifully given eyesight.

    Rev_22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

    This above verse is all of us, and was indeed me until the Lord had mercy. So I am not here to bash those God has blinded. I have struggled mightily in this regard and have disobeyed this command continually and I seek repentance and forgiveness for my struggle in wanting my family to see.

    Lev 19:14 Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumblingblock before the blind, but shalt fear thy God: I am the LORD.

    The blind and the deaf were made that way by God. I have another post coming on that as I studied this hard this weekend. So when we curse those God has blinded and engage in strife with them, we are contending with the LORD. We are not trusting in Him but in the strength of our flesh to open eyes and ears and doors that the Lord has shut. We will learn to stop doing it.

    Yet in my immaturity I still desire for my family to avoid the lake of fire and to be judged now by coming to know the truth and hear the words and doctrines of Christ. Who would not want the higher calling of God for their physical family?

    Rev_21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

    Babylon can be oh so convincing. The good works, the seeming appearance that the Scriptures are believed and used, yet it is all a lie based on taking the word of God and cankering it with the traditions of men and the wisdom of this world. This is why John marveled when shown the harlot, he was not admiring in it in a positive sense but just at the extent of the deception all men shall fall victim too.

    Rev 17:6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.

    Col 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

    Jas 5:3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.

    If we really belong to Christ, we will be DEAD to the rudiments of the world and we certainly won’t be keeping father’s day which is the day I write this while all the USA celebrates the special day.

    Col 2:20 Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,

    All those stories in the Old Testament that speak of men calling upon magicians, sorcerers and astrologers; all are written for our admonition as God’s Elect. They are written as ensamples for us so we would learn not to repeat those mistakes and be able to discern others leaning on this wisdom and not standing on faith during their trials. Before I end let’s look at some of the Scriptures.

    Our old man is the Pharaoh and before we are dragged thru the veil of flesh we ALL will calls for the magicians of Egypt (go to the world) when we are troubled.

    Gen_41:8 And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: and Pharaoh told them his dream; but there was none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh.

    Dan_4:7 Then came in the magicians, the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers: and I told the dream before them; but they did not make known unto me the interpretation thereof.

    Yet the world cannot fix our spirits when the Lord has purposefully troubled them. On the surface the Babylonian solutions appear to be from the word of God, they initially seem to work. But as we say earlier, it is SUPERFICIAL healing, it is fool’s gold.

    Exo_7:11 Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments.

    Exo_7:22 And the magicians of Egypt did so with their enchantments: and Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, neither did he hearken unto them; as the LORD had said.

    Exo_8:7 And the magicians did so with their enchantments, and brought up frogs upon the land of Egypt.
    Exo_8:18 And the magicians did so with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not: so there were lice upon man, and upon beast.

    When the Lord begins dragging us out of the world we will be deceived by worldly things that appear to emulate the things of God. But again these enchantments have limits as we see later in Exodus and the magicians could no longer duplicate what the Lord was doing thru Moses. But for a while, a season appointed by the Lord, we will be held in check and not progress out of the world.

    Eventually in the process of being dragged out the world and Babylon, we will come to realize this really truly is of the Lord. The wrath we are enduring against our old man is the blessing of judgment coming upon the chosen house of the Lord.

    Exo_8:19 Then the magicians said unto Pharaoh, This is the finger of God: and Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, and he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.
    Exo_9:11 And the magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils; for the boil was upon the magicians, and upon all the Egyptians.

    We all will first go to the world for solutions to what is troubling us. I have family doing this right now. Their trust is in Babylonian ministers who don’t even know the Lord and are false prophets, wolves in sheep’s clothing. Doctors, especially of Psychology is nothing more than a science falsely so called, especially when one is labeled a “Christian Psychologist”. There is no such thing in truth and in spirit. We are warned to avoid such vain babbling and “so called” science.

    1Ti 6:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:

    We all do this though as we will try with all our might and strength to hold onto our life in Babylon. We will resist being dragged but need to know, we will not save our life until we first lose it.

    Jer_27:9 Therefore hearken not ye to your prophets, nor to your diviners, nor to your dreamers, nor to your enchanters, nor to your sorcerers, which speak unto you, saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon:

    Thankfully if we have been chosen of the Lord, we will utterly fail in time. NO man can resist the will of the Almighty.

    Rom 9:19 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will?

    Clay in His hands we have no ability to resist what the Lord is working in our lives. The distractions of the world and all of its sorcery and magic is but vain.

    Jer 18:3 Then I went down to the potter’s house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.
    Jer 18:4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.

    2Pe 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

    When our judgment begins we will learn to no longer trust in these sorcerers anymore.

    Mal_3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.

    So knowing these things and how the Lord is working all things for the counsel of His will, I hope you and myself will learn to stay at rest and let the Lord do His work. He changes hearts, salvation is of the Lord. No hands or flesh shall have any part in it.

    Col 2:11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:

    Exo 14:13 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.

    2Ch 20:17 Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the LORD will be with you.

    Which in simpler terms all comes back to knowing and believing this.

    Joh 15:5 I 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.

    This is the Sabbath rest that remains for the people of God. When we cease from our own works and believe that God is working all things for the counsel of His will.

  47. Trusting in the shadows of Egypt

    Unless and until the Lord comes to us a second time for salvation without sin, we ALL will continue to be rebellious children, thinking we serve God but actually working against Him.

    Isa 30:1 Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin:

    Adding fleshly garments (based on our many good works to justify ourselves) to cover our nakedness, one day we all will be exposed by the judgment of God. When we misappropriate the word of the Lord, deny His Sovereignty and add and take away from the Scriptures we are eating leavened bread or said another way, we are making and wearing our own garments. We will be sweating in these and they are not fit for the kingdom of God as this parable tells us.

    Mat 22:11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
    Mat 22:12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
    Mat 22:13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
    Mat 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen

    Only the few chosen shall be made to eat at the wedding feast. It is going on right now for those part of it. But for those wearing their own clothes and trusting in the ways of the world, they shall have no part in it and will remain in outer darkness.

    When we trust in the ways of the world, we say we love people but we know not the definition of true agape. We are actually adding sin to sin when we engage and promote BABYLONIAN organizations making those we convert twice the sons of hades as ourselves.

    Mat 23:15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.

    The many good works are the strong delusion that keeps us bound and confused, separated from the love of God all of our appointed time in the Babylon churches. The Lord does not need our works as it is far better to obey than to make sacrifices and call that worshipping God. This is true worship right here and is the very definition of godly love or agape.

    1Jn 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous

    No matter how many good works we do, if we are rebelling against God, not being separate, keeping holidays, lusting after things of the world, we know not the love of God. This is not true faith, it is the epitome of unbelief yet we have no clue at this stage of our walk.

    I have been there and done that as all men will as part of living by every word that God has spoken and that includes Isaiah 30. A shadow is not the truth, it is not the light. Yet all those in Egypt (the world) trust in their carnal wisdom and worldly logic which is this shadow. It is based partly on the word of God but that truth is cankered with carnal doctrines and the traditions of the apostate church. The king of Egypt is Pharaoh, which is you and me, the beast that all men are, ruling in the kingdom of God within us. Until Jesus comes a second time bringing a flaming sword and riding on white horses, this will never change. We will continue to be in spiritual darkness all the while claiming we are of the Lord.

    I know of some people that are going thru trying times yet they refuse to go to the one true source of healing, the Scriptures. They continue to trust in the shadow of Egypt and the lies and false words of Babylonian prophets. That healing will only be superficial.

    Isa 30:2 That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt!

    When we are yet carnal, separated from God in Spirit we will not go to Him or seek His mouth, which is His word spoken by His Body. We will go to Babylon and trust in ourselves. But this healing is not a true healing, it only delays the inevitable day of judgment that will fall upon us.

    Jer 8:11 For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people superficially, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

    But our trusting in the lying words of Babylon and worldly logic and traditions will one day be our shame and that false light will indeed be our confusion.

    Isa 30:3 Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt your confusion.

    Babylon means confusion and the entire system of orthodox Christianity is of the flesh. They take the things of the world, its logic and its ways and just sprinkles in Jesus Christ. That is not the truth as it only takes a little leaven to leaven the entire lump and there is NO TRUTH LEFT IN THESE CHURCHES. All the water and the bread, the true variety from heaven has been removed.

    Isa 3:1 For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water

    We all will trust in these lying words of Babylon/Egypt until our day of judgment arrives. The spiritual earthquakes the Lord brings will begin to get our attention and one day Lord willing, we will hear the call to come out and will obey.

    Jer 7:3 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place.
    Jer 7:4 Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, are these.

    During this time of our walk in the darkness that is Babylon, we will look up to and esteem false prophets and carnal babes that the Lord has sent to deceive the entire world.

    Isa 30:4 For his princes were at Zoan, and his ambassadors came to Hanes.
    Isa 30:5 They were all ashamed of a people that could not profit them, nor be an help nor profit, but a shame, and also a reproach.

    Zoan and the field of Zoan is the world if you research it. And the field is the world and the world really means the professing church as the SUM OF THY WORD makes clear. We are to come out of there and get away from these false prophets and liars the Lord has sent forth to deceive the multitudes and keep them blinded in spiritual darkness. Babes will rule over us when we are in Babylon yet it is the same men we will look up to as the big men of God. Amazing how God can work His strong delusion in the lives of His people and hold in spirtual darkness awaiting our day of judgment.

    Isa 3:4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.
    Isa 3:5 And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable.

    When in this season we will be looking for all the answers in all of the wrong places. We will seek the counsel of false prophets and the deceived to enlighten us. But none of this will profit the new man, the Lord is bringing forth from the darkness within us all.

    Isa 30:6 The burden of the beasts of the south: into the land of trouble and anguish, from whence come the young and old lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they will carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses, and their treasures upon the bunches of camels, to a people that shall not profit them.

    We will run in circles seeking a solution and healing. But all of this is vanity and ultimately we will be brought to our wits end and realize we are not trusting in God. We will need to sit still, resting from our reliance on our carnal (dead) works.
    Isa 30:7 For the Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose: therefore have I cried concerning this, Their strength is to sit still.

    This is God’s plan in bringing the end of the age (world) upon us and beginning the process of transforming us into a new creation.

    Isa 30:8 Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever:

    We will stubbornly resist the word of God and even rationalize clear disobedience to His commandments to hold to our traditions and false beliefs. We will not be willing to pay the price of losing our life to gain it and will hold on for dear life of the old man while trusting in the shadows of Egypt.

    Isa 30:9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:

    When we hear the truths of God’s word we will dismiss it and seek only after the counsel of those who will tell us what out itching fleshly ears want to hear. We will be worshipping a false god, one that blesses flesh instead of the real one that comes to destroy flesh in the process of remaking the new man.

    Isa 30:10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:

    We won’t begin to be dragged out of these places and see these false prophets for what they really are until we are given the gift of faith and the Lord brings judgment upon us. It is such a blessing to have the rock that is Christ fall upon us and begin to grind the old man within to powder. It hurts yet the joy of knowing the truth and having eternal life is worth all the suffering we as God’s Elect must endure.

    Mat 5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

  48. Being Appointed To Suffer

    Luk 9:24 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.

    Losing your life to gain it is an impossible proposition for the flesh and carnal mind to implement. We can’t do it, the flesh is too weak. It only happens when Christ appears in us and we are dragged out of the world and Babylon.

    Joh 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me drag him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

    In fact, a sister in the Lord shared this gem the other day, knowing all the events in Scripture are parables and words we must live in our appointed time, I got to see how Simeon was led to carry the cross of Christ.

    Mar 15:21 And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.

    Mat 27:32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.

    Which by the way is how we all come into the wedding feast, which is only done by carrying our cross. Everyone who comes is compelled, they are dragged. Nobody chooses of their own fictional “free will” to come, that is another jesus being followed when men think they chose. The Lord’s house is filled by the few chosen who are COMPELLED to come in.

    Luk 14:23 And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.

    Being dragged is a painful process

    All men will ultimately be dragged to Christ as that is the process of how salvation comes. Having the lusts of the flesh and pride of life burned out of our minds is the purging of the heavens within us. Billions of people will be resurrected at the 2nd resurrection in spiritual bodies but will be yet carnal, having a mind at enmity with the mind of Christ.

    Rom 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

    God’s Elect having been the firstfruits unto to God (after Christ) will be the judges and the lake of fire who will speak the words that will judge and purge the minds of those raised in the 2nd resurrection.

    1Co 2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

    1Co 6:2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?

    It is thru our mercy that the multitudes shall receive mercy. The Lord is in the process of creating those few who will rule this earth with a rod of iron during the millennium and later will judge the world in righteousness. No amount of flesh or pride, absolutely NONE will be in any of God’s judges and rulers, the kings and priests that will be His Elect.

    Rom 11:30 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:
    Rom 11:31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy

    We are saved by judgment. That is a mystery hidden from those in Babylon but once we are given to understand the process, then God’s whole plan opens up to us in amazing clarity. We see our role as His Body to be the saviors that will bring the rest of mankind into the eternal relationship with God.

    Oba 1:21 And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD’S.

    Mat 19:28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

    To be found worthy to be the Elect we must remain faithful to the very end and if we do we are promised to be overcomers. To the carnal minded are ways and thoughts will be foolishness. Those in Babylon do not even have the milk of God’s word right which includes universal salvation and repentance from their many good works thinking they serve God. Much less their ability to eat the strong meat which is knowing the suffering that God’s Elect are appointed to.

    Php 1:29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;

    2Ti 2:12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:

    Col 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church:

    Learning to count it all joy, knowing what the Lord is doing!

    Heb 12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

  49. A good question was raised in my fellowship with some great input from others that I have combined in the answer shown below. This question and answer is a good lesson on explaining the myth of free will to carnal babes who struggle getting past some of the horrible KJV translations that support this false doctrine that has deceived the entire world. I plan to make this a permanent post later this weekend.

    Question: I was debating the fallacy of man’s free will with a friend recently and found this verse after we ended the discussion. Now, besides the many references in the Books of Moses about “free Will offerings” – I understand that to be “voluntary offerings” but this verse would be hard to explain away.

    Ezra 7:13 I make a decree, that all they of the people of Israel, and of his priests and Levites, in my realm, which are minded of their own freewill to go up to Jerusalem, go with thee.

    This in no way shakes my foundation about the illusion of free will; this really confirms that the King James Translators were deceiving! How should this verse be addressed with those still under the influence of Babylonian doctrines? And what is the difference between “voluntary” and “free-will”?

    Thanks S_________

    ANSWER: Dear S_________

    There absolutely is no such thing as free will. The SUM of God’s word is the truth and makes that clear. It is horrible translation. We are clay in the hands of the potter and the Lord directs our every step and even gives us the desires of our hearts, even our very thoughts are given to us.

    Amo 4:13 For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The LORD, The God of hosts, is his name.

    So if our every thoughts are given to us, it is pretty silly to then argue we have free will. Our will is in no way free of God’s causing and working all things. The hidden wisdom of the Lord tells those that see that He is the Lord of hosts and is stretching forth the heavens and the earth as He deems fit.

    Zec 12:1 The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.

    Isa_42:5 Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:

    If we remember what the earth represents and where heaven is, the kingdom of God within us, then these Old Testament verses above tell us the Lord really is the Lord and is working all things in us according to His good pleasure. The Lord forms the spirit of a man and directs it whatever way HE chooses.

    S___________ the verse you found in Ezra is a very good example of applying the sum of thy word is truth principle. If we just read earlier in Ezra we see more truth that helps bring Ezra 7:13 in perspective. Those who left Babylon and went to Jerusalem did not of their own free will decide to do that outside of the causation of God. We see that clearly in the verses below. First we have the Lord changing the heart of the King Cyrus.

    Ezr 1:1 Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying,

    Then we are told who really decided to go back to Jerusalem and leave Babylon on their “own free will”. It was those few God chose and stirred up their heart to go. The same way HE has stirred up our hearts to come out of Babylon.

    Ezr 1:2 Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The LORD God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah.

    So we see the LORD moving, changing, giving the “king” the very desires of his heart. The person in charge of our thoughts, THE LORD, has no problem changing the desires of any man. The Lord moves the king to put in place HIS plan to have a few leave Babylon.

    Ezr 1:3 Who is there among you of all his people? his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the house of the LORD God of Israel, (he is the God,) which is in Jerusalem.
    Ezr 1:4 And whosoever remaineth in any place where he sojourneth, let the men of his place help him with silver, and with gold, and with goods, and with beasts, beside the freewill offering for the house of God that is in Jerusalem.

    It is no big deal to choose a few out of the many and thru them go build His temple. That is what the Lord is, was and will be doing in the hearts of men.

    Ezr 1:5 Then rose up the chief of the fathers of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests, and the Levites, with all them whose spirit God had raised, to go up to build the house of the LORD which is in Jerusalem.

    The theme of the Lord causing people’s hearts and spirits to be changed to go build HIS temple or tabernacle is a recurring theme in Scripture. The carnal minded free will believing crowd just won’t receive the plain truth of God’s word. The only people that will go build the tabernacle or temple of the Lord are His very Elect who will be caused to do so.

    Exo 35:21 And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit MADE WILLING, and they brought the LORD’S offering to the work of the tabernacle of the congregation, and for all his service, and for the holy garments.

    Bringing the Lord’s offering is bringing ourselves as a living sacrifice. God never really cared about oxes, sheep and doves, that was all types and shadows for the living sacrifice of HIS ELECT. Yet this is all the work of the Lord, the POTTER. HE MAKES US WILLING. HE CHOOSES US we do not choose HIM.

    Which is the same thing Christ tells us, He changes not and here is the simple New Testament version saying the same thing.

    Joh 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you

    Anyone that makes a “free will” offering as the KJV translators chose to translate it, have been made willing by the Lord. The Lord who is the Potter molded the clay to conform it to HIS WILL and that will was to make the willing. A dear brother from the UK, well steeped in the word of truth provided some additional insight that helps us understand the absolute sovereignty of the Lord versus the relative truth of us making choices daily.

    From A_____________

    S_______ I also notice right there in Ezra Chapter 7, a sequence of events happened that ultimately led to few deciding to leave Babylon to go back to Jerusalem. As Pete noted above it is, was and will be God ‘behind the scenes’ stirring up hearts and preparing to WILL and to DO according to His purpose.

    We can use the book of Ezra itself to answer that question that “free will” is NOT “free” at all, as long as God has the hearts of ALL involved in His hands. We can approach from another angle and ‘see’ the Spirit’s operation in directing / moving the works of the flesh, as the wind blowing where He pleases. Few can hear it or see His direction. Here are the sequence of events:

    First: 
    

    God stirred up the heart of the Kings, as Pete noted, first Cyrus king of Persia, and also hidden in Chapter 7, Artaxerxes king of Persia.

    A. Ezr 1:1 Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying,

    B: Ezra 7:27 Blessed be the Lord God of our fathers, which hath put such a thing as this in the king’s heart, [Artaxerxes king of Persia] to beautify the house of the Lord which is in Jerusalem:

    The heart of the Kings are in God’s hand. We have many examples, even right in the book of Ezra, it was written AGAIN….

    Ezra 6:22 and kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with joy:for the Lord had made them joyful, and turned the heart of the king of Assyria unto them, to strengthen their hands in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel.

    Fulfilling this proverb:

    Proverbs 21:1 The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.

    The Proverb above is fulfilled throughout the Kings, as it’s in all of us, and it is evident when we read even the book of Ezra itself coupled with the rest of the Scripture. The Sum of the Word makes abundantly clear.

    As we see in the verse above, if Artaxerxes king of Persia has NO SELF CONTROL of his own heart, to then translate him saying this:

    Ezra 7:13 I make a decree, that all they of the people of Israel, and of his priests and Levites, in my realm, which are minded of their own freewill to go up to Jerusalem, go with thee.

    ….is hidden folly on the part of the translators?!

    Second: 
    

    The thing The Lord put in the kings heart gave the thought, ‘the Word’ the decree to empower Ezra the priest to go ahead and do:

    Ezra 7:21 and I, even I Artaxerxes the king, do make a decree to all the treasurers which are beyond the river, that whatsoever Ezra the priest, the scribe of the law of the God of heaven, shall require of you, it be done speedily,

     Third: 
    

    The thing Ezra went up to then do was “given” of God. First, his knowledge, judgments etcetera to DO, was not of his own “free” will, but a will in the hand of the Almighty who is ‘behind the scenes’ empowering to will and to do. (Phillipians 2:12-13)

    Ezra 7:6 This Ezra went up from Babylon; and he was a ready scribe in the law of Moses, which the Lord God of Israel had GIVEN: and the king granted him all his request, according to the hand of the Lord his God upon him

    Never underestimate the importance and how crucial that word “according to the hand of The Lord his God UPON HIM” in that verse. It’s hidden words like those that totally debunks the myth of “free” will. The book of Ezra tells us right at the beginning the intended purpose which very few can see. It is like the Acts of the disciples, HOW the prophecies became fulfilled in that generation and the EVENTS that happened and is/will happen:

    Ezr 1:1 Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying,

    What word Jeremiah speak that specifically concerns this book? This is one of it…;

    Jeremiah 29:4 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, unto all that are carried away captives, whom I have caused to be carried away from Jerusalem unto Babylon;

    Jeremiah 29:10-14 For thus saith the Lord, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.
    11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
    12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
    13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
    14 And I will be found of you, saith the Lord:and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the Lord; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive.

    Wow wow wow! It is GOD that CAUSED Israel to be in captivity. It surely is GOD that will gather them/us from ALL their captivity to exit Babylon back to Jerusalem.

    Most Babylonish churches only recites verse 11. But the Sovereignty of God in causing captivity and releasing chains out of that captive state, which the book of Ezra shows how, is NOT seen.
    Couple book of Jeremiah and Ezra, let alone the rest of the scripture, and the folly and lie of “freewill” is greatly exposed.

    And to put an end to that myth in the same chapter in Ezra, (this ties up neatly to your last question “And what is the difference between “voluntary” and “free-will”? ) we have this verse which underpins HOW events are being accomplished led by Ezra:

    Ezra 7:10 For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the Lord, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.

    There we have it. “Ezra had prepared his heart….to seek…to do..to teach”. Ezra prepared his own heart?

    The way this is written can explain what we mean by the word “voluntarily”, and the difference in the word “free will”.

    We’ve already proven, and we know here in the Body that “freewill” or “free” moral agency is a false doctrine of the adversary, and is the almighty strong delusion covered in 2Thess 2:1-12. The “free” is false.

    Voluntary however is NOT, when one can understand the operations behind it. Voluntary is from a RELATIVE point of view, from a subjective point. So from a fleshly perspective, we can say Ezra ‘voluntarily” prepared his heart. Learnt the law. Became a scribe/priest etc.

    BUT….,..

    From the ABSOLUTE point of view, Ezra cannot/ did not do anything of his own will. He CANNOT volunteer anything, or prepare his heart of himself simply because:

    1 Chronicles 29:18 O Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep this for ever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of thy people, and prepare their heart unto thee:

    Psalms 10:17 (KJV) Lord, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

    All summarised by this Proverb:
    Proverbs 16:1 The preparations of the heart in man, […Ezra and the Kings…] and the answer of the tongue, is from the Lord.

    So the Absolute vantage point is that God is preparing hearts to do and to will. From an earthly perspective, everyday speech, we can get away with saying…”yeah, so and so volunteered….so and so did it voluntarily”. We with the mind of Christ that can see the Way of the wind, are given “seven eyes” to see BEYOND and ‘see’ in high definitions the moving behind the scenes, the causes of things, circumstances that brings one to do this or do that, long chain of events ‘behind the scenes’ that CAUSES one to arrive at a certain action/decisions. This is the way of the Spirit. Ezra or the Kings nor the people were not acting without direction. No man can direct his own steps:

    Jeremiah 10:23 (KJV) O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.

    But little by little, just like Ezra, the Lord is directing our steps/ our hearts into His will for his pleasure. No flesh can glory of this in God’s presence.

    1 Thessalonians 3:11-13 Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you. 12 And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:13 To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.

    His outcome, intention, end purpose is to the end to “[e]stablish our hearts unblameable”, without spots or wrinkle. This is NEVER voluntarily as we choose to decide on our own. Voluntarily can be used positively when we acknowledge that it is God that CAUSES us to say “YES, I’ll follow Christ”, “NO, I won’t do that”

    Isaiah 6:8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

    Matthew 4:18-19 And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea:for they were fishers. 19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. 20 And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.

    The blind eye will say, “there it is, Isaiah volunteered of himself….the disciples volunteered to follow Christ OF THEIR OWN FREEWILL!”. Arrh…-sigh-.

    Once again, that’s from a relative, earthly perspective. Scripture is written in such a way to deceive, cast out the lazy eye not given to see using the ABSOLUTE God’s eye, “eagle” eye vantage point.

    As brother Pete stated earlier, the truth remains:

    Joh 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you

    We do make choices but all those choices are caused of the Lord.

    Some choices can have an appearance of “voluntary” to it. But ALL are, was and will be caused of the Lord. I’ll finish with this verse that the seven eyes can see, what caused us to do his command

    2 Thessalonians 3:3-5 But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil. 4 And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you. [….and HOW did Ezra the priest, and us the priests of today fulfil that?..] 5 And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.

    There it is again in the New Testament. The Lord directing hearts. The great director! 🙂

    Pete Conclusions

    So Scripture interprets Scripture. The SUM of God’s word is truth. Whosoever is willing to come to the Lord and forsake this world is always made willing by the Lord. The Scriptures are absolutely clear that God is working all things for the counsel of His will. He is the Potter we are the clay. The relative statements in certain Scriptures always must fit within the truth of God’s absolute sovereignty. Being Lord of Lord’s means much more than making sure birds don’t fall from the sky outside of God’s will; it includes directing every step all men take and giving us our very thoughts. The little children’s song of HE has the whole world in His hands is more true than anyone realizes!

    Rom 11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

    The few chosen and dragged out of Babylon by the Lord are made willing by the Lord. That is what these verses and an examination of Ezra shows. None of us would every willingly, unless we were caused by the chastening grace of God to give up our life in this flesh. I first began to see the fallacy of freewill when I read and pondered the promises of the new covenant. I realized there was no YOU WILL, it was all I WILL says the Lord. I hope some of the readers will begin to realize this and try the spirits of what they heretofore have been believing.

    Eze 36:23 And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, saith the Lord GOD, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.
    Eze 36:24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.
    Eze 36:25 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.
    Eze 36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
    Eze 36:27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.
    Eze 36:28 And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.
    Eze 36:29 I will also save you from all your uncleannesses: and I will call for the corn, and will increase it, and lay no famine upon you.
    Eze 36:30 And I will multiply the fruit of the tree, and the increase of the field, that ye shall receive no more reproach of famine among the heathen.

    Amazing how all of these I WILL’s become man must do X,Y and Z to save himself. Oh praise God for the wondrous works of the Lord to the children. When men are saved, you can be sure the Lord and God will get all the glory and no one is going to be boasting they had any part in saving themselves.

    Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
    Eph 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

    The sum of thy word tells a clear picture of God’s complete and absolute sovereignty. We do make choices but all those choices are caused of the Lord. When you have a Lord who can declare to you our every thought, it is not too far fetched to then understand how He stirs up the hearts of His chosen ones to go build His tabernacle and to do His works, that we will continue to do Lord willing.

    2Pe 1:20 knowing this first, that no prophecy of scripture at all is becoming its own explanation.

    When we pit Scripture against itself or ignore some of it to make our points, we are making another jesus. Free will is a lie and keeps the whole world in strong delusion. When we put all Scripture together we see the truth and that truth is that NO MAN comes to Christ unless they are dragged.

    Joh 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me drag him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

    We have to use the SUM of God’s word and frequently dig deep into the words to uncover the leaven that carnal translators and the traditions of men have inserted into our Bibles over 2,000 years of apostasy.

    It takes a lot of time once we leave the physical building to unlearn all the lies we did learn when we were in Babylon. So many have a zeal for the Lord but without knowledge. It has not been given to them to see yet and they will continue to stagger in spiritual darkness thinking they are in the light. One day Jesus will take care of it and upon that event we will wait.

    Joh 9:39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.

    I am hoping some ignoring Scripture and clinging to their idols will admit they have been blind on this issue. That is the beginning of their healing.

    Sincere questions or comments can be emailed to me at peter.wilson@cox.net

    A brother in Christ continuing to unlearn the lies I first believed in Babylon.

    Pete

  50. The Allure and Deception of Many Good Works

    The sin we will never see while we are still in Babylon is the sin of self righteousness. That was Job’s sin and as a type of God’s Elect upon whom the ends of the age have come, illustrates for those who have ears to hear that we all will justify ourselves before God by our many good works. These works are how the beast is fooled into thinking they serve God when they do not even yet know Him. This is perhaps the hardest bondage to overcome as the flesh uses these works for so much self-justification and self righteousness.

    Isa 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness’s are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

    Very important to note that it is our RIGHTEOUSNESS, our good works that are the filthy rags. It is not our unrighteousness but the very “good” things we do that are called filthy rags because we use them to commend ourselves to God. Of course we don’t know this and will deny it in our seasons but in due time it will indeed be exposed to all men as we live by every word.

    Luk 4:4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

    The reality is that the work of God is not doing a bunch of good works and blessing people in the flesh. That is what Babylon thinks is the calling of God’s true disciples but that is not the case, the Scriptures declare what the real work of God is. To do the real work of God, one must be given to understand the Scriptures.

    All the prophets of God were sent to speak His word, “thus sayeth the Lord”, some basic examples….

    Jer 5:14 Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.

    Eze 2:7 And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear: for they are most rebellious.

    Eze 3:4 And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto the house of Israel, and speak with my words unto them.

    Isa 6:9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.

    It is the WORD that heals, turns hearts, cleanses lepers, cast of demons and raises the spiritual dead to life. The entire world is an enemy of God and it is by His Elect, doing the works of Christ (the Christ of Christ) that we feed our enemies and given them drink that nourishes their soul. It is speaking the word of God; Christ that is the work Jesus spoke about. This is giving food and drink to our enemy and those chosen of God (the little ones).

    Rom 12:20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

    Look at this Romans 12 Scripture. Giving food and water, heaps coals of fire upon the heads of our enemies. That is because the food and drink is the living word, the words of Christ that if they are heard with spiritual ears, will consume the wood that is our fleshly and carnal minds and its doctrines.
    There is not a single minister in any church on this entire planet that is of God. All have gone astray and there is NO TRUTH in any of such buildings.

    Isa 3:1 For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water,

    Love is indeed the most important thing. But making people comfortable in the flesh is not what the love of God is. The carnal mind has a hard time understanding this but by the grace of God you will in the appointed times.

    1Jn 5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
    1Jn 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

    Which commandments? Here it is again in case you missed it in Luke.

    Mat 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

    Those in the Babylon churches know Jesus in the flesh and in reality, given the false doctrines are believing in another jesus and are worshipping the beast that all men are at heart. In the state of blindness that the Lord has them at, they simply cannot understand what Him being sovereign over our lives mean. The delusion of free will is a stumbling block they will never get beyond without the direct interference of the Lord.

    We can show them verses such as these a million times but they simply cannot understand. It has not been given to them.

    Isa 64:8 But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand. What part of all do we not understand?

    Php 2:13 For it is God (IT IS NOT YOU) which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

    Joh 15:5 I 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.

    Initially we don’t appreciate or understand God’s purposes in blinding all but a very few. Yet over time we will come to know by trial and error that we can’t show any man the truth nor should we be casting those pearls to those the Lord has purposefully blinded.

    Heb 13:10 We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle.

    Those in Babylon are intensely focused on doing many good works. In their doctrine, that is the calling of the church.

    While they may not say it expressly, these use these good works to justify themselves. God obliges and uses the pride and self-righteousness of commending themselves before others to keep them blinded in utter darkness separated from the true living God.

    We cannot do the works of Christ when we are in Babylon and believing all of her false doctrines. Until we come out and have all those lies burned out of us by the fire of God’s word, we will remain in our self righteous state thinking we serve God but actually working against Him. When our day of judgment arrives we will hear Christ tell us:

    Mat 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
    Mat 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
    Mat 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

    It is not our sins and unrighteousness that is filthy rags to God, it is in fact our good deeds and righteousness.

    Isa 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

    The good deeds we do in our ignorance in Babylon are used to justify ourselves and commend ourselves to God. But He will have no part in it and HE clearly does not need us do anything.

    1Co 1:29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.

    Act 17:25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;

    I have shared this before but it is worthy repeating. Christ is working all things, HE needs nothing from any of us. He does not need any of us to go save the world or stop poor people from existing. He Himself has created all those situations and is working all things for the counsel of His will. Better if you simply stand down from these filthy rags and just believe the Scriptures.

    There is a big Methodist program I went to years back called Walk to Emmaus. One of the repeated mantra’s and key takeaways they use emotional situations to reinforce is CHRIST IS COUNTING ON YOU. We all go away from this conference being taught, the Lord needs us and we best get going put it in 5th gear and go save the world and help Him out. What utter carnal nonsense that I believed too for a season. I am hoping some of my own family will be granted mercy to the strong delusion of many good works in the flesh. It really does deny the Lord and is another jesus.

    Gal 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

    Christ is NOT thank God counting on you. He is working ALL things for the counsel of His will!!!!

    Eph 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

    Rom 11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

    A day will come when we will know the Lord and understand He is working all things for the counsel of His will and is in no way shape or form counting on any man or woman to do anything to bring about His perfect will for our life. The sooner one can believe that now, the sooner they can enter into the Sabbath rest that remains for the people of God and cease from their own SELF RIGHTEOUS WORKS.

    Heb 4:9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
    Heb 4:10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.

    We will continue to be doing our own works, when we are yet carnal and not believing in God’s absolute sovereignty over everything man does. When we continue to judge men in the flesh, to know them after the flesh, we have not ceased from our own works.

    2Co 5:16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.
    2Co 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

  51. Pro 27:8 As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.

    This proverb has nothing to do with a literal bird, it is speaking of our wandering when we think we are serving the Lord but are yet carnal, not understanding HIS ABSOLUTE SOVEREIGNTY over our lives. Not even a bird falls from the sky outside of the will of God, yet most Christians will claim God has no such control over their lives and believe the STRONG DELUSION OF FREE WILL. Such a believer has not made many things from clay or has forgotten totally that the clay has no part in what is made of it. The Potter whether it be God with regards to us or any potter making anything is not dependent upon the clay to do anything. Such is the way for all men whether they know it yet or not.

    Act 17:25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;

    Boys will be boys and those carnal will indeed be yet carnal and be unable to see the plain truths. The Lord has to give us spiritual eyesight and hearing, WHICH MEANS UNDERSTANDING, before we will see the truth of the word. When He does, it will be like turning on a light switch in a dark room and all of a sudden we will see what we could not see before. When the door to heaven (our hearts and minds) is opened then the understanding will flow in.

    Rev 4:1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.

    And when this door is open by God, and only HE can open it, then we will see and we will hear. The Scriptures will come alive and no longer have contradictions because we will understand by faith will believe what they actually say and they say, God works all things in our lives.

    Isa 64:8 But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.

    All that we are, be it good or evil is the work of the Lord. We are literally clay in the hand of the Potter yet so very few believe it

    Isa_29:16 Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter’s clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?

    The place of rest for man, the ultimate rest that remains for the people of God, THE TRUE SABBATH, is to cease from our own works. We can’t do this until we come to know and believe the truth that God is working all things in our lives and everyone’s lives

    Eph 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

    Rom 11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

    When we don’t believe this, we as the proverb says have wandered from “our nest” or our place. Ceasing from our own works is knowing that God is working ALL things. That is the only way to understand this world and have the true peace that surpasses all understanding. It is given to very few to understand. But it is the milk of God’s word that allows us to cease from our dead works, which are the dead works we do trying to serve God in the flesh. The Lord has to grant us repentance from our dead works in order for us to grow into the true faith and move on to maturity.

    Heb 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
    Heb 6:2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
    Heb 6:3 And this will we do, if God permit.

    Before we know this, our works are indeed DEAD WORKS and here is why.

    Rom 8:6 For to be carnally minded IS DEATH; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
    Rom 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

    When we are yet carnal, we are DEAD and separated from God and have not AIONIOUS life abiding in us. We will be striving in the flesh to serve and to please God but these are just dead works in the eyes of the Lord. You can see this concept in all the Old Testament yet it is all hidden in types and shadow. The priests of God were to wear garments such that they would not sweat. Sweat is an indication the works we are doing are carnal works, not in faith and they are abominable to the Lord. We see this in Genesis as the outcome of our rebellion and sin, that we all will live by until the Lord has mercy and brings salvation to us.

    Gen_3:19 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.

    Of course eating bread has nothing to do with eating bread and refers to the doctrines we believe and take to heart. When we have another jesus that has salvation depending upon man to choose to believe, invite Christ into your heart, strive to stop sinning by using free will, ETC, that person is sweating, their garments are filthy and stink before the Lord.

    Isa 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

    When we think we have any part in this, we are being self righteous and stealing the glory of God. These works and the garments we are wearing are not fine linen of Christ, that are 100% given to God’s Elect who know free will is strong delusion. When we wear these other self righteous filthy rag garments in Babylon, we and our works stink in the nostrils of God.

    Isa 65:5 Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou. These are a stench in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day.

    The true priests, the lively stones that make up the spiritual house of the Lord, the true temple spoken of in Ezekiel, do not hold themselves up (anymore) with the lies of SELF WILL or SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS. We will learn to wear garments that do not cause us to sweat. We will come out of Babylon and leave all her false doctrines including the gigantic lie of free will.

    Eze_44:18 They shall have linen bonnets upon their heads, and shall have linen breeches upon their loins; they shall not gird themselves with any thing that causeth sweat.

    When Christ appears to us a second time for salvation and gives us the faith and the garments of salvation, we will begin to cease from our own works and the sweat of carnal efforts in serving the Lord. Praise God for those who understand these truths.

    Isa 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, (NO SWEATING, CEASED FROM OUR OWN WORKS) he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.

    Most men and woman are like a bird that has wandered from it nest. Think about what that in the physical means and then apply it in the spiritual. There is no peace or safety to a bird that has wandered off the narrow path of staying in the nest.

    Rom 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

  52. God’s Elect need to have communion with one another often. This is the true communion and what Christ meant spiritually when He said this.

    Mat 26:26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.
    Mat 26:27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
    Mat 26:28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

    Christ also spoke on this topic thru His chosen Apostle Paul.

    1Co 10:16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?
    1Co 10:17 For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.

    Jesus Christ is His word, they are inseparable and He is the bread of spiritual life. We must eat of this bread often. Speaking on and sharing the WORD OF GOD is having communion, the real kind Christ intended. The carnal ritual of eating a piece of bread does nothing to change hearts or purify the walk of Christ’s disciples. Far more important to be engaged with the saints, having communion, hearing and discussing the words of Christ, that is the true bread from heaven that satisfied.

    Partaking of this bread, which is Christ’s body and drinking of His cup of judgment, is how we die daily and follow our Lord on the narrow path. This of course is speaking about abiding in HIS WORD which determines who is a disciple INDEED.

    Joh 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed

    This is why it is so very important that the brethren dwell together as often as possible. This is the true communion of the saints and what will strengthen and edify us and build our faith Lord willing.

    1Co 11:24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.
    1Co 11:25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.
    1Co 11:26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.

    This is dying daily, eating this bread and drinking of this cup. The Lord has brought a few of us together spiritually. We share and have the mind of Christ given to us by the ONE SPIRIT. We must judge all things and this is how we wash the feet of our brothers and sisters and in turn get our feet washed which refers to our walk, how we are living our lives for Christ.

    1Co 2:15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
    1Co 2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

    Joh 13:14 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet.
    Joh 13:15 For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.
    Joh 13:16 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.
    Joh 13:17 If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.

    What very few will understand is that is thru our fellowship with the BODY OF Christ that we are cleansed from all sin. This is what the washing of feet is all about. We must be engaged with the BODY OF CHRIST, that is walking in the light and having fellowship with one another.

    1Jn 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

    It is the suffering of our fellow brethren, THE BODY OF CHRIST, and are partaking of that with them as fellow servants that we are cleansed of all sin. This is a great mystery that those in babylon cannot understand nor appreciate. Here is the blood of “Christ” continually being shed for the sake of the church.

    Col 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church:

    We need each other, God has designed it that way. It is easy to allow ourselves to be isolated from one another if we do not take heed. Of course all of this is the Lord’s work in us and there is a season and time for everything. But I am here to admonish the brethren to earnestly seek fellowship and do not fall victim to the adversary who is out to isolate us when we become easy prey. We must learn to cast our cares upon CHRIST, His very Body.

    1Pe 5:7 Casting all your care upon him(THE BODY); for he careth for you.
    1Pe 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

    Don’t let the fact we are few and very scattered to dissuade one from seeking fellowship. The Lord has given us wireless devices, the Internet, Skype, Webinar, airplanes and cars such that meeting others in the clay or talking live to one another is very doable no matter where we live.

    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.

    When we truly grow in the faith and begin to grasp the fullness of the blessing given to us and knowing who is Christ, then our entire life purpose is changed. The old life is slowly taken from us, initially begrudgingly but as we grow in the faith, we count it all joy when the Lord tears down those walls of flesh and worldliness that have been holding us back.

    Mat 16:25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.

    In Spirit, in down payment form, we ARE COME to Mt. Zion and the city of God, right here and right now. We are come to the company of God’s very angels (messengers) which are God’s Elect.

    Heb 12:22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,

    The Lord has seen fit to bring us into the assembly of HIS VERY CHURCH, the firstfruits of salvation and those that are being made into the image of the Son.

    Heb 12:23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,

    We are just men being made perfect by the gift of faith and the righteousness of Jesus Christ. It is THE CHRIST, the BODY that is the mediator of the new covenant and speaks the words of fire that bring salvation.

    Heb 12:24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.

    We are warned not to refuse these words and this company. We are not to neglect such a great salvation.

    Heb 12:25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:

    We can’t run from the Lord. His will of saving all men will come to pass. Yet we should earnestly desire to do all we can to strive to attain to that blessed and first Holy Resurrection and be counted worthy among the very few to be the judges and rulers of this world for Christ.

    Php 3:13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
    Php 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

    The adversary will try to keep us away from the assembly. Lying spirits will tells us we are not worthy, we are not good enough, we have too much sin in our life, God could not have possibly chosen you, lies, lies, lies. But remember God did not choose those the world would think He chooses, He chose the sick, the lame, those most in need of repentance and the chief of sinners. This confounds the wisdom of our carnal minds, but is the truth.

    1Co 1:25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
    1Co 1:26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
    1Co 1:27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

    It is the self righteous in Babylon who have no need for Christ. They have already arrived and of course this is all of us as in time we live by every word. However, when our time comes and the Lord brings judgment upon us, none of us can resist His will, WE HAVE NO CHOICE IN THE MATTER OF SALVATION. He comes for the sick and the lame and they will be dragged to Him.

    Luk 5:32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

    Mar 2:17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

    Joh 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me drag him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

    Brethren, hold fast your faith and DO NOT WAIVER. Do not let the adversary devour you. Come together in fellowship, do not stay isolated, the BODY needs you and your contributions to the lives of others and you need your feet washed and they are not washed if you are not connected. Take heed this warning.

    Heb 10:23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
    Heb 10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
    Heb 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
    Heb 10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
    Heb 10:27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.

    This is written with love to the brethren. I myself have held back from fellowship despite knowing the wonderful blessing of faith and knowledge of Christ that has been given to me and so precious few others. I pray the Lord will make a way for me to discard the dung from my natural life and provide me more time to engage with the brethren.

    If you hear and understand what I am saying on this blog and are not in fervent fellowship. Please send me an email as I would like to speak with you.

    Your Brother In Christ, Pete

  53. FROM M_______: Pete, Regarding your comment “The sum of the Scriptures make clear we have no free will and that it is GOD, not us, working in us to will and to way according to His good pleasure….” If that’s the case what’s this scripture about?

    Deu 11:26 Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse;
    Deu 11:27 A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this day:
    Deu 11:28 And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known.

    Sure sounds like God is giving us a choice. What’s your take on these scriptures? What is God saying to us?

    Dear M_____

    The carnal mind has a hard time putting Phil 2:12 together with Phil 2:13. How can we be told to work out our own salvation and at the same time be told it is God, not us, working in us to will and to way according to His good pleasure.

    Php 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
    Php 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

    Working out our own salvation statement by no means negates the hundreds of Scriptures that tell us what Phil 2:13 tell us that the Lord is sovereign and is working ALL THINGS for the counsel of His will. Working out our own salvation is us learning and being taught by the righteous judgment of God against our rebellious carnal mind and lustful flesh. God made us that way and it is by HIS process, that comes when HE decides it comes, that we learn righteousness and are remade into the new man. So us working out our own salvation is another way of saying this.

    Act 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

    It is a process, not a 10 second sinners prayer that we enter into the kingdom and learn the truth. We have nothing to do with it in all actuality as our every move is orchestrated by the Lord and we will learn this looking backwards in time once salvation truly comes to us.

    So I have a longer answer to your question and will address what Deut 11 is talking about. But before I answer the specific question we must review a few macro truths that carnal minds tend to always forget when reading Scripture.

    1) The SUM of God’s word is true. We can’t take specific Scriptures and invent or create an interpretation to support our false beliefs on things like eternal hell. Scripture defines Scripture and we are to only use that, not even thinking beyond what is written (1 Cor 4:6) and we certainly must not rely on the traditions of men and the apostate churches which we were all born into.

    2Pe 1:20 knowing this first, that no prophecy of scripture at all is becoming its own explanation.

    Psa 119:160 The sum of Your word is truth

    When we take a Deut 11:28 and try to use that to contradict scores of other Scriptures that tell us ALL SHALL BE SAVED but in the appointed order and that the Lord’s mercy endures forever and that salvation actually comes by the process of us being judged; we are guilty of ignoring the sum of God’s word and have created another gospel.

    2) The OT is not a history lesson even though it contains history. The words of the OT were not written for anyone, they were not even written for the flesh Jews who lived back then; those words and all the OT were written for God’s Very Elect in each generation that would follow. So says the Scripture.

    1Co 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the AGE are come. (Written for Gods Elect)

    1Pe 1:10 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:
    1Pe 1:11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
    1Pe 1:12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us (GODs ELECT) 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.

    3) All the words of Scripture are spirit. Scripture is the word of God and it is all written in parable, in types and symbols, not to make the meaning clear to the masses of Christianity but to hide the meaning from all except for God’s Elect.

    Joh 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

    Hos 12:10 I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes, by the ministry of the prophets.

    Eze_17:2 Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable unto the house of Israel;

    Psa_78:2 I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark (SECRET, HIDDEN) sayings of old:

    Mat 13:10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
    Mat 13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

    It is either given to one to know these things or it is not given. I can only speak the truth but the Lord must give the ears to hear and be the one to prepare the heart to receive the truth.

    Psa 10:17 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

    And that M_____ is God’s plan and purpose as many are called and few are chosen. Only the few are given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, the rest are blinded. That is what the Scriptures foretell from front to back.

    Rom 11:7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded
    Rom 11:8 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.

    His words shall never pass away and this is true to this very day in May 2014 just as sure as they day Paul penned Romans 11. When Christ comes to us, this is why He comes and what He does.

    Joh 9:39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.

    So with this in mind, your question is easy to answer. Here was the Scripture and the question you posed again.

    Pete, Regarding your comment “The sum of the Scriptures make clear we have no free will and that it is GOD, not us, working in us to will and to way according to His good pleasure….” If that’s the case what’s this scripture about?

    Deu 11:26 Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse;
    Deu 11:27 A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this day:
    Deu 11:28 And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known.

    *** Sure sounds like God is giving us a choice. What’s your take on these scriptures? What is God saying to us?

    God is giving us a choice M____________. We do make choices, nobody denies we make choices every single day. But what the carnal mind cannot grasp is GOD is CAUSING all those choices. We are truly clay in His hands. How does He do this? Well, I can only tell you what Scriptures say and the Scriptures tell us God is among other things:

    1) Gives us our every single thought (Amos 4:13)
    2) Directing our every step (Jer 10:23, Prov 20:24, prov 16:9)
    3) Supplies every word we every speak (Prov 16:1, Exod 4:11, ISA 57:19)
    4) Works all things in our lives, apart from Him we do nothing (John 15:5, Eph 1:11, Rom 11:36, ETC)
    5) Has already determined our lives in the flesh and what we do and don’t do (Psalm 139:16, ISA 46:10, Job 14:5, ETC)

    So it simply takes the GIFT OF FAITH to believe the Scriptures. Few are given to believe the sum of thy word.

    Yet Deut 11:27-28 are great Scriptures telling those that can hear and see (God’s Elect) a very true statement. We learn these truths over time. We learn that if we walk in obedience to the law of Christ (loving our enemies, not judging men in the flesh, not partaking of the world’s holidays, etc) then we are blessed. The new man is given a blessing and is strengthened in faith, understanding and ability to stand in the fire of God’s word as an alien and stranger in this world.

    But if we do not walk in obedience and follow after other gods (and idols, like holidays, staying in Babylon, following other jesuses like one that burns people in eternal torment) then we learn we are cursed and that the wrath of God will remain on us. We are cursed. What this means is we will be walking in spiritual death.

    But M_____, this does not change the rest of God’s word. The rest of God’s word still makes clear a number of things including:

    1. All men shall be saved in the appointed time
    2. God directs our every step, giving us even our very thoughts (amos 4:13)
    3. We must live by every word God spoke and He spoke Deut 11, so we will walk in disobedience before we will walk in obedience.
    4. Being cursed does not mean eternal torment, what it means is that those briars and thorns (THE FALSE DOCTRINES) we believe, will be burned up by the fire of God’s word, but only in our day of judgment.

    Heb 6:8 But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.

    Being cursed is walking in death, spiritual death, not knowing the true Jesus Christ and His Father. That is where we all are first, before it is granted to us to have AIONIOS (Eternal) LIFE. It comes to very very few in this age, only the Elect.

    Joh 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

    Until we come to know Christ in the SPIRIT, we don’t know Him and we are cursed, disobeying God in ignorance and in willful rebellion, separated from Him. And that is God’s plan for the multitudes, until the day appointed for our judgement arrives. Eternal torment believers try to force Hebrews 6:8 to be talking about eternal hell, so sad that they don’t understand the purposes of thorns and briars nor do they believe the gospel or even understand the Scriptures.

    The burning is actually how salvation comes. It is how the lies are burned up and the sin is purged from our hearts and minds. This is what a loving God does M___________. The scourging is the FIRE. This is what true grace is.

    Heb 12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
    Heb 12:7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
    Heb 12:8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

    True grace causes us over time, as we LEARN RIGHTEOUSNESS thru judgment to obey God. That is why Christ said this when speaking of the promise of the new covenant. No free will in Ezek 36, it is all I WILL SAYS THE LORD. What is the catalyst of us obeying God?

    Eze 36:27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

    One has to ignore hundreds of plain Scriptures and take only some of thy word to arrive at the conclusions you are inferring with Deut 11. They mean no such thing.

    Jesus Christ is the first Adam and the Second Adam. We are all His brethren and like Jesus Christ, we will all be the first adam before we are ever to be the second Adam. We all will first be a vessel of dishonor before we are made into a vessel of honor by the process of judgment.

    Rom 9:21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?

    We are blessed indeed when that judgment falls upon us and the Lord begins to show us the self righteousness we walked in and that we were indeed blind, miserable and naked even though we thought we had arrived and took joy in pointing fingers and heaping judgment and condemnation upon others. It is a great day when Judgment comes upon us as that is when we will be shown for what we truly are, a marred vessel of clay, believing in briars and thorns, an abomination causing desolation in the temple of God whose end thank God is to be burned.

    1Pe 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

    This blessing falls upon VERY FEW in this age. For most, this blessing will not come until the lake of fire. You see M_____, the judgment is a paradox. It is the blessing, it is how the new man is brought forth, as the old man is destroyed by fire. We don’t do it, this is all the work of God in us and it happens in the appointed times.

    Psa 19:9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
    Psa 19:10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

    SUMMARY

    So Deut 11 as we have seen and like for ALL SCRIPTURE, is written only for God’s Elect. It is not even applicable to the multitudes (the billions of professing Christians) nor does it apply to outward jews. I showed that clearly with two corroborating Scripture witnesses. What Deut 11 is saying is that once we are chosen of God, we either walk in obedience or else we are scourged with fire. The Lord says choose to obey or disobey, and why we will choose in the moment, those choices will be caused for us as they were already written in our book as the Potter molds and shapes us on HIS TIMELINE for our life. When we rebel we are chastened which is the function of true grace.

    Almighty God gets His will done and when He says He wants all men to come to repentance, when your time comes, you will come to repentance. Psalm 23 says HE MAKES me lie down in green pasture, there is no asking you nicely. You have no real choice in the matter. That is what being cursed and enduring the fire of God will do to you. It will burn up the sin and rebellion, this is the path of salvation. Once you realize you cannot get away with disobedience and that you will indeed reap what you sow, you will then be caused to begin obeying. That is how we are saved by grace.

    1Co 11:32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned (judged later with everyone else in the lake of fire) with the world.

    And yet when learn thru this grace, to obey God and are caused by the Spirit in us and the love for God that grows in us by that spirit, then we are blessed beyond comprehension.

    Rom 5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

    This blessing speaks not of physical things, we may well have horrible diseases, be broke, need jobs and be enduring all kinds of outward calamities. The blessings of God are inward, they are a peaceful heart and and meek and gentle spirit. That is what Deut 11 is speaking about. We are saved by grace thru faith and this working of the Lord is indeed a mystery, a secret HIDDEN from the eyes of those that are yet carnal.

    1Co 2:6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:
    1Co 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery/SECRET, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
    1Co 2:8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
    1Co 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
    1Co 2:10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
    1Co 2:11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
    1Co 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
    1Co 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
    1Co 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

    I hope this answers your question but what I really hope is the Lord would have mercy upon you and remove from your eyes the logs of eternal hell and free will that prevent you from seeing the truth.

    1Co 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
    1Co 15:23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.

    Luk 3:6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

  54. Pete, in your last post you made this statement in italics.

    We must take seriously the commands to get rid of all those traditions and idols that the world (Babylonian church) relishes. Birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, traditions, all of them must go. I have a problem with this because if God is sovereign as you say, the giving of a command implies freewill. Thus this seems like God is commanding himself because he is the only one who has freewill? Please explain this.

    M__________

    Thank you M______ for your question. Your very question reminds us why we are not to even think above what is written.

    1Co 4:6 And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.

    To the carnal mind, a command implies free will, but what is true is the Scriptures, THE SUM OF THEM.

    Psa 119:160 The sum of Thy word is truth

    The sum of them make clear we have no free will and that it is GOD, not us, working in us to will and to way according to His good pleasure. It seems to be a night for Phil 2:13 but it tells an essential truth the free will carnal camp does not appreciate.

    Php 2:13 For it is God (IT IS NOT YOU) which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

    The Lord truly is the LORD OF ALL and this whole notion of free will has no support in Scriptures and truly exalts man and the devil in God’s plan. Blindness to this truth is pervasive despite the clear black and white Scriptures that make clear God is in absolute control of all things. God’s will always gets done, it is not left to chance or to the delusion of man’s free will. Yet it takes the gift of faith to believe.

    Isa 46:9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,
    Isa 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

    I have many posts and links to articles on Sovereignty, see the link on the blog header. Here is link to that page that has links to the articles and videos.

    http://truthinscripture.com/sovereignty/

    It is the principles and traditions of men that promote free will. The Scriptures contain no such teaching, they teach the exact opposite for those with eyes to see and ears to hear. We are to beware such teachings of men and not let them spoil our faith by following after them. Free will is the perfect fit for what this verse speaks of.

    Col 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

    There are simply too many Scriptures and stories that tells us we indeed can do nothing on our own initiative and that everything we do is the work of God in us, even evil, even our very sins.

    Isa 64:8 But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.

    It indeed is a blessing given to VERY FEW to know and understand these things. That is God’s way and serves HIS purposes just as the Scriptures tell us.

    One must be given the gift of faith to believe the Scriptures and to see and to understand the truths they contain. They are not given to very many, and those it is given to had no role in receiving it. It is indeed a GIFT that is GIVEN to men.

    Mat 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.

    Mat 13:9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
    Mat 13:10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
    Mat 13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

    Rom 11:7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded
    Rom 11:8 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.

    1Co 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery (SECRET), even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

    1Co 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

    So yes, the giving of a command implies free will from worldly logic. But that is not the basis of truth, it is the Scriptures, the sum of them that reveal truth and we have HUNDREDS OF SCRIPTURES that tells us we have no free will. Carnal minds will not be able to get past the perceived contradictions and that is why there is today 30,000 denominations, with men gravitating to the particular jesus that they most conform their beliefs too. But there is no such division in the real Body of Christ. Those with the mind of Christ, meaning having the doctrines of Jesus Christ are of one mind having been taught by the ONE SPIRIT of truth.

    My prior two comment replies made today were made in response to some questions or input I received from some still struggling to see the truth of God’s word. In them I reminded the reader of the strange work of God, doing things the carnal mind cannot receive yet demonstrating He is indeed the Potter, causing all things, working all things and doing it all for good in the very end. I hope it edifies you M_______________ and you will be given the ability to understand.

    Pete

  55. The carnal minded cannot see past the veil of flesh and understand the ways of God. It will always contend with God and come against the true doctrines of Christ, exalt men and bring the Lord down, stealing His glory.

    Isa 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
    Isa 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

    The truths of God’s word are foolishness to the natural man and such a one cannot discern the truth, as it must be given to us by the Spirit.

    1Co 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

    It is indeed foolishness to the carnal mind that God would give us a commandment fully expecting us to break it. yet that is the way of the truth. God created us all in marred vessels of clay and put within man, the law of sin and death. Adam and Eve and no man has to be taught to sin or to be selfish because that is what flesh is and it cannot help but to sin against God.

    Rom 7:17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

    In fact we are told twice that it is SIN, not Paul or his free will causing him to sin.

    Rom 7:20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

    IT WAS NOT PAUL and IT IS NOT US doing it; being the causation of SIN, it was the law of sin and death put into our members buy the Lord who is the creator of all.

    There is only one lawgiver and that is God. He knew what he was doing in putting the law of sin and death into these marred vessels of clay.

    Rom 7:21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.
    Rom 7:22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
    Rom 7:23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.
    Rom 7:24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

    FLESH IS SIN and notwithstanding the power of God in us, we can never obey the law of Christ. It is impossible for the flesh to do such a thing but with God all things are possible. Only by Christ being formed in us are we given the ability to obey and over time as our old man is destroyed, that is how we are CAUSED TO OBEY HIM. This is the most fundamental promise of the new covenant if you can read it and understand it.

    Eze 36:27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

    This of course only comes to God’s Elect in this age. The more the Lord reveals His truth to us inwardly, the more judgment and heat is put upon the old man and the carnal mind and the lusts that are inherent in our body of sinful flesh. The multitudes will be blinded to these truths, think them foolishness and some will actually be deceived to think they have stopped sinning when the Lord simply has not yet brought judgment to them to reveal to them what is really in their heart.

    Jesus even said, he who is forgiven much loves much. What this really tells us is the one who sins a lot and then is brought to know Christ by the ROCK falling up them, these are God’s Elect, being prepared to rule and reign with Him. The ones that will be the merciful judges for the Lord, will be those of us who have been shown we are the chief of sinners and that it was only by God’s mercy that we were saved and in return we will sow mercy in judgment as well.

    Rom 11:31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.

    1Ti 1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

    This story of Jesus sitting with the Pharisee and with the SINNER tells us this great truth that God’s ELECT are indeed the chief of sinners. PLEASE DONT TAKE THIS TO MEAN I AM SAYING LET”S GO SIN THE MORE, of course not, we say let those who call on the name of the Lord depart from their inequity. But the truth is in this parable and it depicts God’s plan from where He will pull His Elect from.

    Luk 7:36 And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to meat.
    Luk 7:37 And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster box of ointment,
    Luk 7:38 And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
    Luk 7:39 Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner.
    Luk 7:40 And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.
    Luk 7:41 There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.
    Luk 7:42 And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?
    Luk 7:43 Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.
    Luk 7:44 And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.
    Luk 7:45 Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.
    Luk 7:46 My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment.
    Luk 7:47 Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.

    What the false doctrines of Babylon teach is contrary to the Scriptures. we only learn righteousness when judgment has come to our earth. So God seeks occasion against our flesh to cause us to sin and then by the process of judgment is how we learn.

    Isa 63:17 O LORD, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and hardened our heart from thy fear?

    Isa 26:9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

    This is why it can be said JUDGMENT IS SWEETER THAN HONEY. IT IS HOW THE GOOD NEWS, the new creation is brought forth. JUDGMENT IS THE WAY OF SALVATION

    Psa 19:9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
    Psa 19:10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

    THIS JUDGMENT BEGINS AT THE HOUSE OF GOD, THE VERY ELECT IN THIS AGE. The multitudes will have their judgment in the lake of fire at the 2nd resurrection. Far better to be judged NOW and to die NOW than to be the second group to have that death worked in them.

    The fact is those that do not understand this and think salvation means avoiding God’s wrath, do not know the Lord and have another jesus. They have not been given to understand the ways of God and how a loving father works the affairs of his sons to make them righteous.

    Heb 12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
    Heb 12:7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
    Heb 12:8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

    The fact is our redemption comes BY JUDGMENT. To be judged and be disciplines means we must err from His ways. That has always been God’s plan but carnal eyes cannot see it no matter how many times we show them.

    Exo 6:6 Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments:

    Isa 1:27 Zion shall be redeemed with judgment

    Rev 15:8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.

    The way of salvation is the opposite of what babylon teaches. Unless and until we live thru and experience GODS WRATH against our old man and lustful heart, we are not saved and do not know the Lord, we have another jesus.

    Rev 1:3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

    God not only creates the storms in our lives, he calms them in the appointed times. he is working both the good and the evil in our lives just as He says and all things includes the evil things, the very sins that are given to us. Oh this sounds so blasphemous to the carnal minded but what sayeth the Scripture?

    Joh 15:5 I 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.

    Isa 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.

    Pro 16:4 The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

    Php 2:13 For it is God (IT IS NOT YOU) which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

    Rom 11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

    Eph 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

    WHY DOES GOD STILL FIND FAULT?
    In closing the carnal mind cannot see the wisdom in what God is doing. It continues to ask the same old question asked in Romans 9 and which Paul answers per the Scriptures. But they cannot see it nor can they receive and are blinded by God. If men have no free will the carnal mind will ask, then why does God still find fault?

    Rom 9:19 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will?

    And the answer is to remind us that we are indeed clay in His hands and who are we to question what God is making and doing with HIS CLAY.

    Rom 9:20 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?
    Rom 9:21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?

    The GOLD in this Scripture is to know that we are both vessels and when God turns us into a vessel of honor, by the process of judgment and remaking us in his hands, then HE WILL GET ALL THE GLORY.

    Rom 9:22 What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:

    That is indeed why God does it this way and this is how we learn righteousness, come to know good and evil and know HE is the Lord of ALL THINGS in the heaven and the earth.

    Rom 9:23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory

    WE ARE THE VESSELS OF MERCY, WHEN the Lord brings judgment upon us. That is when we are are forged into a new creation and all things are made new and the old is gone, burned by the fire of the WORD. When God’s plan is finished we will have all creatures worshiping God in the presence of the Lamb.

    Rev 5:13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.

    Let him who has ears to hear hear the word of truth.

  56. The carnally minded are always cherry picking Scriptures and butting heads with Scriptures failing to understand or apply the SUM OF THY WORD AS TRUTH. This failure, is all God ordained strong delusion as HE is working all things for the council of His will.

    2Pe 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of its own interpretation.

    Just had a carnal babe try to comment on here and use Phil 2:12 to deny that God is 100% responsible for the salvation of all men. We have all heard this verse and I too used it to stir of the pot of self righteousness of man when I was yet carnal and separated from God.

    Php 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

    If only this young man could read the next verse, maybe he would begin to see his error.

    Php 2:13 For it is God (IT IS NOT YOU) which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

    Blinded by eternal torment and free will, carnal minds will not be able to eat at the table of the Lord.

    Heb 13:10 We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle.

    They won’t see how the Scriptures cannot be broken and will be ever learning and never able to come to knowledge of the truth. These men are described here by Paul and yes this describes all of us when we are carnal, calling ourselves the people of God but hating Christ and His doctrines. Such men will always resist the truth.

    2Ti 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
    2Ti 3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
    2Ti 3:4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
    2Ti 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
    2Ti 3:6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
    2Ti 3:7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
    2Ti 3:8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
    2Ti 3:9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.

    We can’t hold this blindness against them anymore. The only reason God’s Elect see and hear is because God has blinded the multitudes as many are called and few are chosen. One day these that kick against the pricks and persecute God’s Elect now will be shown the same mercy shown to me and all of God’s Elect.

    Rom 11:30 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:
    Rom 11:31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.
    Rom 11:32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.

  57. http://www.iswasandwillbe.com/the-law-of-moses-versus-the-spirit/

    DJ, The Feast of Tabernacles is nothing less than the restitution of all things and the reconciling back to God of ALL CREATION. This feast given the flesh Jews was merely a type and a shadow of Christ and the salvation of all that comes with the fall harvest. There are three harvests, the number three being very significant in all of Scripture (another topic); but they are Christ (Barley, Sheaf Offering), HIS ELECT (the wheat, a kind of firstfruits) and then the whole harvest (ALL MEN) are saved at the third harvest. The law of Moses is not the true bread, the true doctrine of Christ, it is the carnal doctrines given to a carnal nation to bring them to the true light and the real bread from heaven, in their appointed times. Here is what the feast is really about DJ, it about Christ being formed in you, eating His flesh, his word, the true bread in our heavens and drinking the living waters of AIONIOS LIFE.

    Joh 6:32 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven.
    Joh 6:33 For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.
    Joh 6:34 Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread.
    Joh 6:35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

    What ever Moses was giving out, his bread, his DOCTRINE, was NOT, the true bread from heaven. It was temporary bread for us when we were YET CARNAL, used to bring us to the real Christ and the real bread.

    I am giving you some links below to some studies that should straighten out the confusion to you. I hope you will take the time to study them. I won’t strive anymore with you but I do hope you will take the time to read this article that lays in painstaking detail the difference between the Law of Christ/God and the Law of Moses. You may not be able to receive it but all I can do is point you to the truth, the rest is up the God.

    Anyone thinking we are to keep outwardly Jewish Holy days does not understand what was being said. Such a mind does not grasp the spiritual significance of the feasts and is yet carnal taking Scripture in the letter, outwardly not yet understanding or knowing how to apply the Scriptures INWARDLY as living words.

    The words of Christ are spirit and that includes all the Scriptures

    Joh 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

    A Jew is not one who is one outwardly, so we are not to engage in OT rituals to be jewish.

    Rom 2:28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
    Rom 2:29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

    Until one can understand who is a real Jew by God’s standards and thinks the flesh Jews were God’s chosen people, then they are still carnal and have no chance of arriving at the true gospel. To them the OT was a history lesson and they will try to mimic OT ritual as if that somehow pleases the Lord. Our outward fleshly lineage means absolutely nothing then or in the future. It really does not get any clearer than this.

    Rom 9:8 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.

    All those stories in the Old Testament, were not written for the flesh Jews, they were written only for God’s Elect who would come later. They were written as spiritual ensamples for us who have ears to hear and eyes to see. So says the Scripture.

    1Co 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

    1Pe 1:12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.

    So the feasts are Jesus Christ. The 7 feasts plus the last great day (the 8th) speak of the progression of how God’s Elect (The Israel of God) are brought into the fullness of Christ.

    It begins with Passover, Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits, Pentecost, trumpets, Atonement, and Tabernacles. These all speak of spiritual things DJ. The feasts all speak of the progression of Christ being formed in God’s Elect. These are speaking of spiritual truths in the form of a shadow, a flesh story for the carnal nation of Israel. Dj, you can be sure Paul nor any Disciple of Jesus Christ DID NOT keep the feasts after Pentecost, when Christ appeared to them Spiritually, the old law faded away as all ritual does for us today when We are dragged to Christ. Saying Paul kept the feasts is like saying I go still go to babylon churches because I occasionally meet with them there or have interactions and the opportunity to share the truth of the gospel. I hope the Lord will grant you repentance from those Messianic deceivers who have put many into extreme bondage with this self righteous, clean the outside of the cup type of walk. Keeping Jewish feasts, has never changed the heart of anyone.

    Here are some links that are studies that show spiritually speaking what these outward feast in the OT mean to the true people of God.

    Here are the Links – The 8 Feasts are all covered in this series. Passover #2 is a nice synopsis of them all so if pressed for time, you might start with that one.

    Passover/Unleavened bread 1 of 2: http://www.iswasandwillbe.com/audio/Archived/mp3s/39_passover_p1.mp3
    Passover/Unleavened bread 2 of 2: http://www.iswasandwillbe.com/audio/Archived/mp3s/40_passover_p2.mp3
    Tabernacles 1 of 2: http://www.iswasandwillbe.com/audio/Archived/mp3s/44_Tabernacles_LastDay_p1.mp3
    Tabernacles 2 of 2: http://www.iswasandwillbe.com/audio/Archived/mp3s/44_Tabernacles_LastDay_p2.mp3

    The flesh profits it nothing. The law of Moses was for a carnal minded people, the law of Moses is for the unrighteous and the lawless. If you are still following these things, you are still in the flesh and are not under the grace of God yet. God does not need you to do anything, you are exactly where you are supposed to be. God is not worshiped outwardly by men, nor does He need anything from any man. HE IS DOING IT ALL IN YOU

    Act 17:25 Neither is worshiped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;

    1Ti 1:9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,

    The law of Moses that you so highly esteem is a bunch of carnal commandments, to keep us in bondage and ultimately be used to bring us to Christ in our appointed times.

    Heb 7:16 Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.

    The law of Moses was for a time and season for all of us until Christ comes to us. Once Christ comes we are not under that law but grace.

    Heb 9:9 Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;
    Heb 9:10 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.

    If we know the real Christ, we won’t be under this law.

    Gal 5:18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.

    So please read the article. I can show you Scriptures that says the Jews themselves DID NOT keep these feasts outlined in the law of Moses. They were disobedient. But you need see DJ is that these feasts are the work of God in us. It is not what we do, it is what Christ does in us.

    The feast of unleavened bread is Christ coming to us and bringing His true doctrines and casting out of the temple, which temple we are, all the lies and carnal deceptions we had while we are in Babylon. God could care less where we eat bread that has yeast in it or not. Come on, wake up, get past this carnal stuff. Bread is not bread, it speaks of doctrines.

    Mar 8:15 And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.

    Paul did not keep the feasts after his conversion. There is no Scripture to say that. What you do have is the scripture telling us that Paul, like Christ went up into the feast, not to keep them, but to speak and teach to the Jews (BABYLON CHURCHES) that were gathered. That is where disciples will go preach, we will go to the lost house of Israel who will scattered in babylon in the various organized churches of our days. They wanted to kill Christ because HE did not keep the sabbath nor the feasts. I gave you the Scripture but I cannot give you the faith to believe it or the eyes to see it.

    Mat 13:9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
    Mat 13:10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
    Mat 13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

    Here is proof Christ did not keep the feast. He went up midway, not to keep it, not being fashionably late, he went up to teach truths to the gathered “Christians”, the people of God who at that time were Jews.

    Joh 7:1 After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him.
    Joh 7:2 Now the Jews’ feast of tabernacles was at hand.
    Joh 7:3 His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest.
    Joh 7:4 For there is no man that doeth any thing in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou do these things, shew thyself to the world.
    Joh 7:5 For neither did his brethren believe in him.
    Joh 7:6 Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready.
    Joh 7:7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.
    Joh 7:8 Go ye up unto this feast: I go not up yet unto this feast; for my time is not yet full come.
    Joh 7:9 When he had said these words unto them, he abode still in Galilee.
    Joh 7:10 But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.
    Joh 7:11 Then the Jews sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he?
    Joh 7:12 And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, Nay; but he deceiveth the people.
    Joh 7:13 Howbeit no man spake openly of him for fear of the Jews.
    Joh 7:14 Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.

    Under the Law of Moses, this offense was worthy of death. If you need me to go find it from Exodus or Numbers let me know and I will do it for you. But I hope you will come away from this legal, carnal nonsense regarding the law of Moses. It took the disciples time to grown in their understanding. It takes us all time. Paul for example began baptizing people with water, but then realized as we all will that this was just a vestige of being carnal. The real baptism is by fire done by the work of the Lord so He stopped baptizing and just spoke the WORD.

    1Co 1:14 I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius;
    1Co 1:15 Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name.
    1Co 1:16 And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other.
    1Co 1:17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.

    God does not want us to outwardly keep a feast or festival that was given in type and shadow for a carnal nation to be an ensample of the true light. But these shadows are not the light, they are only a shadow and Jesus Christ is the true light and HE is all the feasts. These are things Christ is and does in us, which is where the kingdom of God.

    Luk 17:20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
    Luk 17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

    God must drag us to Christ in our appointed times. Only then are we dragged thru the veil of the flesh, so we can see and hear in the Spirit. This is all the gift of God, given only to a few chosen. The veil blinds all but the Elect today and keeps the carnal mind alive, looking at Scripture literally in the outward.

    This is a huge passage that tells of this great truth. May some hear these words of the Lord.

    2Co 3:6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
    2Co 3:7 But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away:
    2Co 3:8 How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?
    2Co 3:9 For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.
    2Co 3:10 For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth.
    2Co 3:11 For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious.
    2Co 3:12 Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:
    2Co 3:13 And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:
    2Co 3:14 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.
    2Co 3:15 But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.

    In conclusion, DJ, I encourage you to read the post at the link provided. It is quite long but lays it all out wonderfully. Also listen to the audios at the links I gave you and Lord willing you will come to know what the feasts are really all about. I hope the Lord will grant to you repentance for the dead works of trying to keep Old Testament laws, Sabbaths and feasts. That is not the work nor the true worship God is looking for.

    Joh 4:22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
    Joh 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.
    Joh 4:24 God is Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

    Your brother Pete, worshiping in truth and in Spirit.

  58. Pete,

    Paul travels included attending the Feast.

    Jesus will expect Feast of Tabernacles to be kept.

    Please explain your position, lumping the traditions of men (Christmas and Easter) with God’s appointed times (Feasts).

    Blessings

  59. It is not the non-Christians who will reject God’s Elect, is actually the Christians. Our very own brothers that profess the name of Christ is who will reject us.

    Gen 37:3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.
    Gen 37:4 And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.

    Who hated Joseph? It was his brethren!

    Joseph’s brothers did not appreciate his dream and the sharing that Joseph would rule over them. It is the same way for all of God’s Elect who Joseph typifies. The more we share the truth of God’s plan, the more we are hated.

    Gen 37:5 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more.
    Gen 37:6 And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed:
    Gen 37:7 For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf.
    Gen 37:8 And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words.

    As Christ, it is those of our own spiritual house that will hate us. They will be our enemies.

    Mat 10:36 And a man’s foes shall be they of his own (spiritual) household.

    Those in the professing church are actually our brothers, yet are ENEMIES of the cross of Jesus Christ. Their focus is in the world, on earthly things, pleasing men, gaining acceptance of others.

    Php 3:18 For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:
    Php 3:19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.

    God’s Elect used to be the same way, weighed down by the dissipation’s of this world. By by the chastening grace of God, those things have been and continue to be burned up out of our hearts, minds and thoughts, ie the heavens within are being purged.

    2Ti 2:4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

    Those who hate our doctrine hate us and spiritually speaking will persecute us and this is how we follow the Lord. It is our very own religious household that will turn against us. The romans did crucify Christ, it was the jews, the people that call themselves the people of God. It has not changed, the same crucify “Christ” today.
    Act 4:26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.

    Luk 21:16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
    Luk 21:17 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake.

    Those carnal mighty men in Babylon will rise against us the way they did Moses and Aaron, again in type God’s very Elect. Those in this crowd of orthodox Christianity believe everyone is holy by just saying the name of Christ and they have no use for the true doctrines of Jesus and the sum of God’s word. They like Korah live for the praises of men. Many being called and few being chosen is not received or understood in their carnal mind.

    Num 16:1 Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men:
    Num 16:2 And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown:
    Num 16:3 And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them: wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the LORD?

    These things must be. The few chosen like all disciples will come out of the world.

    Joh 15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

    Joh 17:6 I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.

    Those dragged out of Babylon are the Elect. They are dragged out of “the world”!

    What few realize is that the world in Scripture is referring to the church, the apostate one being fed in the wilderness the carnal doctrines, knowing Christ only in the flesh.

    Joh 18:37 Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

    Christ came into this world but elsewhere the sum of God’s word tells us He came only for the Elect, the lost house of Israel and not to what we think of the world in the traditional carnal sense.

    Mat 15:24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

    “The church in the wilderness” never sees itself as being in bondage. Though this “church in the wilderness” is a harlot, she sees herself as having no sin:

    Pro 30:20 Such is the way of an adulterous woman [ church]; she eateth [ the leaven of the Pharisees], and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness.

    I am witnessing this first hand in my life. The enmity between me and those in the professing church. It is not between me and those that profess not the name of Christ.

    Jer 22:29 O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD.

  60. Jesus told the mother of James and John that they would surely drink of the baptism that He was going to drink. Such is the case for all men, beginning with His Elect.

    Mat 20:20 Then came to him the mother of Zebedee’s children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.
    Mat 20:21 And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom.
    Mat 20:22 But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.
    Mat 20:23 And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.

    As our Lord is, so are we in this world. As THE CHRIST, we endure what Christ endured.

    Joh 20:21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

    1Jn 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

    I am drinking of that cup right now. Judgement begins at the house of God. It is a wonderful thing but it is painful. Coming to see the need for our suffering and affliction as our Lord endured takes time to grow into and accept with joy.

    Heb 12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
    Heb 12:7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
    Heb 12:8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

    Those now living in peace, still under the hedge of God’s protection, not being judged now, are not sons.

    Those that believe God’s Elect do not suffer all manner of physical and emotional afflicton, have a different jesus and know not the things of the spirit yet. They have no appreciation or clue for what these Scriptures declare.

    Php 1:29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;

    Col 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church

    Ironically one of Babylon’s m0st oft twisted Scripture which they use to teach the damnable lie of eternal torment is actually a wonderful series of Scriptures that speak to the deep mystery of how salvation comes to the very Elect in this age. Being tormented in the presence of the holy angels and before the lamb is very good news, it is how salvation comes. Unbelievable to see this used to sell eternal damnation by carnal babes.

    Rev 14:9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
    Rev 14:10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:

    God’s Elect are the holy angels spoken of, they represent the body of Christ and as such are THE LAMB, THE CHRIST, they are such that die daily living as living sacrifices and filling up in the afflictions for the sake of the church. They are following their Lord the head of the Body. This is wonderful news and is how our old man is destroyed and our heavens are purged of all inequity and we are given dominion over sin. Yet Babylon cant see it, any of it, it is veiled from them.

    Rev 14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

    The smoke in the temple, which temple WE ARE (1 Cor 3:16) is the destruction of the old man, the burning up of the carnal mind and the lusts of the flesh. This is the glory of the Lord.

    Rev 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

    So we trust in the Lord for salvation and not ourselves and the delusion of free will. We learn patience in this process when being judged. The Lord will not take away our sin too quickly lest we be exalted. He promised to take the giants off our land little by little. But it is a blessing to be beheaded, to be slain for the Lord. The old man has to die for the new man to come forth. Blessed are they who die in the Lord from then on, because that means they are God’s very Elect!!!!

    Rev 14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

    When we know God is causing it all, we are at rest from our labours and we have entered into the Sabbath rest that remains for the people of God. Praise God.

    And then we see the Lord, we see Him in His body. The body of Christ, the Elect are the saviors that speak the words of fire (Jer 5:14) and reap the earth by the words of Christ. This Body is the fire that devours and consumes the adversaries of God.

    Rev 14:14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.
    Rev 14:15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.
    Rev 14:16 And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.

    This stuff is the good news. Yet I used to listen to false teachers like Milton Green and many others turn this into the eternal damnation lie. What utter nonsense.

    Oh thank God for this sickle being thrust into my earth and the earth of the other saints. This is how the earth is reaped and the new man is brought forth from the smoke.

    NO MAN CAN ENTER INTO CHRIST ANY OTHER WAY THAN THIS WAY. YOU SHALL SURELY DRINK.

    Rev 15:8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.

  61. SALVATION OF ALL MEN IS EVERYWHERE IN SCRIPTURE

    The Bible has such a simple good news message, yet it all is hidden in parable and language the carnal mind cannot see or understand. Jesus said a profound truth when speaking to the “religious” of his day and by extension the religious of every day, as His words is, was and willbe and never pass away. Christ said:

    Joh 9:39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.

    I am so thankful Christ first came to make me blind even though I claimed I saw. Because we must live by every word and must first fall away until we can be brought back into the truth and healed permanently. Being in Christ includes being the first man Adam ensnared in darkness an then also the second Adam the Lord from heaven being formed in us. Light and darkness in the same to God.

    Psa 139:12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.

    I say AMEN to Hannah’s prayer (given us in 1 SAM 2) which is the truth that FEW are given to see and even FEWER to believe.

    1Sa 2:2 There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.

    Christ coming to us to bring judgment will chop down the tall tree and self righteous beast we all are. Timber, the noise of the proud is going to cease and the Lord will humble us and that is the process of judgment within.

    1Sa 2:3 Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.

    The Lord will break the bonds of strength that we trust in when we are yet carnal. We trust in ourselves and worship the image of our beast we have exalted on God’s throne in our hearts. Christ is going to break that image just as the dream in Daniel 2 tells us. He will rebuild us by His strength once our land is cleared of Babylon’s idols.

    1Sa 2:4 The bows of the mighty men are broken, and they that stumbled are girded with strength.

    Being puffed up in Babylon (even after we think we left), trusting in our good works and ministry thinking serve God but all the while serving ourselves but not being able to see it in our blindness, we will be making and eating our own bread. This means we will have false doctrines, idols in our hearts, cankered Gold and these are the tares of the field that will need to be first gathered in burned in the day of our judgment and what a glorious day that will be

    1Sa 2:5 They that were full have hired out themselves for bread; and they that were hungry ceased: so that the barren hath born seven; and she that hath many children is waxed feeble.

    The Lord is sovereign over all. He kills us spiritually and He makes us alive spiritually as well as physically. He is Lord of all. Be brings us down to Hades with strong delusion following another jesus and a false gospel, trusting in our refuge of lies. Yet the same God that brings us down to the grave (not eternal torment) will bring us up in the last day appointed for us

    1Sa 2:6 The LORD killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.

    The Lord is doing it all and these words are primarily to be taken spiritually but sure they apply outwardly in the flesh too. Being Lord means He is Lord and works and causes ALL THINGS. If one is rich or poor, it is the Lord. If one is low or high, it is the Lord. So in due time, you and all men will stop judging men in the flesh. We will give God all the glory and all the credit for everything that happens. His will is being done period and not a bird falls from the sky outside of His will. Yet carnal men will dispute such basic truths and deny the Lord in their ignorance and that too, the strong delusion is of the Lord just as the Scriptures tell us.

    1Sa 2:7 The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.

    And this brings us to verse 8 which is another UNIVERSAL SALVATION verse if one has eyes to see. This verse is not speaking of some man over there, it is speaking ABOUT YOU and ME, ALL MEN. We are all poor of the dust. We are all beggars in the dunghill and HE MAKES us, He does not ask us, HE MAKES us lie down in His green pasture when our time comes.

    1Sa 2:8 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD’S, and he hath set the world upon them.

    No flesh is going to enter the kingdom of God and all men will know it when they enter in. Free will and other such delusions will be long forgotten when someone comes to know the true Jesus Christ. When the Lord starts this process, the wicked shall speak no more as when they are shown how blind they are like they will answer the same way Saul of Tarsus did in Acts 9. Go read it if you forgot.

    1Sa 2:9 He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

    What the Lord wants, the Lord gets. He wants salvation of all and it will happen, it has been promised, paid for and only awaits the appointed times of the Father.

    Job 23:13 But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth, even that he doeth.

    And Christ depends not one bit on the clay that is in His hands.

    Act 17:25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;

    Silly men that are yet carnal! Believe these truths if you can. The Lord has to give it to you by faith. All His enemies will be converted to His friends and by the process of His judgments in their earth, they too will learn the truth righteousness that only comes to us by the God given gift of faith.

    1Sa 2:10 The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken to pieces; out of heaven shall he thunder upon them: the LORD shall judge the ends of the earth; and he shall give strength unto his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed.

    For now, that gift has been given to very few, HIS ELECT, the horn of His anointed. We are being groomed to be kings and priests in service to Him during the coming Millenium. It is not any man being exalted, it is Christ in the man being exalted to His rightful place as LORD OF ALL.

  62. Coming to Our Place of Refuge

    Christ told the then carnal disciples to go tarry in the city of Jerusalem until they would be endued with power on high.

    Luk 24:49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.

    What is not widely understand is that these words of Christ are also spirit and the entire story is a parable that tells us the mysteries of the kingdom of God.

    Joh 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

    This word “tarry” is actually the Greek word kathizo and it really means to sit down. Of the 65 times it is used in the New Testament only once did the carnal minded translators use the word tarry to denote the meaning.

    G2523 kathizō Total KJV Occurrences: 65

    These words to us today tell us that have ears to hear that we need to go sit down in the heavenly city of Jerusalem until we are endued with power on high. This heavenly city is THE CHRIST, the very Body of Jesus and the one true church thru which He operates. It is necessary to spend the time sitting at the feet of Christ to be taught His true doctrines which provide the power upon high. This is the better part all of God’s Elect will do in their season, if they our really the Elect. They will stop being Martha’s and will be granted repentance from the dead works they do in Babylon.

    Luk 10:38 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.
    Luk 10:39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word.
    Luk 10:40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.
    Luk 10:41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:
    Luk 10:42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

    There is nothing wrong with service related works but understand they are not the greater works Christ spoke about us doing which is working in the spirit the true healings. When we are in Babylon, all of our works are dead works as we use them to justify ourselves but we know that even our righteousness, these works are filthy rags to God. The sacrifice He is looking for and makes us to in time, is a contrite spirit, a humble heart. Yet those dead works are very strong delusion to those not dragged thru the veil of flesh. Lord willing we all will be able to move beyond those basic milk doctrines but our walk starts when we start drinking in the sincere milk of the word rather than the lies of Babylon.

    Heb 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
    Heb 6:2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
    Heb 6:3 And this will we do, if God permit.

    Sitting at the feet of Christ is what tarrying in Jerusalem means if one has eyes to see. I have been granted the blessing and dragged to Mt. Zion and this city. I have been blessed to come to know many angels of God who speak words of fire and it is that devouring fire that is continuing to purge my heavens.

    Heb 12:22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
    Heb 12:23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven,

    We must have fervent fellowship for our process of salvation and overcoming the beast within to run its course. I have spoken with a few of you readers about that and myself am learning more and more the importance of fervent fellowship. Here is a verse that Babylonians will take to support their lie of eternal torment, yet they don’t even know that this verse is speaking of the good news and what results from fervent fellowship with likeminded believers that have the mind of Jesus Christ and speak His words and doctrines.

    Rev 14:9-10 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, 10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:

    This verse speaks of the old man of God’s Elect being destroyed and consumed in the fire of His word. For God’s Elect that is right now, judgment is now on the house of God, but for everyone else it will be in the lake of fire. The old man must die. The heavens within us must be purged and that only happens by the devouring fire of God’s words being spoken by His Christ. We should not forsake the assembling together and should make every opportunity to stay connected. I am writing this to myself as my own personal motivation.

    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.

    This is how we live by every word written in the lambs book of life. The carnal mind can be tempted to remove us from the presence of these angels and the words of fire and brimstone that are spoken by God’s Elect. But that purging is what we all need more than anything. It is by war in our heavens that salvation comes.

    Rev 12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels (THE CHRIST) fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
    Rev 12:8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
    Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
    Rev 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

    God’s Elect must like Paul and all men, go sit at the feet of Christ for His power to come upon us. The power is in the words that we hear with spiritual ears. Those words thru a process destroys our former life and the insatiable desire we all have to sin and lust after the things of this world. We indeed must decrease so Christ in us can increase and that is what takes time and we are delivered little by little. So that is how the true power comes and then after a little while God can really begin to use us. But there is not avoiding this tarrying in Jersualem.

    Gal 1:12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.

    The revelation of Jesus Christ is what teaches us the true gospel and the doctrines of Christ. We must come to know who Christ is and be taught of His Body and that is how we learn the truth. It is by the revelation of Jesus Christ which means so much more than the carnal mind will allow.

    Lastly I want to share some understanding that is helping me to stand firm and to press into for more fellowship.

    FELLOWSHIP IS OUR REFUGE – IT is being IN CHRIST

    Our refuge needs to be with CHRIST, with HIS BODY and it is a good thing to sit at the feet of Christ. It is so easy to get consumed by the affairs of this life and be troubled by many things and taking our eye off the prize. These OT verses about OUR REFUGE have taken on new meaning for me and I hope they speak to you. We have been given a place of refuge (also translated shelter, trust, hope) and that is Christ, His very Body.

    Pro_14:26 In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.

    Psa_46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

    Psa 61:3 For thou hast been a shelter (refuge) for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.

    Psa_46:7 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

    Psa_57:1 Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.

    Psa_59:16 But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.

    Psa_71:7 I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.

    Psa_91:9 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

    Psa_94:22 But the LORD is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.

    Psa_142:5 I cried unto thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.

    Isa_4:6 And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain.

    Jer_16:19 O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.

    Our God is a devouring fire. His words are what will purify us and cleans the temple within. Those that will be in this devouring, will actually be the devouring fire because of the words we speak.

    Jer 5:14 Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.

    Luke 12:49 I have come to cast fire upon the earth; and how I wish it were already kindled!

  63. We are born marred in the potters hands in sinful flesh that cannot inherit the kingdom of God.

    Ezekiel 16 speaks to the Lord’s plan of salvation for all men yet carnal eyes can’t see it. This chapter contains the story of Israel’s falling away and ultimate restoration which is the salvation of all men. The fullness of the Gentiles coming in is when this prophecy of Israel is fulfilled.

    Eze 16:55 When thy sisters, Sodom and her daughters, shall return to their former estate, and Samaria and her daughters shall return to their former estate, then thou and thy daughters shall return to your former estate.

    Even Sodom that was burned in false Babylonian doctrine by never ending hell fire is restored to God. Mercy indeed endures forever and salvation only waits the times appointed by God for all men.

    But if know who Israel really is in the Spirit, then we would know this also first speaks about the Elect and the process by which we come out marred in His hands, are called to Him then fall away and then dragged back to Him in fullness by the process of judgment. These passages like the rest of the bible tell us that can see and hear the things of the spirit that we are all conceived in sin and come into to this world as beasts full of lusts and the desires of the flesh.

    Eze 16:1 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
    Eze 16:2 Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations,
    Eze 16:3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto Jerusalem; Thy birth and thy nativity is of the land of Canaan; thy father was an Amorite, and thy mother an Hittite.

    We are born in the land of the FLESH, as Canaanites wherein also live the Amorites and the Hittites. These were not good people and were the enemy of Israel. If you study this you will see they occupied the mountains in Israel, which symbolize our carnal and fleshly idols. These symbols all speak of the battle within us, where the kingdom of God is, to clear the land and wipe out all the enemies and things that defile the temple of God. Yet carnal men continue to look outwardly, in the flesh and see a history lesson and they entirely miss the point of what is being said.

    This heritage of flesh must be destroyed off the land if we are to inherit the promises. All men are born of their father the devil and their mother the harlot. That is what is being said here.We all come into this world via a body of sinful flesh, the marred vessel of clay of Jeremiah 18. But the wise in the flesh can’t see it no matter how many times you show them plain Scripture. They are blinded by their pride which only the Lord can remove from their eyes.

    Jer 18:3 Then I went down to the potter’s house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.
    Jer 18:4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.

    These nations are within, in our hearts and minds and that is where the kingdom of God also is. Our lineage is the seed of the serpent of our father the devil, the 10 horned beast that later rises up and looks like a lamb but still speaks like a dragon. But flesh is not good and cannot inherit the kingdom and where carnal men continue to err is right there in Genesis 1.

    Gen 1:27 So God created (is creating) man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

    Gen 1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

    These verses have been translated by carnal minded men to fit their existing church doctrine. They don’t know of the principle that the sum of God’s word is truth and that no prophecy of Scripture can be used to make up its own doctrine. If they had eyes to see and ears to hear, they would have properly put these verses into perspective.

    God is creating man in His image but it is a two step process, first the flesh then the spirit. It is as plain as the nose on our faces but God has blinded billions to this simple truth who believe the lie of the fall of mankind. These words are just explained away or cannot be seen by those God has blinded.

    1Co 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
    1Co 15:46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
    1Co 15:47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.
    1Co 15:48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
    1Co 15:49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
    1Co 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption

    Secondly, God seeing what He made as very good does not mean He was finished. His standard is perfection and we will not be perfect until our third day, just as Jesus Christ was not perfected till then,

    Luk 13:32 And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.

    The tree of the knowledge of good and evil and the crooked serpent were put there in the garden and they were very good for the purposes God made them. That is what is being said in Genesis 1 as the rest of the Bible makes perfectly clear.

    Job 26:13 By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked serpent.

    Is the devil good? No, but the Lord formed the devil on purpose and the serpent serves the purposes he was made for very well. God is the perfect maker of crooked serpents. But back to Ezek 16 and the words of how God’s Elect come into this world.

    Eze 16:4 And as for thy nativity, in the day thou wast born thy navel was not cut, neither wast thou washed in water to supple thee; thou wast not salted at all, nor swaddled at all.

    The umbilical cord with the sinful flesh was not cut when we were born, it was left attached it says right here. It says we are not yet salted with the Spirit of god and are bloody in our red stained sin and we have no clothing on, we are naked (sinful) and do not even know it.

    Gen 2:25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

    Rev 3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
    Rev 3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

    And the Lord has our new man within as the apple of His eye. That is what God is saving, not the old man. The old man, the Lord will not pity when He brings judgment upon us, He will utterly destroy the first man Adam in order to bring out the second Adam.

    Eze 16:5 None eye pitied thee, to do any of these unto thee, to have compassion upon thee; but thou wast cast out in the open field, to the lothing of thy person, in the day that thou wast born.
    Eze 16:6 And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted in thine own blood, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live; yea, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live.

    When we first come to God our beastly nature receives a deadly wound yet we go right on into Babylon as we must live by every word God spoke. There we take God’s gold and silver and wrap it around our idols of heart. These idols of hearts are our false doctrines and the trusting in our self righteousness.

    Eze 16:15 But thou didst trust in thine own beauty, and playedst the harlot because of thy renown, and pouredst out thy fornications on every one that passed by; his it was.
    Eze 16:16 And of thy garments thou didst take, and deckedst thy high places with divers colours, and playedst the harlot thereupon: the like things shall not come, neither shall it be so.
    Eze 16:17 Thou hast also taken thy fair jewels of my gold and of my silver, which I had given thee, and madest to thyself images of men, and didst commit whoredom with them,

    But the Lord will not strive with man forever and eventually our day of judgment will come as written in our book.

    Eze 16:38 And I will judge thee, as women that break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will give thee blood in fury and jealousy.

    O Praise God for these wonderful works to the children of men. I have been praying the Lord to crush the old me and grind that beast to powder. He is answering that prayer, which is consistent with His will and how we are delivered. It hurts but I am learning more and more to count it all as joy knowing what the Lord is working.

    Giving up this flesh is not easy. We will mourn and grumble over the process but it is in that process of the fiery trials that we will learn righteousness and be taught of the Lord.

    Isa 26:9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

    It is a blessing when the judgment of God has fallen upon you, to begin the process of destroying your old man and carnal mind. That is how salvation comes and is the mystery of how Christ is formed in us.

  64. You are welcome Rose. We have been given an amazing gift and a great ministry to serve the Living God, who operates thru Christ. Coming to know who Jesus Christ is has put everything in its proper place. I plan to expand upon this soon and make it a permanent post, they are many more symbols, I find them every day as I grow in knowledge. All the Scriptures speak to and about God’s Elect. I had not replied to your email and meant to but you sure stirred up a lot of good a few weeks back. I praise God for what He is doing in your life and mine. Hope to meet you one day soon in the clay Lord willing.

    Your brother in Christ. Pete

  65. Brother Pete, Thank you for your post on March 17,2014 regarding Thirty Nine symbols of God’s Elect. It is very helpful in understanding the spiritual language of the scriptures. I shared it with a brother in Christ who has just started finding himself being deceived. I pray The Lord heals him for His body’s sakes and leads him to all truth.
    Thank you very much. May The Lord bless you even more.
    Your grateful sister in Christ
    Rose

  66. The Scriptures are written in a deep parable that none of us will ever understand until faith is given to us in due time. My purposes are to kindle a fire in those of you God is dragging to Himself. To those not now being dragged to Christ, me and all of God’s Elect will be considered fools and our words won’t be received by those God has not opened their ears and prepared their hearts. These Scriptures speak of this immutable truth.

    Psa 10:17 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

    Eze 20:49 Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! they say of me, Doth he not speak parables?

    1Co 4:10 We are fools for Christ’s sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised.

    It is these few to which these words are resonating with and they see it in the Scriptures that I am looking to find and have more fellowship with. A servant of the Lord will not be engaged in strife and quarrels with those God has blinded and is not now dragging to Himself. Hence a new comment policy is strictly enforced after the second admonition.

    God has chosen to use a multitude of different words and symbols to hide the teachings regarding His people. We should know that is the Lord’s purposes and plans, to speak in parables so as to hide the meaning from all men except for the chosen few.

    Rom 11:7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded

    Let’s review at a very high level THIRTY NINE symbols for God’s Elect. There are many more as God’s people in this age is the subject of all Scripture as it reveals Jesus Christ who is both the first Adam, the marred vessel of clay and the second Adam, the Lord from heaven.

    Church – The church spoken of is God’s Elect. The apostate church is the woman in the wilderness being fed of God but yet carnal. From this apostate woman, the harlot, will come forth the Man Child, the Elect in due time.

    Mat 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

    The true church is God’s Elect and they have to go into Babylon and then come out when dragged out. We see this all over, even where Isaac was told to go to Babylon to get his wife (the harlot).

    Gen 25:20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.

    Israel – Israel is God’s people, the chosen few and we know they are not the people of the flesh. One must come to understand why the old testament is there. Please see 1 Cor 10:11 and 1 Peter 1:12 to know why it is there. All the stories about Israel are speaking about God’s Elect, every one of them!!!!

    Elect or Election – Anyplace you see Elect or Election as in the Romans 11:7 verse, this is speaking about the chosen few that will be dragged out of the many called.

    2Jn_1:1 The elder unto the elect lady (THE CHURCH) and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth

    Chosen Ones – The chosen ones are God’s Elect. Chosen not based on merit but simply by the will of God.

    Eph 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

    Bride of Christ – God’s Elect are the bride of Christ and will be purified thru the process of sanctification that comes by being judged now. This is how we obtain the fine linen and jewels ordained for the bride of Christ.

    Rev 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

    Body of Christ – Even Babylon throws around this term not knowing who it really refers to. But the Body of Christ is in fact God’s very Elect and He is their head and He sits on top of them as Lord. Christ is speaking about His Body taking care of His Body in this parable about the Alabaster jar.

    Mat_26:12 For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial.
    Eph 5:30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

    Mother of Jesus – The Body of Christ is the mother of Jesus as it is thru us that all new born babes are birthed. Physical things tells us how things work in the spirit world as Romans 1:20 attests. The carnal mind struggles thinking of Christ in terms of all these symbols but cannot see past the letter.

    Mat 12:50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister,and mother.

    Wife of Jesus – In the same way Christ is the wife of God and come forth from God, we are Christ’s wife as we came forth from Christ.

    Eph 5:31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
    Eph 5:32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

    Son of God – Jesus was the first born of many brethren. Every one God loves as a son, He scourges and chastens with His judgment.

    Angels or Messengers – The Elect are angels and messengers. We are the seven angels who reveal Jesus Christ to the lost house of Israel in the appointed time.

    Rev 22:8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship beforethe feet of the angel which shewed me these things.
    Rev 22:9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.

    Servant – The angels of God serve Him and do the ministry of the tabernacle.

    Heb 1:7 And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.

    Feet of God – Once we understand that as His Father sent Him, so Christ sends His Elect, we have no problem understanding that we are His feet, his hands, his mouth, his eyes, his ears – HIS VERY BODY on this earth thru which He does His work.

    Rev 1:15 And his feet like unto fine copper, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.

    Hands of God – Isa_29:23 But when he seeth his children, the work of mine hands, in the midst of him, they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear the God of Israel.

    Pillars of Temple – God’s Elect are the pillars that hold of the Temple and thru which all that come to God must pass.

    Rev 3:12 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

    The Door into Temple – The Elect are the door by which all pass to enter into the kingdom of God.

    Joh 10:2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
    Joh 10:3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.
    Joh 10:7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.

    Shepherds – Joh 10:2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.

    Saviors – God’s Elect as the Christ of Christ are the saviors thru which God will save all in due time.

    Rom 11:31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.

    Oba 1:21 And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD’S.

    Judges – God’s Elect will judge the world at the white throne judgment because we would have already been judged.

    1Co 6:2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
    1Co 6:3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?

    Lake of Fire – God’s Elect are in fact the lake of fire. It is this small group that speak the words of God that will judge everyone on their last day.

    Jer 5:14 Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.

    Rev 11:5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.

    Priests – As God’s priests we are the only ones equipped to handle the service of the tabernacle and the instruments of the temple of God.

    Rev 1:6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

    Lev 6:9 Command Aaron and his sons, saying, This is the law of the burnt offering: It is the burnt offering, because of the burning upon the altar all night unto the morning, and the fire of the altar shall be burning in it.
    Lev 6:13 The fire shall ever be burning upon the altar; it shall never go out.

    Kings – We will rule with Christ during the Millennium.

    Rev 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them:

    Mat 19:28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

    Sons of Aaron – Sons of Aaron is bible speak in the OT for God’s Elect. Big difference between the Sons of Aaron and the Levites. The Levites are the many called that serve the tabernacle in the flesh and the sons of Aaron are God’s Very Elect who go in the holy of holies and eat their meals there at the altar. The many called have no right to eat at this altar, it is only for the priests.

    Heb 13:10 We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle.

    Cherubim – We are these creatures with the flaming sword that guard the way to the tree of life

    Gen 3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

    Seraphim – We are the serpents lifted up on the pole in the wilderness by which if a man will look upon, he shall be saved.

    Isa 6:1 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.
    Isa 6:2 Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.

    Whirling Wheels and Creatures of Ezekiel 1 and 10

    Eze 1:5 Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man.
    Eze 1:6 And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings.
    Eze 1:7 And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf’s foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass.
    Eze 1:8 And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings.

    The Christ – We are the Christ. As He is so are we in this world. When we are persecuted, it is Jesus Christ they are persecuting.

    Act 4:26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.

    Rev 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

    Act 9:4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

    Man Child – A few will come out of Babylon, these are the man child that are brought out of the woman in the wilderness

    Rev 12:5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne

    Apple of His Eye – Zec_2:8 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.

    Clouds – Christ went into His clouds when He ascended and sits there now in the heavens within

    Act 1:9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. CARNAL EYES CANNOT SEE THESE CLOUDS, to them it is darkness

    Exo 14:20 And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night.

    Heb 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

    Witnesses -Isa_43:10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.

    Brother or Sister – Mat 12:50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

    Called, Chosen and Faithful – Rev 17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

    Saints – Saints are not made by men as the Catholic church teaches, God chooses His saints.

    Deu_33:3 Yea, he loved the people; all his saints are in thy hand: and they sat down at thy feet; every one shall receive of thy words.

    Psa_50:5 Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.

    Here is a great one speaking of the mystery of us being crucified (dying) with Christ.

    Psa_116:15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

    Psa_132:9 Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy.

    BEASTS – All men are beasts but when these beasts become domesticated and are seen sitting around the throne of God, then you can be sure this speaks of God’s Very Elect.

    Rev 5:8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.

    Prophets – The Elect are God’s prophets. He speaks thru them, they are His Body and His mouth.

    Deu_18:15 The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;
    Deu_18:18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.

    Jer 5:14 Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.

    The 144,000 – The few chosen to be God’s Elect and which are represented by all these symbols covered in this post are the mysterious 144,000. This is all proven by the numbers represented in 144,000, 12 being the number of foundation and 10 the perfection of the flesh. S0 12×12 (2 witnesses) X 10 X 10 X 10 (thru judgments symbolized by the number 3) = 144,000. The Elect have been redeemed BY JUDGMENT, salvation comes no other way. We are the first to be judged, it begins at HIS HOUSE.

    Rev 7:4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

    And more info is given on the journey of the 144K

    Rev 7:13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?
    Rev 7:14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

    THESE WERE CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST!!! Their old man having been destroyed by fire.

    FirstFruits – God’s Elect are a type of firstfruits and we see this even in the first verse of the bible which speaks of our creation. The word beginning is actually the word for firstfruits.

    Gen 1:1 In the FIRSTFRUITS (beginning) God created the heaven and the earth.

    ALL MEN – Jesus Christ is all men in actuality. In the end, at the restitution of all things when the kingdoms of this world are turned back over to God the Father by Jesus our Lord. Then will all men be in God and He in us and hence will be the people of God. We are all Christ’s offspring, He is in us and we are in Him. He is the first and the last. He is the first Adam and the second Adam.

    1Co 15:46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
    1Co 15:47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.
    1Co 15:48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
    1Co 15:49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

    Mat 25:40 And 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.

    So I hope some carnal thinking gets cracked open by understanding the breadth and depth of who is Jesus Christ. Very few know Him, the multitudes truly know another jesus than the one hidden in the pages of Scriptures from carnal eyes and ears. Here is who Jesus is and what He is doing to the clay He gave life to and who He Christ is remaking all in due time.

    Isa 64:8 But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.

    Rev 21:5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

    Act 17:28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

    Joh 15:5 I 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.

    The Lord has to give us eyes to see and even grant to us the ability to repent of our false witness and blaspheming His name with our carnal doctrines of eternal hell and free will. May that day be today for someone.

    Act 11:18 When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles GRANTED (NOT FREE WILL) repentance unto life.

  67. Sharing some wise words from a dear brother in the Christ.

    The Word, which is Christ is within all those who are His body. That same Word is also called ‘fire‘ in the scriptures and lo and behold, that fire is found in the same place Christ and His Word are to be found:

    Jer 5:14 Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.

    Rev 11:5 And if any man will hurt them [God’s witnesses], fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.

    Christ made clear that it would be “the words I have spoken” which would judge all men:

    Joh 12:48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

    So Christ’s words are fire in the mouths of His elect, and we are all being judged by that very same fire now in this age: The Body of Christ IS CHRIST and it is thru that fellowship that we wash others feet with the fire that is THE WORD.

    1Co 3:13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.
    1Co 3:14 If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
    1Co 3:15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

    Our works are tried and judged by the “word that [Christ] has spoken”. Those words are ‘fire’ in the mouths of His witnesses, and the lake of ‘fire’ is what purifies all those who are raised up at the “great white throne… judgment”.

    Rev 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
    Rev 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
    Rev 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
    Rev 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
    Rev 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

    The great sea of all of humanity is cast into the “lake of fire” where “the dead [are] judged out of the things which were written in the books”, and that is where “every man will be… saved yet so as by fire” (1Co 3:15).

    So who will dwell comfortably in the fire?

    Isa 33:14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?
    Isa 33:15 He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;

    It will be “he that walks righteously” and what we know about those who will be discerning what is right and what is not right at that time are those who speak often one to another as we do here in this fellowship of other brothers and sisters who have the fiery words of judgment in their mouths:

    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.
    Mal 3:17 And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.
    Mal 3:18 Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.

    Discerning between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serves God and him that serves Him not” is what the great white throne judgment and the lake of fire is all about.

    What a blessing it is to have been chosen to dwell in this fire now and to be the fire and the very judges of this world in the ages to come. Contrary to carnal thoughts, knowing who we are in Christ does not lead to a eat, drink and be merry attitude, it leads to trembling at His word and pressing onward and upward for the higher calling for which we have been chosen. May we be found faithful or as Christ said worthy to stand with Him on that day.

    Rev 17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

    Php 3:13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
    Php 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

    I am just in awe of what the Lord is doing in my life and the life of those I have come to know and share the mind of Christ.

  68. The entire Bible is a parable from Genesis to Revelation. The bible does not mean what it says, it means what it means. And that meaning must be given to us by the Lord. It only is given to us by the gift of faith and the accompanying ears to hear. To the rest of mankind it is simply not given to them.

    Mat 13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

    All that Christ said and did, were parables, every single act in the old and the new testament. I never saw that in times past despite much study and reading, when processing thru the veil of flesh, we simply can’t see it. Sometimes we get a little glimpse of it just to get puffed up and think we know something. But when the real thing comes, we are humbled at how blind we really were.

    Mar 4:11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:

    The Scriptures really begin to open up when we understand it is all a parable written using types and symbols and the very events and acts themselves are parables. They were real events but the spiritual message for God’s Elect is hidden from carnal eyes in the parable. That is the way of the Lord. When Christ comes to us, He opens His mouth and speaks in these parables but also privately gives us the understanding. He speaks thru parables and actions are louder than words!

    Psa 78:1 Maschil of Asaph. Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
    Psa 78:2 I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:

    The many called can’t get the understanding, they don’t see nor hear despite having the desire and the zeal to do so. It is simply because many are called and only few are chosen.

    Luk 10:23 And he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see:
    Luk 10:24 For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

    All the words of the Bible are Spirit and should primarily be applied inwardly as words we will live in due time. Yet the carnal mind will always look outside itself and miss the whole point and not see thru the veil of flesh.

    Joh 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

    This begins in the first sentence of the Bible. The Bible is written for and to the Israel of God. It is written to and for God’s very Elect. It is written about Christ and His Body which are these same Elect. Just look at the first passage of Scripture.

    Gen 1:1 In the beginning (H7225) God created the heaven and the earth.

    All of these words are spirit. Heaven and earth refer to the inner things of God’s Elect. We are the earth and heaven, which is where God’s kingdom is, is inside of us. Sure there is some outward application to the natural but this chapter is primarily as all Scripture about the inner things of the Spirit. Look at this words translated beginning. Do you know this very same Hebrew word is translated into several other english words as the KJV Concordance shows.

    H7225
    ראשׁית
    rê’shı̂yth
    Total KJV Occurrences: 53
    beginning, 18
    Gen_1:1 (2), Gen_10:10, Gen_49:3, Deu_11:12, Deu_21:17, Job_8:7, Job_42:12, Psa_111:10, Pro_1:7, Pro_8:22, Pro_17:14, Ecc_7:8, Isa_46:10, Jer_28:1 (3), Jer_49:34, Mic_1:13

    first, 11
    Exo_23:19, Exo_34:26, Num_15:20-21 (2), Num_24:20, Deu_18:4, Deu_26:2, Deu_33:21, Eze_44:30 (2), Hos_9:10

    firstfruits, 11
    Lev_2:12, Lev_23:10, Num_18:12, Deu_26:10, 2Ch_31:5, Neh_10:37, Neh_12:44, Pro_3:9, Jer_2:3, Eze_20:40, Eze_48:14

    chief, 8
    1Sa_15:21, Job_40:19, Psa_78:51, Psa_105:36, Jer_49:35, Dan_11:41, Amo_6:1, Amo_6:6

    chiefest, 1
    1Sa_2:29

    firstfruit, 1
    Deu_18:4

    much, 1
    2Ki_12:10

    principal, 1
    Pro_4:7

    time, 1
    Hos_9:10

    Counting first, firsfruits and firstfruit, 22 of 53 times this word rê’shı̂yth is translated as firstfruits. God’s Elect are the firstfruits. That terms is just one of scores of symbols used to describe the Elect. This is hidden, a deep mystery that carnal eyes cannot see.

    1Co_15:20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

    1Co_16:15 I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,)

    Jas_1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

    Rev_14:4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.

    So the very first sentence in the Bible says that in God’s Elect, the Lord created the heaven and the earth. And the sum of thy word tells us His plan for that heaven and that earth. He is in charge of every aspect of it and stretched it forth as He pleases. Oh the folly of carnal men and their delusion of free will.

    Here is a sampling of God molding and shaping the heavens as the Potter. This is molding and shaping His Elect, the clay into the vessels He has chosen them to be.

    Isa_1:2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.

    Isa_42:5 Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:

    Isa_44:24 Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;

    Isa_51:16 And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people.

    Isa_55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

    Here is a sampling of God molding and shaping the Earth as the Potter. A new earth is being made which His Elect shall inherit as they are given dominion over sin. They shall reign on the earth.

    Jer 22:29 O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD.

    Isa 1:2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.

    Isa_4:2 In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel.

    Isa_6:3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. (The Elect who have matured in Christ, sin has not dominion anymore)

    Isa_8:22 And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.

    Isa_14:7 The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they break forth into singing. (Entered into Christ the Sabbath that remains for the people of God)

    What a revelation when we know the entire Bible is a parable and all the words are spirit. When we approach the word of God with these principles in mind and remember how the Holy Spirit teaches, then we can really grow quickly in the true knowledge of Christ.

    1Co 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

    The Lord has to give us the ability to understand this and we will be taught by the teachers the Lord has put into His Body which have walked before us. They will show us these things. It is an insidious doctrine that has ensnared many that take 1 John 2:27 out of context and claim there are not teachers in the church. There is much work to do within THE BODY to bring them to maturity.

    Eph 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
    Eph 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

    1Co 12:28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
    1Co 12:29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?
    1Co 12:30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?
    1Co 12:31 But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.

    Here is who the teachers will be. They will be the angels, the messengers of Christ who bring to us the revelation of Jesus Christ.

    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.

  69. Jesus Christ comes to make those that claim they see His truths blind and give sight to those that admit they are blind.

    Joh 9:39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.

    A day will come when we will be exposed and ashamed at the blaspheming we did in being deceived and deceiving others. When our blindness is removed, we will see our nakedness and the wretched man we truly are in these vessels of clay. This is how God brings His Elect out of the darkness and refines them in the fire of His word.

    Zec 13:4 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the prophets shall be ashamed every one of his vision, when he hath prophesied; neither shall they wear a rough garment to deceive:
    Zec 13:5 But he shall say, I am no prophet, I am an husbandman; for man taught me to keep cattle from my youth.
    Zec 13:6 And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.

    We will learn that we have become a sacrifice unto the Lord as His Body. We must lose our life to gain it and be crucified with Christ. This is done by awakening a sword against our house and we the shepherd’s of the Lord shall be scattered and His hands will come to us and guide us as babes in Christ.

    Zec 13:7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.

    The shepherd’s of the Lord are those that hear His word and have come thru the door that is Christ.

    Joh 10:2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
    Joh 10:3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.

    The carnal mind and our Babylonian beliefs will be cut off from our land and the remaining part will be purified by the fire of God’s word. This is how we will be sanctified in the day of the Lord.

    Zec 13:8 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.
    Zec 13:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.

  70. DJ, I too used to be mesmerized with the things Marianne puts on her popular heavenawaits web site. I used to post often there before I was converted and given ears to hear and eyes to see. So I know exactly where you are at in that regard as we all are living the one event and I was given to beat you to that spot in God’s word.

    Ecc 9:2 All things come alike to all: there is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked; to the good and to the clean, and to the unclean; to him that sacrificeth, and to him that sacrificeth not: as is the good, so is the sinner; and he that sweareth, as he that feareth an oath.

    Here is the ONE EVENT

    Mat 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

    So know that I will not argue with you but I am giving you a truthful and sincere response to your position. Whether you receive or not is up to the Lord. You posted a comment here with links to Youtube video and your own article that speak to outward physical signs and use those things to point to the physical return of Christ and some late breaking revival. By doing so, you are missing and steering people off in the wrong direction and so I allowed those links to use them as a teaching moment for the truth.

    Those outwards physical signs and wonder pursuits that the man in your video and men like Ron Wyatt and even on Marianne’s website chase after, are all fleshly pursuits. God is not in the business of leaving and giving physical signs to bring the masses of people to Christ. He is appearing to VERY FEW in each generation and He comes as a thief in the night. AT midnight, the time of strong delusion when we least expect Him. This appearing is all inwardly in the heavens that are within.

    Luk 17:20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
    Luk 17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

    Here is a link to an article on where heaven is. http://iswasandwillbe.com/whatwhereheaven.php

    It is essential that one learn to approach the word of God knowing that all the words are in Spirit and the acts are in parables. I just posted a big comment on this very topic tonight.

    Joh 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

    So when Christ says He comes in the night, He is not speaking about physical darkness, He is speaking about His coming SUDDENLY to us when we are walking in strong delusion, in spiritual darkness. We will think we see and know not we are blind, naked and miserable and then in an instant a light comes on and Christ is there.

    1Th 5:2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.

    2Pe 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

    Mat 24:50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
    Mat 24:51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

    And the Lord when He comes personally and individually to us, He appears in heaven, which is in our hearts and minds. He comes to bring judgment in the last age, and that is how the new man will be formed. But all of this outward focused stuff is of the flesh. The ones Christ has blessed with the gift of faith, will not be given signs as the story of Thomas made clear.

    Joh 20:29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

    We are saved BY HOPE and hope that is seen by seeing a physical ARK of the OT, is not hope and that is all one big deception. STAY AWAY

    Rom 8:24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
    Rom 8:25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

    Finally, just accept the words of the Lord. He said NO SIGN SHALL BE GIVEN except the sign of Jonas.

    Mat 16:4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.

    And here is more info on what this ONE SIGN will be.

    Mat 12:39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:
    Mat 12:40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

    The one sign is when Christ appears to us to bring judgment. It begins at the house of God (The Elect 1 Peter 4:17). We will not know He is the Lord until this event comes to us. These words of Christ are a parable and have been misinterpreted by all in Babylon. What Christ said is the only sign HE gives us is when HE appears in our heavens (minds and hearts) to bring judgment to us. Here is a link to a wonderful article that will explain this to you. I hope you are given the ears to hear it and the faith to receive it and the Lord will lead you away from this outward focus. The words of God are living words, we will live them and you should be looking inwardly in your heaven, your heart and mind for the things of God.

    http://www.iswasandwillbe.com/Was_Christ_Three_Days_And_Three_Nights_In_The_Grave.php

    The Lord uses outward signs and miracles, not to confirm His word, but to blind and keep blind the multitudes that walk after the flesh. These are considered lying signs and wonders in that they keep us in our carnal state from seeing the truth of God’s word. Strong delusion is an understatement. DO not get caught up in this OUTWARD stuff, that is the all leading away from Christ.

    2Th 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, (i.e. seeing a physical ARK, finding chariots in red sea, linking the Washington monument to Egyptian sun gods, etc)
    2Th 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
    2Th 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

    I will leave you with one example. When we look outwardly and judge in the flesh and walk by sight and not by faith, this is what happens. The context is Peter being called out to walk on the water to Christ.

    Mat 14:30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.

    As soon as Peter focused on the external environment and NOT CHRIST, his faith diminished and he sank into the water, which is all just a parable telling us that when we do the same, we will be in the flesh (the sea).

    Mar 4:11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, ALL THESE THINGS ARE DONE IN PARABLES:

    And the reason for the parables DJ is not to make the meaning clear, it is to hide the truth from the multitudes that call themselves by Christ name. Go read Matthew 13:9-14, John 12:38-42, Romans 11:7-9 for starters.

    I hope you are led to see where your focus must be. I listened to some of the video and I did not hear the voice of Christ in the message.

    Joh 10:5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.

    This man’s reasoning while logical to the carnal mind is deception and I urge you to flee from such idolatry. The Lord will turn us over to the idols of our heart and if this is one then we can be sure we will be deceived by it.

    Eze 14:4 Therefore speak unto them, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Every man of the house of Israel that setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to the prophet; I the LORD will answer him that cometh according to the multitude of his idols;

    Lastly your comment indicated an expectation that Jesus was going to wake up His church in the end, implying a big revival. That is not the truth as the sum of thy word tell us. It is not God’s plan to save many in this age, only a very few, that are called His Elect, The Body of Christ, the Bride etc. All men will be saved in the end but in the order appointed by God. That order is as follows:

    1Co 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
    1Co 15:23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.
    1Co 15:24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.

    For now and in each generation, only few there be shall find the way into the kingdom. That is God’s plans as set forth in the Scriptures properly dividing by those with ears to hear. Few will be able to receive it because…

    Mat 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.

    I really encourage you to read the articles and the links I posted before you even attempt to respond back. It would be best if you take this private and send me an email at peter.wilson@cox.net when you are ready for more dialog.

    Your brother in Christ, Pete

  71. Pete,

    Paul tells the wise to be filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18). In Isaiah 11:2-3, we find the 7 Spirits of God:

    1) The Lord
    2) Fear
    3) Knowledge
    4) Council
    5) Might
    6) Understanding
    7) Wisdom

    Jesus told His followers (disciples) that the Spirit of Truth (the fullness of the list above) will come to them.

    “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come” (John 16:13, ESV).

    I give thanks to the Lord for sending the Spirit of Truth. “He who has ears to hear, let him hear” (Matthew 11:15, 13:9).

    More to the point of this reply/comment would be this passage:

    “He who is able to hear – let him listen to and give heed to what the Spirit says…” (Revelation 2 and 3).

    I think Jonathan Kleck was able to hear, gave heed and shared that message in video presentations.

    The following is additional evidence of the Spirit working in these last days, which I’ll share with you.

    In the coming months, the Ark of the Covenant will be revealed to the world, including to those buried in theological scholarship.

    The Ark is a witness (evidence) of the promise of God (Old and New).

    The bringing forth of the Ark will be a significant event and message, awakening His Church from a dead sleep…like the 12 year old girl (virgin asleep not dead) who’s father was the ruler of the synagogue and maybe he was buried in scholarship (Mark 5:35-43).

    How do I know? It is by the Spirit of Truth. Please read the article within this link.

    http://heavenawaits.wordpress.com/the-lost-ark-god-forbid/

    Blessings
    Psalm 1

  72. The entire Bible is read by billions of people every year. It is the most read book on the planet but is the least understood. The carnal mind of men believe that anyone can just pick of the book and read it and thereby learn the things of God. But such is not the truth, that is carnal logic and men who follow such logic can have many degrees or think themselves knowledgeable in the Scriptures; but they won’t know any truth. Only those who “hear” the words of God spiritually will be taught of God the deep mysteries of the kingdom.

    Joh 6:45 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.

    And all the words of the Bible are God’s word and they are not literal words, they are all spiritual words.

    Joh 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

    You have to hear in Spirit in order to learn the word of God. None of us will accept these truths before the Lord reveals Himself to us in our appointed time. We like even the Apostles will say we understand, even vehemently, but we will understand nothing.

    Joh 12:16 These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified(IN THEM WHEN THEY WERE GIVEN THE HOLY SPIRIT), then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him.

    We can’t do any of Christ’s work until we are converted. We first must know Christ in the flesh, being yet carnal and yet His word having no place in us. Only when the gift of faith comes within by the gift of God will we even begin to understand the mysteries of the kingdom. Peter knew Christ in the flesh but was yet carnal when Jesus said these words to him. They apply to us all, we will live by every one of them.

    Luk 22:32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.

    Such spiritual words are only spiritually discerned and this comes just to the few (God’s Elect) given the faith of Christ and ears to hear. The Holy Spirit teaches us not by comparing spiritual to physical as we all will naturally do when we are carnal; but instead with God given ears to hear, we are taught to compare spiritual to spiritual. Of course all of this will be nonsense to the carnal minded.

    1Co 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
    1Co 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

    We all say we understand and really believe it when we are still carnal.

    Mat_13:51 Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.

    Mar_9:32 But they understood not that saying, and were afraid to ask him.

    Luk_2:50 And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.

    Luk_9:45 But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them, that they perceived it not: and they feared to ask him of that saying.

    Luk_18:34 And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.

    Joh_8:27 They understood not that he spake to them of the Father.

    Joh_10:6 This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.

    Act_7:25 For he supposed his brethren would have understood how that God by his hand would deliver them: but they understood not.

    And that is the way it is today. God must open eyes and ears but the pride of man cannot accept that. This is one reason, why God’s Elect who have ears to hear and eyes to see are so hated. People accuse us of bring prideful but they are the ones that are prideful. We speak the truths that it is God giving us ears to hear and God giving us the revelation, and we ourselves take no credit. It is all a gift from God.

    Mat 13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

    Any mature disciple indeed won’t look down on those God has blinded because it is not their fault in the same way it was not our fault when we ourselves were blind before the revelation of Jesus Christ.

    Joh 12:39 Therefore they could not believe (even if they tried), because that Esaias said again,
    Joh 12:40 He (GOD) hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.

    Which is exactly what Christ said He came to do.

    Joh 9:39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.

    The Lord has not changed, these words above and below will never pass away. They are to be lived by all men.

    Rom 11:7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded
    Rom 11:8 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.

    So the enmity that comes between those that see and those that do not is given by God. This is part of the inward cross that we carry and in due time, we learn to stand in this furnace or affliction and rejection and still rejoice. The scoffers and mockers will be everywhere as we testify to the truth and especially of our own household, physical and spiritual, just as Christ said.

    Mat 10:36 And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.

    And we learn and understand with time why Babylon has no use for these words of Christ it is because they cannot receive His word because the carnal mind is at enmity with God. This is all of us until our day of judgment comes and we are given ears to hear.

    Joh 8:43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
    Joh 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

    I am truly learning to count this all as great joy for the confirmation of what the Lord is doing. We are told nobody will believe these truths even if you tell them straight up, which I and all of God’s Elect will at first try to explain. They will continue to perish until their day of judgment arrives and then they will join us in understanding the ways of the Lord.

    Act 13:41 Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe, though a man declare it unto you.

    The pride of man hates the word ELECT. It sounds so exalting and self righteous, yet that is the word the Holy Spirit chose to define the one true Israel. It is used interchangeably as CHOSEN OR ELECTION.

    G1589
    eklogē
    ek-log-ay’
    From G1586; (divine) selection (abstractly or concretely): – chosen, election.

    1Th 1:4 Knowing, brethren beloved, your election (G1589) of God.

    There is also sister word G1588 used to designate God’s Elect in the New Testament

    G1588
    eklektos
    ek-lek-tos’
    From G1586; select; by implication favorite: – chosen, elect.

    Mat 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen (G1588).

    The word for CHURCH is actually based on these same words and when used refers to God’s Elect or assemblies and is based on the words that relate to a calling out. God’s Elect are certainly called out of this world, they no longer fit in and consider themselves aliens and strangers in a foreign land.

    G1577
    ekklēsia
    ek-klay-see’-ah
    From a compound of G1537 and a derivative of G2564; a calling out, that is, (concretely) a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation (Jewish synagogue, or Christian community of members on earth or saints in heaven or both): – assembly, church.

    God’s Elect go by many names in Scripture. The bride of Christ, Israel, the church, God’s witnesses, angels, Jacob, Zion, the Christ, saints, the body and several others figures are used to symbolize the Elect in the sum of God’s word. That is beyond the scope of this post.

    The Elect of God who are given to handle the true instruments of God’s temple (i.e. HIS WORD) will be humbled and will be made poor in Spirit as their judgments progress and Christ increases in them. We won’t be boasting about anything but we will know at what table (altar) we are eating our spiritual food. It was not us but God who says these carnal multitudes that say they see have no right to eat at this table.

    Heb 13:10 We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle.

    The carnal multitudes in Babylon serve God and His tabernacle in the flesh with their many good works. But they don’t know the better part which is to sit at the feet of “Christ” and hear His word. Christ implores us to hear many times as in these examples which illustrate that those who take the Bible literally have no chance to understand who Christ is and know His plan for the ages.

    Mat 13:9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

    Isa 1:2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth:

    Jer 22:29 O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD.

    If one does not know what the earth represents in spiritual terms or what and where is heaven, then these words mean virtually nothing to the reader.

    Nobody is boasting by speaking these truths. We will be hated for speaking the true word of God and I am learning that first hand and maturing in when to speak and when to stay silent, knowing I cannot give this to anyone.

    Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
    Eph 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

    But the carnal mind would say I am bragging by speaking these things. But I do no such thing. I am reminded every day of the wretchedness that lives in me and this sinful ball of flesh called my body. The only thing that keeps me from evil is the mercy of the Lord who direct my every steps. If we are afraid to say we are God’s Elect, then we are not God’s Elect. Pleasing men never pleases God.

    Psa 107:2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so

    “Christ” will reveal the understanding of the Bible to us. No man can open the book to our understanding. Only Christ can do it.

    Rev 5:3-5 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.

    So all these people paying for an education are being taught carnal doctrines based on the traditions of men, which is why every orthodox minister everywhere has not the truth. They are like Simon the Sorcerer in ACTS 8 who thought the things of the Holy Spirit could be purchased with money. They can’t they are only given to men by based solely on the will of God as He declared from the beginning. But “Christ” has prevailed to open the book and to loose all the seals.

    Rev 5:5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

    But what is not understood is that Christ is HIS BODY, His very Elect, the Bride, the few chosen and it is our fellow servant, the brethren who reveals the truths to us once we are made babes in Christ and given our ears to hear.

    Mat 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.

    It is by us walking with “Christ”, i.e. HIS BODY that we share bread and have our eyes opened. That is a key point of the parable about the road to Emmaus that ends with this result.

    Luk 24:45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,

    That is how I learned it and is also how the Apostle Paul learned it and anyone that understands the Scriptures will learn them. Here is how.

    Gal 1:11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.
    Gal 1:12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.

    Until we see who Jesus Christ is, we will not understand the Scriptures. Here is who shows us the Revelation of Jesus Christ, as John was shown and as John wrote the words of Spirit that will never pass away.

    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.

    Rev 22:9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.

    If we have the Spirit of God we will be these angels (messengers) that show these truths to others and like Christ our Head came to do, we too will do likewise.

    Joh 20:21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

    Here is God’s Elect spoken of as the saviors of the world. As God sent Christ, He our Everlasting Father sends us to do even greater works than He did when He walked in a vessel of clay.

    Isa 49:5 And now, saith the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, and my God shall be my strength.
    Isa 49:6 And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.

    Christ never converted one person because He had not been resurrected yet and the Spirit had not been given. But His Elect will do the works HE did and even greater works we shall do.

    Oba 1:21 And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD’S.
    Christ was the light unto the world and tells us, we too will be a light unto the world.

    Neh 9:27 Therefore thou deliveredst them into the hand of their enemies, who vexed them: and in the time of their trouble, when they cried unto thee, thou heardest them from heaven; and according to thy manifold mercies thou gavest them saviours, who saved them out of the hand of their enemies.

    Mat 5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
    Mat 5:15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
    Mat 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

    I hope this has blessed some of you that hear these words. God Bless.

  73. Reposting a morning meal from a brother in Christ. Enjoy!

    The things of the Spirit of God are counterintuitive. Approaching God’s word with human reasoning and logic will only cause us to stumble. The word of God is as the cloud that was between the Egyptians and the Israelites as Israel made their way towards the Red Sea. Giving darkness to the former and light to the latter. The same is true even today. The Bible (Christ/the word of God) is that cloud that separates Egypt (The worldly spirit/human logic and reasoning) from Israel (God’s spirit/spiritual-counterintuitive reasoning).

    What the world calls “death” is what Christ calls sleep. What the world calls “wisdom”, Christ considers ignorance. What the world calls “life” Christ calls “an evil experience to humble man by”. When we are not subject to God, and we “play” church and just read the bible but have no room to obey His word, this is what Christ calls”death”. And what the world would consider counterintuitive or ignorant, Christ calls “life and peace”.

    Rom 8:6-7 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

    Isa 48:6 All this has come to your ears and you have seen it; will you not give witness to it? I am now making clear new things, even secret things, of which you had no knowledge.

    Isa 65:17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former things shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.

    2Co 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

    If we are to proclaim that we are in Christ, ALL things must become new. Though we are in it, we have been separated from the world and it’s way of thinking. The spirit and the flesh are at odds, we cannot serve two masters – we cannot reason “logically” and think “spiritually”.

  74. DJ, Babylon goes way back, thousands of years and predates GW. The words of the Bible do have outward fulfillment and implications but they are primarily to be applied inwardly. They are living words, we will live in our appointed times.

    Joh 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

    Luk 4:4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

    So I have no doubt that there are many truths buried within these long videos of men looking for conspiracy theories mixed in with much error and carnal reasoning. We need to quit looking out there for Babylon and instead look to ourselves and inwardly.

    Luk 17:20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
    Luk 17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

    All these different people, nations, kings in Scripture, all represent things in us and these are the giants and the land that must be conquered within us, all in God’s timing of course. I used to chase these things down with a passion and was mesmerized by one false prophet after another. But in due time, we all will learn to obey these commandments and not worry or get entangled in the affairs of this life.

    2Ti 2:4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

    When our Day of the Lord arrives and He begins dragging us out of spiritual Babylon with His fiery judgments and internal earthquakes, etc — Jesus tells us to take heed and be careful we do not get engaged in this kind of pursuit.

    Luk 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
    Luk 21:35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.

    He will have to show you that in the appointed times as declared from the beginning.

    Gen 18:14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.

    Psa 139:16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.

  75. They say George Washington is the father of our county.

    After watching this video, I now know why the GW Monument was constructed as an Egyptian piece of architecture (symbol). George is the spiritual father of Babylon.

    Blessings
    Psalm 27

  76. The Babylon traditions we all are raised under have no truth in them. When under the influence of these doctrines we are in bondage and we all will continue to wander aimlessly in the wilderness and not find what we seek. The truth is we don’t find God, He finds us and there is no real spiritual food and water in Babylon. Babylon is type and shadow represents those that call themselves the people of God but are not the people of God.

    Isa 3:1 For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water,

    The apostate churches are fed but now with the true living bread. The splintering into 30,000 denominations is just the beast within us all seeking stay enthroned in our hearts and make their own gospels and doctrines.

    Isa 4:1 And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.

    This is where we all are during the first half of our complete witness for Christ. We are where God wants us, in Babylon, being fed in the wilderness. But we are yet carnal and know not the true bread of heaven as yet. But if we are God’s Elect, predestined to receive faith and be judged in this life, then the man child (Christ in us) will come forth.

    Rev 12:5 And she brought forth a man child (THE CHRIST – THE ELECT), who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

    But as shown in my last post of Babylon, all of God’s people, all the Elect come out of Babylon. “Come out of her MY PEOPLE”. But until that day, we will be with the apostate church being fed carnal doctrines in the wilderness. This represents the first half of our witness for Christ, hence the 1260 days which is half of the complete (7) witness for Christ.

    Rev 12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

    One day war in our heavens will break out, which is where heaven is as Christ said in Luke 17:20-21.

    Rev 12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

    And the results of this war is the dragon (the devil) is kicked out of us, the beast is thrown down and salvation comes. This is the process God has ordained.

    Rev 12:8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
    Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
    Rev 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

    This is a great mystery to the masses of Christianity. The Lord from heaven and His angels have to reveal it to you but then only when one is given ears to hear.

    Mat 13:9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

  77. “You need to make a conscious decision for Christ so you can enter into the rich and satisfying life that Jesus has already promised to us”

    This is a direct quote from a female Babylonian minister I heard speak a sermon this past weekend. It is pretty common message and the belief of billions of people in the orthodox churches of men. But this statement is an outright lie on couple of fronts and just indicates the total spiritual darkness – the strong delusion – and other jesus that this minister and all those in Babylon (and all of us in our appointed times) know and follow. This statement stands on the lie of man having freewill with the inference to man making a choice for Christ but that is not the subject of this comment. My focus is on the part about the kind of life Jesus promised for those who would be His.

    Jesus did not promise His people a rich and satisfying life, while in these bodies of flesh. in fact he promised the exact opposite. JOB had a very rich and satisfying life in the flesh until the day came the Lord brought him into judgment. JOB at the beginning considered himself a perfect man who walked upright and he compared himself against others and boasted of his good works for God. But JOB did not yet know the Lord, he was in total darkness.

    This is what Christ promised about our life in these vessels of clay if you really belong to Him.

    Luk 9:24 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.

    Luk 13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

    Php 1:29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake

    Luk 14:33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.

    Those desiring and living a rich and satisfying life in the flesh are on the broad road that will eventually lead to their destruction of their old man later in the age to come. Many are called but only few are chosen to find the narrow way in this life thru God’s judgment against their sins.

    Mat 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
    Mat 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

    Christ did not come to make anyone’s life rich and satisfying in the things of the flesh. He came to destroy the flesh and the old man and from the ashes of the desolation bring forth the new man. That is what Christ meant when He spoke these words. Salvation begins by the destruction of the temple and idols we all will build when we are yet carnal.

    Mat 24:2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

    And the rest of this chapter Matthew 24 provides plenty of detail that all describe how are lives will be in this world while Christ is formed in us if we are so blessed to be His Elect. Those that walk after the flesh, like this minister have no use for these words of Christ, they mean nothing to them.

    Mat 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
    Mat 10:35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
    Mat 10:36 And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.

    The fact is when we hear minister telling us that Jesus did it all and there is nothing for us to do but to eat, drink and be merry, you can be sure false doctrines and false jesuses abound.

    1Th 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

    Jer 8:11 For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

    2Ti 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
    2Ti 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

    The institutions of Babylon including the Methodist church where this false sermon was delivered are fulfilling this very prophecy of Paul as have all the predecessors over the past 2000 years of “church” history. They are all false apostles, deceitful workers who come as angels of light but actually speak the lies of the adversary. They please men and keep the multitudes in bondage in Babylon with smooth words.

    2Co 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
    2Co 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

    2Ti 4:5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

    Jer 7:8 Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit.
    Jer 7:9 Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not;
    Jer 7:10 And come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations?

    Anyone living a rich and satisfying life in the flesh, does not yet know the Lord. Their day of judgment against their old man and carnal mind has not come.

    1Pe 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

    Isa 26:9 … for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

    The rich and satisfying living stops abrubtly when we are shown who we really are and our self-righteousness is exposed by the light of Christ.

    Mat 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation (YOU, ME), spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
    Mat 24:16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:

    2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed (YOU, ME, ALL MEN IN THE FLESH), the son of perdition;
    2Th 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

    It matters not how much Scripture they know in the flesh nor how many good deeds or missions they involve themselves with, they simply do not know the Lord. The Lord will build the house and men will toil in vain building it on sinking sand.

    Mat 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
    Mat 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
    Mat 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

    We only come to know Him and His righteousness when the fiery judgments of God and His full fury of wrath is poured out upon our old man. This is actually good news, not the eternal hell doctrine and bad news believed by all those defiled by Babylonian doctrine.

    Ezekiel 7:4 And mine eye shall not spare thee, neither will I have pity: but I will recompense thy ways upon thee, and thine abominations shall be in the midst of thee: and (then) ye shall know that I am the LORD.

    Ezekiel 7:9 And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will recompense thee according to thy ways and thine abominations that are in the midst of thee; and ye shall know that I am the LORD that smiteth.

    Ezekiel 14:8 And I will set my face against that man, and will make him a sign and a proverb, and I will cut him off from the midst of my people; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

    Ezekiel 6:14 So will I stretch out my hand upon them, and make the land desolate, yea, more desolate than the wilderness toward Diblath, in all their habitations: and they shall know that I am the LORD.

    Ezekiel 30:19 Thus will I execute judgments in Egypt: and they shall know that I am the LORD.

    Ezekiel 25:11 And I will execute judgments upon Moab; and they shall know that I am the LORD.

    Jer 51:11 Make bright the arrows; gather the shields: the LORD hath raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes: for his device is against Babylon, to destroy it; because it is the vengeance of the LORD, the vengeance of his temple.

    When will know Him? AFTER He has begun to execute judgment upon us. That is the way of salvation, thru many tribulations and enduring of great wrath. The sum of thy word principal makes this perfectly clear yet remains a mystery and foolishness to carnal eyes.

    Ezekiel 25:17 And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious rebukes; and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall lay my vengeance upon them.

    WHEN WILL WE KNOW? Only when we experience and endure God’s vengeance for His temple.

    1 Cor 3:16-17 Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him.

    We all have defiled His temple, which temple all men and woman are!!!!

    So beware of those who come to you claiming the name of Christ yet speaking words and of doctrine contrary to godliness. From such men and woman withdraw yourself as we are commanded.

    1Ti 6:3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;
    1Ti 6:4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
    1Ti 6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

  78. 1Jn 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

    It is indeed the blood of Jesus that cleanses us from all sin. But contrary to the doctrines of Babylon, this is not accomplished by a 10 second sinners prayer, getting dunked in water or joining a church. Being cleansed by the blood of Jesus is spiritual language, words that is, was and will be for all generations. It is by Christ coming to die within us His Body (The Elect), that we are crucified with Christ and it is this blood that cleanses us from all sin. The Body of Christ follows their Lord and fills up in suffering and afflictions for the sake of Christ’s Body which is the church.

    Col 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church:

    It is this blood that results is us obeying HIs commandments. That is what salvation is, it means deliverance from sin, not a wink wink get out of judgment promise as Babylon teaches.

    Eze 36:24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.
    Eze 36:25 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.
    Eze 36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
    Eze 36:27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

    Notice the LORD is doing all of this, there is no you do anything. It is I will says the Lord. So this is the baptism that Christ said we would certainly partake in. It only awaits the appointed times for each of us.

    Mat 20:22 But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.
    Mat 20:23 And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.

    This baptism is the baptism into Christ’s death. It has nothing to do with physical water and everything to do with enduring God’s judgments against our carnal nature and old man. That is how we are caused to be made holy and blameless and walk in obedience just as Ezek 36:27 above told us. This is how we are cleaned up.

    Eph 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
    Eph 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish

    To the few chosen, the real baptism of the Holy Spirit comes after we first come into Babylon and get baptized with the carnal baptism of John and fall under all carnal commandments of the law of Moses. But just as John baptized Christ, so shall His Christ be baptized with fire in their appointed times. This fire is simply the word of God that is a fire in the mouth of the Elect. Those words heard by ears opened by Christ is how the baptism with fire comes to us.

    Mat 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:

    Job 33:16 Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction

    Mat 13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given

    Here is how we in turn will be baptized with fire and then feed the sheep the Lord sends our way and baptize them with fire.

    Jer 5:14 Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.

    Christ did not die and does not continue to die in His Elect so we can live in sin. No, the death of Christ and His blood is shed to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

    Rom 6:3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
    Rom 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
    Rom 6:5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
    Rom 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
    Rom 6:7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.

    These are the purposes of the fiery trials, to destroy the old man and carnal nature that is within all of us as marred vessels of clay. It is how the new man is brought forth from the old. This is why we are told to give God thanks for all things and to count all of this calamity, rejection, persecution, isolation, emotional stress as JOY, because God is using it for good.

    Rom 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

    Jas 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations

    Eph 5:20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

    It is indeed a good thing, the Lord does not show us this all up front as none of us in our then carnal state would be willing to pay the cost. We all will be dragged kicking and screaming out of Babylon and into the marvelous light of truth when our time to be judged commences. Here is what happens if we are to be baptized in Christ’s death.

    Luk 9:24 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.

    Without the shedding of Christ’s blood in us, there will be no remission of sins. The old man Adam in each of us must be destroyed to make room for the new Adam, Christ in us and that happens by us being washed by the blood of Christ.

    Heb 9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

    Judgment must begin at the house of God, the very Elect but these things will come to all men in their appointed times. This process of how salvation comes via judgment is the mystery of how Christ is formed in us.

    Gal 4:19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you

    This mystery is being hidden from the world and only revealed in each generation to those the Lord has chosen to reveal it.

    Col 1:26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:
    Col 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

    To everyone else these things will be foolishness and will not be received

    Mat 13:9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

  79. Isa 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
    Isa 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

    The ways of the Lord are foolishness to the carnal mind. Those that walk after the flesh, judge after the flesh as they have not been given the ability to see the kingdom of God at work. God’s wisdom truly confounds the wisdom of the wise, which is all of us when we are still on the outside of the covenant of faith. None of us will ever believe the true things of God until the veil that blinds us is removed in the Lord’s appointed time.

    Joh 12:39 Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again,
    Joh 12:40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.

    When their time comes to be turned to the things of the Spirit then the eyes of their heart will understand and they will see the kingdom of God. This event will come to all men but the order and sequence has already been ordained by God.

    Joh 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

    This event will take place on the day and hour that no one knows but the Father. These two verses speak to the same event, the beginning of salvation for each of us.

    Joh 3:8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

    Mat 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

    But until that day and hour they and we will be blind to the truth of God’s word.

    2Co 3:14 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.(When Faith Comes)
    2Co 3:15 But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.
    2Co 3:16 Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.

    When we turn to the Lord means when we are dragged to the Lord just as Christ words tell us in thy sum of the word.

    Joh 6:44 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.

    So who will believe the report of Jesus Christ and be given to know Him through His Body? It will only be those for whom God has ordained it to be, the very Elect.

    Isa 53:1 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?

    Mat 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.

    Saving the many thru a few is the way of the Lord and Scripture declares that for those with eyes and ears of the Spirit. These are some hugely powerful verses if one can receive them

    Rom 11:30 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:
    Rom 11:31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.
    Rom 11:32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.
    Rom 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

    The ones God picks to be His sons and partakers of the Christ are not the ones that the world would think God would choose. His ways and wisdom truly do confound the wisdom of the wise of this world.

    1Co 1:25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
    1Co 1:26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
    1Co 1:27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
    1Co 1:28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:

    And lest we forget why God does it this way!

    1Co 1:29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.

    When we apply the ways of God we can easily see how in our former ignorance we judged things in the flesh. We used the outward physical to determine who was of God and who was not. Yet in God’s foolish ways to our carnal mind, the outward is meaningless and in all honesty is used to keep the multitudes in Babylon bound in spiritual darkness.

    Just consider these verses that speak of Christ. These do speak of Jesus Christ but what those devoid of spiritual eyes and ears cannot discern is these verses speak of Christ also, His very body which is where He is at this very moment.

    Act 1:9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. (They were yet carnal)
    Act 1:10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
    Act 1:11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

    The Elect are just like their Lord and the head of His Body. Neither Christ nor His Christ will have any appeal to the outward fleshly judgments of carnal minded men and women. Jesus Christ nor His Christ are attractive to those that are of this world.

    Isa 53:2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

    The Christ is comprised of people from every nation, tribe and tongue scattered all over this world. But to carnal eyes they look like losers, people full of illness, relationship problems, financial distresses, battle emotional issues, suffer physical calamities, have challenges finding work/career, are typically not well educated nor do they possess external beauty or desirable physical appearances and charisma. But that is the wisdom of the Lord in how He has chosen those to be His Bride. We saw this earlier but it is the truth.

    1Co 1:26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
    1Co 1:27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

    These men and woman are of low estate by the world standards and that is exactly as God would have it.

    Luk 14:11 For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

    It makes it easier for one to be decreased so Christ can increase if there is less of the pride of man to begin with. It truly is hard for a rich man, rich in any of these attributes to enter into the kingdom of God. But that God that thru the Lord Jesus all things are possible!

    When we see these pictures of a handsome Jesus with long hair we can be sure the deception has taken hold. Jesus Christ and all of His Christ will not fit in with this world nor will be they be esteemed of men and popular whatsoever. In fact the opposite will be true.

    Isa 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

    Ultimately, God’s Elect will learn and come to take joy in their affliction and persecution once they grow in the faith. This has been my experience and must sow in tears before we will reap with joy. Our Lord was rejected of all men and stricken and as His Elect, so shall we.

    Isa 53:4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
    Isa 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

    1Jn 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

    Heb 12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

    Joh 20:21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

    This is the hard part, of learning to live in the furnace of affliction and truly die daily to self and the pride of life. It is a process to be given the victory and to overcome, but Lord willing He will complete the good work He starts and we will be found faithful in the end.

    Isa 53:7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

    It is blasphemy to those yet carnal in Babylon to understand the sacrifice of God’s Elect as Christ comes and dies in them being the first and the last state of all mankind. The law of Offerings speak to this mystery that is light to the Elect but utter darkness to those that walk after the flesh.

    Lev 16:8 And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for the LORD, and the other lot for the scapegoat.
    Lev 16:9 And Aaron shall bring the goat upon which the LORD’S lot fell, and offer him for a sin offering.
    Lev 16:10 But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before the LORD, to make an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness.

    The Law of Offerings just tell us in type and shadow what would be the calling of those chosen of God.

    Col 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church:

    Php 1:29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;

    Luk 9:24 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.

    Isa 53:10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.

    And it is coming to truly know and believe this as one of God’s Elect that we will count it all joy, and give the Lord thanks for all things. They all are being worked out for the sake of His Elect, the apple of His eye.

    Isa 53:11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

  80. Apart from Christ we can do absolutely nothing and that includes the very evil and destructive things we do. Yet when we are carnal and have not been dragged thru the veil of flesh, these truths will be foolishness to us and we simply won’t be able to see or accept them. But the truth that frees us and takes faith to stand on is to know that God is causing all things.

    Psa 90:3 Thou (GOD does it) turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.

    Pro 16:4 The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

    Isa 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.

    Isa 63:17 O LORD, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and hardened our heart from thy fear?

    2Sa 12:11 Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thine own house, and I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give them unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun.

    And why would God do such a thing and put us in marred vessels of clay, naked from the get go, a virtual sinning machine? To teach us righteousness in the appointed times.

    Jer 2:19 Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backslidings shall reprove thee: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and bitter, that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, and that my fear is not in thee, saith the Lord GOD of hosts.

    Isa 26:9 for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

    Heb 12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
    Heb 12:7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
    Heb 12:8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

    The sooner we are given to repent of our self righteousness and acknowledge that HE IS THE LORD and is causing all things in our lives, then salvation has begun at the house of God.

    Rom 7:14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.
    Rom 7:15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.
    Rom 7:16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.
    Rom 7:17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
    Rom 7:18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.
    Rom 7:19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.
    Rom 7:20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
    Rom 7:21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.
    Rom 7:22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
    Rom 7:23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.
    Rom 7:24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
    Rom 7:25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

    Knowing the Lord is working ALL THINGS, even evil in our own spiritual house, brings a much more profound appreciation for the words of Christ.

    Joh 15:5 I 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.

  81. Christ is the first and the last, the alpha and the omega. Christ’s words tell us that HE is both the first Adam and the second Adam and that is in us. We are His offspring and in Him and thru Him with have our very being.

    Act 17:28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

    We are all in Christ, but first thru the man of the earth and secondly the Lord from heaven. It is a done deal, this is the truth, it only awaits the timing of God.

    1 Cor 15:47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.
    1 Cor 15:48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
    1 Cor 15:49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

    All men will be delivered of their Adamic nature of the flesh when the Lord judges His people. And this is how the Lord from heaven (THE NEW MAN) is created in each of us. Oh the foolishness of Babylonian doctrines and the damnable lie of eternal punishment.

    1 Cor 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
    1Co 15:23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.

  82. A TRUE BROTHER IN THE LORD SHARED THIS LITTLE TID BIT ON FACEBOOK. A POWERFUL LESSON AND EXAMPLE OF GETTING BEYOND CARNAL THINKING IF THE LORD WILLS.

    We’re dead now, and yet our bodies are still alive. How could this be?

    God appointed death for all, only once; and after death is judgment:

    Heb 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

    1 Peter 4: 17 For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?

    Is this a contradiction? How can judgment come after death and yet judgment is NOW on the house of God?

    Romans 8: 6-10 For TO BE CARNALLY MINDED IS DEATH; but TO BE SPIRITUALLY MINDED IS LIFE AND PEACE. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 8 So then they that are in the flesh [Not physical flesh, but a fleshy/carnal/physical mind] cannot please God. 9 But 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.
    10 AND IF CHRIST BE IN YOU, THE BODY IS DEAD BECAUSE OF SIN; BUT THE SPIRIT IF LIFE BECAUSE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.

    When a physically body dies, the Lord calls this sleep. A state of unconsciousness where there is no experience, no work, no knowledge, nothing. Physical death, just like all physical things that exist, is not something God created for us to worry. It was created to understand the things that are not seen. Physical death is a “metaphor” for spiritual death. There is no knowledge of the physical realm when we are physically dead, just like there is no knowledge of the spiritual realm (including GOD the Father) when we are spiritually dead.

  83. Being humbled of God is really coming to acknowledge in all of our ways that the Lord is in charge. Being humbled is believing in every fiber of our body and mind that we of ourselves can do nothing.

    Joh 5:30 I can of mine own self do nothing
    Joh 15:5 I 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.

    It takes time to kill the beast within and destroy the carnal mind we all are born with. The Lord has to cause us to fail many times and run off in errant direction into dead ends. This way when He does finally come in and straighten our paths, we will know HE DID it, and we had absolutely nothing to do with it.

    Luk 3:5 Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;
    Luk 3:6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

    Isa 42:16 And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.
    Isa 42:17 They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images, that say to the molten images, Ye are our gods.
    Isa 42:18 Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see.

    The Lord does it all. He must cast out the deaf and dumb spirits and restore sight to the blind. This is you and me if we are God’s Elect and the rest of ISA 42 tells of this great mystery also which is contained in these words of Jesus Christ we all will live in our appointed times.

    Joh 9:39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.

    These words and all of Christ words are an offense to the carnal mind and the wisdom of men. The pride of man keeps them blinded from believing and understanding what being LORD means. The Lord is ruler of all and there is nothing that happens, not even a bird falling from the sky outside of the will of God. Yet many that call Him Lord deny that fact every day with their words.

    Dan 4:17 This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.

    Rom 11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

    Act 17:28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

    Eph 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

  84. Jer 18:1 The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
    Jer 18:2 Arise, and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will CAUSE THEE to hear my words.
    Jer 18:3 Then I went down to the potter’s house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.
    Jer 18:4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.

    Getting ears to hear is all the work of the Lord and is the beginning of the process of salvation. When we can’t hear, then the word is not working in us as of yet. This passage shows the two step process of the Lord, in making two vessels from the same lump of clay (Romans 9:21). Christ said when you see the abomination causing desolation, as described by Daniel the prophet; then we were to flee to the mountains of God and get out of the churches of men (Judah). That is what this process of giving us ears to hear and showing us the marred vessel of clay is speaking to also.

    Mat 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
    Mat 24:16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:

    Which is also the same thing Paul wrote about here in 2 Thess.

    2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
    2Th 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
    2Th 2:5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?

    I hope anyone reading is realizing that this is speaking about you and me and all men. We are the marred vessel of clay, we are the abomination that is causing desolation, we are the man of sin, siting self righteously exalted in the temple of God. We are the beast that must be destroyed so the new man can come forth. This is the mystery of salvation, how Christ is formed in us, it is the good news, not some eternal torment nonsense sold to us by Babylonian ministers.

    Rev 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

  85. 2Co 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith;

    How do we do this? We certainly are not to compare ourselves with the multitudes in Babylon, which is exactly what we will all at first do while claiming the name of Christ.

    2Co 10:12 For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.

    The Scriptures give us the standards by which to examine ourselves to see if we are in the faith. Many of these are Scriptures and commandments that we just choose to ignore in our stiff necked stubborn rebellion while we are yet carnal babes in Christ and before our judgment has begun. Those commandments include these:

    2Ti 2:4 No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.

    Luk 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.

    A life immersed into worldly affairs can easily become and idol and engulf one so that there is no time to study God’s word or to dig deep for the buried treasures.

    Pro 25:2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.

    Those God has drug out of the world will not share the same interests or have the same motivations of the multitudes that claim Christ name. As God changes our heart, the desire to engage in the cares of this life will dissipate. For example, I use to be very interested in politics or who was running for various offices but now could care less as I know God will put in place those He has chosen pursuant to His will. There is nothing I can do to change what God has already declared. It takes faith to believe and live that.

    Dan 4:17 This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.

    To many it seems wise to get involved but that is not the way of the Israel of God. They are called out, that is what the word translated “church” in our bibles actually means in the original Greek.

    ekklēsia
    ek-klay-see’-ah
    From a compound of G1537 and a derivative of G2564; a calling out, that is, (concretely) a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation (Jewish synagogue, or Christian community of members on earth or saints in heaven or both): – assembly, church.

    Gaining the approval of men is the opposite of what we should be seeking. In fact when we are well liked and respected it might be a caution flag.

    Luk 6:26 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.

    Mar 13:13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. (No Maybe, YOU SHALL)

    2Ti 3:12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. (Not some, but ALL)

    Joh 15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

    Now of course this does not mean we make people hate us by hating them first and condemning them. No God’s Elect are to strive to give them no reason to bring accusations against us. I used to think when I went around condemning people about sin that I was serving God but like Saul did not know I was working against Him. My own wickedness had just not been revealed to me yet. But here is some sage advice on how we are to live and interact with those still in Babylon and under its deceptive hold.

    1Pe 2:11 Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul,
    1Pe 2:12 having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation.

    But be sure, we are to come out and be separate. None of God’s Elect will be fornicating with this world for long if they are going to be found faithful in the end. Many will fall away as John 6 shows us and even Judas falling away only at the very end. It is a lonely narrow road that few are given to find but take heed.

    Jas 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

    1Jn 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

    It is not to difficult to tell quickly who is of God and who is not. You either have ears to hear and a mouth to speak or you do not. All given by God.

    1Jn 4:6 We 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.

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

    Luk 10:16 He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.

    We are taught that tolerance and accommodating differences in beliefs is love but is that what the Scriptures teach? No way Jose. A little leaven leavens the whole lump and we must take heed to keep our doctrine pure. Purging, cutting off, we have many such admonitions to keep the word un-defiled and the doctrine pure.

    1Co 5:7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:
    1Co 5:8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
    1Co 5:9 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:
    1Co 5:10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.
    1Co 5:11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

    Wow this seems so harsh to the carnal mind. This example applies spiritually as well as physically. Any so called brother that is fornicating with worldly and carnal doctrine and once corrected does not repent is supposed to be removed from fellowship. That is the love of God as that is the obedience to His commandments. We are not to eat, which means to share the word of God, breaking bread with such a one. We have very many corroborating witnesses to this truth, but nobody wants to believe them much less obey them. They would rather pervert the ways of the Lord and fit right in with this world and call that love.

    Taking heed of doctrine is very important not only for us but also for those who hear our words.

    Mat 16:6 Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

    1Ti 4:16 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.

    The leaven of the Pharisees, which is spiritual type for organized religion, is their doctrine, that is what the leaven Christ told us to beware and to take heed. Which is why we are to test the doctrines, which are the spirits in the words of those that claim the name of Christ.

    1Jn 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

    And when we hear not the doctrines of Christ, we have some very explicit commandments that the carnal mind will dismiss as being unloving. Here are some Scriptures you will virtually never hear mentioned in a Babylonian sermon.

    2Jn 1:9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
    2Jn 1:10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
    2Jn 1:11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

    1Co 6:18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. (This is why we have Matthew 18 governance in place to remove offenders)

    2Co 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
    2Co 6:15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
    2Co 6:16 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.
    2Co 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

    Eph 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

    Rom 16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.

    1Ti 6:3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;
    1Ti 6:4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
    1Ti 6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

    So these are some of the litmus tests those walking in the truth will be living and experiencing. The way is narrow indeed with trouble and sin on both sides. We can’t partake in this spiritual fornication that the harlot promotes in Babylon, yet we also cannot become an evil judge of hearts and condemn people God has purposefully blinded and put into Babylonian bondage. But make no mistake, if one is loved by this world and spoken well of by many people, then one is not standing in the truth.

    We won’t judge that person because we know that is God’s plan. Many are called and only few are chosen.

    Mat 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.

    Rom 11:7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded

    Deu 7:7 The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people:

    God’s Elect truly are dragged out of this world but only in the times ordained by the Father. Our obedience to the seemingly harsh commandments will help us in our examination of our faith.

    1Jn 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

    It is quite easy to compromise on the truth and make the road a lot more comfortable and a lot wider. But that is just the deception of our wicked hearts who will always choose the path of least resistance. We should live to please God and not men and have no illusion that the way of truth will be popular or give us any kind of fame, fortune or reputation. The Christ of Christ will be spoken of the same as their head and Lord of all.

    Isa 53:2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
    Isa 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

  86. Was adding to my list of Scriptures that speak of God working/causing all things OR the salvation of all men. These were the two GIANT LOGS in my eyes that kept me blinded even after I began to see the spiritual truths in God’s word. By His mercy, those logs were pulled out and I instantly could see. And learned the reason why the Lord makes us all spiritually blind at first even when we think we see.

    Joh 9:3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.

    With the logs out of the way, it is obvious these truths are EVERYWHERE in the Scriptures but we just can’t see them when we are blinded by God. I was led to put a post together with some of them. I start here in a comment post but will move this eventually to a permanent post once I fill it out some more with the hundreds of Scriptures that proclaim the truth of God’s gospel.

    The Lord does not allow anything, He is causing all things. But that is foolishness to those that walk in the flesh and cannot hear the words of Christ. He must cause us to hear, we have no choice in the matter.

    Jer 18:2 Arise, and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words.

    Does the Lord ask us to walk with Him and enter into His rest? NO, HE MAKES US.

    Psa 23:2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

    Can man choose against God and do anything on his own initiative? Nope says the Scripture.

    Dan 4:35 And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?

    Who leads us into destruction and apostasy, sending strong delusion? Is it us and our free will? Nah, it is the Lord, He makes us err from His way and He is the one that turns us back in our appointed times.

    Isa 63:17 O LORD, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and hardened our heart from thy fear?

    Psa 90:3 Thou (The Lord) turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.

    Isa 19:14 The LORD hath mingled a perverse spirit in the midst thereof: and they have caused Egypt to err in every work thereof, as a drunken man staggereth in his vomit.

    Lam 3:31 For the Lord will not cast off for ever:
    Lam 3:32 But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies.

    And yes His mercy endures forever and the Potter will indeed save all men in as declared from the beginning of time. The utter folly of those that say God’s will is to save all (2 Peter 3:9) but HE will not because it is up to men and their free will decision to choose Christ. That is another jesus, not a very mighty one at that. That doctrine directly flies in the face of the truth.

    Joh 6:44 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.

    HIS COUNSEL SHALL STAND

    Isa 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

    For those with ears to hear, here is another of hundreds of universal salvation Scriptures.

    Isa 2:2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD’S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.

    One day, all people’s ears will hear and we all will be kings and priests with the Lord. But that won’t happen until the Lord does it.

    Psa 138:4 All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O LORD, when they hear the words of thy mouth.

    The idea of men choosing eternal damnation and thwarting the will of the Lord is silly, it is foolishness and is nowhere to be found in the Scriptures. Here is what is found in hundreds of places. This speaks outwardly for sure, but the nations are the inward nations that the Scriptures declare but have been hidden for now except for those few God has chosen to reveal the truth.

    Psa 86:9 All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name.

    Isa 52:10 The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.

    What demonstrates the might of Almighty God best? Burn people in eternal torment or convert all His enemies into His friends? God is a merciful God who will have ALL MEN He created come to repentance.

    Psa 66:3 Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works! through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee.
    Psa 66:4 All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name. Selah.

    Psa 22:27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.
    Psa 22:28 For the kingdom is the LORD’S: and he is the governor among the nations.

    Psa 145:9 The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.

    Psa 145:14 The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.

    Paul speaking to the non believer in Athens. We all are His offspring and every move we make is from the Lord.

    Act 17:28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

    Psa 135:6 Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.

    This includes smoting the first man Adam, the first carnal man, the marred vessel of clay has to be destroyed and remade into a new vessel. That is salvation, the mystery of how Christ is formed in us.

    Psa 135:8 Who smote the firstborn of Egypt (The world, the natural man), both of man and beast.

    Rom 9:21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?

    Eventually, all will be blessed and see the salvation of the Lord. They will get this blessing thru God’s Elect who will speak the words of fire that bring judgment to the house of God.

    Gen 12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. It really is a simple gospel….if only more could believe it…..

    Luk 3:6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

    The day and hour the righteous judgment of God are made manifest to us is the day we have received are God given ears to hear and eyes to see. Then judgment has come upon the house of God which is where it must first start. Eventually it will come to all nations of the earth, but for now just a few.

    Rev 15:4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.

    Here is a real gem if one can receive it.

    Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

    We are that earth and heaven is within us and that is where God does His work. We are the clay and all that we do and say, act is the work of the Lord, the potter. And salvation will come, death is the last enemy to be destroyed.

    Psa 102:24 I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days: thy years are throughout all generations.
    Psa 102:25 Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.
    Psa 102:26 They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:
    Psa 102:27 But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end.
    Psa 102:28 The children of thy servants shall continue, and their seed shall be established before thee.

    More to come Lord willing……Jan 13, 2014

  87. Rom 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

    The true things of God are understood by the things that are made and that we can see, touch and feel with our physical senses. This Romans 1:20 is indeed a profound Scripture, one that I continually learn more about and am fed the meat of the word. The ways of the Lord have patterns and types in the physical world that reveal to us the truth.

    One such truth, is shown to us by all the stories, words and analogies of godliness to physical stones, minerals and others items esteemed by men in the flesh. These Scriptures take the physical things of this world to reveal the ways of the Lord. The city of God, which is His Church and His Bride are likened to a precious stone that is crystal clear.

    Rev 21:10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
    Rev 21:11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;

    The only way these marred vessels of clay in which dwells nothing good; will be sanctified is to be washed by the word of God. This is the same thing as going into the fire of God’s word and being refined. Both analogies speak to the same thing, the righteous judgment of God upon our old man and inherent lust of our hearts. All that defiles must be burned out and washed away by the word and the righteous judgments hearing it with spiritual ears brings to us. That is the purpose of the furnace of afflictions, that is what true grace is all about, the scourging of the old man. Being washed in the word is how we are sanctified says Christ.

    Joh 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

    Eph 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word

    Heb 12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

    Rom 5:20 But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:

    Isa 48:10 Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.

    Yet that washing process is likened to the same process needed to create these precious stone and crystal in the natural. These gems are only created thru the introduction of water along with extreme pressures and heat. These things of course take place “in the earth”, just as they take place in our earth when God brings the mystery of Christ being formed in us to us via judgment.

    We see many examples of this in both the OT and NT. Those that overcome are seen by John as standing on a sea of glass mingled with fire. This simply illustrates that we overcome the sea (the flesh) by the fire of God’s word which brings the seven plagues of God’s wrath against our old man.

    Rev 15:1 And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.
    Rev 15:2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.

    This is the great mystery that Babylon cannot see. Christ likened the kingdom of God (that is within) to a great pearl. Interesting that a pearl is formed in an oyster only by introduction of a great irritant (i.e. great tribulation). It is the same way in how God makes pearls of His chosen ones.

    Mat 13:45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:
    Mat 13:46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

    When we find that pearl, which will only be found after we go thru much tribulation and walk in strong delusion, being tossed and turned by every wave of doctrine, we will sell all that we have to buy it!
    The walls of the city, the temple of God, which is HIS PEOPLE is all defined by these precious gem stones. Many are called and few are chosen and these lambs that make up these walls are all precious in His sight.

    Rev 21:18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.
    Rev 21:19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;
    Rev 21:20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.

    I am sure there is much deeper meaning on the names of these stones that I have yet to find but the concept I am sharing is that the true things of God all have examples in the natural. That is how God reveals the unseen ways to His Elect in our appointed times. The common thread is the purity of God’s building materials and the long preparation it takes to make all of those materials. Diamonds, rubies, crystal and gold are not made overnight.

    Rev 21:21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
    Rev 21:22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.

    It is God’s Elect who are this spiritual house. We are collectively the temple of God.

    1Pe 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

    1Co 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
    1Co 3:17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

    All of us in due time will defile the temple of God with our sin and rebellions. And God will come destroy our old man and the carnal mind that HE CAUSED to walk in rebellion to His ways and truths. By having to given an account and be judged, reaping what we sowed, that is how we will be purified and made into a precious gem and become part of the spiritual house of the Lord. It is not by saying a 10 second sinner’s prayer, it is a process that none of us will freely choose of our own flesh.

    Act 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

    Rom 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

    When we are in Babylon, we will look to build the house for God using our own bricks and the works of our own hands.

    Gen 11:3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.

    But our own efforts is not how the house of the Lord is built. HE BUILDS it and tells us that no human tools will have any part in building it.

    1Ki 6:7 And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither: so that there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building.

    Exo 20:25 And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.

    This building is all rejected of the Lord. We try and think we do well when in Babylon. But we are at this point fornicating with the world.

    Eze 16:17 Thou hast also taken thy fair jewels of my gold and of my silver, which I had given thee, and madest to thyself images of men, and didst commit whoredom with them

    When the Lord builds His house, HE must first stir up the hearts of those He has chosen to build His house. There is no free will involved which is the stumbling block for those yet carnal. Those the Lord stirs up, will be given the proper tools and materials to build the house of God. It will be Christ in them building it, not of themselves.

    Exo 35:21 And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing, and they brought the LORD’S offering to the work of the tabernacle of the congregation, and for all his service, and for the holy garments.
    Exo 35:22 And they came, both men and women, as many as were willing hearted, and brought bracelets, and earrings, and rings, and tablets, all jewels of gold: and every man that offered offered an offering of gold unto the LORD.

    The entire story of Israel speaks of the dealings of the Lord with His Elect. These are all words that prophesy of what we will live if we are indeed God’s Elect. We will lose our life to gain it. We will become a living sacrifice and this will burn forever on the altar which is our new heart.

    Exo 29:42 This shall be a continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD: where I will meet you, to speak there unto thee.
    Exo 29:43 And there I will meet with the children of Israel, and the tabernacle shall be sanctified by my glory.
    Exo 29:44 And I will sanctify the tabernacle of the congregation, and the altar: I will sanctify also both Aaron and his sons, to minister to me in the priest’s office.
    Exo 29:45 And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will be their God.
    Exo 29:46 And they shall know that I am the LORD their God, that brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, that I may dwell among them: I am the LORD their God.

    We will not know He is the Lord and will still think we have free will unless and until the Rock that is Christ falls upon us and we fall down on it and then begin the process of being grounded to powder. Being ground to powder is the affliction, the tribulation, the suffering that God’s Elect must endure to be made part of the temple of the Lord.

    Mat 21:44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

    Those yet carnal will dismiss all of these truths as foolishness. Yet if we are blessed to receive the understanding of how the Spirit of God reveals truths to us and teaches us, then we have a new Bible that tells us many examples and words that we must all live by in our appointed time. What causes our lamps to burn brightly is suffering this tribulation and these trials against our old man.

    Exo 27:20 And thou shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always.

    Christ is the head of His Body and the precious stone is also called a sapphire stone in several places.

    Eze 10:1 Then I looked, and, behold, in the firmament that was above the head of the cherubims there appeared over them as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne.

  88. The wonderful works of God to the children of men are veiled from all of those that walk after the flesh and know not the Lord in the Spirit. This wisdom is hidden wisdom and is truly foolishness to the carnal mind. That is the way the Lord ordained it in giving the revelation to just a few and keeping everyone else blinded from His word and the ability to see and hear with spiritual senses. Only the elect have obtained it.

    Rom 11:7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded
    Rom 11:8 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.

    Yet speaking this truth will bring the false accusation of pride and arrogance but the opposite is true. All good gifts come from above and are given only to those the Father has chosen to give them. He is working His plans and His purposes, and those to whom it has not been given to know the hidden wisdom will always in their pride come against God’s very Elect and His Elect will speak the truth in all boldness and in power.

    1Co 2:6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:
    1Co 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
    1Co 2:8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
    1Co 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
    1Co 2:10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
    1Co 2:11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

    The Lord will be given all the credit and all the glory because being chosen is all HIS WORK and if you are so blessed to be chosen, you will know you had nothing to do with it and it was given to you without any merit whatsoever. The Lord truly does chooses those people that the world would not associate as His Elect. His wisdom confounds the wisdom of this world and the wise men that walk in their pride and blindness.

    1Co 1:23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
    1Co 1:24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
    1Co 1:25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
    1Co 1:26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
    1Co 1:27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
    1Co 1:28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
    1Co 1:29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.

    This is truly amazing when we are given to see and understand it. Not many noble and not many rich are chosen of God as being humbled and drained of every ounce of pride is a requirement to be an ambassador of the Lord’s. I am very thankful for the blessing knowing how rare it is and the price I am and will be asked to pay for the Lord to build His tower within me.

    The mystery of how Christ is formed in us is that it comes with great judgments and enduring the wrath of God against our old man and carnal mind. This is the wonderful works of the Lord to His Elect. It is all over the Psalms and here we see the Psalmist singing to the Lord of the destruction and judgment, the war being waged inwardly in their heavens, knowing this is the mystery of how salvation comes to the few.

    Psa 104:30 Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.
    Psa 104:31 The glory of the LORD shall endure for ever: the LORD shall rejoice in his works.
    Psa 104:32 He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth: he toucheth the hills, and they smoke.
    Psa 104:33 I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
    Psa 104:34 My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD.
    Psa 104:35 Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless thou the LORD, O my soul. Praise ye the LORD.

    This Psalm speaks of salvation coming to the few chosen. Who shall save us wretched men, the chief of sinners? The Lord will do it, He will have vengeance for His temple and will utterly consume the sinners out of the earth and the earth is indeed us, our very bodies, made of dust. Do you hear this truth?

    Jer 22:29 O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD.

    Isa 1:2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.

  89. Deu 4:19 NLT And when you look up into the sky and see the sun, moon, and stars—all the forces of heaven—don’t be seduced into worshiping them. The LORD your God gave them to all the peoples of the earth.

    God made the physical heavens and gave them to the people of the earth to tell and track time.

    Deu 4:19 NKJV And take heed, lest you lift your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun, the moon, and the stars, all the host of heaven, you feel driven to worship them and serve them, which the LORD your God has given to all the peoples under the whole heaven as a heritage.

    But ISRAEL is not of this world nor do they participate in the traditions and rituals of this world.

    Deu 4:20 But the LORD has taken you and brought you out of the iron furnace, out of Egypt, to be His people, an inheritance, as you are this day.

    These days are truly idols in the minds and hearts of the world. Our land, that is our hearts and minds must be totally cleared of all things that defile and keeping worldly days, times, seasons and years must be purged as part of our sanctification.

    2Co 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
    2Co 6:15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
    2Co 6:16 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.
    2Co 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

    Amazing how many will argue the contrary but Jesus Christ did not keep these days or traditions of men including the most holy day of all, the Sabbath. Christ profaned the holy days and broke the Sabbath every chance He had as He esteemed no day above another.

    Joh 5:18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.

    Mat 12:2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day.
    Mat 12:3 But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him;
    Mat 12:4 How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests?
    Mat 12:5 Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless?

    The poor Messianic Christians are so ensnared by their insidious false doctrines of trying to keep days and seasons from the Law of Moses. But the issue with keeping days effects virtually everyone on this planet and all of those in Babylon churches of men included.

    When you truly are brought to understand that God is working all things, then keeping days and seasons and participating in all these worldly elements becomes folly and dung. It means nothing even when carnal minds add Jesus to the day like they do for Christmas or Easter. When faith is given to us, we no longer know Christ in the flesh and the keeping of days, times, years and seasons will cease.

    2Co 5:16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.
    2Co 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

    ALL THINGS passing away includes our keeping of all these “special days”. Keeping days, times, seasons and years is for people in the world. The Israel of God is not to keep special days and esteem one day above another as this verse from Deuteronomy attests. The sun, stars, moon were all given to man to keep time yet the true Israel of God is called out of this world and does not participate in the rituals and traditions of men regarding times, day, seasons and years.

    Gen 1:14 Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years;

    Paul made this very clear in writing to the Romans and to the Galatians. False teachers had crept in bringing with them carnal doctrines, real leaven that corrupted the true doctrines of Christ and the separation that is demanded of the Israel of God. Participating in these things are indeed the weak and beggarly elements of the world that keep us in bondage to Babylonian and worldly traditions.

    Gal 4:9 But now after you have known God, or rather are known by God, how is it that you turn again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which you desire again to be in bondage?
    Gal 4:10 You observe days and months and seasons and years.
    Gal 4:11 I am afraid for you, lest I have labored for you in vain.

    Keeping of special days goes way beyond the acknowledgement and celebration of “religious” holidays like Christmas and Easter. It extends to ALL special days, be they birthdays, anniversaries of all kinds, secular holidays like New Years, seasons like Halloween, all the fabricated days that compel people to buy stuff they don’t need or can’t afford like Valentines day, mothers day, fathers day, you name it. When you begin to plot out on a calendar all these days and throw in the birthdays of family and friends, one’s calendar is now full of bondage to the world and Babylonian doctrines.

    I have much more to say on this and will be putting up a post with what I have learned soon. But I can tell you it is much harder to not keep these traditions and these days and bear the shame and derision by carnal minded babes then it is to go along to avoid the persecution and rejection that is promised to God’s Elect. The way is indeed narrow and error is on both sides. On one hand we cannot partake of these days, we must truly come out and be separate to be received of the Lord. On the other hand, we cannot condemn those babes who do still keep these days and the Lord has not yet brought them to the place of knowing they must give them up totally. However, as Romans tells us, we who are more mature in the faith cannot let a weaker brother who keeps these days and holidays bring disputes about them into our fellowship. If they persist we must get the them out because a little leaven indeed leaven the whole lump, so these holidays while seemingly a small issue can readily pervert the whole gospel of Christ if allowed to run free in our fellowship.

    Rom 14:1 Receive one who is weak in the faith, but not to disputes over doubtful things.

    Paul goes on to explain this and refers to what we eat, but these are not physical topics, they are speaking of spiritual things and the doctrines we hold dear in our heart.

    Rom 14:2 For one believes he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables.
    Rom 14:3 Let not him who eats despise him who does not eat, and let not him who does not eat judge him who eats; for God has received him.
    Rom 14:4 Who are you to judge another’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand.
    Rom 14:5 One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. Let each be fully convinced in his own mind.
    Rom 14:6 He who observes the day, observes it to the Lord; and he who does not observe the day, to the Lord he does not observe it. He who eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he who does not eat, to the Lord he does not eat, and gives God thanks.
    Rom 14:7 For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself.
    Rom 14:8 For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.

    I for one am thankful the holiday season is over now and the trials and issues that arise every year are now past at least till they cycle back around. Thank you Lord for getting us thru these times and strengthening us and increasing our faith so we can stand even stronger in the days ahead if you grant them to us to live.

  90. The way of the cross is very narrow and yet our flesh is always looking for a way to make the walk a little wider. Whether or not we are able to stay on the narrow path is not up to us in the end, it is up to the Lord, yet we can learn much from the examples given to us in Scripture and the compromise we see all around us. There is no lie in any truth and a little leaven does soon leaven the whole lump.

    We look for ways to avoid the persecution of the cross so we can fit in with this world and others that walk after the flesh. We will even rationalize it by calling our actions love. But we deceive ourselves when we do such things.

    Love is never affiliated with disobedience to the commandments of God. If the Lord said to do something or not to something, and we rationalize the opposite so we can enjoy this life now and bring peace into our house now, we are not loving others, we are in darkness. This is the love of God.

    1Jn 5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
    1Jn 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

    Faith without works is dead and those works are our obedience to God’s commandments. We must not only be hearers of the word but doers.

    Jas 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

    It is much harder to be a doer than a hearer, to be a doer, takes works, it takes us making a stand, enduring the heat, taking the persecution and standing strong through the trials of our faith that God will send to test us all to the very breaking point. Here a little, there a little, the natural man will compromise to keep the peace with those in the world, maybe even our own families. Making them happy and pleasing men can quickly be defined as love and used to justify our disobedience.

    We have to remember, the way of Christ and the promise given to us, is that we will have to be partakers of Christ’s sufferings. There is no other way.

    1Pe 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
    1Pe 4:13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

    When we start to strip away the suffering and avoid it, we are not standing on faith but we are departing from the way of the Lord. Beware the soupy grace salesmen, like snake oil salesmen who will put fitting in with this world and pleasing men and families as love. The old man does not want to lose its life, it does not want to come out and be separate from this world, it wants to fit in and take every opportunity to enjoy this life now. We all will deal with this and when the going gets tough, we in turn will want to turn back to Egypt and the ways of this world and fit right in again, than stand in the furnace of affliction.

    Act 7:39 To whom our fathers would not obey, but thrust him from them, and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt,
    Act 7:40 Saying unto Aaron, Make us gods to go before us: for as for this Moses, which brought us out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.
    Act 7:41 And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifice unto the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.

    Many fall away over time and only few shall be found to endure all the way to the end. Tis why Christ told us to pray we would be found worthy and be given the strength to remain faithful to the very end. When the going gets tough, many disciples will leave Christ and return to Egypt where it is much more pleasurable for the flesh.

    Joh 6:66 From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.

    We all will want to make a golden calf, our on God in our own image, the way we want it to be in our flesh. But that is rebellion and witchcraft to the ways of the Lord and we should steer clear of all who bring such heresy into our midst. The story of King Saul rationalizing not killing all the spoil of the Amalekites is an example for us today. If we do the same, we too will be rejected of God and cannot be His kings and priests. We will not be found worthy and that carnal man must be rejected.

    Saul is given the order, what he is to do in obedience to God.
    1Sa 15:1 Samuel also said unto Saul, The LORD sent me to anoint thee to be king over his people, over Israel: now therefore hearken thou unto the voice of the words of the LORD.
    1Sa 15:2 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid wait for him in the way, when he came up from Egypt.
    1Sa 15:3 Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.

    This is all speaking of what goes on in our heavens, our thoughts and our minds. We are to cleanse that land of all things of the flesh, leaving nothing alive. Kill it all says the Lord. But Saul does not obey the Lord.

    1Sa 15:7 And Saul smote the Amalekites from Havilah until thou comest to Shur, that is over against Egypt.
    1Sa 15:8 And he took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword.
    1Sa 15:9 But Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them: but every thing that was vile and refuse, that they destroyed utterly.

    Saul saved the best of the best with plans to use it in his own way to serve the Lord thru his own way of worship. This was Saul’s golden calf and many of us will do the same thing, in fact we all will do it, but some of us will be given to overcome this rebellion. Once Saul disobeyed the Lord, Samuel was sent to him.

    1Sa 15:12 And when Samuel rose early to meet Saul in the morning, it was told Samuel, saying, Saul came to Carmel, and, behold, he set him up a place, and is gone about, and passed on, and gone down to Gilgal.
    1Sa 15:13 And Samuel came to Saul: and Saul said unto him, Blessed be thou of the LORD: I have performed the commandment of the LORD.

    Notice Saul believes he obeyed the Lord in his own deception.

    1Sa 15:14 And Samuel said, What meaneth then this bleating of the sheep in mine ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?
    1Sa 15:15 And Saul said, They have brought them from the Amalekites: for the people spared the best of the sheep and of the oxen, to sacrifice unto the LORD thy God; and the rest we have utterly destroyed.

    Here Saul rationalizes it as being used to sacrifice/worship unto the Lord. We all do this with compromises with the world to avoid the cross. We don’t separate from those that bring spiritual fornication into our fellowship, we partake in worldly practices and customs and we rationalize singing songs and being happy in the flesh is the way of the Lord. But such is not the case, the way of the Lord is much narrower than that.

    1Sa 15:16 Then Samuel said unto Saul, Stay, and I will tell thee what the LORD hath said to me this night. And he said unto him, Say on.
    1Sa 15:17 And Samuel said, When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the LORD anointed thee king over Israel?
    1Sa 15:18 And the LORD sent thee on a journey, and said, Go and utterly destroy the sinners the Amalekites, and fight against them until they be consumed.
    1Sa 15:19 Wherefore then didst thou not obey the voice of the LORD, but didst fly upon the spoil, and didst evil in the sight of the LORD?

    And then when confronted with our sin and our disobedience, we will blame other, it was all those bad people down the street, we just went along with it.

    1Sa 15:20 And Saul said unto Samuel, Yea, I have obeyed the voice of the LORD, and have gone the way which the LORD sent me, and have brought Agag the king of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites.
    1Sa 15:21 But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of the things which should have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice unto the LORD thy God in Gilgal.

    And here is the rub. The Lord wants our obedience. Loving Him first with all our heart, mind and soul demands it. When we do not obey the Lord in this regard and utterly destroy the carnal traditions off the land, we are deceiving ourselves and are no use to the kingdom of God. Far better to obey the Lord than to disobey Him and claim our disobedience, our rebellion, was in worship of God. He will have nothing to do with such deception.

    1Sa 15:22 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.
    1Sa 15:23 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.

    Clearing the land and destroying ALL the spoil of the Amekelites will bring upon us great suffering and persecution. We simply must come out of Babylon fully and completely. If We truly God’s Elect will not be seduced by many woman and wives like Solomon did which ultimately led him astray into complete and utter apostasy.

    1Ki 11:1 But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites;
    1Ki 11:2 Of the nations concerning which the LORD said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love.
    1Ki 11:3 And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.
    1Ki 11:4 For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.

    Sure enough, this fornication is guaranteed to result in falling away from God. Which is why Paul gave us the example of keeping the fornication outside of our fellowship. We are to guard it zealously. These here are some very tough words, but his is the love of God and yet many have rationalized away the narrow way and created their own image of God and have gone astray.

    1Co 5:11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

  91. Isa 53:1 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?

    Who will believe the report of Christ saving ALL MANKIND? Not many, very few indeed. It will be believed by those to whom the ARM OF THE LORD is revealed just as it says right here. The arm of the Lord is part of His body and His body is His Elect. The arm of the Lord is the righteous judgments of God that are spoken by the Christ.

    Jer 5:14 Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.

    As was recently reviewed in the post, “all things are of our sakes”, we won’t know the Lord until His judgments fall upon us and those judgments will not fall upon us until we have ears to hear and can hear His words spiritually.

    Joh 12:47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
    Joh 12:48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

    What a blessing when this falls upon us. Being ground to powder is no fun but it is the only way into the kingdom of God.

    Mat 21:44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

    Such is sweeter than honey to the new man within.

    Psa 19:9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
    Psa 19:10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

    Come Lord Jesus come. This is the only way we will learn righteousness.

    Isa 26:9 …for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

    Jer 22:29 O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD.

    This is how God brings glory to Himself, by the process of saving His chosen ones via the judgment of their sins and lusts of the carnal mind.

    Isa 49:1 Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.
    Isa 49:2 And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me;
    Isa 49:3 And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.

    The mystery of godliness and how Christ is formed in us is a process that no man will believe even if we declare it unto him plainly. It must be revealed to us by the Lord. Many have yearned to understand this but have not been given the understanding.

    Act 13:41 Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe, though a man declare it unto you.

    Mat 13:16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
    Mat 13:17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

  92. The carnal mind is at enmity with the word of God and will never submit itself to the truth and the righteousness that is only found by the gift of faith and the accompanying ears to hear.

    Rom 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
    Rom 8:8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

    We all are carnally minded at birth, all are born blind so the glory of God can be made manifest in the appointed times for all of us. That indeed was the story of the blind man in John 9. And if we are chosen of God, a day will come when we will have an encounter with the Lord and suddenly our eyes will be opened. The veil of flesh shall be removed and we will never see the world the same way again. Part of living by every word that God has spoken includes having this sudden encounter with the Lord. This of course comes only to God’s Elect in this age as only they are blessed to hear and to see the true gospel and know the true ways of the Lord.

    Mat 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.

    Christ’s words are all hidden from carnal eyes and ears. They all are written and wrapped in parables that we only can understand once faith has come by the gift of God.

    Mat 13:10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
    Mat 13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
    Mat 13:12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
    Mat 13:13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
    Mat 13:14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
    Mat 13:15 For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

    This is where the many called but not chosen are that know Christ in the flesh. It has not been given to them yet to know the mysteries of the kingdom. But if we are God’s Elect, they we will be given a rare blessing that few there be shall find in this life in clay vessels.

    Mat 13:16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
    Mat 13:17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

    When we are still carnal we will contend and strife with the words of God and His Elect that bring it and speak it forth. We all will kick against the goads, just like Saul of Tarsus did. If we are blessed and the Lord has mercy on us, Christ will appear to us suddenly and our healing process will begin in the spirit.

    Act 9:3 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:
    Act 9:4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? Note Saul persecuted Christ, HIS BODY, the Elect, he never met Christ in the flesh.
    Act 9:5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
    Act 9:6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.

    An messenger (ANGEL) of the Lord will be sent to us to remove the scales from our eyes. That is how the body of Christ works and how it is true that there is one your teacher, THE CHRIST. This is how Saul was healed and this is how I was healed and this will be how any of God’s elect are healed and led out of Babylon. It all is orchestrated and caused by the Lord according to His will that was declared before the world was even formed.

    Act 9:10 And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord.
    Act 9:11 And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth,
    Act 9:12 And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight.

    Ananias at first did not want to go. We all are reluctant servants at first for a variety of reasons. Yet when the Lord says He has chosen someone, and that is the only way anyone comes to Christ, we go where we are sent to speak the words of fire that bring spiritual healing.

    Act 9:13 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:
    Act 9:14 And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name.
    Act 9:15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:
    Act 9:16 For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name’s sake.

    Notice that Saul, like all of God’s Elect are appointed to suffer. That is the only way into the kingdom of God, it is thru much tribulation and thru suffering in the flesh that we shall enter. There is no other way in.

    So when we enter into the spiritual house of God’s chosen ones, the words we speak are what removes the scales off their eyes. This is what the laying on of hands is really all about. It is a spiritual symbol for bringing true healing to the new man within by the pure unadulterated word of God. As I have testified here on this blog, when it happens, it happens instantly, as if a light switch is turned on in a dark room.

    Act 9:17 And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.
    Act 9:18 And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.

    Getting eyes to see is likened to getting the Holy Spirit because they are one in the same. The Spirit of truth only comes with eyes to see and ears to hear. Once we can hear and to see the true word of God, then we can begin to eat meat of the word and quickly gain our strength that the Babylonian diseases had brought upon us.

    Act 9:19 And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus.

    And we will immediately want to preach to all we know of our new found knowledge and the freedom it brings. But people will not receive us, they will only think of the old us and how we lived and will not accept the sovereign hand of God at first. It takes time.

    Act 9:20 And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God.
    Act 9:21 But all that heard him were amazed, and said; Is not this he that destroyed them which called on this name in Jerusalem, and came hither for that intent, that he might bring them bound unto the chief priests?

    I thank God for Christ, His Body on this earth who has many members and although scattered throughout this world, the Lord has made a way for us to fellowship and break bread and edify one another. The Lord is faithful to give us all some sheep to feed if we are His Elect. I pray for more opportunity to serve the living God and do even greater works than Christ did before the Spirit was given.

  93. Men that walk in the flesh are always comparing themselves with others and commending themselves inwardly by their carnal Babylonian doctrines. Such men truly are not wise in the ways of the Lord even though they think they are.

    2 COR 10:12-15 For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves:but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.

    As Paul goes on to say in this Chapter of 2 Cor 10, here who is commended. “For it is not he who commends himself that is approved, but he whom the Lord commends.” The opinions of carnal men mean nothing. Who shall bring a charge against God’s very Elect? If God be for us, who can be against us?

    Men who walk after the flesh will be judging others in the flesh, criticizing them at every turn and not heeding the words of Christ. They will be judging after the flesh and if we are in Christ, we know of God’s Sovereignty and we will stop doing such things.

    2 COR 5:16 Therefore from now on we recognize no one according to the flesh; even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him in this way no longer.

    I have finally realized I need to withdraw myself from such men and not quarrel with them as God has purposefully shut them up in darkness. We all must first put on our own garment of self righteousness and claim His name. But one day, when the real Jesus appears to us here is what will happen.

    MATTHEW 22:11-14 “But when the king came in to look over the dinner guests, he saw a man there who was not dressed in wedding clothes, and he *said to him, ‘ Friend, how did you come in here without wedding clothes? ’ And the man was speechless. Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, and throw him into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. ’ For many are called, but few are chosen.

    Flesh and the carnal mind hates these words of Christ. It wants to save itself and boast in its self righteousness. When men go around criticizing other people’s outward good deeds and works, they show their ignorance of God and the Scriptures. Those preaching a gospel of good works don’t yet understand what Christ meant.

    MAT 7:21-23 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you:depart from me, ye that work iniquity

    We are to beware of such people. It is much harder to obey Scripture to withdraw ourselves from such men than it is as our flesh wants to quarrel with those God has blinded. Lord willing we learn not to do that but still will warn the sheep to beware.

    Phil 3:2-3 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision. For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh

    Evil workers that have confidence in the flesh of men, especially themselves are not to be in our fellowship. They are the spiritual fornicators Paul spoke about telling us to not even eat (partaking of the word of God) with such men.

    1Co 5:11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

    God’s Elect, will always be accused of being unloving when we do these things, but such is obedience to the Lord, is the narrow way, and is the very definition of the love of God.

    My new policy by the way is not to have general comments on any of the posts on this blog. If that changes I will have to allow comments only with moderator approval. Too many trolls and those working against the purposes of God. There are far to many that walk in the flesh that want to come against the truth and we are not to give such men a platform. We don’t quarrel with them, we just separate ourselves the best we can. Here are some sound word on how we are to deal with those God has blinded to His true doctrines.

    1 TIM 6:3-5 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness:from such withdraw thyself

  94. Entering the kingdom of God only comes by going thru and living in the furnace of affliction. That is the way of salvation, it is thru suffering as the old man must be crucified and that comes by following the steps of Christ as part of His body.

    Php 1:29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;

    Col 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church:

    Isa 48:10 Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.

    There are hundreds of witnesses to this, it is plain as day if one has ears to hear and eyes to see. Otherwise, this immutable truth can be put right in their face and they still cannot see it. God must remove the veil and open their ears of understanding. He will cause it to happen on the appointed day.

    Psa 10:17 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

    Once faith actually comes by hearing, then we will learn quickly and grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord. We will be yet carnal but over time will be given to understand the mysteries of the kingdom and the hidden wisdom of God.

    1Co 2:6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:
    1Co 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

    This is one thing that will separate us from those still in Babylon. We will see these truths and share them with joy at first but they will not hear and cannot understand. This itself is a trial for God’s Elect, a big one as it takes time for us to realize the blessing that has befallen us and how unique and amazing it truly is. The Scriptures will line up in perfect sequence and in total harmony. We will truly understand that ALL THINGS, even the Old Testament was all written just for us and contain amazing life lessons of things we must learn and endure.

    1Co 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

    One of the things written is this little story from 2 Samuel. These are words we all will live by in our appointed times. We are these two men and the first Adam will try to squash the second Adam and like the same message that is given in Exodus, the old man will not let the new man come out of Egypt at first.

    2Sa 12:1 And the LORD sent Nathan unto David. And he came unto him, and said unto him, There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor.
    2Sa 12:2 The rich man had exceeding many flocks and herds:
    2Sa 12:3 But the poor man had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up: and it grew up together with him, and with his children; it did eat of his own meat, and drank of his own cup, and lay in his bosom, and was unto him as a daughter.
    2Sa 12:4 And there came a traveller unto the rich man, and he spared to take of his own flock and of his own herd, to dress for the wayfaring man that was come unto him; but took the poor man’s lamb, and dressed it for the man that was come to him.
    2Sa 12:5 And David’s anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, As the LORD liveth, the man that hath done this thing shall surely die:
    2Sa 12:6 And he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.

    And we of course all will be the rich man who takes from the poor. We also will be just as David does and know not that we are this man of sin and are being hypocrites thinking we are so righteous in our own works and deeds, not knowing we are still blind, naked, wretched and miserable. Then salvation will come to us and the Lord will send a prophet, His Elect, His angels, the body of Christ to speak a word to us like Nathan did and to reveal to us that we are the man of sin.

    2Sa 12:7 And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul;
    2Sa 12:8 And I gave thee thy master’s house, and thy master’s wives into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah; and if that had been too little, I would moreover have given unto thee such and such things.
    2Sa 12:9 Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in his sight? thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and hast taken his wife to be thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon.

    And God’s Elect have been given every thing yet it was necessary that the Lord have us fall down seven times so He can teach us righteousness thru His fiery judgments. And here is the good news and the bad news when we are shown this. Bad news to the old man because it is fixing to get hot and the suffering is going to be poured out upon us. That is the only way into the temple of God.

    Rev 15:8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.

    But this same consequence that carnal men take as eternal punishment or something is actually the good news that is sweeter than honey and more desirable than gold to the new man, to the light that God is calling out of darkness. His sword shall never depart from our house! That is an amazing prophecy that has come true in my life and I testify on this blog knowing that few will understand.

    2Sa 12:10 Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thine house; because thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be thy wife.

    We all will despise the Lord, take His name in vain and take foreign wives (worldly idols, Babylon) and we too will murder many with hidden hatred and resentment in our heart. We are truly blessed when we are given to SEE this o wretched men that we all are! But what is foolishness to the natural man is actually God’s way of bringing salvation. God will raise up evil out of our own house, both inwardly and outwardly. God causes this, and yes this is manifesting our very sins for the purposes of bringing judgment against us.

    2Sa 12:11 Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thine own house, and I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give them unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun.

    All of this is primarily within, happening to us in the kingdom of God that is inside. The Lord is working all things, sending evil, doing good, working to will and to way according to His good pleasure. It is when this evil manifests in our house that we learn righteousness as Isaiah tells those with ears to hear.

    Isa 26:9 … for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

    We learn and come to know Christ thru His righteous judgments against our sin and carnal nature. That is foolishness to those that cling to Babylonian doctrine and have not ears to hear. The Lord even says he will do this in the sight of men. We will have to suffer the shame and humiliation of having our sin revealed to others. This too is the work of the Lord.

    2Sa 12:12 For thou didst it secretly: but I will do this thing before all Israel, and before the sun.

    And the Lord will get revenge on us. The wages of sin is death and all our actions will bring a just recompense. David, which is you and and me, caused the death of a child for his disobedience and that too will be the case with us and our disobedience. We ourselves will be saved yet thru fire in the day of our judgment as all of our sins and vain worship will be burned up in the fire that is the word of God.

    2Sa 12:13 And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the LORD. And Nathan said unto David, The LORD also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die.
    2Sa 12:14 Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also that is born unto thee shall surely die.
    2Sa 12:15 And Nathan departed unto his house. And the LORD struck the child that Uriah’s wife bare unto David, and it was very sick.
    2Sa 12:16 David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth.
    2Sa 12:17 And the elders of his house arose, and went to him, to raise him up from the earth: but he would not, neither did he eat bread with them.
    2Sa 12:18 And it came to pass on the seventh day, that the child died. And the servants of David feared to tell him that the child was dead: for they said, Behold, while the child was yet alive, we spake unto him, and he would not hearken unto our voice: how will he then vex himself, if we tell him that the child is dead?
    2Sa 12:19 But when David saw that his servants whispered, David perceived that the child was dead: therefore David said unto his servants, Is the child dead? And they said, He is dead.

  95. To all but a few, the Lord will remain unknown. Many will call upon His name yet very few will be given to know Him. WE cannot know Him until He reveals Himself to us inwardly to work His judgments within us as God’s Elect. ALL of us, will at first ignorantly worship the Lord even when we do not yet know Him. This is where the multitudes of Babylon are today but it is also where we, God’s Elect are at first until the Lord has mercy and revealed Himself to us by the Father dragging us to HIM. (John 6:44). Paul’s sermon on Mar Hills is profound when we are given to understand the depths of these words.

    Act 17:22 Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars’ hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious.
    Act 17:23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.

    Carnal minded men will always make the mistake of limiting God and believe it is up to them to help God out. But the Lord, needs nothing from man. He does not need any man to give him money, solve world problems or do any of those things because the Lord Himself is causing all things. It is flesh that believes Christ is counting on mankind for anything.

    Act 17:24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
    Act 17:25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;

    God has declared the end from the beginning and all points in between. What this means personally is that every day of our life has already been determined, we are merely living out what Almighty God has already spoken. So very few are given the gift of faith to believe this truth however.

    Act 17:26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
    thAct 17:27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:
    Act 17:28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

    What powerful words. In HIM we move and have our very being. He is the potter, we are merely clay. There are many witnesses in Scripture to this powerful truth that if we are given the faith to believe it truly removes the yoke of bondage that walking in the flesh brings.

    Isa 46:9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,
    Isa 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

    Psa 139:16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.

    Job 14:4 Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.
    Job 14:5 Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with thee, thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass;

    When men speak otherwise and contrary to these truths and claim free will and teach it is up to man to go serve God and save the world from eternal hell, they are actually denying the Lord Jesus. Such thinking and action denies who Jesus Christ is, was and will be.

    Rom 11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

    I went to a Methodist program called the walk to Emmaus once. The mantra and big takeaway from this weekend conference was that Christ was counting on you. While this sounds quite reasonable and godly on the surface, it is actually pure and utter nonsense and of the flesh. It has no basis in the truth in the word of God. God truly needs nothing from man. He is causing all things, working all things for the council of His will. His counsel shall stand and He will do all of His good pleasure and He needs not any help from vessels of clay.

    Eph 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

    If Christ was counting on us, this world would be a much more pathetic and evil place than it already is. Because the hearts and minds of carnal man is deceitfully wicked.

    Jer 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

    There is nothing good that dwells in a man except the Spirit of God in a man.

    Mar 10:18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.

    Rom 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
    Rom 3:11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
    Rom 3:12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

    Thank God for Jesus Christ. The Lord is faithful even though we as men will not be faithful unless and until the Lord saves us from ourselves.

    2Ti 2:13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.

  96. When we are yet carnal and immersed into the doctrines of Babylon, we will use and consider our many good works as justification that we are doing the will of God. These events and works are the lying signs and wonders the Lord uses to turn us over to the idols of our heart.

    Eze 14:4 Therefore speak unto them, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Every man of the house of Israel that setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to the prophet; I the LORD will answer him that cometh according to the multitude of his idols

    The Lord uses these outward signs and actions, attached to His name to keep us bound in spiritual darkness not yet knowing that we are the antichrist that man of yet, as yet still un-revealed. These lying wonders and signs are very real, but they are all profiting the flesh and not the Spirit and that is why they are “lying” signs.

    2Th 2:7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
    2Th 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
    2Th 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
    2Th 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
    2Th 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

    If someone has an idols in their heart that says, doing good works is what proves one is right with God, then you can be sure the Lord will turn that person over to the multitude of this idol and they will be ensnared by it.

    This deception and being bound by carnal doctrines is all the work of the Lord as are all things. It is simply that our time of judgment and the revealing of Jesus Christ inwardly to us has not come. So we will walk claiming His name yet will be stiff necked and rebellious to His true word and commandments. We will be weighted down by the dissipation’s of this world, running around worrying about tomorrow and being Martha’s and focused excessively on serving the flesh of men. In fact we will look down on others that don’t join us in this zealous pursuit of fleshly serving.

    Luk 10:40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.

    As was shared in a prior comments, the better part is to sit still with CHRIST (with HIS BODY) and listen to His words. But flesh will justify running ragged doing many good works and being troubled by many things is the best course of action. Such is not the case says the Lord.

    Luk 10:41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:
    Luk 10:42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

    In fact we will measure ourselves against others and compare ourselves among ourselves to justify our deceptions and that we are doing the will of God. We will boast of our many good deeds at least to ourselves and most likely to others. This is unwise but this too are words will all shall live by.

    2Co 10:12 For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.
    2Co 10:13 But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you.

    But this is all deception. The work of God is not profiting the flesh. Christ said His words are Spirit and the flesh profits itself NOTHING!!!!!! The greater works of Christ are to bring spiritual healing by speaking His words that brings liberty to these Babylonian captives and feeds their spirits and brings the waters of new life to them. This word is the hot flaming coals that we will heap upon their heads and on the day those words are heard with spiritual ears, God will give the increase.

    Rom 12:20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

    Doing many good works is the main way Babylon keeps the multitudes in deception. They do not understand these verses of Scripture and how they apply to all of us, how we live them all before our day of judgment arrives. The many in this verse really means all, we all will do this to justify ourselves before God when we are in Babylon.

    Mat 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
    Mat 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
    Mat 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

    But as JOB learned, we too will learn in due time this immutable fact.

    Gal 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

    JOB like all of us, thought he was a righteous man and pointed to his many good works to justify himself. We all will do it until the Lord has mercy. JOB said these things and yet he took all these words back when the Lord came to him in the whirlwind and showed him how vile JOB really was. Look at the self righteousness in JOB’s words….I, ME, MY……

    Job 29:8 The young men saw me, and hid themselves: and the aged arose, and stood up.
    Job 29:9 The princes refrained talking, and laid their hand on their mouth.
    Job 29:10 The nobles held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth.
    Job 29:11 When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me:
    Job 29:12 Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him.
    Job 29:13 The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow’s heart to sing for joy.
    Job 29:14 I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem.
    Job 29:15 I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame.
    Job 29:16 I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I searched out.
    Job 29:17 And I brake the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out of his teeth.
    Job 29:18 Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand.
    Job 29:19 My root was spread out by the waters, and the dew lay all night upon my branch.
    Job 29:20 My glory was fresh in me, and my bow was renewed in my hand.
    Job 29:21 Unto me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my counsel.
    Job 29:22 After my words they spake not again; and my speech dropped upon them.
    Job 29:23 And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.
    Job 29:24 If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down.
    Job 29:25 I chose out their way, and sat chief, and dwelt as a king in the army, as one that comforteth the mourners.

    Many will take this truth and this comment to mean we are not to help people. That has not been said at all. We are not to go around looking to serve in the flesh and then use those good works to justify ourselves. God is working all things and He may very well put people in our path that need our help and need physical blessings. And we best give as we are capable of giving as He will lead us. So no, we are to love our neighbor as ourselves but that command is second to the primary one which is to love God with all of our heart, mind and soul. The love of God as we have seen is to obey His commandments.

    1Jn 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

    When we justify serving in the flesh and staying in this world we are not loving God. We are denying Him and His Sovereignty over all things, even Him making poor people and causing all the “bad” stuff that is in this world.

    Isa 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.

    We are commanded to come out and be separate. We are commanded to not go the way of the heathen and participate in their feasts and festivals. It is our disobedience and rebellion as prideful beasts that leads us to do these things. King Saul, which is you and me and all men used the same kind of carnal logic to justify disobeying the commandments of the Lord. He was told to go take the land and leave nothing alive. Yet Saul like us justified disobedience in order to do many good works in the name of the Lord. To obey is better than to sacrifice. This story from 1 SAM 15 teaches this lesson. Saul was told to take the land of the Amalekites and leave nothing, to kill and destroy all things that breath. Yet his flesh and carnal mind lead him to disobey this command and justify it by attaching “good works” and sacrifices to his disobedience.

    1Sa 15:12 And when Samuel rose early to meet Saul in the morning, it was told Samuel, saying, Saul came to Carmel, and, behold, he set him up a place, and is gone about, and passed on, and gone down to Gilgal.
    1Sa 15:13 And Samuel came to Saul: and Saul said unto him, Blessed be thou of the LORD: I have performed the commandment of the LORD.
    1Sa 15:14 And Samuel said, What meaneth then this bleating of the sheep in mine ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?
    1Sa 15:15 And Saul said, They have brought them from the Amalekites: for the people spared the best of the sheep and of the oxen, to sacrifice unto the LORD thy God; and the rest we have utterly destroyed.
    1Sa 15:16 Then Samuel said unto Saul, Stay, and I will tell thee what the LORD hath said to me this night. And he said unto him, Say on.
    1Sa 15:17 And Samuel said, When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the LORD anointed thee king over Israel?
    1Sa 15:18 And the LORD sent thee on a journey, and said, Go and utterly destroy the sinners the Amalekites, and fight against them until they be consumed.
    1Sa 15:19 Wherefore then didst thou not obey the voice of the LORD, but didst fly upon the spoil, and didst evil in the sight of the LORD?
    1Sa 15:20 And Saul said unto Samuel, Yea, I have obeyed the voice of the LORD, and have gone the way which the LORD sent me, and have brought Agag the king of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites.
    1Sa 15:21 But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of the things which should have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice unto the LORD thy God in Gilgal.
    1Sa 15:22 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.
    1Sa 15:23 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.

    The fat of rams is all the good works we do in the name of the Lord. God desires obedience not these sacrifices. He does not need any man to go save the world or stop people from being poor. Indeed, The Lord is the one creating poor people and all the other issues in life.

    This first carnal man will be rejected and cannot be a king and priest with the Lord. He will be destroyed in the day of judgment. of course all of this is given as an esnample of what takes place in our minds and hearts, that is where the battle is and the war in heaven is waged. We need to learn from these stories and understand why they were written.

    1Co 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the AGE are come.

    We will have opportunities to do good and help people in the flesh, even those outside of the covenant of faith. it is when we take our good works to justify ourselves and use it as some kind of proof (fruit) that we are right with God that we are deceived and are storing up wrath to be poured out upon us in our day of judgment. There is nothing good that dwells in the flesh of any man. It is not our unrighteousness that is filthy rags to God, it is indeed OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS that is the filthy rags. Man must learn to stop justifying themselves by their many good deeds. Such is an abomination to the Lord.

    Isa 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
    Isa 64:7 And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities.
    Isa 64:8 But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.

    And as this last verse says, we are the works of His hands. Any good works we do, the Lord gets all the glory, and He will share none of it with us. This is a very hard idol to give up for those that have been ensnared by it. Only the Lord can reveal the truth to us.

  97. Once we are healed by the Lord and given the Spirit of God and our ears to hear and eyes to see, we are always sent back to where we had been brought up. If we are God’s Elect, we will live these words of Christ and follow in His footsteps. Christ went back to Nazareth when He began His ministry and so will we symbolically.

    Luk 4:16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.

    In my obedience to God I had to cut off fellowship and all further discussion with a Babylonian minister who was not too surprisingly totally blind. Yet the Lord worked it out for us to have some exchanges and sharing of doctrine. Yet it was clear after several exchanges that God was not working with him now and he was still shut up in spiritual darkness. He does not see the things of the spirit nor take heed to the commandments of God on what we are to do in such cases. My actions are actually loving him but as is promised, those in the world will take it as arrogance and hate, the very opposite of what it is. Just to remind us before I continue on what the love of God is, here is our definition.

    1Jn 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

    Those in Babylon think they can love their neighbor without first loving God with all their heart, mind and soul. They take these words of Christ and exalt the second thing Christ said to the detriment of the first. They have not the truth and are corrupting the things of God in their ignorance.

    Mat 22:35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
    Mat 22:36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
    Mat 22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
    Mat 22:38 This is the first and great commandment.

    Mat 22:39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
    Mat 22:40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

    Those sitting under Babylonian doctrine see comforting the flesh and tolerating false doctrines as loving their neighbor as thyself. Even that belief is false but I hope you can see that if we think we are doing #2 and are not first doing #1 we are not in the truth. Loving God with all your heart means we will not place the approval of men or the love of this live in the flesh above the approval of God, yet that is exactly what Babylonian doctrines do. Anyway back to the issue of Christ going back to Nazareth, we all will do this if we are of the body of Christ.

    Luk 4:17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,
    Luk 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
    Luk 4:19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
    Luk 4:20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.
    Luk 4:21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.
    Luk 4:22 And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph’s son?

    So when we come announce that we have been redeemed of the Lord (Let them say so, Psalm 107), the carnal Babylonians will say is this not Joseph’s son? Is not this Pete Wilson, the business guy who has done X, Y and Z. He cannot possibly be the son of God or one of God’s prophets and very Elect will be the reaction. Yet that is how God said he would do it. Men look to the outside, yet the Lord looks to the inside. God’s ways and His choices are foolishness to the carnal mind. The ministers and those ensnared in Babylon will judge in the flesh and not trust the words of Christ nor understand them.

    1Co 1:25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
    1Co 1:26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
    1Co 1:27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

    I am glad to be counted a fool for God and know some are hearing my foolish preaching and some are being saved through that foolishness.

    When we return to our personal Nazareth (Babylon community) we will live these experiences that Christ lived as described in Luke chapter 4. We will by no means be accepted in our own communities where people have known us when we walked in the flesh after the rudimentary elements of this world. Carnal babes just cannot receive it and will be at enmity with us. That is all ordained of God, it is HIS PLAN.

    Rom 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
    Rom 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

    Luk 4:23 And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.
    Luk 4:24 And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.

    When we speak the truth of God’s word, we will open our mouths and speak in parables things not heard in all the world.

    Mat 13:34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:
    Mat 13:35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.

    As the body of Christ, God’s Elect are the ones speaking to the multitudes today. Our words will offend those that walk in the flesh and they will come to hate us by hating our doctrine. it happened to Christ, it will happen to His Elect and that hate will come from those that claim the name of Christ.

    Luk 4:25 But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;
    Luk 4:26 But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.
    Luk 4:27 And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian.
    Luk 4:28 And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,

    But as His ministers and prophets, we will have to leave these places at some point and move on. They will not allow us to continue to come into their synagogues of Satan and speak the truth that will bring down their lies and collapse the gain they enjoy from their forms of godliness. So we like Christ will have to pass thru the midst of them and move on.

    Luk 4:29 And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.
    Luk 4:30 But he passing through the midst of them went his way,

    We have numerous examples of this as our instruction, including these SIX: NOT DOING THIS, would be sin and would be the opposite of loving our neighbor.

    Mat 10:13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.
    Mat 10:14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.

    1Ti 6:3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;
    1Ti 6:4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
    1Ti 6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

    2Jn 1:9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
    2Jn 1:10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
    2Jn 1:11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

    Tit 3:9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
    Tit 3:10 A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject;

    Luk 10:16 He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.

    1Jn 4:5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.
    1Jn 4:6 We 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.

    The whole ecumenical movement that preaches tolerance and coming together of various doctrines and tolerating differences is not of God. There is no division in the Body of Christ. We are of ONE MIND of the same ONE FAITH by the ONE SPIRIT.

    Joh 17:9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.
    Joh 17:10 And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.
    Joh 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.

  98. Those in Babylon, know Jesus but only in the flesh. Once real faith comes to us, by the gift, we no longer know Christ in the flesh.

    2Co 5:16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.

    And it is a good thing not to know Christ in the flesh anymore. Because His words did not come to profit our flesh, they came to destroy it when we hear HIS word.

    Joh 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

    If Christ in the flesh does not go away, we will never receive Him in the Spirit and will remain yet carnal in spiritual darkness walking in the flesh. If knowing Christ in the flesh is not taken away from us, the Holy Spirit, which is the Spirit of God will not come to us and we will remain in darkness and not see light.

    Joh 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

    Christ purpose and the purpose of HIS WORD is to bringing spiritual healing, to raise up the new man simultaneous the destruction of the old man. Those under the influence of Babylon’s doctrine know Christ in the flesh. They can only receive and apply the Scriptures in the flesh and cannot understand the parables of Scripture and that the flesh profits itself nothing. This translates over into what they do to serve God. They burden themselves with many things, worries and go about with serving in the flesh as their mantra. But that is not the calling of God’s people. Christ did not come to heal flesh and make people comfortable in the flesh. No better story that the one with Martha and Mary to show this.

    Luk 10:38 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.
    Luk 10:39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word.
    Luk 10:40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.
    Luk 10:41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:
    Luk 10:42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

    The good part, the best part is to sit at the feet of Christ and listen to His words. To do this we must be able to HEAR HIS Word. Knowing who Christ is, He is His very Body, the very clouds of witnesses that are few and far; between is essential to understand this story which is a parable. Mary has chosen, because she was made to choose the good part and it shall not be taken away from her. That good part is to have faith in the Lord, which means we understand He is working all things and that we of ourselves can do nothing. That is faith and when we understand that we will quit striving to perfect ourselves or justify ourselves or even resist evil because we know ALL THINGS are of God.

    The real work of Christ disciples is to bring spiritual healing. We do so only by speaking His words to those who God has prepared their heart and opened their ears.

    Psa 10:17 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

    Here is how we bring healing to the Spirit. This is the even greater works Christ said we would do.
    This is a huge lesson right here and I do hope you will pause to receive it. The work of God is feeding the hungry and giving them drink. This speaks of the bread from heaven and the living water that represents the true gospel and the mysteries of the kingdom of God.

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

    But make no mistake, the work of God is speaking the gospel, it is feeding our enemies and giving them water to drink. It is visiting them in prison and clothing them from their nakedness. These are all spiritual things true worshippers will do and this all comes from God and through His living word which is Christ. Let’s take a quick look at the works Christ is looking for at the judgment seat.

    Mat 25:34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

    As we will see below, it is the ELECT, the Christ of Christ that is sent to do the works of God here on this earth. Christ in speaking to the sheep here, is speaking the Elect only.

    Mat 25:35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

    Mat 25:36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

    Being clothed in righteousness and garments of salvation means to walk in faith that is given by God. We clothe the brethren when we speak the true gospel and these fiery words that are an offense to all flesh. When those words are heard and planted in hearts prepared by God, people are clothed. The same are healed of their spiritual sicknesses and are released from the prisons and the bondage and torment they had lived their whole lives prior.

    We don’t know who is God’s Elect and who is bound in Babylon waiting to hear the true words of Christ. So we go to the lost house of Israel and we speak this word of fire and let God give the increase to those He has prepared to hear it.

    Jer 5:14 Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.

    We will be hated for speaking this word and living true to it. But that is the promise we are given if we follow faithfully in the footsteps of Christ. We cannot afford to be caught up into serving people in the flesh as that neglects the greater matter of salvation and spiritual healing that only come by hearing the word of faith spoken by God’s Elect. We shall answer to the Lord one day and hopefully hear these words and this will not be in recognition of things we did to profit people’s flesh.

    The Elect shall answer Christ….
    Mat 25:37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fedthee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
    Mat 25:38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
    Mat 25:39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
    Mat 25:40 And 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.

    So that is the work of the Lord to sit at His feet and listen and where He sends us, go forth and speak this word. That is how lepers, a symbol for spiritually sick people are cleansed, this is how the spiritually dead that know Christ only in the flesh are raised.

    Christ sends us to do exactly what His Father sent Him to do. Like Father like Son. Jesus did not come to bless flesh, even though He did, His real mission was spiritual and bringing healing to the Spirit. We too shall do the same Lord willing.

    Mat 10:6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
    Mat 10:7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
    Mat 10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
    A true minister of God would never ask for money for anything. We will trust the Lord to work all things and provide by putting the need on the mind of His Elect. Freely we have received, it all was a gift from God that cannot be purchased and freely we shall give it to all God puts in our path to speak it.

  99. Coming out of Babylon is applicable much more spiritually than in the physical. Many have physically come out of the orthodox churches of men, having seen their fornicating ways with this world, tolerance of sin and falsely defining the tolerating doctrinal differences as the love of God. Yet nearly all of them are still sick with the diseases which are the false doctrines, lies such as eternal punishment, free will, the trinity, salvation means avoiding wrath of God, man born sinless, etc etc. It really is a narrow road that few there be shall find the way. God has chosen to give healing to only very few in each generation, the Election have obtained it and the rest were blinded to this very day.

    Rom 11:7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but GOD’s very ELECT hath obtained it, and the rest (the multitudes in Babylon) were blinded
    Rom 11:8 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.

    Deu 29:4 Yet the LORD hath not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day.

    Joh 12:39 Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again,
    Joh 12:40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.

    Coming out of Babylon is primarily an inward experience that we all will live in our appointed times. We come out as the Lord shines the light on the darkness we had believed and burns up those doctrines and our vain works with the fire that is His word. That is the way it will work for all of us, that is the one event that comes alike for all.

    Ecc 9:2 All things come alike to all: there is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked; to the good and to the clean, and to the unclean; to him that sacrificeth, and to him that sacrificeth not: as is the good, so is the sinner; and he that sweareth, as he that feareth an oath.

    1Co 3:21 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours;
    1Co 3:22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours;

    When our day of the Lord comes to us, the day of judgment, a day of great darkness and gloom, then we will begin to really come out of Babylon. This is actually a very good day for the new man, it is how we are Born Again by the power and working of the Spirit and it is 100% the Lord’s work, we have nothing to do with it or determining when it happens. I hope you can begin to see these verses for what they are: GOOD NEWS. The old man is being decreased, destroyed by fire, so the new man can be increased.

    Zep 1:14 The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly.
    Zep 1:15 That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness,
    Zep 1:16 A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers.
    Zep 1:17 And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung.
    Zep 1:18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD’S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.

    These verses from Zephaniah are the wondrous works of the Lord to the children of men. It is God bringing salvation to the Elect. This is the same thing Paul told us about very succinctly.

    1Co 3:11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
    1Co 3:12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
    1Co 3:13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.
    1Co 3:14 If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
    1Co 3:15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

    These words speak to the salvation of all men. ALL will be saved but only a few will receive the reward, the crown of righteousness and will rule and reign with Christ and be in the blessed and first resurrection. Babylon has mixed up the salvation of all with the few that will attain to the first resurrection. The truth of God’s word has simply not been revealed to them as we have seen with the above Scriptures. That is why we press onward and strive to stay on this narrow road. Not to avoid the lie of eternal torment but to make Lord willing, our calling and ELECTION sure.

    Php 3:13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
    Php 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus

  100. Dan 4:35 And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?

    As this Scripture declares God’s will is being done 24 X 7 X 365. There is nothing that happens EVER that is not God’s will. If we know where heaven is and what it represents inwardly we can see the Lord is working it all, includes our very thoughts, emotions, words, steps, deeds, you name it. ALL THINGS IS ALL THINGS.

    Rom 11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

    He is not a God who is cleaning up after the mess that men make and the mistakes we all commit including our sin. He is actually the one orchestrating all of it. HE IS THE CAUSE OF IT ALL.

    It is the carnal mind that cannot get past this stumblingblock. Such a mind is blinded to the truth revealed in the Scriptures. Yet God is the Potter and we are the clay and all that gets done in our lives, even the evil stuff is the work of the Lord.

    Isa 63:17 O LORD, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and hardened our heart from thy fear?

    Amo 3:6 Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it?

    Joh 15:5 I 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.

    Rom 9:16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.
    Rom 9:17 For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.
    Rom 9:18 Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.

    But those immersed and plagued with Babylonian doctrine cannot see it. Their earth is covered with many locusts which blot out the true light (the SUN). All we can do as God’s Elect is speak the truth and leave it to the Lord to remove the scales off their eyes in His appointed times. For me, eternal hell and free will were two giant logs the Lord pulled from my eyes that allowed me begin to see. Since then, little by little, the other lies have been exposed and by the Spirit of God removed. To see that God is the source of all my actions, even my very thoughts and giving me very many experiences to show me that yes indeed HE IS THE LORD not me, has been a great blessing. I have come to really appreciate this verse as my carnality is burned up and it is a process we don’t instantly get our carnality taken away.

    Amo 4:13 For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The LORD, The God of hosts, is his name.

    There is rejoicing in heaven today as a lost sheep made it known to the BODY that they have been found. Praise the Lord.

    Pro 19:21 There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.

  101. Nobody is GOOD, noone not even one. The teaching that says man is not born a virtual sinning machine is an insidious self righteous doctrine. Even Christ was not good in a body of sinful flesh.

    Mar 10:18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.

    Jesus Christ when He was called the good teacher by the rich man gave an answer that is quite revealing. The answer is told throughout the Scriptures and is the unequivocal truth without any contradictions for those given to understand the mysteries of the kingdom of God. Christ said that even He, the Son of God was not good and that only one was good and that was God.

    Rom 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
    Rom 3:11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
    Rom 3:12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

    The truth is that flesh is sin. It was never God’s intentions nor can flesh inherit the kingdom of God. We will see ultimately why that is so and why God determined to make all things new since before there even was a world.

    1Co 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

    Christ was sent in the same likeness of sinful flesh, which means exactly the same.

    Rom 8:3 For 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:

    Heb 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;

    The truth is Christ was made of a woman born under the same law of sin and death as all of us.

    Gal 4:4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,

    And by so coming, it is said that Christ was made sin yet without sin.

    2Co 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

    There is an insidious false doctrine promoted by many that have seen the error of the sloppy grace churches of Babylon that is actually even more egregious. This is a doctrine that tries hard to claim that man was born sinless and was made perfect in these fleshly bodies. This teaching will generally attack the Catholic doctrine of Original Sin and while there is no truth in Catholicism, all is leavened with error, this holiness teaching is equally in error and is another jesus that keeps the beast entrenched sitting on God’s throne in our hearts. Such a teaching also is built upon the false belief in the free will of man and in eternal punishment. There is no truth to any of this teaching, it is all built lie upon lie and can only be supported by violating the principle that the sum of God’s word is truth. This anti original sin, flesh was made perfect doctrine, is only supported by those who take single Scriptures and make it of its own private interpretation.

    2Pe 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

    The Fall of Man
    Man never fell as we all are taught in Babylon. The sin of Adam and Eve was ordained from the beginning. It was what was suppose to happen and will happen to all of us. We must eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil to learn good and evil and to in time become sons of the living God.

    Gen 3:22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

    Heb 5:14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

    Ecc 1:13 (CLV) I applied my heart to inquiring and exploring by wisdom concerning all that is done under the heavens:it is an experience of evil Elohim has given to the sons of humanity to humble them by it.

    Man Made Marred On Purpose
    It is a total misrepresentation of Genesis 1 to take this verse and contradict scores of other verses that speak to man being made sin.

    Gen 1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

    Being good was a relative term. God made a good devil, a good marred vessel of clay, good fowls of the air, but that is not the standard necessary to be like God. That standard is perfection and will not be achieved until the third day. Even Christ said He would not be perfected until the third day.

    Luk 13:32 And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.

    All this just goes to show us that flesh and blood cannot and was never intended to inherit the kingdom of God. The clay vessels are temporary dwellings in which God is teaching us good and evil thru His chastening grace that brings the trials and righteous judgments to us.

    God created us in in weak marred vessels of clay on purpose. This was His plan all along.

    Jer 18:3 Then I went down to the potter’s house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.
    Jer 18:4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.

    Rom 8:20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
    Rom 8:21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

    Ecc 7:20 For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.

    Psa 51:5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

    The truth is that God’s plans for all of us is to first make us a sinful vessel of dishonor and then by the process of His righteous judgment and chastening grace, to remake us in the appointed times into a new vessel. That is only in down payment form, an earnest deposit in this life. But on the third day for each of us, we too shall be perfected like Christ.

    Rom 9:21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?

    God is the Potter, we are pieces of Clay
    Eph 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

    Php 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

    Isa 64:8 But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.

    Rom 9:15 For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.
    Rom 9:16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.
    Rom 9:17 For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.
    Rom 9:18 Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.

    Salvation will only come to us when we are brought to our wits end and God shows us that we are truly a wretched ball of clay and that nothing good dwells in our flesh and carnal mind. Jesus said the day of the Lord will not come until we are shown that we are the abomination that is causing desolation in the temple of God. This is the beginnings of a new post I hope to complete yet this excerpt may help a few still bound by the false teachings that sprung forth from the 200 million lies of Babylon.

    Rev 9:16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.

  102. It is so sad but necessary to see people be offended with the idea that all men shall be saved. Our inner beasts just cannot accept that as it removes our responsibility to save ourselves and glory in our flesh and delusion of free will.

    Ecc 3:18 I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.

    That is the process of salvation, God has to show you that you are indeed a beast and there is nothing good that dwells in your flesh. The beast and false prophet we all are must be cast into the fire of God’s word and be destroyed. That is the mystery of how Christ is formed in us. This verse is actually very good news.

    Rev 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

    I used to be one of those holy rollers who made being saved all about man’s actions in overcoming sin in their lives. That is not it at all, that is another jesus as this blog now has made clear. If one could understand what the grace of God really is and what salvation means and how it comes, then they would stop limiting God and blaspheming His name among the Gentiles with their eternal hell doctrine.

    Rom 5:20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:

    Which is the same thing the Prophet said here. When God brings judgment upon us, when our time has arrived, He will not fail to finish the work He has started. He will cause us to obey Him, that is the function of grace right on schedule.

    Eze 36:27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

    Yet the carnal mind of these mockers and scoffers is at enmity with the Lord and His truths. They cannot receive the truth unless and until the Lord has ordained it. He must prepare them and open their ears.

    Psa 10:17 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

    God Almighty is not very mighty to these carnal minded believers. To them the Lord’s arm is too short to save and the devil is more mightier than the Lord. Pretty sad when you think about it. All we can do is keep foolishly preaching the truth and know that it is in the Lord’s hands to open ears and to prepare hearts to receive the true living word.

    Isa 59:1 Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:

    While it is wrong to turn the true grace of God and His sovereignty over all (even our sins) into lasciviousness, it is horribly wrong to believe and follow another jesus that is not true to His word and His covenant promises. He is faithful even when man is not, yet those that believe eternal hell deny the power of the Lord to bring about all that has already been declared. Nobody is going to out sin the Lord’s grace.

    Rom 5:20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:

    Here is a true and faithful saying that only very few will be given to believe.

    1Ti 4:9 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.
    1Ti 4:10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.
    1Ti 4:11 These things command and teach.

  103. Isa 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
    Isa 64:7 And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities.
    Isa 64:8 But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.

    It is not our unrighteousness that is filthy rags, it is our own righteousness says the Lord. What this means is HE is working all things, He is the one causing us to do all that we do, and when we take credit for that we are denying Him and glorying in our flesh. That is an abomination to the Lord. When the Lord opens our hearts to see and to hear His living word, we will hear the call to come out from among them and no longer partake of these unclean things, which is what self righteousness is. We have to separate. We must lose our life to gain it and so few will hear the call and even fewer will be worthy to pay the price.

    2Co 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
    2Co 6:18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

    The true righteousness that is Christ is only learned by the process of judgment. This is such a simple yet profound truth that one day will be revealed to all men.

    Isa 26:9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

    But we will never learn until we first hear.

    Jer 22:29 O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD.

    Nobody has free will to decide to understand the Scriptures and the words of God. Please believe the words of Christ.

    Mat 13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
    Mat 13:12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
    Mat 13:13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
    Mat 13:14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:

    JOB is a good example, but not the only one of what we all will do for our appointed season. We will do many good works and in our ignorance and unbelief to God’s sovereignty will use them to justify ourselves to God and others. We will think we are rich and increased with goods but not know at this time that we are truly poor, miserable and naked in God’s eyes. I have lived first hand the inward boasting and justification. As a man with more means than most, the many good deeds would be rationalized in a carnal mind to exalt the beast onto the throne of God in our heart. But as Christ said, in our day of judgment, many, which means all will say this to Him.

    Mat 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
    Mat 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

    In our carnal state we can’t help but to bring Christ down and exalt ourselves. We are just helping God out not understanding He needs no help and is working all things already. We all will do that until the Lord opens our eyes and cast out the deaf and dumb spirit that kept us in spiritual darkness.

    JOB Chapter 29 is quite the expose of the I, ME, MY mindset that we all will have as carnal babes when we justify ourselves by our righteous deeds. Here is JOB whining and complaining to God when his judgment began and all hell broke loose in his life. We all will live this experience it only awaits our appointed times.

    Job 29:1 Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,
    Job 29:2 Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved me;
    Job 29:3 When his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness;
    Job 29:4 As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of God was upon my tabernacle;
    Job 29:5 When the Almighty was yet with me, when my children were about me;
    Job 29:6 When I washed my steps with butter, and the rock poured me out rivers of oil;
    Job 29:7 When I went out to the gate through the city, when I prepared my seat in the street!
    Job 29:8 The young men saw me, and hid themselves: and the aged arose, and stood up.
    Job 29:9 The princes refrained talking, and laid their hand on their mouth.
    Job 29:10 The nobles held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth.
    Job 29:11 When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me:
    Job 29:12 Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him.
    Job 29:13 The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow’s heart to sing for joy.
    Job 29:14 I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem.
    Job 29:15 I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame.
    Job 29:16 I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I searched out.
    Job 29:17 And I brake the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out of his teeth.
    Job 29:18 Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand.
    Job 29:19 My root was spread out by the waters, and the dew lay all night upon my branch.
    Job 29:20 My glory was fresh in me, and my bow was renewed in my hand.
    Job 29:21 Unto me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my counsel.
    Job 29:22 After my words they spake not again; and my speech dropped upon them.
    Job 29:23 And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.
    Job 29:24 If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down.
    Job 29:25 I chose out their way, and sat chief, and dwelt as a king in the army, as one that comforteth the mourners.

    JOB was led to repent of these words in the succeeding chapters when He contended with the Lord and was shown how vile he truly was.

    Job 40:3 Then Job answered the LORD, and said,
    Job 40:4 Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth.
    Job 40:5 Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed no further.
    Job 40:6 Then answered the LORD unto Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
    Job 40:7 Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.
    Job 40:8 Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?

    And that, the granting of repentance is all the work of God too. All things truly does include all things from the Potter and God needs nothing from man and that includes the many good works we will do.

    Act 17:25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;

  104. God’s plans and ways have always called for ISRAEL (for now His Elect but in the end ALL MEN) to be redeemed with GREAT JUDGMENTS. Yet the traditions of men and all the Babylon doctrines is that salvation means avoiding the judgment of God. Such is not the case and the strong delusion God sends has the multitudes not even understanding what salvation is and how it is accomplished. Instead of the truth, men will learn various variations of a lie that somehow someway the wrath of God will not be poured out on our old man and carnal nature. Be it a rapture theory or a miraculous shield over our physical bodies, those that choose of their own free will to accept Jesus as Lord and savior will escape the judgment of God. Such utter folly that is completely against the truth of God’s word. The plan has not changed. If one is Isreal, God’s very Elect, judgment will begin with them, the house of God.

    1Pe 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

    This is the consistent truth told throughout the Scriptures. The new man can only come forth from the darkness within by having the old man destroyed with great judgments.

    Exo 6:5 And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have remembered my covenant.
    Exo 6:6 Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments:

    This is a process that takes time to destroy the fleshly man, the man of sin, the son of perdition we all are. It takes 10 plagues of God’s wrath poured out upon the land within. That is how salvation comes by these great judgments.

    Exo 7:1 And the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.
    Exo 7:2 Thou shalt speak all that I command thee: and Aaron thy brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he send the children of Israel out of his land.
    Exo 7:3 And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt.
    Exo 7:4 But Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you, that I may lay my hand upon Egypt, and bring forth mine armies, and my people the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great judgments.
    Exo 7:5 And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I stretch forth mine hand upon Egypt, and bring out the children of Israel from among them.

    This is why this is the spiritual truth about the righteous judgment of God.

    Psa 19:9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
    Psa 19:10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

    In an unbelievable twist of deception, those in Babylon continue to take the good news, the news that is sweeter than honey and more desirable than gold and make that the bad news and use those passages to support their lie of eternal torment. It will blow your mind when the Lord opens your eyes to it in all of its fullness. But make no mistake, the wrath of God will be poured out upon ALL the unrighteousness of all men. There will be no exceptions.

    Rom 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

    Yet the carnal mind and all of those in Babylon have not been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom and that this is the way that salvation comes. It is a blessing that judgment begins at our house. We are blessed beyond comprehension when we are given to read, understand and live the judgments defined in the book of Revelation.

    Rev 1:3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

    And that is the ONLY way any man will ever be able to enter the temple that is Christ. Before that can happen, we must live thru all seven (the completion) of the vials of wrath being poured out upon our old man and carnal nature. This is a gigantic verse of truth if one can receive it.

    Rev 15:8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.

    Salvation is the Lord taking away our sins. He circumcises our hearts and takes those desires away little by little thru the process of judgment. That is the purpose of the true grace of God and why it is said.

    Heb 12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

    We will only learn righteouess by this judgment (See ISA 26:9). Oh how wonderful are the works of God to the children of men when we know what the Lord is doing.

    Isa 1:24 Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies:
    Isa 1:25 And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin:
    Isa 1:26 And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city.
    Isa 1:27 Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness.

    If we know what He is doing, then we are God’s Elect and are living thru a blessing that is beyond description. How is this for a blessing! Whatsoever I shall ask of the Father in His name, He may give it to me.

    Joh 15:15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

    I do welcome sincere comments from those God is working with. He is faithful to bring His people together and give us sheep to feed and bread to eat from one another. My email is peter.wilson@cox.net

  105. God’s Elect, also known as ISRAEL will be called out of Egypt on the way to the promised land. yet there is a necessary stop where we will spend our symbolic 70 years ensnared into Babylonian false doctrines. This prophecy below from Hosea was used by the apostles to refer to Christ and it is a prophecy about Jesus Christ, but it also speaks about HIS BODY, the christ of Christ. Like all scripture, this passage in particular is full of gigantic symbolism.

    Hos 11:1 When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.
    Hos 11:2 As they called them, so they went from them: they sacrificed unto Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.
    Hos 11:3 I taught Ephraim also to go, taking them by their arms; but they knew not that I healed them.
    Hos 11:4 I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love: and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I laid meat unto them.
    Hos 11:5 He shall not return into the land of Egypt, but the Assyrian shall be his king, because they refused to return.
    Hos 11:6 And the sword shall abide on his cities, and shall consume his branches, and devour them, because of their own counsels.

    Here this prophecy is used by Matthew in reference to Christ.

    Mat 2:15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.

    And such it is with ALL THE SONS OF GOD, beginning with Christ who is the first born of many brethren.

    Rom 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

    As this Hosea prophecy says, a sword (the word of God, the double edged sword, good and evil) shall abide on our inward cities and will consume and devour the doctrines of the old man. This is God’s vengeance for his Temple. Defile the temple of God and God will get vengeance.

    1Co 3:17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

    It is those that have escaped from Babylon who will declare this work of vengeance in the temple of God. These words here in Jeremiah 50 and 51 are actually very good news yet will be taken by carnal babes sitting in Babylon as some kind of description of eternal torment. But they are without understanding of the ways or words of the Lord. It is a wonderful thing when the Lord brings judgment upon our old man and carnal nature. That is salvation.

    Jer 51:8 Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.
    Jer 51:9 We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed: forsake her, and let us go every one into his own country: for her judgment reacheth unto heaven, and is lifted up even to the skies.
    Jer 51:10 The LORD hath brought forth our righteousness: come, and let us declare in Zion the work of the LORD our God.
    Jer 51:11 Make bright the arrows; gather the shields: the LORD hath raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes: for his device is against Babylon, to destroy it; because it is the vengeance of the LORD, the vengeance of his temple.

    The Lord must destroy the old man with the fire of His word, the arrows that pierce our inward parts. It is a living hell and battle within that the Lord will have the victory if we are chosen as God’s Elect. But what Babylon denies and does not understand is God is orchestrating all of this. He is the cause of why His temple is defiled.

    Eze 24:21 Speak unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will profane my sanctuary, the excellency of your strength, the desire of your eyes, and that which your soul pitieth; and your sons and your daughters whom ye have left shall fall by the sword.

    So there it is. Two witnesses telling us that God is working ALL THINGS, even the bad things that we do. Of course there are hundreds of confirming witnesses to this truth once we are blessed to have our ears opened and to know that ALL THINGS means ALL THINGS. We like Christ can do nothing on our own initiative just as HE said but only a few are given the understanding.

    Joh 15:5 I 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.

    The carnal mind and those holding to Babylonian doctrine will only attribute this all things to the good things as otherwise, their false doctrines of eternal torment and free will would be exposed for what they are which is lies.

    The judgment of God is indeed sweeter than honey and more desirable than gold, but not to the old man. That Psalm applies to the new man who is blessed by the righteous judgment of god falling upon him and destroying his old man, the lust of the flesh and the carnal doctrines of babylon. Oh what a mystery are the wondrous works of god to the children of men. salvation comes thru the judgment of God and no man anywhere will ever enter into the the true temple which is CHRIST IN US until the seven plagues of God are poured out upon our carnal nature.

    Rev 15:8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.

    It is truly a blessing to have the rock that is christ fall upon us. Such begins at the house of God.

    1Pe 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not th