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Preaching Foolishness

foolishness of preachingContext:  This note is a message I sent to a Babylonian Minister of a large orthodox Christian church.  This man is genuinely a nice man as men go, but of course we know that no one is good, no one not even one!  The pastor of the church I once attended let me know he was all up to talk about his sermons and any issues I have with them .  His sheep will not follow the voice of a stranger.    

It is by the foolishness of such preaching that the few chosen will hear the words of truth and be set free from the bondage of Babylon.  A brother in Christ suggested I share this as it may well edify a lost sheep the Lord may bring to this website seeking the truth in the Scriptures.

Dear B______________

I listened to your sermon last Sunday online as I am most curious to know the things my wife is listening to so I as her God ordained head may teach her the truth the Lord willing.  My motivation is the love of God with this being clearly and succinctly defined for us 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

 And the commandments of the Lord include to come out of Babylon and to separate from the world and this is especially true for those that bring other doctrines than the doctrines of Jesus Christ.

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.

Wow, this seems so harsh and unloving to the carnal mind.  Yet keeping our doctrine pure and un-defiled is a very big deal for the church of Jesus Christ.  There is a real reason why the Lord has us to do this but we must take very seriously all false doctrines and not allow any such leaven to enter into our spiritual houses and fellowship.  It is FLESH and the wisdom of men that have put tolerance and agreeing to disagree above the doctrines of Christ.

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,

Those that bring this “fornication”, the mixing of flesh and spirit, the mixing of worldly wisdom with the words of God are to be put out of our fellowship if we are God’s Elect.  The way truly is narrow and few there be shall find it.  Accommodating fornication be it physical or spiritual is not love, it is deception.   Here is Paul showing us how to love people by obeying the commandments of God.

1Co 5:4  In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,

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 has been a long build up here but I want you, GOD WILLING, to understand and to see just how serious it is to know and to teach only sound 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.

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.

We must know the doctrine of Christ and make sure we do not corrupt it.  Yet that is the very thing Babylon does, it takes the things of God, the true valuables which are the doctrines, the very gold, the truth and cankers it with fleshly and demonic wisdom.

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.

Where the gold and silver is cankered and corrupted by the carnal doctrines of men, God’s Elect should get far away as it it will only lead us into compromise yet the road is very narrow.

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

I am hoping  B________ that maybe God has prepared your heart for the truth and opened your ears of understanding.  My ears were opened by hearing from someone the world would disdain and think not could possibly be an angel of God.  But that is how God works, He chooses the foolish things of this world to confound the wisdom of wise men who walk after the flesh.

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;

The OT is not a history lesson

It will blow your mind when you are given eyes to see this.  Now I hope the Lord will open your ears to consider some of the things you preached on Sunday.  While it is a great idea to study the prophets, we must keep some fundamental truts in mind as we read anything in the Old Testament.  Those things include these things:

1.  All the OT is an ensample, a spiritual lesson for God’s very elect today

1Co 10:1 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the AGE (not world) are come.

Those outside the given covenant of faith will not understand any of this, the entire book will be sealed.  When their fear of god is based on man’s traditions, then the book will not be understood.  They will stumble and stagger in spiritual darkness and this is all the Lord’s doing.

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.  (The Lord puts the multitudes into spiritual darkness)

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:

The carnal doctrines of men teach eternal torment which is a fear of the Lord based on the precepts of men and is the opposite of the truth.  Anyone teaching or believing the fear of God based on this precept has a sealed book for which they will have no understanding.

The Old Testament is a shadow of the truth.  As a shadow it is not the whole truth but points to the true light.  We must take the whole council, the sum of thy word to know the truth that will set us free.

2.  Man must live by every word God has spoken and that includes all the things written in the bible

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.

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;

The characters in the Old Testament and the stories and ensamples they portray are words that each of us will live by in our appointed times.  We cannot add to or take away from the sum of God’s word. All things are ours and we will live them.  What blessing to the one who understand this immutable spiritual truth.

3.  The OT was not written for the people that lived then, it is not given to us as a history lesson

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.

We are yet carnal when we approach these words as a history lesson and apply them to someone else, i.e. the flesh jews who lived back then.  Those words of the prophets were written for God’s very Elect upon whom the ends of the carnal age has now come.

4.  Christ speaks in parables and so it is with and thru His prophets

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

The Bible does not mean what is says, it means what it means.  That meaning is hidden from carnal eyes and ears and is only GIVEN to the few that God has chosen to give it to.  Christ spoke in parables to HIDE the meaning, so it is to this very day and these words of God have not passed away.

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.

Here is who will believe, who will have the ears to hear and the eyes to see.

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, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

You spoke last Sunday about God loving wicked people. 

That is very true B________God does love wicked people and one day all will have been given the faith to know that even this Proverb is true and that God purposefully has made people wicked.

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

This refers to all men, you and me and everybody that has ever been born into a marred vessel of clay.  This is all part of God’s plan spelled out in the Scriptures for those give ears to hear and eyes to see the truth.  And that is not very many, it is indeed very few.  But this is all God’s plan, He makes us stray from His ways.  Yet the carnal man will think this truth is foolishness and they will not be able to understand it despite clear Scripture.

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

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.

 Who is doing all of this?  Who is the cause behind these erring from His ways?  It is God doing it all.  He is the Potter and we are the clay.  Many will recite those verses but yet deny Christ daily by claiming He nor God are causing ALL THINGS to happen.  These doing this denying are at best mere carnal babes in Christ, it simply has not been given to them to see the plain truth in Scripture.

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.

IT IS NOT HIM WHO WILLS.  IT IS NOT MANs DELUSION OF A FREE WILL, it is God who shows mercy.  Amazing how stubborn flesh is to the clear truth of God’s word.  The rest of this chapter answers the carnal question we all then ask.  Which is why does God then still find fault.  God does it all, there is no YOU anywhere in the new covenant.  Go read Ezekiel 36 and you will see it is all I WILL SAYS THE LORD.   Look at all the I will’s and the absence of you will’s.

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.

The Scriptures are true and as Jonah 2:9 says,   SALVATION IS OF THE LORD.    I hope you will begin to see that man has no role in salvation whatsoever.  It is 100% of the Lord.  We don’t even choose to have faith, that is given to us and is given to only a very few in this life in the flesh.  (John 6:44, John 6:65, etc)  Oh it is a mystery B_______, one that makes perfect sense once we are given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God.  They are given to such a very few all of which serves God’s purposes.

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.

The carnal mind cannot comprehend the truth, the true things of God are indeed foolishness to the wisdom of men.  Hence all the doctrines and beliefs of orthodox Christianity, all of them, are devoid of any truth.

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,

If the Lord ordains to happen, we will sit down and review doctrine, the core beliefs and positions of orthodox Christianity.  I have come to see that Isaiah 3:1 is true and there is not a single doctrine, not even one, which I learned in a church that is true.  All was leavened and pointed to another jesus.

God Is Not Dependent Upon Man

You also spoke Sunday and speak often as if the will of Almighty God depends upon the actions of man.  Such is not the case B______, that is the wisdom of men and is indeed another gospel and a false jesus.  You quoted Psalm 139 today.  I am not sure you really got the significance of verse 12 that both darkness and light are 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.

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

Psa 139:8  If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.

We are clay in His hands.  If we are deceived it is the Lord’s doing.  If we are walking in truth, it is the Lord’s doing.  ALL THINGS ARE OF GOD and I am sure you know the many Scriptures that state that.  BELIEVE THEM.

He is working all things for the counsel of His will and depends not upon any man to bring about what He has already declared for each of us.  I wish you had read on to verse 16.

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.

Yep, even this verse is true but the carnal mind will always deny it and limit God.  Our entire lives, what we will do has already been written.  That is an all powerful God that the carnal mind cannot understand or believe unless and until we are given the gift of faith.

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:

The end has been declared from the beginning.  God’s counsel shall stand and it matters not what a piece of clay thinks or does.  And His counsel and pleasure is to save all men and that is exactly what He will do.  But very few are GIVEN to believe the report of Isaiah.

All that we do, think or say is given to us by God.  He is the potter and we are the clay.  But you do not believe that B______.  Your idea of sovereignty is that God does not have a boss but that lots of things happen outside of God’s causing them to happen.  In your theology, God is at the mercy of nature, the devil and even the actions and thoughts of His own creation.  Utter and complete hogwash, the epitome of unbelief.

You cited this verse in your sermon today and this is a good segue to make a point and God willing set you on the path of truth.

Psa 37:23  The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.

Do you see that word “good” in that verse?  That word was added by carnal translators, the word “good” is not in the Scriptures it was added by men to support their false doctrines.  God is not just working all the good things B_____, He is working them all!

Isa 45:6  That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else. Isa 45:7  I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these 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:

Rom 11:36  For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

It was incredible.  You mentioned the recent flooding in Colorado and then denied the Lord Jesus by claiming God is not causing all things and is at the whim of Mother Nature.  B_______, God is causing all things, even evil things and calamities.  There are zero exceptions.

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?

God allows nothing.  He causes all things. He even works evil for good.

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.

When you make such statements and hesitate to give God the credit and the glory for all things that happen, including calamities, sickness and disease, you are preaching another gospel and are yet carnal.  You are then preaching unbelief in the one true God and feeding the carnal mind of men who will then need to fear things that God is not causing.  There is nothing God is not doing and directly causing to happen.  You name it, the Scriptures and the sum of thy word is truth, tells us it is from God.

Deu 32:39  See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.

You mentioned last week that Satan causes division.  No he does not.  God is doing it, Satan is merely a servant of God, doing exactly what the Lord commands him to do.

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

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.

Who brings division?  Who sets people at variance with others?  It is God thru the Lord.  This is who Satan is and how he came into being.

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

Isa 54:16  Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.

I won’t get into it here but that doctrine we all hear in churches about Satan being an angel kicked out of heaven is a lie.  You can believe the false teachings of men and the traditions of orthodox Christianity or you can simply if granted the faith, believe the Lord and His words. Christ said Satan was a murderer from the beginning, he was created for that very purpose.  I do hope you will consider what I am telling you and go and test the doctrine and the spirits I am conveying.  By two or three witnesses shall ever matter be established and all that I have shared herewith has multiple confirming witnesses and create no conflicts with the true doctrines of Christ.

You said something else that was simply false.  You said that “judgment does not transform us”.  Oh yes it does B_______.  In fact judgment is the process by which we are saved.  Salvation means going thru the judgment of God and enduring the wrath of God against our old man and the lust of our flesh.  That is the very mystery, the strange ACT it is called by which Christ is formed in us and salvation comes to Zion.  Judgment is the way of salvation and it begins at the house of God, His chosen few, the very elect.  The rest will be judged later at the second resurrection.

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?

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.

Isa 1:27  Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness.

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 the mystery B________that FEW are given to see and to understand.  Salvation comes only by coming thru the judgment of God.  Any doctrine that speaks to a rapture or avoiding God’s judgment against our old man and our sins, is a different gospel.  Christ did not die in our place, He died so He could then die with us and that is how salvation comes, we are crucified with Christ.  That is the meaning of the law of offerings in Leviticus in type and shadow.

Judgment is the only way we will learn true righteousness.  Every other way, the ways taught in all the orthodox churches and all the seminaries is a lie built upon a mixture of God’s word in the flesh with the ways of this world.

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 must come to know what the earth is and what is being spoken about in the parables and symbols of Scripture.

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

Until we are given ears to hear by Christ, our judgment has not begun and are still in Babylon even though we claim to be His.

You spoke often of God’s mercy yet with the next breadth would deny that with you doctrine of hell and eternal punishment.  The hell doctrine you teach and believe is not merciful it is a damn lie B__________.  Believing such is a guarantee to remain in bondage as a prisoner in Babylon and be able learning but never able to come to knowledge of the truth.

There is no double standard B________. God wants us to be just like Him and that is why we are told to always forgive.  Mercy indeed is forever and one you are given to believe the true gospel and understand God’s purposes and ways, then you will believe this verse which your sermons show you do not believe.

Luk 6:35  But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

Luk 6:36  Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

The Lord is faithful even when we are not.  You spoke of that also and that was your take away from the entire book of Isaiah.  Yet B______ you deny that statement when you believe and teach in anything but the salvation of all men.  The Lord said His mercy will endure forever and it will.  You are speaking with a forked tongue when you speak like this and we all do it, so I am not judging you but merely showing you the truth in love.  Someone has to show us the truth that has walked the road before us.

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.

You were and are right about one thing.  Jonah is representative of you and me.  You see one of the mysteries of God is just that and Christ said it, more than once.

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.

Every word.  We will all live every word but in the order and sequences ordained of God.  That is a big all-powerful God who has declared all of that already and will bring it to pass.  But I hope you will begin to see and know that the Word of God is spirit and the flesh profits it NOTHING.

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.

The message in Scripture is that we will live by every word. There are only two people that matter, the two witnesses, and we are both of them.   We are those people in Scripture.  We are Cain and Abel.  We are King Saul and David.  We are a false witness and then we are a true witness but all happens in the times appointed by God before the world was formed.

Jonah is just one of many that we will live and experiences.  So all men, beginning with God’s Elect will first resist going to Nineveh and preaching the TRUE DOCTRINES of Christ.  We will run from that but God has ordained a life for us and ultimately our trials in the sea (symbol for the flesh) will lead us to a point where we will cry out to God for repentance will shall be granted.  Then we will go to Nineveh and the symbolic cities and nations within us to preach the word of god into the four corners of the earth.  But we will need to learn where the kingdom of God is and what is this earth the prophets and Christ spoke about?

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.

If God has prepared your heart and opened your ears then I would love to share more with you.  I have learned to not even think above what is written and my ONLY source is the Bible, the very sum of His word is truth.  Anything else is a lie.

Psa 119:160 The sum of Your word is truth (not some of the word is truth)

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.

I will end this here.  I hope the Lord will open your eyes of understanding and allow you to begin to grow in the true knowledge of God.  To start we have to drink milk which includes knowing and believing in the salvation of all men.

1Pe 2:2  As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

If we cannot even see that, then we have no chance of coming to the knowledge of the truth.  We must move on beyond the milk but that is where we all must start as babes.  I would be happy to share with you this milk and show it to you in the Scriptures and show you where carnal man has screwed up (as God ordained) to twist his word to support this damnable lie of eternal hell.  But I also have learned how few God has ordained to come to knowledge of the truth and how few hearts have been prepared and ears opened to hear 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:

It is all in the Lord’s hands.  He needs nothing from you or me.  He is directing all our steps and giving us both every word we shall speak.

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.

Pro 16:1  The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.

Pro 20:24  Man’s goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?

A disciple of Christ who knows what a wretched man he is,

Pete

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Faith Comes By Hearing

earsWhen we are given the gift of faith,  then and only then do our heavens and earth begin to hear the words of the Lord.  What a blessing.

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

Deu 32:1 Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.

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.

To follow Christ we must be able to “hear” His words and obey His commandments.  Christ Himself must give us these ears as chosen by God.  Eventually, we all will be taught of God as we are given these ears to hear.

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.

Yet God’s ways are not our ways.  The way to coming into the truth first leads through strong delusion.  This fact itself is a great deception that has ensnared many of God’s called people that are chosen but have not yet been given their spiritual ears. This deception which like all deception and of course ALL THINGS are ordained of God. We all will drink of strong delusion before we ever come to know the true Christ. THIS IS THE PREREQUISITE.

Deu 29:6 Ye have not eaten bread, neither have ye drunk wine or strong drink: that ye might know that I am the LORD your God.

Before we will know Him, we will first get drunk which is bible speak to living under strong delusion. When we first are drawn to Christ, all of us will initially fall backward and be ensnared in deception. To come out of Babylon, we all must first go into Babylon and we all do.

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.

One cannot simply pick up a Bible and give themselves ears to hear. That is what the church teaches but that is far from the truth. Still handing out Bibles and encouraging others to read it is a necessary path we all must take. We must first be drawn to Christ and learn about Him and this is often done with Bibles and the Babylon churches. They serve God’s purposes quite well.

Many of my former YouTube and Facebook friends have been greatly influenced by this deception or downright ensnared totally by it. That delusion is that hearing the voice of Christ is hearing a literal voice in your head. I am certainly not going to say God cannot literally speak an audible word to any man, as indeed He did in some of the Scripture events recorded for our admonition.

But when Christ spoke about hearing HIS WORD, He is speaking about being given the spiritual understanding. This takes God given ears to hear.

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

And lest you think we choose to hear, we do no such thing.  We are the clay and we are the works of His hands and even our ability to hear is all caused by the Lord.  That is why one can show Scripture such as this and the people in Babylon still don’t hear the word.

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:

The Lord not only makes us hear, HE CAUSES US TO SEE.

Pro 20:12 The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them.

Amazing how blind we are when we believe the lie that man has free will and it is up to us to save ourselves.  The Scriptures declare a completely different reality.  Here it is again.

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.

There is NO you do anything to make this happen.  It is all I WILL says the Lord.  

Christ made the following statement which is an amazing powerful truth if one is given the depth of the understanding. The flesh profits it nothing, His words are SPIRIT and we must stop thinking about them with the limits of our natural carnal mind. Hearing things spiritually has little to do with the flesh and what is audible.

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 Himself spoke audibly to many people that it says even believed on HIM (John 8:31). These heard literal and audible words spoken by Christ as many did in all the parables. Yet they did not hear Christ, they heard nothing that He said and understood not anything. Christ told them plainly they were not of God and could not hear His word and were still of their father the devil

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.

Remember this was spoken to those that claimed His name and believed on Him! But they were not of God as Christ made clear.

Joh 8:47 He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

So believing on Christ and claiming His name and even audibly hearing His words does NOT mean someone has true ears to hear. That is only given to a man in the day and hour appointed by the Father. The mysteries of the Kingdom of God are indeed hidden wisdom that is purposefully hid from the carnal ears and minds of the many called of God. It is only revealed unto Babes in the times appointed.

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:

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.

The mystery of how Christ is formed in us, the few there be that shall find it in this life, is called a mystery for good reason. It can only be revealed by faith given to us and thru the discernment of the Holy Spirit and the spiritual ears that come with it. This is why the truths of this gospel, even simple things like salvation for all and God working all things are rejected as heresy and foolishness by these carnal babes in Christ. There is no surprise to any of us that have been blessed with ears to hear.

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.

This is done on purpose as God’s plan is to save the many thru the few. The Christ of Christ will be the saviors that will judge the world in righteousness in the future in the lake of fire. So to accomplish His plan, God purposefully blinds and makes deaf those that claim they see and say they hear but do not.

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.

Only the chosen disciples are given the revelation in their appointed time. To them it is given to hear and to see. To everyone else it is not given. These are not Pete’s words, they are 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:

This sounds very arrogant to those outside of the covenant. But it is just a simple fact and nobody that does hear His WORD will boast in anything except to say they know the Lord, which is the definition of eternal life. In the face of great opposition to the true gospel, Christ has put His words in the mouths of HIS CHRIST which is HIS BODY. He has put these words of fire in our mouths and commands us to go speak them to the lost house of Israel. This lost house is the very ones that believe on Christ and think they already hear, just like those jews described in John 8.

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.

CHRIST speaks His words thru HIS CHRIST. Whether they hear or not we do not know. Yet we speak them anyway.

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.

This is what doing the works of Christ is all about really. My last post was on this topic and the works of Christ is to speak His words and no longer in parables. The Christ of Christ speaks His words and ears prepared to hear them hear them in the day and hour appointed by the Father. This is what Christ wanted kindled on this earth and in our earths. HIS FIERY WORD THRU HIS BODY.

Luk 12:49 I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled?

The stories of the prophets, of which the Elect are His prophets, are to go speak this word to the lost house of Israel. As His Father sent Christ, He also sends us (John 20:21).

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.
Eze 3:5 For thou art not sent to a people of a strange speech and of an hard language, but to the house of Israel;
Eze 3:6 Not to many people of a strange speech and of an hard language, whose words thou canst not understand. Surely, had I sent thee to them, they would have hearkened unto thee.
Eze 3:7 But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee; for they will not hearken unto me: for all the house of Israel are impudent and hardhearted.

So my motive in speaking these words and these truths is to obey God who has commanded that we speak them. We will do it even though we are told very few will hear and the rest will reject us and eventually learn to hate us and speak all manner of evil about us.

2Pe 2:2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.

How much more Christ told, us we would be accused of being from Beelzebub given our Lord was accused of the same!

The Christ of Christ, the Elect will go speak these words of fire. And this is why we do it and how Jesus builds His church thru His Chirst. Paul made this clear that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.

Rom 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

But nobody will hear if THE CHRIST is not sent to speak these words. But we are sent thankfully and those appointed to hear will hear.

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!

So hearing the words of Christ is not related to hearing a voice in your head. That is a great delusion that sadly has many horribly bound in deception. Some of this group even call the Bible the Mark of the Beast. They will even deny the Scriptures as not being the WORD OF GOD and only say the red letter in the gospels are the WORD of GOD. Such utter nonsense of the carnal mind.

The way of salvation is thru much judgment and great wrath. That day of judgment will not begin until we can first hear the word of God spiritually. It is the WORD that Jesus said will judge us in the last day of our carnal age. But until we are given ears to hear, our judgment cannot begin since we are spiritually dumb. I do not know who will be given ears to hear today, but I am hoping it will be some, maybe even some that read this message. If so, we give praises to the Lord who will have begun the process of bringing back to the fold one of His lost sheep.

There is a day coming Christ said, and is now for a few, when the dead shall hear and they shall rise to eternal life. Far greater blessing to have that day of judgment begin here and to be an active part of the Body of Christ.

Joh 5:25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.

All of us, you and me will be SPIRITUALLY DEAD until the day we can hear the Spiritual words of Christ. Until HE gives us ears to hear. It is only those that have an ear to hear that will be the overcomers in this life as told to each of the 7 angels of the churches of revelation, which are all ONE CHURCH that is within us.  Being given ears to hear is required to overcome and receive the blessings that are promised to overcomers.

Rev 2:17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.

The Elect of God will continue to give food and drink to our enemies and those who oppose this gospel of good news for all. It is that food and drink that shall nourish the least of the brethren when they are given the blessing to hear this word.

If any man hears these words and believes them not, then they are not now being judged. But we all will be judged on the day we do begin to hear and how wonderful are the judgments of God, sweeter than honey and more desirable than gold.

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.

I pray there are some earth’s within some folks that are beginning to hear these words.

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

Can your heaven and your earth hear these words?

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.