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The Trinity

It is believed and taught that God is all male, let’s think about this though. Let’s look at the verses in the Bible that are read and the true meaning overlooked or certain words translated out and others put in their place to speak of things very differently, by the Scribes and Pharisees and those that stand behind the pulpit, who tell otherwise.

Genesis 1
26 And God saith, `Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness, and let them rule over fish of the sea, and over fowl of the heavens, and over cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that is creeping on the earth.’ 27 And God prepareth the man in His image; in the image of God He prepared him, a male and a female He prepared them.

The trinity does not just consist of a male figure with two other male figures, it consists of a male, a female, and a child or God the Father, Holy Spirit the Mother, and Christ the Child. They are also mind, spirit, and body, as God is the head of things, the Holy Spirit the spirit, and Christ is the body as He did come in the flesh. Which we are also made, Men in the image of God, Women are made as the Holy Spirit, and children are made a child, like Jesus.

Let us “make man” in this sense basically means human kind, which is made in their (Our) image. So we are made in the same image in which our Creator(s) is, we are built just like them. Somehow in all the teachings, just like many other things, we have lost the true meaning of who “God” really is, along with how God is Love and so many other things, over time. Christ said, He would return one day and He has, but people are unaware of Him for the most part. He said, He would be like a thief in the night, you won’t even know He is here and so it is today. People think He will literally descend from a cloud, but that’s not true, people miss the spiritual aspects of things that are given to us Biblically along with the other books that people should be reading, which also plays into this misconception about the Holy Spirit, She is the spiritual aspect of things. She is the Mother, Mary whom gave birth to Jesus here on earth is not the Mother of us all, The Holy Spirit is the Mother of humanity.

Luke 7
33 `For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and ye say, He hath a demon; 34 the Son of Man came eating and drinking, and ye say, Lo, a man, a glutton, and a wine drinker, a friend of tax-gatherers and sinners; 35 and the wisdom was justified from all her children.’

Wisdom is the Holy Spirit, and wisdom should always be spoken of as her or she.

Proverbs 8
Doth not wisdom call? And understanding give forth her voice? 2 At the head of high places by the way, between the paths she hath stood, 3 at the side of the gates, at the mouth of the city, the entrance of the openings, she crieth aloud, 4 `Unto you, O men, I call, And my voice [is] unto the sons of men. 5 Understand, ye simple ones, prudence, and ye fools, understand the heart, 6 Hearken, for noble things I speak, And the opening of my lips [is] uprightness. 7 For truth doth my mouth utter, and an abomination to my lips [is] wickedness. 8 In righteousness [are] all the sayings of my mouth, nothing in them is forward and perverse. 9 All of them [are] plain to the intelligent, And upright to those finding knowledge. 10 Receive my instruction, and not silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold. 11 For better [is] wisdom than rubies, yea, all delights are not comparable with it. 12 I, wisdom, have dwelt with prudence, and a knowledge of devices I find out. 13 The fear of Jehovah [is] to hate evil; Pride, and arrogance, and an evil way, and a forward mouth, I have hated. 14 Mine [is] counsel and substance, I [am] understanding, I have might. 15 By me kings reign, and princes decree righteousness, 16 by me do chiefs rule, and nobles, all judges of the earth. 17 I love those loving me, and those seeking me earnestly do find me. 18 Wealth and honour [are] with me, lasting substance and righteousness. 19 Better [is] my fruit than gold, even fine gold, and mine increase than choice silver. 20 In a path of righteousness I cause to walk, in midst of paths of judgment, 21 to cause my lovers to inherit substance, yea, their treasures I fill. 22 Jehovah possessed me — the beginning of His way, before His works since then. 23 From the age I was anointed, from the first, from former states of the earth. 24 In there being no depths, I was brought forth, In there being no fountains heavy [with] waters, 25 before mountains were sunk, before heights, I was brought forth. 26 While He had not made the earth, and out-places, and the top of the dusts of the world. 27 In His preparing the heavens I [am] there, in His decreeing a circle on the face of the deep, 28 in His strengthening clouds above, in His making strong fountains of the deep, 29 in His setting for the sea its limit, and the waters transgress not His command, in His decreeing the foundations of earth, 30 then I am near Him, a workman, and I am a delight — day by day. Rejoicing before Him at all times, 31 rejoicing in the habitable part of His earth, and my delights [are] with the sons of men. 32 And now, ye sons, hearken to me, yea, happy are they who keep my ways. 33 Hear instruction, and be wise, and slight not. 34 O the happiness of the man hearkening to me, to watch at my doors day by day, to watch at the door-posts of my entrance. 35 For whoso is finding me, hath found life, and bringeth out good-will from Jehovah. 36 And whoso is missing me, is wronging his soul, all hating me have loved death!

This is a really good description of some of the things that she is, and where she was before the world was completely put together.

John 16
7 `But I tell you the truth; it is better for you that I go away, for if I may not go away, the Comforter will not come unto you, and if I go on, I will send Him unto you; 8 and having come, He will convict the world concerning sin, and concerning righteousness, and concerning judgment; 9 concerning sin indeed, because they do not believe in me;

Jesus said, “He must go so that so that the Comforter could come to us.” The He in verses seven and eight was translated from Her, to it, and finally to Him. They changed the word over time. In Genesis 1:2 it says, “the earth hath existed waste and void, and darkness [is] on the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God fluttering on the face of the waters.” This confirms the above passage of Proverbs 8 and how the Holy Spirit is describe there.

Another thing I’d like to point out here is that this says, “Concerning sin indeed, because they do not believe in me.” This is pointing out that sin is disbelief, which is why James 2:10 says where you fail at one commandment, you have technically broken them all. We will all break one and likely more than that, but our SIN (singular) is unbelief, which is the core of where the devil deceives us and where the breaking of the commandments is centered.

We also need to realize, that it is hard to know someone who is portrayed to you very differently than they truly are, not only have many of the truths of God been hidden, but the Holy Spirit has been translated and taught as an it or a he when She is our Mother and the Mother of Christ Himself.

James 2 10 for whoever the whole law shall keep, and shall stumble in one [point], he hath become guilty of all;

Isaiah 11 2 Rested on him hath the Spirit of Jehovah, The spirit of wisdom and understanding, The spirit of counsel and might, The spirit of knowledge and fear of Jehovah. 3 To refresh him in the fear of Jehovah, And by the sight of his eyes (She) he judges not, Nor by the hearing of (Her) his ears decides.

There are many different verses that refer to the Spirit as “She” who is Wisdom. In fact the book of Wisdom is another of the many books that were taken away from God’s people and has assisted in leading us away from God and the trinity of who they are three in one. These verses describe the Holy Spirit in a little more detail.

Wisdom 7
22 For wisdom, which is the worker (fashioner) of all things, taught me: for in her is an understanding spirit holy, one only, manifold, subtil, lively, clear, undefiled, plain, not subject to hurt, loving the thing that is good quick, which cannot be letted, ready to do good, 23 Kind to man, steadfast, sure, free from care, having all power, overseeing all things, and going through all understanding, pure, and most subtil, spirits. 24 For wisdom is more moving than any motion: she passeth and goeth through all things by reason of her pureness. 25 For she is the breath of the power of God, and a pure influence flowing from the glory of the Almighty: therefore can no defiled thing fall into her. 26 For she is the brightness of the everlasting light, the unspotted mirror of the power of God, and the image of his goodness. 27 And being but one, she can do all things: and remaining in herself, she maketh all things new: and in all ages entering into holy souls, she maketh them friends of God, and prophets. 28 For God loveth none but him that dwelleth with wisdom. 29 For she is more beautiful than the sun, and above all the order of stars: being compared with the light, she is found before it. 30 For after this cometh night: but vice shall not prevail against wisdom. 8:1 Wisdom reaches from one end to another mightily: and sweetly doth she order all things. 2 I loved her, and sought her out from my youth, I desired to make her my spouse, and I was a lover of her beauty. 3 In that she is conversant with God, she magnifies her nobility: yea, the Lord of all things Himself loved her. 4 For she is privy to the mysteries of the knowledge of God, and a lover of his works. 5 If riches be a possession to be desired in this life; what is richer than wisdom, that works all things?

Let’s talk about the woman and the roll she is to play in comparison to the Holy Spirit and how so many things have been mistranslated because of the fact that they changed the Holy Spirit in some places to a he or it instead of leaving it as she.

1Timothy 2
11 Let a woman in quietness learn in all subjection, 12 and a woman I do not suffer to teach, nor to rule a husband, but to be in quietness, 13 for Adam was first formed, then Eve, 14 and Adam was not deceived, but the woman, having been deceived, into transgression came, 15 and she shall be saved through the child-bearing, if they remain in faith, and love, and sanctification, with sobriety.

They did not translate this correctly where they used the word quietness, they should have used the word hidden. The woman was created, hidden inside the man because she was formed from his rib. This also refers to the Holy Spirit as she is hidden inside us and teaches us. So they changed one word and changed the whole meaning of what these verses were meant to say. Women are not to be silent, but to teach. The Mother and the Father are higher in standing and power then the son Christ, as Christ did come from the Father and the Holy Spirit, as she is the Mother of us all. That still small voice of God that speaks to us, is Her, the Holy Spirit. In comparison, the whore of Babylon is loud but the Holy Spirit is the still small voice teaching us lovingly like the Mother that she is to each of us.

Another thing to note here is that back in the times of Christ, when a man would marry a woman he would go away for a year to prepare the home for them and the woman would stay with the her Mother to be prepared for her husband. We (humanity/the church) are referred to throughout scripture as the bride of Christ. So Christ left to go and prepare a place for us, but He left with us, His Mother, the Holy Spirit to guide us along the way while He is preparing our home for us to be with Him.

In a relationship the male is to be selfless to the woman and she to him, he is over her in the way only that he would do anything and everything for the female in the relationship. The same as Christ gave His life for His bride, us.

Again, this is another thing that has been stripped away from the Church, how can you know who She is with all they have taken away and changed, and how can you have a relationship with Her if you do not know who She is.

John 14
26 and the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he (She) will teach you all things, and remind you of all things that I said to you.

There is not Greek term here for this to be translated as a he, and Hebrew which was the original language of God, has this stated as a female. This is even more evidence as to why we need to pray and listen to the Holy Spirit, there are errors that have been translated in, throughout the Bible and we need Her to help us to see through them, to see the truth. We need to seek after God constantly and even more so when we are reading and learning the Word of God. There really is a lot of evidence that the Holy Spirit is a female, you just have to look and acknowledge it, but many people refuse to do so.

This is why I have grown to learn so much about standardized religion, I refuse to be a part of it any longer. I thought for a while that I might get some good things from it and that somehow I could find a church that would provide me the wisdom and truth I was so hungry for, but the truth is that, that wisdom can only be found in the Holy Spirit and my relationship with God, Her, and Christ. Since I started praying more and seeking after the truth and confiding in the Holy Spirit to teach me, I have learned so many things and I’ve heard that still small voice so many times throughout this journey.

The Holy Spirit kept telling me God made you the way you are for a reason, and the church kept telling me I was wrong, an abomination, and going to hell. As you can imagine this was a hard and harsh struggle I had to dig myself free from and it took so many years of struggle for me to see the truth was speaking to me the whole time. I was afraid to listen to the voice of love and sought to listen to man because I thought they were trying to help me. Man is flawed and in error more so than not, which is why anything we read, study, listen to, watch, or talk about with others, needs to be done prayerfully.

Let’s look at a few more verses that were translated incorrectly about the Holy Spirit.

John 14
16 and I will ask the Father, and another Comforter (She) He will give to you, that (She) he may remain with you — to the age; 17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world is not able to receive, because it doth not behold (Her) him, nor know (Her) him, and ye know (Her) him, because (She) he doth remain with you, and shall be in you. 18 `I will not leave you bereaved, I come unto you; 19 yet a little, and the world doth no more behold me, and ye behold me, because I live, and ye shall live;

 

Genesis 2:18 points out the helper and comforter is woman, and the Holy Spirit is a helper and a comforter for the church. There are several parallels throughout the Books God has provided us to learn and get to know Him, The Holy Spirit, and Christ.

Proverbs 5
15 Drink waters out of thine own cistern, even flowing ones out of thine own well. 16 Let thy fountains be scattered abroad, in broad places rivulets of waters. 17 Let them be to thee for thyself, and not to strangers with thee. 18 Let thy fountain be blessed, and rejoice because of the wife of thy youth,

Here it is referring to the woman as a well or fountain of water. Then Jesus speaks of the Holy Spirit as well of water or living water.

John 4
5 He cometh, therefore, to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near to the place that Jacob gave to Joseph his son; 6 and there was there a well of Jacob. Jesus therefore having been weary from the journeying, was sitting thus on the well; it was as it were the sixth hour; 7 there cometh a woman out of Samaria to draw water. Jesus saith to her, `Give me to drink;’ 8 for his disciples were gone away to the city, that they may buy victuals; 9 the Samaritan woman therefore saith to him, `How dost thou, being a Jew, ask drink from me, being a Samaritan woman?’ for Jews have no dealing with Samaritans. 10 Jesus answered and said to her, `If thou hadst known the gift of God, and who it is who is saying to thee, Give me to drink, thou wouldest have asked him, and he would have given thee living water…. 13 Jesus answered and said to her, `Everyone who is drinking of this water shall thirst again; 14 but whoever may drink of the water that I will give him, may not thirst — to the age; and the water that I will give him shall become in him a well of water, springing up to life age-during.’

John7
37 And in the last, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, `If any one doth thirst, let him come unto me and drink; 38 he who is believing in me, according as the Writing said, Rivers out of his belly shall flow of living water;’ 39 and this he said of the Spirit, which those believing in him were about to receive; for not yet was the Holy Spirit, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

The Holy Spirit is here as a Mother for us, to prepare us as a bride for Christ. She is the truth, wisdom, knowledge, comfort, care giver, and so much more to us. She is love, she does not promote fear or pain or suffering, like the whore of Babylon does. She is the guide of the true church, but there is a deceiver, a whore that is a false church that is also out trying to guide the world and the world would rather listen to her lies and step into her suffering than listen to the One God sent for us. There are many now days that appear to be catching on the false church’s chaos and lies, and turning to the truth, but they appear to be few when put up against those who follow the whore.

We need to be mindful of who we are worshiping and following after. Just because a church has a Bible they read from, does not mean they are leading the people to Christ and they tend to miss leading people to the Holy Spirit. If they are unwilling to read the other books and study and learn from them as well, they are likely missing much of what is to be known to us, to help us to know the truth. Even their words can meld around Him and they will still be praying to and worshiping something else. We need to know the truth of who God is, who the Holy Spirit is, and who Christ is to understand the lies of this present religion that calls itself by many different names, but is but one, the whore.

Choose this day whom you will serve, as for me and my house we will serve Christ, we will gain wisdom and knowledge from the Holy Spirit, and we will worship and give praises to God the Father.

Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, expose them. Ephesians 5:11

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Are you too busy for God/End before the Beginning

In the Gospel of Thomas, Jesus said, you are looking for the end, have you found the beginning then?

Gospel of Thomas 18) The disciples said to Jesus, tell us how our end will be. Jesus said, Have you discovered, then, the beginning (That in the beginning the New Testament writers believed in Scriptures outside of the Canon), that you look for the end (Some better than that simple fact)? for where the beginning is (The basic fact of their usage and belief by the New Testament writers), there will the end be (The return to that original understanding). Blessed is he who will take his place in the beginning (Will stand with the New Testament writers); he will know the end (The return to that teaching) and will not experience (The) death (of this mystery).

What people are we really today? Are we like the people of Berea or Thessalonica (explained more below)? Most people are too busy for God. They would look at i.e. something I am given to write or something someone else posts or writes, that might be a page long and complain that they don’t have time to read it or it’s too long. (There are times I have struggled with this, but when I stopped to read it, I received a blessing or a needed Word from God. Our stubborn humanity hard at work!)

Let’s think about this. The church today seeks the ways of today, the standardization of today, the teachings of today, and not the true teachings and meanings of Jesus then. They don’t research and see what books the early church fathers (disciples of the disciples) and the disciples themselves read and wrote, what was given to them from The Holy Spirit herself to help the church of the future to know God. These people that wrote these books looked on the face of God, they saw Jesus face to face. The leaders of the church (the people follow) listen to those (scribes and Pharisees) that removed the books (keys and knowledge) of the Word from the people. They try to take things at face value and Jesus spoke in parables and God said that His word is a mystery. A mystery only revealed by the Holy Spirit, which is why there are winds of doctrines (different denominational beliefs). We are supposed to be ONE CHURCH not many.

How many Pastors do you know that give you not only a Biblical lesson, but a HIStory lesson to help you understand why Jesus said what He said, or the disciples wrote the words they wrote and how things where in those days. How can you understand anything in the middle or at the end, if you have no understanding of the beginning literally, the history? God has used ungodly men and women throughout history to lead His people back to Him, hard lessons they may have been, but He disciplines the ones He loves (Hebrews 12:6; Proverbs 3:12; Revelation 3:19; 1 Corinthians 11:32). Which means many of the books of those times, can give us a brighter view of those times. That along with the missing books and the accepted Canon will blow your mind. God’s Word truly is alive.

Acts 17: speaks of the people of Berea and how they were open minded and willing to listen to the message with great eagerness and studied to know that what Paul stated was true, unlike the people of Thessalonica.

The church of today is that of Thessalonica, they would push the disciples away just as they did Paul and Silas for speaking the truth, because it was against what they thought was true, they didn’t seek God, they wanted nothing to do with anything that opposed their truth. The carnal mind cannot accept the things of God.

Also, when Paul and Silas where speaking it says they held discussions with people, quoting and explaining the scripture. They didn’t talk over them, they talked with them. In the churches of today it’s just a lesson, take and do with it what you will kind of structure. Listen and do, there is not as much of an interest or motivation to seek. The church would be more motivated to seek if those preaching would allow them to interact. This would be true fellowship among believers. We should ping off of each other, a Pastor is not above the people, we are all the same; we just have different callings from God.

BE A BEREAN!
Receive the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether things are true.

 

Voice Crying In The Wilderness

I had someone comment on my post the other day that I am a voice crying in the wilderness (thank you sir for the reminder of who I am for God btw), make no mistake, it is not me that cries for my people, but the Holy Spirit that is crying out through me for God’s people. I am humbled by what the Holy Spirit is doing through me, but it is a daily fight and struggle with me at times. Sometimes I wonder why the Holy Spirit would even choose me to do anything

for God’s Kingdom. I am unworthy and seemingly the very unlikely to be anything of God’s to some people. I mean come one, by the “false Christian standard” (there is no other way to refer to this) I am an abomination.

I’ve thought this so many times, I’m GAY and female for crying out loud who is going to hear Your Holy Spirit through me God????? Then I am reminded that Jesus chose the outcast of the world to show His victory and His Love. Every time I think this, I’m humbled a little more.

So make no mistake of it, it is not my voice you hear/read, it is that voice crying in the wilderness, the Holy Spirit and it does not return void when it is coming from God/Holy Spirit/Jesus Christ. My words have no meaning and are but the sounding of a gong, but God’s words, oh how beautiful are God’s words.

Before you read the verses below, remember the Holy Spirit was put into John in the womb, he was born speaking God’s will to make way for Jesus. That was his purpose in life. He was sent to make a way for Jesus to come in those days, and today God has sent people to make way for Jesus coming once again. It is through those who allow the Holy Spirit to use them, and those that seek Him daily, continuously. I am not at all claiming that I’m perfect, but in the times that I am obedient to the call on my life (not struggling against His Will for me or allowing my humanity to get in the way), I am useful as a vessel for the message God sends out to His people.

Isaiah 40:3 A voice cries out, “Prepare in the wilderness a road for the Lord! Clear the way in the desert for our God!

Mark 1:3 Someone is shouting in the desert, ‘Get the road ready for the Lord; make a straight path for Him to travel!’”

John 1:23 John answered by quoting the prophet Isaiah: “I am ‘the voice of someone shouting in the desert: Make a straight path for the Lord to travel!’”

Malachi 3:1 The Lord Almighty answers, “I send my messenger to prepare the way for me. Then the Lord you are looking for will suddenly come to His temple (we are the temple of God). The messenger you long to see will come and proclaim my covenant.”

Matthew 3:3 John was the man the prophet Isaiah was talking about when he said: “Someone is shouting in the desert, ‘Prepare a road for the Lord; make a straight path for Him to travel!’”

 

 

Do Christians push people away from God?

I heard on the radio this weekend, one of the DJs asking, “Do Christians push people away from God?”

My answer to that would be yes, a lot of them do. We are called to show others the love of Jesus, PERIOD. After that, it is the Spirits job to break down their proud soul and begin to help them grow to be like Christ. It isn’t a happen in a day aspect, the Holy Spirit has to purge them of the things that hurt them. We as brothers and sisters in Christ can come to one another in love and help each other along, but those who do not know God do not understand sin. They don’t understand God’s Word, they are carnal minded until that appointed time God reaches into them and the Holy Spirit connects with their spirit.

1 Cor. 1:18 18For the message about Christ’s death on the cross is nonsense to those who are being lost; but for us who are being saved it is God’s power.
1 Cor. 2:14Whoever does not have the Spirit cannot receive the gifts that come from God’s Spirit. Such people really do not understand them; they are nonsense to them, because their value can be judged only on a spiritual basis. 15Whoever has the Spirit, however, is able to judge the value of everything, but no one is able to judge him.

You can judge the value of things, in other Words if something is good or not, (this is called discernment) but you cannot judge people, that is God’s job not yours. There are too many people out there sitting on judgment thrones casting their opinions over people. Stop it! Stop breeding hate! Stop persecuting people! Stop being ignorant!

Matthew 7
1“Do not judge others, so that God will not judge you, for God will judge you in the same way as you judge others, and he will apply to you the same rules you apply to others.3Why, then, do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, and pay no attention to the log in your own eye?4How dare you say to your brother, ‘Please, let me take that speck out of your eye,’ when you have a log in your own eye?5You hypocrite! First take the log out of your own eye, and then you will be able to see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.

How clearly do we really see though, enough to really judge someone? We don’t! We see clearly enough to share God’s Word with people, to talk to them, to help them learn, and to give them whatever Word God may have given you for them. Be careful not to judge, because God will judge you with the same standards on which you judge others.

John 8:7… “Whichever one of you has committed no sin may throw the first stone at her.” (Just my curiosity, but right before that, Jesus wrote something on the ground…I wonder what He wrote. It never tells us what He wrote. )

Some may argue that if you are in Christ, you are sinless or righteous. This is true, before God you will be seen as sinless and righteous, but you are not of yourselves sinless and righteous. Jesus is your righteousness.

I would ask you to speak up and post a comment if you think you are sinless, I haven’t met someone yet who is sinless other than Jesus Christ. If you think this of yourself, please tell me why.

The Second Blood Moon

May your faith grow in leaps and bounds in this time, and that the truth not be hidden from any of you.

The Gospel of Thomas
3) Jesus said, Should those who lure (and) lead you say, ‘behold, the Kingdom is up in the sky (Only the religious leaders can understand it),’ then the birds of the sky (Religious leaders, who consume the seed, or Word of God) will beat you to it (Hide the keys and defraud you of it –verse 39; Luke 11:52). If they should tell you, ‘it is under the earth (Subject to earthly, or scholarly teachings), (Or) in the sea (Subject to the teachings of the Church),’ then the fish of the sea (Christian leaders) will beat you to it. It is rather that the Kingdom is both within you and without (You don’t need leaders to see it). Those of you who know yourselves (Life, light, authority, truth) will find out (Through laboring and finding life) that this is true. When you (Have labored, and) find out who you are, you will then become known (In the biblical sense, when Jesus becomes you–verse 108), and will recognize that you are the sons of the living Father (Verse 106). But if you do not (Labor and come to) know yourselves, you dwell in (Fleshly) poverty and you are yourselves that poverty (Fleshly).

Be in Spirit this night as God give us the second blood moon of this time, one of the many signs that He has told us He would provide us in this time. Be prayerful this night that God would guide you through these times ahead and have His will be done in your life and in this world. He said what is coming must come to pass, for the new heaven and new earth to come (Our Home). Pray for His people and those who do not yet know Him, that though darkness may seem to envelope the world in the coming days, that God’s presence would shine brighter upon those who seek Him.

Father, give us more of You and less of us in these days, teach us to be silent when needed and to stand upon rooftops (so to speak) when we are to speak. Let the words from our mouths be not our own, but Yours Holy Spirit. May our souls be broken before You in an instant, that Your Holy Spirit reach through to our spirit and the world see You Lord. Give us Your Strength and Your Wisdom Father Yahweh, that You will sustain us in these days to come.

What It Means To Carry Our Cross

The more breaking we receive, the more our spirit will be released. In whatever matter we experience the breaking, our spirit will be released in that matter. This is a spiritual fact; it can never be artificially engineered. If we have it, we have it. If we do not have it, we do not have it. This is the reason we must accept the discipline and breaking of the Holy Spirit. Those who have much experience will be able to render much service. Only those who have gone through much breaking will acquire much feeling. Only those who suffer much loss will have much to give others. If we try to save ourselves in a certain matter, we will lose our spiritual usefulness in that matter. If we try to protect or excuse ourselves in a certain matter, we will lose our spiritual sense and supply in that matter. This is a very basic principle.
(Watchman Nee – The Release of The Spirit)

Philippians 3:8 I also consider all these things a loss for the majesty of the knowledge of Yeshua The Messiah, my Lord, him for whose sake I have lost everything, and I consider it all as a dung heap, that I may gain The Messiah,

Luke 12:48
… to whom much is given, much shall be required, and of him to whom they commit much, they shall require more.”

Matthew 16:25 “For whoever wills to save his life will lose it and whoever will lose his life for me will find it.”26″For what does a person benefit if he gains the whole world and lacks his soul?

Mark 8:35″Whoever desires to save his soul will lose it. Everyone who will lose his life for me and for my gospel will save it.”

Luke 17:33″Whoever chooses to save his life shall lose it, and whoever will lose his life shall find it.”

We go through many trials in our lives, and God uses these to reach others. If you have not been through it, you do not know what it’s like or how to fix that issue or illness in others, but because we have been through it and God has broken our soulical self (worldly) and worked in our Spirit, we have gain and are then able to help others and touch others with our Spirit to their spirit that they know we have been there and we understand. This is why the Bible says to whom much is given, much is required.

The loss that is spoken of in Philippians is not physical, it is soulical. It is a good loss; it helps mold us to be more like Yeshua/Jesus which in turn is gain.

For example, someone who has faced the struggles of drug addiction can help someone else who has faced the struggles with drug addiction far better than someone who does not understand the sickness it causes and the struggles that come with it.

(Note: Remember there are the spirit, soul, and body. We are three parts in one, like God is three parts in one. God intended them to be in this order, but because of sin/the fall of man the soul became the first part and this is why Jesus went to the cross and why we are told to carry our cross/be broken before God. We have to let God work in us to fix the issue and put the spirit back at the head of our being.)

God allows us to go through trials and struggle, not only to help break (carry our cross) our soulical self and bring The Holy Spirit into connection with our spirit, which is gain, but to also help those brothers and sisters around us that need help getting through their trials in life. This is also how God uses us to touch others lives and bring them to the knowledge of His Great Mystery, Jesus Christ.   If The Holy Spirit is connected to our spirit, then our spirit can connect to others spirits and make a difference. If our soulical man has not been broken in this aspect, we will not be connected with The Holy Spirit, and our spirit will only confuse the other person.

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We find a precious story in the life of the Lord Jesus. A person touched only the hem of His garment, and she received His strength. The hem of His garment is the outermost part of His being. This person could feel His power even in His outermost part. The problem with us is that we have God’s life within us, but this life cannot flow out. We have the word within us, but we cannot release this word. We have God’s word within us, but we have obstacles around us. As a result, this word cannot be released. When God does not have any freedom in us, He cannot flow freely out of us.
~Watchman Nee

Wow…that is so powerful and true. Can you even imagine the power and the things God could do with us and through us if we would just get out of our own way of letting Him. I pray that God would break me down to make me all that He would have me be before Him and before the world.

These words should humble you greatly before the Lord right now….

The Church – Part 1

The church represents what Israel was in the Old Testament. There is nothing in the Bible that talks about going to church on Sunday. There is nothing in the New Testament that talks about believers going to church or belonging to a church. When saints come together they are church. You can have a congregation of believers and not have the church. You can have people meeting that are born again and it doesn’t necessarily mean church.

Acts 8:1-3
1AND at that time there was raised a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all dispersed through the countries of Judea, and Samaria, except the apostles. 2And devout men took order for Stephen’s funeral, and made great mourning over him. 3But Saul made havock (ravishing) of the church, entering in from house to house, and dragging away men and women, committed them to prison.

Saul (Paul) thought that he had to remove from the earth the memory of Christ and the people of Christ.

Acts 9:1-5
1But Saul, still breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, came to the high priest 2and asked of him letters to Damascus, to the synagogues, so that if he found any who were of the Way, both men and women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. 3But as he was journeying, it came to pass that he drew near to Damascus; and suddenly there shone round about him a light out of heaven, 4and falling on the earth he heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? 5And he said, Who are you, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus, whom you persecute.

Jesus asked Saul why are you persecuting Me. He did not say my people or my disciples, He said Me. If we are in Christ, we are considered Christ and those who would do things against us are persecuting Jesus Himself. Saul had sought to kill, impression, or wipe away all that where connected to Christ (the Way Acts 9:2, as well as in John 14:6 where He states He is the way the truth and the life) as was stated in Acts 8. The church is the corporate embodiment and manifestation of Jesus Christ, if you add anything to Jesus, it is no longer church. Persecuting a disciple of Jesus Christ is persecuting Him.

1 Corinthians 15:9-10
9For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10But by the grace of God, I am what I am; and his grace in me hath not been void, but I have labored more abundantly than all they: yet not I, but the grace of God with me.

Philippians 3:6
According to zeal, persecuting the church of God; according to the justice that is in the law, conversing without blame.

Revelation 2
2I know thy works and thy labor, and thine endurance, and that you canst not bear evil men; and you hast tried them who say that themselves are apostles and are not, and hast found them liars; 3and endures, and hast borne for my name’s sake, and hast not wearied: 4but I have against you, that you hast left thy first love. 5Remember therefore whence you art fallen, and repent, and do the first works: but if not, I am coming to you, and I will remove thy lamp out of its place, except you shall repent.

Here we have a fundamental bible believing church and Jesus said if you do not repent of abandoning your first love I’m going to remove the candle stick from you. Jesus is telling us we love church (worldly perspective) more than we love Him.

Eph. 1:22
and has put all things under his feet, and gave him to be head over all things to the assembly,

1 Corinthians 12:12 (The Christ)
For as the body is one, and hath many members; and all the members of the body, whereas they are many, yet are one body, so also is (the) Christ.

[The church is a living organism; it’s not an institution or denomination. This isn’t some place you can go on Sunday when we gather together as believers we gather together as an assembly of believe and we represent the church. If it’s not that, then it’s not church. The measure in which Christ has been formed in each believer both personally and collectively together will be the measure in which we experience the church. Jesus Christ is the head and the church is the body of Christ, and if we are not experiencing the reality of Christ in our mist then it’s not the church. The Church is that which completes Jesus.   Each member represents a different measure of growth.  This is why the church is referred to as the Bride of Christ. ]

Eph. 4:13;15
13until we all arrive at the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, at the full-grown man, at the measure of the stature of the fullness of the Christ;15but, holding the truth in love, we may grow up to him in all things, who is the head, the Christ:

Colossians 1:19
Because in him, it hath well pleased the Father, that all fullness should dwell;

Colossians 2:9
For in him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead corporeally;

Ephesians 1:1-11
1Paul, apostle of Jesus Christ by God’s will, to the saints and faithful in Christ Jesus who are at Ephesus. 2Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heaven lies in Christ; 4according as he has chosen us in him before the world’s foundation, that we should be holy and blameless before him in love; 5having marked us out beforehand for adoption through Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, 6to the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has taken us into favor in the Beloved: 7in whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of offences, according to the riches of his grace; 8which he has caused to abound towards us in all wisdom and intelligence, 9having made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in himself 10for the administration of the fullness of times; to head up all things in the Christ, the things in the heavens and the things upon the earth; in him, 11in whom we have also obtained an inheritance, being marked out beforehand according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his own will

Matthew 25:34
Then shall the king say to them that shall be on his right hand: Come, ye blessed of my Father, possess you the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

1 Corinthians 12:13
For in one Spirit were we all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Gentiles, whether bond or free; and in one Spirit we have all been made to drink.

1 Corinthians 10:32
Be without offence to the Jews, and to the Gentiles, and to the church of God:

[When you are born again you are not a Jew or a gentile anymore, because in Christ there is no distinction anymore. Before Pentecost it was Jew and Gentile, the church is distinct from Jews or Gentile. If you try to add to that you are outside the church if you try to make it a messianic congregation or gentile congregation, you are not the church. The church is a new creation. When Jesus walked this earth, He was a Jew, but after the resurrection, He was a new creation and no longer a Jew. So there is no Jew or Gentile in the Church, but only those who are in Jesus.]

Colossians 3:11-13
11wherein there is not Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, bondman, freeman; but Christ is everything, and in all.12Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, longsuffering; 13forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any should have a complaint against any; even as the Christ has forgiven you, so also do ye.

1 Corinthians 15:45;47
45Thus also it is written, The first man Adam became a living soul; the last Adam a quickening spirit. 47the first man out of the earth, made of dust; the second man, out of heaven.

Gal. 3:23
23But before faith came, we were guarded under law, shut up to faith which was about to be revealed. 24So that the law has been our tutor up to Christ, that we might be justified on the principle of faith. 25But, faith having come, we are no longer under a tutor (the law); 26for ye are all God’s sons by faith in Christ Jesus. 27For ye, as many as have been baptized unto Christ, have put on Christ. 28There is no Jew nor Greek; there is no bondman nor freeman; there is no male and female; for ye are all one in Christ Jesus: 29but if you are of Christ, then ye are Abraham’s seed, heirs according to promise. [We are no longer under the law because of Christ, because we are now the embodiment of Christ. Thus, Christ will in us teach us of Himself and help us to grow. This is again showing what the actual Church is supposed to be. We are a new creation in Christ Jesus literally.]

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Snipit from Summary – Part 1

The Church is not seen as what it actually is, it’s seen as a place people go on Sundays for religious reasons, but that was never what it was meant to be.

The Church is supposed to be as Jesus stated in the Bible it should be, the embodiment of Him. If we add anything to Jesus, it is no longer the church.

In 1 Corinthians 9 when Jesus spoke to Saul (Paul) He asked him, why are you persecuting Me. He didn’t say his people our disciples, He said ME. Saul at that time was killing and imprisoning those that were in Christ.

This hits on another point that I guess I’ve never thought of before as I am growing and learning to know Jesus more and more. I’m not only His, I am the embodiment of Him (floored). I am in complete understanding of how Paul (Saul) felt when He said in 1 Cor. 15:9 I am not worthy to be called an apostle.

Many so called Christians persecute Jesus because they allow religion, indoctrination, and theology to stand in high accord and Jesus either very little or not at all because they have made “the church” (worldly view of church) to be a political battlefield.

Today because of differences in beliefs “Christians” I use that term loosely because I fear many are not truly in Christ, but merely part of a religious organization that calls themselves a church as is the church in Rev. 2. They have been so engrossed in the religious aspects and works of the organization that they forgot their first love Jesus. He is calling out Bible believing people here.

This is why I do not consider myself of a denomination nor do I consider myself religious. We are called to be neither. When Jesus Christ walked the earth He got very angry once and that was at the Pharisees, those men that would begin the establishment of what most see as a church today.

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1 Thes. 1:1
Paul and Silvanus and Timotheus to the assembly of Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace to you and peace.

Eph. 1:15 – 18
15Wherefore I also, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which is in you, and the love which ye have towards all the saints, 16do not cease giving thanks for you, making mention of you at my prayers, 17that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, would give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the full knowledge of him, 18being enlightened in the eyes of your heart, so that ye should know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

Gal. 4:19
my children, of whom I again travail in birth until Christ shall have been formed in you:

Eph. 3:19
and to know the love of the Christ which surpasses knowledge; that ye may be filled even to all the fullness of God.

Acts 11:23-24
23who, having arrived and seeing the grace of God, rejoiced, and exhorted all with purpose of heart to abide with the Lord; 24for he was a good man and full of the Holy Spirit and of faith; and a large crowd of people were added to the Lord (to the Church).

Acts 2:24-26
24 Whom God has raised up, having loosed the pains of death, inasmuch as it was not possible that he should be held by its power; 25for David says as to him, I foresaw the Lord continually before me, because he is at my right hand that I may not be moved. 26Therefore has my heart rejoiced and my tongue exulted; yea more, my flesh also shall dwell in hope,

Acts 5:14
and believers were more than ever added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women;

[We should all pray that God would show us the Church and the Christ that Paul saw]

Gal. 2:20
I am crucified with Christ, and no longer live, I, but Christ lives in me; but in that I now live in flesh, I live by faith, the faith of (in) the Son of God, who has loved me and given himself for me.

Eph. 5:25
Husbands, love your own wives, even as the Christ also loved the assembly, and has delivered himself up for it, [In other words we are the bride or wife of Christ. He loves us.]

Acts 20:28
Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, wherein the Holy Spirit has set you as overseers, to shepherd the assembly of God, which he has purchased with the blood of his own.

[Elders are to pastor the church of God. Peter is not the rock of the church which is believed by some religions, only Jesus Christ is the rock of the church. ]

Mat. 16:13 – 18
13But when Jesus was come into the parts of Caesarea-Philippi, he demanded of his disciples, saying, Who do men say that I the Son of man am? 14And they said, Some, John the baptist; and others, Elias; and others again, Jeremias or one of the prophets. 15He says to them, But ye, who do ye say that I am? 16And Simon Peter answering said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17And Jesus answering said to him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona, for flesh and blood has not revealed it to thee, but my Father who is in the heavens. 18And I also, I say unto you that you are Peter (He gave him a new name here as his (Jesus/God) did Abram/Abraham in the Old Testament), and on this rock I will build my assembly, and hades’ gates shall not prevail against it.

[Jesus did not build His church on the rock of Peter, but what Peter said because that was what God had revealed to him through the Holy Spirit. THOU ART THE CHRIST, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD. This is a truth that could not be known unless God revealed it to him. Jesus/Yeshua is what the Church is built on and around. Jesus Himself being the son of the Living God that is where our faith comes from and is grown in and around. Some religions believe this rock to be Peter, but Peter was just a man, yes he was a disciple of Jesus, but he was still just as you and I, a man and therefore not the rock Jesus referred to in this statement.]

Those found truly in Christ will not be shaken in the times that are coming. As is stated in Luke 6:48 He is like a man building a house, who dug and went deep, and laid a foundation on the rock; but a great rain coming, the stream broke upon that house, and could not shake it, for it had been founded on the rock. Mat 16: 18And I also, I say unto thee that thou art Peter, and on this rock I will build my assembly, and hades’ gates shall not prevail against it. John 10: 10The thief comes not but that he may steal, and kill, and destroy: I (Jesus/Yeshua) am come that they might have life, and might have it abundantly.

Jesus is life and satan is death, and his weapon is against every believer and assembly. God is out to preserve life as you see all throughout the Bible, Enoch, and Jasher, one story specifically is in Esther where the Haman (Haman the Agagite) had a plot to kill off all the Jews and God raised up Mordecai and Esther to save them once again.

Eph. 6:12
because our struggle is not against blood and flesh, but against principalities, against authorities, against the universal lords of this darkness, against spiritual power of wickedness in the heavenlies.

These demonic forces hate God, and they hate us with such a strong hate and evil. Which if you really want to know more about this war you should look into SRA/DID and look into the Nephilim. There is much that is in plan site and yet hidden from this world.

Matt. 16:19
19And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of the heavens; and whatsoever thou mayest bind upon the earth shall be bound in the heavens; and whatsoever thou mayest loose on the earth shall be loosed in the heavens.

Jesus gives us the keys that truly love and seek Him. We have the same power the Holy Spirit gave Peter then in us, we just don’t realize it. If we are the embodiment of Christ, we hold the power Jesus has told us He has given us.

John 2:14-19
14And he found in the temple the sellers of oxen and sheep and doves, and the money-changers sitting; 15and, having made a scourge of cords, he cast them all out of the temple, both the sheep and the oxen; and he poured out the change of the money-changers, and overturned the tables, 16and said to the sellers of doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house a house of merchandise. 17And his disciples remembered that it is written, The zeal of thy house devours me. 18The Jews therefore answered and said to him, What sign shewest thou to us, that thou doest these things? 19Jesus answered and said to them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.

When Jesus said temple here, He meant His body. Our bodies are the temple of God and Jesus is the Rock. With the Holy Spirit in us, we are His and she (the Holy Spirit) resides within us.

Acts 4:11-12
11He is the stone which has been set at nought by you the builders, which is become the corner stone. 12And salvation is in none other, for neither is there another name under heaven which is given among men by which we must be saved.

He is the head stone, corner stone, and the foundation of the Truth and the Salvation of all human beings.

1 Cor. 3:1-20
1And I, brethren, have not been able to speak to you as to spiritual, but as to fleshly; as to babes in Christ. 2I have given you milk to drink, not meat, for ye have not yet been able, nor indeed are ye yet able;3for ye are yet carnal. For whereas there are among you emulation and strife, are ye not carnal, and walk according to man? 4For when one says, I am of Paul, and another, I of Apollos, are ye not men?
5Who then is Apollos, and who Paul? Ministering servants, through whom ye have believed, and as the Lord has given to each. 6I have planted; Apollos watered; but God has given the increase. 7So that neither the planter is anything, nor the waterer; but God the giver of the increase. 8But the planter and the waterer are one; but each shall receive his own reward according to his own labour. 9For we are God’s fellow-workmen; ye are God’s husbandry, God’s building. 10According to the grace of God which has been given to me, as a wise architect, I have laid the foundation, but another builds upon it. But let each see how he builds upon it.
11For other foundation can no man lay besides that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12Now if any one build upon this foundation, gold, silver, precious stones, wood, grass, straw, 13the work of each shall be made manifest; for the day shall declare it, because it is revealed in fire; and the fire shall try the work of each what it is. 14If the work of any one which he has built upon the foundation shall abide, he shall receive a reward. 15If the work of any one shall be consumed, he shall suffer loss, but he shall be saved, but so as through the fire.
16Do ye not know that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 17If any one corrupt the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, and such are ye.
18Let no one deceive himself: if anyone thinks himself to be wise among you in this world, let him become foolish, that he may be wise. 19For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God; for it is written, He who takes the wise in their craftiness. 20And again, The Lord knows the reasonings of the wise that they are vain.

1 John 2:28
28And now, children, abide in him, that if he be manifested we may have boldness, and not be put to shame from before him at his coming.

1 Peter 5:6
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in the due time; (humility is the crown jewel of salvation)

Hebrews 12:6
for whom the Lord loves he chastens, and scourges every son whom he receives.

Phil. 1:9-11
9And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in full knowledge and all intelligence, 10that ye may judge of and approve the things that are more excellent, in order that ye may be pure and without offence for Christ’s day, 11being complete as regards the fruit of righteousness, which is by Jesus Christ, to God’s glory and praise.

(There is a difference between the good and the best)

1 Cor. 15:41b-42
and another the stars’ glory; for star differs from star in glory. 42Thus also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruptibility.

There are Christians whose sole purpose is to tear down others. If you build upon Christ that which is wood, hay, and stubble (adding things to Christ that are not Christ) this is the natural man that person will suffer loss. Anything of the natural man will not survive. All believers will receive a resurrection body, but not all believers are going to display the same level of fullness or degrees of glory. The fire will test the category of each man’s work.

The wood, hay, and stubble is not sin; this is just the natural man1 Cor 2:14 the best of man in his like preachers in the pulpit, they are trying to protect in their mentality their flock, when it’s God’s flock. They are not teaching God’s word. They are not walking with God themselves and are not in touch with Christ. They are unaware of where they are in history. The Sheppard’s and the under Sheppard’s that have portions of His flock under them, with Jesus as the Chief Sheppard. The Gold, silver, and precious stone are the spiritual man or that which is Christ, that is the church. The church is measured or judged by Christ Himself. Jesus is glorified as a King Priest as in the order of Melchizedek who was believed to be Jesus Himself before He came to the earth as a human. Genesis and Jasher speak of in the beginning was the Word and the Word was God and the Word was with God. Jesus is the Word, so we know He was already in existence when God created the world. If you read about Melchizedek and Abram, you will likely understand Him to be Jesus as well.

How many people stand in the pulpit and preach the tradition of men? One would be Joel Osteen he preaches the traditions of men, he does not preach Jesus.

Rev. 3:15-19
15I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot; I would you were cold or hot. 16Because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I am about to spew you out of my mouth. 17Because you say, I am rich, and am grown rich, and have need of nothing, and know not that you are the wretched and the miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked; 18I counsel you to buy of me gold purified by fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, and that the shame of your nakedness may not be made manifest; and eye-salve to anoint your eyes, that you may see. 19I rebuke and discipline as many as I love; be zealous therefore and repent.

Jesus says that you do not know that you are blind, wretched, and naked. He says that to the messengers first, the pastors.

1 Cor. 3:14-16
14If the work of any one which he has built upon the foundation shall abide, he shall receive a reward. 15If the work of any one shall be consumed, he shall suffer loss, but he shall be saved, but so as through the fire. 16Do ye not know that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 17If any one corrupt the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, and such are ye.

Notice he says here that if your work is consumed, you will suffer loss, but YOU SHALL BE SAVED. Regardless the works being good or bad you are saved (Jesus did not die in vain). It does say through fire, but it does not say that you are going to hell. Another thing here that I’ve not understood until now, is the next part where it says that you shall not corrupt the temple of God. This is not speaking of tattoos or things of that nature; this means an alteration to your DNA like what will be offered to the world by the antichrist. Which makes sense, because as Rev states that those that take the mark of the beast will be cast away. Nephilim blood to remind you or if you have not read some of my other posting or learned of the fallen angels deeds on the earth with human women, is condemned blood. Those beings that are of the blood of the fallen ones are not of God (Nephilim) and would be a corruption to the temple of God.

1 Cor 4:1-5
1Let a man so account of us as servants of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. 2Here, further, it is sought in stewards, that a man be found faithful. 3But for me it is the very smallest matter that I be examined of you or of man’s day. Nor do I even examine myself. 4For I am conscious of nothing in myself; but I am not justified by this: but he that examines me is the Lord. 5So that do not judge anything before the time, until the Lord shall come, who shall also both bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and shall make manifest the counsels of hearts; and then shall each have his praise from God.

The more you grow under the conformity of Christ the more you will be persecuted by not only non-believers, but carnal Christians. The greatest explanation of the love of Christ is of course 1 Cor. 13 which we all struggle to know and be like, but Paul seemed to be able to hold this kind of love.

2 Cor.12:15 Now I shall most gladly spend and be utterly spent for your souls, if even in abundantly loving you I should be less loved.

He (Paul) basically said that if I love you more and you love me less, that’s alright. He was an amazing brother/father in Christ, because a father is one who teaches you the ways of Christ.

1 Cor. 4:15 For if ye should have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet not many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.

Eph 2:19-22
19So then ye are no longer strangers and foreigners, but ye are fellow-citizens of the saints, and of the household of God, 20being built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the corner-stone, 21in whom all the building fitted together increases to a holy temple in the Lord; 22in whom ye also are built together for a habitation of God in the Spirit.

House hold means house, His building, His family, having been built on the foundation of the apostles. Christ is the foundation/corner-stone, but they are incorporated in the foundation of Christ. This fellowship is grown/built, we are being built up into a permanent dwelling of God in the Spirit.

Col. 2:6-7
As therefore ye have received the Christ, Jesus the Lord, walk in him, 7rooted and built up in him, and assured in the faith, even as ye have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.

At the point in time when a person puts his faith in Jesus Christ, faith in Christ means you receive a person, it doesn’t mean you repent of sins, you repent of sin singular. When the Holy Spirit comes she will convict the world of sin, righteous, and judgment. Sin singular, because they believe not on me, which is sin singular. No one is saved because they repent of sins, you can only repent of sins after you are saved. This is explained in 2 Cor. 7, there is only one sin that an unbeliever can repent of and that is lack of trust and faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Repentance means a person has changed their attitude and put their trust in Jesus Christ and repented of that one sin. When you repent of that sin that the Holy Spirit convicts you of, and because you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so continue to live your life in union with Him by receiving Him. The Christian life begins by receiving Him, and then our walk through abiding union with him is a continual life of receiving Him.

John 15:4 Abide in me and I in you…

1 Cor. 1:30
But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who has been made to us wisdom from God, and righteousness, and holiness, and redemption;

We have no righteousness in us or holiness; it is Christ in us that is righteous and Holy. The church that Jesus is building is indestructible, nothing satan can do or humans can do can hurt it.

We are in warfare, 2 Tim. 2 and we are enlisted as soldiers, but we need to be encouraged. Paul says in 1 Cor. 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be firm (steadfast), immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord [always being superior, excelling, doing more than enough in the service of the Lord], knowing and being continually aware that your labor in the Lord is not futile [it is never wasted or to no purpose].

2 Tim. 2
1But this know, that in the last days difficult times shall be there; 2for men shall be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, evil speakers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, profane, 3without natural affection, implacable, slanderers, of unsubdued passions, savage, having no love for what is good, 4traitors, headlong, of vain pretensions, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God; 5having a form of piety but denying the power of it: and from these turn away. 6For of these are they who are getting into houses, and leading captive silly women, laden with sins, led by various lusts, 7always learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8Now in the same manner in which Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, thus these also withstand the truth; men corrupted in mind, found worthless as regards the faith. 9But they shall not advance farther; for their folly shall be completely manifest to all, as that of those also became.
10But thou hast been thoroughly acquainted with my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, endurance, 11persecutions, sufferings: what sufferings happened to me in Antioch, in Iconium, in Lystra; what persecutions I endured; and the Lord delivered me out of all. 12And all indeed who desire to live piously in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. 13But wicked men and juggling impostors shall advance in evil, leading and being led astray. 14But thou, abide in those things which thou hast learned, and of which thou hast been fully persuaded, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; 15and that from a child thou hast known the sacred letters, which are able to make thee wise unto SALVATION, THROUGH FAITH which is in Christ Jesus. 16Every scripture is divinely inspired, and profitable for teaching, for conviction, for correction, for instruction in righteousness; 17that the man of God may be complete, fully fitted to every good work.

Build up or encourage one another:

Eph 4:29-32
29Let no corrupt word go out of your mouth, but if there be any good one for needful edification, that it may give grace to those that hear it. 30And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which ye have been sealed for the day of redemption. 31Let all bitterness, and heat of passion, and wrath, and clamour, and injurious language, be removed from you, with all malice; 32and be to one another kind, compassionate, forgiving one another, so as God also in Christ has forgiven you.

1 Thes. 5:11
Wherefore encourage one another, and build up each one the other, even as also ye do.

1 Cor. 3:9
For we are God’s fellow-workmen; ye are God’s husbandry, God’s building.

2 Cor. 6:1
But as fellow-workmen, we also beseech that ye receive not the grace of God in vain:

2 Cor. 3:1-6
1Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or do we need, as some, commendatory letters to you, or commendatory from you? 2Ye are our letter, written in our hearts, known and read of all men, 3being manifested to be Christ’s epistle ministered by us, written, not with ink, but the Spirit of the living God; not on stone tables, but on fleshy tables of the heart. 4And such confidence have we through the Christ towards God: 5not that we are competent of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves, but our competency is of God; 6who has also made us competent, as ministers of the new covenant; not of letter, but of spirit.

(We are called to be ministers as it states in 2 Cor 3 being manifested to be Christ’s epistle and as ministers of the NEW COVENANT (Jesus), all of us that have been quickened by the Spirit, are to minister to the world.)

Eph 4:13
until we all arrive at the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, at the full-grown man, at the measure of the stature of the fullness of the Christ;

To be continued…