On The Turning Away

19 Feb

February 18, 2015

I was thinking about hell again, and i thought, what about all those poor souls burning and suffering in agony in hell, screaming, for ever. How can that be? Won’t God have compassion on those folks? Then i realized, it will be too late for those folks to be saved. When God called them, they laughed at God and mocked God. And so when their time comes and they call on God, God is going to laugh at them and mock them. That’s just what happens. It’s the same thing as if you were to ridicule and mock a local county judge, and be disrespectful, and then appear before him in court. He’s probably going to throw the book at you. And that is just what happens. God tells us about it in Proverbs. Proverbs was written by King Solomon, inspired by the Holy Spirit, our Heavenly Mother. In Proverbs, She is known as Wisdom, and you can hear Her voice throughout the entire book. Also interesting to read about Her in the Septuagint in the book of the Wisdom of Solomon. And of course it is important to remember that Wisdom IS God. She is our Heavenly Mother, the Holy Spirit in our Holy Trinity.

Septuagint

Wisdom

Chapter 1

6 For
wisdom is a loving spirit; and will not acquit a blasphemer of his words: for God is
witness of his reins, and a true beholder of his heart, and a hearer of his tongue. 7 For the Spirit
of the Lord filleth the world: and that which containeth all things hath knowledge of the voice.

Proverbs Chapter 1

24 ¶ Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my
hand, and no man regarded;
25 But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my
reproof:
26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear
cometh;
27 When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction
cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.
28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall
seek me early, but they shall not find me:
29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the
LORD:
30 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled
with their own devices.
32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the
prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
33 But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be
quiet from fear of evil.

Proverbs Chapter 1

THE proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;
2 To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of
understanding;
3 To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and
equity;
4 To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and
discretion.
5 A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of
understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:
6 To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the
wise, and their dark sayings.
7 ¶ The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools
despise wisdom and instruction.
8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law
of thy mother:
9 For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains
about thy neck.
10 ¶ My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
11 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk
privily for the innocent without cause:
12 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those
that go down into the pit:
13 We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with
spoil:
14 Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:
15 My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from
their path:
16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.
17 Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.
18 And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their
own lives.
19 So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh
away the life of the owners thereof.
20 ¶ Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:
21 She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the
gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,
22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the
scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto
you, I will make known my words unto you.
24 ¶ Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my
hand, and no man regarded;
25 But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my
reproof:
26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear
cometh;
27 When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction
cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.
28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall
seek me early, but they shall not find me:
29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the
LORD:
30 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled
with their own devices.
32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the
prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
33 But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be
quiet from fear of evil.

Proverbs Chapter 2

MY son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments
with thee;
2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to
understanding;
3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for
understanding;
4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid
treasures;
5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the L ORD, and find the
knowledge of God.
6 For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge
and understanding.
7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to
them that walk uprightly.
8 He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his
saints.
9 Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and
equity; yea, every good path.
10 ¶ When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is
pleasant unto thy soul;
11 Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:
12 To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that
speaketh froward things;
13 Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of
darkness;
14 Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the
wicked;
15 Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths:
16 To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger
which flattereth with her words;
17 Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the
covenant of her God.
18 For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead.
19 None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the
paths of life.
20 That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the
paths of the righteous.
21 For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall
remain in it.
22 But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the
transgressors shall be rooted out of it.

A Shadow Of Things To Come

19 Feb

February 18, 2015

Hebrews Chapter 10

FOR the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the
very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they
offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.
2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the
worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of
sins.
3 But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins
every year.
4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should
take away sins.
5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and
offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:
6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of
me,) to do thy will, O God.
8 Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and
offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein;
which are offered by the law;
9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the
first, that he may establish the second.
10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the
body of Jesus Christ once for all.
11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering
oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:
12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever,
sat down on the right hand of God;
13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.
14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are
sanctified.
15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he
had said before,
16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days,
saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds
will I write them;
17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for
sin.
19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by
the blood of Jesus,
20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us,
through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
21 And having an high priest over the house of God;
22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith,
having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies
washed with pure water.
23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for
he is faithful that promised;)
24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good
works:
25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner
of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye
see the day approaching.
26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge
of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery
indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
28 He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or
three witnesses:
29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought
worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath
counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an
unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I
will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his
people.
31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
32 But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were
illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions;
33 Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and
afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that
were so used.
34 For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the
spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven
a better and an enduring substance.
35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great
recompence of reward.
36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of
God, ye might receive the promise.
37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will
not tarry.
38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my
soul shall have no pleasure in him.
39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them
that believe to the saving of the soul.

Hebrews Chapter 11

NOW faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of
things not seen.
2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.
3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the
word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things
which do appear.
4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than
Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God
testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.
5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was
not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation
he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh
to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that
diligently seek him.
7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet,
moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the
which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness
which is by faith.
8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which
he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out,
not knowing whither he went.
9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange
country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with
him of the same promise:
10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder
and maker is God.
11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed,
and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she
judged him faithful who had promised.
12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so
many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by
the sea shore innumerable.
13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but
having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and
embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims
on the earth.
14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a
country.
15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence
they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.
16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly:
wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath
prepared for them a city.
17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he
that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,
18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:
19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the
dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.
20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.
21 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of
Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.
22 By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of
the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.
23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his
parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not
afraid of the king’s commandment.
24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called
the son of Pharaoh’s daughter;
25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than
to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures
in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for
he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
28 Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood,
lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.
29 By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which
the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.
30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed
about seven days.
31 By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed
not, when she had received the spies with peace.
32 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of
Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David
also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:
33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness,
obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out
of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to
flight the armies of the aliens.
35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were
tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better
resurrection:
36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea,
moreover of bonds and imprisonment:
37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were
slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and
goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;
38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts,
and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith,
received not the promise:
40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without
us should not be made perfect.

Keep My Commandments

19 Feb

February 19, 2015

Leviticus Chapter 22

31 Therefore shall ye keep my commandments, and do them: I am
the LORD.

Deuteronomy Chapter 5

10 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and
keep my commandments.

John Chapter 14

15 ¶ If ye love me, keep my commandments.

Yesterday i wrote down about how some people don’t choose God. Some people don’t choose Jesus. They choose self instead. They choose to carry out their own will instead and do what ever they want. These are people who choose sin over good. Some people scoff and say they don’t believe in God, or they don’t believe in Jesus, or they don’t believe God’s Word is True. Unfortunately, if they do not believe, they will perish. “We don’t believe in that” they might say. But because they don’t believe, they will die.

John Chapter 3

14 ¶ And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so
must the Son of man be lifted up:
15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have
eternal life.
16 ¶ For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have
everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world;
but that the world through him might be saved.
18 ¶ He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth
not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name
of the only begotten Son of God.

19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world,
and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were
evil.
20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to
the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be
made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

Some men loved darkness rather than light. Some men “chose” darkness over light. For people who love darkness, there is a special place made just for them. A dark place that is full of utter darkness, for Eternity.

Matthew Chapter 8

11 And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west,
and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the
kingdom of heaven.
12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer
darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

How terrible! Spending Eternity in utter darkness, in torment, suffering, alone and no one around to hear you. For ever and ever.

Jude Chapter 1

13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame;
wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for
ever.

These shameful, unholy workers of iniquity.

Matthew Chapter 25

30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there
shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Yes, for people who love darkness, they will spend Eternity in darkness. Because that is what they chose. They had a choice between the Light and the darkness, and they chose darkness. And that is what they get.

Now many times i have stressed the importance of not just hearing what God tells us, but “doing” what He tells us. This is very important.

James Chapter 1

22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your
own selves.
23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a
man beholding his natural face in a glass:
24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway
forgetteth what manner of man he was.
25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth
therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this
man shall be blessed in his deed.

Romans Chapter 2

12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without
law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the
law;
13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers
of the law shall be justified.

We must do what God commands us, otherwise, we are not “doers” of the Word, but hearers only. We must do what God tells us. What are we supposed to do? Follow the commandments, of course. Do them. Don’t just preach them, but actually do them. Because people who don’t “practice what they preach” are hypocrites, not Christians. Sometimes we may be required to “do” something, and it may be that the thing we are required to to do is to “stop doing something”. We may need to do something which is to “stop sinning”. Whatever God asks of us, we need to do. Otherwise we are not faithful and loyal servants. Rather, we would be unprofitable servants, of no use to our Master. God created us and told us to go “good”. If we go around doing evil instead, then we will be burned with the rest of the worthless scraps.

Matthew Chapter 7

21 ¶ Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the
kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is
in heaven.

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

Here we have it again – these workers of iniquity. These are sinners. These are people who did NOT follow God’s commandments to stop sinning, because they are “workers of iniquity”. They did not follow God’s commandments, otherwise they would not be “doers of iniquity”.

24 ¶ Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth
them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a
rock:

Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord. That means “many” will be turned away! Many “Christians”! A lot of people! Most! Many who think they are going to make it into Heaven are NOT! Why?

Matthew Chapter 22

AND Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and
said,
2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a
marriage for his son,
3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the
wedding: and they would not come.
4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are
bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings
are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.
5 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm,
another to his merchandise:

The King invited His guests and “they would not come”. Verse 5 Jesus tells us “they made light of it”. The people did not take their Wedding Invitation seriously, and since they did not care very much about the King, they just made light of it and decided they had better things to do.

6 And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully,
and slew them.
7 But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth
his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
8 Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which
were bidden were not worthy.

Now the King invited His guests, but “they were not worthy”. Why were they not worthy? Probably because they were “unprofitable servants”. They were not doers of His Commandments. They took His invitation lightly and were not worthy to be His guests. They did not take His Invitation seriously. They were not worthy to attend His Wedding. They were not worthy because they refused His Invitation.

The people who don’t do what they are commanded are “unprofitable servants”. They refuse to do what they are commanded. God gave us His commandments, that we might “do” them , and live. Now are the commandments God gave us something that we can choose to do if we want to or not? I don’t think so, otherwise they would not be called “commandments”.

Luke Chapter 17

5 And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.
6 And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye
might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root,
and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.
7 But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will
say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit
down to meat?
8 And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may
sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and
afterward thou shalt eat and drink?

9 Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were
commanded him? I trow not.
10 So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which
are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have
done that which was our duty to do.

Commandments are things that we are commanded to do. Things we are required to do. These are the basic requirements we must meet. Otherwise we are unprofitable. We don’t get rewarded for “doing what we are told”.

For example, let’s say a person gets hired on as a servant somewhere. The boss gives him a list of job duties to do every day. If the new servant goes through the list and picks and chooses which duties he wants to do, and which duties he refuses to do, that servant is unprofitable. That servant won’t even do what he is told to do, not even the basic requirements. Even though he may follow some of his duties, he may still leave half or more of his obligations unfulfilled, simply because he “doesn’t want to do his duties”. He refuses to follow his commandments.

Now do you think the boss of that servant is going to keep him around? Of course not. He won’t even do what he is told. He is worthless. Get rid of him, because he only does what he wants to do, he disregards the rules and regulations, and he uses his boss’s resources to make his ownself a profit instead. They are going to get rid of that servant, because he is worthless. Unprofitable. He won’t do what he is told to do, and he won’t stop doing what he is told to stop doing. Worthless. Unprofitable.

That is a similar way with God’s servants. It will do no good to tell God that you “read” all the commandments. You must also “do” all the commandments. Because we must be doers of the Word, and not hearers only. What good does it do to read the Employee Manual, and not do what it says? None. You’re just wasting your time reading the manual, if you are not going to do what it says.

Like i said before, not everyone appreciates having Scripture explained to them, and having it spelled out to them. Many because they choose darkness. Many because they choose self over God. People want to have their ears tickled, and if you tell them things they don’t like to hear, they get angry and they don’t want to believe, and they don’t even want to know! Many of God’s servants have been persecuted because of preaching God’s Word, and teaching about the Kingdom of Heaven. John the Baptist was murdered because of his teaching God’s Word. Jesus was killed. Several of the disciples were killed. No, not everyone appreciates having God’s Word explained to them, and some are so full of evil and hatred and darkness they will even kill God’s servants. Why? Because they love darkness rather than Light. But rest assured, everyone will receive their just rewards.

Jude Chapter 1

JUDE, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that
are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and
called:
2 Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.
3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the
common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and
exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was
once delivered unto the saints.
4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of
old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of
our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our
Lord Jesus Christ.
5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this,
how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt,
afterward destroyed them that believed not.
6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own
habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto
the judgment of the great day.
7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like
manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after
strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of
eternal fire.
8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise
dominion, and speak evil of dignities.
9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he
disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a
railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.
10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but
what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they
corrupt themselves.
11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran
greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the
gainsaying of Core.
12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with
you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water,
carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit,
twice dead, plucked up by the roots;
13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame;
wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for
ever.
14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these,
saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are
ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have
ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly
sinners have spoken against him.
16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts;
and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s
persons in admiration because of advantage.
17 But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before
of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;
18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time,
who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.
19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the
Spirit.
20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith,
praying in the Holy Ghost,
21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our
Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
22 And of some have compassion, making a difference:
23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating
even the garment spotted by the flesh.
24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present
you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty,
dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

1 Peter Chapter 1

18 Feb

PETER, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered
throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through
sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the
blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which
according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively
hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not
away, reserved in heaven for you,
5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation
ready to be revealed in the last time.
6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye
are in heaviness through manifold temptations:
7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold
that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise
and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him
not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
10 Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched
diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:
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.
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.
13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to
the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation
of Jesus Christ;
14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the
former lusts in your ignorance:
15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all
manner of conversation;
16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
17 And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons
judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your
sojourning here in fear:
18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with
corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation
received by tradition from your fathers;
19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without
blemish and without spot:
20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world,
but was manifest in these last times for you,
21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead,
and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.
22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through
the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one
another with a pure heart fervently:
23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by
the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of
grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:
25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word
which by the gospel is preached unto you.

No Shadow Of Turning

18 Feb

February 17, 2015

“Wheee! I can do anything i want” said Pinochio “and nobody can make me stop! Wheee”! Yeah, that is until Gepetto gets back and finds out what he’s been up to. And if he’s been doing evil, into the fire he goes! No getting to be a real little boy for those who are evil. No, they make a nice warm fire out of them instead, with all the other wood scraps.

And it’s a magic fire, too. It’s the kind of fire that never goes out. Never, ever. It burns for ever and ever.

Revelation Chapter 14

9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any
man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his
forehead, or in his hand,
10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is
poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he
shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy
angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever:
and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his
image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the
commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed
are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the
Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do
follow them.

The smoke from their torment goes up for ever and ever. AND they have NO rest, day or night. Like the story about Lazarus. Does everyone remember the story about the rich man and Lazarus?

Luke Chapter 16

19 ¶ There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and
fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at
his gate, full of sores,
21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich
man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the
angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was
buried;
23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth
Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and
send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool
my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime
receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now
he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed:
so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can
they pass to us, that would come from thence.
27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send
him to my father’s house:
28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they
also come into this place of torment.
29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let
them hear them.
30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them
from the dead, they will repent.
31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets,
neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

The rich man woke up and found himself in hell. Just like he was told it would be. ONly it was worse than he ever imagined! Eternal torment! Those two words just don’t really go together well. But that’s what happens to those who i wrote about the other day. Some people never learn. But i realize now that those folks choose to do evil. They do not choose God, but they choose self. So they choose to go to hell for ever and burn for ever and ever. And when they wake up and find themselves in hell, just like they were told was going to happen, they can only thank themselves for choosing to go there. Now isn’t that something! Burning for eternity, knowing they chose to go there, because they thought they were “tough” and “cool”. What a let down that is going to be!

The poor rich man, he didn’t want much. He didn’t ask to be taken out of the fire. He didn’t ask for anything except a drink of water, even a small tiny bit of water. All he wanted while he was burning in hell was a little relief. A short break. A small drink of water and a tiny bit of rest from the torment. But there is NO rest! Not day or night, for ever and ever. For ETERNITY! People sometimes say that we create our own reality, and we really do.

I don’t like to even think about hell. But sometimes i have to.

But now i begin to understand the meaning of hell and the purpose for it. It is called “Cleansing Fire”. Because it cleanses all evil. All evil, everything evil is going to go into the fire and be destroyed. And then, guess what? There won’t be any evil any more! None! Anywhere! What a strange concept! I can not imagine what it must be like. A place where there is no evil whatsoever. That is going to be the New World. A place where no evil exists at all.

If we want to go to this New World, what should we do? How should we act?

1 Peter Chapter 1

15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all
manner of conversation;
16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

We need to be holy in everything we think, feel and do. Separating ourselves from all sin and evil. We can’t be holy if we continue on sinning and committing fornication and adultery and being profane and unholy. Be ye holy in all manner of conversation. Because if you are not holy and you are evil then they will throw you in the fire and burn you with all the other scraps. All uncleanness and evil are going into the Cleansing Fire to be cleansed.

I thought about how many evil people there are in the world, and there seems to be a few. I also thought about how many people kill and eat God’s creatures. Jesus said in the Gospel of the Hebrews “Know you not that those who live by the sword must also die by the same?” If this is True, which i believe Jesus is God and God’s Word is True, then ALMOST EVERYONE could end up going to hell! For disobeying God’s commandments in Genesis, that herbs shall be the meat for man. Because God’s Word will never pass away. What God said 2,000 years ago is still true today! And so this could be one reason that FEW will find the way. This could be another reason that MANY will be turned away.

However, this is not a very popular lesson, that people are not supposed to kill and eat animals. Have you ever thought about the days when Jesus walked on the EArth? Do you ever imagine what it must have been like to be alive then, and see Jesus, and talk to Him? Can you imagine sitting around, listening to Jesus teach in parables? Do you think after telling some parables and teaching people about the Kingdom of God that Jesus would say “we’re hungry now, lets take some animals and cut off their heads and gut them out and skin them and get all bloody and then we’ll eat those animals and then i’ll put the fur on my head for a hat”? No, i don’t think Jesus would say that either. In fact, I KNOW He wouldn’t.

People think that they HAVE to eat meat, which is ridiculous. I don’t know where they got that idea from. Probably from so-called “scientists” or “doctors”. Many people don’t like to hear my interpretation of God’s Word. All i did was read it! All i do is explain what God’s Word says, in plain English! And people don’t like to hear it! People get angry! People get so angry that they want to kill me for teaching the meaning of Scriptures!

And then i thought about Jesus, and that is the same thing that happened to Jesus. No one wanted to hear what Jesus taught. It went against what they wanted to believe. In fact, they wanted to kill Jesus, for His Teachings! They tried to kill Jesus several times, but He got away a few times. But then it came time for Jesus to die, and He knew it had to be. And when Jesus died, He forgave His killers! He asked His Father to forgive his own murderers! Why? Well, that’s the kind of guy that He is. But also, it is because as Jesus said, if we do not forgive our debtors, neither will our Father forgive us. So it was important that Jesus held out til the very end, and even forgave the people who killed Him, because otherwise, He would not have been forgiven by His Father.

Well Jesus knew all those bad people were going to try and kill him for telling His Message. So what did He do? He told His Message the best that He could while He was still alive, so that everyone would know.

I was thinking about bugs, and creatures, and living animals. And we all seem to think that animals don’t think. People think animals just run on some kind of “animal program”. But to me, i look around, and it seems to me that ALL living creatures are sentient beings. All the ones that i can see, any way. I’m not talking about bugs that i can’t see because i don’t have microscopic vision. But every living creature that i can see.

What is a “sentient” being? I think it is a being that thinks, and has feelings. Such as a cat. Or a dog. Even a bug! Why? Well, let’s look at a bug first. If you see a bug running around, it is probably trying to find some food to eat. The bug may be trying to find food to feed for it’s babies. The bug knows how to take care of it’s babies. And the bug can certainly think, to some extent. Such as, how to get food. Or it can sense danger. If you put your hand near the bug to catch it or squash it, and create a shadow, the bug will sense that, and try to run away! Now how can the bug sense danger, and know to run away, unless it can think? How can the bug take care of it’s babies?

Well, people say it is just a bug, and it doesn’t think. It just runs around doing it’s “bug” thing. It runs around, trying to find food, trying to have a mate and have offspring, and feed their babies and take care of them, and build them a home, and teach them how to survive, and how to sense danger, and what to do in case of danger, such as running in a zig zag fashion, save up for winter or what ever. Well now, isn’t this the EXACT SAME THING THAT PEOPLE DO?

Yes, it is.

If bugs are running some kind of “bug program” then people must be running some kind of “people program”. I don’t think there’s that much difference between the two. But at least with bugs and animals, and all other living creatures, besides humans, you will NEVER see any bugs or animals laying around and masturbating for the next 30 years.

No, you won’t.

Bugs and animals even seem to have some sort of “common decency” that some people don’t even have. Bugs and animals, i don’t think they could EVER do anything that is unholy.

Only people do unholy things.

There are a lot of living creatures in the world, and i don’t think that human beings are the only sentient beings on Earth. I know better than that.

James Chapter 1

JAMES, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve
tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.
2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and
entire, wanting nothing.
5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all
men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is
like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the
Lord.
8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
9 Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:
10 But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the
grass he shall pass away.
11 For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth
the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion
of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.
12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried,
he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to
them that love him.
13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for
God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust,
and enticed.
15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin,
when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.
17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh
down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness,
neither shadow of turning.
18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should
be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear,
slow to speak, slow to wrath:
20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness,
and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save
your souls.
22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your
own selves.
23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a
man beholding his natural face in a glass:
24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway
forgetteth what manner of man he was.
25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth
therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this
man shall be blessed in his deed.
26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his
tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.
27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To
visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself
unspotted from the world.

Luke Chapter 17

THEN said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences
will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!
2 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck,
and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little
ones.
3 ¶ Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee,
rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.
4 And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven
times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive
him.
5 And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.
6 And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye
might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root,
and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.
7 But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will
say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit
down to meat?
8 And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may
sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and
afterward thou shalt eat and drink?
9 Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were
commanded him? I trow not.
10 So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which
are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have
done that which was our duty to do.
11 ¶ And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed
through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.
12 And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men
that were lepers, which stood afar off:
13 And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have
mercy on us.
14 And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves
unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were
cleansed.
15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back,
and with a loud voice glorified God,
16 And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he
was a Samaritan.
17 And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where
are the nine?
18 There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this
stranger.
19 And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee
whole.
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:
21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the
kingdom of God is within you.
22 And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall
desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see
it.
23 And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after
them, nor follow them.
24 For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under
heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the
Son of man be in his day.
25 But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this
generation.
26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of
the Son of man.
27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in
marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood
came, and destroyed them all.
28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they
drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and
brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
31 In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in
the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in
the field, let him likewise not return back.
32 Remember Lot’s wife.
33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever
shall lose his life shall preserve it.
34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one
shall be taken, and the other shall be left.
35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and
the other left.
36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other
left.
37 And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said
unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be
gathered together.

Don’t Take It Lightly

16 Feb

February 16, 2015

The other day i wrote down about how nobody seems to care about keeping their word anymore. People make oaths all the time, and swear to do this and that and not do this or that, and yet when it comes time for keeping their word, many of those people can’t be found. A good example i thought about are doctors. Supposedly doctors are supposed to care about their patients health, first. Some doctors even take an oath called the Declaration of Geneva. This oath came about as a result of medical crimes committed by the Nazis.

However, today physicians don’t take their oath seriously. At least many of them don’t, it seems. For example we have all heard about how doctors get paid for writing prescriptions. The pharmaceutical companies pay doctors to write prescriptions and sell their drugs for them. So many doctors do. The doctors don’t know what the drugs will do to the people, they have no idea if it might even kill them in the long run. The doctors don’t know what these drugs will do to the people, and the doctors don’t care. All they care about is making ten bucks for the prescription. The people could be deformed or have deformed babies or die, and the doctors don’t care. They don’t seem to take their oath seriously. Just another example of how people make oaths and swear to do things and then they don’t keep their word.

NOw this to me is heinous. True medical professionals would be appalled. Giving people drugs that you have to watch TV every night for to see if it is another medical crime committed against the people. A crime the pharmaceutical companies give themselves immunity against. And of course doctors refuse to be held liable too. When people entrust their own health and safety to these so called “professionals”, they deserve to be given health and safety, and not sold out to become guinea pigs for the pharmaceutical companies to commit medical atrocities on. A good example of this is my own mother who went to the doctor for hot flashes. The doctor prescribed her Premarin. Later when my mother had to have breast cancer surgery, the doctor told her it was Premarin that caused her to have the cancer.

Now the only people who are entrusted with more important conduct than doctors are people who others entrust with their souls for spiritual and religious teachings. People entrust their souls that the people teaching them know what they are talking about and are leading them in the right direction. Because if not, religious teachers are all leading their followers straight into hell. And so it is a very important responsibility, and not to be taken lightly.

Scripture tells us that it is a good thing to save other people’s souls. If it is so then, which it has to be, then it must also be a bad thing to cause others to lose their souls. And so if there is a reward for doing well, there is probably a punishment for not doing well. It’s a heavy responsibility, and not to be taken lightly.

Speaking of this reminds me of a Scripture passage that really stood out to me the other day when i was writing.

Matthew Chapter 22

AND Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and
said,
2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a
marriage for his son,
3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the
wedding: and they would not come.
4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are
bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings
are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.
5 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm,
another to his merchandise:

The King invited His guests and “they would not come”. Verse 5 Jesus tells us “they made light of it”. The King invited all His guests to the Wedding, but many of the people “made light of it”. This is a message for us today. This is a very important message.

6 And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully,
and slew them.
7 But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth
his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
8 Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which
were bidden were not worthy.

Now the King invited His own servants, but “they were not worthy”. This is also another very important message.

9 Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find,
bid to the marriage.
10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered
together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the
wedding was furnished with guests.
11 ¶ And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a
man which had not on a wedding garment:
12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not
having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and
take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be
weeping and gnashing of teeth.

And so i encourage everyone NOT to take God’s Message lightly. Pray that you will be considered worthy. There is nothing more important than God’s Word. And since we have been so fortunate to hear His Words, it is very important that we heed them. Because God’s Word is True. Heaven and Earth will pass away, but God’s Word will never pass away. What God said in Genesis is still True today, and it will be True forever. Even now i believe that Jesus is at the door, getting ready to show Himself to us. When He does, nothing will ever be the same again.

Mark Chapter 13

28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender,
and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:
29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass,
know that it is nigh, even at the doors.
30 Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all
these things be done.
31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass
away.

God is reaching out to His people and He is saving all who will be saved. Otherwise, many or all people may be lost. I thought about the Law and i realize the Law and the Commandments are like a fence. God tells us, LOok, i put up a fence to protect you, but you have to stay inside the fence. If you go outside the fence, the wolves will kill you. And so people of course having free will may approach the fence and some people will stay inside the fence and other people will disregard what they have been told and they will go outside the fence and of course, God’s Word being True and never passing away, those people who go outside the fence will be destroyed. Just as He said. Why? Because some people never learn. Some people you just can’t reach.

Mark Chapter 12

24 And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err,
because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?
25 For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are
given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.
26 And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the
book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am
the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?
27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye
therefore do greatly err.

James Chapter 1

16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.

Mark Chapter 13

AND as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto
him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here!
2 And Jesus answering said unto him, Seest thou these great
buildings? there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall
not be thrown down.
3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple,
Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,
4 Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign
when all these things shall be fulfilled?
5 And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man
deceive you:
6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall
deceive many.
7 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not
troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.
8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be
famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.
9 ¶ But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to
councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be
brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against
them.
10 And the gospel must first be published among all nations.
11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought
beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but
whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not
ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.
12 Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father
the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall
cause them to be put to death.
13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that
shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
14 ¶ But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of
by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that
readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judæa flee to the
mountains:
15 And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house,
neither enter therein, to take any thing out of his house:
16 And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take up
his garment.
17 But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in
those days!
18 And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter.
19 For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the
beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither
shall be.
20 And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh
should be saved: but for the elect’s sake, whom he hath chosen, he
hath shortened the days.
21 And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he
is there; believe him not:
22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew
signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.
23 But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.
24 ¶ But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be
darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,
25 And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in
heaven shall be shaken.
26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with
great power and glory.
27 And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his
elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the
uttermost part of heaven.
28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender,
and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:
29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass,
know that it is nigh, even at the doors.
30 Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all
these things be done.
31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass
away.
32 ¶ But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the
angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
33 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.
34 For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his
house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work,
and commanded the porter to watch.
35 Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house
cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the
morning:
36 Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.
37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

Repentance AND Remission

13 Feb

February 12, 2015

Matthew Chapter 28

18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given
unto me in heaven and in earth.
19 ¶ Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the
name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have
commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of
the world. Amen.

Here in Matthew 28, Jesus is teaching us that God is not just the Father, God is ALSO the HOly Spirit, and God is ALSO Jesus, the Son. God is made up of all three. God is not an Individual, God is the HOly Trinity made up of all Three. Heavenly Father, Heavenly Mother and Jesus all each individually hold the Keys to Heaven and the Keys to Hell. They are all God, individually and united in the Holy Trinity. So God is not one single individual. God is made up of these three, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. This is what Jesus taught us, and this is what Jesus commanded us to teach and to be baptized as such. This is the gospel of Jesus. This is Jesus doctrine. And since Jesus Himself taught us these things, then we know without a doubt that it is True. Because God’s Word is True and will never change. It is very important that we learn and heed God’s Teachings. By doing so, we can avoid making great errors.

This is God’s Word, direct from Scripture. This is the doctrine we need to learn and follow. This is how we know what our covenant with God is, because God taught it to us in Scriptures. Our covenant with God is repentance and remission of sins, and in return, God will forgive our sins. This is what Scripture teaches us directly. And since Scripture teaches us this directly, there is no question whether it is True, or not. God’s Word is True and cannot be changed. Again i say we should heed God’s Word. What could be more important than God’s Word? Don’t you think we should heed God’s Word?

Repentance is being sorry for our sins. What is remission of sins? What does that mean? Remission of sins means we stop sinning. As Jesus told the one sick guy whom He had healed – Go, and sin no more. Jesus told the man to stop sinning. If we don’t stop sinning, we won’t be saved.

John Chapter 5

8 Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.
9 And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed,
and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.
10 ¶ The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the
sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed.
11 He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto
me, Take up thy bed, and walk.
12 Then asked they him, What man is that which said unto thee,
Take up thy bed, and walk?
13 And he that was healed wist not who it was: for Jesus had
conveyed himself away, a multitude being in that place.
14 Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him,
Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come
unto thee.

Here Jesus is teaching us that once we are saved, once we are healed, we should sin no more, “lest a worse thing come unto thee”. This is a stern warning. Jesus died for the remission of sins. Without repentance, there is no remission. Without remission, there is no forgiveness. Jesus died to save people that stopped sinning. Jesus didn’t die so that people could just go on sinning and do whatever they want to do. That’s like a slap in the face to Jesus.

Matthew Chapter 26

26 ¶ And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and
brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my
body.
27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying,
Drink ye all of it;
28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many
for the remission of sins.

Here Jesus teaches us that He died for the remission of sins. He died to save people who repented and stopped sinning. This is Jesus doctrine. It is also the same doctrine taught by John the Baptist.

Mark Chapter 1

THE beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;
2 As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger
before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of
the Lord, make his paths straight.
4 John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of
repentance for the remission of sins.

Luke Chapter 1

76 And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for
thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;
77 To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission
of their sins,
78 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring
from on high hath visited us,
79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of
death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
80 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the
deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.

Here in Luke Chapter 1, verse 77 we are taught that the salvation of His people is through “the remission of sins”. This is our salvation – when we repent AND stop sinning. Now some people believe that they will be saved no matter what they do. But as we can see, this is clearly NOT what Scripture teaches us. In order to have salvation, we must stop sinning. Again, that is our covenant with God. We stop sinning and we are then given forgiveness. However, if we do not stop sinning, if there is no remission, then we are no different than we were before we were “saved”. WE are still the same sinners as we were before. Only now we know better. Now we are worse off, because now we know we should stop sinning, but we still keep on sinning.

For example, lets say some folks thought they just had to call on Jesus Name, and that’s all they have to do to be saved. And after they call on Jesus Name, they figure they can do anything they want. They might curse God’s Name, they may lie, they may continue on in fornication and adultery, they may blaspheme God, they may decide that they do not want to carry out God’s Will here on Earth, instead, they want to carry out their own self will. So these folks figure after living a life of sin and self will, and ignoring God and God’s commandments, they think they will still be allowed in to Heaven! This is very bad doctrine, and it is NOT what Scripture teaches us. We are taught remission of sins is our salvation. Without remission of sins we are not saved, we are sinners. And sinners are NOT allowed into Heaven. We must have white robes to be allowed to attend the Wedding Feast, otherwise we will be thrown out.

Luke Chapter 24

45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand
the scriptures,
46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ
to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in
his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
48 And ye are witnesses of these things.

Here in Luke Chapter 24, Jesus is teaching the Disciples what to teach, and what gospel to preach, which is the gospel of Jesus. This is Jesus doctrine. Without remission of sins, there is no salvation.

I believe that God knows that however a person conducts their life on Earth, the same way that person will act when they get to Heaven. For example, you will never see someone walking around in Heaven cursing God’s Name. That is why people who continue sinning are not saved and allowed in to Heaven. Because they won’t stop sinning. They only carry out their own self will, and thus, they are not allowed in to Heaven. Because, basically, they are disobedient.

Among other things that will keep people out of Heaven besides disobedience and breaking God’s commandments, are being liars, for example. God keeps records of EVERY SINGLE WORD we speak. More than that, God keeps records of EVERY SINGLE THOUGHT we have. And we will be held accountable for ALL our words. In Matthew Chapter 12, Jesus teaches us about how important our words are, and what we say.

Matthew Chapter 12

34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good
things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth
good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth
evil things.
36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak,
they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou
shalt be condemned.

Also Jesus is teaching us that whatever a man is full of, whatever is in the abundance of the heart, that is what will come out of the mouth of the man. What he speaks is what he is full of. And the tree will be known by it’s fruit – what comes out of it. The fruit in this case being the words of the man.

LUke Chapter 6

43 For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a
corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
44 For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not
gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.
45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth
that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his
heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the
heart his mouth speaketh.

And not only that, Jesus reprimands those folks who call on Jesus for salvation, but DO NOT DO what they are supposed to do, which is the remission of sins, for one thing.

46 ¶ And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I
say?
47 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth
them, I will shew you to whom he is like:
48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid
the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat
vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was
founded upon a rock.
49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a
foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream
did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that
house was great.

Jesus teaches us that those who do not do what He teaches them will not be saved! Their house will fall down! ONLY those who heareth AND DOETH Jesus sayings will be saved. These are Jesus direct words, God’s teachings to us. It would behoove us to pay attention and learn what God teaches us. God’s teachings are the ONLY WAY we can be saved. It is the most important thing we need to do, to learn what God teaches us, and to do it.

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