“I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am ”
But then, where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation!
A rich youngman fell on his knees before him and asked: “Good Teacher, what good thing must I do to inherit eternal life?” He replied: “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone.” Then, he asked him back: ”How do you Read the Law?”
The youngman replied: “ You shall have no other gods before me; You shall not covet thy neighbour’s wife; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not give false testimony; You shall not defraud;Honor your father and mother;”
Then, the teacher said: “ The First and Greatest command is this: “Love the Lord your God with all your Heart, with all your Soul, and with all your Mind, and with all your Strength”
But then, how can we ever love God- the Almighty? Whom no one has seen or can see? For it is written: “You cannot see my face for no one may see me and live.” He seems to be a terrible God, afterall. Rather, is he not the one who would love us back more than we – human- can do? And why he allows poverty, famine and injustice in the world when he could do something more about it?Does he knows that we struggle and we fight and we kill each other instead of loving one another? Why, and why Peace is so elusive? Destruction and Violence are before us; there is strife and conflict abounds and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey!
Does God made is dwelling among us or is God really in the world? Does he really cares for us? If so, then,How he came into existence and from what? Is he the God of Jew only? NO. For everyone who is willing to accept him. The God who is hiding and often disciplines us but only in due measure! The God who does not let us go entirely unpunished when we disobey and sins! Will we ever see him? The Giver and Overseer of our bodies and souls – the Almighty, who forms a human spirit within a person- the Human Body with all its Glory so that the Holy Spirit may dwell in it- and obviously, has the right to demand your soul back from you perhaps, this very night!
The Living God who made the Earth by his power, laid the foundation and pillars of the world by his wisdom and stretched out the universe by his understanding like a canopy and spread them out like a tent to live in. He sits enthroned above the Circle of the Earth and we are the people of his pasture – the flock under his care! He will not grow tired or weary and his understanding no one can fathom. Those who hope for the Lord soar on wings like eagles!
The living God who gave you life and showed you kindness and in his providence watched over your soul. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good. And he sends Rain on the Righteous and the Unrighteous. He has shown kindness by giving us rain from heaven and crops in their seasons. He provides us with plenty of food and fills our hearts with joys-
“ O Lord, you show love to thousands and thousands but in your anger – the Earth trembles and the nations cannot endure your wrath.” For the breath of the Lord is like a stream of burning sulfur – sets it ablaze! For the Lord God is but a Consuming Fire!
God declares: “Am I only a God nearby and not a God far away? Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them? Do not I fill Heaven and Earth? Is not my word like fire? And like a Hammer that breaks a rock into pieces?”
Therefore, we should not think that the Divine Being is like gold or silver, stone or wood, birds or animals or reptiles that cannot talk or laugh – an image made by human design and skill. We should not exchanged the glory of the immortal God for image made to look like Mortal human being or animals. And we should not worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator. For God is not human that he should lie, not a human being that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill? No word from God will ever fail but will come true at their appointed time. And it is written- “Until heaven and earth disappear – not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen –will by any means disappear from the law until everything is accomplished. And then, heaven and earth will pass away but my words will never pass away.”
God declares: Let no one ask me from what and how I came into existence and do not try to go or ask beyond what is written in the Bible while you are here on Earth or else, I might consider you a ‘spy’ for my enemies(devoured by impure spirit). Do you not know? Has it not been told to you from the beginning of creation that my enemies are in the world as they are from the world? Infact, this is their kingdom, the world in which you live – powers and authorities of the dark world and the elemental spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms – their father, the Devil – who holds the power of death is a murderer from the very beginning of creation and not holding to the truth because there is no truth in him. He is a liar and thus, the father of lies. They sure can indoctrinated and enslaved you and use you as one of their devoted soldiers even before and after death, too. And letting the ghost of you fight in the Holy War in a spirit world.
Therefore, we cannot have 2 masters while we are here on Earth because they were in conflict from the very beginning and will continue till the end. So, take side, my friend. You cannot drink the cup of the living God and the cup of the Devil. You cannot have a part in with the Lord’s table and the table of the Devil, too. Either, you will hate the one and love the other or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. We cannot be lukewarm also, neither hot nor cold. I wish you were either one or the other – Children of the Living God or Children of the Devil. Indeed, the good and the evil are right there with us – waging war against the Law of your mind. And the mind, by its nature, is defiant, wayward and disobedience.
But then, all we know regarding about how God came into existence for a time is yet, to come. For now, we see only a Reflection as in a mirror. Then, we shall see face to face and know fully. But now- we know in Part: But then, we shall know fully even as I am fully known, is this – “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.” And by God’s word – the heavens came into being and the Earth was formed out of water and by water. And then, the Word became Flesh and made his dwelling among us. And that by the same Word- the present heavens and earth are reserved for Fire- being kept for the day of Judgement and Destruction of the ungodly. And God is the King of Righteousness as well as King of Peace- without a father or mother; without geneology- without beginning of days or end of life!
Infact, God is spirit and God is Light. In him, there is no darkness at all. And in him- there was life and that life was the Light of all humanbeings! As God has life in himself, so he has granted the son to have life in himself. Therefore, the son is the Radiance of God’s glory and the exact Representation of his being- sustaining all things by his powerful word. But no one knows the Father except the son and those to whom the son chooses to Reveal him.
When the set time had fully come- Resembling the son of God, He came to Earth leaving his heavenly power behind in his Kingdom of Light. He came born of a woman in a poor carpenter’s family-lying in a manger! Born under the law and baptized according to the law, fully human – tempted and tried in everyway just like us in the likeness of sinful flesh in order that he might become a Merciful and Faithful High Priest in service to God- understanding our weaknesses.
The Father sent his one and only son in the likeness of sinful flesh but who had no sin to be an atoning sacrifice for the sins of the whole world – for God so loved the world. Not that we loved God but that he loved us First. And that through his son – we, again, might become the Righteousness of God. For all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God.
Everyone is brought NEAR by the blood of Christ to God. He destroyed the barrier – the dividing wall of Hostility between God and human through the Cross by which he put to death their hostility. God, the Father also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles and by gifts of holy spirit.
His purpose was to create by purifying for himself one NEW HUMANITY that are his very own – Eager to do what is good so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body!
God judgesno one but has entrusted all judgement to his son because he is the son of man, for he enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain on our behalf who through the Eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God – He humbled himself by becoming obedient to death. Even death on a Cross –“Here I am, I have come to do your Will, my God.” And by that will – we have been made Holy through the sacrifice of the body of Christ Jesus once for all. He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves but he entered the Most Holy place once for all by his very own blood. Thus, obtaining eternal redemption. God has given us Eternal Life and this life is in his son.
Infact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood and without the shedding of blood – there is no forgiveness!
A light has dawned to Free those who all their lives were held in bondage or slavery by their fear of death under the prince of this dark world – the Devil, who holds the power of Death. To proclaim freedom for the prisoners, free the oppressed, weary and burdened under the beast! But people loved darkness more than Light. The world did not Recognise the time of God’s coming to them. His very own did not receive him. Instead, they hated him without reason- “Foxes have dens and birds have nest but the son of man has no place to lay his head here on earth.” They hated him perhaps, for claiming the Almighty his very own Father but to stone him for Blasphemy because He, a mere man – claim to be God!
But then, he received honor and glory from God, the Father – when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying – “This is my Son, whom I love; with him, I am well pleased.” Infact, He is the One whom God, the Father said:“ I will glorify him again and again.” And also to whom God, the Father said –“Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet- those enemies of mine who did not accept me to be King over them – bring them here and kill them in front of me!” He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead. And he must Reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. And the last enemy to be destroyed is DEATH.
Now, the Lord is the spirit and where the spirit of the Lord is- there is Freedom because the truth sets you free! And that his worshipers must worship in the spirit and in truth. Indeed, they are the kind of worshipers that the Father seeks. God wants you to seek him and perhaps, reach out for him and find him though he is not far from any one of us. For in him- we live and we move and we have our being!
The sovereign Lord, he who reveals himself to us in visions and who speak to us in dreams is the one who made the heavens and the earth and the sea and everything in them!
But then, the idols speak deceitfully, diviners see visions that lie, they tell dreams that are false, they predict the future that never takes place. Worse, they give us comfort in vain. No doubt, they are prophesying to us false visions, divinations, idolatries and the delusions of their own unspiritual minds. Because they love and serve gods who by nature are not really gods. Remember: There is also a spirit of falsehood. Satan uses all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the LIE. Idols that will go Mad with terror. Do any of the idols of the nations bring rain or tell me – do the skies themselves send down showers?
Very Rarely will anyone die for a Righteous person though for a good person someone might possibly dire to die! God demonstrates his own love for us in this –when we were still sinners – Christ died for us! Therefore, that this in fact, is Love for God – “To keep and walk in obedience to his Commands” for whoever obey my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me, says the Immortal. And is it surprising or Ironic when you know that whoever does not love their brother and sister whom they have seen – cannot love God, whom they have not seen! And that you shall not take any interest lending money from them but you may take from another people! And that if your brother or sister has something against you – First, go and be Reconciled to them, only then- Come and offer your gift on the alter and nothing will hinder your prayers.
If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them – how can the love of God be in that person? This is how we know what love is – Christ laid down his life for us and we ought to lay down our lives for your brother and sister. For he has given us this Command – Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister! If you hate or treat them with contempt or judge them – realize then that you are a Murderer, a murderer in the darkness and you stumble! You do not know where you are going because mist and darkness came over you and you groped about seeking someone to lead you by the hand for the darkness has blinded you! O how great is that darkness for the hand of the Lord is against you.
Indeed, one of the 12, Peter asked: “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to 7 times?” He replied: “Not 7 times but 77 times.”
So, though you have not seen him – do you love him deeply? Even though you do not see him now – do you believe in him? Not knowing your own creator, who made you and formed you but instead worshiping other gods – it is a sin. If anyone then knows the good they ought to do and does not do it- it is sin for them. And the wages of sin is death! And in your struggle against sin- you have not yet, resisted to the point of shedding your blood, says the Immortal. And pray this prayer- “I do believe, Lord, help me overcome my Unbelief.” For even the Demons believe that and shudder – “What do you want with us? Have you come to destroy us before the appointed time? In God’s name-do not torture us! We know who you are – the Holy One of God.” And then, he asked the man –‘What is your name?’’My name is Legion’ replied the man, ‘For we are many.’ And they begged him again and again not to send them out of the area but to send them among the herd of pigs.
No one has ever seen God but if we love one another – God lives in us and his love is made complete in us! For God is love, whoever lives in love lives in God and God in them!
And the 2nd most important command is this: “Love your neighbour as thyself.”
And what is Love? Love is patience and kind; Love does not envy and boast; Love is not proud, greedy but slow to Anger; Indeed, love does no harm to a neighbour nor does it moves the ancient boundary! Each of us should please our neighbour for their good – to build them up! And who is your neighbour? Remember: the good Samaritan Man! Moreover, the Almighty wants us to even love our enemies and to do good to those who hate us! That if someone slaps you on one cheek – turn to them the other cheek also. Pray for those who mistreat you and forgive and you will be forgiven. Do not plot evil against each other – “It is Mine to avenge, I will Repay” says the Immortal. Give to the one who asks you and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you!
In everything do to others(before them) what you would have them do to you. For with the measure you use – it will be measured back to you. Let no debt remain outstanding except the continuing debt to love one another for it is God’s will that by doing good – you should silent the Ignorant talk of foolish people! Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins.
And Peace Maker who sow in peace reap a harvest of Righteousness! You should use whatever gift you have received to serve others as faithful stewards of God’s Grace in its various forms! With sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord in what you do- work at it with all your heart as working for the Lord – not for human masters. Since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward- It is the Lord Christ you are serving!
Remember: A generous person will prosper. Whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.
See, Love is, afterall, the fulfilment of the above 2 commands. And the goal of these 2 commands is love- which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere Faith that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.
And the requirements of the commands are written not on tablets of stone but on tablets of a human hearts – in your heart with the Holy Ghost! For it is written- “I will put my Laws in their minds and write them on their hearts” and the Almighty speak to the Holy Ghost and the Holy Ghost through our Consciences speak to us. And your conscience also bearing witness and your thoughts sometimes, accusing you and at other times defending you.
But then, do you have a weak or strong conscience? Are you too deep into this world that nothing at all ever prick your heart no more getting polluted very much by the world? For If our hearts do not condemn us – we have freedom and confidence to approach his Throne of Grace boldly and receive from him anything we ask because we keep his commands and do what pleases him!
By the way, what pleases the Almighty the most? Honoring your father and mother and taking good care of them in their aged years is very pleasing to God. In fact, it is the only command with a promise – “Honor your father and mother if you want to enjoy a good and long life here on Earth.” Indeed, Children of Light put their Religion into practice by caring for their own family and so, repaying their parents and grandparents and this is very pleasing to the Immortal. And do not forget to do good and to share with others for with such sacrifices – God is pleased.
And whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech. However, no human can tame the tongue. It is restless evil, full of deadly poison. A world of evil among the parts of the body. It can corrupts the whole body – sets the whole course of one’s life on fire and is itself set on fire by Hell. It has the power of life and death and those who love it, will eat its fruits. But then, even fools are thought wise if they keep silent and discerning if they hold their tongues.
But then, the young lawyer said: “Teacher, all these I have kept since I was a Boy and I know that to love your neighbour as thyself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.” And inspite of his wealth, the Rich Young Man, cried-“But Lord, what do I still lack?”
The teacher replied: “One thing you lack: Go, sell everything you have and give it to the poor and you will have treasure in Heaven. Then, come, follow me.”
But then, does the Almighty wants us not to have and enjoy all the comforts and treasures of this world though the world belongs to him? Does he understands what our human concerns are – daily, weekly and monthly expenditures that need to be taken care of ? After all, we have to toil for more wanting to have a decent lives free from financial crunches and why not? Wealth for ourselves, if not possible then, atleast- for our kids, wanting them to have a good and comfortable lives after we are gone from this tent of worldly bodies for is not money the answer for everything?
But then, will a mere mortal rob God? Yet, you rob me! You rob me in Tithes and offerings! Will a mere mortal speak arrogantly against the Immortal ? For you have said: It is futile to serve God. What do we gain by keeping and walking in obedience and carrying out his requirements of the law and going about like a mourners before the Almighty? Certainly, evil doers prosper and even when they put God to the test – they get away with it. And that now you call the arrogant blessed.
And to throw all away to the poor that you have been working so hard for many years by now? Is not this a hard teaching? Only the insane would do such a foolish thing! Perhaps, the living God is a God of old for it is too harsh for people like us who live by the standards of the present digital world! The God must be crazy for who can accept such a hard teaching?
No doubt, when the rich young man heard this – his face fell, he went away sad and a heavy heart because he had great wealth, obviously.
But then, the teacher said: “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the Kingdom of Light”
So, one may ask: Is riches contrary to God? Is riches really contrary to the very essence of Christianity? Known yet, regarded as unknown. Sorrowful yet, always rejoicing. They are persecuted but they endure it. They are slandered but they answer kindly. When they are cursed, they bless. Poor yet, making many Rich. Having nothing and yet, possessing everything. They have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation – whether well-fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want! They seldom reflect on the days of their past life because God keeps them occupied with gladness of heart! And they have no greater joy than to hear that their Children are walking in the truth!
But on the other hand, does not we become the scum of the Earth, the garbage of the world while everyone becomes rich but you and your family! Our Christ solves nothing! Mindless sentimentality for the weakest and poorest to make their pathetic state liveable until they are buried in the ground and forgotten! But to be Rich, not poor. To be powerful, not weak. To have slaves and servants, not be one. But then, wait a minute: If you are Rich and wealthy –how does the Almighty wants us to spend our Riches? So that when your wealth (so uncertain) is all gone – you are welcome into the Kingdom of Light? But then, can riches buy us the ticket to heaven and everlasting life?Remember:Cornelius.
And if it were the only Truth, everyone would believe it. Not so. Christ, who is truth – Rose from the dead but many till do not believe! Why then, was the Law given at all? You know: No Law-No Transgression! Is not the Law Sinful because we become conscious of sin through the Law ? For the very command that was intended to bring life actually brought dead for sin also sprang to life! What is sin has become utterly sinful!
In fact, sin was in the world much before the command came.In the past, God lets nations go their own ways! Perhaps, they disowned him and he also disowned us. Therefore, we were under the powers and authorities of the dark world and under those unseen dark elemental spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms – who gave us comfort in vain because they are not really gods: We look for justice, we saw bloodshed: We look for righteousness, we heard cries of distress: We stumble at midday as if it were twilight because the world was in darkness –pitch dark under those weak and miserable forces of evil: We writhed in labor but we gave birth to wind: We groaned and we cry for deliverance but it is far away! And worse, the law was weak and useless because it made nothing perfect –in the sense that it cannot CLEAR the conscience of the worshipers! Rather, it says “the person who does these things will live by them – external regulations applying until the time of the New Order” And we were held in custody under the law – which is not based on Faith until Christ came!
And then, Faith came – a new and better covenant is established and came into force with Chirst Jesus as the Guarantor and on better promises. Christ Jesus: the pioneer and perfector of Faith is the culminator of the Law so that there may be Righteousness attained by Faith, not by the old written code for anyone who believes and the promise also might be given to those whosoever believe – to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death and to guide our feet into the path of PEACE! God did by sending his one and only son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering for the whole world –for God so loved the world.Tempted and tried in everyway just like us, in the likeness of sinful flesh but who had no sin to be an atoning sacrifice for the sins of the whole world in order that he might become a Merciful and Faithful High Priest in service to God – understanding our weaknesses!
But then, he was delivered over to death for the sins of the whole world – they killed the Author of Life as did their leaders in their Ignorance!
But then, what shall we say then when the whole world is under the control of the Evil One? And that our Enemy – the Devil prowls around like a Roaring Lion looking for someone to devour and at the same time, the sinful passions aroused by the law are at work in this worldly body and the Evil you do not want to do, this you keep on doing! In fact, it is no longer you who do it but it is sin living in you that does it. For this sinful flesh is a slave to the law of sin and is subject to death. Indeed, we struggle not against flesh and blood. And though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does – the weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world – they (dark spirits) come from your very own desires that battle within you and they often outwit us due to our lack of self-control. And wickedness does not release those who practice it so easily again. For sin is waging war against the law of your mind. And the mind, by its nature, is defiant, wayward and disobedience. They have wandered off from the Author of Life and pierced themselves with many griefs! Worse, they did not realize that they follow spirit of Falsehood instead of the Holy Ghost! The Devil has taken them captive to do his will – they are Children of the Devil and they are living Right among us!
And it is written: Even the Archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the Devil about the body of Moses did not himself dare to condemn him for slander but merely said- “The Lord Rebuke you.”
For it is written: The Lord said to Satan-“Where have you come from?” Satan answered the Lord: “From roaming throughout the Earth – going back and forth on it.”
For it is written: The Devil led him (Christ) up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world and said – “If you fall on your knees and worship me – it will all be yours.”
For it is written: Jesus to Peter –“Get behind me, Satan.” Remember: He even lost one of his very own 12 to the world –Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him for 30 pieces of silver.
For it is written: They all shouted in unison for about 2 hours –“Great is Artemis of the Ephesians and her image, which fell from heaven.” The goddess who is worshiped throughout the province of Asia and the world.
For it is written: Paul bought Greek into the temple and defiled the Holy Place. They stone him and dragged him outside the city – thinking he was dead.
For it is written: Quick, leave Jerusalem immediately because the people here will not accept your testimony about me!
For it is written: Even one of the Messengers of God was resisted by the Prince of Persian Kingdom for 21 days and could not reached Daniel soon enough. And on his return, he have to fight the Prince of Persia and the Prince of Greece. No one supported him against them except the Archangel Michael – your Prince, one of the Chief Princes.
For it is written: The Lord said to Satan –“Very well then, he (Job) is in your hands but you must spare his life.”
No wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising then, if his servants masquerade as servant of Righteousness.
Therefore, when you rebel and resist against his commands and decrees- you have wandered off and far away from the Author of Life! And then, you are dead, of course- spiritually doom! For now you are separated from the life of God. Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves to sensuality so as to indulge in everykind of impurity and they are full of greed. They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator!
Sadly, you yourself did not even realize when exactly did the Holy Ghost left you- living life too deep into the world: Following the ways of the world or conforming to the pattern of this world serving the spirit of falsehood who is now at work in you and to everyone who are defiant and disobedient to his ways-Gratifying the cravings of the flesh and following its desires and thoughts.
Do you then realize that you are darkened in your understanding because of the ignorance that is in you due to the hardening of your evil heart ? And it is written: “My people are dying because of their ignorance.” Your thinking became futile as you are with the mind of an animal. And your foolish heart was darkened! And then, your eyes – the lamps of your body, are not healthy prematurely as your eyelids have become thinner. And your body also is full of darkness for your complexion becomes black and shiny as time flies. And what was once your beautiful face becomes funny and ugly as its elongated as time goes by. And your eyes that could not see clearly sometimes could see clearly. There is no remedy or cure for such sickness though you seek medical aid the whole world over. And your riches come to naught!
By now, the Bible – though it is only a paper and an ink – will be too bright for your eyes to read. Its brightness pierces your eyes like a needle is passing through-painful as it can be! And your eyes are overflowing with tears! But then, that is His Glory, my friend! And even after being able to read as you keep on trying whenever you have the time for the Bible and you read – their minds were made dull keeping you away from understanding of the Bible for a veil covers their hearts. The god of this age prevented you from seeing the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ that they may be ever-seeing but never perceiving and ever-hearing but never understanding – who is the image of the Living God i.e. the Son of Man.
But then, although they know God’s Righteous Decree that those who do such things deserve death –they never stop sinning! They not only continue to do this very detestable thing but encourage everyone to do it and seduce the unstable to experience it and approve of those who practice it. Therefore, God gave them over in the sinful desires of their sinful hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another and God gave them a Depraved mind and over to spirit of stupor. So that they do what ought not to be done. But then, they are an expert in Greed, selfishness overtakes them as they are from the world and speak from the viewpoint of the world and the world listens to them and they are without self-control, an accursed brood!
Do you not know that even the Angels who did not keep their positions of Authority but abandoned their proper dwelling – these he has kept in darkness(eyes unhealthy) bound with everlasting chains for Judgement. They are like unreasonable animals, creatures of mere human natural instinct- born only to be caught and destroyed. Certainly, like animals they too, will perish for whom Blackest Darkness has been reserved for them. A place of no return – the land of gloom and utter darkness and disorder-
“Woe to you who long for the day of the Lord:
Why do you long for the day of the Lord?
That day will be darkness – not light.
It will be as though a Man fled from a Lion, Only to meet a Bear:
As though he entered his house and rested
Only to have a snake bite him.
Will not the day of the Lord be darkness
Not light- but pitch dark!
The land of deepest night of utter disorder and darkness –
There is weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
For it is impossible for those who have once been enlightened but have fallen away to be brought back to Repentance! To their loss – they are crucifying the Son of Man all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace! It would have been better for them not to have known the way of Righteousness than to have known it and then turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on them. Because they are worse-off at the end than they were at the beginning or the final condition of that person is worse than the first. They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut-out from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his Might on the day He comes to be glorified in his Holy people and to be marvelled at among all those who have believed.
But then, although I want to do good and always trying to be an effective Christians – the Mind, by its nature is defiant, wayward and disobedience. And this sinful flesh – which is a slave to the law of sin and is subject to death also constantly demand objects of sensual indulgence. Worse, temptation raise at every turn and it would not let you be! Evil eyes are always on the look out for someone to devour – offering you all the comforts and treasures of this world. And if you would only falls on your knees – to the passions and pleasures – it will be all yours!
But then, the Mind governed by the Flesh is Hostile to God. With all the comforts and treasures of this world and the passions and pleasures that come along with them – you cannot fall on your knees in humble submission in front of the throne of Grace(The feeling that you did not required God in your life is so great in oneself!) And your heart is as hard as Flint. And then, prayer seems to be a sign of weakness! It is soo hard to submit oneself to God’s Law nor can we do so eventhough you very much wanted to. Then, if we disown him, he also disown us! Then realize then that the Devil has taken you captive to do his will – busy with human concerns only and why not? We are, indeed, in the realm of the flesh. But there is no way how we can ever please God. And as long as we are at home in the body – we are far away from the Author of Life!
But then, you yourself in your mind are a slave to God’s Law – go to church on Sunday, attend local fellowships, participate in church activities! Pay tithes and offerings regularly, having a form of godliness, But you must realize that in God’s sight –you can be wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. And still be a slave to the law of sin.
When you waver in your faith, you are denying its power! Do you really believe in God’s Power?My friend. When you not really believe in God’s power and then sin – seizing the apportunity afforded by the Command –deceived us! For they(dark spirits) come from your very own desires that battle within you and they often outwit us due to our lack of self-control. And wickedness does not release those who practice it so easily again!
Therefore, since evil is waging war against the law of your mind and they too, have divine power to demolish your strongholds – you ought to demolish arguments, principles and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God and you ought to take captive every thought and make it obedient to Christ. This is our struggle, my friend. And man should not live on Bread alone. A spiritual struggle, not a physical struggle at all – A Holy War! And we live by Faith and not by sight! “My righteous one will live by Faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.” And he has no pleasure in Fools! It is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner? But the Lord upholds the righteous – He keeps them safe and the Evil one cannot harm them at all. For blessed are those who have not seen and yet, have believed.
But then, you – who died with Christ through which the world has been crucified to you and you to the powers and authorities of the dark world and to those unseen dark elemental spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms and baptized and you – born of God: Do you really overcomes the world?? Rather, do you get polluted by the world?? By the way, who is it that overcomes the world?? Christ was raised from the dead – He cannot die again. Death no longer has mastery over him. But you – do you subject him to public disgrace and crucify the Son of Man again and again by letting those weak and miserable forces of evil –who give us comfort in vain – have a strong foothold in your life? Do you want to be enslaved by them all over again, who by nature are not really gods? Why then, as though you still belonged to the world do you submit to its rules and regulations?? Such signs and signals indeed, have the appearance of the ‘in-things’ and ‘wisdom’ in this present digital world because they are from the world and speak from the viewpoint of the world and the world listens to them!
But then, be on your guard –they are based merely on human traditions, commands and teachings and they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence! Therefore, have nothing to do withgodless myths and old wives tales. And hollow and deceptive philosophy because they are based on powers and authorities of the dark world and on those unseen dark elemental spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms who by nature are not really gods as they give us comfort in vain. Do not clothe yourselves with such rules and regulations. Do not prostitutes yourselves with such teachings and commands. For if anyone defiles God’s temple – God will destroy that person because God’s temple is Sacred and you are that Sacred temple.
Therefore, do not conform to the pattern of this present digital world and the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance! So, be transformed by the Renewing of your Mind. Then, offer every part of yourself to God as an instrument of Righteousness and Holiness because anyone who has died with Christ has been set free from sin and have become slaves of God – “The New Creation has come. The Old has gone. The New(you) is here.” Show it by your good and clean life and not by dirty deeds. Be on your guard that your faith might not rest on human wisdom but on God’s power! Put on Righteousness and Holiness because just as he who called you out of darkness to come to his wonderful light is Holy – so be holy in all you do! It is written – “Be Holy because I am Holy” says the Immortal. Then, you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will for you in your life! And the result is everlasting life for without holiness –no one will see the Lord.
So, flee from sexual immortality and perversion. All other sins a person commits are outside the body but whoever sins sexually sins against their own body and God’s temple is sacred. No other diseases can havoc the human body like sexual diseases can. The body is not meant for sexual immortality and perversion but for the Lord and the Lord for the body! Do you then not realize that you are not your own?? You were bought at a price and that the very hairs of our heads are all numbered by the Lord – our very own Maker! Therefore, honor God with your bodies so that you are not to do whatever you want. Live lives worthy of God – who calls you into his Kingdom of Light and Glory! You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming! That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire and the elements will melt in the heat!
You have heard that it was said: “You shall not commit adultery but I tell you – anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart!” But then, Lord, who then can saved, afterall, we are your very own creation? In this particular case, He lowered himself because God found fault with his loving children! So, though you already committed adultery with her in your heart – you were forgiven!(Halleluiah!). But putting your thoughts or desires into action is a sin. “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” “No one, sir” replied the adulterous woman. “Then, neither do I condemned you” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.” To offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God is your true and proper worship of the only Living God, Our own Maker – the Almighty!
NOW, what shall we say then that we are welcome into the Kingdom of Light? Is it ‘ to keep and walk in obedience to the 2 above commands only??’ And even more simpler – we know that all the commands and decrees, laws and statutes of the Living God are all summed up in this One Royal Command – LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR AS THYSELF. Can this one Royal Command alone, save us??
But then, we are doing right If we really keep this one Royal Command or Law. But if we show Favoritism – you sin and is convicted by the law as law breaker! In fact, whoever keeps the whole command and yet, stumbles at just one point is guilty of Breaking all of it.
No doubt, then that even one of the 12 cried: “Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?” He replied – “Make every effort to enter through the strait gate because many – I tell you – will try to enter and will not be able to. For small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life. And only a few find it.”
So , will you be able to find that small gate? And after finding it – will you have the conviction and the courage to walk through that narrow road to eternal life for God will often put you through fire, refine you like silver and test you like gold? Were you ficklemindedwhen you intended to do this-to follow him every step of the way? Do you make your plans or decision in a worldly manner? Do you waver in unbelief in your faith midway? And there are those who are last who will be first and first who will be last.And whoever wants to save their life will lose it! And one can stand outside and knocking on Heaven’s Door and Pleading- “Lord, Lord –Open the door for us.” But he replied: “Truly, I tell you – I don’t know you! Depart from me you evil doers.”
So, how can we then, be the Children of the Living God and not the Devil – without fault in a wraped and crooked and sinful generations and inherit eternal life ?
See, you will do well to pay attention and to keep on trying to gain or regain spiritual connection with God again. Pray and continue to pray as to a light shining in a dark place until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your heart – that gentle peace flooding your heart is the peace that comes from heaven above for he does not give to you as the world gives:
*The 1st stage: That gentle peace flooding your heart is a sure that the Holy Ghost is entering your heart – “The New Creation has Come. The Old has Gone. The NEW (you) is here.” God has put the Holy Ghost in your heart as a deposit guaranteeing what is to come!”
**The 2nd stage: And if you do not waver in unbelief in your faith but grow more and more spiritually – God will speak into your mind and you will hear agentle voice inside your head.
***The 3rd stage: And if you are not backsliding and putting Faith and Action in perfect unity in your life and grow more and more spiritually – A visit from him, the Almighty.
Each one should test their own action and then, they can take pride in themselves alone without comparing themselves to someone else. How can you say to your brother – let me take the speck out of your eyes when all the time there is a plank in your own eyes?
I, Now, realize how true it is that the Living God does not show favouritism but accepts from every nation the one who does what is Right and Good. Above, all these, He accepts everyone who obeys him.” If you humble yourselves and pray and seek my face – I will listen to you from my High and Holy place – Heaven. You will seek and find me when you seek me with all your heart – I will be found by you” King David’s : “My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit. A broken and contrite heart, you O God, will not despise.”
Let the Holy Ghost circumcised your heart i.e. your whole self ruled by the Flesh was Put-Off. You are weary and burdened and find no rest for your souls in this empty way of life handed down to you by your ancestors!
To be made NEW in the attitude of your minds and to put on the NEW-SELF created to be like God in true Righteousness and Holiness! And putting off your old-self with its practices which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires but have put on the New-Self which is being Renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
The Spiritual did not come first but the Natural and after that the spiritual! The first man was of the Dust of the Earth: the Second man is of Heaven. It is sown a natural body – it is Raised a Spiritual body! Therefore, one thing you must do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead – you press on toward the Goal with your new heart and new spirit to win the prize for which God has called you heavenward in Christ Jesus. He anointed you and set his Seal of Ownership on you and put his spirit in your heart as a Deposit guaranteeing what is to come!
Remember: The Almighty has placed in the Church many gifts of the Holy Spirit. So, if you are eager for the gift of the Holy Spirit – try to excel in those that build up the Church – which is his body, the pillar and foundation of the Truth, which he bought with his very own blood –scorning its shame on the cross. And the only thing that counts in Christ Jesus is – Faith expressing itself through LOVE. Eagerly desire the greater gifts of the Holy Spirit as you grow more and more spiritually and not backsliding, especially –the Holy Spirit of Prophecy!
So, strive always to keep your conscience clear before God and Man. Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life – you should mind your own business while trying to grow more and more spiritually. Certainly, he died for us and all that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was again raised.
There is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents. Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away – calling on his name for everyone who believes in him Receives forgiveness of sins through his name.
Therefore, watch your life and doctrine closely. Keep watch because you do not know when the Son of Man will come back – whether in the evening or at midnight or when the Rooster crows or at dawn. If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you without Faith. But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the Angels in heaven, nor the Son of Man but only the Father.
But behold, the world in its present form is slowly passing away for certain individuals whose condemnation was written about long ago. For the sins of some are obvious –Reaching the place of Judgement ahead of them while the sins of others trial behind them. And that are not obvious cannot remain hidden forever.\
Now, here is the conclusion of the Matter: A person is considered Righteous not by Faith alone but also by what they do ! Therefore, the two must be in perfect Unity: Go hand in hand – Faith and Action in your life. For it is Written: “I, the Lord, search the Heart and Examine the Mind to Reward each person according to what their deeds deserve.” And this is possible because the Holy Ghost intercedes for God’s People in accordance with the Will of God. And those that are led by the Holy Ghost are the Children of the Living God. If anyone does not have the Holy Ghost – they do not belong to Christ, then.
Remember: For God through the commandment put us to death. For it is written: “ Whoever practices and teaches these command will be called Great in the Kingdom of Light. Therefore, the Law is Holy and the Command is Holy, Righteous and Good.”
For as the body without the spirit is dead, Faith by itself – if it is not accompanied by Action is dead! So, do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves and not looking to your own interest but each of you to the interests of the others! And each of you should show the same deligence to the very end – so that what you Hope for may be fully realized and that you are fully rewarded.
So, then, should I go and sell everything I have and give it (the Money) to the poor to show that my faith in him is not dead and that the gift of God i.e. FAITH increases within me? How can one increases one’s faith – which is the working of God-in oneself?? And then that I have treasure in Heaven – that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys – where it can never perish, spoil or fade because it is shielded by God’s Power! For where my treasure is – there my heart will be also. And even the Rich Youngman cried: “But Lord, what do still lack?” What eludes him ? My friend. For Life does not consist in an abundance of possessions only!
But then, what exactly do we mean by Faith? Faith is confidence in what we Hope for and assurance about what we do not yet, See! But then, what exactly do you Hope for? But hope that is seen is no Hope at all! For who hopes for what they already have?? But if we Hope for what we do not yet, See– we wait for it Patiently, and patience is godliness. In fact, we hope for the –“The Adoption to Sonship – the Redemption of our Bodies.” He will transform our lowly bodies so that they now are like his glorious body! And in this Hope – we are saved because this Hope is as an Anchor for the soul –firm and secure for Christ Jesus is the Same, Yesterday, Today and Forever!
“My righteous one will live by Faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.” And He has no pleasure in FOOLS!
Remember: He was delivered over to death for the sins of the whole world – they killed the Author of Life as did their leaders in their Ignorance! But God, the Father – raised him back to life for our justification, not letting his Holy One see decay! In fact, He is the One whom God, the Father said: “Sit at my Right Hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet – those enemies of mine who did not accept me to be King over them – bring them here and kill them in front of me!”
So, how shall we escape the punishment – the depths of the Pit, if we ignore so great a salvation? For salvation is found in no one else for there is no other name under heaven given to Mankind by which we must be saved. But do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forebearance and patience –not realizing that God’s kindness and patience is intended to lead you to his wonderful light.
Christ – the Redeemer, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him, who comes to the help of those who gladly do right and who remember His Ways – will appear a second time, not to bear sin but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him. See, he is coming with fire and his chariots are like a Whirlwind. He will bring down his anger with great fury and his rebuke with flames of fire – He will repay us according to what our deeds deserve! So, will he repays wrath to those who hate him and retribution to his foes! With fire and with his sword – the Lord will execute judgement with speed and finality on all the inhabiters of the earth. And many the wicked will be those slain by the Almighty. It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the Almighty – who can withstand it? No mortal can against the Immortal.
The Sovereign Lord, the King of kings and the Lord of lords is a great God – mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes and shows no favouritism- defends the cause of the fatherless and the widows and the poor and the foreigners living among you, who alone is Immortal and who lives in unapproachable light is a God that we cannot Mocked. He is not weak in dealing with you but is powerful among you. And those who hate him –he will repay to their face with destruction. He will not be show to repay to their face those who hate him!
You must be ready – the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him no more! Watch out or else that day might close on you suddenly like a trap – the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which God, the Father – will bring about in his own appointed time. Not yours!
And then, we all be changed- in a flash- in the twinkling of an eye. And see, the perishable clothe itself with the imperishable and the mortal with immortality! And they neither marry nor be given In marriage and they can no longer die and be like an angels. Certainly, death has been swallowed up in victory for the believers – who live by faith and not by sight. He will transforms our lowly bodies so that they now are like his glorious body.
But then, they, people of the earth, do not realize that they are like clouds without rain blown along by the wind. Autumn trees without fruits and uprooted –twice dead! For whom blackest darkness have been reserved for them.
And then, at the end of One Thousand Years at Purgatory(Planet Venus) – people who does not truly love the Lord will again be thrown back to Earth though they say_ “Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many Miracles?” But he will tell them plainly – “I never knew you. Away from me!”
Rather, the realm of the dead below is all astir to meet you at your coming – ‘’You also have become weak as we are, you have become like us” Maggots are spread out beneath you and worms cover you because you are brought down to the realm of the dead –to the depths of the Pit. There is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.
And then, the heaven receded and disappear with a great Roar as they were being rolled up like a robe! Like a garment ,they wear out and were changed for a new city!
The new city – the Holy City-The New Jerusalem, coming down from the sky from God-rested in the same place where the Earth was once before, here in this vast empty space. And there was no longer any sea!
And you can see the old Earth- which is by now a burning furnace of sulfur like we see the evening star i.e. planet Venus in the western horizon at night time. “And a great chasm has been set in place! So, that those who want to go from Earth to you cannot: Nor can anyone cross over from there to us now”
All the 8 Planets in our solar system disappeared way back then except the Planet Earth-which is by now a Burning Furnace of Sulfur!
But then, the New Jerusalem has 12 foundations bearing the Names of the 12 Apostles and was laid out like a square. The wall was made of Jasper and the City of pure gold- as pure as glass. The great street of the city was of gold- as pure as transparent glass: whose architect and builder is the Almighty!
But then, where is this heaven- the New Jerusalem- that we are talking about? Is it one of the 7Planets that we have in our solar system? NO. It is hidden and will be so till the appointed time: It will come down from the sky from God – it is there behind the sun!
For God did this to make the Riches of his glory known to the objects of Mercy –whom God so often put them into the Fire, Refine them like silver and test them like gold in advance for glory because they were longing for a better world, a heavenly one – admitting that they were a mere foreigners or strangers here on Earth! And for being counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the name and grief from all kinds of trials while on Earth. Therefore, God is not ashamed to be called their God – for he has prepared a city for them. So, in keeping with his promise – we are looking forward to a new heavens and a new Earth – where Righteousness dwells.
Now you will see him face to face and know fully as you are fully known and see his glory and the splendour of his majesty as you enter the strait gate with singing and dancing! For you – ‘The Redeemed of the Living God’ – are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy because you are receiving the end result of your unshakable faith in him! Everlasting joy will crown your head! Gladness and joy will overtake you. The sun will no longer be your light by day nor the brightness of the moon shine on you – for the living God will be your everlasting light and your God will be your glory. He will wipe every tears from your eyes. And there will be no more death, mourning, crying and pain. There will be neither sunlight nor cold frosty darkness. It will be a unique day – a day known only to the Lord, with no distinction between day and night. And when evening comes – there will be light.
And behold, He who was seated on the Throne of Grace(Lapis Lazuli) – the king eternal, immortal, invisible and the only true God – had the appearance of Jasper and Ruby, a rainbow that shone like an emerald encircled the throne of Grace! Brilliant light surrounded him.
And the Voice coming out from the Throne of Grace like a trumpet sound will say to you- ”Come, you who are blessed by my Father, take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world and take your share of the Tree of Life and live forever!”
But then, the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing for the wisdom of the wise are being destroyed and the intelligence of the intelligent vanished but to believers – who love and serve the true living God and who are being saved – it is the power of God.
For God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe whom God has called. Christ crucified is the power of God and the wisdom of God.
Come Lord. Come as you promised.
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