Letter to those who call on the name of the Lord

Dear brothers and sisters,

I pray that you may read and understand what i am writing about. Our Lord is coming as we all feel that the hour is near.
This cry is to you my dear ones, i lived a double life, sought after material things, served material things instead of God, heeded to the desires of my heart and yet thought i would inherit the Kingdom of God even though i served God with my lips.
Oh you may say i am not like that but i tell you do not deceive yourself but turn to God who only can tell you about your hidden sins.

My dear ones especially those who call themselves as evangelicals, i pray that may God open your eyes to see the false prophets all over your Televisions who are leading you to hell.
I myself also trusted on those prophets who are on Tv who only wanted to get me to contribute to their ministries and yet could not tell me to stop living a lie. I was consumed by their words as they called all those who contributed to their programs as blessed and yet we know the Bible says obedience is better than sacrifice.

That you may see that you cannot serve God with mammon, you have to choose one and also that if you live in the flesh and not in the Spirit you will not inherit the Kingdom of God.

Please i pray that you may see that God has called us to live a holy and righteous life, a life where we as Christians live as strangers in this world where our wealth is stored in heaven living no trace of any worldly desires.

Oh they have told you to pursue wealth, oh i tell you that path leads to destruction as God said seek first the Kingdom and all these things shall be given to you.

Please do not listen to the false prophets in Tv, they think and dream lies always keeping you glued to themselves and not leading people to Christ. Oh that you may see God does not tolerate rivals and anybody who leads people to himself will be removed by God, any one who makes himself good and where people adore him than Christ will also be removed.

That you may see the deception all around us as more Christians are lead to live like the world so that they can bring more people to the world. Oh that you may see that all those who claim are born again are actually living in sin and there ministers are afraid to to tell them to stop to sin as they believe that they will leave the Church.
I pray that God may open your eyes to see the deception all around the Christian Tvs.

Yours Faithfully

Brother in Christ

Faith

Heb 11:1 Now faith is the essence of things being hoped, the evidence of things not having been seen.

What is the essence of things hoped for? What is the fundamental nature/core/spirit/heart/soul of things hoped for?

Psa 27:14 Hope in Jehovah; be strong and He will make strong your heart; yea, hope in Jehovah!

Tit 2:13 looking for the blessed hope and appearance of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,

The essence of things hoped for is God our blessed assurance.

Heb 11:6 says that But without faith it is impossible to please God. For it is right that the one drawing near to God should believe that He is, and that He becomes a rewarder to the ones seeking Him out.
What is the evidence of things not having been seen?

Heb 11:3 states that By faith we understand the ages to have been framed by the Word of God, so that the things seen should not come into being out of things that appear.
We should Believe in things not having been seen and understand that everything was created by the word of God. In that He said it and that is what was done.
We are being asked to be like God and that is why the Bible says without faith it is impossible to please God. We can only please God if we are like Him.
That is why the word of God says that whatever we say should be done as said.
That is why faith without works is dead. Faith should go hand in hand with works.
This now explains that one cannot say that he believes in God and yet does not do as commanded to do.
Faith in simple terms says that whatever is in ones heart should march with works.
Therefore faith is the belief in God that what is said in the word of God is true which is a shield used to quench all the darts of the evil.

If one looks at Rom 10:17 which provides that Then faith is of hearing, and hearing through the Word of God. And further explained in Gal 3:11 which says “And that no one is justified by Law before God is clear because, “The just shall live by faith.”

Living by faith means being like God that is having the nature of Christ. This is why man will be justified before God only when his/her life pleases God. Man’s life can only please God if they believe in God and His word.

Therefore then being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Israel for its unbelief were broken off as stated in Rom 11:20 which says “Well! For unbelief they were broken off. And you stand by faith. Do not be highminded, but fear.”

And also In Mat 8:10 And hearing, Jesus marveled, and said to those following, Truly I say to you, Not even in Israel did I find such faith.

Why did Jesus marvel at such faith?

As stated before faith is the belief in God and what is said in the word of God. In simple terms it is what is in ones heart the word of God will march with works.

We should believe that is He is God and He will do as He says. We are not only called to believe but to be like Him.

THE REASON FOR THE FIGHT OVER CREATION

Genesis 1:

We find that God the Father Almighty is the Maker of heaven and earth, in the beginning when that clock was first set: time began with the production of those beings that are measured by time.

Observe the description of this chaos. (1.) There was nothing in it desirable to be seen, for it was without form and void. Toho and Bohu, confusion and emptiness; so these words are rendered, Isa_34:11. It was shapeless, it was useless, it was without inhabitants, without ornaments, the shadow or rough draught of things to come, and not the image of the things, Heb_10:1. The earth is almost reduced to the same condition again by the sin of man, under which the creation groans. See Jer_4:23, I beheld the earth, and lo it was without form, and void.

If there had been any thing desirable to be seen, yet there was no light to see it by; for darkness, thick darkness, was upon the face of the deep. God did not create this darkness (as he is said to create the darkness of affliction, Isa_45:7), for it was only the want of light, which yet could not be said to be wanted till something was made that might be seen by it; nor needs the want of it be much complained of, when there was nothing to be seen but confusion and emptiness. If the work of grace in the soul is a new creation, this chaos represents the state of an unregenerate graceless soul: there is disorder, confusion, and every evil work; it is empty of all good, for it is without God; it is dark, it is darkness itself. This is our condition by nature, till almighty grace effects a blessed change.

The Spirit of God was the first mover: He moved upon the face of the waters. When we consider the earth without form and void, methinks it is like the valley full of dead and dry bones. Can these live? Can this confused mass of matter be formed into a beautiful world? Yes, if a spirit of life from God enter into it, Eze_37:9. Now there is hope concerning this thing; for the Spirit of God begins to work, and, if he work, who or what shall hinder? God is said to make the world by his Spirit, Psa_33:6; Job_26:13; and by the same mighty worker the new creation is effected.

The first four days, God brings light and order out of darkness and confusion: light, the first day; the expanse as a scene of heavenly power over the earth, the second day; then He divided what was formed and orderly, on the one hand, from the moving powerful but shapeless mass of waters, on the other, and then ornamented the ordered habitable scene with beauty and fruitfulness on the third. The symbols of directing power were set visibly in their places on the fourth.

Is God recreating the walk of Man in the Spirit just as He did with days of creation?

God is still working with beings measured by time as stated in John 5:17 where Jesus said “But Jesus answered them, My Father works until now, and I work.”

“According as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love.”– Eph_1:4.

Ibelieve the creation story sumises the love of God for mankind through His Son Jesus who died for mankind and the creation of new Man in the image of God

The heart of Man without Jesus is shapeless, useless, without inhabitants, without ornaments, the shadow or rough draught of things to come, and not the image of God just like the world was before creation. The heart of Man before being born again is dark without form and void as addressed by Jereimiah whereby sin reduced the earth to confusion and emptyness. This is the same condition of the heart of Man without God as it is filled with confusion and emptyness.

When God sent His Word for salvation of Mankind there was light in the heart of Man just like in Genesis 1 where the bible says ” God said, Let light be! And there was light” . Man received the light which is Jesus Christ as stated in John 1:4-5 “for in Him was life and the life was the light of men, and the light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not comprehend it “and darkness was seperated from the heart of Man. This is also stated in ( John 1:8-9″ he (john) was not the Light but was sent to bear witness of the Light, that was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world”) And because those who received Him recieved the light therefore are called to be the light of the world.

Then next thing God did was that He seperated the waters on the second day and created the heavens and the earth. In Pro 20:27 the bible says The spirit of man is the lamp of Jehovah, searching all the inward parts of the heart.The spirit of Man is the lamp where the oil which is the Spirit of God is poured in the heart of Man. This spirit of Man is the abode of God just like Heaven is the abode of God. Heaven is the abode of God and just like in Heaven the Spirit of Man is the abode of God in earth and that is why after Jesus rose from the death He asked them to wait for the promise of God and as stated the first disciples did receive the Holy Spirit on the day of pentecost.

The next thing God did was And God said, Let the waters under the heavens be collected to one place, and let the dry land appear.
And it was so. And God called the dry land, Earth. And He called the collection of the waters, Seas. And God saw that it was good. And God said, Let the earth sprout tender sprouts, the plant seeding seed, the fruit tree producing fruit according to its kind, whichever seed is in it on the earth. And it was so. And the earth bore tender sprouts, the plant seeding seed according to its kind, and the fruit tree producing fruit according to its kind, whichever seed is in it. And God saw that it was good (Genesis 1:9-12)

In Gen 2:7 God formed Man out of the earth as stated here “And Jehovah God formed the man out of dust from the ground, and blew into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul”. This living soul had a body that was formed out of ground. In Psa 19:7 the bible says “The Law of Jehovah is perfect, converting the soul. The Testimony of Jehovah is sure, making the simple wise.” This living soul which is the mind is where seed which is the word of God must be planted which would produce fruits from its own kind and make the simple wise.

In Romans 12:1-2 Paul exhorts us to renew our mind “Therefore, brothers, I call on you through the compassions of God to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, pleasing to God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, in order to prove by you what is the good and pleasing and perfect will of God”When His disciples renew their mind they are transformed and thereby living in faith and correspond their renewing of their minds by producing fruit which according to Galatians 5 is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith, meekness, and self-control. Here just like God spoke and the earth bore tender sprouts and coming up to give fruit so that His disciples are to allow the Word to be planted in their hearts which would produce fruit according to its kind.

So just like in the creating of the earth and seeds sprouting up and the fruit tree producing fruit to its kind so also God is speaking to His disciples to plant the Word of God in their mind and bring fruit which is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith, meekness, and self-control.

The next thing God did was “And God said, Let luminaries be in the expanse of the heavens, to divide between the day and the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years. And let them be for luminaries in the expanse of the heavens, to give light on the earth. And it was so. And God made the two great luminaries: the great luminary to rule the day, and the small luminary and the stars to rule the night. And God set them in the expanse of the heavens, to give light on the earth, and to rule over the day and over the night; and to divide between the light and the darkness.”

Here just like the heavens His disciples are commanded to be a light as stated in Mat 5:14-16 “You are the light of the world. A city situated on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under the grain measure, but on the lampstand; and it shines for all those in the house. So let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works, and may glorify your Father in Heaven.”

In this as God is working in an individual life who produces fruit he/she becomes a light to the world and as people begin to see the good deeds and works they glorify the Father just as the stars shine, the Sun, the moonall give light to the world and glorify the Father. His people become a sign to the world to show that there is light and darkness and they should glorify the Father. Here the Christian is called to the light jsut like the Sun, Moon, and the Stars are a light to the world.

The next thing God did was “And God said, Let the waters swarm with swarmers having a soul of life; and let the birds fly over the earth, on the face of the expanse of the heavens.
And God created the great sea animals, and all that creeps, having a living soul, which swarmed the waters, according to its kind; and every bird with wing according to its kind.
And God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas; and let the birds multiply in the earth.”

In Joh 4:14 Jesus when was speaking to woman in the well and was talking about an everlasting water given to His disciples where He said “but whoever may drink of the water which I will give him will not thirst, never! But the water which I will give to him will become a fountain of water in him, springing up into everlasting life.” and also in Joh 7:38 The one believing into Me, as the Scripture said, Out of his belly will flow rivers of living water”

Here at this stage the disciples of Jesus out of them flows rivers of living water and with this the people of God are so open to men who would like to came and drink from the fountain that flows with living water.Men become springs where other people can come and drink the living water. This is where God uses His disciples to give living water to those who are thirsty and are seeking Him. For out of these people flow the Words of God that nurishes other people.

And as stated in Luk 13:19 the His disciples became like a great tree, where the birds of the heaven roosted in its branches. In that people who do not Jesus come to the people of God and seek rest and with that come to know who He is. The individual has the water that has fish where those who do not God can come and eat MEAT (Word of God). Also God created MEAT for Man both spiritually and fleshly. The Word is the meat which should be eaten anybody who is hungry and thirsty. This is the time when the individual is in the Image of God who is Jesus.

At this time after the Christian has sat on the feet of Jesus and been trained then the person is asked to fruitful and multiply just like it is stated in Genesis 1 :28 where the Bible says “God said to them, Be fruitful and multiply.”

At this place the Christian must the fruitful as God is still working in him/her.

Defeat of Sin and Death

What is sin?
Rom 14:23 “…..whatever is not of faith is sin.”

What is faith? It is described in Heb 11:1 that “Now faith is the essence of things being hoped, the evidence of things not having been seen”.
The essence of things hoped for is God our blessed assurance. Faith in simple terms says that whatever is in ones heart should march with works. Faith is the belief in God and to do whatever is in ones heart which is the Word of God which should march with works.
Faith is looking unto God and anything that looks unto other things apart from God is sin. Sin is looking unto oneself and not God. It is the placing of faith on oneself and other things and stated in (Psalm 34:5) “Those who look to Him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame”
God created us with faces that have the unique ability of reflecting to others the things that we cherish deepest in our hearts. Whatever holds your affections, and arouses your highest admiration; whatever it is that has captured your attention and become the focus of your desires — it will be seen on your face.
Some people love money, and their faces are marred with greed and avarice. Others drool after sex, and walk about with faces reddened by lust. Other love only themselves and cast forth a countenance of arrogance and contempt for others. And on and on it goes, for our world is filled with many, many faces.
Sin resided first with our Accuser who beguiled Adam into disbelieving God’s Word and as stated in Rom 5:12 …….sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, so also death passed to all men, inasmuch as all sinned. In this Adam failed to have faith in God and sin entered Man as he looked more at himself believing he could be as God knowing good and evil.
Sin resides in the heart and takes the place of faith that holds our admiration for God. Sin takes the place of God and holds our affection away from God. It arouses our admiration to ourselves and other things which do not belong to God and with that the focus drives away from God and having fully formed brings forth death.
Therefore as stated in James 1:15 ….having conceived lust brings forth sin. And sin being fully formed brings forth death.
In 1Co 15:56 the bible shows that the sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the Law.
For until the Law sin was in the world.

Therefore death reigned from Adam to Moses and the Law entered that the offence might bound but where sin abounded, grace abounded much more. Sin that it may appear sin was producing death in Man through what is good so that sin through the commandment might become exceedingly sinful.
Sin took what was good and worked lust (the desire for self and things other than God) and deceived Man and through it brought death.
Romans 8: 3-4 states that For the Law being powerless, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and concerning sin, condemned sin in the flesh, so that the righteous demand of the Law might be fulfilled in us, those not walking according to flesh, but according to Spirit

That is why Jesus came to earth to destroy sin and by His death He brought us closer to God by looking unto Him so that we can know Him. By His coming He destroyed sin as He directed people to God and sin had no power over the people as long as they looked unto Him.
That is why it said that sin cannot reside in His presence because in His nature we are bound to cherish and adore Him and like a fire He consumes sin. The more His presence is in us the more sin is revealed, judged and driven away. His presence allows us to adore Him and the more we are in presence the more we are like Him.
That is why it is celebrated that Jesus defeated death as it had no power over Him. He knew no sin as His object of desire was His Father and to do the will of the Father. And because He knew no sin He was the perfect Lamb offered for the sins of Mankind as stated in 1 peter 1:19 …as a lamb without blemish and without spot.

Sin no longer had power over those who walk in spirit (having received His Spirit and are lead by His Spirit).

Building of a Perfected Tabernacle

Why did God require another Tabernacle?

(Heb 10:1-9 For the Law had a shadow of the coming good things, not the image itself of those things. Appearing year by year with the same sacrifices, which they offer continually, they never are able to perfect the ones drawing near. Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered? Because those serving did not still have conscience of sins, having once been cleansed. But in these there is a remembrance of sins year by year, for it is not possible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. For this reason, coming into the world, He says, “Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but You prepared a body for Me. You did not delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices concerning sins.” “Then I said, Lo, I come, in the heading of the Book it was written concerning Me, to do Your will, O God.” LXX-Psa. 39:7 -9; MT-Psa. 40:6 -8 Above, saying, “You did not desire nor were pleased with sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and sacrifices concerning sins,” (which are offered according to the Law), then He said, “Lo, I come to do Your will, O God.” He takes away the first in order that He may set up the second)

The law was a shadow of things to come for it is and was not possible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins, for the Lord did not desire nor was pleased with sacrifice and burnt offerings and sacrifices concerning sins which were offered according to the Law.

It should also be noted that the first tabernacle is and was a pattern of and shadow of heavenly things as Moses was divinely warned, being about to make the tabernacle: For He says, “See that you make all things according to the pattern being shown to you in the mount.” Exodus 25:40)

For God did say “Behold, days are coming, says the Lord, and I will make an end on the house of Israel and on the house of Judah; a new covenant shall be, not according to the covenant which I made with their fathers in the day of My taking hold of their hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they did not continue in My covenant, and I did not regard them, says the Lord. Because this is the covenant which I will covenant with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord, giving My Laws into their mind, and I will write them on their hearts, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people”

The LORD had to take away the first covenant in order that He may set up the second. The second covenant was through His Son our Lord Jesus Christ and by which believers are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. He did not need to go yearly as the earthly priest but once for all the blood become a sure and perfect offering for the sins of men. The blood of Christ (who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God), therefore purified believers conscience from dead works, so that they could serve the living God. Thereby as promised through the prophets His commandments were imprinted in believer’s hearts.

Again it should be noted that as God talked about a new covenant He also talked about a new tabernacle and this can be seen as prophesied in Zechariah 6:12-13 where the prophet stated that the BRANCH shall build the temple of Jehovah. He would bear the majesty, and sit and rule on the throne of God. And He shall be a priest on Gods throne.

Already God had declared that that the Branch would be a priest to the age according to the order of Melchizedek.” Psa. 110:4 which was perfected by an oath and by so much Jesus has become surety of a better covenant and with that we have such a High Priest, who sat down on the right of the throne of the Majesty in Heaven, Psa. 110:1

Building of the new sanctuary was also confirmed by Jesus in John 2:14-19 where it states that And He found those selling oxen and sheep and doves in the temple, and the money changers sitting. And making a whip out of ropes, He threw all out of the temple, both the sheep, and the oxen, and the money changers, pouring out the money and overturning the tables. And to the ones selling the doves, He said, Take these things from here! Do not make My Father’s house a house of merchandise. And His disciples remembered that it was written, “The zeal of Your house has consumed Me.” Psa. 69:9 Then the Jews answered and said to Him, What sign do You show to us, since You do these things? Jesus said to them, Destroy this sanctuary, and in three days I will raise it up.

Jesus was saying that after His death and the setting up of a new covenant He would destroy the earthly sanctuary and in three days raise a perfected sanctuary.

Hebrew 8:1-5 Now a summary over the things being said: We have such a High Priest, who sat down on the right of the throne of the Majesty in Heaven, Psa. 110:1 Minister of the Holy of Holies, and of the true tabernacle which the Lord pitched, and not man. For every high priest is set in place to offer both gifts and sacrifices; from which it is necessary for this One also to have something which He may offer. For if indeed He were on earth, He would not even be a priest, there being those priests offering gifts according to the Law, who serve the pattern of and shadow of heavenly things, even as Moses was divinely warned, being about to make the tabernacle: For He says, “See that you make all things according to the pattern being shown to you in the mount.” Exodus 25:40

Therefore God established a perfect tabernacle which the Lord himself built and not man.

Heb 9:11-12 But Christ having appeared as a High Priest of the coming good things, through the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation, nor through the blood of goats and of calves, but through His own blood, He entered once for all into the Holy of Holies, having procured everlasting redemption.

What is this perfected tabernacle?

(Rom 6:3-11 Or are you ignorant that all who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore, we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, so also we should walk in newness of life. For if we have been joined together in the likeness of His death, so also shall we be in the resurrection, knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be nullified, so that we no longer serve sin. For the one that died has been justified from sin. But if we died with Christ, we believe that also we shall live with Him, knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dies no more; death no longer lords it over Him .For in that He died, He died to sin once for all; but in that He lives, He lives to God. So also you count yourselves to be truly dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord)

God having established a new covenant, Paul says that if we believed in Christ we died with Him, and believes that we shall live with Him, knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dies no more, So we should count ourselves to be truly dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Paul later tells us in Rom 13:13-14 that Let us walk becomingly, as in the day, not in carousings and drunkennesses, not in co-habitation and lustful acts, not in fighting and envy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not make forethought of the flesh, for its lusts.

Paul again tells us in Eph 4:9-16 Christ gave some to be apostles; and some prophets; and some evangelists; and some pastors and teachers; with a view to the perfecting of the saints for the work of the ministry, for the building up of the body of Christ, ….., we may grow up into Him in all things, who is the Head, the Christ, from whom all the body, having been fitted and compacted together through every assisting bond, according to the effectual working of one measure in each part, produces the growth of the body to the building up of itself in love.

Again in Eph 2: 19-22 Paul says that believers are no longer strangers and tenants, but are fellow citizens of the saints and of the family of God, being built up on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the cornerstone, in whom all the building being fitted together grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

This dwelling is the perfected tabernacle of God, in whom all the building being fitted together grows into a holy temple in the Lord.

Paul said in 2Co 5:1-4 that For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle is taken down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in Heaven. For also in this we groan, greatly desiring to be clothed with our dwelling place out of Heaven, if indeed in being clothed, we shall not be found naked. For indeed, being in the tabernacle, we groan, having been weighted down, inasmuch as we do not wish to be unclothed, but to be clothed, so that the mortal may be swallowed up by the life.

Basically Paul is saying that this earthly tabernacle (1Co 6:19 do you not know that your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit in you, which you have from God, and you are not of yourselves?) will be taken down as we believers have a building from God a house not made with hands, eternal in Heaven.

The Church is the body of Christ and is called to be the building blocks of the Lords Temple. The saints are called to be clothed with Jesus and to be in the image of Christ. Being clothed with Christ they become Christ-like and thereby become the perfect tabernacle of Christ. Unless a believer becomes the image of Christ he cannot be the body of Christ or the building blocks of the Lords Temple. To be one with the body of Christ the believer must fit into Christ Body.

This dwelling of God is rightly said to be Jesus Christ who is eternal in heaven. The perfect tabernacle is Jesus Christ.

That is why in a parable Jesus talks about Kingdom of God as a wedding feast prepared for his son by a king.

Matt 22:1-14

“And answering, Jesus again spoke to them in parables, saying: The kingdom of Heaven is compared to a man, a king, who made a wedding feast for his son. And he sent his slaves to call those being invited to the wedding feast, but they did not desire to come. Again, he sent other slaves, saying, Tell the ones invited, Behold, I have prepared my supper; my oxen, and the fatlings are killed, and all things ready; come to the wedding feast. But not caring they went away, one to his own field, and one to his trading. And the rest, seizing his slaves, insulted and killed them. And hearing, the king became angry. And sending his armies, he destroyed those murderers and burned their city. Then he said to his slaves, Indeed, the wedding feast is ready, but those invited were not worthy. Then go onto the exits of the highways and call to the wedding feast as many as you may find. And going out into the highways, those slaves gathered all, as many as they found, both evil and good. And the wedding feast was filled with reclining guests. And the king coming in to look over those reclining, he saw a man there not having been dressed in a wedding garment. And he said to him, Friend, how did you come in here, not having a wedding garment? But he was speechless. Then the king said to the servants, Binding his feet and hands, take him away and throw him out into the outer darkness. There shall be weeping and gnashing of the teeth. For many are called, but few chosen. “

Basically what Jesus is and was saying is that for one to attend His feast the believer must be clothed with a wedding garment and that garment as Paul said is being clothed with Jesus and this can also be seen in Rev 3:5 “The one overcoming, this one shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not at all blot his name out of the Book of Life; and I will acknowledge his name before My Father, and before His angels.

The Perfected Tabernacle is JESUS CHRIST.

Deception be Warned

Jesus the Son of God warned His disciples in Matt 24: 4-5, 11-12 And answering, Jesus said to them, see that not any leads you astray. For many will come in My name, saying, I am the Christ. And they will cause many to be led astray…… And many false prophets will be raised and will cause many to err. And because lawlessness shall have been multiplied, the love of the many will grow cold.

This was also confirmed in 2Co 11:3 wherein Paul wrote to Corinthians saying that but I fear lest by any means, as the serpent deceived Eve in his craftiness, so your thoughts should be corrupted from the purity which is due to Christ.

False apostles at that time were proclaiming another Jesus and a different gospel that Paul had not proclaimed. He indeed was referring that the first person to be deceived was Eve and as stated in 1Ti 2:13-14 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived has come to be in transgression.

The Corinthian Church was receiving and heeding calls from false Apostles who were preaching another Gospel. These false apostles were deceitful workmen masquerading as apostles of Christ. They boasted as in the way of the world so that they could take authority over the Church.

Please remember that as stated in 1John 2:15-16 Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him, because all that which is in the world: the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

These Lust of the flesh, eyes and pride of life is what Eve was deceived of as stated in Genesis Gen 3:1-6 And the serpent was cunning above every animal of the field which Jehovah God had made. And he said to the woman, Is it true that God has said, You shall not eat from any tree of the garden? And the woman said to the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden, but of the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden, God has said, You shall not eat of it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die. And the serpent said to the woman, Dying you shall not die, for God knows that in the day you eat of it, even your eyes shall be opened, and you shall be as God, knowing good and evil. And the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and the tree was desirable to make one wise. And she took of its fruit and ate; and she also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.

The serpent deceived the woman and she saw that the tree was good for food, (lust of flesh) and that it was pleasant to the eyes(lust of eyes), and the tree was desirable to make one wise(the pride of life).

The serpent deceived Eve in his craftiness, so that her thoughts should be corrupted from the purity which was due to God and brought in sin to reside in the heart and take the place of God. This aroused admiration to herself and other things which do not belong to God.
This sin holds people affections, and arouses people highest admiration; and captures attention and become the focus of people desires away from the purity of Christ.

What Christ was saying is and was that anything that captures your attention and becomes your focus away from Christ is dangerous. Jesus of Nazareth is saying that beware it is easy to be lead away just as Adam and Eve who were in the presence of God were deceived.

What Jesus of Nazareth is and was saying is that one’s Christian life should be Christ centered as He stated in John 15: 4 Remain in me and I will remain in you, no branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.

Anything that will lead you away from Christ is sin and anything that shall pretend to be like of Christ and is not Christ centered is deception.

The bible has warned us to be careful with deceitful things.

One which is our heart where Jeremiah 17:9 says the heart is deceitful above all things, and it is incurable; who can know it?

And riches where Mark 4:19 and the cares of this age, And the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts about other things entering in, they choke the Word, and it becomes unfruitful.

The HEART

Jeremiah in 17:9 says the heart is deceitful above all things, and it is incurable; who can know it?

In Deuteronomy 4:9 God says that only, be on guard for yourself and keep your soul carefully, that you do not forget the things which your eyes have seen; and that they not depart from your heart all the days of your life. And you shall make them known to your sons, and to your sons’ sons.

In Deuteronomy 10:12-16 God did tell Israel that And now, Israel, what has Jehovah your God asked of you, except to fear Jehovah your God, to walk in all His ways, and to love Him, and to serve Jehovah your God with all your heart, and with all your soul; to keep the commandments of Jehovah, and His statutes which I am commanding you today, for your good. Behold, the heavens and the Heaven of the heavens, the earth and all in it, belong to Jehovah your God. Only, Jehovah has delighted in your fathers, to love them; and He chose their seed after them, on you out of all the peoples, as it is today. And you shall circumcise the foreskin of your heart, and you shall not harden your neck any more.

God did warn the Israelites through Moses in Deuteronomy 11:16 that Take heed to yourselves, that your heart not be deceived, and you turn aside and serve other gods, and bow down to them; for in Proverbs 4:23 Solomon did says keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life.

Again in Deuteronomy 29:18-20 Moses did warn the Israelites that there not be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turns away today from Jehovah our God, to go and serve the gods of these nations; lest there should be among you today a root that bears gall and wormwood; and it happens when he hears the words of this curse, that he should bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, even though I walk in the stubbornness of my heart, to snatch away the drunken with the thirsty. Jehovah will not be willing to forgive him, for then Jehovah’s anger and His zeal shall smoke, and His zeal shall be against that man, and all the curses written in this book shall lie upon him. And Jehovah shall blot out his name from under the heavens.

Basically what God is saying is that do not let your heart turn away from God to go and serve other gods and bless himself in his heart saying I will have peace in though walking in stubbornness of heart; for Jehovah will not be willing to forgive him, for then Jehovah’s anger and His zeal shall smoke, and His zeal shall be against that man, and all the curses written in the bible shall lie upon him. And Jehovah shall blot out his name from under the heavens.

What Jesus is and was saying is that let no man lead you heart astray by saying you can serve the world and be at peace with God though walking in stubbornness of heart.

Simply do not be deceived. What is important is to examine your heart always and be rooted in Christ and ask God to show you your heart so that you can walk perfect before Him.

We are all deceived by our own hearts but there is one who is not easily deceived and that one is Jesus who is our hope.

RICHES

In the Gospels Jesus just got to tell about a parable concerning the hearing of the Word of God as stated in Matthew 13:19-22 where it says Everyone hearing the Word of the kingdom, and not understanding, then the evil one comes and catches away that which was sown in his heart. This is that sown by the roadside. And that sown on the stony places is this: the one hearing the Word, and immediately receiving it with joy, but has no root in himself, but is temporary, and tribulation, or persecution occurring because of the Word, he is at once offended. And that sown into the thorn bushes is this: the one hearing the Word, and the anxiety of this age, and the deceit of riches, choke the Word, and it becomes unfruitful. But that sown on the good ground is this: the one hearing the Word, and understanding it, who indeed bears and yields fruit, one truly a hundredfold, and one sixty, and one thirty.

Jesus says that the seed sown into the thorn bushes is this: the one hearing the Word, and the anxiety of this age, and the deceit of riches, choke the Word, and it becomes unfruitful.

Please note that anxiety relates to Luke 12; 28-31 where Jesus said But if God so dresses the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much rather you, little-faiths? And you, do not seek what you shall eat, or what you shall drink, and stop being in anxiety. For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need these things. But seek the kingdom of God and all these things will be added to you.

This anxiety is by those who do not have anything and are seeking the things of the world are worried and thereby choke the Word.

Also note that those who already have the riches are deceived by it that they can seek God and Mammon but you will realize that Jesus said In Luke 16:13 that No servant is able to serve two lords; for either he will hate the one, and he will love the other; or he will cling to one, and he will despise the other. You are unable to serve God and mammon.

Basically what Jesus is saying is that as stated in Matthew 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal. But treasure up for you treasures in Heaven, where neither moth nor rust cause to perish, and where thieves do not dig through and steal.

Which is added by John by saying do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him, because all that which is in the world: the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

The love of the Father is in Him who lives in Christ. In John 14:21 Jesus said He that has My commandments and keeps them, it is that one who loves Me; and the one that loves Me shall be loved by My Father, and I shall love him and will reveal Myself to him.

Jesus is saying Seek first the Kingdom of God and righteousness and all these things shall be added to you. These things are the needs of man which the Lord is saying that I know that you need these things but man must live by the word of God and these needs shall be taken care of by the Lord for He knows what we need.

We are called to esteem God above all things and to do things to the glory of God. Riches are but a snare that drives man away from God. God knows that you need these things so He asking please do not seek riches but seek the Lord for in Him there are all things.

The desire of God is for man to seek Him and to go after Him diligently seeking Him. Not desiring to be rich but desiring to know Him.

Riches as stated in bible are deceptive as they make you to seek the things of the world and yet forget about the Father. Riches will doom you. Seek God and all these things will be given to you. Rise up and follow God and be His soldier who willing will abandon even riches to serve Him, willing to give everything to God and not only ten percent.

Riches will deny you from seeing who God is if you seek after it. Seek God and diligently seek Him. Love Him more than anything, desire to do His will. Make yourself a slave to God not a slave to riches. Serve God and diligently discipline yourself for godliness.

Constantly work your salvation and seek Him daily. Take steps to follow God. Only Him and that is Love.
Riches will drive you away from God and be careful that you don’t fall away for Riches will deceitfully take the place of God in your heart.

Clothed with the His Garment

In Gen 2:25 the Bible says that Adam and Eve were both naked, the man and his wife, and they were not ashamed.
Wait the Bible says Adam and Eve were both naked and did not feel ashamed why? It should be noted that there focus was on God and they did not seek to look unto themselves to know the state of the affairs.
Rightly this can be said that they had faith in God in that they looked unto God and as stated in (Psalm 34:5) “Those who look to Him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame”
Now let’s look at this verse those who look to Him are radiant their faces never covered with shame. You have to remember that our God is covered with His Glory and as stated in 1Peter 4:14 If you are reviled in the name of Christ, you are blessed, because “the Spirit of God and of glory rests on you.” Truly, according to them, He is blasphemed; but according to you, He is glorified. Isa. 11:2.
If we look unto Him and be with Him our body will become radiant and the Spirit of God and His Glory will rest on us therefore we are never covered with shame. So it can be said that Adam and Eve were not ashamed because they were covered with the Spirit of God and of glory.
When the serpent came and deceived Eve as stated in Gen 3:6-7 And the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and the tree was desirable to make one wise. And she took of its fruit and ate; and she also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. And the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed leaves of the fig tree, and made girdles for themselves.
Sin resided first with our Accuser who beguiled Adam into disbelieving God’s Word and as stated in Rom 5:12 …….sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, so also death passed to all men, inasmuch as all sinned. In this Adam failed to have faith in God and sin entered Man as he looked more at himself believing he could be as God knowing good and evil.
Basically sin entered into their hearts they were covered with shame and that is why immediately they recognized they were naked they sewed leaves of the fig tree, and made girdles for themselves.

Sin took the place with the Spirit of God and His glory and covered mankind with shame.
Oh, Oh, man looked awful, and as stated in Genesis 3: 21 And Jehovah God made coats of skin for the man and his wife, and clothed them. This meant that God sacrificed an animal that provided Adam and Eve coats to cover them so that they could be clothed. They had to be an animal that had to die for their sake so that they could be covered with clothing.
God later instituted the Law by which appearing year by year with the same sacrifices, were offered continually for the sins of Israel ,but still there was still a remembrance of sins year by year, for it is was not possible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.
For in Psalms 40:6-8 The psalmist says “You did not desire nor were pleased with sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and sacrifices concerning sins,” (which are offered according to the Law), then He said, “Lo, I come, in the heading of the Book it was written concerning Me, to do Your will, O God.”
This as stated by Paul (Heb 10:1-9) was concerning Christ as He offered Himself to be sacrifice that would be offered for the sins of mankind. Oh that you may see love of God that is in Christ Jesus.
Christ did come and died for the sins of mankind and by that His death He brought us closer to God by looking unto Him so that we can know Him. By His coming He destroyed sin as He directed people to God and sin had no power over the people as long as they looked unto Him. For God was in Him and Him in God.
That is why it said that sin cannot reside in His presence because in His nature we are bound to cherish and adore Him and like a fire He consumes sin. The more His presence is in us the more sin is revealed, judged and driven away. His presence allows us to adore Him and the more we are in presence the more we are like Him. The more we are like Him the more our faces become radiant and covered with Spirit of God and His glory.
That is why it is celebrated that Jesus defeated death as it had no power over Him. He knew no sin as His object of desire was His Father and to do the will of the Father. And because He knew no sin He was the perfect Lamb offered for the sins of Mankind as stated in 1 peter 1:19 …as a lamb without blemish and without spot.

Man again was now was and is walking with God as Adam and Eve walked with God in the cool of the day covered with blood of Jesus Christ and clothed with Jesus who is His Glory.
Be clothed with Jesus as stated in Romans 13:14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not make forethought of the flesh, for its lusts.

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