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0172 - SURVIVAL!

0172 - SURVIVAL!

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"SURVIVAL!"--MO--From Moses with Love!June, 1972NO.172--GP
Copyrighted June 1972 by The Children of GodP.O. Box 31, London WC2E 7LX, England or BP 752, 751423 Paris, Cedex 03, France
THE TRUE STORY OF "MOSES" AND THE "CHILDREN OF GOD",
original Founders and
Leaders of the JesusRevolution,
told for the first time
by "MO" himself,
author of the now famous "
secret MO Letters"!--
Their history,cause, beliefs, enemies, answers, secrets and warnings!To our own Dear Loved Ones, Family, Friends, Associates, Co-Workers, Helpers, Parents, Grandparents, and even Strangersand Enemies of The Children of God:
INTRODUCTION AND MO'S REASONS FOR DESIRING TO REMAIN UNKNOWN.
Dearly Beloved in the Lord: Greetings in Jesus' precious name! It has been a long time since some of you haveheard from me directly, personally, and most of you have never heard from me before, although many of you may haveheard about me, either through your own children or friends or even from enemies who have given us widespread publicityduring the past few months!
2. IT HAS BEEN OUR OWN PERSONAL DESIRE TO REMAIN UNKNOWN
in person and in name to theworld at large, and known only in the Spirit by our fatherly counsel in the form of our letters and writings to our ownchildren, now known as the Children of God. We have felt it better to remain anonymous in this way as long as possible inorder that we might fulfill the words of the great and courageous St. John, predecessor and introducer of our Lord JesusChrist, when he said, "He must increase, but I must decrease!"--John 3:30.
3. IT WAS MY OWN PERSONAL PREFERENCE TO REMAIN AS UNKNOWN AS POSSIBLE,
and that personal knowledge of me and personal acquaintance and contact with me should decrease as much as possible in order thatwe might glorify our Lord the more, and encourage our children the more, that He is with them even when I am not, in order that they might
learn to depend more on Him rather that on me, as this is their only hope of survival,
of which we'regoing to speak more later in this letter.
4. WE HAVE ALSO SEEN MANY GREAT MEN OF GOD AND THEIR MINISTRY DESTROYEDTHROUGH TOO MUCH EXALTATION
by either their followers or the general public. It has therefore been our  personal desire to minimize the possibilities of such glorification of the cult of the personality and to virtually eliminate it if  possible by remaining almost unknown, both in name and in person, in order that we might say indeed:
"To God be all theGlory!"5. IT HAS ALSO BEEN OUR FEELING THAT, IF ANY CREDIT WERE TO BE GIVEN AT ALL BYOTHERS AND OUTSIDERS, IT SHOULD NOT ONLY BE GIVEN TO THE LORD BUT TO THE CHILDRENTHEMSELVES,
if to any, for it is they who by the help of God have done such a marvelous work in the world today inhelping to rescue the youth of their 
own
generation from the evils of their time: Godlessness, unbelief, confusion, paganism,drugs, violence, crime, and anarchy!--as well as shame, death, and despair!
GOD'S ANSWER TO TODAY'S PROBLEMS AND AN EXPLANATION OF SALVATION!6. THE ANSWER TO ALL OF THEIR PROBLEMS HAS, AS USUAL AND AS ALWAYS IN EVERY AGEAND EVERY GENERATION, BEEN A VERY SIMPLE ONE: LOVE!--
True Love, the Love of God and the love of their fellowman!--The Spirit of God's divine Love which helps us all to fulfill His Great Commandment to love oneanother! Jesus said the greatest commandments in the Mosaic Law were
first to love God and then to love thy neighbor
as thyself! Herein, He said, are all the Law and all the Prophets, or as Solomon said, herein is the whole duty of man: to loveGod and to keep his Commandments! Herein is the Children's Salvation and Message!
7. GOD'S ANSWER TO THE PROBLEMS OF TODAY AS WELL AS TO THE PROBLEMS OF THEPAST HAS ALWAYS BEEN SO SIMPLE,
so childlike, so easy that many could not even believe it!--That
the simpleLove of God and each other could solve all of our problems!
But that is still God's solution for 
today,
even in such acomplex and confused and highly complicated society as that of the world of today! It's still just that simple: If we loveGod, we can love each other, and even respect ourselves as His Creation! We can then follow His rules of life, liberty, and
 
the possession of happiness, and all will be well and happy in Him!
8. THE WHOLE IDEA IS SO SIMPLE AND SO CHILDLIKE THAT JESUS HIMSELF SAID THAT YOUMUST BECOME AS A LITTLE CHILD
to enter His spiritual Kingdom of joy and happiness, a blissful state of mind andspirit and even physical and material well-being--the spiritual Kingdom of God on earth! In fact, He told a learned Doctor of the Law, "Except ye become as a little child, ye shall in no wise enter into the Kingdom of Heaven!" He even said, "Excepta man be born again, he cannot even see or understand the Kingdom of God!"
9. THIS, OF COURSE, WAS QUITE AND ENIGMA TO THIS OBVIOUSLY LEARNED AND LITERARYOLD GENTLEMAN,
a "rabbi of Israel" to whom Jesus was speaking. To this very well educated teacher of the Law,Salvation was apparently in knowledge and great education and the wisdom of the ancients, such as the Torah and theTalmud. But here Jesus was telling him very simply, as our Children sing in their very popular theme song around theworld:
"You Gotta be a Baby to go to Heaven!"10. IN OTHER WORDS, YOU MUST ACCEPT GOD'S SIMPLE AND UNCOMPLICATED,UNADULTERATED, UNEDUCATED LOVE AND TRUTH AS THE WORD OF YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER TOHIS LITTLE CHILD--YOU!--
and through the acceptance of this Good News of 
His Love as manifested in His Son,Jesus Christ.11. THAT THIS SIMPLE CHILDLIKE TRUTH WAS VERY DIFFICULT FOR THIS OVER-EDUCATEDRABBI TO UNDERSTAND WAS OBVIOUS FROM HIS REACTION
and overly-literal interpretation, wondering if Jesus was speaking of some kind of physical miracle of material rebirth. But Jesus quickly explained that he was notspeaking of a physical rebirth from a fleshly bag of water, but
a spiritual rebirth of man's spirit
and spiritual attitudes performed by a supernatural miracle of the Spirit of God Himself!--the gift of a new spiritual heart, so to speak, from theLord.
12. WHAT JESUS WAS DOING BY THIS WAS MAKING IT VERY PLAIN AND SIMPLE THAT WECANNOT SAVE OURSELVES BY OUR OWN WORKS, OUR OWN GOODNESS,
even our own attempts to keepHis laws and to love Him, even our own endeavors to find and follow His truth. He was saying that
Salvation is a gift of God performed by a miraculous transformation for our lives when we accept His truth in the love of His Son Jesusby the work of God's Spirit. All we have to do is receive Him,
and His Spirit in us will then cause us to do the humanlyimpossible:
Love God and man!13. "FOR BY GRACE ARE YE SAVED THROUGH FAITH; AND THAT NOT OF YOURSELVES: IT ISTHE GIFT OF GOD!--
 Not of works, lest any man should boast! For we are
His
workmanship!"--Ephesians 2:8,9. So
youcannot save yourself no matter how good you try to be.
You can't be good enough, you can't be perfect enough to earnmerit or deserve the Heavenly perfection of His own holy Salvation by His own Grace, Love and Mercy!
14. "FOR ALL WE LIKE SHEEP HAVE GONE ASTRAY!
We have turned every one to his own way; But
God hath laid on Him (Jesus His own Son) the iniquity of us all!"
Read the rest of this 53rd Chapter of Isaiah, the OldTestament Prophet, if you want a beautiful picture of 
the Love of God as shown in His Son Jesus taking the punishment
of our own sins in Himself on the Tree! "For He was cut off out of the land of the living for the transgression of my people!... when thou shalt make His soul an offering for sin... and hath poured out His soul unto death... and he bare the sinof many!"
15. "AS MOSES LIFTED UP THE SERPENT IN THE WILDERNESS, EVEN SO MUST THE SON OFMAN BE LIFTED UP:
that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.
For God so loved theworld, that He gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlastinglife!"--John 3:14-16.
16. SALVATION IS JUST THAT SIMPLE!
All you have to do is receive Jesus, God's Son, as your Savior byasking Him into your heart!
You can do it right now, if you want God's answer to all of your problems and His loveand happiness to fill your heart and life
with joy unspeakable and full of glory with a new plan and purpose in living!He'll meet all your needs and solve all your problems! He's just that wonderful, and it's all just that simple! Why not tryHim?
17. AS I USED TO TELL MY OWN NATURAL CHILDREN WHEN THEY WERE LITTLE: "God is ourgreat Father in Heaven and we are His children
on earth. We've all been naughty and deserve a spanking, haven't we?--
 
But
Jesus, our Big Brother,
loved us and the Father so much that He knew the spanking would hurt us both, so he offeredto take it for us! So God let Him and promised to forgive us if we would love and thank Jesus for it and let his Spirit live inour hearts and lives from now on and obey His Word by letting Him love others through us." It's that simple!
18. THEN I WOULD LEAD THEM IN A SIMPLE CHILDLIKE PRAYER,
and you can pray it with us if youwish: "Dear Lord, please
forgive me
for being bad and naughty and deserving a good spanking!
Thank You
so much for sending Jesus, Your Son, to take my spanking for me.
I now receive Him as my Savior
and as Your Son and
ask You tocome into my heart
and
make me be good and love You and others
by your Spirit. Help me to
read Your Word andobey it and try to help others.
In Jesus' name. Amen."
19. THIS IS THE PRAYER WE FIRST PRAYED AS A LITTLE TINY FAMILY OF SIX,
 just so simple andchildlike,
without a church or a building
or a preacher, in the quiet sanctity of our own little home, a tiny little housetrailer,
with nothing but the Word of God and His Spirit
as our Teacher!--And look how God has answered! Look how
He's helped my children to help your children
and the children of others to become
God's Children--Our Children--Yours and Mine and God's!
Hallelujah!
THE MIRACULOUS CHANGE OF SPIRITUAL REBIRTH.20. GOD BLESS YOU FOR BEING WILLING TO YIELD YOUR CHILDREN TO HIM FOR GOD'SUSE, THAT HE MIGHT HELP THEM TO HELP OTHERS
and in so doing give you and us both many more childrenin His Spirit for His Kingdom! This has made both Him and them very happy, as well as bring joy and happiness and Hiswonderful Salvation and Love to many, many others!
How thankful you should be for them and how proud
you should be of them for their self-sacrificial love and service in saving multitudes of other young people by helping them to find theLord and showing them the joy of a life of service for others! Thank God! May you
never regret your own personalsacrifice in letting them go for God!21. WE REALIZE THAT MANY OF YOU MAY HAVE MISUNDERSTOOD THIS INSTANTANEOUS,MIRACULOUS, AND SUPERNATURAL CHANGE
of mind, heart, and life which occurs by the power of God's Spiritin this spiritual
transformation which God calls being born again, or a spiritual rebirth,
it is such a drastic change!Some of you have even been misled to believe that because of this sudden change and desire to live an entirely differentkind of life that your children must surely have been drugged, hypnotized, brainwashed, kidnapped, or imprisoned, or theywould not have so suddenly and somewhat dramatically left home, loved ones, school or job and entered upon such anentirely new and different kind of life!
22. HOWEVER, IF YOU WILL RECALL SOME OF THE BIBLE STORIES YOU MAY HAVE HEARDABOUT SOME OF THE INSTANTANEOUS TRANSFORMATIONS
of life, mind, and heart which befell some of God's greatest characters at some crisis time by the power of God's Spirit such as Abraham, Moses, David, Isaiah, Jeremiah,Daniel, some of the folks Jesus Himself called or healed, and his own Apostles, as well as many other men of Godthroughout history, you will realize that
this is actually nothing new, but something which God has been doingthroughout the ages
in the lives of men!
23. SOMETIMES IT HAPPENS SO SUDDENLY AND SO COMPLETELY AND THERE IS SUCH ADRASTIC CHANGE THAT IT CAN BE VERY DRAMATIC AND MUCH MISUNDERSTOOD!
Many have even been thought, like the Apostle Paul, to have suddenly gone mad, or "driven crazy by religion", there has been such a suddenchange in their lives and their way of thinking, speaking, and living! Their whole attitude toward life and others haschanged, and changed so suddenly that their friends, loved ones, or others have thought them to have suddenly had sometraumatic psychological experience which has made such a personality change as to make them seem even schizophrenic!--and in need of psychiatric care!
24. SOME HAVE EVEN GONE SO FAR AS TO HAVE HAD THEIR OWN LOVED ONES PLACEDUNDER A DOCTOR'S CARE OR IN A MENTAL INSTITUTION
for observation to try to find out what's happened tothem to make them such a different person! But let me remind you and reassure you that
this has been a very commonmiracle of God throughout history!
Jesus called it
being born again
of His Spirit, and Paul called it the new birth inwhich "
old
things are passed away and all things are become
new"
and "ye are become
new creatures
in Christ Jesus"! TheBible calls it
"putting off the old man and putting on the new"
and it is often such a remarkable transformation and
actual personality change
that God's Word often likens it to the
death and burial of the old and a resurrection of thenew to an entirely new
life and way of living!

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