Messages from the Lord. Pt.5.

Contents; Judging and Offending.. Loving Israel. Faith, what is it? A Church by any other name? Catholicism Superiority? When we speak of Faith. The beginning of Sorrows. There and Back. Confidence. What is the Bible? Pt1.- 3. New wine into Old Bottles. Feeding the Beast. How to receive from God. Suffering for the Church. Set your House in Order. Praising God on the wrong side of the river. Being Born again. Windows of Joy, From the Cross to Victory. Blessed are.

Judging and Offending. We are a peculiar people, the people of earth. We strive for everything from power to wealth. Sometimes we see ourselves as super human, with the ability to leap tall buildings with a single bound, but some times we can't even open a jar without help. Many people, even Christians, don't realize that, there will be others that will judge, and others, that will offend. Offenses come in many different varieties and forms. Some times they are subtitle, and sometimes, they are direct, and hurtful. Many times Christians will become offended, by the world, which according to Scripture, bring about drastic measures to come down upon them by God, as punishment for hurting one of His Children, but also offenses will come from the word of God. Many Christians are still carnal minded, not truly understanding what the word actually is stating. Here is an example. I wrote an article on the Biblical teachings of the Curse of Israel. Some were offended and desired me to retract what I had written. I refused, and they became offended even further. I cannot change what the Bible states as fact. Jesus was sent to the House of Israel first. They rejected Him and the gentiles accepted Him. This is Bible. I cannot change that. Here is part of the message I have written called The Curse of Israel pt.1.; Mal 3:9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. Gal 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. Pro 1:23-31; Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you. Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity( destruction; the King James Version); (5) the devastation of war (Jer.46:21 (6) adversities of any kind (Pro.27:10).); I will mock when

your fear cometh;. As you can see, God had established many curses upon His own people for their rejection of His Laws. But this curse shall be lifted from them at the end of days, when they accept Jesus as Christ. The world(Carnal man, 1st Adam.) Matthew 18:6-7; But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe unto the world because of offenses! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh! For an unbeliever to offend one of the Lords Children is common today. Christians, all around the world are persecuted, hated, offended, and murdered, for no other reason than that they believe in Jesus Christ, as the Son of God. Many people offend a Christian, because of the way we think, act, and testify of the Lord Christ. Our actions are different than the world. We do not do what they desire us to do. We do not commit adultery, run around the streets, drunk, on drugs, committing riotous acts, as they do. 1st Peter 4:3-5; For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you: Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead. This is the way the world desires us to act. We cannot commit willful sin, we cannot accept any sin, no matter who they are, being, children, friend, family nor fine neighbor. Life is precious, but it is not the end. We are commanded by Christ, who is the head of all things concerning the church, to be separate from the acts of the world. Romans 13:12-14; The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering(Wanton, lewd, immodest behavior.) and wantonness, (lasciviousness.)(The softness, delicacy and weakness in men, which are characteristic of the female sex, but which in males are deemed a reproach;

unmanly delicacy; womanish softness or weakness. Voluptuousness; indulgence in unmanly pleasures; not in strife and envying.) (Webster.) But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof. We are hated because we stand up for the commandments of God. We cannot be partaker of homosexuality, drunkenness, adultery, riotous living, we cannot accept this madness, that the world says, is freedom of sin to all. But we must warn them of their sin, and the consequences of they sin they commit. We are judged by the world as, trouble makers, and lyres. We are judged by the world as, dangerous people supporting Israel, and righteousness. We are called names, persecuted, and hounded, because we will not accept, the new world order, a one world religion, and the rejection of any man calling himself Father. We are hated, and judged, by the world because we will not be partaker of joint worship with the religions, that reject Christ as Lord and Savior. We cannot be married to God, and sleep with the Devil. The Christian(Carnal Minded.)(Christians are in Last Adam.) Rom 16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. This is speaking of the unruly among some Christians. Those that are trying to teach things that are contrary to sound judgment. We are commanded to avoid and mark them, and their teachings, as not Biblical. Jude 1:12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; This happens very little in today's world because of apostasy in the mainstream church world, as per Biblical prophecy. Many churches today and, yes, many pastors, are not use to being strong within the bounds of the church body. We as ministers must control those that teach within the church, and be sure of the doctrine that they teach. We must not forget the Commandment of Christ; 1Titus 5:20 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear. We also see the power given to ministers, from God, in Romans; For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if

thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Is one church better than another? No. They all have their faults, but we remove ourselves from any Church that does not teach the sound doctrine, that was delivered to us, from the Holy Spirit. We must remember that there is only, One Lord, One Faith and One Baptism. This is stated in Old Testament writings and also in the New Testament Book of Revelations. There can no longer be ministers, nor Churches, that speak evil of one another, for we are the light of the world. If we are fighting among our-self, saying that this Church is bad, or that Church is bad, then how can we all come together as Christ commanded? How can we prove to the world that, Christianity is the only way of living, that God will accept? How can we prove to the world that, Christianity is the only way of salvation and that Jesus is Lord? Mat 7:21-23; Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. None of us are immune to making mistakes. 1Co 10:12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. The key here is to learn from them and ask forgiveness. Is there hope for these hypocritical Christians? Yes. Lets read; Heb 6:6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame. Rom 14:13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way. Think about it. Ars. Loving Israel. What is your attitude towards Israel? These are some of the questions that bother people today. Why is Israel so important to the people of Christianity? Why is Israel so protected by the nations that fear God? Who are the people

of Israel to God? How do you view Zachariah 12 and 13, Jeremiah 31, and Ezekiel 37? The children of Israel are our brothers and sisters. They are the chosen of God. We are under commandment from God to Bless Israel and not Curse. To speak kindly of Israel. The times of the gentiles will end, and the restoration of Israel back to the Lord, under Jesus Christ, will begin. Jesus told us that we were the wild branch, and that Israel was the natural branch. This is explained in Romans 11:18-24; Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I (Gentile Race of People)might be grafted in. Well; because of unbelief they(Israel) were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: For if God spared not the natural branches(Israel), take heed lest he also spare not thee(Gentiles). And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graft them(Israel) in again. For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these(Israel), which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree? The Arab nations, and the gentile race of people, are one in the same. We are all the seed of Abraham. God has divided us into only two peoples, the Jew and the Gentile. The nation of Israel will be saved in one day, according to Biblical prophecy. Romans 11:18-24, gives us a great deal of insight into who we, as gentiles are, and to who Israel is, to God. The Arab nations will come to accept Israel and Jesus Christ, or they will be destroyed by God. This prophecy is not only to them, but to all gentile races of peoples around the world. Will this destruction come from physical contact(Wars) between man and man? No. The prophecy's of end day destruction of the unbelievers, and the enemies of Israel, will be accomplished, supernaturally by God. This may be a strong statement but, it is the will of God concerning Israel. God only recognizes two distinct types of people in the world, those of the Jewish House of Israel, and the Gentile race of people, of who all others are aligned together. The first man Adam(Those under sin), and the Last Man

Adam(Those that believe in Jesus.). We are called Greeks, gentiles, and no people in Scripture. In Zec 12:3 we see that the Lord stated that the House of Israel will be a burden to all nations that desire her destruction. This has been accomplished in prophecy today. As the enemies of Israel have surrounded her, and desire her destruction as a nation. The Arabs, and Muslims, want to take away the promised possessions, (Land.) that God gave them as a possession for ever, this also includes the Palestinians. For the Lord stated; And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. Jerusalem will be the capitol and the place of the throne of Jesus Christ. From there He will rule all nations with a Rod of Iron. This prophecy comes from; Rev 19:15 and Isa 11:4. Rev 19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. Isa 11:4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. Eze. 37 is the restoration of Israel to God. Once being dead to the law, and the revival to life under Jesus. In Eze 37:9, we see the returning of all Jews to the land of Israel, becoming a nation again, which many say that, the establishment of the nation of Israel came into being in 1948, fulfilling this prophecy. Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live. Jesus stated fact again when he reiterated the statement of God about the returning of the Children of Israel back to the home land; Mar 13:26-27; And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part

of heaven. Deu 30:20 That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them. Deu 30:4-5; If any of thine be driven out unto the outmost parts of heaven, from thence will the LORD thy God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee: And the LORD thy God will bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it; and he will do thee good, and multiply thee above thy fathers. (Gen.49:10) Again you say; We have our Prophets. These are the words of the Prophets of God. You say; Jesus of Nazareth was a man of God and a Prophet. Then again, Why do you not believe Him? Think about it. Eze 37:1-3; The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones, And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry. And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest. These verses also are in agreement with the statements of Christ Concerning the House of Israel, located in Matthew 23:27; Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. Isa 1:17-20; Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it. If you have noticed, down threw recorded history, Israel has never been defeated, even by the most grandest of host.

The land that God promised Moses, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, was attained by war, and conquest. For it was not Israel that fought, but the power of the Lord that fought their battles. If others had the right to this land, by God, would not God have defeated Israel, and gave the land to them? If Ishmael, was the promise Son of Abram, would not God have fought his battles, and gave the land straight way to Him, and his descendants? People look for the truth, and when they find it, sometimes they reject what is clear within their sight. This is the problem with the Arab Nations. Ishmael and Isaac are related. And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael. Gen 17:19-21; And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him. And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation. But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year. This is the word of the Lord concerning Israel. Eze 48:29 This is the land which ye shall divide by lot unto the tribes of Israel for inheritance, and these are their portions, saith the Lord GOD. (Eze_47:13-22; Num_34:2, Num_34:13; Josh. 13:1-21:45) You say, We have our prophets to guide us.&Why do you then not believe your own prophets? They speak of Israel from the beginning to the end. They speak of Israel as the chosen of God, the rightful owner of Palestine and all lands which the Lord gave them for an inheritance. Most importantly, why do you not believe God? This is just a small sample of the importance of Israel and the prophecy's of Her. I hope this was useful to you in understanding Israel and us. Ars. Overview Jer.31(TSK) Jer_31:1, The restoration of Israel; Jer_31:10, The publication thereof; Jer_31:15, Rahel mourning is comforted; Jer_31:18, Ephraim repenting is brought home again; Jer_31:22, Christ is promised;

Jer_31:27, His care over the church; Jer_31:31, His new covenant; Jer_31:35, The stability, Jer_31:38. and amplitude of the church. In Jer. 31, we again see the restoration of Israel as a people and a Nation. We also see the exact locations of her presence. Faith, what is it? I write many sermons on faith, and its benefits to all, that will believe in someone, and somethings, that they cannot see. The Bible tells us that, faith is a substance, something that we cannot see, but can feel. Faith can be held onto or released. Others can see our faith, but only by our works, weather they be good or bad. If we give to others, they see our faith, if we proclaim Jesus as Lord and Christ, others can see this also. Faith is something that must be practiced and given room to grow. The less faith that you have, the little that you can accomplish, but with great faith in the unseen Lord, you can do wonders. It takes faith to use the gifts of the spirit. It take faith also to believe in the Lord our God. This nation, and others, have lost much of their faith in the true God, for the Bible states; Without Faith, it is impossible to please God. For one can only come to God threw Faith in Jesus Christ. We must believe that God is, and is a rewarder to those that seek Him. Have the delusions and doctrines of this life confused you into believing things that are not sound in doctrine nor in truth? Have you been so disgusted by the so called religious world, that you have shipwrecked your faith, and are now wondering as a cloud upon the blue sky, with no water, nor purpose? For if a cloud brings forth no water, there is just an empty cloud. Just as many with no faith, they are empty of the spirit of God. Faith gives us direction and purpose. Faith gives us power to accomplish much in the Lord, as ambassadors of Christ. Then what is Faith? Faith is to believe that, you are much more worthy of Gods blessings than the birds of the air, the beast of the field, and the clothing of the grass.

Faith is knowing that God will feed you and cloth you in diverse situations. Faith is that, God knows when a sparrow falls and that He cares for you much more. This is stated by Jesus in Matthew 6:30; Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Faith is a substance whereby we all can approach God, as Children and not, as beggars. Faith is, the absence of fear of the world, the weather, and the demons of darkness, that fill the hearts of the unbelievers. What shall we do to stop the death of the body? Nothing, for we are in the flesh, but not of the flesh. We have a more perfect home, that was built without hands. Thou the seas may roar, the earth quakes, the people shout in anger, we still have our faith in a higher power. For when there is a great storm in our lives, there is also a great calm to follow, brought forth by the Lord. Remember what Jesus stated about faith? According to your faith be it unto you. Your presence, or dismissal, before the Lord, is dependent totally on your faith. Those that have no faith will hear, Depart from Me, Ye workers of Iniquity, I never knew you. There are levels of faith, from great to none, from strong to shipwrecked, which are you? Do you constantly worry about your food, shelter or clothing? Where is your faith? Didn't the Lord just tell you, according to your faith, let it be unto you? Faith doesn't come easy, as many believe. Many that are never in want are in the habit of not exercising their faith, so it doesn't grow. The greater faith comes from someone, who does struggle and is in need each day. They are exercising their faith day by day. Remember that Faith only grows when, 1. You ask God and 2. When you practice it. Faith; Evangelical, justifying, or saving faith, is the assent of the mind to the truth of divine revelation, on the authority of God's testimony, accompanied with a cordial assent of the will or approbation of the heart; an entire confidence or trust in God's character and declarations, and in the character and doctrines of Christ, with an unreserved surrender of the will to his guidance, and dependence on his merits for salvation. In other words, that firm belief of God's testimony, and of the truth of the gospel, which influences the will, and leads to an entire reliance on Christ for

salvation.(Webster.) Unreserved surrender of the will to his guidance, and dependence on his merits for salvation. I love this definition of faith. The total surrendering of both mind and soul, without reservation, to the will of God. Faith is the surrendering of all we think we know, to the knowledge of God, and His Son Jesus. To be acceptable to all wisdom, knowledge and understanding of things, past, present and future. For the only one who has such knowledge, has offered to all, who believe, salvation of the soul, threw the name of His Son. Faith is the acceptance of the knowledge that, without the sacrifice of Jesus and the mercies of God, all men are lost and without hope. Using faith means using Gods word, to remind Him, of its continence and His promises. This being by the commandment of Christ. Isa 43:26 Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that thou mayest be justified. This is how I pray in faith; Our Most Gracious Heavenly Father. I come to you in the name of your Son Jesus, praying, asking and Glorifying your name. Your word tells us that Satan has been defeated by the Lord and Christ. He has no more hold on those, that believe in thy word and your Son Jesus. We know Father, that in the end days we shall be taken before the courts and magistrates, because of the rich being led by Satan to cause us harm. You have always answered my prayers Father, and I ask knowing, that you still do. I have seen many wonders from your hands, and mercy. I know thy works, thy mercy and thy Glory Father. Let us all Glorify thy name for ever more from everlasting to everlasting thou art, the Lord God Almighty. According to your will, let it be done unto us, that believe. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen and Amen. For lack of faith many will, and have, perished. Deu 32:20 And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be: for they are a very froward generation, children in whom is no faith. Faith is not hope, but hope with faith, is very powerful. For even the unbelievers have hope, but their hope is not founded upon the promises of God. Their hope lies in man and self. I can do this, I can do that, I can do anything.

This is a lie and a deception on their part. How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, (For even Satan stated;) I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?(Isa 14:12-17) Remember faith is a firm belief of God's testimony, and of the truth of the gospel, which influences the will, and leads to an entire reliance on Christ for salvation. As is your faith, let it be unto you. Ars.

A Church by any other name? Catholicism Superiority? There has been many a discussion on which church is the best. This conversation has been going on for a thousand years or so. The coming together of the Christian church has been interrupted for many years. As many churches try to come together, others have tried to tear apart. I have read many an article concerning church doctrine. This article from the Catholic Pope is one that is very upsetting. Lets read, and then we will discuss what the Bible has to say. Vatican Document Reasserts Catholicism Superiority. Baptist Press September 8, 2000 "Censuring what it called the spread of 'religious relativism,' the Vatican on Tuesday instructed Roman Catholics to uphold the dogma that their church is the sole path to spiritual salvation for all humanity." The 36-page Vatican document was released at a news conference in Rome by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the principal Vatican body for defining and upholding theological tradition. Vatican officials said the document has the explicit approval of 80year-old Pope John Paul II, who has occupied the papacy for 22 years. "'Pope

Benedict XVI reasserted the primacy of the Roman Catholic Church, approving a document released Tuesday (07/10/07) that says other Christian communities are either defective or not true churches and Catholicism provides the only true path to salvation. ... The commentary repeated church teaching that says the Catholic Church 'has the fullness of the means of salvation. ... Christ established here on earth only one church,' The other communities 'cannot be called 'churches' in the proper sense' because they do not have apostolic succession ... and therefore their priestly ordinations are not valid'." Catholicism provides the only true path to salvation. When Jesus came to establish the Church, He established only one, as stated here; But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, (Heb 12:22-23.) the general assembly and church of the firstborn. Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI, had no clue to the statements that they were making. These statements are based on false doctrine and madness. Other Christian communities are either defective or not true churches If these statements were true, it would mean that the disciples, the Apostle Paul, and even Mary, the Mother of Christ, died lost. There was no Catholicism within the early Churches. If these statements were true, it would mean that all the friends of the Catholics, that are Christians out side the Catholic Doctrine, are lost, and that all peoples before, in the past 2000 years, died lost, which would include the patriarchs, Moses, Arron, Solomon, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. You can see now how foolish these statements are. They judge by their standard, and not that of common sense. The Apostle Paul had the duty to establish Churches around, what was then considered, the know world, Mesopotamia, Asia, etc. There were none set up for the doctrine of Catholicism, for it did not exist. There has only been one doctrine that was taught then, and it is the only acceptable doctrine today. Man made doctrine, and traditions, are an insult to Christ, and the Word that God delivered to us

by the Holy Spirit. Rom 16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. The Catholic hierarchy has a long history of going against Israel, and desiring the control of Jerusalem, this is also contrary to sound doctrine. For even Christ stated that He came to save the Lost House of Israel. Jerusalem belongs to the Jews, and is the Throne of Christ, it does not belong to the gentile race of people. The commentary repeated church teaching that says the Catholic Church 'has the fullness of the means of salvation. This statement is full of false doctrine.

It negates everything that Christ accomplished. Acts 2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. Salvation comes from faith in Christ and His teachings, Sacrifice and resurrection, not from a name upon a church. Was Christ lying to us, or does the statements of this article lie? Where in scripture, do these people see, that there is only one way of salvation threw the Catholicism system? Was not salvation made available to all men, threw the sacrifice of Jesus? Were not there establishments of more churches than the seven churches of Asia? Does not Christ warn of False Doctrine? Luke 6:46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? The apostate church of today and the end days, are men of false doctrine, false doctrine, and full of traditions. The Catholic church is the sole path to spiritual salvation for all humanity. "Jesus warned us of man made traditions, that offered no peace, nor salvation. He warned us not to call any man Father, for we only have one Father. Why then do these men and others, call all other Christian Churches, non Christian? Why do they tell others to follow the letter of the law, but them selves, reject the law themselves as being to restrictive? Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts; Which devour widows' houses, and for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation. (Luk 20:46-7)

Have you not read these words? If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. (1Ti 6:3-5) Think for yourself. Ars. Heb 12:23 - the general: Psa_89:7, Psa_111:1; Act_20:28; Eph_1:22, Eph_5:24-27; Col_1:24; 1Ti_3:5 the firstborn: Exo_4:22, Exo_13:2; Deu_21:17; Psa_89:27; Jer_31:9; Jam_1:18; Rev_14:4 which: Exo_32:32; Psa_69:28; Luk_10:20; Phi_4:3; Rev_13:8, Rev_20:15 written: or, enrolled God: Heb_6:10-12, Heb_9:27; Gen_18:25; Psa_50:5, Psa_50:6, Psa_94:2, Psa_96:13, Psa_98:9; Mat_25:31-34; Joh_5:27; 2Th_1:5-7; 1Pe_2:23 the spirits: Heb_11:4, Heb_11:40; Ecc_12:7; 1Co_13:12, 1Co_15:49, 1Co_15:54; 2Co_5:8; Phi_1:21-23; Phi_3:12-21; Col_1:12; Rev_7:14-17 References Websters, TSK and Easton.

When we speak of Faith. When we speak of Faith, we speak of Trust. Trust in somethings, and someone, that we cannot see nor at times understand. We don't know why many things happen to the believers, but we know that there is someone that does. Why do good things happen to bad people, and bad things happen to the righteous? This is easily explains in scripture. For it is the trying of your faith. James 1:3; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. These words are spoken directly to you. Knowing that the trying of your faith. It is your faith, that sustains you threw all trials, troubles, and tribulations. This yoke of burdens are not something that is strange, but it has happened to all that believe in Christ. We see, at times, the rich wasting their goods on frivolous things, and the poor struggling to make ends meet. But we take this all in stride, for we know

that if we faint not, or turn not away from the promises, we shall be filled, when others hunger, we shall drink, when others are in drought, we shall be clothed, when others are naked. Our tears shall be turned to smiles, our burdens shall be turned to feathers of laughter, and our sorrows shall be turned into radiant joy. When we loan, why do we seek restitution, shall we not be as Christ? Shall we not forgive our brothers debts, as Christ forgave ours? Is this not also a trying of your faith? Do you not believe, that it is better to give than receive? Faith doesn't come when you are full, clothed, rich, or powerful, it comes when you are, down and out, when you are in distress, and in need. This is faith, when you can see the best out of the worst situation. Faith is believing, before you see, before you have, before you are in the presence, of the Almighty God. Faith is accepting the will of God for you, and yours, without question, accepting the gifts from God before you see them. Acceptance of the truth in your life. For we are all sinners, saved by grace threw faith in Christ. Our faith doesn't lie in the presence of gifts from God, faith doesn't show itself when we are self sufficient. Faith is having all, without seeing, doing all, without movement, and seeing all, threw the power of the Holy Spirit. For many that see are still blind. Mar 9:23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. As Jehoshaphat told the inhabitants of Jerusalem; 2Ch 20:20; Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper. Faith is nothing new, but it is an established state of mind, from the foundation of the world. It is established by believing in God, and His ability, to provide your daily needs. Faith is believing without seeing, without touching, and without experiencing, the good or the evil. Do you believe in the existence of Satan, Hell, The lake of Fire, do you believe in a Heaven, and eternal joy? Then you are showing faith. Must we also believe, in the prophets, to have faith, Yes. For how would we know about faith, and the word of God, without the prophets. Lets read; For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding

and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. (2Co 4:16-18.) though our outward man perish. Though we are dieing daily, in the flesh, we are being made eternal, in our spirit. Though this body is aging, and death is only a heart beat away, we are being made immortal by our faith. Do you believe that you are immune to death, do you believe that you are better than someone else because of your possessions? Then you have lost your faith in the truth. We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised. Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace; And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it: Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day. I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.(1Co 4:10-14) Does not these words speak of many today? Does not these words speak of the many, that are preaching the true Gospel, around the world? Yes. Then does not these words speak of true faith in God and His Son? There are many ministers around this world today that are in need, but they suffer the need, the hunger, the persecution, and the loneliness, for the sake of the Gospel. Those that are despised, by others, are the Children of the Most High. These words are a blessing to all, that believe in Christ. For we are blessed if we suffer, for the sake of the Gospel, we are blessed if we are persecuted, and hated, for the sake of Jesus. We are blessed. Rom 8:26-28; Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. Faith is believing these words and taking them to heart; And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

The Bible tells us that, for we know not what we should pray for as we ought. We do not know what to pray for or even how. The Holy Spirit makes intersessions for us. We pray mostly in the mind, knowing only what our body's feel that is right, but or most effectual prayers, and faith, comes from the spirit. Here is where we are received into the throne room of God, here is where we can communicate our needs, and our most intimate thoughts. We must all learn to pray in the spirit, according to the Scripture. We must all learn how to maximize our faith. This is the will of God for all. Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper. ars References Websters, TSK and Easton.

The beginning of Sorrows. For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many. (Isa 66:16) This world is full of triumphs, tragedy's, successes, and failures. We see mankind, running too and fro, seeking wealth, knowledge, and power. But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. (Dan 12:4) We see many rejoicing in their wealth, and their ability to humble the poor under their feet. We see unjust wars, and hatred abounding around this planet. Many say; I am rich, and in need of nothing, nor anyone to guide me. The increase of knowledge, around the world, has tripled in just the last 50 years. Computers, nuclear devices, searches in the heavens for other life, terrorist with the ability to produce, chemical, biological, and other weapons of mass destruction. For knowledge shall be increased. And with this knowledge comes the, spirit of anti-Christ, greed, and death, to multitudes. For as it says, With absolute power, comes absolute corruption. Absolute power, corrupts absolutely. The corruption of mind, body and spirit. For the Bible tells us of these times; For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. (1Ti 6:10)

The beginning of Sorrows, is a time where mankind becomes involved in idol worship, and apostasy. These times are, and will be, filled with earthquakes, fires, floods, war, rumors of wars. Children putting their parents to death, and parents putting their children to death. These times are filled with the great seas roaring out of their banks, stars falling from the sky, and murder abounding. Many think that their riches are safe, but on the contrary, money will become useless. These people have no Savior, nor hope, for they will turn their backs on the Lord. Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall eat, but ye shall be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty: behold, my servants shall rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed: Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit. (Isa 65:13-14.) All these things are coming about. The beginning of sorrows fills the world today but multitudes have closed their eyes, so they will not see, their ears, so they will not hear, and their mouths, so they will not speak of such things. The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind. (Isa 17:13) And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows. (Mar 13:7-8.) You say; There have been such things upon this earth for centuries. This is true, but Jesus stated, This is the beginning of Sorrows. Who has the time table of God in their hand, who can tell the Lord when these things begin, and end? 100 years ago, an earthquake may have caused many to die, but the same earthquakes today cost, multitudes to die, cannot you see the increase of events that are bringing about more death, and destruction? Man has built himself monoliths, skyscrapers, can't you see the danger of these actions,

can't you see that man is building towers of steal, and glass, to honor himself? Does all this indicate that we are in the last days? Yes. Does all this say the world will end soon? No. For these are the beginning of the sorrows, and sufferings of man. Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Behold, evil shall go forth from nation to nation, and a great whirlwind shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth. And the slain of the LORD shall be at that day from one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth: they shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried; they shall be dung upon the ground. Howl, ye shepherds, and cry; and wallow yourselves in the ashes, ye principal of the flock: for the days of your slaughter and of your dispersions are accomplished; and ye shall fall like a pleasant vessel. And the shepherds shall have no way to flee, nor the principal of the flock to escape. (Jer 25:32-35.) The beginning of sorrows started when Christ announced the event. For time is in the best interest of man, and not God. Do you believe that everything remains the same sense the days of your fathers, fathers, do you not see the difference from 1 A.D. To today? This sowing to the wind began at the time of the Assention and continues today, in the form of so called progress. Many believe that mankind can over come his ambition and hatred of each other, to make this world come to peaceful terms, this is not so, and can never be. For as the Bible states; You who sow to the wind, shall reap the whirlwind. For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire. For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many. (Isa 66:15-16.) The LORD pleads with all flesh, Jew, Greek, Gentile, and those of no alliance. Man will not heed to the calling of God, neither will they repent of their works of darkness, for they will be lovers of themselves, and not lovers of God. They will be lovers of darkness and ignorance, not seeking wisdom, nor entertaining the thought that they are weaker than God. Many, as today, will say, We are gods, we are power, we are the savior, we need no man, no god, no rules, and no communication from Heaven. The time is coming, and now

is, the day of religious indifference, many do not know the truth, and in time will seek the truth, and it will not be found. Amo 8:12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it. Lev 26:28-32; Then I will walk contrary unto you also in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins. And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat. And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcases upon the carcases of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you. And I will make your cities waste, and bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell the savour of your sweet odours. And I will bring the land into desolation: and your enemies which dwell therein shall be astonished at it. If the Lord did this to His chosen people, how much more sorrow will He put upon the gentile race of people that have, and will reject His Son? Have you not read the scripture for yourself, have you not understood the prophecy's, have you not known that the end is getting closer? Can you not hear the cry's of the fallen, who have cried, day and night over your soul? Giving their lives for the Gospel so that you can hear the truth? Mar 13:8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows. These are the beginning of sorrows. Ars. There and Back. I remember the good times, and the bad of the past. I remember, triumphs, and failures. I remember, loves gained, and loves lost. I remember, births, and deaths. I remember, it all. I was a wicked man, not knowing the truth about life. I was a man after the pleasures of life, never knowing day from night. I never regarded one day more than another, but held every day as the same. Some times I told the truth, and more than often, told lies. I seen myself in the mirror, and was self inspired at what I saw, but after-

wards, I couldn't remember what I looked like. I was a loner and a wanderer, in a world that I had established, yes, I had created a world of what I thought it should be, and was still not satisfied. I Cried to myself. All these days are lost to the annals of history, never to be revived again. Can Our failures in the past, not serving God, nor man, ever be returned to us? Can I still make a difference, for once I was young, and now I am old? My days upon this earth are numbered, and I realize that now, woe is me. Eze 33:15 If the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had robbed, walk in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die. Our failures and sins of the past shall be forgiven us, if we renew ourselves to, and with, the Lord. Our failures must be eliminated by repentance. By restoring the pledge, we make with God, we can start anew and begin again. Failure to admit our sins can cost us dearly. We must; 1.Restore the pledge. (Repent of your sins.) 2.Give again that you had robbed.(Return all things taken from others.) 3.Walk in the statutes of life. (The covenant of the Gospel of Christ.) 4. Without committing iniquity of any kind. Iniquity; A particular deviation from rectitude; a sin or crime; wickedness; any act of injustice. Your iniquities have separated you and your God. Isa 59. Your iniquities will separate you from God. God will restore your days, but not while the hint of sin remains. Psa 85:7 Shew us thy mercy, O LORD, and grant us thy salvation. Salvation comes from the gift of God. It is not a possession that can be bought but it is given, threw your acceptance of Jesus Christ as the Son of God. Salvation is, the redemption of man from the bondage of sin and liability to eternal death, and the conferring on him everlasting happiness. Redemption is the purchase of God's favor by the death and sufferings of Christ; the ransom or deliverance of sinners from the bondage of sin and the penalties of God's violated law by the atonement of Christ. In whom we have redemption through his blood. Eph 1. Psa 51:12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. The restoration of man to an acceptable state with God, is an act of

belief in the unseen, and the unknown. Believing in the Fathers Christ, and His sacrifice, for you. You can be restored all the years that you have lost by returning again to Christ, accepting your punishment, this by your own actions, and acceptance of the duty and works that God had required you to do. This punishment that I speak of, is the things or should I say works, that you preformed, while out of Grace with God. Can a man fall back and become backslid-en? Yes. This is what we are speaking of. Many say that no one can backslide, this is not so, for even God stated to the Israelites that they were a backsliding nation. Psa 85:5 Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations? Psa 85:6 Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee? Will not God forgive you and redeem you again? Yes. But we must remember that, there comes a time when God will turn His back upon mankind, for their wickedness, and all will be condemned to die the second death. We cannot continue to turn to sin, expecting forgiveness each time. There comes a time, and day of no return. For the scriptures state, Gods spirit shall not always strive(Be burdened) with man. Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins. (Jas 5:19-20) If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it. All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death. (1Jn 5:1617) If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death. This is the blaspheme of the Holy Ghost. In other words, if a man contribute or recognize, or state falsely, that any sin is of God, he has lost his redemption, salvation, and is condemned into the lake of fire after his death. For there is no forgiveness for this sin. Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation: Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.(Mar 3:28-30)

Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come. Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit. (Mat 12:31-33) Gods desire is for each man to be as he is, not a man double minded, not a hypocrite. Be either good or evil, by doing so each will know where he stands with God. It is hard to turn a hypocrite back to God, for they believe within themselves to be righteous. Joe 2:25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. Ars. Confidence. It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. (Psa 118:8) A trusting, or reliance; an assurance of mind or firm belief in the integrity, stability or veracity of another, or in the truth and reality of a fact. We all must understand that our faith, hope, and trust rest in our confidence in the Lord. His ability to promise and his ability to deliver upon them. Many people start out with the greatest of confidence in the Lord and for a while they endure all things with joy and persistence. This assurance of our mind was set by the over powering joy of our salvation and the Baptism in the Holy Ghost, but as time went along our faith was tried and many started to fall by the wayside, seeing that being saved was not an easy life to live, in many circumstances. We see this also brought out in the teaching of the parables of Christ, namely the sower and the seed. This trusting, or reliance in God was the top most importance to us, as a young Christian. When we started to see that the world hated us, it hurt us not only in our feelings, but also in our spirit.

When I was saved, I thought that everyone would be happy and rejoice with me, I thought that my relationships with my peers would be good, but as a fact, nothing changed. They didn't care if I was saved, for many didn't believe in it. I was made fun of and in some instances, even a fellow Christian made no effort to be a brother to me. I felt so alone and troubled. I had heard how wonderful it was being a Christian, I was taught that I would be far better off as a Christian, I was disappointed. My trust and reliance in God turned to trust in man, and man let me down. I learned so very quickly not to put my trust any more in man, not only for my spiritual well being, but also my physical life also. I had to learn quickly to trust in the unseen, unheard, and all knowing. My confidence in man was shaken and I would never let this happen again. Even when I knew the word, I still, at my younger age, faltered and failed the Lord many times, I did things that I would regret later. For as God had instructed me, what you sow you shall also reap. What I did, being out of the will of God, I paid for later on. This was a lesson in humility and grace. In my beginning years I had no stability in the truth or in the realities of a facts concerning the Gospel. Just as Jesus had stated. My problem was, as with so many in these end days, I had not rooted nor grounded myself in the word of God. I needed a sure foundation to build upon, and confidence in what I had read. This also brings out what Job was saying about mans confidence, faith and trust in God. Is not this thy fear, thy confidence, thy hope, and the uprightness of thy ways? (Job 4:6) The first thing that I had to do was to develop a fear of the Lord, for it is the fear of the Lord that is the beginning of wisdom. I read, studied, and contemplated in the Word. I started to dig deeper into it and found that the Bible had all the answers to all the questions that I ever had, concerning the spiritual and the physical. This easy life, that many spoke of, was not the total truth. Yes there are untold millions, that are saved, that have not been tried as others were, but not all had this road to walk, many had a rough road to travel, even though it was still the same path. We do not know why some are allowed to be tried and tested, and others are

not, but even in this, isn't this part of our faith, hope, and trust in the Lord? This reminds me of what the Lord stated to Satan; Have you considered My servant Job? When I started to fear God, that is with a reverent fear, I found myself with wisdom and knowledge, that I didn't know existed. Don't take me wrong, I am not the most knowledgeable in the Scriptures, but the knowledge that I had was multiplied by leaps and bounds. I found myself trusting more and more in the Lord to provide my daily needs, and the needs of my family. I found myself reading the word and being able to see the sand, hills, mountains, I could see the people, and even hear their conversations, this all a blessing from God, to help me to understand. God had showed His love for me, for He had, on many occasions, saved my life. I had been in many different situations from the Military to my public life, that God had saved me from falls, explosions, sickness, car wrecks, and heart attacks. I knew Him and He knew me. The next thing that I had to learn was Hope. Hope is; Confidence in a future event; the highest degree of well founded expectation of good; as a hope founded on Gods gracious promises; a scriptural sense. For as it is written; We are saved by Hope. By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. (Rom 5:2)I had to begin hoping in the unseen, without question and without proof. Many want to see the things that they hope for first, but doesn't it say, If you have what you hope for, it is no longer hope?I have seen bills paid by hope, food come to our home by hope, and healings come forth, by hope. We must have the highest degree, of well founded expectation, of good coming from the Lord. For once we have done everything that we can do, we must stop and wait upon the Lord. We must put our confidence in Him, and Him alone. As it is written; If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?(Mat 7:11)The hypocrites hope shall perish. The Bible states; But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that

wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. (Jas 1:6-8) How shall we receive anything from the Lord if our confidence in Him is as a ship tossed too and fro? If we change our level of faith, hope and assurance within ourselves at each and every obstacle that we face, how can God grant our desires or prayers? Faith, Hope, Confidence, Trust, and Belief are all interconnected for us to be able to approach God with the petitions that we have for Him. the uprightness(Honesty; integrity in principle or practice; conformity to rectitude and justice in social dealings.) of thy ways? Be ye Holy as the Lord is Holy. With confidence in the Lord, our life shows outwardly that we are a child of the king. Our uprightness has a great bearing upon our prayers being answered and also it shows the world that there is a God and an excellent reason to believe in Him. We have heard and do speak, we believe and act, we trust and walk. We fear not what man can do to us, we fear only the Lord. We act as an emissary of Christ, not being seen as a drunkard, liar, thief, and not double minded in our faith toward God. So remember; ;It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. What is the Bible? Pt1. Rev 22:20 He which testifieth these things - The Lord Jesus; for he it was that had, through the instrumentality of the angel, borne this solemn witness to the truth of these things, and this book was to be regarded as his revelation to mankind. This Book that we call the Holy Bible is a book of, war, deliverance, insight, prophecy, salvation, and a guide threw this life, and into the next. For as it is written, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The Bible is not about acceptance of sin, compromise, false idols, false religions, or lies, it is about the truth, and the saving grace sent from the Lord, for all mankind if His word is accepted. We cannot find anywhere in the world a book more popular or most hated, for Jesus came not to bring peace but a sword, not to bring combination but division. I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already

kindled? But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished! Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. The Holy Bible is a book of war. 1.Spiritual. For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled. Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, simply means, removing anything, religion, or idol, that puts itself above God and His word. The Bible tells us that in the end days many scoffers shall arise, putting down any and all who would believe in God and his Christ. We cannot be partakers of false religions or the imaginations of man, for mans thoughts are not the thoughts of God. For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. Our warfare is not with the arms of mankind, no tanks, no guns, no terror, but of the preaching of Christ to those that are lost. We have spiritual weapons at our disposal and we will, if the Lord permits, use them to seek out and teach Christ to a lost and dieing world. If you look at the teachings of Christ, you will see that Christianity is not a religion being forced upon anyone. This is a free accepted choice, not as some religions of today, which war with the weapons of man, killing, raping, and murdering, anyone that seeks out Christ. 2. Revenge.

And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? Future Prophecy; And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled. And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. War shall be upon the earth, for God shall avenge His people, that have believed upon His Son, taking vengeance against all who have murdered, raped, persecuted, hounded, and made slight of all, who were saved. He shall say, Let your gods save you, let them come to your aid, when you are hungry, naked, in peril, let them comfort you, let them speak to you words of hope. To me belongeth vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste. Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; God has called all men to repent and believe in His Son. But multitudes refuse this call, saying they prefer their own gods and ways. They have disregarded His hand, whom is Jesus, His Christ. But ye have set at nought all my counsel( exhortations, warnings, admonishing, or instructions.), and would none of my reproof (Blame expressed to the face;

censure for a fault; reprehension.): They will ignore Gods council for it is against everything they try to do in this world to make themselves great. How can one false religion be able to control all mankind, for man is a solitary being, with his own reasoning, challenges, thoughts and decisions. Mighty men of the past have all tried to conquer the world with violence, and all have failed. This world is not mans to control but rather it belongs to God, and His will, shall be done. I also will laugh at your calamity (Any great misfortune, or cause of misery; generally applied to events or disasters which produce extensive evils, as loss of crops, earthquakes, conflagrations, defeat of armies, and the like. But it is applied also to the misfortunes which bring great distress upon individuals.); I will mock ( Ridicule; derision; sneer; an act manifesting contempt.) when your fear cometh; When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction (The act of destroying; demolition; a pulling down; subversion; ruin, by whatever means; as the destruction of buildings, or of towns. Destruction consists in the annihilation of the form of any thing; that form of parts which constitutes it what it is; as the destruction of forests, by burning down the trees; or it denotes a total annihilation; as the destruction of a particular government, religion, laws; the destruction of happiness.) cometh as a whirlwind (A violent wind); when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Distress and anguish are on every side, every nation and every continent. Men have gone after false gods and science to repair the damage that he has done to this once beautiful world. Mans future. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. They have, and still are, hating the knowledge of God that

states, that all men are created equally and shall all be judged upon their works, weather they were good or bad, weather they believed upon His Son, or rejected Him. Gods spirit will not always strive with man, as a nation, or an individual. He has the right to cut off His mercies where ever or where ever He desires, for we all belong to Him. Gods Mercy. What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid. For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy. For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth. Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth. Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will? end part 1. ars Rom 9:14 19 Luke 12:49-52, 2Co 10:3- 6 Pro 1:24-31 Joh 1:1 1Co 1:18 Luke 18:7-8 Rev 6:8-13 Deu 32:35, Webster,TSK What is the Bible? pt.2 This Book that we call the Holy Bible is a book of, war, deliverance, insight, prophecy, salvation, and a guide threw this life, and into the next. The Holy Bible is a book of Deliverance. 3. Deliverance; Release from captivity (Subjection; servitude; slavery.), slavery (To reduce to servitude or subjection. Men often suffer their passions and appetites to enslave them. They are enslaved to lust, to anger, to intemperance, to avarice.), oppression (hardship; injury, grievance), or any restraint (To destroy spiritually; to ruin the soul. Your adversary, the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.). He hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives. He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am

the Son of God.' Is this not the way of this world today? Mockers and subverter's of the Gospel are everywhere, doing what they think God desires, not knowing God, nor His will. Not knowing the truth, not knowing the Son. Overwhelming, and oppressing, those that wish to enter into Heaven, trying to prevent them from entering, and not entering in themselves. We have deliverance with God threw His Son Jesus, Monetarily; Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.) Physically; (Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.), and, C. Spiritually; Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith the LORD: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? saith thy God. Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all ye that love her: rejoice for joy with her, all ye that mourn for her: That ye may suck, and be satisfied with the breasts of her consolations; that ye may milk out, and be delighted with the abundance of her glory. For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream: then shall ye suck, ye shall be borne upon her sides, and be dandled upon her knees. As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.). We are captive to our own lust, weather it be to religions, finances, wealth, goods, services, or any other thing, that keeps us away from the truth. We choose our own cage, our own prison, for after all we are human. There is none good upon this earth, no not one, no religious leader, no leader, nation or any peoples of nations, for God is the only one that is good. Without Christ we are in captivity and have none to lead us out, for we are blind, and are lead, by the blind. Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:

The Holy Bible is a book of Insight. Insight; Sight or view of the interior of any thing; deep inspection or view; introspection; thorough knowledge or skill. We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. The insight that we have, is the views into the beginning, the present, and future. Only those that have been blinded, by the cares of this world, cannot see that the Bible is true. It is not only a Holy book from God, but also a history book, showing the past, from Adam, Alexander the Great, to Moses, Christ and into this present and future world. Is it not logical that Gods prophecies should come to pass? Can we not all see that without the Bible, we would have no view into the past, for man writes what he desires to write, weather it be the truth or not. The Holy Bible is a book of Prophecy. 1945; The Reassembly of Israel. And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. We would not have know that Israel would be a nation, in our time, surrounded by Her enemies if it wasn't for the prophetic word saying; For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, The Peace Maker? But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains: And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house, neither enter therein, to take any thing out of his house: The Escape.

And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take up his garment. But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter. For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be. And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation. End Part 2. Luke 4 Mat 27:43 Gal 1:4 Mal 3:10 Jas 5:14-15, Isa 66:9-13 Rom 12:15 2Pe 1:19-21 Mar 13:14-19 Luk 19:43-44 Isa 11:12 What is the Bible. pt.3. This Book that we call the Holy Bible is a book of, war, deliverance, insight, prophecy, salvation, and a guide threw this life, and into the next. The Holy Bible is a book of Salvation. Mans idea of Salvation. Desert; goodness or excellence which entitles one to honor or regard; worth; any performance or worth which claims regard or compensation; applied to morals, to excellence in writing, or to valuable services of any kind. Thus we speak of the inability of men to obtain salvation by their own merits. (Webster.) Man cannot be saved by merits, good works, knowledge, insight, wisdom, power, nor position. Mankind has no righteousness that God will accept. His salvation comes from our acceptance, and belief, in His Son Jesus. Salvation; Appropriately in theology, the redemption of man from the bondage of sin and liability to eternal death, and the conferring on him everlasting happiness. This is the great salvation. Godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation. Salvation of the spirit of man comes from spiritual sorrow of the life style that we have lived, the sins we have committed, and the commandments that we have broken. The Bible tells us that only threw the acceptance of Jesus, as being the Son of God, can any man be saved. Many believe that there are other ways of salvation, many other religions speak against God having a Son, and many others do not believe mankind needs salvation, for they say, we will all live again as another person or animal. And what of those that will not believe, is there any salvation for them? For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the

truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, (IE. Only threw the sacrifice of Christ can there be salvation.) But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. Those that commit murder and war, for so called religious reasons, are deceiving themselves in thinking that God is acceptable to these things. When the Lord stated to all, Thou shall commit no murder. He included all men. So how can you justify yourselves when you ignore the basic commandments, how can you be in favor with God, when you murder? For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye. Who is there even among you that would shut the doors for nought? neither do ye kindle fire on mine altar for nought. I have no pleasure in you, saith the LORD of hosts, neither will I accept an offering at your hand. The Lord will no longer accept offerings of blood. His way of salvation has been paid for in the blood of His Son Jesus. There is no other religion, no other god, no other testament that will be accepted by God. For there is no other God than He. For as some religions say they kill in the name of God, this is not acceptable with Him, and those, that do these things, are murderers and will be held accountable for it. For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God. Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second. By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. There are some religions in this time, that say they sacrifice their selves in the murder of unbelievers in their god, which will have salvation threw their sacrifice. This is against the Laws of God, who has already stated that offerings and sacrifices He has no pleasure in. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second. The first was the law, and the second was Christ, and the New Testament of God. The old and the new are not in contradiction of each other, but complement each other. The Holy Bible is a book which

guides us threw this life, and into the next. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. To live a life based upon Gods word and the words and commandments of Christ, is a life worth living. Many men are empty inside, without purpose, without a guide or without a heart. Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days. Jesus was, and still is, the temple of God. For Gods word is Christ, and Christ is Gods word. We see this many times in scripture. The Way, is Christ, the Truth, is Christ, and the Life, is Christ, no man goes to the Father except threw, and by, the Christ. Our comings and goings are all noted by God. He hears all, sees all, and knows all. Every idle word is being judged, written down and will be brought forth in judgment. We live by the will of God and we die because of the disobedience of just one. How then should we behave? ars. Webster, TSK, 2 Cor 7.Eze 18:32 Mal 1:10 Heb 10:26-27 Heb 10:4- 10 Php 1:21 Joh 11:25- 26 Mat 22:32 Mat 26:61

New wine into Old Bottles. Luke 5:36-39 And He spake also a parable unto them, No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old, if otherwise, then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new agreeth not with the old. And no man putteth new wine into old bottles..... The old spirit of man cannot be put into the body of a new christian. The spirit must be changed. That's why a lot of new Christians have yet to become at ease with their new life, the old is still trying to live in the new. Lets take a walk thru the Bible for a moment, lets look at Joseph , Genesis 37:6-11 Joseph , had an anointing, and it was from God in two dreams. Not Just dreams, but dreams of Power

and greatness. So just what is an anointing, well Joseph received a special endowment or gift from God. We wont go thru all the story of Joseph, just a few highlights. Many in scripture received an anointing, but lets look at Joseph. He received an anointing to become great within his own family, his dreams foretold that, his brothers and father would bow before him and that he would have great power. I bet this gave Joseph a great swelling of pride within himself, I say he was praising God as he walked to get his brothers, thinking unto himself, this is great. But what happened to him , He was sold as a slave, not only that but later, he was thrown into prison. what had he gotten himself into? He was to be a leader, a powerful man, a man of esteem, but here he sat in prison, with his anointing. Just because you have an anointing, doesn't mean life is going to be a piece of cake. It has to be earned and worked and nurtured. Do you believe that you have an anointing on your life to do something? Teach, preach, evangelize, sing , then if you do, do something about it. Ask your pastor to help you. Don't let the anointing pass to someone else, use it, to the glory of God. But when you receive the anointing then you receive the new spirit that goes along with it. That new wine, that wont fill a old bottle. New wine is still firminting and it produces gas, it expands, and when it expands if the bottle is old, it will resist expansion and it will burst, ruining the bottle and spilling the wine, both are lost. So we put new wine, or the spirit of God, into a new bottle, or a new person, so that both will be preserved. When Jesus told Nicodemus, that he had to be born again, this is what he meant, He had to change that old bottle, into a new one so that the new covenant would fit. The new testament of Jesus wont fit into the old law but it must be put into the spirit of man as new, replacing the old, as a better covenant, a better promise, built on mercy and not judgment. Have you ever had a Rema Word from God, and tried to share it with someone else? Did they resist it? That's what happens to people when they become so set in their ways that

even if Jesus Himself were to tell them something, they wouldn't accept it. Some people have been taught the scriptures, wrong, for so long that they take it as truth. We have to be careful not to get into a position that when a revelation from God comes, that we are so self centered that we are not willing to accept the truth. Look at John 3:11, Verily, Verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen, and ye receive not our witness. The word, verily, means, of a truth, an anointing is the truth of God working thru, us. So you ask, How do I know that I have an anointing? Your spirit will concur with someone else's spirit and it will be confirmed. Look at 2nd Timothy 4: 5, Timothy had an anointing as a minister and pastor but Paul also told Him to do the work of an evangelist, Timothy-s anointing went farther than, even He expected. Once you have accepted the responsibility of your specific anointing then God may add to it, to further His will in your life. Anointings are for those that will accept them, not to their glory, but to the glory of God. Jesus told the disciples to pray, to the Lord of the harvest, to send laboures into the field, are you willing to accept that new wine, and put it into a new bottle, are you willing to accept an anointing from God to do those things that may bring someone else to Jesus? Then, young Christians, Don't be afraid to ask for help, in changing that old bottle into a brand new one, and older Christians, accept the anointing that God has called you into, help the younger, encourage them and nurture them, as you would your own children. and then soon, we will all have the new wine in new bottles and we will all be preserved. ars. Feeding the Beast. Revelation 13:1-13:9 If any man have an ear, let him hear. Rev 13:1-9 Is the world, feeding the beast, making him stronger? What or who is the beast, is he here or is he to come? Are we giving the right answers to the wrong questions? Lets look at revelations 13: 1-9, And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea... The book of revelations refer to the beast as an enemy of God and anything that is righteous. The Jews today are worried that their government is feeding the beast, by giving concessions

to Syria, returning land that they took from their enemy's by war. Egypt, Syria, etc, are all taking bites out of Israel. But a little closer home, are we feeding the beast. Lust, greed, false doctrine, false preaching, teaching, decieveing one another, while the beast gets stronger from our inconsistencies? Chewing up our churches and Christians from within, getting stronger from the flesh and blood of the elect of God. You say, it cant happen here, not in America, we chose our own destiny. Yes, its happening here. Look around at the schools, no prayer, one woman, had the power to remove prayer from our schools, where was the church while this was going on, the ten commandments are not allowed to be posted in our court houses, homosexuals are allowed to meet in our schools but if you protest, then you are the evil one, not allowing free speech. Christians are the 2nd most hated people in the world, the Jews are the 1st. Look at Revelations 13:9-10, this is very important, look at what Jesus said in Verse 9, If any man have an ear, let him hear. Why was this put here? Jesus was trying to tell us to pay attention. Verse 10, He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity.....Here is the patience and the faith of the saints. We have to help one another, guide one another, support one another, we need each other, we are a family, not just in the church building, but outside. remember the Lords prayer, yea thou I walk thru the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil...? Do you actually know what the valley of the shadow of death is, its when you walk out of you house, when you leave the church building, when you take your dog for a walk, its the world outside your own front door. That's where the valley is and that's the valley where the beast is waiting, and hungry. Rape, murder, prostitution, pornography, homo-sexuality, alcoholism, drug addiction, lies, its all there in the valley and the beast is waiting for you and your children and friends. The world knows the beast and its feeding him, making him stronger, the Jews are trying to fight him but to no avail. I'm not a theologian, many might say, that the beast in Revelations has to rise out of the sea, their right, the sea in these verses is a metaphor, look at it this way, the beast is in hiding, until he gains strength, right now he's growing up and feeding on any thing that he can get his hands on. Some are waiting on the anti-Christ to arrive, but church, he's already here, the Bible tells us so, its the spirit of the anti-Christ and the spirit of the beast that we should have already started to fight. You say, that's for the ones that are not raptured, but church, think about the ones that are not saved, ma-by your own children, your neighbors and

friends. we don't know when Christ is coming after us, think about the others. Take a quick look at verses 7 and 8 and think on these things. Hear what the spirit sayeth unto the Church, hear, hear and understand, time is short, we cant afford the luxury of making mistakes with our or someone's else's soul. The beast is hungry. remember at the beginning I asked a few questions, are we, giving the right answers to the wrong questions, are we confusing people with doctrine that's not scripture? Think, are we feeding the Beast? ars. How to receive from God. We are looking at a curse from God because of disobedience to the ordnance of God to bring tithes and offerings into the House of God. These are two separate things. One the tithes are specific of 10 present per the days of Melchizedek King of Salem. This is a commandment and not a suggestion. The second is offerings above the tithes in which your financial blessings come from. the blessing of financial aid comes not from your tithes but from the offering. Some people make the mistake here. Now if you go a little further in verse 11, this is the reason a lot of poor Christians are poor. The devourer, which means to eat, is eating their financial aid. God is the only one who can rebuke him and stop the consumption of blessings. The devourer is a demonic spirit that tries to keep Christians poor. After the congregations does what God demands in verses 7-10, then they can ask God to deliver them from the one in verse 11. They must hold their faith and start praising God and thanking Him before the blessing arrives to show their total faith in God. Don't wait until the blessing arrives but worship and praise Him Before. Here are five points that we need to look at 1. Family Welfare 1. Order in the family ,2. Knowing your position in your family., 3. Duty in the family., 4. Honor of the Family., 5. Respect in the Family 2. Healing 1. Faith., 2. Trust., 3. Belief., 4. Regeneration., 5. Submission 3. Prosperity 1. Seeking God First., 2. Prayer., 3. Leadership., 4. Responsibility., 5. Duty. 4. Worship 1. From the Heart., 2. With the spirit and not with just words., 3. By lifting up Holy Hands, free of

guilt., 4. With Honesty., 5. With Love. 5. Salvation 1. Release., 2. Rejoice., 3. Reflection., 4. Resolve., 5. Reverence. Many have asked the question, How can I receive from God? the above points are a start. You have to remember to trust God. Jesus said, that the Father knows the things that you need before you ask of Him. That's the reason He gave us, what we call the Lords prayer. Receiving from God requires all the above and more. Seeking the Kingdom of Heaven first and all these things shall be added unto you. That's a promise. remember that we are not under law but grace. In Hebrews 7:12 lets read, For the Priest hood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law. For there is verily a dis-annulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof. So what does this mean to us? It means that we have a better covenant thru Jesus. All things have passed away, behold all things become new. One thing that you have to remember, when God blesses you, think more of the one who blessed you than that of the blessing. Lets look at 1Timothy 6:17 , Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high-minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy. Receiving from the new law and not from the old, which is fulfilled in Christ Jesus. But we also have to remember the warnings from God about the blessing after it comes, look at Hebrews 6:5-11 as a guide to righteousness. God wants us to follow 1. Righteousness....Doing things the right way. 2. Godliness.........Following His example. 3. Faith................Trusting in His word. 4. Love.................of the heart and not of the mind. 5. Patience.............waiting upon the will of the Lord. 6. meekness...........not being high minded after the blessings come. We can also add, fasting and prayer to receive the results that are, necessary, in our lives. So what do you think, do you have what it takes to receive from the Lord, or are you lacking? Look within your self and follow the example that Jesus set and see how great a blessing that the Father will pour out upon you, give and ye shall receive. Knock and it shall be opened, seek and ye shall find, ask and it shall be given. Are you ready to receive, are you ready to give, are you ready to rejoice? I pray that you are. ars.

Suffering for the Church. 2nd Timothy 2:1-21 In a land of plenty, are we willing to suffer for Christ? There are many in the world that are suffering for non Christian reasons. The war in Iraq, Africa, Syria, and the untold wars that are raging behind our backs and under our noses. But why are these people willing to suffer and die for, land and possessions and false gods? What about the millions of children that are starving to death, daily? Why, they've known and know of Jesus but they turn away. There has to be a reason, and we will come to know it. There are so many verses that show suffering in scripture, but some of the most prolific are in Psalms. Lets look at Psalm 38:1, O Lord, rebuke me not in thy wrath, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure. When people fall away from the true and living God, then there is an empty place in their heart and they don't know where to turn. Verse 3., There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger. Soundness in their flesh, the decisions that the people in the middle east are making , is without soundness, there is no reasoning behind it, except to kill, kill or be killed. When unrighteousness takes hold then the world suffers for it. The United States has been drawn into a war of religion and hatred. Jesus didn't want this to happen but it was inevitable. Some say the beginning of the end, and they are probably right. Wars and rumors of wars, earthquakes and petulance. We as the church are suffering, from ignorance and apostasy. From being left alone, look at Psalms 38:19, But mine enemy's are lively, and they are strong, and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied. Was this verse just for David or for the church, look closely, September 11th, the World trade center bombings, why is America under attack? The answer is Jesus, we are founded on the Bible, Jesus, The church, the Ten commandments. Look at what Jesus said in Matthew 24: 22, And except those days be shortened, there should no flesh be saved.... We are in a fight for our very existence, just as Israel is, we have a special bond with the people of Israel they will also be part of the church and they too are suffering. We as Christians are a nation within our selves and Jesus said they we would be hated of all nations. A past president of ours once said, The biggest problem with the worlds lack of peace, lies with the Christians. Martyrs around the world, they are dieing for Jesus, persecutions,

beatings, even the countries that we help, will not allow Christianity to become placed into their land, and it still goes on , day after day. Look at Revelations 6:9 And when He had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the alter the souls of them that were slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. We are not immune to persecutions or threats or even death here, where we live. Is your Faith strong enough to endure until the end, are you willing to give your life as Christ gave His for us? Hebrews 12:3-4, For consider Him that endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself, least ye be wearied and faint in your minds. Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin. We haven't given a drop of our blood for Jesus, but we have to offer up our bodies as a living sacrifice to God, which is our reasonable service. Even thou we are not suffering Church, there are brothers and sisters in Christ that are. we need to be more diligent and prayerful. Take time out of your day and pray for those who suffer, for one day it may be you. So you ask, When will this suffering stop?, When Jesus returns after the tribulation after the seven year peace treaty, at the battle of Armageddon. Its coming church and we need to be prepared for the rapture and prepare those who wont go. For they also will suffer for their testimony and their faith in Christ. Let the world know, that we as Christians will not go quietly, we will stand, we will testify, we will glorify the Father, we will raise up the name of Jesus, we will carry our cross, and we will not be moved. The Bible states that, it is better to suffer as a Christian.... Are you willing, are you ready and are you prepared? ars. Set your House in Order. Isaiah 38:1-38:2 Set your House in Order, for thou shall shurley die. A look into the Heart of man and God. The Bible tells us that mans wisdom is foolishness to God. That there is a way that seems right to man but in the end it leads to destruction. This warning came to King Hezekiah, in Isaiah 38:1, what is God telling us today, that our houses are not in order? There is much in scripture concerning the House of God and of man. But before we consider this, lets look at the three parts of man himself. 1. The soul, the soul is the part of the man that thinks and reasons and plans. Its the mind that Satan wants to control and once he controls your mind then he has it all. Our mind controls the speech and recognition of good and evil. 2. The Flesh, the flesh

is the physical part of man, which wants only that which is good for itself, lust and pleasure and anything that feels good. The flesh and mind work well together, what the mind says the flesh follows after. 3. The Spirit, the spirit is what makes us who we are, it separates us from all other beings and animals. The scripture tells us that there is one thing that man and animal have in common, that is a spirit. It goes on to say that when a man and animal die that the spirit of the animal goes back into the ground from which it came and the spirit of man goes up to judgment. There are many different interpretations of scripture, lets look at one. 1st Timothy 3:5, for if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the Church of God? We can look at this the way many look at it, the home that a man lives in or we can look at this spiritually in this manner. If we as Christians cant rule our spiritual house. We saw a minute ago that there are three parts to man, the flesh, soul and spirit, which do you suppose is supposed to rule the other two? The spirit, the spirit must take dominion over the other two. This is what makes us Christians and separates us from the world. We have to look at the ordinances of God and determine the right path to take. The Bible states that, Judgment begins at the House of God. The Church. Our house is supposed to be the temple of the Holy Ghost, but how many people are being deceived in changing their pattern of life because of false doctrine? The house that we are inside must be clean and acceptable to God as a Holy sacrifice. We are told that we must offer up our body's as a living sacrifice to God which is our reasonable service to God. Why? Because we are the house of God. A stone, a pillar, a piece of the temple. We are lively stones which should be fit for the masters use. Not corrupt or vile or tainted. Why do you suppose that the scriptures state that, not everyone that sayeth, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven, only those who do the will of the Father.? What then, is the will of God here in this verse? The will of God, to keep it simple, is to believe in the Son. Jesus. There are to many ministers trying to make the gospel so difficult to understand, its a wonder that anyone is saved. Jesus, was direct and understandable, He keep it simple. Such as, A house divided among itself shall not stand, not the physical but the spiritual. Our House, our spirit, our life, you are the house, and if you are divided between Jesus and the world, you will not stand the test, that everyone will have to face at the Judgment time. So get your house in order. But we as the house, also, according to Jesus, must count the cost. And what is the cost? As

we've said before, salvation is free, but discipleship, will cost you everything. Warning after warning in scripture, telling us, today, that the time is short, decern the signs of the times. Ephesians 5:16, Redeaming the time, because the days are evil. The congregation of the church have responsibility and so do the pastors. We being not many masters, knowing that we receive the greater condemnation. We have a responsibility to the church to make sure that the wolf doesn't make it into the sheep fold, we are to give our life for the sheep. We are the house that must stand, the preachers, teachers, ministers, lay-member and door keeper, helpers, all together. We have built on a firm foundation, a rock, which cannot be moved. I'm telling you right now, if we cant go to Heaven, hand in hand, we are not going to make it. So remember what Isaiah said to King Hezekiah, all of us, Set your House in order, Set it in order, church, and pray that you are found worthy to escape the tribulation that is coming upon the whole world. Today, Set your House in Order. Praising God on the wrong side of the river. Exodus 14:11- 15:1 Ex 14:11, And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness?...... Ex.15:1, Then sang Moses and the children of Israel...... As Pharaoh chased the children of Israel, they began to mummer and complain, God had brought them out of bondage, He was their source and supply. But when it came to the sea, they wanted to give up and return into bondage again. They had forgotten about Gods deliverance. Only when they were safe across the river did they start Praising God. They Praised Him on the wrong side of the river. What are the enemies of the Christian? Doubt, uncertainty, confusion, lack of faith and ignorance. To receive from God we have to know how to approach Him in spirit and truth. Why do we always have to wait on God to deliver us our of trouble before we praise Him? Has He caused us to doubt Him has He ever left us in bondage to Satan under any condition, have we walked a lonely road alone? It seems that as a young Christian we have the spirit and faith in us, so that we believe that we can beat the word at everything, and come out without a scratch.

But something happens along the way to being mature in Christ, We as the Israelites did reverse our praise and wait for the miracle in our lives before we praise God. We start Praising God on the wrong side of the river. When your in trouble and don't know what to do, go to God and start Praising Him. Don't take a wish list with you, God is not a Bank or a delivery boy. God is the Almighty, The first and the Last, the beginning and the end, the Alpha and Omega. Doesn't the scripture say that, The Joy of the Lord is my strength. When your down, lonely, depressed, when the bill collectors start to call, when your family is sick, when you think that Satan is having a hay day with your finances, your boss threatens to replace you with a machine, when your doctor tells you that you have cancer or heart disease, throw up your hands. Yes, throw up your hands and start Praising the Lord. Sing Him songs, Glorify His name, Dance to Him, Leap and shout and just praise Him. When you start Praising God then you get His attention. The Lord inhabits our praise, so when we praise Him He's there with us. The scripture tells us that Jesus would never leave us or forsake us, He's there. We don't Glorify God after the deliverance but before. Look at the patriarchs of the old testament, many before battle, praised God and thanked Him for the battle won, before the battle was fought. Look at Matthew 5:7 Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. There are nine, Blessed ares, in Matthew 5, what Jesus said would happen will happen. We are blessed, we are not under bondage, we don't have to wine and complain. We are supposed to use the old testament scriptures as an example. So when are we going to church, when are we going to learn from the mistakes listed there? Today is the day of salvation, today is the day of our deliverance, today is the day we praise God, not tomorrow after we cross the river, but now on this side. We start now, Praising God for our salvation. Have you ever noticed that most Christians never call on God unless they want something or when something is wrong. You never hear about God in the news or on television unless there is a major event that has taken place, and then everyone, believer and un-believer, wants God to bless there country or nation. Even in the

churches, they talk of faith and prosperity and not once give God the praise for it. They say we have done this and we have done that and we want to thank this group and that group. But what about God? What about Jesus and the Holy Ghost? But you can sit back and watch, something always goes wrong and then they call upon God. Pride comes before a fall. When do they praise the Lord? Not before but after the Lord rescues them. When are we going to learn to lean on Jesus, when are we going to learn to praise God before we cross the river. When are we going to start thanking Him who delivers us in times of distress, when? Look at Psalms 148:1-2 Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the Lord from the Heavens, Praise Him from the heights. Praise ye Him all His angels, praise ye Him all His hosts. The Bible tells us a secret to get to the Lord, in time of need praise, praise, praise. Its the key for hearing from God, its the key to our finances, its the key to our health, its the key to our life, and its the key to get us to the other side of the river. The waters are dark, swift and troubled, wouldn't you want the Lord on your side before you step into the water, which is the world? Its the world system that is trying to creep its long skinny fingers into the church. Its the leaven of the pharisees that's trying to get into our schools and churches and homes by whatever way is open. Homo-sexuality and perverseness, drugs and alcohol, pornography and all manner of unrighteousness's creeping threw the doors, like a raging river that wont be stopped. As it was in the day of Noah, so shall it be in the day of the second coming of the son of man. The river is raging, fire and smoke and blood intermingle with the waters of change. There's a storm coming and the river must be crossed. The waters are rising where the government cant help, where your neighbor cant help, where the nations of the world cant help, we are against the bank of the river, we cant take another steep, the waters are rising and we are about to be overtaken. What do we do? Praise the Lord, praise Him with the harp and the stringed instruments, every thing that has breath, Praise the Lord. Not on the other

side but now, and watch the difference it makes. Take the key, and open the doorway to Heaven, don't be caught up with the world. And don't be caught, Praising God, On the wrong side of the River. ars Being Born again. John 3:6-3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh. The flesh here is the physical or biological part of humanity. Jesus was born into 1st Adam. 1st Adam was earthly, sensual, devilish. As we are all born into 1st Adam we all die in the flesh. And that which is born of the spirit is spirit Jesus was the last, Adam. We as Christians were born into 1st Adam and we will live in last Adam. Being born again, is not only in the mind. People who are only born again in the mind generally fall at the first sign of trouble. There is no rooting or strength within them selves, they are still in 1st Adam. They are what I call Part time Christians. Undependable, easily swayed by all forms of doctrine and weak in faith. Being born again is a reversal or regeneration of you soul and spirit. That person within you who makes you, you. Its what makes us who we are. Being born again, is the willful change of who we are not just in mind but in soul and spirit. A complete change of our self. Doing away with mans ignorance, wisdom, knowledge and understanding. And accepting, spiritual visions, kingdoms, dominions, mysteries and regeneration. Being able to say that I am not the center of the universe but I am who I am by the grace of God. Being able to look at others welfare better than your own. Being born in first Adam was our destiny. We live in this world as, strangers and pilgrims. We fight to come into this world and we fight to stay. Everyone is born into 1st Adam. We wake up each day and try to figure out how to survive it turmoils and troubles. If you look at a picture of Adam and Eve in the garden and then look at a picture of Jesus on the Cross, then you might be able to understand the words of the scripture of the two Adams. We were created for Gods good pleasure, not knowing from birth what our future holds in store, weather we will be rich or poor, strong or weak.

People ask me, why do some people that are ungodly prosper and others as Christians live in poverty. For this answer we have to look back at Pharaoh. He was a leader that persecuted the Israelites, made slaves of them. At one time, when they served God, they were wealthy and prosperous. But because of disobedience they reverted to Idolatry and unrighteousness. They began to love money and possessions, more than they loved God. This happens a-lot to Christians today, I've told them and warned them, that possessions are fine so long as you think more of the Creator than the creature. Think more of the one who blesses you than that of the blessing. To be born again is the act of faith toward God to supply you with your daily needs. When you become completely submissive to God then He promised to give you your Hearts desire. If the ungodly know how to give good gifts unto their children, how much more can God give to those who believe. I've been prosperous and I've been poor, but in all cases the Bible tells us, what ever state that you in, there with be content. The problem today in these troublesome times, is that people are not content with what God gives them. Once we become content and show God that we can handle what he gives then He will give a little more. Its like giving a child a quarter and after you can trust him to spend it wisely, then you increase it every time he proves that he will not misuse the blessing. The scripture says that the powers that be are ordained by God, unrighteous people also are some of the most prosperous people in the world but there is coming a payday for them. The scripture says that it is easier for a camel to pass thru the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven. Are you truly born again, can God really trust you with a blessing or are you waiting on a blessing so you can trust God? Jesus told us to lay our treasures up in Heaven so that no one could break in and steal from you. Are you in a position to protect the blessings from God, or would you worry and lose sleep over weather some one will take what you have. God wants our total submission to Him, His total support and trust. Some times the best blessing from God is our remaining in the state that were in. Today many people are loosing their lives over possessions and money. The love of money is the root of all evil. Once we are aware of God

reasoning behind our situation then we become at peace with God. When I was a sinner and prosperous, I found out that there was a burden that came upon me with the wealth. Sleepless nights, bad health, worry, and enemies, always looking for a way to take what I had away. Then one day God showed me, be born again and I will show you a better way. I went to an alter of prayer and God forgave me, He saved me from who I was and had become. I was a new creature in Christ. I also prayed for prosperity, for I thought that was what a christian was all about. In 1999, I was preparing to preach that night and fell over with a massive heart attack, the doctors pronounced me dead, per instruction from the Holy Ghost, My wife laid hands upon me and I arose, I was in great pain, but alive. So you say what does this have to do with being born again or prosperity? Everything. I spent five mounts in physical theorophy. I had money, a pretty home, car, my job, everything that I thought that I ever needed and on the seventh mouth, it was all gone. The money the car my home, furniture everything. The only thing my wife and I had left was our faith. God had chosen this time to show me that being born again was having total trust in Him and not having dependence on man or possessions. Today I'm the richest poor man in my family. Peace with the world and peace with God. I have more now than I had before, because of faith and being content with what I did have, Faith in God. Being born again is the key to prosperity and peace. Let Jesus take control, let go, give to those that are less fortunate and see if God will open up a window to heaven and will pour out a blessing that you cannot contain. If I can do it you can. ars Windows of Joy, From the Cross to Victory. Hebrews 12:2, Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the Joy that was set before Him endured the Cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Many Christians look at this verse and wonder, what was the Joy?, what could be joy full about Jesus, hanging on the cross? Can we as Christians see anything in our lives, which when we were under extreme pressure that was joy full?

Can we understand what Jesus was feeling and what about the writer of Hebrews, did he know what Jesus was feeling ? THE BIBLE tells us, that the scriptures were giving to men by inspiration from God. So Hebrews 12:2, means exactly what its says. So what is it saying? FOR the joy that was set before him , the joy that was set before him was , US. God had opened up a window for Jesus to see , multitudes of saved individuals, letting his pain turn to joy in his heart. God let him see you and me in churches around the world , being delivered, being set free from the bondage of sin, being made joint heir with him in the kingdom of heaven, being alive when we were once dead. Such a wonder full sight for Jesus. you may ask, HOW do you know this, How can it be true? WE can see many instances of joy in Christ heart , LUKE 10:21. In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit.., Matthew 4:11Then the devil, leaveth Him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto Him. WONDERFULL , THE MINISTERING ANGLES OF GOD. Always there, ready to aid Jesus. At the temptation, at the garden and at the cross. Jesus, the author, the dictionary says, Author, causer, chief leader, fonder. look at finisher, Maturity, completeness. Giving us an example to follow. Jesus saw the lost , the ones without hope. The window that God had giving Him was the Window to the future. Jesus was giving hope to the Hopeless , strength to the week, Knowledge to the ignorant, peace to the ones Who had no peace, and salvation to the world. A Window my friends, yes and much more, than a window, a future of salvation . The nails never held him there , it wasn't the roman soldiers and it wasn't the high priest, it was the joy of a window . Look at Psalms for a minute PS 42; 9 , I will say unto God my rock , why hast thou forsaken me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? Jesus had thought that his Father had forgotten him . We are not that different from Jesus, we sometimes , under pressure say and feel the same thing, Why of, God, have you delivered me unto the enemy? What have I done wrong , What sin have I committed that I may repent of it, ? We as Christians generally , when something goes wrong in our life's, we are always looking for someone to blame and do you know it, we always

blame God. Jesus was given a window to keep him on the cross and sense God is no respecter of persons , don't you think that He will do the same for us. The answer is yes. The scriptures state that , without a vision , my people perish. My Interpretation of this verse is , without a Prophetic insight, we as Christians cast off restraint, we without a vision or window to the future , forget who we serve. Our vision here or window is Jesus, Hebrews 12:2., tells us who to look at , Jesus . He set the example for us to follow. You may have financial trouble, sickness, death in the family , enemies or whatever. but you still have a window to look through . You have a vision , a dream, a prophetic verse to read , Jesus didn't say life was going to be easy, He didn't say that is was going to be a bed of roses, He said , I was hated and so will you, by the world?, yes, but also by the adversary, He romes about seeking whom He may destroy. Some churches and pastors make the mistake of telling their congregations, that, being a christian will be easy, that all your troubles will be over when you give your life to Christ. Sorry, it wont happen, becoming a christian is free, but discipleship will cost you everything. If Satan tried to destroy Jesus, He will try to destroy you. The best thing about being a christian is that Jesus will always be with you. What God doesn't keep you from, He will keep you thru. Jesus had his window and we have ours. Just remember, the Joy of the Lord is my strength. ars Blessed are. In our life we become poor in spirit at one time or another. We see many changes in our lives from birth to our death. But in between we see the hope of our salvation and the promises of eternal life thru Jesus Christ. Mat 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are the poor in spirit; These are the people that are convinced of sin and unrighteousness, which are willing to accept the truth about themselves. Understanding that there is no hope without a Savior, a intercessor a guide to God. Mat 5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Isa 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of

heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified. These are the people that have compassion on others, who love all even if they are not loved. Those that cry over sin, knowing that sin will eventually bring in destruction. Mat 5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. These are the people that do not resist the evil in this world but return Love for hate. Giving understanding to those that are without understanding and accepting persecution without trying to recompense the evil that is done unto them. Mat 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. These are the people that have a great desire to learn about God. Their hunger for the word will be filled and the righteousness that man is in lack of will be bestowed upon them from the Father. For mans righteousness is as filthy rags before God. Mat 5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Those that give mercy to others in lew of debt and obligation will also receive mercy from the Father for their debt and obligation. God looked beyond our faults and found our needs. Mat 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Pure; 1. Separate from all heterogeneous or extraneous matter; clear; free from mixture; as pure water; pure clay; pure sand; pure air; pure silver of gold. 2. Free from moral defilement; without spot; not sullied or tarnished; incorrupt; undebased by moral turpitude; holy Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil. Hab 1. Prov 20 3. Genuine; real; true; incorrupt; unadulterated; as pure religion. James 1 4. Unmixed; separate from any other subject or from every thing foreign. 5. Free from guilt; guiltless; innocent 6. Not vitiated with improper or corrupt words or phrases; as a pure style of discourse or composition 7. Disinterested; as pure benevolence 8. Chaste; as a pure virgin 9. Free from vice or moral turpitude. Titus 1 10. Ceremonially clean; unpolluted. Ezra 6 11. Free from any thing improper; as, his motives are pure 12. Mere; absolute; that and that only; unconnected with any thing else; as a pure villain. He did that from pure compassion, or pure good nature. To be able to see God while in the flesh is almost impossible, even Moses only could view Gods hinder parts, but in the spirit all will see the face of God, either as Judge

or as Friend. Mat 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. These are the people that strive for peace, weather it be on a national scale or on a person to person scale. Mat 5:10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. There are so many Christians that are being persecuted around the world today, as with Paul, these people are in danger of robbers and even their own countrymen. Many are being imprisoned, shot, beaten and killed for their testimony of Jesus Christ. Mat 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. The word Blessed in Hebrew means Happy. Happy are you that are reviled, persecuted, and falsely accused of evil. This world is coming to an end. Men seek righteousness in all the wrong places. They seek to be self-righteous, self-justified, but still they all fall short. A Christian is happy for they are, called, Justified, Glorified and predestined. Rom 8:30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. Barnes states; Rom 8:30 - Moreover ... - In this verse, in order to show to Christians the true consolation to be derived from the fact that they are predestinated, the apostle states the connection between that predestination and their certain salvation. The one implied the other. Whom he did predestinate - All whom he did predestinate. Them he also called - Called by his Spirit to become Christians. He called, not merely by an external invitation, but in such a way as that they in fact were justified. This cannot refer simply to an external call of the gospel, since those who are here said to be called are said also to be justified and glorified. The meaning is, that there is a certain connection between the predestination and the call, which will be manifested in due time. The connection is so certain that the one infallibly secures the other. He justified - Not that he justified them from eternity, for this was not true; and if it were, it would also follow that he glorified them from eternity, which would be an absurdity. It means that there is a regular sequence of events the predestination precedes and secures the calling; and the calling precedes

and secures the justification. The one is connected in the purpose of God with the other; and the one, in fact, does not take place without the other. The purpose was in eternity. The calling and justifying in time. Them he also glorified - This refers probably to heaven. It means that there is a connection between justification and glory. The one does not exist without the other in its own proper time; as the calling does not subsist without the act of justification. This proves, therefore, the doctrine of the perseverance of the saints. There is a connection infallible and ever existing between the predestination and the final salvation. They who are subjects of the one are partakers of the other. That this is the sense is clear, (1) Because it is the natural and obvious meaning of the passage. (2) because this only would meet the design of the argument of the apostle. For how would it be a source of consolation to say to them that whom God foreknew he predestinated, and whom he predestinated he called, and whom he called he justified, and whom he justified might fall away and be lost forever? Can we now understand the meaning of these scriptures? Can we see the infallibility of Gods plan of Salvation? I believe we can. Happy are you, who seek out Salvation, Justification and Glorification thru the word of God by your faith in His Son Jesus the Christ. Our debt to God was paid by Jesus on the Cross and our obligation to God is clear By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated (Solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high purpose) for us, through the veil,(Make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing) that is to say, his flesh; Rom 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable(Showing reason or sound judgment) service. Tit 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. Our consecration was not in the flesh which we were all guilty of unrighteousness but rather in the spirit which God recognizes as His. For God created all things visible and invisible, is it not reasonable that God can do what He wills with that which He has created? ars

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