Labors

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lOVE
J.M. CARDONA

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PREFACE - LABORS OF LOVE

DEDICATED TO MANKIND

PREFACE THE
pages. It is most astonishing to realize what the Divine Captain of Salvation meant when He declared to His disciples before His crucifixion, and subsequent resurrection…”GREATER WORKS THAN THESE HE (YOU) WILL DO,” (John 14:12). Every man, born of woman, aches, desires, and groans for what these pages reveal. These are what we can have. And what we can be now in this time, and in the world to come. Mortal man has been seduced to desire other things. Live for other matters apart from what he has been made for. Created for. And purposed for. By his Creator God. Thus, by choice. he has been trapped inside a custom-made invisible cocoon. Although he is visible to all the others in their day to day interaction with one another, they are all unaware that they are just as trapped in cocoons, and rendered helpless thereby. At the end of the day, they all feel terribly alone. Hence it is true that “all men are living lives of quiet desperation.” And so, they have become the multitude of the living walking dead on the face of the earth, (Eph 2:1-3). Their invisible captor Satan, the devil, the wicked ruler of this world, thinks he can succeed in destroying the ultimate human spiritual potential. This, therefore, becomes one of the rarest and most important publication for the entire human race. total scope of our job is fully revealed in the following

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Now you have it in your hand. Praise God and thank Him for this!
(Written 17 August 2005, Sunday, on board Gulf Air Flight GF152 to Bangkok from Hong Kong. Reprinted and Expanded Circa July 2008, Asia).

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LABORS OF LOVE

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LABORS OF LOVE
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“DEDICATED TO MANKIND’’

I BRING SPIRITUAL LIBERTY TO THE CAPTIVES!
The whole of Creation groans and longs and aches for the manifestation of the Sons of God, (Ro. 8). , The endless cycle of suffering and unbearable pains bear down upon all human beings. Upon all the inhabitants of the earth. The unspeakable burdens that peoples on earth, individually and personally, carry shrivels mortals. They are being continually shredded it seems, albeit in the grinders continually.
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deliver Who will speak for them? Who will deliver them? Who will lead them? Who will articulate their failings and the consequences thereof in their hapless lives? Who will compose the rationale and set down in simple language to connect and to communicate to them the true, the real solutions to their problems and their trials? And to alleviate their increasing, endless, repeating sufferings and thereafter find cause for realization of their hopes - - ‘’of the short and simple annals of the poor,’’ as described in Thomas Gray’s

Country ‘’Elegy in a Country Churchyard.”’
We can not lead men to nowhere in and by the accumulated wisdom of men. These dim lights are short lived sparkles in the dark nights of man’s pilgrimage. Mankind for all of its fervid activities in overdrive of endless vanity and endless activities, in products, manufactures, and stuff – find themselves worn out at the end of the day. Hardly a wink of sleep. All the resources of their nations – all their peoples – are harnessed to produce for the Gross National Product Work! (GNP). Work! Work! Work! The whole earth is alight at night.

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At the end of the day, work days have not ceased. Work in four shifts has been adopted to fulfill their vows before the shrine of the GNP, budget deficits and the credits. This is the format – the jig – the motherboard replicated in the entire world – for it is a world system – a colossal octopus with identical tentacles spread worldwide. In the LAST DAYS, in the end of days – in your very generation - it shall culminate in the prophesied MARK OF THE BEAST. When the world system has 18:1become fully centralized (Rev. 18:1-5), WATCH OUT! This is both a witness and a warning. This Work’s mission is to point to the PATH that leads to spiritual liberty and freedom. What’s the first step for you to decide and take? decide First – After you have heard and believed the Gospel of the Kingdom of God (Mk. 1:5; 16:16), your CREATOR GOD commands you to ‘’COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE,’’ (Rev. 18:4). That ye be not partakers of her sins. Depart from the modern Babylonian System that has taken root and control of the world’s system. Inside that prison system with invisible bars, the peoples of the world are crammed in and surrounded by a system that forces, induces,
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their tempts, causes men to sin - - - to blaspheme their Creator God - - - and to be cursed with a curse. Man and woman are defeated either simultaneously, or in turn. Mankind is trapped, in both physical, and spiritual slavery. ISRAEL was raised by God to show the way. It was to be the historical model. The people of Israel were trapped in Egypt, the world’s greatest empire in its day. They became a nation of slaves. God’s solution? He raised up Moses, who eventually led them literally OUT OF EGYPT to be freely able to worship the Eternal Creator GOD! They became God’s holy people. Israel failed in that mission. And as a nation symbolically married to God, it was divorced. That was made final by the death of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Rock of the Old Testament, (1 Cor 10:4) on the cross at Calvary. The Son of God raised up His Church. The Church of God became God’s holy people in the New Testament period. They are today, His saints, (Mat 16:18). They were called out by God the Father, and chosen by the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ from both the Jews and Gentiles for the last 20 centuries. In the New World of God to come, the Living Christ will marry His Bride, the purified Church of God.
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Today, God’s people are scattered in all parts in all nations and countries of the world. They must receive the call. Hear the Gospel. Read of the Gospel. Believe the Gospel. Their SPIRITUAL EXODUS can be accomplished by REPENTANCE with deep grief and absolute departure from the world system, the Babylonian sy Repentance of what? Of SIN. Of TRANSGRESSION. TRANSGRESSION. Of DISOBEDIENCE. Of being broken against God’s immutable Law of Perfect Love. By turning around and start to live God’s Way, Will, Work, by His Word. Thus, you enter thru the front door of the Truth and Light. Into your Creator God’s Perfect System! Perfect It is all so simple. Forthright. Could not make it any simpler. One walks out of that invisible gate of sin and dead works – out into the most exhilarating open air of spiritual liberty. wonders Oh, what a blessed release into the wonders of true spiritual liberty!

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II FREEDOM!
Oh, the sweet taste of freedom! Man is born free. Then he was, point by point, degree by degree, tricked than into spiritual bondage. A condition worse than physical death! The majority of mankind today are in spiritual captivity. Trapped in the prisons of the mind. Behind the cell of spiritual deception, illusion and ignorance. He has become an imprisoned inmate, his a victim, wittingly or unwittingly of his circumstances. These three, (I Jn. 2:13-16; Ge. 3:1-6): 1. The world around him. His environment. 2. His human nature: lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh and the pride of life. 3. the evil spirit, Satan the devil. The stronghold demons. of wicked spirits and demons. All these are like an evil triad that keeps him bound in spiritual captivity. Consequently, in invisible fetters and chains of poverty, sickness and endless miseries and woes!
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‘’ARISE, ‘’ARISE Shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee,’’ (Isaiah 60:1) - - - Freedom is being proffered – freely!!! The glorious light of the everlasting GOSPEL comes a shining. If you heed and listen - - if you heed and do - - if you receive the Faith of Christ in you to believe - - SPIRITUAL FREEDOM blesses you. And then, physical freedom comes upon you. The Savior and Creator proclaimed to the family of man: ‘’Seek ye

first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you!’’, (Matt. 6:33). The
Word, the Creator of all things, (John 1:1-3) actually , revealed to all of us the Premier Law of True Success. Moreover, He showed the main framework of the purpose – directed life. The many features and sides of true freedom blesses life freedomyour life at last. Economic and financial freedomFreedom from vexation, worries, anxieties, stress – into the blessing of peace and harmony. Repentance and baptism blesses your dark life with complete forgiveness of sins. The heavy burdens of an unforgiven unforgiven past are fully lifted. ‘ ’Though your sins are

as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow!’’ (Isa. 1:18).
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Could anything excel this spiritual freedom? ‘’And

you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free!’’
(Jn. 8:32). are When you are forgiven from all your sins after you have truly repented with all your heart and being, and finally become an adopted child of God, there is no , more condemnation to those that are in Christ! (Ro. 8:1). You can stand on GOD’s Promises. Now live in true spiritual freedom. As the Lord’s freeman, you are a new man, a new creature, the ball and chain no longer binds, (I Cor. 6:17; Ep. 4:24). Gone from, and done away from the perpetual heavy weight with all its curses and drawbacks. You are freed to embrace the true doctrines of God that will lead to SALVATION. To EVERLASTING LIFE. You are to live in true freedom never again to be accountable to any one but to the Lord Jesus Christ your Liberator!
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You are freed from Satan’s lock hold. You are freed from the death grip of immortal wicked demons and coinvisible evil spirits that co- inhabit the world with man and torments the physical children of man, born of woman, from birth to death caught in the thick web of and confusion, turmoil an d chaos of the world. Oh blessed release! Praise be to God our Father! Vanity that rules the societies and communities of men expels you - - or you expel it. Your heart and mind is freed from vanity! What a great wonder. Now you travel light in the world! All other great and true blessings now walk behind you – ready to embrace you and overwhelm your life! Now in true freedom, you walk with the Eternal Creator God!

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III ENLIGHTENMENT
Spiritual liberty once attained now allows us to move forwards to true freedom. For we cannot, and must not stand still. We can never allow ourselves to remain on a plateau. We were designed to grow in grace and in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. We were purposed to be. Now we move on the higher ground. And what is that? Listen to what the Lord Jesus Christ the Author of the True Faith once delivered to the saints, as well as the Captain of our Salvation revealed:

v. 10: And the disciples came and said to Him, ‘’why do you speak to them in parables?’’ v. 11: He answered ands said to them, ‘’because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.

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v. 12: For whoever has, to him more will be given and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him. v. 13: Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. v. 14: And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says: hearing you will hear and shall not understand and seeing you will see and not perceive; v. 15: For the hearts of these people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, lest they should understand with their hearts and be converted, so that I should heal them. v. 16: ‘’But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear; v. 17: ‘’For assuredly, I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see and did not see, and to hear what you hear and did not hear it.’’ (Book of Matthew 13:10-17). .
True enlightenment, then, can only come from God the Father, by the Lord Jesus Christ through the Holy
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Spirit. Jesus Christ said so in His parting message to His disciples. (Luke 24:44-45). Then He said to them,

‘’These are the words which I spake to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the law of Moses and the prophets and the Psalms concerning me.’’ AND HE OPENED THEIR
UNDERSTANDING, THAT THEY COMPREHEND THE SCRIPTURES. MIGHT

So this is how true spiritual enlightenment arrives, not by the will of men, not by searching, not by power, not by might, not by man’s will and wishing. But by God’s Spirit, (Zech. 4:6).

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IV RENEWAL & REFRESHING
In the world of things, in the material universe it is in the nature and in the order of life that the cyclical processes of being ultimately brings moments of winding down. In mortal man’s corner of the universe from a sense of tiring descends from time to time. “Familiarity breeds contempt’’ is the axiom of human behavior that often applies. In a human view of this universe and consciousness, things around him begin to be stale. What was once noble eventually turns jaded. That’s the moment when man desperately need when renewal and refreshing. The adventurous spirit in every man looks for answers. Where does he turn to? He would search from the lore, the chronicles, the archives of human and endeavor to look for the answers. He falls back on and leans towards the known and the familiar experiences of ages past. What did his forefathers do to redeem themselves from such a rut? When he got weary of the world of the around. When the splendid wonder of the familiar cosmos lost its mystery. And for brief
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periods of time man is able to be granted relief and find a sense of renewal by digging deep into himself to rise on second wind. This too, have worn out, and passed away. On reflection the human race particularly man merely born of woman is merely grasping at the straws and broken reeds blowing in the wind. The wisest of kings called the preacher wrote in the book of Ecclesiastes chapter 1:2 “vanity of vanities,’’ says the preacher, ‘’vanity

of vanities, all is vanity.’’ Vs. 9: that which has been is what will be, that which is done is what will be done and there is nothing new under the sun. Vs. 10: Is there anything of which it may be said, ‘’see this is new’’? It has already been in ancient times before us. Vs. 11: There is no remembrance of former things, nor will there be any remembrance of things that are to come by those who will come after. Vs. 14: I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and indeed all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

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different. Modern man is no different. How then are we to sow the seeds of renewal and refreshing? Let us look to the Holy Scriptures for the answers. For it is in there that God intended us to find the missing dimension of a vibrant and splendid life. of Let us turn to the book of Acts to begin, let us take the first step from the book of Acts chapter 2:

vs. 37: Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, ‘’men and brethren what shall we do?’’ vs. 38: Then Peter said to them, ‘’repent, and let everyone of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Vs. 39: ‘’For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, so many as the Lord our God will call. Vs. 40: And with many other words he testified and exhorted them saying, ‘’be saved from this perverse generation.’’

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Vs. 41: Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. The Scriptures continue to reveal and expand: chapter 3, verse 19: ‘’Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted our so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.’’ .’’
How wonderful to realize at this point that true refreshing can only come to us in the way that the Eternal Creator God has designed and ordained it must be for every man that He has created. It is not a manreasonedman - contrived and reasoned- out way of refreshing. It selfhas nothing to do with self- hypnosis, psycho analysis, psycho therapy. Let us continue chapter 11, verse 18: When they heard these things they became excited; and they glorified God, saying, ‘’then God has also granted to the Gentiles ,

repentance to life.”
How amazing that the Creator the merciful God of Heaven has made His gift of refreshing universal and available to everyone.

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Let us continue, chapter 26 verse 17: “I will deliver you

from the Jewish people, as well as from the Gentiles to whom I now send you,’’ Vs. 18: ‘’to open their eyes in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, , and that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.’’ Vs. 19: ‘’therefore, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision, Vs. 20: ‘’but declared first to those in Damascus and in Jerusalem and throughout all the region of Judea and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent, turn to God, and , do works befitting repentance.
Let us carry on and move to II Corinthians 5:17:

‘’Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; all , things have passed away; behold all things have become new.’’
through Such a marvelous assurance through Jesus Christ our Lord by these inspired Scriptures by the Holy Spirit in us. Ephesians 4:24: Furthermore, we read in Ephesians chapter 4 that you put on the new man which
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was created according to in true righteousness and that holiness.’’ The Scriptures that follow from verses 2532 teach us how this renewal can come about and on through the next chapter verses 5 and 6. The apostle Paul inspired of God opens up the meaning of renewal in Hebrews chapter 10 verse 17-25: then he adds, ‘’their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.’’

Vs. 18: Now where there is no remission of these, there is no longer an offering for sin. Vs. 19: Therefore brethren, having boldness to enter the holiest by the blood of Jesus, , Vs. 20: By a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is His flesh, Vs. 21: And having a High Priest over the house of God, , Vs. 22: Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Vs. 23: Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. Vs. 24: And let us consider one another to stir up love and good works,
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Vs. 25: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another and so much more as you see the Day approaching.
HOW THEN ARE WE REFRESHED?

‘’Come to Me, all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you shall find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.’’ Thus invites the Lord in Matthew 11:28-30, vs. 37, On the last day, that Great Day of the Feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, ‘’If anyone thirst, let him come to Me and drink. Vs. 38, ‘’He who believes in Me, as the scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’’ Vs. 39, But these spoke he concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified,” {John 7:37-39).
Thus spoken and written, you are directed to look to the Lord Jesus Christ for your RENEWAL and your could REFRESHING. No one could do it for you except Him, our Great Shepherd and Captain of our salvation. ,

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V EDIFICATION
‘’Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of church hurch,’’ the church (I Cor. 14:12).
The ideal of Spiritual Excellence is a divine science. It is all about mastery of the subjects on – godliness. It is the eventual elimination of spiritual sloth and mediocrity. It is the building of a spiritual edifice in the temple of the Holy Spirit – YOU. For you to 2:4- 9become living stones, (1 Pet 2:4- 5, 9-10) It is encouraging – motivating others to study diligently, prayerfully, the WORD OF GOD. Study – be prepared for every good work, ( 2 Tim 2:21) motivating It is motivating in others the love for spiritual learning – to attain enlightenment and illumination, (Acts 26:18) – attended and preceded by Spiritdirected study of the Holy Scriptures, (2 Tim 2:2). NOT BY, AND FROM, THE WISDOM OF MEN. KNOWLEDGE, BUT BY THE WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE, OF
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GOD, WHICH BEGINS WITH THE FEAR OF THE LORD, WHICH IS REVERENCE FOR GOD, (Psalms 11:10; Prov 1:7))

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VI UPLIFT
The law of gravity makes us all earthbound. This appears appears to affect man’s aspirations, his hopes, dreams. The planet gets heavier, it seems, by the vanquished hopes and unfulfilled longings of every mortal alive on earth. The weight of our hurts and wounded emotions energies seems to suck all our other energies into a black hole inside of us. Spiritual Excellence attained through the FIVE SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES, incorporated in the PRIMER To The Divine Charter of Immortality.

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selfMan’s substitute is inflexible self-righteous moral excellence and man’s definition of perfection. And this consist of indelible records of the individual. His origin. His past. His present. His projected future.
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Like some well defined format. Complete with technical details and features. Where is forgiveness in all of these? Where is mercy? Where is tenderness? Where is patience? Where is kindness? The ones that really matter? Instead, man depends on dossiers and stringent personal profiles. In God’s Way, forgiveness and complete cleansing of one’s sinful past, dark history, total abject wretchedness, is totally forgiven by a loving and merciful Creator God, the Eternal all wise compassionate Heavenly Father who knows that we are anew but dust. He starts us an ew with a fresh and clean slate, white as the snow. Then, He moves us. PREFACE - LABORS OF LOVE DEDICATED TO MANKIND Directs us. Leads us. And equips us by His Holy Spirit. By the precious blood of Christ. By His . . angels, invisible ministering angels, and a host of many other helps and aids that we may never really know. He continually, consistently, constantly provides us.

‘’Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.

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For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people; but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side. Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be covered into thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee. The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephan; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense: and they shall shew forth the praises of the Lord. . All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Mebaloth shall minister unto thee; they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory.
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Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the dove? Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the Lord thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee. And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee; for in my wrath I smote thee, but in my favour have I had mercy on thee. Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought. For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted. The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, the fir tree, the pine tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet glorious. The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall
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bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee, The city of the Lord, The Zion of the Holy , One of Israel. Whereas thou hast been forsaken and hated, so that no man went through thee, I will make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations. Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the breast of kings; and thou shalt know that I the Lord am thy Savior and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob. For brass I will bring gold and for iron I will bring silver, and for wood brass, and for stones Iron: I will also make thy officers peace, and thine exactors righteousness. Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders: but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise. The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.

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Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself; for the Lord shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy morning shall be ended. Thy people also shall be all righteousness: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified. As little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the Lord will hasten it in his time.’’
(Isaiah 60:1-22).

‘’For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. And I will be found of you, saith the Lord: and I will : turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whiter I have driven you, saith the Lord; and I will bring you again into the place
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whence I caused you to be carried away captive,’’
(Jeremiah 29:11-14).

‘’I WILL lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven , and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved; he that keepth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is thy keeper; the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil; he shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.’’ (Psalms 121:1-8). ‘’And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to
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one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed: And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned. Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men. Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this people, even a marvelous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid, (Isaiah 29:11-14).

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VII HEALING & HEALTH
The human race today inhabit a polluted planet earth. The drinking water has lost its purity and most of the urban cities of the world have to treat it with chlorine or other chemical disinfectants. The food produced in most farms and fields worldwide are sustained by chemical fertilizers and pesticides. The air we all breathe is anything but pristine and clean. The human body of everyone is under attack everywhere. In such a world those who would follow Christ and be His disciples can be blessed with good health. How could that be possible? Is it God s will for God’s humans to be healthy, or for that matter the disciples and followers of Christ? The book of 3rd John with a single chapter says in verse 2:

‘’Beloved I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.’’
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So, it is quite clear that it is never God’s will that anyone should be sick. And, indeed that they ought to be healthy. Can we just wish it or are there things we must do to be healthy? To be in radiant, blessed, good health? Moreover, if we get sick, which all flesh succumb to from time to time, can we be healed? What is God’s will in this? The book of Psalms 103:1-5 discloses:

‘’Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Vs. 2: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Vs. 3: Who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases, Vs. 4: Who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies, Vs. 5: Who satisfies your mouth with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle.’’
The book of Proverbs chapter 3 verse 1: ‘’My son, do not forget My law but let your heart keep my commands. Vs. 2: for length of days and long life and peace thy will add to you.’’

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Let us continue with verse 7: ‘’Do not be wise in your

own eyes; fear the Lord and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh and strength to your bones.’’
Coupled with good health is the promise of prosperity in verses 9 and 10:

‘’Honor the Lord with your possessions, and with the first fruits of all your increase; Vs. 10: so your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine.’’
An additional promise on radiant health and the good life is made in Proverbs chapter 4:20-23:

‘’My son, give attention to My words; incline your ear to My sayings, do not let them depart from your eyes; Vs. 21: Keep them in the midst of your heart; Vs. 22:
For they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh. Vs. 23: Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.’’ Everything that comes with healing and health is preceded and attended by GOD’s MARVELOUS GRACE AND LIVING FAITH.

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Grace is a gift of the Creator God to His created mortals. Living faith is just as much another gift of God added to the little faith we have when He begins to work with us. His supreme grace is first granted to us by forgiving us from all our sins upon our REPENTANCE and acceptance of the precious shed BLOOD of the LAMB of GOD for the REMISSION of all our SINS. We are cleansed and washed in His only begotten Son’s blood. (Rev. 1:5). Thereafter, we live within His continuing grace daily. This we receive everyday in living faith. We are made aware by spiritual perception of that wondrous grace by the indwelling presence of faith in Christ (Ga. 3:26) inside of us. By the same grace, we grow in the dignity of grace itself. We advance to a higher ground in the excellence of spiritual character. God-like character. Christ-like personality. The graciousness and presence about us is discerned by others.

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The blessing of radiant good health springs in our whole existence. The freshness of the springs of shimmering life emanates from us. In that state of wellbeing we are fully nourished by consistent study, and living by every Word of God. We are fully conscious and aware of the wonderful promises of God. His divine guarantees are set forth in inspired scriptures to assure us. Thereby our faith is made very alive and flowing within every fiber of our being and our consciousness. Every blessing that comes from God by His divine providence and grace is wonderful, pleasant and good. It carries no sorrow with it, (Pr. 10:22). God is forever wanting to bless us with His grace. LISTEN, mortals of the world: The Lord declared,”Ho, everyone that thirsteth, come

ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy and eat; ye, come, buy wine and milk WITHOUT MONEY AND WITHOUT PRICE. Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? And your labor for that which satisfieth not?
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Hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good and let your soul delight itself in fatness. Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David,’’ (Isa. 55:1-3).
Living faith makes us absolutely believe, without an iota of doubt, all the promises of God. The Lord Christ Jesus confirms this to us: ‘’Whatsoever you ask the Father, in

My name He will give it to you that your joy may be full,’’ (I Jn. 1:4; II Jn. 12). ‘’With man this is impossible, with God all things are possible,’’ (Mt. 19:26; Mk. 10:27).

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VIII PEACE: THE PATH TO HAPPINESS AND JOY
It begins with our total surrender of the self. The apostle Paul was inspired to write with most distinct clarity: ‘’Casting down imaginations and every

high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.’’ (2 Cor. 10:6). .
totally When we are totally reconciled with God, all vanity selfand ego trips, all pride and self- will are banished from within us. The old ‘’We’’ or the old ‘’I’’ will cease to exist. Christ is to dwell in us. The apostle Paul said, ‘’It is not I that liveth but Christ that liveth in me,’’ (Ga. 2:20). ‘’Your life is hid with Christ in God,’’ ( Col. 3:3). All inner conflicts in our being, in our consciousness, in our actions, cease to be, The workings of God by His Holy Spirit will be the one that will take hold of our life.
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In due course, again the apostle Paul writes of the

‘’PEACE THAT PASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING’’
that will envelop your whole being through and through, (Ph. 4:7). Immediately thereafter you will behold with your own understanding and perception that before you has been cleared and made open, the path to perfect joy and happiness now in this life, in this time. And as Jesus Christ Himself said, to all everlasting, (Mk. 10:30; Ps. 23:6).

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IX TAKE POSSESSION OF YOUR SPIRITUAL HERITAGE
The Lord God Almighty reveals to His called and chosen the Golden Key that will enable them to take possession of their Spiritual Heritage. For the last 6,000 years, the immortal enemy of erected mankind has erected a forbidding door that blocked the family of man from doing thus. God allowed it to happen. Satan the devil caused the first created mortals, Adam and Eve to commit sin against their Creator. Sin became the wall that separated man from God, (Isa. 59:2). Two thousand years ago GOD sent the New Testament Messiah to manifest in human flesh and dwell among mankind for 33 and ½ years of mortal time. His purpose was to put that separation to come to an end. His Divine Messenger came to die for the mankind, sins of all mankind (Jn. 3:16).

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He was crucified. He shed His precious blood. He died on a stake. The Creator of the Universe has ordained from the beginning , and accepted the symbolism of shed blood when those who knew Him made and worshipped Him made their offering. The Holy Scriptures record the first sacrificial offering was made by Abel, (Ge. 4:4). The Bible records: ‘’And, Abel also brought the firstlings of his

flock and of the fat thereof, the Lord had respect of Abel and his offering.’
He ordained that blood would forever be a symbol (Lev., 17:11) and of atonement for the life of man ( reveals further from verses 12-14 of Leviticus 17, why it was so. The lifeblood of one animal sacrificed and made an offering for atonement will only take care of only that one man. Through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ His only begotten Son, and the shedding of His precious blood, (Rev. 1:5). And their sins were completely forgiven. They were saved from the penalty of death (Ro. 6:23). wondrous The wondrous grace of God is now available for all created mankind.

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This is the first phase of salvation. Millions of believers were not told that it is so. The final spiritual salvation can only come as a gift of God after a lifelong effort of overcoming and growing in God’s grace and knowledge of Christ. This life of overcoming must be . accompanied with the doing of good works to qualify for the reward that Christ will bring with Him when He comes. It is therefore not true what has been told believers: believers: (Matt. 24:13). ‘’once saved, always saved,’’ ( It bears repeating here: • Salvation is a gift of God. It comes by the . grace of God through faith, (Ep. 2:8-9). • The spiritual reward of a crown and honor in His kingdom is earned by the good works that we do throughout our Christian lives that we will receive when Christ returns, (Ep. 2:9-10). This reward is mentioned by the apostle Paul in, II Timothy 4:6- 8. The apostle Paul emphasized that this reward will be shared by every believer when
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Christ returns ‘’ . . . henceforth there is laid up for me a returns:

crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge shall give me at that day: and NOT TO ME ONLY, BUT UNTO ALL THEM ALSO that love His appearing.’’
The shed precious BLOOD OF THE LAMB is therefore the GOLDEN KEY that the Supreme God of Heaven has given us by which to open the door that Satan, the devil, has put up against mankind. It is ordained by God to be our SPIRITUAL POWER, by which we will overcome the invisible strongholds of evil. Therefore, if we have the Holy Spirit of God in us and by faith we have the power of the shed precious blood of the Lamb, both, or together working in our lives, our victory, our triumph, our ultimate success is guaranteed and assured, (Ps. 23:1-6; Zec. 4:6). Satan the devil and his legions of wicked spirits, all of them malignant demons, are afraid of the power of the precious blood of the Lamb. It is ordained by God to be our spiritual power and weapon by which to overcome the invisible immortal stronghold of evil, (Rev. 12:11).

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Once we hear the word of God and believe what we heard and repent, and accept the shed precious blood of Christ for the remission of our sins, we are justified with God. We are reconciled to Him. . The Lord Jesus Christ has revealed this to His disciples. This is to be made known to every believer, (Lu. 24:47). The glory of salvation is now available as a gift from God, (Mk. 16:16), by grace and faith, (Ep. 2:8,9). , But to be able to take possession of that wonderful spiritual heritage and for faith to be a living faith and not dead, it must be accompanied with good works, (Ep.2:10; Jas. 2:14-26). Indeed, all these scriptures reveal that final spiritual spiritual salvation is a gift of God. The crown, honor and . glory that comes with salvation is a reward (II Tim. 4:8; Rev. 1:6; 2:26-28) for all the good works that believers and practitioners of the faith do, (Jas.2:18-26). Thus, the ever blessed one who will use the golden key is ultimately enabled and empowered to take possession of his perfect spiritual heritage, (Ro. 8:17).

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X THE ABUNDANT LIFE
The Lord Jesus Christ revealed: ‘’I am come that they might have life, and have it more abundantly,’’ (Jn. 10:10). It is the Lord’s will that we should have a perfect existence. People have been misled that the Christian Way of Life is not so. This is a total lie. Christ the revealed: Savior also revealed: ‘’Be ye therefore perfect as your Father which is in heaven is perfect,’’ (Matt. 5:46). Why then must a Christian also suffer? The Scriptures reveal that all of these sufferings are necessary for the building and strengthening of righteous, holy, spiritual character. The Lord Jesus Christ Himself was perfected through sufferings (He. sufferings, 2:10). This truly blessed state of being, now in this life, in this time, and in the world to come is fully explained, booklet: demonstrated and shown in our free book let: “YOU
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XI YOUR TRUE ETERNAL DESTINY
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Prayer
HOLY FATHER, LORD GOD ALMIGHTY… Before your Throne in Heaven, O God, we come to worship and to adore You. We acknowledge your divine rule over all realms and dimensions of being, and our humble selves. In forever, You dwell. We see in our minds’ eye Your overall purpose for all mankind. Yes, everyone. Insignificant we were, yet You will make us to have significance and meaning because you made us to be linked with your Divine Purpose. Then we can come to have our spiritual potential to be real, fulfilled and true. We thank you for having made us to come to know by Your revelation thru the Holy Scriptures how You have foreordained to call us before the foundation of the world. You have made us to understand that our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, and our Savior, have chosen the firstfruits, in their order and sequence. Not because they were more holy, better, or good. But that they can be prepared to become immortals to rule with Christ on Earth in the first one thousand years after His return to Earth from Heaven above. To bring splendid joy 53

and happiness and peace to the many, many others in that time to come. Thereby, O God, move the hearts and minds of those you called, and will call, to make them worthy to be chosen to be drafted into the royal service of the Lord Jesus Christ. To be laborers in Your Vineyard, of which You are the Husbandman. To become fishers of men. To go, proclaim the everlasting Gospel of the Kingdom of God in all the world, to all nations. To every creature. For a witness. For a warning in this last of the last days. That Your glorious Kingdom come. That the Christ, the King of kings, and Lord of lords, return and reign over the whole Earth. That the knowledge of You may come upon the entire world as the waters cover the sea, (Isa 11:9). ALL THESE WE PRAY, IN THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.

AMEN

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