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Labors

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J.M. CARDONA
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“DEDICATED TO MANKIND’’

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PREFACE - LABORS OF LOVE DEDICATED TO MANKIND

PREFACE
THE total scope of our job is fully revealed in the following
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.

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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 DEDICATED TO MANKIND

LABORS OF
LOVE
Excerpted from the
“DEDICATED TO MANKIND’’

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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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Who will speak for them? Who will deliver
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 Coun try 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


vanity and endless
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
(GNP). Work! 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
credits. This is the format – the jig – the
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
become fully centralized (Rev. 18:1-18:1-5), 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
decide and take?

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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tempts, causes men to sin - - - to blaspheme their
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
Perfect System!

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.

Oh, what a blessed release into the wonders


wonders of true
spiritual liberty!

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LABORS OF LOVE DEDICATED TO MANKIND

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FREEDOM!
Oh, the sweet taste of freedom! Man is born free.
Then he was, point by point, degree by degree, tricked
into spiritual bondage. A condition worse than 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,
a victim, wittingly or unwittingly of his
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
of wicked spirits and demons.
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, Shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of
‘’ARISE
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


your life
life at last. Economic and financial freedom-
freedom-
Freedom 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 past are fully lifted. ‘ ’Though your sins are
unforgiven
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).

When you are


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
invisible evil spirits that co-
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
confusion, turmoil andan 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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LABORS OF LOVE DEDICATED TO MANKIND

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 MIGHT
COMPREHEND THE SCRIPTURES.

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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LABORS OF LOVE DEDICATED TO MANKIND

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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
a sense of tiring descends from 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 whenwhen man desperately need
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
endeavor to look for the answers. He falls back on aand
nd
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


born of woman is merely
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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Modern man is no different.
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.

Let us turn to the book of


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
man-
man - contrived and reasoned-
reasoned- out way of refreshing. It
has nothing to do with self-
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.’’

Such a marvelous assurance through


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
holiness.’’ The Scriptures that
that follow from verses 25-
32 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
REFRESHING. No one could could do it for you except
Him,, our Great Shepherd and Captain of our salvation.

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LABORS OF LOVE DEDICATED TO MANKIND

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EDIFICATION
‘’Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of
spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of
the cchurch
hurch,’’ (I Cor. 14:12).
hurch

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
become living stones, (1 Pet 2:4-
2:4- 5, 9-
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)

It is motivating
motivating in others the love for spiritual
learning – to attain enlightenment and illumination,
(Acts 26:18) – attended and preceded by Spirit-
directed study of the Holy Scriptures, (2 Tim 2:2).
NOT BY, AND FROM, THE WISDOM OF MEN.
BUT BY THE WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE, 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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LABORS OF LOVE DEDICATED TO MANKIND

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
seems to suck all our other energies
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.

PREFACE - LABORS OF LOVE DEDICATED


TO MANKIND

Man’s substitute is inflexible self-


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
but dust. He starts us anew
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
invisible ministering angels,
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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LABORS OF LOVE DEDICATED TO MANKIND

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


God s will for
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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LABORS OF LOVE DEDICATED TO MANKIND

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).

When we are totally


totally reconciled with God, all vanity
and ego trips, all pride and self-
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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LABORS OF LOVE DEDICATED TO MANKIND

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


mankind has erected
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
sins of all mankind,
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
and worshipped Him made
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


of atonement for the life of man (Lev.,
( 17:11) and
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 onlyonly take care of
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).
The wondrous
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:
‘’once saved, always saved,’’ (Matt.
( 24:13).

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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returns ‘’ . . . henceforth there is laid up for me a
Christ 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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LABORS OF LOVE DEDICATED TO MANKIND

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: ‘’Be ye therefore perfect as your
Savior also revealed:
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,
sufferings (He.
2:10).

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LABORS OF LOVE DEDICATED TO MANKIND

XI
YOUR TRUE
ETERNAL DESTINY

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LABORS OF LOVE DEDICATED TO MANKIND

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

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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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