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Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown...

Discussion in 'Bible Study' started by Wheelz, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. We are not to believe every breath of man that flatters us with good words and fair speeches. They lead us astray away from the new commandment to have love for one another…the keeping of the daily sacrifice. They lead us into their envying and strife and to the destruction of the flesh. They defile our mortal flesh and destroy it as they preach for money.

    They do not confess that Jesus Christ IS COME (a continuous action) in our mortal flesh. They are preaching their covenant with death and their agreement with the grave: come, let us eat and drink and be merry in our church things…for tomorrow we die and go to heaven. But Jesus came into THIS WORLD so that THIS WORLD may be saved. God SENT His Son into THIS WORLD so that we may have LIFE and have it more abundantly.

    His life is to be made MANIFEST (shine) in our mortal flesh. He IS COMING in our mortal flesh and if we do keep His commandments, then He shall not tarry but ARRIVE giving us “eternal life”. The life of Jesus within us shall reveal outwardly in our mortal flesh so that the glory of God shines in this dark world. This world shall see His Word made flesh and behold His glory.

    But the deception in our churches is great. The spirit of the antichrist has made his home in all churches and denies that Jesus Christ IS COME in our mortal flesh.

    1 John 4:1-9 KJV
    (1) Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
    (2) Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
    (3) And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
    (4) Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
    (5) They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.


    Those who are of God (who show love for God is love) shall hear this and agree. Those who will hear and not believe are of the spirit ( breath) of error. They will not do His commandment to have love and will not understand and believe. They do not agree that Jesus is coming in our mortal flesh if we keep His commandment to have love for one another.

    (6) We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
    (7) Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
    (8) He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.


    God sent His only begotten Son INTO THIS WORLD so that we might LIVE NOW through Him. It is a fundamental belief to expect His life to appear in THIS WORLD as God sent His only Son into this world. Notice it does not say we have to die first.

    (9) In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.


    The spirit of the antichrist preaches a belief system that denies that the life of Jesus appears in our mortal flesh…that His salvation comes to us while we are in the flesh. Jesus’ coming in flesh (a continuous event happening in the flesh) happens to us in this earth….in the here and now…and not after we “die and go to heaven”.

    We are to “arise” from our “sleep” and have faith and be healed. We are to arise from those who are “dead” in trespasses and sins and depart from them. We shall be healed wholly in spirit, BODY and soul.

    Ephesians 5:14-15 KJV
    (14) Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
    (15) See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,


    We are to "arise" and walk out from among them and be healed.

    Mark 2:9-12 KJV
    (9) Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk?
    (10) But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,)
    (11) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house.
    (12) And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.


    We are to "arise" and go our way out from among them and our faith in Him shall make us whole in BODY, soul and spirit.

    Luke 17:17-19 KJV
    (17) And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?
    (18) There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.
    (19) And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.


    When we leave their company as commanded, it is a judgment call….which shall anger them and cause them to “persecute” us for our faith in what we hear the Spirit saying.

    1 Corinthians 5:9-13 KJV
    (9) I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:
    (10) Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.
    (11) But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

    (12) For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?
    (13) But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.

    We are NOT to shrink back unto destruction because we fear what they will be speaking towards and about us. Let us not return back to them when they will persecute us. After we have done the will of God, we shall receive the promise: “eternal life” in the here and now. We are not to cast away our confidence which has a great reward ….the appearing of the life of Jesus.

    Hebrews 10:35-39 KJV
    (35) Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.
    (36) For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.

    The LIFE of Jesus shall appear in our mortal flesh. Yet a little while, He that IS COMING (a continuous action) will arrive and will not tarry. Jesus IS COME in the flesh….even though the spirit of the antichrist denies this.

    We are to live by faith when we shall be persecuted by the unbelieving “Christians”. We are to live by faith even if we do not see His life appearing yet. We are to HOPE and believe and be PATIENT and expect Him to appear shortly in our mortal flesh and be healed. Our “souls”…the thoughts of our hearts…shall be saved because we shall be distressed by those who will persecute us. His appearing life shall bring us great joy.

    (37) For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.
    (38) Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
    (39) But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.


    They shall persecute us and we shall be tempted to render evil for their evil…but we shall receive the CROWN OF LIFE which the Lord has promised to us that love Him if we endure their evil speaking by doing His will.

    James 1:12 KJV
    (12) Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

    Jesus WAS dead and IS ALIVE now. The spirit of the antichrist preaches that we must die first when Jesus ALREADY DIED for our sins so that we do not have to die to receive HIS LIFE NOW in this mortal body.

    Revelation 2:8-11 KJV
    (8) And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;

    They will persecute us for believing that Jesus IS ALIVE now. He is risen now. His death…His sacrifice… was once and for all so that we might have life NOW. He has tasted death for every man already so that we do not have to die in this world.

    (9) I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Sata
    n.

    They will persecute us with their mouths….putting us in a “prison” of persecutions so that our faith may be tried. We shall have tribulation by them but we are to be faithful unto His death for He did not revile when He was reviled and suffered when He was threatened. We are to follow His example and be faithful unto death….dying unto sin when they shall speak evil of us as “evil doers”. If we are faithful, then he shall give us a crown of life….in the here and now for He IS ALIVE now.

    (10) Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

    If we follow Him in His steps, then their mouths which shall be burning like a furnace against us shall not harm us as their tongues set themselves on fire of “hell”.

    (11) He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.

    Do not think it strange concerning the “fiery trial” which is to try our faith in Him. They will persecute us with their tongues on fire.

    1 Peter 4:12-19 KJV
    (12) Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:

    We are to instead REJOICE as we are made partakers of Christ’s sufferings and then when His glory shall be revealed (as the LIFE OF JESUS SHALL BE MADE MANIFEST IN OUR MORTAL FLESH for all to see), we shall be glad with exceeding JOY!

    (13) But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.
    14) If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
    (15) But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters.
    (16) Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
    (17) For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
    (18) And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?


    We are to suffer according to the will of God by committing the keeping of our souls to Him in well doing as unto a faithful Creator….because we are being created into His image. We are transfigured into the image of God in Christ Jesus.

    (19) Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.

    We are to be partakers of His sufferings so that we are made partakers of His glory also that shall be revealed….in the here and now. His life shall arrive so that we may display His glory in this world….and not after we “die and go to heaven”.

    1 Peter 5:1-11 KJV
    (1) The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:
    (2) Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;
    (3) Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.


    We shall receive a crown of glory that FADES NOT AWAY….in the here and now. Our mortal flesh shall not perish in the decay towards the grave.

    (4) And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
    (5) Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.


    We are to hear what the Spirit is saying as preached by the “elders” and be clothed with humility towards each other so that He may exalt us in due time.

    (6) Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
    (7) Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.


    The persecutors shall speak evil of us. As a roaring lion, they shall walk about with their mouths seeking whom they may devour in the “second death”…the mouth that will be on fire with wrathful speaking.

    (8) Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:


    We are to resist them in the faith knowing that others shall be experiencing the same afflictions by the unbelieving “Christians” that we shall leave.

    (9) Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

    He calls us unto His “eternal” glory by Christ Jesus. His life shall appear in our mortal flesh…in the here and now …to our immense joy. He shall make us complete in Him and will establish and strengthen and settle us.

    (10) But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
    (11) To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.


    Their “fiery trial” shall not harm us as they will speak against us being full of wrath….

    Daniel 3:19-30 KJV
    (19) Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego: therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated.
    (20) And he commanded the most mighty men that were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace.


    ….and we are to put on the full armor of God so to endure their persecutions….

    (21) Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
    (22) Therefore because the king's commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding hot, the flame of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
    (23) And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
    (24) Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king.


    We are to follow in the footsteps of the Son of God as we walk in the midst of the “fire”….amidst their persecutions. If we follow Him, then the “second death” shall not harm us. No hurt shall come upon us for we shall follow Him in the midst of their "fiery trial".

    (25) He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.
    (26) Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace, and spake, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, ye servants of the most high God, come forth, and come hither. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, came forth of the midst of the fire.
    (27) And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king's counsellors, being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them.
    (28) Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king's word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God.
    (29) Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and language, which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no other God that can deliver after this sort.
    (30) Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, in the province of Babylon.


    He is coming quickly....so we are to hold fast that which we have so that no man shall take away our crown of life that He bestows upon us with the revealing of His life in our mortal flesh in the here and now.

    Revelation 3:11 KJV
    (11) Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

     
  2. They….the unbelieving “Christians” in this coming time….shall persecute us for our faith in Christ Jesus who WAS dead and IS alive now. They will insist that we have to die first when Jesus has already died and is now alive so that we may have life now. They deny that Jesus IS COME in our mortal flesh. They want to make the tomb a sure thing and keep us in them with their handwriting of carnal ordinances written by men vainly puffed up in their fleshly minds. But God has mercy upon us and delivers us from the wicked and unreasonable men.

    God has called us unto His eternal (age-lasting) glory by Christ Jesus. The life of Jesus will be made manifest in our MORTAL FLESH in the here and now. But we must hear Him and depart from those who are living in error. We shall suffer though for “a while” by those who will test our faith in Him with their fiery language and false accusations.

    1 Peter 5:
    (10) But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

    Our faith shall be tested by those who will not believe and will speak evil of us….the “fire” that will test us. The “light affliction” shall only be but for a “moment” but works for us as far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory …as the life of Jesus shall appear in us for all to see.

    2 Corinthians 4:
    (17) For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

    We shall have tribulation….suffering…for a little while…. “ten days”… signifying completion of the testing of our faith. But nothing will compare to the exceeding joy that we shall receive when His life appears in our mortal flesh….as He will give us that crown of life in this world for all to see His glory and honor and praise.

    Revelation 2:
    (10) Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

    We are to make the Word flesh by keeping His commandments. We are to have love for one another. We are to bless those who will curse us for our faith.

    If we look in Daniel, we find the “ten days” that Daniel was also tested in. Daniel determined not to defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat nor with his wine.

    Instead, Daniel ate “pulse”…which in the Hebrew means “something sown” and he drank water. We also are to eat of the fruits of the Spirit by sowing to the Spirit (something sown) and drink the living water. The one who sows to the Spirit (the “pulse”) will reap eternal life from the Spirit.

    But those who will sow to the flesh will reap decay in their mortal flesh….as did those who did eat of the portion of the king’s meat. We can not beat upon the servants of God and eat and drink with the drunken so to speak and reap eternal life. We must sow according to the Spirit…always...even in the testing of our faith by the unbelievers of our churches who will call us "evil doers" for no longer running together with them in their gatherings....their idolatrous banquetings.

    Daniel 1:
    (12) Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink.
    (13) Then let our countenances be looked upon before thee, and the countenance of the children that eat of the portion of the king's meat: and as thou seest, deal with thy servants.
    (14) So he consented to them in this matter, and proved them ten days.


    Those who will sow according to the Spirit shall reap “eternal life”……as the life of Jesus will be made manifest in our mortal flesh. At the end of “ten days”, we shall receive a crown of life. The ten days signifies the completion of the trial of our faith.

    (15) And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the portion of the king's meat.

    In Daniel 3, when we hear the sound of all kinds of “music” (ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer), we are to worship and serve God ONLY and not the things of religious-sounding men who speak what they do not understand.

    Religious-sounding men will demand that their followers worship their church things….their church fathers’ ways and thoughts…..their traditions and commandments….which are all motivated to gather “silver and gold” from their followers. They will command this at the hearing of the Scriptures being opened up to our understanding…..at the hearing of all kinds of music….at the hearing of the praising of the Lord. We are not redeemed by their things.

    Daniel 3:
    (4) Then an herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages,
    (5) T
    hat at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up:

    Let EVERY THING that has breath praise Jehovah. We are to hear the Scriptures sing with meaning and praise Him for every thing instead of falling down and worshipping the things of men who love to be first among their congregations. Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. Praise Him with our hearts and voices.

    Psalms 150:
    (1) Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.
    (2) Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.
    (3) Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.

    (4) Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.
    (5) Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.
    (6) Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.


    We are to not follow after that which is evil for in this coming time, men who will love to be first among their congregations shall reject what they hear. They will not receive the Scripture of Truth (the Writings interpreted by Christ).

    Those who are in honor without understanding are like the beasts that perish. Let us not fall down and worship their bad behavior by following after their pernicious ways. Instead, let us hear the “new song” of the Truth and worship God…praising Him with all of our being.

    3 John 1:
    (9) I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.
    (10) Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth them out of the church.
    (11) Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.


    When we hear the “new song” being sung, we are to worship God only and not men who will behave like beasts towards what they hear. He puts a new song in our mouths….praise unto God…and many shall see it and fear and shall trust in Him and not trust in religious-sounding men.

    Psalms 40:
    (1) To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
    (2) He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.
    (3) And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.


    Blessed is that man that makes Jehovah his trust and respects not the proud nor turn aside to their lies. Let us not fall down and worship proud men and follow their falsehoods but trust in God only.

    (4) Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

    Blessed is the man that will not walk in the counsel of the ungodly in their churches. They will not be established in the pernicious ways of sinners nor will they sit in the seat of the mockers of the Truth.

    Psalms 1:
    (1) Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

    The man who will do none of those things shall delight in the commandment of Jehovah…to have love for one another.

    (2) But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

    He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of living water…..as he will drink in what he hears the Spirit saying. He will bring forth the fruit of righteousness towards who it is due. He will hear the good Word of God and do what it says and will inherit “eternal life”.

    (3) And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

    That man will eat "pulse"only...sowing after the Spirit and will drink in the living water of the Spirit. He will hear what the Spirit is saying and will do His will to have love for one another and will not follow after the pernicious ways of their unbelieving church leaders.


     
  3. When we hear all kinds of “music”…..the singing of the Scriptures praising God with all meaning, we are not to bow down to the things of religious-sounding men…honoring men who have no understanding over God. Instead, we are to praise God and rejoice in the hearing of His good Word.

    When we shall cease from their sin, we shall suffer persecution from those we shall no longer “run” with….that is, gather together with them in their churches of idolatry.

    1 Peter 4:

    (1) Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;

    We shall not bow down to their things…living to the lusts of men….but instead live the rest of our time (having eternal life) to the will of God.

    (2) That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

    We shall no longer live according to the will of men in the high places of our churches. We shall no longer participate in their “churches” where there is envy and strife and preaching after money….abominable “idolatries”….image worshipping. Whose graven image is on all money? Man’s. We are not to preach for money but freely give as we have freely received.

    (3) 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:

    The wicked shall not understand these things. They will speak evil of us….throwing us into the “furnace” of fire. Their tongues shall “flame” us for no longer keeping company with them…..as we shall not “run” together with them in their bowing down to the things of men.

    (4) Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:
    (5) Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.


    They shall be judged according to men in the flesh as they shall behave after the flesh in their wrath, envy, strife, contention, and vilification of those who will no longer participate with them in their churches. They themselves shall be saved but they shall suffer loss for they shall die in their sins and not be able to participate in bringing the kingdom of God upon all of the earth through His Word.

    (6) For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.


    They shall speak evil of us….flaming us with malicious words…..throwing us into their “burning fiery furnace” of wrath. They shall be full of wrath…..as the furnace will be heated 7 times (fullness of wrath).

    Daniel 3:
    (6) And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.
    (7) Therefore at that time, when all the people heard the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and all kinds of musick, all the people, the nations, and the languages, fell down and worshipped the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.

    But we are to be servants of God and not return evil for their evil. We shall be kept safe by the power of God through faith unto the salvation that shall be revealed. The power of God shall keep us safe through their many temptations as they will speak evil of us ….but we are not to give in to their evil and return it.

    Peter 1:5-8 KJV
    (5) Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
    (6) Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season,
    if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:

    The trial of our faith in the “fire” shall be much more precious than the gold that perishes. Their riches shall perish but our faith shall be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ whose life shall be manifest in our mortal bodies.

    (7) That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:


    We are to have FAITH that He shall appear in our mortal flesh in due time.

    (8) Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:


    The appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ shall be shown in due time….in God’s timing.

    1 Timothy 6:
    (14) That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:
    (15) Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;
    (16) Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.


    Nebuchadnezzar saw the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ in the 3 men thrown into the furnace.

    Daniel 3:
    (23) And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
    (24) Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king.


    We are to walk in the midst of their “fire” following in the Lord’s steps. We are to be free from sin as we walk in His footsteps and He shall appear in our mortal flesh. The “second death” shall not harm us and we shall be crowned with the crown of Life….HIS LIFE appearing in our mortal flesh: the “form” of the fourth is like the Son of God.

    (25) He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.

    (26) Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace, and spake, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, ye servants of the most high God, come forth, and come hither. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, came forth of the midst of the fire.

    Their “flaming” us in their wrath shall not harm us. The “second death” shall not singe us at all. The fire will have no power over our mortal bodies to decay us.

    (27) And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king's counsellors, being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them
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    And they that shall see this, shall glorify God: Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego,

    (28) Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king's word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God.
    (29) Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and language, which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no other God that can deliver after this sort.


    Their evil speaking of us shall war against our souls…but we are to abstain from rendering evil for evil .

    1 Peter 2:
    (11) Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

    They, like Nebuchadnezzar, shall behold and glorify God in the day of visitation….as the Life of Jesus shall be made manifest in us (the form of the fourth is like the Son of God).

    (12) Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

    Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego….

    (28) Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king's word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God.

    Listen to the decree of the king that he gave for the sake of God…

    (29) Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and language, which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no other God that can deliver after this sort.
    (30) Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, in the province of Babylon.

    1 Peter 2:
    (13) Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;
    (14) Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.


    If we do well, we shall put to silence the ignorance of foolish men…being servants of God just like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.


    (15) For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
    (16) As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
    (17) Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.
     

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