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 Satan. 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.