Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed....

Discussion in 'Bible Study' started by Wheelz, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. Let us not sit together with those who are using their mouths to seduce MULTITUDES astray from the keeping of the commandment to have love for one another. They use their tongues (the “woman” to the hidden “man of the heart”) to speak alluring words in order to led us astray and into their churches of envy, strife and hatred of one another.

    The “strange woman” preaches things that they ought not be for money. They speak flattering words and lead many astray unto the destruction of the flesh. NONE that go unto them return again. The life of Jesus is not being made manifest in the flesh of their followers so that they might have “eternal life” in the here and now. Their “house” inclines unto our death…the death of the mortal body.

    Proverbs 2:16-19 KJV
    (16) To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words;
    (17) Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God.
    (18) For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead.
    (19) None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.


    We can not sit together with them. They deny that Jesus IS COMING in our mortal flesh. This is a PRESENT TENSE continuous action. They are “antichrist” as they are opposing His life from appearing in our mortal flesh. But God who already has raised up the Lord will raise us up also by His own power NOW if we believe.

    1 Corinthians 6:14-20 KJV
    (14) And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.

    Our mortal bodies are the members of Christ who is ALREADY ALIVE and so we are made ALIVE NOW with His existing life.

    (15) Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.


    Yet, if we are sitting with those who are handling the Word of God deceitfully in order to get unjust gain… as they are preaching for money, then we are ONE FLESH with them and are decaying away to the grave with them. NONE that go unto the churches of carnal men are taking hold of the paths of life for they are entering into the WIDE path to their destruction of their mortal flesh. We can not be joined together with them.

    (16) What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
    (17) But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.


    We are sinning against our very own mortal body when we sit with those who are using their mouths for flattery and leading many astray.

    (18) Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

    Our MORTAL BODY is the temple of the Holy Spirit which is in us. We are not our own for we are bought with a price. We are to glorify our God in our body and not sit together in the churches of carnal men who are preaching for money and leading many down the broad way to the destruction of the flesh.

    (19) What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
    (20) For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.


    The Spirit is our earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the PURCHASED POSSESSION. Our mortal body is of that purchased possession which shall be redeemed….saved…so that the world may see His appearing life in our outer flesh so that they may praise God. The world shall see the Light of the good news of our salvation by seeing His life being made manifest in our mortal flesh. We are to be the display of His glory and power which will lead the world to see and praise God…..unto the praise of His glory.

    Ephesians 1:12-14 KJV
    (12) That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
    (13) In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
    (14) Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.


    We have this treasure in earthen vessels so that the power can only be seen of God to this dark world. We are His “purchased possession”. The evidences of His purchase of us is the Holy Spirit that we are SEALED with (the sealed evidence) until the redemption of our mortal bodies which gives us eternal life in the here and now (the evidence which is OPEN).

    They….the evidences…are put in our earthen vessels so that we may CONTINUE MANY DAYS….having “eternal life” in the here and now. The “open evidence” is the appearing life of Jesus in our outer mortal flesh (the epiphany of Christ ) so that the world may see and glorify God. WE are SEALED with the Spirit unto the giving of the evidence which is open....eternal life in the here and now so that we may continue MANY DAYS upon this earth and the world shall see His life and glorify Him

    Jeremiah 32:13-15 KJV
    (13) And I charged Baruch before them, saying,
    (14) Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Take these evidences, this evidence of the purchase, both which is sealed, and this evidence which is open; and put them in an earthen vessel, that they may continue many days.
    (15) For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Houses and fields and vineyards shall be possessed again in this land.


    We…who first trust in Christ WITHOUT seeing Him yet….have the firstfruits of the Spirit (the sealed evidence) as we WAIT for the redemption of our mortal body.

    Romans 8:23-25 KJV
    (23) And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

    We are saved by HOPE…but hope that is SEEN is not hope for what man hopes for what he sees. The MAN hopes for something that is seen by MAN. HE is to be seen in this world by men.

    (24) For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?

    If we have hope for His life to appear in our mortal flesh (not seeing Him yet), then we have patience and wait for it….the redemption of our mortal bodies in the here and now (taking hold of “eternal life”).

    (25) But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it
    .

    If we ONLY have hope in this life for Christ, then we are truly men most miserable. How can the world believe without them seeing? But we who first trust in Christ have hope for His appearing life in our mortal flesh in the here and now (in THIS LIFE). We believe Him with seeing Him and then will see Him. The world will only believe when they see Him appear outwardly in our lives.

    1 Corinthians 15:19-20 KJV
    (19) If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.

    But it is NOW that Christ IS RISEN from the dead. If He is alive now, we partake of that existing life of Him NOW and not after we physically die and “go to heaven”.

    (20) But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

    The deceiver and ANTICHRIST is denying that Jesus Christ IS COMING in our mortal flesh. They are preaching their covenant with death as though it was not an enemy to be overcome in Him.

    They are leading MANY MULTITUDES astray from the commandment to have love for one another. They are leading multitudes down the broad way unto the destruction of their mortal flesh so that His life is never made manifest in their mortal bodies. The Son of man (the outer manifestation of Christ in our mortal flesh) is being betrayed into the hands of sinners who are preaching for money and leading many astray and the world never sees the Light.

    2 John 1:5-13 KJV
    (5) And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.
    (6) And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.
    (7) For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.


    Let no man beguile you of your reward: eternal life in the here and now. We can not keep company with them or we become ONE FLESH with them and are suffering loss (of the reward of eternal life for our redeemed mortal bodies in the here and now).

    (8) Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.
    (9) Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.


    We are to ABIDE in the doctrine of Christ who taught us to have love for one another. If we receive those men who do not bring this doctrine, we are not to receive them in our house nor bid them rejoice in their activities by giving them money for their deceitful preaching. If we sit together with them, we are made partakers of their evil deeds and are ONE FLESH with them as we decay away to the grave with them .

    (10) If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
    (11) For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.


    We shall see Him face to face so that our joy may be FULL. He that IS COMING will fully arrive to our JOY and no man shall take away that joy as His life is made fully manifest in our mortal flesh.

    (12) Having many things to write unto you, I would not write with paper and ink: but I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be full.
    (13) The children of thy elect sister greet thee. Amen.


    When we hear the good news of our NOW salvation and leave the company of unbelieving churches, they will persecute us . Yet, we are then partaking of His sufferings with Him when we endure their persecutions (as they will call us “evil doers”) with goodness.

    1 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:


    We endure their persecutions without rendering evil for their evil (being faithful unto the death of Christ who did not return evil unto those who did crucify Him), so that we might be FOUND unto praise and honor and glory at the APPEARING of Jesus Christ whose life shall APPEAR in our mortal flesh for all to see.

    (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:

    Though we have not seen Him yet in our mortal flesh, we love Him and BELIEVE and are hoping for His appearing. But if hope is the only thing we have in this life, then we are truly men most miserable.

    (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 antichrist and deceiver is selling hope ONLY in this life as they preach their covenant with death and their agreement with the grave. They are selling hope only without any tangible reward in this life. The world can NOT see the Light of God as they are all decaying away to the grave. The Son of man is being betrayed with guile and deceit as His life is being prevented from appearing. He gives HIS FLESH for the life of the world yet the antichrist denies that Jesus IS COMING in our mortal flesh.

    Yet , we are to be to the praise of his glory, who first trust in Christ.
    We trust in Him after that we hear the Word of Truth, the good news (the “gospel”) of our salvation. Salvation is NOW. NOW is the accepted time. Let us not listen to men who preach for money and do not understand these things. Let us hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches and not react in wrath and unbelief.

    Ephesians 1:2-14 KJV
    (2) Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
    (3) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
    (4) According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
    (5) Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
    (6) To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
    (7) In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
    (8) Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
    (9) Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:


    In the dispensation of the fullness of times, He will gather together in one all things in Christ. The world shall see Him in us….His appearing life…and will glorify God and follow Him so that they may have His life also.

    (10) That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
    (11) In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

    (12) That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
    (13) In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
    (14) Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

    Let us hear the testimony and BELIEVE so that we may be to the praise of His glory for His life shall appear in us FIRST who have believed what we hear WITHOUT seeing Him yet.

    2 Thessalonians 1:10-12 KJV
    (10) When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.
    (11) Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power:
    (12) That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ
    .

    He that IS COMING (presently and continuously) in our mortal flesh, shall fully arrive and not tarry.

    Hebrews 10:35-37 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.
    (37) For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.


    The world does not know us...the sons of God….yet.

    1 John 3:1-7 KJV
    (1) Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

    But He shall appear to the world in us…..the sons of God are made manifest in this world by the appearing life of Jesus in our mortal flesh.

    (2) Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

    And we that have this hope of His appearing life to this dark world, purifies ourselves even as He is pure.

    (3) And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
    (4) Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
    (5) And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.


    Those who ABIDE in Him sin not. Whoever sins (speaking evil), has not SEEN Him neither knows Him.

    (6) Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.

    Let no man DECEIVE you for those who do righteousness is righteous even as He is righteous.

    (7) Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.

    We, who believe without seeing Him yet, are made alive with Him first (Christ the firstfruits)….and then the world shall be His who shall only believe when they see Him shall be His. The world shall see His life appear in us (those who believed without seeing) and then believe.

    1 Corinthians 15:22-24 KJV
    (22) For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
    (23) But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.
    (24) Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.


    Like doubting Thomas.....The world will only believe when they see Him in us.

    John 20:24-29 KJV
    (24) But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.
    (25) The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.
    (26) And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.
    (27) Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.


    The world will then praise God when they see His life appearing in us.

    (28) And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.

    But blessed are they that HAVE NOW SEEN Him and yet BELIEVE. They will be to the praise of His glory.

    (29) Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
     
  2. What I meant to say in end of the previous post: But blessed are they that HAVE NOT SEEN Him and yet BELIEVE. They will be to the praise of His glory.

    The LIFE shall be made manifest in our MORTAL BODY if we keep the “daily” sacrifice….

    2 Corinthians 4:7-11 KJV
    (7) But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
    (8) We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
    (9) Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;


    ….this is the “manifestation of the sons of God” that will be made apparent to all creation who will see His appearing glory in us. We are to be “signs”…appearing wonders…in this world that Jesus IS ALIVE for we are made ALIVE by His manifest Life in our mortal flesh in this world.

    (10) Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
    (11) For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.


    We are then to go into ALL of the world and preach the good news to every creature. We shall be the message….the epistle of Christ to be known and read by ALL men.

    Mark 16:15-16 KJV
    (15) And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
    (16) He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.


    He shows Himself ALIVE to the world by His many infallible proofs….and WE are His infallible proofs (which means “signs”) that the world shall see and which can not deny that He is truly ALIVE NOW for we ARE ALIVE in Him NOW. We show that Jesus IS ALIVE NOW by having His life being made manifest in our mortal flesh when we keep the dying of the Lord Jesus in our bodies (after His “passion”).

    Acts 1:1-3 KJV
    (1) The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,
    (2) Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:
    (3) To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:


    He…. through the Holy Spirit…. has given commandments unto the apostles whom He has chosen and we are to hear the testimony and believe and DO His commandments.

    Isaiah 8:16-18 KJV
    (16) Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.

    The appearing of His life in our mortal flesh is the “sign” that He IS ALIVE that shall be shown unto all of the world.

    We are to wait upon Him and look for Him to appear in our lives.

    (17) And I will wait upon the LORD, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

    Behold, we shall be appearing signs and wonders of Him in this dark world…signs that He IS ALIVE of which no one can deny. Jesus is at the right hand of God in heaven but we are the appearing "signs" of Him in this earth that He is ALIVE.

    (18) Behold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.

    He shall come to be glorified in His saints for we will have BELIEVED in the testimony of the biblical witnesses….bind up the testimony. We shall be the first to trust Christ without seeing Him yet so that the world shall see and then believe. We shall be to the “praise of His glory” who first trust in Him without yet seeing Him. When He shall appear in us, we shall appear with Him in glory and the world shall see His appearing life in us and will glorify God.

    2 Thessalonians 1:10-12 KJV
    (10) When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.
    (11) Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power:
    (12) That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.


    We are to be the MANIFESTED living epistle of Christ to be known read of ALL men…

    2 Corinthians 3:1-3 KJV
    (1) Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you?
    (2) Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:
    (3) Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the hea
    rt.

    …for we (with open face) are beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord and are being changed (transformed, transfigured) into the same image from glory to glory (from inside to out) by the Spirit of the Lord.

    2 Corinthians 3:18 KJV
    (18) But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

    Jesus IS COMING in the flesh….our mortal flesh… as we are being transformed into His image. Don’t let men beguile you of your reward. Jesus IS COMING QUICKLY so we are not to let men take our crown of life with their deceptions and persecutions. Let us take hold of eternal life NOW.. We are to endure unto the end so that we may go out into ALL of the world and show forth His Light in the darkness of this world.

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

    If we are “dead” with Christ….dead to sin, then we shall also LIVE WITH HIM….NOW. We are to BELIEVE that we are alive with Him. We are to KNOW that Christ being raised from the dead does NOT die any more for death has no more dominion over Him. Why listen to men that are denying this by preaching we are to physically die when Jesus WAS dead but IS ALIVE now and forever more? His appearing life gives us His LIFE NOW so that the world may see and glorify God.

    Romans 6:5-12 KJV
    (5) For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
    (6) Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
    (7) For he that is dead is freed from sin.
    (8) Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:
    (9) Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.
    (10) For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.


    Let us not listen to carnal men who are denying that the life of Jesus is to be made manifest in our mortal flesh but instead reckon ourselves ALIVE unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord who does not die any more for death has no more dominion over Him.

    (11) Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

    Let not sin therefore reign in our MORTAL bodies…of which we are to reckon is ALIVE in Him.

    (12) Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.

    Jesus ALREADY DIED for us and rose again. If any MAN be in Christ, he is a new creature for the “old things” ARE passed away and behold, all things are become new….in the HERE AND NOW.

    2 Corinthians 5:14-21 KJV
    (14) For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:
    (15) And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
    (16) Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.
    (17) Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
    (18) And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;


    We have this Word of reconciliation which we are to show the world.

    (19) To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
    (20) Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
    (21) For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.


    If we can OVERCOME , then the “old things” are passed away. The “old things” are the former things of DEATH, sorrow, crying, pain of which we shall no longer experience in this world for He shall tabernacle among us and dwell with us and we shall be His people.

    Revelation 21:3-7 KJV
    (3) And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
    (4) And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
    (5) And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
    (6) And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
    (7) He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.


    We shall then be His “infallible proofs”…signs….that will show that He IS ALIVE to this world as we speak the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.

    Acts 1:3
    To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:

    We are then to speak of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God….for the kingdoms of this world are to become His.

    Daniel 2:44 KJV
    (44) And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.

    We are to speak of the things pertaining to the reign of God….ALL dominions shall serve and obey Him.

    Daniel 7:27 KJV
    (27) And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.

    The kingdoms of this world are to become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ and He shall reign into the ages of ages.

    Revelation 11:15 KJV
    (15) And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

    As Jesus showed Himself alive for 40 days by many infallible proofs, Jonah showed himself also alive and preached of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God. “Nineveh” represents the world…people who can’t discern their right from their left hand.

    Jonah 3:1-5 KJV
    (1) And the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the second time, saying,
    (2) Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee.
    (3) So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, according to the word of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an exceeding great city of three days' journey.


    The kingdoms of this world shall become the kingdoms of our Lord and His Anointed. The kingdoms of this world shall be overthrown if they do not change their minds and believe God. We are to be His “signs”….the appearing life of Christ in our mortal flesh….so that the world shall see and repent. Jonah didn’t have to say much for Jonah himself was THE “sign” to the Ninevites. Death had no more dominion over him for the fish did vomit him after God spoke unto the fish.

    (4) And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.
    (5) So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.


    He that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. After we have successfully endured the deceptions and persecutions of those whom we leave behind (the churches of carnal, unbelieving men), then the GOSPEL of the KINGDOM shall be preached in ALL of the world (to “Nineveh”) for a witness unto all the nations and then the end shall come.

    We, Christ the “first fruits”, shall be made alive in Him first (for we believe His testimony without seeing Him yet). Then, those who shall be His at His presence (for the world which shall see His appearing life in our mortal flesh and then believe) shall be made alive. EVERY man in his order.

    Matthew 24:11-14 KJV
    (11) And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
    (12) And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
    (13) But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
    (14) And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.


    Yet, the unbelieving of the churches will resist the Spirit and persecute those who are escaping from them. But those who will have successfully overcome and escape from the churches of carnal men shall go unto the nations of ALL of the world and shall declare His glory among the nations (the Gentiles).

    Isaiah 66:18-24 KJV
    (18) For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory.

    God will set a “sign” among us who escape from the churches of those who will not receive the love of the Truth and be saved but will instead take pleasure in their unrighteousness.

    The word “sign” means an “appearing signal”…which is the manifestation of the LIFE of Jesus appearing in our mortal flesh so that the world may see. They shall SEE His glory. They shall see the Light in the darkness of this world. They shall hear of His fame and go and SEE His glory that appears in our mortal flesh which gives us “eternal life” in the here and now. We shall be as “stars” leading many unto His righteousness. The “wise men” saw the star first which lead them to Jesus…the righteousness of God.

    (19) And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape of them unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar off, that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles.

    They will SEE His glory in us and will glorify God who is in heaven.

    (20) And they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto the LORD out of all nations upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, saith the LORD, as the children of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of the LORD.
    (21) And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites, saith the LORD.
    (22) For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.


    From one “new moon” to another….as the life of Jesus APPEARS in the mortal flesh of those who will hear and believe and are looking for His life to appear. The life of Jesus shall appear in each of us…from one to another and those who shall see His appearing life shall see and believe and rest from their own works of envy and strife (keeping the true Sabbath). ALL FLESH shall come to worship before Him. They will not resist the Spirit and persecute those who preach but shall rest from their works as they will see and believe.

    (23) And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD.

    The world shall be reconciled to Him and yet those who will not believe in the churches of men shall be full of wrath and lamentation. Their “worm” shall not die. The word “worm” comes from the word which means “to blurt or utter inconsiderately” .

    Their tongues shall be as fire which shall give them torment as they will transgress against Him. They will not have received the love of the Truth so that they may be saved but instead will have taken pleasure in their unrighteousness as they will have persecuted those who will “escape” from them. The tongue is a fire which will torment them and they will have no understanding. The wicked shall not understand and will be like the churning of the sea which can not rest. There will be no peace for the wicked.

    (24) And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.

    Outside the understanding will be those who will take pleasure in their own unrighteousness. They will not listen to the Spirit and DO His commandments.

    Revelation 22:14-15 KJV
    (14) Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
    (15) For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.


    The evil and adulterous generation will be those unbelieving of the churches of men in this coming time. They will hear the Spirit but will resist and contradict and persecute those who will preach the Word of Truth to them…to their own loss. They will have rejected their own mercy. They will have rejected such a great salvation in order to keep the doctrines and commandments of men that do not save the flesh of any man.

    Matthew 12:39-45 KJV
    (39) But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:
    (40) For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.


    Yet, it will be the men of the world (the men of Nineveh) who will hear and believe and rise in judgment and shall condemn the unbelieving churches of men.

    (41) The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.
    (42) The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.


    The wicked generation of carnal church men shall speak evil of the things that they do not understand. The “unclean spirit”…the unclean breath…will go out of their mouths as they speak evil of those who will preach His words. Yet, those who will preach His words shall not render evil for their evil. The “unclean” breath of theirs shall not find a place to “rest” as we shall not return evil for their evil.

    (43) When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.

    If we do NOT return evil for their evil, the unclean breath that carried evil words to our ears will then return back to the man it came out of and will find it empty….as His Word shall have no place in their hearts. The Word shall not be found in their hearts for it shall have no place for it.

    (44) Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.

    They will then wax worse and worse…..

    (45) Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

    We are not to render evil for their evil. All that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution by those whom we escape from….the churches of wicked men who will speak evil of what they hear the Spirit saying to their ears.

    2 Timothy 3:12-13 KJV
    (12) Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

    But evil men who will speak all kinds of evil (with an evil breath) shall wax worse and worse,
    deceiving and being deceived The wicked shall not have peace. The wicked shall not understand as they will experience torment from their own evil speakings.

    (13) But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

    The men of the world shall believe before them. “This generation” refers to those who will hear what the Spirit is saying and will not DO His commandments. “THIS GENERATION” will be those who are pure in their own eyes and yet will not be washed from their filthiness. They will not receive the love of the Truth and be saved and will find pleasure in their unrighteousness.

    Proverbs 30:11-14 KJV
    (11) There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.
    (12) There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.
    (13) There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.
    (14) There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.
     
  3. The Lord speaks through the Spirit in the words of those servants whom He will send out to the churches in this coming time. Those who will hear them will be hearing Him but those who will despise them will be despising Him.

    We are to be “watchful”…awake to His righteousness… at all times or be found by Him not letting brotherly love continue at an hour we do not expect Him. Many leaders in the churches will be found “smiting” with evil words and false accusations His servants whom He will send out to preach what they hear the Spirit saying.

    Matthew 24:48-51 KJV
    (48) But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;
    (49) And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
    (50) The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,


    They will not believe in what they hear and will act without brotherly love towards the brothers sent to speak His words of life and spirit to them. They say they know God but will not DO His commandments and will be appointed their portion with the hypocrites where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth ….anguish and rage.

    (51) And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

    They will be appointed their portion with the hypocrites where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth for their own tongues shall be as a fire which will bring them torment….grief and rage. This is not an “after you die” thing but is the judgment of those who will be found not having brotherly love in this earth as they will behave in evil towards what they will hear the Spirit saying.

    The rich man is found in “hell”….Hades…the “Unseen”….that is, NO UNDERSTANDING. The wicked will NOT UNDERSTAND what they will hear and will not understand why they are having grief…. “torments”.

    Luke 16:23-26 KJV
    (23) And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
    (24) And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.


    They have Moses and the Prophets. We “hear” them by fulfilling them by having brotherly love. LOVE is the fulfilling of the Law and the Prophets. If they will not “hear” them, then even if one went to them from the dead will they repent….change their minds. The men of the world (Nineveh) will repent before them as they will see those who will have come unto them from the dead…having the life of Jesus being made manifest in their mortal flesh.

    Luke 16:27-31 KJV
    (27) Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house:
    (28) For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
    (29) Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
    (30) And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
    (31) And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.


    They will not hear the Law and the testimony for there will be NO LIGHT in them.

    Isaiah 8:20-22 KJV
    (20) To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

    There will be only torment for those in the unbelieving churches who will have be found NOT letting brotherly love continuing as they will be appointed their portion with the hypocrites.

    (21) And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look upward.
    (22) And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.


    The rich pastors have had their time to rejoice. They have had their reward already. Now, the time of change is coming when they will mourn and be filled with misery.

    Luke 6:24-26 KJV
    (24) But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.
    (25) Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.
    (26) Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.


    They have lived “sumptuously” every day. The rich pastors have fed themselves and not the flock of God which are “full of sores”. They have not been fed the Word of Truth so that they may have His life but are feeding themselves as they preach for money.

    Luke 16:19-21 KJV
    (19) There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
    (20) And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,


    The flattering tongues of men have preached “peace, peace” when there is NO PEACE in their company….only “sores” .

    (21) And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.

    To be continued…
     
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  5. The “woman”….the tongue….to the “hidden man of the heart” conceals what is in the heart…..that is, the covetousness of rich pastors who use their tongues for flattering words and good speeches to preach for money and lead many astray. They do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ but their own belly and by “good words and fair speeches” do they deceive the hearts of the “simple”.

    Romans 16:17-18 KJV
    (17) Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
    (18) For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.


    The “strange woman”….their tongues…speak flattering words to bring the “simple” into their churches of divisions where there are many stumblingblocks.

    Proverbs 7:4-15 KJV
    (4) Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman:
    (5) That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words.
    (6) For at the window of my house I looked through my casement,
    (7) And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,

    (8) Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house,
    (9) In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night:
    (10) And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.
    (11) (She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house:


    They “lie in wait” at every corner for the “simple” to pass by so that they may “catch” them with their “kiss”….flattering lips. They diligently come out to meet us….they come out to seek our face.

    (12) Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)
    (13) So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said unto him,
    (14) I have peace offerings with me; this day have I payed my vows.
    (15) Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.


    They deny that Jesus IS COMING in our mortal flesh….for they say “the goodman is not at home, he is GONE a long journey”. Let NO MAN use his tongue to beguile you of your reward: eternal life in the here and now.

    Proverbs 7:19-27 KJV
    (19) For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey:
    (20) He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed.

    With “good words and fair speeches” do they deceive the hearts of the simple….and they go after them “straightway” as an ox to the slaughter.

    (21) With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.
    (22) He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;
    (23) Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.
    (24) Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth.
    (25) Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths.


    If we are led astray by false prophets who come out to meet us in sheep’s clothing, then we are led down the broad way to the destruction of our mortal flesh for they prevent the LIFE of Jesus from ever being made manifest in our mortal flesh which gives us eternal life in the here and now.

    (26) For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her.
    (27) Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.


    They come out to meet us in “sheep’s clothing” and speak “good words and fair speeches” in order for MANY to be led astray from the keeping of the “Law and the Prophets”…..which is the commandment to have love for one another. They are leading many down the broad path to the destruction of the mortal flesh. The flattering tongues of men have cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by “her”. Babylon = the flattering tongue of men that have cast many of the “slain” of the earth down. Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.

    Matthew 7:12-15 KJV
    (12) Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
    (13) Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
    (14) Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
    (15) Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.


    When they speak “fair”, believe them not for there are 7 abominations in his heart. Their hearts are full of iniquity.

    Proverbs 26:24-26 KJV
    (24) He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him;
    (25) When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.
    (26) Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation.


    They serve their own bellies….yet they are spoke well of by all men. They are called “benefactors” or do- gooders….workers of good. They do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ as they seek to be first among their congregations.....who should be accounted the greatest. They love to have the “preeminence” among men.


    Luke 22:24-27 KJV
    (24) And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.
    (25) And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors.
    (26) But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.
    (27) For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.


    MANY are preaching themselves and not Christ Jesus the LORD and they their servants for Jesus’ sake. A “servant” freely gives the Word as he has been given freely. Many are preaching for money as they handle the Word of God deceitfully for unjust gain.

    2 Corinthians 4:1-5 KJV
    (1) Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
    (2) But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
    (3) But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
    (4) In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
    (5) For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.


    The true apostles worked with their own hands to support their own necessities so that they might not be “chargeable” to any person. Their exhortation was not of deceit nor in guile. They did not preach for money.

    1 Thessalonians 2:3-10 KJV
    (3) For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:
    (4) But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.


    They did not use flattering words as a cloak of covetousness.

    (5) For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God is witness:

    They did not seek glory for themselves….not preaching themselves with flattering lips. The true apostles of Christ are servants in the Word.

    (6) Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.
    (7) But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children:
    (8) So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us.


    REMEMBER, how they labored with their own hands night and day so that they might preach the gospel of God freely. They were unblameable.

    (9) For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God.
    (10) Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe:

    Remember how Paul showed us all things…that how he labored with his own hands to minister unto his own necessities. He did NOT covet any man’s silver, gold or apparel but instead labored to support himself so that the Word of God would not be blasphemed by the outside world.

    Acts 20:26-35 KJV
    (26) Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men.
    (27) For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.
    (28) Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
    (29) For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
    (30) Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.
    (31) Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.
    (32) And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
    (33) I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.
    (34) Yea, ye yourselves know, th
    at these hands have ministered unt
    o my necessities, and to them that were with me.

    HE labored with his own hands so that the “weak” –minded of the world would not see the money preaching…the stealing from our own brothers…. and blaspheme His Holy Name.

    (35) I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

    Yet, many today love to have the preeminence among men….being clothed in purple and fine linen (being called “benefactors”….workers of good….workers of righteousness).

    Luke 16:19-22 KJV
    (19) There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:

    Yet, the flock of God is not being fed the Word of Truth as they feed themselves.

    (20) And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
    (21) And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.


    But a change is coming. A change in positions. The “beggar”…His people who are at the feet of their oppressors will be “carried” away by the “angels” into Abraham’s bosom. The “angels” are the messengers….the words of all of the prophets and apostles as interpreted by Christ. They will inherit the promises of Abraham as they leave the company of their rich pastors.

    (22) And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;

    To be continued…
     
  6. The “beggar” died and was carried by the messengers into Abraham’s bosom. The “beggar” hears the Word of Truth and like Abraham BELIEVES and enters into His peace. He dies to sin as he hears the Word of Truth and departs from the rich man’s company…the rich pastors’ churches. He then is no longer a “beggar”. Those who will be of a humble and contrite spirit shall be exalted while those who will exalt themselves shall be abased….buried.

    This is not about literally dying but a coming change in positions. Those who will humble themselves shall be exalted…receiving good things while those who will exalt themselves at the hearing of the Spirit shall be humbled…..receiving bad things.

    Luke 16:22-23 KJV
    (22) And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;

    The rich pastor was not a believer and speaks evil with his tongue and suffers for it and does not understand why the beggar was taken away from his company. The wicked shall not understand….being in “hell”…the “unseen”.

    (23) And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

    The righteous “perish”…that is, wander away…and no man (the rich pastors and those who will follow after their pernicious ways) lays it to heart. Merciful men (Lazarus = God helps) are TAKEN AWAY from their company by the hearing of the Word of Truth as preached in the Spirit. The “rich man” does not understand that the “beggar”….the righteous…is taken away from the evil to come upon the disobedient. We must come out from among them so as not to share in their sins and coming plagues.

    Isaiah 57:1-4 KJV
    (1) The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.

    The beggar enters into peace but the rich pastor does not and instead opens his wide mouth and draws out the tongue to speak evil.

    (2) He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.
    (3) But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the whore.
    (4) Against whom do ye sport yourselves? against whom make ye a wide mouth, and draw out the tongue? are ye not children of transgression, a seed of falsehood,


    The “great gulf fixed” is the “wide mouth” which shall bring evil upon them….weeping and gnashing of teeth….grief and rage. They are appointed their portion with the hypocrites where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. The tongue is a FIRE that will “torment” them.

    Those who will hear the Spirit and will be of a humble and contrite spirit shall enter into God’s peace. The wicked shall NOT have peace as the smoke of their torment shall continue to rise….provoking Him.

    Luke 16:24-26 KJV
    (24) And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
    (25) But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.


    There will be then no remedy for those who will choose to be disobedient with the open wide mouth of speaking evil. But we are not to render evil for evil. We can not answer them according to their evil. We can not go over to them….returning evil for their evil. We can not stoop down to their level and “cool” their tongue by answering them according to their folly.

    (26) And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.

    Like the men of Sodom, they will not understand….being stricken with “blindness” …as they will weary themselves with evil speaking…provoking us to open the “door” of our mouths to return evil for their evil . They will “weary themselves” in their evil provoking so that we might open the “door” of our mouths and speak evil back to them….giving them relief....cooling their tongues so to speak.

    Genesis 19:9-13 KJV
    (9) And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.
    (10) But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door.
    (11) And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.


    We are to get out of their presence…..

    (12) And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place:
    (13) For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it.


    There will be no remedy for those who will continue to willfully sin….mocking the “angels”…the messengers of God and despising His words….drawing out the tongue with an open wide mouth to mock…

    2 Chronicles 36:15-16 KJV
    (15) And the LORD God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up betimes, and sending; because he had compassion on his people, and on his dwelling place:
    (16) But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against his people, till there was no remedy.


    They will not have brotherly love towards those whom He will send out to preach His words to their ears but instead will choose to walk in a way that is not good after their OWN THOUGHTS.

    Isaiah 65:2-7 KJV
    (2) I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts;
    (3) A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of brick;


    They will continue to remain in the churches of men….the “graves”…

    (4) Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat swine's flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels;

    These will be a “smoke” in His nose….a fire that burns all day for they will continually provoke Him to His face.

    (5) Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day.
    (6) Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will recompense, even recompense into their bosom,
    (7) Your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, saith the LORD, which have burned incense upon the mountains, and blasphemed me upon the hills: therefore will I measure their former work into their bosom.


    The wicked shall not have rest….no peace. The “smoke” of their torment shall be continuous as they will continue to speak evil and will suffer for it. They will not be able to bear what they hear….His words…and will speak evil.

    Revelation 14:11-13 KJV
    (11) And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

    Let us not follow those who will behave in evil but keep His commandments and the faith of Jesus. The wicked will persecute and speak evil and we are not to return evil for their evil.

    (12) Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

    But blessed are the “dead” who “die” in the Lord from henceforth. They shall find rest….peace….while the wicked shall not. We are to "die" to sin in the face of their evil speakings as we leave their presence to go out and find pasture….peace.

    (13) And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

    “Lazarus” means “God is my help”. He shall deliver us from the rich pastors who have only fed themselves.

    Psalms 116:1-19 KJV
    (1) I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.
    (2) Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.


    We have found trouble and sorrow….just as Lazarus was full of sores.

    (3) The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.
    (4) Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.
    (5) Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.


    He “HELPS” us. “Lazarus”= God helps

    (6) The LORD preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.

    We, who are of a humble and contrite spirit (breath), shall find rest….peace.

    (7) Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee.
    (8) For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.
    (9) I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living.
    (10) I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted:
    (11) I said in my haste, All men are liars.
    (12) What shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits toward me?
    (13) I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD.
    (14) I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people.


    We are to pay our vows unto Him in the presence of all His people…..leaving the company of the wicked. Precious in the sight of the LORD is the “death” of His saints as they will humble themselves and leave Babylon and will die to sins as they will not return evil unto those who will persecute them for leaving. The wicked shall not understand why the righteous will depart.

    (15) Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
    (16) O LORD, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds.
    (17) I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD.
    (18) I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people,
    (19) In the courts of the LORD'S house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise ye the LORD.


    We shall enter into His rest even if we are reproached for the name of Christ…..for His authority over us. We glorify Him by not returning evil for their evil. Let us not "cool" their flaming tongues by answering them according to their own evil.

    1 Peter 4:12-14 KJV
    (12) Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
    (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.
     

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