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Is not THE life (eternal life NOW) more than meat, and the body than raiment?

Discussion in 'Bible Study' started by Wheelz, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. If we believe that Jesus did die for our sins and was raised up from the dead and was given glory by God, then we shall NOT PERISH in this life but have “eternal life” in the here and now….and not in the “hereafter”…not in the much-sought-after after life. The apostle John always wrote of “eternal life” in the present tense and that is because it applies to THIS life and we are to display His glory to this world by that life of Jesus being made manifest.

    His life is to be made manifest in our mortal flesh in the here and now for God sent His Son into THIS WORLD not to condemn it but so that THIS WORLD might be saved through Him. This world is ALREADY condemned . This world and its lusts are passing away as we speak. It is a current reality that NO FLESH is being saved as the world pursues after its lusts.

    All flesh is as the grass that withers away as they do their worldly works “under the sun” of God’s wrath. He has permitted the world….all nations…to go on in their own way. Yet, He has not left himself without testimony for He has shown kindness by giving them rain from heaven and crops in their seasons. He has provides them with plenty of food and fills their hearts with joy as they perish away to the grave. (Acts 14:17). But He has appointed a day for every one to change their minds (repent) of their ways and seek Him.

    The mortal body and THE life (the life of Jesus appearing in our mortal flesh giving us “eternal life”) are more important than what the world pursues after in its envy and strife.

    Matthew 6:24-25 KJV
    (24) No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
    (25) Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

    We are to believe INTO Him….as we are to be transformed into His image in the here and now.

    Yet, the antichrist has been denying that Jesus IS COME in our mortal flesh as they preach their “good news” of death so that we may “die and go to heaven”. Death is AN ENEMY and not a friend. It is an enemy that is conquered by actively believing (doing what He says) INTO Him as we are to be transformed ….transfigured….into His image. Having “eternal life” is a PRESENT reality not a future “afterlife” thing in heaven for God did send His Son into THIS world so that we might have life and have it more abundantly.

    John 3:15-17 KJV
    (15) That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
    (16) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
    (17) For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

    We are to hear what the Spirit is saying through our brothers who are sent by Him and have love for those who will preach the Word of Truth to our ears. It is “good news”….the gospel…of His life for today. We are to be born again NOT of the corruptible teachings of men who preach for money as they decay away in their mortal flesh to the grave…. but of the incorruptible, by the Word of God that abides to the age.

    1 Peter 1:17-25 KJV
    (21) Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.
    (22) Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:
    (23) Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

    Those who preach their decaying message are withering away in their mortal flesh as the grass and their glory falls away from this earth. But the Word of the Lord…..His saying: have love for one another….ENDURES into the coming age.

    We are to DO His Word and so make the Word flesh. By doing so, we shall continue to live into the age….having “eternal life”…for the life of Jesus is made manifest in our mortal flesh. Whosoever shall believe INTO Him shall not perish (wither and fall away from this earth) but shall have “eternal life” which He has promised us.

    (24) For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:
    (25) But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

    We must change our minds (“repent”) about these things….or PERISH from off this earth. “Perishing” = dying from off THIS earth. The Galileans who died under the hand of Pilate PERISHED from off this earth and not in some “eternal hell”. The wages of sin is death….death to the mortal body. Sin is sin and death is death.

    Luke 13:1-9 KJV
    (1) There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
    (2) And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things?
    (3) I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

    Jesus is highlighting what “perishing” is: the mortal death of people….the removing of their mortal bodies from this earth. He brings “perishing” into THIS WORLD and not in the “after life” of forever torment ….the eternal hell of punishment that men have been preaching. We MUST put away those childish things and become men in understanding.

    (4) Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?

    Except we “repent”, we shall all like wise perish from off this earth.

    (5) I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

    We are the “fig tree” in His vineyard that He comes to seek the fruit of righteousness on. If He finds none, then “dung” is put to us so that we may learn from it and change our ways and thoughts.

    (6) He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.
    (7) Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground?

    If we do not repent, then we are “cut down” from this earth. Why should we continue to “cumbereth” the earth with our evil ways and thoughts and refuse to do His will after being disciplined over and over again? The wages of sin is death….death to the mortal body so that the spirit is saved. If we sow after the flesh (envy, strife, covetousness, hatred,etc) then we shall die from this earth. If we sow after the Spirit, we shall continue to live….having eternal life.

    (8) And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:
    (9) And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.

    He that does the Truth comes to the Light so that His deeds may be manifest to all… for the life of Jesus shall appear in our mortal bodies to this dark world so that they may see that our deeds are done in God as His glory appears upon us.

    John 3:21 KJV
    (21) But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

    Our reasonable service: we are to present our mortal bodies a LIVING (not a dying one) sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God. This is NOT about “dying and going to heaven”. This is about LIVING in the here and now so that we may prove to this dark, perishing world what it means to DO the will of God.

    Romans 12:1-2 KJV
    (1) I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

    We are not to be conformed to this perishing, decaying world but be TRANSIFIGURED (transformed) by the renewing of our minds so that we may prove to this world what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. His appearing life in our mortal flesh shall make the world see what it means to TRULY DO His will.

    (2) And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

    If we continue to look into the perfect law of liberty and CONTINUE therein and not be a forgetful hearer but a DOER Of the “work”, that man shall be blessed in his deed for the life of Jesus shall appear in that man’s mortal flesh so that all of the world may see and glorify God who is in heaven.

    James 1:25
    (25) But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

    But a professor of the “work” that does not bridle his tongue misses the whole point. His religion is in vain and the life of Jesus is not being manifest in his mortal flesh. God is not mocked. If a man sows after the flesh, then he shall reap decay of the mortal flesh.

    (26) If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.

    We are called to inherit a blessing….eternal life in this earth. We are to have love for one another and refrain our tongues from speaking evil.

    1 Peter 3:8-10 KJV
    (8) Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:
    (9) Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.

    Our lips are not to speak “guile”…deceit…preaching the Word of God deceitfully for money.

    (10) For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:

    We are to inherit the blessing: LIFE FOR EVERMORE.

    Psalms 133:1-3 KJV
    (1) A Song of degrees of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
    (2) It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;
    (3) As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.

    We can not preach for the covetousness in our hearts….nor can we sit with those who are preaching for money or we perish from off this earth with them.

    1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 KJV
    (1) Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.
    (2) For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.

    We are to keep our bodies...our vessels... pure from their covetousness. We are not to sit together with them in “worship” for we then become ONE FLESH with them and decay away to the grave.

    (3) For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:
    (4) That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;
    (5) Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:

    We are not to preach for money….defrauding our brothers…for the Lord is the avenger of all who do these things.

    (6) That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.
    (7) For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
    (8) He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.

    Preaching for money is receiving “blood money” because the life of Jesus is being taken away from the followers. They are lying in “wait for blood” as the mortal flesh of their congregations are perishing from off the earth without His life being made manifest to this world.

    Proverbs 1:10-19 KJV
    (10) My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
    (11) If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:
    (12) Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:
    (13) We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:
    (14) Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:
    (15) My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:

    They are wresting the Scriptures to their own destruction as they make haste to “shed blood” as the life of Jesus is being prevented from appearing in the mortal flesh of their subjects. If the life of Jesus is not being manifest in their mortal flesh, then the world CAN NOT SEE the good news of Jesus in the here and now. The god of this world is blinding the minds of the money preachers so that the world can not see the good news of Christ because the money preachers are not being illuminated by His appearing life so that they may see Him. The whole world is ALSO perishing because of the flattering tongues of men who preach for money.

    (16) For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.
    (17) Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.
    (18) And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.
    (19) So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.

    Babylon….the flattering tongue of men who preach for money….is responsible for all of the “slain upon the earth” as the life of Jesus is not being made manifest in the here and now for the world to see. If His life is being hid from the world because of men preaching in their covetousness for money.

    Revelation 18:24 KJV
    (24) And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.

    But Paul showed us all things. He did not shun to declare unto us ALL of the counsel of God. He is pure from the blood of ALL men as he did not covet after another’s money.

    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.

    He did NOT PREACH FOR MONEY. He did not covet after any man’s silver, or gold, or apparel.

    (33) I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.

    Instead, he worked with his own hands to support his own necessities….

    (34) Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.

    He showed us all things: how so laboring at our own jobs (not preaching for money) to support our own necessities did support the “weak”. The “WEAK” are the weak minds in the outside world that do not profess that they know God. When the “weak” see the preaching for money by the overseers of the churches, they blaspheme the name of God and the good news.

    (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.

    We are not to steal nor deal falsely nor lie to one another.

    Leviticus 19:11-13 KJV
    (11) Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.

    If we do these things in our churches (which ALL are), then the name of our God is being blasphemed by the outside world who sees the preaching for money. Covetousness is that “abomination of desolation” that we are to flee from. It should not be named once among us as saints. It should not be standing among us in our churches. If it is, then the outside world readily sees this and blasphemes His name. Preaching in order to get our brother’s money is perpetuating the outside world to profane the name of our God as they see the money preaching.

    (12) And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.
    (13) Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbour, neither rob him: the wages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all night until the morning.

    Like Judas, they have the “bag”. The Greek word for “bag” (glōssokomon) is composed of “glossa” which is “TONGUE” and “kosmos” which is “WORLD”. In other words, they have the “tongue of the world” in their possession. They have control of what the world says. Does it glorify the gospel by what we do (freely give as we have freely received) or is it blaspheming His name because of what they see: preachers preaching for money and taking advantage of His flock?

    The world indeed sees that they are preaching for money and are vilifying the Lord and His Word with their tongues. Yet, the thief does NOT CARE that the world speaks evil of the gospel. He “bares” what is put in their mouths (the blaspheming) for he does not truly care for the “poor”…the spiritually poor of the outside world who know NOTHING of God.

    John 12:5-8 KJV
    (5) Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?
    (6) This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.
    (7) Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this.
    (8) For the poor always ye have with you; but me ye have not always.

    The Word of the Lord is to have FREE COURSE and be GLORIFIED by those on the outside world….NOT vilified by them because of the preaching for money by the “unreasonable and wicked men” who will REFUSE to depart from their money preaching.

    2 Thessalonians 3:1-11 KJV
    (1) Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you:
    (2) And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith.
    (3) But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.
    (4) And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you.
    (5) And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.

    We are COMMANDED in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to withdraw ourselves from EVERY BROTHER that walks disorderly….that is, those who will continue to preach for money and disregard the commandment to work with their own hands. Paul showed us ALL things: how working with our own hands to support our own needs shall support the “weak-minded” of the outside world that does not know God. The Word of the Lord is to be GLORIFIED BY ALL as it is with us who believe.

    (6) Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.

    The true apostles did not preach for money but instead worked night and day so that they might not be chargeable to anyone. A false apostle (falsely sent) preaches for money and has forgotten the COMMANDMENT to work with their own hands so that the Word of the Lord be glorified by ALL.

    (7) For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;
    (8) Neither did we eat any man's bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:
    (9) Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us.
    (10) For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
    (11) For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.

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    We must keep the feast with the unleavened bread of sincerity and not keep company with those who are called “brothers” but are covetous….preaching for money. A little leaven will leaven the whole lump. We must put away from among ourselves those who are wicked : those who are preaching for money in our midst as they are hiding their covetousness in their hearts with the flattering tongue. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us and we are to keep the feast without the leaven of malice and wickedness.

    1 Corinthians 5:
    (7) Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:
    (8) Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

    We must purge out those who are eating of the “leavened” bread. The “fornicators” are the covetous who preach with the flattering tongue to seduce us.

    (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.

    We can NOT EAT the feast with those who are called “brothers” but are covetous in our gatherings.

    (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.

    When we are gathered together, we are to deliver such a one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh so that his spirit may be saved.

    1 Corinthians 5:
    (4) In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,
    (5) To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

    When “Judas” has gone out from our company, then the Son of man can be glorified and God is glorified in Him.

    John 13:
    (30) He then having received the sop went immediately out: and it was night.
    (31) Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him.
    (32) If God be glorified in him, God shall also glorify him in himself, and shall straightway glorify him.

    We can not keep company with those who call themselves a brother but are covetous. We must purge them from among us. Judas was cut off from the feast as he went out and it was “night”.

    Exodus 12:
    (19) Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whosoever eateth that which is leavened, even that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger, or born in the land.
    (20) Ye shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall ye eat unleavened bread.

    Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us and we are to keep the feast without the leaven of malice and wickedness.

    Exodus 12:
    (21) Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover.

    But Judas after receiving of the sop that was dipped, WENT OUT and IT WAS NIGHT. “None of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning”.

    (22) And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning.

    He was delivered unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh….for the destroyer comes to smite our “house”…the mortal flesh…. if we do not purify ourselves in the blood of Jesus. Our mortal body is the “house” that gets destroyed if we continue to live after the flesh. We can not be friends with the world in their envy and strife. The world ….the “Egyptians”…and its lusts are passing away as NO FLESH is being saved.

    (23) For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.
    (24) And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons for ever.

    Let us not be like Judas whom Satan had entered after receiving the sop. Let us receive His grace and submit ourselves to God and resist the devil who will flee from us.

    James 4:
    (6) But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
    (7) Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

    Let us “strike the lintel”….the heart…and the “two side posts”….the hands….with the blood of Jesus. Let us purify ourselves so that the destroyer does not smite our “houses”…our mortal bodies.

    (8) Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
    (9) Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
    (10) Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

    We are to flee from the “abomination of desolation” and into the “mountains” of His righteousness.

    1 Timothy 6:10-12 KJV
    (10) For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
    (11) But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
    (12) Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

    We are to flee from the “idolatry”….the covetousness of men who are preaching for money.

    1 Corinthians 10:
    (14) Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.
    (15) I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.
    (16) The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?

    Let us partake of the feast without covetousness named among us.

    (17) For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.
    (18) Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?
    (19) What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?

    The outside world (the “gentiles”) are “sacrificing” their words to “devils” and not to God as they blaspheme His Word. His name….His authority… is being blasphemed in the world because of the money preaching of the appointed overseers of the churches.

    (20) But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.

    Judas did “bear” what was in the “bag”…the tongue of the world. They…those who preach for money… put up with all of the blaspheming of the outside world and do not care that they are profaning His name. They are “drinking” in the cup of “devils” as they put up with what the world says about the Word of the Lord as they willfully continue to preach for money. They are partaking of what they say willfully as they are causing it.

    (21) Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.
    (22) Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?

    All things are lawful for us but not all things are expedient. All things do not build up.

    (23) All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.

    If we are preaching for money…seeking our own wealth, then we are showing the outside world that we do not care for the “poor”….the weak-minded of the world…as we perpetuate their “sacrifices”…their blasphemy of their lips. The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof…and we are to let His Word have free course and be glorified by ALL men. He would have ALL MEN be saved.

    (24) Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth.
    (25) Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake:
    (26) For the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof.
    (27) If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake.
    (28) But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof:

    Let us not preach for money so that we may not be spoken evil of (their “sacrifice”) by another man’s conscience (the outside man of the world).

    (29) Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another man's conscience?
    (30) For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks?
    (31) Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

    We are NOT TO SEEK OUR OWN PROFIT by preaching for money so that we “give none offence”. We are to work with our own hands to support our own needs and not from preaching deceitfully for money….of which the outside world sees and blasphemes His name. When we seek not our own profit in church, we are then truly seeking the profit of many so that they may be saved. There will be no opportunity given to them to blaspheme His name.

    (32) Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:
    (33) Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.

    His holy NAME is being profaned among the nations of the world because of idolatry….preaching for money….covetousness.

    Ezekiel 36:
    (17) Son of man, when the house of Israel dwelt in their own land, they defiled it by their own way and by their doings: their way was before me as the uncleanness of a removed woman.
    (18) Wherefore I poured my fury upon them for the blood that they had shed upon the land, and for their idols wherewith they had polluted it:
    (19) And I scattered them among the heathen, and they were dispersed through the countries: according to their way and according to their doings I judged them.
    (20) And when they entered unto the heathen, whither they went, they profaned my holy name, when they said to them, These are the people of the LORD, and are gone forth out of his land.
    (21) But I had pity for mine holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the heathen, whither they went

    His name is being profaned among the nations of the world because of the money preaching….the idolatry….but He will be sanctified in us before their eyes. WE are to come out from among those who are called brothers but are covetous. We are to come out from among them and be separate and touch not the unclean thing so that the world may see His glory.

    (22) Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name's sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went.
    (23) And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, saith the Lord GOD, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.

    He will take us from among them and He will be our Father and we will be His sons and daughters.

    (24) For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.
    (25) Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.
    (26) A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
    (27) And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

    We shall inherit the earth….we shall dwell (have eternal life) in the “land”.

    (28) And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.
    (29) I will also save you from all your uncleannesses: and I will call for the corn, and will increase it, and lay no famine upon you.
    (30) And I will multiply the fruit of the tree, and the increase of the field, that ye shall receive no more reproach of famine among the heathen.
    (31) Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good, and shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations.

    It will not be for our sakes that He will do this but for His HOLY NAME which is being PROFANED among the nations of the world because of the money preaching that they see the overseers of the churches doing.

    (32) Not for your sakes do I this, saith the Lord GOD, be it known unto you: be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house of Israel.
    (33) Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day that I shall have cleansed you from all your iniquities I will also cause you to dwell in the cities, and the wastes shall be builded.
    (34) And the desolate land shall be tilled, whereas it lay desolate in the sight of all that passed by.
    (35) And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited.
    (36) Then the heathen that are left round about you shall know that I the LORD build the ruined places, and plant that that was desolate: I the LORD have spoken it, and I will do it.
    (37) Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will yet for this be enquired of by the house of Israel, to do it for them; I will increase them with men like a flock.
    (38) As the holy flock, as the flock of Jerusalem in her solemn feasts; so shall the waste cities be filled with flocks of men: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
  3. Please stop the copy and paste, just provide a link. And if you are copying from a site then you need to provide what site this is from.
  4. Our eternal life starts when we come to Christ but our flesh still will die, our spirit become eternal and will not die.
  5. Hi guys!

    Thanks for reading.

    This is not from a web site as I am typing this up fresh every time on Word and then copying and pasting from Word to here only on Christian Forum Site.

    Some more thoughts to consider:

    The Son has been given power over ALL FLESH so that He should give “eternal life” (now in this earth) to as many as the Father has given Him. Having the life of Jesus made manifest in our mortal flesh in this dark world brings glory to God for the world shall then see what it means to know God which is to do His commandments….His will. We are transformed into His image inside and out so that His glory is made manifest to all flesh.

    John 17:1-3 KJV
    (1) These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:
    (2) As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.

    And this is “eternal life”: that we might know Him the only true God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent into this world so that we might know Him and have life and have it more abundantly in the here and now.

    (3) And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

    The glory of the LORD shall be revealed in this dark world and ALL FLESH shall see it together…..

    Isaiah 40:
    (3) The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
    (4) Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:
    (5) And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
    (6) The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:
    (7) The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.

    If we make the Word flesh by DOING His commandments, then we shall also stand to the coming age for nothing is too hard for the God of all flesh.

    (8) The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

    He did not pray to take us out of this world but that we should be kept from the evil of the world. We are left alive in this world to manifest the glory of the Son in the Father to this world.

    John 17:

    (13) And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
    (14) I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
    (15) I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
    (16) They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
    (17) Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

    If we are being taken out of this world, then we are suffering loss (the destruction of the mortal flesh) so that our spirit may be saved. The "fire" is the wrath of God that we abide under until the flesh withers and falls away from this earth.

    We will miss out from manifesting His glory in our mortal flesh to this dark, dying world that needs to see His glory. We are the LIVING temple stones here built upon the foundation of Jesus Christ. We should not be building other things upon Him that have no life…preaching for money in our envy and strife of one another.

    1 Corinthians 3:
    (11) For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
    (12) Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
    (13) Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
    (14) If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.

    (15) If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

    We are defiling the flesh....the temple of God if we are preaching things for filthy lucre's sake. The covetousness for the graven image of money should not be found among us.

    (16) Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

    (17) If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

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