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Rise and shine...

Discussion in 'Bible Study' started by Wheelz, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. God commands the light to shine out of darkness. This Light that shines in our hearts will also shine towards the mortal body where the Life of Jesus that is within manifests also in our flesh so that others may see.

    2 Corinthians 4:6-11 KJV


    (6) For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.


    We have this treasure in earthen vessels so that the excellency of the power of God may be displayed and is not of us.

    (7) But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.


    Our earthen vessels are to bear about the dying of the Lord Jesus so that His life also might be made manifest….that is, to SHINE…..in our mortal body.

    (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;
    (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.


    Gideon and the 300 men blew the trumpets (preached the Lord Jesus) and “broke the pitchers” so that the lamps were revealed. We also are to preach the good news of our Lord (blowing the trumpet) and suffer His persecution by those who will not believe so that the life of Jesus shall SHINE in our mortal flesh.

    Judges 7:18-20 KJV
    (18) When I blow with a trumpet, I and all that are with me, then blow ye the trumpets also on every side of all the camp, and say, The sword of the LORD, and of Gideon.
    (19) So Gideon, and the hundred men that were with him, came unto the outside of the camp in the beginning of the middle watch; and they had but newly set the watch: and they blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers that were in their hands.
    (20) And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the LORD, and of Gideon.


    His Light within shall shine when we bear about the dying of our Lord Jesus in the body….the “pitcher”…the earthen vessel. Our “pitchers” are to be “empty” of all malice and evil. They are to be “broken” so that His life shall be manifested in our mortal bodies.

    Judges 7:16 KJV
    (16) And he divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put a trumpet in every man's hand, with empty pitchers, and lamps within the pitchers.

    We are to be “empty pitchers”….humbling ourselves and becoming obedient unto death…..even the death of the cross. We are to also EMPTY ourselves and follow Him in His footsteps…… “let this mind be in you, which also was in Christ Jesus”.

    Philippians 2:5-11 KJV
    (5) Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
    (6) Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
    (7) But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
    (8) And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
    (9) Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
    (10) That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
    (11) And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father
    .

    We are to be faithful unto His death…..as when He was reviled, He did not revile again. When He suffered, He threatened not. No deceit also was found in His mouth. We are to be obedient to His death by dying to sin so that we may LIVE unto righteousness….for we will be persecuted by those who will not believe…from our very own just as Jesus was persecuted by His own.

    1 Peter 2:21-25 KJV
    (21) For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
    (22) Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:

    (23) Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:
    (24) Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

    (25) For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

    Why do we not see His life being made manifest among the many? Because those who are perishing are following men who are preaching themselves and not our Lord Jesus. They preach for money….preaching themselves…as they walk in craftiness handling the Word of God deceitfully.

    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:


    They are “lost”…that is, PERISHING from off this earth in their peddling of the Word of God. They follow after their own bellies….their covetousness which blinds their minds so that the Light of the glorious gospel who is the image of the invisible God should shine toward them. they are not being irradiated by His light. the Life of Jesus is not being manifest in their mortal flesh as they perish from off the earth. They are suffering loss and all of those who are sitting with them are also perishing.



    (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.


    We are to awake and rise from the "dead" so that His Light should shine in us.

    Ephesians 5:14 KJV
    (14) Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.


    God will "think" upon us = should SHINE unto us....so that we PERISH NOT.

    Jonah 1:6 KJV

    (6) So the shipmaster came to him, and said unto him, What meanest thou, O sleeper? arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we perish not.


    To be continued…
     
  2. The “Midianites”…. which means “brawling, contention, strife”…. are those false prophets that have crept in among us and lead many astray from having love for one another (the fulfilling the law and the prophets) and into their denominations of envy and strife and the destruction of the mortal body. If we do not keep His commandments, then we are easily led astray by the flattering words of false prophets.

    Judges 6:1-6 KJV
    (1) And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD: and the LORD delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years.

    The “hand of Midian” prevails against those who are led astray. Because of the “ Midianites”, MANY are led to the destruction of the flesh so that their spirit may be saved.

    And because of the Midianites the children of Israel made them "the dens which are in the mountains and caves and strong holds". . The “dens” which are in the mountains and “caves” are the TOMBS….just as the man in the country of Gadarenes who always, night and day, was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones. They lead us to the grave if we listen to them.

    The Life of Jesus is not being made manifest in the mortal flesh of those who follow after the “Midianites”….the false prophets who preach “peace” when there is NO PEACE in their presence...only envy, strife, hatred of one another, decay and death are found. The “strong holds” are the doctrines and commandments of men that keep them under their power. The power of death is in their tongues. They lie in wait to deceive men with their good words and fair speeches in order to get gain and bring many into their bondage unto the destruction of the mortal flesh.

    (2) And the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel: and because of the Midianites the children of Israel made them the dens which are in the mountains, and caves, and strong holds.

    “And so it was when Israel had sown”....the tares popped up among them.

    When Israel had sown, then the Midianites “came up” and “Amalekites” also. The “Amalekites” = “people who lick”….that is, they flatter people with their tongue speaking good words and fair speeches to deceive the hearts of the simple and lead many into their envy and strife.

    The Midianites….the Amalekites….the TARES …came up when Israel had sown. The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

    The “tares” = the spiritual Midianites and the Amalekites and the children of the east. They come posing as ministers of righteousness….ministers of light that comes up in the “east” as the sun.

    (3) And so it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, and the Amalekites, and the children of the east, even they came up against them;


    These men have “encamped” against us and have destroyed….that is, DECAYED… the increase of the earth. There is no righteousness that is brought forth unto “eternal life” in the here and now. NO FLESH IS BEING SAVED because of the enemies among us. For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. We go unto “Gaza” which means “strong”. Death is strong. The grave is a strong enemy and death is in the power of their tongue.

    They have “left no sustenance” for us….that is, they preserve NO FLESH. NO FLESH IS BEING SAVED. The Hebrew word for “sustenance” = “michyah” = “preservation of life; hence sustenance; also the live flesh, that is, the quick: - preserve life, quick, recover selves, reviving, sustenance, victuals.” NO FLESH IS BEING SAVED in their denominations.

    (4) And they encamped against them, and destroyed the increase of the earth, till thou come unto Gaza, and left no sustenance for Israel, neither sheep, nor ox, nor ass.


    MANY men have crept in secretly with their flattering tongues and with their doctrines and commandments of men and their denominations in order to destroy. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.

    (5) For they came up with their cattle and their tents, and they came as grasshoppers for multitude; for both they and their camels were without number: and they entered into the land to destroy it.


    We are greatly “impoverished” because of them. Many are keeping their “covenant with death” and their agreement with the grave as they decay away unto the destr.

    (6) And Israel was greatly impoverished because of the Midianites; and the children of Israel cried unto the LORD.

    The "thief" comes to us secretly (for covetousness is hidden in their hearts) to steal and to kill and to destroy the LIFE of Jesus from being manifested in our mortal flesh in the here and now. They DENY Him ...that His life IS COME in the mortal flesh.

    John 10:9-10 KJV

    (9) I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
    (10)
    The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

    We are currently living in the days of their affliction….for NO FLESH is being saved because of the strong hand of the enemies….the false Christs and the false prophets. If the Lord should not shorten these days, NO FLESH should be saved. Our Lord has foretold of these days so that we may be aware of them….yet, MULTITUDES have entered through the wide gate and the broad way to destruction.

    Mark 13:19-23 KJV

    (19) For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.
    (20) And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.
    (21) And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not:
    (22) For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.
    (23) But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.


    The Son of God is come to give us an understanding so that we may know Him that is true. He comes so that we might have life and have it more abundantly. We are to be delivered from wicked and unreasonable men who deny that the Life of Jesus IS COME in our mortal flesh TODAY.

    1 John 5:20 KJV

    (20) And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

    The enemy has worn out (that is DECAYED the flesh of us) the saints of the most High. The enemy has thought to change times and the Law (singular not plural). He has placed the time of salvation after “we die and go to heaven” when it is very clearly stated that NOW is the Day of Salvation. They want us to keep their covenant with death ….their agreement with the grave and join them: Let us eat and drink for tomorrow we die. To them, the LIFE of Jesus does not manifest in our mortal flesh NOW.

    They think to change the Law…the commandment to have love for one another. They turn the grace of our God unto “lasciviousness” and deny the Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ . They speak “great words” against the most High….causing many to set aside His commandments so that we may keep their traditions and commandments of men. NO flesh is being saved….until a “time and times and the DIVIDING of time”….that is, until the Lord CUTS SHORT these days.

    Daniel 7:
    (25) And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

    The judgment shall sit and we shall take away their “dominion” to CONSUME AND TO DESTROY….for that is what the thief comes to do to us: they come to steal, consume and destroy His life from appearing in our mortal flesh. Their dominion is to come to destroy and decay us.

    (26) But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.


    NOW…NOW….NOW is the Day of Salvation and not after we “die and go to heaven”. Let us not keep their covenant with death….their agreement with the grave. Death to the mortal body is not a “friend” but an ENEMY that is overcome in Christ Jesus. If we listen to false prophets who preach “peace” when there is no peace, they will cause the sacrifice of our Lord to cease. They lead us to our desolation….our destruction.
    We are to keep the “daily sacrifice “by having love for one another. He loved us and gave His life for us (the sacrifice) and we are to suffer persecutions for His sake and have love for one another.


    Daniel 9:
    (27) And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

    NOW is the accepted time. NOW is the Day of Salvation.

    2 Corinthians 6:1-18

    (1) We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.
    (2) (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
    (3) Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:
    (4) But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,
    (5) In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;
    (6) By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,
    (7) By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,
    (8) By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true;


    If we keep the dying of our Lord Jesus in the body, His Life also shall manifest in our mortal flesh. Behold, WE LIVE. We are chastened and NOT KILLED.

    (9) As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;
    (10) As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
    (11) O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged.
    (12) Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels.
    (13) Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be ye also enlarged.


    We can not sit with those who are called “brothers” but are covetous. What communion do we have with them? What agreement do we have with them? What COVENANT do we keep with them? their covenant is one of death and their agreement is with the grave.

    (14) Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?


    The temple is being desolated by those who preach for money and lead many astray unto destruction. The temple is being desolated as they remove the daily sacrifice to have love for one another and set up the abomination of desolation…..covetousness. Those who destroy the temple are being destroyed themselves as they are all perishing away to the grave and the life of Jesus is not being manifested in anyone’s flesh. NO FLESH IS BEING SAVED in their company.

    (15) And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
    (16) And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.


    We are to come out from among them and be separate and touch not the unclean thing….the covetousness of men that preach and command things after money.

    (17) Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
    (18) And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.


    The judgment shall sit and their dominion to destroy and kill shall be taken away....

    2 Thessalonians 2:8-10
    (8) And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
    (9) Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
    (10) And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
     

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