Source:  The Israel of God

And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape. (John 5:37)

It is the Father that no man has seen at anytime. Let’s let Paul show us that the God that sat in the mountain and was seen by the seventy-four elders of Israel was in fact Jesus the Christ.

Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; And did all eat the same spiritual meat; And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. (I Corinthians 10:1-4)

The God that was seen by the seventy-four elders was Christ. Now that we know that the Lord Jesus Himself has given the Laws to Moses in the Old Testament; what makes people think when He came in the flesh He would change His mind. Remember! Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. (Hebrews 13:8) He is an unchangeable GOD, and He is very predictable. And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou? (Daniel 4:35) Now let us go into the book of Matthew chapter 19, to see how plain, and clear the Lord tells this man how he can obtain eternal life.

And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. (Matthew 19:16-17)

Pay close attention to what the man asked the Lord, “what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?” The Lord’s respond was, “if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.” Take a look at the next two verses.

He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. (Matthew 19:18-19) 

Did the Lord make up new laws? Did he say don’t worry about the commandment just believe on me? No! He said keep the Commandments. If we believe in the Lord or have faith in Him, we know that if we do not keep His commandments we will be thrown into the fire at the great white throne judgment. Let’s take at look at something else the Lord said and no one is paying any attention to it. Take heed to what the Lord says;

Then one of them, who was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. (Matthew 22:35-38)

Take note brothers and sister, if we love the Lord with all our mind and body, what would we have accomplished? If we do this, we have just fulfilled the first four commandments. Take a look.

1. Thou shalt have none other gods before me. (Deuteronomy 5:7)

2. Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth: (Deuteronomy 5:8)

 3. Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me, And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. (Deuteronomy 5:9-11)

4. Keep the Sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee. Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou. And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the LORD thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the LORD thy God commanded thee to keep the Sabbath day. (Deuteronomy 5:12-15)

If we say we love the Lord, shouldn’t we do what he say? Yes! But, the people that call themselves servants of God break all four of the above commandments. How? By putting other gods before Him. What other gods? The god of Sunday that hangs on a cross. The cross is a Roman death symbol and was the instrument used for execution under Roman law. There is nothing holy about the cross. Jesus is very much alive sitting at the right hand of the Father in the third heaven. The people err greatly by reverencing this death symbol. Some of them bow before this cross even kissing the feet of the image that hangs on it. But, they say they love the Lord. The Lord’s Sabbath day is the seventh day of the week. But, these people say, “Every day is the Lord’s Sabbath day.” If that were true no work could be done any day of the week. The scripture clearly states that it is a day of rest and no work is to be done. This day is very important. It is so important that the Lord has placed it among His Royal Laws. Let’s return to the Book of Matthew and pick up where we left off.

And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. (Matthew 22:39)

Remember, Paul quoted the above verse in Romans chapter 13 verses 8. If we love our neighbors as we love ourselves we have just fulfilled the last six commandments. We will honor our parents, we will not murder our neighbors, we will not committing adultery with their spouse, we will not stealing from them, we will not bear false witness against them, or covet their property. By doing this what have we done? Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. (Romans 13:10) Are we only to obey the Ten Commandments? Let’s see what the Lord says next.

On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. (Matthew 22:40)

All is absolutely correct? If we were to take a look at all the laws, we would see each law would come under one of the Ten Commandments. For example, thou shall not commit adultery. If we do not commit adultery we will not commit any of the sins listed below.

Cursed be he that lieth with his father’s wife; because he uncovereth his father’s skirt. And all the people shall say, Amen. (Deuteronomy 27:20) Cursed be he that lieth with his sister, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen. (Deuteronomy 27:22)

Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. (Leviticus 18:22)

By lying only with our husbands or wives, we will not commit any of the above sins. The Lord did say hang all the law and the Prophets on these two commandments correct? That would mean the dietary law outlined in Leviticus chapter 11, and also the Lord’s High and Holy Sabbath’s outlined in Leviticus chapter 23 must be kept. Now let’s go to the book of I John and see what he has to say about people that say, “I know the Lord,” but they do not keep the commandments.

He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. (I John 2:4)

That’s very clear don’t you think? Let’s recap what we have learned before we continue. At the beginning of this lesson we found out that there are two sets of laws, the Commandments and the Sacrificial Law. We have seen that faith alone will not get us eternal life, because faith establishes the law (commandments). We now know the Biblical definition of sin, which is breaking of the Lord’s laws not mans. We have also seen that the Lord was our sacrifice once and for all, and His death took away the sacrificial law only, and not the commandments. We have also seen that the Love of God is keeping the commandments and by keeping them we will do no ill will to our neighbors and by observing them we will obtain eternal life. And last but not lease, those who say, “I know the Lord,” and keep not His commandments is a liar and the truth is not in them. We have seen Paul has, in no shape or fashion killed the Lord’s commandments, but in fact teaches us to keep them. Now that we have establish that the sacrificial law only was nailed to the cross, and not the commandments let’s continue. Let’s go back into Paul’s writings and take a look at another place these false prophets try to do away with the Lord’s commandment. Let’s go into Romans chapter 3.

 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. (Romans 3:20)

 Once again, we have both laws within this verse. Notice the first part of the verse, “by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight.” What law is this? It is the sacrificial law. Why? Remember in Hebrews the 10th chapter verse 4 it states, “For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.” So, by the deeds of the sacrificial law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight. Now, look at the second part of the verse, “for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” What law is this? The commandments. Why? Sin is the transgression of the law, and if there is no law how would any of us have knowledge of sin. Let’s take a look at the next verse.

 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; (Romans 3:21)

Notice what Paul says, “The righteousness of God without the law is manifested.” What law is this? It is the sacrificial law. Why? And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; (Colossians 2:13-14). We must understand this one thing brothers and sisters, the Bible never contradicts itself. The false prophets are the ones that contradict the Book. Paul and all the rest of the Prophets and Apostles are on the same page and are teaching us to keep the law. If we are not familiar with the entire bible, we will make the same mistake as these false preachers that think there was only one law given to Moses. Look at the last part of the verse, “being witnessed by the law and the prophets.” If we read the law and the prophets, once we get to the New Testament we know that Jesus was manifested to take away a law that was contrary to us, that could never take away sin. He became our final sacrifice nailing the blood ordinances to His cross. Let’s go into Romans chapter 7 and look at a verse these so call preachers skip over every time.

 Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good. (Romans 7:12) 

Why are the laws holy and the commandments holy, just and good?

For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. (Romans 2:13)

Notice those that are doers of the law will be justified in the sight of God and not the hearers. In the beginning of this lesson I mentioned, what will happen to us if we continue to sin and who would die for us. Of course, Christ has died for only those of us that love Him (remember love is the keeping of the commandment). Once we clean our acts up, start walking in His word, and are baptized in His name, are the past, present and future sins forgiven? Let’s take a look at what Paul has to say about this, he will tell us exactly what sins are forgiven. Take a look.

 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; (Romans 3:23-25)

Christ redeemed us or freed us from the curse of the sacrificial law that could never take away sin. What sins are forgiven and whose righteousness is declared? To declare His righteousness for the remission of sins that is past. It is His righteousness not ours. Once we come under the cover of Jesus, our PAST SINS are forgiven only. So, what happens if we sin after our past sin are forgiven? Take heed to the warning our beloved brother Paul is giving us in the Book of Hebrews.

For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. (Hebrews 10:26-27)

Note what Paul says, “If we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins.” Remember in Leviticus how the scripture mentions sinning in ignorance, but when the sin came to the person’s knowledge they offered up a clean animal without blemish. Now that the Seed has come there is no more sacrifice for sin. Once we are under the blood of Christ, we are not to sin willfully. Why?

The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father; neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him. (Ezekiel 18:20)

The soul that sins it shall die! What death is Ezekiel talking about? The second death, which is the lake of fire! So, if we continue to sin willfully what should we expect—A certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. Paul is giving us a clear warning when he states, “we are no long under the law (sacrificial law) we are under grace.” Meaning no more animals will die for us, we will die for our own sins! But, what will happen to those of us that turn to righteousness?

If the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had robbed, walk in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die. None of his sins that he hath committed shall be mentioned unto him: he hath done that which is lawful and right; he shall surely live. (Ezekiel 33:15-16)

Brothers and sisters as long as there’s breath within us, we still have a chance. There is only one unforgivable sin and that is blaspheming the Holy Ghost, which teaching the word of God wrong and knowing it. His laws are still in tact. Don’t let any preacher take eternal life from you, READ THE BIBLE FOR YOURSELF. Those that teach against the Law will have their place in the lake of fire where there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them.( Ephesians 5:5-7) Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. Why? And I say unto you my friends, be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him. (Luke 12:4-5)

May the Lord bless them that fear Him and keep His commandments! In Jesus name, Amen.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Source:  The Israel of God

Most of our present day Christian preachers teach against the Law, Prophets and most important Jesus Himself. By making statements such as, “we don’t have to keep that old law its been nailed to the cross.” These preachers use the books of Paul to make that statement. If that were true, that would mean no one would be able to sin. Why? Because if there is no law there is no sin. Sin is not imputed or no blame can be accredited to any person when there is no law. But, in I John 3:4 it states, “whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.” So if the law was nailed to the cross that would mean its okay to use the Lords name in vain, put other gods before HIM, make graven images and bow before them, pollute the Sabbath day, steal, commit murder, commit adultery and bear false witness. If all these things are okay to commit, then we might as well throw the Bible out the back door and do what ever feels good to us. Today we will find out what law was nailed to the cross. We will see that Paul was in fact a law keeper and how he preached out of the Law and the Prophets. Now let’s begin by taking a look at both of the laws and how they worked together. We will see there were two laws given to Moses, they were the commandments and the sacrificial law. Watch how they worked together.

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a soul shall sin through ignorance against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which ought not to be done, and shall do against any of them: (Leviticus 4:1-2)

The law in the scriptures above is the commandments. Notice something else very important in these two scriptures. It states, “if a soul shall sin through ignorance.” Notice that the scripture did not says on purpose. Why? There is no sacrifice for a sin that is committed willfully. Let’s find out what was to be done if a person committed a sin against the Lord unintentionally. Let’s skip down to the 27th verse and take a look at the second law (which is the sacrificial law).

And if any one of the common people sin through ignorance, while he doeth somewhat against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which ought not to be done, and be guilty; Or if his sin, which he hath sinned, come to his knowledge: then he shall bring his offering, a kid of the goats, a female without blemish, for his sin which he hath sinned. And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin offering, and slay the sin offering in the place of the burnt offering. And the priest shall take of the blood thereof with his finger, and put it upon the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and shall pour out all the blood thereof at the bottom of the altar. (Leviticus 4:27-30)

When the common people sinned through ignorance and it came to their knowledge, what did they have to do? They brought an offering, a kid of the goats, a female without blemish, for their sin which they had committed, then the priest would offer the animal to the Lord. Think about this for a moment. If an animal was killed for a person that committed sin, what will happen to us today if we a trespass against the Lord? We will find that out later. Now we see how the sacrificial law was used when a person broke a commandment unintentionally. Let’s go into Paul’s writings and take another look at both of these laws. We will go into the Book of Galatians chapter 3. This is one of the chapters that the majority of Christian preachers use to do away with the Lord’s commandments. Now, let’s read carefully!

Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator. (Galatians 3:19)

Take heed to what Paul’s says above, “Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions.” What is transgression? Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. (I John 3:4) Transgression is braking of the commandments. What law was added because of the braking of the law? The sacrificial law! Paul is simply asking these Gentiles, “why perform the sacrificial law? It was added because of sin until the seed should come. Who is the seed? Let’s back up in this chapter and find out.

Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, and to seeds, as of many; but as of one, and to thy seed, which is Christ. (Galatians 3:16)

Who is the SEED? CHRIST! So, this law was added (which is the sacrificial law) until Christ came. What was the sacrificial law used for until Christ came?

Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. (Galatians 3:24)

The sacrificial law was our schoolmaster to bring us to Christ. Before we continue, we must clear one thing up. Are we justified by faith alone? Let’s see. Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law. (Romans 3:31) What law is established? Certainly not the sacrificial law, we have seen above that it was added because of transgression until the Seed came (which was Christ). The law established forever is the Lords commandments! Now, let’s back up in this chapter to the third verses and point out the two sets of laws.

Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh? (Galatians 3:3)

The spirit in this case is the word of God, but pay close attention to what Paul says at the end of the verse. “Are ye now made perfect by the flesh?” Can we be made perfect by the flesh? What flesh is Paul talking about? Let’s go to the book of Hebrews and find out.

For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect. (Hebrews 10:1)

The flesh Paul spoke of was the animal sacrifices. Notice what the verse says, “never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.” That’s pretty clear don’t you think? Let’s go back to Galatians chapter 3 and take note how Paul uses the word “law” but does not say this is the sacrificial law or the Commandments. But as we read further in the chapter we will see the difference between the two.

For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. (Galatians 3:10)

We have both Laws with in this verse. In the first part of the verse where it states, “For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse:” This law is the sacrificial law, let’s skip to the 13th verse and we will see this clearly.

Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: (Galatians 3:13)

Notice what’s being said, “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us.” How was he made a curse for us? He took on our sins and redeemed us from the curse of the sacrificial law which could never take away sin. Now take a look at the next set of verses and we will see indeed that only the sacrificial law was nailed to the cross.

And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; (Colossians 2:13-14)

Notice this, “He quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross. Why was this law (which is the sacrificial law) contrary to us? Notice this in Hebrews the 10th chapter;

For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. (Hebrews 10:4)

For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. That is why it was contrary to us. The sacrificial law simply could not make us perfect. Now let’s look at the second half of the 13th verse in the book of Galatians chapter 3.

Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: (Galatians 3:13) Paul is simply quoting Moses, take a look:

His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day; (for he that is hanged is accursed of God;) that thy land be not defiled, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance. (Deuteronomy 21:23)

Go into the Book of John chapter 19 verse 31 and you will see that Jesus was removed from the cross before sun down. Let’s back up in Galatians chapter 3 to verses 10 and watch how we have a different law in the second half of the verse.

For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. (Galatians 3:10)

This law is part of the commandments. Once again Paul, is quoting Moses, let’s take a look.

Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen. (Deuteronomy 27:26)

 

Let’s take a look at some of these laws in Deuteronomy 27th chapter.

Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen. Cursed be he that lieth with his father’s wife; because he uncovereth his father’s skirt. And all the people shall say, Amen. Cursed be he that lieth with any manner of beast. And all the people shall say, Amen. Cursed be he that lieth with his sister, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen. Cursed be he that lieth with his mother in law. And all the people shall say, Amen. Cursed be he that smiteth his neighbour secretly. And all the people shall say, Amen. Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen. Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen. (Deuteronomy 27:19-26)

After reading through some of these commandments ask yourself, what’s wrong with these laws? If we say we are followers of the Lord shouldn’t we keep ourselves from doing these things? Yes! If the sacrificial law was the only law taken away when Jesus was nailed to the cross, which would mean all the other laws are still intact. Commandments, High and Holy Sabbaths, weekly Sabbaths and the Dietary law . We can’t stop here. Let’s go to the Book of I Timothy chapter one and see if Paul kills the Lords commandments.

Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: (I Timothy 1:5)

What does he mean the end of the commandment is charity? What is charity? It means love fore mankind correct? Now take a look at these verses in the Book of Romans.

Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. (Romans 13:8-10)

Take heed to what Paul says, “love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love (which is charity) is the fulfilling of the law. Paul says, “If you LOVE your neighbor you will not, commit adultery, kill, steal, bear false witness nor covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Once again Paul is quoting from the books Moses! As a matter of fact Paul was quoting the Lord God, remember the Lord gave the Laws to Moses. Take a look:

Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt not commit adultery. Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s. (Exodus 20:13-17)

What do we see here? We see Paul is inline with the rest of the Bible. He is not trying to do away with the Lords commandments. It is the false prophets that do not read the entire book from Genesis to Revelation! They are trying to do away with the Lord’s laws. Paul was well aware that the law was to be kept. Pay close attention to what the Chief Apostles says about Paul’s writings.

Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. (II Peter 3:14-17)

Pay very close attention to what Peter says, “in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.” If we are not familiar with the whole Bible, we will never get any understanding of the Word of God. My advice to those that are seeking the Lord, read the entire Bible, don’t start at the Book of Acts and stop at the Book of Hebrews. Read from the beginning to the end, meaning from Genesis to Revelation. Now let’s go back to the book of I Timothy and pick up were we left off…

From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling; Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm. But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully; Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, (I Timothy 1:6-8)

Notice what Paul says, “we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully. Knowing this that the law is not made for a righteous man.” Why isn’t the law for the righteous? If we are righteous we are keeping the law. Remember the Biblical definition of sin is; whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. (I John 3:4) So the law is for whom? For the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for men stealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine. Looks like Paul is preaching “keep the law” like the rest of the Lord’s disciples. The people that teach against the Lord’s commandments teach traditions of men. Now let’s take a look at II Timothy chapter 4. This is one of the places were these ungodly preachers go to try to do away with the Lord’s dietary law. Pay close attention and we will see these verses have to do with a religious organization and not to do away with the Lord’s dietary law.

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; (I Timothy 4:1)

Notice this, “in the latter times some shall depart from the faith.” In the latter or final times some will depart or leave the belief. Doctrines of devils? Here are a few of them; Sunday is the Lord’s day, believe in the Lord only without works and make it into the kingdom of heaven, born again already and so on and so on. Let’s skip to the third verse;

Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. (I Timothy 4:3)

We cannot skip the part of the verse were it states, “Forbidding to marry.” Remember in the first verse it says, “that in latter time some shall depart from the faith.” Forbidding to marry is braking one of the Lord’s first commandments that was given to man, which was, to be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth. What organization forbids its ministers to marry? The Roman Catholic church. Pick up your encyclopedia and look up the “Benedictine Order” and you will see exactly what Paul is talking about. What does Paul mean to abstain from meats, which were created to be received? Who does this, during the pagan festival called “Lent”? The Roman Catholic Church. Now, let’s take a look at the next verse and see where these unlearned and unstable preachers try to kill the Lord’s dietary law.

For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: (I Timothy 4:4)

Every creature is good that God created and they all serve a purpose, but these false prophets always skip the next verse. Take a look:

For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. (I Timothy 4:5)

What does sanctified mean? It means set apart. The meats that are created to be received are set apart in Leviticus the 11th chapter. Only those who know and believe the truth know that we cannot pray over meats, which God has deemed unclean. If we eat unclean meats that are not created to be received, we have transgressed the Lord’s commandments. The Lord does not hear a prayer of a sinner. Let’s take a look at the prophet Isaiah and see what the Lord Jesus thinks about people that eat unclean meats.

I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my name. 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; A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of brick; Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat swine’s flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels; 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. (Isaiah 65:1-5)

Take heed to what the Lord says about people who eat swine’s flesh (PIG), “These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day.” Notice something else, “Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou.” This lets us know these aren’t the people in the streets, such as the dope man, pimps or prostitutes, these are so-called church people. Why? When is the last time you’ve heard a dope pusher say, “I’m holier than thou.” Never! Let’s take a look what will happen to these so-called church people that eat things that are an abomination unto us.

For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many. They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine’s flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD. (Isaiah 66:16-17)

 

Notice what the LORD said, “the slain of the LORD shall be many. They that sanctify themselves, eating swine’s flesh, and the abomination, shall be consumed together,” saith the LORD. Why will they be consumed? And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you. Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you. (Leviticus 11:7-8) For I am the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. (Leviticus 11:44) Remember sin is the transgression of the Law! Eating the pig is breaking of the Lord’s commandments. Now let’s return to Paul’s writings and see where the unlearned use scripture to say Lord’s Sabbath was done away with.

And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight. (Acts 20:7)

Pay close attention to what’s being said. The verse states, “Upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread.” What were the disciples doing? They were simply eating, and talking about the Word of God. The next part of the verse, “Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.” The verse says, “Continued his speech until midnight.” If he preached until midnight when did he begin his speech? Remember the beginning of the verse said, “Upon the first day of the week.” The Lord’s days begins at sundown. When the verse states upon the first day of the week it was sundown on the 7th day of the week and his speech continue on into the first day of the week. Let’s skip to the 11th verse.

When he therefore was come up again, and had broken bread, and eaten, and talked a long while, even till break of day, so he departed. (Acts 20:11)

Where did we see in these verses, thus sayeth the Lord God of Israel, “My Sabbath day will not be kept because Paul preached from sundown on the 7th day of the week, until sunup on the first day of the week.” These unlearned and unstable preachers teach this. Nowhere from Genesis to Revelations can we read that the Lords Sabbath day has been taken away or changed to the first day of the week. Now, Let see if Paul observed the Lord’s Sabbath day.

Now when Paul and his company loosed from Pathos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia: and John departing from them returned to Jerusalem. But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and sat down. (Acts 13:13-14)

What did Paul and his company do? Went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and sat down. Why would Paul do that? Because it is the LAW! (Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the Sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the Sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings (Leviticus 23:3.) Let’s look at the next verse and see what they read.

And after the reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for the people, say on. (Acts 13:15)

What were they reading out of? The law and the prophets! Read the rest of this chapter and you will see Paul was quoting out of the Law and the Prophets. Now let’s take another look at a place in Paul’s writings where the Roman Christians try to avoid the Lord’s commandments.

For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. (Romans 6:14)

What law are we not under? The Sacrificial Law. If we back up or even go forward in this chapter Paul is still talking about sin. If there is no law there is no sin. So why should Paul continue to talk about sin if the law was nailed to the cross? Let’s go to Romans chapter 5 and we will see Paul explaining to these Gentiles that if there is no law you cannot sin. Take a look!

For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. (Romans 5:13)

Look at the first part of this verse. “For until the law sin was in the world.” What does Paul mean by this? If sin was in the world before this law what does that tell us? Once again we have two laws, as we have seen in Galatians chapter 3. Paul is simply saying, “For until the sacrificial law, sin was in the world.” But sin is not imputed when there is no law. What does imputed mean? (Credit to or Blame) Once again, what is the biblical definition of sin? Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. (I John 3:4) Take a look at this verse in Galatians again.

Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator. (Galatians 3:19)

Note what the verse says, “It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come.” And who was that SEED? Christ! Once He came, what happened? Let’s let the Prophet Daniel answer this question.

And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. 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. (Daniel 9:27)

Note what the scripture says, “after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself.” Who was cut off or killed for us? By which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. (Hebrews 10:10)

 When the Messiah was cut off, what happened? He caused the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, not the Lord commandments. So far we have seen that Paul and the Prophets are on the same page. Let’s take a look at Jesus for a moment. What we will do now is see that Jesus was the God of the Old Testament as well as the New and He was in fact the God that gave the commandments to Moses. In the Old Testament, Jesus had entire nations destroyed and individuals stoned to death for breaking His commandments. What makes this modern day Christian think he or she can walk into the kingdom of God on belief alone and no works (which is keeping the law)? Would that be fair to the people that were killed for breaking the Lord Jesus’ commandments? No! Let’s begin in the book of John chapter one and identify the Lord Jesus in the Old Book.

 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. (John 1:18)

 Notice what the verse says, “No man hath seen God at any time.” If no man has seen God at anytime that covers all time, correct? Well who is this in the mountain?

And he said unto Moses, Come up unto the LORD, thou, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; and worship ye afar off. (Exodus 24:1)  

Here we see the Lord told Moses to bring, Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel to come up unto Him. Let’s see what happens next. 

Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel: And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness. And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand: also they saw God, and did eat and drink. (Exodus 24:9-10)  

Remember, that in John chapter one verse 18 states, “No man hath seen God at any time.” Anytime will cover all time, but above, in Exodus, it states seventy-four people saw the God of Israel. Let go back to the book of John and see exactly what he meant by no man has seen God at any time.

TO BE CONTINUED

Posted by: kingskid49 | January 25, 2010

GOD IS A LIAR??? I THOUGHT THE DEVIL WAS A LIAR!

 

The basic nature of mankind is an overwhelming propensity to question the authority and Majesty of our Lord God.  We refuse to believe His Words; whether they come directly from His mouth; the mouth of His Angels or the mouth and pen of His Prophets and Apostles. Your response should be, “How so?”  I will answer this question.  Your next question is probably, “What makes you think that you know more than I do; more than my Pastor does; more than my denomination does; more than Modern day Christendom does?  I will answer that question also. 

However, before I proceed to answer I have a few questions.  Have you read the Bible from beginning to end, recently?  Are you willing to investigate the “faith” that you profess? (i.e. Test the spirits by the Spirits 1 John 4:1) 

I must stop pussy-footing around the simple fact that it is well worth your eternal destiny to investigate that which you have been taught by man.  Psalm 118:8   According to our knowledge of and obedience to the Word of God, not just your favorite passages or verses but the complete Word of God, rest our eternal destination:  In or out of the Lake of Fire. 

Back to my first statement:  Man has from the very beginning doubted the very words which proceeded out to the mouth of the Lord,–“…thou shalt surely diebecause of a fabricated mixture of a little bit of truth and a great big lie–Genesis 3:4, and we have been doubting and dying ever since. 

Very few of us have been privileged enough for the Lord to remove the blinders from our eyes.    It is a joy to know that we now have the right to the Tree of Life and at the same time heartbreaking;  Ecclesiastes 1:18,  to realize that the world is still being deceived by Satan and multitudes will find their home in the Lake of Fire.  Yes, Satan’s goal is to deceive every individual on planet earth into believing that the Lord God is a liar.  Satan has proven himself as the consummate liar. 

You are probably asking, “How did you reach that conclusion?”  The Devil, single-handedly coerced one third of an innumerable number of the Angels to an eternity in the Lake of Fire, which proves that he is a silver tongued Snake.  He is persuasive enough to convince the Holy Spirits who were the Servants of God to stage a mutiny and become evil spirits.  My question is :  “If the Serpent convinced the Angels who are a “little higher” than we (man Psalm 8:5), what makes Modern day Christendom think that it is not and can not be deceived?” 

The first question I promised to answer:  “How so?”  We refuse to believe God, and yet we are so easily accepting of the doctrines of men. 

  1. The Sabbath is no more. This is a lie, Sunday worship became law in 324 AD at the Nicean Council under threat of death.  The Sabbath (seventh day) worship was outlawed by Emperor Constantine.  Have you ever stopped to notice that Paul and all the Apostles and followers of his day observed the Sabbath and all of the Lord’s Feast days spelled out in Leviticus 23The Emperor was a pagan Sun worshiper who even though he claimed to have had an epiphany and revelation of “Christ”, he put off his baptism until he was on his deathbed.
  2. There are different laws for the Israelites and the Gentiles.  Either this is a lie or the Lord lied when He said  Exodus 12:48-49   Numbers 15:15-16, 29   Numbers 23:19 Malachi 3:6   Hebrews 13:8    James 1:17 
  3. Jesus died on “good Friday” and rose Sunday morning is a lie or Jesus lied when He said the sign that would prove that He is the Christ was he would be in the grave three days and three nights  Matthew 12:38-40
  4. Jesus was born on the 25th day of December, this is a lie, or the Bible lied when it reports that King Herrod was so unsure of the date of Jesus’ birth, that he killed all the male children two years old and under  Matthew 2:16
  5. The Laws of God were nailed to the cross of Jesus, this is a lie or Jesus is a lie.  Matthew 5:17-19
  6. When you die your “spirit” goes to heaven, hell, or purgatory is a lie or the Lord lied when he told Adam and Eve in Genesis 3:19  John 3:13 John 6:38-40  John 6:44  John 6:54
  7. You can eat anything you like as long as you pray over it is a lie or maybe the Lord changed His mind after dictating Leviticus 11Deuteronomy 14:3-21   to Moses.
  8. Paul said that the gentiles did not have to be circumcised is the doctrine of Modern day Christendom, but the Lord said that circumcision was a sign of the covenant between the Lord and Abraham.  Genesis 17:11  And if you be Abraham’s seed then you will do the deeds of faithful Abraham Galatians 3:27-29
  9. The saints are going to be raptured off to heaven is a lie.  1 Thessalonians 4:17  Zechariah 14:3-5  Revelation 5:10

 The vast majority of Modern day Christendom perceives the Laws of God as spelled out in the Old Testament as a “yoke or a burden” even though they claim to love the Lord.  However, the Bible says if you love God you obey His commandments.   Exodus 20:6  Deuteronomy 5:10  Deuteronomy 7:9  Nehemiah 1:5  Daniel 9:4  John 14:15  John 14:21  1 John 2:1-4 

Christens love to confess this Scripture, however they stop too short to gain knowledge  Romans 10:9-11   Romans 10:13-15  Modern day Christendom cannot call on Him who they have not believed and cannot  believe in Him who they have not heard.  A superb standard to hold up to your Pastor is the words of King Solomon in Ecclesiastes 12:9-11.

In Jeremiah we find God’s promise for mankind’s spiritual education, and it will be exactly the way the Lord wants it, no longer man’s doctrine.   Jeremiah 3:  13Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the LORD thy God, and hast scattered thy ways to the strangers under every green tree, and ye have not obeyed my voice, saith the LORD.

 14Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion:

 15And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.

That is what is lacking in Modern day Christendom, “knowledge and understanding; Pastors according to God’s own heart”  

Let us examine what the Prophet Isaiah said regarding the future condition of man: 29: 9Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.

 10For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.

 11And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed:

 12And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.

 13Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:

Mankind talks a “good game”, however, there is nothing hidden from the Lord.

In Closing, I will quote from Revelation 22:18-19 

 18For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

 19And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

I suggest that we invest some time in seeking and searching out what “Thus says the LORD”.  It is imperative that you investigate, exactly, what it is you will lose if your name is not found written in the Lamb’s “book of life”.

To answer the second Question, “What makes you think that you know more than I do;…..”  I do not think that I know more than anyone, however, I do realize that I gain more knowledge each and every time I investigate, searching and seeking out the pearls of wisdom throughout, the inerrant Words of the Lord our God.

Peace to All

King’s Kid

 This is a re-post of this title, with updated text 
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When the Lord created man from the dust of the ground and “breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and man became a living soul”, Genesis 2:7, and the Lord commanded the man saying, of every tree in the garden thou mayest freely eat, Genesis 2:16.
However, there were two trees in the garden that did not grow out of the ground, Genesis 2:9; the Tree of Life and the Tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil. Now, the Lord is speaking in parables when He is talking about the two trees in the midst of the garden. We must work out our own salvation with fear and trembling; Philippians 2:12.
 
So we must search the scriptures to find out about the two trees in the midst of the Garden of Eden: the Tree of Life and the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil. It is taught, by many false prophets, that the tree of knowledge Good and Evil is an apple tree; they teach that the fruit which Adam and Eve ate was an apple. This is the beginning of their false doctrine, and if you follow this line of reasoning through, then what kind of tree is the Tree of Life, which was also in the midst of the garden?
 
Do you know that the so-called “Shepherds/Preachers” of today have even lied about man’s creation? When the Lord created Adam He breathed into his nostrils and Adam became a living soul. Here the Lord is speaking clearly and not in a parable as when He was speaking of the “trees in the midst of the garden”.
 
But the “Preachers” of today teach that man is created with a body, soul and spirit. It is evident that they do not understand the word “became” a living soul when the breath of Life was breathed into his nostrils. They certainly do not understand that before God breathed into Adam’s nostrils, he was a dead soul. If they do not understand that Adam was made a living soul; 1 Corinthians 15:45, then they can not understand the parable in the third chapter of Genesis.
Turn to Genesis 3:1, we read where the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field, which the Lord God made. Now, I ask, when was the last time you heard a snake talk? This most certainly must be a parable. So what we have to do is search the scriptures to find out who this serpent is.
 
Turn to Revelation 12:7-9, where you read that there was a war in heaven: Michael and His angels fought against the dragon and his angels, and prevailed not, and the dragon was cast out, that old serpent called the Devil and Satan was cast out of heaven with his angels into the Earth. What is he called in verse :9 The Great Dragon, Serpent, Devil and Satan. Now, we know that the serpent talking to the woman is none other than Satan the Devil. Before he was cast out of heaven, he was one of the morning stars that was there when the Lord laid the foundations of the Earth, Job 38:3-7, when all the stars (Angels) sang together for there was only joy in heaven among the sons of God. There was no sin among the angels as they created the creation as they were commanded; Psalms 104:4, 30.
 
They were perfect in the day that they were created, but then iniquity was found in one of the anointed cherubs; Ezekiel 28:14-15. We see in Isaiah 14:12-14, that the anointed cherub which was cast out was called Lucifer, Son of the Morning. He was one of the “morning stars”, until he desired to be like the Most High, to reign over the Stars of God (Angels) in heaven and sit in Jerusalem on Earth; Psalms 48:2.
 
Now, we know the iniquity that was in the Devil is that he Wants to be like the Most High God; Ezekiel 28:1-3, 11-16, we also know that the Serpent in the Garden is an angel whose name used to Lucifer, but now is called the Great Dragon, The Devil and Satan.
 
Let’s turn back to Genesis 3:2-3, here we see the woman telling the Serpent (Satan) that they may eat of the fruit of the trees of the Garden: but the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the Garden, God hath said , “You shall not eat of it, neither shall you touch it.” So, what is this tree that you shall not touch, let alone eat the fruit of? It has been said that the fruit that they ate was an apple. So the tree in the midst of the garden must be an apple tree.
 
Let us take a look at this tree, turn to Ezekiel 31:1-18, here we read that the Word of the Lord came to Ezekiel telling him to speak unto Pharaoh, King of Egypt. This Pharaoh is described as a tree and was in the garden of God; Ezekiel 31:8, and all the trees in the Garden envied him; Ezekiel 31:9. This tree that is called Pharaoh made nations shake at the sound of his fall, :16, was in the Garden of God. So this King of Egypt is no ordinary man.
 
Turn to Daniel 10:10-13, here we read that the Angel Gabriel was sent to Daniel to show him the meaning of a vision, but was held up for three weeks by the Prince of the Kingdom of Persia: But, lo, Michael, one of the Chief Princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the Kings of Persia.
 
Now, how can an ordinary man hold the Angel, Gabriel, prisoner for three weeks and have to receive help from Michael the Archangel; Michael the Angel that fought in the war in heaven; Revelation 12:7-9, and cast the Dragon, (Lucifer) and his angels out.
 
In Ezekiel 28:1-3, we read the Word of the Lord came to Ezekiel telling him about the Prince of Tyrus; how the Prince of Tyrus said he was a god and sits in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas, yet thou art a man and not God. Is this really a man? This man is “wiser than Daniel and there is no secret that they can hide from thee”, :3.
Skip down to verses, :12-16, here we read that the King of Tyrus was perfect in beauty and full of wisdom, :12. Now what man do you know that was perfect in beauty? This King of Tyrus was in the Garden of Eden. Think about what you have just read. How can this be since Adam and Eve were the only ones in the Garden of Eden? They did not have their first child till after they were driven out from the Garden of Eden, Genesis 3:23-24, Genesis 4:1.
So who is this King of Tyrus which was in the Garden of Eden? Ezekiel 28:13 tells us that this man was created. Now, think for a moment how many men have been created? Just one, Adam, all the rest came from woman, they were born; even Eve you might say was born because she came out of Adam.
 
Let’s continue reading, verse :14 tells us that the King of Tyrus is the Anointed Cherub that covereth and he was upon the Holy Mountain of God, simply put, he was in God’s government. He was perfect in the day that he was created till iniquity was found in him, verse 15. He was cast out of the Mountain of God (Government), for his sin.
Now, we know that this tree in the garden is also called Pharaoh King of Egypt; Ezekiel 31:2, 8-9, 16-18 and in Ezekiel 28:1-3, 12-13, he is called Prince or King of Tyrus, in Daniel he is called the Prince or King of Persia. We will find out as we travel through the Holy Scriptures that the tree in the Garden of Eden has other titles and names that he is called by.
 
Turn back to Genesis 3:1 and let’s take a closer look at the serpent that is more cunning than any beast of the field. We know that this Serpent is not really a snake, so let’s see what he really looks like. Pastors of today portray him as a snake wrapped around an apple tree in the garden, a devil with a red suit; long tail; carrying a pitch fork and ruling over hell.
Let us detour for a moment and go read what the anointed cherub that covereth, whose name was Lucifer, looks like. In Ezekiel 1:3-11; Ezekiel 10:8-22; Revelation 4:6-8, we read that Cherubs have four faces, six wings with eyes all over, hands under their wings, and calves feet and sometimes are called beast instead of Angels; Genesis 3:1, Revelation 4:6-8. They are also called Stars; Job 38:6-7, Angels are also called men; Genesis 19:1-5, Daniel 9:21; they are also called Sons of God; Job 1:6-7, Job 2:1. In Isaiah 6:1-3, they are called Seraphims.
 
Now, we know what the Serpent (Satan) really looks like, we also found out that he walks up and down in the Earth. That should tell you something, snakes do not walk, and they don’t talk. Back to Genesis 2:16-17; we read that the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “of every tree of the Garden thou mayest freely eat. But of the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shall not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof, thou shall surely die”. We just read what the Lord God said, that disobedience brings death.
 
In Genesis 3:1-4, the Devil (Serpent) and the woman are having a conversation about what the Lord God had said to Adam in Genesis 2:16-17. Then the Serpent said to the woman, “You shall not surely die…”. Before we read any further, let’s look at Genesis 2:25; here we read that Adam and Eve were both naked and were not ashamed.
Back to Genesis 3:4-5. As we continue reading we hare the Devil telling the woman that when she eats the fruit from the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil, that their eyes would be opened and “Ye shall be as Gods, knowing good and evil. Wait a minute, did we just read the Devil (Serpent) told the woman a lie, that she would not die? I understand why the Lord called the Devil (Serpent) a liar and murderer in John 8:44, because he speaks of his own.
 
Let’s continue, in Genesis 3:6 the woman did eat the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil and gave to her husband and he did eat. The thing that amazes me is that they already knew good and evil, they knew that if they ate the fruit from the Tree of knowledge of good and evil that they would die. This is an evil that would come upon all, Ecclesiastes 9:3, and if they did not eat from the Tree they would not die.
 
Once again, it has been said that the fruit was an apple. Well, let’s just find out what kind of fruit it was that they ate. In Hosea 10:13, we will read this one verse. The Lord said in, verse :13, we have eaten the fruit of lies, because we trust in our own way instead of trusting in the Lord.
Back to Genesis 3:7, after they ate the fruit their eyes were opened and they knew that they were naked they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves aprons. Then they heard the Lord walking in the Garden and they hid themselves from Him, :8-11. Remember that we read in Genesis 2:25, that they were naked and not ashamed. But now we see them covering themselves and hiding from the Lord when He came into the Garden. When the Lord called to Adam, saying, “Where art thou?”, Adam told Him that he had hidden himself because, “I heard your voice in the Garden and I was afraid because I was naked”.
 
Pay close attention to what the Lord asked Adam; :11, the Lord said, “Who told you that you were naked? Someone told them that they were naked—Satan. The Lord asked, “Hast thou eaten of the Tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat of?”
 
Now we know that the fruit that they ate from the tree—which was Satan—were the words (lies) that he spoke to them. He told them about being naked. He also told them they would be like God if they listened to him. They ate his words. That is the fruit of lies that they ate.
 
In John 8:44 we read where Jesus is talking about the Devil. He was a murderer and liar from the beginning, because he killed the whole human race by telling the woman a lie, saying, if she listened to him they would not die, Genesis 3:4, but be as God knowing good and evil; 3:5.
So you see the Devil did as he has always done, he gave them a little bit of truth and a great big lie, to make it desirable; Genesis 3:6. The part truth is they would be as God knowing good and evil. When we turn to Genesis 3:21-22 we read that after Adam and his wife knew they were naked and were ashamed, the Lord made coats of skins, and clothed them.
 
Now, my question is, where did these coats of skin come from? When Adam and his wife disobeyed (sinned) death came into play; some animal had to die, so that they would have coats of skin to wear. Genesis 3:22, the Lord said behold the man is become as one of us to know good and evil. Is this not what the Serpent told the woman in Genesis 3:5? So, the Lord drove man out of the Garden, so that he could not eat from the Tree of Life, which is the Lord; Genesis 3:23-24. You cannot drink of the cup of the Lord and the cup of Devils; you cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table and of the table of Devils. If man had eaten from the Tree of Life he would have learned how to live forever. So the Lord drove the man out and place Cherubims to keep (guard) the way of the Tree of Life (the Lord). So now, I ask do you know what the Tree of Life and its fruit is?
 
After a careful reading of the third chapter of Genesis we now know by going to other Scriptures, that the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil and its fruit is none other than the Devil and the words (lies) that he spoke and the different names that he is called by.

The majority of people do not know that the Lord speaks in parables; Psalms 78:1-2, Matthew 13:34-35. Even from the beginning; in the book of Genesis.

Posted by: kingskid49 | July 20, 2009

JESUS the God of All Times

 

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The God of the Old and New

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Many people that claim to be religious find it hard to believe that before Jesus was born of Mary he was in fact God. However, this is nothing new because the Pharisees and other religious leaders of Jesus day found this fact just as hard to believe back then. They even attempted to stone Him on numerous occasions because of statements He made alleging Himself to be God. “The Jews answered Him, saying, for a good work we stone thee not; but for a blasphemy: and because that thou being a man, makest thyself God.” (St. John 10:33)  I guess all the uproar has been over the question: How can God be born of a woman?  Supposedly rational minded people find this impossibility.  Never the less, these same people do not seem to cringe at the idea that God hung the world on nothing (Job 26:7), or that he created man from dirt, (Genesis 2:7)  Even the idea that Eve was made of one of Adams ribs does not seem such a hard task for the Almighty God. Well then, why the rejection of the idea of Jesus being God, when the entire bible supports it? Before Jesus came in the flesh, the prophet Isaiah wrote that he (Jesus) would be “despised and rejected of men” (Isaiah 53:3), and “for a stone of stumbling and rock of offence to both the houses of Israel” (Isaiah 8:14).  In other words, Isaiah knew that when Jesus came into the world He would not be received graciously, even though He made the world (St. John 1:10-11).

 

What are some of the things Jesus said that support Him being God?  In (St. John 5:37) He said, “And the father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me, ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.”  Well, if no man has heard or seen the Father at any time, who did Moses and the elders of Israel see in (Exodus 24:9-11), where the bible says twice that they saw God?  They saw Jesus, the God of the Old Testament, the God of Israel.  Paul clarifies this in (1 Corinthians 10:1-4) when he has let us know that Jesus was the “Rock” that led the Israelites through the Red Sea. This is the same “Rock” that Isaiah said many would be offended by.  Now, what was Jesus doing at the Red Sea if his beginning was with Mary?  Here is the explanation; “And the word was made flesh, and dwelt among us.” (St. John 1:14).   But prior to that, he was God with God.  That’s why St. John 1:1-3 says, “In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God.  The same was in the beginning with God.  All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made.”  Jesus is called the Word because He is the spokesman for the Father.  Now we can under stand why Jesus said no man has heard the Father’s voice at anytime.

 What did Jesus mean when He said, “Before Abraham was, I am?” (St. John 8:58), here not only Jesus is telling us that He was in existence before Abraham was, (Who was born over 1,200 years before Jesus was born of Mary) but He is also telling us that He has always existed.  That’s why He said, “Before Abraham was I Am”.  Furthermore by saying, “I Am” He repeated what He had told Moses at the burning bush.  “And God said unto Moses, “I AM THAT I AM:” and He said, “Thus shalt you say to the children of Israel, ‘I Am hath sent me unto you’.” (Exodus 3:14) Moses wanted to know God’s name and the Lord told him “I Am that I Am” therefore He called Himself I AM. This is what He told the people in St. John the eighth Chapter. “I AM.”

 

There are many more examples that I can give proving Jesus was the God of the Old Testament but I’ll only mention one more. When Isaiah prophesied concerning the birth of Jesus by a virgin he called his name Immanuel, (Isaiah 7:14)  When Matthew testified of the birth of Jesus (Matthew 1:18-23) he let us know that his birth was fulfilling the words of the prophet.  He also gave us the meaning of Immanuel.  GOD WITH US.  The prophet and the apostle here clearly let us know that God had been born of a virgin. So we see that the Old and New Testaments give evidence that Jesus is the God of all times.  Remember, Jesus said himself, “Before Abraham was I AM.”

Source:  The Israel Of God/Text Lessons

Posted by: kingskid49 | April 27, 2009

SALAD-BAR CHRISTIANITY

 Source:  The Israel of God Bible Study Class

In mainstream Christianity, when we try and correct someone with the bible and show them what the word of God says, some are quick to go on the defensive especially when what you say goes against what they are being taught and what they believe. That’s when the “Who are you to judge me?” comes out. Even my own mother told me that we serve the same God but in different ways. We were taught to be “opened-minded” and to tolerate other people’s beliefs and ideas. In a democratic and “multicultural” society, this approach has its merits, for people do not want someone else’s religion or other ideas forced down their throats. But there is a grave danger in this approach. Although it is good to be kind and to be “tolerant” of others’ ideas and religions, this approach can very easily degenerate into religious confusion—into a situation where millions of people begin to assume that there are no absolute truths, and that God will put up with anything and anybody.

 

We are at risk of reflecting the worldly cynicism that Pontius Pilate, Governor of Judah, showed when he examined Jesus Christ. (John 18:37-38) (v.37) Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice. (v.38) Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all. Jesus is telling you that everyone that is of the truth hears his voice. Surely every doctrine that is being taught in the name of Jesus is not true. So how can you be absolutely sure the voice that you are hearing and following is that of the true and living God? (John 17:17) Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. That’s the only way that you can be sure that you are following the God of this bible and not some god created in the mind of this self-serving man. You must at all times stay close to the scriptures and don’t lean on the understanding of others, or even your own understanding for that matter.

(Pro 3:5) Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. If you truly believe in the God of the Bible, you must believe that there is absolute truth. For the inspired Word of God clearly indicates this, again and again. In our desire to be “nice” or “tolerant,” we may unwittingly water down our entire concept of right and wrong. In this “tolerant” spirit, some assume that all religions are equal—that God has not revealed unique truth through His Word or through Jesus Christ. However, if you truly believe the Bible, you will understand that this is wrong. Even the Apostle Paul—whom many think of as expanding the Christianity that Jesus preached—gave a pointed reminder to the uncircumcised Gentiles of Ephesus, describing their condition before coming into the Truth: (Eph 2:12) That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world. This same message is for the world today, whether you are a Gentile, Hamite, or Shemite you are without God if you don’t repent and come up out of this Roman Christianity and stop serving man and start serving God. How would that message be received in today’s “tolerant” society? Similarly, preaching to the Jews of his day, the Apostle Peter powerfully proclaimed the uniqueness of Jesus Christ’s name and authority, stating: “This is the ‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’ Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:11-12). This inspired passage certainly gives no hint of “exclusivist” or “ecumenical” feeling, or that “all religions are the same.” And the Word of God repeats this point, again and again!

 

Millions of professing Christians attend church each Sunday, singing songs, clapping hands and wanting to “feel good” about their acceptance of The Person of Christ—at least their idea about Christ. Yet the true Christ of the Bible warns us all: (Mat.7:21-23) (v.21) Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. (v.22) Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? (v.23) And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. These are church people that Jesus is going tell to “Depart from me I never knew you, ye that work iniquity”.  Iniquity is just another word for sin and the bible clearly tells you that sin is that breaking of God’s law (1John:3:4). The problem is that no one wants to keep the commandments of God. Excuse me, I stand corrected-in these days of “Salad-Bar Christianity”  people think that they can pick and choose which of the commandments they will and will not keep.

 

That might work with man but I guarantee you it will not fly with God. In decrying lawlessness, Jesus was talking about mankind’s failure to keep God’s spiritual Law, the Ten Commandments. Many churches today give “lip service” to the commandments just as the word of God prophesied they would; (Eze.33:30-32) (v.31) Also, thou son of man, the children of thy people still are talking against thee by the walls and in the doors of the houses, and speak one to another, every one to his brother, saying, Come, I pray you, and hear what is the word that cometh forth from the LORD. (v.31) And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they show much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness. (v.32) And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not. You hear what thus saith the Lord but you aren’t going to do it. Oh, it sounds like a very lovely song and a pleasant voice when you hear it, you hear what the Word of God says but you do them not. Some churches are quick to say we teach and keep the commandments but their members become some what confused if they are reminded that the fourth commandment directly tells us to worship God on the seventh day of the week, which we know as Saturday not the ancient, pagan “day of the sun, Sunday.  “Oh, but that’s too strict,” some will say. “We don’t need to take Jesus’ statement so seriously.” Really? Perhaps we should not take Jesus’ statements about not killing so seriously, either. Perhaps we should not take Jesus’ prohibition of lying so seriously. Perhaps we should not take so seriously His condemnation of wanting divorce (except for the very few strict biblical exceptions). What about “Thou shall not steal”? Maybe we shouldn’t take that so seriously either?  Right?  Of course not! (James 2:10-11) For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. (v11) For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law. For he that said not to commit adultery is the same that said also, do not kill, and he that said not to kill said also remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy. You can not pick and choose which of the commandments you are or aren’t going to keep, it’s either the Lord’s way or the highway, and that highway leads straight to the lake of fire.

 

The truth is that we have become, in large part, a society of Salad-Bar Christians. Many like to profess that they follow Christ, but few actually follow Him! Many like to profess that they believe in the Ten Commandments, but they are extremely quick to “water down” the commandments when it suits their purpose—and our modern “lifestyle.” We like to think that we stand for truth. But how many of us resort to lying “a little” when it suits our purpose? How many of us actually keep the dietary law of the bible. Again, the word of God is very clear. For the Apostle John quotes the word of God promising: (Rev 21:7-8) (v.7) He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. (v.8) But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. The liar and the murderers along with the whoremongers and the abominable will receive the same reward. Let’s take a quick look at one way that you can make yourself abominable in the eyes of the Lord. (Lev 20:25) Ye shall therefore put difference between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean fowls and clean: and ye shall not make your souls abominable by beast, or by fowl, or by any manner of living thing that creepeth on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean. You mean you didn’t know that you could make yourself unclean and abominable by eating certain manners of food? Yes, what your diet consists of could very well have you tossed into the fire with the liars and the murderers and the whoremongers. Sisters and brothers, I urge you to read the bible for yourself and pray for some understanding. But since our western society is too “educated” and likes to “compromise,” we do not really want to believe do we? Sisters and brothers, I pray that as thousands have already done, more and more of you will open your hearts and minds and be willing study your bible and to understand and practice the full Truth.

 

We do need to take seriously the inspired Word of God! The Apostle Paul was inspired to tell us that; (2 Thess 2:10-12) (v.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. In order to be saved you must learn and practice the truth; learn what thus said the Lord and do it. (v.11) And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: And if you keep playing games with the Word of God, he will give you a strong delusion and you will actually start to truly believe those lies that you deal with, and you know the ones that I’m referring to. If you keep finding reason to deal with the paganism of the Roman Catholic Church, you are going to wake up one day and find yourself stuck in the land of no return and it is called the Lake of Fire. (v.12) That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. When lessons like this are put before your face check it out and prove us wrong, or are you going to be one of the many that believe not the truth. Or are you going to do what the bible tells you to and; (1 Thess.5:21) Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. That’s what you are supposed to do – “Prove all things”. Get off into your bible and read it for yourself and quit letting someone dictate it to you. Read your bible and pray for understanding and the word will strengthen us, so that we can stand up against all the human argument and reasoning against the knowledge of God, and so that we can truly bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ!

 

Certainly, none of us are perfect. We all need time to grow and to change. But we must start somewhere. We must be willing. And we need to learn to go all out with a zeal and enthusiasm that shows God that we want to be in His Kingdom and to fulfill His will in our lives with all our hearts. We must learn to aim high. For Jesus tells us: “Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect” (Matthew 5:48). We know as long as we are in the flesh we can’t be perfect but we must strive for it. We must try and be like God, after all God is recreating God. I hope that each of us can come to realize how easy and how dangerous it is to be a Salad-Bar Christian and just “go along” with this world’s society, for the attitudes of lethargy and compromise are all around us. God knew that this would happen! That is the reason He specifically described the last era of the Church the Laodicean era in this way: (Rev.3:14-16) (v.14) And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; (v.15) I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. (v.16) So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. The Lord is warning you that if you are neither hot nor cold then you are lukewarm. You shouldn’t be a lukewarm Christian. You are either with the Lord or against him, there is no in between.

 

You can’t straddle the fence. You can’t be a Salad-Bar Christian! The Lord has warned you (Jer.10th) about the paganism of Christmas and how it has nothing to do with the God of this bible and he told you don’t learn these ways. But you say, “I know that Christmas is pagan but I do it for the kids”. The Lord told you out of his own mouth that the sign that he was the Christ was the sign (Mat.12:40) of the prophet Jonah. Just as the prophet Jonah was to be three days and three nights in the belly of a whale, so was the Son of man (speaking of himself) to be three days and three nights in the heart (grave) of the earth. You know that you can’t get three days and three nights from Good Friday, bad Friday or any other Friday to Sunday. But just about everybody that calls themselves a Christian will keep this pagan holiday. When you go to church on the first day of the week (Sunday) instead of going on the seventh day of the week (Saturday) as commanded, you are compromising the word of God. Ash Wednesday, Lent, going to heaven, praying to the Virgin Mary, “you can eat anything as long as you pray over it”- these and many other things are ate up at the salad-bar that’s being served to Christendom. You won’t read, you won’t research, and you think that you are just going to waltz into the kingdom of God. (Pro.8:17) I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. If you would only read the bible for yourself and not just the one or two scriptures that you are programmed to read by your pastor, then you wouldn’t be walking around deceiving people, telling them that God loves everybody. This one verse, if it was read in the church, would help many people clean their act up in a hurry. God doesn’t love everybody because if he did, then who are the people that going to end up in the Lake of Fire?  That’s a hellava way to show your love for someone!  God loves those that love him. Let’s take a look at how to love God. (John 14: 15) If ye love me, keep my commandments.  Jesus just told you how to love, by keeping his commandments and everything that comes up under them including; (Lev.20:13) If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. I didn’t write the bible, I just read the bible and took it for what it said. God is all wise, he knows exactly what he is doing. He said that a man shouldn’t lay with a man as he lay with a woman and the same thing with a woman on woman. In other words, there is no such thing in the eyes of God as a gay Christian. And according to the bible, if you consider yourself a gay Christian it’s because you are following that other Christ that Paul so strictly warned you about. (2Cor.11:3-4) (v.3) But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. The word of God is as simple as you make it, learn what thus said the Lord and live it! I urge you, I even beg you in the name of Jesus; don’t be a Salad-Bar Christian. Keep the commandments of God and live, even eternally. (v.4) For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him. It is that other Jesus, that other Christ that allows you to get away with anything, but not the true Christ of the Holy Scriptures.

 

Please understand millions of lukewarm people are very nice. They may be good friends or family members. They may be pleasant and agreeable workmates. God may not have called them yet, but if he has or if he’s calling you, be sure that you do your part to; (2Peter:1:10) Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall. Certainly, one may compromise about which restaurant to visit, or which ballgame to attend. It can be good to be agreeable and let others decide in ordinary human situations. But when it comes to God’s law, you and I must truly learn to fear watering down or compromising God’s truth in the way we teach or live. We in this work cannot help you by telling you anything less. We can’t lie to you and attempt to smooth God’s word over. But we that know the truth must teach God’s word accordingly. May God help you to understand, and then to find a place where the full truth is being taught and to act on that truth with all your heart! (Luke 4:4) And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God. Every word of God is what man shall live by.

 

(Pro.30:5-6) (v.5) Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. (v.6) Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar. Who are we to add or subtract from the holy words of this bible, like we are on the same level as God? (Job:8:2-4) (v.2) I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God? (v.3)  If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one of a thousand. (v.4) He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and hath prospered? God could ask you a thousand questions and you couldn’t answer one correctly. (Jer.26:4-5) (v.4) And thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD; If ye will not hearken to me, to walk in my law, which I have set before you, The Lord God sets his law (commandments) before every generation. (v.5) To hearken to the words of my servants the prophets, whom I sent unto you, both rising up early, and sending them, but ye have not hearkened; And generation after generation refuses to keep his commandments, attempting to hide behind his grace instead, which they obviously know very little about.

 

(Deut 30:19) I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: What did the Lord set before you that contains life and death?  He set before us the commandments of God, all ten of them and everything that comes up under them. In this world of Salad-Bar Christianity you do have one choice, eternal life or eternal death. Sisters and brothers please choose life and live.

 

I believe therefore I speak.

Always remember that there is peace in Jesus.

May the Lord God give skill and understanding to all who truly seek the truth.

In Jesus name, A-MEN.

 

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Posted by: kingskid49 | April 2, 2009

LOVING A LIE–Man’s Fatal Flaw

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In recent days I have been thinking about humanity, in general, and I have arrived at the conclusion that we, humanity, have a fatal flaw, passed on to us from our original parents, Adam and Eve.  I will not attempt to keep you in suspense, the flaw, and it is fatal, is that we are prone to, no scratch that, we love to believe a lie, Genesis 3:4.

The Bible is chock full of examples, the first being Genesis 3:4.  Now stick with me here friends.  God had given Adam a definite directive/command, Genesis 2:16-17.  They heard what God had said, however, they did not heed (listen and obey).  This fatal flaw was imprinted in the human psyche, that day, and continues to proliferate up to this very minute.  Deceit and lies are the main staple of the day.

Satan planted the seed, we have added the water of faithlessness and the harvest is as long and wide; thick and deep as the Amazon Rainforest (used to be).  We are living in the time that the prophets and the Apostles were shown.  The time when the truth of God is prophesied to “lay in the street”, Isaiah 59:13-15; Isaiah 30:1, 8-10,;  the time which Paul related to Timothy that men would not endure sound doctrine and would require their “shepherds” to speak lies and smooth things, 2Timothy 4:1-4.

Abraham was no different in substance from any other man born of a woman, however, his character was such that he chose to do what his (and our) original parents failed to do:  He believed God, Genesis 12:1-4, Hebrews 11:8-9.  He believed God would provide an inheritance for him when the Lord told him to leave his father’s people with their idols and false gods, Joshua 24:2, and walk in His ways and be perfect before Him.

People today try to paint Abram as a liar, but he wasn’t, Genesis 20:12.  He was merely a man with all the same frailties of humanity, as is present in modern day mankind, except for one clear cut distinction:  Abraham chose to believe everything that God told him; every request/commandment spoken to him he performed, and taught his children to do the same, Genesis 26:3-5

If we turn to Hebrews 11, the faith chapter, the first to be mentioned is Abel; Hebrews 11: 4 , the Lord had communicated to man His laws, statutes, and judgments, Genesis 4:3-9.  Why do I say this?  Because SIN is the transgression, (breaking), of the law.   If there is NO law, there is no sin.

Abel was obedient to whatever the law was in regard to the first fruit offering, and Cain was not.  Hebrews 11:4 says, “a more excellent sacrifice than Cain” and it was by his action that Abel “obtained the witness that he was righteous”, and though Abel is dead he will receive the promise:  To be raised in the first resurrcetion. 

Noah was warned by God of the wrath that was to come and was given a specific set of instructions which he followed to the letter, and because of his obedience he, he wife, his three sons and their wives were the only humans to survive the great flood, Hebrews 11:5-6, Genesis 6:3.  FAITH is your belief in action.

Enoch, Noah’s grandfather believed God and demonstrated his faith by his obedience to whatever the Lord required of him and after 300 years of faithful obedience Genesis 5:21-29,  he received the promise that we are looking to receive:  Eternal Life.  The difference being, Enoch did not die, his body did not see corruption, Hebrews 11:5

That was to be the destiny of mankind, had it not been for disobedience.  The Bible tells us there were two “trees” which did not grow out of the ground; the “Tree of Life” and the “Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil”, and it also tells us that there was a restriction on only one “tree” in the garden.  It was then, just as it is now:  the choice is yours.  To partake of the Lord’s table and live for eternity with the Lord, or to continue to partake of the Devils table and live for eternity in the Lake of Fire, Matthew 25:41.

Lies, in my estimation, are the Dom Perignon, the Cristal Champagne of sin, because every other sin is conceived and birthed by a lie.  Think about it.  When the Lord gives us a command, He  expects and deserves, unfailing obedience from His children, however, that is far from what He receives from us.

The vast majority of “modern-day Chistendom”, do not serve the Jesus Christ of the Bible they serve “another Jesus”.  If you mention to them about obeying the laws of God, they will quickly come to the devil’s defense, saying, “Jesus nailed the Mosiac laws to the cross—which is a lie, Psalm 119:160.

These “Christens” will quickly quote their pet scriptures and dismiss your position as heretical, damnable, delusionary, or say that you are in a cult.  They will condemn you, your congregation, and your Shepherd to the “wide road that leads to destruction”.  They never stop to ask themselves, “Have I diligently searched the scriptures as the Bereans did?

“Christendom” has bought the lies of the devil, hook, line and sinker.  Gather together a group of “Christens” and ask them a few question and no matter what the demonization, they all have the ribbon of lies woven intermittently throughout their doctrines.  These lies are the polar opposite to the truth of God’s Words and yet the vast majority are blind, and refuse to see.   The real truth is that mankind has a problem with submitting to another’s authority, especially, God’s authority.

Here in the blogosphere, I have come upon those who say that the laws of God are a yoke, which is a reprehensible statement of those who claim to be followers of Christ.  To be called a Christian means that you are Christ-like.  During His thirty three and a half years on earth He obeyed every law of God.  That is why He is described as “the lamb without spot or blemish, He sinned NOT–in word nor deed.  What really distinguishes Him from us?  He was truly man while here on Earth; the only difference between Him and us is that He was obedient up to His death for the Word of God.

Every commandment given, He adhered to (obeyed); all the prophecies referencing His first coming, He fulfilled, and He has reclaimed His rightful position as God at the right hand of the Father, as our High Priest, our Savior, our Lord, and our coming King.

People, “Christens”, all over the world have no idea who Jesus is, they see His vengeance being poured out on “the other people”—the sinners.  These “Christens” are those who have left their salvation up to –“more learned men (and women)” than themselves.  They do so even though the Bible by the mouth of Paul says, “Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling”.  They rely on “scholars” who have virtually taken all of what God intended the Bible to say, and mean, out and explained it away.

 

Humanity is so wicked that Satan has instigated a “Gay/Lesbian Bible”.  Stop and think about all of the blasphemous books (and movies) that have been and are being published and produced, at a phenomenal rate in the past two decades.  Do you see that we are living in times very much like the people before the great flood?  Matthew 24:37-39; Luke 17:26-27.

You are probably wondering, “What lies could King’s Kid possibly be speaking of?

·        Sunday is the Christian Sabbath, the Lord’s Day.

Exodus 16:29   Exodus 20:8-12  Exodus 31:13-15  Leviticus 23  Deuteronomy5:12

·        The “good” dead are in heaven and the “bad” dead are in hell.

Genesis 3:19   Psalm 104:29   Ecclesiastes 9:19-21   Ecclesiastes 12:7

·        You can eat anything, as long as you prayer over it.

Leviticus 11   Deuteronomy 14:8   Isaiah 65:4   Isaiah 66:7   Acts 10:10-20

·        The Holy Spirit is part of the Godhead.

Is the Holy Spirit God?  Pt 1

Is the Holy Spirit God?  Pt 2” 

·        Man is triune—body, soul, and spirit.

Genesis 2: 7    Job 27:3   Job 33:1-6   Ecclesiastes 9:19-21

      ·        The circumcision is no more (How can this be?  The circumcision is a sign of the Covenant.

 Genesis 17:9-14, 23-27   Exodus 4:25-26   Exodus 12:43-45, 47-49   John 7:23   Acts 7:8   Acts 15:1-25 Acts 16:2-4

I placed Acts 16 here to show that if Paul “said” it is not necessary for men to circumcised, then why did he circumcise Timothy??

·        OSAD—once saved, always saved.

       Ezekiel 3:20-21   Matthew 10:22    James 1:12

 

·        The Lord loves everybody, unconditionally.

Deuteronomy 12:31  Deuteronomy 16:22   Deuteronomy 32:19   Psalm 4:7   Psalm 5:5   Psalm 11:5   Psalm 106:40   Malachi 1:2-3

I add these and ask you, “How does the Lord feel about those who do not keep His commandments?”

Exodus 20:6    Deuteronomy 7:9    Matthew 19:17    John 14: 15,  21    John 15:10    1 John 2:3-4    1 John 3:22-24    1 John 5:2-3    2 John 6    Revelation 12:17     14:12     22:14  

·        The Lord will rapture His people off the Earth before the Great Tribulation.

 Matthew 24:29-31   John 6:39-40,  44,  54

·        Good Friday, Easter, Christmas.

 Leviticus 23    Outlines the Feast of the Lord that are to be observed for ever.

In closing, I ask you to internalize this verse, Luke 13:24-27.  Examine your Bible without preconceived suppositions; just read it for what it says and ask yourselves why one of the many themes of the Bible is, “Be not deceived—Let no man deceive you”.

 Peace

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Posted by: kingskid49 | February 22, 2009

Legalism

Most “modern day Chirstens”, when they learn of someone advocating the keeping of God’s Law, are quick to call that one a legalist.

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 This segment is excerpted from the book, “Too Long in the Sun”.

The dictionary defines legalism as: “strict, literal adherence to the law, or to a particular code, as of religion or morality.” Quote: “Legalism relates to principals of right and wrong behavior.

The question arises: Is being categorized as legalistic an insult or a compliment?

It should be noted that the word legalism or legalistic is not found in the Bible, however, its moral synonyms are: – – honorable, chaste, pure, virtuous, just, honest and righteous. In fact, they are mentioned over 500 times. Could it be that use of the word legalistic is an attempt to avoid dealing with these important Biblical issues?

Can we know for sure what is right and wrong? Is there absolute truth, a dependable value system? Should believers be adherents to the moral values of the Bible, or should every man do that which is right in his own eyes?

The Bible records that throughout history the will of God has been revealed to His people: “Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against thee, and cast thy law behind their backs, and slew thy prophets which testified against them to turn them to thee,”

The results: “…they wrought great provocations.”

 

The Bible says that in the last days there will be false prophets and those who have a form of godliness, yet they are “lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God.”

Jesus said: “If you love me keep my commandments.”

Many who use the term “legalistic” as an attempt to discredit those who want to follow God’s instructions, label them as being self-righteous. Let me say now: “It is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:”

 

Being accused of obedience to God is definitely a compliment. The next time someone says that you, a believer in Christ, keeping God’s commandments, are being legalistic: The best response would be to simply say, “Thank You” Why? Because they are calling you a saint!

“Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”

This segment is excerpted from the book, “Too Long in the Sun”.

Posted by: kingskid49 | February 7, 2009

AN INVITATION

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The invitation is open Come join us for,

“BLACK HISTORY TOLD BY THE PROPHETS”

 for Those who live in Chicago Area and can attend

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In February, “Black History Month”, our church,

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Color — Slavery — Spiritual Death & Resurrection — Israel:  The Priest of God

 

 

I am officially inviting you to attend and partake of the wealth of scripture and history as it relates to the so-called African-American. 

 

The series will begin Today  

February 7–28, 2009.   

You are welcome to join us via the internet.   

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Posted by: kingskid49 | January 29, 2009

SOLA SCRIPTURA or TOO LONG IN THE SUN?

 

 

Martin Luther
Sola Scriptura By Richard Rives

While perusing today’s Modern Day Christedom Blogs, I find the use of the above words Sola Scriptura which translates Scripture only, however the man below did not believe in the Old Testament claiming it to be for the Jews (Israelites) ONLY.  I find this to be an errant doctrine because Scripture–the Word of God came to the Jew first, Deuteronomy 28:9, and then to the Gentiles, Isaiah 42:6 , Isaiah 49:6, .Isaiah 60:3, Acts 13:47, Acts 26:23.

It seems to me that Modern Day Christendom, intentionally tries not to get it right.  They do not want to hear the Words of the Lord unless it tickles their fancy, 2 Timothy 4:3.  And just as their “fathers” did they want to throw away the only scriptures that the true church leaders knew was the foundation of our faith–the Word of God, 2 Peter 1:19.

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In the year 1517, the Protestant Reformation is known to have been initiated, when 
the German monk Martin Luther nailed his ninety five theses to the door of Wittenberg Church. It is commonly thought that the basis of the reformation was Sola Scriptura, or Scripture Only; the authority of scripture over that of church councils and the concept of Papal infallibility.

Today, while calling themselves Protestants, mainstream Christianity continues to adhere to pre-reformation church tradition that is in direct opposition to scripture. While reformation did occur in the 16th century; the proclamation of it, as being 
Sola Scriptura
in nature, is misleading.

Very few Protestants have not heard of Luther, nailing his ninety five theses to the door of the church. Most have no idea what those theses addressed. They have 
been led to believe that the goal of Martin Luther’s reform was to separate from the Catholic Church; and to replace it with what is now recognized as Protestantism. 
That is a Tall Tale of theology.

The rejection of  Old Testament scripture by Martin Luther, the only scripture 
available
to believers that walked and talked with Messiah,  proves that 
the reformation of his day was not based on the Bible
.   
A direct quote from Luther makes that plain:

“We don’t want to see or hear Moses. How do you like that, my dear rebels? We say further, that all such Mosaic teachers deny the gospel, banish Christ, and annul the whole New Testament. I now speak as a Christian for Christians. For Moses is given to the Jewish people alone, and does not concern us Gentiles and Christians. We have our gospel and New Testament. If they can prove from them that images must be put away, we will gladly follow them. If they, however, through Moses would make us Jews, we will not endure it..”

“…Therefore Moses’  legislation about images and the Sabbath, and what 
else goes beyond the natural law, since it is not supported by the natural 
law, is free, null and void, and is specifically
given to the Jewish people alone.”

Near the end of his life, Martin Luther warned that those studying his work should: “read my earliest books very circumspectly”  He goes on to explain:
I too was a monk, and one of the right frantic and raving papists. When I took up this matter against Indulgences, I was so full and drunken, yea, so besotted in papal doctrine that, out of my great zeal, I would have been ready to do murder — at least, I would have been glad to see and help that murder should be done — on all who would not be obedient and subject to the pope, even to his smallest word.”
 
While Luther and others did achieve a certain degree of reformation,  no 
reformation was necessary for the faithful remnant of his day: those who kept: “the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.”  
Even though their names may not be recorded in history books,
they are written in the “Lambs Book of Life.”

 

Source:  Too Long In the Sun,  Richard Rives

 

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