"By what authority do you
interpret scriptures?" Many ask that question of me and I
hope that they also ask it of you.
Every man is called to be the Elder of the Church of Yeshua THE Messiah in his house. In order to do that, one of the 780 New Testament COMMANDMENTS, is "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." (2 Timothy 2:15)
Jesus very strongly chastened religious folk who showed ignorance of the scriptures because they should have known better: (Note they were Religious Leaders presenting themselves as religious experts.) Mat 21:42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, Mat 22:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. Mark 12:24 And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God? John 5:39 Search the scriptures;
We see the same with Paul:
Acts 17:2 And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures, Acts 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
Since it was God who commanded us to search, read, and study, to rightly divide the word of truth, then by His authority, I must obey. For the same God who commanded us to read and study also said: "Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you." (Proverbs 1:23)
So God, who commands us to search His scriptures, to read and study them thoroughly, says that if we turn at His reproof, He will pour out His Spirit unto us and make known to us His words. Logically speaking, we should be able to interpret what we read by His Holy Spirit. Now of course, this takes faith. The kind of Saving Faith imparted to us once we are genuinely Born Again.
"But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." (Heb.11:6)
"If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men [notice God does not say "just to the teaching magesterium", but "to all men"] liberally, and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways." (James 1:5-8)
If a man does not believe God and step out in faith to obey Him in all ways, including the systematic study of Scripture, then that man will receive nothing from the Lord. That may not jive with many of a modern prosperity gospel, but shout me down if that word is not rightly divided. Perhaps this is why so many do not read the Bible. They simply do not believe the promises of God, nor obey His commands by faith. I will tell you that the one common denominator of every backslider that ever backslid is that they left off reading the scriptures. A sure sign of the Holy Ghost is the hunger given for the Word of God.
Titus 2:15 says, "These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee."
Now, here we have God telling us that we have "all authority" to speak and exhort and rebuke.
By what authority do you, me, Billy Graham, George Bush or the Pope interpret scripture? Let us suppose that you and me are in the oval office with George W., Billy and the Pope. The Pope will jump right up and tell you that ONLY he has such authority and Billy and George will say AMEN - But what about you and me? If the pope was not in the oval office with the rest of us, George would tell you that he gets his bible interpretations from Billy. Maybe that is the problem? Again what about you and me? I say to the law and to the testimony, if they speak not according to, or contradictory, to the KJV Holy Bible - they are in error and are wrong. You are a LIAR, Mr. Pope. I will tell you that even if you think that is not nice. I will tell it to Billy, George, or the Pope also, so don't think I be picking on you and respecting persons.
The Roman Popes really do claim that the pope alone can interpret the Word of God. The pope says this task is not given to each of the faithful, not even to the theologians, but only to the teaching authority of the church. That is the Nicolaitane spirit that Jesus tells us twice in Rev 2:6&15 that He hates. People who know what God has said in the scriptures should run from that sort of authority or at least demand that the pope walk through a wall so we could all see what a glorified body looks like. We all know in part and we all prophecy in part.
In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will. 2 Tim 2:25-26
'Word of God' means the "written word". Where does the Bible teach that only the written word is the Word of God? Shouldn't we also pay attention to church traditions according to 2 Thes 2:14 Therefore, brethren, stand fast: and hold the traditions, which you have learned, whether by word or by our epistle.
Would this put oral Tradition on the same level as the Written Word of God? The Jews are famous for this. In fact this is what Jesus, the Biblicist, was constantly rebuking the scribes and Pharisees about. But what about 2 Thess 2:14? Paul would be teaching to follow traditions ONLY if one made the INCORRECT assumption, that the traditions Paul was speaking of were different from the written word. But Paul said "whether by word or by our epistle." This means that the tradition he is speaking of was already written in his epistle, so that whether or not you heard it spoken, or read it in the epistle, you were to stand fast on it. Had Paul said we should stand in the oral traditions and the epistles, there might be room for lovers of the oral tradition to have a leg to stand on. But as it is, Paul is very clear that the tradition was already written in the epistle, "whether by word or by our epistle". Also, if you look up the Greek word for tradition, you will notice that it says "specifically Jewish traditionary laws". We are not talking about Roman or Jewish or Orthodox traditions which they claimed "evolved". Paul could not possibly have meant that we were to stand on the traditions that would evolve 1,000 years down the line, especially in light of the scripture where Paul says he did not shun to declare the "whole counsel" of God. Therefore the tradition that Paul talks about could not be the same traditions that Rome, Jews, Orthodox, or any denomination talks about.
We should also understand that even the scriptures do not put tradition on the same par as scripture, warning us to "Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ." Col 2:8
Where does the Bible say that it alone is your final authority? 2 Tim.3:14-15: "But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus."
Notice that the KJV said "Holy Scriptures" are able to make thee wise unto salvation. Even Rome admits that when it says, "holy scriptures" that it is speaking of the written word of God, not tradition. Here we have Paul, speaking to Timothy telling him that the only necessary thing to make him wise unto salvation is the "holy scriptures".
In Romans 15:4, Paul again talks about the written word as scripture: "For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience, and comfort of the scriptures might have hope."
It is evident that Paul is placing the written word above all, as he does in 1Cor.4:6 where he says, "that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written." 1 Cor 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
Us, upon whom the ends of the world are come, HELLO - yes, US is US, we best pay very much attention to that which is written, WRITTEN in the KJV Holy Bible. I tell you brethren, that with the knowledge and faith of a child, you may be able with the KJV Holy Bible, and the Holy Spirit, to correct the errors of the pseudo Greek & Hebrew scholars, and rabbis, yes, even the fuds, thuds, and duds. (PhD's, ThD's, and DD's)
There is no threat to the host of
hell like teaching on the glory of Messiah. That is, who we are
called to BE IN Yeshua, Jesus. Yet it is always with fear and
trembling. For to teach the Glory of Messiah without a firm and
reinforced foundation of the Fear of God, is to set people up to
crash and burn. That is part of what is behind the destruction
wrought by the Mystical Model of Christianity. That mystical
model seeks to touch the glory of Messiah apart form the
foundation of the Word of God, and the Fear of God. Sadly, that
mystical model has replaced the Biblical model, in many churches
in the great falling away from THE Faith of these last days. It
causes a searing of the conscience of so many in what is called
the church today. The fear of God is His TREASURE (Isa 33:6). Be
sure, that from time to time, you review the Fear of God article
on the GJiGT. <http://www.moresureword.com/fearofgo.htm>
The glory of Messiah is found IN the Fear of God. You will find counterfeit deceiving spirits, as you would seek to walk in the glory of Messiah, outside of the Fear of God. Understand that the Fear of God is LEARNED, and we NEVER outgrow our need for strengthening that foundation.
We are talking about By What Authority we do walk IN the Glory of Messiah. It is a positional authority which we have IN Him. It is the Mystery of the Ages. Christ IN us, the hope of Glory. It is the greatest threat to the powers of darkness, when believers who have learned the Fear of God, understand more fully who they are called to BE, IN Messiah.
We are living in the last days, at the time of the end. We see the proof of this in the growing thick darkness of the antichrist war on the saints. Yet the LIGHT always overcomes the darkness, and even is seen to be brighter, as the darkness grows. Alleluia ! We have a Blessed Hope.
For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him. He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.
God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out. Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over ALL devils, and to cure diseases.
These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
(John 5:22-27, Acts 17:24-25, Rev 14:7, Mark 13:34, Luke 4:36, Luke 9:1, Titus 2:15)
Brethren, that is the Word of God Almighty, who cannot lie, and has ALL POWER & AUTHORITY to back up His words, and make them come to pass. We see this power and authority manifest NOT FIRST with physical eyes, but by the SUBSTANCE of FAITH. Faith is the Substance of things hoped for, and the EVIDENCE of things NOT SEEN. If you have to see it, then it is not FAITH. The heart cry of Messiah Yeshua is, when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? Not the "faith in your faith", of Christian occultism, but the REAL faith in God, the faith of Messiah IN us, the hope of glory. Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.
Friend, you are called to be a representative and ambassador of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, Yeshua THE Messiah. The government you represent was established by Jesus Christ, and is IN FACT, the Kingdom of Heaven, or the Kingdom of God.
Your Savior and Lord is King over any other king anyone else may serve. King Jesus is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He is also known as the Only Begotten Son of God Almighty and Creator, Redeemer, and Owner, of the fullness of the whole earth. He will be your ultimate and final Judge.
By adoption, you are a member of the family of God. That family is called Israel, which means one who is Born Again, and has POWER with God and with man. One who has been bought with a price and is no longer his own, and has submitted his self will, to do the will of the Father. One who from the heart obeys all 10 commands of God's Royal Law, of Love, Life, and Liberty. God, by blood sacrifice adoption, is indeed your Heavenly Father. Your Father is the One True Living God Almighty. Since there are many gods, when we say God, everyone should be made to know, that we mean the Creator, the Almighty, or "I AM." Some prefer to call Him YHWH or Yahweh, or Jehovah, all referring to the One who gave us life.
You are a Citizen of Heaven, and fellow citizen with the saints and members of the household of God. (Philippians 3:20; Ephesians 2:19). You may claim diplomatic immunity from any earthly jurisdiction as an Ambassador for Christ. You are an ambassador for The Lord Jesus Christ. Any and all earthly powers and jurisdictions should know and receive what you are saying, when you speak by the Holy Ghost. All earthly powers would be well advised when you speak by the Authority of the Word of God, to hear you as though God were pleading to them through you. We are to implore all, on Christ's behalf, to be reconciled to God. (2 Corinthians 5:20)
You are a part of a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God Almighty's own special people. (1 Peter 2:9)
King Jesus has said to those of us whom He has SENT: "I bestow upon you a kingdom, just as My Father bestowed one upon Me." (Luke 22:29) You are an executive of the Supreme Law of the Land. "You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets." (Matthew 22:37-40)
The Kingdom of Heaven Exists Now and you are one of the Kingdom's ambassadors. The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel. (Mark 1:15)
You have Authority from King Jesus, Who sent you, for Using Highways. Jesus commanded His followers saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. ALL AUTHORITY. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." (Matthew 28:18-20)
King Jesus is the true owner of all Highways. The earth is the LORD'S and all its fullness. "I am God, your God! Every beast of the forest is Mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. I know all the birds of the mountains, and the wild beasts of the field are Mine. If I were hungry, I would not tell you; for the world is Mine, and all its fullness." (1 Corinthians 10:26; Psalm 50:7,10-12)
King Jesus Christ said, "Whoever receives one of these little children in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me, receives not Me but Him who sent Me. Whoever gives you a cup of water to drink in My name, because you belong to Christ, assuredly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward." (Mark 9:37,41)
You MUST give warning for those who cause stumbling. Jesus Christ said, "Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea." (Mark 9:42)
You MUST give warning DO NOT Reject the Gospel of the Kingdom. Jesus Christ said, "Whatever city you enter, and they do not receive you, go out into its streets and say, 'The very dust of your city which clings to us we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near you.' But I say to you that it will be more tolerable in that Day for Sodom than for that city. He who hears you hears Me, he who rejects you rejects Me, and he who rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me." (Luke 10:10-12,16)
Does this give you some idea of who you are called to be IN the Lord Jesus Christ? Alleluia Yeshua !
He is not ashamed to call you His brother or sister, IF, your heart is set, as His was set, to do the will of the Father in Heaven. If anyone would think to harm you, they do not know your Big Brother, and if they do not know your Big Brother, it is certain that they cannot know your Father. Alleluia. We do have AUTHORITY over ALL the power of the enemy. It is by FAITH. We are called now to give a TESTIMONY and a witness against the evil powers of this world and Lucifer, Satan, the devil, and every demonic power attempting to operate in this earth.
According to (Mat 7:29, Mar 1:22) Jesus taught with AUTHORITY. His authority was recognized by ALL, including the devil himself. Satan himself could not resist the authority. Jesus gave us the example of how that we also are to resist the devil and have victory over Satan and all the host of hell by speaking with authority. It is written. It is written. It is written. That which is written, is the Word of God, and carries the Authority of God. When Jesus said, get the hence to Satan, Satan got hence. Alleluia Yeshua.
God IS God.
God can NOT Lie.
God does NOT Change.
If God said it will happen, it will happen exactly as He said.
God has ALL AUTHORITY and has absolute power and freedom. God is God. He is the source of all other authority and power.
Brethren, no one can be IN authority unless they are UNDER authority. When we are submitted to God, under His authority, walking in faith and obedience, we are walking IN Authority, which can make the whole host of hell to tremble. There is no room in this submission to God for rebellion and self will. Part of that submission is recognition, by the Spirit, of the call of God upon others, as well as ourselves. Many are knocked out of the submission to God required to resist the devil at this point. Understand that you cannot be IN Authority unless that you are UNDER authority.
Jesus Christ IS Come in the Flesh. He is God. He is the "I AM." He is God who transcends time and space, with ALL AUTHORITY, who took upon Himself flesh, to become the once for all perfect sacrifice, required by His own perfect justice, to redeem SINNERS.
According to Dan 4:17 it is settled and enforced by God and His holy angels and saints, that the living may know, that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever He will. WE MUST, BY THE SPIRIT, RECOGNIZE TO WHOM GOD HAS GIVEN POSITIONAL AUTHORITY IN RELATION TO US. God's sovereign power over all kings and kingdoms IS FACT. The devil and his wicked agents try to deny this FACT. It is sad how poor the understanding is, of this Authority of God in the redeemed, born again, children of God. Lucifer, Satan, the devil, is a totally defeated foe. Yet his agents will use power of forces, and illegal and ungodly laws of men, to try to deny this FACT of the Kingdom of God. Satan can only exercise power of force over the saints of God by deceit, deception, ignorance, and fear. Yet the Kingdom of God is FACT. That Kingdom of God is within the born again children of God. That Kingdom of God, within His saints, represents the greatest threat to the host of hell, while the devil and his agents have any power left to operate in this earth. The mystery of the ages, this Kingdom of God within the children of God, is Messiah Yeshua IN us, the hope of glory. The substance of that hope, like all substance and evidence of whatever we hope for, is FAITH. Since God has ALL Power & Authority, Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. Jesus made the kingdom of God central in His preaching. More than a hundred references to the kingdom appear in the Gospels.
The true God identified Himself to the world as the God who led the children of Israel, out to the bondage of slavery in Egypt. Any god who can not make that claim is a false god. There is one true God and a world full of false gods. The True God sets FREE from bondage. Every false god is a control freak. Since the True God sets free from bondage, we must CHOOSE to bind ourselves to Him. Every false god seeks to ensnare you into bondage. We have eternal security only as long as we CHOOSE to bind ourselves to the True God and be UNDER His authority, walking in obedience and submission to Him. THEN WE ARE WALKING IN AUTHORITY. This authority gives both freedom and legal rights in a Kingdom greater and more powerful than anything on earth.
God gave authority to humans over nature (Gen. 1:28), to husband over wife (Gen. 3:16), and to parents over their children (Lev. 19:3). Violating these God ordained positional authorities will quickly have you neither under nor in authority. In these perilous evil days that makes many saints easily destroyed by the power and forces of the devil.
Brethren, have you witnessed God stop storms, heal the sick, and raise the dead? The issue is FAITH and submission to God, and DISCERNING the Will of God. The submission to God and discerning the will of God are directly related. Not my will, but Thy will. Not self will, but the will of God. Jesus gave us such clear examples. And it all comes back to the Word of God. Jesus, Yeshua, whose name is called the Word of God.
There is no authority except from God. Authority describes FIRST, the freedom and sovereignty of God to act. Second, it signifies the divinely given power and authority of Jesus Christ coming from the Father, enabling Him to forgive sin, and signifying His power to heal and to expel demons. He gives this power and authority to His disciples. Third, it describes the freedom God gives His people for salvation, and from bondage and legalism. Fourth, it denotes the authority God imparted to the leaders to build up the church. Fifth, authority signifies the power God displayed through agents of destruction in the last days, and the dominion God allows Satan to exercise. Finally authority describes the "authorities" created by God, both heavenly and secular (Rom. 13:1; Titus 3:1).
We want to continue to concentrate on the authority manifested in the power of God, in His OBEDIENT submitted children.
Perhaps 1 in 50 today, who claim to be Christians, really do KNOW the REAL Jesus, and walk IN and UNDER His authority. These few saints scattered abroad must come together in UNITY. Part of this restoration or unity will happen as a result of the unanimous understanding that the Holy Bible is the primary source of revelation and authority. Those traditions to which the church has given authority, without confirmation of the Holy Bible, MUST now, of necessity, be rejected. Since the fourth century, church tradition was viewed as of equal authority with the Bible. In this antichrist war on the saints, we must get back to that first century apostolic FAITH which held the Word of God, as the primary and ONLY source of revelation and authority.
God loves order but NOT control. God requires willing submission from a free will choice. False gods are control freaks, NOT the true God. The Nicolaitane spirit is a spirit of control. Jesus tells us twice He hates this Nicolaitine spirit of control (Rev 2:6&15). We are all brethren, and Messiah Yeshua is the Head. Greatness in the Kingdom of God is found in serving. Things such as oral traditions, which can not be confirmed by scripture, MUST now be rejected. Discernment of the call of God upon us, and upon others within the Body of Messiah is now essential. Self will and rebellion must now be brought into submission to the will of God.
We see all religions of the world being brought under the control of the false prophet antichrist pope. Whatever advances of the Kingdom of God made by the Reformation, seem to have been lost and subverted. The true Pentecostal experience for the most part today is gone. Most of what is called Pentecostal experience today is the manifestation of deceiving and counterfeit spirits. The authority of the Holy Bible must be brought back to the proper place of authority and the foundation for all theological beliefs. Doctrine and practice must be entirely consistent with the Bible itself.
The consistent witness of the Holy Bible is that all authority is located in God. People possess authority only as the Lord gives it (Rom. 13:1). The born again child of God receives authority of the Father, as that authority is revealed in the Son, manifested by the Holy Spirit, and given in and through the Bible. It is high time that this authority be understood and exercised in the body of Messiah, and the world. Scripture clearly says ALL legitimate authority comes directly or indirectly from God.
The mystery of the ages is Messiah in you the hope of glory. It is time for our faith and obedience to witness the manifestation of the exceeding greatness of His mighty power, FOR HIS GLORY, and for our very hope to endure to the END.
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, ALL POWER is given unto Me in heaven and in earth. He gave His disciples power and authority over ALL devils, and to cure diseases. To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in Yeshua. When the multitude saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men.
Jesus said, verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and GREATER works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall antichrist corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do EXPLOITS. And they that UNDERSTAND among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days. Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries. And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end.
And He said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall NOT enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And He saith unto them, If any man DESIRE to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.
And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us. But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me.
Yeshua said, ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ORDAINED you, that ye should go and BRING FORTH FRUIT, and that your fruit should REMAIN. Whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. These things I command you, that ye love one another. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be GLORIFIED in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
Do we really UNDERSTAND the meaning of "in my name."? IN HIS NAME means POSITIONAL AUTHORITY. That positional authority is ONLY for those UNDER authority. We CAN NOT BE IN AUTHORITY UNLESS WE ARE UNDER AUTHORITY.
If ye love me, keep my commandments. At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you: For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother. This is the work of God, that ye believe on Him whom He hath SENT. He that receiveth you receiveth Me, and he that receiveth Me receiveth Him that sent Me. He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward.
And these signs shall FOLLOW them that believe; IN MY NAME shall they cast out devils; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they SHALL recover. The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may KNOW what is the hope of His calling, and what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints. THE MYSTERY OF THE AGES IS MESSIAH IN YOU - THE HOPE OF GLORY, and to KNOW what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of His mighty power. It is NOW time, to open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is IN ME. That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in POWER. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and NOT of us.
The mystery of the ages NOW is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the OBEDIENCE of FAITH. These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
Did you think only prophets could say "THUS SAITH THE LORD?" No. You can too, when you are quoting the Word of God, with holy boldness, by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. In English, that word of God to quote, is in the KJV Holy Bible.
This is a big part of the Authority of people of FAITH. They will say with AUTHORITY, that GOD SAID SO, because they KNOW the MORE SURE Word which IS WRITTEN. For me, and my house, that is the KJV Holy Bible, WITHOUT Apocrypha. The Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches which weave these Apocrypha books into their bibles are in trouble. Why?
Rev 22:18-19 For 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: And 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.
God Almighty, who cannot lie, has ALL POWER & AUTHORITY to back up His words, and make them come to pass. We see this power and authority manifest NOT FIRST with physical eyes, but by the SUBSTANCE of FAITH. Faith is the Substance of things hoped for, and the EVIDENCE of things NOT SEEN. If you have to see it, then it is not FAITH. The heart cry of Messiah Yeshua is, when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? Not the "faith in your faith", of Christian occultism, but the REAL faith in God, the faith of Messiah IN us, the hope of glory. Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.
Apocrypha? No Thanks. No Apocrypha for me and my house. As for me and my house, we will use ONLY the KJV Holy Bible without the Apocrypha.
Apocrypha is a Greek word meaning "hidden," and means that "the origin is unknown." Then, by definition, it is KNOWN, that the Apocrypha is NOT not part of the Holy Scriptures. For the origin of the Holy Scripture is NOT hidden, and is KNOWN. We do KNOW the origin of ALL Scripture. ALL Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 2 Tim 3:16 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. 1 Pet 1:21 The True God who can NOT Lie, testifies that His Holy Spirit moved, directed, or inspired the holy men to write that MORE SURE word of prophecy which IS WRITTEN. The origin of the Holy Scripture is NOT hidden. We do KNOW, based upon the integrity of the God who can NOT Lie, that the Holy Bible is that MORE SURE word which IS WRITTEN.
Other words used even by Roman Catholic and Orthodox "Church Fathers" to describe the Apocrypha are, spurious, obscure origin, forged, fables, corrupt, contrary, and FALSE writings.
The term "apocrypha" generally refers to writings entirely outside of the biblical standard and NOT considered inspired. Apocrypha according to its original and proper meaning is nothing other than "excluded from public use in the Church." The apocrypha should be considered no more inspired than Moby Dick or Huckleberry Finn. Another biblical term for such books is "fables," as found in 1 Tim 1:4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.
While most churches have removed the fables, and unknown origin books, from the Holy Bible, the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches include the apocrypha. Again this means NOT INSPIRED. The apocrypha have been variously included and omitted from bibles over the course of the centuries. Protestant churches generally exclude the apocrypha (though the King James version of 1611 included them).
I have a 1611 version KJV Holy Bible and it does include the Apocrypha. However, the KJV translators of the 1611 version made it clear that they were NOT Holy Scripture. They were inserted after the book of Malachi, with a clear NOTIFICATION that the end of Malachi was THE END OF THE PROPHETS. The translators of the 1611 KJV were careful to make known this was an insert in the Holy Bible which was for historical value and NOT Holy Scripture.
Many critics of the perfect Bible, for English speaking people, the KJV Holy Bible, like to point out that the original King James Version had the Apocrypha in it, as though that fact compromises its integrity? Several things should be examined and checked to get the factual picture.
First, in the days in which the KJV Holy Bible was translated, the Apocrypha was read ONLY based on its historical value. The Apocrypha was NOT accepted as Scripture by anyone outside of the Roman Catholic and Orthodox church. The KJV translators therefore, placed it between the Old and New Testaments. The KJV translators were careful to give NOTICE that the Apocrypha books were after THE END OF THE PROPHETS and before the beginning of the New Testament. They were careful to give NOTICE. People in that day knew those books were NOT part of Scripture. People then, could clearly see the difference between writings INSPIRED by the Holy Ghost, and writings of "Hidden" or apocryphal origin. The KJV translators were careful NOT to integrate the Apocrypha into the Old Testament. The corrupt Alexandrian manuscripts, weaved the UNINSPIRED books into the Old Testament.
Here are some reasons why it is very clear that the translators of the 1611 KJV Holy Bible rejected the Apocrypha as INSPIRED writings.
There is not any Apocrypha book that is in the Hebrew language. Only Hebrew was used by the INSPIRED writers of the Old Testament. The Jews have NEVER acknowledged the Apocrypha books as sacred Scriptures. Rom 3:2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them (Jews) were committed the oracles of God. No Apocryphal book writer lays any claim of inspiration. The Apocryphal books were never given credibility by the Lord Jesus Christ or the Apostles. As close as one would come in that regard, is the reference to Enoch in the book of Jude. There is no express reference to the Apocrypha books by Yeshua The Messiah or His Apostles. This is a most remarkable fact since most of the Apostles, in writing the New Testament, took their quotes from the Greek translation of the Old Testament.
Probably the big thing to remember is what happened in the 4th Century. This is when Constantine christianized sun god paganism. Constantine himself, was the first Pontifus Maximus, high priest of paganism, and FIRST REAL POPE of the Roman Catholic state church of the Roman Empire. Prior to Constantine no place was allowed during the first four centuries of the Christian Church for the apocrypha. The Apocrypha contain stupendous statements, and statements which CONTRADICT not only the recognized INSPIRED Holy Scriptures, but the apocrypha book within itself. For instance, in the two Books of Maccabees, Antiochus Epiphanes is made to die three different deaths in three different places. The Apocrypha brings forth doctrines that disagree with the INSPIRED Holy Bible. In the Apocrypha one may find prayers for the dead and sinless perfection in people other than Yeshua. The Apocrypha teaches immoral practices, such as suicide, assassination, and magical incantation.
The corrupt Vaticanus and Sinaiticus manuscripts from Alexandria, Egypt, incorporated Apocrypha books into the text of the Old Testament which could lead unstudied people to think the Apocrypha had authority with INSPIRED Holy Scripture. The KJV translators were careful not to do such a thing, and gave proper NOTICE that the Apocrypha, as the name Apocrypha implies, are NOT INSPIRED Holy Scripture.
It may also interest you to know that the KJV of 1611 is identical, less the Apocrypha, as your KJV Holy Bible. Here is what you will find in looking at a 1611 KJV Holy Bible. There was no letter "J" in use in 1611 so Jesus would become Iesus. Often the "U" is a "V" or the "V" is a "U," such as "give" becomes "giue" and "ever" becomes "euer, " "unto" becomes "vnto," and "favor" becomes "fauour." Often the "Y" becomes an "IE," such as Mercie. Many words will have an extra "e" at the end such as "keepe" or "happinesse." Other than that, you would soon see that, the 1611 KJV Holy Bible is word for word, and letter for letter, with your KJV Holy Bible. I can testify to you, that I have read enough of the 1611 KJV Holy Bible, and done enough tests and comparisons, to be completely satisfied, that the 1611 KJV Holy Bible, is EXACTLY the same as all of the KJV Holy Bibles that I have marked up and worn out, and given out over the years. Alleluia. God Has been faithful to preserve His Word, purify it seven times, and honour His Word above ALL His name.
Indeed the KJV Holy Bible has not changed since 1611, when it began to be used by saints. The KJV Holy Bible is the only Bible sprinkled by the blood of the martyrs, and has stood the test of almost 400 years to prove: Mat 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. Mal 3:6 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. Mark 13:31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. Psa 12:6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Psa 12:7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever. Luke 21:33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. Psa 138:2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
1 Sam 8:7 And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them.
The teaching of the Glory of Messiah is the greatest threat to the host of hell. Satan's minions will do anything to prevent the teaching of that Mystery of the Ages - Messiah IN you, the hope of Glory. Men of wisdom do know that teaching on the Glory of Messiah without the firm and reinforced foundation of the Fear of God, will set people up to crash and burn. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
All are vain creatures. Only the Fear of God can break that pride and self will, such that one may be able walk in the Glory of Messiah. Understand NOW - Mat 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Apart from the Fear of God, you will not walk in the glory of Messiah and IN His authority. God KNOWS the INTENTS of the heart. Rom 8:20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, Rom 8:21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. Rom 8:22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
Yes, we are proud, vain, ignorant, SINNERS. The wise teacher will lay the foundation of the Fear of God. He will also give meekness tests, as Yeshua often did. Any of those demonstrating the depravity of vanity, self will, and rebellion, in their judgment, or failure to recognize the call of God, will not be able to stand the heat, and will not remain. They will separate themselves.
We can become so far removed from the Fear of God that when God meets among us, or the Word of God is heard which produces faith, that we take it as a light thing. We are irresponsible with it. We are living in a society that is casual. Very often, respect is lost. Lack of respect for the call, lack of respect for the called, is lack of respect for the One Who Did Call. There is a danger associated with the lack of respect of the call of God. Don't become casual with the God ordained authorities that He has placed to give you His directions. Do you know what makes the prophet, elder, or pastor different from everyone else in the room? The difference is the call of God on his life. The call of God should be respected. With our casualness, we throw out the sense of the fear of God. It is not just casualness, often it is self-will and rebellion.
Rev 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Rev 3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. Rev 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
2 Tim 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; Isa 56:10 His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. Isa 56:11 Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter. 2 Tim 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 2 Tim 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. Jer 25:34 Howl, ye shepherds, and cry; and wallow yourselves in the ashes, ye principal of the flock: for the days of your slaughter and of your dispersions are accomplished; and ye shall fall like a pleasant vessel. Jer 25:35 And the shepherds shall have no way to flee, nor the principal of the flock to escape.
Yet in the last days, God promised that He would raise up faithful shepherds and men of wisdom and understanding to lead many to righteousness. DO NOT FAIL TO RECOGNIZE AND RESPECT THE CALL OF GOD ON THESE MEN. Unless we are UNDER authority, we can NOT be IN Authority. This understanding is VITAL as the Spirit of God brings the body of Messiah into the UNITY which we see in the book of Acts. So that our faith would not be in words, or the wisdom of men, but in power. Jer 23:4 And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the LORD. Deu 1:13 Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, and I will make them rulers over you. Deu 1:14 And ye answered me, and said, The thing which thou hast spoken is good for us to do. Dan 12:3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
Where are these FAITHFUL Shepherds? Where are these men of wisdom and understanding who will lead many to righteousness? They are NOW to be raised up. They will not likely be fuds, thuds, and duds. They will be fishermen, fishers of men. They will walk in the Spirit and not in the flesh. They will recognize the reproof of life as an excellent oil. It will not be by their might, or their power, but by the Spirit of the Living God. By the Spirit of the ONE Who calls, we will recognize those who are the called. They will understand and walk in the Fear of God.
Meekness tests serve a very good function in the body of Christ. They serve to separate the sheep from the goats. Many shall cleave with flatteries in these last days. but a meekness test, is a test of the spirit. Meekness is the ability to endure insult without retaliation. If they do not have the Holy Ghost, they will choose to separate. Jude 19 is something that REAL Christians do NOT do. Jude 19 - These be they who separate THEMSELVES, sensual, having not the Spirit. By separating THEMSELVES, they prove their feigned affection and lack of genuine love. The body is not harmed by their separation because they are no longer feigning affection for those within the body. They are no longer having men's persons in respect within the body, because of advantage. If you can receive it, meekness tests are one way that God prunes the body to raise up a perfect bride without spot or wrinkle. We see that even the 12 apostles had their faith shaken, by the hard words that Yeshua gave them. When asked if they too would go away, they knew there was no place else to go.
Hard words truly separate the sheep from the goats, the sheep will be convicted of sin, and this Godly sorrow will lead them to repentance. The goats will choose to take offense, and separate and confirm the spirit that they have is not The Holy Spirit. A true prophet cries out for repentance. Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Look at the purpose of prophecy as a spiritual gift within the body. 1 Cor 14:24-25 But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all: And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a truth.
Do you understand that He hath made us priest and KINGS unto God? That is past tense, it is a done deal. What happened to King Saul admonishes all of us. Saul had been called, anointed, and crowned king, and was rejected by God. 1 Sam 15:22-23 And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
The prophet confirmed the call and anointed the King. The prophet could give RIGHTEOUS Judgment. The prophet could give direction of the Lord for the King to lead the people of God. REMEMBER how King David REGARDED the call and anointing of the fallen and rejected king. David would not allow an unsubmitted thought toward Saul, even AFTER that David had been called, chosen, and anointed by the prophet, to replace the fallen and rejected king.
Brethren, do not fail to recognize the call of God on the man of God. Do not fail to respect the call of God. When we are submitted to God we can resist the devil and he will flee from us. Being in submission to God, means recognizing the call of God upon those whom God associates us with. Failing to recognize and respect the call of God leads to destruction. We submit ourselves to one another in the fear of God. We obey those whom God has called to care for His church. We follow them as they follow Messiah.
We can NOT be IN Authority unless we are UNDER authority. Obedience is better than sacrifice and rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft.
"By What Authority?" By the authority of the Word of God, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Yeshua THE Messiah. That is Fullness of AUTHORITY. Alleluia Yeshua.
As we continue to look into this Mystery of the Ages, Messiah IN you, the hope of Glory, you are reminded how VITAL that it is for you to strengthen and reinforce the foundation of the Fear of God. The fear of God is LEARNED and none of us have enough of the Fear of God. The fear of the Lord is His TREASURE, and the only treasure worth going after now. (Isa 33:6) The Fear of God article is found at: <http://www.moresureword.com/fearofgo.htm>
Luke 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and OVER ALL THE POWER OF THE ENEMY: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. The Lord Jesus Christ, the I AM, who IS Come in the Flesh, said so. Alleluia Yeshua. The SUBMITTED disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ are given Authority over ALL the power of the enemy. Yeshua's Power, is given for the Glory of the Father, in the Name of Jesus. Alleluia Yeshua.
The Keys of the Kingdom of Heaven are given by the Lord Jesus Christ to His disciples, (disciplined ones). These keys of binding and loosing, and remitting or retaining are NOT the property of the pope, and apostate ChurchDUMB.
Mat 16:19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Mat 18:18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Here in Matt 18:18 we see that Yeshua tells US that He will give His true followers, the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven.
The keys are doctrine and discipline. HEARING & DOING!
A disciple of Messiah is a disciplined one. He READS His Word. He HEARS His Word. He DOES His Word. All true disciples have the keys of doctrine and discipline. Their doctrine comes ONLY from the scripture. Their lives are ordered ONLY by the scripture. Their lives show what is acceptable to God, and what is not acceptable to God, according to the scriptures.
Do we understand the binding and loosing that Yeshua mentions here? Binding and loosing, in the common speech of the Jews at that time, deals with what is lawful and unlawful. To declare something was unlawful was to bind. To declare something was lawful was to loose. In all matters of binding and loosing, what is lawful or unlawful, the true disciple's ONLY guide is the written Word of God. The purpose of the keys of doctrine and discipline, is to help the true disciple with his desire to be acceptable and pleasing to God. To MAKE YESHUA LORD, TO BE IN FULL SUBMISSION TO HIM. Then we walk IN His Authority for His Glory and we witness the Glory of this Mystery of the Ages.
James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
Most people do NOT walk in this mystery of the ages, because they do not walk in SUBMISSION to God. They don't walk IN His Commandments, yes all 10. They do not bring into SUBMISSION their vanity and pride and self will. They remain doubleminded in selfishness, covetousness, or rebellion, while trying to walk in submission to God. THAT IS DOUBLEMINDED.
A true disciple of Yeshua wants to please God rather than men. He KNOWS that he has been redeemed. He wants to please God more than himself, because he has received, and understands the love of God. He will be disciplined by the scriptures in word and deed. The Spiritual man will exercise the godly character of good and right judgment.
1 Cor 2:15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. Rom 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
The church IS the Body of Christ, the true believers and disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. The power of the keys of scriptural doctrine and discipline will reject that which is unrighteous from the church. These keys were not given to any particular church, but given to all who believe and live to make Yeshua BOTH Savior and LORD of their life. Mat 18:18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
This verse makes it clear that the Keys of the Kingdom of Heaven, the AUTHORITY to bind and loose, was not just given to Peter. The keys tell of locking or unlocking to illustrate authority in binding or loosing. The question of how sins are forgiven is raised in the meaning of binding and loosing.
1 John 5:16 If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.
Brethren, pray about that verse in 1 John 5:16. Shout me down if this Word of God Does NOT say that we DO literally have the power of intercession, through forgiveness, to literally snatch souls of the brethren from the jaws of hell. Shout me down if this POWERFUL verse does not tell us that whatsoever shall have been forgiven on earth, shall have been forgiven in heaven?
Luke 11:4a And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. Mat 6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. Heaven sets the standard, earth follows heaven's lead.
It is the responsibility of believers to have a forgiving spirit and to teach the CONDITIONS of forgiveness (Matt. 6:12). In John 20:23 Jesus said "Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained." This means that we are to proclaim the way of salvation. Those who accept Him are forgiven, but those who reject Him are condemned. Binding and loosing is determined by the hearer's response. They must freely choose life IN Jesus Christ or hell. It is their free choice.
Sins have been washed (loosed) by the blood of Jesus - Rev 1:5-6 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
Brethren, do you understand that it is IMPOSSIBLE to forgive, and to walk in that role of PRIEST that the Lord gives us AUTHORITY to walk in if we are COVETOUS?
It is this simple - the most GODLY thing any of us can do is to FORGIVE. If we can overcome the vanity, and the spirit in us that lusts to envy, and not be covetous, or rebellious, then we can walk and function as the priests that The Lord Jesus Christ, HATH MADE US TO BE, (past tense, done deal).
According to the Word of God, the pope has no special authority over the church. Yeshua HATES the Nicolaitane spirit of priestcraft behind popery. No church is made special, or has unique authority in dealing with man's spiritual life. The only church with true spiritual power and AUTHORITY is a church founded on the finished work of Yeshua the Messiah. If a man, or the state, is the head of a church, it can have no real true spiritual power and authority. Yeshua, and ONLY Yeshua, must be the head of any church for that church to have true spiritual power and authority.
This is what is so wrong about the 501c3 contract many churches have with the state. That contract removes the salt and light. There is no way that The Lord Jesus Christ can be Lord of such state churches, in other than a virtual way. Such churches have LOST the Keys of the Kingdom of Heaven, for a tax break contract with the state. They have NO Authority. Sort of like Esau selling his birthright for a bowl of pottage. Sad. Sad.
The Nicolaitane spirit of priestcraft behind popery is something Yeshua HATES. I can think of only two things to say to anyone caught up in a religion in which any man believes his word is better, or even equivalent to, the Word of God - Come out of her, and from such withdraw thyself.
The true church is made of those who have humbled and SUBMITTED themselves, making Yeshua LORD in Deed and in Truth. Only Yeshua can be the head of any true church with true spiritual power and authority. 1 Tim 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Messiah Yeshua;
Rev 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. Rev 13:12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
The second beast is the great whore apostate religious system which works with the antichrist political and economic system. The great whore is an apostate religious system. The false prophet will be the head of the largest religious group in the world. He will lead people to worship the antichrist and take the mark of the beast.
All who take the mark of the beast in their right hand or forehead will, according to Rev 14:11, spend eternity in hell. And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
That is the sin unto death, receiving the mark of the beast. We DO NOT pray for anyone who receives that mark. That sin is unto death and HELL. DO NOT RECEIVE THE MARK.
1 Tim 6:3-5 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
Titus 3:2-6 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing all meekness unto all men. For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
"By What Authority?" By the authority of the Word of God, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Yeshua THE Messiah. That is Fullness of AUTHORITY. Alleluia Yeshua.
Brethren, as you look and see this evil antichrist beast system quickly rising, do not feel hopeless! Do NOT feel helpless. Do NOT Let your heart be troubled. Do not feel that you have no power; for God is pouring out mighty anointings upon His Faithful! The first shall be last, and the last shall be first. God is doing such a mighty and QUICK work in those FEW people who make that absolute commitment to trust and obey His Word. He is in them now restoring the years that the locust and canker have taken away. (Joel 2:25)
CAN WE, WITH CHILDLIKE FAITH, GRAB HOLD, BY FAITH, OF THE FACT AND REALITY OF WHAT IT MEANS, WHEN WE KNOW THAT GOD SAID SO?
Mat 18:4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Mark 10:15 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. Luke 18:17 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you! Keep Him at the forefront of your mind, all the time, and pray always, walking IN the light of His commandments. EXAMINE YOURSELF BY CHECKING - Is The Lord Jesus Christ pleased with this thought and INTENT of my heart? Above all, read His Holy Bible. Rom 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. FAITH, FAITH, FAITH, is what we need. Luke 18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find FAITH on the earth?
Keep coming out of the world and its traps; for those, who will not give up the worldly traps, will soon perish on the Broad Way to destruction! Rom 2:4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? THE PROSPERITY GOSPEL IS THE HEIGHT OF RELIGIOUS REPROBATION. 1 Tim 6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. Rev 18:4-5 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
We know that the Way is strait and narrow and FEW find it AND STAY on it. Brethren, you will make it if you put God FIRST. You will make it if you cling to our Savior, King Jesus, with all your strength. You will make it if you love God with ALL your being, and put His Will FIRST. You will make it if you reach out and love others. Look around you, and put the main thing the main thing, and keep the main thing, the main thing. All that you see around you will soon be gone. All the money that people think is security will one day, soon, be worthless.
Brethren, what can we do today that will make a difference 100 years from now? WHAT CAN I DO TO PLEASE YOU, LORD JESUS, THIS DAY? HOW MAY I BE A BLESSING TO SOMEONE IN YOUR NAME, LORD JESUS? Keep your heart set on being a blessing to others, in the name of Jesus. Keep your heart set on the things above and DO NOT LET YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED. Even though we do know that this antichrist beast world government, economic, and religious system, plans to make you a slave of the devil, to seal hell as your destiny, or kill you, LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED. Why? They do not know Who you know. They do not know your Big Brother. If they don't know your Big Brother, Yeshua, they can NOT know your Father. They do not know, that their plan and threat to kill you, is a threat to send you to HEAVEN. They think to kill you is a threat to make you submit to the antichrist beast. We KNOW they will send us to HEAVEN, to be with the saints who have gone before us. Alleluia! We don't die. We do not fight fair at all in this antichrist war on the saints. The threat to kill us, is a threat to send us to Heaven to be with our Lord. Alleluia.
The task at hand is to NOT LET OUR HEART BE TROUBLED. That task is much easier as we keep the focus outward to help others. Reach out and love the lost and hurting! Soon, people are going to need your love more than ever. But, if you are caught up in self, and if you are caught up in the material STUFF, you will not even be able to help yourself, much less others.
LEARN THE FEAR OF GOD FOR THAT IS HIS TREASURE. (Isa. 33:6) KEEP THAT FOUNDATION OF THE FEAR OF GOD STRONG. KNOW THAT GOD SEES EVERY DEED, HEARS EVERY WORD, AND KNOWS EVERY THOUGHT. THE LORD KNOWS THE INTENTS OF OUR HEART. THE ANGEL OF THE LORD ENCAMPS ROUND ABOUT THOSE THAT FEAR HIM.
If you have learned and strengthened the foundation of the Fear of God, then concentrate on who you are IN Christ Jesus. We are seated with Him at the Father's right hand through His Holy Spirit of Truth. He is not ashamed to call us His Brethren, IF OUR HEART IS SET TO DO THE WILL OF THE FATHER. He, by the price of His blood, has given us the Spirit of Adoption, whereby we can call His Father, Our FATHER. We can have POSITIONAL AUTHORITY IN MESSIAH.
Here is the big part of the deceitfulness of sin - Isa 59:2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will NOT hear. We have POSITIONAL AUTHORITY as kings and priests, IN Him, as we do His will. Do not let SIN and INIQUITY separate you from God. That is the choice - sin or be IN Messiah. We have the power of the Holy Ghost to be holy, to stop sinning, to DO His commandments, and to KNOW His will and purpose for us IN Him. "I" is the first letter of INIQUITY. Self will, sin, and iniquity, takes you OUT of His Will, and out of the positional authority we have IN Him.
Those working for Lucifer by design, default, ignorance, or willing ignorance, may have power of FORCE of UNgodly and UNlawful laws, but they do NOT have AUTHORITY. This will become evident when we are brought before their judges, governors, and kings for Jesus sake, for a testimony against them. We will speak with AUTHORITY.
Who REALLY has AUTHORITY in the midst of a demon possessed world?
If we look at how Jesus taught us to pray it really is very simple. God only has ONE answer to prayer. Yes, and AMEN, IN Christ Jesus.
It is not about prayer. It is about ANSWERED prayer. The question very simply is, will God, our Father, hear our prayer? (FATHER, that most highly privileged name.) Avinu, Aba, Father. Alleluia! What a privilege. If He will hear our prayer, it is a DONE deal. We know ABSOLUTELY NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE for Him, except to LIE. God can NOT Lie.
So the whole key to prayer is, our position, IN Christ Jesus. Do we KNOW our place IN the body of Messiah? Do we understand our call, our place, our position, our work, our duties IN the body of Messiah? Do we see and know the call, and work, and position, of OTHERS IN the body of Messiah? What can you do? You can help and serve someone. You can bless someone. You can PRAY for someone other than yourself. Are you still breathing? Let everything that hath breath, Praise the Lord. Keep the focus outward and upward. Alleluia. PRAY FOR OTHERS. SERVE OTHERS IN THE BODY OF MESSIAH.
1 Cor 12:15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 1 Cor 12:16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 1 Cor 12:17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? 1 Cor 12:18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased HIM.
Are we IN Him? Do we know our call and duties IN Him? DO WE RECOGNIZE HIS CALL UPON OTHERS? Do we help, supply, and assist, and serve, OTHERS, in THEIR call and work, IN Messiah? Are we looking at this situation the way Jesus would look at it? Can we, like Jesus, see how the Father will be glorified in doing that for which we pray?
Now I do know, that if I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will NOT hear me. I also know, that if I am asking for something to gratify my lust, He will not hear me. I know too, that if I am asking for something that is NOT in His will, the Lord will not hear it. Otherwise, I DO KNOW, THAT IF HE HEARS MY PRAYER, THEN IT IS DONE. The key then, is to develop that mind of Christ, to see clearly, how that the FATHER would be glorified, IN Yeshua's Name. That is where the effectualness of our fervent prayers becomes very effective. As we have our mind transformed, washed by His Word, and renewed by His Spirit, to be conformed and take every thought captive to the mind of Christ; Then, we pray like Jesus did, and we see results like Jesus did, that glorify the Father, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We need to hear the Holy Spirit confirming, that indeed, the Father would be glorified. AND that it is in His perfect will to be so glorified, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Then, if that witness of the Spirit is there, it is a slam dunk, done deal. Alleluia!
Powerful prayer has to do with being able to KNOW God's will and to KNOW how He may be glorified. Alleluia! Alleluia!
You find that discernment of His perfect will, and how He may be glorified, in the Holy Bible, when you read His Word. You are not going to find that when you listen to some false teacher.
John 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. Dan 11:32 And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.
Grab hold of it SAINT. We are coming to the Greater Works time. We are coming to the EXPLOIT time. So let us stay in this battle with abiding joy. Let us buy from Yeshua all the gold of tribulation that He sets before us unto the END. Always knowing that when we are threatened with eternity, that heaven is where we are going.
I look forward to seeing you on that LAST DAY. Then who ever is left here on earth will either FLY or FRY. Otherwise, I hope to see you with that great company of REAL True Saints already under the altar. Be FAITHFUL. BE A GOD PLEASER. Stay IN The Word. When in doubt, SHOUT, Blood of Yeshua! Alleluia for the power of the Blood of Yeshua.
As we continue to look into this Mystery of the Ages, Messiah IN you, the hope of Glory, you are reminded how VITAL that it is for you to strengthen and reinforce the foundation of the Fear of God. The fear of God is LEARNED and none of us have enough of the Fear of God. The fear of the Lord is His TREASURE, and the only treasure worth going after now. (Isa 33:6) The Fear of God article is found at: <http://www.moresureword.com/fearofgo.htm>
Our AUTHORITY IN Messiah, like everything which we receive from God, is ONLY by and through Faith. Yet there are two things which make that AUTHORITY solid, established, steady, and unmovable. God can NOT Lie AND God does not change. Our Faith, and our AUTHORITY, is based on the MORE SURE word, that is written. "God said so," or as Jesus said when demonstrating His Authority over Satan, "it is written."
God is honored by FAITH. God is delighted by our FAITH and trust in Him. Without FAITH it is IMPOSSIBLE to please God. Faith is based on two immutable things, KNOWING that God can NOT Lie AND God does NOT Change. Yeshua Messiah, the SAME yesterday, today, and for ever. Jesus Christ IS Come IN the Flesh. The I AM, Yeshua Messiah, by His Holy Spirit IS come in the flesh, that we might walk IN authority, IN Messiah. The Word of God IS the bedrock foundation of our FAITH and Authority - GOD SAID SO - GOD SAID SO - GOD SAID SO, brings us, by faith, to a higher reality than our circumstance, or what we can see.
"By What Authority?" By the authority of the Word of God, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Yeshua THE Messiah. That is Fullness of AUTHORITY. Alleluia Yeshua. The AUTHORITY we have IN Messiah is a great gift of God. Like anything that we receive from God, it is ONLY by FAITH.
How firm and sure should our faith be? What and who is our faith founded upon? Our Faith MUST be founded ONLY on the integrity of the Word of God. Scripture is the revelation of the mind and will of God. Every man ought to search it, to understand the meaning. The Christian knows the Holy Bible to be the Word of God. We taste the sweetness. We KNOW the power. We see the glory of the Word of God.
There are many prophecies already fulfilled in the person, and work of salvation, of the Lord Jesus Christ. Many prophecies regarding the church and the world, are now seen in the light of historical fulfillment. This forms ROCK SOLID proof of the truth, of THE Faith of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Holy Ghost inspired holy men to speak and write. The Holy Ghost so moved and directed them in recording, in the scripture, what they had received from Him. They made known to us, by THE WORD of GOD, what God had clearly expressed, and made known to them. Through their words, also is made known to us, WITH ROCK SOLID CERTAINTY, what God says to us. God does NOT Change. God can NOT Lie. Two immutable, solid, reasons for FAITH. We do have a MORE SURE word of prophecy. The very Word of God. Alleluia !
ANY and ALL other sources MUST be tested and proved for conformity to the Word of God, the MORE SURE word of prophecy.
So the Scriptures, not any man, not any teacher, not any prophet, are to be accounted the words of the Holy Ghost, the very words of God. By the Holy Bible, God speaks to His people with all the plainness and simplicity, that His CHILDREN understand. The Word of God speaks with all the power, and all the accuracy, that His CHILDREN KNOW, the words and expressions, come from God.
The great authority we have IN Messiah, comes as faith gives substance to what we find in the Scriptures. We KNOW the Holy Bible as a book written by holy men, moved by the Holy Ghost. YOU WILL DO WELL WITHOUT ANY OTHER TEACHER OR PROPHET. Trust ONLY Yeshua, Jesus, whose name is called the Word of God. God honors His Word above all His Name, and Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. Trust Jesus, Yeshua, THE Messiah, whose name is called The Word of God.
Faith and the authority IN Messiah, that glorious mystery of the ages, has been the mark of God's servants, from the beginning of the world. Our faith and authority does not stand in the wisdom of men, but IN the power of God. Faith is belief plus the Holy Ghost. We grab tight hold of what God has said. We remain steady and unmovable, KNOWING that, "God Said So."
If people really loved the TRUTH, they would come to faith IN Messiah Yeshua. Faith is not the absence of reason, but rather, faith is the highest act of reason. The MORE SURE word of prophecy clearly PROVES the AUTHORITY of God Almighty.
The Holy Bible is different than any other book. Over 25% of the Holy Bible is about things written hundreds and thousands of years BEFORE they happened. There are over 2000 such MORE SURE prophecies which have come to pass with precise EXACT fulfillment. Consider the first coming of Yeshua the Messiah. There were about 330 specific prophecies, written of Him, hundreds of years before He was born in Bethlehem. He fulfilled them ALL with EXACT precision. One mathematician has calculated the ODDS AGAINST anyone being able to do what Yeshua THE Messiah did, in regard to filling those prophecies is 87E93. That is 87 with 93 zeros. No one can pronounce such a great number as those odds against fulfilling the prophecies, which Jesus Christ fulfilled, when He came as the Perfect Lamb of God, to Redeem SINNERS.
The sad reality is that only very FEW really do love the truth. Because their deeds are evil. They will not come to the Light of the Truth, because their deeds would be reproved. It is sad how men hate reproof. Because they do NOT love the truth, they will receive a strong delusion, and be damned.
Our AUTHORITY IN Messiah is a firm expectation, that God will perform all He has promised to us IN Christ. This gives our soul great joy even in great tribulation. Our faith gives substance or reality in the soul, and results in that authority which we have IN Messiah.
Faith proves to the mind, the reality of things that cannot be seen by the eye. It is a full approval of ALL God has revealed, as true, holy, just, and good. This understanding of faith is explained by many examples of persons in former times, who obtained a good report, in the word of God. Faith was the principle of their holy obedience, remarkable services, and patient sufferings. The Bible gives the most true and exact account of the origin of all things, and we are to believe it. It is the MORE SURE word because, "God Said So." Faith is much more solid than what we can see, or the facts of our present circumstance. Why? Because we have the MORE SURE word, the higher, and greater, and more faithful reality that, "God Said So." All that we see of the works of creation, were brought into being by the Word and command of God. THAT IS AUTHORITY and POWER.
The example of Abraham, who is called the Friend of God, and the father of all them that believed God, is profound. Jews, Christians, and Muslims like to glory in calling Abraham their forefather in their faith. However exalted in various respects, he had nothing to boast in the presence of God, being saved by grace, through faith, just the same as all others. All who will be saved, all who will walk in authority IN Messiah, can ONLY do so by FAITH.
Rom 4:17-21 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be. And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah's womb: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
Are we FULLY persuaded? Take a look around you and then look in a mirror. IF we are FULLY persuaded we will walk in greater Faith and in that great authority, IN Messiah, whose name is called the Word of God. Are we fully persuaded based upon the fact that we KNOW that God SAID SO? You should see then, why faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. You should see then, why reading the Word of God is more important than listening to any teacher, or seeking knowledge and wisdom anywhere else.
Abraham did not focus on the years which passed before his call. Abraham did not focus on his failures, at times, in his obedience. Abraham did not even focus on any failure in his faith. The word of God is expressly clear that "he believed God, and it was counted to him for righteousness," Genesis 15:6.
All believers are justified, and walk in authority, IN Messiah, ONLY by faith. "Their faith being counted for righteousness," their faith is the ONLY means of uniting them to Yeshua, "the Lord our Righteousness." People pardoned and forgiven by God, are the only blessed people. Abraham was justified several years before his circumcision. It is, therefore, plain that this rite was not necessary in order to justify Abraham. It was a sign of the original corruption of human nature. It was a sign or seal, to confirm God's promises to him. It was to assure him of his being already a real partaker of the righteousness of faith. So Abraham became, the Friend of God, and the spiritual forefather of all believers, who walk after the example of his obedient faith. The seal of the Holy Spirit in our sanctification, makes us new creatures. The Holy Spirit is the inward evidence of the righteousness of faith, and authority IN Messiah.
That the promise was made to Abraham long before the law, proves that ALL is pointing to Messiah. All the promises of God are yea and Amen in Messiah Yeshua. In Yeshua THE Messiah, shall all families of the earth be blessed. The law worketh wrath, by showing that every transgressor is exposed to the Divine judgment. ALL ARE BORN SINNERS and will die sinners bound for hell, or redeemed sinners bound for eternal glory. Everything that God gives to men is ONLY received by faith, that it might be totally of grace. The promises and gifts of God are made SURE by the MORE SURE Word of God, to all who are of the like precious faith with Abraham, whether Jews or Gentiles, in all ages. The justification and salvation of sinners, the taking to himself the Gentiles who had not been a people, was a gracious calling of things which are not, as though they were.
God by creating everything that exists, by nothing other than His Word, proves the almighty power of God. The nature and power of Abraham's faith are clearly seen. He believed God, and looked for the performance of God's promise. His faith gave firm hope when the case seemed hopeless. It is weakness of faith, that causes men to stagger and fall because of focusing on the difficulties in the way of a promise. Abraham would NOT admit or allow argument or debate, of what God SAID. Unbelief is at the bottom of all our staggering and failure related to God's promises. The strength of faith appears in the victory of faith over fears. God honors faith. And great faith honors God. Abraham's faith was imputed to him for righteousness. Faith, more than anything else we can do, gives glory to God. Faith clearly is how we receive the righteousness of God, the redemption which is by Christ, and the glory of the authority we have IN Messiah.
Faith in your faith is faith gone astray. It is Christian occultism. Faith, the means by which we receive the gift of God, can not replace the ONE who gives the gift. Our FAITH, and our authority is based ONLY on GOD SAID SO. It is not the strength of my will. It is not the strength of my faith. It is based upon GOD SAYING SO. Not by my saying so, or anyone else saying so, but by the Spirit of God. Our Faith and Authority is based upon "God Said So." Do you see why FAITH comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God? You will not have much faith if you have not read the Word of God. Since it is the Word of God, at least one time, it should be read the way He had it organized, preserved, and purified for us. It should be read, at least one time, as He instructed, line upon line, line upon line, precept upon precept, precept upon precept. It should ALL be read, one time at least, Gen 1:1-Rev 22:21, line upon line, precept upon precept, BEFORE the here a little there a little. Then we can, by faith, receive the fullness of the great and precious promise of John 14:26. Abraham's faith did not justify him by its own merit or value, but rather his faith gave him a part IN Messiah.
"God Said So," has great AUTHORITY, and gives His people great authority IN Messiah, for two reasons which cannot change. God does NOT change, Yeshua Messiah, whose name is called the Word of God, IS the SAME yesterday, today and for ever. AND it is NOT possible for God to lie. It would be contrary to His nature as well as to His will. And since He cannot lie, the destruction of the unbeliever, and the salvation of the believer, are BOTH certain.
Our confidence, our security, our authority IN Messiah is by faith in knowing GOD SAID SO. The encouragement of God is strong enough to support His people under their heaviest trials. GOD SAID SO, can give great joy in great tribulation. Jesus Christ died for SINNERS. Yeshua is THE refuge for all sinners who flee to the mercy of God, through the redemption of Messiah. There is no other SAFE PLACE. Only IN Messiah is there an anchor to hold in this coming storm. We are like a ship at sea, tossed up and down, and in danger of being cast away. We need an anchor to keep us sure and steady. Jesus Christ died for SINNERS. The One whose name is called the Word of God, Said So. "God said so," is our anchor in the storms of this great tribulation. "God said so," is sure, steadfast, solid, or it could not keep us in this coming storm. Jesus Christ, the Word of God, is the object and ground of the believer's hope. Let us therefore set our affections on things above, and wait patiently for His appearance, when we shall certainly appear with Him in glory; because, God said so. Alleluia.
Now let us look at some things God said regarding Faith so that your understanding is not based on anything other than "God said so."
SOME THINGS JESUS SHOWED AND TOLD US ABOUT FAITH:
Mat 9:22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.
Mat 15:28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.
Mark 5:34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
Luke 8:25 And he said unto them, Where is YOUR faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.
Mat 9:29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.
Mark 10:52 And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.
PRINCIPLES OF FAITH
Mark 11:22-24 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
John 20:29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
Rom 14:23 And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.
2 Cor 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
2 Cor 5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
Heb 10:23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
Heb 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Heb 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
James 1:3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
1 Pet 1:8-9 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
FAITH IN ACTION
James 1:3-7 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
James 2:14-26 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: show me thy faith without thy works, and I will show thee my faith by my works. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way? For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
1 John 3:17-18 But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
Heb 10:38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
Heb 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Rom 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Rom 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
DOUBT AND UNBELIEF STOP THE POWER AND AUTHORITY WE HAVE IN MESSIAH
Mat 13:58 And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.
Mat 17:18-20 And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
Heb 3:19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.
Mark 16:14 Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.
James 1:6-8 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
CAN WE, WITH CHILDLIKE FAITH, GRAB HOLD, BY FAITH, OF THE FACT AND REALITY OF WHAT IT MEANS, WHEN WE KNOW THAT GOD SAID SO? GOD SAID SO - GOD SAID SO - GOD SAID SO!
Now, do you know what God said?
Maybe it is time we read that KJV Holy Bible again, every word,
line upon line, line upon line, precept upon precept, precept
upon precept from Genesis 1:1 - Revelation 22:21 in the order He
arranged it and preserved it for us while we still have access to
be able to learn what God said. Soon it will be an international
hate crime to be found reading the KJV Holy Bible to be able to
know and say GOD SAID SO. It already is in most parts of the
world and the door of opportunity is closing fast in your part of
NO COMPROMISE regarding ONE way of Salvation, ONE body, ONE Spirit, ONE hope, ONE Lord, ONE Faith, ONE baptism, ONE God and Father of all who is above all, and through all, and IN you all.
IF THAT BE SO - then why can we NOT walk WORTHY of such a High calling. The walk is in lowliness, in meekness (the ability to endure insult without retaliation), with longsuffering and forbearing one another in love? Here is a big part of the Answer:
John 20:23 Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.
When you see someone sin, ESPECIALLY IF THEY SIN AGAINST YOU, you have a choice. You can remit or retain. You can forgive, and ask God to forgive them, or you can retain.
JESUS CHRIST DIED FOR SINNERS.
What will YOU do? Will you be like Jesus Christ or will you be like the Accuser of the Brethren? Jesus tells those with ears to hear, that He gives us the power to overcome ALL the power of the enemy. That means ALL the power to overcome the Accuser of the Brethren.
You CAN REMIT - TO FORGIVE, to reduce the tension, reduce the pressure, or reduce the rigidity. You can cut some slack, you can let go, you can ease up, you can let up, you can loosen, you can mitigate, you can moderate, you can relax, you can go limp, you can soften, you can ease off. THAT IS REMITTING. OR You CAN RETAIN - To tighten, or hold and just put off until a later time. You can just postpone, just defer, just stonewall, just adjourn, just delay, just hold off, just hold over, just hold up on, just lay over, just put off, just put on hold, just put on ice, just put it on the shelf for later. You can stew about it and be ready to hold it against them. THAT IS RETAINING.
What does God want us to do? JESUS CHRIST DIED FOR SINNERS. HOW ARE WE SUPPOSED TO WALK? With all lowliness, with all longsuffering, with great patience, forbearing one another in love. Forbearing one another in love," means to allow for one another, put up with the faults and failures of one another WITHOUT CRITICISM. We MUST pray FIRST. We must pray UNTIL we know that God has chosen us as His instrument of correction. We must stop running ahead of Him on this.
ENDEAVORING TO KEEP THE UNITY OF THE SPIRIT IN THE BOND OF PEACE. That means putting forth a special effort to keep this loving unity after we have obtained it. "There is one body (the true Church), and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling." ONE BODY, ONE SPIRIT, ONE HOPE, ONE LORD, ONE FAITH, ONE BAPTISM, ONE GOD AND FATHER OF ALL WHO IS ABOVE ALL AND IN YOU ALL.
If there is only ONE GOD, and He is the Father of us all, and above or over us all, and IN all of us, where is there any reason or room for strife and divisions?
We may differ in gifts, but we are to be united in grace and love, coming down from above. God gives us grace to balance our gifts which are to be used for OTHERS, not for ourselves. Our difference in gifts and callings, should all be ADDED together and used together, and be the means of multiplied power for one purpose; not for SELF, but for OTHERS.
Eph 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
What a true picture of the typical church. They are confused and divided like children because they refuse to lose sight of SELF. Their shepherds lead them in SELF glorification, rather than in SERVING, and demonstrating the way of REPENTANCE. Their 501c3 contract with the State has removed their SALT and LIGHT. They can not see the great purpose of the ministry of the Church, and that we are all members one of another. The diagnosis is found in I Corinthians 3:1-9: "And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?"
Do you think you are a big strong, mature, mighty man of God? The proof will come out when some brother tells you how your pampers are showing. We may error and give offense. However if we TAKE OFFENSE then we are not IN Christ. It is hard to hurt a dead man. Have we REALLY been crucified with Christ? Have we really died to SELF? If we REALLY have died to SELF we CANNOT TAKE OFFENSE.
It does not take discernment to see the confused state of the "so called" body of Christ. It does not take discernment to see the "so-called" body of Messiah divided like children because they refuse to lose sight of SELF. SELF will blind anyone to the great purpose of the ministry of the Church, and that we are all members one of another. It does not take discernment to see all this carnal maneuvering and bickering. It does not take discernment to see carnal babes, living on a mild diet, weak, confused with envyings, strife, divisions, preacher-worship, looking for earthly glory and rewards. All we really need to do is look in a mirror. That is the sad but real truth. Finally the apostle Paul cries out: Eph 4:15-16 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
SAINTS, how are we going to stand up and be victorious against a cunning, crafty world on the outside, and against the compromise forces on the inside? How? There is NO WAY if we do not stand together? If we do not love and defend each other and pray for one another? "The world loves its own." Yes, they stand together.
God and the devil have nothing in common but everything in opposition. We cannot get God and the devil, sin and holiness, the true Church and the world together. Jesus said you CANNOT serve God and mammon. IF we are to convince the lost world on the outside that we have God's love and power among us, we must have the unity of the Spirit. John 13:35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. John 15:17 These things I command you, that ye love one another. 1 Th 5:13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves.
Jesus Christ, in His great high priestly prayer, after praying that we might " be sanctified through the truth" also prayed "That they may be one, as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us." WHY? "That the world may believe that thou hast sent me."
Then how is this unity to be perfect in us? Listen, CAN WE, BY THE MERCY OF GOD, HAVE EARS TO HEAR - "I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one: that the world may know that thou has sent me, and has loved them as thou has loved me." We will cast down the accuser of the brethren when we learn to pray for one another instead of preying on one another.
Yeshua Marveled at the FAITH of the Roman Centurion. Jesus said there was a Roman Centurion who had greater FAITH than any of the Apostles, greater than anyone He had seen in ALL Israel. That Roman Centurion had such great FAITH because he UNDERSTOOD AUTHORITY.
God is God. That little three word, sentence can tell us much about Faith and the relation of Faith to authority. It tells us much about how the faithful remnant body of Messiah will be brought together in UNITY of the Spirit of Truth, by the Word of God. Alleluia!
The FIRST thing the Roman Centurion said, regarding authority, was that he was a man UNDER authority. THIS IS THE KEY. UNDER Authority.
IF ONE HAS ANY UNDERSTANDING OF AUTHORITY YOU MUST KNOW THAT BEING UNDER AUTHORITY COMES FIRST.
Do you understand how much better, and more important, it is to be UNDER authority, than it is to be IN authority? No one should be IN authority if they have not proven themselves FIRST to be UNDER authority. In FACT, you cannot be IN authority if you are not UNDER authority. God is God. To strive to be IN authority rather than to be UNDER authority is to be walking in REBELLION and not faith. That is why rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft.
It is very much more IMPORTANT to be UNDER AUTHORITY than to be IN AUTHORITY. In fact, it is a MUST. One must be UNDER Authority to be IN Authority. To be IN Authority may be necessary at times. People who understand authority ALWAYS prefer to be UNDER authority. But they also know, that they have been given authority to overcome ALL the power of the enemy. The people of God, walk in FAITH, not rebellion. They walk ALWAYS UNDER authority and are ready to exercise the positional authority they have been given IN Messiah. People of faith KNOW that they must, at times, exercise authority, yet they remain under authority, because, "God is God."
The true God sets free from bondage. God loves and requires order but He hates control. He requires WILLING submission. Every false god is a control freak. Priestcraft, that Nicolaitane spirit, that Jesus hates, is so captivating to people of FAITH. Because people of FAITH know God is God, and they MUST be UNDER authority. If God has placed them under one whom the Lord has called and chosen to be in authority over them they are much more content with that situation than to be under the direct authority of the Lord. They also know that to get out from under God ordained authority is rebellion. That would also take from them the authority that they have been given over ALL the power of the enemy, and Satan could then easily destroy them.
Many people of FAITH, including me, have fallen for the tricks of priestcraft. The reason is because the regenerated and renewed mind is quickened to switch quickly from questioning, testing, or proving, to FAITH regarding the supernatural works which glorify God. When we KNOW our Heavenly Father will be glorified or pleased with any act we make, in the Name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, REASON QUICKLY GIVES WAY TO FAITH. The questioning attitude of people with renewed and regenerated minds towards the supernatural is that of testing & proving. However, the renewed and regenerated mind of Christ, is quickened to switch quickly from questioning to FAITH. That can make people of FAITH among the most easily taken by the works of priestcraft. People of Faith are people UNDER authority. They WANT to be under authority, because they KNOW, God is God.
The catchwords and tricks of priestcraft "the voice of the Church," or "the voice of the last day prophet of God," "the vicar of Christ," can sometimes cause anyone to submit, or stop using the renewed mind that Christians are supposed to have and keep sharp. The self-control fruit of the Spirit is most important as it relates to the mind. The Christian will never willingly empty his mind or surrender self control of his mind.
This gullibility can overtake anyone, especially, people of FAITH. I have fallen for it, and hopefully have gained wisdom from His grace to repent. But, if and when GOD speaks, then questioning MUST GIVE PLACE to FAITH. But the Christian is careful not to submit the control of his rational mind to anyone other than Yeshua Messiah, the Word of God. Though the renewed mind of Christ, tests and proves all things, yet, it is quick to grab hold by FAITH, to that which is good, and discerned to be in the perfect will of God, or for the glory of God.
People of FAITH know that the Fear of the Lord is His treasure, for God is God.
There is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. ONLY YESHUA, Jesus, is the capital "P" Prophet of Deuteronomy 18. The true God sets free from bondage. Every false god is a control freak. We submit ourselves to one another in the Fear of God. We obey those who have the rule over us for they must give an account. We follow those who are called of God to lead AS THEY FOLLOW MESSIAH. Greatness in His Kingdom is found by SERVING and washing feet, binding up the broken hearted, and setting captives free with His Truth, and not our limited perspectives of the truth.
The focus must be OUTWARD as well as upward to Him. We see the entire world choked in the thorns of the cares of this life. None of them are important. They are all going to pass away. The Word of God will not pass away. When the stuff of this world does pass away, the only thing that will have mattered is whether or not you had a personal relationship with God the Father, through His Son Yeshua, and whether or not you were a light to others and helped bring others into the knowledge of the truth. Bringing glory to God, and pleasing God, is not self seeking.
I tremble with fear at times. Not fear of man. Not fear of the fearful things coming upon this earth. I tremble in fear of walking in rebellion and walking out of His perfect will. I fear walking away from the safety and security of being UNDER the authority to which He has called or positioned me. Jesus teaches us NOT to fear anything or anyone but God. He told us not to fear the one who can take your life, BUT fear Him who after taking your life can cast your soul into everlasting torment.
IF, fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, then the love of the Lord must be the completion of it. WE BETTER NOT GET THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE ON THIS ONE. God is God. Yeshua defined that for us by saying if you love Me, keep My commandments.
We must LEARN and firm up the foundation of the Fear of GOD. We THEN seek the understanding of who we are IN Him. The POSITIONAL AUTHORITY we have IN Him. Alleluia !
The best illustration of this POSITIONAL AUTHORITY that I can relate is about Sgt. Preston of the Northwest Mounted Police. Long ago, (before color TV) you may have seen a TV program about Sgt. Preston of the Northwest Mounted Police of Canada. He had a wonderful lead sled dog named Yukon King. Well, Sgt. Preston and King always cuffed the bad guys. He would always say when putting the handcuffs on, "I arrest you In The Name of the Crown." In The Name of, means POSITIONAL AUTHORITY.
That is what "in the Name of" really is all about, POSITIONAL AUTHORITY. To me that "In The Name of" Jesus, "In The Name of" Yahweh, "In The Name of" Yeshua, is the key to it all, and so few understand it.
The antichrist governments, the antichrist church, and the antichrist economic system does not have AUTHORITY. The antichrist laws give power of force with these UNlawful laws. Yet they do not have AUTHORITY. They only have force of UNgodly and UNlawful laws. They do not have REAL AUTHORITY.
We can have POSITIONAL AUTHORITY. That is a big part of the deceitfulness of sin. We have POSITIONAL AUTHORITY as kings and priests. Those working for Lucifer by design, default, ignorance, or willing ignorance, may have power of FORCE of UNgodly and UNlawful laws, but they do NOT have AUTHORITY. This will become evident when we are brought before their judges, governors, and kings for Jesus sake, for a testimony against them. We will speak with AUTHORITY.
If we look at how Jesus taught us to pray it really is very simple. God only has ONE answer to prayer. Yes, and AMEN, IN Christ Jesus.
The question, very simply is, will God our Father hear our prayer? Did you catch that, FATHER? That is the most HIGHLY PRIVILEGED NAME IN POWERFUL PRAYER. Alleluia, what a privilege. If He will hear our prayer, it is a done deal. We know ABSOLUTELY NOTHING is impossible for Him except for to lie. So the whole key to prayer is IN Christ Jesus. Are we IN Him? Are we looking at this situation the way Jesus would look at it? Can we, like Jesus, see how the Father will be glorified in doing that for which we pray?
Now we do know that, if we regard iniquity in our heart, the Lord will not hear us. (There is that deceitfulness of sin again.) We also know that if we are asking for something to gratify our lust, He will not hear us. We know that if we are asking for something that is not in His will, the Lord will not hear our prayer. Otherwise, WE DO KNOW, THAT IF HE HEARS US, THEN IT IS DONE.
The key then is to develop that mind of Christ to see clearly how that the Father would be glorified. That is where the effectualness of our fervent prayers become very effective. We need to have our mind transformed and renewed by the Word to be conformed and take every thought captive to the mind of Christ. Then we pray like Jesus did, and we see results like Jesus did, that glorify the Father, in Yeshua's Name.
Anyone can teach us. We can learn from anyone. But make no MAN your Teacher. Understanding James 3:1 should cause anyone who preaches or teaches to tremble. We will be held accountable before God Almighty for any of His people who we mislead or cause to fall. We all have only ONE and the same Teacher that we can trust, the Holy Spirit of Truth.
The POWER of the early apostolic church was their UNITY. In one accord, praying and fasting. Spiritual power works exponentially in God's kingdom. When you see that one man with the Lord was able to set 1000 enemies to flight, and TWO were able to set 10,000 to flight, WE SHOULD REALIZE THE POWER OF UNITY AND BEING UNDER AUTHORITY.
We should realize the power of unity in the body, and also why demons work so hard to PREVENT UNITY. The power is not going to be found in the big numbers of the mega churches or the big PK rallies. God's power being manifest GREATER than in the early apostolic church, will come to His little faithful remnants, who are in genuine UNITY, under authority, by the Spirit of Truth and Holiness. We have been given authority OVER ALL the power of the enemy. We will SOON see that manifest.
That is the important thing about the scripture that says if two or more of you are in agreement about anything, it shall be done. Yeshua wanted us to understand the power of unity. It is UNITY of the Spirit of Truth. Unity IN Messiah and His doctrine, by His Spirit of Truth. Alleluia!
It is NOT unity for the sake of unity. As certainly as there is One True God and many false gods, there is One Spirit of Truth and Only ONE True Spirit among a world full of spirits that will bring the essential UNITY. That unity we MUST find, and WILL find, in these days. He will be glorified in His body which is His saints, in UNITY by the Spirit of Truth. Alleluia!
Who is my God given ordained authority? That is an important question. For children it is easy - mom and dad. For wives it is easy, your husband. For husbands, it can be difficult these days. Beware of the spirit of control, Nicolaitane spirit, or priestcraft. Find your God given, ordained authority and be careful to stay under it. ALL HUSBANDS SHOULD UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE THE ELDER OF THE CHURCH OF YESHUA MESSIAH IN YOUR HOUSE. When visiting your home, another elder, who understands AUTHORITY, will acknowledge and salute the positional authority that you have in your home.
Soon the inkhorn angel will be sent forth to seal His people to walk in a maintained fullness of His Holy Spirit. How the Father may be glorified in the Name of Yeshua, and walking in His PERFECT will, for His glory, will be our ONLY concern. We will witness the exceeding greatness of His mighty power. We will not have any self will resistance to the power of the Holy Spirit to accomplish the Perfect will of God. Alleluia! How we should long for that. Again we also need to UNDERSTAND the deceitfulness of sin.
We can already see glimpses of the light of His glory that shall arise over His people. Already in the midst of the darkness descending upon the whole earth, we see glimpses of His glory manifest in and through His people who are UNDER authority. THE LIGHT SHINES IN THE DARKNESS AND THE DARKNESS CANNOT OVERCOME IT AND THE BRIGHTNESS IS SEEN TO BE BRIGHTER AS THE DARKNESS THICKENS. THE DARKNESS CANNOT OVERCOME THE LIGHT. THE LIGHT ALWAYS OVERCOMES THE DARKNESS AND SHINES IN THE DARKNESS. ALLELUIA !
It is not numbers, it is God Who is the LIGHT. Alleluia! If it be only one there is that UNITY with The Light which will empower that one to STAND and even shine to manifest His Light in the midst of the darkness. Yet we do know that soon, His angel will be sent forth to seal His people. It is soon. It is time for the 4 carpenters of Zech 1:18-21. It is time for the inkhorn sealing angel of Eze 9 and Rev 7 & Rev 9. Alleluia!
Brethren, as you look and see this evil system quickly rising, do not feel hopeless! Do not feel that you have no power. Simply understand how necessary it is to make that absolute commitment to trust and obey His Word. He is in them now restoring the years that the locust and canker have taken away. (Joel 2:25) Draw near to God and He will draw near to you! Keep Him at the forefront of your mind all the time and pray always. Above all, read His Holy Bible. Rom 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
FAITH, FAITH, FAITH, is what we need. Luke 18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
Brethren, you will make it if you put God first. You will make it if you cling to our Savior King Jesus with all your strength. You will make it if you love God with your all and put Him FIRST. You will make it if you reach out and love others. Look around you and put the main thing the main thing, and keep the main thing, the main thing. All that you see around you will soon be gone. All the money that people think is security will one day soon be worthless. Brethren what can we do today that will make a difference 100 years from now. WHAT CAN I DO TO PLEASE YOU LORD JESUS THIS DAY? HOW MAY I BE A BLESSING TO SOMEONE IN YOUR NAME, LORD JESUS. Keep your heart set on being a blessing to others, in the name of Jesus. Keep your heart set on the things above and DON'T LET YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED.
LEARN THE FEAR OF GOD FOR THAT IS HIS TREASURE. (Isa. 33:6) KEEP THAT FOUNDATION OF THE FEAR OF GOD STRONG. KNOW THAT GOD SEES EVERY DEED, HEARS EVERY WORD, AND KNOWS EVERY THOUGHT. THE ANGEL OF THE LORD ENCAMPS ROUND ABOUT THOSE THAT FEAR HIM.
If you have learned and strengthened your foundation of the Fear of God, then concentrate on who you are IN Christ Jesus. We are seated with Him at the Father's right hand through His Holy Spirit of Truth. He is not ashamed to call us His Brethren. He, by the price of His blood, has given us the Spirit of Adoption, whereby we can call His Father, Our FATHER. We can and DO have POSITIONAL AUTHORITY.
Who REALLY has AUTHORITY in the midst of a demon possessed world?
1) LEARN THE FEAR OF GOD.
2) BE SURE YOU ARE UNDER YOUR GOD-ORDAINED AUTHORITY.
3) UNDERSTAND THE DECEITFULNESS OF SIN.
4) UNDERSTAND THE POSITIONAL AUTHORITY WE HAVE IN MESSIAH.
We submit ourselves to one another in the Fear of God. We obey those who have the rule over us for they must give an account. We follow those who are called of God to lead AS THEY FOLLOW MESSIAH. Greatness in His Kingdom is found by SERVING. God's great ones wash feet, bind up the broken hearted, and set captives free with His Truth, and not our limited perspectives of the truth. God is God.
CAN WE, WITH CHILDLIKE FAITH, GRAB HOLD, BY FAITH, OF THE FACT AND REALITY OF WHAT IT MEANS, WHEN WE KNOW THAT GOD SAID SO? "By What Authority?" By the authority of the Word of God, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Yeshua THE Messiah. That is Fullness of AUTHORITY. Alleluia Yeshua.
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