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What does the Bible mean that we are not to judge others?”

I was reading a reblog from Brother Wally Fry by Altruistico and I happened to see this one and was intrigued. It is not very many Christians who are tackling this subject today for the very reason he shares within this post. I am glad to see the Holy Spirit is raising those who are not fearful to teach the truth as directed by the Holy Spirit despite what might come their way as far as criticisms! Good work here and great message we need in this age we are living! God bless you as you continue in your obedience and service to the Lord and to each of us the Lord leads your way!!!

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Jesus’ command not to judge others could be the most widely quoted of His sayings, even though it is almost invariably quoted in complete disregard of its context. Here is Jesus’ statement: “Do not judge, or you too will be judged” (Matthew 7:1). Many people use this verse in an attempt to silence their critics, interpreting Jesus’ meaning as “You don’t have the right to tell me I’m wrong.” Taken in isolation, Jesus’ command “Do not judge” does indeed seem to preclude all negative assessments. However, there is much more to the passage than those three words.

The Bible’s command that we not judge others does not mean we cannot show discernment. Immediately after Jesus says, “Do not judge,” He says, “Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs” (Matthew 7:6). A little later in the same sermon, He…

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Like a Tree Planted by Rivers of Waters

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The Living Word – God is ALL Part 2

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The next “Omni” characteristic of God’s personality that I want to cover is His Omnipresence. As can be seen fairly clearly this attribute means that God is ALL present or everywhere and there is nowhere He is not. To even begin to grasp this fact of our Heavenly Father you need to remember that our God is a Spirit. We cannot view or consider Him as a material or bodily presence as we know the body. One of my favorite Scriptures that I use often is found in John 4 and verse 24, “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

It can be said, that God is the center or centered everywhere, and yet there is no limit to the area of His presence. Because He IS Spirit and not a material presence as with His Omnipotence, there is no limits to His being everywhere at once.

Jeremiah 23:23-24, “Am I a God near at hand,” says the LORD, “And not a God afar off? Can anyone hide himself in secret places, So I shall not see him?” says the LORD; “Do I not fill heaven and earth?” says the LORD.”

Ever-PresentDavid wrote, “Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the morning, And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, Even there Your hand shall lead me, And Your right hand shall hold me. If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall on me,” Even the night shall be light about me; Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, But the night shines as the day; The darkness and the light are both alike to You.” – Psalm 139:7-12.

Job 22:12 “Is not God in the height of heaven? And see the highest stars, how lofty they are!”

Another favorite Scripture that I love to quote is found in Proverbs 18:24b, “But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” Our God’s presence is closer to us that we can even truly imagine! Yet thinking on this, shouldn’t bring any type of fear, but rather a Godly Awe and an assuredness that should give us continual peace and strength!

Yet KNOWING that our Lord, our Heavenly Father’s Spirit is ever close to us, we also know that according to His Word, His Throne is in Heaven where He still reigns over all of His Creation. 1Kings 8:30b “Hear in heaven Your dwelling place……”

Isaiah 66:1a, “Thus says the LORD: “Heaven is My throne, And earth is My footstool.”

Revelation 21:2a, “Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God……”

So, though our Lord, His Spirit, can reside within our hearts and He remains closer in person than a brother, His Kingdom, His Throne is centered in Heaven! Because we as a bodily presence have trouble fathoming this idea, doesn’t make it untrue, but rather should stimulate our faith, which according to God’s Word in Hebrews 11:6, says, “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”

eternal godWe should understand that because God is also everywhere, His Omnipresent nature also means that there are not boundaries as far as time is also concerned. You see, He doesn’t just dwell in the present, the here and now, and His presence is everywhere at once also, but His presence is also every-when! You see, one character trait of God does not negate the others, but rather they coincide with each other to make up His personality! God IS eternal! He exists outside of the very time that ensnares us, at least until our bodies release us from time and we also begin life in eternity.

This should give every child of God confidence and assurance and yet every enemy of God, a moment of pause for how does His enemies think they can hide from Him. How do false prophets and those who disguise themselves to deceive believe they can hide their secret crimes from God’s very presence? There truly is nothing hid from Him in the earth or in Heaven above!

One very famous hymn, penned by the late Frederick William Faber, states:
“But God is never so far off
As even to be near; He is within: our spirit is
The home He holds most dear.
To think of Him as by our side
Is almost as untrue, As to remove His throne beyond
Those skies of starry blue.
So all the while I thought myself Homeless, forlorn, and weary,
Missing my joy, I walked the earth, Myself God’s sanctuary.”

The first thing that should come to heart in a Christian’s mind is COMFORT! To truly KNOW that the One Who Created us and loves us unconditionally is ever present with us through all of life’s trials and journeys, should be considered a treasure beyond measure!

The second thing, should be what we discussed above, WARNING! “Thou God sees me,” should serve as a warning to any who choose to live a life of sin, whether it be the hidden sins in the darkness or the willing lifestyle of sinfulness!

As I stated in Part I, it’s easy to toss about “religious” words and especially so if you have been involved in church for a good deal of your lifetime. But, when you truly meditate and think upon the Character and Attributes of God Almighty, and when you start to look at them as the makeup of His Whole personality, it should give us an overwhelming sense of awe. Proverbs 1:7 tells us this, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

This fear that the writer of Proverbs speaks of is the sense of awe and wonder that I am referring too. It doesn’t mean to be afraid of our Heavenly Father for that contradicts His Own Words. But we are to be amazed and to wonder at His presence, and at His personality. The more you truly KNOW your Heavenly Father, the more intimate you are with Him, the more wondrous He becomes to you on a deeply personal and spiritual level!

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When it comes down to it, isn’t that what our spiritual awakening was for? Isn’t that what this changed lifestyle and journey is to become? It’s not that we can get closer to our Lord and Father, but it’s that we recognize and finally realize just how close He IS to us already?!

In closing this part, I want to echo what the Apostle Paul wrote to the Ephesians, “To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, and to make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ; to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places, according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him.” – Ephesians 3:8-12, (Emphasis mine).

END OF PART 2

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Knowledge vs. Spiritual Wisdom

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The Heavens Declare His Glory

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His Mercy Endures

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One Body, Many Members

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Luke 4:16-21, “So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read. And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written: “The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD.” Then He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on Him. And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”

fulfilled-scripture-0011This Scripture shows us Jesus announcing His ministry and the reaction that followed. Now we can get into the particulars of Him being in the town of His youth and the relevance of His family growing up there and so forth, but the point that I want to make, is that at this point in history, Jesus announced the beginning of His ministry and He described what it would consist of. Jesus KNEW what He was called to do. He KNEW His mission as it were and He knew what it would entail.

No, He didn’t put a title or label to it, for what the ministry was called or titled wasn’t what was the important factor; the work, the service He would perform was what was important! So it is with ministries today. Titles are given for reasons of identification in the world we live in today. The title however doesn’t identify what that person’s true ministry or calling is; it is the work that is done, in faith and empowered by the Holy Spirit.

A couple of weeks ago, on my Facebook site, someone had shared with me a prophecy that had gone out in 2011 about one of our political candidates in the United States for today. It was a prophecy that also included blessings of harvest that the Lord has “promised” the U.S. for its work to other countries and nations in the past. It prompted me to do a teaching on what a true Spirit-led prophecy can be identified by; in other words, 100% accuracy. The problem is, we won’t know if this is 100% accurate until the presidential election is complete and actually a short time after.

So I taught on modern day prophecy. But I also did a section on the ministry of a Prophet (in our New Testament era) because so many church goers confuse the ministry of a Prophet with the gift of prophecy. The teaching of specific ministries is something that is often neglected in churches today and I have my “theories” as to why that is, but that isn’t what I want to center on today.

The fact is, I received about 3, maybe it was 4 emails from concerned Christians who thought I was coming out and claiming to have a Prophet’s ministry! After all, that is pretty arrogant of me if I was; but I guess they were basing it on some things I have taught, and putting together the teaching on prophecy and then the ministry of Prophet, they just ASSUMED I was claiming that ministry. First, let me say that it is because of the very thing I was trying to do, teach about the specifics of a Prophet’s ministry that brought this about. These things are NOT being taught today to the detriment of the Body of Christ. The ministry of Prophet, just like that of Apostle, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher as well as the other organizational ministries is NOT being taught and thus, those who actually have been called into a ministry may not even be aware that they have the ability and gifting to work in that area.

I personally blame most organized religious denominations for this, for if someone doesn’t go through THEIR channels, then there is no way God WOULD call them as individuals! But notice, Jesus didn’t wait for the religious leaders of His day to recognize Him either. He knew His Father’s calling at a young age and proceeded to pursue it, even though the timing for Him to come out openly hadn’t arrived.

I was fortunate to be mentored by a Teacher who understood the individual ministries and taught on each and every one specifically as well as the individual gifts given by the Holy Spirit, all of which I might add are for the edification of the CHURCH as a whole, save one, and it is the one gift that is given to only edify the believer and yet it is the one gift that some denominations have risen to a level of importance above every other gift INCLUDING LOVE!!

Again, just another important reason and proof of the importance of proper teaching and Bible study in our churches today!

Paul is one of the foremost of all the Apostles who, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit has taught on the ministry callings AND the gifts of the Holy Spirit. He does so not just in Romans and Corinthians, but in his other letters as well. He recognized, because of the Holy Spirit’s influence the importance these ministries and gifts would play, not just in the establishment of the NEW Church, but of the building up and edification needed to bring about unity within the Spiritual Body of Christ! Follow these Scriptures I have listed. I haven’t taken them out of context, but brought out the main points of his teaching:

1Corinthians 12:5-7, “There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all….”

1Corinthians 12:11, “But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.”

1Corinthians 12:18-20, “But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased. And if they were all one member, where would the body be? But now indeed there are many members, yet one body.”

good and perfect giftI know this is a common subject for those of you who have followed me for some time, but it is because it is so vastly important in the continuing growth and maturation of a Christian’s lifestyle. There is NOT a single one of us who has been called to ONLY warm a pew! Each and every ministry, if acted upon in faith, is essential and vital for the health and well-being of the Body of Christ in its preparation for the coming Bridegroom!

When I first started the blog and before it, my other online ministries, I used the title of Pastor, because in the capacity of what I was doing, I was being a shepherd, I was being a Pastor and a Teacher; also, I have been a Pastor behind the pulpit. It helped those who were unfamiliar with the callings and gifts to understand where I was coming from. But for most of my brothers and sisters who understand, the title is not necessary. Now, in the “real” world, I go by Pastor (very seldom Reverend – I don’t care for THAT title) so that I can have access to the hospital when a patient desires prayer. Or when I have visited the jail to be able to talk to an inmate or share a Bible with them, etc. It is the government only, that looks for a label such as a license or my ordination papers. Our Heavenly Father doesn’t need that to use me nor does His Holy Spirit and it is the same with each and every one of you reading this right now.

I KNOW what I have been called to do. I KNOW my ministry calling and it was confirmed to me just like Paul’s “son” Timothy’s was by the laying on of hands and prayer by the elders. But I don’t need a title, unless someone demands for whatever reason clarification and then any title such as Pastor or Teacher, Reverend in the rare cases, will do!

We don’t have to as God’s children, make a ministry coming out announcement as Jesus did. Just as in Jesus’ case, there will be those who will except it as it is and others will scoff and ridicule. But, the question I have for you today is this; DO YOU KNOW WHAT GOD HAS CALLED YOU TO DO BY HIS HOLY SPIRIT?

Do you truly KNOW the specifics of your own personal ministry and if so, are you attempting to accomplish it by faith and the empowerment of the Holy Spirit? The title as I said doesn’t matter, but having a knowledge, a working knowledge and at least a degree of direction is important, otherwise, believe me, it is easy to become discouraged, disheartened and even start to question your place in God! This is the very reason why Paul was so adamant on encouraging Timothy AND Titus in their ministries.

If you are not sure about what the different ministries are and whether they are relevant today or not, seek out a Pastor or Teacher who is not afraid to tackle the subject. If you find a leader who tells you that the ministries listed by Paul in Romans and Corinthians aren’t relevant for today but were just for the establishment of the church, then run from them as fast as you can because they do NOT have yours NOR the Body of Christ’s well-being in mind. They are only concerned with their own position and ego.

And finally, if God’s children are taught the specifics of the individual ministries, there would be less conflict in the church because we would each recognize just what part each other is performing for the good of the whole! The church as a whole would be able to recognize when things are not as they should be and the proper ministry could deal with those problems in a loving and uplifting way. It all stems from whether we are willing to love one another enough to encourage one another or admonish one another as the need arises.

To put to rest any lingering concerns any of my brothers and sisters have concerning me claiming to have a Prophet’s ministry; NO, that is not my place in the Body of Christ. It is not my calling, though, at times, my ministry may appear in its teaching to touch that area, it is not my calling. But, I do KNOW what my Lord has called me to do and though I have skirted some of it for a while, I am determined to do all the Lord asks me to do without question, with Love for the eternal well-being of others and for my Love and gratefulness for His unconditional love for me!!

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To My Christian Family and Friends:

This is going to be a long read and if you are concerned about my spiritual teaching or heart, as indicated by some of my fellow Christians, it will behoove you to take the time to read this. First, I am an ordained minister of the Gospel, ordained and licensed to preach the Word of God with authority and conviction. Second, I have no formal schooling in theology but DECADES of teaching where the Holy Spirit has placed me to learn how to do and how not to do the things He and He alone has called me to accomplish in ministry/service to the Church. His Spirit has also gifted and equipped me to fulfill that calling and though at times I took the softer approach to teaching on Godly love (within the Church) I have not been blind to the sometimes firm stance that TRUE Agape love requires! Remember, I am now speaking to those who claim to be my Christian brothers and sisters, family AND friends, not the lost!

Several of my true Christian friends have expressed concern for my posting a lot of fear and hate posts – all with gusto and enthusiasm on my personal Facebook timeline. I have to respond and for my dear brother who already received a response, I was getting ready for a doctor’s appointment and trying to get my thoughts in order. That response was not complete, though the part there was from the heart.

For those of you living in another country, England, Australia, Canada, Mexico and South America including the Philippines and Sri Lanka, I am an American citizen of the United States of America, by my natural birth. I say this to let you know that I am living the life of an American who is trying to walk according to the spiritual Kingdom of Christ.

I HATE the way the United States government has devolved into corruption, deception and gross evil. I LOVE my country and its people though I don’t always agree with the actions or lifestyles of its people. When I say I hate the government, it is because of the willingness to continue in sinful practices when those in charge of much of the government CLAIM to be Christian! A recent study I have done shows that the people of our country CLAIM to be Christian in the percentages of 84% declining to approximately 72% from 2009 to 2014! It is to those 70 – 85 percentile that I express my outrage and anger at. Why, you may be asking?

First, you have to understand that according to Bible prophecy, there are very few references symbolically to the United States in the last days. There are a couple of references to the eagle, our national symbol and even to the 13 olive leaves which many say symbolize the original founding colonies. I won’t get into that; but suffice it to say the references that can be attributed to the United States recognize it as the son of the Lion, the Lion being a British symbol of which we came from. There are a few other instances that CAN be construed that the United States is the Mystery Babylon of the end times and there are many things that CAN point in that direction, but whether it is or is not is not what concerns me with my postings and comments. What concerns me is that in the last day events right before the return of our Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus, the United States does not seem to have any place in that scenario.

Second, the very foundation on which this country was founded is being denied and removed from every area of our government and I am not talking about just the Bible or the “Ten Commandments.” For those of you who are my fellow Americans, have you ever wondered why the basis of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence so mirrors the Bible in its form and format. Just as Paul himself tells us that “the letter kills but the spirit gives life,” concerning the discernment and understanding the Word of God, so it was with the Founding Fathers of this once great republic! When the Constitution drafted, it was with the intent of the spirit of the document and NOT each dot and tittle! It was the SPIRIT of the Constitution that has kept our country going as a republic as long if not longer than any other in history. We have just concluded celebrating 240 years as a “republic!” Rome itself was just at 200 years or so by the time it was destroyed from within!

Rome was destroyed by the very same things that are toppling the United States of America; corruption from within the elite class, and the allowance of those from without to have free access to its services and rights without having to earn them! It was the greed AND lust for power from the then reigning Senate that was its eventual downfall. Okay, history in a nutshell, you can research the specifics more yourself!

70 – 85 percent of Americans are Christians. So it is claimed. Barrack Obama has claimed to be a Christian out of one side of his mouth, while condemning Christianity as barbaric out of the other and clinging to the precepts of Islam! He doesn’t claim to be a Muslim, yet even to this day, pictures and facts are coming out that he participates and esteems Islam as a religion even going so far in past speeches to say America is an Islamic nation! Proverbs tells us emphatically that “a double minded man is unstable in all his ways!”

When Bill Clinton was president, he and Hillary were proud of the fact that they were well-versed in the Bible and that they were faithful church-goers, Christians, to be exact! Yes, Christians fall and stumble and make mistakes (sin), but a TRUE Christian realizes his sin, repents and continues on in the Grace and Blood of Christ. They do NOT continue in that sin and still claim to be a disciple of Christ, despite what some denominations teach! For 30 years, the Clintons have been caught in sin and corruption and lies, time and time again and never once have they publically (after all they are public figures) claim to be sorry or repentant by their actions.

THIS is what Jesus was talking about in Matthew chapter 7. The first part of that chapter deals with judging others as far as to condemning them to death or hell. Only Christ Jesus will have the final verdict of that kind of judgment, BUT too many forget the latter part of chapter 7 that deals with a different type of judging; the judgment of discerning true from false which is a spiritual gift, a gift that TRUE Christians are supposed to have and to use to protect themselves AND the Church as a whole! This type of judging was expressed by Jesus Himself, to know and to look out for “false prophets (who can come as angels of light) AND of wolves in sheep’s clothing! Those who are ravenous wolves trying to devour and destroy! This kind of judging is to be on the LOOKOUT for the Church’s protection. It is to be a judging within the Church itself. We are commanded to keep the Church free from false prophets and wolves who look like the sheep! How do you accomplish that without pointing out, the FRUIT that falls from that tree??? Can a good tree produce evil fruit and can an evil tree produce good fruit, our Savior asks?

For so long the real Church, hidden among the “brick and mortar” institutions have sat in silence, listening to those who were supposed to keep guard over the flock belonging to Christ and protecting them from the influence of undercover false prophets and wolves. The real Church, prayed and studied and went out from the four walls that boxed in the truth and did what our Savior commanded, “to go into all the world preaching the Gospel, the GOOD NEWS, the hope found in Christ Jesus and Him alone and to baptize (in His Blood) those that heard and accepted the Good News!”

But what have the shepherds been teaching? Go into the world and tell the world (which has been blinded by the god of this world, and by the way does not have the spiritual discernment to understand) that they are bound for a hell of brimstone and fire IF they don’t convert to our “religion!” It turns my stomach at the countless, that have been lost and without hope, searching for someone to show them True HOPE, in the Person of Christ Jesus, to demonstrate Christ’s love to all mankind and especially those He died for, from which we ourselves were redeemed! But yet, we hit them over the “spiritual head” with the threat of eternal punishment if they don’t do things our way! Instead of “go into the world and preach the Good News,” it has become “go into the world and preach hell and damnation!”

To me that sounds just like what Islam is trying to do today, but instead of using physical tactics, our “religion” is using mind tricks and have for decades. It is no wonder, no one wants to listen to someone who claims to be a true Christian for the Church itself has failed to monitor itself from “wolves in sheep’s clothing and false prophets.” The devil hasn’t had to work hard, because even before politics in America made things “politically incorrect” the church organizations have made teaching and preaching the truth within its own walls “politically incorrect” and yet this was prophesied during the time of the Apostles that our churches would succumb to “tickling the ears” of our congregants!

Well, my friends, America is now facing what the Bible has said would take place to those who CLAIM to be God’s elect; for our Heavenly Father will chastise, admonish and discipline those who call Him Father when they walk in disobedience. It has been the same since the Old Testament writings. The laws given to God’s children were for God’s children and NOT for the rest of the world! When God’s children disobeyed, they were chastised by their Heavenly Father. The prophets and patriarchs of old, wrote to instruct, God’s children, just as the Apostles who wrote the Epistles of the New Testament wrote to instruct those who CLAIM to be followers of Christ!

How can those who are blind and without spiritual discernment know about the consequences of sin other than from worldly experience. They need HOPE and REDEMPTION first; and then and only then can you begin to teach the newly born spiritual child how to walk and what to look out for! But for the Church which should know better, we HAVE the LIVING WORD of God to rely on and the Holy Spirit as Counselor to guide and direct us! So, just as the Apostle Paul and the Apostle John and the Apostle Peter hate sin within the Church, so should those who belong to the True Church! But, the sin rampant with those who CLAIM to be a part of the Church has not been addressed, but rather pastors and shepherds have directed the congregations eyes outward to the world and then wrapped themselves into a self-imposed cocoon as if to protect themselves from that world!

Now, when the world looks at Christians, they see people who don’t live anymore loving or righteous lives than they themselves do without religion! Well, America, our judgment is soon coming. True Christians have no need to fear, for our “Lord will never leave us nor forsake us!” His peace, His true peace will be upon all who truly call upon Him. The ones who need to fear, are those who have been playing a con-game for all these years. The sheep’s clothing will fall to reveal the truth, the false prophets will be recognized for who they truly are and they WILL experience fear! Yes, the natural man without a spiritual awakening WILL be in fear and for that, every true, God-fearing Christian should be praying and CARING for those who have been and continue to be blind!

The ministries and spiritual gifts were given to the Church, the Bride of Christ, to make her ready for the Bridegroom; to also keep her spotless and white, for our Heavenly Father tells the Church to “be holy as HE IS holy!” Some denominations don’t even believe that these gifts exist for today but ended at the time of the Apostles and just to establish the Church. How convenient it must be to accept only the Scriptures you want to make your point rather than the WHOLE Counsel of God!!! There is NO denomination that has ALL the answers, but the BIBLE, the LIVING WORD of God does have all the answers. But the True Church can’t pick and choose only those they want! Paul stated this when dealing with differences within the then growing Church, “to preach and know Christ and Him crucified!” That is the key to salvation, to redemption, the rest is how to live in peace and to grow as the Church is meant to grow! The means and the ways of protecting and allowing the Church to grow has been given in the ministries and the gifts given to equip those ministries.

Every True member of the Body of Christ has SOMETHING that has been given as a gift that equips them as servants to the Body of Christ but many are not being taught this fact and so many are not aware that they have a right and a duty to help the Body of Christ to grow and to protect its members!

So, we need to remember that we are NOT of this world, but we do LIVE in it and we are to “occupy until the Lord returns.” This means we have a duty to spread HOPE and the promise of REDEMPTION to the lost AND to keep the Body of Christ “holy as the Lord is Holy” and to protect the individual members from those that would devour them or deceive them!

You CLAIM to be a disciple of the Anointed One (Christ Jesus), then don’t be surprised if more and more who have been called as shepherds to the Lord’s True flock, don’t start to point out the false teachings of these false “believers” and false prophets. Maybe that is not your ministry or calling and that is fine because we all have different ministries. But if you ARE a Christian, you better start listening to the Holy Spirit and you better start using the free gift of discernment (knowing what is true and false on a spiritual level) and you better be praying for not only the lost, but for those that have chosen to move to the front lines of this spiritual battle. You may say that pointing out corruption in those who CLAIM Christianity is hateful and divisive, well may I remind you that the Lord Jesus Himself stated, He came to bring division between mother and daughter and father and son. Not that the Lord WANTS division, but you must CHOOSE Christ even over family or friends or you are NOT His disciple! Not my words, but His!!!

In closing, this is my last WordPress blog post for an indefinite time. I have other areas of ministry I will becoming involved in and if my teaching in this article offends you, then you have every right to do what you think right. I have to answer to my Redeemer and not my friends. I haven’t stopped loving, for I care more for people’s ETERNAL well-being than their possible hurt feelings that will only last for a short time! If I can help one who CLAIMS to be a Christian to recognize their need for turning around, then I will have one a brother or sister back to the Lord as the Apostle Paul says!

One last thing; the Bible prophesies a great Apostasy in the last days. Some who CLAIM to be Christians don’t believe it can happen to a Christian, but my Bible says it will. I will believe my Bible. Apostasy is knowing and living the truth and turning 180% away from it! Apostasy is the exact opposite of Repentance, the knowing and living a life of sin and turning 180% away from it! You can deny it all you want, it will and most likely is already happening and this is what the Bible says is the only “unforgivable sin,” for it is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. Remember, I am talking to those who claim to be Christians, disciples of Christ, if you need too, get your Bible out and search it out for yourself for it is your responsibility!

From our Redeemer, Christ Jesus:

“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

“You have heard Me say to you, ‘I am going away and coming back to you.’ If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said, ‘I am going to the Father,’ for My Father is greater than I. “And now I have told you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe. I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me.” – John 14:26-30.

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