And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain ...

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Peace in Christ.

There are 2 writings to consider.

But which one do we swear allegiance to (so-to-speak)? Which one do we consider the authority/government in our lives? Which one do we seek first?

One writing is the writing of God (His commandments) which is written within our hearts...upon the fleshly tables of the heart. The other writing is written externally with ink by church scribes and set in stone.

When we seek His kingdom/government FIRST, we do His commandments which are within us. Our names (authority)are written in the book of life as we serve God and His government within us.

Heb 8:10 KJV
(10) For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:


Again, this writing is not written with ink but with the Spirit of the living God (the living Judge) in the fleshly tables of our own hearts. The Spirit is life.

2Co 3:3 KJV
(3) Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.


The other “writing” is the external handwriting of ordinances/ordinances that man has written with ink and placed in his churches to keep and work. They are set in stone...rigid. Men want us to seek first their external government rather than the internal kingdom/government of God within our hearts.

Their external writing is death.

These writings are “graven images” written on “tables of stone”….exterior from us . We can be "blotted" out of the book of life or we can be forgiven for our sins...the serving of handwritings of ordinances....having them "blotted out".

Col 2:14 KJV
(14) Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;


The “letter”….that is, the handwriting of ink… engraven in stones kills but the Spirit (the writing within our hearts) gives life.

2Co 3:6-8 KJV
(6) Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.


The Law was written and engraved in stones.

(7) But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away:
(8) How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?


But religious man (puffed up in his fleshly mind) has intruded/trespassed into the Scriptures…into the Law…and has written his own handwriting of ordinances/dogmas by taking out selective commandments from the Scriptures to keep and serve. He doesn’t even keep the entire Law but keeps only his own selections of the Law.

It…man’s handwriting of ordinances…is being used to judge others who do not keep them. It has become another “god”….another judge… rather than relying on the Living Judge.

It is an “image”….a graven image…that has been set up in every church (where it should not be).

These images….these handwritings of ordinances…. are called church “constitutions”, church “by-laws”, creeds, “statements of faith”, etc, etc, etc.

The handwriting of man is external as compared to God’s internal handwriting of His commandments in our own hearts.

Which one do we pledge allegiance to? Which one is the authority in our lives?

Our name/authority is found written in the book of life when we choose His government within our hearts where there is life rather than a "church" government with its corresponding external handwriting of ordinances.

Col 2:16-18 KJV
(16) Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:
(17) Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.


Many willingly “solemnly and humbly” submit to their externally-written church handwritings as the authority over their lives. They look to their “church” and its handwritings (its government) as the “authority” rather than God’s government within them.

Don’t let man defraud you of your reward (eternal life) in a voluntary humility and worshipping of “angels”…messengers that have written their external ink handwritings of ordinances.

The church scribes thought that they “saw” something in the Scriptures and put it into their handwritings. But they only “saw” things of their own fleshly mind…their own imagination.

(18) Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

Why willingly be subject to your church “ordinances” which are external and not be subject to the government of God within our own hearts? Why choose them over God’s government and His commandments...His righteousness?

Col 2:20-23 KJV
(20) Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,
(21) (Touch not; taste not; handle not;
(22) Which all are to perish with the using) after the commandments and doctrines of men?
(23) Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.


Being subject to the church scribes’ handwriting of ordinances keeps us out of the government of God.

The church scribes’ handwritings of church ordinances/dogmas are against us. They are contrary to us. They shut up His government from being entered into when we choose them as the authority rather than God.

Mat 23:13 KJV
(13) But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.


God’s writing of commandments within our own hearts is the same for every person. It unifies all of us into one body and one Spirit in Christ

The many different church handwritings divide us and causes hostility among us towards one another as we fight over them.

Don’t let a man trick you into going to his “church” and keep his church’s handwriting of ordinances (bondage) which were externally written in ink by the church scribes.

His church handwritings are according to the “rudiments” (the founding principles) of the world as they are patterned after the world’s externally-written constitutions that the outside governments of the world has set up for themselves to self-govern and self-judge rather than let God govern them.

The church documents are patterned after the likeness of the world’s documents and should not be found in the place where we come together to worship God. They are “images”.

Col 2:8 KJV
(8) 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.


Those who “dwell on the earth”….dwelling upon the earthly things of envy, strife and hatred of one another… fall into the deception of fleshly-minded men who want you to keep their church founding principles (the “rudiments”) rather than being in God’s government within the heart.

Their names (authority) are not written in the book of life (which is written in our hearts). They place the authority in man’s churches rather than God’s government

Those who “dwell on the earth” rather than dwelling on things above (peace, love, joy, kindness, etc) put their church and its external handwritings as the authority in their lives. They let their church govern over them rather than God and His Christ whose government is within the heart.

The Spirit within us is life while the keeping of external church handwritings….the “rudiments”… is death.

Their names are not written in the book of life as they do not choose to let God’s government rule in their hearts but rather submit to man’s church external handwritings and let them rule over them in authority. They choose external man’s church government over God’s government within.

We are to keep the “daily” sacrifice of Jesus Christ (the Lamb) in our mortal bodies. He was slain “from”….that is, AWAY FROM…the “foundation of the world”.

We must also keep ourselves outside the government of the world (its founding handwritings/the "rudiments" of the world) and keep His internal government within our mortal bodies. Why be subject to external ordinances that fleshly-minded men have set up in their churches to govern and judge themselves with?

Rev 13:8 KJV
(8) And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.


Fleshly-minded men (who do not hold the Head of Christ…the mind of Christ) come forth to deceive us into going to their “church” in order to keep their external handwritings rather than keep God’s internal writing upon the heart.

2Co 11:3-4 KJV
(3) But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.


Their “another jesus” that they (the false prophets) come to preach is the first beast of Revelation 13.

He is a wild animal and not the Lamb slain.

Those who “dwell upon the earth” fall victim to the deception of false prophets and receive their “image” …their external handwriting…to keep and serve…rather than serve God’s commandments that are written in the heart. They are not found written in the book of life as they choose man’s government rather than God’s which gives us life. They "bear" with the false prophets as they submit to their authority rather than the authority of God.

(4) For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

They make or DO an image (an external handwriting). They “kill” …..that is, JUDGE…others who do not keep and worship their “image”.

They do not keep the “daily” sacrifice (the Lamb slain) of our Lord as the “wound of the sword” of the Spirit is healed. They do not use the sword of the Spirit to slay the sin in their lives. They do not die to sin like our Lord…the Lamb slain… has shown us to do.

Their “another jesus” is a warring “jesus” and those who follow a false christ are like him. They follow an “antichrist”….instead of the true Christ.

Rev 13:14-15 KJV
(14) And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.


The doing of an “image”…an external handwriting…does not give us life. It brings death instead. Many use the "image" that they serve "another jesus" who is not the true Christ (the Lamb slain) to judge others with. They "kill" others who do not worship their "image" by judging them. Therefore, they are still serving the Sin that leads to death....the death of the mortal body...rather than die to the sin as the Lamb slain has shown us to do.

(15) And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
 
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