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And when He made a scourge of small cords...

Discussion in 'Exposition & Bible Study' started by orbiter, Oct 20, 2017.

  1. orbiter

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    Peace to those who may read.

    Professing themselves to be “wise”, they became fools…

    Romans 1:
    (21) Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
    (22) Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,


    ….and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image make like corruptible man.

    That image is money that has the image of corruptible man upon it.

    God is to be glorified by the entire world….by ALL nations. But instead of them glorifying Him, they see the “moneychangers” in the churches of men who have become vain in their imaginations and their foolish heart was darkened. They call our gatherings a “den of thieves”.

    The outside nations of the world blaspheme the name of God because of it as they see the “pastors” making merchandise of the sheep (the four-footed beasts) and selling “birds” (doves =saying “peace, peace”) and minding earthly things (the creeping things go upon belly against the earth).

    All church leaders mind the most basic earthly things: what to eat, what to drink and what to wear as they preach for money’s sake. All are given to covetousness….from the least of them to the greatest.

    (23) And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

    We must not sit together with them….or we perish from off this earth along with them. Sitting together with those who are exchanging the glory of God for the image (money) is “fornication”. We must FLEE “fornication”…....the dishonoring of our own mortal bodies with them....the sitting together with those who are doing such things.

    (24) Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

    From the least of them even unto the greatest of them, everyone is given to covetousness.

    Jeremiah 6:12-14 KJV
    (12) And their houses shall be turned unto others, with their fields and wives together: for I will stretch out my hand upon the inhabitants of the land, saith the LORD.
    (13) For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.


    They preach “peace, peace” (selling “doves”) when there is no peace. They are false prophets falsely prophesying peace and making merchandise of the sheep.

    (14) They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

    This is what we find in the temple today…..the money changers exchanging the glory of God that is due Him for money’s sake…and the outside world blasphemes His holy name because of what they see going on inside the churches of men. Jesus BEGAN to cast them out and is still casting them out as no flesh is being saved in the churches where these things are going on.

    His house is supposed to be called of ALL nations “the house of prayer”….but instead it has been made into a “den of thieves” as men handle the Word of God deceitfully for their unjust gain. The world can readily see this going on inside the churches and publicly shames us for it.

    Through covetousness the preachers use feigned words to make merchandise of the sheep. They preach “peace, peace” when there is none. They are selling “doves”…peace, peace.

    Mark 11:15-17 KJV
    (15) And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves;


    The Lord does not permit any man to carry any “vessel” through the temple. The “vessel” is the mortal body …the “earthen vessel”….as NO FLESH is being saved in any “church” gathering where these things are taking place.

    (16) And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple.
    (17) And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves.


    Through the keeping of His “daily” sacrifice (ALWAYS bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus), then His eternal life will be made manifest in our mortal body…the “vessel”…in this earth. Our "earthen vessel" is supposed to inherit His eternal life for this dark and dying world to see and then praise God.

    2 Corinthians 4:10-11 KJV
    (10) Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.


    We MUST keep His “daily” sacrifice so that the eternal life of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh (this “earthen vessel”).

    (11) For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

    Do not be deceived by any man and his empty words. The life of Jesus is not made manifest in the mortal flesh of any who are called “brothers” but are covetous. They are not inheriting the kingdom of God which is eternal as they are perishing away in the decay of their own earthen vessels to the grave as they covet and preach for money…..exchanging the glory of God for the image (money).

    1 Corinthians 6:8-10 KJV
    (8) Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.
    (9) Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
    (10) Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.


    We must keep His “daily” sacrifice and walk in love with one another as Christ loved us and gave Himself for us an offering and sacrifice to God.

    Ephesians 5:1-7 KJV
    (1) Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
    (2) And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.


    But “fornication” and all covetousness should not be once named among us as becoming saints. The “temple” should be clean of those who are called “brothers” but are covetous…as they preach for money for their earthly needs. We must not sit together with them…or we perish from off this earth without the life of Jesus being made manifest in our mortal flesh.

    (3) But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
    (4) Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.


    NO ONE who sits together with them (the covetous preachers, pastors, reverends, priests, etc, etc) in the “fornication” has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

    (5) For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

    Do not let any man deceive you with empty words for because of these things comes the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. They are perishing from off this earth as their mortal bodies decay away to the grave without the eternal life of Jesus being made manifest in their mortal flesh. They have no understanding of the good news…the gospel….because they serve their own belly rather than our Lord Jesus.

    (6) Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.

    We must not be PARTAKERS with them. This is the “fornication” that we are warned to avoid.

    (7) Be not ye therefore partakers with them.

    If the good news is hid, it is hid to them that are “lost”…that is, PERISHING from this earth as the “god of this age” (their own belly that they are serving for) blinds their minds lest they be irradiated with the light of the glorious good news of Christ.

    2 Corinthians 4:1-5 KJV
    (1) Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
    (2) But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
    (3) But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
    (4) In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

    (5) For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.


    This is the will of God, even our SANCTIFICATION…that we should abstain from “fornication”. Be NOTPARTAKERS with those who are only serving for their own belly.

    1 Thessalonians 4:1-4 KJV
    (1) Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.
    (2) For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.
    (3) For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:
    (4) That every one of you should know how to
    possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;


    We are not to KEEP COMPANY with those who are called a “brother” but are “fornicators” or are covetous (an idolater). We must not eat with them.

    1 Corinthians 5:9-13 KJV
    (9) I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:
    (10) Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.
    (11) But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.
    (12) For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?
    (13) But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.


    We must not eat with those who go upon the “belly”….preaching out of their covetousness as they are minding earthly things (what to eat, what to drink, what to wear).

    Leviticus 11:41-45 KJV
    (41) And every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth shall be an abomination; it shall not be eaten.
    (42) Whatsoever goeth upon the belly, and whatsoever goeth upon all four, or whatsoever hath more feet among all creeping things that creep upon the earth, them ye shall not eat; for they are an abomination.


    We are defiled by keeping company with them.

    (43) Ye shall not make yourselves abominable with any creeping thing that creepeth, neither shall ye make yourselves unclean with them, that ye should be defiled thereby.

    We must abstain from “fornication”…the sitting together with them. This is our sanctification: that we do not keep company with them. We must come out from among them and be separate. We must be holy as He is holy.

    (44) For I am the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
    (45) For I am the LORD that bringeth you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.


    The “abomination of desolation” …..covetousness…is found where it should not be: in the house of His name….the “temple”. We are the “house”…the temple…and covetousness should not be named once among us as becoming saints.

    John 2:13-17 KJV
    (13) And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem,

    The sheep are being made merchandise of by the covetous church leaders (those who are "sitting" in authority) and they (the “changers of money”) exchange the glory of God that is due Him from ALL nations for the image….money.

    (14) And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:

    Jesus drives all out….including the sheep that are in the company of them. We must not be partakers with them or we get also driven out of this earth that we are supposed to be inheriting.

    He made a “scourge of small cords”. The “small cords” are the tongues of the outside world who shame the churches of men for the money gathering…the covetousness…the making merchandise of the sheep they see going on.

    We have all heard their public shaming…. about the rich pastors taking advantage of the sheep. They publicly lash ALL of the churches of men with their tongues (the whip of small cords) as they see people taking advantage of by their “pastors” who are only preaching for money in order to get their earthly needs met.

    (15) And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables;
    (16) And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise.
    (17) And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.

    to be continued....
     
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  2. Divide

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    Wow Brother.
    Wow Brother. How on the money can you get? ...and continued is right. Here's a little...

    Luke 4:16
    16 And 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 for to read.../

    This is the 7th day since creation...the Sabbath. WE are the temple of the Lord now. We're early in the morning of the 7th day.

    You've described the corporate church to a tee. A den of thieves.

    And Jesus is making a scourge right now. To come to the temple to teach. To us. He's going to purify His Bride. Or cast them out. We better be careful! He's coming...
     
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    Whoa, what happened there? Sorry, lol. I wondered where my Wow Brother went, lol!

    I guess that was a spiritual...you can say that again!
     
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    What was the question?
     
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  5. orbiter

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    Thanks brothers for reading...and the input.


    Men are exchanging the glory of God that is due Him from the whole earth for money’s sake inside their churches…and the outside nations of the world sees this and publicly shames the churches of men….calling them a “den of thieves”. This public shaming by their tongues is the “whip of small cords”. The “small cords” = the tongues of the outside world publicly lashing the churches of men where this thing is always taking place.

    Mark 11:17 KJV
    (17) And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves.

    The outside world publicly lashes the churches of men and also blasphemes the Holy Name of our God in heaven rather than glorifying Him. It is because of us that they do this thing.

    Yet, the “thief” does not care what the world says for he is a thief and is busy defrauding the brothers by the deceitful handling of the Word of God for his own unjust gain.

    Like Judas, the thief does not care for the poor of the world who do not know their right hand from their left.

    They…the thieves…have the “bag”….which in Greek is “glossokomon”. “Glosso” = “tongue” and “komon”= “world”. They have the tongue of the world and they “bare”…put up…with what is put in. They put up with the world says about them as the world uses the tongue to blaspheme His Holy Name because of our temple robbing and making merchandise of the sheep.

    John 12:
    (6) This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag (glossokomon= tongue of the world), and bare what was put therein.

    When we defraud our brothers, we are profaning the name of our God as the nations of the world sees this and blasphemes His Holy Name. We are the ones responsible for their speaking evil of His Holy Name.

    Leviticus 19:11-13 KJV
    (11) Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.
    (12) And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.
    (13) Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbour, neither rob him: the wages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all night until the morning
    .

    Again, this is the will of God, even our sanctification, that we abstain from “fornication”. The “fornication” is the keeping company with those who are doing such things….stealing from their brothers by preaching deceitfully for unjust gain.

    1 Thessalonians 4:3-12 KJV
    (3) For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:
    (4) That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;

    (5) Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:
    (6) That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.
    (7) For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
    (8) He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.
    (9) But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.
    (10) And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more;


    Instead of preaching for a paycheck (defrauding our brothers), we are to do OUR OWN business and work with OUR OWN hands to support our own earthly necessities. NOTICE: this is a COMMAND of the true apostles of Christ.

    (11) And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

    By doing so, we walk HONESTLY towards them that are without (the outside nations of the world). They will not then have an opportunity or cause to speak evil.

    (12) That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.

    Do we preach that a man should not steal , are we stealing (by preaching deceitfully to our brothers for our own unjust gain to get our earthly needs met)?

    Romans 2:21-24 KJV
    (21) Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?

    Do we “abhor idols” and yet commit “sacrilege”…that is in Greek: be a “temple robber”. We boast in not stealing and abhorring idols but that is exactly what we are doing in the churches of men when we preach for money and take advantage of the sheep….and the name of God is blasphemed among the outside nations of the world through us because of these things.

    (22) Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?
    (23) Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?
    (24) For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written
    .

    We MUST WITHDRAW ourselves from every brother that walks disorderly and not after the transmission (“tradition”) which we have received from the apostles of Christ. Remember we are commanded of the apostles of Christ to work with our hands and eat of our own bread.

    2 Thessalonians 3:6-15 KJV
    (6) Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.
    (7) For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;


    The true apostles of Christ did not eat any man’s bread for nothing but instead worked night and day so as not to be chargeable to anyone.

    (8) Neither did we eat any man's bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:

    They had the power to do so but shunned it so that we may follow their example and work with our own hands to support our own earthly necessities.

    (9) Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us.

    MANY pastors are not working with their own hands to support their own earthly necessities. If any should not work (with their own hands to support themselves), neither shall they eat. Again, a COMMAND....

    (10) For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
    (11) For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.


    Those who are walking disorderly are COMMANDED by the apostles through our Lord Jesus Christ to work with their own hands and eat their OWN bread . We are not to be preaching for a paycheck but working with our own hands (our own jobs outside the church) to support our own earthly necessities.

    (12) Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.
    (13) But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.


    If they do not obey their word by this letter, we are to note that man and have NO COMPANY with Him so that he may be ashamed. We are to not count him as an enemy but admonish him as a brother. Remember to be not weary in well doing towards those who will not obey.

    (14) And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.
    (15) Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.


    The true apostles labored night and day so as not be chargeable unto any. They preached unto many the gospel of God….of which the nations are to glorify His Holy Name. They preached it FREELY and not for money’s sake.

    1 Thessalonians 2:9-11 KJV
    (9) For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God.
    (10) Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe:
    (11) As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children,


    The Word of the Lord is to have “free course” and BE GLORIFIED by this world even as it is with us.

    2 Thessalonians 3:1-3 KJV
    (1) Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you:

    But some men in the church will not believe this. They will scoff and speak evil of us.

    (2) And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith.
    (3) But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil
    .

    They will continue to walk after their own lusts (preaching for money’s sake in their covetousness) and scoff and will not be MINDFUL of the “commandment of US THE APOSTLES of the Lord and Savior”. That commandment: Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread. (2 Thessalonians 3:12).

    2 Peter 3:1-3 KJV
    (1) This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:
    (2) That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:
    (3) Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,


    Paul worked with his own hands (as a tentmaker) to support his own necessities…and we are to be “followers together “ of him and also work at our own jobs to support our own earthly needs.

    Philippians 3:17-21 KJV
    (17) Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.

    Those who are preaching for a paycheck are walking “disorderly” and not after the commandment of the apostles of Christ who commanded us through the Lord to work with our own hands and eat our own bread. MANY walk as the enemies of Christ as they are walking disorderly.

    (18) (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:
    (19) Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)


    They have no understanding of the good news that our Lord and Savior shall change our humiliated (by sin) mortal bodies to be fashioned like unto His in this earth. Those who will keep walking disorderly will not believe and will scoff: “where is the promise of His coming”? Where is the eternal life of Jesus being made manifest in this earth? They do not realize that the judgment of God is upon them as His wrath is revealed from heaven upon the children of disobedience. The life of Jesus is not being made manifest in their mortal flesh as they perish away from this earth without understanding.

    (20) For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:
    (21) Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself
    .

    Paul showed us all things: how that working with our own hands to support our own earthly necessities will enable us to truly feed the church of God and support the “weak” minds of the outside world .

    Acts 20:32-35 KJV
    (32) And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
    (33) I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.


    We must be “followers together” with him on this. Those who are with him also work with their own hands to support their own earthly necessities.

    (34) Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.
    (35) I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.


    To be continued…
     
  6. orbiter

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    We must cease from “stealing” (preaching deceitfully for our own unjust gain) and labor…working with our hands for our own earthly necessities so that we may truly give the sheep…..feed the sheep with the Word of Truth spoken in Christ.

    Ephesians 4:28 KJV
    (28) Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.

    We must RENOUNCE the hidden things of dishonesty (Greek meaning: “shame”)…not walking in craftiness nor the handling of the Word of God deceitfully . We must cease from “stealing”….defrauding our own brothers in Christ with deceitful preaching in order to get a paycheck.

    In doing so, we commend ourselves to EVERY MAN’S conscience in the sight of God. Every man in this world will then not have a reason to “shame” us if we cease handling the Word of God in deceit and taking advantage of our own brothers and work with our own hands to support our own necessities.

    2 Corinthians 4:1-3 KJV
    (1) Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
    (2) But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
    (3) But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:


    We must hear His voice and “arise” and follow Him and cease from “sitting at the receipt of custom” in the churches of men (where men receive money from their congregations).

    “Matthew” means “GIFT from God”. We must cease sitting and receiving money (supposed “gifts”) from the congregations. Matthew renounced and followed Him

    Matthew 9:9-13 KJV
    (9) And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.
    (10) And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.
    (11) And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners
    ?

    He comes to call and heal those who are “sick”. He comes to call the sinners in the churches of men to repentance.

    (12) But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
    (13) But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.


    The sons of “Zebedee”…. which means “gift from Jehovah”…. also heard the call of the Lord and ceased from their activities. They IMMEDIATELY left the “ship” where they were mending their nets. We must also cease from preaching for “gifts”….money, etc….and follow Him. We must RENOUNCE the hidden things of shame. We must RENOUNCE the deceitful handling of the Word of God and immediately follow Him so that we may be true fishers of men.

    Matthew 4:21-22 KJV
    (21) And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.
    (22) And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.


    We must no longer preach using our “nets”…our deceitful words….our deceitful preaching… to catch men (and their money) with so that we may feed ourselves.

    The outside world blasphemes the name of God by the preaching for money they see going on inside the churches of men where men are coveting after another’s “gold, silver, and apparel”. Covetousness = idolatry. We must FLEE from idolatry.

    1 Corinthians 10:14-32 KJV
    (14) Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.
    (15) I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.
    (16) The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?
    (17) For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.
    (18) Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?
    (19) What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?


    When we come together as a church and a man is there receiving money…seeking after his own wealth, then the “gentiles” (the outside nations of the world) speak evil of His name because of this. They “sacrifice to devils” with their lips (in evil speaking) and are not glorifying God. We must not be the ones responsible for this. We cannot drink the cup of the Lord AND the cup of devils. By preaching for money, the world speaks evil of His name and so we become “partakers” of their cup as well as we are responsible for their evil speaking.

    (20) But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.
    (21) Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.
    (22) Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?


    All things are lawful for men but all things are not building up.

    (23) All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.

    LET NO MAN SEEK HIS OWN WEALTH but every man another’s wealth.

    (24) Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth.
    (25) Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake:
    (26) For the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof.
    (27) If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake.
    (28) But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof:


    We are being judged by the outside world whose weak consciences speak evil of His holy name because of what we are doing inside the church. By their evil speaking, we are partaking of their “sacrifices”. We must NOT be the ones responsible for their evil speaking.

    (29) Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another man's conscience?
    (30) For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks?
    (31) Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

    Give NO OFFENCE to the nations of the world by not seeking our own profit in the church but the profit of many so that they may be saved. We can then be true “fishers of men”….saving the outside world.

    (32) Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:
    (33) Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.
     
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    His Holy Name is being “profaned” among the nations because of the covetousness they see within the churches of men where our church leaders preach for money….the “image”. The nations also shame us with their tongues….the whip of small cords.

    The time is coming though where He will cause us to no longer hear the “shame” ( the whip of small cords that publicly lash us…shaming us) of the nations anymore.

    Ezekiel 36:15 KJV
    (15) Neither will I cause men to hear in thee the shame of the heathen any more, neither shalt thou bear the reproach of the people any more, neither shalt thou cause thy nations to fall any more, saith the Lord GOD.

    His Name is being blasphemed….yet He will save us for His own Name’s sake.

    Ezekiel 36:20-32 KJV
    (20) And when they entered unto the heathen, whither they went, they profaned my holy name, when they said to them, These are the people of the LORD, and are gone forth out of his land.

    He will have pity for His Holy Name and deliver us from our sins. He saves us not for our sakes but for His Holy Name’s sake. It is not for our so-called “works of righteousness” which we have done, but according to His mercy does He save us…..by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Spirit (Titus 3:5). Our own “works of righteousness” do not save us.

    (21) But I had pity for mine holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the heathen, whither they went.
    (22) Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name's sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went.


    He will sanctify His great Name which is being profaned among the nations of the world because of the covetousness they see within the churches of men. The nations shall know that I AM the LORD (that He exists….I AM) when He shall be sanctified in us BEFORE THEIR EYES.

    (23) And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, saith the Lord GOD, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.
    (24) For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.


    He shall wash us with the “washing of regeneration” and the renewing of the Holy Spirit. We shall be clean from all of our “filthiness”…the sitting together with those who are preaching for money. We shall be clean of our idols….the covetousness. Covetousness = idolatry.

    (25) Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.

    He shall renew the Holy Spirit within us. We are to hear the Spirit speaking to us and be found doing His righteousness.

    (26) A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
    (27) And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.


    And we shall dwell in the “land” (that is, the earth) that He gave to the fathers. We are to inherit this earth….living here with the eternal life of Jesus in the regeneration of man whose foolish heart was darkened. If we are dying, then we are dying because of sin for the wages of sin is death.

    (28) And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.
    (29) I will also save you from all your uncleannesses: and I will call for the corn, and will increase it, and lay no famine upon you.
    (30) And I will multiply the fruit of the tree, and the increase of the field, that ye shall receive no more reproach of famine among the heathen.


    We shall remember our own evil ways and our own doings in the churches of men and shall loathe ourselves in our own sight for those things.

    (31) Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good, and shall loathe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations.
    (32) Not for your sakes do I this, saith the Lord GOD, be it known unto you: be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house of Israel.


    What fruit did we have in the things of the churches of men where they set aside the “doctrine” of Christ….to have love for one another…in order to keep the teachings and commandments of men and use them to judge others? We perish with the using of the teachings and commandments of men.

    They speak evil of others (judging others) who do not keep their teachings and commandments of men…which is not keeping the law of Christ: to have love for each other.

    They set aside His Holy Commandment in order to keep the teachings and commandments of men….and their leaders are busy exchanging the glory of God (that is due Him from ALL NATIONS) for money in the churches of men.

    We are to OBEY FROM THE HEART that “form of doctrine” which was delivered unto us to keep…..to have love for one another. We are to obey so that we are made free from sin…the speaking evil of others who do not keep our particular denomination’s teachings and commandments of men. We are to be set free from their/our evil thoughts and ways so that we may serve Him in righteousness.

    Romans 6:17-23 KJV
    (17) But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
    (18) Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
    (19) I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.
    (20) For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness
    .

    What fruit have we in those things going on inside the churches of men of which we are now ashamed of?

    The end of those things is death….death to our mortal bodies as we perish from off this earth without the life of Jesus being made manifest in our mortal flesh which would cause us to inherit this earth. Not for your sakes do I this, saith the Lord GOD, be it known unto you: be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house of Israel. (Ezekiel 36:32).

    (21) What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.

    We are to have our fruit unto holiness and the completion is everlasting life. This everlasting life is for the here-and –now in this earth….the earth that we are to inherit.

    (22) But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

    If we are dying from this earth, it is because of sin….for the wages of sin IS DEATH. We perish from off this earth (dying in our mortal bodies) because of sin. But the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

    (23) For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

    We shall then walk this earth with the manifest eternal life of Jesus in our mortal flesh so that the nations of the world shall see His great Light and praise God in heaven….glorifying Him through us. When He appears (His eternal, heavenly life in our mortal flesh, we shall appear with Him in glory. He shall destroy death that is upon all people. He will swallow up death in victory and will wipe away tears from off ALL faces.

    Isaiah 25:6-9 KJV
    (6) And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.
    (7) And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations.


    And the REBUKE of His people shall be taken away from off ALL of the earth as the nations shall no longer shame us but rather see us with His glory and will glorify God in heaven as they should be. ALL nations are to glorify God.

    (8) He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.
    (9) And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.


    We must seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness. We must seek those things above: love, peace, joy, gentleness, kindness, etc. All nations shall call us blessed for we shall be a “delightsome land”. They are not finding us a “delightsome land” today because of the shame they see going on inside the churches of men whose “glory is in their shame”.

    Malachi 3:11-12 KJV
    (11) And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts.
    (12) And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts.


    We must hear what the Spirit is saying….and come to the living waters and drink in what we hear.

    Isaiah 55:1-10 KJV
    (1) Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

    We are spending our money in the churches of men where we are not being fed with the Word of Truth. We are laboring in the churches of men for those things that are not satisfying.

    We are to hear His voice in the Spirit today and “eat” that which is good and let our soul delight itself in the fatness of what we hear. It is good news for us in the here-and –now. The true and faithful words of God are the “supper” that we are to feast on and rejoice in. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled with the Word of Truth from heaven. The ear tastes His words ...His knowledge...spoken from heaven...and the heart delights in what the Spirit sent from heaven is saying.

    (2) Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

    We are to hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches. We are to “incline our ear” and come unto Him and hear and our soul shall live….as we shall rejoice in what we hear.

    (3) Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.
    (4) Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.


    The nations of this world will RUN unto us because of the LORD our God and for the Holy One of Israel for He will glorify us. The nations of this world shall see the glory as His life is made manifest in our mortal flesh which gives us His eternal , heavenly life in this earth for them to all see.

    (5) Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the LORD thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee.

    We are to hear His voice….hear the Spirit…and be found serving Him in fear and reverence. We are to call upon Him while He is near.

    (6) Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:

    We are to hear His voice and forsake our own thoughts and ways for His thoughts and ways. Whoever shall lose his “life” shall save it. He will abundantly pardon for His grace is abundant.

    (7) Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
    (8) For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
    (9) For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts
    .

    We are to hear His teaching…His Word of Truth. The knowledge of the Lord rains down from heaven to the earth….watering our hearts… and makes the earth bring forth and bud. The heart hears His voice and REJOICES and brings forth the fruits of His righteousness before Him.

    (10) For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:

    Let us hear His voice and not be found “conformed to this world” in their wrath, envy and strife, contentions. Let us hear and be transformed by the renewing of our mind as we hear His knowledge. We are to do this so that we may PROVE to this world what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God…for this world shall see through us what it means to truly DO His will as the heavenly life of Jesus shall be manifested in our flesh as a great Light in this dark and dying world. The nations of this world shall see the great Light…the good news of Christ as it means eternal life in this earth (not dying…not perishing from off this earth). It is a LIVING HOPE and not a dying one as men are preaching in the churches of men.

    Romans 12:1-2 KJV
    (1) 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.
    (2) 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.


    We must hear His voice in the Spirit as He comes to deliver the “prisoners” out of the churches of men where they are setting aside the Holy Commandment (to have love for one another) and are serving the teachings and commandments of men therein they are perishing with the using of them. His people are perishing from because of a lack of knowledge.

    We must hear His voice and be found of Him putting on Christ…..peace, love, joy, gentleness, kindness, patience….all of those things that Christ is. We are to hear His voice and “awake out of sleep” and cast away the works of darkness and be found putting on His righteousness.

    Let us not be found of Him behaving in envy and strife towards what we hear Him saying. Let us not be found of Him fulfilling the lusts of the flesh….the wrath, envy, strife, contentions….when we hear His voice and commands us to “AWAKE’….to ARISE. We are to be found of Him putting on His garments…His works of righteousness.

    Romans 13:8-14 KJV
    (8) Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
    (9) For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
    (10) Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
    (11) And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
    (12) The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
    (13) Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
    (14) But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.


    As we have borne the image of the earthy, we must also bear the image of the heavenly….NOW. This is a NOW thing (bearing the image of the heavenly) and not a future thing.

    1 Corinthians 15:49-58 KJV
    (49) And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

    Flesh and blood men who are found behaving in the flesh…behaving in their envy, strife, wrath, contentions of what they hear…shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Corruption does not inherit incorruption.

    (50) Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

    We shall be changed….as in a garment…as we are found of Him putting on the heavenly man of Christ at the hearing of His voice in the Holy Spirit…the “trumpet”. We hear the Spirit (the trumpet speaking to us) and awake out of our “sleep” and put on His righteousness….changing.

    (51) Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

    The “dead” are the witnesses…the Law and the Prophets… of the Bible. When we fulfill them, then they are made alive in our own lives. When we remember and DO the Law and the Prophets, they come alive for us as we put on Christ.

    (52) In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

    We must put on Christ….putting on the white garment of His righteousness. This corruptible (flesh-and-blood-acting earthly man) MUST PUT ON incorruption (the incorruptible Christ) when we hear His voice in the Spirit of Truth (the trumpet speaking to us to “awake” to His righteousness). This mortal man must put on the immortal man in heaven (Christ Jesus).

    (53) For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

    When we do this, then what comes to pass for us now is what is the saying: Death is swallowed up in victory!

    (54) So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
    (55) O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

    (56) The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law
    .

    Thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ as we put Him on at the hearing of His voice in the Spirit of Truth who comes to gives us an understanding as He opens up our minds to the Scriptures (the witnesses of the biblical saints have been “dead” in our understanding).

    (57) But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

    We must be steadfast and unmoveable and always abounding in the WORK OF THE LORD…not our own “works of righteousness”. Our labor in His “work” is not in vain.

    (58) Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

    Many serve Him because they are being fed and are filled with their basic necessities as literal bread.

    But we are to hear His voice and labor not for the meat that perishes but for that meat which endures unto everlasting life.

    John 6:25-51 KJV
    (25) And when they had found him on the other side of the sea, they said unto him, Rabbi, when camest thou hither?
    (26) Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled.
    (27) Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.
    (28) Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God
    ?

    This is the work of God to believe on Him whom He has sent. Believing is active as we labor with love.

    (29) Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
    (30) They said therefore unto him, What sign shewest thou then, that we may see, and believe thee?


    The Son of God comes to give us an understanding (the true Bread from heaven that we are to eat of and be satisfied) so that we may know Him who is true.

    We show that we know God by doing His commandments. We show we know Him by behaving in brotherly love towards what we hear Him saying in the Spirit of Truth. Whosoever is born of God does not sin towards what he hears the Spirit saying. Whoever is begotten of God keeps himself from speaking out in evil….in wrath, in contentions, in envy and strife.

    1 John 5:18-21 KJV
    (18) We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.
    (19) And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.
    (20) And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.


    We must keep ourselves from idols. Covetousness = idolatry. We must not sit together with those who are called “brothers” but given to covetousness as they preach for money.

    (21) Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

    He comes to give us an understanding…and we are to incline our ear and “eat” of what we hear… the Bread the comes down from Heaven. If any man shall eat of this “Bread”, then he shall live to the age in this earth. The bread that He gives is His flesh which He gives for the life of this world. His heavenly, everlasting life is to be made manifest in our mortal flesh in THIS WORLD.

    John 6:50-51 KJV
    (50) This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.
    (51) I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.


    The ear tries…tastes…words…as they mouth tastes meat. We are to hear His knowledge and be found of Him doing His righteousness at the hearing of His words in our ears.

    Job 34:1-4 KJV
    (1) Furthermore Elihu answered and said,
    (2) Hear my words, O ye wise men; and give ear unto me, ye that have knowledge.
    (3) For the ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat.

    (4) Let us choose to us judgment: let us know among ourselves what is good.


    Psalms 145:21 KJV
    (21) My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.
     
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