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Death is not a friend but an enemy that is defeated in victory in Christ...

Discussion in 'Exposition & Bible Study' started by orbiter, Oct 29, 2017.

  1. orbiter

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    Peace to those who may read.

    Death is not a friend but an enemy that is defeated in victory in Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior. This enemy is defeated in this life that we are living in right now in this earth and not after we “die and go to heaven” as men without knowledge of the good news (the “gospel”) are preaching in the churches.

    He gives us the victory over death in this life in Him. Our Savior Jesus Christ has “abolished” death…that is, He has rendered it idle for us now. He has brought life and “immortality”(that is, “undecaying”) to light through the good news (the “gospel”). This is for us in this world for God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son to save this world. NOW is the day of salvation.

    2 Timothy 1:8-12 KJV
    (8) Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;
    (9) Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
    (10) But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:
    (11) Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.


    We are not to be ashamed of what we hear ….His testimony of these things....but BELIEVE. Some will be ashamed and not believe. Some will scoff: “where is the promise of His coming”? Where is this eternal life (that is promised to us) being made manifest in the mortal flesh of anyone in this world? The unbelievers of the churches will persecute us for believing...but we are to suffer with Christ and not return evil for their evil.

    (12) For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.

    Men without understanding preach their covenant with death and their agreement with the grave….and want us to go keep their “covenant” with them in their churches where NO FLESH is being saved.

    The only good “death” we are to keep is the death of our Lord in our mortal bodies (keeping the “daily” sacrifice) so that His eternal life is made manifest in our outer mortal flesh. His life within us manifests outwardly as well…in our mortal bodies (the “earthen vessels”)…so that this dark and dying world may see the power of God…to see His glory…to see His eternal life. This dark and dying world shall see the Light manifest in our mortal bodies and will then praise and glorify God in heaven through us as the power of God is manifest in us and is not of us.

    2 Corinthians 4:7-11 KJV
    (7) But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
    (8) We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
    (9) Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;


    The good “death” that we keep is the ALWAYS (daily sacrifice) bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus so that the life of Jesus might be made manifest (that is, SHINE) in our body….

    (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.

    ….in our mortal flesh.

    (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.

    We are to hear His voice and BELIEVE and be the first (the first fruits) to trust in Christ…without seeing His eternal life being made manifest yet. We are to be to the praise of His glory….as the outside world shall see His glory appear in our mortal bodies and will praise God…glorifying Him. All shall be made alive...but every man in his own order. Those firstfruits who hear and believe Him without seeing His manifest life yet shall be made alive....and those of the outside world will only believe when they see His appearing life in us (those who are Christ's at His coming).

    Ephesians 1:9-14 KJV
    (9) Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
    (10) That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
    (11) In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
    (12) That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ
    .

    We are to hear His testimony today….that He has abolished death and brought life and immortality to us today. We are to hear the Word of Truth…the good news of our salvation. We are to believe it and be sealed with the Holy Spirit of the promise of His eternal life.

    (13) In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

    The Holy Spirit is the deposit of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession….our earthen vessels…unto the praise of His glory as the outside world shall see His eternal life being made manifest in our mortal flesh. The outside world shall see His life appear through us and will praise God in heaven. We are to be those who believe WITHOUT SEEING Him yet appear unto the praise of His glory when His glory does appear in our mortal flesh in this earth.

    (14) Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

    Our mortal body…the “earthen vessel”…is the purchased possession. Our deposit of the redemption of the purchased possession is the Holy Spirit within us by which if we are given the power to become the sons of God. If the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also MAKE ALIVE your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwells in you. (Romans 8:11).

    1 Corinthians 6:19-20 KJV
    (19) What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
    (20) For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body,
    and in your spirit, which are God's.


    The “evidence that is sealed” is the deposit of the Holy Spirit which is in us. We are SEALED with the Holy Spirit of the promise…the promise of His eternal life being made manifest (the OPEN EVIDENCE) in our mortal bodies so that the world may see and praise His name.

    Jeremiah 32:11-17 KJV
    (11) So I took the evidence of the purchase, both that which was sealed according to the law and custom, and that which was open:
    (12) And I gave the evidence of the purchase unto Baruch the son of Neriah, the son of Maaseiah, in the sight of Hanameel mine uncle's son, and in the presence of the witnesses that subscribed the book of the purchase, before all the Jews that sat in the court of the prison.


    “Baruch”…means “PRAISE or blessed”…as in the world shall see the “open” evidence (the manifest immortal life of Jesus in us) and will praise God. They will bless God …praising Him.

    The evidence of the purchase…..the one that is “sealed” is the sealing of the Holy Spirit within us. The open evidence is the redemption of our mortal body as the life of Jesus is made manifest in our mortal flesh so that this world in this present evil age may see and praise God in heaven.

    These “evidences” are put in an “EARTHEN VESSEL”…our mortal bodies…so that we may CONTINUE MANY DAYS….that is, having eternal life in this earthen vessel through Jesus whose life it is.

    (13) And I charged Baruch before them, saying,
    (14) Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Take these evidences, this evidence of the purchase, both which is sealed, and this evidence which is open; and put them in an earthen vessel, that they may continue many days.
    (15) For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Houses and fields and vineyards shall be possessed again in this land.
    (16) Now when I had delivered the evidence of the purchase unto Baruch the son of Neriah, I prayed unto the LORD, saying,


    NOTHING is too hard for God….

    (17) Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:

    ….the God of all flesh.

    Jeremiah 32:26-27 KJV
    (26) Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah, saying,
    (27) Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me
    ?

    He has been given power over ALL FLESH so that He should give eternal life to as many as the Father has given Him.

    John 17:1-3 KJV
    (1) These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:
    (2) As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.
    (3) And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.


    To those who will receive Him, He gives us the power to become the sons of God…to those who believe on His name…His authority…for we DO His will.

    John 1:11-14 KJV
    (11) He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
    (12) But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
    (13) Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.


    We make the Word flesh by DOING it so that He may dwell among us and the world may behold His glory and will praise God.

    (14) And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

    According to His abundant mercy, He begets us again unto a LIVING HOPE and not a dead one that is being preached in the churches of men where they have no understanding that the good news is for the here and now….not the “hereafter”…..but for NOW as His salvation IS NOW. We are begotten again unto a LIVING HOPE by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. He is risen already and so we can have His life NOW as He is LIVING NOW and forever more.

    1 Peter 1:3-8 KJV
    (3) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,


    Jesus is in heaven and is incorruptible and undefiled and is not fading away. His heavenly life is reserved in heaven for us. And His heavenly life is to be revealed in us in this earth.

    (4) To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,
    (5) Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.


    We hear the good news for the here and now and rejoice. Yet, many in the churches of men will hear and scoff and persecute those who will believe. We are not to render evil for their evil…thereby partaking in the sufferings of Christ who also endured the persecutions of His very own.

    (6) Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:
    (7) That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:


    The appearing of Jesus Christ is through our mortal flesh as His life is made manifest in our mortal body…giving us His immortal life…His victory over death.

    We are to be the FIRST to hear the good news of our salvation and trust in Christ. We trust in Christ because we DO NOT SEE HIM YET…YET…YET…but nevertheless, REJOICE in what we hear Him saying to us today.

    (8) Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:

    If all that we have is ONLY HOPE in Christ in this life then we are truly all men most miserable. But NOW is Christ RISEN from the dead. We are begotten again unto a LIVING HOPE as we HOPE for His appearing immortal, heavenly life in our mortal bodies in this earth (and not after we die and go to heaven that is being universally preached by those who have no understanding). There is something more in this life than just hope...something tangible...something to see: HIS APPEARING GLORY in our mortal flesh for the world to see.

    1 Corinthians 15:19-26 KJV
    (19) If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.

    NOW is Christ RISEN so that we may have a living hope to have His life now in this earth to the praise of His glory in this world. We are the “firstfruits” who hear and believe WITHOUT seeing Him…yet. We are sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise until the redemption of the purchased property….the mortal body.

    (20) But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
    (21) For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
    (22) For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.


    All in this world shall be made alive with His life…but every man in his own order. We who first trust in Christ without seeing Him yet are those firstfruits. We believe hear His testimony and believe and hope for His appearing life in our mortal flesh giving us His eternal life in this earth (without physically dying for the Lord ALREADY DIED for us).

    AFTERWARD, they that are Christ’s at His coming (through us) are the outside world. For them, seeing is believing. For us, we believe without seeing Him until His eternal life appears in our mortal flesh.

    (23) But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.
    (24) Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power
    .

    The enemies shall perish (die) from off this earth as they will not believe in what they hear and will behave badly towards the hearing of His voice. Death will not be completely defeated until all of the enemies perish from off this earth…and then the last enemy, death, is completely destroyed.

    (25) For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.

    Death is an enemy…not a friend…that is to be destroyed from off this earth after all of the other enemies die.

    (26) The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

    They that are Christ’s at His coming are those in the outside world who will only believe when they see His appearing life in our mortal flesh (of those who are the firstfruits who believe without seeing Him yet). Like doubting Thomas, the world will only believe through seeing.

    The outside world (those that are Christ’s at His coming) shall only believe when they see His appearing life in our mortal flesh.

    John 20:24-29 KJV
    (24) But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.
    (25) The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.
    (26) And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.
    (27) Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.


    They will praise God when they see Him…. “My Lord and my God”.

    (28) And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.

    Those who are Christ’s at His coming will only believe when they see Him.

    But blessed are they who have NOT SEEN and yet believe. They are Christ the firstfruits who hear and believe His Word of Truth and are made alive FIRST. They are the firstfruits who will be made alive first....unto the praise of His glory as the world shall see and praise God.

    Doubting Thomas..the world…will only believe when they SEE Him. They will be made alive at His coming through us...to the praise of His glory.

    (29) Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

    To be continued…
     
  2. Lucian Hodoboc

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    I don't know, man. People have died before and after Jesus' ministry and resurrection. Everyone seems to be dying at some point in their lives.
     
  3. christianforumsuser

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    Lots of people have their thoughts and doctrines that in some abstract way subtract or add to Scripture.
    Praying with emotion or doing good deeds and talking nice in society or being loud or serious is just flesh and carnal stuff of man. Anyone can hold some religious text and tell you their thoughts.
    As people disagree and want to be told its value, having so many visible riches and community. If you want the remission of sin first and foremost, find it.
     
  4. orbiter

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    Peace brothers.

    Thanks for reading…and considering what is being said!

    Many in the churches will hear and say (scoff) “where is the promise of His coming”?

    What is that promise…the promise of eternal life? that promise is for us in this earth for the Son came into this world so that the world may have life.

    1 John 2:24-26 KJV
    (24) Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.
    (25) And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.


    Yet, many want to seduce us with their feigned words. Through their covetousness they want to make merchandise of us….and perishing merchandise at that.

    They want us to come sit together with them in their churches where no flesh is being saved. The antichrist denies the Jesus IS COMING in the flesh...our mortal flesh.

    The wrath of God comes upon the children of disobedience as they are all perishing from off this earth. We must not sit with them or we perish along with them (the son of destruction). NO FLESH is being saved in any church.

    (26) These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you.

    Those who seduce us will scoff “where is the promise of His coming” for since the fathers fell asleep ….that is, since they all died…all things have continued as they were from the beginning of the creation. All men are dying and nothing has changed since the beginning of creation. Death is still here…nothing changed….let’s continue to set aside the commandment of God (to have love for one another) and keep our own teachings and our own commandments of men and continue to preach for money. To them…the unbelievers in the churches, this is foolishness and they will continue to walk after their own lusts.

    2 Peter 3:3-9 KJV
    (3) Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
    (4) And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
    (5) For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
    (6) Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:


    They are willingly ignorant of this though: The heavens and the earth which are NOW are stored with fire (the wrath of God) against the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men. This is a here-and-now thing. The heavens and the earth which are NOW are stored with His fire for our destruction if we do not come to change our minds. This is the present, hurtful age that we are in right now.

    (7) But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
    (8) But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day
    .

    Yet, He is longsuffering towards us not willing that any should perish from this earth (under the fire of His wrath that is stored in this present age for our destruction for our ungodliness) but that all should come to repentance so that we may receive the promise of eternal life in this earth. His patience is our salvation. We enter into His rest...from this present evil age and into the next age where there is no death.

    (9) The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

    Jesus DIED ONCE for us…for our sin so that He MIGHT deliver us from this PRESENT evil AGE (not “world” but “age”). He plucks out of this hurtful age where fire is stored to destroy us for ungodliness.

    Galatians 1:3-5 KJV
    (3) Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ,
    (4) Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:
    (5) To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.


    He places us into the next age NOW…the age where there is no death, no sorrow, no pain. We don’t leave this world but this is a here-and-now thing.

    If any man be in Christ, he is a NEW creature….creation. The OLD THINGS of this present evil age where men are destroyed under the wrath of God (as the present heavens and earth are stored with fire) pass away for us now and all things become new.

    2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV
    (17) Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

    The present hurtful age passes away for us ….as there will be no more death, neither sorrow nor crying. The heavens and the earth will no longer be stored with fire to destroy us. This is an age-lasting life…in the new system of things for those who cross over.

    Revelation 21:4-5 KJV
    (4) And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
    (5) And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.


    Jesus already died ONCE for us. He WAS DEAD and IS ALIVE now so that we might have His eternal life now...to live in the new system of things in His rest.

    Hebrews 9:26-28 KJV
    (26) For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.

    He was appointed to die once for us but amid this, the judgment. This judgment is upon all of those who do not believe…and true believing is DOING His will.

    (27) And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

    Those who are seducing us with their deceptions are not looking for Him to appear the second time (in our mortal flesh) without sin unto salvation and they are overthrowing the faith of this in MANY.

    Those who are looking for Him to appear the second time (His life to appear in their mortal flesh) have put sin to death through Him unto salvation.

    (28) So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

    The antichrist denies that Jesus IS COMING (continuous, present tense) in the flesh…our mortal flesh.

    2 John 1:6-11 KJV
    (6) And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.
    (7) For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.


    If we listen to the deceivers, then we shall lose our full reward….eternal life in this earth. The biblical saints wrote all of this for our benefit...and to keep us away from those who seek to seduce us into keeping company with them in their churches. Receive them not in your house nor bid them "rejoice"...by paying them.

    (8) Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.
    (9) Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
    (10) If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
    (11) For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.


    Without putting sin to death, then His life shall not appear. If we live after the flesh (envy, strife, hatred of one another, wrath, etc), we die…we perish to the grave from off this earth.

    But if through the Spirit we kill the deeds of the body, we shall live…..and that is having His eternal life through the killing of sin from our lives.

    Romans 8:10-13 KJV
    (10) And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
    (11) But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
    (12) Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
    (13) For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.


    The flaming sword is the Spirit that we are to use to kill off the deeds of the body (sin) so that we may enter into the Way that leads to life…the Way of the tree of life.

    Genesis 3:23-24 KJV
    (23) Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
    (24) So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
    We must do unto others as we would have them do to us.


    Let us not listen to those who are seducing us away from the Way of righteousness…the Way that leads to life. MANY, MANY are being led down the broad way to the destruction of their mortal flesh as many perish from off this earth when they listen to the MANY false prophets that are leading them astray.

    Matthew 7:12-15 KJV
    (12) Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
    (13) Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
    (14) Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
    (15) Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.


    The wrath of God IS REVEALED from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who hold down the truth in unrighteousness. This present age is stored with fire for the destruction of the ungodly. Knowing this, we should be holy as He is holy and serve Him in reverence and keep ourselves pure from sitting together with those who are called "brothers" but are covetous as they preach for money....preaching things that they ought not (the teachings and commandments of men) for money's sake.

    Romans 1:18 KJV
    (18) For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

    They hold down the truth as many put aside the commandment of God (to have love for one another) in order to keep the teachings and commandments of men…and they use them to judge others with which is not keeping the Holy Commandment (to have love for one another). They worship and serve the handwriting of church dogmas more than the Creator who from the beginning commanded us to have love for one another. Yet, many think that they judges for God as they are judge, jury and executioner of others who do not keep their particular denomination’s teachings and commandments.

    Romans 1:25 KJV
    (25) Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
     
  5. christianforumsuser

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    People think their own thoughts are right and refuse to admit themselves as wicked sinners. It's not just some outer symptoms but the heart itself that's bad. Get the remission of sin. Consider the heart and spirit.
    Moses did have a brother. There were daily sacrifices. There were things that were a shadow of what was to come. But are you not aware of what Jesus said about John the Baptist and Nicodemus? If you mix with the people who call Jesus a liar or mock Him you better wonder what that makes you.
     
  6. orbiter

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    Peace brothers.

    Our God is a consuming fire. We must serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.

    Hebrews 12:28-29 KJV
    (28) Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
    (29) For our God is a consuming fire.


    Again, the heavens and the earth which are NOW are stored with fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. This is a here-and-now thing as His wrath IS REVEALED from heaven against those who hold down the Truth in their unrighteousness. The wrath of God comes upon the children of disobedience in the churches of men for NO FLESH is being saved in them. We must not be partakers with them or we perish from off this earth with them.

    2 Peter 3:7 KJV
    (7) But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men
    .

    There remains a rest to the people of God that we must enter into. We must enter into the narrow path that leads to life in this earth. We must die to sin...keeping the "daily" sacrifice of the Lord in our mortal bodies. We must use the sword of the Spirit (that keeps the Way of the Tree of life) to kill sin out of our lives so that we may have access.

    Hebrews 4:9-11 KJV
    (9) There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
    (10) For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.


    We must labor to enter into that rest. Believing is DOING His will. We may believe but not die to sin. If we have His Spirit but do not live according to it but instead after the flesh, we die...our mortal bodies perish from off this earth under the sun of His wrath for our God is a consuming fire.

    (11) Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

    Again, the Lord is longsuffering toward us not willing that any should perish from off this earth (under His wrath where the current heavens and earth are stored with fire for our destruction) but that ALL should come to repentance.

    2 Peter 3:8-9 KJV
    (8) But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
    (9) The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.


    God so loved the world….THIS WORLD…that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him SHOULD NOT PERISH (from this world) but have everlasting life. That everlasting life is the life of the Son that manifests in our mortal flesh giving us His eternal, heavenly life in this earth.

    John 3:16-19 KJV
    (16) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    God did not send His Son into this world to condemn the world but that the world (THIS WORLD) through Him MIGHT be saved. Whoever does not believe in the name (the authority) of the only begotten Son of God is condemned ALREADY under the current system: the heavens and the earth which are NOW are stored with fire for their destruction.

    (17) For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
    (18) He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
    (19) And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.


    The world and its lusts are perishing away as we speak for those who conform to it perish from off this earth…this creation of God. NO FLESH is being saved in this current world order.

    1 John 2:15-17 KJV
    (15) Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
    (16) For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.


    The world and its lust passes away continuously for no flesh is being saved. But he that does the will of God abides (IN THIS WORLD) forever. We enter in to His rest here and abide in this earth and not perish out of it with the current world and its lusts that are actively perishing away under His wrath as we speak.

    (17) And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

    God formed the earth and the world….and He formed it to be inhabited by us…His creatures…His creations.

    Psalms 90:1-7 KJV
    (1) A Prayer of Moses the man of God. Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.
    (2) Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.


    He turns man to destruction so that He may have mercy upon all of us who return to Him and serve Him with reverence and godly fear.

    (3) Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.
    (4) For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.
    (5) Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.


    We are cut down from this earth in His wrath as our flesh withers away under the sun of God’ s wrath until we “fly away” back to Him. ALL flesh is as the grass that withers away under the rising sun of His wrath.

    (6) In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.
    (7) For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled.


    ALL flesh is as the grass that withers away under the sun of His wrath that arises upon man.

    1 Peter 1:24-25 KJV
    (24) For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:

    But the Word of the Lord endures forever….and those who will truly DO His Word shall also abide in this earth.

    (25) But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

    If we are in Christ, then we are a new creation for the old things (death, sorrow, pain, etc under the current system of the heavens and the earth being stored with fire for our destruction) have passed away for us. We are reconciled back to God and step into the next age in this earth where we shall not pass away under the old system of His wrath. We have then entered into His rest.

    2 Corinthians 5:17-19 KJV
    (17) Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
    (18) And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;


    We have been then reconciled to God.

    (19) To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

    The “sun” shall no longer light upon us nor any heat for we shall no longer be under the system of His wrath where the heavens and the earth are stored with fire for our destruction of our mortal flesh. The sun of His wrath will no longer strike our mortal bodies for our sins when we are reconciled to Him.

    Revelation 7:16-17 KJV
    (16) They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.
    (17) For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.


    The current heavens that are on fire with His wrath …shall be dissolved…. and the elements which burn us now ….shall be melted. The current system of His wrath upon us shall be dissolved when we enter into the Day of God…His rest.

    2 Peter 3:11-13 KJV
    (11) Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
    (12) Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
    (13) Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.


    We don’t leave this current earth…but it will become a new earth for righteousness shall dwell here instead of the old system of death, sorrow, crying, pain.. we are to become a new creation NOW for those who are truly in Christ (as they have killed death with the sword of the Spirit) will enter in to the new system. They will enter into life NOW. God tabernacles with MEN in this earth and dwells with us in this earth.

    Revelation 21:2-4 KJV
    (2) And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
    (3) And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
    (4
    ) And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away
     
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