Thursday, January 28, 2016

son of perdition

Again for the foundation I want to use John 3:6 "That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit."

The son of perdition would imply that there was a father of perdition that had a son that followed the footsteps of the father.

Lets look at the first time I see the words ‘son of perdition.’

In John 17:12 Jesus is praying to the Father and he said “While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.”

So  while in the world Jesus kept the ones the Father gave him and none of them are lost but one ‘the son of perdition.’

Before we look at this the son of perdition lets look at the word ‘perdition.’

Now the word ‘perdition’ occurs 8x in the KJV bible and it means ——> May be simply defined as the termination of life. It is "represented under a variety of aspects in Scripture:

(1.) "The" "dust shall return to the earth as it was" (Eccl. 12:7)."

"(2.) "Thou takest away their breath, they die" (Ps. 104:29).

"(3.) It is the dissolution of "our earthly house of this "tabernacle" (2 Cor. 5:1); the "putting off this tabernacle" (2" "Pet. 1:13, 14)."

"(4.) Being "unclothed" (2 Cor. 5:3, 4).

"(5.) "Falling on sleep" (Ps. 76:5; Jer. 51:39; Acts 13:36; 2 Pet. 3:9.

"(6.) "I go whence I shall not return" (Job 10:21); "Make me to "know mine end" (Ps. 39:4); "to depart" (Phil. 1:23)."

In other words “death.”

So the son of perdition would be a son of death ….. now who is the father of death?

Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: Romans 5:12

Yes Adam is the father of death and Judas Iscariot is the son of death (perdition)

father .....

For the foundation I want to use John 3:6 "That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit."

That is what Jesus taught and I will accept it as truth .... I Frankie was born of the flesh and my father was Frank. I don't know all of my blood line but will say Noah and Adam was in my line.

So in a way my flesh had a line of many fathers and Jesus spoke of them .....
John 8:44 .... Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father  ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the  truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he  speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

Jesus spoke that to the Jews for they said  “…. Abraham is our father.” Now the issue here is not Abraham for Jesus did say “I know that ye are Abraham's seed;” So Jesus did say you Jews came from the seed line of Abraham, but the problem is you speak as your father.



The question is who would be their father?



Now context is always the key to seeing truth and we need to back up a bit here and look at this word sake by Jesus …. “the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.”

Since Jesus did the things that pleased His Father the Father never left him alone.



“As he (Jesus) spake these words, many believed on him. Jesus spoke the “Rhema” and they that heard believed on the truth that was spoken.



However that was not enough for them that heard the word Jesus said unto them …. “If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”



Now we see that one needs not to just hear the word that one needs to “continue in it” and that truth that one hears will make them free from the lies passed on down to them from the father of lies.

So much depth here but time is a foe.

Who would be their “father of lies?”

Any that are a slave to sin is a slave to the father of sin!



Now this father of sin is the one we need to be made free from and only truth can make us free.

Paul shows us who this father is ….. Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: ….



The father of sin the one called the ‘devil’ is but Adam and any not born again follow after the lies of Adam and are servants to sin!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Logos and Rhema

And He answered and said unto them, "My mother and my brothers are these who hear the Word [Logos] of God, and do it." Luke 8:21

[You are] making the Word of God [Logos] of no effect through your tradition, which you have delivered: and many such things do you. Mark 7:13

And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the Word [Logos] of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret" Luke 5:1

These things have I written unto you concerning them that deceive you. But the anointing which you have received of him abides in you, and you need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teaches you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it has taught you, you shall 'abide in him.' And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming. 1 John 2:26-28

The Logos, the Word, is the one who does the speaking.

Rhema is what He is speaking.

But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word [rhema] that proceeds out of the mouth of God. Matthew 4:4

Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene, Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word [rhema] of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness. Luke 3:1-2

"O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things; and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. But I say unto you that every idle word [rhema] that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the Day of Judgment. Matthew 12:34-36

"Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother. But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that "by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word [rhema] may be established.' Matthew 18:15-16

And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to your word [rhema]. And the angel departed from her. Luke 1:38

Rhema is the spoken Word not the dead word on paper.

Now let the Anointing rest upon our hearts ....

To him [Jesus] give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believes in him shall receive remission of sins. While Peter yet spoke these words [rhema], the Holy Spirit fell on all them who heard the word [Logos]. Acts 10:43-44

Again ---- The Logos, the Word, is the one who does the speaking.

Rhema is what He is speaking.

It is not enough to just hear the words of the gospel. Salvation comes when we not only hear the words with our ears, but we hear the Logos - the Word of God speaking to us.

And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: Mat 13:4

When any one heareth the word (logos) of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side. Mat 13:19

This became a living Word in my heart yesterday as I read it and it became a living Word for me ...... 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:  

Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. John 1:12,13

Those who are born into God's kingdom are "born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God."

For there are three that bear witness in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit: and these three are one.

And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.

If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he has testified of his Son.

He that believes on the Son of God has the witness in himself: he that believes not God has made him a liar; because he believes not the witness that God gave of his Son. 1 John 5:7-10

Did not Jesus speak forth the same truth?

Jesus said: And if any man hear my words [rhema], and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

He that rejects me, and receives not my words [rhema], has one that judges him: the Word [Logos] that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. John 12:47-48

Wonder why so many reject us ....... its for the Word sake!!!!!

And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.  

For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.  

But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. John 3:19-21

They that don't live in and by the Logos of God, are none of His.

Christ Jesus is that word that still shines forth in the darkness and the darkness overcomes it not. Light has come into the world and no matter how dark the world will be or how dark things become around us that Light will never be put out.

"We have also a more sure word [Logos] of prophecy; to which you do well that you take heed, as unto a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts" 2 Peter 1:19

When we allow the Logos of God to speaks His word of prophesy into our hearts we have His purifying light that will reveal and remove any darkness from our hearts.

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 1 John 1:7

I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ; That in every thing you are enriched by him, in all utterance [Logos], and in all knowledge; Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you: So that you come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ: 1 Corinthians 1:4-7

The living and true Word, is still speaking through His Spirit to us today. Let the Word know you and as you allow Him to know you you will be knowing by Him.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Image

Image ..... to uphold the image of the flesh is to obey the nature of the flesh .... The Holy Spirit upon the flesh of Jesus is given unto us when we are born again!

Jesus walk in the flesh, was one of overcoming the old Adam nature and overcoming the world. Jesus said, "I have overcome the world." John 16:13

". . . who did no sin. . ." I Peter 2:21

Jesus had sin knock at the door of His flesh and He over came sin by faith in the Word of His Father.

Yet many today are taught they must sin because they are only human, yet truth penned by Paul in Romans shows different,

"Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin." Romans 6:6

The old man, the old Adam nature, the image so many try and keep is crucified and the body of sin destroyed that they should not serve that sinful image.

Does faith show one that the old Adam nature was destroyed at baptism? Or does the actions of the image of that person show different?


GRACE ..... FORGIVENESS .... GOD IS LOVE ..... Ohhhhhhh how many use their forgiveness of sin as an excuse to sin.

The Old Testament is given that we may see how Israel used the sacrificial system under the law. They sinned because they could offer an innocent animal and have their sin covered.

Today, many sin because they can receive forgiveness by confessing their sin before God. This is not destroying the old Adam nature,

but rather, it feeds the old Adam nature.

"Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed." I Peter 2:24

Lets be honest and realize "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." Gal 6:7

As we sin and sow to this flesh asking forgiveness over and over we just fuel the image of the beast.

Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, .... Hebrews 6:1

I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Phl 3:14

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Renew one's mind by the Holy Ghost

In the days of the Son many searched the scriptures, and failed to lay hold of the Way that stood before them. 

They not only failed to understand, they refused to. 

It seems they did not want to go home, for they had fallen in love with the world of the flesh. 

Due to this, their carnal minds focused on the letter rather than of Whom the letter  spoke.

Is the same happening today? Yes!

Many hold a lip following to the Lord Jesus and many hold a carnal mind service.

They fail to study the scriptures for themselves looking to Him for His Word is as He is, Spirit! They quote His Word but in partial truth keeping themselves and the hears in chains of lies. 

The last 2 weeks I have spent time on line and face to face with many and I will say they don't know the truth and they REFUSE to accept the truth.

What day are we in? 

What day are we soon to see?

Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. John 5:39-40

As His children we need INCREASE in a greater way with the many wolves about. 

The name of the first is Pison (increase): that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone. Genesis 2:11-12

The garden where seeing is not necessarily possessing.

For only they in the image of Christ are the ones that are possessing what they are seeing in His Word.

In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father,  Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise  and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so  it seemed good in thy sight. Luke 10:21

That hour is written that we may see and understand why Jesus rejoiced in spirit!

O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! Romans 11:33

The cherubim and flaming sword will prevent the entry to the tree of life, any not found IN Christ!

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:2

Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. Matt 13:43

the image in the mirror of one's mind is the mortal image one worships the mostAnd changed the glory of the  uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, ... Romans 1:23

Man's fallen image is but a nature of self-worshiping .... however the one that is renewed in the spirit of their mind are the ones that have God-worshiping minds.

That  the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the ""spirit"" of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your  understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of  his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the  saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not  only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

Notice it is "the spirit of wisdom and revelation..." Now take that "spirit of wisdom and revelation" and renew the spirit of your mind that you will be "transformed," so that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Wherefore  gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the  grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
1 Peter 1:13-16

13 So prepare your minds for action, be completely sober [in  spirit—steadfast, self-disciplined, spiritually and morally alert], fix  your hope completely on the grace [of God] that is coming to you when  Jesus Christ is revealed. 14 [Live] as obedient children [of God]; do not be conformed to the evil desires which governed you in your ignorance [before you knew the requirements and transforming power of the good news regarding salvation]. 15 But like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves in all your conduct [be set apart from the world by your godly character and moral courage]; 16 because it is written, “You shall be holy (set apart), for I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:13-16 (AMP)

grace comes to us to help us be what we see Jesus Christ is!!!!!!

Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly unto you in some sort, ""as putting you in mind"", because of the grace that is given to me  of God, Romans 15:15

The mind is nothing but a place of self worthless lusts that if allowed to rule will hinder the transformation of the will of God in one.

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.   

And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.1 John 2:16,17

Not that I have already reached the goal or am already fully mature, but  I make every effort to take hold of it because I also have been taken  hold of by Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:12

17 So  this I say, and solemnly affirm together with the Lord [as in His  presence], that you must no longer live as the [unbelieving] Gentiles  live, in the futility of their minds [and in the foolishness and  emptiness of their souls], 18 for their [moral] understanding is darkened and their reasoning is clouded; [they are] alienated and self-banished from the life of God [with no share in it; this is] because of the [willful] ignorance and spiritual blindness that is [deep-seated] within them, because of the hardness and insensitivity of their heart.  Ephesians 4:17-18 (AMP)

the hardness of their hearts

Moreover,  I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you, and I will  remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of  flesh.  Ezekiel 36:26

And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great. Mark 16:4

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

He that hath an ear, let him  hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh  will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it. Revelation 2:17

the key I see in this as the eyes of my understanding are opened is the Holy Ghost!

Again look at Romans 12:2 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.

Notice the word "renewing" it is seen one more time in Titus 3:5 "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;"

The Holy Ghost will renew our minds and we shall not be "conformed to this world:" but we will be "transformed" from it  "by the renewing of your mind," that we shall be "conformed to the image of his Son"

But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same ""image"" from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. 2 Corinthians 3:18

My mind is renewed when I behold the glory of the Lord!!!

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. John 3:3


I will say with humbleness of mind .... I did not know where this was going for it started with one verse " And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:"

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Selfishness is as an harlot

What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.

But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. 1 Corinthians 6:16-17

Man's flesh joined in marriage is one flesh with His wife.
Men's flesh joined to itself (selfishness) is as an harlot.

Look at the context of 1 Corinthians 6 and one will see its about the sins of the flesh and how if one partakes in those sins that one is joined to those sins as a man is joined to a harlot.

“ .... Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.”

To be a fornicator is to be attached to something of the flesh or world! The Lord is Spirit and as so we must allow the Spirit to have its way with our flesh or we shall NOT “inherit the kingdom of God.”

But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. Romans 8:9

To live in the selfish desires of the flesh and the world is to be NOT union with God by the spirit.

To be in union with God is to allow His Spirit to mature us as sons of God. His Spirit will have Lordship over our flesh as we stay joined with Him and the fruit of the Spirit will be seen not the works of the flesh.

The Spirit (Holy) desire for us is to .....

Born Again ->
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. John 3:5,6

The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. John 3:8

Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. 1 John 5:1

Sonship ->
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. Romans 8:15

And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Galatians 4:6

That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. 1 John 1:3

Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 1 John 3:1

Teach ->
Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. John 14:17

But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: John 15:26

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. John 16:13

Quicken ->
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. John 6:63

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. Romans 8:11

And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. 1 Corinthians 15:45

Transform ->
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. 2 Corinthians 3:18

Dwell ->
But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. Romans 8:9

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. Romans 8:11

Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. 1John 4:13

Leading ->
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. Romans 8:14

But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Galatians 5:18

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. Revelation 7:17

Strengthen ->
Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13

That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; Ephesians 3:16

Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; Colossians 1:11

Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. 2 Timothy 4:17

Witness ->
The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: Romans 8:16

Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before, Hebrews 10:15

If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.

He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. 1 John 5:9,10

Revelation ->
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. Romans 1:17

But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 1 Corinthians 2:10

To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood: Galatians 1:16

Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; Ephesians 3:5

Gifts ->
For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. Romans 11:29

Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; Romans 12:6

Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. 1 Corinthians 12:1

Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. Ephesians 4:8

Sealed ->
Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts. 2 Corinthians 1:22

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, Ephesians 1:13

And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Ephesians 4:30

Confidence ->
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 1 Corinthians 2:12

And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. 1 John 3:19

And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us. 1 John 3:24

Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. 1 John 4:13

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Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: 1Peter 1:22

Monday, January 4, 2016

sons of God

To be “sons of God” is to again have God’s image …. Himself in the flesh .... “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…and the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul... So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created He him” Gen. 1:26; 2:7; 1:28 

Glory be to God for in the beginning God imaged Himself in man by forming Himself in a man of earth. 

So man was created as a visible expression of the invisible God. Now that was before the fall ... But it is the spirit in man, the breath of the Almighty, that makes him understand. Job 32:8 

Though the dust of the earth we be within us is a spirit that desires to be once again the very image of God. Yet many chose to be the image of fallen man and some seek whole hearty with unselfish love to be with ABBA as His sons. 

But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. 1 Corinthians 2:9-11 and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with ability and intelligence, with knowledge and all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold, silver, and bronze, in cutting stones for setting, and in carving wood, to work in every craft. Exodus 31:3-5 

To be born again is to have God’s Spirit quickening our spirit, which WILL bringing a change, a release, a raising so that our spirit may function as it was designed to function. 

That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. John 3:6 

Them of the flesh will live as the world does but they of the spirit will live as the Spirit does! To be "born again" tells me that within me was a spirit that needed the image, the Life it had before .... I surly understand now the Son of God and His Words when He said "I am the way, the truth and the life!" 

The image of God now able to be born again within man! The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, .... Romans 8:16 

And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” Galatians 4:6 

No other creature of the earth has a spirit but man and as so man is indeed a dwelling place for the Spirit of God. 

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 1 Corinthians 3:16 

The "temple" or sanctuary was where the image of the God was placed which is distinguished from the whole enclosure. It is in the Jewish temple the place of the mercy seat .... the ark, was the Holiest of all; which in mankind is his heart. He who sits upon the seat of man's heart is he that is man's god. For as such will that man think, act and live in this world. 

“Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, declares the Lord. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Jeremiah 31:31-33 

The breath of life in the animal world is but the oxygen of this lower atmosphere .... The very breath of man but was the breath of God .... the Life of God made man an image of Him in this earth! 

and the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it. Ecclesiastes 12:7 

It is this breath .... this spirit that makes mankind different for by it they are able to have a relationship with God who is Spirit! That is why Paul penned .... But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. Romans 8:9 

No other creature builds a temple to worship God, nor does any other creature go about searching for God .... Mankind though a creature of the earth has within a desire to know God and to worship God ... Though some find Him not for they keep in place their own godhood they don't realize that death is their friend and the God of creation is their very enemy. 

For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh. Philippians 3:3 

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. John 4:23,24 

We now see "WORSHIP" is the "KEY" evidence of the spiritual quality WITHIN mankind. 

Lost mankind worships the material things of the world and the people it places upon its altars as gods. The soul of man desires the worship of man, the praise of man, the SELFISH LOVE OF MAN! 

The sons of God worship God in spirit and TRUTH! Truth is the very Life within man showing man their is but ONE God who is Spirit and worthy of all glory and praise!!!!!! Before closing this part of let me say ...... 

Only man WORSHIPS! 
Only man HAS a spirit! 
Only man is AWARE of God! 
Only man has HEARD from God! 

TRUTH be ..... WORSHIP is as natural for man — any man, saved or unsaved — as barking is for a dog! 

The depths of my God is as the roar of waterfalls that have gone over me calling me out to be one with Him. The Light that engulfed Adam is still crying out to mankind wanting to be the Life for all to see and share in.

The oracle of the word of the Lord concerning Israel: Thus declares the Lord, who stretched out the heavens and founded the earth and formed the spirit of man within him: Zechariah 12:1

Ohhhhhhhh how man born again must see that the very Life within is one of Love, and not a love of selfishness as a man but a love of Life poured within!

And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. Romans 5:5

Yes the very God who takes responsibility for the heaven and earth, also takes responsibility for maturing the spirit of man which is within us, and He is the God of the spirits of all flesh.

And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of Him: for whom the Lord loveth He chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom He receiveth. Furthermore, we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but He for our profit, that we might be partakers of His holiness   Hebrews 12:5-6, 9-10

Though I have two fathers I ONLY have one Father which giveth Life!

For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. James 2:26

And as such I have respect for my earthly parents but my love is for my true Life, my Father ...... ABBA.

My earthly parents taught me nothing but a selfish love for all that's in this world. What they taught me came from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and was nothing more than "selfish love," that is past on down through the ages from Adam.

This "selfish love" turned from Life to death .... the action of disobedience to the commandment of God.

And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. 1John 4:16

Love = Agape: love involves faithfulness, commitment, and an act of the will.

The sad truth is Jesus said "And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold."

Agape love within will die and be replaced with the selfish love that removed mankind from the tree of Life!

Ohhhhhhhh please don't take me as one high above, for I will confess!

I myself have fallen victim to the sin of selfish love.

However. The mercy of my Father has opened the eyes of my heart and I in need of much more grace, ask Him to forgive me for my selfish love and to replace it again for His!

The 'iniquity' that abounds has worked at removing His love from within me and replacing it again with the world's selfish love.

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. 1John 2:15

"Iniquity" has cried out to me from many different ways but I see by His truth and Life within that the works of my faith towards the body will be the overpowering Love of Him!!!!

But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be "lovers of self", lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, "heartless", unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, "treacherous", reckless, swollen with conceit, "lovers of pleasure" rather than lovers of God, "having the appearance of godliness", but denying its power.

Avoid such people.

For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.

Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men corrupted in mind and disqualified regarding the faith.

But they will not get very far, for their folly will be plain to all, as was that of those two men.

You, however, have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, my persecutions and sufferings that happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra which persecutions I endured; yet from them all the Lord rescued me.

Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.

But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:1-17

To take the word "redemption" and put it into a way of understanding is to be "MADE FREE"  from the flesh consciousness of SELFISHNESS and this truth brings us again into the conscious awareness of our Father and that we are spirit, the offspring of God. 

But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Matthew 23:8-9 

Again! I have but ONE Father and He is my source of Life for He gave His life for a ransom for my death. 

Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood. Acts 20:28 

I in Christ by baptism, have died to selfish love, the old man and am now a new creation of God's 

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17 

Our Father which art in heaven, ..... Until we recognize by the wisdom and truth that the Spirit brings who our Father is, we shall remain lost and dying in the darkness of our carnal mind.  

For our hearts will love the world and the things of the world rather than loving the Father of Life and the fruit of His Spirit. 

I will say my life did not begin at my physical birth!  

That is why I refuse my so call birthday, knowing my true born again day was the day I received LIFE from my Father! 

My birthday was a day I received death from my father, but by the Light of God's I saw true Life only comes from the Father of creation!  

And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” Galatians 4:6 

Did you catch that? "....And because you are sons...." 

I am no son of Adam of the old man .... I am a son of God and God sent the 'Spirit of his Son' into my heart whereby I now cry unto Him “Abba! Father!” 

Yes the Spirit of the Son that proclaimed "I AM THE LIFE!" AND NO MAN COMETH UNTO THE FATHER BUT BY ME!!!!! 

For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; John 5:26 

And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. John 5:40 (John 6:27,33,40,47,48,51,53,54,61, 68) 

He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. John 12:25 

God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. John 4:24 

And as Spirit He is my Life, and I in spirit and truth worship Him and Him alone!!!!! 

The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything.

And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him.

Yet he is actually not far from each one of us, for “‘In him we live and move and have our being’; as even some of your own poets have said, “‘For we are indeed his offspring.

’Being then God's offspring, we ought not to think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of man. Acts 17:24-29 

Ohhhhhhh how we see Paul is showing the Greeks that they have a spirit and that the God that they don't know is not far from them if they will turn from self to seek Him! 

So many know there is but one God and yet so many miss out that He is but Spirit and they that are His are born again of His Spirit by obeying His commandments. 

You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!

Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless?  

Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar?

You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by his works; and the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God.  

You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.

And in the same way was not also Rahab the prostitute justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way?  

For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead. James 2:19-26

The flesh's worse enemy, its worse thought, its worse desire ..... Is to be as the image of God in this present world!!!!!!!!! 

But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost (who know not who or where they are): 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. 2 Corinthians 4:3-4 

In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: .... Colossians 1:14-15 

Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high: Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. Hebrews 1:3-4 

Let me step out on a limb by saying this    ..... It took the image of God and the Life of God to redeem us from death!!!!! 

Jesus Christ is a "quickening spirit" and as so is able to give unto them that seek Him LIFE in the Spirit! 

Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. 1 John 4:17 

WHAT IS MADE PERFECT? 

Yes! Love "AGAPE" His love within us shall replace our old man's selfish love that we may love as he is!!!!! 

By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. John 13:35 

The image of the Father shall be seen in this present world when we allow His Love to be made perfect in us and through us!!!!! 

Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? John 14:9 

This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. John 15:12 

These things I command you, that ye love one another. John 15:17 

Show me your faith and I'll show you my faith by my works!!! 

Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. James 2:17 

Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. John 14:23 

This one showed man what man was to be and by this one man shall man be unto God. 

This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; ... Genesis 5:1 

The very divine nature, character, power and attributes of God was the very image of man before the fall and through Christ Jesus, the tree of Life, the very seed of God can His nature be reproduced in man once again. 

For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. Hebrews 2:10 

As Christ Jesus taught and showed us, we must realize that we are not a physical man possessing a spirit but rather a born again spirit encased in a body.  

I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. John 17:14 

So must we LIVE by His grace in this world!!!!!! 

For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. Romans 6:14 

We are not under law or we are not under the dominion .... power ..... of the flesh!  BUT we are under grace or we are under His power .... the Holy Ghost! 

He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Galatians 3:5

It is when we by His Spirit speak, act and live shall the Life of God be seen through us!

When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.

Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.

O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! Psalm 8:3-9

As the story goes, a little piece of wood that once bitterly complained because its owner kept whittling away at it, gouging it and making holes in it. But the one who was cutting it paid no attention to the stick’s protests.

He was making a flute out of that piece of ebony, and he was too wise to stop when the wood complained so bitterly. The man said, "Little piece of wood, without these rifts and holes, and all this cutting, you’d be just a stick forever — a useless piece of ebony. What I am doing now may seem as if I am destroying you, but instead it will change you into a flute.

Your sweet music will charm the souls of many and comfort sorrowing hearts.

My cutting you is the making of you, for only thus can you be a blessing in the world."

The meaning of this little parable is clear: That flute, whose music blended so sweetly in the orchestra, was made a flute only by the knife and file that filled it with rifts and holes which seemed to be its very destruction.

But the purpose of the master was the cutting away of the outward form so that breath could flow through it.

The breath upon the wood created a melodious sound which made it an instrument to the praise of God.

Ah, the Lord is shaping us, my beloved, cutting away the denseness of our outer shell with its darkened understanding, making rifts and holes in the way that seems not right to the natural man, that the in-breathed spirit of life from God may sweep through our earthen vessel, producing the image of God, that His glory might be revealed in creation.

Salvation to me is much more than being saved from death .... it is a relationship with my Father .... It is walking in a garden learning of Him as He learns of me. 

Sin brought about death and when I read how God came in the garden after the fall calling for Adam my heart saw Love!!!! 

If someone was to ask me who God is my answer would be "God is love!"  

The value of man's life was much more than gold and silver .... much more than the blood of a bull, lamb, goat, pigeon, or turtledove. The value of man's life was God's action of love. 

We take for granted John 3:16 and most can quote it. However. Do we see how much love is expressed in that the value of man's life was God sending His Son to redeem us back to Him. 

That kind of love is beyond words or understanding. 

What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him?   And that thou shouldest visit him every morning, and try him every moment? Job 7:17,18 

What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?  Psalm 8:4 

Moments in time a voice would cry "What is man" that thou God would want as your son?

But a moment in time blood was shed and this blood was esteemed high enough to be used to buy back humanity.

The Son of God was the value of man's restored life in the spirit.

The price that is paid for an object reflects its value. The price God paid for humanity was His own Son in the image and glory of the Father.

God upon the front porch looking out past the kingdom waiting for His  lost sons return is the very God that allows us to call Him ABBA, Father!

The cross was the point between earth and heaven were by God is now able to give unto any that are washed in the blood of the Lamb the free gift of Life ..... The Holy Ghost!

Death was paid for with the price of life and life replaces death in the ones that repent from self and return back to Him.

He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it. Matthew 10:39

And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it. Ezekiel 1:26

Bread .... why bread from heaven?

For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world. John 6:33

Bread is a food that gives substance to the body when it is harvested from the earth. Foe man is dust of the earth.

But bread .... bread from heaven .... Shows me man is also spirit and the spirit needs its own substance in order to have life.

Jesus was that bread  ...... And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. 1 Timothy 3:16

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

The same was in the beginning with God.

All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

In him was life; and the life was the light of men. John 1:1-4

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.

And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.  1 John 1:1-4

Let all know that the bread from home walked this earth in the flesh and this bread is the bread of Life offered to all humankind!

How hard it is to grasp God's Life which is so pure that the seraphims cry "....Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory." Stepped in the midst of this rotten decay of sin to once again offer unto all a hand out!

How we miss the heart beat of the Father when we look at our sinful selves .... How we miss the hand when we in selfish love take of this world .... How we miss the voice of Him when we listen to the vain imaginations that are produced by a carnal mind.

How we miss LOVE that sits upon the throne .....

And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.

And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?

And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.

And I WEPT MUCH, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.

And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.

And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne. Revelation 5:1-7

The Elder of heaven proclaimed with a loud voice the truth that was echoed throughout the Old Testament .... "behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed"

YES THE LION WON ....THE LION PREVAILED .... YET ..... "stood a Lamb as it had been slain"

Ohhhhhhh heavens shout was right in all its ways for the Lion of heaven was able to kill the prey upon His turf this earth. YET! In His true state of being LOVE stepped forth ... a Lamb as it had been slain!

Life for death was the exchange His for mine .... why must I as a pig go back to the filthy pen of this world thinking any Life is to be when all I see is but mud and filth. My garment is spotted with mud of past sins, I thought were pleasures ..... But at this moment they are as a knife that was raised to the Lamb neck.

Do we see the blood the Lamb that held back the roar of a Lion to die in our place to give back to us which was lost by Adam in the first place.

This new Life came with a cost what will you give in return?