Not For The Faint Of Heart.....

We are to have love for one another which sums up the Law and the Prophets.

Love does not exalt itself…it is not puffed up in pride. Love does not behave itself unseemly nor seeks her own. Love is not easily provoked and thinks not evil. Love ENVIES NOT.

Love suffers long and is KIND.

1 Corinthians 13:4-6

But all we have to do is go into any “Christian” forum and find this is not the case for most who actively participate.

Are many yet “carnal” for there is envying, strife and divisions? He cannot speak unto us as spiritual when we behave like babes in Christ...never becoming men in understanding. They mysteries of the kingdom …being fed with meat….are hidden from our eyes when we behave without love towards others.

1 Corinthians 3:1-3 KJV
(1) And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.
(2) I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.
(3) For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?

To be carnally-minded is DEATH but to be spiritually minded is LIFE and peace. How is it that we say we love God whom we cannot see and yet hate those whom we do? Those who are in the flesh (behaving with envying and strife) cannot please God.

Romans 8:6-8 KJV
(6) For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
(7) Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
(8) So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

If we continue to live after the flesh, we reap corruption (DECAY) in our mortal flesh.

That is right, our flesh (the body of Jesus : for we are his flesh and bones) suffers for our sins…the suffering servant…until our bodies die in our sins so that our spirit may be saved.

But if we sow to the Spirit we shall of the Spirit reap life “everlasting”….in due season… in THIS life. Let us NOT weary in well doing…for there is a great reward: an undecaying life in the here and now.

Our Lord came into this world so that we might have LIFE and have it more abundantly. He came not to pray take us out of this world but to keep us from its evil. We are not OF the world…but are left in the world with “eternal life”…life to the coming age…so that we manifest His glory in this world.

Galatians 6:7-9 KJV
(7) Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
(8) For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
(9) And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

We are to bear about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus (continuously dying to sin… evil speaking) so that the life also of Jesus might be made MANIFEST in our mortal body. The life of Jesus shall also be made manifest in our mortal flesh for all to see.

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

His life is to appear in our mortal flesh so that we glorify the invisible God to this world. We are His physical manifestation…the sons of God…who are to hold forth the Word of LIFE to this dark, evil, perishing world. We are His workmanship…if we DO His commandments and LIVE.

Him who is in us is to manifest outwardly as we are transformed in His image. The Son has power over ALL FLESH so that He should give “eternal life” to those whom the Father has given Him so that we may glorify Him in this world.

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.

We are looking for the coming of Jesus….His life in our mortal flesh. But we are to be patient as we look forward to His life appearing in us. He comes quickly to us if we hold fast that which we have.

Revelation 3:11 KJV
(11) Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

Revelation 22:7 KJV
(7) Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.

Revelation 22:12 KJV
(12) And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

Revelation 22:20 KJV
(20) He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

We are to be patient as we with open face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord continuously are changed into His image from glory to glory . He comes quickly.

2 Corinthians 3:17-18 KJV
(17) Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
(18) 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.

Every man who has this hope in Him purifies himself as He is pure. When He shall "appear", we shall be like Him as we have been changed into the same image from glory to glory.

1 John 3:2-7 KJV
(2) Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
(3) And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
(4) Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
(5) And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.
(6) Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.
(7) Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
But if we continue to live after the flesh, we shall die.

Romans 8:12-14 KJV
(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.
(14) For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

When we behave without love, the false prophets of Church, Incorporated will lead us astray unto our own destruction without His life appearing in our mortal flesh. All things whatsoever we would have men do to us, do also to them….for this is the Law and the Prophets.

But MANY have gone and are going the wrong way…to the grave…without finding THE life of Jesus manifesting within their mortal bodies as they listen to the false prophets who come to them in sheep’s clothing.

They are judged as men (for they walk as mere carnal men in their envying and strife) in the destruction of the flesh so that their spirits may be saved. The Lord is both Lord of the “dead” and the living.

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.

MANY are led astray in the broad way to their destruction….to the destruction of the flesh…so that their spirits may be saved. He comes to them in judgment for their living after the flesh as they reap decay and death in the flesh. All of our sins are left in the dust of the decayed body (the body of Jesus)... we suffer loss but are saved and our sins are forgiven.

1 Corinthians 5:4-5 KJV
(4) In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,
(5) To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

The throat of false prophets are an open tomb….for their tongues speak deceit and deadly poison is under their lips. The “shed blood”….for they lead many astray unto the destruction of the mortal flesh…their mortal bodies..from off this earth.

Romans 3:10-18 KJV
(10) As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
(11) There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
(12) They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
(13) Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
(14) Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
(15) Their feet are swift to shed blood:

(16) Destruction and misery are in their ways:
(17) And the way of peace have they not known:
(18) There is no fear of God before their eyes.

The false prophets are “antichrist”…for they deny that Jesus comes in the flesh. His life is to be MANIFEST in our MORTAL FLESH NOW. Salvation is NOW. They say we have to die first….as their throat is an open tomb and lead many into it with their destructive ways, thoughts and teachings.

1 John 4:1-8 KJV
(1) Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
(2) Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
(3) And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

NOW is our salvation nearer than when we believed. False prophets have misled us about when salvation is. No flesh would be saved if the Lord does not come to wake us up out of our "sleep".

Romans 13:10-12 KJV
(10) Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
(11) And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
(12) The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
They come to betray the Son of man with a “kiss”…the flattering lips of men…as they come to take away the mortal body from ever having His life being manifested outwardly. We are to wake up from our “sleep” so to not enter into their temptation.

Luke 22:46-48 KJV
(46) And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.
(47) And while he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him.
(48) But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?

Those who led others astray into their destruction of the flesh are swallowing others up with their flattering words motivated by their covetousness. They lie in wait for blood as they destroy others’ flesh with their deceptions.

Proverbs 1:10-19 KJV
(10) My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
(11) If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:

(12) Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:
(13) We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:

(14) Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:
(15) My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:
(16) For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.
(17) Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.
(18) And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.
(19) So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.

They persecute the church with their teachings. But our God is full of abundant GRACE towards those who are of the “house of Judas”. As Paul shows us, we are to hear the Lord whom we are persecuting and change our minds. The same GRACE that was shown to Saul/Paul is shown also to those who have been persecuting the churches with their destructive ways and thoughts.

Acts 9:11-14 KJV

(11) And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in thouse of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth,

(12) And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight.

(13) Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:

(14) And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name.

To be continued…