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11/4/2018 ~ Authority


  AuthorityAM1.mp3 (27m 30s)


Darkness has no hint of color.
Darkness can only suffer to see.

In the vast expanse our God supplies all.

Authority is unimpeded actions under the constraints given by God.
Authority is a condition of freedom; the ability to act exists within given
liberties. Godís authority is supreme over all creation as He delegates
various degrees of authority to man and or His creations in relation to their
appointments in life exacted unto the physical and spiritual realms.

Authority reaches out from God Himself to the smallest speck of dust.
All reality has authority to be. By Godís power He sets all ordinances.
As the ultimate authority and creator of all autonomous life in His image,
our authoritative choices proclaim which eternal outcome will be received,
in accordance with His said inspirations. It is Godís will that man exercise
authority over the self, i.e., control of spirit ordered by His declarations
and beneficially inspired commandments given to all mankind.


Just words, and one may ask if authority is from above or below
when evil seems to overwhelm good. It is by this authors vision
that authority originates as a precious beacon from above guiding
our paths back to the source of our creation. Our own spirit
declares the authority we hold, be it gracious or despicable.


All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction, for instruction, ... ~ 2nd Timothy 3:16-17


All Scripture is meant to bring us to God. The question is, is authority
over stated, and is the Bible teachings that of generalizations, with letters
specific to ancient congregations, and not intended for the greater whole?
Many claim verses are to legalistic and that we are not subject to the
hard line that it draws. - As long as we have a spirit for God, this
would and should be sufficient, and this is the faith of many
current religions, or vicariously stated political movements.

And so man would argue with God instructing Him as to what salvation is?
It is God that has authority over man and not the reverse. One must decide
and know the Bible is wholly the word of God, and to dismiss parts of it is
to invalidate God Himself. God is not a liar nor an author of confusion. Our
God is straight forward. It is an all or nothing deal and we have been told
what happens to the lukewarm as they will be spewn from His presence.
Brutal but sobering. We are taught exactly what authority is through
His word. Without trusting the authority of the word, it reduces to
a work of fiction. To be a man of God one cannot ignore or avoid
what God has delivered for us to know, unless one chooses
to be a man of man, atheist, negating God.


God has spoken His word for us to bond in Him
 → Scripture is profitable for:  

                   ● Doctrine
                   ● Reproof
                   ● Correction
                   ● Instruction in righteousness   


... since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen,
being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and
Godhead, so that they are without excuse, ... ~ Romans 1:18-20


... Fear God and keep His commandments, For this is man's all. ...
~ Ecclesiastes 12:13-14


Man tends to reject the will of God if it is too inconvenient.
The subtleties of living are all expressions of Godís eternal call;
moment of love, truth, compassion, and knowledge of therein.
The humble acknowledge and appreciate the gift of His graciousness.
Straight to the conclusion of all matters is to fear God and keep His
commandments. As all things will come into His judgment, and by
His decree it will be; this is the ultimate unadulterated authority.
As He created us in His image to witness His glory, He allows us to
reach out and sense eternity both in time and spirit. To fall away from
God is to fall from life itself to a self inflicted chasm of death. To see
and consider death is His lesson to teach us of life in Him, or without Him.
His word announces all required to know His will and hope for our return
to living in Him by Him. All have been shown His untouchable expanse
in order to humble true hearts to know the unknowable.


... there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist
are appointed by God. ... ~ Romans 13:1-3


The Bible is clear that at the top of the authority chain is God Himself,
ruler and judge over all. Many of us have felt the intimidation of authority
when those flashing lights of law enforcement have pulled us over.
Magnify this feeling a gazillionfold as we come to bow at His feet
exposed under His light. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, as one,
need no patrol car to see our every action from the womb forward.
You can run but you canít hide. The ordinance of God is to respect
authority within the bounds of obeying and respecting God. It is in fact
obeying authority, when not seen, that has the greatest worth, both to
God and self. Respect for authority strengthens the unity of a people.
Hopes of the meek to find peace are often dashed or crushed under
manipulative scheming uncaring liars who terrified by their own anger
cannot see. Regretfully, manís authority is more often enmeshed
in corruption filtering immorality to all those under itsí
oppressive dictates and false promises.

Without respect for God, man does little for his fellow man.


For God is the King of all the earth; Sing praises with understanding.
God reigns over the nations; God sits on His holy throne. ~ Psalms 47:7-8


God reigns over all nations and times from His exalted heavenly throne.

Behold, the nations are as a drop in a bucket, And are
counted as the small dust on the scales; ... ~ Isaiah 40:15


To appreciate the grandness of God we need the
perspective of something so much vaster than all of us.
Larger than all time and or spaces involving decaying finite
measurements counted as momentary grains, His infinite expanse
dwells above that unapproachable light beyond our physical ability to
simply observe.


But the LORD is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting King. ...
~ Jeremiah 10:10


God is true, living, and everlasting,
surpassing all the trivialities of the earth.


... In His hand are the deep places of the earth; The heights of the hills are
His also. The sea is His, for He made it; And His hands formed the dry land.
... ~ Psalms 95:3-7


The Lord God is King over all. In Him we are greater than if not as
He adds to those that love Him; a pulse of eternities touch. Woe to those
who miss the love of God. As He sees all, we will come to Him baring all.
He is the silver and gold of all creation. For all deepness knowable,
how high is high, - and those depths past knowing are all His.


... of Him and through Him and to Him are all things,
to whom be glory forever. Amen. ~ Romans 11:33-36


Indubitably, God is past finding out as all is of Him, through Him,
and to Him; glory untold! The Lord is simply unquantifiable by any
of our meager means. Mankind does not have the ability to penetrate
through those barrier secretís of His light. Nothing tops God.


... "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher
than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts." ~ Isaiah 55:8-9


Untold glory cannot be expressed by the limited mind of man. The Lord
has authority over so much more than we can ever know or comprehend.


Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.
~ Psalms 147:5


Inasmuch as there is none like You, O LORD (You are great,
and Your name is great in might), ... ~ Jeremiah 10:6


By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth. ~ Psalms 33:6


As much as we are, it is simply unfathomable to consider
all that He is. His is of authority beyond our grasp.
In His image, He shares His essence.


Seek the LORD while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near.
Let the wicked forsake his way, ... ~ Isaiah 55:6-7


Lives are brought back into the balance when God is chosen as supreme.
His ways are the ways of justice for the righteous
as the upright await His appearance.
Peace belongs as His gift.


The eyes of the LORD are in every place, Keeping watch
on the evil and the good. ~ Proverbs 15:3


For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD,
And He ponders all his paths. ~ Proverbs 5:21


Evil foolishly remains oblivious to His presence as it seeks itsí own.
This is the reason for all nations and or peoples that collapse into discord,
disregarding Him, as they lose respect for the Lord, and consequentially,
each other. No blinking light district is hidden darkened from His view.
It is the absolute truth that the Lord possesses, and with this authority
of plain truth, we will all humbly come before Him. His crown is
above all crowns. Knowing He sees opens a soulís eyes to see.


And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and
open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. ~ Hebrews 4:13


However insignificant, the power of the LORDís vision is there.
We all start in a mindless state where as we grow to become conscious,
we need His direction to set our conscience, if in fact eternal life is
our goal and desire. Death is where laughter is heard no more.
Laughter is where love resides and it is in His truth.


O LORD, I know the way of man is not in himself;
It is not in man who walks to direct his own steps. ~ Jeremiah 10:23


We miss the magnificence of God if we do not recognize His greatness.
By recognizing the true nature of God, and that we need to submit to Him,
for who He is, allows for our nature to become more God like, in our
feeble approach to His eternal glory. We need His overall guidance
to become the fullest illuminated life possible, all offered by Him.
As the Creator of all, He is the beacon we all must reference to.


There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
~ Proverbs 14:12


There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
~ Proverbs 16:25


There are many plans in a man's heart, Nevertheless
the LORD'S counsel-that will stand. ~ Proverbs 19:21


It is when one assumes power over God as a self determining soul,
independent of His ordinances, that the calamity of death attacks.


"Look to Me, and be saved, All you ends of the earth! For I am God,
and there is no other." ~ Isaiah 45:22


Looking up to God adds something greater than ourselves to
our fundamental being. It is where glory rises and love flourishes.
To miss the delicacies God offers, is truly, the sheer travesty of a
soul; to miss such an expanse of eternal lifeís wonderment itself.


His Authority is in all of His Light
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God
Fear God /keep His commandments/ this is man's all
God will bring every work into judgment
There is no authority except from God
God reigns over the nations/ sits on His holy throne
God lifts up reality as a simple thing
For the LORD is the great God and King above all
For of Him & through Him & to Him are all things
God is mighty in power; His understanding is infinite
By the word/breath of God the heavens were made
Return to God & His mercy will abundantly pardon
God sees all - whom we must account; follow Him
Forsake evil; Look to God & be saved - no other way

Darkness is everywhere light is not.

The color of time cannot be expressed in human terms.
God sees all in that timeless moment where He waits for souls committed
in heart to His ways. To find our place in the authority chain is to realize
we have little to none. God is the supreme authority and He has
given us His word to understand this, instructing us in what
He exactly expects, and who we must answer to.


  AuthorityAM2.mp3 (33m 18s)


Sanctify them by your truth. Your word is truth. ~ John 17:17

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on
your own understanding; ... . ~ Proverbs 3:5


It is His word that sanctifies us. He is giving us the keys of His desires
to be in His truth. Trusting in Him is a matter of spirit. The spirit is like
a propeller, and we must pursue forward in our climb to reach the top,
where the truth strengthens the depth of our soul. There is no height
below heaven that can cause a faithful soul to crash. Homeward
bound absent of evil is where our true citizenship remains.


The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the
knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. ~ Proverbs 9:10


Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
~ Ephesians 5:17


... finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. ~ Ephesians 5:10

One has to dig to find the treasures within His word, and He instructs
us to do just that. We are heartfelt miners filling our bags with precious
jewels that cannot be taken away, unless we choose to throw them away
for the dark stones of desire, in and of an oblivious world. As mere
pieces of His Spirit, no man is a planet unto himself.
False doctrines lead to the deluded fables of man.


For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper
than any two-edged sword, ... ~ Hebrews 4:12


Godís word is a gauge in relation to who we are and what we choose
to think. God is asking if we consider His goodness, which He has revealed
to the world, and has written on the consciousness of all those who would
want to be good. We take innate godly characteristics for granted as
bestowed upon us in the gift of His image. Do we consider and or
allow the word of God to have authority in our thoughts?


... Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of
wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, ... ~ Ephesians 1:17


By incorporating knowledge of Christ within the wisdom that
pours forth from His word - this is what develops keen understanding.
What divides us as a people? Ignorance in confusion leading to outbursts
of wrath is not what enlightens anyone. The peace of God can only be had
by digesting His truths into the bosom of oneís heart.


To find out why we are alive in life comes from God

Revelation +

Spirit of
Wisdom
 =  Understanding
Enlightened
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Knowledge of Him



... by which, when you read, you may understand my knowledge
in the mystery of Christ ... ~ Ephesians 3:4-5


God has told us that by reading His word we will find Him and His
revelations to mankind. For our spirit to touch His, it comes by reading
His word or at least by itsí audible ring. This Spirit that was revealed to
the apostles and prophets comes by acquiring the knowledge delivered
by the Bible and then allowing understanding to filter into our lives.


... knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of
any private interpretation, ... ~ 2nd Peter 1:20-21


No insight of Scripture is in need of any secretive clarification.
His word is, and it does not involve scheming's of man, but it
is a revealing of God. Scripture is that it is, no more, no less.


The Lord gave the word;
Great was the company of those who proclaimed it: ... ~ Psalms 68:11


- For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but
it came through the revelation of Jesus Christ. ~ Galatians 1:12


It is given to man to know God though
His presence which goes beyond understanding.


... the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word
of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, ... ~ 1st Thessalonians 2:13


To reach a consensus concerning Biblical authority,
it starts with acknowledging that the word is absolute in disclosing
the truth of God and our relationship under His purposed design. Only
a true believer can obtain the fruits of His blessings. One has to ask,
what is in you? To acquire His word, and live by it, it has to be something
pursued. Many miss His truth as fruitless desires blur the pure knowledge
He wants all to have, in and of His creation. So how about you,
does the word charge the very essence of your life? How
wondrous when it does, when one's hairs rise to Him.


If anyone thinks himself to be a prophet or spiritual, let him acknowledge
that the things which I write to you are the commandments of the Lord.
~ 1st Corinthians 14:37


To deny what the Bible teaches is to deny God.

The entirety of Your word is truth, And every one of Your
righteous judgments endures forever. ~ Psalms 119:160


For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, ... ~ 1st Corinthians 14:33

Not only does the word proclaim authority, it claims credibility.
Bitter hearts will always reject the message of peace through
Him, yet it remains for those that will have it.

It is in realizing that God has given each of us life that the truth of His Spirit
is revealed. Jesus has sealed the terms of our salvation for all those that
would fully accept Him. Repent and be immersed in Him. Stand as a
breathing living individual in Godís creation, knowing that His plan has
eternal purpose. He is in fact the one that carries us all. We are of the
rising dust of the earth; the mustard seed of life. We indubitably owe our
lives to God; praise Him our Lord Jesus Christ, and blessings untold will
unfold. Godís plan is much larger than the dust that consumes us.


You shall not add to the word which I command you, nor take from it, that you
may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.
~ Deuteronomy 4:2


Moses proclaims the excellence of Godís word in keeping to it exactly
as it is. It is a warning, like a stop sign; do not add or take away from
what has been given by God. It is the LORD God who has ordained this.


"Whatever I command you, be careful to observe it; you shall
not add to it nor take away from it." ~ Deuteronomy 12:32


We are instructed to carefully observe those things delivered without
deviating from His commands. His Words are given for our admonition and
edification, and all meant to bring us closer to God in our understanding of
Him. He does not want His given word to be shortened or added to as it is
complete for His purposes. The Word is written with Godís own Life Force.
He has sealed it with His own Blood and patient love.


... anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues
that are written in this book; ... ~ Revelation 22:18


... and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy,
God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, ... ~ Revelation 22:19


He is plain in directing us to carefully observe all that has been delivered,
and not to discard any of it, nor add supplements to blur its clarity. Man
does not set the order, it is up to him to observe it. It is a sheer illusion
when gray lines of tolerance become the molding light to His truth. Is the
Bible the key to truth or is something more required; or something less,
as claims are made it does not apply to modern culture? It has been
repeatedly shown that to disregard or forget Godís word brings
damnation upon the people. My people are destroyed for lack
of knowledge, and acting against what He has commanded.


... I could not go beyond the word of the LORD my God, to do less or more. ...
~ Numbers 22:18


True believers in God know that to go beyond what He has instructed
invites fearful consequences. For both intentions of good and or bad,
God does not want His word diluted by either of these types of additions.
We see how the secular world has nonchalantly crept into the church,
in both good and bad ways, i.e., ice cream parlors, sports centers,
gift shops, all seem good, and immoral behaviors deemed acceptable
are counter to what God has announced. God wants us to worship Him
from the inside where our thoughts focus on Him, and not on the outside
where substitutions, good and bad, take place superseding His simple
call to come clean, pure, and undefiled, naked in spirit before Him.
The times may have changed but His condemnation of human
preference over His ways will end as it always has, in the
death of those disobedient. The wise hear and obey.


... observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant
commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, ...
~ Joshua 1:7


God does not want His people (children) to be weak but to draw
strength from His presence (word). Instructions to observe what
He has proclaimed is made abundantly clear throughout His word.


For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, ...
~ Romans 15:4


The entire Bible must be taken into consideration in order to understand
the will of God. Many gruesome events are described in the wanderings of
of man, which expose the nature of man, and what God is trying to achieve
in saving men (souls) from destruction through these various sinful
pursuits. The whole gambit of emotions and situations spreads across
these unfolding words revealing the highest and lowest of all truths.
God is not hiding what He wants us to know, that is something man
attempts to do in his scheming manipulations deceiving the innocent
into questioning the validity of God. Some claim man as the apex of
intelligence, which is by definition arrogance, and a foolhardy claim.


... offered profane fire before the Lord, which He had not commanded them.
So fire went out from the Lord and devoured them,
and they died before the Lord. ... ~ Leviticus 10:1-3


God does not want alterations in what He asks of us.
To regard God as casual is to negate Him as Holy.


... earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, with their households
and all the men with Korah, with all their goods. ... ~ Numbers 16:31-33


He does not want man to overrule what He has established.

... put out his hand to the ark of God and took hold of it, ... Uzzah, and God
struck him there for his error; and he died there ... ~ 2nd Samuel 6:3-7


"... our God broke out against us, because we did not consult
Him about the proper order." ~ 1st Chronicles 15:13-14


To forget or ignore His called out commands has dire consequences
as shown to us through His word. God has made it repeatedly known
that He wants His instructions and or proclamations to be carefully
considered and implemented without deviation.


The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me,
those do, and the God of peace will be with you. ~ Philippians 4:9


Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me,
in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. ~ 2nd Timothy 1:13


Brethren, join in following my example, and note those who so walk,
as you have us for a pattern. ~ Philippians 3:17


God wants us to follow the patterns He has set forth in word and doctrine.
When one follows, he is led, and it is not he that leads, but God.


... remember me in all things and keep the traditions
just as I delivered them to you. ~ 1st Corinthians 11:2


Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions which you
were taught, whether by word or our epistle. ~ 2nd Thessalonians 2:15


His word was delivered not to be altered but
understood by those who received it.


It is the Word of God that teaches us
Understand the will of, what is acceptable to God
Godís word is living & powerful working in believers
No insight of Scripture is of any secretive awareness
His Holy Spirit gave the word to those who told it
Admit what is written to you is His commandments
Sum of Godís word is truth/ not author of confusion
You shall not add to or take from the word of God
Do not turn from His word, to the right or to the left
Things written before were written for our learning
Nadab & Abihu died for not obeying Godís orders
Korah & houses all destroyed by turning in rebellion
Uzzah died as the Lordís word (Ark) was disobeyed
Hold to traditions taught either by word or epistle

Darkness is living on the edge of death.

Christís authority has no equal. Through Him He has delegated
His church by His chosen Apostles. The ongoing appointment of
Apostles by man is the greatest farce of our times. As man attempts
to exalt himself, God remains impartial prior to judgment.


And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been
given to Me in heaven and on the earth." ~ Matthew 28:18


By His own words, Jesus has all authority. He watches and will judge
over all the waves that time, and more, has produced. Actions, be
they righteous or despicable, will find there cost at His feet.


"... not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who sent Me gave Me a
command, what I should say and what I should speak. ..." ~ John 12:49-50


It is a humbling realization that God would
come to speak with us in the flesh.


"For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God,
for God does not give the Spirit by measure. ..." ~ John 3:34-36


His word is plain if taken as it is. God did not withhold what
He wanted us, as individuals upon all lands and times, to know.


The Word of God Delivers
  Believes in the Son = Evelasting Life
Not Believe the Son = Not see Life

"For I have given to them the words which You have given Me;
and they have received them, ... ~ John 17:8


Christ Himself announced the completion
of what God wanted us to receive.


"He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges
him - the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day." ~ John 12:48


It is clear that observing what Scripture presents
is an integral part towards our individual salvation.


... as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life
and godliness, through the knowledge of Him ... ~ 2nd Peter 1:3


We are told that His word is sufficient in order to come to the fullness
that is in Him through His word. It is by knowledge in Christ that God
calls to each heart, and He calls us to life in godliness.


By the workings of God salvation comes
His Divine Power
Glory and Virtue calls
   Through the Knowledge of Him   

Life
Godliness

... "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed." ~ John 8:31

Jesus boldly states that following and obeying His words is what
makes one His disciple. Are we to be disciples of man or God?


Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ
does not have God. ... ~ 2nd John 1:9


It is the doctrine of Christ that dictates both salvation and or damnation.

... in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God,
and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
~ 2nd Thessalonians 1:7-9


If everlasting destruction is for those that do not obey the gospel,
should we not do our best to do what has been commanded by God,
over excuses absolving one from observing His delivered truth?


"But why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and not do the things which I say?"
~ Luke 6:46


Jesus Himself wants to know why we acknowledge Him, and then do not
adhere to the teachings He has brought to us. He wants us to do all the
things He has instructed for us in His word. Are you a servant of the Lord
or is there a schism in your thinking? There is no doubt in service to Him.


... "When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and that
I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things.
~ John 8:28


Reiterated several times is Jesus being through the Father.

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but
to us who are being saved it is the power of God. ~ 1st Corinthians 1:18


God sends His Son to die on the cross to save man, and this just sounds
foolish to the rational mind. However, through Godís own sacrifice, His
divine call rings out most powerful. One either comes to God or leaves
Him. His kingdom has no tolerance for the ambiguity of the insincere.


... "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And bring to nothing the
understanding of the prudent." ... ~ 1st Corinthians 1:19-20


God brought His own truth by example in the flesh. Concern and love in
the face of wickedness. To hold a forgiving heart over a condemning one.


... it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached
to save those who believe. ... ~ 1st Corinthians 1:21-22


Inhumane is why Jesus came to earth to wake those sinning with no
knowledge of eternal hope. He came in the stealthy shell of a man.


... Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. ... ~ 1st Corinthians 1:23-25

No greater act has had the redemptive power than the crucifixion of
Jesus exposing the foolishness of man and the righteousness of God.


... learn in us not to think beyond what is written, ... ~ 1st Corinthians 4:6

The Bible tells us not to go beyond what is written.
The worship of God is not a competition.


I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you
in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, ... ~ Galatians 1:6-8


... if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you
have received, let him be accursed. ~ Galatians 1:9


It is more than abundantly clear that God does not want
us to add amendments to His delivered word.


... by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from
the simplicity that is in Christ. ... ~ 2nd Corinthians 11:3-4


Even in the first century the warning came forth not to tolerate
different ways other than what Christ through His Apostles had delivered.
Does one really want to follow that which is contrary to the word of God?
In works and or beliefs, one can deny God if it goes against
His doctrine preferring something else concocted of man.


... that you may charge some that they teach no other doctrine, ...
~ 1st Timothy 1:3-4


If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words,
even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, ... ~ 1st Timothy 6:3-5


The warnings to stay with the delivered doctrine are to numerous to
just ignore or flippantly reject. His word was created timeless upon itsí
conception. To often men of selfish pursuits pollute the message God
would have us to have. There is a trend that sexuality is the fulfillment of
spirituality - that Christ loves you for who you choose to be no matter
orientation, one way or another, even if preference is for both sexes in
oneís call to satisfy innate desires. LGBTQ. Are we to accept animal
relations next, orgies at every corner? Blatant sexual freedoms abandon
true spiritual wisdom. Devotion to self or God does draw a defining line.
Tolerance taken to the extreme allows hypocrites, counter to God, to rule.
They scream they're godly but deny Him in works of the flesh. Read the
word. The flesh is a test exposing either weakness of character or not.
It is not anything goes and God calls for responsibility to His word and
repentance, not tolerance. This is why so many hate God, and not
faithful Christian recipients who carry His truth Ė ďThey donít hate
you, as they hated Me first.Ē People are drawn to the flash and
what caters to their desires and so Godís ways are ignored.


... note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine
which you learned, and avoid them. ... ~ Romans 16:17-18


Plenty of churches do not follow the teachings of Jesus and the Apostles.
Jim Jones claimed to be the incarnation of Christ as he sexually abused
his flock and led them to suicide. These self seeking ravenous wolves
stand for the lusts of man rather than the love of God. The young, and
especially lonely, fall victim to false doctrines all to easily, as it is the innate
nature of the soul to desire others. Our social structure is wounded at itsí
very core with parents that hate their children abandoning them to feasting
predators. We are a nation, world, challenged in loving one another. It is
how we desire that God watches closely. Desperation and fear can blur
the better judgement of common sense when being lured into the snatch
of man. It is Jesus Christ that has brought the light of truth into the world.
We need to follow Christ and not the whims of selfish men enmeshed
in earthly desires. In Him there is no deception.


If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. ... ~ 1st Peter 4:11

By meekly incorporating the word of God one grows.
It is a personal relationship He wills for each of us.
He commands that we spiritually mature.


Speak these things, exhort, and rebuke with all authority.
Let no one despise you. ~ Titus 2:15


Through knowledge we are empowered with the calmness of real truth.

His Word has Authority over all
Jesus has all authority in heaven and on earth
Jesus spoke by the Fatherís authority what to say
Jesus was sent to speak the words of God
Rejecting His words is that which judges one
Sinning & not abiding in Christís laws rejects God
Not knowing or obeying God in Christ condemns
Jesus asks why we do not do the things He says
Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God
Hear by Apostles not to think beyond written word
Anyone talks another gospel let him be accursed
Be careful not to tolerate different gospels
Withdraw from who do not follow the words of Christ
Speak as the oracles of God with the ability He gives

Darkness holds one word: Empty.

It is by the power of God that we are.

"God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."
~ John 4:24


True to Godís own nature, we too must
reflect truth from the core of our essence.


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


Life is what God has given and He offers it eternally to those that
overcome temptation; to those loyal carrying forth the burdens of living
here on the earth. It is the Spirit of Christ that we follow. We are currently
all under the authority of Christ and His Law in the Spirit of Life. He is what
will decide our fate in eternity. He welcomes all who will come but will
emphatically reject those that have rejected Him and His ways.


... we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God,
that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. ...
~ 1st Corinthians 2:10-13


God has revealed what He wants us to know
and it is up to us to receive it or not.


... till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge
of the Son of God, ... ~ Ephesians 4:11-13


Jesus Himself set up His church edifying various workers
to bring us closer to His truth in the fullness of Himself.
It is God that measures the hearts of man.


... He had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power
over unclean spirits, to cast them out, ... ~ Matthew 10:1


Jesus had the power to do as He willed on earth.
He commissioned His Apostles to have special and
extraordinary authority over the material realm.


"... he who receives whomever I send receives Me; ..." ~ John 13:20

Jesus delegated authority to the Apostles to further His wishes
and or objectives. This did not include the continuation of man
appointing subsequent men to have the same authority
as Christís original appointments.


God touches mankind
FATHER

JESUS

          APOSTLES          
↙   ↓   ↘

ONE BODY

"... if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart,
I will send Him to you." ~ John 16:7


Jesus proclaimed that the Helper would come after His physical departure.

"... I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds
from the Father, He will testify of Me." ~ John 15:26


This Helper would be a Spirit of truth sent forth
from the Father as Christís advocational witness.
Godís purposed plan for us to know Him has come.


"... the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you
all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you."
~ John 14:26


The Holy Spirit came to Christís Apostles giving them special abilities
to remember exactly what God wanted to convey to mankind.


"... when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; ..."
~ John 16:13


The Holy Spirit speaks directly from the Father who has full authority.

For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word,
and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. ~ 1st John 5:7


And the Word became 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. ~ John 1:14


The Word is synonymous with Jesus Christ Himself. In Him is the unity of
the Father and eternal Spirit. Christ is not just a prophet as minimizers
would have it; He is God manifested in the flesh as it is written.


Above our comprehension, God is One
Holy Spirit = Father = Christ = One

... Jesus ... sayings, ... astonished at His teaching, for He taught them
as one having authority, and not as the scribes. ~ Matthew 7:28-29


And they were astonished at His teaching, for His word was with authority.
~ Luke 4:32


... "What a word this is! For with authority and power He commands
the unclean spirits, and they come out." ~ Luke 4:36


Jesus maintains a Spirit of truth in all that He is. If one dismisses
statements and or instructions of Christ, it is a blatant case of denial which
will be more than condemning upon judgment. His word is the final word.
No excusing word created by man will replace His truth.


For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that
are on earth, visible and invisible, ... ~ Colossians 1:16-19


Since all is made through and by Him, our return is inevitable.
For those fortunate enough to maintain loyal hearts, may He find us
under the shield of His grace. With all that has been written, His
authority is undeniable for all those studying His revelations.


"Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now
commands all men everywhere to repent, ..." ~ Acts 17:30


Repentance and turning from unacceptable ways is key to anyone's
salvation. Works will not save us, but by a lack of them or a blatant
disregard to His call for good works will certainly be met with His wrath.
It is a fearful moment to ignore what He has commanded.


... "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ
for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."
~ Acts 2:38


Without the remission of sins the death of a sentient soul is assured.
For a spiritual rebirth into His kingdom, adherence to abiding in Him
is plainly stated. Will you come to the call with a steadfast spirit?


For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be
regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death. ~ 2nd Corinthians 7:10


"Remember therefore how you have received and heard;
hold fast and repent. ..." ~ Revelation 3:3


Our time is limited and to forget such grave Godly
knowledge can only lead to a detrimental outcome.


... Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father,
when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign
till He has put all enemies under His feet. ~ 1st Corinthians 15:22-25


To neglect the call to come will have dire consequences.
For eternal life to be seized, life in Him must be pursued. Will you
come to Christ? He will reign until time ends, and that is when the door
will close with defiant souls left behind from His presence, without Him.
We need to think and ask, why would God's authority not be necessary
where those alive would want to embrace His grace? The path
is narrow and not a carte-blanche for all types of worship.
Come, and wholly in thankful praise, believe to His word.


"... And I have the keys of Hades and of Death." ~ Revelation 1:18

Having the keys to judge all, and power over death,
is the most extreme definitive authority.


And God both raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power.
~ 1st Corinthians 6:14


By His authority we will live! If we turn from such
a great salvation there will be no excuse for eternal regret.


"... as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should
give eternal life to as many as You have given Him." ~ John 17:2


"For as the Father raises the dead and gives life to them,
even so the Son gives life to whom He will." ~ John 5:21


The master waits at the gates to eternity to welcome His children home.
It is Jesus who will judge us as to the sincerity of our hearts, and all in His
apparent absence from our immediate view. He will have mercy on whom
He will. Welcome will trumpet sure for all those who rise in Him. A new life
is coming for all, and the question is, are you preparing for His final arrival?
His arrival cannot be avoided even though discarded.


Salvation comes by Godís Authority over all.
The law of the Spirit of life in Christ makes one free
God has revealed truth to us through His Spirit
God calls for the unity of the faith measured in Him
His message is delivered to man to be received
The Spirit of truth proceeds from the Father
Holy Spirit taught & reminded the Apostles of Christ
The Spirit of truth is a guide into all truth
The Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit are one
With authority and power Jesus commanded on earth
Christ is the head of the body, the church
God now commands all men everywhere to repent
Do not forget that received & heard else ruin come
He has authority over all flesh & to give eternal life

Celebrate for God is Here!

Along the long and winding paths,
God has delivered knowledge which enables
wisdom to flourish for those that would have Him.

Darkness has nothing to come together with.
Darkness has no breath to live.




 

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