WHAT IS GNOSTICISM?

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WHAT IS GNOSTICISM?

First let’s look at what “Agnostic” means because someone who is a Gnostic is the opposite. Agnostic means: ag·​nos·​tic ag-ˈnä-stik. əg- : a person who holds the view that any ultimate reality (such as God) is unknown and probably unknowable. broadly : one who is not committed to believing in either the existence or the nonexistence of God or a god. : a person who is unwilling to commit to an opinion about something.

TO BE A GNOSTIC SIMPLY MEANS THAT YOU AFIRM THAT YOU KNOW. And Romans 1.27 has this to say about those who reject knowing (gnosis) God. “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

Gnosticism comes the word Gnostic and simply means To know and be known. There has been a large rejection of true Gnosticism because of the misunderstanding and wrong associations with what gnostic means. Gnosticism is a label given to essentially ALL of the New Testament  texts that were NOT included in the Bible canon for various reasons, and they use that label for real heresy symptoms that have Nothing to do with knowing/gnosis

Gnostic, from gnosis means knowing and is what leads us to knowledge as it pertains to scripture. It is central to the gospel so it is important to know how Gnosis and knowing works, because to correctly know something, means you took the time and the effort to understand something APART from what everyone else says. This one pleases God the Father.

2 Peter sats of God that “ as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, THROUGH THE KNOWLEDGE (gnosis) of (knowing) Him who called us by glory and virtue,

So first off we can see that “through the (by the way of) knowledge of God” by the word “through” indicates that “knowledge is a delivery method like a conduit for the very character and essence of God Himself to be passed to us as joint heirs with Christ. That as we reflect on who God is in the light of His Testimonies, to reflect upon His Glory and His virtue, that a transformation of our own nature takes place for us to share in His Glory and His Virtue right now.

What makes this all possible is this testimony from scripture that “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was (the Son of) God. 2 Word was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by Him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In Him is life; and this life is the light of men. 5 And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness does not comprehended it. 6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John (The Baptist). 7 The same came for a witness, to testify of the Light, for all who listen to believe. 8 John was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. 9 That was the true Light, which lights up everyone that comes into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and THE WORLD KNEW HIM NOT. 11 He came unto his own, and his own received him NOT. 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the children of God, even to them that believe on his name:

And from 2 Corinthians 3.18 that  “we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of YHVH, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of YHVH.

So with just these few verses we can see that knowing from “Gnosis” is key and central to the work our Father does in us to become more like Him. And that if we don’t know Him in the light of these testimonies, then the best we can do is to just be good people and the Gospel becomes worth-less and just another religion because there is a lot of other literature out there for us to try to be good people.

So we must first define what Gods word is by what has power to transform and transfigure us into His image.

And fellowship is a more personal method that our transfiguration takes place as we see here that “You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men; so that even what God has written in our hearts becomes His epistles. People can be that conduit method as well. That as we expound and reverberate our own transforming experiences, we share in the “all things that pertain to life and godliness” through each other. This is Gnostic and a true knowing God.

Paul said in Corinth that Now we have received, NOT the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God, for us to KNOW the things that are freely given to us of God . For us to know through knowing and knowledge = Gnostic and Gnosticism.
We can understand by this text that there are two classes of spirits for two types of Gnostic’s or knowings. Same thing.

And from scripture “But the natural man receiveth NOT the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness to them: neither can they KNOW them (meaning the things of the spirit), because they are spiritually discerned (with the mind where you in your understanding to KNOW.

And herein is the struggle for those who use their human reasoning skills verses being led by the Holy Spirit of God we call “The unction” “1 John 2.20” So that those who use only their carnal reasoning skills, cannot KNOW (gnostic) God correctly so therefor for them knowing God according to the Spirit stands in opposition by thinking that God must come back as a man some call a second coming Jesus (a phrase not found once in scripture). But we know that “flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit in-corruption (to which they argue). And our knowing this is naturally to be a Gnostic because that what Gnostic means.

So for someone to take a stance that un-canonized New Testament era texts are bad or un-approved because they are labelled Gnostic. It is done out of ignorance. And ignorance is not to mean stupid but that they’ve never really objectively examined Gnostic labelled text from a biblical perspective because knowing scripture is knowing God first then knowing your new self more clearly, not of who you were or will be in a next life but who you can be in the here and now by knowing God as clear as you can, as you adopt Gods truths about Himself for yourself to become more godly. For that is what it means to be godly, is to be more like God. And we can only do this through His testimonies and those who testify God correctly. For now we see through a glass, dimly; but then face to face: now I know (gnosis) in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known, (this is a Gnostic verse in scripture). This passage indicates that a transference of character and the “new person”  takes place through the transfer of knowledge or Gnosis about God. “For without faith it is impossible to please Him, for those who come to God must believe (meaning to know or Gnosis) that He is, and that He rewards those who diligently seek Him.

We can display a Gnosis or a knowing here from the beginning of creation here with Adam and Eve where scripture says. ”And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain.”  So we can understand with Adam and Eve that to know has to do with a transfer of genetic information to facilitate a birth. This is what being “born again” and “borne of the Spirit” is all about, a genetic transfer for you to be able to call God your Heavenly Father. Even as scripture“I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the Lord Almighty.” So we must take on His features. And because another name for the Son of God is “the Word of God”. And as we become more like the Son, we become more like the Father. This is how you do it according to scripture. And we’ve made ALL these points with the truncated 66 books, so that means people are without excuse and will be faced with answering for this to the Father.

In truth a genetic transfer is at the core of what knowing God is all about. Paul elaborates on this in the book of Galatians saying that, “now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known by God (like Adam knew Eve), how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements (as if the genetic transfer of being born of the Spirit is a visual) where unto ye desire again to be in bondage?

Meaning that the mirror we look into call scripture and the word of God, contains genetic information for us to assimilate in the spirit of our minds for us to become godly or god-like. Even as Paul stated in Romans 12. ”do not be conformed to this world, but be transfigured by the renewing of your mind, that you may know what Gods good, acceptable and perfect will is”.

That you adopt His things in this way for you to be qualified as being adopted into the Family of God.

And if you understand our transfiguration correctly, that it is the process whereby we take on our new self like Christ is right now without effecting our outside appearance. Even as 1 John states that “as He is, so are we in the world”. And however true it is that flesh and blood does not inherit the Kingdom, it is the spirit of the mind that does as we’ve just quoted from Romans 12.

And what about 2 Corinthians 3 says that “Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. And  we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed (by knowing Him by the WORD) into the self same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord. And this all takes place by what we’ve come to know and believe.

This is true godliness and not a religious form of piety and false humility as you sit and wait for another coming Jesus.

Did God or did He not “send His only begotten Son into the world, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life?

Then why is it that your ever lasting life comes later? That those who reject the true knowledge and the “Gnosis” of knowing God, why is it that they gather for the most part on Sundays and talk about another coming Jesus? Quite likely because they’ve rejected knowing God in a way that pleases Him and being born by Gods Holy Word and Holy Spirit as they converge inside of us to renew us in a way that is suitable for them because if they really liked the flesh then the flesh and blood would not have been ostersized from a true knowledge and convergence with God the Father now through “The Kingdom of God at hand”. And you quite likely do not believe that phrase either because you are still waiting for Gods Kingdom to appear in a way you can marvel in the flesh. But Christ said that His kingdom comes not with observation. And you forget the words of the Savior on trial with the Sanhedrin who questioned Him about when His Kingdom would appear and He denied not that He is a King (for He was born that way). He simple said “but My Kingdom is NOT from here. If it was my armies would fight for Me but My Kingdom is not from here.” Thereby disassociating Himself from that Jerusalem and and any such notion of a visible structure. However many don’t know that because they rely on the church authorities today that Christ would tell too. That “My Kingdom is not from here” of carnal and earthen components. Flesh and blood has no part but the re-spirited mind of faith does.

So of course being a Gnostic, which means that we have a knowing or Gnostic experience. And quite obviously to continue to feed the craving for the knowledge of God for our completion, we have to continue on in ALL THE WORDS OF GOD!

This we know. Amen. And maybe you didn’t notice but we did not use one Gnostic text to make our case. That should make you wonder what you are really missing out on.

So if someone is held back from all the counsel of God, their transfiguration is truncated and delayed if not lost altogether. Think about it, is scripture really only 66 books? Well maybe today for you but other cultures have had up to 94 accepted books. And what about rejected text by the Protestants (a word that means protesters) that they call the Apocrypha? That’s another botched up concept. And who ever gave King James permission to approve anything as if Christ needed his permission. Blasphemy.

Right before the cross our Savior told the disciples in John 16 “12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. 13 Howbeit when the Spirit of truth will come and guide you into all truth: for it shall not speak of its own; but whatsoever it hears, that shall it speak: and it will shew you things to come. 14 It shall glorify me: for it shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. 15 All things that the Father has are mine: therefore said I, that the Spirit of Truth shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

The “Spirit of truth” is more sure and secure than anyones authority on any sets of texts. But because the “approved” texts are trust worthy, we used only your bible to make ALL these points, so you decide.

So in conclusion, you can follow the mandates of men but then you have to ask yourself, who do you serve because God in all ages has had his people go against the status quo. We are each individually responsible for pressing to lay hold of the gift from God from the Christ in the bible. And He is the one who told us to go preaching that “The Kingdom of God it at hand”, attainable and within reach through the various testimonies. Have you entered in?

Sufferings and Persecution

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Sufferings and Persecution

Paul said “I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is lacking of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for His body’s sake (meaning us): This does not mean that Christs sacrifice of Himself was insufficient or that “At-one-ment” had NOT been made at the cross for Paul or anyone else to try to complete it, but to more clearly see how each one of us can apply our afflictions today as pertaining to our own maturation and to set an example for those who come after.

When Christ went to the cross for our sins, He successfully  paved the way for our crossover back to The Father. That “No testing of your faith has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tested beyond what you are able, but with the testing will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to stand under  it.

The cross is our proof that payment has been rendered for all our deaths, for the fear of death to be ineffective and inconsequential for us who believe. He paid NOT just for us alone, but for ALL of mankind and their ill effects including pain, (John 3.17) especially as it has to do with our fear of physical death. Which is really just a Faith in Christ who handled that for us. So this becomes our disconnect from the threats of the gods of this age by way of proxy. Meaning Christ was our substitute sacrificed on our behalf to free us from facing death.

The way we apply this is like all the other promises to us from the Father, through faith. We have no simpler form of reliability to offer to or receive from God anyway. Therefor faith is our access point and conduit to the Father. For “Now faith is the (invisible) substance of things hoped for, our evidence that there are things that are NOT seen. By acquiring this tge elders gained re pore with God”.  And “without faith it is impossible to please God: for those that come to God, must (first) believe that He is, and that He rewards those that diligently seek him” against any tangible evidence of His existence. 

It is because of these rewards that we get for “pressing in to lay hold of that for why Christ  has also laid hold of us”  By which we learn that when Christ at the cross endured, that we are instructed to “consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls (the part you keep). Lest you become weary too.

What we must ask here is that IF He did not pay for and absorb our penalty for sin, then how could his cross really be our payment, to give us consolation not to fear death? Because if we continue to fear death, then we really don’t understand what the cross is about and that His payment for our death frees us from the very threat and the consequences of death itself. Then of course go ahead and fear death and purchase the worlds products in an attempt to safe guard yourself against  the inevitable death and dying and see if that works, and ignore the very purpose of Christs death which effectually catapults us past that death and the fear of it, to now be able to “walk in newness of life” in the here and now because of Christ sacrificial death, in exchange for a new “life in the spirit” on the other side of death.

As a matter of fact, most people refuse to acknowledge our debt free gift of eternal life, to consider the concept of death as inconsequential and uneventful, of us being past the consequences of that death because He paid for it. And that was done for us to advance into our Eternal inheritance of life in the spirit NOW, and not at a second coming or the end of the world.

This is what it means when we say that “The Kingdom of God is at hand”. That “without faith it is impossible to please God”, and “faith is the (invisible) substance of things hoped for, our evidence that there are things not seen. This describes our keys to the Kingdom, on the other side of death and dying, of something to comprehend, apprehend and to “lay hold of” in the here and now. This is the gospel!

Kind of like if you inherited a piece of land. But if you still had to pay a mortgage. (mort means death, mortgage is a death by degree instrument), then you inherited death and debt that was due to another.  But if you then have that portion of that death instrument obligation marked “paid in full” for you to be free and clear of any obligation thereof. Then that creditor would no longer have any demands left due for you to pay. That you would enjoy the debt free gift from that moment on beyond the mort-gage (measure of death).

That is what the Gospel provides, a life without death or debt. But then if you ignore this gift to be counted as being alive “in Christ” and go back to making the proverbial mort-gage payments on a sin debt (which would be confessions and such) you have essentially forfeited your inheritance of a life past death by going back to pay the debt of dying with all it’s coersions and fears to keep yo here, and thereby insult the Spirit of grace. The one who cleared your debt (Christ) cannot be blamed  for your misery and wrangling against sin, guilt and death. But the man in the mirror can.

But because of Christs sacrifice of Himself, our obligation to death has been fully satisfied and been paved over, to never need to answer to it again. Paul calls this being dead (and unresponsive) to death and all its threats.

In this way The Cross of Christ is that “paid in full” declaration that clears you from all debts pertaining to death and dying, as seen further understood here from Romans 6.4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into His death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also can walk in a brand new life. (Like He lives now.)

And Romans 6.6-9 “knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. (No more payments to make) Death no longer has dominion over Him (nor us because He died for us and NOT Himself). 10 For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all (of us); but the life that He lives even now, He lives to God (EXPECTING US TO DO THE SAME THING 11 Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead to (have to acknowledge) sin, but alive  to God (by placing your hope and trust) in Christ our righteousness, meaning, right way of getting things done. Anytime our morale character is challenged, we point to Him.

And when your old person working off the old principles of sin and dying accuses you? Like Christ showed us to say “get behind me Satan for you are not mindful of the things of God but man”, because only Satan keeps track of that stuff as “the accuser” who gets “cast down” as soon as you apply the provision by faith by reiterating it as a profession of faith. This is how you activate that promise on your own behalf and NOT confessions.

Like 2 Corinthians 4.13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore we speak; for a thing to become true.

This is how ALL Gods provisions to us become real for us. Meaning that Gods completed package has been made available for you NOW! So, beware, lest there be in any of you with an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God (by disrespecting these promises and thinking this can’t be so); 13 but exhort one another daily (on how to apply these promises), while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of (the) sin (of unbelief to go back to your old ways). For we are ALREADY partakers of Christ by holding the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end.”

Now that you have seen with your intuitive perceptions, the true gift of Eternal life, which was given to us as a result of our debt PAID IN FULL and retroactive the moment you leave it at the cross. But beware. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

How can you go back to the weak and beggarly acts of repentance and contrition and self abuse and abasement, as though that can clean you better then “the blood of Christ through the Eternal purge your conscience from dead works (of confessionals and sacrifices) to (instead) serve the Living God’, to consider His blood a common thing?  And by doing so, do you think there will be another re-conning as though the cross was insufficient to satisfy the demands of death? before you can detach from the accusations and short falls of this age? That is a form of blasphemy!

So back to our opening statement when Paul said that “I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is lacking of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake (being a body of believers): That which is lacking for the body”, is only because of an imbalance of maturity of those who still fear death because death still has power over them because they are afraid of the pain of death. Paul showed them and us that persecution and suffering belongs at the cross! Paul was NOT making another installment for death as though Christs death was insufficient. That is blasphemy as well!

This is the lesson, and it is the strong who have led by example. And in this case, Paul had been tracked down relentlessly by the Jews. He had been beaten, flogged imprisoned and chased time and again. Keep in mind that he began as “chief among sinners” and “chosen last as least of the Apostles’, because he came from the brood of vipers and needed to be saved, thereby displaying what may be required from any one of us. But not so much us, but “Christ in us” because He bought that privilege with His blood. It pleased Him and it pleased the Father to do this because “He was stricken for us and on Him was laid the iniquity of us all. So we too can quit fearing and running, to stop and for each one of us to say too, that ” I (also) have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live (to protect myself), but Christ lives in me (to deal with my enemies and fears as He sees fit); and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith (trust and peace) in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. To preserve me blameless from the fear of sin and death, to then experience a fulfilled life in the Spirit before a physical death and departure from creation. That the threat of death and dying becomes inconsequential and a mirage or just a bad dream. And NOW we hope you are fully awake to the gift from God the Father of life in the spirit that we can realize, activate and own in the here and now, RIGHT NOW!

So our main point here is that every ill effect that we inherit from Adam and Eve and the spiritual death that they died for trusting another, are all wiped clean for us to be restored to what Adam and Eve had BEFORE trusting another through the wreck we call “the fall”. And because our trust is restored in the spirit of our mind through understanding (Romans 12.1-2( the exchange at the cross to “that which is from the beginning” we are raised back up in the spirit of the mind where the fall took place. And the only way this can be violated as believers in Christ, is if you fail to adopt these methods and to learn how to apply them NOW as the gift from God. The human body was NEVER the problem but your thinking was. Your body was the innocent bystander.

So we say “in your patience possess your soul”, as the only you that makes it through the fire. “For our God is a consuming fire.” Meaning that whatever you hold on to here and whatever attachments and entanglements you have here that you won’t let go of will burn you. They all create resistance and cause complications at your testing called persecution. For if you in fact have NOT learned how to “put off the body of the sins of the flesh” by faith (not the human body but a body of beliefs)” of doubts and fears and methods of self protection and “put on (trusting and believing) Christ” then your testing for departure will have you wrangling with your carnal attachments. So settle it in your hearts ahead of time because if you are Heaven bound, then there should be no reservations to keep you here because you understand that the outcome will be fully pleasing and all your fears have already been worked out on the other side before God ever said “Let there be light”. God is that thorough.

And herein lies the purpose of sufferings and persecutions in their many sorted varieties, your maturation. To test your carnal disconnect capabilities and purity of spirit as you face the fire. And for picture purposes, it is for you to understand more clearly your Heavenly calling. For this we have accounts like Shadrach, Meshack and Abednego who faced the flames of fire. That to those who were watching, they counted 4 men, and one of them was The Savior. And the other 3 were dancing and have a good time on “whose bodies was found no hurt.” It was because they were able to disassociate from their dependencies on Babylon. For if they hadn’t, that fire would’ve had a smoldering effect as it burned the dross, “but not a hair on your head shall be burned!” Is what we have been promised.

And that’s the point. Why? Because as we previously said that all the ill effects of our death was dropped off at the cross. When the Only Begotten said “Eli, Eli! Why have you forsaken Me?” The answer is, FOR US!! Meaning the pain and agony Christ endured was so that WE WOULDN’T HAVE TO! When you understand those cry’s of pain are Him taking them from you, then you truly no longer deal with the sin of unbelief because unbelief is the main obstacle for you to be able to disconnect from the various “FIG LEAVES” that you trust in that come in the forms of coverage’s from the gods of this age who have duped you into thinking they can save you from ANYTHING that threatens to harm you from anything when it comes to safety, wealth, health or life ending. And if you can get this point, and understand the payment rendered on your behalf, and if you can believe in it, why in the world would you insult the spirit of grace that covers you so completely against all loss and harm of those things that really matter. And we will punctuate this by saying “those who seek to save themselves (with their assorted savings and saviors of the world) will loose it (all of it) and those who give up their lives for My sake, will gain life for eternity.” This is a pretty good trade off. And the way that God causes our carnal disconnect we call “death of the old man” and “dying to the world”. We do this one tether at a time, one contract, one terms of service, and one entanglement at a time for us to come clean as we become dead to those service providers for the provisions though applying the promises of God we see in scripture.

Then maybe you can say like Father Abraham when some were trying to give him of the spoils of war and he said “I lift my hand to the Lord God possessor of Heaven and Earth that I will take neither shoes or a stitch of clothing lest you say YOU made me rich”. He considered the promises to be more of a safer place to be.

This is the process that separates the sheep from the goats. That the command to “come out of her (Mystery Babylon) My people lest you partake of her sinful counterfeits to receive of Her judgments for God has remembered Her (Mystery Babylon)”. “Then you shall be My sons and Daughters, says God”. 2 Cor 6

As for a persecution of the saints, there are many documented persecutions and however history  may present them in another light, those that went through those persecutions, likely knew this intuitively and spiritually made the disconnect. That the pains, sufferings and tortures that those bodies endured, was because The Son of God was in them on their behalf taking on that death from them. And just as a caterpillar does not understand the life and the flight of a butterfly (of what a caterpillar becomes), so too our association with the visuals of this age are a huge distraction and the reason we are giving you these transfiguration tools, is so that you are not found fighting for the things of this age that will all just be burned up  anyway. So go through the fire now by putting off the death instruments that promise you false protection for your doubts and fears of health wealth and life because “those who fear have not been perfected in love”, meaning the love of God. “Because fear involves torment” because fear is grounded in unbelief”. But we know Him who said “I will never leaf you as if to be forsaken”.

Here are a couple more verses for confirmation:

And “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

And For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds by Christ. 6 And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. 7 And our hope of you is steadfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so you are also of the consolation.

And “we see Christ, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; so that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man (THIS IS THE POINT). 10 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.

Because He takes it from you while you go through it. Think of the stoning of Stephen. Scripture describes Stephen, “and said, “Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!”

And “11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the GLORIES that would follow.

Because God is the Father of GLORIES, we are those glories!!

And  13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

And 13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan’s seat is: and thou holds fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.

And 6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.

Epilogue

Now then knowing these things, maybe it can be said of you too? 10 Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. 11 Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown (of victory I’ve already given you). 12 To those overcome, I will make them pillars in the temple of My God, and they shall go out no more. I will write on them the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God (not the silly counterfeit on earth). And I will write on them My new name. 13 “Those who have an ear, let them hear what the Spirit says to the ekklisia.”

The Kingdom of God is always “at hand” if you know what to look for.

Dividing of Times, Fear Verses Faith

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Dividing of Times, Fear Verses Faith.

We can understand that the dividing of times of the closing of one era for another brings with it a judgement. It is for the motivation of those driven by fear or by faith. That the separations of the goats and the sheep has to do with the polarizing factors of fear verses faith. Fear is the antithesis of faith. “But without faith it is impossible to please God, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”

Fear is the governing factor for those who don’t really know God and for the under developed in their understanding the Heavenly Father through the Gospel. It is because “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves (and opens the door for) torment. But those who fear have not been made perfect in love. That’s what God is concerned about.

So in order for God to initiate the separation process between faith snd fear, He activates the fear factor that reveals to each one of us our need for covering and protection. For us then to select our coverage provider or providers. In this way everyone is tried for each one to discover the weaknesses inside, then motivate them to respond to the Gopel, meaning The Good News. Or the bad news feeding tge fear factor. These become your God or gods.

The obvious response is the “I am” factor of self. That we being made in His image, then to be led by tge Holy Spirit to initiate our own determination, which is the ownership and responsibility for self. However with each one of us having weeknesses and short falls, we look to fortify ourselves by selecting protections against those weaknesses, that they create the fears to begin with. It is how we choose that is the division process of faith verse fear, and it is with our inner dialogue that we can discover the peace of God. And this one has faith and trust in the promises and provisions from God the Father and further understood in “The New Will and Testament”, where we learn of what we’ve inherited to possess now as a result of the death, the resurrection, and The Will of our inheritance that snuffs out death.

Isaiah describes those driven by and wrangling with fear like this “For the bed is too short to stretch out on, And the covering so narrow that one cannot wrap themself in it.

AndYour covenant with death will be annulled, And your agreement with Sheol will not stand; When the overflowing scourge passes through, Then you will be consumed by it. As often as it goes out it will take you; For morning by morning it will pass over, And by day and by night; It will be a terror just to understand the report (and daily news.” 20 For the bed is too short to stretch out on, And the covering so narrow that one cannot wrap himself in it.
For them there is no help. But for us we have this promise “If you love Me, [a]keep My commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another [b]Helper, that He may abide with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees nor knows, but you know Because that one dwells with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you orphans (without your needed provisions; I will come to you.”

But for those who have a polarized view against the promises of God made good in our day to learn of and implement? Then for them to stand seemingly alone (without the gospel) to fend for themselves? They have this from Jeremiah;

And “For the Lord spoke thus to me with [a]a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people because I told them. “Do not say, ‘A conspiracy,’ Concerning all that this people call a conspiracy, Nor be afraid of their [b]threats, nor be [c]troubled. 13 The Lord of hosts, Him you shall hallow; Let Him be your fear, And let Him be your dread. 14 He will be as a [d]sanctuary, But a stone of stumbling and a rock of [e]offense To both the houses of Israel, As a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 15 And many among them shall stumble; They shall fall and be broken, Be snared and [f]taken.” 16 Bind up the testimony, Seal the law among my disciples. 17 And I will wait on the Lord, Who hides His face from the house of Jacob; And I will hope in Him. 18 Here am I and the children whom the Lord has given me! We are for signs and wonders in Israel From the Lord of hosts, Who dwells in Mount Zion. 19 And when they say to you, “Seek those who are mediums (medias news-casters) and wizards, who whisper and mutter,” should not a people seek their God (for the good news)? Should they seek the dead (of those who do not know God) on behalf of the living? 20 To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. 21 They will pass through it hard-pressed and hungry; and it shall happen, when they are hungry, that they will be enraged and curse their king and their god, and look Heavenward. 22 Then they will look (again) to the earth, and see trouble and darkness, gloom of anguish; and they will be driven into darkness.

Why? Because they reject the saving and helping plan in scripture of the one who says “I will never leave you or forsake you”. So if you are forsaken, you either left God or you never entered in to obtain the promises. We have the writer of Hebrews who tells us of those, who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness,, stopped the mouths of lions, and obtained promises.

And the promises obtained have more to do with a promise you hold on to for later. To obtain the promise is the fulfillment of the promise to acquire and impliment the thing that is said at the moment you believe in the time of need. That is the test of faith. Just look at Adam when questioned by Satan saying “has God really said?” This is where Adam fell. Snd it is through our similar testings that we ressurect, or arise above the challenge. So that just as the need immediately arises, your defense is your confession of the promises you have stored up in yourself to wage the battle of whatever boogie man you face. “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

And “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the [a]wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of [b]the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;

And for those that reject this? “22 Then they will look (again) to the earth, and see trouble and darkness, gloom of anguish; and they will be driven into darkness.

Essentially what you have hear is the mother of all fears and the end of the world. And however obvious it may seem to be that things can get really bad really quick. The urgency is to get right or get left, not speaking of politics but as the Father said of the separation of the goats and the sheep has to do with being in Christ or not. Everyone will face this challenge, because this is where you can be further driven by fear of draw closer to the Father to understand His promises to take care of you in your short falls of self preservation. This is your need for something bigger than yourself to which many draw upon the tools from the gods and corporations of this age and buy into their saving programs, be it health, wealth or quality of life. Be it by finances snd savings, by promising health long life snd happiness, all the while those agencies are robbing people blind of what is really important and that is Eternal life. This is why Christ states in the book of His Revelation “you say that you are rich and have need of nothing, but you don’t realize that (in My eyes) you are poor blind and naked.

And if one could start simply with this simple little promise, to hold onto it, recite it and use it in the time of need, that the gospel of Christ tells us that He will never leave us or forsake us and scripture says to “receive the engrafted word which is able to save your souls”. And if your soul being the core of self and the only thing you get to keep if you can recover it from tge robbers of souls, who keep oeople spellbound and occupied by their barrage of commercials offering services and providers of temporary safety measures that are designed to drain you of any real life as shown here by the Prophet Jeremiah “Moreover you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord: “Will they fall and not rise? Will one turn away and not return? 5 Why has this people slidden back, Jerusalem, in a perpetual backsliding? They hold fast to deceit, They refuse to return. 6 I listened and heard, But they do not speak aright. No man repented of his wickedness, Saying, ‘What have I done?’ Everyone turned to his own course, As the horse rushes into the battle. 7 “Even the stork in the heavens Knows her appointed times; And the turtledove, the swift, and the swallow Observe the time of their coming. But My people do not know the judgment of the Lord. 8 “How can you say, ‘We are wise, And the law of the Lord is with us’? Look, the false pen of the scribe certainly works falsehood. 9 The wise men are ashamed, They are dismayed and taken. Behold, they have rejected the word of the Lord; So what wisdom do they have? 10 Therefore I will give their wives to others, And their fields to those who will inherit them; Because from the least even to the greatest Everyone is given to covetousness; From the prophet even to the priest Everyone deals falsely. 11 For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of My people slightly, Saying, ‘Peace, peace!’ When there is no peace. 12 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? No! They were not at all ashamed, Nor did they know how to blush. Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; In the time of their punishment They shall be cast down,” says the Lord. 13 “I will surely [b]consume them,” says the Lord. “No grapes shall be on the vine, Nor figs on the fig tree, And the leaf shall fade; And the things I have given them shall pass away from them.” ’ ” 14 “Why do we sit still? Assemble yourselves, And let us enter the fortified cities, And let us be silent there. For the Lord our God has put us to silence And given us water[c] of gall to drink, Because we have sinned against the Lord. 15 “We looked for peace, but no good came; And for a time of health, and there was trouble! 16 The snorting of His horses was heard from Dan. The whole land trembled at the sound of the neighing of His strong ones; For they have come and devoured the land and all that is in it, The city and those who dwell in it.” 17 “For behold, I will send serpents among you, Vipers which cannot be charmed, And they shall bite you,” says the Lord. The Prophet Mourns for the People 18 I would comfort myself in sorrow; My heart is faint in me. 19 Listen! The voice, The cry of the daughter of my people From a far country: “Is not the Lord in Zion? Is not her King in her?” “Why have they provoked Me to anger With their carved images— With foreign idols?” 20 “The harvest is past, The summer is ended, And we are not saved!”

At the end of it all let this not be said of you. That the time of salvation, of being saved from the perveyors of fears and the services they provide to cover you in your various shrtfalls and fears, that looked elsewhere then the promises of our Heavenly Father to take care of you.

Throw off your providers snd services they promise you becsuse of tgese things comes tge wrath of tge lealousy of a loving God who gave His Only begotton Son. That whosoever believes in Him (trusts and adheres to tge New Covenant promises established by tge desth of His Son to activate it, shall not perish but have everlasting life”.

This whole time our heavenly Father says to us “Let Me be your dread, let Me be your fear, but the bed is too short!!.

Psalm “sing aloud from your bed

and whenthese things begin to happen rejoice because you redemption draws near.

This is The Gospel. amen