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In the Bible New Testament, after the testimonies of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John is the book of ACTS. Often thought of as acts of the apostles, the Greek word used for the word acts is Praxeis which is given for great feats of great men. But one view of acts is that it served to stimulate the word of God as the persecution of Christians by the Jewish authorities caused the believers to scatter wide and broad.
Acts: Thought to have been written by Luke and generally accepted as such since the gospel of Luke was addressed to Governor Theophilus, as is acts. ( see Acts 1:3)
In the book of Acts we discover the little known teaching of Jesus called the “Way.” Paul, once known as Saul, was seen to persecute the Christians who followed the teaching of Jesus, called the “Way”.
“Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest and asked for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take then as prisoners to Jerusalem.” (Acts 9:1-2 niv)
If you have read other of my articles of sharing, You may have heard me talk about this, “Hidden Wisdom” called the ‘Way’, well that’s the main point I’m sharing! If “We Christians” are ever going to communicate as Christians we are going to have to learn to know what is talked about in common to Christians.
Now I’m not talking about the Life Death and Resurrection of Jesus, or Sounding like an Evangelist. And I’m definitely not trying to brain-wash you into an autonomous android; but you must read…
“I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought.” (I Cor. 1:10 niv )
Jesus is the way, the truth and the life!!! In person, as revealed in the Holy Spirit to those who walk in his Way, so that they may come to where he goes to be with our Father.
The disciples were assured by Jesus that …“the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.” (John 14: 23-26 niv)
It is His Mind, His emotion that we are to be united with perfectly.
Now when we read this verse in its entirety we can see that the words were the words of the Father and that they would be ‘Remind’ed to us in the Spirit. And most importantly in these verses we see the importance of our Moving to obey his teaching, so that the Holy Spirit can be enabled to teach us all things, and … “Bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” (John 14: 26 KJV) (I like the way this version says the Holy Spirits revelation is something that we remember in scripture tied to our personal experience through a ‘remembrance‘.) But don’t forget our need for Moving to obey his teaching.
And of our need for reading the New Testament Gospel. The Words are Truth and they were from the Father and delivered in the speech given unto us by his only begotten Son Jesus.
Word by powerful Word, Jesus spoke them for the Father for our mutual benefit. And the ‘spiritual’ quality of the Word becomes apparent when they are brought into ‘remembrance’ through the Spirit; and “acknowledged” by us as being True, applies to everyone equally and does no harm to our neighbor. (II Tim. 2:24-26 KJV) Then, once acknowledged and seen in Truth of Love we are given the chance for choice being given to choose whom we will follow. From there we are given to abide by our decision of submitting to the ‘Way’ of our remembered scripture reference until our transformation is completed step by step, with the final step a total transformation in the blink of the eye.
These steps of “remembered” truth and loving alternatives submitted to in the Way of Jesus is seen of God, our Father as one with us through Jesus.
Let me say that again! These steps of “remembered” Truth and LOVING alternatives submitted to in the Way of Jesus is seen of God, our Father as one with us through Jesus.
This Love ‘revealed’ in ‘discernment’ of Spirit kicked ‘remembrance’ of scriptural Words given to us in the Bible New Testament and Old, is part and parcel to our foundation to believe by faith. For “The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through Love.” (Gal. 5:6 niv)
Then, while on his way to Damascus, Paul was blinded by Jesus and given to know that it was Jesus who was being persecuted in his followers of the Way. (Acts 9:5)
After Paul’s encounter with Jesus HE was led into town as a blind man. An infliction of the Lord that was given to him so that Jesus was able to remove it by the prayer of a follower of the Way. A disciple sent by the Lord and expected by Saul, whom I’ve been calling Paul, because he was told by the Lord, “In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight.” (Acts 9:12 niv)
Paul was to become a servant of the Lord and a teacher of the Way of Jesus. “A work which you will by no means believe, though one were to declare it to you.”
The Way Jesus walked and talked, became the Way the Apostles walked and talked, became the Way Paul walked and talked. And the Way we are to walk and talk also.
Which is why we need prophets to open our eyes to the understanding of scriptures roadmap of the ‘Way’ of Jesus. Why Paul declared he’d rather be gifted to prophecy than speak in tongues unless he had the gift also to be able to interpret tongues. (I Cor. 14:18)
Not everyone will believe, “but spoke evil of the Way.” and many caused commotion about the Way because they earned their living making idols of the gods that others believed in and bought until they began turning away from the false gods to seek the one True God.
Because of the lack of believers in the groups of people who heard the Word, with the idol merchants prevalent bad mouthing of the Way, the disgruntled masses were added to, and they were easily swayed in masse by fear in the fore-telling of retribution from the gods. And like any frightened and angry crowd they turned to persecute Paul.
Paul was now persecuted by the same masses that he had supported in the persecution and stoning of Stephen, a disciple of Jesus who was filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the condemnation of the chosen who choose to not believe in Jesus as the Messiah.
Paul too would have been stoned to death had he not been rescued by some Roman soldiers who stepped in to arrest Paul as a rabble-rouser, but soon saw that the commotion was over religious differences and that Paul was a Roman citizen. Still, Paul was arrested.
A safe way for the Roman soldiers leader to rescue Paul from certain death, and so that the commander can pass the buck on what to do with Paul to the Governor Felix.
Governor Felix was a married man, married to a Jewish woman called Drusilla; and as such he was a man familiar with some knowledge of the Way. And would be able to judge Paul for himself.
Paul was more than happy to confess before Felix, “ I confess to you, that according to the Way which they call a sect, so I worship the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the Law and in the Prophets” (Acts 24:14 NKJV)
According to the Way, Paul worships God and believes in Jesus…
I want You to see this!!! According to the Way Paul worships God and believes in Jesus. This is NOT saying that he believes because that is the gospel good news…,that we must believe because we are told to believe in Jesus and that if we do so we are doing so ACCORDING to the Way? NO!! but we say we believe because ACCORDING to the gospel we are to believe in Jesus. The Way doesn’t tell us to believe in Jesus.
The Way is an instruction of how to repent correctly. And when we repent correctly, keeping within the scriptures guideline, then we will, with the help of the Holy Spirit, find the Truth in relation to our questioning and SEE the Loving alternative to submit to until it transforms us. Just like you would repeat something until it became a way of habit; only here the habit has understanding.
Some of the sin’s reason for being is easy to see, whether it be a worry, riches and/or a pleasure, whether it is impatience, mean spirited, or envious; or boasting, or proud, selfish, easily angered, evil, or delights in evil.
But the change of character has to reach deep and eradicate the deep seated personality that covers the Way of Love. And that takes time because there are many Truths you are needing to find in yourself. Are you boasting about something? Are you envious? Why!
Finding out that you are acting like some Brute, being selfish, easily angered, laughing over someone eases hurt…is hard to face. Call it pride or call it sin, it doesn’t matter. What we must seek out is what are the Loving alternatives to the unloving attitudes we harbor? THAT is what we submit to! That’s how we turn from sin and turn towards God.
In the book of Hebrews verse 10:19-24.We read:
“Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”
Yes! Because Jesus rose from the grave to live in and with God the Father, we who receive the living Spirit of Truth in and of Jesus, have been given the privilege and blessing to know Jesus and the Love of the Father in and from Jesus.
If…you walk in the Way!!!
If not, if you are indeed born-again and have the Holy Spirit, but have no knowledge of the Way , you will still be saved. But only as one escaping through the flames!
(I Cor. 3:10-15niv) “By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should be careful how he builds. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, his work will be shown for what it is, because the day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man’s work. If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward. If it is burned up, he will suffer loss; he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames.”
There are many Evangelists that use television to reach their audience outside of the packed coliseum they are using to host the meeting. Trying to teach you How to Walk like a Christian…when all they are really doing is telling you How to ACT like a Christian! They are not even aware of the Way of Jesus.
Do you know the Way? Are you in “Remembrance” of “Acknowledged” Truth and Gods Agape Love?
Have you understood your freedom to choose whether to submit to live in the transformation of God’s Love found in your walk in the Way in and of Jesus…Or are you still using the tried and proven way you have been able to repent of that, only to cause harm. Yes, we are told of the need to change and what to change into but not how to do it other than to lie to yourself and ACT how Jesus would have acted. ITS NOT AN ACT.
It’s a transformation of attitude based on the submitting of our way to be one with His Way in the Agape Love revealed by the Holy Spirit as we walk in the Way of Repentance that now becomes unto us a solid foundation in the “remembered” Truth in the gospel.
And of the Way…it is given understanding in God’s time as long as you are still striving to find the answers of Truth in your continued effort of walking in the Way of love and truth found in your continued repentance of the sin that so easily besets us. So you will still have to Move yourself to walk in the Way.
But then that’s written in another article of teaching you HOW to do it.
To my Christian family,
I believe the time is short for the world as we know it.
I see the age of world unity coming of age with a congress defeated by the vote called for and by President Obama. But they call it ‘organization for action.’
I believe an attack on American soil will bring the war home to our lives and know that in the end times as written in Revelations that the end would be so devastating that two thirds of the world will die and only a remnant of the chosen will live.
Who will live and who will die as anarchy lives to enslave us? Indeed that is “IF” we are actually in the end times. I do not know. God hasn’t told me. And all of my comments are just that, comments. What I believe other than the Bible’s Word of Love and Truth is just an opinion or consideration from my point of view.
If you have the ability and means to prepare then the time is now! You could have about 3 yrs. (Or more if I’m just worry-wort.) But much less before the times of terror begins. In a little over 3 yrs. Hence it’s possible that two thirds of the world will be dead and Christ Jesus will return.
I pray that you will find yourself well cared for to survive to see this event. And then I pray that you have found your salvation in Jesus in time.
Friends, I call you friends because that is who I would have you be towards me and anyone else who proves to be in the family of Jesus. Especially so!
Today at the First Presbyterian Church in San Diego, at the food line, there is a very ignorant preacher who likes to talk to us before we can eat at the once a week place to eat.
He seemed to think the people eating there needed to know that Jesus has felt their every pain and loves us to his death and ever lasting kingdom. And that some how they can feel the love of the caring of Jesus and take comfort in knowing that this pain too, was nailed to the cross of Jesus.
Now I know that this is an emotional way of thinking of Jesus; but to say that maybe we can take comfort in knowing Jesus suffered the pain first for us…misses the entire understanding of Jesus.
Jesus is one with the Father. And the Father is a Spirit and is Love. Jesus, remains with the Father as he was from the day he said I AM. Because of Jesus Resurrection, He can now send to us his comforter. With proper actions in our walk in the ‘Way’ we will grow to experience the acknowledgement of Truth and Love, in the alternatives to the motives for our sin.
So you see we weren’t meant to find solace in the death and suffering of Jesus but to know the Joy in the spirit we have sparked in the Love of our Heavenly Father.
You were meant to find God. Whether you want to or not, without God in the world there will be death and suffering. And to prove it to us we are walking into it in these end times.
An ungodly world is out there and it’s Christians against the devil and his followers. With a hundred million fallen angels helping to stir the pot of death and disease, it won’t take long to flee for our lives. Unless you are prepared.
To all Christians:
The first three and one half years saw a world become self aware in the consciousness of the people. Nations were going broke and we could relate. Our concerns of the vote, of family, of seniors, of the disabled, of the freedom we have found in the concerns of others; even if it was of a questionable nature.
All amidst the turmoil was mixed in with the politics, the sound bites of anti-christ, cut welfare, children killed, economic collapse, end of the world.
And Now? Today? If we are to live in an evidence based life what are the evidences?
President Obama signs the top most beam of the worlds tallest building with the same words used in the tower of Babel. Coincidence, or act of defiance?
President Obama has a following of voters intent upon change according to majority.
President Obama’s ‘Team’ are always keeping their voters involved. From volunteering to clean up the environment with “Martin Luther King’ celebrants.
President Obama’s Team says that the voters will change the way the law works.
Are there other evidences? I’m sure there are. And when I look back at the election I remember that a lot of republicans voted for President Obama. Why? It was clearly detailed that the Republicans wanted to close down the “Welfare” programs and Medi-Care and Social-Security were on the chopping block. While the BIG Money grabbed up all the wealth they can get. And it seemed as if the greedy tainted the republicans so much that they had NO-CHOICE but to vote for who they claimed to be the anti-christ. But it seems to me that the wealthy are pulling the strings and that satan is in control of the riches of this world. And if President Obama is the anti christ it seems like the strings are making it a shoe-in. And he isn’t one bit worried. Next step remove the opposition. Become a one voice/one world government.
So it seems and most likely so it is. But where are we in the middle of it all? Has the ‘End’ snuck up on us and of events to come? Will Pres. Obama be assassinated and then raised up by The supposed to be God but will only be an impersonator the anti-christ; who will want to be idolized and kill all who won’t?
Will his constituency become the first of the new republic’s officer and police? Will the European union take out the middle east threat and will the third world war be started by the same country that has started the other world war’s, Germany?
Who knows, I don’t. Yet while I tend to believe it all and see it all as a great big delusion based on self reliance and personal strength with no allegiance to God; it’s really just an escalation of violence.
So while I do tend to believe we are living in the end times and the churches are being led by the blind or a book bible study by someone other than a true teacher of the word; I still feel like there is time to come to know Jesus. Know him by his Love and his Word of Truth.
You need Jesus. Now more than ever before. Knowing the Love of our Father God through Jesus by way of revelation of acknowledgement in the Word of the Holy Bible.
Through this Spiritual enlightenment comes understanding of Gods Love in His Righteousness, and we acknowledge it. Such discernment can be deep meditation or whimsical in the simplicity of Love. But the coolest thing about what the Love of God gives us in the understanding of life, is the ability to see the knowledge shared, and when it is truly ‘seen’, Gods Love is known!
And when its not. Sadly the churches are in a bad state of knowledge. They honestly don’t get it. That the Way of true repentance reveals the Love of God and is evidenced in the heart, and where the instruction in repentance is seen in the rewards. As well as the Bible.
I’m still concerned for your collective welfare, I wish that you all lived in San Diego and subscribed to my MB3P Co-operative healthcare plan. Then I would be enabled to take steps toward our mutual well-being.
I feel hopeless in the world, my hope is in Jesus. While the demons of satan gear up their puppets and the end rushes in like a freight train gone wild I can only hope that you have someone strong to help you.
I still offer to answer any of your questions concerning the Way of Jesus. If I can be of help showing the door of hope to you in Jesus I would be honored to do so.
God be with you
In the name of Jesus,
Recently I went to a local First Presbyterian Church Bible Study class in San Diego…
Have you ever heard of the book called The Purpose Driven Life? Well, the same author wrote another book and this class was using that book and it’s study guide as the material to study.
Asking the group are any of you wanting to understand the teaching of Jesus? Yes, they answered we all are. Then, I said, why are you doing a study of this book written by a known quack who doesn’t even know the Bible and thinks paraphrased bibles are as good as the real thing?!
When they refused to put that book down and hear a true bible study using a real Bible they backed away and told me to try a different study group.
Wow…okay they we’re obviously purposely ignorant and I couldn’t introduce them to Jesus in the Bible the way Jesus taught; so I left the group to seek out the other group in another room.
I found it being led by the preacher man “Will” and when he started preaching by telling everyone that they need to renounce sin like they would in repentance…turn away from your sin 180 degrees and you can come closer to God in the Bible. I thought okay that’s okay tho’ it’s definitely borderline. (You need to turn away from sin and don’t do it – AS YOU WORK YOUR CONTINUING REPENTANCE AS IT IS MEANT TO BE DONE!)
But when ‘Will’ said that by renouncing your sin and digging into the Bible for God’s answers to sin, as found in the verse sections for dealing with sin, you will become more spiritual. THEN, I Had to stop him and say that he was wrong. That the repentance of the new testament IS NOT the same repentance he teaches from the old testament. And that his teaching is not the gospel teaching at all.
Why, he just stood there and rejected any other teaching at the time; that he would see me at another time.
To cut to the chase I had to leave that group too. I couldn’t remain in a study that taught psychology and erroneous teachings instead of the Way of Jesus.
I knew he didn’t know the Way of the teaching of Jesus by some of the things he said earlier at the pulpit. And I thought I would try and set him right, but found a dead end.
FOLKS!!! If you want the Truth of God and Jesus all you need is a bible, a REAL Bible, either the King James Version or The NIV bible. And you need a good teaching prophet.
Read in I Corrinthians chapter 14 and see that teaching prophets are the norm for learning the Way of Jesus. Unless you know it. By the ’gift of prophecy‘. Or through the Knowledge of God’s Righteousness found in the Agape Love of God our Father.
When you find a teaching prophet ask him what he teaches and he should say the ‘Way’ of Jesus. If he doesn’t then he doesn’t know it. If he says he teaches what the bible teaches ask him what teaching it is and again if he says anything other than the ‘Way’ (which is ‘walked’ in continuing repentance OF “repenting by finding the Reason for it and then ‘acknowledging’ the Way of Love in its alternative, then submit and abide in it until it ‘transforms’ our mind. ) then leave him and look elsewhere for the true teaching of Jesus called the ‘Way’.
Listen the teaching of the ‘Way’ is a spiritually discerned teaching found in the bible. I can show it to you and have you see the truth of it but if you don’t do it you will lose it as it was given to you when, to keep it means you have to ‘acknowledge it’ after first finding it in your work of repentance.
Most think that by calling repentance a work it is contradictory to the saying faith by works is no faith. When That’s not it at all… ‘Repent and believe the good news’
Is in the bible and it means that you need to repent to believe the good news. When the bible says ‘Repent and be baptized’ it is saying that when you repent to the ‘acknowledging’ of the truth and Agape love, at the same moment you make the acknowledgement God will Grant you the Holy Spirit of salvation.
Because repentance is an ‘effort’ of discovery it represents our desire to change and when we seek out the ‘Way’ of Truth with Love to be our choice of choosing in our change up then in truth it becomes the way of our transformation. Made possible by the Spirit of God given to us when we prove our sincerity in wanting to know God over satans deceitfulness. Thus it is a gift.
You see verse says:
“For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.” John 3:20-21
That’s why it is so patently obvious that any teacher of the gospel either knows it or not. If he knows it he saw the ‘light’, if not then the love of God found in proper repentance is never taught and thus never found except by piecemeal and that very hard. Add to the ‘natural’ abhorrence of ‘Truth’ in the flesh caused by original sin, the misdirecting teachings of psychology or books by authors that are proven ridiculously uninformed, then you make for a hard, very hard learning curve.
Read my other blogs on the ‘Way’ and on God’s love and see the truth then start walking in the Love found, acknowledged and submitted to until it transforms you by the renewing of your mind.
My Conversion (After-Word)
…I blacked out and in the black out I saw clouds, a picture frame of clouds with a ladder running in the middle, top to bottom, and on the last two rungs of that ladder Two arms from elbows to hands, clinging as though they were beginning to climb. Then I could see again and everyone in the group was like a family to me and I was filled with an intense love so strong that I found myself walking down the hallway without any recollection of leaving the group, and I looked on the walls, the floor, the bars all in a funk of intense love.
That’s the exasperated version of the real life incident that came to be the work of salvation in the Spirit of God through the most Holy Jesus. I was born again. But I didn’t know it! As I walked down that hallway in the grip of God’s Love at least two counselors remarked to me that I glowed like a ripe tomato, what happened?
After the second remark I was able to ask myself what happened how did I get this feeling; and after thinking I might lose it I asked myself: Can I get some more? And instantly it left me and I wanted it back in the worst way and can only ask myself how did I get it in the first place. Thus began my climb up the ladder in the year 1979.
Six months later in an entirely different place, Chino California State Prison Reception. I wore out my welcome at the state hospital at Patton and this was where they sent me to finish off my two year sentence, 15 months of which was done at Patton State Hospital.
When I got there they told me I can only keep one book and as much as I wanted to keep the Book: ‘The Mystic Path to Cosmic Power’ by Vernon Howard; I kept the New Testament NIV Bible, that My friend Willi sent to me along with the other book, but I felt that she would want me to keep the Bible.
After settling in my two man cell, about a week, I was left alone while my cellie went to an appointment in the classification process. I was reclining on my bunk reading my Bible and as I read Mark 10:15 Some Thing Fell off my eyes with a click and THumPed onto the bed! Whoa!!! I jerked up and looked at my bed. Nothing!?
Well I was mystified but never the less went back to reading my Bible and when I re-read the last verse I saw what it meant, and it wasn’t what I was led to believe by the answers given by pastors!
From that point in early 1980, to the year 2006 The ‘gift’ given to me that long ago night is now known to be the Gift of Prophecy.
And from that day the Bible began opening up to me to understand like never before. But don’t think that it was all easily learned, oh no! Growth was only given as I continued in my repentance and learning to “acknowledge” the Truth in/of Jesus while letting go of what ever of my old knowledge, that was proven to be self-centered and blind to the Way of God’s Love.
This entire process took me until the year 2006 to be seen in its entirety; but when it was it set me free. From beginning to end it took me about 37 years. Yet that is a good time limit since the Bible says that it can take up to 41 ½ years. Or in other words an ‘Hour’ of God’s time which when 24 hrs. are divided into 1000, (the number of years in a day) then we get 1000 DIVIDED by 24 = 41.66
This is from the verse: “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.” John 4:23 niv
This may seem a hard lesson to swallow, I guess if I had been told that Jesus sets me free in about 41 years! Then I might not have had the desire to fight my sin. Buts lets be clear on this…being given the Born-Again spirit was fast!!! God was waiting for me to overcome my anger and find the Way of Love in Truth. When I did this in ignorance yet knowing that my anger was wrong, God saw my effort and result and granted me his free gift that was to be the means of my salvation and then waiting for me to ‘see’ the meaning of verse according to His Way, he saw it before I did and quickly gave me his gift in the spirit, the gift of Prophecy given to comfort, strengthen and encourage the church with words of Truth and Love.
While I was living out the next 37 years going in and out of prison, over and over again; ignorant of how to stop my sinning weakness, I never-the-less continued in my efforts to find and acknowledge the truth in God’s Way of Love.
Six more prison commitments making it a total of seven times since I was saved, and only when I had finally saw the Truth of Isaiah 30:20-26 that we can live in the Truth of God’s Love whether we do good or bad, that it is a choice we have to make! Then I saw the light of reason in the love and truth of God and chose God.
It’s important for you to see what I’m saying. It was my own struggle with sin and finding of the Love of God in the Truth of Jesus that showed me the way of forgiveness for others. How can they escape their sins if they don’t even have the Born-Again Spirit or the gift of prophecy? Unless some one shows them the Way.
And even more important than that is the stand of my brother’s and sister’s in Christ…First Corinthians says:
“Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.” I Cor. 1:10niv
What mind and judgment is Paul talking about? Look to verse I Cor. 2:12-16 where the mind and the judgment is seen to be the Mind and Judgment of Jesus!
That so called “Hidden Wisdom” revealed by the Spirit to those who love God. And just so that you think you’re love for God keeps your heart true, it’s not our love that we need to have but God’s AGAPE Love. The only love that you need to find in the alternatives to your sins excuses.
Today, I travel from church to church offering to share the Way with the churches, since it is the only way I know how to recognize my true brother and sister in Christ. It’s hidden nature is only revealed to the repentant heart that seeks God’s will over their own.
It takes effort long and tedious but overcoming the sin is job One! Getting our life right is job One. Stopping the downward spiral is job One. Quitting the pain of confusion is job One. Finding the Love of God isn’t looked for but is found in the answer of truth.
Most of the churches refuse to let me share this teaching of the Way with their church congregation. To them I’m too puffed up with my own importance, and I sound as if I think I’m better than them. At least they say so, not me. I know I’m not better than them, just sure of what I’m talking about.
You are to be commended for being diligent in your study of God’s word and in the application of that knowledge. You are also to be commended for desiring to share what you have learned with others. Having said that, I believe that there is a problem with your approach in trying to “teach” what you believe, especially within the “church”.
First of all, you disregard the leadership authority of the local “church”.
3 Here is a trustworthy saying: if anyone sets his heart on being an overseer, he desires a noble task. Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect. (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?) He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil. He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil’s trap.
Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity….The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching. For the scripture says, “Do not muzzle the ox while it is treading the grain,” and “The worker deserves his wages.” Do not entertain an accusation against an elder unless it is brought by two or three witnesses. Those who sin are to be rebuked publicly, so that the others may take warning. I charge you, in the sight of God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels, to keep these instructions without partiality, and to do nothing out of favoritism. Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, and do not share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure. Stop drinking only water, and use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses. The sins of some men are obvious, reaching the place of judgment ahead of them; the sins of others trail behind them. In the same way, good deeds are obvious, and even those that are not cannot be hidden.
Second of all, your approach to teaching comes across as being proud and harsh rather than humble and gentle.
You come across as a self-proclaimed prophet/teacher who knows it all, with a very strong sense of the importance of your knowledge and yourself as a teacher.
Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. We all stumble in many ways. If anyone is never at fault in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to keep his whole body in check.
Now about food sacrificed to idols: we know that we all possess knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up. The man who thinks he knows something does not yet know as he ought to know. But the man who loves God is known by God.
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
Last of all, you disregard the importance of trust and open communication that is based on relationships.
It is often said that “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” teaching within a local church is based on trust relationships that are developed between the church leaders and the church family.
But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him. For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the one we are the smell of death; to the other, the fragrance of life. And who is equal to such a task? Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, like men sent from God. Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, like some people, letters of recommendation to you or from you? You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everybody. You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. Such confidence as this is ours through Christ before God. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. He has made us competent as ministers of a new convenant-not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder, a witness of Christ’s sufferings and one who will also share in the glory to be revealed: Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, serving as overseers-not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.
Humbly in Christ
San Diego Japanese Christian Church
May6 22, 2012
There is what this pastor gave to me as he forbid my sharing of the Way with his church. But let not the total blame for his decision be his, for he himself is an appointed pastor, subject to the rules of the Parent Church.
Does that make him innocent of rejecting the word of God as expressed through a prophet, a self-proclaimed prophet at that? No but then will God allow his word to be rejected because of church rules? I don’t think so.
Today it is three days after Christmas, on that day in May I quit attending his services, but I remained in the bible study with more hope of sharing the Way as we began to study the book of ACTS, where Paul tells us:
“But this I confess to you, that according to the Way, which they call a sect, so I worship the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and prophets.” Acts 24:14
It’s taken time, and yet the following letter was given to me by the same pastor…
Well, that‘s embarrassing, no letter. Why? During the bible study he admitted that his idealistic approach to sin was not as revealing as my more practical steps shown to be the Way.
Even one of his Missionary pastors said that he saw the difference in that he was use to preaching about the sin for 50 minutes out of the hour and how to over come sin for only 10 minutes when it is important to teach them how to overcome the sins.
That is the problem with the churches teaching, they spend 50 minutes of the hour talking about sin and the last 10 minutes telling you how to be born again so that your sin can be washed away. And then they only tell you to believe by faith. Blind and full of doubt, lacking any understanding or Agape Love to feel in our heart.
The sin you do will resurface when you are weak and can’t repress it any longer. Will power is weak….but replacing sin with the choice of submitting to the love in truth found in your sins motives alternatives doesn’t require will power to resist but only requires us to choose whom we will follow and abide in…the confusion of blind faith or in the understanding and love acknowledged in the Truth.
My friend, the Way is an easy way but takes time and a change of mind. But the rewards are fantastic…confident assurance in your faith because real faith expresses itself through the agape love put in our heart. Walking with love in your heart a word in your mouth and friend to all. After all; ‘A friend is a friend before you ever meet them.’
Take your time and read other of my articles for the Way, and about Jesus. But please read the bible and do take it serious that your soul is in jeopardy. Don’t rely on your blind faith taught to you at church, find your own proof that God is not a liar. ‘Cast the Plank out of your eye first, then, you will see clearly to cast the speck out of your brothers eye.’
I would like to say that the San Diego Christian Church found the true value of The Teaching of the Way, but he didn’t. I can do nothing but wipe my feet off as a witness against him. But not just him, but those he talked to and those that he answered to. But for his congregation, I am saddened that they will never know what I have been forbidden to say: There is a way that seemeth right but it is not the ‘Way’ of God.
I pray I won’t have to shake off the dust from my shoes against you. Even so, we are who we choose to be. I choose to be more of what I AM in Christ Jesus. Thank you Father.
A Collection of individual quotes of wisdom
From the selected worksbyJ.J.
1. John 1:1-3niv says,
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…”
Remember in the beginning there was only two! The Word and the Spirit of the Word.
2. To know God’s Agape love requires that you find it in the Spirit of Truth that is in/of Jesus. Jesus was the spirit of Truth in God the Father when he said “I AM.” and his life, death, and resurrection makes it possible to know him and the Father in him by his Love.
3. The knowledge of understanding and the depth of insight found in God’s Agape Love are our witness of belief in Jesus because he taught the Way to come to him through knowing and acknowledging God’s being of love and truth.
4. As you walk in The Way of Repentance unto God’s Love and Truth, you begin a work of transformation. In essence you are learning to put-off the old man, corrupt according to its deceitful desires; and to putting-on the new man created to be like God in True-Righteousness and Holiness.
5. When you are able to acknowledge the way of love and truth and choose to submit to doing it, you will begin to grow in the fruits of the spirit. This “Transformation” is how we put-on the new man, The Mind of man/God: Jesus
6. You will have ample time to indulge in your worldly pursuits; what child doesn’t rebel from his Father, only Jesus; and he speaks in our behalf, always intervening for us claiming his blood has paid the price for our sin, and holding on to us so that none of the chosen will be lost; enjoy life, but when the need for love in your life draws you back into the movement of repentance, don’t let the world trouble you so that you make excuse for your attitude, don’t resist striving again, for as many times as it takes; seek out the cause, root out the motive, find the reason for why you sin and acknowledge The Way of Love as your desired goal. Put-it on! Abide in it until it transforms you and becomes you in a controllable way; then enjoy the joy of life’s True Agape Love.
7. All of our sins that we commit to are based on our desire to satisfy either a “worries, riches and/or pleasure.” The Emotional desires!!
These in time devastate our lives and we realize we need more than just emotions; we need understanding to give us a firm foundational stance in the Lord. Many people who are given the Blessed Holy Spirit of God, and know His salvation by the new-birth, so wonderfully experienced; later worry that they have lost it because they have lost the feeling so evident of God’s forgiveness, given when they first believed. A true understanding of God’s Way of doctrine will eliminate the doubt lack of understanding generates.
8. The church-body in Christ is in need of understanding and depth of insight so that they can recognize each other. Many wolves in sheep’s clothing are lurking in the church-congregation. As we enter into the final steps of the end-times, knowing how to “test the spirits” will become more and more significant to our continued safety in a world gone crazy in the search for killing Christians.
9. You, if you claim to believe in Jesus, claim to walk in his love, you NEED to know His Mind and his Judgment!!! Without it and your claim is proven false.
10. Wisdom does not come from surrendering your will to God, but from finding the loving and truthful alternatives to the reasons for your sins; sins being committed, keep you from looking, finding and choosing to submit to the Agape Love revealed to you by the Holy Ghost, so that you may acknowledge it, do it and be transformed by it. Thereby acquiring the knowledge firsthand on How to: “cast the plank out of thine own eye first, and then, cast the speck out of your brothers eye.”
11. Not knowing the Way of God’s love we fake it with our human love of eros, epithermia, storgee, or philio; and end up believing by blind faith that we are good Christians when we couldn’t be further from the truth.
12. Yes you can resist sin but it does nothing to eliminate it. Only by looking at the reasons for it can you allow the Holy Spirit to show you a loving and truthful alternative Way to submit to. Once you submit to and abide in the acknowledged Way of love in truth, you will begin to transform your mind into the mind of Christ. And the scriptures will begin to make sense.
13. When you reach out to someone in peril to help them overcome the tormentor of decision, you can teach them to question their reasons for desire, then they can choose to move in change. Or not…after all, God doesn’t make us choose whom we will serve, he only delivers on his promises, and lets us be responsible or irresponsible.
14. Agape love comes from God only as we find it and submit to it and transform our lives through it. And in that love are we able to lead or help our fellow being.
15. Listen!!! Growth in the spirit means coming to know the way of Love through the many acknowledgements, submissions, and transformations…NOT by the rejection of sin or of sins desire. We are ALL Sinners!
16. In finding the love of God through Jesus as I repent, and submitting to, putting-on, abiding in, being that which I want to be a part of, in time and continued choosing to being, I become it! Transformed by the renewing of my mind and spirit. This is the way we worship in spirit and in truth as we are given to worship God; established through our continuing efforts of repentance.
17. Love increases with the choosing! And is “always” the end result of adding to your faith, goodness; to goodness, knowledge; to knowledge, self-control; to self-control, perseverance; to perseverance, godliness; to godliness, brotherly kindness; to brotherly kindness, Love. [II Peter chapter One]
All we have to do is have Love and Truth as our guide and as our goal!
“Love does no harm to its neighbor.” and “Truth applies to every one equally”.
18. What you do not want is someone who says they are a Christian and believe in Jesus by Faith. They like to use the analogy of faith being like a light switch. Avoid this type of Christian, they are ignorant of “The Way” of repentance, and are usually well versed in the religious dogma of their church.
19. look at real Faith…
John 17:25-26 “O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.”
20. Jesus reveals the Love of the Father to us!!! How? When we look for the True reason for why we do the sin we don’t want to do, and look intently into the perfect law of Love for an alternative, and DO IT!!! Then, we are seeing God, for God is love.
21. This love increases with our choosing as we continue to repent from our sinful ways; and our FAITH, which: “expresses itself through Love;” [Galatians 5:6] is FOUNDED!!!
“Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things unseen.” [Hebrews 11:1]
The substance of our hopes in heaven where we will know God’s love fully is believed because in the small measure of faith that we have been given, (only Jesus was given the full measure of faith), we see that love increases; hence, in heaven where I will be a full measured son of God, (adopted) I will know his love fully where now I know only in part. [I Cor. 13]
And evidence of things unseen…Jesus is unseen, when we see him we see the Father! They are one! By his love. This is our faith!
22. It serves God’s purpose that the same way we find Jesus, is the
same way we grow in Jesus. IN A WORD: REPENTANCE.
These quotes from a collection of “worksbyJJ” articles are given to inspire and educate you to the fact that there is a world of “Hidden Wisdom” to be found in the scriptures. Yet to find it takes your commitment to finding it by putting to death the misdeeds of the flesh. It involves setting aside whatever beliefs you have so that you can acknowledge the word of wisdom revealed. The Truth that Jesus is the Christ-messiah is the final word; if you are not a christian and subscribe to a different belief then you will fight this conclusion and suffer for it. As you come to discern the truth of the gospel you will be able to find even more understanding and then you will know me as your brother in Christ Jesus. In Him, J.J.