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“Who is the Lord Jesus?”

A prophet of the Hidden in Christ Jesus

“Who is the Lord Jesus?”

A “WorksbyJ.J.”

 

[Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version “NIV” copyright ã 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of International Bible Society. All rights reserved.

NIV and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States patent and trademark office by International Bible Society.]

All other scripture taken from the King James Version, unless otherwise noted.

 

2peter 2:2niv says,

 “Many will follow their shameful ways and bring the Way of Truth into disrepute.”

 This verse talks about the false teachers and preachers of the gospel, spreading false teachings and making up stories. It also talks of true Christians who still do things in the world that others look down on and think that they wouldn’t want to be saved if it means living like the Christian who upsets them by their actions.

It’s hard to know them from the real preachers and teachers of the Word…IF you don’t know what to look for.

Did you know Jesus spoke only what the Father gave him to say…well guess what, Jesus also says: “I am in the Father and the Father is in me.”

Who is Jesus Christ? And even more important: How can I know he is real?!

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.

The Word was alive!

Every Word of God is life. The Word of God is also known as Truth, and the Spirit of God is also known as the Spirit of Truth. Thus satan is a liar with no Truth in him!

There was no Jesus, God the Son, just the Word and the spiritual life of that Word.

God thought of and found the meaning of his spiritual life in the Word of Truth. Without which there is no life but that which is given by the life of God.

By the Word of Truth as the source of his Spirit of life, the LORD God became “I AM”.

Thus God became the Son. He is Still the Word with the Spirit of Truth giving him life; but now separated from the eternal Word of life that gave him life and a body of his own. Yet he carried over the fullness of Spirit as his own. The bible says, “I was set up from everlasting,” proverbs 8:23kjv

And having found himself born out of the Word and the Spirit, he bowed to and honored the Father from which he came. Yet he was essential to all of creation because he spoke what the Father formed in thought, into being.

This communication was possible because the Word was communicable. And when the Father communicates the Word, not only is the understanding of Truth revealed but we also experience the Love, (Agape) of God for God is also Love.

To know this love is to know God. Of course no person can view God in the fullness of his glorious love until after the time of the final transformation, so God only allows us a measure and calls it faith.

With this measure we can experience God in the Spirit of Truth and know the Word of Truth with understanding and love, and all the fruits thereof.

But this depends on you.

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.

And faith? Simple, when you are able to acknowledge the Truth in/of Jesus you will be given the Spirit of Truth and with that you will be able to experience the Love that the Spirit of Truth reveals in the Word according to the measure of your faith. Then you will truly understand that faith expresses itself through Love.

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.

This Way to knowing Jesus by our faithfulness of finding God’s truth and love was established from the beginning of time. And praise God that Jesus, God the Word the Son, gives us his invaluable gift of Spirit when we confess our sins and accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior. With the beauty of it all being whether we are born again or not we all are born again when we walk in the Way of Truth and see the Love of Truth.

IF we walk in the Way…

Most of the preachers and teachers of today talk about love but only point to verse or describe it emotionally, and they like to tell you to believe by faith…‘just have faith in him you can’t see, because the Bible tells us to.’

Then they change to another topic or story, teaching the lies of the churches, of raptures and a triune God…how Jesus stepped out of the Father as if he had always been there as the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. But then that’s robbing you of understanding and putting stumbling blocks in front of you.

Don’t you get tired of it?

You must walk in the Way of Jesus where shame and sin are removed by us as we acknowledge the truth of the motives behind our sins and the love of God is found in the truth discerned: Causing an increase of transformations of our minds and actions. Or if you are not yet born-again it will happen first then in continued growth we will increase in our transformations.

How??

Luke 10:22niv says,

  “All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son (Jesus) is except the Father, and no one knows who the Father is except the Son AND those to whom, (Christians), the Son choose to reveal him.”

John 17:25-26niv says,

    “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”

And Galatians 5:6niv says,

   “For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor un-circumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.”

 So you see, the commonly given speech about having faith and believing simply because the bible says we need to have faith in the unseen, and its Jesus that is unseen, but Jesus himself tells us to believe in him because he reveals the Love of the Father to us.

The ‘Way” is the only teaching you should be walking in, whatever you are doing you should be doing it in the Way.

What is the Way?

“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 (with God’s Love) to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.”  Heb. 10:19-22niv

What is this Way…what is this ‘Hidden Wisdom’, what is it that is given the many names of praise: the way of understanding, the way of holiness, the way of Righteousness, the way of love, the way of truth, and the way of repentance?

I fooled you though it has many names only one is descriptive of what we must do. It’s called the way of repentance. That is what we must do on a continuing basis. Do that right, not like the churches have taught you of turning away from sin 180 degrees…that’s old school. You need to do it according to the New Testament teachings…that’s New school!

Do it the right way and the scriptures will open up to your discernment and understanding in the Love of God; thus proving Jesus lives.

Even though you can’t see him, though sometimes he might reveal himself personally, most always it’s through the Agape Love of God.

That’s what he said. You don’t have to believe it just because the bible says it, but you can prove God’s Love and come to discern the scriptures of truth.

I hope you read the other articles here on this site, especially the teaching called “The Way and how to do it.”it’s your responsibility and you can neglect it to your shame; you might have been told that you can always accept Jesus if it ever gets that crazy, (and it will), but the truth is there will come a time when the Spirit of God will be withheld and the world will demonstrate the total destruction possible in a world without God the Father and his Spirit of Truth, also known as Jesus.

 

In Him,

J.J.

“When I was converted”

A prophet of the Hidden in Christ Jesus

By

“WorksbyJ.J.”

 

I was 25 yrs. Old. I had been arrested…again. It was my “problem”…again.

Was I never to be able to overcome the desolation of my childhood caused by the nurse who molested me?

I went from being the all american kid to become a troubled exhibitionist. I hated myself. Yet I wanted answers to my confusion that expressed itself by my exposing of myself.

Why did I do this? Why couldn’t I stop? Prison, County Jail, state hospital…I’ve run the gauntlet of degradation.

Yet, somehow I always trusted in Jesus. I didn’t understand the Bible; churches taught me to believe by faith. Faith being, the result of believing without seeing; without being given a supernatural sign. But I’ve had signs, miracles even.

Still the questions and self-doubt remained. I was the walking wounded. My “problem” as I called it, was the source of self-hate and confusion. So when I went to jail for exhibitionism, called Indecent Exposure, I begged for help. And I got sent to Patton State Hospital.

There I got busy asking myself the questions I thought I needed to ask: Why?

And so it was that one day as I attended group, I found myself getting mad at the guy speaking. Knowing that I might not be able to keep myself from punching the guy, I turned my chair away from the group.

“What are you mad at Mr. Truett?” The counselor asked. I should have known I would be asked, but at the time I was just too mad to see straight!

Yet the question being asked of me got me to thinking, what was I mad at? I didn’t know.

Even if it’s true as stated in the Bible: “Man’s anger defeats God’s Righteous purpose.” at that time in my life, I wasn’t aware of it, nor of what I was to do with it.

How do you get rid of anger like that? I didn’t know because I didn’t know why I was angry in the first place.

When I started asking myself, why was I angry, I had to face the biblical truth that I couldn’t hold his sins against him or God would hold my sins against me. Yet I was still angry.

This is really unusual with me. Normally I am hard to get mad…I accept life with a laugh, as I am often told, when it hit me! This guy was telling of his sins and smiling! Much like I use to laugh a bit nervously when I would talk of my own sins.

I saw myself in him!!! Instantly I blacked out. In the black out I saw a picture frame of clouds with a ladder running top to bottom; and at the bottom were two hands grasping the last two rungs of the ladder.

When I could see again, everyone in the group looked like family, and when I left the group I left in a cloud of awe and wonder as everything I saw glowed with Love.

That day was the day of my conversion into the family of God.

 

In Him,

J.J.

Why every church needs a prophetic teacher

“Why every church needs a prophetic teacher”

by: worksbyjj

 

            “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 you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.”           I Cor. 1:10

Contrary to the organized teaching in the churches, that the one teaching is to believe by faith which is to say – you believe blindly because faith that is seen is not faith; is wrong because faith is of the substance and evidence discerned in the spirit; and hence is not blind at all. One finds this unacceptable and usually moves on to another church that can give him the answers he seeks, and not just some blind mumbo-jumbo.

And so he should! When I attempt to explain :The Way, of true worship to others, the ones who have their belief in blind faith are the ones who have the hardest time accepting the truth. They are also the ones who refuse to move and find the substance and evidence of true faith, thinking that belief is simply a choice of will.

This lacks spiritual discernment, knowledge, understanding, proper judgment, and the Agape love of God the Father; without which we cannot believe!

John 17:25-26

“ O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee; but I have known thee, and             these have known that thou has 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.”

Luke 10:22

            “All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son             is, but the Father, and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son             will reveal him.”

And then Galatians 5:6niv

“For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availed any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.”

All of these loves are of God’s Agape Love, and they are discerned as:

(rephrased for clarity; using the NIV version of the original kjv that reads: “charity vaunted not itself,”

The key words in this verse section compilation are “thinketh no evil”. Now none of us ‘thinketh no evil’ and according to the Bible we will only know a measure of faith and hence we are guaranteed to think evil according to the measure of faith we don’t have!

Which is why Romans 12:3niv says:

“For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not             to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly,             according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.”

You see we must learn that according as God hath dealt we all have only a portion of the totalness which only Jesus knew.

But what do we know?!?

According to measure God gave one man one talent, to another he gave three, and still to another he gave five. And when he returned he had an accounting with the man he gave five talents to and the man said look you gave me five and I have earned five more; the man with three claimed to have earned three more, and both were praised and given even more. To him who has even more will be given. But to him who sat on it, to him who buried it and had no increase, it was taken and given to the man with five talents, and the one with nothing was cast out to the outer darkness where there is the gnashing of teeth.

UNDERSTAND! To each measure whether it be 0ne, three, or five each is to find the fullness of that measure in faithfulness, a fruit of the spirit. All of which are listed – “…is love, joy, peace, ;longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” Gal. 5:22-23

Again a list that can only be lived according to the measure that God hath dealt AND that YOU have filled up into the measure of spirit in you! That’s what is expected of each and every one of us who “…hath set to their Seal, that God is True.”

There’s only one way we can accomplish that aside from a sincere prayer in Repentance, and that’s by walking in the True Way of Repentance. And for that word of instruction you need one of either two kinds of people, those that love God, (yes that’s Agape Love.) and those whom are given to be prophets.

And that is where I come in.

In Him,

J.J.

My Conversion afterward

A prophet of the Hidden in Christ Jesus

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. (For the Bibles description of this born again experience read Acts 4:32.)

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.

Take for example This last church I attended, The San Diego Japanese Christian Church, pastured by Mr. Ichibei Honda. Here’s what he had to say before he got to know me and the word I share…

 

Dear JJ:

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”.

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

Ichibei Honda

English Pastor

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 Japanese Christian Church found the true value of  The Teaching of the Way, but they 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.

In Him,

J.J.

One answer to the question

A prophet of the Hidden in Christ Jesus

by: worksbyjj

 

[Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version “NIV” copyright ã 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of International Bible Society. All rights reserved.

NIV and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States patent and trademark office by International Bible Society.]

 All other scripture taken from the King James Version, unless otherwise noted.

 

Quotations taken from “The Watchtower” Aug. 1st. 2009 Edition.

“Are all religions good?” No!  That was an easy one.

But!!! In this article it was but a prelude to introducing a field of thought that the Jehovah Witness Church wants to captivate your favorable response to, a conclusion based on the Jehovah’s Witness belief orientation.

“Do all roads lead to God?” This one is easy, but because they took the question and tied it to verse…

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”niv (Matt. 7:13-14)

They throw confusion at you – “Was Jesus really saying that some religions lead “to destruction?” Or was he teaching that only unbelievers are on the broad road, whereas those who believe in God – no matter what their religion – are on the narrow road that leads to life?”

There is a road map in the Bible that shows How to find this small gate and narrow road that probably doesn’t even have a street sign. But the roadmap names the route we must take – “The Way.”

Jesus is the way, the truth and the life… More on that as we move along….

Clearly only true born-again believers can walk the Way so as to find the small and narrow road. But to add in, “-no matter what their religion-” is a sure sign of the inability of the JW’s to believe correctly. The Way is not a religion you can pick to say what your itchy ears want to hear.

All who find the Way of the small gate and narrow road, don’t just believe in God the Word our Father in Spirit, they walk in the knowledge of His Love (Agape), and the Understanding of His Truth in Jesus.

And yes, there will be many false prophets. Nice of you to point that out; in life we often warn others against what we don’t want them to find out about ourselves. Jesus, however, said it as a warning which means that only he knew the True teaching. A claim only God the Word Jesus could make.

Again, Jesus is the way, the truth and the life…He knew the Way and his substance was of the Way. Hence if you are walking in the Way, you are walking according to Jesus teaching and you are walking in the spirit of the person of the Way. This will become clear as we move along.

The Jehovah’s Witnesses however don’t believe in the godhood of Jesus and cannot accept this conclusion and have warped the meaning of verse to suit their own beliefs. In the verse given above depicting a narrow road the believer must walk, there can only be one doctrine truth that enables a person to be able to walk on it, and in it!

“There is one body and one spirit–just as you were called to one hope when you were called–one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.”niv (Eph. 4:4-6)

Now let us move on to page four, but before I do I would like to comment on your use of different Bible versions. The New Century Version of Matt. 7:15 is acceptable but, Today’s English Version of Matt. 7:21 is not!

We used an NIV earlier, let’s compare these two in verse.

           “Not everyone who calls me ‘Lord, Lord’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only those who do what my Father in heaven wants them to do.” (Today’s English Version)

Next: the NIV

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”niv

Now look At the differences. The Watchtower wants you to see what the Father wants you to do; while the NIV shows what the Father wills you to do.

Elsewhere, if memory serves me correctly, verse says that no one can come to God unless God wills them to come to him. And how would some one who was willed to come to God, come to God? Only by walking in the Way that leads through the small gate onto the narrow road. A Way that is in and of Jesus. Looking at verse we see the Truth of the matter.

“For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.”niv (John 6:40)

Are you looking to the Son by walking in the Way in/and of Jesus?

Out of thousands of false doctrine teaching churches, how do we choose the right one? Does one exist? Yes “IF” they are using the Bible and being taught the Truth of the Bible as revealed by the true teacher, the Holy Spirit, or by an end-time prophet. Many of the different Bible Versions allow for this. But Paraphrased Bibles are notoriously inept to do so and so is the “New World Translation Version” put out by the Church of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

In their own literature, (i.e. The Watchtower, Awake, etc.) they tell you that “IF” you don’t read this accompanying literature, you will revert over to common Christianity. Thereby declaring that the Holy Bible, with or without a true teacher, is not enough.

A true Bible translation is all you need, but if you want to use other Bible Versions for comparisons of verse, you can. I recommend that the best Bible to get is a “composite” Bible. Specifically one that has The King James Version, The New International Version, The Amplified Bible Version and The American standard Version all on each page of verse. And in my considered opinion, you would do well to reject: “The New World Translation” Bible put out only for those who attend the Jehovah’s Witnesses Church.

Now lets consider the last verse used in this “Introduction article” that is being used to lay the foundation for your acceptance of the remaining article’s teaching.

“A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit. A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot produce good fruit.” (Matt. 7:17-18 Contemporary English Version)

Just what are the fruits of the believer? Galatians 5:22-23 says,

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”

But The Watchtower says: “Consider just three of the good fruits that the Bible says would identify the good tree.” and on page five, and the first of the articles given after this introduction article, “they” The Watchtower ‘religion’ of The Jehovah’s Witness, promote as a good fruit…

  • First: “High Moral Standards.” which include teachings on Marriage, Divorce, Sexual Morality and Courageously upholding Bible Standards among its members.
  • Second: “Brotherly love” shown by how we act in time of war, politics and prejudice.
  • Third: “Respect for God’s Word” expressed by the non-use of religious titles, nor the worshipping of images or idols.

That’s it…the three so-called fruits of the Jehovah’s Witnesses vs. the fruits of The Spirit as given in Galatians 5:22-23.

As you can see, this publication that takes it upon themselves to teach God’s Word doesn’t even use God’s Word. They promote fruits of ideology, inferring it would be an ideal Godly world if we uphold their standards of morality, brotherly love, respect for God’s Word; and yet don’t even know that a fruitful Christian is a mature Christian. One who knows how to produce People whose will in life is to walk in accordance to the will of Jesus; having His thoughts, will and emotion as their own!

Isn’t that what we were talking about? Learning to walk in the Way of the roadmap that is given in the Bible that allows us to find the small gate and narrow road that leads to life.

How clever of them to obscure the Truth of Scripture with their emotionally charged topics that have no bearing on the Way How we can overcome them or any other such emotionally charged topic one might pick.

How confusing you will be for blindly groping in the dark of not knowing what to do to be a “believer” walking in the Way that leads to the small gate and narrow road beyond, that leads to Life.

How do we flee from sexual immorality, (sin), How do we repent from our sinful ways of the flesh so that we can have an abundant life or a Marriage made in heaven?

No one is perfect. That’s true except for Jesus. He was and is perfect in every instance and He stands before God the Word our Father in Spirit, in heaven making intercession for our sins and claiming his blood as the atoning sacrifice for our sin debt of death. Making our spirit renewed and one with His spirit, drawing us closer and closer into active oneness with Him. Having His Mind, His thoughts, will and emotion. (Amplified Bible 2 Corinthians 2:15-16)

We are not to worry about following the do’s and don’ts of Bible example, we just need to walk in the Way of God’s Love, which is found in the Truth that is in and of Jesus.

To try to come into accordance to Bible standards by practicing the standard without any growth of Understanding, without any repentance that gives revelation of God’s Love to submit to and abide in until it transforms us, is empty of the Truth. And it’s downright impossible to do.

This is why we must watch out for false prophets and teachers in the churches. God wants followers of his spiritual word. People whose will in life is to walk in accordance to His own will; having His thoughts, will and emotion as their own!

“The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man’s judgment: for who has known the Mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him? But we have the Mind of Christ.”niv (I Cor. 2:15-16)

Jesus becomes the Focus of our belief because he lived the Way of Truth unto life that God the Word our Father wants us all to come to, without which there is no other way to come to God except through Jesus.

This is something the Jehovah’s witnesses don’t know how to do. They don’t believe God the Word the Father is the same God the Word Jesus. Nor do they understand how it is we “…put-on the new self created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.”niv (Eph. 4:24) they don’t even want to! They would rather fake it!

 

This is why Jesus is not in their hearts nor are they able to “…be transformed by the renewing of (their) mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will.”niv (Romans 12:2)

This is why they disavow Jesus the Word God the Son as being anything more than just a common man and prophet, much like the Muslims. They fail to see God, Father or Son, and warn of false prophets and their false gods. Hence they use their false bible standards as a trophy of accomplishment, and to give it a quasi-validity, they manufacture their own bible version; changed to suit their lies of doctrine.

Had you used their words “want” you would never have seen God’s “will” in verse, nor of Jesus’ importance. You would still be trying to live up to the do’s and don’ts of the letter, while failing to resolve them in the spirit. The letter kills but the spirit gives life!

Developing your spirituality is the way of the “Way“, and in it are the fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

From these fruits come the ability to flee immorality, repent from our sins and have a truly loving marriage. That’s our faithfulness in action through choice and submission, abiding and transformation, aware to the life of love in Truth.

Spiritual choices need spiritual discernment. That only comes as we come into our own by the transformation of our minds and know the Truth that sets us free to walk in God’s “Agape” Love.

How do we do this? If you have been reading my articles you would have an idea of how this is done; yet I will show you the Way again and hope that you will discern the truth of it.

First, Jesus tells us in Matthew 7:all

          “…3 Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?”niv

This is very important. Not only to what it leads to in verse five, but because but you need to see what a plank and a speck of sawdust is.

They are a single sin related incident identity. A fancy way of saying they are the same sin identity. I call you a thief, I’m a thief; they are the same, but when I look at your thievery all I see is the appearance. But when I look at my own incidental thievery I see reasons for it. I need money for my rent, to feed my family, to buy my drugs, my whatever!

Suddenly I’m not such a bad guy, if only I didn’t have this addiction, vice, or desire for life’s “worries, riches and/or pleasures.”

A Plank…definitely a plank. We weren’t so generous with our “passing of judgment” on the other guy now were we? We didn’t consider his reasons for sinning.

That’s why Jesus said:

“You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”niv (Matthew 7:5)

The “Hidden Wisdom” in this verse sees that this judgmental attitude is not so much that we have the same sin, or that when we try to stop our sins we find, that even with the Spirit of God to help us acknowledge the Truth, that all of our excuses are not valid excuses because we are blaming someone other than ourselves, or we are not looking hard enough for the truth that allows for us to discern the loving alternative that we need to find and submit to until it transforms us in mind as well as spirit.

Anyone who begins to “…by the spirit, you put to death the misdeeds of the body,…” niv (Romans 8:13) finds that even with the spirit of God, it is so very hard to do; to “look intently into the perfect law of Love.”niv; so that we can learn to have the understanding that the struggle/failure ratio is near to 1 to 1. And if it’s that hard for us, who are born-again, and have the Holy Spirit, then the person that we call thief, who may not know the monumental experience of salvation, may not know How to “put to death the misdeeds of his or her body. And if that is so, then he or she also doesn’t know the man and God who died so that by His resurrection he  could reveal the Love of our True Father God the Word in spirit.

Luke 10:22 Jesus says,

“All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and no one knows who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”niv

John 17:25-26 Jesus says,

“Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”niv

See our common true faith: we walk in the Way by proper repentance, asking ourselves, ‘why do I do the sin I don’t want to do?’ this leads to the finding of truth and reveals, we ALL sin and don’t mature because we try to satisfy our desires for either a worry riches and/or pleasure, and don’t even look for the motive why so we can ‘see’ God’s loving Way and choose to change in submitting, abiding and being transformed.

If we are trying to know God the Word our Father in a life where we are to be sons and daughters of Him, we must look to the excuses we give ourselves for our sins because a loving alternative can be found for each one of them.

Thus a choice is now seen, and if you choose the way of love, first revealed by your hearts yearning, simultaneously you will receive The Holy Spirit and all the fullness of the measure of your faith will be given in God’s Love.

For some this feeling is intense. For others it may be a peaceful calm embrace. To our mutual shame we soon lose this taste of a moment of God’s love.

What happened?

First, you were repenting of a chosen sin by asking yourself what reasons you have for having it. Finding and being found in simultaneous rebirth, your spirit bore witness to the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

When we realize it’s gone…where it went, where it came from we do not know. But we do know “Repentance leadeth to salvation.”

This foundation of “faithfulness” (knowledge of Understanding),over time, will become a stern conviction for our belief in Jesus because, even though I can’t see Him, I CAN see the love of God the Word our Father in Spirit, through Him!

The Way of Repentance uses sin as a stepping stone…step on your sin, push it deep into the muck, take a step into the knowledge of God’s Righteousness.

The Way is discussed in the Bible and personally proven by each person who comes to God through Jesus.

When we are done with the nurturing period, (possibly 41.6 years), of coming into the knowledge of the Son of God, we will see to discern that anyone of sound mind can Repent unto salvation and then continue to repent to come into the Mind of Christ Jesus; where His thoughts, will and emotion can be one with ours. His thoughts, will and emotions become ours by choice and transformation. Unless they refuse to avail themselves of their Freedom of choice, our first gift.

But, heh!! If you want to let someone else dictate your reality and give you a moral standard that falls short of God’s will…then you can do so and end up lost! Like the JW’s.

See the secret of Matthew 7:3-5… “FIRST…take the plank out of your own eye, AND THEN…you…will…see…clearly…to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”niv

And what will you SEE CLEARLY? You will see that only God can remove your sin, and he can only do that if YOU First cast the Speck from your own eye! in the repentance that leads to the acknowledgment of Truth in/of Jesus.

Repentance, first for salvation, then Sin by sin by sin, find the love of God in increasing measure of your understanding of Truth for:

          “Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.”niv (Romans 13:10) and applies to everyone equally.

What better marriage can there be than one in which both of you are self-improving, sensory understanding, filled with the fruits of the Spirit in “increasing measure?”niv (2 Peter 1:3-11)

True Christian worship and morality is very personal and self-revealing. The Kingdom of Heaven truly is to be found within. Find it, and take your freedom away from the religiosity of any person or Church who thinks Jesus is no more than just a man and/or prophet. Jesus was and IS, God the Word and became the man Jesus. The same Word that is God the Word our Father in Spirit.

Grow and give praise, walk in the Way of Love, a Way that was once despised and zealously persecuted by Paul before God the Word Jesus changed his life forever on the road to Damascus. (Acts 22:4-5)

Give thanks to God the Word our Father by joining with Him through the spirit of His holiness and righteousness found only in Jesus the Word his Son in the flesh.

Life goes on…did any of this get through to you? Did any of you give one “right-on”? Are you ready to make your commitment to move in repentance?

You know where to find me…here, in the articles kept  under “WorksbyJJ” or in my books on “amazon.com” – “God’s Prisoner” and “The Authorized Book of Short Christian Stories” Or “Authorized or not You need to read this”. Read them, do learn to walk in the Way.

If you are lazy, then know that a lazy man cannot make it into heaven. You must move to repent unto salvation and then you must continue to repent for increasing measure of understanding.  If it be by any other outside influences, clogging your mind and “pressing” upon you to go their way which is really no way at all, then they stand accursed by the Word to suffer twice the agony of Hell.

Sorry, Jehovah’s Witnesses, you lose! Kick rocks…unless you want to know the real deal. And that Way is: Jesus! If so, stick around, but don’t let your church find out that you are entertaining such ideas. They don’t like that.

As for the other answer to “What happened?”

What happened to the love you knew when you first believed? It was simply covered up by the thoughts will and emotions of your worldly mind.

The spirit is still pure within you, if you are his by salvation, and it will allow for Jesus to raise you up at the last day; where what you can now know only in part, then you shall know in full even as you become fully known in Christ, one with God the Word our Father, in Spirit.

 

“Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts….” niv (Heb. 4:7)

 

In Him,

J.J.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Good Book

by: worksbyjj

[Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version “NIV” copyright ã 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of International Bible Society. All rights reserved.

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All other scripture taken from the King James Version, unless otherwise noted.

Matthew chapters five, six and seven; often referred to as “The sermon on the Mount,” teaches me to rest assured that Jesus told me the truth, that ‘IF’ I were to “First take the plank out of your own eye,”niv  I would learn to “then you will see clearly…”niv

Not just this verse either, but the whole chapter is clearly seen; as well as other verses found in the Good Book: The Holy Bible.

Here, in essence, we learn: to make a right judgment, we need to have our minds enabled to understand what identifies a right judgment. This is known as “Spiritual Discernment” and it is taught by the acknowledgements of beheld truths, that our born-again spirit gives as we continue in our walk of repentance from the reasons for the sins we confront.

This, in time, will become a network of more verses we come to understand.

One of the first that was opened up to me was Matthew 13:52 leading up from verse 51,

“Have you understood all these things?” Jesus asked. “Yes.” they replied. He said to them, “Therefore every teacher of the law who has been instructed about the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old.”niv

Spiritual gifts are to be desired, (see I Cor. 14:1), And here is one of the promises of our Lord the Word God the Son Jesus. We can bring up new treasures as well as old, when we share the gospel of Jesus known as ‘the instructing of the kingdom of heaven.

One of my most memorable times this happened to me was when I was sharing the Way of God’s Love with a friend. After about two months, several times a week, of talking, he finally saw the bigger picture and realized Love (Agape) had to be in our foundation of Jesus; and I in turn got to relate to the Ten Commandments of God with more understanding, as I struggled to find the answers to my friends questions.

It’s these times that we say, ‘Ah hah! Now I get it.” that marks the receiving of the new treasure.

Let’s see if you can get this one: Eph. 4:17-24, Rom. 12:1-3, and all of Matthew chapter 7 are all talking about the same roadmap that is known as the Way.

Matthew chapter 7 informs us that we are all to learn to know How to grow mature and make a right judgment… Romans, tells us that we each have a measure of faith to find our “faithfulness” in. That it is a growing measure of the assurance that Jesus Lives. And Ephesians lets us know that it was the lies we believed that had to be reconsidered; and when Truth is seen in love and understanding, then God, Jesus and Faith are seen more clearly as a part of each other.

In my most recent article where I denounce ‘The Jehovah’s Witnesses’ one of their articles used as a “Morality Standard” for their Church was on the subject of marriage, and another on divorce. They like to make it into a big thing with their do’s and don’ts, but here in Matthew 19:1-9 the simple truth is a true God-made marriage should remain intact except for marital infidelity. And that divorce was only given because, “…your hearts were hard.”niv

I am reminded of a time I first read about the ‘Jehovah’s Witnesses.’ in May of 1984 of “Time Magazine.” There was an article written about this guy who had been one of the Top-Ten of all Jehovah witnesses, supposedly guaranteed his place in Heaven. But because he started having doubts of their doctrinal teachings, he started asking questions. He was warned not to continue in this effort, that, his church told him, could get him ex-communicated from the church.

But he continued and true-enough, they ex-communicated him from the church as well as a few of his friends that were not happy with the churches explanations. His wife was told that for her to remain a member of the church she had to divorce him. And did!

Here was a prime example of a false teaching church going against the Bible’s Teaching and making their own teaching over the Bible’s.

Were their heart’s hardened? Yes indeed they were. How are we to soften our hearts? By putting to death the sin in your bodies. Be they actions or thoughts.

I’ve long concluded that for a marriage to be a Good marriage, the man must be able to teach his wife the Way of God’s Love and Truth. (for only God is Good) The woman should apply all of her mind and heart to finding the discernment of God’s Love in her own movement of repentance, and God’s Love and Truth will become clear to her too; to be able to accept the commands of her husband as they are meant to be: loving and truthful, as much as possible. And when they’re not, then, to be able to show the Way of Love and Truth to her husband to again set him straight, (which will most likely be of ego and pride,) while getting yourself straight in the bargain! Women become prophetesses, men become prophets as much as the love of God can be experienced through the spirit connection we have through Jesus God the Word the Son of God the Word Our Father in spirit.

Why else is love so blind in the early stages? But to ease the transition from emotional love to understanding love and what it means for each persons commitment.

Then as we get older, often seen as the golden years, the loving relationship is as simple as our Agape Love reaching out for the love we have for each other, and know that nothing can dissuade us from loving each other. All those sins we both have fought to find God’s Love in, are no longer able to keep us apart, and all the loves we can know for sex-eros, for family-storgee, for friends-phileo; can all be related to with out remorse.

Life as a true-Christian isn’t about being in bondage to anything. The sinful self and the Godly self co-exist in the same person, for all our lives.

Some people fear this self-acknowledgement; some become fanatical. But it should not be. If you have a past that you no longer want to be a part of the you, you are trying to be, then in time and in “increasing measure” it won’t. But if you ‘fall short of the mark’ by giving in to the desires still living within you, work on it, and try to enjoy yourself without the self-condemnation.

Don’t condemn yourself nor your friends that happen to bring up your past. Don’t grow weary in doing Good, and never lose the hope that your love for God the Word in Jesus, gives birth to.

In time and continued effort in your repentance, those uncontrollable sins become controllable and they will not be a burden any longer; any more than just a part of your personality. Yet because you have come to understand who you are in weakness and in strength, let others know. Say to them, it’s a part of me I’ve come to understand, and if you want to know me to accept me, you need to know me here and still accept me. And accept you they will for true love is not easily affronted and takes no offense. Beware wolves that come to you in sheep’s clothing, learn to test their spirits.

Remember, for all of us: “All things are permissible. But not all things are beneficial.”niv

It’s possible, that what ever your weakest moments are to you…enjoyable, or felt to be a curse, or both; it’s possible someone you meet might be entertaining the idea of a relationship with a person such as you, and might have a need that you can give in your own need, to share with each other, until such time you can both rise above it. The romance of a shared togetherness that no one else is made for…what happens behind closed doors…is only for us to know.

Often in my teaching of the Way, I come across these fanatical Christians who must always act godly. They have no room for the sins of the past they still desire but refuse to acknowledge. To them I will sometimes bring it up, if I learn of it, just to have them fanatically reject it as not being part of the “pure” person they try to be. They still don’t know How to put sin to death by the spirit. If they have known me for any length of time, they know of the Way, but just haven’t put it to Good use.

Often they don’t know how or if they still want to be your friend. Can salt and sugar come from the same bottle? No, never.

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!

That doesn’t mean go out and sin, just that if you do, don’t condemn yourself.

Change what you want to change. Sin has many roots, (reasons) and can take time to remove completely. It’s wrong to hate yourself for them. Though we all do it. Until we see to discern that thanks be to Jesus that we won’t have to suffer in hell for them.

This is also how we learn to be forgiving of others who sin against us. Do they know the Spirit of God through Jesus? Do they know of the Way that allows for them to overcome their sins? No? then how can we hate them?

Grow slow but sure. Enjoy life’s many pleasures. Yet, seek the kingdom of heaven and all things will be given to you. (memory quote)

You have time…possibly as much as 41.6 years, to grow mature. And even then you will still sin in this life because of our receiving only a measure of the faith that reveals the truth that sets us free. Only in heaven when we will know fully ourselves in God the Word our Father in Spirit through God the Word the Son Jesus in the flesh, will we be sin free.

Till next time. Until then read your NIV New Testament, pray, and always make the effort to move in repentance.

 

In Him,

J.J.

In Relationship

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“IN RELATIONSHIP”

From

“Works by J.J.”

 

“The head of woman is man and the head Of man is Jesus Christ.”(I Cor. 11:3)

 

This is scriptural, but let me tell you something; although true when all things are spiritually defined, things haven’t been spiritually defined for ages!

A possible mention of this spiritual condition spoken of in the bible, is found in Acts 16:14-15…A certain woman named Lydia, whose heart the Lord opened, so that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul; And in answer to the apostle’s need of lodging was able to constrain him, and his group, to stay at her home by facing them with the wisdom of the spirit, saying, “If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there.”

The depths of meaning here is huge, but let’s give it a brief reality…Lydia was of a MEEK spirit, capable of being taught the way of God, and accepting it in her life.

In its wisdom she was able to shrug off the worldly expectation of virtue that would never permit a man to sleep under her roof unless it is in matrimony. Instead, her virtue was cherished in the love of the Lord to offer unto a servant of the Lord the needed comforts. Thus providing more than lip service to the verse: “But speaking the truth in love, {that we} may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.” Eph. 4: 11-16.

The problem of this is the men of today are not in tune with the knowledge of the Son of God in the spiritual sense. And because of this, for the women of today to be MEEK in her submission to man is a gross error of judgment!

I should also draw your attention to the false wisdom of certain men, who prey on the woman’s inner need to find a man of truth, love and wisdom. (Warned of in the bible.)

Those false men who talk of “observations” and “human reactions”, mixed with biblical record, (such as the verse we opened up with,) all just to “appear” wise and knowing; but who’s solutions leave you feeling insecure and confused, in which, you gladly give up your individuality and independence, to let him be your guide and your conscience.

From such a player, who laughs when you laugh and is manipulative in his comments and sexual innuendos…RUN FROM HIM! You are better off being alone and lonely than in his clutches!

So; In relation to the truth, where does the woman turn to for her words of knowledge and guidance into the understanding of the things of God and of life?

Rarely in the church; with over 34,000 different doctrines being given in the churches, the evidence is clear: you won’t hear the answers there! And yet, you will find it written there! In the Bible.

The Bible! In it you can be enabled to see the straight of it all. Go back to Eph. 4: 11-16 and read the earlier verses… “And He (God) gave some, apostles, and some prophets; and some evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: that we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; but speaking the truth in love…”

It’s in there! The task is, how do we get it out? First, let me say this: it’s not mans fault that he has failed to come into “The unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God;” considering verses found in Isaiah 30: 20, 21 and Jeremiah 3:15 we seem to see that God purposely hid the teachers that are to teach us how to walk in “The Way” so that they can make their appearance in these end-times! We are not to question God’s reason for doing this, but the reason is clear to one who knows of the Way. That reason is: because discipling is more time consuming than converting.

The beauty of the way is it does not require understanding to be saved. That is given when God weights the heart and tries its reins and finds the sincere heart. The discerned understanding that we are told to find follows as we walk in the way. But mostly it’s prevented by satans confused teachings of false doctrines that only serve to satisfy our itchy ears.

Yet, the gospel is preached and it retains the power to reach into our hearts and cause us to identify the true longing of our hearts.

Because of this and God’s promise found in Romans 10:9-10; churches have given birth to many more born-again Christians than would have been made possible if our time was spent on discipling rather than conversions, and satan would have quickly debased all the world, bringing us to an end that much sooner.

With this now in mind, read Isaiah 30:20-21 and see that the teachers will soon be revealed, even now, that are to teach us How to walk in The Way. Which is the same as saying: How to walk in the spirit of Christ Jesus; for Jesus is: “the way, the truth and the life”.

It needs now to be said, how we walk in Christ, having his thoughts, will and emotions become ours in faith and in knowledge.

If you were to witness the person given to teach “The Way” will you be MEEK and learn from him? That is the question you must ask yourself.

Space and time prohibits this sharing now. But should you request to hear a prophet’s word and receive him you shall receive a prophet’s reward; (Matthew 10:41) you will grow in the fruits of the spirit; (Galatians 5:22) you will be sure and certain of your calling and election; (II Peter 1:3-11) you will have a closer relationship with your heavenly Father; (Ephesians 4:17-19) All of which makes for a stronger marriage and personal relationship.

It is important that women learn “The Way”, men are meant to teach it but aren’t. Women who learn it can influence the men of the world to begin to learn it. Let the unity begin!!

Behind every good man is a good woman! The growth of a mans strength of understanding and compassion, Joined with an “Understanding” woman’s strength of emotion and commitment- makes for a better world with Jesus at the helm! Now in love and truth, Then in person!

No longer will the deceitful be able to confuse you and mislead you. And when satan appears as an “angel of righteousness” to lead the world into captivity, every follower of The Way will know he’s a fake! How? Simple! He is a liar! The father of lies, and there is no truth in him. But Jesus is the man of truth! His Way teaches us to be men and women of truth. Knowing God’s love! Acknowledging his Truth.

Satan will tell you to love God, Be at peace with all men, repent and be baptized…BUT He won’t show you how!! His way will have the blind leading the blind! We already have over 34,000 churches doing that! (According to the world Christian Encyclopedia.)

The true teachers will say: “This is the way, walk in it.”  A very simple way it is too! “Learn from me.” saith the lord. “For my yoke is light and easy to carry.”

Walk in the way and the light in the scriptures will come alive for you. I pray you will seek out a true teacher of the way.  Chances are he will be a man, capable of teaching the MEEK.          In Him, J.J.

 

(a word from the author: If you read this and feel it is true but incomplete, you would be right. It was originally written for a woman’s magazine with the purpose of giving them a wake up call in the hope they would want to hear more on “The Way”. If you want to hear more of “The Way”, you need but go to it as the first of these articles on this author’s web page.)

 

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