Brothers, Priests and Kings

Praised be our Father the God of Hosts and our Lord Jesus, the first among equals, to whom we are made Brothers AND who made us Priests AND Kings unto God and his Father.
To praise and to follow so that in all things we might be perfect as we were purposed from the foundation of this earth by our Father, the God of Hosts and who, after seeing how we let ourselves be corrupted by the wiles of the contender, and how weak we were, and how eagerly we became children of disobedience, sent our Lord Jesus to defeat the contender and set us free AND sanctify us AND put the Holy Spirit within us, and use us as the vessel for the comforter, so that we may be as purposed, one in Jesus, a member of his body, holy sons of God, The Temple that houses the Holy spirit, men with the authority to subdue and order this earth, in Jesus name.

Thank You father, for the hosts of Angels and Powers that you have set at our disposition in Jesus name.

World without end father, in the name of Jesus.
World without end, Amen.

Father, let the holy spirit increase everywhere, in Jesus name, Amen.

Blessed is our Father

Blessed is our Father, the God of Hosts,
the father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who according to his abundant mercy has seen it fit to make us his Kings AND Priests by the lamb slain from the foundation of this earth,
whose purpose was, is and will be,
to defeat the contender and set the captives free,
and having spoiled that prince,
to distribute the spoils amongst his body.

Praised is our Father, the Father of our Brother Jesus,
for purposing us to order and keep this world and bring everything that is nought to right.

Blessed and Praised are the Angels and Powers from the Third Heavens,
that were set at our disposition, in Jesus name,
the name of our Brother, the first amongst equals AND our Lord,
whom we serve as Priests and Kings, without love for our own lives.

Thank you Father, in the name of Jesus. Thank you Lord Jesus

Let the holy spirit increase, everywhere, in Jesus name.

World without end father, world without end, Amen.

Abundance

I’m most grateful to the Lord for having provided me with everything I need.

He surely knows beforehand what we need and gives to us abundantly, like any good Father does to his OBEDIENT children,
I also praise and glorify him for being the Father of all and providing for all, without taking from none.
Oh how wealthy he is to be able to provide for all, and he provides all that you wish.

Merciful and Mighty, Perfect in Power, Love and Purity.

My Father AND your Father, The God of Hosts, whom we serve as Kings AND Priests from within our Brother, Jesus, the Lord of Lords.

Let the Holy Spirit increase everywhere in Jesus name.

World without end Father, in the name of Jesus.
World without end, Amen.

Just a daily testimony and prayer

Father in Jesus name I forgive and remit the sins of all against me, in observance of the way our brother Jesus walked.

And I also thank you, Father, for your hosts of powers and angels that you have set at our disposition in Jesus name.

I thank you for keeping me upright in this firestorm, and for maintaining my mind in the onslaught of insanity.

Glory and Praise to my Father the God of Hosts, and to my Brother, The King of Kings , our Lord Jesus.

Wishes and Fears

This is my fleshy rant for today.

Let him who knows the most deep and hidden wishes in the hearts of man grant me all my wishes and keep me from all my fears……

I just hope my fears don’t coincide with my wishes, that would be a “minor technical difficulty” indeed,

even so, his will be done on this earth as it is in the third heavens, Amen.

New Light

Okay, today I decided to go out and about and see how beautiful the winter is , and naturally , Gods works are wondrous, and I have to marvel every time I see them.

It is a cold sunny day and even the people look great and the things that they have made to rise their stature also look good, of course, because ALL is Gods handiwork, everything made by man … yes… who made man? So everything is the Lords.

But to have that radiance the people need the sun? Or is it just the new light with which I am seeing people, and the light that I see in people.

All is well and all is made by the Lord or something he made, because the lord Is Light (and LIFE), and there is none besides him.

This is what I have come to see, and that we should always help others (heap coals of fire on their heads, so they should always walk with their own light and warmth, that will soften up even steel so that Gods workers may be able to mold that soul).

And this is what God sent Jesus to testify, that all are worth saving , because all are beautiful and for all he has plans ( God wants all to be saved but not all will be saved, some will not understand and turn away from Gods workers, hopefully he will send more workers later on when their “stiff necks” have been softened up a little.

Glory to our Father the God of Hosts, and to our Brother, The King of Kings, Our Lord Jesus.

World without end Father, in the name of Jesus.
World without end, Amen.

Creation vs. Evolution

Creation and Evolution. I keep reading how creation is opposite to evolution and that creation OR evolution must be the truth, but not both. Both sides of the argument, the creationists and the evolutionists, perpetuate this controversy by calling each other names and hiding deeper and deeper behind their so called ‘knowledge’. This only leads to dissent and hate, so bear with me as I explain how my simple mind explains creation and evolution from my simple understanding of the bible.

Is there a difference between creation and evolution?

Creationists say that  God created man in his own image in Gen 1:26 and Gen 1:27

Gen 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Gen 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. (KJV)

and the creationists are totally right!

Evolutionists say prove it! What we can prove is that when man first was, he did not have the form that we have today. So obviously we have evolved from our primal form to what we are today. As I suppose most of us have heard of Darwin and his evolution theory I will not go into that but I will limit myself to say that the evolutionists are totally right!

Here we have two different groups of people with seemingly opposite views taking stand against each other under the influence of princes and principalities (the Lords contender).
Reality is, as in most cases where there is conflict, the arguments are not totally contradicting, but only seemingly contradicting, and presented as diametrically opposed, as everything the Lords contender presents us (Gen 3:1-5).
Gen 1:26 and Gen 1:27 are about the creation of man before he was formed out of the earth, it is about the creation of the essence of man, of his spirit, which was created in the likeness of God, and as God has no earthy body, anything created in his likeness can not refer to an earthy body.
Scholars before me have all come to this same conclusion and while I mostly do not concur with the established views, in this instance they are very right indeed.

‘Image’ is a word taken from sensible things, and denotes likeness in outward form, while the material may be different. ‘Likeness’ is a more general term, indicating resemblance in any quality, external or internal. It is here explanatory of image, and seems to show that this term is to be taken in a figurative sense, to denote not a material but a spiritual conformity to God.
Albert Barnes 1)Albert Barnes’ Notes on the Bible by Albert Barnes (1798-1870)

 

In our image, after our likeness – what is here said refers to his soul. This was made in the image and likeness of God. Now, as the Divine Being is infinite, he is neither limited by parts, nor definable by passions; therefore he can have no corporeal image after which he made the body of man. The image and likeness must necessarily be intellectual; his mind, his soul, must have been formed after the nature and perfections of his God.
Adam Clarke 2)Adam Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible by Adam Clarke, LL.D., F.S.A., (1715-1832)

 

God’s image upon man consists in these three things: – 1. In his nature and constitution, not those of his body (for God has not a body), but those of his soul. – 2. In his place and authority: Let us make man in our image, and let him have dominion. – 3. In his purity and rectitude. God’s image upon man consists in knowledge, righteousness, and true holiness, Eph_4:24; Col_3:10. He was upright, Ecc_7:29. He had an habitual conformity of all his natural powers to the whole will of God.
Matthew Henry 3)Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible by Matthew Henry (1662 – 1714)

Yes, the creation of man is the creation of his essence, of his soul. And this is the most important part of man, the part that makes him indistinguishably different from all other animals, his soul that is connected to God, because God made Man in his image and likeness.

The Evolutionists state that man essentially developed from the primal ooze of the earth and is one of the evolutional branches of animals. Over the years his body has adapted to be the one that is the most adaptable to its surroundings.
And this evolutionist theory I can fully accept, because I can trace it back in the bible (Gen 2:7). It does not contend with the creation of man (in essence), it is just the development of the ‘matter’ or ‘form’ of man.

Gen 2:7

And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. (KJV)

The key here is formed, and checking out the original text it is formed like a potter. Has a potter ever created something at once, in an instant? or does he knead and adapt, continually molding until he has the perfect shape and form as he devised?

These are two separate issues, one is the creation of man in essence and the other is the making of his three dimensional form.

The importance of creation/evolution to God

Now, some will ask; why does the bible not address the evolution of the form of man in more detail giving it a more predominant place in the bible? How can you expect us to believe that one simple word out of the many is the only one devoted to the whole physical evolution of man?

To understand this we must acknowledge that the bible is a God inspired scripture and as such will emphasize the things that God finds important for us to consider, and not give great importance to things of lesser value.

And yes, as the bible goes, our eternal life is much more important and longer (everlasting!) than the ‘moment’ of time that we are in this world in these bodies, so to God, for his purpose of sanctifying us, our bodies hold little value compared to our souls, they are only a vessel like a packing box that is used to send a parcel to someone else, only used to get us through the tests of this life, in the next life our bodies are no longer needed and as this life is but a ‘shadow’ no real importance should be given to it.

The bible attests to this in;

Psalms 144:4 Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away. KJV)

 

Psalms 102:11 My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass.
Psalms 102:12 But thou, O LORD, shalt endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations. (KJV)

 

Psa 109:23 I am gone like the shadow when it declineth: I am tossed up and down as the locust. (KJV)

All these Psalms concur in several things, but in this context the important one is that the days of man (his lifespan) is but a fleeting shadow. And ideally, that is also the importance we should put on it.

The importance of creation/evolution to man

But man, man is vain, our time is but a fleeting illusion but we are so vain. We cry and sometimes I get angry when things do not go well with this body of mine in this world, we will all grow old and wither away. So vain!
So of course we place the coming about of our body on a pedestal, this is very important! Anyone who truly knows us should know that! The Evolution of our body is the most important thing ever! vain.
To us the evolution theory is important because it is about OUR bodies, the first thing we see about each other and if we do not make an effort, the only thing we see about each other. And because we are vain we try to categorize people depending on their bodies, just as we do with their clothing or whatever packaging material, exactly the same.

The deception of the contender

And that is where the Lords contender sees a great chance to stir up strife and discontent, start a discussion and some trouble between men. On the one hand he has the men that are vain about their dogma and on the other hand men vain with their science that, of course, is superior to dogma, vain.
How long did men believe that Gods purpose was for us to murder one another in his name even though his commandments say “do not murder”?
How many times have scientists held up theories until proven wrong?
We will be able to prove it all and do it all (except for “the tree of life” of course). But until then I have yet to see something occur that can not be explained or predicted by the bible. And once we catch up with our science, well that is just great, then we can also explain it in our own words, but we must not forget where we first saw it, in the bible, by Gods word.

But the contender, he notices the opportunity that this vanity gives him and he pits one man against another, with no ultimate gain for man, but only so that man will suffer over trivialities in this life, commit sin and lessen his chances of eternal life. That is all the contender cares about, for his chances of eternal life are already lost.

I would so like that men could see this game for what it is.

So he spins his weave of deception, “they say God created man just like you look now in one day, they must be mad, certainly everyone can go to a museum and see that man evolved to his current state? They just want to hold back the development of mankind so they can abuse you”.
“The heretics are saying that they have a theory that explains that man did not come from God, because they do not believe in God, and their theory is geared to prove that God had nothing to do with the creation of man, and by doing so disprove the existence of God”

Fears, the fears of poor wretched little men.

So do not let yourself be misguided by the games of the contender nor the opinions of men , not even of me! Get yourself a bible, make some time, open your bible, ask God to give you the word, and then read and enjoy his word.

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1.Albert Barnes’ Notes on the Bible by Albert Barnes (1798-1870)
2.Adam Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible by Adam Clarke, LL.D., F.S.A., (1715-1832)
3.Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible by Matthew Henry (1662 – 1714)

Homosexuals and those who hate them.

Comment on an article urging homosexuals to come out of the closet.

Well Brian, I wanted to take a rather low profile on this site, but after reading your article I just had to react.

Let me begin by saying that each day that passes I find myself living more and more by the bible and that every word in the bible is actual today, all of it. It is just a matter of loving your neighbor as you love yourself and interpreting the bible for God’s sake and not for one’s own purposes.

About homosexuals and the people that hate them;
The bible states that homosexuality is not good. But the bible also states that you should love your neighbor, cover iniquities (cover misdeeds of others), have mercy and help all who are not on God’s path, not pervert the bible for your own sake, that God loves us all -even the sinners, he might be angry of their actions, but he loves us all -, and above all “vengeance is mine, says the lord” he will decide who to punish, and how.

Who will be punished more harshly, the homosexual or the person who has hate (Mat 5:21-22) in his heart for one of Gods children. Both the Old and New Testament are in agreement about that.

As a matter of fact the Old and New Testament are in agreement about everything (Mat 5:17-18) according to Jesus. The reason the bible gives for the giving of the New Testament is because Men corrupted the meaning of the Old Testament for their own sake, and not because the Old Testament is incorrect as you imply.

The Old Testament’s “rather lenient views on slave trade and bigamy” are all misconceptions. The laws that where given about these issues where given to mitigate slave trade and bigamy, not to promote it. Just like you will not accept that homosexuality is wrong the peoples of those times would not accept that slave trade and bigamy were wrong, so laws where given to lower their effect. And let it be said clearly, in my opinion only God has the prerogative to judge homosexuality, and deal with it as he wishes, all acts of men against homosexuality are sins of hate and will be dealt with harshly as stated in the Old Testament, New Testament and our current law. What you can do if you do not like homosexuality or whatever is a sin in your views is to stay away from it, as prescribed in the bible (Old and New Testament).

You are pulling some things out of context here, and if conservative exponents where not able to explain the verses it was because God did not want them to pervert the scriptures for their own reasons.

Exodus 21:7 “And if a man sells his daughter as a female slave, she is not to go free as the male slaves do.” (KJV)

How do male slaves go, well;

Exo 21:2 If you buy a Hebrew servant, he shall serve six years. And in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing.
Exo 21:3 If he came in by himself, he shall go out by himself. If he was married, then his wife shall go out with him.
Exo 21:4 If his master has given him a wife, and she has borne him sons or daughters, the wife and her children shall be her master’s, and he shall go out by himself. (KJV)

as they came , with nothing, in certain cases the female alluded to here will go with all the benefits she has accumulated.

Exo 21:8 If she does not please her master, who has betrothed her to himself, then he shall let her be redeemed. He shall have no power to sell her to a strange nation, since he has dealt deceitfully with her.
Exo 21:9 And if he has betrothed her to his son, he shall deal with her as with daughters.
Exo 21:10 If he takes himself another wife, her food, her clothing, and her duty of marriage shall not be lessened.
Exo 21:11 And if he does not do these three to her, then she shall go out free without money. (KJV)

These females were meant to become wives, and only if they were not taken as wives were they to be sent away empty handed. So the giving of these laws was to mitigate the length of slavery (6 years). And to lay down how female slaves were to be treated (either in a non-sexual sense or as wives, if you decided to sleep with them).
Before this, one can imagine that slavery was everlasting and female slaves were mere onsite free forced prostitutes. The giving of these laws imply that these issues are not “promoted” by the Old Testament.
And this is not only my interpretation, but the interpretation of the many scholars who have commented on the bible (Clarke, K&D)

The “Good Book” is a how to manual, but we need not “earn” God’s acceptance, just choose love, he loves us all unconditionally. To the first murderer he said that if he (Cain) did well he would be accepted;

Gen 4:6 And Jehovah said to Cain, Why have you angrily glowed? And why did your face fall?
Gen 4:7 If you do well, shall you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin crouches at the door; and its desire is for you, and you shall rule over it. (KJV)

“it is a chronicle of man’s inability to earn God’s acceptance through his own deeds” Huh?? I might be naive, but this is the first and I hope the last time I hear it called that, to me it is THE book of love, of unconditional love for God and of love for my neighbor as I love myself, and all its laws are centered on these two concepts.

Why is it adultery to lust after a woman that is not your wife? Who would want men to lust after their sisters, mothers or daughters? Love your neighbor as you love yourself.
And it is not unattainable; it is just your focus on life.

God’s standards are not impossible to reach; you just need to love, no matter what. Salvation is prophesized in the Old Testament and some say that every mention of the word salvation in the Old Testament is an allusion to Jesus. As stated before the New Testament offers no contrast to the Old Testament whatsoever, only a restatement. “Love your neighbor as yourself” Old Testament Lev 19:18, the Ten Commandments don’t kill, don’t commit adultery, don’t steal, don’t bear false witness, and various laws that in essence just describe the way we would like to be treated.

Ok, I guess I’ve made my point, I could go on but I only wanted to state that you are doing exactly what you accuse the conservatives of doing, using the bible for your own purposes. I think there is a better way, and it is the way of the bible, we have all sinned in one way or another, but we should and can love each other, no matter how large we perceive our neighbor’s sin to be.

The thing I found utterly disturbing in this article is that you cannot reject parts of the bible without rejecting the whole, because a house divided against itself can not stand (Mat 12:25, Mar 3:25 New testament) and as Jesus himself said;

Mat 5:17 Do not think that I have come to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I have not come to destroy but to fulfill.
Mat 5:18 For truly I say to you, Till the heaven and the earth pass away, not one jot or one tittle shall in any way pass from the Law until all is fulfilled.
Mat 5:19 Therefore whoever shall relax one of these commandments, the least, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of Heaven. But whoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of Heaven. (KJV)

Lastly I would like to say to all who hate others for “sinning”;

Mat 12:31 Therefore I say to you, All kinds of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven to men, but the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit shall not be forgiven to men. (KJV)

So please DO NOT corrupt the words of the bible for your own gain, for that is a form of blasphemy in my view.

May God bless you all and keep you in his Love.