The great trouble with heathenism was to think that God was so far away, - . .
Revelation 14:6-12 contains God's last message to a lost world before the return of Jesus Christ (verse 14) represented as being proclaimed by three angels with "a loud voice" (verses 7, 9) to "every nation, kindred, tongue and people" (verse 6). The third angel concludes:
Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus (Revelation 14:12).
This is the word of the Lord. Notice carefully that God's final, apocalyptic "saints" (who accept the three angel's messages) have two primary characteristics: 1) they "keep the commandments of God," 2) "and the faith of Jesus." Thus they combine obedience to God's "commandments" with "faith" in "Jesus" as their Savior.
Christ is a Saviour "not afar off, but nigh at hand." This was how Ellen White described her initial impression of the message of Jones and Waggoner in meetings immediately following the 1888 Conference. And in order to "consider Christ continually and intelligently, just as He is," it is necessary to see Him as a Saviour who "is able to succour them that are tempted," and who can "rescue man from the lowest depths of his degradation." The "Christ" of Roman Catholicism "is a long way off; . . . I need somebody that is nearer to me than that," says Jones:
"It has always been Satan’s deception, and has always been the working of his power, to get men, all men, to think that Christ is as far away as it is possible to put Him. The farther away men put Christ, even those who profess to believe in Him, the better the devil is satisfied. . . . Is Christ away off still?—No; He is "not far from every one of us." . . . And as certainly as you get a definition of "not far," you have the word "near." He is near to everybody, to us; and He always has been." Jones
Therefore, say the 1888 messengers, we must see the Christ of the Bible as One who has come "near" to us. God sent His Son "in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh." This "likeness" is not "simulated," a plastic resemblance, but is very reality. The same dative construction in the Greek is found in Philippians 2:7 where we read that he "was made in the likeness of men."
But being sent "in the likeness of sinful flesh" does not make Christ a sinner:
He was made in the likeness of sinful flesh. Don’t go too far. He was made in the likeness of sinful flesh; not in the likeness of sinful mind. Do not drag His mind into it. His flesh was our flesh; but the mind was "the mind of Christ Jesus." . . . In Jesus Christ the mind of God is brought back once more to the sons of men; and Satan is conquered.
Though He was "tempted in all points like as we are," yet He was "without sin." He was "that holy thing," "who did no sin, neither was guile found in His mouth." Jones and Waggoner had "no misgivings in regard to the perfect sinlessness of the human nature of Christ." They clearly taught that "in taking upon Himself man’s nature in its fallen condition, Christ did not in the least participate in its sin." Never did they say that Christ "had" a sinful nature; always they used the inspired verbs, "He took upon His sinless nature our sinful nature, that He might know how to succor them that are tempted," or He "assumed" our nature. The glory of the "message of Christ’s righteousness" is that He "took" our equipment, but His performance was perfect. He "condemned sin in the flesh," judged it, cast it out, defeated it for all eternity, "abolished in His flesh the enmity," cast it out of its last stronghold, that of human nature. Thus He trod the serpent on the head, and crushed him forever. Glorious victory! Jones and Waggoner caught the vision and rejoiced to bring such a message of "good news" to the world.
It is written, “For which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren.” Not ashamed to call who brethren? Every one that is of flesh and blood, - . . .
It has been Satan’s work always to get men to think that God is as far away as possible. But it is the Lord’s everlasting effort to get men to find out that he is as near to every one as possible. God and Jesus want to dwell inside your body, your mind, so that you think their thoughts. God's "Holy" Spirit is sent to us through His Word, which is Jesus Christ. The personal Christ will live inside our minds when invited. Jesus will help us if we only cast ourselves upon Him in surrender to his Father's will. It is God in Jesus reconciling us to Him.
You might be surprised to learn that many things you do and even what you eat has been influenced by Babylon. Babylon, Egypt is known as Pagan or something that God has said to Come OUT of ...He even called His own dear Son out of Egypt. Babylon...Everything, EVERYTHING Pagan in today's world, dates back to the Tower of Babel and Nimrod, the great grandson of Noah. Babylon, the wine of Babylon is what the world is drunk on today...the false doctrines of Babylon. We must repent and turn from our ways to be in harmony with the living eternal, IMMORTAL, invisible GOD, the Father of our Messiah, Jesus Christ.
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Please pass this message along to your family, friends whether they be Christian, Jewish, Believers or non-Believers, we have an obligation to love each other and warn each other. Delving into pagan rituals is NOT a light matter, regardless of one's "intentions"!
14:12 "Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the
commandments of God, AND the faith of Jesus." and in Rev. 19:10 "...for
the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."
"To obtain a Christian education as old and moral as the Ten Commandments and as modern as the Internet."
learn the power of God's word, these are the questions we will ask for every
1.) What IS God's Command? and 2.) What IS His Promise?
―Only he who
receives the Scriptures as the voice of God speaking to himself is a true
learner. He trembles at the Word; for to him it is a living reality. Our words should be
few and well chosen.
Find out if you have anything in your life, that you should consider stopping. How far are YOU willing to come out of Egypt? Let's not murmur and complain like the children of Israel did. Let's obey, without delay!
- The Origin of Christmas Celebrations
- The Origin of the "Honeymoon" and Wedding Rings/Jewelry
- The Origin of the Trinity of gods
- The Origin of Valentines Day
- The Origin of Easter
- The True Sabbath and Origin of the False Sabbath Which Day is the Christian Sabbath? Saturday or Sunday? God commands “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.” Yet, people concoct endless arguments as to why the Sabbath command no longer applies. Was this day only for the Jews, or only for ancient Israel? Does the New Testament establish Sunday as the Lord’s Day? Does it make any difference? God’s Word does reveal that the Sabbath was made for all people, for all time and you can prove this straight from the pages of your Bible! Few will look to the Bible for their Authority.
- The degeneration of Human beings based on their diet, starting with Cain, the firstborn son of Adam & Eve.
- What happens when you die? Rest in Peace
- Which church is the one true church?
Have you ever given any thought to the origin of the church
steeple? Could it be a modern representation of the pagan obelisk? Indeed! Check out this page on Pillars/Obelisks...interesting? Did you know that your church Steeples is Nimrods penis? Christendom was birthed out of the pagan
Roman Catholic Church which is the biggest sun-god worshiping cult on the face
of the earth along with all her little whore protestant daughters which proudly
sport Nimrods penis on their roofs!!! Today's so called Christianity is nothing more than Pagan Sun-god worship!!! We believe the tree represents idol worship as mentioned in jeremiah. There are so many of us that know these things, but many choose to ignore it and go on with the pagan celebration. Even those that call themselves christians. It was hard for me to give it up but i did. We celebrate and give year round in the name of Christ. Might be a good idea to do some research and see just what Pagans really are. In a bible study Sunday at our home this was brought to light. I was shocked but it goes to show we don't know as much as we think we do. I don't want to be apart of anything that our Lord didn't inspire. I know it's difficult to walk away from things you were born into to, but you have to if you Love the Lord. We don't recognize Christmas. If our Lord wanted us to celebrate His birth, don't you think He would've told us the exact day of His birth. In Jeremiah 10:1-4, it speaks of the tree being decorated as so many do. He tells us there to stay aways from tradition and idol worship. Everyday is a new learning experience. He reveils things to some
who really want to walk the straight and narrow path. He knows the ones who won't. Don't be one of those who choose the ways of the world and not the ways of Our Lord........ May Yah our Elohim and his most precious son our master and king Yeshua truly hold and bless you and yours in ALL you do!!!
- Who can we eat with? 1 Corinthians 5:11 (KJV) "But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolator, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat."
How to become ONE with God and His Son
Let everything that has breath
Praise and worship gives us a true perspective of Who Yahweh is
in our lives and who we are in Him.
Praise and worship to
our Father YHWH connects our Spirits in the Ruach HaKodesh (Set Apart Spirit)
of the Father in an amazing way. When we desire to grow our Faith we
also learn to delight we see unlimited ways of giving Praise and Worship unto
our Master YHWH. Praise comes about by seeing the Hand of Yahweh in
everything and knowing His Truth and Authority of His Word and that He is
YHWH, Master of the Universe, a loving Father who delights in blessing His
children, a rewarder of all who diligently seek Him.
of us is a "tabernacle" or "sanctuary" in Mashiyach where
we are accepted and able to hear from Him. As the Spirit of YHWH was poured through David he wrote
his experience in our Father YHWH and shared the Goodness, Majesty and
Justice of YHWH that also transformed his own life. Praise to our
Father YHWH flows through each of us who study Him and pursue Him.
Study is the highest form of worship unto YHWH
Studying the Word of YHWH enables us to enter in, and see His attributes
begin to change us. Studying the Law and the Words of Yeshua gives the
Ruach HaKodesh opportunity to confirm the Word of YHWH in our hearts and
transform our thoughts to His thoughts within us. The Word of YHWH is
His Spirit that lives inside of us as we learn and study His Word. As
we study we recognize that His Ruach HaKodesh (Set Apart Spirit) speaks to
our minds and helps us overcome the things in our life that we struggle to
overcome. Consider that,
"For the Word of Elohim (GOD) is quick, and powerful, and
sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of
soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the
thoughts and intents of the heart." Hebrews 4:12
As we read and study
and apply the Word of YHWH to our lives we grow in a dialogue with His Spirit
within us, there is no substitute for hearing the Father's Voice for
ourselves. We must train our spirits to learn how to hear His Voice and
we all have the capabilities to do so. So let's see what the spirit
inside of us does with this verse,
"He that turns away his ear from hearing the Law,
even his prayer shall be an abomination."
What are your thoughts? Have you turned your ear away from
hearing? Have you followed a religion that tells you that YHWH's Law is
done away with? It's not for today? Perhaps you can see a
dichotomy between the Word of YHWH, the wisdom of His Word and what religions
teach. YHWH's Word is very often the opposite of what religions teach,
this is why many people struggle to hear His Voice.
Every religion has teachings that cause people to turn their ears away from
hearing the Ten Commandments. Judaism has elevated the traditions of
the rabbis over the simplicity of YHWH's Law, Christians are taught to reject
"Old Testament Law" and most have never been shown that Studying
the Bible means "instruction in righteousness". Nevertheless,
each of us is able to search these things out and this is a most important
and necessary form of praise and worship to the Father. When we study
His Word we draw close to Him and we also have the opportunity to ask Him to
speak to our souls, to forgive us, to help us, to guide us.
When we love our Father in Heaven enough to study and live according to His
Word this is how we worship Him, and this is how we delight in Him.
It's a matter of truth rather than religious tradition. It's a matter
of having a relationship with the Father rather than hearing more religious
ideas about Him.
YHWH is Faithful and Righteous and worthy of our worship to Him.