For Those Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness
This site is dedicated to those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, the fruit of which is peace — quietness and confident trust forever; to those poor in spirit, who seek a much closer relationship with God and Christ; to those pilgrims in a strange land, who know there has to be something more; to those who mourn under the burden of sin and want to be truly clean in thought, word, and deed; to those who long to serve the Lord, according to his direction and will; to those who heeded Him and heard His call; to those wayfaring men and women who have been searching for their Beloved — turn in here. We proclaim the Holy Way to find the water so you never thirst again — to find Bread from heaven — to find fullness and completeness in Christ — to hear, to see and know your Beloved — Christ in you, the hope of glory.
From the Voice of the Lord
( Beginning with the below sentence, "This is the Word of the Lord to you all," to the bottom of this box, all words are from the Word of the Lord within, exactly as they were heard with no editing, no modification, and no additions other than punctuation and position of placement.)
"This is the Word of the Lord to you all. Welcome to my site. This is not for those who don't believe; we are confronting those who believe. We are clarifying man's salvation and access to God for those of the faith who would put on more precious clothes. Only those who want to be clean can hear. People can't come in fear; they have to come in love. I am giving away the best of everything. Great comfort be to those who read all these words.
Are you ready to see your sins? The cross is offered to all. Are you ready to suffer the shame,
the pain, and the blood of the cross —
or do you cry out with indifference? There are many that deny the cross and all that is necessary. He who is not on the cross is not worthy of me. Yes, it is your birthday — as many as are at their savior's feet.
There are six things I will put in order in front of your eyes:
1-how evil proceeds out of the heart,
2-and goes forth out of the mouth.
3-how your heart longs for evil.
4-how your feet are swift to run to evil.
5-how your heart builds a strong tower as a bulwark of defense.
6-how your heart is a mirror of the world.
As many as I love, I chastise. I am only reached by those with a penitent heart. I seek sincere men. I would have all men seek me. Christ would do for the world what He did for the disciples.
You who hunger and thirst are God's chosen people. The early Quaker writings are a rich heritage, which all must strive to fully understand; they believed in the promises set before them. They who deny what I stand for are lost as to the future; let my writings guide your future. Stop following men. No Cross, No Crown — who spoke those bold resolute sentences? The Christians feared the early Quakers, just as the Jews feared Jesus; and some of you cried over the persecutions of the Quakers — that tells a story. Beware of false Quakers; they are already leading many aside; they don't understand how to devote themselves to God. Who have become Quakers are an anathema; they blot my efforts; they cumber the ground; they are imitators of Christ's gospel; there are no Quakers. The men and women on this site have been separated; the Lord has separated them.
Jesus did not die so you can continue to sin. I would just as soon have avoided that horrible death. I did it to show you the extent of obedience required for your own salvation. If you are still sinning, you belong to sin and not to Me. You must have a devotion to the law that is on every man's heart; you must listen; and you must obey. He told us it was not enough to believe in God, we must believe what He says to be true. It is not enough to believe in Jesus; we must believe what He says and then act on it. He told us it was not enough to seek God, we must seek with all our heart and soul. You will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart. Do only what is necessary; make the most use of your time. Restraint of sin is not enough; salvation is being freed from even the desire of your sins. Only a heart that is purged of sin is acceptable to God. Draw near to God; make haste; do not be stymied. When you draw near to God, we draw near to you; I speak. John 6:35. To hear Him, man must decide how he wants to live: a slave to his passions and anger, or free. Better comes to those with a cool head. Disciples do His commands. I am the resurrection and the life; he that comes to me shall not lack but have everlasting life. Many have come; many will come; many will be raised. Christ is actually resurrected in every person that comes to Him and obeys Him repetitively. These are not paths of glory traveled lightly. So know what it means 'to love God.'
Pursue righteousness and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord. Your righteousness must exceed that of the Pharisees. He who is righteous is done with sin. Be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Make no provision for the flesh. A man without sin has the power and life given to him. I give favors to he who is pure. See myself — thus no sin has a place in me. Sin in believers is intolerable. The perfection of man frees from death; repent of your evil. Walk not after the flesh. Sin is until salvation, leaving holiness and purity. The end is sympathetic judgment and release from sin. The release from sin frees from death. When you have been freed from sin, your reward is holiness. I who called you am holy; be ye holy. The Spirit makes a man holy. Salvation comes to those who heed and obey. Salvation comes to those who wait. The end of sympathetic judgment is holiness. Either make the tree good, or make the tree bad. A tree that is holy is a good one. We seek a lasting perfection of holiness. Beware of what is in the body. Blessed are those who hear Me and obey. Obey the word; obey the light of Christ. Obey every little thing I tell you. Blessed are those who work towards the elimination of sin. The world exists for the saints. Let no man entice you with vain words. Fear God and give Him the glory. To fear is to depart from evil.
Awake to righteousness and sin not. I was sent to bare righteousness. Do not be misled over righteousness; all sin is unrighteousness. There is a righteousness imputed only after death. We, through the Spirit, wait for the hope of righteousness. There is no righteousness apart from God. Wisdom is no surprise to the righteous. He who is wise is through with sin. Only he who does the works of my Father can enter heaven; His works confirm who is. Righteousness need be created. The Spirit makes alive unto righteousness. Aim at and pursue righteousness, without which no one will see the Lord. He who does righteousness is through with sin. Because you gambled, you lost the honey. Serve the Lord in pureness and newness of life. Do not be confused; do not be misled; you must break a suspected action. Whatever you overcome and go back into is far harder the second time to overcome. Sin no more. Affliction and distress on every soul that does evil. Do not be misled; anger must be eliminated to enter the kingdom. All sin is darkness.
God is the humble servant of all; he teaches. Everyone needs a Lord, that to teach him. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. Christ speaks. Draw your arms around Him — take heed you incarnate. Heed my reproofs. You who have despised my reproofs will be ashamed; respect the order of the faith. If you ignore Him, He ignores you. Every man should retire to his own house until the foundations of the world are destroyed; withdraw from the world long enough to see the inconsideration and hate within it. Paul went to the desert for three and one half years, until springtime. In order to succeed, there must be a transformation from one state to another. You start by lowering your actions and words. Blessed be those who do not wander about. Everyone must find out what to do first; then He will teach you. He can see which misapprehensions you are suffering from and address that. He shows the contrariness of deceit. I am He who promises the sure mercies of David. God gives grace to the humble. Professed weaknesses are the humility of the soul. Strive to be low; avoid mastery. Low, low, low. The sons of the fathers went to sleep. Many fell and erred from the true faith. I am against your fathers, being in the presumption. The gospel is a mystery to the natural man; he cannot conceive it. The gospel is pretty radical; it is mind boggling— unity with Christ; this I offered free of charge to anyone.
Beware of false prophets. How can the ministers claim to be mine, when inside they are full of deceit and hypocrisy? They do everything for show. The gregarious make a living teaching the scriptures. Those who preach against perfection have a lack of earnest faith. False prophets appeal to unstable souls. I am against the shepherds, who have prophesied a false salvation. They gutted what Jesus had to say; Jesus is ad tunes. They forget about me and teach errors. They teach the commandments of men; in vain do they worship me. They throw the word 'righteousness' around without any understanding of what it means. There is no hope; there is no guidance, other than 'study the scriptures.' Woe be to them, for they have coupled an external form between the love of God to man. Ten words from Him are better than ten copied letters. They cannot understand what the Spirit is doing. Their preaching only conveys the pride of Samaria. Outside the faith, they are teaching an equilibrium between good and evil. Those who follow the advice of these unpurified leaders, their life is like a bubble. I refuse to answer them. We deliberately ignore those of great repute. The leader of their army is Lucifer. They want to be sons; they recognize the scripture, 'he that is born of God has no sin,' but they blithely go on. These people are far from me, living in sin and teaching others the inevitability of sin until death. The licensor and Spirit of Grace cannot stand together. God brings the curse on those sleight of hand.
Your thoughts are not my thoughts. At best your thoughts are a vain hiss. It is many thoughts that make the mortal man. Those who follow their own brain will weep and mourn; there will be great pain. The mind is a terrible thing. The mind is not subject to the law, nor can it be. We labor with a cursed mind for the carnal mind is neither subject to the law of God, nor can it be. That which is in the enmity must die. All thoughts must be rejected. I would have all calls to me stopped. There is a blessing to make the cessation of the mind permanent. Let us be patient. We must grow in silence. You must go on waiting, watching, and listening; then our hearts will be quiet by grace. Keep seeking peace. Great will be your peace if you continue faithfully. You will receive a new heart and mind. Grow up into the mind of Christ, from which all good thoughts proceed. To know is not to think. To make decisions is to live in your carnal mind. We do not sing from our carnal minds; there will be a group of purified believers singing of the blessing. He gives faith to those who heed and obey him. Hear my wonderful words. I truly speak of love and how you are barbarous when taken under. Oh hear my words you mighty. Pursue sweet words of life. Live and learn. Listen to my voice so that you will hear all words. Hear and live; the Spirit gives life with every word heard. Live and be free.
What is necessary for salvation? — obedience to commands heard. Listen to my voice, and I will be your shepherd. Hear the word of the Lord from within. Blessed are they who hear the word of God and obey. Be slow to speak, quick to listen. To hear and obey is hard. Getting quiet is preparation. Think on His name. Ears must hear. The more you hear, the more you want to hear. Hear my voice's wonderful, sweet words. People have not heard that you can lose your life. You must lose your life to save it. Faith within purifies. What's going to happen, you might hear. Believe you are hearing the Son of God. When you sit and wait, hope for purity, hope for change. Come to me with the hope of speaking and acting righteously. I will show you the secret sins of your heart. The Lord is gentle and kind to those whom He corrects, and even more than usual to those in suffering circumstances; for what cause have I against the elect? The words I speak to you impart life; you only hear what has been imparted. In no way do I diminish those who spend time reading the web site. It is the Spirit who gives life, nothing else. My life comes in small increments. Hope releases the power of God to change you. There is no hope for anyone outside the power of God. We are saved by hope. We live by the restoration of hope. We hold the promise to be true. Keep your hope alive. Prize your time; use it wisely. Everyone, make it your ambition to lead a quiet and peaceful life. Hear you incarnate.
Those who sit at the feet of Christ to hear his word — their ground is to wait. Everyone must submit to waiting on God, waiting in humility. We wait for the inward experience. Patiently we wait for God's instructions. When waiting, even if you do not hear for some time, it will be to your benefit; know that He is at work deep inside of you. The godly wait for my instructions for many things shall I come want done. Hope to do good according to His infinite capacity. We must first be shown our sin within, which is enmity to God. Wait for Him to charter your feet. I was surely sent; as I was sent, so too must you be. To serve without hearing is putting your life in danger. Listen to my advice; He will not spare the flock. You must cease from using my name. A word spoken from the Spirit requires you to hear what the Spirit says to you; speak only what you are told to speak. Put together my mouth and my mind to deliver the word of God to the world; the word is given to proven receptacles. No one is to be giving speeches until words come from Him. When you speak words from yourself, it doesn't matter what you say; you say them with the wrong spirit. All and only words from Him are to be spoken; the purpose is to prevent anyone from going out without authority, which you can see creates problems. Regarding those who run ahead, they are abandoned with cruel, hard knocks. Those who take directed action will save theirs and others' lives. If told what to pray for, they can be extremely effective; to pray as heard — righteous expectation. Master following. Follow precisely; do not deviate. Everyone hear what the Spirit says; this you do. You do as God has directed and only that; we do as He tells us. With freedom comes responsibility. The works of my father must be done by all if you are to inherit eternal life. Watch and keep low. You may feel a severe, irritating pressure. Once you have expressed sorrow over the past, it is redundant to bring it up again. Forget the feelings of having past failed. Through guilt you can become entangled again. Forgetting what lies behind, we press onward. There is only one thing needful. Hear me, my children. My words are in a place within you. Abide in my word. He has come in every word. I have come to teach all things. I have come to lead into all truth. My words are truth. I have come that you might have life, the superior life of God. Faith within justifies, not an outward faith. Your strength is to wait. Blessed are those who hear my words. Every word heard brings you closer to Him; every word heard is your faith. Let not a word die in you. Wait, watch, listen. Come to the life. Come to the source. Come to me, and I will speak to your souls. Stay with me, and I will show you the secrets of life. Wake, give rise to power. Wait for, hope for, the Lord. Let Your mercy be in proportion to our waiting and hoping on You. If we go to him, and we wait on him, he comes. We need to get quiet and ready to listen. In humble silence we sit and wait. Patiently we wait in humble silence. Patiently and assiduously we wait. As we wait, we hope. We go to him, and he rains help on us; well does this exercise of God purify those who do. Listen, heed, and obey — the word is near thee.
My word is in your heart and mouth. When you have heard the dead words in the Bible and recall them, heed what is said; always obedient to His commands. Take unto you my yoke. If those who hear will obey, their progress will be swift. I shall open up the doors of life to him that proceeds. You are my disciple if you do what I say. Listen to and obey my voice, and I will be your God. Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts. He speaks to each of us mind-to-mind with words tailored to our exact understanding — my word. Listen well to my words; attend to them. The words you hear are not to be put away in a case; they are to be heeded, which results in life-changing actions. Those who do not hearken diligently to my command will not hear my voice. Obey the truth; do this and you shall live. Loving God is obeying Him; and if you don't seek to hear Him, you will miss the opportunity. If you love me, you will obey me. He who does not love me does not obey my commands. Those who continue in obedience love Christ. Who loves me will walk on hinds' feet in high places. Keep listening and obeying, and you will do well. Once again, my word is in your heart and mouth, which is there to obey.
Nobody became perfect by trying to be perfect.
If you would be perfect, follow me. Everybody who believes the son shall be made perfect. The Lord's arm has been withheld; witness therefore man made perfect. It takes several years to reach a stage of perfection. What is the evidence of your belief? — operational faith. Faith is to hear the Word of God and obey. And to those who obey, he will appear like a magnificent star in your heart. One sees the light of Christ. We await the presence. Light comes from faith in the voice. I have come as a light to the world so that whoever believes in me shall not abide in darkness. I am the light of the world; he who follows me shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life. Blessed is he who holds that the light is true. There is a presence within you, which is the same as God; the light in you is the same from which it originated. The light was given plentifully to every man. Heed the light, which is to assent to truth. The light shows us our image, however fanciful we have become. My true friends take no thought of confessional; don't take the time when you get a clear view. The Lord reproves those who are His. When the light shows you something to do, every act of disobedience has to be carried away by an act of obedience. Awaken the power within you. Power comes to those who waited, heard, and obeyed. Power comes to those who least expect it. Those who listen in the light, I would have walk in my life. Heed the light that you may be children of the light. Walk in fellowship in the light. Do not let the light go down on your anger.
The gift of God is himself — a measure of his Spirit; to each man a measure. The Spirit is given to each man according to the willingness of his heart. If the Spirit is given to you in sufficient measure, then your heart will see and feel; well do those exercise the power. Listen to and obey my voice; listen to my sweet words of wisdom. If you pay attention and obey, it results in union with God. He joins with our cleansed nature. We must become like Him to merge with Him. There is no condemnation for those in Christ. He who is in my name is part of my body. He wishes to make you like Him. We need to get clean before we can truly worship. There are very few people who, when they see what God is, would turn down union with him. The family of God dwells in their temples. Feel the power of an endless life; eat from the tree of life. Strengthen the inner man. Power within directs. Without our promises the soul is grieved; with them the soul settles down to a vigilant tribute to the Lord.
A Warning from the Lord: 'You must distribute liberally.' Give from your excess. Do not be content with stocks. Share the riches with others as you liberally distribute to the poor. Share with those who have an excess burden. Give to whomever asks of you. Take heed not to do your deeds so as to be seen by men. Do the same for all men. Do not be among those who settle for gold. I am the Alpha and Omega; he that follows me shall not want.
When you cast my warnings behind you, this erases the fear we must have. Pay not attention, heed not, and I will come upon you as a thief in the night. He was in them, but they obeyed not his voice. I have given counsel, but they have ignored it. He shall shut the door on those not holy. There will be no solace. There will be weeping and gnashing outside those who obeyed the Lord. Those who sin willfully have intent to purpose — and there are those who sin that are frightened to death at what they have done.
Strive to enter through the narrow gate; few will find it. Men have stopped trying. They have plunged themselves into iniquity. Fat men of increase would have a god fat of increase, so they can use God to become holy or to become fat. Seek his face. Seek his face in ever increasing glory. He who seeks me earnestly and diligently will find me. Heed and obey. Life's sustaining action is available to those who heed. Six attestations prove the reign's existence. The King is where He is king. If all that profess me, would possess me. You must produce fruit, much fruit. True followers bring forth fruit. See that you dwell in him, and he dwells in you. Dwell in the immortal seed. He that views them from afar off — he that is quiet — that is his place.
Make yourselves slaves to righteousness, whose reward is holiness. You are the slave of whom you choose; obey, or not interested? You are the children of whom you obey. You are the slaves of whom you obey. Every man must experience being a slave to God. You must submit continually. He must do all things. When you are purged from dead works, you are freed from serving iniquity to serving God. Happy are they who serve God in His kingdom. To be a servant requires your mind to be made new. For servitude, every man must experience heart-felt desire; he must become totally different. We are followers. Want to be different. Learn how I feel about things. Where you are different, want to be changed to be like me. Everyone must be vanilla — the same.
I dwell in those with a broken and contrite heart. You shall suffer persecution when you lead a godly life. He proposes trust to those of us who know the way. In the time of the enemy, the Lord is still with you. Any of you whose sting to bear has been hard, use these facts: all have suffered before you; sin is excoriated; God will remove the burden in time; and the same is experienced by every cleanliness-desired heart in the nations. Therefore, for the several cases, we wish you well when you suffer. A man suffers with whatever he is deprived. Take no offence; do not be offended at anything. In the time of the enemy, there are difficult things to endure; despise not the cross. Through patient endurance do you possess your souls. Either pain in this life or the next. Don't ever complain. Stand fast in the faith. Never give up, no matter how good it feels looking back. Take no thought of yourself. It is blind to give up, knowing the will of God. Don't even think about giving up. Let patience have its perfect work. Remain faithful to the promises. Doubt not, faint not, forget not. Accept everything; take offence at nothing; just sit and wait.
There was an uproar when Jesus first appeared on the earth. They called me a heretic; they accused me of blasphemy; they hated me; they cursed me; they said, 'here comes the trier of our law.' Those who hate Him also hate His record. We will be abrasive. Marvel not if the world hates you; you will be hated.
Just like Judaism was taken over by the enemy, so has Christianity, which is corrupt through and through. There is no church in the world that Christ set up specifically. Like Daniel, you are captive of the Chaldeans. Your place of worship is filled with unclean birds. Touch no unclean thing. Babylon is great and mighty. Babylon the great: aggrandizement of self. Woe to those who try to bring good from evil. Oh Christendom, be not at ease in Babylon! In your worship service look around you; do you see the Holy Spirit? Proper worship is for two or three to speak as moved by the Spirit. Christians today are not Christians. No one on earth is righteous, not one. Everyone stumbles. You can engage in sinful behavior and not even know it. Often Christians don't even realize they are living in sin. No one in Christendom is warning the people about sin. They must isolate their vain-glorious spirits. By their evident display of sin, Christians cause my name to be blasphemed among the people. They have passed their usefulness. They taught themselves in will-worship. I am going to clean my house. I have had to deal with very wicked people who have cast the law behind their backs; in my anger I have left them no peace. A lightness of mind causes a man to discard the law. The leaders of Christianity are dogs; professing to know everything, they know nothing. Despite his record, the world regards Augustine as the foremost expert on religion. The Catholic church is medieval; it is a beast. Those of the Aegean Sea, their counsels are thick and dark; their hearts are callous and cold. The Protestant sects have invented nothing new except instant salvation by grace; it is twisted, pernicious lies, a fatal flaw that turns aside the just. The entirety of Buddhism is full of lies and hypocrisy. The whole world has gone in the way of error: everyone dies in sin; the world remains in sin. Do you agree with any who in their arrogance have stated that God excuses evil in believers? It's not fair, but they don't care. Faith without works is dead. Little children, let us love not only in word but in deeds. If all would possess me, removing chance. People cannot hear, who are taught by enemies. The Christian medium itself is conformable to death. Great is the destruction of those places of worship. Sacraments: conflagration — to continue to do what you are not supposed to do, and afterwards be overcome with grief as to what you have done. Church: forever sorry for what you have done, while at the same time turning right around and doing it again; it feeds itself. Those in Babylon will be given thirty days to repent. Come out of her, my love. Come out of her my people; you are defiled.
Your heart cannot reach those who wonder after the beast. O Christian, do not speak to the Jew unless instructed. The holy people of God should avoid contentions and protracted wrangling over the bitter truth; avoid public opposition. I would have my people not be offended by a lack of sincerity or truth. Avoid the presentation of evil. Avoid foolish controversies; fend off pointless questions. Everyone who desires rest from the bitter and the sour, you must use soap, my soap, the Holy Spirit.
From this one earth shall many earths come forth. There is a promise of more worlds to come. Let's go to a new land where children are a score. The new earth will be full of wisdom. The Lord's wisdom will rain the children. Follow me and I will lead you to a new land; you will explore a new land, a place where no one else has ever been. Jesus is a mighty name to be declared in all the worlds to come. Guard and protect His name. Nobody else has the answers, nobody but He. You will hear the truth at final judgment. Truly, I say to you, all the truth is magnificent; you will marvel when you see it. Even Job marveled at what he saw.
Gather the prophets: Isaiah, Ezekiel, Jeremiah, and all. You can find out what is pleasing to God. Proverbs: we must all believe the hidden comforts in those proven words. The Bible has been made hollow through the years and therefore blamed. Ratify James. And then they read again, and saw the law applied to them too. The law is yours to have and keep until death does part. Ephesians 5:5-6: This the void of the earth, made perfectly clear. Little children, thy garments are spotted. Little children, take heed unto me. I am the source of all truth. Unless you hear and see, there will be no progress. God helps not the proud; he assists the humble. He who has my words and keeps them, serves the Son. Walk in the steps of faith. Feel Christ, the Way. My true friends proceed from faith; it orders them. It's all about building faith. The soul shall live that chooses me; the greatest reward for the finest of the few who will persist to the end. I will build you up so that you have no worries and no cares. Sit with me, and I will make you clean. Those young in the faith will succeed; there is still time. One does not become a son talking about it. Grace destroys sin. The changes that the Spirit makes are long lasting. We seek a permanent relationship. In the Old Testament it was not a permanent relationship; they often lost it. Temporary perfection is replaced by permanent perfection.
Blessed be the man who is tired of self. The sacrifice of life has been given to the few who would lose their life to save it.
The sacrifice of life is a twist of fate. The sacrifice of life is given to those who can afford it. Thou art the sacrifice. Do not love the things of this world. You must learn to hate everything you worship. Have nothing to do with the evils of society. Everyone should put away what they are doing for the sake of righteousness. Few will be saved because of their love of life. There is no life apart from God. The Spirit of Grace both charges and removes, just like Jesus said 'repent,' and also healed. By mercy and grace, evil is taken out of your heart. The Lord can work around anything in a man. I stand with those freed from sin. You are a son when Jesus appears in your heart to guide you. Those who belong to Christ are through with sin. Talking about sin does no good. All talk is an abomination. God, save us from the sayings of our mouth. Conversation is to be restricted so much that you are ostracized. Let your yes be yes and your no be no. When spoken to, don't be rude; you can answer, but let your words be as few as possible. Avoid foolish conversations. Avoid foolish controversies. Pay attention to what you are saying; make it brief. Let your words be few, seasoned with grace. In the course of your day, you might have only one or two words said as you pursue your goal. Speak only if it is really necessary. Facebook is gossip; be angry at gossip. We offer a maturity. Blessed are those who are set free from the bonds of imprisonment. People have not heard of the grace of God, which separates from sin; so all that seek their hope through the gospel, the power of God takes hold of a man and makes him holy. Your soul is purified by obeying the truth; thus I come to rule in whose heart is thoroughly penitent, and you are redeemed from under the power of Satan. Those not purified in this life must suffer through the next.
Salvation is not expectation. Salvation is to be delivered from sin. Your past evidences are a failure. Witness salvation; your life isn't worth a plug nickel, unless you are shown salvation. Make every effort, for the days are few. Saved by grace; but what about the rest of that chapter? You have not experienced grace until you have been raised with Him. Changing grace is alive in those who are confident. Grace brings salvation to those who have been expecting it and ordering themselves aright. However well meaning you are, you must read and see if your life measures up. I must warn you — you must make every effort to add to your faith and enter the rest. You must see the sabbath to enjoy it — not only that, but you must feel it; feel it go through your heart as yours to keep. Let no man deceive you; he who has entered into the rest has ceased from his own works. The three witnesses: these three clearly must be manifest; eyes have to germinate. Heaven appears to the spiritual eye. Ears must hear, eyes must see.
Little children, this is the seventh day of the kingdom; we are at the beginning of time. There has never been a time like now; all men will twist in the earth. Long have we tolerated evil in the world; it is no longer tolerable. The world is full of all manner of sin. Listen everyone! There is a time coming when everyone will hear the voice of the Lord; heed and obey. Those who imagined they were without sin will be told. There is a time coming when the innermost thoughts of all men will be revealed. I will warn people about the coming troubles, about which there is no comparison. Until one has seen and heard the troubles, they can't imagine them. I have provided several warnings. Because I have heard my children's cries, I will fill the whole earth with water; there will be a series of problems stemming from that one event. My time is very, very short. The Lord will give recompense to his enemies. Revelation foretells the future. The world in every man is destroyed by the Lord. Men have forgotten that food is the gift of God to man. I am going to make the necessities of life scarce. The secure will take advantage of the insecure. Sudden rain gets the best of everything, and then an interruption in the oil supply. The ungodly will panic; the Lord will deliver those who are his. I will put a dividing line in the countries. Those who have no light, I will destroy. There will be many deaths; I will not refrain from death. I will betray those who are happy in their sins. I will fill the whole earth with the dead. The bodies will be removed; the rest stay. All is being done for the sake of the children. I will give ample time before destruction of sin. If you are one of the elect, you need not fear; God is with you. You will have the protection of the heavens. Let your heart not be troubled. I will let you know the venue by which you will escape. I don't expect you to throw caution to the wind. I want everyone to save something beforehand. There will be violence in the land. In time of extreme difficulty, everyone turns to God. The narrow way is to be understood by everyone in the whole world. Everybody stops what they are doing, and waits on the Lord; I am sorry to say, but many will return to sin. I will unite the transgressors. Those slain for their testimony will be avenged when the persecutions have ceased; those slain are quickly compensated. Record corruption will cover the earth. Violence shall shake the land. All those who destroy will be imagined to be my authorities. Whoever does wickedly and unjustly will be punished. Those with vengeance the Lord will punish. To those of you who sit in complacency, doing nothing: the sword is for all of you that love the world and the deceivableness of lust; I will devour the earth. The children have lost the inheritance of God. Every single person suffers from lack of fidelity. They must pass through the earth wise.
Those who have no light, on these I will collapse. Those who have light, I will spare. Clearly there are some who will be greatly preferred. I am going to thin the earth; entire families will die; entire towns will perish. I love the little children too, but I want to see them bloom; you will see them break forth. How often I have wished to gather my people up, but they will not turn from their evil ways. There will be a crisis; widespread destruction in all nations. A purge must take place; deaths are necessary. The power that gave them life, gives them death. I will make men more precious than rubies. I will make obedience the fruit of righteousness. I will put my law into every man's heart. The Lord shall establish righteousness throughout the earth. There will be peace between men. Only when God's hand has circled the earth, can he gag the lion. I will put my tongue on the face of the earth. When the people hear my name, they will tremble. It will be done. O seek the Lord you mighty, while you still have strength. Come to me, and I will guide the meek and lowly. Turn and be strengthened. Blessed are the meek; they have the right to speak.
So it behooves God to call upon him, all who have needs. Bring all who want to escape Egypt; those who like Egypt are thwarted from coming. I was looking for men who wanted to become something like me, but now they have stopped seeking a way. They have taken the Bible and made it an unholy thing used to justify their immersion in sin. It is our fear that has been rejected. For their survival, it is necessary to listen to the Spirit, but they are so busy praying, they cannot hear. When they pray, they know not what they pray to. I am concerned for the people have gone back into the Bible and thus minister to themselves. Studying the Bible is a work of the flesh. I work with the blind; but if you think you can see, and you are not with me in heaven, I will make you a laughingstock.
Everyone listen to what the Spirit says; this you follow. This is the journey out of Egypt; this is the journey to the kingdom, the gate crasher; and the barriers come down. All this comes to pass according to his purpose by self-denial and yielding to his will. Everyone must work hard along the way, taking care not to do your works so as to be seen by men. You must be on the alert and ever watchful. Be of strong will and good patience; be bold and resolute. Do not let yourself get discouraged. Be content in all circumstances. The Lord is the panacea. You do your best; we do the rest. In Christ is the promise of health and happiness. It is by grace your heart is gladdened. Those who are convinced and seek with their whole heart I will order aright. Dear, a ratify of James will do wonders. Do not perish; not from this life, but from the life of God. By mercy and truth evil is purged out of the heart. All dies when the Word is touched.
As you can see, the state of mankind is not good. The whole world lies in wickedness; the wickedness knows no shame. Darkness mocks the earth; darkness covers the earth. I can't help the people of the world for their back is toward me; they have put me on ignore. Woe be to the inhabitants of the earth, who stand not in the counsels of the Lord, but as they wish. People of the world are taught vanity. There is no fear of God or common sense in the world. Every man walks without me; every man walks without hesitation. Everyone walks after the imagination of their heart. No one walks by me. All men are profane. All men are evil. Pride is eminent. Corruption is over all, corruption is under all, corruption is everywhere. America's colleges and universities continue to express filth and lust on all sides. The world knows no restraint; their passions are their downfall. The wicked assert themselves. Your wickedness lies in shame. Every man was his own king. Then there were those who lived openly in sin with no shame. Much is said in the marriage vows; if those promises were kept, the world would be a better place. Life's curse: a dark house. Religion has rejected the status of men. People like their anger and rage. Violence has become pervasive. Football takes little boys and turns them into animals. Violence begets violence. Those who sought power found they could never get enough. Wives are speaking of their husbands for whom their lips ought to be sealed. Children are taught fellowship with some other being rather than with God. People are valued only on their looks. Most people go through life never needing, never seeking a lasting solution; after death there is a sense of regret over their life. Everyone will be known by what they have said and done. People must stand the price for their very brazen behavior. All men are without excuse; if I were silent, they would have an excuse. Cities show how ignorance can be in a cluster. The cities reflect the spirit of the tower of Babel. The world resides in the shade. What is happening in the world is the result of the Lord being forgotten. No one wants to admit that the world's debt is unsustainable; the world's balances stand in subjection. The world cannot see, and they are literally stumbling. The world is like a man running to jump into a snake pit; the formula is here, it is ripe for destruction, and we wait for the results. When the Lord purposes to effect a change, it is effected in a major way. The whole world believes what is about to happen couldn't happen. Blessed is the man who stands alert at my gates. My intent is to shake the entire world into a knowledge of my being. If you ask, 'What must I do?' — stay at home and wait on God.
All nations shall be gathered to Him. The sheep of His fold are in all nations. In all nations, from every corner, men will stand and make a joyful sound unto the Lord. I am going to free a mountain full of people. The Lord shall break His rock over the heads of people. We look forward to reintegration. The survival of the fittest will come. I will grant a remover; he is justice; the lion's share. I will order a reprover of that certain lifestyle, living a certain way; they can't be reached. I will give him words to speak. He will cleanse the earth; he will be my agent and authority, my cleansing agent. His hands will not touch. I will convey death.
The woman was snatched away and hidden in the wilderness again. The woman in the wilderness is beautiful. Little children listen to the woman in the wilderness. This time when she appears, she will come in great power. Modern Pentecost is fast approaching, when the arm is bared. His arm has been cloaked since the apostles. A resurgence of power; the purpose of power: the perfecting of the saints. It will be the mightiest church ever, with the greatest punishments too. It is God's judgment that apostles are to be sent into the world. There will be many sites in every language. The world awaits the promise. The works of many shall be praised. Many shall govern. Oh seek the Lord you mighty, for the kingdom is sweet, and pure, and holy. He fathers not the fool but fathers the wise in His paradise. The house of the righteous is glorious. The Lord is a pleasant inheritance. Without obedience you have nothing; sorry, there are not wildcards in the camp. What do you great princes mean; have you heard him? This is a call, a genuine call: Revelation 22:7. There are two things I hate: pride and an excuse for failure. Seek first the kingdom, and all else will be provided, provided you stay on course. In all things be content. He who does not seek the kingdom will be the poor. The hypocrite may talk of faith and do evil. Oh seek the kingdom you mighty.
Whatever God commands, whether it be dying on the cross, we obey; however financially strait, however it affects our reputation, however ruinous. Withhold nothing from Him, and He will withhold nothing from you. You are without excuse O man. Holy is the kingdom, the surrounding radiance of it. There is a wondrous beauty to be had. My friends are in the kingdom, the covenanted. Those inside are warm and humble. Communion is possible. We stand in His presence; in the kingdom we stand before God and His holy angels. We stand before Him that we might glorify Him. We stand in the presence of God speaking forth His words as commanded. A time of great rejoicing: a time of being told what to do. They lost their life by me taking their life. One dies on the cross. To endure on the cross is dying. There is a hate of life associated with praise at death. There is no burden of death among us. Most problems come from reading the Bible without correct understanding. The Bible is so hard to understand, their minister can tell them anything, and they will believe it. Do you know him or just pretend to know him; to know him is to have met him and listened to him. Seek the meeting. Don't think you are safe until you have been reproved and reproved. You cannot be beyond question; that cannot be answered. Make sure of your election. He will know the elect. To know you are born again is to see your salvation appear in your heart.
There are those who profess to know truth, only having knowledge of the Bible. There are those who live in elegance and turn their backs on the poor. Now who would put away anger; who would put away filth; who among you stays the course? And what does he offer us? He offers himself. And what does he declare? I've warned them and given them the requirements and preached the exclusions; they should not expect anything else or conclusion. All having been said, I stand ready to rescue those being saved at the last minute. Prepare for the flight.. Do not believe everything you see or hear. Beware of false rumors that would lead aside the elect. When you see the abomination of desolation, do not be afraid; stand your ground; I will come within five minutes to destroy him.
Christianity has no idea who I am or what I stand for. God reveals Himself to His true servants. God reveals himself in fire. Remember, what is known of God is revealed in a man; a word not from the heart is too easily consumed, is not to be dwelled on, nor does it catch the appetite. Listen to me my people; hear. Lay my words upon your hearts and minds. Attend to my words; guard my commands; let them form a sight around you. Keep on repenting from the evil He shows you in your heart. Continue with me; continue in obedience. The lure of sin dulls. My words are spirit and they impart life. The words you keep rise up to purify you. The time will come and now is when the dead shall hear the Son of God and live. Except I dig a man out of his grave, he shall no wise see salvation. A son of God is chosen.
All are reconcilable to some degree. All must come to a knowledge of God. Christ died so that all men of the earth shall arise. We are all precious in His sight. The righteousness of God will be revealed to all men. All will be forgiven in the end. All flesh shall see the salvation of God. Every tongue will witness Jesus Christ as Lord. He will rule every man. All the people shall be governed. My love overcomes everything. Everyone will lose their life. There are no failures in the next life, only people getting better. My prayer is: those who are lost will be found. I will cause the highest to the lowest to seek me. He will give root to those who seek him a third time. Every man and woman must stop being their own judge and leave it to me to judge them inwardly over time. All the help of the tested word cannot exceed that of judgment. We await the judgment of the word. I will render to every man according to his deeds.
God lets man see his evil self. Set your sights on the heavens where you are to sit down with Him and to where all are called, according to the riches of his mercy. Be the very best you can — for Me. Reach for the top. We are all going to die anyway, so why not make the best possible of your death? Man must die. We have the hope of a promising life. Maintain hope. Fight the good fight, which leads to victory. Where can he be found? You don't have to go to the heavens or go to the deeps, for he is in your heart, patiently waiting to teach you. My words are spirit and whole life. Sit with me, and I will make you whole. Remember the temple outside and the temple inside. Let's get on with building it, which ends with him showing it to you in you.
Women are widely discriminated against. In my Church there is but one, both male and female are one in Christ; Paul spoke of unruly women, newly initiated. You will see them minister in power and in my name. The hand is on the neck to guide them low and keep them low. I agree with you; low should be seen and not heard, neither is this offered to any individual who cannot control her tongue and self has not died.
To sit in humble silence, waiting on the Lord, is to bear the cross — instead of thinking how you might please others. The work of the cross is to sit in the light and look at your will. In the course of your day, sit, sit, sit. In this process of carrying your cross, your sin gradually disappears, within and without, to your satisfaction. The wants disappear as the fleshly man decreases. Each word heard draws us closer to being protected. Little by little the Lord's will, will be progressed. There is only one way to get perfect, and it has been refused. When I tell them they need to clean the inside of the cup, they sit and wonder. When I tell them about the cross, they have no answer; they seem to have no desire. When you take up the cross, there is a record created. Those on the cross are pleasing to me. He who is not on the cross is repulsive to me. Those who have been crucified are through with sin as a motivator, and this must be felt from the inside. As wonderful is the crucifixion of self, you are to continue in the steps of faith until you hear or see the end. We know total destruction of sin when finished; stay on the course. We await the fulfilling.
We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, male and female. The Lord shall render to every man according to his works, good or bad. Judgment measures the buying and rendering of each. Every man's work must pass through the fire; every man's work is judged by fire. I will devour those who do not follow, and snatch the righteous from the fire. Judgment begins with the house of God. The righteous will barely be saved. Those who seek the honor of men will know no other. Peace, honor, and glory to those who persist in working good.
You must stand apart from this fast paced world; you can't be in it. The release from captivity of sin was first mentioned in Isaiah. The natural man listens, he hears people talk, and he forms his opinions. The god of this world leads people to have their own opinions too; he blinds their eye as to what is good and what is evil; he examines their past to see how he may thwart their understanding; the difference between good and evil blurs. It pays people to resolve the massive difference between good and evil.
The world will be regenerated as it was in the beginning, world without end. God's Spirit powers the earth. There will be a mist released, which shall cover the whole earth. Everything will be provided. The Lord will teach us the early way of life. Let's go to a new land where children are a score. The Lord's wisdom will rain the children. The sole objective of the new world is to not harm children. Witness alive in the new creation. The Shulamites are favored by God, made perfect, made holy, and made lastingly holy. If any man desires to come after me, let him deny himself and follow. He who follows me I will not deny, but will open the book of life to him. Righteousness will spring forth. God treads down and throws away all that is unholy; there is a dying. I will come again to the elect; I will be their crown to lead and guide them. Christ does not come into the world, but comes into his own and gathers his seed; there, is an eating of bread and a taking off the chains. Many will see Him on that day. Everyone will see whom they have pierced. Be he who is called within. The men and women on this site have had their hearts opened. What must you do to inherit eternal life? — what everyone must do: keep the commandments, pick up your cross, and follow me. I am the resurrection and the life; he that comes to me shall not lack but have everlasting life. Anything evil is not of God. Hate all evil. Overcome evil with good. Abhor violence. Do not swear. No smoking worldwide, worldwide. Never the status of lying to one another. Do not sue. Follow in His footsteps. Owe no one any debt but one of love.
Christianity has no idea who I am or what I stand for. The enemy is in all of Christendom. Everyone is expecting Jesus to be their excuse. They are a stubborn people; their hearts have waxed cold. They think to be saved by making a noise about being saved. They are a clueless, fruitless people. All are filthy dreamers. He that doesn't listen is damned already. Their damnation does not slumber, nor do they remain sober, nor do they remain open minded in this present world. They have missed the mark. They have ignored my commands to turn from sin. They would have no laws. For half of Christianity the blood will be disastrous. God has not called us to uncleanness, but to holiness. The new law became unrighteousness. The covenant of the Lord is a breakage of the people. Until you can witness receiving faith from Christ, you are under the law. How could they be mine if they journey in outward ways? Don't dress up in your best clothes to impress your friends, rather turn inward. Christians have lost the gift of life to govern themselves. These people no longer represent me; they have caused great indignation. They are unable to defeat sin because of scant belief; food is scant among them.
The world thinks life consists of getting married. The world must learn it is necessary to seek God. To live is to seek God with all your heart, soul, and strength. God is not found going to services or reading about him. His pervasive power awakes in us. No man is promoted or excused that repeats sin. The spirit works in a man to make him clean and holy — to put him at ease, at rest, clean, and supreme. I came to conquer, not judge. Little children, share in my peace. The righteous will have peace, and the unbeliever will have great trouble. Aim for and pursue peace. We seek a lasting peace. Live in peace forever. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts for every thought and deed. Call on the Lord with a pure heart. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. There are no laws when you are under complete control of the spirit; you walk in love in obedience as prompted — you don't walk in restricted flesh. Christ is freedom.
Faith is a series of revelations. He gives faith to those who heed and obey him. Great will be the reward for those whose faith is strong. He who believes has the witness in himself; he who believes overcomes the world. Men must be renewed into the image of God. There will be true love. The prevailing wind will prevail. God's mercy and kindness endure forever. Whoever does worthily will sit on my throne. Prepare the way of the Lord. Let all that are named of the Lord depart from iniquity. At times of avoidance we are clearly on the path. Let all turn from man's belief to be saved. You must forsake all that is evil and follow that which is good, in a heart that is alone from ours, which is solved by straightening up so that you are not going to want anything that is wrong.
Every man is addicted to something in the world; left alone, they hunt for more. The greatest desires are fleshly.
People are so desperate for approval, they lie. The selfish human nature is being exposed and brought out once for all. We must be shown the extent of our sexual desires. Fear God and give glory to him.
Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth, but a sword; after a man has demonstrated his faith, do I give him peace. A man must learn control of his body. Mankind's failure—sexual immorality. Neither do we in any way encourage violence. He doesn't want militia. Run from a partisan. The just shall forgive. Follow peace with all men. Let everyone live their life. Strive to live at peace with all men. Let no man criticize his brother. You are to love all people; make no discrimination. Do good to all, not championing the cause of certain people. Be blind to the faults of others. Before we correct, we must be corrected. He who points the finger had better make sure his finger is clean. When you judge others, you judge yourself. The Lord gives who has mercy a smooth way. Men who are not aware boast of their imperfections. Millions have received revelations over the centuries. Millions have confirmed the sweet, pure, holy water; and millions have confirmed the fruit. Millions are learning. You must learn to save your soul. Learn from me. The Spirit teaches by grace.
Those who are immoral have no inheritance in God's kingdom. The kingdom will be found by those who search for it and who are led by me. The kingdom is awaited with patience. Those who imagined they were in the kingdom will be cast aside. Let us diligently labor to enter the kingdom. The way is clear: listen and obey. Health and happiness are in the kingdom. Dwell to be born. Be hearty, be confident, do no evil; be resolute and of good cheer. Awake branch, to life. The real test is giving from your excess. He who would know the will, shall know the will of God. The just shall walk with me. Being a Christian is not being alone. The whole world will see what it means for a man to sort himself. The whole world will see the works and words of God. The whole world will see what it means to be righteous. The end will be wonderful, until those who have the life of God will be seen. God will show his mercy. The hour comes, and now is, when you shall hear the Voice of the Son of God, and those who hear shall live to join in true love; you that are low in Spirit shall be raised. No longer will I remember your sins. I will gather my elect. The day is fast approaching when the day of reckoning occurs. He cannot teach us unless we are fully aware of the stings. Do not be misled; come, listen, hear. Let no one defraud you. At his feet—only then will I pardon and forgive;—come, child-like. Every man that comes, must come through the cross;—I say every man. You are the child of whom you obey. Remember, every person who sins denies Him as Lord and Master. Those who refuse to look at their slavery say, 'Church me.' Narrow is the road that leads to life, and few will find it. He who walks by my Spirit shall inherit salvation.
All is on the inside. Serve the inner son. Serve Christ in the newness of life; to serve is to obey. Serve Christ; when disaster strikes, even more so. When disaster strikes, stay at home. My words are the same; they have not changed. I must teach every man in his own way the workings of grace. In every heart is heart-and-soul purifying grace. Like the Apostles, you too must be cleansed.
Continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling. Do not be slack in performing your duties. Renew yourself in the pattern of the Lord; those who do so, their strength will not fail them. There is no life without the love of God. In the Lord alone is love, righteousness, peace, joy, and virtue. Forget all your worldly cares; put your trust in me. Blessed is he who follows in the footsteps of Christ. Put on the new life. The new life is as radically different as a man who has lived underground his whole life, suddenly coming above ground to see the sun, the sky, the plants, the animals, the wind, the stars. Put on the new creature. If anyone is standing with a new heart, he is a new creature. Behold, the substance of my inheritance is to turn the sword into ploughshares. Therefore let us arm ourselves with this good and precious knowledge. Obey my voice, and I will help you become holy like myself. The Lord is good to his servants. Man's eye has not seen nor has his ear heard the things God has prepared for those who love him. Follow me! Follow me as fast as you can; you start by sitting. Sit with me, and I will reveal all. Glad will be the hearts of those who persist until the end. How sweet the victory will be. All things said and done, you must hear; ears must hear! The Lord's will, will be done. Blessed be He that finds hope in these messages. This is the Word of the Lord to you all."
To attain the available fullness, one needs to know, and then believe what is possible. The writings of George Fox testify to thousands of men and women who became one with Christ and God and exhibited their moral ethnicity, and how by grace this joy is available to all who seize the true hope: purity through the inward cross of self-denial, the power of God. And after purity, to enter paradise, the Kingdom of God within and around us; our consciousness and sight being translated to the spiritual dimension, to live in union with Christ and God in their presence, while walking on earth by the light of God, as children of the light. For God is light and nearby; in him we live and move and have our being.
From the Voice of the Lord: "These writings show the true character of the church of Christ as well as the way out of darkness to light. Within these writings, you may attain the way to salvation and disprove others, while discovering the hidden depths of the gospel that Jesus came to deliver."
For those of you unfamiliar with Bible terminology,
click here for a plain speaking summary of this page.
This is repent to enter paradise on earth — good news, not bad news. For God is good and wishes us to be with Him as a partaker of the divine nature. But to be in his presence, we must become pure through death of our sinful nature on the Missing Cross to Purity — the inward cross of self-denial that leads to purity — missing from, and forgotten by, Christianity today. The cross is to man's will and man's carnal mind, which must be denied, so that we do God's will instead, according to His orders. These writings show the way to purity and union through the inward cross of self-denial, which accesses the power of God.
If any man desires to come after me,
he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.
He who does not take his cross, and follow after me, is not worthy of me.
You follow Jesus by listening to His spoken words in your heart, hearing Him, and obeying Him.
How else are you going to follow Jesus? You can't follow him reading the Bible. He can only lead you with commands tailored to your individual circumstances. To be led by him, you must listen in humble silence, then you must wait to hear Him, then you must obey Him. We grow by hearing and obeying his commands tailored to us. Jesus tells us six times that we must pick up our cross and follow him. Self-denial with obedience to the Lord's voice is the cross. Until you can hear and obey him, you must do your best to obey the moral core of the law that is on every man's heart: don't steal, don't lie, don't covet, don't commit adultery, forgive, do for others as you would have them do for you, etc. Incline your ear, and come to me. Hear [and obey], and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies promised to David. . Blessed is the man who hears me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. .
The Jews had the scriptures, but did not have the word; so they failed to recognize Jesus because they were not listening to God's voice.
Jesus told them: He who is of God, hears God's words. You cannot hear his words because you are not of God. . The Jews heard the scriptures read frequently, but Jesus just told them they did not hear God's words. I know that you are Abraham’s descendants, but you seek to kill me, because my word has no place in you. . You have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his form...you do not have his word abiding in you, . Clearly the Jews made the mistake of substituting reading scriptures for listening to and obeying the Voice of the Lord, Jesus, who is the Word of God, in your heart to hear and obey; now Christendom, making the same mistake, has lost the true hope and the way to God.
A great darkness has perverted salvation to be instant, supposedly actuated by various forms of heathenish ritual, leaving us captive to our sinful natures; confusing the Kingdom of God, within you and around you, which does not come with outward signs to be observed, to be an after-death-only heaven; and then again confusing the return of Christ with his Kingdom to individuals purified from their sinful natures, to be a future one-time return of Christ to the whole world. This site's purpose is to unravel the knot of lies blanketing Christianity and scripturally correct the confusion, in hope of inspiring you to seek the available union with Christ and God in the Kingdom while on earth, which comes to individual persons by repentance to purity.
There are those in Christendom who are content to find the minimum requirements to escape Hell; for them there is the broad, easy way that seems right to a man, but ends in destruction. Then there are those in Christendom, seeking the narrow way that few will find, who are ready to give their entire life's energy and direction to please God to the maximum possible; to those this site is directed.
From the Voice of the Lord: "This is the day of your visitation, regarding the business of obedience feared and repentance required."
When he appears, we shall be like him,
for we will see him as he is.
And every man who has this hope in him
even as he is pure.
For we are saved by hope.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
(If you die without a pure heart, you will be banned from heaven.)
For of this you can be sure,
that no sexually immoral, or impure,
or covetous person, who is an idolater,
has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.
Let no man deceive you with vain words. For because of such things God's wrath comes on those who are disobedient.
Woe to the inhabitants of the earth,
who stand forth without repentance!
Repent or Perish.
The soul who sins shall die.
Get a new heart and spirit.
Turn from your evil ways and live.
Your covenant with death will be annulled,
and your agreement with hell will not stand.
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; so that everyone may receive what is due him, according to what he has done in the body, whether it is good or bad.
For God has not called us to uncleanness, but to holiness.
Without holiness, no one will see the Lord.
As he who has called you is holy,
so you be holy in all manner of conduct.
(holy, like Jesus is holy, with all your words and deeds according to God's direction.)
Do not allow sin to reign as king in your mortal body, that you would yield to its desires and serve its lusts and evil passions.
God does not hear sinners,
Most who claim to be Christians would have a Christ who
excuses them to live as they please; a fake pearl of zero price.
Those who are living the life of the flesh
cannot please or satisfy God,
or be acceptable to Him.
The few Christians committed to truth
would have the Christ
to change them
to live pleasing to God, whatever the price.
Those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh
[the sinful nature]
with its passions and desires
[lusts and affections].
The false gospel of grace says Jesus came to set you free from the guilt of sin, lulling you to have no fear of God's disapproval and to remain in your sinful nature until death, thereby missing any chance to inherit the Kingdom of God. To suppose that Jesus erases guilt for continuing to sin, changes grace (God's love) into a license for immorality and makes the blood of Jesus an unholy promotion of sin. The true gospel says Jesus came to set you free from sin, by destroying the sinful nature within you, through obedient repentance and change by grace, through the missing cross, the power of God, which produces purity and union with Christ and God, in the Kingdom of Heaven; walking by his light in his perfect will, while on earth, and then forever. Read John 14 and John 17 to understand the true promises of Jesus, the real hope that can release the power of God to purify your heart and soul. From the Voice of the Lord: "People have not heard of the grace of God, which separates from sin."
Without the power of God working in you, there is no victory, there is no overcoming. There are three sources to the power of God being released to purify you: 1) power in the true hope and gospel, 2) power in the inward cross of self denial, and 3) the power in the name of Jesus. This power of God works in us, and keeps us through faith to salvation, which is to be delivered from sin. Christendom is without the cross of Christ, and without the true hope; and so without the power of God, left only as a form (hollow shell) of the original Christianity, without the new life of the new creature, without holiness, wallowing in sin, boasting of their imperfection, perishing, whose end is destruction. For without the power of God released to change a man, his heart remains full of sin and unacceptable to God, whatever his lips may say in the form of worship. The power of God, the inward cross of self-denial, begins by waiting on the Lord.
The true hope is detailed in John 14 and John 17 with commentary and footnotes. This writing is to show you how to carry the inward cross of self-denial with obedience to his spoken and heard words, with the name of Jesus in mind: the combination of all, to access the changing, infinite power of God to work in you, cleansing you, purifying you, delivering you from all sin, and bringing you into union with God into his kingdom, while on earth and then forever.
Long before Jesus died on the cross, he told us we must take up our cross daily, deny ourselves, and lose our life to save it. Then he died on the cross in obedience to the Father, which he himself wished to avoid in some way, but submitted to a horrible death as the example of obedience that we must follow. If we fail to daily take up our inward cross of self-denial, we are showing contempt for the death and blood of Christ. Only by repentance through the cross of loving obedience to God's commands, do we experience salvation, which is to be delivered and freed from the slavery to sin.
Repentance and Remission
[Release from the Bondage] of Sins
should be preached in His name to all nations.
God, having raised up his servant and Son Jesus,
first sent him to you to bless you,
in turning away every one of you from his iniquities [sins].
Jesus does not just forgive your past sins, he promises to bring you out of darkness to a sinless state, through repentance. Most deficit sects preach instant salvation by grace, never mentioning repentance; some deficit sects speak of repentance, but without a clue as to how to achieve it. Whatever their various heathenish rituals employed, all of the deficit sects' instant salvations are without repentance to life, leaving you still captive to sin and without salvation. Jesus tells us that few will find the narrow gate to heaven, because of false prophets [with a false salvation], so that many who claim to be Christians, even having done miracles in His name, will be rejected, because they still sinned; and then he tells us the formula for success: listen to his words and do them [practice, obey] — [come, listen, hear, and obey].
Jesus said he will deny all who continue to disobey him (sin),
even those who claim to be saved Christians.
Christ is holy, harmless, undefiled, and separate from sinners.
Why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’
and not do what I tell you?
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.
Many will say to Me in that day,
have we not prophesied in Your name,
cast out demons in Your name,
and done many wonders in Your name?' And then I will declare to them,
‘I never knew you; depart from Me,
you who practice lawlessness!’
Whoever commits sin
for sin is lawlessness.
The Son of Man will send forth his angels,
and they will gather out of his kingdom all things that offend,
and those who practice sin [or lawlessness];
and will cast them into a furnace of fire,
where there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
..Let him who has ears be listening,
and let him contemplate, discern,
and understand by hearing.
Then Jesus answered them, 'Truly, Truly I say to you,
everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin.'
If you still sin, you are slave to sin,
and Jesus cannot be your Lord.
Jesus said himself, you cannot serve two masters!
As Paul said, "if any man preaches any gospel to you other than what you have received, let him be accursed;" specifically a different gospel and different Jesus from what Paul preached. Per Acts, Paul was sent to open their eyes, and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and release from sin's slavery, and an inheritance among those who are sanctified and purified by faith in me. .
Different Jesus, different gospel? How?
- One Jesus excuses a life of sin in a believer — the other Jesus says to believers: Why do you call me Lord, and not do what I tell you. Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity [wrongdoers, still sinning]!
Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter into the kingdom of heaven.
- One Jesus offers a free ticket to heaven after you die in your sins — the other Jesus says the Kingdom of heaven is within you, and which must be entered while still on earth so you can avoid being banished in the next life.
- One Jesus leaves you miserable in your sins the rest of your life — the other Jesus destroys the sin that is in you, freeing you totally.
- One Jesus excuses all past, present, and future sins — the other Jesus forgives but then says: Sin no more! and Repent or perish!
- One Jesus requires no works — the other Jesus requires perfect works.
- One Jesus judges people on whether they believe or not — the other Jesus judges people on their works and words.
- One Jesus is remote in heaven who doesn't speak to you or teach you — the other Jesus dwells in your heart to teach you, command you, cleanse you, purify you, make you holy, love you, unite with you, glorify you.
- One Jesus saves anyone who says the sinner's prayer, gets wet, and eats bread/grape juice — the other Jesus is the author and perfecter of salvation to all those who listen to him and obey him.
- One Jesus saves instantly with little or no effort on your part — the other Jesus says strive to enter the narrow gate that leads to life (salvation) that few will find and many will try to enter but be unable.
- One Jesus requires no cross to be carried by his followers — the other Jesus says you must deny yourself and pick up your cross daily to follow him.
- One Jesus accepts you just the way you are — the other Jesus says you must lose your life, to save your life.
- One Jesus requires you to give up nothing — the other Jesus requires you to forsake everything.
- One Jesus says do nothing, I did it all — the other Jesus says make every effort to add to your faith and to enter the rest.
- One Jesus encourages sin by freeing you from guilt — the other Jesus delivers and frees you from sin, making you fit for union and fellowship with Him and the Father in heaven.
- One gospel forces you to die before you discover if your salvation was true or if you were lied to, (when it's too late to remedy) — the other gospel lets you hear God speak to you, frees you from sin, (ample proof along the way), and then lets you see Jesus, bringing your salvation as he is resurrected in you, and as you are translated into the Kingdom while alive on earth.
- One gospel presumes you are favored by God — the other gospel results in God demonstrating his favor regularly.
- One gospel asks for your money — the other gospel forbids preachers to solicit money, and sudden disaster overcomes any who do.
Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters, and he who has no money, come, buy and eat;
yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
Why do you spend money for that which is not bread? And your hard-earned money for that which does not satisfy?
Listen diligently to me, and eat that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in abundance.
Incline your ear, and come to me. Hear [and obey], and your soul shall live;
and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies promised to David. Isaiah 55:1-3
So which of the two Jesus are you depending on? Not that there are only two Jesus; there is a different Jesus for each sect, estimated at 30,000 and increasing.
Each sect takes a subset of the scriptures and creates their own God and Jesus, based on their own opinion as to which scriptures are invalid and which ones they think give them eternal life. But all the scriptures are valid; and if you have to ignore any that conflict with your understanding, you don't really understand the ones you think you do. Even former choir boy, Adolph Hitler, claimed to be saved because he believed.
Answer this question: which Jesus is likely to be Satan imitating Jesus; he who excuses guilt-free sin and promises heaven to those still sinning, or he who insists everyone sin no more, repent or perish, — deny yourself, carry your cross daily, forsake everything, and lose your life to save it?
Christians today are like the Jews, who had the scriptures and believed Moses, but failed to hear, see, and obey what he commanded. Do you believe Jesus enough to be obedient to his commands and advice? Faith comes by hearing the word, which is in your heart to be obeyed ; faith is hearing Jesus, who is the Word of God, speak from within, and to believe it is the Lord speaking to you; this is to believe in Jesus. By hearing and obeying Him, Jesus will destroy even your desire to sin. John tells us who really believes that Jesus is the Son of God: he who has overcome the world, by fighting the good fight of faith, to victory over sin.
The Sabbath is a mere shadow of the Christian's rest, but Christendom doesn't have a clue as to what the rest is. Yet the rest is a major part of what Jesus promised: Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me; for I am meek and lowly in heart, and [then] you will find rest for your souls. . This is the rest with which you cause the weary to rest, and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear. . The book of Hebrews severely warns us against failing to enter the rest: Since a promise is left us of entering into his rest still stands, let us fear, lest any of you should seem to come short of it. This is a serious warning to all who name themselves Christians: to avoid losing your soul and being banned from heaven, as the Jews were killed in the desert and banned from entering the promise land because of unbelief in God's promises, you must zealously labor in faith to attain the promised rest of the spiritual Sabbath, which is union with God and entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven, within you and around you. We are raised together with Christ to sit in the heavens in Christ, as a new creature, to sit down at rest, to enter the rest from fighting our enemies, like Israel entered the rest from fighting and purging their land of the surrounding heathen peoples; only the Christian rest is to rest from fighting spiritual enemies within themselves: lust, rage, pride, selfishness, envy, greed, covetousness, jealousy, lying, cheating, stealing, sexual immorality, profane language, and evil thoughts, etc. We cease and rest from our own thoughts and dead works, to live according to God's supplied thoughts, words, and prompted works. Salvation is to be delivered from sin and be protected from evil, sanctified from our enemies of sin. To be freed from sin, you must believe and hope in God's promise to set the captives free, to become free of sin; otherwise, you too will perish in the spiritual wilderness without ever entering the promise land — heaven. Don't be like the Jews who said they could not conquer the giants and refused to cross the Jordan to do battle, even with God fighting for them; don't say sin can't be conquered, even with God's promised mighty help; don't say who can war with the beast? Because victory over sin, our enemies within our heart, is the promised salvation. Sin, the world, and the devil must and can be overcome. Therefore let us diligently labor with every effort to enter into that rest, lest any man fall from the same kind of unbelief [and resulting disobedience] . You cease from your own works to enter the rest simultaneously when you are delivered from your enemies, when you are freed from sin, when your salvation is brought to you by Jesus, when you see and witness salvation, the end of grace. The Christian's rest is glorious.
Zacharias prophesied about Jesus, the Savior, saying: "That he would grant to us,
that being delivered out of the hand of our enemies we might serve him without fear,
in holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life."
By which exceedingly great and precious promises are given to us,
that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature,
having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
Corruption does not inherit incorruption.
But Christendom is at ease, comfortable in their sins, with no fear of God: Woe to you who are at ease in Zion, ; Arise and depart, for this is not the rest. Because it is defiled, it shall destroy you, even with a grievous destruction. . Awake to righteousness, and do not sin; for some do not have the knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame. .
In 1 John 5, John carefully defines what are the qualifying experiences of a believer who is born of God:
- a believer born of God keeps the commands of God, and they are not a burden; verses 2,3
- the believer born of God has overcome the world by crucifying his sinful nature, (the forbidden cravings, the passionate desires, and the lusts of it), verses 4,5
- the believer born of God has seen in his heart by the light that manifests all things the three witnesses in the earth: verse 8
- first, the spirit that bears witness in the earth, which mortifies them, which circumcises their hearts of all sin, and which leads them into all truth;
- second, they come to know the water that is a witness in the earth; by which they are washed, their minds, their souls, their spirits, and in their bodies, with this pure water; and
- the third witness is his blood, which blood of Jesus is sprinkled in their hearts and consciences; by which blood they are sanctified, and they are cleansed from all their dead works, to serve the living God.
- the believer born of God has the eternal life of God in him, which is to be restored to the spiritual image of God in true righteousness and holiness. verse 12
- the believer born of God does not sin and cannot sin being protected by his Father from falling to any temptation. verse 18
- Jesus lives in and controls the believer. The believer is in Christ. The believer lives in union with Christ and the Father. verse 20
Those who say they are born-again Christians still living in the fleshly lusts and pleasures of the world, and so still slaves to sin, are maligning the truth and create confusion; from the Word of the Lord within: "By their evident display of sin, Christians cause my name to be blasphemed among the people."
He who has the Son has life [the life of God directing him]; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life, . Because of Adam's fall, we all are dead to the life of God, , having been cut off from eating from the tree of life. The life this references is the life of God, which is received when you are freed from all sin, translated into the Kingdom of Heaven, and enter union with God and Christ. To have the life, is to have Christ, who is the life; and is to be restored to the spiritual image of God in true righteousness and holiness. To have the life is to be in the kingdom eating from the tree of life again. From the Word of the Lord within: "the new life is as radically different as a man who has lived underground his whole life, suddenly coming above ground to see the sun, the sky, the plants, the animals, the wind, the stars."
Now is our salvation nearer than when we first believed.
Continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling.
But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for a helmet, the hope of salvation.
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing,
but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
Just believing is not salvation, as Paul ten times emphasizes addressing believers in the churches:
While in the inward cross of self-denial, you will see the sin slowly disappear from your life until you are free of sin.)
Godly sorrow produces repentance that leads to salvation.
Do not grieve the holy Spirit of God, by whom you are sealed unto the day of redemption.
(Paul is speaking to believers in the church who have not yet been redeemed, which is salvation.)
For we are the sweet aroma of Christ unto God, to those who are being saved.
We are made partakers of Christ if we hold firm the beginning of our confidence to the end.
For you need endurance in order to do God’s will, so that after you may receive the promise.
We desire that every one of you show the same diligence in realizing the full assurance of hope to the end.
So that you are not slothful, but followers of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
And Peter echoes the same message that salvation is not just believing or faith, rather salvation is the end of faith's obedient journey, and requires growth :
Who are kept by the power of God through faith to salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a time, if necessary, you may have to suffer griefs through many trials,
So that the trial of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tried with fire, might result in praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ.
Though you have not seen him, you love him; though you do not see him now, but believe in him, you rejoice with joy that is unspeakable and full of glory,
Receiving the end of your faith, the salvation of your souls. .
As newborn babies, desire the sincere milk of the word, so that you may grow up to salvation,
Simon the magician believed and was baptized. He tried to buy the power of laying on of hands. .
Peter said to him, "Therefore repent of your wickedness, and pray to God that perhaps you may be forgiven for your heart's thoughts.
For I perceive that you are in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity.".
Is it not obvious that Simon had not been "saved" by believing and baptism?
Ananias and his wife Sapphira were members of the Church in Jerusalem. Great grace was upon them all. Neither was there any among them who needed anything; for many who possessed lands or houses, sold them and brought the proceeds of the things that were sold, to lay them down at the apostles' feet; and then distribution was made to every man according to his need... Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, and kept back part of the price [pretending they were donating the entire amount. Both Anianias and Sapphira were immediately slain by the Holy Spirit; in effect they were lying to God]. Their death was an example that brought great fear on all the church.
Now few would argue that these believers with great grace on them had been "saved" if they were slain by the Holy Spirit for lying.
Jesus told five out of seven churches of believers in Revelation that they were lost, on the way to destruction. The Smyrna believers were about to enter tribulation, whom he encouraged. Only the church of Philadelphia was doing well because they had kept [obeyed] his word [from within their hearts] with patient endurance. Notice again! Jesus said that five out seven Christian churches of believers were on their way to Hell. Massive error had already taken hold 2000 years ago, until today the false church is pervasive with grace supposedly being a license to continue to sin.
One who thinks Christ's blood allows him to continue in his sins, without the fury of God coming down on him, has trodden under foot the Son of God, and has counted the blood of the covenant with which he was sanctified an unholy thing, and has acted with spite [contempt] to the Spirit of grace! . The false church makes his blood count as an excuse for evil, making his blood an unholy thing, and so tramples on Jesus and shows contempt for grace — the real grace.
Salvation is to be delivered from sin, and it occurs when you experience the grace of God (Christ) bring it to you, when Christ destroys the selfish spirit in you by the spirit in his mouth and by the brightness of his coming, when he crushes the head of Satan under your feet, To believe is to obey; if you are not obedient, your belief is only the hypocrites' lip service. Obedience leads to receiving the Holy Spirit. Obedience leads to righteousness. Obedience leads to salvation.
Christendom's false instant salvation from an altar call and/or water baptism is a colossal lie to fool you.
Read the fine print of God's contract: the warnings of exclusion, the requirements, and qualifying conditions.
By grace through inward faith, the Spirit teaches us to deny ungodliness and lusts, and how to live righteously and godly in this world. To access grace, one must wait on God, listen, watch, and obey what you hear. As we obey, grace then removes the sins from our heart. Only those who persistently and patiently wait on Him, as they heed and obey Him, see Jesus appear to bring salvation.
To those who persistently and patiently wait for him he will appear a second time,
not to bear sin, but to bring salvation.
Those who are persistently and patiently waiting on God, see Jesus appear in their hearts, and see Jesus bring their salvation, which is to be delivered (freed) from all sin. To wait on God is to persistently sit in humble silence, listen for his voice and words, watch for his revelations, hear his commands, and then obey Him; only those who heed and obey Him receive eternal salvation.
Being made perfect, he [Jesus] became the author and source of eternal salvation to all those who heed and obey him.
Salvation is to be delivered (freed) from all sin, even the desires, through persistent obedience to the Spirit that mortifies the selfish human spirit on the inward cross of self-denial. You must persistently and patiently wait for Him in humble silence to hear his commands, as you listen and watch; then heed and obey Him.
Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly.
And none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand. .
Christendom does not even believe purity is possible; they do not understand and therefore continue to sin [do wickedly].
Christendom denies the cross is necessary, and so Christendom is perishing for the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing; ..their end is destruction, their God is the belly [appetites, lusts], and whose glory is their shame, and they think on earthly things. .
Jesus expelled Satan from heaven because of his sin. Jesus expelled Adam and Eve from paradise because of their sin. Jesus has not changed and does not change; he did not allow sin or sinners in heaven then, and he will not allow sin or sinners in heaven now, or in the future. Sin has to go before you can enter heaven; nothing that is unclean or defiles will enter heaven.
The acts of the sinful nature include adultery, sexual immorality, uncleanness, lack of restraint, Idolatry, sorcery, hatred, arguments, jealousies, rage, selfishness, divisiveness, envies, murders, drunkenness, revelries [partying], and the like;
...those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
All with sexual immorality, pride, hatred, lying, envy, wanting more, partying, foolishness..etc., will be banned from heaven.
Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor oppressive cheaters; these will not inherit the kingdom of God. . They will be banned from heaven.
For of this you can be sure, that no sexually immoral, or impure, or covetous person, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
Let no man deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God's wrath comes on those who are disobedient.
Anyone who is impure, immoral, or covetous will be banned from heaven.
Regarding the above warning (Eph 5:5-6), the Word of the Lord within said: "This is the void of the earth, made absolutely clear."
Jesus said, .. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lack of restraint , an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, and foolishness.
All these evil things come from within a man and defile him .
Notice, until your heart has been cleansed, you are defiled — a ravenous beast who serves yourself, rather than others.
The Lord's prayer of: deliver us from evil,
means to be delivered or freed from the evil in your heart, which is salvation.
Jesus said: whoever is angry with his brother will be subjected to judgment,
John said: Whoever hates his brother is a murderer,
Jesus said, I say to you that whoever looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. ; and in the very next verse Jesus tells us how consequential such lustful looks are: If your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your body parts should perish, rather than your whole body should be cast into hell. .
So, just restraining your desires is not enough — the desires have to be crucified — destroyed — removed — purged.
But, these sins do not make you unfit for God's help to eliminate them from your heart.
I beseech you therefore brothers, by the mercies of god,
that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God,
which is your spiritual service and worship.
For if you live after the flesh [the sinful nature], you will die;
but if through the Spirit you mortify [put to death] the deeds of the body, you will live.
Therefore mortify [put to death] the deeds of the body that are of the earthly life:
fornication, impurity, inordinate affections, evil lusts of the flesh, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
Strip yourselves of your former nature that controlled your conduct, which corrupts itself through lusts and desires that spring from delusion; and be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
and put on the newly created nature [of Christ], which is created in God's image of true righteousness and holiness, ;
to bring forth fruit to honor and glorify the Father and show that you are truly my disciples.
Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and its fruit corrupt;
for the tree is known by its fruit. .
From the Word of the Lord within: "A tree that is holy is a good one."
Jesus is eager to destroy sin and the works of evil in us — if we go to him.
For this purpose the Son of God is revealed [in us], that he might destroy [in us] the works [sin] of the devil.
As Jesus told Paul: I am sending you to open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and
from the power of Satan to God,
that they may receive forgiveness of sins, release from sin's slavery,
and an inheritance among those who are sanctified and purified by faith in Me.
Do you not know.. you are the slaves of whom you obey,
whether of sin that leads to death,
or of obedience that leads to righteousness?
If you are still sinning, you are still under the power of Satan.
Salvation is not to remain enslaved to passions and pleasures.
Salvation is to live free from lusts and rage.
He promises control of our emotions —
and everlasting peace.
Jesus was asked, What must I do to inherit eternal life? Jesus replied: keep the commandments. You shall not murder. You shall not commit adultery. You shall not steal. You shall not bear false witness. Honor your father and your mother; and you shall love your neighbor as yourself. He listed the moral core of the law that is on every man's heart. Then he told him he must sell his possessions, give to the poor, take up the cross, and follow him. So where is instant salvation by saying a prayer, getting wet, and eating grape juice and bread? Not only must we keep the commandments, we must follow Jesus. How do we follow Jesus? We silently listen and obey him teaching us to deny ungodliness and worldly lusts, and how to live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; so he will redeem us from all iniquity and purify us to become his special people, zealous for good works; good works as directed by him to his glory. There is no arguing around this; Jesus has told us that to be saved, one must keep the moral core of the commandments, take up your cross, and follow him. Jesus never said you could be saved if you say the sinners' prayer, or are baptized with water, or eat bread and drink grape juice; this is just heathenish ritual, the wide and broad way that leads to destruction. Today's deficit sects, still captive to sin and the power of Satan, believe in a God whose favor is presumed to be granted due to their heathenish ritual and form of godliness. They deny a God of power, who can and is eager to free us from the oppression and captivity of sin, so that we can secure his promises, which require our holiness and purity. These deficit sects have defined a false gospel that promises heaven to those still sinning, and a false Jesus, who supposedly accepts sin, disobedience, and disregard of his own commands. Jesus said, he who doesn't love me will not obey my teaching. The deficit sects falsely preach a different hope, totally ignoring, totally dismissing, and failing to believe the Good News that Jesus announced he had been sent by God to proclaim:
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to preach the gospel to the poor;
he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted,
to preach release to the captives [of sin],
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to deliver [free] those who are oppressed
[in slavery to sin],
To open the blind eyes,
to bring out the prisoners from the prison,
and those who sit in darkness out of the prison house.
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me because the LORD has anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor;
he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted,
to proclaim deliverance to the captives,
and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
And you shall know the truth,
and the truth shall make you free.
Therefore if the Son makes you free,
you are truly free.
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
These deficit sects don't understand the Kingdom or how to crucify the sinful nature by repentance, necessary to be set free from sin and to enter the Kingdom. Yet that was his message, and the reason why Jesus said he was sent to the world!
I must preach the good news
of the kingdom of God,
..because for this purpose I have been sent.
The kingdom of God does not come with outward signs
to be observed.
Nor will they say, 'Look, here!' or, 'Look over there!'
For behold,the kingdom of God
is within you and around you.
The time has come,
and the kingdom of God is at hand [near];
repent and believe the gospel.
Notice, he said, the time has come, the Kingdom is near. He is not talking about a Kingdom thousands of years later. In Matthew, Mark, and Luke, Jesus is recorded saying that some then standing with him, 2000 years ago, would see his glorious coming with the Kingdom before they died. In Matthew, Mark, and Luke, Jesus is recorded saying all the end times prophesies would be fulfilled before the generation of 2000 years ago died, (click here to see all).
2000 years ago, he told us to Seek first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness.
We are supposed to ignore the pursuit of food and clothing so that we can dedicate ourselves to seeking the Kingdom of God.
2000 years ago he told us to pray the Lord's Prayer, including pray: Your Kingdom come.
These commands make no sense if the Kingdom of God is only coming to a generation thousands of years later.
But Jesus is neither guilty of cruelty, or stupid, for telling every generation for 2000 years to make this their first priority;
for every generation has the opportunity to enter the Kingdom, which is in them, and does not come with outward or visible sign.
He said: For the Son of man will come in the glory of his Father with his angels;
and then he will reward every man according to his works. (Not just a particular generation.)
Some standing here shall not taste death till they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom. .
Those not purified, to see Jesus' coming in them before death, see him as they die, as all peoples, all nations, all generations do.
Behold, he comes with clouds; and every eye will see him, and also those who pierced him; (also, the Jews 2000 years ago)
and all kindreds of the earth will wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
2000 years ago, to the Jewish High Priest and the Pharisees at his trial, Jesus said..
you will see the Son of Man sitting
at the right hand of Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.
This is not a particular generation in our time or later. (See Howgill for more on those not purified).
Heaven appears to our spiritual eye as in a mist or in clouds — so, his coming is on the clouds of heaven, within the hearts of purified believers — just like he ascended: he was taken up, and a cloud received him out of their sight. . Even Daniel in 538 BC saw Jesus coming on the clouds of heaven: I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.
To those who persistently and patiently wait for him, He will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation.
To wait on Him is to persistently sit in humble silence, listen for his voice and words, watch for his revelations, hear his commands, and then obey Him.
Notice he appears to bring salvation. But he doesn't bring salvation to the whole world — only to those who are persistently and patiently waiting for him.
Neither is his appearance to the whole world, only to those who are waiting for him, and who love him by obeying him.
Salvation occurs when He appears within to bring salvation to those who have waited, listened, heard, and obeyed him — those who love him, and who are kept by the power of God through faith to salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
Peter even tells us that we can hasten the day of Christ: While waiting for and hastening the day of Christ.
The fact that we can hasten the day of Christ, proves that His coming is a personal experience;
and we hasten His coming by spending as much time as possible waiting on God.
Thus each man in his own order.
Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, "Lord, how is it that you will show yourself to us, and not to the world?"
And Jesus replied, "If a man loves me, he will keep my words [obey me, practice my teachings];
and my Father will love him, and we will come to him, and make our home with him. [home in the heart of those who obey]
This is to possess or have the Son, and he who has the Son, has the Father also, making their home in your heart.
He who doesn't love me, does not keep [obey] my teachings.
In that day [when he appears in you] you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.
He who has my commands and obeys them, it is he who loves me;
and he who loves me shall be loved by my Father, and I will love him and show myself to him," .
So he only appears to those who have heard him speak commands to them, and have obeyed him —
only to those who love him, as evidenced by those who listen to his voice and keep his commands — only to those who are obedient.
I will come again, and will take you to myself, so that where I am you may be also.
This is the return of Christ. The world does not see it. He returns with the Father. They become one with us — union.
I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you will keep and protect them from evil ..Sanctify them.
It is a personal experience. This is not His resurrection after death. He is talking about becoming one with the disciples. This is not after the disciples have died as the verse below shows.
So, Jesus wants to keep us in the world, but to protect us from evil, while in the world — to be sanctified.
Father, I desire that they also whom you have entrusted to me may be with me where I am,
so they may see my glory, which you have given me — your love gift to me — for you loved me before the foundation of the world.
If any man wants to serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there my servant will also be.
We are physically still in the world, but our consciousness and sight translate to the Kingdom of heaven, a higher dimension.
God is in this same higher dimension; in him we live and move and have our being; who is over all, in all, and through all.
And there we have fellowship with the Father and the Son.
So with obedience to the cross, we can enter paradise while alive on earth, to be there forever, even after the second death.
When he appears, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is.
Everyone with this hope purifies himself, just as he is pure.
Only those who are like him, pure, will see him appear. Call on the name of the Lord out of a pure heart.
Your souls are purified in obeying the truth, through the spirit. Your heart is purified by faith.
Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly.
And none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand. .
The deficit sects teach that you don't have to be pure, you don't have to be perfect, you don't have to be holy.
If, as they incorrectly teach, he did come back to the whole world, none of them would see him, because they are not pure.
The world will no longer see me; but you will see me. .
Because if one has the hope of purity and seeing their savior, they will purify their hearts, by faith and grace, to see God appear within their hearts.
The New Testament is full of references to the second appearance of Jesus being then, not thousands of years later. In Matthew, Mark, and Luke, Jesus is recorded saying that some then standing with him, 2000 years ago, would see his glorious coming in the clouds with the Kingdom before they died. Later Paul, Jesus in Revelation, Peter, James, and John, — all said, soon, the time is near, a little while, he stands at the door. Christendom blithely ignores this gaping incongruity between what the Bible plainly states vs. what they are taught by their blind guides. It would be a cruel hoax to be waiting on Him to appear if the past one hundred generations of believers actually had no hope of ever seeing Him.
But the second appearance, the revealing (revelation) of Christ, is in the hearts of individual believers in all generations;
who have prepared the way for him in their hearts for the Lord to enter, be revealed, and rule as Lord.
He, who has been hidden within, is revealed. As Paul said: it has pleased the Father to reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him.
Always bearing about in the [our] flesh the same death [of the inward cross] of the Lord Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.
For we who live are constantly progressing to death [crucifying the old man] for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus might be revealed in our mortal flesh.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Without a pure heart, you are now, and will be, banned from heaven.
He appears to the purified heart of a believer — he is seen. This is his second appearance — this time to the purified in heart.
For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made his light shine in our hearts
to give us the light of the knowledge
of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
The light shines in your heart, and Christ is revealed in your heart; you see, and have knowledge of, the glory of God.
As the lightning comes out of the east, and shines to the west; so also will the coming of the Son of man be.
The morning star rises in your hearts. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
Jesus is resurrected in us to be our true Lord.
Paul said Jesus was resurrected in him: I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.
So, seek his face, and keep on seeking until he appears.
Until the light rises and Christ appears, you must listen, hear, and obey the word within your heart.
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
Who do you think James was writing to? He was writing to those in the churches, still captive to sin.
Notice he says draw near to God. God is not found in sect meetings. God is not found in reading scriptures.
You must go to him. You must wait on him — listen silently, with the humility of a sinner in need of his changing power — grace.
You must listen, hear, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. .
The Lords' voice is kind, gentle, pure, easily understood, easily accepted, peaceable, complete, morally correct, encouraging — never with even a hint of sarcasm, bitterness, or condemnation — never upbraiding — never incomplete, leaving you guessing what he wants; instead His words are full of love itself — his spirit of Love — for he is Love. He will tell you things about Himself. He will encourage you. He is kindness. He will tell or show you things about yourself; some will be things that are ugly. But since he is your friend, you know that he is showing them to you for your own good. So you listen and watch. And you don't run; you stand before the Son of Man; and you repent of what he shows you. And sometimes he gives you commands. You are hearing the Word of God, the living Word. And hopefully you will obey his commands and show him you love him by being obedient. You may not hear for days to weeks of patient daily waiting, but if you are sincere, you will eventually hear; and with obedience, you will hear with increasing frequency.
So wait, watch, listen, hear, obey....wait, watch, listen, hear, obey..... seek, listen, obey. You must endure to the end, when Christ brings salvation.
You must abide in him. Now little children abide in him, that when he shall appear you may have confidence in him.
Jesus said: Not everyone who calls me Lord will enter heaven, but only those who do the will of my Father.
And how do you do the will of the Father? Then there came a voice out of the cloud, saying,
"This is My Son, My Chosen One or My Beloved; listen to and yield to and obey Him!”
To be purified, you must come to him, listen for him, hear him, and obey him — repetitively, over time.
He [Jesus] became the Author and Source of eternal salvation to all those who give heed and obey Him.
You are purified by faith in Jesus — faith in hearing his convictions of you to be true, and faith enough to obey his commands.
When Christ, Who is our life, appears, then you will also appear with Him in glory.
The glory in which his saints appear is power; power, like the Apostles and early church had power.
Other than the fruit of the Spirit, the world does not see Christ;
for such a person's life is hidden in Christ Jesus.
This mystery .. is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
I will dwell in them, And walk in them. I will be their God, And they shall be My people.
That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith..that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
"The Father is in you all, Christ is in you, and the Kingdom of Heaven is in you; there, in your hearts, is where you will find them all. Know him there searching your hearts, and find him there trying your minds and hearts; incline your ears, and give ear to him there, who will render to everyone of you according to your words and works whether they are good or evil, (George Fox)." BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD.
When Christ, in union with you, controls your every thought, word, and deed — then you are part of Christ's body of believers — the bride of Christ, his church. Those who are joined with the Lord are one spirit with Him. Each member of His body acts according to the head, Christ. Christ's body cannot have each member acting independently; otherwise each foot will go according to its own will, each hand, each eye will be out of control of the head, without singleness of purpose, without unity of spirit, without Christ in control. Each part of Christ's body or church must be totally controlled by the head — just like the parts of your physical body are all controlled by your head. When you are filled with the fullness of God, then (and not until then) Christ is truly your Master, the Lord, and King in mind, word, and deed. Then and only then, you are in Christ.
The end of grace is to bring the completion of salvation, at the second appearance of Jesus Christ, but only within those who have purified themselves and who have been looking for the blessed hope of his coming. Salvation is to be witnessed by seeing Jesus bring it, and when Jesus crushes the head of Satan under your feet, . Many men and women on this site, (see the left sidebar for their memoirs or journals, and there is a guide to some of best), write of experiencing salvation, including seeing their savior and having fellowship with Christ and the Father. Think about it: God would never leave our salvation subject to conjecture, some other person's opinion, reading scripture to see if you qualify, trying to guess which ritual is important, etc. God is not a god of confusion. God would make our salvation absolutely clear, without any doubt, without any reservations, with no questions left. So he has created a salvation to be experienced; which includes purity, holiness, perfection, judgment, being freed from even the desire to sin, destruction of the residual man of sin within one by the brightness of his coming, seeing their name written in the Book of Life, union with Christ and the Father, entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven, seeing the Glory of God, themselves also appearing in glory, fellowship with past saints made perfect, and fellowship with the Father and Christ — an unmistakable salvation, clearly seen, clearly felt, clearly understood.
But the 30,000 sects of Christendom have only a presumed salvation — not the true clearly seen, clearly felt, clearly understood salvation. A presumed salvation can result from anything imaginable because their assumptions are only provable after death; thus there are 30,000 different sects in Christendom, each with unproven assumptions.
From the first chapter of The Journal of George Fox, the following is part of George Fox's wonderfully inspiring, unparalleled Christian testimony of being translated into paradise, the Kingdom of God : (Click to see who Fox was.)
Now I came up in spirit, through the flaming sword, into the paradise of God. All things were new, and all the creation gave another smell unto me than before, beyond what words can utter. I knew nothing but pureness, innocence, and righteousness, being renewed up into the image of God by Christ Jesus; so that I came up to the state of Adam, which he was in before he fell. The creation was open to me; and it was showed me how all things had their names given them, according to their nature and virtue. I was at a stand in my mind, whether I should practice medicine for the good of mankind, seeing the nature and virtues of the creatures were so opened to me by the Lord. But I was immediately taken up in spirit, to see into another or more steadfast state than Adam's in innocence, even into a state in Christ Jesus, that should never fall. And the Lord showed me, that such as were faithful to him, in the power and light of Christ, should come up into that state in which Adam was before he fell; in which the admirable works of the creation, and the virtues of that may be known, through the openings of that divine word of wisdom and power by which they were made. Great things did the Lord lead me into, and wonderful depths were opened unto me, beyond what can by words be declared; but as people come into subjection to the spirit of God, and grow up in the image and power of the Almighty, they may receive the word of wisdom that opens all things, and come to know the hidden unity in the Eternal Being.
Moreover, the Lord God let me see, when I was brought up into his image in righteousness and holiness, and into the state of the paradise of God how Adam was made a living soul; and also to the stature of Christ, the mystery that had been hid from ages and generations: which things are hard to be uttered, and cannot be borne by many. For of all the sects in Christendom (so called) that I discussed with, I found none that could bear to be told that anyone could spiritually grow to Adam's perfection, (that is into that image of God, and righteousness and holiness that Adam was in before he fell), to be clean, pure, and without sin as he was. Therefore, how would they be able to bear being told that any should spiritually grow up to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, Eph 4:13; when it threatens them to hear that any shall come, while upon earth, into the same power and spirit that the prophets and apostles were in? Though it is an absolute truth, that none can understand the Apostle’s writings correctly without the same spirit by which they were written.
The Lord God opened to me by his invisible power, how that "every man was enlightened by the divine light of Christ." I saw it shine through all, and that they that believed in it came out of condemnation to the light of life, and became the children of it; but they that hated it and did not believe in it, were condemned by it, though they made a profession of Christ. This I saw in the pure openings of the light without the help of any man; neither did I then know where to find it in the scriptures; though afterwards, searching the scriptures, I found it. For I saw in that light and spirit which was before the scriptures were given forth, and which led the holy men of God to give them forth, that all must come to that spirit, if they would know God or Christ, or the scriptures correctly, which they that gave them forth were led and taught by.
Further from George Fox's Journal: written in 1656 (Click to see who Fox was.)
While I was in prison here, the Baptists and fifth-monarchy-men prophesied, that this year Christ would come, and reign upon earth a thousand years. And they looked upon this reign to be outward: when he had come inwardly in the hearts of his people, to reign and rule; these "believers" would not receive him in their hearts. So they failed in their prophecy and expectation, and did not have the possession of him. But Christ has come, and does dwell and reign in the hearts of his people. Thousands, at the door of whose hearts he has been knocking, have opened to him; and he has come in, and does sup with them, and they with him; the heavenly supper with the heavenly and spiritual man. So many of these Baptists and monarchy-people became the greatest enemies to the followers of Christ, but he reigns in the hearts of his saints over all their envy.
And from the writings of another kingdom-dwelling early Quaker, William Dewsbury: (written in 1655)
In that day and hour of temptation, I witnessed those Scriptures fulfilled in me of Paul's condition, in which he complained as I then did. I found law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, so that when I would do good, evil was present with me; the sense of which caused me to cry, "Oh wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?" As I was crying to the Lord, to free me from the burden I groaned under; the word of the Lord came to me, saying, "My grace is sufficient for you, I will deliver you." And by the power of this word, I was armed with patience to wait in his counsel; groaning under the body of sin in the day and
hour of temptation, until it pleased the Lord to manifest his power to free me, which was in the year 1651.
Thus through the righteous law of the
Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus, I
was and am made free from the body of sin
and death; and through these great tribulations, my garments are washed and made
white in the blood of the Lamb, who has led
me into the new Jerusalem, where no one
enters that works abomination or speaks a lie,
but those whose name is written in the Lamb's book
of life. Here my soul now feeds upon the
tree of life, which I had so long hungered and
thirsted after, that stands in the paradise of God. Here there is no more curse nor night;
but the Lord God and the Lamb are my light
and life forever and ever! And I witness that
I am regenerated and born again of the immortal seed, and having partaken of the first
resurrection, over such the second death has no power.
And this I declare to all the inhabitants of England, and to all that dwell upon the earth, that God alone is the teacher of his people. He has given to everyone a measure of grace, which is the light that comes from Christ. It checks and reproves for sin, in the secret of the heart and conscience. All who wait in that light, which comes from Christ, and which is the free grace of God, for the power of Jesus Christ to destroy sin and to guide them in obedience to the light, shall come to know the only true God and Father of light in Christ Jesus, who is the way to him. This I witness to all the sons of men, that I came not to the knowledge of eternal life by the letter of the Scripture, nor by hearing men speak of the name of God. I came to the true knowledge of the Scriptures and the eternal rest which they testify of in Christ, by the inspiration of the spirit of Jesus, the lion of the tribe of Judah, who alone is found worthy to open the seals of the book.
Be faithful everyone in your own measure, and in patience wait for the unlimited spirit of Christ, your life, to open the seals of the book, and make known unto you the mystery of eternal life.
Dewsbury clearly speaks above of: 1) suffering under the burden of sin, 2) experiencing great tribulation, 3) being freed from sin, 4) Christ being resurrected in him, 5) being translated into the Kingdom of God, 6) being in New Jerusalem, and 7) feeding from the tree of life that stands in the paradise, (kingdom), of God. Thus all the promises of the scriptures he witnessed as having been fulfilled.
From the writings of yet another early Quaker, Francis Howgill: (written in 1676)
By this Light all the righteous, who have waited on God’s appearance, come to see Him. As it is written, “Lo! This is our God, we have waited for Him, and He will save us. This is the Lord; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice and be glad in his salvation.” Does he indeed come that you have waited for? Yes, come, “and his reward is with Him;” and they that see Him find contentment in Him, and in his reward. And what is his reward? Joy, gladness, peace of conscience, assurance of God’s love sealed in the heart by the pure Spirit of the Lord, the streams of Life flowing forth continually from the great deep, which refresh and keep cool in the greatest extremity and heat of temptation; and this is enjoyed by those that have waited and do wait for it; even in the body they bear witness of Him and his coming. What was the witness of his disciples? "The Son of God has come and has given us an
understanding." Of what? Of God, of his day, of his appearance, of his power, of his wisdom,
of his kingdom, of hope, of faith, of assurance, of peace, of joy, of comfort and consolation. What? In this life? Yes, a cloud of witnesses I might bring in former ages, and also in this
age, blessed be the Lord; but my witness that
gives me assurance, is nearer me than all their
witnesses, although they are all true. Abraham,
the father of the faithful, and of the righteous,
who believed in God and was accepted, saw
Christ’s day and was glad; that is, by faith;
yes, he and all that ever saw Christ’s day, or the Father, saw Him by faith; by faith
they saw Him who is invisible: "Behold! God
is my salvation." Isaiah 12:2. What! Do you enjoy it already? Yes, He has become my
salvation; and Simeon, who waited for the consolation
of Israel, said: "Now let your servant depart in peace, for my eyes have seen
your salvation." Luke 2:30. And this he said,
who knew comfort and consolation: "As the
sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation abounds by Christ." They were made partakers of his Divine nature, and sat together
in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: and they
that are in Him, and enjoy Him, who is the
power of God, and the wisdom of God, know
rest; and peace, and salvation, both from guilt
and acts of sin. The apostle, writing to the
Hebrews, said that "When the Son of God had
purged away our sins," (speaking of the atonement), "He sat down on the right hand of the
Majesty on high." Paul looked beyond sin, even to
Him who had purged away sin; and this being purged from sin comes to be made manifest
unto and in those who believe, by the Spirit
of Jesus, who is Christ the Lamb, the arm that
brings salvation, who is the author of eternal
salvation onto all those who believe. He begins it and perfects it in his day, for He works in the
day, as He himself said: "My Father works
here in this, and I work." He destroys the work of
the devil; this is his work in man, which those who have come to his day feel and see, even the
handiwork of God in themselves; and his own
works praise Him, for they only can. Those, who have not come to the day, do not know God’s
work in themselves; and those, who have not yet
heeded that in themselves, which manifests all
things reprovable, and which reproves, have not yet come to know the appearance of the glimmering of light or of the day in themselves,
which the saints witness in themselves, even all of
those that are sanctified.
From George Fox's Letter #172:
So everyone of us, that has come to the seed of God, that bruises the serpent's head, that led man from God, who is the prince of the world, the prince of darkness, and the prince of the air, the father of lies, a murderer from the beginning; the corrupter of mankind, the author of the separation from God, and the original of sin, the beginning of it, which led man from his dominion over the handiworks of God; which the royal seed Christ, destroys, and renews man again in the image of God, and brings him again to his dominion over the handiworks of God. And this hundreds of thousands are now witnessing; by which they come to be kings, and redeemed from the earth and come to be made kings upon the earth, in the image of God, over the handiworks of God, in the wisdom by which they were created ....Among these Christ is king, which thousands witness. Among these he is king.
And the Apostles further testified to living in his Kingdom too:
Paul said: Who has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.
Paul again: I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ who lives in me. .
Paul said he received the gospel through the Revelation of Jesus Christ, and God was pleased to reveal his son in me.
So Paul (and others) had been delivered from sin, had been translated into the Kingdom of Christ;
and Paul further
had the Revelation of Jesus Christ within himself, and was
living in union with Christ.
All the great promises, experienced by Paul while alive, and witnessed for our benefit.
John said: I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ.
(John had been in tribulation, and was in the Kingdom)
For his return is to purified believers, in all generations, who have prepared the way of the Lord, making his beaten paths straight, by repentance through grace, to crucify the sinful nature. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.
The kingdom of God does not come with signs to be observed or with visible display,
Nor will people say, Look! Here ! or, See, there!
For behold, the kingdom of God is within you and around you.
And it comes to each man in his own rank and order.
Repentance and the cross yield purity and then to see God!
He, who has been hidden within, is revealed; the Revelation of Jesus Christ, within the purified believer.
The second death exerts no power or authority over those who have crucified the sinful nature; they shall be ministers of God and of Christ (the Messiah), and they shall rule along with Him a thousand years.
The cross is bearable, but not easy. It is not easy to lose your life. It is not easy to forsake everything. It is not easy to find the narrow gate to heaven, which entry many will try and be unable pass through. It is not easy to suffer. So any alternative to the cross, which supposedly allows one to escape Hell, is eagerly received; and false doctrines and lies have quickly become pervasive. (See Suffering and Tribulation for more on suffering.)
Jesus told us that false prophets would come to deceive. The Apostles saw them coming while they were still alive:
Little children, it is the last time; and as you have heard that antichrist will come, even now many antichrists have come. By this we know that it is the last time.
They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us; but they went out, so that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us. . (Antichrists were already appearing 2000 years ago, who were so-called Christians teaching lies.)
Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their conscience seared with a hot iron,
For, as I have often told you before and now say again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things.. (Telling people the work of the cross is not necessary; telling them they are free to live as they please, in their lusts and pride.)
For the time will come when men will not endure sound doctrine, but they will heap [accumulate in piles] to themselves teachers after their own lusts, who will say what their itching ears want to hear; and they will turn away their ears from the truth, and will be turned to fables. . (Christendom has heaped millions of preachers and teachers teaching the fable of salvation while still sinning, which is to remain a slave to sin.)
Jesus said false prophets in sheep's clothing would come. The Apostles saw they had come, going out from among them. And shortly after the whole world followed the fables of the false prophets' make-believe Christianity, believing the fable of consequence-free sin through instant salvation by grace, which teachings allow men to live in their lusts as they please — just as predicted by Paul and in Revelation.
The ministers of the deficit sects tell their members that they are righteous, even while they are still sinning, sin being wickedness.
He who says to the wicked, 'You are righteous;'
him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him.
All the pastors and ministers shall be cursed, who lied, saying that with belief in Jesus, you are righteous while still locked in sin.
In effect, the ministers of today tell their members: don't seek, don't obey, don't fear, don't strive —
saying there is no need, because of grace, your supposed license for immorality and excuse for remaining in sin.
Yet Paul instructed ministers thus: "Rebuke those who continue in sin before everyone, so that others may fear also." .
Paul also pleaded for repentance: remember that for three years I did not cease warning everyone night and day with tears.
Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? . So now ask yourself: have you overcome the world? Because John has just told us who believes that Jesus is the Son of God — it is he who overcomes the world; and to overcome the world is to fight the good fight of faith, to have victory over sin, and to bring forth fruit to perfection — which occurs by your faith through repentance on the inward cross of self-denial.
The Jews, incorrectly interpreting the Scriptures, rejected Christ, expecting a physical King to appear. Similarly, one hundred generations of Christendom, incorrectly interpreting the Scriptures, have rejected listening to and obeying Christ within them, expecting an outward appearance; expecting Christ to physically appear to be King of the whole world, thereby missing the possibility of preparing for his inward, individual spiritual appearance in them. This is a major deception with disastrous consequences to those so deceived. Prize your time; use it wisely, for it is finite. For more on this subject, see The Second Appearance of Jesus.
The gospel, promising release from the captivity of sin and entry into the Kingdom by repentance, has been ignored. Instead, life-long sin is preached, which is a devastating deficit in all the sects; a 180° departure from righteousness; not even aiming at, much less approaching John the Baptist's righteousness, of whom the least in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater. Let no one think themselves unworthy to enter the Kingdom by repentance, for even the prostitutes and tax collectors were entering in Jesus' time, . The Holy Way...the simple ones and fools, shall not err in it and lose their way. . His grace is sufficient for all men and women to enter, but first, we must all repent.
In the past God overlooked ..ignorance,
but now he commands all people everywhere to repent.
We must be brought under the control of God by repentance.
Awake to righteousness, and do not sin;
for some do not have the knowledge of God:
I speak this to your shame.
Everyone talks about how Jesus is so forgiving; true, but after forgiveness he says, sin no more!
To the adulteress: I do not condemn you either. Go on your way and sin no more.
To one healed: Behold, you are made whole: sin no more least a worse thing come unto you.
The worse thing to come unto you is called Hell.
Christendom doesn't have a clue how to be freed from sin, and pretends it is impossible.
But Jesus said: Sin no more! And Repent or perish! [to lose you soul ]
Jesus said, If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out. And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two feet and be thrown into hell. And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell. .
He doesn't want us to maim ourselves. He is only illustrating how serious continuing to sin is.
Jesus is desperately trying to tell us that to enter the Kingdom and escape hell, sin has to go.
He knew false ministers with false gospels promising freedom to continue to sin would arise after he left.
Changes in our heart through the missing cross to purity can take away the desire of the hand, foot, and eye to cause us to sin.
Sinners can't live in heaven, or heaven would be Hell. Only former sinners go to heaven. Until all sin is removed from you heart, until you are purified; you cannot be in the company of God — for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness?And what communion has light with darkness? . No one wants children, who lie, or steal, or envy, or get angry, or constantly want something more, or are drunken, or are violent, or wrongfully use others, or cheat — or are disobedient to one's commands. God expelled the fallen angels from heaven; he expelled Adam from Eden, and so he will ban men who still sin from heaven. Corruption does not inherit incorruption.
Everyone has to be purified first, and it cannot be instantly done on earth or in the next life. We must learn to loathe and hate our selfish motives and desires before they can be removed to purify us; or else we would drift back into the same selfish patterns of sin. Everyone is going to be purified; voluntarily in this life by the cross, or involuntarily in the next life with far greater pain, difficulty, and loss. See Is there Hope for All for details.
The Kingdom's availability to us has been forgotten; and godless men's false doctrines deny the necessity of repentance, which prevent our entry into the Kingdom and leave us captive to sin. For today's deficit sects have a form [shell] of godliness, but are without power, even denying the power of God to change us to a sinless state. The deficit sects have lost the true gospel of Christ and the cross of Christ, both of which are the power of God. So, all of the deficit sects are in the ditch, led by there by blind guides. Christ's blood sacrifice and gospel have been trampled under foot by these deficit sects that have made peace with the enemy; some even denying there is an enemy; but all surrendering their members to sin as inevitable, without fighting the good fight of faith; sin being licensed by false grace. Jesus said, 'I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.' . By betraying their members to a life-long slavery to sin, these deficit sects crown sin the master, excluding Christ as Master, for one cannot serve two masters. Within the deficit sects, the man of sin rules. — Come out of her my people, and I will be a father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters.
These 30,000 so-called Christian sects are Babylon painted to look like Zion, deceiving all the nations into her spiritual adultery and fornications. The whole world follows this beast with horns like a lamb, with many names, and power given him to extend his authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation. Jesus warned us about false prophets to come in sheep's clothing; the apostles saw that they had come in their time, antichrists and false apostles who went forth from them. Now, just as the Bible predicted, today the whole world worships the dragon (Satan), pretending to be God, who supposedly ignores and excuses sin, falsely promising heaven to those still enslaved to sin. As the Bible predicted, the church adulterated with the kings of the earth, the sainted Roman Emperors Constantine and Justinian the despot, thus eliminating the true gospel by 390 AD. The deficit sects pretend that Christ is their husband; but these false churches are the whore of Babylon, drunk on the blood of the saints. This whore embraces the lusts of the world and substitutes superstitious ritual for obedience to Christ's commands to repent, his teachings, his requirements, his warnings, his required holiness, his gospel, his Kingdom, his promised freedom from sin, and his cross of self-denial — the Missing Cross to Purity. The inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of the false churches' fornications, which is the lying promise of living in lusts and pride with no consequence of the fury of God. This mystery of iniquity is permitted by God to test the elect's commitment to truth; for the elect cannot stand listening to lies. (See Babylon and Apostasy for more).
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil,
who put darkness for light,
and light for darkness.
They have seduced my people saying, 'Peace!' when there is no peace. ..
with lies you have made the heart of the righteous sad, ..,
and have strengthened the hands of the wicked,
so that he does not turn from his wicked way, by (falsely) promising him life.
To walk after the imagination of your own heart is worse than worshipping idols.
Yet they say to everyone who walks after the imagination of his own heart, "No evil shall come upon you."
Jesus died in his love for us, so that he could purify us for himself a peculiar people,
zealous for good works, who show the power and love of God to the world;
so he could free us from sin, to truly be our ruling Lord and King in word and deed;
so we could be changed to be like Him, in this life, by the way of the cross;
and so we could participate in the divine nature, in union with Him and God,
in His Kingdom of Heaven, while on earth, and then forever.
All of these wonderful promises require repentance to purity,
for it is only in likeness that union can occur.
Almost everyone in Christendom missed it. But for us, it is not too late — to believe the power of the true good news, and realize the power of the cross,
to enter the Kingdom of Heaven in this life through repentance:
to realize the good news that Jesus came to preach! Victory over sin and death is available.
Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is near.
Rouse yourselves and keep awake,
and strengthen and invigorate what remains
and is on the point of dying;
for I have not found a thing that you have done
meeting the requirements
of My God
or perfect in His sight.
Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
Paul said: "to become wise, one must first acknowledge they are ignorant."
Unless you know that you are a slave to sin, you will never get free.
So the first step to freedom from sin is to look at your slavery.
From the voice of the Lord: "Those who refuse to look at their slavery say, 'Church me.'"
From the voice of the Lord: "so they must pass through the earth wise," or else, they must learn about righteousness and sin the hard way in the next life.
And thanks be to God, the record is preserved for us how George Fox and hundreds of thousands of "children of the light" uncovered the true good news, always before us, but hidden by lies, and claimed the power again to enter the Kingdom of God. George Fox reestablished the true gospel, the power of God, that had been lost for 1260 years and was later lost again, even by the Quakers he founded. For those of you who want to see and hear your Savior teach you personally, leading you through repentance and the cross to union with God in the Kingdom of Heaven, the below is presented. For he calls us all to repentance, Christhood, and the Kingdom of Heaven. Let those who can hear, hear! Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him who made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
of repentance and remission [release from the slavery] of sins to the Kingdom, with the missing cross, the Power of God, is:
1) God's peace to you. Jesus Christ, the savior of all men, but especially of those who believe his true message, does not condemn us, but with our sorrow for the past and resolve to do better, rather says peace and extends to us forgiveness for whatever the past. If you seriously wish to please God, whatever the price, he asks you to trust Christ to lead you to purity and then heaven on earth; for the Kingdom of God is within you and does not come with outward signs to be observed, in which is everlasting peace and joy.
I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall no longer teach every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, 'Know the LORD,' for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest of them," said the LORD, "for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”
He forgives past sins, gives us a new heart, and destroys the sinful desires in us — if we let him and trust him.
For this purpose the Son of God is revealed [in us], that he might destroy the works [in us] of the devil.
We are led through repentance to the truth and the Kingdom of Heaven by the teaching, purifying process of the Spirit of grace, which is the Spirit of Jesus Christ. The gospel is the ministration of the Spirit — grace, which separates man from sin.
Grace, the unmerited favor of God, is not instant and is not salvation, as widely believed.
Regarding instant salvation by grace, from the Word of the Lord within:
"it is twisted, pernicious lies, a fatal flaw that turns aside the just."
Grace is a teaching process of repentance from lusts to godly living in purity, bringing salvation and seeing God.
Grace is correctly defined by the Apostle Paul in Titus 2:11-14:
For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,
teaching us to deny ungodliness and worldly lusts,
and how to live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
as we receive the blessed fulfillment of our hope, even the glorious appearing
of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ,
who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity [lawless deeds, sin],
and purify for himself a people who are his very own, zealous for good works.
(Whoever commits sin practices lawlessness; for sin is lawlessness.
One who still sins might mistakenly argue they are redeemed from every lawless deed, but not that grace has purified them!
And when the true grace has purified from all iniquity, you see God, because the pure in heart see God.
From the Voice of the Lord: "Where there is obedience, there is righteousness; without it, you have World War II."
Even Adolph Hitler said Jesus was his Lord and Savior.
Does anyone believe Hitler, saying Jesus was his Lord, made him his Lord? I pray not. Saying does not make it so.
Does anyone believe Hitler was a sinner saved by grace? I pray not. To be saved, is to be purified by grace. Tit 2:14
See True Grace vs. False Grace for additional doctrine regarding grace.
If you think saying or believing Jesus is Lord, or baptism is all that is needed, see the Missing Cross.
Let everyone who names the name of Christ [calls himself a Christian] depart from iniquity [lawlessness, sin].
Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
Having these promises, dearly beloved,
let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit,
perfecting holiness in the fear of God. (The task is to perfect holiness! But trust Christ to lead you perfectly!)
The way of holiness. The unclean shall not pass over it, but it shall be for the redeemed.
The wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err in it and go astray.
That he would grant to us, that being delivered out of the hand of our enemies we might serve him without fear,
In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life. (Perfect love casts out fear. )
By which exceedingly great and precious promises are given to us, that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. (The reward for completion of the task.)
This is the way, walk in it.
You will show me the path of life;
in your presence is fullness of joy, at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
2) Repentance to purity and union with Christ and God in the Kingdom while on earth by:
- You must seek first his Kingdom and his righteousness, and all else will be added.
Therefore take no thought, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or, 'What shall we drink?' or, 'With what shall we be clothed?'
For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need these.
You must make this your life's first priority — to obtain the Kingdom and His righteousness within you,
and then all your material needs will also be supplied by God.
There is no instant righteousness; there is no instant kingdom. For either, you must fervently seek.
Further Jesus said: Do not labor for food which perishes, but for the food that endures to everlasting life,
which the Son of man shall give to you; for God the Father has authorized and certified him with his seal.
It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. I am that bread of life.
The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life-giving.
To seek is to listen for his words to be spoken to you from the word in your heart, and then to keep what you hear.
Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God, .
Seek the Lord and His strength; yearn for and seek His face, to be in His presence continually!
His strength is the power to purify you, so you can see his face — see God. In the Kingdom, you are in his presence continually!
The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him.
Those who seek me early and diligently shall find me. (The younger you start, the less difficulty.)
If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will cast you off forever.
Seek and you shall find. Seek the face of God to appear within you.
To seek God, find him, and be united with him is the single and sole purpose of life. He [God] has made from one blood all nations of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined the allotted times and the boundaries of their habitation; so that they should seek the Lord, and perhaps might feel after him and find him, though he is not far from every one of us. For in Him we live and move and have our being;.. one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
..Seek the LORD your God, and you will find him, if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul.
- For at least an hour, on a daily basis, in private, get quiet,
and think on the name of Jesus
A book of remembrance was written before him of those who feared the Lord and who meditate upon His name. You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous flee into it and are safe.
But as many as received him, to those who believe in his name, he gave to them power to become the sons of God.
Before Christ, to receive the favor of God, you had to closely follow the Law; God disregarded those who ignored his Law.
Jesus made it possible for all with regret for whatever our past sins and belief in Him to approach God to receive his purifying power.
John says receiving him with belief on the name of Jesus gives us the power to become sons of God, not be sons of God.
He who overcomes [the sinful nature, by repentance on the daily inward cross of self-denial] .. shall be My son.
This is how to use that power to become a son of God.
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
Why Silence? Because he said after praying the Lord's prayer: do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do; for they think that they will be heard because of their many words. Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you need, even before you ask him.
Be still, and know that I am God;
It is good that a man should both hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.
Blessed is the man who hears me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. .
- Listen,Watch. Be quiet to hear the Teacher, the living Word of God, Jesus.
To learn from Him, get cleansed by Him, be led by Him, and come to know Him.
Faith Comes by Hearing the Word of God — Jesus speaking to you, not someone reading the Bible.
If any man hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
He does not talk to you through the Bible. You have to hear his voice, the Spirit.
The Bible refers to Bible verses as scriptures. The Bible refers to the Word of the Lord or God as spoken or spirit.
You search the scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and they are those that testify of me.
But you are not willing to come to me that you may have life.
The letter kills, the Spirit give life, See My Sheep Hear My Voice for details.
Whoever comes to me, and listens to my words and does [practices, obeys] them, I will show you what he is like.
He is like a man who built a house, and dug deep and laid the foundation securely on a rock.
He can't make it any plainer: Come to Me, listen to My words (not the Bible), and do [practice, obey] them.
Doing his words, is to obey his spoken orders. If a man loves me, he will keep my words [obey me, practice my teachings];
and my Father will love him,
and we will come to him and make our home with him.
Their home is a Kingdom that comes without outward signs to be observed, where you live in union with them.
You must listen, hear, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
Jesus said, It is written in the Prophets: 'They shall all be taught by God.'
Every man therefore who has heard, and has learned from the Father, comes to me.
Jesus said: "There is only one thing needed.
Mary has chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her" —
to sit at the feet of Jesus and hear his word. .
The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life-giving.
All your holy ones are in your power. And they sit at your feet, each receiving your words.
Take heed therefore how you hear. For whoever has will be given more.
If those who hear will obey, their progress will be swift.
Christ is the Light that enlightens all men and women in the world.
If you obey His spoken-to-you commands, you show your faith and love for him;
and the light (Jesus) will change you and purify you,
as you repent, carrying your cross.
While you have light, believe in [depend on, trust and obey] the light, that you may become the children of light. .
Jesus said: I am the light of the world. He who follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the Light of Life.
Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he will instruct sinners in the way.
He will guide the meek in what is right and he will teach the humble his way.
I the LORD search the heart, I try the mind.
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you shall go; I will guide you with my eye.
This is what the Lord, your protector, the Holy One of Israel says:
I am the LORD your God, who teaches you how to succeed, who leads you by the way that you should go.
Grace (Jesus) will teach you how to deny ungodliness and worldly lusts,
and how to live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world. .
The Comforter .. I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will prove the world wrong [reprove] of sin, and righteousness, and judgment.
A man cannot see the depth of sin in his heart until the Spirit shows it to him.
The beginning of truth is to learn from the spirit about the sin in yourself, and then to learn what is righteousness.
Said the Lord: My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge because you have rejected knowledge, .
Unless a man goes to wait silently on the Lord, he will never obtain knowledge of the truth to then become free.
However when the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth.
For he shall not speak of himself, but he shall only speak what he hears; and he will show you things to come.
Then you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free; therefore if the Son makes you free, you are truly free.
But the Comforter, who is the Holy Spirit and whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things, .
But you have to listen silently. You cannot pray with words, talk, or read the Bible, and hear. You must be quiet to hear.
But the anointing that you have received from him abides in you, and you do not need any man to teach you;
but as the same anointing teaches you all things, and is truth, and is no lie;
and even as it has taught you, abide in him.
And eventually — because you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things.
What may be known of God is revealed in them, for God has shown it to them
(Note: Paul is saying, whatever is to be learned about God is to be revealed within a man.)
If a man abides in me, and I in him, he produces much fruit...(love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, etc. )
Unless you abide in me, you cannot produce fruit.
If a man does not abide in me, he is cast out like a branch, which withers;
these branches are gathered up, cast into the fire, and are burned.
By your producing of much fruit, my Father is honored and glorified, and you show that you are truly my disciples.
To abide in Christ is to wait, listen, watch, and remain in his Light and Living Word, (not the Bible).
Christ in you, the hope of glory.
The words we hear him speak to us are Spirit and impart the life of God to us, ;
which life of God is Christ, , so that Christ is formed within you, .
Until finally Christ is fully formed and actually resurrected in you.
You then see Christ, the glory of God, appear in your heart and witness him bringing your salvation and eternal life.
See Jesus Wants to Teach You Himself, How to Receive Cleansing, and Fox's outstanding Why Silence? for more.
- Obey what you already know and any new commands received
Jesus said: he who loves me, obeys my commands — what you hear him tell you to do
Conduct your life in obedience to what you already know, in obedience to God;
you will not be condemned for what you don't know, but only condemned for what you know and choose not to obey.
Jesus said, As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
(Zealous — Ardent, enthusiastic in pursuit of an object) When rebuked, work hard to repent from whatever he shows you.
If a man loves me, he will keep my words [obey me, practice my teachings].
He [Jesus] became the author and source of eternal salvation to all those who heed and obey Him.
(And how do you obey Him to attain salvation?)
Listen to and obey My voice,
and I will be your God and you will be My people;
and walk in the whole way that I command you.
This was John the Baptist's simple message of beginning repentance:
Repent: think differently; change your mind, regretting your sins and changing your conduct.
Share from your excess with those who are without the necessities of life.
Be honest in all your dealings, never exaggerating or overreaching anyone.
Don't oppress people or frighten anyone, don't lie, don't want more, don't complain.
Other simple rules to start are: flee from sexual immorality, don't take oaths (i.e. swear to tell the truth),
don't look back, prize your time and the love of God above all. (See Coming Out of the World for more detail.)
Until you are guided by the Spirit of God, with personalized commands, the Law is your schoolmaster.
See Obedience is Still Required for more.
- Practice generous acts of LOVE and kindness energized through faith
Defer (yield) to other's wishes unless it is dangerous, immoral, or of major consequence
(this is a major giving up your own will to others — denying self — increasing Him)
From your excess, practice generously giving to others — particularly the poor.
Don't accumulate treasure on earth which is not lasting, rather lay up everlasting treasure in heaven. For where your treasure is, there is your heart.
Give, give, and your Father will reward you secretly.
The only thing that counts is faith, which is energized and demonstrated by works of love.
Let us consider how to encourage one another to love and good works.
Forgive the unjust offenses committed by others against you. "Mercy triumphs over judgment."
Above all things have fervent love among yourselves, for love covers a multitude of sins.
- Don't witness, teach, or preach until you are directly ordered to!
He did not want man to bear witness about him, because he knew what was in their hearts.
And many other times, Jesus ordered men not to talk about the miracles he had done;
for he did not want the testimony of men with their hearts still full of evil, as we all are, until cleansed by Him.
Even Jesus did not judge, speak, or act without the Spirit's specific prompting.
Of myself I can do nothing. I judge only as I hear,
for I have not spoken of myself, but from the Father who sent me and commanded me
what I should say and what I should speak.
The Son can do nothing of Himself (by his own will),
but only does what he sees the Father do.
He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory;
but he who seeks the glory of the One who sent him,
that man is true, and there is no unrighteousness in him..
Any man who speaks of God or Christ without the Spirit's specifically supplied words is seeking his own glory,
and he is estimating himself to be greater than Christ,
for Christ said: The disciple is not above his master, but everyone who is perfect [purified, restored to the spiritual image of God, specifically authorized, and perfected] will be like his master.
The preachers of Christendom stand condemned for seeking their own glory and then accepting pay for their worthless words; when to even charge for true words of life like Balaam, spoken from the spirit of God, is expressly forbidden by Paul, Peter and Jesus. Seeking their own glory, the preachers of Christendom speak from their carnal minds, the nature of death, and preach their vain opinions from the imagination of their evil hearts.
Jesus said: Are you a teacher of Israel, and do not know these things?
Truly, truly, I say to you: We speak what we know, and testify what we have seen.
(Not what you have read about, not what you have heard from others,
because certain knowledge of God only comes by revelation from Christ.)
Paul asks: Are you confident that you yourself are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness, an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, who have the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law? Therefore you who teach another, do you not teach yourself? You who preach that a man should not steal, do you steal? .
You are stealing the words from the saints, quoting the Bible from your carnal mind, with your evil imagination's opinions .
To witness, preach, or teach without the Holy Spirit's specific promptings, is to estimate yourself above Jesus.
Until you are purified with the Spirit speaking through you,
your witnessing, teaching, and preaching
reach the holy part of each person;
and your spiritual growth will be retarded or stopped.
People, who teach without specific authority by God, can't hear God's voice, reach purity, or enter the Kingdom;
because they are in spiritual captivity, having led others into spiritual captivity by teaching errors.
If anyone among you considers himself to be religious but does not bridle [restrain] his tongue, he deceives his own heart [thinking himself to be religious], and this man's religion is worthless.
My brothers, not many of you should be teachers, knowing that we who teach will be judged by a stricter judgment;
For we all err in many things; and if any man does not err in his words, he is a perfect man.
(James is saying, until you are perfected, what you teach will have errors; and errors will be strictly judged.)
He who does not gather with me scatters. (To gather with him, is by his direction).
When you witness, teach, or preach for him, not with him, you are scattering the sheep.
To gather with him, is to gather with his specific promptings, and words supplied at that moment.
If you lead someone to the Lord without his specific instructions, your convert is twice as much a child of hell as yourselves.
No man can come to me unless the Father, who has sent me, draws him and gives him the hunger to come to me;
(You have no idea who the Father has drawn and is ready to be gathered, unless you are specifically directed by God.)
Only be ready to tell someone if they ask about your hope.
(But only if asked! Then you answer because you have to be truthful.)
I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that you not stir up, nor awaken love, until it pleases [its time has come].
(Don't even talk about God or Christ until you hear him authorize you to. Instead give to, and love those, around you.)
From George Fox's Letter 316: (written in 1600's)
Such as talk of Christ, and do not walk in him,
such as profess him, and do not possess him,
such as live not in the religion that was set up above sixteen hundred years since,
such as profess Christ the way, and walk not in the way, the truth, and the life;
all such talkers, and not walkers, are dishonorers of God,
and cause his holy name to be blasphemed among such as make no profession.
Don't do anything for God, until you are told exactly what to do, and told precisely when to do it.
If so ordered, do only that, nothing more, nothing less; and return to your home,
to silent waiting on the Lord.
(And yes, the Lord commanded we publish this web site, with His frequent corrections, additions, and specifications.)
- Trust Him to lead you to purity and the Kingdom of God within you.
Enjoy the good things of this life with thanks and praise to our great and wonderful God.
Be happy! You are showing your love for God by picking up your cross daily. He will increase in you.
The same grace that shows you your sins, cleanses you of them, washing them away one at a time, over time.
Jesus said, "If I don't wash you, you have no part with me.” . By mercy and truth iniquity is purged from the heart.
Be patient. It took the disciples over three years, but you will be encouraged and thrilled by Him.
Along the way, you will be sifted and tested;
passing, you will receive a significant additional measure of His spirit.
Soon after, he will return within you in glory for final judgment and lead you to paradise, another dimension, the Kingdom of Heaven within and among you.
This is the power of his name and the power of the cross to change us on this side of the grave and make us like Him; he can be resurrected in us to be our true Lord, and we can enter his glorious Kingdom, paradise. This Christ and gospel destroys sexual immorality, impurity, debauchery, greed, hatred, lying, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, envy, drunkenness;..those who do such things will not inherit the Kingdom of God. You cannot please God continuing to live in the flesh. You must let Christ change you through repentance and replace them with the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness [or meekness, or humility], and self-control. Change occurs through the power of the cross and the saving, changing grace of God, accessed by faith in the name of Jesus Christ. By your producing of much fruit, my Father is honored and glorified, and you show that you are truly my disciples [true followers].
Belief in the true hope and the cross, to realize the promise, releases the power of God to purify you and make you one with Him. The cross of Christ, which is the power of God, crucifies your sinful nature and selfish will through repentance as follows:
- seeking the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, as 1st priority, is an act of repentance and a cross to your selfish will
- turning away from evil, as you understand it, is an act of repentance and a cross to your selfish will
- you don't want to sit quietly every day to listen and watch, but if you do — it is a cross to your selfish will
if any man hears my voice, and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
- you don't want to obey his commands that you hear, but if you repent — it is a cross to your selfish will
- you don't want to forgive injustices done to you, but you repent and forgive — a cross to your angry self
- you don't want to admit and regret what the Light shows your condition to be, but if you repent — it is a cross to your will
(In the Light, is where you get changed, where your peace increases, as you repent. This is where you abide in Him.)
- you don't want to give to others from your excess, but if you repent from your selfishness and give — it is a cross to your will
- you don't want to defer (deny self) to others, rather than insist on your way, but if you repent and defer — it is a cross to your will
This is the Inward Cross of Self-Denial.
And whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.
Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh (sinful nature)
with its passions and desires (lusts and affections).
This is the beginning of the cross. There is also suffering with the cross, for when you have been prepared sufficiently by his grace and teachings, you will enter tribulation, to further the death of your sinful nature. Therefore, since Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same mind,
because he who has suffered in the flesh is finished with sin. So that you should not live the rest of your time in the flesh in the lusts of men,
but to the will of God. . The same sufferings are being experienced by all your brothers in the world. . For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that will be revealed in us. . Christ in you, the hope of glory.
He who does not take his cross, and follow after me, is not worthy of me.
For you were called to this, because Christ also suffered for us,
leaving us an example, so that you should follow in his steps.
Knowing this, that our old man has been crucified with him,
that our body of sin might be destroyed,
so that we would not serve sin any longer.
For if we are dead with him, we will also live with him.
If we suffer, we shall also reign with him.
I am the light of the world.
He who follows me shall not walk in darkness,
but shall have the Light of Life.
Rejoice, you have found the narrow way that leads to Life that few find.
If you think you are exempt from the cross because you "believe" or have been "baptized,"
See: Just Believe? and then read Ambrose Rigge's Guide
Blessed Are the Pure in Heart for They Shall See God.
And soon after, you enter the Kingdom of Heaven to experience everlasting joy and peace.
That he would grant to us,
that being delivered out of the hand of our enemies we might serve him without fear,
in holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.
He is the Rewarder of those Who Diligently Seek Him!
Diligence — continually attending to and striving to achieve a goal; laborious; persevering.
He Awaits You!
This good news of hope
comes from the Bible, confirmation from one-on-one teachings from Christ, (See Jesus Wants to Teach You Himself), and the validity of attainment testified in the Journal and Letters of George Fox, and others, all on this site. (See the side bar).
They show us adoration for Christ and God, a
spiritual path of how to meet with fellow seekers, how to conduct our
for those who hunger
after righteousness, brief descriptions of the forgotten rewards : (NOW! In this life, not after the grave!)
- first to become free of all sin; not just forgiven, but the inclination removed,
- to become one with Christ and the Father,
- fellowship in heaven with Christ and the Father,
- fellowship in the spirit with fellow believers' spirits,
- being the
possessors of the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness [or meekness, or humility], and self-control.
- to live in paradise, the Kingdom of Heaven within you, and still be on the earth too.
From George Fox's Journal:
True religion is the true rule and right way of serving God. And religion is a pure stream of righteousness flowing from the image of God, and is the life and power of God planted in the heart and mind by the law of life. This brings the soul, mind, spirit, and body to be conformable to God, the Father of spirits, and to Christ; so that they come to have fellowship with the Father and the Son, and with all his holy angels and saints. This religion is pure from above, undefiled before God, leads to visit the fatherless, widows, and strangers, and keeps from the spots of the world. This religion is above all the defiled, spotted religions in the world, that keep not from defilements and spots, but leave their believers impure, below, and spotted; whose fatherless, widows, and strangers beg up and down the streets.
Sometimes there would be two hundred of the poor of other people to come and wait until the meeting was done, for all the country knew we met about the poor; and after the meeting, Friends would send to the bakers for bread, and give every one of those poor people a loaf, however many there were of them; for we were taught 'to do good to all, though especially to the household of faith.'
When approached by those wishing to hire him as their preacher, George Fox said: "this showed that they did not really understand us or our principles very well; but when I heard of it, I said, ‘it was time for me to be gone; for if their eye was so much to me, or any of us, they would not come to their own teacher.' [Christ within, the True Light, the anointing that will teach you all things ]. For this thing (hiring ministers), had spoiled many, by hindering them from improving their own talents; whereas our labor is to bring everyone to their own teacher in themselves."
George Fox's writings clearly document the hope of purity and the Kingdom realized through the changing grace of the Light. With increased hope, we can once again seize the promise — Christ can not only forgive
sins, but he is powerful enough to bring us from darkness to a sinless state (in
this life on Earth) like Christ, and in Christ, and with Christ, and Christ in us.
OH COME, LET US ADORE HIM (Christ our LORD)!
When we first read George Fox's words, we were reminded of the Jewish Temple guards who were told by the Pharisees to go and arrest Jesus, teaching there. They returned without arresting him; and when questioned as to why, replied: Never has a man spoken like this man! — No mere man has ever spoken as He speaks. George Fox's writings are from the same Authority, he lived in Christ; and like Paul, Peter, and John, he writes to us while in the Kingdom, in the presence of God, but in English, with no need of a translator and therefore more clearly and reliably stated.
George Fox's Journal is a wonderful
describing his journey to perfect union with Christ, and his incredibly powerful lifetime ministry of accomplishment, with thousands reaching the fullness of Christ and Life in the Kingdom of God; the most powerful ministry in recorded history. His letters are spirit breathed words of beauty, breath-taking words of admonition and praise.
What had been lost was the true hope and true promises of God — as
it has been
again today; for if it were alive, we would see shining examples of Christians walking in the power and spirit of God. For we know that Christ does not hide a light under a bushel. He certainly did not hide George Fox.
George Fox was the most famous man in England during his time.
Even Oliver Cromwell, the revolutionary "Lord Protector," who deposed King Charles I, was awed by George Fox.
He accomplished all of this "while living in paradise." If you are new to George Fox, start with Wikipedia Article on George Fox's Life and his letters to get a feel for the maturity in Christ that he manifested, and then his Autobiographical Journal, especially the first part on his Early Life and Translation to the Kingdom. Also see: George Fox Selections on True Faith.
Fox and the Early Quakers had three testimonies to the validity of their message of purity:
The Journal and Letters of George Fox,
This site features the writings of George Fox, the 17th century English founder of the original Quakers, who was clearly controlled by the Spirit of Christ. His ministry covered 45 years. Reading the first parts of his autobiographical Journal, you will get a good understanding of the true church of Christ.
His inspiring translation to paradise is detailed and concludes with being raised by Christ up to the state of Adam and Eve before the fall, still capable of falling to temptation and then raised to the state of Christ, beyond Adam's state and not subject to falling to temptation, protected by God from further possibility of sin.
His later ministry is the most powerful in recorded history.
He started and guided a movement that resulted in thousands of men and women reaching full maturity in Christ, living in the Kingdom of God. At his death there were 650,000 Quakers in England, (10% of England's population), and many more throughout the world. Within two hundred years of his death, the last substances of true Christianity had disappeared into the wilderness again.
Fox left us three books of doctrine, full of very solid, Biblical explanations; which are primarily addressed to the world of Christendom, the world's rulers of the people, and the people in general. These serve to correct the many misunderstandings so pervasive in Christendom today.
He also left four hundred ten letters to the church of the living God, which letters are an inspiration, a road map, and a challenge to all who seek the maximum possible relationship with God. They are excellent reading for hope, understanding of the true character of the church of Christ, and how to live a godly life. They are filled with adoration for our wonderful, almighty, powerful God and deep love for his fellow believers in Christ.
Fox was arrested over sixty times to be taken before the courts; he spent six and one half years in deplorable prisons, unjustly persecuted by those who wanted to silence his holy words and put out the light of Christ that exposed their nakedness. He was critical of the religious leaders of his time, just as Jesus was critical of the hypocrites in his day. He, along with thousands of early Quakers, were viciously persecuted by the Calvinist Puritans [Congregationalists], Presbyterians, Baptists, and Episcopalians.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the great poet and philosopher, who along with William Wordsworth was one of the founders of the Romantic Movement in England, wrote of Fox the following:
"One assertion I will venture to make, as suggested by my own experience, that there exists folios on the human understanding and the nature of man, which would have a far more just claim to their high rank and celebrity, if in the whole huge volume there could be found as much fullness of heart and intellect as bursts forth in many a simple page of George Fox." ( from his Biographia Literaria).
His dear Friend, William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania, described George Fox as follows:
He was civil beyond all forms of breeding;
he was in his praying the most awful, living, reverent frame I ever felt or beheld;
that man of God, and prince in Israel, the first born and begotten of our day and age of truth,
and the first and the great early instrument of God among us.
Penn summarized the life of Fox with this epitaph, testifying to his prominence in Christ:
"Many sons have done virtuously in this day, but dear George, thou excellest them all."
William Penn's biography with several of his famous books are also on this site, including his wonderfully inspiring Introduction to George Fox's Journal; with an excellent description of the true church of Christ; and his personal witness of Fox's incredible possession of Christ in words, power, strength, and humility. Penn inspires us with a melodious and enlivening account of the glorious outbreak of the true church, its simplicity and innocence; being established through God's chosen instrument, George Fox.
OTHER EARLY QUAKER NOTABLES
There are several more eminent early Quaker's writings also on this site. In the fifty years after the start of George Fox's ministry, 528 Quakers wrote 2800 books and pamphlets. They all testified to the gospel of purity through the cross of Christ, which resulted in union with God through Christ, and entering their Kingdom, while still on earth.
Biographies, memoirs, and letter collections are included for several giants in Christ, including Margaret Fell, William Penn, Isaac Penington, Francis Howgill, Edward Burrough, William Dewsbury, George Whitehead, Stephen Crisp, Ambrose Rigge, John Burnyeat, John Gratton, Will Caton, and James Parnell. Their lives and letters are all inspirational and a clear testimony to the validity of the true gospel of Christ, showing the way to be free of sin and to experience true deliverance to holiness and purity, by union with the Lord Jesus Christ.
Each person has the same message, but with individual wisdom and counsel to bring to all pilgrims, seeking the face of their Beloved, to the true path to union with Him in the promise land, the Kingdom of Heaven. As you read their writings, you realize you are reading words given from the Holy Spirit of God — the same as Peter's, Paul's, and John's writings. The early Quaker writings were all in English, avoiding any vagaries introduced by translations — actually making the Bible more understandable and acceptable. Truly they were magnificent in their measure of Christ, as their writings show the love they had for each other, for God, and the grievous persecutions they all endured. In a prophecy from the Lord declared by Mary Howgill, the Lord said: "they shall leave a more clear and heavenly declaration upon record, than my servants heretofore have done, and it shall stand to ages, and in generations to come, that they may see how God manifested himself unto his people in a day of great suffering."
Edward Burrough wrote of the Lord's purpose for the Quakers in England: He will have his name, exalted and reverenced in this island, [England] and his terror shall be sent out of it through the world, and his branch from it shall spread over the earth. (Yet to be fulfilled.)
Quakers were named "Quakers" because they "trembled" when the Lord spoke to them. They trembled at the Word of the Lord.
But this is the man I will look on [favorably]: he who is of a humble and contrite spirit, and trembles at my word. Isa 66:2
Hear the word of the Lord, you who tremble at his word. Isa 66:5
Oh, worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness! Tremble before him, all the earth. Psalm 96:9
Good and upright is the LORD;
therefore he will instruct sinners in the way.
He will guide the meek in what is right and he will teach the humble his way.
This web site's purpose is to show how to become
free from sin
by benefiting from the changing power of God through the cross,
which leads to union with God in his Kingdom.