|2 Corinthians 11 |
1 Would to God you would bear with me a little in my folly; and indeed you do bear with me.
2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy; for I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.1 [This refers to the 144,000 in Revelation, who are virgins; according to the Word of the Lord within those virgins are: "male or female who have overcome their desire for sex. Sexual desires can be overcome." Every person's heart is filled with evil and defiled until the Lord cleanses their heart of all evil. To enter the kingdom of heaven, you must be restored to the innocence of little children; and little children do not have pride, anger, lusts, violence, judgment of others, and sexual desires. Christ changes men and women, making them virgins again, their lusts and sexual desires removed]
3 But I fear, lest that as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
4 For if someone comes preaching another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit from that which you have received, or another gospel from the one you accepted, you might well tolerate him.2 [Paul preached a Jesus who forbids people from entering heaven who are sexually immoral, impure or covetous or who have fruits of the flesh, which are: sexual immorality (including adultery and fornication), impurity, lust, idolatry (including covetousness), sorcery, hatred, arguments, jealousy, anger, ambition, divisiveness, factions, envy, drunkenness, revelry (partying), and the like. Paul preached a gospel that could turn people from darkness to light, from the power of Satan to the power of God, receive forgiveness of sin, release people from the slavery of sin, and purify people to enter the kingdom while still on earth. Now, compare the Jesus and the gospel Paul preached to what Christianity now preaches; Paul wished the preachers and teachers of today's Christianity to be accursed, Gal 1:9.]
5 But I consider that I am not in the least inferior to the very chiefest apostles.
6 For though I am unskilled in speech, yet I am not in knowledge; but we have been thoroughly manifested among you in all things.
7 Have I committed an offence in humbling myself so that you might be exalted, because I have preached the gospel of God to you free of charge?
8 I robbed other churches, receiving support from them, to serve you. [He may have accepted needed gifts from individuals, but he in no way solicited money from any individual or the group for his needs for as Paul also said: "I preach the gospel, I may offer the gospel of Christ without charge, so that I do not abuse my right in the gospel. 1 Cor 9:18. For we are not like so many, who peddle the word of God for profit;" 2 Cor:17.]
9 And when I was with you and needed something, I was not a burden to any man; for that which I lacked the brothers who came from Macedonia supplied; and I have kept myself from being burdensome to you in all things, and so I will continue.
10 As the truth of Christ is in me, no man will stop me from this boasting in the regions of Achaia.
11 Why? Because I don't love you? God knows [I do].
12 But what I do, I will continue to do, so that I may cut off occasion from those who would like to find an opportunity to be regarded equal to us.
13 For these are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
14 And no wonder, for Satan transforms himself into an angel of light.
15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers are also transformed [masquerading] as ministers of righteousness;3 whose end will be according to their works. [Yet these appointed-by-men ministers of Satan are deceived to believe they are Christ's, even though the were not taught by the Lord's voice and light, not perfected by the Lord, not gifted with an authorized ministry, not sent by the Lord, and not speaking words from the Spirit of the Lord. They cause their followers to go to destruction and perish because they preach a false Jesus that excuses continuation of sin; thus they cause people to not hear the wonderful promises of the true gospel: release and freedom from even the desire to sin, union with God and Christ, and entrance in the kingdom of God, while on earth and then forever.]
16 I say again, Let no man think I am a fool; but even if you do, bear with me as foolish, so that I may boast a little.
17 What I speak, in this confidence of boasting, I speak not from the Lord, but as if it were foolishly.
18 Since many boast according to the flesh, I will also boast.
19 For you permit fools [to boast] gladly, since you yourselves are so wise.
20 For you put up with: a man bringing you into bondage, a man devouring you, a man stealing from you, a man exalting himself, and a man striking you in the face.
21 To my shame I say that we were too weak for that! However when or where any can boast, (speaking foolishly), I can boast.
22 Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? So am I.
23 Are they ministers of Christ? (Speaking foolishly in boasting), I am all the more so; in labors more abundant, in countless beatings, in prisons more frequently, exposed to deaths more often.
24 Five times I received thirty nine lashes from the Jews.
25 Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked; I have been a night and a day on the deep [sea].
26 In frequent journeys, in perilous waters, in danger of robbers, in danger from my own countrymen, in dangers by the heathen, in dangers in the city, in dangers in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in dangers among false brothers;
27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fasts often, in cold and lack of clothing.
28 And besides those external things, there is upon me daily the care of all the churches.
29 Who is weak, and I do not feel weak? Who is offended, and I do not burn with indignation?
30 If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.
31 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is blessed forevermore, knows that I do not lie.
32 In Damascus the governor under King Aretas kept the city of Damascenes with a garrison, trying to apprehend me;
33 And I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall, and escaped his hands.
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1 Paul says he is laboring over the Corinthians that he might present them as chaste virgins to Christ; Jesus said: to enter the Kingdom we must become like little children, innocent of sin. This refers to the 144,000 in Revelation, who are virgins; Christ changes people, making them virgins again, their lusts and sexual desires removed. According to the Word of the Lord within those virgins are: "male or female who have overcome their desire for sex. Sexual desires can be overcome." In heaven there is no marriage or giving in marriage, there is no male or female, all are sons of God, and all are like the angels of God. Paul wrote in Colossians of presenting every man perfect in Christ Jesus, Col 1:28. The perfection of the saints is the work of the ministry, till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. Eph 4:11-13.
2 For if someone comes preaching another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit from that which you have received, or another gospel from the one you accepted, you might well tolerate him.
Different Jesus. How?
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;
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 45,000 and increasing. Each sect takes a subset of the scriptures and creates their own opinion as to what Jesus demands, what he will accept, and what he will not tolerate. 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 nor more, repent or perish,-- deny yourself, carry your cross daily, forsake everything, and lose you life to save it?
Different Gospel, How?
Paul was sent by Jesus to preach the gospel (good news) as follows: "I [Jesus] now send you to open their eyes that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins, release from sin's slavery, and an inheritance among those who are purified by faith in Me." Acts 26:17-18.
In addition, Jesus is also recorded as promising that you can become one with him and God and that you can enter the kingdom of heaven while you are still on the earth; see John 14 with footnoted commentary (click) and then John 17 with footnoted commentary (click). Have you ever been told that you can and must enter the kingdom while you are still on the earth? Have you ever been told you can become one with God and Jesus, which is necessary for salvation to be achieved? Yet both events are part of the good news Jesus came to preach; and then he died on the cross to show us the extent of our obedience required to attain: 1) freedom from the slavery of sin, 2) purity, 3) the kingdom of heaven, and 4) to become one with him and God.
The gospel is the ministry of the Spirit to totally free you from sin, as you repent from your old ways of selfishness on the inward cross of self-denial; to be washed, cleansed, and purified; to then be translated into the kingdom of Christ; and then to live in union with Christ and God, on earth and forever.
Scripture tells us that the gospel is a mystery: "The mystery, which has been hidden from ages and generations, but now is made revealed to his saints." Col 1:26. And for certain Christendom, (without a saint to its name), has no idea what the gospel is. They are not even aware that the gospel is a mystery. They think the gospel is:
- Jesus Saves from going to Hell by believing in Him; or
- the Biblical books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John; or
- the imminent, one-time coming of the kingdom,
(which imminent one-time coming has taken 2000 years so far).
From the Word of the Lord within: "The gospel is a mystery to the natural man; he cannot conceive it. The gospel is not a book to be read; it is to be revealed in your heart. The gospel is pretty radical; it is mind boggling — unity with Christ; this I offered free of charge to anyone. Unless I purify you, you will have no part of me."
Jesus never said you could be saved if you say the sinners' prayer, or be baptized with water, or eat bread and drink grape juice; that is just heathenish ritual, the wide and broad way of that leads to destruction. Today's deficit sects, still captive in slavery 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 an escape from Hell after death 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. As Paul said, "cursed is anyone who brings you a different gospel," a different gospel and different Jesus from what Paul preached. The deficit sects falsely preach a different gospel and a different Jesus than Paul, while completely 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 [in Spirit];
he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted,
[who mourn due to their slavery to sin]
to preach release to the captives [of sin],
and recovery of sight to the [spiritually] blind,
to deliver [free] those who are oppressed [in slavery to sin],
To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
[Jesus] Saying: "The time has come,
and the kingdom of God is at hand [very near];
repent and believe the gospel of God."
Notice, the time of the kingdom's beginning was then, when Jesus was alive. 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. Paul, Jesus preaching, 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. From the Word of the Lord within: "Six attestations prove the reign's existence. The second coming is a personal experience. The second coming is in the hearts of purified believers. The King is where He is king."
The gospel within this site argues for purity and a sinless state. Doesn't the gospel you have heard excuse sin, immorality, impurity, and ungodliness? Which gospel seems more godly? Which gospel seems like the narrow way that few will find, and many will try but not be able to enter through the narrow gate? Which gospel seems like the broad, easy way that leads to destruction where many go? Can you see Christ arguing for sin, imperfection, impurity, and unholiness? So which gospel is the true one; the one promising freedom from sin, or the one that offers freedom to sin without guilt, but which says that you have to carry your "sin to the grave?" Isn't this just making grace a license to sin?
From the Word of the Lord within:
3 Therefore it is no great thing if his [Satan's] ministers are also transformed [masquerading] as ministers of righteousness; whose end will be according to their works. It is the Lord who is supposed to appoint and authorize his preachers, teachers and evangelists, whose sole purpose is the perfection of the saints. Eph 4:11-12. It is the Lord who is supposed to send the workers to the fields of harvest, Mat 9:38, but today's ministers have not been appointed and sent; they are self-appointed or appointed by other men, and as such they are not Christ's. Instead, they are Satan's ministers transformed to appear as ministers of righteousness, 2 Cor 11:14-15. Their works are deceiving people to believe they are righteous and going to heaven, escaping Hell. Their works lead people into captivity, continued slavery to sin and then to the captivity of Hell; and so these so-called ministers of Christianity will also be placed into captivity, (Hell), and they will not get out of Hell until everyone they have deceived first gets out.
Here are just a few tests of false prophets, ministers of Satan who think they are ministers of Christ even though Christ never called them, never trained them, never perfected them, never authorized them, never gifted them with the ministry, and never gives them any direction in deeds or words; they are still walking according to their carnal minds and evil imagination, not walking according to the direction of the Spirit with all their deeds being prompted and all their words to speak being supplied by the Spirit just before they speak.
Does he preach perfection of the believer through faith in this life? If not, he is a minister of Satan. Jesus appointed some to be ministers: "And he Himself [Jesus] appointed [with his authority and power] some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Chris; until we all come to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ." Ephesians 4:11-13
Does the minister preach entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven, while on the earth, and then forever. If not, he is a minister of Satan; like the Pharisees, he does not enter and stands blocking the way, denying the possibility.
Does the minister ask for tithes, take up collections, or draw a salary. If so, he is a minister of Satan. He is following the ways of Balaam, covetous for gain, and condemned to blackest darkness. He violates the commands of Jesus, and the command of Peter, as supported by Paul.
Does the minister tell you that you are righteous, even when you are still sinning? If so, he is a minister of Satan; for He who says to the wicked, 'You are righteous;' him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him; Pro 24:24. If he claims to be a minister of Christ, and Christ has not sent him, this is what God says he will do to him: I will bring an everlasting reproach upon you, and perpetual shame, which shall never be forgotten, Jer 23:40.
Does he tell you that the all laws are dead. If so, he is a minister of lawlessness and unrighteousness, and he is a minister of Satan.
From the Word of the Lord within:
"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.
These people are far from me, living in sin and teaching others the inevitability of sin until death."
Margaret Fox replied strongly to the ministers and teachers of corruption in her time, who taught that the entire law of God was cancelled and replaced by just believing in Jesus.
You, who are in your carnal apprehensions of God, are in the world without God. You are alive without the law, and have not come to know the law yet, and are dead in sins and trespasses. You, that live in pleasure, are dead while you live. You live unto sin and so are free from righteousness. The law which is holy, just, and good, shall cut you to pieces. You have not yet come to know the law, nor what is lawful, which everyone passes through before they come to know the liberty of the sons of God — which law cuts down all your carnal apprehensions of God. Oh you blasphemer, do you say there is no such thing as lawful and unlawful, godliness or ungodliness? Would you lay waste the scriptures and make void the righteous law of God which takes hold of the transgressor? Would you trample upon the blood of the new covenant and count it an unholy thing? Oh, the day of the vengeance is coming upon you. The Lord God is clothed with vengeance against you and all such as you are. You who sit at the table of devils are shut out from the liberty of the sons of God and know not the condition that Paul has passed through. When you know that, it will be death and destruction to you. This you shall eternally witness, before ever you come to know the living God.
There is a web page, How to Identify a Blind Guide or False Prophet, devoted to the doctrines of false prophets/blind guide preachers vs. true prophets/ministers to help you distinguish a true preacher/teacher from a false preacher/teacher.
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