Hello Folks:

We are certainly witnessing just how fragile, and weak we are as a creation when God is taken out of our lives... This void will be filled as humanity yearns to be defined by someone, or something outside of one's self that is deemed more significant... But we can also be seduced into believing that we can stand alone, and make decisions based on what one can be fooled into believing is their own inspired reasoning...

When in fact the opposite is true as Satan had from the beginning manipulated our original parents into believing this narrative... Having them to believe that God had lied, and there was more to life outside of the parameters of His sovereign will.. The freedom to be whoever we want to be, as well as practice that which we desire.. Even if it is outside of the stipulations, and rules our Wonderful Creator had, and continues to deem right, and good..

With the technology that exists, and given the fact that God has allowed Satan to broadcast good, and evil under the guise of one exercising liberty... We see a world's inhabitants floundering in the mire of what rebellion against our Creator has resulted in... His grace is truly wonderful, and what saves us from this fallen state... But there are so many definitions of grace that have been created outside of God's Word within the body... Unity in His Spirit has been made very difficult...

As the mercy HE intended to show us through His Son has been redefined, and in many instances made null, and void because it is based on a Nicolaitans doctrinal belief that what we exercise outside of the body will not effect our spiritual state, and standing with our Father in heaven... We should be constantly reminding one another that our maintaining of God's moral Law, or commandments was never intended by HIM to save us when exercised... Even with the most ardent desire to please our Loving Father in heaven, God's righteousness is what delivers us from such an unclean state of being through the sacrifice made by His Son...

But with that being said, and as Jesus pointed out quite clearly in His message contained within Matthew chapters 5-7, HE did not come to do away with the Law HE represents as the Word of God... But to ensure HE is written, and fulfilled within us.. So as to ensure we have the help we need to understand our responsibility to maintain His commandments not only outwardly... But from within ourselves in how we think, reason, and allow for full submission to His Spirit to overcome the sin that can so hinder us from further growth to attain perfection through our Beloved Savior... As James chapter 1 reminds us of what can be accomplished if we exercise the will of our Father:

"2 Consider it nothing but joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you fall into various trials. 3 Be assured that the testing of your faith [through experience] produces endurance [leading to spiritual maturity, and inner peace]. 4 And let endurance have its perfect result and do a thorough work, so that you may be perfect and completely developed [in your faith], lacking in nothing. ( Amplified Version)

All too often God's grace is misinterpreted to mean one can exercise one's own will, and adjust what is already perfect through Christ Jesus to suit one's way of wanting to live life... While at the same time declaring it is because of God's grace this is made possible... God's commandments, which is the very Word our Savior suffered, and died because mankind's carnal state of continuously rejecting, breaking, changing them, are Spiritual...

But all too often this is not viewed, and again our Savior's sacrifice is abused, and conveniently, or ignorantly misunderstood as a license to transgress God's Way shown us through His commandments... Why bother writing them upon our hearts, and minds via His Spirit if they no longer apply, or in many cases redefined again to suit what one wants to believe... Rather than HE Who should be embraced, and sought after in Spirit, and Truth to ensure what God always intended upon our calling is fully accomplished...As Paul wrote to encourage us in Romans chapter 7:

"9 I was once alive without [knowledge of] the Law; but when the commandment came [and I understood its meaning], sin became alive and I died [since the Law sentenced me to death]. 10 And the very commandment which was intended to bring life, actually proved to bring death for me. 11 For sin, seizing its opportunity through the commandment, beguiled and completely deceived me, and [d]using it as a weapon killed me [separating me from God].

12 So then, the Law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.13 Did that which is good [the Law], then become death to me? Certainly not! But sin, in order that it might be revealed as sin, was producing death in me by [using] this good thing [as a weapon], so that through the commandment sin would become exceedingly sinful.14 We know that the Law is spiritual, but I am a creature of the flesh [worldly, self-reliantócarnal and unspiritual], sold into slavery to sin [and serving under its control]. (Amplified Version)


When addressing some of my brethren one would think the law is a curse, (Remember Jesus is the Word therefore the Law of God), and gives them a reason to omit, or change that which is time, and time again reiterated in God's Word as precious, and perfect... It is when one breaks the Law of God that it becomes a curse to those who do so, and have no real intention of overcoming that which is in reality desired more so than loving God through the exercise of His commandments.. That is what Paul is helping us to understand in the above passages..

Recall that God our Savior considers our bodies as His temple, and desire to dwell in us if we answer the calling HE alone grants us an opportunity to partake in... HE gave His life to bring us from our formerly sinful, and dead state of being from a spiritual perspective, into the life that Christ Jesus alone defines... If one does not answer the knock, and shuns our Creator's offer of help through His Spirit, we could very well be given over to a depraved state of being that one will regret after having experienced such a helpless, yet evil spiritual condition... As Romans chapter 1 reminds us:

"24 So God abandoned them to do whatever shameful things their hearts desired. As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each otherís bodies. 25 They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen. 26 That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires. Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other. 27 And the men, instead of having normal sexual relations with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved.

28 Since they thought it foolish to acknowledge God, he abandoned them to their foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done. 29 Their lives became full of every kind of wickedness, sin, greed, hate, envy, murder, quarreling, deception, malicious behavior, and gossip. 30 They are backstabbers, haters of God, insolent, proud, and boastful. They invent new ways of sinning, and they disobey their parents. 31 They refuse to understand, break their promises, are heartless, and have no mercy. 32 They know Godís justice requires that those who do these things deserve to die, yet they do them anyway. Worse yet, they encourage others to do them, too."

There is nothing good that comes from forsaking God's WAY, and TRUTH... In this time we live in, it will only lead to the worship of the beast by those who loved the practice of iniquity rather than the righteousness of our Loving Creator... When God gives one over to a debased state of being after HIS will is forsaken, that individual is prey for Satan's devices, and manipulative deception... One is left powerless, and will not have the ability to overcome without God's Spirit within them... Remember the first of many lies that have been perpetrated by that serpent of old was, "you will not die."... But God reminds us that in Romans 6:23 that "the wages of sin is death."...

But the alternative is Life through the ONE TRUE MESSIAH Who alone lead us to TRUTH with our understanding of just how much we need to submit to God's sovereign desire... The reality is our lives do depend on HIM in every way... To deny HIS presence is foolish, and only inviting what we read above in Roman's chapter 1 to defines one's character... This spiritual battle is real, and will only grow in intensity as the years roll along, and sin becomes normalized...

Lawlessness weakens one's ability to overcome the extent of evil that will pervade this world during a period of time that our Savior declares will be void of love because of the practice, and love for deviant, and hedonistic behavior... That time being tribulation followed by great tribulation... The conditioning process of humanity continues through the propagation of sin, and the practice thereof... You can see this spiritual cancer of depravation growing in influence if focused on the extent of Satan's influence within this world... We must allow for the King of Glory to enter into our inmost through repentance, and faith in the salvation that only the Son of God can provide us because of His sacrifice on Golgotha nearly 2,000 years ago...

HE will help to keep our bodies, HIS temple pure, and unstained by sin's influence... Helping to guide us to grow in the fruit of God's Spirit so that righteousness reigns within our mortal bodies, and to overcome the world... Through the Lord Jesus Christ can we win this spiritual battle as living sacrifices for the WAY, TRUTH, and LIFE that HE alone has always defined...

God bless us all with His presence, and may our hearts, and minds be ever fervent in desiring to please HIM as we are justified through HIM, and the very Word our Savior has always perfectly defined.. NO need to change perfection.. We need to ensure we are changing within ourselves, and submitting to our Most High God, and Father.. Not living our lives in a manner that shows God that HE must adjust to our way of wanting to live the very life that was granted us through our Savior, and the very reason HE died... It can be accomplished with the strength, and guidance of His Spirit, and one's full submission to HIM... Loving Him first, and foremost is key, but this is shown in faith by one's actions.. Not just through mere words...

God bless, and His peace be with us all as we work out the greatest Gift we shall ever receive.. One of Himself that will never perish, and just as God is, everlasting.. Love you all, and take care..

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