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Here is what God Prophesied:  Jeremiah 31: 31-34:

“The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant
with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah.  32 It will not be like the covenant I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke my covenant, though I was a husband to them,” declares the Lord.  33 “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time,” declares the Lord“I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts.  I will be their God, and they will be my people. 34 No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest,”
declares the Lord.  “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” (NIV)

Speaking here to things inside the mind and heart.  New covenant not like the old.

In John 3:  Jesus teaching the means of his fulfilling the prophesy:

“Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” (NIV)

John 16: 12-14:  Jesus fully revealing God’s indwelling spirit:

“But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: about sin, because people do not believe in me; 10 about righteousness,because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; 11 and about judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned.

12 “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth.  He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14 He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. 15 All that belongs to the Father is mine.  That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.” (NIV)

Paul, ordained by Jesus, in Act 9: 15 to reveal his name to Gentiles, their rulers and the people of Israel (long before banished from the nation of Israel) as well the others (Judah/Benjamin) after 70 A.D.  (Think) teaches what Jeremiah Prophesied and Jesus fulfilled in II Corinthians 5: 17-20:

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” (NIV)

It’s not rocket science.

Paul makes clear to you that commandments do not and cannot replace God’s reconciling you to himself in Jesus.  I Timothy 1:  5-7:

“The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. Some have departed from these and have turned to meaningless talk. They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm.”  (NIV)

Now there is no other path except the narrow gate which has to do with being reconciled to God through Jesus by his indwelling Spirit.  You cannot attain “love” the goal of this command (Christ’s Command  John 15: 17) which come from a “pure heart” a “good conscience” and a “sincere faith” by commandments of the law which you cannot keep (Romans 7).  Meaningless talk as Paul calls speaking about the law.  Teachers of the law “do not know what they are talking about.”  Yet confidently boast.  Bring you broken heart to Jesus and he will mend you as a new creation.  His promises are good.

Chris Queen.  3/28/2019.  Please hit the follow key above and to the right for updates.  Please leave your valued comments below in the form.  There are more posts below the form also.  Go to Blog above in the menu to access over 200 posts.  I will be perfect when I look at Jesus face to face and not until.  Anyone claiming otherwise preaches the Oscar Meyer gospel.  BALONEY.  Be reconciled to God.   Shameless capitalist advertising here below.  Links to books and free excerpts in other posts or his the book cover icon above.  God wants his glory and I want him to have it.  God wants to bless you in Jesus and I want you to have that.

 

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ENCOURAGEMENT

A child I know ran from his bedroom last night.  He brought the Bible his daddy has given to him.  He is very proud to have it and to show it to me.  He said he is reading Genesis.  I told him I am proud of him for reading the Bible.  I am praying for him that he is encouraged by the Spirit of Truth to continue in the Word to find the Lord and his truth for his life.

THE ROOT OF TRUTH IS THERE

John 14: 1:

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.”  (Commands of Christ) (NIV) 

“My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.”  (Promises of Christ) (NIV)

John 14: 6, 7:

“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well.  From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”  (Jesus’ Roadmap) (NIV) 

Jesus alone is the gate through which God has created to find him.  The reality of knowing Christ as Lord is a matter of the Father’s mercy and love.  Gentiles were not raised in a nation called Israel under a constitution given by Moses.  Jesus fulfilled the law as the only one able to do so.  (Acts 15)  In our day, we have many who try to overlay Moses on Jesus.  Galatians separates this error, from the gift of the Spirit.

Paul, ordained by Jesus (Acts 9: 15) makes it very plain the commandments of Moses, are useful only to show us our need for the Gift of God through his Son.  The commandments bring death.  The Gift is the indwelling Spirit which leads those in Jesus as he himself reveals in John 16: 12-14:

“If you love me, keep my commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.19 Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20 On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. 21 Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”  (NIV)

Back to Jesus’ commands (Acts 9: 15) which are assuredly not Moses’ (Acts 15) which require a temple in Jerusalem where daily sacrifices were made, by Levite Priests and where festivals requiring specified sacrifices on specified days were attached in non-severable (had to do all of it, perfectly) commandments 613 of them and breaking one of them is breaking all of them, and they cannot be kept.  Those who try and so claim reject Jesus and the gift of God placing faith in their ability, to do commandments of law, motivated by fear.  John in I John explains perfect love drives out fear.  Those who fear he says are “NOT PERFECTED IN LOVE.”

Hebrews, written to Jews while the temple stood, and the constitution of Israel was still in force, thanks to misunderstanding is a vital work today, with so many off track, that book there to correct you away from ideas that the law of Moses is the Gospel and it is NOT:

Hebrews 1: 1:

“In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.”  (NIV)

Paul (I believe anonymously, Jews would not, by virtue of his claim Jesus was Messiah, listen to Paul) Hebrews 7: 11-22:

“If perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood—and indeed the law given to the people established that priesthood—why was there still need for another priest to come, one in the order of Melchizedek, not in the order of Aaron? 12 For when the priesthood is changed, the law must be changed also. 13 He of whom these things are said belonged to a different tribe, and no one from that tribe has ever served at the altar. 14 For it is clear that our Lord descended from Judah, and in regard to that tribe Moses said nothing about priests. 15 And what we have said is even more clear if another priest like Melchizedek appears, 16 one who has become a priest not on the basis of a regulation as to his ancestry but on the basis of the power of an indestructible life.17 For it is declared:

“You are a priest forever,
    in the order of Melchizedek.”

18 The former regulation is set aside because it was weak and useless 19 (for the law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God.

20 And it was not without an oath! Others became priests without any oath, 21 but he became a priest with an oath when God said to him:

“The Lord has sworn
    and will not change his mind:
    ‘You are a priest forever.’”

22 Because of this oath, Jesus has become the guarantor of a better covenant.”  (NIV)

In chapter 8 we find the Spirit bringing these Hebrews full circle to Jeremiah 31: 31-34 restated here because what was prophesied has to be fulfilled in Jesus and found in Paul’s gospel of grace given, as ordained by Jesus (Acts 9: 15) for Gentiles, their rulers and the people of Israel:

Hebrews 8: 7-13, repeating Jeremiah, 31: 31-34:

“For if there had been nothing wrong with that first covenant, no place would have been sought for another. But God found fault with the people and said:

“The days are coming, declares the Lord,
    when I will make a new covenant
with the people of Israel
    and with the people of Judah.
It will not be like the covenant
    I made with their ancestors
when I took them by the hand
    to lead them out of Egypt,
because they did not remain faithful to my covenant,
    and I turned away from them,
declares the Lord.
10 This is the covenant I will establish with the people of Israel
    after that time, declares the Lord.
I will put my laws in their minds
    and write them on their hearts.
I will be their God,
    and they will be my people.
11 No longer will they teach their neighbor,
    or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’
because they will all know me,
    from the least of them to the greatest.
12 For I will forgive their wickedness
    and will remember their sins no more.”

13 By calling this covenant “new,” he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and outdated will soon disappear.”  (NIV … Paul’s prophesy, accord. Jesus, Matthew 24, fulfilled 70 A.D.) 

Paul preached the “mystery of Christ” Jesus telling Ananias to lay hands on Paul as his chosen instrument (Acts 9: 15).  Paul tells us what he received he received by revelation from Christ and not from men.  Proof positive for all who believe that it is different from what was attached to the constitution of Israel, which was what and where Jesus taught.

When Jesus said this he was not telling Gentiles to become law keeping Jews, an impossibility without “Moses’ seat” without a temple, Levite Priests and the nation of Israel.  There is talk of fulfillment of prophesy in the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem.  Matthew 23: 1:

“Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach. They tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them.”  (NIV)

Jesus here speaking in Israel, more specifically at the temple in Judah (separate from Israel in Jeremiah 31) where the law was in force and the Scribes and Pharisees had the power of life and death.  Jesus told them the truth and they were offended and had him killed, also prophesied.  30 years or so later, the nation of Israel was destroyed as well the temple.  Because they rejected God’s plan, the Messiah, Jesus.  He rose from the dead, as the apostles testify.

Paul, ordained by Jesus made these things crystal clear.  I Timothy 1: 5-7:

“The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.Some have departed from these and have turned to meaningless talk.They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm.”  (NIV) 

DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT.  Conversely, how are we to have love from a “pure heart”, “good conscience” and a “sincere faith” without purification that does not come from law, but from the Spirit (John chapter 3 … you must be born of the Spirit)

Jesus said at Matthew 11: 28-30:

“At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. 26 Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.

27 “All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, [ALL YOU … Calvin] and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (NIV)

Paul wrote in Romans 9: 16:

“It does not, therefore, depend on human desire or effort, but on God’s mercy.”  (NIV)

And in Romans 10: 4:

“Christ is the culmination [KJV SAYS “end of the law”] of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.”  (NIV)

And in Galatians 5:

“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.

16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do what ever you want. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control.  Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.”  (NIV)

Finally, Jesus himself at John 16: 27 tells us why God loves us:

“No, the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.”  (NIV)

Romans 10: 9, 10:

“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. 11 As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” 12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of alland richly blesses all who call on him, 13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”  (NIV)

Chris Queen.  3/27/2019.  Keeping in step with the Spirit.  Very encouraged those near me come to Christ.  Please hit the Follow Key above and to the right for future updates.  Please leave your valued comments in the form below.  More posts under the form.  My books Misquoting Logic HERE and Misquoting Calculus HERE open the gospel of grace through faith in Jesus and his transformation by the Spirit of truth (Jeremiah 31: 31-34) (John 16: 12-14) (Galatians 5: 22-26) (Ephesians 2: 8-10).

 

 

Honestly, Does The Truth Matter? Let’s Ask James

The Truth has taken a beating and come out bleeding in the ridiculous collusion accusations, next in the 737 Max and today the beginnings of distraction by the media toward the dismissal in the Jessie Smollett case.  The questions here with respect to men and their politics run to what sort of world and country we want to leave to our children and grandchildren?

James was the leader of the church in Jerusalem in the early years of the body of Christ.  James was among those who saw his brother, Jesus, the Christ (Greek for messiah) alive after the entire city saw him dead.

James wrote a short and undeniably rich book to the 12 Tribes Scattered.  James 1: 1:

“James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations:

Greetings.”

The fact that there are but five chapters in this book have made it what I call the “shoddy shortcut” inasmuch as the misreading or rather poor comprehension and ability to synthesize (gather information from what is read) have made this so.

But even then ignoring the verses about the corruption of your gold and failings in helping those in need because we now know, as opposed to what Jesus commanded, that “poor choices” is what really happened.  We are so much smarter than Jesus now.

But they do seize on chapter 2 in order to continue to espouse their worthless religion:

“What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

[NOTE:  James is not talking about the law i.e. 10 Commandments here]

18 But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.”

Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. 19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.

20 You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless[d]? 21 Was not our father Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? 22 You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did. 23 And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,”[e]and he was called God’s friend. 24 You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone.

25 In the same way, was not even Rahab the prostitute considered righteous for what she did when she gave lodging to the spies and sent them off in a different direction? 26 As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.” (NIV)  

A portion often misused by the LOST who claim the ten commandments are the way to God 2: 18:

“Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. 19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.”  (NIV)

Let’s note, “even the demons believe that and shudder.”  Demons are fallen angels and have witnessed God’s glory and been judged with their leader.  They are condemned already to an eternity in torment and without redemptive opportunity in Jesus through grace by faith so they shudder.

I like the wording in this older version of the NIV James 2: 18:

“But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.”  Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do.”

This usually comes up not from those involved in relief to the poor, but those misusing these verses to justify salvation by works of the law.  But James did not say I will show you my faith by what I shalt not.

Briefly, God was not preaching to you Gentiles when he said, “Do not eat from the tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil.”  Nor when he told Noah to build the Ark.  Not when he made the promise to Abraham that his offspring would inherit the land now called Israel, nor when he gave the law to Israel through Moses.  Not until he sent Peter to Cornelius.  Then Jesus ordained Paul (Acts 9: 15) as his instrument to reveal his name to Gentiles, their rulers and the people of Israel.  Judah in the vast majority rejected Jesus as was prophesied.  In 70 A.D. God made his intent for the law and the temple perfectly clear as Jesus prophesied in Matthew 24.

Paul confirmed this to his chosen protege’ Timothy in I Timothy 1: 5-7:

“The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.Some have departed from these and have turned to meaningless talk.They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm.”  (NIV)

TEACHERS OF THE LAW DO NOT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT.

Chris Queen.  3/26/2019.  Debating on ending this blog on the 31st.

 

 

 

 

The Love You Had At First

Revelation 2: 1-7:

To the Church in Ephesus

“To the angel of the church in Ephesus write:

These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand and walks among the seven golden lamp stands. I know your deeds,your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary.

Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first. Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lamp stand from its place. But you have this in your favor: You hate the practices of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God. (NIV)

Radio Preacher with Scottish Accent, unsure of his denominational lineage, as it were said:

“Talk of this second coming and there is a looaut [lot] of nonsense out there about this.  He went on to complain that this ridiculous story leads to the scoffers asking, so where is this coming?”

My prayerful and studied opinion is that any system which forms its theology from the four gospels is off track per Jesus’ own words.  Go HERE:  Rightly Dividing

Calvin misread Matthew 24 “… elect …” as Gentile believers “predestined.”  While logically the Lord Almighty who can tell the end from the beginning assuredly knows history in advance there is still clear issue of free will seen in Jesus’ instruction to those Jews:

“If you want to be my disciples you must, “deny yourself” “pick up your cross” and “come to me.”   … deny, lift … come. …

No not a Weslyan either.  Finding for myself that a follower of Jesus is unconcerned about what anyone before had to say (The peanut gallery) as per Jesus’ clear statement in John 16: 12-14:

“I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth.He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14 He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you.” (NIV)

The world watched me boldly proclaim and walk forth as the chains fell off.  When I was done revealing the Lord’s glory, being persecuted as the prophets who came before me, jumping for joy, I focused my attention exclusively where the Lord states in his word it should be:

2 Peter 1:  19-21:

“We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable,and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. 21 For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” (NIV)

The 30% of your Bible, both the old and the new testaments that involves prophetic predictions and their fulfillment s.  Like this “looaut [lot] of nawnsense ouut here (Sarcasm is one of my gifts):

I Thessalonians 4:  13-18:

“Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.” (NIV)

Right there in verse 17, a few languages away is the Latin Word Rapture identical in meaning to the greek word HARPOZO i.e “caught up to meet the Lord in the air” Accord. Jesus in John 11: 25, 26:

“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

27 “Yes, Lord,” she replied, “I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.” (NIV)

I am surprised as usual that the seminaried don’t believe the scriptures like a little child.  That’s the commandment of Christ, not all this repenting and obeyeedeeance to Moses.  Jesus in Mark 1 told Jews under law to repent (mistranslation) (DO PENANCE bad boy … write me a check … say your hail yeah that girl, with all the other children) where Jesus told Jews in Israel to change their minds (about 1500 years of religion) and “believe” the good news.  

I John 3: 1-3: 

“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.”  (NIV)

I John 1: 5-7:

“This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.”  (NIV)

Christ’s command Matthew 24:

“As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.

42 “Therefore keep watch … .”  (NIV)

That “looaut [lot] of nawnsense ouut here” is what the Lord of Lords and the King of kings told you to do.  So, Keep Watch.

Chris Queen.  3/22/2019.  I’m Josey Wales.  No sheep suit.  Please hit the Follow Key above and to the right for future updates.  Please leave your valued comments in the form below and explore the additional posts below the form.  Proudly I recommend my humble book Misquoting Calculus for revelation of the born again reality of being one with the Son (Jesus) who is one with the Father through the Spirit of truth.  If you want to learn about your invitation to the wedding supper of the Lamb you’ll make progress there.  Go HERE.  Revelation 19: 9, 10:

 Then the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!” And he added, “These are the true words of God.”

At this I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “Don’t do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers and sisters who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For it is the Spirit of prophecy who bears testimony to Jesus.”  (NIV)

John 14: 6:  “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. (NIV)