Sunday, November 27, 2016

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THE SEVEN CHURCHES OF ASIA /REVELATION 2 - 3
copyright November 2007
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CHAPTER  19 (1 of 2)
CONCLUSION
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Although the Seven Churches of Asia, can be given a dispensational value, to describe seven different church ages, the spiritual condition of these seven churches has been evident in every generation.  God has always had His faithful and true Saints, even in what is considered the "dark ages" of church history.  There is a wellspring of historical information available that will attest to this fact.  Also, I am not the only one who God has inspired to write about these seven churches as He has had me to write.  Church history speaks of many Revivals over the centuries, we are overdue for one, and it is not God's fault it's ours.
The doctrine of SALVATION BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH has been so emphasized for centuries, with little attention devoted to good works, works done in obedience to the dictates of the Holy Spirit, as He leads, guides, and directs us.  Many in the church see no purpose for true holiness, so they go about working out their own salvation according to the dictates of their own desires, instead of what God requires, His standard of holiness, His perfect will.  For, so they say, God's grace and mercy will cover my disobedience (sin); to a certain degree this is true concerning God's "longsuffering", but in the end of our days, the lack of vigilance to change and improve in our obedience to His perfect will", could mean the loss of our eternal reward.  As I have written throughout this book, "God is the judge of all such matters".  Nonetheless, God's warning is clear, Rev. 2:5, 2:16, 3:13, 3:19...REPENT, and Rev. 3:5 "...and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life". 
The lack of vigilance to get an informed knowledge of what God requires, and the lack of knowing that we are held accountable, by God, for the deeds we do in accordance to the dictates of the sinful nature bound in our flesh, cause many to fall far short of what God requires of us to be worthy of eternal life.  It is this lack of diligence, and the willingness to compromise, that keeps a Believer bound in defeat, and of little value and use to God.  God has given us the Power (mighty power) to overcome the temptations and desires of the sinful nature in our flesh. 
God has given us the Power (mighty power) to obey His righteous nature planted in our spirit, to obey Him to the fullest of His dictates and expectations.  His power (mighty power) makes us without excuse, so that in the day of judgment, like the friend spoken of in Matthew 22:12..."and he was speechless", so will we be.  Only ten percent of professing "Christians" read their bible on a regular basis, thus knowing very little of what is expected of us by God to be saved at the end of our days.  Many have gone into eternity believing they were worthy of salvation only to lose their own soul, for "many are called, but few are chosen."
But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.1 Corinthians 9:27 [The same Greek word translated "castaway," in Hebrews 6:8 is translated "rejected." By definition these are the correct translation word - AAdmivn or Adokimos]
For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?  Matthew 16:26
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For many are called, but few are chosen. Matthew 22:14 [The context of this verse is in reference to those who choose not  to comply with God's will and expectations (the Hypocrite, the Religious, and the Lukewarm); Matt. 22:1-13]
Many English words have multiple meanings; an example is "works".  Many Greek words are translated "works" in the Kings James version of the bible: humanitarian, physical labor, good deeds, our attitudes and behavior, etc.  The most significant of these Greek words is obedience to a direct word from God spoken to us by His Holy Spirit to our spirit.  We cannot obey God's voice, His directives, without the power the Holy Spirit gives us to obey God's perfect will, His standard of holiness that will cause us to be accepted instead of castaway and rejected.
All of us attend a church like one of these seven churches.  In every church there are those who profess to be a Christian who live their life from one end of the spectrum of God's expectation to the other end.  The Seven churches of Asia are the example of this fact.  For those whose heart is not set on doing God's perfect will, if the church they are attending is not "worldly" enough and care free, they will just transfer their "letter" until they find one that is as "worldly" as they are.  Is what I have written too straight, too narrow?  A few would say, not for me, while the majority would say, yes.  That is why the path to eternal life is narrow, and the one to eternal ruin is wide, not just for the unconverted Sinner, but also for all of those who refused to obey God, yet called themselves "Christian", for... "Many are called but few are chosen."
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 2 Timothy 3:16
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My FaceBook Timeline https://www.facebook.com/samuel.siders; some of the responses I have posted in answer to those who God has had me to shared with on AolAnswers and FaceBook can be on my FaceBook Timeline spanning over seven years.
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My activity about sharing the Word of God with Muslims continues; this open door that the Lord has made available to me as an apologist is one where worldwide opportunities are made available (all English speaking people around the world from many different countries, races, and religious beliefs). It is WRITTEN in 1 Peter 3:15…” But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks you of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:" God wants us to know AND understand His Word (2 Timothy 2:15).
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DEFENSE FOR THE “ARCHKO VOLUME”  http://www.scribd.com/doc/76537136/A-Definite-Appraisal-of-the-ArchkoVolume-Hubert-Luns, and http://www.cumberland.org/hfcpc/minister/MahanWilliamDennes.htm

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The Sabbath Law was a continued discussion this past week. Since the Law is in the 10 Commandments (Mosaic Ethical Laws), Jesus’ statement of “To love the Lord your God with ALL” includes the Sabbath Law. LIBERALS misuse and misinterpretation of Scripture teach against obeying the Mosaic Ethical Laws, and therefore teach against obeying the Sabbath Law as well. There are those who agree we are to keep the Sabbath Law but are RIGID about it having to be done on Saturday. I use what Jesus said about the Sabbath Law, and Paul’s statement about “one day” and “every day a like” to validate God is Not Rigid about the day we obey the Sabbath Law, only that we do it. Using what Jesus and Paul taught it is easy to conclude “any day” is acceptable; since people who work 24/7 jobs cannot always get Saturdays off, a person LACKS Wisdom to be Rigid about “Saturday Only.”
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The Lord surprised me at the beginning of the week with a Question:
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“I have never cared to go on an Israel trip, but God surprised me tonight; He ASKED, Samuel, if I want you to go to Israel will you go? I told the Lord Yes I would if You wanted me to. At this point I have no idea why He ASKED, but I know as an Apologist, anywhere in the world is a possibility; Although it would be nice to have a Certificate of Ordination first.
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I have always never wanted to be far from my birth place, but I Know God through my calling could lead me anywhere. I get a lot of invitations to Africa and other nations, but God has yet to lead me to accept any of them; some have said we will be praying God will send you. The second negative for wanting to go on an Israel trip is the expense. Nonetheless, SOMEDAY whether in this life or the one to come, I EXPECT I would visit Israel, but I NEVER want to go UNLESS God would LEAD me to.
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For Him to ASK me the question, it is easy to ASSUME … HE… may send me in the near future, and it is MY desire NEVER to disappoint or grieve HIM. I am Fully confident God would provide the money to go; I was just amazed He would ASK me instead of Command me; for me that was as special as Him telling me 'No" when He does instead of Yes. The experience was kind of like, God looking for someone to go for Him and Isaiah saying "Lord send me."
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Most of my week was spent making every attempt to thoroughly teach Trinity and the Hypostatic Union about Jesus being Deity like His Father and having His OWN identity with those who refuse to believe the Bible teaches both FACTS, which I know is a CHOICE to be blind, ignore, and twist the References I use, so they can remain in denial. There are Trinitarians who have as much trouble understanding the information I post as Unitarians do. When a person teaches “Jesus is the Father and Supreme God” they are ignoring the Biblical evidence that proves Jesus has His own identity separate from that of His Father, and one proof is because Jesus has a physical body and spirit/soul of His OWN.
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Validating Joseph IS NOT Jesus’ Father was another topic that those who I conversed with refused to believe, yet call themselves “Christian.” Matthew 1:18 proves Joseph (1:16) is not Jesus’ father. As simple as the proof is, those I shared with did not want to believe the proof; this alone proves a CHOICE by them to remain blind and deceived. It is always ASTONISHING the MULTIPLE Diverse Conclusions about God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit that exists in the world today that people believe are true. I also had discussions with Muslims about the many Common Denials against Jesus they embrace. For more information you can review my Timeline.
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Samuel    11/27/2016    (Go Deep with Him not shallow)