Sunday, September 17, 2017

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THE SEVEN CHURCHES OF ASIA /REVELATION 2 - 3
copyright November 2007
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CHAPTER  17 (4 of 7)
OBEDIENCE, BEING ONE WITH GOD
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Walking in heavenly places, being One with God
A number of months ago, the Lord showed me how that our own will blinds, as well as deprives, us of many of the wonderful blessings and truths about His word and the Kingdom of God, that He wants to give and reveal to us.  What will follow this paragraph will be in reference to this blindness and being a forgetful hearer.
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 3.   According as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
In this verse, God says, he has given to us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, as a result of our having given our life to Christ.  God has given us every provision, promise, and principle necessary, for us, to be 100% victorious over the sinful and carnal nature of the flesh, when the same Holy Spirit that dwelt in Jesus also dwells in us, to give us the same power, and ability, to overcome sin in our flesh.  Therefore, when we stand before the Judgment seat of Christ we will not have any excuse acceptable for having sinned. (Romans 6:11-16, 8:11)
4.  Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
Notice that in this verse he said, that by virtue of these promises we "might" be partakers of the divine nature.  The Lord has shown me that those who totally obey His every desire and expectation will be partakers of the divine nature, and have every right for all the promises to be fulfilled in their life, because we have escaped the corruption that is in the world, which through the lust of the flesh we would be partakers of.  When we do not totally obey God, we not only partake of the corruption that is in the world through lust, but fall into the category of the "might be."
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5.  And besides this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;
6.  And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;
7.  And to godliness brotherly kindness; and brotherly kindness charity.
All these fruits were accomplished in and through Jesus Christ to perfection.  Therefore, having been left an exhortation to follow in his steps, He who knew no sin (1 Peter 2:21-22), we are to obey God to the same extreme.  When we obey God in all things, we will be walking in the light as God is in the light, having fellowship with Him.  This place of fellowship with God is walking in heavenly places, and because of our total obedience to Him, the Lord will become totally one with us.  When the Father dwells in us, as He did in Jesus, all these fruits will be manifested in and through our life, also to perfection.  When we consider the power and glory of God that would be manifested in and through our life to the world and for the brethren, the reason for an exhortation to total obedience to God's desires and expectations becomes very clear.
8.  For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Not only does the power and glory of God manifest Himself, in and through our life, because of the unity we would have with the Father, but as a result of our total obedience to His will alone, we will also have total access to the infinite abundance of His knowledge and wisdom.  Not only do we have access to these truths, but also as a result of our deep fellowship and friendship with the Father, He is continually flooding our spiritual minds with these otherwise hidden riches, pearls, and mysteries of God.  (John 15:14-15)
9.  But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.
The very action that causes us to miss God's wonderful and glorious truths, causing us to be blind, and not able to see afar off, is disobedience.  Disobedience follows as a result of becoming "forgetful hearers" of the very work that God began, in our heart, when we repented of our sins, to yield our entire life to Christ, God's leadership and dominion.  As the word says, "...hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins." 
When I say, "the very work began", I mean the fire, the compelling drive, the enthusiastic zeal to do God's will and not our own.  The problem with the majority of Saints today, is they have lost their zeal and left their first love, which motivated them to obey God, and Him only.  We forget so easily, and God's cry to the church today is, "Repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand"; "Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. (Revelation 2:5)
10.  Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:
11.  For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

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My FaceBook Timeline https://www.facebook.com/samuelsiders; 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), “Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” Jude 3, “Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.”
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As is normal there are more than a few Topics of Discussion I participate in, but I can only share a few here. One of the references Muslims like to …misuse… is John 1:19-21; this reference has three questions asked John the Baptist, is he Elijah, the Christ, or that Prophet. With my first experience, the Lord made clear to me the meaning of “Christ.” Muslims are taught “that Prophet” is referring to Muhammad who is the fulfillment of Moses’ prophecy in Deuteronomy 18:18.
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The Apostles taught Jesus is the fulfillment of the Prophecy as written in Acts 3:19-26. With this knowledge who is “the Christ” written in John 1:20 that John denied being. Christos (Messiah) is Greek for the Hebrew word Moshiach (Messiah); what fellows is the response I posted for a Muslims:
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“PSO … the word "Christ" in John 1:19-21 is not talking about Jesus; it is talking about the CONQUEROR/King most Israelis were being taught the MESSIAH would be to deliver them from their oppressors. According to Isaiah 53:12 the Messiah would die for the sins of the people FIRST, not conqueror their enemies and oppressors. Jesus will conqueror their enemies and oppressors when He comes the SECOND time, and why the Apostles quoted Zechariah 9:9 and 12:10 for Jesus. "That Prophet" is in reference to Deuteronomy 18:18 who the Apostles taught JESUS IS HE Acts 3:19-26. Unless you repent ...v19: "repent you therefore" ... of your sins to receive Jesus as Lord and Savior you will have NO HOPE of escaping the Judgment of the Lake of Fire ...v23: "every soul, which sill not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people" ... where Mohammad, who IS NOT that prophet, will be waiting for you for refusing to repent and rejecting Jesus as Lord and Savior of his life.”
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On last Sunday’s blog page I posted “…therefore there is a reconciliation for inheritance of Deity with Jesus already being Deity in His preexistence, it had to have been taken from Him and given back when the “celestial change” happened; the One God became two, known as the Father and the Son.” Having put this conclusion on many of the Facebook Forums, I participate in, no one gave a better conclusion, and on my blog page I wrote “I can live with that, UNTIL God gives me more.”  Having reassessed the conclusion, since last Sunday, here is what I now embrace. My using the 600 BC Origin of the word “logos” (verbiage) and its 200 BC etymological evolution into (verbiage AND sentient gods) like Apostle John used to teach the Father and the Son were not two sentients (John 1:1-14)…until… Jesus’ physical body was created in Mary’s womb, of which I share a “celestial change” happened, the ONE True God became TWO, who we know as the Father and the Son, with their OWN personal identities, and dwelt in the physical body together, called the Hypostatic Union.  
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I no longer embrace this before conclusion about Jesus’ Deity: “it had to have been taken from Him and given back when the “celestial change” happened.” Jesus “inherited” the Deity that was already His having been in the bosom of the ONE True God (John 1:18) BEFORE the “celestial change” happened; when the ONE God became BOTH the Father and Son, TWO. Jesus’ personal spirit/soul is the manifestation of God’s Deity (Colossians 2:9) encapsulated in a physical body who God’s calls “God” (1 Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 1:4-9) and the “ONLY Begotten Son of God” (John 3:16) “monogenes.” The Son is not the Father, because the Son has His OWN personal identity as a result of having His OWN spirit/soul.
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Jesus’ personal spirit/soul was already Deity when the ONE God separated Jesus’ “spirit/soul” from Himself, it is because of this separation, what was already His is called an inheritance, and put it in the physical body God named Jesus and calls His ONLY Begotten Son. The body is totally human, but the spirit/soul is the manifestation of God’s Deity to His Son “monogenes.” God did not have to inseminate Mary to give Jesus the inheritance that was already His.
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I have been sharing for a long time that Jesus’ spirit/soul is Deity but His human body is TOTALLY human like we have, with similar limitations like ours, so He could die as God’s sacrifice for our sins to be forgiven and the hope of eternal life. Jesus let us know God did the same thing with His personal Spirit (Holy Spirit … Matthew 10:20 and John 14:26) who also functioned as the “Spirit –OF- the LORD” before the physical body of Jesus was created in Mary’s womb. The Father Son and Holy Spirit are the “manifestation” God’s Deity with “functions and purposes” and as a result, “identities” of their own.   
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I am always astonished that when I share, what I accept as God Given “additional” revelation, of the Trinity Theology I embrace and Jesus’ Deity, how many who profess to be Trinitarians struggle to comprehend what I share with them, to the point, rather than trying to comprehend what I perceive is fact, choose rather to block me from a discussion or the Forum I am participating in. My passion to teach new revelation, God gives me, creates disappointment for me when they do; because what is so simple to me is a mountain of a stumbling block for them when it should not be, but I know we are all on different levels of comprehension, for that reason some will resist me and make false accusations, while others twist and pervert what I share to mean something different than what I wrote. Nonetheless, so is the burden that comes with what God has called me to do; i.e. Apologetics.
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Samuel Siders   9/17/2017 [Go deep in your relationship with God not shallow]