Sunday, May 20, 2018

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THE SEVEN CHURCHES OF ASIA /REVELATION 2 - 3
copyright November 2007
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CHAPTER  13 (2 of 2)
P H I L A D E L P H I A
And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. Revelation 3:7-13
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In the Old Testament God gave the prophet Zechariah a prophetic word about the Jews.  Without dispute this is a prophecy for the biological Jew, but the same attitude of God toward the spiritual Jew (Romans 2:29) is no different, as is His word to the Saints of Philadelphia, "...to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee."  The intent of God is to exalt them.
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Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.  Zechariah 8:23
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Rev 3:10 appears more to be a word of prophecy for the end time Christians, the statement "Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth."  The following two verses of text describe the patience and faith of Jesus and of the Saints.  Those Christians who were keeping their "garments" and "crown" in Asia Minor, and those Saints throughout the ages unto this day, in the midst of any adverse circumstance Satan and those influenced by him throw at them, held and do hold to the patience and faith of Jesus and of the Saints.  Those who choose to follow after worldliness and carnal pursuits, the destructive pleasures of sin, than to obey God, will have the wrath of God against them instead of His favor.
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And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindred, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If any man have an ear, let him hear.  He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity; he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.  Revelation 13:7-10
And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice. If any man  worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. Here is the patience of the saints; here are they that keep the commandments of God (obey), and the faith of Jesus.  
Revelation 14:9-12
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God's exhortation to the Struggler, "Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown." v.11.  His promise to those of us who overcome is a reserved spot in the presence of God and the New Jerusalem (pillar), a place of rest (go no more out), and the signet (the name) of God, Jesus, and the New Jerusalem upon them, that we are His. v.12
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Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it...For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.  Hebrews 4:1,10-11
The place of rest "...he shall go no more out:"v.12, is not only a promise reserved for eternity, but it is also an experience of "rest" that those who obey God's perfect will have all of the time, thus the exhortation of Hebrews 4:11, "Let us labor therefore to enter in that rest."  For even in adversity there is a peace, assurance, faith, and hope that prevails in our spirit that the world, and any demonic attack, cannot take from us, which is bound in the promises of God.  For, our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.
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That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.  
1 John 1:3
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The Lord when speaking to the Saints in the churches of Asia, which is also a statement to all Believers spanning the centuries to this day, speaks of our garment and crown, to hold fast and not to let them be taken.  In Matthew 22:2-14 Jesus gives a parable that ends with a statement of serious consequence, "Many are called, but few are chosen".  This parable Jesus directed toward the Religious leaders (Matthew 21:42-46).
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As we read Matthew 22:2-14, the parable encompasses more than the nation of Israel.  The "bad and good", speaks of those who believe among the Jews and the Gentile nations.  He is speaking to the Religious of His day as a man among men.  The "CHOSEN", are those who keep their garment and crown.  The "Friend", Jesus speaks of that did not have a wedding garment, are those who have forfeited their garment and crown.  They forfeited eternal life, by not complying with the dictates of God's "perfect will", to pursue Him with "ALL OF THEIR HEART".  Matthew 22:13 tells what is the judgment of God against those who do not comply, "... take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."  This judgment of God is against the Religious, the Hypocrite, and the Lukewarm.
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And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? 1 Peter 4:18
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The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them. But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy. Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen.  Matthew 22:2-14
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MyFaceBook 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 FaceBook can be found on my FaceBook Timeline spanning over eight 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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DEFENSE FOR THE “ARCHKO VOLUME” 
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The week began with more time spent trying to help William and a few others to comprehend Trinity Theology and Jesus being deity like Almighty God is. There came a point in which I had to end any more time with them since it became clear it was useless to continue. When people go “circular” with me too many times, and twist and pervert the responses I provide them to mean something different that is when a conversation needs to end, and leave them to God to sort out their mental blindness and confusion. 
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There are times when it is obvious many that I converse with are not on the level of revelation that God has placed me and until HE does for them what He has done for me, I need to leave conversing with them; for me that is difficult, because I have a passion to tell others what God reveals to me whether they can understand it or not. A prophesy was spoken over me years ago that I would experience what was simple for me would fall to the ground when shared with others because they were not able to receive it, but that would not always be the case. When sharing the deity of Jesus and Trinity Theology if always becomes necessary for me to share about the Logos Philosophy Apostle John used to teach Jesus is as eternal as Almighty God and deity through heredity because God is His Father. 
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Clearly, those who deny Trinity is taught in the Bible … totally … choose to ignore Father Son and Holy Spirit equal three; therefore a “Trinity” is taught in the Bible but how to interpret their relevance and relationship to each other biblically is where the division lays. But, to deny a Trinity exists makes them Liars, Deceivers, and Blasphemers against Jesus and what Almighty God says about Jesus being “God” also. It did not take long for me to come to the conclusion that a young woman name Ell was a Jehovah’s Witness and more than once I had shared John’s use of logos and monogenes, but she refuses to learn the JW conclusions are corrupt. 
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The last conversation I had with Ell is she having posted what the JW teaches about the Greek word ‘theos” and its many uses to be translated “God” or “god.” John 1:1c “the word was God” is a common topic for the JW to translate John 1:1c as “the word was a god.” Since the Greek word translated “a” is not in the verse the JW corrupt the verse to add the “a.” What follows is what I posted for Ell:
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“Ell O … I fully understand why elohiym and theos is translated God or god depending on the CONTEXT where the words are found; therefore you have wasted your time to quote what others have written. You also … need … to stop your false accusation that I teach Jesus is Almighty God. You continue to prove you are too elementary, because you do not know the Facts that I do. In reality you have not contradicted what I posted with your copy/paste retort. Col 1:15 and v18 agree with me (first resurrected), John 1:1 and Col 1:16-17 clearly tells you Almighty God created all things and the way He did this was when HE spoke HIS …first… words [logos].
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Jesus is deity though heredity because His Father is deity, and you keep proving you are too Veiled by Satan to Understand that. I know enough about the centuries of RCC history, and the “early church fathers” to know they did … NOT … all agree on doctrine and theology, and clearly both Justin Martyr and Augustine were not 100% percent FLAWLESS as well as the others and any today. Neither Catholic nor Reformation orthodoxy totally agree with the BBLE and explains why I do not totally agree with either related to doctrine and theology.
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Nicene trinity theology has additions that BIBLCAL trinity theology does not teach; therefore I do … not … teach Nicene Trinity. I interpret all of what you quoted differently than your false … JW CULT … does, and therefore differently than You. YOU have … wasted … your time to post what You did with the JW blind bias interpretations for a response to me. When Almighty God is mentioned in the New Testament “theos” does not always have the definite article “ho” with it; therefore your CULT teachers are a bunch of Liars, Deceivers, and Blasphemers against Jesus being deity like His Father, and even more since the indefinite Greek article for “a” is not found in John 1:1c, JW deceivers ADDED the “a” thereby corrupting the verse.
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In John 1:1c “the word was God,” is correctly translated using the 600 BC origin of the word “logos,” the statement is talking about Almighty God … not … Jesus; therefore to translated John 1:1c  as “the word was a god” is Satanic blasphemy. Hebrews 1:8-9 is Almighty God calling Jesus “God” not “a god,” even your JW NWT has these verses translated “God” … not … “god” for Jesus; therefore your false Cult cannot make up its mind if Jesus is “God” or “a god” when translating the NWT. The Greek in Hebrews 1:8-9 uses “ho theos” for BOTH Jesus AND Almighty God; therefore you and your Cult are as Totally Clueless like all other Blasphemers against God’s Son being deity like Almighty God and the many other references that teach Jesus is deity. “
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There were a few other topics for discussions that I posted answers but because this editorial is lengthy I will forgo sharing them here. You can view my Facebook Timeline for those responses to see what was shared, which includes references that proves giving Tithes and Offerings are taught in the New Testament contrary to those who deceive otherwise.
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Samuel Siders   5/20/2018 [Go deep in your relationship with God not shallow]