God ask we serve Him with our mind being intellect, body being actions or words and soul being heart. Today I am going to attempt to perform some HEART surgeries to affect your MINDS through your STOMACHS with the aim of giving you eternal life. The life for which we are called to labour in Heb 4:11. My scalper will be the WORD of God also taken from Hebrews 4:11 “Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. Heb 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
The intent of your heart shall be shown by your subsequent actions after today. Not to me; but to God through your behaviour to others. Not by your behaviour in words as those of Isa 29:13 but sincerity which God will perceive in your hearts. Isa 29:13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
Though I shall be referring to “you” throughout the presentation, do not think my words are only for you; but myself also. Since creation, man has been living according to precepts of men. Both in their religious and non religious lives. However, be it known, man has no authority in religious matters. They are mere servants and citizens of the two spiritual realms. Of God or the deceiver. Doing the commandments of God, understanding and following his scriptures makes you a servant of Him and citizen of His kingdom. Joh 8:34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. 1Jn 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. Rom 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? Rom 6:17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. Rom 6:18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
So to simplify the last scripture, today’s operation is to free you from foreign bodies in your mind and body. Cancerous doctrines you may have eaten and even liked because it tasted and sounded good or adverse personal characters you have. However, before it gets too late for you to realise your spiritual body has cancer I want to give you some self examining tests.
To make the operation by my tongue a bit less painful or the food I prescribe to be eaten a bit more palatable I am going to use three videos.
The first video is an interview of an apparent converted satanist or soldier of the devil. He explains how truly the devil comes to keep you from the plan of God by any means. 1Pe 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Just like a lie or deceit is opposite to the truth, so is the Messiah’s purpose opposite to the devil’s. Joh 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. Remember truth not comfort or popular belief sets us free of the devil’s soldiers. Seek truth at all cost and pain. There are a few things I want you to note from the interview; but two essential ones are what he says.
A) Baptism or accepting Christ only gets us into the game it does not save us as common Christianity teaches. Scriptures numerous times refer to it as a calling that leads to “shall be saved” if your name is not blotted out of the book of life by the time your judgement day comes. After being called, we then have to go on overcoming, enduring and changing to be successful in the battle for your soul.
B) Churches are teaching happy not free. Scripture says truth sets us free.
Comment on video:
- Paralyse you in the spiritual realm. Counter it by putting on the spirit or character of the Messiah.
- He talked in terms of neighbourhood; but also applies to your mind, heart and home as neighbourhood i.e. your offspring.
- He has PHD in methods of discrediting your faith. Making the Christ you serve a fantasy. Your Separation from truth like a lion and its prey, then nowhere or no one to run to because you have separated yourself from the truth. Truth of God that teaches you to do as Moses taught; but we chose to do and belief different. Wanting and expecting God to work through our lie rather than His truth.
- He breaks unity of congregations. Over the 8 or so years I started this study centre to reach and encourage people to learn truth by annual reading their bible from cover to cover the members have been divided on two former occasions. All because of separation from the truth. 1st one assistant teacher wanted to take people down the Jewish custom route with wearing of kippurs, pray shauls and facing the east. Then one who taught baptism is a saving rather than a calling and I myself upset some people when did a sermon on who gets the holy spirit and why. It differed from the Pentecostal teaching by scripturally showing it was only the apostles got the gift of tongues in Acts 11 also the prophecy of Joel 2:28 was to Israel not gentiles. The result of this division in teaching is many now nolonger keep the commandments of God. Either by joining a non holy days keeping congregation or not honouring the holy convocation command of God on His Sabbath days. So instead of a true church uniting and getting stronger as one body it is fragmenting into thousands of denominations. Because they do not want nourishing food as vegetables; but sweet food as music. Not commandments; but traditions. If all denominations debated and rightly divided the word of truth as it says in 2Ti 2:15 the deceiver will have no members and the kingdom of God will be proven to be within us. Instead, as in the day of Steven’s death, everyone closes their ears to each other as Steven and his teachings were condemned.
- The devil knows the false teachings or traditions you like or have accepted and that would cause you to struggle to change and uses the same as a gateway into your heart and mind to widen the gap and separation. That is why one of the teachings of God and His son is to love your enemies, go and make up, forgive seventy time seven etc. If you can sincerely adopt that character then love conquers the devil and cast out fear of rejection.
- Physical problem as one in marriage, at work etc can be sorted out if talked out. So devil prevents us talking it out. From listening, contacting etc. How did Paul convert people, by talking and reasoning. If talked out, gets sorted, you become happy and like God. Don’t talk, not sorted, remain unhappy on unsatisfied and eventually think the scriptures is a fantasy. People may conclude they chose the wrong partner, job or the devil created the problem when it is really down to them failing to talk and sort it out. You can either give opportunity to sort out problem to God or the devil. God’s opportunity is to follow His word.
Mat 5:24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. Mat 5:25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. The prison may not be a physical one; but one of remaining in your situation. Having an adversary rather than a friend. A hand against you rather than a future helping hand or opportunity to you or your family. Don’t come praying to God over and over when the scripture told you but you want another supernatural way.
- The devil knows your past, your habits, thinking pattern. If it is to never go back, put up a barrier, distance etc he will use that porthole. One sin can keep you away from God’s plan as with Adam and Eve. 1 situation is all it takes. Are you willing to totally submit to the behavioural commandments of God?
Dad gave son trainers for profitable purpose. What God has given us is to be used for His purposes not you pleasure unless they are one and same.
How do we show love? Not in words especially an auto response “love you too”. Actions speak louder than words and make a longer lasting impression. Adults remember when their parents sacrificed to take them here and there. What sacrifices are we making for God, to set an impression with Him. Yes we can come to these Sabbath meetings. Possibly the minimum as in it we get to rest, not cook and be preached to: but are these teachings making a difference in your mind, heart and actions? Can one say over the period you have been coming here they have noticed a positive change in your knowledge, life style, words and conduct? Are you a light brighter than non believers?
Did Messiah say to anyone during His ministry He loved them as we use the term? I did not find any scriptures. I found two scriptures of him making reference to loving them Joh 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. Joh 13:35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
Yet I do not think any of us are in any doubt he loved His disciples and those he taught by His empathy and actions.
So the clear point of the video was love is a verb we show love not say it. How can you say you love me and act the way you do. How can you say you love God and act the way you do to others? Expecting others to make the moves rather than you or worst still sending out vibes and signs you don’t want to receive any moves from them.
Yahshua gave directives about treatment of others and selflessness in many parables. One being in reference to visiting persons in prison, feeding the hungry, attending to the sick and naked. We may not be in a position to go to these people nor have the financial capacity to share; but what about the ones with whom you come into contact or speak to. Your words or treatment can be as valuable.
Mat 25:31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: Mat 25:32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
Mat 25:33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
Mat 25:34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
Will you be viewed as a sheep or goat?
3rd Video Hitchhiker.
Do you love God and Yahshua more than your own life? Will you let your life be His will and not yours? Really? If he said to jump will you say how high. If He said go back will you say yes. If he said become a priest or nun equivalent would you say yes send me God. If He said find that friend with whom you lost contact years ago and say sorry, plead for forgiveness etc would you put everything aside and start immediately. Maybe some people can say yes I will take a bullet for Christ. Because in a few seconds you are dead, the pain is quick and short lived; but what about turning the other cheek to be slapped by a brethren or family who you strongly feel did you wrong. Can you take another spit in the face, thought of being shamed or a whole list of things you hate almost like those people who go into the get me out of here jungle and endure their fears for the sake of fame, money etc. Are you as committed as them. It is easy to say yes; but the yes will be a yes when you mend the bridges you forgot about, dismissed etc.
Have you done all God asked of you to make yourself ready for death NOW?
God is not asking you to nor is He interested in you dying for Him. He had a better person die for Him than any human can match. Infact the person, His son, did not die for Him; but for you and He did that so you can live on earth in an abundant life and also inherit the promise of eternal life. He is not the God of the dead; but of the living. He wants you to live for HIM and not perish for the devil.
CHILDREN, you may as you grow up see adults who claim to be Christians yet are not living as the bible says they should. Do not go on what you see; but what you will read in the bible. You may also see claimed Christians not living and enjoying life as rich and happy as non Christians; but I can tell you I know many Christians who are very rich and happy. Follow the bible principles from your young age and you will also be rich and happy. Study hard to gain knowledge and a character that will get you a good job or business. Like putting coins in a piggybank. The earlier you start, longer you make deposits and more you deposit i.e twenty pence’s instead of pennies, the more you will be able to take out later.
The gun was empty of bullets. Abraham went through a similar test. He passed, the pastor in video failed. How will you fare? Are you only a show believer, reading the psalms, speaking and acting but not doing, then you are like the pastor whom the hitcher called a hypocrite. We can be a believer to receive from God; but not give our pride as He directs.
At work our boss or work colleague can say thinks we do not like. Annoy us etc yet we are back at work and participating in the running of the business with them for our remuneration. We are prepared to suffer or be humiliated for money; but not for God.
When we come to our judgement time and say Lord Lord will we be one of the ones or not. Will our names be in the book of life or blotted out for the second death? It is not a verbal answer but one of actions done on earth. You do not choose to whom on earth you give the actions. God does. He has chosen the ones to whom you do not want to give the actions. Mat 5:46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? Mat 5:47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Mat 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
4th and fifth Videos, Dancing in Church
This is what people like and for what they flock to church. Just like when Moses went up to speak with God in Ex 32:4, 17 and Arron told the Israelites the pagan ways of Egyptian worship of dancing and making noise was to Yahweh God. The first sermon, via Moses, God had with His people consisted of gathering them together and teaching them His law (Exodus 20). Subsequent sermons of Moses was again to gather the congregation and teach them the law. Prophets and kings did the same, i.e. when the found the lost book of the law. The first meeting the devil had with Israel when they left Egypt and Moses had gone up to see God (Ex 32) was not to teach them, but have them dancing and singing with noise. Maybe even chanting repetitive sounds (Mat 6:7). There are no scriptures of dancing in church; though persons use David's or Miriam's street dance as justification: but that is another study.
5th video, documentary on the Pentecostal movement, showed the denomination is only about 120 years old. Dancing and party type atmosphere is what draws people.
Rev 2:12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges; Rev 2:13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.
Rev 2:14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. Rev 2:15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. Rev 2:16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. Rev 2:17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
We may think this scripture is not for us’ but it is. We have the same faults. God knows where our heart dwells and even if we are kidding ourselves, we are not kidding him nor even some others who can see in us what we fail or deny seeing in ourselves. We may be dwelling in satans seat rather than the seat of Moses. In other words, we may be following the teachings of the deceiver rather than God’s as passed through Moses and Yahshua. We may hold fast to the name of Yahshua and not deny faith him in our prayers; but what about in our thoughts and actions to others? Yahshua and Paul summed up the faith as love to God and to brethren. Not simply keeping the Sabbath time and or reading our bible. If such reading is not changing our hearts and actions what use it? For your comfort and self righteousness?
Yahshua said the bread of life was His body. Many thought He spoke of cannibalism. In a sense the church is a cannibal. It takes us in as raw food, chews us up by breaking us down with teachings, getting rid of the waste and keeping any good nourishment that comes out of the process to strengthen it’s body. i.e. making us fit for purpose. The New Testament Church was a body of people that went around consuming people and changing them to keep the commandments of God and have faith in the Messiah. Have you been made fit for purpose bringing nourishment to the body of Christ?
Are the doctrines we are following of God via Moses teachings or satan’s through Balaam and such apparent ministers of righteousness as spoken of in 2Co 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 2Co 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Mat 16:11 How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees? Mat 16:12 Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees. Joh 8:47 He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. But of denomination or tradition.
Such denominations and preachers have put a stumbling block before seekers of God by getting them to mentally consume things sacrificed unto idols. And if a preacher of Moses teachings try to show them from the scriptures such things are not of the bible, they are shut down. Ears are closed backs are turned. Joh 5:47 But if ye believe not his writings (Yahshua speaking of Moses), how shall ye believe my words? As one video said, people are being taught happy not salvation or sin. Those congregations are growing while truth ones are closing. People want the spirit, dancing, music traditions of men. The congregation did not dance and carry on with loud music as churches today. Scriptures were opened, the leaders read and taught the people the law as Acts 15:21 says Act 15:21 For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every Sabbath day.
God and Yahshua says he hates holders of such doctrines and fight against them with the sword of His mouth. His word. Thus proof of all our behaviour should come from the word not customs, cultures nor traditions. Those who discern truth from tradition and follow truth gets the reward of a new name and entrance to God’s promised kingdom; not to forget blessings on this earth too.
You feel your life or faith is stagnant and God is not living up to His promises, it could be the result of your actions, mindset or lack of proper action. Abraham was asked to leave his comfort zone and world and venture out with the commandments he had and knew. Jacob could have wondered what was going on when his family were once rich then short off food. Joseph could have thought his life was over when sold into slavery and then put in prison for doing the right thing. I can give you many more examples of the righteous as Job in the bible. What sometimes looks like a miserable ending could be turned into a beautiful beginning if we succumb to obedience to God’s directives rather than doctrines or custom of men or even governments. Let go of your will and let God do His. Pray to have eyes that see the best in people, a heart that forgives the worst, a mind that forgets the bad and a soul that never loses faith in God. Joh 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. Renew your mindset, change the spirit that governs your actions.
Mat 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Bread being commandments of God that gives life. Commandments which include how to treat your neighbour in the same camp. I did sermon once What is needed for human salvation and in it I showed how every instruction of God is of personal benefit to us even those as regards treatment of others. Yahshua commended the servant in Luk 16:8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light. One lesson of that parable is if you cannot be nice in this world you won’t fit in the next. If you can’t make peace and happy persons in this world how will you make others happy in the next. Instead of you making it a peaceful paradise place you will make it one of stress and ill feelings as this world.
Mat 7:8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Mat 7:9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Mat 7:10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? Mat 7:11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? Mat 7:12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
Mat 26:25 Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I? He said unto him, Thou hast said. Mat 26:26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. Mat 26:27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; Mat 26:28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
Of what does bread consists. Its ingredients are what gives us the nourishment. We are what we eat. Of what ingredients did Yahshua’s body consists? Joh 7:16 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.
Mat 12:37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. I repeat, this is not limited to what you say; but also what you donot say. Nor is it limited to words only. When we fail to take the correct biblical action or treatment we are disobeying God and have not eaten his bread.
Joh 12:48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. Joh 12:49 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. Joh 12:50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.
Joh 15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Joh 6:33 For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world. Joh 6:50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. [Referring to the second death]. In both Yahshua’s and Paul’s teachings many hearers could not take the message and preferred to go back into the world or not belief it.
Can’t talk to Christians of different belief. They shy away from discussion, debate, correction, rebuke etc. All things which the bible advocates and gives precedents on the same. If Paul had listened and debated with the apostles and persons as Steven many lives could have been saved. The gospel spread quicker with more labourers. He would not have needed to be blinded etc. In Acts 15 when there was a disagreement, Paul went to Jerusalem to discuss. Persons in Beria listened and as a result got on the right track. Paul’s whole ministry and God’s plan was dependant on persons listening and debating to be persuaded by the scriptures. Today people are more afraid of being proven wrong than finding out the truth because that would mean changing or embarrassment. Pride goes before a fall and could be the biggest stumbling block to keep persons from promise of God. If do same in relationship it will fail.
Don’t take criticism personally or make assumptions. People may be trying to help you.
Mic 7:18 Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy.
1Pe 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
What are you doing for God. Who are you teaching, mentoring helping? Is your god’s religion one of self or others? Have you repented are you prepared to repent today i.e. change all your ways that are not of God? Will you make one trying to help you along that path your enemy or friend?
Gal 4:16 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?
Eph 4:25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another. Eph 5:9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
Gal 5:7 Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth? Many times we are our own enemies and hinderers. Pride or a porthole of state of heart which the devil uses against you.
Eph 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, We are sealed with the holy Spirit of promise only upon belief of the truth.
Eph 4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: Are you stagnant or regressing, grow up by putting on the manner of Christ rather than self or the world.
Eph 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
Deu 6:25 And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the LORD our God, as he hath commanded us. Psa 119:172 My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness. Luk 1:6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
I hope my food of the scriptures I served today leads to a successful heart operation. Time will tell by observation of any change in your actions, words and character. Let your attitude be one of gratitude.