Luke 14:26-27 And The Remnant.
Luke 14:26-27: And The Remnant.
"If anyone comes to ME, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be MY Disciple. "Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after ME cannot be MY Disciple... Luke 14:26-27.
How Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in The Law Of The LORD, And in HIS Law he meditates day and night. And he will be like a tree planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season, And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers.
The wicked are not so, but they are like chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in The Judgement, Nor sinners in the assembly of the Righteous. For The LORD Knows The Way Of The Righteous, But the way of the wicked will perish.
Why are the nations in an uproar, And the peoples devising a vain thing? The kings of the earth take their stand, And the rulers take counsel together Against The LORD and against HIS ANOINTED ( MESSIAH ):
"Let us tear their fetters apart, And cast away their cords from us!"
HE WHO Is Enthroned In The Heavens Laughs, The LORD Scoffs At them. Then HE Will Speak To them In HIS Anger And terrify them In HIS Fury:
"But As For ME, I Have Installed MY KING Upon Zion, MY Holy Mountain."
"I Will Surely Tell Of The Decree Of The LORD: HE Said To ME, 'THOU Art MY SON, Today I Have Begotten THEE. 'Ask Of ME, And I Will Surely Give the nations As THINE Inheritance, And the ends of the earth As THY Possession. 'THOU Shalt Break ( Rule ) them With A Rod Of Iron, THOU Shalt Shatter them like earthenware.' "
Now therefore, O kings, show discernment; Take warning, O judges ( leaders ) of the earth. Worship The LORD with reverence, And rejoice with trembling. Do homage to The SON, lest HE Become Angry, and you perish the way, For HIS Wrath May Soon ( Quickly, Suddenly, Easily ) Be Kindled.
How Blessed are all who take refuge In HIM! Psalm 1:1 - 2:12.
..."Behold, I AM Coming Quickly, And MY Reward With ME, To Render To every man according to what he has done. "I AM The ALPHA And The OMEGA, The FIRST And The LAST, The BEGINNING And The END." Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have The Right to The Tree Of Life, and may enter by The Gates Into The City. Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying.
"I, JESUS, Have Sent MY angel to Testify to you these things for The Churches. I AM The Root And The Offspring Of David, The BRIGHT MORNING STAR."
And The SPIRIT and The Bride Say, "Come." And let the one who hears say, "Come." And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take The Water Of Life without cost.
I testify to everyone who hears The Words Of The Prophecy Of This Book: if anyone adds to Them, GOD Shall Add To him the plagues ( wounds, calamity, heavy afflictions ) Which Are Written In This Book; and if anyone takes away from The Words Of The Book Of This Prophecy, GOD Shall Take Away his part from The Tree Of Life And From The Holy City, Which Are Written In This Book.
HE WHO Testifies To These Things Says, "Yes, I AM Coming Quickly." Amen. Come, LORD JESUS.
The Grace Of The LORD JESUS be with all the Saints. Amen. Revelation 22:12-21.
A fearful thing to come for all who live and do not know GOD, never coming to The Knowledge Of The Truth, to know The Only True GOD And JESUS CHRIST WHOM HE Sent. But Grace To those who do, HIS Saints through The faith. And how are we told in how it is that we who call on The Name Of The LORD ought to conduct ourselves in this life? This being of the ones who know The Only True GOD And JESUS CHRIST WHOM HE Sent; to know GOD through JESUS CHRIST, Conformed To HIS Image; for this is what it means.
Therefore, gird your minds for action, keep sober ( be discreet, keep watch ) fix your Hope completely on The Grace To Be Brought To you At The Revelation Of JESUS CHRIST. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts in your ignorance, but like The HOLY ONE WHO Called you, be Holy yourselves ( 1 Corinthians 11:1, Ephesians 5:1-2 ) also in all behaviour; because It Is Written, "You shall be Holy, for I AM HOLY." ( This is A Commandment, not a condition which is automatically ascribed to one and maintained regardless of their conduct; Matthew 4:4 ) And if you address as FATHER The ONE WHO Impartially Judges according to each man's work ( Romans 2:6-11 ), conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay ( sojourning; this life ); knowing ( perceiving, understanding, in the full knowledge ) that you were not Redeemed with perishable things like gold or silver from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but With Precious Blood, As Of A Lamb Unblemished And Spotless, Of CHRIST. For HE Was Foreknown before The Foundation Of the world, but Has Appeared in these last times for the sake of you who Through HIM ( faith in HIM; believing in HIM; living to GOD Through HIM ) are believers in GOD, WHO Raised HIM From the dead And Gave HIM Glory ( John 17:5 ), so that your faith and Hope are In GOD ( John 17:22-23 )... 1 Peter 1:13-21.
In the fear of GOD: with reverence and awe. Hearing all HE Says, living to HIM; abiding In HIM, and HE in us; diligently keeping watch, and your hope ( Hope; Colossians 1:26-29 ) being entirely on The Grace in which you now stand through The faith, and which will Be Brought To you ( Culminating ) At The Revelation Of JESUS CHRIST; that we may be Saints indeed.
Grace is only realised, is only Given through faith: The faith. And The faith is being that Of GOD; All HE Says because HE Alone Gives. It is nothing of what man may deem as being acceptable conduct in matters Pertaining to GOD; but Of How GOD Says Is The Way In The Truth That Leads To Life. This Is HIS Gift, that we may be Righteous In HIS Sight; JESUS CHRIST through faith in HIM Alone. HE WHOM we, that is, every living soul, has been Predestined to be Conformed To The Image Of since before The Foundation Of the world.
...For whom HE Foreknew ( Acts 17:24-31 ), HE Also Predestined Conformed To The Image Of HIS SON, that HE might be The First-Born ( The Beginning; The Author And Perfecter Of faith;The New Covenant; Acts 5:31 ) among many Brethren; and whom HE Predestined ( To Be Conformed To The Image Of HIS SON ), these HE Also Called ( HE Has Invited the world Through The Gospel ); and whom HE Called, these HE Also Justified ( Romans 3:21-26 ); and whom HE Justified, these HE Also Glorified ( John 17:16-26, Colossians 1:26-27, Philippians 3:17 - 4:1 ). Romans 8:29-30.
"Be dressed in readiness, and your lamps alight. "And be like men who are waiting for their master when he returns from the wedding feast, so that they may immediately open to him when he comes and knocks. "Blessed are those slaves whom the master shall find on the alert when he comes; truly I Say To you, that he will gird himself to serve and have them recline and will come up and wait on them. "Whether he comes in the second watch, or even in the third, and finds so, Blessed are those. "And be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have allowed his house to be broken into. "You too be ready; for The SON Of Man Is Coming at an hour that you do not expect." Luke 12:35-40.
This is Spoken to us all, no exceptions. It is a warning of staying alert ( in The faith ), whether The MASTER Returns at whatever Time it is HE Returns, HE Will Return. HE Is Coming. And only those who abided In HIM, and HE In them, ( those who stayed alert ), when HE Returns, these are the Blessed.
"The thief comes only to steal, and kill, and destroy; I Came that they might have Life, and might have Abundantly. "I AM The Good SHEPHERD; The Good SHEPHERD Lays Down HIS Life For the sheep. John 10:10-11.
...For i am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other Created thing, shall be able to separate us from The Love Of GOD, Which Is In CHRIST JESUS our LORD. Romans 8:38-39.
What then? If there is nothing, no Created thing that shall be able to separate us from The Love Of GOD, how can the thief come to steal, and kill, and destroy?
The answer is by not living by faith, living apart from faith; The faith. Nothing can separate us from The Love Of GOD, Which Is In CHRIST JESUS our LORD. In HIM; abiding In HIM, and HE In us. We do not live In The Love Of GOD when estranged from The Truth: JESUS CHRIST. If i have a house i am only in the house when i am in the house. If a thief comes whilst i am in my house, i will prevent him from taking what is mine. If i am outside, away from my house and the thief comes, i am powerless to stop him and i lose my possessions.
"MY sheep hear MY Voice, and I Know them, and they follow ME; and I Give Eternal Life To them, and they shall never perish; and no one shall snatch them out of MY Hand. "What MY FATHER Has Given ME Is Greater than all; and no one is able to snatch out of The FATHER'S Hand. "I And The FATHER Are ONE." John 10:27-30.
The sheep who hears HIS Voice is the one who obeys and keeps HIS Commandments, the one who desires, from his heart to do so, because he loves HIM with The Love only GOD Can Give, so that he may indeed love HIM with a Love incorruptable. These are the ones, the sheep of HIS Pasture, who follow HIM; and To these HE Gives Eternal Life. These shall never perish; it is impossible for anything, any one, in all Creation, to snatch them from out of The Hand Of GOD.
Many believe that this Scripture, John 10:27-30, The Word's Of our Great GOD And Saviour, Which fell from HIS Lips In The Days Of HIS Flesh, are what speak of being that it is impossible for one to forfeit Salvation. But these are The Word's Of GOD that Speak Of those who shall be with HIM Forever, just as was Shown To the Apostle John; The Called And Chosen And faithful,
These will wage war against The LAMB, and The LAMB Will Overcome them, because HE Is LORD Of Lords And KING Of Kings, and those who are with HIM, Called And Chosen And faithful." Revelation 17:14.
"Many are Called, but few are Chosen." Matthew 22:14. Make sure that you're dressed in readiness, that you wear wedding clothes;
"Let us rejoice and be glad and give The Glory To HIM, for The Marriage Of The LAMB Has Come and HIS Bride has made Herself ready." And It Was Given To Her to Clothe Herself in fine linen, bright clean; for the fine linen is The Righteous acts of the Saints. And he said to me, "Write, 'Blessed are those who are invited ( Called: bearing HIS Name ) to The Marriage Supper Of The LAMB.' " And he said to me, "These Are True Words Of GOD." Revelation 19:7-9.
But GOD Gives repentance; This is Of HIS Manifold Grace. And Grace is only Given through The faith! GOD cannot Give repentance to the one who lives apart from The faith, because to live apart from The Truth is to live apart from JESUS HIS SON; The Gift Of faith. GOD Is Opposed to the proud, the arrogant, the one who lives by his own wisdom in what is truth ( a lie ). GOD Gives Grace To the humble. The one who lives apart from The faith and stiffens his neck brings calamity upon his own head. This one; the one who was Bought By The MASTER, Purchased With HIS Own Blood, and yet denies HIM, who turns away from HIM, this one is a thief and a robber because he has taken that which no longer belongs to himself,
Or do you not know that your body is A Temple Of The HOLY SPIRIT WHO Is in you, WHO you Have From GOD, that you are not your own? For you have been Bought With A Price: therefore Glorify GOD in your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20.
"Let your Light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and Glorify your FATHER WHO Is In Heaven." Matthew 5:16. Impossible whilst living apart from The LORD JESUS CHRIST; abiding In HIM, and HE In you.
"I AM The True Vine, And MY FATHER Is The Vinedresser. "Every branch in ME that does not bear Fruit, HE Takes Away; and every branch that bears Fruit, HE Prunes it ( Cleanses from defilement ), that it may bear more Fruit. "You are already clean because of The Word Which I Have Spoken To you. "Abide In ME, and I In you. As ( just as ) the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither you, unless you abide In ME. "I AM The Vine, you are the branches; he who abides In ME, and I In him, he bears much Fruit; for apart from ME you can do nothing... John 15:1-5.
Many will preach this misguided belief of 'Once Saved always Saved, regardless of conduct', that a gift is a gift, it cannot be earned, and GOD will not take it away from you because GOD will not make a promise and then not fulfill it, you cannot be separated from The Love Of GOD.
This is believing a lie which truly contradicts Scripture, ignoring the many warnings Spoken within The Infallible Word. And such belief is believed, Scriptures twisted, miss-applied and ignored, merely for the purpose of living how one wants to live; in disobedience to The WORD, so that one will not carry his cross daily. This is much more an easier way of living than to live Conformed To The Image Of JESUS CHRIST, but there is eternal consequence for seeking to have ones ears tickled that one may live in accordance with ones own desires. To take up their cross daily, this means dying to sin so that one may live to Righteousness; this means to walk In HIM; this means being Built Up In HIM, established by their faith.
I solemnly charge in The Presence Of GOD And Of CHRIST JESUS, WHO Is To Judge the living and the dead, and By HIS Appearing And HIS Kingdom: preach The Word; be ready in season out of season ( at all times ); reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction. For the time will come when they will not endure ( hold up to bear, suffer ) Sound Doctrine; but to have their ears tickled ( desire what they themselves want to believe ), they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires; and will turn away their ears from The Truth, and will turn aside to myths ( falsehood )... 2 Timothy 4:1-4.
We are told, The HOLY SPIRIT Explicitly Says that in the latter times some will fall away from The faith ( 1 Timothy 4:1-2 ), this is the apostasy, and here we are now.
Of this one, he had began to build ( how far he got before he turned away, GOD Alone Knows ), but he could not finish. The only one who may continue to completion is the one endures to the end, and no one of us knows when our soul shall be required of us. So it is to be mindful of how we walk; Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men, but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what The Will Of The LORD Is. Ephesians 5:15-17. This is the one who lives by faith in The SON Of GOD as truly means to live by faith in The SON Of GOD; HIS Disciple, because we are GOD'S Building, GOD'S ongoing Construction, GOD'S Workmanship, Created In CHRIST JESUS for good works, By Grace through faith.
How many will quote this verse, For i am confident of this very thing, that HE WHO Began A Good Work In you Will Perfect It Until The Day Of CHRIST JESUS. Philippians 1:6, and state this as being Scripture that determines that you cannot forfeit your Salvation?
Yet what do the preceeding verses Speak which lead to Paul writing In The SPIRIT what we have as verse 6? I thank my GOD in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all, in view of your participation in The Gospel from the first day until now... Paul prays with joy in his every prayer for them for their continued fellowship; their joint participation, their communion in The Gospel. And thus he is able to then write, this very thing, that HE WHO Began A Good Work In you Will Perfect It Until The Day Of CHRIST JESUS. He is not writing to those who do not stand in The Gospel as means to abide in The LORD JESUS CHRIST. This is not a letter to those who have strayed from The Will Of GOD. Just as he is able to continue to write, For it is only right for me to feel this way about you all, because i have you in my heart, since both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of The Gospel, you are all partakers of Grace with me. ( v7 ). Partakers of Grace through The faith only; The Gift Of GOD.
If one is given a gift, and the gift is not used, or is not used in the purpose for which it was given, then that gift is of no benefit to the one who has received it. Just as it is with GOD'S Gift Of The faith. The Gift is not Grace, The Gift Is The Gift Of Righteousness through The faith; It Is Given because Of Grace, By Grace. Do not let It lay idle ( Matthew 25:1-30 ).
By Grace you have been Saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, The Gift Of GOD; not as a result of works, that no one should boast. For we are HIS Workmanship, Created In CHRIST JESUS for good works, Which GOD Prepared Beforehand, that we should walk In Them. Ephesians 2:8-10.
O Timothy, guard what has been Entrusted To you, avoiding worldly empty chatter the opposing arguments of what is falsely called "knowledge" - which some have professed and thus gone astray from The faith. Grace be with you. 1 Timothy 6:20-21.
And again, Retain The Standard Of Sound Words Which you have heard from me, in The faith And Love Which Are In CHRIST JESUS. Guard, through The HOLY SPIRIT WHO Indwells us, The Treasure Which Has Been Entrusted To. 2 Timothy 1:13-14.
Grace Is with us, in The Sound Words Of The faith And Love Which Are In CHRIST JESUS our LORD ( The Gospel ), not apart from The Sound Words, because whatever is not of The Sound Words is not Of GOD ( it is another gospel which is not really another but a lie ), and so the believing of is not of The faith, and thus simply cannot be of The faith And Love Which Are In CHRIST JESUS. This Is The Treasure to guard. And how may we guard? Not by our own devices, but through The HOLY SPIRIT; HE WHO Will Guide us into All Truth; HE WHO Is Given By The Grace Of GOD through faith alone.
Now i make known to you, Brethren, The Gospel Which i preached to you, Which also you Received, in Which also you stand, By Which also you are Saved, if you hold fast The Word Which i preached to you, unless you believed in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:1-2.
As you therefore have Received CHRIST JESUS The LORD, walk In HIM, having been firmly Rooted being Built Up In HIM and Established By your faith, just as you were Instructed, overflowing with gratitude. See to it ( guard through The HOLY SPIRIT ) that no one takes you captive ( to be that you will be led away from The Truth, seduced ) through philosophy and empty deceit ( vain, empty handed, in being destitute of Spiritual wealth of one who will boast of faith as surpassing possession of faith, yet is without The Fruits of The faith and so empty, speaking of and to no purpose ), according to the elementary principles of the world ( the teachings of men ), rather than according ( godly ) In CHRIST... Colossians 2:6-8.
When Gentiles in the flesh ( before we were Saved ), we were at that time separate from CHRIST, excluded from The Commonwealth of Israel, strangers to The Covenants Of Promise, thus having no Hope ( because only CHRIST Is The Hope; our Hope ) and without GOD in the world ( Ephesians 2:11-12 ).
So if one strays from The faith, apart from repentance he is again separate from CHRIST, he has separated himself from CHRIST, from The faith, fallen from Grace, and with it The Hope Of Glory ( Colossians 1:26-28 ).
...Whoever denies The SON ( whoever contradicts, disavows, refuses, disregards, rejects The SON ) does not have The FATHER; the one who confesses The SON ( the one who does not deny, who agrees with, who lives in agreement with The Covenant in HIS Blood ) has The FATHER also. As for you, let that Abide In you Which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning Abides In you, you also will abide In The SON And In The FATHER. And This Is The Promise Which HE HIMSELF Made To us: Eternal Life. These things i have written to you concerning those who are trying to deceive you. 1 John 2:23-26.
"He who has MY Commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves ME; and he who loves ME Shall Be Loved By MY FATHER, And I Will Love him, And Will Disclose MYSELF To him." John 14:21.
Who then is the thief who comes to steal and to destroy?
The deceiver, the liar, the hypocrite, the one who has strayed and has not turned back, the one who has never known yet tempts by way of error through false teaching the one who believes in The LORD yet is weak in faith. Guard through The HOLY SPIRIT! Do not vainly believe any man whoever he says he is, and however he may be spoken of by however many may speak well of him. Only GOD Is True, and HIS Word holds not one contradiction. If what one believes holds a contradiction, then that one knows the fault is with them and their understanding. It cannot be of GOD.
...For if we go on sinning willfully after Receiving The Knowledge Of The Truth, there no longer remains A Sacrifice For sins, but a certain terrifying expectation of Judgement, and The Fury Which Will Consume the adversaries... Hebrews 10:26-27.
An adversary means one who opposes or attacks. Hence why the devil is called the adversary. GOD'S Fury, HIS Fiery Indignation; HIS Righteous Anger at what insults HIM, Will Devour all who have lived contrary to The Way. And these verses Written in Hebrews chapter ten are of those who have continued to sin, who will continue to sin ( with no repentance ) of their own accord, even after they had been 'Saved'. There is a difference between one who sins thus, and one who will stumble and sin from ignorance, from weakness, but will recognize when they do so and repent, confessing to GOD, asking for Forgivness, crying out to GOD to Change him. The sacrifices of GOD are a broken spirit; A broken and contrite heart, O GOD, THOU Wilt Not Despise. Psalm 51:17. Afterall, it is not an instant transformation that we are Conformed To The Image Of HIS Beloved SON, this being The Will Of GOD For us all; this is what we have all been Predestined for that we may share HIS Holiness. But it is The Washing Of Regeneration And Renewing By The HOLY SPIRIT WHOM HE Pours Out Upon us So Richly Through JESUS CHRIST our SAVIOUR ( Titus 3:4-8 ). In HIM, taking up our cross daily, not whilst living apart from HIM in stubborn willfull ignorance to The Truth; JESUS CHRIST.
Righteous Art THOU, O LORD, And Upright Are THY Judgements. THOU Hast Commanded THY Testimonies In Righteousness And Exceeding Faithfulness. My zeal has consumed me, Because my adversaries have forgotten THY Words. THY Word Is Very Pure, Therefore THY servant loves It. I am small and despised, i do not forget THY Precepts ( Rules of moral conduct; 2 Peter 1:5-11, Jeremiah 31:33-34, John 6:63 ) THY Righteousness Is And Everlasting Righteousness, And THY Law Is Truth. Trouble and anguish have come upon me; THY Commandments are my delight. THY Testimonies Are Righteous Forever; Give me Understanding that i may Live. Psalm 119:137-144. Amen.
...Anyone who has set aside The Law of Moses dies without Mercy on two or three witnesses... Hebrews 10:28.
The Law has not changed, The Law has not been altered in the slighteset ( Matthew 5:17-18 ). And The LORD JESUS Speaks The Law To HIS Disciples Written in Matthew 18:15-20 ( as HE Speaks The Law frequently throughout The Gospel to many when questioned of and asked certain things, that their conscience may either accuse or defend them ), in Matthew 18:16, Quoting from The Law when Speaking To HIS Disciples of what to do when a Brother sins. And the Apostle Paul, when before the high priest Written in Acts 23:1-5, spoke and corrected himself in accordance with The Law, even when he himself was treated contrary to It. Of course, in CHRIST JESUS we are not under Law but under Grace, and, as The Scriptures Speak, ...Do we then nullify The Law through faith? May it never be! On the contrary, we establish The Law. Romans 3:31.
In CHRIST JESUS, The Law is established, in that the requirements of The Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh, but According To The SPIRIT. For those who are according to the flesh ( those who live in the manner of the flesh ) set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are According To The SPIRIT, The Things Of The SPIRIT. For the mind set on the flesh is death ( you who live to the flesh will die; 8:12-14 ), but the mind set on The SPIRIT Is Life And Peace ( for against such things there is no Law; Galatians 5:22-24 ), because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward GOD; for it does not subject itself to The Law Of GOD, for it is not even able; and those who are in the flesh cannot please GOD... Romans 8:4-8.
And how to please GOD is By HIS Grace To us through The faith; And without faith it is impossible to please HIM, for he who comes to GOD must believe that HE Is, And that HE Is A Rewarder Of those who seek HIM. Hebrews 11:6, that we might live to GOD Through JESUS CHRIST; The LORD our Righteousness, imitators of HIM.
"If any man is thirsty, let him come to ME and Drink. "He who believes in ME ( Saving faith ), as The Scripture Said, 'From his innermost being shall flow Rivers Of Living Water.' " John 7:37b-38. The HOLY SPIRIT. That we may walk According To The SPIRIT and not according to the flesh; in sin.
Hence why The Scripture Speaking of those who have once been Enlightened and have tasted of The Heavenly Gift continues in Hebrews 10,
...How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot The SON Of GOD, and has regarded as unclean The Blood Of The Covenant By Which he was Sanctified, and has insulted The SPIRIT Of Grace? Hebrews 10:29.
Such a Powerful verse which makes plain what is being Spoken. The only way it can be denied is if it is ignored completely, or, through misguidance applied in meaning other than what is so clearly Stated, and thus being ignored. Even so, every Word Of GOD Is True, and nothing any man may do can change It. GOD does not change. HIS Desire is that we live in Holiness and Righteousness Of The Truth.
If, in The Old Covenant anyone disregarded, refused, slighted The Law of Moses in their living, by the true testimony of two or three, they died without Mercy in that sentence was passed and carried out, here, we are asked, how much more worse will punishment be and deserving, to the one who has spurned, treated with insulting neglect The LORD JESUS CHRIST, indeed, has thus in his living has overseen The Atoning Blood Of CHRIST By Which he was Sanctified, Consecrated, Cleansed, once Declared free from guilt of sins previously commited, as common, unclean, defiled, moreover has insulted, lived despiting, grieving, The HOLY SPIRIT Of Grace?
The Sanctification Spoken of here is as that of Which is Written in 2 Corinthians 5, Therefore if any man is In CHRIST, he is a New Creature; the old things passed away; behold, New Things Have Come. Now All Things Are From GOD, WHO Reconciled us To HIMSELF Through JESUS CHRIST, and Gave us The Ministry Of Reconciliation, Namely, that GOD Was In CHRIST Reconciling the world To HIMSELF, not counting their trespasses against them, and HE Has Commited To us The Word Of Reconciliation... 2 Corinthians 5:17-19.
When we first confess with our mouth JESUS As LORD, and believe in our heart, this is when we have first passed from death to Life, is it not? When we have been born again, fleshly to Spiritual, Baptized In The Name Of The FATHER And The SON And The HOLY SPIRIT. This is when we have become a New Creature, Created In CHRIST JESUS For good works, Which GOD Prepared Beforehand that we should walk In Them, that, HE HIMSELF Bore our sins In HIS Body on the cross, that we might die to sin and live to Righteousness; that since CHRIST Has Suffered Death in The Flesh, we too are told to, arm yourselves also with the same purpose, because he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for the lusts of men, but for The Will Of GOD. ( Ephesians 2:10, 1 Peter 2:24, 1 Peter 4:1-2 ).
This is what means to be Reconciled to GOD Through JESUS CHRIST. This Is The Word Of Reconciliation; The Gospel; The Good News Of Salvation through faith in The LORD JESUS CHRIST. In this race, run in such a way that you may win ( 1 Corinthians 9:24 - 10:13 )Through This alone is how GOD Has Reconciled us to HIMSELF. We cannot be Reconciled if we willfully continue in sin after Receiving The Knowledge Of The Truth. Examples of disobedience and the consequences are Given throughout The Holy Scriptures for us to take heed of.
...Therefore, we are ambassadors for CHRIST, as though GOD Were Entreating Through us; we beg you on behalf of CHRIST, be Reconciled to GOD. HE Made HIM WHO knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become The Righteousness Of GOD In HIM. And working together ( with one accord; Ephesians 4 ) we also urge you not to Receive The Grace Of GOD in vain - for HE Says, "At an Acceptable Time I Listened To you, And On The Day Of Salvation I Helped you"; behold, now Is "The Acceptable Time," behold, now Is "The Day Of Salvation" - giving no cause for offence in anything, in order that The Ministry be not discredited, but in everything commending ourselves as servants Of GOD ( 2 Corinthians 10:17-18 ), in much endurance, in afflictions, in hardships, in distresses, in beatings, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in sleeplessness, in hunger, in Purity, in Knowledge, in Patience, in Kindness, In The HOLY SPIRIT, In Genuine Love, In The Word Of Truth, In The Power Of GOD; By The Weapons Of Righteousness for the right hand and the left, by Glory and dishonour, by evil report and good report; regarded as deceivers and yet true; as unknown yet well-known, as dying yet behold, we Live; as punished yet not put to death, as sorrowful yet always rejoicing, as poor yet making many Rich, as having nothing yet Possessing All Things. 2 Corinthians 5:20 - 6:10.
"If anyone comes to ME, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be MY Disciple. "Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after ME cannot be MY Disciple... Luke 14:26-27.
Throughout all time and Recorded In The Holy Scriptures we are told of a remnant that are Saved. From Genesis 7 onwards to GOD'S Dealings with Israel. Why should any suppose it is to be different now? Those who obey The SON have Eternal Life ( John 3:36 ). Those who keep HIS Commandments are those who love HIM ( John 14:15 ). Those who love GOD are known By HIM ( 1 Corinthians 8:2-3 ). Throughout time GOD Spoke Through HIS Prophets, and the majority refused to hear. Only the minority heard. No one can deny this, it is Written throughout The Holy Scriptures. Only the minority heard. Do not follow the majority, but always, always, follow GOD.
GOD Desires that none perish, that all come to repentance and The Knowledge Of The Truth, ; until we all attain to The Unity Of The faith, and of The Knowledge Of The SON Of GOD, to a mature man, to The Measure Of The Stature Which Belongs To The Fulness Of CHRIST... Ephesians 4:13. CHRIST In you, The Hope Of Glory.
Why do you think The LORD Speaks as HE Does, Written in Luke 14:26-27? No where are we told to hate anyone.
This Is Speaking, the love we have in our flesh is not worthy of GOD. GOD Is worthy of so much more than we ourselves have in our flesh, by ourselves to give. Nothing good dwells in our flesh; Romans 7:18. We need GOD'S Love Manifested In us, and we may have This, By Grace through faith. Conformed To The Image Of JESUS CHRIST can only be, can only Come by self wanting this, desiring this. Delight yourself in The LORD; and HE Will Give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to The LORD, Trust also In HIM, And HE Will Do It. And HE Will Bring Forth your Righteousness as The Light, And your judgement as the noonday. Rest In The LORD and wait patiently for HIM;...Psalm 37:4-7a ( Psalm 46:10-11 ).
Then we will live to GOD, just as The LORD JESUS CHRIST In The Days Of HIS Flesh; doing The Will Of The FATHER. This we can only do if we know HIM, By Grace through faith; The faith.
'The faith' Saves. And 'a faith' believes what it wants to believe and pledges its allegiance to it and lives to that. 'The faith' seeks to know The Only True GOD, And JESUS CHRIST WHOM HE Sent. To know GOD, indeed, Conformed To The Image Of HIS SON. By This The Love Of GOD Is Manifested In us,
...By This The Love Of GOD Was Manifested In us, that GOD Has Sent HIS Only Begotten SON Into the world so that we might Live Through HIM. In This Is Love, not that we loved GOD, But That HE Loved us And Sent HIS SON The Propitiation for our sins... 1 John 4:9-10. ...The one who believes in The SON Of GOD ( the one who has Saving faith in JESUS ) Has The Witness In himself ( will Have HIS Witness in himself; Matthew 5:16, John 14:21-27, Romans 8:29 ); the one who does not believe GOD has made HIM a liar, because he has not believed in The Witness That GOD Has Borne Concerning HIS SON. And The Witness Is This, that GOD Has Given us Eternal Life, and This Life Is In HIS SON. He who has The SON Has The Life; he who does not have The SON Of GOD does not have The Life. These things i have written to you who believe in The Name Of The SON Of GOD, in order that you may know you have Eternal Life... 1 John 5:10-13.
Take up our cross daily; die to the deeds of the flesh. Guard through The HOLY SPIRIT this Treasure Which Has Been Entrusted To you, Given By GOD. And through HIM, In HIM, And By HIM Alone will we not stumble to be lost, not be deceived, and lose What Has Been Promised To those who love GOD, Called, not according to what we will purpose to do, but According To HIS Purpose; Eternal Life. Our own ways is the way of death.
But you, Beloved, ought to remember The Words that were spoken beforehand by the Apostles Of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, that they were saying to you, "In the last time there shall be mockers, following after their own ungodly lusts." These are the ones who cause divisions, worldly-minded, devoid of The SPIRIT. But you, Beloved, building yourselves up on your most Holy faith; praying In The HOLY SPIRIT; keep yourselves in The Love Of GOD, waiting anxiously for The Mercy Of our LORD JESUS CHRIST To Eternal Life. And have mercy on some, who are doubting; save others, snatching out of The Fire; and on some have mercy with fear, hating even the garment polluted by the flesh.
Now to HIM WHO Is Able To Keep you from stumbling, and To Make you stand In The Presence Of HIS Glory blameless with great joy, to The Only GOD our SAVIOUR, through JESUS CHRIST our LORD, Glory, Majesty, Dominion And Authority, before all time and now and Forever. Amen. Jude:17-25.
...But may it never be that i should boast, except in The Cross Of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, Through Which the world has been crucified to me, and i to the world... ...And those who will walk by This Rule, Peace And Mercy Upon them, and Upon the Israel Of GOD. Galatians 6:14 & v16.