To All Professing Christians.
To All Professing Christians
..."The Kingdom Of Heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field; and this is smaller than all seeds, but when it is full grown, it is larger than the garden plants, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches." Matthew 13:31-32.
The sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were sons of Belial, that is, worthless, sons of destruction, evil, ungodly men: they did not know The LORD in that they did not follow HIM and what was Ordained By GOD for the priests to adhere to. Instead they followed after their own ungodly lusts . The Holy Scriptures Say that this is so ( 1 Samuel 2 ).
In this chapter we are told that a man Of GOD came to Eli and GOD Spoke through this man to Eli with accusation in Judgement. Eli, even knowing of his sons unfaithfulness honoured his sons above honouring GOD in upholding what was The Divine Commandment Given ( v 29 ).
In verse 30 we are told that what GOD HIMSELF Had Spoken regarding Eli's house walking before HIM forever, but because of their unfaithfulness, GOD was now Saying that it would no longer be so; 'Far be it from ME-', and the reason why, for those who honour ME I Will Honour, and those who despise ME Will Be Lightly Esteemed.
Those who honour GOD will be Rich In GOD indeed. Those who will hold GOD'S Ways in a contemptable manner, who will carry out GOD'S Way in an unworthy manner, to deem what Is Of GOD unworthy of notice in forsaking The Way In Truth, shall be, before GOD, of little account and ultimately apart from repentance, accursed children; devoted to destruction.
It is not what we are in the eyes of men nor that we may seek to be highly esteemed before men that is of any account, but all we do in full view of GOD'S Eyes that will deem whether we are walking rightly before HIM. Our hearts. ...There is ONE Lawgiver And Judge, The ONE WHO Is Able To Save Or Destroy;... ( James 4:11-12 ).
In GOD'S Eyes a hypocrite is the godless, the profane; characterized by irreverence or contempt for GOD'S Principles, a pretender, one who takes on an assumed character, an actor. And all hypocrites shall be Assigned a place with the unbelievers.
As being Of CHRIST, if i seek the approval of men and to please men rather than GOD, then i am most certainly in error ( Matthew 23:1-12, Galatians 1:10-12 ) .
In CHRIST JESUS, if i show partiality to one above another then i am most certainly in error. There is no partiality With GOD. Romans 2:11.
In The LORD, if i speak gracious and loving words to one ( understanding that such words can also be for the purpose of correction, for discipline is often sorrowful; Hebrews 12:5-15 ) and yet i will revile and reject another For whom CHRIST also Suffered and Died ( which means all souls ), then i am most certainly in error. For he who hates his Brother is a murderer, and no murderer has Eternal Life abiding in him, and we know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the Brethren. ( 1 John 3:14-16 ).
In GOD my SAVIOUR if i teach heresies, which if held fast to shall become apostasy; falling away from The faith , and when shown my error by another from The GOD Breathed Word Which cannot possibly hold different meanings or understandings, yet even then will i stubbornly refuse to forsake a teaching that is not Of GOD and which will undoubtedly promote disunion in The Body; HIS Church ( 1 Timothy 6:3-6 ), then i am most certainly in error ( 2 Peter 1:20-21, 2 Peter 3:14-18 ).
If In HIS Glorious Name i am selfishly ambitious, then i am most certainly in error ( Romans 2:1-11, Philippians 2:1-5, James 4:1-10 ).
If i know all these things, and i refuse to repent, and yet carry on in The Name Of a Christian, then i am a liar, and a hypocrite, and i am most certainly in error. "He who believes in The SON has Eternal Life; but he who does not obey The SON shall not see Life, but The Wrath Of GOD Abides On him." John 3:36.
If i do not know these things and then am made aware that i practice what is not Of GOD, then i must also know to be aware that i am under obligation to GOD to die to the flesh by putting to death the deeds of the body By The HOLY SPIRIT, as i have been Bought With The Greatest Price; GOD'S Own Blood, and i am not my own anymore. And if i determine to take to keep that which no longer belongs to me and still seek it for myself, then i am a thief and a robber, and a hypocrite.
The Glorious Gospel Of The Blessed GOD Is repentance for the Forgivness of sins In The Name Of JESUS CHRIST. The SON Of GOD Gave HIS Life As A Ransom; Redemption Through HIS Blood. It is that when we are in union with MESSIAH JESUS that we have this Redemption through HIS Blood; The Forgivness of our sins, according to The Riches Of GOD'S Grace ( Ephesians 1 ). It is not and can never be that we can obtain this through disunion, living and understanding according to the flesh.
Apart from repentance there can be no Forgivness of sin. 'For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I Have Given It To you on the altar to make Atonement For your souls; For It Is The Blood By Reason Of The Life That Makes Atonement.' Leviticus 17:11.
"Do you not know this from of old, From The Establishment of man on earth, That the triumphing of the wicked is short, And the joy of the godless ( the hypocrite ) momentary? "Though his loftiness reaches the heavens, And his head touches the clouds, He perishes forever like his refuse; Those who have seen him will say, 'Where is he?'... Job 20:4-7.
"May my enemy be as the wicked, And my opponent as the unjust. "For what is the hope of the ungodly ( the hypocrite ) when he is cut off, When GOD Requires his life ( soul )? "Will GOD Hear his cry, When distress comes upon him? 'Will he take delight in The ALMIGHTY, Will he call on GOD at all times? "I will instruct you in The Power Of GOD; What Is With The ALMIGHTY i will not conceal. "Behold, all of you have seen; Why then do you act foolishly? Job 27:7-12.
..."I will fetch my Knowledge From Afar, And i will ascribe Righteousness to my MAKER. "For truly my words are not false; One who is perfect in Knowledge is with you. "Behold, GOD Is Mighty but does not despise; Mighty In Strength Of Understanding. "HE does not Keep the wicked alive, But Gives Justice To the afflicted. "HE does not withdraw HIS Eyes From the Righteous; But with kings on the throne HE has seated them forever, and they are exalted. "And if they are bound in fetters, And are caught in the cords of affliction, Then HE Declares To them their work And their transgressions, that they have magnified themselves. "And HE Opens their ear to Instruction, And Commands that they return from evil. "If they hear and serve, They shall end their days in prosperity, And their years in pleasures. "But if they do not hear, they shall perish by the sword, And they shall die without Knowledge. "But the godless in heart ( the hypocrites ) lay up anger; They do not cry for help when HE Binds them. Job 36:3-13.
The Kingdom Of Heaven is like a mustard seed which when fully grown becomes a tree. Not all that nest in its branches shall remain there. Examine everything, and consider. Never blindly accept the witness of men, for The Witness Of GOD Is Greater.
..."Not everyone who says to ME, 'LORD, LORD,' will enter The Kingdom Of Heaven; but he who does The Will Of MY FATHER WHO Is In Heaven. "Many will say to ME on that day, LORD, LORD, did we not Prophesy in YOUR Name, and in YOUR Name Cast Out demons, and in YOUR Name Perform many miracles?' "And then I Will Declare To them, 'I Never Knew you; Depart from ME, you who practice lawlessness.'
"Therefore everyone who hears these Words Of MINE, and acts upon Them, may be compared to a wise man, who built his house upon The Rock. "And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and burst against that house; and it did not fall, for it had been founded upon The Rock.
"And everyone who hears These Words Of MINE, and does not act upon them, will be like a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand. "And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and burst against that house; and it fell, and great was its fall." Matthew 7:21-27.