Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Faithful Slave / Christ's Presence / "Yeast"

Addition to "Legal" Marriage / Who Judges?

Jesus once said, "Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, but give to God what belongs to God." (Matt.22:21)
Does authority over marriage belong to
Caesar (secular government), or God?
Jesus' words make the answer clear:
"Therefore what God  has joined together, let no one separate." (Mark10:9)
Marriage belongs to God,
and His authority over it, should be recognized, 
and given to Him.

According to God, when does marriage take place?
Is it when a couple gets a marriage license from the secular government?

Jesus told us what God considers a valid marriage. 
He said,
“Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.” (Matt.19:4,5,6)

Jesus tells us what constitutes marriage "from the beginning". In the beginning, Adam and Eve did not have a marriage certificate, but rather, they became "one flesh", and were "joined together" for life, by God (Rom.7:2). 
Can you see this clearly?

In fact, as regards certificates given by secular officials, in Matt.19:3,7,9; Jesus compares the difference between "lawful" "certificates" / to God's Laws, and declares that the laws of men (for marriage and divorce), are invalid (see also Matt.5:31,32).

Since the leadership of "J.W.'s" fails to recognize this,
(see link above)
what are the implications for all those who are in subjection to that leadership? 
(Matt.5:20; 15:14; Eze.14:10; Rev.2:20; 2Cor.13:5)

Jesus told his Chosen brothers...
"Be careful," Jesus said to them. "Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees." (Matt.16:6)
What did this "yeast" include?
Verse 12 tells us...
"Then they understood that He did not say to beware of the yeast of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees." (Matt.16:12)

What was wrong with these teachings?
Jesus exposed their error, when he said:
"They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules."..."Thus you nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition." (Matt.15:9,6)

Jesus told his own Chosen that they themselves had to beware of doing these very things. (Luke12:1)
Do we see professed anointed leaders today, nullifying God's Word for the sake of secular tradition?
Have they ignored Christ's warning about imitating the "hypocrisy" of the previous leaders of God's Nation? 
(Luke12:1; Mark7:6,7; 1Cor.5:7)

God's Word clearly identifies what marriage is, and who it is that officiates over and establishes it.
Has His Word been "nullified" by religious leaders,
who imitate the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees?
If you recognize this, then also grasp what this implies for God's Nation today, under the present "steward"....

Jesus also told those to be the last  remnant of his Chosen brothers...
"See to it that no one misleads you . For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am Christ,' and will mislead many." (Matt.24:4,5) (Mark13:21)

Christ is the English term for the Greek Χριστός (Khristós) meaning "the anointed". 
When the Hebrew scriptures were translated into a Greek version called the Septuagint; Khristós was used to translate the hebrew מָשִׁיחַ (Mašíaḥ,) (Messiah), meaning "[one who is] anointed with holy anointing oil."
Christos is the Greek translation of the Hebrew word Mashiach (now customarily rendered in English as "Messiah"), which means "one who is anointed." 
The faithful slaves of Christ's body, would be included as Christs (Zech.4:14; 2Cor.1:21; 1John2:20,27), or, Messiahs.
These can prove faithful and true "wheat", or unfaithful and false "weeds".

For us to understand the prophecy at Matt.24:5, we need to understand a modern translation of this foretold claim.
To claim to be  "Christ"/"messiah", is by definition, also to
claim to be the faithful and genuinely "anointed" and truly Chosen of God. 
This is the modern equivalent of claiming to be the "faithful and discreet slave" that Jesus referred to at Matt.24:45. If someone asserts and promotes this exact claim about themselves; Jesus tells us not to believe them (Matt 24:5) (Mark 13:21).
The faithful would not  be identified by a menacing self-proclamation. (Matt.7:20; Mal.3:18)
Does this mean that such a slave does not exist?
Such a slave is  appointed by Jesus Christ, to provide spiritual provisions (Matt.24:45; 7:17,19; John15:8). 
Yet Jesus asks us to contemplate... "Who really  is?" 
It would obviously not  be the ones touting the claim...
      (and enforcing it with persecution by an army of Gentile "elders" 
      -Zech4:6,14; Jer.17:5; Luke12:45; Rev.9:3; 13:15; 16:13,14; 1Tim.4:1) 
...but rather, the ones really providing the proper food (scriptural truth) 
at the proper time (alert and awake as to the hour of need). 

  The F.&D.S. would also be those who provide the spiritual food according to the method  Jesus indicated.
What method is that?
Rather than being clearly announced, extolled, and possessing an established place (Matt.24:23; Luke21:8; Matt.24:26);
Christ's representatives 
(2Cor.5:20; 13:3; Rom.15:17,18; 1Cor.4:1; 1John4:1) (Matt.10:27,20; Luke12:2,3; Rev.11:3), 
would simply be channels of  "flashing" "light" around the globe 
(Matt.24:26,27,28; 5:14; Job.37:3,2,4; Ps.97:4; John8:12; Rev.4:5; 5:6; Zech.4:10,6; Rev.16:18). 
             (Note: Greek word for "flashes" (Matt.24:27)(φαίνεται), 
                    literally means "appears". The thought is that 
                    as soon as the lightening arises in the East**
                    it immediately appears in the West.)
"Eagles" would have to use their keen discernment to search out these lamp-like "slain ones"/"carcass" 
(Mark8:35; Rev.6:9,11; 12:11; Matt.24:28; Rev.12:14,6; 11:3,8)
They would be recognized by their truthful sayings/fine fruit/light 
        [which would appear around the globe as soon as they received it from the "East"....
         **East: the place where the "rising sun" appears...the "morning star".
            (Rev.16:12; 7:2; Isa.41:2; Rev.22:16; 2Pet.1:19; Luke1:78,79; 
             Isa.45:6; 46:11; Ps.113:3; Isa.43:21; 1Pet.2:9) 
             (Matt.10:27; 28:20; 2Cor.3:12; Rev.14:5).].

Light from Christ would flash from the spiritual "East", and immediately be channeled through his faithful slaves to appear around the globe (the "proper time"). There would be no lag or intermediary processing through a writing committee of spiritual Gentiles*
(Micah5:7; Psalm110:3; Micah4:7; 5:3; Gal.1:16,17,10; Jer.17:5; Zech.4:6)
(*Rom.2:29 -

The true "light"/"food" would be sourced in the true vine (John15:4,5; Mal.2:7; 1Pet.2:9; Rev.5:9,10), and this light of truth would be a manifestation of Jesus Christ himself, unified with his faithful cloud (John16:13,14; 14:26; Rev.11:3; Matt.10:27; Luke12:12; 21:15; Mark13:26; Heb.12:1; Matt.25:31; Heb.2:5,16; Gal.3:29).

That light of Jesus Christ through his faithful, would contain some specific elements [including the exposing of the "Man of Lawlessness" (2Thess.2:8; Rev.3:9) by these last anointed (Rev.11:5; Jer.5:14; Isa.24:6); previous repentance by the faithful (Rev.3:19; 11:3; Matt.11:21; Mal.3:2; Micah7:9); condemnation of the apostate empire (Rev.8:8; Zech.4:7; Mark11:23; Rev.2:26,27; 17:14; 19:11,14,8) through a war between truth and lies (1Tim.4:1; Rev.16:13,14,15,16); and a symbolic "death" for truth's sake (Rev.6:9,11; 11:7)].

Jesus Christ and all the genuine and sealed Chosen "Christs" (anointed) of Jesus' "Body",
would simply be "One" with the essence of the light they shine, as the vessels of it (John14:17; 1Thess.5:5; 2Cor.4:7; Luke1:78; 2Pet.1:19; Rev.22:16; 2Cor.4:6; Rev.2:27,28,29). 

The Christ/anointed who truly possess this holy oil of God's spirit 
(Matt.25:4; Rev.3:11; 19:10,9; 1Tim.6:12; Rev.12:17), 
would be manifested by shining true light, devoid of an established religious affiliation, hierarchy, spiritual commerce, and notoriety...
They would not become manifested by claims, prominence, stature, physical holdings, worldly acclaim and accomplishments, honor by men, nor by their impressive surroundings and established location.

When we see these impressive physical things, Jesus tells us, "Do not believe it!"...
"For as lightening comes from Eastern parts, and shines over to Western parts; So the presence of the Son of Man will be". 
...And so the presence of the genuine Anointed "Sons of Oil" will also be (Zech.4:14; Rev.11:4; Matt.10:40). They are together in spirit (1Cor.6:17; Matt.28:20) with their appearing bridegroom (John17:23,24; 14:20; 15:5; 6:56,55,51; Matt.25:6,10,13; 2Cor.11:2; Eph.5:27; John14:3; 12:26; 2Thess.1:7,10)(Isa.58:10; Ps.37:6; 97:11; Isa.58:10; 1Cor.3:13) and enter the marriage feast, along with all those who wish to attend and partake of the spiritual provisions (Matt.22:2,8,9,10; Rev.19:9; 22:17; 1:1; 10:2,7,8,11; 20:12; Rev.3:20).

"Who really is the faithful 
and wise slave ("Christs"/anointed)?"? (Matt.24:45)
"By their fruits you will  recognize them."...both the fine,
 and the rotten (Matt.7:20; Mal.3:18).

Jesus identified two options before his Chosen slaves....
faithful/wise, and wicked/abusive/drunk/asleep.
Our lives depend upon identifying and distinguishing between the two, and whose provisions we will accept and heed.

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