Tuesday, May 13, 2014

"He that Endures to the End" / "Father" / Tribulation / "generation"


I apologize for my recent absence. Relief from my physical trials was brief. It seems that as progress is made in the knowledge of God, suffering and opposition also increase. The work becomes increasingly difficult to accomplish. The need for persistence and endurance is now greater than ever.

I thought it best to write a post about this subject, because so many who write to me and read here regularly, have voiced being in a similar situation. Current developments should be brought into the light.

Pain of all sorts is suprisingly difficult to carry when it is intense and prolonged, with no relief in sight (Ec.4:1). Yet we know that Satan is capable of inflicting such suffering, and is permitted to, according to divine justice (Job2:3,4,5,6,7,11,12,13; 1Pet.1:6; Matt.16:24,25).
This may seem unjust of God to allow (Deut.32:4; Gen.18:25; Job 34:10; Ps.92:15).
But we must remember that all of us are born under the covenant of death, due to our original parents entering into that covenant with Satan. (Gen.2:17; Rom.5:12)
It is the exceptional person that is set free from that mother covenant of deception, confusion, and death (Isa.28:15; Rev.17:5; Gal.4:24,26) (John5:24; 4:36; 6:47,50,51; 1John5:13; Luke13:23,24; Matt.7:14; 19:25,26; 22:14).
They must do so through a variety of tests, all of which incur pain.
(Acts14:22; John16:33,21,22; Rev.12:2; Isa.66:8,9; Phil.1:29; 1Thess.3:3; 2Tim.3:12; 1Pet.2:21; Rev.1:9)
Because Satan is not going to let go of his dominion over anyone, without them first proving that they are emancipated from the fallen flesh of Adam and Eve.
How is such a divorcing from our fleshly forefather Adam, ("earthling") even possible? (James3:15; Jude1:19; 1Cor.15:47,48,49)
We must come to belong to a new father (Isa.9:6; Ps.45:16; Rev.14:4; Heb.2:13,14; John6:44; 15:16; 17:12)....the "second Adam" (1Cor.15:45,44; Col.3:1,2,3; Eph.2:6; John5:21; 6:57; Rom.8:2)...
and a new "mother" covenant (Gal.4:26; Rev.22:17; Isa.42:6; 60:1,2,3; 1Thess.2:7,8; 1Pet.2:2; Gal.4:19; Rev.12:2; 3John1:4). Eve is the mother of all living human flesh (Gen.3:20). Jerusalem above is the mother of all living human spirit (Gal.4:26). The original covenant of life with God, Adam broke (Hosea6:7; Gen.2:15; 1:26,28,29; 3:20,22) (Prov.11:30; 3:13,18; Rev.2:7)
  Those sealed into becoming that mother covenant,
are vessels to provide a new source of life... through "spirit and truth"
(Isa.42:6; Rev.2:7; 22:2,14; Matt.7:20; 12:33,34,35; John7:16; 8:12,32; 1Pet.1:23; 2Pet.1:3; 1Cor.2:14; John3:5,6,3; 1:13; 4:23; 1Cor.15:21,22; Eph.5:26; Titus3:5; James1:18; Rev.14:4; 21:5). Those of this new creation/new birth, must leave behind their birth under flesh. That flesh is sourced in Adam and Eve, corruption, sin, and death (Rom.8:5,6,7,13; 7:5,11; 13:14; Gal.6:8; 1Cor.15:50).

There are justice requirements to such an adoption to life.
We must prove that we do not spiritually resemble our fleshly parents (Deut.32:18; Rom.8:3,7; 1Cor.15:49,21,22).
Proving this, is through testing. (1Tim.6:12; 1Cor.3:13,14; 2Tim.1:12; 1Pet.1:6,7; 4:12,13; 5:9)

Adam and Even abandoned their loyalty and obedience to God when they were faced with temptation and possible losses of what they wrongly desired.
Satan is confident that self-interest governs humanity (Job2:4,5; Matt.16:25,26). Will we remain loyal to God despite temptation, loss, and pain? (Ps.15:1,4 B)
If not, then Satan retains ownership of us.
Satan accuses us before God (Rev.12:10; Job.1:11; Zech.3:1; Luke22:31), asserting that we will always belong to him; Because like him, we will put the self, first (John8:44).

Conquered and owned by Satan, we are his slaves to sin (John8:34; Rom.7:14; 6:20,16,14,13,17,12)
Self-interest was not the way of Christ (John10:17,18; 15:13; 13:13,14; Luke22:19; Mark9:35). If we hope to belong to him as our new father, we must imitate him (1Cor.11:1; 10:33; 1Thess.1:6; Rom.15:1,2,3; Phil.2:4; Eph.5:1,2; Rom.8:2,12).
If we continue to imitate Adam, we continue to belong to his lineage. We must be imitators of God and Christ, if we hope to receive adoption into a family whose members endure forever (1Cor.15:47,48,49; Phil.3:20; Rom.8:29; Heb.12:23; 1John2:17; 1Pet.1:23).

We know that as God's Kingdom draws near, Satan "wages war" with the remaining members of the "mother" Covenant of Life (Rev.12:17; Eph.6:12; Rev.12:7; John12:31). Satan unleashes his full wrath, and facilitates every resource at his disposal. Such resources include all governing powers and authorities existing in this world, as well as all those still under the power of death (1Cor.2:6; Eph.2:2; 1John3:8; 5:19; Rev.12:9; 20:7,8,9).
The governing powers primarily used against the called ones, are religious (Luke12:11; Mark13:9; Matt.7:15; 24:4,5,24,25,47,48,49,50; Luke12:39,40,42,41; Mark13:37,36; 1Tim.4:1; Rev.16:13,14,15; 2Thess.2:3,4,9,10; Rev.13:7,8; 2Cor.11:3,4,2,12,13; 2:17; Acts5:40; 20:30; 22:19; 2Pet.2:1,3; Rev.2:2) (Matt.23:31,32; 24:9; Rev.11:9; 13:8; Matt.24:49; Hab.2:5; 1Thess.2:14,15,16; Rev.18:5; Matt.5:12; 10:22,24,25; John8:48; Matt.12:24)
     Matt.12:24; 10:25--
     (1John2:19,20,26 --this speaks of losing unity within the anointed body of Christ
     (Rom.12:5; 1Cor.12:27) (Col.2:19),
     not unity with an organization, lead and taught by counterfeit priests)
     The members of Christ's body are not to remain united with the Harlot
     (1Cor.6:15,16; Rev.17:2; 2:20; 18:4; 2Cor.6:17; Matt.24:24)

Jesus said that those who persecute, cause tribulation to, and kill the Chosen Ones,
are the same **"generation" who persecuted him (Luke24:20; Matt.27:25; John15:20,21).
(Mark10:38; 1Pet.2:21; Luke9:23,22,24,44; 17:25; Mark8:31; Matt.16:21; John15:20; 16:2; Matt.23:34,35; Rev.18:24,20; 17:6; Matt.23:35,37,38).
Jesus referred to this period of testing loyalty to truth, as the greatest sifting tribulation, to ever occur (Matt.24:21,22,24,25,10,11,13; 10:16,17).

     **"generation" pertains to one's source and origin, which causes the emergence of
     one's traits and existence.
     The "generation"/seed, of God (see Greek of 1John3:9,10) (Matt.5:45; 13:37,38;
     Luke8:11; James1:21; 1Cor.3:8,9; Phil.2:15; Eph.5:1)
     and the crooked and twisted "generation"/spawn, of the Devil
     (Deut.32:5; Acts2:40; John8:44; Matt.23:33; 2Thess.2:3,7,8; Rev.9:11).
     The Greek word translated into "generation" does not mean a single step
     in a line of descent, as it is commonly defined today. It refers to
     that which a source (Christ or Satan) produces/generates, regardless of when it is produced.

As my own personal tribulation intensifies, I noticed that most of those who wrote to me regularly, seemed to withdraw. This only increased my pessimism and grief. I wondered what I was doing wrong, or how I could continue to cope and remain productive in my assignment.
While my physical pain grows so oppressive, debilitating and relentless;
my emotional pain and sense of loss have become suffocating (Ps.119:28).
I have seen in vision, the eventuality to befall those who are blind and deaf to the truth...Truth which could have saved them.
I have also grown numb with grief over the loss of all those whom I have loved.
I have felt my trust in God under strain, as I wonder if He will compensate for all the adversity weighing upon me. I know that my faithfulness rests entirely with Him, as I have become utterly weak and exhausted. I am fearful of failure to adequately feed Christ's sheep. My learning to trust and rely upon God is entering a new level.
And then the comments and letters arrived.
All those who have taken their stand for Christ were under the same oppressive tribulation as myself! It was all they could do just to inform me of their own intense trials. I realized that all of us are now targets of this devastating desolation. There has been a palpable intensifying of these torments just recently among all of us. We all seem to be pushed to the limit of our ability to cope. All of us are staggering, and even crawling, in our exertion to continue forward faithfully.
Although we seem to be in the midst of the most difficult time of our lives,
I am lifted by the fact that I am in no way alone.

Satan's time is short. He is desperate. We all feel it.
We can remember:
--this is temporary
(1Pet.5:10; 1:6,7; 2Cor.4:17; James1:3,4; Col.4:12; Luke21:19; Gal.6:9; Jer.30:17; Eze.34:27)
--we have God's support to do His will
(2Thess.3:3; Heb.13:21; Phil.4:13; Isa.41:10,13; 42:6; John14:16; Ps.5:3; 59:16; 46:5,7)
--Christ is our exemplar (Heb.12:2,3; 2:10; 13:13; Rev.11:8,9,10)
--we are able to do something (2Cor.4:8,9; Rev.3:8)

Those still under the covenant of death are Satan's pawns, and Satan can use those near to us to cause us to fail. We must be aware of this demonic strategy, and be sure that we do not submit to anyone except God and Christ.
(1Pet.5:8,9; Gal.2:4,5; Rom.6:16; 1Cor.7:23; Gal.1:10; Col.3:24)
We are to be exclusive slaves to God, obeying him alone (Matt.4:10; Ex.34:14; Rev.22:3; 14:1; 7:3)
We are not to be intimidated or manipulated by anyone, into drawing away from God's Will for us.
Is there someone in your life (aside from God) who is dictating what your activity is?
(Isa.8:13; Prov.29:25; Gal.1:10; John12:43; Rom.14:8)
Do they make you feel as if you cannot serve God openly with diligence?
Who is it whom you should fear? God, or man? (1Pet.3:14,6)
We cannot afford to seek the approval of anyone but God. (1Pet.2:19; Rom.2:29)
Satan has found a possible way to cause us to fail (Rev.2:10). Only those who endure in doing the Will of God, will be saved. We must not let anything impede us or cause us to compromise (Rev.2:3; Gal.5:7; Eph.6:11,13; Heb.12:1; 2Pet.3:11; Rev.1:3).

Remember....loyalty to God in imitation of Christ, is the gate to life (Rev.14:4; John10:7,9; 14:6).
If we fail to walk through that gate, we remain children of Adam,
and prisoners of death.
God wills us to be free...free to serve and obey Him only.
it is harder than ever to keep going. I know this. My own foot has almost slipped.
Now more than ever we have need of endurance in fine works
(1Thess.2:12; 2Thess.2:17; 2Tim.2:10).

The night is almost over and the day is drawing near. (Rom.13:12; 1Cor.7:29)
Shake the fatigue off and open your eyes wide! How are you doing? Look in the mirror! Are you enduring in fine works, or is your power scanty?
(Rev.3:2; Obadiah1:15; Joel2:1,11; 1Cor.3:13,14) (James1:23,24,22; 2:14; Matt.7:24; Luke6:46)

We are in the last lap of the race (1Cor.9:24; Luke13:24; Phil.3:12,14).
Do not give in now!
Do not forsake gathering with those running with you (Heb.12:1; 10:24,25).
Do not let anything entangle your feet and cause you to fall.

We must enter the Kingdom through trials (Acts14:22; Luke9:23,24).
Those who endure have a sure reward (James1:2,12; 5:11; Rom.5:3,4; Matt.5:10).
Wake up and strengthen the things remaining (Rev.3:1,2,3; Heb.12:12; Isa.35:3,4).
He that endures to the end is the one that will be saved.
(Matt.10:16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28; 24:11,12,13; Rev.2:4,10,11)

I will do my very best to continue working, and posting my replies to the questions I have received.
Please pray in behalf of my completing my assignments, and finishing God's Will for me,
as I continue to pray for you.

With brotherly love,



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