Thursday, April 16, 2020

Anxiety | The Spiritual Meaning of 7


Comment I received:
"While Our Father in heaven's truth is revealed in His Word and expounded upon in your prophetic blogs (which I understand), I'm concerned about us facing Satan's physical counterfeit.
I feel we need to be physically as well as spiritually prepared. What is coming upon us, and exampled in a big way with the Covid-19 situation, is a lack of food and provisions to physically provide for us until the much anticipated "end". Emotional aspects that come along with it as well. Will we be physically prepared (as in the biblical principal of the 7 good years followed by 7 bad years) to be able to endure until the end?"

My Reply:
Matt.6: "25 “That’s why I’m telling you to stop worrying about your life—what you will eat or what you will drink—or about your body—what you will wear. Life is more than food, isn’t it, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds in the sky. They don’t plant or harvest or gather food into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. You are more valuable than they are, aren’t you? 27 Can any of you add a single hour to the length of your life by worrying? 31 “So don’t ever worry by saying, ‘What are we going to eat?’ or ‘What are we going to drink?’ or ‘What are we going to wear?’ 32 because it is the unbelievers who are eager for all those things. Surely your heavenly Father knows that you need all of them! 33 But first be concerned about God’s kingdom and his righteousness, and all of these things will be provided for you as well. 34 So never worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. 20 But keep on storing up treasures for yourselves in heaven, where moths and rust do not destroy and where thieves do not break in and steal, 21 because where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.””
John6: "63 It’s the Spirit who gives life; the flesh amounts to nothing. The words that I’ve spoken to you are spirit and life."

It does not hurt to be prudent and store up some supplies. But our greatest anxiety, should be to learn and do the will of God and to please the Lord.

Regarding your reference to "seven good years and seven bad years" (Gen.41:29-30)...
God was the originator of Pharoah's dream (Gen.41:25), as well as it's interpreter (Gen.40:8; 41:15-16). God was responsible for the 7 years of bounteous surplus, and the 7 years of famine. Why would God do such a thing? What is the lesson?
The numeral 7 has symbolic meaning.
(Rev.1:20; 22:6; 19:10; 8:6; Isa.58:1; Jer.35:15; Rev.5:6; Ps.19:4; Rev.4:5; Matt.6:22; Rev.5:6)
God and Christ send out the spirit of prophecy (7), into the "earth".

But Satan also has a spirit of prophecy (2Chron.18:20-21; John8:44)... that of false prophets
(Rev.12:3; 13:11; 2Chron.18:21; Rev.16:13; 19:20; Matt.24:4-5)
Prophets are messengers that are symbolized as stars/lamps/eyes, set upon hills-mountains/lampstands/congregations.
Those angels (Greek: aggeloi, means messengers - Strongs:G32)
are sent to provide light/spiritual food, to each congregation (Rev.1:20; Matt.5:14-15; Luke12:42).

Those lamps can prove to be either faithful, or unfaithful
(John5:35; Phil.2:15) or (Rev.8:10-11; Jer.23:15).

Prophecy indicates that there will be a reign of false prophets with dominion (7 heads/kings/7 hills-mountains) who rest upon and are in an alliance with, a powerful sea-Beast (Matt.24:24-25; Rev.13:1,11,14-15; 19:20; 17:3,9,14)
which at first, is able to conquer the Elect (Rev.13:7,10; Col.2:8; Rev.2:10; 1Pet.3:14,13,15).
(Matt.19:25-26; 24:22; Rev.12:12)

During that time of great test, "truth is thrown to the ground" (Dan.8:12-13; Rev.11:2).
Rather than having the voice of true prophets, edify the Elect...
a lying prophet is causing a spiritual famine and the trampling/conquering the household of Christ.
Please read the link to follow, for a more accurate version of Rev.6:5-6; 13:17; Hosea 4:7; Rom.1:25; Rev.13:8 > --(LINK)

"Seven" years of bounty, is the spiritual food we receive from God, through His true prophets (Isa.55:1-2; Mal.3:10).
Seven years of famine are the years during which the false prophets/harlots/fallen stars, reign over God's nation.
Stewards can be faithful or unfaithful (Luke12:42,47).
Faithful true prophets provide true food at the right time.
Unfaithful, false prophets, cause famine
(Isa.29:8; Rev.3:17-18; Isa.29:8-10; Jer.51:7; Rev.14:8; Isa.28:7-8).

So what is the divine Bible lesson, contained in the 7 years of bounty and 7 years of famine?

Well, Joseph advised that during the 7 years of bounty, provisions be stored up for use during the famine to come (Gen.41:35-36).
The words of God's true prophets, have been "stored up" for us, in the scriptures (2Pet.1:19-21; 2Tim.3:16-17).
During the 7 years of spiritual famine, caused by "demonic spirits" coming from the mouth of Satan, the Beast, and the false prophet (Rev.16:13-16; 2Chron.18:21);
....the "stored up" words of the true prophets could be drawn upon, for sustenance
(2Pet.1:19; Rev.8:2; 15:7; 16:1; 10:4,7; 22:6).
In this way, those with a strong hold and love for scriptural truth, could still survive such times (2Pet.1:19; Rev.22:16; 2:25; 2Pet.1:19), so that they do not perish along with those without such a firm hold and love (Rev.2:4; 2Thess.2:9-12; 2Pet.3:17).
(The above link explains how the stored up provisions of past prophets, can be drawn upon in time of famine).

Commenter's Response:
 "I don't think God wants us to have anxiety over learning or pleasing him anymore than I'd have wanted my own children to have anxiety over pleasing me. The anxiety aspect is a trigger for me Pearl....I was born in fear and anxiety about Armageddon and God judging and destroying me for every little thing i did or thought. I was around 40 before I shed the majority of this deep terror. God is love...God knows our hearts....if we are righteous inclined and abhor Evil there should not be a feeling of anxiety....however, I understand the context in which it's stated in scriptures you quoted and it suggests it's more focused on the anointed given the huge task each has. That's not to say nothing non-anointed take God's kindness for granted and/or not take in knowledge."

My Reply:
Paul said at 1Cor.7: "34 A virgin is anxious about the affairs of the Lord, so that she may be holy in body and spirit. But a married woman is concerned about the affairs of this world, that is, about how she can please her husband. 35 I’m saying this for your benefit, not to put a noose around your necks, but to promote good order and unhindered devotion to the Lord."

We know that those who comprise the Bride of Christ, are, spiritual virgins. At 2Cor.11, Paul said of them; "2 For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. 3 But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ."

If such "virgins" are to remain chaste, they do need to be anxious about the affairs of the Lord, and how they will please him. Paul said that he even had fear for those candidates, and the spiritual danger they were in (2Cor.11:28). They need to be vigilant and concerned about obeying Jesus, thereby remaining in his love.
As Jesus said...
9 “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. 10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love." (John15).
There are so many scriptures that discuss the need for endurance, courage, and diligence. To practice such character traits, we must have love, vigilance, deep concern, drive, and even anxiety if we hope to stay motivated in displaying those qualities.
It is not an easy path amid all the persecution from Satan, to remain obedient and productive in Christ. If we had a relaxed attitude about it, we would never, ever, reach our goal.

Spiritual abuse and fostering fear of men (which is what the WT actually fostered), is not of God. Having that history in our lives, does require sorting out. But does it mean taking on a sense of peace and security?
Jesus himself said;
"28 And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in Gehenna." (Matt.10:28).
There is no way out of the fact that Satan is out there, wanting to devour those inclined toward everlasting life. This is, a matter of life and death. Anxiety is in order... even anxiety about being found faithful. -- Of course I do not want to trigger fears that are unfounded (such as about the GT and Armageddon, as taught by the WT).

....But I also do not want to give a false sense of security with God, because the days ARE wicked, and we are in great danger spiritually (Eph.5:15-17). I really don't see how, without any anxiety, we will rise to this occasion. It is not only for the anointed, because Jesus said to teach our hearers to learn, follow, and do, all that he commanded us (Matt.28:20).
If I were not anxious about pleasing God and Christ.... trust me.... there would be no Blog to read. There would be no proper food at the proper time. Each post is a test of determination and stamina, amid all manner of resistance. Without spirit,  I would not be able to do anything. Satan can cause a lot of suffering toward those who are working with Christ to take down his world dominion. If the faithful were anything less than anxious about pleasing God, you could forget it.

This applies to the Bride members:
"30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,
But a woman who *fears* the Lord, she shall gain praise.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands,
And let her own works praise her in the gates." (Prov.31)

There are no "works", praise due...
without a fear of letting God down.
Satan sees to it that faithfulness is as hard as God allows it to be. Accomplishing the will of God under those circumstances, requires more than the usual desire or wakefulness. We are at war, and so are you.
Contributed by Paula:
as follows:
"This reminds me of Phil 2:12, where we "work out our salvation with fear and trembling". The usage of the words "fear and trembling" is presented this way: "used to describe the anxiety of one who distrusts HIS ability completely to meet all requirements, but religiously does his utmost to fulfill his duty". The next verse ( Phil.2:13 ) verifies that the work wouldn't be done, unless we rely on God working within us - pleasing Him, instead of ourselves. See 2Cor.11:28 -anxiety over the care and example provided those in our charge."

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Symbolic Meaning of 40


"In biblical terms what does 40 symbolise? Why did Jesus fast for 40 days and nights?"


We are told that the 10 kings, are Of the Earth (Rev.17:12,18). 
They have not be raised to seat on Christ's throne in heaven (Rev.3:21; Eph.2:6), so they have "not yet received their kingdom" of heaven (Rev.17:14; 19:11,14; Luke10:20; Heb.12:23). They have chosen instead, to "rule one hour with the beast" of the earth.
Knowing that these numbers in Revelation are symbolic, we see that God's Word associates the meaning of "ten", with being, of the earth.
What does the numeral 4, symbolize?
Well, within Revelation, there are 4 living creatures, 4 winds of heaven, 4x6 (24) elders, 4 angels (holding the 4 corners of the earth -Rev.7:1-2 which effects ALL the land and sea), 4 horns of the altar.
Rev.20:8 speaks again, of the 4 corners of the earth. A corner, is the most remote part. We see again, that the entire realm is being referred to. The 4 corners of the earth, can also be seen as North, South, East, and West. That number infers a totality of a realm.
(Neh.1:9; Ps.107:3; Isa.43:5-6; Gen.28:13-14)
When we see these spiritual numbers being combined; we are being told that the resulting number is a combining of meanings.
Ten, is earthly.
Four, is the totality of a territory.
Forty, would be the full span and weight, of something earthly.
If we examine then, the places where 40 is applied in the scriptures, we are given depth of understanding.
When Jesus fasted 40 days, it is intimated to us that to the fullest extent (4) of his flesh/earthly existence (10), that test was complete and to the limit. There is no going beyond 4. To go further in that fasting, would have brought death.
Even considering what Satan offered Jesus during that time of test (Luke 4:5-7)...
 ["all (4) the kingdoms of the world"(10)], could also be symbolized by "40".
It is an interesting topic of Bible research, to see the many ways that 40 has been applied, and how the meaning of 4 and 10 can supplement what we are reading.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Why does God allow Suffering?

Regarding the righteous man Job, the Devil said to God; 
"9 'Does Job fear God for nothing? 10 Have You not made a hedge around him, around his household, and around all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. 11 But now, stretch out Your hand and touch all that he has, and he will surely curse You to Your face!” (Job 1:9-11)
We learn of Satan being in a similar position as an accuser, at Rev.12: 
"10 Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down." (Rev.12:10)
Since the day that Adam and Eve chose Satan as their god and father; we are under the curse of sin and death. As merciless as it may sound; the God of Justice does not revoke the free will He has given to mankind, according to his purpose. God gave mankind free will according to his own image (Gen.1:26; Ps.115:3). He therefore does not revoke the choices made by Adam and Eve (Gal.6:7), and the effect that has had on the dominion God gave them over all creation. 
It would actually be wrong of Him, to enable sin to result in blessing and His protection (Job 8:3; 34:10-12; Deut.32:4; Rom.9:14; Eph.4:24; Mark 10:18; Jer.17:10; Ps.92:15). That would make God, an unrighteous participant and supporter of evil.
What God did choose to do, was to make a way out for those who do not love wickedness. We are told that the Lamb of God has a book of life, within which the names of the righteous are written (Rev.3:5; Rev.20:15; 21:27; Isa.4:2-4).
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But Satan does not want any to be written in that book (John8:44; Heb.2:14).
That is why he accuses before God, the integrity of each righteous person. Satan challenges the authenticity of their godly devotion. Satan demands permission to test each of them.
Just as Jesus said to Peter...
"31 And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has demanded he have you, that he may sift you as wheat. 32 But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.” (Luke22:31-32)
Grains of wheat, are "sons of the kingdom" (Matt.13:37-38).
Being "sifted as wheat" is an unnerving prospect, when one considers that wheat is first cut down, then beaten, then sifted, then crushed under a sledge, then ground under a millstone. That sifting included a death for the sake of the gospel (Rom.6:5; Mark 8:35; Rev.6:9-11).
But in reference to that death of the wheat (sons of the kingdom -Matt.13:38), Jesus said;
"24 Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain." (John12:24)
Yes, when we do not back down in our testimony of Truth (Heb.10:38; Rom.1:16; 1Cor.9:16), we have the hope of bringing others sons of the kingdom, to eternal life ("producing much grain"). If we shrink back due to Satanic persecution and fear of death/loss; we manifest that we love our own skin, more than we love the Christ. That was exactly the subsequent challenge of Satan against Job (Job 2:3-5) (Rev.12:10-11).

Satan sees to it, that each grain of wheat is persecuted to the point of a death for truth. Any who do not back down in their testimony to others, will become his target (2Tim.3:12; 1Pet.5:8-9). Each person granted glory, must earn it in this way.
What does all this have to do with the world's seeming injustices, even upon the innocent?
We are all under the original condemnation of sin, and the death that results (Rom.5:12; James1:12-15). But God has made provision, for those who defy selfish evil, and desire to live for the approval of God, despite Satanic persecution (John3:18; Heb.6:10; James 5:11; Col.1:10-12).
They desire to cultivate the word in their heart (Luke8:11-15).
When the heart becomes filled with God's Word, it speaks from the heart (Luke6:45).
Like Christ, their love for others, moves them to be willing to die in order to offer others, the saving gospel (John15:13; 6:63; Rom.1:16).
Such ones are forgiven for their sins, through the blood of Christ (Rev.5:9-10; Eph.1:7).

While the world suffers under Satanic dominion; God is collecting an administration of saints (Eph.1:10)... a "new heavens" made up of those with tested integrity.
(See Greek for Eph.1:10 : )
They comprise God's Temple of His holy spirit (1Pet.2:5; Eph.2:20-22; 1Cor.3:16).

God has a solution in the works, which addresses every injustice suffered under the dominion of the wicked one (1John5:19; 3:8).
When completed, that Temple and abode of God, will "come down out of heaven"... to heal every malady and remove every cause for tears (Rev.21:1-5; 22:1-3).

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Discerning False Christs and False Prophets


Dearest Pearl,
I hope this email finds you and your family well.  As usual, I have more questions that hopefully you might through Spirit provide insight upon.

First, as a side-note, I was reading a blog of Sas Gavril that appears as a link to the right on your blog page.  Just a little confused why Sas would address Rutherford as “dear,” as if Rutherford was a true witness of YHWH.  A review of Rutherford’s teachings do not indicate that he adhered to scriptural truth.  Rutherford introduced many false doctrines including assigning relevance to years (1918, 1874 [Christ’s advent], among many others); Leviathan in Job as a locomotive, and; the list of falsehoods is too numerous to include.  Wondered what you thought of Rutherford

Hello Rachel,
I'm happy to hear from you again. 
I have quite a lot to say about your comment regarding Sas and Rutherford. Even though it is only the introduction to your questions, I felt the need to discuss this.

I agree with you. Why should we conclude that Rutherford was a false prophet? 
How can we know? 
We can consult Deut.18:21-22 as well as the words of Jesus, at Matt.7:20 and Luke 6:43-45. 
"Bad or Rotten fruit" has a short shelf life. It spoils, and needs to be removed from the table and replaced. 
If that is the sort of doctrine that comes from a teacher, it is rotten fruit. The "proper food at the proper time" does not pass away, because it really is from Christ 
(Luke 12:42; John 15:16; Matt.24:35; Rom.3:4).
Rutherford also, did not observe God's arrangement of the Body of Christ. He did rather, oppressively rule over his anointed brothers (assuming that he himself was genuine) 
(Mark 10:42-43;  1Cor. 12:7,12,14,20-21,25,28; 11:28-29; Eph.4:11-13,14-16) 
Paul had the proper view of being an apostle (2Cor. 1:24;  1Pet. 5:3).
Having the right view of the leaders under Christ (Heb.13:7; Luke 22:26) is also necessary for those under the care of such leaders (1Cor. 7:23; Rom.6:16; Gal.1:10; Col.3:24). 

My reason for including a link to Sas in my blog's reading list, is because those links are to read at the websites of other anointed, who were given "a little"/"a few things" (Matt.25:21)... enough perception to recognize who the Wild Beast and Harlot are. 
The problem with Sas, is that he, like the great majority of anointed men who have been expelled, they forget to consider the need to obey 1Cor. 12:15-16,17-18,19-21 or 1Cor. 11:33. That error of remaining apart, is what we were trained to do by our previous Steward. We all need to grow past that 
(Matt.18:19-20; Mark 2:22; Luke 17:30-32; Rom.12:2;  2Cor. 10:5).

Teachers who belong to the body of Christ (Eph.4:11), must have the apostles and prophets of the body, as their foundation of faith and works (Eph.2:20) in order to teach truth from Christ. 
That is why Jesus depicts the prophets, as light bearers for each congregation of anointed 
(Rev.1:20; Matt.5:14-15;  1Cor. 14:32-33).
Jesus sends them to each congregation 
(Rev.1:20; 22:6,16; John 13:20; Luke 10:16;  1Thess. 4:8; Matt.10:20). 
Those Teachers and Evangelizers of the body who accept the foundation (Eph.2:20), are building their faith upon the cornerstone/Head, who arranges and directs the Body parts... and God, who has also designed the Body and the way it works 
(1Cor. 14:32-33; 12:18,28; Eph.4:15-16; 2:10,18-22)

Those who work independently of the Body (1Cor. 12:21; 11:29), lose their connection to the Head (Col.2:19; John 15:4-6,10,9), and all the spiritual benefits of Jesus' care (Eph.5:29-30). Inclusion in the Body, provides unity, peace, and growth (Eph.4:16; Col.2:19;  1Cor. 14:32-33,36-37) throughout the Body as a whole, as each member as assigned by God (1Cor. 12:18), provides what they have received, for the needs of the others (Eph.4:1-2,3-4,11-12,16;  1Cor. 12:4,7,11).

As John 15:6 highlighted above; those outside the Body of Christ, wither up. They get cut off from the "nourishing sap" of holy spirit (Rom.11:17). The quality of their fruit, then suffers. Their power of light and truth... their lamp/eye/perception, starts to darken/"go out" 
(Matt.6:22-23; 25:8; John 12:35).
As a result, they are not equipped to keep fully armored and awake, and will tolerate things which they ought not (2Cor. 11:3-4; Rev.2:20; Eph.5:11).

Although Rev.2:20 would point primarily to the present Governors of God's people (Rev.2:20; 17:1-2; 5:10).....
.....Sas "tolerates" Rutherford... even though in addition to his failings that you have mentioned, he displayed many other spiritual faults. As a result of Sas' regard for Rutherford, he is unable to overcome the same faults
(Luke 6:40; Job 14:4).

Though Sas may not fall victim to the present Leaders / GB, he has fallen victim to a past GB - false prophet. If only Sas could understand and accept the Body of Christ (unlike Rutherford). That perception could have protected him from the error of looking up to and following a leader, who banished God's arrangement of the Body.
The reason for such dim spiritual sight?
Sas's eye/lamp is dimmed, due to his refusal to consider his need to grow, within the body (Eph.4:16; Col.2:19). 
He is overconfident, because he rejects the arrangement of the Body and it's benefits to him personally. He does not allow himself to be corrected by scripture... believing himself to be a prophet, despite the clarity of God's words, at Num.12:6. 
As with other expelled and professed anointed ones of pride, he 
1-- rejects the body arrangement 
     (Rom.12:3-5;  1Cor. 10:17; 12:12,14,27; Eph.4:4,25; Col.3:15). 
2-- refuses to gather with all other anointed for the Memorial 
     (1Cor. 10:17; 11:33)
3-- Refuses to adapt beliefs to emerging Bible truths. 
     (John 17:17; Eph.5:25-26; John 13:10,12-13,14-15; Gal.6:1; Ps.119:9; Isa.35:8)
4-- Indulges in independent interpretation of prophecy.
     (Eze.13:2;  2Pet. 1:20; Gen.40:8) (John 7:16-18)

Sadly, these four things are common among the so-called anointed people that I have interacted with. And yes, I have attempted to send all of them these refining scriptures 
(Mal.3:1-2; Jer.23:29;  1Pet. 4:12,17; Prov.19:20; Heb.12:6; Mal.3:3; Dan.11:35; 12:10,3-4; Phil.2:15; Rev.1:20). 
Rejecting the guidance which scripture provides, is indicative and evidential, of the 4 proud and stubborn immaturities, specified above.

You may wonder then, why I still let his link remain at the blog.
I am trying to leave the door open myself, to other members of the Body. I do not want to shut them off, as they have shut off from me. I also know, that the "little" perception/"few things" they were given, was given to them by Christ (Mark 13:34; Matt.25:14-15,23). 
I must respect that, and do my part to honor it. Jesus let Sas know, that the WT, is the Beast. He let Sas know that, before God let me know that. But when Sas went off and left the path of complete reliance upon scripture (1Cor. 4:6; Isa.30:21;  1Pet. 2:21; John 12:49) to interpret prophecy on his own without scriptural backing; his growth of enlightenment in truth, halted 
(John 15:4; 6:63; 17:17;  2Tim. 2:15).
If you examine his interpretation of 666 for example, you will see that it is based upon human observation of how the WT is structured... not upon scripture. 
AbleBodiedMan does that also. You can verify that, by considering his interpretation of the Mark of the Beast, as being the literal emergence of a body part from the water, during baptism... his personal deduction/observation/private interpretation. 

Abe's video, interpreting the Mark of the Beast:
Another one of his interpretations, is regarding 1914. He sought out a physical manifestation of "lightening from heaven" to determine the time of Satan's fall. He found one, which occurred in 1908 in Russia. 

2Cor. 5:7
Again, that interpretation is physical... not scriptural.
Of course, that interpretation conflicts with Luke 10:17-18,19-20 and what it means for Satan to fall from power over the heavens (1John 2:13-14; 5:19,4; Rev.3:21; 12:5; Eph.2:6; Heb.12:23; Luke 10:18-20).

It also conflicts with when Jesus began his reign 
(Luke 22:69; Ps.110:1;  1Cor. 15:25).

Abe has a high regard for Sas, and like Sas, Abe's interpretation of the mark of the beast, is not sourced in the scriptures (Eze.13:2;  2Pet. 1:20; Gen.40:8).
Robert King too, rests his interpretation of prophecy upon world events... not upon scripture 
(1Cor. 3:19; 2:6-7,10-11,12-13,14; John 8:44;  1John 5:19). 
If such persons choose instead, to believe and teach according to spirit and truth, they will then be given more (Matt.13:11-12).
Jesus gave us the reason why, some men choose to teach on their own  (John 7:16-18; 8:47,43; 16:13).
All are proudly ignoring their need to assimilate themselves into the Body of Christ, because they wish to "glorify themselves"... not fade into a unified whole that glorifies only God. 
While remaining outside the Body, they fail to benefit from the spirit given to the other parts. Of course, this assumes that each of them are genuinely anointed, which is another topic altogether.

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To conclude; I would like to add these words of the apostle Paul:

1Cor.11: "17 Now in giving these instructions I do not praise you, since you come together not for the better but for the worse. 18 For first of all, when you come together as a congregation, I hear that there are divisions among you, and in part I believe it. 19 For there must also be factions among you, so that those who are approved, may be recognized among you."

If you examine the context of those verses; Paul was referring to the Body members. He said that when they "come together", it is "for the worse". Verse 18 indicates the reason... 
When these anointed come together, there is no harmony, but division. They disagree, they separate, there is dissension and conflict 
(Luke 21:9; 12:51-53; Rev.12:17,15; Dan.9:26-27;  2Cor. 10:3-5; Rev.16:13-16; 17:14; Rev.19:11; 2:16; Heb.4:12;  1Cor. 11:19).

If they all consulted and were in subjection to God's Word, that would not be the case 
(Eph.4:2-4; John 17:20-21,22-23,22; 1:14).

So we come to verse 1Cor. 11:19.
Paul says that those necessary differences in faith and doctrine, serve a purpose.
It helps to clarify to observers, which members truly rest their faith and teachings, on God, His Word, and the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Again, John 7:16-18 reads;
"16 Jesus answered them and said, “My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me. 17 If anyone wills to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak on My own authority. 18 He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him."
And John8: "47 He who is of God hears God’s words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God.”

Disciples of divine truth need to know, which Christs/anointed, are "of God".
Jesus says that the way to know, is to examine from what source they are speaking.... from which spirit and water source they draw from, to cultivate and bear their fruit 
(John 4:10,24; Rev.22:1-2,17) or (Rev.8:10-11; 12:15; 16:13-16; 13:11) 
(Luke 6:43-45; Heb.10:16; Deut.11:18 -or- Rev.13:16; Isa.44:20; Eph.4:18)
That includes the source they rely upon for interpretation of prophecy, 
    (their own deductions/observation, or scripture/living water)
how they decide to conduct themselves within (or without) the Body of Christ.

I will respond to your other questions, soon.
Love in Christ,

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