Come Join Us In Remembering What The World Has Forgotten..... The Seventh Day Sabbath!
The quality that distinguishes the living from the dead;
To have an individual personal existence; To be a living Soul.
We read in St. John 3:16, For God so loved the world, that He gave His Only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have Everlasting Life.
There is only one way that Life can be obtained and that is in, through and by the Precious Shed Blood of Jesus, that Lame of God “YHWH.”
In the Beginning, God said, “Let there be Light” and that Light is the Life of mankind.
In St. Matthew 7:13-14 we read, Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: *Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
As we have just previously said, “There is only one way to receive Life and that is in, through and by the Shed Blood of Jesus.”
One thing to remember is that ALL mankind is born into sin/death; and the only way to overcome sin/death is by accepting Jesus as your Personal Saviour.
The Apostle John in St. John 5:39 wrote, Search the Scriptures; for in them ye think ye have Eternal Life: and they are they which testify of Me.
We cannot afford to just think that we are Saved (Have Life in Jesus) but we must know - that we know - that we are saved; that the Life of Christ abides in us.
There are many Scriptures, from the Book of Genesis through the Book of Revelation, that testify of or about Jesus therefore, we must read the "Whole" Book in order to know that we have the full knowledge of Jesus living and abiding in us, in our life.
We read in St. Luke 12:15, Jesus said, unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.
There are physical signs that indicate or show that a person is alive, but the quality of that life is in the living or how one is able to enjoy living.
The same is true in considering the Life of the Saints in Christ Jesus. There will be evidence to prove without a doubt that a person is truly Born Again, a Child of God, a Saint of the Most High, and part of the Body of Christ.
In 1st John 2:16-17 the Apostle John wrote, For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. *And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
All sin is culminated in the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life. Therefore, it is very important that the Saints examine themselves and to make sure that these things are subdued by the Precious Shed Blood of Jesus; and that they clothe themselves, in the Full Armour of the Lord, that they may be able to stand and not fail.
Doing the Will of the Father as Jesus did is the way that the Saints are to pattern their lives. We are to look into the Mirror of God’s Holy Word, the Bible and implement what is Written therein into our daily lives.
Prayer “Effective Communication with God, in, through and by the Precious Name of Jesus” is another factor that keeps the Saints where they need to be in Life.
In St. Matthew 10:27-39 we read, He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
*And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. *He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
When the Saints subject their self to the one in Authority “Jesus” then, the one in Authority “Jesus” will submit His Authority to the ones “The Saints” under His Authority. Praise His Holy and Righteous Name Forever More!
We read in St. Mark 10:29-30, Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s, *But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.
In farming, in order to receive a crop, one must first plant the seed. In like manner, in order to receive Life Everlasting one must give their self completely unto the Lord. As it is Written, “Give and ye shall receive good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over." St. Luke 6:38.
The Apostle Paul in Romans 8:6 wrote, For to be carnally minded is death; but to be Spiritually Minded is Life and Peace.
To be Spiritually Minded one must have the Mind of Christ. When a person has the Presence of Jesus in their life they have Life.
The Apostle John in St. John 6:63 wrote, It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
The word “Quickeneth” in the above Scripture means: to make alive or maketh alive. The Words that Jesus and His Disciples spoke were and are Life unto ALL that find and observe them. God is a Spirit and mankind is Created in His Image therefore, we are Spirit and to have Life abiding in us we need to consume/read and observe the Written Word of God, the Bible.
In 1st Timothy 6:9 the Apostle Paul wrote, But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
It is when a person leaves off the reading to God’s Holy Word, the Bible, and does not continually seek His Perfect Will/pray is when their Life begins to slip away therefore, we MUST stay in constant communication with the Lord and in reading and observing His Holy Written Word, the Bible.
In St. Matthew 19:29 we read, Every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
The more we cease from our own personal ambitions and look for and do His Perfect Will, the better our Life will be.
The more we put into serving and worshiping the Lord, the more we receive from Him and the stronger our Life is in Him. Praise His Holy Name!
The Apostle Paul in Ephesians 4:17-24 wrote, This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity “none profiting” of their mind, *Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance “unlearned” that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: *Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness “lust,” to work all uncleanness with greediness. *But ye have not so learned Christ; *If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: *That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; *And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; *And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
Before a person can put on that New Man, they must first put off the old man with all the lust thereof. Ignorance on the part of the Saints is not acceptable with God because as a general rule they have access to the Written Word of God, the Bible wherein all knowledge comes.
My heart’s desire is to incite the Saints to daily read the Bible, starting with Genesis 1:1 and reading through Revelation 22:21. It will take about a year to do, and then when you have finished, read it again and again.
It is the entrance of God’s Word that giveth Light, Life, Understanding and Health to those that receive it, the Believers.
In Colossians 3:4 the Apostle Paul wrote, When Christ, who is our Life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with Him in Glory.
Jesus is coming back for a people that are Like Him, 1st John 3:2; A people that have made themselves ready, Revelation 19:7; Jesus is coming for a people that are looking for Him, Titus 2:13.
We read in Revelation 22:14, Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
Through the years I have heard various people talking about having Rights and by Law there are Certain Rights that are afforded to everyone. In like manner, the Saints will have the Right to enter into the Gates of the Heavenly Kingdom of God and His Only Begotten Son, Jesus and they will also have the Right to Partake of the Tree of Life.
However, like in our own Civil Laws there are qualifying conditions that must be met in order to receive these Rights. In order to have the Right to Enter into Kingdom of Heaven and to eat of the Tree of Life a person must first accept Jesus as their Lord and Saviour “They must be Born Again” and they must also be one that willingly observes the Commandments of God.
The Apostle Paul in Romans 2:13 wrote, For not the hearers of the Law are just before God, but the doers of the Law shall be Justified.
Let’s look at the above Scripture like this: If a person says that they love someone and they do not show them any love, one would conclude that their love is shallow.
If we say we hear what the Word of the Lord says and we do not do what He says then we have not really heard what He said.
The Apostle Peter in 1st Peter 3:8-12 wrote, Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: *Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. *For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: *Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. *For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.
Righteousness, plain and simple is doing what the Written Word of God says to do or not doing what it says is not to be done.
Derwood A. Stewart, Minister
House of Prayer Sabbath Ministries