The Hebrew Word For Warning
2094. zahar, zaw-har; a prim. root; to gleam; fig. to enlighten (by caution):--admonish, shine, teach, (give) warn (-ing).
(Ezek 3:18 NKJV) "When I say to the wicked, 'You shall surely die,' and you give
him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his
life, that same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will
require at your hand.
(Ezek 3:19 NKJV) "Yet, if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul.
(Ezek 3:20 NKJV) "Again, when a righteous man turns from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die; because you did not give him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood I will require at your hand.
(Ezek 3:21 NKJV) "Nevertheless if you warn the righteous man that the righteous should not sin, and he does not sin, he shall surely live because he took warning; also you will have delivered your soul."
(Ezek 33:4 NKJV) 'then whoever hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take
warning, if the sword comes and takes him away, his blood shall be on his own
(Ezek 33:5 NKJV) 'He heard the sound of the trumpet, but did not take warning; his blood shall be upon himself. But he who takes warning will save his life.
(Ezek 33:6 NKJV) 'But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman's hand.'
(Ezek 33:7 NKJV) "So you, son of man: I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; therefore you shall hear a word from My mouth and warn them for Me.
(Ezek 33:8 NKJV) "When I say to the wicked, 'O wicked man, you shall surely die!' and you do not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand.
The Greek Word Used For Warning
3560. noutheteo, noo-thet-eh'-o; from the same as G3559; to put in mind, i.e. (by impl.) to caution or reprove gently:--admonish, warn.
(Col 1:24 NKJV) I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh
what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is
(Col 1:25 NKJV) of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God which was given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God,
(Col 1:26 NKJV) the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints.
(Col 1:27 NKJV) To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
(Col 1:28 NKJV) Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.
When the Priest, Lawyers, Scribes and Pharisees of Jesus' time, heard the Truths you are about to here,
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Welcome to Be A Christian Warrior. I love studying and teaching the Bible. I think what is offered on this web site could make an eternal difference in your future. But on the other hand, I do not want to waste your time, so I offer this heads up.
I find most of what Jesus actually taught while He was on the earth, many Christians are not very interested in even discussing. Why, to really live up to what Jesus taught while He walked the earth, requires the unspeakable in our culture. To walk in the light of The Words that Jesus spoke,
You must totally,
Deny and Die to yourself
Serve God and others
With all that you have.
Most Bible teachers, that I have been able to listen to, teach a life style doctrine based on the Old Testament. They do not teach what Jesus taught in the New Testament.
They teach a bless me some more for me, myself and my nation, Oh Lord doctrine, which is very much a part of what God offered His people in the Old Testament if they would obey the law.
Before you totally blow a fuse over that statement, let me qualify what I mean by it, then you can blow your fuse if you want.
We now live in the dispensation of Grace.
Jesus came to initiate this new dispensation.
The new dispensation changed the whole reason
for the existence of God's people on this earth.
The dispensations before Jesus came to earth were designed to sustain.
The new dispensation of Grace is designed to conquer by setting free.
During the Dispensation of Grace,
God Greatly Desires To Bless His Children On This Earth.
Let me say that again so it is very laud and clear.
During the Dispensation of Grace,
God Greatly Desires To Bless His Children On This Earth.
but not for, self-seeking, self-centered, selfish gain.
We are not here on earth to build our own little kingdoms.
We are here to build The Kingdom Of God.
Jesus Laid Out A Whole New Set Of Ground Rules
for His Body The Church To Live By.
So while you are here on my web, if you stay, you read the Words of Jesus and you decide what Jesus taught, as to what we are here for and how we are to live on this earth.
You go buy the four gospels on CD or tape and you listen to what Jesus taught, verse after verse and chapter after chapter.
(Heb 4:9 - 11 NKJV) There remains therefore a rest for the people of God.
(10) For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His. (11) Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience.
If you want to enter into God's rest as spoken of above, you get in the four gospels, Proverbs chapter 8 and the book of Act. You stay there, go no where else. You listen as many hours a day as you can until you understand the phenomenal truth concerning entering the rest offered by God. You will know when it is time to leave.
The new testament doctrine of Jesus is not hard to understand, it teaches us to
Completely die to self
Fill your heart with the Word of God which is Jesus Christ God's Son
Fill yourself with faith and trust in God which comes as you fill yourself with Jesus
Watch the things of this world grow strangely dim as the Word and Love of God consumes you with God's love for a dying world fills your being
This love will cause you to aim for a Jesus filled life, focusing on serving God and others and not self and the things of this world.
The new testament doctrine is not hard to understand, it is just hard to use to build the large followings and large ministries that the bless me some more for me and myself ministries can build with what they teach.
If you start teaching the Words of Jesus that are outlined below, your following will diminish rapidly.
Jesus stated many times that it would be the norm for people to not accept what He taught.
These following scriptures tell of the horrible fate of not living under the new guideline of the dispensation of Grace.
Jesus simply refers to the difference between following His teaching and not following as being chosen or not being chosen.
(Mat 22:13 - 14 NKJV) "Then the king said to the servants, 'Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'
(14) "For many are called, but few are chosen."
If many are called and only a few are chosen, we need to be finding out what it takes to get chosen, and start helping as many as we can get chosen.
If you continue, look at the Word and find the answers as to what Jesus tells us we will be doing to be chosen, what it takes to be chosen.
Please do not go yelling legalism here or think I am teaching some other doctrine of salvation other than;
(Rom 10:8 - 10 NKJV) But what does it say? "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart" (that is, the word of faith which we preach): (9) that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. (10) For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
I am not talking about a do's and don'ts life. I am talking about what Jesus said the born again believer would be doing and how he would be acting, how he would be living if that believer was being led by the Spirit of God.
(Mat 7:17 - 23NKJV) "Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. (18) "A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. (19) "Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. (20) "Therefore by their fruits you will know them. (21) "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. (22) "Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' (23) "And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'
These groups of verses are warnings from God, but they are much more than a warning, they are a cry of love to open the eye of anyone who reads these verses. If anyone can hear this cry, that person has found the narrow gate referred to by Jesus.
(Mat 7:13 - 14NKJV) "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. (14) "Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.
"For many are called, but few are chosen."
'I never knew you; depart from Me,
there are few who find it
(Do you think that Jesus made-up all these warning just to here himself talk.)
(Gal 6:7 NKJV) Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
(Gal 6:8 NKJV) For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.
(Gal 6:9 NKJV) And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
(WE, the children of God will reap when we enter into the presents of God. On earth, it is no longer I who live but Christ that lives in me. So what I reap on earth is for the Body Of Christ, not personal self.)
(Gal 6:10 NKJV) Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.
Sowing to the flesh VS Sowing to the Spirit
Not being chosen VS Being chosen
I never knew you VS Being known by The Father
Enter the wide Gate VS Entering the narrow gate.
It is my heart desire that this Tmail can help you understand the simple truth about what the fruit of your life will be if you are being led by The Spirit of God.
If this Tmail can do this for you, this will be one of the most spiritually uplifting Tmails I believe that you will ever read.
As Stated Above, There Is A Problem!
That problem is called, "the flesh"
(Are you Laodicean, covered below)
Most Laodiceans will never make it to the end of this page because of the truths pointed out in the next few verses of the Word.
The Laodiceans are a people living the life of many U.S. Christians some 2000 years ago.
satan has nothing new, same old tricks, same old lies.
Laodiceans choose to be part of the many not chosen, just as the young man, we are about to study, did in the following verses.
It is satan's self appointed job to keep you from becoming what is outlined below.
What you are about to read and learn from The Word Of God will be one of the most damaging Tmails that your flesh will ever encounter. The rage and the fit that your flesh and anyone else’s flesh will pitch over the following truth will cause many to turn and walk away as the man did in the following scriptures. Before we read these scriptures there are several things that need to be pointed out.
The first thing that needs to be pointed out is the prophecy concerning the resistance of man's flesh to God's Word and Will. Verses 22 is a very Prophetic statement, so must be viewed with great consideration.
The lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, the pride of life and the force of greed will be apart of each of us till we leave this earth, which will be covered more extensively below.
The next point we must take very serious is satan's ability to use this world and the things of this world to deceive mankind, (6)for he had great possessions.”.
Look at what satan used to try to tempt Jesus with, when Jesus started His ministry.
This is satan's big moment, and this is the final hand of play on the mountain of Jesus' temptation as He starts His ministry.
This is satan's big chance to spoil God's plan of Salvation for His creation, but the first hand satan played has fallen short.
he said to himself, I better pull out my trump card, it has always worked for me before. Nobody can resist stuff, stuff and more stuff and the earthly power that comes with the much stuff, not even Jesus.
satan bet all, thinking this is what it will take to get Jesus.
(Luke 4:5 -8 NKJV) Then the devil, taking Him up on a high mountain, showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. (6) And the devil said to Him, "All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. (7) "Therefore, if You will worship before me, all will be Yours." (8) And Jesus answered and said to him, "Get behind Me, Satan! For it is written, 'You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.'"
satan really has no new tricks. Yet, even with all God's warnings,
Man falls for the same lies century after century, decade after decade, years after year, day after day, hour after hour, minute after minute, second after second.
The final thing that needs to be pointed out and what I consider the most important thing to understand about the following verses is,
in this teaching Jesus is outlining the seven main points of the foundation of the New Testament's doctrine and its effect on man. He came to earth to initiate the New Testament's doctrine and to teach it's truths. In His teaching He also offers many warnings to men concerning man's acceptance of this new doctrine.
(The added numbers 1-7 in the two verse below, outline these seven points)
To be chosen you must find the Heart of God. You must hear the Cry from the heart of God. You must also heed God's warnings.
The following scriptures will point you towards God's Heart and Cry.
This is a true account of a man standing and talking with God. How easy it is to miss God when we do not take very serious every Word He speaks to us.
Mark 10:21-22 Then (7)Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, "One thing you lack: (1)Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and (4)you will have treasure in heaven; and (3)come, take up the cross, (2)and follow Me." (22) “(5)But he was sad at this word, and went away sorrowful, (6)for he had great possessions.”
1. We the body of Christ are here to show the love of God by giving of what we have to meeting the needs of others (1)(Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor.
It is very important to take the time here to point out that four times in the four gospels Jesus repeated this direct command. (God repeats nothing in the Word by accident).
If you then take the actions of Zacchaeus (click Here) after Jesus entered and taught at his house, add to this what the church did in Acts chapter 2 & 4, (covered below) and you have seven examples of this teaching, (1)(Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor. and the results that it caused.
If then, after you read 2 Timothy chapter 3: 1-7, (also covered below) and you will put your hand to the ear of your spiritual heart, you just might hear the Spirit of the the Living God as He says;
(Rev 3:21- 22 NKJV) "To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My
throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. (22) "He
who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."' "
2. As we give to others and their needs, opportunities to build the Kingdom of God will arise. (2), and follow Me.) When Jesus called disciples, He told them the reason He was calling them to follow Him. This is pointed out in the two following verses, (Mat 4:19 NKJV) Then He said to them, "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men." (Mat 18:11 NKJV) "For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.
If you are a confessing Christian you have been invited By God Almighty Him Self to join his army and fight for the souls of the lost that walk the earth.
Although being recruited into the army of God is a choice, God has much to say about those that never join and those that do join, yet get distracted from there duties as a soldier in His army.
Please here the cry of the heart of God for lost and dying soul.
What is the Pass Word at the check points on the fields of battle in God's Army?
3. This third point is what has not been taught in many divisions of the Body of Christ that are on the earth today. (3) Come, take up the cross, which is explained in the following scriptures. Col 3:3 for you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. (Gal 2:20 NKJV) "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
We live in a body that is consumed with the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, the pride of life and the force of greed. Our bodies will always be consumed with these passions, until it is transformed into the likeness of Jesus
You must roll out of bed every morning on to the cross of self crucifixion. The cross is for a live body, There is no need to put a dead body on a cross. As long as you live on this earth before the rapture, the fleshly body will have to be crucified every day if you desire to follow Jesus.
You do not have to take my word for it, what is my word.
You should only take Jesus' Word as to how you are to live every moment of life.
If you will listen to the Words of Jesus, see and hear the heart and cry of God. You will learn to allow the Spirit of God to rule and direct your spirit. You will be able to walk in the spirit and not the flesh;
(Heb 4:12 NKJV) For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
To know The Living Word of God and Its Power is to know The Spirit of God that lives in you never once got excited about any home you ever bought, any auto you have ever driven or any Material thing that you have possessed.
What is more profound than all that is the Spirit of God has never gotten excited about any building we the body of Christ have gathered to gather to build.
66:1 & 2 NKJV) Thus says the LORD: "Heaven is My throne, And earth is My
footstool. Where is the house that you will build Me? And where is the place of
(2) For all those things My hand has made, And all those things exist," Says the LORD. "But on this one will I look: On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, And who trembles at My word.
Those desires and excitements are about things of this world. That which gets excited about the things of this world is your flesh, not your spirit man, if your spirit has been born again and filled with the Word of the living God.
If building the buildings that we call churches would have saved a country from sin, we would be the most saved country that has ever existed. We are here to build the body of Christ, not another building.
If the Body of Christ in the U.S.A. would have used the money we have used to build buildings, to pay foot soldiers' salaries to take and hold the land we occupy, for the Lord, The story of this country we live in would be quite different today. We build a lot of very expensive training centers, which we use to do very little train and even less sending out into the world.
(Mat 6:24 NKJV) "No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
To serve in the army of God you must remember the Pass Word.
What is the Pass Word?
What excites the heavenly host;
(Luke 15:7 NKJV) "I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.
If we were using the buildings we have 24/7 training soldier to fight. This country would be changed into a country severing God in a Matter of months.
How is this possible. (1 John 4:4 NKJV) You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
4. As Christians we are here to serve God and others. God wants us to Col 3:2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. We do this by giving to others which Jesus said is the way that He comes to know us as Children of God. Also as we lead others to the saving knowledge of Jesus, we are building the kingdom of God. This act makes deposits into a heavenly bank account, which is a rewards program established by God for us the Body of Christ. (4)( you will have treasure in heaven). Our blessings for our self come when we enter eternity. The blessings we receive now on this earth are mainly for Building the Kingdom and helping others with struggles and needs on this earth.
5 & 6. (5)But he was sad at this word & (6)for he had great possessions.”. This simple statement is one of the greatest prophetic warning that can be found in the New Testament for end time believers.
This prophecy warns us of the resistance of man's flesh to God's Word and Will and to satan's ability to deceive man with the world and the things of this world.
The Word Of God is all that is real for all eternity. satan always comes immediately to steal what is real, the Word that is sown in our hearts. I am doing nothing here but quoting scriptures, and telling you nothing but that they mean exactly what they say. You can take God at face value, He is not trying to confuse you or deceive you. satan is the deceiver not God.
satan is alive and well and he is at work in this earth at this very second. I bet you satan is after the control of your soul, AT THIS VERY MOMENT, I bet everything in you is screaming,
I Do Not Have Time For This.
PLEASE BE FORE WARNED, this prophecy (5) But he was sad at this word) also warns us, as to man's ability to be deceived, because of the powerful hold this world, the things of this world and satan has on our flesh.
Paul tells us in;
7:18 NKJV) For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for
to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find.
When a person finally totally understands this truth, he has come to the God given ability to understand what Jesus means by the statement which is pointed out above;
(3) Come, take up the cross
God repeats this five time in the Four Gospels.
You must understand, for God to repeat something five times in the Word is a phenomenal occurrence.
(Mat 10:38 NKJV) "And he who
does not take his cross and follow after Me is
not worthy of Me.
(Mat 16:24 NKJV) Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.
(Mark 8:34 NKJV) When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, "Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.
(Mark 10:21 NKJV) Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, "One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me."
(Luke 9:23 NKJV) Then He said to them all, "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.
A special note is needed here to point out, the command to take up the cross always proceeds the request of Jesus for us to follow Him.
When we the Body of Christ are finally able to see the waste that we have been apart of by trying to make it look good for the eyes and feel good for the mind and body, we might be able to finally sell out to the real cause of Christ which is helping others and building the Kingdom.
How easy is it to deny our self and take up the cross and follow Jesus
(Luke 22:40 NKJV) When He came to the place, He
said to them, "Pray that you may not enter into temptation."
(Luke 22:41 NKJV) And He was withdrawn from them about a stone's throw, and He knelt down and prayed,
(Luke 22:42 NKJV) saying, "Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done."
(Luke 22:43 NKJV) Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him.
(Luke 22:44 NKJV) And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
Here you can see the struggle of denying ones self, and the struggle of sending the flesh to the cross.
Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him
If Jesus needed and angel to strengthen Him, then how much more are we going to need the power of God to help us as we daily face the command to crucify our flesh.
There are many promises in the Word to us concerning God's help. The only way to walk in the light of the following scripture is to daily strive to grow into the dependency of these promises.
(Rev 3:21- 22 NKJV) "To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. (22) "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."' "
One of satan’s Greatest Deception
One of satan’s greatest deception that he has been able to pull over on the church today is that the Body of Christ lives as though we are in a time of peace instead of a time of war.
As individuals we each work hard to build our individual lives, and our own little kingdoms on this earth. As individual groups we work together building organizations that resemble the worlds social clubs. We make the world's entertainment very much a part of what we do, to entice others to join.
It is time the church became the church of Jesus Christ. Start teaching what Jesus taught; three times He said if you want to follow me, you must deny yourself. Four times He said go sell all that you have and give to benefit others. Five time He taught us to deny our self by taking up the our cross.
The church must learn how to become a Boot Camp to train Warriors for war, not provide social seekers a place to come for pleasure. Find you a Navy Seal or a Marine Drill Sergeant and have him come and talk about self-denial and what it would mean to give all for a single cause. We have the greatest cause that has ever existed on the this plant, delivering souls from the pit of hell. We are apart of the greatest army that has ever walked the earth. Yet we are the most under trained force that has ever been on this earth.
This worlds warriors know more about self sacrifice and giving all for a cause than probably 99% of all Christian Warriors in the U.S. This Worlds warriors have been taught and many have experienced the self sacrifice of being in a real battle facing life or death. Christian warriors have not been taught and most have not experienced the on the battle field, giving of there self totally for the cause of Christ. We are to busy playing the game of worldly culture with the world.
The culture that we live in is now to the point of beyond Materialization. The Church in the U.S. is very much caught up in this Materialization craze. What is horrible is that many, Body Of Christ Leaders, Pastors and Christian Business Owners support and drive the craving of stuff for our own personal uses through out the Body of Christ.
People are given what their flesh wants to hear, so they will keep coming back. Christian leaders demonstrate a life style of much Material gain for ones on personal use. This stuff centered life styles falsely represents what God wants for His Children on this earth.
These following scriptures are ones that I would encourage any pastor to read to the point of near memorization or memorize. These scriptures are God’s prophesy for the prosperity message taught by many churches today. Please be willing to allow God to show you the truth found in these verses.
(2 Tim 3:1-7 NKJV) But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: (2) For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, (3) unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, (4) traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, (5) having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! (6) For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, (7) always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
(Luke 17:26 - 36 NKJV) "And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: (27 ) "They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. (28) "Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; (29) "but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. (30 ) "Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed. (31) "In that day, he who is on the housetop, and his goods are in the house, let him not come down to take them away. And likewise the one who is in the field, let him not turn back. (32) "Remember Lot's wife. (33) "Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it. (34) "I tell you, in that night there will be two men in one bed: the one will be taken and the other will be left. (35) "Two women will be grinding together: the one will be taken and the other left. (36) "Two men will be in the field: the one will be taken and the other left."
(7)Jesus, looking at him, loved him. God has one Goal for His Body The Church. Tell the truth so men will have the opportunity to be set free from the world and the things of the world so they can be saved.
Can you here the Heart of God Crying,
Tell My people the Truth.
Jesus said that many are called, but few are chosen. Your job as a Body Of Christ Leader, Pastor or Christian Business Owner, is to find out from the Word, from the mouth of Jesus, what it takes to be chosen, and get some chosen.
Why does satan fight so hard to keep any part of your flesh alive.
As a Christian, if all of you ever dies,
satan Has Another Jesus On His Hands.
The present day prosperity message leading Christians to desire a lot of Material stuff for ones own personal uses, is a lie from the pit of hell. Not teaching the Body of Christ the true new testament doctrine is what has created the present day Laodicean church. The following scriptures describing the Laodicean Church are prophesying the fatal end of these Laodicean church members.
(Rev 3:14-22 NKJV) "And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, 'These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: (15) "I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. (16) "So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. (17) "Because you say, 'I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing'; and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked; (18) "I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. (19) "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. (20) "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. (21) "To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. (22) He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."'
Do not miss the warning found in these scriptures; it will cost you more than you ever wanted to pay. (I will vomit you out of My mouth.) (Luke 16:13-15 NKJV) "No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon." (14) Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, also heard all these things, and they derided Him. (15) And He said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God.
The only way that man can understand the mind and heart of God is through the revelation given to us through Jesus Christ His only begotten Son. To know Jesus is to become lost in the four gospels. We as Christians must listen to what He teaches, feel the feelings He feels and learn to desire the things that He desires, think from His Heart and Mind.
The great lie to the current day Body of Christ is that we are here to live a life of bliss desiring to have and use all the wonderful things that man has made to fill our lives with ease and comfort.
You only have to spend a few days in the four gospels to experience the truth concerning our existence on this earth. The earth is not our home, it is not a place we should seek to be comfortable in. The earth is a war zone. Casualties of this war enter the most horrible eternal existence that could ever be imagined.
With ever second that the Body of Christ has spent in R & R, thousands have entered the pit of hell, forever lost, forever gone. The four Gospels make it very clear that we are to die to self and give our lives to bear much fruit building The Kingdom of God.
Only those that bear fruit in Christ building the Kingdom will be counted worthy to enter The Kingdom of God. This war is filled with love, joy, peace and. excitement with gladness, but for the victories in the Spirit not for the gains in the flesh. As we march onward into battle experiencing the victories of building the kingdom, we must remember, this is a war and Jesus warned of casualties
(Mat 24:9 NKJV) "Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake. In Him we are more than enough to deal with anything the enemy brings against us (John 16:33 NKJV) "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have over come the world." The victory is ours for the taking, but we must go to the battle to win these victories for the Lord.
(1 Pet 5:8 NKJV) Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. (2 Tim 2:3 NKJV) You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. (2 Tim 2:4 NKJV) No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.
(Acts 2:44 – 47 NKJV) Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, (45) and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need. (46) So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, (47) praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.
(Acts 5:42 NKJV) And daily in the temple, and in every house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.
(Acts 4:31- 35 NKJV) And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness. (32) Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common. (33) And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all. (34) Nor was there anyone among them who lacked; for all who were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds of the things that were sold, (35) and laid them at the apostles' feet; and they distributed to each as anyone had need.
believed were together
had all things in common
sold their possessions and goods
divided them among all
as anyone had need
continuing daily with one accord
in the temple
breaking bread from house to house (sounds like a lot of foot soldiers to me)
they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart
having favor with all the people (not because of the home they lived in or the car they drove or how big the temple was.)
the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved
daily (sounds like a real boot camp or military training preparing men for war to me)
in the temple
in every house (sounds like a lot of foot soldiers to me)
they did not cease teaching
preaching Jesus as the Christ.
when they had prayed
the place where they were assembled together was shaken
they were all filled with the Holy Spirit
they spoke the word of God with boldness
the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul
neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own
they had all things in common
with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus
great grace was upon them all
Nor was there anyone among them who lacked
for all who were possessors of lands or houses sold them
brought the proceeds of the things that were sold
laid them at the apostles' feet
the apostles went and built another big building, NOT (we could sell half of what we have to the world, start using what we have 24/7 to train, and still have unused facility time. )
they distributed to each as anyone had need (who's needs were they distributing to, the foot soldier on the field of battle. The Bible does not teach a charity program so every lazy bum can lay around and watch the box from the pit of hell all day. 2 Th 3:10 For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.)
The above is the fulfillment of the following;
4:11 - 16NKJV) And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some
evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,
(12) for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,
(13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;
(14) that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting,
(15) but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head; Christ; (16) from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.
12:1 NKJV) I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you
present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your
(Rom 12:2 NKJV) And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
(Rom 12:3 NKJV) For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.
(Rom 12:4 NKJV) For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function,
(Rom 12:5 NKJV) so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.
(Rom 12:6 NKJV) Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith;
(Rom 12:7 NKJV) or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching;
(Rom 12:8 NKJV) he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
(Rom 12:9 NKJV) Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good.
(Rom 12:10 NKJV) Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another;
(Rom 12:11 NKJV) not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;
(Rom 12:12 NKJV) rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;
(Rom 12:13 NKJV) distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.
(Rom 12:14 NKJV) Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
(Rom 12:15 NKJV) Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.
(Rom 12:16 NKJV) Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.
(Rom 12:17 NKJV) Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men.
(Rom 12:18 NKJV) If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.
(Rom 12:19 NKJV) Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord.
(Rom 12:20 NKJV) Therefore "If your enemy is hungry, feed him; If he is thirsty, give him a drink; For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head."
(Rom 12:21 NKJV) Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Can you see the Big Picture.
It is not about stuff and self. It is about God and Others.
Body of Christ Leader
· First question, How do you lead: (Rom 12:8 NKJV) he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
· Second question; What must you be aware of about the path that you are leading others down: (Mat 7:13-14NKJV) "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. (14) "Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. (there are few who find it???????)
· Third question; Where do you lead: (Luke 6:39-40 NKJV) And He spoke a parable to them: "Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into the ditch? (40) "A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher. You lead to the teacher, Jesus.
· Forth question; What does Jesus ask of those following: Him (Luke 9:23-24NKJV) Then He said to them all, "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. (24) "For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it.
Narrow is the gate and difficult is the way, which leads to life, and there are few who find it. Those that do find it will be lead to get in step behind Jesus. Jesus makes it very clear multiple times what one must do to follow Him. To follow Jesus means to learn how to deny your self daily, through crucifying the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, the pride of life and the force of greed. The Body of Christ has a mission on this earth and can only be accomplished as they are lead to be God centered and others centered instead of self centered and things centered.
As a pastor God wants you to prepare and direct into battle, those that He has given you. Teach your warriors to die to self and live to meet the needs of others and build the Kingdom Of God. Send these Christian Warriors forth to the building of The Kingdom God. God Desires that each soldier work hard so they can have much Heavenly Treasure waiting for their arrival in heaven.
The Victory Is Ours As We Go To The Battle.
Your warriors are to take and hold the ground that surrounds your church building. Draw several circles around your church building smaller to larger. (Plan Of Attack) Plan a degree of attack within each circle. As your church makes adjustments in their personal life styles, you should be able to have 20 to 30 percent of your members as paid full time warriors. The rest of your warriors should serve a minimum of three days a month and two weeks a year similar to the National Guard. Divide the weekend warriors in to four groups so there are always enough warriors on duty to take and hold the ground God has given you to conquer.
Within the first circle there should not be a single individual that is unknown to your warriors. With every need that is found, every attempt should continually be made to solve that need, because we have a Commander and Chief big enough to handle any problem.
If your assault force is big enough, you can have a second and even a third zone away from the church that would be your home mission and then your foreign mission. The same active involvement would be necessary to take and secure these areas for the Lord.
If you have ever wondered where and when the power of God would show up in a very miraculous way. Make this kind of commitment to the building of the Kingdom of God and God will show up in a way that will astonish even the most vivid miracle-believing believer.
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Christian Business Owner
What I am about to tell you The Word Teaches, you can find as many bless me Lord Bible teachers, as you want, telling you the opposite.
What I am asking you to do is get the four gospels on CD preferably NKJV, get alone for two weeks and learn how to think and feel what Jesus thinks and feels. You will then know the truth and the truth will set you free.
(Luke 12:48 NKJV) For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more. The much being referred to here is your responsibility to God and others.
(James 4:13 - 15 NKJV) Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit"; (14) whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. (15) Instead you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that." Nothing on this earth is ours. It all belongs to God. Anything that we have or control, it is a loan from God.
God never gives anything to anyone so that they can use it to make themselves superior, better than, more than another individual. As an example of what Jesus expects from us as to our attitude towards others, Jesus, God in the flesh, gets on His knees and washed the feet of the disciples. As a business owner, to under estiMate the profound meaning this act represents will cost more than you ever wanted to pay.
A simple test for you to use to judge if the Spirit of the Living God is leading you, have you used God’s gift of being a business owner, to set yourself above, provide for yourself the means to have a better quality of life than you are willing to give to all those that work for you?
This is the heart of Jesus, giving to God and the need of others. Self is denied and your flesh is crucified daily. (Mat 20:25–28 NKJV) But Jesus called them to Himself and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. (26) "Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. (27) "And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave; (28) "just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many."
When a person hears the Word and receives the Word, Jesus refers to this as good ground (Mat 13:8 NKJV) "But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. The others here is the seed of The Word. The question is, Are You Good Ground.
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