Heavenly Treasure

To the Leaders of the Church

Pastor, Teachers, etc,etc.

 

 

 

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James 1 

New Living Translation (NLT)

Greetings from James

This letter is from James, a slave of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ.

I am writing to the “twelve tribes”—Jewish believers scattered abroad.

Greetings!

Faith and Endurance

Dear brothers and sisters,[a] when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.

If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do.

Believers who are[b] poor have something to boast about, for God has honored them. 10 And those who are rich should boast that God has humbled them. They will fade away like a little flower in the field. 11 The hot sun rises and the grass withers; the little flower droops and falls, and its beauty fades away. In the same way, the rich will fade away with all of their achievements.

12 God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. 13 And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong,[c] and he never tempts anyone else. 14 Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. 15 These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death.

16 So don’t be misled, my dear brothers and sisters. 17 Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens.[d] He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.[e] 18 He chose to give birth to us by giving us his true word. And we, out of all creation, became his prized possession.[f]

Listening and Doing

19 Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. 20 Human anger[g] does not produce the righteousness[h] God desires. 21 So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls.

22 But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. 23 For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. 24 You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like. 25 But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it.

26 If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are fooling yourself, and your religion is worthless. 27 Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.

 

 

Chapter 26

 

When God put it in my heart to write this chapter dedicated to church leaders,

I was somewhat weary as to my ability to do so from an objective frame of mind

 and a non bayous heart. I come from a background starting very early in my

childhood and the battle is continuing even now, of having absolutely zero trust

 and a very strong lack of respect for adults that place them self in leadership position.

 (Thus, I spent most of my life working with children.) I attended a 9 month

 Bible training school in the mid seventies and spent about four years in full

time ministry. During that four year my trust and respect for adult church leaders,

mainly pastors, when from zero to non existent. The wounds that I brought with me

from my childhood, got torn open, salt poured in, spit in, clawed at, to the point that

I mostly went in to exile for twenty some odd years. I know now that during that time

 God was working in my life continually preparing me for the work that He has had

planned for me to do, from my beginning. All He needed to do was to get me to the

point that I wanted to give up all, everything, have nothing that I would hold on to

that would get in the way of allowing Christ to take full control of my life. I wish

that I could say that I was 100% stripped of me, I am not. But I can say that for the

 first time ever, I can see clearly the direction God wants me to go.

 God gave me this scripture to lock on to.

 

(John 3:30 NKJV)       

(30) "He must increase, but I must decrease. (31) "He who comes from above is above all;

he who is of the earth is earthly and speaks of the earth. He who comes from heaven is above all.

(32) "And what He has seen and heard, that He testifies; and no one receives His testimony.

(33) "He who has received His testimony has certified that God is true.

(34) "For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God,

for God does not give the Spirit by measure.

(35) "The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into His hand.

 (36) "He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does

not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him."

 

God spoke this to my heart knowing that through the development of this

study I would understand the imagery intend in the next few statements.

I must continue to decrease to the point that John decreased.

I must decrease to the point that I also loose my head. You see,

 Jesus is the Head of the body. The body can only functions as

One In Christ if it has only one head, which is Christ.

 

 My head is not needed because, in my mind, in my will, in my emotions,

 in my flesh there is no good thing, Zero, Nothing, Useless.

This world, the things of this world, satan, the culture and society that I live,

 that I am full of, have been embedded into my being. Why? My mind and my

flesh was created to take in all that surrounds me. And it did take in much.

Even if the full truth of the Word is preached, we would probably take in more

of this world than is spiritually healthly. But for us in the U.S., we have been

given a multi portion of this worlds pollution. Just through the TV alone,

we probably take in more that goes against the Word’s standards of living in one day,

than someone maybe 150 years ago would taken in, in well,

 possibly a year or maybe even a whole life time.

 

What happened to cause this, why do we take in so much, much

 more than people of past years? Is the Word of God not strong enough

to deal with the sin of our culture. No, the Word of God can handle

the sin of any generation. What has happened is the church leaders,

pastors, teachers, etc, etc, did not decrease until headless.

We have been preached and taught a watered down version of the gospel.

 The church leadership in the U.S. is very much caught up in the social,

economic and culture systems of this country.

 

The Body of Christ has been preached a blend of what could be called U.S.

Bible life style. The end result is we do not know each other,

we do not care about each other, ministry is not any where near the top of our monthly,

or weekly, more less our daily agenda. As I stated earlier,

we have become individual bless me Lord Christians which show up for church on

Sunday to hear a bless me more Lord inspiring sermon.

 

For that we will pay a pastor and give to a pastor so he can live a bless

 me more Lord pastors life. You take one step past the pastor and after

that the music ministry will be next in line to be paid and to receive

a bless me Lord in the U.S. life style. Usually after those two make me

 feel good ministries, comes the building. Make it look good and make

me feel good is what church is all about in this country.

 

After that, the real church,

the body of Christ, is not willing to pay much to aid other ministries.

The break down of support in the church of what is important to us and

what we are willing to put money into to make it the best it can be goes

down hill very fast after the make me feel good and make it look good need is met.

 

 For example, the average Christian school principal will be paid about half

 of what the pastor is paid. There is not even a scale to go by to compare the salaries

 of Christian school teachers to anything. Other ministries in the church,

much of the time are left to get support any way they can.

The real lets make a major difference in the life of others,

ministries, are usually supported individually by the people that do them.

The church in the U.S. fits perfectly into the description of the Laodiciean church.

 

From the pulpit, sin is no longer called sin.

Deny yourself, take up your cross and follow

Jesus has not been truly preached in a long time.

It is no longer I that live, but it is Christ that

 lives in me has not been heard nor could it

 easily be understood by most U.S. Christians.

Therefore the body of Christ in the U.S. is without a clear line that separates

us from the world. Just through the entertainment industry alone, we the body

of Christ in the U.S. have allowed ourselves to watch the ten commands of

God be violated in us, well I doubt that there is a number that could be written

 that could represent the number of violation we as a whole, one body of Christ,

 have allowed to enter into our being. Do you think for one second that if

Christ was alive on this earth he would have taken into Himself all the filth

we have taken in through Hollywood. Well, He is alive and all that filth is a

part of His Body, His Body the church, the body of Christ in the U.S.

 

The reason that this happened is because we have not allowed

Jesus to function as the Head of the Church, His body. We all have been

functioning as the heads. Us as heads are individual bless me Lord heads.

We live independent from each other. We live seeking our own agenda,

 able to show limited or no concern for each and every member of the

 body of Christ. As long as we allow our self to see the world through

our own eyes, hear the world through our own ears, perceive the world

through our own intellect, we will be a body with out a head.

 

We will have no back bone to make us stand up straight and tall and

 be the body of Christ a lost and dying world can see and understand..

 Until Christ becomes the Head of the Church, and the Church sees

this world and what is important to God the Father in this world through the;

  • Eyes of Christ
  • Ears of Christ
  • Feelings of Christ
  • The True Heart of Christ

We the Church in the U.S. will remain the spitting image of the Laodiciean Church.

 

The Judgment of the Lord Starts First

In The House Of The Lord.

 

(1 Pet 4:17 NKJV)

(17) For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God;

and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?

 (18) Now "If the righteous one is scarcely saved, Where will the ungodly and the sinner appear?"

(19) Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good,

as to a faithful Creator.

 

Church Leader, Pastor, Teacher, etc, etc, This is the end.

Do you hear what I am saying. It is the end. The dispensation

of Grace is very soon coming to a close. Seven minutes, seven years,

I personally do not know exactly, no man on earth does.

I do know this, what ever you are going to do, do it now,

or God is going to find someone that will! He wants you very

much to take your rightful place under the head of the Church,

Jesus, but He does not have to have you to get the job done.

 

(Mat 22:1 NKJV)

(1) And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables and said:

(2) "The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son,

 (3) "and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding;

and they were not willing to come.

 (4) "Again, he sent out other servants, saying, 'Tell those who are invited,

 "See, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatted cattle are killed,

and all things are ready. Come to the wedding."'

 (5) "But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his business.

 (6) "And the rest seized his servants, treated them spitefully, and killed them.

(7) "But when the king heard about it, he was furious. And he sent out his armies,

 destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.

(8) "Then he said to his servants, 'The wedding is ready,

but those who were invited were not worthy.

(9) 'Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding.'

(10) "So those servants went out into the highways and gathered together

all whom they found, both bad and good. And the wedding hall was filled with guests.

 (11) "But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did

 not have on a wedding garment. (12) "So he said to him,

'Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment?'

 And he was speechless. (13) "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."

 

We are still living in the dispensation of grace,

 and the God of love is dealing with your heart at

this second with much mercy and grace.

But the final judgment of the Lord is now coming and is here.

His judgment is now beginning in His House, the House of the Lord.

The greatest move of the Spirit of God since Christ walked on the earth is at hand.

Church Leader, Pastor, Teacher, etc, etc, die, die to yourself.

 Rip off the things of this world that have attached them self to you.

Receive this Word from the Lord, and you will be exalted in due time.

When is our time to be exalted, The Bible says that in me, my flesh,

 there is no good thing. The only good thing on this earth now, is Jesus.

He is the only one to be exalted on earth. I will be exalted when

I walk through the gate of heaven, because I will then be in His likeness,

worthy to be exalted. Now I am worth nothing to God unless

 I will die to me and let Christ live in me.

 

Now while I am on this earth,

the only good that I am to the Father

is if I will die,

die,

die to me and

let Jesus life His life in me and through me.

 

(1 Pet 5:1 –11 NKJV)

The elders who are among you I exhort, I who am a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ,

and also a partaker of the glory that will be revealed: (2) Shepherd the flock of

God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion

 but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly;

(3) nor as being lords over those

entrusted to you,

 but being examples to the flock;

(4) and when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown

of glory that does not fade away. (5) Likewise you younger people,

submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and

be clothed with humility, for

"God resists the proud,

But gives grace to the humble."

(6) Therefore humble yourselves

under the mighty hand of God,

 that He may exalt you in due time,

 (7) casting all your care upon Him,

for He cares for you.

 (8) Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion,

 seeking whom he may devour. (9) Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same

sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. (10) But may the

God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus,

after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and

settle you. (11) To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Stand up before the Church and Declare;

You will be settled in Christ when it is no longer you that lives, but Christ that lives in you,

God wants you to die to yourself and

you let Jesus

be in full control in you.

He is the Head of all.

Those that are called to the ministry of the body are simple mouths

that take in the food of His Spirit and feed the body and of Christ.

 

Pastor, Teachers, etc,etc.

You are no good to God unless you will

Feed the Body of Christ the truth.

You are no good to God unless you will

Call sin sin.

I mean, really call all sin sin.

Big Time

Call sin sin.

Call all sin sin!

Cast off the cares

of this world.

Put on the

whole armor of God.

Stand fast in faith.

Declare to the Church

This is the acceptable year of the Lord.

Tell the Church, the Body of Christ

Die to yourself

Or

Be Vomited

Go into the world and bear much fruit,

God’s fruit.

If any remains

a Vine without fruit,

God’s fruit,

He will be cut off

And thrown into the

Fire.

Again I tell you,

Tell your people they

must die to

their selves.

Jesus is the only true vine and if we have been grafted into Him we will bear the fruit

that gives  much

Heavenly Treasure,

Not earthly treasure.

Cast away all need for worldly treasure and live in the light of the Word.

We must do this now for tomorrow will be to late.

Our

Hope For Tomorrow

is in obeying the truth of the Word today.

To walk the straight and narrow path is a

very simple process.

Crucify yourself with the Word.

Fill yourself with the Word.

Let the Light and Life of the Word,

Live in you.

The Light and Life is Jesus!

 

(John 15:1- 26 NKJV)

(1) "I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.

(2) "Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every

branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.

(3) "You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.

 (4) "Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself,

 unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.

 (5) "I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him,

bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.

(6) "If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered;

and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.

(7) "If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire,

and it shall be done for you. (8) "By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit;

so you will be My disciples. (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.

(11) "These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.

 (12) "This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

 (13) "Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends.

(14) "You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.

(15) "No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing;

 but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.

(16) "You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should

go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the

Father in My name He may give you. (17) "These things I command you, that you love one another.

(18) "If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.

(19) "If you were of the world, the world would love its own.

Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.

 (20) "Remember the word that I said to you, 'A servant is not greater than his master.'

 If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also.

 (21) "But all these things they will do to you for My name's sake,

because they do not know Him who sent Me.

(22) "If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have

no excuse for their sin. (23) "He who hates Me hates My Father also.

 (24) "If I had not done among them the works which no one else did,

 they would have no sin; but now they have seen and also hated both Me and My Father.

(25) "But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law,

'They hated Me without a cause.' (26) "But when the Helper comes, whom

I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me.

 

Pastor, Teachers, etc,etc.

Would you like one final chance to really do it right?

Is it not great,

that we are still living in the dispensation of

Mercy and Grace

 

 

 

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Galatians 5

New Living Translation (NLT)

Freedom in Christ

So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law.

Listen! I, Paul, tell you this: If you are counting on circumcision to make you right with God, then Christ will be of no benefit to you. I’ll say it again. If you are trying to find favor with God by being circumcised, you must obey every regulation in the whole law of Moses. For if you are trying to make yourselves right with God by keeping the law, you have been cut off from Christ! You have fallen away from God’s grace.

But we who live by the Spirit eagerly wait to receive by faith the righteousness God has promised to us. For when we place our faith in Christ Jesus, there is no benefit in being circumcised or being uncircumcised. What is important is faith expressing itself in love.

You were running the race so well. Who has held you back from following the truth? It certainly isn’t God, for he is the one who called you to freedom. This false teaching is like a little yeast that spreads through the whole batch of dough! 10 I am trusting the Lord to keep you from believing false teachings. God will judge that person, whoever he is, who has been confusing you.

11 Dear brothers and sisters,[a] if I were still preaching that you must be circumcised—as some say I do—why am I still being persecuted? If I were no longer preaching salvation through the cross of Christ, no one would be offended. 12 I just wish that those troublemakers who want to mutilate you by circumcision would mutilate themselves.[b]

13 For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. 14 For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”[c] 15 But if you are always biting and devouring one another, watch out! Beware of destroying one another.

Living by the Spirit’s Power

16 So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves. 17 The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions. 18 But when you are directed by the Spirit, you are not under obligation to the law of Moses.

19 When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, 21 envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.

22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!

24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. 25 Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives. 26 Let us not become conceited, or provoke one another, or be jealous of one another.