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SALVATION IS BY GRACE AND NOT BY WORKS

EPISTLE 3
SALVATION IS BY GRACE AND NOT BY WORKS
CHAPTER 1

1.“AND if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed and heirs according to the promise” (Gal. 3:29, KJV).

2.“And now that we are Christ’s we are the true descendants of Abraham, and all of God’s promises to him belong to us” (Gal. 3:29, LB).

3. “And if you belong to Christ (are in him who is Abraham’s seed), then you are Abraham’s offspring and (spiritual) heirs according to promise” (Gal. 3:29, AMP).

4.Every true Christian whether man or woman is called a seed of Abraham, and is an heir according to promise of God.

5. That is, he will share and inherit all that God promised Abraham. Abraham is considered to be the father of our faith.

6. You can see from this that the real Children of Abraham are all the men of faith who really trust in God.

7. What’s more, the scriptures look forward to this time when God will save the Gentiles also, through their faith. God told Abraham about this long ago when he said, I will bless those in every nation who trust in me as you do.

8. And so it is all who trust in Christ that share the same blessing Abraham received” (Gal.3:7-9, LB).

9. “Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.

10. And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.

11. So they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham” (Gal. 3:7-9, KJV).

12. Know and understand that it is (really) the people (who live) by faith who are (the true) sons of Abraham.

13. And the scripture foreseeing that God would justify (declare righteous, put in right standing with himself) the Gentiles in consequence of faith, proclaimed the gospel (foretelling the glad tidings of a savior long before hand) to Abraham in the promise, saying, In you shall all the nations (of the earth) be blessed.

14. So then, those who are people of faith are blessed and made happy and favored by God (as partners in fellowship) with the believing and trusting Abraham” (Gal. 3:7-9, AMP).

15. Whoever that is holding the faith of Christ today is holding the faith of Abraham.

16. “And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.

17. And, behold, there was a man named Zacheus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.

18. And he sought to see Jesus who he was, and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.

19. And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was to pass that way.

20. And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacheus, make haste, and come down, for today I must abide in thy house.

21. And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.

22. And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner,

23. And zacheus stood, and said unto the Lord, Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor, and if I have taken anything from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.

24. And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.” (Luke 19:1-9, KJV).

25. As Jesus was passing through Jericho, a man named Zacheus, one of the most influential Jews in the Roman tax- collecting business, (and, of course a very rich man).

26. Tried to get a look at Jesus, but he was too short to see over the crowds,

27. So he ran ahead and climbed into the sycamore tree beside the road, to watch from there.

28. When Jesus came by, He looked up at zacheus and called him by name zacheus, He said, quick come down, for I am going to be a guest in your house today.

29. Zacheus hurriedly climbed down and took Jesus to his house in great excitement and joy.

30. But the crowd was displeased, he has gone to be the guest of a notorious sinner, they grumbled.

31. Meanwhile, Zacheus stood before the Lord and said, Sir, from now on I will give half my wealth to the poor, and if I find I have overcharged anyone on his taxes, I will penalize myself by giving him back four times as much.

32. Jesus told him, this shows that salvation has come to this home today. This man is one of the lost sons of Abraham” (Luke 19:1-9, LB).

33. “And, Behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself.

34. And when Jesus saw her, He called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou are loosed from your infirmity.

35. And he laid his hands on her, immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.

36. And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the Sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work, in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the Sabbath day.

37. The Lord then answered him, and said, thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the Sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead away to watering?

38. And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day?” (Luke 13:11-16, KJV).

39. He saw a serious handicapped woman who had been bent double for eighteen years and was unable to straighten herself.

40. Calling over to him, Jesus said, woman you are healed of your sickness.

41. He touched her, and instantly she could stand straight. How she praised and thanked God.

42. But the local Jewish leader in charge of the synagogue was very angry about it because Jesus has healed her on the Sabbath day. There are six days of the week to work; he shouted to the crowed, Those are the days to come for healing not on the Sabbath.

43. But the lord replied, You hypocrite, you work on the Sabbath, Don’t you untie your cattle from their stalls on the Sabbath and lead them out for water.

44. And is it wrong for me just because it is the Sabbath day to free this Jewish woman from the bondage in which Satan has held her for eighteen years?” (Luke 13:11-16, LB).

45. From the above scriptures, one can notice that zacheus was a seed of Abraham and the sick woman was also a daughter of Abraham and they found grace in the sight of God.

CHAPTER 2

1. WHAT does it mean to obtain salvation by grace and not by works?

2. “For it is by free grace (God’s unmerited favor) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ salvation) through (your) faith. And this (salvation) is not of yourselves (of your own doing, it came not through your own striving) but it is the gift of God.

3. Not because of works (not the fulfillment of the laws demands) lest any man should boast. (it is not as a result of what any man can possibly do, so no one can pride himself in it or take glory to himself)” Eph. 2:8-9, AMP).

4. “For by grace are you saved through faith, and that not of yourself, it is the gift of God.

5. Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Eph. 2:8-9, KJV).

6. Because of his kindness, you have been saved trusting Christ. And every trusting is not of yourself, it too is a gift from God.

7. Salvation is not a reward for the good we have done, so none of us can take any credit for it” (Eph. 2:8-9, LB).

8. From the beginning of creation, nobody has ever labored to obtain salvation from God.

9. Noah who was declared righteous only believed God. And that was not of His own making, for he found grace in the sight of God.

10. “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord” (Gen. 6:8, KJV).

11. “But Noah found grace (favor) in the eyes of the Lord” (Gen. 6:8, AMP).

12. Abraham only believed God, and it became his righteousness. Believing God means being ready to obey God’s instructions, even if it is to the hunt of one’s soul.

13. “And he believed in the Lord and he counted it to him as righteousness” (Gen. 15:6, KJV).

14. Abraham believing God was not of his own making. It was a gift from God.

15. If God does not give a man a believing heart, he must reject all the counsels of God.

16. Always remember that the truth men reject, has remained the truth that sets them free.

17. Moses found grace in the sight of God, in the wilderness. Even the people in the wilderness found grace in the sight of God.

18. For their toils and labor of their hands could not give them the Promised Land, but grace.

19. “Now therefore, I pray Thee, if I have found grace in Thy sight, shew me now thy way, that I may know Thee, that I may find grace in Thy sight, and consider that this nation is Thy people” (Exo. 33:13, KJV).

20. “Thus saith the Lord, The people which were left of the sword found grace in the wilderness, even Israel” (Jer. 31:2, KJV).

21. “Thus says the Lord, The people who survived the sword found favor in the wilderness (place of exile) –when Israel sought to find rest” (Jer. 31:2, AMP).

22. Zerubbabel found grace in the sight of God, and even acknowledged that it was God’s grace alone that saw him through and not his own efforts.

23. “Who art thou, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain, and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shouting, crying, grace, grace unto it” (Zech. 4:7, KJV).

24. “For who are you, O great mountain (of human obstacles)? Before Zerubbabel (who with Joshua had led the return of the exiles from Babylon and was undertaking the rebuilding of the temple, before him) you shall become a plain (a mere molehill). And he shall bring forth the finishing gable stone (of the new temple) with loud shoutings of the people, crying, grace, grace to it” (Zech. 4:7, AMP).

25. “The Lord did not set His love upon you nor choose you because ye were more in number than any people, for ye were the fewest of all people.

26. But because the Lord loved you and because He would keep the oath which He had sworn unto your fathers, hath the Lord brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt” (Deut. 7:7-8, KJV).

27. “Speak not thou in thine heart, after that the Lord thy God hath cast them out from before thee, saying, for my righteousness the Lord hath brought me in to possess this land, but for the wickedness of these nations the Lord doth drive them out from before thee.

28. Not for thy righteousness, or for the uprightness of thine heart, dost thou go to posses their land, but for the wickedness of these nations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee, and that He may perform the word which the Lord swear unto thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

29. Understand therefore, that the Lord thy God giveth thee not this good land to possess it for thy righteousness, for thy art a stiff-necked people” (Deut. 9:4-6, KJV).

30. God loved the people and decided to give them victory in all their ways, so that they would not boast that they tried and got it by their efforts.

31. Many Christians behave as if God is saving them because they are good enough. Or can contribute anything to their salvation.

32. I want to make it clear that a man can contribute nothing to his salvation.

33. He is saved because God loves him, and has decided upon Himself, to save him, not that a man does anything to merit it.

34. “Now do you see it? No one can ever be made right in God’s sight by doing what the Law commands. For the more we know of God’s Laws, the clearer it becomes that we aren’t obeying them. His Laws only serve to make us see that we are sinners.

35. But now God has shown us a different way to heaven- not by being good enough and trying to keep His Laws, but by a new way (though not new, really, for the scripture told about it long ago).

36. Now God say he will accept and acquit us – declare us not guilty – if we trust Jesus Christ to take away our sins. And we all can be saved in this same way by coming to Christ, no matter who we are or what we have been like.

37. Yes all have sinned, all fall short of God’s glorious ideal.

38. Yet now God declare us not guilty of offending him if we trust in Jesus Christ who in His kindness freely takes away our sins.

39. For God sent Christ Jesus to take the punishment for our sins and to end all God’s anger against us. He used Christ’s blood and our faith as the means of saving us from His wrath. In this way he was being entirely fair even though he did not punish those who sin in former times. For He was looking forward to the time when Christ will come and take away those sins.

40. And now in these days also He can receive sinners in this same way because Jesus took away their sins. But isn’t this unfair for God to let criminals go free, and say they are innocent? No, for He does it on their basis of their trust in Jesus who took away their sins.

41. Then what can we boast about doing to earn our salvation? Nothing at all. Why? Because our acquittal is not based on our good deeds, it is based on what Christ has done and our faith in him.

42. So it is that we are saved by faith in Christ and not by the good things we do” (Rom. 3:20-28, LB).

43. “For from the very beginning God decided that those who come to him – And all along He knew who would – should become like His Son, so that his Son would be the first with many brothers.

44. And having chosen us, He called us to come to Him, and when we came, He declared us not guilty, filled us with Christ goodness, gave us right standing with Himself, and promised us His glory.

45. What can we ever say to such wonderful things as these? If God is on our side, who can ever be against us?

46. Since He did not spare even His own Son for us but gave Him up for us all, won’t He also surely give us everything else?

47. Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for His own? Will God? No. He is the one who has forgiven us and given us right standing with Himself.

48. Who then will condemn us? Will Christ? No. For he is the one who died for us and came back to life again for us and is sitting at the place of the highest honor next to God pleading for us there in heaven.” (Rom. 8:29-34, LB).

49. “For those whom he foreknew (of whom He was aware and loved before hand), He also destined from the beginning (foreordaining them) to be molded into the image of His Son (and share inwardly His likeness); that he might become the first born among many brethren.

50. And those whom He thus foreordain, He also called, He also justified (acquitted made righteous, putting them into right standing with Himself).

51. And those whom He Justified He also glorified (raising them to a heavenly dignity and condition or state of being).

52. What then shall we say to (all) this? If God is for us who (can be) against us? (Who can be our foe, if God is on our side).

53. He who did not withhold or spare (even) His own Son but gave Him up for us all, Will He not also with him freely and graciously give us all (other) things?

54. Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect (when it is) God who justifies (that is, who put us in right relation to Himself?

55. Who shall come forward and accuse or impeach those whom God has chosen? Will God, who acquits us?)

56. Who is there to condemn (us)? Will Christ Jesus (the Messiah), who died, or rather who was raised from the dead, who is at the right hand of God actually pleading as he intercedes for us?” (Rom. 8:29-34, AMP).

57. “For whom He did foreknow, He also predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the first born among many brethren.

58. Moreover whom He did predestinate, them He also called and whom He called, them He also justified, and whom He justified them He also glorified.

59. What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

60. He that spared not his own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things.

61. Who shall lay anything to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.

62. Who is He that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us” (Rom.8:29-34, KJV).

63. “Long ago, even before He made the world, God chose us to be His very own through what Christ would do for us, He decided then to make us holy in his eyes, without a single fault – we who stand before him covered with his love.

64. His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into his own family by sending Jesus Christ to die for us. And he did this because he wanted to” (Eph. 1:4-5, LB).

65. “Even as (in His love) He us actually picked us out for Himself as His own) in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy (consecrated and set apart for Him) and blameless in His sight, even above reproach, before Him in love.

66. For He foreordained us (destined us, planned in love for us) to be adopted (revealed) as his own Children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with purpose of his will (because it pleased him and was his kind intent)” (Eph. 1:4-5, AMP).

67. “According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love.

68. Having predestined us unto the adoption of Children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of his will” (Eph. 1:4-5, KJV).

69. “For God had said to Moses, if I want to be kind to someone, I will. And I will take pity on anyone I want to.

70. And so God’s blessing are not given because someone decides to have them or works hard to get them. They are given because God takes pity on those He wants to.

71. Pharaoh, king of Egypt, was an example of this fact. For God told him He had given him the kingdom of Egypt for the very purpose of displaying the awesome power of God against him, so that all the world would hear about God’s glorious name.

72. So you see, God is kind to some just because He wants to be, and He makes some refuse to listen” (Rom. 9:15-18 LB).

73. “For He saith unto Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.

74. So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that showeth mercy.

75. For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name will be declared throughout all the earth, therefore hath He mercy on whom He will have mercy, and who He will, He hardeneth” (Rom. 9:15-18 KJV).

76. “for He says to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy and I will have compassion(pity) on whom I will have compassion,

77. So then (God’s gift) is not a question of human way and human effort, but of God’s mercy (it depends not on one’s own willingness nor on his strenuous exertion as in running a race, but on God’s having mercy on him).

78. For the scripture says to Pharaoh, I have raised you up for this very purpose of displaying my power in (dealing with) you, so that my name may be proclaimed the whole world over.

So then He has mercy on whomever He wills (chooses) and He hardens (makes stubborn and unyielding the heart of) whomever He wills” (Rom. 9:15-18, AMP).

CHAPTER 3

1. FELLOW saints of God, I am not going to repeat the whole scriptures because of time and space, but I strongly believe that a verse of the scripture is even enough for a Christian that have the Holy Spirit.

2. “He is the one who has helped us tell about His new agreement to save them.

3. We do not tell them that they must obey every Law of God or die, but we tell them there is life for them from the Holy Spirit.

4. The old way, trying to be saved by keeping the Ten Commandments, ends in death, in the new way, The Holy Spirit give them life.

5. Yet that old system of Law that led to death began with such glory that people could not bear to look at Moses face.

6. For as he gave them God’s Law to obey, His face shone out with the very glory of God – though the brightness was fading away already.

7. Shall we not expect far greater glory in these days when the Holy Spirit is giving life?

8. If the plan that leads to doom was glorious, much more glorious is the plan that makes men right with God.

9. In fact, that first glory as it shone from Moses face is worth nothing at all in comparison with the overwhelming glory of the new agreement.

10. So if the old that faded into nothing was full of heavenly glory, the glory of God’s new plan for our salvation is certainly far greater, for it is eternal.

11. Since we know that this new glory will never go away, we can preach with great boldness and not as Moses did, who put a veil over his face so that the Israelis could not see the glory fade away.

12. Not only Moses face was veiled, but His people’s mind and understanding were veiled and blinded too.

13. Even now when the scripture is read it seems as though Jewish heart and minds are covered by a tick veil, because they cannot hear and understand the real meaning of the Scriptures.

14. For this veil of misunderstanding can be removed only by believing in Christ.

15. Yes even today when they read Moses writings their hearts are blind and they think that obeying the Ten Commandments is the way to be saved.

16. But whenever anyone turns to the Lord from his sins, then the veil is taken away.

17. The Lord is the Spirit who give them life, and where He is there is freedom (from trying to be saved by keeping the Laws of God” (2cor. 3:6-17, LB).

18. Anybody that is confused about the essence of the Law should better resign from this faith. Because He is not into it.

19. Salvation is by predestination. Anybody counting on keeping the Ten Commandments as a way of getting saved has mixed the whole idea.

20. “(We know that it was Adam’s sin that cause this) because all though, of course, people were sinning from the time of Adam until Moses, God did not in those days judge them guilty of death for breaking His Laws – because He had not yet given His Laws to them nor told them what He wanted to do.

21. So when their bodies died it was not for their own sins. Since they themselves had never disobeyed God’s special Law against eating the forbidding fruit, as Adam had.

22. What a contrast between Adam and Christ who was yet to come. And what a difference between man’s sin and God’s forgiveness.

23. For this one man, Adam, brought death to many through His sin but this one man, Jesus Christ, brought forgiveness to many through God’s mercy.

24. Adams one sin brought the penalty of death to many, while Christ freely takes away mans sins and give glorious life instead.

25. This sin is of this one man, Adam caused death to be king over all, but all who will take God’s gift of forgiveness and acquittal are kings of life, because of this one man, Jesus Christ.

26. Yes, Adams sin brought punishment to all, but Christ’s righteousness makes men right with God, so that they can live. Adam caused many to be sinners because he disobeyed God, and caused many to be made acceptable to God because He obeyed.

27. The Ten Commandments were given so that all can see the extent of their failure to obey God’s Law.

28. But the more we see our sinfulness, the more we see abounding grace forgiving us.

29. Before, sin ruled over all men and brought them to death, but now God’s kindness rules instead, giving us right standing with God and resulting to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Rom. 5:13-21, LB).

30. “(For until the Law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no Law.

31. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adams transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.

32. But not as the offence, so also is the free gift, For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.

33. And not as it was by the one that sinned, so is the gift, for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the gift is of many offences unto justification.

34. For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one, much more they which receive abundance of grace of the gift of righteousness, shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)

35. Therefore as by the offences of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation, even so by the righteousness of one the gift came upon all men unto justification of life.

36. For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

37. Moreover the law entered, the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.

38. That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord” (Rom. 5:13-21, KJV).

39. “(To be sure) sin was in world before ever the law was given, but sin is not charged to men’s account where there is no law (to transgress).

40. Yet death held sway from Adam to Moses (the Law giver) even over those who did not themselves transgress (a positive command as Adam).

41. Adam was a type prefigure) of the one who was to come (in reverse) the formal destructive, the latter saving.

42. But God’s free gift is not at all to be compared to the trespass (His grace is out of God’s proportion to the fall of man). For if many died through man’s falling away (his lapse, his offence) much more profusely did God’s grace and the free gift (that comes) through the undeserved favor of the one man Jesus Christ abound and overflow to and for (the benefit of) many.

43. Nor is the free gift at all to be compared to the effect of that one (man’s) sin. For the sentence (following the trespass) of one (man) brought condemnation, whereas the free gift (following many transgressions) brings justification (an act of righteousness).

44. For if because of one man’s trespass (lapse, offence) death reigned through that one, much more surely will those who receive (God’s) overflowing grace unmerited favor) and the free gift of righteousness (putting them into right standing with Himself) reign as kings in life to through the one man Jesus Christ (the messiah, the anointed one).

45. Well then, as one man’s trespass (one man’s false step and falling away led) to acquittal and right standing with God and life for all men.

46. For just as by one man’s disobedience (falling to hear, heedlessness, and carelessness) the many were constituted sinners so by one man’s obedience the many will be constituted righteous (made acceptable to God, brought into right standing with him) but then love In, (only) to expand and increase the trespass ( making it more apparent and exciting opposition).

47. But where sin increase and abounded, grace, God’s unmerited favor has surpassed it and increased the more and super abounded.

48. So that, (just) as sin has reigned in death, (so) grace (his unearned and undeserved favor) might reign also through righteousness (right standing with God) which issues in eternal life through Jesus Christ (the messiah, the anointed one) our lord” (Rom. 5:13-21, AMP).

49. The law came by Moses but and truth came by the Lord Jesus Christ.

50. “For the law was giving by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ” (John 1:17, KJV).

51. It is God’s grace that has saved us all. He knew from the beginning how weak and frail human beings are and decided to blot out all the charges that are led against us, as a result of not obeying his laws.

52. “You where dead in sins, and your sinful desires were not yet cut away. Then he gave you a share in the very life of Christ, For he forgave all your sins, and blotted out the charges proved against you, the lest of his commandments which you had not obeyed.

53. He took this list of sins and destroyed it by nailing to the Christ’s cross. In this way god took away Satan’s power to accuse you of sin and God openly displayed to the whole world Christ triumph at the cross where your sins were all taken away” (Col. 2:13-15, LB).

54. “Abraham was, humanly, the founder of our Jewish nation. What where his experiences concerning this question of being saved by faith?

55. Was it because of good deeds that God accepted him? If so, then he would have something to boast about.

56. But from God’s point of view Abraham had no basis at all for bride. For the scriptures tell us Abraham believed God, and that is why God cancelled his sins and declared him not guilty.

57. But didn’t he end his right to heaven by the all the good things he did? No, for being saved is a gift, if a person could earn it by being good, then it wouldn’t be free – it is.

58. It is given to those who do not work for it. For God declares sinners to be good in his sight if they have faith in Christ to save them from God’s wrath” (Rom. 4:1-5, LB).

59. “But now you need no longer worry about the Jewish laws and customs because you died while in their captivity, and now you can really serve God, not in the old way, mechanically obeying a set of rules but in the new way (with all of your heart and minds)” (Rom. 7:6,LB).

60. Please, let every Christian be hostile to me if at any time I try to lead you back to Egypt by asking you to go back to the old and impossible road that leads to doom, and destruction, which our opposers or enemies want us to do even though they are guilty of this same laws they want to protect.

61. You should depend on God’s grace to see you through. But any time your faith drifts away from the grace of God, I assure you that you must perish.

62. In the words of St Paul, I want you to continue in the faith and in the grace of God.

63. “But we believe that through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they” (Acts 15:11, KJV).

64. “Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God” (Acts 13:43, KJV).

65. “And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified” (Acts 20:32, KJV).

66. If any of you seems to be contentious about this matter, let him acknowledge that I am He that is in the bosom of the father and I know his mind.

67. “So Christ has made us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get all tied up again in the chains of slavery to Jewish Laws and ceremonies.

68. Listen to me for this is serious, if you are counting on circumcision and keeping the Jewish Laws to make you right with God, then Christ cannot save you.

69. I’ll say it again; anyone trying to find favor with God by being circumcised must always obey all other Jewish Law or perish.

70. Christ is useless to you if you are counting or clearing your debt to God by keeping those Laws, you are lost from God’s grace.

71. But we by the help of the Holy Spirit are counting on Christ’s death to clear away our sins and make us right with God.

72. And we to whom Christ has given eternal life don’t need to worry about whether we have been circumcised or not, or whether we obeying the Jewish ceremonies or not, for all we need is faith working through love” (Gal. 5:1-6, LB).

73. “Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins.

74. And by He all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the Law of Moses” (Acts 13:38-39, KJV).

75. “Brothers, listen, in this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins.

76. Everyone who trusts in Him is freed from all guilt and declared righteous – something the Jewish Law could never do” (Acts 13:38-39, LB).

77. “So let it be clearly known and understood by you, brethren that through this man forgiveness and removal of sins are now proclaim to you.

78. And that through him every one who believes (who acknowledges Jesus as His savior and devotes himself to him) is absolved (cleared and freed) from every charge from which he could not be justified and freed by the law of Moses and given right standing with God” (Acts 13:38-39, AMP).

79. A man is not saved by being good enough or bad enough but by having faith in the finished work at cavalry where sins demands were met.

80. Anybody thinking that he can work out of his salvation in any other way is fooling himself and he is out of the way.

81. “Dear brothers, the longing of my heart and prayer is that the Jewish people might be saved.

82. I know what enthusiasm they have for the honor of God, but it is misdirected zeal.

83. For they do not understand that Christ has died to make them right with God. Instead they are trying to make themselves good enough to gain God’s favor by keeping the Jewish Laws and customs.

84. But that is not God’s way of salvation. They don’t understand that Christ gives to those who trust in him everything they are trying to get by keeping His Laws. He earns all of that” (Rom. 10:1-4, LB).

85. With these few reminders, I want all the gainsayer that are still left in all the Churches to close their mouth in this matter once and for all.

86. God bless you all.



EPISTLE 4
JUSTIFICATION IS BY FAITH IN CHRIST AND NOT BY THE WORKS OF LAW.
CHAPTER 1

FROM our earlier discussions, I made it very clear from the Holy Scripture that the Laws of Moses do not apply to Christians, because those Laws could not save anybody, and God Himself abolished them.
He introduced a new and living way to us which accepted by faith is capable of saving the believers.
“So the judgement of God lies very heavily upon the Jews, for they are responsible to keep God’s Laws instead of doing all these evil things, not one of them has any excuse, in fact all the world stands hushed and guilty before Almighty God.
Now do you see it? No one can ever be made right in God’s sight by doing what the Law commands. For the more we know of God’s Laws, the clearer it becomes that we aren’t obeying them, His Laws serve only to make us see that we are sinners.
But now God has shown us a different way to heaven, not by being good enough and trying to keep His Laws but by a new way (though not new, really, for the scriptures told about it long ago).
Now God says He will accept and acquit us – declare us not guilty – if we trust Jesus Christ to take away our sins. And we all can be saved in this same way by coming to Christ, no matter who we are or what we have been like.
Yes all have sinned, all fall short of God’s glorious ideal,
Yet now God declares us not guilty of offending Him if we trust in Jesus Christ, who in His kindness freely takes away our sins.
For God sent Christ Jesus to take the punishment of our sins and to end all God’s anger against us. He used Christ’s blood and our faith as the means of saving us from His wrath.
In this way He was being entirely fair, even though He did not punish those who sinned in former times. For He was looking forward to the time when Christ would come and take away those sins” (Rom. 3:19-25, LB).
“Brothers, listen, in this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins.
Everyone who trusts in Him is freed from all guilt and declared righteous – something the Jewish Laws could never be” (Acts 13:38-39, LB).
“Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins.
And by Him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the Law of Moses” (Acts 13:38-39, KJV).
“So let it be clearly known and understood by you, brethren, that through this man, forgiveness and removal of sins is now proclaimed to you;
And that through Him every one who believes (who acknowledges Jesus as His Savior and devotes himself to Him) is absolved (cleared and freed) from every charge from which he could not be justified and freed by the Law of Moses and given right standing with God” (Acts 13:38-39, AMP)
The prophets saw it afar off, the day God will justify sinners by grace, and no longer by the requirement of the Law of Moses which never set any man free.
The angels asked about the possible beneficiaries. It is really wonderful to know that Jesus Christ died for me; my sins have been taken care of even before I was conceived in my mother’s womb.
“Receiving the end of your faith even the salvation of your souls.
Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you.
Searching what, or what manner of time the spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified before hand the sufferings of Christ and the glory that should follow.
Unto whom it was revealed, that not whom unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven which things the angels desire to look into.
Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, to be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ” (1 Pet. 1:9-13, KJV).
“And your further reward for trusting Him will be the salvation of your souls.
This salvation was something the prophets did not fully understand. Though they wrote about it, they had many questions as to what it all could mean.
They wondered what the spirit of Christ within them was talking about, for He told them to write down the events which, since then, have happened to Christ, His suffering and His suffering and His great glory afterwards. And they wondered when and whom all these would happen.
They were finally told that these things would not occur during their lifetime, but long years latter, during yours. And now at last this Good News had been plainly announced to all of us.
It was preached to us in the power of the same heaven – sent Holy Spirit who spoke to them, and it is wonderful that even the angels in heaven would give a great deal to know more about it.
So now you can look forward soberly and intelligently to more of God’s kindness to you when Jesus Christ returns” (1 Pet. 1:9-13, LB).
Whoever that wants to continue under the Law is free to do so, but he must know that he is under everlasting curse.
“Yes, and those who depend on the Jewish Laws to save them are under God’s curse, for the Scripture point out very clearly, Cursed is every one who at any time breaks a single one of these Laws, that are written in God’s Book of the Law,
Consequently, it is clear that any one can ever win God’s favour by trying to keep the Jewish Laws, because God has said that the only way we can be right in His sight is by faith. As the prophet Habakkuk says it, the man who finds life will find it through trusting God.
How different from this way of faith is the way of Law which says that a man is saved by obeying every Law of God, without one slip.
But Christ has brought us under the doom of that impossible system by taking the curse for our wrong doing upon Himself.
For it is written in the Scripture, anyone who is hanged on a tree is cursed (as Jesus Christ was hung upon a wooden cross)” (Gal. 3:10-13, LB).
It is an impossible road and the person must perish whether he likes it or not.
I have always told you that it is not easy to go to hell. A person struggles his way to hell.
It is a struggle because anyone that resists the truth is hurting his conscience. It has been seared with a hot iron.
Always remember that once one refuses the truth that is clearly proved before him, God hands him over to the spirit of delusion to believe lies.
From that time, when the person sees good, he will call it evil and call evil good, that the word of Isaiah may come true.
“Therefore God sends upon them a misleading influence, a working of error, and a strong delusion to make them believe what is false.
In order that all may be judged and condemned who did not believe in (who refuse to adhere to, trust in, (instead) took pleasure in unrighteousness” (2 Thess. 2:11-12, AMP).
“So God will allow them to believe lies with all their hearts,
And all of them will be justly judged for believing falsehood, refusing the Truth and enjoying their sins” (2 Thess. 2:11-12, LB).
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.
That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness” (2 Thess. 2:11-12, KJV).
“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil, that put darkness, that put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter, (Isa.5:20, KJV).


CHAPTER 2

HOW did our father Abraham obtain his righteousness before God?
“Abraham was, humanly speaking, the founder for our Jewish nation. What were his experiences concerning this question of being saved by faith?
Was it because of his good deeds that God accepted him? If so, then he would have something to boast about. But from God’s point of view Abraham has no basis at all for pride.
For the Scriptures tell us that Abraham believed God, and that is why God cancelled his sins, and declared him not guilty.
But didn’t he own his right to heaven by all the good things he did? No, for being saved is a gift. If a person could earn it by being good, then it wouldn’t be free – but it is. It is given to those who do not work for it.
For God declared sinners to be good in his sight, if they have faith in Christ to save them from God’s wrath” (Rom. 4:1-5, LB).
“What shall we say then, of Abraham, the father of our race? What was his experience?
If he was right with God by the things he did, he would have something to boast about – but not in God’s sight.
The Scripture says, Abraham believed God, and because of his faith, God accepted him as righteous.
A person who works is paid his wages, but they are not regarded as gift they are something he has earned.
But a person who depends on his faith, not on his deeds and who believes in the God who declares the guilty to be innocent, it is his faith that God takes into account in order to put him right with Himself” (Rom. 4:1-5, GNB).
“But what shall we say then that Abraham or father pertaining to the flesh hath found? For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory. But not before God, for what saith the Scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
Now to Him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace but of debt but to him that worketh not, but believeth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness” (Rom. 4:1-5, KJV).
The Jews who were given these Laws also knew very well that the Laws would not save them, but only faith in Christ will save them.
“You and I were Jews by birth not mere Gentile sinners and yet we Jewish Christians know very well that we cannot become right with God by obeying our Jewish laws but by faith in Jesus Christ to take away our sins,
And so we too, have trusted Jesus Christ, that we might be accepted by God because of faith and not because we have obeyed Jewish Laws.
For no one will ever be saved by obeying them.
But what if we trust Christ to save us and then find that we wrong, that being circumcised and obeying all the other Jewish laws? Wouldn’t we need to say that faith in Christ has ruined us? God forbid that anyone dare to think such things about the Lord.
Rather we are sinners if we start rebuilding the old system, I have been destroying, of trying to be saved by keeping Jewish Laws.
For it was through reading the Scriptures that I come to realize that I could never find God’s favour by trying – and failing to obey the Laws. I came to realize that acceptance with God comes by believing in Christ.
I have been crucified with Christ and I myself no longer live but Christ lives in me. And the real life I now have within this body is as a result of the resulting in the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me.
I am not one of those who treats Christ’s death as meaningless, for if we could be saved by keeping Jewish laws then there was no need for Christ to die” (Gal. 2:15-21,LB).
If we can rightly look into the Scriptures and throw away all our preconceived ideas about Christianity and God’s righteousness it will be well with our souls.
Some behave as if they were Christians before and this faith comes to make them pagans.
If you think you were a Christian before, your heart deceived you. You are indirectly saying that where you were before was a Christian Church, you will end it in ecumenism.
When God came down in our midst, He warned us never to go to left or right, stick to His Servant who bearing His name, because we have never gone this way before.
Truly speaking we have never gone this way before. Not at all will believe this truth. It will take those who God has given believing heart to acknowledge this revelation as true and perfect.
“For there are many who refuse to obey, this is especially true among those who say that all Christians must obey the Jewish Laws. But this is foolish talk, it blinds people to the truth,
And it must be stopped. Already whole families have been turned away from the grace of God. Such teachers are only after your money” (Titus 1:10-11, LB).
If you believe this faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, you must have boldness of speech everywhere, after all you passed through all the crucibles of the law and even kept it more than our accusers yet you could not get salvation.
The Lord allowed us to pass through it so that we can appreciate God’s grace anytime it is revealed. This is why every time, the elects look very much refreshed, the law favours the wicked because there is no mercy under the law.
A liberally minded fellow will grow lean under the law because his heart will always be wounded, while the wicked takes pleasure in punishing people.
He rejoices when people fall into error and yet he will hypocritically use his position to cover his own.
This was noticeable among so many pastors during the period of the law. They could even condemn people that were better than them and if any comes to their rescue, they will hate the person.
Blessed are the merciful for they will obtain mercy.
“And the person who keeps every law of God, but makes one little slip is just as the person who has broken every law there is.
For the God who said you must not marry a woman who already has a husband also said you must not murder, so even though you have not broken the marriage laws by committing adultery, but have murdered someone, you have entirely broken God’s laws, and stands utterly guilty before Him.
You will be judged on whether or not you are doing what Christ wants you to. So watch what you do and what you think.
For there will be no mercy to those who have shown no mercy. But if you have been merciful, then God’s mercy toward you will win out over His judgment against you” (James 2:10-13, LB).
“Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy” (Matt. 5:7, KJV).


CHAPTER 3

1. THE reason why we preached justification by faith in Jesus Christ and not by the works of the law, is because it is revealed to us by the Holy Scriptures as the only way we can be put right with God.

2. And even the Holy Spirit in us is bearing witness that we are not deceived.

3. It has far more greater glory than that of Moses, and this glory which we have now is eternal.

4. So brethren, let it be assuredly known to you that anybody who is still holding and preaching justification by the works of the law, is out of the way of truth, his mind and understanding is veiled and blinded, covered with a thick veil and the real meaning of Scripture is hidden from that man,

5. And he is a sinner in the sight of God even till this day. It is a sure sign that the person is lost forever.

6. “If the good news we preach is hidden to any one, it is hidden from the one who on the road to eternal death.

7. Satan who is the god of this evil world, has made him blind, unable to see the glorious light of the gospel that is shinning upon him, or to understand the amazing message we preach about the glory of Christ, who is God” (2 Cor. 4:3-4, LB).

8. “But even if our gospel (the glad tidings) also be hidden (obscured and covered up with a veil that hinders the knowledge of God), it is hidden (only) to those who are perishing and obscured (only) to those who are spiritually dying and veiled (only) to those who are lost.

9. For the god of this world has blinded the unbelievers’ minds (that they should not discern the truth), preventing them from seeing the illuminating light of the gospel of the glory of Christ (the Messiah), who is the image and likeness of God” (2Cor. 4:3-4, AMP).

10. “The man that wondereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead” (Pro. 21:16, KJV).

11. “A man who wonders out of the way of understanding shall abide in the congregation of the spirits (of the dead)” (Pro. 21:16, AMP).

12. This is what has happened to all that left this faith. They can never match forward again. They will now make themselves a captain that will lead them back to Egypt.

13. They know that they are doomed, that is why they are restless and wandering with every amount of hostility, looking for those that will fall prey to their ancient antics which their father even used in the Garden of Eden against Eve.

14. Anytime the man of the house is away they will just shamelessly go and beguile unstable souls with their subtlety.

15. Since they say that God has left us, they should show us where God is right now, and show us the evidence.

16. I have made my doctrines public. They should make their doctrine public also and stop attacking individuals and personalities.

17. By the revelation of this truth which has been hidden since all the ages we can now see that all denominations and their preachers have missed it all.

18. All of them still preach and emphasize the necessity for keeping the law as a means of getting God’s favour and justification.

19. This is because this glorious gospel of Christ is hidden from all of them but we have to thank God greatly who by His divine love has given us the ministry of the Apostles and Prophets wherein we stand.

20. “(This mystery) was never disclosed to human beings in past generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles (consecrated messengers) and prophets by the (Holy) Spirit.

21. (It is this) that the gentiles are now to be fellow heirs (with the Jews), members of the same body and joint partakers (sharing ) in the same divine promise in Christ through (their acceptance of) the glad tidings (the gospel).

22. Of this (Gospel) I was made a minister according to the gift of God’s free grace (undeserved favour) which was bestowed on me by the exercise (the working in all it’s effectiveness)of His Power” (Eph. 3:5-7, AMP).

23. “In olden times Go did not share this plan with His people, but now He has revealed it by the Holy Spirit to his apostles and prophets.

24. And this the secret, that the gentiles will have their full share with the Jews in all the riches inherited by God’s sons, both are invited to belong to His Church, and all of God’s promises of mighty through Christ apply to them both when they accept the good news about Christ and what He has done for them.

25. God has given me the wonderful privilege of telling everyone about this plan of His, and He has given me His power and special ability to do it well” (Eph. 3:5-7, LB).

26. “Which in the ages was not made known unto the sons of men as it is now revealed unto His Holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;

27. That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:

28. Whereof I was made minister according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of His Power” (Eph 3:5-7, KJV).

29. Do not permit anybody no matter what his calling may be to lead you back to bondage of the law.

30. “So Christ has made us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in the chains of slavery to Jewish Laws and ceremonies.

31. Listen to me for this is serious, if you are counting on circumcision and keeping the Jewish Law to make you right with God, then Christ cannot save you. I’ll say it again, anyone trying to find favour with God, then Christ cannot save you.

32. I’ll say it again, anyone trying to find favour with God by being circumcised must always obey every other Jewish Law or perish.

33. Christ is useless to you if you are counting on clearing your debt to God by keeping those laws, you are lost from God’s grace” (Gal. 5:1-4, LB).

34. “Whatever happens, dear friends be glad in the Lord. I never get tired of telling you this, and it is good for you to hear it again and again.

35. Watch out for those wicked men-dangerous dogs, I call them- who say you must be circumcised to be saved.

36. For it isn’t the curtain of our bodies that makes us children of God, it is worshiping Him with our spirits. That is the only true circumcision. We Christians glory in what Christ Jesus has done for us and realize that we are helpless to save ourselves.

37. Yet if anyone ever had reason to hope that he could save himself, it would be I.

38. for I went through the Jewish initiation ceremony when I was 8 days old, having been born into a pure blooded Jewish home that was a branch of the old original Benjamin family. So I was a real Jew if there ever was one. What’s more, I was a member of the Pharisees who demand the strictest obedience to every Jewish law and custom.

39. And sincere? Yes, so much so that I greatly persecuted the Church, and I tried to obey every Jewish rule and regulation right down to the very last point.

40. but all these things that I once thought very worthwhile – now I have thrown them all away so that I can put my trust and hope in Christ alone.

41. Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the priceless gain of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. I have put aside all else, counting it worth less than nothing, in order that I can have Christ.

42. and become one with Him, no longer counting on being saved by being good enough or by obeying God’s laws, but by trusting Christ to save me; for God’s way of making us right with Himself depends on faith- counting on Christ alone”. (Phil. 3:1-9, LB).

43. “For the rest, my brethren, delight yourselves in the Lord and continue to rejoice that you are in Him. To keep writing to you (over and over) of the same things is not irksome to me, and it is (a precaution) for your safety.

44. Look out for those dogs (Judaizers, legalists), look out for those mischief makers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh.

45. For we (Christians) are the true circumcised, who worship God in spirit and by the Spirit of God and exult and glory and pride ourselves in Jesus Christ, and put no confidence or dependence (on what we are) in the flesh and on outward priviledges and physical advantages and external appearances.

46. Though for myself I have (at least grounds) to rely on the flesh. If any other man considers that he has or seems to have reason to rely on the flesh and his physical and outward advantages, I have still more.

47. Circumcised when I was eight days old, of the race of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew (and the son) of Hebrews; as to the observance of the law I was of (the party of) the Pharisees.

48. As to my zeal, I was a persecutor of the Church, and by the laws standard of righteousness (supposed justice, uprightness, and right standing with God) I was proven to be blameless and no fault was found with me.

49. But whatever things I had that might have been gains to me, I have come to consider as (one combined) loss for Christ’s sake.

50. yes, furthermore, I count everything as loss compared to the possession of the priceless priviledge (the overwhelming preciousness, the surpassing worth, and supreme advantage) of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord and of progressively becoming more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him (of perceiving and recognizing and understanding Him more fully and clearly).

51. For His sake I have lost everything and consider it all to be mere rubbish (refuse, dregs), in order that I may win (gain) Christ (the Anointed one),

52. And that I may (actually) be found and known as in Him, not having any (self achieved) righteousness that can be called my own, based on my obedience to the laws demands (ritualistic uprightness and supposed right standing with God thus acquired), but possessing that (genuine righteousness) which comes through faith in Christ ( the Anointed One), the (truly) right standing with God, which comes from God by (saving) faith” (Phil. 3:1-9, AMP).

53. “Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe.

54. Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of concision.

55. For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.

56. Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more.

57. circumcised the eight day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, and Hebrew of the Hebrews, as touching the law, a Pharisee,

58. Concerning zeal, persecuting the Church, touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.

59. But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.

60. yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss all things, and do them but dung, that I may win Chris,

61. And be found in Him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ the righteousness which of God by faith’’ (Phil.3;i-9 KJV).

62. “it was through what His son did that God cleared a part for everything to come to him-all things in heaven and on earth-for Christ’s death on the cross has made peace with God for all by His blood.

63. This includes you who were once so far from God. You were his enemies and hated Him and were separated from Him by your evil thoughts and actions yet now He has brought back as His friends.

64. He has done this through the death on the cross of his own human body, and now as a result Christ has brought you into the very presence of God, and you are standing there before Him with nothing left against you-nothing left that He could even chide you for;

65. the only condition is that you fully believe the Truth, standing in it stead fast and firm, strong in the Lord, convinced of the Good News that Jesus died for you, and never shifting from trusting Him to save you, and is now spreading all over the world. And I, Paul have the joy of telling it to others’’ (Col.1; 20-23, LB).

CHAPTER 4
NO matter how you think you can observe the laws with every amount of strictness, you cannot outclass Saint Paul and yet he was not saved by obeying the law.
What is the need of disturbing my soul about the law that is useless and unprofitable? It is useless exercise.
“Therefore being justified by faith we have peace with God, through our Lord Jesus Christ.
By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God” (Rom. 5:1-2, KJV).
“Therefore since we are justified (acquitted, declared righteous, and given a right standing with God) through faith, let us (grasp the fact that we) have (the peace of reconciliation) to hold and to enjoy peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
Through Him also we have (our) access (entrance, introduction) b y faith into this grace (state of God’s favour) in which we (firmly and safely) stand. And let us rejoice and exult in our hope of experiencing and enjoying the glory of God” (Rom. 5:1-2, AMP).
“So now, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith in His promises, we can have real peace with Him because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.
for because of our faith He has brought us into this place of highest priviledge where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to actually becoming all that God has in mind for us to be” (Rom. 5:1-2, LB).
“But after that the kindness and love of God our saviour toward man appeared,
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost.
Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our saviour.
That being justified by His grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life” (Titus 3:4-7).
There is no message that is as clear as this to anyone that loves the truth and fears and God.
This is the people the word of God is also sent to and not to the dogs.
Beware of dogs.
A dog does not appreciate good things. So do not give any good thing to a dog, it will trample it underfoot.
“For the rest, my brethren, delight yourselves in the Lord and continue to rejoice that you are in Him. To keep writing to you (over and over) of the same things in not irksome to me, and it is ( a precaution) for your safety.
Look out for those dogs (Judaizers, legalists), look out for those mischief-makers, who mutilate the flesh.
For we (Christians) are the true circumcision, who worship God in spirit and by the spirit of God and exult and glory and pride ourselves in Jesus Christ, and put no confidence or dependence (on what we are) in the flesh and on our outward privileges and physical advantages and external appearances” (Phil. 3:1-3, AMP).
“Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent” (Acts 13:26, KJV).
If we are blessed with a vindicated Apostle of God and not man made one, we that believe in Him must be sanctified by the faith that is in Him.
Before we appear on the scene, that faith was lacking on the land. But if anyone for any reason at all refuse this message he person is lost eternally.
“Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,
to open their eyes and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God , that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me” (Acts 26:17-18 , KJV0.
“But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom and righteousness and sanctification and redemption” (1 Cor. 1:30, KJV).
It is clear that Christ the Annointed One is our all and all. This is an irrevocable truth.
“Dear brothers the longing of my heart and my prayer is that the Jewish people might be saved.
I know what enthusiasm that they have for the honour of God, but it is misdirected zeal. For they don’t understand that Christ had died to make them right with God. Instead they are trying to make themselves good enough to gain God’s favour by keeping the Jewish laws and customs, but that is not God’s way of salvation.
They don’t understand that Christ gives to those who trust in Him everything they are trying to get by keeping His laws. He ends all of that” (Rom. 10:1-4, LB).
It is dangerous for one to have a misdirected zeal. That shows that someone can be sincerely wrong.
This is why this epistle has become very necessary now than before to save you from contacting dangerous influences.
Since justification is by faith in Christ, the Annointed One, the Messiah, does it now mean that we can do whatever we like and still be saved in the end? No.
“Dearly loved friends, I have been planning to write you some thoughts about the salvation God has given us, but now I find I must write of something else instead, urging you to stoutly defend the truth which God gave once for all, to His people, to keep without change through the years.
I say this because some godless teachers have wormed their way in among you, saying that after we become Christians we can do just as we like without fear of God’s punishment. The fate of such people was written long ago, for they have turned against our only Master and Lord Jesus, Christ” (Jude3-4, LB).
As children of God, we are kept together by the word of God, from God’s vindicated mouth-piece in our own day. He is our God today as Moses was their God in the wilderness.
Please I am not saying this because I am involved, No. God forbid, I am saying it, because it is truth from God.
It shall then be our righteousness, if we shall hear and obey Him in all things.
“Ye shall not do after all the things, that we do here this day, every man whatever is right in His own eyes.
For ye are not as yet come to the rest and to the inheritance, which the Lord your God giveth you” (Deut.12:8-9, KJV).
“(This mention of a rest was not a reference to their entering into Canaan). For if Joshua had given them rest, He (God) would not speak afterward about another day.
So then, there is still awaiting a full and complete Sabbath rest, reserved for the (true) people of God.
For he who has once entered (God’s) rest also as ceased from (the weariness and pain) of human labours, just as God rested from those labours peculiarly His own” (Heb. 4:8-10, AMP).
“For if Jesus had given them rest, then would He not afterward have spoken of another day.
There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For He that is entered into his rest, he also has ceased from His own works, as God did from His” (Heb. 4:8-10, KJV).
We are not left without a leader or a guide. He is a Son over His Father’s heritage.
Remember we are transformed from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of His dear Son, and He is the first among many brethren.
“I will raise them up a prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command Him.
And it shall come to pass that whosoever shall not hearken unto My words which He shall speak in My Name, I will require it of him” (Deut. 18:18-19, KJV).
“Thus Moses said to the forefathers, The Lord God will raise up for you a Prophet form among your brethren as (He raised up) me. Him you shall listen to and understand by hearing and heed in all things whatever He tells you.
And it shall be that any soul that does not listen to and understand by hearing and heed that prophet shall be utterly exterminated from among the people.
Indeed, all the prophets from Samuel and those who came afterwards as many as have spoken, also promised and foretold and proclaimed these days.
You are the descendants (sons) of the prophets and the heirs of the covenant which God made and gave to your forefathers, saying to Abraham, And in your seed (heir) shall all the families of the earth be blessed and benefited” (Acts 3:22-25, AMP).
“For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A Prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren like unto me, him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.
And it shall come to pass that every soul, which will not hear that Prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.
Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that followed after, as many as have spoken, have likewise, foretold of these days.
Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, and in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed’ (Acts 3:22-25, KJV).
“Moses, for instance, said long ago, The Lord God will raise up a prophet among you who will resemble me. Listen carefully to everything he tells you.
Anyone who will not listen to him shall be utterly destroyed.
Samuel and every prophet since have all spoken about what is happening today.
You are the children of those prophets, and you are included in God’s promise to your ancestors, to bless the entire world through the Jewish race – that is the promise God gave to Abraham” (3:22-25, LB).



CHAPTER 5
Believe it if you can, I am He.
As surely as I live, all flesh must acknowledge that I am He.
Without me appearing on the scene there can never be perfection for anyone because the law makes no one prefect.
By the deeds of the law also, no flesh shall be made perfect. The same way, without us those that run this race before and ahead of us will not be made perfect.
“And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise.
God having provided some better thing for us that they, without us should not be made perfect” (Heb. 11:39-40, KJV).
“For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did, by the which we draw nigh unto God” (Heb7:19, KJV).
There is an altar made by God where those who are seeking salvation, by continuing in Moses’ laws cannot be helped at all.
“we have an alter – the cross where Christ was sacrificed – where those who continue seeking salvation by obeying Jewish laws cannot be helped” (Heb. 13:10, LB).
If after reading this epistle which I have written with my own hands, you still wish to continue romancing with the laws of Moses, let it be known to you that you are eternally lost.
The salvation God promised us has reached us because the obstacle which is the law, has been removed, for us forever.
We are no longer in doubt as to whether we shall be saved in the end or not, we can publish it wide that we are the saved of this dispensation.
‘Now we can look forward to the salvation God has promised us. There is no longer any room for doubts, and we can tell others that salvation is oirs, for there is no question that He will do what He says” (Heb. 10:23, LB).
Please I warn you to be careful that you do not sin against God deliberately, by denying your saviour in this age, for this will be unpardonable sin.
Secondly, do not sin against the Body by corrupting it with false doctrines, or else God will destroy you.
“Do you not discern and understand that you (the whole Church at Corinth) are God’s temple (His sanctuary), and that God’s spirit has His permanent dwelling in you (to be at home in you, collectively as a church and also individually)?
If anyone does hurt to God’s temple or corrupts it (with false doctrines) or destroys it, God will do hurt to him and bring it to the corruption of death and destroy Him. For the temple of God is holy (sacred to him) and that (temple) you (the believing Church and its individual believers) are.
Let no person deceive himself. If anyone among you supposes that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool (let him discard his worldly discernment and recognize himself as dull, stupid, and foolish, without true learning and scholarship), that he may become 9really) wise” (1 Cor. 3:16-18, AMP).
You have been justified by faith that is in me.
So do not allow anybody spoil you again with vain ideology or philosophy.
May the grace of God abide with you till eternity.
God bless you all.

EPISTLE 7
THE ACCUSER OF THE BRETHREN
CHAPTER 1

SOMETIMES, Christians in this Faith seem to panic or to cast some doubts about their belief in this Faith whenever they are accused of sin or backsliding especially by those who have left our Faith.
For this reason, I have decided to include this ugly situation in this Epistle so that nobody will be moved by any accusation, no matter how genuine or false it may sound, and no matter the source of the accusation.
Before I do this, you must first of all know who accuses the people of God, and what he uses as his weapon to accuse them before God.
“and I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ, for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night” (Rev. 12:10, KJV).
“then I heard a loud voice shouting across the heavens, It has happened at last, God’s salvation and the power and the rule, and the authority of His Christ are finally here; For the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down from heaven unto earth- he accused them day by night before our God” (Rev. 12:10, LB).
“then I heard a strong (loud) voice in heaven, saying, Now it has come – the salvation and the power and the kingdom (the dominion, the reign) of our God, and the power (the sovereignty, the authority) of His Christ (the Messiah); for the accuser of our brethren, he who keeps bringing before our God charges against them day and night, has been cast out” (Rev. 12:10, AMP).
“then (the guiding angel) showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at Joshua’s right hand to be his adversary and accuse him” (Zech. 3:1, AMP).
“then the angel showed me (in my vision) Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the Lord; and Satan was there too, at the Angel’s right hand, accusing Joshua of many things” (Zech. 3:1, LB).
Notice that the Scriptures said that he accuses them day and night before God. In other words, he watches them all the time and specializes in finding fault with true Christians.
I have made it clear to you that God is a man and uses man as His agent.
The same way also Satan is a man and uses man as his agent. He anoints the person (a man or a woman) with his spirit to accuse you day and night.
Satan specializes in creeping into the congregation of God’s people, even claiming to be one of them. It will take God to notice his (Satan’s) presence among His people,
Because he will religiously mix up with them so that brethren will not even notice or suspect him or her at all.
He will be prominent and command influence, but can never command respect. I repeat, Satan can command influence but he cannot command respect.
“Now, there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them. And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the Lord and said, from going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it” (Job 1:6-7, KJV).
“One day as the Angels came to present themselves before the Lord, Satan, the accuser, came with them. Where have you come from? The Lord asked Satan. And Satan replied, From earth where I’ve been watching everything that is going on” (Job 1:6-7, LB).
“Now there was a day when the Sons (the angels) of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan (the adversary and accuser) also came among them. And the Lord said to Satan, from where did you come? Then Satan answered the Lord, from going to and fro on the earth and from walking up and down on it” (Job 1:6-7, AMP).
The accuser of the brethren walks up and down testing the power behind the churches and having only but one aim. This aim is to influence the children of God to displease their God by their actions and doctrines.
He will introduce Satanic life-styles into the churches so that the Holy Ghost will be grieved out of the church.
What does Satan use to accuse the brethren?
“The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is Law” (1 Cor. 15:56, KJV).
“For sin – the sin that causes death – will all be gone; and Law which reveals our sins, will no longer be our judge” (1 Cor. 15:56, KJV).
“Now sin is the sting of death, and sin exercises its power (upon the soul) through (the abuses of) the Law” (1 Cor. 15:56, AMP).
The only thing Satan has as his armor to accuse the child of God is the Law of Moses. Accept it if you can. Without the Law, sin has lost its strength as we can see from the Scriptures.
Satan knows very well that by the deeds of the Law no flesh can be saved, for no man can obey and keep the Law.
So he cashes on that to show them the list of laws they have broken, and stand utterly condemned in the sight of God.
But he (Satan) is blind to what Christ has done for us which is the basis of our joy and boast at all times and in all situations.
“Now we know that what things so ever the Law saith to them who are under the Law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
Therefore by the deeds of the Law there shall no flesh be justified in His sight, for by the Law is the knowledge of sin” (Rom. 3:19-20, KJV).
As long as the Law of Moses become and remain effective, you will remain guilty of sin because the Law is where Satan got his power (sin) to rule over all mankind except us, whom Christ has saved. But hear what Christ has done for us if we believe and accept Him.
“For as many as are of the works of the Law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is everyone that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the Law to do them.
But that no man is justified by the Law in the sight of God, it is evident, for the just shall live by faith, but the man that doeth them shall live in them.
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the Law, being or made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is everyone that hangeth on a tree” (Gal. 3:10-13, KJV).
“And all who depend on the Law (who are seeking to be justified by obedience to the Law rituals) are under a curse and doomed to disappointment and destruction for it is written in the Scriptures, Cursed (accursed, devoted to destruction, doomed to eternal punishment) be everyone who does not continue to abide (live and remain) by all the precepts and commands written in the Book of the Law and to practice them.
Now it is evident that no person is justified (declared righteous and brought into right standing with God) through the Law, for the Scripture says. The man in right standing with God (the just, the righteous) shall live by and out of faith by he who through and by faith is declared righteous and in right standing with God shall live.
But the Law does not rest on faith (Does not require faith, has nothing to do with faith), for it itself says, he who does them (the things prescribed by the Law) shall live by them (not by faith).
Christ purchased our freedom (redeeming us) from the curse (Doom) of the Law (and its condemnation) by (Himself) becoming a curse for us, for it is written (In the Scriptures), Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree (Is crucified)” (Gal. 3: 10-11, AMP).
“Yes, and those who depend on the Jewish Laws to save them are under God’s curse, for the Scripture point out very clearly, Cursed is everyone who at any time breaks a single one of these Laws, that are written in God’s Book of Law,
Consequently, it is clear that no one can ever win God’s favour by trying to keep the Jewish Laws, because God has said that the only way we can be right in sight is by faith as the Prophet Habakkuk says it, The man who finds life will find it through trusting God.
How different from this way of faith is the way of Law which says that a man is saved by obeying every Law of God, without one slip.
But Christ has brought out from under the doom of that impossible system by taking curse for wrong doing upon himself.
For it is written in the Scripture, anyone who is hanged on a tree is cursed (as Jesus Christ was hung upon a wooden cross)” (Gal. 3: 10-11, LB).
“You were dead in sins, and your sinful desires were not yet cut away. Then He gave you a share in the very life of Christ, for He forgave all your sins, and blotted out the charges proved against you, the list of His commandments which you had not obeyed.
He took this list of sins and destroyed it by nailing it to Christ’s cross. In this way God took away Satan’s power to accuse you of sin and God openly displayed to the whole world Christ’s triumph at the cross where your sins were all taken away” (Col. 2: 13-15, LB).
Christ’s death on the cross is the only price, God required for our acquittal from the condemnation of the Law and of sin. There He made it impossible for Satan to accuse His children of sin, by destroying the Law, which is the power and source of sin.
If you still tremble when people accuse you of sin, it is a sure sign that you never believed and acknowledged what Christ has done for you. When you believe, there is going to be a performance of that which God has promised and written very clearly in His word.
But if you do not believe, you cannot be a beneficiary of His gracious provisions for all that believe.


Chapter 2
How did these hopeless and silly Laws come to the Gentiles? They came through suggestion and wrong influence from the so-called Jewish Christian who insisted that Christians must observe Moses’ Laws.
“And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago, God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe.
And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as He did unto us. And put no different between us and them, purifying their heart by faith.
Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved even as they.
Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaring what miracles and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them.
And after they held their peace, James answered, saying, men and brethren, hearken unto me:
Simeon hath declared how God at the beginning did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for His name. and to this agree the word of the prophets, as it s written,
After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up:
That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord who doeth all these things. Known unto God are all His works from the beginning of the world.
Wherefore my sentence is that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are returned to God. But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.
For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every Sabbath day” (Acts. 15: 7-21, KJV).
At the meeting, after long discussion, Peter stood and addressed them as follows. Brothers, you all knows that God chose me from among you long a ago to preach the Good News to the Gentiles so that they also could believe.
God, who men’s hearts, confirmed the fact that He accepts Gentiles by given them the Holy Spirit, just as He gave Him to us. He made no distinction between them and us, for He cleansed their lives through faith, just as He did ours.
And now are you going to correct God by burdening the Gentiles with a yoke that neither we nor our fathers were able to bear? Don’t you believe that all are saved the same way, by the free gift of the Lord Jesus?
There was no further discussion, and everyone now listened as Barnabas and Paul told about the miracles God has done through them among the Gentiles.
When they had finished, James took the floor. Brothers, he said, listen to me.
Peter has told you about the time God first visited the Gentiles to take form them a people to bring honour to His name. And this fact of Gentile conversion agrees with what prophets predicted. For instance, listen to this passage from the prophet Amos:
Afterwards (Says the Lord), I will return and renew the broken contract with David, so that Gentiles, too, will find the Lord-all those marked with my name. That is what the Lord says, who reveals His plans made from the beginning.
And so my judgment is that we should not insist that the Gentile who turn to God must obey our Jewish Laws, except that we should write to them to refrain from eating meat sacrificed to idols, from all fornication and also from eating unbled meat of strangled animals.
For these things have been preached against in Jewish synagogues in every city on every Sabbath for many generations” (Acts 15:7-21, LB).
“And after there had been a long debate, Peter got up and said to them, brethren, you know that quite a while ago God made a choice or selection from among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles should hear the message of the gospel (concerning the attainment through Christ of salvation in the kingdom of God) and believe (credit and place their confidence in it).
And God, who is acquainted with and understands the heart, bore witness to them, giving them the Holy Spirit as He also did to us. And He made no difference between us and them, but cleansed their hearts by faith (by a strong and welcome conviction that whom will obtain eternal salvation in the kingdom of God).
Now then, why do you try to test God by putting a yoke on the neck of the disciples, such as neither our forefathers nor we (ourselves) were able to endure?
But we believe that we are saved through the grace (the undeserved favour and mercy) of the Lord Jesus, just as they (are).
Then the whole assembly remained silent, and they listened (attentively) as Barnabas and Paul rehearsed what signs and wonders God had performed through them among the Gentiles.
What they had finished talking, James replied, Brethren, listen to me.
Simon (Peter) has rehearsed how God first visited the Gentiles, to take out of them a people (to bear and honour) His name. And with this the predictions of the prophets agree, as it is written.
After this I will come back, and will rebuild the house of David, which has fallen; I will rebuild its (very) ruins, and I will set it up again. So that the rest of men may seek the Lord, and all the Gentiles upon whom My name has been invoked, Says the Lord, who has been making these things known from the beginning of the world.
Therefore it is my opinion that we should not put obstacles in the way of and annoy and disturb those of the Gentiles who turn to God. But we should word to them in written to abstain from and avoid anything that has been polluted by being offered to idols, and all sexual impurity, and (eating meat of animals) that has been strangled, and (tasting of) blood.
For from ancient generation Moses has had his preachers in every town, for he is read (aloud) every Sabbath in the synagogues” (Acts 15:7-21, AMP).
Peter had already finished the matter by telling them not to trouble Christian with the Laws of Moses that even they Gentiles will be saved by the grace of Christ, and not by the Laws of Moses.
James stood up because he wanted to be heard, and confirmed what Peter said to be perfect and even quoting Scriptures to support it.
James finally made a suggestion that the Gentile churches should be given three Laws only instead of ten or more.
Why must they be given only three and not all? Is there disparity in keeping the Laws of God? Are there some meant to keep all, and some to keep few? What was James’ reason for his suggestion?
Notice what was said in verse 21. That Moses’ Laws were being read in the synagogues every Sabbath day. The Jews lay great emphasis on their Laws.
He did not say that God told him or that the Holy Spirit commanded him to say so. His suggestion pleased the rest of the Apostles, who have already compromised their faith, because of fear of persecution from the hands of the Jews and legalists at Jerusalem.
This was why they influenced Paul to recant his faith when he came to Jerusalem with Timothy. Before he left for Jerusalem, fear gripped him and he circumcised an adult, contrary to his faith and conscience for fear of the Jews.
“Then came he to Derbe and Lystra: and, behold, a certain disciple was there named Timotheus, the son of a certain woman, which was a Jewess and believed, but his father was a Greek. Which was well reported of by the brethren that were at Lystra and Iconium.
Him would Paul have to go forth with him, and took and circumcised him because of the Jews which were in those quarters, for they know all that his father was a Greek” (Acts. 16: 1-3, KJV).
“Paul and Silas went first to Derbe and then on to Lystra where they met Timothy, a believer whose mother was a Christian Jewess, but his father a Greek.
Timothy was well though of by the brothers in Lystra and Iconium, so Paul asked him to join them on their journey. In difference of the Jews of the area, he circumcised Timothy before they left, for every one knew that his father was a Greek (and hadn’t permitted this before)” (Acts 16:1-3, LB).
When he finally got to Jerusalem, the elders there including Peter started panicking because of their fellow Christian Jews.
They compelled Paul to go to the temple with a turtle dove to perform the act of purification according to Moses’ Laws, so that he will not be lynched by the Jews. So Paul of all Paul compromised in other to save his life.
“The second day Paul took us with him to meet with James and the Elders of the Jerusalem church. After greetings were exchanged, Paul recounted the many things God had accomplished among the Gentiles through his work.
Our Jewish Christians here in Jerusalem have been told that you are against the Laws of Moses, against our Jewish customs, and that you the circumcision of their children.
Now what can be done? For they will certainly hear that you have come. We suggest this. We have four men here who are preparing to shave their heads and take some vows.
Go with them to the temple and have your head shaved too, and pay for theirs to be shaved. Then every one will know that you approve of this custom for the Hebrew Christians and that you yourself obey the Jewish Laws and are in line with our thinking in these matters.
As for the Gentile Christians we aren’t asking them to follow these Jewish customs at all – except the ones we wrote to them: not to eat food offered to idols, not to eat unbled meat from strangled animals, and not to commit fornication.
So Paul agreed to their request and the next day went with the men to the Temple for the ceremony, thus publicizing his vow to offer a sacrifice, seven days later with the others. The seven days were almost ended when some Jews from Turkey saw him in the Temple and roused a mob against him.
They grabbed him, yelling, men of Israel! Help! Help! This is the man who preaches against our people and tells everybody to disobey the Jewish Laws. He even talks against the Temple and defiles it by bringing Gentiles in.
(For down in the city earlier that day, they had seen him with Trophimus, a Gentile from Ephesus in Turkey and assumed that Paul had taken him into the Temple).
The whole population of the city was electrified by these accusations and a great riot followed. Paul was dragged out of the Temple. And immediately the gates were closed behind him. As they were killing him, word reached the commander of the Roman garrison that all Jerusalem was in an uproar” (Acts 21:18-31, LB).
The same persecution he was trying to avoid, had finally befallen him. My aim is to show you how those Laws came to the Gentiles. God did not give them even one.
As a result of this influence, Paul lost his conviction. He could no longer realize that he was given a ministry to the uncircumcised (the Gentiles), while Peter was sent to the circumcised (the Jews).
He got things muddled up and all his old experiences as a Pharisee and a Teacher of Moses’ Law came back. That was why he even gave the early Gentile churches more Laws than the Apostles gave them, and also turned round asking them to ignore them.
Hear what God (the Law giver) said about this hopeless and silly Laws of Moses, the Jews adopted.
“But I took solemn oath against them while they were in the wilderness, that I would scatter them, dispersing them to the ends of the earth because they did not obey my Laws but scorned them and violated My Sabbath and long for their fathers’ idols. I let them adopt customs and Laws which were worthless through the keeping of them they could not attain life” (Eze. 20:23-25, LB).





CHAPTER 3
FROM the scriptures, the Laws were not meant to save but to kill. Of what use is the Law that cannot give life to its practitioners?
That was the reason why God Himself abrogated the Law so that the people could be saved. Is it any wonder why Peter was lamenting that nobody should dare give the Gentile Christians those Laws which neither them nor their fathers were able to keep.
Brethren, this is what Satan uses as his tool to accuse you. God has destroyed it and made an open spectacle of it at the cross of Calvary.
“And certain men which came down from Judea taught the brethren, and said, except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved” (Acts 15:1, KJV).
These men who left Jerusalem for the Gentiles to trouble them with Moses’ Laws, did they believe in Christ? Those who insisted that Christians should also observe the Laws of Moses did they believe in Christ?
If somebody, whether Roman Catholic, says he has believed the Christian faith and insists that he must continue in his Roman Catholic practices and doctrines even when it is clear, that they are against the faith of Jesus Christ, has the person believed actually the Christian faith?
This is why, without us, they can never be perfect.
“Yet I am not surprised, Satan can change himself into an angel of light, so it is no wonder his servants can do it too, and they seem like godly ministers. In the end they will get every bit of punishment their wicked deeds deserve” (2 Cor. 11:14-15, LB).
“And it is no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. So it is not surprising if his servants also masquerade as ministers of righteousness. (But) their end will correspond with their deeds” (2 Cor. 11:14-15, AMP).
When Paul recovered from the shock of his experience in the hands of the so-called Christians, false brethren, he went back to Jerusalem again.
This time he went with Titus a Gentile Christian and refused to circumcise him as he did to Timothy, because he was ready to die in defence of his faith in Christ Jesus this time around.
Once beaten, twice shy. He did that the truth of the gospel might be preserved for us in its purity.
“And they did agree; they did not even demand that Titus my companion, should be circumcised, though he was a Gentile.
Even that Christian wouldn’t have come up except for some so-called Christians there-false ones really-who came to spy on us and see what freedom we enjoy in Christ Jesus, as to whether we obeyed the Jewish Laws or not. They tried to get us all tied up in their rules, like slaves in chains.
“But we did not listen to them for a single moment, for we did not want to confuse you into thinking that salvation can be earned by being circumcised and by obeying Jewish Laws” (Gal 2:3-5, LB).
“But neither Titus who was with me, being a Greek was compelled to be circumcised.
And that was because of false brethren, unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage.
To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not far an hour, that the truth of the gospel might continue with you” (Gal.2:3-5, KJV).
“But when Peter came Antioch, I had to oppose him publicly, speaking strongly against, what he was doing, for it was very wrong.
For when he first arrived, he ate with the Gentile Christians, (who don’t bother with circumcision and the many other Jewish Laws). But afterwards, when some Jewish friends of James came, he wouldn’t do anything anymore because he was afraid of what these Jewish legalists, who insisted that circumcision was necessary for salvation would say,
And then all the other Jewish Christians and even Barnabas became hypocrites too, following Peter’s example, though they certainly knew better.
When I saw what was happening and that they weren’t being honest about really believed, and weren’t following the truth of the gospel, I said to Peter in front of all the others, though you are a Jew by birth, you have long since discarded the Jewish Laws, so why, all of a sudden, are you trying to make this Gentiles obey them?
You and I are Jews by birth, not mere Gentile sinners, and yet we Jewish Christians know very well that we cannot become right with God by obeying our Jewish Laws, but only by faith in Jesus Christ to save our sins.
And so we, too, have trusted Jesus Christ, that we might be accepted by God because of it – and not because we have obeyed the Jewish Laws. For no one will ever be saved by obeying them” (Gal.2:11-16, LB).
These false brethren go to Church and sit down as believers, but they do not believe anything we preach. This is why you hear from time to time that somebody has left the faith accusing if many sins.
“They will go to Church, yes, but they won’t really believe anything they hear. Don’t be taken in by people like that.
They are the kind who craftily sneak in other people’s homes and make friendship with silly, sin burden women and teach them their new doctrines” (2 Tim.3:5-6, LB).
Do not be disturbed by their baseless and useless accusations. It is a sure that they do not have the Spirit of God.
As long as we are depending on God, He will defend us for us for He will speak for us in the same way He spoke for Joshua, the high priest, when the accuser of the brethren accused him of many sins.
“Then the Angel showed me (in my vision) Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the Lord, and Satan was there too, at the Angel’s right hand, accusing Joshua of many things.
And the Lord said to Satan, I reject your accusations, Satan, yes, I the Lord, for I have decided to be merciful to Jerusalem – I rebuke you I have decreed mercy to Joshua and his nation, they are like a burning stick pulled out of fire” (Zech. 3:1-3, LB).
Remember that Joshua was representing God’s servant, the BRANCH who was to come. May God enrich your understanding here is my prayer.
“Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for His own? Will God? No. He is the one who has forgiven us and given us right standing with Himself.
Who then will condemn us? Will Christ? No. For He is the one who died for us and came back to life again for us and is sitting at the place of highest honour next to God pleading for us there in heaven.” (Rom. 8:33-34, LB).
“Who shall bring any charge against God’s Elects (when it is) God who justifies (that is, who put us in right relation with Himself?
Who shall come forward and accuse or impeach those whom God has chosen? Will God, who acquits us?)
Who is there to condemn (us)? Will Christ Jesus (the Messiah), who died, or rather who was raised from the dead, who is at the right hand side of God actually pleading as He intercedes for us? (Rom. 8:33-34, AMP).
“Who shall lay anything to the charge of God’s elects? It is God that justifieth.
Who is He that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us” (Rom. 8:33-34, KJV).
Who can accuse the person, whom God has counted holy and righteous and has justified? If God is on our side, who can be against us? Nobody. Amen.
“So keep on believing what you have been taught from the beginning. If you do, you will always be in close fellowship with both God the Father and His Son” (1 John 2:24, LB).
“First I want to remind you that in the last days there will be some scoffers who will do every wrong they can think of and laugh at the truth” (2 Pet. 3:3, LB).
Dearly beloved of the Father, hold your faith firm and defend it with your life if it calls for it. Nothing is more precious than eternal life.
Man must talk as long as his mouth alive. Do not be discouraged or doubt your belief, because of what our enemies are saying about us. If these things do not happen, how can the scriptures be fulfilled?
Scoffers must appear in our day, whether we like it or not. God must permit His Promises to tarry for a long time to enable scoffers and blasphemers to appear and seal their doom.
“Dear friends, remember what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ told you, that in the last times, there would come these scoffers whose whole purpose in life is to enjoy themselves in every evil way imaginable.
They stir up arguments, they love the evil things of the world, they do not have the Holy Spirit living in them” (Jude 17-19, LB).
Our fathers were over comers and Jesus said because He overcame, we shall also overcome. He told us to fear not, because He has overcome.
He would and has given us victory the same way He gave our fathers.
“And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and Power of His Christ, for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night” (Rev. 12:10, KJV).
Finally, note that Satan uses men and women as his agents to accuse God’s people. The accuser of brethren is Satan and is defeated.
“I especially need your prayers right now, so that I can come back to sooner” (Heb. 13:19, LB).
“But I beseech you the rather to do this, that I may be restored to you sooner” (Heb. 13:19, KJV).
“And I beg you (to pray for us) the, more earnestly, in order that I may be restored to you the sooner” (Heb. 13:19, AMP).
“Stop listening to teaching that contradicts what you know is right” (Prov.19:27, LB).
Victory is ours through Christ our Lord.
God bless you all.

EPISTLE 8
WHY PEOPLE HATE PREACHING SALVATION BY GRACE ALONE
CHAPTER 1

1. ALMOST all religious groups and associations, no matter the name they are called, preach that salvation is by grace, God’s unmerited favor.

2. They also acknowledge that man’s righteousness is like filthy rags in the sight of God. They also turn round to preach the necessity for the observance of the Ten Commandments of God as a means of salvation after one has believed in Christ and professed his name in baptism.

3. If a man earns his salvation by observing a set of rules and regulations, it is no longer grace but works and the person has good reasons to boast that he tried a lot at the end.

4. There is no labor greater than observing rules and regulations.

5. The reason why people find it very difficult to rely on God’s grace alone for their salvation is that they are not sure that grace will be sufficient for them. They are very much afraid of being disappointed in the end; for man does not value free gift .

6. “And yet we Jewish Christians know very well that we cannot become right with God by obeying our Jewish Laws, but only by faith in Jesus Christ to take away our sins.

7. And so we, too, have trusted in Jesus Christ, that we might be accepted by God because of faith – and not because we have obeyed the Jewish Laws. For no one will ever be saved by obeying them.

8. But what if we trust Christ to save us and then find that we are wrong, and that we cannot be saved without being circumcised and obeying all the other Jewish Laws? Wouldn’t we need to say that faith in Christ had ruined us?

9. God forbid that any one should dare to think such things about our Lord. Rather, we are sinners if we start rebuilding the old systems I have being destroying, of trying to be saved by keeping Jewish laws,

10. For it was through reading the scriptures that I came to realize that I could never find God’s favor by trying – and failing – to obey the Laws. I came to realize that acceptance with God comes by believing in Christ” (Gal. 2:16-19, LB).

11. It is through the reading of scriptures that anybody will be convinced that salvation is just by grace and grace alone.

12. Some people avoid relying on grace of God alone because they are not prepared to absorb the shock of the cruel mockery, persecution and harsh resentment that often follows the message of salvation by grace alone.

13. “Those teachers of yours who are trying to convince you to be circumcised are doing it for just one reason: so that they can be popular and avoid the persecution they would get if they admitted that the cross of Christ alone can save.

14. And even those teachers who submit to circumcision don’t try to keep the other Jewish Laws; but they want you to be circumcised in order that they can boast that you are their disciples” (Gal. 6:12-13, LB).

15. “Some people even say that I myself am preaching that circumcision and Jewish Laws are necessary to the plan of salvation. Well, if I preached that, I would be persecuted no more – for that message doesn’t offend anyone. The fact that I am still being persecuted proves that I am still preaching salvation through faith in the cross of Christ alone” (Gal. 5:11, LB).

16. Only very few preachers, called of God will stand gallantly and publish the truth of the gospel without currying favor with the people. The message of the cross of Christ is an offensive one and not many can bear it.

17. As many as will like to be popular with the world must preach a popular message that is wildly accepted by all so as to make converts.

18. A real man of God that is sure of his calling does not ask for disciples, rather, he chases people back with his offensive and unbearable message which is a stumbling block to many. Only God’s people will believe him and follow him.

19. “When his disciple heard this, many of them said, this is a hard and difficult and strange saying (an offensive and unbearable message). Who can stand to hear it? (Who can be expected to listen to such teaching?). After this, many of his disciples drew back (returned to their old association) and no longer accompanied Him” (John 6:60, 66, AMP).

20. “Jesus said to the twelve, will you also go away? (And do you too desire to leave me?). Sermon Peter answered, Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words (the message) of eternal life. And we have learned to believe and trust, and (more) we have come to know (surely) that you are the Holy one of God, the Christ (the anointed one), the Son of the Living God” (John 6:67-69, AMP).

21. Some refuse to preach it because they think it will pollute and demoralize the people, while some think the world will hate them if they preach that salvation is just by unmerited favor from God.

22. Any man with very high moral or principle should keep it to himself if he wants to be saved and should not attribute it to his salvation.

23. No matter how morally upright a man may think he is today, he cannot be more morally upright than Saint Paul when he was holding tightly to the Jewish Laws thinking he was saved.

24. It was when his eyes were open to the truth of the gospel of salvation that he discovered that he merely wasted his time practising religion instead of Christianity. This illustration is very much applicable to many today.

25. “For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ring leader of the sect of the Nazarenes” (Acts 24:5, KJV).

26. “For we have found him to be a trouble maker, a man who is constantly inciting the Jews throughout the entire world to riots and rebellions against the Roman government. He is a ring leader of the sect known as the Nazarenes” (Acts 24:5, LB).

27. “For we have found this man a perfect pest (a real plague), an agitator in the source of disturbance to all the Jews throughout the world, and a ring leader of the (heretical, division producing) sect of the Nazarenes” (Acts 24:5, AMP).

28. “And they are informed of thee, that thou teacheth all the Jews which are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that they ought not to circumcise their Children, neither to work after the customs” (Acts 21:21, KJV).

29. “Our Jewish Christians here at Jerusalem have been told that you are against the Laws of Moses, against our Jewish customs, and that you forbid the circumcision of their Children” (Acts 21:21, LB).

30. From the scriptures quoted above, one can see very clearly that even the Apostles were afraid of preaching that the cross of Jesus Christ alone saves.

31. They were preaching Christianity plus Judaism or Christ and the Law of Moses. They were sore afraid of stirring up a revolution. Can we because of fear of death shy away from declaring the whole counsel of God? No sir!



CHAPTER 2

1.ANOTHER group do not want people to accuse them of preaching heresy. As a result of the simplicity of the message of grace, which attaches no burden to the believer than faith, some who are ignorant call the message heresy.

2.“But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the Law and in the prophets” (Acts 24:14, JKV).

3.That Paul believes the Law and the prophets means that he studied all of them, passed through all them and is now in a better position to tell his opposers that he was sure and certain of his faith and teachings, and that he never deceived anybody.

4.“For it was through reading the scripture that I came to realize that I could never find God’s favor by trying - and failing – to obey the Laws. I came to realize that acceptance with God comes by believing in Christ” (Gal. 2:19, LB).

5.“For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God” (Acts 20:27, KJV).

6.As many as have abandoned this faith because they never believed the message of grace are liars and hypocrites.

7. They claim they are good when they are grievous wolves. They were the people that spurned the Law and have now spurned grace. They are afraid it will make their wives, husbands, and children, go wild.

8.Dearly beloved brethren, anybody that goes wild as a result of the message of grace has been wild from the onset.

9.They were the people that were breaking the Laws of Moses secretly and come out to condemn others. Every elect of God is always giving God the glory for paying the debt we could not pay.

10. If not this man who came from the opposite direction, as promised by the Almighty from the beginning, we would have died before getting to the end.

11. The message has made our homes Paradise on earth. You will all acknowledge the fact that those who claimed that this message is troubling their homes were never having peace in their homes even under the Law.

12. They were hypocritically suppressing their feelings before brethren and would open up from time to time.

13. We are beneficiaries of God’s abundant grace and we have the fruits to show the world that we are not deceived.

14. “For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eye witnesses of his majesty” (2 Pet. 1:16, KJV).

15. We are not surprised when such adherents of Moses’ Laws leave our fellowship because if they belong to us, they must abide with us and enjoy God’s unmerited favor with us.

16. “They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us” (1 John 2:19, KJV).

17. “These men belong to this world, so, quite naturally, they are concerned about worldly affairs and the world pays attention to them.

18. But we are Children of God; that is why only those who walked and talked with God will listen to us. Others won’t. That is another way to know whether a message is really from God; for if it is, the world won’t listen to it” (1John 4:5-6, LB).

19. “Anyone whose father is God listens gladly to the words of God. Since you don’t, it proves you aren’t His Children” (John 8:47, LB).

20. “He that is of God heareth God’s words; ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God” (John 8:47, KJV).

21. God bless you all.


EPISTLE 11
THE CROSS OF CHRIST CANNOT CEASE ITS OFFENCE.
CHAPTER 1

‘’AND, brethren if yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution then is the offence of the crossed ceased’’ (GAL, 5:11kjv)

2‘’some people even say that I myself am preaching that circumcision

And Jewish laws are necessary to the plan of salvation. Well, if I yet preach circumcision that, I would be persecuted no more-for that message doesn’t offend anyone.

3. The fact that I am still being persecuted proves that I am still preaching the salvation through in the cross of Christ alone (GAL, 5:11,, LB)

4. There is no way we can avoid the offence that follows the preaching of the cross of Christ as the only source of our salvation. Some believe that they must have faith in Christ and also observe the Laws of Moses. They do it to avoid the offence that accompanies the faith of Christ.

5. “Those teacher of your who are trying to convenience you to be circumcised are doing it for just one reason: so that they can be popular and avoid the persecution they would get if they admitted that the cross of Christ alone can save.

6. And even those teachers who submit to circumcision don’t try to keep the other Jewish Laws; but they want you to be circumcised in order can boast that you are their disciples’’(GAL,6:12-13,LB).

7. Any preacher that refuses to the truth of the gospel because he does not want to be persecuted or ridiculed or become unpopular, is never called by God. He is preaching to make a good living out of it .HE Preaches the wholesome doctrine of Christ, many of His followers will leave him as has the case with all approved men of God that have appeared on earth from the beginning of creation.

8. “To those who are not being saved, we seem a fearful smell of death and doom, while to those who know Christ we are a life-giving perfumed.

9. But who is adequate for such a task as this? Only those who,, ,like ourselves , are men of integrity sent by God ,speaking with Christ ‘s power, with Gods eye upon us We are not like those hucksters- and there are many of them Whose idea in getting out the Gospel is to make a good living out of it’’(2Cor. 2:16-17LB).

10. When God called saint Paul, He showed him ahead of time all what he would pass through while attending for Christ alone Today many preach Christ without any experience at all because God did not call them.

11. ‘’But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life purpose, faith, longsuffering charity, patience, persecution afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at, conium , at Lystra; what out of them all the Lord delivered me Yea, and all that live godly in Christ Jesus, shall suffer persecution ‘ ‘(2 Tim,3:12kjv).

12. Saint Paul did not leave Timothy in ignorance concerning this matter so that he would not be discouraged on the way when he encourage oppositions from the legalist.

13. ‘’for the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring nothing the understanding of the prudent.

14 Where is the wisest? Where is the scribe? Where are the disputer of this world hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world for after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe?

15 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek sign, and the Greek seek after wisdom: But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greek foolishnesses

But unto the Greeks foolishness but unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God ‘’(1cor 1:18-24,kjv).

16 ‘’Now when the congregation was broken-up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who, speaking to them ,persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.

17 And the Sabbath day almost the whole city together to hear the word of God. But when the Jews saw the filled with envy and spoke against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming ‘’ (Acts, 13:43-45Kjv).

18 Those who insist that the Law of Moses must be will go to all length to make sure that nobody pays attention to our Message. This is the condemnation already because they selves do not keep the Law of Moses.

19 ‘’But the Jews stirred up the the devout and honorable women, and the chief men of the city , and raised persecution against Paul and Barnabas and expelled them out of their coast s’’(Acts 13:50,kjv).

20 ‘’But the Jews stirred up the leading men of the city and the gentile women of high social standing who worshipped God. They started a persecution against Paul and Barnabas and threw them out of their region’’(Acts 13:50,LB).

21 ‘’All the energies of the cross Christ today will use their money and campaign to stir up people against us They will label us false preachers, heretics and even call of us devils.

22 Christianity has not changed. I have decided to document this because many of you doubt the faith each time opposition comes especially from false brethren who crept into our midst unawares.

23 ‘’And that because of false brethren, unawares brought in, who came in privately to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus that they might bring us to bondage.

24 To whom we gave place by subjection, no not for an hour, that the truth of the gospel might continue with you’’ (Gal,2:4-5,kjv).

25 ‘’Even that question wouldn’t have come up except for so called Christians there false once, who came to spy on us and see what freedom we enjoyed in Christ Jesus the, as to where we obeyed the Jewish laws or not .They tried to get us all tied up in their rules ,like slaves away in chains.

26 But we did not listen to them for a single moment, for we did want to confuse you into thinking that salvation can be earned by being circumcised and by obeying laws(GAL, 2:4-5,LB).

27 ‘’(my precaution)because of false brethren who have been secretly smuggled in (to the Christian brotherhood)they slipped in to spy on our liberty and the freedom which we have in Christ Jesus that they might bring into bondage(under the law of Moses ).

28 To them we did not yield submit ion even for a moment that the truth might continue to be (preserved) for you(in its purity)(Gal.2:4-5,amp)

29. “At I conium, Paul and Barnabas went to the synagogue and preached with such power that many both Jews and Gentiles believed. But the Jews who spurned Gods message stirred up distrust among the Gentiles against Paul and Barnabas, saying all sorts of evil things about them…

30 Only anew days later some Jews arrived from Antioch and iconium turned the crowd murderous mob that stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, apparently dead. But as the believers stood around him, he got up and went in the city.

31 The next he left with Barabbas for derby. After preaching the goodness their and making many disciples, they returned again to lystra, iconium and Antioch, were they held the believers to grow in love for God and each other.

32 They encouraged them to continue in the faith in spite of all persecutions, reminding them that they must enter in to the kingdom of God through many tribulations’’ (Act, 14:1-2, 19-22, LB).

33 Dearly beloved elect of God since you have in the cross of Christ were your sins were taken care of do not mind what people call you or say about you because they do not know God neither do they know us.

34 ‘’See how very much our heavenly father love us for he allowed us to be called his children –think of it !but since most people don’t know God, naturally they don’t understand that we are his children’’(1 John 3:1,LB).

CHAPTER 2

1 WE are not called to please men but God. If we aim at pleasing men, we cannot please God again. All those that have left us that the might be fulfilled, have become men pleasers and that is why they are always soliciting the favour of the heathens and denominations.

2 Now am I trying to win the favour of men, or of God? Do I seek to please men? if were still seeking popularity with men, I should not be a bond of servant of Christ (the messiah)’’(GAL,1:10,AMP).

3 ‘’You can see that I am not trying to please you by sweet talk and flattery, nor am trying to please God. If were still trying to please men could not be Christ’s servant’’ (Gal.1:10,lb).

4 ‘’For do I now persuade men or God? or do I seek to please men? For I yet please men, I should not be the servant of Christ ‘’(Gal.1:10kjv).

5 Little children and as yea have head that antichrist shall come, even now are there many anti-Christ’s whereby we know that it is the last time.

6 They went out from us but they were not of us for if they have been of us, they would no doubt have continued but they went out from us but they went out that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.

7 ‘’But ye have an unction from the holy one, and ye know all things . I have written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it and that no lie is of the truth’’ (1 John 2:18-21kjv).

8 ‘’dear children this world last hour has come. You have the antichrist who is coming – the one who is against Christ-and already many such person have appeared this makes us all the more certain that the end of the world is near.

9 These ‘’against Christ ‘’people use to be members of our churches but they never really belong with us or else they would have stayed. When they left us it proved that they were not of us at all.

10 But you are not like that, for the Holy Spirit having come upon you, and you know the truth. So I am not writing as to those who need to know the truth, but worn you to discern the different between true and false’’ (1 John.2:18-21LB).

11 All that ran this race and received Gods approval aims at pleasing god rather than men. This should be our attitude. A true Christian takes sides with God no matter what it takes him.

12 And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people. Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and Syrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen, and they were not able to resist the spirit by which he spake.

13 Then they suborned men, which said we have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God.

14 And they stirred the people, and the elders, and the Scribes, and came upon him, and cut him, and brought him to the council and set up false witnesses, which said, this man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words against this holly place, and for the Laws we have heard him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth, shall destroy this place and shall change the custom which Moses delivered us’’(Acts 6:8-14).

15 ‘’Stephen, the man so full of faith and the holy spirit’s power, did spectacular miracles among the people. But one day some of the men from the Jewish cult of ‘The Freed men’ started an argument with him, and they were soon joined by Jews from syrine, Alexambia in Egypt Turkish province of Cilicia and Ausia. But none of them were able to stand against Stephen wisdom and spirit.

16 So they brought in some men to lie about him claiming they have head Stephen curse Moses and even God.

17 This accusation roused the crowed to furry against Stephen, and the je wish leader arrested him and brought him before the council.

18 The lying witnesses testified again that Stephen was constantly speaking against the temple and against the Laws of Moses. They declared, we have heard him say that this fellow Jesus of Nazareth will destroy the temple and throw out all of Moses Laws.’’(Acts 6:8-14, LB).

19 ‘’Then peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, ye rulers\of the people, and elders of is real. If we this day be examined of the good deed done by the impotent men, by what means he is made whole, be it known unto you all, and to all the people of is real, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.

20 This is the stone which was set at naught of you builders which is become the head of the corner.

21 Neither is their salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men, be saved.

22 Now when they saw the boldness of peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled ;and they took knowledge of them, that they has been with Jesus.

23 And beholding the man which was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it, but when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves, saying what shall we do to those men? for that indeed a notable miracle hath this done by them is manifest to all them that dwell in Jerusalem and we cannot deny it.

24 But that is spread no further among the people, let us strictly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name.

25 And they called them and commanded then not to speak at all or speak in the name of Jesus.

26 And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.

27 But Peter and John answered and said unto them, whether it be right in the sight of God, to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard”(Acts.4:8-20,KJV).

28 as many of you as will like to please men or hear what men are saying instead of paying attention to God, you are free to join these people that have left this faith now or never.

29 A time came, when some disgruntled individuals who were seeking recognition went out from the church and Jerusalem on their own to trouble believers in the Gentiles who had believed Justification by Faith.

30 They were upsetting their faith by telling them that believing in Christ was not enough for their salvation and that they must also observe the Laws of Moses.

31 Saint Paul ran mad with such preachers and dragged the matter to Jerusalem where there were pillars of the church.

32 And certain men which came down from Judea thought the brethren, and said, except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.

33 When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this question” (Acts 15:1-2, KJV).

34 While Paul and bananas were at Antioch some men from Judea and began to teach the believers that unless they adhered to the ancient Jewish custom of circumcision they could not be saved.

35 Paul and bananas argued and discussed this with them at length, and finally the believers sent to Jerusalem accompanied by some local men, to talk to the apostles and elders there about this question’’ (Act. 15:1-2,LB).

36 ‘’And when James cephas and john, who sinned to the pillars perceived the grace that was given un to me, they gave to me and bananas the right hand of fellowship; that we should go on to the heathen, and they unto the circumcision (GAL.2:9kjv).

37 There at Jerusalem, peter who received the commission to open the gate to the gentile who Cornelius, wormed those mischief makers to stop bordering the believers with the Law of Moses, which neither they nor their father could keep.

38 . And when there had much disputing, peter rose up, and said unto them, men and brethren, ye know how that a ago, will ago, god made choice among us, that the gentiles by my oral cavity should bear the word of the gospel and believe .

39. And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us. And put no difference between us and them purifying their hearts by faith.

40. Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers were we able to bear? But we believe through the grace of our lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved even as they’’ (Act 15:7-11,kjv}.

41 ‘’the the meeting after long discussion peter stood and addressed them as follows you all know that God chose me among you long ago to preach the Good News to the gentiles so that they could believe.

42 God who knows men’s heart confirmed the fact that. He accepts the Gentiles by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He gave Him to us. He made no distinction between them and us, for he cleansed their lives through faith, just as He did ours.

43 And now are you going to correct God by burdening the Gentiles with a yoke that neither we nor our fathers were able to bear? Don’t you believe that all are saved the same way, by the free gift of the Lord Jesus ‘’(Act 15:7-11,LB).

44 ‘’after a long debate peter stood up and said, my brothers, you know that a long time ago god chose me amongst you to preach the Good News to the Gentiles, so that they hear and believe.

45 And God, who knows the thoughts every one, showed His approval of the Gentiles by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as He had to us. He made no difference between us and them; He forgave their sins because they believed.

46 So then, why do you now want to put God to test by laying a load on the bags of the believers which neither our our ancestors were able nor we ourselves were able to carry? No! We believed an dare saved by the grace of the Lord Jesus, just as they are’’ (Act 15:7-11, GNB).

47 Even peter believed that through grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, they too being Jews would obtain salvation. This is why it is a serious matter for people to neglect the cross of Christ because its offence.

48 The fearful and unbelieving will never have a place in the kingdom of heaven. Be courageous brethren and fight the good fight of faith.

49 When Saint Paul wanted to avoid the offence of the cross of Christ, he made horrible mistakes that created the greatest confusion in the Christian faith.

50 Then came he to Derbe lystra: and, behold, a certain disciple was there named Timotheus, the son of a certain woman which was a Jewess and believed, but his father was a Greek. Which was well reported of by the brethren that were at Lystra and Iconium?

51 Him would Paul have to go forth with him, and took and circumcised him because of the Jews which were in those quarters, for they know all that his father was a Greek’’ (Act 16:1-3, KJV).

52 ‘’Paul and Silas went first to Derbe and then unto Lystra were they met timothy, a believer whose mother was a Christian Jewess, but his father a Greek.

53 Timothy was well though of by the brothers in Lystra and Iconium, so Paul ask him to join them on their journey. In deference of the Jews of the area then, he circumcised timothy before they left for every one new that his father was a Greek (and hadn’t permitted this before)’’ (Act 16:1-3, LB).

54 Saint Paul who knew better about the law circumcised Timothy at an old age to avoid persecution in the hands of the Jews .These Jews were the so called Christians in Jerusalem who insisted that Christians must also observe the Laws of Moses.

55 ‘’And the day following Paul went in with us unto James; and all the elders were present. And when hw had saluted them, he declared particularly what things God had wrought and among the Gentiles by this ministry.

56 And they had it, they glorified the lord, and said unto him, thou seest brother how many thousands of Jews which believe, and they are all zealous of the law: and they are informed of thee, that thou teachest all the Jews which are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses saying that they ought not to circumcise their children, neither to walk after the customs.

57 What is it therefore? The multitude must needs to come together: for they will that thou art come.

58 Do therefore this what we say to thee: we have four men, which have a vow on them; them take, and purify thyself with them, and be at charges with them, that they may shave their heads: and all may know that those things, were of that they were informed concerning thee, are nothing but thou thy self also walkest orderly and keepest the law.

59 As touching the gentiles which believe, we have written and concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they keep themselves from things offered to idles, and from blood and from strangled, and from fornication.

60 Then Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself with them entered in to the temple, to purify their accomplishment of the days of purification until that an offering should be offered to every one of them.

61 And when the seven days were almost ended the Jews which are of Asia, when they say him in the temple stirred up all the people and laid hands on him, crying out, men of Israel, help: this is the man that teachet all men against the people and the law, and this place: and further brought Greeks in to the temple, and hath polluted this holy place?(Act 21:18-28,KJV).

62 ‘’the second day Paul took with him to meet with James with elders of Jerusalem church after greetings were exchanged, Paul recounted the many things God has accomplished among the Gentiles through his work.

63 They praised God but then said, you know dear brother how many thousands of Jews has also believed, and they are all very insistent that Jewish believers must continue to follow the Jewish traditions and customs.

64 Our Jewish Christians here in Jerusalem have been told that you against the law of Moses, against our Jewish customs, and that you forbid the circumcision of their children.

65 What can be done? For they will certainly here that He has come we suggest this. We have four men who are preparing to shave their heads and take some vows.

66 Go with them to the temple and have your heads shaved too, and pay for theirs to be shaved .Then every one will know that you approved of this custom for the Hebrew Christians and that you yourself obey the Jewish laws and are in line with our thin king in this matter.

67 As for the, and Gentile Christians we aren’t asking them to follow this customs at all-except for the ones we wrote to them about :not to eat food offered to idles, not to eat unbled meet from strangled animals and not to commit fornication.

68 So Paul agreed to their request and the next day went to the with the men to the temple for the ceremony, thus publicizing his vow to offer a sacrifice then, seven days latter with the others the seven day were almost ended when some Jews from Turkey saw him in the temple and roused a mob against him.

69 They grabbed him, yelling men of Israel! Help! Help! This is the man who preaches against our people and tells every body to disobey the Jewish laws. He even talks against the temple and defies it by bringing gentile in’’ (Act 21:18-28, LB).

70 From the above account, one can see that all the so called Christians in Jerusalem including Peter have compromised their faith for fear of persecution from the Jewish people.

71 Saint Paul was also persuaded to make another offering before the high priest for purification in accordance with the laws of Moses, which he did and yet he was not sped he had been teaching the believers contrary to the laws of Moses and now the elders in Jerusalem has compelled him to deny his faith because of fear of offence o f the cross of Christ.

72 When he recovered he went back to Jerusalem again this time with Titus a Gentile and he did not circumcise him.

73 If those people were really Christians that believe in Christ, they would not have said that the presence of their fellow Christian Brother in the temple defiled their temple.

74 ‘’Then fourteen days after I went up again to Jerusalem with Bananas and took Titus with me also and I went up by revelations and I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles , but privately which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain.

75 But neither Titus, who was with me being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised’’ (Gal. 2:1-3,KJV).

76 Then fourteen years later I went back to to Jerusalem again, this time with Barnabas: and Titus came along too.

77 I went there with definite orders from God to confer with brothers there about the message I was preaching to the Gentiles.

78 I talked privately with the leaders of the church so that they would all understand what I had been teaching and, I hoped, agreed it was right.

79 And they did agree; they did not even demand that Titus, my companion, should be circumcised, though he was a Gentile (Gal 2:1-3, KJV).

81 So, when we try to avoid the offence of the cross of Christ, surely will deny our faith.

81 When Paul recovered from that error compromise, he took a hard stand on his conviction those people who sinned to the elders meant nothing to him any longer.

82 If you are not careful, an elder who is out of the way but in the church can cause you to deny your faith. This is why it is very necessary for us to have personal conviction of what we believe.

83 God Bless You All.



EPISTLE 13

THE GREATEST STUMBLING BLOCK OF ALL THE AGES: GOD IS A MAN’

CHAPTER 1

1. IT has remained the greatest stumbling block in all the ages for the people of God to recognize and acknowledge that God is a man.

2. Prophet Isaiah also said it by the inspiration of God that God’s people do not know Him.

3. “The ox knoweth his owner and the ass his master’s crib: but Israel doth not know, My people do not consider. Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evil doers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the Lord, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward” (Isa. 1:3-4, KJV).

4. “Even the animals- the donkey and the ox-know their owner and appreciate his care for them, but not my people Israel. No matter what I do for them, they still don’t care. Oh, what a sinful nation they are! They walk bent-backed beneath their load of guilt. Their fathers before them were evil too. Born to be bad, they have turned their backs upon the lord, and have despised the Holy One of Israel. They have cut themselves off from my help” (Isa.1:3-4, LB).

5. The reason is that they have always held tenaciously to the letters of the Holy Scriptures without understanding the meaning. They have read that no eyes can see God and live because He exists as an unseen spirit.

6. According to some opinion, if God could be a man, it then means that man as God created man.

7. No matter the way anybody looks at this issue, the Holy Scriptures will help us remove this misconception about God.

8. “(Direct such people) to the teaching and to the testimony! If their teachings are not in accord with this word, it is surely because there is no dawn and no morning for them” (Isa. 8:20, AMP).

9. To all Christians, the mystery of God has been clearly revealed to them with the help of the Holy Scriptures.

10. “Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God has shewed it unto them. For them invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and godhead; so that they are without excuse:

11. Because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened” (Rom.1: 19-21, KJV).

12. The Holy Scripture also recorded that God is a Spirit but somebody should patiently study the Scriptures to find out how this Sovereign Spirit reveals Himself to His people.

13. “God is a spirit; and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth” (John 4:24, KJV).

14. “God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man that He should repent; hath he said, and shall He not do it or hath He spoken and shall He not make it good?” (Num. 23:19, KJV).

15. A time came, when Moses asked God to show Him His face as a sign that he had found grace in His sight but God refused saying that no eye would see Him and live.

16. Nevertheless, the Scripture recorded that God hid Moses under a rock and passed by so that Moses only saw God’s back.

17. Whether back or face Moses saw God and did not die, for if H should die for seeing God’s back, the Lord wouldn’t have spoken to Moses face to face as clearly recorded in the Bible.

18. “And the Lord Spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp; but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man departed not out of the terbanacle” (Exo. 33:11, KJV).

19. “For wherein shall it be known here that I and Thy people have found grace in Thy sight? Is it not in that Thou goest with us? So shall we be separated, I and Thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth.

20. And the Lord said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken; for thou hast found grace in My sight, and I know thee by name. And he said, I beseech thee, show me Thy glory.

21. And He said, I will make all My goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before thee, and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.

22. And He said, thou canst not see My face! For there shall no man see Me and live. And the Lord said, behold, there is a place by Me, and thou shall stand upon a rock: and it shall come to pass, while My glory passeth by, that I will put thee in cleft of the rock; and will cover thee with My hand while I pass by; and I will take away My hand and thou shall see my back parts: but My face shall not be seen” (Exo,33:16-23, KJV).

23. In the book of Genesis, the first man created by God was Adam. Adam was in constant fellowship with God the Creator face to face as a human being and he did not die.

24. It was in that human estate that God could call Adam and Eve by their names and even made clothes for them and clothed them when they fell away from the faith of God due to the subtlety of Satan.

25. “And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.

26. But the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, where are you? He said, I heard the sound of You (walking) in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself” (Gen. 38:8-10, AMP).

CHAPTER 2

1. LET us examine some of the cases where God visited His people in the Old Testament whether He visited them as Spirit or as Human Being with human flesh. We shall also note how many people that died because they saw God with their naked human eyes and not in a dream or vision.

2. “And the Lord appeared unto Him in the plain of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day and he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him, and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door and bowed himself towards the ground.

3. And said, my Lord, if now I have found favour in Thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant: let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree;

4. And I will fetch a morsel of bread and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, so do, as thou hast said” (Gen.18:1-5, KJV).

5. “And He said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life and lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door which was behind him.

6. Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age: and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, after I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my Lord being old also?

7. And the Lord said unto Abraham, wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old? Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son” (Gen. 18:10-14).

8. “And the Lord said, shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do; seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and also the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?

9. For I know him that he will command his children and his household after him and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment: that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.

10. And the Lord said, because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is grievous, I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me, and if not, I will know.

11. And the men turned their faces from thence and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the Lord. And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: with thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?

12. That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee; shall not the4 judge of all the earth do right? And the Lord said, if I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.

13. And Abraham answered and said, behold now I have taken upon myself to speak unto the Lord which am but dust and ashes” (Gen. 18:17-27, KJV).

14. Who is in doubt that Abraham had a face to face conversation with the Almighty God as we can see in the passage?

15. I mean that God spoke to Abraham and Abraham spoke back to God physically not in a dream or vision.

16. Notice that Abraham first identified them as men and welcomed them into his house God revealed Himself to him and that was the one that spoke to Abraham.

17. “And He said unto Moses, Come up unto the Lords, thou, and Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; and worship ye afar off. And Moses alone shall come near the Lord; but they shall not come nigh, neither shall the people go up with him.

18. And Moses came and told the people all the words of the Lord and all the judgments: and all the people answered with one voice, and said, all the words which the Lord hath said we will do.

19. And Moses wrote all the words of the Lord, and rose up early in the morning and builded an altar under the hill, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel. And he sent young men of the children of Israel, which offered burnt offerings and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen unto the Lord. And Moses took half of the blood, and put it in bason; and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar.

20. And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience of the people: and they said, all that the Lord has said we will do, and be obedient. And Moses took the blood and sprinkled it on the people, and said, behold the blood of the covenant, which the Lord hath made with you concerning all these words.

21. Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel. And that they saw the God of Israel, and there was under His feet as it were a paved work of sapphire stone and as it were the body of heaven in His clearness. And upon the nobles of the children of Israel He Laid not His hand: also they saw God and did eat and drink” (Exo. 24:1-11, KJV).

22. If God was revealed as spirit without flesh and blood, how could he had eaten and drank wine even with the seventy elders of Israel? How many died because they saw, ate and drank with God?

23. “And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a Man over against him with His sword drawn in His hand: and Joshua went unto Him, and said unto Him, Art thou for us or for our adversaries?

24. And He said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the Lord am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face, and did worship, and said unto Him, what saith my Lord unto His servant?” (Joshua 5:13-14).

25. God appeared to Joshua as a well-dressed soldier in a human form. Joshua got the revelation when He (God) revealed Himself to Him and Joshua fell down and worshipped Him.

26. “And when Gideon perceived that He was an Angel of the Lord, Gideon said, Alas, O Lord God! For because I have seen an Angel of the Lord face to face. And the Lord said unto him, peace be unto thee; fear not thou shalt not die” (Judges 6:22-23, KJV).

27. The same God that people claim to be invisible made Himself visible to Gideon the man of God. Although Gideon was so afraid that he would die because he has seen God physically, God Himself assured him of safety that he would not die because He revealed Himself to him physically.

28. There Gideon built an altar to the Lord who revealed Himself to him and called it Jehovah Shalom.

29. “And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah, and his wife was barren, and bare not. And the Angel of the Lord appeared unto the woman, and said unto her, Behold now thou art barren, and bearest not: but thou shalt conceive, and bear a son” (Judges 13:2-3, KJV).

30. “Then the woman came and told her husband, saying, a Man of God came unto me, and His countenance was like the countenance of an angel of God, very terrible: but I asked Him not whence He was, neither told He me His name: but He said unto me, behold, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son, and now drink no wine nor strong drink, neither eat any unclean thing: for the child shall be a Nazarite to God from the womb to the day of his death.

31. Then Manoah entreated the Lord and said, O my Lord, let the Man of God which thou didst send come again unto us, and teach us what we shall do unto the child that is born. And God hearkened to the voice of Manoah; and the Angel of the God came again unto the woman as she sat in the field: but Manoah her husband was not with her.

32. And the woman made haste, and ran, and shewed her husband, and said unto him, Behold, the Man hath appeared unto me, that came unto me the other day. And Manoah arose, and went after his wife, and came to the Man, and said unto Him, Art thou the man that speakest unto the woman? And He said, I am” (Judges 13:6-11, KJV).

33. “So Manoah told a kid with a meat offering, and offered it upon a rock unto the Lord; and the Angel did wondrously; and Manoah and his wife looked on. For it came to pass, when the flame came up toward heaven from off the altar, that the Angel of the Lord ascended in the flame of the altar. And Manoah and his wife looked on it, and fell on their faces to the ground.

34. But the Angel of the Lord did no more appear to Manoah and his wife. Then Manoah knew that He was an Angel of the Lord. And Manoah said unto his wife, we shall surely die, because we have seen God” (Judges 13:19-22, KJV).

35. Manoah and his wife saw God and thought He was as Angel of God. But when displayed His Super-natural characteristics, Manoah exclaimed that he would die because he had seen God face to face even with his wife. Did they die?

36. These are just a few cases I have just used to create faith in you to believe the revealed word of God in your day through His chosen vessel who bears His name because He alone has the father sealed.

CHAPTER 3

1. LET us see how God revealed himself to His people in the New Testament. Remember the revelation of Who God is and His divine nature is only made known to His elect. The rest of the world cannot acknowledge it.

2. “Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign; behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call His name Immanuel” (Isa. 7:14, KJV).

3. “For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” (Isa. 9:6, KJV).

4 “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder. These will be His royal tittles: Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” (Isa. 9:6, LB).

5 These prophetic Scriptures refer to only one person and that is the Lord Jesus Christ who is the Centre of our Christian faith.

6 Many find it difficult to acknowledge Him as the only One and true God and also the Almighty God. The reason for this utter rejection is because such people follow the letters of the Bible without the spiritual understanding thereof.

7 The same they do to all other scriptures because they are natural men and women. A natural man cannot understand the things of God because they are spiritually discerned.

8 To a natural man, the things of God are foolish and unbelievable. But all Christians have the mind of God and can discern the truth from error.

9 “For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is him? Even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

10Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But H that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man” (1 Cor. 2:11-15, KJV).

11. “No one can really know what anyone else is thinking or what he is really like except that person himself. And no one can know God’s thought except God’s own Spirit. And God has actually given us His Spirit (not the world’s spirit) to tell us about the wonderful free gift of grace and blessing that God has given us.

12 In telling you about these gifts we have even use the very words given to us by the Holy Spirit, not words that we as men might choose. So we use the Holy Spirit’s words to explain the Holy Spirit’s facts.

13But the man who isn’t a Christian can’t understand and can’t accept these thoughts from God, which the Holy Spirit teaches us. They sound foolish to him, because only those who have the Holy Spirit in them can understand what the Spirit means. Others just can’t take it in. But the Spiritual man has insight into everything, and that bothers and baffles the men of the world, who can’t understand him at all” (1 Cor. 2:11-15, LB).

14 From the prophecy of Isaiah, the person that would be born would be (1) a child, (2) a Son, (3) Wonderful, (4) Counselor, (5) The Mighty God, (6) Everlasting Father. This goes to show that the person must be a human being and not a spirit without flesh and blood.

15. “Now therefore, our God, the great, the Mighty, and the terrible God, who keepest covenant and mercy, let not all the trouble seem little before thee thee hath come upon us, on our kings, on our princes, and on our prophets, and on our father, and on all Thy people, since the time of the kings of Assyria unto this day” (Neh. 9:32, KJV).

16“Thou she west loving kindness unto thousands, and recompenses the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them: the Great, the Mighty God, the Lord of hosts, is His name” (Jer. 32:18, KJV).

17This Mighty God in the days of Nehemiah and Jeremiah, is He different from the one that prophet Isaiah prophesied that would come?

18 “Before anything else existed, there was Christ, with God. He has always been alive, and is Himself God.

19He created everything there is – nothing exists that He didn’t make. But although He made the world, the world didn’t recognize Him when He came, even in His own land and among his own people the Jews, He was not accepted.

20 Only a few would welcome and receive Him. but to all who receive Him, He gave the right to become children of God. All they needed to do was to trust Him to save them. All those who believe are re-born – not a physical re-birth resulting from human passion or plan- but from the will of God.

21And Christ became a human being and lived here on earth among us and was full of loving forgiveness and truth. And some of us have seen His glory- the glory of the only Son of the heavenly father” (John 1:1-3, 10-14, LB).

22Christ is God himself and not a lesser god as many false teachers teach their members.

23“Behold a virgin should be with child, and shall bring forth a Son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel which being interpreted is, God With Us” (Matt. 1:23, KJV).

24“Listen! The virgin shall conceive a child! She shall give birth a Son and He shall be called Emmanuel (meaning God Is with us)” (Matt. 1:23, LB).

25 “Behold the virgin shall become pregnant and give birth to a Son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel - which when translated means, God with us” (Matt. 1:23, AMP).

26 The meaning of Emmanuel was not given by Prophet Isaiah in Isaiah 7:14 but is given in Matthew 1:23 to mean God with us.

27 From that day Emmanuel was born a human being nurtured by human being as His parents, God has been dwelling on earth with His people. The creator living in the midst of His creatures. This is mystery. It is a paradox.

28“Christ Himself is the creator who made everything in heaven and earth, the things we can see and the things we can’t; the spirit world with its kings and kingdoms, its rulers and authorities, all were made by Christ for His own use and glory. He was before all else began and it is His power that holds everything together” (Col. 1:16-17, LB).

29“For it was in Him that all things were created in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, whether thrones, dominions, rulers or authorities; all things were created and exist through Him (by His service intervention) and in and for Him.

30 And He Himself existed before all things and in Him all things consist (where, are held together)” (Col. 1:16-17, AMP).

31 “For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven and that are in earth visible and invisible, whether they be thrones or dominions, or principalities, or powers; all things were created by Him and for Him.

32And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist” (Col. 1:16-17, KJV).

33The Roman Catholics even believe in one God, Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth, things that are visible and things that are invisible. Are there two of such creators?

34 “And we know that the Son of God is come, and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him that is true, and we are in Him that is true even in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life” (1 john 5:20, KJV)

35“And we know that Christ, God’s Son, has come to help understand and find the true God. And now we are in God because we are in Jesus Christ His Son who is the only true God and He is eternal life” (1 john 5:20, LB).

36“Looking for that blessed hope and glorious appearing of the great God and our savior Jesus Christ” (Tit. 2:13, KJV).

37 Anybody that does not acknowledges God to be a man does not believe the lord Jesus to be God and also a man. he is greatest enemy of the truth and also an anti-Christ.

38“Dearly beloved friends, don’t always believe everything you here just because someone says it is a message from God: test first to see if it really is.

39 For there are many false teachers around the way to find out if their message is from the Holy Spirit is to ask: dose it really agree that Jesus Christ, God’s Son, actually became a man with a human body? If so, then the message is from God, if not, the messages is not from God but from one who that is against Christ, like the anti-Christ you about who is going to, his attitude enmity against Christ is already abroad in the world” (1 john 4:1-3,LB)

40 “Watch out for false leather- and there are many of then round – who don’t believe that Jesus Christ came to earth as human being with a body like ours, such people are against the truth and against Christ. Beware of being like them, and losing the price that you and I have been working so hard to get. See to it that you win your full reword from the Lord.

41 For if wonder beyond the teaching of Christ, you will leave God behind, while if you are loyal to Christ teachings, you will have God too. Then you have both the father and the son” (2 john 7:8,LB)

42 That God is a man has remain a very controversial in Christianity but to who have been saved from the wroth of God because we have obey him from our heart, he has opened heart of understanding to believe the truth .

43 “That we are bound to give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved of the lord, because hath from for through sanctification of the spirit and the truth” (2 Thess.2:13,KJV).

44 “We must forever give thanks to God for you, our brothers loved by the lord, because God chose from the very first to give you salvation, cleansing you by the work of the Holy spirit and by your trusting in the truth” (2 Thess. 2-13,KJV)

45But we, brethren beloved by the Lord, ought and obligated (as those who are in depth) to give thanks always to God for you ,because God chose you from the beginning as his first fruits (first converts ) for salvation through the sanctifying work of the( Holy) spirit and (your) believe in (adherence to trust in and reliance on)” (2 Thess.2:2,KJV ).



CHAPTER 4

1 Let us examine how the early Christians saw Jesus Christ, whether as a mere man or as God although He has human body and other characteristics of human being.

2 “Don’t ever forget the wonderful fact that Jesus Christ was a man, born into King David’s family; and that He was God as shown by the fact that He rose again from the dead. It is because I have preached this great truth that I am in trouble here and I have put in jail like a criminal. But the word of God is not chained, even though I am” (2 Tim 2:8-9 LB).

3 “Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins.

4 And by Him that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the Law of Moses” (Acts.13:38-39, KJV).

5 “So, let it be clearly known and understood by you, brethren, that through this man, forgiveness and removal of sins are now proclaimed to you;

6 And that through Him everyone who believes(who acknowledges Jesus as his Savior and devotes himself to Him) is absolved (cleared and freed)from every charge from which he could not be justified and freed by the law of Moses and giving right standing with God”(Acts13:38-39,AMP).

7 “Brothers, listen, in this man Jesus there forgiveness for your sins.

8 Everyone who trusts in Him is freed from all guilt and declared righteous-something the Jewish Law could never do” (Acts 13:38-39, LB).

9 “It Is Written In (The Book) Of The Prophets, and they shall all be taught of God (have Him in person for their teacher) everyone who has listened to and learned from the Father comes to Me” (John 6:45, AMP).

10 “And great and important and weighty, we confess is the hidden truth-the mystic secret-of godliness. He (God)was made visible in human flesh, justified in the (Holy) spirit, was seen by angels, preached among the nations, on in the world (and) taken up in glory”(1 Tim. 3:16, AMP).

11 “and without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, justified in the spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory”(1 Tim. 3:16 KJV).

12 Can the scriptures tell lies? It is the preaching of this wonderful truth that made Saint Paul to be treated as a criminal.

13 Anybody that preaches this truth must surely loose his popularity and this is what people avoid and the offence that follows this type of message

14 “Since we, God’s children, are human being made of flesh and blood too by being born in human form for only as a human being could He die and in dying break of the devil who heard the power of death. Only in that way could he deliver those who through fear of death have been living all their lives as slaves to constant dread. We all know he did not come as an angel but as a human being –Yes a Jew” (Heb.2:14-16, LB).

15 This is so because they make sure that whatever they teach is according to the scriptures.

16 “ for I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the scriptures. And He was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.

17 After that, He was seen of James: then of all the apostle and last of all He was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time” (1 Cor.15:3-8, KJV).

18 “I passed unto you right from the first had been told me, that Christ died for our sins just as the scriptures said He would, and that He was buried, and that three days afterwards He arose from the grave just as the prophets foretold.

19 He was seen by Peter later by the rest of the twelve. After that He was seen by more than five hundred Christian brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died by now. Then James saw Him and later all the apostles.

20 Last of all I saw Him too, long after the others, as though I had been born almost too late for this” (1 cor.15:3-8,LB).

21 Only as a human being can God be a Saviour to man. If He existed as an individual Spirit He cannot save anybody at all.

22 “Then they asked him how in the world he could see.

What had happened? And he told them, A Man they call Jesus made mud and smoothed it over my eyes and told me to go to the pool of Siloam and wash off the mud. I did, and I can see!” (John 9:10-11, LB).

23 A blind man, whose eyes were opened, recognized the person healed him as a Man.

24 “For we have not been telling you fairy tales when we explained to you the power of our Lord Jesus Christ and His coming again My own eyes has seen His splendour and His glory. I was there on the Holy mountain when He shone out with honour given Him by God His Father: I heard that glorious majestic Voice calling down from heaven, saying, ‘This is My much loved Son; I Am well pleased with Him’” (2 Pet. I: 16-18, LB).

25 Even when He resurrected from the dead, He was seen as a Man. He could discuss and eat and drink with man but only His own. He told them even to touch and feel his body for a spirit has no flesh and blood, but He had all of them.

26 “And He said unto them, why are you troubled? And why do thoughts arise in your hearts? Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself: handle Me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see Me” (Luke 24:38-39, KJV).

27 “And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about three score furlongs.

28 And they talked together of all these thing had happened. And it came to pass, that, while they commune together and reasoned, Jesus Himself drew near, and went with them.

29 But their eyes were holding that they should not know him. And He said unto them, what manner of communication are these that ye have one to another as ye walk, and are sad? And one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto Him, Art Thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days?

30 And He said unto them, what things? And they said unto Him, concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people: And how the chief priest and our rulers delivered Him to be condemned to death and have crucified him.

31 But we trusted that it had been He which should have redeemed Israel: And besides all this, today is the third day since these things were done. Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre: and when they found not His body, they came saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive.

32 And certain of them which were with us went to the

Sepulcher, and found it even so as the woman had said: But Him they saw not. Then He said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophet have spoken. Ought not Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into his glory?

33 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, He expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning Himself.

34 And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and He made as though He would have gone further. But they constrained Him saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening and the day is far spent. And He went in to tarry with them.

35 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, He took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave them. And their eyes were opened, and they knew Him; and He vanished out of their sight. And they said one to another did not our heart burn within us, while He talk with us by the way, and while He open to us the scriptures” (Luke 24:13-32, KJV).

36 How did His enemies see Him for which cause they could not believe Him to be God?

37 “I and the Father are one. Then again the Jewish leaders picked up stone to kill Him. Jesus said, At God’s direction I have done many a miracle to help the people. For which one are you killing me?

38 In your own law it says that men are gods! He replied. So if the scripture which cannot be untrue, speaks of those as gods to whom the message of God came, do you call it blasphemy when the one sanctified and set into the world by the Father says, I am the Son of God” (John 10:30-36, LB).

39 They saw Him as mere man. Only as a man can He be a carpenter.

40 “And He went out from thence, and came into His own country, and His disciples followed Him.

41 And when the Sabbath day was come, He began to teach in the synagogue, and many hearing Him were astonished, saying, from whence had this man these things?

42 And what wisdom is this which is given unto Him, that even such mighty works are wrought by His hands? Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James and Joses, and Judas and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us? And they were offended at Him” (Mark 6:1-3, KJV).

43 “Soon afterwards He left that session of the country and returned with His disciples to Nazareth his home town.

44 The next Sabbath He went to the synagogue to teach, and the people were astonished at His wisdom and His miracles because He was just a local man like themselves.

45 He is no better than we are, they said, He’s just a carpenter. Mary’s boy, and the brother of James and Joseph, Judas and Simon.

46 And His sister live right here among us and they were offended” (Mark 6:1-3, LB).

47 “Jesus went away from there and came to His own country and hometown (Nazareth), and His disciples followed (with) Him. And on the Sabbath He began to teach in the synagogue; and many who listened to Him were utterly astonished, saying, where did this man acquire all these? What is the wisdom (the broad and full intelligence which has been) given to Him? What a mighty work and exhibitions of power are wrought by His hand.

48 Is not this the carpenter the son of Mary and the brother of James, Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not His sisters here among us?

49 And they took offence at Him and were hurt (that is, they disapprove of Him, and it hindered Him from acknowledging His authority) and they were caused to stumble and fall” (Mark 6:1-3, AMP).

50 “ Then the Jewish leaders were all the more eager to kill Him because in addition to disobeying their Sabbath laws, He had spoken of God as His Father, thereby making Himself equal with God” (John 5:18, LB).

51 “And great and important and weighty, we confess is the hidden truth – the mystic secret – of Godliness. He (God) was made invisible in human flesh, justified and vindicated in the (Holy) Spirit, was seen by angels, preached among the nations, believed in the world (and) taken up in glory” (1 Tim. 3:16, AMP).

52 “It is quite true that the way to a godly life is not an easy matter. But the answer lies in Christ who came to earth as a man who proved spotless and pure in His spirit, was served by angels, was preached among the nations, was accepted by men everywhere and was received up again to His glory in heaven” (1 Tim. 3:16, LB).

53 “And without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, justified in the spirit, seen of Angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the word, received up into glory” (1 Tim. 3:16, KJV).

54 “Don’t ever forget the wonderful fact that Jesus Christ was a man born into King David’s family; and that He was God, as shown by the fact that He rose again from the dead. It is because I have preached this great truth that I am in trouble here and have been put in jail like a criminal. But the word of God is not chained, even though I am” (2 Tim. 2:8-9, LB).

55 Dearly beloved in the Lord, I want you to know that God is revealed in every age. Our own age cannot be an exception.

56 He (God) reveals Himself to anybody He wants to and blinds anybody He wants to. As many as He has blinded, can never know this truth no matter their level of education or number of years they have carried the Bible.

57 They preach the Christ they heard of and not the Christ they have seen, touched and experienced.

58 “And they asked him and said unto him, why baptiseth thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet?

59 John answered them saying I baptize with water: but there standeth One among you, whom you know not; He it is, Who coming after me is preferred before me, Whose shoes’ latchet I am not worthy to unloose. These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.

60 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto Him and said, Behold the Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world. This is He of whom I said, after me cometh a Man, which is preferred before me: for He was before me and I know Him not: but that He should be made manifest in Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.

61 And John bare record, saying I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon Him. And I know Him not, but He that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending and remaining on Him, the same is He which baptiseth with the Holy Ghost. And I saw and bear record that this is the Son of God.

62 Again the next day, after John stood, and two of His disciples; and looking upon Jesus as He walked, he said Behold the Lamb of God! And the two disciples heard Him speak and they followed Jesus” (John 1:25-37, KJV).

63 “Then those who were sent by the Pharisees asked him, if you aren’t the Messiah or Elijah or the prophet, what right do you have to baptize?

64 John told them, I merely baptize with water but right here in the crowd is someone you have never met who will soon begin His Ministry among you and I am not even fit to be His slave. This incident took place at Bethany a village on the other side of the Jordan River where John was baptizing.

65 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward Him and said, Look! There is the Lamb of God who takes away the world’s sin! He is the one I was talking about when I said, soon a man far greater than I am is coming who existed long before me!

66 I don’t know He was the One but I am here baptizing with water in order to point Him out to the nation of Israel. Then John told about seeing the Holy Spirit in form of a dove descending from heaven and resting upon Jesus. I don’t know He was the one; John said again; but at the time God sent me to baptize Him He told me: when you see the Holy Spirit desending and resting upon Someone- He is the One you are looking for. He is the One who baptizes with the Holy Spirit. I saw it happen to this Man, and I, therefore testify that He is the Son of God.

67 The following day as John was standing with two of his disciples, Jesus walked by. John looked at Him intently and then declared, See! There is the Lamb of God! Then John’s two disciples turned and followed Jesus” (John 1:25-37, LB).

68 For the purpose that Christ might be made known to Israel was john the Baptist sent into the wilderness to preach and baptize.

69 Notice, he said there was One standing or who has been with them all the years and yet they did not know and recognize Him and even himself (John). But God gave him a sign by which he could recognize the Man (God) and reveal Him to Israel.

70 The Lord cannot do anything without revealing it the servant the prophets.

71 “Surely the Lord will do nothing but revealed His secret to His servants the Prophets” (Amos 3:7,KJV).

72 How did Christ reveal Himself to His chosen disciples?

73 “All things are delivered to Me of My Father; and no Man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father ;and no Man knoweth the Father but the Son, and He to whom the Son will reveal Him” (Luke 10:22,KJV).

74 “All things have been given over into My Power by my Father; And knows Who the Son is except the Father, or who the Father except the Son and anyone to whom The Son may choose to reveal and make him known” (Luke 10:22, AMP).

75 “When Jesus came coast Caessarea Phillipai, He asked His disciples, saying, whom do men that the Son of God Man am? And they said, some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.

76 He said unto them, but whom say ye that I am? And Simeon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto Him, Blessed art thou, Simeon Bar-Jona for flesh and blood hath not reveal it unto thee, but My which is in heaven” (matt .16:13-17, KJV).

77 “All thing are delivered unto Me Of My Father, and no Man knoweth the Son but the Father, neither knoweth any man the Father save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal Him” ( Mtt.11:27,KJV)

78 “All things have been entrusted and delivered to My Father, and no one fully knows accurately understands the Son except the Father, and no one fully knows and accurately understand the Father except the Son and any one to whom the Son deliberately will to make him known” (Matt.11:27,AMP).

79 If after reading this epistle you are not convince that God is a human being like us, please, do not disturb yourself. Just accept it that God himself has blinded you to destroy you at the end.

80 “And he said unto them, unto you it is given mystery of the kingdom God: but unto them that are without, all this things are done in parables. That seeing that they may see and not perceive; and hearing they may hear and not understand; lest at my time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them” (Mark 4:11-12, KJV).

81 “And He said unto them, to you has been trusted the mystery of the kingdom of God (that is, the secret counsel of God which are hidden from the ungodly); but for those (outside of our circle), everything becomes a parable in order that they may (indeed) look and look but not see and perceive, and may hear and hear, but not grasp and comprehend, lest haply they should turn gain, and it their willful rejection of the truth should be forgiven them” (Mark 4:11-12, KJV).

82 “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: in whom the god of his word has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel 0of Christ, Who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

83 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servant for Jesus sake” (2 Cor. 4:3-5, KJV).





CHAPTER 5



1. THE scriptures recorded that we shall see Christ as He is and we shall be like Him and that is human being

2. “Behold, what manner of love the father has bestowed upon us that we should be called the Sons of God: therefore the world knoweth Him not because it know Him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that when He shall appear, we shall be like Him: for we shall see Him as He is” (1 John 3:1-2, KJV).

3. If in His first advent, He came as a human being and moved about with human beings, in His second advent, will He come as the wind and invisible?

4. In the first advent, people ministered to Him including women, in the Second Advent, if people ministers to Him including women, will it be a crime?

5. “And it came to pass afterwards that and it came to pass afterwards, that He went throughout every city and village, preaching and showing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with Him. and certain woman, which had been held of evil spirit and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, and Susanna and many others which ministered unto Him of their substance” (Luke 8: 1-3, KJV).

6. “Not long afterwards He began to tour of the cities and villages of Galilee to announce the coming of the kingdom of God, and took His twelve disciples with Him. some women went along from whom they had cast out demons or whom He had healed: among them were Mary Magdalene (Jesus had cast out seven demons from her), Joanna, Chuza’s wife (Chuza was king Herod’s business manager and was in charge of his palace and domestic affairs), Susanna and many others who were contributing from their private means to the support of Jesus and His disciples” ( Luke 8:1-3, LB).

7. Only as a human being can human being minister to Him. A human being cannot minister to a spirit he cannot see and feel.

8. Anybody worshiping God that way is worshiping an unknown God. Superstition is the practice of all denomination.

9. (For all the Athenians and strangers which were spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell or to heart some new thing). Then Paul stood in the midst of mas’ hill, and said ye men of Athens, I perceive in all things ye are too superstitious.

10. For as I pass by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, to the unknown God, who therefore you ignorantly worship, Him declare I unto you” (Acts 17:21-23, KJV).

11. “(I should explain that all the Athenians as well as the foreigners in Athens seems to spend all their time discussing the latest new ideas). So Paul standing before them at the mars Hill forum, address them as follows: men of Athens I notice that you are very religious,

12. For as I was out walking I saw your many utters and one of them had this inscription on it – ‘To the unknown God’. You have been worshipping Him without knowing who He is and now I wish to tell you about Him” (Acts 17:21-23, LB).

13. Some people believe in re-incarnation while some do not believe because they do not believe the scripture.

14. The scriptures predicted that Elijah must come back before Christ would come. People were expecting him to jump down from heaven where he ascended because he was caught up with a whirlwind.

15. “And it came to pass as they still went on and talked, that, behold, there a chariot of fire, horses of fire, and parted them both asunder, and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven” (2 Kings 2:11, KJV).

16. How did Elijah come back?

17. “Behold, I will send my messenger and he shall prepare a way before me: and the Lord whom ye seek, shall hardly come to hi temple even the messenger of the covenant, He shall come, saith the Lord of host” (Mal. 3:1, KJV).

18. “There was in the days of Herod the king of Judea, a certain priest named Zechariahs, of the curse of Abia: and his wife was the daughter of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. And there was both righteous before God, working in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.

19. And they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren and they both were now well striking in years and it came to pass that while he executed the priest’s office before God in other of his course, according to the custom of the priest’s office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the Temple of the Lord.

20. And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the time of incense. And appeared unto him an Angel of the Lord standing on the right of the alter of incense. And when Zechariahs saw him, he was trouble, and fear fell upon him .

21. But the Angel said unto him, fear not, Zechariahs: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son and thou shalt call his John. And shalt rejoice at his birth. For you shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with thy Holy Ghost even from his mother’s womb” (Luke 1:5-15,KJV).

22. The people did not know he had come and gone until Christ was made manifest and confronted Him with the question about Elijah who was to come first.

23. Jesus Christ told them that John the Baptist is the very Elijah and that he has come and gone.

“And they asked him, saying, why say the scribes that Elias must first come? And He answered and told them, and restoreth all things; and how it is written of the Son Of Man, that He must suffer many things, and be set at nought, but I say unto you, that Elias indeed come, and they have done unto him whatever they listed, as it is written of him” (Mark 9:11-13, KJV).

25. “For all the prophets and the Law prophesied until dawn. And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear” (Matt. 11:13-15, KJV).

26. “For all the Laws and prophets looked forward (to the Messiah). Then John appeared, and if you are willing to understand what I mean, he is Elijah; the one the prophets said would come (at the time the kingdom begins). If ever you were willing to listen, listen now” (Matt. 11:13-15, LB).

27. “And Jesus answered and said unto thee, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things. But I say unto you, that Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise also shall the Son of Man suffer of them. Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of the Baptist” (Matt. 17: 11-13, KJV).

28. He knew that not all would believe it and said, if you can, believe it or else leave it’.

29. Why didn’t John the Baptist come back with the name, Elijah, his mantle and his robe and even his stature?

30. In Malachi 4:4-6, we can see another Elijah who was said must come before the great and dreadful day of the lord. All that believe brother Braham to be the prophet of God must acknowledge that God vindicated that he was the Elijah of Malachi 4.

31. Why did he not answer Elijah or john the Baptist? John the Baptist, did, not marry, why did Braham marry and still answer Elijah of Malachi 4?

32. If he was sent with the ministry of John the Baptist to forerun the second coming of Christ, and was born of a woman, and was married with children, the Christ he came to forerun, will He be a bachelor? Will He also answer Jesus Christ?

33. It is easy to believe that Elijah re-incarnated but very difficult to believe that Christ would re-incarnate. Did He not say that a little while, the world would not see Him but you will see Him for He will be with you forever?

34. Did He not promise to be with you till the end of the world? Did the scripture not say that the heaven where He went to must hold Him captive until the restitution of all things?

35. “Yet a little while, and the world seeth Me no more; but ye see Me because I live, ye shall live also” (John 14:19, KJV).

36. “Teaching them to understand things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen” (Matt. 28:20, KJV)

37. “I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world seeth Me no more but ye see Me: because I live, ye shall live also” (John 14:18-19, KJV).

38. “And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: whom the heaven must receive until the time of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all His prophets since the world began” (Acts 3: 20-21, KJV).

39. The problem has always been how to recognize the true Christ (anointed one) because many must pose as Christ in these last days. The Bible says that we shall recognize them by their doctrines which the world cherishes and their lifestyle.

40. Brethren, all that have left us, left because of our doctrines which they could not bear to hear because from the beginning we know they had wrong motive why they came into our midst. Read these scriptures with good understanding:

41. “Because of the miracles he did in Jerusalem at the Passover celebration, many people were convinced that he was indeed the messiah. But Jesus didn’t trust them, for he knew mankind to the core. No one indeed to tell him how changeable human nature is” (john 2:23-25, LB).

42. “Meanwhile the crowds grew until thousands upon thousands were milling about and crushing each other. He turned now to the disciples and warned them, more than anything else; beware of these Pharisees and the way they pretend to be good when they aren’t. But such hypocrisy cannot be hidden forever. It will become as evident as yeast in dough” (Luke 12:1-2, LB).

43. “When they arrived and found him, they said, Sir how did you get there? Jesus replied, the truth of the matter is that you want to be with me because I fed you, not because you believe in me” (john 6:25-26, LB).

44. From these scriptures, you can see that Jesus Christ knew these men and their motives fro the beginning. They were great in n umber and this is applicable to all local churches in this faith.

45. They can be made pastors, teachers, evangelists, etc and yet they are not God’s people like Judas.

46. When Jesus Christ saw them, He did not rejoice and say he now has many members but instead turn to His disciples who were very few and warned them concerning those multitudes.

47. Notice that they came for reasons other than eternal life and acknowledge Jesus Christy to be the very Christ because of signs and wonders and miracles they saw.

48. Some believed because they were expecting him to help them out materially and financially. This way, many believed this faith because of marriage, healing, or help or to hide their wickedness in the church or to become popular, etc. These people cannot stay till the end because God must show them the way out.

49. One of those people that have left was quoted as saying that he came to me for help and instead of helping him financially, I used my money to decorate my parlor and for that he labeled me devil and false son of man.

50. He could as well come and take one of my vehicles if he can maintain it. For years now, I have been ‘Father Chritmass’to many of such people and they started seeing it as if I was bribing them to believe my message and I changed my minds in

51 The Elders in Onitsha church can bear me witness to this truth. Even some of such people, each time they came to Onitsha and they are posted to a brother’s instead of the Son of Man’s house thy got offended.

52 Can any body call these people Christian’s? These people that were following Christ in thousands all left in one day when they opened the word and started dishing out the doctrines. They the first to live Him and went back to their former association because His doctrines were offensive, silly and unbearable to them.

53 They would rejoice over his gifts but not his doctrines. But all that needed eternal life and by revelation knew him as the only of it, remained with him though they were in the minority, they were never discouraged.

54 “when his disciples heard this, many of them said, this is a hard and difficult and strange saying (and offensive and unbearable message). Who can stand to hear it? Who can be expected to listen to such teaching?

55 but Jesus, knowing within himself that his disciples were complaining and protesting and grumbling about it, said to them, is this a stumbling block and an offence to you? (Does this u[set and displease and shock and scandalize you?)What then (will be your reaction) if you should see the son of man ascending to (the place) where he was before?

56. It is in spirit who gives life (he is the life giver); the flesh conveys no benefit whatsoever (there is no profit in it). The words (truths) that I have been speaking to you are spirit and life. But (still) some of you fail to believe and trust and have faith. For Jesus knew from the first who did not believe and have no faith and who will betray him and be false to him.

57. And he said, this is why I told you that no one can come to me unless he is granted him (unless he is unable to do so) by the father. After this, many of his disciples drew back (returned to their old associations) and no longer accompanied him” (John 6:60-66, AMP).

58. “Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, this is a hard saying; who can hear it? When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, doth this offend you? What and if you shall see the son of man ascend up where he was before?

59. It is the spirit that quickened, the flesh profited nothing: the word that I speak unto you, they are spirit and they are life.

60. But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believe not and who should betray him and he said, that no man can come unto me, excerpt it were given unto him of my father. From that time, many of His disciples went back and walked no more with Him” (John 6:60-66, KJV).

61. “Even his disciples said, this is very hard to understand, who can tell what it means? Jesus knew within Himself that his disciples were complaining and said to them, does this offend you? Then what will you think if you see me, the Messiah, return to heaven again?

62. Only the Holy Spirit gives eternal life. Those born only once with physical birth will never receive the gift but now I have told you how to get this spiritual life but some of you don’t believe Me (for Jesus knew from the beginning who didn’t believe and knew the one who will betray Him).

63. And he remarked, that is what I meant when I say that no one can come to me except the father attracts him to me. At this point, many of his disciples turned away and deserted him” (John 6:60-66, LB).

64. Whether you believe it or not, God is a man!

65. God Bless You All.