HIPP VISUAL MINISTRIES
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FAST TO HEAR, SLOW TO SPEAK
James Chapter 1:26-27
If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.
Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
Brothers, we are taught in this the first chapter of the book of James. That pure religion and undefiled before God the Father is to visit the fatherless and the widows.
We are also told to keep ourselves unspotted from the world.
He goes on to tell us that we are to bridle our tongues. He says that if any man seem to be religious and does not bridle his own tongue then this man's religion is vain.
In other words he is walking through this life saying what ever he pleases without regard to God's holy word.
When you read this 1st chapter of James you see that he is teaching us to walk with God. If we do not take charge of our tongues then we are walking as the world walks, and even following after the worlds ways, and not Gods ways.
Verse 19 says;
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
Brothers, we as children of God are to be swift to hear, but slow to speak, and slow to wrath.
We are not to speak as the world speaks in wrath and anger at the things that someone might do to us or say about us.
We are God's children not the worlds children. For we have been bought with a price. Jesus has grafted us into the vine of holiness.
For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
Brothers we are not to hear the words of God only, but rather are to both hear and do his word. He says in verse 22 above that we are not to be hearers only. That if we only hear his word and do not do his word then we are deceiving our own selves. Indeed our religion is in vain.
For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
Brothers we are to do His work here on this earth. If we both hear and do his work then are we being made perfect in Jesus' image.
This is what God expects from those of us who have believed his word.
We are indeed to hear and do his word. We are no longer to walk through this life in the flesh as the lost world walks in the flesh.
No brothers, we are to both hear God's word, and are to do His word.
God bless you my brothers;
HVM - C13117
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THE CITY NEW JERUSALEM
COMING DOWN FROM HEAVEN
1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband
And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.
And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God
Brothers please see that we are told plainly here in Revelation Chapter 21, that the bride of Christ is the city 'New Jerusalem'.
We are told plainly throughout the new testament that we, you and I, the Church is the body of Christ. Jesus is the head and we are his body. We will forever be with the Lord in the new Heaven here on the new Earth.
Do not allow any man to deceive you.
THE 12 FOUNDATIONS OF THE CITY
19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;
The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.
And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
WOW! Each of the 12 gates into the city is one single pearl!
John continues to describe what he sees.
Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.
And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.
And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.
And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.
And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.
The bride of Christ, The new Jerusalem.
The wall of the city was great and high.There were 12 gates whereby to enter the city. There were 3 gates on the East
3 gates on the South, 3 gates on the West, 3 gates on the North.
each gate was of 1 giant pearl.
Each of the 12 foundations of the wall had the names of the twelve apostles of Jesus.
The angel measured the wall of the great city with a golden reed.
The city is foursquare, and the length and the width are the same. It measured twelve thousand furlongs.
The wall is 1500 miles east, 1500 miles west, 1500 miles north, and 1500 miles south.
The wall is also 1500 miles high.
WOW! Stop and imagine this great and beautiful new Jerusalem.
There is an outer wall that surrounds the 1500 mile high wall and it is 144 cubits high.
This is equal to a 21 story building. This is the wall made up of the beautiful 12 stones pictured above. Just imagine a 21 story
wall made of these beautiful stones that stretch 1500 miles in every direction.
Then when your eyes reach the top of this beautiful wall then your eyes continue to follow the 1500 mile high inter wall upward
for as far as you can see.
The city will be pure gold like clear glass.
Brothers, we have never even imagined such a place in our mind.
We will dwell here in this great city 'New Jerusalem' with our God the Father, our Lord Jesus, and all of the great men of the bible.
Our loved ones will be dwelling here with us. Our families who are now in heaven will be moved here to the new heaven on this reborn and new earth.
We will forever be with the LORD!
God bless you my brothers, and have a blessed new year!
HVM TEACHING IN PAKISTAN
'The Body of Christ'
Brothers you may click on the above link to Youtube and watch as I teach a Church in Pakistan. The message is delivered in English, however you can click on the translate button to listen in any one of many languages just as you do my written messages.
God bless you my brothers in Christ Jesus;
HVM - C12418
FALSE GODS OF THIS DAY
Brothers, we who are alive in this day are tempted in ways like never before in history. It is so easy to become caught up in the ways of this world. If we as Christians are not vigilant in our daily walk with Christ Jesus we too can go down that road.The whole of Psalm 106 should be read by my brothers in Christ.
In this message that God has given me to share with you I will be pulling relevant verses out from this chapter as we compare the delivered children of Israel to ourselves in this day in which we now live.Those of you who live in other countries around the world, will see that even when I name America by name, it will often remind you of the things in your own country which your brothers there are also faced with each and every day.Here the Psalmist David is reminding his people of Israel how God worked in their lives over and over.
1Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
2Who can utter the mighty acts of the LORD? who can shew forth all his praise? 3Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.
Here David says that you are blessed if you do not judge your brothers, and blessed if you do righteousness at all times.
Brothers we who strive every day to both be and do righteousness will fail at some point in almost every day. But, when we do fail the word of God tells us to repent and step back into the righteousness that Jesus placed upon each of us who know him.
We are to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and repent as we continue on our Christ Jesus like walk here in this world in which we live.
The Bible tells us that we are not of this world, but rather we are in this world. Temptation is all around us as we strive to walk Christ like in this life. Even though we may fail at times we are to always strive to walk, live, act, and be seen by others as Christ like.
4Remember me, O LORD, with the favour that thou bearest unto thy people: O visit me with thy salvation; 5That I may see the good of thy chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation, that I may glory with thine inheritance. 6We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly. 7Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the multitude of thy mercies; but provoked him at the sea, even at the Red sea. 8Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known.
Brothers, here David says plainly to the people of his day that even though they have sinned as did their fathers, the God of Heaven saved them as Moses delivered them out of bondage and slavery in Egypt.
The parting of the Red Sea was for most if not all the first time that they had saw a true miracle performed by God.
Think about what the Bible tells us about this event.
Moses had led the former captives of Egypt to the banks of the Red Sea. The Egyptians were racing after them and I am sure if they could not yet see them they could most certainly see the dust clouds as the Egyptians closed in on them.
We are told in the Bible that many at that moment begin to wish that Moses had left them in captivity. They now feared the death that the Egyptian soldiers were going to bring upon them.
God parted the Red Sea and all of the former slaves along with Moses crossed over the sea on dry ground. As they stepped out of what was a moment before the Sea onto dry ground on the other side the Egyptian army arrived on the opposite bank where only a moment before they had stood looking over the Red Sea.
They saw the soldiers as they also entered the dry ground and start across just as they had just done themselves.
As the soldiers were fully into the parted sea God allowed the water to come pouring down upon top of each one. All of the soldiers were drowned instantly before their eyes.
10And he saved them from the hand of him that hated them, and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.
11And the waters covered their enemies: there was not one of them left. 12Then believed they his words; they sang his praise.
Here they believed in God and began singing his praise.
13They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel: 14But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert.
But, the praise of God their deliverer was short lived. They soon forgot his work and refused to wait on Moses to carry them into the promised land that he had told them about. We are told here that they even began to envy Moses as he went back and forth to the mountain where he spoke to God.
How could they possibly forget the miracle that they had experienced?
How soon do we forget the times that God has delivered us from our troubles?
We will sing God's praises just as they did when they saw with their own eyes their enemy's wiped off of the face of the earth. But, that deliverance is short lived in our own minds.
19They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped the molten image.
20Thus they changed their glory into the similitude of an ox that eateth grass. 21They forgat God their saviour, which had done great things in Egypt; 22Wondrous works in the land of Ham, and terrible things by the Red sea.
Because they made a golden calf and worshiped it God became very angry and said that he would destroy them.
23Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.
Brothers please see here that Moses stood before God and pleaded to God not to give up on the ungrateful people which Moses had helped God to deliver from their captivity.
How many times have our loved ones stood before God and pleaded our case. But by their prayers we were saved. Jesus himself makes intercessions unto God the Father for us each day, as does the Holy Spirit .
24Yea, they despised the pleasant land, they believed not his word: 25But murmured in their tents, and hearkened not unto the voice of the LORD. 26Therefore he lifted up his hand against them, to overthrow them in the wilderness: 27To overthrow their seed also among the nations, and to scatter them in the lands. 28They joined themselves also unto Baalpeor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead. 29Thus they provoked him to anger with their inventions: and the plague brake in upon them. 32They angered him also at the waters of strife, so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes: 33Because they provoked his spirit, so that he spake unadvisedly with his lips.
Moses also became angry at them having had his own spirit provoked by their unbelief and idol worshiping.
36And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them. 37Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils, 38And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood. 39Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.
Brothers the sons and daughters of this day do the same thing. Just look around at all of the evil inventions that man has made to pervert the blessings of God upon our own land. Here in America we who were blessed above every nation on earth with peace and prosperity have set back and watched evil men and women of this nation throw away every good thing of God.
They deny God's very existence. He has been taken out of our schools, our Government buildings, and almost every public place. More than 60 million babies have been legally killed by these wicked and godless people of America. They have allowed men to marry men, and women to marry women. They have embraced evil men and women politicians as they go about doing illegal and immoral acts.
My brothers here in America know that this, and so much more has become common place here, in this day, in this country.
America received in the 2016 presidential election, what I truly believe will prove to be our last chance for this country to turn back to God. This president now stands in the gap between God and his wrath befalling America, just as Moses did in his time.
Brothers if we do not heed this last opportunity that we have been given, then God may not only turn his back on us as a nation, but also remove all of our past blessings from us. We as Christians must NOW speak the truth of Gods Holy Word before it is to late.
40Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance. 41And he gave them into the hand of the heathen; and they that hated them ruled over them.
Brothers, those who hate us as Christians rule over us here in America. We are hated more and more each day as this now evil nation goes about planing how that they might destroy all Christians.
42Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand. 43Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity. 47Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks unto thy holy name, and to triumph in thy praise. 48Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the LORD.
Brothers, in closing let me say that the picture of an old man shown at the top of this page represents our forefathers from around the world. We as his children, grandchildren, and great great great grandchildren have turned away from his ways. For some is has meant turning to Christianity and for others it has meant turning from.
As Christians some of us were taught the traditions of our fathers, if you will.
While others of us were taught denominational belief such as only the Baptist are right, or the Methodists, or the Church of Christs, or the Churches of God, and on and on.
In this respect our forefathers were wrong. There were no man made denominations in Jesus' day. He did not ordain any division of His church.
Man did this not God or Jesus. Man is always trying to pull a group of other men and women into the way that he believes. They set up all of these rules of belief and if you don't believe every man made rule that they make then you are asked to leave.
Brothers, if you get anything out of this ministry that God has given me then I pray that you have come to understand, or will come to understand, that we as Christians are the church.
The Bible tells us so, and we are also the body of Christ which Jesus himself is the head of our body. We as Christians are only to do his work as we walk through this life.
We are not to be divided by man. We are to turn away from all who come to divide us. Don't be deceived into believing a lie, and division of the body of Christ is the biggest lie that the devil has ever told. Those men, women, pastors, teachers and evangelist who are teaching this have been deceived.
Don't be deceived!
Do not allow your money, your jobs, your house, your car, your thoughts, to become your idol that comes before your God.
Brothers, God expects for you to put him first in your life. Being first in your life is the only way that God can work through you.
Please remove every thing and every possession from first place in your life, and make, and keep God FIRST IN YOUR LIFE.
God bless you my brothers. Jesus is coming soon!
HVM - C121618
YOUR DAILY PROFESSION OF FAITH
Brothers our LORD has given us many, many promises in His holy word. I would like to share with you three of these promises found in the book of Psalms.
I read these three promises into my life as a prayer each day. The Holy Spirit has asked that I share these with you.
When you read these in the first tense, (example: thee as me, thy as my, thine as mine, and thou as I, etc.), you are claiming them as God's promise just for you.
1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, eventhe most High, thy habitation;
There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
1 (A Psalm of David.) Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.
The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.
He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.
The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
9 He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.
He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.
For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.
As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.
But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;
To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.
The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.
Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.
Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.
Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul.
1 (A Song of degrees.) I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.
The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
Read these promises into your life and allow time to see each verse as yours. Meditate on each verse as the Spirit urges you too.
God bless you my brothers in Christ Jesus.
HVM - C112618
THIS DEFILES A MAN
Mark Ch. 7
5 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands?
Here the Pharisees asked Jesus why his decipiles did not wash their hands before that they began to eat.
He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.
Jesus called them hypocrites. He said that Esaias was correct when he had said that these people honor God with their lips but that their heart is far from him.
Do you see some who profess to be Christians in this day who speak Godly words from their mouth, but their heart is far from God. In other words they say that they are Christians, but the actions from their heart are not of God but rather of a lost worldly man.
And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death:
But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be free.
And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother;
Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.
Jesus told the pharaces that by them not walking with reverence by honoring their father and mother as Moses had taught them they had made the very word of God of none effect. He said that through their traditions and in many other things witch they did.
And when he had called all the people unto him, he said unto them, Hearken unto me every one of you, and understand:
There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man.
If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
Jesus tells us plainly here that the things that enter our mouth are not what defiles us. It is the things which live in our heart and come out of us as words, actions, and all things that those who are watching us see us do and say.
The way that we live our lives are on display for all to see. Not only other Christians, but also the lost world who may be seeing us say and do the very things that they do.
These actions and words not only hinder the lost from accepting Jesus as their Lord and Savior, but prevent those new Christians from growing into a mature Christian.
Brothers our words and actions have consequences not only for us but also for all of those who see and hear us each day.
And when he was entered into the house from the people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable.
And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him;
Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats?
And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.
For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
God bless you my brothers in Christ Jesus. When you fail to speak and act as God has taught you. You simply pick your self up, dust yourself off, repent of that word or action and continue walking Christ like through this life.
HVM - C111818
Go About His Work
It is later than you think.
Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Brothers we are to walk in the will of God. We were chosen for a reason, and were given an assignment to complete in our lifetime. If we as children of God or content to just set in our chosen sanctuary on a given Sunday. Then the above verse could be spoken for your benefit.
Do God's will.
Matthew 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
If we have to defend our service to God. Then perhaps we should do more while we can.
Matthew 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Brothers, we will not hide from God and Jesus, the work that we did not do for Him, in this life.
Matthew 7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
Brothers, take your hearing and do what he tells you to do.
Matthew 7:25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
Matthew 7:26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
Don't be a foolish man thinking that God will not know everything that you both did, and did not do.
Matthew 7:27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
The house that you build for God will not stand if built on sand.
Matthew 7:28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:
Matthew 7:29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
Jesus has all authority over us. Stand on his truth! His word is truth!
HVM - C31914
John 11:33 When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled.
John 11:34 And said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see.John 11:35 Jesus wept.
Brothers, Jesus did not groan in the spirit, nor did he weep for Lazarus, but rather he groaned and wept for their like of faith in God who had sent him.
John 11:36 Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him!
They still thought that Jesus groaned and wept because of His great love for Lazarus. But, his groaning and weeping was because of their unbelief. Jesus did indeed love Lazarus greatly and had called him a friend, but He cried for their unbelief not for Lazarus.
John 11:37 And some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died?
They said among themselves, this man has done great things before could not he have caused this man not to die. Some, if not most, had seen Jesus perform great miracles of healing and was saying here, "why did Jesus not heal him so that he would not have died".
John 11:38 Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.
John 11:39 Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days.
Do you see that no one here believed that Jesus could raise Lazarus from the dead after four days.
John 11:40 Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?
Jesus said to Mary, "didn't I say to you, that, if you would believe, you would see the glory of God".
John 11:41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.
John 11:42 And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.
Brothers, Jesus prayed to God the Father, I know that you always hear and answer me, thank you that you always do, but, because of the people which stand here I said this that they may believe that you have sent me.
Do you see that Jesus only had to speak the word and God's Holy Spirit which dwelt inside Jesus, would perform that word. The same Spirit of God who was always present with Jesus is always present with you and I. Praise God!
John 11:43 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice,
Lazarus, come forth.
John 11:44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin.
Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.
John 11:45 Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on him.
We are told here that many believed on Jesus when they saw Lazarus come walking our of his tomb now alive again, because Jesus had said, 'Lazarus come forth'.
Brothers, we are to have the love for each other that Jesus had for both Lazarus and those who did not believe. We are to love our brothers and the lost enough to groan in the spirit and too weep for both of them. When the lost sees us having love for our brothers in Christ, then they may believe upon the Holy name of Jesus as their Lord and savour. We are commanded to love one another just as we love the Lord our God.
John 17:16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
John 17:18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.
John 17:19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
John 17:20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
John 17:21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
John 17:22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
John 17:23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
John 17:24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
John 17:25 O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.
John 17:26 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.
Brothers, please go about working the fields with your brothers in love. There is only today.
God Bless you my brothers in Christ Jesus,
HVM - C61214
My wife and I love our brothers in Christ Jesus and wish you all of the peace and joy that God has promised for you.
REVELATION FROM HEAVEN
TO MY BROTHERS IN CHRIST JESUS
Brothers, God the father, through his Holy Spirit, delivers unto us His children, 'REVELATION FROM HEAVEN', almost daily if we are listening to what He is saying, and doing what He is showing us to do.
So many of our brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus have become as the lost world is in that we are blind and can not see, and deaf and can not hear.
We as children of God were delivered from that carnal mindedness. We were delivered from this world and made a new creature when we accepted Jesus Christ. At that point we asked for and received the Holy Spirit of God and were given our sight (His sight), and our hearing (His hearing), divine sight and hearing if you will. His Holy Word tells us that we have an anointing (the anointing of the Holy Spirit of God himself who came to live inside us along with Christ Jesus), and that in that anointing we are to walk through this life and that He will show us ALL THINGS.
We are to easily caught up into the ways of the world, because we make a conscious decision to go in their way, for we live in the world with them. But their way must not be out way. Brothers, God tells us that we are in this world, but we are not of this world. We are over comers, through Jesus, and have overcome the things of this world.
You and I do have certain needs while that you are on this earth, and you must go out into the world and receive those earthly things that you have need of, such as shelter, food, clothing, etc. God knows that you have need of those things, for he himself created those things before and after the fall of Adam. But because we have need of those things, right up unto the very hour of His appearing, does not mean that we should allow those things, and their ways, to affect how that we live our lives each day. We are shown by His Holy Word how that we are to both walk and live while in this life.
The people whom you are around each day, both lost and saved, can have an effect on how you think, act, speak, live, walk, see, and hear. That is why we who have been saved must take and keep our heavenly eyes and ears while here in this world. We must begin every day by putting God's word into our lives. We do this better if we get up earlier in the mornings before our day begins, and pray for His strength and protection to be own you and your family as you begin the day, and also by reading His word.
The people who you are going to come in contact with today are both different and the same as you. Try spending the time that you commute each day, both to and from your job, in both prayer and His word. If you have a good Bible based CD by some good teacher or minister of God, then use that commute to listen to God's word. Or by singing along with your favorite gospel music CD, or singing your own praise and worship songs. By just professing all of the many things that God has blessed you with, and by praising God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.
My point is that you must take control of your own life by putting into your spirit man those things which both lift you up, and bless you with the strength to go through your work day, and every day.
We are equipped to receive revelation from heaven just as Jesus did while He walked upon this earth. He said, "I can do nor say anything that my Father does not show me or tell me".
Brothers we are to walk Christ like here on earth. If we fail or should I say when we fall short, then we stand back up on our feet, repent and dust ourselves off, and continue walking with Christ Jesus, and like Christ walked. Please allow God's word first place in your life, and you will be amazed at the 'REVELATION FROM HEAVEN', that you will not only receive, but that will guide and direct all of your paths. We serve an AWESOME God my brothers!
Please read Psalms chapter 91. Read this in the 1st tense by reading ye as I, etc. You will realize that God is speaking His promises right into your life, except for the last 3 verses, and here He is speaking about how that He feels about you.
Let me make one more statement to you before I close.
In those hours each day when you are away from having access to your bible to read God's word. Use that time to quote His promises, and His word. You will remember the chapter and verse of some scripture, but you will discover that you know much of God's word, but may not know where that it is found.
Where it is located must not keep you from speaking it. God knows what He said. He knows where it is located in the bible. You will over time know where many verses are located, but as I said, that is not necessary in order for you to keep it and to make it part of your life.
So go about walking in the anointing that you have been given, while receiving Gods, REVELATION FROM HEAVEN!
God Bless you my brothers,
HVM - C42015
Brothers, in case that you are away from your bible, here is Psalm 91.
Psalm 91:1 He ( I ) that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
Psalm 91:2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
Psalm 91:3 Surely he shall deliver thee ( me ), from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
Psalm 91:4 He shall cover thee ( me, you get the gest ), with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
Psalm 91:5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
Psalm 91:6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
Psalm 91:7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
Psalm 91:8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
Psalm 91:9 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
Psalm 91:10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
Psalm 91:11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee (you), to keep thee in all thy ways.
Psalm 91:12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Psalm 91:13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
God's speaking to us here:
Psalm 91:14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
Psalm 91:15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
Psalm 91:16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
God and Jesus has given to you and I who know him every promise of the bible. Claim the promise, walk in the promises, and see and hear all that he is saying to you.
God bless my brothers in Christ Jesus.
WHO ARE YOU
Psalms 55:22 (KJV)
Here we have yet another promise from our God. We who have received Jesus as our Lord and Saviour are made righteous by Jesus and shall never be moved by any man. Man can not suffer us who are made righteous by what Jesus did for us.
God gave each of us humans the freedom to choose.
If the devil tempts you or man tempts you it is always you who make the choice to turn away from your righteousness and follow after this lost and dying world.
Choose to receive and keep all that God the Father and Jesus the Son has made available to you and me.
8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
We have a responsibility to walk in our righteousness. The acts listed above in verse 8 & 9 are who we used to be before Jesus gave us his righteousness.
Brothers I do not say that once we are saved we will never again allow one of the acts. But when we fall from the grace that God has given to us we then repent of that act and continue to walk in righteousness. Praise God we are forgiven and we can be forgiven for the sins that we have not yet committed.
Jesus knew that we would sometimes fail in our Christian walk.
His disciples failed many times and each time that they fell Jesus would both forgive them and also teach them what they should have done and tell them who they were. They were His chosen ones just as you and I are His chosen ones.
10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
We are made a new man. We are no longer a man who has fallen from grace as Adam did but rather we are made a new man and woman through Jesus and His acts of love that he gave unto us freely because we believed his word and accepted Jesus as the only begotten Son of God.
11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but all.
There is no difference in us Christians who know Jesus. It matters not where we were born or where we live upon this earth. We who know Jesus are one and we are to walk as one through this life in service to God the Father and Jesus the Son. God's very own Holy Spirit abides in you and me because Jesus sent Him to us as our other helper. Both Jesus and the Holy Spirit of God inside each of us who know Him. They are both here to help us through any adversity which comes our way.
12 Put as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; 13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
Brothers, please do the above acts to every believer who is your brother. As I have told you many times in past messages we are one in Christ Jesus. Always accept your brother and forgive him of any and all things that he may have done to you. Forgiveness is of us. We are to forgive our brothers Jesus has forgiven us.
14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
We are told here in verse 14 that Charity is above all things listed in verses 12 & 13 above. Charity is LOVE. We are to love our brothers in Christ Jesus just as Jesus loves us.
15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
We Christians are to be one. We are the body of Christ and Jesus is the head of this body which is made up of many members but we remain one body. We are not to war against our fellow members of this body that Jesus has put together.
16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
Brothers we are to do all deeds or speak all words in the name of the Lord. We are all so to give thanks always to God the Father for Jesus our Lord and Saviour.
Give thanks always as you love your brother in Christ.
Remember that we are made one in Christ and one is who we are to be. If anyone professes that Jesus is Lord then he is our brother and we are to love him and help him to understand that we are brothers no matter what Church we choose to worship in.
Let no man divide you from another brother in Christ. Many men in this day have allowed the devil to creep in and preach division by appealing to them his worldly ways. The world's ways are not our ways because we have overcome the world and have become one in Christ Jesus.
God bless you my brothers in Christ Jesus. Please walk as one with your brothers.
HVM - C10318
1st John Ch. 5:1-21
1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.
Brothers, we are told here in verse 1 that whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ then that person is born of God. John goes on to say here that everyone that loves God also loves his brothers in Christ Jesus.
2 By we know that we love the children of God, when we love and keep his commandments.
When you keep God's commandments you know that you love your brothers in Christ Jesus for to love the Father and the Son you must love your brothers in Christ also.
I will say here once again that you do not have to believe what they believe, but you must believe that Jesus is the only begotten Son of God, and that he came to this world to die for our sins, and that he not only died for our sins but Jesus also rose on the third day and ascended into heaven to sit at God's right hand. Jesus makes intercessions for each of us when we pray, and he will return one day to take us to heaven and we will live forever.
If you believe these things and your brother in Christ Jesus believes these things also then you are brothers regardless of any other beliefs that you may have.
Just remember that religious denominations are man made they are not made by God. I tell you all of the above that you may know that it is not God who has separated us from our brothers, but rather it is un-learned men and the devil who tries to keep us from fellowshipping with one another.
3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
His commandments are not hard to keep.
4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
Our faith in God has made us victorious in overcoming the world. Praise God!
5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? 6 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth the Spirit 7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. 8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one. 9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son. 10 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. 11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 He that hath the Son hath life he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
Brothers Jesus is the Son of God and He is life. We have life eternal because we know that Jesus is the Son of God. By our faith in His holy we are saved from death. You and I will never know death.
13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. 14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask according to his will, he heareth us: 15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him. 16 If any man sees his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it. 17 All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death. 18 We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not. 19 And we know that we are saved and the whole world lieth in wickedness.
The world lies in darkness and who are saved live in the light. There is no darkness in us.
20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath 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 and eternal life. 21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.
God bless you my brothers in Christ. Please love your brothers and do not forsake the fellowship with your brother in Christ Jesus.
HVM - C92518
FEED MY SHEEP
John chapter 21:17-25
He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
Brothers, this being the third time in the above three verses that Jesus had asked Simon Peter if he loved him. Each time Peter had answered the same way. This had grieved Peter this third time that Jesus had asked him the same question. Jesus said each time, feed my sheep.
Jesus was making a point here to not only Peter but to all of his disciples and us as well and that is that if we love Him we should be feeding His sheep.
18 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When tho wast young thou girdest thyself, and walked whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not.
Brothers here Jesus tells Simon Peter that when he was young Peter would rise early in the morning and walk where ever he pleased, but when Peter is old he will stretch forth his hands and another will dress him and will carry him where he wishes and Peter will have no say in where he goes.
Do you see here that Jesus is making the point that while you have the say of what you will do each day then you should be going about doing the Lords business of feeding His sheep. For when you get old and unable to dress your self or to choose where it is that you will go you will be unable to feed Jesus' sheep.
This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me.
Jesus says to Peter here that he will glorify God by feeding His sheep. Peter is not to waste the short time that he has to glorify God. He is to be doing the work while he can.
Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee?
Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do?
Brothers please see here that Peter wanted to know from Jesus if the other disciple would have to do the same as Peter was being told to do.
Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee?
Jesus said to Peter, that if it was Jesus' will that the other diciple was still alive and doing His work when Jesus returned. What business of that was it to Peter.
Peter wanted to make sure that the other disciple was going to have to do the same thing as Peter was.
Jesus said that what He would ask of another of his children to do for Him was none of Peter's business. In other words you have been given an assignment and you are to do what God has told you to do and your brother in Christ may not be told to do the same thing. Do your assignment and don't judge your brother because he does something different.
Jesus asked Peter what business was it of his what another disciple was doing. In other words Jesus told Peter to mind his own business and to go about doing what he had been told to do.
Then went this saying abroad among the brethren, that that disciple should not die: yet Jesus said not unto him, He shall not die; but, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee?
Jesus' word to Peter here had been miss quoted. Jesus had not said that the other disciple would be alive at His returning but rather it was not of Peters business if he would be alive when Jesus returned.
This is the disciple which testifieth of these and wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is true.
And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.
Brothers please go about feeding Jesus' sheep while you are still able to physically do the work that He has given you to do.
We are to do our work here on earth while we are able. Don't worry about what someone else is doing. Stay focused on completing your work.
God bless you my brothers in Christ Jesus.
YOU ARE TO MINISTER
10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
In the above Paul tells us that God will never forget your work and love that you have shown and do continue to show to the saints. Brothers God is not unrighteous to forget what we do for him in this life. Those of you who have ministered toward the saints, (your brothers in Christ Jesus) He will not forget.
When we pass from this life we will stand before God the Father as Jesus judges us. We are promised here that He will not forget what you did for your brothers in Christ Jesus for you did teach them.
11 And we desire that every one of you shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:
Brothers, be diligent in your love for your brothers, in hope unto the end.
12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
Here we are told not to be lazy, but rather walk through this life in complete faith and patience and we shall inherit all of the promises which God has promised each of us who belong to Him.
13 For when God made to because he could swear by no greater, he by himself,
Do you see that God swore by himself to Abraham He greater than
14 Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee.
Brothers this promise that God made to Abraham was promised also to each of us because Jesus has made us the heirs of Abrahams promise. We walk in the blessings of Abraham. Praise God his blessings are our blessings as well.
15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.
We are to patiently endure this life until we also shall obtain the promises.
16 For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.
Gods confirmation oath is to us an end of all strife.
17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:
God confirmed by an oath that we are the heirs of promise. Praise God!
18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:
Brothers through Jesus we lay hold of hope and thereby we obtain refuge from this evil and dying world.
19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and which entereth into that within the veil;
Our hope is an anchor for our and will be.
20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
Jesus is made the high priest forever. Praise God!
God bless you my brothers in Christ Jesus. Please go about each day ministering unto your brothers the saints of God in the name of Jesus.
HVM - C9618
A MANS LIFE IS MORE THAN HIS POSSESSIONS
Luke 12:1 In when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
Brothers, beware of hypocrisy.
Luke 12:2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.
Luke 12:3 Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.
Everything that man does shall be made known, nothing will be hidden.
Luke 12:4 And I say unto friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
Luke 12:5 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.
Brothers, we should have no fear of man. For he can do nothing to keep us from our eternal life with God the Father and our Lord Jesus.
Luke 12:6 Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?
Luke 12:7 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Luke 12:8 Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:
Luke 12:9 But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.
Walk with God as Jesus walked here on this earth.
Luke 12:10 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.
Luke 12:11 And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say:
Luke 12:12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.
Trust in God and His Holy Spirit will teach you concerning all things.
Luke 12:13 And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me.
Luke 12:14 And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you?
Luke 12:15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.
Our souls are our only possessions brothers. This is all that we have here on this earth.
God Bless you brothers,
HVM - C52314
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THE CHILDREN OF GOD
1 John 3 English Standard Version (ESV)
3 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2 Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. 3 And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.
Brothers, we are now the children of God, He calls us his children. He knows us as his children. He sees us as his children. See what kind of love our Father has given to us. When Jesus appears we shall be like because we shall see Him as he is. Everyone who has the hope of his appearing purifies himself just as Jesus is pure.
The world does not know us because it did not know him. God's word tells us that those who did not know Jesus does not know God, and if they say they know God, then they are a liar and the truth is not in them. Please continue to pray for the lost world my brothers, and love your brothers and your neighbors as yourself!
4 Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. 5 You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. 6 No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him. 7 Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous. 8 Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. 9 No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God's seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God. 10 By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.
Do you see the plainness of the above statements inspired from God to John. We are plainly told here that those who continue in sin, after that they were saved, do not know God, and are yet lost, and the children of the devil. His Holy Word tells us here that the righteous walk in righteousness as He is righteous. God tells us here that it is evident who the children of God are, and who the children of the devil are. If you do not practice righteousness you are not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother. The children of God are required to love their brother. Not loving your brother is sin.
Love One Another
11 For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. 12 We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother's righteous. 13 Do not be surprised, brothers, that the world hates you. 14 We know that we have passed out of death into because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death. 15 Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
Wow! God says that if we do not love our brothers then we still abide in death and do not love God. We know that we have passed from death into because we love our brothers.
Please do not allow religious doctrines and traditions to prevent you from loving and fellowshipping with your brothers in Christ Jesus. God has spoken to us. We must grasp these words and apply them to our daily walk in love. If we find ourselves falling back into love for a brother, then repent and confess it to the Father, and return to your brothers. Ask the Holy Spirit of God to tell you when you have stepped out of LOVE.
16 By now love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. 17 But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? 18 Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
Love in deed and truth, not in words.
19 By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him; 20 for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything. 21 Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; 22 and whatever we ask we receive from because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him. 23 And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. 24 Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God, and God in him. And by now that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.
God Bless you brothers, I love you.
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