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Week commencing 6.03.2011
The focus this week is ‘Your Calling’
Although many attend church meeting on various days,
few are taught exactly what they are supposed to be doing
right now, and neither do they know the purpose of their lives.
They have a fuzzy view of going to heaven,
and no clue what they are going to do, when they get there.
There is also the problem that no one is going to heaven anyway.
Of course many say that they should attend meetings,
study, pray, and even fast. These things are fine, if you are living
in a state of Obedience, to the Eternal God.
If you are in a state of rebellion all of them are a total waste of time.
Many feel that they would like to be involved in something practical,
for God. They think that they should be witnessing
to others, and doing some ‘good works’,
but is this what our calling is really about?
Almost every single time, witnessing to others has a single
conclusion you distance yourself from and lose your family and friends.
We need to be clear in our minds that organisations like the
Freemasons, and various Businessmen’s clubs go about doing
many ‘good works’, but they certainly are not serving the Eternal God,
because these good works are not ordained by Him, and in many
cases they directly worship ‘Lucifer’, whether the rank and file
are aware of this.
When the Eternal God calls someone one, and they accept the call,
and repent, the Eternal God then dwells in that person as ‘The Holy Spirit’.
Normally this is done by the laying on of hands by a genuine
minister of the Eternal God.
However, in these last days, it is exceedingly rare,
to find genuine servants of the Eternal God.
This is a tiny problem to the Eternal God.
He just appoints, and anoints those whom He has called,
at their appointed time.
The Eternal God uses whom He chooses, whenever He chooses.
Neither Man nor Satan, can ever stop the plans of the Eternal God.
Video: God Calls Whom He Chooses.
Repentance, which is a life long process starts, when we accept
Christ as our personal saviour.
Repentance means change.
New contacts always ask what shall I do ?
My answer is always the same.
Unlearn all the error and replace it by learning and living the Truth.
This means we unlearn all the error, and start learning the ‘Truth’.
Growth commences, as the person changes, and becomes
the person, that they were ordained to be, from the foundation of the world.
For this reason we say that Salvation is a process.
Are there many people being called, and chosen at this time?
The answer is ‘No’.
It is a lie to say that the Eternal God is trying to save the world at this time.
If that is His purpose, it has failed miserably.
This is the opposite of what the ‘Churchianity’, teaches.
This is what Christ said:
Luke 12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s
good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
Matthew 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.
Is our goal to be raptured and to go to heaven?
The answer is ‘No’.
The rapture as taught by the churches is false.
Why would we be going to heaven, when we are clearly
told that Christ is returning to the Earth.
Video: There Is No Rapture
What is the ultimate goal of those called at this time ?
We are told, that those called now, are already made
Kings and Priests.
It does not say ‘will be’, future tense.
It says ‘has made us’, past tense.
Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness,
and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings
of the earth. Unto him that loved us,
and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
Revelation 1:6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God
and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever.
The relevant question for you,
if you are a believer, is this:
Are you equipped to be a King or a Priest of the Eternal God, right now?
Answer: It is most unlikely.
The training which we receive is by our life experiences,
all of them. Training is not by some man made manual,
or brain washing program.
There are lots of those, and they do not work.
Our Life Experiences equip us to enable us to cope,
when we take up of our already given positions, as Kings and Priests.
Kings and Priests have to know the laws and statues
of the Eternal God, theoretically, as well as the practical application.
I am referring to those that are relevant at this time.
In time all of them will be relevant once again.
It is in your Bible.
Every kingdom has laws and regulations.
It is a fact that the Laws, Statutes and Judgments
of the Eternal God, have to be an intrinsic part of each person,
and not just an intellectual exercise in our minds.
Our basest of men leaders pushed by Satan,
do everything in their power to ensure that the Word of the Eternal
God is ignored, and ridiculed.
Our adversary knows how critical The Word of God is,
therefore he makes sure, that we are made to feel that that
it is no longer of any importance, and that it can be ignored.
Satan brands anyone, who tries to pay attention to the Word of God,
an ignorant fool.
Satan is fully aware that if we obeyed the Word of God,
his reign over the earth would be drastically cut short, and quickly terminated.
We can see how very important the Eternal God regarded,
His laws, statutes and judgments.
They were supposed to be a part of our thoughts all the time.
There are many verses in the Psalms which repeat these sentiments.
The Bible must be the only book, which is not regarded as a composite book.
It is not only regarded as two distinct books,
but it is viewed as a market stall, where we can pick and choose,
what takes our fancy.
What would happen if brain surgeons, or aircraft pilots did that.
Would you go for an operation to such a surgeon,
or would you fly with such a pilot?
Just imagine at 30,000 ft, when the aircraft hits severe turbulence,
the pilot announces, sorry folks, this is a new aircraft, it should deal with
it automatically, but it is not. I don’t know what to do.
It is a pity I did not read the old manual, which dealt with this situation.
Of course you will be able to calmly take this in your stride.
I think not.
Deuteronomy 30:10 If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the
LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes
which are written in this book of the law, and if thou turn unto
the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.
We are told that prosperity, and success will result from our obedience.
Is it any wonder that we are not prosperous nor successful ?
Joshua 1:8 This book of the law
shall not depart out of thy mouth; but
thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest
observe to do according to all that is written therein:
for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous,
and then thou shalt have good success.
Our teaching has to be continuous.
Of course if your children are now adults, you cannot go around
bashing their brains. That should have been done when they
were children. As salvation is a family affair,
the Eternal God will sort it out in His time.
In the meantime we can let our lifestyle do our speaking.
It has been said, that actions speak louder than words.
Deuteronomy 11:19 And ye shall teach them your children,
speaking of them
when thou sittest in thine house, and
when thou walkest by the way,
when thou liest down, and
when thou risest up.
All of the above is what every individual should do.
The situation with the king was different.
We should never forget that to whom more is given more is expected.
The parable of the talents makes this clear. Matthew 25.
The ancient kings of Israel were commanded to personally
write out the book of the law into a book, when they became ‘king’.
This made sure that they could not claim ignorance of the law.
This is the same law, which we casually consign to the dustbin.
Deuteronomy 17:18 And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne
of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book
out of that which is before the priests the Levites:
Today we need to familiarise ourselves with the laws, statutes,
and judgments in the very same way.
Now we all have the best possible tools to facilitate us to do this.
It is only when we have been re-educated, and empowered,
that we would be wise, and able to carry out our role as a ‘king’,
with wisdom, justice, and mercy.
To be a king, and a priest requires training, as does any occupation.
All of the above is the foundation of the training,
which is an absolute necessity for us.
This is, as it were, the theory.
The Eternal God then gives us the specific ‘life experiences’,
which, we as individuals need, and have to learn
so that we can put the theory into practice.
Most of us feel that we wish that we could be doing something
practical, like some sort of ‘good works’, or handing out tracts,
or some such thing.
We tend to be ignorant of, and even despise the carefully
tailor made training, which we need, not only now, but which
is essential in the future, when our responsibilities,
will be greatly increased.
When Christ returns to set up His kingdom, it will be in a world
devastated by war, captivity, slavery, drought, and the results
of the various tribulation plagues. There will be many homeless,
starving, and sick people.
There will be many injured, lonely people, and countless
dysfunctional, and angry people.
Do not be misled by the soft cotton wool concept, of the fallen churches.
It will not just be, everyone giving everyone else a group hug.
These are the character requirements, of all would be Kings and Priests.
These are all attributes of the Eternal God.
Therefore they have to be planted in us.
We cannot work them up.
We have to provide the soil for them to grow.
Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
gentleness, goodness, faith,
Galatians 5:23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
These are some details of the above in action.
1 Corinthians 13:4 ¶ Charity suffereth long, and is kind;
charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
1 Corinthians 13:5 Doth not behave itself unseemly,
seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
1 Corinthians 13:6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
1 Corinthians 13:7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things,
endureth all things.
1 Corinthians 13:8 ¶ Charity never faileth:
The apostle Paul makes it clear.
He clearly explained the process.
‘We glory in tribulation’.
He saw that,
Tribulation resulted in patience.
Patience resulted in experience.
Experience resulted in hope.
We can then rejoice in hope,
whilst at the same time, we can be patient in tribulation.
Romans 5:2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace
wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
Romans 5:3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also:
knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
Romans 5:4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
Romans 5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed;
because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost
which is given unto us.
Romans 12:9 Let love be without dissimulation.
Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
Romans 12:10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love;
in honour preferring one another;
Romans 12:12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation;
continuing instant in prayer;
Why don’t the fallen churches teach their members these
very important thing?
It is because they do not know it themselves.
Notice that patience results in perfection,
and will cause us to have no lack of any of the qualities,
which the Eternal God is building in us.
James 1:4 But let patience have her perfect work,
that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
I have given you the yardstick.
Do not apply it to others, but apply it to yourself.
How do you measure up ?
Can you see that all trials and difficulties have a purpose?
Some say that they cannot wait to heal the sick,
raise the dead, and perform wonders, and miracles.
All of these things have to have a purpose.
If you were to heal someone who is being disciplined
by the Eternal God, would you be working for or against
the Eternal God?
What happens when everyone is well, and there are no dead to be raised,
or there is no need for miracles ?
Stephen and Phillip were both deacons.
Acts 6:5 And the saying pleased the whole multitude:
and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost,
and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon,
and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch:
Some of the experiences, which we are having today,
are not just to do with making money.
They are a part of our character development.
We have very awkward, proud, selfish, and sad to say, even despicable
family and friends around us.
Kings and Priests, as defined by the Eternal God, have to be caring
people, who greatly care for those in their charge.
Right now we are approaching a time, when money will have no value.
Therefore the idea of amassing vast amounts of money
for self-indulgence is a total non-starter.
Subject: ‘God or Mammon ?’
Stephen and Phillip were used to do great wonders, however,
they also waited on tables.
So we can see that even those of lower ranks than the apostles,
that is deacons, were used mightily.
Acts 6:8 ¶ And Stephen, full of faith and power,
did great wonders and miracles among the people.
Acts 8:13 Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized,
he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles
and signs which were done.
Sadly Cash always tends to come before Character,
just as it does alphabetically.
The rich, and super rich people, and rich organisations,
are used is to lock up all wealth, and make it inaccessible
to the masses. This keeps the already destitute in perpetual
starvation, and in dire poverty until they are eliminated.
At the same time in total selfishness, they over indulge themselves,
in the most obscene ways.
Our value systems have to be completely changed, even reversed.
Pride, Ego, Vanity, Selfishness, with all that implies has to go completely.
We have to start valuing people more than things.
And then there is this
My Little Princess
This is what the Eternal God said about Job, who was very rich.
Consider the very high esteem, which the Eternal God had for him.
Does He think that same about you?
Job 1:1 ¶ There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job;
and that man
and one that feared God,
and eschewed evil.
Job 1:3 (he had) . . . a very great household;
so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east.
Eliphaz one of Job’s ‘Friends’, falsely accused him of all sorts
of wrong doing in Job 22.
This was Job’s truthful response.
Job 29:12 Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless,
and him that had none to help him.
Job 29:13 The blessing of him that was ready to perish came
upon me: and I caused the widow’s heart to sing for joy.
Job 29:14 I put on righteousness, and it clothed me:
my judgment was as a robe and a diadem.
Job 29:15 I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame.
Job 29:16 I was a father to the poor: and the cause which
I knew not I searched out.
Job 29:17 And I brake the jaws of the wicked,
and plucked the spoil out of his teeth.
Yet Job required training, because he did not really appreciate,
that all that he had, and all that he did, was because of the
intervention of the Eternal God in his life.
It was not just the work of his own hands.
For him to learn the lesson, he lost everything, in the blink of an eye.
All his children were killed, and all of his wealth vanished.
All that was left was a nagging wife.
Once he learnt his lesson the Eternal God gave him more than
he had previously.
Job 42:12 So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job
more than his beginning:
Consider Lazarus and the rich man.
The rich man was of so little consequence that not even
his name was mentioned, though he had the very best of everything.
Luke 16:19 ¶ There was a certain rich man,
which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
Luke 16: 20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus,
which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
Luke 16:21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from
the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
His lifestyle was most likely abominable, like the wealthy today.
We know that he had no concern whatsoever for the poor on his doorstep.
When they both died their spirits entered the spirit realm.
The spirit of Lazarus went to a place of comfort,
whilst the rich man went to a place of torment.
Luke 16:23 And in hell he (the rich man)
lift up his eyes, being in torments,
and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
Luke 16:24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham,
have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip
the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue;
for I am tormented in this flame.
Luke 16:25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou
in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise
Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
Can you now see how critical our training is?
The rich man most likely rejected his training.
He was too wrapped up in his wealth.
I repeat the goal of true believers is to be kings and priests.
Our training is to prepare us for these positions.
Trials are part of training.
I am not saying that trials are not painful.
If we are honest we will admit that pain gets our attention.
I am saying that our specific trials, will help us to help
lots of people in similar circumstances, when the time arrives.
It is my experience, that when you have experienced what
someone else is going through, you can relate to the person,
and encourage them in a manner that you would be unable to do,
if you did not have a similar experience.
When you say ‘I know your pain’, it is not just some nice words,
that sound good. It will be your experience in reality.
The person that you are encouraging knows that you know.
This is very important
Our life experiences can encourage others in many areas.
At the Eternal’s appointed time, these people will be brought to you.
You do not have to go looking for them.
As the times become more critical, and shorter, our training
will become even more rigorous,
because we have a lot to learn in a short space of time.
What is certain is that we are going to learn the lessons.
If we fail to learn a lesson, it will be repeated until we do learn the lesson.
We all have to become ‘People Persons’.
In Christ’s kingdom, under Christ there will be one shepherd.
Ezekiel 34:23 And I will set up one shepherd over them,
and he shall feed them, even my servant David;
he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd.
Ezekiel 34:24 And I the LORD will be their God,
and my servant David a prince among them; I the LORD have spoken it.
The above is yet to happen, when Christ sets
up His government, as the context shows.
It also tells us that there will be other shepherds under David.
Like David the other shepherds shall execute judgment, and justice in the earth.
Note that under these shepherds, the people will neither fear,
nor be dismayed or suffer any lack.
We will all hate injustice of any type.
Jeremiah 23:3 And I will gather the remnant of my flock out
of all countries whither I have driven them,
and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase.
Jeremiah 23:4 And I will set up shepherds over them
which shall feed them:
and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed,
neither shall they be lacking, saith the LORD.
Jeremiah 23:5 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD,
that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch,
and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment
and justice in the earth.
Jeremiah 23:6 In his days Judah shall be saved,
and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby
he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
I hope that this will give each and everyone of you who is called
a deep sense of purpose, and the reason for your existence,
and the glorious future which lies ahead.
So Let Us Pray.