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We should all be sighing and crying about the sad state of our world.
And I will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies:
they that hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you.
Ezekiel 20:26 ……
that I might make them desolate, to the end that they might know that I am the LORD.
A Message From Peter James
Salvation Is A Family Matter
Many people who come into contact with me, keep asking the same question,
which is what about my children and my husband and other family members,
who are not saved, what is going to happen to them.
In the vast majority of cases they tell me how they have been trying very hard for years to get their family saved.
At this point I can interject and tell them that it is most likely that their dearly beloved family and friends have rejected them, and not only that, but the more that they persisted in trying to force their ideas down the throats of their family and friends, the greater the distance between them became.
Furthermore annoyance probably matured to disgust and anger.
The sincere heart’s desire had crumbled to disillusion and a feeling of failure.
I keep trying to explain that although salvation is a family matter,
it is the Eternal God who calls and He does it when He decides and not when we decide.
It will be at the best possible time for the person.
When one gets more experience and maturity, it is easily seen that if the persons were called when their caring family wanted them called it would have been a great disaster.
The reality is that many want their loved ones called, whilst they themselves are living in the fallen Babylonian churches, and they do not even know that.
Therefore often they are wanting their loved ones to be called into something that could be quite destructive. It is therefore a mercy that the Eternal God did not answer their prayers.
It is true that salvation is a family matter, but at this time the Eternal God,
the Eternal God is not trying to save the world, as many churches are teaching.
If we are honest we will admit that if the Eternal God was trying to save the world, it is not working, as we have now ended up with almost every single church on the planet, a harlot daughter of Babylon, which is none other than the Roman Catholic Church, and the Vatican. It does not matter which religion you mention, either Eastern religions, like Buddhism, Hindus, or Western ones like the Baptists, Pentecostals, Anglicans, etc.
Revelation 17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY,
BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS,
AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
At this time the Eternal God is only calling out His bride, that is all.
Although salvation is a family matter, it does not mean that all the members
of a family are being called now.
It is a very rare thing for more than one member of a family to be called at this time.
The other members of the family will be called at their appointed time.
In the meantime we are given very clear guidelines at what we should do.
However, as usual, we know a better way and therefore we set about,
isolating ourselves from those whom we love.
What we should be doing is letting our deeds speak much louder than our deafening words, which are so loud that they quite literally obliterate our lifestyle, which most likely also leaves a lot to be desired.
The Apostle Paul is not covering every single situation, that a married couple could face. For example elsewhere it is mentioned that adultery is a legitimate cause for divorce.
I am certain that the very same thing would apply if one member of the couple is involved in witchcraft, or other wicked activities, such as child abuse, to mention just two.
1 Corinthians 7:6 But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment.
1 Corinthians 7:7 For I would that all men were even as I myself.
But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner,
and another after that.
1 Corinthians 7:8 I say therefore to the unmarried and widows,
It is good for them if they abide even as I.
1 Corinthians 7:9 But if they cannot contain, let them marry:
for it is better to marry than to burn.
1 Corinthians 7:10 ¶ And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband:
1 Corinthians 7:11 But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried,
or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife.
The apostle Paul clearly tells us that if the unbelieving partner is pleased to
dwell with the believing partner they should stay together.
1 Corinthians 7:12 But to the rest speak I, not the Lord:
If any brother hath a wife that believeth not,
and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away.
1 Corinthians 7:13 And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.
1 Corinthians 7:14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife,
and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband:
else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.
1 Corinthians 7:15 But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart.
A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases:
but God hath called us to peace.
The apostle Paul is clearly showing us, that we are not the isolated islands,
which many believe that we are.
1 Corinthians 7:16 For what knowest thou,
O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband?
or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?
As with all things we can go to the book of beginnings to see the institution
of marriage and family.
If the Eternal God said that it was not good for man to be alone in the physical realm, why do we erroneously believe that it would be good for a sole member of a family to spend eternity knowing that all the other members of the family have been destroyed?
I am not saying that this means that as long as one member of a family is saved, all the other members of a family can live any kind of lifestyle and they will be saved also.
That is simply not true.
Genesis 2:18 And the LORD God said,
It is not good that the man should be alone;
I will make him an help meet for him
Genesis 2:21 ¶ And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam,
and he slept: and he took one of his ribs,
and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
Genesis 2:22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man,
made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
Genesis 2:23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones,
and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman,
because she was taken out of Man.
Genesis 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother,
and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
We can see that from the beginning it was the plan of the Eternal that,
man should live in families, and have children.
In fact it is in Genesis 1, that we see the family established,
when He blessed Adam and Eve, and told them to be fruitful and multiply,
that is have children.
Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God
created he him; male and female created he them.
Genesis 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful,
Note that they were not told to fill the earth, that is plenish,
but rather ‘replenish’, that is fill again.
This means that the earth had previously been filled by
some sort of beings that no longer existed, and He now wanted it populated
by these new beings, man.
and replenish the earth, and subdue it:
and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air,
and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Adam and Eve were commanded to choose life instead of death.
If they did not eat of the tree of death, and by that I mean the tree
that they were told would result in death. They would have lived forever,
instead of just under 1,000 years, and so would their children.
At some point they would have been changed from physical to spiritual beings.
Genesis 2:16 ¶ And the LORD God commanded the man, saying,
Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
Genesis 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,
thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
We know that because they sinned they died and ever since all have died,
with the exception of Enoch.
Hebrews 11:5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death;
and was not found, because God had translated him:
or before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
We know that Adam and Eve were not just bumbling around in the garden of Eden, not knowing what to do, regarding all aspects of life. They were told absolutely everything that they needed to know. However, it is only in later books do we get the details of what they were told.
You will find many of the details in Leviticus and Deuteronomy.
Near the end of the book of Deuteronomy, the Eternal God did just as He did with Adam and Eve, He commands us to choose life.
Note that the consequence of choosing life extended to our children.
We are clearly told to choose life so that not just ourselves,
but also our children would live.
Deuteronomy 30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you,
that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing:
therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
This means that instead of preaching and using all sorts of subterfuge to
subtly save our family members, we should rather concentrate on living the
sort of life that the Eternal God has ordained for us. If we do this, then all
will be well with our children. Why do we not wake up,
and stop trying to do the work of the Eternal God for Him.
He is far more capable than we are and in any case we completely mess up most things that we touch.
We have our part to play with our children, in spite of the direct hindrance
of the governments.
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old,
he will not depart from it.
See our Document: The Importance Of Discipline
The intervening years might be very rocky, but we are told that in the latter
years, the early years of training will bear fruit.
We must punish our children, otherwise we will end up with delinquent adults,
which is precisely what is happening.
Proverbs 23:13 Withhold not correction from the child:
for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.
Proverbs 23:14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod,
and shalt deliver his soul from hell.
See our video: God Calls Whom He Chooses.
In Genesis 6, we are told that the condition of the world.
Genesis 6:5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the
earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil
Genesis 6:6 ¶ And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth,
and it grieved him at his heart.
Genesis 6:7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created
from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
Genesis 6:8 ¶ But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
Noah was not in rebellion as the rest of the world was,
and indeed as we are today.
This was Noah’s lifestyle.
Genesis 6:22 ¶ Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.
Because Noah was righteous and obedient, this is what happened to him, and
his family when the Eternal decided to wash the earth clean.
See Our Document :The Days of Noah Are Today
See our videos: The Days of Noah – Update of the Document of the same Title
We are told two important things.
The first is that he and his whole family were to go into the ark,
which he had obediently built.
The second was the reason why they were all being protected.
It was because in the midst of a wicked generation, the Eternal God had declared him, righteous.
Genesis 7:11 ¶ And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.
It is clearly defined for us who comprised all his ‘house’.
His personal righteousness meant the salvation of his wife,
his sons and their wives.
Genesis 7:7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
Let us consider Lot who lived in the midst of the depravity of Sodom and
Here we see both Noah and Lot, who were both delivered from the destruction of the wicked, mentioned at the same time.
2 Peter 2:5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person,
a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;
2 Peter 2:6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes
condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto
those that after should live ungodly;
2 Peter 2:7 ¶ And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation
of the wicked:
2 Peter 2:8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)
We now see the two angels who had been sent to destroy Sodom asking Lot,
about his family. This was for Lot’s benefit and not theirs.
They knew precisely his position.
Genesis 19:12 ¶ And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides?
son in law,
and thy sons,
and thy daughters,
and whatsoever thou hast in the city,
bring them out of this place:
They had to escape and escape quickly as the destruction of the cities in the
plain was going to take place in a matter of hours.
Genesis 19:13 For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is
waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to
Genesis 19:14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law,
which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place;
for the LORD will destroy this city.
Not dissimilar to what I am doing today, his sons in law mocked him,
to their detriment, as they were burnt to cinders, which was their choice.
In this particular situation the destroying angels were not accepting any nonsense, from Lot’s immediate family. They got hold of the hands of Lot,
his wife, and his two daughters. It is not wonder that two angels were sent.
They had their hands literally full.
But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.
Genesis 19:15 ¶ And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here;
lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.
Genesis 19:16 And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand,
and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters;
the LORD being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth,
and set him without the city.
Having safely brought them out of the city they were told to escape quickly,
and where they should go.
Genesis 19:17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth
abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay
thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.
Although they were saved from the inferno, Lot’s wife still yearned
for what they had left behind. She disobeyed and looked back,
and was turned into a pillar of salt.
Genesis 19:24 ¶ Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah
brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;
Genesis 19:25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain,
and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.
Genesis 19:26 ¶ But his wife looked back from behind him,
and she became a pillar of salt.
I can see the very same thing happening again today,
when believers are going to be separated from the judgment,
which is shortly going to come upon the world.
It really would not surprise me.
The reason is that if in a time of ‘peace’ as we now have people cannot be persuaded to listen to and obey the Eternal God, why would they do this in a time of disaster?
The third example of family salvation is the harlot Rahab.
This shows that any good deed done to the people of the Eternal God,
does not go unrewarded.
When the king of Jericho heard that spies had come to check out Jericho,
and that they were at Rahab’s house he demanded that she turn the men
over to him. Instead Rahab hid the spies and sent those sent to bring the men
to the king, on a wild goose chase, whilst the men were hiding on her roof.
Joshua 2:1 ¶ And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. And they went, and came into an harlot’s house, named Rahab, and lodged there.
Joshua 2:2 And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, Behold,
there came men in hither to night of the children of Israel to search out the country.
Joshua 2:3 And the king of Jericho sent unto Rahab, saying,
Bring forth the men that are come to thee, which are entered into thine house: for they be come to search out all the country.
Joshua 2:4 And the woman took the two men, and hid them, and said thus,
There came men unto me, but I wist not whence they were:
Joshua 2:5 And it came to pass about the time of shutting of the gate,
when it was dark, that the men went out: whither the men went I wot not:
pursue after them quickly; for ye shall overtake them.
Joshua 2:6 But she had brought them up to the roof of the house, and hid them with the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order upon the roof.
Her reward was salvation of her household and all that they had.
Rahab was on the ball and she was very specific in her request.
Joshua 2:12 Now therefore, I pray you, swear unto me by the LORD,
since I have shewed you kindness, that ye will also shew kindness
unto my father’s house, and give me a true token:
Joshua 2:13 And that ye will
save alive my father,
and my mother,
and my brethren,
and my sisters,
and all that they have,
and deliver our lives from death.
Joshua 2:14 And the men answered her, Our life for yours,
if ye utter not this our business. And it shall be,
when the LORD hath given us the land,
that we will deal kindly and truly with thee.
She then gave them the means to leave her roof safely.
Joshua 2:15 Then she let them down by a cord through the window:
for her house was upon the town wall, and she dwelt upon the wall.
She then gave them the best directions for their survival.
Joshua 2:16 And she said unto them, Get you to the mountain,
lest the pursuers meet you; and hide yourselves there three days,
until the pursuers be returned: and afterward may ye go your way.
Joshua 2:17 And the men said unto her, We will be blameless of this thine oath which thou hast made us swear.
The spies then told her precisely what she had to do.
Joshua 2:18 Behold, when we come into the land,
thou shalt bind this line of scarlet thread in the window which thou didst let us down by:
and thou shalt bring thy father,
and thy mother,
and thy brethren,
and all thy father’s household, home unto thee.
Once again we see obedience being required for their salvation.
They were to stay in her house.
If they went outside and were killed it would be their fault.
Joshua 2:19 And it shall be, that whosoever shall go out of the doors
of thy house into the street, his blood shall be upon his head, and we will be guiltless: and whosoever shall be with thee in the house, his blood shall be on our head, if any hand be upon him.
We see the actual salvation of Rahab and all that she had in:
Joshua 6:21 And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man
and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the
Joshua 6:22 But Joshua had said unto the two men that had spied out the country, Go into the harlot’s house, and bring out thence the woman,
and all that she hath, as ye sware unto her.
Joshua 6:23 And the young men that were spies went in, and
brought out Rahab,
and her father,
and her mother,
and her brethren,
and all that she had;
and they brought out all her kindred,
and left them without the camp of Israel.
Joshua 6:24 And they burnt the city with fire, and all that was therein: only the silver, and the gold, and the vessels of brass and of iron, they put into the treasury of the house of the LORD.
Joshua 6:25 And Joshua saved
Rahab the harlot alive,
and her father’s household,
and all that she had;
and she dwelleth in Israel even unto this day;
because she hid the messengers, which Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.
The fourth example is Daniel.
We are not told that Daniel had any family, but he had three close friends,
and he was instrumental in their salvation.
His three friends were cast into the fire and came out completely unscathed.
Daniel 3:26 Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning
fiery furnace, and spake, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego,
ye servants of the most high God, come forth, and come hither.
Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, came forth of the midst of the fire.
Daniel 3:27 And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king’s counsellors, being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them.
These four men operated as a family unit, and trusted and relied on the
Eternal God to the uttermost. We can see that they were all blessed and they
were not only delivered from various disasters, but they were promoted, and
became the top rulers in the land.
Daniel 2:48 Then the king made Daniel a great man, and gave him many great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon,
and chief of the governors over all the wise men of Babylon.
Daniel 2:49 Then Daniel requested of the king, and he set Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, over the affairs of the province of Babylon:
but Daniel sat in the gate of the king.
Daniel is rescued from the lion’s den.
Daniel 6:19 Then the king arose very early in the morning,
and went in haste unto the den of lions.
Daniel 6:20 And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice unto Daniel: and the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions?
Daniel 6:21 Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live for ever.
Daniel 6:22 My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions’ mouths,
that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.
We have clearly shown that Salvation is indeed a family matter.
However, there is more to it than that.
Job was quite an extraordinarily righteous man.
The Eternal God Himself said so.
Job 1:8 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job,
that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man,
one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?
See Video: EGO – Confronting Our Biggest Problem This deals extensively with Job.
There are some verses which, if casually read, appear to completely invalidate
all that I have just stated.
These verses Noah, Daniel and Job, because they were considered to be
righteous people. They were truly exceptional men.
In Ezekiel we are told three times that even if these three men were in a
land that was going to be punished they would only deliver their owns lives.
They would deliver neither sons nor daughters.
Here are the conditions that the Eternal God said that He could send against
1. Famine - so severe that both men and animals are destroyed..
Ezekiel 14:13 Son of man, when the land sinneth against me by trespassing grievously, then will I stretch out mine hand upon it, and will break the staff of the bread thereof, and will send famine upon it, and will cut off man and beast from it:
2. Noisome Beasts
Ezekiel 14:15 If I cause noisome beasts to pass through the land, and they
spoil it, so that it be desolate, that no man may pass through because of the
3. The Sword - War
Ezekiel 14:17: Or if I bring a sword upon that land, and say, Sword, go through the land; so that I cut off man and beast from it:
4. Pestilence – Disease
Ezekiel 14:19 Or if I send a pestilence into that land, and pour out my fury upon it in blood, to cut off from it man and beast:
Three of the four judgments were so severe
that they would destroy man and animals.
In every single case we are told the very same thing.
Noah, Daniel and Job would only deliver themselves, absolutely no one else.
Ezekiel 14:14 Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job,
were in it, they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness,
saith the Lord GOD.
In three out of the four instances we are specifically told that these three men would not even be able to their own children.
In view of these scriptures how can I say that salvation is a family affair?
Salvation whether physical or spiritual,
is by grace.
is a blessing.
is a matter of mercy.
is never earned.
is a gift.
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of
yourselves: it is the gift of God:
The righteousness of a father cannot save his children,
however, that does not mean that they are not sanctified.
This was stated at the beginning of the document.
1 Corinthians 7:14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband:
else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.
Now the conduct of our children will most likely mean that often,
they will have to be severely punished in order to get their attention,
and to bring them into line.
It is true that they might be wayward, but whatever it takes will be done.
Our hope lies in the last two verses of Ezekiel chapter 14,
when all is made plain.
There we are told that when these four judgments are sent against a land,
that a remnant will remain.
This remnant will be our sons and daughters, who have had to be punished in order to get their attention, and bring them into line.
Ezekiel 14:22 Yet, behold, therein shall be left a remnant that shall be
brought forth, both sons and daughters behold, they shall come forth unto
When we then see our sons and daughters, we will also see precisely what they had done in order to be punished. We will then see why they had to be chastised.
and ye shall see their way and their doings:
and ye shall be comforted concerning the evil that I have brought upon Jerusalem, even concerning all that I have brought upon it.
Our own sons and daughters will then comfort us, as they acknowledge that
they did truly deserve to be punished, and at the same time we will
understand that what was done to them was not simply out of malice, but
rather for the greater purpose of their salvation. We will then be able to be
truly thankful and appreciative for the salvation of our children, who would
have most surely have been lost it firm action had not been taken.
Ezekiel 14:23 And they shall comfort you, when ye see their ways and their
doings: and ye shall know that I have not done without cause all that I have
done in it, saith the Lord GOD.
You can now see that we do not have to go and try to convert either the world
or our families. It is not our business.
It is the prerogative of our Father in Heaven, the Most High God.
Wisdom decrees that we should let the Eternal God do what only He can do,
and we should stop sticking our noses into His business, as we always only mess up absolutely everything.
The end result of our well meaning but wrong activity is the creation of
hostility, anger and even the destruction of the family,
We should concern ourselves with what we ought to be doing as was stated
We must listen to and obey the Eternal God.
It is this that will determine what happens to our partners and our children.
We also can see why Satan is so focused on destroying our families.
See our document: Family Destruction
Be Humble Repent Listen To The Eternal God Obey Him.
This is very easy to say, but I assure you that it is physically an impossibility without
the empowerment of the Eternal God.
Just going up to some altar call, running to some church, or isolating yourself
in the hope that somehow it will all go away, will not do it.
What are you going to do about it before it is too late?
See Video: Obedience Is The Only Way Of Escape