Prelude to Light
Doctrine is not Mine, but His that sent Me.
(See John 7 verse 16 thru 18.)
First we should search out and hear the whole of the Matter, and then consider God Almighty's Eternal Words of Infinite Power and TRUTH to Judge Righteously, as revealed by Moses and later reiterated by the Apostle Peter:
Yahweh thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto Him you shall hearken; And the Lord Said unto me: They have well spoken: I will raise them up a Prophet from among the brethren, like into thee, and I will put My Words in His Mouth, and He shall Speak unto them 'all' that I shall Command Him. And it shall come to pass that whosoever will not hearken unto My Words which He shall Speak in My Name (Yahweh), I will require it of him. (See Deuteronomy 18 verse 15 thru 19.) The requirement is execution.
Again, at Pentecost, during the birth of the Ecclesia of Christ, the Apostle Peter boldly witnesses of God's Promised One, Whom Moses declared would come in the likeness of his flesh. Peter reiterates the same all encompassing passage found in Deuteronomy 18: For Moses truly said unto the fathers: A Prophet, shall the Lord your God raise up unto you, of your brethren, like unto me (Moses); Him shall you hear 'in all things', whatsoever He shall Say unto you. And it shall come to pass that every soul, which will not hear that Prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people. (Acts 3 verse 22 thru 23.)
Please take special note that Peter cries out to the gathered throng, declaring that every soul is to hear in all - things whatsoever He (The Word of God) shall Say unto you? Do you not see the emphasis on "hear all things", for whatever God's Prophet speaks, He speaks in the Name of the Almighty God. The Almighty has given His only begotten Son, Jesus/Yeshua His own Personal Instructions for humanity's salvation and sanctification within His Word. For God has given Him (Jesus the Christ) Authority to execute judgment, because He is the Son of Man/Adam. (John 5 verse 27.)
How foolish it would be for one to hear the Word of God revealed by The Almighty's Spirit of TRUTH, and then not believe the Words of that Prophet Jesus Christ, the Last Adam, for He is none other than the Incarnate Son and the Very Word of God Almighty.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God.
John the Baptist testifies that Yahweh God sent His Holy One from heaven to be born of Adam's flesh and to proclaim the Word of God's Salvation. For He [Jesus/Yeshua] Whom God has sent, speaks the Words of God: For God gives not His Spirit by measure unto Him. (See John 3 verse 31 thru 36.) And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His Glory, as of the only Begotten of the Father) full of Grace and full of TRUTH. (See John 1 verse 14 thru 15.) And Jesus, the Personal Word and the Christ of Almighty God declares:
Even as the Father Said unto Me, so I speak.
(See John 12 verse 50.)
God Who at sundry times and in various manners spoke in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, Whom He has appointed Heir of all things, by Whom also He made the worlds. (See Hebrews 1 verse 1 thru 2 and verse 10.) And it shall come to pass that whosoever will not hearken unto My Words which He shall speak in My Name, I will require it of him.
The Lord Jesus Christ, being the Word of God's Infinite TRUTH, created all things of the universe and the world, within the fabric of time. When His Father God Almighty sent His Word to the earth, Jesus Christ created a fire storm among the religious of His day, and the fire continues to rage into this present time.
I AM that Bread of Life. Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the Bread which comes down from heaven (from the Father) that a man may eat there of, and not die. I AM the Living Bread, Which came down from heaven: if any man eats of this Bread, he shall live forever: and the Bread that I will give is My Flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying: How can this man give us His flesh to eat? Then Jesus Said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except you eat the Flesh of the Son of Man, and drink of His Blood, you have no Life in you. Whoso eats My Flesh, and drinks My Blood, has Eternal Life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For My Flesh is Food indeed, and My Blood is Drink indeed. He that eats of My Flesh, and drinks of My Blood, dwells IN Me, and I IN him. (John 6 verse 48 thru 51.)
Upon hearing the Words of Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Son of Adam, many of the Lord's followers, murmured among themselves, not discerning the significance of the absolute TRUTH, for Yeshua the Christ of God spoke the Words of His Father Yahweh God Almighty. Then Jesus, the True Bread of Heaven Said to the unbelieving: Does this offend you? What, and if you shall see the Son of Man/Adam ascend up where He was before? It is the Spirit that quickens (makes alive); your flesh profits nothing: The Words that I speak unto you, they are Spirit, and they are Life. It is Holy God's Spirit that gives Life, and without the Holy Spirit's Life, we are dead. Now then, even as Jesus the Christ of God asked the Jews of His day, He asks you: Are you offended? And where did the True Bread of Heaven come from in the first place? The answer is in the question of one's faith. Do you believe that the Eternal Word of God came down from heaven to become the flesh of the Son of Adam through the Shekinah Glory of Holy God's Spirit of Life? Do you believe that the Glory of God encompassed the Hebrew virgin Mary, and brought forth the virgin conception of the Last Adam, for He would be born the Son of Man? Now then, do you in True faith and humility eat of the True Unleavened Bread of Heaven and drink of His Life Giving Blood that God's unseen Holy Spirit of Grace provides to believers in Holy Communion?
Even as the handling of this specific Word of the Lord Jesus Christ, was an offense to the darkened minds of those who initially followed the Lord, so it remains today a stumbling block, to those teachers, who are wise in their own eyes, but not spiritually discerning of the absolute, "Amen", of the Words of the Eternal Power that created the substance of the universe. The brightness of the mind of many religious philosopher, has been darkened spiritually, by their unbelief in the constancy of the Word of the Lord Jesus Christ: For the Word of the Almighty God upholds all things in the universe, and all things consist of His Word, and are obedient to God's Word of Power. (See Colossians 1 verse 16 thru 18.) If the matrix of the grey matter of the brain of the teacher is darkened, because of ingrained philosophical religious confusion, then their teachings have become, not only an offense of stumbling to themselves, but also to those that they lead in the pride of their own light. But Jesus, the Light of the World says of the confusion: If the light that is in thee be darkness, then how gross is that darkness? (See Matthew 6 verse 22 thru 23.) The sin of unbelief always covers itself in the darkness of the individualist mind that remains set in self centered idolatry. The awareness of SELF is never totality obliterated, but in any event the matter of 'self will', should be in subjection to the Good Will of God Almighty.
(Understand the only WAY of Escape from Sin's Corruption.)
Let us open the eyes of our heart a little wider, and see a number of times in John's Gospel that Jesus Christ, the Word of God, makes it crystal clear, that the WORDS He speaks, are His Father's very own Personal Word of TRUTH. Quite naturally, through His Divine heritage, Jesus Christ is the Personal WORD of His Father, Yahweh God Almighty. Yahweh God's Spirit is the WORD that Jesus speaks, and is absolutely THE WAY that is One with His Father's Heart and Doctrine of the Life within the Eternal TRUTH of Yahweh's Only Begotten Son.
The first occasion of confirmation that Jesus is the Word of His Father God, takes place at the Feast of Tabernacles, when Jesus answered them and Said, "My Doctrine is not Mine, but His that sent Me. If any man will do His Will he shall know of the Doctrine, whether the Doctrine be of God, or if I speak of Myself." (See in full context John 7 verse 14 thru 18.) Then [again] cried Jesus in the temple as He taught, saying, You both know Me, and you know whence I AM: and I AM not come of Myself, but He that sent Me is True, Whom you know not. But I know Him: For I AM from Him, and He has sent Me. (See John 7 verse 28 thru 29.) Do you know the Father's Doctrine of TRUTH, for it is the Embodiment of TRUTH Who sets a man free from sin and death? You shall know the TRUTH and the TRUTH shall set you free. Truly, Truly I Say unto you: Whosoever commits sin is the servant of sin, and the servant of sin does not abide in the house (of God) forever, but the Son of (God) abides (IN the House) forever. Therefore, if the Son (of God) shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.
The second occasion of offense to the Jews, happened a day after that same Feast of Tabernacles. At this time, the Pharisees are questioning the validity of the Word of Jesus Christ. Then Jesus Said unto them: When you have lifted up the Son of Man/Adam, then shall you know that I AM He (the Christ of God) and that I do nothing of Myself: But as My Father has taught Me, I speak these things. (See John 8 verse 25-30.) For thus says the Almighty: So shall My WORD be that goes forth out of My Mouth: it shall not return unto Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing where to I sent it. (In full context Isaiah 55 verse 6 thru 11.) Perhaps you might rightly ask: Is Jesus Christ that very same Word of God that has gone out of the Mouth of Yahweh and prospers in that which His Father has sent Him to do? God did not send His Word into the world to condemn the world, but through the Perfect Love of God, being in the form of the flesh and blood of Man, God might save the World through that Incarnate Love of His only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ. (See John 3 verse 16.) I speak that which I have seen with My Father: And you do that which you have seen with your father. They answered and said unto Him; Abraham is our father. Jesus Said unto them: If you were Abraham's children, you would do the works of Abraham. But now you seek to kill Me, a Man that has told you the TRUTH, which I have heard of (Yahweh) God. This did not Abraham. You do the deeds of your father. (See John 8 verse 38 thru 47.) You are of your father the devil.
The third occasion of offense to the Jews, happened just before the next Passover Feast: It is here that the Lord Jesus testifies: "For I have not spoken of Myself; but the Father Who sent Me, He gave Me a Commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. And I know that His Commandment is Life Everlasting: Whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father Said unto Me, so I speak". (The full context John 12 verse 44 thru 50.) In Verse 48 Jesus says; He that rejects Me, and receives not My Words, has One that will judge him: The Word that I have spoken, the Same shall judge him in the last day. The reader should again consider the fearful Word of God Almighty in Deuteronomy 18 verse 15 thru 19.)
The fourth occasion is witnessed at the Lord's last Pascal Supper: Do you not believe that I AM IN the Father, and the Father IN Me? The Words that I speak unto you, I speak not of Myself, but the Father that dwells IN Me, He does the works. (John 14 verse 10.) The miracles of God Almighty IN Christ Jesus were witnessed by the Jews in the natural, but the unseen Word of God, given as the TRUTH IN Christ Jesus, could not be comprehended in the darkness of their natural mind. The following are the Words of Christ that they could not apprehend. I AM the Bread of Life, He that comes to Me shall never hunger, and he that comes to Me shall never thirst. He that eats My Flesh and drinks My Blood Lives IN Me and I IN him.
The fifth occasion is linked to the fourth occasion: For the Word of Yahweh God is received in the ears of His disciples during the evening time of the final Passover with the eating of the flesh of lambs, and to that of eating of the Unleavened Bread of Heaven. The meal will later be called by men, the Lord's Last Supper. However, it is not the last meal for Christ's disciples, but it is to be the beginning of the New Covenant of God confirmed IN the Blood of His Son Christ Jesus. The Faith of God, moves the unseen Life of the Spirit of God to nourishes those who hunger and thirst after the Righteousness of Christ Jesus. For those that hear and believe IN Jesus Christ, they are birthed into the Promise of the Word of TRUTH and LIFE of the Eternal Yahweh God Almighty. TRUTH stands at the forefront of God's WORD of Salvation. Jesus answered and Said unto him (Judas, not Iscariot): "If a man love Me, he will keep My Words, and My Father will Love him, and We will come unto him and make Our Abode with him. He that loves Me 'not', keeps 'not' My sayings: and the Word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father's Who sent Me." (John 14 verse 23 thru 24,)
The Lord Jesus' last testimony to His Father's Doctrine is during the latter part of the Paschal Supper as witnessed in John's Gospel. During the Lord Jesus' High Priestly prayer to His Holy Father God, we hear: "Now they know that everything You have given Me, comes from You. For I have given unto them the Words which Thou gave Me, and they have received them, and know surely that I came out from Thee, and they have believed that Thou did send Me". (John 17 verse 7 thru 8,). The Lord's Words at His own Passover Table with Unleavened Bread, are like all of His Instructions, for they are the Words of His Father Holy, Holy, Holy Yahweh Adonay God Almighty. The Eternal God of Covenant does not change His Word of TRUTH, for the Word of God is Constant: Take and drink all of you: For this is My Blood of the New Covenant that is poured out for many for the remission of sin. But I say unto you that henceforth I will not drink of this fruit of the Vine until that day when I drink of this fruit with you in My Father's Kingdom. (See Matthew 26 verse 27 thru 29.)
When you click on fruit of the Vine then you will see that the fruit in actuality is the offspring from Christ's Salvation. Christ is the True Vine in John 15 and His Fruit is the children who abide as branches in the Vine, and bring forth more good fruit in the Word of Christ Jesus.
The WORD of God stands forever, for the Word of God is from Eternity, where there is no variance with the Eternal God of Holiness. Consider the TRUTH of God that is Eternal: For God so loved the world that He offered up His Only Begotten Son as a sacrifice, to pay for the sin of the world. The Eternal God of time and creation, set IN time, even before the foundation of the world, His Salvation Lamb, Yeshua haMashiach, Who, with His death and resurrection to LIFE, mediates the sins of the world. Of what value will man put on the Holy Word of God that can not lie? Or of what value does a man, who can not but lie, put on his life? If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, (then) how great is that darkness! (Matthew 6 verse 23.) How utterly unfortunate that man, by his own dark self cultivated wisdom, negates the TRUTH of the New Covenant Mercy IN the Eternal Word of God. If you say that you have no sin you make Yahweh God a liar. and for sure the TRUTH is not in you. (See 1st John 1 verse 7 thru 10.)
Unbelief is the spokesperson for the wisdom of man. It is difficult for man to believe in the substance of truth if they can not see the substance. If the TRUTH was standing before you and spoke of a substance you cannot see, would you believe in what you heard? If I had not come and Spoken to them, they had not sinned, but now they have no cloak for their sin. These condemning Words of Jesus, relates back to the unbelieving Jews. We can make a case beginning at the time given in the Gospel of John chapter 6. The Lord had crossed over the sea of Galilee, and because of the healing miracles that the Lord Jesus had performed, a great multitude followed after Him. Interestingly, it was at the time of the Passover when the Jews would assemble for the feast. At this time, Jesus/Yeshua performed wonders in the feeding the multitude of more that 5000 men, along with all the woman and children that were present with them. After the feeding of the multitude of people, the Lord would go up into a mountain and hide Himself from the press of the people. His disciples, probably knowing of the next destination before hand, got into a boat in the evening, and headed to Capernaum. In the darkness, they would unknowingly encounter their Lord in the midst of a great wind, walking on a turbulent sea. They were afraid, but the Lord Said: It is I: Do not be afraid. With relief, they received the Lord Jesus into the boat, and immediately thereafter they were at their destination of Capernaum.
In the following light of the day, the people saw that Jesus and His disciple were no where to be found. They entered boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus. They found Him there, and asked Him how he got to Capernaum. The Lord Jesus knowing the TRUTH, Said to them: Truly, truly I Say unto you: You do not seek Me because of the miracles you saw, but because of the loaves of bread that you ate. Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to everlasting Life, which the Son of Adam/Man shall give you, for Him, Father God has sealed. The Word of God is sealed in the TRUTH; for the deceivers wanted to know how they could produce food to feed their bellies and receive monetary reward for their merchandise. For they said: What shall we do, so that we can work (trade for) the works (business) of God? The TRUTH answered them: This is the Work (Business) of God, that you believe IN Him, Whom Father God has sent! (See John 6 verse 26 thru 30.)
The long awaited Messiah of God, Yeshua haMashiach Spoke TRUTH to the Jews: I AM the Bread of Life. Whosoever eats of My Flesh and drinks of My Blood has Eternal LIFE, and I Will raise him up at the last day. The unbelief within many of the Jews of that day, would leave them in their sin, and without a cloak or covering for their un-confessed sin. All those who deny, by their words or actions, the TRUTH and the WAY of Jesus Christ, will die in their sins, and will never know the LIFE of Christ.
In our mortal wisdom, we can foolishly play with God's Word of Power, and to our own peril, we negate within our own minds and others, the Wisdom that is IN the Divine WORD of Eternal Father Yahweh God Almighty. When it comes to Communion with Holy Father God, we may all be familiar with the confirmation of the Word of God seen in the Synoptic Gospels. Even so the TRUTH is trampled on. The three Gospels establish God's New Covenant IN the Life giving Blood of Jesus Christ, but our conceived truth makes the TRUTH of God a stumbling block. As a refresher IN the TRUTH, please click on the Synoptic Covenant.
Confusion reigns when, as it is said, 'The devil is in the details', and so it is in the beginning of the King James version of the 13th chapter of the Gospel of John. Note in the 1st verse of the 13th chapter; that the Passover hour is fast approaching, and before the ritual meal would begin, the Lord Jesus Christ already knew that His time of the end was upon Him. Unfortunately, the KJ Version second verse is a false interpretation of the Word of God: And supper being ended. The English words 'being ended' is dead wrong. Seen in context with Scripture, Strong's Concordant G1096 , is actually a beginning commencement of the evening Feast. Therefore, the rendering should read: When the Feast had begun. Now, if that is understood, then all that would follow in our reading of John's Gospel Scriptures is in context with the final earthly Passover Meal that the Lord and His disciples would participate in together.
From the 13th chapter through the 17th Chapter of the Gospel of John, the Lord Jesus/Yeshua is conveying the TRUTH of His Father's New Covenant of LIFE IN His Holy Spirit's Communion LIFE IN the Body and Blood of His Son. This is the Work (Business) of God, that you believe IN Him, Whom Father God has sent! (John 6 verse 29.) For thus says the Almighty: So shall My WORD be that goes forth out of My Mouth: it shall not return unto Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing where to I sent it. (In full context Isaiah 55 verse 6 thru 11.) You might ask: Is Jesus Christ that very same Word of God that has gone out of the Mouth of Yahweh and prospers in that which His Father has sent Him to do? The answer is an unequivocal Yes. God did not send His Word into the world to condemn the world, but through the Perfect Love of God, being in the form of the flesh and blood of Man, God will save those of the World that believe in the Sacrificial Love of His only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ. (See John 3 verse 16.)
Now we will continue to extend our exploration of the Doctrine of Father God Almighty, for the Doctrine is of the TRUTH, that is the Spoken Word of God's Son Named Yeshua, Salvation. We are familiar with the English Name of 'Jesus' as the Son of God, but His True Name IN Hebrew is 'Yeshua', which has a personal and more intimate meaning of 'Savior'. The literal Name of Yeshua is intimately tied to His Father's Name with the unpronounceable consonants of the Tetragram 'YHWH'. The unpronounceable constants 'YHWH' would be interspersed with the vowels of 'Adonay', whereby we derive the pronounceable 'Yahweh'. This Holy Name of the Almighty was rarely spoken, but has the meaning attributed to the Great I AM's 'Presence' and His Holy Presence is totally encompassed within the Eternality of the 'I AM that I AM'.
Of course the Lord our Salvation would know the Name of Jesus that we call Him. but when we pray in the Name of Jesus, we are callous in our understanding of what, in Spiritual Reality, would actuality be transpiring at Yeshua's Communion Table. Now if you are willing, we can have a fresh beginning in our knowledge of the TRUTH, for the hour of revelation had already come in time, for the Lord's Passover Supper had begun. In the midst of the meal, the Lord dipped unleavened bread into the morar and gave the sop to the traitor Judas. With Judas having been exposed to the few at the table, then at the Commanding Word of the Lord, Judas immediately left the dinner of that High Sabbath night to conduct his own unsavory business of the betrayal of his Master.
Then the Lord Jesus Proclaimed before His disciples: Now is the Son of Adam (Man) glorified and (Yahweh) God is glorified IN Him. Judas' betrayal of Yeshua would bring too a climax, that which was prophesied through out Scripture. But who will believe Our Doctrine, and to whom is the Arm of the Lord revealed? For He was cut off from the land of the living, for the transgression of My people was He stricken. My Righteous Servant shall justify many, for He shall bear their iniquities. (See Isaiah 53.) So they set a price upon the Lord, and they weighed out His price of 30 pieces of silver. (See Zechariah 11 verse 12 thru 13.)
From this point forward, the cascade of events will escalate to the Sacrificial Crucifixion Death of Jesus/Yeshua, and will climax with the Glorious Saving Resurrection of the Messiah. At his point of time, Jesus now tells His disciples that which He had previously told the Jews: Where I go you cannot come. Jesus then Instructs His disciples to love one another, even as He has loved them. Their love for one another, as the Lord Yeshua commanded them, would confirm before the world that they are disciples of the Lord.
The immediate disciple's of Christ are attending the evening Feast of Unleavened Bread, and are having trouble fully discerning the Words of the Messiah. Simon Peter upon hearing the Words of Christ, and with some understanding, nevertheless asks the Lord where He is going. Jesus/Yeshua tells him that where He is going Peter can not come, but will follow Him later. Peter wants to know why he cannot follow the Lord now, and then declares: "I will lay down my life for your sake". The Lord Yeshua/Jesus reveals the truth of Peter's short coming: "Will you lay down your life for My Sake. Truly, Truly I Say to you: The cock shall not crow until you have denied Me 3 times." And so it came to pass in that day of Peter's denial.
Then the Lord Yeshua declares God's Definitive TRUTH to the questioning Thomas, who does not know the way of Christ: I AM the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE: No man comes to the Father except by Me. If you had known Me, you should have known My Father. Hence forth you know Him, for you have seen Him. In seeing Jesus, Thomas in fact, would beholding the Likeness of the Lord's Holy Father, for as God's Spirit is One, so then They, the Farther and Son, are One Holy Spirit of TRUTH.
If you ask any thing IN MY NAME, I will do it. His Name is Yeshua!
I AM the Vine of TRUTH, and My Father is the Gardener.
The Name of the Lord is not a magical incantation to get what ever the vain person wants, but His Name of Yeshua is Holy and specific to the Salvation Name of Yeshua haMashiach and that of His Holy Father Yahweh God, the I AM that I AM.
I even I AM He that comforts you. Who art thou that you should be afraid of a Man or the Son of Man, Who shall be made as grass and you should forget the LORD your MAKER. (Isaiah 51 verse 12 thru 13.)
It is the faithful believer, IN the Salvation Name of Yeshua that I AM's Holy Spirit makes the Way through the Body and Blood of God's Son, to enter the Holy of Holies into the Presence of Holy, Holy, Holy Yahweh God. Having arrived in the Holy, Holy, Holy Presence of Yahweh, we now present our Holy petitions to the Only God and Giver of Life. Jesus confirms the Word of His Holy Father: You can do nothing without Me. I AM the Vine and My Father is the Gardener. I AM the Vine and you are the branches. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, Yahweh cuts away. Every branch in Me, that bears fruit, Yahweh prunes it that the branch should bear more fruit. Now you are pruned through the Word that I have spoken to you. The Gardener is looking after the Vine to bear more fruit like unto Himself. If you are IN the Body of Christ, the Vine, can you not hear the Pruning Work of God Almighty? This is My Blood of the New Covenant shed for you for the remission of sin. He that abides (lives) IN Me and I in him. the same brings forth much fruit: For without Me (the Vine), you can do nothing. If you Live IN Me and My Words Live IN you, then whatever you ask it shall be done unto you.
If you love Me (being a true disciple) then keep My Commandments. (John 14 verse 15.) A commandment is an order, command, charge, precept, injunction that is prescribed to one by reason of the prescriber's superior position of understanding. The Words that I Speak are not Mine, but His that sent Me. If a man loves Me, he will keep My Commandments. He that loves me not keeps not My sayings: and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father's which sent Me. (John 14 verse 24.) It is the spirit that makes alive; the flesh profits nothing: The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. But there are some of you that do not believe. (John 6 verse 63.)
The Almighty God is not a god of confusion - where His Word of TRUTH is treated as the leaven of sin, to be trashed by vain philosophers. So unbeliever, what are the Commandments of the Lord that are obviously not comprehended? The astute IN the Spirit of Lord can understand, for the Lord has said: "My Word is Spirit and TRUTH", but the Spirit of TRUTH is set at naught by the arrogance of the unbelieving mind. A new Commandment I give you: That you love one another as I have loved you. by this love shall all men know your are My disciples. (John 14 verse 34 thru 35.) John says the same thing in his 1st epistle: He that says, I know Him and keeps not His Commandment, is a liar, and the TRUTH is not in him. But whosoever keeps His Word, "Take and drink all of you: This is My Blood of the New Covenant, shed for many for the remission of sin, Then it is IN Him that the Love of God is perfected. The LOVE of God is the antithesis of sin. Therefore by His Love we know that we are IN Him. (1st John 2 verse 4 thru 5.) I and My Father are One. The Lord Jesus is One with His Father Yahweh God Almighty. Thus says The Lord, The King and His Redeemer, The Lord of Host: I AM the First and I AM the Last.
Of absolute necessity, Yeshua/Jesus, is the genetic Son of the first created Adam, for He was conceived in the womb of the virgin Mary by God's Holy Spirit of TRUTH, and was born in the flesh as Emmanuel. For IN the flesh of Man, Yeshua, Jesus is God with us. I even I AM He that comforts you: who art thou that you should be afraid of a Man or the Son of Man, Who shall be made as grass and you should forget the LORD your MAKER. (Isaiah 51 verse 12 thru 13.) For when the Comforter is come, Whom I will send unto you from My Father, He, the Spirit of TRUTH will testify of Me to you. And because you have been with Me from the beginning, then you also will bear witness of Me. When the Spirit of TRUTH is come, He will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, through judgment. (See John 15 verse 25 thru 26, and chapter 16 verse 8.)
The Words that I speak are not Mine, but the Father's, Who sent Me. For: I AM the WAY, I AM the TRUTH, and I AM the LIFE: No one comes to the Father except by Me. If you had known Me, you should have known My Father also: For He (My Father, the I AM that I AM) is the One that does the (His) Works - - - of Salvation unto Sanctification.
He that has MY Commandments and Keeps My Commandments, Loves Me, and he shall be Loved by My Father, and I (as in We) shall manifested My Self (as in Our Self) to him: For We will come unto him and make Our abode with him. He that does not love Me, does not keep My Word, and the Word is not Mine, but the Word of TRUTH is My Father's, Who sent Me (as the Bread of Life).
Believe Me that I AM IN the Father, and the Father IN Me: or else believe Me for the very Works' sake. And why would you not believe the Works; for the (Salvation) Works are those of the Fathers. I and the Father are One. 13 And whatsoever you shall ask IN My Name (Yeshua), that will I do, that the Father may be glorified IN the Son. 14 If you shall ask any thing IN My Name, (Yeshua/Jesus) I will do it. (John 14 verse 11 thru ) You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen and ordained you to go and bring forth lasting fruit, that what ever you ask My Father IN My Name (Yeshua, Jesus), He may give it to you. (John 15 verse 16.)
I AM the Vine of TRUTH, and My Father is the Gardener.
Listen closely to the Word in John 14 verse 25 thru 26, and the
following: These things have I spoken unto you,
being yet present with you. But the Comforter, which is the Holy
Ghost, Whom the Father will send in My Name (of Yeshua = Salvation), He shall teach you
all things, (of Salvation) and
bring all things to your remembrance of whatsoever I have said unto you. Again,
if we are listening from the beginning,
we hear the Word of God in the writings of Moses in Deuteronomy and Peter at
Shavuot/Pentecost: Him shall you hear 'in all
things', whatsoever He shall say unto you. For it shall come to pass that every
soul, which will not hear that Prophet, shall be destroyed from among the
3 verse 22 thru 23.) In the pride of our own understanding, we are not
inclined to hear and do "all things' that Jesus Christ the Word of God
has spoken. We may have put ourselves in sever jeopardy because of our
unbelief in the Word of the TRUTH of Salvation. If a person does not
live IN Me, Says the TRUTH of the Word of God, then that person is cast
forth as a withered branch, and men gather them up, and cast them into the fire
where they are burned. The Almighty God is Gracious IN His Covenant Word, and will abundantly pardon all the rebellious
that in humility come to Him through the Blood of His Son, our Savior and Lord. Has not the Lord
Yeshua said: "This is My Blood of the New Covenant, shed for many for the
remission of sin. Do this IN Remembrance of Me? Do the Words of
the One that God has sent to the earth to Speak IN His Name, fail to register in the finite
grey matter of the called to Salvation?
Believe Me that I AM IN the Father, and the Father IN Me: or else believe Me for the very works' sake. And why would you not believe the miraculous Works, for the miracles are those of Father Yahweh God, for the Salvation of Man. are "all things". I and the Father are One. No one will be able to make a distinction between Yeshua and Yahweh God. If you have seen Me, you have seen the Father also.
These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you. But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, Whom the Father will send in My Name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. Peace I leave with you, My Peace I give unto you: Not as the world gives peace, do I give unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
King David, and the psalmist would absolutely concur. A thousand years earlier then the Gospels, with the inspiration of the Spirit of the Word of Yahweh God Almighty, David writes of the Word of God Who would come in the flesh of Man/Adam: Thy throne, O God is forever and ever: The scepter of Thy Kingdom is a Right Scepter. Thou has loved righteousness, and hated wickedness: therefore God, Thy God, has anointed Thee with the oil of gladness above Thy fellows. The Lord's fellows are His brother's of the Hebrew race. (See Psalm 45 verse 1 thru 7.) The writer to the Jews, interpreted as the writer to the Hebrews, reiterates the same Words of the Psalmist David. (See Hebrews 2 verse 5 thru 13.)
John the Baptist says of Jesus Christ: The One Who comes from heaven is above all. He testifies to what He has seen and heard, but no one accepts His Testimony. The man, who has accepted His Testimony, has certified that God is Truthful. (John 3 verse 31 thru 33.) Unfortunately, in many of the essential matters pertaining to Life, the people who should know and trust the Word of the Lord, are left wandering in the dark with their own philosophical dogmas. The confusion that remains in the darkness of finite minds, engenders unbelief within the assemblies. In our own darkness, It is like calling God a liar, and He needs to be helped out of His own stew. Nevertheless, Jesus Christ, the Infinite WORD of Father GOD Almighty further declares: "Even as the Father Said unto Me, so I speak." "The Father Who sent Me, He gave Me a Commandment, what I should Say, and what I should Speak. He that rejects Me, and receives not My Words, has one that judges him.
The Words that I have Spoken, the Same shall judge him in the last day." (See John 12 verse 50, then verse 48.)
The Truth shall come, for the one who will bring the echo of God's judgment is Moses, for Moses is a true Hebrew called of God. It is Moses, at the Word of Yahweh God, is the one giving warning to all those, who would not receive all of Yahweh's Words that would be delivered by the Prophet that God would raise up to be a genetically true Hebrew, like that of Moses. Jesus, the Incarnate Word of God, when answering the righteous religious, says to the unbelievers: How can you believe, which receive honor one of another, and seek not the honor that comes from God only? Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: There is one that accuses you, even Moses, in whom you trust. For had you believed Moses, you would have believed Me; for he wrote of Me. But if you believe not his writings, how shall you believe My Words? (See John 5 verse 44 thru 47.) The Eternal God's Spirit of Wisdom testifies of His WORD OF TRUTH that cannot ever fail. God's Doctrinal Instructions is for the Sanctification of believers through His Promised Holy Spirit of Grace, whereby He provides the Almighty's Communion fellowship in the Body and Blood of His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ. God's New Covenant, is within the Life giving Blood of Jesus Christ. The Life in the Blood of Christ Jesus can only be received by faithful believers, who are trusting in the Whole of the Father's Personal Doctrine of Salvation through the Almighty's Sanctifying Grace given through the Spirit of His Holy Word and beloved Son Jesus Christ.
For the Father judges no man, but has committed all judgment unto the Son: That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He that honors not the Son, honors not the Father Who has sent Him. Verily, Verily, I say unto you, he that hears My Word, and believes on Him that sent Me, has everlasting Life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto Life. Verily, Verily, I Say unto you: The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the Voice of the Son of God: And they that Hear shall Live. (John 5 verse 22 thru 25.) Can the reader hear the Voice of the Lord of TRUTH Speaking?
For with the Father's Perfect Love, the Lord Yeshuah (Jesus) Said: Peace I give you, not as the world gives peace give I unto you. (John 14 verse 27.) As the Living Father has sent Me, and I Live by the Father: so he that eats of Me, (by Faith) even he shall live by Me (Through Faith). This is that Bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eats of this Bread shall Live forever. (John 6 verse 56 thru 58.) Therefore, would not the Word of our Lord and of our God, with the empowerment of His Spirit of Grace, be clothing His Body of believers in the absolute substance of His Love and Peace that passes all understanding? The TRUTH eternally prevails IN His Righteousness. Why would we remain in our own proud, closeted heart that continues to deceive us again, and again?
The challenge to God's Word is always present in every generation, for the enemy of our souls is yet present with his deception. So let us today, reconsider and examine our own veracity and understanding, verses the Infinite's TRUTH and Council. If Jesus, the WORD of GOD, is speaking His Father's own Divine Doctrine during the Last Supper Communion discourse, then why is the watered down doctrine of men, substituted for the solid Rock of Christ and His Father's WORD of Life? Even with the vital things of God, the proud mind of flesh is always presumptuous to substitute its council, for that of Father God Almighty, and make void, or at best limit His Holy Word of Truth within the hearts and minds of His people, who are to be of One Faith in God.
The confusion, within the mind of flesh, happened in the Garden of Eden, and it happens today. Oh, God is certainly not a liar, some might say! It must be that God has exaggerated His Word. He was just using a metaphor, when His WORD Jesus Said; "This is My Body" and "This is My Blood". I think not! Pertaining to faith, the scripture says: For what if some did not believe? Shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yes, let God be True, but every man a liar, as it is written: That Thou might be justified in Thy sayings (Words), and might overcome, when Thou art judged. (Romans 3 verse 3 thru 4.) That which is holy to God, no mortal eyes will behold: The Body and the Blood of Jesus Christ is Holy before Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God Almighty, and only He beholds His Holy WORD within His Holy Son's Blood Covenant, given by His Holy Spirit of Grace to man for the remission of sins. If any person of Holy Faith rightly partakes of Holy Communion, then that faith is justified. However, if the unbelieving or the unrepentant soul partakes of that, which is Holy before Holy God Almighty, then that soul will reap his recompense. The believing one eats and drinks Life in faith; while the unbelieving soul eats and drinks, their own condemnation.
I Will Watch Over My Word, to Perform
(Jeremiah 1 verse 12.)
Have you not heard; "A man is only as good as his word". A man's name is at stake, according to his keeping of his word. The Name of God and His reputation has been challenged, and as it is written: For You have magnified Your Word above all of Thy Name. (See Psalm 38 verse 2.) The Word of God has infinite implications and His most magnificent Name is tied to His Word of Truth. Jesus Christ, the Expressed Word and Truth of His Father says concerning the Words that He speaks: Think not that I AM come to destroy the Law, or the prophets: I AM not come to destroy, but to fulfill (the Words of the prophets). For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law (Torah), till all be fulfilled. (See Matthew 5 verse 17 thru 18.) God's Word did not fail in one jot or one tittle of the Torah or the Words of the prophets, else heaven and earth would have already passed away into oblivion. Nothing would exist, for all things are held up in the Power of the Word of God. Christ Jesus is the True Word of His Father Yahweh God that became the flesh of Man from the genetic seed of Woman, and God's Word in the flesh of the Son of Man/Adam was crucified and put to death on the cross, and defeated death in His resurrection in the Power of the Spirit of His Father God Almighty.
God's Name has no failure in His Word of TRUTH. Truly, truly, it is by the substance of faith and trust IN the Word of God the Father that the Covenant Cup of Blessing, which we acknowledge, has become for us God's Covenant Love and forgiveness in the shed Blood of His Son, Jesus Christ. God's Covenant Grace through His Holy Spirit cancels out our commission of our acknowledged, known and unknown sins of yesterday and today, and allows us to exist in the purity of the One Body of Jesus the Messiah. God's Covenant, in the Blood of Jesus Christ, covers us in the abundance of His Love, putting away our confessed sin in the laver of His Love! We all need to humbly repent of our own arrogance and self deceptions, and give heed to the Master's Word's of Infinite and Divine Truth. (See John 3 verse 10 thru 11.) And Jesus says during His Communion discourse: I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of My Father, I have made known unto you. These things I Command you, that you love one another. (In full context John 15 verse 15 thru 17.)
However, if you love your sin more than God or even your fellow, then your bondage to sin will remain with you. Also, when ever a human heart is lacking in Salvation faith, then Jesus Christ is not enthroned, for the Spirit of Christ is left powerless to change the substance within the heart of the free willed person. Without the beginning substance of saving faith within the heart, it is impossible to please God, (See Hebrews 11 verse 6.) and without even that little faith, you can be sure that the wrath of your sin will find you out. (See Numbers 32 verse 23.) But if we walk in the Light, as He is in the Light, we have fellowship one with another, and the Blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. (1st John 1 verse 7.) Then spoke Jesus again unto them, saying, I AM the Light of the world: he that follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the Light of Life.
With God's enablement, we will continue to endeavor through these pages to help the weak in faith, to begin to see that the Master's Words are forever alive, for they came forth from the Eternal God of the living. (See Mark 12 verse 26 thru 28.) My surety and confidence is not of me, but is in the New Covenant Blood of Jesus Christ, where I have been privileged, through God's Sprit of Grace, to begin to see the other dimensions of God's Covenant Love poured out into a cup, which I will drink from, knowing full well of His faithfulness to cleanse me of my acknowledged iniquity. 'The antithesis to my sin', is His greater Love given to all in the Covenant Life Blood of His only Son, Yeshua the Messiah. So, in spite of man's negative doctrines, Protestant as well as Catholic, I say for certainty with Scripture that the Word's of Jesus Christ, holds power over all elemental things, for all of creation belongs to Him, and the Word of Father God remains constant in Him, yesterday, today and tomorrow. As we have emphasized, and will later again in the treatise, all the elements of the universe were created and impregnated by the Word of God, and by His Spirit of Holiness, they will be what He says they will be, even for the sake of God's Holy Covenant with His own Holy Living WORD and Son, Jesus Christ, for They are of One Heart and One Essence for ever.
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Robert Glenn Pratten with my beloved wife Rose Labez Pratten
Robert Glenn Pratten with my beloved wife Rose Labez Pratten